Part of the job of the Public Outreach Committee of Council is to convey Amberley news to both our own residents and the other local communities. Close to home, your household should have recently received the first of Amberley's new biannual, hard-copy newsletter. We know that barely a quarter of Amberley households currently subscribe to the online version of the e-news, but it is important to convey Amberley's news to everyone in the Village. The newsletter is a streamlined version of Village news and coming events. Because of our culture of budget-consciousness, you will not find any "fluff" articles and features. Council's goal is for all households to eventually subscribe to Village news online. If you haven't yet done so, please do it now at AmberleyVillage.org.
In other local news, Amberley's participation as one of twelve local "WeTHRIVE!" communities was featured on WKRC TV on August 8th. Two members of the Amberley Village community, Jim Rulli and Councilman Tom Muething, joined representatives from each of the other WeTHRIVE! communities on a bus tour which featured stops in each participating community. Amberley was given the opportunity to tell the story of how we have used grant money to improve our healthy options in Amberley. By now, I hope our residents have had a chance to try out the new fitness equipment at the Village Hall walking path, enjoy the new community garden and rest area at Amberley Green, or experience the newest French Park trail and Amberley Bridge. New signage also indicates projects paid for by WeTHRIVE! Amberley has made these lifestyle improvements with no outlay of money from our taxpayers or our Village budget.