It looks like it’s going to be a busy week in our fair city. Monday is opening day for the 2014 Reds’ season, with the annual parade and all that goes with it. Tuesday is April Fool’s Day, which can be one of the most important days of the year for the seriously zany. And Thursday, April 3rd is an important milestone in Cincinnati history, for it was on that day ninety years ago that Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff was born. Of course, we all know her better as Doris Day.
From locally-produced fruits, vegetables and grass-fed beef to candles and soap crafted by regional artisans, Friendly Market in Florence, KY has a wide variety of items to satiate the palate of any locavore.
Jack Berberich, owner of Friendly Market, is a Kentucky native and maintains strong connections with the local agriculture of the commonwealth. Berberich and the other merchants at the market work diligently to make sure that the very best Kentucky has to offer is available in one easy-to-find location.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has now selected a firm to lead the search for the next city manager. He said during his weekly press briefing Thursday he met with about seven companies before hiring California-based Ralph Anderson and Associates.
He said a representative of the search firm will be in town next week to meet with city council members.
“And help build out a profile for the search,” Cranley said. “He intends to be out there pounding the pavement looking for candidates at the end of next week or the week after.”
Will Cincinnati be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention? Last Friday local Republicans and officials from the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau came away feeling confident after making their presentation to the Republican National Committee’s selection committee.
Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center, right next to the Metropolitan Sewer District, played host to a group of people who wanted to figure out better ways to solve their water problems.
Richard Seline with the Texas Water Cluster Initiative and others are now armed with new information after their visit to Cincinnati. He says, "You kind of see around the country who's doing what cool things with technology."