Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WOOHOO...SPRING COMING!

SPRING AT LAST

LAST WEEK
AND COMNG SOON


We have had more than our share of snow and cold this winter. It is not a good thing when the weather channel has someone on site reporting from your city three times in one week!

But now the snow has melted and the temperatures are normal and the bulbs are already 2 inches up in the gardens...last week 12 inches of snow - this week bulbs coming up!

And around town many classes are available to get us in the mood to plant.
Here are just a few happening this March.


"Herbs Past and Present" March 28
Presented by the Kentuckiana Herb Society and held at Huber Orchard and Winery in Southern Indiana. Price is $35 and includes the presentation from Bill Handel of the Illinois Natural History Survey and chef Nancy Russman, and continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
For more information contact: www.kentuckianaherbsociety.org or call 812-590-4604

Monday, February 9, 2015

BIG FOUR BRIDGE LIGHT SHOW

THE BIG FOUR BRIDGE IS LIGHTING UP DOWNTOWN

Louisville's super popular walking bridge is now even better!
Beginning this Wednesday February 11, the bridge will put on a dazzling light show each night. 

Advanced Electrical Systems of Louisville was awarded the contract to light the bridge. The system they installed has over 1500 LED  lights that are programmed to produce an endless combination of colorful configurations. The light show on the bridge will be visible in both directions up and down the river for more than a mile.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

THINK CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE HEAVEN

Most people love chocolate. There are endless desserts and cookbooks devoted just to chocolate recipes. Every restaurant has at least one chocolate dessert on the menu. I have even had chocolate gravy at a bed and breakfast in southern Kentucky.

Combine wine and bourbon with chocolate and you have CHOCOLATE DREAMS...that is the 10th annual Chocolate Dreams fundraiser for the GuardianCare Services.  The fun event will be held and Bellarmine  University from 6 to 9 pm on February 2.

Twenty five top chefs and culinary professionals will showcase chocolate laced appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages. The photo above shows the entree from Cake Flour from last year...yum.

Guests work their way through the venue and sample the creations from each of the chefs. Samplings of bourbon from the Kentucky Distillers Association and wine from Old 502 Winery is available.
The event gives the chefs a chance to be creative with offerings like the cocoa and coffee encrusted pulled pork with bourbon maple apples butter and a chocolate, ancho chili barbecue sauce, from Chef Andrew Welenken from Bucks Restaurant.


For more information and to buy tickets for CHOCOLATE DREAMS
Call 502-585-9949 or go to www.chocolatedreams.org

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ACTORS THEATRE'S NEW PRODUCTION OF " A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

 A NEW LOOK FOR A CLASSIC

Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" has been a favorite story for 171 years and a popular production each year in Louisville at Actors Theatre.
This year's production has been updated with new set pieces, costumes and lighting.  Digital media has been added to enhance the magic of the play.
Little touches like the proscenium arch and a big curtain that crosses the stage and footlights that resemble candles from the Victorian age remind you of the time when the classic story was written.
New props and new costumes in rich fabrics and bright colors depict the clothes of the era, starting with Srooge's youth and follow him for 50 years.
There is still time to take in this new rendition of a favorite Christmas story.
It will be running through December 23 at Actors Theatre of Louisville
In the Pamela Brown Auditorium at 316 West Main Street
Tickets range from $25 to $75
Call: 502-584-1205 www.actorstheatre.org

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BELLE OF LOUISVILLE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS ON THE RIVER

CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL OF STEAM BOATS







The Belle of Louisville is turning 100 and Louisville is celebrating with a big bash for her.

Louisville will play host to a six day festival of food, art,  music and bourbon October 14 through October 19. There will be nine historic riverboats docked on the mighty Ohio along the Waterfront Park. The whole week will be filled with opportunities to watch riverboat races, listen to each boat's calliope tunes, cruise on your pick of the boats for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner and watch a balloon glow.

The opening ceremony will have a parade and fireworks and special dinner cruise on the Belle. The Belle's Birthday Bash will also have River Industry Display with tours of boats and river lore stories and display of steam engines and knots.

There are activities that will appeal to people of all ages. This is a rare chance to glimpse a bygone era in a contemporary setting.
For a look at all the times and activities and to purchase tickets go to www.festivalofriverboats.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL

CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCUST GROVE
AND THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF LOUISVILLE

The Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove has grown in popularity and attendance each of the seven years it has been held in Louisville at Locust Grove. And this year it was better than ever.

Last year the number of attendees in period Regency dress fell a bit short of breaking the record which has been held  since 2009 by the festival each fall in Bath, England.

Not so this year! This year 491 folks dressed in period costume attended at Locust Grove for the promenade. While the committee is still reviewing the video to make sure that each person was in authentic period dress, the record surely will hold ....at least until the festival in Bath!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BELLE OF LOUISVILLE AND 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

CELBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY ON THE BELLE

Now you can take a ride on the oldest steam boat in America and watch fabulous fireworks in style.
All aboard the Belle of Louisville for a special cruise on the 4th of July.
The FIREWORKS CRUISE ON THE BELLE boards at 7:30pm at 401 West River Road. The cruise last form 8:30 to 11pm and costs $25.
The concession stand is open for snacks. Call 866.832.0011 for information and to buy tickets or check out www.belleoflouisville.org