Fresh greens & family history

COVINGTON, Ky. - We’re still in #HealthyatHome mode here in #LoveTheCov, but with Gov. Beshear (Andy, not Steve) implementing the first phase of reopening the economy, we’re trying hard to resist thinking in terms of light at the end of the tunnel, proverbially speaking.
In other words, “caution” is still the word, and social distance is still the thing.
But ... we have compiled a list of virtual activities and a handful of ways you can get outside your home, safely and “legally.”
Week 2, Farmers Market
The Covington Farmers Market moved back outside to Roebling Point last weekend, and many vendors reported their best sales day in the history of the Covington event.
That’s good news, because this coming Saturday - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - even more vendors will be selling their wares at the Third and Court streets location. We’re talking a bountiful harvest of locally grown and produced foods, including greens, honey, eggs, meat and other tasty goodies.
However ... there are strict safety protocols, and staff and signage will help you follow them: Use the designated entry-exit point. Keep proper social distancing. One shopper per household. No pets. Let the vendors bag the goods. Shop quickly. And wear a mask - just like the staff and vendors.
Info, HERE.
‘A Dress and a Song’
A song a day, during the month of May.
That’s Misty Perholtz’s plan, and the Cincinnati-area singer-songwriter is adding specific attire as part of her “A Dress and A Song: A Mini Concert Series.”
It’s a fun little online concert idea, and it happens at 3:45 p.m. every day, starting tomorrow.
Info, HERE.
Family research
Wonder where you come from?
You don’t need the genetic analysts at “23andMe” to find out.
It’s called “genealogy,” and the experts at the Kenton County Public Library will be appearing on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. Sunday to share practical advice, tips and tricks for researching your family’s history online from the comfort of your home.
Check out “Genealogy Chat,” HERE.
Takeout food ... and Braxton beer
We’re been touting Covington’s restaurants galore the past few weeks, what with a long list of them offering delivery and takeout and alcohol to boot. See this list of clickable links, HERE.
But did you know you can also order Braxton Brewing’s many varieties of beer to-go?
It’s easy. Go HERE to order and pay, then drive to 7th Street and pick it up. We’re talking everything from “Edge of Mysteries” to “Strawberry Gose” to “Twisted Bit” to a Vive Shamrock Variety pack.
No need to be sedentary
Going to the gym or a holistic healing class in person is still a no-no, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ramp up the energy (or wind down the energy) virtually.
Not surprisingly, LovetheCov has an array of places that can help you stay well, physically AND mentally, including: a first LIVE ZOOM 30-minute Debry Strength workout organized by CoreStrong, HERE ... livestreamed virtual workouts (yoga, pilates-based, TRX, bootcamp) at Nicole Leisen Personal Training & Fitness, HERE for info and signup ... virtual yoga at Sage yoga co., HERE ... a variety of classes organized through Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE ... an energy clearing workshop at The Flying Cat, HERE ... and a library of yoga classes from Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, HERE.
Crafts galore
Speaking of Baker Hunt, we have found the motherlode of YouTube videos that will show you how to do everything from masking watercolors to drawing unicorns to glue drawing to making monster bookmarks to coffee filter daffodils to color washing and stenciling to ...
Well, you get the picture (pun intended). If you’re artsy and crafty, or always wanted to be, look HERE.
And then there’s ... the Truck Bed Sing-Along Tour on Friday evening in front of Roebling Row Apartments, HERE ... the Virtual Networking Happy Hour late afternoon Friday with Aviatra Accelerators, HERE ... and Riverside Food Tours gift box sale (although the tours are canceled), HERE.