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Sule, Alois Alzheimer’s foundations team up to offer ‘Living with Alzheimer’s Disease’ at Beechwood

The 3rd annual Living With Alzheimer’s Disease conference will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Beechwood Independent School, 54 Beechwood Road, Ft. Mitchell. This free conference will feature nine breakout sessions along with keynote presenter Dr. Rhonna Shatz, DO, from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Rhonna Shatz Topics to be presented will include informative sessions...

Fifth annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park features Craft Beer Village, benefits Tender Mercies

The fifth annual Taste of OTR takes place Saturday, Aug. 26, in Cincinnati’s Washington Park. The event, produced by Tender Mercies, benefits over 150 adults with mental illness recovering from the trauma of homelessness each year. The Taste of OTR features restaurant, food truck tastings, and retailers that make OTR a vibrant cultural center of Cincinnati. The Taste of OTR will also feature the...

The Carnegie Galleries Announce 2017-18 Exhibition Season — favorite artists and newcomers

The Carnegie has announced the 2017-18 Gallery Season under the leadership of Exhibitions Director, Matt Distel. The season will feature work from some of The Carnegie’s favorite artists, as well as newcomers to the gallery. New this year, the upstairs galleries will feature a season-long installation format, while the Ohio National Financial Services Main Gallery and the Hutson Gallery will host...

Carnegie names interim director Kimberly Best to executive director to head the arts nonprofit

The Carnegie has named Kimberly Best executive director of the non-profit arts organization.   Best, who has served as the interim director since May, has a long history with The Carnegie, having joined the organization in 2009 as a development associate. While she left in 2013 to work for the Bethesda Foundation, Best returned in early 2016 to take on the position of deputy director, where she was...

Sisters and friends come together to Rally for the Cure August 23, sponsorships still available

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter When illness strikes, a woman can always count on her girlfriends to circle the wagons — or, in some instances, the golf carts. Rally for the Cure 2016 participants from left to right are, Mary Jo List, Stephanie Murdock, Amy Beck, Dale Silver, and Cassie Forrester (provided photos). When Martha Barnes was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2005, her friends...

Brighton Center’s Early Scholars Child Development Center gets coveted 5-Star rating

Brighton Center’s Early Scholars Child Development Center has obtained a 5-Star rating awarded from Kentucky All Stars. Early Scholars is the on-site child development center at Northern Kentucky Scholar House in Newport. Kentucky All Stars is a quality rating and improvement system serving all early child care and education programs that receive public funding in the state. Early Scholars received...

Zach Salmon Soldier 5K Run registrations now open; supports Union’s Adopt-A-Unit program

Registration has begun for the annual SPC Zachary Salmon Soldier 5K Run to be held September 24, at the Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union.  The race will begin at 9 a.m.   The annual run raises funds for the Union Adopt-A-Unit Program that supports the HHT, 1-32 CAV, 1st BCT, 10-1St Airborne Air Assault Unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  The Run honors the memory of Union resident...

Northern Kentucky Harvest Backpacks and Breakfast today gave free school supplies to students

To ease the financial burden low-income families face as they send their kids back to school, more than 900 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away today at the 17th annual Backpacks and Breakfast event put on by Northern Kentucky Harvest. The event was this morning in Goebel Park at Fifth and Philadelphia streets in Covington’s MainStrasse. It included free breakfast served in the...

Cincinnati Museum Center accepting nominations for annual Children’s Museum Difference Makers Awards

Do you know someone who is devoting their time and resources to mentor underserved children into the next generation of software engineers and computer coders? Or a child who collects books for classmates who may not have any? Maybe you know a business that provides resume workshops for high school students. Provided photo Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) wants to honor them at its tenth annual Duke...

Florence Rotary honors Special Olympics leaders Mark and Debbie Staggs as Citizens of the Year

Florence Rotary Club has named Mark and Debbie Staggs of Florence as the 2017 Citizens of the Year for their more than a quarter of a century of leadership of the Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky. Mark and Debbie Staggs will be recognized as the Florence Rotary Club Citizens of the Year for their work with Special Olympics (provided photo). The club will honor the Staggs at a noon luncheon on...

Seven master artists awarded Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants, including a NKyian

Seven Kentucky master artists have been awarded Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant provides $3,000 to a Kentucky master folk or traditional artist to teach skills, practices and culture to a less experienced artist from the same community during the course of a year. The seven recipients are folk or traditional...

Carrie VanDerzee named new executive director of Covington Ladies Home;

Carrie VanDerzee has been selected as the Executive Director of the Covington Ladies Home. She replaces Janet Borton, who held the position for six years prior to her retirement. In her position, VanDerzee’s responsibilities will include managing daily operations, providing leadership to the staff, maintaining personal contact with the residents, promoting the home with prospective residents, and...

East Row Historic Foundation holding third Trash Bash Challenge to clean up Newport; win fun awards

Help make Newport more beautiful! The East Row Historic Foundation says don’t miss the 3rd Annual spirited trash-collection competition, followed by a celebration with prizes, and a chance to eat, drink, and be merry with fellow Newportians. The big day is August 27 at 2 p.m. at Providence Park (next to the Dog Park), 449 Linden Ave. 
 Create teams of 4 to compete for a chance to win these...

Gateway, St. Elizabeth to host RiverBlast fireworks event at Great American Ballpark; tickets available

Don’t miss RiverBlast 2017 brought by the Gateway Community & Technical College Foundation and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Experience the Western/Southern/WEBN Labor Day weekend fireworks in private viewing areas at the Great American Ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 3.   Guests will enjoy a VIP evening of tours of the ballpark, full beverage service*, dinner, private seating to view the Western &...

Kentucky Arts Council awards $1.2m in operating support to 95 organizations, including three in NKY

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.2 million in operating support to 95 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2018 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program. The KAP program provides nonprofit arts organizations with unrestricted operating support to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky. Here are the...