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I was trying to find a visual to go with this post and nothing really came to mind, so I decided to google "who was born today" to see if I could get any ideas. Pretty interesing. Nelson Mandela, John Glenn, Vin Diesel, Richard Branson and Kristen Bell.
Then, I looked at who was born tomorrow, July 19th. I'm fairly confident there hasn't been a mismatch bigger than these two groups of people. In terms of... well, everything. Onto the news and notes:
- Had the Collier Mama last night at Mio's. It was awesome. Bacon, pineapple, onion, mushroom stuffed pizza. Or the Spicy Collier Mama with jalapenos. Remember, the first to order it ($17.99), take a picture and submit it to this blog, wins a FREE Divotcard.
- While I was there, I noticed that The Candy Cottage has a notice to customers that it's relocating. I haven't called yet to figure out where, but their last day will be next Friday. Their 2 year lease may be up, as I found this article in our archives.
- This hits just a day after Jessica Duke broke the story (see below this post) that Marshall Granger Jewelers is leaving Fort Thomas for Cold Spring after 53 years in Fort Thomas. Two big blows for the Towne Center Business District. I'd like to hear the landlord's side of the story on this story.
- Campbell County voters will get to decide on a tax rate increase to build a South Branch of the public library by a vote of 3-1.
- If you are as pumped as I am about the new Batman movie coming out (I know, I'm a nerd) and read everything you can get your eyes on about the third installment, make sure you read Stephanie Class' article in the latest Inside Fort Thomas. I know, I know. It's not Fort Thomas Matters, but Stephanie does a great job detailing her time on set with the 2nd installment, The Dark Knight.
Ben, Darrin and I were absolutely enthralled of her stories from the movie, including a chance encounter in a rickety elevator with Heath Ledger in full Joker costume. Good stuff.
- Finally, some rain. It is pretty sweet not to have to mow the grass, though.