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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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Support for major developments highlights steady progress in Walnut Hills

From new plans for the empty Kroger to restoring a neighborhood icon, there's evidence that the longtime vision for economic viability and positive growth in Cincinnati's beloved Walnut Hills community is slowly but surely taking shape.

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Hannaford's legacy lives on in passionate Cincinnati architectural community

Much of Samuel Hannaford’s architecture was defined by progressive thought and attention to detail. Hannaford died in 1911, but the icon's sustainable designs remain as an inspiration to local professionals like the architects and designers at Drawing Dept.

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Clarinets to cabinets: Old is new again in thriving reuse economy

Whether you're looking for affordable kitchen reno options or creative ways to keep your kids preoccupied over holiday break, Cincinnati’s reuse economy is answering the call. Take a look at these local groups proving that everything old is new again.
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Soapbox original film captures the challenges and victories of Covington, a city on the rise

Soapbox closes out its 12-week embedded On the Ground series with a look at the victories, remaining challenges and hopes of some of Covington's most passionate advocates.

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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Cincinnati Zoo challenges us to collect and recycle old cell phones

This Cincinnati Zoo video offers some up-close-and-personal reasons for helping protect natural gorilla habitats by recycling old cell phones to cut down on the need to mine coltan ore in Africa.

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Green Umbrella works to make every day "a beautiful day"

Green Umbrella is working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, including hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1. Here's what they're all about.

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CDF celebrates 25 years with renewed grant program

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the Cincinnati Development Fund has restarted its Enhancement Fund grant program, which was used in 2011 as a one-time way to help the community and projects it funded "get a little something extra" that wasn't previously in their budget.
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Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

City: Clifton / CUF
Arland Jackson, Dandy Haberdashery

Arland Jackson, Dandy Haberdashery

City: Pleasant Ridge / Kennedy Heights
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