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Mason and Springboro Named to "100 Best Places to Live"

by The Cincinnati Team

CNN Money Ranks Mason and Springboro among  "100 Best Places to Live"            

​Warren County cities, Mason at #24 and Springboro at #42, were ranked among the top 100 Best Places to Live by CNN Money.  

Mason is popular because of the Mason schools that placed fifth out of 613 Ohio school districts in 2010.  It is also cited for access to Cincinnati, proximity to interstates, plus the Beach and Kings Island. The median income is $101,034 and median home price is $173,000.

Springboro is known for its Main Street where 33 structures are on the Historic Register, many former stops on the Underground Railroad.  It's small town character is notable. The median family income is $105,681 and median home price is $191,145.

Lonely Planet Ranks Cincinnati as "Place to Be" in 2012

by The Cincinnati Team

Cincinnati Ranked "The Place to Be" in 2012                     

Lonely Planet, the travel experts,  ranked Cincinnati #3 in their list of places for travel in 2012.  We're in great company!

They rated the US Virgin Islands #1 and the Hudson River Valley, New York # 2. Following us in the ranking are the Four Corners Region in southwest USA; Culebra, Puerto Rico; California gold Country; Boulder, Colorado; Hawaii's,  Big Island; Chicago; and Yellowstone National Park.

Cincinnati was recognized for more than just its river city attributes.  They praised it as a worthy venue for a weekend away. Particularly recognized were Mt. Adams, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Over the Rhine's Italianate architecture and  Findlay Market.  They claimed the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was one of the primary reasons for our ranking.  It's certainly exciting when you add the 2012 World Choir Games to this list!

Madcap Puppets Performing in Deerfield Township and Sharonville

by The Cincinnati Team


Madcap Puppets Perform in Deerfield Township and Sharonville   
When You Wish Upon a Fish
Plan to enjoy the Madcap Puppets show sponsored by the Deerfield Township Performing Arts and the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance.  The program, When you Wish Upon a Fish will be presented on January 22nd at 3 pm at the Kings High School Auditorium.  Immediately following the show, Madcap staff will conduct a puppet building workshop.
On Saturday, January 28th at 7 pm, the same show will be preformed at the Sharonville Community Center.
When You Wish Upon a Fish is a famous Grimm brothers story put on stage by the Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre with three versions.  The brothers cannot decide which fishy tale to choose for their book.  Fun audience participation, a magical talking fish and a surprise ending make for great slapstick adventure!


Cornhole on the Levee Winter Classic - January 21st

by The Cincinnati Team


Cornhole at Newport on the LeveeCornhole on the Levee - January 21                           

Are you going to be the Cornhole Game Winner?  Newport on the Levee and the American Cornhole Organization are sponsoring the first-ever Cornhole on the Levee Winter Classic on January 21st.

The tournament is open to all participants above age 18, regardless of experience.  There will also be a doubles component to the competition. Every hour, from 1-8 pm, a new tournament will offer 32 spots to play.  The event will be held in the Levee's Gallery Building offering indoor comfort even if the weather outside is inclement.
The American Cornhole Organization is the governing body for the sport of cornhole.  Its headquarters are in Milford, Ohio.
Newport on the Levee draws nearly 3.5 million people per year. It was voted by Zagat as the #1 Mall / Shopping Attraction for families in the US.
There will be prizes donated by shops and venues in the Levee, awarded each hour.  Proceeds from the sale of beer at the event will benefit the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium.  The WAVE Foundation is committed to excite, engage and educate the public about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.

Soup's On at Library - January 21st

by The Cincinnati Team


Soup's On!   January 21, 2012                                                                          
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Forest Park will be hosting an educational session by author Cheri Brinkman on January 21 at 11 am.  She is the local author of two cookbooks sharing favorite recipes from the Queen City.  Her cookbooks include Cincinnati and Soup and Cincinnati and Soup: A Second Helping.  

Inside you'll find classic Cincinnati recipes and great homemade soups.  Some of the featured recipes come from the Ruth Lyons Show, the Bob Braun Shows, the Paul Dixon Show, Bonnie Lou, Colleen Sharp, Shillito's, Pogues, the Terrace Garden, Grammers, the Wigwam, and the Hotel Sinton.  That's a blast from the past, if you ask me!  There's everything you'll need to celebrate cooking, Cincinnati style, tonight. Reservations are required for the event.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents Family Theater

by The Cincinnati Team

Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series - Every Saturday      

​Family Theatre is performed at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park each Saturday at 10:30am and 1pm.  It's fun for all ages, but specifically meant for those over age 4.

​January 14 - Crossroads with Antonio Rocha.  Using self-made sound effects and facial movement, this Brazilian performer tells fantasy animal tales.  His characters face life-changing experiences.

​January 21 - Family Bash featuring Bash the Trash. This group creates a musical event by mixing science and the arts.  They transform recycled objects into instruments and use them to thrill an audience!

​January 28 - The Tricky Caterpillar and Other Trickster Tales with LuAnn Adams.  She's back...for her 20th appearance...with new tales of animals from Africa, Russia, Jamaica and under the sea.  Explore the adventures of tricksters, truth seekers and dreamers.

Get Ready for Cincinnati Winter

by The Cincinnati Team


Are You Ready For Winter?                                          

Winter is one of our favorite times of the year! It's often easy to overlook your home's needs with so much going on. Here is a simple checklist of items that can save you money through the winter:

  • Check for leaks and drafts around the house. Replace weather stripping and re-caulk around doors and windows. Drafty doors and windows will cool off the house and cost you money in heating bills.
  • Inspect your attic's insulation. Heat rises so adding good insulation can keep the heat from escaping.
  • Check your heating system. Sometimes something as easy as replacing your filter or having simple maintenance done can save on heating costs.

Consider changing from standard light bulbs to energy saving bulbs. Winter uses a lot of your electricity so even saving a little here and there will help.  Whether you live in a warm or cold climate, take this opportunity to inspect your home systems. You'll be money ahead in the long run!

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