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St. Patrick’s Day Parade entries extended

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It’s not too late to grab your green and join the fun for the Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 14.   The deadline has been extended until March 7 due to the weather. The parade …

LexArts revives Arts Showcase Weekend, designed to offer local artists opportunity

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  LexArts announced the revival of Arts Showcase Weekend, a celebration of the arts across all genres to be held March 6, 7 and 8.   The community arts event will encompass multiple venues and many arts organizations. Through the …

There’s more than just shopping at Kentucky Crafted: The Market; artists exhibit works

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Kentucky Crafted: The Market, March 7-8 at Lexington Convention Center, is known for being the only place the public can see so many Kentucky artists together and purchase their work. The Kentucky Arts Council also provides several other activities at …

Dance, eat, live like a Native American
at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

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  Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will hold Native American Weekend March 27 – 29.   The weekend, which is also sponsored by the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, will be about the music, traditions, culture and history of Native …

Living Arts and Science Center announces spring break classes for K – 12th grade kids

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The Living Arts & Science Center offers a full week-long session of creative, and educational learning for Kindergarten through 12th grade students during the full week of Spring Break, March 30 – April 3. Classes provide participatory opportunities to explore, …

Salato Wildlife Education Center ends winter break, will reopen for 20th year on March 3

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The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort shakes off hibernation and reopens for its 20th year on March 3.   The center has added two new additions to its collection: a groundhog and a kestrel. These animals will be on …

Easter Buffet, other activities set for all Kentucky State Resort Parks on April 5

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  Kentucky State Resort Parks will be serving the annual Easter buffet April 5, and several parks are planning other special events.   The menu at the resort park restaurants includes roast beef carved on the line; baked country ham; …

James Halcomb: Kingsman is a must-see spy film, new favorite of the action-comedy genre

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    Do you and your significant other have a “couple movie?” A movie that just seems to be that perfect reflection of where you were, are and hope to be as a couple? This movie doesn’t have to be …

James Halcomb: Oscar predictions aside, here’s who I’d like to see win big this year

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Oscar predictions are worth about as much as the paper they are printed on. So, I won’t predict who will win, but I will tell you who I’m rooting for in the main categories:   BEST ORIGINAL SONG   ‣ …

Chef John Foster: Creativity in the kitchen most often means reinventing old ‘friends’

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  As I was rummaging through some of my cookbooks this past week, preparing to pique the boredom of snow days with a thorough reorganization of my stash. I was slowed by an old spotted a greased piece of paper …

EatKentucky: Jackson’s in Richmond
does the meat-and-three tradition proud

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    By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   The traditional meat-and-three, like most traditional restaurants, has fallen on hard times. It’s not that they’re not popular, but just as the local burger joint has to fight the chains so …

Transylvania to host Local Food Fair on Friday; buy local food, meet producers

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Transylvania University will continue to grow its commitment to local agriculture on Friday, Feb. 20, during the annual Local Food Fair.   The community is invited to come out to the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center at the corner of …

KentuckyOne Health agrees to serve as title sponsor for Breeders’ Cup Festival Week

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KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has agreed to become the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Festival Week, which will present a broad offering of entertainment and hospitality events in support of the …

Science Guy: Schools call for snow days and snow days call for – what else? – snow cream

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Searching for something educational to keep the kids busy during a “snow day?” If so, “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show you how to use a few ingredients from around the house, along with some fresh snow, …

Get your forks, ears ready: Third annual Crave Lexington Food and Music festival is coming

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    Now in its third year, Crave Lexington Food and Music festival will return to Lexington this August, but in a new location. After the first two years at MoonDance Amphitheater, the festival has outgrown its original home, and …

James Halcomb: Rainn Wilson can’t make detective show Backstrom meet expectations

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    Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s version of The Office, stars in Fox’s Backstrom a slovenly detective who makes Colombo look like the height of TV detective fashion. It’s obvious that Wilson is relishing this …

James Halcomb: ‘Is Jupiter Ascending any good?’ question still remains after seeing film

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    I have had one question on my mind about movies this weekend and even after seeing the film, I have the same question, “Is Jupiter Ascending any good?”   My initial reaction is “no.” The dialogue is painful, …

Live like a Native American at Carter Caves Park’s Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend

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Step back in time to the 18th century, when American Indians and European Americans lived closer to nature.   Carter Caves State Resort Park at Olive Hill invites you to its Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend, March 6 – 8. …

Cinco de Mayo is coming to Fourth Street Live; start a family Derby Festival tradition

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  On May 3, 2015, The Mayor’s Office for Globalization’s Louisville Latino Council will be hosting an event for the whole family on the Sunday afternoon after Derby Saturday from 2 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Fourth Street Live. The …

EatKentucky: Hot lunch at a fudge shop? You bet! Harrodsburg’s Kentucky Fudge has it all

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    By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   Chance recently took me to lovely Harrodsburg, one of Kentucky’s great historic towns. Once there, I didn’t have too much trouble convincing my traveling companion to give the Kentucky Fudge Company …