Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Good News


Bluegrass, gospel come to East End

map

A cappella gospel harmonies mixed with a fusion of electric bluegrass will kick off the Fine Arts Fund's campaign this weekend during the annual Sampler Weekend at the Pendleton Heritage Center, 2760 Eastern Ave., East End.

"The events are free, family friendly and open to the public," said Melissa English, director. "The acts are chosen to reflect and celebrate the African-American and Appalachian heritage of the East End."

The series starts at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers. This group has performed at the Pendleton since it opened in 1999 and has had several successful European tours.

"Their hour-long set includes gospel standards that are familiar to both African-American and Appalachian audiences," English said.

She said a new ingredient added this year will be the bluegrass act Taylor Farley and Bluerock at 4 p.m.Sunday.

The group has performed at the Appalachian Festival and has appeared as the opening act for the Charlie Daniels Band.

Event schedules are available at libraries or at the Web site: www.fineartsfund.org.

The Pendleton Heritage Center, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to preserving the heritage and building for the future of the East End, English said.

stars
The Northern Kentucky Habitat for Humanity is reopening its application process.

"If your family has always dreamed of owning a home but thought it was not possible, we want to hear from you," said Laura Ault, president of the Northern Kentucky Habitat for Humanity chapter. "We had closed our application process for a year because we had more people signed up than we had the capacity to build. We have about 20 applicants out now since we reopened. We expect to be able to build about five or six houses a year."

Ault said applicants must be Northern Kentucky residents or want to live in that area.

To qualify for a house and a no-interest mortgage, families must work 500 hours building their house and other homes.

They must be willing to partner with Habitat, be able to make a down payment, and to pay mortgage payments.

Applicants should call (513) 397-1453.

stars
Promoting peace is a big project at McAuley High School, College Hill.

A 12-hour peace vigil is set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday in the chapel. Linda Goldbach, campus minister, is coordinating the vigil.

Boodle boxes - containing lotions, instant foods, and puzzles - are being prepared by Lynne Heile's world literature classes to be sent to U.S. troops.

Peggy Brewer's world religions classes made posters about peace, based upon prayers from around world. The posters are on display throughout the building.

Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at ahoward@enquirer.com or by fax at 768-8340.




TOP LOCAL STORIES
Chief supports officer in shooting
'Survivor' hopefuls go to extremes
Employers boost call-up benefits for reservists
Callups thin police, fire departments
Educators, parents protest school funding cuts
Walking man's goal: Great Wall

ENQUIRER COLUMNS
RADEL: Mistakes weren't repeated after fatal shooting
PULFER: Climbing on scales at airport

PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Dog rescued from icy pond
Jogging in the snow
Soldier of snow

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON COUNTY
Library circulation falls
Audits would precede levies
Recreation chief chided over lobbying
Children respond to terrier

AROUND THE TRISTATE
Tristate A.M. Report
Access social services: Call 211
Regulators give green light to doctor-pay comparisons
Good News: Bluegrass, gospel come to East End
Obituary: William Love led church in hymns

BUTLER COUNTY
Fairfield city manager gets 13.6% raise
More testing expected for lead
Teen's dilemma: Take new car or $20K?
Labor activists target Miami
Fairfield 2-mill school levy on May 6 ballot
HUD to monitor Butler Co. housing agency

CLERMONT COUNTY
Clermont bus notices called false

OHIO
Ohio Moments: Edison's bright ideas hatched at home

KENTUCKY
Ludlow halts classes to plea for school funding
Uzbekistan aliens held in N.Ky.
Justin appeal nears 1 year
Florence police focus on growth of Hispanics
Patton: No plans to resign