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PEOPLE OF NORTHSIDE A 27-YEAR DANCE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
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COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS
NORTHSIDE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NEWS
ARTS & CULTURE 5 UNLEASHED -A NEW NOVEL EXPERIENCE - “SENTIENT” GETS
EDUCATION -HAPPEN HISTORY IN THE MAKING -NORTHSIDE LEARNS ASSET MAPPING PROJECT
OPINION -SHOULD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AFFECT YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY?
8 DEVELOPMENT -CAIN’S ANNETTE LIEBING HOSPITALITY HOUSE CULTURE 9 NEIGHBOR FOOD -NORTHSIDE FARMER’S MARKET - ANOTHER FOR A
Ollie Kroner, Jim Swafford, Ellen Garner, Matt Luken, Ben Moore, Sue Wilke, Steve and Lisa Lemen, Ana Bird, Kamal E. Kimball, Amona Al-Refaei, Alisa Balestra, Maria Weyler, Arwa Atwan, Stefanie Sunderland, TT Stern-Enzi & the Happen Film Critics, Tim Jeckering, Brianna Kelly, Mary Kroner, Steve Sunderland.
Happen Inc., Chris Glass, Tommy Reuff, CAIN, Ana Bird, Peter Stephens Photography, Tina Gutierrez, Amona Al-Refaei, Maria Weyler, Arwa Atwan, Stefanie Sunderland.
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FEATURE - WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESSES -HELEN SMITH - OF HELLTOWN WORKSHOP
Riccardo Taylor, Karen Andrews, Sue Wilke, Stephen Davis, SaraLynne Thoresen, ThoraLynne McKinney, Mati Senerchia, Noeli Senerchia, Jacob Walker, Daisy Walker, Evan Hunter-Linville, Owen Hunter-Linville, Lauren Shockley-Smith, Meredith Shockely-Smith.
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- PEOPLE OF NORTHSIDE 12 FEATURE -A 27 YEAR DANCE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY - MONARCH WAYSTATIONS 14 HABITAT -CREATING BUTTERFLY HABITATS HEALTH & WELLNESS 16 -DIY HAND ACUPRESSURE FOR BALANCING YOUR EMOTIONS
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northside community council news|NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATES LEED for Neighborhoods Northside has been awarded a grant from Global Green which will bring sustainability experts to Cincinnati in October to analyze best practices for environmentally responsible development. The team will evaluate Northside according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard. Equitable Development In an effort to maintain an economically diverse neighborhood, NCC was awarded a grant to analyze strategies for preserving affordable housing options. Neighbors came together for two community summits
held August 24 and 25. Be on the look out for the outcomes from the meeting. Blue Rock Improvements Blue Rock Street has become a major entry point into the neighborhood from the Colerain exit of I-74. Blue Rock will be undergoing some major improvements in the upcoming months. The sidewalks will be widened, street trees will be planted, and the lanes will be reconfigured at the intersections. Northside Porch Tour Every two years, Northside celebrates our history and architecture
with the Northside Porch Tour. Streets are lined with candle-lit luminarias and horse-drawn carriages lead tours of the neighborhood as local historians share stories about Northside’s early years. Mark your calendars for October 10! MORE INFO: Meeting: Next Community Council Meeting - 7 p.m. September 21st at McKie Rec Center. 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/ For frequent updates, find us on Facebook!
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.
northside business association news|SCHAEPER’S PHARMACY CELEBRATES 30 YEARS DID YOU KNOW? Schaeper’s Pharmacy is celebrating 30 years here in Northside! On October 9th they will be hosting their 12th annual “Northside Health Fair”, a concept developed by Linette Corwin and Rick Schaeper. The Northside Health Fair was conceived with the intent to educate local residents on emerging health and wellness practices and programs, and to dispel fears and misperceptions involving preventative health care resources that are available to everyone in our community. A lot of folks weren’t too receptive to preventative and proactive healthcare testing, screening and vaccinations, and many were just not aware of all that was available. “We had to find a way to warm
up customers to the idea,” said Rick Schaeper. The Health Fair was intended to be an unintimidating exposure to health education and access to the “FREE” healthcare resources that many were not aware of. Twelve years later this has evolved into one of the most comprehensive community healthcare conventions in the Tri-State. As a result, a lot more of us here in Northside live healthier lives by taking advantage of free vaccination programs, health literature, and screening and testing for things like blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, BMI lung function, hand grip strength, hearing, and much more! We are very fortunate here in Northside to have a family-owned pharmacy that cares about the health and welfare of
the residents that it serves. Schaeper’s has always had that personalized neighborly approach to customer service. I, for one, would like to thank them for their 30 years of community service and healthcare support! Please be sure to join them at the Northside Health Fair on Friday, October 9th at North Church, 4222 Hamilton Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be dozens of health services and education programs free for the taking. Participating partners include Mercy Health, Planned Parenthood, Cincinnati Fire Dept., Farmers Market, Life Center, Palmetto GBA, Hearing-Speech & Deaf Center, just to name a few. It is a fun and fact-filled event that includes freebies and treats, an hourly raffle, and a grand prize
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awarded at 5:30 p.m. - not to mention you might just learn about ways to improve your health and quality of life here in Northside. Again, thanks to the great folks at Schaeper’s Northside Pharmacy! 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
arts & culture| A NEW NOVEL EXPERIENCE - “SENTIENT” GETS UNLEASHED THE LAUNCH PARTY IS SET AND YOU’RE INVITED
“Sentient”, a vegan-themed experiham, conceptual creator and author mental fan-fiction journey is celebrating of “Sentient.” “Your voice matters. their premiere with a launch party on This is a story about our responsibility October 15 to one another and making the world hat do original art, the a better place. In doing so, I was increative process, and spired to bring community back to the social activism have creative process!” in common? A unique, “Sentient” is a vegan-themed community-drive novel that is about to experimental fan-fiction journey be unleashed. “Sentient,” an online premiering October interactive novel, is celYour voice matters. 15. Our goal is to ebrating its premiere provide the reader This is a story about party. with choices that will our responsibility Taking place on transform “Sentient” October 15, at The to one another and into a full-length Shakti Factory, 3716 making the world a novel. Montgomery Road, better place.” The party and Evanston, “Sentient” Season One of the will be launching the interactive sci-fi experience are free, community into the dystopian world but donations are welcome. of Season One, where society has
crumbled, water is privatized, and The Industry controls the food supply. The party will feature the unveiling of original character art, a dramatic reading of an excerpt from the first episode, a question and answer session with the author, as well as music and food. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.. “We hope everyone comes to get in on the excitement and be a part of the creative community from episode one,” said Jen VanLanding-
FOR MORE INFO: For further details on this event and to RSVP, visit http://on.fb.me/1PRvscq Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.sentientexperience.com
Ellen Garner Ellen Garner is a freelance PR consultant and member of Sentient Team.
