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Enjoy over 100 free family-friendly events as Great Outdoor Weekend returns Saturday and Sunday

Join thousands of Greater Cincinnati residents and visitors at the 18th annual Great Outdoor Weekend, the region’s largest outdoor events sampler. Presented each September by Green Umbrella in alignment with National Public Lands Day, Great Outdoor Weekend features over 100 free, family-friendly events and activities hosted by partnering organizations across the Greater Cincinnati region. “This...

Dave Dauwe is back where his journey began and is pastor at Ludlow First Baptist Church

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today On Groundhog Day in February 2020, Dave Dauwe took over as pastor of the church where his Christian journey began. He has pastored five other churches but has now come full circle. 
Dauwe grew up on a street that intersects Linden Street, where Ludlow First Baptist Church sits. It was 1985 when a friend invited him to church and Dauwe decided a life with Jesus was what...

Beyond the Curb returns Oct. 3 with insider’s look at Covington’s Old Seminary Square, West Side

Beyond the Curb, Northern Kentucky’s popular home tour will offer an insider’s look at properties in Covington’s Old Seminary Square and West Side neighborhoods on Sunday, October 3 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. NKyTribune readers get exclusive savings by using the promotional code “Tribune” when purchasing tickets. During 2020 and the first part of 2021, the Catalytic Fund, the host of Beyond the...

Kentucky by Heart: Fall festival season is the perfect time experience and celebrate all things Kentucky

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist It’s the time of the year when leaves begin to fall and temps start cooling, a sign that fall festival season is starting in Kentucky. And boy does the Commonwealth have a bunch of ‘em from which to choose. If one includes those in late November which are often pre-Christmas gatherings, there are about 200, though I’d be sure to check before going in...

Our Rich History: Cooperative education at Thomas More College; early years of work experience

By Dr. Raymond Hebert Thomas More University Part 13 of our series “Retrospect and Vista II: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021” Many people in Greater Cincinnati are aware of the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) long-standing program called “Cooperative Education.” UC had the first program in the country in the early 20th century (1906) and it is still a crucial part of the curriculum...

The River: 1952 started badly but ended up being the year a young boy really connected with the river

(Editor’s note: The Captain is taking a bit of a break and will be back soon. So we are sharing the beginnings of his tales of The River. This column was his second, in December, 2017.) (The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life.) 
By Captain Don Sanders Special...

Florence Rotary Club awards its Citizen of the Year honor to Paula McPeake, a consummate volunteer

For 27 years, the Rotary Club of Florence has presented its Citizen of the Year Award to recognize an individuals for “service above self.” This year’s award went to Paula McPeake. McPeake is the volunteer Ment2Be coordinator for Stephens Elementary School — and much more. She also has a mentee in the program and has become an important part of Emma’s life. Dennis McEvoy...

Erlanger to celebrate end of summer with Arlinghaus Summer Sendoff Festival on Sept. 18 at Silverlake

Plan to celebrate the end of summer in Erlanger at the Arlinghaus Summer Sendoff festival set for Saturday, September 18. The City of Erlanger and the Erlanger Business Council will host the music and arts festival at Silverlake Park from 2–10 p.m., with a Rozzi firework show to follow presented by Silverlake Family Place. “The City of Erlanger is thrilled to finally announce the Arlinghaus Summer...

Celebrating the ‘More’: Thomas More kicks off 100th anniversary year with major campaign and big plans

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Thomas More University will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout the year, having kicked off its Centennial with a series of events that define the meaning of “More.” That “more” included the unveiling by President Joseph Chillo of the university’s Lighting the Way 2021-2026 Strategic Plan and the launch of a $30 million Second Century...

Butterfly tagging event at Covington’s Goebel, Randolph Parks aims to help save iconic monarch

With firm but gentle pressure, Patrick Moore picked the colorful monarch butterfly out of the net, pressed the leading edges of its wings together, and then carefully attached a tiny sticker to the part of the wing called its “discal cell.” Releasing it into the air, Moore described his high hopes for the procedure: “How cool would it be if we could tag a monarch in Covington that gets recovered...

Kentucky by Heart: Hoofed Marine Sgt. Reckless made incredible mark on U.S. military history

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist In recognition of her amazing valor in the Korean War, she was awarded a battlefield promotion from corporal to sergeant in a formal ceremony on a viewing stand. She was later promoted to staff sergeant, this time with a ceremony personally presided over by the then U.S. Marine commandant, General Randolph Pate. The ceremony included a 19-gun salute and a 1700-person...

Our Rich History: Father Anthony Deye was a 50-year Activist/Civil Rights Advocate and History Professor

By Dr. Raymond Hebert Special to NKyTribune Part 12 of Our Series: “Retrospect and Vista II: Thomas More College/University. 1971-2021” Fr. Anthony Deye was well known in Northern Kentucky in the final decades of the twentieth century as “a crusader for civil rights, education, children and the elderly for more than fifty years” (“Civil Rights Champion Deye Dies,” Kentucky Post, January...

The River: Where to start? With great storytelling and an “in the beginning’ — for a great way of life

(Editor’s note: Captain Don needed a bit of a break to take care of some personal business — and he’ll be back soon. We thought it might be a good time to celebrate a great storytelling tradition that started on Dec. 10, 2017 with a question that won’t surprise his readers: Where do I start? Beware: Great storytelling follows.) This is his very first column. (The riverboat...

Our Rich History Revisited: 9/11 etched in our hearts and our memorials; a day we’ll never forget

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, we are offering this Our Rich History column from September, 2106, in honor of all the fallen. We will never forget. Close-up of the words, “It started as a beautiful day …,” Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial, Crescent Springs Community Park. (Photo by Paul Tenkotte) By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune “It started as a beautiful...

Your COVID game plan: With fall sports seasons in high gear, are those packed stadiums really safe?

By Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller Kaiser Health News The college football season is kicking into high gear, the National Football League season started Sept. 9, and the baseball pennant races are heating up. For the first time since 2019, nearly all stadiums will be fully open to fans. In the so-called Before Times, sitting shoulder to shoulder inside a stadium with tens of thousands of boisterous spectators...