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SEPTEMBER 2013 Volume 8, Number 9


Serving Neighborhoods Across Louisville Highlands • Germantown • Iroquois • Old Louisville • Clifton • Crescent Hill • Phoenix Hill • Downtown • Buechel • Hikes Point • Beechmont • Schnitzelburg • Audubon • Parkway Village • Shelby Park • Smoketown


The home of Donna and Bob Shepperson, 2741 W. Main St., is one of many Portland area residences receiving a face lift, thanks to Portland Pride, a $1.75 million home rehabilitation program. Changes are afoot in West Louisville neighborhoods, with private and commercial investment on the rise. See story, page 4.



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From Jeffboat to Hollywood and Back By Eric George


he route from the Jeffboat shipyard in Jeffersonville. Ind., to Hollywood, Calif., may be the road almost never traveled, but R. Barker Price made the trip in a 1980 Mazda. The car had most of its contents stolen in a motel parking lot on Price’s first night of fulfilling a dream, but, fortunately, his Smith-Corona typewriter and the screenplay he’d written for the “Murder She Wrote” television series were spared. Price was 31 years old, creative, rolling the career dice and, soon, very lucky. Screenplay in hand, he quickly found an agent who was also entering the film industry and looking for clients. She shopped his script to “Murder She Wrote.” “The producer at ‘Murder She Wrote’ ran a very tight ship,” Price recalls. “But a door cracked open just a little, the stars aligned and they bought my script.” His episode aired the very week that TV Guide ran a cover story about the series, and Price’s screenplay became the most widely watched segment in the show’s history. The fast track was nothing new for Price. He had spent six years at Jeffboat cycling through a series of jobs along the path to upper management. He built his first boat – an English punt – and launched it during the Ohio River flood of 1964. By his early 20s, Price had started a boat-building business. By the time he’d left for Hollywood, he was a vice-president and the general manager of the nation’s largest inland shipyard, responsible for the design and construction of barges and other projects. “A good future lay ahead,” Price says. But he had long kept a journal and written television scripts “for fun.” Story ideas and the script-writing formula came easily for him, and when a company personality test confirmed his creative side, it was the push he needed to leave. During the 10 years he spent in Hollywood, Price sold options on roughly two screenplays a year. “Murder She Wrote” produced three more of his scripts. He also co-wrote the 1988 horror movie “Catacombs,” and once wrote scripts for Disney and the Playboy Channel simultaneously. Price made a modest living, but admits, “I could never break into the inner fraternity.” He married, returned home and took up where he’d left off – at Jeffboat – and was there for 13 more years. Price is now a contract manager for corporate boat buyers and continues to write. “Turf Wars” is Price’s first novel. Based on his unsold screenplay set in Louisville, the story explores the interplay between two men – a baby boomer and a millennial – as they reinvent their broken lives. “It has some heart, some humor, and is a poignant look at some important subjects,” Price says. Five reviewers have rated the book five stars on Amazon, where it is available for purchase or downloading. Carmichael’s Bookstore also sells copies. And Price’s former projects are still in play. He is currently nudging two screenplays into novels, and recently received a request for an interview from a writer in Rome who is compiling a book about underrated horror movies. To Price’s surprise, “Catacombs” has become a cult classic in Italy. R

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Dan and Susan Rhema recently purchased property on the corner of 17th and West Market where they plan to live and work. The property was a longtime home to The HUB, a retail store that carried men’s clothing and accessories. The couple will renovate the buildings and rent space to tenants. They hope to move in six months, and plan to open their respective businesses within a year.

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an and Susan Rhema had a long list of prerequisites when they started searching for a building six months ago. Susan, a psychotherapist, will receive her doctorate in social work in December. She wanted a place large enough to accommodate the Three Stones Center, a trauma facility she plans to open, and a gallery for Dan, who is a visionary artist. In addition, many of Susan’s patients are immigrants and refugees, so the building had to be on a bus line and, ideally, close to downtown. Lastly, the couple planned to finance their ventures by selling their Old Louisville home, so they also needed living space.



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With all of these requirements, the Rhemas knew their options were limited, especially if they also wanted to find the property at an affordable price. They looked in Butchertown, Smoketown, and at several places along Broadway. Finally, they settled on two buildings near the border of the Russell and Portland neighborhoods – 1701 and 1703 W. Market St. The buildings had been connected when they housed The HUB department store, but the Rhemas plan on returning them to separate properties. One building will house Susan’s trauma center and Dan’s art gallery, Altered Visions Art, and the couple will live on the remaining two floors. The second building will be rental property. Henry Yoffee, The HUB’s owner, has talked to the Rhemas about leasing space for a smaller version of his store. Dan Rhema likes the idea because he says the building has housed millinery or clothing stores for the last 100 years. There will also be two apartments above the store. The Rhemas got all of this for a whopping $64,000. The combined rents should cover their mortgage. Dan says it is a deal you can only find in West Louisville these days. “Not being from Louisville, we didn’t have any negative connotations about West Louisville or Portland,” he says. “When people think about Louisville it is not just one entity, it’s made up of all of these little components of neighborhoods: the Highlands, Frankfort Avenue. This is just another part of Louisville that is in need of some money being put into it.” Dan plans to do most of the work on the two properties himself, but Shine Contracting will handle some of it. Dan grew up in public housing in Baltimore, where he and his brother refurbished old housing in several depressed neighborhoods. Susan grew up in Reading, Penn., but she has traveled the world in her work with nonprofits. The couple moved to Louisville in 1995, after Susan got a job with the

