Catching up with Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg

Mary Wineberg used to run track around the world: Now she runs around her classroom at Hyde Park Elementary, chasing down her room of second graders. To the rest of us, she’s a gold medal Olympian. To her kids, she’s Mrs. Wineberg. And that’s OK with her. It may be a different venue, but the same goal: To help her kids do their best.

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Getting Knotty with Local Designer Grey Hall

Spend a little time with Grey Hall, and it is obvious that she's in the middle of living her dream. After years of designing watercolor invitations, thank you cards, and custom orders, she has now transitioned to fashion. Grey Hall's company, The Knotty Scarf, recently launched a line of oversized silk and cashmere scarves that feature her original watercolors. 

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Kristin Ropp makes hockey fun at U.S. Bank Arena

It’s not every day you can take your passion and make it happen, as Irene Cara sang, but for Kristin Ropp, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Bank Arena and the Cincinnati Cyclones, that’s exactly how her career led her to planning parties for thousands of her closest friends 90+ times a year at Cincinnati’s downtown arena. 

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Wyoming’s Sweet Secret

Tucked away in the woods of Wyoming, Heather Haws-Babb brews chocolate candies that have an international following. She's most famous for her buckeyes, which have a distinctive rich taste that sets them apart from other chocolatiers. In the last five years, her home-based confectionary, Three B's Sweets, has transformed from hostess gifts Heather created for parties, into a business that spreads her love of delectable desserts.  

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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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