PEN Celebrated 10 Years with Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting

first_img Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Sunday, April 10, at Claud Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen. The event included a wine tasting, craft spirits tasting sponsored by Pasadena’s micro distillery Stark Spirits, Beltran’s eclectic appetizers, and desserts from Nothing Bundt Cake. Live music, a silent auction, and a recognition event topped off the celebration.PEN is a network of more than 1,000 parents who support and send their children to Pasadena Unified School District schools. The grassroots nonprofit, which was founded in 2006 by a group of preschool parents, promotes family participation in public education in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. The PEN Founding Families will be recognized for their vision and commitment to providing parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources that they need to become engaged parents in our community’s public schools. Additionally, PEN recognized three outstanding volunteers who represent the type of involvement for which they advocate.Richard Webster is co-President and a board member of the Helen and Will Webster Foundation. The Foundation primarily supports initiatives that help young people, with an emphasis on funding educational and children’s health issues. Richard has been actively engaged with PUSD both as a parent and as a supporter of many academic programs that have improved student learning in PUSD. He and his wife Kim Kenne, who is the Vice President of the PUSD Board of Education, believed in PEN’s mission from the beginning, and have remained actively involved with PEN during its 10 year history.Kitty Cahalan is currently the President of the Pasadena Unified School District PTA Council. During her tenure, PTA membership increased while other districts declined. This lead to the Council receiving the First District PTA Renaissance Award. Previously, Kitty was a Vice President and Auditor for the PTA Council and held numerous positions on the Longfellow Elementary PTA. Additionally, she has been an active classroom volunteer, supporting science activities and events. For her next gig, Kitty will be the PTA Membership Chair for Blair International Baccalaureate School.Monica Obregon is the President of John Muir High School’s PTSA, a position she has held for the past two years. Monica revived Muir’s PTSA, increasing membership from four parents to more than 100. She actively supports the school’s academic academies, participates in parent and student orientations, and has built bridges with the surrounding community. Under her leadership, the PTSA has initiated a School Beautification Day, Honor Roll dinner, a monthly teacher breakfast, and more. She is a role model for how parents can support all students at their schools.PEN’s Founding Families are Kristin Maschka & David Hitchcock, Maggie & Chris Brandow, Jackie Clem & Chris Whiting, Brence Culp & Mark Goodstein, Haley & Marc Karish, Julie & Tod Cole, Christine & Larry O’Brien, Julie & John Root, Jennifer McCreight, Kim Kenne, and Dhari Thein.PEN is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes family participation in public education to benefit all students. PEN provides services to help parents explore and evaluate their public school options as well as become volunteer leaders in their schools and in the district.For more information contact PEN at (866) 216-7334 or www.penfamilies.org. 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Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Benefits PEN Celebrated 10 Years with Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 2:23 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving at Columbus Zoo

first_imgfilo/iStock(COLUMBUS, OH.) — The Columbus Zoo has a lot to be thankful for after a polar bear cub was born on Thanksgiving Day.The sweet, new addition was born to mother Aurora and father Lee early Thursday at 12:43 a.m., the zoo announced in a press release.“The Animal Care team notes that Aurora is being an attentive mother to her new cub, who has been observed nursing,” the zoo said in a statement. “As Aurora continues to care for her cub, she and her little one will remain in their private denning area behind the scenes until spring.”Although there is no pregnancy test for polar bears, zoo officials said they were monitoring Aurora after they had observed behaviors that indicated she may be ready to have a cub.The new mama bear was “frequently resting in her den leading up to the cub’s birth,” the zoo shared.“Polar bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any mammal due to delayed implantation, during which a fertilized egg does not implant in the uterus for several months to ensure the cub is born to the mother at the best time for survival,” according to the zoo.Tom Stalf, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium president and CEO, praised the Animal Care team and said he is “very proud of the continued success” of the zoo’s polar bear program.“The birth of this polar bear cub is extremely exciting, of course, but the work of our team isn’t over as the survival rate for a delicate cub during its first few weeks is low based on a variety of factors,” Stalf said. “The polar bear is a species that continues to face many threats to their survival, and we are not only helping to contribute to their future with these births, but we also remain committed to sharing the knowledge we gain through these experiences with our conservation partners and others working to help save polar bears.”The zoo has given more than $250,000 to polar bear research in the Arctic and is designated as an “Arctic Ambassador Center by Polar Bears International (PBI).”Aurora, 13, has previously given birth to three litters, with three surviving cubs relocated to other zoos.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Plays Four Sets Of Music At Horning’s Hideout, On This Day In 2001 [Full Audio]

