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Spiderman, poetry & the zine thing

COVINGTON, Ky. – We’re pretty sure you have a weekend planned that’s full of cookouts and pool parties this Memorial Day Weekend, but we hope you’ll make a point in between the festivities to pause and honor the many who paid the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our cou...

Volunteers invited to scour riverbank of trash (but expect to get muddy)

COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers are invited to clean trash from the banks of the Ohio River on Saturday as part of the Covington “leg” of national River Sweep activities held every year. Expect muddy shoes and clothes, sore muscles, a sense of accomplishment – and interes...

Duveneck, kālua pig & wiffle ball

COVINGTON, Ky. – This weekend might not be as breathless as last weekend’s Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day combination, but – hey, this is The Cov – it’s still going to be fun. We’ve got a longtime art event with deep roots in The Cov (nam...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Hierophany & Hedge

Photo captions: Coil from Hierophany & Hedge, at 19 W. Pike St. Hours are updated daily. Augur and Coil in their shop, and then receiving the the Authenti-CITY Award on Monday from Mayor Joe Meyer at Covington Yard. (That's Augur holding the certificate.) Magic shop a veri...

Tacos, fast horses & Mom

COVINGTON, Ky. – It is the Triple Crown of weekends: Cinco de Mayo tonight, Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and Mother’s Day on Sunday. In other words, tacos, tequila, horses, gambling, fancy hats, bourbon, and honoring the woman you owe EVERY. WONDERFUL. THING. So if Monday rolls arou...

Hiring: Lifeguards, pool staff

Lifeguards keep watch at Randolph Pool. City raises pay as swim season approaches COVINGTON, Ky. – The aroma of sunscreen. … The squeals of kids splashing around in the water. … The relief of full immersion in coolness on a 90-degree day. … And – at the en...

Yarn Day, GAC & fairy portals

COVINGTON, Ky. – While we can’t guarantee sunny skies and 70-degree temperatures, we can promise worthwhile things to get outside and do in The Cov this weekend. Pick up a tree seedling to plant on Arbor Day. … Clean up an area of The Cov during the Great American Clean Up (or ...

Saturday: All about beautification

Volunteers spread mulch and planted flowers on Scott Boulevard during a previous Great American Cleanup event. (Photo from Keep Covington Beautiful) Volunteers needed for 1st of 2 Great American Cleanup days COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re a fan of fresh air, physical exercise, communit...

Derby wear (tonight), Earth Day & ‘sonder’

COVINGTON, Ky. – A couple of events this week remind us of how things ought to be in the world. The annual recognition of Earth Day on Friday and its accompanying events on Saturday exhort us to take better care of this one precious orb upon which we live and breathe. Similarly, a &ldquo...

Easter, Eilerman & Coconut Stout

COVINGTON, Ky. – Obviously, Sunday morning will be all about Easter services and brunches and egg searches and the like. The weather should be decent, and we have three pieces of advice: Bonnets are back … find every hard-boiled egg, lest that smell grow fairly foul come July … a...
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