SMC holds Christmas craft show

first_imgOffering a wide variety of handmade, unique gifts, the Christmas Craft Show held at Saint Mary’s College invites students as well as members of the community to purchase goods to support local artists, Carrie Call, director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) at the College said. The craft show will be held in Reignbeaux and Stapleton Lounges in Le Mans Hall at the College Friday from noon to 6 p.m. According to Call, the craft show will host about 50 local or regional artisans who will be selling their handmade goods. “We focus on handmade items,” she said. “This means that we have people selling items that they or family members have made themselves. This also includes businesses that people have started themselves.” Call said the craft show began four years ago and is open to students from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. Members of the community have also been invited to attend. According to Call, the craft show serves several purposes. “It’s important for several reasons,” she said. “One is that it provides a fun and festive way for us to raise money for the Christmas programs. But it’s also a community-wide event that demonstrates our support of local and regional artists.” Call said the money raised from the fees artists pay to rent a table space will benefit the families the College has “adopted” for the 12 Days of Christmas Project. “This year we are sponsoring 40 plus adults and over 70 children with clothing, food, household essentials and gifts,” Call said. According to Call, the craft show has been held annually at Saint Mary’s to unite the local community and the campus community. “We hold the event here because it’s a great way for the Saint Mary’s community to have fun and celebrate together, and it invites the wider community onto our campus,” she said. “Many people have never been on campus, and this gives them a fun opportunity to see what Saint Mary’s is like.” Call said the craft show will offer a variety of gifts. “A large variety of items are available. This includes jewelry of all kinds, knitted and crocheted items, pottery, paintings, photography, specialty foods, decorative items, wood crafts, handmade toys and more,” she said. Call encouraged students to attend the craft show. “Students should come because they will find unique, beautiful, affordable, one-of-a-kind gifts,” she said. “It’s also an easy way to support our Christmas programs. Really though, the best reason is the selection and prices. Everyone loves receiving unique gifts — gifts with heart.”last_img read more

Disenchanted! Princesses Return for Off-Broadway Transfer

first_img Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino and directed by Fiely A. Matias, the tuner features your typical “princess posse” in a show that’s anything-but-typical. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and more toss off the tiaras and get real in a not-for-kids musical where fairy tales will never be the same. Disenchanted premiered at Orlando’s International Fringe Festival in 2011 and has been licensed nationwide since. International productions are to begin this year and a first U.S. national tour will launch in 2016. Michelle Knight (Jersey Boys) returns as Snow White, with Becky Gulsvig (Legally Blonde) as Cinderella, Jen Bechter (Elf) as Sleeping Beauty; Lulu Picart (Listen To My Heart) as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour, Alison Burns (Rent) as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Misérables) as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. Erin Leigh Peck (Grease), Karen Burthwright (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Anthea Neri will also continue as understudies. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 Related Shows The original “princess posse” of last fall’s New York limited engagement of Disenchanted! will be making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs for the show’s upcoming open-ended run. The fairy tale musical lampoon will begin performances off-Broadway on March 16; opening night is set for April 7. Disenchanted View Commentslast_img read more

Win employee love: Four steps

first_imgMove beyond engagement to ’employee love,’ author advises.by:  Jim BuchananEmployee engagement is a familiar term to most of us. I’ve used it a lot in my 40-year career.But now, it seems kind of academic and sterile—a bit of corporate-speak.What we mean, and what we want, are employees who are passionate. We want people who love their jobs and who bring their full effort and talents to help the business and brand do great things for customers. I think we should call this “employee love.”Having passionate employees who put everything they have into their jobs each and every day is the ultimate objective of leadership, and of the human resources discipline.We want to have people on the team who care as much as the leader about the business outcomes and the prosperity of the brand—not just “arms and legs” to do the work but “brain-power” and “heart-power” to make the work great.We want people who love their jobs and the brand they represent.To earn this love from employees, leaders must do several things well. In short, leaders must give love to get love in return by: continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Homebuyer education – the member perk that keeps paying off

