BLAINESWORLD #916 (Please send any comments to: bginbc@aol.com.)

Section 2, part 2

(1)  Marty S. in TX: This was worth the price of admission….  it was incredible. Thanks. Della S. in FL: A 3-Year Old Boy Walked Out On Stage and SHOCKED Everyone! INCREDIBLE!

Note: In case you missed the above in BLAINESWORLD #915, here’s the link:

http://blog.petflow.com/this-precious-3-year-old-does-the-most-adorable-best-dance-ever-you-have-to-watch-him-go/ 

(2) Rachel R. in SC: Hey, wanna help me out? I’ve entered “Firebird” in this song contest and I was in the top 10 yesterday but I need more votes! You have to be a member of the website in order to vote, so Join the Coast2Coast site and then VOTE for my song! Also comment and like it all you want! If you guys can help me stay in the Top 10 that would be amazing! Let’s get “FIREBIRD” to the #1 spot!! Please Vote on Twitter and Facebook and Comment on the song to improve my ranking! #NeedYourVotes http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/audiodetail.aspx?audioid=328012

Note: Voting ends on April 19.

(3) Delores C. in PA: Dear Family & Friends,

I am embarking on another journey with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help save lives! I completed my goals last year and look forward to completing them again this year. This is not only benefitting me it is making a difference in the lives of those who are battling any type of blood related cancers. As some of you may know this will be my eighth marathon with the Society.

My goal is to raise $4,000 dollars for this amazing cause! With your support and prayers we can make it happen. I know my fundraising efforts and running this marathon will contribute to bringing us one step closer to finding a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, and other blood related disease. My goal is to exceed the fundraising requirement and complete the marathon with no injuries. Compared to the statistics, to which every five minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood related disease this goal is minuscule. Please help me achieve my goals. I appreciate all donations, big and small, and remember that you are making a difference in the life of every person affected by these diseases. Keep in mind all donations are 100% tax deductible, and if you could pass this letter on to anyone whom you think would like to contribute to this great cause, I would greatly appreciate it.

I thank you for your love and support.

Delores Chalmers

P.S. If you have someone that you would like me to run in honor/memory of, please forward their names. It would be my pleasure to wear his/her name on my race day shirt.

Please make checks payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and send all donations to:

Delores Chalmers
776 Mohawk Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Or you can check out my website and donate online at: My Fundraising Page:
http://pages.teamintraining.org/nj/rnrvanco14/dchalmers

(4) Emily S. in NC: Just watched Labor Day and was blown away by Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Universe, that kind of role for me, please.

(5) Ron F. in PA: Toni and I can only hope to be one half as active and involved as you you and Cynthia are. You guys are an inspiration.

(6) Walter B. in NC: Dear parents, you are being lied to [about vaccinations].

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/dear-parents-you-are-being-lied

(7) Secrets to shopping success at Costco:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/money-learn-secret-codes-shopping-152656246.html

(8) Henry W. in NY: Recently saw Le Weekend about an older middle-aged London couple, Nick and Meg, who travel to Paris to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. The celebratory weekend turns bittersweet, as the couple argue, trade insults and engage in some unconventional behavior, revealing dormant emotions that may have been simmering for decades. To the rescue is Jeff Goldblum, who virtually steals the movie as the husband’s former college friend, a huge financial success with a zest for life and a bon vivant lifestyle. Despite its pessimism at times, or is that realism, Le Weekend is worth watching.

