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Things to Do In Northern Kentucky

by The Mike Parker Team

Its finally summer and we've got a slew of things to do right here in our own backyard in Northern Kentucky.  And best of all, these won't break your bank.  Enjoy your summer!!!

Things To Do In Northern Kentucky

Fish Fry's Heat Up in Northern Kentucky...

by The Mike Parker Team

The season of lent is now in full swing and you know what that means...FISH FRY!!!  Some of the best fish frys around are right here in Northern Kentucky.  Here is a list of area Fish Frys.  Which one is your favorite?

NOTE:  All Fish Fry's run every Friday until March 30.

Bellevue Veterans Club at 24 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue
• Serving Fridays from 5-8 p.m.
• Fish and shrimp dinners and sandwiches
• Carry-out available
• For more info call 859-360-2046.

Crescent Springs Fire Department on Overlook Drive in Crescent Springs.
• Serving from 4-8 p.m. every Friday including Good Friday
• Fish, shrimp dinners, potato soup, chicken tenders
• Prices range from $2-$6
• For more information, call 859-341-3840.

Edgewood Fire Department at the Edgewood Senior Center on Freedom Park Drive.
• Serving 5-8 p.m.
• Baked and fried fish, shrimp, hot dogs, chicken nuggets
• Call-ahead and carryout available
• Prices range from $4-$6.50.
• For more information, call 859-331-5910.

Elks Lodge on Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring.
• Serving from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
• Fish, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, side dishes, shrimp, fries, hush puppies, onion rings
• Prices range from $5.50 to $7.75, Carryout available
• For more information, call 859-441-1273

Holy Family School on East 16th Street in Covington.
• Serving 4:30-7 p.m.
• Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, soup, mac-n-cheese, french fries, coleslaw
• For more information, call 859-581-0290.

Knights of Columbus Father Bealer Council on Lytle Avenue in Elsmere
• Feb. 24th- April 6th Serving from 4:30-8 p.m.
• Sandwich $4.50, dinner $6.50, jumbo $7.50
• For information 859-342-6643

Knights of Columbus on S. Licking Pike in Alexandria
• Regular fish dinner $6.00, $6.50 to go Cod dinner $7.50, $8.00 to go Baked fish dinner $7.00, $7.50 to go • •Menu includes shrimp, chicken, onion rings, breaded mushrooms, and many other items for all!
•Carry out 859-635-9863

Mary Queen of Heaven on Donaldson Road in Erlanger
• Serving from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
• Baked or fried fish, shrimp, kids meals available
• Adult prices range from $4.75 to $9.50, carryout and drive-thru available
• For more information, call (859) 371-2622

Saint Augustine's on Euclid Avenue in Covington.
• Serving from 4-7 p.m.
• Fish sandwiches, shrimp dinners
• Carryout available
• For more information, call 859-431-3943.

Saint Barbara Church on Turkeyfoot Road in Erlanger.
• Serving from 4:30-8 p.m.
• Fried fish sandwich, baked salmon, fish nuggets for kids, 5 side items to choose from
• Carryout and call ahead available
• Prices range from $6.50-$7.50 for adults, $3.50 for kids
• For more information, call 859-371-3100

Saint John the Baptist on Dry Ridge Road in Dry Ridge.
• Serving 4:30-7:30 p.m.
• Baked or fried fish, shrimp, LaRosa's cheese pizza, kids dinners
• Prices range from $6 to $8, drive-thru and carryout available
• For more information, call 513-385-8010.

Saint Joseph Academy on Needmore Street in Walton
•Feb.24th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
• Serving from 4:30 until 8:00 p.m.
• Menu includes fried fish, shrimp, pizza & beer. Live entertainment!
• Prices from $5-$9.50
• For more info, call 859-356-515.

Saint Patrick on Mills Road in Taylor Mill.
• Serving from 4:30 until 8 p.m.
• Menu includes fried and baked fish, shrimp, kids dinners, pizza, beer
• Drive-thru service available: call (859)-485-6444 after 4 p.m.

Saint Paul on Dixie Highway in Florence
• Serving from 5-8 p.m.
• Baked and fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, weekly specials including seafood gumbo, gourmet grilled cheese
• Prices range from $7-8, kids meals and carryout available.
• For more information, call 859-647-4072 .

