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Newport History Museum presents ‘Black Sports Legends of Newport High School’ on MLK Day

Newport History Museum @ The Southgate Street School will present “Black Sports Legends of Newport High School” on Monday from noon to 5 p.m. in recognition of Martin Luther King Day. Photo provided “Black Sports Legends of Newport High School” prepared by Daylin Garland will be on display for viewing said Scott Clark, historic preservation office and Newport History Museum executive director. This...

Greater Cincinnati Foundation offering grants for summer programs for kids and classroom projects

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is offering nonprofit organizations and schools the opportunity to apply for grants to support innovative education programs that are enriching and fun for youth during the summer months and the school year — Summertime Kids and Learning Links, respectively. Funding requests for up to $1,000 will be accepted for both proposals.   Summertime Kids grants are available...

The Carnegie announces 2019-20 theater season – punk rock to family musical; tickets now on sale

The 2019-20 Carnegie Theatre Season will be filled with twists and turns sure to please audiences of all ages as it transports patrons from a punk rock show to the troubled mind of a brilliant mathematician, back to biblical times, and finally to the London nightclub scene in the 1960s. The season will open in August with Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, a rock opera featuring songs from Green Day’s...

Children Inc. honoring Garren Colvin with Charity in Action Award at its Raising of the Green gala

On March 23, Children, Inc. will present Garren Colvin, President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, with the 2019 Charity in Action Award at Raising of the Green, an annual gala to support the organization’s work with children and families in our community. Colvin’s continued support for the Northern Kentucky region made him an easy choice for this recognition. Garren Colvin Shannon Starkey-Taylor,...

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers free income tax preparation in Newport, Florence, Grant county

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service is a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Brighton Center which allows us to offer free income tax preparation in Newport, Florence, and Grant County during the tax return season. Additionally, in the offseason, free tax preparation is available by appointment only. Volunteers Are Needed  • Join...

State Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted Market set for March 15-17 at Horse Park’s Alltech Arena

The Kentucky Crafted Market, the Kentucky Arts Council’s showcase event featuring the best art and craft in the Commonwealth, will be back in Lexington, March 15-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena. “This is the first time we’ve hosted The Market at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, and we’re looking forward to taking advantage of every feature of this unique venue,”...

KSO presents ‘Stop the World — I Want to Get Off,’ a musical adventure to whisk audiences across globe

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 Passport to musical adventure continues to whisk audiences across the globe. On January 26 and 27, the KSO dusts off the 1961 musical Stop the World — I Want to Get Off by the British team of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, for the first Cincinnati performances since 1978. The performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan....

The Art of Food at the Carnegie: Celebrate the lucky 13th year of event, a mix of local food and great art

Get your fill of good luck — and delicious cuisine — by celebrating the lucky 13th year of THE ART OF FOOD with us on Friday, February 22, at 6 p.m. at The Carnegie in Covington. Featuring a fortuitous mix of local fare prepared by your favorite Tri-State chefs, this extraordinary evening promises to be full of magical meals, scrumptious superstitions, and much more. Click image to order tickets. For...

$1million private gift creates memorial fund for Kentucky State Fair World Championship Horse Show

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Foundation received an endowment gift of $1 million from William Blacklaw of Oregon City, Oregon, which will be used to establish the “Barbara Blacklaw Memorial Fund” to benefit the Kentucky State Fair World Championship Horse Show.   The endowment will be invested in an interest-bearing account. Accrued interest on the endowment will be disbursed annually,...

St. E’s and Reds to donate over $22k of baseball and softball equipment to 11 NKY schools at Griffin Elite Jan. 16

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Pitch In For Baseball and the Reds Community Fund will distribute $22,500 worth of baseball and softball equipment to 11 Northern Kentucky High School at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Griffin Elite in Erlanger. Special guest will be Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sal Romano. Receiving the equipment are Bellevue, Boone County, Campbell County, Dayton, Dixie Heights, Grant County, Covington Holmes,...

Carnegie presents first show of year — Hunchback of Notre Dame, on weekends January 12-27

The bells of Notre Dame will be ringing in the Otto M. Budig Theatre as The Carnegie presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, weekends January 12–27. Quasimodo, the outcast with a heart of gold longs to join the city of Paris during the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly...

Greater Cincinnati Foundation offering opportunity for $50k grants to help the region’s most vulnerable

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) invites organizations to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to help the region’s most vulnerable have better access to food, shelter and behavioral health services. Grants will be increased from $35,000 to $50,000 this year as a response to the shift in funding available in the community in this critical sector. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, February...

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association helps homeless Army Veteran move into new housing

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association answered in force to help an Army Veteran to move into HUD housing in Erlanger. Billy Siekman, Tom Ranft, Dennis Glover, Gordon Pettigrew with son Mukwa Pettigrew. Kneeling Michael King and Scott Brooks. Michael King, who served with the U.S. Army, fell on hard times, became homeless and was secretly sleeping at his job site until finally, his HUD ticket was...

Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky, bilingual welcoming place, to open in Covington

On Monday, January 7, the new Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky will open in Covington. Located at 234 Pike Street in Covington, the Center will serve as a bilingual welcoming place for the community to gather or seek assistance. The day was chosen as “move-in day” because it follows Día de Reyes, a significant Hispanic and Latin American Christmas tradition, in which presents are...

Newport Firefighters Local 45 report 2018 successful community service projects for families and children

The Firefighters of Local 45 place great importance on community involvement, embracing a mission to develop and implement programs to empower and improve the quality of life for families and individuals within its communities and to advance the education of youth. Local 45’s Community Outreach Program has grown immensely in the last three years and plan to keep growing even stronger and giving...