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Tis' the season to support local businesses. Now is the time they need your hard earned money more than ever. They're competing with the big guys and most of the time have so much more to offer.
Husband and wife team, Justin and Emily Carabello have recently opened their brick and mortar Roasting Works and Craft Coffee Bar in Newport, Ky.
They're doing amazing things there, like hand crafting out of this world cappuccinos. I could have stayed there and sipped their delicious brews all day.
They're not just brewing yummy coffee though, they're giving back by sending much of their profits to benefit coffee regions in Kenya, and Nicaragua. You don't find dedication and commitment to the source for many products like this. It is truly refreshing to see Justin, pursue his passions all while helping others and delivering fantastic coffee. I
I can't wait until my summer craving for coffee starts! They're the first to offer cold-brew coffee on draft. I can already feel my taste buds starting to twinge.
Enjoy & Shop Local!
Visit Carabello Coffee Roasting Works & Craft Coffee Bar at 107 E. 9th St. in Newport, KY. Hours are: Tues. - Fri. 7am - 8pm, Sat. 8a-8p. Not local? Visit their online store. Their brews are a must read! The stories you can tell about your coffee will warm your heart.
While you're there, pick up some local coffee for Christmas gifts this year! Your friends and family will love you.
Map from Local TV Station Fox19
If you aren't local to our area you may not know about the devastating tornadoes that touched down in our Tri-State area including Kentucky, Ohio & Indiana (plus many other states). I've never experienced something so close to home. I'm thankful for God's protection over friends of ours who live close and praying for those families who are dealing with the tragedy.
There are so many stories of so many familes that need prayer and uplifting during this time. I'm thinking of a little toddler girl who was found in Indiana without her four other family members. She is the sole survivor and still in intensive care. Please keep her in your prayers.
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.
Revalation 21:5 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
For those of you who do live here and are looking for a compilation of ways you can help. I hope to have gathered as much information for you as possible. Please feel free to add anything to the comments section. Monday is a big volunteer day for many churches and organizations.
As always, please be cautious and follow up on any organizations asking for money.
Ways to help:
VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS:
PERRY COUNTY - Hazard
Hazard National Guard Armory accepting donations through 5 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 4
BREATHITT COUNTY - Jackson
Jackson National Guard Armory accepting donations through 5 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 4
651 Armory Drive
Jackson, KY 41339
Sprint Store - Accepting clothing, children’s items, water, food, cleaning supplies through 7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
2081 Centennial Blvd.
Independence, KY 41051
Taylor Mill KY Drop Spot:
King Chiropractic 11939 Taylor Mill Rd. Annie King's office taking donations as long as we know people are coming we will be here! We have already had 2 truck loads go to Piner Baptist. We have a contact in Piner so we have the capibility to get thru, otherwise you can not get in..the "looky lou's " have caused them to not let most thru ...859.363.1222 if you need to call
Morning View KY:
Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Lakeside Christian Church: Tornado/Storm Relief Effort:
Please bring non-perishable food items, water, personal hygiene products, baby items and clothing of all sizes to Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Sunday March 4th. People in our nearby community are in need of these items due to the recent devastating storms. Lakeside is about loving Jesus and loving like Jesus...let's put that into action!
Questions? Contact Christon@lakeside.org or Melissa@lakeside.org
- Walton Baptist Church has all types of supplies available for distribution - just go to the back of the church if you are in need of clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc.. Distribution will be from 7 -7 on Sunday and then 9 -8 daily. Please pass this information on to those in need.
- Nicholson Christian Church located on KY16 will become a clothing distribution center beginning Sunday, March 4th. People in need of clothes should be directed to this location. Thank you.
- Crittenden Baptist Church
215 Russell Rd Crittenden, KY 41030 (859) 428-3122
Starting Monday morning 9AM, families in need...please come and get these amazing donations!