Saint Therese on Temple Place in Southgate.
•Every Friday during Lent except March 16th and Good Friday
• Serving from 5-7:30 p.m.
• Fish or pizza
• Dinner is $7, carryout available
• For more info, call 859-441-9137/ 859-441-1654

Saint Timothy on U.S. 42 in Union.
• Serving Fridays in March from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
• For more info, call 859-384-1100.

Trinity United Methodist on Southern Avenue in Latonia.
• Serving from 5-7 p.m.
• Fried or baked fish, with two sides, drink and dessert.
• Price is $8, $7 for seniors, $3 for kids meal. Carryout available.
• For more info, call 859-261-4010.

365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - Fountain Square

by The Mike Parker Team

If you're looking for something to do to add a little jingle to your step, grab the family and head down to Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati for some holiday fun.  Saturday's in December (3, 10. 17) Santa rappels down the side of the 525 Vine Building, to the Macy's rooftop at Fountain Square to kick off an awesome holiday fireworks display.  The 20-minute family fun program also features strolling entertainers, holiday characters and holiday music.  The fun begins at 5:30pm when the choir starts to sing and Santa begins his decent at 6:30pm.

Immediately following the fireworks, join Mrs. Claus for some cookies, crafts and story-time at Macy's Fountain Place on 505 Vine Street.  You can also grab your skates or rent a pair and skate at the ice rink at Fountain Square.  Cost is $2.50 for admission and $2.50 for skate rental.  Hours are 10a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 10 a.m. to Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

See the sights and sounds of downtown on a carriage ride.  boarding at the corner of Fifth and Race streets take a free horse drawn trolley carriage ride through the heart of Cincinnati.  Rides run Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 from Noon to 5pm (final boarding at 4:45pm).

And don't forget to bring your camera for photos with Santa.  He'll be on Fountain Square from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays from Noon - 6 p.m. and Monday thru Thursday from Noon - 6 p.m.  He'll be there until December 24th right before he must leave for annual trip around the world.

Brought to you by The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty.  Have a safe and happy holiday season.





365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA!!

by The Mike Parker Team

365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky

by The Mike Parker Team

The Worlds Longest Yard Sale

Get ready bargain shoppers!!  It's that time of year again...time for the worlds longest yard sale.  And there's loads of deals to be had. 

The yard sale runs straight through Kentucky and our area.  It is 675 Miles long and begins in Hudson, Michigan and runs through US 127 and ends in Gadsden, Alabama.  For those of you looking locally, you can start in Covington, Kentucky and go through Florence, Kentucky, Union, Kentucky and into Gallatin County and then on into the heart of the Bluegrass.  There are also many great yard sales in the neighborhoods located just off US 127 where more deals await.  The intent of the sale was to give travelers a reason to take the scenic route and boost local economies in counties and towns bypassed by the interstate highway system.

The yard sale begins August 4 and runs through August 7.  Let us know if you get any good deals.  The best deal we came across was an almost new oven/stove for 20$.  There was nothing wrong with it, the owner got a new flat top and needed to unload it.  Don't forget to haggle over prices...everything is negotiable!   And don't forget the bottled water!  Happy Shopping!


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365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky

by The Mike Parker Team


Are you ready for a little Red, White and BOOM?  We compiled a list of all of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area fireworks for the upcoming 4th of July weekend.  Hopefully you can find one near you and check it out.  Don't forget to take lots of pictures and bring a lawn chair!!  Have a safe and happy Holiday Weekend!!

Northside Rock 'n' Roll Carnival

Hoffner Park- 4104 Hamilton Avenue - Northside

July 1 : 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Scheduled to appear: Moonshine Drive, Magnolia Mountain, the Dukes, Team Void, Masters of the Obvious, Two Headed Dog and Man Halen.

Includes beer garden, local food and music.

Newport Motorcycle Rally

Festival Park Newport - Riverboat Row - Newport

July 1 : 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Music, food, games, motorcycle show, contests and prizes.

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Memorial Park - 2001 Jack Woods Parkway - Independence

July 1 : 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Music by the Mike Heile Band at 7 p.m.


City of Madeira Independence Day Festivities

Sellman Park - 6700 Marvin Ave. - Madeira

July 1 : 8 p.m. Music by Stagger Lee.

Madeira Middle School. Food booths and entertainment. Madeira Mile at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks display at 10 p.m.

City of Madeira's Independence Day Parade

Madeira High School- 7465 Loannes Drive - Madeira

July 1 : 7 p.m.

Parade leaves high school and proceeds south on Miami Avenue to St. Gertrude's Church. Concessions available.

