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    Read about a local farm that’s hosting a fundraising dinner that’ll take you out of city life for a night and down on the farm for food and fun!

    Gorman Heritage Farm is hosting its annual Row by Row dinner to raise funds for its educational programs.

    Gorman Heritage Farm host an annual event to support their mission of offering education about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment. Called Row by Row, the fundraising dinner highlights the bounty of the farm while giving guests the chance to learn more about it while also having a great time. 

    “The 2019 dinner is August 24, beginning at 6pm at Gorman Heritage Farm,” says Tricia Watts, Executive Director at Gorman Heritage Farm.

    When you purchase a ticket for Row by Row you’ll receive a dinner made with food that was grown and raised on the farm, beers from MadTree, a variety of wines, live music, and the chance to bid on silent and live auction items.

    “VIP tickets also include our happy half hour with live music, specialty cocktails, appetizers, and the chance to meet some of our favorite farm animals,” Watts adds.

    Tricia Watts, Executive Director at Gorman Heritage Farm

    Watts says that what makes this event unique is that the food featured in the dinner is grown and raised on the farm. “The dinner takes place in a beautiful setting to benefit our nonprofit farm’s educational programs,” she says. 

    In addition to its annual dinner, Gorman Heritage Farm is bringing new programs to the farm to help with educating guests. 

    “We are super excited about our new Farm to Classroom program,” she says. “For schools that can’t make it to the farm for various reasons, we take the farm to them.”

    Additionally, the Farm has upcoming adult and family classes and programs for the public to participate in to learn more about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment, which can be found on their website and Facebook page.

    You can be a part of the fundraising for Row by Row Dinner by participating in the event, sponsoring a table, or by making a donation of cash, goods, or services for the silent and live auctions. 

    “We also love hosting events on the farm, like birthday parties, weddings, family reunions, civic groups, and corporate events,” adds Watts. 

    To learn more about Row by Row Dinner or Gorman Heritage Farm, visit www.gormanfarm.org or “like” them on Facebook. You can also contact Watts directly via email with any questions or to be added to the farm’s mailing list.

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    Click for a sneak peek inside this dreamy English Tudor on the market in O'Bryonville!

    Stunning English Tudor on desirable street in O’Bryonville. The home features natural woodwork and hardwood floors throughout. 9 ft ceilings, leaded glass, and French doors. 900 sq ft of living space on third floor per seller, all hardwood floors and full bath. 5+ car garage. Amazing patio and outdoor living area.

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    We’re taking you outside city limits for a bite to eat in a small town restaurant that’s all about local food and features handcrafted cocktails and 48 taps of craft beer.

    Murphy’s Craftbar + Kitchen is located in Sidney, Ohio, just north of Dayton.

    Nestled just off Interstate 75 is the small town of Sidney, Ohio. In this emerging community embracing the #eatlocal trend is the newly opened restaurant Murphy’s Craftbar + Kitchen.

    Murphy’s is owned by 22-year-old restauranteur Rocco Catanzarite. Although young, he’s motivated to create something great in his hometown.

    “Being born and raised in Sidney I know there isn’t really much to do here,” he says. “I found that all age groups kind of twiddle their thumbs on Friday and Saturday nights.”

    He wanted to change that with the opening of Murphy’s. Thanks to his start at the family business called Karoc Marathon, a convenience store and gas station that has become known as one of the largest beer and wine boutiques in the state of Ohio, Catanzarite was able to spread his wings and his network.

    He worked off the theory of “it’s all about who you know” and began reaching out to as many people as he could. Over time he was able to establish relationships to breweries and get his hands on hot new releases coming to the state and limited release beers.

    After months of preparation, planning, and continuing to reach out to contacts, Catanzarite opened Murphy’s Craftbar + Kitchen in downtown Sidney, offering big city vibes to a town of 20,000 people.

    “We pride ourselves on being the first to the party and doing fun things like putting popsicles in our cocktails and infusing bacon into vodka,” he says. 

    The menu at Murphy’s features popular items like the Nashville Hot Chicken, Braised Short Rib Poutine, Murphy’s Wings, and the Hangover Burger, which use local ingredients in their recipes. The restaurant also features weekly appetizer and burger specials so that there’s always something new to taste.

