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ALAN HOPFENSPERGER After graduation from DAAP, Alan began his creative career with legendary Vignelli Associates in NYC in the ‘80s. The call of Cincinnati brought him back in the ‘90s, to work at advertising agency Northlich Stolley LaWarre and design studio Siebert Design Associates. Alan has resided in Northside since 1995. He has helped the Northside House Tour with graphic design since 2004, when he began an independent design practice. Quietly working from his Northside home studio, Alan juggled the needs of design clients and agency freelance, while creating art for licensing. This independence came to an end recently when he joined Curiosity Advertising as an Art Director, where he “crafts ideas into solutions that work beautifully and intelligently”. Alan loves the idea that his design work for the Northside House Tour is of benefit to the neighborhood, and asks you to bring someone who has not been here, to experience why people are flocking to Northside.

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Northside Community Council Updates KaBOOM Playground Grant for Children’s Park Northside Community Council was awarded an $85,000 grant from KaBOOM to rebuild Children’s Park at Chase and Fergus. The park is in much need of repair and now needs your help in rebuilding. We need 100 volunteers on Friday, Sept. 9 to build our new playground. Find details at

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Every year, the Community Council is asked to submit our top three requests for neighborhood projects that require city funding. Past projects have included wayfinding signage, city staff support for the creation of our Land Use Plan, street pavement, and park improvements. Please submit your ideas to

Ever wondered about that cool house on the corner? Or what the inside of that new modern home looks like? The Northside House Tour may be your only chance to peek inside. The Tour happens every two years, and falls on Sunday, Sept. 25 this year. Tickets and tour information are available at

The next meeting of the Northside Community Council will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 at McKie Recreation Center, 1655 Chase Ave. You can find frequent updates on our Facebook page. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit

OLLIE KRONER President, Northside Community Council

Northside Business Association This summer Northside became even safer with the commitment of individuals and organizations coming together to make sure Northside is great place to live and have fun. Our business district crime rate has dropped to new record lows because of the dedication of the Cincinnati Police Department District 5, Citizens On Patrol, The Safety & Livability Committee, business owners, homeowners and tenants who have all worked together to fight crime. “The role of Citizens On Patrol is as a liaison between the community and police department,” said COP (Citizens of Patrol) member, Tori Houlihan. With


six active members, COP walks the alleyways and streets of Northside on regular basis with the goal of deterring and reporting criminal activity. “But most important is communicating with neighbors,” said Houlihan. District 5 has been incredibly responsive to our request to take on criminal investigations of problem situations in our neighborhood. “I have learned that it takes time and patience for the district to conduct a full investigation that will have long lasting positive effects on our community. This has made the police department a great partner in the

growth of Northside” added Houlihan. Each month at the NBA (Northside Business Association) meeting, a police report is presented by District 5 officers. They provide a brief review of the monthly crime statistics and an opportunity for business owners to ask questions and voice concerns about criminal activity. A lot of work is also accomplished by people behind the scenes. Sharon Koehler is one of our neighbors who follows the court system through Northside Court Watch. From the date of a person’s arrest to their court date and eventual release date. Very few communities have a Court Watch

volunteer who tracks what happens to a person once they are arrested for crimes in a neighborhood. Sharon has been an invaluable asset toward the goal of reduced crime in Northside. Even though crime is at an all-time low in our neighborhood we cannot stop diligently reporting crime in our community as community involvement is the key to keeping Northside one of the safest neighborhoods in Cincinnati. As we go into the holiday season, please report crime or join us at a Northside Business Association monthly meeting. The NBA meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Happen, Inc.



Caracole When the first cases of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) surfaced in the early 1980s, contracting the disease was a death sentence. Local non-profit Caracole was formed in 1987, not long after the crisis began. At first, their mission was simply to offer a safe shelter where people with HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) could live the last months of their lives with dignity. According to Caracole Executive Director Linda Seiter, everything changed in the 1990s. “The advent of new medications really drew a line between survivors and those that didn’t - it made a huge difference,” Seiter explained. “With support and proper medical care, HIV can now be like any other chronic manageable disease.” Today, Caracole helps more than 1,500 people each year in the Greater Cincinnati area to live with HIV. Their mission is threefold: Housing, care, and prevention. Housing services include homelessness prevention, transitional housing, and rent subsidies for people living with HIV/AIDS. “HIV positive people are more at-risk to become homeless due to lack of family/ community support, among other factors” said Seiter. The high cost of medications also contributes to an increased risk of homelessness. “If you have a $2,000 co-pay, how do you pay your rent? We have people who will choose to sacrifice their medicine in order to feed their children,” she added. “Our goal is always to reduce barriers to care. We take people by the hand and walk them through the system so that they can be as healthy as possible,” said Seiter. This advocacy is especially important for individuals facing family and community stigma due to their HIV status. “It amazes me how much shame there is still,” reflected Seiter. “We have mothers THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY

who have never told their children. But on the other hand, people have become more educated. We see situations where people were first rejected by their families, but after their family reaches out to educate themselves, they become supportive.” Caracole offers HIV education one-on-one, at various speaking engagements, and via a van that visits community events and local bars. Caracole provides free HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C testing at their Northside office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Cincinnati Exchange Project and Caracole work collaboratively to make screening services available to IV drug users. “We are really concerned about IV drug use and the heroin epidemic,” said Seiter. “What the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is saying is that in communities with an influx of heroin use, we tend see an uptick in Hepatitis C through needle sharing, and then HIV inevitably follows. And we’re starting to see these increases in our community.” Caracole’s services remain crucial for the Greater Cincinnati community, which is home to an estimated 3,500 HIVpositive individuals. “Don’t assume that this has gone away - it hasn’t,” said Seiter. “People have to be able to access medications. When they do, there’s a lot of hope.” To get more info, donate, or volunteer, visit: or call (513) 761-1480

