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‘Tis the Season

The months of November and December mean something different for ever yone. It can be a time of gifts, celebration, remembrance or giving—there’s no answer that’s right for everyone. In our annual Holiday Traditions issue, we try to include it all, from classic Christmas music and holiday lights to charitable giving and volunteering. No matter your family tradition, we’ve got you covered in the following pages. Happy Holidays, and we hope you enjoy this special seasonal edition of Cincy Magazine.

Plan ahead for your favorite holiday traditions (and discover some new ones) with our annual calendar of November and December events.


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Playhouse in the Park’s A Christmas Carol

You don’t even need a calendar to know when you’ve entered the holiday season. As soon as Halloween ends the black and orange decorations you see everywhere are switched out for red and green. Every radio channel seems to be playing “Let it Snow.” And slipped in between your junk mail and bills are cards bearing season’s greetings. It’s the holiday season yet again. But there is no reason to say “Bah humbug” if you live in the Tristate. The months of November and December are packed full of holiday events for everyone’s taste. Thanks to our annual Holiday Traditions feature, traditional and non-traditional fans alike can find the joyful events that will make this season special. Read on to find out the dates of your family traditions, and maybe find a couple new ones.

A VINTAGE AFFAIR Antique Christmas

Nov. 2-Jan. 6 Join the Taft Museum of Art to celebrate the holidays with an annual display of ornaments, toys and decorations. With new Christmas treasures each year, Taft’s exhibition features elaborate 19th and early 20th century German paper nativity scenes, table settings of fine china adorned with festive holly patterns, an antique feather tree and more. W-F 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Members, youth and active military free, adults $12, seniors $10. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati. 513-241-0343,

A Victorian Christmas

Nov. 20-Dec. 30 Travel back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas. Tour Hillforest’s exhibits and enjoy a festive three-course tea in Hillforest’s parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Make sure to make a reservation! 1 p.m. Members $30, non-members $35. Hillforest, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, Ind. 812-926-0087,


Nov. 3 Known as the Whiskey City, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, celebrates this heritage with the fourth annual Whiskey City Festival this fall. The event will showcase the city’s ties to the distilling industry and offer a full slate of whiskey-related activities including tastings,

holiday season is taken to a whole new level at Light Up The Levee with holiday-inspired entertainment, visits with Santa and festive photo opportunities. Near the end of the night, the countdown comes to an end and the switch will be flipped to light up the levee’s 50-foot Christmas tree. 6 p.m. Free. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Ky. 859-291-0550,

Christmas in the Village of Waynesville

Nov. 30 Holiday retail, dining and music are coming to Waynesville. Capture the spirit of the holiday season with loved ones joined by costumed characters, barbershop quartets and St. Nicholas himself at Christmas in the Village of Waynesville. F & Sa 11 a.m., Su 12-5 p.m. Free. 10 N. Main St., Waynesville. 513-8978855,


food, live music and more. Participants have the opportunity to register as VIPs, which includes a swag bag, tasting glass, food and special VIP seating. VIP 6-10 p.m., $50. General admission 7:30-10 p.m., $40. Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, Ind. 888274-6797,

Dec. 1 Join your neighbors, family and friends for the Village of Mariemont’s annual Tree Lighting and Luminaria Event. With the streets glowing in candlelight, gather in the Old Town Square for the traditional lighting of the village tree, caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides and visits from Santa himself! All Luminaria proceeds support projects in the community. 5-8 p.m. Luminaria sale dates are Nov. 23, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1. Carriage Rides are $2 per rider. Free.


Nov. 16-18 The 21st annual Germania Christkindlmarkt invites patrons to jump into German heritage and the holiday spirit with a weekend full of holiday entertainment, German music, a children’s lantern parade, carriage rides and more! As the oldest German Christmas market in the Cincinnati region, the Germania Christkindlmarkt offers traditional German food, German Bier, Gluhwein and German pastries in addition to extensive shopping of unique German imported gifts. F 5-10 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 12-5 p.m. $3, kids 12 and under free. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati.

Light Up the Levee: Grand Illumination

Nov. 20 Join Newport on The Levee in its countdown to the Grand Illumination. The

Olde West Chester Christmas Walk Parade and Community Tree Lighting

Dec. 1 West Chester celebrates the Christmas season with a free, family-friendly community event with holiday-inspired activities including photos with Santa, shopping, kids games and crafts, a petting zoo and more. 2-8 p.m. Free. West Chester Township Hall, 9113 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester. 513-759-7301, w w w.

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4 5 [11/3-4] Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” comes to U.S. Bank Arena.




[11/6] Singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm brings her latest album, To Rise You Gotta Fall, to the Taft Theatre.


1 [11/1] The Nickelodeon classic comes to life when Double Dare Live! stops at the Taft Theatre.


2 [11/2-3] The CSO presents Russian Masterpieces, which includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. 9 [11/9] Kansas celebrates the 40th anniversary of its album Point of Know Return with a performance at the Taft Theatre.


17 [11/17] The Holiday in Lights 5K Run/Walk at Sharon Woods takes participants through the Holiday in Lights display at dusk. 24 [11/24] Cincinnati’s local boy band returns for the holidays with 98º at Christmas at the Aronoff.

12 [11/12] Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa brings songs from his just-released album to the Taft Theatre.

13 14 [11/13] The Taft Theatre will play host to John Hiatt as he performs songs from his more than 40-year career.

15 [11/15] O.A.R. brings songs from its eight studio albums to the Taft Theatre for the night.

16 [11/16] Houndmouth will play both its hits, like “Sedona,” and its new songs at the Taft Theatre.

18 [Through 1/1] Take a journey to the North Pole and meet Santa Claus during Christmas at the Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction. 25 [11/24-25] Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk joins the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Fourth.


20 [11/20] Get into the holiday spirit with performance by The Brian Setzer Orchestra at the Taft Theatre.


22 [11/22] Happy Thanksgiving!

23 [11/23] Make Black Friday a family affair by attending Peppa Pig Live! at the Taft Theatre.




29 [11/29] The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa brings 55 talented dancers to the Taft Theatre for a production of Swan Lake.

30 [11/30-12/1] Pianist Yefim Bronfman plays Brahms with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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3 [11/3] The family-friendly Hunger 5K benefits Matthew 25: Ministries’ work in Cincinnati and throughout the world.

8 [11/8] Tribute band Rumors of Fleetwood Mac performs a show at the Taft Theatre.

11 [11/11] The hilarious Mann Family— David, Tamela, David Jr. and La’Tia—bring their comedy tour to the Taft Theatre.



[11/10] Head to the Taft Theatre to hear the roots-rock sound of Dawes.



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Winterfest Reimagined

the Festival of Lights and Jewish heritage. Enjoy Chanukah Wonderland for a menorah lighting, music, entertainment and more! 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Deerfield Towne Center, 5503 Deerfield Blvd., Mason. 513-701-6977,

Dec. 1 WinterFest has been a day of spreading holiday cheer around the Cincinnati area since 1998. Join Springfield Township for a celebration complete with a parade, winter village, around-the-clock entertainment, a Charley Harper gift shop and so much more. 1-7 p.m. Free. Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati. 513-522-2108,

Holiday Lights Christmas Tree Lighting

Horse Drawn Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival Dec. 1 The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2018 Lebanon Horse-Drawn Parade and Christmas Festival this holiday season. Join Lebanon and surrounding communities for two parades, gift and food vendors, carolers, carriage rides, visits with Santa and more. Festivities begin at 10 a.m., Daylight Parade 1 p.m., Evening Parade 7 p.m. Downtown Lebanon. 513-9321100,

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Dec. 4 The Deerfield Towne Center has partnered with the Jewish Discovery Center to celebrate

Dec. 8 Deerfield Township and Deerfield Towne Center present their annual Holiday Lights Christmas Tree Lighting. This free community event features Santa arriving on a fire truck, lighting of the Christmas tree, indoor arts and crafts, holiday music and much more. 5-7 p.m. Free. Deerfield Towne Center, 5503 Deerfield Blvd., Mason. 513-701-6977,

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Dec. 29-30 Since 1939, The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival has long been considered a Christmas gift to the people of Cincinnati. Join the Christ Church Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio at the presentation of the Boar’s Head. Sa 5 p.m., Su 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati. 513621-2627,

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FAMILY BONDING Krohn Conservatory: A Crystal Holiday

Nov. 10-Jan. 6 Enter a world of wonder at the Krohn Conservatory’s exhibition, A Crystal Holiday. All ages are welcomed to the beautiful showcase unlike any before. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $7, youth $4, 4 and under free. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati. 513-421-5707,

will also be featured at the Ark Encounter. 5-8:30 p.m. in addition to museum’s regular hours. Free. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Ky.

Winterfest at Kings Island

Nov. 23-Dec. 31 Winterfest is back and bigger than ever with a sleigh full of activities for you and your family to enjoy. Kings Island transforms into a winter wonderland offering events ranging from live shows to Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen. Hours vary. Prices start at $25.99. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Christmas Town

Nov. 23-Dec. 30 Experience the wonder that surrounds Christmas at the Creation Museum’s Christmas Town. The spectacular Christmas event is perfect for all ages with a garden of lights, family dining, zip lines, a live nativity scene and more! After all the outdoor activity, warm up inside and tour the exhibits of the Creation Museum. Special events and lights

Nov. 25 On the 12th week of football season, my true love gave to me The Bengals vs. The Browns! Put on your black and orange and get ready for an exciting day at the Paul Brown stadium. 1 p.m. $45-$257+. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. 513-621-8383,

The Clairvoyants Christmas Nov. 28 You’ve probably seen them on television, amazing America on America’s Got Talent

season 11. Now, you can see them in person at Bogart’s! The Australian magician and mentalist duo are touring the country and causing quite the stir with mind-boggling tricks and magic. 7 p.m. $38-$149. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati. 513-872-8801,

Holiday Dinner Cruise

Nov. 30 Enjoy the Cincinnati skyline as you cruise down the Ohio River feasting on a spectacular festive feast with BB Riverboats’s Holiday Dinner Cruise. Boarding 6 p.m., sailing 7 p.m. $55 adults, $38 children. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky. 859-261-8500,

Brrrbon Holiday Dinner Cruise Dec. 1 BB Riverboats has teamed up with regional distilleries so you can celebrate the season in style. Cruise down the Ohio River while tasting some premium regional bourbons, a buffet full of holiday favorites and festive music. Boarding 6 p.m., sailing 7-9:30 p.m. Adults $60, children $42. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky. 855-833-7920.

