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Cincinnati Art Museum hits highest yearly attendance in museum’s history

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.

The Region's Only Nationally Accredited Preschool & Kindergarten Program

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.

Great Teachers Never Stop Being Students

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.

Multicultural Student Union: Celebrating Diversity

Mount Notre Dame High School’s Multicultural Student Union (MSU) is in its second year of helping students practice appropriate communication methods and celebrate the culture and diversity within their halls.

A Brotherhood of Faith & Community

Founded in 1831, St. Xavier High School is a private Catholic school for young men. The school’s population represents a wide geographic range, with students coming from all over Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. St. Xavier boasts an impressive academic record, with 92% of the 603 students who took an AP test in 2018 scoring 3+. Additionally, seven students from the class of 2018 were also considered National AP scholars – a high distinction for any student.

Celebrating a Week of Xciting Xploration & Xperiences

A wigwam, a labyrinth and a coffee shop – it’s amazing what Cincinnati Country Day School students can construct in a mere several days’ time. And those are only a few of the innovative projects undertaken during the school’s first CCDX program, a student-driven experiential learning program conducted the week prior to spring break.

Technology for Seniors in Motion: Preventing Falls, Enriching Lives

Twin Lakes Senior Living Community residents are embracing state-of-the-art technology that accurately tracks and measures balance and gait as part of a comprehensive Balance Initiative that Life Enriching Communities implemented last year.

Horticultural Therapy Program Helps Community Members Thrive

A growing body of evidence attests to the many benefits of gardening for older adults. Enter the Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) Horticultural Therapy Program. Aimed at helping ERS community members remain healthy and independent, it is a natural extension of the organization’s commitment to the six dimensions of wellness and positive aging.

Evolution: Constant Branching & Expansion

Evolution is changing the way we enjoy our music and movies and all of our audio and video encounters. The concept of “owning” itself is changing – we now share bikes, scooters, vacation homes, Uber and Lyft rides. Streaming is providing the music industry its biggest profits in a decade, and CD sales have fallen 80%, from roughly $450 million to $89 million, reports Rolling Stone. Tesla is manufacturing cars without CD players, and Ford and Toyota have recently followed.

A Great Wide-Open Gathering Space

Two years ago, a client contacted Jill Koch, an interior designer with Designs on Madison, to ask her advice on how to tackle an addition to the back of a house. They had worked together eight years prior when the whole house was updated, which was a great experience for both.

Partnering to Build a Forever Home

After buying property near downtown Mason, Julie Larger spent several years driving around Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville and Lexington looking at houses, gaining inspiration for a future home building project.

New Development Captures Neighborhood Charm With Modern "Green Homes"

Brad Olinger and his team of architects, designers and contractors at Sterling Homes are known for blending style and function while focusing on cost and environmental efficiency. One of Olinger’s keys to success has been the philosophy that there’s an appropriate way to build modern, custom-built homes while maintaining a neighborhood’s character and history. It is with that philosophy in mind that Sterling Homes has begun construction on its latest luxury home development, Parkland View. These seven individually designed, high-end, attached, single-family homes will be a beautiful addition to Linwood Avenue in Mount Lookout, one of Cincinnati’s most beloved, charming and thriving tree-lined neighborhoods.

Contemporary Home Design: Where Windows Can Be Walls

Defining just what constitutes “contemporary design” can be one of those ethereal pursuits, digressing into modern and post-modern discussions of art and architecture, ultimately best left to academic discussions in design schools.

Celebrating Three Decades of Flipping the Furniture Industry’s Status Quo

Thirty years ago, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams joined forces to form a fashion-forward brand that would disrupt the traditional furniture industry. Gold, a former furniture buyer at Bloomingdales, and Williams, former art director at Seventeen Magazine, shared the belief that comfort and creativity have the power to change lives.