Presbyterian Church. The Portland buildings are the Rhemas’ sixth renovation project. “Seven, 10 years ago, people were questioning us for wanting to live in Old Louisville,” Dan remembers. “West Louisville has the exact same stuff that Old Louisville has. The exact same type of buildings: gorgeous, Victorian-era homes. And the parks – I can see Shawnee Park from my roof. If you describe it that way, it’s no different than what we have in Old Louisville. It has its rough areas. We are gambling, but we believe this is going to pay off.” The Rhemas are joining a stampede of public and private interest in West Louisville. Most of the investment is centered around, but not limited to, Portland. The Portland neighborhood generally falls between Interstate 264 (western boundary), Tenth Street (eastern boundary), the Ohio River (northern boundary), and Market Street (southern boundary). Married artists Aron Conaway and Hallie Jones have reopened the performance venue Nelligan Hall at 2010 Portland Ave., and they are also renting artist studios and storage space at the Mammoth near 13th and Broadway. Green Building owner Gill Holland, who is given a lot of credit for the redevelopment of East Market Street into the area known as NuLu, has formed the Portland Investment Initiative to raise $25 million in investments for the area. Holland is focusing his efforts between 15th and 26th streets, from Market Street to Portland Avenue. The North Carolina native says he’s been intrigued by West Louisville’s potential since he first moved to the city eight years ago. “Sometimes it takes someone from the outside to see potential, where others see historical failure or lack of momentum,” he explains. “I think it is the same with NuLu. If you walk up and down the street, I bet a solid 50 percent are not Louisville natives. It’s a good mix of long-term locals – people who stayed and preserved their buildings for decades – and then

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fresh new eyes with young blood and sweat equity if not real equity. I feel like, with a little bit of urban acupuncture in a couple of blocks, you could see a positive ripple effect.” Habitat for Humanity has also moved its Louisville headquarters to the Portland neighborhood. In addition to its normal mission of building homes, Habitat is also working with the New Direction Housing Corporation to use federal grant money to help current homeowners renovate their properties. The program, called Portland Pride, is part of a three-year partnership PHOTO: BRIANBOHANNON.COM between Louisville Metro Members of Portland Now meet monthly at Neighborhood House on North 25th Street to discuss develGovernment and Portland opment projects and other neighborhood issues. Made up of several groups, the organization is workNow, the area’s neighboring to better coordinate improvement efforts in the Portland neighborhood. hood association. Portland is the first Louisville neighborhood to receive a federal designation as a Neighborhood West Louisville was itself a desirable address before the Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) from the U.S. Housing 1937 flood and desegregation led to white flight. Many and Urban Development Department. It will be the first of blue-collar white families that couldn’t move away ended up many neighborhoods to try new approaches in revitalization. in Portland. The area is 72 percent Caucasian and 24 percent The city of Louisville is also purchasing a 30-acre former African American. For many years, Portland tried to distance National Tobacco property at 30th and Muhammad Ali itself from the predominantly African American neighborBoulevard for $1.2 million. The property will be used for hoods farther west. But that is changing. economic development. Mayor Greg Fischer has said that one Portland Now President Danny McDole says his neighborof the most important initiatives of his administration is to hood must join forces with other West Louisville communihelp revitalize Western Louisville and attract jobs, retail and ties to battle mutual problems like crime, the abundance of new housing to Russell, California, Portland, Chickasaw and liquor stores in the area and vacant homes. Portland Now Shawnee. “When we began to talk to companies about investwould also like to see the K&I railroad bridge transformed ing in Western Louisville, we ran into the same obstacle time into a pedestrian bridge similar to the Big 4, so West Louisand again – there was no significant amount of land to build ville residents can walk across the river to New Albany. The a plant, a factory or an office,” Fischer said in a press release project would need the votes of council members from other announcing the purchase in January. communities. Holland says West Louisville has the ingredients for a “Anyone who says Portland is not the West End is stupid,” successful redevelopment, but he feels that entrepreneurs are McDole attests. “We can’t go it alone. There are projects that overlooking opportunities in the area because of its reputawill benefit the whole area and we need to lobby for them as a tion for high crime, drugs and problems with vacant houses. group.” One solution is to start a rebranding campaign to change per Portland Now has joined a new umbrella organization ceptions. Holland has dubbed 15th Street the East Portland called the West Louisville Dream Team to achieve mutual Warehouse District, and he hopes to turn Bank Street into goals. McDole is excited about people like Holland and the an artists’ row with cheap studio space. He has spent a lot of Rhemas seeing the potential in West Louisville. “Portland time raising West Louisville’s web presence, and says two new has plenty of stock if we can get it away from the banks,” he web sites are on their way to completion. says. “We need people. I don’t know how all of this interest in “I’m putting up all the great photos of existing assets Portland got started, but I’m happy it is happening.” because I feel like for a long time the neighborhood has let the The Rhemas are already talking to the city about purchasmedia run with negative stories as opposed to accentuating ing five or six lots next to the current properties they own. all the positive ones,” Holland says. “Part of it is just educatIf the gallery and trauma center are successful, they hope to ing the people that don’t live west of Ninth about all the good build other businesses to serve their clients. But they might things, and all the assets that are there, because I think a lot have some competition. of people are kind of oblivious.” “Every day since I’ve been working there, I get someone Portland was founded in 1811 by General William Lytle, knocking on the door, asking if they can buy the property,” who also founded Cincinnati, Ohio. Portland was a wealthy Dan says. “Then others want to know when The HUB is going rival to Louisville because of its location downstream from to open back up again. There is a lot of interest in buying in the Falls of the Ohio. Steamboats had to unload their cargo in Portland right now. It’s an exciting place to be.” R Louisville and take it by wagon to Portland. After the Louisville Canal was built in 1830, however, Portland began to Contact the writer at decline.



