OH Blog and News

Black American Tree Project Launches New Website

Published: February 8, 2021

The Black American Tree Project (BATP), a joint collaboration of Public Allies Cincinnati and Starfire, has received a 12-month, $20,000 grant to further develop the project and expand its reach in Ohio.  The Ohio Humanities grant has allowed the BATP founders to build a website (… Read More

Late Winter Secrets and Promises, by Pat Williamsen

Published: February 1, 2021

Photo circa 1940 by Marion Post Wolcott, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The first time I went to a sugar camp, I took along my seven-year-old grandson. It was a day filled with firsts–first excursion with Grandma, first time petting a draft horse,… Read More

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. Review by Diane Schroeder

Published: December 16, 2020

Want to spice up your life in the kitchen? Want to try out some new recipes? Sarah Lohman’s Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine is a quirky blend of history and Lohman’s experience with food. Through research about each… Read More

Hope Shines in the Darkness, by Missy G. Flinn

Published: December 11, 2020

I  am knitting a blanket of sunshine yellow for my granddaughter. She’ll be coming into the world in February. As I knit, I think about her and my daughter, about COVID-19, and what our future will… Read More

Leopoldstadt, a play by Tom Stoppard, and Sunshine, a film directed by István Szabó. Review by David Merkowitz

Published: December 11, 2020

    In 2003, I took my first trip to Italy, where I hit many of the big tourist spots in Pisa, Venice, and Rome with my future wife. We did a lot of the usual Venice things… Read More

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