Before the summer is over, Cincinnatians
should be able to rent a bike in Over-the-Rhine, Clifton or downtown and
take it for a spin. But whether or not there will eventually be more
bike lanes to ride in may still be up in the air.
The light bulb that is Cincinnati’s
cycling culture is shining brighter than ever as more people switch out
steering wheels for handlebars for their morning and evening treks to
and from work. The reasons are multitude: to keep in shape, save a hunk
on gas, use green transportation or just to slip some fresh air into the
long days at the office.
Cincinnati officials are hoping to give property owners more of an incentive to clean up their yards. City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld has
proposed changing Cincinnati’s litter laws to allow for a full refund of
fines for first-time violators if they remedy the problem within 10
days of being cited.
Dr. Victor Garcia
delivers a quote from Jewish philosopher Abraham Heschel: “The opposite
of good is not evil, the opposite of good is indifference.” The diverse crowd of about 80 people
who’ve gathered to hear Garcia speak at a recent luncheon at a downtown
church nod their heads in approval.
This week, Joe Hedges, frontman for July for Kings, will be celebrating the release of his new solo album, Alchemy, with a unique release show. Friday's event is a multimedia extravaganza timed to downtown's "Final Friday" art gallery walk and taking place at the St. Theresa Textile Trove space.
I’ve always been able to find art in Cincinnati. From seeing the paintings created by an art class at SCPA, where I’m currently a senior, to being inspired by exhibits at the Cincinnati Art Museum or the Contemporary Arts Center, it’s been fairly easy to nourish my passion for art in my hometown.
The Enquirer: Now that the election is mercifully over, we must pause to reflect on The Cincinnati Enquirer’s hodge-podge of endorsements for City Council. The paper’s slate included two Democrats, three Republicans, two Charterites, one Charter-Democrat and one independent.
NICHOLAS HOLLAN: In an unusually odd mixture of endorsements, The Cincinnati Enquirer recently included Hollan among its picks for City Council. A first-time candidate with progressive leanings, this thoughtful West Side Democrat is well-qualified for public service.