BLAINESWORLD #1064 (Please send any comments to:

Section 2, part 2

(1) George Pappas [referring to a picture in last week’s BLAINESWORLD]: You’re Clark Kent during the day and Superman at night…Cynthia never said a word!

(2) Grandparents Who Babysit Are Less Likely To Develop Dementia And Alzheimer’s

(3) Bray Creech:  Love the quote in #10!  Great.  And thank you so very much for including my column in your weekly email.



(5) Tom Gallagher: As always, good information and a fun read!  I am always impressed that you are able to crank out one of these every week!  You’re the best.

(6) Tera Broughton: Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you and Cynthia through Blainesworld. It sounds like you both are still healthy and happy as ever. … Thank you for sharing the hand casting information and I got a laugh out of your pole dance!



 (8) Karen Publick:  I like the CEO title ( which so aptly fits!) and the encourage mint on the back is cool too! The new card is fresh, new and fun…. I vote yes!
(9) Mike Martinelli: SPLIT *** M. Night Shyamalan gives us another thriller. This time a man with disassociate personality disorder who has 23 personalities with a 24th trying to emerge. James McAvoy gives a brilliant performance as the disturbed man with all the personalities who kidnaps 3 girls. The girls realize the danger they are in and do everything they can to try and escape before the 24th personality emerges. The psychiatrist played by the very talented Betty Buckly also realizes there is a new very evil personality trying to emerge. When she thinks the personality is ready to emerge she arrives at his house and there are many thrills and suspense.
Since the film opened in January it is highly unlkely next year the Academy will remember James McAvoy brilliant performance.


Section 12A, NC events

(1) Kimberly Ross: Love Is Swing Dance Workshop

Sunday, February 19 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Center for Spiritual Living Asheville
2 Science of Mind Way, Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Join us for a fun afternoon of Beginner East Coast Swing Dance Instruction taught by Professional Ballroom Dance Instructors, Ted and Kimberly Ross. Partner is not required. Love Offering.

(2) ONE WEEKEND ONLY! Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 PM; Sunday March 5th at 2:00 PM.

Taken directly from the writings, journals, and emails of Rachel Corrie, “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” is a one-woman play about an American peace activist tragically killed in the Gaza Strip in 2003 at age 23.

Compiled and edited by Katherine Viner and the late Alan Rickman, the production stars Trinity Smith-Keel and is directed by Jason Williams.

This not-to-be-missed production is in The Feichter Studio at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre and runs ONE WEEKEND ONLY: March 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM and March 5 at 2 PM.

For tickets, please call the box office at 828-456-6322 or visit online at

“You feel you have not just had a night at the theatre: You have encountered an extraordinary woman [in this] stunning account of one woman’s passionate response… theatre can’t change the world. But what it can do, when it’s as good as this, is to send us out enriched by other people’s passionate concern.” -The Guardian (UK)

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(5) Jensen Gelfond: Biltmore 15k/5k Race a Local Tradition for a Good Cause

Asheville, NC- Runners mark your calendars! The Kiwanis Club of Asheville presents the 20th Annual Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 7:15 am upon the grounds of Asheville’s very own Biltmore Estate. This race draws all levels of competitors every year from across the region, and never fails to thrill onlookers as runners post fast times and battle it out from the starting gun to exciting kicks to the finish tape. Thanks to the efforts of race organizers, sponsors, and the support of local businesses, this race offers a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience year after year. The race attracts a positive influx of traffic into the local economy, and supports the good work of the Kiwanis Charities.

*New for 2017* 15K finishers will receive a special ‘finisher’ medal upon crossing the finish line commemorating this special 20th edition of the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic.

Course Overview-The race takes place against the backdrop of the world-renowned Biltmore Estate. Striding across cobbled courtyards, passing formal gardens and skirting the boundaries of the tranquil French Broad River, competitors may find themselves daydreaming: imagining they are making their rounds as Old World barons and baronesses from another time. Both courses are run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Beginning at Antler Hill Village, the 15k course climbs to Deerpark Restaurant then follows the undulating main road to Biltmore House. Here, runners will loop in front of its massive front doors. Runners will then circle through the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and finish by returning to Antler Hill Village. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is downhill-to-flat. The proximate 5K course is a flat, out-and-back course starting at the Village and paralleling the French Broad River, and is a great venue to grab a new PR!

Kiwanis Charities-Proceeds from the race will be used to help fund the Kiwanis Charities. Specifically, shares of these revenues will be used to support the following local Kiwanis Initiatives: Sleep Tight Kids, Smart Start, 4-H Calf Program, “Paun-demonium” Chess, School Spelling Bees, Bike Giveaway, Family Fun Day, Christmas Shopping Spree, Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Action Club, Key Club, Terrific Kids, Asheville Buncombe County Christian Ministry, Salvation Army, and Boys & Girls Clubs. These youth-centric programs aim to improve the quality of life for local kids, and your participation in this race will help them to stay afloat and back the leaders of our collective future.