Building a Custom Home 101: Construction Contracts

Most of us do not spend our time planning out construction deals for new custom homes. So, when someone decides they want to build their dream home, most people begin the process at a disadvantage. Graeme Daley, founder of Daley Design + Build, believes that one of the best ways people can arm themselves before beginning the custom home building process is to have a basic understanding of the different construction contract arrangements that may be offered by builders and which one suits their wants and needs.

Law & Music: His Persistence Pays Off

From the time Kaoru Suzuki was six years old and learning to play the violin, “lawyer” wasn’t even a blip on his “when I grow up, I want to be a…” radar. In fact, Suzuki, today a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice at Thompson Hine LLP, earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music at Rice University in Houston, and was a professional musician for four years before he decided to change his professional tune.

Uniting Communities to Change Lives

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is on a mission to unite communities to change lives so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. For more than 100 years, United Way has represented the Greater Cincinnati region’s largest mobilization of people coming together to build a stronger community. We are tens of thousands of volunteers, nearly 85,000 donors, more than 1,000 partnering companies, 140 leading social service agencies, and a workforce of over 100 committed people – all coming together to do more than any of us can alone.

The Longworth-Anderson Series Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Talent in a Perfect Jewel of a Theater

In the midst of its third successful season of contemporary music programming at historic Memorial Hall, the Longworth-Anderson Series (LAS) continues to present an all-star line-up of nationally recognized performers and bands.

Today’s Academic Achievers Are Tomorrow’s Community Leaders

Workforce development is the hot topic for all school districts right now, says Tom Isaacs, Warren County Educational Service Center (WCESC) superintendent, and every school district across the state is working hard to align graduates with future jobs. Warren County schools, however, are taking this important assignment a step further, Isaacs notes.

Revolutionizing the Nature of Fashion Through the Japanese Lens

It’s no secret that Cincinnati is a city that’s passionate about the arts. From institutions like the Cincinnati Ballet to the Symphony Orchestra and organizations like ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Arts Association, the city is full of artistic influence and persuasion. One such artistic venue is the Cincinnati Art Museum. Founded in 1881, the museum has over 67,000 pieces for visitors to appreciate and enjoy and features various national and international exhibits each year. One such upcoming exhibition is “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.” This exhibition, rather than featuring traditional Japanese garments, focuses on the influence of the kimono on Western culture.

Cincinnati Partnership Creates Nation's First Law Student Diversity Case Competition

Cincinnati-based law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK Law) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Center for Professional Development recently partnered to build the nation’s first and only law student diversity case competition.

Car Donation Ministry Offers Recipients a Spiritual Lift

Karla was 40 years old, single, had lost both her parents and her sister in a short period of time. Working various jobs through a temp agency to become self-sufficient. Karla was making enough money to pay her bills but not enough to purchase a vehicle. She decided to start her own cleaning business and needed a vehicle large enough to carry her cleaning supplies and equipment to and from her clients’ homes and office.

Cincinnati Art Museum to feature Sohrab Hura in The Levee: A Photographer in the American South

Contemporary Indian photographer Sohrab Hura receives his first solo museum exhibition, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, from October 5, 2019–February 2, 2020. The Levee: A Photographer in the American South presents an 83-picture suite titled The Levee, in which Hura explores themes of connection, perspective and place.

Dr. Kritsky's Pocket Guide to Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

If you haven’t had a chance to take in the amazing “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), you still have time. Heralded as the largest traveling collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the exhibition – consisting of 350 original relics (the oldest dating back 4,500 years) – will be on display through August 18.

Best of the Best: Growing, Transforming A Leadership Community

Now in its 11th year, Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati continues to foster a growing community of women in leadership. The local non-profit organization – one of the almost two dozen regional NEW communities that comprise the national Network of Executive Women – welcomed 1,000 attendees to its sold-out May Learning and Networking Event featuring keynote speakers Jennifer Garner, chief brand officer for Once Upon A Farm and a spokesperson for Save the Children, and John Foraker, CEO of Once Upon a Farm and founder of Annie’s Organics.

