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Restaurant owners and chefs share their favorite family vacation memories.

It’s the season again.

It’s time for harvest colors, then Christmas red. Drumstick Dash and Dickens parties. It’s the season for the 10 extra items on your to-do list, and somehow it seems 10 hours less a day.

But there, at the end of the lists and shopping and always in a hurry, is the meal. The call to the table for communion and feast. Whether it’s the pre-game cardboard plate or the main event of the porcelain serving bowl, it’s our culinary traditions that hold us firmly and center us in the midst of all the other hustle and bustle. Each year they patiently wait and quietly invite us to taste and see all that is really good, fair and beautiful in our lives.

It is in this spirit that we share with you the culinary traditions of some of our region’s beloved restaurateurs and chefs. We asked them what culinary traditions they hold dear; these smells, tastes and memories at the center of their family, bringing them to the table.

Jason & Carolyn Kiser, Blue Cow Ice Cream

“Our favorite holiday cooking tradition revolves around the pre-game aspect of Thanksgiving. While waiting for the turkey, we sip Bloody Marys while eating fresh Rappahannock oysters – grilled and raw, along with fries and a dip. Every year my dad makes a giant bowl of his classic clam dip. We usually participate in our pre-game feast around a large piece of plywood placed on two sawhorses in the driveway. This is where the oyster shelling is done for our large crew. We’ve always had this clam dip and the Bloody Mary tradition. Oysters came into play about 15 years ago now. But the rest [of the tradition] we’ve been doing as far as I can remember.

–Carolyn Kiser

Bob Rotanz, Mac and Bob’s Restaurant

“What I usually do on Christmas morning is bake cookies with sausage sauce, homemade applesauce and bacon. The key is that I make the sausage sauce with seasoned flour from Big Spring Mill in Elliston. The seasoned flour totally makes the sauce. I started this tradition when my daughters were young. I cooked this breakfast for them every time they had a slumber party.

–Bob Rotanz

James & Dawn Ferroni, Restaurant Remini

“James’s family history is Italian and a big part of his family tradition is the feast of the seven fish. It’s a six to eight course dinner made with seafood only eaten on Christmas Eve. Then, on Christmas Day, they eat prime rib. On the first Christmas of our wedding, James threw a huge feast combining his Italian Catholic heritage and our new blended family, making all of our kids the favorites. Twelve years later, this tradition continues. James does all the cooking. It makes lamb, prime rib, crab cakes, casino clams, ham and all the trimmings – baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli casserole, and macaroni and cheese. It’s a bit of everything.

–Dawn Ferroni

Nathaniel Sloan, bloom

“One of our favorite holiday cooking traditions is Grandma Dorothy’s Turkey Tetrazzini. A staple for generations now, Grandma’s tetrazzini conjures up warm memories of nourishment and comfort. One of the many aspects that I love about this tradition is Grandma’s dedication to the “no waste” culture of her generation. Even as a child, I was inspired by his ability to turn “leftovers and gizzards” into a nourishing meal for our whole family. She gained this appreciation growing up in downtown Chicago during the Great Depression. There, Dorothy learned at a young age not to take any ingredients for granted and to be eternally grateful.

-Nate Sloan

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Obituary of Richard Glancy (1944 – 2021) – Warsaw, Virginia Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:51:16 +0000 GLANCY, Dr Richard Daniel, Sr., passed away on October 21, 2021, at the age of 77. He loved his God, his family and St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Tappahannock, Virginia. Dr Glancy was the son of the Captain and Mrs John Glancy. The United States Naval Base in Dahlgren, Virginia was his hometown. He was the widower of Mary Alice McCarty Glancy; and will be sadly missed by his wife, Anne Dameron Glancy; and her four children, Richard Jr. (Keyser), Michael, Mary Jordan (Ken), Susan Eggers (Troy); and eight grandchildren, Cabell, Braeden, Logan, Nicholas, Andrew, Mary, Will and Olivia. He is survived by his brother, Paul (Sandra); sister, Theresie Houghton (Mark); sister, Cathy Kurzenknabe (Richard); and his sister-in-law, Francie Thompson (Floyd Thomas). He was a captain in the US Army Reserve, a decorated Vietnam veteran and a proud survivor of the Tet Offensive in 1968. He attended Dahlgren School, St. Vincent Prep and Virginia Tech, where he was a member. of the cadet corps. In his senior year, he was the commander of G Company and received his Distinguished Military Diploma. He then attended the College of William and Mary and obtained an M.Ed., CASE and Ed.D. He was very fond of teaching in Northumberland County and being an elementary school principal in the town of West Point. Dr. Glancy then served as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools. At the end of his career he was very proud to serve as a GED teacher at the Northern Neck Regional Prison and as the Deputy Director of the Northern Neck Technical Center. He was close to his church and his church family. He chaired the Pastoral Council and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed serving on the Distinguished Alumni Board of the English Department at Virginia Tech. During the years of his illness, Dr. Glancy was served faithfully by his companions, Doreatha Corbin and Terry Packett. His family and friends will be remembered for his deep sense of loyalty, kindness, wisdom and compassion. He was a person of great character who generously demonstrated his capacity to love unconditionally and to give without selfishness. His legacy will live on forever in the rich storytelling tradition he started and through the sense of service he instilled in his family. Family will receive friends at Welch Funeral Home in Warsaw, Virginia on October 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Tappahannock, Virginia on October 28, 2021 at 11:00 am. buried with military honors at the Quantico National Cemetery on October 29, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the American Red Cross ( and Knights of Columbus Council 10578 ( /donate/index.html).

