What a Boxing Good Time! Battle of the Badge 2015

Battle of the Badge 2015

Last Friday I got the opportunity to check out the Battle of the Badge which by the way was my first Boxing Event, so I was a little Holiday for Herosnervous as what to expect. The Battle of the Badge, featuring our police and firefighters in a sanctioned boxing event with participants currently from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

Battle of the Badge is a boxing event hosted by Holiday for Heros (also known as 4th For Our Soldiers) to raise funds for families of First Responders that have lost their lives in the line of duty. The foundation has been running for 10 years and helped so many families. So getting the opportunity to check it out and help raise money for a great cause, I couldn’t pass it up!

It is their mission to provide scholarships and grants to deserving families for their sacrifice to us all. It is also their mission through their unique events to thank and recognize our Military, First Responders and their families for their Courage, Dedication and Sacrifice to our communities and this Great Country.

Battle of the badge No Empty Seats 2015

There wasn’t a empty seat in the house! Friends and family of each and every boxer was there to not only support their fighter but to help raise money for a great cause! If you came late, you were standing for the 3 hour event!

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The boxing event started and the punches got a throwing! It was absolutely crazy to watch firefighters and police hit each other, but they definitely were enjoying themselves and sportsmanship was a part of each and every fight!

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Each and every fight was fun to watch and kept us on our toes. Not knowing which punch was going to land on the other boxer, who would be standing afterwards or will someone get knocked out! There were several fights that were just amazing to watch the ability that some of these men and women have. Boxing is not an easy sport and takes training and talent, they definitely had it!

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The girl fights were quite interesting and the scariest for me. I have never really watched girls fight before so I cringed with every punch! But they were amazing and show great talent!

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Punch after punch and 16 fights later the fights started to come to an end!

Battle of the Badge Winners 2015

All of the winners received a belt and a fireworks show in the background! It definitely would make anyone feel like a winner!

Check  out Holiday for Heros on Facebook or their site

Make a Donation:
4th for our soldiers/A Holiday for Heroes
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All Donations Can Be made out to and mailed:
4th For Our Soldiers
4657 Catalpa Ct. Burlington, KY 41005

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$1000 per foursome or $250 per person Lunch and Dinner, Drinks provided on course Silent Auction

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Cincinnati: Sesame Street Live Tickets Giveaway Ends April 12th, 2015

Sesame Street Cincinnati 2015Who doesn’t love Sesame Street! As a kid this was my favorite show! I learned everything from another language to sign language to how to treat others with care, compassion and respect! We definitely need more of this these days! So getting the chance to take my kiddos to see characters that I grew up with and cherished is so exciting!
No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never experienced before! You, the audience, are invited to dance as all of your favorite Sesame Street friends join you on the floor – dancing with fans of all ages! In addition to ongoing dance parties, Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie Monster teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.”

Meet a few of the members of the Crew:

Abby Sesame Street Big Bird Sesame Street Elmo Sesame Street Grover Sesame Street

Grover is my favorite and has been since I was 2! Grover always tries to be helpful but, due to his limited cognitive abilities, he often makes a big mess of things. This never seems to trouble Grover, as he always manages to see a positive outcome to every situation. Grover never uses contractions in his speech and he often refers to himself as, “your cute and furry pal, Grover!”

Can’t wait to see all our favorite Sesame Street Characters at the US Bank Arena for the Sesame Street Live: Make New Friends Show April 14 & 15 at 7pm- Cincinnati Ohio! Come join, enter to win your very own family 4-pack of tickets to the show or purchase your tickets here! Enter below!

