Thursday, April 26, 2012

Finneytown Civic Association April Newsletter

 Follow the link here to read the FCA Newletter for April.

Some of the highlights from the meeting were as follows:

1) A guest speaker representing a company providing an energy-use inspection of your home for $50 and then coordinates a follow up to make necessary changes at a very low cost.

2) Concern from neighbors living near Brent Park who would like to reclaim this park for their neighborhood.   Vandalism, loitering, and misuse of the property has been a challenge for the neighbors  over there.  Many of the families have kids attending the school and don't see kids from Finneytown as the problem.   The problem  is from kids who are showing up who are not using the park for it's intended purpose of outdoor recreation use.

3) School superintendent was present giving a report about improvements being made in the buildings.  The district was eligible for funds that will help cut costs on energy use by becoming more energy efficient.

As soon as I get the official notes, this will have to do!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shop at Humberts Sat. April 28th

Finneytown Civic Organization

CASH MOB: We are asking everyone to go to the Finneytown Humbert’s Meats on Saturday, April 28th and spend $15-20 (or more if you wish). Humbert’s is located at 9159 Winton Rd, by UDF. They are open 8-5 on Saturday’s and the phone number is 931-3324. A Finneytown Civic Association event! Joe 325-5202.

Finneytown Civic Association Meeting April 23

Finneytown Civic Association Discusses Energy Savings April 23

The public is invited to the regular meeting of the Finneytown Civic Association, Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Room A.

Featured topic is energy saving tips featuring the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. Save 20% or More on Your Energy Bills through Home Energy Improvements! Lilah Glick, Marketing and Community Outreach Director will present on energy saving opportunities available through the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance's Home Performance with Energy Star program. Come learn about cash incentives, low-interest loans, nationally certified energy professionals, and project assistance available to help you save money and enjoy a more comfortable home.  Other topics of discussion include housing, land bank, membership, and, safety.

For more information about the Finneytown Civic Association, please visit our web site at

Saturday, April 14, 2012

News from the High School...

I wanted to make you aware of some upcoming events that may be of interest to you. First, the Music Scholarship Concert is next Thursday, April 19th, in our very own Finnneytown High School's  Performing Arts Center. The music faculty, parents, and some special guests will put on a concert to raise money for the Finneytown Music Parents Association Scholarship fund.

This fund helps students who may not be able to afford an instrument or instrument rental, the cost of honor group participation, or the cost of private lessons for students who wish to become even better musicians - just to name a few things. The cost is $4 for students and $8 for adults, and the concert starts at 7pm. We hope you can join us for this very worthwhile evening.

Also, here's some  news about the Finneytown Secondary PTA.  They are looking for Kroger Plus shoppers to register online to help raise money for their organization. If you are a Kroger shopper with a Kroger Plus card, go online to to register your card number or alternative ID.  Next, look for the blue "service" tab at the top of the page and scroll down to Community Rewards to sign in your name and address (again) and designate the "Finneytown Secondary PTA" to receive proceeds from what you spend at Kroger.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Great American Clean Up April 21st

The weatherman is calling for a bit of rain on Saturday morning during our scheduled Great American Cleanup. Since when did a little rain stop us!!!! At this time, we would like to share our contingency plan with you:

Your help is still greatly needed for Springfield Township's annual community cleanup on April 21st. There are over 25 projects we would like to complete before the end of the weekend. If you are able to give your time - please consider registering at either check in location. Check-In will be held rain or shine. Project activities can take place through the weekend if it is raining.

Check-in will be held INDOORS, RAIN OR SHINE at both check-in sites.


* Check in at the swim club at 8:30a.m.


* Park in the administration or neighboring plaza parking lot and check in between 8:00a.m.- 8:30a.m.

We are crossing our fingers for no rain, however if it happens to shower on us, we are asking that everyone register and select their assignments. We will be distributing the T-shirts (while available), McDonald gift cards, and clean-up supplies at check-in. We will also have a light breakfast available for volunteers. The projects can take place right away, or can be done later Saturday or Sunday if it rains. We plan to work from 9am-noon - then head to McDonald's for lunch!