KAMAL E. KIMBALL Kamal has called Northside home since 2015 and loves everything that the neighborhood has to offer! When she’s not stuffing her face at Melt or Tickle Pickle, she can be found getting schooled at NSYC trivia on Tuesdays nights. Come say hi! 3


Meet WordPlay’s New Writer-in-Residence: Elese Daniel City Hall community liaison by day, poet by night shares creative passions through confidence-building programs From young scholars to teen scribes, youth who participate in WordPlay Cincy programs learn from some of the region’s most talented writers and teachers. Elese Daniel is no exception. The 25-year-old, who joined the WordPlay family of volunteers three years ago, steps in as the non-profit’s Writer-in-Residence for 2016-2017. “I really enjoy working with students,” said Daniel, whose day job is community liaison to the office of Vice Mayor David Mann. In that role, she helped re-start Cincinnati’s Poet Laureate program. The city’s first Poet Laureate of the 21st Century, Pauletta Hansel, coincidentally also served as a WordPlay Writer-in-Residence. When she’s not helping shape city government policy and relaying community concerns to city leaders, Daniel writes poetry - the kind of poetry that is as at home on human skin as it is on city buildings. Many of her head-turning phrases were featured in ArtWorks “CincyInk” poem that now adorns 263 bodies (in the form of tattoos) and 54 buildings. Daniel’s introduction to WordPlay came before that 2014 city-wide poetry project, when she first met teen students participating in WordPlay’s signature WordUp program. The highschool students, a group with high potential and often low-performance records, were hand-picked by their teachers and counselors for the enrichment opportunity during which they would learn and write and grow


together. They took to Daniel quickly, and her responsiveness and support of their writing and creative expression made a big impression on WordPlay Co-Founder and Executive Director Libby Hunter. “Elese has a power within her that commands attention,” Hunter said. “She can relate to our youth as a near peer. She has credibility when she listens to what they have to say and encourages them to express themselves. We’re so glad she’s joining us now to add her voice and insights to all of our creative writing and community building programs.” Daniel is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati, where she majored in English and Journalism. She enjoys reading her poems in public, often at Northside’s Chase Public, and claims that she’ll read “anywhere someone will ask me to read a poem.” That has included in the tunnels under the Mockbee in the Brighton neighborhood north of Downtown Cincinnati. As Writer-in-Residence, Daniel will spend time every month with teens in WordUp, which has expanded from its beginnings at Aiken High School in College Hill to include a program at Hughes High School across from the University of Cincinnati’s Uptown campus. She’ll also have input to Cincy Scribes, a spoken word program for young adults run by WordPlay teaching artist Desirae Hosley; lead creative writing workshops; and even work alongside WordPlay’s youngest scholars in its daily afternoon programs. One area she hopes to explore with teens is using cognitively aware memes to spark conversations about current events, culture and identity.

Elese Daniel, 25, of Over-the-Rhine, has been named WordPlay Cincy’s 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence.

“I really want to play off the talents of the teachers and programs already in place,” said Daniel. “I want students to understand that what they have to say is worthwhile to write, read and perform.” At the same time, Daniel wants students to leave WordPlay programs with skills they can use. She believes gaining confidence in their writing can be a first step toward gaining confidence in themselves.

ELISSA YANCEY WordPlay Co-Founder and Past President

Poetry by Elese Daniel [I found] a white gift box with my Daddy’s name written in my Mom’s handwriting in the corner of the basement, beneath a pile of mothballed tinsel and ornaments I made in grade school: Popsicle-stick snowflakes with jingle bell centers, sat spider-webbed like the ceiling corners of our old house, before my brother and I drug brooms through them, listening to Daddy sing Lauryn Hillover the vacuum’s hum. everything is everything / what is meant to be, will be / after winter, must come spring / change, it comes eventually.



What Happen, Inc. Did On Our Summer Vacation Summers are one of Happen’s busiest times of the year, so we always like to think of summer as a “working” vacation. It’s a time of year when Happen takes its activities outside to reach out to the community in a variety of creative ways. Happen set new attendance and participation records this summer by working with over 2,500 kids and adults. So we took some time to look back on some of the activities that made this summer so special. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that took the time over the last 12 weeks to make so many things happen for the community. Get ready for even more exciting Happen activities this school year. What Happen, Inc. Did On Our Summer Vacation: • Three Camps attended Happen’s Let’s Play With Clay programs creating 80 pinch pots • 28 Camp visits to Happen’s Toy Lab making over 600 toys • Seven Happen’s Toy Lab visits to Curiosity Saturdays at Washington Park and Pop! Goes Westwood making an additional 120 free toys • Nine Happen art session visits to Camp OTR at Washington Park providing over 150 free art activities • Three Visits to City Flea at Washington Park providing 10 hours of cardboard block building fun with hundreds of families. • Six Camp visits providing Happen STEM and art sessions to three classes for a total of 80 children participating each week. • Two Camps visiting Happen’s Make It space totaling 65 children participating in Happen’s Make It STEM Sessions. THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY

• Seven Happen Lights, Camera, Learning In Action production sessions creating this summer’s LCLIA movie by 30 children at the Happen’s Studio. • Six Toy Lab Parties making more than 80 toys • Happen’s Lights, Camera, Learning in Action film luncheon and premier at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center with 200 guests. • Three Happen Teen Hall sessions • 20 hours per week for eight weeks, volunteers from Happen and 10 weekly • YouthWork Teen volunteers cleaned the sidewalks, harvested vegetables for CAIN and prepared for Happen Activities totaling 1,600 volunteer hours. • Eight Sunday night talks to an average of 400 YouthWorks teen volunteers talking about volunteering and Northside. • 250 hours of free Happen art activities during Happen’s Open Studio sessions. • Eight Thursday night Family Art Picnics with Happen and YouthWorks. Each grill-out in the park included two tents of Happen art activities and an average of 100 people attending each grill out for free food and fun. • Three Vibe-bot Special Saturday Events at Happen’s Make It Space • 10 Sunday night grill-outs in Happen’s Flower Garden on Chase Avenue with Happen’s Teens Serving Teens And The Community Cook-Outs with an average of 50 people attending each Sunday.

• Eight Happen Breadwinner Sessions making and selling T-shirts. • Over 120 pounds of fresh vegetables harvested from Happen gardens for CAIN food pantry • Two Happen Demolition Car Painting sessions and 30 seconds of heart pounding action as Justin piloted the Happen demolition derby car at the Hamilton County Fair. • Three Happen Creative STEM Challenges during Family Day at the EPA. • Art activities or Happen demonstrations provided to Pop! Goes Westwood, North Avondale Montessori, Parker Woods Elementary, Cincinnati Kids Outdoor Expo at Winton Woods, and Northern Hills United Methodist Church. • 100 watermelons and lots of fun during Happen’s Watermelon Blast at Cincy Summer Streets!

HAPPEN, INC. Art activities for parents & children at 4201 Hamilton Ave. For more information, contact: or call 513-751-2345.




September, Glorious September LAKEMAN TO HAMILTON TO VANDALIA TO APPLE TO PALM AND VICE VERSA Some dreams are accidents, conceived ad hoc spontaneous permanence; three circles. Landmark where visitors can park cars, the unobserved turns into autopilot trust, remains in the shadow of progress. Cuts through the expectation of order, Harder to care about than describe when well kept; the weeds have been recently pulled. Every day life happens alongside hope. Drop puddles on gravel and see what grows, aim for organic and affordablebreathe deep; even with a knife in your hand. Do not dare take a shortcut through sickness, maturity is won hard over time.

Written on August 17th at Chase Public for Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel’s “Walking Sonnet” workshop. Participants were encouraged to write as they walked through the nehgborhood. Eight blocks equals eight lines—each roughly ten syllables, roughly iambic—inspired by what they encountered, and then for the “volta,” or the turn of thought or argument, they literally turned, walking and writing for six blocks back toward their starting point. For more information on future workshops with Pauletta Hansel, visit mayor/cincinnati-poet-laureate/



The kids are finally going back to school, filling their brains with knowledge and leaving our daytime streets empty yet again. Football is now in full swing, and as a neighborhood with currently not a single sports bar, that generally means time spent at home with friends and family cheering on their favorite team. And when they’re watching what amounts to modern day gladiators, they tend to work up an appetite and a thirst that is quenched by the frothiest of beverages, beer. There are a few key considerations when looking to pair food and beer for a football party or tailgate at the Paul Brown Stadium. The first thing to consider is the tremendous amount of flavor that football food generally has to offer. And by flavor, I mean tremendous amount of saturated fats and sugar. Additionally, for the football crowd, whether it’s those who prefer to watch the younger, raw talent of the financiallytaken-advantage-of college footballer, or the bruising older and boundfor-medical-problems professional footballers, there is one underlying theme: Keep the beer light. The first tier of tailgating-drinking-glory are the American premium and light lagers. Bud light, Budweiser, Coors Diesel, Miller Light, PBR, and more. The list is endless. Much like any football-loving fans’ diehard devotion to their team, no matter how many times they choke or just plain suck every year, there is often a similar devotion to domestic lagers. All of them are basically the same, with basically the same performance, and the next day they are generally filled with regret for the affair. But they have no problem drinking, or watching, six

or more in a row. Lagers pair well with any tailgating food, as it is light on flavor and high on carbonation. The next tier is the more premium and flavorful of the domestic offerings. This includes Yuengling, Dos Equis, Michelob AmberBock, and all sorts of other amber-colored lager beers. Now, about the only thing different with this tier of beers is the color. The flavor might be slightly more noticeable, but don’t fool yourself, your palate can’t tell. They pair well with Doritos, nachos with cheese, and other hearty, salty fare. The final tier is the craft tier. There are two big considerations here. First, know your crowd. Your Uncle Bob will probably think less of you should you come bearing that “fancy craft beer crap”. Bob drinks “real American beer”. Screw Bob, but remember, if it is his house party, you may just want to play it cool and bring some Michelob AmberBock. The second thing to consider is the alcohol content. Football is a daylong marathon, not a sprint. Stick to the low abv (alcohol by volume) session beers. Look for things like a session IPA (India pale ale), pale ales, gose, kolsch, cream ale, Oktoberfest, pilsners, and more. Craft beer has a litany of wonderful choices in the session beer category so don’t be afraid to ditch the Double Imperial Triple IPA every now and then. These craft beer styles pair really well the spicier food options, and if anyone brought anything healthy (veggie platter!) you will not go wrong there either.