first_imgThere’s something magical about the words Horning’s Hideout to fans of The String Cheese Incident. Nestled in the hills of North Plains, OR, the storied grounds have played host to many String Cheese runs throughout the years. The events are often transformative, with musicians and fans coming together to create transcendental experiences.That was certainly the case on a beautiful Saturday, eighteen years ago today, when the Horning’s venue hosted String Cheese Incident for a three-night run. The 2001 Horning’s Hideout run came to a peak on the second night, when Cheese played a total of four sets throughout the day. Starting early in the day, the band played two full sets with big improvisational jam sessions before treating fans to a famed “Ritual Set.” The set included an hour-long jam session that weaved through “Rivertrance” and “Land’s End Reprise,” though it focused heavily on the jamming!Related: Kyle Hollingsworth Talks The String Cheese Incident’s 25th Anniversary [Interview]As if that weren’t enough, the band returned for a fourth set, late-night style. This time, SCI recruited members of The Motet to help out, as well as bassist Tye North. Vocalist Jans Ingber lent his voice to “Use Me” and “Lean On Me” in that final set, bringing this performance to a grand finale.Check out the full audio recording from the night, as taped by John Hart and Gordon K, and a full setlist below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[Audio: John Hart]Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR – 8/11/01Set 1: Cedar Laurels, Joyful Sound > Jam¹ > Remington Ride, Latinissmo, Bigger Isn’t Better > Jam > SmileSet 2: Shakin’ the Tree > Jam > Tom Thumb’s Blues, Turn This Around, Dudley’s Kitchen, Outside Inside, Don’t Say > Jam > RolloverSet 3: (Ritual Set): Rivertrance¹, Jams > Land’s End RepriseSet 4: Round the Wheel, Miss Brown’s Teahouse² > The Chicken > Drums > Chamber Maid, Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother, Use Me, Blackberry Blossom³, Lean On MeNotesTye North took over on bass midway through Miss Brown’s and played the rest of the set. Entire set also with members of The Motet: Mike Tiernan (guitar), Greg Raymond (keyboards), Scott Messersmith and Dave Watts (percussion), Matt Spencer (bass), and Jans Ingber (vocals on Use Me and Lean on Me).¹ with Wheel Hoss teases.² unfinished.³ with Is This Love teases.[Originally published 8/11/17]last_img read more

Commissioners to discuss APC membership ordinance

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Board Of Commissioners will discuss the topic of the re-establishment of Area Plan Commission Membership Ordinance as proposed by the Franklin County Area Plan Commission. They will be discussing an amendment to section 80.02 E of the Franklin County Citizens and Subdivision Ordinance.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 am in the Commissioners/Council Meeting Room #203 on the 2nd Floor of the Franklin County Government Center, 1010 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, IN 47012.last_img read more