first_img 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tammy Trefny Tammy J. Trefny is a Senior Account Manager with Fannie Mae’s Customer Engagement- Business Development Team.   Her role includes working with lenders interested in getting approved to do business … Web: www.fanniemae.com Details Buying a home is complex – and many people just don’t understand the process or what it takes to get a mortgage.Consumer surveys conducted by Fannie Mae’s Economic Research and Strategy Group (ESR) have shown 85 percent think they need to put more down (12-15 percent) than is actually required (3 percent for Fannie Mae’s HomeReadyÒ program, for those who qualify).Research from ESR’s National Housing Survey shows that this common misunderstanding is even greater among households of modest means and minority households. More than half (54 percent) of those with income below $50,000 did not know what the minimum down payment could be. Similarly, 47 percent of African Americans and 48 percent of Hispanics were unaware.Credit Education is ImportantA home is the largest investment most consumers will ever make. Yet, few seek out the advice of independent professionals who could help them through the process like HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. “The availability of high-quality and independent professional housing advice could be the best kept secret in the industry,” says Joe Weisbord, a director in Fannie Mae’s Single-Family business who works on access to credit.Although not well known, it’s an approach that works.A study of the two-year loan performance of more than 18,000 pre-purchase counseling clients from the NeighborWorks America’s network found clients who received counseling were one-third less likely to become 90 or more days delinquent in the two years since obtaining their loan when compared to similar borrowers who did not receive pre-purchase counseling.Empowering BorrowersAll HomeReady borrowers complete an online education course offered by Framework Homeownership.Framework continues to get high marks from first time and repeat homebuyers. It provides the essential knowledge to prepare borrowers for homeownership.But we’ve recently added flexibility for more in-depth help for buyers still facing real barriers like weak credit and limited savings. We’ve expanded our guidelines to accommodate one-on-one counseling, so consumers who meet with advisors for customized consultation (involving a comprehensive review of goals, household budget, and credit) can fulfill HomeReady’s educational requirement and be qualified with higher LTVs. Because these borrowers have gone through counseling that includes a thorough review of their budget and credit, so they can sustain that level of debt to income ratio (DTI).We think this change opens the doors to homeownership for borrowers who were unable to qualify in the past based on their DTI. They can complete one-on-one counseling, and move into homeownership when they are ready.The counseling industry is very excited about this change, and happy to be recognized for the great work that they do.Hitting HomeHomeownership advisors are the untapped resource that can prepare today’s homebuyers for sustainable ownership.Fannie Mae will continue to work with credit unions, real estate professionals, and housing counseling agencies to promote homebuyer education and responsible homeownership.Like you, we want members to make housing decisions that reflect positively on all parties involved.last_img read more

Dayot Upamecano tells RB Leipzig he wants summer transfer amid Arsenal interest

first_imgDayot Upamecano tells RB Leipzig he wants summer transfer amid Arsenal interest Advertisement Upamecano (Picture: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty)However, Leipzig may be willing to accept a lower price to avoid the risk of losing him on a free transfer. Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are among the clubs to be linked with Upamecano, who has helped Leipzig concede the joint-fewest goals in Germany’s top flight after 25 games this season. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Dayot Upamecano wants to leave (Picture: ANP Sport via Getty)Dayot Upamecano has reportedly told Red Bull Leipzig he wants to leave the club in the summer, with Arsenal among the clubs keen to sign him.The 21-year-old centre-half has made it clear he will be moving on, despite the progress made under Julien Nagelsmann. His current deal expires in 2021, meaning Leipzig will likely have to cash in on him, despite his importance to the side. And he has piled pressure on the club by insisting he wants to leave, forcing them to find a buyer, according to SportBild. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveLeipzig stand to make a decent profit on the centre-back, who they signed for just £9m from Red Bull Salzburg in 2017.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal bid €60m for his services last summer and that sum would trigger his release clause. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Mar 2020 3:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Global interest in seaside glamping resort site

first_img“We’ve had more than 50 enquiries in the past 48 hours,” said agent Nick Witheriff of LJ Hooker Kingscliff, who is marketing the site in an expressions of interest campaign.“We’re getting a huge amount of interest, both interstate and internationally. I’ve had calls from the UK, New Zealand, as well as from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and locally.“It’s a hugely popular site that’s only changed hands once in 40 years.” Cabarita Beach was named Australia’s best beach for 2020 by Tourism Australia.A prime parcel of land on the NSW Tweed Coast, currently home to Australia’s premier outdoor resort, is attracting a frenzy of interest from potential buyers worldwide.Enquiries have been coming in hot since the site encompassing The Hideaway at Cabarita Beach, named Australia’s best glamping site, hit the market on Saturday. There is a shortage of land stock along the Tweed Coast. The Hideaway site at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach is for sale. That demand is being driven by limited stock in Cabarita Beach as well as new infrastructure in the region, including the Tweed Valley Hospital which will see an influx of medical professionals once construction is complete.“To be in Cabarita Beach is quite exclusive because there really are only a couple of streets on the eastern side of Tweed Coast Road,” Mr Witheriff said.“We currently don’t have enough dwellings to accommodate the influx of doctors and specialists who will need to live within a two kilometre radius of that hospital.”Mr Witheriff said there are six blocks of undeveloped land left on the beachfront between Cabarita and Kingscliff, five of which have development approvals in place.The only remaining beachfront block, a 1.024ha parcel at 99 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff, is on the market with an asking price of $1.595 million. Inside a glamping tent at The Hideaway. Formerly home to the Cabarita Beach Caravan Park, the 2.803ha site was purchased by a syndicate of investors in 2018 before reopening as an outdoor hotel at the start of last year.Located between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, the idyllic seaside resort has received rave reviews worldwide for its spacious bell tents with all the modern trimmings and luxe bohemian decor.The existing infrastructure and amenities are included in the sale, with the resort able to resume trading once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. But it’s the land, rather than the glamping experience, that buyers are lining up for.The site, at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, is the only development land left to the eastern side of Tweed Coast Road and is R3-zoned for a potential unit/townhouse development or land subdivision.Cashed-up private investors are also eyeing off the parcel with a view to land-banking it for capital growth or future development.Mr Witheriff said buyers had been knocking on the door well before the land hit the market, with two offers of around $6 million already on the table.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“People are queuing up to develop that site because we’ve got so much demand down here for off-the-plan apartments and townhouses,” Mr Witheriff said. The site is the only development land left on the eastern side of Tweed Coast Road. The Hideaway at Cabarita Beach is regarded as Australia’s best glamping site. The last block of available undeveloped land on the Tweed Coast at 99 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff.last_img read more

