Tickets Available for Five Acres Annual Gala on May 2

first_img Top of the News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top Row from Left to Right: Natalie Bazarevitsch, Don Boline, Erin Sloan, John Vidalakis (Home Host), Nicole Rasic, Matt McIntyre, Jennifer Berger; Middle Row: Sheila Rossi, Trish Gonazales, Kirsten Hansen; Front Row: Shoshana Puccia, Mimi Carter, Kris Ordaz, Brandon Ito. Photo credit: Courtesy of Five Acres More Cool Stuff “By supporting Five Acres’ critical programs including foster care, adoption, therapeutic residential care and mental health care for at-risk families, you can help stem the tide of children entering the foster system,” said Boline and Carter. “Your generosity will directly connect children in need with safe, permanent families of their own. Let’s transform what home looks like for kids in Southern California.” Working tirelessly to create a multi-faceted experience for its guests, the gala sponsorship committee has secured amazing live auction vacation destinations. These items include: Cabo San Lucas for one week with airfare to explore the exciting water-based activities and hopping nightlife; Casa Del Mar near Cabo to discover the natural beauty of Chileno Beach and Costa Azul Beach; Vail Condominium, your gateway to winter sports; a Newport home for a delightful staycation; an adventure trip to Mammoth, and a Montana home to relish the breathtaking wide-open skies. Five Acres, a foster/adoption, residential and community-based mental/behavioral health charity, is hosting child welfare advocates and its supporters at Sunsets in Santorini: Five Acres’ Annual Gala on Saturday, May 2. Held in the spectacular Mediterranean home of Diane and John Vidalakis in Pasadena, the event will raise funds to support the more than 10,000 children and families it serves annually. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena About Five Acres Tickets are available for $275 each or an early bird special for a table of 10 is $2,500. To purchase gala tickets, visit or contact Five Acres at (626) 773-3776. 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news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Leading the gala sponsorship committee are Co-Chairs Don Boline and Mimi Carter, who have brought all-star volunteers together to support this event: Auction Co-Chairs Kathleen Green and Shoshana Puccia; Opportunity Co-Chairs Natalie Bazarevitsch, Trish Gonzales & Nicole Rasic; and additional committee members Jennifer Berger, Andie Burke, Renee Chang, Chelby Crawford, Michele Doll, Tami Gittleman, Sheila Grether-Marion, Kirsten Hansen, Brandon Ito, Dawn Kim, Kelley Bannon Lashley, Heather Lillard, Celeste Liversidge, Sue McGuirl, Matt McIntyre, Mariann Nolan, Kris Ordaz, Chris Selak, Erin Sloan, Emily Street, and Erica Tejeda. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Generous supporters and underwriters have stepped up to ensure that Five Acres fulfills its commitment that every child belongs in a loving and permanent family: Cathay Bank, Stephen and Chantal Bennett, Dr. Annette Ermshar & Associates, Specialized Psychological Services, Don and Jill Boline, Kirsten Hansen, John Palacio & Nicole Rasic, Richard A. 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Serving more than 10,000 children and family members annually across six counties, Five Acres now strives for permanency—a permanent, loving home—for all children in their care. The three pillars of safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for its programs and guide the steps as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 220 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Benefits Tickets Available for Five Acres Annual Gala on May 2 STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 1:02 pm “Inspired by the beautiful blue and white of the Greek Isles, this night of gourmet food, cocktails, music and dancing will reflect the charity’s love and support for the over 20,000 children living in foster care within our cities, needing permanent family solutions,” said Jennifer Berger, Five Acres’ chief advancement officer, adding that guests will be treated to live entertainment with dancers and Past Action Heroes, an 80s and 90s cover band.last_img read more

