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LouisvilleKY’s IdeaFestival 2017 Releases Full Agenda

Presenters include CNN’s John King, play expert Peter Gray, social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, musician psychiatrist Richard Kogan, WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss and more LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IdeaFestival® 2017, a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, releases this year’s full agenda and announces Delta Dental as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The Festival boasts over 20 presenters who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from Sept. 26th – Sept. 28th, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Festival Passes are currently on sale for $249. Festival Pass pricing will increase and Day Passes will be available on September 5th. The Festival kicks off…


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LouisvilleKY WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

  15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere LOUISVILLE  – WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere. More than 70 local and regional entertainers will offer a variety of music, dance styles and beats, ranging from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more. Headliner acts will include Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, Cheili Minucci & the EFK All Stars with Karen Briggs, Billy Goat Strut…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation from Sam Shine Foundation

Louisville, KY., – Botanica, Inc. has received a gracious donation of $1 million from the Sam Shine Foundation, a charitable organization founded by area businessman and philanthropist Sam M. Shine, to advance development of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Mr. Shine is founder, president and owner of Samtec, Inc., a $40 million corporation headquartered in New Albany, Indiana, that manufactures electronic connectors. A lifelong New Albany resident, Mr. Shine graduated from Indiana University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing. Including the $1 million donation, Botanica has raised $5.7 million for the first phase of the project….


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LouisvilleKY Launches 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness

Louisville is one of five U.S. cities to set ambitious goals to end homelessness among young people in their community Louisville, KY (August 1, 2017) – The Coalition for the Homeless and a team of local providers, community leaders and government members today launched the 100-Day Challenge, a project designed to stimulate intense collaboration, innovation, and execution, all in pursuit of an ambitious 100-day goal to end homelessness for a large number of young people in our community. In 2016, there were 443 homeless young adults (age 18-24) in Louisville, plus an additional 450 youth below age 18 served by YMCA Safe…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place releases busy August schedule

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Workshops for Expectant Mothers, Fatherhood Training and More Louisville, KY – Neighborhood Place partners offer resources to help expectant parents and enhance fathers’ roles as well as an information session about becoming a foster parent. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below. Also six back to school events remain in early August featuring free school supplies, sponsored by Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners. Two Opportunities for “4 Your Child – Dads Making the Difference” workshop series For more information and to register, contact Dr. Cheri Langley at (502) 709-9323. …


craft beer throwdown

LouisvilleKY’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown to be held on September 7th

Louisville, KY (July 26, 2017) – The 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown, a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless, will be held in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field, 2700 Gast Blvd., on Thursday, Sept. 7th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. At this new event, guests will taste brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. Attendees can also enjoy the breweries’ regular offerings, food trucks, and entertainment. The first 200 guests will receive a swag bag. Tickets are available for a $20 donation in advance at louhomeless.org or a $25 donation at the door. Participating local breweries include Great Flood…


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LouisvilleKY’s 3rd Annual Taste of Independents set for July 30th

  Benefiting Apron Inc. Sunday, July 30, 1PM – 4PM at The Olmsted – 3701 Frankfort Avenue   Louisville, KY – – Sunday, July 30 from 1PM – 4PM join APRON Inc. celebrate and salute our local Independent Restaurants who serve you daily!  The Taste of Independents, produced by Apron Inc., benefits employees in the independent service industry who find themselves in financial need through no fault of their own. Apron Inc. President, Gary Fox states, “I love this event- it is our big yearly showcase where we raise funds for our program of helping Independent Restaurants Workers in times of need, and to shine a spotlight on the immense…


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LouisvilleKY’s Birracibo Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer Presents “Lasagna for Little Ones” for StageOne Family Theatre

  Louisville, KY – – July 29th is National Lasagna Day and Birracibo (literally translates into “Beer” and “Food”) is celebrating with a Fund-Raising Spectacle to benefit Stage One, filling your tummy with four of the most delicious Lasagnas known to man. Chef Jenn Jewel present a classic, an original, a KY homegrown, and an International Lasagna to tantalize even the pickiest taste buds.   We will be featuring a classic Italian Lasagna that Chef Jenn will add a twist or two. Our second one will be a Smoked Turkey Hot Brown. Thirdly, we must not forget our vegan friends exploding with veggie goodness. And lastly, we will celebrate another…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer celebrates opening of new Restaurant in the Parkland Neighborhood

Six more “microbusiness” loans announced to local small Photo from Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services’ Facebook page   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2017) – Mayor Fischer today celebrated the grand opening of Angie’s Home Cooking Family Restaurant with community members and other civic leaders. Located at 2622 W. Broadway in Lyles Mall, Angie’s Restaurant provides a 90–seat eatery in west Louisville serving home-cooked, southern-style meals. Owner Angela Bishop was the recipient of a $20,000 microbusiness loan which is part of the city’s Russell Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA), allocated for businesses either owned by Russell residents or located in or near…


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LouisvilleKY’s library and Public Health and Wellness Department Offer Heroin Use Prevention Course

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Have you ever worried about your child and drugs? Have you wondered what you can do to stop this problem before it starts? Are you worried that someone you love may be using drugs? The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Louisville Free Public Library will offer a course Heroin Hurts Louisville: What We Can Do to help parents, grandparents and caregivers with valuable insights as to why adolescents use drugs, how to start the dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse, and how to act quickly if someone they love is at risk of using….