University Heights seeks nominations for its Beautiful Home Awards

University Heights’s Beautiful Home Awards committee is currently seeking nominations for the city’s home award program, which recognizes the city’s homes and gardens. Nominations are due by the end of August for the 2016 awards.

"In my opinion, the beautiful home awards are a charming tradition highlighting the outstanding efforts of residents to maintain their properties," said University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld.

The annual awards comprise various categories, including: best front door, best backyard garden, best curb appeal and best "sit a spell"—i.e., seated gathering area in the front of the house.

According to Bonnye Klein, chairperson of the Beautiful Home Awards committee, anyone can nominate any house, except those for sale or rent. "We take pictures of all nominations, then select the houses via the computer," said Klein. "The address and street are removed, to make voting as unbiased as possible." The homes of Beautiful Home Awards committee members are not eligible to be nominated while their owners serve on the committee.  

To nominate a home for consideration—either your own, or a neighbor's—send an e-mail with the home’s address to

Kim Sergio Inglis

Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 8:25 AM, 08.25.2015