BRET KOLLMANN BAKER Bret is a, liquid enthusiast, and Co-owner/ Chief of Brewing Operations at Urban Artifact.



Cookin’ With A Sunbeam Meet Cincinnati’s Own GoSun Solar! There’s a lot of cool people here in Cincinnati, and in terms of doing something cool / unique / ambitious / big-hearted / socially and environmentally aware, Patrick Sherwin is definitely one of them. Sherwin, a resident of Spring Grove Village, is the founder of GoSun Solar, a startup company that produces solar stoves that use nothing but the sun. Not satisfied with just providing a way to cook a hotdog carbon free (cool – er hot—as that is), GoSun also has an entire wing dedicated to bringing solar cooking to the third world, where commonly people are still cooking over open fires. I must confess to owning a GoSun Solar Cooker myself, and I was fortunate to get to know Patrick once I found out we only lived a couple of miles apart! I interviewed Patrick for the Northsider. What the inspiration was for the GoSun Stove? Patrick: “I’ve been tinkering with solar technology for two decades and lived off-grid on several occasions. In my case, when the tinkering is combined with a passion to preserve our planet, you get cool gadgets. The GoSun Stove was born from an old solar hot water heater that I modified. I didn’t want to throw something this impressive into the landfill so I started tinkering.” Next I wanted to know more about his work in third world countries – the wing of his company known as GoSun Global. Patrick: “I was seriously impressed by the spirit of people living in developing countries during travels in my early


20’s. Starting GoSun Global has been with me all along. We were grant funded by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in 2014 and spent 6 months doing a pilot study in Guatemala. We achieved surprising success in both urban and rural communities with a larger GoSun Stove. We are optimistic that we will begin a sustainable business in Africa within the next year.” Finally, why Cincinnati? Patrick: “I’m originally from a Cincinnati east side suburb… It’s a great place to start a business or a family due the great talent, resources and low cost of living.” If you have ever cooked over an open fire you know it can be pretty unpleasant – there is all the smoke, the fire needs constant tending, and there is a constant search for more firewood. Anyone tending the fire can’t get be productive because they’re stuck by the fire. Children are often forced to go scavenging for wood when they could be in school. The GoSun Stove needs no tending, makes no smoke, and gets way hotter than any open fire! Best of all it allows people to contribute economically to their families and communities in ways they couldn’t before. Find out more at at: www.gosunstove. com There is also a GoSun Stove on display in the Clifton Ace Hardware. Check it out and you could be cookin’ with a sunbeam yourself!

CASEY MOOTHART Casey Moothart and his family recently celebrated 1 year in Northside! You can see the GoSun Stove on their porch from time to time. 7


Northside Goes } (KINDA) TINY As some home buyers clamor for larger houses with more amenities, and real estate markets experience an upswing in listing/selling prices, a countertrend has emerged in recent years. The “tiny house movement” has given buyers an alternative to the “bigger is better” mantra, with homes ranging between 100 and 500 square feet (compared to the average American home coming in at approximately 2,500 square feet). Adopters of this trend have many reasons in choosing to live “tiny,” among them environmental concerns, financial independence, or just choosing a simpler, more efficient home life in order to live their life beyond the home. So is less really more? Homeownership is costly when factoring in mortgage, maintenance, utilities – not to mention furnishing a large house. For most Americans, one third to one half of their income is committed to their residence. Choosing to live “tiny” greatly reduces all of


these factors. Yet for some, all of the financial benefits cannot overcome the unimaginable: Living in a space 500 square feet or less (that may be seen as a merely a rebranded mobile home). Our own Northside neighborhood is experiencing an undeniable spike in real estate listing prices. The market may be hot, but it’s not warm and fuzzy for all. As prices soar and properties are snatched up within days of listing, current residents and prospective residents are being priced out of the neighborhood – threatening the diversity that makes Northside so unique. So how can we offer solutions to help maintain diversity in a soaring housing market? Enter “kinda tiny houses,” a next phase for Northside-based redevelopment corporation, NEST (Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation). Thanks to a grant from BB&T and support from the City of Cincinnati, this development phase in various parts of the neighborhood will

capitalize on the many reasons people have abandoned the Barbie dream house idea and latched on to the tiny house movement. NEST is working with Northside-based architect Alice Emmons on the prototype design for rehabbed historic structures that will produce the first five “kinda tiny houses”. Some new build infill “kinda tiny houses” will follow, all with energy efficient features that will provide an affordable, yet smaller option to buying and living in Northside. Most importantly, it will help to ensure that the community maintains the economic diversity that makes Northside such a desirable place to live. Who is NEST? NEST, formally recognized as CNCURC, is a non-profit community development corporation, working to preserve and improve the built environment of Northside. For the last ten years, NEST has strategically targeted some of the most challenging parts of the

neighborhood. By rehabbing abandoned and underutilized properties, NEST aims to create energy-efficient, affordable homes. The increase in homeownership in the focus areas then creates a ripple effect – as other development continues a trend toward a safer community and neighborhood stability. Coinciding with the Northside House Tour, NEST will be celebrating the kick off of the kinda tiny house project as well as 11 years of working in Northside from 3 - 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. at Urban Artifact. Enjoy some kinda tiny bites while taking a sneak peek at the development of the “kinda tiny houses”! Suggested donation is $10. For more information, visit: NESTNorthside

BOB CARBON Bob Carbon is a long-time resident of Northside and a member of the NEST Board of Directors. THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY




Northside House Tour 2016: Unlock the Hidden Treasures of Northside Get a glimpse into the architectural life of Cincinnati’s most eclectic neighborhood at the 16th Northside House Tour on Sunday, September 25, from noon to 5 p.m. This biennial event sponsored by the Northside Community Council shines a spotlight on the architectural diversity and richness of our neighborhood. The doors to twelve exceptional and diverse homes will open to tour attendees to visit at their own pace throughout the afternoon. The tour includes historic homes that have been renovated and restored in a variety of styles, and modern dwellings built with the latest green practices. This is a rare opportunity to step inside remarkable houses and admire the interior art and design as well as the architecture. Be inspired by character, innovation and creative use of space both inside the homes and in landscaping that ranges from hidden patios to backyard retreats stretching into adjacent greenspace. The Italianate, Second Empire, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Tudor, and Modern buildings on this year’s tour reflect the incredible variety of residential architecture in Northside. Tour homes date from the Northside building boom

in the 1880s and 1890s through 2015. Interiors reflect both careful historic preservation and modern updates. Eleven of the twelve homes have never before been featured on the tour, which started in 1990. This year’s route spans the neighborhood’s stretch of Hamilton Avenue, so wear your walking shoes, jump on your bike, or bring friends to share a ride with as you hop from one cluster of homes to the next. Hospitality centers at Happen, Inc. and CAIN will provide a place to sit down or use the restroom. Restrooms will also be available at McKie Recreation Center. Many restaurants and shops in the business district will be open to serve tour visitors. A tour “passport” is the key that will unlock secrets of each home, and provide tour-goers with a map of houses on the walking tour. Pre-sale tickets are available for $15 and will be available September 12-24 at www.northside. net/housetour, at all North Side Bank locations and at Building Value, ShakeLIVE MUSIC ALMOST EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. SHOWS ARE FREE! CHECK INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS FOR SHOWTIMES. 4163 HAMILTON AVE CINCINNATI, OH 45223 (513) 542-3603 NORTHSIDE-TAVERN.COM HOURS: MON – SAT: 5:00PM – 2:30AM SUNDAY: 7:00PM – 2:30AM HAPPY HOUR: MON-SAT 5-8PM


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your tickets in advance, bring your receipt to McKie Left: This home has characteristics of Second Empire Victorian, including the mansard roof. Recreation Right: Queen Anne Victorians often have turrets, multiple roof lines & decorative woodwork. Center (1655 House Tour website (www.northside. Chase Ave) net/housetour) and facebook page on the day of the tour to trade it in for ( passport booklets for each tour-goer. If For specific questions, or to learn about you are purchasing your tickets on the volunteer opportunities please contact day of the tour, tickets will cost $18 and There are will be on sale from 11:30 am to 3:30 excellent resources for identifying the pm at McKie. Posters of the graphic art architectural style of a building on the work featured on this issue’s Northsider City of Cincinnati’s website, under Historic cover, and those from previous Tours, Conservation/Major Architectural Styles. will be available for purchase for $5. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted as forms of payment. RYAN MOONEY-BULLOCK Join Northside as it celebrates one of its most distinctive assets: the carefully feathered nests that its residents have built with time, passion, and artistic flair. For more information, check out the

Ryan Mooney-Bullock has lived in Northside since 2005. Her work-in-progress house is home to 3 kids, as many pets, a puppet business, education design projects and overflowing gardens. This is her first year serving on the Northside House Tour committee THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY


Cooking On A Budget receive an extra $10 match in Produce Perks when using their EBT card at the market, which reduces the ingredients price to $40. Market staff is available to guide shoppers in locating and purchasing the menu plan ingredients.

Salmon Corn Chowder: just $2.50 per person.

Feed your family of four for $10 when shopping at farmers markets Are farmers’ markets more expensive? Not with a little planning. In fact, studies show that farmers’ market produce is often the same price as in grocery stores, and that spray-free fruits and vegetables are cheaper at farmers’ markets than organic veggies at the supermarket. Still, shopping a budget can be challenging, and developing recipes that use in-season produce from a farmers’ market can add more stress to weekly meal planning. As a way to help shoppers navigate the market while on a budget, the Northside Farmers Market, in partnership with Churches Active In Northside and Apple Street Market, has developed a free series of Budget Recipe menu pamphlets. Each menu series provides five main dinner and side dish recipes using meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, and grains from the farmers market. The ingredients for the recipes can be purchased from the market for under $50, making the cost for each family dinner $10. SNAP customers always THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY

The Summer Budget Recipe pamphlet will be available through September at the market every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Ave.; at CAIN (Churches Active in Northside), 4230 Hamilton Ave during pantry hours; and at North Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave.The fall menu plan will be released in October, followed by a winter menu and a spring menu. For individuals interested in learning to cook the recipes, a series of cooking classes will be offered for free at North Church. Classes will be taught by dietician and cooking teacher, Mary Pat McKie, who will show how to make the recipes from the menu plans. Participants will leave the classes with cooking tools, recipes, and skills to make cooking easier, quicker, and more fun.



OPEN DAILY Monday—Friday 7—6pm Saturday—Sunday 8—5pm


Classes will be offered from 6 - 7:30 p.m. as follows: Series 1, Sept. 12 and 14; Series 2, Sept. 19 and 21; Series 3, Sept. 26 and 28; Series 4, Oct. 3 and 5. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Register at the Farmer’s Market, CAIN, or on the Market’s website, The menu pamphlet creation and free cooking classes are made possible by a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council’s Good Food Fund.

