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AUG 2015

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 17 OVERHEARD CITY IN A SENTENCE HAIKU REVIEW A BIT OF HISTORY FROM U OF L ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Incorporated in 1817 and still unfnished in 1822 when a yellow- fever epidemic broke out in the city, the Louisville Marine Hospital, on Chestnut Street between Floyd and Preston, was initially designed to serve, according to the Encyclopedia of Louisville, "local citizens and the many boatmen who became ill on the Ohio River and disembarked at Louisville to recuperate or die." (According to the encyclopedia, before hospitals, an "improvised facility housed the infected poor, who were relegated to the pest house not for care but specifcally for quarantine. The wealthy and middle class were fortunate enough to be quarantined in their homes, where they often few yellow fags to warn others of illness.") The Marine Hospital became Louisville City Hospital in 1836, the same year two new wings were added. Due to a severe demand for beds, construction on a new building began nearby in 1911 and fnished three years later. In the early '40s, Louisville City Hospital became Louisville General Hospital, which became University of Louisville Hospital in 1979. This early-'40s photo captures student nurses wearing cuffed blouses with aprons and caps while participating in a frst-aid class. — Rob Cummins WE LOVE Bourbon History? Whiskey Row. Oh, no! Phoenix must literally rise from the ashes. If you want a ride to/from Bloomington, Indiana, Teddie can take you. CeeCee provides post-partum doula services, giving you TLC as you settle in with your new baby. Glenn is an expert in sustainable agriculture and can help you plant an edible garden. Can you fx fat bike tires for Julie? This is just a portion of what you can read at the website for Louisville TimeBank, which started in early 2012 and is pretty much what it sounds like — services valued by the hour and members (there are about 300 active) who can earn or spend hours with whatever skills they have to offer. You can take other members to the airport or watch their dogs for the weekend. And then another member can help you with grant-writing or launching a nonproft. The membership fee ($25 for individuals; $40 for couples) covers an initial criminal background check, liability insurance and the cost of maintaining a website. After a year, the organization requests donations. Beth Thorpe, the organization's lead coordinator, says she and her husband recently moved to a new house and members helped them with packing and painting. "You have to build relationships for it to work," Thorpe says. "You're not suddenly going to have everything in your life for free." Or, another option: Want to dedicate your time to a single issue? The Center for Nonproft Excellence has something called Board Match. Enter your interests and skills on an online survey, and the program will connect you with a nonproft looking for people with similar talents. — Mary Chellis Austin Wait a sec — didn't summer break just start? At Forecastle: "Who's playing next?" "War on Drugs." "I know we are!" "No, War on Drugs."

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