Feature Story Melaine “Lani” Lomax is Cincinnati Recreation Commission's resident pickleball specialist.

Bend your knees and communicate: Great pickleball (and life) advice

Pickleball’s burgeoning popularity in the Queen City has happened organically as people found new ways to keep fit and make friends.

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Black Tech Week connects entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals in the startup ecosystem

What began as a network-building festival for minorities in technology fields, now attracts more than 3,000 people to downtown Cincinnati.

Development News “Tuesday is like our special dog day. Fridays and Saturdays are kind of hard because this place is packed with people,” McCollum advises potential guests with dogs in tow.

Dog-About-Town: Superior service, savory sauces, and Kentucky-sourced specialties at York St. Café

As a connoisseur of fine cuisine (canine and human), food and atmosphere critic, Vincent the dachshund mix, has hot-diggity tips for dining with your doggo.  

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Soapbox recognized for excellence in journalism by Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists

The awards included one for making an impact in the community.

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Brighton Center pre-apprenticeship program helps customers find a trade career they love

New apprentices in Kentucky grew almost 5% from 2021 to 2022 according to the Registered Apprenticeship Annual Report. 

Partner Content L to R: Civic Art Studio Artists Emilee Taylor, Zero Pruitt, Eve Miller, Madison Lentz, Aspen Stein (behind), Lexi Spurlock, Claire Wagner and Civic-Artist-in-Residence Asha White at ArtWorks' ArtAmplifed event in June.

ArtWorks reimagines the future of public art with New Monuments Initiative

Share your thoughts and ideas on monuments in your community to help inform the creation of new ones. Take the five-minute public survey now.

Development News The Vizazi Awards celebrate the region's rich legacy and promising future of Black LGBTQ+ individuals and families.

LGBTQ+ communities and allies came together and celebrated the freedom to be themselves

Three separate Pride organizations hosted June festivities: NKY Pride, Cincinnati Black Pride, and Cincinnati Pride.  

Development News Speakers top row l to r: Maria Walker, Alto Design Group; Bridget Harris, BTH Construction Delivery; Bryant Phares II, SHP; bottom row Christopher Hernandez, Jacobs, moderator

Diversity in Design: An Architecture Matters panel discussion

If you’re curious about how a diverse design team improves the built environment and what you can do to encourage more diverse design professionals, this is the program for you.

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City of Solidarity: Urban places can be models of social harmony in a divided world

With a diversity of cultures, places, and experiences – cities show how we can thrive in a complicated world.

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(Still) Made in Cincinnati: Behind the scenes with local artisans keeping traditional trades alive

While traditional trades like carpentry, blacksmithing, upholstery, and tailoring seem like dying trades, they’re not dead yet. It might be hard to find them but, yes, there are still plenty of things being made in Cincinnati.

Partner Content From top left to right: Maria Walker, AIA, Alto Design Group; Bryant Phares II, Assoc. AIA, SHP; Bridget Harris, Assoc. AIA BTH Construction Delivery; Ivan Cheung, AIA with GBBN

Architecture Matters: Diversity in Design

In 2021, 83% of architects identified as White and nearly 80% as male. What’s being done to address it? And why should anyone care outside of the profession?

Innovation News It's unknown whether this clock design bedecked an office, store or private residence, but it reinforces Sforzina's mastery of Art Deco aesthetics.

Museum Center document collection provides intimate look at iconic building

Heirs of Edgard Sforzina, the French-born architect and interior designer who devised Union Terminal’s boardroom and president’s office, enable his document collection to be preserved at the CMC. 

Development News Southbank Shakespeare’s performance of Romeo and Juliet ran June 14-17, 2023

Historic Dayton, KY church gains new life as community events space

Commonwealth Sanctuary wants to create a profitable business and a community space.

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Dog About Town: Dead Low Brewing has top-notch wings and good shade for summer’s dog days

Vincent and his owner scope out dog-friendly places to visit this summer.

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Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival includes special events as well as independent movies

All tickets are on sale now for the July 6-8 festival presented by Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD).

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Lincoln Heights: Moving beyond the past to a hopeful future

A history of disinvestment and institutional racism has meant challenges for Lincoln Heights since it was founded. But a window of opportunity is open that can move the community forward. 

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Edenesque Walnut Hills is the right location and right choice for a bookstore for the ages

Household Books is a new bookstore and literary venue that focuses on culture, engagement, and community outreach.

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Cincinnati startup aims to revolutionize health care

RE-Assist digitizes and updates the information available to patients upon hospital discharge, provides real-time assistance to care coordinators, and lets patients filter and search indicators to find what they need.

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Community input inspires the “Spoke” 4th Street Bridge design between Newport and Covington

Priorities include a safe three-lane, transit-ready bridge with a shared-use path.  

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The trip to Mondragon: Home of the world’s largest co-op

The delegation from Cincinnati and Dayton came back with clear next steps on how they want to bring work-ownership to the next level in southwest Ohio.