SmallTownBigCincy: Mad Tree Fundraiser

On Tuesday, Mad Tree Brewery had a fundraiser to benefit the Philippines typhoon via the Red Cross. From 5-9ish or whenever people decided it was time to go, food was served by Maribelle’s and all proceeds from the beer was donated to the Red Cross. This isn’t the only fund raising they’re doing. They’ve also […] . . . → Read More: SmallTownBigCincy: Mad Tree Fundraiser

SmallTownBigCincy: Dent SchoolHouse – GIVEAWAY!!

This will be a quick flash, one day giveaway. Dent SchoolHouse has given me 2 BOGO ticket offers for their lights out nights this Friday and Saturday (Nov 1st & 2nd). This is one of my favorite haunted things. If you went through Dent earlier this Fall, let me just tell you that it is […] . . . → Read More: SmallTownBigCincy: Dent SchoolHouse – GIVEAWAY!!

SmallTownBigCincy: Cincinnati Chocolate Festival – GIVEAWAY!!

The Cincinnati Chocolate Festival is this Sunday October 13th, from 12-5pm at Xavier Universities Cintas Center! Enjoy tempting chocolate tastings from delicious local vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, LIVE vendor competition judging, contests, raffle baskets, children’s activities and more! Believe it or not, the Chocolate Festival is actually a giant fundraiser! Proceeds support the Isaac M. […] . . . → Read More: SmallTownBigCincy: Cincinnati Chocolate Festival – GIVEAWAY!!

SmallTownBigCincy: Museum Day Live

Smithsonian Magazine is presenting Museum Day Live this Saturday September 28th, 2013. What is Museum Day Live? In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day […] . . . → Read More: SmallTownBigCincy: Museum Day Live

Stacked: The Magical P&G Heritage and Archives Tour

Oh the things you will learn in the Proctor and Gamble Archives.  Did you know that Ivory soap originally came with a string around it, to make it easy to split in half as a dual-purpose product for kitchen and bath?  That Vick’s VapoRub began as the catchy “Vick’s Croup and Pneumonia Salve”?  Or that […] . . . → Read More: Stacked: The Magical P&G Heritage and Archives Tour

A Dork And His Pork: The Vittles of Shame

It is only within certain specific parameters that the following recipe can exist. First, my life is not like yours. I submit the entirety of this blog as evidence hereto. Secondly, my kitchen is not like yours. I live alone.  … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: A Dork And His Pork: The Vittles of Shame

Stacked: Viral Book-shop Sign

According to, Galleycat, this sign is “going viral”.  So in keeping with the good news that a book shop is opening off Fountain Square, we are acting as a vector.  -ed scripsi . . . → Read More: Stacked: Viral Book-shop Sign

A Dork And His Pork: How to Squeeze

Biscuits seem like the first apt metaphor right now. But let me digress with the second:  I’m starting to recognize that I see life as the molten interior of a well-composed pot pie. Don’t get me wrong:  I’ll get after it.  With … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: A Dork And His Pork: How to Squeeze

Stacked: On the Way to the Peak of Normal talks Preservation

Mercantile member Justin Patrick Moore, who recently interviewed past Merc. President and author Dale Patrick Brown , has just interviewed Cincinnati Preservation Association director Paul Muller about the challenges of preserving modern architecture.  This week, the CPA is having a symposium on preserving modern architecture in the Midwest. Check out Justin’s interview with Muller here at peakofnormal.org and don’t […] . . . → Read More: Stacked: On the Way to the Peak of Normal talks Preservation

Each Note Secure: SHADOWRAPTR Love a Good Mystery This Friday

SHADOWRAPTR, in all its genre-defying glory, releases their sophomore LP love a good mystery this Final Friday at MOTR. love a good mystery will be released a year and a half after the release of the band’s debut LP It’s Always Winter on the Moon, and in that time, the quartet has matured and focused … The post SHADOWRAPTR Love a Good Mystery This Friday appeared first on Each Note Secure. . . . → Read More: Each Note Secure: SHADOWRAPTR Love a Good Mystery This Friday

Cincy Groove: David Mayfield Parade Set To Release “Good Man Down” On April 1 – Southgate House Revival on 4/9

David Mayfield Parade April 9, 2013 Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY $7 adv, $9 dos, 7 pm doors, 8 pm show, 18+ Buy Tickets He’s one . . . → Read More: Cincy Groove: David Mayfield Parade Set To Release “Good Man Down” On April 1 – Southgate House Revival on 4/9

A Dork And His Pork: Oh. Of COURSE You Don’t Own a Helicopter

Well, aren’t you just… precious. Your pages are glossy and guided, your cover is padded with embossed lettering, you come in your own box, swaddled in a piece of aubergine tissue paper.  And you have this… way about you.  This… … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: A Dork And His Pork: Oh. Of COURSE You Don’t Own a Helicopter

Cincy Groove: The Lumineers’ Debut Album Goes Platinum – Coming To PNC Pavilion on May 4

Photo by Scott Preston Following their performance at the GRAMMY’s last week, Denver-based band The Lumineers sold over 66 thousand copies of their GRAMMY-nominated self-titled debut album to achieve Platinum sales . . . → Read More: Cincy Groove: The Lumineers’ Debut Album Goes Platinum – Coming To PNC Pavilion on May 4

Stacked: Yeeee-HAAA: Texas will be home to first all-digital library system

Texas’ Bexar County Library system is getting rid of its printed books to become the world’s first all-digital library system.  Here’s the article in PCWorld, which places the decision in context.   Despite being himself an unabashe… . . . → Read More: Stacked: Yeeee-HAAA: Texas will be home to first all-digital library system

Stacked: A Burn’s Day Appeal: Save the Wild Haggis

Happy Burn’s Day!  While we at the Mercantile endorse all celebrations of a literary nature, we suggest that when you purchase your haggis, that you choose wisely.  While many claim that wild haggis (Haggis Scoticus) is superior in flavor the d… . . . → Read More: Stacked: A Burn’s Day Appeal: Save the Wild Haggis

Stacked: eReaders at the Merc

We’ve added a couple of eReades to our collection, and so far, patrons seem to like them.  We went with Barnes and Nobles’ “Nook Simple Glow” and so far, both devices are loaded with Killing Lincoln by  Bill O’Reilly a… . . . → Read More: Stacked: eReaders at the Merc

A Dork And His Pork: Carbmageddeon

Like most classical comedies, this begins with a hapless struggle, and ends with a party. But, for the record, I am not… completely hapless. I do, admittedly,  hide behind schtick.  I joke about barely being able to dress myself, and … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: A Dork And His Pork: Carbmageddeon

Stacked: eNiches, eBooks, and Nooks

This morning, your library ordered a pair of NOOK Simple Touches™.  We shelled out for the “glow” option, which means that library members who check out these devices will be able to read in bed–with the lights off.  That’s… . . . → Read More: Stacked: eNiches, eBooks, and Nooks

A Dork And His Pork: Lurch and Destroy

Still here.  Still struggling to match my socks and still haven’t bought light bulbs and still ranting about truffle oil and still prone to dribbling all over myself.   But life is peachy. A lot to cover. Let’s do a speed … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: A Dork And His Pork: Lurch and Destroy

Stacked: Books and bloggers and writers, oh my

The 6th annual Cincinnati USA Books by the Banks Book Festival went swimmingly.   Attendance is estimated to have topped 5000 visitors who enjoyed mascot dance parties, cooking demos, kids corners, panel discussions, and some good old face-time with t… . . . → Read More: Stacked: Books and bloggers and writers, oh my

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