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Artwork: COMMUNITY NEWS -NORTHSIDE SURPASSES HUNGER WALK GOAL -CUCI LAUNCHES NEW CO-OP EDUCATION -NORTHSIDE TO COLLABORATE ON EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY TALENT AND SKILLS SURVEY

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16 HEALTH & WELLNESS 17 -ELEVEN PRACTICES THAT CAN HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER SCREEN | HAPPEN NORTHSIDE -HAPPEN’S FILM CRITICS

OPINION 18 -BLACK LIVES MATTER — A BIT MORE RELIEF 19 COMIC FILM REVIEWS SCENE 20 NORTHSIDE -EVENTS CALENDAR-JULY 22 MAP OF NORTHSIDE

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northside community council news|NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATES July 4 Festivities

at www.northsideyardsale.com.

Kirby Road Lofts

Northside is buzzing as we prepare for July 4th. Don’t miss the parade 12:00 July 4 (www.northsidejuly4.com), or the Rock n Roll Carnival July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at Hoffner Park (www.northsiderocks.com).

Sustainable Northside

From the developers of the American Can Building, the renovation of Kirby Road School into loft apartments is underway. This project will repurpose the old classrooms as 40 market rate apartments.

World’s Longest Yard Sale Every year Northside participates in the World’s Longest Yard Sale which stretches along State Route 27, also known as Hamilton Avenue around these parts. Organized by ParProjects, this year’s market will include an art market along Hoffner St. Registration and more info available

Maybe you have noticed Northside home prices increasing? In an effort to maintain an economically diverse neighborhood, NCC was awarded a grant to analyze strategies for preserving affordable housing options. This grant will call for broad community input. Please participate! Red Bike The wait is over! Bike Share has landed in Northside. Check out the Red Bike station at Hoffner Park. Try it out!

MORE INFO: Meeting: Next Community Council Meeting - 7PM July 20th at 7pm The Northside Community Council meets on the third Monday of the month (Fourth Monday January and February) at McKie Recreation Center 1655 Chase Ave. Get involved with issues that directly affect our community! The NCC is a volunteer,

community-based organization that provides an opportunity for all individuals in the community to participate in Northside’s present and to chart Northside’s future. Online: www.northside.net/ northside-community-council/

ollie kroner Ollie is president of the Northside Community Council. A resident of Northside most of his life. He is an environmental scientist for TERA, Inc.

event spotlight|KARAOKE FOR A CAUSE

LOCAL NON-PROFIT TAKES “VOCAL” STANCE ON COAL AND RENEWABLE ENERGY ISSUES

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hio Citizen Action, celebrating its 40th year advocating for environmental and consumer issues, is hosting a karaoke contest fundraiser this month to raise awareness about the need to transition to cleaner energy in Ohio. “Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal: Live Band Karaoke Challenge” will take place on Friday, July 31 at the Northside Tavern. Slightly different than traditional karaoke, “live band karaoke” allows participants to experience the thrill of singing in front of a live band. Fea4 july 2015 / volume 02 / issue 7

turing Cincinnati’s own “live karaoke band,” Sexy Time (led by local music scene veteran Scotty Wood), the event will raise funds with the help of contestants who raise individual sponsorships in advance of the event as part of their participation. Those missing the June 19th signup deadline can still participate, as non-competing performers by signing up at the event to sing their favorite tune onstage for a contribution of $10. A panel of celebrity judges includes environmental activist and Park & Vine store owner Dan Korman, Magnolia Mountain band members Mark Utley and Renée Frye, bona fide rock star Alex Nauth of globe-trotting band Foxy Shazam and other well-known Cincinnatians, who will determine this year’s ultimate karaoke champion. A few of them may even perform, if the price is right. “Ohio has the third worst air quality in the nation, partly due to how much coal we burn. The time is now to transition to cleaner renewable energy. This is a unique and fun way to impact this issue,” says Melissa English, Development Director for the local non-profit.

Local musicians make up the live band karaoke backup band, “Sexy Time” (source: www.sexytimekaraoke.com)

MORE INFO: For more information on the event including contestant rules, how to sponsor contestants and purchase tickets contact Melissa Engligh. Email: menglish@ohiocitizen.org Phone: (513) 221-2100 Online: www.ohiocitizen.org/karaoke2015 THE DETAILS:

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Who: Ohio Citizen Action What: Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal: Live Band Karaoke Challenge When: Friday, July 31, 2015 – 8pm Where: Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. 45223 Admission: Suggested contribution of $20

Jeni Jenkins


northside business association news|PROJECT UPDATES Business District Clean-up NBA is currently working on the clean-up of the business district. This summer’s focus is the beautification and/or curb appeal improvements on Hamilton Avenue, the adjacent cross intersections, and the south block of Spring Grove Avenue. This will include the 5 NBA parking lots with the addition of a new 6th parking lot on Hoffner Street in July. We would like to thank Happen Inc. whose youth program is sponsoring the side walk and landscape maintenance for the NBA parking lots, and the sidewalk maintenance of the entire business district. They have a fine group of young folks out there working hard on our behalf to make our sidewalks and streetscapes clean, safe, and appealing to the visitors that patronize our business district. Make sure to thank them when you see them out on their rounds this summer as their efforts are making a dramatic difference in the appearance of our community! Edible Spring Plantings Village Green Garden Cooperative has harvested the edible spring plantings in our sidewalk planters and has replanted the summer crop of flowers and plants to enjoy during the next several months over the summer. Stop by their Green House on Knowlton Street to check out their delectable produce crop this season. Sidewalk Improvements Our sidewalk improvements are being funded in part by Keep Cin-

cinnati Beautiful which has awarded Northside a Safe Clean Grant for these much needed sidewalk improvements. They will include the addition of more flower pot planters, additional streetscape fixtures, and the equipment that the Happen Inc. youth program will be using. Signage Improvements The 100% volunteer membership of NBA has been working to set aside funds and acquire benevolent and grant funding for gateway and business district directory sign improvements for the business district. Northside was recently awarded a “Neighborhood Business District, Improvement Program” (NBDIP) grant for gateway signage at Knowlton’s Corner. Most of these improvements will be implemented this year, with gateway signage to be installed at Knowlton’s Corner early next year. Plans for the solicitation of designs and artwork for the gateway signage will be announced later this fall. This will be an exciting addition and transformative feature to our southern gateway…stay tuned for more details on this later this season! NBA Parking Lots The NBA parking lots will be receiving much needed maintenance and repairs this summer. By now I am sure everyone has noticed the electronic pay stations that were installed last year on the upper Hamilton Avenue & Lingo Street lots. These new machines have made it easier for everyone to park there by accepting

cash, credit, and debit cards. NBA still offers longer term monthly and yearly parking passes at a substantial discount that can be purchased at Northside Bank &Trust during normal business hours for those who are more frequent users. The revenues generated from our parking program are funding a significant portion of this summer’s clean-up and improvement activity, and we are making plans to expand these machines to all of our remaining parking lots from funds derived from the 2014 (NBDIP) grant awarded last year. It takes significant time and resources to develop the specification, collect all bids, and develop all of the plans, but we hope to have the additional new machines installed and in operation sometime early next year. 100% of our parking fees go directly back into the community to help make Northside a cleaner, safer, and more desirable place to visit and shop! We have the cheapest parking anywhere in Cincinnati, so spread the word to everyone to support your neighborhood parking program. It is an irreplaceable community asset! It benefits all of us through the many business district projects that it funds, and offers convenient parking for all that come to visit Northside! I would like to thank everyone who has participated in all of these new activities and would like to encourage everyone in the business district and the community at large to help out, contribute in any way you can, and to support these programs

that make our community cleaner, safer, and enjoyable! Everyone can participate by simply doing your part in keeping your small part of the community clean, well lit, and vibrant. Storefront displays, sidewalk displays, quality signage, and positive communications between neighbors and consumers all help in making Northside a more desirable neighborhood to live, work, shop, and play! Thank all of you for your support! Comments and suggestion are always welcomed by NBA and can be expressed openly by all who attend the NBA general assembly meetings which are held on the first Monday of each month at Happen Inc. 4201 Hamilton Ave. starting promptly at 6:00pm. You do not need to be a member to participate, but all new members are welcomed! We appreciate your feedback so come out and join us whenever possible. It’s a great place to meet your business owners and neighbors, and to network and participate in activities that help make Northside a better place for everyone! Hope to meet you there! MORE INFO: Meeting: The NBA meets the first Monday of the month at Happen, Inc, 4201 Hamilton Avenue. Enter the building through the door on Chase at Hamilton. Online: www.northside.net/nba

Jim Swafford Northside Business Association President

4114 Hamilton Avenue Northside | 513-541-2073

Live Music, Spirits, Suds, and Fun! life & culture 45223

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community news| NORTHSIDE SURPASSES GOAL IN HUNGER WALK WE WALK FOR OUR NEIGHBORS!

