Champions for Change

 Heather Russell  Occupation: Hamilton County Judge  Cause: CHANGE Court

By the Numbers

You know from the moment you walk through the glass doors of Bob Johnson’s Mathnasium learning center that you’ll walk out having learned something. From the math-related illustrations on the walls to the quotes from students and mathematicians, anywhere you look, you can’t help but feel the love for learning.  

Blessed Are the Sandwich Makers

Cathy Degois and her husband, Laurent, quietly opened their French bistro, Chez Renee, in 2017. Having owned a catering company in Western France before relocating to Ohio, the duo Degois are no strangers to solid comfort food executed with élan. They play to their strengths in the kitchen—French standards like chocolate mousse, Croque Monsieur and Scallops a la Bretonne are decadent additions to the dining…

Wonder Women

“Most people in the community still don’t know what we do up here. They don’t know who we are … what our mission is.”

Take Me to the River

 THE LM WHO?  You’ve been on the trail. Likely dipped your hands in the river, your paddle in its depths. Canoed, kayaked, communed with the quiet nature that marks the Little Miami. But beneath every surface, down every path, the Little Miami Conservancy has been there first, doing critical, behind-the-scenes work to preserve this national treasure.  At its heart: Executive Director Eric…

Green Giant

When Joe Tekulve launched his high school lawn-mowing business 31 years ago, he probably didn’t anticipate that it would grow into one of the city’s premier landscaping businesses. From landscape installation and certified irrigation contracting to lighting, pavers and retaining walls, Joe and his crew of 35 (peak season) employees are the secret weapons behind some of the loveliest local lawns and gardens.…

Phoenix Force

I’m two steps into the front door at Tano Bistro 2.0, and all I can see is the living wall. I’m entranced by the foliage, cascading down in at least two dozen different hues of green. According to Gina Williams, who co-owns the bistro with her husband, Chef Gaetano, that was the plan. 

Law & Order

As the son of an orthodontist, Steve Wolterman didn’t set out to become an attorney. In fact, he considered following in his father’s footsteps but found himself more interested in business.

Old School

Zipping down Loveland-Madeira Road, you’ve probably passed Margie Bove’s antique emporium a thousand times over the last 35 years. I know I have! Imagine my delight when I finally ventured inside a few weeks ago, discovering not only the picture-perfect Corner Coffee Café but also a delightfully curated collection of antiques, priced to sell.

From Gutted to Glorious

Maria Bevington opens her front door with a sunny smile. Immediately, she makes you feel welcome. Comfortable. At home, even though it’s not your own. Her husband, Chad, joins you, adding to the warmth and ease. No surprise that the Bevingtons’ open kitchen—rather, their entire first floor—emits those same feelings of cozy reception. Sit down, the room seems to say.…