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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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Local writers group expands reach, sharpens mission of celebrating hidden voices

For more than 25 years, Women Writing for (a) Change has provided a safe, supportive environment for developing writers. Looking to the future, organizers outline a process that emphasizes intention setting and feedback.

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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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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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Leadership Videos

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Inclusion that's worth working for

Starfire is celebrating another year of building better lives for people living with disabilities with two events this week, the Breakfast Fundraiser June 16 and the Story Soiree June 17, both at 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

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Take a ride down the mighty Mill Creek

Mention to someone that you're going to canoe on Mill Creek, and they'll likely fit you for a HazMat suit. Undaunted, Soapbox was intrigued by the opportunity to explore this oft-abused and misunderstood regional asset.

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Pop up umbrella dancing as creative placemaking

Placemaking efforts bring artists together with residents and developers to build community, including nearly 200 people who created a surprise dance video with umbrellas at a LISC/ArtsWave luncheon.

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A fundraising video of reckless optimism

Cincinnati native Chelsea Koglmeier combines her experience in entrepreneurship and her passion for social good to launch Bikes of Reckless Optimism this week via an Indiegogo campaign.

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Ellen Katz leads The Greater Cincinnati Foundation into a bright future

Greater Cincinnati Foundation President/CEO Ellen Katz, who recently announced the foundation had been entrusted with a record-breaking $100 million in gifts in 2015, looks to a bright future for Cincinnati's philanthropic work.
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