Exactly five years from the date Haley Hollingsworth and Tyler Whalen met, they came together on a stunning Saturday in September to express their love and commitment for one another through marriage.
The late Master Sgt. Corey Hood was 17 when he enlisted in the Army after graduation, just a few months before 9/11. He served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as a forward observer with the 82nd and 101st Airborne and the 25th Infantry Division, receiving two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service and five Army Achievement medals, and the Master Parachutist, Pathfinder, Air Assault and Combat Action badges. On August 16, 2015, Hood died from injuries suffered while performing with his revered Golden Knights at the Chicago Air and Water Show. Today, Hood’s own courageous, can-do/will-do legacy lives on through the Hoody Memorial Fund, made possible by the generous contributions of his family and friends, and the Community Foundation of West Chester-Liberty Alliance.
On Sunday, October 29, a capacity crowd of 30 women brought supplies to the Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry and filled bags of food to be given out to families in need to make complete kosher and non-kosher Thanksgiving meals. The food pantry is located in Clifton, in the Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and serves Jewish families throughout the region and anyone in need who lives in Clifton.
An opportunity to see one of the largest privately owned African-American art and history collections is just one reason to visit Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this winter.
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Sponsors and golfers set a record for the Deaconess Associations Foundation’s 27th annual golf outing and fundraiser held in the fall of 2017.
Who doesn’t want to look their best and age beautifully? Moreover, 50 is the new 30. As we are getting healthier as a whole and our bodies are wearing better than ever before, we want to certainly look how we feel. We know procedures exist for cosmetic improvements, but we may not be aware of the many revolutionary options the medical aesthetics field holds for us to achieve those goals.
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.
A Hospitality-Focused Approach to Assisted Living
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.
Charming and Elegant
Capturing upcoming spring trends with a variety of materials and vibrant color.
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.
This February at the Taft Theatre
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.
On a rainy, yet beautiful day in September, David Boldt and Jamie Rogers vowed to love, respect and devote their lives to one another in holy matrimony.
Think you know everything there is to know about Rookwood Pottery? Think again.
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.
On November 9, 2017, Kindervelt 50 hosted a “Ladies Night” Fashion Show and dinner at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Cincinnati to a sold out crowd of over 300 people.
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.
The Christ Hospital Health Network Announces Liberty Township Medical Center Grand Opening Celebration
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Her professional credo remains as simple as it is sincere.
Over the past few months I have deliberately decided to go off the grid. Basically, I have broken up with social media. Mostly because everything seemed overexposed.
Cincinnati Public Schools has a habit of innovating and implementing exciting changes that allow for educational customization throughout the district.
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.
Pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, menopause and all the accompanying issues that can affect a woman’s reproductive life cycle can be stressful and overwhelming.
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.
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The Deaconess Associations Foundation (DAF) has received a Transformation Award from the Center of Respite Care, a 24-hour facility providing medical and nursing care to sick, homeless people.
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.
Following His Mother into Disability Advocacy and a Jewish Life
“Teachers said, ‘People like you do not do anything.’ My mom said, ‘He will be a good person,’” recalls Marvin Moss. Now 71, the Cincinnati native is living proof that his mother was right.
Whether you do modern or don’t, Switch Lighting’s new showroom on Fourth Street is a must-see stop for people passionate about design.
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.
With more than 50 years of service to the Greater Cincinnati business community, Lang Financial Group has long helped businesses and individuals find the right benefits packages for their needs.
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.
As the only continuum-of-care community in Northern Kentucky, Madonna Manor serves residents throughout a range of life stages.
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.
Venue Magazine sits down with Chanaka De Lanerolle of The Celestial to talk about the restaurant and what makes it one of the premier dining spots in 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.
On Friday, November 10, over 1,500 people attended the 4th annual JDRF Bourbon & BowTie Bash at the Duke Energy Convention Center, once again making the event one of the hottest parties in Cincinnati.
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.
Jennifer Spieser, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, doesn’t hesitate when it comes to discussing the number of hours poured into maintaining the city’s parks.
Two hearts becoming one in matrimonial bliss is one of the most incredible experiences a couple can share. The celebration of that event should be handled with unparalleled devotion and care.