Community Stories

Making New Memories in a Familiar Space

by: Scott Priestle, Community Matters Board President I have vivid memories of childhood visits to St. Michael’s Church. Sitting in a pew during mass, laughing with – and sometimes at – Mike Kezak, a delightfully wacky and profane parishioner from the neighborhood. Gathering with the
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‘It’s either all of us or none of us’ – Enquirer Story on Troop 49632

THE GIRL SCOUTS OF LOWER PRICE HILL NEED TO SELL 1,500 BOXES OF COOKIES TO GO TO CAMP. BUT THEY CAN’T TALK ABOUT CAMP. NOT YET. THEY DON’T NEED FALSE HOPE.  Sharon Coolidge and Liz Dufour, ldufour@enquirer.com Cincinnati Enquirer, February 8, 2015 As the after-school progr
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Join Us at Bend Fest!

Our first annual Bend in the River Art & Music Festival will take place at The Sanctuary in Lower Price Hill on Oct. 4th & 5th. We are excited to invite everyone to join us for a celebration of art and music at our historic campus in LPH. Bring your friends and family! Saturda
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The Washing Well Wins $109,000 from Impact 100

The Washing Well project was selected as a 2014 Impact 100 Grant Winner!  The Washing Well will create safe, affordable, and local laundry for all residents of Lower Price Hill.  The goal of the project is two fold: 1) to create a place for residents to access laundry and 2) to contri
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Food and Community

Nothing brings people together like a delicious meal.  It is the age old tactic in community organizing: if you feed them, they will come.  We have used this idea for years through our community picnics.  Each spring and fall we stop all of our work and take a moment to share a meal w
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Be Comfortable with Your Story

Be comfortable with your story. Those were my words of wisdom to a new friend that had I met a few weeks ago while at training to be an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Barely 21 years old and bright-eyed, he sat across from me at dinner struggling to cope with other’s perception of him
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Founding Community Matters

The creation of Community Matters was driven by the energy and passion of the Lower Price Hill community. After working in our community for many years with Education Matters, we began to see trends in how people would fall through the cracks as they pursued opportunities. Two years a
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