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Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Cindy Menth

11/30/2021 07:30:00
  • Hometown: Sharonville, OH
  • Current home: Waynesville, OH
  • Proudest life accomplishment: Opening and running Stone Creek Farms in Waynesville
  • Favorite local hang-outs: Any vintage, antique, or salvage store

Being charged with the important tasks of keeping up with two of Sibcy Cline’s top executives is not for someone who is easily daunted. As executive assistant to President Robin Sheakley and General Sales Manager Bob Mahoney for going on three years, Cindy Menth is a powerhouse on her own: committed to excellence, a high performer with a strong business sense, she communicates confidence and positivity.  

The key to her job happiness, Cindy admits, is the ability to remain flexible, along with what she calls her “mom qualities”, or the emotional intelligence to be tuned into and anticipate the needs of others. These strengths are what allow her to daily juggle the schedules, demands, and priorities of two busy people. “What makes it easier is that even though they have different personalities and business styles, they have learned to blend their leadership styles to create balance in the organization.  At times my job is hectic, but Sibcy Cline is a great environment.”  

You might think that keeping up with two executives would be enough, but Cindy continues living life at a fast pace outside of her job at Sibcy Cline.  She and her husband Bill Menth own a furniture and home décor store, Stone Creek Farms, in Waynesville. Both Cindy and Bill work full time during the week and then open the store on weekends. “I’m excited for the upcoming Christmas in the Village in downtown Waynesville. It will be adorned with traditional décor and takes on a nostalgic feeling…. over 1300 luminaries, strolling Dickens’ characters, carriage rides, Santa, and more. I’m sure the store will be busy!”  

Admitting that she “thrives on chaos”, Cindy has no plans to scale things back anytime soon. She loves variety and the fast pace, while finding the most reward in helping others.  “I love the fact that people trust me to work hard to get answers for them,” she says. “I love being a resource people count on.”  

One of many at Sibcy Cline who lost loved ones during the pandemic, Cindy lost her dad this past year to COVID, but feels a strong sense of gratitude for where she is in life and everything she has. “I’m watching my children become adults, living my best life with my best friend and husband, and working with some of the greatest people I’ve ever met while having a small business doing what we love. I feel like I have been looking forward to everything I have now for my entire life.” 

October 2021 Local Home Sales Report

11/24/2021 09:00:00
October 2021 home sales report Sibcy Cline

Most local regions have seen an increase year-to-date for homes from January through October 2021. Mortgage rates remain low. Home values are still high. With a low inventory of homes for sales, it’s a great time to list your home to sale and then purchase that dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout October 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

October 2021 vs October 2020

  • -8.1% Decrease in homes sold (2,386 homes)
  • 10.3% Increase in median sale price ($235,000)
  • .2% Decrease in sales volume ($665,980,902)
  • -7.3% Decrease in active homes for sale (2,287 units)
  • -5.6% Increase in new listings (2,744 units)

January–October 2021 vs January–October 2020

  • 3.5% Increase in homes sold (23,017 homes vs 22,236 homes)
  • 14.6% Increase in median sale price ($235,000 vs $205,000)
  • 18.2% Increase in sales volume ($6,478,339,611 vs $5,482,065,055)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors October 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

October 2021 vs October 2020

  • -5.45% Decrease in homes sold (1,762 units vs 1,806 units)
  • 7.6% Increase in average sale price ($221,990 vs $206,007)
  • 5.61% Increase in median sale price ($190,000 vs $179,900)
  • 1.88% Increase in gross sales volume ($346,526,556 vs $340,117,884)
  • -2.44% Decrease in new listing units (1,762 vs 1,806)

    January – October 2021 vs January–October 2020
  • 1.82% Increase in unit homes sold (14,610 vs 14,349)
  • 11.46% Increase in average sale price ($218,927 vs $196,415)
  • 8.89% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $169,900)
  • 13.49% Increase in gross sales volume ($3,198,520,456 vs $2,818,351,913)
  • 1.61% Increase in new listings (17,343 vs 17,068)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors October 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

