Join us for Night at the Movies

This month’s movie:

TREES IN TROUBLE tells the story of Cincinnati’s response to the threat to its trees posed by the emerald ash borer and other non-native insects or diseases. However, the film’s message is not limited to southern Ohio. While the trees and killers differ, the cost to the communities is the same: destruction of trees that provide shade and other important ecosystem services and create our sense of home. Trees in Trouble helps us understand what we are losing and links us to actions we can take to counter this tragedy like the Taking Roots Campaign.  To learn more about the film and to watch a trailer visit


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Get involved with the Ecovillage!

Are you interested in what’s going on in the ecovillage? Are you interested in becoming a member? Are you a member, and want to know how you can get involved? Do you have an idea that would benefit our community?

Then join us on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 4pm – 8pm at Imago for the first all-member meeting of 2016!

Starting promptly at 4pm, we will have a brief informative meeting covering committees, small group work, mini visioning, and feedback from residents.

We will also discuss what it means to be a member, what members can do for Enright Ridge, and what Enright Ridge can do for its members.

From 5pm – 8pm we will have a potluck, music, and fun. So bring your appetite, some good dancing shoes, your ideas, and your positive energy.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Village General Store news

We have an update about the Village General Store at the corner of Enright Avenue and 8th street, and you can come and see it for yourself on Wednesday, January 13 for a Soup Potluck at 6 pm.

According to our contracting company, Red Door, the outside back stairway is due to be finished by January 27th at which time we will be nearly ready to advertise our rental unit, (after our 2nd floor bathroom is ventilated). We will be so glad to see this project, which began in July, followed through to its end. Thanks to Charles, Nathan, Jim Drommond and Jamie for helping to do a good portion of the demolition in order for this to happen!

Last month we were very sad to be told by our heating and cooling specialist, Steve Fricke that the furnace was no longer of any use. By a stroke of luck, our friend Merry Beth invited Jeff Wilmink, a heating specialist who helps create energy solutions for old buildings, to come and have a look. He offered to donate a new furnace on the spot. What great news!

In addition to the stairway, our Ecovillage crew has also been working very hard to tear out the black dropped ceiling in the front area of the store. As a result, the store has a grand, open feel to it and now one can see the ceiling is actually tiled. And the windows to the left of the bar are much bigger. We are really in for a light-filled treat when this work is done!

On the advise of our “store mentor” Jerry Lewis, we applied for probono help with Probono Cincinnati. We were accepted as clients and told it may take a while to find the right advocate for our needs. However, in just one month we were connected to a lawyer who’s father grew up in Price Hill. While all the physical work is being done, Chris Habel will direct us in obtaining our permits and licensing as well as answer many of our compliance questions. We will hear more about the best approach and timeline they advise very soon. Previously, we were not been able to secure the liquor license because of several leins on the license and later because of the renovations. Now, we will also need to have an operable furnace before the store can be inspected.

Thanks everyone for being so patient with the updates. I will post more regularly now that there seems to be more movement and more good news!!! Perhaps you will be interested in joining us for more discussions about our store’s branding and the campaign we wish to launch next month. Come by the Soup dinner on the 13th and let us know. We would love to see you and bring you on board!

Elizabeth Doshi
Chair Village General Store initiative

New executive board elected

2016 ERUEV Executive Board

The new 2016 Enright Ridge executive board.

At its fourth quarter membership meeting, after a great potluck, the ecovillage membership chose the following members for the 2016 ecovillage board executive committee:
President: Kate Reidel
Vice-President: Kim Brown
Secretary: Suellyn Shupe
Treasurer: MerryBeth McKee
They took office on Jan. 1, 2016.
The rest of the board is made up of the chairpersons of the ecovillage committees.
This was followed by a party thanking Mark Carper, who served on the board, for his service to the ecovillage. Mark is moving to New York the first of December to take a planning job there.
There was also appreciation offered to the 2015 Board: MerryBeth McKee, Elizabeth Doshi, Lindsay Simmons and Mark Carper.

Food Day tomorrow, rain or shine!

In conjunction with Slow Food, Green Umbrella, and our local Kroger, Enright Ridge Ecovillage planned a pizza party to show off the new cob oven at the Terry St. Commons/Garden.
This was intended to celebrate National Food Day….
However, after days and weeks of beautiful fall weather, the forecast seems to be threatening rain….  We are not deterred!  We have the use of Imago’s earth center to keep us dry….
SO:  Come on out for pizza and beer and cider between
4-6pm tomorrow, Saturday
Wear your raincoat if you want to trek over and see how the oven works.
Kroger has donated a bunch of pumpkins for the kids to paint and take home
This is a free sponsored event and kids are welcome if an adult accompanies them.  

We Need Each Other workshop

Do you ever dream of being part of a group that you spend a lot of time with, trust the most, and are dear friends? These people would cover your backs as you would cover theirs.

If so, join us for an exciting workshop about creating community.  In this type of community people have their own homes but live close enough that they can easily gather on a regular basis.

Find out more…