CONTACT INFORMATION: Capital Living PO Box 5221 Frankfort, KY 40602 For advertising, circulation, classifieds, community news, community calendar or content submission, e-mail CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com. 2 www.kycapitalliving.com Capital Living Magazine May 2013 In This Issue Kids Learn to Cook at Liberty Hall Governor’s Derby Day Celebrations Community Events Red Head Custom Cakes Grand Opening Pony Car Round-Up Wrap Up Unveiling of Frankfort’s Public Art Cell Phone Tour Capital City River & Blues Festival Fort Hill Archeology Capital City Toastmasters to Celebrate 15th Anniversary WHHS & Frankfort High Sign Ladies to Scholarships World Book Night in Frankfort Savannah Brooke Stigers Gets Red Cross Scholarship Cove Spring Stream Project Revitalizes Park page 5 page 6 page 7 page 9 page 10 page 11 page 12 page 13 page 14 page 15 page 16 page 18 page 19 “DisturbingthePeace” to Join the Governor’s Derby Celebration By Nicky Hughes You don‘t have to go to Louisville to see a thoroughbred race horse on Derby Day, 2013. ―Disturbingthepeace,‖ a retired thoroughbred from the Old Friends Horse Retirement Farm near Georgetown will be in downtown Frankfort as part of the Governor‘s Derby Celebration.
This will be the third year that the Capital City Museum, a City of Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites facility, has brought a horse to Kentucky‘s capital city for this event.
Disturbingthepeace will be in a portable stall next to the Capital City Museum at 325 Ann Street throughout this event.
The Governor‘s Derby Celebration will begin at 9AM and continue until 1PM.
Visitors are invited to get to know this beautiful animal ―up close and personal‖ on the greatest day of horse -racing in America.
Previous thoroughbred appearances at the museum have been especially popular with children.
Disturbingthepeace retired in 2004.
During his racing career he achieved eight wins, four seconds, and four thirds in twenty-four races.
Outstanding wins were at the Triple End Breeders‘ Cup Invitational, the Bing Crosby Breeders‘ Cup Handicap, and the Pat O‘Brien Handicap.
Old Friends president and founder Michael Blowen has said, ―We‘re honored to have Disturbingthepeace at Old Friends.
He was a tough race horse and was owned by writer-producer David Milch.
Disturbingthepeace is poorly named because he‘s very quiet and kind.‖ Milch worked on many successful TV shows including Hill Street Blues, LA Law, and Deadwood.
The Capital City Museum will be open to the public all day.
Some of its exhibits have been renovated over the winter, and there will be plenty of new things to see.
There is no charge for visiting Disturbingthepeace or for touring the museum.
However, donations to help the Old Friends farm fulfill its mission of providing a safe haven for retired thoroughbred horses will be most sincerely appreciated.
A plentiful supply of Frankfort Heritage Press books and Capital City Museum ―Lost Frankfort‖ Christmas tree ornaments will be available for purchase at the museum.
For more information, call the Capital City Museum at 502-696-0607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. May2013 Publisher/Owner/Event Photographer April Cole Capital LivingKY@gmail.com Advertising April Cole info@KYCapitalLiving.com Contributors Cindy Block – CCU Community “Shred” Day Nicky Hughes – Cove Springs Park DisturbingthePeace Fort Hill Archeology Pony Car Round-Up Jennifer Koach – “Hearth Cooking for Kids” Steve Lanham – Capital City Toastmasters Rene’ True – Capital City Blues Festival Paula Rutledge – Red Cross Scholarship Capital Living Magazine May 2013 3 May 2013 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Sunset Memorial Gardens 3250 Versailles Rd.
Frankfort KY 40106 (502) 695-3023 Fri Sat 1 — Red Head Custom Cakes Officially Opens It’s Doors With a Ribbon Cutting By April Cole, Editor/Owner/Event Photographer With one of the largest crowds gathered for any Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting I’ve seen in 5 years of ribbon cutting coverage, Rhonda Stevens officially opened up the doors to her Red Head Custom Cakes store front on Broadway in downtown Frankfort.
Frankfort Mayor Bill May, Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce President Myron Moore as well as several Chamber business members and customers showed for the ribbon cutting.
Local radio station Froggy 104.7 was also on hand for live broadcasts from the location. ance ALL AT ONCE! And only a select few regular flavors Red Head Custom Cakes new store front made a splash onto Frankfort’s remained at that time.
Among some of the flavors to make an appearance downtown scene just last month and has already made a huge impact in for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting were Champagne, Lemon, the community! Capital Living even wrote about the first experience with Oreo Cookie, Pretzel Salad, Neapolitan, Banana Pudding, Funfetti, Cherthe new shop in a blog post on March 26, 2013 (see article “New Storery Cordial, Turtle Cheesecake, Reece Peanut Butter Cup, Snickers and front in Downtown Frankfort Delivers Smiles”).
When the “Red Head’s” Peanut Butter and Jelly.
The staple flavors were back with Chocolate with business exploded with the introduction of a van to go mobile with her Chocolate, Yellow with Chocolate Fudge, Wedding White with White, cupcakes, Rhonda knew she had to take it to another level.
