May 2019 Around Town

Come on, Vogue Need fashion-forward wardrobe staples or a perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Turn to Alley Boutique. Co-owned by longtime friends Janel Thompson, Debby Walker and Ann Marie Toney, the trio recently shopped New York’s exclusive COTERIE retail convention. The takeaway: Don’t wait for fall to sport faux fur. Match a knockout necklace with a strappy midi-dress. Pair the perfect cami with daring snakeskin shoes. These … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Write On Putting pen to paper, Loveland local Jessica Strawser has become a force of nature—three novels, writing workshop host, current editor-at-large for Writer’s Digest (where her interviews with literary legends like David Sedaris and Alice Walker gained her a bit of notoriety). Now, rounding out her already illustrious resume, she can add Writer-in-Residence. An honor … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Work It Out Spring is here and time to start hitting the gym before summer vacation. Flex your mental muscles and finish the year strong with Mathnasium. Loveland’s specialized math learning center has recently hired a new instructor, Samantha Collier, to help boost those brain-building sessions. Samantha, Blanchester High School’s 2014 valedictorian, is a Wright State … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Spin Doctors When vinyl emporium Plaid Room Records moved to its new digs on West Loveland Avenue in early November, it virtually tripled its existing footprint. What does that mean for music lovers? We can now leisurely peruse through the 26,000-plus inventory with plenty of elbow room. You’ll also want to keep an eye on Plaid … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Beer League In March of 2018, the son of Ben Capodagli, owner of Cappy’s Wine & Spirits, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Fast forward to late September when Ben and his crew at Cappy’s teamed up with Stagnaro Distributing to host “Brews for a Cure.” For every pint sold, Cappy’s donated $1 to the … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Grade Scale When the Ohio Department of Education released its annual report card for public schools earlier this fall, Loveland High School was one of six local high schools to receive the very highest marks. Graded with the traditional A to F, Loveland won praise in Achievement, Progress, Graduation Rate and Gap Closing. While the high … Continued