Over the Rhine http://wvxu.org en How Over the Rhine is working to remain an inclusive and diverse community http://wvxu.org/post/how-over-rhine-working-remain-inclusive-and-diverse-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Kevin Reynolds 29359 at http://wvxu.org How Over the Rhine is working to remain an inclusive and diverse community Celebrate Local Flavors and Sounds at Taste of OTR http://wvxu.org/post/celebrate-local-flavors-and-sounds-taste-otr <p>On Saturday, July 26th, <strong><a href="http://tasteofotr.com" target="_blank">Taste of OTR</a></strong>&nbsp;returns to Cincinnati's Washington Park.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Taste of OTR&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">highlights&nbsp;the cuisine, culture and music of one of Cincinnati's most colorful neighborhoods. It&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">celebrates the cultural renaissance going on in the area while also recognizing that there is still work to be done.&nbsp;</span><em>Taste</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;also benefits </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.tendermerciesinc.org/" target="_blank">Tender Mercies</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a local&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">organization that works to provide housing solutions for homeless adults with mental illness.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:28:02 +0000 Jim Nolan 28982 at http://wvxu.org Celebrate Local Flavors and Sounds at Taste of OTR Second Sundays on Main http://wvxu.org/post/second-sundays-main <p><a href="http://secondsundayonmain.org/" target="_blank">&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="http://secondsundayonmain.org/" target="_blank">Second Sunday on Main</a> is an eclectic monthly neighborhood festival presented by the <a href="http://www.otrchamber.com/" target="_blank">Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce.</a> Free and open to the public, Second Sunday begins its 9th season&nbsp;on June 8 and continues through October 12. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OTRSSOM" target="_blank">Second Sunday on Main</a> organizer Caitlin Behle gives us a preview of what’s in store this year.</p><p> Sun, 25 May 2014 17:47:01 +0000 Mark Perzel 27145 at http://wvxu.org Second Sundays on Main Time for the 11th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival http://wvxu.org/post/time-11th-annual-cincinnati-fringe-festival <p>The 11<sup>th</sup> Annual <strong>Cincinnati Fringe Festival</strong> kicks off on May 27 with 160 performances of 36 unique productions at 10 different venues in Over the Rhine. Joining Jim Stump for a preview is outgoing Fringe producer <strong>Eric Vosmeier</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:10 +0000 Jim Stump 27014 at http://wvxu.org Time for the 11th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival OTR Boxing Center helps kids deal with life's jabs http://wvxu.org/post/otr-boxing-center-helps-kids-deal-lifes-jabs <p>The Over the Rhine Boxing Center is a hit. The shiny new gym, part of the OTR Recreation Center, is getting kids off the streets and teaching them leadership, sportsmanship and ethics, according to the people who run it.</p><p>Last year crews converted an old leaky pool at the recreation center into what may be the largest boxing facility in the Midwest. <strong>Buddy LaRosa had a lot to do with it.</strong> He said, "Our goal is just to provide a second family atmosphere because most of these young men are not from the traditional two-parent homes."</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 24185 at http://wvxu.org OTR Boxing Center helps kids deal with life's jabs