Taste of Cincinnati – May 27-29, 2017

The Taste of Cincinnati is a long-standing Memorial Day tradition in Cincinnati since 1979. The nation’s longest-running culinary festival will be held along Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati on May 27-29, 2017.  This year the food festival has been moved eastward two blocks along Fifth Street to accommodate the Cincinnati Bell Streetcar.

Kicking off the event is the Vibrant Veggies Races held May 26, 2017 at noon at Fountain Square. Contestants will be given vegetables to build and race as a motorized vehicle.

Food Truck Alley
Local food trucks will be serving their culinary delights at the festival right from their vehicles along West Sixth Street.

About the Taste of Cincinnati
The Taste of Cincinnati has been held every Memorial Day weekend since 1979. It started as a one-day event in Piatt Park (aka Garfield Park) and was expanded to two days in 1981. In 1988, it was held for three days on Central Parkway. In 2007, the event moved to Fifth Street. From 2013-2016, 2.15 million people attended this event.

2017 Guide to Dayton, Ohio’s Farmers’ Markets


There are many great reasons to live in Dayton, Ohio and their local farmers’ markets is one of them. Most of these markets are open throughout the growing season into October, so be sure to check them out. There is nothing that compares to a fresh tomato bursting with flavor.

Here’s our list of Dayton farmers’ markets including the  days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t featured on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them! 

West Carrollton Farmers’ Market
833 E Central Avenue, West Carrollton, Ohio. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Xenia Towne Square Farmers Market
Parking lot in front of the former Kmart on Main St., Xenia, Ohio. 2pm-6pm (June – end of October 2017)

Mechanicsburg Farmers & Artisans Market
140 S. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 4:30pm-7pm (June – September 2017)

Downtown Miamisburg Farmers’ Market
1146 E Central Avenue at Miamisburg Christian Church, Miamisburg, Ohio. 3pm-7pm pm (July-October 2017)

Fairborn Farmers Market
Corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue (Fifth Third Commons parking lot) in Fairborn, Ohio. 10am-2pm (April – November 2017)

2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. 11am-3pm (Year round)

Centerville Farmers’ Market
892 S Main Street, Parking lot of Centerville Shopping Center, Centerville, Ohio. 2:30pm-6:30pm (May 18 – October 26, 2017)
November/December Markets: Third Thursday from 2pm-4pm at Benham’s Grove Barn at 166 North Main St.

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street, Lebanon, Ohio.3pm-7pm (May 18- October 19, 2017)

Piqua Community Farmers’ Market
High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua, Ohio. 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (June 1 – September 14, 2017)

Tippecanoe Farmers’ Market in Tipp City
Fourth at Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio. (evenings)

The Market at Austin Landing
10400 Innovation Drive, Dayton, Ohio. 3pm-7pm (June – September, 2017)

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2017 Guide to Cincinnati Farmers’ Markets


Cincinnati, Ohio has so many local businesses to enjoy including local farmers’ markets. Most of these popular markets are open through October, so be sure to check them out throughout the growing season. By visiting a farmers’ market, you are not only supporting a local agribusiness, but are more environmentally conscientious since fewer resources are used in the transportation and packaging of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Here’s our list of Cincinnati farmers’ markets including the days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them!

Columbia Tusculum Farmers’ Market
260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
7 days a week: M-F: 2-6p; S-S: 9-Noon

Newtown Farmers’ Market
3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
7 days a week: Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm

Findlay Market (Farmers’ Market)
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday-Friday: 9am–6pm; Sat: 8am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm (Closed on Mondays)

Lunken Airport Farmers’ Market
Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues. Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm. Sat-Sun.

Hyde Park Farmers’ Market
2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – 9:30am – 1:30pm

Nativity Church Tailgate Market
Pleasant Ridge: 5935 Pandora Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – 3:30pm – 7pm
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2017 Guide to Northern Kentucky Farmers’ Markets


There are so many great reasons to live in Northern Kentucky and local farmers’ markets are one of them. Enjoy shopping for your locally grown fruits and vegetables through October by visiting one of these markets listed below.