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ongratulations and thank you! Over 200 residents, local businesses and members of Northside churches contributed more than $10,476 on behalf of CAIN’s Choice Food Pantry through this year’s Freestore Foodbank (FSFB) Hunger Walk. Your demonstrated concern for vulnerable neighbors will flow from the Freestore through CAIN into over four hundred 45223 households every month! In the last year, 1,312 households—3,225 different people, 1 of every 4 of the 12,360 people living within 45223, visited and received assistance from CAIN. 100% of funds raised on behalf of CAIN for the Hunger Walk are used to obtain food and other essentials from the FSFB. $20 provides 100 pounds of these necessities. Each week, CAIN distributes over 3,400 pounds of

items. Together, we have covered about 1/3 of the year! A satisfying accomplishment. Special shout out to all those who supported CAIN in this effort:

• Runners lead off first in the Hunger Walk. This year CAIN supporters Kyndal Michel and Barb Reist were medalists in their age group. • Local businesses were invited to be “Hunger Walk Olympians”. Northside Bank was a Silver medalist, generously matching the $580 raised by its super team of 20 bank employees and friends. “Bronze” sponsors are Fletcher Realty, Ginter Electric, Security Fence, Spring Grove Asso., Tim Jeckering Architects, Thielen Dental Practice, and Zins Plumbing. “Northside Champions” are Balnes Corporation, Bonomoni Bakery, Comet Bar, DSC Office Supplies, Northside Surplus and Schaeper’s Pharmacy. • Thank you to Littlefields who donated $1 of each 176 CAIN-Juleps sold in May. (And here’s to the 176 imbibers!) • Other businesses donated services and products to the Hunger Walk raffle. Thank you for the support from A.J. Rahn Greenhouse, Future Life Now, Galaxie Skate Shop, The Grange, Marketside Mercantile, Melt, Ruth’s Parkside

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CAIN supporters donned costumes to walk for Healthy Food for All! Look for us in the parade!

Café, Sidewinder, Spun Bicycle and Taylor Jameson (herself). Please thank all of these local businesses, as you support them as customers. Many of you opened your doors, and wallets, to our team soliciting “door to door”: Pam Matson, Avril Thurman and Claire Darley. The three of us were honored by the trust exhibited as you handed us cash. We each met former CAIN guests who donated and expressed their deep appreciation for CAIN being here in their time of need. If you didn’t donate this time, the need for funds is ongoing and year-round. CAIN is located at 4230 Hamilton Ave. or visit cainministry.org. Alternatively, call CAIN at 591-2246, ext. 4 to volunteer or donate or stop by our booth at the weekly Northside Farmers Market. Expenses not covered by the Hunger Walk, but essential to keep CAIN operating include utilities, salaries, supplies, computer services, building repairs and maintenance and volunteer support.

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The “Northside Walks with CAIN” team’s $10,000 combined with CAIN’s other supporters, leave CAIN with about $4000 more to raise to reach its overall goal of $25,000. (This goes to print before the final deadline. We are hoping and praying we will reach the finish line!) Thanks again to all who participated in this important effort. FOR MORE INFO: If you would like to be on the planning team for next year, please contact Claire Darley. Call: (513) 462-8958 E-mail: cdarley@artacademy.edu To view a fun video documenting this year’s Hunger Walk, filmed and produced by Northsider Ben Walker, visit www.cainministry.org and click on the blog link.

Claire Darley Claire Darley serves on the Boards of CAIN and Northside Greenspace, Inc. She teaches drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati


community news|CINCINNATI UNION COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE LAUNCHES NEW CO-OP

NORTHSIDERS WILL SAVE MONEY AND INCREASE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THEIR HOMES to $750/home) and financing tools that have been set up to make these retrofits so affordable for the homeowner that the energy savings from the retrofit quickly pays for the cost.

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ost people in Northside know of the cooperative incubator, Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative (CUCI), for Our Harvest (an organic farm and food hub cooperative it started in 2012) and for its tireless efforts to open the Apple Street Market Cooperative, a worker and community-owned grocery to help solve the food desert issue in the neighborhood (for which construction will hopefully start later this summer). What many people don’t know, however, is that on June 1st CUCI launched their third social enterprise-- Sustainergy Cooperative, which has been almost three years in the making! Sustainergy is a green residential energy retrofit company specializing in helping homeowners reduce their energy bills and CO2 emissions by installing insulation, LED lighting, and

Smart/Wi-Fi thermostats…all while creating family-sustaining jobs. Excitingly, it is based in Northside and its first workers are Northside residents. Sustainergy’s launch is coinciding with an unprecedented city-wide campaign to reduce homeowners’ carbon footprint and energy bills through a partnership it helped create with the CUCI, the City of Cincinnati, the Green Umbrella, the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, and Empower Gas and Electric (Empower). Empower, an Ohio utility, kicked off the campaign performing remote energy audits on 95% of the homes in Cincinnati (over 64,000 homes) to identify the top 10% of the homes with the largest energy bills. Due to Cincinnati being an old city, it has many inefficient homes and thus many neighborhoods that could benefit from this program. Luckily, because of

Sustainergy’s and CUCI’s deep roots in our community, Northside has been picked as one of the three neighborhoods this partnership will focus on along with Oakley and Hyde Park. The typical home in Cincinnati wastes over 30% of the energy it pulls from the grid. However, the typical energy efficient home upgraded with the basics—insulation, LED lighting, and smart thermostats, saves up to $900 a year, not to mention how much its carbon foot print is reduced. Thus, the benefits of retrofitting one’s home include increased savings, improved comfort due to more efficient heating and cooling, improved property value, and a more environmentally friendly home. The exciting part about Sustainergy and its partner’s program is that it is focused on low cost, high impact retrofits and there are a variety of rebates (up

SO HOW EASY IS IT? Sustainergy and Empower are offering free energy assessment (value $150) to the first 30 individuals who contact Sustainergy. The process is as follows: 1. Call (513) 295-7241 and schedule your Free Energy Assessment 2. In-home Energy Assessment (approximately 1 hour) 3. Installation of Home Energy Retrofit Financing and Rebates 4. Follow Up/Monitoring projected savings- START SAVING $$$ So don’t miss out on your chance to Save Money, Improve your Home’s Energy Efficiency, support this New Co-op and the Family Sustaining Jobs it is creating, and TOGETHER LET’S MAKE NORTHSIDE THE GREENEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY! FOR MORE INFO: For more info on how you can retrofit your home contact Flequer Vera: Call: (513) 295-7241 Email: flequer@sustainergy.coop Online: www.sustainergy.coop

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education|NORTHSIDE TO COLLABORATE ON EDUCATION

“NORTHSIDE LEARNS” NEIGHBORHOOD COLLABORATION FORMED

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fter a series of community wide conversations during 2014 focused on how Northside could better support our three schools and function as a community learning center, it was decided to form a neighborhood collaboration called “Northside Learns.” Representatives of our three schools—Chase Elementary, Parker Woods Montessori and St. Boniface Catholic--including parents, teachers, principals and community members-developed this mission statement for Northside Learns: “Our mission us to engage the whole community in partnership with neighborhood schools to ensure all (students, families and community) members have access to educational,

enrichment and social service opportunities and support.” According to Sue Wilke, chair of the Northside Community Council Education Committee, Northside Learns is piloting a new model of community collaboration around educational needs building on the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Community Learning Center model but aiming higher by involving all our schools and including a focus on the needs of the broader community as well as our school children. This summer, the Community Building Institute at Xavier University with funding support from CPS has provided two Xavier student interns to help take an important next step by mapping Northside’s assets.

