Every June, at least as far back as my memory serves, we have done the hard work of evaluating all our communities and showcasing the results in the June issue of Cincy. Researching information from the census, board of realtors, police departments, education reports, and local governments is no easy task for our writers and editors, but it's highly rewarding.

We usually find out at least two things: that change is most often the norm among the rankings, especially within the Top 10, and that some communities that seek the No. 1 status are "always the bridesmaid and never the bride."

This year is no different. There were plenty of changes but some, possibly residents from communities including Indian Hill may now think we at Cincy have a major chip on our shoulder. It seems their neighboring suburb, Madeira, may have their number in more ways than just on the gridiron.

Obviously, crunching the numbers like this can't tell the whole story.

I would wager that a good majority of us have taken a Sunday afternoon drive around Indian Hill with dreams of grandeur.

This issue is jam-packed with things we hope you can enjoy. We have a strong business package lead by our annual Manny Award winners, who excel in local manufacturing and raise the bar for us all to emulate.

For those who think grassroots efforts to change the mind of a large school system would not amount to much, take a look at the no-nonsense approach of those involved with the new Hyde Park Elementary. And in a lighter vein, it just wouldn't be right for the June issue not to have something about the boys of summer. So, we went right to the clubhouse to get the inside scoop from the Reds regarding their preferred cool threads.

We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we did putting it all together. It's another summer for us all to enjoy what we have here in the Tristate. - 

Publisher & President

Eric Harmon