Staff Sgt. Billy Cook, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, brought his family to the Army birthday and welcome home ceremony in Washington Park Friday. Tara Cook calls her husband’s 15 months in Iraq “a really long tour,” and worse for her than his more recent year in Afghanistan. Cook’s wife and three children are happy he's serving stateside as a recruiter now.
Retired Major Sario Caravalho spoke of his three tours in Vietnam and the special men with whom he served during a salute to Vietnam era veterans.
Twelve mobile food vendors lined the street along Washington Park Friday as Cincinnati dedicated its newest mobile food vending zone.
Council Member Laure Quinlivan created the program in 2010. Last year, it was expanded to Fountain Square and the Purple People Bridge. This year, it's being expanded to Washington Park and Over-the-Rhine.
The OTR vending spot is on 12th Street, near Clay, and is open to food trucks from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. The Washington park zone is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Our friends at The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are celebrating National Bike Month with a special OTR Nighton Friday, May 3rd. The event includes a pre-concert Music Ride - "a slow music ride through the streets of OTR, beginning and ending in Washington Park-- with special musical surprises!"
EcoSculpt 2013 has arrived in celebration of Earth Day. Artists are chosen to build a sculpture made entirely out of recycled materials. The works are being displayed at Washington Park until April 26th. Visitors can vote on their favorite sculpture. The winners will receive cash prizes.