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education|HAPPEN HISTORY IN THE MAKING
appen’s studio on the corner of Chase and Hamilton Ave. will turn into a Northside History Museum Oct 6, 7, 8
a surprise. Happen, Inc. provides
from 3:30pm to 7:30pm and October
that pets can play a huge role in
3 & 10 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. If
child’s life. So each year Happen
you are new to Northside or even if
provides activities to celebrate our
you grew up in our neighborhood you
four legged friends. From Pop Arf
don’t want to miss this fun event. We
sessions (making art with your dog)
will take you on a journey through
to the Canine Calendar, Happen
the growth of Northside and you can
wants to engage the entire family.
describe what you think Northside will
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look like in the future. Plus you can be
over twenty dogs for the 2016
a part of a Northside Time Capsule
calendar and plan to continue
and much more! All this leading up to
scheduling appointments throughout
the Northside Porch Tour that you don’t
September” said Happen Director
want to miss on Saturday, October 10 at 6:00pm at Jergen’s Park. Happen’s Breadwinners will be there selling their glow in the dark 45223 shirts! So make sure to stop by their booth during the tour and help support teens in Northside. The week before the tour Happen will be converted into a fun world of Northside knowledge and activities for the whole family. If you have historic pictures of your house or business, fun facts or even a story about Northside please contact us at email@example.com and who knows? You might make it into the Northside Museum. Your dog can also make history this month and be a star as Happen, Inc. celebrates the dogs of Northside and Greater Cincinnati with the 2016 Happen Canine Calendar. You can sign up your dog now for a free photo shoot at Happen, Inc. Every dog that
free fun and creative activities for the whole family and recognizes
Tommy Rueff. The calendars serve as a fundraiser for Happen to help provide the free programing Happen offers to the community. Calendars will go on sale the day after Thanksgiving for 10 dollars and all proceeds go to help fund Happen. Calendars can also be sponsored by businesses and individuals. “It’s great way to let people know that your company supports Happen, Inc.,” Rueff added. Leading up to the calendar release Happen will be hosting Happen’s Howl Fest Dog Costume walk at Fergus park. Dress your dog up and join the fun on Sunday October 25th at 3:00pm for a fun 1 mile walk starting at Fergus Park. Save the date and follow Happen on Facebook and our front windows for more information.
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FOR MORE INFO: Call: (513) 751-2345 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: www.happeninc.org
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EDUCATION| NORTHSIDE LEARNS ASSET MAPPING PROJECT
en Moore who along with Ali Trianfo participated in our asset-mapping project this summer wrote the following. Ben was asked if he would summarize his experience working on this project. Ben from Dallas, Texas and Ali from the Columbus area are both entering their junior year’s at Xavier and neither had been to Northside before undertaking this project. Their work has provided a valuable resource to the Northside Learns Committee which will begin meeting again in late September to determine how to best use the information and resources Ali and Ben uncovered and build upon their good work. Meanwhile, if you have questions about Northside Learns or would like to be added to the resource list please contact Sue Wilke, NCC Education Committee Chair at email@example.com.
My name is Ben Moore, and my fellow Xavier student, Ali Trianfo, and I, have been engaging in a community learning project called Northside Learns this summer. Ali and I worked for the Community Building Institute at Xavier University, and Cincinnati Public Schools funded this project. Northside Learns is an initiative sponsored by the Northside Community Council’s Education Committee that grew out of a year long series of community conversations. The Northside Community Council education initiative is dedicated to connecting the three local elementary schools – Chase Elementary, Parker Woods Montessori, and St. Boniface School – with the many assets Northside has to offer. However, the mission and vision of Northside Learns is broader than just the three schools. The ultimate goal is to make
the community of Northside a larger community learning center with the schools as the hubs. Throughout the summer, we canvassed the Northside community and pitched our project to local businesses, non-profits, and community-engaged individuals in an effort to increase collaboration and pull resources between the neighborhood assets. Our initial goal for this education initiative is to enrich the elementary students’ education by presenting them with learning opportunities in the neighborhood that may be missed in a traditional classroom setting or at home. Having not been familiar with Northside before the start of the project, we were surprised and encouraged by the dedication and strong sense of community throughout Northside’s residents, business owners, and community
leaders. Our success this summer is due largely to the overwhelming support and community conscious present in Northside, especially the Northside Learns Committee made up of the three schools, Northside Community Council Education Committee, Word Play, Happen, Inc. and CAIN. As we dove head first in the community over the past few months, we gained great appreciation for the unique and vibrant community of Northside. The tremendous response from Northsiders wanting to be engaged in our students’ education is exactly what our communities – in Northside and across Cincinnati – need to be centers for sustainable, cohesive learning.
BEN MOORE WITH INTRO BY SUE WILKE
opinion| SHOULD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AFFECT YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY?
here are the unnecessary deaths in Cincinnati?” asked Dr. Harold Freeman, former president of the American Cancer Society, at a recent Cincinnati conference on patient navigation. Freeman was pointing out that the failure to identify and treat cancer in its earliest stages leads to deaths that could have been prevented. Both the Cincinnati and Hamilton Health Departments have identified the neighborhoods where there is a gap of 20 years in life expectancy. Their reports reveal the abundance of death from cancer and other diseases that stains Cincinnati as a city of progress, opportunity, and access to health care. It is hard to believe that people in certain communities average 81.8 to 87 years of age while there are also communities that never get above 69.9 to 73.3 years of age (Hamilton County Public Health. August 2014. Does Place Matter?: Health Equity in Hamilton County, p. 34). Avondale, College Hill, Evanston-East Walnut
Hills, Fay Apartments, Northside, South Fairmount, and Walnut Hills were identified as having the highest death rates (N. Maseru and C. Jones. March 2011. Cincinnati Health Department, p.5). Freeman has come to Cincinnati to tell the story of how he reduced mortality over five years in his community of Harlem, New York City, through a patient navigation process. Early screening and quick follow-up brought the death rate down (H. Freeman. 3/13/2014. Why Black Women Die of Cancer. NY Times.). The key to the success of his program was the training and placement of people called “lay navigators.” Community people, selected and trained for working with cancer patients to overcome their barriers to getting tested, being referred to programs, and receiving top flight care, were the foundation for saving lives and promoting healthy chances for survival. Freeman worked on the philosophy that the “place” that his low income and minority patients lived was not important when the
care they received heightened their chances for life. Active, bold, and caring partnerships with the citizens made the critical difference between life and death. Now, Cincinnati has the opportunity to pioneer a similar program. Community citizens, identified by community leaders, doctors, nurses, and social workers can be trained to work with cancer patients and change the outcome for life. An organization of able patient navigators, deployed in the Cincinnati Health Clinics, or community agencies, or hospitals, or churches, can reach out to citizens with the key information about the signs of cancer in their or their family’s lives. Establishing trust with the community will be important if citizens are to overcome the barriers of fear that rightfully surround the area of cancer. Once a trusting partnership is established, a personal “road map” can be developed that takes the patient to a clinic, and then, where needed, to services in University Hospital or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
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Cincinnati has been a very generous community in providing funds for people with difficulty paying for the cancer treatment. Also, very helpful are the resources of the American Cancer Society when included in the solution to understanding how cancer can affect an individual and a family. In five years in Cincinnati, following Freeman’s program, access and treatment, not place, could be the key factors in survival. A patient navigation program is the key to dramatically improving health for our low income and minority community members with cancer. Cincinnati can become a “place” where the health of all of its citizens is honored by making sure that everyone, irrespective of their neighborhood, gets access and treatment for cancer. This truly makes us an “ALL STAR CITY.”