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HOLIDAY RUNS Hunger 5K Nov. 3

Interested in ending hunger throughout Cincinnati by running with loved ones? The Hunger 5K is the event for you! With proceeds benefiting Matthew 25: Ministries, this fun, family-friendly 5K allows individuals to run for a change. The race kicks off with the 5K Food Drive, which raises food products for local pantries and shelters and ends with a post-race participant party. Registration includes a long-sleeve t-shirt, goody bag, awards and more! 8:30 a.m. Individual participants: $25 adults, $20 students. Teams: $18 pre-registration, $25 race day. Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati.

Holiday in Lights 5K

Nov. 17 Get into the holiday spirit by running or walking through Sharon Woods for the Holiday in Lights 5K. Pre-registered athletes receive a sleigh full of goodies including a long-sleeve t-shirt, commemorative Holiday in Lights 5K ornament, Santa sack filled with discount coupons from local merchants and one free pass to Holiday in Lights. All participants will have the opportunity to take part in a costume contest and post-race activities include a heated tent and visit to Santa Land. 5 p.m. Pre-registration $29, after Nov. 15 $34. Sharon Woods. 513-769-0393,

whatever inspires them this holiday season. 8:30 a.m. $38. Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati.

Deerfield Township Thanksgiving Day Race

Nov. 22 Interested in burning some calories before Thanksgiving dinner? Join the Deerfield Township Life Time Fitness Thanksgiving Day Race! This low-key, low-cost event offers a 10K race, 5K race and 5K walk starting early in the morning so you can get on with your day. 8-10 a.m. LifeTime Fitness Deerfield, 8310 Wilkens Blvd., Mason. 513-7016977,

Thanksgiving Day Race

Nov. 22 Before feasting on turkey, put on your running shoes for the 109th annual Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day Race. There is fun for all ages at this Greater Cincinnati event with adults participating in the Western & Southern 10K Run and Walk, children taking part in the Inner Fire Fitness Kids Run or simply individuals enjoying the exciting atmosphere as participants dress in seasonal costumes and run/walk for

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North Pole Express

Scuba Santa

Nov. 16-Dec. 29 LM&M Railroad invites you and your family to experience the magic of a train ride with Santa Claus himself. Decorated with lights for the Christmas season, LM&M Railroad will have hot chocolate and cookies available on the platform while patrons await their ride in the heated train. During the hour-long journey, Santa and his elves will make their way through the train to visit each family and Santa has a special gift from his sleigh for each child. Adults $24, seniors $19, children (2-16) $19 and deluxe seating available. LM&M Railroad, 16 E. South St., Lebanon. 513-933-8022.

Nov. 23-Dec. 31

Dec. 1 The magic of the holiday season has transformed the Snyder House into a workshop for all of Santa’s special helpers. This free parent-child event for Deerfield Township residents offers two crafts, cookies and juice. Santa will be sure to stop by to feed his reindeer and listen to all of the Christmas wishes. Available time slots: 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Synder House at Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Road, Deerfield Township. 513-701-6977,

Cincinnati SantaCon

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains

Nov. 17-Jan. 27 The Duke Holiday Trains and Brickopolis are back! Train layouts will include Thomas the Tank Engine, a 1903 Carlisle & Finch layout (one of the earliest electric model trains), and the return of the riding train.Times and prices TBA. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati.

Santa’s Workshop

Santa brings his magic under the sea for another year of Scuba Santa at the Newport Aquarium. In addition to Santa, be on the lookout for other holiday surprises as you explore the aquarium. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Included with aquarium admission. Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, Ky.

Dec. 8 Are you Santa enough for the 2018 SantaCon in downtown Cincinnati? The Cincinnati SantaCon is the perfect way for adults to get into the Christmas spirit. Dress up as your best Santa, sing your favorite holiday songs and drink till you’re jolly at this festive event. Make a donation to The Cure Starts Now to help others enjoy the holidays and to put your name in the Grand Raffle. Noon-midnight. Begins at Jack Casino, 1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati.


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2 3 [12/1-2] Findlay Market gets into the holiday spirit with its annual Holiday Market.

4 5 [12/4] Deerfield Township hosts a menorah lighting during its Chanukah Wonderland.



1/8 [12/8] Santas invade downtown for the annual bar crawl SantaCon.

9 [12/9] Collegium Cincinnati performs Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church Cathedral.

11 [11/1-12/31] The Christmas classic White Christmas takes over the La Comedia Dinner Theatre.

12 [12/12] Music Hall will be filled with organ music during Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer.

13 [12/13-24] Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to enchant audiences young and old.

14 [12/14] The TransSiberian Orchestra makes its way to U.S. Bank Arena with a new show, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.

15 [12/14-15] Matthew 25 presents Tickets: The Radio Play, an old-school radio play performed live.

16 17 [12/14-30] The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!).


19 [11/16-12/29] The LM&M Railroad takes children to meet Santa when it becomes the North Pole Express.

20 [12/20] Male a cappella group Straight No Chaser brings its holiday show to the Taft Theatre.



23 [11/23-12/23] Light Up Middletown takes over the 100acre Smith Park to create a sparkling fantasyland.

24 [12/24] Families are invited to take a cruise on the Ohio River during BB Riverboats’ Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise.

25 26 [12/25] Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

27 [12/27-30] U.S. Bank Arena presents the highflying, acrobatic Crystal by Cirque du Soleil.

28 [12/28-30] The Cincinnati Pops perform Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets live in concert.

29 [12/29] The Original Harlem Globetrotters thrill fans of all ages at the Cintas Center.

30 [12/29-30] The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival returns to Christ Church Cathedral.

31 [12/31] Ring in the New Year with the Cincinnati Pops at New Year’s Eve at Music Hall.


10 [12/8-16] Head to the Taft Theatre to see Santa Claus: The Musical.

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Christmas Nights of Lights

Nov. 9-Jan. 1 Pack up your car with family and friends, the Christmas Nights of Lights is back at Coney Island. Experience the amazing light show synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio. Local charities that benefit include the Salvation Army, The Ruth Lyon’s Children Fund, Toys for Tots and more. Dusk-10 p.m. $6 per person, children under 3 free. All ticket sales are day of arrival. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. 513-232-8230,

Holiday in Lights

Nov. 16-Dec. 31 Holiday in Lights is back! Presented by Frisch’s and produced by The Alleen Company, Holiday in Lights is an over-a-mileof-light display in Sharon Woods. Guests are able to view everything from Santa Claus and his elves to every animal on the ark from the comfort of their own vehicle. Dial your

car radio to Warm 98, bring your friends and family and enjoy this special light display! SuTh 6-9 p.m., F-Sa 5:30-10 p.m. $15 per car. Sharon Woods. 513-769-0393,

Pyramid Lights on the Hill

Nov. 16-Jan. 1 Pyramid Hill brings people to art in nature once again with its Holiday Lights on the Hill display. Holiday Lights on the Hill is a 2-mile round trip drive-through annual light display featuring bright multi-colored lights creating trees, animals and more. M-Th 6-9 p.m. $20 per car. F-Su 6-10 p.m. $25 per car, members $15. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Hamilton. 513-868-8336,

Nov. 17-Jan. 1 For the 36th annual PNC Festival of Lights, the Cincinnati Zoo will be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland!” With over 3 million LED lights and awarded “Best Zoo Lights in the USA” by USA Today, visitors can watch a black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland and more. In addition, patrons get the opportunity to not just visit with animals in the 12 indoor exhibits, but with Santa himself. Su-Th 5-9 p.m. F-Sa 5-10 p.m. Included in zoo admission. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati.

Light Up Middletown

Nov. 23-Dec. 31 Thousands of twinkling LED animated lights are taking over 100 acres of Smith Park. Drive through the tunnel of lights to enter the sparking fantasy land of Light Up Middletown. Your family, friends and loved ones will be amazed with themed displays including Santa’s Workshop, Penguin Village, Deer Leaping Over the Roadway and many more. 6-10 p.m. Donation based. Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown.