 

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Cincinnati: Battle of the Badge at Turfway Park April 3, 2015

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PRESS RELEASE

Cincinnati, Ohio- March 31,  2015

On April 3rd “A Holiday for Heroes” will be hosting “Battle of the Badge” a police vs. firefighter boxing event at Turfway Park.  “A Holiday for Heroes” is a non-profit organization based in Burlington, Kentucky that supports the families of our local military and first responders.  Each year “A Holiday for Heroes” gives out scholarships to local high school seniors that have been effected by the war on terror. In 2015 “A Holiday for Heroes” is expanding and will be raising funds for educational scholarships and support grants for the families of our local police officers and firefighters that have been injured or killed in the line of duty.  “Battle of the Badge” will put local Police Officers and Firefighters to the test while raising the funds necessary to complete our mission.  “A Holiday for Heroes”, Chas Seligman, Budweiser, Rozzi’s, and Turfway Park invite you to spend an evening supporting your local heroes while supporting a great cause.  Please feel free to contact me, Mitch Kotzbauer with any questions you might have, I can be reached at 859-743-0049 or mkotzbauer@twc.com.

Please visit our website at www.holidayforheroes.org

****A Holiday for Heroes is proud to announce that we will be naming our annual scholarship “The Daryl Gordon Memorial Scholarship”.  Daryl Gordon served the Tri-State for over 30 years and it is our belief that his legacy of giving should be continued for years to come.

Mitch Kotzbauer – Director of Operations – A Holiday for Heroes

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Cincinnati: Bunbury Music Festival June 5-6, 2015

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Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2015 Artist Lineup CINCINNATI

 PromoWest Productions announced today the 2015 lineup for Bunbury Music Festival, set to take place in downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5-7. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup spanning three days and four stages. The 2015 lineup features national, regional and local acts including The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Brand New, Tame Impala, The Decemberists, Old Crow Medicine Show, twenty one pilots, Walk the Moon, Matt and Kim, Bleachers, Royal Blood, Manchester Orchestra, Father John Misty, Atmosphere, Temples, Shakey Graves, Kacey Musgraves, The Devil Makes Three, Reverend Horton Heat, Lindsey Stirling, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jamestown Revival, Mikky Ekko, The
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mini Mansion, The Front Bottoms, Jessica Hernandez, Secret Sisters, Lil Dicky,  Machineheart, Multimagic, Buggs Tha Rocka, Go Analog, Bummers, Indigo Wild, Markham, & more.

Bunbury Music Festival celebrates its fourth year in 2015 and will transform the banks of the Ohio River into a vibrant music festival experience. With the recent acquisition by PromoWest Productions, Scott Stienecker, festival owner, says, “We are very excited to host the festival this year. We are confident that this year’s lineup will help take it to the next level.” Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For ticket information and pricing visit BunburyFestival.com/tickets.

BEE a VIP:
VIP tickets include an exclusive viewing area at the main and secondary stages, access to an air – conditioned hospitality tent with private bar, restrooms, surprise artist performances, meet & greets, complimentary massages and more.

BEE a Vendor:
Applications are being accepted for local and regional vendors. The festival offers a vast array of options for vendors including tents and booth space in front of 20,000 to 30,000 people daily plus receiving additional awareness through the Bunbury website and other promotional activities. Vendor applications and more information are available at bunburyfestival.com/participate/vendors.

BEE a Volunteer:
Applications are being accepted for volunteer positions. There is no application fee, multiple shifts are offered (morning, afternoon, evening) and opportunities include beverage sales, box office/gates, bullpen, clean team, greeters, information/lost and found, volunteer headquarters and team leaders. Regardless of when and where volunteers work, their role is critical to the success of the festival. Not all applicants are guaranteed selection.

Applications and more information are available at bunburyfestival.com/participate/volunteersopen.

BEE a Sponsor:
Activation space and sponsorship packages are still available. Please contact Becky Long at Becky@promowestlive.com.

BEE There:
Bunbury Music Festival: Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6: 1pm– midnight and Sunday, June 7: 2– 11pm more

About Bunbury Music Festival:
Bunbury Music Festival is an alternative music festival that will feature three days of performances on four stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5 – 7, 2015. Bunbury returns to Cincinnati for its fourth year following critical acclaim from USA Today, Pollstar and Yahoo! Music. About PromoWest Productions: PromoWest Productions, having just celebrated its 30 – year anniversary in 2014, currently offers Columbus, Ohio, over 450 events a year at its venues LC Pavilion, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar. PromoWest opened the country’s second indoor/outdoor concert venue, Stage AE,
in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010. For more information on PromoWest, visit www.promowestlive.com. All artists are subject to change without notice.

