Villa Esperanza Services Announces 28th Annual Tournament of Hope – “Be True to Your School”

first_imgBenefits Villa Esperanza Services Announces 28th Annual Tournament of Hope – “Be True to Your School” Benefiting children and adults with developmental disabilities. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 | 11:13 am More Cool Stuff The tournament will feature a variety of contests and prizes, including a chance to win a cash prize with the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop. The winner of the Ball Drop receives $2,000! Numbered golf balls will be randomly placed into buckets and dropped from a helicopter onto the golf course with one designated winning hole. The ball landing in or closest to the hole is the winner. Individual balls cost $20, or purchase 10 balls for $100. To purchase a ball, visit All online ball purchases must be made by Friday, September 11, by 12 noon (PST). Additional balls will be available for purchase Monday, September 14, at the Tournament of Hope registration table. Business News Villa Esperanza Services is an unique nonprofit organization offering a lifeline of services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Villa serves individuals of all ages who may be challenged by autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Villa’s programs bring hope to these individuals and their families and generate meaningful life accomplishments. Each of Villa’s special needs programs are delivered by expert, dedicated staff and supported by a wide range of community volunteers. For more information please call (626) 449-2919 or visit HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 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 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. Community News Villa Esperanza Tournament of Hope Committee (L-R) Brij Lal, Jenny Seto, Paul Marks, Lisa Sloan, Michael Erickson, Debbie Meymarian- Tournament Co-Chair, Gioia Pastre. Not pictured: Chuck Tapert – Tournament Co-Chair, Elizabeth Barajas, Nikhil Lal, Corey Waite and William Waller. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Villa Esperanza Services Tournament of Hope sponsored by Wells Fargo tees off on Monday, September 14 at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The “Be true to your school” themed event includes a helicopter golf ball drop and live and silent auction during dinner. Subscribe Villa’s Tournament of Hope committee includes Co-chairs Debbie Meymarian, owner of The Body Firm, and Chuck Tapert of Stone Tapert Employee Benefits and committee members Elizabeth Barajas; Mike Erickson, CFA, Abbot Downing, Wells Fargo; Brij Lal and Nikhil Lal, Wrapper, USA; Paul Marks, Neufeld Marks & Gralnek; Lisa Sloan; Corey Waite, Colliers International; and William S. Waller, Esq., Pillsbury. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS “We are looking forward to another fabulous Tournament of Hope. We are appreciative to all who support this event and continue to “Be true to Villa,” shares Kelly White, Villa’s CEO. “This tournament raises critical dollars to support Villa’s programs for children and adults with special needs.” Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor for the 17th year. Villa is grateful to all of their current corporate sponsors including Abbot Downing, CDS Insurance Services, DJP Fund, Parsons Corporation, Pillsbury, Silk Purse Renovations, Stone Tapert and Whittier Trust for launching this year’s tournament with “true” school spirit. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Cycle Lane on Limerick’s Shannon Bridge to remain as Council reviews…

