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CitiRama Goes Green

Urban home show demonstrates latest trends and benefits of homebuilding

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
CitiRama is an urban home show spawned from Homearama, which stands as the longest-running home show in the country after 49 consecutive years of operation. Currently in its ninth year, CitiRama is annually held at an up-and-coming urban housing development, and this year's edition highlights Rockford Woods in Northside.  

Keeping Warm and Toasty

Options abound for city dwellers seeking a cozy fire

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
Despite logging record cold and snowfall this winter, many of us might still be yearning for the comfort of a crackling fire and hot cup of cocoa. Sorry to say, making cocoa is fairly simple; providing a warm crackling fire, especially in a prohibitive home, apartment or condo, well, that's a bit more challenging.  

Hidden Treasure

Civic Garden Center offers refuge in the middle of the city

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Many of us drive by it every day and never take notice, and yet the lucky few who venture off the beaten path discover a tiny oasis hidden just outside of the city. Nestled among eight acres off Reading Road in Avondale, the Civic Garden Center acts as a horticultural resource dedicated to enriching lives through education, community beautification and environmental stewardship.   

Don't Waste Your Waste

Tons of ways (and reasons) to recycle around the Tristate

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
A large percentage of material currently occupying landfills could have been recycled if only given the chance. We can all help by using city- and county-sponsored recycling programs and by recycling through independent facilities.  

Get Out

Lots of options and price points for enhancing your outdoor living experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Outdoor living allows people to enjoy nearly all the comforts of indoors in a truly open and airy setting. The evolution of weather-resistant products now makes it possible to actually enjoy an outdoor living space without sacrificing style or comfort.  

Mountaintop Removal Protest Targets Duke Energy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Concerned locals are taking a stand against mountaintop removal at an upcoming protest march called Walk Past Coal for a Sustainable Future. Sponsored by Footprints for Peace, the walk will protest Duke Energy’s expansion of its coalburning Cliffside Power Plant in the Carolinas.  

Green Fashion Sense

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The second annual Eco Go Go fashion show April 22 will include eco-friendly clothing as well as a number of booths sponsored by environmentally-conscious local businesses. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Imago Earth Center, the West Side educational nature preserve.  

Environmentally Responsible Dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Owners of a new Pleasant Ridge eatery, The Loving Cafe, hope to help the environment by serving up tasty plant-based meals as a way for people to ease their dietary impact on the planet. Cafe team member Meghan Burke says agriculture — especially raising animals for food — has been identified as one of the leading causes of global warming  

Home Dreams, Finance Nightmares

Despite the financial crisis, local programs continue to help first-time home buyers

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The American dream of home ownership has become a nightmare for many local residents due to rising interest rates, record foreclosures and intense scrutiny by lenders regarding loan qualification.  

Cover Story: Kentucky Woman

Art meets feminism through the Kentucky Foundation for Women

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In Northern Kentucky, a number of women struggle to realize their dream of sharing their art and instigating change within their community. The Kentucky Foundation for Women (KFW) hopes to shepher