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SHOPPING Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Nov. 2-4 With over 350 one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty stores, the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market gives patrons the chance get ahead of holiday shopping while having fun. In addition to a selection of home décor, specialty clothing and one-of-a-kind treasures, patrons are also welcomed to the Cincy Specialty Food and Treat Show’s gourmet cuisine. Tired of shopping? Take a break and rest your legs in the wineand-appetizer lounge. F 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General $10, early entry Saturday $15, VIP Shoppers Pass $24. Discounts available online and at local Kroger stores. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-313-2228,

Christmas Bazaar

Nov. 3 The annual Christmas Craft Bazar is back at the First Baptist Church Greenhills. Joined by Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer, Christmas Bazar will offer handcrafted items,

unique gifts and jewelry. With proceeds going towards First Baptist Church Greenhills’ mission outreach, the Bazar is a perfect way to get ahead on holiday shopping while enjoying the company of the community. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Tables are $20 pre-paid. First Baptist Church Greenhills, 11195 Winton Road, Cincinnati. 513-729-4851,


Nov. 23-25 Begin your holiday shopping at the Greater Cincinnati Winterfair. This 40-year-old show draws in an audience of 7,000-8,000 with beautiful and unique handmade crafts from around the region. F-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, Ky. 614-486-7119,

ones and friends. 12-5 p.m. $5 per person, $15 per family of four. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. 859-957-1940,

Holiday Market

Dec. 1-2 Join Findlay Market for a weekend full of holiday cheer, shopping and delicious seasonal food and drink. The Holiday Market at Findlay is the ideal place to find a local gift for everyone on your list while enjoying holiday entertainment by local choirs and musicians. While you’re enjoying food demos and samples, you may be surprised to see Santa Claus and an elf or two! Sa 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Cincinnati. 513-665-4839,

Holiday Artisan Market and Kids’ Activities

Nov. 24 Looking for original and unique gifts this holiday season? The Holiday Artisan Market is a one-of-a-kind artisan market that features handcrafted gifts and unique finds. Leave the mass-produced goods and same-old selection at home and support local and independent artists while getting the perfect gifts for loved

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MUSIC Orchestra Toybox

Nov. 3 Dance, play and march to the music of Orchestra Toybox with the Cincinnati Pops this fall. Families can enjoy familiar selections from The Toy Story, The Nutcracker and more—including a symphony that uses toys as instruments. Instrument demonstrations, crafts and more will be offered at the pre-concert Family Fun Zone. Patrons are welcomed to bring a wrapped toy to donate to community partner organizations. 10:30 a.m. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513381-3300,

A Rockin’ Blue Christmas

Nov. 20 You won’t have a blue Christmas this year when Elvis comes to town! Elvis returns to La Comedia when Mike Albert performs his award-winning tribute to The King. 5:30 p.m. $56-$58. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W Central Ave., Springboro. 800-677-9505,

Holiday Pops

Dec. 7-9 The Cincinnati tradition everyone loves has returned to Music Hall. To spread holiday cheer beyond the Holiday Pops, bring new or gently used coats, hats, gloves or socks to the concert to benefit City Gospel Mission. F 8 p.m., Sa 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Su 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25-$120. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-381-3300,

Feast of Carols 98 Degrees at Christmas

Nov. 24 Last year, the famous quartet, 98 Degrees, featuring Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons, released their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years. This November, 98 Degrees will be performing songs from the album and more at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center. 8 p.m. $44.25-$84.25. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati. 513-621-2787,

Christmas Saengerfest

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 The 160-year tradition continues with Christmas Saengerfest 2018. With seven locations in Over-the-Rhine and 24 different choirs performing, this is a must see holiday event! A complimentary shuttle will run between locations before, during and after the performances. 7 p.m. $20 per person until Nov. 1, $30 after Nov. 1. Downtown Cincinnati. 859-951-8560, 16

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Dec. 8-9 Feast of Carols, a UC holiday tradition, is coming back this year to celebrate the holiday season. Bring your family and friends to CCM to experience festive choral favorites performed by CCM, UC and CCC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs. 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Adults $15-$20, non-UC students $15-$10, UC Students free. CollegeConservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. 513-556-6638,

Musica Sacra Christmas Concert

Dec. 9 Join Musica Sacra Cincinnati for its annual Christmas Concert. With a program featuring Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Gruber, St. Xavier High School and more, this will be a seasonal event you will not want to miss. Dr. L Brett Scott, conductor, will have the musicians take you on a festive journey with classic holiday hits like “Silent Night” and “Gloria D Major.” 2 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer,

2944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati. 513-374-8249.

Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 9 You won’t want to miss this year’s holiday must-see musical performance, Handel’s Messiah. Hear every electric detail of Handel’s masterpiece in this Collegium Cincinnati tradition. This year, the performance will be double the fun when the Cincinnati Boychoir joins in on select choruses. 6 p.m. $20-$35. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati. 513-4282224.

CCM Ensemble-in-Residence: Singing in the Season Dec. 15 Join the Cincinnati Youth Choir, CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area as they perform holiday songs from around the globe. 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. $15 general, $10 non-UC student, free UC student. Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.

An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine

Dec. 21-23 Over the Rhine produces a sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard. The Cincinnati group will celebrate the holidays with acoustic renditions of classic songs at Memorial Hall. F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $40-$65. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-9778838,

THEATER White Christmas at La Comedia

Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Returning to La Comedia Dinner Theatre by popular demand is the timeless musical White Christmas. Based on the holiday film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, the musical continues to be a holiday hit. In addition to a great show, tickets come with buffet-style dining. Times vary. $61-$75, Children 11 & under $30. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro. 937-7464554,

Twelfth Night

Nov. 16-Dec. 8 The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company invites you to see what happens when you combine a shipwreck, a cross-dressed lady, a lovelorn lord, a fickle countess, a drunken uncle, a flamboyant fop, an uptight servant, a mischievous clown, a protective pirate and an identical twin in its production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Timesvary. $33$57. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-381-2273,

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

Nov. 17 A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage brings everyone’s favorite holiday classic to life. Join the entire Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and discover the true reason for the season in a presentation the whole family can enjoy! 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $29-$60. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati. 513-621-2787,

A Christmas Carol Cincinnati King

Nov. 3-Dec. 23 Adults and teens are welcomed to celebrate Cincinnati’s rich music history in Cincinnati King, the world premiere musical about King Records. Directed by KJ Sanchez, Cincinnati King is based on interviews and traces the groundbreaking rise of music pioneer Syd Nathan and all of the timeless art he produced. The show features behind-thescenes tales of King Records hits including “The Twist,” “Fever” and “Need Your Love So Bad.” Times vary. Prices vary. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati. 513-421-3888,

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Through Nov. 10 Playhouse in the Park brings to life Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the charming and clever sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Middle sister Mary finally takes center stage when she grows tired of her role as the fitful daughter. When an unexpected encounter brings the possibility of love into Mary’s life, things take an enchanted twist. Times vary. Prices vary. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati. 513-421-3888,

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati. 513-241-6550,

Nov. 21-Dec. 29 Playhouse in the Park’s most popular production is back. A Christmas Carol combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life the timeless story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption in the midst of the holiday season. Times vary. Prices vary. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati. 513-421-3888,

Alice in Wonderland

Nov. 28-Dec. 30 Fall down the rabbit hole this holiday season with Ensemble Theatre’s production of Alice in Wonderland. Based on the beloved tale by Lewis Carroll, this modern retelling features lost Alice and her friends on an adventure with colorful costumes and delightful music. W-F 7 p.m., Sa 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Su 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $57-$63 adult, $31 student, $27 child. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St., Cincinnati. 513-421-3555,

A Christmas Story

Nov. 29-Dec. 23 Follow Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The Covedale Center of the Performing Arts is putting on the timeless Christmas story, A Christmas Story, this holiday season with all elements from the beloved movie—including the lady’s leg lamp! Th 7:30 p.m., F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $29 adults, $26 seniors and students.

SCPA: The Nutcracker

Dec. 6-9 There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than joining Clara on her adventure through the Land of Sweets to the Sugar Plum Fairy. Bring your family to the School for Creative & Performing Arts’ presentation of the Christmas classic. Th-Sa 7 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $10-$20. School for Creative & Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati. 513-363-8100 x 2, news/box-office.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Dec. 8 Junie B. Jones is coming to Memorial Hall this holiday season in a show you will not want to miss. Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells teaches the true meaning of the holiday season when Junie B. draws her arch nemesis’s name for secret Santa. 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. $13. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-977-8838,

Santa Claus: The Musical

Dec. 8-16 In Santa Claus: The Musical, Santa decides to retire after 1,000 years of faithful service, leaving behind sad elves and a bad replacement. Luckily for Santa’s Workshop, Beatrice, Santa’s tech-savvy daughter, decides to stick around and save the day! Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in this jampacked, sleigh-full-of-fun musical that is sure to put your entire family in the holiday spirit! F 7:30 p.m., Sa-Su 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. $10-$35. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. 513-569-8080, w w w.

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Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker


Dec. 13-24 Cincinnati Ballet’s holiday triumph returns once again to Music Hall. The Nutcracker, a family tradition that cannot be missed, is full of wonderful dancing, eye-popping sets, dazzling costumes, and a journey that enraptures the spirit of the holidays. Times vary. $15-$125. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-621-5282,

Dec. 31 Ski, snowboard and snow tube into 2019 at Perfect North. Open until midnight on New Year’s Eve, Perfect North is ringing in the New Year with party favors, a DJ, a torchlight parade and fireworks. 9:30 a.m.-12 a.m. $52+. Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Ind.

Cincinnati Cyclones New Year’s Eve + Indoor Fireworks

Dec. 31 The Cincinnati Cyclones face the Toledo Walleyes in a special New Year Eve’s game. In addition to the game, there will be an indoor firework display to celebrate the New Year. Doors open at 5 p.m., game begins at 6 p.m. $15-$27.50. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Cincinnati. 513-421-4111,

New Year’s Eve at Music Hall

Tickets: The Radio Play

Dec. 14-15 Based on the short story Tickets by Reverend Wendell Mettey, Tickets: The Radio Play shines light on the true spirit of Christmas. When a church has to distribute 253 “Admit One to Heaven” tickets to a congregation of more than 1,000, people begin to realize what the Christmas season is really about. F 7:30 p.m., Sa 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Adult $7, child $5. Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati. 513-793-6256,

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)

Dec. 14-30 The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s holiday smash hit Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is back at the Otto M. Budig Theater this holiday season. Audience members will get a combination of all of their favorite holiday classics including A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Frosty, Rudolph and more! Tu-F 7:30 p.m., Sa 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $43. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-381-2273, 18

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New Year’s Eve Celebration at Perfect North

Dec. 31 The Cincinnati Pops are helping you bid farewell to 2018 in a performance that blends the best of timeless cocktail-hour pop with an upbeat champagne sparkle. Guest vocalist Ryan Silverman will bring his smooth sound to help the Cincinnati Pops count down to the New Year. 8 p.m. $25-$105. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. 513-381-3300,

Happy Zoo Year

Dec. 31 The 10th annual Happy Zoo Year is here to ring in the New Year. This New Year’s bash includes shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppets, a meet and greet with Father Time and Baby, the Festival of Lights and fireworks! 5-9 p.m. Included in zoo admission. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati.

