March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Change is happening regardless and we are ready or not”—Tiffany Massey Massey’s bricks, bling and body adornments seduce with luster and tactility. Her work emanates [...]

Tighten that House

March 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

When considering how best to lessen their carbon footprint, most people try to take advantage of some low hanging fruit, like buying less beef or setting the thermostat a [...]

Warm Up Cincinnati

February 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Following the recent Paris Climate Accord, the issue of climate change seems to finally be getting some substantial attention. The reality, however, is that warming is [...]

Northside, Meet the Gantry

January 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

It’s impossible not to notice the prominent 131-unit rental living community and retail space currently under construction on the corner of Blue Rock and Hamilton [...]

City Government as Customer Service

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

I have a tragically idealized view of working in government. Some say it’s because I’m too young to be jaded, but I like to believe it’s because I was raised on the TV [...]

“Ghostwriting” Comes to Life

December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The “art of storytelling” is no new or novel endeavor – and the bent towards innovative, well-crafted narratives isn’t lost on Swedish musician Jens Lekman, as his [...]

The Season To Be Thankful For Local Food

November 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

November is an exciting time for all lovers of food. This month kicks off a season of eating family favorites, dishes prepared once yearly, and indulging in rich flavors and [...]

Putting the Fun in Spun

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dominic and Judi LoPresti, owners of Spun Bicycles on Hamilton Avenue, are passionate cyclists who have devoted their lives to the art and science of bikes. Dominic is a [...]

A 27-Year Dance For Marriage Equality

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

After sharing their lives together for 27 years, two Northside residents became the first gay male couple to receive a marriage license in Cincinnati in 2015.   [...]

Northside Learns Asset Mapping Project

September 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Ben Moore who along with Ali Trianfo participated in our asset-mapping project this summer wrote the following.  Ben was asked if he would summarize his experience working [...]

Women-Owned Business: Helltown Workshop

September 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Strolling down Hamilton Avenue, you might not notice Helltown Workshop at first. Tucked down an alley between Chicken Lays An Egg and the spot where Tickle Pickle is opening [...]

Northside Porch Tour Returns

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Northside Community Council’s Porch Tour returns this year, 6-9 p.m. on October 10th, departing from Jergen’s Park, at the corner of Hamilton and Bruce avenues. Mark [...]

Making Rain in this Food Desert

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

With all the rain that we have had this summer you wouldn’t believe me if I told you that Northside is in a desert, would you? Northside is a food desert. There is no [...]

Women-Run Businesses: The Hoop and Needle

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The word cross-stitch may conjure up images of blue-haired elderly ladies making hokey little “Bless This Mess” wall hangings, but The Hoop and Needle on [...]


April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Meet the team of entrepreneurs living their dream with Urban Artifact, a new brewery and event space in Northside.   The Urban Artifact team, comprised of Scott Hand, [...]

People of Northside | Chef Harvey Germain

January 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chef Harvey Germain Northside residents and visitors appreciate, create, and sometimes even live ART. What better way to experience art than to eat it? Northside happens to [...]

Join the CAIN scene in 2015!

January 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

A summer day on the CAIN dock to invite you to join the CAIN volunteer team in 2015! Photo: CAIN Becoming a CAIN Volunteer is a great way to start this New Year. Read on to [...]

Happy Holidays From Happen

December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Every year Happen, Inc celebrates the holidays with free special events for the community.  “We focus on bringing families together through creative activities and the [...]

Dana Hamblen | Fashion Icon/Retail Shop Owner

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

For Dana Hamblen of Chicken Lays an EGG, Northside is Cincinnati’s “vintage capital,” but Chicken offers residents and visitors to the neighborhood more than simply [...]

Northside Surplus | Something For Everyone

November 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Northside Surplus’ merchandise includes military flags, insignia, backpacks, and kits. Photo: Karen Andrew Outside of Northside Surplus on a sunny afternoon. Photo: Karen [...]

Screen | Happen’s Kid Film Critics November

November 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

Cincinnati Film Critic: Fantastic Four (2005)  Rating: PG-13 Marvel’s First Family burst onto the scene just as the comic book movie genre was finding its legs, but before [...]

Free photos with Santa & more at Happen, Inc.

November 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The day after Thanksgiving has a reputation for being aggravating and stressful but Happen, Inc. has a plan to make it more about family fun than busy malls and traffic jams. [...]

Time to Give Thanks

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again; Time to be thankful for what we have, joyful that we’re alive, and compassionate towards those who may not have the blessings we find [...]

Intrepid Urban Farmer | Suddenly, Last Summer

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Summer has come to a close. The bewitching beauty, the ripe moments, the delicious episodes of gustatory emotion; the small side diversions. The love affairs of 2014 have [...]

Apple Street Market Moves Closer To Reality

November 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Excitement is building as Apple Street Market moves closer to reality.  On November 3rd a group of  Apple Street volunteers  gave representatives from Interact for Health [...]