They Never Met But He Is Making Her Dreams Come True

Cincinnati natives Esther Becker and Yosef Kirschner never met, but their story about building Cincinnati’s Jewish community together is one of intertwined dreams.

Pre-Owned Luxury Boutique Opens in Hyde Park

If you revel in the satisfaction of looking like a million bucks without having to spend it, you’ll want to head straight to Stafford Jewelers’ new 1,000-square-foot pre-owned luxury boutique located on Hyde Park Square.

Art in Bloom Spotlights Fine Art Masterpieces with Floral Interpretations

Art in Bloom returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum this fall with floral arrangements inspired by the museum's permanent collection from October 17-20. Visitors can experience the floral displays for free during regular museum hours. Extended programming and special events will allow for additional experiences. Some special events are ticketed and require reservations. Please visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artbloom for full information.

Celebrating the Season of the Woman

With a mission to bring Shakespeare and other classic theatre to life for audiences of all ages, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has been sharing the wit and magic of Shakespeare with audiences since 1993. Originally founded as the Fahrenheit Theatre Company, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s first production was “The Taming of the Shrew” in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. In 2014, CSC became one of the first five theatres in the U.S. to “Complete the Canon” by professionally producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays.

Poignant Partnership: Sharing Inspiring Stories of Freedom & Perseverance

An expanded partnership between two historically significant Cincinnati institutions promises to provide visitors to each a variety of excellent opportunities for gleaning a greater understanding of the poignant stories and unique exhibitions offered by both.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Presents Summermusik 2019

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra marks its 45th anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, as well as the highly successful 2018 Summermusik festival season that saw a dramatic 50% increase in subscriptions, this year music director Eckart Preu has again programmed three weeks of innovative and entertaining concert events.

ROOKWOOD POTTERY GRAND OPENING AT KENWOOD TOWNE CENTRE SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Rookwood Pottery to celebrate new store with artist demonstrations, giveaways, and light faire.

Cincinnati Art Museum brings interactive art experience into the community in early July

A refurbished military vehicle turned mobile community center for new media art practices is coming to Cincinnati from July 3–5 as part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibition.

Cincinnati Art Museum provides free admission to Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style on July 4

In celebration of Independence Day, the Cincinnati Art Museum is offering free admission for all to new special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. General admission to the museum is always free.

Fabulous fashions fill the Cincinnati Art Museum at Art After Dark on June 28

Celebrate the opening of special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Kimono My House, Friday, June 28, 5–10 p.m.

Bespoke Seating Dining by Design

Orange Chair is far from your average upholstery shop. Filled to the brim with various building materials and colorful swathes of fabric, the workshop is a riot of creativity. It’s clear upon a visit to the “Shop” that the organization is focused on innovation and creating an amazing finished product for their clients.

A Senior Living Community Built With You In Mind

Think of luxurious living – of personalized, a la carte services, a state-of-the-art community and a place where everything is catered to your specific needs. Think of a place that truly feels like home.

Don’t Toss Your Old Toothbrush

Anderson Dental Care is participating in the National Colgate & TerraCycle Oral Care Recycling Program. In partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation, the state that recycles the most oral waste will receive a playground for a children’s hospital.

2019 Women of Influence Awards at The Manor House

The Women of Influence Award honors our region's leading women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated exceptional leadership.

Here Comes the Sun

Granted, few of us will climb a mountain or have time for a week in the woods, but with winter’s days behind us we will be able to enjoy more time outdoors. For much of that time we will be close to home, in our gardens and yards and on our patios and decks.

2019 Women of Influence Mixer

Venue Magazine hosts a Women of Influence Mixer on Monday, June 10th, 2019 to kick off the awards event that was held on Tuesday, June 11th. The event was sponsored by U.S. Bank Wealth Management. The Women of Influence Award honors our region's leading women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated exceptional leadership. We hope you can join us to celebrate these amazing women who have been nominated!

