Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wine Tasting Opportunity

One of the goals of this site is to communicate about opportunities in the area. Well here is the first. A friend of mine runs a blog called My Wine Education. She is organizing a Wine Tasting at the Party Source on September 11th from 6-8 pm.

Follow the link for more information and how to sign up. It is for a good cause and looks like a fun time if, you know, I liked wine. I know there are quite a few neighbors who enjoy wine, so check this out!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Third Annual Block Party

The Third Annual Block party is set for Saturday, September 6th at 6:00 pm. This is the weekend after Riverfest.

Again this year we will have the party on the south end near the path to Filson Park. This year we will be going the deli tray route rather than a cookout.

You can bring:
  • Beverages
  • Side Dish (1800-1845)
  • Dessert (1847-)
  • Chairs if you want them
You should have received a flyer with RSVP information. Feel free to comment on this post to let us know what you are bringing.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where are we?

I found this a surprisingly hard question to answer when we first moved here. Typically we would just say "downtown", though I know one person who lives in the Prospect Hill historic district that is adamant that she is not downtown.

We are definitely in Mount Auburn. The boundaries of this community, according to the City of Cincinnati web site, are Reading on the east, Liberty to Main to Mulberry on the south, Vine on the West and East McMillan on the north.

When we closed on our house, the description on the deed said Prospect Hill, but most folks think of the Historic District when you say that is where you live. We have joked with others at the top of the hill that we are "Upper Prospect Hill", but folks may hear that as some weird elitist label, rather than the humor that is intended.

I get confused with some of the new labels bandied about like midtown and uptown. I think we are in midtown, but that is such a nebulous term, I think it does not help clarify the matter. My latest description is "on top of Prospect Hill in Mount Auburn". It is usually followed up with clarifying questions (or a "whatever" response) but it is my working definition.

What about you... how do you answer the question "Where do you live"?

What is this?

The purpose of this site is to provide information for folks who live in and around Walker Street. You will notice on the right side a link to a few other Cincinnati blog sites.

If anyone on or near the street would like to post messages here, create a blogger account and let me know. I would be happy to add you to the list. It will be an informal place to post information helpful to the neighborhood.