Best Buddies to hold first Friendship Walk

first_imgThe Best Buddies of Notre Dame will hold their first Friendship Walk and 5K Run tomorrow morning to benefit Best Buddies Indiana. Junior Elizabeth Klinepeter, president of the club, said the event is designed to spread the impact the organization has on those with developmental disabilities. “Best Buddies is an international organization and their largest fundraisers throughout the country are state Friendship Walks,” Klinepeter said. She said while state chapters hold a Friendship Walk each spring, Notre Dame is one of three college chapters to host the first collegiate Friendship Walks. “We will be having a 1.5-mile walk and a 5K run starting at Stepan Center, going around South and God Quads, and ending at Stepan Center,” Klinepeter said. “All of our chapter members and their buddies will be walking with us.” Klinepeter said she hopes the walk attracts many people from the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s communities. Junior Nick Pellegrini, the event’s coordinator, said the proceeds from the Notre Dame event will benefit Best Buddies Indiana. “This is a fundraiser for chapters, specifically across the state of Indiana, to support people with developmental disabilities in their specific areas,” Pellegrini said. Pellegrini said planning for the walk began last summer and continued through the academic year. “Most of the planning this semester has been a combination of working with the Best Buddies Indiana Office, our club officers here on campus and [the Student Activities Office (SAO)],” Pellegrini said. “We have weekly conference calls with the state office and, in between them, meetings with SAO to try to prep for the event and make sure the race logistics are organized well.” The event encourages close interaction and brings participants together, Pellegrini said. “This walk is a good example of bringing our colleges students and buddies together for a fun event and raising awareness on campus by walking through campus,” he said.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Supergirl Lands Perfectly for Jeremy Jordan & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Supergirl Lands Perfectly for Jeremy Jordan & Laura BenantiSuper news for Supergirl! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series, which features Broadway faves including Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti, has landed a prime Monday night 8PM spot on the CBS schedule right after football. The very thought of Jordan in his rumored Toyman supervillain outfit has gotten us trying to set our DVRs for November already… Check out the trailer here.Darren Criss Crashes Les Miz StageHedwig’s Darren Criss will (briefly!) switch Broadway houses on May 19! The former Glee star will take the stage at Les Miz’s home, the Imperial Theatre, to host the 10th Anniversary celebration of Broadway Junior, the Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program. Students from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan will perform song and dance numbers from their school versions of Broadway musicals, including Into the Woods JR, Disney’s Aladdin JR, Fame JR, Annie JR, Hairspray JR and Schoolhouse Rock Live JR. Bradley Cooper Set for TV Recurring RoleRemember Bradley Cooper’s 2011 movie Limitless, where he took a pill that enabled him to access 100% of his brain’s abilities? The Wrap writes that the Tony nominee will reprise his character of Edward Mora in a TV adaptation for CBS. The series, which will be a sequel to the film, is set to star Jake McDorman, who is best known for his work on teen drama series Greek. Cooper’s a busy man—he will begin performances on May 19 in the West End transfer of his Broadway hit, The Elephant Man.Megan Hilty Pilot Not Picked UpNot so great TV news for Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty and Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Their untitled comedy pilot, penned and executive-produced by Winkour’s hubby Judah Miller, is not moving forward at ABC, Deadline reports. However, silver linings: Hilty has hinted that she might be returning to the stage this fall and of course we have a certain Smash-ing concert to look forward to soon.Tony Nominee Andy Karl Gets ArtyMore young talent! On the Twentieth Century Tony nominee Andy Karl will emcee the fifth annual Student Theatre Arts Festival on May 18 at the American Airlines Theatre. The Education at Roundabout event will feature the work of students from 14 partner schools, representing the five boroughs of New York City. Between this and the Criss hosted occasion, we’re sure that there’ll be at least one or two future Broadway stars treading the boards next week…! View Commentscenter_img Darren Crisslast_img read more

Your Southern Garden

first_imgWhile tasty tomatoes may make gardeners smile, smilax does not. Reeves shows how to control the thorny menace. “Your Southern Garden,” produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UF IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by sponsorship from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Clemson Cooperative Extension.Watch “Your Southern Garden” on select public TV stations in Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Check local listings for details. If you are ready for fresh summer tomatoes, don’t miss “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves May 14 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Show host Reeves visits Bonnie Plant Farms to track down how millions of tomato plants grow from seed to finished plants found in garden centers. Tomatoes require training. Bonnie Plants’ David Chambers shares tips. If you like tomato and okra stew, you can find out which method of pre-germinating okra seeds works best. Does bleach really help? last_img read more