There will be a designated check-in for pre-registered groups and for individuals who may or may not have registered online. (Didn't register yet? No worries! Just stop by and we will sign you up at the door!)


We have the following "groups" pre-registered and have been assigned projects:

Bridge Creek Condo Team

Boy Scout Troop 390

Finneytown Civic Association

Daisy Troop 48729

Citizens on Patrol

Finneytown Middle and High School

LifeSprings Church

Pleasant Run Farms Neighborhood (Check-in at the swim club)

If you are not in one of the above pre-registered groups, you will check-in at the "individual registration table". You will be able to view the volunteer board and select a project. Limited supplies such as litter sticks and safety vests can be checked out for people working on Hamilton Avenue or Compton Roads. Everyone will be given trash and recycle bags, as well as plastic gloves.


A current list of projects and reporting procedures can be found online at Additional projects may be added to this list.

To make the greatest impact, our goal to have 150 volunteers out in the community for three hours. With your help, this goal will be achievable and YOU can make the difference!


It is a great idea to be prepared!

* Dress for the weather.

* Bring your signed volunteer form.

* If you are planting flowers, bring a small hand shovel.

* If you are picking up litter, it is helpful to have a 5 gallon bucket with a handle on it.

* Wear garden or work gloves.

* If you are painting, we have paint brushes - but if you have a favorite one - go ahead and bring it.

* If you are planning help with mulch, bring a rake or a pitch fork.

* Bring your cell phone for emergencies and better communication.

The entire community of Springfield Township thanks you for your participation! We hope to see you this Saturday, rain or shine!!!!

Register To Volunteer Now!

Monday, April 09, 2012

Springfield Township Community Day At The Reds - April 24th

Springfield Township, Forest Park and Greenhills Community Day At The Reds - April 24th

7:10 Game Against The Giants

Discount Tickets Available at Skyline (Springfield Township and Forest Park locations)

(April 5, 2012 - Springfield Township, Hamilton County, OH)

Opening Day is the perfect time to make the following announcement:

The communities of Springfield Township, Greenhills and Forest Park are celebrating community with a day at the Reds ballpark on April 24th for the 7:10p.m. game against the Giants.

Good C.A.T.C.H. is organizing Community Day at The Reds with proceeds supporting academic programs for students within our neighborhoods. Funds raised by ticket sales will support academic summer camp scholarships and free tutoring services for students.

Good C.A.T.C.H Community Day at the Reds tickets are now on sale at discounted prices and can be purchased online or at select Skyline locations. Mezzanine Level seats can be purchased for $15 (regularly $24) and View Level seats can be purchased for $10 (regularly $15). Proof of residency is not required and friends are definitely welcome!

The game will begin with the National Anthem sung by the Winton Woods high school choir. PLUS... anyone who buys a ticket through a Good C.A.T.C.H location will be entered into a drawing to throw out the first pitch AND will be entered into a drawing to meet Reds Hall of Fame Legend Joe Morgan before the game!

Join us for this exciting community event!!!


Mezzanine Level Tickets $15 (regularly $24)

View Level Tickets $10 (regularly $15)

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

Skyline Chili, Finneytown - 9115 Winton Road

Skyline Chili, Forest Park

Youth Motivational Learning Center -1116 West Kemper

Winton Woods Primary South - 825 Lakeridge

Winton Woods Board of Education - Kemper Road

Tickets may be ordered by calling 513-428-1002 or emailing:

Order online here(online fee applies)

McDonald's Ticket Sales Event On April 17th

Meet The Gapper at McDonald's (9254 Winton Road) on April 17th from 6-7p.m. Good C.A.T.C.H will be on hand to sell game tickets. McDonald's will be offering buy one, get one for a penny Big Macs and Quarter Pounder with Cheese sandwiches.