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleBREAKING — Five patients in hospitals in Limerick and Clare test positive for COVID-19Next articleRound Up: Limerick SFC, IFC & JAFC Second Round Review Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img BusinessLimerickNewsCycle Lane on Limerick’s Shannon Bridge to remain as Council reviews Covid PlanBy Meghann Scully – August 25, 2020 323 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter LIMERiCK City and County Council has announced that the cycle-lane on Shannon Bridge, which was installed during the summer months as part of the Guiding Limerick Through Covid-19 plan, is to be retained.The re-purposing of one of the in-bound lanes on Shannon Bridge as a two-way cycle-lane was based on the need to provide safe cycling access to the city centre from the north side of the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This was identified as a priority in the Limerick Metropolitan Cycling Study and in the proposed new Transport Strategy for Limerick. Shannon Bridge had been selected for the trial as it had the space to implement the changes whereas the other city bridges did not. Brian Kennedy, Director of Service, Physical Development, Limerick City and County Council said “Following a review of the temporary Covid-19 measures and to provide a safe segregated crossing point for cyclists, it has been decided to keep the cycle lane in place with plans for a more permanent solution to be designed and constructed effectively.”“The cycle lanes have worked well during the trial period with user numbers exceeding those prior to the measures being put in place. We are aware that school traffic will increase in the coming days but we are working proactively with schools in the area and our traffic management department on this issue.”“In addition, design work has commenced to provide permanent cycling infrastructure on the bridge linking Condell Road cycle route with the city centre.  The Council will monitor traffic usage on the bridge and keep it under active review.“Similarly, the learnings from the data throughout the summer will inform the implementation of future transport projects in Limerick, specifically in relation to the Shannon Bridge, the City Quays and the South Circular Road.”Changes to the phasing of the Government’s Roadmap for re-opening society and business and delays in moving through the phases resulted in some of the Covid19 measures proposed in the council’s plan regarding the promotion of the night time economy and public animation events being postponed or curtailed.Changing our Public SpacesNew parklets have been built on O’Connell Street and Catherine Street. These will remain in place to allow for alfresco dining and enhance the area.  We will consider applications for additional parklets on a case by case basis.Catherine Street:  With only a small number of commercial premises benefitting from the temporary measures due to the delay in proceeding to phase 4, the Council has decided not to extend the part closure of one block of the street at weekends post August 31. The council, though, will consider proposals to pedestrianise the street for events on a case by case basis.The temporary pedestrianisation measures on Howley’s Quay/ Nicholas Street/ Denmark Street, Upper Denmark Street/Robert Street will cease as planned on August 31.The traffic restriction measures on South Circular Road, O’Callaghan Strand and the City Quays will also cease as scheduled on August 31. The traffic restrictions on the Old Dublin Road had already been removed.Applications for temporary road closures for specific cultural animations and events will be considered on a case by case over the coming months subject to public health guidelines.The Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (LSMATS) will be launched by the National Transport Authority shortly which will provide a framework for all future sustainable transport measures and these city locations will be considered for future sustainable infrastructure.The 25kph advisory speed limit will continue to operate in the core city centre, while the council has commenced the process of providing permanent statutory speed limit reductions in this area.Free on-street parking on Saturdays will remain in the city centre for rest of the year. Parking will also be free on Saturdays in Abbeyfeale and Kilmallock. Newcastle West has always had free parking on Saturdays.The installation of click and collect zones and the licensing of outdoor furniture for the hospitality sector has been a success and will be maintained.Culture and Place-MakingA total of 14 grant awards have been made to date under the Creative Animation Grants Scheme.  However, due to the delay in moving to phase 4 of the government re-opening, some of these are currently postponed and will commence again once the national guidelines allow them to do so.Decorative lighting was installed on Thomas Street and Bedford Row, a 3D game was created in Arthur’s Quay Park with The Panoramic Wheel in situ until the end of September.Business SupportsAlmost €7m has been paid out to over 1,650 local businesses as part of the Business Re-Start Grant. Applications remain open for the Business Re-Start Grant Plus with payments due to commence in the next number of weeks.Almost half a million euro was paid to local businesses who availed of the Trading Online voucher with another €1m paid to businesses availing of the Business Continuity Voucher.220 stores continue to successfully trade on with the Council’s 50 Days of Summer Tourism campaign generating a significant amount of national profile for Limerick with over 84,000 competition entries and a tourism marketing campaign continuing until Sunday 13 September.last_img read more

Group discusses off-campus ties

first_img In keeping with the dialogue about increasing service and improving community relations, Ryan Holly, off-campus president, suggested a “don’t forget South Bend” campaign, which would involve joint efforts between students and alumni in helping the community. “We thought it would be a great way for students to feel part of Eddy Street,” student government president Catherine Soler said. Punchcards will be distributed on campus Friday, and students who visit all the vendors will receive a free shirt or tote bag. “It would be a clearinghouse; sort of an agenda for service opportunities,” Soler said. The Council also discussed a seeming decline in volunteer work undertaken by students, which was highlighted in last year’s improveND survey. “It would be a great thing for the community to see students and alumni together. It could go to benefiting nonprofits in the community,” Holly said. Soler concluded the meeting with reminding Council members of the importance of continuing to encourage students to be mindful of police in the approaching football weekend. “We want to again encourage people to be safe, be aware and make smart decisions,” she said. “Last weekend was great, and we want to continue with that.” The night after the block party, C.L. Lindsay — an attorney who speaks to students about interacting with law enforcement — will be returning to campus to have a dialogue with students. “According to the survey, students did not do as much service as people think, especially the male population” Soler said. “We know there’s football season and other things happening, but it’s something for us to think about.” Soler said Pat McCormick, Social Concerns Committee chair, is working to develop a site which would give students greater access to available volunteer options. The following Monday, Morrissey Manor will be holding a panel with members from the Office of Residence Life and Housing and the Notre Dame Security Police, tentatively scheduled for 8 p.m. in DeBartolo Hall. In light of an upcoming presentation by Soler to the Alumni Association, alumni relations were also discussed. Members discussed events planned for the weekend of Sept. 17. On Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m., student government will be co-sponsoring a block party at Eddy Street Commons, meant to encourage students to explore the Commons. “All the vendors are going to have open doors with either discounts or freebies,” Erin Pankiw, director of Special Events, said. “It’s just kind of encouraging students to go and see what’s there. They’ll be able to offer feedback about what they’d like to see at Eddy Street.” The Council of Representatives’ (COR) Tuesday meeting concentrated on upcoming educational events for students about the law, boosting student volunteerism and upcoming community relations events.last_img read more

