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Aviatra Accelerators awards cash prizes to four young businesses at Flight Night Pitch competition

Aviatra Accelerators awarded $12,000 in cash prizes to four deserving young businesses at their Flight Night Pitch Competition at Carnegie Hall in Newport. A generous donation from alumna Robin Gentry McGee of Functional Formularies, made it possible to award two outstanding and high potential businesses with $5,000 cash each when the competition ended in a two-way tie for first place. Wendy Klepcyk...

Zonta Service Fund applications for December grant distribution due by Oct. 1; NKY nonprofits are eligible

The ZontaService Fund of Cincinnati, Inc. (ZSFC) – the Zonta Club of Cincinnati’s (ZCC) non-profit arm – is offering grants to local non-profit, IRS-qualified 501(c)3 organizations. The criteria that must be met to receive a ZSFC grant are:  (1) the organization/project must be aligned with the mission, goals, and strategies of Zonta International and the ZCC which relates to women and children’s...

The Kenton County Public Library offers events and activities at all of its branches in September

The Kenton County Public Library offers events and activities at all of its branches in September. The Covington Branch Library is located at 502 Scott Boulevard, in Covington. The Covington Branch Library is located at 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011. The Erlanger Branch is located at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. The William E. Durr Branch is located at 1992 Walton-Nicholson...

The Carnegie makes changes to its popular ArtStop Artist Series Workshops for ages 7-12

Changes are coming to The Carnegie’s popular ArtStop Artist Series Workshops. This fall, the first of five ArtStop sessions will run Saturday, September 21–October 26. Instead of four eight-week sessions offering three hour-long classes, The Carnegie will offer five six-week sessions with two 90 minute classes. The first six-week session will offer two classes focusing on visual arts for students...

Monarch Butterfly Migration begins soon — learn more at Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort

Special programs at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will celebrate the beginning of the monarch butterfly’s annual migration south. Participants can learn more about these valuable pollinators and receive expertise and advice on gardening for Kentucky’s native pollinators on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Salato Center. The event will feature activities suitable for individuals of...

Boone County Public Library September calendar for kids and teens includes events at all branches

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of August. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A list of events for adults will be published separately. Teen Gaming (middle and high School) Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Stop by the Teen Scene to play...

Kentucky Historical Society to unveil maker to commemorate Elmwood Hall in Ludlow

On September 7, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is unveiling a new state historical marker in Ludlow. Sponsored by the Ludlow Heritage Museum and the Starke Family Foundation, the marker commemorates Elmwood Hall, a house once owned by Israel Ludlow, a founder of the community. The marker discusses both the ownership of the house and its later use. According to the marker, “Elmwood Hall is...

Kentucky Arts Council awards $1.2m in operating support to 93 organizations across the state

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.2 million in operating support to 93 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2020 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program. The KAP program provides nonprofit arts organizations with unrestricted operating support to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky. “The Kentucky...

Still plenty of concert action on tap in the coming months at Boone County Public Library branches

The Boone County Public Library concert series will continue well into the fall. Here is a list of upcoming performances and locations. Concert @ the Library: 275 Brass Sunday, September 15, 2 p.m. Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665) The 275 Brass quintet plays your favorite show tunes and movie themes. Selections include “The Magnificent Seven,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”...

School for luthiers in tiny Kentucky town is starting nonprofit to make stringed instuments; set to hire 60

By Al Cross The Rural Blog A small Appalachian county seat that has never had a factory is getting a different sort of manufacturer: a luthiery, which will make guitars, mandolins and other stringed instruments. “The nascent Troublesome Creek Instrument Co. will build high-end guitars in a small manufacturing facility out of Appalachian hardwoods, some of which have never been used in instruments...

FCC’s “Kick Childhood Cancer” campaign kicks off in September; fundraiser at Braxton’s rooftop patio

This year FC Cincinnati will continue its tradition of bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September. Now a member of Major League Soccer, FCC’s efforts will be under the league’s “Kick Childhood Cancer” platform, allowing the club to expand its awareness efforts through league-wide programming. MLS’ “Kick Childhood Cancer” initiative has helped put a brighter light...

Through Magnified Giving, NKY students become philanthropists, join in giving over $174k

Students from the Northern Kentucky area, joined by over 4,200 regional students among 100 different schools, were challenged this past school year by a local nonprofit Magnified Giving to give money to causes whom they felt made a meaningful impact on the surrounding community. At award ceremonies, before friends, family, and the community, each school presented checks to their selected charities....

Greater Cincinnati Foundation awards ‘Supporting Educational Success’ grants to four NKY nonprofits

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded nearly $445,000 in Supporting Educational Success grants to 19 nonprofit organizations within its eight-county region. Four of the grants, totaling $100,000 went to NKY nonprofits. These grants support innovative in- and out-of-school educational programs that reduce disparities in educational attainment or that increase social emotional learning and...

Falcon Theatre kicks off 30th season with revival of Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps,’ a fast-paced spoof

He was known as the Master of Suspense.  Director Alfred Hitchcock created many films that became cultural and cinematic icons. Who doesn’t remember Cary Grant being chased across a cornfield by the murderous pilot of a mysterious crop duster? Or Tippi Hedren being dive-bombed by countless seagulls, crows, and sparrows in The Birds? Who among us felt safe in the shower after witnessing the fate...

Center for Great Neighborhoods’ Annual Celebration coming up; award nominations now being accepted

The Center for Great Neighborhoods’ Annual Celebration takes place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hellmann Creative Center. The Hellmann Creative Center is located at 321 W. MLK Blvd. in Covington The free, family-friendly event will include a look back at The Center’s accomplishments so far in 2019. It will also include a celebration of community leaders, and will feature...