Covington, KY Part 3 with Molly Wellman

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Brought to you by Richter & Phillips Jewelers and The BMW Store Cincinnati

Bill and Morgan Witlow are two of my favorite people in the Service Industry. I met Bill years ago when I was opening  “Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar” and Bill was helping to open Wiseguy’s on Mainstrasse. Since then Bill has gone on to build some of my favorite establishments in Covington. 

Henry Wenzel was a prominent and well-respected business man in Covington, Ky during the mid 1800’s. He manufactured and bottled mineral water. His Business was called “The Covington Bottling Works” and was located in his building called “Wenzel Hall” located down Tobacco Alley right off Madison Ave. Besides his mineral water, he also contracted bottled soft drinks, lager beer, and wine. Henry was German born. He was married to Bertha (Wagner) Wenzel. Together they had five children, Wilhelmina (Minnie) Hugo, Bertha, Julia and Carl. Wilhelmina was a music teacher and Bertha was a sales girl at Coppins (now Hotel Covington) They lived on 4th Street between Russel and Washington.

Henry Wenzel died on April 10,1876. He was standing on the corner of 4th and Scott streets in front of Hermance’s Drug store at about 8pm when he suffered a stroke and collapsed. Bystanders carried him in to the drug store and summoned the doctor. However, he died before the Doctor arrived.

After Henry Wenzel died, the building was sold and used as a pickle factory. On the 3rd floor of Wenzel Hall were the meeting rooms for “the Colored international order and Odd Fellows”. In the early 1900’s, the first floor of the building was a steam dye company.

Today, Wenzel Hall has been transformed in to a hotel called “The Pickle Factory” and also to “Wenzel Whiskey”. Wenzel Whiskey is one of my favorite places in Cincinnati. It is a Whisky Blending experience and a must if you love whiskey. Bill and Griffin are the masterminds in guiding you through the process of blending your own personal bottle of whiskey. We visit another of Bill and Morgan Witlow’s restaurants and their newest one called “Opal” that opened the beginning of October. Opal is on the rooftop of the six story Republic Bank Building at Sixth and Madison . There is an indoor dinning room with windows all around and an outdoor lounge with panoramic views. It is so beautiful and the food and cocktails are spectacular! The Republic Bank Building that Opal tops was built in 1904. It was designed by Henry Hake. It was one of Covington’s tallest buildings at the time. The building was built for the Farmers and Traders Bank, and then was the First National Bank once they merged with Farmers and Traders Bank.

After Opal we make our way down Madison to 7th street to visit Rich’s Proper Food and Drink, another amazing establishment of Bill and Morgan Witlow. Rich’s has one of the best whiskey and bourbon selections in the area- and the food is a fusion of American pub meets Southern Cajun, it’s so good! You can’t miss Rich’s because of the huge neon sign that can be seen blocks away, Rich’s was once a jewelry store owned by master jeweler H. Rich Shullman. He opened his store on November 17, 1944. Rich’s was one of our 100 jewelry stores in the metro area that carried Cincinnati-based Gruen Watches. Greun sponsored the making of Rich’s Ionic Neon Sign. Rich’s slogan Was “Honest dealing with keeping the faith of the public.”

Make a point to visit all of these exciting places that makes Covington so vibrant ! 

Cheers,
Molly Wellman

Hilltop History

Cincinnati has some amazing views from its hilltops that surround the basin where Over-the-Rhine and downtown are located. On top of the hills are beautiful little parks. Two of my favorites are Fairview Park and Bellevue Park in Clifton Heights, which are within walking distance, with a classic Clifton saloon halfway between… perfect to stop in for a refresher.

I met my friends from BMW Store and Everything Cincy at Fairview Park, which also happens to be my backyard. It was a hazy day, but you could still take in the beautiful view. Fairview is located between Warner and Klotter St, and Ravine Street to the east. There is a one-way mile-long, tree-lined road that winds through the park with the entrance at 501 McMillian Street and ends at Ravine Street just below Warner.The land where Fairview sits was once called Brighton Hill when it was owned by Col. John Riddle. He was the blacksmith at Ft. Washington and at one time one of the largest landowners in the city. After his death, the southwest part of the hill was used as a quarry, and the meadow on the east side was a large vegetable garden. The produce was hauled down the hill to be sold in the downtown markets. By the 1850s, the land was subdivided into lots to be sold. Isaac J. Miller, who was a prominent lawyer and politician, purchased three lots on the newly built Fairview Ave. His house is still there! Miller helped build up the community of Fairview Heights. He, along with other prominent men of the city, helped to have the Fairview incline built at the end of Fairview Ave from McMicken Street and connected to a crosstown streetcar by way of McMillian. This connected the Millcreek valley to Clifton. The Fairview incline was the last incline to be built out of all five inclines in the city. It was built in 1894 with second-hand machinery salvaged from the rebuilding of the Bellevue incline.Almost all of the inclines had some kind of entertainment house at the top of the hills. Mt. Adams had the Highland House, Mt. Auburn had The Lookout House, the Elm Street incline had Bellevue House, and Price Hill had The Price Hill House. Fairview, however, didn’t have a big entertainment house, but it did have a small saloon and wine garden located on the Miller property on the hillside. You can still see the entrance to the wine cellar that supplied the saloon from the road in the park.

