Section 2, part 2

(1) Beverly T. in NC: Alright everyone. Time to rally round my girl. Come see Liza dance for the ACT variety show on Saturday, July 13th @7:30pm. call the office @828-253-4931 and tell em you are buying your ticket in Liza’s name…..if you can’t make it remember , $1 = 1 vote! VOTE for LIZA

Note: See below, Section 12A (5) for more information about the above and other exciting events at ACT.

(2) Kendra A. in NC: Paid via Card, Workers Feel Sting of Fees

(3) Hayley W. in Western NC: Our house is for sale.
(4) Free online Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator
(5) John W. in NJ: We went to an early premiere showing of the Lone Ranger tonight.. It was entertaining,but if you are looking for a faithful retelling of the old Lone Ranger movies, this is not it. Aside from that, there was lots of action and some laughs. The horse stole the show!
(6) Natalie K. in PA: Saw Chinatown last night for the first time.  Very good movie.


(8) Carol S. in FL: MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE: This is a wonderful movie. Every writer should watch it.

(9) Kelli M. in NC: [on THE LONE RANGER] It was very funny. Great story! I’m not a fan of Westerns and that’s why I didn’t want to go. But it was entertaining. Not too bloody. Good music.

(10) Monica F. in PA: Why Doesn’t Everybody Buy Cheap, Generic Headache Medicine?

(11) Gary J. in NC: Diagnosis: Insufficient Outrage


Section 12A, NC events


Saturday, July 6, 6–9 p.m. Join us at The Mill Roam
                Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company’s Mill Room at 66 Asheland is the site for the launch of Chimes of a Cracked Southern Belle. The date is Saturday, July 6, and the time is 6–9 p.m. There is parking across the street. Buy your book at the event and get it signed by the author. Awaiting you are food and drink and surprises, including funeral fans for those who buy the book. What does a funeral fan have to do with this funny-while-tragic novel? As Dee, the heroic heroine, begins a journey toward mental recovery after near death at the hand of a reverend spouse, the hijinks of an aunt (who lives to crash funerals just to get the covered-dish meals after the gravesides, no matter she has no idea who’s in the coffins) and a 104-year-old Annie Sue at the nursing home where Dee works (who has a hankering for cold draft beer and fixing her hair up like the celebs in the gossip rags) proves to be just the medicine to soothe her once-damaged soul, allowing a terrible secret to resurface, one that if handled right, could be her ticket to permitting herself to love again. Visit the author’s website: and learn about the excitement surrounding this new book by an author we love. This a first: we are likely to sell out the first printing at the launch event. Reprinting is already in the works. Amazon sales are escalating and area bookstores and even stores outside NC are ordering.
(3)   Due to our recent transition to UNC Asheville, our online purchasing system is currently unavailable. To purchase tickets for the 2013 Buzz Summer Breakfast Series please contact or call 828.255.7100. Thank you for your patience during this transition!

(more details below)


To purchase tickets for the 2013 Buzz Summer Breakfast Series
or by phone 828.255.7100
    Please include the following information in your email:
  • The date of the Buzz event you wish to attend
  • How many tickets you are interested in purchasing
  • The first and last names of attendees
  • Any additional contact information


Wednesday, July 24:

Hire and Higher Education
Moderator: William Sederburg (LA 31), senior scholar at American Association of State Colleges and Universities


  • David O. Belcher, chancellor of Western Carolina University
  • Anne Ponder, chancellor of UNC Asheville
  • Melissa Quinley, vice president for instructional services at A-B Tech
  • Steven Solnick, president of Warren Wilson College
Wednesday, August 14: Businesses Putting Asheville on the Map
Moderator: Pam Lewis, director of entrepreneurship for Asheville/Buncombe Economic Development and Venture Asheville


  • Kara Erickson, CEO and founder of CoCoChi Inc. the maker of SkinFare
  • Peter Krauss, chief sales and marketing officer at PLI, world’s largest keycard maufacturer
  • Eric Oelschlaeger, president and co-founder of Epsilon Inc., business technology consulting and IT provider
  • Karsten Shein, climatologist/climate and marine ecosystems lead at NOAA National Climatic Data Center
  • Three month membership to Community Sponsored Agriculture from Warren Wilson College
  • Collection of skincare products from SkinFare
  • Three minute segment on WLOS ABC 13 Noon News Spotlight Carolina, winner donates to a non-profit of their choice
  • Fender electric/acoustic guitar from Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn
  • Moog Theremin courtesy of Moog Music
**You will receive one raffle ticket for each breakfast ticket purchased, and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at each event.

