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BBA readies SpringFest

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Auxiliary donates to TAC The Troy Arts Council Auxiliary’s main and only purpose is to support the Troy Arts Council in all its activities… read more Book Nook to reopen Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell BBA readies SpringFest Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Rain is in the forecast for Saturday but that hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Brundidge Business Association members nor has it changed their plans for SpringFest 2014.“SpringFest on Saturday is a ‘go’ rain or shine,” said Dixie Shehane, festival chair of the sponsoring BBA. “Weather predictions can change between now and Saturday and we are planning to have a great SpringFest – our 4th Annual SpringFest.”Shehane said interest in the festival has been tremendous, especially in the last week.“We’ve added 12 arts and crafts vendors and that brings the total to between 45 and 50,” she said. “And, that’s just the arts and crafts. The spots for food vendors sold out early. We’ll have all of the traditional festival foods and then some.”In addition to the shopping opportunities and the eat-treats, Shehane said the kids’ activities will provide loads of fun and the entertainment will be outstanding.“Studio 116 in Brundidge and Walgreens in Troy will have a variety of arts and crafts for the kids to create. We’ll have inflatables, too, so there will be a lot of fun for the kids to have while their parents shop and enjoy the entertainment,” Shehane said.“The entertainment will get off to a great start with Lenny Trawick and his band at 8:30 a.m. Tammy Chavers will be on stage at 11:30 a.m. with Charlie. Tammy is a ventriloquist and she brings Charlie to life. You won’t even think of him as a dummy.”At 12:15 p.m., the Pike County High School Jazz Ensemble will perform and Henry Everett and Casual will take center stage at 1 p.m. and close out SpringFest 2014.Shehane said SpringFest is an opportune time to spend time together as a family and to treat mom to a Mother’s Day outing.“I don’t know of many moms who wouldn’t be thrilled to be treated to a mom’s day out at SpringFest on Saturday,” she said. “So, plan to make SpringFest a family outing because we have something fun for everyone. There’s no admission charge to SpringFest.  We just want everyone to come and have a good time.” By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Email the author Published 9:03 pm Thursday, May 8, 2014last_img read more

first_imgAs communication rapidly evolves in today’s global society, one Notre Dame alumnus is helping the Vatican incorporate new media into its mission. Thaddeus “TJ” Jones, a 1989 graduate of Notre Dame, was present when Pope Benedict XVI officially launched the Vatican’s website, news.va.com, and wrote the first papal tweet on the eve of the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul. News.va is an aggregator website that pulls together content from all of the different Vatican news sources into a single web page. Jones is the news.va project coordinator and an official at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. “If you want to get your word out, you have to look at how best to do it,” Jones said. “We wanted to engage with more social media in the way other organizations do already and be present in the dialogue of new forms of communication.” Jones said 35,000 people became followers of the news.va site within the first hour after Pope Benedict XVI’s tweet, which read, “Dear Friends, I just launched news.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI.” The way the world communicates has evolved and changed over the years, Jones said, and the Vatican strives to keep up with new forms of communication. “The Vatican has an important message, and we have a duty to improve the way we get this message out,” he said. He said the Catholic Church is a community of believers that spans the globe. “News.va is meant to get the news out about the Pope to this universal church. Our idea was to bring news about the Pope to one portal to get information to the people,” he said. News.va brings together content from a variety of Vatican news sources, including the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore The site is available in English, Italian and Spanish and French. The main page also includes links to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages. “The look of the website is inviting and not too formal,” Jones said. “We are trying to present the site in an attractive way for our audience.” Although the site has been successful so far, Jones said improvements are in the works. He said there are plans to make the site completely media platform compatible by augmenting the video selection and improving the live streaming of papal events. “Our goal is to make the site accessible to everyone,” he said.   Jones has worked at the Pontifical Council since 2003. He is also involved in assisting television networks in broadcasting major papal events like Christmas, Easter, the funeral of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to his current position, Jones had worked for 10 years at the Vatican Radio. He said his experience as a reporter gave him excellent background for coordinating the news.va site.   He also said his Notre Dame education helped to prepare him for his work at the Vatican. “The Catholic atmosphere at Notre Dame is enough to give you a sense of what it means to belong to the Catholic Church. My Notre Dame education gave me an ethical foundation,” Jones said. “There’s an emphasis at Notre Dame of making a morally and ethically informed person, an excellence in preparing a person spiritually and intellectually.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Essex,Jim Glanville, general manager of The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex (Burlington), Vermont, received the prestigious Borden E. Avery Innkeeper of the Year award from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Chamber’s annual Hospitality Gala Tuesday night.According to the Chamber’s press release, ‘The Borden Avery award is the Vermont hospitality industry’s most prestigious award, designed for individuals who have held long time, high profile positions in the state’s tourism industry.’Glanville, a career hotelier and native of Baltimore Maryland, moved to Vermont in 1995 to further his career in Hospitality, raise a family and realize his childhood dream of living in the Green Mountain State. In 2003, he became Vice President & General Manager of The Essex Resort, and he helped turn the once-boutique country hotel into the Burlington area’s only AAA 4-Diamond Resort.The Chamber’s release continued, ‘While creating a new Vermont visitor destination, Glanville has led the renaissance of The Essex through a comprehensive rebranding project and the development of a broad range of upscale activities and amenities, all the while maintaining a commitment to hands-on management of a team of 180 professionals. Glanville also is a community leader, and advocates on behalf of Vermont tourism as a whole.’About The Essex Resort & SpaNestled on 18 acres between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, The Essex Resort & Spa is a 120-room resort and spa featuring world-class cuisine in two restaurants: Butler’s Farm and The Tavern. The Essex is also the home of Cook Academy, Vermont Tennis Vacations, and it features dozens of onsite activities and amenities, including golf, hot air ballooning, and fly fishing. Visit The Essex on the web at: www.VtCulinaryResort.com(link is external) Source: The Essex. 9.22.2010last_img read more