From Cramped to Captivating: A Kitchen Revamped

For a Kenwood family, a ‘decent size’ kitchen with a small island and crowded footprint recently took on a whole new shape after being remodeled by Kinsella Kitchens and Baths.

Second phase of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man opens June 7 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum has already hosted tens of thousands of visitors who have experienced the first phase of the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. The second phase of the exhibition showcases dozens of new additional pieces, starting Friday, June 7. Both phases will close September 2, 2019.

Exhibition Unveils Mysteries, Explores Realities of Ancient Egypt

Touted as the largest traveling collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, “Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs” recently made its U.S. debut at Cincinnati Museum Center, and the exhibition is fascinating visitors with its more than 350 original relics, the oldest of which dates back 4,500 years.

Developing Strong Leadership & Diversity in the Leaders of Tomorrow

Travis Nipper, director of marketing and business development at Leadership Excelleration, Inc. (LEI), recently sat down with Lelia Kramer, president of Saint Ursula Academy; Phillip Lanham, vice president of donor & private foundation services for Greater Cincinnati Foundation; and Kurt Platte, owner of Platte Architecture + Design to discuss leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and company culture.

Looking Forward to 125

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s 125th Anniversary season is nearly here and promises to bring not only the classic scores we all know and love, but also new works created by contemporary composers. Celebrating the past while keenly anticipating the future, Music Director Louis Langrée and the Orchestra will perform classical compositions (including Beethoven’s Symphonies 5, 6, and 8, completing the three-year Beethoven Revolution cycle) while presenting newly commissioned works and world premieres—all brought to life by a diverse array of star performers.

Boutique Furniture Store Boasts Modern Look, Great Services

Last year, Bond Home Furnishings celebrated its 80th anniversary. When owner Tim Canada was nearing retirement, he approached Kevin Malof to see if he’d be interested in buying the business. After discussing the opportunity with some business partners – though they had no experience in furniture retail sales – they were intrigued by the offer as they already owned several other businesses in Loveland’s historic district, including Bishop’s Quarter, a three-story “New Orléans” themed wine and bourbon bar.

Bruxism: What Can You Do About Clenching & Grinding Teeth?

Dental cosmetic issues range from a single damaged tooth which has discolored over time, to severe bruxism (tooth wear from excessive teeth grinding). Dr. Rebecca Hayden, of Hayden Family Dental, says that tooth wear is an issue she sees daily within her practice.

Sporting Clays Tournament Raises $80K for Stepping Stones

In its third year, the Stepping Stones’ Sporting Clays Tournament netted more than $80,000 for disabilities programming, a 43 percent increase over the amount raised in 2018.

TCT’s Managing Director & CEO Elected to the National Board

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is pleased to announce that Kim Kern, TCT’s Managing Director and CEO, has been elected to the National Board of Directors of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA), a membership organization that serves and represents the national field of theatre for young audiences.

Hope, Strength, Courage: Mementos for the Rest of the Journey

The transplant team at UC Health brings hope to hundreds of patients each year through life-saving organ transplant surgeries, along with breakthrough research and innovations. But the experts at UC Health know that clinical care is just one step in a longer journey for their patients.

Rookwood Pottery Creates First Custom Scripps National Spelling Bee Trophy, The "Scripps Cup"

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion will be taking home the “Scripps Cup,” the first custom-designed trophy in the organization’s 90-year history. Created by Rookwood Pottery, the Bee unveiled the Scripps Cup during the Opening Ceremony on Monday, May 27, in National Harbor, Maryland, with a design that celebrates a combined legacy of hard work and recognition of talent.