After taking in the views at Fairview, make your way east down Warner St. When you hit Clifton Ave, slip on into Murphy’s Pub for a cold one. Chances are, if you went to the University of Cincinnati, you’ve had a drink at Murphy’s. Originally, in 1938, the building that Murphy’s is in was a place called Virgil Hann’s Cafe. In 1958, Charles Mahoney opened Mahoney’s Pub until 1969 when two local men by the name of Mr. Bailey and an Irish man named Mr. Murphy took it over. Apparently, Mr. Murphy went back to Ireland and was never heard from again, so they named the bar after him. Murphy’s has always had cold beer and great music on their little stage in the back room. I remember when I was 17 in 1989, seeing the band Nirvana at Murphy’s. This was before they became big, and the show was like 2 or 3 bucks to get in. It was freakin’ EPIC!!! My friends and I all had fake IDs from the photo place on the corner of McMillan and Ohio, IYKYK. Today, students still flock down to Murphy’s, and on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s absolutely insane there!After having a drink and reminiscing about the good old days, we make our way down Warner to Ohio St and make a right. A little way down is the entrance to Bellevue Park and another beautiful view of Downtown Cincinnati.

In the early 1830s, the place near where Bellevue Hill is was a little village called Jerusalem. In 1876, an incline was built from the end of Elm Street up to the summit of Bellevue, which connected Downtown to Clifton, Burnet Woods, and the zoo. Along with the incline, the Bellevue House was built. The Bellevue House was a large entertainment venue with a dance hall, billiard rooms and ballrooms, a beer hall, and a beer garden. They only served Moerlein beer, which made sense seeing that the Brewery was down the hill from the incline on Elm and Christian Morelein himself lived on Ohio Street at the top. It featured a huge octagon tower with wrap-around verandas to take in the view. The whole structure seemed to float over the cliffside. The building was designed by famous architect James W. McLaughlin. Going up to the Bellevue House was special. Families would dress in their Sunday best, men would bring their best girl, they would eat German food, and sing and dance to nostalgic German songs. The best orchestras would play at the Bellevue. They would go through at least 100 kegs of beer a day! The Bellevue was a Sunday playground of gorgeousness to break up the monotony of the workweek in German-American lives. It must have been so much fun. Unfortunately, the Bellevue House, along with other hilltop entertainment venues, closed in the late 1880s, mostly due to blue laws prohibiting the selling of alcohol on Sundays. The building was turned into a car house for streetcars until 1901 when the whole structure burned to the ground. The Elm Street incline lasted until 1927 and then closed. In the 1940s, the Cincinnati Park Board purchased the land from the Cincinnati Railway Company for a city park. Irwin M. Krohn was the parks chairman at the time and proposed maybe building another beer hall on the site, but that fell through. In the 1950s, the beautiful modern canopy structures were built by Carl Freund. We still get to enjoy them today along with the magnificent view! We are so lucky to live in such a jewel of a city with such a rich history that can be admired from the hilltops!

Written by: Molly Wellmann

Creative Events in Cincy Parks

The Queen City is known for hosting some of the best events that bring people together to have fun and enjoy all the wonderful things that this area has to offer. The surrounding neighborhoods put on a variety of events as well that are family friendly and for people of all ages. Whether you live here or are just visiting, without a doubt you’ll always find something new to check out and get involved in.


Through the Cincinnati Parks Department you can find endless information on awesome events that are outdoors. The beautiful parks offer events like movie nights, themed festivals, markets, concerts and more! Making it the perfect opportunity to explore new things this summer!

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/

Rockin’ The Roebling
Every Thursday on the lawn near the Roebling Bridge at Smale Park is live music with refreshments and food vendors from 6pm – 10pm. The event is free to get in and is great for the entire family to visit the park with the incredible view of the Ohio River. There are activities and designated playgrounds for the kiddos to be entertained while listening to music in the background.