October 2021 vs October 2020

  • -19.31% Decrease in homes sold (635 homes vs 787 homes)
  • 14.40% Increase in average sale price ($268,380 vs $234,603)
  • 9.52% Increase in median sale price ($230,000 vs $210,000)
  • -7.70% Decrease in sales volume ($170,421,908 vs $184,632,750)

January – October 2021 vs January – October 2020

  • -.93% Decrease in homes sold (6,464 homes vs 6,525 homes)
  • 14.34% Increase in average sale price ($259,704 vs $227,135)
  • 14.95% Increase in median sale price ($229,900 vs $200,000)
  • 13.27% Increase in sales volume ($1,678,091 vs $1,482,056,224)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors. October 2021 Home Sales Report

Look at homes for sale here.

Local Guide December 2021 Events and Fun Things to Do

11/22/2021 09:00:00
December 2021 local events Sibcy Cline Realtors

December is here and there are plenty of fun events and things to do this month. Be sure to check out what’s happening near you. Events are listed by region and alphabetically by date.

Did we miss your event? Let us know: [email protected]

CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Well
Through December 4, 2021 (various dates)
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmonth Street, Newport, Kentucky
A play to enjoy

Wicked
Through December 5, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Broadway sensation

Need Your Love
Through December 12, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music and story of Little Wille John

Holiday Tea at the Taft Museum
Through December 18, 2021 (various dates)
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Festive afternoon tea

Portopia
Through December 19, 2021
Historic Torchlight Pass at 1131 Central Ave., Middletown, Ohio
Dimensional art, sound, light and touch

Behringer-Crawford Museum Holiday Trains
Through December 21, 2021 (various dates)
Behringer-Crawford Museum at 1600 Montague Rd., Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky
Enjoy the trains! um Holiday Trains
November 13 – December 21, 2021 (various dates)

The Christmas Ranch
Through December 23, 2021
Morrow, Ohio
One million holiday lights that are synced to music

Santa House on the Levee
Through December 23, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Book your appointment for a photo shoot

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
Through December 24, 2021
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

Every Christmas Story Every Told
Through December 26, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An irreverent look at holiday classics

North Pole Express
Through December 26, 2021 (various days)
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad at 127 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio
Santa will visit the kids on the train ride.

A Christmas Carol
Through December 30, 2021
926 Mount Adams Circle at Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bah! Humbug!

Christmas Glow at Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park
Through December 30, 2021 (except Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 25)
8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, Ohio
3.5 million lights; Visit Santa at the Christmas Village

ChristmasTime at the Ark
Through December 30, 2021 (various dates)
1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky
Projection show and other activities

Christmas Town
Through December 30, 2021 (various dates)
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Live nativity and light display

Holiday in Lights
Through December 30, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Outdoor light display with music!
No car traffic on 12/1 and 12/29 (Walk the Lights)

Lumaze Christmas Light Festival
Through December 30, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
“Glow Around the World” with world landmarks and interactive lights/activities; market

Light Up Middletown
Through December 31, 2021
500 Tytus Avenue at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
Drive-through light display!

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains
Through December 31, 2021
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
A holiday tradition for 70+ years with trains and scenery

Winterfest
Through December 31, 2021 (select evenings)
Kings Island at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Ice skating, magical Christmas tree, rides, lights and more

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction
Through January 2, 2022
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio
A holiday tradition with the magic of trains!

Jourrney Borealis (formerly Holiday Lights on the Hill)
Through January 2, 2022
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

Light Up the Fair
Through January 2, 2022
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music
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Night of Lights
Through January 2, 2022
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Light show synchronized to holiday music

PNC Festival of Lights
Through January 9, 2022
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come and see the magical lights!

Fountain Square Ice Skating
Through February 22, 2022
Fountain Square at corner of Vine and 5th Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Book your dates!

The Science Behind Pixar
Through April 24, 2022
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Discover how Pixar comes to life!

