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4:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Go underground to party

Cincinnati is hosting its first underground music festival, featuring Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music Friday and Saturday.  The Ubahn Fest, underneath Second Street, features acts like this:

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Human services
1:58 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cincinnati will likely provide needed funds for winter shelter

Cincinnati Council is asking city administrators to find $30,000 for the emergency winter shelter for this season.  

Various groups operate the program including the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition.  Executive Director Josh Spring addressed Council's Budget and Finance Committee Thursday.

“Last year 600 different people came through the winter shelter’s doors,” Spring said.

Spring said this year the groups are having trouble raising money for the program.

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Holiday Tree
7:42 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Holiday tree coming to Fountain Square tomorrow

Last year's tree
Provided, Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

The Macy’s Holiday Tree installation, delayed a week due to a snapped trunk in the original tree, is planned for this Saturday, November 16.   The new 55-foot Norway Spruce will adorn Fountain Square, on the corner of Fifth and Vine, through early January.

The tree is traveling about 220 miles from Rittman, Ohio and is set to arrive by 6 a.m. Initial tree installation will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and decoration is expected to be complete by Wednesday of the following week.

Recycling
4:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

One Stop Drop recycling event is tomorrow

Emily Wendler WVXU News

You'll be able to recycle electronic waste and a lot more at an event Saturday sponsored by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Whole Foods Markets.

One Stop Drop is in honor of America Recycles Day.  Here's the list of acceptable items:

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Cincinnati streetcar
9:09 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Streetcar supporters will remain active to keep project going

T-Shirt supporting Cincinnati streetcar project at public forum held in downtown Cincinnati Thursday evening.
Jay Hanselman

Supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar are asking people to contact mayor-elect John Cranley and council members-elect to keep the project alive.  Cranley campaigned against it and vowed to stop it if elected.  

Streetcar supporters held a public forum Thursday night at the Mercantile Library in downtown.  An overflow crowd watched the session on the video board at Fountain Square.

Supporters said the project is important for three reasons: reputation, community and the future.  

Ryan Messer is one of the grassroots organizers trying to save the streetcar.

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