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Community Calendar SEPTEMBER SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 STRIKE OUT CANCER Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St., 6 p.m.-8 p.m., $10. The Louisville Bats and Gilda’s Club Louisville are teaming up for “Strike Out Cancer.” Proceeds from advance ticket sales to the Louisville Bats-Indianapolis Indians game will be donated to cancer organizations. In addition, Gilda’s will get funds for every strikeout thrown by a Bats pitcher during home games this season. This year’s special Strike Out Cancer night includes a kids’ inflatable fun zone, $1 hot dogs, $1 Pepsi products and post-game fireworks. For more information, visit (Downtown) TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 LSFA FOOD TRUCK INVASION Louisville Metro Hall, Sixth and Jefferson sts., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Free. The local independent

small business owners that comprise the Louisville Street Food Alliance bring their gourmet food trucks to the Mayor’s office on the first Tuesday of every month for lunch. Members include: Lil Cheezers Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Grind Gourmet Burgers, Holy Mole Taco Truck, Johnny’s Diner Car, Sweet ‘N’ Savory, French-Indo Canada and Snowie Shaved Ice. More info at (Downtown) SISTERS WHO CARE SUPPORT GROUP NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St., 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Free. Join this valuable women’s support group, held on Tuesday evenings through the first week of November, to learn about family management, enhancement and communication training in a supportive female environment. For more information, contact Brooke Arnold or Tenesha Curtis at (502) 583-6820. (West Louisville)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 FREE DIABETES MANAGEMENT CLASSES Highland/Shelby Park Library, Mid City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Road, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Free. The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for those interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes take place Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Attendance at all classes is encouraged. Class size is limited. To make a reservation, or for more information, call (502) 574-6663. (Highlands) THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 3-5. Join the LNC’s Fall-Winter 2013 program, Knee-High Naturalist: Nature Exploration for Preschoolers, and encourage your youngster’s sense of wonder and curiosity about nature. The group meets on Thursdays. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. Children will enjoy a variety of nature-related activities such as crafts, stories,

SPOTLIGHT: LVAA’S ARTEBELLA “BY THE NUMBERS” EXHIBITION The Louisville Visual Art Association presents “By the Numbers,” an exhibition of 16 Artebella artists curated by crowd-sourcing-based analytics. All artists have previously been featured in Artebella, LVAA’s email and website program that showcases the work of a different Louisville-area artist each weekday. The artists were chosen based solely on web analytics from the Artebella program, i.e., crowd-sourced curating. Clicks, open rates and time spent on each page determined the 16 artists chosen to participate. Courtesy, LVAA The exhibition will be at LVAA’s gallery, PUBLIC, 131 Douglas Miller’s “We will never be there when it is over,” W. Main St., through Satur- ink, pencil and eye liner on paper, 20” x 20,” 2013 day, Sept. 28. The opening reception will be Friday, Sept., 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in conjunction with the First Friday Trolley Hop. For more information, visit (Downtown)


critters and hikes. The group is limited to 12 children. For fees and applications, call (502) 4581328 or visit (Audubon) FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 GENE SPATZ PHOTOGRAPHS Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 10 a.m., $6, KMAC presents an exhibition by American photographer Gene Spatz in conjunction with the Louisville Photo Biennial 2013. Spatz was one of the pioneers of the paparazzo. He captured the off-limits world of celebrity during the ‘70s and ‘80s. This is the first solo museum exhibition of his work. More info at (502) 589-0102 or www. (Downtown) 14TH ANNUAL BACK-TOSCHOOL BLOCK PARTY Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Free. Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) hosts the 14th Annual Back to School Block Party. Enjoy free pizza, swimming and door prizes, and make a child ID with LMPD! For more information, call (502) 574-1109. (Crescent Hill)

SPOTLIGHT: THE CHILDREN IN THE DELL Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, offers children ages 5 and up a variety of adventures, including nature hikes, flower planting, scavenger hunts, naturally inspired craft activities and more. The Children in the Dell program is free, but children must be accompanied by a responsible, admission-paying adult. Admission is $7 (Yew Dell members are free). The program takes place every Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, through Sept. 28. It is a good opportunity to help children develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors and an early connection with the garden and nature. For more information, or to register, visit www. or call (502) 241-4788. (Crestwood)


