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NOVEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

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Stephanie Meinberg | stephanie.meinberg@lifestylepubs.com SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Mandy Geyman

Thank You, Loveland IT’S VERY FITTING THAT OUR “THANKFUL” ISSUE  HAPPENS TO COINCIDE WITH OUR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. What a year it’s been! I was already in love with my hometown, but over the past 12 months publishing this magazine, I have come  to  grasp how amazing  this place really is. Each  issue, we worked to uncover stories of people who took chances and followed their passion. People who helped  better  their  community. Those who  inspired  and taught  others. We have never wanted for content—no surprise, there’s an abundance of awe-inspiring people here. I feel lucky, blessed and so grateful we were able to share their stories with you ... and I look forward to continuing to do so as we embark on year two.  I’d like to  thank everyone—all the businesses and people  who  supported and

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 Apple of My Eye One Family’s Recipe for a November to Remember

18 If You Build It, They Will Come For Local Insurance Agent WilberPrice, It’s All About Community

22 Loveland Soul Classic R&B Enters the Here and Now

34 Top Five Things You Should Know About Open Enrollment Hometown Experts Share

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Good Times

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22 Inspired By 28 Renovate & Refine 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Financial Buzz


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Bill and Donna were recently contacted by their financial advisor at Family Wealth Advisory Group—their advisor wanted to review what they wanted their money to accomplish beyond just paying for life’s essentials. Bill and Donna always expressed gratitude for their blessings in life, so they wanted to create a financial plan that reflected their values. Some of the strategies they considered were: • Bunching charitable contributions to give—but still receive— tax benefits in the new tax code • Using the Qualified Charitable Distribution to reduce the tax impact of their required minimum distributions while supporting the causes most important to them • Researching options that fit their values, including Socially Responsible Investing as well as Faith-Based Investing

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GOOD TIMES

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APPLE OF MY EYE ONE FAMILY’S RECIPE FOR A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER

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finding a cherished recipe to share. Straight from the kitchens of Rachel Pitman and her mom, Charlene Burrell, this duo didn’t disappoint—they delivered a delicious dish right to our doorstep (and now yours, too). Rachel calls it “From-Scratch Apple Pie,” a recipe she’s been perfecting over the last eight years. “I pay a lot of attention to the baking time to make sure I get the perfect crunch,” she says. “The crust is a great mix of dense and crispy. It doesn’t fall apart … but it melts in your mouth.” Baker’s tip: she recommends serving it warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Want to make this a new Thanksgiving tradition in your own home? Don’t forget the secret ingredient. “Your mom can give you a recipe and no matter what you do, it just will not be the same,” Rachel says. “That’s where the love comes in; you can’t put that on a recipe card.”  A family secret no more, Rachel and Charlene are happy to let you claim this one as your own.

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The crust is a great mix of dense and crispy. It doesn’t fall apart … but it melts in your mouth.”


DIRECTIONS CRUST 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Be careful not to overwork the dough. 2. Sprinkle ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over flour mixture, tossing lightly with a fork until mixture comes together in a ball. 3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Cold dough is key! 4. Remove chilled dough and divide in half. Return one half (rewrapped in plastic) to the refrigerator until you’re ready to roll it out. 5. Place the first half of dough on a floured surface, rolling into a circle (12- to 14-inch round). 6. Carefully fold in quarters, lift gently and unfold into 9-inch pie pan.  FILLING  1. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice. 2. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to coat. 3. Fill pastry-lined pie pan with apple mixture. Dot with butter. 4. Roll out second crust and place on top of pie filling; cut slits in the top crust to vent. Seal the edges of the crust with a fork or by hand. 5. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and milk. Brush mixture over top. 6. Bake at 425 F for 15 minutes. 7. Reduce heat to 350 F and bake 40–45 minutes more, or until crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH A. LOWRY

FOR LOCAL INSURANCE AGENT WILBER-PRICE, IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE A COMPANY WHOSE OWNER DOESN’T SOLICIT PUBLICITY, LEAST OF ALL IN A PUBLIC FORUM LIKE THIS?

They’re more of a show-and-not-tell organization. For example, John says they’ll run a “rally day” for a charity, wherein a donation is made for every quote

You could go the business-like route, describ-

they give out (regardless of whether or not they get

ing Wilber-Price Insurance Group by  its textbook

the business). They’ll haul food from area food banks

(well, Google) definition: “An insurance agency

and bring it to LIFE Food Pantry. They’ll promote a

that provides homeowners’ insurance, auto, life

charity on their website. They’ll create a GoFundMe

and many other policies at extremely low prices,

page for an organization if it doesn’t already have

while ensuring you’re properly covered.”

one. Sometimes they’ll pay off local children’s lunch

Or you could explain it the way managing member

fees if they have an outstanding balance their fami-

John Wilber does, which is to say basically all of the

lies are having trouble paying. They rally for the com-

above plus their motto: “We exist to improve the com-

munity—and volley for them, too.

munities that we operate in for the people who live there

Though groups are welcome to ask for help, Wilber-

and pay our bills. They pay us, so rather than paying for

Price is astute at identifying needs and diving right in.

advertising, we put the money back into the community.”

