Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Rodents of Unusual Size

May 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm
May 22, 2015 |

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From: Cincinnati.com

The Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Cannon will welcome three of the largest rodents on earth in a new exhibit. The Capybaras, or water pigs, will be leaving their home at the Little Rock Arkansas Zoo and will be the first of their species at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The capybara is two feet tall and can weigh up to 140 pounds. They enjoy swimming and are able to stay under water for over five minutes thanks to the design of their snout.

The Cincinnati Zoo said the the three animals are named Cassatot, Aqua and Hydro and described them as falling into the “so-ugly-it’s-cute” category.

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Butts, Rebecca (22 May 2015) “World’s Largest Rodents Move to Cincinnati Zoo’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/22/worlds-largest-rodents-move-to-cincinnati-zoo/27777153/

Cincinnati’s Population Increases

May 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm
May 21, 2015 |

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For the third year in a row, Cincinnati has experienced an increase in population according to the Census. This is the highest recorded number for Cincinnati this decade.

Cincinnati is now ranked the 65th most populated city nationally after its .4% increase in size this past year.this population is specific to the city and does not include near by suburbs. Cincinnati follows behind Columbus (15th) and Cleveland (48th).

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Claire Paschen, Communications Intern

Information From:

The Enquirer (21 May 2015) ‘Census: Cincinnati’s Population Growing’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/21/census-cincinnatis-population-growing/27709431/

What To Look For At This Year’s Taste

May 20, 2015 at 2:23 pm
May 20, 2015 |

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From May 23rd-25th, downtown Cincinnati will flock with thousands all hoping to accomplish one task–satisfying their appetites. Cincinnati is known for its unique flavors and specialty dishes that help bring in the crowds for this annual festival.

The event will showcase a variety of Cincinnati eats such as old favorites like Busken to quirky new dishes like Red Sesame’s Korean Barbeque Tacos. A large selection of ethnic foods from traditional Thai and Chinese to almost authentic Italian will also line the streets.

Cincinnati has also embraced the foodtruck movement and will be expecting over 30 lining the streets for the Taste. New to the taste this year is the ability for small restaurants and businesses to showcase their products in 3 hour window slots to allow them less of a time commitment that the festival usually requires.

The festival will also have a wide variety of entertainment throughout all three days, appearances from local celebrities, and will provide goers the opportunity to sample dishes they may never have gotten a chance to take a bite out.

The Taste will run from 11am-midnight Friday and Saturday and Sunday 11am-9pm. This is the national longest running free culinary festival.

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Information From: http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/

Newport Announces New Summer Festival

May 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm
May 7, 2015 |

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The Newport riverside will host a Bacon, Bourbon, and Brew Festival. The festival will be held during Major League Baseball’s  All-Star Game weekend, July 10-14 at Festival Park.

Pending success, the event will be held annually during the second week of July focused around baseball activities. Marc Wertheim, the event producer and man responsible for several other Newport festivals is excited to host the event centered around the three trending consumables.

The event will feature bourbon tastings, and discussions held by bourbon brewers and craft cocktail makers. Several local breweries will showcase their craft beers with over a dozen different beers on tap. Any food served at the event must contain one of the ingredients in the festival’s namesake.

A variety of live music and children’s activities will also be available. The event will be held 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday; 5-11 p.m. Monday; and noon-6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Information from:

Steigerwald, Shauna ( 7 May 2015) ‘New Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Fest Set for All-Star Weekend’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2015/05/07/bacon-bourbon-beer-festival-newport/70950998/

International Business Festival to Come to Cincinnati

May 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm
May 6, 2015 |

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Cincinnati to host NewCo event, a worldwide entrepreneurial tour that show how businesses social change effects their sales. The event will present itself in over 15 cities globally including: Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, New York, and San Fransisco.

The event will begin on July 23rd and over 1000 visitors are expected to tour 50 of Cincinnati’s start-ups, breweries, and other celebrated businesses. An advisory board filled with 18 local executives from Kroger, P&G, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and more have helped organize the event.

John Battelle, a Digital Media Strategist from San Fransisco who also assists Proctor & Gamble in their online marketing events, is the director of NewCo. He was able to raise 1.7 million dollars in the past year to expand the event. Cintrifuse, and Over-The-Rhine non-profit as well as P&G, who will host their annual digital media event, Signal, have also worked with Battelle to help make the festival a success.

The event will encourage new business partnerships and company develop that could greatly enhance Cincinnati in years to come. With so many top companies flocking to Cincinnati, the city is becoming a thriving area for those looking to run their own businesses.

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Information from:

Monk, Dan (6 May 2015) ‘Cincinnati Attracts Global Start-Up event NewCo’ http://www.wcpo.com/money/local-business-news/cincinnati-attracts-global-startup-event-newco-in-july

Cincinnati Named in Top 5 Places to Relocate

May 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm
May 4, 2015 |

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The Queen City is once again gaining attention for being an up and coming city with plenty to do for everyone. A national property management company in Dallas has named the city number 5 in its top 10 places to relocate in 2015.

With its cultural events, unique food selection, and rent below the national average, it is no wonder that many are packing up and deciding to move to this Midwestern haven.

Cincinnati also has 3 major sports teams, several craft breweries, and is often a stop for popular entertainers on tour. Whether one is enjoying the changing seasons, taking a trip to one of many parks, or taking in the river view, Cincinnati is a city to look out for as it continues to grow.

