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by Hannah McCartney 07.05.2012
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Cool Centers Offer Extreme Heat Relief

Cincinnati Recreation Centers provide a place to cool off during heat emergencies

It's really, really hot outside. The kind of hot that justifies a Popsicle-only diet, ruins every attempt at a hairstyle and makes a blanket look repulsive. But It's also the kind of hot with the potential to pose serious, life-threatening health risks to some members of the population. If you're not lucky enough to be working in an office with blasting AC during the swampiest parts of the day or have/are able to afford AC where you live, know that there is somewhere to go for relief. The Cincinnati Recreation Commission hopes to offer some relief from Cincinnatians without steady access to cool air during heat emergencies with a comfortable, cool place to sit and rest in hopes of preventing heat-related illnesses. According to the City of Cincinnati Health Department's website, an excessive heat warning is declared when the heat index will exceed 105 F for more than three hours per day for two consecutive days — conditions that pose exceptional health hazards to the elderly, children and infants, outdoor workers and individuals with illnesses that affect their ability to respond to extreme heat. These "Cool Centers" are available to the public only during regular CRC business hours, and provide only resting area; access to amenities and services still requires an admission fee. To find a Cincinnati Recreation Commission facility near you, click here. Can't make it the CRC? Spend some time perusing shelves at a library, troll a mall, see a movie, visit a museum. To read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tips for dealing with extreme heat, click here. 
 
 

Like We Were Made for it

How Cincinnati came to acquire the 2012 World Choir Games

1 Comment · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sometimes the greatest discoveries in life arise from a Google search.That’s exactly what led Todd Duesing to stumble upon the 2012 World Choir Games — a fortuitous click of his mouse that, unbeknownst to him, would help pave the way for an unparalleled boost in morale in the Cincinnati urban riverfront.  

Found in Translation

Preparing to host international visitors has been a labor of love

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
More than 4,000 volunteers have stepped up to take on a job no one asked them to do: welcome the expected 90,000 national and international choirs, families and visitors to Cincinnati for the World Choir Games.   

Sitting on the Stoop

2 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Out on the stoop, I’m smoking a cigarette, which is a big mistake. Kris has noticed me. He lives in a building up the street and he’s a pain in the ass. As he approaches, I already know what he wants.  

Legacy Building

Art on the Streets wants World Choir Games visitors to remember Cincinnati’s arts scene

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
During a time when the many cultures of the world are bombarding Cincinnati all at once, it’s important to keep in mind locality. The World Choir Games is undoubtedly a sensational movement in the artistic realm across the globe, but Cincinnati will attempt to make an impact on the games equal to its impact on the city. Cincinnati and world, meet Art on the Streets. It’s the best thing that’ll ever happen to you.   

Alive and Well in 2012

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
It's a rare night, an even more rare weekend night when I’m without my wife and daughters, so I find myself hanging out at the Oak for a guys’ night out with couple of friends, eager to watch the Reds and talk some trash. The young night grows old and soon I’m one of the last two holdouts, not quite ready for the evening to end.   

Dear Close Male Friends

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Dear Close Male Friends: There have been times over the years when some or most of you entered into serious, sometimes long-term relationships. I believe I have been extremely patient with each of you, understanding that your respective significant other might be meeting various universal human needs and making your life better.  

Chabot Attempts to Deny Federal Streetcar Funding

1 Comment · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A voice vote introduced to the U.S. House by our own Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) led to an approved amendment to the 2013 Transportation and Housing Urban Development spending bill that bars federal transportation funds from being used to design, construct or operate a Cincinnati streetcar.   

Anatomy of a Blackout

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Usually, we lose power along the T-shaped intersection where I live in Walnut Hills when somebody spits on the sidewalk or a moderate wind blows through. So when the lights flickered the first time in TJ Maxx, I knew what was up.  

Fashion Slaves

3 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Postmodern black American enslavement is quite a spectacle. Witness the temporary thunderclap of comfort and the blinding shinola emitting from the upper middle classes every time a black American charges an expensive purchase or, better yet, uses payday Friday bill money to floss. All black everything.   

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