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Roebling may be closed to traffic but bridge-related events in May include tours, pubs and mystery safe

The iconic Roebling Bridge may be closed to cars, but there are still a number of bridge-related events happening this May. Bridge tours, Sat. May 11, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. All your burning questions about the bridge, its history and construction will be answered during one of the two free tours being given by Bridge Committee members on Sat. May 11. The tours last about an hour and start at 10:00...

Redwood turns 66 this month; continues legacy of service to Northern Kentucky communities

Redwood, the nonprofit, special needs facility located in Fort Mitchell celebrates birthday 66, Monday, May 13. And there’s no sign of getting older – or even slowing down. It was more than 65 years ago this facility was created for families looking for quality education for their children with cerebral palsy. Today, the Redwood menu has grown – and expanded. Redwood serves 800-plus clients...

Trinity Episcopal’s Sprouts and Stouts Festival returns May 10-11 with plant sale, music and more

Trinity Episcopal Church will bring the community together with a festival to raise funds and awareness for Non-Profits in Covington. The fifth annual ‘Sprouts and Stouts Festival’ will return Mother’s Day weekend, as a two-day event May 10-11. ‘Sprouts and Stouts’ started as a small garden sale and has steadily grown in attendance. This year’s event will begin with a Plant Sale on Friday...

NKU’s Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project awards $34,000 to 22 local nonprofits

Northern Kentucky University students awarded $34,000 to 22 agencies through the university’s nationally recognized Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project.   This spring, 364 students from 19 classes took part in integrating philanthropy into their classroom experience. Students learned about nonprofits that serve the community and evaluated where to invest grants provided by local funders. Each...

Girls on the Run to host its end-of-season 5k event on May 11; up to 4000 participants expected

Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati will host its end-of-season 5k event on May 11 at 10 a.m. 100 Central Ave (West side of Paul Brown Stadium). Pre-race celebration and events begin at 8 a.m. Girls on the Run is a physical-activity based, positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that prepares 3rd to 8th-grade girls for a 5k event along with helping them develop key life skills. Last year’s...

50th Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show set for May 11 at George Rogers Clark Park in Covington

The 50th Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 11, from noon–5 p.m. at the George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive in Covington. Overlooking the Ohio River and facing the Cincinnati skyline, the park is the perfect location to celebrate the heritage of Covington native son, Frank Duveneck. Rain date is Sunday, May 12. Frank Duveneck was born in 1848 in Covington...

Covington Ladies Home to be rebranded as Victorian at Riverside; street renamed to honor founder

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The easternmost tip of Seventh Street was renamed Battelle Lane in a ceremony at the Covington Ladies Home Friday afternoon. Covington Ladies Home CEO Carrie Vanderzee shows a proclamation from the City of Covington recognizing the Covington Ladies Home and its founder Ellen Battelle Dietrick (photos by Mark Hansel) The event included a proclamation from Covington...

Reminder: Beyond the Curb is Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; see properties in Cov’s MainStrasse

Where can architecture and history buffs, interior design devotees and fans of urban living all meet together? At the Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tour on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s spring tour is focused on Covington’s charming MainStrasse Village and offers an exclusive look inside the historic homes, artsy lofts and modern apartments of this eclectic neighborhood. Beyond...

Fort Mitchell, Lakeside Park bring back Party in the Fort to kick off summer; May 18 at DCCH grounds

The Cities of Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park are partnering this year to bring back Party in the Fort for a second year to kick-off summer. The event will be held on Saturday, May 18th, from 6-10:30 p.m., at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home (DCCH) grounds located at 75 Orphanage Road. This family-friendly event will have activities and entertainment for all age groups along with food and drinks...

Nonprofit briefs: Whitaker gets Golden Eagle, $15K to Redwood from Jergens; Literacy Network and Subaru

NKyTribune staff Rhonda Whitaker receives Golden Eagle Award Rhonda Whitaker, vice president, Community Relations for Duke Energy, will receive the Golden Eagle Award from the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts. The award will be given tonight at the Golden Eagle Dinner at Madison Events Center in Covington. The annual fundraiser supports Scouting in Northern Kentucky. Redwood gets grant from Andrew...

NKU’s Friends of Steely Library’s ‘Good Food Good Drinks Good Books’ scholarship event is May 15

Friends of Steely Library will hold its third annual “
Good Food • Good Drinks • Good Books” event on Wednesday, May 15, 7-10 p.m.at the Devou Golf & Event Center in Covington. Kristen Kreft and Maya Banatwala, authors of Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin on Mixology, will be headlining the evening with a book signing to promote their upcoming collaboration. Rocktails honors musicians...

Portion of Seventh Street in Covington to be renamed ‘Battelle Lane’ in honor of Ladies Home founder

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The City of Covington on Friday will unveil a new name for the eastern-most tip of Seventh Street as it runs alongside the Covington Ladies Home.) When the Ohio River reached then-record levels in 1884, the catastrophic flood displaced thousands of Covington residents. The plight of elderly women – including Civil War widows and so-called “spinsters” –...

KY Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities to host 7th annual Clay Shoot to benefit local children

The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) will host its 7th Annual Pulling for Kids Charity Clay Shoot presented by The NRA Foundation on Thursday, July 11. The event will once again be held at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, a world-class sporting clays facility and host of this event since its conception in 2013. “The NRA Foundation has shown great support to SCC by committing...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Reds Community Fund team up on Bellevue Vets field renovation

A normal high school baseball game in Northern Kentucky this week took on extra meaning as dignitaries from both the Cincinnati Reds and St. Elizabeth Healthcare were on hand for a special presentation. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for St. Elizabeth Healthcare Field at the Bellevue Vets, celebrating the start of construction efforts at the complex that will include a new synthetic turf infield,...

Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Music@BCM Concert Series Returns May 16 with Nicole Zuraitis

New York City’s Grammy-nominated vocalist, keyboardist and composer Nicole Zuraitis returns to Northern Kentucky as one of the talented performers who will fill Behringer-Crawford Museum with music in its annual Music@BCM concert series. Zuraitis Zuraitis, whose debut 2018 appearance here was captured on a CD, Live at the Two-Headed Calf, opens the series on Thursday, May 16, accompanied by...