Loran and Trey’s love story began when they first met through mutual friends in downtown Cincinnati. From the moment they met, they were nearly inseparable, leading to the showcase of their love in beautiful Cancun, Mexico.
Sitting outdoors at Blooms & Berries Farm Market, we chatted casually. The idyllic weather provided a perfect backdrop for friendly conversation. “Tell me about your upcoming travel schedule,” I said. Melinda’s answer brought a transparent response of multiple commitments crowding her already overloaded calendar.
Coming to the decision that a parent, spouse or loved one would benefit from relocating to an assisted living community can be overwhelming and incredibly difficult. Then facing the challenge of finding the right community where they will be comfortable, independent and given the best possible care can be just as daunting.
Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown wanted to be a doctor since the age of four. Today, Mandell-Brown is a triple board certified cosmetic surgeon. He holds board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Body Cosmetic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.
Sydney and Callen form an enthusiastic couple with a passion for outdoor activities such as skiing, adventures and a heartfelt love of dogs. Their relationship began through mutual friends and an interest in live music. After five years of dating, Callen proposed during one of their favorite activities, hiking, while in one of their favorite cities, Ashville, North Carolina.
PhoDOGrapher’s 7th annual My Furry Valentine (MFV), the area’s largest animal adoption event, is a fun place to find your next four-legged family member. Sponsored by the Petco Foundation, MFV will bring together hundreds of adoptable pets to the Sharonville Convention Center February 10 and 11. “The event aims to find homes for the area’s rescue and shelter animals,” says Carolyn Evans, founder of My Furry Valentine. “All dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and have all age-appropriate vaccinations.”
An annual tradition is being maintained even as a months-long building restoration project at Cincinnati Museum Center’s Union Terminal moves into the final stages. The 10th annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Maker Awards ceremony will be held in February.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE February 10-19, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip, hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Taft Theatre stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.
A decade after Alexander Donath, MD, FACS, transformed a bank building in Kenwood into his now-flourishing Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery practice, the renowned surgeon decided it was time to give the building an exterior facelift and fill in the first floor with additional aesthetic services. The renovation, with an expected January 2018 completion date, is cause for celebration among staff and clientele.
There are few leaders whose vision has not only shaped the tapestry of Cincinnati through business and philanthropy, but has also shaped their own legacy. In Cincinnati, we have been blessed to have a number of civic leaders who have risen to strengthen our city’s future while overcoming obstacles using their incredible innovative spirit and entrepreneurial passion to make our city better.
As a realtor, Chris Crowley not only sells beautiful homes for clients, but for years he and his husband, Bill Barnett, have rehabbed, then sold houses throughout Greater Cincinnati. “We have always wanted a pool, but in all of the houses we’ve seen there’s never been a pool that we’ve loved so much that we were willing to deal with the house that came with it,” says Crowley.
Bethany School, a kindergarten through eighth grade private school nestled on 23 beautiful acres in Glendale, is growing toward a sustainable future. Throughout their 120-year history and all of the changes to a multi-building campus serving more than 240 students, their mission has remained the same: provide academic excellence in a Christian environment to students from diverse backgrounds.
Planning for retirement is a lifelong process that should begin as soon as you start working and continue throughout your retirement years. But whether you are five years from retiring or 30, the following can help you achieve financial security for when the big day finally comes.
Forget everything you know about tattoo removal. It has changed. Invisible Ink, a locally headquartered firm, is using analytics, the latest technology and a people-centered approach to turn the industry on its head.
Wow! This is breathtaking! As the skyline of Cincinnati came into view, I thought, “This place is beautiful.” The flickering lights, the sunset behind the skyscrapers and the broad river painted a scene of beauty, warmth and welcome. The picturesque panorama provided my first view of a city I would one day call home.
Subtly rejuvenated lips can boost a person’s youthful appearance, and today’s FDA-approved synthetic fillers produce a longer-lasting natural look requiring less post-procedure downtime, says Dr. Alexander Donath, MD, FACS, of Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery.
Hanson Audio Video provides visitors a unique venue where one can listen to music only rivaled by a live experience. The components, speakers and quality implementation to produce this music can be purchased for your enjoyment, turning your own home into a great performance venue as well. This fall the Hanson family and staff are proud to bring a world-class performance venue to Cincinnati.