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Written By Claire Paschen, Communications Intern

Information Taken From:

Eaton, Emilie (4 May 2015) ‘Forget NYC: Cincy Named Top 5 City to Relocate’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/business/2015/05/04/forget-nyc-cincy-named-top-5-city-to-relocate/26870655/

Washington Park Hosts Weekly ‘Where the Wild Things Play Event’

April 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm
April 27, 2015 |

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Washington Park has teamed up with Kroger and the Cincinnati Art Museum to put on an event every Sunday that caters to developing minds. Focusing on themes within nature such as rain, light, and the color green, children are encouraged to attend the park event and create materials every Sunday from 1pm-3pm.

The event has been happening in the park since April 12th and has garnered a lot of local participants both young and old. Along with crafts, children are encouraged to participate in songs, skits, and create movements that get both their minds and bodies moving.

The park hosts several events every week. Children’s yoga happens in the green space every Tuesday. There are free work out sessions with Droder & Miller every Wednesday. A meet and greet for dog owners called Yappy Hour and a large game of Construction kick ball happens every Thursday in the park. Exploratory Earth and Health expos happen as well every Saturday. Washington Park encourages local residents to meet in a relaxing environment and engage in activities that promote health and community.

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Information Taken From: http://washingtonpark.org/events-at-the-park/

Two Beer Festivals in the Cincinnati Area this Weekend

April 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm
April 24, 2015 |

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This weekend, not one but two beer festivals will make their way to the Greater Cincinnati area. Listermann Brewing company will be hosting its annual StarkBier Fest and Lebanon Ohio will be hosting their Brewhaha event which proceeds benefit the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Orchestra.

StarkBier Fest is set to be a celebration of ’stark’ beers, a strong German beer which originates from monks who use to need to brew the beers strongly for high nutritional value. This year’s festival will feature 20 different Breweries with one beer on tap each. This is a record turn out for the festival which will also feature live music and food trucks. The festival will run Friday 5pm-midnight and Saturday noon-11pm at the Listermann Brewing Company building in Evanston, Ohio by Xavier Unviersity. Samples will be $2 and pints $5.

Lebanon Brewhaha combines both quality brews with exceptional laughs. Twelve breweries are participating in the festival each bringing two beers for the tap. The festival will feature entertainment from a variety of comedians including a juggling comedy act by Ivan Percel of ‘America’s Got Talent’. Food trucks will be available on the premise. A home brewing demonstration and silent auction will also take place at the event. General admission runs at $45 with proceeds benefiting the Orchestra. Tickets include: souvenir tasting glass, nine tasting tickets (four-ounce pours) and two pint tickets, plus entertainment. Additional packages include VIP, designated driver, and just comedy show tickets as well.The event begins at 5pm on Saturday at the Warren County Fair Grounds.

Cincinnati is a city that celebrates its breweries. Supporting local brewers is a delicious way to encourage business growth and development in the area. Get out and enjoy a few beers and a couple of laughs this weekend.

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Information From:

Steigerwald, Shauna (23 April 2015) ‘Double Up on Beer Fests this Weekend’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2015/04/23/double-beer-fests-weekend/26178379/

Underground Tunnel Festival will Return to Cincinnati

April 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm
April 17, 2015 |

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Cincinnati will host the second annual Ubahn Fest, an underground music festival in the tunnel of Cincinnati’s Riverfront Transit Center. The festival will be in the fall, running from October 16-17th at 7pm-2am.

The festival name celebrates Cincinnati’s connection to its German Heritage, Ubahn meaning train station in German. The festival will host local and regional talent in the stylings of Hip Hop and EDM (Electric Dance Music).

Tickets go on sale Thursday for $10 a night or $15 for both evenings. There is also a $100 V.I.P. package that includes entry for both days and entrance to special areas of the festival. Ticket prices will increase beginning May 10th.

For more information visit: http://www.ubahnfest.com/#title

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Information from:

Wilder, Stephen Roy (16 April, 2015) ‘Ubahn Fest will Return to Cincinnati’s Underground Tunnel’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2015/04/16/ubahn-fest-will-return-cincys-underground-tunnel/25882877/

Greater Cincinnati Make-A-Wish Receives Donation of Over 1 Million Frequent Flyer Miles

April 15, 2015 at 10:51 am
April 15, 2015 |

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The Greater Cincinnati community has come together to donate their frequent flyer miles to the 190 local children awaiting their Make-A-Wish to come true. By collecting a minimum donation of 1,000 miles for  Delta and 500 miles United Airline from various residents around the community, over 1.76 million miles were collected.

With 75% of all Make-A-Wish trips requiring travel, having the miles, which do not expire, will greatly assist the ability for the organization to grant more children’s wishes. The miles can be grouped together to ensure that the children and their families are able to successfully reach their destination.

For more information on how you can help the Greater Cincinnati Make-A-Wish or where you can donate your own frequent flyer miles, visit http://oki.wish.org/ or call (513) 745-9474.

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Information and image taken from:

Kelley, Adrianne (14 April, 2015) ‘More Than 1 Million Frequent Flyer Miles Donated to Help Make-A-Wish’ www.wlwt.com/news/wishes-in-flight-program-to-help-make-sick-childrens-wishes-come-true/32350866

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