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Safe Aging Coalition raising funds to provide night lights to elderly — falls are a leading cause of injury

The Safe Aging Coalition of Northern Kentucky is a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting health and wellness among aging and at-risk adults through safety education and awareness programs. Now, the group is raising money through RedBasket.org to purchase night lights to keep older people safer in their homes at night. Over the last two years, the Safe Aging Coalition has been focused on...

Bluegrass on the Ohio free concert series starts June 25, continues monthly at new Taylor Creek Park

A Bluegrass music concert series is coming to Northern Kentucky this summer at Taylor Creek Park, the new riverfront park on the Ohio River that straddles the boundary between the cities of Bellevue and Newport.   The free concert series – known as “Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River” – will be held once each month during June, July, and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first concert will...

Fridays in July offer plenty of family-friendly fun at Behringer-Crawford Museum — here’s the schedule

Puppets, paper airplanes, art that pops, birds of prey . . .  Fridays will be a flurry of family-friendly fun at Behringer-Crawford Museum during July. Each Friday from 7-8 p.m., BCM’s open-air amphitheater will host low-cost, entertaining and interactive outdoor activities that grown-ups and kids can enjoy together.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children aged 3-12. Parking is free....

Point/Arc adds new, fun event — Boots and Brews — to its fundraising to support its services; mark calendar for Sept. 29

The Point/Arc will have its first Boots and Brews event, a new fundraiser to support its work, on September 29. The event will be held at the DCCH Barn from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get your boots ready, the event will be a fun-filled afternoon of live music, food trucks, and beer – all benefiting The Point/Arc. The Derek Alan Band will provide the music for the day.

Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit focuses on building resilient region; Dayton schools honored

Is the Greater Cincinnati region prepared to respond to a changing climate? How are other cities making sure they are resilient in the face of extreme weather events? At the 4th annual Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, 350 attendees explored how local municipalities, businesses and peer regions are adapting to climate change and other environmental challenges. Participants discussed how to work...

City of Fort Thomas presents ‘Share What You CAN’ to benefit Brighton Center’s Food Pantry

The City of Fort Thomas will hold a free concert to benefit Brighton Center’s food pantry. Share What You CAN, sponsored by Crawford Insurance and United Bank will take place Tuesday June 19 at Tower Park Amphitheater in Fort Thomas from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Katie Walters of Q102 will emcee the concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the over 2,800 families who...

Sgt. Pepper Spray Band debuts at Music@BCM June 21, brings sounds of the late 60s and 70s

The Sgt. Pepper Spray Band will rock your world on June 21 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum amphitheater in Covington’s beautiful Devou Park. This energetic four-piece group will perform music made popular by the Beatles, Tom Petty, Van Morrison and others. BCM’s sound engineer, Rob Currens, will assume a different role as he takes the stage as Sgt. Pepper Spray’s drummer. Currens...

State association urges nonprofits to get up to speed on new law requiring charities to charge sales tax

Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the Commonwealth’s association of nonprofits, is providing resources and hosting a webinar on June 28 to help nonprofits learn how to comply with a new Kentucky law. Effective July 1 the law will require organizations to collect sales tax from supporters of special events and some programs. At the same time, KNN will be pursuing a legislative solution with the General...

National census shows large demand, lack of resources for KY domestic violence programs

On September 13, 2017, Kentucky domestic violence programs served 962 adults and children.  However, a significant number of requests for help – 57 – went unmet because domestic violence agencies lacked the funding and staff to meet demand. The data comes from the release of the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 12th National Census of Domestic Violence Services.  The...

River Sweep yield: Clean banks, strange debris; event covers 981 miles of Ohio River, tributaries

Tired and sore muscles are likely. Muddy gloves a given. And a sense of accomplishment a certainty. But the one thing that volunteers in the annual Ohio River Sweep are most prone to compare after several hours of picking up garbage are unusual stories – because you just never know what will wash up on the banks of the Ohio and Licking rivers. Strange things … like a snub-nose revolver...

Allstate Foundation awards $50,000 in grants to Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Allstate Foundation awarded the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) $50,000 to support its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Project this year. The Allstate Foundation and KCADV have partnered for 13 years to break the cycle of domestic violence through economic empowerment. Since 2015, the foundation has made grants of close to $1.2 million to KCADV and its member programs. Advocates...

Leadership Kentucky announces 2018 class; several Northern Kentuckians on the list

Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, is proud to announce the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018. Leadership Kentucky, a non-profit educational organization, brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities,...

Brighton Recovery Center for Women marks 10 years of helping women move toward sobriety, productivity

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter Ten years ago, when the Brighton Recovery Center for Women opened, alcohol, marijuana, and some cocaine were generally the addictions that plagued the women who came through its doors. During a visit to the Brighton Recovery Center for Women in October, Gov. Matt Bevin said the Center is an example of a program that works. Left to right, Gov. Bevin, Brighton Recovery...

Brighton Recovery Center for Women in Florence celebrates 10th Anniversary Wednesday

Brighton Recovery Center for Women will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. A morning program will include guest speaker Edwin King, Executive Director of Kentucky Housing Corporation; Gary Moore, Boone County Judge Executive; Tammy Weidinger, Brighton Center President and CEO; Jeremy Hayden, Brighton Center Board of Directors Chair; and Anita Prater, Brighton Recovery...

Children, Inc . Receives Grant from Roeding Insurance Group and Westfield Insurance Foundation

Children, Inc. received a $6,000 grant from Roeding Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation to help children and families achieve success as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy...