2. With new beginnings come endings as well. Cake Towne has closed their Fort Thomas location. It is a sad, and rather abrupt end to a promising business in the Inverness District. Cake Towne had brought a fair amount of positive attention to the Fort Thomas retail scene through participation in Groupon and other avenues and filled a need for a bakery in the area. Personally, I enjoyed being able to pick up cake balls for events or a cake for occasional birthdays but this apparently wasn't enough to keep the business open. In a response from Cake Towne via Facebook they had the following to say:
It was a bad location. We were too far off the beaten path. We kept our Butler location though3. Apparently there was a vacancy on the Fort Thomas School Board and apparently the state Department of Education had the authority to appoint someone to the open position. The DOE appointed Lisa Duckworth who seems to have strong qualifications for the job. According to the linked article:
Previously, she served on the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) boards at Moyer Elementary and Highlands High; served as PTO President at Moyer Elementary; served as a member (nine years total) of the Site-Based, Decision-Making (SBDM) councils at Moyer Elementary, Highlands Middle and Highlands High; and has also served on the Fort Thomas Local Planning Committee (LPC). Most recently, she has worked coordinating the annual community teacher appreciation breakfast.
4. And in a cool Fort Thomas resident making it big note - Fort Thomas resident Connie Hall has had a third book published and now available on Amazon.com. The book titled "Bible Bugs... Play Ball" can be found at the following link.