Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

If you are interested in starting your 4th of July holiday this weekend, plan on hitting The Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration taking place at the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House!

Saturday's event schedule is packed for this festive day! The day begins with a 5K "fun run" followed by an all day art fair that includes over 90 juried artists from 10 am to 9 pm. There will also be live music, on two stages, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, as well as childrens' activities all day long. One of the most treasured events taking place on Saturday is the antique car parade that begins at the Masonic Home and ends at the Peterson-Dumesnil House! Amongst many other events, the day caps off with a fireworks show at 10 pm. Sunday will also hold these activities, so everyone is guarateed a day of celebrating America!

To learn more about this patriotic event, please visit Old-Fashioned Fourth of July.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Warrior Dash 2012

The Warrior Dash is taking place this weekend in Lebanon, Kentucky and is a thrilling 5K running race with obstacles, including jumping over fire and crawling through mud with barbed wire! Each race involves at least twelve obstacles along with a 5K course followed by a festival with live music, turkey legs and beer steins!

This event began in 2006 in Chicago under the name, Great Urban Race, but was eventually changed in 2009 to Warrior Dash. The first official Warrior Dash was held in Joliet, IL in 2009 with 2,000 participants and because of the popularity of the event, spread across the United States in 2010 with 11 events and over 150,000 participants.
After participants pick up their race packets, which includes their race bib, race-timing chip, t-shirt and fuzzy helmet, they proceed to the start corral. When their designated wave time begins, runners will run roughly 5K and complete at least twelve obstacles before reaching the finish line. Finishers receive a finisher medal, snack and water.
After the race, runners are treated to beer and food, including turkey legs! Live music is also apart of the festival with several bands performing throughout the day. In addition, there are several awards presented to participants, including Best Warrior Beard and Best Costume.

To learn more about this fun event, please visit Warrior Dash 2012.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Louisville Named "Most Livable" City

Congratulations are in order for the city of Louisville! Louisville has just been named the "Most Livable" city by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the large city category, along with West Palm Beach in the small city division.
Cities have been competing for this award for 33 years and is sponsored by the Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, Inc.. The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in each city. In addition, cities are chosen based on leadership, creativity, and innovation and how these qualities are demonstrated by the mayor.
The reasons Louisville was chosen included the pledge of Mayor Fischer to make Louisville a more caring city by signing a resolution committing to a multi-year compassionate Louisville campaign. This campaign included a "Give A Day" week challenging the community to help Louisville set the world's record for volunteering and public service. This week coincided with the Kentucky Derby Festival and led people to engage in volunteer actions from writing letters to troops, to reading to homeless children, to donating food and clothing.

To learn more about Louisville as the "Most Livable" city, please visit Louisville Most Livable.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Downs After Dark - Desert Oasis Edition

This Saturday, Churchill Downs will host one of the biggest parties of the summer when they open their gates for night racing! Downs After Dark has become one of the most anticipated nights of the summer in Louisville because it mixes a night out on the town with Kentucky's beloved horse racing.
Although previously held on Friday nights during the spring meet, Downs After Dark has moved to Saturday nights and will feature quality racing. This Saturday's event features 11 races including four graded stakes races worth $750,000! Although some are drawn to this event for horse racing alone, there are also several people drawn to Downs After Dark for other reasons.
Additional reasons that thousands gather at the downs include the cuisine, fashion, style, music and entertainment! This weekend's theme is Desert Oasis with colors such as ornate gold, ambers, oranges and purples with a Middle Eastern feel. Guests can also expect to see intimate cabanas, Moroccan rugs, lanterns, henna tattoo artists, belly dancers and sitar players. For entertainment, there will be a Cincinnati-based cover band, Off the Hook, from 4-8:30, followed by VJ 2nd Nature from 8:30-midnight.

To learn more about this event, please visit Downs After Dark.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

7006 Ridge Farm Court Louisville, Kentucky

This incredible home at 7006 Ridge Farm Court in Louisville, Kentucky offers easy living and lots of custom updates! The front porch welcomes you with a charming red awning and stacked stone exterior, as well as a new front door with a lifetime warranty.

The grand foyer has just been refurbished with brand-new wide-planked wood-grain laminate flooring that continues into the main living areas of the home.

The formal dining room is just to the left of the foyer and showcases shadow boxed wainscoting. The bright, clean kitchen has an open feel and the breakfast area overlooks the beautiful deck which is complete with a hot tub and built-in benches for entertaining. There are plenty of windows throughout the home to let in lots of natural light

This home features 2 master suites - the first floor master bedroom is extremely large and has its own private bathroom with double vanities, a garden tub and separate shower. This master suite also features a walk-in closet with organizers.

The HVAC System is only 2 years old to keep you comfortable for years to come! Earth-toned vinyl siding, gutters and soffit areas are all low maintenance giving you plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful deck and fully fenced-in yard. With so many unique features, 7006 Ridge Farm Court is a rare find. Schedule a showing to see this wonderful home today

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lyndon's Summer Festival

If you and your family are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out the Lyndon Summer Festival in Robinson Park! This event is being presented by The Lyndon Area Business Association and the City of Lyndon.

The festival kicks off on Friday, June 8th, and wraps up on Saturday, June 9th, and features family friendly events, such as a parade, arts and crafts booths and live music! In addition, guests can also enjoy a Kid's Village, courtesy of Kosair Charities, Beer Garden, sponsored by Anhueser-Busch, a food court and silent auction booth. Guests will also get a chance to check out some beautiful fireworks on Saturday night by Zambelli Fireworks!

To learn more about this family friendly event, please visit Lyndon Summer Festival.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Louisville's Free Summer Entertainment

Summer is a time to enjoy longer days and enjoy the simple things in life. All this free time leaves many wondering how they should fill it. Without breaking the bank, there are several options in Louisville that are offering free entertainment!

To start, Cherokee Triangle offers their Summer Concert Series on Sunday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm, featuring acts such as King Sonic, Joe DeBow and Blair Carmen & the Bellevue Boys. If you're planning on heading across the river to Jeffersonville, check out Jeffersonville Riverstage which features a concert on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm, as well as free fitness classes, Monday through Saturday, and a Twilight Cinema series which has showings of child-friendly movies.
Additional music options include Music on the Terrace concert series at The Summit Shopping Center, Jeffersonville Main Street Concerts in the Park and Hot Country Nights at Fourth Street Live. If you're looking for something a little different, consider attending Kentucky Shakespeare's presentation of Much Ado About Nothing, running from July 12-29 at Central Park in Old Louisville.

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