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Dragonfly Foundation offers meaningful relationships to transcend cancer's isolation

TITLE Boxing Club Liberty Township will host a fundraiser for The Dragonfly Foundation, which brings comfort and joy to kids, young adults and families enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants.

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Soapdish: Demolishing the Dennison would be unconscionable

Owners of the historic Dennison Hotel, financial supporters of Mayor Cranley and major advertisers in The Enquirer, have to hope powerful friends will help their demolition cause.

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Calling All Volunteers: Why more young people spend a year working for free

For many Cincinnatians who commit up to a year of their lives to full-time unsalaried service, volunteering is a way of life. Meet four who make a real difference.

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Helping artists across the U.S. build capacity and community

Artspace started 30 years ago with a simple plan to develop more affordable housing for artists and is now using a place-based consulting approach to help artists build capacity, raise funds and learn from each other.

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Nate May gives musical testimony to Cincinnati's urban Appalachians

Nate May's world-premiere composition "State" tells the story of Price Hill's urban Appalachians and of his own musical journey from West Virginia to Cincinnati.

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Nancy Sullivan transformed her life in Price Hill, works now to transform Price Hill itself

Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage resident Nancy Sullivan cultivates transformation in her home and across Price Hill, where her Guatemalan neighbors depend on her as a friend, teacher and advocate.

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Celebrating the "ones who stayed" to reinvent struggling Rust Belt cities

Writer David Giffels, speaking Thursday night at a free Mercantile Library event, celebrates those fighting to bring back struggling old cities in "The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt."

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History Repeats Itself: Why we tear down 150-year-old buildings in historic districts

Cincinnati's historic architecture sets us apart from and puts us ahead of peer cities, yet city leaders continue to allow the demolition of historic protected buildings. We must demand better.

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Healing a Scar: Debate continues over too-wide, too-busy Liberty Street

City officials and neighborhood residents consider options to narrow Liberty Street, reconnect north and south Over-the-Rhine and calm traffic, but the almighty auto is poised to dominate as always.

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Studio C designed to help organizations work for social change

Design Impact is helping neighborhoods and communities address social challenges via Studio C, a "project incubator" partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati that's now registering its next class.

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How Sister Judy Tensing became Cincinnati's unlikeliest entrepreneur

Venice on Vine is the grandchild of a job-training initiative Sister Judy Tensing helped start 30 years ago, and the unlikely entrepreneur has been serving pizza topped with love and empowerment ever since.

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SVP Fast Pitch finalists share innovative solutions for a better Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati hosted its third annual Fast Pitch competition last week, when eight nonprofits shared their stories in front of judges and a sold-out crowd eager to hear about new social innovations.

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Point Perk serves much more than fresh coffee

Covington's new community coffeeshop is the latest business from The Point Arc nonprofit to provide employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Soapdish: Lots of talk, little action on new downtown grocery store

Cincinnati drawing boards are suddenly awash in "downtown grocery store" concepts, but they remain much ado about nothing. Meanwhile, urbanistas make do as we always have.

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My Soapbox: Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati

Former Bengals exec Jeff Berding thinks pro soccer is the "next big thing" in American sports, so he's building FC Cincinnati (before even playing its first game) to be ready for MLS expansion.
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