Steve Sunderland Steve Sunderland is director of the Peace Village Cancer Project. september 2015 / volume 02 / issue 9 7
DEVELOPMENT| CAIN’S ANNETTE LIEBING HOSPITALITY HOUSE
CHURCHES ACTIVE IN NORTHSIDE WELCOMES YOU TO BE A COMMUNITY BUILDER!
Renovation of the new Annette Leibing Hospitality House will bless our neighbors and neighborhood as we more fully live out our vision and our mission.
ABOUT CAIN CAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community. CAIN has been called to live out its vision to be: † a Shared Ministry Center promoting that unity of Spirit, purpose and fellowship among our churches that brings spiritual renewal to our neighborhood and city. † a Hope Center assisting and empowering Northside families and children to rise above the circumstances that marginalize them. † a Good News Center linking our churches and community through communication, prayer and collaboration to the stories of how God is actively transforming lives in Northside. † a Community Ministry Center actively reaching and touching every aspect of community life in Northside. † as an Embassy Center providing a welcoming introduction and invitation to the community into the Christian community and into our member churches. 8 september 2015 / volume 02 / issue 9
AIN (Churches Active in Northside) is working on developing a welcoming and functional facility to enable centralization of supportive resources for CAIN’s three ministries: Rainbow Choice Food Pantry, Grace Place Shelter for women and children, and Phil’s Place weekly Community Meal. This home will encourage, strengthen and nurture CAIN’s collaborative efforts within and beyond the Northside Community. In June 2015, thanks to a generous bequest from Annette Liebing, CAIN purchased the house and property next door to our current ministry center and pantry. This house has been the home of the pastor (Rev Deb) of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church since 2000. She had always graciously allowed use of her property outside the structure itself as it had originally been the intention that CAIN would one day expand its campus to include both properties.
Now that the property acquisition is complete, CAIN is embarking on the next steps to convert the existing buildings to the envisioned space. An expanded storage unit will be built at the rear of the new property which will increase offerings of fresh produce and other items. The front yard will be converted to much needed parking and outside gathering space. First floor renovations will provide space for guest hospitality, volunteer training, community meetings additional programmatic initiatives such as literacy, healthy food and lifestyle programs to offer additional supportive services to Northside residents in need. The second floor will provide rooms for four live-in volunteers who will serve at CAIN, Grace Place and in the community. The remaining part of the Hospitality House project will center on development, program
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implementation, and sustainability. CAIN is actively seeking input from Northside residents. A series of community gatherings will be held in September and October. Each will have a specific focus: Episcopal Legacy; Northside neighborhood; faith community and CAIN churches; and Construction and Builders. FOR MORE INFO: Contact Steve Lemen at (513) 3193458 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or MiMi Chamberlin at 513-591-2246 (email@example.com) for more information on how you may become involved. Online: www.cainministry.org
Steve and Lisa Lemen Lisa and Steve Lemen came to Northside from downtown in April 2012. They love our neighborhood’s eclectic nature and wonderful people. Lisa is a medical physicist and current faculty member of UC’s College of Medicine. Steve represents Christ Church Cathedral on CAIN’s Board.
food culture - Northside Farmer’s market| ANOTHER FOR A NEIGHBOR
A CAIN intern collects produce donations for the food pantry. Photos: Ana Bird.
eptember is Hunger Action Month, a time to reflect on the fact that hunger exists in our city and neighborhoods, and to take action to help those in need. Many think of farmers markets as benefiting more affluent customers, but the Northside Farmers Market (NFM) works to change that perception. The market has teamed up with Churches Active In Northside (CAIN), a model, award-winning faith-based neighborhood food pantry in Greater Cincinnati, to address issues of hunger and food access in the Northside community. Throughout the month of Septem-
ber NFM highlights CAIN’s “Another For a Neighbor” program during the market, which is open every Wednesday, in Hoffner Park 4101 Hamilton Ave, from 4-7pm. For over 6 years, CAIN has encouraged customers to purchase extra vegetables, locally produced items, and baked goods from the market for donate to the food pantry. Every Wednesday during the market, CAIN collects donations from customers and farmers and distributes the fresh foods during their Thursday morning food pantry. “Another For A Neighbor” allows the community to both support local farmers and help their neighbors in need.
Over the last several years, the Northside Farmers Market and CAIN have partnered to improve food access in Northside. NFM accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamp) dollars at the market, making it easier for individuals and families of all incomes to shop at the farmers market. CAIN helped to launch SNAP redemption at the Market by offering incentives to food pantry guests to visit and shop. In 2014, the market and CAIN helped to pilot the Cincinnati-based Produce Perks Program to provide an up to $10 match per market visit for SNAP customers to support purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. Northside lost its grocery store in 2012 and became a food desert. The persistence of food deserts triggers a sequence of negative outcomes for residents of these underserved communities. In Northside and in Greater Cincinnati, poverty and food insecurity have serious negative public health consequences for the physical and mental health of residents, especially the vulnerable populations of children, pregnant women and seniors. Neighborhoods are a key determinant of health. Not having enough food is a problem compounded by not having access to healthy food. These include increased incidence of obesity and diabetes among children and adults, followed ultimately by higher mortality rates.
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The Northside Farmers Market and CAIN are an oasis in the Northside food desert. The “Another For A Neighbor” program is way to help get fresh, local, and healthy foods to everyone in the community during September Hunger Action Month and all year long. FOR MORE INFO: For more information, visit the market’s website, www.northsidefm.org. NFM will also be posting about Hunger Action Month on their Facebook page, facebook.com/cincinorthsidefarmersmarket Twitter, #nsidefarmersmkt, and Instagram instagram.com/northsidefarmersmarket or CAIN: www.cainministry.org, facbook.com/CAINFB, Twitter and Instagram @CAINCincy The Northside Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, from 4-7pm, year round. Market Location: May - Oct 15: Jacob Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Ave Northside. Visit us Online: www.northsidefm.org
ANA BIRD Ana Bird works at Northside Farmers Market as Market Manager, and at Imago, as program coordinator in environmental education, and authors Cincinnati food blog Our Local Kitchen. She also teaches youth ballet classes at UC and Baker Hunt Cultural Center.
