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Event: Making enquiries on providing great personal home care for the seniors in the community by Senior Homecare by Angels

Event: Making enquiries on providing great personal home care for the seniors in the community by Senior Homecare by Angels


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‘Experience Grande Prairie’ making debut on Friday

‘Experience Grande Prairie’ making debut on Friday

Friday, August 26 events will be at 101 Avenue and 101 Street and will carry a more adult theme featuring:

  • Live entertainment featuring Trooper (from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and Who Made Who (from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)
  • Top 40’s hits playing from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Beer gardens
  • Art walk showcasing historical photos of downtown
  • Experience Downtown Passport
  • Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 28 events will be at 100 Avenue and 101 Street, and will be more family-friendly with:

  • Live entertainment featuring the Confusionaires (3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.), Travis Fowler Band (1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.), and Mandee Rae (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
  • Experience Downtown Passport
  • Art walk showcasing historical photos of downtown
  • Wagon rides
  • Kids zone with bouncy castles
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Roaming entertainment
  • Municipal showcase

All events on the weekend will be free to attend and have the Art Walk and Experience Downtown Passport, which can be brought to different downtown businesses to receive a stamp. Once you get five stamps, you can bring your passport back to the City Booth and be entered to win a prize.

Live entertainment will be appropriate for all ages, and the beer gardens includes free entry with all being served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Daley’s focus is on making 2023 Memorial Cup ‘memorable event’

Daley’s focus is on making 2023 Memorial Cup ‘memorable event’

Daley replaces the late Don Moores, who passed away from a heart attack last June 30. Daley just wants to carry on the legacy Moores left behind.

“I think Don did a fantastic job making the Blazers important in the community and I want to continue that,” he told reporters on Monday. “I want to make sure people are aware of us throughout the season, making sure we’re filling this building, getting good sponsorship, being good community supporters for our community here in Kamloops. The fact I’ve got experience with events, making sure the Memorial Cup is a memorable event for our community as well.”

Gaglardi feels Daley will help make that happen. He says Kamloops, as the Tournament Capital of Canada, is used to hosting these big events, but Daley’s presence will enhance the Memorial Cup even more.

“These muscles are here, the people are here, and so I think we can fit right into that mold that’s been created over decades,” said Gaglardi. “Then Norm’s knowledge of these events and connections will just be super important to make sure this event can be the best it can be.”

Planning for the Memorial Cup, the event itself, is his No. 1 focus as he jumps into the new role. Daley doesn’t make it a secret the championship tournament was a big motivator in taking the job.

“My motivation level is I wanted this event and I wanted this for our community, and I want to ensure we make this, if not the best, one of the best that’s ever been held,” he said. “That’s my motivation, to give back to the community and really be part of it.”

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‘The Thing’ Theatrical Release from Fathom Events Was a Disaster But They’re Making It Right for Wednesday Night

‘The Thing’ Theatrical Release from Fathom Events Was a Disaster But They’re Making It Right for Wednesday Night

Spooky narratives tend to be scarier when experienced alone, and that’s why I’ve always preferred single-player horror gaming. That being said, there’s no denying that multiplayer has taken over videogames over this past decade, captivating players with the unpredictable thrills of online cat-and-mouse matches. Now that horror juggernauts like the Friday the 13th franchise and even Evil Dead have gotten in on the action, lesser-known properties like Full Moon Features’ massive catalogue of B-movies have also been getting the multiplayer treatment with projects like October Games’ upcoming Puppet Master: The Game.

Of course, there’s still an untapped well of memorable scary movies that could be translated into entertaining interactive experiences, and that’s why we’ve come up with this list of horror films that deserve their own multiplayer videogame adaptations.

While this list is based on personal opinion, there are a couple of ground rules. First of all, no movies that have already been turned into licensed multiplayer videogames (though other kinds of games are okay). We’ll also be focusing solely on direct adaptations, so no licensed DLC for titles like Dead by Daylight. Lastly, these entries have been selected according to the potential entertainment factor of a licensed videogame, not necessarily the overall quality of the movies themselves.

As usual, don’t forget to comment below if you think we missed any entertaining horror flicks that would make for entertaining multiplayer games.

