On Saturday, July 26th, Taste of OTR returns to Cincinnati's Washington Park.
The Taste of OTR highlights the cuisine, culture and music of one of Cincinnati's most colorful neighborhoods. It celebrates the cultural renaissance going on in the area while also recognizing that there is still work to be done. Taste also benefits Tender Mercies, a local organization that works to provide housing solutions for homeless adults with mental illness.
The 11th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival 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 Eric Vosmeier.
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.
Last year crews converted an old leaky pool at the recreation center into what may be the largest boxing facility in the Midwest. Buddy LaRosa had a lot to do with it. 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."