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GCF, United Way and partners are activating a COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to address critical needs

In response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, bi3, Fifth Third Foundation, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Foundation and The Scripps Howard Foundation, have activated a cross-sector regional response to quickly address the critical needs of our community. “This...

Children’s Home of NKY activates emergency operations plan in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky/CHNK Behavioral Health, the only licensed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) in Northern Kentucky for adolescents with a mental health or addiction treatment need, has implemented an Emergency Operations Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CHNK’s risk management team has closely monitored the pandemic and its impact on the region,...

Redwood puts out call for nominations of Community Service Leaders and Empowering Employers

Redwood and its endowment organization, the Redwood Foundation, are seeking nominations for the Empowering Employer Award and Redwood Foundation Community Service Award The Redwood Empowering Employer Award recognizes an organization’s exemplary efforts to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. Criteria for this award include...

Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy extended through April 3 to address regional food banks’ increased need

Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division today announced the extension of the Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy initiative and encouraged Kentuckians to support the Commonwealth’s regional food banks in response to increased need resulting from the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. The Legal Food Frenzy is traditionally a statewide food and fund drive...

United Way to advance one month’s allocation to partner agencies in response to coronavirus crisis

United Way of Greater Cincinnati has notified its 140 partner agencies that it will advance one month’s allocation and be flexible with 2020 accountability requirements so agencies are able to respond to immediate needs related to the coronavirus. New President/CEO Moira Weir announced the response to the “extraordinary situation” involved the coronavirus-19. Moira Weir “These...

Redwood Express – Redwood’s annual fundraiser was a night of good fun for a great cause

NKyTribune The Redwood Express – An Evening of Celebration was held recently at Paul Brown Stadium. Redwood Express annual fudraiser Posted by Mark Hansel on Saturday, March 14, 2020 The Redwood Express fundraiser took place recently at Paul Brown Stadium. The event, the primary fundraiser for Redwood, drew more than 600 guests and raised more than $125,000 The event honored Redwood Clients,...

KCADV successful Shop & Share fundraiser: $256,050 in donations to domestic violence shelters

The 11th Annual Shop & Share Fundraiser last month gave shoppers an opportunity to purchase and share necessary items with their local domestic violence program. Kentuckians supported 15 domestic violence programs with $296,050 in donated supplied and funds. All Kroger stores across Kentucky participate every year, as well as Food City, Super Dollar, and some IGA and Save-a-Lot stores. In all,...

Update: Museum Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center now closed through April 3 

In the interests of guest, staff, and volunteer safety, Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC)  and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center  (NURFC) announced today they will be closed to the public through April 3. CMC will continue to monitor developments around the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus and will evaluate whether the closure will continue beyond that date. Initially, CMC and NURFC officials...

Redwood Expands Services with Boone County site, primarily to house early care and education program

Redwood’s Board of Trustees made history on Tuesday night when they approved a plan to expand Redwood’s Services by opening a satellite location in Hebron, Kentucky.  Redwood has been providing all of its services out of their current location in Fort Mitchell for 50 years. Program expansions over the years have resulted in periodic additions onto the original building.  However, Redwood is now...

Kids Voting NKY to feature governors Steve Beshear, Ernie Fletcher at annual luncheon April 21

Kids Voting Northern Kentucky is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that exists to teach young people the importance of voting and help them develop the habit of voting. On Election Day, future voters go to the polls with their parents and cast their votes in a mock election at a Kids Voting booth. During the last presidential election, more than 11,000 Northern Kentucky children cast a special...

Point Arc to have ribbon-cutting on new Zembrodt Education Center on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The Point Arc will celebrate the grand opening of the Zembrodt Education Center with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. A celebration in honor o Tony and Gerry Zembrodt will precede the ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. at Point Perk. An RSVP is welcome by calling 859.491.9191, but it is not necessary. The Zembrodt Education Center will provide the space needed to continue to offer employment services,...

The Life and Crimes of George Remus: Historian Bob Batchelor to discuss book on Thursday at free event

Author Bob Batchelor, a critically-acclaimed, bestselling cultural historian and biographer, tells the incredible story of Cincinnatian George Remus, his rise to infamy in the Prohibition Era and his ultimate downfall. The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius is a true-life story of love, murder, an extravagant lifestyle, and how Remus grew an illegal bourbon...

Hebron resident to be honored as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year at the JDRF Cincinnatians of the Year Gala

Susan Mustian, a Hebron resident and community volunteer, has been selected as the 2020 Cynthia Marver Marmer Volunteer of the Year for JDRF Southwest Ohio. She will be honored at the Cincinnatians of the Year Gala, a black-tie event which will be held Saturday, May 9 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Justian The event draws more than 850 community and business leaders from the greater Cincinnati...

Eleven museums in Kentucky are participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s annual free Museum Day

More than 1,200 museums across the country will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day on April 4, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free. Participating museums and cultural institutions will emulate the policy of the Smithsonian Institution by opening their doors for free to visitors, providing free entry to anyone presenting...

Brighton Center, PNC offering new, free program to help those interested in homeownership

The dream of owning a home just got a little easier to achieve with a new and free program from Brighton Center’s Financial Wellness Department. A new Homebuyers Club, sponsored in partnership with PNC bank, will give those interested in owning a home the chance to learn about the purchasing process through a three-part series led by industry experts. Topics will include: • Budgeting for homeownership •...