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Soapdish: Why can't Cincinnati have nice things like bike lanes?

Recent rumblings out of City Hall have labeled Central Parkway’s protected bike lane a "disaster" that should be "scrapped." Just because Cincinnatians are terrible drivers? Really?

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The return of the pre-fab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes and Boomers looking to downsize find factory-built or manufactured housing to be a good alternative that offers affordable, sturdy and green living. 

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Ode to Joy: When Rachel Roberts found yoga, she found a path to success

After Rachel Roberts bounced around from job to job, she found her calling in yoga, which led to a career path as founder of The Yoga Bar. Now she helps others find their own calling.

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Why Torie Wiggins fell in love with Cincinnati's "embrace of the arts"

Torie Wiggins came to UC to train as a performer, heading to New York City after graduation. But 15 years later she's made her home back here and built a full acting and teaching career in Cincinnati.

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Dreams Do Come True: Lauren Mancini and the victory of tenacity

It was nothing short of remarkable when Lauren Mancini stepped onto the stage as Valedictorian of the Art Academy of Cincinnati Class of 2015. Her very presence among the graduating class was the culmination of a steep uphill climb personally and academically, a dream come true.

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All eyes on All Star Game events and activities

The nation's eyes turn to Cincinnati as we welcome the Major League Baseball All Star Game back to town. Here's a rundown of the official ASG events as well as related baseball activities and general festivities.

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My Soapbox: C. Jacqueline Wood, Filmmaker

Jacqueline Wood is an artist, filmmaker and organizer who can't stop experimenting. Her drive to share experimental film with Cincinnati won a People's Liberty grant to design a 10-week communal experiment that begins Thursday, July 2.

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City Silence promotes the practice of mindfulness

City Silence, an international network of community mindfulness events organized by Cincinnatian Stacy Sims, is being held weekday mornings all summer long in Washington Park. Gatherings encourage individuals to sit in silence for as long as they wish and focus on breathing and stillness.

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Soapdish: Updated insider's guide to OTR and Downtown

A second installment, three years later, updates Casey's "Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider's Guide to Over-the-Rhine and Downtown." You're now ready to conquer the town with a knowing wink and ironically arched eyebrow.

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Resurrection: One-time Cincinnati churches find new life by celebrating life

As urban centers attract a new generation eager to live in walkable neighborhoods, many abandoned churches are once again celebrating life. We profile three new "adaptive reuse" conversions in Northside and Over-the-Rhine.    

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Soapdish: Streetcar opponents just can't seem to 'move on'

"Move on" makes a great bumper sticker slogan and a pretty good name for a progressive online grassroots organization. It's also what Mayor John Cranley and other streetcar opponents promised to do in late 2013 when the project got back on track. But they can't or won't, and to what gain?

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Cincinnati's "hunger for alternative work" brought performer Paul Strickland here to stay

After staging comedy pieces in the 2013 and 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festivals, Paul Strickland was so taken with the city's embrace of alternative theater and new ideas that he moved here in January. Know Theatre, which produces the Fringe Fest, has become his home base to "teach workshops and do strange things."

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Students gain newfound confidence through Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam

Aiken High School students are preparing for the first-ever Louder Than a Bomb Cincinnati, part of the world's largest poetry slam competition, with Saturday night's finals offering $3,000 in prizes and a recording opportunity at Elementz.

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My Soapbox: Jim DeBrosse, Author & OTR Observer

Jim DeBrosse has reissued his mystery novel Hidden City, which was set in politically charged Over-the-Rhine in the late 1980s and early '90s, and moved back to the neighborhood after 20 years away. He discusses how much has changed and not changed in OTR over the years.

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Soapdish: Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit tries to erase boundaries, promote partnerships

Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods are a patchwork quilt of different sizes, shapes, allegiances and demographics cobbled together into a diverse and sometimes non-cohesive unit. The 2015 Neighborhood Summit looked to erase boundaries and emphasize the results of successful partnerships among our neighborhoods.
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