To purchase tickets for the 2013 Buzz Summer Breakfast Series
or by phone 828.255.7100

(4) Tasha Lief singing with other Blues singers at the French Broad Brewery

Start: July 11, 2013 6:00 pm
End: July 11, 2013 8:00 pm
101-D Fairview Rd., Asheville, 28803
(5) It’s Time for DramaRama!We’re so excited, and we just can’t hide it! DramaRama begins on Sunday, July 7 and runs through Saturday, July 13 – and there’s a different fun event EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. Each event is a fundraiser for ACT – and with ticket prices ranging from $5 to $15, we’d love to see everyone at one or two (and we do know at least two people who have bought tickets to every single event!)  DramaRama is a great way to support ACT by having fun with your friends! And we’d love if you’d share the fun – snap a picture (tag it with #dramarama), post on one of the Facebook event pages, or just forward this newsletter to one million of your closest friends! We want to know how you’re DramaRama-ing!
DramaRama: BARK! is BackOn Sunday, July 7, we kick off DramaRama by bringing back some of our best friends: Chanel, King, Rocks, Sam, Golde and Boo. The entire cast from BARK! is back for two performances only! These concert-style performances will feature each and every song from the production you loved! Or, if you weren’t able to get tickets to the show in February, this is your chance to experience the musical that made us laugh, sigh, and wipe a tear from our eyes! BARK! will be performed on Sunday, July 7 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Don’t wait to get tickets – they are moving faster than a retriever after Sunday’s paper!DramaRama: Costume Drama-A Fashion ShowDramaRama’s signature fashion show is heating up! We’ve seen a few previews – a dress made partially of playing cards, another with gorgeous paper flower details, and a third with a woven basket-like bodice. Last year’s show was standing room only – and tickets are flying out the door for this year’s show, too! Especially after this fabulous feature in this month’s VERVE Magazine!This Project Runway-style show features 29 entries in 4 categories: Lights, Paper, Upcycled/Recycled and Nature. Four designers will win cash prizes – and it’s up to the audience to decide who wins! You can vote by donating to ACT ($1 =1 vote). Tickets are only $10, so bring a little extra to vote on your favorite looks! Costume Drama: A Fashion Show will be Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm (we’ll open the cash bar at 6:30, though!)DramaRama: Sing-a-Long Movie NightThis is your invitation to dance, jive, and have the time of your life! Get glammed up in your best “Dancing Queen” apparel – or just jeans and t-shirt it. We’re screening Mamma Mia! as this year’s for  Sing-a-Long Movie Night! We’ll have the words right on the screen so that everyone can join in on their favorite ABBA hits! Sing-a-Long Movie Night will be Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm. Warm up your pipes!
DramaRama: Asheville Night Live Asheville Night Live is an Asheville  mash-up of a late-night talk show meets variety show meets talent competition. The infinitely funny Tom Chalmers will be our host and our onstage band will be led by the insanely talented Aaron Price. Then, watch your socks, because they’re liable to be knocked off by the performers. They’re doing everything from irish step dancing to slam poetry to opera to original everybody-all-together guitar rousers. Our performers this year are: Daniel Hensley, Jackie Canney, Tina Pisano-Foor, Keturah Dickerson, Shannon Phillips, Ryan “Slim” Dixon, Jerome Guesne, Liam Kelley Black, Liza Rain, Devyn Arroyo & Vanessa DeLarca, Emma Hammond, Spencer Anderson, Eleanor Conner, Claire Amon, and Ameena Hinchliffe.Performers are competing for cash prizes – and 6 of them will walk away with a check! The audience will vote on their favorite performers by donating to ACT ($1 =1 vote). It’s going to be a great night of entertainment and a nailbiter to boot!

Asheville Night Live
will be performed Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students.Ever wonder what happens backstage when you’re sitting comfortably in the audience? Or what goes through an actor’s mind the moment something completely unexpected happens? Next Tuesday, you can find out! Tom Chalmers hosts a Special Edition of his popular storytelling series Listen to This on the Mainstage and all the stories share the same theme: the theatre.You’ll hear stories from Deborah Austin, Charlie David, Charlie Flynn-McIver, Michael Lilly, and Waylon Wood – and boy, do they have some zingers!