Best Fish & Chips In the United States

When representatives from Greene King Brewery and “Old Speckled Hen” – the U.K.’s largest Pub retailer, brewer and top-selling ale – held a contest to determine the best fish & chips in the U.S., the competition was fierce, with hundreds of contenders from all across the country. A six-week online voting period whittled nominations down to the top five before a week-long taste test ensued. Judges from Greene King traveled from England to the United States to judge fish & chips based on criteria including batter consistency, fish freshness, chip texture, and how well the dish complemented the flavor of “Old Speckled Hen.”

Three Tasty Restaurants, One Commitment to Sourcing

At first glance, downtown establishments 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab, Pleasantry, and Money Chicken seem like very different businesses. In truth, they are stand-alone concepts tied together by partners who share a passion for their Cincinnati community and a belief that sourcing sustainably and ethically is the only option.

New Trends In Senior Living

As generations of residents at senior living facilities are changing, so too are the trends and expectations of senior care providers. “Bingo is no longer what they are looking for,” says Megan Gresham-Ulrich, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Development for Maple Knoll Communities. “Baby boomers coming in want to do everything they didn’t have time to do when they were busy raising families and working.”

Admitting Wrong, Asking Forgiveness

Forty-two years ago, Larry and I, along with our 17-month-old daughter, embarked on a life-changing journey. In a dramatic manner, God called us in 1977 to leave all that we held dear, and follow His divine will to go and live covertly behind the Iron Curtain in Communist Poland.

Benefits To “Green” Building Projects

Many “green” building practices are becoming standard-place in the home design business – things like low water-usage plumbing, renewable material selections, construction waste reduction, wind turbines and solar panels. Whether trying to reduce monthly utility bills, capture a tax savings or simply reduce one’s impact on the environment, many buyers are looking for greener options.

A Unique Space & an Exquisite Menu for Every Special Event

The big Art Deco clock on the outside. The majestic mosaic murals on the inside. The spacious rotunda dotted with little ticket windows. My mother returning from a trip. My older sister’s best friend, Ann – for whom I am named – arriving for a visit, during which time she taught me how to jump rope.

Just What Historical Preservation Needed: A Vintage Window That’s Thoroughly Modern

From Over-the-Rhine to Newport, from Glendale to Montgomery and dozens of in-fills and tear-downs in between, a tremendous amount of historical renovation is going on in Greater Cincinnati.

Poised For The Future

Stanley E. Romanstein first walked the halls of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as a graduate student in the late 1970s. Appointed as Dean of CCM in July 2018, he is working with faculty, staff, alumni and community members to ensure that the internationally renowned institution continues to meet the needs of the next generation of students.

Partners in Providing Fun for Women Battling Breast Cancer

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel is excited to once again host the Karen Wellington Foundation’s (KWF) biggest fundraiser, “Forever in Bloom,” on April 5. The annual event ensures “FUN NOW” is continually etched on the calendars of women battling breast cancer.

Surfer Girls: Wouldn't it be Nice...to Find a Cure?

High-spirited entertainment, guests spontaneously jumping up to dance, entertainers swinging from the ceiling, puppies that sell for $15,000…this might sound like a lively party, but instead these are things that tend to happen at the annual JDRF Cincinnatians of the Year Gala. Many people tend to think of nonprofit black-tie gala fundraisers as boring affairs, with lots of talking and a barely edible chicken dinner, but JDRF prides itself in breaking the mold of traditional galas by hosting a full-fledged and immersive extravaganza.

JDRF Cincinnatians of the Year

Life took an unexpected turn for the Cramer family during a girls’ lacrosse game 15 years ago. “Our daughter Molly was out running down the field and then she just passed out,” remembers Laura Cramer. “Here is this super healthy 12-year-old girl collapsed on the field and then quickly in the emergency room at Children’s. Despite a lot of testing, doctors didn’t seem to know right away what was going on until they tested her blood sugar. They very quickly knew that Molly had Type 1 diabetes.”

The Growing Need for Education, Behavioral & Health-Based Services

“Putting it simply, there is a growing need for comprehensive education, behavioral and health services for youth in Greater Cincinnati,” said John Banchy, president and CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. “Our agency remains at the forefront of tackling issues that affect the most vulnerable in our community.”

