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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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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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Cladwell fashion startup embraces sustainability and finds success in shifted focus

After attracting more than 300,000 users to its personal shopping tool, Cladwell's creators experienced a wake-up call that transformed their model toward helping consumers make simpler, more socially conscious wardrobe choices.

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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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Quality of Life 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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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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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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