Welcoming reception for new CH and UH residents is July 1

Three Heights-area civic organizations will host a welcoming reception for new residents of Cleveland Heights and University Heights on Sunday, July 1 at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road.

The New Resident Welcome and Open House is scheduled from 2–3 p.m. at the Harvey & Friends bookstore on the second floor of the library. All new residents are invited to attend and enjoy light refreshments.

“No other event brings together people from many organizations specifically to welcome newcomers,” said Kirsten Radivoyevitch, one of the volunteer coordinators. “We want people to get to know the community, and to let them know that this is a great place with a lot to offer. The idea is to encourage people to get to know their neighbors, get involved in the community, learn the benefits of shopping locally, and discover the great facilities right in their neighborhoods.”

Sponsors for the reception include the Friends of the Heights Libraries, FutureHeights and Heights Community Congress.

Ed Kelley, mayor of Cleveland Heights, will give a brief welcome. Civic leaders, including city and school officials, will be on hand to welcome and orient new residents. Local businesses will provide raffle prizes, and area schools, institutions and other organizations will have information available.

For more information, call the Friends office at 216-932-3600, ext. 234, or e-mail friends@heightslibrary.org.

Yelena Tischenko

Yelena Tischenko is a senior magazine journalism major at Kent State University and a Heights Observer summer editorial intern.

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