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/visit-a-park/parks-events-calendar/rockin-the-roebling1/

Free Movies
On the lawn at Ziegler Park next to the old School of Performing Arts School that’s now apartments are free movie showings every Wednesday night that start at 9pm. This Summer Cinema series was originally at Washington Park but recently relocated. Both parks have lots of events to choose from and are within walking distance from each other. Ziegler Park extends across the street where there is a nice playground and pool to swim in. Make an entire day out of visiting these parks and finish the night with a good movie!
https://zieglerpark.org/series/cinema/

Story Walks
Spend your mornings in the alluring California Woods taking magical walks with stories of fairies in the forest! Through the the months of June and July from 7am – 8am enjoy hiking and reading while exploring the woods of wonder.

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/visit-a-park/parks-events-calendar/story-walk-stella-fairy-of-the-forest/

Jazz Music
Each night on Mondays you can catch live jazz music by incredible local musicians in Washington Park right by the magnificent Music Hall! The event is free and located on the Park Porch where there is a bar with craft beers and wine.
https://washingtonpark.org/series/jazz-at-the-park-2/

Play in the Park
At the Kennedy Heights Park are amazing performances by local musicians and actors that are
interactive a great alternative art program to get involved in! This event is on Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8pm through June and July.
https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/visit-a-park/parks-events-calendar/play-in-the-park/

These are just a few of the awesome events that are held in the many outstanding parks of Cincinnati, so stay tuned for more to come and don’t miss out on them all!

Written by: Christen Collins

Everything Fall

Fall is here and we’ve got so many wonderful ways to celebrate the month-long occasion full of flannel and cool weather.

For all of your fall 2022 needs—scares, tricks, treats, crafts, corn mazes, festivals, and more—check out the list below of the many fun goings on over the next few months. All events are linked to a site with more information regarding admission costs, dates and times, and location.

Blooms and Berries - Pumpkins at a Pumpkin Farm
Blooms and Berries

Halloween Events

For admission information, dates, and more details about the events, click on the corresponding link below.

October 7–9: Metamora Canal Days (Metamora, IN), 9a–5p

October 7–9: 11th Annual Operation Pumpkin (Pumpkin and Art Festival) (Hamilton)
October 8: The Great Pumpkin Fest (Keehner Park, West Chester), 2–6p
October 14–15, 21–22, 28-29: Sharon Woods Haunted Village, 6–10p
October 15–16, 22–23, 29–30: HallZOOween (Cincinnati Zoo), 12–5p
October 16: Hocus Pocus Halloween: A Family Fun Festival (Middletown)

October 21: Howl at the Hall (Westwood), 6p
October 23: Findlay Market Fall Food Fest, 10a–4p
October 27: Ghost Walk (Aurora, IN), 6:30p
Tickets are pre-sale only to ensure they do not exceed maximum capacity. Click the link above for more information.

Kinman Farms - Baby holding onto pumpkin
Kinman Farms

Pumpkin Patches

Blooms & Berries Fall on the Farm (Loveland)

September 17–October 31
Online ticket purchase is required to attend Fall on the Farm. Admission includes hayrides, Pumpkin Bounce Pad, corn maze, mini corn maze, bee train, play area, Barnyard 500 Trike Track, farm animals, Spookley, and more! The Beer Garden is open on the weekends.
Tickets start at $5.95 and must be purchased online. Leashed pets are allowed.

Burger Farm Fall Fun at the Farm (Newtown)

Saturdays and Sundays, September 24–October 30, 10a–6p (weather permitting)
Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, gourds, apple cider, animated pumpkin land characters, games, food, music, farm animals, crafters and more.
Admission is $14 per person (children 2 and under are free; ages 65 and older are $10)

Burwinkel Farms (Ross)

Weekends in October
Corn maze, skid maze, Halloween scavenger hunt, locally grown apples, crawl-thru straw tunnel, corn pool, and weekend hayrides to a pumpkin patch and sunflower field (when in bloom).

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival (Dry Ridge, KY)

September 10–October 30
General admission is free and includes kiddie corn maze, sand tunnels play area, hay pyramid, and farm animals. For an additional cost, you can experience U-pick pumpkins, hayride, and much more. 

Click here for pricing information

Irons Fruit Farm October Weekends (Lebanon)

Last weekend in September and all October weekends, 11a–5p
Pumpkins and hayrides, corn maze, bakery (with apple fritters, pies, cinnamon-cider donuts, cookies, and more!), market and store, apples, and special events.
Click here for a coupon for $1 off purchase of $10 or more

Jack O’Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction (West Chester)

September 24–October 31
Indoor, kid friendly maze as well as friendly ghosts, skeletons, and more. Each child will receive a bag of trick-or-treat candy, plus new Halloween mini scenes and a Halloween themed train display.

