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On The Ground in Walnut Hills: A tale of two education systems

With an array of private, parochial options and one beleaguered neighborhood school, many in Walnut Hills are fighting to change the perception that good education is only for the privileged.

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On The Ground: Old businesses and new tell economic story of Walnut Hills

In its heyday, Walnut Hills was thriving as a diverse, mixed-income community. After decades of dwindling investment, the community has created a united front to bring the neighborhood back to viability while honoring the diverse heritage of its people and economy.  

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Cincinnati talks sex in city planning during recent Speaker Series

The Oct. 12 urban planning Soapbox speaker series at UC's Niehoff Urban Studio focused on community efforts to make the city's shared public spaces more friendly, accessible and conducive to mingling.

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Sixty exhibitions from CAC to CAM at FotoFocus biennial

Sixty FotoFocus exhibitions and over 100 events opened at the photography and lens-based 2016 art biennial, “The Undocument,” which started Oct. 1 and runs through January.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills serves as pilot backdrop in local efforts to bolster middle class

Multimedia documentarians Chris Ashwell and Shawn Braley from Cincy Stories will help reveal the people, places and projects driving progress in Walnut Hills, pilot neighborhood for Soapbox's new On The Ground series.

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Water tech accelerator draws national attention

Pipeline H2O, a new water technology accelerator program, and Confluence, a water technology innovation cluster, are drawing a national and international spotlight to the region's water assets while also working to attract new water-focused innovators and businesses to the region.

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Streetcar expansion momentum builds in NKY

A consensus is emerging in Newport to bring back streetcar service to Northern Kentucky to attract the kind of economic development momentum surrounding the Cincinnati Streetcar.

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The Drawing Dept cleans up at the ninth annual CRAN awards

On Sept. 8, 100 local architects, builders and building supply companies gathered for the ninth annual CRAN awards. Ten firms took home awards, and six of them went to the Drawing Dept.

This year's Oktoberfest moved to an area between Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm.

Soapdish: Three fall festivals relocate to mixed reviews

A look back on three September festivals — Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic and MidPoint Music Festival — that changed locations this year with varying degrees of success.

Love in an Elevator: sex + city planning will feature speakers from a number of Cincinnati sectors.

Join Molly Wellman, Chris Seelbach, Amy Lind at Soapbox city planning panel

Soapbox invites you to join a discussion on the city's efforts to design buildings and shared spaces that maximize interaction, maybe even love.

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Keeping Promises: StrivePartnership and Success By 6 collaborate to advance Preschool Promise plan

Collective Impact "backbone" organizations educate the public on the importance of pre-K readiness along every child's "cradle to career" education path.

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Local philanthropist leads global efforts for orphans and at-risk kids

Beth Guckenberger heads up Back2Back Ministries, an international orphan care organization based in Mason, headlines international conferences and is preparing to release her seventh book.

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Award-winning fitness designer Ryan Eder infuses technology with inclusivity

Liberty Township native and UC grad Ryan Eder has received international attention for inventing a fitness system accessible by every gender, age and ability level.

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New apprenticeship network honors Boomers and boosts Millennials

Brandon Black is using his People's Liberty Haile Fellowship year to connect two generations by putting retired tradesmen to work supervising young homeowners' DIY house rehab projects.

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Speaker Series highlights Cincinnati's collaborative food industry

On Aug. 24, Soapbox hosted another Speaker Series event, which focused on Cincinnati's innovative food economy. A handpicked panel provided insight into what it takes to become a food entrepreneur, and how different organizations can help.
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