Posted by Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 26, 2021.

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Northern Ireland teachers’ unions call for changes to labor laws that continue to discriminate on religious grounds Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:38:00 +0000

The executive faces new pressures to address inequalities in the teaching profession by repealing fair employment laws that continue to discriminate on religious grounds.

the legislation currently allows an exemption from equal opportunities and fair participation in employment for members of the Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland.

This means that it is not illegal to discriminate against someone in a school appointment process on the basis of their religious belief.

A Catholic teacher could therefore legally lose his job in favor of a Protestant teacher and vice versa, depending on the type of school for which he is applying. Likewise, schools may decide to appoint a new teacher based on the church they attend within a denomination or whether they attend mass regularly.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference in Belfast will hear today calls by the teachers’ union NASUWT for an amendment to the Equal Employment and Treatment (NI) Ordinance 1988 to remove the exemption.

Dr Patrick Roach, secretary general of NASUWT, said there was a widely held belief that no teacher should be subject to legislation.

“Discrimination is detrimental to the education of children and to the well-being and careers of teachers,” he said.

“This legislation undermines efforts to combat prejudice, hatred and conflict with the goal of social inclusion which schools should strive to nurture and promote.

“No teacher should be denied the opportunity to teach or run schools on the basis of their religious belief. “

Justin McCamphill, NASUWT’s country manager for Northern Ireland, said the exemption was obsolete and should be removed.

“We call on the Premier and Deputy Prime Minister to do away with this and ensure that every teacher has equal opportunities and can apply for a job at any school, regardless of religion or community background. perceived, ”he said.

“Teachers should no longer have to expect the same employment rights as all other workers.

“Removing the teachers’ exemption is necessary to tackle endemic nepotism and the lack of diversity in the teaching profession. “

Earlier this year, an assembly motion was unanimously supported calling for an end to religious discrimination.

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New in Shudder for November include “The Exorcist III” and “Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II”! Mon, 25 Oct 2021 17:30:28 +0000

October may be coming to an end, but the good news is it’s ALWAYS Halloween on Bloody Disgusting. And it’s ALWAYS Halloween on AMCs too Shudder streaming service.

Shudder just announced its full lineup for November 2021, and it includes movies from the past as well as all-new exclusives and originals, including Prisoners of Ghost Country.

Here is the complete program for November …


Dead and beautiful – Premiere on November 4

(Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UK and Shudder ANZ)

Five spoiled rich Asians in their twenties (Gijs Blom, Aviis Zhong, Yen Tsao, Philip Juan, Anechka Marchenko) suffer from the boredom of the upper class, not knowing how to spend their days when so little is expected of them. In search of thrills, the five friends form the “Circle”, a group where they take turns designing a unique and extravagant experience for others. But things take a turn for the worse when the privileged townspeople wake up after a night out to find they’ve developed vampire fangs and an unquenchable thirst for flesh, blood, and adventure at all costs.

Large White – Premieres on November 11

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A blissful sightseeing trip turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane collapses near a shipwreck. Stranded miles from shore in an inflatable life raft, they find themselves in a desperate struggle for survival as they attempt to land before running out of supplies or being captured by a menacing pack of lurking sharks just below the surface. Large White stars Katrina Bowden (Piranha 3DD, 30 Rock), Aaron Jakubenko (Swamps), Kimie tsukakoshi (against the current), Tim kano (Neighbors), and Te Kohe Tuhaka (Love and monsters, Dead lands). Written by Michael boughen (Endangered breed), the film made his directorial debut of Martin wilson.

Prisoners of Ghost Country – Premiere on November 19

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In the treacherous border town of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas cage) was released from prison by a wealthy warlord, the governor (Bill Mosley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia boutella) escaped. Strapped in a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn’t find the missing girl, the bandit sets out on a journey to find the young woman – and his own path to redemption.

The ropes – Premieres on November 23

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In the heart of winter, Catherine (Teagan johnston), a talented musician who, after recently breaking up her successful band, travels to her aunt’s secluded coastal cabin to work on new tracks in seclusion. Once there, she and local photographer Grace (Jenna schaefer) spark a budding romance by visiting an abandoned farmhouse with a disturbing past. Soon after, strange and seemingly supernatural events begin to manifest at the chalet, escalating each night and dangerously eroding Catherine’s sense of reality.


The Boulet Dragula Brothers – Premieres every Tuesday

The groundbreaking Shudder Original series follows ten drag artists from around the world competing for a grand prize of $ 100,000 – the biggest in show history. Season four guest judges include Vanessa Hudgens (Musical High School film series), Harvey Guillen (What we do in the shadows), Kristian nairn (Game Of Thrones), Micha Ocherovich (Weird), queer country music icon Orville Peck, pop metal star Poppy, Ray santiago (Ash vs. The Evil Dead), Bob the drag queen (We are here) and more. Season Four Cast Details Available here.

Behind the monsters – Previews every Wednesday

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Behind the monsters deeply explores the creation of favorite horror icons including Candyman, Chucky, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. No horror icon came out of a fully trained filmmaker’s first draft. There were first drafts, bad turns, experiments. Once made flesh (or latex), there is presentation, impact, audience response and legacy. Each episode examines a horror icon who broke free from the confines of the film from which she was born and became the subject of a legend.


November, 1st

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A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs as they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village that slowly transforms into a clan of devil worshipers.

(Available on Shudder US)

A newlywed couple are overjoyed to be invited to hang out at their handsome neighbor’s beautiful home, but the excitement quickly turns to horror when they find out that she is, in fact, a predatory vampire.

(Available on Shudder US)

A spellbinding and deeply intense atmospheric film about love, monsters and revenge that is compared to the chilling “Let the Right One In”.

(Available on Shudder US)

After the death of his wife and the disappearance of his daughter, a successful architect calls in an exorcist to help him find his daughter.

(Available on Shudder US)

A masked killer tracks down four teenagers responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier at their high school prom.

  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

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Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns for revenge.

(Available on Shudder US)

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip to hell, while being chased by a lawyer for revenge.

November 8

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A self-confident and enraged man on the road on a family trip finds himself chased and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to follow.

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As former Detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns that she has a mysterious secret life.

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An intergalactic warrior fights alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic 8-year-old girl and her domestic hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

  • Henry: Portrait of a serial killer

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Upon arriving in Chicago, Henry moves in with ex-acquaintance Otis and begins teaching him the ways of the serial killer.

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Found in a filthy and fierce Catholic hospital, wild teenager Darlin ‘is taken to a nursing home run by the bishop and his obedient nuns, where she is to be rehabilitated into a “good girl” as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin ‘holds a darker secret than the “sins” with which she is threatened; The equally fierce and savage woman who raised her is ever present in the shadow of Darlin’s psyche and is determined to come and get her no matter who tries to get in her way.

November 11th

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Strange cravings and hallucinations plague a young couple after seeking refuge in the home of an aging farmer and her particular son.

November 15

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Almost a year after a shoddy job, a hitman takes on a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three murders. What started out as an easy task quickly collapses, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

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A determined young woman and a wounded occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

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A family that has moved into a remote mill in Ireland finds itself in a struggle for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

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Feeling isolated and desperate, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to summon the spirit of a witch to kill her mother.

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When three shipwrecked sailors disembark on an abandoned island with the exception of only four residents, a sailor begins to wonder what happened on the island. He must uncover the truth as he fights to save his own life and escape the island.

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A teenage girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first fender-bender, innocently exchanging information with a sorry stranger, a serial killer who lurks the streets, eagerly seeking his next unsuspecting victim.

November 16

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As a child, Todd is institutionalized for murder while his twin is released. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

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From post-apocalyptic westerns and demented comedies to terrifying horror and gore, ETHERIA serves up the perfect blend of mind-boggling and panic-provoking excitement from the world’s best emerging female genre directors. Each episode presents a take on the fantastic in this new anthology series created to introduce incredible directors to devoted fans of the genre.

22 november

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A police lieutenant discovers more than he expected as his investigation into a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased serial killer Gemini, leads him to interview patients in a psychiatric ward.

29 november

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The descent of a British teacher into personal demoralization at the hands of drunk and deranged wreckage as he was stranded in a small town in the hinterland of Australia.

