There's a LOT going on in Lower Price Hill and Mike Templeton has unpacked much of it for us in this week's blog post. As the neighborhood bounces back from COVID-19, they are seeing some changes happening - both good and bad. One exciting addition will be Meiser's Fresh Grocery & Deli (LPH) opening! It will provide the community with fresh, affordable produce, groceries, and more. On the other hand, the neighborhood faces rising concerns over developers coming in to gentrify this historically Appalachian neighborhood. Get the full scoop below.

Taking Back Appalachian Forests, One Bee at a Time - New York Times

The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective sells honey and works to revive forests left scarred and abandoned by mines. Follow the story HERE.


The Alliance for Appalachia is hard at work shaping  Appalachia's needs for environmental and economic justice legislation in Congress. If anyone would like to join these efforts, Mike Maloney can help get you involved if you need that help. Please let Mike ( know your interest so he can report.

Women of Appalachia: Call for Fine Art & Written Word for "Women Speak" Anthology

Fine Art
Submit fine art via email for possible selection for publication in Women Speak volume 7, alongside superb story, poetry, song, essay and memoir from the finest writers from, or with strong ties to, the Appalachian region.

Submission deadline - July 30, 2021. Learn more about how to submit your artwork here.

Written Word 
Submit your work (poetry, short essay, memoir, or original song) to be featured in Women Speak, Volume 7. Submission deadline - July 30, 2021. Click here for more details on performance dates, eligibility, and more.

Cincinnati Public Library Summer Activities
 Activities for Kids:

  • From June 1-July 31, every youth 18 and under who visits a library branch can get their free summer packet which includes: an activity booklet, a book, a take & make activity, and an early literacy calendar for PreK families. The activity booklet can also be downloaded from our website.
  • Youth who finish 5 or more activities from their booklet may return to the Library may enter a grand prize drawing at their branch. 
  • Meals for youth will be provided at select locations.
  • Visit to find free in-person and online events for kids all summer long

Free Vaccinations at Library Locations: From now through August, the Library is offering free, drop-in vaccinations at select locations, in partnership with the Cincinnati Dept. of Health and the Hamilton County Public Health Dept. Find locations and dates in their online calendar.

Improvements at the Downtown Main Library

The library is beginning an 18 month improvement project at its Main Library, as part of its Building the Next Generation Library initiative, which is being funded by the 1 mil levy supported by taxpayers in 2018. Here’s what will happen first:

  • This summer the elevators will be replaced in the south building
  • This summer and through the fall, the skylight over the south building’s atrium will be replaced
  • In late summer the walls surrounding the north building’s Vine St. garden will be removed, to open up the space and make it more accessible

While all this work is happening, they will need to keep the Vine St. entrance closed. In addition, since most of the work is focused in the south building, they’ll be relocating services temporarily to the north building

Campbell County Public Library Presents Spotlight Series: “Railsplitter” with Falcon Takes Flight
Thursday, August 26 from 7-8 PM

Lincoln is alive again in “Railsplitter”, a book of poetry written by Maurice Manning who was born near the president’s childhood home in Kentucky. Falcon takes Flight to bring Manning’s words to life, reflecting on how poetry guided and shaped the President’s mind while leading a divided nation.

After the reading, there will be a Q and A will the author.

Registration Required. Register HERE
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