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Inaugural FORE! Kids’ Sake Golf Tournament kicks off new fiscal year for Speedway Children’s Charities

The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its inaugural FORE! Kids’ Sake Golf Tournament on Oct. 17. The event will be held at Belterra Golf Course in Florence, Indiana, a world-class championship course designed by legend Tom Fazio. “We are thrilled to host our first golf tournament in our chapter’s short history and are excited to be working with Belterra to make this...

Tickets still available for Brighton Center’s Wine over Water event at Purple People Bridge Aug. 25

Though all VIP Tables are sold out, tickets are still available for Brighton Center’s Wine over Water event 6:30-10 p.m. on Aug. 25 on the Purple People Bridge. Ticket purchase includes six tasting tickets for wine or beer and six tasting tickets for food. Additional wine and beer are available for purchase by the glass.  There are no physical tickets issued for this event. Check-in tables will...

Redwood’s Assistive Technology Resource Center celebrates 20th anniversary with event at the facility

The Redwood Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with an event at the facility Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Redwood Assistive Technology Resource Center, then and now. The ATRC as it looked in 1998 (top), and today (provided photos). Click to enlarge. The Redwood ATRC is a community resource in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. As the...

Future Fest: Get job and career training, work support and more at Kentucky Career Center Aug. 22

Center for Employment Training (CET) and Kentucky Career Center will host Future Fest, Wednesday, August 22, from 1-4:00 p.m. at Kentucky Career Center, 1324 Madison Avenue in Covington. Attendees will explore CET’s debt-free job training programs, meet the Center’s employer partners and discover externship opportunities. In addition to job and career training, Future Fest focuses on resources...

Duke Energy awards $275K in urban redevelopment grants; five projects are in Northern Kentucky

Communities and residents across southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky continue to benefit from Duke Energy’s Urban Revitalization program, which announced its 2018 grant recipients today. Since its launch in 2011, the Urban Revitalization program has issued $2.2 million in grants to 65 projects – including new grants of $275,000 to nine projects. “We continue to back the Urban Revitalization...

Boone County Schools’ Kathy Reutman tells Florence Rotary about Drug Free Clubs enrollment effort

Boone County Schools hopes to enroll every high school student in the district this fall in a voluntary drug testing program with rewards for just saying “No.” The district will launch Drug Free Clubs of America in all its schools this fall. The voluntary program is the latest iteration of efforts to discourage students from using drugs. “Drug Free Clubs give students an opportunity to make a...

Cincinnati Zoo raises awareness for ‘Zoo Access for All’ program with special day Tuesday

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), has been working to become the most welcoming, accessible, and inclusive Zoo for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Zoo has made great progress toward this goal since the effort, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Be Concerned adapts its services to meet needs of our low-income neighbors

The NKyTribune is teaming up with Horizon Community Funds on these stories about the great nonprofits serving our region. By Tess Brown Horizon Community Foundation It’s safe to say an organization functions with an “all hands on deck” mentality if the executive director schedules afternoons around picking up furniture donations himself. That is when he isn’t delivering meal kits from the back...

Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull for Special Olympics coming up — get your team together

The Biggest Challenge in Kentucky – The Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull for Special Olympics – will return to Wayfair in Erlanger for its second year on Saturday, September 15. As many as 20 teams from local companies and organizations are expected to participate.   The event features teams in three divisions vying to see who can pull a 65,000-pound fire truck from the Point Pleasant Fire Department...

Gateway student Sarah Bryant gets Build NKY, Center for Great Neighborhoods ‘stop smoking’ grant

Gateway Community & Technical College student Sarah Bryant recently received a $500 grant from Build NKY and the Center for Great Neighborhoods to help reduce tobacco use in Covington. Bryant is also the student representative to Gateway’s Board of Directors. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has the highest smoking rates of any state in the U.S., and the city of Covington and Gallatin County’s...

Boone County Public Library August calendar of events for adults includes concerts, Julius Caesar

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of August. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children is published separately. In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first time...

Children, Inc. helped Alaria Long from kindergarten through high school (NavigoPrep) and into college

Children, Inc., a Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati nonprofit known for providing high-quality early education, has grown during the past year by adding a continuum of services to aid families at any stage. Adding Navigo to its menu of services last year also meant completing the continuum for students like Alaria Long. Alaria in pre-school Alaria, a recent Holmes High School graduate, is a...

Students in Interact Club return from ‘amazing’ Rotary Club service trip from Dominican Republic

Special to NKyTribune “Amazing” is the term Interact Club students most often use to describe their experiences during a service trip to the Dominican Republic. Noah David, who went for a second time in July, was amazed at the response of kids he played with briefly a year ago. They were excited to see him. “They remembered me … they remembered my name,” he marveled. “That’s one of...

Center for Great Neighborhoods looking for FreshLo Fellows to do local food events

The Center is accepting applications for our FreshLo Fellows program. 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. Our current FreshLo projects range from growing local produce and urban agriculture to supporting food-related businesses and food-related...

Passport Health Plan makes grant to Kentucky State Police Foundation to purchase fentanyl response kits

Passport Health Plan presented the Kentucky State Police Foundation with a $25,000 grant which will be used to purchase fentanyl response kits that will help KSP troopers avoid contact with dangerous drugs. The kits include Tyvek suits, respirator masks, fentanyl protective gloves, safety glasses, and a portable gear bag. Grainger Inc. is supplying the gear, which will be issued to all sworn units...