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The Psalms of Dante’s Spiritual Journey Mon, 25 Oct 2021 16:51:17 +0000

The Department of Catholic Studies proudly presents, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, The Psalms of Dante’s Spiritual Journey. This lecture by Dr Gregory Y. Glazov, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University, will take place on Thursday November 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. in the Beck Rooms of Walsh library and will be available through Teams.

Join the team meeting HERE, or call (audio only) +1 908-512-7307,, 267336849 # USA, Elizabeth Phone Conference ID: 267 336 849 #

About the event:

Leading readers on an imaginative, faith-based journey from desolation to salvation, Dante draws on and enhances many cultural elements of Christian and pre-Christian history – biblical figures, classical philosophy and aesthetics, to not name a few. “The importance of Dante’s Divine Comedy in Western culture cannot be overstated,” said Ines Murzaku, PhD, Chair of Catholic Studies. “Through his masterful synthesis of this journey of faith, Dante has made incredible contributions to how we view our world and our path to salvation. : the Psalms. “

Prepared in response to a request for Dante’s commemoration by a Bible scholar, Dr. Glazov’s presentation will report on Dante’s enlightenment of the role the Psalms play in Dante’s spiritual journey, for example, by escaping from Hell via asking for mercy, and ascending to Heaven by using praise and jubilation to express ineffable joy.

The event is co-sponsored by the university core and the Center d’études catholiques. For more information on this event, please contact Gloria Aroneo, MBA, at or (973) 275-2808

About the speaker:

Gregory Y. Glazov, DPhil (Oxon.), Professor and chair of biblical studies in the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, has master’s and doctoral degrees in Jewish studies around the world Oxford University Greco-Roman in 1989 and 1993, respectively, the first on a Rhodes scholarship. He specializes in Old Testament studies and in the Jewish writings of Russian philosopher Vladimir Soloviev. These areas of specialization are illustrated by his dissertation on the structure of biblical prophetic calling accounts, The ‘Bridling of the Tongue’ and the ‘Opening of the Mouth’ in Biblical Prophecy (Sheffield Academic Press, 2001), and articles on biblical anthropology and medical ethics (Linacre Center), canonical criticism of prophetic literature (InterVarsity Press), monastic witness in Russia and the West (Eastern Christian studies), compunction in Scripture and the Fathers of the Church (Journal of Early Christian Studies), the role of Judaism and Jewish suffering in Pauline Christology (Oxford University Press), as well as by its translation and commentary on Soloviev’s writings on Judaism, The Burning Bush: Writings on Jews and Judaism ( Notre Dame University Press, 2016).

About Catholic Studies:

Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University offers an innovative and interdisciplinary program for students of all faiths who wish to deepen their knowledge of the rich intellectual tradition and living heritage of Catholicism. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology and other disciplines, Catholic studies focus on the dialogue of the Church with culture and the encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic studies have the option of pursuing a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances other study programs and fields of study at the university. Over the past 20 years, the academic program and its varied activities have remained true to the Catholic mission and vision of the University. For more information, please contact Ines Murzaku, PhD, Director of Catholic Studies at or Gloria Aroneo at

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Schultz Family Foundation, Stand Together Foundation and Starbucks Foundation partner to empower communities across America to welcome new Afghan neighbors Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000

Mobilising America for Refugees Fund to provide over $ 1 million to help community organizations engage over 10,000 volunteers across America to assist with resettlement efforts

Posted: October 25, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. CDT|Update: 2 hours ago

SEATTLE, 25 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Schultz Family Foundation, the Stand Together Foundation and the Starbucks Foundation today announced the Mobilize America for Refugees Fund support community organizations through United States who help Afghan refugees and parolees successfully resettle by donating goods, services and volunteer time. As part of this effort, the Schultz Family Foundation, the Stand Together Foundation, and the Starbucks Foundation have committed more than $ 1 million award general operating grants up to $ 45,000 to eligible nonprofits in up to 40 communities across the country to increase their capacity to serve individuals and families who have fled Afghanistan.

Schultz Family Foundation (PRNewsfoto / Schultz Family Foundation)

To support this effort, Welcome.US will raise awareness, foster collaboration and coordinate resettlement groups and civic organizations, including the more than 100 organizations that make up its broad coalition of partners. Hello Neighbor, a non-profit organization committed to supporting refugees and immigrants, will lead a collaborative learning community as part of the Hello Neighbor network to share best practices among beneficiaries.

Tens of thousands of Afghans have been forced to flee their homelands, many due to threats to their lives and livelihoods due to their association with United States. The Americans want to welcome our new Afghan neighbors in United States volunteering their time, donating clothing and furniture, and much more, and most local government-funded resettlement agencies are under tremendous pressure to coordinate volunteer aid and non-cash donations.