    There are 48 taps at Murphy’s as well, featuring Cincinnati beers like Rhinegeist and MadTree. But what makes the taps at Murphy’s unique is that they rotate out the beers, so the beer menu is constantly changing and new options are always available for craft beer lovers to try out. The cocktails at the restaurant are handcrafted and include favorites like the Pineapple Habanero Margarita, the Brown Derby, a French 75, and more like the draft cocktail and crowd favorite the Dreamsicle.

    “My goal at Murphy’s is to create an experience, from the moment that customer pulls the handle on the front door I want them to feel as if they are a part of something, something that when they leave they can’t wait to go back,” he says. 

    The experience he and his team of millennials offer at Murphy’s is something he hopes to continue to expand upon with future endeavors.

    “For the future there are many plans, a couple we are actually working on currently and plan to open within the next year and a half,” he says. “The goal is to really round out all our brands into one hospitality brand; customers will eat at our restaurants, grab a bottle of wine and some gas at Karoc, shop in our retail store, and stay in our hotel.”

    You can learn more about Murphy’s on Facebook and Instagram.

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    A regional resource for Cincinnati's fashion designers is joining forces to create new jackets for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

    Conductor John Morris Russel gets measured. (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Symphony)

    Sew Valley and Cincinnati Pops are teaming up to create a new look for the group’s talented musicians. Cincinnati Pops is a group at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra that strives to be a dynamic orchestra in the heart of the city with an ambitious and diverse group of musicians.

    Then there’s Sew Valley, an organization that offers regional resources when it comes to helping designers and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry build a brand for a sewn product or fashion line.

    Together the two groups will work to design and manufacture new Pops jackets in their signature Pops Red color.

    Although it may seem like a long way off, the jackets will be revealed, new look and all, at the Pops Holiday Concerts on December 13, 14, and 15. 

    The jackets are still in the pre-production stages but you can follow along with their progress and see the jackets as they come to life on Instagram and Facebook.

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    All the way from California, Peaches Skincare brings a cure-all facial for all skin types at their new location in Montgomery.

    Peaches Skin Care is a California-based skincare company that opened a new location in Montgomery.

    From cystic acne and acne scars, dryness to oiliness, or fine lines to wrinkles, could there really be one fix-all facial? Lisa and Kent Pfeiffer, owners of Peaches Skincare, say they’ve created just that. 

    In fact, they say it’s the secret to success that’s led to multiple locations across the country. With their first locations being in Santa Barbara, CA and Long Beach, CA, Peaches Skincare was created to give Midwestern clients a luxe but laid-back skincare experience. In July 2012, the Pfeiffers brought their California-like skincare to Cincinnati by opening their next location in the heart of Old Montgomery. 

    “We liken ourselves to a luxury hotel, say, for example a Four Seasons or a Ritz Carlton; no matter which location you set foot into, you know that your experience will be phenomenal,” says Director of Operations, John Brinkley. “This is what we aim to achieve in our salons: a consistently superb and friendly experience. From the moment our clients walk through our vibrant pink door to the moment they leave, we attend to each detail of their experience with extreme care.” 

    To go along with the consistency of the experience, the treatment offered is the main aspect that customers, and their skin, rely on. Brinkley says Peaches Skincare has a simple philosophy: only using wholesome and natural products and no invasive procedures, their treatment eliminates confusion by consisting of one facial that can effectively combat all skin conditions. 

    This simplicity keeps loyal clients coming back, Brinkley says, and now those in Cincinnati can experience their favorite facial in a new location as they recently moved to a larger space in Montgomery. 

    “Our new location offers all of the same natural skincare services and products that we are known for around the area, but adds four more treatment rooms in a bright and more conveniently located space,” Brinkley says. 

    Now at 7840 Cooper Road in Old Montgomery, a block and a half away from the previous location, Brinkley says the new space offers updated amenities, more treatment space, more parking, and an improved waiting area. 

    To learn more, visit https://peachesskincare.com

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    Learn about the upcoming networking event that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to network and pitch their businesses to the crowd. Read on for more.

    Social Enterprise Alliance Cincinnati is hosting an upcoming Networking & Pitch Night.

    Social Enterprise Alliance Cincinnati is bringing together the community through its upcoming Networking & Pitch Night on August 6 at March First Brewing and Distilling.

    The night will provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with other like-minded professionals in the social enterprise, non-profit, conscious business, and entrepreneurial space.

    Abigail Davidson, Administrative Support for the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Cincinnati says that the upcoming Networking & Pitch Night gives attendees the chance for free networking time as well as the opportunity to give and/or hear 60-second pitches to share their business with everyone all at once.

