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On the Ground signs off, looks to new chapter for Walnut Hills

Soapbox wraps up its On The Ground embedded journalism series in Walnut Hills with a community celebration March 23 at the newly revitalized site of the historic Baldwin Piano Company.

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Coming Clean: 5 questions with Elias Leisring

Local food innovator Elias Leisring, of the popular Eli's BBQ, shares his thoughts on local entrepreneurship for a new series designed to showcase the individuals who are moving Greater Cincinnati forward.

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Walnut Hills reimagines future of food security in wake of Kroger departure

Kroger will exit Walnut Hills next month, leaving a sizable gap in the community's food resources. Soapbox looks at what neighborhood leaders are doing, both short- and long-term, to address the issue.

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148-year-old Art Academy reflects on building a Cincinnati where art grads want to stay

For decades, a "boomerang" effect saw creative talent returning to Cincinnati, but only after achieving success elsewhere. Now that paradigm is shifting, thanks to partnerships forged by one of our most respected institutions, the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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Findlay Market partners help entrepreneurs forge community through food

With its rentable kitchen and storage spaces, public events and passion for entrepreneurship, Findlay Kitchen and Dirt produce market are leading the charge for food innovation in Cincinnati.

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Groups work to address need for change in Cincinnati greenspace preservation

In recent years, urban redevelopment has resulted in the widespread reduction of trees and other local greenspaces, begging the question: What are leaders doing to curb such loss and preserve our environmental security?

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Cincinnati breweries join forces to build community through charitable giving

Cincinnati's craft brewery scene is keeping pace with the explosive national trend, but collaboration, community building and collective generosity might be what set our beer brands apart from other cities.

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Soapdish: Fanny Trollope and the domestic manners of Cincinnatians

In the afterglow of the Cincinnati sister march, Soapdish columnist Casey Coston muses on ladies of note throughout history and one in particular: Mrs. Frances Trollope, whose impressions of Porkopolis were less than celebratory.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills welcomes new era for crime prevention and increased safety

Thanks to the hard work of residents and community organizers in recent years, Walnut Hills has become a much safer place to live. Now, cooperation between residents, law enforcement and public leaders will be key in sustaining momentum and moving that vision into the future.

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Local nonprofit Design Impact releases 'Metathemes' social change report

Mark Twain supposedly said that Cincinnati is 20 years behind the rest of the world, but in the field of social design, the Queen City proves to be on the leading edge.

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'Fixing the system' to better support adults with disabilities

Amid an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disabled Rights Ohio against the state, several independent nonprofit groups are working toward a different approach to caring for adults with disabilities — one that emphasizes individuality and independence.

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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?

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On The Ground: Residential developments inspire conscious change in Walnut Hills

With more than $100 million worth of investments pouring into Walnut Hills in 2017, leaders and residents are working to manage the change, maintain diversity and secure a stable future for the neighborhood.

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Video feature: IDEALAB, Lucy Cantwell and Eric Kornacki

On Dec. 8, developers, nonprofits, philanthropists and community members gathered for the first ever IDEALAB. Panelists shared how they went about receiving funding for their projects. Here's the third of four resulting video series from IDEALAB.

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Dear Readers: A letter from the publisher

Soapbox Publisher Patrice Watson looks back on the relationships, stories and events that have shaped our success, and notes a passing of the torch that will move the publication into the future.
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