To connect volunteers with resettlement efforts, the Mobilize America for Refugees Fund invest in community organizations that are committed to creating opportunities for Americans across the country to engage directly in welcoming and helping newcomer Afghans integrate into their new communities in partnership with agencies local resettlement. We expect these organizations to provide volunteer-led services, such as English lessons, driving lessons and professional boating; coordinate the donation of clothing and household items; and organize activities and events to welcome Afghans to their new communities.

The funders of the Mobilize America for Refugees Fund provide general operating grants to community organizations that:

  • Operate in a community likely to host Afghan refugees.
  • Commit to involving a broad cross-section of their community to support refugees, including volunteers from families, schools, universities, veterans organizations and religious organizations.
  • Are in partnership with one or more refugee resettlement organizations in their community.
  • Commit to dedicate 3-5 hours per month to learn and participate in a learning collaboration of like-minded organizations throughout the duration of the grant led by Hello Neighbor.

Interested organizations can find out more by reading the Frequently Asked Questions and can request assistance here. Applications are due Wednesday, November 15, 2021.

Support from the Schultz Family Foundation is part of the Foundation’s program $ 1.1 million comprehensive commitment to support the resettlement of Afghans in the United States


  • “The courageous Afghans fleeing their homelands, many of whom have served honorably alongside our veterans, deserve to be greeted with respect and dignity. Helping our Afghan allies successfully integrate into our communities across the country reaffirms our shared humanity and common bonds. – Sheri and Howard Schultz, co-founders, Schultz Family Foundation
  • “America has always been a welcoming country – a place where people come to improve the lives of their families and, in so doing, help improve the lives of all of us. The Stand Together Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to support local organizations that welcome our new Afghan neighbors and help communities across the country do their part to carry on this great American tradition, alongside the Family Foundation. Schultz, the Starbucks Foundation, Welcome.US and Hello Neighbor. “- Brian Hooks, President, Stand Together Foundation.
  • “At Starbucks, we have a long history of partnering with others to provide opportunity and generate real impact. We are proud to join the Schultz Family Foundation, Stand Together and Welcome.US in their continued efforts to welcome Afghan families. in the US We continue to pursue our goal of hiring 10,000 refugees around the world. But we also know that support goes beyond employment, which is why the Starbucks Foundation is committed $ 350,000 in grants to non-profit organizations supporting the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) and refugee resettlement. “- Virginie tenpenny, Head of Social Impact, Starbucks.
  • “At a time when thousands of Americans and civic organizations are rallying to support our new Afghan neighbors, we are proud to join the Schultz Family Foundation, the Stand Together Foundation, the Starbucks Foundation and Hello Neighbor in supporting local organizations connecting volunteers with new Afghans. It’s the daily welcoming gestures of volunteers that will show our new neighbors how proud we are that they are rebuilding their lives here – and ensure that our new neighbors have what they need to rebuild their lives and help their new communities. – Nazanin ash, CEO, Welcome.US.
  • “Hello Neighbor is honored and honored to lead the learning components of this grant opportunity and fundraising circle. We know that the greatest impacts can occur here. As communities all over the world United States seek to support their new neighbors, we will be there by their side. Together we can and will make a big impact in the lives of our new Afghan neighbors. “- Sloane davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor
  • “The Mobilizing America for Refugees fund is a welcome initiative to support local community organizations in the resettlement of Afghan families. This fund will strengthen the network of community organizations across the country and, most importantly, provide innovative and community-based support for the resettlement of Afghans. through new opportunities like the fund, we will build sustainable reception networks for our new afghan neighbors. “- Guillaume Canny, Executive Director, Migration and Refugee Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

About the Schultz Family Foundation
The Schultz Family Foundation, created in 1996 by Sheri and Howard Schultz, former CEO and Chairman Emeritus of Starbucks, creates pathways of opportunity for populations facing barriers to success, focusing on young people in transition to adulthood and marginalized populations, including black communities, indigenous and colored. By investing in scalable solutions and partnerships in communities across the country, the Foundation aims to help overcome the barriers and obstacles that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential and, in so doing, strengthen our communities and our nation. Learn more at

About Stand Together
Stand Together Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by stimulating change within communities. We are building a community of social entrepreneurs who believe in people, work from the bottom up and come together to do well. Since 2016, we are committed $ 100 million and be counted on to fuel the innovation of nonprofits across the country to build stronger and safer communities where all can learn, contribute and reach their full potential. Our goal is to help leaders of nonprofits maximize their impact to lift more lives out of poverty. Learn more about

About the Starbucks Foundation
The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives around the world, emphasizing community resilience and prosperity, and uplifting communities affected by disasters. Established in 1997, the Starbucks Foundation is a section 501 (c) (3) charity of US law. Learn more at

About Welcome.US
Welcome.US is a new national effort launched in September 2021 welcome Afghan families as they settle and build a new life in United States. Welcome.US provides a single point of entry to channel the influx of support from Americans who wish to get involved by donating supplies, money or time to frontline organizations; provide temporary accommodation; or sponsor refugees. President Barack obama and Michelle obama, President Georges. W. Bush and Laura Bush, and president William J. Clinton and secretary Hillary Clinton serve as honorary co-chairs.