If you know of any local markets that aren’t mentioned on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them! 

Boone County Farmers Market
6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Kentucky.
7 days a week: 10am-5pm
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): 9am-6pm

The Friendly Market/Farmer’s Pavilion
10050 Norbotten Drive, Florence, Kentucky.
April 1 – October 31
Mon-Fri: 11am-6 pm
Sat-Sun: Hours vary

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. 3pm–6 pm (May-October )

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Sibcy Cline Agents Learn about the Local Cincinnati Arts Scene with Unique Continuing Education Class

AliciaTeaching_Best.jpgSibcy Cline’s Professional Development Center offers a very unique and hyper-local continuing education class called “The Arts Make Greater Cincinnati a Better Place to Live”. The course was created and is instructed by Alecia Kintner, President and CEO of ArtsWave (Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts) for the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions.

Agents who attend this course are immersed into what’s going on with the local arts scene and well as its very interesting history.

Cincinnati’s arts support began with the Taft family in the late 1920s with a $1 million arts endowment that was then matched by the community with another $1.5 million. Voila, the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts was formed. The zoo also played a role in supporting the arts in the 1920s. Low visitor attendance to the zoo was a concern and so New York City opera singers were hired to perform at the zoo during their off season. Thus, Cincinnati’s opera season became a summer tradition.

The first Cincinnati arts campaign began in 1949 and continued since then. Sibcy Cline Realtors has been large supporter of these yearly community rallies for the arts. The company knows the arts make the region an even better place to live and help compel people to move here. Cincinnati is ranked #4 in the U.S. in which residents visit their local museums. The region donated $12,450,000 in 2016 to the ArtsWave campaign with 42,000 donors. Sibcy Cline is proud to be part of those statistics with $225,000+ donated by its agents and employees since 2010.


What’s new with the Cincinnati arts? Lots.

Coming Fall 2017:

  • Music Hall
    Cincinnati’s Music Hall is currently being renovated and will be reopening in October 2017. This historic building is in the midst of  being heavily renovated. From acoustics; electrical, heating/air and plumbing systems; seating arrangements; to new carpeting and paint, the new building will still have its old charm with modern conveniences and technologies. A free open house is scheduled for October 7, 2017.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
    The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is getting a new theater. The Otto M. Budig Theater will open in September 2017 with 100 more seats as well as modern amenities. An free open house will be announced.
  • Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
    The Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is undergoing an expansion which is scheduled for completion in October 2017. The Vine Street theater is located in Over-the-Rhine and is expanding south. The new space is adding a rehearsal hall, offices as well as costume and set shops. Also new will be a longer lobby area, larger box office and more comfortable patron seating.
  • Blink – October  2017
    Coming in October 2017 is Blink  – a light-art festival. This four-day show will have dozens of large-scale architectural projections (similar to the  Lumenocity art experience) found along the downtown streetcar route to be enjoyed at dusk. There will also be pop-up art along the route during daylight hours.

New and Ready for You to Enjoy Now:

  • The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
    New to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are the offices, studios and classrooms found on Red Bank Road in Madisonville. Performances are still held at the Taft Theatre, but rehearsals and summer camps now happen at this new facility.
  • Lindner Arts Annex – Kennedy Heights Arts Center
    The Kennedy Heights Arts Center (established in 2003) added its Lindner Arts Annex in 2015. This former Kroger store now is a multi-cultural campus on Montgomery Road.
  • Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute
    The Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute has a new studio in Pleasant Ridge. This African drum arts program spreads the African heritage throughout the community through drums, music, dance and the visual arts.
  • Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
    The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is now located in Golf Manor on Losantiville Avenue.

Coming in the Near Future:

  • Cincinnati Art Museum
    The Cincinnati Art Museum has renovation plans in place. The museum (which is tucked away off Eden Park Drive with a rear entrance to the museum) is planning to offer a new front entrance and drive. Outdoor art will be added to be enjoyed by visitors.