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Twitter: @bunburyfestival

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@RinglingBros Circus- A Truely Amazing Show! #RinglingInsider

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The Greatest Show on Earth Ringling Bros. presents LEGENDS tours with 85 animals including: 9 Asian elephants, 9 tigers, 6 African lions, 20 horses, 21 dogs, 4 pigs, 8 goats, 2 donkeys, 3 llamas, 2 kangaroos & 1 African leopard and many more! Did you know it takes about 16 hours to set-up the entire show and 10 hours to tear down & load the train for every city that Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS visits? When you arrive you would never know they had been there for days setting up the show! It is flawless!

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The Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS team comes from about 20 different countries? The major languages used: English, Hungarian, Moroccan, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Guarani & Ukrainian. Members of the China National Acrobatic Troupe perform their spinning diabolo act in unison during a performance of Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS. Amazing acrobatic skills are showcased in every act from this group! Jumping from one pole to another, tumbling and leaping all over the floor keeps you on your toes as to what they can do next!

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The elephants are my favorite part of the circus. They are such beautiful animals and are able to do such amazing things! Knowing that they are able to listen and follow up to 60 commands proves just how smart they are!There are nine leading elephant ladies of Ringling Bros. Presents Legends which are made up of Karen, Nichole, Bonnie, Juliette, Sara, Kelly Ann, Rudy, Sundara & April.

In the All Access Pre-Show- Asia, the artistic elephant, creates a painting that a lucky audience member will take home!

Did you know?

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation is located on 200 acres of pristine wilderness in central Florida, between Tampa and Orlando.

The facilities are sensitive to the environment and utilize good drainage and water-saving devices. No trees were felled and no wetlands disturbed to build the CEC. The unspoiled site is also home to egrets, raccoons, snakes, wild turkeys, and many other native species. The Center for Elephant Conservation meets or exceeds all environmental requirements and regulations for housing elephants.

There are five outside paddock areas, all of which include structures to provide shade and constant access to drinking water. With an intricate system of 37 gates and walkways, each paddock can be accessed from any other one without animals having to exit secured areas.

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Do you see that there are 8 riders in this ball? We were amazed to see that they had 5 riders, then they add more, and more and then they add 8 and my girls flipped out! They could not believe they could get that many riders in there and not crash into each other! It takes amazing skill to be able to accomplish this!

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China National Acrobatic Troupe showcasing their incredible strength, skills & balance in Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS! 2 bikes and more than 15 riders takes amazing skill and strength, the ability to do such an act is unthinkable!

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Alexander Lacey has a strong and unique bond with his majestic big cats. They may look scary and seem dangerous, but you can tell very quickly that Alexander Lacey has a great relationship with the lions and tigers! They respect him and he does the same to them. They seem to love putting on a show and showing off their beautiful coats!

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Johnathan Lee Iverson – The Ringmaster for Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS, began performing at the age of nine with the world-famous Boys Choir of Harlem! He is the first African American and the youngest ringmaster in circus history! Johnathan absolutely makes the show and ties each and every act together to make for a very entertaining show! He is the beginning and the end of the show and absolutely amazing!

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Newport Aquarium Debuts #KevinBacon King Penguin

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Newport Aquarium treats third graders on field trip to surprise announcement

Third king penguin chick hatched at Aquarium in less than 12 months

NEWPORT, Ky. — Newport Aquarium announced to a group of schoolchildren Tuesday the addition of a baby king penguin that hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit.

Third-grade students from St. Francis de Sales School in Lebanon, Ohio, went on a field trip to Newport Aquarium and took an “All About Penguins” class ran by the WAVE Foundation’s Manager of Education Programs Dan Dunlap.

