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7april2017

First Steller’s Sea-Eagle Hatchlings in LouisvilleKY in 48 years

Photos taken from The Louisville Zoo’s nest cam… Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Zoo is thrilled to announce the first Steller’s sea-eagle hatchlings in the Zoo’s 48-year history. The Zoo’s collection has included Steller’s sea-eagles for nearly 20 years, although the new sea-eagle exhibit opened in 2013 and features a 50-foot-tall aviary where you can see red-breasted geese, azure-winged magpie and mandarin ducks. The eaglets can be seen daily on a nest cam at the exhibit in Glacier Run.   “These two hatchings are significant to the Species Survival Plan as a whole bringing the total of Steller’s sea-eagle managed population…


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This year’s LouisvilleKY Buy Local Fair to be Held May 21st

Event to add craft cocktail competition as a new feature Louisville, KY (April 21, 2017) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 9th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees.   The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jewish Community Relations Council and Louisville’s Jewish Community Center Presents Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration 2017

The “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts; Free to the Public   Louisville, KY, – – The Jewish Community Relations Council and The J (formerly known as JCC) invites the entire community to enjoy this captivating production,“I Never Saw Another Butterfly”, (directed by John Leffert staring local actors) dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims as a vow that it will never happen again! Matt Goldberg, Director of Community Relations-Jewish Federation of Louisville: “As we get further and further away from the events of the Holocaust, it is more…


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KDF to honor LouisvilleKY’s favorite son at it’s Kick-off luncheon

April 19, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – Each year, the Kentucky Derby Festival presents the Fifth Third Bank Silver Horseshoe Award, a tradition since 1962, to an individual or organization for their outstanding service to the community. This year’s award will be given to honor the Muhammad Ali Center. The award will be presented at the 61st annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. Along with the award, the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation – the Derby Festival’s charitable arm – will also present a $5,000 check to the Center.   “While we mourn…


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LouisvilleKY’s Beargrass Creek presentation to take place Monday at Mayor’s Gallery

Louisville, Ky., – The Mayor’s Music and Art Series will feature a special Earth Day presentation of “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard” in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall on Monday, April 24 at Noon. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion, and informational vendor booths will be on site. “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard,” examines Louisville’s primary urban stream in all its majesty and misery. It serves as a vital conversation starter designed to engage all residents and visitors in the future of the creek and the neighborhoods that comprise its 61-square-mile watershed. The documentary…


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Passport’s Move West is The Miracle on 18th Street

The West End will never be the same again, thanks to the momentum from two major development announcements in the last week. Today Passport Health Plan announced that it has acquired the 20-acre property at 18th and Broadway that was most recently targeted for a new Walmart. It will move its corporate headquarters there and support efforts to create other health and wellness businesses. The move, expected in 2020, will involve at least 500 employees. Passport CEO Mark Carter, speaking inside a tent on the site to dozens of interested parties, said that number could grow to 1,000 in five…


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Mayor announces new LouisvilleKY bike share to launch this spring

Nine local businesses named as initial sponsors Photos from www.louvelo.com Louisville, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that with the financial backing of nine local businesses, Louisville’s bike share program will launch this spring and will be called LouVelo. LouVelo is owned by Louisville Metro, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The LouVelo network will begin with 300 bikes positioned at 28 bike share stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, near Waterfront Park, and points in between. Another 15 stations are under consideration to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Annual Give A Day Week of Service starts Saturday

Several projects still in need of volunteers through the week, April 15-23                                                                                            LOUISVILLE (April 13, 2017) – As part of an annual extravaganza of compassion and service, thousands of Louisvillians will be volunteering in ways large and small during the Mayor’s annual Week of Service, which runs Saturday through April 23. One of the week’s largest projects will be the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community Wide Cleanup on Saturday. Already, more than 16,000 people are committed to making Louisville a greener and cleaner community, by picking up litter and debris from neighborhoods, greenspaces and roadways. And there…


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Why do so many people use online dating?

Over the last ten years, there has been a surge in the number of people who have started to use the internet to find their perfect partner. At one time, this was thought to be a desperate measure. Research has shown that close to a quarter of all relationships starts online. What is it that makes online dating a taboo? The world is used to managing everything in their life online. From buying groceries at Walmart to ordering a new e-cig liquids at auster.com, the internet has made everything instant and extremely easy. So, why wouldn’t you want to do…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor announces contest for free tickets to historic performance

Citizens urged to share life-changing experiences with music ahead of Michael Tilson Thomas concert on Saturday Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a contest to celebrate the Louisville Orchestra’s historic performance this week with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Tilson Thomas, also known as MTT, is the celebrated music director of the San Francisco Symphony. He will be among the most prominent guest conductors for the Louisville Orchestra since a mid-century visit by Shostakovich and Stravinsky, according to Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams. More about the concert, including ticket information, can be found at https://louisvilleorchestra.org. As part…