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SEPTEMBER ART FAIR @ MELLWOOD ART CENTER 1860 Mellwood Ave., 10 a.m., Free. The annual September Art Fair @ Mellwood returns on Sept. 7 and 8. Building on the success of last year’s show, the organizers will offer 200 indoor and outside artist spaces. In addition, the show will feature live entertainment, a fresh fruit and vegetable stand, gifted student art tents and an expanded children’s activity area. For more information, visit (Clifton)

WELLINGTON YARD SALE City of Wellington, across from Gardiner Lane Shopping Center, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Free. The City of Wellington will host a city-wide yard sale. The city has residences on seven streets between Bardstown Road and Bon Air Avenue, including Brighton, Manchester, Wadsworth, Wendell (2200 block), Lowell (3000 & 3100 blocks), Kipling Way (3000 block) and Spencer Ave. Visit this wonderful neighborhood and leave with a few bargains! Please observe all fire lane parking restrictions. For

BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY’S WOMEN’S COUNCIL DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE The Anchorage, 804 Evergreen Road, 5 p.m., $10 in advance ($15 at door). The 40th Annual Bellarmine University Women’s Council Designers’ Show House event (Sept. 7-22) features a historic home in Anchorage showcasing the work of over 30 designers. In addition to the house tours, there is a cafe and boutique. Proceeds benefit the Bellarmine University Student Financial Aid Funds. For show house hours and ticket informa-

FIRST FRIDAY TROLLEY HOP Downtown Art Zone, Main and Market sts., 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Free. This monthly event showcases the art galleries on East Market and other parts of downtown. Park the car, ride the trolley and enjoy the exhibits. (See the “Art by Numbers” spotlight.) For more information, call (502) 583-1671 or (Nulu/Downtown)


SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER JAZZ FESTIVAL Tyler Park, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Free. The Tyler Park Jazz Festival, “Sundays in September,” is free and open to the public. The shows are family-friendly, so bring the kids, some chairs, a blanket, and enjoy a picnic in the park. The event is alcoholand pet-free. Ladies of Liberty performs Sunday, Sept. 8. Other performers in the series include: Appalatin, West Market Street Stompers, and the U of L Jazz Ensemble. Comfy Cow and Skyline Chili will be vending at the events. For more information, visit (Highlands) KENTUCKY BOURBON COUNTRY: THE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 4 p.m., Free. Susan Reigler and Pam Spaulding, author and photographer of “Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide,” will CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE *


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shaping up to be one of its best. This season the LYO is partdiscuss and sign their new book. nering with cellist Ben Sollee For more information, call (502) for a full year of activities! The 896-6950. (Crescent Hill) LYO performs several concerts each season in a wide range of locations. It is one of the largest MONDAY, SEPT. 9 youth orchestras in the nation based on metropolitan size, with SMOKING CESSATION CLASS a total membership of over 350. Highlands-Shelby Park Branch Interested youth musicians may Library 1250 Bardstown Road, visit to download 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Free. You can an audition application and become a non-smoker with the view the requirements. AudiCooper Clayton Smoking Cestions for the LYO’s 55th season sation classes, sponsored by the will be held Sept. 12-22. Any Kentucky Cancer Program and youth musician through age 21 Louisville Metro Public Health is eligible. For more information, and Wellness. This program con- contact Melody Welsh-Buchholz sists of 13 one-hour weekly ses- at (502) 896-1851. (St. Matsions. Participants use nicotine thews) replacement products, provided free to class attendees. This START FRESH WORKSHOP science-based program utilizes Louisville Urban League, 1535 education, skills training and W. Broadway, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 social support. Participants must p.m., Free. Bank on Louisville be 18 years of age or older. Call sponsors a Start Fresh workshop Louisville Metro Public Health for persons who have been and Wellness at (502) 574-7867 denied new bank accounts due for more info. (Highlands) to negative (non-fraud) banking


THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 LYO AUDITIONS Louisville Youth Orchestra, 4121 Shelbyville Road, Times vary, Free. The Louisville Youth Orchestra’s 55th season is

histories, and who are willing to participate in a certified financial education program. Participants will learn the basics of bank reconciliation and how a checking account works. Completion of the program provides an opportunity to re-enter the traditional banking system with

new tools for success. For more information, or to register, call (502) 566-3362. (Downtown) FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 OKTOBERFEST German-American Club, 1840 Lincoln Ave., 4 p.m.-Midnight, $3 (Children ages 16 and under, Free). Louisville’s original Oktoberfest takes place Sept. 13-14. This event features authentic German food, plus entertainment by Cincinnati’s Gebhard Erler, Rheingold Band of Louisville and The Knappers of Indianapolis. There will be plenty of German vendors, all held on the German-American Club grounds and beautiful pavilion. For more information, call (502) 451-3100 or visit www.german-americanclub. com. (Audubon Park) KENTUCKY KICK DOWN The Monkey Wrench and Barrett Bar, 1025 and 1012 Barret Ave., Noon-10 p.m., $5 (Children ages 12 and under, Free). Kentucky Kick Down is a vintage motorcycle show open to all makes of bikes age 25 years and older. Motorcycles of all makes and years are welcome, but show judging will be limited to vintage motorcycles. The event

takes place Sept. 13-14 and includes an art show with local and regional artists, live music, vendors, a pool tournament and plenty of local food and drink. Part of Barret Avenue will be closed for the event. For more information, visit (Highlands)