New Year’s Eve Bash at La Comedia

Dec. 31 La Comedia is ringing in the New Year and they want you to be a part of the festivities! The evening will include a buffet with a gourmet menu, a holiday production of White Christmas, a live band and champagne for your midnight toast! End the night (or morning) with La Comedia’s early morning breakfast! $98. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro. 937-746-4554,

New Year’s Eve Cruise

Dec. 31 Celebrate the New Year on the beautiful Ohio River. Start 2019 with a perfect view of Cincinnati’s sparkling skyline, a threeentree buffet, entertainment, champagne at midnight and more! Boarding 8 p.m., sailing 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Adults $110, children $70. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky. 855-833-7920.

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A New Home for History The Holocaust and Humanity Center will open in its new home inside Union Terminal in early 2019.



ore t han t hree years in t he mak ing, the relocation and expansion of the Holocaust and Humanity Center is nearly complete with a grand opening scheduled for January 2019. The new museum will have three times the exhibition space of its former home on Montgomery Road and will become the only Holocaust museum in the U.S. with an authentic connection to its site, as a majority of the approximately 1,000 people who came as refugees or survivors to Cincinnati arrived by train at Union Terminal, according to Executive Director Sarah Weiss. “In many ways for the survivors having their stories and the history preserved and shared in that setting is kind of a homecoming,” Weiss says. “The location is incredibly fitting.” Renamed the Nancy and David Wolf

Holocaust and Humanity Center to honor the lead donors in the project’s $12 million capital campaign, the 7,000-square-foot museum is expected to greatly increase its audience, as Union Terminal receives more than 1 million visitors per year. The extra room will also allow for outreach programs, educator workshops and worldclass traveling exhibits. Originally founded by Holocaust survivors and opened in 2000, the center aims to educate the public about the Holocaust through personal stories from survivors and artifacts from the era, but also display the human spirit and inspire visitors to be a positive change in current society. “[The founders] encouraged us to not only think about preservation, they also wanted their experiences to be used as a warning to future generations and a lesson for us today,” Weiss says. “Our work is really a mission.” The new museum will welcome visitors with a lobby displaying graphic comic vignettes that will later come to life as testimonials from local survivors in an interactive exhibit. Highlighting the museum’s mission, another interactive exhibit named the

When it reopens, the center will feature several interactive displays. Humanity Gallery will display individual moments—some with links to Cincinnati—that will serve to inspire visitors by reminding them that one person or action can make a big difference. The installations are currently being created in Philadelphia and will soon make the trip to Union Terminal, where construction is wrapping up on the new lower level space. A private opening is scheduled for Jan. 26, with a public opening the next day. A ceremony will feature surviving refugees making a ceremonial walk down the steps from the train terminal to the new museum and a performance by the Cincinnati Ballet. n w w w.

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Live Well Cincy: Neurology

Bobbie Smith underwent three operations in 10 days to alleviate pain caused by scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine.



obbie Smith lived with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, her entire life without any problems. Smith worked for 50 years and ran a house that included her husband and two sons. “I went to work, I ran a house, so there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do my daily life,” she says.

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Rendering of the new UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute building currently under construction

She k new t hen t hat she had to do something. And she knew exactly who to call—the staff at Mayfield Brain & Spine. Smith had four herniated discs in her neck repaired by Dr. Thomas Saul, a neurosurgeon at Mayfield Brain & Spine, in 2006. She was pleased with the results and decided to call Mayfield when her latest symptoms became overwhelming. Although Saul was no longer working at Mayfield, Smith says she was referred to Dr. Zachary Tempel, another neurosurgeon at Mayfield Brain & Spine. A computed tomography scan, or CT scan, was conducted on Smith’s spine to help Tempel determine what was causing her symptoms. When Smith saw the CT scan results 22

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it was clear to her what was causing the problem. “I went in and he showed me the CT scan,” Smith says. “My back looked like an S.” One of her sons told her it looked she had a snake in her back, she says. Tempel explained that he would have to perform three operations in five days, requiring Smith to be in the hospital for 10 days, in order to alleviate her pain. “You’re going to hate me for what I have to do to you,” Smith says Tempel told her. Smith told Tempel she doesn’t hate anybody. She certainly didn’t plan on hating Tempel, who Smith calls an “angel.” She had confidence that Tempel would take care of her problem. “He walks into a room and it lights up he’s so confident

and he makes you feel so good,” says Smith. Most importantly, she says, Tempel listened to her. “He actually sat and looked in my eyes and listened to me,” says Smith. “And I felt like whatever I had wrong he could help me.” Tempel says the three operations he performed on Smith were entirely minimally invasive, including the first one through a small opening in her abdomen and the second operation entering from her side. A couple days after the first two surgeries Tempel had imaging studies conducted on Smith’s back to assess what her alignment looked like. The final operation was also minimally invasive through



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or their state to offer new technologies. These include Gamma Knife® radiosurgery at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, the Mazor X robotics system at St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Nevro spinal cord stimulator at the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center. When a Mayfield neurosurgeon used the Magellan Robotic Catheter System at the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute to reach blockages inside the brain, he was the first in the world to utilize the Magellan technology in this way. Meanwhile, Mayfield specialists share their skills at the Mayfield Surgical Innovation Center, a training facility that is hosting more than 30 programs this year.

possible. Minimally invasive surgery, performed through small incisions, promotes faster recoveries for patients.

As a trusted independent physician group, Mayfield seeks to provide the best brain and spine care for its patients. In keeping with that mission, Mayfield neurosurgeons never operate unless absolutely necessary. When surgery is required, Mayfield specialists employ minimally invasive surgical procedures whenever

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Mayfield is proud of its expansion at premier regional healthcare systems, including the Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Meanwhile, Mayfield specialists have treated more than 45,000 patients during the last 10 years at the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center in Norwood. An experienced physical therapy team rounds out Mayfield’s comprehensive approach to spine care, working with patients before and after surgery.


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diagnosis of any type of cancer can feel overwhelming, especially when it’s a cancer of the brain. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, there’s hope. Our team is here for you with comprehensive and compassionate state-of-the-art care. The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Brain Tumor Center is a collaborative effort among Mercy Health, the region’s largest nonprofit Catholic health care system; OHC (Oncology Hematology Care), the region’s largest oncology practice; and Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region’s largest neurosurgical practice. The center has 22 physicians who specialize in: • • • • • • • •

Neurosurgery Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) Radiation oncology Medical oncology Neurology Neuropathology Neuroradiology Rehabilitation medicine

Our team also includes highly trained nurse practitioners, registered nurses and medical physicists, as well as the region’s only fellowship-trained team of physicians who treat tumors of the skull base. Together, we can help you through your journey to recovery. What We Treat A brain tumor diagnosis demands the best brain tumor treatment. Our team of experienced specialists provide treatment for every type of benign and malignant brain tumor, including: • • • • • • • • •

Glioma/glioblastoma Metastatic tumors Skull base tumors Meningioma Pituitary tumors Acoustic neuroma Lymphoma Brain lesions Spinal tumors

State-of-the-art Tools The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health has the only Gamma Knife® ICON™ in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region. The ICON enables the team to treat virtually any location in the brain with ultra-high precision and minimal effect on healthy tissue. The ICON promises accuracy to .5 millimeters while delivering a radiation dose to healthy tissue that is two to five times lower than competing technologies. Other Treatments Every patient’s treatment is unique, which is why the Brain Tumor Center’s specialists meet at a bi-weekly Tumor Board Conference to discuss complex cases, review treatment options and create a treatment plan for each individual patient. Our treatments include: • Intraoperative Airo® CT • Stereotactic neuro-navigation • Intraoperative fluorescence-guided surgery • Intraoperative ultrasound and electro physiology • Continuous EEG recording • Awake craniotomy

• Microscopic and endoscopic surgery • Tumor treating field therapy • Systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy Experience by the Numbers By working together, we have successfully performed over: • 6,000 open surgeries • 3,500 radiosurgery procedures • 2,100 bone marrow transplants • 850 Gamma Knife procedures We have the experience and passion to treat your brain tumor, all with the support and compassion you need throughout your healing.