Abbeyfeale undergoing a gilt edged renaissance

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement NewsCommunityVideoAbbeyfeale undergoing a gilt edged renaissanceBy Rose Rushe – July 19, 2019 597 Linkedin Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img The Rev William Casey memorial, Abbeyfeale.Photo: Cian ReinhardtWHAT Abbeyfeale has as its backbone is ‘the good of the people’ to haul it into this prospering era. The most signal example of this vigour is the Abbeyfeale Community Council (ACC) which works with a dozen stakeholders – State agencies, voluntary and private enterprise – to advance the town.Maurice O’Connell, a North Kerry native who put his roots down in the town 20 years ago, has served as council chairperson since this voluntary body was established in 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I am very clear about being chairperson and not chairman as that brings it home that the  position is open to everyone,” Maurice jokes, hoping to clamber off this lofty perch soon enough.The Council’s hard work has brought immense reward to the hinterland and feeds into many regional bodies.“The town is going through a multi million euro transition with a new traffic plan. As part of that, Limerick City and County  Council (LCCC) have bought the building next to where the E-Hub is going to go. That will be turned into a car park and a new civic space,” he reports.“Then in about five years from now, there is a plan for a ring road from town to Newcastle West. This will take the heavy traffic off and allow people a safer, more enjoyable life.“It won’t be a full blown bypass and that’s important, to distinguish the difference. We are keeping it close to the town if people want to come in.“Last year, we were overall runners up in the JP McManus-sponsored Going for Gold competition and this year, Abbeyfeale has been shortlisted for Pride of Place. We will know later on in the year how we have done in that.”Abbeyfeale is shortlisted by LCCC for one of the categories in this 26-county competition that rewards incentivised communities.“We will go forward to the national awards of Pride of Place.“That follows through then as ACC was closely involved with a project with the City and County Council’s Healthy Limerick initiative. We were shortlisted for a national award there for a project we did around Abbeyfeale health with them.”There’s more ‘best in practice’ to report, evidence of the town’s rising profile and fortunes, with Abbeyfeale Town Park’s win this Wednesday 17 of worldwide status – the Green Flag Award for excellence in presentation.Continue reading below…The International Green Flag Award  sees this park added to a list around the world that are deemed to be of exceptional standard.“It was Abbeyfeale Community Council that helped them with the application and to source some funding to prepare for same,” Maurice confirms.“I am absolutely thrilled with Green Flag win as for me, it represents all the hard work of volunteers over the past 20 years, the committee and obviously those in the Community Employment Scheme, without whom it would not be a success.“Tidy Towns is involved with all the groups, along with ourselves. And the town is a fantastic example of the work and the effort they put in over the last number of years.”“A lot of the progress that is ongoing and planned for Abbeyfeale is down to the very good relationship between ourselves and LCCC, Innovate Limerick and West Limerick Resources. We’ve done quite well.”“Do you know about the Greenway? Because another few million is after being released for the people of Kerry.”The Greenway has been magnetising tourists for a while now. It used to be called the Great Southern railway line, the 40km that used to run from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale.“Kerry County Council has now been awarded around €3million to extend it into Listowel, which is the next extension and eventually it will extend back to Tralee. The old railway tracks have been taken up and it is already a major tourist attraction for cyclists and walking groups but the connection to Kerry is important.” WhatsApp TAGSAbbeyfealeabbeyfeale town featureCommunitylimerick city countyNewsSpecial Featurevideo Previous articleNew folk direction for Danny VaughnNext article101 Limerick announced as Finalists for the 2019 Bar of the Year Awards Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Rest In Peace, Kofi Burbridge

first_imgIt is with incredibly heavy hearts that we confirm the death of 57-year-old Kofi Burbridge, multi-instrumentalist of Tedeschi Trucks Band, who passed away yesterday. According to the Allman Brothers Band, with whom Kofi sat in over 20 times, he died in Atlanta “following complications surrounding treatment for an ongoing cardiac issue.”If you were to ever ask bassist Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band) who his biggest musical influence was, he’d say his brother Kofi. He is the reason Oteil started playing drums, and then bass: to jam with his older brother who displayed immense talent during their childhood. He was said to have “perfect pitch” around the age of seven, which turned into playing keyboards, organ, and the flute for touring bands like Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band, winning Grammy Awards with both.Read Oteil Burbridge’s 2013 Tribute To His Big Brother Kofi BurbridgeHis musical career, though, of course, routes back to Atlanta with Col. Bruce Hampton. His first-ever band was called Knee-Deep and featured Oteil and drummer Jeff Sipe. The band only lasted about a year but led him to the “Grandaddy of the Jam Scene” during his musical conquest. Kofi later joined Aquarium Rescue Unit, sans Bruce, with Oteil and Sipe, appearing on 1994’s In A Perfect World.In the 1998, Kofi joined Butch Trucks’ side-project, Frogwings, with Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Count Mbutu, Marc Quiñones, John Herbert, and John Popper.Kofi officially joined Derek Trucks Band in 1999 and has been making music with the guitarist ever since. He appears on all Derek Trucks Band albums from 2002 through 2010 (seven total), and every Tedeschi Trucks Band album to date (six total). Trucks often cites Kofi as one of the core parts of his bands and credits him with major songwriting roles.In June of 2017, Kofi suffered a massive heart attack that kept him from the road. He eventually went back on TTB tour, but his health was once again compromised in early January as he wound back up in the hospital due to a “setback”. Renowned keyboardist Gabe Dixon is currently on the road with Tedeschi Trucks Band as a fill-in for Kofi. There has yet to be an announcement about who the permanent replacement will be.Yesterday, Tedeschi Trucks Band released their latest album, SIGNS, their first record since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The extended period of time between albums is a result of the major losses experienced by the band over the last several years. During the recording process, the group lost several of their mentors: Leon Russell, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Derek Trucks’ uncle and original Allman Brothers Band drummer, Butch Trucks, followed by Gregg Allman later that year.The 11-track album includes all original songs which were recorded live on two-inch analog tape at their Swamp Raga Studio. TTB brethren Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Doyle Bramhall II, and Marc Quiñones also appear on the record.As the band notes in a press release, “Signs confronts loss, heartbreak, and politically troubled times with a credence and conviction that puts the group’s undying world-class musicianship and collaborative spirit on full display. It’s a genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.”In celebration of Kofi Burbridge’s final work, listen to the album below:Rest in Peace, Kofi Burbridge. There will be few spirits, minds, humor, and talents like yours to follow.last_img read more