At the end of the class, Dunlap revealed to the schoolchildren that a king penguin chick hatched on the afternoon of Feb. 7. Senior biologists Dan Clady and Jen Hazeres were stationed inside the cold-penguin exhibit and displayed the chick for the students to see following the announcement.

The king penguin chick has been affectionately named Kevin Bacon in reference to the renowned actor’s 1980 film “Friday the 13th” – the young bird’s due date.

Bebe (father) and Wednesday (mother) are the biological parents of Kevin Bacon, the second chick the couple has reproduced in the less than a year after a pair of chicks hatched simultaneously May 24, 2014.

Kevin Bacon is the second third-generation king penguin that has hatched at Newport Aquarium. Wednesday was the last king penguin hatched at the aquarium in 2010, before the cold penguin exhibit was renovated and reopened as Kroger Penguin Palooza in March 2011.

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Kevin Bacon initially weighed in at 225 grams and has grown to more than 2.5 pounds (1,188 grams) as of Feb. 24.

Guests can catch a glimpse of the chick inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza while the parents share rearing duties.

Newport Aquarium is one of only 16 institutions in the United States to exhibit king penguins, the second largest species of penguin in the world with adults growing to more than three feet in height.

The successful breeding of three king penguins from one institution over a nearly nine-month span is a rarity. There has been an average of only 14 king penguin hatchings annually over the last 10 years at Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions in the U.S.

Newport Aquarium has exhibited king penguins since the Northern Kentucky attraction first opened to the public in May 1999, originally exhibiting king penguins acquired from Adventure World near Shirahama, Japan.

Kroger Penguin Palooza features 50 birds that form one of the most diverse collections of penguins in the country. With the addition to Kevin Bacon, there are 13 king penguins in total, as well as chinstrap, gentoo, macaroni and rockhopper penguins. A sixth penguin species, the African penguin, is also on exhibit at Newport Aquarium in The Penguin House.

King penguin facts:

• With their fluffy brown appearance, king penguin chicks look so dissimilar to adult king penguins that early explorers described them as an entirely different species, the woolly penguin.

• King penguins are one of the few birds that do not build nests. Instead, they incubate their eggs under the belly on top of their feet.

• King penguins can be found in the waters of the sub-Antarctic. They breed on many of the sub-Antarctic islands, such as South Georgia, Crozet, the Falklands, and the islands southeast of Australia and southwest of New Zealand.

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit NewportAquarium.com or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474).

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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Ticket Giveaway Ends 3/1 #RinglingInsider

It’s time, time for a giveaway to check out the latest and greatest from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it hits US Bank Arena Cincinnati! The Greatest Show on Earth Presents Legends!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey ® Circus is the magical place where real legends live and appear in front of Children of All Ages. This year in the 144th Edition of Ringling Bros.®, audiences will see unbelievable acts from 28 legendary China National Acrobatic Troupe members from Beijing. This young group has taken the traditional disciplines of Diabolo, Hoop Diving, Pole Climbing and Bicycle Riding and given them an energized new look and epic physical construction that comes to life during the show.

Click here to purchase tickets for a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance in your area!

Here are the showings for U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH:

Cincinnati Family 4-Pack Savings

US Bank Arena in Cincinnati is pleased to offer a family savings pack of 4 tickets, 4 popcorn’s and 4 lemonades, all for $111! Use Promo Code: FAMDEAL
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It’s Circus Time #RinglingInsider Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey March 5-8 Cincinnati

It’s time, time for the circus!!! Next week we will get to check out the latest and greatest from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it hits US Bank Arena Cincinnati! The Greatest Show on Earth Presents Legends!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey ® Circus is the magical place where real legends live and appear in front of Children of All Ages. This year in the 144th Edition of Ringling Bros.®, audiences will see unbelievable acts from 28 legendary China National Acrobatic Troupe members from Beijing. This young group has taken the traditional disciplines of Diabolo, Hoop Diving, Pole Climbing and Bicycle Riding and given them an energized new look and epic physical construction that comes to life during the show.