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feature | WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS
trolling down Hamilton Avenue, you might not notice Helltown Workshop at first. Tucked down an alley between Chicken Lays An Egg and the spot where Tickle Pickle is opening soon, it would be all too easy to breeze past their colorful, geometric sign on the gate to the alley. Which would be a true shame, because inside Helltown Workshop owner Helen Smith is doing some very cool things to give old furniture new life. You’ve probably sat on her handiwork at one of the numerous Northside restaurants or bars like Melt and Northside Tavern for which she’s done upholstery. Or you may have seen some of her work featured on DIY Network’s Sledgehammer, a demolition home makeover show which is filmed locally (and not to be confused with the 1980’s Dirty Harry spoof show Sledgehammer!, which if you haven’t seen is worth a quick trip to Youtube). A granddaughter of antique dealers, Helen has been dabbling in upholstery since she was a teenager. Though she never expected to make it her business and actually focused more on sewing clothes in earlier days, her knack for upholstery led her to start taking jobs out of her Northside home. “I could be of better use,” Helen reflected of her decision to focus on upholstery, “because everyone needs furniture.” Word-of-mouth recommendations along with her clearly-evident attention to detail led to more and more business. Tired of having tacks and staples scattered around her living room, Helen started working out of a Hamilton Avenue space next to Fabricate before moving Helltown Workshop to it’s current location four years ago. Helen’s ever-growing client base and great 10 september 2015 / volume 02 / issue 9
of Helltown Workshop reputation has even led to an exciting brush with fame. Last year, Helltown Workshop was recruited to upholster historically-accurate furniture for a new Miles Davis biopic called Miles Ahead. The film, written, directed and starring Don Cheadle, is slated for release this October. Filming happened throughout Cincinnati, largely because the Queen City still retains the character that New York had in the 1950s. Helen upholstered a number of pieces for the movie, including a pair of boxy, mod chairs on shiny, chrome bases which feature an eye-popping vintage print. The interlocking black and white pattern was admittedly complex to work with. “It was challenging to match up the prints,” Helen laughs, “but it’s nice to have a challenge sometimes, and push yourself.” Helen’s not afraid to take on a challenging piece of furniture, and seems to truly relish the process of transformation that happens through upholstery. When pieces come in, they might be damaged, with old foam cushions that have turned to dust, or springs that poke out at odd angles. Upholstery keeps these pieces out of the waste stream, and helps their superior craftsmanship to live on. “Old furniture was made so well and so sturdy that it will last forever,” Helen says. “Now things are all particle board and plastic legs,” but if it’s a family heirloom, “something from your grandma that you love, getting it reupholstered is worth it.” If there’s a piece gathering dust in your attic in need of a makeover, Helltown Workshop provides free estimates on labor and fabric yardage via email. You can also check out pictures on her Facebook or website at helensmithupholstery.com. life & culture 45223
Photos: Peter Stephens Photography.
FOR MORE INFO: Location: 4178 Hamilton Ave. (Side Gate) (By appointment only) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: (513) 263-0204 Online: helensmithupholstery.com Facebook: helltownworkshopnorthside
Kamal E. Kimball Kamal has called Northside home since February and loves all that the neighborhood has to offer! When she’s not stuffing her face at Melt or Django, she can be found listening to live music at Northside Tavern and Tacocracy.
northside staple | THIRD-GENERATION, FAMILY-OWNED BAKERY SERVES UP TREATS
we’re still in business today because we offer good quality products.”
ach morning, residents of Blue Rock Street awaken to the delightful scents of sweets wafting from Bonomini Bakery. These aromas, and the iconic, neon-red ‘Bakery’ sign jutting out overhead, attract neighborhood folks and curious passersby alike. Immediately upon entering, the eye wanders over cases bursting with beautifully-decorated cakes, freshly-baked breads, and tray after tray of colorful baked goods that make anyone who walks in feel like a kid again, no matter their age. Thanks to the Bonomini family and third-generation owners and brothers John and Joseph, Northsiders have been “enjoying the sweet things in life” for over 80 years. The Bonomini family has actually been dishing up their fabulous treats in Northside for even longer than Bonomini Bakery itself has been around. Joseph and John’s grandfather, Joseph Voltz, paved the way for his family when he opened Voltz Bakery on Virginia Avenue way back in 1927. Unfortunately, the original bakery was lost in 1974 when the City of Cincinnati bought and demolished it to make way for the Hamilton-Colerain Connector. Luckily, Northside wasn’t without a bakery for long. Two years later in 1976, Joseph and
John’s parents, Virginia and her late husband Leonard, decided to open the Bonomini Bakery in it’s current location, which had previously been home to the Blue Rock Bakery. In the mid 1980s, Virginia’s sons John and Joseph took over the bakery. Virginia remains active in the bakery and continues to go in to help with customers, though it is the brothers who arrive at 2 a.m. each day to prepare treats for their loyal customers. “I think we’re still in business today because we offer good quality products,” said Virginia Bonomini. “We have a wide variety of products and everything in our store is made from scratch on site.” Daily offerings include a dazzling variety of dough-
nuts, breakfast rolls, Danishes, coffee cakes, jellyrolls, and breads. Popular seasonal items include the filled Paczki donut, available from mid-January to Fat Tuesday, and hot cross buns, which are available throughout Lent. The most popular item is a deep-fried, sugar-glazed, German confection called a klunker. These moist, tasty, and dense donuts even earned a mention in New York Magazine’s top 101 Amazing American Doughnut Shops list. Despite their delicious products, sustaining a family business is never an easy feat. According to CNN, only one-third of family-owned businesses survive the transition from the first to second generation and only 12 percent survive the transition to the third generation. Bonomini is beating the odds, with the help of many of the same folks who have been supporting the bakery for years. “We have some older customers who come in and still remember buying breakfast rolls before they would
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walk to school,” Virginia said. Business has also gotten a boost as people have moved to Northside in the last few years, and as more independently-owned businesses have opened up throughout the neighborhood. Bonomini Bakery has remained successful for all these years without creating a website or having a large social media presence. Despite their minimal web presence, a simple Google or Yelp search will yield dozens of rave reviews from passionate customers. The words “addictive,” “delicious,” and “reasonably priced” come up again and again from positive reviewers. Just like it has for many years, the bakery continues to open at 5 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Get there early for the best selection and to take home a taste of a true Northside classic. STOP IN: Bonomini Bakery 1677 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, Ohio, (513) 541-7501 Monday - Saturday 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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feature | PEOPLE OF NORTHSIDE
A 27-Year Dance For Marriage Equality
fter sharing their lives together for 27 years, two Northside residents became the first gay male couple to receive a marriage license in Cincinnati in 2015. Professional dancers who met in Santiago, Chile, Rene Macheo and his partner Daryl Goldstein were married on July 18, 2015 in a ceremony at Hoffner Park in Northside. Following the landmark Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on June 26, 2015, married gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) people now share the same protections afforded heterosexual couples under the law. Many are opposed to the SCOTUS’s decision, while others see it as a step toward greater equality for not only GLTBQ Americans but all people, in general. For Daryl, the SCOTUS de-
Rene Macheo and Daryl Goldstein
cision made him feel “more American.” “It is easy as a gay couple to live on the periphery of America feeling that we don’t truly belong, aren’t truly protected, and need to establish our own communities to feel comfortable,”
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It is easy as a gay couple to live on the periphery of America feeling that we don’t truly belong, aren’t truly protected, and need to establish our own communities to feel comfortable.”