Celebrating Cincinnati’s Parks: A Kaleidoscope of Color

Explosions of color! Bursts of memorable sights and sounds! Joy-filled fun that erupts all day long! The multichromatic kaleidoscope of memory-making stories that defines each visitor’s adventure at one of Cincinnati’s 100-plus parks and green spaces is the heart of the 2019 Hats Off Luncheon, returning to the John G. and Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park on Friday, May 10.

Making the World a Better Place: Phyllis W. Smale Award

If you grew up in Cincinnati, it’s likely your perception of Mill Creek was that it was awful, certainly not somewhere you wanted to go to fish or revel in nature’s beauty. In fact, in 1997, Mill Creek was named the most endangered urban stream in North America.

Encouraging the Spirit of the Game

When imagining the perfect warm spring or summer day, nothing comes to mind faster for many than a golf course. For Todd Johnson, it’s not only a hobby, but his entire career.

Tailored Aesthetics

Voltage Furniture – the name vividly describes the company, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer unique, modern, high-end European furniture, lighting and accessories, forever sparking the interests of distinguished clientele throughout Cincinnati and the Tri-state.

Encouraging Everyday Freedom Heroes

Her last role at Procter & Gamble (P&G) before retiring after 26 years was vice president of sales, leading the company’s $8.5 billion retail grocery business. During that time, Beverly Grant – recently named chair of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) Board of Directors – was a dedicated participant in multiple grocery industry trade associations. She served on the Food Marketing Institute’s advisory board and the Industry Affairs and Trading Partner Alliance committees for the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, where she was an instrumental voice in identifying issues of concern shared by retailers and manufacturers alike.

Making the Exquisite Jewelry Purchase a Happy Journey

Choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring or exquisite piece of high-end fashion jewelry can be exciting. Or it can be nerve-wracking. Thanks to Jimmy Stafford, owner, and Michele Randle, manager at Stafford Jewelers at Kenwood Towne Centre, purchasing either is a joyous occasion guaranteed to bring a sparkle to your or your loved one’s eye.

A Philosophy of Culinary Excellence & Innovation

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel features not only a stunning art gallery and high-end hospitality experience, but also an excellent culinary experience.

2019 Spring Venue Release Party at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

18th Annual Stepping Stones Golf Classic June 10 Supports Independence, Inclusion

Supporters of Stepping Stones will enjoy a day of golfing Monday, June 10 to benefit programming for individuals with disabilities. The 18th annual event, presented by Niagara Bottling, will be held at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club in Loveland.

Creating a Winning Recipe for Student & Community Success

“If those kids who are younger than me can cook, why can’t I?” Inspired by reality-based TV cooking shows like Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” Aissatou-Assya Camara, a Dater High School senior, recently embarked upon a journey into the creative world of food preparation and presentation – discovering a passion for baking along the way – thanks to the Cincinnati Public Schools’ (CPS) Culinary Arts Career Tech Program and a host of community partners.

Springing into Outdoor Cocktails & Culinary Delights

With spring abloom and hotel guests’ thoughts turning from quiet indoor fireside chats to lighthearted warm-weather gatherings, The Summit, a Dolce Hotel is happily preparing its fourth-floor rooftop terrace to accommodate those yearning to enjoy cocktails, delicious culinary fare and engaging conversations outside while taking in a commanding view.

Remembering Freedom Summer 55 Years Later

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) continues its Freedom 55 Programming Series this spring as part of its year-long commemoration of the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer, an integral milestone in the nation’s civil rights history.

Perrin and Diane March of Sotheby's Realty Discuss Cincinnati's Ranking in the $1 Million+ Home Market

Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty

Jewish Federation Continues to Impact the Community Through Thanksgiving Mitzvah Project

Bringing food and good cheer to families in need around the Thanksgiving holiday is part of the mission for women of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. This fall, they donated and packaged 165 meals for clients of the Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry, located at Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center in Clifton, through their Thanksgiving Mitzvah Project – more than double their efforts when they started six years ago. And they’re seeing the impact in the community.