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Cinderella
December 1–30, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati at 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly musical

Light in the Forest
December 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Wednesdays –Sundays; Closed Dec 24/25)
Cincinnati Nature Center at 494 Tealtown Rd., Milford, Ohio
Lit forest with music, bonfire and holiday shopping; advance tickets

Holiday Remembrance Service
December 2, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
An evening to honor loved ones

Movie Night on the Levee
December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2021
One Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Family-friendly movies; bring blankets and chairs

Christmas in the Village
December 3–5, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Santa, carolers, gingerbread-house-making contest and more

Hamilton Christkindlmarkt
December 3–4, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds Event Center at 1715 Fairgrove Ave, Hamilton, Ohio
German music, hood and holiday items

Holiday Pops
December 3–12, 2022 (various dates)
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the holiday music

Light up Greenhills on the Commons
December 3, 2021
Commons at Greenshills (Cincinnati), Ohio
Santa, carriage rides, hot chocolate, ornament making and more

Naughty and Nice
December 3–4, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas music

Pincinnati
December 3–5, 2021
Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati  – Eastgate at 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Pinball show with 120+ machines

Sound of Music
December 3–5, 2021
Parrish Auditorium, Miami University, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio
A classic

Breakfast at the North Pole
December 4, 2021
Liberty Township, Ohio

Christmas Parade
December 4, 2021
Harrison, Ohio

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 4, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
See historic homes decorated for the holidays

Christmas Walk
December 4, 2021
Memorial Park at 2003 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky
6–9pm. Municipal Square and downtown Courthouse Square

Fort Wright Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021
409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, Kentucky
6:30pm

Frontier Christmas at Old Washington Historic Village
December 4, 2021
2028 Old Main St., Maysville, Kentucky
Music, food, photos with Santa, carriage rides

Promont Holiday Home Tours
December 5 and 19, 2021
906 Main Street, Milford, Ohio
1-4pm – Tour this historic home museum

Hamilton Christkindlmarkt
December 11, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds Event Center at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
German food, entertainment and gifts

Holiday Hoopla & Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021
Miami Township Civic Center at 6101 Meijer Dr., Milford, Ohio
3–5:30pm, Visit Santa, decorate cookies and make crafts; tree lit at 5:15pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival
December 4, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Two parades and lots of shopping

Independence Christmas Walk
December 4, 2021
2004 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky

Light Up Madeira
December 4, 2021
Downtown Madeira on Miami Road, Madeira, Ohio
Carriage rides, hot beverages, photo booth, games, carolers and lighting of the tree at 6pm

Operation Santa
December 4, 2021
Symmes Township neighborhoods Symmes Township, Ohio

Oxford Holiday Festival
December 4, 2021
Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, Ohio and Uptown Parks
Craft market, photos with Santa, activities, skating, carriage rides

Santa’s Workshop
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2021
Washington Park at 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Socially distanced photos with Santa; bring your camera

Signature Over-the-Rhine Tour
December 4, 2021
Findlay Market at 1801 Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Guided tour through the German historic district. Stop at 4 restaurants for lunch and wine/beer.

Small Business Shopping Fair
December 4, 2021
Willow Event Center at 7881 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop for gifts, treats and more

St. John Christmas Craft Fair
December 4, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 9401 Mapletop Ln., Loveland, Ohio
100 vendors; baked goods

Streetcar “Christmas” Food Tour
December 4, 11 and 18, 2021
Graeter’s Ice Cream on Fountain Square at 511 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy several streetcar stops for some delicious treats

There’s No Place Like Home Dance
December 4, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
DJ music and lots of dancing

Lunch with Santa
December 5, 2021
Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council at 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pizza lunch, Madcap Puppets and Santa

A Christmas Story
December 9–12 and 16–19, 2021
Washington Opera House at 116 W. 2nd St., Maysville, Kentucky
A live production by the Maysville Players

Amy Grant/Michael Smith: Christmas
December 10, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday music

Happy Hollidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
December 10, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Featuring organist Jelani Eddington, vocal performaners, ballet and a choir

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
December 10–11, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

