Section 2, part 2

(1) Sandy B. in PA: Congrats on your wedding anniversary!  This sure was a match made in Heaven!  and How Does It Get Any Better Than THIS??????????????????

(2) Chris F. in PA: Thank you for a particulrly informative post, and… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my two favorite lovebirds!

(3) Carol S. in FL:  I enjoy your news letter, your jokes, movie and book reviews, Sart and video’s. Thank you for sharing your news letter and information. :o))

(4) Sarah D. in NC: Love Joke 2!

(5) Victor L. in NC: This is amazing. Thank you.

(6) The Magnetic Theatre:

Thanks, Asheville, for making “Caro” an incredible Experience!Please join us at (or send your friends to) “Landscape with Missing Person” in The New York International Fringe Festival, August 10-16. Info and tickets (and a chance to contribute) available

(7) Fiora L. in NC: This was EXACTLY what I needed to see this very day:  LOVED your FEMA  joke!  But can’t help being a little intrepid about the use of that
seal… hope it wasn’t the real one. Thanks, funny man.

(8) Jean D. in PA: The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life

(9) Natalie K. in PA: Saw “A Dangerous Method” last night – very good about Freud and Jung and a woman they loved.  A little too talky for you?

Note: I did see the above and enjoyed it, though maybe not quite as much as Natalie did.

(10) Ed B. in NC: Just found out that Downfall, the film about Hitler’s last days in his bunker, which has been used so often for parodies of different sorts, is going of Netflix streaming on Thursday, 8/1. If you haven’t watched, do so. Well worth your time.


Section 12A, NC events

(4) Live @ The Boiler Room

(5) Linda O. in NC: The Mountain Area Child and Family Center has recently been hit hard with cuts in Federal and State Government funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

Care Partners Foundation is sponsoring 2 mini Golf Tournaments to benefit their facility.
Saturday, August 3,2013, 9 AM and 10:30 AM at the Fun Depot, 7 Roberts Road, Asheville, for the family  $25  (for 3 – 5 players)
  18 hole family tournament for adults and children.  Includes: continental breakfast, prizes and medals for all kids
Saturday, August 3,2013, 6 PM, at the Venue, 21 North Market Street, downtown Asheville, for adults $50 (per person, adults only)
  9 Hole competitive tournament (with prizes and bragging right), silent auction. Includes: dinner, live music, beer and wine
Rain or Shine both events are indoors.
This is an extremely worthy cause, they provide childcare with socializing and learning opportunities for preschool children who would not have access without our help.  Consider attending or contributing to this worthy event.  Lee and I hope to see you there.
(6) The CHUCK BEATTIE BAND will be playing on Saturday, August 17th from 6-8pm to raise money for Project We Care. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Music begins 6:00pm to 8:00pm Cost $2 admission fee. The event will be held on the Lawn of Spring Arbor West (1825 Pisgah Dr. Hendersonville, NC 28791). Phone Number: (828)-697-7800. Come Early and Join us for chicken wings & sides. Just $4 a plate or $5 for a dinner and blues music ticket combo!Proceeds go to Project We Care, which helps fund Project Care (provides money for Respite stay), Memory Care Residents for Henderson County, & Council on Aging.(RAIN OR SHINE). Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come and enjoy the show.For any questions, please email Sharlyn Hamilton at or 697-7800.
(7) Moral Sunday: Exploring the Ramifications of…

