22nd Annual ‘Canstruction’ Event benefitting the Freestore Foodbank


Canstruction is an international community service project of the design and construction industry to benefit community food banks.  With the support of local teams, thousands of hungry people are fed; a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought to the public while spotlighting the local design and construction industry giving back to the community.

Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods.  After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as a giant art exhibit.  At the close of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.  Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity jurors and members of our local community, Cincinnati Canstruction has contributed 817,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank, enough to provide over 681,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in the Tri-State area.


Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘SPRINGMAGEDDON’

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Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to attend our upcoming  exhibit, ‘SPRINGMAGEDDON’, on Friday March 29, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm. This exhibition will explore the dichotomy between beginnings and endings. The exhibit will run until May 17, 2019.

Join us at Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery to experience the original art and meet the featured artists exhibiting at our 1410 Main St. location. Art Beyond Boundaries will exhibit a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media by talented, local and regional artists. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter, and/or contact the gallery.


Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell presents MARDI GRAS for Homeless Children

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Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell is thrilled and honored to be a part of the Mardi Gras for Homeless Children for 2019!  MBFM has been a part of this amazing event every year since opening, now 6 years in a row!

The event is held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, in Covington, KY.  The date is Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and the event starts at 6:30 pm.  This incredible event sells out every year, and this year over 2,000 lucky people will enjoy great food and drink from over 45 of the best restaurants, taverns, hotels, and breweries in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.

“ The Mardi Gras for Homeless Children Celebration perfectly aligns with the core values that are fundamental to the mission of Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell and the Wyler Family Foundation” says Don Paparella, Managing Partner of Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell.  “We feel it is our responsibility to be involved in our community and make it better.  Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell, and the Wyler Family Foundation are honored to be the title sponsor for the 6th year in a row.  We are also thrilled to have Giovanni Bernard, Running Back for the Cincinnati Bengals supporting this amazing cause” 

Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell is a state of the art Mercedes-Benz dealership located just 5 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.  They are the only local dealership in the tristate area to win the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best award, the highest honor that a dealership can receive, every year since opening, now 5 years in a row!  “ Our employees make the difference,” says Don Paparella, “We understand Luxury Service, and our goal is to take care of our clients every time we can, at every opportunity”.  “We feel honored and blessed to be a part of this amazing community, and our goal is to turn our clients into family” says Don.

Proceeds from this amazing event benefit 4 local homeless shelters, and it will sell out.  You can purchase your tickets online, on facebook, or at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell.  Don’t miss the best party of the year!

Looking for a warm winter get-away?


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, how about surprising your sweetheart with a getaway to somewhere tropical? CVG offers a wide range of nice flight options including nonstop charter service to four different beach destinations!

For instance, we now have nonstop air available to Jamaica for 7 nights every Monday through April 22, 2019, and 6 night service will begin end of May – August 4th! Whether you want to stay in a romantic treehouse in Negril or a beachfront bungalow in Montego Bay with swim out access, anything is possible. We can also provide VIP expedited service through customs and immigration so you can avoid those long lines that form while everyone is escaping this winter cold! 

Seven night nonstop flights to Punta Cana are available now and 6 night options begin February 16th. So many wonderful resorts to enjoy on the world famous Bavaro beach (one in particular has a lazy river and cave that you float through with a BAR inside – so fun)!  Folks also love resorts in the private gated community of Cap Cana, offering easy access to zip lining, cave expeditions and more!

Lastly, there are some brand new resorts in Cancun/Riviera Maya Mexico that are grabbing lots of attention. We can offer nonstop service for anywhere from 4 -14 nights! Whether you want a boutique style resort with rooftop pools, swanky decor and easy access to shopping on 5th avenue or a more secluded experience with included & unlimited spa treatments and 5 star cuisine, Mexico really does offer it all. 

And the most exciting news yet, we are now booking nonstop service to Los Cabos for 6 nights every Sunday beginning May 26, 2019- July 28th! Amazing deals going on whether you want to stay near Cabo San Lucas with all the fun nightlife and restaurants or farther out on the coast for a more secluded experience.

Give us a call and we’ll help you find just the right spot. We love making your getaways as fun and flawless as possible! Text or call us at Travel Happy Agency! 

Debbie Boyd – Lead Travel Consultant in the Greater Cincinnati area.  

Cell: 513-275-8086

Website: Travelyhappyagency.com 

Email: Debbie@travelhappyagency.com


Step out of the cold and embrace the storm!