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance will host the 5th Annual Louisville Brewfest in conjunction with Louisville Craft Beer Week. The Brewfest takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St. The event features local beers, wines and bourbons, as well as food, giveaways, a silent auction and live music. Attendees must be age 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon. The $5 admission includes a souSATURDAY, SEPT. 14 venir cup; and designated drivers receive free admission! SCHNITZELBURG YARD SALE A limited number of VIP Hour tickets are available for $35 1138 E. Burnett Ave., 8 a.m.-3 and include early admission and larger pours in a special p.m., Free. Neighbors may reserve a spot to sell their wares festival cup. For more information, visit LIBA’s website at for $10, payable before the date (Downtown) of sale. Everyone is welcome to shop! For more information, call (502) 759-7132. (Schnitzelburg) ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Falls of the Ohio State Park & Interpretive Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $2-$5. This event is sponsored by the Falls of the Ohio Archaeology Society. Enjoy educational displays and hands-on activities for children. Archaeologists are available to date your artifacts and explain how they were used by ancient people. Call (812) 280-9970 or visit for more information. (Clarksville) SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 GASLIGHT FESTIVAL Gaslight Square, Jeffersontown, Times vary, Free. The Gaslight Festival takes place September 15-22. What started as a small street party in 1969 has grown to become the 5th largest festival in the region. Centered in the small-town ambiance of Gaslight Square, the festival has evolved into an eight-day extravaganza that has become a time-honored tradition of Jeffersontown. The festival now boasts a motorcycle rally, car show, golf scramble, 5K run/ walk, parade, balloon glow, carnival rides, live entertainment and over 150 arts, crafts and commercial booths. For an events schedule, visit www.




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Brewfest attendees enjoy their beverages at Slugger Field For more information, call (502) 267-1674. (Jeffersontown) THE HUNGER WALK Festival Plaza @ Waterfront Park, 1 p.m., $25. This annual event is an official 5K walk/run that generates funds for the Dare to Care Food Bank. The level-grade route is perfect for all fitness levels. This family-friendly event also features refreshments and a Kidz Zone, as well as entertainment along the route. For more information, call (502) 966-3821 or visit (Downtown) FIRST ANNUAL SCHNITZELBURG GOLF SCRAMBLE Seneca Golf Course, Registration begins at 1 p.m./play begins at 1:30 p.m. Get your foursome

together for an afternoon of fun! Individual players are also encouraged to sign up and will be teamed with others at the course. For more information contact, Mike Morris at mike@ or (502) 439-7558. (Seneca Park) MONDAY, SEPT. 16 WOMEN IN BUSINESS EXPO Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth St., Times vary, $49-$125. The Women’s Business Center in Kentucky presents the Women in Business Expo 2013. The expo’s goal is to promote small business creation and growth. A reception takes place on Monday, Sept. 16 and the expo happens on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Expo attendees will have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of small business owners and supporters, attend dynamic educational workshops and visit more than 50 vendors and exhibits. For more information, call (502) 992-9495. (Downtown) FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 KENTUCKY OPERA’S LA BOHEME Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., $34-$74. Love finds young bohemians in early 19th century Paris trying to make a living with their art. While there, fleeting moments of joy, the realities of poverty and ill health become too much and sacrifices must be made in an attempt to save one in their midst. Featuring Corinne Winters as Mimi and Patrick O’Halloran as Rodolfo, Puccini’s La Boheme is one of the most performed operas in the repertory. The performance is also offered on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. For more information, call (502) 584-7777 or visit www. (Downtown) FAIRDALE COMMUNITY FAIR Fairdale Elementary School, 10104 Mitchell Hill Road, 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Free. The 83rd Fairdale Fair takes place Sept. 20-21. Over 10,000 people will return to strike up old relationships and make new ones. There are game, craft and food booths, plus rides for the young at heart. There will be a parade

on Saturday, beginning at noon at Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Road. For more info, call (502) 791-1352. (Fairdale) WOMEN 4 WOMEN ANNUAL LUNCHEON The Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $75. Women 4 Women and its donors improve the lives of women and girls in Louisville through education, advocacy, fundraising and focused grant making in four key areas that enable self-sufficiency. Health is the focus of the 2013 annual luncheon. The keynote speaker is Carla Hall. For more information, visit (Downtown) SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 100 YEARS ON THE OHIO Farnsley-Moremen House, 7410 Moorman Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $3-$15. Riverside will host “100 Years on the Ohio: A Living Time line of Louisville’s First Century,” Sept. 21-22. The event reflects the history of the years 1765 to 1865 with historical re-enactors demonstrating the tools, weaponry, clothing, pastimes and cooking of each period. A special highlight of the weekend will be an 1860s-style baseball game between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes on Sunday afternoon! Other attractions include hearth cooking demonstrations, tours of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House (built in 1837), period dancing, archery demonstrations, black-

