Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Good News


Chamber joins support for arts in park

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Mixing art with business will be part of the program of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African-American Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber will partner with seven local arts organizations to sponsor Cincinnati Arts in the Park from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 18 at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Co-sponsoring arts groups are the Arts Consortium, the Black Theater Company, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony, Museum Center and Three Square Music Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public, said De Asa Brown, chamber president. Food and beverages will be served. Entertainment will be provided by the Three Square Music Drum and Dance Corps.

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"We noticed that a lot of our members are nonprofits, so this makes sense to network with them," Brown said. "Everybody was so embracing and have expressed interest in reaching out to a broader, more diverse audience.

"We agreed that an informal and informative event like Cincinnati Arts in the Park is a great way to do that."

The Cincinnati Art Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It remains open until 9 p.m., on Wednesdays.

General admission is free every day, made possible by a gift from the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

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Owners of Arthur's Restaurant, 3518 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, received the Community Partner Award from the Hyde Park Center at the Annual Gaslight Gala last month.

Susan Henson, B.J. Hughes and Joe Santorelli received the award from Ray Bollhauer, president of center's board of trustees.

The restaurant hosted the first gaslight gala in 1984, which is the center's major fund-raiser.

The center is a nonprofit organization serving older adults in Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mount Lookout, Oakley, O'Bryonville and south Norwood.

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Six students in the Tiger's Lair Martial Arts School, Eastgate, will compete in the Amateur Athletic Union Nationals July 2-5 in Knoxville, Tenn.

They won medals in the state competition in April.

The students are Scott Davis and Larry Wical, first-degree black belt; Eric Cieslewicz, black belt; Justin Utter and Steve Patrick, blue belt and Phil Smith, yellow belt.

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A new electronic scoreboard will flash over St. James Field, 6341 Cheviot Road, White Oak, as neighborhood children play ball.

The scoreboard was donated Sunday by Huseman-Schmid Insurance Agency and Safeco.

Through a program "PlayBall," Safeco is donating more than $1 million over two years to install 62 scoreboards for youth baseball around the country.

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.




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