2015-2016 Cincinnati Theatre Season Underway

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Greater Cincinnati is an area passionate about the arts. As we roll into the fall season, many of the area’s theaters are beginning a new slate of shows. Below is just a small sampling of the variety of shows you can look forward to between this September and summer of 2016.

Broadway in Cincinnati at The Arnoff Center

Local Fall Festivals – August/September 2015


There are always plenty of options for entertainment in the tri-state area. Whether you’re looking for good food, spirits, music, art, shopping, family-friendly or all of the above, Greater Cincinnati has something right up your alley. Take a look a just a few of the events coming up in August and September.


Great Inland Seafood Festival
August 13-16 – Festival Park, Newport, KY

Food Truck Rally
August 14 – The Square at Union Centre, West Chester, OH

Miami County Fair
August 14-20 – Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, OH

Mayesfest – Bluegrass Festival
August 15 – Bellevue Beach Park, Bellevue, KY

Festival on the Lake
August 15 – A.J. Jolly Lake, Alexandria, KY

Battery Hooper Days
August 15-16 – James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, Covington, KY

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
August 20-22 – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH

Bootyard Bash
August 22 – Washington Park, Cincinnati, OH

Beer, Wine and Food Festival
August 28-29 – Wyoming, OH

Taste of Blue Ash
August 28-29 – Blue Ash Summit Park, Blue Ash, OH

Germany Society Oktoberfest
August 28-30 – Germania Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Red Bull Soapbox Race Cincinnati
August 29 – Mt. Adams Bar District, Cincinnati, OH

Taste of OTR
August 29 – Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH

AleFest Dayton
August 29 – Dave Hall Plaza, Downtown Dayton, OH

For additional August events, go here.


Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
September 2-7 – Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY

Incline District Street Fair
September 5 – Incline District, 3001 Price Avenue in Price Hill, Cincinnati, OH

September 5 – Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH

Rubber Duck Regatta
September 6 – Purple People Bridge/Serpentine Wall, Cincinnati, OH

Riverfest (WEBN Fireworks)
September 6 – Ohio River (Riverfront in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati)

Ohio Renaissance Festival
September 5-October 25 – Harveysburg, OH

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
September 11-13 – MainStrasse Village, Covington, KY

Longstone Street Festival
September 12 – 200 Main Street, Milford, OH

Old West Festival
September 12-October 18 – Williamsburg, OH

Cincy Comicon
September 12-13 – Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY

Cincinnati Hispanic Fest
September 12-13 – Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage, Cincinnati, OH

September 18-20 – Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Comic Expo
September 18-20 – Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH

Fifty Fest
September 19 – Fifty West Brewing, Cincinnati, OH

Lantern Fest
September 19 – Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY

Newport Oktoberfest
September 25-27 – Festival Park, Newport, KY

MidPoint Music Festival
September 25-27 – Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival
September 26 – Fort Ancient, Oregonia, OH

Taste of the Levee
September 27 – Newport on the Levee, Newport, KY

For additional September events, go here.

What events are on your calendar every year?

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – Look at These Local Events!

It’s almost time to wear your green and show off your Irish side! Here are some local events where you can celebrate everything Irish (even if you don’t have roots from the Emerald Isle):

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

  • Yelp has posted a list of Irish pubs to visit here.
  • The St. Patrick’s Day parade is a yearly tradition for the past 49 years! (March 14, 2015 – downtown Cincinnati at 12pm)
  • Fountain Square is celebrating on March 14th from 10am -10pm. Enjoy Celtic rock bans, Irish beer and food, dancing and more!
  • The Irish Heritage Center is celebrating on March 17 from 3pm -midnight. Enjoy music, dancing, and food!
  • The Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting the 16th annual Celtic Lands Culture Fest on March 21st. Enjoy art, folklore, dancers and music along with some great Irish food!


What are you planning to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Things to Do This Holiday Season!