St. Joseph Home to Open New Expansion Site in Northern Sharonville in 2019

“Our people are individuals who have gifts to offer to the world,” says Molly Robertshaw, St. Joseph Home (SJH) Director of Community Advancement. “We work with individuals who have dreams and goals and our job is to find ways to bring those to life.”

Daley Design + Build Utilizes Hidden Accessibility Features to Create Lifestyle Homes That Can Accommodate All Ages

No one enjoys thinking about how their abilities and needs will change as they grow older, but wise planners will consider how their home will be able to accommodate them as they age. Graeme Daley, founder and CEO of Daley Design + Build, knows how to create luxurious lifestyle homes for buyers of all ages.

Matthew Marcum is Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders Through Mentoring Partners of Cincinnati

Matthew Marcum, through his ministry of mentorship, is in the business of changing hearts and lives. Mentoring Partners of Cincinnati, an organization devoted to mentoring young men and women, focuses on investing in today’s youth with a Christ-centered focus in a judgement-free environment. The ministry “respects the beliefs and goals of each student regardless of religious preference. Each relationship builds a friendship of purpose, investing in a youth’s personal foundation of faith, academic, and career focus.”

Sterling Homes Team Creates New Homes With Timeless Style to Create Lasting Client Satisfaction

For two years, Charlie and Samantha Rittgers searched for just the right lot on which to build their dream home. The pair had practically given up hope when they came across a beautiful 2.1-acre lot with a steep grade that served to scare away other potential buyers.

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund Prepares for Queen City Classic Chess Tournament at Paul Brown Stadium

The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund now looks ahead to its next annual event: The Queen City Classic Chess Tournament, set for March 15 and 16 at Paul Brown Stadium. With 700 K-12 students expected to participate and international grandmasters scheduled to appear, it is sure to be a memorable celebration of this game that is at the center of CCPF’s mission.

Donath Plastic Surgery Utilizes Liquid Luxe to Create a Natural Transformation

It’s a non-surgical procedure that can take 10 years off your face in as little as 10 minutes. Liquid Luxe – Donath Plastic Surgery’s injectable version of their surgical Luxe Lift with volume restoration – is one of the greatest advances in facial aesthetics medicine in decades, says Alexander Donath, M.D., FACS.

Tempur-Pedic Utilizes Patented Formula to Create New LuxeAdapt Products

Tempur-Pedic is the most highly recommended bed in America. It’s like no other mattress, because TEMPUR material is not typical memory foam. Over 25 years ago, their proprietary formula changed the way the world sleeps.

Episcopal Retirement Services Aims to Make Cincinnati the Most Dementia-Inclusive City in the US by 2025

The number of people living with dementia is growing each year. Today, over 31,000 people in Cincinnati have dementia, and The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 16 million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia by 2050.

Dr. Vincent Sammarco of OrthoCincy Runs Training Course in Cincinnati for His Revolutionary Superconstruct Technique

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 100 million adults in the U.S. are now living with either diabetes or prediabetes.

High Pointe Custom Homes Carefully Considers Partnership to Enhance Client Experience and Satisfaction

“As selective as potential customers should be when choosing a custom home builder, so must the home builder be selective when choosing trade partners, vendors, and suppliers,” says Mike Williams, owner of High Pointe Custom Homes in Mason.

Design Risks and Going Beyond the Basics Key Strategies for Sanctuary Designs

“My ultimate goal is to create unique, beautiful, peaceful spaces that are also highly functional for my clients,” says Henry, whose design mottos include, “Simplicity, Not Stuffiness,” “Inspiration, Not Limitation” and “Accessibility, Not Pretention.” Her mission is to help clients create living spaces they love that allow them to exhale when they come home.

