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Mt. Lookout / Columbia-Tusculum

Home of Cincinnati's sixteen inch astronomic telescope and Ault and Alms parks, Mt. Lookout boasts locally owned one of a kind specialty shops as well as upscale restaurants, and neighborhood watering holes. The neighborhood is inviting with a bright mix of traditional and modern elements scattered around the easily walkable Mt. Lookout Square.
 

Featuring a well maintained stock of stately older homes, a new wave of young families and singles have recently taken to moving up to the hill in search of housing deals conveniently located to a vibrant nightlife and strong community involvement.

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The David Project is one of the four young professional community building projects the Jewish Federation giving circle funded.

Innovation Fund giving circle grants $80,000 for arts, culture, community building

Next fall, the Jewish Innovation Fund will bring a new festival of arts and culture to Washington Park. It is one of four projects backed by an $80,000 grant from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which aims to celebrate Cincinnati’s rich Jewish history by writing its next chapter.

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Top 10 trends & newsmakers on our radar for 2016

Turn and face the strange changes that 2016 will bring to Greater Cincinnati, thanks to these 10 stories waiting to be told.

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Soapdish: What you get in an urban home, from $20k to $2.5m

Greater Cincinnati real estate has always been considered a "steal" when you compare how much house you get here for the money vs. other cities. How far does your home-buying dollar go these days? Glad you asked.

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Soapdish: Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit tries to erase boundaries, promote partnerships

Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods are a patchwork quilt of different sizes, shapes, allegiances and demographics cobbled together into a diverse and sometimes non-cohesive unit. The 2015 Neighborhood Summit looked to erase boundaries and emphasize the results of successful partnerships among our neighborhoods.

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Top 10 transportation stories for 2015 and beyond

As winter slowly recedes and potholes reappear, can spring flowers and infrastructure updates be far behind? Here are 10 transportation stories we’re following that will impact Greater Cincinnati throughout 2015 and beyond.

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Soapdish: A taproom tourist surveys Cincinnati's craft beer options

Shortly after the new year arrives, so do Cincinnati Beer Week, Cincy Winter Beerfest and the almighty Bockfest, which can mean just one thing: It’s Beer Season! To celebrate, I offer a highly subjective sampling of what our region has to offer in the burgeoning world of craft beer and taproom tourism.

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My Soapbox: P.G. Sittenfeld, Cincinnati City Council

If there’s one individual in Cincinnati who embodies the calendar's January transition from past to future, it has to be City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. Just 30, he has his finger on the pulse of today's defining urban trends while looking to possible statewide (and even national) office.

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My Soapbox: Ben Cochran, Soap Floats Recording

A Cincinnati native with a lifelong musical infatuation, Ben Cochran is the creative force behind Soap Floats, a collaborative recording studio in Columbia-Tusculum.

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Soapdish: 'Dump the Pump' commuting experiment races bikes, buses and cars

Three commuters recently traveled from Mt. Lookout Square to City Hall via bus, bike and car to find out which mode of transportation was the fastest, friendliest — and most enjoyable.

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Speaking for the trees: Campaign aims to avert canopy-loss crisis

The Taking Root campaign is an eight-county effort to educate the community about the crises affecting our trees. The end goal is to restore our tree canopy by 2020 by planting 2 million trees.

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Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility

As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.

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Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods

As we continue to reprise our four-part Demand Better series, we take a look at innovations and ideas that empower and support neighbors here and around the country—and offer some key demands for Cincinnati's future as election day approaches.

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Demand Better: Architecture's impact on Cincinnati's economy

As election day approaches, we'll be re-running our four-part Demand Better series in an effort to spark conversations and provoke thought about how we can demand more from our city's leaders. This week, we take a look at the topic of architecture.

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Demand Better Cincinnati

This week marks the launch of a new Soapbox series: Demand Better Cincinnati. We'll explore a new issue each week and sift through what's been done, what's being done and how we can push our current and future leaders to, well, demand better.

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Metro blazes new trails with green efforts

Metro has been "going green" for more than 25 years, but partnerships with progressive organizations have helped it broaden sustainability efforts.
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Mt. Lookout / Columbia-Tusculum Founders

Debbie DeGeer of Mt Lookout Sweets

Debbie DeGeer of Mt Lookout Sweets

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Austin Lutz, Jamble Granola

Austin Lutz, Jamble Granola

Think of granola gone viral. Or at least that’s what Jamble Granola in Mt. Lookout hopes for. Using an old family recipe, the company’s founder Austin Lutz is trying to launch a new business.
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