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Telling his story: Silvia Viso builds large, authentic nativity

On Dec. 31, 2016, Silvia Viso couldn’t sleep. After attending a New Year’s Eve mass at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with her husband, Julian, and son, Julian Jr., she had a burning in her heart to do something. “When I woke up, I told them I was going to make the nativity,” she said of the passion that motivated her to construct a massive scene that soon consumed an entire room in their Silver Lake home. “I was inspired to do this. I’ve done it with so much joy.” Viso’s nativity is more than a simple manger scene. Born...

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‘More than a parade’: Frankfort is gearing up for Christmas

Everybody loves a parade — especially in Frankfort at Christmas time. There’s nothing quite like being bundled up in furry hoods and fluffy mittens with hundreds of your capital city neighbors, the beat of the marching band’s percussion pulsing through your chest. Children scamper for candy being tossed from the dozens of colorful floats that light up the dark, frigid night. This year’s Frankfort Christmas Parade is slated for 7 p.m. Dec. 7. “It’s more than a parade — it’s a symbol of hope and an opportunity for the community to gather and celebrate,” said Kristin Cantrell, owner and...

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Bourbonanza to take over downtown Frankfort

Bourbonanza is back! With a family-friendly street fair on St. Clair Street between Main and Broadway, live music throughout the day and an over-21-only nightcap, the third installment of the ever-spirited event offers something for everyone. Organizers opted to make this year’s event one day — Oct. 20, after a scheduling conflict occurred at the Kentucky History Center, which hosts the Bourbonanza Spirit Soiree from 7-10 p.m. “We didn’t want to change our venue,” said Kelly Everman, executive director of Downtown Frankfort Inc., the non-profit organization with a goal of revitalizing our historic downtown. “We take over the whole...

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