School Report Cards Are In! It’s the perfect time to begin thinking about the tutoring, gifted education services and ACT strategies classes taught by certified teachers through locally owned & operated Bluegrass Learning Services in South Central Kentucky!

By Alicia Carmichael, bluegrasslearning.com
Friday, October 24th, 2014 2:00 PM CST

With the school year well underway, it’s the perfect time to begin thinking about the tutoring, gifted education services and ACT strategies classes taught by certified teachers through locally owned and operated Bluegrass Learning Services in South Central Kentucky

Bluegrass Learning’s in-home tutoring for struggling students is designed for elementary, middle and high school students who have fallen behind.

Our course-specific tutoring for K-12 students is for those who need help to improve a particular class grade.

Gifted and talented services through Bluegrass Learning are set up for K-12 students who could be working above grade level and may have become bored with school because they need a challenge to reignite their love for learning.

Our ACT preparation classes are taught on Saturdays in area high schools and give students an edge when it comes to taking the test that is accepted at all U.S. colleges and is often a basis for hard-to-get scholarships. Classes are scheduled in the weeks leading up to all six national ACT test dates.

Bluegrass Learning Services launched in Bowling Green in June 2014. We set ourselves apart from other local or national tutoring services by having a tutorial staff comprised entirely of certified Kentucky teachers who have more than 100 years of combined teaching experience. These experts have the knowledge and experience to adjust lessons and teaching methods to meet the needs and learning style of each child.

“We don’t use a one size fits all curriculum,” said Bluegrass founder and president, Joseph Deaton. “Kids learn differently. We hire really smart people who have the education and experience to recognize when a lesson is not working and the knowledge to make adjustments to lessons and how they teach.”

Another key difference is there are no long-term contracts. If we’re not meeting your expectations, you won’t be locked into a commitment you paid for in advance.

Also, there’s no guesswork when it comes to our tutoring. Before a tutor comes to your home, our Senior Education Specialist spends one to two hours with your child to administer a series of written and oral mini-tests to uncover exactly what your child needs, how they learn and their willingness and aptitude for tutoring.

After the initial screening and assessment you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) designed to:

  • Give you an accurate picture of your child’s strength’s and areas of need.
  • Provide our tutors with a roadmap showing what needs to be covered. This helps ensure we maximize tutoring time and you don’t pay for wasted sessions.
  • Provide your child’s school (if you wish to share) with information they can use to better meet the needs of the child.

Our tutoring goal is to QUICKLY get your child caught up with their peers, get them working on or above grade level independently and transition them out of tutoring as soon as possible.

We look forward to serving the education needs of your family.

Visit www.bluegrasslearning.com to learn more about what we do, register for an ACT class, request a free consultation or meet our tutors and instructors. Finally, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bgrasslearning) and Twitter (@bgrasslearning) for information about our services and great tips to use at home to improve your child’s performance.

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It’s Almost Halloween! 2014 Trick or Treat Tips from Doug Gorman and the Team at Booth Fire & Safety! Keeping Warren County Safe.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, October 24th, 2014 10:00 AM CST

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

All items for a safer Trick or Treating can be found at Booth Fire and Safety. If you have a business or organization that needs help to insure the safety of the people and building itself, your local choice is Booth Fire and Safety. 538 State Street Bowling Green. Call them at 270.781.3330 or check their website out and fan them on facebook.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. (Flashlights Available at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. (Get First Aid Kits for any issues at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. (If you have a lit Pumpkin keep a Fire Extinguisher handy from Booth Fire and Safety)

It’s Bowling Green Food Week! Today The Events Will Take Place at Cambridge Market and Cafe! This Week Is Sponsored by Barren River Food System Alliance.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, October 24th, 2014 7:00 AM CST

Community Farmers Market will partner with the Barren River District Health Department, WKU Office of Sustainability and Community Farm Alliance to host Food Week 2014. The mobile farmers market will be distributing fresh food and educational materials to Community Action, HOTEL INC, WKU, Dishman McGinnis Elementary and the monthly Barren River Food System Alliance meeting at Cambridge Market at 10:00 pm.

Join TODAY at Cambridge Market for a celebration of local food. We will host our monthly Barren River Food System Alliance meeting as well as a launch of the food system assessments that will help us create a better local food system. A local lunch will be offered at Cambridge market so please come prepared to support a local, independently owned restaurant by buying lunch!

