“This is an exciting time to be in cancer care. We are at the forefront of what is looking to go down in history as a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment,” said Miguel Islas-Ohlmayer, MD, a medical oncologist, hematologist, and blood and marrow transplant specialist at OHC.
Full confession: I am pounding out this story in the pre-dawn hours while jammin’ to Ol’ Blue Eyes’ iconic version of “Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)” on Spotify. Over and over. As loud as my little purple laptop will allow. Fortunately for my apartment neighbors, I’m rockin’ my matching purple earbuds, too. But I digress. Did you know Spotify sports a Moon Tunes playlist of songs compiled by NASA’s Third Rock Radio in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing?
The Taft Museum of Art is currently home to what can best be described as a unique fantasy experience, brought to life by world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Dougherty, skillfully combining carpentry and his artistic vision with his signature love of nature, took six tons of willow tree saplings – and with the assistance of 150 community volunteers – twisted and turned them into what is described as “whimsical, whirling shapes.” Located on the Taft’s front lawn, visitors, to their delight, were encouraged to touch the enchanting large-scale sculpture as they walked through it.
This summer Dragonfly has been seen busily readying its new residence five blocks from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The historic Hauck-Heine house at 506 Oak Street is the The Dragonfly Foundation’s new headquarters. Created nine years ago by co-founders Christine Nietzke, President, and Ria Davidson, Vice President, Dragonfly helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy.
If the world never pictures you as successful, how do you possibly grasp the idea of success or even begin to pursue it? Likewise, if you are not honored, how can you live a life of honor? Two exhibits currently displayed at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) – “MEN OF CHANGE: POWER. TRIUMPH. TRUTH.” and “King Me” – examine men of color and the integral, life-transforming issue of self-perception.
‘Open Your Heart’ Valentine’s Dinner to Benefit Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones supporters will enjoy a heart-warming evening at the agency’s Open Your Heart dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Montgomery.
Seeing Better, Looking Great
Eyes. They’re one of the most important organs of the human body. They allow us to see our loved ones and the beautiful world around us. They add to our facial appearance, are considered the windows to our souls, and they serve as the focus of many a love song.
“Do not give up! You gotta keep smiling, you gotta keep plugging away at getting a job. Do not give up whatever you do. ’Cause I got frustrated, but I kept going and I got a job.” With that pronouncement, Batya Selavan grins. A quick talker who exudes energy and confidence, she’s standing by the oversize gold bell at JVS Career Services in Blue Ash. It’s clear that being asked to offer advice to those still looking for work has hit a chord.
Walking inside the beautiful Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom in Montgomery feels special. It feels so special that you associate it with the holidays, which is completely true. However, as owner Cindy Lange states, “We are not just a holiday store we are a bridal store. It is so fun to be a part of a young gentleman’s process of getting ready to propose.”
Think about the quintessential small town. What comes to mind? Charm? Genuine hospitality? A picturesque setting with unique shops, stunning architecture, and one-of-a-kind activities? Does this sound enticing? If you long to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life, and you live in the Greater Cincinnati area, you needn’t look further than your own backyard.
Back in the day, Chester Road was a hot spot bustling with clubs, hotels, restaurants, and activities. Through the years, however, the pace has slowed. The people of Sharonville, however, want to resurrect what once was by investing in its future. According to Jay Bedi, Managing Partner for LDI Hospitality Management Corp., millions of dollars are being invested to build a brand-new Princeton High School and expand the Sharonville Convention Center as well as erect restaurants and other amenities.
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) – a beloved source of community pride and a desired regional destination – has cultivated curiosity and inspired the pursuit of knowledge for two centuries. On November 1, beginning at 6 p.m., the public is invited to help celebrate CMC’s impressive legacy of wonder and discovery with a multi-layered evening of exploration music, dancing, cocktails and culinary delights!
Recently, the staff of the Deupree House retirement community in Hyde Park planned a fun and entertaining home tour for guests to get a glimpse of many of the apartments.
Power. Triumph. Truth. These positive, history-changing attributes are the common threads creating a variety of inspirational stories about 27-plus African American men showcased in a new traveling exhibit launched recently at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC).