Listen to This
will be performed on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10.DramaRama: Karaoke Night
Join us at Magnolia’s for an off the charts karaoke night! We’re taking over the patio for the night and handing the mic over to you! Even if you’re not convinced to take the mic yourself, you can grab a drink and listen – it looks like there will be no shortage of awesome karaoke performances! Karaoke Night is Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm at Magnolia’s. Tickets are only $5!DramaRama: Theatre Trivia NightWe’ve been warming up for Theatre Trivia Night over on the Facebook event page – and it is no surprise that we have some sharp, smart theatre mavens in town! The competition might be fierce at Michael McMurtrey’s superfun, interactive trivia night!  Theatre Trivia Night is Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm at Pack’s Tavern. Only $5 to play and only 5 people to a team, please!
(6) Michelle Baker in NC: I am happy to announce the debut of Blaze My Trail this fall at Carolina Day School. Created by international business strategist and author of ‘How I Created a Dollar Out of This Air’, Ann marie Houghtailing will present to parents, local business leaders and students alike.This day-long camp is designed to help young adults (ages 13 – 18) become leaders in their own lives and create their own opportunities. The one-day project-based intensive focuses on business development modules in Ethics, Branding, Critical Conversations, Social Media and Strategic Planning.Parents of participants are encouraged to attend the ‘How to Raise a Trailblazer’ presentation Thursday evening.DATES:
Thursday, September 26, time TBD: for parents, ‘How to Raise a Trailblazer’
Friday, September 27, time TBD: for business leaders, Business Leader Forum
Saturday, September 28,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m: for students, ‘Blaze My Trail’Registration is open online at are very excited for this event. Please forward this along to anyone you believe would be interested in attending any of these upcoming events or to anyone who might be interested in a Blaze My Trail event in their community. We look forward to seeing you and our future leaders there!(7) Ariadne Theater Project Workshops


Griffin Payne

NAMI Western Carolina is partnering with The Ariadne Theater Project to offer eight free workshops in theater arts  and storytelling for anyone who has been affected by mental illness, including family and mental health professionals. The workshops will run Wednesdays from June 12 to July 31, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in UNC-Asheville’s New Hall Room 103. Individuals can participate one evening or come for all eight sessions. Griffin Payne, the Project’s founder, is a thrilling poet, performer, and educator. He’s invested in sharing the tools of expression that helped save his life when he experienced mental illness. The Project’s aim is to help people explore and learn to share their stories, creating empowerment and visibility for a community that is often voiceless and invisible. For more info, write to or call (828) 505-7353.


6-8 p.m. in UNCA’s New Hall #103

June 12; June 19; June 26; July 3; July 10; July 17; July 24; July 31

Parking: The UNCA campus map can be viewed here. New Hall is shown as the blue building #12. We suggest using lot P27 (near the top right corner of the map). We’ve been assured that though this lot is not designated for visitors, it is available for our use after 5 p.m. If you arrive on campus before 5, please use lots P9 or P17 .

Directions to Parking Lot 27: MAP. Coming from downtown (or I-240) on Merrimon Ave., turn LEFT onto W.T. Weaver Blvd. at the intersection with Luella’s BBQ. At the roundabout in a half-mile, turn RIGHT onto University Heights, following signs for UNCA. Take University Heights to the top of the hill, where you must turn right or left. Go RIGHT onto Edgewood Rd. In 0.1 mile, turn LEFT back onto University Heights (confusing, we know). P27 is immediately on your LEFT. Walk SW to New Hall.

For more information, please read:

(8) Haywood Arts Regional Theatre

Enjoy a glittering evening of Cabaret with “Side by Side by Sondheim” this weekend. Lyn Donley, Matthew Cord Scott, Nick DeVito, Joshua Farrar, Samantha Alicandri, and Jordana McMahon perform in this dazzling production featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim with songs from “West Side Story,” “A Little Night Music,” “Company,” “Gypsy,” “Follies,” and more on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm Call 828-456-6322 or visit  for tickets!


We are completely sold out for the Friday July 5 performance of Peter Pan…. But there are still tickets left for the remaining 4 performances on July 6, and July 11, 12, and 13….

We are completely sold out for the Friday July 5 performance of Peter Pan.... But there are still tickets left for the remaining 4 performances on July 6, and July 11, 12, and 13....