Jackson Family Farm Fall on the Farm (Middletown)

Saturdays (11a–6p) and Sundays (12–5p), September 25–October 23
Activities include pumpkin jump pad, pedal tractors, pedal implements, farm animals, make your own animal feed, corn maze, corn barn, hay tower and slides, pumpkin launcher, and more!
$14 per person general farm admission (includes all activities, kids 2 and under free)

Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest (Mason)

Select days, September 25–October 30
Admission includes one-of-a-kind fall festival with amazing food, activities, live entertainment, more than a dozen trick-or-treat stops, costume contests, crafts, games, seasonal merchandise, and access to the park’s rides and attractions.
Tickets starting at $29.99; military discounts available

Kinman Farms Fall Fest (Burlington, KY)

September 16–October 30; Fridays and Saturdays 10a–10p, Sundays 11a–7p
Admission includes: hayride around the Farm, picnic shelters, bonfires, games, The Great Pumpkin Express Rides, 5-acre Corn Maze, Kinman’s Carnival Tent, live bands, tricycle ride for the little ones, and laser tag. New this year: tunnels slides, dirt mound climbing, and straw pyramid. Everyone gets a pumpkin to take home, too! Open daily, but activities take place on the weekends.

McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest (Middletown)

Every weekend in October, 12–6p
McMonigle Farms offers the most affordable and unique pumpkin patch in Middletown, Ohio. Admission includes: U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, one-acre clueless corn maze, cow train rides, arm animals, FREE straw maze, large play area, and seasonal treats.

Neltner’s Farm Fall Fest (Melbourne, KY)

September 23–October 31 (more info)
There’s something for every member of your family: horse-drawn wagon rides, crafters and artisans, live music, home cooked food by Four Mile Pig, wine tastings by local wineries, homemade ice cream, pumpkin patch, 3+ acre corn maze, kids corn play pit, toddler corn maze, farm stand, petting zoo, barrel train, model train display.
Weekend activities admission (10a–6p): $5 (ages 3 and up); weekdays (9a–6p): free
Leashed pets are allowed

Niederman Fall Fun 2022 (Liberty Twp.)

September 23–October 30
Thursday 6–9p (group reservations only during the day), Friday 4–9p (concessions available after 6), Saturday 11a–9p, Sunday 1–6p
Tickets include: 4-acre corn maze, hayrides, kids tractor play area, wagon ride, human foosball, duck races, pipe swings, climbing hill, jumping pillow, and so much more!
$15 general admission wristband must be purchased for children 2 and above (children under 2 are free) and includes access to all activities. Tickets are available here.

Shaw Farms (Milford)

Weekends in September (starting the third weekend) through October 31, 9a–6p (Monday–Saturday), 9a–5p (Sunday)
Huge corn maze with a kid-friendly treasure hunt, two interactive playgrounds, and horse- and tractor-drawn hayrides through the scenic countryside.
General admission is free. Click here for activity pricing information and to purchase tickets.

Kings Island Haunt - View of the Rollercoaster Banshee
Kings Island Haunt

Haunted Houses, Trails, and Attractions

Cincinnati goes all out for haunted houses; many of which include extraordinary makeup, spooky settings, and animatronics. Here’s a list of haunted houses and trails to visit this Halloween season:

All Hallows’ Eve (Williamsburg)
Fridays and Saturdays, September 2–November 5, 7p–12a
Admission starts at $30 to Terror Town (Ultimate Horror and Weekend Passes are also available)

Brimstone Haunt (Wilmington)
Friday and Saturday nights September 24 through October 31
Admission for a combo admission pass to the Haunted Hayride ($XX), Forgotten Forest ($XX), Psychosis ($XX), and Zombie Assault ($XX) to be determined. Fast Pass also available. Click here to purchase your tickets online. (Save by buying online. A $2 fee will be added to each ticket purchased in person.)
Parking costs $3 cash at the door

The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent)
Weekends, September 16–November 5, and all Thursdays in October
General admission starting at $20, with options for fast pass and front of the line options also available (view ticketing options here)
Family friendly Lights On Tour will be Sunday, October 23, 4–6p

Kings Island Haunt (Mason)

Select nights, September 23–October 29
Bone-chilling scare mazes and scare zones, sinister live entertainment, and hundreds of horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. Haunting Halloween activities plus some of the most exhilarating night rides in the country. Not recommended for children under 13. No re-entry after 6p.
Tickets starting at $44.99; military discounts available

Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park (Middletown)

Friday and Saturday nights, 7p–1a, September 9–October 30
Five premium haunted houses, including Dysphoria, Dr. Psycho’s Haunted Estate, Phobia, Temple of Terror, and The Killer Klown House, plus other attractions and entertainment. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Click here for ticketing information.

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy)
Friday, Saturday (8–11p), and Sunday (7–9p) from September 30–October 29 (closed October 30)
Entry is $12 (click here for information about available discounts), Fastpasses available for $18, no discounts
Lights Up Night will be Sunday, October 23, 6–6:45p (cost is $5 per child, free for adults)

Sandyland Acres (Petersburg, KY)
Friday and Saturday nights (8p–midnight) from September 16–October 29 (closed October 30)
Hayride ($15), Haunted Barn ($12), or a combo for $25. Cash only, free parking.
Click here for more information.

