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My Father’s Day News Break

You’re right, I’ve been slacking a bit. No excuses. And there’s a pile of stuff to write about, including some video coming to the site very soon about Saturday’s successful Food Truckus Ruckus down at Fresh Start Growers Supply. Hundreds of people showed up, smiling and laughing, for a parking lot party with entertainment from Leigh Ann Yost. The lines for food stretched dozens deep at every offering, from the vegan dishes at Morel’s to cheese sandwiches at Lil Cheezers to my favorite, Mozza Pi pizza. Later we went to the Fleur de Lis art show out at Chubby Ray’s…

‘The Foreigner’ Speaks my Language

A dying wife and the some Klan members might not seem likely plot occurrences in a play that can be described as feverishly outrageous, but add a touch of sentimentally, an irreverent exploration of southern accents, one zany complication after the next, some Scooby Doo-style hijinks and you’ve got yourself ‘The Foreigner’.

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Ballistic Nurse of the Year

The first weekend in June Louisville was host to the American Holistic Nurses Association’s 31st Annual Conference. A treat for our fair city, and for the nurses. They loved the trolley hop and many local restaurants serving good local food. So after they were fed, how ballistic were they? I don’t know about you but most of my experiences with nurses seems to be in a stressed out situation and they have too many things to do. So I can understand when the waitress thought she heard and then announced over the loudspeaker that they were celebrating the  “Ballistic Nurse…

Hope for People with Brain Disorders and Injuries

Our culture seems to be riddled with people experiencing alzheimers, ADD/ADHD, autism, and other disorders of the brain and nervous system. There seems to be few if any answers or people getting results. One of the few modalities getting results and giving us hope is BodyTalk, specifically results from The Family Hope Center. The Family Hope Center (FHC) located in Pennsylvania has a team of Child Brain Developmentalists that help parents heal their children with special needs. The founder, Matt Newell, is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. A statistic from their website: “Family Hope Center Receives Excellent Clinical Outcomes Score An independent…

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The Ruckus about Food Trucks

When Steve Paradis, the owner of Fresh Start Growers Supply downtown, went to Portland, Ore., he went to a food truck lot where about eight food trucks were doing a great business, serving up ready-to-eat gourmet dishes.  A big advocate of healthy food, Paradis brought the idea back with him to Louisville. And Saturday, at his store at Baxter and Jefferson downtown, he’ll host a parking lot party featuring at least four food trucks and the music of local favorite Leigh Ann Yost. It’s from 11 – 3. “What’s easier than driving a truck into a food desert and serving…

Derby City? Try Derbywood.

Have you ever thought to yourself whilst watching comedy classics like ‘Caddyshack’ or ‘Dodgeball’, “Man, if only this film was about tennis!” and furthermore, “Gee, if only it was shot in my backyard!” Well, today everyone’s a winner. It’s both.

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Stars Came Out For the Animals

I was fortunate to be invited to Zoofari 2011 on Saturday, the big fund-raiser for the Louisville Zoo. It was the 31st annual event, and it always brings out some of the city’s biggest and most generous big-shots. The highlight of the evening, at least for the Zoo’s patrons, is the auction of animals up for adoption. No, nobody takes home a polar bear for their back yard, but generous people bid to become adoptive parents of animals at the Zoo. Videos, cleverly done by 2Thomases Video Productions, are presented to encourage the crowd to ante up for one of…

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New Louisville Restaurant Hits a Home Run!

You have to hand it to Louisville entrepreneur Tony Palombino. His newest creation “ap Crafters Kitchen and Bar” (ap stands for Antony  Palombino) is packing in crowds at Westport Village after only a couple of weeks in operation. The restaurant has done no advertising during their soft opening, (it’s all word of mouth) and the word has been mouthwatering food at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere! If you’re new to Louisville you need to know that Tony is the brain behind a number of local Louisville restaurants including Tony BoomBozz Pizza and BoomBozz Taphouse. This new restaurant is Tony’s…

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Doing the Right Thing Friday

Finally Friday. It’s been a great week, and an exciting weekend ahead. Here’s a few things you might have missed. First, check out Billy Reed’s piece on Artis Gilmore, who was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Wednesday night. My favorite inductee was UK’s baller Rex Chapman, who was throwing behind-the-back passes and pulling up for three’s while I was watching from press row back in the ’80s.  He and Darrell Griffith will always be my two favorite college players of all time. I also had a soft spot for Ed Kallay, an institution in media as I…

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Artis Gilmore — Hall of Famer

Thanks to Billy Reed for these great memories of Artis Gilmore and the Kentucky Colonels. Gilmore was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame this week, along with Rex Chapman, Bunny Daugherty, Ed Kallay, Jerry May, Phil Roof and George Tinsley. Special thanks to Catholic Sports Net. by Billy Reed LOUISVILLE – At a Kentucky Colonels reunion before Artis Gilmore’s induction into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the biggest man in the room sat quietly in a corner, listening and laughing as old friends and former teammates told stories, some of which may have even been truthful, about…