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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  

News: Price Hill's Old Friend

Santa Maria continues to develop new services

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
People outside Price Hill might not be familiar with Santa Maria Community Services, but after 110 years it's one of the oldest residents of the neighborhood. The non-profit organization offers   

News: In Need of Food

FreeStore FoodBank serves all year

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The FreeStore FoodBank's center on Liberty Street last week distributed an estimated 7,500 to 8,000 Thanksgiving meals to those in need. The charity plans to distribute an estimated 6,500 meals f