Registration- A cap of 1,100 participants has been set for the Biltmore/Kiwanis races. The races have a history of selling slots out quickly, so act fast to secure spots. There is NO race day registration. The races are also part of the Royal Trifecta Challenge, which offers prizes and recognition for runners who compete in all three iDaph events at Biltmore: The Asheville Marathon & Half, The Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k, and Asheville Duathlon,10k Trail Run and Inaugural Bike event the Gravel Grinder. For registration information visit:

For an opportunity to help a good cause at a beautiful destination, plan to join us at the 20th Annual Biltmore Kiwanis Classic races in May 2017!

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events




Cyndy Snake Dancer Paige


610-563-3918 (Call/Text)


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Spring Shamanic Apprenticeship Circle
It is with great honor that I announce a second one-year circle.  I am knowing in my bones that our personal empowerment, our love and our light, is what we are being called to bring to our families and our communities.  I am knowing that the Earth Mother, and all that live upon her, will feel us as we step more fully into our path of purpose.  Come, dance with us.


In resonance, Cyndy



Shamanic Dance Around the Medicine Wheel – a one-year committed circle


A Process of Connection and Personal Empowerment


~With Cyndy “Snake Dancer” Paige,

Founder of Rhythm of the Earth


Shamanism is a very sacred and ancient practice.  In fact, it is believed to be the oldest healing modality on the planet.  Shamanism provides us with an integrative healing process, and its power is truly felt in the bones with ripples of direct revelation and inspiration.


In the one-year, committed circle we will explore the spiritual teachings of the Medicine Wheel through the shamanic journey process.  A prerequisite to this dance is a knowledge of, and comfort with, shamanic journey.  If you want to learn or refresh your journey skills, you can share some group or private time with Cyndy prior to the March retreat.


Why the Medicine Wheel?  We are being called to unity, awakened consciousness and a deep connection with the Earth and all of our relations.  We are being called to know ourselves and our highest purpose at this time. We are being called.


The dance.  The Medicine Wheel gives us a circle of knowledge that we can breathe into our hearts, our lives and our actions.  We will remember that we are connected to all that live on the Earth, we will remember that the minerals, plants and animals are our teachers, we will hear the stories that the winds can bring us, we will hear the wisdom of the rocks that have been here since the beginning of time, we will listen to the plant’s messages of health and vitality, and we will listen to the animals as they give us their gifts of love and their lessons of life.  The Medicine Wheel is a beautiful circle that holds all of those teachings.  It provides us the space for a beautiful and life-transformative dance.  Aho!


The schedule.  During the year we will share four (4) Solstice and Equinox retreats March 3/25-3/26, 2017, June 10-11 OR June 17-18, 2017, September 23-24, 2017 and December 9-10 OR December 16-17, 2017).  The other 8 months when we are not retreating, we will circle from 10-4pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month (4/9, 5/14, 7/9, 8/13, 8/15, 10/15, 11/12, 1/14, 2/11). Unless notified otherwise, we will circle at Cyndy and Fred’s home in the historic hills of Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Weather permitting, we will spend some time outside in the Medicine Wheel. Accommodations for the retreats are some beds, sofas, sleeping bags on the floor,  and if you choose, breathtaking camping along the White Clay Creek Preserve.


About the Teacher:  Cyndy “Snake Dancer” received her name from Spirit in a profound Vision Quest experience.  Snake is a powerful healing metaphor in both Native American and western medicine traditions.  Cyndy is of Muscogee Creek and Choctaw heritage and is a Council member of the Buffalo Trace Society. She completed a several year, initiatory-type apprenticeship with a Cherokee Medicine Woman and studied extensively with a Master Drummer; a Grammy nominated Sound Healer and numerous healers.  She leads Solo Vision Quest experience, facilitates Solstice and Equinox Retreats, Drum Birthing Retreats, Rattle Birthing’s, numerous workshops and is a guest speaker at conferences and independent schools.
To register please contact Cyndy by phone at 610-563-3918
For more information please visit:
(2) Plumstead Historical Society 
Founded 2006 
P.O. Box 1725
Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 7 PM

Program: ~Florence Cook will share stories of Plumstead from her Grandfather’s historical journal. Share your stories as well.
Meeting Place Plumstead Township Office 5186 Stump Road Plumsteadville PA.

Next Meeting: March 20, 2017

Make an investment in local history!! … Join the Plumstead Historical Society!

$10 for individuals or $15 for family mail to the P.O. Box 172, Plumsteadville, PA 18949.

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 have a climate controlled storage to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.

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

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 us

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

Plumstead Historical Society

P.O. Box 1725, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

501c3, Founded 2006

Also find us on Facebook!

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