Live Well Cincy: Neurology

Imaging from Bobbie Smith’s back before and after surgery

her back where medical screws and rods were implanted to lock her spine in place, Tempel says. The minimally invasive techniques used in Smith’s surgery, particularly the one entering through an opening on the patient’s side, are newer procedures that are quickly becoming standard, says Tempel. “We’re kind of taking advantage of the body’s natural corridors to the spine rather than burrowing through muscle and ligaments,” he says. “This has been kind of how we’ve been involved in the forefront of bringing a lot of these techniques into the mainstream for patients with spinal deformities and scoliosis, specifically that lateral technique,” he says. “At May f ield Clinic we’re pushing the envelope with regards to those new technologies to try to achieve greater alignment restoration and deformity correction through less invasive surgery,” Tempel says. Smith’s operations were a success. “I’m working on the treadmill 30 minutes a day and I do 30 minutes of back exercises and

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Live Well Cincy: Neurology “We’re pushing the envelope with regards to those new technologies to try to achieve greater alignment restoration and deformity correction through less invasive surgery.” — Dr. Zachary Tempel, neurosurgeon at Mayfield Brain & Spine

I’m even lifting weights,” says the 74-yearold Smith. “I’ve never felt better in my life.” Another success story taking place in the field of neurology is the University of Cincinnati’s new Gardner Neuroscience Institute building now under construction. The four-story, 114,000-square-foot facility will serve as the home base for about 125 neuroscience physicians and researchers while providing comprehensive care for the most complex neurological patients, says Dr. Joe Broderick, director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. The building was designed from the ground up with patients who have neurologic diseases in mind, he says. Spaces in

the garage are big enough to accommodate patients who uses a wheelchair or walker, the garage surface is flat to make it easier to navigate, there are multiple places to sit down in the hallways so patients can take a break and even the bathrooms are designed so family members can help patients, says Broderick. “We spent probably two years with patient groups who had different neurologic problems and just listened to their stories about what was important to them about checking in and parking and bathrooms and seeing their doctors,” he says. “Even the way the doors open and close are not the typical doors that kind

of open out—because you can knock people over—so these are sliding doors for the patients,” says Broderick. Even the rooms where patients meet with doctors are designed to be larger than the typical exam room so more family members can be present, he says.

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he TriHealth/Mayfield Brain & Spine partnership provides patients with the largest team of physicians, bringing the most clinical experience, of any neuroscience professionals in Southwest Ohio. These highly trained experts deliver comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the brain and spine. More patients come to us than any other health system. Recently, TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital became the first in the Midwest and third in the U.S. to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for brain tumor certification. The certification by the Joint Commission is recognition of the quality of patient care, clinical excellence and a culture of excellence across the health system, among others. TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive this certification. “The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Brain Tumor Certification demonstrates our commitment to achieve the highest standards of brain tumor care,” says Dr. Richard Curry, director of neurology, TriHealth Physician Partners. “We used

Dr. Richard Curry

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the Joint Commission’s rigorous onsite evaluation process as an opportunity to measure how we were going through our own care process, making sure what we were doing with our metrics and tracking measures was the right way to provide our patients exceptional care.”

oncologists, medical oncologists and pathologists. The team reviews brain tumor scans and patient histories, discusses possible treatment plans and arrives at a consensus opinion, which is then discussed with the patient and his or her family.

TriHealth’s team-based approach includes regularly scheduled Tumor Board meetings where our brain tumor specialists, along with our partners at Mayfield Brain & Spine, review challenging cases and recommend treatment plans. The Tumor Board includes the region’s only fellowship-trained neuro-oncologist along with neurosurgeons, radiation

Our clinical expertise is supported by advance technology, equipment and facilities, enabling us to provide safe, compassionate and advanced care for a wide range of neurological disorders.

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Dr. Joe Broderick is the director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Lots of natural light will be present in the building because of the plentiful glass windows, says Broderick. The light will be diffused because the building will have a fabric covering—similar to material used at the Denver International Airport—to help prevent the building from overheating, he says. “We think that’s really cool,” says Broderick. Twelve clinical centers will be located in the new building so patients won’t have to 28

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go to multiple locations for treatments or tests. “Our current model is that we see patients but we often have to send them a lot of different places to do different things— whether its imaging, it’s getting therapy or seeing different types of doctors—and this puts it all in one location so it’s a one-stop shopping so to speak,” he says. Another advantage of the new building, which is expected to open in April, is it will have rooms available for patients to learn

about their neurologic diseases. “We also designed the building to be an educational experience as well so you can learn about the disease, not just talking to your doctor, but also within the space itself,” says Broderick. The new building will also house researchers, he says. That means patients who are not responding well to a treatment may be able to participate in a clinical trial being conducted by researchers in the

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI GARDNER NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE University of Cincinnati Medical Center 234 Goodman St. | Cincinnati, OH 45219

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s part of UC Health, the region’s only adult academic medical center, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Gardner Neuroscience Institute offers patients unparalleled access to cutting-edge research, worldclass clinical trials, the most advanced technology and the latest innovations in medical treatment and care. The institute is uniquely suited to provide the multidisciplinary care patients need, along with the region’s only comprehensive stroke center, level IV (highest) epilepsy center with 24-hour inpatient monitoring and level I trauma center (highest) and neurocritical care facility. More than 125 physicians representing 15 clinical specialties of neurological care serve our locations in Cincinnati, West Chester and Florence, and at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care. A New Home, a Growing Team for Neurological Care As the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute builds a new UC Health facility for outpatient care, it’s also building a team of specialists and faculty experts in neurosurgery to meet patients’ needs. Architect Perkins+Will incorporated the feedback of a UC Health patient advisory group to design the space with neurological patients in mind. From the parking to the lighting to the furniture throughout the building, their input was considered in every aspect of the patient experience. Spaces will facilitate collaboration among physicians, streamline clinical trial operations and

provide one-stop availability for key services such as brain and spine imaging; physical, occupational and speech therapy; infusion therapy; integrative medicine; and education opportunities for patients and their families. The new facility, opening in spring 2019, will better serve the institute’s growing patient population, and is already helping to attract and retain the top health care professionals working in the neuroscience field today. Throughout the last year, UC Health has hired six neurosurgery physicians with expertise in the areas of brain tumor, cerebrovascular, complex spine care and functional neurosurgery, including treatment for degenerative disease, deformities, trauma, tumors, spinal cord injury and complex revision spinal surgeries.

New physicians joining UC Health include: - Dr. Nicholas Marko, director of the UC Brain Tumor Center - Dr. Charles Prestigiacomo, director of neurovascular and endovascular surgery, treating aneurysms and stroke - Dr. Juan Torres-Reveron, specializing in functional neurosurgery for movement disorders and epilepsy, including deep brain stimulation - Dr. Jonathan Forbes, with a specialty in minimally invasive skull-base surgery and pituitary tumors - Dr. Rani Nasser, focused on spinal tumors and complex spinal surgery - Dr. Matthew Garrett, who will start in November 2018, specializing in brain tumors

Live Well Cincy: Neurology Gardner Neuroscience Institute building. “You have the opportunity to participate in something that may help you but also help people in the future. That’s a really great thing,” he says. “That clinical trial will be a big part of what happens in the building. I’m always so proud of people who participate in clinical research studies

that help advance the field for everybody.” Broderick says he hopes the new Gardner Neuroscience Institute building will be seen as home by patients, where they learn about their disease, get care for that disease and also help in the future in terms of research with their particular problem. As an added bonus, the building’s lobby

will include world-class Rookwood Pottery with images of Native Americans from Jim Gardner’s collection, he says. “We’re trying very much to have this Cincinnati themed in terms of artwork and things like that because we hope this is one of those kind of jewel recognition places,” says Broderick. n

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haritable giving topped $400 billon for the first time in a single year in 2017, but changes to the tax code have nonprofits and charities anticipating a decline in individual giving and looking at different strategies in 2018. According to “Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017,” American individuals, foundations and charities gave $410 billion last year, a 5 percent increase from 2016. Individuals gave an estimated $286 billion, foundations gave $66 billion and corporate giving totaled approximately $20 billion, according to the report. However, the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could reduce giving in 2018, because it nearly doubles the standard deduction for single and joint filers. Singles went from $6,350 to $12,000 and joint filers from $12,700 to $24,000. According to “The Philanthropy Outlook 2018 & 2019,” which is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI (which also compiles the Giving USA report), charitable giving could decrease by between $4 billion and $11 billion. “Research finds that while tax incentives are not the primary motivation for giving among most donors, the charitable deduction incentivizes giving and affects the timing and amount of donations,” the report states. “The charitable deduction has typically only been available to taxpayers who itemize and itemizers are far more likely to donate to charity than non-itemizers. Itemizers also donate larger amounts, accounting for approximately 80 percent of total charitable giving.” Although no one is sure how the increase will affect charitable giving this year, taxpayers certainly had more incentive to donate in previous years, according to Truepoint Wealth Counsel Tax Specialist and CPA Claire McKenna. State and local taxes, mortgage interests and charitable donations are the main 32

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deductions that reduce taxable income, so more people would likely choose to itemize deductions rather than take the standard deduction in previous years before the standard amount doubled. The higher standard rate could disincentivize charitable donations because the filer isn’t likely to exceed the standard deduction. “Last year you would have been more inclined to make a charitable contribution because it would have bumped up your

itemized number,” McKenna says. Freestore Foodbank President and CEO Kurt Reiber says the nonprofit has yet to see an impact from the new tax laws and thinks Tristate residents will continue to respond to the call to feed the hungry during the holidays. “Holidays are a special time, [but] they are also one of the most challenging times of the year for the children and families that we serve,” Reiber says. “At this point, we have not seen an impact in donations

The Freestore Foodbank says it has not seen a decrease in donations this year.

as a result of the new tax law. “We recognize that our supporters see the need in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana and we are confident that we will continue to work together to keep our communities healthy and strong.” Greater Cincinnati Foundation Vice President of Donor and Private Foundation Services Phillip Lanham agrees it is too early to tell if charitable giving numbers will drop, but says clients are using donor advised funds as a strategy to maintain their contributions. “It’s our most popular vehicle for charitable giving that our donors use,” Lanham says.

