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Real Estate and Your Estate Plan: How Does It Work?

by The Cincinnati Team

Things you don't necessarily want to think about, but should!  Here is an interesting article regarding your real estate and estate planning: http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/real-estate-and-your-estate-plan-how-does-it-work-2/

 

Coming in October to Cincinnati

by The Cincinnati Team

The Greater Cincinnati Kitchen and Bath show is coming in October. Please check out the website and note a Groupon was sent today for half price admission! http://cincinnatikitchenbathshow.com/

Get some great ideas!  Enjoy the fun ideas!

Throw away things, leads to better health

by The Cincinnati Team

Please check out the link below. You can be exercising or not, here's more to get your heart rate moving!

http://time.com/3683078/throw-away-stuff-better-health/

Evolution of the home

by The Cincinnati Team

The National Association of Realtors puts out an online magazine and I found this article fascinating!  Hope you find it interesting to:

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2015/07/16/how-american-homes-have-evolved-1994#.Vaf2kVVSYNk.aolmail

Read "Otis" to Children on October 3rd with Jumpstart's Read for the Record

by The Cincinnati Team

Jumpstart's Read for the Record - Oct.3  

Once again the Cincinnati Team is Reading to children during the celebration of Jumpstart's Read for the Record.  We will read "Otis" to the classroom and give each child  their very own book to take home to their family.  For many of the children, this may be the first book they have owned.  If you would like to help us buy books, please send a check to Saralou Durham, 3522 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45208.Jumpstart - Read for the Record - Otis

What is Jumpstart?  Jumpstart works toward the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.  Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Their proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

What is the Read for the Record?  Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, is the one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 3rd, people across the country will read the children’s book "Otis" by Loren Long, a local Cincinnati author. 

Each year, the campaign has shone a national spotlight on America's early education achievement gap and literacy needs.  In 2012, 2.3 million people participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.  Do you think we can beat the record?

Why don't you read the book, "Otis" to your children and grandchildren?

Fun in Anderson Township Parks

by The Cincinnati Team


Family Scavenger Hunt/Geo-caching Event - Friday, Sept. 27, 6-8pm

Explore Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Rd, as a family.  Go on a park scavenger hunt or discover the new Ranger Rick’s Geocache Trail™.  Ranger Rick® and his pals went geocaching and left behind a trail for you to follow.  

If you have not heard of Ranger Rick and the magazine named after him, here's some information.  The magazines, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, attempts to encourage the interest and exploration of animals and nature.and encourage the protection of animals for the future.  In addition to the two magazines for different age groups, that have started to help kids explore the parks they visit through Geocaching.

What is geocaching?  Geocaching uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) or a smartphone to follow the places on a trail that lead to clues about the positions.  Each participant is given a special Ranger Rick Passport.  When you get to each GPS position, you look around for something out of the ordinary.  When you open up the box, you will find a clue inside and a stamp for recording the findings.  Sometimes, people add treasures to the box in trade for a treasure already inside.  At the end, you can go to RangerRickTrails.com to check your answers.

Please dress for the weather and feel free to bring a flashlight! 

Fun Outside with the Great Outdoor Weekend, 2013

by The Cincinnati Team

Great Outdoor Weekend 2013 - September 28-29 

Cincy Great Outdoor Weekend

 

The Great Outdoor Weekend offers a huge assortment of free outdoor activities across the region. An initiative of Green Umbrella,  it is a sampling of the best outdoor recreation and nature education activities offered in the greater Cincinnati region. This year there are over 120 opportunities for adults and children to engage with the environment around us. You might get a little dirt on your hands learning about composting or water on your feet taking a creek walk. You might work your way up 60 feet in the air exploring the tree tops or pick up a bow and arrow for the first time and try your hand at archery. Best of all, all programs are FREE and open to the public. http://www.cincygreatoutdoorweekend.org/ 

Cincinnati Nature Center - 

Monarch Butterfly Tagging, Sunday, 2-4 PM

Find out how monarchs say “back off!” and flowers say “free food!” as you learn about host and nectar plants. Play the “Egg to Mexico” game, then help attach a tiny identifying tag to a southbound monarch before setting these black and orange wonders back on their way.

S'mores-n-More in the Nature PlayScape, Sunday, 4-5 PM

Cook and eat s’mores over a fire and then head out to explore the PlayScape. Play Facilitators will be present to attend the fire and provide materials to aid in exploration. They’ll provide the ingredients for s’mores; feel free to bring additional food to cook.

Calling all Foodies - The Senate and Camp Washington Chili are Honored

by The Cincinnati Team

Food Recognized in Cincinnati                                                      

Best Hot Dogs in America - The Senate in Over the Rhine has been recognized once again for their hot dogs. Chef Daniel Wright has received many national accolades for his playful takes on pub food, including a regularly changing menu of hot dogs like the Croque Madame (Black Forest ham, poached egg, bechamel) and the Lindsey Lohan (goat cheese, caramelized onion, balsamic vinegar, bacon and arugula).  Very popular with visitors to the area, plan to come early and explore the area shops while waiting!

Top 20 Iconic Food Destinations Across America Smithsonian Magazine's website has declared the Queen City's Camp Washington Chili to be one of the 20 most iconic food destinations across America."  The landmark at the corner of Hopple Street and Colerain Avenue has been open since 1940.  It also won a James Beard Award in 2000 for being an American regional classic.  The restaurant still grinds their own beef and shreds the cheese for its chili.  Yet another reason to wolf down a Cincinnati chili five-way!

Library is "Busiest Central Library in US"...Again

by The Cincinnati Team

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Again Busiest Central Library in US

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CountyAccording to the Public Library Data Service report published by the Public Library Association, the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati was ranked the busiest central library in the United States for the second year in a row.  They loaned 6.6 million materials in 2012, accounting for 38% of the materials loaned by the entire system.  

The entire system ranked seventh busiest in the US and second busiest in Ohio.  The 41 branches loaned out more than 17 million materials.  Additionally, the system has the highest number of items circulating per capita among libraries serving a population of 800,000 or more...nearly 22 items were loaned to every person in Hamilton County.

"Best Bang for your Buck" List Names University of Cincinnati # 1

by The Cincinnati Team

University of Cincinnati Named Number 1 on "Best Bang for Your Buck" List 

Santa Ono, President of the University of Cincinnati, is justifiably proud of their ranking as Number 1 in the list recently published of the 12 universities where students get the "Best Bang for Their Buck"  The list looked at average student debt upon graduation, starting salaries, tuition and room and board, six-year graduation rates, and the percentage of students that qualify for Pell grants.

Why are they looking at this information?  Based upon the plans developed by President Obama for a collegiate ranking system, distribution of federal education funds will be dependent upon how well universities do in this ranking.  The hope is that this rating system will help control sharp tuition increases.

UC was noted for offering a good return on investment with high graduation rates and decent starting salaries upon graduation.

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