USS Nightmare (Newport, KY)
September 17–18, September 24–November 6 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 7–11p
Friday and Saturday, 7p–1a
General admission prices from $18–30, with Fast Pass admission being $28–50. Front-of-the-line and season passes also available. 

Click here to view all ticketing options.
Lights On Matinee, October 24, 4–6p

Cornfield at one of the haunted parks
Cornfield

Ghost Tours

Do you favor the paranormal over costumes and actors? Don’t worry, there are several options for paranormal and haunted ghost tours in greater Cincinnati.

Bobby Mackey’s Music World Paranormal Tour (Wilder, KY) 

$35 per person for a two-hour tour

Two-hour guided tours, private group investigations, and public event hosting at one of the most haunted nightclubs in the country.

Book your tour here

Buried Secrets, Haunted Cincinnati Tours (OTR)

$29 for a two-hour outdoor walking tour to sites including Washington Park, Memorial Hall, and Music Hall. 

Click here to purchase your tickets online

Newport is Haunted, American Legacy Tours (Newport)

$29 for a 90-minute—low intensity, stroller and wheelchair accessible—3/4 mile walking tour. 

Click here to purchase your tickets online

Queen City is Haunted, American Legacy Tours (OTR)

$29 for a 90-minute 3/4 mile walking tour (flat but not stroller and wheelchair accessible); $39 for an “ultimate” tour. 

Click here to purchase your tickets online

Pumpkins on a Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkins on a Pumpkin Farm

Art Festivals and Craft Fairs

Looking for gifts this holiday season? What about decor to spruce up your home? Shop local at one of many art festivals and craft fairs this fall. For information regarding the event and admission, click on the corresponding link.

October 1–2: Lakota West High School Craft Show ($2 admission)

October 2: Art on Vine on Fountain Square, 12–6p
October 8: The City Flea at Washington Park, 10a–4p
October 16: Second Sunday on Main (Main Street, OTR), 12–5p
October 28–30: Vintage Market Days of Dayton-Cincinnati

November 11–13: Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Convention Center
November 12–13: Lakota East Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

November 13: Art on Vine at Rhinegeist, 12–6p
November 19: Oak Hills Band Association Holiday Craft Fair, 9a–3p

November 19: Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show (Sycamore High School), 9a–4p

November 19: The OFF Market: 2022 Holiday Market at Summit Park, 10a–4p

November 25–27: 2022 Winterfair at NKY Convention Center
November 26: Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show at Music Hall Ballroom, 11a–5p

December 11: Art on Vine at Rhinegeist, 12–6p

December 17 and 18: The City Flea Holiday Market at Washington Park

Have any questions about what’s going on this fall? Just ask!


Written by: Linsey Kraeling â€“ Woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.

Connecting Art, Science, and Nature

The Science of Color Featuring Prismatica

One of the most captivating art installations that has ever come to Cincinnati is
currently being showcased at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. The traveling
exhibition, The Science of Color Featuring Prismatica completely transforms the
environment into an interactive kaleidoscope of fascination and fun. This immersive
show has incredible spinning prisms of iridescents that are mesmerizing and exciting to
engage with. These transparent geodesic forms give off a magical effect that reflects
beautiful colors that change with every single angle. Light transmits different hues
throughout the space offering an entirely new perspective and experience of the
Conservatory that is absolutely enchanting!

The concept and development of this series involves many talented collaborators
that come from a variety of different backgrounds such as RAW Design– a Toronto-based
architectural firm, ATOMIC3– a multimedia group of light design installations, and the
Creos production team. The director of Krohn said, “We’re excited to bring a show like
this to Cincinnati. We wanted people to experience and understand the colors that they
see in the natural world. There’s a lot of pigments and interactions with pollinators that
take place that are very important to the sustainability of our planet.”

As you walk into the main entrance, you’re greeted with a few of the mystifying
sculptures that lead you into the Seasonal Floral Showroom where the majority of the
art pieces are located. Each dichroic prism is about 6 feet tall and is made up of panels
that reflects natural light that is shining in from the glass ceiling of the Conservatory
giving off a spectrum of rainbow colors. The show extends into the Bonsai Gallery,
Orchid House, and ends in the Desert House. Take your time wandering among the
prisms, you’re encouraged to manipulate every single one. Enjoy the infinite interplay
of light and colorful reflections that they create as you spin the structures and move
around them. Throughout the greenhouse there are interesting facts about the science
of color that are entertaining and educational to discover. Learn how flowers get their
color and what butterflies and bees see through the perspective of a pollinator. The
connections that are made through this installation between Art, Science, and Nature
are compelling with luminous layers of color and meaning.

