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Cincinnati Zoo and the Reds team up for special days; including Sam the Eagle bobblehead night

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Cincinnati Reds are teaming up to offer animal and baseball enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy both at the same time this summer. Fans can visit with mascots and attend a special Q&A session with Reds players during Reds Day at the Zoo on June 17 and move the party to Great American Ball Park for Zoo Night on June 18. One of the 2019 themed ticket...

Newport Aquarium announces new Freshwater Falls exhibit; annual pass offer runs through this week

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Newport Aquarium announced today they will be opening a new exhibit this spring. The elephantnose fish that finds food with an electric current in its long nose is part of the Newport Aquarium that will open in April. Freshwater Falls will let guests take a peek at what lies below the rippling surface of cascading streams and waterfalls around the world. “There’s...

Applications for Center for Great Neighborhoods evening FreshLo Fellows class now open

The Center for Great Neighborhoods is now accepting applications for the next class of FreshLo Fellows. The FreshLo Initiative, funded by The Kresge Foundation, is an effort to promote the use of fresh, local food as a platform for neighborhood revitalization within Covington’s Westside Neighborhood. Former FreshLo projects range from growing local produce and urban agriculture to educating neighborhood...

Circus Mojo kicking off celebration for ‘Wunderbar Together;’ join in Monday at 6 p.m. at Ludlow Theater

Circus Mojo is hosting the kickoff celebration for “Wunderbar Together,” a year-long celebration in collaboration with German Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Goethe Institute, the group that granted Circus Mojo €31,305 to bring circus shows across the Midwest. The event is Monday from 6-10 p.m. at the Ludlow Theater, 322 Elm Street. 
 The Wunderbar Together initiative is working together with...

Rotary Club of Florence considering candidates for Teacher of the Year; nominations due by March 8

The Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky is accepting applications for Teacher of the Year.   Nominations are due by March 8. Nomination Criteria:  A candidate for Rotary Teacher of the Year should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in any Boone County school, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status.  (Supervisory...

A Toast to CVG’s Candace McGraw, hosted by Life Learning Center on March 16 at Drees Pavillion

Count down to St. Patrick’s Day signals Life Learning Center is on course for their annual fundraising gala: A Toast to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CEO Candace McGraw. The event will take place on Saturday evening, March 16, at the Drees Pavilion in Covington. This year’s festivities will feature toasts from local personalities and business executives including emcee Lisa...

Prince of Peace Montessori, in 165th year, to host ‘Homestretch Celebration: Night at Races’ March 2

Prince of Peace Montessori is one of Northern Kentucky’s oldest learning institutions reaching its 165th year since its founding as St. John School in 1854. It has offered Montessori education as the foundation of its educational excellence since 1999. This makes good reason for celebration and contribution as Northern Kentucky’s only Catholic urban Montessori school for families with children...

Schools, community groups, artists, others wanted for BLINK Light Parade, NKY info session scheduled

BLINK®, illuminated by ArtsWave, is now accepting applications for community participation in the October 10 BLINK Light Parade presented by Skyline Chili. The Parade celebrating the opening of Cincinnati’s homegrown art and light phenomenon is seeking artists, arts and cultural organizations, schools, community groups and others to submit creative parade concepts for Cincinnati’s only nighttime...

NewsMatch raises $7.6 million for nonprofit news organizations in 2018, setting record for individuals

NewsMatch raised $7.6 million from individual donors and a coalition of major funders for nonprofit news organizations in two months at the end of 2018. During the largest-ever grassroots fundraising campaign to support local news, over 240,000 people gave to 154 newsrooms between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. More than 50,000 new donors supported a nonprofit newsroom for the first time. NewsMatch is a national...

It’s All-American Pie, the KSO’s techno-laden concert Saturday at NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will kick off its All-American concert on Saturday with a techno-driven opener, featuring a breathtaking view and soundscape of the Grand Canyon, with a leather-clad closer not-to-miss. It’s the KSO’s American Pie concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall.        Recently named “Composer of the Year” by Musical America,...

The Purple People Bridge — it’s purple, it’s for people traffic; Take a look at it by the numbers

Of the nine bridges crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, only one it purple — and it’s the one that is only for people. The Newport Southbank Bridge — popularly known as the Purple People Bridge — is a pedestrian-only bridge that stretches 2,670 feet (one-half of a mile) across the river from Newport to downtown Cincinnati and to trails along the river on both sides. The bridge...

Behringer-Crawford honors local stars with Northern Kentucky Sports Legends Exhibit opening Feb. 16

Have you ever seen a uniform from the professional All-American Girls Baseball League? Did you even know an All-American Girls Baseball League existed? This jersey and glove belonged to Bill Capel when he played for Nick Carr’s 1939 World Championship team. It did and it included players from Northern Kentucky such as Covington’s own Pat Scott, whose pitching career was memorialized in...

Organizations across the Commonwealth to celebrate Arts Day in Kentucky February 22

The Kentucky Arts Council and arts organizations from across the state will celebrate Arts Day in Kentucky, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22 on the Capitol Mezzanine, 700 Capital Ave. in Frankfort. The arts council hosts Arts Day each year during the legislative session to bring awareness to the many roles the arts play in the Commonwealth. Arts leaders, artists, the general public and other supporters of the...

The Carnegie hosts 13th Annual Art of Food; event allows tri-state chefs and artists to come together 

The Carnegie’s annual Art of Food event returns on Friday, February 22 for another year of celebrating the intersection of art and food with top chefs and local artists.  Attendees will get their fill of good luck – and delicious cuisine – as The Carnegie celebrates the event’s lucky 13th year. Featuring a fortuitous mix of local fare and one-of-a-kind art, the evening promises to be full...

Redwood awarded $25,000 grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation for childcare and education

Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. has received a $25,000 grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation in support of their Early Childcare and Education Program, which serves children with and without disabilities. Only 53 percent of Northern Kentucky children are kindergarten-ready. However, 94 percent of children participating in Redwood’s program for at least 6 months showed progress...