Rory McIlroy disappointed despite tightening grip on Race to Dubai

first_img ” I played fantastically well. I could have been five under through five holes easily. I hit the ball beautifully. E verything was just firing today and that’s why I’m walking off the golf course a little bit disappointed because that 65 could have easily been a 62 or a 61. “The good thing is there’s still one round of golf left. If it had been the final day, I’d be kicking myself with some of the chances I missed. I’m playing lovely so it bodes well for tomorrow. It’s exactly where I want to be, in contention going into Sunday, so it’s all good.” Asked about trying to win the Race to Dubai for the third time in four years, the 26-year-old added: “I t’s just a matter of trying to focus on myself, try and win the golf tournament, and that’s all I can do. “It’s my last round of the year and I want to make the most of it. I’d love to finish the year on a high and win the Race to Dubai and I guess more importantly, win this tournament. Another tournament win, that’s what I really want. “At the end of the season, if I walk away with four wins, it’s still pretty good. Even though it wasn’t the season that I wanted, it would just be huge to walk away here on a high tomorrow.” McIlroy had moved into the outright lead with a hat-trick of birdies from the 13th, but Sullivan responded superbly with birdies on the 15th and 17th to card a 68 and edge back in front, much to the delight of his 30-strong fan club from Nuneaton. “It would be an absolute dream come true to win tomorrow when playing with Rory in the final round,” said Sullivan, who used to stack shelves in a supermarket to fund his golf but is the only three-time winner on the European Tour this season. “I’ll try not to think about it too much to be honest. ” It’s great. There’s no pressure on me. I’m not expected to win, am I? No one is going to expect me to beat him tomorrow. So for me it’s a nice position to be in, one in front. I’m going to go out and play golf and enjoy watching the (former) world number one play golf. World number three Rory McIlroy tightened his grip on the Race to Dubai despite being frustrated by his lowest round ever at the DP World Tour Championship. “I’ve won three different ways this year, one in a play-off, once coming from behind and the other leading from the front. I’ll be trying to pull on as much experience as I’ve got. He’s got a little bit more than me, but I’ll just go out there and try and do my best and play as good of golf as I can and hopefully the putter stays hot.” Willett trails McIlroy by just 1,613 points in the Race to Dubai but looked to be drifting out of contention before playing his last five holes in four under par, carding birdies on the 14th and 18th and holing from 30 feet for eagle on the 15th after driving the green. “It was a good day,” Willett said after signing for a 67. “I kept digging in and looking at the leaderboard and knowing people were shooting low scores helped give us a kick up the rear. From nowhere we gained three shots on the field and got back into the mix. “I don’t think we are going to see Rory coming backwards so we need to shoot a good round tomorrow and see what happens.” American Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed, who lost a play-off for the BMW Masters on Sunday, is three off the lead after a 68, with Byeong Hun An and Emiliano Grillo a shot further back. Former US Open champion Justin Rose crashed out of contention with a 78. McIlroy fired eight birdies and one bogey in a third-round 65 to lie one shot behind England’s Andy Sullivan but crucially four ahead of Danny Willett, his nearest rival in the battle to be crowned European number one. ” I guess you can’t really walk off this golf course, especially in these conditions, and shoot seven under and not feel good about yourself,” said McIlroy, who missed from four feet for birdie on the 18th. ” But at the same time, I feel like it could have been a lot better. Press Associationlast_img read more

Betcart – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference March 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Betcart is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Natalie Berenato, the company’s Head of Marketing and Affiliates, about what she is looking forward to at the conference, what attracted Betcart to sponsor the event and the status of its application for a UK licence.SBC: Why did you choose to sponsor Betting on Football 2017?NB: We’re happy to be able to sponsor such an important event within our industry. SBC has been a pivotal partnership for us and we find these focused events a brilliant tool to not only catching up with our peers, but to be updated with many important key topics in the sportsbook industry.SBC: What are you most looking forward to at the conference?NB: Catching up with our affiliates as well as meeting new ones, of course we know that these events are attended by the top personalities in the industry. All the talks about the different markets will be of great interest and we’re looking forward to some professional and high-level comments from some industry experts.SBC: Ahead of sponsoring the UK-hosted #bofcon2017, what is the status of your application for a UK licence?NB: We will be able to update our suppliers and affiliates on the status of it before the conference.SBC: You previously stated that the “true gold” in affiliate partnerships lies in the quality of service and the relationships built; are there any specific affiliates that you are looking forward to meeting at Stamford Bridge?NB: We’re very open to collaborate with any affiliate that is willing to work hard with us to make our partnership a success. We’re focusing our 2017 targets in specific markets, such as Scandinavia, so it will be of interest to us to focus on those countries, but we’re looking forward to speaking to anyone interested in working with us!SBC: And finally, which parts of the conference agenda have caught your eye?NB: The market profile tracks talks will be highly interesting for us, and of course the networking at the end of each day!last_img read more

Wenger fumes over ‘scandalous’ penalty as Arsenal crash

first_img“We had many situations when we could have scored the second and didn’t.“After that we were unlucky because the decision on the penalty is a bit ridiculous.“Then we panicked a bit in the last seconds. We didn’t need to give the ball away.” Iwobi dribble pass Watford playersWatford, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal were the victims of a “scandalous” penalty decision in their shock 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.Wenger’s side were leading through Per Mertesacker’s first half goal when referee Neil Swarbrick ruled that a challenge from Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin on Richarlison was worthy of a penalty.Television replays suggested Richarlison made the most of minimal contact, but Watford’s Troy Deeney stepped up to convert the spot-kick. Arsenal trail Premier League leaders Manchester City by nine points and Wenger admitted his side had paid the price for a sloppy second half display.“We dropped our level in the second half. We lost our fluency, despite that we had the chances to score two or three,” he said.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Tom Cleverley struck Watford’s winner in stoppage-time to hand Arsenal their first defeat in eight games in all competitions.Gunners boss Wenger was furious with the penalty, saying: “It was a scandalous decision, but what can we do? Nothing.“You can talk and talk but at the end of the day they scored.last_img read more