Experience the Krohn Conservatory in a way you’ve never seen before with the
spectacular art show Primatica any day of the week from 10am – 8pm until October
16th, 2022 and don’t forget to interact with the art all around you!


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Charm at the Farm August Market TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

WHAT

Charm at the Farm is an open-air vintage market located on a 56-acre former horse farm in quaint, Lebanon, OH. 115+ of the best local and regional artisans and shops come together exclusively at Charm at the Farm just three fabulous weekends a year each June, August and October. Charm at the Farm offers a carefully curated and eclectic mix of vintage and handmade items, repurposed furniture, jewelry, clothing, home décor, gifts, food, drinks, entertainment and more all in one vibrant place.

All 2022 Charm markets benefit HER Cincinnati. Charm also features 40 brand new vendors this year. Charm has also partnered with local Pure Barre fitness studios (Cincinnati-Oakley, Mason and Dayton) which will co-host a FREE Pure Barre Pop Up class at the farm before the Charm gates open on Sunday.

WHEN

Friday through Sunday, August 19-21. Hours and pricing:

Friday, August 19 | VIP Night ($19) | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets sold online only.
Saturday, August 20 | Early Bird ($16) | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tickets sold online only.
Saturday, August 20 | General Admission ($11) | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets sold online only.
Sunday, August 21 | Pure Barre Pop Up fitness class (FREE) | 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Register online.
Sunday, August 21 | General Admission ($9) | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets sold online and at the gate.

WHERE

Charm at the Farm | 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

WHY

Support locally owned small businesses and an incredible cause! $1 of every Charm ticket purchased this year benefits HER Cincinnati, which provides housing, education and recovery services that empower women to break cycles of poverty, addiction, and human trafficking. Info: charmatthefarm.com/givingback.

HOW

Purchase tickets and sign up for the Pure Barre class at charmatthefarm.com. Kids under 12 are free. Parking is free. Follow Charm on Facebook and Instagram for updates @charmatthefarm.


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SUMMER FOOD FEST 2022: July 16 & 17 at Coney Island


Benefiting Make-A-Wish, aiming to grant wishes for critically ill Cincinnati children.

CINCINNATI – June 28, 2022 â€“ Cincinnati Magazine’s 13th annual Summer Food Fest is being expanded and extended to a two-day celebration at a NEW location this year – Coney Island! The 2022 Summer Food Fest is set for July 16 and 17 from noon until 5:00 p.m. both days. 

This family-friendly event is packed with fun and engaging activities for all ages, with a plethora of delicious summer food and cold beverages held at a classic Cincinnati summer location. 

Children under 10 years old and younger are free, and all-inclusive entry tickets for those 10 and older are just $25 and include unlimited activities, food and beverages (excluding alcohol). Attendees should come hungry and plan to enjoy summer favorites from local food vendors including fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken kabobs, jalapeno poppers, s’more lollipops, ice cream with cookies, hazelnut crepes, fruit-topped waffles, soda, lemonade and more! Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

There will also be endless entertainment and interactive activities including dance music all day, balloon artists, face painting, caricature artists, and more. Plus games for all ages including cornhole, giant Jenga, giant Chutes & Ladders, family relay races, boom blaster, giant Simon, and more! Summer Food Fest ticket holders can also swim and play at the Sunlight Pool Water Adventure at the special discounted rate of only $10 per person (regularly $27).

Cincinnati Magazine is also pleased to be partnering with the charitable organization, Make-A-Wish, on the Summer Food Fest goal of raising $10,000 to grant wishes for local Cincinnati area children with critical illnesses.

To help achieve this goal, Summer Food Fest attendees may purchase $10 raffle tickets (or 3 for $20) to enter to win a 2-night stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Soundwaves Water Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Raffle tickets are only available at Summer Food Fest. Direct donations to Make-A-Wish are also being accepted now and are greatly appreciated.

“We could think of no better way to celebrate the season than to host our family-friendly Summer Food Fest at the iconic Cincinnati summer location, Coney Island,” said Ivy Bayer, publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. â€śWe are also so proud to be partnering with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to local kids who may be spending their summer in the hospital. I hope you’ll join us for this weekend of food, fun and sun, and also consider supporting this incredible cause.”

This event is made possible through generous support from notable brands including ChinetHersheyHome ChefSt. PierreKeebler, and Stonefire.

Learn more and purchase tickets now at cincinnatimagazine.com/summerfoodfest.


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Top 10 Things to Do and See in Cincinnati

Whether you live in Cincinnati or are traveling through the area there are plenty of awesome things to experience in the Queen City! We have the top 10 things that you’ll have to put on your to-do list, that you’ll want to keep going back too. So get ready to make more memories that you can share with others!

