Rumor has it that Western & Southern has enacted a new dress code for its female employees, Skirts are to be no more than 2 inches above the knee, no cleavage and ladies you have lost your right to bare arms. If you have a sleeveless dress or blouse, you have to wear a jacket or sweater in the office. Sounds a little like Catholic School in the 60's. Does your office have a dress code? Share with us all.
Our Reds are going to begin post-season play against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a tough opponent and the Reds are going to need all the support we can give them. You can show your support at the Reds Rally on Fountain Square today from 2-6. Reds players will be there. It should be a great event.
New Edgecliff Theatre announced today the cast of The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams, the first show of its 2010-2011 Season. The production will feature two local favorites, Annie Fitzpatrick and Kate Wilford (both members of Actors Equity Association), supported by a strong cast of Cincinnati and Dayton actors.
I took a trip over the Labor Day Holiday so I'm a little late with these pictures, but our roving photographer, Janet Ach, snapped photos of all the Riverfest activities. Check them out. You might see someone you know.
The winner of the coveted "ice cream cone crown" was decided last Friday on Fountain Square at the Freaky Friday ice cream eating contest sponsored by Mayfield Ice Cream.
The winner, Drew ?, managed to eat his pint of ice cream in just 56 seconds. There were 4 heats in the contest and the winners of those four heats competed in the finals. So the finalists had already eaten one pint of ice cream in record setting times.
Joe Larue came in second, just missing the crown.
Check out Morgan Evans, age 7 1/2. She is playing the painted piano at Blue Ash Square. Morgan is soon to be in the second grade at Maple Dale Elementary School.
The painted piano is part of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" Exhibit being featured around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Don't forget the Great Inland Seafood Festival this weekend at Newport on the Levy. For details click www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com/.
It's cheap date night tonight. Drop by the Pavillion in Eden Park for a movie tonight. The movie begins at dusk and tonight's feature is "Wait Until Dark."
Speaking of movies, come on down to Fountain Square on Saturday night for free movies on the big screen. This week's movies are Fly Me To The Moon and Terminator Salvation.
Today was the official kickoff of the "PlayMe, I'm Yours" exhibit. You will see pianos in various spots around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. You are invited to play them, sing along with the the players and in general have a good time. There are two pianos on Fountain Square. So get out there and enjoy. For more information about the exhibit, sponsored by Cincinnati Public Radio, click http://www.streetpianos.com/cincinnati2010/.
An article on this website yesterday featured an article about the "Play Me, I'm Yours" exhibit that will be featured around town. The press release said that the Exhibit began today so I went out with my trusty camera to take pictures. After wandering around Fountain Square and environs for 30 minutes or so, I figured that they must be teeny, tiny pianos played by the Phantom of the Opera, because I couldn't find even one.
In check the Public Radio site; however, I have found that the Exhibit does not start until next Monday, August 9. Sorry about the mistake, I should have double checked the facts.
Two movie reviews this week. Gabby Preston went to see "Killers" with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher and a guest reviewer, Chris Burnett tells all about the new Leonardo DiCaprio film, "Inception. Click on "Columnists/Reviews" to ready both.
It was hot this weekend and is getting hotter all this week, but it looks like it was a perfect weekend for the water attractions at the Equinox FunFare this weekend. Check out the photos. Maybe, you will see someone you know.
The Bengals have been branching out in the off-season...Chad is off dancing, Dhani Jones is taping a show for the Travel Network. Let's get Andy Furman's thoughts on all of this.
Click "Furman/Sports" in the nav bar.
I went to see "Legally Blonde" at the Aronoff on Friday night. It was fun, energetic and thoroughly enjoyable. Is it the greatest musical you'll ever see? No. But it is funny, lively and totally like the movie. So, if you liked the movie, you'll love the play.
If you are looking for an evening of sheer entertainment, this hits the mark!
Gloomy weather didn't stop these downtown residents from doing their spring gardening this weekend. Residents of Park Place and 550 East Fourth(overlooking Lytle Park) gathered to pull weeds, move plants and prepare the herb garden for new plantings and the upcoming season. Thanks to all the recent rain, the ground was soft enough to make weed pulling easy! I'm sure there were plenty of those.
Have you seen Mary Poppins yet? Our reviewer, Gabby Prescott, had the chance to see it over the weekend. Unlike other reviewers around town, Gabby loved it. Read her whole review by clicking "columnists/reviews"
This is the way downtown Cincinnati should look every day. Sunshine, smiling faces, happy people. Maybe we should skip the traffic gridlock, but an all around good day. Now let's just hope the Reds can win.
In case any of you have just crawled out from under a rock and don't know it....IT'S OPENING DAY IN CINCINNATI. If you are lucky enough to be off work today or to work downtown, make sure to get to take a few minutes to catch some of the Findlay Market Parade.
It's spring in Cincinnati. I can prove it. We've got pictures. Take a look at Easter Saturday downtown. The Easter Egg Hunt was a lot of fun despite cloudy skies and threats of rain. Cincinnati kids searched for over 6,000 Easter Eggs provided by Biggs and Graeters (not realy well-hidden as you can see from the pictures.)
If you are in the mood for a great psychological thriller with terrific acting and lots of plot twists and turns, our movie reviewer Gabby highly recommends The Ghostwriter not play at the Esquire and at the Florence Cinema.
