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Monday, February 17, 2020

Two Highlands Teachers Recognized as National Board Certified Teachers

Kentucky recognizes 219 new National Board Certified Teachers...two of which are from Fort Thomas.

By Jessie Eden


Two Highlands teachers are being recognized as National Board Certified teachers.

Allison Roth and Michelle LaMantia both work at Woodfill Elementary School and were a part of Kentucky's fifth largest class of newly certified National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). The 2019 class ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of teachers who are board-certified and eight in the nation for overall number of NBCTs.


Kentucky has consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally for the number of National Board Certified Teachers....and the amount of work these teachers put in is substantial.

“The road to obtaining National Board certification is difficult -- the process involves hundreds of hours of work and can take up to three years of commitment,” Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown said. “I am incredibly proud of each of these talented and accomplished educators. Obtaining National Board certification is a very rigorous process that requires a lot of personal sacrifice and because it is a voluntary process, it speaks volumes about the dedication that these teachers have to reaching high standards for themselves and their students.”

To learn more about the journey these teachers made and more about the NBCT program, check out the website KYNBCT Network or the press release below from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Check Out The Fort Thomas Landmarks In This St. Elizabeth Commercial

Find out which Fort Thomas landmarks are featured in a new commercial...


By Jessie Eden

You may recognize some familiar scenery in a new commercial from St. Elizabeth.

The hospital designed the commercial to promote its Cardiovascular Center. It is the only center in Greater Cincinnati that is accredited by the American Heart Association.

In the first scene, you'll see the well-known streets of the Briarcliff subdivision.

Briarcliff subdivision was used in one scene.

In another, you'll see the Highlands field at Tower Park.

Enjoy!





Brewing, Bootleggin', Theatre & Pluto: Campbell Co. Library Launches New Off-Site Programs

Brewing, Bootleggin', Theatre & Pluto: Campbell Co. Library Launches New Off-Site Programs


By Jessie Eden

The Campbell County Library is launching some new programs!  These off-site programs put a new twist on learning. For the month of March, many of them are based on STEM programs (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).


The Science of Brewing:

When: Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

Description: Founder and Head Brewer of Alexandria Brewing Company, Andy Reynolds, will give a tour of his brewery, discuss their beer making processes and the technology and scientific knowledge required for making beer. Andy attended the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and graduated in Advanced Brewing Theory. The first brewery opened in the Cincinnati area over
200 years ago and ever since the craft and product have become important to the area’s
economy and culture.

Where: The Alexandria Brewing Co., 7926 Alexandria Pike #1 in Alexandria, 41001.

Designed For: Adults. Registration required, click here.

Find out more about George Remus at book talk with author Bob Batchelor.
(Img: Courtesy of the Campbell County Library)

Booze and Bootlegging: The Life and Crimes of George Remus

When: Thursday, March 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Description: Author Bob Batchelor, a critically-acclaimed, bestselling cultural historian and biographer, tells the incredible story of Cincinnatian George Remus, his rise to infamy in the Prohibition Era and his ultimate downfall. The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius is a true-life story of love, murder, an extravagant lifestyle, and how Remus grew an illegal bourbon empire that stretched nationwide. He murdered his wife Imogene in cold blood in Eden Park and the resulting trial was a national media sensation. Batchelor currently teaches in the Media, Journalism & Film Department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Author Bob Batchelor
(Img: Courtesy of the Campbell County Library)

Batchelor will sign copies of his book after his talk. Refreshments will be available at a cash bar.

This event is made possible through a partnership among the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society, the Newport History Museum, the Campbell County Public Library, The Newport Syndicate and American Legacy Tours (the Gangster Tour).

Where: The Newport Syndicate, 18 East 5th St. in Newport, 41071.

Designed For:  Adults. The event is free but registration is required. Register here or www.cchgsky.org.

Library Night at Falcon Theatre: The Agitators

When: Thursday, March 19 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Description: The final dress rehearsal of Falcon Theatre's production of The Agitators will be free of charge, one night only, to patrons who register and have a library card with the Campbell County Public Library. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The play tells the story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, young abolitionists who began their 45-year friendship with a common purpose and like ideals. Eventually, as their movements collided and their relationship was tested, they
helped shape the Constitution and American history.