Now, onto the list…


6. A Quiet Place (2018)

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While you have to accept quite a few logical inconsistencies in order to enjoy John Krasinski’s insanely popular A Quiet Place movies (like how survivors never have to deal with noise-producing bodily functions and the flimsy reasoning for how the aliens differentiate human sounds from natural ones), even the harshest critic has to admit that the films’ sound-based paranoia would make for a great videogame mechanic.

An online title where players are tasked with outsmarting the so-called “Death Angels” during hazard-filled levels sounds like a nail-bitingly intense experience with lots of replay value. You could even have some players take on the role of the blind invaders, searching for prey via some form of sonar-vision.

Another film that could be adapted into a game with similar mechanics would be Tremors, though the underground nature of the iconic Graboids means that they would probably be less fun to play than A Quiet Place’s Death Angels. On that note, a single-player experience based on A Quiet Place is actually in the works from Saber Interactive, last we heard!


5. Poltergeist (1982)

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Masked killers and monstrous creatures can be scary, but what about inanimate objects coming to life and trying to eliminate players as they attempt to rid a seemingly ordinary house of paranormal activity? This thrilling setup is why I think Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist could be the perfect basis for an online multiplayer horror experience where parapsychologists team up to battle a hostile environment taken over by unseen spirits.

Think Luigi’s Mansion meets Ghost Hunters as an online Poltergeist game could allow players to explore haunted houses and perform exorcisms while a phantom puppet master pulls invisible strings and tries to eliminate the investigators. Hell, you could even have a “this house is clean” message pop up onscreen after a successful match-up against the spirits!


4. Child’s Play (1988)

Don Mancini’s iconic killer doll has only ever showed up in a single videogame, starring in a disappointing endless runner titled Chucky: Slash & Dash that was released exclusively for iOS back in 2013. However, with the recent success of SyFy’s Chucky series, I think this is the perfect time to bring Charles Lee Ray back for some pint-sized serial-killing mayhem.

A multiplayer take on Child’s Play could see the villainous Good Guy doll try to complete a voodoo ritual while cooperating players attempt to thwart his bloody plans and destroy the plastic murderer once and for all. The franchise’s recent additions to the mythology could even justify the inclusion of multiple killer Good Guys in the game, not to mention fan favorites like Tiffany and Glen/Glenda!


3. Death Proof (2007)

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Not only is Death Proof one of Quentin Tarantino’s most underrated features (it’s like a car-based slasher and slasher sequel all rolled into one), but it could also be turned into a kick-ass videogame if put in the hands of a competent developer.

All they would have to do is borrow the hide-and-seek mechanics of titles like Dead by Daylight and combine them with the vehicular madness of classics like Twisted Metal or even Burnout, forcing players to survive thrilling car chases as a murderous stuntman attempts to bring them down in a more horror-centric take on the battle-racing genre.

Of course, there are other films that developers could look to for inspiration when crafting a game like this, such as Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive or even Christine.


2. Dracula (1931)

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There have been over two hundred cinematic adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula over the years, with even more set to release in the near future. However, in the world of videogames, the character has only ever shined as the antagonist of the Castlevania series, with few legitimate attempts at bringing Stoker’s gothic yarn to gaming. I think that’s a real shame when you consider how easily this story could be gamified.

In fact, the more a hypothetical Dracula title adhered to Stoker’s original vision, the more fun the resulting game would be. An asymmetrical battle between a close-knit group of protagonists (featuring scholars, vampire hunters and badass doctors) working together to bring down an ancient demon with a fearsome array of supernatural powers could be ridiculously fun without losing track of the human element that made the original story so compelling in the first place.


1. Invisible Man (1933) / Invisible Man (2020)

H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man isn’t just one of the first literary examples of a psychopathic supervillain, he’s also an incredibly versatile character that could easily be inserted into a multiplayer horror game. Think about it: a group of ill-fated players are tasked with tracking down the invisible killer in a closed environment, looking for the faintest traces of an unseen presence as one murderous player tries to remain undetected and manipulates the level in order to defeat his pursuers.

