2013 marks the 100th anniversary for the Cincinnati Lawn Bowling Club, and they are spreading the word about this low-impact sport that has been around for centuries. Marty and Joe White from the club join Lee Hay to talk about the sport, their club, their playing location at the Little Miami Golf Center and to invite anyone interested in lawn bowling to join them for coaching and playing.
In the Taft Museum of Art’s current side-by-side exhibits, visitors will discover the long and rich history of the photographic arts in Cincinnati, dating back to the mid-1800’s and the introduction of daguerreotypes, as well as see an amazing collection of rare and historical daguerreotypes.
If a Florida vacation is in the plans, you might want to visit Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on the western side of the Everglades. The sanctuary director, Jason Lauritsen, joins Thane Maynard for this week’sField Notes to talk about their 13,000 acres, some of the wildlife that reside there, and the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America.
I have not been a fan of director Baz Luhrmann from day one. I was completely underwhelmed by Strictly Ballroom; managed to miss his take on Romeo and Juliet; and his epic Valentine to his home country, Australia, was as turgid and unwatchable as just about anything can be. Until I got to Moulin Rouge, which was thoroughly annoying to the point it was one of the few films that had me heading to the exit long before it was over.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is celebrating 50 years of philanthropic service to the community in 2013, and they’ve just kicked off a competition to encourage all residents to share their ideas on how to make Cincinnati an even better place to live and work. Aptly titled The Big Idea Challenge, anyone can go online and share their community-changing idea in one of seven categories.
Just off I-40, west of Knoxville, Tennessee, drivers note the exit signs for Oak Ridge and, probably, think very little of it. But this one-time secret city, a Manhattan Project site, employed thousands of small-town southern women during World War II to work on the atomic bomb.