From The Editor | May Northsider Monthly

5/8/15 – Northside, Cincinnati, OH –– The newest edition of The Northsider Monthly, May 2015 (Vol. 2 Issue 5) came out in print Friday May 1st and online today.

Northsider Vol. 2 | Issue 5 | No. 20 | May 2015

Northsider Vol. 2 | Issue 5 | No. 20 | May 2015

5/8/15 – Northside, Cincinnati, OH –– The newest edition of The Northsider Monthly, May 2015 (Vol. 2 Issue 5) came out in print Friday May 1st and online today

If you haven’t picked up or received your May issue yet, here is a summary:

  • This month’s cover art was submitted by Northside graphic designer and printmaker Jon Flannery. Jon’s artwork was also on the May 2014 cover.
  • Also included in this issue was a giant thank you card to Northside for coming out to the 1st Lovefest on April 11th. With your help The Northsider Monthly raised much needed funds to help sustain this community paper and ensure our mission to engage and inform about life and culture in the Northside Neighborhood. We are eternally grateful to all of the sponsors, supporters, donors and volunteers. You rock!
  • In NORTHSIDE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NEWS, NBA President Jim Swafford highlighted what’s happening around Northside this spring including the welcoming of several new Northside businesses; Rock N’ Roll Carnival promotions; FrameFest’s role at the Carnival; and several other noteworthy activities. 
  • In SNAPSHOT 45223 | Monthly Photo Entry, Jon Hughes (photopresse) submitted a photograph from the April 17 Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Designation at Wesleyan Cemetery.
  • In COMMUNITY NEWS, You can read about CAIN’s participation in the 2015 Hunger Walk during Memorial Day Weekend and read about Hunger Walk Wednesdays at the Littlefield this month.
  • Also in COMMUNITY NEWS, Sara Mulhauser invites us all out this Saturday May 9th from 11-4p.m. for Art in the Park at Hoffner Park.
  • In EDUCATION, Liz Kitchell shared details about Parker Woods Montessori’s Open House and End of the Year Celebration on Saturday May 9th from 10a.m.-4:30p.m.; Matt Luken of Happen Inc. shares news of Happen’s new Family Root Beer Brew Club.
  • In ARTIST CULTURE, artist Ursula Roma shares the details of her current work: custom hand-drawn steel work designed for space and function.
  • In FOOD CULTURE, Ana Bird of the Northside Farmer’s Market details of what’s in store this Spring and Summer; Ginger Dawson, the Intrepid Urban Farmer advises on the importance of taking notes when gardening.
  • In EATS, Jonathan Sears highlights the new energy going into the new ownership of Barrio Tequileria.
  • In SPOTLIGHT, You can read about Northside’s Firehouse Engine and Ladder 20 and their new mascot, the Helltown Devils.
  • In MUSIC MAKERS this month, Geoff Tate reviews Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album.
  • In SCREEN, Happen’s Film Critics, Henry, Gwen, Luci, Maxwell and Cincinnati Film Critic TT Stern-Enzi, review the 2015 Disney film “Monkey Kingdom.”
  • In HEALTH & WELLNESS, Arwa Atwan of Future Life Now offers insights on the 3,000 year old Chinese medicine practice of Face Reading.
  • In OPINION, Steve Sunderland provides commentary on the moral dilemma of access to cancer care. 
  • In VERSE & PROSE, our section featuring local poets and creative writers, we published yet another inspiring poem by Northsider Brandon Niehaus.
  • In COMEDY, local comedian Geoff Tate provides a bit of comic relief on select films available on Netflix and in Redbox, as well as upcoming theatrical releases.

Read it, share it and continue to engage with life and culture in the Northside Neighborhood.

Thanks again to all those involved in this monthly grassroots community publication including the contributors to this issue:

The Happen Inc. volunteer newspaper rollers, led by Tommy Rueff of Happen Inc. and his staff.

Delivery Crew: Riccardo Taylor, Karen Andrew, Sue Wilke, Stephen Davis, SaraLynne Thoresen, ThoraLynne McKinney, Mati Senerchia, Noeli Senerchia, Jacob Walker, Daisy Walker, Isaac Hunter, Owen Hunter, Lauren Shockley-Smith, Meredith Shockely-Smith.

The Writers: Jim Swafford, Claire Darley, Sara Mulhauser, Liz Kitchell, Matt Luken, Ursula Roma, Ana Bird, Ginger Dawson, Jonathan Sears, Arwa Atwan, Brandon E. Niehaus, Geoff Tate, Jeni Jenkins, TT Stern-Enzi & the Happen Film Critics. Steve Sunderland.

Artwork/Photos: Jon Hughes Photopresse, Parker Woods, Ursula Roma, Northside Farmer’s Market, Happen Inc., Ginger Dawson, Peter Stevens, Chris Kromer, Jeni Jenkins.

Monthly Cover Artist: Jon Flannery

Map of Northside provided by: Chris Glass

Also, Thank you to our monthly advertisers for your ongoing support of this publication. Advertisers include: Pallet23, Dramakinetics, Thielen Dental Practice, The Comet, NVISION, Barrio Tequileria, The Littlefield, Marketside Mercantile, Happy Chicks Bakery, Northside Grange, Beautiful Strands, Shake It Records, Greater Cincinnati Jewelry Exchange, Northside Tavern, Northside Surplus, North Side Bank, North Church, Schaeper Pharmacy, Puppy Prep School, Northside Hardware, Pinnokios Hair Studio, Future Life Now, Bistro Grace, Chameleon, Clifton United Methodist Church, Ruth’s Parkside Cafe, and Emily Valentino.

If you have comments, questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Northside rocks!


Northsider Monthly Managing Editor/Publisher

Jeni Jenkins
About Jeni Jenkins (20 Articles)
Managing Editor/Design/Layout Jeni Jenkins is an artist/graphic designer as well as an educator, writer, director, actor and community advocate. She loves being part of the village of Northside and contributing to its uniqueness. Jeni is an active member of the Northside Community Council and owns and operates Uncaged Bird Print and Design Studio, a Northside graphic design studio.

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