by Michael Monks
HOT AND HUMID TODAY...SO HEAD DOWN TO PIECK'S AND GET AXILLA!
Last week at The River City News Facebook page this photo was shared:
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E. L. PIECK was born in Covington, Ky., February 14, 1859, and is a son of E. L. and Wilhelmina (Gede) Pieck. E. L. Pieck, Sr., was born in Koenigsberg, near Berlin, Germany, October 26, 1822. He came to the United States about 1851, and located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a cabinet-maker by trade, but was engaged in manufacturing furniture at the time of his death, which was in 1868. His wife was born in Griefswald, Germany. They had eight children, three of whom are now living: Paulina, who married a Mr. Hauser, and had three children: Frank, Edward and Charley; and Charles G., who was born May 20, 1861, was educated at the best schools in Covington, and graduated at the College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, in 1883. He is now clerking in the drug store with his brother. E. L. Pieck received a good education, and in 1872 commenced to clerk in a drug store, where he remained until 1876. He then attended two full courses of lectures in pharmacy in Cincinnati, and in 1878 passed an examination before the State board of Louisville, Ky. At the time of this examination he was the youngest registered pharmacist in the State of Kentucky, being only eighteen years of age. He at once opened a drug and apothecary store, in which he as since been actively engaged. A representative house in the drug trade of Covington is that Mr. Pieck, who established himself in business in 1878, and moved to his new location in October, 1885. Mr. Pieck ranks high in his profession. He and his brother are very attentive and polite to their patrons, and are thoroughly equal to any emergency, both as to the pure and refined stock of drugs and medicines, and by their personal qualifications to prepare prescriptions, which they are ready to do at any hour, day or night, and at very reasonable prices. Mr. Pieck carries a full line of drugs, chemicals, family medicines, toilet articles, perfumery and cigars, and everything usually to be had at a first-class drug store. He has a large trade in the city and surrounding districts. He is a member of the Kentucky Pharmaceutical Association and also the American. He is a member of the German Reformed Church, and politically he is a Democrat.
Pieck operated his drugstore in the building that is now home to Dee Felice Cafe. To see what it looked like it Pieck's day, click here: NKY Views. For some interior photos of the establishment, click here: Kenton Co Library Faces & Places.
COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO HELP REBUILD SCHOOL PLAYEven the United States Navy is joining the effort to rebuild the playground at Covington's Sixth District School. For the full story (and lots of photos) on the effort to replace the scorched playground, click the link.
Full story: The River City News
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF COVINGTON
Don't miss the week in review and the preview of the coming week... It's all inside The Sunday Edition, the most comprehensive look at the week that was and the week that will be in Covington.
COVINGTON YOUTH COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
From the Center for Great Neighborhoods:
The Covington Youth Commission is now accepting applications for 2012-2013!!
The CYC is a great way to build those resumes for college – at least six CYC youth have gotten community service scholarships to college!!
The application for the next Covington Youth Commission (CYC) is now available! The CYC is entering its sixth year and is looking for youth entering the 9th through 12th grades who are interested in giving backto their community. Youth can LIVE or GO TO SCHOOL in Covington. Youth Commission members serve two-year terms. A kick-off retreat will be held for accepted youth on July 31.
Sponsored by the City of Covington and the Center for Great Neighborhoods, members of the Covington Youth Commission:--plan and organize service projects and positive events for youth;--get regular input from youth about issues facing the community; and,--promote youth civic involvement, including administering a mini-grants program. Youth groups will be able to apply for small grants (up to $500) to implement projects they are interested in.
For more information, visit The Center for Great Neighborhoods or call Jenni Miller-Francis at 859.866.7522.
