Nominations open in UH for 2010 Beautiful Home Awards

Don’t wait! The City of Beautiful Homes is seeking nominations for its 2010 awards. Do you or a neighbor have a beautiful garden, back yard or home you are proud of? Don’t keep it a secret, share it with us. Nominate your own or a neighbor’s property for one or more of the 2010 Beautiful Home awards.

Telephone Kelly Thomas at City Hall 216-932-7800 or send an e-mail to

2010 Beautiful Home awards categories and criteria

“Curb Appeal,” a home with landscaping, flowers and lawn maintenance that catch your eye from the sidewalk as you walk by or from the street as you drive by.

“Best Front Door,” a home with a great front door that draws your attention.

“Set-a-Spell Award,” a home with a front yard that invites passersby to come, set-a-spell, and enjoy just taking in the surroundings.

“Best Kept Secret,” a home with a backyard that creates a setting and atmosphere through beautiful gardens, flowers, landscaping, and/or other decorative items or outdoor furniture where visitors and the home owner alike can go to be restored.

“Eco-Garden,” a home with a unique front, back or side yard garden that is organically fed and watered in a sustainable green manner, such as a rain barrel.

The nominating period is now open and ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 23. The City Beautiful Commission will review all nominations and select the winners before Labor Day. Winners will receive their awards in September.

Eco-Garden and Best Kept Secret Awards require written permission from the owner to enter the property for photographing as part of the nomination process. permission forms are available via e-mail from City Hall.

Anita Kazarian is a marketing professional and a longtime University Heights resident.

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