Case in point, recently troubled by the lack of indoor

Or you could talk about the company and its

sports courts available for area school athletes and

owner the way Ellen Flannery, founder and board

clubs, they decided to tackle opening one—to the tune

chair of CancerFree KIDS, does.

of 40,000 square feet of indoor court space over 6.75

“John has been a very generous supporter of CFK for

acres in Goshen. John says it will eventually (hopefully

more than 11 years,” she says, referring in part to their

in 2020) house four full-size basketball courts that can

offices in the WP building. “He offered us discounted

be run sideways for eight volleyball courts, plus a full-

space when we were just a small, two-person office …

size turf field outside for soccer, football and lacrosse.

and has supported several of our fundraising events

“The idea is that there’s simply not enough space

over the years through his donations and attendance.

for our kids to practice on,” John says. “It matters …

It is a very rare thing to have a small nonprofit with

it’ll make a difference.”  

a small budget remain in the same office building for

As for the future of Wilber-Price themselves?

more than 10 years—we are very grateful to John for

Turns out they just completed a consolidation of

generously supporting CancerFree KIDS in this way.”

their offices and are now housed entirely within

No matter the descriptor, none are incorrect—

their Loveland Avenue building. They are working

Wilber-Price has been quietly serving the insurance and

on crafting a new entity called WP Farm Solutions—

community needs of Loveland and beyond since 2007.

focusing on agriculture transition plans for farm

Though John says their charity efforts started

insurance, crop insurance and things of that nature,

the same time the company did, their aid has grown

in addition to continuing to serve the 30,000 other

throughout the years. They prefer to keep a low profile—

people they insure in several states.

helping those in need when they can, and never really discussing those efforts except to raise awareness by

420 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland

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IF YOU BUILD IT

(CON TI N U ED)

WP CHARITIES  

1

LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Though this list is by no means exhaustive,

The LIFE Food Pantry is a faith-based organi-

the following are several nonprofits Wilber-Price

zation that provides food, financial assistance and

works with—those always in need of help through-

services to needy residents within the Loveland

out the holiday season and beyond. “Existing for

School District, as well as members of supporting

the purpose of improving where you live is a very

congregations who qualify under federal guide-

noble way to operate,” John says.  

lines for persons in need. They encourage self-

CANCERFREE KIDS

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sufficiency in individuals and families. LIFEFoodPantry.org | 513.583.8222

CancerFree KIDS is an organization whose mission is “to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising

HORSES ON THE HILL

research in its early stages that might otherwise

Horses on the Hill, a program from BLOC

go unfunded.” They operate with the knowledge

Ministries, provides a unique learning envi-

that seed money for new ideas is critical—it’s also

ronment

the most difficult type of funding to get. Therefore,

activities, therapeutic activities, a riding pro-

CFK raises funds all year, through initiatives they

gram, and urban farming and horticulture into

promote themselves or that others host for their

Cincinnati’s west side communities of Price Hill.

benefit. At the end of each year, they give all the

HOTH serves economically disadvantaged youth

funds away in the form of research grants—and

and their families, and individuals in recovery.

then they begin the process again.

Participants interact with horses, are responsible

CancerFreeKids.org | 513.575.KIDS

for barn management chores and get to experi-

that

incorporates

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ence nature—all activities that promote physical,

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

spiritual and emotional growth. OneBloc.org/Horses-on-the-Hill | 859.466.5467

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization with several Cincinnati-area chapters. Their goal is to make meaningful matches between

ST. JUDE

adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission

throughout our area. The “bigs” mentor “littles”

is “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for

by developing a positive relationship that aims

pediatric catastrophic diseases through research

to have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of

and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our

young people facing adversity.

founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treat-

BigsForKids.org | 513.421.4120

ment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to

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pay.” The majority of funding for St. Jude comes

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4-H CLUB

from individual contributions. StJude.org | 614.947.3900

4-H Club is a nationwide organization empowering young people with hands-on learning experiences and skills for a lifetime of leadership. The

SHRINERS HOSPITALS

research-based experience includes a mentor, a

Since 1968, Shriners Hospitals for Children –

hands-on project and a meaningful leadership

Cincinnati has been delivering life-changing care

opportunity. Using a community of 100 public

to children and families with pediatric burns, plastic

universities, professionals and volunteers, 4-H

surgery needs and complex wound and skin con-

is able to reach nearly 6 million young people

ditions. They endeavor to meet the physical, func-

throughout the United States.

