Archive for October, 2010

Kinsman Urban Agriculture Project in Today’s Plain Dealer

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Today’s edition of The Plain Dealer has an article with highlights from yesterday’s Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone press conference and a synopsis of The Ohio State University Extension Service’s six-acre pilot project to take root in Ward 5 in the spring.

Please click here to read the article, “New $1.1 million program to create urban farms in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood.”

Garden Valley Estates are now Heritage View Homes

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The CMHA board of commissioners and chief executive officers cordially invites you to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the development of

Heritage View Homes (formally known as Garden Valley)

E. 70th St & Kinsman Rd.

November 10,2010 at 11:30 am  

Please RSVP your attendace with Kenesha Dalton at 216-348-5031 by November 1, 2010

Reminder: Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone Press Conference Wednesday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

We’d like to take a moment to remind you that tomorrow (Wednesday, October 27, 2010), a very special announcement will be made in regards to the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone in Ward 5.  Please join us at Otter Park, located at East 83rd Street and Gill Avenue (directions from your location here), at 3pm for a press conference.

To download our flier, please click here.

Urban Agriculture Press Conference RESCHEDULED

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Please note that the urban agriculture press conference scheduled for Friday, October 22 at 10am has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 27 at 3pm.  All of the other event details remain the same.

“Waiting for Superman” Movie & a Meal

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Please join us for the “Waiting for Superman” Movie & a Meal event taking place Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11:00am to 3:30pm.

“Waiting for Superman” is Davis Guggenheim’s latest film!  Teens and adults who care about Central are invited to view the film and share their thoughts about how the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood can support children in Central.

This film is showing across the country.  It looks at some of the barriers that seem to prevent many children in public schools from doing their best.


– Charter bus departs from Friendly Inn Settlement House for Cedar Lee Cinema in Cleveland Heights by 11:15am

– Meal and discussion upon return to Friendly Inn Settlement House after film

– Childcare for children 6-12 years on first-come, first-served basis

– Younger children and teens can attend with parents

Call (216) 241-9300 or email to reserve your tickets for the bus, movie, lunch, and/or childcare by 10/25/10.

This event is presented by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a Ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.  For more details, please visit

Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone Press Conference

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. (BBC) along with Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and representatives from the State of Ohio and City of Cleveland are holding a press conference to make a special announcement about the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 3:00pm at Otter Park, East 83rd Street & Gill Avenue.

An endeavor spearheaded by BBC, the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone will recycle and repurpose 28 acres of underutilized vacant land into the largest urban farm in the United States.

The Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone will create new income-generating jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for new linkages to a variety of agricultural production cycles, cultivate a new thriving neighborhood economy, and serve as a source of local food production.

Please join us Friday!  We’d like as many of our residents, partners, and supporters in attendance as possible.  Confirm your attendance on Facebook here.

BBC Thanks Denise Steel

Friday, October 1st, 2010

BBC would like to thank Denise Steel, our high school intern, for nine months of fantastic work and service.

Readers of BBC’s blog may know Denise because she helped to post pertinent information on a regular basis.

Denise began working with BBC as a senior at East Tech High School on a variety of projects.  During her tenure, she has had a great work ethic, very pleasant demeanor, and genuine interest in both her assignments and service to the community.  The staff has noticed outstanding growth in Denise from the time that she began serving with us.

Denise, we wish you all the best in the future and thank you for all of your great work!  We hope that we have had the impression on you that you have had on us!