Daryl remarked. Daryl finds living on the periphery especially true in the Midwest, yet Northside has provided him and Rene a “special place” to call home – mostly for the diversity the neighborhood brings. “Northside was a great choice and geographical location for us to buy our first house. The people are life & culture 45223
Northside was a great choice and geographical location for us to buy our first house. The people are diverse and the culture here is special.”
Photos: Tina Gutierrez Arts photography.
diverse and the culture here is special,” Daryl said. For many GLBTQ Cincinnatians, Northside has always been a safe haven – the heyday of gay bars and the location of the Pride parade made Northside attractive to GLBTQ Cincinnatians who did not find the same degree of inclusion in other Cincinnati neighborhoods. Daryl, however, sees the climate in these other neighborhoods changing, “while the city does not have a gay commercial district, this city is tolerant and especially now accepting of a more diverse population.” Finding an accepting community where he and Daryl might call home
has been a priority for Rene as well. Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala, Rene left home at age 14 to pursue ballet, but also because his father did not accept him as a gay male. “I considered that my first abandonment and the last,” Rene said. Over the next few decades, Rene followed marriage equality commentators and bloggers, a witness to the small shifts in the political and social climate toward GLBTQ Americans. Now, Rene wants to “keep all those bad commentaries far away from (young GLBTQ people) and hope(s) they never have to endure our path.”
Change has come slowly but swiftly for many GLBTQ Americans and while work is left to do, particularly for GLBTQ Americans who do share in white, cis-gendered, or middle-class privileges, Rene believes to have found in America a “happily ever after,” a joy “to call (Daryl) and know that in every way he is my husband.” “When I was 22 years old, I said to Daryl, ‘let’s grow old together, let’s make a life,’” Rene said. And make a life they have – 27 years later, Rene and Daryl are a part of the diverse fabric that is Northside, no longer on the “periphery of America” but at its
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core. Couples such as Rene and Daryl prove that love knows no bounds, no race, no gender, no sexuality. Here’s to another 27 years.
BY Alisa Balestra Alisa Balestra is a Northside resident and is a Specialist-Project Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. You can find Balestra running the streets of Northside, hiking in Parker Woods, biking in the Spring Grove Cemetery, or eating delicious vegan eats around the neighborhood. september 2015 / volume 02 / issue 9 13
HABITAT| MONARCH WAYSTATIONS CREATING BUTTERFLY HABITATS
A CAIN intern collects produce donations for the food pantry. Photos: Ana Bird.
ll summer long I have been watching butterflies float from bloom to bloom treating my garden as a nectar smorgasbord. From the yellow Eastern tiger swallowtail to the iconic orange and black Monarch. Sometimes they’ll linger for minutes, other times for hours. All I have to do is to bring their favorite foods to the buffet line! Following the purchase of our home during the polar vortex of 2014, my husband and I made the transition from a front lawn filled with grass to a garden oasis filled with edible food, native plants, and habitat for birds, butterflies, and other small wildlife (luckily the deer haven’t followed suit - yet)! 14 september 2015 / volume 02 / issue 9
Clockwise from left: Monarch Waystation Sign (June). Monarch butterfly on liatris bloom (August). Swamp milkweed starting to bloom (June) Photos: Maria Weyler.
At the top of the list was creating a Monarch Waystation. With a migration that stretches from central Mexico to southern Canada, monarchs need stopping points along their 2,000 mile journey to fuel up and to
continue the survival of future generations. While adult butterflies can get their nectar fuel from a number of flowers, they can only lay their eggs on milkweed and the larva (caterpillar) can only eat milkweed. Similar to humans, as adults we can consume a variety foods, but as infants, we survive on a limited number of foods. Perhaps in the past year, you have heard of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Milkweed to Monarchs
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Initiative in which free packets of milkweed seed were available for consumers at local businesses (i.e., Graeter’s, LaRosa’s, REI). In May, when the White House unveiled its National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, the Monarch was given specific mention with a plan to increase its overwintering numbers to 225 million by 2020. Why the sudden notoriety? With experts estimating a 90% decline in the eastern population of Monarchs over the past 20 years, the overwintering population in Mexico hit its
SOURCES FOR MILKWEED:
Above: Monarch chrysalis (August). Right: Monarch caterpillar on milkweed (August). Photos: Maria Weyler.