Ruth’s Parkside to Host Fundraiser Feast

October 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Many of you have received a letter in the mail recently describing the work of the Northside Community Fund.  This letter is well worth a second look if you haven’t [...]

Music Makers | Mark Utley of Bulletville

October 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

"I’m so Northside because trying to define what “I’m so Northside” even means kind of annoys me. I just like the openness, the diversity, and the accepting vibe I feel there." [...]

Music Makers | Black 47’s Last Call

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

I don’t remember my first Black 47 show, but I remember why I went. It was a particularly quiet night during my graveyard shift as a doorman on the Upper East Side of [...]

House Tour | Hidden Treasures of Northside

September 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you have ever wandered by a neighborhood home and been curious about what it might be like inside, the Hidden Treasures of Northside House Tour is the perfect way for you to spend the afternoon. [...]

Health & Wellness | How Not to Make Friends

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

"Successful friends, parents or lovers have that certain something that makes communication flow in difficult as well as in easy times. Rapport building is a skill that can be learned. It involves reading body language, hearing and using the other person’s language style preferences, and pacing in such a way that the interaction feels like a mutual dance. It proves invaluable in all interpersonal relationships in one’s professional and personal life." [...]

Starting With an Outdoor Movie Theater for Northside

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

If word hasn’t reached you yet, we — PAR-Projects — have officially purchased 1662 Hoffner Street, a little parcel of land in Northside where we plan to construct our long-awaited art & education center. [...]

People of Northside | Meet Geoff Tate

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

I asked Geoff what he missed about Northside when he is in LA he said, “being able to walk down the street and just run into your family or friends.” [...]

The Kitchen Factory

August 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Kitchen Factory, 1609 Chase Avenue Photos: Ericka McIntyre The late-night slice window at the Kitchen Factory Photos: Ericka McIntyre At the corner of Apple and Chase, [...]

The Northside Community Yard Sale | Looking Forward

August 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, August 9th, from 9am to 2pm, please join us in the green space behind Django Western Taco (along Blue Rock at the corner of Hamilton), where you’ll find this year’s central location. We’ll have maps so you can locate your shopper-welcoming neighbors, smiles to help with whatever mother nature presents us with, and excited wishes of “Happy Hunting!” to help put you in the mood. [...]

Food Access | Apple Street Market

August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Northside has a chance to set an example for the City and the Nation with Apple Street Market, Apple Street Market is a project by the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative to have a full-service grocery at the former Save-A-Lot location. [...]

Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

You don't want to miss this event put on by Ohio Citizen Action to raise money to help shut down Ohio’s oldest, dirtiest coal plants and prevent toxic coal ash spills like the one earlier this year in North Carolina [...]

My Northside Kitchen (feat. Kalope and Ru)

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

"Despite our vast generational and cultural differences, we cultivate an unassuming and organic kinship, and I hold strong to my belief that food is better served, shared." [...]

Wesleyan Cemetery, Part II

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Photo: Jon Hughes/photopresse   Last month’s article focused on the gem that Wesleyan Cemetery really is for our community – not only a beautiful space but rich in [...]

Wesleyan Cemetery Comes Alive!

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Photo: Jon Hughes/photopresse Wesleyan Cemetery,  originally about 24 acres (currently about 20) located at 4003 Colerain Avenue, is one of Northside’s jewels.  [...]

Health and Wellness | Free Your Feet

April 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s finally spring! You may be thinking of allowing your tootsies to experience the open air again. April also happens to be national awareness month for the often [...]

Northside Community Council Updates

April 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here are some updates on what’s happening around the Northside Neighborhood. And don’t forget, the Next NCC Meeting is 7:00 PM Monday April 21 at Mckie Rec [...]

Karma Yoga | Service Unto Others

February 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Community Yoga class during the summer of 2013 at Hoffner Park during the Northside Farmer’s MarketPhoto: Christopher Bueker One of the four paths to liberation from all [...]

Growing Ohio’s Food Culture

February 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

An Ohio food culture embraces the products of every season. A couple of years ago, I worked on organic farms in Italy.  Like many Americans, I fell in love with Italian [...]

Let’s Make Schools Differently

January 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Do we need another book or movie about the heroic teacher? Or have we read and seen enough about a superhero teacher, a miraculous principal, or even a  deeply disturbed [...]

Eighth Annual Up For Grabs Day in Northside

January 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The eighth annual Up for Grabs Day in Northside is coming up this month!  We hope you’ll join us for this super fun way to build [...]

WordPlay Welcomes New Board President

March 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

As the Northside-based non-profit draws toward its fifth year, WordPlay is thrilled to announce that Thomas G. Monaco, PhD has taken the reins as Chair of the Board of [...]

Northside Teens Walk for Health and Happen

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s never too early to begin developing good fitness habits, and participants in Happen’s Teen Hall will soon be taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle with a side of [...]
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