Welcome to Summer Time in Knoxville, TN

first_imgBe prepared for some sort of festival or free music on Market Square while you’re in town and if you’re around on a Saturday, don’t miss the Market Square Farmer’s Market. If you leftyour boat at home, head to Billy LushBoards and Brews for a paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or hydro-bike rental. River Sport Outfitters has all the gearyou may need while in Knoxville. Float down the river in one of their boats or ridea bike along the more than 85 miles of greenway in town. Look out forglimpses of blue heron and otters at Holston River Park as you paddle the Holston River, the longest tailwater inthe Tennessee Valley. Get onto the historic French Broad River, the third oldest river in the world, at SevenIslands State Birding Park. Explore natural trails and inspiring views of theSmoky Mountains. Launch yourboat from downtown at Ned McWherter Parkor Bicentennial Park and paddledown the Tennessee River.Get off the river at various pointsalong the way to enjoy the greenways, trails, and playgrounds in the heart ofthe city. Spend the whole day at ConcordPark. Less than half an hour from the city, you’ll feel worlds away. Paddleon Fort Loudoun Lake, swim off the beaches, and enjoy local music during theSummer Concert in the Park series.   Stay on the south side of the river for great food and brews or scootback across the Gay Street bridge for an extensive offering of restaurants,breweries, roof top patios, and music venues located throughout Market Squareand the Old City. Plan ahead for a Full Moon Paddle on the Tennessee River withBilly Lush Boards and Brews or take aride with Knox Brew Tours to tap into Knoxville’s beerculture. Stop at the Ijams Nature Center for a hike aroundthe old Meads and Ross Marble Quarries, nature programs, rock climbing, andNavitat’s tree-based adventure park. Far out adventure in the heart of a thriving city. That’s what you’ll find in Knoxville. Located at the head of the Tennessee River, surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, and quarries, this city offers authentic outdoor adventure just minutes from a vibrant downtown.   StayAwhile Knoxville is making quite a name for itself as a culinary and craft beertown. For a truly one of a kind experience, plan a trip to Pretentious Glass & Beer Co., a studio/brewery where you canenjoy hand-crafted beer in a hand-crafted glass and watch both created on-site. Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is aspectacular thousand-acre outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike,climb, paddle, or just wander in the woods – within the heart of the city. Over50 miles of trails and greenways connect you to a beautiful nature center,pristine lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, fivecity parks, and a 500-acre wildlife area. There’s an adventure foreveryone!  Ready? Go explore. Get away. It’s closer than you think. Choose your own adventure… in Knoxville. last_img read more

Binghamton’s Voices Recovery Center brings awareness to addiction

first_imgThe center held an event at its Prospect Street location where people could share stories of their struggles. Addiction counselors were also there to help. Voices Recovery is a non-clinical facility that offers different events and groups to help those battling addiction. The director of the center, Jeffrey Eaddy-El, says it’s important to show people what’s happening in their own community. Here is a link to their Facebook page. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Monday is National Overdose Awareness Day, and one local organization says it’s a problem that hits close to home. Voices Recovery Center in Binghamton used the day to raise addiction awareness. “Not too long ago we had an epidemic of Fentanyl and Heroine overdoses and this is just one of many ways that Voices Recovery Center makes it known to the public,” said Eaddy-El about the event.last_img read more

Small wonder

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Westfield prepares fund for UK assets

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Weekly Update: Sending Help to Houston, Calling for Universal Lead Level Testing, Joining Bipartisan Governors to Strengthen Health Insurance Markets

first_img September 01, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update As the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey continued to spread in Gulf Coast, Governor Wolf announced Sunday that PA Task Force One would depart for Texas to assist in water rescue efforts. On Tuesday, the governor announced that members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard would also be departing for Texas to assist with communication efforts as the hurricane continued.“Pennsylvania is ready and willing to offer any support needed for those affected by this historic natural disaster,” Governor Wolf said. “Our hearts go out to residents, law enforcement, responders, National Guard, PA Task Force 1 team members, and all others affected and involved.”On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released its latest report on lead prevention in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf announced his support for universal blood-lead level testing for all children, under the age of two, in Pennsylvania and called on the Department of Health to work with the General Assembly and communities to draft legislation requiring the testing.On Thursday, Governor Wolf joined a group of bipartisan governors to send a letter to Congressional leadership that detailed recommendations to strengthen health insurance markets.“I am proud to again join bipartisan governors from across the country to help improve the health insurance system,” said Governor Wolf. “We must protect the gains we have made in Pennsylvania and many other states, but we all recognize that there are commonsense changes that can make the cost of care less expensive and more accessible. Instead of working to destabilize the health insurance system, Congress should work with governors to improve the system for all Americans.”Governor Wolf’s Week, August 27, 2017 – September 2, 2017Sunday, 8/27/17PA Task Force One Departs for Texas; 45 Members Receive Federal Mobilization OrdersMonday, 8/28/17Governor Wolf Celebrates Landmark Animal Protection Legislation Becoming Law TodayTuesday, 8/29/17Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen Depart for TexasGovernor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that Law to Increase Penalties for Endangering Children is Now in EffectWednesday, 8/30/17Governor Wolf Calls for Universal Testing of Blood-Lead Levels in Children StatewideGovernor Wolf Announces Stolen Valor Law Protecting Benefits for Service Members, Veterans Now in EffectGovernor Wolf Encourages Travelers to Utilize Online Traffic Tool for Labor Day Travel PlanningThursday, 8/31/17Governor Wolf’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Celebrates Reduction of Opioid Overprescribing in First YearWolf, Bipartisan Group of Governors Release Plan to Strengthen Health Insurance MarketsHighlights from The BlogGUEST BLOG: National Recovery Month is a Time to Celebrate Our Shared SuccessesAugust Jobs That Pay Update: Supporting Start-Ups, Celebrating Expansion, Revitalizing NeighborhoodsHighlights from TwitterPA stands ready to provide whatever help we can to citizens and first responders in Texas or any other state impacted by #HurricaneHarvey.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 27, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Weekly Update: Sending Help to Houston, Calling for Universal Lead Level Testing, Joining Bipartisan Governors to Strengthen Health Insurance Markets Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Congrats to all @LittleLeague World Series participants — the showing of talent, sportsmanship & love of the game was an inspiration.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 28, 2017last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Signs House Bill 2418

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 30, 2020 Bill Signing,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 2418, which extends the sunset date for the Geospatial Coordinating Board by four years; and provides for the Treasury to submit a COVID-19 debt cost reduction review to the General Assembly. The bill also requires SERS/PSERS to provide annual baseline projections to the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), and to provide information for actuarial notes to the IFO within 14 days of request.Ver esta página en español.center_img Gov. Wolf Signs House Bill 2418last_img read more