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Who Spiked the Symphony? KSO murders the classics again at two performances next weekend

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra continues its 27th summer series in Devou and Tower Parks with an authentic re-creation of the music of Spike Jones in “Who Spiked the Symphony 3?” In the 1940s and 50s, percussionist Spike Jones and his City Slickers were heard on the radio, recordings, on tour, and eventually on their own television show. The cast were all great studio musicians and zany comics....

The Hot Magnolias deliver ‘Nawlins’ sound and the spirit of Mardi Gras to Music@BCM August 5

Conjuring up thoughts of beads, beignets and Bourbon Street, The Hot Magnolias bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to Music@BCM at Behringer-Crawford Museum on Thursday, August 5. The Hot Magnolia’s This Cincinnati-based, New Orleans-style band specializes in Cajun/Creole music, performing everything from 1920s jazz standards to 1970s funk. Nominated in the “Best Jazz Band” category for...

Master Provisions receives grant from Duke Energy Foundation to replenish food supplies

Master Provisions has announced a $9,792 grant award from Duke Energy Foundation for COVID-19 recovery. The Funding will cover increased distribution costs as a direct result of the pandemic to replenish the food supply for those in need in Greater Cincinnati. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Master Provisions has experienced a 26% increase in demand for food assistance. At the beginning of the pandemic,...

July 31 is last day to register for NKY Harvest school backpack giveaway; distribution set for Aug. 14-15

Registration for Northern Kentucky Harvest’s 2021 school backpack giveaway closes on Saturday, July 31. Just as they were last year, the school backpacks at this year’s Backpacks and Breakfast event will be distributed at a COVID-safe drive-through event at Be Concerned, 1100 Pike St. in Covington on Aug. 14-15. (Photo from Northern Kentucky Harvest) More than 1,000 backpacks filled with school...

Life Learning Center to host more than 40 agency partners at Reentry Resource Fair; open to public

The community is invited to join the Life Learning Center (20 West 18th Street Covington) today along with more than 40 nonprofit partners and social service agencies at its annual Reentry Resource Fair. The event takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Participating booths range from housing and legal services to education and workforce development. Narcan training will also be provided to those who are interested. The...

BCM Aug. 12 Chippie’s Sensational Science Labs offers pre-schoolers look at what’s inside their bodies

What’s inside of us? Snips and snails and puppy dog tails? Or bones and blood and organs that keep us healthy and strong? Behringer-Crawford Museum’s August session of Chippie’s Sensational Science Labs will take a preschool-level peek inside the marvelous machine that is the human body, with toddler-appropriate activities, including examining x-rays on a lightbox. The lab, one of a...

Learning Grove announces the appointment of Roseann Culley Hayes as new VP of advancement

Learning Grove has announced the appointment of Roseann Culley Hayes to succeed Helen Mattheis as vice president of advancement. “Roseann’s strengths in relationship building, event planning, and donor communications will allow our organization to continue the great work accomplished by Helen,” said Learning Grove CEO Shannon Starkey-Taylor. “We wish Helen all the best as her family...

The 89th Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair — not to miss — starts Saturday and runs through August 7

The 89th Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair starts July 31 and runs through August 7 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Food, rides horses, pageants, livestock, music and more is in store — great family entertainment for a $12 pay-one-price ticket. Though there are no rides until Monday, the fair opens on Saturday at 3 p.m. for a Fishing Frenzy, a Vintage Vehicle Cruise-In and parade, and a truck...

It’s National Parents’ Day — here’s a few ideas for supporting parents and caregivers in raising kids

By Clarissa Mobley Kentucky Youth Advocates Today is National Parents’ Day. On this day (and all of the others), we recognize parents and caregivers and celebrate teamwork in raising kids. Parenting is hard work. It takes a LOT of time, energy, and loads of PATIENCE. Those who are raising and caring for children may not realize it, but caring for a child is one of the most important jobs an adult...

The love affair that started in South Bend, Indiana and ended up at The Point/ARC in Northern Kentucky

They met in South Bend, Indiana. Andrea was a student at St. Mary’s College. Matthew attended the University of Notre Dame. It was love at first sight – they were meant for one another – and eventually they wed. Left-to-Right: Bill Remke, Andrea Remke, Payton, Mia and Theresa Remke, Braydon Remke and Sherrill Remke, Matthew’s mom (Photo by Tammy Gannon) Matthew and Andrea Remke moved to Kentucky...

VIPS receives $5000 grant to provide intervention services to visually impaired NKY children

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) on Thursday announced a $5000 grant from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation for the Early Childhood Intervention Program, which provides early intervention services to children, birth through age 5, who are blind or visually impaired in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. “This funding has a life-changing impact on children in Northern Kentucky. Learning...

Toyota donates two cars for Gateway’s automotive technology program, helps students be at the forefront

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky donated two cars for the automotive technology program at Gateway Community & Technical College. Types of vehicles donated include a 2019 Camry and a 2018 Avalon Hybrid.  Toyota’s donations ensure Gateway students are at the forefront in the automotive field, learning on the latest technology. “We are grateful to Toyota and their continued commitment...

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center Artists’ Show returns August 22 with first display in 17 months

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center is pleased to announce the return of the Baker Hunt Artists’ Show. Unstarry Night Over the Arno (Painting by Laura Bowman) The show will feature artwork created by Baker Hunt students and is a way for students to showcase the skills they have learned studying under the center’s renowned instructors. The community is invited to attend the art show on Sunday,...

Nominations open for Ruth A. Eger Leader of Distinction Award given by Leadership NKY

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Northern Kentucky (Leadership NKY) program is now accepting nominations for the Ruth A. Eger Leader of Distinction Award. The Ruth A. Eger Award is given annually to a Leadership NKY alumni who has made significant and notable contributions in making our region “a better place to live, work and play.” Additionally, they have achieved “professional...

Clark County’s Legacy Grove Park draws statewide visitors for its unique accessibility characteristics

Hundreds of Clark County-area residents played, ran and exercised as the community celebrated the dedication of Legacy Grove Park. The 30-acre park includes sprawling greenspace, tree-lined paths, nature areas, gardens, and a dog park – along with a two-acre play area designed to be accessible for people of all abilities – young and old alike. Its unique accessibility characteristics for individuals...