We are seeking to identify the skills and talents of Northside residents, businesses and other organizations/groups including those who work and worship in Northside that would be willing to share with our schools and families. This could be everything from tutoring or mentoring to teaching financial literacy or even a lesson on something that is your particular passion in life. The Xavier students, Ben Moore and Ali Trianfo are already in Northside meeting with individuals and gathering information. To assist with this effort, we are asking our readers to fill out the survey (page 9) in this issue of the Northsider and return it to one of the drop off locations listed at the bottom of the survey.

Noted author John McKnight commenting on the familiar “it takes a village” motto says to have this kind of village we must first identify the three most important teaching resources in any neighborhood: the knowledge of its residents, its local neighborhood groups and its local institutions. Please help Northside to truly become an educating neighborhood by telling us how you can contribute so each of us can proudly say, “these are our children, these are our neighbors and we care for and educate them.” Fill out the survey on the next page. You may also access the survey online: www.surveymonkey.com/r/8F3XQ93 All responses due July 22nd.

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NORTHSIDE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY TALENT AND SKILLS SURVEY We all are familiar with that old saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” Northside has a proud tradition of helping our neighbors and building community. We are asking you to join in our efforts to become an educating neighborhood as we seek willing volunteers. Tell us what passion, interest or hobby you have that would benefit our kids. The following survey is designed to get everyone in the neighborhood thinking about what they are good at, and how you might help support the children and families in Northside. Please take a minute to fill out this survey and let us know what you can offer. You may also access the survey online: www.surveymonkey.com/r/8F3XQ93 All responses due July 22nd.

The Arts • Singing___ • Playing an Instrument___ • Reading Music/Writing Music___ • Painting/Drawing/Sketching___ • Poetry/Creative Writing___ • Film/Photography/Videography___ • Dance___ • Knitting/Sewing___ • Crafting/Pottery/Sculpting___ • Fashion Design/Tailoring___ • Hair Dressing/Cosmetology___ • Other (specify) _______________________ Sports and Recreation Coaching • Soccer___ • Football___ • Baseball/Softball___ • Basketball___ • Athletic training___ • What age group? ______ • In what areas would you be willing to help? ____________________________ Child Care • Caring for Babies Under 1 ___ • Caring for Children 1-6___ • Caring for Children 7-13 ___ • Taking Children on Field Trips/Supervising___ Transportation • Providing Transportation (e.g. driving a bus/ van)___

Health • Caring for the sick___ • Engaging with people with physical disabilities___ • Engaging with people with developmental disabilities___ • Physical Fitness___ • First Aid or CPR training___ • Anger management___ • Drug abuse awareness/counseling___ • Other (specify) _________________________ Technology • Computer Skills___ • Keyboarding___ • Media technology___ • On-line/phone etiquette___ • Financial Literacy___ • Other (specify) _________________________ Construction and Repair Skills Please specify: __________________________ Nature/Science • Landscaping___ • Flowers/Plants___ • Vegetable Gardens___ • Wildlife___ • Geology___ • Astronomy___ • Oceanography___ Other (specify) _________________________

Food • Cooking___ • Baking___ • Nutrition/Diet____ • Other (specify)_________________________ Entrepreneurship/Business Skills • Marketing___ • Finance (Budget/Bookkeeping/Accounting) ___ • Banking___ • Sales (Public Speaking) ___ • Journalism___ • How to start a business___ • Other (specify) _________________________ What Community Organizations are you currently involved in? __________________________________ __________________________________ Are you interested in mentoring/tutoring? Y____ N____ Where can we contact you to get involved? Name: Phone: Email: Address: Comments:

Please return to one of these drop-off points (Happen, Word Play, CAIN, Public Library branch) by JULY 22 Sponsored by the Northside Community Council Education Committee life & culture 45223

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FEATURE: CELEBRATE YOUR INDEPENDENCE IN NORTHSIDE THREE-DAY ROCK FESTIVAL AND A PARADE

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here’s nothing in Cincinnati that quite compares to the free Fourth of July events that happen every year for three days in the city’s lovely and eclectic Northside neighborhood. This year, starting Thursday, July 2, the Northside Rock & Roll Carnival will deliver three FREE nights of music and fun featuring local, regional, and national acts in Jacob Hoffner Park, from 6:00PM to 2:00AM each night through July 4th. An assortment of sword swallowers, fire eaters and other unforgettable carnival acts will also be part of the incredible lineup of entertainment. The carnival will feature a huge selection of unique tasty craft beers, cider, and mead, including beer from five local breweries, available beginning at 5pm on July 2nd & July 3rd, and 8:30am on July 4th. A delicious assortment of food 10 july 2015 / volume 02 / issue 7

from multiple vendors featuring some of Cincinnati’s tastiest creations will also be available each night. On the Fourth of July, visitors will gather starting at 8:30AM for breakfast and beer at Kegs & Eggs at the park, which is a great place to watch the end of the 161st Annual Northside Fourth of July Parade, which begins at noon, rain or shine. Come see why WCPO dubbed the Northside Fourth of July Parade “the most colorful in the Cincinnati area”. Hamilton Avenue becomes a 1.5 mile stage for the eclectic and quirky charms of Northside. Along with more traditional parade participants such as marching bands and entries from local businesses, attendees will see marching dogs, routines from the Lawn Chair Ladies, belly dancers, precision displays from the Men’s (power)Drill Team, and neighbors walking together to represent their streets and celebrate the vibrancy of the Northside community. After the parade, there’s something for everyone at the carnival’s family-friendly Happen Family Fun Festival. This event will be run by Happen, Inc and feature, among other things, three live musical acts, and art and activities, for participants of all ages to enjoy. During this same afternoon, Spun Bicycles will be conducting an amazing BMX Demonstration on Apple Street directly behind Jacob Hoffner Park. This demonstration will featuring expert ramp riders performing freestyle BMX stunts from afternoon through evening,

thrilling spectators of all ages with their heart-stopping stunts & adrenaline fueled performance. Food and drink will also be available throughout the Happen Family Fun Festival. The Northside Rock & Roll Carnival’s third and final night of music will again begin at 6:00PM, with the last set at midnight. MUSIC FROM LOCAL AND NATIONAL TOURING ACTS: Local favorites The Stealth Pastille open the show on Thursday, July 2 at 6:00PM, followed by Ohio Knife, the Mason School of Rock, Jeremy Pinnell & the 55’s, and The Harlequins. Rounding out the evening’s show are Nude Beach from New York, followed by Northside-born and now nationally-known Wussy as the opening night midnight headliner, in a rare Cincinnati appearance . Friday night’s concert opens at 6:00PM, with Cincinnati favorites the Comet Bluegrass Allstars, followed by indie favorites Old City. Touring bands R. Ring, Nomad (from Pittsburgh), the Beat Awfuls (from Lexington) and Cave (from Chicago) round out the night, with touring band Saintseneca playing the midnight set. On the night of the 4th of July, local favorites Daniel Wayne and the Silver Lines open at 6:00PM, followed by Thee Tsunamis (from Bloomington), Wildhoney (from Baltimore), local band DAAP Girls, Flesh Panthers (from Chicago), and The Gotobeds (from Pittsburgh). Nashville’s Those Darlins will close out the 2015 Northside Rock & Roll Carnival with a rocking midnight set. FOOD AND DRINK: Along with slices and sodas from Northside favorite and longtime carnival staple NYPD Pizza, this year’s Northside Rock & Roll Carnival will feature a vast assortment of great food choices from a wide range of Cincinnati vendors including Red Sesa-