Hot Chocolate
December 10–11, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Nutcracker revisited by the Revolution Dance Theatre

Walk on Wilburn
December 10, 2021 (+Jan 14, Feb 11 and Mar 11, 2022)
East Walnut Hills business district along Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop, eat and enjoy

A Magical Cirque Christmas
December 11, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cirque artists perform to holiday music

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit
December 11, 2021
Fort Wright, Kentucky

Second Saturday Flea Market
December 11, 2021
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Dr., Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Sing a Song of Christmas with Nancy James
December 11–12, 2021
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater at 802 Matson Pl., Cincinnati, Ohio
Get into the holiday season

The City Flea at Washington Park
December 11, 2021
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Find a treasure

Holly Days
December 11–12, 2021
Heritage Village Museum at 11500 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Enjoy the holidays in a 19th century fashion.

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit
December 11, 2021
Fort Wright, Kentucky

White Christmas Parade
December 11, 2021
Augusta, Kentucky
Bring in the holiday season with this traditional parade

Winter Ball
December 11, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
DJ and special dance performances

Christmas in the Park/Luminary Night
December 12, 2021
Park Hills, Kentucky
Park Hills will have a magical evening filled with lights!

Disney Princess – The Concert
December 12, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Favorite songs from Disney princesses

Santa Photos – Hamilton, Ohio
December 12, 2021
229 Dayton St., Hamilton, Ohio
Goto KcKenzie & Snyder’s parking lot and meet Santa and receive a free photo; no contact friendly set up

Lebanon – Outdoor Christmas Decor Judging
December 14, 2021
Lebanon, Ohio
The Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs is judging the city’s residential holiday decor. Turn on your lights, Lebanon!

The Nutcracker
December 16–26, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this classic ballet!

Final Friday
December 17, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the artists and purchase artwork

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
December 17, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
CSI: Bethlehem with a local choir!

Brent Smith & Zach Myers
December 18, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

Migrate, Hibernate or Tolerate Hike
December 18, 2021
Harbin Park at 1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Must register for hike

Queen City Vaudevillians
December 18, 2021
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky
Holiday Hijinks show

Upstander Family Museum Tour
December 19, 2021
Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio Learn about the Holocaust

Holiday House-Decorating Contest
December 23, 2021
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Rick Springfield Concert
December 29, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Singing: I wish I had Jessie’s girl!

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
December 29–30, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Watch the film while listening to the music of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Clutch
December 31, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

New Year’s Eve at Music Hall: Shaken Not Stirred

December 31, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring in the new year with music!

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve
Through December 26, 2021
Lost Creek Reserve at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy, Ohio
Drive-through light tour! (closed Christmas Eve and Day)

Whispering Christmas
Through December 31, 2021
Fort St. Clair Park at 135 Camden Road, Eaton, Ohio
Drive-thru lights display with 2 million lights

A Carillon Christmas
Through December 30, 2021
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the Carillon Tree of Light, candy cane slopes, train rides and more!
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

A Christrmas Story – The Musical
Through December 30, 3031
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
Through December 30, 2021
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Woodland Lights 2021
Through December 30, 2021 (various nights)
Countryside Park at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Township, Ohio
Walk the half-mile path of holiday lights and displays

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through February 2022
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
The region’s largest outdoor ice rink!

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ParkLights at Caesar Ford Park
520 S. Stringtown Rd., Xenia, Ohio
December 1–31, 2021
110 LED light displays to view from your car

Downtown Tipp City Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
Zion Luthern Church at the corner of N. 3rd and Main Streets, Tipp City, Ohio
Live music, treats and Santa visit

Family Gingerbread House Challenge
December 3, 2021
Miamisburg Community Center at 305 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio
Be supplied with a kit to make a gingerbread house! Snacks and holiday music. Must pre-register.

First Friday Downtown Dayton
December 3, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and more

Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 3, 2021
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Contemporary dance set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky

Holiday Pops
December 3–4, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic will be playing holiday favorites

Hometown Holiday Festival, Parade and Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
Second Street and Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
December 3–12, 2021 (various dates)
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main St., Centerville, Ohio
Adventure with June B. Jones!

