Two reasons why I love fall in Cincinnati (more)

I love fall here in the Midwest. Here are two examples of why.
Spring Grove Cemetery is amazing this time of year. These ducks think so, too. I asked them.
Spring Grove Cemetery is amazing this time of year. These ducks think so, too. I asked hem.

There are more photos I shot recently in a Flickr set.

A hike along the parcours trail
A hike along the parcours trail in Winton Woods reveals some amazing scenery this time of year.

If you would like to visit either of these places, and I would highly recommend it, here is a quick way to do it.

To get to Winton Woods. To learn more about the park itself, check out their Web site. You can also follow them on Twitter.

To get to Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, click here. To learn more about the cemetery, check out their Web site.

Shadowhare’s real name revealed

A Cincinnati police officer has revealed local super hero as none other than “Cleveland Cummins.”

Information apparently revealed during conversation with the regular-citizen-turned-crime fighter.

Unknown residence, age or other pertitent vital information.

Will update as new information becomes available.

Cincinnati superhero Shadowhare makes downtown apprehension

Local Cincinnati super hero Shadowhare and his sidekick Silver Moon were seen downtown recently in Piatt Park making an apprehension. Using his 20,000-volt stun ray, he shocked me – yes, me – into submission. I have no further comment at this time.

Free condoms in Northside!

Schaeper’s Pharmacy, my favorite alternative to chain drug stores (it’s locally-owned), is having their 6th Annual Health Fair until 4 pm today in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood (Chase and Hamilton avenues).

Besides health screenings, including vision screenings and body mass index screenings (I don’t wanna know, thank you), they are giving away condoms all afternoon.

The woman working the condom booth said a guy just walked by upset that abstinence-only education funding was being cut.

“It didn’t work,” she told him. “But it is amazing that a little piece of latex can save a life.”

Amen. And thank God for finally some rational, realistic public health policy.

Come on up to Northside and say hello to Rick (his dad Jerry Schaeper started the drug store). He is the guy behind the counter putting pills in the little bottles.