first_imgMatch: Ghana v MaliVenue: Regional Stadium, WellingtonTime: 4am GMT–The city of Wellington will be painted with African colours when the Black Satellites take on Mali in the round of sixteen knockout game at the Fifa Under 20 World Cup on Wednesday.At stake is a quarter final place and this will be the third meeting between the two sides within the space of three months. They faced each other twice in the African Under-20 Championship with each team claiming a victory each.Ghana reached the knockout phase of this World Cup by topping their group with seven points. The Satellites did so by scoring five goals and conceding thrice.The Malians on the other hand had to go through a finger-chewing casting of lots to determine whether they placed second or third. Although the Young Eagles lost the ballot and placed third after having identical results (points and goal difference) with Uruguay, the west Africans qualified as one of the best third placed teams.The Young Eagles have scored three goals and conceded three up till this point. Ghana Team News:Sellas Tetteh is expected to have both Clifford Aboagye and Samuel Tetteh available after both suffered knocks in the game against Panama.Ghana will however be without left back Patrick Asmah who received a second yellow card to render him ineligible for tomorrow’s tie.Inter-Allies left back Patrick Kpozo is expected to replace him in the only change to the team that defeated both Argentina and Panama. Tetteh is confident of his side’s chances ahead and feels his squad have braced themselves to face every challenge.“We have prepared the boys to expect the challenges of the next stage, but I think we are capable of moving forward. We are very, very capable. We are going to work seriously towards that and we will see how it goes,” Sellas Tetteh said in an interview”The game against Mali is going to be tough. They beat us in group stage during the Africa Youth Championship, and we also beat them for third place. This time around we have to beat them to prove we are better than them,” Cagliari midfielder, Godfred Donsah said ahead of the game on Wednesday.Defender Patrick Asmah, who will not be available for selection after accumulating two yellow cards, says they are capable of winning.“Playing Mali will be very difficult but I trust my colleagues to deliver because we have done it before.” “We played this same team at the African Youth Championship in Senegal in March and we lost the first game but managed to beat them in the third place game so we can defeat them again.Mali Team News:Malian coach Fanyeri Diarra will have a full squad to choose from as he prepares for this game.Lille striker Adama Traore who has scored two goals in the tournament is expected to provide the firepower upfront.Adama Traore and goalkeeper Djigui Diarra are the new faces expected in the squad that last faced Ghana in Senegal. –last_img read more