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Section 4, Reviews

A. DRAFT DAY takes what might be a dull subject (the 24 hours of the NFL DRAFT) and makes it come alive as a result of a great performance from Kevin Costner as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. It had a surprising amount of twists and turns, and I was engrossed throughout. I also liked the dialogue, as well as the inclusion of some humor. Ellen Burstyn and Frank Lagella also scored in their roles. Though there’s little actual football footage, I still would not recommend the film if you’re not a sports fan. Rated PG-13.
B. PHILOMENA is now out in DVD format . . . my review from BLAINESWORLD #897 follows:
PHILOMENA is an interesting true story about the mother of a boy conceived out of wedlock who is forced to give away her child for adoption in the United States. Many years later, after she has raised her own family, she decides to discover the whereabouts of her long-lost son with the help of a BBC reporter. Judi Dench gives a powerful performance as the mother, and I also think that Steve Coogan (who typically has caught my attention in comic roles) matches her every step of the way.
Rated PG-13.For more information about the real Philomena, please click:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/world/europe/a-forced-adoption-a-lifetime-quest-and-a-longing-that-never-waned.html
C. Be forewarned: MY BROTHER’S BOOK (Harper Collins) by Maurice Sendak is not a children’s book. Rather, it’s the acclaimed author’s last, posthumously published book that is an elegy for his brother Jack; for his partner of 50 years, Eugne Glynn; and for himself as well.The story follows two brothers, Jack and Guy, who are separated by a new star’s smashing to the earth. To find out if they survive to be reunited, you’ll have to read the book.It’s beautiful, as well as sad.

D. Heard LOVE SENSE: THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW SCIENCE OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS (Hachette Audio), written and read by Dr. Sue Johnson
The author, a clinical psychologist and professor at Alliant International University, is also the developer of Emotional  Focused Couple Therapy.

Dr. Johnson reviews much of the research that has been done with respect to relationships and then presents it in manner that is easy to understand. In addition, she effectively uses examples from her work to help illustrate the points she is making.

And I liked how she used the following four films to make her point that sex can be presented on screen in the context of a developing or ongoing relationship: DON’T LOOK NOW, THE BIG EASY, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

If you’re interested in creating a more loving and satisfying relationship, LOVE SENSE is the book for you!

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Section 12A, NC events

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(2) Linda Hollinshead in NC:

RIDE FOR JOY GIVE FOR JOY LIVE IN JOY
We all know someone whose life has been disrupted by cancer. We rejoice when chemo and radiation are effective treatments. But the story’s not over for them. Rebuilding physical health and emotional resilience is integral in helping them champion their lives back.

That’s what LIVESTRONG at the Y is all about. It’s a 12-week evidence-based physical activity program specifically designed for cancer survivors. Our YMCA supports participants in the LIVESTRONG program physically, emotionally, spiritually, and provides them and their loved ones with a free Y membership during the program. In order to continue to offer this free program, however, additional funds must be raised. Hence, the JOYride!

The JOYride was a passion for Asheville’s beloved Laurey Masterton. An avid cyclist, chef, author, beekeeper, and participant in the inaugural LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA of Western NC, it was Laurey who founded and energized the JOYride. In its very first year, the funds raised through the JOYride cut a 200-person waiting list in half!
Sadly, we lost Laurey to her own third bout with cancer on February 18. But the legacy of joy she left will live on. Help me honor that legacy. Register and ride with me in the JOYride on May 17! Or, ride with me InSPIRIT!
• Go to: www.letjoyride.org

*Let me know that you gave by clicking the circle beside the label “Corporate” and typing my name, Linda Hollinshead, in the Comments box.
Thanks in advance for helping someone LIVESTRONG again.
And, as Laurey continues to remind us…
DON’T POSTPONE JOY!!!

Linda Bollinger Hollinshead's photo.
Linda Bollinger Hollinshead's photo.
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Asheville Speed Dating
Get Connected – Romance is 7 minutes away! 
http://visitor.constantcontact.com/email.jsp?m=1102643129716

Follow us on Facebook: Asheville Speed Dating or Twitter: AshevilleSpeedDating
Dear Katherine,
New Date: Wednesday, April 23rd  45+ Speed Dating Event!  We had to reschedule our event to allow time for more men to RSVP.
Guys we have a great group of ladies already signed up to attend. Men don’t disappoint the ladies and RSVP today!
Our goal is to have meaningful and successful events that bring singles together.This event is for the 45+ age group and will be our traditional 7 minute Speed Dating.
Ladies we are full at this time to attend the April 23rd event. As more men RSVP, we can open the event for more ladies.
If you have RSVP’d for the March 27th event, you are still RSVP’d for the April 23rd event.
Men just click the link below to attend our April 23rd event! 
 