1. Coney Island and Sunlite Pool

This historic theme park has been around since 1867 and it’s the perfect place to get a dose of nostalgia! There are games, shows and more at this fantastic little theme park that has a huge pool and water slides. This destination appeals to the entire family and there’s a lot of options for things to do near the park like the casino/race track located next door, and various restaurants, bars, and breweries to eat and drink at.

2. Findlay Market

You can’t miss out on taking a day trip to this incredible market that has everything you could possibly hope for or want out of a market. The food is absolutely amazing and so are the friendly people there. Findlay Market gives you a real sense of what the community is like in Cincinnati and highlights what we’re known for. The scent of fresh food is in the air, with live music on the street, plenty of places to sit and eat, and lots of different shops to check out that have locally made goods by local artisans.

3. RiverFront and The Banks

Cincinnati is one of the most beautiful river cities in America and you really get to see that when visiting the RiverFront and The Banks. The park along the water is wonderful, with many activities for the entire family to enjoy. There are sculptures and gardens that are very pleasant to encounter with an excellent view of the city. The Banks is one of the most happening places to be and there’s always a party on the weekends to join in on! When the sun goes down this area is just as beautiful with all of the city lights reflecting off the river, take a walk on one of the bridges to get the full spectrum!

4. Visit the Parks

The parks here are beyond amazing and there are several of them that offer something for everyone. Eden Park in Mt. Adams is the perfect place to have a leisure day and the best place to see views of the city. There are overlooks at the park that give you an amazing view of the river leading into downtown Cincinnati and of Kentucky, making it a great area for taking pictures. Washington Park in OTR is a major place to go to for events, live music, and pure enjoyment! It’s dog friendly and has a patio with refreshments to enjoy on a hot day.

5. Krohn Conservatory

Art, nature, and science come together at the Krohn Conservatory. Krohn is located in Eden Park in Mt. Adams and is truly an enchanting experience. The butterfly shows that they have there are magnificent and really give you the opportunity to connect with wildlife and nature in a way that’s approachable and exciting. There is a waterfall inside that has a creek with fish and turtles inhabiting it, making it feel like you’re in the rainforest. The building has sections for different species of plants and walking from one room to the next transforms a new environment to discover.

6. Cincinnati Zoo

We have one of the top rated zoo’s in the country! A zoo that is not only beautiful but is also educational and fun. The zoo does a great job to help wildlife and nature through their Saving Species program, animal care, and by going completely green with solar power.  There are different events to check out throughout the year and your trip there will feel like you’re on a real exploration of adventure.

7. Live Performances

Cincinnati has always been a hub for music and live performances! There are several venues to check out that offer a variety of different acts that appeal to every type of style and genre.  Music Hall, Memorial Hall, and The Taft Theater are historic venues that are absolutely stunning that feature talent all over the world. We also have the Aronoff and Playhouse in the park for well known shows and a few concert venues that feature locals and bring in big name performers.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/

https://tafttheatre.org

8. Museums

We have some of the best museums around and there are so many to choose from! Union Terminal is one of the most incredible museums that takes you into a different world of fun and education. The building alone is a sight to see and the inside is breathtaking! There are many art museums to choose from like the Contemporary Arts Center and The Cincinnati Art Museum, which are both free to the public. We also have the American Sign Museum that is a real gem and will have you in awe when visiting!

https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org

https://www.americansignmuseum.org

9. Professional Sports

Go to a game! We are lucky to have major sports teams in the city and no matter what your favorite sport is you’ll be sure to have a great time at any of the games! The Cincinnati Reds baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals football team play and practice in stadiums right next to each other, with our Cyclones Hockey team in Heritage Bank Center just down the street. And now we officially have a soccer stadium for the FC Cincinnati team!

https://www.mlb.com/reds/ballpark

https://www.bengals.com/news/pbs-history

https://heritagebankcenter.com/cyclones

https://tqlstadium.com

10. Take a Walk Downtown

Take in as much of the city scenery as you possibly can while you’re exploring downtown.  You can take the streetcar, bike, or simply take a walk around to experience some really wonderful things about the city.  You can take a tour or have our own self guided one that focuses on the fascinating architecture, history, and culture of Cincinnati. The food and drinks here are outstanding, so go to as many restaurants and bars as you can. We have tons of events going on and little shops to pop into for all of your shopping needs. OTR and fountain square are places to spend endless amounts of time with everything that the area has to offer.


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Jobs in the City! (3/15/2022)

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Hotel Covington

Position Hiring For: Line Cook, Night Auditor, Room Attendant, and Director of Rooms.

