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Explore Cincinnati's Brewery History

by The Cincinnati Team

Walking Tours of Cincinnati's Brewery History                          

From May through September, walking tours of the Over the Rhine brewery history will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.  The Over the Rhine neighborhood is home of one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition Brewery architecture.  The tour will give you access to the cellars and tunnels of the breweries and increase your knowledge of the time period. 

The 1 1/2 hour tour starts at Findlay Market in the Over the Rhine Biergarten and ends just past Phillipus Church at the site of the old Bellevue incline.  Participants will tour the historic Christian Moerlein brewery, and see the high-bay brewing spaces inside Clyffside Brewery and view the massive lagering cellars under Clifton hillside. Go to http://www.cincinnatibrewerytours.com/ for details on these and other tours.

 

Best of Taste Awards Given at Taste of Cincinnati

by The Cincinnati Team

Taste of Cincinnati USA - May 26-28                                             

The Nation's longest running Culinary Arts Festival,  Taste of Cincinnati USA,  will again be held Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati.  It is held on Fifth Street between Race and Broadway. Yearly, the event attracts approximately 500,000 people to the food extravaganza.  Over 40 restaurants will be participating with their favorite menu items, while vying for the "Best of Taste" Awards.

On Saturday and Sunday evenings, there will be both Beer and Wine Tastings. Music stages are set up to provide continuous entertainment, including Hot Stuff, 4th Day Echo, and  DV8. Click here for a complete lineup

 

Help the Library Set a "Red" Record - May 21  Red Mascot

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Channel 12's Bob Herzog and the Cincinnati Reds are teaming up for the "World's Largest RED Card Dance Party" on Fountain Square.  On Monday, May 21st at noon, bring your RED Library card to the Square.  Help the Library set a record of the most people holding up RED cards in one spot.  You will be eligible to win one of 20 pairs of Reds tickets or a Sony e-reader.  Expect Reds players, the Red Rover, and Gapper to be on hand.  Additionally, starting May 7th, cardholders can get half price tickets for the Reds vs. Braves game on May 21st. by going to Reds.com/RedCard.  

Smale Riverfront Park Opens Phase I

by The Cincinnati Team

Grand Opening of Smale Riverfront Park - May 18                 

​Come celebrate the grand opening of Phase 1 of the Smale Riverfront Park. This phase of the project offers a dynamic recreational, entertainment and leisure resource for the citizens of Greater Cincinnati and visitors to this region.

Schmidlapp Stage provides a center for celebrations and musical events.  There is a Bike Center where bikes can be stored and repaired.  This is hoped to function as a location for alternative transportation to work for many commuters.  The Visitors Center will also be housed there.  One of the most visible features will be the Walnut Street Fountain and grand steps.   Water cascades down over waterfalls and water curtains and at night it is illuminated with thousands of lights and colors. 

The community-wide celebration to be held May 18th will start with the Dedication Ceremony at 6:15 pm, followed by a free concert featuring: 

  • Called to Worship (Urban Contemporary)
  • Tropicoso(Salsa/Latin)
  • Kathy Wade (Jazz)
  • Swampthang(Roots Rock)
  • P. Ann & the All Star(Motown/R&B/Line Dancing)

At 9pm, after the concert, the crowd will watch the famous Rozzi fireworks over the Ohio River. Attendees can bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the Moerlein Lager House.  Special children's activities will include face painting, jugglers, balloon making and free ice cream.

Butterflies Return to Krohn Conservatory

by The Cincinnati Team

.Butterflies Return to Krohn Conservatory - Thru June 24     

Krohn Conservatory again is hosting its popular spring time butterfly show, this year titled "On the Wings of Harmony." Sponsorships from Procter and Gamble and Macy's help make the show possible. Visitors will be treated to vibrant, colorful butterflies from every continent on earth, except Antarctica.  The butterflies are in free flight throughout the display, landing on flowers and everyone's brightly colored clothing.  It's delightful!

National Association of Realtors Reports Home Prices Stabilizing

by The Cincinnati Team

Inventory Down, Prices Stabilize

A decrease in home inventory has brought added stability to home prices across the country, according to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Total housing inventory declined 1.3 percent in March to 2.37 million existing homes for sale, representing a 6.3 month supply at today's current sales pace.

Existing-home sales, which include recently purchased single family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, are up over 5 percent compared to March 2011, and are on pace to hit 4.48 million units nationally.

Existing Home Sales By Region

"The recovery is happening though not at a breakout pace, but we have seen nine consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. "Existing-home sales are moving up and down in a fairly narrow range that is well above the level of activity during the first half of last year. With job growth, low interest rates, bargain home prices and an improving economy, the pent-up demand is coming to market and we expect housing to be notably better this year."

Freddie Mac reports that the national commitment rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was at 3.95 percent in March, up slightly from 3.89 percent in February. Mortgage rates remain well below the rate of 4.84 percent that was available in March 2011.

 

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