New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

New Resident Coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, October 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next New Resident Coffee will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

City of Mason Hosts 2018 Heritage Festival and Parade

On Saturday, September 15 the City of Mason will host the annual Heritage Festival and parade and is sure to include family fun for all ages! The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the annual parade followed by live music, kids entertainment and attractions, local food vendors and exhibitors throughout the afternoon. This FREE event is open to the public and will be held at the Mason Municipal Campus located at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.

EVENT SCHEDULE

10 a.m. –Parade Begins in Downtown Mason

11 a.m. – Heritage Festival Begins at the Mason Municipal Campus

11 a.m. – Live Music by the Kevin McCoy Band

1:30 p.m. – Live Music by Stagger Lee

4 p.m. – Event concludes

PARADE

The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Mason Downtown Plaza on West Main Street/ US Route 42 and will begin traveling east on Main Street and head south on Mason-Montgomery Road ending at the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Mason Montgomery Road. The best area for parade viewing is on Mason-Montgomery Road near the Mason Municipal Center where viewers will be able to enjoy short performances by parade participants.

ROAD CLOSURES

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. U.S. Route 42 from Fifth Avenue to Mason Montgomery Road will be closed due to parade staging and assembly. At 9:30 a.m. Mason Montgomery Road from Main Street to Lakeside Drive will be closed for the duration of the parade. Roads will reopen at the conclusion of the parade which is anticipated to occur at approximately noon. Detour signs will be posted prior to the parade. The Mason Municipal and Community Center Campus can be accessed from Nixon Park Drive throughout the parade.

ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT

Kids can enjoy access to a large variety of attractions such as various inflatables, giant board games, interactive activities, face painting, and more! Kids’ activities require a wristband that can be purchased inside Mason Community’s Symbiosis leading up to the event and at information tents on the day of the event. Kids zone wristbands are $5 and all proceeds raised will benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s goal of building the all-inclusive Common Ground Playground.

At 11 a.m. live music will begin on stage with The Kevin McCoy Band playing a mix of original hits, country and rock and roll! At 1:30 p.m. stick around for the best of country rock by Stagger Lee.

Parking for the event is available at Corwin Nixon Park, Pine Hill Lakes Park and Mason High School.

For more information regarding the 2018 Heritage Festival please visit www.imaginemason.org or call the City of Mason at 513.229.8500. We hope to see you there!

 

New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

New Resident Coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, September 5 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next New Resident Coffee will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

 

Movie Night in Mason

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation month by joining your friends, families and neighbors for an outdoor movie featuring a screening of Disney’s Moana at the City of Mason Golf Center on Sunday, July 22!

Movie Night is FREE and open to the public. The event will feature activities for kids of all ages to enjoy beginning at 6:30 p.m. including bounce houses, face painters, crafts, a putting contest and more! The CourseView Restaurant will be open throughout the duration of the evening and patrons can also enjoy a hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink for only $5. The outdoor movie will begin at 9 p.m.

Movie Night is just one of many opportunities to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month in Mason. Residents can celebrate all month long by participating in programs, enjoying the amenities at the Lou Eves Municipal Pool and Mason Community Center, or exploring one of Mason’s seven parks or 17 miles of bike trails.  This year’s theme, “A Lifetime of Discovery”, challenges the community to explore all of the undiscovered areas of parks and recreation within Mason and educates individuals on how parks and recreation activities enhance physical health and mental wellbeing.

For more information on Movie Night at the Mason Golf Center, please contact Dan Chambers, Program Supervisor at 513.229.8555 or by email at dchambers@masonoh.org or visit www.imaginemason.org. We hope to see you there!

 

New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

Due to the Independence Day Holiday, the coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, July 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next New Resident Coffee will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

CITY OF MASON CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY AT 2018 RED, RHYTHM & BOOM

The City of Mason is celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s independence with the annual Red Rhythm and Boom event for the community to enjoy! The event will take place on Tuesday, July 3 at the Mason Municipal Center and Community Center campus. This FREE event is an opportunity for the City to celebrate the patriotic holiday, thank our residents and business owners, and promote all of the benefits Mason has to offer. The event begins at 4 p.m. with access to kids zone activities and a wide variety of food and adult beverage options.

A patriotic skydiving exhibit presented by Start Skydiving, LLC will kick off stage activities at 5:45 p.m. The concert will begin shortly after with an opening performance by Five For Fighting followed by the headline performance at 8:30 p.m. featuring The Fray! The event will conclude with a 25 minute fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Please see below for the 2018 Red Rhythm & Boom Schedule:

4:00 p.m.             Event Begins: Kids Zone and vendors open

5:45 p.m.             National Anthem and Sky Dive by Team Fastrax

6:00 p.m.             Five For Fighting Performs

8:00 p.m.             City Council Welcome

8:30 p.m.             The Fray Performs

10:00 p.m.           Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks Show

The event will feature kids zone activities and attractions such as a zipline, extreme air trampolines, interactive inflatables, a climbing wall, bounce houses, carnival games and more! Kid zone wristbands are available for pre-sale purchase for $5 at Mason Community Center, Lou Eves Municipal Pool, and Mason Municipal Center through July 2. Kid-Zone Wristbands will be available for $10 on the day of the event. All wristband proceeds will benefit Mason Parks & and Recreation Foundation’s goal of building the all – inclusive Common Ground playground in Mason.

