Goodbye, Winter … We Hope!

By the end of February, I was officially done with winter. I can usually handle a few more months of cold and plow through the frigid temperatures and mounds of snow (no pun intended), but between the polar vortex and weekend snowstorms, I couldn’t help but dream of warm spring breezes and picnics in the sun.

Spring is a time of rebirth. Everything is emerging fresh and new, with the promise of good things to come. Buds are bursting open, grass is growing lush and temperatures are climbing. We can’t help but pause and appreciate our surroundings. It’s no wonder Earth Day is in April.

This issue, we celebrate spring vegetables sprouting up on menus at local restaurants, especially at Tano Bistro. Gina and Gaetano Williams’ restaurant has experienced a rebirth of its own after the 2017 Loveland fire, but they have always embraced the farm-to-table ethos and continue to do so.

You can’t think Loveland without picturing the Little Miami River roaring through the heart of town. This precious waterway needs constant love and attention to keep it healthy, not to mention scenic. We caught up with the Little Miami Conservancy to understand the measures they employ to nurture this natural treasure.

Sometimes all you have to do is look out the kitchen window to discover spring in your own backyard. The team at Paramount Lawn + Landscape shared pro tips on how to prep your yard so it’s a picturesque outdoor oasis well into summer and fall.

And along the lines of “spring cleaning,” don’t miss our article on estate planning with Wolterman Law. This was honestly on my to-do list, and I kept putting it off, but the thought of spring motivated me to take action. The process was easy, comfortable and totally stress-free. I left my meeting with Steve Wolterman wondering why I hadn’t done it sooner.

While a late-April blizzard is always possible in Ohio, we’ll hope for the best and pray that Old Man Winter is gone for at least another six months or so. We’ve missed you, springtime sunshine. It’s good to have you back.