Cyclones Fight Cancer

The month of February is full of exciting promotions for the Cincinnati Cyclones. It all begins on Friday, February 1st when the ‘Clones celebrate the City of Cincinnati for 5-1-3 Night. The Cyclones will give away a Genius of Water Fountain bobblehead presented by Talemed to the first 3,000 fans, plus, there will be 5-1-3 concession specials featuring $5 Craft Drafts, $1 Sodas, and $3 Burgers. The next night is our annual Cyclones Fight Cancer Night. The Cyclones will raise awareness for all types of cancer by wearing specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.

 After the first of three Dollar Beer Nights on Wednesday, February 13, featuring $1 PBR and Miller High Life, the ‘Clones will be honoring Cincinnati’s hog heritage and the Flying Pig by becoming the Cincinnati Flying Pigs for one night only on Friday, February 15. The Cyclones will once again be wearing specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game, and throughout the game, ultramarathon runner Harvey Lewis and WLWT meteorologist Randi Rico will be continuing the marathon theme by running for charity. At the start of the game, these Flying Pig Marathon runners will run on a treadmill until the end of the second intermission. Fans can pledge a per mile donation to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati by visiting https://pledgeit.org/cyclones.

 The final major promotion in February is the annual Meijer Kids Club Game on Sunday, February 17. Meijer Kids Club members are invited to paint the U.S. Bank Arena ice following the 3pm matinee, and non-kids club members can purchase a Paint Pass for only $5. The Clones will wrap up the month with a pair of Dollar Beer Nights on February 20 and 21, featuring $1 PBR and Miller High Life.

A place to be with colleagues, clients and friends: Fueled Collective

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Rookwood has been exploding with new, exciting ventures: from food to shopping to business centers, this area is the hot place to be.  The latest in innovation?  Fueled Collective.

What is Fueled Collective? Essentially, it’s an urban country club: a unique blend of work space, event space, and social space that’s never been seen before in Cincinnati.  This fresh concept brings people together in a variety of ways that enhance not just their work life, but their social life too.  From hosting an event at the private bar, to holding meetings in an out-of-the-box location, to sharing workspace with other innovators and entrepreneurs, Fueled Collective offers something for every occasion.  Think of it as your new lifestyle center, taking you from work to fitness to play, without having to leave the building.

Upgrade your office by taking a chance on their inspiring, shared workspace; you’ll be surrounded by top-notch thinkers and original perspectives.  It’s a great way to achieve goals in a new atmosphere.

Thinking about a place to host your clients, coworkers and friends?  Bring them to Fueled Collective and hold an event at the private bar.  It’s also a great place to network and see what’s happening on the Cincinnati business scene.

Fueled Collective has so many options: the Gallery is a cozy space for impromptu meetings and after-work cocktails; the Library is a great place to focus and get things done, without having to be quiet; the Assembly boasts floor to ceiling windows and comfy seating for taking a meeting or relaxing with a coworker; the Mezzanine is the place to go when you need a change of scenery to help recharge your brain; the Carriage House provides private, locked offices for those times when you’ve got a project to complete and can’t have any of those outside distractions (although a break is always nice!); and then there’s the Drawing Room, where their open floor plan lets you go from couch to conference to the bar with just a few steps.

After working, you can release stress and stay in shape with two different gyms: one is a traditional facility with weights and exercise machines; the other is a boutique fitness center with everything from B to Y (boot camp to yoga!).  Any member can take advantage of the fitness centers, too.  And after a good workout, why not meet a friend or colleague for a drink?  Unlike the average country club, you don’t need to be a member to buy a round, and the prices are quite economical.  Plus, if you get hungry, Fueled Collective is making arrangements with local eateries to deliver right to the door (think Bravo, Taste of Belgium, Seasons 52).  

For special nights out, Fueled Collective has monthly events such as wine, whiskey and craft beer nights, where you can sample the hottest sips and learn all about them.  Members get a discounted rate, but non-members are welcome to join in too.  In the works are Happy Hours and networking sessions, where you can enjoy a social lifestyle while still being professional.

How can you take advantage of this gem of a resource?  Well, you can get a day pass and get full access to all the amenities (from gym access to social club access to a private desk in a locked office) or you can go all in with a membership.  Part-time memberships are available, with increasing days of shared workspace access and exercise classes and full-time memberships virtually give you the run of the place!