An annual tradition returns with the Taft Museum of Art’s exhibition, Antique Christmas (November 8, 2019−January 5, 2020). Thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond, visitors will find new and exciting displays, imaginative feather trees with vintage Disney and German fairytale ornaments, and the ever-delightful jolly old elf − Santa Claus.
MAI hosts the 2019 Rising Medical Star Awards at MadTree Brewery on Thursday, October 24th.
The biggest threat to the security of your company’s intellectual property is more than likely not a nefarious hacker donned in a hoodie, cleverly disguised and lurking in the deepest, darkest corner of the internet. In fact, the primary threat to your data security is more than likely the well-meaning, employee working diligently at their computer in plain sight.
It's always a feeling of pride to see your own town highlighted as one of the leaders in an industry or a desired tourist destination compared to other cities across the country. However, Cincinnati has found itself on one list that Jeff Ruby would prefer his hometown not be on.
"Disney’s The Lion King,” coming to the Aronoff Center January 8 through February 2, has been hailed as one of the most compelling Broadway musicals of its time. For Cincinnati native Tony Freeman, who plays Scar, Zazu, Timon, and Pumbaa, The Lion King marked his Broadway debut. Since then, he has been involved in the show for most of the last 19 years, playing multiple roles during that period and returning to grace the Aronoff stage this January. For Freeman, the chance to join the cast of the award-winning show was the culmination of a dream.
Cincinnati is an excellent place to find yourself and lose yourself in a virtual kaleidoscope of art. Wander Cincinnati’s streets taking in striking murals or spend a lunch hour, afternoon, weekend or week at the Art Museum, Taft Museum of Art, or Contemporary Art Center gazing at old masters or the avant-garde.
Mental illness is our country’s number one health problem. This was recognized more than a decade ago by philanthropists and mental health pioneers Craig and Frances Lindner when they founded the Lindner Center of HOPE in August 2008.
It was a beautiful August morning. As I stood at the entrance of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, I was surrounded by bees buzzing in the pristine flower beds, summer camp children donned in matching camp t-shirts excitedly awaiting entrance to the Zoo, and families of all ages and backgrounds pushing strollers, taking selfies, chasing toddlers and slathering sunscreen on their babies.
Healing Summer Sun Skin Damage
If fall is in the air but your face, neck and upper chest are exhibiting signs of summer sun damage, you might consider scheduling a consultation with Mary Monk, MSN, CNP, an aesthetic nurse at Donath Facial Plastic Surgery.
Working at a nonprofit isn’t for the faint of heart. The hours are long, the pay isn’t as good as you’ll find in the for-profit world, and the mission can become all-consuming. As a result, staff burnout and turnover are usually high. Melissa Newman, Executive Director of JDRF Southwest Ohio, faces an ongoing battle to keep her staff team engaged and motivated, but in spite of these challenges the chapter has realized significantly better staff satisfaction and retention rates than the industry norms.
The Bourbon & BowTie Bash will celebrate its sixth year of mixing the best bourbon with the generosity of our community. The event includes bourbon, beer and wine tastings, light bites from local restaurants, live and silent auctions and a fashion show. Attendees have a great time with their friends and family while being charitable at the same time.
You may have heard the old saying, “There is strength in numbers.” This is typically used when talking about how it is physically safer to be with a group than to be on your own. The saying also can be applied to the safety of your financial situation. In our practice we have seen great wealth created through investment in a single stock or privately-owned business. However, the same market forces that create wealth also reduce wealth. So, what’s the difference between a person that maintains the wealth once it has been earned and a person who doesn’t?
In today’s world, it’s not unusual for an individual’s or family's wealth to be the result of one or two concentrated stocks having done particularly well throughout a lifetime. Executives and lifelong employees typically amass these sizeable positions via employee compensation (restricted stock, stock options, etc.), employee stock purchase plans, and IPOs. Additionally, family members of these individuals may have been gifted stock over the years, or may have inherited stock upon the death of parents, grandparents or other relatives. Despite these positions providing individuals and families with the aforementioned prosperity, concentrated positions also carry with them tremendous risks, some of which can deflate a portfolio in little or no time (think Enron or Lehman Brothers).
The recent U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup was certainly a moment that the players and the fans will never forget. Often, the passion of a fan can take over and they will celebrate a goal with just as much gusto as a player. While football (i.e. soccer) fans and players are not employed by the same company, if they were, they would be grouped together for purposes of life and disability insurance. This would hardly seem fair to the athletes, and yet that is what happens to some employees when it comes to their employee benefits.
Celebrating 30 years specializing in diagnostic imaging and reading more than a million scans, Stephen J. Pomeranz, M.D., is as devoted to interpreting an MRI today as he was when he and his wife, Penny Kereiakes Pomeranz, founded ProScan Imaging. In fact, the more challenging and “scratch-your-head” rare the case, the better.
As a boy in Baltimore, Joe Girandola learned about form and function by disassembling toasters, washing machines and dishwashers, marveling at the materials and the way they worked together and then reassembling these objects. His parents sanctioned that precarious practice, insisting only that he journal each step in the process to document his understanding and create guidance for that all-important reassembly finale.
An average week for LaMorris Crawford is not unlike that of any other preacher. He performs chapel services, baptisms and weddings, conducts marriage counseling, Bible studies and prayer groups. It’s just that his “church” is in the locker rooms and practice fields at Paul Brown Stadium and in the homes of Cincinnati Bengals players.
This fall, to build a different culture into the store, Stafford Jewelers, a Cincinnati-based, family-owned business, is introducing several big designer brands. For instance, Nanis is a unique line from Italy – all hand-etched, 18-karat yellow gold pieces.
The OHIOana Library celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the Cincinnati Club on September 22nd, 2019.
Summer has once again melted away and busy school routines are falling into place. Rest assured, however, that the services offered at Dermatology and Skin Care Associates in Mason are far from routine. The staff is enthusiastic about bringing realistic, mildly invasive options to busy parents. Practical, affordable, and beautiful results with minimal downtime are precisely what is wanted and needed.
The region’s largest “Party for a Cause” was held alongside the annual Labor Day fireworks on the Ohio River September 1. Rockin’ at Riverfest is the largest annual fundraiser for The Children’s Home. It fuels the 30 programs provided by the organization that served 14,273 children and families just last year. The event consists of a gala, live and silent auction, premiere fireworks viewing and live entertainment.
David Corfman is a runner. It’s important that you know that. From his first marathon in 1996 to winning the Potawatomi 200-mile trail race in 2017, David has built a track record of accomplishment and perseverance.
Introducing The Leading Influencers In Architecture & Design In Greater Cincinnati 2019.
On October 3rd, Pella Windows hosted an open house for all of the leading influencers in architecture & design in Cincinnati.
Sitting at my kitchen counter, I ate my warm oatmeal and pondered the topic: waiting. My friend’s dilemma related to her professional life, and mine touched my personal life. As we encouraged each other back and forth with our text messages, I realized that she and I are not alone. Waiting for something or someone seems to perpetually command a placeholder in our lives.
Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) enrollment continues to grow and is projected to hit 36,282 for the 2019-2020 school year. “That’s 458 more students than the previous school year,” says Sarah Trimble-Oliver, the district’s chief information officer.
It was a perfect late-summer evening for a tented garden party as Stepping Stones celebrated the agency’s 15th annual ‘Bloom’ gala on September 7. The event netted more than $246,000 to support programming for Cincinnati-area individuals with disabilities.
RoundTower Technologies hosted a pep rally for the upcoming comSpark technology conference on October 1st, 2019.
The 2019 Indianapolis Tech Power Players Awards, sponsored by RoundTower, took place on September 17th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, IN.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, I spy early signs of aging and I’m not enthralled.” Is this your morning mantra? Fine lines and dull skin got you down? Are you thinking your face could use a bit of subtle rejuvenation? If you replied with a resounding “YES” to the above questions, you might want to consider giving Natalie St. Clair, nurse practitioner at Donath Facial Plastic Surgery, a call. She’ll be happy to meet with you and discuss the difference a series of Clear + Brilliant laser treatments can make. This non-surgical procedure has been proven to shrink facial pores, smooth out skin tone and texture, and improve elasticity and youthfulness. It also improves permanent marks on one’s skin, such as acne and other scarring.
Saline or silicone breast implants? Women who are considering breast augmentation have been weighing the pros and cons of each for years. There is, however, a viable, more natural alternative to implants for women interested in enhancing their breasts because pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, surgery or force of gravity have taken their toll. It’s called fat transfer breast augmentation, and the demand for this procedure is growing, says Daniel G. Kuy, M.D., F.A.C.S., Kuy Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Adolescence – that challenging development phase all children must navigate as they transition to adulthood – is rife with issues involving independence, social relationships and sexuality. Clearly one of life’s most angst-laden developmental labyrinths, adolescence is also an age when mood, anxiety, behavioral and process disorders, self-harm and suicidal thoughts may make their initial appearance, much to parents’ already-heightened concerns. Such mental health struggles are known to cause significant pain, suffering and fear for the entire family, and accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans to help get everyone’s lives back on track can be complicated, with major obstacles to accessing necessary resources encountered along the way.
Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) continues to grow its internationally recognized team of top specialists in every field of eye care. The newest CEI team members are Lori Provencher, M.D., Roxanne Rivera, M.D., and Aubrey R. Tirpack, M.D.
Timing really is everything! Just ask Brook Drummond, the new Executive Director of the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF). Before she experienced her first Pink Ribbon Luncheon in October 2018, Drummond says, she didn’t know much about the event.
Options. Doctors love to be able to tell patients they have them. And patients love to hear they have a range of strategies for dealing with an ailment. But when it comes to micro fractures in a knee joint that create chronic pain with osteoarthritis, the treatment options have been limited. They really only included a conservative or radical choice: treat it with anti-inflammatories and troublesome pain medicine or get a complete knee replacement.
For Lynn Stern, an ovarian cancer survivor, her “invincible summer” included planting the seeds 30 years ago for what has grown into Cincinnati’s Cancer Support Community (CSC), a philanthropic organization that helps men and women impacted by cancer find hope, education and emotional support. A painting of Stern, painted by her husband Ned Stern, with Camus’ saying above it, is displayed in her memory in the cheery, warm and welcoming living room of the CSC’s Lynn Stern Center, located in Blue Ash. “You would have loved her. She was the most dynamic woman,” recalls April Davidow, Stern’s sister-in-law. Davidow and her husband, Harry – Stern’s older brother – were integral in founding the CSC.
In the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Seton High School develops a diverse population of young women for a life of faith, service and leadership, and engages them in achieving academic excellence in a college preparatory environment. The mission and values of Seton High School, strong academics and a true sense of spirit and sisterhood are why thousands of young women have chosen to become a Seton Saint.
The Cincinnati Art Museum, an institution established in 1881 that opened its doors in 1886, just set a new attendance record. The museum welcomed the largest number of yearly visitors in the building’s 133-year history, with more than 346,000 walking through its doors this fiscal year ending August 31, 2019. The previous attendance record-holder for the museum was set in 1973. Each of the last five years produced progressively increasing attendance numbers, with the addition of evening hours, growth in public programs, new galleries and the Rosenthal Education Center.
King of Kings Preschool opened its doors in September 1995 with an enrollment of 11 students. By the close of the third year, there was full enrollment. Over the years, King of Kings has grown to meet the needs of our community by adding additional classrooms, a full-court indoor gym, a second playground, a kindergarten program, an English Language Learners program, a bi-lingual Japanese-English translator, and before/after care for our students. In addition, King of Kings is the only nationally accredited preschool and kindergarten program in the area. We are honored to serve 160 students in Mason, Maineville, Loveland, Morrow, Liberty Township, South Lebanon and Lebanon.
While Saint Ursula Academy students recharge over the summer, their teachers also refuel, inspired by seminars, trips and other engaging experiences that not only enhance their expertise but rekindle their passion for their profession. And they bring that fresh perspective and enthusiasm back to their classrooms in the fall, enriching the Saint Ursula Academy learning environment for all.