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by 12.17.2008
Posted In: Community at 01:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

YP Habitaters

Young Professionals ditch their suits and briefcases and trade them in for dirty clothes and power tools and they want more people to join them in 2009. Why? So they can build more stuff – houses, to be specific.

Since 2005, Cincinnati Habitat YP has been working to raise money and awareness for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. Every year, they’ve hosted events from happy hours to wine tastings to cornhole tournaments to accomplish their goals,” says a press release from the group. “Moving into to 2009, they’re making a resolution to ‘Do More’ for Habitat for Humanity than ever before. With a calendar of ambitious new events (and) a new Board of Directors…Cincinnati Habitat YP is raising their sights in ambitious new ways.”

Some of those New Year’s resolutions include:

  • Crack the 1,000 member mark

  • Increase their fundraising from $10,000 per year to … $25,000

  • Continue to pave the way for new Habitat YP groups interested in starting up their own efforts across the country using similar successful efforts in Atlanta, Detroit, St Louis, and Washington DC. as a model

Right now Habitat YP is looking for more YP volunteers to “DO MORE” in committee and leadership roles in 2009. For more information about what that means, and to sign up, visit www.cincinnati-habitat.org/yp, or email yp@cincinnati-habitat.org.

CHYP is affiliated with Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, which has provided over 150 homes in the area since 1985. Information on the organization can be obtained at www.cincinnati-habitat.org.

 
 
by 08.08.2011
Posted In: City Council, Spending, Neighborhoods, Community at 01:27 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

City Sets Budget Hearings

Facing a $33 million deficit for next year, Cincinnati officials are facing some tough choices — including the city manager's recommendation to layoff 44 police officers. Now the public may chime in and offer suggestions.

City Council's Budget and Finance Committee has scheduled four public hearings this month at different locations throughout Cincinnati, with the first set for this week.

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by 07.01.2011
Posted In: LGBT Issues, Community, Human Rights at 02:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Interfaith Service Set for Gay Pride

Across the nation, commemorations of Gay Pride Month have just wrapped up. In Cincinnati, where things often seem a little behind the times, they haven't even begun yet.

Cincinnati Pride Equinox 2011 is scheduled for July 7-10 in the Queen City. To kick off the festivities, a multi-faith worship service will be held at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church at 7 p.m. July 7.

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by 08.27.2010
Posted In: LGBT Issues, Human Rights, Community at 12:52 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Businesses Rally Against Hate Crime

Six gay-oriented taverns in Covington are teaming up Saturday for a “Zero Tolerance for Hate Crimes” event, in response to a recent violent attack on four people at a nearby gas station.

The event, which begins at 9 p.m., involves a gathering at the corner of Pike and Main streets in a show of strength and unity. Businesses participating are Blue Bar, Bar Monet, Yadda Club, Leapin' Lizard Gallery, 701 Bar and Rosie's Tavern.

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by 05.16.2011
 
 

Minson Tribute Set for Tonight

Local and national leaders working to advance equal rights for LGBT people will gather tonight in Covington to unveil a national award in honor of the late Nancy Minson.

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus is co-sponsoring “Light of One, Power of Many: A Night to Honor Nancy Minson.” The event will be held at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, and begins with a reception at 6 p.m.

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by 12.01.2010
Posted In: News, Media, Community at 02:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Editor Quietly Slips into Town (UPDATED)

(**Update at bottom)

As newspaper insiders and others speculate about who will replace Tom Callinan at The Enquirer, sources report that Beryl Love and his wife made a quick trip to Cincinnati two weeks ago, the week before Thanksgiving.

Love is executive editor at The Reno Gazette Journalin Nevada, another publication owned by The Gannett Co., The Enquirer's parent firm. He was the first editor at the now-defunct CiN Weekly, and is a Cincinnati native and a University of Cincinnati graduate.

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by 03.13.2009
Posted In: Community at 04:50 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Mountains in Covington

OK, so there aren’t any mountains on the other side of the river, but there will soon be mountain bike trails in Devou Park. This effort to bring urban mountain bike trails is a community service project started by Give Back High, an off-shoot of Give Back Cincinnati.

On March 28, 150 high school volunteers will work together to build several miles of trails 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “shoveling, trimming trees, moving logs, smoothing dirt and using heavy duty tools.”

"These trails will bring much enjoyment to residents and hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts," said Larry Klein, Covington's assistant city manager. "We look forward to implementing this phase of the Devou Park Master Plan with so many dedicated volunteers and sponsors."

No beginner or intermediate trails currently exist within 15 miles of downtown Cincinnati. With more than one in five Americans over age 16 owning a mountain bike, according to the International Mountain Bike Association, mountain biking is a popular pastime for many.

Getting past the “let’s promote sports tourism in Cincinnati” hype, the trails will create a new reason to get out from behind the computer or off the couch. The trails will eventually extend 8-10 miles with various levels of difficulty.

Registration is now open for high school students who want to participate in the trail construction. Students in grades 9 – 12 from any Northern Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati school can register at www.ugive.org. Parents are required to fill out a waiver for participants under the age of 18.

Can’t make it in March? Additional trail date work can be scheduled for weekends in April or May. E-mail givebackhigh@givebackcincinnati.org if interested in scheduling a date for your group or school.

For additional information on this event, visit www.ugive.org and search for the Blazing Trails project.

 
 
by 03.30.2009
Posted In: Community, Environment at 08:44 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Paperless Junk

Going paperless – using e-mail, reading documents on line and other such electronic alternatives – is supposed to help save trees and reduce garbage going to landfills. But what happens when the computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem and all of the other electronic stuff becomes obsolete?

To keep that stuff out of your local landfill, Tri-County Mall (11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246) will play host to an earth-day related event that gives anyone a free method of environmentally responsible equipment disposal. On April 18 (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will collect enough “computer electronics only” to fill two trucks.


No word on how big the trucks are, but one would guess they’ll be large enough to display the company logo.


 
 
by 05.07.2010
Posted In: Media, Community, Not-for-profit at 02:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

'SistaHood' Returns to WAIF

Ending a seven-month suspension from the air, The SistaHood Show is returning to its weekly berth at WAIF (88.3 FM) beginning today.

The program, co-hosted by Victoria Straughn and Crystal Allen, was a casualty of the ongoing strife at the community radio station between many longtime volunteer programmers and Board Chairman Donald Shabazz, about how he manages the station.

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by 11.10.2008
Posted In: Media, Community at 01:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

All About Blogging

Well, maybe not everything, but it’s difficult to fit the various aspects of starting and maintaining an online journal in a mere 20 minutes.

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