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Beyond the Curb: A look at Urban Living Tour, what you’ll see in charming Dayton on self-guided tour

By Jill Morenz The Catalytic Fund This year, to celebrate the Catalytic Fund’s 5-year anniversary, Beyond the Curb is featuring 5 properties in each of the 5 urban river cities of Northern Kentucky: Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue and Dayton. The one-day, self-guided tour will be on Sunday Sept. 30 from 9-5. Tickets are available at www.BeyondtheCurb.org. Here’s what’s in store for tour-goers...

Our Rich History: Cincinnati and the Fourth Estate — getting the news on the frontier through today

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune Getting the news on the frontier in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky was a challenge. As settlers returned from visits back East or from the South, the latest information they relayed could be days or even weeks old. Believe it or not, that was relatively fast when compared to news from overseas. Foreign news could take upwards of four and a half months to reach...

The River: Remembering gatherings of Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen in Marietta, OH

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. The is a part of a long and continuing story. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune For longer than most river folks can remember, the “Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen” have made their way to Marietta, Ohio...

Covington organizations join together to create ‘Sense of Belonging’ starting with free dance class

The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati is collaborating with Rooted Yoga and Covington-based dance company Pones for a series of artistic workshops and movement classes based on belonging. Alongside The Point/Arc’s pre-vocation and career exploration classes, fellow artists and the Covington community will explore what it means to truly belong for individuals of all ages and...

Chef John Foster: Cooking is art and will always need a human touch, despite the advent of cooking robots

I just finished reading an article about robots making food and I must confess that I’m a bit freaked out. I like the idea of consistency as much as the next chef or restaurateur but the thought of gleaming, sleek machines pumping out food at an accelerated rate with very little human involvement blurs the lines of the creative process. Someone has to set the concept, something could do the heavy...

NEWSMAKERS: CVG’s Candace McGraw is a woman on the move — and she keeps the region moving too

Staff report This is the first in a series on the NKyTribune’s NEWSMAKER award winners who will be recognized and celebrated at the Community Celebration annual event on Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at RECEPTIONS in Erlanger. The award honors those who have commanded headlines throughout the year and brought positive attention to Northern Kentucky. Tickets are available here. Candace McGraw is a woman...

Walton-Verona High School grad, sailor Christopher Simpson, supports submarine fleet in the Indo Pacific

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs Special to the NKyTribune A Walton, Kentucky native and Walton-Verona High School graduate is currently serving in Yokosuka, Japan as part of Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG 7). Information Systems Technician (Submarine) Christopher Simpson, at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class...

Kentucky by Heart: The day Thomas Clark helped my son with a social studies question and other tidbits

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at the Northern Kentucky Tribune April 11, 2017 By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist During my years teaching fourth grade, students knew that whatever social studies lessons I taught, I would make direct connections to the state of Kentucky. Not only did I see the practice as educationally sound, but it was also a good opportunity to indulge my...

Our Rich History: Kentucky and the first buildings in Cincinnati; 26 intrepid immigrants build first cabin

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune When the intrepid group of 26 brave immigrants arrived at what is now remembered as Yeatman’s Cove on December 28, 1788, they spent their first night ashore in what would become Cincinnati under the stars — without shelter. Getting out of the winter weather quickly was a priority for them. Using the only available source for lumber they had, their flatboats,...

The River: Living and working closely with a boat crew sometimes meant dreaming the same dreams

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. The is a part of a long and continuing story. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune A boat crew, living and working closely together, can become so much alike, so much so, that they may even dream the same nightmare. Twice...

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 21-23 in Downtown Cincinnati; Grand Marshal is Zoo’s Thane Maynard

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Amazon and Samuel Adams and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will take place September 21-23, 2018 on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets in downtown Cincinnati. Maynard First held in 1976, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with 675,000 attending in 2017. 2018 OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI GRAND...

Chef John Foster: Loving two jobs (teaching, owning restaurant) means work is always on the mind

As I write this, Sullivan University is on break. I find myself at a loss for what to do as my work often dictates what I do with myself when I’m on break. I know I’ll be at work in the restaurant tonight, but what to do with the rest of my day? The answer is complex, and multilayered, nothing as simple as lying in bed until noon eating bonbons (not that I ever did that!). And yes, the answer...

10,000 MANIACS headline annual Merchants and Music Festival at Tower Park in Fort Thomas

10,000 MANIACS will perform at the 14th annual Merchants and Music Festival at Tower Park on Saturday, September 22 at 9 p.m. 10000 Maniacs Tribe L-R John Lombardo, Mary Ramsey, Jeff Erickson, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, and Jerome Augustyniak. Photo by Don Hill This free, family-friendly event kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Other bands on the bill include Element 3, Shut Up and Drive, The Tillers, Scott...

Firefighters from throughout NKY gather at World Peace Bell in Newport to remember those lost on 9/11

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association and the Newport Fire/EMS Departments held a memorial service at the World Peace Bell Tuesday to remember the tragic loss and heroic events of September 11, 2001. Firefighters gather at the World Peace Bell in Newport Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, to pay tribute to those...

Eight good reasons why Kenton County Library is making personal visit to Erlanger Police Dept. today

The Kenton County Libary is on the road to the Erlanger Police Department this afternoon — not to be arrested or anything but to for the best kind of business development. The library will be provided all babies — yes, babies — under age 1 at the police department with a gift and a storytime. There are eight of them — four boys and four girls, born within 11 months of each other. Smart...