The Sharonville Ramada Plaza to Become First Delta Hotel in Cincinnati After $8-10M Renovation

The Ramada Plaza in Sharonville is getting a serious facelift in the near future. Guests can look forward to the first of a series of Delta Hotels by Marriott in Ohio. The Ramada Plaza will be switching to the Delta Hotels brand with a renovation of $8 to $10 million dollars. The hotel offers the ideal location, situated across from the Sharonville Convention Center in the heart of the Northern Lights District.

Cincinnati Museum Center Presents New OMNIMAX Theater Film: "Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation"

Who doesn’t remember their first IMAX theater experience? Well, I don’t, come to think of it. I mean, I do – It was in the late 1990s and I remember being awestruck and amazed. But I didn’t live in Cincinnati at the time, and as far as the name and nature of the film, I draw a blank.

Hanson Audio Video Wins CEDIA 2018 Showroom of the Year

Architects, designers, home builders and home owners are looking for ways to create beautiful, functional spaces that complement the lifestyles of their clients or their own families. Their objective is to achieve a pleasing design but also enable functionality and ease of use related to the space. The design of living spaces will integrate features that draw on a number of senses.

Eddie Lane's Diamond Showroom Named Consumers' Choice Awards Number One Jeweler in Cincinnati for Four Consecutive Years

Cindy Lange was just 14 years old when she began working at her father’s business, Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom.

Perrin & Diane March Display Stunning Renovation of Carl Strauss Home in Hyde Park

When Carl Strauss designed his masterpiece at 3 Melville Lane, the home was celebrated for its elegance, relationship to its surroundings, and livability – qualities that became trademarks of the Cincinnati architect’s designs. Sixty-six years later, the home is enjoying renewed acclaim, following a renovation that stripped it to its exterior studs and painstakingly put it back together. Every room, material and detail has been meticulously renovated to ensure the survival of Strauss’s local brand of modernism.

James Free Jewelers Named Lux 2017 Ohio Jeweler of the Year

When it comes to jewelry services, few jewelers are as equipped to satisfy your needs as the team at James Free Jewelers. With a comprehensive staff of designers, jewelers, gemologists and consultants whose life passion is the creation of fine jewelry, you can shop with the confidence that your precious possessions are in good hands. Since its founding in 1940, James Free has been trusted by tens of thousands of satisfied customers. James Free has raised the bar for excellence in customer service and no-pressure sales.

Coldwell Banker's Julia Wesselkamper Presents The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre, Unveiled in the 2019-2020 Season

Julia Wesselkamper’s love of live theatre set the stage for her ongoing passionate pursuit of diversity, community and charitable outreach to ensure all people not only have access to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, but are represented in every way possible through the work of the Board of Trustees and the Playhouse’s Diversity Committee.

American Heart Association Presents "Young at Heart" Greater Cincinnati: Heart Ball March 2019

Ol’ Blue Eyes probably wasn’t singing about diet, exercise and other elements of a heart-healthy lifestyle with his whimsical take on a youthful disposition. But the Greater Cincinnati American Heart Association (AHA) figured the “Young at Heart” concept works just fine as its theme for this year’s 26th annual Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball.

Victoria Morgan and Carmon DeLeone of the Cincinnati Ballet Present "Dancing to OZ" April 2019

For Victoria Morgan, there’s no place like the ballet studio. But it took more than clicking her heels to realize her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Partners with Sunbrella to Create Durable Collections

These were phrases that were once uttered with great frequency in homes that contained high-quality furnishings. But no more, thanks to Sunbrella®, which has revolutionized the way we think about and use upholstery performance fabrics. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has partnered with Sunbrella to offer several collections, all of which offer durable, stain- and fade-resistant fabrics in multiple styles and colors. This means that families – including children and pets – relax on sofas and chairs without fear of ruining them with a careless spill, dirty footprint, or muddy pawprint.