(10) Jo R. in NC: Mike Lancaster, who is on music faculty at WCU, is the director of the Asheville Symphony Chorus.  He will conduct auditions on August 6 and 13 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Interested voices may contact Mike at: for an appointment.

We will do The German Requiem in the fall and we will perform Lord Nelson Mass with the Asheville Symphony April 12, 2014…. and The Messiah (selections) during the Christmas Season.
(11) Vocal Blast Summer Concert   
July 27 at 4:00pm until July 28 at 7:00pm
  • Hear us take on great group numbers from Broadway!Saturday 7/27 at 1st Pres. In Weaverville, 4pmSunday 7/28 at Abernethy UMC (Patton Ave) 6pm

(12) Announcing… “Give Me Love” – A two-night concert event honoring the life and music of George Harrison to benefit Manna Food Bank and Homeward Bound. Scheduled to perform: Scheduled to perform: … Kat Williams David LaMotte Kellin Watson Chris Rosser River Guerguerian BJ Leiderman The Belfast Boys The Screaming Jays Chuck Beattie Liz Aiello Rhoda Weaver Zuzu Welsh Jeff Thompson Paula Hanke Tom Leiner Stephen Cohen Crystal Bray AND MORE! August 2 & 3 White Horse Black Mountain Tickets on sale now:

(828) 669-0816


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Joey Novick in NJ: This weekend, come out to see me at Bananas Comedy Club Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. One show Friday July 6 and one show July 7 Saturday.

(2) Kevin Jameson on PA: SAVE THE DATE!!! Facebook Friends and Family… announcing “DANCE AGAINST DEMENTIA!” Please save the date of SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH 2013 and plan to be in Doylestown for a night of dancing and dining to benefit DEMENTIA research, education and caregiving. Details to follow!!







Answers to these questions and more will discussed at a Lunch ‘n Learn at Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ on July 12, 2013, 12 pm

by elder law attorney, Gabrielle Strich, and

long term care insurance specialist, Tom O’Toole.


Bring a brown bag lunch.

Non-alcoholic drinks and dessert will be provided.

RSVP to Princeton Resource Center, 609-924-7108 or




MORRISVILLE, PA –Lionel Bart’s class musical Oliver! takes to The Heritage Center stage as the Actors’ NET of Bucks County assembles one of its largest casts ever to bring to life Charles Dickens’ memorable characters from the novel, Oliver Twist.

NET Co-founder Joe Doyle directs Adam Juraga of Morrisville as Dickens’ orphaned waif, who escapes from a Victorian era workhouse and falls in with a youthful gang of thieves led by the lovable but criminal Fagin.  Juraga, the 12-year-old son of Kresimir and Dani Tucci-Juraga (who choreographs) of Morrisville, last appeared as Tiny Tim in the company’s 2009 dual productions of A Christmas Carol and The Christmas Carol Conspiracy:  Scrooge’s Revenge.

“When Adam flashes those puppy-dog sad eyes of his as Oliver, audience members’ hearts will melt,”  Doyle predicted.  “Once Oliver meets spunky young pickpocket the Artful Dodger, played by Forrester Connor, their song and dance number ‘Consider Yourself’ will make those same hearts soar with joy.”

Connor is the 13-year-old son of Charity and David Connor of Yardley and a veteran of stage productions at the Charles Boehm Middle School.  His sister Viva also appears in the cast.

Delarme Landes of Doylestown as Fagin costars alongside Tess Ammerman of Allentown, NJ as

Nancy, a former Fagin gang member who befriends Oliver.  Landes recently costarred as the title NET’s character in the NET’s productions of both The Merchant of Venice and Dracula.  Miss Ammerman’s many starring roles with the company include Sally Bowles in 2011’s Cabaret and Martha Jefferson in several runs of 1776.  

“De as Fagin,” Doyle said, “gets to steal the show with such great musical numbers as ‘Reviewing theSituation’ and ‘Pick a Pocket or Two,’ while Tess’ Nancy will rock the house with her boisterous ‘Oom Pah Pah’ number and then break hearts as she sings the show-stopping ‘As Long As He Needs Me,’ which is about her ill-fated romance with sinister Bill Sykes – played by Scott Lutz of Levittown.”

