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The Carnegie offers Into the Woods, to kick off new Summer Theater Series starting June 18

It’s got songs from one of the world’s best-known composers, beloved characters across multiple tales… And now, it’s coming to The Carnegie. Get ready to journey INTO THE WOODS starting in June and running through late August. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and story and dialogue by James Lapine, INTO THE WOODS centers on the tale of a baker and his wife who must eliminate a...

NKY Community Action Commission, St. Elizabeth join for Juneteenth celebration June 18 in Covington

The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) is joining St. Elizabeth Healthcare (St. Elizabeth) to celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Grant Scholar House located at 834 Greenup St. in Covington. In collaboration with St. Elizabeth, NKCAC will commemorate the 157th Juneteenth Independence Day with immersive activities including a full day of artistic and...

KY Symphony Orchestra announces free summer concert series in DeVou, Fort Thomas’ Tower parks

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra returns to its 2022 Summer Series on Saturday evenings at it long-time summer home in Covington’s Devou Park and its Sunday evening repeat performances in Fort Thomas’ Tower Park. After a couple of odd summers, the KSO is looking to get back to its normal nostalgic, free, family-friendly regional gatherings with appreciative audiences, great musicians and music. This...

BCM’s June 15 NKY History Hour to explore lives of workers responsible for success of Dinsmore Farm

(Photo from BCM) The success of Dinsmore farm, like other large farms in Northern Kentucky, relied heavily on the labor of enslaved and free men, both white and black, and foreign-born and native-born. It is because of the diligent work of these laborers, that the Dinsmore Homestead exists today as a museum spanning five consecutive generations in Boone County. Though their stories are difficult to...

Beechwood Schools partners with Horizon for support of its Learning Reimagined Campaign

Beechwood Independent Schools has opened a nonprofit fund with Horizon Community Funds. This new giving stream will support Beechwood’s Learning Reimagined Campaign. “Beechwood Independent Schools provides excellent education for Northern Kentucky’s students,” said Nancy Grayson, President and CEO of Horizon Community Funds. “This partnership will bring attention to Beechwood’s remarkable...

Behringer-Crawford museum kicks off its summer concert series tonight, announces rest of season

The dynamic Ramona Blaine brings The Company for a Bodacious Beginning to the Music@BCM summer concert series tonight from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. With their signature, high-voltage, dance party sound and eclectic mix of Motown, R&B, pop, current hits, dance classics, oldies, and jazz, The Company has cross-generational appeal, performing songs by Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars,...

Faith Community Pharmacy announces relocation from Florence to Newport’s WaterTower Square

Faith Community Pharmacy, a Northern Kentucky-based non-profit organization, has announced it will relocate from Florence to 601 Washington Ave. in Newport effective June 1. The new office space, located in WaterTower Square, features an updated and expanded pharmacy allowing for the expansion of services, a private consultation room to better serve patients and proximity to key partner organizations. Faith...

Camp Ernst hosts first Celebration of Hispanic Families event for Learning Grove

As part of the Parent Education aspect of The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) literacy program implemented at Jones Middle School by Learning GroveL, families were tasked with identifying a need in the community and addressing it. They decided to celebrate Hispanic families by having a camp day for them to be exposed to activities they wouldn’t normally experience. Learning Grove’s...

Special Olympics Kentucky’s team takes part in opening ceremonies of the USA Games at Orlando

Staff report Special Olympics Kentucky’s team took part in the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics USA Games at Exploria Stadium in Orlando on Sunday in anticipation of the start of the competitions Monday. The following video is Courtesy of ESPEN. Let the games begin! https://www.dropbox.com/s/sswhqp7qzkezwku/SO22_Kentucky_Delegation_2VNR.mov?dl=0 In the walk-in video were: Kentucky State...

Art Equals invites all comers to Pioneer Park for creative arts activities each Tuesday through July 12

Each Tuesday through July 12, Art Equals will be on hand at Pioneer Park with supplies and inspiration to help area residents get their own creative juices flowing. Each week will offer a different craft. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. Art Equals is a non-profit that seeks to nurture the creative spirit by providing accessible creative opportunities for everyone. Program Dates: June 7,...

Newport’s James Boyd named Administrator of Year in Rotary Club of Cincinnati’s education awards

James Boyd of Newport was one of four educators and administrators honored for excellence within the Cincinnati Public School system. The awards were presented by The Rotary Club of Cincinnati. Boyd, who is the mechanical systems manager for facilities for the school system’s 65 schools, was named Administrator of the Year. Iranetta Wright of Mt. Auburn, the new Superintendent of Cincinnati Public...

Duke Energy awards $390,000+ in grants to workforce education, training programs, including nine in NKY

Duke Energy presented more than $390,000 in grants for workforce education and training across Greater Cincinnati this morning, including nine grants to Northern Kentucky organizations. The announcement was made by Duke Energy President Amy Spiller at Easterseals of Greater Cincinnati. The grants support workforce development and education programs to prepare future employees with the skills necessary...

Redwood to honor winners of inaugural Celebration of Abilities Awards at ‘Redwood at the Reds’ June 17

Redwood, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities, is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Celebration of Abilities Awards, which recognizes people and organizations that work to shatter barriers to full inclusion for individuals with disabilities. “At Redwood, we’re always looking to highlight what individuals can do, rather than what they can’t...

St. Vincent de Paul Summer Breeze heat relief program celebrates 24th year helping NKyians

Now in its 24th year, St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky’s (SVdPNKY) annual Summer Breeze Program sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare begins today and will run through August 31. It is the only annual heat relief program in Northern Kentucky that provides new AC units and fans to neighbors of all ages suffering from a documented medical condition such as asthma or COPD. The summer heat and humidity...

Point/Perk barrister Maggie Shiekh happily shares her tatoo body art — in Hebrew

By Andy Furman Point/Arc She wears her emotions on her sleeve. Well, technically on her arm. And, by the way those emotions are in the form of a tattoo – in Hebrew. Maggie Shiekh proudly shows off her work of art every Thursday and Friday at The Point/Perk Coffee Shop – those are the two-days-a-week she works as a barrister. She serves as School Psychologist at Withrow University High School the...