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Happy Memorial Day!

Soapbox will break this week to spend time with loved ones, enjoy the Taste of Cincinnati and reflect on the service of those who have worked to keep our communities safe and prosperous. To our readers: have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and we'll see you all again next week!

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Ohio's best used bookstore hiding in Cincinnati's backyard

Friends of the Public Library was founded in 1957 and its Hartwell warehouse location continues to offer used books, audio recordings and vinyl records at deep discounts to local residents. Join us on an exploration of what just might be Cincinnati's best hidden-gem bookstore.

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New generation of entrepreneurs underpins Covington's bold future plans

A can-do spirit shared by residents and leaders alike is fast making Covington a regional destination for entrepreneurs. On the Ground looks at three small businesses doing big things across the city's changing business scene.

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OFRN projects highlight a bright future for Ohio's tech-based economy

Several projects at the Ohio Federal Research Network's centers of excellence are already showing great promise in creating jobs and generating research dollars throughout the state.

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Urban ecologists hit paydirt in Covington's evolving, partnership-driven economy

Covington neighbors, nonprofit groups and city leaders are making plans to improve their shared green spaces. Explore a host of outdoor projects making the city a model for the region and beyond.


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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Aaron Sharpe of WNKU

Many listeners are still reeling from the recent news that WNKU will soon be no more. But longtime fixture Aaron Sharpe has weathered the blow and is moving on with a new project to celebrate his love of music, food and life in Cincinnati.

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Take one, leave one: Free Little Pantries nourish 10 Cincy food deserts

Nutritionist and Pleasant Ridge resident Lisa Andrews believes no one should go to bed hungry. With help from People’s Liberty and local residents, she’s following through on her vision to install free “little pantries” across the city.

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Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington

Covington residents face a variety of unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy food and patterns for behavior. Organizations like Skyward and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are taking a synergistic approach, engaging everyone from city leadership to local corner stores to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”


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Civic Garden Center celebrates 75 years of community beautification

Staff and volunteers at the Civic Garden Center facilitate positive gardening experiences through a Horticulture Helpline, library, classes, STEM-based kids programming, hands-on workshops, tours and special events.


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Coming Clean: 5 questions with Handzy

Our Coming Clean series continues with Brittney Braemer and Suzy Strachan, founders and designers at Handzy in Covington. They're girl bosses with a creative eye, and they're not afraid of a challenge.

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Soapdish: Record Store Day signals hipster death while Cincy vinyl tradition lives on

Soapdish columnist Casey Coston explores Cincinnati's vinyl-making tradition through the eyes of venerated local practitioners who, along with much of the rest of the world, owe a debt of gratitude to the legendary musical pioneers at King Records.

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Award-winning local doctors innovate to provide opioid alternatives for pain management

As the heroin epidemic rages on nationally and at home, several area care providers are gaining recognition for their efforts to introduce alternative pain remedies like group counseling, acupuncture and muscle relaxation — with a heavy dose of holistic patient-provider interaction.

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Neighborhoods across Cincinnati take steps (and pedal) toward post-automotive future

Much of Greater Cincinnati's infrastructure was built before cars became the preferred mode of transportation. Now, with help from elected officials, groups of cycling and walking enthusiasts are making a concerted move back to a pedestrian-friendly reality.

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Lobster bar, distillery and others breathe new life into Court Street

Home in recent years to a sparse handful of solid lunch spots, Court Street is now in the midst of a flurry of new activity that could grow its potential as a main commercial artery between the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine.
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