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All-Star Game, Jimmy Buffett, Trader Joe’s and more


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On to this week…

Second try for parks levy?

After a series of public meetings, the Great Parks of Hamilton County board will vote Thursday on whether to add a levy to the November ballot.

The board is considering three amounts, all less than the 1.8 mil levy it scuttled last year after public backlash. 

Politics reporter Scott Wartman has been covering the levy and will have the latest news as it develops. 

Midsummer classic

Reds outfielders Jesse Winker and Nick Castellanos will play Tuesday in the MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field in Colorado. 

They were named starters for the National League in what will be the first All-Star appearance for both of them. 

It’s the first time the Reds have had players in the starting ASG rotation since 2017. 


Reds All-Star starter Jesse Winker emotional after making team

Jesse Winker was announced as a National League starter for the 2021 All-Star Game on Thursday.

Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati Enquirer

Come Tuesday

Jimmy Buffett, a Cincinnati favorite, makes his long-awaited return to Riverbend on Tuesday after the pandemic canceled last year’s concert.

He’s been a frequent visitor to Cincinnati and his shows always draw a lively crowd of Parrotheads.

Here’s a look back at his 2019 visit. 

Trader Joe’s lands in NKY

The first Trader Joe’s in Northern Kentucky opens Friday at Crestview Hills Town Center. 

The eclectic grocer takes over the spot formerly occupied by Joseph-Beth Booksellers, which closed in May 2020. 

Interested in working there? The 13,400-square-foot store is hiring for open positions.

Hard Rock Cafe opens

The Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati is opening this week with (what else?) a concert.

Cincinnati-based Blessid Union of Souls will perform a free show at 9 p.m. Thursday as the rebranded casino opens its eponymous restaurant.

And a bonus

Erin Glynn, The Enquirer’s new Butler, Warren and Clermont watchdog reporter, is getting to know the communities she covers by hosting a series of meetups with readers.

This week, she will be at Adesso Coffee in Mason, waiting for you to swing by with your story tips and coverage ideas.

Get the full details here.

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