Steve Hampton, the driving force behind next week’s Bockfest celebration, knows a good beer when he sees—and tastes—one. And he knows that good beer draws a crowd. He’s hoping that this city’s brewing heritage will become a major tourist attraction through the Brewing Heritage Trail.
At 3 p.m. on a weekday nearly 18 years ago, Beryl Love sat poker-faced in a daily meeting of Cincinnati Enquirer editors. At the long conference table on the 19th floor of 312 Elm Street, Love waited for his turn to speak. His printout of the day’s Page 1 contenders contained one dark horse scrawled in the margin: Survivor.
The newest way to get around downtown Cincinnati doesn’t take gas, electricity or even fares. GEST is a new golf cart transportation company, free to riders, that takes passengers from Jack Casino west to Music Hall, and from the Banks north to Over-the-Rhine.
Being in business for 25 years, for anyone, is a big deal. Being in the music business for 25 years, well, that’s an even bigger deal. Cincinnati songstress Tracy Walker has managed to reach that milestone in 2018, celebrating her silver anniversary the way she’s marked every year—by making great music.
Thank you to our loyal readership which we have cultivated over the past year. This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of Cincinnati People, a project we started at Game Day Communications to shine a light on those Cincinnati people doing interesting and important things in our community.
Walnut Hills student Salome Tregre, who has been a student of the Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy since 2007, will dance the lead role of Clara in Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker, which opens December 14 at Music Hall. It will be the first time in the history of the Cincinnati Ballet that Clara will be portrayed by an African-American youth dancer.
On #GivingTuesday this week, representatives from 10 local charities were presented with $1,000 each in gift cards to Liberty Center retailers to purchase holiday gifts for their clients whom they serve.
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.
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.
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.
It all started simply enough. Dolores Lindsay was recruited by her daughter’s kindergarten school PTA to serve on a committee to assess the needs of local residents. That committee sparked a passion that eventually turned into The HealthCare Connection of which Dolores is founder, president and one of the longest-serving CEOs in the country.
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.
The Fourth Annual Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic returns this weekend September 22 and 23, at Yeatman’s Cove downtown and features more than 150 local, regional, and national chefs, pastry chefs, bread artisans, pitmasters, mixologists, artisans, sommeliers, winemakers, brewers, baristas and roasters, writers and storytellers.
One of the beauties of public speaking is the insights that come directly from the horse's mouth, in this case Dave Parker's, talking to fans who visited City Gospel Mission recently as part of the Reds Hall of Famer series.
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.
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.
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.
It’s amazing what you can do with a Guitar Hero microphone and a boatload of talent. It was enough to win Chandler Carter the #SharetheRhythm Emerging Talent Competition at the Cincinnati Music Festival and earn her a coveted main stage slot both Thursday and Friday night at the Festival.
At times like this, one wishes for the technology of being able to add scent to print. Problem is, Tina Stoeberl's College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet would require every aroma in the house -- bacon frying, coffee percolating and muffins baking, just to name a few -- to bring the whole story to life.
During my recent visit to Wesleyan Cemetery in Northside, the fine eye of volunteer historian/docent Kathy Dahl was distracted by a woodchuck darting between the gravestones. It was only natural, given that Dahl formerly worked as a naturalist at Cincinnati Parks’ LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center.