Kettering Mayor’s Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
Lincoln Park Civic Commons at 675 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
Sing carols, hot chocolate and cookies

Light the Night Shopping
December 3, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
Luminaries will line the streets!

Santa Paws
December 3, 2021
Lincoln Park at Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
Holiday lights will be on. Bring your dog and photos with Canine Kringle. Tree lighting ceremony

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail
December 3–10, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
A tale about Christmas Eve

Arctic Dash Mud Run
December 4, 2021
YMCA Camp Kern at 5291 SR 350, Oregonia, Ohio
6k with obstacles, trail runs and mud!

Holly Jolly Vendor Fair
December 4, 2021
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Local vendors and artisans

Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Miamisburg
December 4, 2021
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio
See the tree light up and enjoy holiday activities; Parade at 4pm

Purple Poinsettia Craft & Vendor Show
December 4–5, 2021
Greene County Fairgrounds at 120 Fairground Rd., Xenia, Ohio
100 booths of all kinds of wonderful things

St. Helen Christmas Bazaar
December 4, 2021
St. Helen Catholic School at 5086 Burkhart Rd., Riverside, Ohio
50 vendors plus lunch and bake sale

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at The Nutter Center
December 4, 2021
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
A rock opera

Victorian Afternoon Tea at Patterson Homestead
December 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2021
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Three-course tea service. Registration required

Czech Club Christmas Dance
December 5, 2021
922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dancing, drinks and food

Dayton Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
December 5, 2021
Centerville High School at 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville, Ohio
Wear a holiday costume!

Simunye Carol Sing
December 5, 2021
Esplanade, Downtown Springfield, Ohio
5–6:30pm; singing, baked goods and cocoa
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Skinner Pipe Organ Performance
December 5 and 19, 2021
Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium at the Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the concert

Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
December 5, 2021
Vandalia Rec Center at 111 Stonequarry Rd., Vandalia, Ohio
Enjoy the holiday festivities

Deeds Carillon Concerts
December 7, 2021
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Concert by carilonneur Larry Winestein

Horse and Carriage Ride – Downtown Springfield
December 7, 14 and 21, 2021
Downtown Springfield, Ohio
Get into the holiday spirit

Plane Talks
December 7, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (Dayton)
Experts will chat about the exhibit planes

Swingin’ Sounds of the Season
December 7, 2021
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Holiday classics

Santa Claus at the Esplanade
December 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021
Downtown Springfield, Ohio

Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 10–19, 2021 (various dates)
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
An annual tradition for the holidays

ChristKindlemarkt
December 11–12, 2021
Dayton Liederkranz Turner at 400 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
Shop at a German-style Christmas market
Facebook

Christmas with the Celts
December 11, 2021
Clark State University Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Irish music and dance

Soft Santa
December 12, 2021
Miamisburg Community Park Learning Center at 550 S. 1st Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Sensory-friendly environment to meet Santa

Sundaes with Santa
December 12, 2021
Miamisburg Community Park Learning Center at 550 S. 1st Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Make a sundae, decorate a cookie and search for candy canes

Hairspray National Broadway Tour
December 14, 2021
Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield, Ohio
A murder mystery

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
December 18, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

3rd Sunday at Front Street
December 19, 2021
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm
Facebook

Santa Sunday
December 19, 2021
City of Milford, Ohio
Santa climbs on the fire truck and visits each Milford neighborhood with treats from 1–6pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
December 20–26, 2021 (various dates)
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Contemporary circus artistry

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
December 20, 2021
Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy this holiday production

Straight No Chaser: Back in the High Life Tour
December 22, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Male a cappella group

Christmas Eve Luminaries – David’s Cemetery
December 24, 2021
4600 Mad River Road, Kettering, Ohio
Over 4,600 luminaries and 1,400 wreathes

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance
December 31, 2021
American Czechoslovakian Club at 922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Frank Moravcik Band


SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Snowman Contest
Through December 17, 2021
Businesses throughout Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Vote for your favorite decorated snowman

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
Through December 30, 2021 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Inflatable Wonderland
Through January 1, 2022
2026 N. Old Michigan Rd., Osgood, Indiana
Drive through the arches to see over 400 inflatables

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink
Through January 2, 2022
Lawrenceburg, Indiana


Lohrum Christmas in the Park
December 1 – January 1, 2022
Ripley County Fairgrounds at 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Walk or drive through the light display

Home for the Holidays Parade and Tree Lighting

December 3, 2021
Downtown Batesville, Batesville, Indiana
Parade at 6pm; Santa, carriage rides, activities

Holiday Affair on the Square
December 4, 2021
Versailles Courthouse Square at 101 E. 1st North St., Versailles, Indiana
Santa parade, tree lighting, good bags and activities

Miracle on Main Street
December 4, 11, 12,18 and 19, 2021
Aurora, Indiana
Breakfast with Santa

Winter Wonderland Parade and Festivities
December 4, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Crafts, holiday express train, ice carvers, and more

The Nutcracker/Madcap Puppets

December 11, 2021
25969 Dole Rd., West Harrison, Indiana
North Dearborn Branch Library

Sippin with Santa
December 11, 2021
315 Importing Street, Aurora, Indiana

Dancing on Main
Main Street, Aurora, Indiana
December 31, 2021

Perfect North New Year’s Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2021
Perfect North Slopes at 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Skiing, snowboarding and fireworks

Updated November 11, 2021

Sibcy Cline is Voted Cincinnati’s Best of the Best 2021 by Enquirer Readers

11/19/2021 14:34:54

Cincinnati Enquirer readers voted late summer and again in early fall for their local favorite businesses. Sibcy Cline Realtors was among the initial nominees. And, with the final tallies in, the public voted Sibcy Cline as their choice for Cincinnati’s Best of the Best in Real Estate for 2021!

The announcement was made via a virtual awards show:


We are delighted the public appreciates the work of our Realtors, support services and employees. It is always our honor to help those in our local market area find their dream home.

Your Winter Home-Maintenance Check List

11/08/2021 09:00:00

Caulking WindowWinter is just a few months away. Now is the time for homeowners to take the time to perform one last check of their homes before cold weather really sets in for the next few months. Doing so can help to keep everyone in the house safe and warm, while also saving money and averting potential issues.

Pipes
Perhaps the biggest financial risk homes face during the winter are burst pipes. When that happens, water can spill into the walls and cause a lot of damage long before a problem is even detected. It’s always wise for homeowners to assess where they stand with their water pipes.

Pipes that run along the outside of a home or along the ceiling in the basement and are uninsulated could be at risk. Wrapping them in an economic, specialized material or even towels can help protect them even if a home’s heating system stops working. Wrap your pipes and keep your home at 65 degrees or more. Also, know where your home’s water shutoff is located, so you can quickly shut off your water in an emergency.

Other Insulation
When insulating pipes, it’s also important to make sure you aren’t losing heat through uninsulated attics or other spaces. Since heat rises, you may lose a lot more heated air through ceilings. When attics are properly insulated along floors, they not only help to save on heat, but also prevent potential ice dams from forming undetected on the roof because a warmer roof can lead to snow melting under its surface.

Up on the Roof
When thinking about the roof, it’s a good idea to make sure all tiles or shingles are in good shape; and all gutters are cleared of fallen leaves and other debris that can lead to backups and more potential ice dams. A quick trip up a ladder might be all it takes to identify problem areas before they become major issues.

Inspect Your Home’s Exterior
Inspect the exterior of your home and look for any cracks and holes along the edges of window frames and doorways. Fissures can be filled or covered with caulk, which will help keep the heated air inside this winter. While any individual crack or hole is going to be small, some experts estimate that the collective area of all of them across an entire house can amount to the size of an open window.

Need Help?
If you are not comfortable climbing onto the roof or doing other home-related activity, reach out to Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can make recommendations of vetted vendors to you.

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