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Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center accepting applications for fall art, cooking and yoga classes

(Photo from Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center) Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center is now accepting students for Fall 2021 art, cooking, and yoga classes. Students can choose between multi-week classes or one-time workshops. During the session, visitors can choose from over 100 classes and workshops including: Street Art: Students will discover the history of street art by exploring the works of iconic...

Covington’s Center for Great Neighborhoods seeking nominations for Heart of the Community Award

If you know an engaged Covington resident – youth or adult – who makes the community around them better, here’s your chance to see them recognized. The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington is honoring community “warriors” for their generosity and dedication with its Heart of the Community Award. Previous winners of CGN’s Heart of the Community award. (Photo from City of Covington) “Covington...

Ludlow Heritage Museum’s Labor Day Party on the Plaza event to celebrate return of ‘new’ old caboose

Ludlow’s railroad legacy will be revived on Labor Day with a Party on the Plaza event welcoming a “new” old Southern Railroad Caboose X554 to the city plaza at 51 Elm St. Southern Railroad Caboose X554 (Photo from Ludlow Heritage Museum) The event is open to the public and will run Monday, September 6, from 3-8 p.m. In addition to the caboose ribbon-cutting ceremony, visitors can view the caboose...

Registration open for Girls Scouts’ Outdoor Adventure Day September 25 in Erlanger

The Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) is currently accepting registrations for their Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday for September 25 in Erlanger. The one-day camp will feature a morning and afternoon session. Session one runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and session two runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each session is open to girls, fourth through twelfth grade, who want to explore leadership,...

NKY swimmer Maddie Brinkman, coach Debbie Ogden to participate in 2022 Special Olympics

Swimmer Maddie Brinkman of Union and coach Debbie Ogden of Ft. Wright have been named to the Team Kentucky delegation that will compete in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games next June in Orlando, Fla. Brinkman, 21, has been a Special Olympics athlete for five years and has competed in softball and track and field in addition to swimming. She is a member of the Northern Kentucky Dolphins swim team...

Cincinnati Zoo stepping up to help conserve Asian elephants, both at home and across the globe

August is Asian Elephant Awareness Month, a great time to call attention to the challenges facing this magnificent species and to spread the word about Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s commitment to helping them survive in their native habitats and building a new home, Elephant Trek, where they can thrive in Cincinnati. “While we are creating a world-class home for the elephant herd at...

Arts Council seeking applications for grants to provide arts experiences for Kyians 65 and older

The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking applications for its Arts Access Assistance: Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning grant that will provide funding to create arts experiences for groups of people 65 and older in Kentucky communities. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded through the competitive application process. The purpose of the Arts Access Assistance: Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning Grant...

Cincinnati Paralegal Association to host ‘Remember: Wills for First Responders’ event in Erlanger Sept. 11

The Cincinnati Paralegal Association has announced its next Remember: Wills for First Responders program event will be hosted by the Erlanger Fire Department. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at the Erlanger Council Chambers at 505 Commonwealth Avenue in Erlanger. Paralegal volunteers will be assisting with intake, drafting, witnessing, and notarizing documents. Attorney...

‘Boom on the Bridge’ offers best seats in the region for watching the spectacular fireworks of Sept. 5

Labor Day party-goers will once again have the opportunity to take in the spectacular views of the Western & Southern/WEBN fireworks display from the best vantage point on the Ohio River while also helping to repair and reopen the 149-year-old bridge, which now serves as the pedestrian-only link between Newport and Cincinnati. The Newport Southbank Bridge Company announced that its “Boom on...

Fraternal Order of Eagles to celebrate grand opening of new Dayton Aerie Saturday; public invited

The Dayton chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), an international nonprofit organization, will have a grand opening ceremony at its new Aerie at 1101 Third Avenue at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to the ceremony and to join in the celebration afterward at the Eagles Grill Room and a block party on Kenton Street next to the Aerie, a portion of which will be blocked off to traffic. The...

Kentucky Department of Agriculture records highest-ever Ag Tag donations with more than $731,000

Kentucky farmers donated $731,627.67 to the Ag Tag Program for 2021 – the highest ever in program history, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. The amount donated this year is $119,884.59 more than last year’s amount, and more than the previous highest donated amount, which was $629,865.43 in 2017. Ag Tag donations divided among Kentucky 4-H, FFA and the Department of Agriculture....

Life Learning Center to go ‘over the edge’ with first-ever rappelling event in NKY

For many in our community, overcoming a personal struggle can be enough to push someone mentally “over the edge.” Now, Life Learning Center (20 West 18th Street), the Covington-based nonprofit organization that helps people transform their lives for long-term success, is changing that narrative with a first-ever event for Northern Kentucky. Adventurous thrill seekers on both sides of the Ohio River...

Long-awaited opening of Zembrodt Education Center at the Point/Arc is here — students start Wednesday

The long-awaited Opening Day for the Zembrodt Education Center at The Point/Arc is Wednesday. Students are expected to enter the classroom at the facility that was officially opened in 2020, and was totally vacant last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandon Releford is the new Executive Director/Education and becomes the first active Director in the new Center. Brandon Releford Releford is...

Tom Crawford named vice president and COO of Cincinnati Association for Blind & Visually Impaired

Tom Crawford Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) has named Thomas (Tom) Crawford as the new Vice President of Social Enterprises and Chief Operating Officer. Crawford joined CABVI in mid-August. He had a long career with his family business, Donisi Mirror Company, where he served as President and Vice President of Business Development. He has a strong commitment to...

Registration is now open for the return Adventure Crew’s Great Ohio River Swim set for August 29

Get ready to make a splash, The Bill Keating, Jr. Great Ohio River Swim, presented by TriHealth, returns to the riverfront Sunday, August 29. A fundraiser for Adventure Crew, the event is the only open water swim to travel across the Ohio River and back. Participants take the plunge at the Public Landing in Downtown Cincinnati, then swim to the Kentucky side of the river and back (a distance of approximately...