(Evansville, IN) – St. Mary’s Wellness Center will hold a four-week “Tai Chi for Arthritis Sampler & Refresher” class beginning the first week of April. Shortened from the standard 8-week program, this four week class is designed to be a sampler experience for new students and an opportunity for current students to deepen their skills.This course is supported by the Arthritis Foundation as a safe and effective way to ease the symptoms of arthritis – including pain, depression, and decreased range of motion. It is designed to be easy and enjoyable for people of all ages, physical conditions, and experience levels.The cost is $25 for all four classes. Registration is required by Thursday, March 30. Certified Instructors are Mike Goebel and Susan Reid and class is held at St. Mary’s Wellness Center at Epworth Crossing. Class times are:Mondays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., April 3 – April 24Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., April 6 – April 27Please call 812-485-5725 to reserve your spot. Other class listings are available at StMarysEpworth.com/classes.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
× PAJAMA DAY — The students in Horace Mann’s fourth grade classes supported Water Well by wearing pajamas.
Mayor Jay Gillian March 17, 2017Dear Friends,I’m proud to announce that the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center will host a regional Special Olympics swimming competition at 10 a.m. Sunday. The annual meet is one of my favorite events of the year. It brings together community volunteers, city representatives, members of the local firefighters’ union and athletes who always remain true to the Special Olympics motto: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”If you’ve never attended the meet, I encourage you to come out and cheer for the competitors. The meet is expected to last about two hours, and the Aquatic and Fitness Center is part of the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.The city still awaits a judge’s decision to clear the way for long-awaited work to begin on the drainage project between 26th Street and 34th Street. The city is required by law to award the contract for the job to the lowest qualified bidder. That’s what we did, and the judge is considering an unsuccessful bidder’s challenge to the process. A decision is expected early next week. The net effect of the action is a delay of the start of the project by a few weeks. For people like me who are accustomed to doing business in the private sector, the obstacles to public projects are extremely frustrating. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as mayor, it’s that nothing is quick or easy. I can assure you that representatives of the city argued strongly for a fast resolution to this legal matter to keep the project on track.I’m confident that Michael Baker International has delivered an effective design and that the contractor will do quality work in executing it. With the project starting in late March, work is now expected to continue into the summer. I hope neighbors agree the end result will be well worth the few months of inconvenience.On Thursday (March 23), City Council will vote to seek bids on the final stage of boardwalk reconstruction: from 10th Street to 12th Street. What was originally planned as a seven-year project to completely rebuild the boardwalk’s substructure and decking from Fifth Street to 12th Street will be complete in five years. The fast track not only saves money for taxpayers and limits the impact on boardwalk merchants, but it restores full year-round access to the countless number of Ocean City residents and guests who enjoy the boardwalk.At this time next year, the winter detours will no longer be necessary. The city’s most valuable and iconic resource will be safe and strong for years to come. Work on the final phase will begin immediately after Columbus Day. A contractor this year completed a similar two-block stretch by President’s Day Weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayor
Around £500,000 of the government’s £10m High Street Innovation Fund has been spent, according to the latest reports.As part of a Freedom of Information request made by independent retailer Paul Turner-Mitchell, and reported by the BBC, it was revealed that a small proportion of the multi-million pound pot has been used by the 100 English councils which received the money last March.The government told the BBC that it wanted to spend the money “strategically and wisely”, as it was discovered that 47 out of 72 councils that responded to the information request said they had yet to spend the money. This equates to a total of £519,363.22 which has been currently spent out of a possible £7.2m.The Independent recently reported that some of the money spent during the 12-month period included £1,500 on a Santa Claus, £1,000 for a reindeer, more than £5,000 on a portable stage and PA system and another £37,000 spent on a salary for a business manager.British Baker is helping bakers play their part in reviving the UK’s high streets as part of its Use Your Loaf awareness campaign, by providing information and advice to retailers to overcome problems such as how to open a pop-up shop and eliminating town centre car parking charges.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “In such cash-strapped times when retailers of all sizes are having to overcome a number of financial hurdles, we wanted to provide our readers and online users the opportunity to make a difference without the hefty price tag.”The Use Your Loaf campaign has already drummed up support from national pretzel retailer Auntie Anne’s, as well as helping a number of craft bakery businesses with suitable business advice.This includes J Hall and Son Bakers in Stroud, who received tailored business advice on setting up a pop-up outlet from Emma Jones, director of campaign group StartUp Britain, which runs the PopUp Britain initiative, and Dan Thompson, founder of the Empty Shops Network and author of Pop Up Business for Dummies.To find out more about the campaign:• Visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/useyourloafcampaign• Follow us on Twitter – @UseYourLoaf_BB• Contact BB multimedia reporter Samantha Edwards on [email protected] or 01293 846594 with any questions.