EPL: City target Villa’s scalp

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Man City vs. Aston VillaVenue: Etihad StadiumKick off: 12:30PMManchester City resume Premier League action this afternoon with a game against Aston Villa at the Etihad.The Premier League champions will hope that they continue to make up ground on leaders Liverpool, who are six points ahead of them in the Premier League.Pep Guardiola’s men have responded in ideal fashion to suffering a damaging 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to the international break.The Citizens claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, who are something of a bogey team, ahead of recovering from going a goal down to thrash Atalanta 5-1 in the Champions League.As domestic football returns to the Etihad this weekend, City players will know that slipping up at home even once more this season could have fatal consequences for their title defence.Following consecutive years during which it seemed as if nobody could touch them, the Premier League champions possess greater firepower than ever but perhaps have more question marks surrounding their capacity to hold firm at the back.Indeed, in the wake of Vincent Kompany’s departure, combined with injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, it has been demonstrated by both Norwich City and Wolves that hitting City with fast counter-attacks down the middle of the pitch can open up gaps in behind.This current impediment, along with more intangible factors like “pedigree” and “heritage”, may combine to explain why City could struggle in Europe again this season – a problem that is preventing this side from joining the pantheon of the game’s very best teams.However, when it comes to these games at home against lesser opponents, City will always back their attacking unit to substantially outscore whomever they come up against.Today’s visitors will take heart from the blueprint laid down by Wolves but must also be conscious of the fact that this City team has scored 21 goals in six home games since August.The story of Villa this season has been one of a team which has almost visibly grown into its skin since the opening weekend.Defeats to Bournemouth and Crystal Palace along with a tepid home draw with West Ham United during the club’s opening four league games were indicative of a team which, although solid at the back, looked to be missing something going forward.However, it seems as if a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, which saw the visitors take the lead twice and lose the game to a last minute goal, served as something of a turning point when it came to the intensity of Villa’s performances.Since that loss, Smith’s side has managed at least two goals in every game, including an impressive 5-1 victory over Norwich at Carrow Road that was hallmarked by a front three of Jack Grealish, Anwar El Ghazi and Wesley cutting through the Canaries at will.Moreover, the Villans have been bolstered by the strong form of attacking midfielder John McGinn, with the Scot scoring three goals and claiming one assist this term, often making smart late runs to join attacks and create overloads through the middle.If Villa are to pull off one of the shocks of the season at the Etihad this weekend, the aforementioned attacking quartet must make use of any pocket of space that happens to come their way. Watford, for example, actually had an excellent chance to equalise after just five minutes at the Etihad, only to squander it and end up losing 8-0.Smith has so far refused to deviate from a rigid 4-3-3 system, whose primary aim is for the team to attack and defend as one unit, and will need his players to function as one perfectly unified entity if they are to succeed at keeping this City team at arm’s length.Then again, as every team knows, even being perfect against such a litany of superstars can sometimes not be quite enough. Manchester City possible XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus.Aston Villa possible XI: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Hourihane, McGinn, El Ghazi, Grealish, Wesley.Tags: Aston VillaEPLManchester Citylast_img read more

14 Stars arrive in Kenya ahead of Congo, England clash

first_imgFourteen Black Stars players have arrived in Kenya ahead of the double header against Congo on Sunday in the 2012 Nations Cup qualifier and an international friendly against England two days later.The players include locals Sammy Adjei, Nathaniel Asamoah, Ernest Sowah, and Berekum Chelsea’s Emmanuel Clottey who earned a late call-up as replacement for injured Sulley Muntari.Greece-based Bernard Yao Kumordzi, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu and Samuel Inkoom have all reported at the Nairobi camp for the crucial duels.Stars’ coach Goran Stevanovic is expected to begin his full training session Tuesday by which he would have had his full compliment of 24 players.The Stars need a good result in Congo to shore-up chances of qualifying into the 2012 Nations Cup to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.Important as the qualifier may be the Stars know what victory against England in the international friendly will do to their confidence. It is the first ever encounter between the two sides at the highest level.Chairman of the Black Stars Management team and Vice Chairman of the GFA, Fred Pappoe told Joy Sports the team is well aware of the enormity of the task ahead and will do their possible best to grind good results especially in the Congo game.Source: read more