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Cincinnati in Motion and The Cave return to Museum Center, Science Interactives Gallery expands

Guests can once again tower over historic downtown Cincinnati and explore deep inside a limestone cave. The Cincinnati in Motion exhibit returns to Cincinnati Museum Center (provided photos). Two of Cincinnati Museum Center’s (CMC) most beloved exhibits have reopened, renewed and refreshed. After a nearly three-year closure to clear the way for the historic restoration of Union Terminal, Cincinnati...

Doe Run Lake Clean-Up 2019 on April 6 is part of the Great American Clean-Up

Kenton County Parks & Recreation will facilitate the annual Doe Run Lake Clean-Up, as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Clean-Up 2019. The clean-up, presented by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, will begin at 9 a.m. on April 6 and last until noon. This event provides citizens an opportunity to ‘Make a Difference’ by picking up trash and litter and to explore one of the last remaining...

Intrepid Urban Farmer: Excitement building as a new gardening season looms. Look! Seeds are starting

By Ginger Dawson Special to NKyTribune Here we go again! It’s the beginning of another year of gardening, and I am excited!  I am so excited, one would think that I was at the beginning of an electrifying world tour that promises adventure with exotic, wild people; glorious food served in ten-course meals (French, naturally); buckets of champagne, fine wines and bourbon (I do live in Kentucky);...

Gameworks Newport to unveil esports lounge with celebration tonight at Newport on the Levee

GameWorks Newport, has announced the opening of its esports lounge. An opening night celebration will take place starting at 4 p.m. today at GameWorks at Newport on the Levee. Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso, along with the ownership/management team of Newport on the Levee, will be in attendance. Peluso will partake in an esports challenge with local GameWorks employees. GameWorks Newport’s new esports...

Kentucky by Heart: As state is abuzz with basketball, some new hoops books to highlight ‘annointed time’

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Basketball is buzzing in Kentucky these days, with both high school and college basketball tournaments in full throttle. Some might call this annual sports season focus as a state birthright… our “anointed time.” Being in the spirit of such mania, I’ve recently read a couple of good hoops books, one a biography on Adolph Rupp, the iconic University of...

Our Rich History: 150th anniversary — Roots of Cincinnati Reds’ radio at Crosley Field

By John Schlipp Special to NKyTribune   (Part 2 of a three-part series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds) Take me out to the ballgame,
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack
s don’t care if I never get back, Let me root, root, root, for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame. 
For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re...

The River: There are rivermen and there are rivermen, then there’s unforgettable steamboatman Ed Smith

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. This a part of a long and continuing story. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune How many tens-of-thousands of men, and a lesser amount of women, have the Mississippi and tributaries rivers caused to labor within their...

A giant horse-centric trade fair and exhibition to debut at Kentucky Horse park in fall of 2020

Equitana, a giant horse-centric trade fair and exhibition, will debut Equitana USA at the Kentucky Horse Park in the fall of 2020, according to Laura Prewitt, Kentucky Horse Park executive director. 
The announcement was made Thursday in Germany that the fair will begin a three-year run that Prewitt said park leaders hope becomes a permanent “signature event.” 
Instead of renting the park...

Redwood issues call for nominations of empowering employers and community service leaders

Redwood has issued a call for nominations of awards that recognize key community contributors.  The Redwood Empowering Employer Award recognizes an organization’s exemplary efforts to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. Criteria for this award include hiring individuals with disabilities as well as opening doors for employment...

Outstanding Women of NKY award winners announced; to be honored at event on May 15

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative has announced the 2019 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky honorees. The awards honor women who exemplify notable achievement, outstanding service in their professions or to the Northern Kentucky community, and the qualities of personal integrity, perseverance and leadership. “We had so many amazing women nominated this year,...

A single mom and combat veteran, ‘scared to death’ about losing daughter, is suing CHFS social workers

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Nikkie Holliday is an army brat who followed in the footsteps of two career military parents to spend 10 years in the Army, rising to Staff Sergeant. She spent 27 months in Iraq and Afghanistan, unafraid to serve her country in the most dangerous places. But she was “scared to death” the day a social worker threatened to take away her three-year-old daughter unless...

People of NKY: This tall guy and artist is obsessed with making great sourdough bread (and sharing it)

By Ginger Dawson Special to NKyTribune As I have gone on in life, I never cease to be amazed at the twists and turns that a seemingly regular existence can have. I mean, I’ve lived on the same block for 31 years, I don’t go on boat trips down the Amazon River and I don’t have a burning desire to take up skydiving.   Christian Schmit in the kitchen. None the less, interesting things continue...

Kentucky by Heart: Brothers appearance in Sweet Sixteen would have made their grandfather proud

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Uncle Donnie would have been “bustin’ his buttons” proud this past week watching his two grandsons play basketball for the Campbell County Camels in the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen. He’d love the fact that his alma mater’s team had “gone to state” and his daughter Tracey’s twins, Grant and Reid Jolly, were important cogs in its...

Our Rich History: 150th Anniversary of the Reds, remembering defeat of Newport Wiedemann Brewers

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune Part 1 of a three-part series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds As all our region’s baseball fans look to opening day and wonder where and how much players like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will sign for, there was a time even the best players had to scrape by to make a living. Many attribute the poor pay and treatment of early baseball...

The River: The most versatile person on a riverboat crew is the deckhand who has quite a toolkit

By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune Perhaps, the most versatile, all-around person on a riverboat crew is the deckhand. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, degrees of intelligence, and now, sex. Women, as well as men, can occasionally, be seen tossing lines, sooging decks, painting, making locks, and whatever else the mate or captain has in mind to accomplish in what was an all-male world...