The staff at McNicholas High School has a highly personalized approach to education. “We are focused on trying to help our kids develop good critical thinking skills that they can take out into the world,” says Shannon Kapp, the school’s director of marketing and communications.
The leap from eighth grade to high school can be challenging, especially if you are the only one of your friends choosing to attend a particular school as part of your continuing educational journey. The teachers and staff at St. Ursula Academy, however, in recognition of the bravery it takes for students to do something different from the rest of their classmates, have developed a group – aptly named The Brave Ones – to support those students venturing into high school solo, so to speak.
On her first date with Steve Baum, Sarah Carter learned that she had graduated with two of Steve’s cousins. “Such a small world,” says Sarah. “Little did I know I’d become family with them someday!”
Clear aligner technology – meaning transparent, plastic dental braces – exploded onto the orthodontic scene in the early 2000s when California-based medical-device company Align Technology poured millions of dollars into television ads for their product Invisalign. Consumer interest skyrocketed for this “invisible” replacement to traditional metal braces. And, by 2001, it was reported that three quarters of orthodontists in the United States and Canada had received training on the Invisalign system.
For many of us, playing card or board games with family and friends is one of our fondest childhood memories. For residents at Twin Lakes Senior Living Community in Montgomery, such activities have become more than a nostalgic pastime, however. Pinochle, Hand and Foot, Dominoes, Sequence, Rummikub– on just about any day of the week, you’ll find areas filled with residents enjoying the socializing opportunities as well as the cognitive benefits these games offer.
By the end of 2019, Episcopal Retirement Services will complete the $20M Marjorie P. Lee Master Plan renovation, and their modernized long-term care apartments are now open. Families will find that spacious rooms, privacy, and the right level of care make all the difference for their loved ones.
Check out our Tuke Bazaar event taking place at Khaki's in Hyde Park Square on November 21-22.
Cedar Village Senior Living is a community that seniors from all walks of life can be happy to call home. As a full-service community providing seniors the ability to age in place, Cedar Village offers independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation programs, memory support, long-term care and skilled nursing.
Former Military Leader Shared “Leaders: Myth and Reality” with More than 800 Attendees at NEW Cincinnati Fall 2019 Learning Event
General Stanley McChrystal, Four-Star U.S. Army General (retired) and Co-Founder of The McChrystal Group, was the keynote presenter at the NEW Cincinnati 2019 Fall Learning Event on October 30, 2019. He shared his experiences on efficient and effective leadership developed throughout his years of experience leading U.S. Army forces and as the former commander of the premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). General McChrystal co-founded the McChrystal Group in 2010 with the mission to deliver innovative leadership solutions to businesses to help them transform and succeed in challenging and dynamic environments.
Western & Southern Financial Group is passionate about the Cincinnati entrepreneur community. We are excited to once again partner with Venue and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Cincinnati to recognize entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that something special that makes Cincinnati a great place to call home.
“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.