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Horizon Community Funds’ 410 giving circle awards first grant to Southbank Partners’ mural project

The 410, Horizon Community Funds’ newest giving circle, has selected a local nonprofit for its inaugural round of funding. Members of The 410 voted to fund Southbank Partners’ upcoming mural project, which will commemorate the city of Newport’s 225th anniversary in 2020. “We are excited for the work that our members of The 410 have decided to fund,” said Horizon Community Funds President...

Faith Community Pharmacy to Celebrate! its service mission tonight; still time to sign up

Faith Community Pharmacy, Inc.’s mission is to provide necessary medications and pharmaceutical care to those unable to pay, without regard to race, creed, or national origin in the Northern Kentucky region.Photo from last year’s event For over 17 years, the organization has been dispensing free medications to those who would likely go without if not for our services. The Faith Community...

Groundbreaking for Victorian at Riverside ushers in new era, mission still guided by founding principles

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Ground was ceremonially broken on the new wing of The Victorian at Riverside, formerly Covington Ladies Home, Wednesday. Lifelong Northern Kentuckian and former Turfway Park track announcer Mike Battaglia, whose mother is a resident of Victorian at Riverside, emceed the groundbreaking (photos by Mark Hansel, click to enlarge). The expansion is in response to...

Rotary Club of Florence celebrates 75th anniversary; embrace organization’s motto of service above self

By Patrick Moynahan Rotary Club of Florence In the early days of the Rotary Club of Florence, members raised funds for community projects by selling Florenceopoly board games. When a fellow Rotarian couldn’t pay his bill at the old Drawbridge Inn in Ft. Mitchell because someone broke into his car and stole his belongings and sales merchandise, the Florence Club picked up the tab out of pocket. Gary...

Volunteers, including students from Highlands Middle School, help elderly get yards ready for winter

By Steve Oldfield Children, Inc. This weekend, more than 2000 volunteers across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati helped elderly and disabled residents get their yards ready for Winter. Students from Highlands Middle School have become regulars at the annual event called Prepare Affair, organized by the nonprofit People Working Cooperatively. “It’s rewarding because all of these people we’re...

Northern Kentucky University hosts ‘An Evening of Hope’ in collaboration with local school districts

Northern Kentucky University partners with local schools to shine a light on barriers to education facing youth experiencing homelessness. The event, “An Evening of Hope,” takes place Tuesday, in Greeves Hall. Building on the success of NKY Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, this year’s featured keynote speakers are best-selling author Josh Shipp and Dr. Robert Shapiro. “It’s important...

The Holiday Hope Charity Drive will benefit the less fortunate at Hosea House — donate new items

The Holidays are such a special time, filled with good food, friends and family, and special memories. But for many people this time of the year reminds them of what they do not have. With the lack of basic needs like warm food and a warm bed, this season can leave many feeling hopeless. Executive Transportation wants to change that — and is asking for your help with the Holiday Hope Charity...

Greater Cincinnati Foundation gets largest endowed gift in its history, $18m from Nethercotts

Inspired by their love for Greater Cincinnati and its people, James and Anne Nethercott wanted to give back to their adoptive hometown in an impactful way by establishing the $18 million James W. and Anne H. S. Nethercott Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, making it the largest GCF has received in its history. It will allow the foundation to award sizeable grants to organizations that are working...

The Hellmann Creative Center has become a place for community members to turn ideas into reality

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series the Center for Great Neighborhoods will roll out this fall to raise awareness for the different ways it works to create positive change in Covington. The Hellmann Creative Center is a community hub where neighbors, family, and children can connect to improve their lives and community. Hand-in-hand with residents, the building was designed to be used...

Honor Flight Tri-State director speaks to Rotary Club of Florence about effort to thank veterans

By Patrick Moynahan Rotary Club of Florence Cheryl Popp hopes to see a grassroots movement to preserve the stories of U.S. military veterans. Their stories not only provide a dramatic tableau of America at war, but also magnify what it means to be an American, she said. Pop addressing the Rotary Club of Florence on November 4 (provided photo). “Destiny chose them to be Americans by birth and heroes...

Thomas More presents four Alumni Awards for citizenship, achievement, service and influence

The Thomas More University Alumni Association honored four individuals at the 2019 Alumni Awards last Sunday, Nov. 10, in Steigerwald Hall in Thomas More’s Saints Center. “It’s always exciting to recognize and honor our wonderful alumni,” said Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement Bailey Bundy. “This year, we recognized four individuals who are not only engaged Thomas More alumni...

The Victorian at Riverside, former Covington Ladies Home, to break ground on new wing November 20

The Victorian at Riverside, formerly Covington Ladies Home, will break ground on a new wing at 1:30 on November 20. The expansion is in response to an increased demand for personalized care options for elderly women from across the region. The addition includes 40 Wi-Fi and cable ready private, single rooms with en-suite baths. The new expansion will nearly double the number of available rooms...

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass gets technology initiative grant to improve statewide legal information website

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has announced that Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) will receive a $176,966 Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) to reinvigorate and improve the Kentucky statewide legal information website, kyjustice.org. Established in 2000, LSC’s TIG program supports legal aid organizations in developing and replicating technologies that improve efficiency and provide greater...

Jonathan Cullick, English professor at NKU joins Campbell County Public Library Board of Trustees

Jonathan S. Cullick, an English professor at Northern Kentucky University, is the newest member of the Campbell County Public Library’s Board of Trustees. He was sworn in by Fiscal Court Judge/Executive Steve Pendery on Thursday, Nov. 7. Dr. Cullick was selected to fill the unexpired term of Carla Landon, who resigned in July. The term will expire Sept. 30, 2021. Jonathan S. Cullick, left, is...

Bank of America donates $50,000 to The Barracks Project to help renovate donated homes for veterans

Bank of America has announced that The Barracks Project is one of 13 nonprofit organizations from around the world selected to receive a $50,000 grant to help advance economic mobility. As part of Bank of America’s commitment to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection, the company recently invited its employees to answer the question: “What would you like the power...