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me Korean BBQ, Dojo Gelato, Meatball Kitchen, Lyric Food Truck, Barrio Tequileria, Waffo, Cuban Pete’s, Street Pops, Wake & Bake, and others. Northside always takes its craft beer, cider, and mead seriously, and it’s no different at the Northside Rock & Roll Carnival. The carnival will be running 28 taps of craft beer from Cavalier Distributing, with a special keg tapping of MadTree Brewing’s DoublePlusGood IPA on the morning of the 4th at the Kegs ‘n Eggs breakfast at 8:30am. Throughout the carnival, eight MadTree Brewing beers will be on tap, along with other adult beverage favorites, including Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Old Firehouse Brewing, & Northside’s own Urban Artifact Brewery. They will be joined by another local favorite as Mt Carmel Brewing will provide the third beer booth with their widely recognized “beer ambulance”, featuring six additional taps of more of your local favorites. All craft beer, cider & mead will range in price from $4 to $6. If you’d like to park and ride from Cincinnati’s east side, Cincy Brew Bus will be running a free shuttle twice daily from MadTree Brewing in Columbia Township to the Northside Rock & Roll Carnival. Cincy Brew Bus will also be running a free shuttle around Northside during Carnival hours to Urban Artifact, The Comet, Northside Tavern, as well as other Northside favorites. FOR MORE INFO: CARNIVAL Northsiderocks.com PARADE www.northsidejuly4.com

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4th of july to do list: (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

THURSDAY JULY 2ND 2015

10:00PM - BEAT AWFULS (LEXINGTON) 11:00PM -CAVE (CHICAGO) MIDNIGHT - SAINTSENECA

6:00PM THE STEALTH PASTILLE 7:00PM - OHIO KNIFE 8:00PM - SOUL TRIBE (CARNIVAL ACT) 8:00PM - MASON SCHOOL OF ROCK 9:00PM - JEREMY PINNELL AND THE 55S 10:00PM - THE HARLEQUINS 11:00PM - NUDE BEACH (NEW YORK) MIDNIGHT - WUSSY

SATURDAY JULY 4TH, 2015

10AM- KEGS AND EGGS, HOFFNER PARK NOON- 4TH OF JULY PARADE 1-4PM HAPPEN’S FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

FRIDAY JULY 3RD 2015

6:00PM COMET BLUEGRASS ALLSTARS 7:00PM - OLD CITY 8:00PM - PICKLED BROTHERS (CARNIVAL ACT) 8:00PM -R. RING 9:00PM - NOMAD

• 28 TAPS OF CRAFT BEER FROM CAVALIER DISTRIBUTING • SPECIAL KEG TAPPING OF MADTREE BREWING’S

DOUBLEPLUSGOOD IPA JULY 4TH AT THE KEGS ‘N EGGS BREAKFAST AT 8:30AM.

• EIGHT MADTREE BREWING BEERS WILL BE ON TAP • OTHER ADULT BEVERAGE FAVORITES, INCLUDING EI8HT

BALL BREWING, OLD FIREHOUSE BREWING, & NORTHSIDE’S OWN URBAN ARTIFACT BREWERY.

• MT CARMEL BREWING WILL PROVIDE THE THIRD BEER BOOTH WITH THEIR WIDELY RECOGNIZED “BEER AMBULANCE” FEATURING SIX ADDITIONAL TAPS OF MORE OF YOUR LOCAL FAVORITES.

• RED SESAME KOREAN BBQ • DOJO GELATO • MEATBALL KITCHEN • LYRIC FOOD TRUCK • BARRIO TEQUILERIA • WAFFO • CUBAN PETE’S • STREET POPS • WAKE & BAKE, AND OTHERS.

6:00PM DANIEL WAYNE AND THE SILVER LININGS 7:00PM - THEE TSUNAMI’S (BLOOMINGTON) 8:00PM - TBA (CARNIVAL ACT) 8:00PM -WILDHONEY (BALTIMORE) 9:00PM - DAAP GIRLS 10:00PM - FLESH PANTHERS (CHICAGO) 11:00PM -THE GOTOBEDS (PITTSBURGH) MIDNIGHT - THOSE DARLINS

HAPPEN’S FAMILY FUN CARNIVAL IN HOFFNER PARK, STARTING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PARADE UNTIL 4PM. HAPPEN IS BACK WITH MORE FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE HAPPEN’S CARDBOARD CARNIVAL, 1000 CARDBOARD BOXES TO BUILD AND PLAY, AND 50 FEET OF CANVAS WALL SO KIDS OF ALL AGES CAN GRAB SOME PAINT AND EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH ART.

• ALL CRAFT BEER, CIDER & MEAD WILL RANGE IN PRICE FROM $4 TO $6.

• EVERY YEAR THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT SHOTS OF THE PARADE. • SUBMIT YOURS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE HONOR OF THE PARADE PHOTO OF THE YEAR AWARD AND A CASH PRIZE!

• VISIT WWW.NORTHSIDEJULY4.COM FOR MORE INFO ON SUBMITTING • PHOTO CONTEST: PHOTOS WILL BE JUDGED BASED THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: PATRIOTISM; BEAUTY; CREATIVITY; NORTHSIDE-NESS.

NOON JULY 4TH, 2015 HAMILTON AVENUE

• A PRIZE OF $100.00 WILL BE AWARDED TO THE SELECTED PHOTO.

ROCK N’ ROLL CARNIVAL SPONSORS:

THE NORTHSIDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CARNIVAL IS PRESENTED BY THE NORTHSIDE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. THE CARNIVAL WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING:

STAR SPONSORS:

RED SPONSORS:

SILVER SPONSORS:

MADTREE BREWING COMPANY CAVALIER DISTRIBUTING GANTRY : CINCINNATI

GASLIGHT PROPERTIES HAPPEN, INC. MT CARMEL BREWING NYPD PIZZA

NORTHSIDE TAVERN SHAKE IT RECORDS SPUN BICYCLES

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Northside Responds To Tragedy In Charleston.

Following the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C. one of our residents Melissa Spencer posted a message on Nextdoor Northside saying she and some of our neighbors planned to leave plants and flowers on the steps of Word Alive Christian Fellowship on the corner of Hamilton and Pullan for worshippers as they arrived for their June 21st Sunday service. Describing this as “an insufficient gesture” Melissa wrote she felt that a few cards or flowers would say something and be a testament to Northside as a loving community, and invited others to join her. These photos show the flowers in pots and vases, some with cards lining both sides of the steps leading up to the bright red church door. Around the bottom of a pot of brightly colored mums, someone had carefully placed eight shiny turquoise stones stamped with the words “we will be judged by how we love.” Dr. Alexander McEntire and his wife Dr. Jean McEntire told me the entire congregation of Word Alive was touched by these expressions of love and unity and send this message “Thanks to our Northside neighbors who showed the spirit of good will and brotherhood. We greatly appreciate their love.” I think we would all agree that this gesture on the part of Melissa and other Northsiders was in no way insufficient. Submitted by Sue Wilke.

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Northside Celebrates Pride/SCOTUS decision while turning their backs on hate — On Friday June 26th the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it is legal for all

Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love. Within a few hours a group of Northsiders had decorated the home of Northside residents Meredith and Lauren Shockely-Smith (above top left). Not only did their little party serve as a celebration for this landmark decision, but also as a moment to work on making t-shirts for an anti-hate demonstration taking place during the Cincinnati Pride Parade on Saturday. For the second year in a row, a religious anti-LGBTQ hate group was permitted entry into the Pride Parade. However, local organizers formulated a response: when the hate group passed by, parade goers turned their backs and held hands in solidarity, many of whom wore t-shirts or held banners with the phrase “TURN YOUR BACKS ON HATE.” #lovewins #NoHateInCincyPride #TurnYourBackOnHate. ♥♥♥♥ Photos: Jeni Jenkins and Stephanie Kodakya Phillips. life & culture 45223

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education|SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING AND SO ARE THE ACTIVITIES AT HAPPEN, INC.