An interactive Invisible Man game would be like virtual hide-and-seek on steroids, with players attempting to outsmart each other in a paranoid experience rivalling even the best matches of Dead by Daylight or Friday the 13th. You could even bring in elements from Leigh Whannell’s more recent adaptation, with the invisibility powers coming from a rechargable hi-tech suit rather than a mysterious serum, giving players more of a fighting chance against the invisible menace.

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Broomfield events, festivities making a comeback post-pandemic

Broomfield events, festivities making a comeback post-pandemic

After more than two years with limited events, interactions and chances to be together with neighbors, Broomfield has slowly been working its way back to pre-pandemic life.

2022 has brought back multiple events that were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, that challenged the Broomfield community, like many other cities, in figuring out how to keep the sense of community going throughout such a tough time.

“COVID-19 abruptly shut down everything back in March of 2020,” Broomfield Community Events Coordinator Kay Gazaway said. “The annual Student Art Show with 12 schools participating was only three days away when the closures came and canceled the show. It was so disappointing for the students. That’s when we knew we had to get creative and redesign our events in order to safely support the community as best we could during the pandemic.”

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The Moses Jones Band performs during the inaugural BrewHaHa in 2016, a block party with local breweries, food trucks and live bands.

Some of the biggest Broomfield events were completely redesigned, such as the Easter egg hunt, which was changed to a drive-through affair. Even one of Broomfield’s most popular events, Broomfield Days, was shifted to virtual in 2020, focusing on residents submitting their favorite memories, past parade videos, a dog photo contest and a special T-shirt. It returned more to normalcy last year.

During the 2020-21 holiday season, Santa held Zoom calls with Broomfield children instead of the annual lighting of the tree. Everything was different, but event and planning officials worked tirelessly to keep the community as close knit as it was before the pandemic began.

Kathryn Lynip, director of library services and cultural affairs in Broomfield, said the best part of her job is seeing the community get together and connect with each other, which made the last couple of years difficult.

“The pandemic was super challenging for all of us whose job is to create community,” Lynip said. “I am so proud of how this community came together to meet that challenge. Those early days of helping deliver meals, cloth masks and drive-thru food at FISH were some of the most rewarding activities that I have ever been involved in. The sense of unity and togetherness from all sectors of Broomfield was so heartening in those anxious early days.

“Those were difficult days, but I do feel like that at least for the Library, Arts and History team it actually freed us to think more creatively and cultivate deeper connections and partnerships that we will continue with as we are exiting the pandemic. The pressure cooker of the last couple of years has made us stronger and more resilient.”

Spectators watch the fireworks at the Great American Picnic at the Broomfield County Commons on July 4, 2018.  The event was canceled in 2020, but made a return in 2021. (Paul Aiken / File Photo)

Kristan Pritz, director of Open Space and Trails, had a bit of a different journey through the pandemic. Open space events allowed for more social distancing and safety, but they still had to be reinvented to keep safety in mind.

Trail-focused events that help to get the community together and spend time outdoors, which would normally be held in a festival-style setting, were broken up into trail walk stations where people could safely stop and talk to volunteers about new trails and open spaces in Broomfield.

Many people were looking to the outdoors to stay safe, as well as sane during the pandemic, and open space events and activities continued to provide those opportunities to the community, but Pritz said she is excited to get back to normal events this summer.

“It was a twist that we had to adapt to in a big way,” Pritz said. “We are so happy to get back together with our volunteers and community members for our work, as I think many Broomfield departments and businesses are. We rely on community engagement for a big part of our work, so being able to jump back into that feet first is really good for us.”

All of these Broomfield event and planning officials say they have heard nothing but excitement from the community about upcoming events and chances to get the community back together.

“Most people I talk to feel ready and excited to be back out and engaging with one another socially,” Lynip said. “I do want to continue to be sensitive to those who for varying reasons can’t yet feel comfortable in large gatherings and find ways to offer programs to keep them connected as well.”

Some highly anticipated events coming up this summer include Broomfield Trail Adventure and BrewHaHa in June, the Great American Picnic on July 4, the Summer Concert Series, Summer Saturdays and Summer Sundays, Broomfield Days in September, and the Jingle Bell Market Craft Fair for the holiday season.