    When asked what inspired the Networking & Pitch Night she says that it’s the organizations and individuals in the area who are making an impact on communities around the world.

    “We believe there is strength and opportunity in connection and collaboration,” she says. “So a big part of the goal of SEA Cincinnati is to provide a space for that to happen.”

    Davidson says that any and all social impact businesses as well as non-profits, individuals, or entrepreneurs are welcome to attend the event at March First Brewery. 

    “There are a lot of networking opportunities in the Cincinnati area, but this one is different because it’s specifically geared toward those who are using their work to make the world a better place in some way – or those who would like to in the future,” she says. 

    Davidson says that SEA members and non-members are invited to attend the event in August, and are welcome to bring a friend or colleague. 

    To RSVP for the event, click here. You can find additional information on SEA at cincinnatisocialenterprise.org or on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Read about the trio that’s making art for your yard to celebrate a variety of occasions.

    Yard Art Girls create art for your yard for a variety of occasions.

    Cincy Chic: What is Yard Art Girls?
    Michelle Evans-Reynolds, Owner of Yard Art Girls: Yard Art Girls is a local business that provides people with signs and decorations for their yards for special occasions, from weddings and birth announcements to birthdays, even promposals, we have a sign for every occasion. 

    Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
    Evans-Reynolds: We got inspired by our youngest Yard Art Girl, Sydney, and her up coming 16th birthday. We knew we wanted to do something special for her, and once we found yard art, we thought “how fun would it be to bring this to other people for their special moments!”

    Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Yard Art Girls?
    Evans-Reynolds: We are a mother and daughter team, Michelle and her two daughters Taylor and Sydney.

    Cincy Chic: What type of yard art do you create?
    Evans-Reynolds: We are just starting our business but we can create almost anything that people ask for! Some of our most popular ones have been for birthdays and graduations, but we’ve also gotten to be a part of some really exciting moments like a wedding and some really crazy ones like some friends “yard bombing” each other with wacky signs this summer. 

    Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
    Evans-Reynolds: We love creating and sharing special moments with the people we design for. Setting up a sign for a surprise birthday or getting to share a sweet moment with a bride and groom and their on their wedding day are moments that make this fun job even more special!

    Cincy Chic: How far do you travel to create yard art?
    Evans-Reynolds: Right now we’re only located on the east side of Cincinnati.

    Cincy Chic: What makes Yard Art Girls unique?
    Evans-Reynolds: Right now there really isn’t another place in our area like Yard Art Girls, especially not a local business! We also like to consider ourselves unique to be a mother and daughter team. We love working together as a family and we love getting to bring something special to every yard we visit.

    Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
    Evans-Reynolds: This is all very new to us since we just created our business this spring! While we can only imagine things will continue to grow and change, right now we are super happy with where we are at and are looking forward to what we’ve started and watching it blossom.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
    Evans-Reynolds: Readers can find more information by following us on Facebook and following us on Instagram.

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    Our life coach columnist explains how to discover - and eliminate - what’s secretly holding you back from reaching your full potential.

    What’s holding you back? What obstacles are limiting you from the ultimate success in your health, wealth, work, and love?

    Often the struggle is overcoming barriers.  There are two barriers that I find causes you to not reach your full potential is fear and an upper limiting problem.

    When fear shows up it is to protect you.  Or so it thinks. You may find you have a fear of change, a fear of failure, or maybe a fear of taking a chance.  Whatever the fear is find the source.  I use this phrase to tap into my fear so I can understand where it is coming from and quickly release it.

    I goes like this: “Hello fear I see you and I know you are False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.) and you want to protect me.  What is it you are protecting me from? Then I just listen to what comes up. Often it is something from the past that I have experienced, and it didn’t work out, so I can shift that belief and understand that this time it will be different.

    On the other side of fear is where your greatest desire and dreams happen so what else can be holding you back? An upper limiting problem.

    The book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks, is all about Upper Limiting Problem (ULP). The bottom line from this book is if you don’t concur your fear and upper limiting problem you will always stay right where you are. 

    How an ULP shows up is when you are feeling good and super happy, then out of the blue you have this manufactured stream of images that are painful and uncomfortable.  

    It may appear something like this. You and your friends have an amazing evening enjoying dinner and time away from the kids.  You are feeling alive and blissfully happy.  As you are leaving your friends you begin to have these images of something bad happening. You manufacture in your mind things to sabotage your good feeling because you are not accustomed to this level of fun. You may trigger thoughts of gloom, seeing a loved one hurt, your home catching fire because you left the flatiron on.