Union Celebrates America Parade and Fireworks

Union Community Building - 10087 Old Union Road - Union

July 1 : 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Parade on US 42 from Union Kroger to Ryle High School starting at 6 p.m. Music at Community Building begins 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dark. Food and drinks available. Bounce attractions for children. Bring seating.

Fort Thomas Independence Day Celebration

Tower Park - 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. - Ft. Thomas

July 2 : 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Classic car show 3-7:30 p.m., followed by classic car parade at 7:45 p.m. Games, inflatables, food, beverages and beer booth 3-10:30 p.m. Music by Hot Wax Band 8-10 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Aurora Firecracker Festival

City of Aurora - Aurora

July 2 : 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Music by Bob Hudson and the Country Kings 4:30-7 p.m. and Steve Pratt and the Oakley Avenue Band 7:30-10 p.m.

Due to Lesko Park construction, festival held at river end of Fourth Street at Ind. 56. WWII veterans recognition, music and fireworks.

Fourth of July Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza

Kings Island - 6300 Kings Island Drive - Mason

July 2 : 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. Rozzi's Famous Fireworks at 10 p.m.

More than 80 rides, shows and attractions, including the Beast and Diamonback roller coasters, Boomerang Bay and Planet Snoopy. Dinosaurs Alive! with park admission: $5.

City of Independence Fourth of July Parade

Summit View Middle School - 5002 Madison Pike - Independence

July 2 : 3 p.m.

Parade starts at middle school, travels south on Madison Pike and ends at Memorial Park.

Pioneer Days Festival

Greenhills Village Commons- Winton and Farragut roads - Greenhills

July 2 : 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Games, food, and drink booths. Entertainment throughout the day.

Pioneer Days Parade

Winton Woods Middle School - 147 Farragut Road - Cincinnati

July 2 : 11 a.m.

Parade starts and ends at Winton Woods Middle School, and includes police, fire, and military vehicles, marching bands, floats, Shriners minicars and more. Winton Road at Andover and Sharon will be blocked to traffic briefly as parade passes.

Coney Island Balloon Glow

Coney Island - 6201 Kellogg Ave. - Cincinnati

July 3 : 8 p.m. Park opens at 10 a.m. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. Balloon Glow begins at 8 p.m.

Music, entertainment and as many as 15 glowing air balloons. Rozzi' Famous Fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Belleview Baptist Church's Independence Day Parade and Patriotic Service

Belleview Baptist Church - 6658 fifth St. - Burlington

July 3 : 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Participants gather in parking lot 10-10:30 a.m. Boone County Honor Guard will lead parade to the Veteran's Memorial at Belleview Cemetery for service. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks served under church shelter at noon.

Koorsen’s Fourth of July Bash

Fountain Square - Fifth and Vine streets - Cincinnati

July 3 : 9:30 p.m.

Follows Toyota Movie Night featuring "Iron Man 2." Music by DJ. Free fireworks display at 10 p.m. Concessions available. Bring seating. All ages.

Fairfield Red, White and Kaboom

Village Green Park - Fairfield- 301 Wessel Drive - Fairfield

July 3 : 6:30 p.m.

Fairfield Idol finals. Music by Stagger Lee at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Rozzi’s fireworks show with soundtrack broadcast by ClassX Radio 88.9 FM 10 p.m. Music at Harbin Park by My Sister Sarah at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

July 3 : 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lunch stand available and offering homemade cakes, pies, homemade ice cream, sandwiches, salads and drinks.

Features old-fashioned cakewalks, traditional woodworking, kid’s games, contests, activities and more. Music by National Trail Steel Drum Band 1 p.m., Glass Halo 2 p.m. and Eaton Community Band 3:30 p.m.

Florence Fourth of July Celebration

Florence Government Center - 8100 Ewing Blvd. - Florence

July 3 : 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Rides and games, demonstrations, food booths, kidzone and music. Car Cruise at 4 p.m. Patriotic Salute at 6 p.m. Music by Deron Bell and the D-Street Band at 7 p.m. Rozzi's Famous Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Moscow Independence Day Celebration

Village of Moscow - Village of Moscow - Moscow

July 3 : 1 p.m.

Music by DJ at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks show at dark. Bring picnic, no food vendors available. Parade at 1 p.m., line-up at 12:30 p.m. at Rivervalley Community Center.