“Broomfield has been through a lot these past two years. We all have had to flex and flow with every new challenge,” Gazaway said. “But, most importantly, we’ve pulled together as a community to support and encourage each other and now we can celebrate together with some much deserved fun.”

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Elon Musk-Twitter: From Revealing Shareholding To Making Takeover Bid, Know Events So Far

Elon Musk-Twitter: From Revealing Shareholding To Making Takeover Bid, Know Events So Far

The saga going on between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter is seeing many turns, back-to-back. The story started with Musk disclosing a 9.2 per cent stake in the social media company last week and has now taken a turn where the Tesla CEO has offered a hostile takeover bid. Here’s the timeline of what’s happened so far:

On April 4: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk disclosed his passive stake of 9.2 per cent in the micro-blogging platform, according to a US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filing on April 4. In the filing, Twitter Inc also disclosed that Elon Musk owns Twitter shares numbering to 73,486,938 as shares of common stock in his personal capacity.

On April 5: Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it is appointing its top shareholder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to its board, a day after the billionaire disclosed his 9.2 per cent stake in the microblogging site. Musk will serve as a Class-II director, with the term expiring at Twitter’s 2024 annual meeting of stockholders.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said in a tweet, “I’m excited to share that we’re appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our Board.”

April 11: Musk Offered Twitter Board Seat, Rejected

Musk Offered Twitter Board Seat: Parag informed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not joining the board of Twitter. “The board and I had many discussions about Elon joining the board, and with Elon directly. We were excited to collaborate and clear about the risks. We also believed that having Elon as a fiduciary of the company where he, like all board members, has to act in the best interest of the company and all our shareholders, was the best path forward. The board offered him a seat,” Agrawal said in a tweet.

Musk Declines Offer: Parag later said “Elon shared that…that he will no longer be joining the board. I believe this is for the best. We have and will always value input from our shareholders whether they are on our Board or not. Elon is our biggest shareholder and we will remain open to his input.”

April 14-15: Musk Makes Takeover Bid, Events Triggered 

Billionaire Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for USD 43 billion, a regulatory filing showed on April 14. The 50-year-old tycoon announced the offer in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. According to the filing, the billionaire will shell out USD 54.20 per share in cash, a 54 per cent premium over the January 28 closing price.

After launching the hostile takeover, the Tesla boss said on April 14: “Twitter has extraordinary potential, I will unlock it.”

“I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” Musk wrote in a letter to Bret Taylor, chairman of Twitter board.

Musk said he wants to transform Twitter as a private company. “However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.”

The Tesla CEO said he has a ‘Plan B’ if Twitter’s board decides to reject his offer of buying out the social media company. Musk also said he will endeavor to keep as many shareholders in privatised Twitter as allowed by law.

After acquiring 9.2 per cent stake in Twitter, Musk ran a poll asking his followers, “Do you want an edit button?” An edit button to get rid of typos while tweeting has been a long-standing demand of social media users.

Musk No Longer The Largest Shareholder: With funds held by the Vanguard group taking a 10.3 per cent holding in Twitter, the group has now become the largest shareholder in the San Francisco-headquarter social media major.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal sought to reassure employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday that the company was not being “held hostage” by news of Elon Musk’s offer to buy the company.

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As pandemic concerns ease, Berks parades and events are making a comeback

As pandemic concerns ease, Berks parades and events are making a comeback

For as long as he can remember, Mohnton’s Memorial Day parade has been a highlight of Jeffery Shanely’s year.

Shanely — a longtime resident and now the head of Mohnton’s parade committee — said he looks back fondly on childhood days spent celebrating with friends and watching the Gov. Mifflin High School band march.

Since 1960, the Memorial Day parade has been a fixture in the community like no other, Shanely said. Everyone knew it was happening, and everyone showed up.

“It’s kind of a natural part of life in Mohnton,” Shanely said.

Like so many facets of the pre-COVID-19 pandemic past, that part of Mohnton’s life has ceased since 2019.

Other than a small memorial service held by veteran groups at the Mohnsville Cemetery — privately in 2020 and publicly in 2021 — Mohnton’s Memorial Day celebrations have been postponed.

But as the winter weather fades to spring, thirst for a deeper warmth and camaraderie absent since COVID is driving local demand for the return of large-scale community events.

