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Local Columns

Giving to the causes you care about is easy with the EHCF

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation (EHCF) is making a positive, local impact by offering a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable giving goals to make an impact in Hamilton County that lasts forever. An outright gift of cash is quick and simple. However, there are ...

Finding your next read

Sometimes it is a struggle picking your next book to read. If you are like me, and work at a library, options are endless. I have books on my to-read list to last me a lifetime, and it just keeps getting longer. But for those of you who don’t have that kind of access, here are a few ...

Keep warm while fishing this winter season

Winter is not far off. In fact, depending on where you live, it’s already here. The Midwest provides lots of fishing opportunities throughout the winter months for both open water and ice anglers. Many anglers like to go ice-fishing, many others enjoy fishing in the open water in rivers ...

Winterizing the garden

As you are getting your home ready for the Christmas holidays, now is also the time to prepare your landscape for the winter season. To help trees and shrubs to successfully overcome the stress of winter, it is important to give woody plants a slow, deep watering before the ground becomes ...

Dodging debris on the highway

During my days in radio news I wrote thousands of new stories and read thousands more from the United Press International news wire. I can remember a few of the stories I wrote back then but far fewer that came from the wire service. One UPI dispatch that has remained vividly in my mind ...

Changing face of Main Street

We just passed Small Business Saturday. It’s a movement I especially appreciate in these times of big box stores, mega-malls, and online shopping. It’s just good to know that there are local, independent stores still out there that need our support to survive in these times. Small ...