Section 2, part 2
(2) Catherine O. in MA: Thanks Blaine-jokes are the best!!!
(3) Robin S. in PA: Ben Afleck’s new film, Argo, is a must-see. Be prepared to be disturbed.
(4) Natalie K. in PA: Have you seen Argo yet?  We really liked it.  Also watched “The Way” with Martin Sheen on Netflix and “Dark Passage” with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall on TCM.  Taped it a while ago — finally got to watching it.  Liked it a lot.
(5) Annemarie E. in NJ: Hi all – I read this article today (apparently it’s been doing the rounds of popular news sites) and was surprised that Verizon is actually collecting all kinds of information on how I use my phone.  Read the article linked here   and if you want to Opt Out – simply click on “opt out” at the end of the 5th paragraph.  After signing in to your account you’ll see three separate opt out areas you’ll want to check.

I’m sending this to everyone I know who may have Verizon.  I apologize if you do not use Verizon and are getting this, but you may know someone you want to forward this to.  Of course if you are OK with them monitoring your usage just ignore this.

(6) Terry V. in NC: Thanks for your e-newsletters. They are a delightful brak from the stress of the campaign trail.
Note: Terry Van Duym is a candidate for Buncombe County Commissioner. I have been very impressed by her, and I do believe that she would be worthy of your vote.
(7) Barbara H. in PA (commenting on a computer tip in BLAINESWORLD #834 about what to do if you get a call from Windows Technical Support):Oh, if you can possibly spare the time (or are a multi-tasker), don’t hang up on these honest and hard-working people! My Personal Best has been 23 minutes until they got so frustrated THEY ACTUALLY HUNG UP ON ME!!!. How excessively rude!

I spent close to 10 minutes with one particular gentleman who was (initially) very patient with me when I kept insisting I didn’t know what he meant by clicking “start” on my desktop…because there isn’t anything on my desktop except my computer. And I don’t need to start that because it’s already on. Besides, it has an on/off button. The TV has the clicker; should I click to start the TV?

When asked for the serial number I either tell them I can’t find the one on the computer, would one from a box be OK–then I give them the serial number from the box that once held the cable converter (or I tell them my cereal number is Fiber One).

These are the only nuisance calls that leave me smiling and THEM with the ulcer and the headache. Strangely, though, I haven’t gotten any calls in a couple of months.


Section 12A: Stuff I’m involved in

(1) A Taste of SART

The SART family presents:
A fun evening of entertainment and confections.
WHEN:  Sunday, October 28th
WHERE: Owen Theatre, Mars Hill College, 44 College St., Mars Hill, NC
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
Partake of the parody of Julia Childs’ kitchen.
(Bradshaw Call)
Relish a swig of soothing solos.
(Liz Aiello)
Savor the sweet music of Godspell.
(The Mars Hill College “Showstoppers”)
Sip the wholesome sounds of gospel music.
(Vicki Sorensen)
Enjoy sound “bites” of the plays for next season.
(Bill Gregg)
End the evening with a sampling of smooth coffee, luscious chocolates and homemade
Donations are welcomed. Help us pay the royalties for the plays this coming season.
So we can plan refreshments, etc., kindly send an email to: and indicate your name and how many will be attending with you. Thank you!
(2) ScriptFEST 2012

SART’s 31st Annual Playwrights’ Conference

November 2 – 4, 2012

(a weekend of new plays)

Evening Performances: Nov 2, 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM
Afternoon Performances: Nov 3 & 4 at 2:00 PM

UNC Asheville
Reuter Center – Manheimer Room
Asheville, NC

FREE to the public!

SART actors, Mars Hill College Theatre Arts students, and members of The Autumn Players from Asheville Community Theatre will read five new full-length plays selected from those submitted by playwrights far and near with discussions to follow.

To note:

1. If you have any acting and/or directing experience and would like to be considered as a possible performer or director in the above, please send an email to: and put “ScriptFEST Volunteer” in the subject line.

2. If you’d like more information on the various plays, please send an email to: and put “ScriptFEST Information” in the subject line.


Secton 12B: Other NC events

(1) Asheville Jazz Orchestra  w/ wonderful buffet dinner White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain, North Carolina
Saturday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.

(2) The Zoodles live!! Well-Bred Bakery and Cafe in Weaverville, North Carolina Saturday, October 20 at 7 p.m.


Section 12C: PA/NJ event
7th Annual Newtown’s Original Brewfest

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Location:

Newtown Athletic Club (the NAC)

209 Penns Trail, Newtown

This year’s Brewfest will be held both INSIDE AND OUTSIDE!


Over 175 different beers!

  • local eateries
  • Special Home Brewers area which will consist of local home brews that you will be asked to sample and judge!
  • Special VIP area inside
  • Two stages featuring  live music

VIP’s (Beat the Crowd) ticket holders

Early admission which allows you to sample beer before the crowd comes in.

A special VIP area inside where there will be exclusive expensive bottle beers;

your own area to enjoy; a food ticket voucher, a commemorative tee-shirt and sampling mug.

VIP Admission $70.00

(includes entrance to all areas including VIP area, food voucher & T-shirt)

General Admission $40.00 (sampling of beers)

 Designated Driver $10.00 (admission to the event)

 Must be 21 or older to enter event

Tickets available at

NewtownAthletic Club, 209 Penns Trail, Newtown

Philly Pretzel Factory, 1029 2nd Street Pk., Richboro

Richboro Beer, 1041 2nd Street Pk., Southampton

Deon Beverage, 526 S. Oxford Valley Rd., Fairless Hills

Check back often for updates!

Questions?  Please email us at

Sponsor Opportunities email

Home Brewers email

Vendors –

Proceeds will be used to promote Newtown Marketing and Economic Development.

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