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Cory Henry is undoubtedly one of the funkiest keys players in the music world today. As one of the talented musicians from Snarky Puppy, Henry has shown his impressive chops to all of Planet Earth, and he is coming to Boulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre for two very special shows.On Sunday, April 16th. Henry will present his 2016 The Revival as a special Easter Sunday matinee performance, which will feature the group opening up on old Gospel songs, Stevie Wonder classics, and more. There will also be a catered food menu available to attendees for a $10 surcharge on event tickets.On Monday, April 17th, Henry will return with his group The Funk Apostles, who have been receiving rave reviews since their initial inception. The quintet features five masterful musicians that bring some of that filthy F-U-N-K straight to your trunk. With two highly successful solo albums under his belt (2014’s First Steps and 2016’s The Revival), and continuing to constantly create new music, Henry is on a musical mission to take it to the next level.Tickets for the special Easter Sunday matinee can be purchased here.Tickets for Monday’s performance can be purchased here.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!
Harvard has been named one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, profiles Harvard in the fourth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a 50-question survey it conducted in 2012 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges. The 215-page guide is the only free comprehensive resource of its kind and can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide. Harvard has also appeared on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, released annually in July, for all five years it has been in existence.“We are truly pleased to recommend Harvard along with all of the fine schools in this book to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices,” said Robert Franek, Senior VP/Publisher, The Princeton Review,Franek noted his Company’s recent survey findings indicating significant interest among college applicants in attending “green” colleges. “Among 9,955 college applicants who participated in our 2013 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 62 percent said having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school,” he said.
LONDON (AP) — House-by-house COVID-19 testing has begun in some communities in England as authorities try to extinguish a new variant of the coronavirus before it spreads widely and undermines a nationwide vaccination program. Authorities want to reach the 80,000 residents of eight areas where the variant first identified in South Africa is known to be spreading. They are dispatching home testing kits and mobile testing units in an effort to reach every resident of those communities. Public health officials are concerned about the variant first identified in South Africa because it contains a mutation of the virus’ characteristic spike protein that existing vaccines target. The mutation may mean the vaccines offer less protection against the variant.
Star Files We can’t think of anyone we’d rather sing “Auld Lang Syne” with! Laura Benanti will ring in the new year with a new show at 54 Below. The Tony winner and Twitter queen will return to the Times Square hotspot on December 31, along with composer and music director Todd Almond.Benanti stole the show last Christmas as the Baroness in The Sound of Music Live! and is currently appearing on Nashville. She won her Tony for the role of Gypsy Rose Lee in the musical Gypsy. Her additional Broadway credits include The Sound of Music, Swing!, Into the Woods, Nine, The Wedding Singer, In the Next Room and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.Check out Benanti’s recent appearance on Show People with Paul Wontorek here. View Comments Laura Benanti
The Autumn Getaway in Kentucky’s Breaks Park is an incredible giveaway featuring lodging, food, and more. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the South,” Breaks Interstate Park is 4600 acres situated along a 5-mile gorge plunging to 1650 feet. It’s located in the mountains of Kentucky, where uncommon history, heritage, and heart offer a welcome that never wears out.Once lucky winner will receive a 2 night stay in Laurel Lake Cabins, dinner for 2 at the Rhododendron Restaurant, and 2 Breaks Park t-shirts.This giveaway is now closed, but be sure to enter the Tucker County Giveaway!