Independence Day Parade

Downtown Lebanon - Mulberry, Main and Broadways streets - Lebanon

July 3 : 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Broadway Street. Floats, antique cars, school bands and more. Free parking.

Harrison Fourth of July Celebration

Harrison Community Center - 300 George St. - Harrison

July 3 : 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Music, entertainment, children's games, balloon rides for $5 and fireworks at dusk.

Harrison Fourth of July Parade

Harrison Community Center - 300 George St. - Harrison

July 3 : 2 p.m.

Parade starts at center, travels down Broadway, turns on State Street, right on Harrison Avenue and back to Broadway. All ages.

Green Township Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Kuliga Park - 6717 Bridgetown Road - Cincinnati

July 3 : 7 p.m. Music by Pete Wagner Band and Ooh La La & the Greasers at 7 p.m. Fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Concessions available. Shuttle bus services available starting at 5:30 p.m. No alcohol or pets.

City of St. Bernard Independence Day Festival

Ross Park - Corner of Ross and Tower Ave. - St. Bernard

July 3 : 4 p.m.

Music by DJ Bill Helton and After Midnight, games, rides, food and beverages. Bring blankets. No coolers or glass bottles. Rozzi's Famous Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Rain date: July 4.

Northside Fourth of July Parade

Northside - Hamilton Avenue - Cincinnati

July 4 : 12 p.m.

Starts at northern boundary of Northside and travels south on Hamilton Avenue to Hoffner Park, where celebration continues with Independence Day Festival. Benefits the Northside Business District Recycling Program.

All American Birthday Party & Fireworks

Sawyer Point - Pete Rose Way - Cincinnati

July 4 : 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Celebration of our community, our country’s birthday, and in recognition of our active and veteran military service men and women. Music, food, family activities and fireworks.

Hamilton’s 4th Of July Celebration

Butler County Courthouse - 101 High St. - Hamilton

July 4 : 10 a.m. Music by the Jack Carr Band 6 p.m. and the Wright Patterson Air Force Band of Flight's "Systems Go" 7:30 p.m.

Booths, food vendors and entertainment. Visit Butler County Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument, pioneer encampment re-enactment around Monument Cabin and more from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking in the McDulin Garage at Third and Market streets for July 2-4.

Red, White and Boom!

Riverbend Music Center - 6295 Kellogg Ave. - Cincinnati

July 4 : 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; John Morris Russel, conductor. Daniel Narducci, baritone; Karen Slack, soprano; Prism Brass from the Air Force Band of Flight and Cincinnati Studio for Dance cloggers.

Liberty Township Fourth of July Parade

Lakota East High School- 6840 Lakota Lane - Liberty Township

July 4 : 10 a.m.

Parade features floats, Lakota East High School Varsity Baseball Team, marching band, fire trucks and more. Route will go from school, down Wyandot Road to Yankee Road and ends at Liberty Park behind Lakota Family YMCA. Wyandot and Yankee roads will temporarily close between 10-11 a.m.

Liberty Township 5K Run for Liberty

Lakota East High School- 6840 Lakota Lane - Liberty Township

July 4 : 8 a.m.

Registration 7 a.m. 3.1 mile course starting in Lakota East High School stadium, heading north around the Freshman building, then back south to head around the Liberty Commons Shopping Center before heading back to stadium. 5K walk begins 8:31 a.m. Water available on course. Fruit and water available at finish line.

Montgomery July Fourth Festival

Montgomery Park - 10101 Montgomery Road - Indian Hill

July 4 : 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Children's games, prizes, pony rides, bounce house and food and beer booths. All-Star baseball game.

Anderson Township Independence Day Parade

Anderson Township Government Center- 7954 Beechmont Ave. - Cincinnati

July 4 : 11 a.m. Theme: "Hometown Pride."

More than 100 entries travel on Beechmont Avenue to Anderson Towne Center. Beechmont Avenue closes by 10:45 a.m.

Colerain Township Fourth of July Spectacular

Colerain Township Government Complex- 4200 Springdale Road - Groesbeck

July 4 : 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Free children's entertainment. Music by Naked Karate Girls at 6 p.m. Free shuttle service and parking.

Edgewood's Fourth of July Parade and Celebration

Presidents Park- 281 Dudley Road - Edgewood

July 4 : 9:30 a.m.

Parade route from K-Mart on Dixie Highway to Presidents Park. Red Idle concert at Freedom Park at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Food and drink available.

Red, White and Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast

North Presbyterian Church- 4222 Hamilton Ave. - Northside

July 4 : 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Benefits Churches Active in Northside Choice Food Pantry.

