All Done with Grace

With so many new faces in downtown Loveland, Old Is New Antiques took a turn as well—now known as Forever Grace Designs. Same location, same owners, but with a brand-new focus on custom painting for furniture and cabinets. From rustic wood pieces to original art, this quaint shop may not be packed to the gills with bric-a-brac, but it’s got personality and passion all its own. Everything in the store has been hand-painted or custom-made—a commitment that continues as owner Jeanne Duke gives back to our community with every paint job or service … sponsoring local families, helping pay bills, stocking food pantries and more. It’s a faith-based business grounded in goodwill—and good deeds. So if you’re looking for a way to freshen up those old kitchen cabinets, restore an antique sideboard or commission a special gift or project, think Forever Grace—you’ll get a fresh new coat of paint to brighten up your life (and someone else’s). Facebook.com/OldIsNewAntiques

Hop to It

Are you ready for the Frogman? A local tradition in its fifth year, registration for the Loveland Frogman Race is open now! A triathlon with a twist—rather than a swim, participants paddle the Little Miami … a 5-mile trek in kayak or canoe. An 8-mile bike and 5K run round out the tri, completed either individually or as a team. Sign up before Aug. 16, save $10. The Sept. 14 event begins and ends at Loveland Canoe & Kayak—but the first leg is the race to register. Who’s in? LMRChamberAlliance.org

Fashion-ade

When life hands you Lemons & Limes Boutique, you make something of it—like a date for a spending spree at this online shop turned brick-and-mortar in historic Loveland. A modern mecca of gifts and glam, you’ll find home decor, jewelry and bags, bath and skin products, graphic tees, stationery and more. Owner Wendy Knight opened to sweet fanfare on Memorial Day weekend—she lives for pieces that are fashionable yet functional. Best of all? She’s poised to launch a workshop space for community events, makers and kids-teaching-kids classes. LemonsLimesBoutique.com       

Brain Power

Brain Balance of Cincinnati—it’s not just for kids anymore. Many young adults entering college or recent grads have difficulty staying focused and on track. Where can they turn for guided, actionable help? The answer is Brain Balance—and their new program tailored exclusively to the 18- to 24-year-old. It’s a focused plan for young adults experiencing challenges with prioritizing, planning, organizing, starting tasks, maintaining focus, regulating emotions, self-monitoring and various other difficulties with executive functions. To learn more about this program for fine-tuning the brain to work more efficiently, book an assessment and get on the path to better balance—and a better life. BrainBalanceCenters.com/Locations/Cincinnati