Where: Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth St in Newport, 41071.

Designed For: Ages 13 and up. Registration required, click here.

Does Pluto exist?
Learn more at the debate on Mar. 26, presented by the Campbell County Library at Grassroots & Vine.
(Img: Courtesy of Campbell County Library)

Pluto Debate:

When: Thursday, March 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Description: Pluto was reassigned as a dwarf planet more than a decade ago, but the controversial decision by the International Astronomical Union is still a point of contention for many. Join representatives from NKU’s Haile Planetarium and the Cincinnati Observatory as they debate whether Pluto deserved its demotion, or whether it should be reinstated as a full-fledged planet. Stick around after the debate for a bit of astronomical trivia.

Where: Grassroots & Vine, 1011 S. Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, 41075.

Designed For: This event is free to the public, however, patrons are responsible for their own food and beverage purchases. Adults. Registration required, click here.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Highlands Hoops Finishes Undefeated at Home

Bluebirds Reach 23 Wins for First Time Since 2006

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. The Highlands Bluebirds boys basketball team finished undefeated at home with a 90-64 win over Lloyd Memorial on Friday. Highlands is 23-2 on the season.
The Highlands Bluebirds boys basketball team made the most of its last home game Friday on Senior Night.

The Bluebirds (23-2 overall) finished the season undefeated at home at 13-0 with a convincing 90-64 win over the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts (14-11) to move to 11-2 in 9th Region play. That includes the two-game Carespring Holiday Classic championship at Russell Bridges Gym in December.

Friday, February 14, 2020

This Week At The Capitol: February 10 - 14, 2020

This Week At The Capitol: February 10 - 14, 2020

FRANKFORT – Highlights of the legislative week typically occur in the historic Senate and House chambers, but this past week the Capitol Rotunda was the scene of an unforgettable moment for many in the statehouse.

Those attending the annual Black History Celebration, hosted by the Black Legislative Caucus, recognized a military hero who achieved great success but was not promoted to the position many believed he deserved due the racial prejudice he encountered throughout a military career that spanned more than three decades. During the Tuesday celebration, Gov. Andy Beshear announced to applause that Charles Young, who was born in 1864 to enslaved parents in Mays Lick, Kentucky, and went on to become the first African American Colonel in the U.S. Army, was being posthumously promoted to a Brigadier General in Kentucky.

Young’s commitment to service didn’t waver despite the prejudice he faced throughout his career, according to his friend, historian and NAACP founder W.E.B. DuBois. “Steadily, unswervingly he did his duty,” Dubois wrote in a memorial after Young’s death in 1922. “And Duty to him, as to few modern men, was spelled in capitals. It was his lodestar, his soul; and neither force nor reason swerved him from it.”

Throughout the rest of the week, legislative activity was in high gear at the Capitol. Numerous bills took steps forward in the legislation process, including measures on the following topics:

Diabetes:
House Bill 12 would limit patient costs for a 30-day supply of insulin to $100. The legislation was approved by the House Health and Family Services Committee and is awaiting a House vote.

Eating disorders:
Senate Bill 82 seeks to offer better treatment options to those with eating disorders by establishing the Kentucky Eating Disorder Council. The council would oversee the development and implementation of eating disorder awareness, education and prevention programs. It would also identify strategies for improving access to adequate diagnosis and treatment services and made recommendations on legislative and regulatory changes. The bill passed the Senate 34-0 on Monday and has been delivered to the House.

Expungement:
House Bill 327 would require the automatic expungement of records in acquittals or cases in which criminal charges were dismissed. The bill passed the House 91-0 on Monday and has been delivered to the Senate.

High school vocational education:
Senate Bill 156 would require the state to develop plans to transition state-operated secondary vocational education centers to local school districts by July 1, 2024. The bill was approved on Thursday by the Senate Education Committee and now awaits action from the full Senate.