Click here to purchase tickets for a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance in your area!

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Cincinnati Family 4-Pack Savings

US Bank Arena in Cincinnati is pleased to offer a family savings pack of 4 tickets, 4 popcorn’s and 4 lemonades, all for $111! Use Promo Code: FAMDEAL
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4 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Tickets Giveaway ends 3/1 #CincyHGS

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Now it’s your turn to get a chance to check out Cincinnati’s largest and longest running spring showcase with an amazing array of the area’s newest and innovative home products and services! Enter below for a chance at 4 tickets!

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Here are the dates and times you can check out the show. You can buy tickets here or at Kroger for $11 per adult or $13 at the door. Kiddos 13 and under are FREE!!

  • Saturday, February 28, 10:30am – 9pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 10:30am – 6pm
  • Monday & Tuesday, March 2 & 3 CLOSED
  • Wednesday – Thursday, March 4 & 5, 12pm – 8pm
  • Friday, March 6, 12pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, March 7, 10:30am – 9pm
  • Sunday, March 8, 10:30am – 6pm

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#CincyAutoExpo 4 Ticket Giveaway Ends 2/17

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Now that you’ve seen what they have to offer, check it out in person! You can purchase tickets below or enter my giveaway to try and win 4 tickets!!online-tickets

Here are the dates and times you can check out the show. You can buy tickets here or at Kroger for $9 per adult or $11 at the door. Kiddos 12 and under are FREE!!

  • Wednesday, February 18: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 19: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 20: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Auto14_MapSpread_1.28.15-1024x672Check out the Cincinnati Auto Expo on Facebook and Twitter!

For more information about the Cincinnati Auto Expo, visit cincinnatiautoexpo.com. The show is also on Facebook at facebook.com/CincinnatiAutoExpo. Follow the show on Twitter @CincyAutoEx.

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#CincyAutoExpo At Duke Energy Cincinnati Feb 18-22

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You wanna check out the latest and greatest automobiles? Then head to the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati for the Cincinnati Auto Expo. Weather you are looking to buy a new car or just check out some great looking cars, this is where you need to be!

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Here are the dates and times you can check out the show. You can buy tickets here or at Kroger for $9 per adult or $11 at the door. Kiddos 12 and under are FREE!!

  • Wednesday, February 18: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 19: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 20: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Auto14_MapSpread_1.28.15-1024x672Every car company you can think of will be at the Cincinnati Auto Expo- Ford, GMC, Toyota and many more!

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Check the show out first on Wednesday February 18 for their Rev It Up Event! Wednesday night only from 5pm-9pm admission is just $1, all hotdogs and soft drinks are just $1 and draft beer is $3. What a great way to break up that mid week slump- beer and cars and cheap food! All the cars in the show will be there so you will be the first to check out all the fun!

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Check out the Cincinnati Auto Expo on Facebook and Twitter!

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Vehicle specialists and representatives will be on-site at the Expo to answer visitors’ questions and provide comprehensive information about new model features, innovation and technology on display. Vintage car dealers, insurance agencies and other industry-related companies will have booths at the show as well.

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“The Expo experience brings dealers under one roof, creating the largest new car showroom in the Greater Cincinnati area,” said Vicki Hart of Hart Productions, producer of the 2015 Auto Expo. “Bring your list of questions and speak with dealership and manufacturer experts on-site. There’s no sales pressure on the show floor. Sit behind the wheel, pop the hood and enjoy a truly hands-on opportunity to find the right vehicle for you and your family.”

In its second year, the Safe Travel Family Zone will feature family-friendly activities and educational opportunities for parents and their children. Grab an Auto Expo Travel Log when you arrive and travel the show floor to discover six “passport” locations where children can learn more about vehicle safety and earn a special prize. The Stonelick Township Fire Department’s custom yellow Dragonfly Foundation fire truck will highlight the passport route. Children are invited to come on-board, learn about fire safety and get pictures taken.

