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NKY Community Action Commission gets Innovative Nonprofit Award from KY Nonprofit Network

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network has awarded Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) with the 2017 Innovative Nonprofit Award. This award recognizes an organization that implements inventive, nontraditional programs or methods that effectively meet community needs. NKCAC won the Innovative Nonprofit Award for its Lincoln Grant Scholar House – an initiative providing supportive housing...

Condition of Fiona’s dad, Henry, improves, Cincinnati Zoo officials optimistic for recovery

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s much-beloved hippo Henry has been struggling with health issues for weeks. An exam last week revealed an infection and abnormal kidney function that vets feared would be untreatable. Henry with Fiona and Bibbi (photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo) Today’s exam, however, indicated that antibiotics and treatment seem to be working. The 36-year-old father of...

Annual Asbury United Methodist Church Craft Fair scheduled for November 10 in Highland Heights

It’s been a Northern Kentucky time-honored tradition for over 37 years and it returns to Highland Heights in early November. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the annual Asbury United Methodist Church, 38th Annual Craft Fair on Friday, November 10th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. If you enjoy any of the following this renowned craft fair is especially...

Women’s Crisis Center’s annual ‘Toast for Hope’ is Friday; order your tickets here for a fun evening

The Women’s Crisis Center’s 9th Annual Toast for Hope is Friday from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Drees Pavilion. Eat, drink and be giving at the event featuring wine, craft beer and bourbon tastings paired with dinner by-the-bite, open bar, live and silent auctions, a DJ, dancing — and more. Michael Thornton from Boone County Distilling Company will be offering bourbon tastings throughout...

Keep Covington Beautiful looking for volunteers — help plant trees, perk up the park, donate trash

Keep Covington Beautiful is looking for volunteers and involvement for three major upcoming events: Madison Avenue Tree Planting  Saturday, October 28th 9 a.m.- noon Thanks to a $5000 grant from Keep America Beautiful and UPS, KCB is partnering with the Covington Urban Forestry Board, the City of Covington, and the Austinburg Neighborhood Association to plant 46 trees on Madison Avenue from 15th...

Jody Robinson, Jim Price among those earning Excellence awards from Preservation Kentucky

Preservation Kentucky today announced their 2017 Excellence in Preservation Awards, with this year’s recipients from Campbell, Fayette, Franklin, Harlan, Jefferson, McCracken, Oldham and Pulaski Counties.     “The annual awards are an important event for Preservation Kentucky and the community-at-large,” said executive director Betsy Hatfield.  “It’s a time for us to recognize those...

Behringer-Crawford’s ‘Spirits with The Spirits’ to feature scary good bourbon, spooky spirits Friday

Behringer Crawford’s newest fundraiser is also a fun, tasty one — hosted by its new Young Professionals Group ALIVE! It’s ‘Spirits with The Spirits’ on Friday at 6 p.m. at the museum in Devou Park. Josh Quinn from Boone County Distilling Co. and Gregg Wilson from RHEINGEIST will be on hand. Hysterical Hauntings actors will entertain with area history and ghost stories. Tickets...

Carnegie’s ArtStop Artist workshops open to children 7-12 start on Saturday, Nov. 4 for eight weeks

Calling all young artists! The Carnegie has opened registration for its winter ArtStop Artist Series workshops. Taught by local teaching artists, and open to children ages 7-12, the workshops will focus on the spooky, the monstrous, and the wild, while teaching visual art and acting skills. While the classes have traditionally taken place after school, new this year, the workshops will take place on...

Expect the unexpected at ‘Carnegie Miscast,’ featuring local performers in surprise roles

Actors have a list of roles they’d love to play, some more realistic than others. For one night only, patrons at The Carnegie can expect the unexpected as Carnegie Miscast gives local theatre performers the chance to tackle songs they wouldn’t traditionally have the opportunity perform in front of an audience. Slated for Saturday, October 28, the Carnegie Miscast lineup includes actors such as...

NKCAC getting ‘Pay It Forward’ support from West Sixth Brewing: Celebrate Oct. 19th, Smoke Justis

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) is the recipient of the West Sixth Brewing Pay It Forward campaign. Each quarter, West Sixth selects four nonprofits throughout Kentucky that are nominated by community members and voted on by West Sixth Brewing employees. For every Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter six-pack sold through the end of September, West Sixth will donate 50 cents to NKCAC....

Boone County Public Library holding Local Author Book Fair Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

Boone County Public Library will hold a Local Author Book Fair on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The event wil kickoff at 1 p.m. with Orville Mann reading excerpts from his book The Adventures of George Lee: A Race Against Time and discussing the writing and publishing process. A book fair with a wide range of local authors will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Big Bone Lick’s Salt Festival starts today, runs all weekend; activities show lives of pioneers

Step back in time as Big Bone Lick State Historic Site returns to days long past during the 35th annual Salt Festival this weekend, Oct. 13-15.    The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living, frontier skills, traditions, and lifeways. Browse the crafters corner to see the many handcrafted items for sale and find lots of good eats at the food court.   Enjoy folk and bluegrass music, listen...

Ludlow Lagoon Fest celebrates once-grand, former NKy park icon, famous throughout Midwest

By Ruth Bamberger Ludlow Historic Society At the turn of the 20th century, the Ludlow Lagoon Amusement Park in the Sleepy Hollow Road area was a premier entertainment venue not just in Greater Cincinnati, but in the Midwest as well. The Park featured an 85-acre lake with a boathouse and beaches, a fashionable clubhouse, theater, popular rides of the day, and a Motordome for motorcycle racing. Thousands...

Cathedral Concert Series continues 42nd season on October 22, featuring Handel, Vivaldi and Bach

Cathedral Concert Series’ 42nd Season continues with the Music of Handel, Vivaldi and J.S. Bach on October 22 at 3 p.m. Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra returns, conducted by Director, L. Brett Scott. This program features G.F. Händel’s Te Deum, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, and J.S. Bach’s Wie sohl ich fliehen hin.   The Covington Basilica’s pristine acoustics and inspiring gothic space...

Emergency Shelter of NKY to host open house on October 12; check out donations needed

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) will host its annual open house on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the shelter.   This event is an opportunity to showcase the cold-weather shelter to family, friends, and neighbors and introduce them to the organization’s life-saving and life-changing mission. The shelter is located at 634 Scott Street in Covington. There will be parking...