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As Grand Marshal, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will get to see first-hand just how special Opening Day is in Cincinnati. On Thursday the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade turns 100, and major league baseball celebrates its 150th anniversary. It was May 4, 1869, when the Cincinnati Red Stockings - the ancestors of the Cincinnati Reds - played their first professional game and went on to finish 57-0 that season.

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Local foodies will soon have a new place to chow down: the Corporation for Findlay Market, The Model Group, and Hickory Wald Hospitality Group are opening a food hall at 1818 Race Street in the spring of 2019.

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De Stewart, proprietor of Colonel De's Gourmet Herbs and Spices at Findlay Market, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack, according to Colonel De's Facebook page

This week's "Music Notes" features local concerts, new releases, a documentary starring Tatiana Berman,  music classes, and much more.  

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The Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of Kyle Plush fails to provide answers, prompting City Council to call for an independent investigation. Hamilton County leaders consider increasing property taxes, adding a new levy to help fund the county's Children's Services agency. Cincinnati City Council approves a community benefits agreement between FC Cincinnati and the West End, advancing the team's effort to build a new stadium in the neighborhood. And federal agents raid a Findlay Market merchant suspected of committing more than $3 million in food stamp fraud.

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The parade that precedes the first Cincinnati Reds game of 2018 will be different in two ways this year.

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The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will not be on Opening Day next year. Chairman Neil Luken says the market voted to hold it the Monday after the Thursday opening day game because it would be bad for their Easter business.

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Ok, I have to admit I set up a choice assignment for myself; getting a closer look at, and taste of, the three Maverick Chocolate bars declared winners at The International Chocolate Awards June 27, 2017 in New York.

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The newly opened Epicurean Mercantile Co. is finally meeting the need for an after-hours grocery across from Findlay Market. But there's also a need for more retail to fill a number of vacant buildings surrounding the historic market. Local developers and entrepreneurs are working to transform the area into a new Findlay Market District

BLINK, coming to Cincinnati in October, is a community light festival that will happen throughout downtown, Over the Rhine and Findlay Market. 

Spring and summer are primetime for everything that makes Findlay Market so special – the food, vendors, and special events. 

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Click here for pictures from this year's parade.

Let's face it: The threat of rain in the weather forecast for the 98th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is not ideal, but that's not going to stop thousands of people from coming out who know they can't see anything like it anyplace else.

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Our unofficial holiday, Opening Day in Cincinnati, is just one week away. Joining us to discuss how the Reds will perform this season are Hal McCoy  with the Dayton Daily News; sports writer John Erardi; Cincinnati Reds historian Greg Rhodes; and WVXU reporter and avid baseball fan Howard Wilkinson

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While a student at the University of Cincinnati, James Avant IV was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. To help alleviate his anxiety he turned to baking, and in 2014, James launched OCD Cakes, a bakery with a mental health awareness mission.

John Kiesewetter

Reds fans can watch 145 games on Fox Sports Ohio this season, plus four games on Fox Sports 1, according to the FSO schedule released Wednesday.

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Like something from a Food Network show, Findlay Kitchenan incubator located in Findlay Market is a dream come true for food entrepreneurs. 

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Cincinnati's Findlay Market is one of the American Planning Association's (APA) 15 Great Places in America for 2016. The organization annually puts out a list of its 15 great neighborhoods, streets and public spaces at the start of National Community Planning Month.

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Oriental Wok's 40 foot limo is one of the newest entries in this year's Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. It caught the attention of parade organizer Debbie Gannaway of Gramma Debbie's Kitchen. "They have the Chinese Music Society joining them so there will be dancers in dragon costumes." Not to mention the banging drums.

There are 191 entries, down from 210 last year, according to Gannaway. "Well, we were trying to get it down to 175 but some people just came up with some really good stuff so we let them in."

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Most Cincinnatians are familiar with the historic Findlay Market. Located in bustling Over-the-Rhine, it’'s Ohio’'s oldest continually-run public market. The farmers market, vendor stands and independently-owned shops bring shoppers together throughout the seasons and create lasting memories.

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Over-the-Rhine chocolatier Paul Picton, owner of Maverick Chocolate Company, is looking for a way to grow his business to include chocolate desserts. But, right now, he doesn't have the kitchen equipment he needs to experiment and produce products on a larger scale.

Beginning this fall he'll be able to use a new 8,000 square foot food facility called The Kitchen @ Findlay Market. Picton can rent by the hour and will have access to one of five kitchens. There are no restrictions on who can use the facility.

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