The odds are good on the new Bay Horse Café

Lori Meeker and her friend and partner, Fred Berger, greet me just inside the front door of the reopened Bay Horse Café at 625 Main Street, downtown, Wednesday morning. I notice it’s a French door, which when the two sides are fully open would fit a horse through for show and sale, a tribute to the Bay Horse’s early origins.

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How Chef James Major “Chopped” His Way to Celebrity Status

In our new world of celebrity chef-dom and 24-hour networks with shows dedicated to cooking, baking and eating, epicurean stars come and go as quickly as Halley’s Comet. Chef James Major, the new executive chef for Funky’s Catering Events, is the latest bright light in the city’s cooking constellation, thanks in large part to one of those afore-mentioned cooking shows.

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The People Behind the Wheel at Red Bike

Tandem bikes notwithstanding, a bicycle in and of itself is a solidary mode of transportation—you, a couple of wheels, pedal power, a chain and steering. But use a Red Bike, and your velocipede all of a sudden has a whole peloton of bike mechanics, managers and aficionados riding along.

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Jami Edelheit on this weekend’s TEDxCincinnati

Search “TED Talks” on YouTube and you’ll find videos on motivation, relationships, happiness, education, leadership, artificial intelligence, you name it.  TED, which stands for Technology, Education and Design, has been on the scene for more than three decades and posts thought-provoking presentations from around the world. 

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Jayne Utter on Peace, Love and Summerfair

Art shows come and go as easily as the latest styles. But back when bell bottoms and tie dye were in vogue, a group of Mt. Adams residents decided to hold an arts festival to celebrate the opening of the then-new Playhouse in the Park. What we know now as Summerfair began with a 10 cent map, free admission and $3 booth spaces.

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Kelly Adamson collaborates to keep OTR open for business

Kelly Adamson grew up serving in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. A Wyoming High grad, Adamson learned the value of helping others from her parents so she spent many a day handing out sandwiches in Washington Park. Today, she walks through that same park amazed at the transformation of not only that area but the entire neighborhood.

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