Meet Emily

Welcome Emily Sheckels Ahouse, our new Executive Director! A native Cincinnatian, Emily has been back in the region since 2015 most recently serving as Preservation and Planning Specialist for the City of Covington. In Covington she was responsible for the administration of the City’s Historic Preservation Program, including historic preservation permitting, staffing the City’s Urban Design Review Board, and the City’s small area study community planning efforts.  She was the City liaison to the NKY Public Arts Network and served on the Board and as Chair of the Design Committee for Renaissance Covington, a Main Street America program. After graduating from Cornell University with a B.S. in Design and Environmental Analysis and M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning, Emily started her career in South Florida first as a consultant for Janus Research then as Historic Preservationist for the City of Coral Gables.

Meet Emily

Community Events & Meetings 8/18

Walnut Hills Historical Society As part of our monthly On The Road events, join the Walnut Hills Historical Society as we learn and share stories about African Americans in medicine in our neighborhood, both past and present. At this month’s event, we will spotlight Dr. Charles Dillard, long-time Walnut Hills resident, a veteran of the Air Force, and physician. You can here a little about his story on our website: http://www.walnuthillsstories.org/oral-history-stories-from-our-neighbors/snippet-from-oral-history-project/

Free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!

Sister City Jazz & The Greenwich One hundred years ago the 369th Infantry’s “Harlem Hellfighters Band” gave what is said to have been the first Jazz concert on European soil in northwestern France. In recognition of that landmark milestone, the Cincinnati-Nancy Sister City Association is proud to announce the first Sister City Jazz Concert at The Greenwich featuring a collaborative performance of some of Cincinnati’s iconic Jazz musicians and two Jazz Ambassadors from our French Sister City of Nancy. https://www.facebook.com/events/1113334235498408/

 

Walnut Hills Area Council The Walnut Hills Safety Committee, and Housing Resources Group  has had many meetings throughout the year. As a  result of information being discussed, many residents have felt moved to be active and informed to make a better neighborhood. Please join this meeting as we explore the rights of the renter. August 30th 954 Est McMillan 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/WalnutHillsAreaCouncil/

 

 

5pA Music Festival  Every year 5 Points Alley gets filled with local musician’s and original song. This event is sponsored by the Cincinnati Music Accelerator located in the heart of Walnut Hills. Contact 5pamusicfest@gmail.com more info on volunteering, performance and more.

Community Events & Meetings 8/18

Creative Placemaking Update 8/18

Macy’s Volunteer Day
Macy’s volunteers came to Walnut Hills and prepared our educational campus for the new school year. Frederick Douglass Elementary School, Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students, and Bush Recreation Center all saw vast improvements and beautification. A huge thanks to everyone that made this happen at United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Macy’s.

 

Engrafted Word Outreach Ministries & The Freestore Foodbank teamed up to deliver vegetables, fruit and clothing to the Walnut Hills residents. The old Kroger lot had a long line ready early Saturday morning August 11th. This will continue to happen 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/16, at 11am. Location will be announced soon!

 

We Lead has been active all summer in the neighborhood. They meet monthly to plan activities in the neighborhood. Recently youth name the group WE LEAD and designed their own logo. They have taken on task such as, upkeep with the business district flower pots, trash pick up, attending community meetings, organizing events and much more. Want to get your youth involved? Want to volunteer? Were looking for more adults who have a passion to lead youth. Reach out to aprina@walnuthillsrf.org to get signed up.

 

May Street Orchard has been blooming good eats throughout the summer. Thanks to Jostin for our new shelter being built in the orchard, it’s coming along well.  Contact betty@walnuthillsrf.org for more info.

 

Walnut Wheels is officially up, running and coming to engage at a corner near you in the neighborhood! Thanks to our partners at DPMT7 and Reverb Art + Design, we  were able to complete the build out of the truck and the exterior design.  Contact aprina@walnuthillsrf.org for more details on community programming for the truck and ways you can get involved with it.

 

 

 

 

Creative Placemaking Update 8/18