We invite all concerned citizens to an informational gathering on Sunday July 28th 2013 at 2:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain in downtown Black Mountain North Carolina.Moral Sunday is an informational and inspirational gathering of concerned citizens of Western North Carolina. There will be with speakers, music and opportunities to contribute to the effort to move our state in a better direction.Speakers include:
Dr Olson Huff – Ramifications on Health and Medicaid
Rev. Scott Oxford – Implications for those less fortunate
Tyrone Greenlee – Voting Rights
Katie Hicks – Impact on Environmental Issues
Kristi Neal – Implications for Education and our Childrenother speakers to be announced soon.David LaMotte will share thoughts on the bigger picture of the implications of recent actions by our NC Legislature.Musical Selections will be offered by
David LaMotte
Bob Hinkle
Kim Hughes (accompanied by Penny Rose )WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT —Many mountain citizens have heard something of the actions of the NC Legislature in recent months. Many mountain citizens have traveled to Raleigh to voice their concerns over the far reaching implications of recent actions by the NC Senate, NC House of Representative, and the Governor. Several of those citizens who’ve traveled to Raleigh are from here in the Swannanoa Valley and some of them have been arrested while protesting within the halls of government.Why are so many people concerned?
Why do so many people feel strongly enough that they are willing to risk arrest?
How do the recent votes and actions impact individual citizens?
How do these actions affect our children? those who are sick? the elderly?
How do these actions impact the rapidly growing number of unemployed North Carolinians?

Many are eager for

-more information about the issues,
-more information about the process by which the legislature has
passed these measures,
-more information about the effects of these measures on
everyday citizens from all walks of life
-more information about what the average citizen can do
to seek positive change.

MORAL SUNDAY will not be a partisan political rally.

Anyone of good will is welcomed!

We will address issues of justice for the common good.

We will explore how the Moral Monday Movement seeks to inform our legislators and Governor about concerns related to a variety of issues which have been negatively impacted by recent legislation including:

–Protecting,defending and expanding voting rights (more voting rights, not less);

–Economic sustainability and the need for addressing poverty, full employment and labor rights;

–Ensuring healthcare, such as Medicare and Medicaid, is accessible to all;

–Providing educational equality for all students and children;

–Addressing the continuing inequalities in the criminal justice system for Black, Brown and poor White people.

No admission charge. Donations will be accepted for the NAACP, which has led the Moral Mondays protests.


Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes due to the summer heat. There will be bottled water and other beverages available for sale.

White Horse Black Mountain is located at 105c Montreat Road near the center of downtown Black Mountain. Their website is at


(9) Joy Boothe and Susan Reinhardt are geared up to enterain for a fun night at In the Garden in Burnsville, NC

Saturday, July 27, 2013

  • In the Garden, downtown Burnsville. 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Susan Reinhardt will sign Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle, her new novel before the first print runs out fast. Joy Boothe will sing the blues and read her fabulous fictions. Susan may even do her infamous Sarah Palin impersonations. All are invited. Plenty off great food and drinks. Host is Donny Laws, Susan’s mighty fine husband.


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Joey Novick at Comedy Cabaret
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
COMEDY CABARET at the RAMADA NORTHEAST, 11580 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19116


National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first Tuesday of August.

The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada.The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug preventiontown watchneighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.  Community organizations are invited to promote their work by distributing related literature and materials.  The NJ Million Mom March Chapters have participated at events across the state for many years.  Below is a listing of towns that are hosting this year’s events.  If you live in one of these towns and are available to distribute our gun violence prevention message, we would love to supply these materials to you.  During the first weekend in August, we will announce where we will participate this year.  PLEASE get in touch with us if you want to volunteer or learn more about our involvement in NNO. 

Mercer County Million Mom March Chapter

P.O. Box 77333 

Ewing, NJ 08628
609-771-1348 (fax)

(3) Sunday, July 28, 2013, 10:00 am Circle of Miracles Church service

10 Beulah Rd. New Britain Tsp., PA 18901
Spark – Richard Shulman – Experience The Oneness Through Music
Richard will play music that takes you beyond the stars, and explain the
process and spiritual depths as he moves through the music.   (20 minutes) MEDITATION – Elizabeth Joyce and Richard Shulman will give a Guided Meditation – The Joy of Oneness  (5 min)
Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:00-9:00 pm Circle of Miracles Church Spirit Me Away into the Night!    A Musical Concert presented by the BMCA withRichard Shulman and Melt-Your-Heart singer-songwriter Elaine Silver. Fundraiser for the Bucks County Metaphysical Association; $25; To register: 215/996-0646 or
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