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Pumpkin ale & poets

COVINGTON, Ky. – Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you just spent almost two weeks off the grid canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Your party saw almost no one, but you did witness the Northern Lights (3x) ... discover pictographs and petroglyphs … had semi-close encounters with howling wolves … heard the “whack!” of beavers’ tails and the tremolos...

Riverfest rules set for downtown, Devou

Familiar restrictions for fireworks display address safety, traffic, parking COVINGTON, Ky. – Large crowds will again flock to the riverfront and viewing spots around Covington to watch the annual Labor Day weekend fireworks on Sunday, Sept. 4, so the City and its Police Department are putting in place familiar restrictions designed to ensure safety and orderly traffic flow. ...

Devou event looks to sky

Future Galileos Program’ on Tuesday features reflector telescope COVINGTON, Ky. – Interested in astronomy? Covington Parks & Rec is holding a “Future Galileos” event at Devou Park on Tuesday evening (tomorrow, Aug. 9), having been gifted a sophisticated telescope and suddenly securing limited-time access to a “sun shield.” At the event, Co...

Sunday is Dog Day at Goebel Pool

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s pool season will end Sunday not with a “bang” but a “bark” when Goebel Pool closes to human swimmers and opens to four-legged paddlers wearing fur coats. Covington Parks & Rec’s annual “Dog Day” takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the pool. “The Cov has a lot of dog owners who like to take their pet o...

BLINK® festival’s footprint in The Cov to be bigger

Among the places illuminated during the BLINK festival in 2019 was the building at 501 Madison and the London Police mural at Fourth Street and Scott Boulevard. 1.3MM attended colorful regional light, art show in ‘19 COVINGTON, Ky. – When the massive and wildly popular BLINK® Art, Light & Culture Festival returns to Covington on Oct. 13-16, organizers say its footpri...

Register by July 31 for free school supplies

Backpacks event to benefit K-12 students COVINGTON, Ky. – If your children need supplies for the coming school year, Northern Kentucky Harvest can help you out. The non-profit has 1,032 backpacks containing paper, pens and pencils, and other grade-appropriate school supplies to give out to K-12 students – it just needs to know who to give them to. The organization is asking pa...

Photo contest winners get picture shoot atop iconic Suspension Bridge

Allison Rotella was a winner in 2019 with this photo of the then-closed bridge. (Photo used with permission). Public to help select top images in six categories COVINGTON, Ky. – Get your cameras out and head to the river. July will see the return of the “Focus on the Roebling” photo contest hosted by The Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee (CCSBC), which sho...

Dad, Juneteenth, birdies & raqs sharqi

COVINGTON, Ky. – Fortunately, we’re supposed to get relief (albeit temporary) from this hotter-than-the-hinges-of-Hades heat this weekend, so get out and enjoy yourself before the feeling of being in a furnace returns. Sunday is Father’s Day. If you’re a Dad, Stepdad, or Dad-like figure, enjoy the adulation that, hopefully, you’ve earned and be sure to do something...

Juneteenth 2022 elevated in The Cov

A Juneteenth display at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington. Events, City holiday to inform, celebrate historic ‘Freedom Day’ COVINGTON, Ky. – The recognition of “Juneteenth” will loom larger in Covington this year, with City offices closed this coming Monday and events on Friday and Saturday celebrating the holiday that many in the African-American co...

A trail and a river, linked

Photo 1: Covington Mayor Joe Meyer accepts the new way-finding sign from Frances Mennone, a member of the Ohio River Way board, and Brewster Rhoads, its chairman. Photo 2: One of the Voyageur canoes carried Covington’s city flag along part of the 250-mile journey. (Photo from ORSANCO/Annette Shumard)  Photo 3: Ohio River Challenge paddlers and local officials cut th...
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