As she told Chocolate with White, Red Velvet, Coconut, French Toast and Strawberme last month, “it was either invest thousands of dollars in renovating my ry.
Red Head Custom Cakes will feature a flavor of the day each and evegarage to accommodate the growing demand of the mobile business, or ry day.
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Rhonda tapped into the pulse of the downtown self, stop by often to find out what she comes up with next! I hear some Frankfort community by leasing out the old Broadway location of the Re- fun flavors will be featured for Derby!!! becca Ruth Candy store.
So far, it seems to be a great fit for the downRed Head Custom Cakes new store front is opened 6 days a week with town community! the hours listed below.
Or, as Rhonda puts it, “until the blinds close”.
When she first opened her doors last month, she counted on the help of When you stop in, tell her Capital Living sent you!!! family and friends to keep the doors opened.
As she came to the realizaMon – Fri: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm tion that this new part of her business was exploding, she began to hire Sat: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm help.
She now employs 6 people! It’s not surprising to learn that, on her official Grand Opening Day, over 1600 cupcakes went out the door!!! 700 Sun: CLOSED mini cupcakes were baked up and given out as samples.
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Broadway, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 cupcakes were actually sold! By 3:30 pm, there were no cupcakes left to stock and every cupcake that she had on hand for that day was in the Phone: (502) 352-2703 showcases! Several “Cupcake of the Day” flavors made a one day appearE-Mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.redhead-custom-cakes.com *** SPOILER ALERT ** SPOILER ALERT ** SPOILER ALERT *** Red Head Custom Cakes will soon have a MOBILE APP!!! Stay tuned for MORE information from Capital Living!!! Capital Living Magazine May 2013 9 Pony Car Round-Up Wrap-Up By Nicky Hughes Club, said that eighty-six cars were registered and received commemorative plaques, but he believed around 100 cars to have actually participated.
This is an only slightly smaller turn-out than expected in perfect weather.
The ominous weather conditions did keep most of the older cars at home in their garages.
Nevertheless, Mustangs from 1965 to the 2014 model year were present.
There was a sampling of Camaros, Challengers, and other makes.
A relatively rare AMC Javelin put in an appearance too.
As usual, participants came from all across central Kentucky and bordering states.
This year, the Bluegrass Mustang Club – based in Lexington – won the trophy for largest car club representation.
This broke the streak held since the first Round-Up by the Falls City Mustang Club, many of the members of which are from southern Indiana.
The award for longest distance travelled to the show went to Melinda Chaffin of Culloden, West Virginia.
The President’s Choice Award, given to an outstanding automobile selected by the president of the Frankfort Mustangs Club, went to Josh Demarcus and his 2003 Mustang Cobra.
Demarcus has made upgrading the car a very serious hobby since his return from military active duty in Afghanistan.
The Sponsor’s Award, presented by the co -director of the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites, went to Edwin Wilson and his 2010 Mustang GT.
The car’s “IM BLUE” vanity license plate spoke volumes about the striking appearance of this lovingly enhanced machine. The 8th Annual Kentucky Pony Car Round-Up flourished last Saturday despite the day -long threat of rain – the great enemy of car shows.
This annual gathering of sporty automobiles, hosted by the Frankfort Mustangs Club, was held at Juniper Hills Park on Louisville Road.
The City of Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites always sponsors the event.
Tom Fugate, president of the Mustangs The 9th Annual Kentucky Pony -Car Round-Up will take place on the last Saturday of April, 2014 – again at Juniper Hill Park.
Admirers of this class of autos do not have to wait until then to see lots of Mustangs.
They should watch for a cruise by scores of Mustangs from Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington to Frankfort and back as a lead -in to the Keeneland Concourse de Elegance car show on this July 19.
Mob on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch Mob, a program developed and backed by the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, is a new program to promote Chamber members businesses.
Staxx BBQ offered a lunch special to Chamber members attending the event.
And NO ONE had an excuse to leave hungry! Chamber members were encouraged to converge at lunch time and network with one another as well.
It’s estimated that 75 or so Chamber members attended the latest Lunch Mob, making it the best one yet! Staxx BBQ Hosts the Latest Chamber of Commerce Lunch Mob to a Growing Crowd By April Cole, Editor/Owner/ Event Photographer Staxx BBQ was the latest Chamber member to host the Chamber Lunch 10 Capital Living Magazine May 2013 Unveiling of Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour Proves that the Capital City is a Vibrant Place to Visit By April Cole, Editor/Owner/Event Photographer What do you get when you get when you combine students from Kentucky State University, the kids from The Kings Center, National Endowment for the Arts, Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission, Liberty Hall Historic Site, Kentucky Historical Society, the City of Frankfort, Kentucky State Division of Historic Properties, Downtown Frankfort, Inc., Joanna Hay Productions, Josephine Sculpture Park, Friends of the Paul Sawyer Public Library, Church of the Ascension and First United Methodist Church? You get a huge project that lead to the creation of the Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour!!! The Frankfort Public Art Cell Phone Tour project documents the “public art treasures of a city the size of Frankfort is a major undertaking.
This tour is not intended as a comprehensive inventory of Frankfort’s public art, but rather as a representative sampling presented in depth.
To create it has required the com-
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