Meet man who lives with 2 girlfriends, plus more

first_imgStuff 14 April 2015Adam Lyons is one guy who definitely doesn’t agree with the old adage “three’s a crowd”.For the UK-born dating coach lives happily with his two girlfriends – and two children – in their LA home.Lyons, 34, and his partners Brooke Shedd, 26, and Jane Shalakhova, 25, even share a super kingsize bed, and take it in turn to spend date nights together.Add to the mix his girlfriend Shedd’s 5-year-old son, from a previous relationship, and her newborn son with Lyons, named Dante, and you have one rather bustling household.The self-titled “throuple” insist their unorthodox arrangement provides an excellent family environment, as with two partners, Lyons will “never have to leave my kids with someone I don’t trust”.“We’re just like any other family. Except in ours, there’ll be one dad and two mums who live under the same roof – and there’ll be nothing but love for our children.” he told the Daily Mail. read more

Sororities increases spring recruitment

first_imgPanhellenic sororities participating in continuous open recruitment have extended bids to 64 women this semester. This number shows a significant increase to the amount of women who have chosen to participate in COR.“This is the first year we’ve seen such large numbers, which can be attributed to more chapters participating in COR,” said Panhellenic President Caroline Cannan. “Last year we had 39 bids, so we’re hoping for a full double.”COR is an informal recruitment process that takes place during the spring and provides transfer and spring admits a chance to rush for a sorority without having to wait for formal recruitment in the fall.After formal recruitment was held last fall, chapter totals were increased by National Panhellenic guidelines, allowing several houses the ability to expand. As a result, six out of 12 sororities are participating in continuous open recruitment this semester.“It’s up to the individual chapters how they pursue [recruitment],” Cannan said. “Some have hosted more publicized formal events while others choose to get to know girls in a very individualized process.”This semester, recruitment events have ranged from larger activities, such as cookie-decorating parties, to one-on-one outings for coffee or lunch, depending on each chapter’s approach to COR.Cannan explained that informal recruitment provides a more relaxed alternative to fall recruitment.“Fall recruitment is a very formalized system where girls visit every house and narrow down day by day, whereas informal recruitment is much more relaxed since you can reach out to the houses that you see a potential fit in,” Cannan said.Melanie Allegretti, president of Sigma Delta Tau, joined her house through COR and explained that she has found that the less formalized structure brings in several girls each spring. Sigma Delta Tau has extended 14 bids this semester and plans to have a second round of COR in the coming months.“We love finding more girls with similar values and ideals, so if we can increase our chapter size, we can make a bigger difference in things like philanthropies and making connections,” Allegretti said. “COR is a really fun way to engage with new people on a one-on-one level. I actually met my little through COR last semester.”New members through COR receive “big sisters” and go through the same general initiation process as individuals who go through formal recruitment. Later in the semester, new members are initiated according to national guidelines so that they are eligible to recruit new members formally by the next fall.Over 1,000 women participate in formal recruitment each fall, but the opportunity to go through informal recruitment is not as widely known.To promote COR this year, Panhellenic had representatives at the orientation for spring admits and transfer students to compile a list of women interested in COR, which they gave to eligible chapters. They also answered questions at the involvement fair and sent letters to incoming women about the chapters participating in COR.“Some girls decide they want to wait [until formal recruitment] and go meet every single chapter, but I encourage those who are even a little open to COR to check it out,” Cannan said. “You never know what connections you’ll be able to make, and if it doesn’t work out, you can always wait.”last_img read more