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ummer is in full swing and so are the activities at Happen, Inc. Each week Happen serves over 400 children in local summer camps, Happen activities and special summer Happen events. From designing sunglasses at Westwood Elementary to providing free toy building to the community with Happen’s Toy Lab at Washington Park on Curiosity Saturdays, Happen has been working hard to provide fun and exciting educational activities to the community. 14 july 2015 / volume 02 / issue 7

CLEAN SIDEWALKS Have you noticed how clean the sidewalks are this summer? Each week Happen and campers from Youth Works have been cleaning the sidewalks on Hamilton Ave. Our first week we picked up 8 bags of trash and weeds from Hamilton Ave. Every Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting) teams of teens walk both sides of Hamilton Ave. starting at North Church and pick up trash and sweep sidewalks down to the viaduct. “It’s been inspiring to see these kids works so hard to clean our neighborhood” said Tommy Rueff, Happen Director, “They really have made a difference.” SUMMER GRILL OUTS Happen is back with more grill outs in Fergus/Children’s park on Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm through August 6th. “Even in the rain we had

95 people attend our first Family Art Picnic cookout of the summer, so we know people are looking forward to the cookouts on Thursdays at Fergus Park” said Rueff. Additionally, Happen has expanded its grill outs to include Sunday nights from 4pm to 6pm in the Happen Flower Garden on Chase Ave. Teens from Happen’s Breadwinners and Teen Hall are grilling out for the whole community to enjoy. 4TH OF JULY IN NORTHSIDE Don’t miss Happen in the 2015 Northside 4th of July Parade and please join us for Happen’s Family Fun Carnival in Hoffner park, starting immediately after the parade until 4pm. Happen is back with more fun outdoor activities including the Happen’s Cardboard Carnival, 1000 cardboard boxes to build and play, and 50 feet of canvas wall so kids of all ages can grab some paint and express themselves through art. WORMS 2 Don’t miss Happen’s next Science and Nature event, Worms 2, July 18th in Happen’s Make It Space. Our

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worm activity was such a big hit with kids that we have decided to do it again. This event promises to make you laugh while you learn about worms and nature in Happen’s Make It. ­­­ Happen’s ongoing theme is “Community is not just where you live,™ it’s how you live with other people.” All the grill outs and outdoor events this summer are just another way that Happen celebrates the community. FOR MORE INFO: If you would like to get involved in any of the Happen programs or learn more please contact us. Call: (513) 751-2345 E-mail: info@happeninc.org. Online: www.happeninc.org Happen Inc. Art activities for parents & children 4201 Hamilton Ave (& Chase) HOURS: 3:30 - 7:30PM (Tue.-Thu.) 10AM - 5PM (Sat.)

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service| YOUTHWORKS RETURNS TO NORTHSIDE FOR SERVICE & ENGAGEMENT

NORTH CHURCH SERVES AS MISSION SITE, HOSTS YOUTH LEADERS & MISSION TRIPS

(Left) YouthWorks host Family Art Picnics along with Happen every Thursday this summer. (Above) YouthWorks leaders Rachel, Luke, Taylor and Jessica.

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t the beginning of June, North Church became the home of four young adults. This summer we welcome Rachel from North Carolina, Luke from Minnesota, Taylor from Illinois, and Jessica from Florida. They are the summer staff for YouthWorks Cincinnati. Each summer YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America. This is the fifth summer that North Church has been the ministry and housing partner for YouthWorks. On Sunday afternoons, high school

youth groups arrive in Northside from all over: Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, etc for a week of service, learning, and fun. This summer, the church auditorium has transformed into a castle as the theme for the week is Upside Down Kingdom based on The Lord’s Prayer. Each week the groups are mixed together and placed on service teams. Monday-Thursday, they go out and serve in various sites around the city. This year they are partnering with Happen Inc.; Whole Again; The Civic Garden Center; Winton Hills Community Church; The City Gospel Mission’s Princesses Ballet; Lindner YMCA; Price

Hill Recreation Center; and LeBlond Boys and Girls Club. The students help with day camps and VBS for kids, gardening, picking up trash, etc. In the evenings they enjoy various activities such as a rap concert, The Freedom Center, a worship service that is different than the services they attend weekly, and on Thursdays they host, along with Happen, the Family Art Picnics in the Children’s Park on the corner of Chase and Fergus from 5pm to 7pm. After the activities they are back at North to worship together, share how they have seen God and how others have blessed them, and process all that they are seeing and hearing during their experiences. It is a full week where many are exposed

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to people, environments, and experiences very different than where they come from. YouthWorks’ hope is that when teens and adults go back home on Friday that their perspectives are broadened, passions are ignited, possibilities are exposed and pursuits are inspired. There is a good chance that you will run into some from the groups either on the street as they work with Happen, or in UDF getting ice cream or Sidewinder getting coffee. Please stop, say “Hi”, and welcome them to Northside. And don’t forget to stop by The Children’s Park on Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm for fellowship, making art, and sharing a FREE meal.

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screen|HAPPEN’S KID FILM CRITICS ”SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT” ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (2015) “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, is a heart-warming story that may make you shed a couple of tears. When outcast high school senior Greg (played by Thomas Mann) meets a girl with leukemia, Rachel, (played by Olivia Cooke), they come together as if they were friends for a lifetime. When Greg and his friend Earl (played by RC Cyler) decide to make a movie to cheer up Rachel, it becomes an emotional dive into sadness. This film is a great coming of age film and highlights some heavy life issues. The whole family should buy tickets straight away. I would give this film 4 out of 5 stars.” -Henry, Happen Kid Film Critic ME AND EARL AND THE DYING

studio backing and the casting of

theater (and find out if you need to

contact Happen at info@happeninc.

GIRL (IN THEATERS NOW)

recognizable top-line talent.

bring some extra tissues).

com. Happen is excited to offer this

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ilms centering on teens dealing with terminal illnesses have come a long way, in a relatively short time. Current young adult

audiences probably have no real memories of A Walk to Remember, which featured Mandy Moore as a sheltered high school student with a year to live who attracts the attention of a hot young rebel (Shane West) and changes his life. Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, A Walk to Remember (one of the more affecting Sparks adaptations) set the stage for last year’s The Fault in Our Stars,

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon,

- TT Stern-Enzi, Cincinnati Film Critic

new program to teenagers in the community. Sessions are free and

turns away from that path, wandering

Each month, Happen’s Kid Film

registration is based on first come

down quirkier indie backstreets in

Critics received their own official

first served.

search of a tougher brand of healing.

Happen film critic packet and

The “Me” of the title, played by up

a press badge. TT Stern-Enzi,

and comer Thomas Mann (Project X),

Cincinnati film critic, provided

is an aggressively anonymous high

insight about the film and guided the

school senior with no plans for the future who so lacks interpersonal

children as they wrote this month’s film reviews. We are excited to

confidence that he refers to Earl (RJ Cyler), his best friend since first grade, as his co-worker. You might think you know what will happen when this emotionally stunted kid

announce that starting next month

This month we asked Happen Kid Film Critic, Henry to go on special assignment to a critic’s screening of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl provided by TT Stern-Enzi and watchrightnow.com.

Happen Kid Critics will expand

Read Henry’s review and be sure to

to include teen sessions for ages

watch Me and Earl and the Dying

thirteen to seventeen.