Medical marijuana: 
House Bill 136 would legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky. The bill would establish policies for the cultivation, processing, sale, distribution and use of medical marijuana. Users would be required to have a prescription and would not be able to use medical marijuana in a form that could be smoked. Counties would be able to opt out of the state-regulated-program. The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee and now awaits consideration of the full House.

Transportation secretary:
Senate Bill 4 would no longer make the selection of the state transportation secretary a decision solely for the governor. Instead, the bill would create a Kentucky Transportation Board to be responsible for submitting a list of transportation secretary candidates from which the governor would make a selection. The governor’s choice would have to be confirmed by the Senate. The bill passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday and awaits action by the full Senate.

Vaping:
House Bill 32 would place a 25 percent excise tax on vaping products. The bill was approved by the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee on Tuesday and now awaits consideration by all House members.

There are convenient ways for citizens to stay in touch with the work of the General Assembly. The General Assembly’s website (legislature.ky.gov) provides information on each senator and representative, including their phone numbers, addresses and committee assignments. The site also provides bill texts, a bill-tracking service, and committee meeting schedules.

To share a message with any legislator, call the General Assembly’s toll-free message line at 800-372-7181.

Gov. Beshear, Other Kentucky Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Pass Sports Betting Bill

KEA, Chamber among bipartisan supporters

Gov. Andy Beshear
Last Thursday, with support from educators, top business leaders, law enforcement and retirees, Gov. Beshear called on lawmakers to pass sports betting legislation to stop Kentucky dollars from flowing to neighboring states and use those funds for needs in Kentucky.

“We have a real urgency in Kentucky. We need new revenue to support the needs of our communities, our state and especially our children who deserve the best education,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “We have an urgency to keep millions of Kentucky dollars from crossing our rivers and going to support the education and pension systems in our neighboring states. We are with business, education and pension leaders – Republicans and Democrats – working together on the same team. We all agree that passing sports betting is the right thing to do and we are working together to help move the state forward.”



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“Sports wagering provides much needed revenue and has bipartisan support in the legislature,” said Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman. “Passing this bill is a way we can all work together to support public education and provide Kentucky’s students and teachers the resources they need to cultivate the workforce of the future.”


Gov. Beshear, Rep. Adam Koenig, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashli Watts, Fayette County Education Association President Jessica Hiler, Jim Carroll, president of Kentucky Government Retirees, and a bipartisan group of about 20 lawmakers joined other supporters at the Capitol last Thursday to urge lawmakers to pass House Bill 137.

Rep. Adam Koenig
“This is a common sense proposal with broad support that would allow adults to legally engage in sports bets as entertainment,” said State Rep. Adam Koenig. “We know that Kentuckians are already gambling on sports, let’s make a move that allows us to regulate it and generate revenue for the state without raising taxes.”

Representatives from the State Fraternal Order of Police, firefighters, property valuation administrators, Kentucky Travel Industry Association, meetNKY, Commerce Lexington and the NKY Chamber also attended last Thursday in support. Others supporters include the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association and many local chambers across the state including Greater Louisville Inc., and Commerce Lexington.

“Like it or not, residents from every community in the Commonwealth are already betting on sports, either illegally through bookies or online, or legally across our border,” said State Rep. Al Gentry. “Regulating and taxing it in Kentucky helps us minimize illegal activity and generate revenues that allow us to help those with addiction problems and contribute millions to our pension liabilities. It helps us retain millions in discretionary spending dollars by our residents within our borders.”

Sports wagering would generate an estimated revenue increase of $22 million to $25 million a year.
On Jan. 15, the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee passed the bipartisan legislation 18-0, highlighting broad support. The legislation would also authorize fantasy sports and online poker.

“Kentucky’s children, educators and schools deserve the resources they need to be successful,” said Jessica Hiler, president of the Fayette County Education Association. “Sports wagering presents a tremendous and bipartisan opportunity to provide new revenue for public education and public pensions and for that the General Assembly should act to pass this bill.”