Location and Time:
Our events take place at The CANTINA at Biltmore (name changed from Neo Cantina), located at 10 Biltmore Plaza, Biltmore Village. There is ample parking across the street under the Chico’s building. Check in time is 6:30pm for the events. RSVP using the links for men and women above!
“Like” us on Facebook – Sharon challenged Katherine to see if we can get 100 or more likes on Facebook – can you help with the challenge?

Thank you for your continued support!
Click above to RSVP for current event.  
Reminder:
We have changed our Asheville Speed Dating sign up process to increase the event quality, simplify planning for our attendees and needing cash at the door, and to reduce the RSVP but no show rate. Now you pre-pay with a credit card to reserve your space! No wait lists!
If I have a conflict can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be made for attendees who are not able to attend.
Sounds harsh and we know life happens so here are some solutions! If you are not able to attend, another single of the same sex as you can attend in your place. Just let us know who is coming in your place. If you sign up and need to reschedule before the Thursday before the event, we can reschedule you for a future event for your age group.
Why did we make a change?
We can better ensure event quality when people have “skin in the game”.
Imagine how the people feel when you RSVP and don’t show. You are not only standing up one person but all the available people looking to date you.
 
We want people to be able to make their plans in advance so we are helping by keeping the price the same for the people who can schedule to attend the Thursday before the event. If there is space, we still would like people to attend, but those people lose their early bird advantage.
RSVP today to save your space!
Use social media to spread the word about Speed Dating to your friends.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in Asheville Speed Dating events! Let us know your feedback about the changes.
Are you our latest speed date match?
If you have had success at Speed Dating, we would love to hear from you and add your match to our testimonial page. Please share your success today!
(4) Calling all Book and Travel Lovers 
Please save the date (Wednesday, May 14th @ 10 a.m.) for a fireside chat at the Biltmore Lake Clubhouse with Lynne and Tim Martin, former Biltmore Lake residents.  Lynne is the author of Home Sweet Anywhere:  How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World.   She and Tim have been traveling the world for the last three years after selling their home and most of their possessions.   They will be featured in an article in the USA Today on April 11th http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/04/10/retirement-home-free-lifestyle/6690669/ and will appear on the CBS Morning Show next Tuesday, April 15th, 7-9a.m. 
They will also appear at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Tuesday, May 13th at 7 p.m. The paperback will be released next Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and can be pre-ordered now from any of the booksellers below: 
Malaprop’s 
Amazon 
Barnes & Noble 
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(6) Irene R. in NC: Dear Friends and Neighbors,As many of you know, I’m on the board of The Western North Carolina Psychological Association (WNCPA). We are hosting a big benefit bash for Habitat in memory of one of our esteemed members – we would love to see you there!Join us Saturday May 3rd  from 6-9:30 for live music, dancing, food, cash bar, auctions and lots of fun!Tickets are $20 each. Let me know if you want tickets! Bring friends!Join us for WNCPA ROCKS as we Honor the Memory and Celebrate the Life of Walt Lawless, Ph.D.Saturday May 3rd, 6 – 9:30 PMJewish Community Center * 236 Charlotte St., AshevilleDinner, live music and dancing with the Mid Century RockersAuction to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a cause near to Walt’s heart$20 per personCash BarMore info here:  http://wncpa.wordpress.com/members-page/

(7) Grow Your Business with Email & Social Marketing

Constant Contact and ACTIVATE Business Solutions is providing you with a fantastic opportunity to attend this FREE Seminar.

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible.  But between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with. And there are only so many hours in each day.  The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. 

This session will help make sense of the noise:

  • Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.
  • Gain a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives.
  • Learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign.
  • Get simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible.
  • Learn about some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects.

Throughout the session you’ll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own “next great campaign.”   So join us and start to build a plan that will help you grow your business by eliciting the responses you want from your customers or supporters.

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The seminar will be conducted by Constant Contact Local Expert Presenter Aaron Wesley Means.

