A Web site has been launched to help travelers research and plan trips on the 986-mile route along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.
The site - www.ohioriverscenicbyway.com - contains information on more than 500 events and attractions for areas along the byway through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Roads designated as America's Byways feature distinct routes that offer travelers access to scenery, historic attractions and a diverse cultural heritage.
Event on Square promotes literacy
The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is sponsoring "Fountain Square Reads" from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday on Fountain Square to promote literacy awareness as part of National Literacy Month in September. Information: 513-621-7323.
Festival celebrates Hispanic culture
Homemade Hispanic food from every country in Central and South America as well as Spain is one of the highlights of the Festival Hispano 2004 to be held Saturday and Sunday at St. Charles Borromeo Church-Su Casa Hispanic Ministry Center, 115 West Seymour Ave., Carthage.
Sponsored by the Hispanic Community of Greater Cincinnati in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the festival features traditional Hispanic foods, music, dancing, games, arts and crafts, and entertainment. The Hispanic Queen of the region will be crowned on Sunday. Hours are noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and parking is available at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Ave., Carthage, where visitors can catch shuttle buses to the festival. Last year, the festival hosted almost 25,000 visitors. Information: 761-1588 or www.su-casa.org.
Photo contest: Topic is air
"Making Air Visible" is the theme of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services' 2004 Air Quality photography contest, which has a deadline of Sept. 30. The competition is open to residents of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties. The categories are:
Air pollution - Show why we need clean air.
Clean air - Capture a beautiful clean day or actions that help to clean the air.
Making air visible - Make air visible to us all.
Photographers will compete in either the adult or junior (18 and under) category. Information: www.hcdoes.org or call Alexis Santel at 946-7754.
Windsor Drive between Wilson Avenue and Kings Mills Road in Deerfield Township will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday to allow pedestrians attending a high school band competition to cross Columbia Road from Kings High School to Galbreath Field. Traffic may use Wilson Avenue, Kings Island Drive and Kings Mills Road as a detour.
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