House Bill 137 would legalize sports wagering at horse race tracks and the Kentucky Speedway, as well as authorize mobile betting through online apps. The horse racing industry supports the effort.
“As the voice of Kentucky’s business community, passing sports wagering in 2020 is a no-brainer,” said Ashli Watts, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “Not only will it make us more competitive with our surrounding states who have enacted it, but it will also put much needed revenue in our state budget to help fund our state’s public pension system.  Sports wagering is a win-win for Kentucky – it’s good for business, good for taxpayers and we encourage the legislature to take action this General Assembly.”

Currently, sports betting is legal in 20 states including Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Americans illegally bet at least $150 billion annually on sports, according to the American Gaming Association. This legislation would not only ensure the state receives some of that revenue, but also ensures that it’s a regulated industry and not operating on the black market.

Gov. Beshear supports expanded gaming that would generate enough revenue, again that Kentuckians are already spending in neighboring states, to adequately fund the pensions promised to educators, first responders and state employees, but did not include the potential revenue in the balanced, responsible budget he proposed to lawmakers Jan. 28. The governor proposed modest revenue measures – less than half of what was passed by lawmakers in recent budgets – that have bipartisan support in the General Assembly.

Alexandria Planning and Zoning Recommends Plan for Mixed Use Development


 
Alexandria residents packed the recent Planning and Zoning meeting to discuss a proposed multi-use development.

by Robin Gee, city council beat editor

After a public hearing held February 4, the Alexandria Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zoning change request that, if passed by the city council, will clear the way for a mixed used development along Alexandria Pike.


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The change turns a 69-acre area along Alexandria Pike from a R-RE (Residential Real Estate and Agriculture) to a Planned Unit Development or PUD. The PUD designation requires an accompanying plan for the property, so the commissioners also approved a development plan for the site at 7541 Alexandria Pike that will include a 366-unit apartment development and three commercial properties.

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At the start of the public hearing for the zone change, City Attorney Mike Duncan outlined the process for the zone map amendment: After a presentation from the applicant, the floor would open up for public comment and questions, followed by deliberation and a decision from the commission.

He emphasized that the criteria for making a zone map amendment requires the applicant to show how the current zone is inappropriate and why the proposed zone would be appropriate. The development plan must be in keeping with the comprehensive plan.

The developer’s proposal


JR Kendall of Kendall Property Group presented his development proposal for apartments and commercial spaces to the Alexandria Planning and Zoning Commission.

The application for the zoning change came from Indiana-based Kendall Property Group. Owner JR Kendall presented the plan. He opened with some information about the company, which was started as a third-party construction company in 1988.

In 2005, the company moved into developing its own properties, focusing on multifamily projects. It has two projects in Northern Kentucky, Brookstone Crossing in Cold Spring and the Overlook Project on Turkeyfoot Road in Elsmere.

Kendall explained that the PUD allows for different types of uses within a single property, and it is attractive because it serves two purposes – to create a unified development but also eliminate the sprawling strip commercial development by providing for varied uses within the property.



He noted that his proposal was in keeping with much of what is outlined in the comprehensive plan for the area. The current plan map shows a gas line easement runs through the property for development, the northeast section of the property shows a commercial area with a residential area on the south of the property.

The company is proposing three commercial properties in the northeast section, two would be owned by the Kendall Group and would be used for office or small retail. The seller would retain ownership of the third commercial spot, which is proposed as a potential restaurant.

The residential development proposed by Kendall would be a higher density than what is shown on the current comprehensive plan map. The map requires a density of two to four units per acre, and the company’s plan would include six units per acre, using about 21 acres of the land for the buildings.

Project details and features


The proposed development project by Kendall Group would include up to 366 apartments in 11- and 18-unit buildings.

Kendall cited changes in people’s attitudes about renting that have changed the market since the comprehensive plan was adopted. The market has experienced increased demand for high-end apartment projects that feature luxury appointments and amenities.

The developer further described the apartment project noting the rise of "renters by choice," and the strong market for the project. The project would likely be done in phases, he said, with the first phase 200 units and, if most are rented quickly, the project would roll into the additional units in phase two.