Hotel Covington stands as a testament to high stakes, high fashion and high ambition. You can feel it in the guestrooms, unique restaurants, intimate lounge spaces and outdoor courtyards. With vintage touches and modern tailoring everywhere you look, Hotel Covington sings in style, character and comfort. If Hotel Covington lines up with you who are and where you want to be, we encourage you to apply to help us give our guests the best experience possible.

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The Madison

Positions Hiring For: Full-Time Banquet Cook, Banquet Captain, Banquet Server, Banquet Dishwasher, and More.

The Madison is a great place to start or continue your career. As a company, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for all guests at The Madison. Whether it is a wedding or a corporate event, our team gives 100% with passion, dedication, and commitment.

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Beyond Exercise

Positions Hiring For: Customer Service, Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Strength and Conditioning Coach.

We are a dynamic, friendly, adaptable, team-oriented group of learners and doers who serve Beyond Exercise’s mission of helping people live better. If you feel like you possess these same qualities, we invite you to consider joining our team!

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Clean Eatz

Positions Hiring For: Customer Service Associate, Cashier, Back of House Team Member, Prep Cook, and More.

This is a growing team and business where you can get in on the ground floor! We’re hiring those with personality, drive, motivation, discipline, and work ethic. Our motto “We Change Livez” truly aligns with our goal to make healthy eating achievable for everyone and anyone. Do you have skills and value to add to our team? Do you have a passion for people and a desire to GROW. Then apply – we’d love to meet you!

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Braxton Brewing

Positions Hiring For: Maintenance Technician, Packaging Operator, Bartender, Production Operator, Social Media and Content Marketing Manager.

Braxton Brewery is a Covington, Kentucky regional craft brewery. From our beginnings in a garage on Braxton Drive, our team has created a place where ideas are born and fermented. We celebrate determination, knowledge, and the pride we wave like a battle flag. If you enjoy craft beer, people, and a fun environment, apply today.

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Pedal Wagon

Positions Hiring For: Pedal Wagon Captain.

Do you love biking? Being surrounded by people? Spending time outdoors? The city of Cincinnati? If so, becoming a Captain could be a perfect fit for you!Pedal Wagon Captains are in charge of directing our 15-foot wagons throughout the city for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, get-togethers, and more! If this sounds like something you would thrive in, apply today!

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Jobs in the City! (3/1/2022)

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21C Museum Hotel

Position Hiring For: Bell/Valet Attendant, Maintenance Technician, Restaurant Manager, Front Desk Agent, Sales Manager, and More!

At 21c Museum Hotels our dynamic team engages in an environment that fosters fun, originality, and genuine hospitality for our guests. Our history of accolades – such as consecutive CondĂ© Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards rankings – and strong performance in guest surveys show that 21c is truly redefining the art of hospitality. 21c strives to inspire our guests, our community and our team through thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions and innovative art, hotel and food and beverage experiences. 21c started with the art, and that is what continues to drive and define the company.

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Nailed It DIY

Positions Hiring For: Summer Camp Co-Coordinator, Studio Assistant Manager

Nailed It is the ultimate DIY experience. We don’t play at DIY. We encourage, instruct and involve our customers in the experience. Studio Owners and ART-Tenders explain the process, provide creative guidance and instruction, and our customers built and create their own projects. If building and arts is something you love, this job could be for you!

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Cincinnati Zoo

Positions Hiring For: Summer Camp Instructor, Maintenance Worker, Wild Encounters Team, Security Officer, Visitor Food Service Associate, Director of Animal Health, and More!

The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. With the addition of our fourth pillar to our Mission Statement, Serving Community, we recognize the responsibility to partner with diverse and economically challenged communities in our daily work.
Whether you are looking for an internship, full-time or part-time career, we would love to hear from you.

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Pink Ribbon Girls

Positions Hiring For: Regional Director, Transportation Specialist,

Pink Ribbon Girls is excited to invite members to our team who have a passion for doing good. Through teamwork and dedication to making the lives of our clients better, we are able to achieve so much together. Let us know if you’d like to be a part of the team!

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The Childrens Home

Positions Hiring For: Therapist, Education Aide, Assistant Teacher, Maintenance Worker, Behavioral Health Intern, Grants Coordinator, After School Counselor, and More!

Creating lasting results that strengthen families and our community by guiding individuals — from infancy to independence — through comprehensive education, behavioral, and health services. As a result, we’re improving the lives and futures of these children, their families, and their communities – possibly including yours.

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YMCA Camp Ernst

Positions Hiring For: Junior Counselor, Cabin Counselor, Ranch Staff, Program Support Staff, and More!

Camp Ernst is Greater Cincinnati’s favorite overnight camp. Our programs (for kids ages 6-15) combine safety, creativity, and good clean fun, and include horseback riding, nature, hiking, archery,  crafts, swimming, boating, waterslides, high ropes course, sports, leadership activities, teambuilding, confidence-building, friend-making, and so much more.

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