Trojans, Spartans, And Pirates Capture Tennis Sectional Crowns

first_imgBoys Tennis Sectionals.Sectional 16 @ South Dearborn.Milan  3     South Dearborn  2East Central  4     Oldenburg  1Batesville  3     Milan  2East Central  4     Lawrenceburg  1Championship: East Central  3     Batesville  2Sectional 13 @ Connersville.Franklin County  4     Union County  1Connersville  5     Rushville  0Championship: Connersville  5     Franklin County  0Sectional 27 @ Jennings County.Jennings County  4     Southwestern  1Greensburg  5     Madison  0Championship: Greensburg 4     Jennings County  1last_img

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Trojans

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost to the Sunman-Dearborn Trojans 25-7 on a tough shooting night for the Bulldogs.Rachel Lamping led the way with 3 points; followed by Elena Kuisel 2 points; and Kaylie Raver with 2 points.The Lady Bulldogs fall to 4-6 on the season and will be back in action next Thursday at Greensburg Middle School.  Come out and support the Bulldogs on the road!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Batesville Lady Bulldogs saw their seasonal record fall to 7-3 last night as they were defeated by the Lady Trojans of Sunman Dearborn 49-21. The Lady Trojans came out aggressively and the took control of the game in opening minutes, and never allowed the Lady Bulldogs to recover.Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Makayla Granger with 9.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler and Lizzy Nobbe each with 4, Cora Deputy added 2 and Timbrè Davies and Ava Hanson each scored 1 point.The Lady Trojans were lead by Josie Trabel with 15. Other scorers for the Lady Trojans were Caitlyn Dick and Laney Baker each with 12, Julia Tieman added 6, and they received 2 points apiece from Bailey Ensinger and Brooke Carpenter.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Bouncy Conditions Suited Me: James Neesham

first_imgTaunton: New Zealand’s James Neesham said that the bouncy conditions on offer in Taunton suited him in the match against Afghanistan. James Neesham was man of the match for his bowling figures of 5/31 as he and Lockie Ferguson (4/37) combined force to dismiss Afghanistan for 172. “Our home conditions are lower and slower, but the bouncy conditions suited me personally to be honest. I let a few external voices affect my bowling, and I went back to my forte today — hitting the deck hard, and not trying to swing the ball too much,” said Neesham in the post match presentation ceremony on Saturday.Afghanistan batted first and openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran put up 66 runs to lay a good foundation for their side. But Neesham said that the Kiwis were confident of making a comeback in the middle overs. “Afghanistan put us under pressure very early with the bat, but we knew we had the ability to dent them even after the start they got. The chase was clinical, obviously,” he said. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Pakistan’s Akmal could face lifetime ban over corruption charges

first_imgKARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) – Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal could face a lifetime ban if convicted of match-fixing charges unveiled Friday by the country’s cricket authorities.The 29-year-old was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on February 20, the day when the Pakistan Super League (PSL) commenced in Karachi.The PCB said Umar violated its code on two counts.“The PCB has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of the anti-corruption code which relates to not reporting a fixing offer,” said a PCB press release.Under the PCB anti-corruption code a player is required to immediately report to a team manager or officials of the anti-corruption unit when he receives an offer to fix a match.Under the code if a player is found guilty the penalty ranges from a suspension of six months to a lifetime ban.Umar has 14 days to respond to the charges in writing.Umar has a history of disciplinary problems, having been arrested and detained for a day after a brawl with a traffic warden in 2014.He was also banned for three months after a spat with then Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur in 2017.Last month he escaped punishment after making rude remarks to a fitness trainer in Lahore.Often described as a talented yet undisciplined cricketer, Umar has played 16 Tests, 121 one-day internationals and 84 Twenty20 internationals since his debut in 2009.He last played for Pakistan in the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka four months ago, failing to score in either match.Umar’s anti-corruption case is the latest of many that have hit Pakistan cricket in the last 20 years, resulting in life bans and fines for several players.The PSL was hit by a spot-fixing case in 2017 when openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were banned for five years.last_img read more