The mix would be 35 percent one-bedroom units, 45 percent two-bedroom and the remaining 20 percent would be three-bedroom apartments. The project has enough parking spaces to meet city requirements of two spaces per unit, plus there will be some attached garages. Rents would run from about $900 for one-bedroom to $1,500 for a three-bedroom.

The development would also boast a club house, business center, fitness room, pool, entertainment area, dog park and outdoor grill, said Kendall.

Working with the terrain and traffic concerns


One challenge the developer faced is the terrain of the property, which is hilly and contains areas where the soil and bedrock will not support development. The company scaled down its original plans to avoid weak areas, putting the buildings on the top of the ridges in more stable areas. This reduced the footprint and the number of apartments to no more than 366 units split into 11- and 18-unit buildings.

The developer also worked out a deal with nearby Arcadia Homes to hook into that development’s sewer line to run up to the Kendall project.

Access to the development would be through a single access lane going into the project and a 600-foot frontage road for the commercial lots. The company worked with a consultant to complete a traffic impact study, which was approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The study was based on 440 units, as well as three potential commercial businesses.

Kendall said the study included four intersections: Alexandria Pike and East Alexandria Pike, Alexandria Pike and Enzweiler Road, Alexandar Pike and Poplar Ridge, and Alexander Pike and the development’s entrance. The study was projected out for the years 2019, 2022, 2024 and 2034 with and without the development, he said.

The Transportation Cabinet approved the study but required a southbound turn lane going into the project. The state officials also said the project would not meet the warrants, or standards, necessary to obtain a traffic light at the intersection of the property, but that would be revisited with a new study after the project is completed. A traffic light would be required at Alexandria Pike and East Alexandria Pike.

Concerns for traffic, safety and preserving the view


 Ryan Hall of Broadfield Court expressed concern over the comprehensive plan process and echoed traffic concerns voiced by residents.

Traffic was the main concern for area residents. About 8 to 10 people addressed the developer and commissioners.

"I live directly across from the property and it is nearly impossible at school and work time for me to get out of my house and onto 27, so I’m just wondering how 600 cars, if there are two cars per unit, will get out to 27," said April Ayers, in a comment echoed by about half of those who spoke.

For those living in the area near the proposed development, traffic is already an ongoing concern. Some asked about traffic lights and other traffic calming solutions.

The commissioners responded that, because Highway 27 is a state route, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has jurisdiction over stop signs and stop lights. The developer said he plans to have another traffic study done upon completion of the project and may then qualify for a traffic light.

Residents were also concerned about turnaround distance and safety for school buses and public safety vehicles. Kendall responded the company is working with engineers and officials to ensure space for school and emergency vehicles.

Another issue mentioned by neighbors of the project was the desire to preserve some of the views they now enjoy from their property. A few mentioned the beauty of the land and shared memories of walking in the area.

In describing potential business uses for the commercial properties, Kendall said the company wanted to control for traffic by choosing businesses complimentary to the project with lower traffic volumes — small retail and office space instead of fast food or a gas station.

Residents were concerned that the commercial uses in the PUD be specific and limited. Duncan explained that the approval of the project could include language specifying particular businesses. A developer would have to go through a new public hearing process and get city approval if they wanted to propose a use different from those outlined in the PUD, he said.

Since there had been some confusion on that point, he urged the developer to be very clear and specific about uses for the commercial properties and include it in the development proposal.


Planning and Zoning recommends the zone map change and development plan


After public comment and a short question-and-answer with the developer, the Planning and Zoning commissioners discussed the project and all were in agreement that the new zone would be appropriate and that the development plan was acceptable.

They acknowledged concerns about the traffic, but said that issue is an ongoing problem with or without the development. They noted a new traffic study will be done upon completion of the project, and they would urge city officials to continue to explore ways to address ongoing traffic issues.

The zone change amendment recommendation was passed by the commissioners and now moves to the city council for final approval. They added the stipulation than only low traffic uses be permitted for the commercial buildings and that a traffic light should be added immediately should the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet approve one after the next traffic study.

Zone text amendments for other issues considered


The Planning and Zoning commissioners also voted to recommend a zoning text amendment that would remove car washes from permitted use in the Neighborhood Shopping Center (NSC) zone and the Highway Commercial (HC) zone.

The reasoning behind the change was there are now three car washes open or approved to open in Alexandria. The commissioners echoed a concern voiced by Mayor Andy Schabell that car wash facilities are difficult to convert to other uses should a business leave.

Nathan Atkinson, who is an owner of Blue Roo Car Wash set to open in a few weeks, said if he were to want to expand in the future, the text amendment as originally proposed might limit his ability to do so.

Commissioners decided to keep the existing car washes as permitted but to remove future car wash businesses as permitted uses in the two zones.

Another text amendment passed to unify and clarify language about the height of weeds and grass on properties within the city. City code states that grass and weeds over eight inches tall are considered to be a "nuisance," while in the zoning code, 10 inches and above was considered a violation. The amendment brings all references in line with over 8 inches as a violation of code.

A final text amendment that would allow certain types of mini or self-storage facilities, under specified conditions, to be included in residential 2 and 3 zones, was tabled for further discussion at a future Planning and Zoning meeting.

Campbell County Emergency Response Team Adds Safety Vehicles

Campbell Co. adds vehicles to its emergency response fleet.
By Jessie Eden

Campbell County is celebrating some new additions to its emergency response team. Using funds awarded to the county by the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) added a shelter operations truck and a trailer to its fleet.

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The OEM is the agency of county government that is primarily responsible for the following;

  • The planning and execution of disaster and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for Campbell County.
  • The coordination of disaster and emergency response by and between county agencies and political subdivisions.
  • Coordination and liaison with related agencies of the state and federal government.
  • Coordination of recovery operations subsequent to disaster and emergencies.
  • Coordination of hazard mitigation planning activities.

The OEM is also responsible for the disaster and emergency response plans for Campbell County. The plan is integrated and coordinated with the disaster and emergency response plans of Kentucky and the federal government.


The new shelter operations trailer houses supplies needed to open and operate an emergency shelter. There are cots, blankets, baby playpens, hygiene kits, walkers and wheelchairs inside.

Each vehicle in the fleet has a specific purpose. To learn more about each vehicle and what each one is designed for, click here.

To learn more about what the OEM does, click here. 

New Port Art Gallery Becomes Full-Time Tenant at Levee


New Port Art Gallery to become full-time tenant at the Levee.

By Jessie Eden

Newport on the Levee is welcoming back one of its Christmas Pop-Up Shop tenants -- New Port Art Gallery -- as a full-time tenant.

The New Port Art Gallery, located on the plaza level next to Cold Stone Creamery, is a 5,000 square foot art gallery that is now home to 40 artists from the Tristate area and beyond.


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On Saturday, February 15, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with Newport city officials at 1:45pm. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

While some of the artwork is for sale, the gallery will offer classes, interactive painting sessions with professional artists and opportunities to meet the artists every Saturday.

Participating artists include; Connie Berkemeier, Don Baumgarten, Tom White, Zijah Popaja, Jerry Saylor, Ben Kaczmarek, Emily Rose, Heidi Hines, Collin Rowland, Kevin Meyer, Yu L Huang, Mike Conner, G Feltner, LeAnn Briggs, Florencio Yllana, Stuart Goller, Darren Goodman, Matt Meyung, Adam Lusso, Marjorie Graham, Parrish Monk, Jim Conroy, Art By Amruta, Bentley Davis, Abigail Smart, Tony Lipps, Carla Belcher, Chad Turner, Justin Keltch, Jamie Anton, Logan Walden, PJ Sturdevant, Chenglun Na, Sherry Steffen, Kevin & Karen Houtchens, Jens Rosenkrantz Jr., Art by Linnoir, Brent Keltch, and Caroline So.

The New Port Art Gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Learn more about the New Port Art Gallery on their Facebook page here.