Aaron is a Communication Specialist, Internet Marketing Specialist, and the CEO of ACTIVATE Business Solutions. He is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and provides Best Practices seminars in the Carolinas and surrounding region as well as appearing nationally to present marketing topics to a diverse audience.

To register, please click:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=5obehpkab&oeidk=a07e96sw1sr47418b59

HERE’S YOUR FIRST PIECE OF “HOMEWORK” REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA:

WHEN YOU REGISTER BELOW, PLEASE USE THE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER SHARE OPTIONS… ALSO MANUALLY SHARE ON YOUR LINKEDIN ACCOUNT AND VIA EMAIL WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES.

WE ARE TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THESE FREE SEMINARS AND YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED!

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

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June 6
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
 
Presenting Sponsors

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Dear Blaine,
Please join us as we celebrate BCCC’s 50th anniversary out on the patio of Tyler Mansion at Bucks County Community College, in Newtown.  Invite your friends and family to savor food and spirits from over 30 of Bucks County’s finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers and bakeries.  Come see why Tasting for Tyler was voted the “Best Foodie Event” in Bucks County.
Tickets:  $125 per person
Purchase 5 get 6th FREE.

Recommended Method to Purchase Tickets

Visit http://www.biddingforgood.com/tft2014

to be automatically registered for silent auction mobile bidding or call 215-968-8224.

 

This year we’ll be celebrating with tethered hot-air balloon rides out in the gardens and dancing to music from the past five decades with DJ “Jessie”.  Oh, and by the way the Mummers will be “strutting” here, too.

(2) We have three invitations for you from the newly formed Bucks Coalition for Gun Safety (The Coalition is a collaboration of Bucks Safe, Bucks Against Gun Violence, BuxMont CFPA, and The Peace Center):

Save the Date!-On May 5 at 4:00 p.m.  we will be having a vigil in Langhorne calling State Rep. Frank Farry out for supporting legislation that is not in keeping with safer gun policies.  Details will be forthcoming very shortly. 

For that event we need signs. On Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. we need people to help us make signs at the Peace Center.  The address is 102 W. Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA.  Please RVSP to this email if you can help make signs.  Supplies will be provided.

The final invitation is for an event at The Peace Center in Langhorne on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Shira Goodman of Ceasefire PA update us on Commonsense Gun Policies and the Challenges Ahead.  That address is 102 W. Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA.

Please feel free to email me with any questions about these upcoming events.

Cathy Leary, cfpabuxmont1@aol.com

BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action

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Bucks Letterhead for Email
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Learn How to Protect Your 
Identity and More
Featured Presenter – Kristina V. Dorville, Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division
Free Public Event
Based on the national Stop Think Connect Campaign
 
Tuesday, April 29 – 12:30-2:30 pm 
Gateway Auditorium, Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road
Also being broadcast to the Lower and Upper Bucks Campuses
Visit: bucksstc.eventbrite.com – or Call: 215-968-8132
Sponsored by the TLTR Data Security Awareness Action Team and the BCCC Foundation

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PLUMSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded 2006

P.O. Box 172

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 PM

Place to meet: Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Program:

Tom Lingenfelter, founder of the Heritage Collectors’ Society, will present a program regarding his historical document collection. Tom has been called America’s History Detective, and is one of the leading dealers of original historic documents and artifacts.

Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month

May 19, 2014 – TBD

Join the Plumstead Historical Society!  

$10 for individuals or $15 for family to the P.O. Box 172 address.

Do you need a great gift idea? We have a collection of 10 different postcards split between 2 packs of 5 postcards. Each pack sells for $5.00 ($1 per post card). The collection is available for purchase at our meetings and make great holiday gifts.

Do you have historic items to donate? (pictures, letters, stories, local tools or books, research on a property or family, etc), please contact us. We now own a fire safe to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.

All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend!  Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.

If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or info@plumsteadhistoricalsociety.org

Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.

Glenn R. Burd, Past President

Plumstead Historical Society

P.O. Box 172, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

info@plumsteadhistoricalsociety.org

www.plumsteadhistoricalsociety.org

501c3, Founded 2006

Also find us on Facebook!

grburd@gmail.com

c: 215-534-5550

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