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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.


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."


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.

Liberty Street traffic

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.

Design Impact

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.

Sister Judy Tensing

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.


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.


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.

Findlay Market

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.


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.

Richard Cooper

Stories That Have to Be Told: Rich Cooper helps the Freedom Center stay relevant

Rich Cooper has stuck with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center through thick and thin, serving now as Director of Museum Experiences as the organization finds its footing locally and nationally.


Lynn Meyers keeps figuring out what's next for Ensemble Theatre and Over-the-Rhine

As Ensemble Theatre celebrates its 30th birthday and confirms its expansion plans, Lynn Meyers reflects on OTR's resurgence as a "great metaphor for life."


Arts + tech + creativity = Cincinnati's first Tidal hackathon

ArtsWave and Cintrifuse lead a unique collaboration to launch Tidal: Art + Tech Challenge April 8-10, gathering local creatives for a weekend hackathon to help Cincinnati arts organizations.


Jewish & Israeli Film Festival brings the world to Cincinnati

The Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival is bucking the trend in Cincinnati's languishing film presentation scene, growing again and attracting higher-profile movies for its latest run Feb. 6-25.

Linda Holterhoff

How Linda Holterhoff has improved Cincinnati's neighborhoods for over 20 years

As she prepares for retirement, Linda Holterhoff reflects on how Keep Cincinnati Beautiful has grown and changed under her leadership and what it takes to build a clean and safe community.
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