St. Patrick's Day http://wvxu.org en St. Patrick's Day celebrations bring busy weekend downtown http://wvxu.org/post/st-patricks-day-celebrations-bring-busy-weekend-downtown <p>Cincinnati will be marking St. Patrick's Day with a parade and two parties.<br /><br />The annual parade starts at noon Saturday and runs until&nbsp; about 3.&nbsp; It will stage on Culvert Street and southbound Eggleston Avenue, and will travel north on Eggleston Avenue, then west on Central Parkway, then south on Sycamore Street, then east on Fifth Street to the demarcation area on Sentinel Street.<br /><br /><strong>To allow the parade participants to stage, the following streets will close at 10:00 am:</strong></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 24179 at http://wvxu.org Councilman: If you get city money, you must follow city policies http://wvxu.org/post/councilman-if-you-get-city-money-you-must-follow-city-policies <p></p><p>People were outraged last week when the group that puts on the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade said a gay rights group couldn't march. Now at least seven Cincinnati Council members (two hadn't responded as of Friday afternoon) are prepared to approve a motion making sure that doesn't happen again.</p><p>Councilman Chris Seelbach's motion would require all parades receiving a financial subsidy from the city - and there are four - must agree in writing to adhere to the city's non-discrimination policy.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:38:47 +0000 Tana Weingartner 10629 at http://wvxu.org Councilman: If you get city money, you must follow city policies Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group http://wvxu.org/post/several-council-members-withdraw-st-patricks-day-parade-protesting-exclusion-lgbt-group <p></p><p>Several council members are refusing to march in the annual <strong><a href="http://cincinnatisaintpatrickparade1.netfirms.com/" target="_blank">St. Patrick's Day Parade</a></strong> this weekend because a gay rights group was not allowed to participate.</p><p>Josh Wagoner with <a href="http://chapters.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/cincinnati/home.html" target="_blank"><strong>The Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network (GLSEN)</strong></a> says the group was notified Thursday that it was prohibited from marching in the parade.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:12:08 +0000 Tana Weingartner 10361 at http://wvxu.org Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group St. Patrick's Day celebration expands this year http://wvxu.org/post/st-patricks-day-celebration-expands-year <p>If you're planning to partake in Cincinnati's celebration of St. Patrick's Day, you'll get an extra day to do so.<br><br>Fountain Square will host <a href="http://myfountainsquare.com/event/st-patricks-day/">the official celebration Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.</a> and then it'll continue at <a href="http://washingtonpark.org/event/st-pattys-day-celebration/">Washington Park Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.</a>&nbsp; There will be traditional Irish fare, dancing and live entertainment at both venues. &nbsp;<br> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:37:13 +0000 Mark Heyne 10355 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati's Irish Heritage http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnatis-irish-heritage <p>Sunday is <strong>St. Patrick’s Day</strong>, but Saturday at noon is the kick-off to the annual <a href="http://www.cincystpatsparade.com/"><strong>St. Patrick’s Day Parade</strong></a> through the streets of Cincinnati. While mostly known for our German heritage, Cincinnati has a long history of Irish influence through the generations. Mark Perzel is joined on the phone by <strong>Kevin Grace</strong>, head of the Archives and Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati, who has written <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cincinnati-Images-America-Arcadia-Publishing/dp/0738594350/ref=sr_1_29?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362603131&amp;sr=8-29&amp;keywords=Kevin+Grace"><strong>Irish Cincinnati</strong></a>, a book detailing the impact and influence of the Irish during Cincinnati’s history.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 10240 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati's Irish Heritage