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A trampoline and swing set will be on-site all five days of the Expo. Caricatures, face painting and balloon animals with Frozen’s Anna will be available on-site Friday through Sunday, February 20 – 22. Free goody-bags will be given out to the first 3,000 children age eight (8) and under.

“As a parent of young children, travel safety is always top-of-mind,” adds Hart. “Parents and their kids will have the opportunity to learn together from our qualified partners on-site. 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the show’s charity partner, will promote its Child Passenger Safety Program with child car seat safety demonstrations and activities for children in the main lobby of Duke Energy Convention Center. Be sure to stop by their booth for your chance to enter to win an EvenFlo car seat.

For more information about the Cincinnati Auto Expo, visit cincinnatiautoexpo.com. The show is also on Facebook at facebook.com/CincinnatiAutoExpo. Follow the show on Twitter @CincyAutoEx.

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Snow Tubing at The Beach?!? @BchMountain

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Snow Tubing at The Beach, The Beach Mountain that is!! The Beach Waterpark-Cincinnati that we have come to grow up with and love so much, has created a way for us to hang out with them in the winter too! Top their 40’ foot high snow tubing hill for a 2 hour session of cold, wet fun! Made with patented SnowMagic LLC technology to create snow using no additives or artificial materials it will seem as if it snowed for weeks!

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The snow tubing hill is great for families of all ages and is well worth your money. In the 2 hours we were there we were able to hit the hill 30+  times. Making the small amount of money you pay to get in a great value! With 6 of us, finding activities to do on a budget and keep them all entertained, is sometimes a hard task. All of my girls ages 6-13 had a great time and wanted to stay longer once our time was up.

The Beach Mountain is open through the end of February. You can check there times and days here.

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Taking your little ones with you is no problem, you have to be 42″ to snow tube on the mountain but if you have a little one that just doesn’t quite make it, don’t worry. There is a play area and smaller tube area that they can still experience the fun!!

Anyone tubing at Beach Mountain must complete and sign the Snow Tubing Release Form.  This form must be signed by a parent/guardian for children under 18.   Please click this simple form to download and bring with you to Beach Mountain.

Tubing is scheduled in 2 hour slots but can be extended for a few dollars more! Be sure to dress in your favorite winter attire! Just because its not real snow doesn’t mean it’s not cold! So grab those hats and gloves and  heavy winter coats!

You don’t want to freeze and wimp out at the mountain! If you get too cold they do have concession open to grab some hot chocolate and sit by one of the many fire pits available!

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You can only have 1 rider per tube and carrying your own tube to the top of the mountain has never been so cool while riding their Handle Tow Rope. This moving walkway is one of my kiddos favorite thing at the mountain besides the tubes of course!

Friends, Food & FUN… That’s What It’s All About at Beach Mountain!

Please Note: Weekend and holiday tubing rates of $25 per person or $20 on all other dates!

Check them out on Twitter here and Facebook here!

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@Xscape Theaters at Northgate-Cincinnati + Giveaway ends February 6!

SPONGEBOB MOVIE

Xscape Theaters 14 Northgate – Cincinnati is now open and is featuring 70 foot screens, premium sound with 50 speakers and leather seats! Although I have not had the opportunity to check out this yet, I will this weekend and let you know all about it!

In honor of Xscape Theatres 14 in Northgate Mall being NOW OPEN, I will be offering a family 4 pack of passes to a showing of THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER to the 2:10pm showing on Saturday, February 7th during their grand opening weekend. The theater will be giving away FREE small popcorn all weekend, and entering visitors into fun drawings for prizes! So what are you waiting for, enter below for your chance to win FREE tickets to movies!