lowest recorded level in winter 2013-2014. Among the reasons for its decline is the significant decrease in milkweed availability. The organization, Monarch Watch, estimates that 2.2 million acres of potential milkweed, thus Monarch habitat, is lost in the United States every year. The loss is due in part to the conversion of land for development and agricultural practices and the increased efficiency of herbicides for non-crop plants. The good news is that we can create flourishing habitats for monarchs, even in urban spaces! The organization, Monarch Watch, which developed the certifiable Monarch Waystation program, recommends the following guidelines for creating a monarch habitat: - Sun Exposure. Butterflies and butterfly plants need lots of sun; therefore, Monarch Waystations need to be located in
an area that receives at least six hours of sun a day. - Milkweed Plants. It is best to have at least 10 plants, made up of two or more species; however, a large number of plants (more than 10) of one species is sufficient. -Nectar Plants. By providing nectar sources that bloom at different times, your Monarch Waystation can provide resources for monarchs throughout the breeding season and the migration in the fall. Some good native nectar plants include: Black-eyed Susan, coneflower, liatris, aster, Joe-Pye weed, and goldenrod. -Minimize the use of pesticides. You don’t want to have a dinner party and then accidentally poison your guests! If you are able to meet the above requirements, you can submit an application for an Official Monarch Waystation, name your waystation, be listed on the
national registry, and install an official waystation sign. My niece helped us name ours: Rosie’s Monarch Resort! For more information, go to MonarchWatch.org. Autumn is a great time to get a head start on creating a monarch habitat. With mosquitoes and unpleasant temperatures at bay, you can take your time sowing seeds and/or putting in your milkweed plants. Of the 13 milkweeds native to Ohio, swamp milkweed and butterfly weed are the most commonly found in the nursery trade and are best in smaller garden spaces. Common milkweed will gladly take over, so choose accordingly. Regardless of which milkweed(s) you choose, they are all perennials and will eagerly return year after year without any pampering. Keep in mind, whether you plant one milkweed or many, no effort is too small to have a positive impact! life & culture 45223
Seed Packets: • Contact the Cincinnati Nature Center for free seed packets: www.cincynature.org/conservationstewardship • For larger quantities, order seed through Ohio Prairie Nursery www.ohioprairienursery.com or other native plant vendors. It’s best to get locally-sourced seed. Plants: Local Native Plant Nurseries• Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery (on the other side of Spring Grove Cemetery in Wooden Shoe Hollow): www.keystoneflora.com • Go Natives Now (Lebanon, Ohio): www.gonativesnow.com • Mary’s Plant Farm (Hamilton, Ohio): www. marysplantfarm.com Local Native Plant Sales• Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (at EcOhio Farm & Wetland) hosts multiple native plant sales spring through fall. • Great Outdoor Weekend, September 26-27th: www.greatoutdoorweekend.org includes a number of native plant sale events including Cincinnati Nature Center and Cincinnati Zoo. • Civic Garden Center Plant Sale: www.civicgardencenter.org held the 1st weekend in May has a “Necessary Natives” booth. OnlineMonarch Watch (Milkweed Market) sells flats of plants in the spring, which can be ordered online at: monarchwatch.org/milkweed/market/ Organizations: • Wild Ones: www.wildones.org and Greater Cincinnati Wild Ones Chapter Facebook group • Midwest Native Plant Society: midwestnativeplants.org and Facebook group • Monarch Maniacs of Ohio Facebook group • The Xerces Society: www.xerces.org
Maria Weyler Maria Weyler has been a Northside resident for nearly 6 years with her husband, Kris. She is a member of the Village Green Foundation, where she started a second Monarch Waystation this year. Maria is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and volunteers internationally with Operation Smile.
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health & wellness| DIY HAND ACUPRESSURE FOR BALANCING YOUR EMOTIONS Middle finger: Alleviates anger and irritability. Brings harmony to the liver and improves cardiovascular health, curbs menstrual pain, improves vision, and alleviates headaches. When this system is in balance we feel more compassion.
ccording to Chinese medicine, our emotional ups and downs influence our overall well-being by controlling the flow of our Vital Energy (Qi). In order for our Qi to flow in a balanced way, we must balance our emotions. Feelings like sadness, fear or anger cause disease if they stay in the body for too long and take over the mind. We become less productive, then less active, and finally our immunity weakens and we become sick. Holding on to emotions can block the meridian channels. I use acupuncture to unblock the channels and let the energy flow. You can use your hands to release blocked energy and balance the emotions simply by holding each finger as described in the sidebar accompanying this article. THE BENEFITS OF HOLDING EACH FINGER Thumb: Alleviates worry, nervousness and depression. Brings harmony to
Ring finger: Alleviates sadness and grief. Brings harmony to the lungs and digestive organs, and reduces ringing in the ears. When this system is in balance there is more ability to let go. the stomach and spleen, relieves skin problems, headaches, and stomachaches. Balancing this area promotes proper nourishment of the body. Index finger: Alleviates fear and self窶田riticism. Brings harmony to the kidneys and bladder. Helps to relieve muscle cramps, back pain, toothaches and digestive tract problems. We are free to discover joy when this system is balanced.
Little finger: Alleviates anxiety, brings harmony to the heart, reduces the feeling of tension, and improves throat pain and bone problems. When in balance, judging, comparing and lack of confidence fall away and actions become more certain. Try this powerful technique on a regular basis or incorporate it into your meditation practice and see what a difference it can make.
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ACUPRESSURE HAND EXERCISE TO BALANCE THE EMOTIONS 1. Sit comfortably and relax. Rest your hands in your lap and breathe deeply. 2. Start by wrapping your hand around the thumb of the other hand. Once you feel a pulsation, reverse and hold the other thumb with the other hand. 3. Gradually and slowly move from one finger to the next, alternating hands when you either feel the pulse, or after two minutes. 4. Keep breathing during this exercise, with your attention on the finger you are holding. Allow your thoughts and emotions to pass by like clouds in the sky. 5. Coordinate your breath with the pulse for even better results. 6. The entire process takes about ten to fifteen minutes. If you are short on time and want to focus on one emotion, you can hold the finger related to that emotion and do the exercise only on that finger of both hands until you feel a balanced flow return.
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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screen|HAPPEN’S FILM CRITICS
Happen’s film program has now expanded to include a film critic session for teens. If you would like to be a Happen Teen Film Critic please visit Happen, Inc. during normal business hours or email email@example.com. Look for Happen’s Teen Reviews each month in the Northsider! Z FOR ZACHARIAH
or the first full-length feature under consideration by Happen’s Teen Critics, WatchWriteNow screened the new indie release Z for Zachariah. Director Craig Zobel (Compliance) and screenwriter Nissar Modi (Breaking at the Edge) transform Robert C. O’Brien’s postapocalyptic science fiction tale into an intimate story of a cautious rebirth for humanity.Following a nuclear catastrophe and a period of radioactive contamination, Ann Burden (Margot Robbie) manages alone on her family farm, until she encounters Loomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a serious scientific thinker who augments her rural survival skills and slips inside her emotional defenses. They forge a developing partnership until the arrival of Caleb (Chris Pine), a shrewd charmer, seemingly intent on shifting the dynamic in this
new Eden. The film version of Z for Zachariah feels like a psychological re-working of Genesis, infused with vitality thanks to a pitch-perfect cast that makes the heart beat faster. - TT Stern-Enzi, Cincinnati Film Critic
SHAUN THE SHEEP [PG]
his month, Happen’s Kid Critics tackle a new release with a familiar style. Having worked with the Aardman team, as writers, respectively on Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection, Mark Burton and Richard Starzak co-pilot the latest production; the misadventures of a sheep named Shaun (voiced by Justin Fletcher) who longs for the carefree days of old with his Farmer (John Sparkes) and the farm dog Trumper (Omid Djalili) before the grinding routine set in. Shaun hatches a plan that sets the flock and the Farmer on course for a raucous big city trip that changes everything. Kids will certainly love the hijinks, but parents, especially members of Generation X, might want to join their kids for a movie that subtly and shrewdly revisits the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Check out what the Kid Critics have to say about Shaun the Sheep and hurry out to theaters for a chance to catch this one on the big screen before its wanders off
Teen Film Critics – Ages 13 to 17 Z FOR ZACHARIAH “I give the movie 5 stars. But, I did not like the man in the movie. ” -Jamera “I like the movie! I give it 5 stars.” -Mar “What I didn’t like was how the movie couldn’t keep my attention. It had hot spots but it couldn’t keep it going. I give it 3 stars. ” - Christian “I liked that it was kind of a love story. I didn’t like that there was a lot of talking. I give it 4 stars. ” - Amy for the greener pastures of the home video market. - TT Stern-Enzi, Cincinnati Film Critic
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 films and guided the critics as they wrote this month’s film reviews. Read the reviews, and be sure to watch the films.
