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Neighborhood Heroes: Building community in Northside

Maybe you know Northside for its 4th of July Parade, cool restaurants and bars or collection of shops selling all things vintage. But residents will tell you their community is much more thanks to neighborhood heroes who focus on inclusion.

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Freedom from objectivity led newspaper veteran Tom Callinan to a new life of activism

After forming Charitable Words to help nonprofits trumpet their message on multiple media platforms, ex-Enquirer Editor Tom Callinan now revels in his freedom from objectivity and emergence as an "activist."

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Downtown Cincinnati Inc. to host All-Ohio BID Conference

Fresh off a successful experience with the MLB All Star Game, Cincinnati will host the All-Ohio Business Improvement District Conference for the first time Aug. 5-6.

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Drew Oxley's T-shirts help free sex slaves in India; what can your shirt do?

Drew Oxley has built his company, The Parative Project, on the power of a T-shirt to help rescue and employ women halfway across the world. He's betting that you'll buy into his vision, too.

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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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Cincinnati hosting one of only 12 NewCo conferences in U.S.

On July 23, Cincinnati joins New York, Austin, San Francisco, London, Istanbul and other notable cities in hosting the 2015 NewCo conference, when over 80 local businesses will tell their stories, demo their products or tour their facilities.  

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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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Northern Kentucky planning leaders turn their vision skyward

Northern Kentucky faced a choice as Vision 2015 wound down its 10-year mission: add incremental goals or go for a fresh, new collective vision for regional planning. Community input pushed the creation of a bold "myNKY" plan and Skyward organization.

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Renovated housing developments bring new residents to Evanston and Covington

The fourth installment of a Soapbox series focusing on building redevelopment looks at creative residential rehabs in long-ignored sections of Evanston in Cincinnati and Shotgun Row in Covington.

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Neighborhood Heroes: Bellevue's collective impact

In some neighborhoods, a stand-out superstar leads the charge while everyone else follows his or her lead, but Bellevue has taken another route — the individual contributions of many form a strong collective impact.

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How Larry Bourgeois became the patron saint of espresso

Larry Bourgeois' career path took him around the world, across the country and eventually to Cincinnati, where he holds a relatively quiet position of both local and national influence in the specialty coffee industry and the culture of "third places."

Incline Theater is another example of creative placemaking in Cincinnati, showing how the arts can contribute to neighborhood redevelopment

Incline Theater opens June 3, setting the stage for further redevelopment in Price Hill

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater will add another landmark to Price Hill's incline district and another success on Cincinnati's growing list of creative placemaking projects that prove the arts' ability to drive economic development.

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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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Little Free Library has big ambitions for literacy and public art

If your neighborhood is home to a small sidewalk Little Free Library, you might think it's been there forever. But the nonprofit umbrella organization has existed since just 2010 and is pushing a Kickstarter campaign to double its number of libraries to 50,000 by 2017.
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