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Kroger

Collaborating to create '20-minute' neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati

In keeping with national trends, residents and business leaders in Cincinnati are constantly looking for ways to make local living more walkable and less car-reliant. But could transport alternatives like the streetcar also be the key to more affordable downtown housing?

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Place Matters gives residents tools to transform their communities

Place Matters has spent the last decade giving residents the tools they need to transform their communities because they know the places we call home matter.

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The art of business: Over-the-Rhine's creative entrepreneurs

Zach Darmanian, co-owner of Such and Such, and Alisha Budkie, executive director of Indigo Hippo, both know what it takes to own — and stay in business — in Over-the-Rhine.

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In the rearview: Looking back at our best-read stories of 2017 and beyond

At the close of each year, Soapbox goes “dark” to spend time with friends and family, reflect on the recent past and recharge our creative batteries for the coming year. Until we meet again, please enjoy this list of our 10 most-read stories.

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In photos: A look back at IDEALAB Movement Makers

Over 100 community leaders, development enthusiasts and students gathered for the second annual IDEALAB on Dec. 4. Check out our photo essay of the day.
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Quality of Life Videos

On The Ground: Post-Kroger, Walnut Hills believes 'We can get something better'

Kroger’s closing last month represents a turning point for the Walnut Hills community, with organizers and residents working together to ensure food security and manage encroaching gentrification in this diverse community.

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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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Victory of Light Psychic Festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival was held April 9-10 at the Sharonville Convention Center, billed as "Cincinnati's premier body, mind & spirit event."

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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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