tional, cosmetic and social needs of their patients

4-H.org | 513.946.8989

and families with a family-centered approach. ShrinersHospitalCincinnati.org | 513.872.6000

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INSPIRED BY

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WITH MORE THAN 25,000 RECORDS IN STOCK, DOWNTOWN RECORDS

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INVENTORY OF GREAT MUSIC BY BOTH CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. Many don’t realize, however, that a lot of that music is also being produced directly upstairs by Colemine Records—an independent record label celebrating the sound of classic soul and funk artists. “It’s classic soul music at its core, but it’s contemporary-traditional soul music. We don’t want to make music that sounds old for the sake of sounding old … we want to take the things people love about Otis Redding and James Brown and push them into a new context, new songs,” says Plaid Room and Colemine owner Terry Cole. It’s already making waves around the globe. “We’ve sold over 100,000  45s (singles) worldwide,” Terry continues, sharing that they’ve also enjoyed roughly 25 million streams in the digital world. Figures like that can be a hard thing for someone to grasp, including sometimes Terry himself. “We released almost a hundred 45s in 2019. It’s pretty crazy … the fact that the label might gross a significant amount this year is pretty crazy.” And thanks to location and setup, those who visit the brick-and-mortar storefront on Loveland Ave.  are frequently treated to some of Colemine’s debut spins. “We can record upstairs, and then play it downstairs in minutes … get a real-time view of what people think,” he says. Colemine Records began in 2007 while Terry attended Miami University—he created the imprint as a means of adding legitimacy to a small run of his own CDs. It wasn’t long until a Japanese record company contacted him to inquire about licensing the music— and the realization that Colemine Records could be a bona fide job came shortly after. Then, plans came together for a complementary record store, operated and managed with his brother, Bob. Loveland was the perfect fit.

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INSPIRED BY

(CON TI N U ED)

“CINCINNATI HAS THIS AMAZINGLY RICH HISTORY OF R&B. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A GOAL OF MINE THAT WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF OHIO SOUL OR CINCINNATI SOUL, THEY THINK OF THIS SOUND AS WELL.”

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“The community has been overwhelmingly supportive from day one,” Terry shares. “I think at first there was definitely some head-scratching, just not understanding how this would be sustainable. But after year two or three, that all went away.” He points to the popularity of national Record Store Day events in swaying the thoughts of many neighbors. “Thousands of people were coming into Loveland … thousands who had never been to Loveland.” Their first location opened in February 2015, and they soon needed more space. “Business was very good,” Terry recalls. “And the shop was growing at a very rapid rate—as far as what we stocked and what we wanted to carry in the store ... the label was growing at an even more rapid rate.” It quickly became obvious that a bigger location for both concepts would soon be needed. “But we didn’t want to leave Loveland,” he clarifies. “We really appreciated how much the community had embraced our store  and the artists on the label. We didn’t even want to move down the street. “We also have to thank CeeCee Collins from the Chamber; she went to bat for us.” Terry credits CeeCee for sharing in their early vision. “I should add that we have the greatest neighbor in Loveland Sweets … being next to a place that sells ice cream, coffee and candy is pretty wild!” But it’s always been about a love of music. “I was a high school biology teacher for the first eight years of Colemine’s existence, and it’s always been a labor of love. It genuinely feels like we’re trying to carry the R&B, King Records torch—that’s what I grew up on. Cincinnati has this amazingly rich history of R&B. It’s always been a goal of mine that when people think of Ohio Soul or Cincinnati Soul, they think of this sound as well.”

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin spice, apple and warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests.

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it’s a toe-tapping, sing-along tale

home a great book while you’re at

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

LOVELAND

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Laurel Glen

497,000

481,000

97%

4

5

2.1

Whispering Pines

510,000

490,000

96%

175

4

4.1

Riveroaks

524,900

500,000

95%

34

5

3.1

Woodsong Pass

530,000

482,500

91%

145

4

3.2

Riverside Hills

535,000

517,900

97%

39

4

3.1

Plantation Pointe

535,000

490,000

92%

112

5

3.1

Oasis Pointe

550,000

530,000

96%

185

4

4.1

Oasis

599,000

517,500

86%

405

4

3.1

Elliott Farm

606,100

580,000

96%

360

3

3

Sanctuary at Miami Trails

619,900

575,000

93%

149

4

4.1

Woods at Miami Trails

635,000

635,000

100%

8

4

4.1

Woods at Miami Trails

755,000

769,000

102%

0

3

3.1

Willows Bend

849,000

855,000

101%

10

5

4.1

Black Horse Run

875,000

825,000

94%

76

5

4.3

1,399,900

1,300,000

93%

51

5

4.1

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