In addition to strengthening US support for our arriving Afghan families, Welcome.US has created the Welcome Fund to support the development and expansion of sustainable host communities across the country to meet the needs of our new neighbors.

Welcome.US is led by the CEO Nazanin ash, former vice president of global policy and advocacy at the International Rescue Committee, and co-chaired by Cecilia Muñoz, senior advisor to New America and former director of the White House Home Policy Council under President Obama, and John bridgeland, CEO of COVID Collaborative and former director of the White House Home Policy Council under President Bush.

Welcome.US is a project sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a 501 (c) 3 organization.

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Adopt-a-Park Program Successful, City of Marshall Says | News, Sports, Jobs Mon, 25 Oct 2021 05:04:11 +0000

MARSHALL – The City of Marshall “Adopt-a-park” The program has had a successful year, city staff said this week. Community members and groups embraced Marshall’s 13 parks, and from April to October they volunteered, like picking up litter.

“My hopes were to get half of the parks adopted. Obviously, we have gone beyond that ”, Parks Superintendent Marshall Preston Stensrud said. While the parks service is still at its normal level, Adopt-a-Park attendees are giving the city extra help in keeping the parks clean, he said. They also help keep an eye out for issues such as vandalism or dangerous objects.

“Anytime you can get extra hands and extra pairs of eyes, it’s going to be beneficial.” he said.

Adopt-a-Park volunteers are responsible for a one-year commitment, Stensrud said. The city provides volunteers with garbage bags and a pickup for park clean-up events, and participants are responsible for cleaning the parks once a month between April and October.

Participants in the Adopt-a-Park program ranged from individual community members and families to clubs and church groups.

“The Liberty Park was adopted by the young people of the Holy Redeemer, and during the summer months the cleaning was carried out by a group of children ranging from 1st to 12th grade,” Becki Johnson said. “Taking care of a park they have played in has helped them realize how they should treat their environment when they are at the park so that no one else has to pick up their trash. It also allowed them to see the difference they can make in our city, regardless of their age.

In addition to keeping parks attractive, litter collection helps keep litter out of ponds and rivers, and prevents animals from eating litter, city staff said.

“There was a lot of traction and a lot of good comments”, Stensrud said of the program. Several community groups that adopted parks this summer have already reengaged for next year, and other community members are trying to get involved.

“We are very fortunate to have such supportive community members who see the importance of taking care of our urban parks” said Stensrud. “On behalf of the Town of Marshall, I want to express our gratitude to all of the volunteers who have chosen to dedicate their time and effort to help keep our parks beautiful and clean for all to enjoy. “

A registration form for the Adopt-a-Park program is available on the Town of Marshall website.

In a press release, the City of Marshall said it would like to thank the following volunteers for their dedication and service to the area’s parks this year:

• Town of Marshall Welfare Committee, Legion Field Park

• SWHHS Circle Program, Victory Park

• Stanley Busy Beavers Club 4-H, archery park

• Basic education for adults in the southwest, independence park

• Shanda Walker and her family, Loyalty Dog Park

• Catholic ministries of the Saint-Rédempteur campus / Club Newman, Justice Park

• Marshall Community Center for Adults, Memorial Park

• Family of the late Hank and Bettie Karlstad, Amateur Sports Complex

• Marshall United Soccer Association, Channel Parkway complex

• Voigt family, Patriot Park

• Jamie Brigger, Liberty Park

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Lynda Montgomery Obituary (1956 – 2021) – 45 year old resident of Santa Cruz County, California Sun, 24 Oct 2021 16:48:46 +0000 Lynda Ponchione Montgomery
July 13, 1956 – October 21, 2021
45-year-old resident of Santa Cruz County
Dedicated wife, mother and grandmother Lynda Ponchione Montgomery passed away on October 21, 2021 after a 5-year battle with brain cancer. She spent her final days surrounded by her 42-year-old husband Dr. David Montgomery, four sons (Matthew, Scott, Tim and Eric), five grandchildren and sister Christine.
Lynda was born in San Jose, California on July 13, 1956. Her late parents Monique and Charles both emigrated from France and she has always been proud of her heritage and loved to speak French whenever the opportunity presented itself. She graduated in history from the University of Santa Clara and remained an avid reader for the rest of her life.
Her greatest joy and her true vocation in life was motherhood. She proudly introduced herself as a hovering mother and called or emailed each of her children daily. Her Catholic faith was central to her life and something that she imprinted on her children. As an empty breeder, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping (for anything), making phone calls with friends and family, traveling the world, and visiting every corner of California. with Dave.
A Christian burial mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 29 at the Resurrection Catholic Church in Aptos, starting at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Resurrection Catholic Church. You can share your prayers and thoughts with his family by visiting the Benito and Azzaro home page.

View Lynda Ponchione Montgomery’s online memorial

Posted by Santa Cruz Sentinel on October 24, 2021.

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The parish strengthens thanks to fundraising Sun, 24 Oct 2021 11:28:55 +0000

A restoration project that cost nearly $ 2 million not only restored St. Mary’s Church in Campbellford, Ont., To its former glory, it also strengthened the strength of the parish community .

St. Mary’s parishioners kicked off their fundraising efforts, raising half of the funds needed for the restoration even before the project began and have since reduced the debt burden to $ 720,000. At the same time, the parishioners have built and strengthened the community.

The current church, under the official name of the parish of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built in 1900, 11 months after a fire on Christmas Eve 1899 destroyed the original building. But over the next 115 years, the deterioration of the historic limestone building necessitated major renovations totaling nearly $ 2 million.

Like their ancestors when the original church was destroyed, parishioners rolled up their shirt sleeves and looked after themselves as well. Pledges have been made and fundraising has started for the massive project over the past 10 years. When the dust settled, St. Mary’s was in debt of just over $ 1 million.

Pastor P. Bill Maloney, who has only been at the ward for 14 months, is delighted with what he has seen in such a short period of time. Since Maloney has been in the parish, he has found the community to be very welcoming, dedicated, loyal and very eager to get involved in fundraising efforts. Even throughout the pandemic, the parish made significant inroads that reduced the total debt to what it is today.

“The parish continues to fight debt for submission,” said Maloney. “It is easier to raise funds for a project in the planning and implementation stages. It is much more difficult to raise money for debt. Dances, bake sales, dinners, serving meals to livestock buyers and farmers at auctions, yard sales, concerts, prayer a-thons were just some of the many activities over the years. .

One such initiative that highlights the spirit of parishioners is Mary’s Closet, a store that opened in the rectory on July 17 and sells second-hand clothing and other household items to help the community. The buzz around the store has grown over the months and the clothes are donated by parishioners and those of the community at large. Open only one day a week, Saturdays, Mary’s Closet offers clothing for men, women and children as well as books, puzzles and appliances. One weekend in October, the store brought in $ 900.

The initiative has drawn everyone from weekend thrift stores to parents looking for a bargain. Wearing children’s branded items, which sell for between $ 1 and $ 3, targets those who may be in financial difficulty and could benefit from the ability to purchase branded items at a fraction of the cost.

“I think it’s a great way to build community because we attract people of all ages, religions, ethnicities,” said Theresa Miller, co-director with Peggy Clark of Mary’s Closet. “We have a really large sample of the population coming in, so that’s great. Members of the parish are also volunteers. We are only open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., but we also hope to open on another day in the week.

The Holy Smokes firewood initiative is another creative way parishioners fundraise while nurturing spirits as a community. In August, parishioners cut logs and stack them in blocks. It took four mornings and at one point there were five chainsaws running and three people stacking blocks. After letting the wood sit for a full month, 21 people gathered a few Saturdays in September and October to divide it into firewood. When the job was done, 18 and a half cords were split and stacked. The wood will harden and will be sold next year.

“Even though it was hard work, there were a lot of smiles and laughs, especially during the coffee, muffin and apple breaks,” said Maloney. “It was not the diet of the 5,000 but everyone was fed on many levels.”

Not all initiatives have been about raising funds to repay the debt. In the tradition of those with Irish roots, the parish instituted the Parish Potato Patch. The Mahoney family in the ward loaned land and the Oates family donated seed potatoes. The volunteers gathered on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour to hoe, pick up stones or help rid the plot of bugs from the potato. In the end, the 300 pounds of seed potatoes produced 990 pounds of potatoes which benefited food banks in Campbellford, Havelock, Hastings, Marmora, Norwood, Stirling and Warkworth, as well as a soup kitchen. local in Peterborough.