Girl (In Theaters Now) Happen Inc.

another adaptation (this time from

meets “the Dying Girl” (Olivia

YA bestseller John Green). Fault

The teen film sessions will meet

Cooke), but Gomez-Rejon aims for

starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel

twice a month on Wednesday

something more complex, especially

Elgort as a pair of teens who meet

in its approach to its core audience.

afternoons at Happen’s Make It

in a cancer support group and fall

Check out what Happen’s special Kid

in love. Both of these teen dramas

Critic correspondent had to say about

If you have a teen that would

www.happeninc.org

gained a life-supporting boost from

the film before heading off to the

like to be a film critic, then please

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health & wellness| ELEVEN PRACTICES THAT CAN HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER

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ccording to Chinese Medicine, lack of sleep can lead to obesity and other health problems by slowing down the digestive system and causing fatigue, depression and ulcers. By getting better sleep we can improve many health problems. SOME TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEP: 1. Change your sleep patterns with the season. In traditional Chinese Medicine there are guidelines for going to bed and waking up based on cyclic relations between humans and the seasons. - In spring, go to bed early and wake up early with the sunrise. - In summer, go to bed later than usual and wake up early with the sunrise. - In autumn, go to bed early and wake up early. - In winter, go to bed early and

wake up late. 2. Protect your feet and keep them warm Feet are very important in Chinese Medicine. Feet reflect the internal organs and the tissues of the body. Choose good, comfortable footwear, and massage your feet frequently. This will improve your circulation, thereby increasing your life energy. Soaking your feet in hot water before going to bed will also improve the quality of your sleep. 3. Walk every day, especially after dinner Moving the body helps the circulatory and digestive systems to function more efficiently. This naturally leads to the improvement of bowel movements, too. Walking daily, especially outdoors, improves breathing, muscles, joints, heart, and nervous system. It follows that sleep will improve as well. 4. Give your body time to wake up Don’t jump out of bed right away when you hear your alarm go off. The human body needs time to move from one state to another, to preserve internal energy and maintain the yin/yang balance. 5. Keep your emotions balanced According to Chinese Medicine each emotion is related to an organ. Joy is related to the heart, anger is related to the liver, pensiveness and worry can affect the spleen, and sadness can harm the lungs. If we let our emotions run away with us, illness and disease

can follow. We all have experienced being too excited about something, and then found ourselves unable to sleep all night. Pay attention to your emotional state, and work on staying grounded. If your emotions overwhelm you, remember to breathe deeply. 6. Drink green tea instead of coffee in the morning Drinking green tea on a daily basis is a lot better than drinking coffee. Green tea is high in antioxidants, and it has less than half the caffeine of coffee. 7. Drink room temperature water Drinking cold water forces your body to work extra hard to heat up the water. If you drink cold water at night your body will be over-stimulated and this may keep you awake. 8. Avoid eating over-stimulating food Eating spicy food and drinking alcohol can overstimulate the nervous system, causing imbalance in the liver. This, too, can disturb your sleep. 9. Darken you bedroom In order to help keep the body in balance and calm the mind, have the least amount of light possible during sleep. This helps to reduce brain activity, enabling better quality sleep. 10. Practice meditation If you can’t sleep, get up and meditate. Meditation releases your thoughts and balances your breathing, helping to calm your mind and aid sleep.

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11. Get acupuncture Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat insomnia. In China, it’s one of the first treatments given to patients with sleep issues. Rather than turning to medication, try these natural ways to promote sleep, and see if your waking life doesn’t improve as well. Sweet dreams!

Arwa Atwan Arwa Atwan is an Ohio licensed acupuncturist and a national board certified NCCAOM practitioner. She sees patients at Future Life Now, 4138 Hamilton Ave., here in Northside. Call: (513) 5415720 or Visit: www.futurelifenow.com

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opinion| BLACK LIVES MATTER — A BIT MORE

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ncovering the many ways that black lives have not mattered is finally taking the public by the throat. What is acceptable as “normal” has become grotesque. The most positive result is to hope that black lives will matter more and more in our human relationships. History teaches that facing difficult realities is rarely easy. We prefer to think in a lazy fashion, holding out the belief that the pain and conflicts are unusual and not part of what goes on in our everyday life. Moving to a deeper level too often leaves the learner feeling stupid about how society works in our own lives and in the lives of others. Too often this state of discomfort is too unbearable to examine deeply and 18 july 2015 / volume 02 / issue 7

so we return to the safety of “scapegoating,” the attitude of “blaming the victim,” or the crazy assumption that is “the” way that society works best. The last few weeks have exposed many hurts and brought to the surface of discussions the confusing ways that human relationships continue to be defined in brutal ways. There is more to our relationships than the experience of murder and it is strongly wished that our better natures will emerge, face the horror, and do something differently. In almost every area of our community there is great pain caused by personal poverty, institutional discrimination, and widespread callousness. Right now, people with can-

cer who are poor are regularly pushed aside for failing the game of financial eligibility, bringing the “right” materials to the hospital for certification so that treatment can be scheduled. Right now, people who are poor and minorities are wondering if there are people in the system that care about their culture of sickness, the attitude of despair that haunts poor people’s decisions about why they don’t seek care. Right now, a “suspicious” finding on a exam is left unexamined by a medical team as a poor person sits in confusion about what cancer means and how it could be treated. Amazingly, there is a safety net of programs that could ease all fears about paying for care. The county of Hamilton has a special and generous levy that is aimed at helping poor and minorities with their treatment expenses. The American Cancer Society has programs to assist poor and minorities with financial barriers. The state of Ohio and the federal government have programs and policies to help the poor on the books at this time. A patient navigation process for every cancer person could be established. Yet, the poor and minorities live out a life, a half life, really. We will know that black lives matter a bit more when we see agents of the health care system actively reaching out to community residents who are poor and minorities and welcoming them into the agencies, clinics, and hospitals that can make a difference in extending life. The removal of the Confederate flag in Charleston, South Carolina is important. But the removal of policies, attitudes, and practices that rob citizens of their lives matters more. We will know that black lives matter a bit more when we face the failing educational systems that make up Cincinnati public education.

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The schools are now fully segregated and a flag of resignation covers their doorways into a productive future. Our schools of education have resigned from the research and practice that has made a difference in other cities. We accept the flag of failure over the schools as a given for our children’s future. We will know that black lives matter a bit more when our neighborhoods welcome integration. The dirty little secret of neighborhood isolation continues in the buying and selling of our houses. “No low income housing in our neighborhood” is what this flag says. We will know that black lives matter a bit more when our universities worry about the admission and retention of minority and poor students and faculty on a regular basis and when the leadership, student and faculty, agree to stamp out the racist practices of teachers, courses, grading practices, scholarships, hirings, and student activities. An optimist looking at the state of affairs facing this community, country, and world would be challenged by the realists. Optimism is a form of disability because it suggests that change for the better can and will happen if only people were organized for a goal of compassion. Acting kindly means that we can overcome our seeming enduring blindness to how black lives matter; we can change our deafness to the realities of the present when black joblessness causes pain, and, together, we can all stand up for the reality that black lives matter right now, in our homes, our hospitals, our schools, and in our neighborhoods. Why not a bit more respect?

Steve Sunderland Steve Sunderland is director of the Peace Village Cancer Project.


comic relief|FILM REVIEWS FEATURING COMEDIAN GEOFF TATE The nature of this paper makes it difficult to review movies as they’re in the theater, so I will be reviewing movies that are available on Netflix, Redbox and upcoming theatrical releases (that I have not seen).

NETFLIX TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION Robots AND dinosaurs? Dinosaurs that turn into cars or maybe other robots? Maybe like the dinosaur is the car and then it becomes a man type robot? I really have no idea, but I’m sure it’s robots and dinosaurs.

Dane Cook works at Sam’s. It’s probably as much fun as going to Sam’s. On a Saturday.

REDBOX CHAPPIE I think this is another movie about robots. People becomes friends with a robot cop. THE FORGER John Travolta makes fake paintings that are really accurate. So are they fake? Or whatever this movie probably tries to tell you JUPITER ASCENDING

THE COBBLER

A half dog man and Mila Kunis do something in space

Adam Sandler fixes shoes. And the shoes are magic. And he wears magic shoes. It’s like that Ernest movie with magic shoes. Or like that Sandler movie woth the magic remote control.

TAKEN 3 Liam Neeson’s stupid family gets lost again and he has to find them, this time in Los Angeles, so it is absolutely not the same as the other two.

NIGHTCRAWLER

OTHER NEW RELEASES

Just as creepy and unsettling as it was in the theater

AMY

LEE DANIELS: THE BUTLER Apparently, the white house has a butler. And Lee Daniels made a movie about him. So many presidents!

