Signs to be unveiled; more on the way
COVINGTON - The Eastside Mosaic Gateway Neighborhood Welcome Sign will be dedicated at 1 p.m. today at Prospect and Dickie Beal near the Licking Valley Girl Scout Bridge entrance into Covington. The teenage creators will be on hand to unveil the sign.
The project is a collaboration of the community arts program of Covington Community Center with the Covington Neighborhood Collaborative, Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center, the city of Covington, Friends of Covington and Forward Quest.
Ten Covington teens worked with artists Jackie Slone and Rosemary Topie for 12 weeks in the fall of 2002 creating two 2-foot-by-4-foot glass tile mosaic welcome signs. The Wallace Woods sign stands at Scott Boulevard and Wallace Avenue.
Other mosaic gateway signs from previous projects are at 17th Street and Scott Boulevard, Austinburg and Kentucky at Sixth Streets and Mutter Gottes.
Funding has been secured for four more signs in a 10-month Kentucky Arts Council Community Artist-in-Residency for MainStrasse, Seminary Square, Peaselburg and Historic West 15th. Interested Covington youths ages 13 to 17 should contact Jean St. John or Dee Dandridge Brown at the Covington Community Center. The workshops meet twice a week and will start Monday at the Covington Community Center, 1650 Russell St.
For information, contact Jean St. John at the Covington Community Center at (859) 491-2220 ext. 17.
Fort Wright to debate use of historic land
FORT WRIGHT - Fort Wright City Council, the parks and recreation board and the vision committee will meet Oct. 4 to discuss park planning for the Storer property, which the city is purchasing.
The groups will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1402 Highland Ave., then move to the city building at 409 Kyles Lane to continue the discussion.
The 14.5-acre site contains the two-story home of the late Fern Storer and Hooper Battery, a U-shaped, 6-foot high earthen wall built by Union forces to defend against Confederate attacks during the Civil War. Council is buying the hilltop property from the Northern Kentucky University Foundation for $790,000, its appraised value.
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