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Here are some upcoming holiday events throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Holiday Celebration
November 1 – December 31, 2013.
La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 West Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio

Kettering Ice Arena Open Skate
November 1- March 31, 2014
Kettering Recreation Complex, 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio

Holiday Junction
November 1, 2013- January 5, 2014
Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

Holiday Show – “Cincinnati’s Scenic Railways”
November 16, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio

A Victorian Christmas at Hillforest with a Century of Toys!
November 20 -December 29, 2013  (Tuesday – Sunday)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods
November 22, 2013 – December 31, 2013
11450 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, Ohio

The Gifts of the Magi
November 22 – December 8, 2013
Dayton Theater Guild. 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, Ohio

10th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
November 23, 2013
Main Street in Greenville, Ohio

November 22-24, 2013
Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio

PNC Festival of Lights
November 23, 2013 – January 4, 2014 (Closed 12/24 and 12/25)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio

Turkey Bowl
November 26, 2013
Fountain Square, 5th and Vine Sts., Cincinnati, Ohio

Annual Hometown Holidays
November 29 and 30, 2013
Main St., downtown Milford, Ohio

104th Thanksgiving Day Run
November 28, 2013
Start and finish at Paul Brown Stadium, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Macy’s Light Up the Square
November 29, 2013
Fountain Square, 5th & Vine Sts., Cincinnati, Ohio

Riverscape Ice Skating
November 29, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Riverscape MetroPark.  229 East Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio

The Grand Illumination Tree Lighting
November 29, 2013
Courthouse Square at Third and Main Sts. in Dayton, Ohio

The Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 29, 2013
Courthouse Square at Second and Main Sts. in Dayton, Ohio

Hometown Holidazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival
November 30, 2013
Downtown Wilmington. SR 73 to SR68  in Wilmington, Ohio

North Pole Express
November 30 – December 22, 2013 (Saturdays and Sundays)
LM&M Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon, Ohio

Santa Skates
November 30 – December 22, (Saturdays and Sundays)
Fountain Square, 5th & Vine Sts., Cincinnati, Ohio

Pyramid Holiday Lights on the Hill
November 22- December 31, 2013
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio

Promont House Museum – Victorian Holidays
November 22 – Mid January 2014  (Closed 11/28 -11/29; Dec 25; Jan 1)
Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Milford, Ohio

A Christmas Carol
November 27 – December 29, 2013
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Marx Theatre, 962 Mt. Adams Cir., Cincinnati, Ohio

Christmas Tree Lighting – City of Covington
December 4, 2013
6th and Main in Covington, Kentucky

It’s A Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play
December 3-15, 2013
Victoria Theater, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio

Fairborn Hometown Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting
December 6, 2013
Downtown Fairborn, Ohio

Twilight Christmas Parade
December 6, 2013
216 Bridge Stm Maysville, Kentucky

Kettering Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting
December 6, 2013
Civic Commons in Kettering, Ohio

Frontier Christmas
December 7-8, 2013
Old Washington Inc, Washington, Kentucky

Christmas in the Village
December 6-8, 2013
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio

Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village Tour of Homes
December 7, 2013
Tipp City, Ohio

Christkindlmarkt at Dayton Liederkranz Turner
December 7-8, 2013
1400 E Fifth St in Dayton, Ohio

25th Annual Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival
December 7, 2013
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio

Christmas in the Country
December 7-8, 2013
Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pk., Burlington, Kentucky

22nd Annual German Village Christmas Walk
December 8, 2013
German Village Historic District, 2nd and 3rd Sts., Hamilton, Ohio

Frisch’s Presents: The Nutcracker by the Cincinnati Ballet
December 20-29, 2013
Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Guide to Local Haunted Houses

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Scream Your Head Off at an Area Haunted House: 

If you are not up for scary homes, then please visit a Sibcy Cline Open House this weekend, too! You will meet very friendly Sibcy Cline Agents.

