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NonProfit briefs: PWC gets grant; Spratt gets NKSPE scholarship; Aviation Hall of Famers named

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, to be used for the Whole Home Innovation Center’s health and housing education services and programming. “The link between health and housing is not well understood,” said Chris Owens, Vice President of Development for People Working Cooperatively. “This grant...

Reset Ministries names first full-time director, Erich Switzer, and Men’s House Director Kevin Grantlin

Grant Dawson, founder, has announced that the Reset Ministries family is welcoming welcome new members of the leadership team. Erich Switzer Erich Switzer is now Reset’s very first full-time Executive Director. Erich has pursued God’s calling on his life to serve those who have struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. Erich began working in the non-profit sector in 2009, where he began serving...

Inaugural Connie O’Donnell Student ART Invitational; passing the torch to the next generation of artists 

A new addition to Behringer-Crawford Museum’s annual freshART event is both a tribute to the past and an inspiration for the future. Connie O’Donnell The Inaugural Connie O’Donnell Student ART Invitational, named for the late wife of trustee emeritus and former BCM board chairman Tom O’Donnell, will offer talented local high school students the opportunity to showcase their...

Getting ready to learn: Back-to-School Fun Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum on Friday 

Solve mysteries. Examine prehistoric fossils. Conduct science experiments.  Make music. Get your kids ready to learn with a full day of engaging educational experiences at Behringer-Crawford Museum’s “Back to School Fun Day” from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, August 16. Twelve interactive sessions will give children of all ages a chance to explore the museum’s offerings,...

Events taking place in August at the Kenton County Public Library include Sunrock Farm Petting Zoo

The following events and activities are scheduled at the Kenton County Library Branches and the community in August. There are no fees to attend the following programs. Please register at www.kentonlibrary.org/events when noted with an asterisk. Sunrock Farm brings its petting zoo to the Covington Library brand August 17. Remembering Woodstock Fri., Aug. 16,  1-3 PM Covington Celebrate the 50th Anniversary...

USGA awards grant to First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky for local youth programs

The USGA has awarded a $5,000 grant to First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky to further their efforts of introducing life skills and the game of golf to young people. The grant is one of 25 being awarded nationwide to chapters located in or around USGA Championships and Allied Golf Associations as part of the organization’s strategy to leave a positive impact on its local host...

Jeanne-Marie and Dick Tapke to receive GCF’s Devou Cup for philanthropic service at Chamber dinner

The Northern Kentucky Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) created the Devou Cup to honor the generosity of individuals who make a profound difference in the quality of community life in Northern Kentucky, now and into the future. This year’s recipients are Jeanne-Marie and Dick Tapke. The Tapkes credit their experiences at Purcell and Marion High Schools, where they met, and Catholic...

Ludlow to celebrate its rail history with Railroad Heritage Fest at City Building Plaza on Saturday

Ludlow grew with the railroad era, and the city is celebrating that history with a Railroad Heritage Fest at the City Building Plaza at 51 Elm St. on Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Ludlow Historic Society, the event will feature railroad displays, children’s activities, and talks by local historians Dave Schroeder, Chris Mayhew, Andy Wartman, and Dr. Patrick Snadon on the...

freshART – a 27-year tradition continues as Behringer-Crawford hosts art auction and party

For more than a quarter century, Behringer-Crawford Museum has hosted one of the region’s top art events, spotlighting local artists, raising funds for its youth education programs and giving art lovers the chance to buy one-of-a-kind original works. The 27th annual freshART auction and party will take place in the museum’s amphitheater at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, with a live...

Ribbon-cutting celebrates Welcome House of Northern Kentucky’s new medical RV

Wednesday, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky hosted a celebratory ribbon-cutting in Covington, to launch its new Medical RV to serve the homeless population around Northern Kentucky. Welcome House received a funding grant from Impact 100 in the amount of $104,000 in 2018. The grant allowed Welcome House to purchase a mobile outreach vehicle, medical equipment, and various food and hygiene supplies. Currently,...

NKy Harvest getting backpacks filled with supplies ready to distribute Saturday; breakfast to be served

More than 900 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to schoolchildren from low-income families on Saturday, August 10 at the 19th annual Backpacks and Breakfast, the largest school readiness event in Northern Kentucky. Volunteers have been busy packing backpacks. The event, put on by Northern Kentucky Harvest, begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 11 a.m. in Goebel Park at Fifth and...

Behringer-Crawford Museum winds up Music@BCM series with The Company, featuring Ramona Blaine

Music@BCM will end its 2019 season with a high-energy dance party. The Company, with dynamic Ramona Blaine singing, will bring the best dance music of the past four decades to the Behringer-Crawford Museum stage for the last concert of the summer on Thursday, August 15. The Company, founded in 2011 by Blaine and Paul Kindt, has become one of the most in-demand bands in the area, performing at restaurants,...

Greater Cincinnati Foundation makes $25k grant to Leadership NKY’s 2020 class for nonprofit giving

Laura Menge, Senior Philanthropic Advisor of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s (NKY Chamber) Leadership NKY program, announced a special partnership between GCF and the Leadership NKY Class of 2020 during the Leadership NKY annual alumni luncheon.   In support of Leadership NKY’s goals of community engagement and leadership development,...

Woman on nationwide mission to perform random acts of kindness stops at ESNKY in Covington

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor At a time when the nation is struggling to understand the senseless violence of two mass shootings, Chris Lowe is traveling the country on a quest to provide random acts of kindness. Chris Lowe waves through the window of the Fall Forward Across America RV as she pulls into the parking lot of the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky Monday (photos by Mark...

Boom on the Bridge: an event to help raise funds to paint and maintain the Purple People Bridge

NKyTribune staff Fans of the annual Labor Day weekend fireworks show and the Newport Southbank (Purple People) Bridge have an opportunity to support both this year. Presented by The Newport Southbank Bridge Company, Boom on the Bridge is a special opportunity to experience up close the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks from the Kentucky side of the Purple People Bridge. All funds raised from this...