“It’s something that helps everybody get over what we’ve gone through the last two years,” Shanely said.

This year, those missing the marchers, classic cars and tunes from the Reading Buccaneers won’t be disappointed: The Mohnton Memorial Day parade is back in full swing.

And even at 92 years old, local legend Shirley Showalter — who has sung the national anthem every memorial service without fail for the past 30 years — will honor veterans with her voice again at the Mohnsville Cemetery.

Shirley Showalter, 92, has been singing the national anthem at Mohnton’s Memorial Day service for over 30 years, and will sing again this year. (COURTESY OF JEFFREY SHANELY)

Shanely said the amount of parade volunteers this year is double what was seen in previous years. Donations have increased substantially as well, Shanely said, and are flowing in earlier than usual.

“We definitely got good responses and quick responses from sponsors,” Shanely said.

Shillington, too, has seen a groundswell of interest since announcing its Memorial Day parade will be resurrected this year, also for the first time since 2019.

“People are busting at the seams to get out,” said Ed Michalik, head of the Shillington parade committee. “They’ve been calling town hall asking if we’re having it.”

Michalik said enthusiasm levels for the parade are noticeably higher than in previous years.

“I think it’s all part of getting back to normal,” Michalik said. “A lot of the activities we’ve had, even this past summer opening the (Shillington) pool with precautions in place, it’s yet another step for people to come together.”

Michalik and Shanely said this year’s parade will resume operations entirely as they have been in the past. No pandemic-related procedural changes will be made to either event.

Fersommling returns

Another Berks staple, the annual Fersommling, an event steeped in Pennsylvania Dutch culture and cuisine, is set to reunite community members.

Hundreds of attendees are predicted at this year’s event, mostly from Berks, but also from Lancaster and Lebanon counties and the Lehigh Valley, said Joyce Hassler, a member of the Fersommling event board.

“People are very anxious to see it come back,” Hassler said. “And this may be the only time in a year that we get to see some of these people.”

Before COVID, the only other time the Fersommling hadn’t run since starting in 1937 was from 1943 through 1945 during World War II.

And although the halls of the Leesport Farmers Market have been quiet on Fersommling day these past two years, the aroma of scrapple, shoo-fly pie, and fresh cooked ham — Hassler’s favorite — will again fill the space on the Monday after Easter.

Bruce Rohrbach of Kutztown performs with The Happy Dutchmen band during the Berks County Fersommling in 2019. The event returns Monday. (READING EAGLE)

Hassler noted the event, which is attended by many elderly community members, would likely see a decline over previous years’ showings due to lingering COVID concerns.

“Absolutely it (COVID) is a part of it, but I’m not blaming COVID entirely,” Hassler said. “Age is going to take its toll. You may be housebound or physically unable to get there.”

Nonetheless, Hassler said she hopes young Pennsylvania Germans and others interested in the unique culture keep the event alive for years to come.

“It’s just the idea of getting together and hearing the music and just the fellowship,” Hassler said. “Fellowship to Pennsylvania Germans is very important.”

Anniversary delayed

Fellowship is also the goal of renewed events at the Keystone Social Club in Hamburg, said club President Gene Schlegel.

Pandemic concerns forced the club to postpone its 100-year anniversary celebration for two years, but over half of the club’s 400 members attended the gala this month.

“There’s a lot of people that are looking forward to it,” Schlegel said before the event.

Schlegel said the club opened again for bowling last year, but some members hadn’t been in to see their friends since COVID began.

Those members were out in force April 2 to bowl at the club’s lanes, celebrate longstanding members and make new memories.

Members of the Keystone Social Club in Hamburg gathered to celebrate the club’s 100-year anniversary. The event was postponed in 2019. (COURTESY OF SCOTT KREIDER)
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Dear Abby: I refuse to kill myself making sure events we host are up to my husband’s high standards

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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wonderful husband, “Alec,” for five years. This is a second marriage for both of us. We raised children on our own and waited until they were out of the house to get into a relationship.

My issue is Alec plans events, and then becomes stressed because the house or the food isn’t perfect. My idea of an event is: My family comes over and we enjoy each other’s company. We usually do potluck, and everyone helps with the cleanup. My husband’s idea of an event is that we are the hosts and everyone sits down to a formal dinner.