“The Holy Spirit is alive and active in Campbellford in St. Mary’s despite COVID-19,” said Maloney. “In a nutshell, there is still a debt of $ 720,000, but like the Israelites who traveled 40 years and finally arrived in the Holy Land, St. Mary’s will repay that debt and then meet the next challenge, whatever it is. With the Lord by our side, nothing is impossible.

The Diocese was happy to see not only the support of the parish through fundraising efforts, but also to know that it is coupled and supported by an active and sacramental prayer life.

“I think the community is really undertaking this as a long-term project to which they will devote their constant efforts and work,” said Deirdre Thomas, director of communications and deputy to Peterborough Bishop Daniel Miehm. “It will be done little by little. I think the continued good work they are doing will pay off a lot. “

With a social justice approach and a focus on the common good, parishioners have been very responsive to the needs of the poor, Thomas said. Parishioners looked for ways not only to bring people together around fundraising efforts, but also to serve those less fortunate..

Anyone wishing to donate can call (705) 768-0844 or (705) 653-1093 or visit

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Event helps hundreds of Utah refugees and immigrant families find the items they need Sun, 24 Oct 2021 01:13:16 +0000

Refugees and immigrants search for items donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bountiful Orchard Stake at an event on October 23. (Emily Ashcraft,

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MIDVALE – A community event Saturday helped Utah immigrant and refugee families find the things they need, including clothes, dishes, appliances and furniture.

Members of the Bountiful Orchard Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints coordinated with a community group and other churches and donated thousands of items, enough to fill a cultural hall in Midvale .

Estefania Romero arrived in the United States two months ago, leaving a bad situation in Venezuela. She said she was able to find a lot of things her family needed.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be in this country,” Romero said on Saturday, and “I am grateful for the help I have received from the church.”

The stake worked with Annette Miller, the founder of UnityinCommunity. She organized the event and helped connect the stake with people in need of help, although most who came heard about the event through word of mouth.

“There aren’t a lot of things like this particular event, because not only did they donate money, but they also donated new items… people went to great lengths to provide stuff and think it over. to things these families would need in their homes, ”Miller said.

Jackie Skinner has come to help an Afghan refugee family who are staying with her find the things they need. She said they arrived at her house two weeks ago with only a few small bags and purses. She said the experience of helping the family has been “wild but beautiful”. She communicates with the family through charades and sometimes by making phone calls to people who can help translate. She said there are so many refugees arriving right now that typical aid systems are unable to support them.

“That’s why it makes sense, because so many people are coming together to just offer their support and love our new friends dearly, and that’s just great,” Skinner said.

Skinner said the women at the event asked the family if there was anything else they needed, and the girl, who was a professional tailor, said she needed a sewing machine. sewing to make her mother’s clothes, there were none there but the volunteers said they could find one for her, and also said they would try to find them a vacuum cleaner and laptops.

Chad Gardner and his wife Susie are part of the Davis Communications Council with their involvement in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The responsibility of the council is to bring together people of different faiths to do service. As part of this mission, along with members of their stake and associates from other churches, they hosted this event last month.

“We announced that we were doing this project and we needed help and it was just overwhelming. Literally, this is all done by a small community, a stake,” Gardner said.

Gardner said they were expecting more than 100 Afghan families, but there were so many who showed up that there is no way of knowing how many people and families the stake has helped with its donations. He said when the building opened for the event at 9 a.m. there was a line up on the street with hundreds of people.

“It was literally like kids on Christmas morning,” Gardner said.

He also helped deliver the items to homes and said a family was almost in tears because of his gratitude when he helped deliver a bed for them.

Gardner also said it was amazing to see refugees coming to help out too, many former refugees were at church to help organize articles, translate and help people find what they need.

Norbelys Moreno, who came to the United States from Venezuela to seek political asylum, and her 10-year-old son Carlos Moreno were both present at the event to provide assistance. She said that recently more and more people from Venezuela have come to the United States and sometimes they come with nothing because even their clothes are taken during the immigration process. She spent time sorting clothes for babies and women.

Carlos Moreno helped sort and move piles of clothes and toys, he said he would do whatever he was asked to do to help, and that he just wanted to help people who needed it.

“I have the impression that everyone is happy today and that we are doing their day,” said Carlos Moreno.

Susie Gardner said she was eager to show photos of the event to those in the stake who contributed, to show them how much their donations meant. She said they were worried when they started receiving donations that there would be too much, because there were so many generous donations.

“It’s just amazing, everyone is coming together to help people who need everything,” said Susie Gardner.

Chad Gardner said there were pastors for a few churches who said they would like to pick up any items that are not taken for distribution to others in need, and any additional items left over after that. will be donated to Deseret Industries.


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