Year-End Reflections

Name: Kara Lyons, Esq. Kara is grateful for her four years as managing attorney at Lyons and Lyons law firm. “I am thankful that I am lucky enough to work alongside and learn from my father, Rob Lyons,” she reflects. The entire staff is like a family who always provides the support needed to keep the business growing and operating…

For Men by Men

 NOVELS:  1. The Parade by Dave Eggers (Knopf)  A suspenseful contemporary allegory about two contractors intervening in a foreign country’s post-civil war destruction and rebuilding.

For Women by Women

 The Books  1. The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict (Sourcebooks Landmark)  The inspiring story of Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr, who shocked the world with her scientific invention to fight the Nazis.

On Trend

Mason’s Cincinnati EntryPoint can transform your entire entryway and add significant curb appeal. Owner Bruce Carden shares three trends that make a big impact and can even increase the value of your home.

Fill the Sleigh

When it comes to designer holiday shopping at an affordable price, look no further than the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe. You will find a collection of 100 outlet stores from top designers and name brands at extraordinarily low prices. Here are some gift ideas to cross off your list.

Making a Difference from Mason

 The Brain Donor Project  One in six people is suffering from a neurological disorder or disease. This national nonprofit, headquartered in Mason, works to raise awareness and simplify the process of human post-mortem brain donation for scientific research, increasing the availability of brain tissue for study in order to find answers and treatments for these diseases.  Acting Up

Get these Gadgets

When it comes to mouthwatering fall flavors, detail to preparation and presentation can make a big difference. It seems autumn has taken on the identity of the season for soups and stews, warm bakes, deep colors and pumpkin everything. This list has you covered for all that and more.


 Article Alexandra Lisa | Photography Provided  Local Instagram style influencers share what makes them passionate about fashion, art and culture.  Aniya Longmire (@aniya.longmire) attends Kent State, the third-ranked fashion school in the nation. The 2018 Mason High School graduate is majoring in fashion merchandising, with a double minor in fashion media and public relations. Mason High School junior Andrea Hefferan…

High Standards, Innovation and Community

 Article Alex Lisa | Photography Provided  Jonathan Cooper will begin his first school year as superintendent of Mason City Schools this August. In nearly two decades as an educator, Cooper was an elementary teacher in Centerville City Schools, a successful principal in Kettering City Schools and most recently served as Chief Innovation Officer for Mason. Cooper has already hit the…

Outdoor Eateries

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Mark Andrea  Summer's here and the patios are open. Check out these eclectic outdoor spaces in and around Mason and Deerfield Township. Be sure to look online for happy hour specials and hours of operation at each location.  1. Brixx Wood Fire Pizza