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smithing, and presentations by notable historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Dennis Boggs. For more information, call (502) 935-6809 or visit www.riverside-landing. org. (Valley Station) FAMILY CANOE DAY Jefferson Memorial Forest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $10. It is Family Canoe Day at Tom Wallace Lake. Get yourself geared-up for a family treat and special day of fun! Take a canoe out on the lake and spend time on the shore learning about the incredible creatures that live below. Are you ready to start paddling but not sure of where to start? Discover the basics of canoeing. Spend some time on the lake practicing your skills. Don’t worry if you are new to canoeing. Canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. This program is suitable for beginning paddlers ages 5 to adult. For more information, call (502) 368-5404 or visit www. (Jefferson Memorial Forest) NATIONAL JUG BAND JUBILEE Brown-Foreman Amphitheater, Waterfront Park, Noon-11 p.m., Free. The 9th Annual National Jug Band Jubilee is a free, all-day festival that celebrates a pre-jazz style made popular in the early 1900s by Louisville musicians such as Clifford Hayes, Earl McDonald and Sarah Martin. The festival draws musicians from all over the country. In addition to the music, the Jubilee will include food vendors, a beer and wine booth, and workshops for adults and children. For more festival information, visit (Downtown)

SPOTLIGHT: IDEA FESTIVAL The IdeaFestival returns to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W. Main St., September 23-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. A festival pass will set you back $375. Individual ticket prices vary by session. Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education. IdeaFestival’s mission is to create positive, disruptive catalysts which stimulate individuals to think creatively and differently. Programming is built on the belief that 21st century thinkers need to be able to identify, integrate and apply diverse ideas. For more information, call (502) 966-4607 or visit (Downtown) Dennis Horlander, Councilwoman Marianne Butler, LMPD’s Johnny Burgraff, Louisville Fire and Rescue, and Churchill Charlie. For more information, visit www.centerforneighborhoods. org. (South Louisville)

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Ron Finley, known for his clothing line, The Dropdead Collexion, is a featured speaker (not included in the festival pass). Finley co-founded an organization that is transforming South Los Angeles neighborhoods currently identified as “food deserts” into “food forests.”

MONDAY, SEPT. 23 TAI CHI CLASSES United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State St., 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., $100. UCHM welcomes

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SPOTLIGHT: “SHE” AT KAVIAR FORGE & GALLERY The Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., presents a daring solo exhibition by Lee Ann Paynter. Photographs featuring a headless, legless and armless female mannequin will haunt the viewer. Using still photography, Paynter introduces the star of “SHE,” a mannequin named Rosi. Throughout the exhibition, Paynter invites the onlooker to confront Rosi and the demons created by gender inequality and their effect on the “space of liminality” for the contemporary woman. The exhibition opens Friday, Sept. 27 with an artist reception during the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Paynter plans to bring Rosi and invite people to take a photograph with the mannequin. More info at (502) 561-0377 or www. (Clifton) PHOTO: LEE ANN PAYNTER * CONT. FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

form. The class will be held on Mondays. Whether a beginner or an intermediate student, all fitness levels will grow in this low impact class. To enroll for the 10-week class, call UCHM at (502) 893-0346. The class is open to adults only. It is recommended that participants wear loose clothing and flat shoes. For more information, visit (Clifton) TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 IF WATER CONFERENCE Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., All day, $15-$60. WaterStep, a Louisville-based organization working to fight the world water crisis, will host the 2nd Annual IF Water Conference in conjunction with IdeaFestival. Attendees will participate in an interactive day of exhibits, brainstorming discussions and thought-provoking conversations centered around the earth’s most powerful and precious resource. The keynote speaker will be award-winning journalist and author Charles Fishman. The ticket price in-

cludes lunch. More info at www. (Downtown) WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 WFPK WATERFRONT WEDNESDAY Big Four Lawn, Louisville Waterfront Park, 6 p.m., Free. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series is a monthly live concert that showcases local and emerging national recording artists. Each free concert attracts audiences to mingle, dance and enjoy the river in a family-friendly park atmosphere. A cash bar and upscale festival fare are available. Listed on the Southeast Tourism Society’s list of Top 20 Events, the event has become a thriving city institution. More info at (502) 814-6500. (Downtown) THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 SLICE OF THE HIGHLANDS Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Ave., 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., $25. The Original Highlands Neighborhood Association will sponsor a pizza tasting, with

beer and wine, dessert, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club Louisville and neighborhood association programs. For more information, contact Jackie Leslie at (502) 582-2112 or visit (Highlands) FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 F.A.T. FRIDAY TROLLEY HOP Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story aves., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Free. Businesses in the Crescent Hill and Clifton neighborhoods keep their doors open late at the end of each month for the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. Ride the trolley to see art exhibits, sales and entertainment. (See “SHE” spotlight.) For more information, visit (Clifton/Crescent Hill)

nual festival features Irish food and drinks, Irish cultural exhibits, presentations and workshops. Musical acts this year include Dulahan, Cloigheann, Derby Boys, Guilderoy Byrne, Keltricity, Chattering Magpies, Robert Tincher, Louisville Pipe Band, and Dark Moll. Also, enjoy dancers from the McClanahan School of Irish Dance and a children’s area featuring hands-on activities. For more information, visit (Highlands)