The funds allow donors to suggest multi-year grants to nonprofits that pay out on a regular schedule, which has led to donors to use a “bundling” strategy for tax purposes. Donors will donate a large lump sum into a fund and receive the tax deduction in that year, then apply the standard deduction for several years after before making another donation and repeating the strategy, Lanham says. “Many people are using donor advised funds to facilitate that bunching strategy,” he says. So far, there hasn’t been a reduction in giving from previous years for the GCF, but the fourth quarter of the year is when

“Holidays are a special time, [but] they are also one of the most challenging times of the year for the children and families that we serve … At this point, we have not seen an impact in donations as a result of the new tax law. —Kurt Reiber, Freestore Foodbank President and CEO

most donations come into the Foundation, especially in December, so it is too early to say definitively what the impact will be. Another popular giving strategy for GCF clients is donating stocks because there is no capital gains tax for public charity, Lanham says. “The stock market has been doing extremely well and many donors want to capitalize on giving appreciated securities,” he says. “Their charitable giving is able to go further.” Recently introduced Giving Circles have also become popular among clients. Started last year, the circles gather donors for a specific cause, asking them to coinvest, with the foundation matching their giving amount. “[Last year] 14 donors came together and then we matched it so those 14 individuals reward about $120,000 combined,” Lanham says. Despite many experts anticipating a downturn in giving, the Giving USA 2018 report notes that tax policy is only one factor when it comes to charitable giving. Consumer expenditures, the gross domestic product and other factors weigh heavily in the equation as well. Time will tell what the impact of the new tax code will have on charitable giving, but with last year’s all-time high, it is clear philanthropy is alive and well, especially during the holiday season. n w w w.

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ALL-STARS 2019 There are so many good causes in the world. From assisting families find access to food to helping teens get their first job, there are hundreds of good causes that are being supported by local nonprofits. And passionate, fantastic volunteers—who care deeply for their causes—are supporting those nonprofits. Each year, we reach out to local charities to ask for their Charitable All-Stars—the standout people who donate their time and energy in ways that exceed what was asked. These are people who work passionately for what they care about while asking for nothing in return. The following pages introduce people who have gone above and beyond for their causes—meet the 2019 Charitable All-Stars.



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JEANETTE ALTENAU Freestore Foodbank

As TriHealth’s director of community relations, Jeanette Altenau works with nearly every nonprofit in the Cincinnati area. Although the job comes with 12-hour days, working weekends and holidays, Altenau wouldn’t have it any other way. “I have a lot of passion for what I do in this job and if you didn’t it would be hard to do,” Altenau says. Driven by the belief that every project is equally important, Altenau does whatever it takes to make sure her clients fulfill their goals. When a Healthy Harvest Mobile Market truck (which brings fresh and healthy foods to Cincinnati communities) broke down, Altenau stepped in. She had volunteers head to a local grocery store and set up folding chairs to distribute the food, making sure everyone got what they needed. “You become very aware that there are people depending on you to keep your word,” she says. “You don’t know that

there’s not a mom some w here w ho got up that day and t he on l y r e a s on she knows her kids are going to eat the rest of the week is because that food is goi ng to be i n that location at that time.” Nom i nated b y Trish Rayner, vice president of external affairs for the Fre estore Foodbank, Altenau says that working with so many nonprofits allows her to see the effects of her help culminate throughout the community. For school children, she sees the combined impact of a Marvin Lewis Community Fund project that promotes retention; the Crayons to Computers program, which provides school supplies; and the Freestore Foodbank Power Pack program, which provides ready-to-eat snack packs.

“Part of the most rewarding part about my job is you can see how an organization like TriHealth, making the right strategic decisions in the community, can have such an amazing ripple effect,” she says. “Its an amazing gift in my life that you get to be a part of so many transformational changes and so many amazing projects.” - Scott Unger



11060 Kenwood Road • Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-793-6256 • Year founded: 1991 Top Executive Officer: Tim Mettey, CEO Board Chair: Michael Brandy President, Brandicorp


atthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, educational materials, medical supplies, building supplies and disaster relief across the US and worldwide. Matthew 25: Ministries has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and donors. Matthew 25: Ministries now ships more than 16 million pounds of aid a year—over 900 truckloads—helping more than 22 million people throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Matthew 25: Ministries strives to fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill and humanitarian supplies to those in need. Matthew 25 uses these product donations as building blocks to encourage individuals to help themselves and to develop healthier, more self-sufficient, sustainable communities. Additionally, Matthew 25: Ministries is committed to fulfilling Matthew 25:40 by educating the public on the conditions and needs of the “least of these” and by providing resources for action. Matthew 25: Ministries programs fall into four major categories that include Humanitarian Aid Distribution, Disaster Relief Services, Manufacturing and Special Programs. Because of its rapid growth, Matthew 25: Ministries is launching a multi-faceted facility expansion that will enable it to continue growing and reaching more people in need.

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The Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky For Jim Scott, former WLW radio host who many woke up to for nearly 50 years, volunteering is a no-brainer. “I have really always felt that I had a responsibility to volunteer and help nonprofit organizations,” he says. “I could make a difference and, in some cases, maybe more than the average person could because I could talk about it on the radio and just spend time doing it. I’ve always been a volunteer.” Scott has volunteered for 50 years with organizations like the United Way, March of Dimes, and Freestore Foodbank, and this year he is once again chairman of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle and Love Your Neighbor campaigns. Scott has chaired the Red Kettle campaign several times, but last year his efforts went into overdrive, with the campaign raising close to $1 million. What changed from 2016 to 2017 is that Scott and the Sal-


NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER 50 East Freedom Way • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-333-7739 •


he National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. We reveal stories about freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today. Our physical location in downtown Cincinnati is just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Since opening in 2004, we have filled a substantial void in our nation’s cultural heritage. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, we illuminate the true meaning of inclusive freedom by presenting permanent and special exhibits that inspire, public programming that provokes dialogue and action, and educational resources that equip modern abolitionists.


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vation Army turned much of their focus from raising funds to recruiting more volunteers. “In 2016 … we raised a lot of money but as I remember it we missed [the goal] by at least a couple hundred thousand dollars. I remember at the end of that campaign saying, ‘What do you think the problem is?’” he says. “Without missing a beat, they said, ‘Well, we need more volunteer bell ringers.’ … I was really sort of surprised … I would think that the community as a whole just doesn’t understand that you need volunteer bell ringers.” To fulfill this need, the Salvation Army developed the Love Your Neighbor campaign. Scott says they’ve found success reaching out to possible volunteers with specific days and times, and they’ve been able to keep more buckets out at locations throughout the Tristate during the holiday season. “The thing about Jim is he not only says to folks, ‘Come volunteer,’ he does it himself,” says Larry Ashcraft, divisional leader of the Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. “I remember one

time going to the Key Bank in Hyde Park, Jim was just standing there. … I think Jim, when he does something, he jumps in with both feet. There’s not one toe in the water.” Julie Budden, divisional director of development for the Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, says that the nonprofit saw a 322.5 percent increase in volunteers for the 2017 Christmas season.

As successful as 2017 was, Scott is looking to have an even better season in 2018. “I just think it’s a wonderful organization and their motto about do the most good, they really do and they help so many different people. They help kids, they help seniors, poor people. It’s very broad what they do all across this area,” he says. - Corinne Minard

Jim Scott encouraged others to volunteer during LoveYourNeighbor Saturdays.

Yearly Impact Giving access to underresourced friends

Preschoolers ready for kindergarten

$3,052,000 Free meals served

372,000 Campers discover independence


Safer swimmers


1,259 College scholarships awarded

$584,000 Teens gain work experience


Seniors connect meaningfully

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Help us do more good!

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With more than 100 murals completed in 36 Cincinnati neighborhoods and seven local cities it’s hard not to see the beauty created by the youth apprentices and professional artists at ArtWorks. But John Korn knows there’s something more important behind all those murals and other programs at ArtWorks. “I don’t

think enough people know what is behind it,” says Korn, the past board president and current board member at ArtWorks. What’s behind “it” is an inspirational story of touching the lives of countless numbers of teens in a positive way, says the co-owner of American Scaffolding. “We’re creating great, beautiful public art and then we’re also doing it in a way that helps give back to the community,” says Korn ArtWorks gives back to the community by hiring youth ages 14 to 20, half of whom are from low-income households, and teaching them not only how to make art and murals but how to be responsible. For many of the 150 youth ArtWorks employs each summer, it is their first job, he says. And he loves to watch the young artists grow. “We interview them in March and they go from very shy and timid to young people who will stand up in front of a hundred people and talk like

it’s nothing,” says Korn. It inspires him to keep serving on the board at ArtWorks. “There’s a lot of good things in this city that you can do and this is one of my favorite things,” he says. “The more they ask me to do the more I just want to keep doing as much as I can to stay involved and do what I can and be a part of it.” - Eric Spangler

“Charity is the cement that binds communities to God, and persons to one another.” - St. Vincent de Paul

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“We cannot thank CABVI enough for supporting Andrew’s passion for music and technology.” –Amy, mother of Andrew Gillespie

Ensuring full lives and community inclusion since 1911. Your tax-deductible gift will support CABVI’s vision rehabilitation services to help people of all ages in our community adapt to severe vision loss. 513-221-8558 CONNECT WITH US


can provide a radio to listen to RRS broadcasts of printed information.


can provide a white cane to use for safe travel.


can provide a hand-held lighted magnifier for a person with low vision.


can provide adaptive technology instruction.


Davita Riggs is an alumna of the Brighton Recovery Center.



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ulie Van Brunt, 30, from Erlanger, Kentucky, found the training services she needed thanks to the Brighton Center. “A home visitor from Every Child Succeeds [a Brighton Center program] pointed me to Brighton Center in 2017,” she says. It was there that she was able to receive training in its medical assisting programs.

Van Brunt received a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) designation in April 2018 from the center, which provides free training in adult education classes with a curriculum in a variety of subjects including medical terminology. She is now employed at UC Health in the department of neurology.