A documentary about Amy Winehouse, a lady who really, really didn’t want to go to rehab. JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER Taglined with a Seger song. If I wasn’t in already, I am all in now.

SEX ED Finally. No jokes. I hope this fills in some of the gaps in my knowledge. FOUR BROTHERS Wahlberg and Andre 3000 seek vengeance on whoever killed their mother. I guess it’s maybe an adoption scenario? EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

geoff tate Geoff Tate is a writer and comedian who lives in Northside. He’s performed all across the country as well as at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest and on Comedy Central and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He’s probably eating breakfast at the Blue Jay right now.

CALL TO INTERESTED EDITORS/WRITERS/JOURNALISTS/ POETS/PHOTOGRAPHERS/GRAPHIC DESIGNERS THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A TEAM OF INDIVIDUALS TO TAKE OVER MANAGING AND RUNNING THE NORTHSIDER MONTHLY NEWSPAPER BEGINNING WITH THE AUGUST EDITION. CURRENTLY THE PAPER IS PUT TOGETHER BY ONE PERSON--BUT A TEAM WOULD BE MORE FEASIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE. ARE YOU INTERESTED?

Positions Include: Managing Editor; Copywriters; Journalists; Layout Specialist; Graphic Deisgner; Social Media Coordinators; Ad Managers; and a Delivery Manager. We are also looking for contributors to submit articles, poetry, short stories and artwork/photography. Additionally, we are open to ideas for content or special projects. We want to hear your voice! This is also a good way to gain exposure for your work and be involved with a grassroots newspaper. While this is a small budget grassroots volunteer run newspaper with limited funds available now, there is potential for this to change in the future. A special meeting will be held in July. If you are interested or would like to find out more please send an email.

email: northsidermonthly@gmail.com Subject line: Northsider Team


northside events calendar – july ONGOING EVENTS: First Monday – Northside Business Association Monthly Meeting @ Happen, Inc. 4201 Hamilton Ave. (6PM) The Northside Business Association is a resource for all Northside Businesses and works to continually improve the neighborhood. More info: call 513-5414745 or email: bdemske@ella.net

Third Monday (Fourth Monday January and February) – Northside Community Council Monthly Meeting @ McKie Rec Center 1655 Chase Ave. (7PM) Get involved with issues that directly affect our community! The NCC is a volunteer, community-based organization that provides an opportunity for all individuals in the community to participate in Northside’s present and to chart Northside’s future.

Every other Monday – The Qtet @ Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9PM) Influences range from Miles Davis to Van Halen. Jazz. Front room. Cost: Free www.northsidetav.com

Every other Monday – Northside Jazz Ensemble @ Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9PM) From Funk, Reggae and Soul to Rock, Free Jazz, Blues and straight-ahead Jazz and back again, this tight four-piece puts familiar tunes in a brand new bag. Jazz. Front room. Cost: Free. www.northsidetav.com Every Monday – Afternoon Games @ Northside Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library 4219 Hamilton Ave. (3PM) For information, call 513-369-4449

Every Monday – Toddler Times @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center 4244 Hamilton Ave. (10:30a.m. to 1p.m.) FREE. www. theplaceforfamilies.com

Every Monday – Crawlers & Climbers @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center 4244 Hamilton Ave. (10:30-11:15am) $10 per class. Children are offered an array of fun motor activities in an encouraging, safe, soft environment. www.theplaceforfamilies.com

Every Monday – Whale of a Tale / Storytime @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center 4244 Hamilton Ave. (12:00 - 12.30pm) FREE. Interactive bilingual story time. Instill the love of reading within your child from infancy upward by participating in our multi-sensory story time. Weekly themes incorporate story telling, singing, and a simple take-home craft, if desired. www.theplaceforfamilies.com

Every Monday – Dawg Yawp (Vinyl DJ Sets)

The Comet 4579 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. Indie/Jazz. www.cometbar.com

Every Monday – Trivia @ Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Ave. (8PM) Cost: Free. www. northsidetav.com.

Every tuesday– JitterBugs @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center (10:30-11:15) Ages 18 months to 3 years. $10 per class. This unique movement class for beginners introduces basic terminology and the fundamental movements of ballet, modern, African and creative dance! www. theplaceforfamilies.com Every tuesday– Crawlers & Climbers @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center (10:30) www.theplaceforfamilies.com Every tuesday– Movers & Shakers @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center (11:30) 3/24 - 5/26. www.theplaceforfamilies.com

Every Tuesday – Zumba @ McKie Center (6PM) 1655 Chase Avenue. ”If you are perfect don’t come”- you’ll ruin our demographic.

Every Tuesday – Bike Night @ The Comet 4579 Hamilton Ave. (7pm) Motorcycle enthusiasts gathering. Free. Bikes, Burritos and Brews. www.cometbar.com

Every Tuesday – Artist In Residency w/ Jennifer Simone @ The Comet 4579 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. Indie/Folk. www. cometbar.com

Every Tuesday – DJ Nick Perkins @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. Hip-Hop/Electronic. Every Tuesday Third Tuesday– Square Dance @ Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. (8-10:30 pm) All dances taught. Live music by the Northside Volunteers. Beer on tap. Suggested donation $5-10 to caller.

First wednesday– The Chris Comer Trio @ The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Ave. (8PM) A piano based jazz trio. Cost: Free. More info: www.ChrisComerTrio.com Every Wednesday – Northside Farmers Market @ Northside Presbyterian Church 4222 Hamilton Ave.(4-7PM) This twelve-month market brings tri-state farmers to the city of Cincinnati to sell their produce, meat, eggs, crafts and fruit. NFM prides itself on bringing fresh and locally produced food to the vibrant community of Northside. www.northsidefm.org

@ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave. Free. Rock/electronic. www.thechameleonclub.com

Every Wednesday – Karaoke @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave. (8pm) Free. Karaoke. www.thechameleonclub.com

Every Monday – The Marburg Collective @

Every Wednesday – Sexy Time Live Band

Karaoke @ Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9PM) Live band karaoke. Back room. Cost: Free. www.sexytimekaraoke.com

Every Second Saturday – Basement Reggae w/ Abiyah & Grover @ The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. www.cometbar.com

Every Thursday – Zumba Class @ Northside Presbyterian Church Thursday (7PM) 4222 Hamilton Ave. ”If you are perfect don’t come”you’ll ruin our demographic.

first sundays – Bulletville @ Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Live music. Front room. Free. www.northsidetav.com

Every Thursday – International Folk Dancing @ Clifton Community Arts Center, 7-9 PM. Line/circle dances from Eastern Europe/ Middle East. No partners necessary, no experience necessary. Teaching available. For information, call 541-6306 or e-mail kspencer1@cinci.rr.com. Cost $3.

Every Thursday – Karaoke with Bree @ Boswell’s, 1686 Blue Rock. (8pm) Free. Great food, great drinks, great karaoke! www.facebook.com/hotwheelsentertainment Every first & third Thursday – Comedy Night w/ Andrew Rudick @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. www. thechameleonclub.com

LAST Thursday – Folk & Fiction @ The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Ave. (6-11PM) Reading and musical performances. Cost: Free. More info: facebook.com/folkandfiction Every Saturday – Signing Safari @ Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center (11:30-12:15) Ages 6 to 35 months. $10 per class. Join your child in singing, signing, playing, & rhyming! www.theplaceforfamilies.com

Every SATURDAY – Zumba @ McKie Center (12PM) 1655 Chase Avenue. ”If you are perfect don’t come”- you’ll ruin our demographic.

Every Saturday – International Folk Dancing @ Twin Towers’ Hader Room (8:30-10:30 PM). Line and circle dances from Eastern Europe/Middle East. No partners necessary, no experience necessary. Teaching available. For information, call 541-6306 or e-mail kspencer1@cinci.rr.com. Cost: $5.