Please help spread the word : We lived in Northern KY (including Peach Grove) many years ago and would like to help ! My office will file federal and state income tax extension requests for anyone affected by the tornados at no cost to them. That will give them until October to try to get their lives back in order before having to deal with Uncle Sam:
Rick O'Rourke - Integrity Business Service
Family - owned in KY for 30 years.
office - 859-335-5281
cell - 859-816-4535
LAUREL COUNTY – East Bernstadt
East Bernstadt Fire Department – accepting volunteers and donations
2541 N US Highway 25
East Bernstadt, KY 40729
AMERICAN RED CROSS
SAFE AND WELL PROGRAM
A service for survivors to register and leave an “I’m safe” message so loved ones can search for them to check their status: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
DONATIONS TO THE KENTUCKY CARES CAMPAIGN
• Text “Redcross” to 90999
• Drop off a check at any Central Bank location
There are so many places to list, so if I missed yours please feel free to add it, again in the comments section.
Gabreial Wyatt & Family
Friends and fellow homeschoolers, the Kalapasevs.
For all of you who don't live in Kentucky (Taylor Mill area) please disregard this post or you may get very hungry.
New in town is the family owned and operated El Jinete Mexican Grill. If you know me, you know I adore Mexican food. Whether it is Americanized or not, I couldn't tell you, but I love spicy, crunchy and good Mexican food.
Surprising to us natives this particular restaurant used to be a Skyline Chili that moved up the sidewalk a bit, into a larger location. The inside has been completely changed, updated and sleek might I add for a strip restaurant.
The restaurant was empty when we first arrived, but I think it was due to the random lunch time on a Sunday. (It is also very new). It was extremely clean and the staff was eagerly waiting to serve us.
The food, I know you're wondering about the food. Well, I realized that I wanted to write a feature after we had already started to chow so I don't have any pictures for you but I can share our thoughts with you.
If you're going to have a Mexican restaurant you have to have good chips and salsa in my opinion. This is key. My husband and I usually rate a Mexican restaurant on the chips and salsa (almost entirely). After all it is the start of what a great Mexican dinner should be. It needs to have flavor, a spice of jalapeno and definitely cilantro. I found all three of these things during our lunch. However, I think the salsa could use just a little more flavor/heat. The chips tasted fresh and were thin and crunchy! The rest of the food was just as delicious. I had the chicken fajita taco salad (yum, with additional hot sauce), hubbs had a beef burrito and enchilada. Both boys enjoyed beef and chicken tacos. All in all, it was a delicious meal at a decent price. We give this restaurant a 7 out of 10.
Support family owned local restaurants like El Jinete.
5062 Old Taylor Mill Rd
Taylor Mill, KY 41015
What's a good Mexican restaurant in your neck of the woods?
Speaking of Growing Something, I haven't even mentioned Earth Week this week! My son is celebrating it at school and we are planting our first garden as a family, I meant to mention it here earlier. So for all of you Kentuckians here's what's going on for the rest of Earth Week in our State.
Event: Salato Center Earth Day Celebration and National Wildlife Week
Date and Time: April 22-26, 2008; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort
Description: The center will give away free trees to the first 500 families who visit the center on Earth Day (April 22). Numerous activities are scheduled in celebration of Earth Day and National Wildlife Week.
For more information: Visit the Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources Web site.
Event: Kentucky Historical Society History Zone - "Tree-mendous Kentucky!"
Dates and Time: Saturdays in April: April 5, 12, 19 and 26; 1-4 p.m.
Location: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort
Description: The Kentucky Historical Society's weekly program, History Zone, is an educational program for children ages five through 10 and their families. In April, the program will focus on Arbor Day and Earth Day. Children can create and decorate a wooden toy from Kentucky's past, plant a tree seed and learn about the importance of trees.
For more information: Call Annette Parde at 502-564-1792, ext. 4461.
Event: Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools Recognition Ceremony
Date and Time: May 6, 2008; 2 p.m.
Location: Capitol Building Rotunda
Description: The Kentucky Environmental Education Council will recognize 46 schools that are successfully enrolled in the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools program. The program encourages students to conduct environmental audits of their school environments and then, based on those audits, implement improvement projects.