“My teachers have immersed themselves into my life. I want to immerse myself in someone else’s,” she adds. “There’s a lot to learn, but it tends to change your life.” Van Brunt is just one of many adults who have been helped by the Brighton Center, located at 741 Central Ave. in Newport, Kentucky. The mission of the center is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment and leadership. Melissa Hall Sommer, senior director of family economic success at the Brighton Center, says, “We need to get people in the workforce.” During its last fiscal year, the Brighton Center impacted the lives of over 43,736 individuals, from infants to senior citizens, through 41 programs across the eight counties of Northern Kentucky and beyond. The Brighton Center has four major areas of concentration, which it developed thanks to a community-based survey performed every four years. They are services for youth; education, employment and financial education; the heroin epidemic; and organization. These areas of focus are a major part of the center’s strategic plan for 2018-2021. The goal of the youth program is to ensure youth from school age to 24 have the support and services necessary to reach their full potential and are positioning them to achieve success in life. These services include the Homeward Bound Shelter, a 24-hour emergency shelter for homeless, runaway, abused, neglected and dependent youth ages 11-17; the Independent Living Program, which assists youth ages 18-21 in the Kentucky State Foster Care system in finding stable and safe apartments; and Project Safe Place, an outreach and prevention program for youth ages 6-17 who need help and safety. Wit h educat ion, employ ment and financial education, the goal is to help adults find a career that allows families to achieve their financial goals. The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board selected Brighton Center to serve as the operator and direct service provider for the Kentucky Career Center, which is Northern Kentucky’s largest career preparation and workforce development network and covers eight counties. Services include job search success workshops, resume and interviewing workshops, and professional

networking opportunities. The center’s plan for addressing the heroin epidemic is communicated to and aligned with the community. For example, Brighton Recovery Center for Women in Campbell County is planning to expand. Support is provided for those who have loved ones struggling with the disease. The goal is to be sure active steps are taken to ensure that needs of the families are addressed. And when it comes to organization, the focus will be on implementing a data management system and other automation efficiencies allowing integration of service, equity and internal systems. In addition, there will be volunteer utilization and management, integration of a common Family Centered Coaching experience, advancing racial equity and definition of the public policy platform. Founded by Rev. Bill Neuroth, assistant priest at Corpus Christi Church in Newport, in 1966, the Brighton Center continues to adapt to the needs of the region. When Neuroth started the center, he did so because he noticed the migration of people from Appalachia looking for work at Newport Steel and George Wiedemann Brewing Co., LLC. Neuroth started the center with volunteers at church to help people from a country setting adjust to an urban environment. Today, services might include food, clothing and emergency help. Most services, including job training, are free of charge, with the exception of childcare. “During the recession, we met people where they were,” says Sommer. “We talk about people’s hopes and dreams and give them a vision of the future.” The Brighton Center also has been recognized nationally because of the unique way it engages families, wraps its comprehensive services around the family and partners with them on their path toward self-sufficiency. Race Forward, a national nonprofit organization with offices in New York and Oakland, profiled the center in its “2017 Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Development and Racial Equity in Healthcare and IT.” The center was one of eight programs specifically highlighted in a report published by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research located in Washington on January 31, 2017. The report was entitled “Programs to Support Job Training

From left: Tasha Ross, medical assisting success coach; Julie Van Brunt, graduate of the Center for Employment (CET); and Lee Ann Duffy, medical skill instructor, pose for a photo at the Center for Employment graduation.

Success: Innovations to Address Unmet Needs.” It outlined key findings and recommendations from Phase I of the research as well as a profile on Brighton Center. And the center is one of seven in the country selected for the Supporting Transitions to Employment for Parents’ pilot program offered by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Brighton Center has 187 employees both full-time and part-time on staff, but its volunteers number 1,817. “We couldn’t do anything without volunteers,” Sommer adds. Major funding comes from the federal government, which includes the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture. Even with governmental help, President and CEO Tammy Weidinger, who has been with the center for 37 years, says that finding the funding it needs to offer the diversification of services is always a challenge. Those interested in helping can donate to the Brighton Center directly on its website (, participate in the center’s holiday drive (to which you can donate gifts, toys, food and personal care items) or volunteer. For people like Van Brunt, the Brighton Center has made all the difference. “You become a family,” she says. “You come to a brighter spot.” n w w w.

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CINCINNATI ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (CABVI) 2045 Gilbert Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-221-8558 |


ounded in 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages who have severe vision loss in the Greater Cincinnati region. We help more than 5,800 people annually to lead full and independent lives.

employment opportunities in our Industries Program and in our Communication Center for people who are legally blind or visually impaired. We sell office products and other supplies through VIE Ability, a social enterprise that provides employment for people with vision loss. CABVI operates a Base Supply Center, called Office Runway, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that sells office products. We also provide employment in Contract Management Services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and in Quantico, Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia.

CABVI programs include early Childhood and Youth Services, Social Services, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Orientation and Mobility Services, Low Vision Services, Radio Reading Services, Talking Book Machine Services, Personalized Talking Print Services, Volunteer Services and Access Technol- CABVI welcomes community ogy Services. CABVI provides support through financial do-

nations and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers assist people by: reading printed materials for individuals; reading on-air for Radio Reading Services; reading newspapers, magazines, or other materials over the telephone for Personalized Talking Print (PTP); providing transportation and serving as sighted guides; and helping with administrative projects and special events. For more information about CABVI or to make a donation, please call 513-221-8558 or visit our website at

LOCAL NONPROFIT DIRECTORY The Better Business Bureau accredits charities that have decided their vision can only be achieved by establishing a relationship of trust between a cause and the community. These charities have demonstrated an effort to meet BBB’s Standards for Charity Accountability. The following charities have completed the rigorous process of BBB Accreditation and have been deemed active, honest, engaged, and effective. The charities listed as Accredited Charity Seal Holders have taken an extra step toward their commitment with BBB by formally adhering to BBB’s Code of Business Practices. Charities listed as WGA Accredited Charity Seal Holders and

ACCREDITED CHARITY A Child’s Hope International, Inc. Alliance/Advocacy Organizations; International Relief, Adoption Cincinnati 513-771-2244 Abilities First Foundation, Inc. Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers; Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions Middletown 513-423-9496 Bethany House Services, Inc. Temporary Shelter For the Homeless; Other Housing Support Services Cincinnati 513-921-1131 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hamilton 513-867-1227

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Children’s and Youth Services; Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related; Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment Covington 859-261-8768 CincySmiles Foundation Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic; Public Health Program; Homeless Services/ Centers Cincinnati 513-621-0248 CityLink Center Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. Cincinnati 513-357-2000 Covington Partners Single Organization Support Covington 859-392-3182

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati Big Brothers, Big Sisters Cincinnati 513-421-4120

Crayons to Computers Primary/Elementary Schools; Secondary/High School; Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions Cincinnati 513-482-3290

Cancer Family Care, Inc. Mental Health Treatment Cincinnati 513-731-3346

Dress for Success Cincinnati Human Service Organizations Cincinnati 513-651-3372

WGA Accredited Charities are accredited by the Wise Giving Alliance. WGA issues the BBB Standards used for local charities, and applies those same Standards to nationally soliciting charities. The charities in these two sections are accredited by WGA and have a known local presence. Inclusion to or omission from this list should not be interpreted as approval or disapproval of a charity. The nonprofits listed under Other are not BBB accredited, but are organizations Cincy Magazine supports. The descriptive categories with each nonprofit are the cause area provided by the IRS and do not reflect that opinions of the magazine.

East End Adult Education Center Adult, Continuing Education Cincinnati 513-321-6744 eastendadulteducationcenter. com Easter Seals Tristate Autism; Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly); Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers Cincinnati 513-281-2316 Great Miami Valley YMCA YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA Hamilton 513-887-0001 Hamilton County Special Olympics Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) Cincinnati 513-271-2606 Hoosier Hills Literacy League Adult, Continuing Education Lawrenceburg 812-584-8516 Hope House Rescue Mission, Inc. Homeless Services/Centers Middletown 513-424-4673 Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati Temporary Shelter For the Homeless Cincinnati 513-471-1100

Jewish Family Service Human Service Organizations Cincinnati 513-469-1188 Junior Achievement OKI Partners, Inc. Alliance/Advocacy Organizations; Business, Youth Development; Business, Youth Development Cincinnati 513-346-7100 LifeSpan, Inc. Senior Centers/Services; Financial Counseling, Money Management; Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers Hamilton 513-868-3210 NAMI Northern Kentucky Family Services Covington 513-205-4118 Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Human Service Organizations; Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions; Employment Training Covington 859-581-6607 Over-the-Rhine Community Housing Public Housing Cincinnati 513-381-1171

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Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. Counseling Support Groups Cincinnati 888-818-7662 PreventionFIRST! Community Coalitions; Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) Cincinnati 513-751-8000 Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center Youth Development Programs; Birth Defects; Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) Fort Mitchell 859-331-0880 SOTENI, Inc. Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.; AIDS; International Economic Development Cincinnati 513-729-9932 The HealthCare Connection, Inc. Community Health Systems Cincinnati 513-554-4100 Transitions, Inc. Rehabilitation Services for Offenders Covington 859-491-4435

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LOCAL NONPROFIT DIRECTORY United Way of Greater Cincinnati Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way Cincinnati 513-762-7100 CHARITY SEAL HOLDER 4C for Children Children’s and Youth Services; Adult, Continuing Education; Family Services Cincinnati 513-221-0033 Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer’s; Brain Disorders Cincinnati 513-721-4284 American Heritage Girls, Inc. Youth Community Service Clubs; Christian; Scouting Cincinnati 513-771-2025 Answers In Genesis, Inc. Protestant; Natural History, Natural Science Museums; Science & Technology Museum Hebron 859-727-2222 Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati Children’s and Youth Services; Victims’ Services Cincinnati 513-221-4447 Brighton Center, Inc. Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. Newport 859-491-8303 Camp Joy Youth Development Programs; Human Service Organizations; Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) Clarksville 937-289-2031