I hate this! Why would I spend all my time serving my family and cleaning up after them instead of enjoying BEING with them? In his defense, Alec does most of the prep and hosting on his events because I refuse to kill myself making sure everything is “perfect.” But even though he does most of the work, he’s obviously irritated the whole time, and by the time of the event, we’re barely speaking.

These events are not fun for us, and the visiting family notices the tension, so it’s uncomfortable for them, too. I just want to enjoy my family — not impress anyone. Our house is always presentable. It’s not like I invite guests into a mess. To hear him talk, you’d think we have rats running around.

I have tried discussing it with him, and he says, “My mom was a perfect hostess. She made everyone comfortable, waited on them, etc.” You know what? I don’t CARE what his mom did. This is how I entertain, and I’m not going to kill myself and then have a miserable time. Am I unreasonable? — DIFFERENCE OF STYLE

DEAR DIFFERENCE: Remind your husband that families have their own traditions. If he wants to entertain his family in grand style, he’s entitled to do that — and they probably expect it. However, he has no right to impose his style of entertaining on your family because it is not fair to you or to them. Because you’re not going to change him, compromise by divvying up the entertaining — you do yours, and he should do his.

DEAR ABBY: I have an aversion to being hugged. My mother has told me that even as a baby and toddler I didn’t like being held or rocked to sleep. I just wanted to be put in my bed. Since I have been like this my whole life, I don’t feel there’s anything wrong with me. I do let family I am close to hug me if they wish.

My problem is friends or acquaintances who consider themselves “huggers.” Their right to hug seems to trump my right not to be. When I tell them I don’t want a hug, they press the issue. Over the last two years, our country has been in a pandemic and we have been advised to stay six feet apart — but even then, they still want to do it. People: If you are “huggers,” PLEASE realize that not everyone enjoys it. Always ASK first, and if someone says no, respect their right not to have a hug forced upon them. Abby, do you agree? — WITHHOLDING IN WISCONSIN

DEAR WITHHOLDING: Yes, I do. Some people are averse to their personal space being invaded. No one has the right to touch an acquaintance if asked not to do it.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Travis Scott Announces Project HEAL To Help Provide ‘Real Solutions’ In Making Events The ‘Safest Spaces They Can Be’

Travis Scott Announces Project HEAL To Help Provide ‘Real Solutions’ In Making Events The ‘Safest Spaces They Can Be’

By Jamie Samhan.

Travis Scott has announced a new organization to “make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be.”

In the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy in 2021 which killed 10 people as a crowd crush occurred, the rapper reflected on taking “actionable change.”

“Over the past few months I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community. Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family,” Scott wrote on Instagram.


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Scott said he wants to be a “leader in my community” as it is “easy for corporations and institutions to stay in the shadows.”

“My team and I created Project HEAL to take much needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honour the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever,” he wrote.

Scott added, “Giving back and creating opportunities for the youth is something I’ve always done and will continue to do as long as I have the chance. This program will be a catalyst to real change and I can’t wait to introduce the rest of the technology and ideas we’ve been working on.”


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The official description of Project HEAL is a “multi-tier initiative dedicated to addressing challenges facing today’s youth, especially those from marginalized and at-risk communities.”

Project HEAL and the Cactus Jack Foundation will provide free mental health resources, scholarships and the “first-ever, tech-driven solution for event safety.”

According to TMZ, Scott is donating $5 million to the causes.

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Community events are making a comeback in the CSRA

Community events are making a comeback in the CSRA

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – After an up to two-year absence, a range of community events are making a comeback in the CSRA, just in time for spring.

Here’s a look at just a few of the events that are coming up:

Spring markets planned at Fifth Street Marina

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Spring markets at the Fifth Street Marina are planned along the Savannah River from March to May.

Markets are planned from noon to 4 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27, April 24, and May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Vendors will be present selling their spring items including everything from hair care, jewelry, soaps, children’s toys, crocheted items, wooden items and more.

A food trailer will sell hot food items at the family-friendly event, and there will be music.

Vendors are encouraged to send an email to marketatthemarina@gmail.com to receive an application to set up. The fee is $20 per table.