For more information: Contact Jane Eller at 502-564-5937 or visit the green and healthy schools Web site.
From Kentucky businesses:
Event: Changing Co2urse: A Discussion Course about Climate Change
Dates and Time: Five Consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 22, noon-1 p.m.
Location: Upstairs Meeting Room at Completely Kentucky, 237 West Broadway, Downtown Frankfort
Description: Bring a lunch and join a five-week discussion exploring the history and science of global warming, personal values and habits as they relate to climate change, and personal actions to curb the effects of global warming. There will be a $25 charge for the class to cover the cost of the discussion guide and the room. This course is being organized by the Frankfort Climate Action Network and the EPPC Division for Air Quality.
For more information: Contact Connie Lemley at 502-223-7936 or connie_lemley at yahoo.com
Event: Presentation by Art Williams of the
Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District -From Bali to Kentucky:
An International and Local Political Perspective on Climate Change
Dates and Time: April 28; 6-8 p.m.
Location: Community Room, Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Downtown Frankfort
Description: This presentation will focus on the politics and policies around the effort to stop global warming and prevent the worst consequences of climate change. Art Williams has participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conferences, including the Kyoto Conference in 1997 and last year’s conference in Bali, Indonesia. Locally, his office chairs Louisville Metro Government’s Climate
Change Committee, which is working to meet the City’s commitment to the US Mayor’s Agreement on Climate Protection. The presentation is sponsored by the City of Franfort, the Frankfort Climate Action Network, the Frankfort Chapter of the United Nations Association, and Envision Franklin County.
For more information: Contact Connie Lemley at 502-223-7936 or connie_lemley at yahoo.com.
Visit the official Earth Day Page for Kentucky here.
Ahhh, those famous three R's Reuse, Reduce & Recycle. Are you doing your part? Do you know about your city's local recycling center? I'm helping readers from my area Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Why don't you do the same, post some local links and info from your hometown for your local readers on your own blog! In the meantime today's Daily Swank is a great find for housewares that includes all of the three R's. I'd like to introduce you to the artwork of Rebekah from ship frames by rls .
Each frame from this shop is 100% recycled. The frame itself from recycled cardboard and newspaper. This specific design is also includes Vintage 1950's clothing and undies advertisements!
If you are looking for a little recycled chic, I think this Russian Dance Sheet Music Picture Frame is just the thing. Rebekah pulled these music sheets from a found book in her grandfathers attic.
I like how each frame tells a different story in her vintage collection. This one sports 1950's Travel Advertisements. Head over to Ship Frames by RLS for many other recycled designs and uses for recycled materials.
If you live in Kentucky here is a little recycling information for you.
you know the “three-chasing-arrows” symbol doesn’t necessarily mean a
product is made with recycled content or can be recycled in your
community? It may just be a reminder for you to recycle. Read the label
carefully for specific information on recycled content." (resource Division of Waste Management Kentucky).
Earth 911 a great resource for everyone to check out!
Eat Indie, Close to Home is our special feature for the week. My husband and I just celebrated our fourth anniversary and to celebrate this weekend was full of pampering, fun, some diamonds and a fantastic restaurant(thanks hubby)! Knotty Pine on the Bayou in Cold Spring Kentucky was our last stop on our romantic weekend getaway.
About five years ago my husband took me to the Knotty Pine on our fourth date and I enjoyed the best blackened halibut steak I've ever eaten. This experience was no different. The Knotty Pine brings a Cajun flair to a not so average menu. Including an array of seafood, craw fish,alligator strips, steaks and burgers. I definitely recommend some of the house specialties prepared by chef John local to Cold Springs, including the spicy gumbo and rice it's so delicious. The "hole in the wall" restaurant holds a glassed in deck that's cozy and romantic even during colder days. They will also mix up some fantastic cocktails for you at their full service bar. Make reservations before you go because they are always booked and a line to get in at the door.
Indulge in some local cuisine and check out Knotty Pine on the Bayou!