The violence, slurs and epithets directed at Democratic members of Congress over Health Care Reform are intolerable. This is not the way we do things in this country. Why aren't Republican leaders taking a stronger stand to condemn these unconscionable acts? Click "Columnists" and "Editor". We would like to hear what you have to say on the issue.
Our roving photographer, Janet Ach captured these two performers from the Cincinnati Ballet who were on their way to a brunch with Friends of the Ballet to celebrate the opening of the 2010 ballet season.
It looks like it was a fun time on Fountain Square last night for the St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Janet and Roger Ach graciously supplied us with photos. Check them out. It was a beautiful evening and it looks like a good time was had by all.
It's supposed to rain this weekend so you might want to stay inside. How about going to see the new 3-D version of Alice in Wonderland. Our contributor and OurTown Marketing Director, Chris Burnett went to see the movie last night. Read what he has to say by clicking "columnists" and "tv/movie reviews
Did you know that today, March 8 is International Women's Day? Neither did I. Obviously not one of your more popular holidays, but it dates back to 1909 and celebrates the political, economic and social achievements of women. Although it began as a socialist holiday, this year the International Committee of the Red Cross is celebrating the occasion by bringing attention to the plight of women displaced women by armed conflicts. The displacement of populations is one of the gravest consequences of today's armed conflicts. It affects women in a host of ways
Have any of you seen the new Boost Mobile TV commercial? It shows a mother at the airport with her child in a doggie carrier because her cell phone bill is so high that she can't afford a ticket for her child. This is just the latest in a series of tasteless commercials from the Boost Mobile people....remember the surgeon eating a burrito and the bike riders with their underarm hair blowing in the breeze? These ads have accomplished what they are supposed to, I guess. People are talking about them, including me. But there is something very disturbing to me about seeing that child in a doggie carrier.
Social Grace wants to bring back the pen and paper...I think that ship has sailed Grace, but she does have some suggestions for improving your e-mails. Click on columnists and "food/Social Grace to read more.
Theres good news for the Mick Cronin haters. This could be Cronins last year on the bench as basketball coach for the University of Cincinnati.
After Saturdays 74-68 disgusting loss to West Virginia in Morgantown which buried the Bearcats NCAA hopes -- CinciPulse.com learned from an informed UC source that although Cronin received a contract extension last June for two additional seasons, the extension can refuse compensation. And, yes, UC would only owe the fourth-year coach just one seasons pay.
The source said, We need a coach at UC. That statement alone spoke volumes, without any prodding and with games remaining against Villanova and Georgetown, well, Cronins future as the Bearcats coach looks bleak, at best.
If you have a February birthday you might want to get over to Blackfinn this Friday night for the February Birthday Bash. Book a party and receive party favors and a chance to win $500 in birthday gifts.
It's Tuesday and guess what? It's snowing! Not much and maybe it is even more blowing than snowing, but are you as sick and tired of this stuff as I am. I'm tired of listening to them talk about it on the news. "Another inch or so", Randy Rico says with a big smile on her face. I know it's not her fault, but she doesn't have to sound so darn happy about it.
Hopefully life in Cincinnati will get back to normal soon.
Lot's of Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day celebrations going on around town this weekend. Check out Round the Square and "What's happening. It's cold out, but at least it's not snowing, yet, so get out and enjoy the fun.
A little snow isn't going to get you off the hook for Valentine's Day on Sunday guys. Your honey is still going to expect a gift. Check out our Valentine's gift ideas under "columnists" and "lifestyle."
The snow is snowing today, so I have decided to work from My Old Kentucky Home today (Obviously feeling a little lyrical). But unlike the mail, which never showed up at my office yesterday, Cincipulse will go on. Andy Furman started his new gig last night, but took time to pen a new "Smoke Rings." Check it out.
If this weekend didn't get you in the mood for a cruise, you are just a hermit and should hibernate for the winter. Check out the rest of Brenda's trip under "columnists", then click "travel and lifestyle."
Is the prospect of this weekend's bad weather getting you down. Are you experiencing cabin fever already. Read about Brenda's recent Caribbean cruise and picture yourself sitting on deck sipping a margarita. Click on "columnists" and "travel/lifestyle"
Brrr, it's cold outside. Time to grab the popcorn and settle back with a good light-hearted movie. See what our movie reviewer, Gabby Prescott has to say about some of the latest offerings on the silver screen. Click on "columnists" and Movie/TV reviews.
Tickets for FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by Kahns went on sale on Monday at reds.com, by phone at (513) 381-REDS, at all area Meijer stores and at Great American Ball Park administrative offices. Proceeds from Redsfest benefit the baseball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.
The popular fan festival will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Caracole has just announced its spring fundraising gala 36 Hours + for Caracole. On the weekend of May 8-10, you will be able to bask in epicurean delights which will include brunches, lunches and dinners generously hosted by philanathopic Cincinnatians in their own homes.
The Green Salon on Sustainable Packaging will feature a panel of experts with a goal of positioning Cincinnati as a center of green business, said spokeswoman Nikki Mayhew, who is organizing the event.
Gloria McConnaghy handles tiny statues, sparkling earrings and a bold necklace in her Little Mahatma shop, taking all of the time in the world for her customer. Each piece, she shows with care, as if unveiling a treasure with secrets only she can reveal. And no wonder. She is the buyer.