A New Act

Fifteen years ago, a group of parents whose children participated in local theater productions noticed a pressing need. The interest in youth theater was outpacing the available parts in local productions in Mason. They wanted to expand opportunities for youth to act, sing and dance, so they started their own non-profit community theater group, Acting Up.

A Mission to Spread Hope

A furry, white dog held tightly onto Nolan as they raced to home plate. It had been a hot day on the sandlot, but Nolan’s determined stride hadn’t faltered with his service dog, Nerys, right by his side. Nolan’s mom, Laura, shared their story about how Nolan and Nerys’ special bond was made possible with the support of Mason nonprofit…

Coats for a Cause

The Karen Carns Foundation, based in Mason, serves children by ensuring that they are not removed from their private elementary or high school environments due to life-changing events that affect their family's financial situation. In addition to scholarships for students in need, the foundation also holds an annual coat drive that provides new winter coats to those less fortunate.

Party for a Cause

Have fun, celebrate a job well done and support a good cause with one (or all!) of these deserving fundraising galas happening in November and December in Mason.

Fashion with a Passion

Keeping its children smiling, listening and speaking and its doors open is the ultimate goal of the Ohio Valley Voices (OVV) fourth annual Fashion with a Passion fundraising event.

Beyond the Classroom

Preparing students for today’s marketplace involves more than academics. Employers desire employees who understand workplace culture and already have professional skills. Bridging classroom instruction with personalized, authentic workplace experiences led Mason City Schools to launch its innovative Experiential Learning program.

Golfing for Good

Golf outings are plentiful this time of year, but none are quite like the Annual West Chester Hospital Fall Classic Golf Outing featuring the Mason Deerfield Chamber’s "Taste of MADE." It's so much more than a typical golf outing: there is fun at every hole, including gourmet appetizers and beverages provided by local restaurants, friendly competitions supporting local nonprofits and unexpected activities…

Cycling for a Legacy

University of Dayton college professor Peter Titlebaum, UD retired technologist Dwight Matlock and VP of Frutarom Moshe Bar-gil are setting out on an epic journey June 1. They will depart from the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and bike for a week, covering 615 miles, ending at the Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It’s a daunting challenge, but Peter, who is a…

Learning from Charitable Actions

The mission “to spread kindness, serve the community and inspire giving” for local nonprofit organization Giving Girls began with pretty normal pre-teen activities.Elise Tong, 11, and Maddie Evers, 10, were just neighbors and friends, hanging out together, watching videos.

Creature Comforts

In a lower-level business plaza off Snider Road, practically hidden from view, Kitty Brew Cafe allows customers the opportunity to eat and drink alongside cats available for adoption. Owner Jenni Barrett started the business in 2017 after years of volunteering with Animal Friends Humane Society, a rescue partner for the cafe’s cats.