Here is how you can enter to win:

  1. Visit Xscape Theaters and tell me what movie you would like to go see! Comment below with your answer!
  2. Like Xscape Theaters on Facebook- comment below that you have done so!
  3. Like Xscape Theaters on Twitter- comment below that you have done so!
  4. Double click this Instagram picture and or leave a comment – comment below that you have done so!
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  7. Post about this Giveaway on your Facebook page (leave a link with your comment) @Xscape Theaters at Northgate-Cincinnati + Giveaway ends February 6! http://wp.me/p1ABqC-moN
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You can share on Twitter and Facebook once daily for a extra daily entry into this giveaway ends January 31, 2015. Just be sure to come back here and comment that you shared each day!

If you don’t have a Thirty-One consultant and I would like to add you to my email subscription just me an email at justtryingtosavemoney@yahoo.com

This Giveaway will end February 6, 2015 at 10pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents only. 1 winner will be picked using Random.org. Once the winner is picked, I will email them notifying them that they won! They will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Good Luck!!

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Run Jump N Play MLK Day Specials!

Run Jump-n-Play is the greater Cincinnati Metro area’s premier indoor fun center! With easy access off of I-71 located in Mason Ohio, easy access from any where in the greater Cincinnati area. This is a great place to hang out with the kiddos on a cold day of no school, right?!? Check them out on Facebook for the latest deals.

MLK Jr. DAY CELEBRATION!

When: Monday Jan 19, 2015
Time: Three Sessions
 9:00AM – 11:30AM
12:00PM – 2:30PM
3:00PM – 5:30PM
Cost: $12.00 Includes Giant Inflatables, Indoor Open Playground,  Glow Bowling, Glow Basketball and our Canon Ball Air Blaster! and MORE.
Please note: must be 36″ or taller to participate in Inflatables

Price of Admission Includes: Giant Inflatables, SNT Playground ( Playsets, Trampolines and Basketball Hoops), Cosmic Bowling, Basketball and Air Blaster! Snack Bar with Free Wifi Available

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Sweet Petit Grand Opening #Cincinnati November 11, 2014

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Sweet Petit Opening Second Shop Tomorrow

New Vine Street Location Offers Added Visibility to Burgeoning Bakery

CINCINNATI (November 10, 2014) – When Taren Kinebrew opens her second Sweet Petit Desserts shop tomorrow, November 11, at 11 a.m., it will be significant to her on a number of levels – none of which include the mere coincidence of opening on 11/11 at 11. First, it shows how far she’s come since starting Sweet Petit from her home in 2009. It also happens to be Veterans Day, giving the day added meaning for Kinebrew, who spent seven years in the Army National Guard.

“It’s a pretty sweet deal to be able to open the shop on Veterans Day to salute my fellow veterans who have protected our country, and contributed to the freedom we’re afforded here,” said Kinebrew.

As her way of saying thanks, Sweet Petit will offer a few selections to veterans free of charge for Veterans Day.

Sweet Petit’s first storefront, which opened last year at 1426 Race Street, has steadily grown its presence in the OTR neighborhood. However, Kinebrew hopes to attract even more foot traffic at her new shop – located at 1407 Vine Street, across the street from the Paint Building – due in large part to the substantial number of restaurants and resulting activity in the immediate vicinity.

“People are just so familiar with Vine Street, so we felt like it was a smart move to open a second location in an area like that, with more visibility,” Kinebrew said. “We’re one of the first new retail shops north of Washington Park on Race Street, so people from the neighborhood are still discovering us. We’re hoping that with a strong presence on Vine, some of that traffic will flow to our shop on Race, as well.”

Kinebrew will continue to bake all of her tiny, tasty treats in Sweet Petit’s Race Street kitchen. In addition to her standard menu items, which include Cake Pops, Red Velvet Bites and Macaroons, among others, she also plans to offer scones, desserts in a cup and other specialty items at the new shop, which will have slightly longer hours than the Race Street storefront.

The new Vine Street location will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, although Kinebrew may adjust the hours according to demand once open. Visit www.sweetpetitdesserts.com for additional information.

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