Get active and help support the local food system anyway you can. One way is with Community Farmers Market. Community Farmers Market is a year-round market featuring over 50 vendors with a variety of local foods and handcrafted items. The Market also regularly offers cooking demonstrations, folk school classes and live music. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. It is located at 2319 Nashville Road next to the WKU Store. For information about Community Farmers Market BG, visit www.communityfarmersmarketbg.com.

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It’s Here! The Third Annual KY/TN Latte Art Throwdown & Caffeination Celebration at Spencer’s Coffee to Benefit The Center for Courageous Kids!

By R. Justin Shepherd, Spencer’s Coffee
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Coffees from the best roasters in Kentucky & Tennessee. Lattes from some of the best baristas in a 200-mile radius. Door prizes, refreshments and more — admission is free, and proceeds benefit the Center for Courageous Kids!Baristas from Louisville, Nashville, Bowling Green and beyond will compete in a Latte Art Throwdown — and their beautiful lattes will be auctioned off throughout the evening. Major prizes await the winners! Meanwhile, a bevy of roasters from both ends of I-65 will be handbrewing their very best beans, no purchase necessary! A raffle will offer prizes from tons of local businesses as well as most of the cafes and roasteries represented, and we’ll even have craft beer on draft to liven things up!Last year’s event was a major success, and we’re hoping for even greater involvement this year. So please RSVP, share and attend — your taste buds will thank you, and hundreds of kids will be blessed through the work of CCK!Sponsored by La Colombe Torrefaction, Prima Coffee Equipment, Baratza Grinders, Sunergos Coffee, Micro-Roastery, Mistobox, Saint Anthony Industries, Barista Magazine and more.

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Come Save 10% at Bowling Green’s Premiere Candle and Gift Shop On Fountain Square! Scent of The Week, Autumn Seasonals!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 9:00 AM CST

Autumn Seasonals turn to be Candle Maker’s ‘Scent of The Week’ specials (plus the other scents for this month):

  • October 31st- November 6th Cucumber-Melon
  • November 7th- November 13th Blackleather Berry
  • November 14th- November 20th Cinnaberry
  • November 21st- November 27th Coca Mocha
  • November 28th- December 4th Strawberry Shortcake

This Month’s Scents of the week help you save 10% and enjoy the month. Don’t forget soon you will be able to order from Candle Maker’s On The Square online at candlemakersbg.com. Candle Maker’s is for everyone and who doesn’t love a candle. Make sure you get on their email list and check their facebook page out.

It’s Bowling Green Food Week! Today The Events Will Take Place at Dishman Mcginnis. This Week Is Sponsored by Barren River Food System Alliance. Make Sure To Show Up Tomorrow at Cambridge Market and Cafe.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 7:00 AM CST

Community Farmers Market will partner with the Barren River District Health Department, WKU Office of Sustainability and Community Farm Alliance to host Food Week 2014. The mobile farmers market will be distributing fresh food and educational materials to Community Action, HOTEL INC, WKU, Dishman McGinnis Elementary and the monthly Barren River Food System Alliance meeting at Cambridge Market at 10:00 pm.

There will be two mobile market sites open to the public. Here is a list of the rest of the weeks events!

  • Thursday October 23rd-BG City School Dishman Mcginnis (100% free lunch school) involving 435 students 69 teachers and staff.
    Community Farmers will partner with Kim Simpson with the Bowling City schools to use a Federal Fruit & Vegetable grant to allow students to shop the mobile market for fresh food that can be taken home.
  • Friday October 24th-Cambridge Market. 10:00 am
    The Barren River Food System Alliance will host a special monthly meeting to highlight successes in local and/or fresh food over the past year.  Cambridge will be sourcing local food for the lunch menu and participants are encouraged to purchase lunch.

Join us on Friday October 24th at Cambridge Market for a celebration of local food. We will host our monthly Barren River Food System Alliance meeting as well as a launch of the food system assessments that will help us create a better local food system. A local lunch will be offered at Cambridge market so please come prepared to support a local, independently owned restaurant by buying lunch!

Get active and help support the local food system anyway you can. One way is with Community Farmers Market. Community Farmers Market is a year-round market featuring over 50 vendors with a variety of local foods and handcrafted items. The Market also regularly offers cooking demonstrations, folk school classes and live music. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. It is located at 2319 Nashville Road next to the WKU Store. For information about Community Farmers Market BG, visit www.communityfarmersmarketbg.com.

