Monday, January 5, 2015

River Is Rising....

As the weather begins to turn, the Ohio River continues its evolution of movement. The river never sleeps. The last few days have seen a rise in the water level.
Despite the change, the river barges continue to slowly crawl along the channel with lights cutting through the fog and snow. There is a sense of peace and awe as the frigid waters lap against the river beach as these monsters move up and down river day and night. We encourage you to find a spot to watch the river, listen to the lonely rumble of the tug motors and enjoy the beauty of the river in the winter......

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year's Day in the Village of New Richmond

With the passing of 2014, we enter 2015 with a zest for more adventure. Already we spoke to the folks at the Green Kayak Market ( about the Sand Volleyball Courts. Construction is moving along smartly. We stopped by and checked out the excavation and even saw some of the treasures unearthed (old horseshoes, bottles, etc)....We can't wait for the courts to open

We also stopped a few weeks ago at the Laurel Barn Quilt Store. They have moved down the street and to our surprise share space with the Green Kayak. What a great idea!! The two businesses so compliment each other and we project growth for each from this marriage of success..

Rock on!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas To All....

We are back and making a commitment to blog weekly. It's Christmas on the Ohio River and we wish a great day to all. This is the time of year to think about the past year and begin to prepare for the next. Lots going on along the river......

We hear the Green Kayak restaurant in New Richmond is gearing up kayak rentals on the Ohio River and installing two sand volleyball courts. The Village may be installing 9 hole disc golf course throughout the Historic Waterfront District. And, most importantly the music will continue to roll on in what is fast becoming the new "hot summer place" to hang out in the region....

Monday, October 20, 2014

RiverArts Festival SUCCESS

From Front Street Cafe Facebook

The Village of New Richmond on the Ohio has a new "can't miss" event with the inaugral RiverArts Festival. Two days of art, music, food and more was featured along the river this past weekend and it certainly exceeded expectations.
From Green Kayak Market Facebook

Despite the gloomy Saturday weather, Front Street was filled with artisans and Festival reverlers, as well as the sounds of awesome music from the Park across from the Green Kayak. The musicians in the Park somehow held-off the rain to allow for a great day. We particularly liked the "Generations" band on Saturday, the native-american sounds of Steve Free on Sunday and the awesome sounds of a band called "Eden Park" (also on Sunday).....This town is becoming known for hosting excellent music, funky events and supporting outdoor fun

From Green Kayak Market Facebook
We encourage the Village and the business folks to keep up the great work. What's next????
From Front St Cafe Facebook

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jacob the Peacock (on the Ohio)

So where did Jacob, the local Village of New Richmond on the Ohio peacock, come from.?This majestic creature struts around town visiting businesses and homes. He poses for pictures and clearly looks as if he owns the town. Here's a few pics.......

Does anyone have answers?

We're Back! Sorry for the lost moments

Well, after quite a hiatus, we're back and enjoying the river life. What's so cool about the river is that it's never the same water that flows by twice. Each drop is on an adventure heading down river towards the Gulf of Mexico. We encourage you to stop by New Richmond on the Ohio, walk the beach and stick your toes in the water.....

This weekend in New Richmond on the Ohio will be a celebration of art. Our understanding is that high school kids and adults alike will share their art on Saturday and Sunday (12n-6p). This should be a fun event down along the river (across from the Green Kayak). We are looking forward to stopping down for the fun. We got this pamphlet off of Facebook.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Short History of Bullskin Trace:Ohio's First Super Highway....


Bullskin Trace, borne of the trace of buffalo and other large animals tracking through Ohio to the salt licks in Kentucky, was one of the first super-highways in the United States. The Trace starts at the mouth of Bullskin Creek and the Ohio River in Clermont County (Ohio), and served as a roadway from the Ohio River to the Great Lakes for native americans, early settlers and escaping slaves.  The history along the Ohio River in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and beyond is so intriguing.....If only the hills and trails could talk!