Macy’s Downtown Dazzle gives back

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ Guests gathered in Fountain Square over the weekend for Macy’s Downtown Dazzle where they celebrated Christmas festivities and ways to give back during the holiday season. The evening began with a performance from the Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) and the Cincinnati Boychoir. These choirs formed at Below Zero Lounge in Over-The-Rhine in Nov. 2011. YPCC works to create connections through choral music. Now the group has more than 500 members, who are volunteer singers that live and work in the Greater Cincinnati area. Later on in the evening, those who attended Macy’s Downtown Dazzle … Continue reading Macy’s Downtown Dazzle gives back

Rhinegeist to host Art of Recycling

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ We often recycle materials such as plastics, paper and glass without thinking twice about it. We may simply pitch those items into their respective bins or simply throw them away and continue about our day, but did you know that those recycled materials could be turned into art? Rhinegeist Brewery will host Give Back Cincinnati’s event, The Art of Recycling, on Thursday, Nov. 19. At this event, attendees will learn the basics of recycling by wasting less and using more. Cincinnati recycled 14 percent of all the waste each household generates in 2010. This included … Continue reading Rhinegeist to host Art of Recycling

Streetvibes sheds light on poverty

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ Homelessness is a pervasive problem in the United States. In Cincinnati alone, roughly 25,000 people experience homelessness on an annual basis. The two leading factors of homelessness in Cincinnati are loss of income and lack of affordable housing. Streetvibes is an alternative newspaper created by the The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition in order to combat homelessness. The distributors of Streetvibes, who experience homelessness or poverty, buy the newspaper for fifty cents and then sell it at $1.50 to the public. Those who sell the magazine keep the profit that they earn as a source of … Continue reading Streetvibes sheds light on poverty