For safety purposes, Lakeside Drive between Mason-Montgomery Road and Foxfield Drive will close at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Beginning at 4 p.m. until midnight, Mason-Montgomery Road will be closed from Foxfield Drive to Lakeside Drive. Detours for local traffic will be provided. Access to Lakeside Drive will be maintained from Mason-Montgomery Road, south of Lakeside Drive.

Mason Community Center will be open from 5 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 3 and will be open 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 4. The City of Mason offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. Lou Eves Municipal Pool will be open with normal operating hours from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3.

For more details regarding 2018 Red, Rhythm and Boom, please visit www.imaginemason.org. We look forward to an exciting event for the entire community to enjoy!

 

Sheri Collins Memorial Walk & Roll

The community is invited to participate in the annual Sheri Collins Memorial Walk & Roll event taking place on Friday, June 1 in Downtown Mason. The 1-mile walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Mason’s Downtown Plaza and participants will stroll through the historic Downtown district ending back at the Plaza where they can enjoy the first Music in Mason concert of the season featuring music, food and beverages, kids’ activities, and more!

Registration for the event is FREE! Additional donations can be made during registration to support the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s goal of building Common Ground playground, an all-inclusive playground designed for children and adults of all abilities to interact and play together. Register today at https://bit.ly/2r3LYkA.

Participants are encouraged to wear purple to create awareness for Pancreatic Cancer as we celebrate the life of Sheri Collins, 14 year employee of the City of Mason and Common Ground advocate who lost her life to Pancreatic Cancer in 2014.

If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about the Sheri Collins Memorial Walk & Roll, please contact the City of Mason at 513-229-8500 or visit www.imaginemason.org.

 

 

Mason Expands 2018 Music in Mason Summer Concerts

Music in Mason is back in 2018 with double the music and double the fun for the community to enjoy! The City will be hosting eight concerts on Mason’s Downtown Plaza on Friday evenings throughout the months of June and July. In addition to live music, the events will also feature food, beverages, kids activities, local business displays and more!

The 2018 concerts will kick off on Friday, June 1 with a Downtown Block Party beginning at 6 p.m. featuring music by 3 Day Rule playing the best of pop music followed by a mix of soul, funk, pop and R&B by The Company until 10 p.m. Kids activities, vendors and exhibitors will fill the streets so residents are encouraged to come out and end the work week with a night of live music and entertainment all for a good cause! Proceeds from beverage sales will benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s all-inclusive Common Ground playground and the American Legion’s efforts to rehabilitate a home for veterans in need.

Due to the extent of activities taking place, road closures will occur to insure the safety of event participants. US Route 42 from the intersection of North East Street to Second Avenue and West Main Street will close beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and July 27 for the Downtown Block Party events. During the other six Music in Mason concerts, US Route 42 will remain open, and West Main Street from US Route 42 to North Forest Avenue will be closed along with North West Street from US Route 42 to Church Street beginning at 3:00 p.m. Detours for local traffic will be provided.

Local businesses are encouraged to take advantage of a free opportunity to promote their business as a vendor or exhibitor at one or all of this summer’s concerts. For more information on how you can participate please contact Dan Chambers, Program Supervisor at 513.229.8555 or by email at dchambers@masonoh.org.

For more information or to check out the complete schedule of Music in Mason concerts this summer, please visit www.imaginemason.org.

New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

The coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, May 2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next one will be on June 6, 2018.

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT MEETING: STATE ROUTE 741/PARKSIDE DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS

The City of Mason, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), will conduct a Public Input Meeting to provide the public with the opportunity to view preliminary plans for the State Route 741/Parkside Drive project. The meeting will be held on May 9, 2018 between 4:00 and 7:00 PM at the City of Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.

The proposed improvements include:

  • The realignment and widening of State Route 741 between Kings Mills Road/Parkside Drive intersection and Cox-Smith Road intersection.
  • The realignment of the Kings Mills Road including a tie-in of Parkside Drive, pavement replacement, new curbs, sidewalks, shared use path, lighting and drainage improvements.

The proposed project is anticipated to be constructed beginning in 2020.

The public meeting will be in a casual, open house format with informative displays about the project. No formal presentation will be given and the public is welcome to come anytime to view project information. Design consultants, along with representatives of the City of Mason and ODOT will be available to answer questions and discuss the proposed improvements.  Comment forms will be provided for those wishing to leave written comments.

Direct notification of this public meeting is being sent to property owners and adjacent property owners in the immediate project area. Notices for this public meeting also will be placed on the City of Mason’s website – imaginemason.org. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the meeting materials and comment forms will be available on the website after the meeting.

Individuals who may require interpretation services or special assistance to participate should contact Steve Hartke with the City of Mason at (513) 229-8520, five to seven days prior to the meeting, for arrangements to be made. In addition, should you need directions to, or more information about this public meeting or the proposed project, you may contact Steve Hartke directly at (513) 229-8520 or by email at: shartke@masonoh.org.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.