BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT AND COLONIAL GARDENS PARTNER TO GROW AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE PROGRAMMING

April 24, 2019

The (BSSD) is partnering with to expand district agriculture and horticulture programming for students of all ages. The ongoing relationship impacts students from grades 4 through 11 (high school juniors) and includes the creation of two internship opportunities at Colonial Gardens beginning Summer 2019.“Most kids aren’t going to consider a career in horticulture if they don’t understand the impact of plants and healthy soil in our world. Our goal is to help connect youth with the natural world to foster an appreciation for horticulture and agriculture,” says Kelly Chamberlain, Colonial Gardens General Manager. “The new generation is very concerned about our planet, and the best way to save the world is through horticulture. It is our hope, through partnerships like this, that we are able to attract young people to our industry and narrow the present-day age gap.” Dr. Annette Seago, BSSD Deputy Superintendent, agrees: “Hands-on...

JDUBCARTER MUSIC ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SINGLES "LEGENDARY DUBSTYLE" & "GIVE NO FKS"

April 24, 2019

JDubCarter Music & Publishing L.L.C is “back to the future” after a “blast from the past”. After releasing “Memoirs From my Grandmother” by Marion Carter, JDubCarter Music & Publishing returns with Recording Artist and Songwriter JDub Carter to launch two new singles titled, “Legendary Dubstyle” and “Give No Fks”. On one hand, it features an authentic style of hip-hop music with thought-provoking subject matter and skilled lyrical content (Legendary Dubstyle). On the other hand, it bolsters that Southern, beat-driven, melodic anthem (Give No Fks), that will have clubs , shindigs, cookouts everywhere “lit”. “Give No Fks” has a clean version which will make it more fun and interactive for the the younger generation to dance to it. “These two singles represent different regions and contrasting styles of music. For our consumer base who love lyrics, we have “Legendary...

The Collection of Actor Ron Rifkin Part I & Others

April 25, 2019

On May 5th, Auctions at Showplace will present the first of two auctions featuring items from the collection of celebrated stage and screen actor, Ron Rifkin. A native New Yorker, Rifkin, has garnered acclaim for his work on and off Broadway including a 1998 Tony Award for his performance as Herr Schultz in the musical revival of Cabaret. His numerous movie credits include JFK, The Substance of Fire, and most recently the 2018 hit remake of A Star is Born. On TV, he is best known for his recurring role as Arvin Sloane opposite Jennifer Garner on the ABC series Alias, and as Saul Holden on the series Brothers and Sisters.Off-screen, Rifkin has been recognized for his refined taste in art and design. He and his wife Iva were profiled by the New York Times Magazine in a 1997 article regarding their downtown loft. Described by the Times as “inveterate collectors” the Rifkins amassed an impressive collection of mid-century...

Backyard Products announces consolidation of Play Division operations in Canton, Georgia

April 25, 2019

Backyard Products (“Backyard”), a leading marketing and manufacturing Company of Outdoor Structures (Play, Sheds) announced that it is consolidating all of its play operations into a new 220,000 sq ft facility in Canton, Georgia. The Play division includes Swing-N-Slide, PlayNation and Gorilla branded play sets and accessories.Currently, Backyard’s play operations are spread out between Swing-N-Slide’s operations in Janesville, Wisconsin and three additional manufacturing/warehouse operations in Canton, Georgia. “By the end of this year, we will consolidate all of our Play division activities under one roof in a large new facility in Canton, Georgia to more efficiently service our customers and improve our long-term competitiveness in the market place” said Thomas van der Meulen, CEO of Backyard Products LLC. As a result of this consolidation, Backyard will phase out of its Janesville, Wisconsin operations by the end of this year....

HELLAS STEPS UP IN BIG FOOT COUNTRY WITH $7.8M DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT

April 25, 2019

What started as just a dream in 2014, will soon be a reality for the Chiefs of Big Foot High School in Walworth, Wisconsin. The Big Foot Union High School District hired Hellas Construction for a complete renovation to its 37 years old sports complex including football, baseball, softball, track and tennis courts.  School Administrator Doug Parker said, “I was a freshman at Big Foot when this complex was first built. Now, I will be the district administrator when the new complex is built. It's truly an honor to give back to the community that gave so much to me and my family.” Parker was hired in July of 2017 by the board of education to make this dream a reality. He believes sports is an integral part of education, just like academics, the arts, and...

A New A Cappella Festival In Arizona

April 24, 2019

A Cappella Syndicate is hosting the A Cappella Del Sol music festival on February 22, 2020 at the new Madison Center for the Arts in Phoenix. A Cappella Syndicate is organizing and producing the inaugural A Cappella Del Sol music festival.  A Cappella Del Sol will be a day-long event centered around a singing competition.  The competition will have a “youth” category for high-school age groups (18 years and younger) and an “open” category for singers of any age. The music festival will also include an educational workshop in the morning and a showcase performance in the evening.  The evening performance will include the top winners in each category from the competition along with a special performance by A Cappella Syndicate.  The public is invited and encouraged to be a part of the audience to support these singers during the competition and evening performances. Be a part of this...

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional names new Head of School and launches new Middle School program for students with no prior Spanish experience

April 24, 2019

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional () has announced the appointment of Dr. Paola Clark,as its next head of school, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Clark will succeed Jon Fulk, who will have completed his 11th year as head of EBI. “The EBI community is thrilled to have Dr. Clark as our next head of school,” said board chair Eric Elia. “The leaders of the future must be great communicators and collaborators who will need to adapt to a changing world and workplace throughout their lives. Dr. Clark is an innovator who is student-centered and committed to our mission, making her the ideal leader to carry the program into the future.” Dr. Clark understands the value of language immersion education and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, as student, educator, administrator and IB examiner. “EBI is one of four independent schools in the United States that provides a PK-8 IB education in a Spanish-English immersion program and the only...

Trump's 2020 Challenger Is From His Own New York City Backyard

April 25, 2019

ROBERT ARDINI FOR PRESIDENT Robert Ardini - the 2016 Republican Nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Trump’s New York Congressional District - is challenging the President for the 2020 Republican nomination. “I support President Trump and hope and pray everything he is doing will be hugely successful. And it may. Trump is a lucky guy. But if left to my own devices, I would do some things differently when it comes to the national debt, budget deficit, foreign affairs, term limits, gridlock, and health care. And, the most effective way I can bring attention to MY solutions, is to step up and run for President.” - Robert Ardini Robert Ardini, Republican Candidate for President in 2020 When...

Tina Jo Takes Art and Fashion Photography to New Levels of Creativity

April 25, 2019

When it comes to capturing the essence of fashion and art, more and more fashion brands, events and entertainment companies, and art curators are turning to . Based in Los Angeles, this native of South Korea is fast making a name for herself as the go-to photographer in reimagining her subjects. Her clients are mainly based in California and New York and include artists, fashion brands and designers, art curators and galleries, entertainment businesses and magazines – even other photographers. She is also often contracted for personal portrait work by these same clients. Some of her national and international commercial customers have included Urban Outfitters, Irene’s Story, FATL, Cats Got the Cream, Vince, American Apparel, Loxely Lane and Anreko. Her work for Riot Games was seen on ESPN and in the Daily Mail, Inven Global, Forbes, Washington Post and more. Tina Jo received her bachelor’s in photography from...

Macao, China to Launch Inaugural “Art Macao” Event This Summer

April 24, 2019

Macao, China to Launch Inaugural “Art Macao” Event This Summer From June through October, Macao will transform into an urban art gallery, simultaneously celebrating the arts and providing a platform for cultural exchange  

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