Omnicare's departure from Covington helps put a bite in Cincinnati's office vacancies Business Courier
Files provide unprecedented look at child abuse in Kentucky Herald-Leader
Inmate says he had to escape to get medical care Herald-Leader
New CVG CEO "making her connection" Cincinnati Enquirer
New distillery in Newport will bring Bourbon Trail to Northern Kentucky Cincinnati Enquirer
Man electrocuted while trying to steal copper from Big Lots in Cumberland WKYT
Employees locked in Lexington Burger King freezer during robbery WKYT
FLYNTS: PORN BUSINESS IS NOW A FAMILY FEUD
Pornography magnates and Kentucky natives Larry & Jimmy Flynt still don't get along, don't speak, and are still entangled in legal disputes according to this latest interview in the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Jimmy Flynt and his sons have so far lost at every turn, with Larry successfully arguing they can’t use the family name or the Hustler brand to sell adult products. Jimmy also lost a bid for a share of the Hustler company, but he’s appealing that ruling. Jimmy, 64, of Florence, now owns two stores of his own, “Jimmy Flynt Sexy Gifts” in Florence and downtown Cincinnati.Full interview: Cincinnati Enquirer
HERE'S SOMETHING COOL: NOSTALGIC ROAD SIGNS
The City of Hamilton, Ohio (about halfway between Cincinnati & Dayton and very similar to Covington in a lot of ways) has a cool idea as it designates Ohio State Route 4 as an "Iconic Signage District":
As part of the City of Hamilton’s commitment of creating a “Sense of Place” in the community, the Route 4 Corridor has been designated as an “Iconic Signage District.” The “Iconic Signage District” designation allows for more flexibility and incentives to encourage businesses to use 1950s style retro, and neon lights.Check out the brochure: Click Here (PDF)
The intent of this designation is to recognize the auto orientation of the corridor and to allow businesses leeway in how they can get their message out to potential consumers. By allowing iconic or “retro” signage throughout this district there will be numerous benefits, several of which include:
• Differentiation – this type of program will set Hamilton’s Route 4 apart from other corridors in the area;
• Forward Thinking – by looking back and allowing business owners to hearken back to signs or messaging from days gone by;
• Investment – reinvestment back into the Route 4 corridor – one of the major north south corridors throughout the region;
• Cohesiveness – allows for bringing the district together without imposing an artificial sense of unity;
• Perception – Hamilton is “Open for Business”.
Wade Swormstedt, the 4th-generation publisher/editor of Cincinnati-based Signs of the Times magazine, emphasizes the above points. “So many city officials seem to believe that the on-premise sign (which is positioned with the business it identifies), does nothing more than identify the tenant. The enlightened City of Hamilton understands that the on-premise sign does so much more. It creates an identity; it serves as branding that creates critical first impressions; it’s the most cost-effective form of advertising. And on a heavily traveled road like State Route 4, this is critical because of the constant ‘impulse’ purchases that occur, which means the motorist didn’t get in the vehicle specifically to make such a purchase, but decided to do so after having seen the sign. For businesses such as restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and entertainment venues, impulse buys can represent as much as 50% of all sales.”
Gayle Underwood of Richards Pizza, who recently relocated their restaurant along the Route 4 Corridor, is excited about the program. She says, “Anything that we can do to portray the Route 4 Corridor as a unique destination and drive business at the same time is a win-win for the community.”
POSTCARD FROM ARIZONA IS FULL OF COINCIDENCE IN KENTUCKY
From our friends at The Kaintuckeean, who got a letter from a man in Arizona:
I sure hope this letter brightens your day.There was a twist of irony in the receiving of this letter, however. Read about it here: The Kaintuckeean
I was at an antique store here and found this old circa 1939 picture of your beautiful courthouse. How the card got to Arizona we'll never know.
It's an old time classic, for sure. I thought to myself, by golly, I'd send it home where it can be appreciated. Our heritage is valuable to all of us. Lots of changes over the years, I'm sure. Enlarged it will make quite a display.
Well, I gave 6.00 for it so if you want it for 7.00 or 8.00 or so why that's sure o.k. Throw in a little postage if you want, too.
And my wife says if I hear from you I'll have to take her to lunch. I am eighty-four years old and still going strong.
I like to call my littly hobby, "A re-distribution of happiness." Our world sure needs it.
JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS
The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center is hiring for 3 part-time positions: a sales associate, and instructors of performing arts Click Here
Riverside Korean is also hiring servers. Call 859.291.1484 and ask for Mark.
COVINGTON FOOD PANTRY COULD USE A BOOST
The food pantry on Madison Avenue at the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky could use your help:
Food Pantry Alert! Thank you to all for your generous donations of food, your help is feeding more seniors than ever in NKY. We are now in need of health and hygiene products.SSNK needs:Body WashDeoderantToothbrushesMens Disposable RazorsMouthwashToothpasteCanned ChickenPeanut ButterPlease bring items to SSNK's main office at 1032 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011 or call 859.291.0522 for more information!|
NKU STUDENTS SHOW HUMOR WITH NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
The internet "meme" has caught on at Northern Kentucky University. Here are a couple:
For more, follow the students on Facebook: NKU Memes
HEY LADIES, WANT TO BE IN A PRODUCTION OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES?
Here's your chance, as directed by Fort Thomas resident Donna Hoffman:
- 7 actresses and 7 female musicians are needed
- Age range is from 18 to 90 years old
- All races, vocal ranges, shapes and sizes
- 1 needs lots of hair, 1 with believable southern accent, 1 with believable New York accent
- Go to the First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, in Cincinnati on July 26 starting at 7:00PM
- Rehearsals would start August 1 with performances on Sept 21 & 22 at the church
- Call Donna Hoffman at 859.441.6882 for more info
AWW... GO GET YERSELF ONE!
Available right now at the Kenton County Animal Shelter. See more: Click Here
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!