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Haag-Costin named senior director of behavioral health services at Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions

Holly Hill  Child & Family Solutions has announced that Melissa Haag-Costin will join the organization as Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services.  Haag-Costin Haag-Costin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University and a Master’s of Community and Agency Counseling  degree from Xavier University. She is dually licensed as a Professional...

Santa’s toy shop at Covington City Hall benefits James E. Biggs Early Childhood Center

The room where the Covington City Commission holds its weekly meetings became a satellite of Santa’s North Pole toy workshop Friday when City employees gathered – not to make toys and gifts – but to wrap the heck out of them. The toys, clothes and gifts were donated as part of City Hall’s annual Christmas Toy Drive. This year, employees bought, wrapped and delivered presents...

Transitions Inc. will celebrate grand opening of 180-bed Residential Treatment Center December 17

Transitions, Inc. will celebrate the Grand Opening of a 180-bed Residential Treatment Center (RTC) on Monday, December 17, with an Open House from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m.–7 p.m. This new facility is located at 313 Madison Pike, Erlanger. The RTC will increase residential treatment capacity to 180 beds, provide treatment on demand – admitting individuals within 180 minutes and help...

Join PENAmerica, NKyTribune in ‘Voices for a Free Press’ event at World Peace Bell Sunday 4-6 p.m.

The NKyTribune is teaming up with PEN America on an international event celebrating the free press and free expression. A public event, ’Voices for a Free Press,’ will take place at the World Peace Bell in Newport on Sunday, 4 – 6 p.m. Click to go to PEN America’s website “This is an open mic event,” said Judy Clabes, NKyTribune editor and publisher. “We hope the public will...

Brighton Center makes the season brighter for hard-working families — and you can help

For over three decades, Brighton Center’s Holiday Drive has provided an opportunity for struggling individuals and families from Northern Kentucky to receive food and gifts during the holiday season. Individuals and families participating in agency programs are offered the opportunity to complete a Holiday Drive application with staff. Once families sign-up, they are randomly selected for either...

Eva Farris celebrates 100th birthday as she has lived her life, with a focus on philanthropy

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Eva Farris celebrated her 100th birthday with her husband Oakley, and more than 100 of her close friends Wednesday. The celebration took place in the Eva G. Farris Ballroom at the Hotel Covington. The Northern Kentucky Tribune was in attendance as husband Oakley Farris and friends of Eva Farris reflect on her life and contributions in a video at her 100th Birthday...

Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults, children at all branches in December

The Campbell County Public Library operates four branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport, phone 859-572-5035. The Alexandria Branch is located at 8830 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria,...

Covington Partners hosts Thanks(for)Giving event to celebrate donors, kick off Holiday Giving Campaign

Covington Partners hosted Thanks (for) Giving at The Roebling Room at Smoke Justis on Giving Tuesday. The event celebrated the many contributions of the organization’s donors and volunteer mentors and served as the release of the organization’s 2017-2018 Annual Report Card to the community. Covington Partners Executive Director Stacie Strotman recognized,Shannon Eggleston, Executive Director of...

Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training celebrates its first graduates in new skill division

By Angela Krebs Brighton Center Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training (CET) celebrated the 27-member fall 2018 graduating class. his graduation marks a milestone in welcoming the first graduates from the Health Technologies Administration (HTA) skill division. The Council on Occupational Education (COE) granted approval for the addition of HTA to Brighton Center’s job training facility....

KET’s Martinis & Mistletoe event honors Nick and Nina Clooney at Devou’s Drees Pavilion on Dec. 4

Still time to get tickets . . . KET invites guests to ring in the holiday season – while supporting its mission of providing quality educational programming and services to citizens throughout the state – at its 11th annual Martinis & Mistletoe event. Hosted by the Northern Kentucky Regional Board of the Commonwealth Fund for KET, this year’s Martinis & Mistletoe will be held Tuesday,...

4th Annual Covington Winter Night Bazaar SUNDAY at Roebling Point — Clydesdales, shopping, food

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 4 – 10 P.M. becuase of the weather; Clydesdales 5-7 p.m. Renaissance Covington’s popular outdoor Winter Night Bazaar is back for the fourth year on December 1st from 4-10 p.m. in Roebling Point.
 Go to Park and Court Streets in Roebling Point
, The event is free, family-friendly, dog-friendly (dogs must be well-behaved and leashed) and metered...

International Quilt Exhibit at Mariemont’s Barn features collection of 200 quilts for holiday activity

Mariemont will be home to Vincent Van Gogh for two weeks in December. Local resident, Larry McKenney is one of the featured artists of this exhibit with a beautiful quilt of Starry Night from the Water. McKenny is well known to the Cincinnati art community, as well as all over the United States with his art being prominently featured in Quilting Arts Magazine and showcased in exhibits with Studio...

Holiday Toy Drive for Erlanger-Elsmere schools Sat. sponsored by KY Auto Services, Family Dollar

For the second year in a row, Elsmere-based Kentucky Auto Services & Towing is partnering with the Erlanger Family Dollar at the corner of Dixie Highway and McAlpin Ave. to sponsor a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit children in Erlanger and Elsmere. All toys collected will be provided to the Erlanger-Elsmere  Independent School District for distribution through school Family Resource Centers.   Last...

Boone County Public Library December calendar of events for adults includes concerts, other activities

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of December. 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...

Weekend activities at Kenton County Library celebrate the holiday and are free to all

Here’s the full list of holiday-related events taking place at the Kenton County Public Library locations this weekend: Pictures with Santa Sat., Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m. William E. Durr Bring your camera for a free picture with Santa! We’ll also have crafts for the kids. Kenton County Public Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd., Independence. Model Trains for the Holidays Saturday, Dec. 1, 10...