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It’s Almost Halloween! 2014 Trick or Treat Tips from Doug Gorman and the Team at Booth Fire & Safety! Keeping Warren County Safe.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 12:00 PM CST

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

All items for a safer Trick or Treating can be found at Booth Fire and Safety. If you have a business or organization that needs help to insure the safety of the people and building itself, your local choice is Booth Fire and Safety. 538 State Street Bowling Green. Call them at 270.781.3330 or check their website out and fan them on facebook.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. (Flashlights Available at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. (Get First Aid Kits for any issues at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. (If you have a lit Pumpkin keep a Fire Extinguisher handy from Booth Fire and Safety)

A Clean Car Is A Safer Car! A Cheetah Clean Detail Can Help Limit The Germs and Illness Going Around This Time of Year, Keeping You Healthy and your Car a Healthier Place!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 11:00 AM CST

Everyone seems to be catching the snivels and coughs this time of year. Come to Cheetah Clean for help preventing those illnesses from spreading through your car. This piece from Allstate is very interesting and shows how you should be cleaning your car more often. It’s just good medicine. Call Jeff or text for an appointment, 270-883-5553 or landline 270-842-0286.

 

 Find out more by signing up for emails at the bottom of this website cheetahclean.com or via our facebook page. We are located at 941 US 31W Bypass! Down from Great American Donuts and next door to Lee Myles Transmissions & AutoCare.

Two popular area magazines are teaming up to bring information on local business and local food to southcentral Kentucky. EAT [Local Food for Everyone] and Buy Local Bowling Green have decided to join forces, creating one go-to magazine this holiday season.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 10:00 AM CST

Two popular area magazines are teaming up to bring information on local business and local food to southcentral Kentucky. EAT [Local Food for Everyone] and Buy Local Bowling Green have decided to join forces, creating one go-to magazine this holiday season.
“The EAT initiative was started in 2012 in order to make local food more affordable, approachable and accessible to everyone in our community,” said Michelle Howell, one of the magazine’s creators. “From the beginning, Buy Local Bowling Green served as a mentor, supporter and encourager of our efforts. It just makes sense for us to develop a partnership since many of our efforts overlap.
“We will continue to offer Bowling Green resources, spotlights and tips for sourcing from local farmers while collaborating with the additional efforts of Buy Local Bowling Green. This partnership will allow those involved in the LFFE initiative additional time to invest into efforts that continue to promote a better local food system. There is always more to be done, and we look forward to digging into those things in 2015. Several new projects are already under way or in the planning stages for the coming year. Through collaboration leaders who support a strong, vibrant local economy can continue ground breaking efforts and grassroots approaches to moving us forward.”
The move also made sense for Buy Local Bowling Green.
“Seeing what EAT does for the local community, it was a an easy decision to partner with them,” said Matt Pannell, creator of Buy Local Bowling Green. “They look out for the best interests of a major component of what we want to achieve, getting people to support and eat from the local food community. We are always excited to work with groups passionate about promoting the real local businesses that define the identity of our community — not to mention the work they do to help those who may need a little help in their time of need.”
The Buy Local Bowling Green and EAT [Local Food For Everyone] Holiday magazine will be released this November at partner locations throughout Bowling Green.
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Tomorrow, The Third Annual KY/TN Latte Art Throwdown & Caffeination Celebration at Spencer’s Coffee to Benefit The Center for Courageous Kids!

By R. Justin Shepherd, Spencer’s Coffee
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 8:30 AM CST
Coffees from the best roasters in Kentucky & Tennessee. Lattes from some of the best baristas in a 200-mile radius. Door prizes, refreshments and more — admission is free, and proceeds benefit the Center for Courageous Kids!Baristas from Louisville, Nashville, Bowling Green and beyond will compete in a Latte Art Throwdown — and their beautiful lattes will be auctioned off throughout the evening. Major prizes await the winners! Meanwhile, a bevy of roasters from both ends of I-65 will be handbrewing their very best beans, no purchase necessary! A raffle will offer prizes from tons of local businesses as well as most of the cafes and roasteries represented, and we’ll even have craft beer on draft to liven things up!Last year’s event was a major success, and we’re hoping for even greater involvement this year. So please RSVP, share and attend — your taste buds will thank you, and hundreds of kids will be blessed through the work of CCK!

Sponsored by La Colombe Torrefaction, Prima Coffee Equipment, Baratza Grinders, Sunergos Coffee, Micro-Roastery, Mistobox, Saint Anthony Industries, Barista Magazine and more.

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