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Westwood

Cincinnati's largest neighborhood, Westwood houses more than 30,000 residents in a six-mile area just directly west of downtown. With tree-lined streets and architecturally appealing homes, many parts of the neighborhood offer beautiful walking views. Westwood maintains its historic buildings such as the Westwood Town Hall, the firehouse, Westwood Elementary and Westwood Library. Even though the neighborhood savors its historical beginnings, renovations, new businesses and diverse young residents continue to be drawn to the west side. Henke Winery and Vitor's Bistro are among the favorite neighborhood restaurants, and the neighborhood is also home to Broadhope Art Collective and Madcap Puppets.

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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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Krista Taylor and Gamble Montessori: "I really believe that we change lives"

When Krista Taylor received Cincinnati Public Schools' "Educator of the Year" award, she donated the $10,000 prize to her school, Gamble Montessori, to help students attend a marine biology bootcamp.

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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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Artistic Placemaking: Madcap Puppets play major role in Westwood's revitalization

Cincinnati's largest neighborhood aims to transform its historic business district into a “Family Arts District” anchored by Madcap Puppets' new theater, classrooms and exhibit hall, set to open in 2016. Even now, the project is fueling new investment and energy as the result of what Mayor John Cranley calls "art-onomics."

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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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15 for '15: Big ideas driving Cincinnati forward in the new year

Here are 15 big ideas for Greater Cincinnati in 2015 that, if achieved, will accelerate the region's forward momentum. They're certainly doable given the winds of change moving Cincinnati in the right direction.

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Top Soapbox stories of 2014

We've checked our Google Analytics once, checked them twice, and here are the top 10 most popular Soapbox stories published in 2014 based on page views. Join us as we go truckin' down memory lane.

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Findlay Market neighborhood farm stands offer food and friendship

Community groups in Price Hill, Walnut Hills and Westwood have found a way to achieve a vision for their neighborhood through a unique partnership with Findlay Market.

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Neighborhood improvement: The 90-day plan

A collaborative effort between city departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations, the three-month Neighborhood Enhancement Program focuses on developing the assets of Cincinnati neighborhoods.

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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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How Cincinnati stole my heart

Soapbox's founding publisher isn't a Cincinnati native, nor did she feel much love for the city when she first arrived here 15 years ago. Yet she's an engaged resident and passionate champion of Cincinnati now. Find out how the Queen City won her over.

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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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