Event Chair Trent Bryson, Honoree Doug Drummond, and Chief Executive Officer Don Rodriguez. Red Nose Donors Sharing Musical Theatre West’s Footlighters Spring Garden Party under the Bembridge House rose arbors are Peggy Miller, Pam Dingwell, Docent Joan Sasaki, Bembridge House Chairman Chris Hogan, Nancy Eilers, Ginny Pace and Jan Foster. Show Caption of Expand By Shirley Wild | [email protected] | Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: June 25, 2017 at 2:20 am | UPDATED: September 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm A theme of “Oceans of Opportunity” was selected for this year’s Boys & Girls Clubs gala, held on May 20, in honor of Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Doug Drummond. Nearly 450 friends and supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach gathered under a spectacular 20,000-square-foot tent at Marine Stadium for its annual gala presented by the Port of Long Beach and Tesoro. More than $375,000 was raised for the BGCLB’s after school … [Read more...] about Boys and Girls Clubs gala raises $375,000 for after-school programs
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Candy Mues Teacher's Name: Candy MuesSchool: Immanuel Lutheran SchoolSchool District: ValparaisoTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: She is very compassionate about what she teaches. She tries to keep the learning environment a fun place but still a learning experience.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: Every year around April time she takes the 8th grade class to Washington D.C. She enjoys it a lot. I still remember how much fun my trip was 4 years ago. Sara Hebble Teacher's Name: Sara HebbleSchool: Donald E. Gavit Middle SchoolSchool District: School City of HammondTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Sara is an exceptional Specialist Education teacher. She is an incredible support to her colleagues as well as her students. Her students respect her and are willing to put forth effort in her classes.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: Sara has taken on two additional classes this year and is consistently looking … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Slideshow: Celebrating Region teachers like Sarah Cunningham, William Ickstadt and Heidi Fields
Ellen Prahlow Teacher's Name: Ellen PrahlowSchool: Immanuel Lutheran SchoolSchool District: ValparaisoTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Ellen Prahlow is not only the 7th grade homeroom teacher, she teaches 6th grade language arts, 7th & 8th grade Spanish, and 7th grade social studies. Her passion for teaching extends beyond the classroom by encouraging her students to recognize that the world extends beyond their small corner of it.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: For the second year in a row, Ellen took her home room students to St. Louis for a five day service trip to work with inner-city children and refugee children. Students stayed at a Lutheran church were they cleaned, helped set up security cameras and spread mulch. During the trip, students were encouraged to see beyond their own little world in Valparaiso and to help others. Angie Karagiannakis Teacher's Name: Angie KaragiannakisSchool: Liberty Elementary SchoolSchool District: … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Slideshow: Celebrating Region teachers like Ellen Prahlow, Angie Karagiannakis and Jessica Uporsky
By Daniel Tedford | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: June 6, 2017 at 11:36 am | UPDATED: June 12, 2017 at 7:30 am We asked schools across Riverside County to have their valedictorians submit their photos and some biographical information to celebrate their achievement this year. The following are the high school valedictorians who submitted their information, including their high school activities, after graduation plans and their career goals. Congratulations graduates. Name: Zaneeya Leonardho Age: 17 High School: Rancho Verde High School GPA: 4.6 Activities: RV Scholars, National Honor Society, Key Club, Science Club, Western Science Center Museum, Bravura Youth Symphony Orchestra After Graduation Plans: I will be attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. as an undeclared major in the Georgetown College but intending to major in Political Economy and/or International Affairs. I plan on pursuing a Master’s Degree and Judicial Degree afterwards. Career Goal: I … [Read more...] about Photos: Riverside County 2017 high school valedictorians
Maybe it’s not so far-fetched that a dog can teach us tricks. That’s a lesson easily learned from Watson, a 4.5-year-old golden retriever and the 2017 Pet Parade pet of the year. To understand, you have to go back to the spring of 2016. With the kids off school, Annamarie Mann was working from home when the doorbell rang repeatedly. "I went down and it was our neighbor from a couple of doors down who said 'Is your golden at home?' And I said 'Yeah, he's downstairs.' “She's like 'Are you sure?' ” Annamarie suddenly wasn’t. "My heart just sank.” Less than a block down the street, she found Watson covered with a sheet. A strong gust of wind had blown the backyard gate open so Watson went exploring. When he bolted across the street, a driver didn’t have enough time to stop. Watson was hurried to a vet where Annamarie and her husband Geoff heard the bad news: their dog’s spine was severed. His back legs were paralyzed. They … [Read more...] about 2017 Pet of the Year: After tragedy, Watson the dog helps inspire and heal others
Happy 60th anniversary, mom and dad Ronald G. and Jacqueline R. Frey will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14.Ron and Jackie met at Janc's Drug Store in Hammond, and have made their loving home in the Hessville section of Hammond for the last 60 years.They are proud parents of four children, Ronald (Debra) Frey, Daniel (Diane) Frey, Marsha Frey and Janice Frey. They have two grandchildren, Adam (Jenny) Buchta and Michael Frey, and one great-grandson, Logan Buchta.Ronald served as Maintenance Superintendent at U.S. Steel Supply and Jacqueline was a devoted homemaker.Both enjoy spending time with family. Ronald is a member of Garfield Masonic Lodge and American Legion.Congratulations on your diamond anniversary!Love,Your family Happy birthday to Louise Butler Mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother Louise Butler is turning 80 years young!What can I say? We’re all blessed to have a person like you who always brings out the best. I will always … [Read more...] about Slideshow: Your Celebrations: Happy 60th anniversary, Ronald G. and Jacqueline R. Frey!
