Monday, February 05, 2007

About Those Turbines

After the the city announced its new Solar and Wind Energy Project , at least one resident of nearby Morris St. was not too pleased.

"This will be flickering in my windows as it goes by everyday," complained Fred Orth, a retired city worker and resident of Morris Street, near the proposed site of the 120-foot high turbine, which will have a 10-foot blade span.

"I am very upset that they are ramming this through."

But a big pat on the back goes to Mr. Orth, because he didn't just complain about the problem. He didn't just oppose it and try to end it because it made him unhappy, which is often the course people tend to pursue. He took time to understand the situation and made a valuable, reasoned suggestion, which officials are now considering. Because of Orth's actions, the project leaders are bringing in more public comment on the project.

The Park Board will have a public meeting to discuss the turbine at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at its administrative offices, 950 Eden Park Drive.

Kudos to Fred Orth for being helpful citzen and tip of the hat to Joe Wessel's article in The Cincinnati Post.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

MusicNOW Festival

This sounds like a good time:

After a successful first year in 2006, the Music Now festival returns to Cincinnati this April 5-7. Curated by Cincinnati-born musician Bryce Dessner, guitarist of rock band The National and the instrumental band Clogs, the Music Now Festival will present musicians from around the world, ranging from rock, experimental, contemporary classical and world music in a three-day event at the exquisite Memorial Hall in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The festival highlights include a small theater acoustic performance by Sufjan Stevens (appearing with string quartet), a double-bill with Icelandic string quartet Amiina (best known as frequent collaborators of Sigur Ros) and indie-songstress My Brightest Diamond, and the US debuts of renowned flamenco guitarist Pedro Soler, and the haunting experimental Czech duo of Vojtech and Irena Havel The Festival will kick off with a marathon-style concert featuring a solo performance by Soler, world premieres of string quartets by Sufjan Stevens and Maria Sigfúsdóttir of Amiina, and a collaborative set by Clogs featuring many of the festival performers.

Offical Festival Website

on EachNoteSecure

on CityBeat

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Civic Footprint

I wish we had one of these for Hamilton County:

Civic Footprint via Columbus RetroMetro