Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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Downtown
3:40 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

ChoreMonster: Making Kids' Chores Fun

Chris Bergman, founder of ChoreMonster

As a parent, I know that there are few tasks more frustrating than getting your kids to do their chores. However, with the development of this new app, mundane activities such as washing the dishes, taking out the trash or walking the dog can now become more like games.

ChoreMonster, is an online system that allows kids to acquire ‘points’ every time they do a task.  Those points can then be redeemed for various goodies.  It is a basic and simple reward system that just plain seems to work.

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Florence, KY
11:09 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Review: Miyoshi Japanese Restaurant Brings Authentic Japanese Cuisine to Kentucky

The 'Rainbow Roll' provides the diner with an excellent combination of flavor, texture and color
Credit tumblr.com

First and foremost, I would like to state for the record that I am NOT a restaurant critic.  I lack the training and sensibilities to do justice to that role.

Secondly, I am not what you would call a ‘foodie.’  I can’t tell you what region a balsamic vinegar came from or whether my asparagus is organic or not.

I simply enjoy and appreciate really good food of most any kind and, to be completely honest, I realized that I have been a bit lax in the “Food” portion of the “Food, Family & Culture” focus for Local Exposure.

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Arts and Events
2:53 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Quench Your Thirst for Art at Venue 222

Debbie Dent, owner and Chef de cuisine at Venue 222

The Art Circle at the Essex Studios' current exhibit, entitled “Quench Your Thirst for Art,” is on display inside Venue 222, a downtown meeting space for corporate and social events located on 14th Street.

I was fortunate to get some insight into both the artwork and the facility itself from Debbie Dent, owner of Venue 222, and Connie Springer from the Art Circle.

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Cycling and Health
10:55 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Ride Cincinnati to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Ride Cincinnati's Facebook page

This Sunday, June 9th The 7th Annual Ride Cincinnati, will take place to benefit local breast cancer research at The Barrett Cancer Center.

The ride starts at Sawyer Point and continues along the Kentucky side of the riverfront for 31.4 miles - with several turnaround points to accommodate riders of all levels.

Downtown
1:29 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Can You Be Awesome For $1,000?

Roanne Lee - Dean of the Cincinnati chapter of the Awesome Foundation

What does it mean to be awesome?

The Awesome Foundation, started in Boston in 2009, set out to discover just that.  The Foundation provides one-time $1,000 grants, with no strings attached, to people who can create – in their words - "flashes of micro-brilliance."

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