November 2018

Chainsaw Safety Workshop and Invasive Species Removal Set for November 17 at Rossford Park Sponsored by Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy

Here’s an opportunity for you to brush up on your mechanical skills and improve the natural health of the community.

First, the skills. The Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy (FTFC) is sponsoring a chainsaw safety workshop at 10:00 at Rossford Park. Bring your protective eyewear and gloves if you have them, but FTFC will have some on hand for you to use. Dress accordingly as well. Meet near the ballfields.  The training will focus on chainsaw safety and operation for invasive woody plant control.

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Septmember 2018

Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy Lands $10,000 Grant That Restored Historic Hubbard Studio

There has been some activity in the middle of town on Highland Avenue - Moyer school has been renovated, a couple of residences are undergoing renovation or being built, and the Harlan Hubbard Studio and Nature Preserve has been quietly undergoing historic renovation.

If you don’t know, Harlan Hubbard is often called the Thoreau of Kentucky, but he developed his skills and philosophy in the middle of Fort Thomas in a a home and studio that he built. Hubbard and his wife left Fort Thomas and floated down the Ohio River to New Orleans, traveled the country, and then settles in a remote spot in Trimble County, Kentucky where he lived an isolated, rugged, yet sophisticated life without running water or electricity. Hubbard influenced contemporary writer Wendell Berry, local bluegrass artists, The Tillers, and area artist Ken Swinson.  His art and writing remain popular because he speaks to our desire to be with nature and find deeper meaning in that relationship.

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April 2018

Be Part of the Largest Earth Day Celebration in NKY in Fort Thomas on April 22.

The Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy and the City of Fort Thomas are sponsoring the largest Earth Day celebration in Northern Kentucky on April 22, 12:00 - 5:00, at the Mess Hall and surrounding area in Tower Park in the heart of Fort Thomas.  It will be a jam packed day of fun activities. The celebration will feature vendors, exhibitors, activities for kids and adults, and food trucks.

Debbie Buckley, the city's economic developer, says, “This year’s Earth Day event is going to bring so many groups together who share a love of our natural resources. One would never guess how many people in Fort Thomas and our neighboring community focus their talents and passion on protecting and enriching the earth around us. From bicycles to recycling, from hiking to composting, these vendors and participants love this earth. Everyone should see this because you live here too.” 

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October 2016

Secret Honey Hole Discovered In Harlan Hubbard Studio

Hidden away behind a historical home is a small detached studio with an amazing story.

Sidney Thomas, the wife of the late Bill Thomas, owns the home and the surrounding property. She became concerned when she saw a swarm of bees going into the detached studio at the back of her property. Chuck Keller and Teresa Hill, friends and members of the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy, showed up and Chuck called in some experts.

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