Northside

Holly Yurchison

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a shooting at an event in Tucson in Jan. 2011, and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly participated in the Northside Independence Day parade Thursday as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities" tour.


May is National Bicycle Month, and to help celebrate, Local Exposure presents a series of stories about bikes and cycling in Greater Cincinnati.

The MoBo Bicycle Cooperative is a non-profit volunteer-run cooperative dedicated to making cycling accessible and practical to everyone in the greater Cincinnati area. 

National Day of Puppetry on April 20

Apr 12, 2013

Cincinnati will celebrate National Day of Puppetry on April 20 with shows, crafts and a historical display of puppets from the Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild at Happen, Inc. in Northside. Terrence Burke, creator of Wump Mucket Puppets, talks with Jim Stump about the current popularity of puppetry on stage and the rich history of puppets and puppeteers here in Cincinnati.

In less than three years, Queen City Cookies has taken the food world by storm! Recognized by trade magazines, their cookies carried in stores around the country, and their bacon schnecken has won numerous awards. This year, they had to move into a larger space to accommodate a substantially increased production process. Mark Perzel gets an update on this amazing success story from the founder/CEO/creative force of Queen City Cookies, Peggy Shannon.


Linda Seiter, the executive director of Caracole, which provides housing and other support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, joins Mark Perzel to talk about their recent relocation to Northside, the services they provide, and the ongoing challenges faced by those with HIV/AIDS, despite the disease no longer being headline news.

The 2012 Northside House Tour, presented by the Northside Community Council, starts at noon Sunday and includes many homes and businesses that have remodeled and refurbished, showing the possibilities that exist in some of Cincinnati’s older neighborhoods. The tour begins at Churches Active in Northside (4230 Hamilton Avenue)…check the website for all the ticket information.

The Northside neighborhood is now home to WordPlay, a new children’s literacy non-profit, giving neighborhood kids a place to go to ready, write and find new ways to express themselves. Libby Hunter, co-founder and executive director, is in-studio with Mark Perzel to discuss how WordPlay came into being and the organization’s mission and goals.

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