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Nonprofit Spotlight: Notre Dame Urban Education Center offers after-school programming in safe, learning environment

The NKyTribune is teaming up with Horizon Community Funds on a continuing series on the nonprofits serving our region. By Tess Brown Horizon Community Funds The time between the end of the school day and bedtime for children can often be packed with activities and homework. Many students struggle to keep up, especially if the out-of-school time is not a structured environment, or an environment that...

Holiday for Heroes 4th for Our Soldiers Celebration Saturday at Arborwood Subdivision in Burlington

By Benjamin Shipp NKyTribune reporter The 13th annual Holiday for Heroes “4th for Our Soldiers Celebration” takes place Saturday on Catalpa Lane in Burlington’s Arborwood subdivision. Activities include a live concert from DV8 Rocks the House, a fireworks show by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, sky diving by Team Fast Trax, and much more. Founded in 2005, Holiday for Heroes was initially a family...

17th Ohio River Paddlefest, largest paddling event in U.S. is Aug. 4, benefits Outdoor Adventure Clubs

For the 17th year, the Ohio River Paddlefest will attract over 2,000 people to participate in the 9-mile paddle down the Ohio through Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Paddlefest is recognized by the American Canoe Association as the largest paddling event in the nation.  Paddlers from 20+ states will take to the water Saturday morning, August 4th, in 1,600...

NASCAR legend Craven highlights Speedway Children’s Charity Dinner at the Boathouse

By Benjamin Shipp NKyTribune reporter The seventh running of the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway is just a little more than a week away and the eyes of the NASCAR world will be focused on the Bluegrass. NASCAR legend Ricky Craven speaks to reporters at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse about the important work done by Speedway Children’s Charities. Craven was the featured...

BCPL July Calendar of events for adults includes Concert in the Park featuring the McCartney Project

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of July. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children is published separately. In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time...

DCCH celebrates milestone, ‘100 Lives Changed,’ of children who found ‘forever home’ though adoption

100 Lives Changed, the milestone achievement marking 100 children who found forever families by way of adoption. A private event was held on DCCH Festival Grounds, to celebrate, recognize and congratulate the over 100 children and 62 families who adopted through the Special Needs Adoption Program at DCCH Center for Children and Families. Over 200 people made it more of a reunion for many of the adoptive...

Alexandria golfer carries state sign, leads Team Kentucky into stadium at Special Olympics USA

Special Olympics Kentucky athlete Jude Zilliox of Alexandria had the honor of carrying the state sign and leading Team Kentucky into Husky Stadium on the University of Washington campus Sunday during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Alexandria golfer Jude Zilliox leads Team Kentucky into Husky Stadium on the University of Washington campus Sunday (provided photo). Zilliox...

Runners and walkers brave the heat, participate in Salvation Army Donut Dash to benefit local children

By Benjamin Shipp NKyTribune intern While the summer heat may be keeping some Northern Kentuckians from braving the outdoors, The Salvation Army has found a pair of unlikely activities to ‘SAY YES’ to spending a day out in the sun: donuts and a mini-marathon. Bill Whipp, left and Tom Kruer braved Saturday’s sweltering heat to participate in the Salvation Army Donut Dash. On Saturday, entrants...

St. Elizabeth and Kroger Round Up to End Hunger program provides gift cards for families in need

St. Elizabeth Pastoral Care, Nutrition Services, the Gift Shops, and the Foundation, unveiled Round Up to End Hunger, a program that provides grocery store gift cards for families in need throughout the community. This initiative that began in March, allows patrons at St. Elizabeth cafeterias, cafes and gift shops to “round up” their purchase totals to the nearest dollar to donate their extra change...

Point/ARC offering PEERS program, a new social skills group for teens with autism, social challenges

The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati is the first organization in the region to offer the PEERS Social Skills Group for Young Adults program, helping teens with autism or other social challenges build and maintain lasting relationships. PEERS for Young Adults is a 12-week evidence-based social skills class for motivated young adults between the ages of 18-38 with Autism...

Social Venture Partners invites nonprofits to apply for two grant opportunities, deadline is August 3

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati (SVP) invites Greater Cincinnati area nonprofits to apply for two exciting grant opportunities available through one application. The focus area for both is Innovation and the opportunities are as follows: • Apply to be SVP’s next investee!  Investees receive a total grant of up to $60,000 over the course of three years.  Investees also receive the strategic...

Chocolate — yummy chocolate — is sweet subject of exhibit opening today at the Cincinnati Museum Center

From kings to kids, rainforests to candy wrappers, experience the global journey of everyone’s favorite sweet treat. Chocolate: The Exhibition is open June 29 through January 6, 2019 at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). 
Chocolate hasn’t always been a bar. It hasn’t always been available to the masses. It hasn’t even always been sweet. Chocolate: The Exhibition tracks the rich...

IMPACT 100 giving network names six nonprofit finalists for four $104,000 grants to support projects

For 16 years, Impact 100 has awarded major grants to local nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati who are committed to improving and transforming their community. The organization raised $416,000 and began accepting applications for the 2018 grants. After a six-month application and vetting process, six finalists were named at an event recently at...

Salvation Army kicks off SAY YES! Summer Giving Campaign with donor match, 5K run and walk

The Salvation Army’s Summer Giving Campaign: “SAY YES!” asks the community to give generously this summer to help fund its  efforts during the warmer months. Efforts include sending campers to CAMP SWONEKY, The Salvation Army’s summer camp for kids in need located in Oregonia, Ohio, as well local day camps and providing meals and recreation for kids in need while school is out. Additionally, Red...

Northern Kentucky Picnic Table Project a big success; winning tables get awards

The Catalytic Fund’s Northern Kentucky Picnic Table Project was a big success. In all, 73 picnic tables were purchased, over 300 people participated in the painting parties, and over 600 people from 84 zip codes picnicked on the Purple People Bridge to view the tables and the awards. Sone of the picnic tables have been publicly-located and will be included on the NKYArtTours.com website. Others...