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Kid Film Critics – Ages 8 to 12 SHAUN THE SHEEP [PG] “It’s hard to review this movie because while the plot was clever, the visual gags were witty, and the clay animation was fluid and smooth, there are too many crude jokes and also no dialogue, which can make the movie hard to understand. A great family movie. While the jokes are clever, some are gross and the movie would honestly just be just as funny—even better— without them. Aardman’s clay animation is very fluid and the characters are intriguing. However, the entire film is spoken in grunts and squeaks, which can make the concept hard to understand. Overall, I give this film 3.2 stars.” -Luci “This movie is an interesting concept done wrong. The comedy was cheesy and bad. Although it did have some ok moments. I rate this movie 2 stars. ” -Maxwell
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SNAPSHOT 45223|MONTHLY PHOTO ENTRY Donation of framed certificates to the Northside and College Hill libraries Sarah Schellenger, Northside/Cumminsville Library Branch Manager graciously accepts one of two “Escape of the 28” story frames included with duplicates of the National Network To Freedom (NTF) Certificates honoring Wesleyan Cemetery & the “Escape of the 28” Corridor on behalf of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. A second story frame, was accepted by Travis Castleberry, Branch Manager at the College Hill Library. The story highlights the courageous Underground Railroad escape through both communities and other abolitionists involvement in Cincinnati. Both managers anticipate that they will be on permanent display at their libraries by mid-October. Framing was funded through donations provided by the Hamilton Avenue Road to Freedom committee, College Hill Historical Society and NEST (also recognized as CNCURC). Submitted by Stefanie Sunderland
event spotlight|NORTHSIDE PORCH TOUR RETURNS
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houses and porches. Tickets are available at the event and are based on a sliding scale of $4 to $10 per ride, depending on the amount you personally would like to spend to support the event. The goal is to sell ample tickets to offset the cost of the carriages. Special thanks goes to the Northside Community Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation this year for offsetting the cost of the live music and over 1,000 luminaries being furnished without cost to every household along the tour route. Please attend the event and see the glowing ribbon of luminaries by riding the carriages or walking the route. Share with your neighbors from near and far the food and music at Jergen’s Park at the corner of Hamilton and Bruce - it’s the place to be!
he Northside Community Council’s Porch Tour returns this year, 6-9 p.m. on October 10th, departing from Jergen’s Park, at the corner of Hamilton and Bruce avenues. Mark your calendars and plan on attending a neighborhood streetscape celebration unique only to Northside. Thousands of luminaries will light the pathway along another new route including the full length of Haight Avenue, North and South Argyle, and portions of Hamilton Avenue. Returning for the tenth time, the NCC Porch Tour has danced around the neighborhood celebrating our unique architectural streetscape that is shaped by the continuity of Front Porches on almost every home within the neighborhood. Let’s celebrate the Front Porch as the gathering place for adjacent neighbors and friends in the evening hours of Saturday, October 10th with parties, period costumes, and genuine Northside creativity! Northside’s own Jazz Blues & Funk Quartette, Evanston Kinney, will greet your ears at Jergen’s Park; the Citizens on Patrol will be grilling hot dogs; and a neighborhood youth group will hold a bake sale. Two 20-person carriages will again tour the route, complete with an architectural interpretation of the
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event spotlight|CITY SILENCE IN HOFFNER PARK AN INVITATION TO QUIET From August 10th through September 21st, join others for an hour of shared silence held at Jacob Hoffner Park from 7 to 8 p.m. part from libraries, graveyards, yoga studios, and the occasional unlocked church building, there seem to be very few public spaces that offer a place of quiet refuge in our day-to-day lives and shared context. Sometimes we encounter those shining sacred glimmers in the cool of the morning before the world is awake, in the space between breaths, in the relaxed
wordlessness between two old companions… Other times, we are compelled to create those spaces, even if only for an hour. Meditation or prayer is not to think oneself into a place of tranquility, but rather “to descend with the mind into the heart, and there to stand before the face of the Holy One, ever-present, all-seeing, within you.” (St. Theophan the Recluse.) I believe holding space for shared silence allows us as a community to enter more deeply into that mysterious “ever-presence,” not only within ourselves but within one another
and every living thing. It restores our inner vision to notice and to claim what is holy in the midst of the ordinary and even incoherent, and mostly, it’s just really relaxing. From August 10th to September 21st at 7 p.m., please join others for an hour of silence held at Jacob Hoffner Park. A bell will sound every quarter hour to indicate the passing of time. Stay for five minutes or linger after the last bell. All are welcome and I hope you will join.
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City Silence is an international network of community mindfulness gatherings to provide a no-cost, introduction to silence, meditation and mindfulness practices. The gathering at Hoffner Park is hosted in partnership with Northside Abbey, a new faithbased, inclusive network for creative and contemplative social action led by local musician Brianna Kelly. Email: email@example.com Online: www.citysilence.org Facebook: northsideabbey
event spotlight|2 EVENTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO NORTHSIDERS HOSTED BY RUTH’S PARKSIDE CAFÉ
uth’s Parkside Café will be hosting 2 events of special interest to Northsiders in September and October. All are invited to “An American Can Factory Reunion” on Sunday, September 27, between 3 and 5:00, for a reception that will include a brief history of the factory, photographs, music and clothing from the 1920s, (Thanks to Casa Blanca Vintage,) when the factory was built, and most importantly, stories from people about the building
throughout it’s long history in our neighborhood. Many people only know of the building as it sat empty for years, but between the closing of American Can in 1961, and then Cleveland Manufacturing, there was a succession of other, smaller businesses, and the use of space by artists and bands. Ruth’s is looking for photographs and for anyone who has had connection with the building over the course of its history, to share stories and information. Ruth’s is not open on Sundays and will not
be serving food, however, there will be refreshments and a cash bar available. On Sunday, October 11 Ruth’s will celebrate its Second Anniversary by hosting a fundraising dinner for CAIN. This will be a ticketed event and seating is limited. At the time of printing details are still being worked out, but you can call Ruth’s at 513-542-RUTH (7884) for information, or by going to our website: ruthscafe.com
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NORTHSIDE TIDBITS September programs at the Northside Library • 9-2-15 Preschool Storytime - Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages: 3-6. 10am • 9-8-15 Games Galore! –Come play Wii games, board games & Pokemon! Ages 6-12. 6pm • 9-9-15 Preschool Storytime - Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages: 3-6. 10am • 9-16-15 Preschool Storytime - Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages: 3-6. 10am • 9-21-15 Evening Arts! –Come create a craft or piece of art! All ages! 6pm • 9-22-15 Family Storytime! - Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages: 3-6. 6pm • 9-23-15 Preschool Storytime - Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages: 3-6. 10am • 9-26-15 Family Movie! – Enjoy snacks and a movie! All ages. 3pm • 9-30-15 Preschool Storytime - Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages: 3-6. 10am • 9-30-15 Afternoon Art! –Come create a craft or piece of art! All ages! 4pm
september Events at Urban Artifact|1660 Blue Rock st. | (513) 978-1956 | www.artifactbeer.com • September 4 Marbin + Jazz for Kids (jazz, rock, fusion) 8pmmidnight
• September 18 Ingrid Woode & the Woode Tribe Orchestra + Clifton Collective (R&B, funk, soul) 8pm-midnight
• September 5 Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (afrocuban jazz) 9pm-12:30
• September 19 Equator Bear + Space Dub + ZijnZijn ZijnZijn (rock, jazz, experimental) 9pm-12:30
• September 6 Tomas Pagan Motta (neofolk) 8-11pm
• September 21 Sun Speak + Animal Mother (garage jazz) 7-11pm
• September 7 Jake Bonta (from Bad Veins) (open mic) 7-11pm • September 8 Progger + Melissa McMillan (jazz, R&B, fusion) 8-midnight
• September 22 Knoffer 7-11pm
• September 9 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz) 8:30-11:30
• September 24 Mandy Gaines (vocal jazz) 8pm-11:30
• September 10 Billy Wolfe & the Composers’ Tetradectet + Kyle Kidwell Quintet (jazz, big band) 7-11:30
• September 26 Fareed Haque and his Funk Brothers + Noise Police (jazz, rock, funk, fusion) 8pm-12:30
• September 11 Abertooth Lincoln + Tiger Sex + Go Go Buffalo + Vampire Weekend at Bernie’s (indie, rock, punk) 9pm-12:30
• September 27 Fareed Haque (clinic & solo recital. tickets required) 11-3pm
• September 12 Noside + Nemes + One Day Steady (rock, indie, grunge) 9pm-12:30
• September 28 Jon Lattier (from The Almighty Get Down) & Nikko Manamikko (from Know Prisoners) (open mic) 7-11pm
• September 13 Fine Animal + Little Lights + Nanny (electro indie pop) 8-11pm
• September 29 Latron + Dick Sorice Quartet + Aaron Todahl Quintet (jazz) 7-11pm • September 30 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz) 8:30-11:30
• September 14 Lyrical Insurrection (open mic) 7-11pm • September 16 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz) 8:30-11:30 • September 17 Faux Frenchmen (gypsy jazz) 8pm-11:30
• September 23 Blue Wisp Big Band (big band, jazz) 8:30-11:30
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WUMP MUCKET PUPPETS RETURN TO CLIFTON FEST!
14th Annual Music in the Woods
Wump Mucket Puppets will bring their zany puppet show to Clifton Fest 2015 for two free performances Saturday September 26th at 2 PM, and Sunday September 27th, at 2 PM at the Clifton Fest KidsZone, located at the corner of Burnet Woods at Digg’s Plaza. Both performances are free and open to the public. A meet & greet with the puppets and their puppeteer will follow.
September 12, 4pm-11pm 700 Enright, Cincinnati, OH 45205 Early Bird $20 (through 9/11), door $25 www.imagoearth.org/home/music_in_the_woods.html
Created and performed by Terrence Burke, the Wump Mucket Puppets are a colorful cast of fun-loving puppet characters based in Northside that have been bringing their songs and silliness to children and families since 2010. Audiences around the country all agree that Wump Mucket Puppets ROCK! For more information visit WumpMucketPuppets.com
CONTACT: Terrence Burke (513) 370-9803
Music in the Woods is Imago’s biggest event and fundraiser and features local food, beer, homemade silent auction items, family friendly entertainment, and of course music! All in an intimate outdoor setting surrounded by stars and crickets. Band line-up includes: Wild Carrot and the Roots Band, Red Cedars, Harlot, and Jake Speed and the Freddies.
Northside friends, receive a 20% discount code if you use this link to purchase your tickets. www.
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northside events calendar – september 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: email@example.com
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
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Ave. (8PM) A piano based jazz trio. Cost: Free. More info: www.ChrisComerTrio.com
Every Monday – Dawg Yawp (Vinyl DJ Sets)
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 Monday – The Marburg Collective @ 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
Every Wednesday – Karaoke @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave. (8pm) Free. Karaoke. www.thechameleonclub.com Every Wednesday – Sexy Time Live Band Karaoke @ Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9PM) Live band karaoke. Back room. Cost: Free. www.sexytimekaraoke.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost $3.
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 email@example.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 Every Second Saturday – Basement Reggae w/ Abiyah & Grover @ The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. www.cometbar.com first sundays – Bulletville @ Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Live music. Front room. Free. www.northsidetav.com
Boswell’s, 1686 Blue Rock. (8pm) Free. Great food, great drinks, great karaoke! www.facebook.com/hotwheelsentertainment
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
Every first & third Thursday – Comedy
Final sundays – The Tillers @ Northside
Night w/ Andrew Rudick @ Chameleon, 4114 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Free. www. thechameleonclub.com
Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. (9pm) Live music. Front room. Free. www.northsidetav.com
LAST Thursday – Folk & Fiction @ The Listing
Why?) @ The Comet 4579 Hamilton Ave., (10:30 PM) Free. Indie/Improvisational. www.cometbar.com
Every Thursday – Karaoke with Bree @
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
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.
Every SATURDAY – Zumba @ McKie
First wednesday– The Chris Comer Trio @
Center (12PM) 1655 Chase Avenue. ”If
every sunday – SUNIGHT w/ Josiah Wolf (of
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
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FALL KICK OFF WELCOME PICNIC
On Clifton & Ludlow Aves Sept. 25-27
Sunday, Sept. 13 After Worship
Activites include - Saturday 9/26 at 10 AM:
Walking in the Sacred: Interfaith Walk to Six Worship Spaces
- Sunday 9/27:
Cars, Jazz, Architecture Tours After Sunday Worship Pet Blessing (12:30) and Pet Parade (1:30)
Progressive Faith Community All are welcome at God’s table Sunday Worship 10:30 AM LGBTQ-Friendly Methodist Church 3416 Clifton Ave, 45220
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volume 2 | issue 9
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Published on Sep 8, 2015
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