LIBRARY CORNER REFUGEE YOUTH ART EXHIBITION Iroquois Branch Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave., Sept. 1-7, Free. The Beechmont neighborhood has a thriving refugee community thanks to the work of Catholic Charities and the Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Some of the young refugees will share their artwork with the public on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Photo: courtesy, LFPL Iroquois Branch Library. Nur Banu, of Burma, disTheir work will be on plays her artwork, accomdisplay throughout the week. For more panied by a smile. information, call (502) 574-1720. (Iroquois)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 FREE GUIDED HIKE Jefferson Memorial Forest, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Free. Hike Moreman’s Hill, approximately 3.5 miles, easy to moderate. This area is not open to the public and has no amenities. There are no designated trails, restrooms or other facilities, so wear sturdy shoes or boots and plan accordingly. Meet at the Sandlot parking lot off Deering Road. More info at (502) 368-5404 or (Jefferson Memorial Forest)

DIGITAL PHOTO BASICS St. Matthews Branch Library, 3940 Grandview Ave., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m., Free. Learn the basic functions of your digital camera. For more information, call (502) 574-1771. (St. Matthews) EBOOKS, EMAGAZINES, MUSIC: WALK-IN HELP Shawnee Branch Library, 3912 W. Broadway, Monday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Free. Library patrons can stop by the Shawnee Branch for help checking out eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks or accessing the library’s streaming music collection. Bring your smart phones, iPads and tablets so the staff can show you how to better utilize the new technology. For more information, call (502) 574-1722. (Shawnee)

STAMPEDE FOR VIPS 5K Papa John’s Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd St., 8 a.m.-Noon, Free. Community 5K walk/run to benefit Visually Impaired Preschool Services. This is the only local 5K to feature a division for Blind/Visually Impaired athletes. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. There will be a Kids Fun Run and other family activities. For more information, contact Martha Hack at (502) 498-2926 or visit (Belknap)

FROM BLUES TO BLUEGRASS TO BROADWAY Main Library, 301 York St., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., Free. The Main Library presents “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,” the first documentary film in a six-part series exploring America’s most enduring popular music – blues, gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass, country, rock, mambo and hip hop. Sessions feature either a complete documentary film or excerpts from longer films, followed by discussions led by Dr. Douglas Shadle, music history professor at the University of Louisville. The program takes place on Tuesdays through October 15. For more information, or to register, call (502) 574-1635. (Downtown)

FALL FESTIVAL St. James School, 1818 Edenside Ave., 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Free. This Fall Festival is a “FUNd Raiser” for St. James School, featuring family-friendly fun, music, food 2013 LOUISVILLE IRISH FEST trucks, crafts, collectibles and Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., beer. Vendors may purchase a 10-by-10-ft. booth space for $8 ($5, children ages 6-12 and $50. For more information, seniors; Free for children under contact Sue Hankla at (502) age 6). The Louisville Irish Fest takes place Sept. 27-29. The an- 451-1420, ext. 15. (Highlands)

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tree. All 15 participants in “Picture Love” will have their photographs featured in the 2013 Louisville Photo Biennial this Contributed by Readers / Compiled by The Highlander October. Participants will learn the basics of porMuseum to provide 15 digital cameras traiture photography, and the project will for participating youths living in the Park allow the youths to tell their personal story Duvall neighborhood. The goal of the proj- through visual documentation of importect is to help youth from the Southwick ant loved ones in their lives. The partici The National FFA Convention will be in Community Center capture a meaningful pants will draw from personal experiences Louisville in late October, but the planning moment in time by building a family photo and familiar environments to create an process has been going on since the end of last year’s convention. With almost 60,000 students and advisors coming to town JCC Campers Raise Record Amount for JFCS Food Bank for FFA, the Louisville Convention and ummer campers at Jewish Community Center raised a record-breaking $1,903.21 Visitors Bureau is looking to the communifor the Jewish Family and Career Services Food Bank during the 4th annual Week ty for volunteer support. of Caring and Sharing. The campers, from toddlers to 8th graders, raised money in Volunteer positions include airport a myriad of ways, including car washes, a dance-a-thon, swim-a-thon, bake sale and greeters, working at the FFA MegaStore an art auction. A group of campers even joined a traveling Mariachi band to play inside the expo, roaming ambassadors and music for donations. ushers at various events. Volunteers receive JCC Summer Camp Director Julie Hollander created Caring and Sharing Week. She training and a Louisville shirt to wear says the mission of feeding the hungry resonated with campers this year more so during the shift. than ever. “You could tell they made The LCVB will use a comprehensive, a strong connection to the mission online registration and ticketing software this year,” Hollander says. “They to coordinate the hundreds of available were very committed and motivated volunteer positions. To register, applito work hard for those in need.” cants can visit For In past years, campers have typiquestions or assistance registering, email cally raised about $1,000. Campers or call (502) also collect canned and dry goods, 814-2746. donating hundreds of pounds of The National FFA convention takes food each year. The pantry, which is place Oct. 30–Nov. 2. Attendees will learn a part of the Dare to Care program, about careers in the agriculture industry, feeds between 130 and 170 people compete for scholarships, volunteer in the a month. Summer is a peak time “Days of Service” program and shape the of need as many children do not future of the organization. For more inforhave access to their school’s free or mation about FFA visit reduced lunches. The money raised will be used to purchase foods to augment other donations. Pictured at right, Eileen Meyer Renco, with daughter Emily, accepts the check on behalf of her parents, Janet and Sonny Meyer, who estab The Louisville Visual Art Association has Photo: courtesy, JCC lished the food pantry’s fund about a new fundraising project posted on powfive years ago. “It’s absolutely incredible the kids have done so much to help the “Picture Love” is part of the food pantry,” Renco says. “My parents are thrilled.” community art outreach program Open Doors. LVAA is partnering with The Speed