Learn More about Cincinnati Arts

ArtsWave Pinterest Board – This board shares many links to the all of the area’s arts organizations that are supported by ArtsWave.

Cincy Arts Guide – This website is a curated event-search website. You can search by keyword, date, venue, city or region.
CincyArts+STEM – This website is focused on upcoming local kid-related arts activities.

ArtsWave: Atlas – This website is a search e-tool to use. The map and reports share neighborhood resources such as recreation centers, libraries, farmers’ markets and community gardens. You can also find public art, national historic designations and any community outreach art programs. A report can be generated from a home’s radius to share hyper local art locations. (This website is best used via a laptop or desktop.)

ArtsWave: The Ripple Effect Blog/eNewsletter – To keep up with all of the news on Cincinnati Arts, you can sign up for an e-newsletter. (Just scroll to the bottom left to add your contact information.)

Sibcy Cline ArtsWave and Cultural Arts Fund Campaigns – 2017
The Sibcy Cline fine arts campaign is headed up this year  by Jessica Overley, Vice President Production Manager for Sibcy Cline Mortgage Services. The campaign starts in March.







Sibcy Cline Employees Adopt a Second Grade Class at Evanston Academy

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A group of Sibcy Cline employees have adopted a second-grade class at Evanston Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. Each month this group has a planned activity centered around a topic. And, they usually bring a snack for the kids, too.

Activities have included: how to make an introduction (handshake, eye contact, clearly saying your name and smiling). That session also included grab-bag questions to start conversations such as “Do you have any pets?” or “Tell me something you learned in school” and “What is your favorite food?”.

In January, the group helped the kids create Valentine’s Day cards complete with poems. They talked about the importance of recognizing and acknowledging people who make a difference in their lives such as parents, siblings, grandparents and friends.

Their goal is to inspire the children by showing them teamwork and a positive corporate culture. Who knows – these kids may become our future real estate agents at Sibcy Cline!

Evanston Academy’s mission is “preparing students today for a successful tomorrow by developing academic excellence and positive self-concepts to foster values and achievement for all.”

The adopt a class Sibcy Cline program works via the Adopt A Class Foundation.

Pictured: Chris Payne (Marketing/Listings), Julie Renner (Insurance), Jane Bobel (Marketing), Debbie Wilson (Direct Mail Marketing), Becky Robertshaw (Recruiting), Barbara Bruns (Home Services) and David Wheatley (Training). Missing: Lisa Gnotek (Home Services)

Three Luxury Condominiums Have Sold at Park Manor in Blue Ash

img_1699Park Manor, a luxury condominium community located in Blue Ash, Ohio, finished constructing its latest building in May 2016 and is pleased to have sold three units. The condominiums feature two separate bedroom suites all located on one floor. The condos offer a carefree lifestyle in a very pedestrian-friendly location in Blue Ash. Seven units still remain available in the current building.

See a video clip about the building’s opening in May:


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Park Manor is conveniently located in Blue Ash off Cooper Road between Monroe Avenue and Cooper Lane. The condos are within walking distance of downtown Blue Ash and its many restaurants and shops. Pipkin’s Market, which features fresh produce and flowers, is right across the street. So whether it is a short stop to the library or time spent enjoying a concert at the town square, it is an easy to stroll to so many places in Blue Ash from Park Manor.

Downtown Montgomery is located nearby, too. It’s just a couple of miles away!

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Park Manor condominiums were designed with the luxury home buyer in mind with its timeless architectural facade, upscale appointments including and open floor plan.

  • 2,200 square feet  – all on one floor
  • Open kitchen, living  and dining areas
  • Separate two bedroom suites
  • Home office or den
  • Large covered terrace
  • Elevator access to every floor
  • Secure, private underground garage with two parking spaces
  • Ample storage
  • Energy efficient and acoustically engineered

Learn even more about Park Manor.