January 2019 Around Town 1

Reno 911

Bond Home Furnishings has gotten more than just a bright new coat of exterior paint. Under new ownership since May 2018, the former Bond Furniture and Mattress Gallery not only benefited from a bold new look but also the inventory has a fresher spin. In addition to the Flexsteel line, expect more contemporary (in addition to traditional) Amish furnishings that can be easily customized; artwork from local artists; an in-house designer available for consultation; and plenty of trendy lighting and accessories such as pillows, rugs and pictures.


The Write Stuff

Don’t judge a suburban stay-at-home mom by her “cover!” Loveland local Rachel Renee Morgenthal, writing under the name Rachel Renee, is the author of three Savannah Police Department mystery novels featuring ace sleuth Eliza Sheppard, two books following the exploits of CIA agent Liam Cauley and a contemporary romance novel. When Rachel isn’t homeschooling her two children, chasing around her five pets and plotting her next best-seller, she’s making the rest of us moms look like slackers.


Schoolhouse Rock

Loveland’s own Children’s Meeting House Montessori School has been voted Best Preschool in Cincinnati by readers of Cincinnati Family Magazine. The first-time win drew strong support from the Loveland community and alumni families involved over the last 45 years. The school offers multiple preschool and kindergarten programs in the Montessori tradition as well as private education through sixth grade. It’s also the only Montessori school in the tristate to employ a full-time naturalist, making zoology, gardening and environmental stewardship a part of the daily curriculum.


Bar Mix

It has always paid to support your neighborhood watering hole. Not just for travel and safety purposes but also to keep the dollars in the district. Loveland residents won on both fronts with the Dec. 12 opening of Bishop’s Quarter. With three floors, there’s something for everyone. The first two floors channel a speakeasy vibe with an extensive bourbon selection including a Woodford Reserve barrel program. The third floor boasts seven big-screen televisions, a huge selection of craft beer and a rooftop patio. Po’boys, shrimp and grits, oysters and smoked wings are some of the menu highlights. Bishop’s Quarter offers live music, a weekday happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and brunch on Sundays.