The Northsider’s Top 5 Read Stories in 2015

Photo courtesy of urbanohio.com

Photo courtesy of urbanohio.com

Number 1.  What do we do to keep Northside Diverse and Affordable? By Mati Senerchia

Northside Community Council’s USEPA grant to investigate equitable development strategies proved to be an important topic of discussion in the neighborhood.  NCC Board member Mati Senerchia set the stage for the community conversation with this timely article.

 

 

Helen Smith, Owner of Helltown Workshop. Photo by Peter Stevens Photography

Helen Smith, Owner of Helltown Workshop. Photo by Peter Stevens Photography

Number 2. Women-owned business: Helltown Workshop.  By Kamal Kimball

Northside is full of secrets, like businesses that thrive in the nooks and crannies of the neighborhood.  Kamal Kimball shared the story of Helen Smith, and her hide-away upholstery company tucked inside Northside’s business district.

 

 

 

Photo via cincinnatirefined.com

Photo via cincinnatirefined.com

Number 3.  Northside Porch Tour Returns. By Tim Jeckering

Shining a light on the architecture of Northside, Tim Jeckering and the Porch Tour Committee brought us one of the best Porch Tours of memory.  Live music at Jergen’s Park, spiced cider, and horse-drawn carriage tours of luminaria-lit Northside streets – the Porch Tour has become one of the neighborhood’s favorite holidays.

 

 

 

Number 4. Has Anyone Noticed??? By Jim Swafford

We take so much for granted.  Jim Swafford recognized the efforts of the Northside Business Association to create, maintain, and beautify the Northside Public Parking lots.

 

 

 

Nwesleyanumber 5. Wesleyan Cemetery & Escape of the 28 Fugitives’ Corridor. By Stefanie Sunderland

Published in 2014, Stefani Sunderland’s retelling of Northside’s roll in the abolition of slavery continues to be one of the top read stories in 2015.  Wesleyan Cemetery was long-forgotten, but was recently recognized as part of the Underground Railroad Network To Freedom thanks to the hard work of neighborhood historians.

Ollie Kroner
About Ollie Kroner (5 Articles)
A resident of Northside most of his life, Ollie is president of the Northside Community Council and is an Environmental Scientist with the TERA Center.

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