Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Many of you have noticed the police activity in the middle of town this afternoon. One lane of the intersection at Highland Ave. and S. Ft. Thomas Ave. has been closed while the police continue investigating and photographing the area outside of Warden & Associates Realtors.
|Highland Park Restrooms|
|Highland Park Pavilion|
|Highland Park Swings|
Saturday, July 28, 2012
1. Heroin deaths in Campbell County has increased from 5 in 2010 to nearly 30 in the past twelve months. The article doesn't mention if this is isolated to communities like Newport or if it is a rural Campbell County heroin issue. No real possible solutions to or sources of the problem were identified in the article but it is clear more will need to be done to stem the tide and keep it from spreading.
2. The recent induction of Barry Larkin to the Hall of Fame wasn't without its Fort Thomas influence. As John Fay reports Sean Donelan, a Fort Thomas resident, shouted 'we love you Barry' as he paused to gather himself during his induction speech. The gesture was rewarded by Barry. Watch the video to hear the full story.
3. There was an interesting hash tag with a Fort Thomas influence that trended on Twitter the other day - #DaleMuellerQuotes. Search the hash tag for yourself, it is a blast. Patrick Towles got in on the action and my favorite.... "How intimidating is our mascot? We are the Highlands Bluebirds... What will we do? Peck you to death?"
Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Please Come Out & Join Us For
*Because when it comes to fighting cancer, we are all in this one together!!!
WHEN: Friday, July 27th 8 P.M. – Close
Becky Reed is a graduate of
Due to her condition, she has understandably been unable to work. As a result, the bills associated with her cancer have been piling up, and are a great source of anxiety for her and her family. The purpose of this event is to help to alleviate some of the financial and emotional burden, and to help give her strength through our support.
Please come out to The Fort Thomas PUB on Friday, July 27th and show some support. A percentage of the sales that evening will be donated to the cause, and your mere presence will lift her spirits!
*If you are unable to attend, donations will be (gratefully) accepted at Bank of
|Rossford Park Play Area|
|Rossford Park Play Area|
|Rossford Park Baseball Fields|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
You definitely won't be bored this week, Cake Eaters. There's everything from a Shakespeare performance to a visit from the Bubble Truck this week. The upcoming week will also feature an important event in honor of Private First Class Brandon T. Pickering.
Monday, July 23rd:
On Mondays, Mio's becomes more than just your friendly neighborhood pizza place, but also an entertainment spot for the whole family. Dan the Balloon Man will provide your kids with exciting balloon creations, and the Kona Ice truck will be parked out front for an after-dinner treat. Order a Collier Mama and send us your photos!
Location: Mio's Pizzeria
Tuesday, July 24th:
Ft. Thomas Police Department Presents - Teen Safety Tips
The Ft. Thomas Police Department will teaching teens how to stay safe. Also, participants in the Teen Summer Reading Program are eligible to win prizes attending the event.
Location: Ft. Thomas Library
Wednesday, July 25th:
Stock up on some organic and locally grown food items.
Location: Midway District
Thursday: July 26th:
The Merchant of Venice
Can't make it to the Globe Theater this summer? No worries, Shakespeare is coming to Tower Park. Stop by the Amphitheater and check out a performance of The Immortal Bard's tragic comedy.
Location: Amphitheater at Tower Park
Blue Marble Bookstore is helping to keep your children entertained this summer. According to Blue Marble's website, "Bubble-making expert Sonny Fenwick of Louisville, Kentucky will be bringing his souped-up, colorful Bubble Truck and will be demonstrating the creation and sculpture of bubbles of all shapes and sizes."
Location: Blue Marble Bookstore
Friday, July 27th:
Art After Hours: Art Exhibition, Music, Food & Wine!
The library will be displaying the work of 16 artists from around the area. Appetizers will be available courtesy of McHale's Catering & Events, and samples of Stonebrook wine can be purchased for $1.00. The Kentucky Wonder String Band will be performing during the evening.
Location: Ft. Thomas Library
Saturday, July 28th:
Memorial Highway Dedication
Private First Class Brandon T. Pickering will be honored with a Memorial Highway. Pickering passed away on April 10, 2011 due to injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan. Pickering graduated from Highlands High School in 2008. Join his family and government officials in honoring his service to our country.
Location: Corner of River Rd. and South Ft. Thomas Ave.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
1. Streamline the delivery of city services
2. Maintain fiscal stability
3. Position the city to better address future financial challenges
- - Improve 8 commercial building exteriors in the Town Center and Midway business districts
- - Construct the sidewalk on Memorial Parkway connecting Fort Thomas to Newport and Bellevue
- - Construct the new bandshell at the amphitheater in Tower Park
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
-The Mark vs. Food video is complete. Kudos to Zeke the Intern. It's a little long, but bear with us while we figure out what works and what doesn't. The next few videos will be much shorter so when you watch it at work, your boss probably won't bust you.
Here's the video: Mark vs. Food - Izzy's 110 Challenge vs the Cincinnati Rollergirls.
- Mio's is going to name a pizza special the Collier Mama (call-yer-mama). So, yeah. I guess my life is pretty much complete at the moment and in no way is that depressing to me.
-Tower Park is in the running for "Best Park in the Nation" - in a contest being put on by Coca-Cola. First place wins a $100,000 grant for the park. It's important to vote early and often as the contest ends Sunday. As an ancillary benefit, maybe we can rehire the two Fort Thomas employees who were let go to due to "future financial hardships." Here's how to vote:
THE EASIEST WAY TO VOTE FOR , FOLLOW THIS INFORMATION SO IT DOESN'T GET MIXED UP:
Log on: www.LivePositively.Com
Click: "Get Involved"
Click: "Vote for your favorite park"
enter search: "Fort Thomas Tower Park"
Click on Fort Thomas Tower Park & vote.
You can double click the name again and vote a 2nd, 3rd, 4th time etc without going to the beginning again.
We need people with smart phones voting via foursquare at the park. Not only is it 100 votes, but in the case of a tie, the park with the most votes this way will be the winner.
We have over 400 votes now and that is after just starting at around 7:00 last night. We are currently ranked in the 500's but getting better with every vote. We still have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Only 2 1/2 days left.
- Cobblestone Cafe is celebrating their 7th anniversary. Congrats to them! Grab a soup and sandwich and tell them congrats in person
- Back in April, 2008 Highlands High School graduate, Brandon Pickering died from enemy fire as he was serving our country in Iraq. To honor him, River Road will be forever be know as the Brandon T.Pickering Memorial Highway.
I've seen other communities do this for veterans killed in action, and am glad to see this take place for one of our own. Details below:
A local soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be honored with a Memorial Highway along KY and local officials will recognize Private First Class Brandon T. Pickering.
Pickering, 21, died April 10, 2011 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and a rocker propelled grenade in Wardak province, Afghanistan, April 8. Pickering was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. He was a 2008 graduate of Highlands High School.
Pickering’s memorial highway will be from the intersection of KY 8 to the intersection KY 1120 on KY.
Family of Private First Class Brandon T. Pickering;
State and local officials
Memorial Highway dedication
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
The plaza corner of KY 445 (River Road) and KY 1120 (South Ft. Thomas Ave.)
Ft. Thomas, Ky. 41075