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Head’s Up: a Guide to dealing with brain injuries 23 days in

Its been 23 days since my car accident on Super Bowl Sunday. In an instant, my life took a turn I never saw coming, and it will be changed evermore. This post is meant to increase awareness of what can and does happen in instances of car accidents like mine and what you can look for in yourself or loved ones who may be affected by their injuries. Seen or unseen, brain trauma can take many forms, and manifest itself in many ways some subtle, some not so subtle. If you are ever in an accident of any type that…


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US 42 Road Diet for Dummies

A petition drive makes a variety of terrifying claims that the project will kill their businesses and bring chaos to Lower Brownsboro Road. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, projects like this one all over the world have resulted in the opposite results – a more lively business climate, smoother traffic flow and fewer traffic crashes.


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 9 Offers Down Home to Around the World

Progressive and peaceful – a diverse neighborhood with village charm, District 9 has a lot to offer from commerce to culture and  in the last decade has become  a culinary destination for local residents and tourists alike. Landmarks such as the Peterson-Dumesnil House, events such as Taste of Frankfort Ave., the networking fun of F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop and the innovative independence of Crescent Hill Radio are just a few familiar elements of this district’s core. The hands-on Frankfort Avenue Business Association has its work and play cut out for them. Perhaps a motto such as “Come for the history, stay for the food” could arise? The TGIF…


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Bourbon Barrel Foods: 20% of the Company’s Sales Come from Online Valentines and Holiday Shoppers

By Dawn Yankeelov Bourbon Barrel Foods sees a blockbuster Valentine’s Day this week, in part, because consumers like you, in Louisville and Southern Indiana, shopped online this weekend for that gift that says “Kentucky.”  Matt Jamie, founder and CEO, of Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods, notes that people get very specific in their online gift searches, typing in “artisan soy sauce,” and chefs across the country are also right there with the local shoppers.  He says 18% of all orders in 2011 were from chefs, sharing with fellow restaurant owners, and spreading the word.  “As a former chef,” says Jamie, “that’s…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Got Crunch in Your Lunch? Raw Foods Rock!

The flavor and benefits of a raw foods regimen are delicious and positive. While freshly chopped salads, fruits and vegetables are not jus plain, they are most powerful.  Holding on to the nutrition and enzymes that cooking zaps from our veggies and fruits is what a body enjoys most about a raw diet. Whether your health is at risk, your energy needs a boost or a cleanse just might be a great way to move into spring, there are many ways to enjoy a zesty helping of nude food. It’s been said that Louisville hasn’t found its stride offering a…


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Artsy Options for This Weekend

Get out of your comfort zone this weekend and check out one or all three of these Artsy Activities. Friday Night – Free Admission ( Best Bargain ) Bourbon Baroque, Inc. First Friday Cantata Series Friday February 3, 2012 Performances at 7:30pm & 8:30pm St. John United Church of Christ 637 E. Market Street (Clay and Market) Louisville, KY Bourbon Baroque: Louisville’s Period Instrument Ensemble, performs music of Antonio Vivaldi for the second installment of its First Friday Cantata Series, in conjunction with the Downtown Trolley Hop! Featuring soprano Kelly Ballou. These petite concerts are cultural jewels and a great…


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Great News for The Healing Place

I’m passing along some great news from The Healing Place: Louisville, KY (January 31, 2012) — The Healing Place, a nationally recognized drug and alcohol recovery program, will receive an $800,000 Kresge Grant after meeting $1.2 million donation requirement. The Kresge closing grant will complete funding for the women and children’s campus which opened in 2010. You are invited to a Victory Reception on Thursday, February 2 from 3:00-6:00 pm to celebrate the completion of Kresge Grant which is Phase 1 of the current Partners for Hope Initiative.  A special presentation will be made at 5:00 pm by Jay Davidson,…


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Green’s Sour Grapes

Earlier this week, Mayor Fischer announced he’d hired Maria Koetter as the long-awaited Director of Sustainability for the city.  For those of who remember the 2010 Mayoral election, the hire brought us back to Jackie Green’s independent candidacy, and speculation at the time that Green dropped out of the race that he was promised a job in the new administration. Turns out he wasn’t, but this week’s news prompted Green to send the following letter out to his followers. I think it’s interesting enough to share with you here: The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability by Jackie Green, former mayoral candidate…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Get in the Soup Line!

  Unlike the tattered black and white images of the Depression Era’s soup lines, this kind of crowd generates good news and a healthy local economy. Louisville knows how to stir it up when it comes to creating a meal with a simple, savory soup. Thaw your bod and warm your soul with a visit to your favorite establishment or heat up the lunch pail with broth, cream, chili, bisque, meat or veggie soups available. Whether you make it part of a combo with sandwiches, quiche, cheese or salad or just you and your spoon, it’s a wholesome and enjoyable…


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Rakeem Buckles Tears Second ACL, Out for This Season and Next

Just when you think that things can’t get worse for the Cardinals…they do. Junior Forward Rakeem Buckles has torn his ACL again. This time on his other knee. Here’s the word from the UofL Sports office: University of Louisville junior forward Rakeem Buckles suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during the Cardinals’ game at Marquette on Monday and will miss the remainder of season and all of next season with his second career knee injury.  He tore the ACL in his right knee last season. A magnetic resonance imaging test at Jewish Hospital on Tuesday…