When a person moves from their home and into a facility where they can get that extra bit of help that they need, many may feel their community, daily routine and independence slip away. The trained staff and caregivers at Fairfield Pavilion are able to customize services for each resident to help them start another chapter of their life.
As an infectious disease clinical nurse specialist at The Christ Hospital Health Network, Jan Stockton knows the impact clinical trials make in the advancement of medicine.
So, when the Cancer Center at The Christ Hospital was the only center in the Tri-State region chosen to contribute to the national Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study that could lead to earlier detection of cancer and make treatments easier and save more lives, Stockton immediately volunteered as a participant.
Horter Investment Management is always on the lookout for financial advisors who can help guard and potentially increase clients’ hard-earned money. As Horter has had great success, they are proud to take on two new Cincinnati-based investment advisor representatives who will help provide sound advice using Horter’s financial planning methods.
Enjoying the hospitality of a sincere and seasoned host leaves us fed and fulfilled. Their warm welcome, the flowers in the vase, the lighting just so. As the aromas waft over the gathering of friends, they mix with the music and conversation. Everything testifies to all their hard work and preparation, creativity and care. When the meal is served, relished, we understand we are participating in something very special.
Individual care plans promoting confidence, calm, self-esteem and self-worth are at the core of the unique Heartfelt Connections – a Memory Care Program for residents of the Memory Way Neighborhood at Magnolia Springs, a new not-for-profit Life Care Services managed community in Loveland.
It’s a homecoming over a decade in the making. Murmurs about a major renovation of Music Hall started stirring many years ago, with community leaders prompting discussions as to the most effective way to ensure one of Cincinnati’s most beloved buildings would remain part of the city’s cultural life for generations to come. Murmurs eventually blossomed into action, and in December 2015 crews broke ground on the first phase of construction.
“Jewelry is timeless,” says Jacob Stafford, manager of Stafford Jewelers. “This is just one of the reasons it makes such a special gift.” As the holiday season approaches, many fine jewelry gift purchases will be made at Stafford locations at Kenwood Towne Center and in downtown Cincinnati.
Thrive was founded in Atlanta to set a new standard for senior living. Among the features that sets it apart is respect for the individual. Thrive’s programs encourage and provide the opportunity for many activities but avoid shepherding residents through a busy day of group activities. Participation is a matter of choice.
The Sheridan at Mason, opening this fall, offers an innovative approach to senior living while providing the same best-in-class customized care the five other Senior Lifestyle communities in Greater Cincinnati are already known for, says Stuart Solomon, executive director.
Krista and Bret Parrish and their children were ready for a new look for their new home that was built in Liberty Township’s Carriage Hill community. Amy Holt and Jill Koch, interior designers at Designs on Madison, took the Parrishes’ plans and worked closely with the builder, Ian Rise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes to make their dreams come true.
The team of physicians at Mayfield Brain & Spine strives to make the impossible, possible. The clinic, established in Cincinnati in 1937 by Dr. Frank H. Mayfield, is experiencing a major expansion in multiple areas as it aims to deliver world-class neurosurgical care at hospitals throughout the community.
When Alex Jordan, plant supervisor for Contemporary Cabinetry East (CCE), began working with the owners, Terri and Paul Hogan, on a program that would bring people with disabilities into the workplace, he wasn’t sure what to expect. These days, he sees a positive impact throughout the company.
30 years ago, planning for retirement wasn’t too complicated. That generation of Americans had pensions and social security guaranteeing their monthly spending needs. On top of that, retirement was shorter as the average person did not live as long into retirement.
Mike Dunn, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – District Council of Cincinnati, was preparing to meet with a colleague one day in mid-September when he encountered a woman who’d come to the organization for assistance.
Since reopening, Rookwood Pottery Company has restored its legacy as a world-renowned ceramics company. Now, the legendary local business is partnering to preserve its history, as well as Cincinnati’s, through commemorative art tiles, ornaments and other ceramic pieces.
OHC has been fighting cancer for more than 30 years. The group is one of the nation’s largest independent oncology practices. OHC’s approach to cancer care is simple – to surround the patient with everything needed so they can focus on what matters most – beating cancer. OHC is changing the cancer treatment paradigm, providing a multi-disciplinary team that reduces delays in treatment and improves a patient’s emotional well-being.