St. Patrick’s Day parade to make a return in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – After two years away, the Irish American Heritage Society is pleased to present the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day parade.

It will begin at 2 p.m. March 17 in downtown Augusta.

The parade will feature music and entertainment from Richmond County schools, floats from various CSRA businesses and nonprofits, and the Irish American Heritage Society.

The grand marshal will be Doug Herman Sr., Irish lady will be Beth Real Cibak and Irish family will be the Sean Burke family. The parade chairman is Tyler V. Snead.

Those who wish to participate and submit an entry can visit www.iahsaugusta.com/parade.

Second Saturday Festival set to open in Edgefield

EDGEFIELD, S.C – The Edgefield Market announces that the opening day of the Second Saturday Festival in downtown Edgefield will be March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Sponsors include SRP Federal Credit Union, Generac, Auto Credit & Sales, 88.3 WAFJ and the Urban Homesteader.

Opening day will play host to the Mutt Strut benefiting the local nonprofit organization Paws N Hooves Rescue. Bring your pup, and the rest of your family. There will be contests, raffles and a parade down Main Street. While you’re there, take some time to shop with vendors, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a snack with one of the great food vendors onsite.

More information can be found at www.theedgefieldmarket.com.

SRP Park to host CSRA Heart Walk

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – The American Heart Association is inviting the CSRA back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission.

On March 12 at 8 a.m., CSRA Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to SRP Park to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise life-saving funds and encourage physical activity.

This year’s Heart Walk, locally sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, invites participants to take the first step toward improving their heart health. The event will be led by Dr. Philip Coule, chief medical officer at Augusta University Health.

To register, visit www.CSRAHeartWalk.org . From there, participants can stay up to date on the event and encourage friends and family to join in.

Aiken Art Walk scheduled for next month

AIKEN, S.C. – On April 5, the 11th annual Aiken Art Walk will take place in downtown Aiken.

The event brings together emerging and established visual and performing artists, farmers and artisans, arts organizations, locals and tourists alike.

Visitors can enjoy the musical talents of street side performers and peruse pop-up shops of 40 gifted artisans. Downtown shops will be open late, and admission is free.

Artists who want to participate can call 803-293-7846 or visit www.cityofaikensc.gov/aikenartwalk.

The event is sponsored by the Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department, the Aiken Arts Commission, and the Aiken Downtown Development Association.

Monthly farmers markets planned in Laney Walker, south Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The city of Augusta has teamed up with local organizations to host monthly farmers’ markets.

These events will provide fresh produce from local farmers and gardeners while creating a vibrant space for community engagement.

The spring reopening of the Laney Walker farmers’ market will be from 4:30-7 p.m. April 1 at 850 Laney Walker Blvd. The market will be held every first Friday of the month. This market is sponsored by the city of Augusta, the American Heart Association and Augusta Locally Grown.

On April 20, the city will partner with Growing Augusta: Arts, Agriculture & Agency to establish the south Augusta farmers’ market. This event will be from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Henry H. Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road. This market will be open every third Wednesday of each month and will include health screenings, voter registration/education, a petting zoo, cooking demos and a walking club.

For more information, call 706-821-1797.

Kids invited to participate in Easter egg hunt

AIKEN, S.C. – The city of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold its annual community Easter egg hunt on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will be at Perry Memorial Park, 720 Abbeville Avenue NE.

The free scheduled egg hunts are as follows:

  • Therapeutic 30, for a child who may require accommodations to participate, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • 1- to 2-year-olds, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • 3- to 4-year-olds, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 5- to 6-year-olds, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 7- to 8-year-olds, 12:30-1 p.m.
  • 9- to 10-year-olds, 12:30-1 p.m.

City of Aiken to offer summer camp for kids

AIKEN, S.C. – The city of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will offer 10 sessions of summer day camp at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, from June 6 to Aug. 12.

Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 30-minute early drop-off and late pickup period available.

It’s for children ages 5-12, and the cost is $100 per child weekly, or $80 for a four-day camp week offered July 5-8.

Campers will create arts and crafts, exercise, interact with special guests, experience field trips, conduct science experiments, swim at the city pool and more.

Call 803-642-7631 or visit the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Facebook page for more information.

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