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Atherton to Honor 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees Atherton High School will honor former students, a principal and a teacher at their 12th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet in September. The banquet will take place downtown at the Galt House Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. The 2013 Hall of Fame Class includes Lois Bewley, 1952; Wood Currens, 1960; Janice Fish, Principal; Hal Heiner 1969; Melvyn Koby, 1956; Bill Lawrence, 1959; Regina Hensley Mills, 1985; Cliff Richardson, Teacher; Clarke Schleicher, 1976; Barbara Weakley-Jones, 1968; and Frank Yeager, 1953. “Atherton has a long history in this community, and honoring these distinguished alumni and teachers not only recognizes the contributions of Atherton, but also inspires future generations,” says Atherton Alumni Association President Nicholas G. Gardner. Since 2002, The Atherton High School Alumni Association has inducted 138 teachers, principals, coaches and former students into their Hall of Fame. Alumni

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AcuDent Food Drive to Benefit Dare to Care AcuDent, a paintless vehicle dent removal service, is celebrating UK/UofL football game week with a food drive benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank, which helps put food on the tables of local families. The big game is Saturday, Sept. 14. Those wishing to donate are encouraged to stop by Acudent, at 2226 Bardstown Road in the Highlands, anytime during the week before the game. In addition to donating canned food items, participants will have the opportunity to hit a red and blue car with a baseball bat. Each canned good earns a swing at the opposing team’s side of the car. To help celebrate, Lil Cheezers food truck will be at the shop one day that week selling their grilled cheese sandwiches. AcuDent is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information and updates about the event, visit Acudent’s Facebook page. In the past year, Dare to Care and its partners have provided more than 13 million meals to more than 192,000 people in the greater Louisville area. R

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or many people, a health scare is a catalyst for change. They may quit smoking, lose weight, or just take better care of themselves ... or they may switch careers. Highlands native Sandy Pike moved to the Bay Area in the late ‘60s, where she raised her family and trained as a chef. Upon returning to Louisville in the early ‘80s, she continued her restaurant work, owning Jack Fry’s, among other eateries. But in 2005, when a family member faced a diabetes diagnosis, Sandy turned her talents to helping an ailing relative. Home Cuisine, a healthy meal delivery service, evolved out of that effort. Sandy’s daughter, Mae Pike, Home Cuisine’s vice president, explains that their relative couldn’t cook and was making herself sick by not following her doctor’s instructions. “She didn’t have the knowledge,” says Mae. “So my mom ended up cooking meals and dropping them off.” Nine years later, Home Cuisine’s clientele has grown

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If you love great music, incredible dancing, stirring stories, and just plain fun, then you’re Irish at heart.

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Friday Night Ceili September 27 7 – 10 pm

Music by Dulahan, Cloigheann

Robert Tincher, Guilderoy Byrne, Keltricity, Louisville Pipe Band and many more. Irish Dancing with McClanahan School of Irish Dance.

Children’s Area sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.




Cloigheann 1:00 – 1:50 p.m Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Maidens IV 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. Louisville Pipe Band 4:10 – 4:40 p.m. Keltricity 5:20 – 6:10 p.m. Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters 6:40 – 7:30 p.m.

Louisville Pipe Band 11:05 – 11:35 am Robert Tincher 11:45– 12:35 p.m. Keltricity 1:45 – 2:35 p.m. The Derby Boys 2:50 – 3:40 p.m. Cloigheann 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. The Derby Boys 6:15 – 7:05 p.m.

Dulahan 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.


FRAZIER HALL STAGE Louisville Pipe Band Workshop 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Irish food by Molly Malones, O’Sheas, Shenanigans, Flanagan’s, O’Connells, R’i R’a and Pat’s Steakhouse.

Irish drinks by Baileys Irish Cream, Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Guinness!

Find an Irish treasure at one of our retail booths.

So come join your soulmates for great craic! Admission Tickets: Adults: $8 Children (6-12): $5 Children (under 6): FREE Seniors (65+): $5

Mike O’Laughlin 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lachlan 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Open 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Robert Tincher Presents “Going Home to Ireland” 4:10 – 5:00 p.m. McLanahan Dancers 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.



Guilderoy Byrne 12:15 – 1:50 p.m. Liams Fancy 1:20 – 2:10 p.m. Dark Moll 2:25 – 3:15 p.m. Dulahan 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Maidens IV 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Robert Tincher 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Chattering Magpies 1:10 – 2:00 p.m. Lachlan 2:10 – 3:00 p.m. Guilderoy Byrne 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. The Derby Boys 4:10 – 5:00 p.m.



Lachlan 12:10 – 1:00 p.m. McClanahan Dancers 1:10 – 1:40 p.m. Robert Tincher Presents “Going Home to Ireland” 2:10 – 2:50 p.m. Liam’s Fancy 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Heartland Harps for Life MACCL Studio 4:10 – 5:00 p.m.

Dark Moll Workshop (Fiddle) 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Dark Moll Workshop (Guitar) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Kathy Schneider “Learn Some New Songs the Sean Nos Way” 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Dark Moll Workshop (Concertina) 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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