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…

Where the Wild Things Are

Something for everyone. 20 miles of trails and 1,800 acres of natural habitat play host to hundreds of activities for all ages and interests—astronomy buffs, boomers and birders; fire-making, frog-spotting, walking paths and more.

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 … 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

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.

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.