“Ironically,” Doyle added, “Scotty Lutz was our Oliver Twist when we first produced this show back in 1999.  Now he’s grown up to become an amazing professional actor, who was last seen on our stage as the Emcee in our Cabaret.”

The supporting cast is led by Dennis McGuire of Levittown as Mr. Bumble, Marie Maginity of Doylestown as Widow Corney, Pater Sauer of Yardley as Mr. Sowerberry, Florence Mitchell of Yardley as Mrs. Sowerberry, Dana Maginity of Doylestown as Nancy’s friend Bet and dozens more, ranging in age from 6 to well past their 60s.  Pat Masterson of Mount Airy, NJ is musical director, conducting a small live orchestra.

Oliver! runs July 12 – 28 at the air conditioned Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville.  Show times all three weeks are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.  and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Also, Thursday performances at 8 p.m. on July 18 and 25, plus a special Saturday, July 27 matinee at 2 p.m.  Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (62+), $15 for WHYY card members, and $10 for children age 12 and younger.   To reserve, phone 215-295-3694 or email  The company’s website is  The musical is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

(5) Edie Weinstein-The Bliss Mistress:

* SOOOO excited to have been invited to speak THIS Monday night July 8th at MoMondays in Philly.

MoMondays™ is like an open mic for professional speakers and other people like you with a great story and life lessons to share.

Each event, you experience six to eight speakers tell a few personal stories. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, all are motivating.

It occurred to me that it has a TEDTalk-esque flavor to it.

Summer fun in the city with MOMONDAYS!!! Yes, all kinds of good things grow at MoMondays Philly – good friends, good fun, and fantastic positive energy.

You really do meet the nicest people at MoMondays. Are you one of them?

So head on in to Mt .Airy on July 8 at Goat Hollow, 300 West Mt Pleasant Ave, just off of Lincoln Drive. Doors open at 6:00 pm for dinner, drinks and socializing. Cover charge is $10 for advance online tickets until Friday, July 5, or $15 cash at the door.

Yes, life is beautiful in MoMondaysville!!!

Your Hosts…

Dot Allport and
Lea Brovedani MoMondays Come on out and bring friends!

* Sunday, July 14th 10am-4pm

Manna-Festing Your Hearts Desires: How Does Your Garden Grow

“Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about.”-John Demartini

“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

Imagine the most exquisite garden, overflowing with rainbow hued flowers, succulent fruits and luscious vegetables; a feast for all the senses. You stand back and drink in the beauty, sighing with contentment.  You wonder how you could create something so magnificent. The truth is, that garden of earthly delights exists within you. It is comprised of your dreams and desires, your wishes and visions. You are the gardener.

You are invited to bring with you, your deepest heart longings, open to discovering your passion and purpose.  You will be taking this journey with supportive companions who may well become family of choice; knowing that your manna-festation (think ‘manna from heaven’) inspires each other and makes you a greater force for good in the world.

Experiential exercises will offer you portable life skills that will take you from where you are to where you want to be in each area of your life. Could it get better than that?

About Edie (a.k.a Bliss Mistress)… a colorfully creative journalist, dynamic motivational speaker, interfaith minister, licensed social worker, PR Goddess, opti-mystic who views the world through the eyes of possibility, and a multidimensional multi-tasker.

To register, call 215-740-1354

Please pack a light lunch!

Bring a friend and each will receive a $10 discount!

* Living A Ridiculously Amazing Life!

Sunday, July 21, 1pm – 4pm
This interactive workshop will dazzle you with delight, stir up all kinds of grand and glorious ideas for creating the life of your deepest dreams and most heart-felt desires and have you walking on sunshine. Sound too good to be true? Is your inner skeptic going “Come on, now, who is she kidding?” Join Edie Weinstein, LSW, (a.k.a. Bliss Mistress),a colorfully creative journalist, dynamic motivational speaker, interfaith minister, licensed social worker, PR Goddess, a wild enthusiast and opti-mystic who views the world through the eyes of possibililty. Attend the workshop and you just may adopt those last two titles for yourself! It will include music, movement, art, writing, meditation, group interaction, partner exercises and mindful eating…there will be chocolate! By the time it is over, you will have moved from where you are, which might already be pretty terrific, toward where you would like to be, with your vivid imagination as a compass and The Bliss Mistress as your guide to living a full, rich, juicy life.

The Centre for Vibrant Living
331 E State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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