ANA BIRD Ana Bird is the Manager of the Northside Farmers Market. She loves to garden, to eat, and learn about regional foods. She also teaches ballet to children in the Greater Cincinnati Area. 11





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Two Northside sisters, Jaden and Karley Miller, bicycled 530 miles from Cincinnati to Niagara Falls, New York in July. They joined seven other youth cyclists along with City Gospel Mission staff and volunteers, three of whom are from NorthChurch. A couple of months before the trip, the girls began training on road bikes provided by City Gospel Mission and learned how to shift gears, drink water while pedaling, the rules of the road and how to communicate with other cyclists and pedestrians. On several afternoons during the week, one could also find them clearing brush and weeds, cleaning house, washing cars and other odd jobs in order to cover the $100 they each were asked to pay. On July 9th, the group set off on the Little Miami State and National Scenic River trail in Loveland, Ohio. They averaged 60 miles a day. Getting up early and on the road, they tried to get 25 miles in before their second breakfast while it was cooler. They cycled another 20 miles by lunch and then the remaining miles into camp. After setting up tents and getting their belongings together, the cyclists enjoyed swimming in pools and Lake Erie before dinner, devotions and bed. During the eight days, the group cycled through corn and soybean fields, Amish communities, vineyards and Downtown Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Penn.;


and Buffalo, New York. On July 16th, they reached their destination with exuberance and relief. Riding through the country on Day 4, Jayden said the scenery on the ride was amazing. “We saw so many animals - deer, hawks, bunnies. There aren’t many people,” said Jayden. “You feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but it’s really pretty with the open fields, and it’s very peaceful.” For the group of teens and adults, it was a trip that stretched them in many ways through challenges and triumphs in all areas - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Hopefully, life long lessons were learned in teamwork, endurance, goal setting and stress management. “We’re trying to give kids the tools to live their life,” said Roger Howell, President of City Gospel Mission. “Life is difficult sometimes.” “A lot of times I just said, ‘I can’t go on,’” said Karley on the last day. “But I’m glad I stayed and accomplished this. I wanted to see this to the end.” For Jayden and Karley, it will be a trip and story they won’t soon forget and will be able to share for years to come. Their older brother, Nathan, continues to talk about his trip three years ago. We are so proud of them for accomplishing a difficult, yet rewarding goal.

GARY LOOMANS Youth Director, NorthChurch and Trip Leader THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY


CAIN “Gets Personal” with Northside “Let’s Get Personal” Campaign helps supply Northside residents with essential items. Did you know you cannot buy toilet paper, soap, detergent or other essential personal care items with food stamps? CAIN - Churches Active in Northside - believes that health and hygiene are human rights. CAIN is launching its Let’s Get Personal Campaign and asking the Northside community to help secure donations of personal care items including: toilet paper, paper towels, tampons and pads, soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving supplies, lotion, diapers for children and adults, as well as dish and laundry detergent. Hygiene items tend to be more expensive and cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps). Some people come to the Rainbow Choice pantry just to get personal care items each month. “If I wasn’t able to get hygiene products for my kids, I’m afraid their self-esteem would suffer,” said a mother of teens. “CAIN provides, soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies we would otherwise go without.” Feeding America, a national network of foodbanks and hunger advocacy organization, released a report titled, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, which details challenges faced by families living in poverty. They identified the coping strategies used to obtain basic household goods by those who could not afford them: Substitute brands, 96 percent; extend use by using less, 88 percent; skip washing THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY

dishes or doing laundry, 69 percent; borrow detergents, 63 percent; only clean children’s clothes, 63 percent; skip shampooing, 55 percent; delay changing a diaper, 48 percent; reuse paper towels, 43 percent; brush teeth without toothpaste, 37 percent; bathe without soap, 33 percent; reuse diapers, 32 percent; clean dishes with water, only 22 percent; and clean clothes with water, only 20 percent.. CAIN strives to help pantry guests in a holistic way: Cleanliness is an integral part of having a healthy mind, body, and soul. Proper health and hygienic care helps remove the stigma and shame of poverty experienced by so many families in need. Kids benefit academically, socially, physically, and mentally when they are wearing clean clothes and are able to practice good hygiene. You can invest in the overall health and wellbeing of your community by “getting personal.” Help CAIN transform lives and inspire hope by providing these much needed resources. What can you do? Join the campaign by hosting a Let’s Get Personal Campaign event and/or by simply purchasing items when you go to the store to buy personal care items for yourself and family. Items can be dropped off at:

representative. To learn more or to sponsor a drive, please contact Mattie Griffin at giving@cainministry. org or call 903-681-1253. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter. Visit to learn more, contact us or make a contribution.

LAUREN WHITE Lauren White is a New Faces of Fundraising Development Summer Intern for CAIN. Lauren is a graduate of Xavier University and serves as an Ordained Elder at Christ Temple Church in Lockland, Ohio.

Low-income Northside families struggle to afford basic non-food household goods, including products related to personal care, household, and baby care. As a result, families make trade-offs with other living expenses and employ coping strategies to secure essential household goods. How families cope when they can’t afford basic necessities: • Skip washing dishes or doing laundry

1. The back dock of CAIN, 4230 Hamilton Ave. 5 - 8 p.m. on Mondays or 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

• Only clean children’s clothes

2. The CAIN booth at the Northside Farmers Market any Wednesdays

• Brush teeth without toothpaste

3. The monthly Northside Community Council meeting to a CAIN representative

• Bathe without soap

4. The monthly Northside Business Association to a CAIN

• Skip shampooing • Delay changing a diaper

• Reuse diapers • Clean dishes or clothes with water only

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Won’t You Be A Navigator? As I think about what is important to say to this year’s entering class of medical students, I think about what we most need from doctors in our near future: We need allies for patients. By allies I mean people who are ready to open their eyes and hearts to the healthcare calamity facing millions of people in our country and thousands here in Cincinnati.

shifting doctors, confusing half-steps in terms of understanding treatments, choiceless choices of unpredictable treatment options, and, all of our steps were marked by isolation from both knowledgeable physicians and from understanding the texture of what cancer does to a life. We, like many cancer victims, were alone in our ignorance.