Every Second Saturday – Northside Second Saturdays (6-10PM) Come see art, shop, imbibe and eat in one of Cincinnati’s most creative and diverse neighborhoods. Every Second Saturday – Hook & Ladder (Vinyl Night) w/ Margaret Darling (The Seedy Seeds, Devout Wax) @ Chameleon 4114 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. Vinyl / Variety. www.thechameleonclub.com

Every Second Saturday – Jill Cleary Galaxie Art Show & Skate Park Fundraiser @ Galaxie Skate Shop, 4202 Hamilton Ave. (6pm) Free. Art. galaxieskateshop.blogspot.com

third sundays – Vegan Potluck @ Clifton United Methodist Church 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, 45220 (2pm potluck|3 pm program) Please bring a vegan dish. www. veganearthus.org Final sundays – The Tillers @ Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Live music. Front room. Free. www.northsidetav.com every sunday – SUNIGHT w/ Josiah Wolf (of Why?) @ The Comet 4579 Hamilton Ave., (10:30 PM) Free. Indie/Improvisational. www.cometbar.com

Every Sunday – Comet Bluegrass Allstars @ The Comet. (7:30PM & 9PM) The Comet house band plays two sets every Sunday. Cost: Free. 4579 Hamilton Ave.

EVERY OTHER SUNDY – Dance & Draw w/ MULAMBA (Cinthesizer) @ Chameleon 4114 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. Art/DJ/Indie/ Electronic. thechameleonclub.com

UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursday, July 2 – Spoken Nerd w/ Counterfeit Money Machine & Quiet Entertainer @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave., (9pm) Free. Hip-hop. www.thechameleonclub.com

Friday, July 3 – Vinyl Frontiers @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave., (9pm) Free. Hip-hop. www.thechameleonclub.com

Saturday, July 11 – Jill Cleary Art Gallery Opening @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave., (7pm) (7pm) Free. Art. www.thechameleonclub. com Saturday, July 11 – Chuck Cleaver w/ BABE RAGE @ The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., (9pm) Free. Rock. www.cometbar.com Friday, July 17 – Art & Science @ The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., (9pm) Free. Jazz. www. cometbar.com

Friday, June 19 – #freshlist @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave., (9pm) Electronic/EDM. www.thechameleonclub.com Saturday, July 18 – #Freshlist @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave., (9pm) EDM/Art. www. thechameleonclub.com Friday, July 24 – The Hiders @ Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Free. Indie/Rock. www.northsidetav.com


July Events at the Northside Library • July 6 at 6pm. Lego Lunacy!! Explore and create with Legos and win prizes for your unique creations! • July 7 at 3pm. Play baseball bingo and win some prizes • July 8 at 10am. Preschool storytime for ages 3-6 and their caregivers • July 9 at 3pm. Join Cincinnati Parks to learn about local wildlife. • July 11 at 3pm. Join us for a movie and snacks! • July 14 at 5:30pm. Join Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to learn how to make your own paper! • July 15 at 10am. Preschool storytime for ages 3-6 and their caregivers • July 16 at 3pm. Join Kennedy Heights Arts Center to learn about and create art like Sam Gilliam.

• July 20 at 6pm. Join us for a movie and snacks! • July 21 at 3pm. Join us for afternoon crafts –decorate a sun visor! • July 22 at 10am. Preschool storytime for ages 3-6 and their caregivers • July 25 at 3pm. Join us for a family storytime. • July 29 at 10am. Preschool storytime for ages 3-6 and their caregivers. • June 1-July 31 Join our Summer Learning Program where you earn prizes just by reading!!! Open to all ages!!!!! Feel free to contact the Northside Library at 513-369-4449 or Marni Blanken (Children’s Librarian) at Marni.Blanken@CincinnatiLibrary.org for details! Northside Library|4219 Hamilton Ave. | Mon.-Tues. 12-8pm | Wed.-Sat. 12-6pm

July Events at Urban Artifact|1660 Blue Rock st. | (513) 978-1956 | www.artifactbeer.com • July 1 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz, swing) 8:30-11:30 • July 2 Ann Chamberlain (vocal jazz) 8pm-midnight • July 3 “Fresh Funk” presented by the Marburg Collective (funk) 9pm-12:30 • July 4 The Sundresses + Leggy + Edison (rock) 9pm-12:30 • July 6 Lyrical Insurrection (open mic, spoken word, hip-hop) 8-11pm • July 7 “Northside Town Hall” hosted by Geoff Tate (comedy) 8-11pm • July 8 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz, swing) 8:30-11:30 • July 9 Voyager (jazz, funk) 8pm-midnight • July 10 Animal Mother + Tiny Elephant + Ty Sheets Quartet (jazz, fusion, rock) 8pm-12:30 • July 11 Automagik (rock, indie) 9pm-12:30 • July 13 Lyrical Insurrection (open mic, spoken word, hip-hop) 8-11pm • July 14 “Northside Town Hall” hosted by Geoff Tate (comedy) 8-11pm • July 15 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz, swing) 8:30-11:30 • July 16 James Gaiters’ MUV-MeNT (jazz) 8pm-midnight

• July 17 Eclipse (hip-hop, fusion, rock) 9pm-12:30 • July 18 Nevele + Sol Echo (rock, indie) 9pm-12:30 • July 20 Lyrical Insurrection (open mic, spoken word, hip-hop) 8-11pm • July 21 “Northside Town Hall” hosted by Geoff Tate (comedy) 8-11pm • July 22 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz, swing) 8:30-11:30 • July 23 Bob Ross Quartet with JD Allen (jazz) 8pm-midnight • July 24 Jim Pelz and the Loser Angels (rock, folk) 9pm-12:30 • July 25 Majestic Man + Celestials (rock, funk) 9pm-12:30 • July 27 Lyrical Insurrection (open mic, spoken word, hip-hop) 8-11pm • July 28 “Northside Town Hall” hosted by Geoff Tate (comedy) 8-11pm • July 29 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz, swing) 8:30-11:30 • July 30 Pat Kelly’s PyschoAcoustic Orchestra (big band, jazz) 8pm-midnight • July 31 Offbeat Collective feat. Eric Rollin (hip-hop, jazz, improvisation) 9pm12:30 ALL SHOWS ARE NO COVER & ALL-AGES

Northside Block Party

My Daddy Reads at Northside library

GlamBurn Shots: a fundraiser for art grants

Northside Block Party provided by North Church, World Outreach Christian Church, Word Alive Christian Fellowship, and Happen, Inc. Free food, bouncy house, community booths, water games, game booths and prizes. All are welcome!

Local book promotes early literacy

This is the second annual Glamburn fundraiser. This unique event allows you get a full makeover and pick out an outfit from Kintimate’s incredible costume selection. Our volunteer photographers will then provide a personalized portrait session based on your personality and style. Go wild, silly or glamorous! Your photos will then have basic edits and will be emailed to you for your personal use. All funds go directly to support art grants for interactive art pieces created for The Mosaic Experiment held in October.

Date: 8/8/15 Time:1-4pm

What: My Daddy Reads emphasizes the value of reading, literacy and positive self-expression while celebrating and encouraging fathers to read to their children. Who: Join acclaimed visual artist, author and arts educator Annie Ruth and lyricist Teniah for interactive performances of music, poetry, storytelling and song. No registration required.

Location: North Church (4222 Hamilton Ave.) parking lot.

When: Thursday, July 23, 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Why: To help promote the Summer Learning Program.

We will have light snacks provided. Games such as Cards Against humanity will help pass the time while you wait for your session. BYOB!

Contact Joann Ashley for more info: Phone: (513) 681-1400 Online: www.northpresbyterian.org

Where: Northside Library|4219 Hamilton Ave.

For more about Annie Ruth and My Daddy Reads, visit www.mydaddyreads.net. For Library program details, call 513-369-6900 or visit programs.cincinnatilibrary. org.

Date: 7/11/15 Time: 7-11pm Location: Kintimate Costumes etc. Knowlton Ave, 45223 Cost: $15 donation We will have light snacks provided. Games such as Cards Against humanity will help pass the time while you wait for your session. BYOB!

Contact Angie Asselin for more info: Email: acartsandphoto@gmail.com Online: www.mosaicexperiment.com


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