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Three rivers come together to form a river mouth where this Cincinnati Sister City was founded. Can you guess the name of the city? (Bonus points if you know the names of the rivers too!)

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Hi Everyone,

I’ve decided to change the format a little bit. Instead of a picture a day (although, pictures will definitely still be posted), I’m going to post a bit of trivia about Cincinnati or one of our sister cities.

Let’s start with a question about Nancy, France!

Do you know the three most famous squares in Nancy? 

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2月17日,一个普通而平凡的日子,但对于辛辛那提来说却意义非凡,因为争议已久的有轨电车项目已尘埃落定,这一天在市区的纪念堂举行奠基仪式。对于没有地铁,目前只有公交车的辛辛那提来说,这无疑是件值得让人兴奋的事情。这将成为辛辛那提市一个重要的历史转折点。

这天天气很好,暖暖的阳光给寒冷的冬日带来了些许暖意,此前几日还是阴雨天,这一天却很幸运地放晴了,这就不至于让聚集在纪念堂前的百来人感到那么冷了,由于纪念堂里面已经塞满了人,即便里面有演讲正在进行,很多人都俨然放弃了往里钻的念头,因为美国人都不喜欢拥挤。纪念堂正门前面的街道正是未来电车轨道路线的必经路段之一。

这个电车项目投资1.1亿美金,几乎横跨辛辛那提整个市中心,轨道由俄亥俄河边一直延伸到Over-the-Rhine(一地区名,中文名不详),总长3.8英里。

出席奠基仪式的领导人包括辛辛那提市市长马克.马洛里(Mark. Mallory),美国交通部部长拉胡德(Ray. LaHood),以及其他高级市政官员和部分市政议员。虽然距离辛辛那提市民真正坐上第一架电车还有两年时间,但决定启动此项目已是城市改善的一大进步,市民们都期待着这一举措能给城市的再改造带来辉煌的成果。就像市长马克所说的:“辛辛那提已经翻开了历史新一页,我们已由过去对为什么要建设有轨电车的讨论走到了项目正式启动的今天”。

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Have questions about the Rwandan Genocide? Well, on February 7th at 7:30 pm, Xavier University is offering, for free, the ability for the public to learn more.

Immaculée Ilibagiza is the author of multiple books, but the most well-known is probably her first: Left to Tell. In this memoir, Ilibagiza describes her ordeal during the Rwandan Genocide. She hid for 91 days with 7 other women in the bathroom of a pastor. Out of all of her family, only Immaculée and her brother, who was studying in Senegal, survived.

Don’t miss this her story!

Ilibagiza has received multiple awards for her humanitarian speaking as well as various honorary doctoral degrees.

If you would like to attend, the address is: 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills.

Helpful links:

Immaculée Ilibagiza’s official website

Left to Tell’s official website

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Ever wonder what you can do on MLK Day in Cincinnati?

There are tons of activities throughout the region, but there are a couple that stand out (at least to me).

These two celebrations focus on African culture, but hurry because they are only for this weekend!

African Culture Festival Film Screening

Held twice a day at the Cincinnati Museum Center, these films are FREE to see thanks to the Pan African Film Festival. They are not full feature, but various short films.

Showing times are: Saturday at 11am & 2pm; Sunday at 11am & 2pm; and Monday at 11am

English: One of the mural replicas now present...

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Kuna Karamu Africa

Also held at the Cincinnati Museum Center from 7:30 until 11 pm this Saturday (01/14/12), Kuna Karamu Africa will let you taste the authentic cuisine from southern Africa with a cash bar, entertainment and a ‘village’ set up.

Entrance is $25 per person, but if you’re a Museum Member you can save $5!

There are tons of Martin Luther King Events this weekend, and I hope everyone has fun!

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Welcome!               ¡Bienvenido!               Willkomen!               Bienvenue!

                        欢迎                                ようこそ                          환영

 

Welcome to “The City that Sings”! 

Have you ever wanted to get involved with the international community in Cincinnati? Or visit the Queen City? Then we’re here for you!

The Sister City program is a non-profit designed to help bridge the gap between the US and the rest of the world.

This blog’s goal is to help bring news, events, and places in Cincinnati of interest to anyone with a global viewpoint. On top of this, I’ll try to provide fascinating cultural tidbits, travel options, and news from the 8 Sister Cities attached to Cincinnati:

Munich, Germany

Nancy, France

Liuzhou, China

New Taipei City, Taiwan

Gifu, Japan

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Harare, Zimbabwe

Mysore, India

 

Thanks for the interest! Let’s enjoy International Cincinnati together!

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