All American Picnic

Beach Waterpark - 2590 Water Park Drive - Mason

July 4 : 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Makahiki Picnic Grove.

Anderson Township Celebrating America's Birthday

Anderson Towne Center - 7500 Beechmont Ave. - Cincinnati

July 4 : 12:30 p.m.

Food, activities for children and music by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. Rescue pets available for adoption. Car show registration 10 a.m.-noon and $10 fee. Show noon-4 p.m. with 16 trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Rain or shine.

Ault Park Independence Day Celebration

Ault Park - 3600 Observatory Ave. - Mount Lookout

July 4 : 11 a.m. Morning program: children's bike, scooter, stroller and wagon parade and contest. Registration at 10:30 a.m.

Bike/scooter parade at noon for ages 12 and under. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Helmets required, nominal fee to enter. Food and drink available at 6 p.m. Music by Blue Stone Ivory at 8 p.m. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Benefits American Red Cross - Nashville Flood Relief.

Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5K

Tower Park - 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. - Ft. Thomas

July 4 : 8:15 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Medals presented to top finishers in each age division, with trophies for top three male and female runners. Includes parade at 10:30 a.m.; starts at Highlands High School, continues on Fort Thomas Avenue and ends at Tower Park. Benefits Campbell County YMCA.

Fort Mitchell Fourth of July Parade

Diocesan Catholic Children's Home - 75 Orphanage Road - Fort Mitchell

July 4 : 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Parade starts at children's home on Orphanage Road and ends at Beechwood School. All ages.

Fourth of July Parade

Pierce Township Park - 961 Locust Corner Road - Pierce Township

July 4 : 10 a.m.

Parade route runs through Pierce Township along hike-bike path. Children invited to decorate bicycles.

Hamilton Fourth of July Parade

Butler County Fairgrounds- 1715 Fairgrove Ave. - Hamilton

July 4 : 10 a.m. Fireworks display along the Great Miami River at 10 p.m.

Theme: It's a Grand Old Flag. Line-up at Butler County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Parade starts at 10 a.m. and ends at Front and Ludlow streets in Downtown Hamilton. Patriotic ceremony with music, color and pageantry following parade at historic Butler County Court House.

Norwood's Hometown Fourth of July Celebration

Shea Stadium- 2603 Harris Ave. - Norwood

July 4 : 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. DJ Statmann of B105.1 FM radio will broadcast with special giveaways and games to play. Music by All Dance Sound.

Food, booths, giveaways, animal guests from Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, clowns, dragon bouncer and face painting. No smoking, alcohol or pets permitted. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Park Hills Fourth of July Festival

St. Joseph Heights - 1601 Dixie Highway - Park Hills

July 4 : 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Silent auction, bingo, raffles, magic show, face painting and SunRock Farm petting. Music by the Lee Roessler Band. Games for children and adults. Food, ice cream, ice balls, beer and soft drinks available. Benefits Notre Dame Urban Education Center.

Stricker's Grove 4th of July

Stricker's Grove- 11490 Hamilton Cleves Road - Ross Township

July 4 : 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Ride tickets available for purchase; ride-all-day armband, $14.

Greendale Fourth of July Celebration

Greendale Park- Nowlin Ave. - Greendale

July 4 : 9 a.m.

5K Run/Walk begins 9 a.m., registration at 7:30 a.m. Fishing derby 9 a.m. Bike parade begins 3 p.m. Entertainment at Greendale Cabin 5-9:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.


This blog is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky".  If you know of some cool places you'd like to see us highlight, drop us a line and tell us to check it out.

Free Personalized Phone Calls from Santa!!

by Jill Kuchle

Calling all the spirit of the holidays, Cincinnati Bell is giving FREE personalized phone calls directly from the North Pole to all good little boys and girls.  I do this every year for my son and I have to say what a thrill it is for him to receive a call from Santa!!!  It's easy and you can sign up as many times as you want.  To sign up today, simply click on the following link:

                            Happy Holidays!!!


Free Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!!

by Jill Kuchle

Grab the kids and head out to Boone Links Golf Course in Florence, KY.  The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty will be offering FREE pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 - 5 pm this Sunday, November 16, 2008!!!!  
Directions:  Rt. 18 W to left into Oakbrook, Left on Wynds Dr. Left into Boone Links Golf Course.  Pictures will be taken in the Clubhouse!! 

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