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NKY Restoration Weekend coming up, celebrating ‘old’ and helping historic homes remain assets

NKY Restoration Weekend is Saturday at Newport Intermediate School, 95 West 9th Street. It’s a free event on a myriad of topics about historic houses and neighborhoods.

Sessions start at 9 a.m. but participants are urged to come early to check in and have coffee and nosh, thanks to Fresh Thyme and Newport Starbucks. Lunch will be noon-1:30 p.m. The closing session is at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Walking Tour that will end at Crazy Fox.

Old isn’t a bad word at this event — learn how to ensure your historic house is an asset today and in the future.

Get your questions answered, learn about maintenance, repair, research, trees, and making your neighborhood vibrant.

Meet experts, city and state preservation staff so bring pictures if you have questions.

RSVP encouraged to register for classes:  www.nkyrestoration.com  

Topics include: Masonry Restoration, Chimneys & Fireplaces, Solar Power Your Historic House, Taking Care of Your Historic Trees, Make Your House Energy Efficient, Nuts & Bolts of Electrical Wiring, Roofs, Gutters, Architect C.C. Weber designs (which includes the Newport Intermediate School).

Along with the presentations, seminars, and workshops there is a Vendors Fair including a Taste and Talk with free lunch for all attendees to enhance interaction between vendors and attendees. Several Newport businesses and area residents are participating: Webb’s BBQ and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market with presentations by Jim Price and Margo Warminski.
NKY Restoration Weekend is presented by these partners: City of Newport, City of Covington, City of Bellevue, American Chimney, Cincinnati Preservation Association and Tiburon Energy and Construction.
The Newport Board of Education for offering the school site for the event. 

Newport High School students will have their Newport “Then and Now” project on display, which is being presented at state competition in Lexington in April. 

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  1. Angel Bogart says:

    It’s really nice that historic homes could be repaired, restored, and insured as a valuable asset on your portfolio. Grandpa should seriously consider doing having his old cottage house at the foot of the mountain assessed and renovated before everything falls down. Proper maintenance wouldn’t only keep the property beautiful as a historic site, it would also be easier for him and Grandma to live there and preserve the house through constant use.

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