The opening process, enlightenment, will require action, a different and exciting evolution of our moral behavior. America’s health professions has fought against, in one way or another, compassionate and equal care for those at the bottom of the economic ladder, those who are black, brown, and red, and those who are disabled.

We missed people, professional and lay, that understood the experience of having cancer and fighting the uncertainties. Our network of support had conflicting advice, although offered in a kind way. Our conversations with physicians were rarely what we would call compassionate, although one surgeon, the one my wife chose, did carefully review the MRI record with us. My wife’s operation was a “success” according to the surgeon. Checking back to see her condition, her surgeon refused to answer questions about why he chose the method used. My brother had a similar experience with discussions at some of the leading cancer hospitals in New York City.

I retired two years ago from the University of Cincinnati after 35 years as a professor of peace and I fully expected to continue my work within educational settings, maybe even creating a new form of professional education. Cancer rose up and changed my course direction. Two members of my family, my wife and older brother, both were told that they had cancer. One was in its earliest stage, the other in stage four colon cancer. I live in Cincinnati and my brother lives in a suburb of New York City. Our family’s journey through the cancer world involved

As we were going through this critical stage, I asked: “If I am having these problems with doctor-patient communication, and difficulties with understanding the choices facing us, what must people new to healthcare, insurance, and cancer be experiencing.”

This was unacceptable to me: no one should be denied education about cancer because of the refusal of hospitals. I began to research just where and how cancer mortality could be reduced and I came across the work of Harold Freeman, MD. Freeman, a surgeon, trained at Howard, and arriving at Harlem Hospital in New York City, found that his surgeon’s skills were largely useless since most people came to see him when the cancer had so advanced as to be inoperable. Freeman decided to try and change the time when people came to see him; he invented a new position, a patient navigator. The patient navigator was a trained community person who would go into communities and educate people about cancer and, equally important, agree to accompany people to their screenings and, if necessary, to treatment. In five years Dr. Freeman totally reversed the numbers of people coming for screening and treatment and, therefore, their survival rates. Freeman’s ideas spread around the country, became the basis of legislation for research, and, finally, became one of the requirements for accrediting cancer hospitals. No cancer hospital in Cincinnati had a patient navigator program. And, cancer mortality amongst low income and

minorities from cancer was the greatest in Cincinnati. Now, we are on the edge of beginning our program. We are selecting people for navigation training. We have identified churches and other social agencies interested in being the first sites for cancer education. We have built relationships with Medicaid insurance companies to assist people in getting insurance. We are working with Crossroad Health Center to accept people without insurance for screening and referral for treatment. We have financial support from Christ Church Cathedral, Molina Insurance, the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, and the Order of St. Joseph, enough to offer stipends to some of our navigators. We are at the crossing place, the spot where ideas get transformed into action and a new effort of compassion is created, shaped,defined, and sustained. The navigator role is new to cancer care and has deep roots in healthcare, social work, the ministry, and social action. Our agencies, also new to cancer help, will be adding their special ingredients to the mix of compassion as we, together, support more and more people on this shaky journey. If you are interested in more information, please email me at


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With the recent remake of the Pete’s Dragon gracing the screens, it felt like the time was right for the Happen Kid Critics to step into the time machine and dust off another classic. Intriguingly though, Netflix beat us to the punch, earlier this year, by releasing a reboot of Voltron: Defender of the Universe, an early 1980s animated series about a five-person team of astronauts who assume command of a legendary collection of lioninspired ships that link together to form Voltron, a massive robot warrior. It is easy to see, from the description, that Voltron stands as a precursor to everything from The Transformers to The Power Rangers on the television side to Pacific Rim and Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise on the big screen, but the cartoon also arrived at a time before we ever could have dreamed


of live-action versions of such fare. The new streaming Voltron series (Voltron: Legendary Defender) maintains the animated approach, but for this August installment, I had the critics watch the first episode from the original series, available on YouTube, to see if that Voltron could inspire the same sense of wonder in them that it in audiences, like myself, who raced home from school to watch the show, long before such flat worlds could spring to life. -TT Stern-Enzi Each month, Happen’s Kid Film Critics received their own official Happen film critic packet and a press badge. TT Stern-Enzi, Cincinnati film critic, provided insight about the film and guided the children as they wrote this month’s film reviews. Read the reviews below, and be sure to watch Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

I tolerated Voltron. I wouldn’t swear on it, but I’m not totally against it. I respect the fact that Voltron was the inspiration for such ideas as Transformers, but I just can’t bring myself to enjoy it - the animation is trippy, the the number of female characters are lacking, and I find that I honestly don’t care what happens to either Voltron or the space explorers. The idea is groundbreaking for the time it was made, but in the age of flashy superheroes and CGI, it doesn’t meet expectations. -Luci This animated sic-fi show from the 80s can (understandably) be a bit cheesy at times and it is less engaging than animated shows we see today. But without live action as a possibility during that time, more thought is given to imagery to make what would be impossible as live action seem realistic. Overall, this is a fast paced, suspenseful, and middy humorous entertainment for sic-fi fans and kids below 12. -Eliza This is not at all like what you would see today. The voices don’t match the people. I’d say it’s a little cheesy. Today’s animation is better. -Gwen Voltron is an animated TV show from the early 80s. Voltron is most likely to appeal towards younger viewers around the age of ten. Although Voltron wasn’t my cup of tea, it will surely entertain other viewers interested in the genre. -Henry I don’t know how I feel about this. It had a feel of the Power Rangers in an animated style. It felt sometimes like they were pulling information from no where. It felt like the plot was good against bad which you can look at in any sort of view. -Maxwell I kind of liked Voltron. It was weird watching something old and then going home and watching new block busters. Now were are watching Marvel movies and seeing these makes me feel like I’m going to burst out laughing but, I like watching old TV shows and movies because my dad watches stuff like Voltron. -Henry


EVENTS Thursdays / Nurturing Your Newborn A weekly rotating class of topics led by experts for you and your baby. Ages 0 - 4 months. 10 - 10:45 a.m. Fees. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center.

9.10.16 / Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center fundraiser. Concert, snacks, drinks, board games, crafts. Family friendly. 12-3 p.m. $10 / $16 couple. Kids free. Urban Artifact.

Thursdays / 9.1 - 10.20.16 / Archkidecture – Building Basics Ages 2 - 5 years. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center.

9.11.16 / Passion Dance (burlesque). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.4.16 / Saint Aubin / Founding Fathers / Roosevelt (rock). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.5.16 / Open mic night. 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.6.16 / Songwriter Sessions hosted by The Lovers (indie). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.7.16 / Preschool Storytime. Build early literacy skills with books, songs, activities and more. Ages 3-6. 10 a.m. Northside Library. 9.7.16 / Blue Wisp Big Band (jazz). 8:30 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.8.16 / Lego Lunacy. Ages 6-12. 4 p.m. Northside Library. 9.8.16 / Arc & Stones (Nashville) / Razzvio (rock). 9 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.9.16 / Go Go Buffalo / Yardboss / Kumasi / Build Us Fiction (rock). 9 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.10.16 / PlayWrite Saturday. Explore improv, theater, and script writing. Grades K-8. Free. 12-2 p.m. Wordplay.


9.12.16 / Cool Science. A different experiment every month. Ages 7-16. 6:30 p.m. Northside Library. 9.12.16 / Coincidence Improv (comedy). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.13.16 / In Details (soul). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.14.16 / Preschool Storytime. Build early literacy skills with books, songs, activities and more. Ages 3-6 and their caregivers. 10 a.m. Northside Library. 9.14.16 / Blue Wisp Big Band (jazz). 8:30 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.15.16 / Afternoon Art. Create a craft or piece of art. All ages. 4 p.m. Northside Library. 9.15.16 / Sentient Season Two Premiere Party Author Jen VanLandingham will be giving a dramatic reading of Preface and Season Two, Episode One. 7 p.m. Chase Public, 1569 Chase Ave. #4, Northside. 9.15.16 / The Wealthy West. 9 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.16.16 / (Jam)boree with Electric Orange Peel / SolEcho / Ample Parking (jam). 9 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.22.16 / Fycus / DINGE / Life Brother (rock). 9 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.17.16 / Science and Fiction Saturday. Mad scientists, space travel, electricity, chemistry experiments, robots, time warps, biology, and more. Grades K-8. Free. 12-2 p.m. Wordplay.

9.23.16 / Fareed Haque / Groove Plexus (funk, jazz). 9 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.17.16 / Gentle Sleep Solutions Coach Kate Ibrahim covers sleep needs and ways to create healthy sleep habits. 12:45-2:15 p.m. $30/single or couple. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center. 9.17.16 / Chakras (hard rock). 9 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.18.16 / Blue Ridge Big Band. 4 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Celebration. 7 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.19.16 / Open mic night. 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.20.16 / Bubbleteakitty / Xela / Fairmount Girls / Nancy Pants 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.21.16 / Preschool Storytime. Build early literacy skills with books, songs, activities and more. Ages 3-6. 10 a.m. Northside Library.

9.24.16. All About Me. Social emotional learning through discussion, reading and creative writing. Grades K-8. Free. 12-2 p.m. Wordplay. 9.26.16 / Tropicoso (salsa, dance). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.27.16 / Thomas Tank Toddler Time. Ages 2-10. 6:30 p.m. Northside Library. 9.27.16 / Brain Beans Storytelling (spoken word). 8 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.28.16 / Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-6. 10 a.m. Northside Library. 9.28.16 / Afternoon Art. All ages. 4 p.m. Northside Library. 9.28.16 / Blue Wisp Big Band (jazz, big band). 8:30 p.m. Urban Artifact. 9.29.16 / Blood Handsome / Mr. Pointy / Talk Mouth. 9 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.21.16 / Blue Wisp Big Band (jazz). 8:30 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.30.16 / Record swap meet and seminar. All day. Bucko / Brother O Brother / Joe Wannabe and the Mad Mans Blues Band. 9 p.m. Urban Artifact.

9.22.15 / Family Movie. Enjoy snacks and a movie. All ages. 4 p.m. Northside Library.

10.1.16 / Timbre / Abby Vice.Sanctuary. 5 p.m. and Stank Creek / Vehicle. Downstairs. 8 p.m. Urban Artifact.


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