Super Open House Weekend in Northern Kentucky November 2-3, 2013

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Come Home to Northern Kentucky
Interest mortgage rates are low. Home prices are just starting to rise. It’s a great time to buy and sell a home! And if you are from the Northern Kentucky area, plan on attending the Super Open House Weekend on November 2 and 3, 2013.

This event is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors.

Open House Information
To see all open houses in Northern Kentucky (as well as Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Southeastern Indiana), go to Sibcy Cline’s Open House search on their website.


Northern Kentucky Home Sales Increased Almost 24 Percent in September 2013


Northern Kentucky had very strong home sales in September 2013. Sales increased almost 24% during the month as compared to September 2012.

Statistics for September 2013 Compared to September 2012

  • 23.68% Increase in sales units
  • 16.70% Increase in average price ($161,694)
  • 10.79% Increase in median price ($136,000)
  • 79 Average days on market (as compared to 90 in 2012)

Year-To-Date Statistics from January – September 2013

  • 18.35% Increase in sales units
  • 7.22% Increase in average price ($156,039)
  • 5.47% Increase in average price ($135,000)
  • 85 Average days on market (as compared to 94 in 2012)

Mortgage interest rates are still low. It’s a great time to buy and sell a home.

Statistics compiled by the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors. 


Marcie Rottinghaus, Sibcy Cline Campbell County Vice President and Sales Manager, Elected Director for the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors


Marcie Rottinghaus, Vice President and Sales Manager of the Sibcy Cline Campbell County office, has been elected as a 2014 Director for the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors.

Marcie joined Sibcy Cline Realtors in 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and was a human resources manager and new homes sales representative prior to her affiliation with Sibcy Cline.

Marcie resides in Cold Spring, Kentucky. She is active in St. Joseph Parish and School with various volunteer commitments, including coaching, tutoring and fundraising.


Says Marcie, “I ran for Director of the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors because it’s important to be involved in our association and continue to help the organization grow. I look forward to working with my fellow Realtors and to serving the membership with a focus on the future!”

Northern Kentucky Home Sales are at Six Year High for July 2013


Home sales are sizzling in Northern Kentucky with sales reaching a six-year high in July 2013!

July 2013 Statistics

  • 590  Sold Homes – 32.29% increase  (vs 446 in July 2012)
  • $159,610 Average Sale Price – 6.5% increase (from July 2012)
  • 40.89% increase in Total Sales Volume (as compared to July 2012)
  • 74 Average Days on Market (as compared to 85 days in July 2012)

Year-To-Date Statistics (January – July 2013)

  • 3,331 Homes Sold – 17.08% increase
  • $154,857 Average Sale Price – 6.37% increase
  • $515,828,608 Total Sales Volume  – 24.54% increase
  • 87 Average Days on Market (as compared to 96 days in 2012)

There is currently 5.3 months of home inventory for residential properties:


Graph courtesy of: NKY Association of Realtors Press Release – 9/21/13

Northern Kentucky Home Sales Up Almost Five Percent for June 2013


The revitalization of the Northern Kentucky housing market is continuing upward. This was 24th consecutive month where homes sold outpaced home sales in the prior sales period of the year prior. Here are the statistics for June 2013 and year to date:

June 2013 Statistics:

  • 4.74% Increase in Home Sales Units
  • 6.62% Increase in Home Sales Volume
  • 2.03% increase in Average Price Sold ($161,460)
  • 6.62% Increase in Median Price Sold ($145,000)

Year To Date (January – June 2013) Statistics:

  • 13.93% Increase in Home Sales Units
  • 21.04% Increase in Home Sales Volume
  • 6.25% increase in Average Price Sold ($153,793)
  • 6.09% Increase in Median Price Sold ($135,000)

It is a great market to buy and sell a home. Interest rates are just starting to rise and home prices are increasing. Homes that are priced well and in market-ready condition are selling!