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Writing for (a) Change Empowers Women Through Community and Self-Expression

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In 1999, amidst sharing studio space with local artists, Diane Debevec began taking writing classes at the then eight-year-old foundation, Women Writing for (a) Change. Today, as the director of the now-nonprofit organization, she and the staff are hard at work encouraging women of all ages to find and celebrate their individual voices.  

Rebirth Of A Brewery

Grayscale Cincinnati reinvents the model for city entertainment spaces

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When we think about current resurgence of metropolitan Cincinnati — including the successful renovations of Fountain Square and Washington Park — it seems that the best approach to building a better town might not be constructing an altogether new wheel, but rather reinventing it.   

Merit Clothiers Earns Badge of Honor

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Fifteen years after finishing Girl Scouts, Cincinnati natives Brittany Yantos and Brittany Yoder are still earning merit badges. It’s all part of their American-made, eco-friendly clothing line, Merit Clothiers, available for purchase by fall 2013 on etsy.com.   

Persistence Of Vision

The Western & Southern Open has evolved into a world-class tennis tournament

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Western & Southern Open, which has taken place in one form or another in the Greater Cincinnati area since 1899, begins Saturday. For the arithmetically challenged, that’s 114 years, which makes it the oldest tennis tournament in the United States still in its original city.  

Toy Story

Local entrepreneurs create a website for the wistful toy collector

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Growing up, who didn’t own Barbies, G.I. Joes and Star Wars action figures? Now those toys are a hot commodity, especially for collectors like Gary Darna, who’s built an entire social networking-like site called CompleteSet around the idea of “He who dies with the most toys wins.”  

Truckshop Brings Mobile Fashion to the Midwest

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Cincinnati is no stranger to mobile vendors, but Ashley Volbrecht’s Truckshop, a newly opened mobile fashion boutique, is the first of its kind in the Midwest. The shop, originally a bread delivery truck, has been transformed into a retail shopper’s paradise, complete with dresses, tops and jewelry at reasonable prices.   

Be More Awesome

New foundation awards grants for creatively breaking boundaries, inspiring others

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In Cincinnati, it pays to be awesome. Just ask Colleen O’Connell, the city’s first The Awesome Foundation grant recipient.   

On The Road

Over-the-Rhine-based Roadtrippers.com wants to be your go-to travel destination

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This weekend kicks off the official summer travel season, which means May to September is ripe for taking road trips. Instead of stopping at prosaic chain restaurants advertised along the interstate, let the Cincinnati-based startup Roadtrippers.com plan your ultimate expedition.  

The Eye Test

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I’ve become a believer in the eye test. It goes all the way back to Thomas, the ever-doubtful disciple, who just couldn’t bring himself to believe the testimony of his brothers in faith following the Crucifixion.     

Capturing Queen City

Local photography site Capture Cincinnati focuses on Cincinnati's best features

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This winter I upgraded my point-and-shoot camera to a mirrorless Sony NEX. Finally having a nice camera to use, I googled “photography contest” and came across a curiously titled site called Capture Cincinnati.  

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