Cooking Class at Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio

Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio cooked up a St. Patrick’s Day feast on March 5. The menu: Guinness stew, corned beef and sauerkraut bake, shepherd’s pie and a sticky toffee pudding. If you’ve dreamed of being a master chef in your own kitchen, check out one of their monthly classes and earn your chops! 

Mosaic Gym Grand Opening

March 15 was epic for local rock-climbing enthusiasts—Mosaic Climbing opened its mammoth (dare we say mountainous?) gym. Regardless of skill level, this mega-center has something for everyone—an oversized bouldering area and towering rope-climbing space, plus yoga and fitness rooms. Owners Nicole Brown and Chris Shortwell welcomed more than 100 climbers for the debut event—with plenty of room to spare.

Vibe Nutrition Grand Opening

There was nothing but good vibes at the grand opening of Vibe Nutrition on Jan. 23, and owner Jen D’Alberto Kavensky wouldn’t have it any other way. Vibe offers healthy meal-alternative shakes and energy teas that are packed with nutritious ingredients. Combine that with Vibe’s health coaching service, and you have a recipe for weight loss and healthy, happy customers.

NEST’s Rock & Country Night Out

It was all about the kids at NEST’s Rock & Country Night Out on Feb. 8. The event raised money for NEST Community Learning Center, while guests enjoyed a silent auction, treats courtesy of Loveland favorites like the Works and entertainment by the Dan Varner Band. In a heartfelt speech, founder Evangeline DeVol thanked the community for its continued support.

Wine & Design at Window Accents

At Window Accents’ Wine & Design event on Jan. 3, guests left with their fill of nutritious snacks, salubrious sips and fresh tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle from guest speaker Doug Gibson of Sensible Fitness. Window Accents hosts monthly Wine & Design nights with diverse and diverting topics. Stay in the know—sign up for their newsletter at

Valentine Kickoff

On Jan. 5, Dr. Kathryn Lorenz was crowned the official 2019 Loveland Valentine Lady during a ceremony at the Loveland Kroger. This year’s official Valentine Card was also unveiled at this annual love-centric event. The hand-drawn card was designed by Donna Treinan, trumpeting words enveloped in a heart, “there is nothing in this world so sweet as love.”

Holmes Custom Renovations at the Home Remodeling Expo

Holmes Custom Renovations, a home improvement “best” based in Blue Ash, was eager to share their knowledge of siding, decking, windows, gutters, roofing and more at the Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo in late January. Inquisitive, interested homeowners spoke one-on-one with Ian Holmes, covering everything from their signature process to exceptional quality of work.

PetCare Animal Hospital’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Dr. Peter Hill was all smiles as he cut the ribbon in front of his new Loveland office—a bigger, brighter space boasting state-of-the-art surgery suites, digital X-rays and in-house lab capabilities. In addition to your usual furry friends, PetCare Animal Hospital also specializes in bird and reptile care. Additionally, Dr. Hill is a staff veterinarian at the Newport Aquarium.

Christmas in Loveland

A little rain couldn’t dampen Loveland’s Christmas spirit. On Saturday, Dec. 15, downtown Loveland was transformed into a Winter Wonderland complete with carriage rides, a live nativity, carolers, chestnuts (roasted on an open fire) and of course a visit from Santa. Businesses welcomed patrons with hot chocolate, cider and cookies. It was the perfect way to ring in the holiday … Continued

Little Miami River Chamber Alliance Annual Awards Dinner

On Nov. 15, more than 200 people gathered for the Little Miami River Alliance Annual Awards Dinner to honor and thank Loveland’s standout businesses and individuals, among them NEST, Loveland Sweets and Bespoke DIY for 2018. Held at Receptions Banquet Center, the night included cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and awards, with special guest Channel 9’s John Popovich announcing the winners.