Dog Gone Problems is a weekly advice column by David Codr, a dog behaviorist in Omaha. David answers dog behavior questions sent in by our readers. You can reach him at [email protected] * * * Dog Gone Problems, My 2-year-old shepherd husky mix bit me with zero bite inhibition recently. He had a stomach thing going at the time (which was treated) combined with a thunderstorm and wind event when this happened. He was on the deck sleeping and I attempted to bring him into the house as I was going to bed. He wouldn't get up or come in so I went and got his leash and when I approached him, he went into a zone that scared me to death. He bit my hand and snarled like he was possessed. I retreated and left him out there for the night. I think I get what I did wrong, but now am afraid I've taught him that he is in charge and am afraid he will repeat this another time he doesn’t want to do something I ask him to. What should I do? Please help. He gets walked and goes to the … [Read more...] about Dog Gone Problems: Our dog refused to come inside and bit me when I got the leash
Different sections of the Community Planner rotate every Sunday. Email items to va[email protected] Venues must include a complete address with street number, street name and city, along with a daytime phone number. Franchised activities, taught on a professional basis, will not be listed. Professional groups • Shoals Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, quarterly, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, Shoals Regional Center, 512 N. Main St., Tuscumbia. Dates and times, 256-383-3503 Social/political • Colbert County Republican Executive Committee, 6 p.m., fourth Thursday, Donna and Friends Restaurant, 1325 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals. Fred Joly, 256-710-1440 • Lauderdale Chapter of Alabama Democratic Club, 1 p.m., second Saturday, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence. • Lauderdale County Republican executive committee, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Meeting locations: Josh Dodd, 256-366-2878. … [Read more...] about Community Listings
Seventeen-year-old E'Zohn Gathings said she wouldn't be the person she is today without the Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park."I have so many people who have taught me so many things," she said. "They taught me how to hold myself as a young lady, and how to make sure I keep my head up even when things get me down. They've also taught me how to stay out of trouble."Gathings and other children and their families joined community leaders Wednesday for a ceremony celebrating the reopening of the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park. The club closed at the end of August and is reopening after six months of major renovations to the 25-year-old building.The building now has new paint, new floors, new lighting, a new computer lab, new foosball, air hockey, pingpong and pool tables, new furniture and a new heating and air conditioning system. There is also a new career development space, including a teen job center. Each of the spaces for different age … [Read more...] about Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park reopens after renovations
This week marks the two-year anniversary of this column and sadly, its final day ... which means that it has lasted longer than most Hollywood marriages. After reviewing hundreds of tabloid magazine stories about surprising romances, rehab mishaps, hookups, screwups, bar brawls, impromptu weddings, predictable divorces, cute babies, not-so-cute babies, and too many DUIs to count, the time has come to print our final recap. To go out with a bang (I think Paris Hilton would approve, don't you?), I'd like to use this space to remember some of the biggest and best stories from the past two years. Since this is the closest I'll ever come to accepting an award onstage, I'd like to thank a few people along the way. First and foremost, I'd like to thank Britney. Sniff, sniff. Without you Brit, this column simply would not have been. You were its foundation week after week, starting with your surprise wedding to K-Fed. Oh, how we mourned at the time! We were so naïve back then. We … [Read more...] about So long, and God bless you, Britney Spears!