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Caracole, Inc. Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C.; Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance; Homeless Services/Centers Cincinnati 513-761-1480 Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio Human Service Organizations; Food Banks, Food Pantries; Mental Health Treatment Cincinnati 513-241-7745 Catholic Residential Services Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers Cincinnati 513-784-0400 Catholics United for the Poor Human Service Organizations Cincinnati 513-471-4990 Center for Addiction Treatment Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) Cincinnati 513-381-6672 Center for Independent Living Options Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations Cincinnati 513-241-2600 Children Inc. Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions; Alliance/Advocacy Organizations; Educational Services and Schools - Other Covington 859-431-2075 Christian Community Health Services Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic Cincinnati 513-381-2247


Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services; Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments; Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) Cincinnati 513-221-8558 Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. Radio; Humanities Organizations; Music Cincinnati 513-352-9185 Cincinnati Works, Inc. Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training; Personal Social Services Cincinnati 513-744-9675 Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Youth Development Programs; Educational Services and Schools - Other; Children’s and Youth Services Cincinnati 513-363-5200 City Gospel Mission Homeless Services/Centers; Adult, Child Matching Programs; Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training Cincinnati 513-241-5525 Clermont County Community Services, Inc. Senior Citizens’ Housing/Retirement Communities Batavia 513-732-2277 Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations; Senior Centers/ Services; Alliance/Advocacy Organizations Cincinnati 513-721-1025

Economics Center for Education and Research Educational Services and Schools - Other Cincinnati 513-556-2948

Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions Children’s and Youth Services; Mental Health Treatment California, KY 859-635-0500

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Theater; Performing Arts; Arts Education/Schools Cincinnati 513-421-3555

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati Alliance/Advocacy Organizations Cincinnati 513-721-4663

Every Child Succeeds Family Services Cincinnati 513-636-2830 FamiliesFORWARD Children; Families Cincinnati 513-721-7044 Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky, Inc. Victims’ Services; Counseling Support Groups; Family Services Florence 859-525-3200 Fatherhood Revisited Youth Development Programs Cincinnati 513-401-4362 Focus On Youth, Inc. Foster Care; Adoption; Mental Health Treatment West Chester 513-644-1030 Freestore Foodbank, Inc. Food Banks, Food Pantries; Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly); Housing Search Assistance Cincinnati 513-482-4500 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati Housing Development, Construction, Management Cincinnati 513-621-4147

Hyde Park Multi-Service Center for Older Adults Senior Centers/Services Cincinnati 513-321-6816 Impact 100, Inc. Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. Cincinnati 513-554-3065 iSPACE, Inc. Youth Development Programs; Elementary, Secondary Ed Cincinnati 513-612-5786 Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati Legal Services Cincinnati 513-241-9400 Life Learning Center Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. Covington 859-431-0100 Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc. Family Services (Adolescent Parents); Group Home (Long Term); Homeless Services/ Centers Cincinnati 513-221-3350

Matthew 25: Ministries, Inc. Human Service Organizations; Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services Cincinnati 513-793-6256 Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Inc. Employment Training; Adult, Continuing Education; Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. Cincinnati 513-751-2500 mercyneighborhoodministries. org National Multiple Sclerosis Society Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. Cincinnati 513-956-4110

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Goodwill Industries; Developmentally Disabled Services/ Centers Cincinnati 513-771-4800 One Way Farm of Fairfield, Inc. Children’s and Youth Services Fairfield 513-829-3276 Over-The-Rhine & Walnut Hills Kitchens and Pantry Human Service Organizations Cincinnati 513-961-1983 People Working Cooperatively, Inc. Home Improvement/Repairs; Health Support Services Cincinnati 513-351-7921

Restavek Freedom Foundation Private Grantmaking Foundations Cincinnati 513-475-3710 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels); Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) Cincinnati 513-636-7642 Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. Human Service Organizations; Family Services; Neighborhood Center, Settlement House Cincinnati 513-557-2730

Shared Harvest Foodbank, Inc. Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash); Food Banks, Food Pantries Fairfield 513-874-0114 Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Cincinnati Human Service Organizations; Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C.; Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. Cincinnati 513-562-8841 Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Northern Kentucky Human Service Organizations; Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C.; Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. Crescent Springs 859-341-3212

SPCA Cincinnati Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) Cincinnati 513-541-6100 Stepping Stones, Inc. Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations Cincinnati 513-831-4660 Strategies to End Homelessness Other Housing Support Services; Homeless Services/ Centers Cincinnati 513-263-2780

Kick Off to a Great Time! Redwood is celebrating more than 65 years of serving children and adults with disabilities in the Northern Kentucky region. Please join us at our largest fundraising event of the year! Get your picture taken with Ben-Gal Cheerleaders in the Photo Booth. Enjoy drinks while sitting in Paul Brown Stadium. Meet current and past Bengal Players throughout the venue. Live music will accompany a served dinner and you can dance the night away with a live band. Have fun with live & silent auctions, raffles and games all night long during the event.

71 Orphanage Rd. • Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 • 859.331.0880 Redwood guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives by providing enriching educational, therapeutic and vocational services.

2019 Redwood Express

Sponsored by:

At Paul Brown Stadium Friday March 1, 2019 • 6:30-pm-11pm Visit: for more information


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LOCAL NONPROFIT DIRECTORY Tender Mercies, Inc. Other Housing Support Services; Homeless Services/Centers; Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related Cincinnati 513-721-8666 The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, Ohio Children’s and Youth Services; Mental Health Treatment; Educational Services and Schools - Other Cincinnati 513-272-2800 The LAM Foundation Lung; Kidney Montgomery 513-777-6889

UpSpring Temporary Shelter For the Homeless Cincinnati 513-389-0805 Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc. Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash); Temporary Shelter For the Homeless; Employment Training Covington 859-431-8717 Wesley Community Services Organization Senior Continuing Care Communities Cincinnati 513-661-2777

The MariElders, Inc. Senior Centers/Services Cincinnati 513-271-5588

WGA ACCREDITED CHARITY American Diabetes Association Specifically Named Diseases; Specifically Named Diseases Research; Community Coalitions 800-342-2383 Cure SMA Specifically Named Diseases; Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases; Birth Defects, Genetic Diseases Research 513-753-8222

American Cancer Society Human Service Organizations; Cancer; Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement 888-227-6446

In 2018, CHAOC funded multiple projects totaling $575,000 in areas such as Cardiac Arrest Prevention, Camp Joyful Hearts, patient educational technology and more.

American Lung Association Lung; Cancer 800-586-4872 American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services; International Development, Relief Services; Military/Veterans’ Organizations 513-579-3000


Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati has provided Heartfelt Hope for nearly 80 years by positively impacting the minds, bodies, and hearts of children with Congenital Heart Disease, their families and the doctors dedicated to eliminating CHD at Cincinnati Children’s

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Heart and Circulatory System; Professional Societies & Associations 513-699-4220

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Specifically Named Diseases; Digestive Diseases, Disorders; Other Medical Research N.E.C. 513-772-3550

Disabled American Veterans Military/Veterans’ Organizations 216-522-3507 JDRF International Specifically Named Diseases; Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution 513-793-3223 March of Dimes Foundation Birth Defects 888-274-3711 OneSight Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services 888-935-4589 Susan G. Komen Cancer; Cancer Research 513-671-9100

Who do you know who is suffering? Everyone knows someone who struggles with mental health. Common mental illnesses, including substance use disorders, can be successfully treated – if treatment is accessed. Lindner Center of HOPE was created to help individuals like you and me face the mental illness that is disrupting our quality of life. Take the next step, contact Lindner Center of HOPE at 513-536-HOPE.

Donate or Get Involved by Visiting 4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100 • Cincinnati, OH 45241


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Team Red, White, and Blue Military/Veterans’ Organizations; Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.; Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities 813-374-8903 OTHER NONPROFITS Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati Heart and Circulatory System Cincinnati 513-554-3075 Cincinnati Museum Center Museum & Museum Activities; Arts, Cultural Organizations Multipurpose; Natural History, Natural Science Museums Cincinnati 513-287-7000

DePaul Cristo Rey High School Secondary/High School Cincinnati 513-861-0600 Greater Cincinnati Foundation Community Foundations; Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution; Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution Cincinnati 513-241-2880

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way Cincinnati 513-985-1500

Marvin Lewis Community Fund Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way Cincinnati 513-381-5437

Ken Anderson Alliance Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers Cincinnati 513-813-8321

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. Cincinnati 513-333-7739

Healthy Moms & Babes Community Health Systems; Single Parent Agencies/Services; Roman Catholic Cincinnati 513-591-5600

Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields Christian Fairfield 513-829-6899

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky Community Foundations Covington 859-757-1552

Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatric, Mental Health Hospital Mason 513-536-4673

Talbert House Mental Health Treatment; Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment; Human Service Organizations Cincinnati 513-281-2273

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The Health Gap Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities Cincinnati 513-585-9872 Working in Neighborhoods Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement; Housing Development, Construction, Management; Youth Development Programs Cincinnati 513-541-4109 YMCA of Greater Cincinnati YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA Cincinnati 513-362-9622

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Start Here. Go Far.

All great leaders, thinkers and problem-solvers start somewhere. Cincinnati Public Schools is proud to offer magnet programs that deliver a strong academic foundation to help catapult students to success. Our popular, tuition-free magnet schools cultivate critical thinking and technology skills, while encouraging collaboration, creativity and strong character. From Montessori and Paideia to world languages, STEM, college prep and the arts, we have the perfect program to get your child started on a path toward academic and lifelong success. When students start here, they go far.

Magnet Lottery Application opens November 5, 2018. Learn more and download the Magnet School Guide at

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