    When this happens, you manufacture thoughts that make you feel bad. Why, because it brings you back down within the bounds of your limited tolerance. This is the place of safety.  

    The shift comes when you are willing to recognize both the fear and upper limiting problem and feel good anyway.  Not allowing fear to run the show and learning to push past those limiting beliefs will provide a clearer path for achieving your true potential and attaining success in all areas of your life including financial, wellness, career and love.

    Remember: On the other side of fear and the upper limiting problem will lead to your happiness and fulfillment. You make it happen!

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      An emerging fashion designer with Cincinnati roots is changing the dress game one customized fit at a time. Click here to read more! 

      Photo: JLaj Photography

      Ever wish you could take the length of a certain dress and pair it with the neckline or sleeve length of your favorite top? That’s the idea behind This One Dress, an innovative dress line that gives women the power to have personalized, made-to-order fashion.

      “Why buy off the rack when you can create your own look?” asks CEO Diane Lausche Bean, adding that This One Dress currently offers three dress silhouettes that complement every body type, and even your mood.

      “Each one is fully personalized with a choice of a neckline, sleeve, hem length, and color,” she explains. “The dresses are offered in solid colors so they can become the wardrobe foundational pieces.”

      The dresses can be styled as desired by the one wearing them, whether it’s with accessories, jackets, scarves, boots, heels, or sandals, the options are limitless.

      Lausche Bean, who graduated from what is now Winton Woods High School and Miami University, says she was inspired to launch a company like This One Dress while watching a cultural event. She noticed the woman on stage didn’t look comfortable and the clothing wasn’t flattering, but after a costume change later in the product, she was wearing a dress that perfectly fit and flattered her figure. That prompted Bean to begin drawing styles and a light bulb went off when she realized that she could create something that was customizable and flattering to any woman’s shape, and was in style as well.

      Lausche Bean runs the company alongside her COO Michele Bergamesca, together they are not only passionate about fashion but also advocates of women’s rights and women’s issues.

      Items from This One Dress are made to order and personalized, something that isn’t very common in the fashion industry.

      “You personalize your smoothie, your coffee, your technology, and now you can personalize your dress just the way you want it to make you feel your best,” says Lausche Bean. “It’s about time.”

      To bring the experience to you, This One Dress is a fashion show sponsor at Cincy Chic’s Cincinnati Fashion Night on July 12 at The Spot on West Fifth.

      “We will be bringing all 3 of our styles to the Cincinnati show in three different variations to show how the dresses can be customized,” says Lausche Bean. ”We are excited to have people be able to see and touch the fabric because pictures just cannot do it justice – it really makes an impression when you can see how soft it is, see how wrinkle resistant the fabric is and know how comfy you are going to be in the dress all day.”

      Lausche Bean and Bergemesca will offer information on This One Dress as well as measurements so customers can know which style will complement their bodies and which features they want in the dress.

      “Perhaps their office is always cold and it’s a great idea to get the 3/4 sleeve since they anticipate wearing the dress to the office a lot – so much to consider and we love to chat about it with people,” she says.  

      To sweeten the deal, event attendees will have the opportunity to order a bespoke dress at the event.

      The website for This One Dress will guide you through the design process. Shipping for the dress is always included and returns are free. “We want our customers to love their dresses,” says Lausche Bean. “If not completely satisfied, a full refund can be made on an unworn dress with tags on within 30 days of receipt. Exchanges are also happily made on all unworn dresses with tags on within 30-60 days.”

      If you can’t attend the event, you can create a dress of your own at www.thisonedress.com, with expected delivery between 2-3 weeks. Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know about their new website launching soon, where you can view new photos and styling ideas, as well as sign up to receive promotions and special offers.

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      We're heading down by the river for this week's Listing of the Week! Click for a peek inside!

      Check out this beautifully and completely renovated 3 bedroom, 5 bathroom condo with panoramic river views! The home features new windows and double pane sliding glass doors. There is 500+ square feet of deck space. The kitchen boasts Carrara Marmi quartz with new stainless steel Bosch appliances. The oversized master bedroom features a bathroom, laundry, wine bar, walk-in shower, a 15×12 glam closet, and a yoga room. There are separate heating and air conditioning for the first and second floors. All rooms also have new hardwood flooring. The home is listed at $624,900.

       

       

       

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