Gift box – Filigree Monograms http://filigreemonograms.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 13:31:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://filigreemonograms.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Gift box – Filigree Monograms http://filigreemonograms.com/ 32 32 Put it back in the box – The Ukiah Daily Journal https://filigreemonograms.com/put-it-back-in-the-box-the-ukiah-daily-journal/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 13:31:56 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/put-it-back-in-the-box-the-ukiah-daily-journal/ Frank Capra, born in 1897, emigrated to the United States as a small child and settled in Los Angeles. He started working for a studio during the silent film era and gradually worked his way up to start directing films in the 1920s. During the 1930s he created many films that are remembered for Him […]]]>

Frank Capra, born in 1897, emigrated to the United States as a small child and settled in Los Angeles. He started working for a studio during the silent film era and gradually worked his way up to start directing films in the 1920s. During the 1930s he created many films that are remembered for Him Today: It Happened One Night (1934); Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936); and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Many of his films had a special feel, with a lonely idealist opposing larger forces but somehow overcoming them. The term “Capra-esque” was coined to describe his stubbornly positive outlook; less kindly, it was derided as “Capra-corn”.

When the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into World War II, Capra enlisted in the military. Although too old to enlist, he had an immigrant’s love for his adopted country and wanted to demonstrate his patriotism, spending the war directing a series of information films for the military to explain to new recruits the geopolitical forces that dragged the United States into the war. . This series, known as “Why We Fight”, eventually earned Capra the Distinguished Service Medal.

With the end of the war, Capra and two other directors set up their own studio. He, George Stevens and William Wyler formed Liberty Films in 1945.

Unfortunately, Liberty Films would only produce two films: an adaptation of the play State of the Union, and It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), which was a box office flop. He actually made a significant amount of money, but his production expenses were so high that he still ended up in the red.

It’s a Wonderful Life, for anyone who has lived in a cave for the past half-century has all the characteristics that identify it as a Capra tale. It follows a man named George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) who grows up in an idyllic small town, but is constantly frustrated by outside events as he tries to leave to pursue his dreams. Instead, he stays to run the family building and lending business, enabling local residents to own their own homes. In doing so, Bailey is opposed by the wealthy but venal Henry Potter (Lionel Barrymore). Potter puts Bailey in a bind on Christmas Eve when he discovers a large bank deposit that Bailey’s Uncle Billy has misplaced. Facing financial ruin, and even criminal prosecution, because of the loss of funds, Bailey contemplates suicide. But then, in typical Capraesque fashion, things start to turn around.

The plot of It’s a Wonderful Life closely follows its source, a 1939 short story called The Greatest Gift by writer and editor Philip Van Doren Stern. Unable to get it published, in 1943 Stern had 200 copies privately printed and given as Christmas presents. A copy made its way to Hollywood and Capra eventually acquired the rights.

After the film failed at the box office, Liberty Films was sold to Paramount Pictures. It’s a Wonderful Life would occasionally appear on television until the 1970s, when something remarkable happened.

Between 1909 and 1978, copyright was valid for 28 years and could be renewed once for another 28 years. As the film’s 28th year of distribution approached in 1974, the company charged with monitoring the film’s status, however, neglected to renew the copyright.

This meant that it had apparently fallen into the public domain, so anyone could exhibit it without paying a royalty. And, for about the next 20 years, many local television stations not only began to show him every Christmas, but to show him constantly, an exposure that contributed to the widespread popularity of his film in a way that otherwise would not. probably wouldn’t have happened.

But in 1993, Republic Films – which had taken over ownership of the film – adopted a new tactic. While the film’s copyright expired, Republic still owned the rights to the 1943 short story The Greatest Gift (whose copyright was duly renewed in 1971). Republic argued that it was still copyright infringement to show it without royalty payments because the film followed the original short story so closely. Building on a then-recent Supreme Court ruling, Republic began warning stations against airing the film without a licensing agreement or risk a potentially costly copyright lawsuit.

Thus, although the copyright of the film has expired, its projection is again subject to the payment of royalties. Under the Copyright Extension Act that Congress passed in 1998 (and assuming there are no more extensions), this will be the case until 2038. Currently, NBC has exclusive broadcasting rights.

So if you don’t see It’s a Wonderful Life everywhere on TV this Christmas, well, now you know why.

Frank Zotter, Jr. is an attorney from Ukiah.

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S.Craft launches the new model “Transparency N° 2” Limited https://filigreemonograms.com/s-craft-launches-the-new-model-transparency-n-2-limited/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:32:09 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/s-craft-launches-the-new-model-transparency-n-2-limited/ New S.Craft “Transparency N°2” After successfully launching the S. Craft “Transparency N°1” watch in 2020, today we present our new Model, the “Transparency N° 2”, Limited Edition. The S.Craft “Transparency No 2” is a Swiss-made, limited-edition square watch with an automatic movement that we have skeletonized, housed in a completely transparent sapphire case with anti-reflective […]]]>

New S.Craft “Transparency N°2”

After successfully launching the S. Craft “Transparency N°1” watch in 2020, today we present our new Model, the “Transparency N° 2”, Limited Edition.

The S.Craft “Transparency No 2” is a Swiss-made, limited-edition square watch with an automatic movement that we have skeletonized, housed in a completely transparent sapphire case with anti-reflective treatment on the top crystal, allowing all aspects of the Swiss mechanical movement at work!

The limited edition number (100 pieces only) is directly engraved in the sapphire caseback along the other markings.

The S. Craft “Transparency No 2” features a skeletonized dial with glow-in-the-dark hour markers and hands and is water resistant to 30m/100ft.

This new model comes in a wooden gift box with a second bracelet with a folding clasp, along with a magnifying glass, allowing all the details of the skeletonized movement to be better seen from any angle.

This new creation is offered at an attractive price, especially for those who decide to place a pre-order at info@s-craft.ch will also have the possibility of selecting the edition number.

S.Craft “Transparency N° 2” Limited Edition of 100 copies!
Technical specifications

Case
• 40 mm square, 10 mm thick, scratch-resistant polished sapphire crystal
• Middle case: scratch-resistant polished sapphire crystal.
• Top Crystal: scratch-resistant polished sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment.
• Back: scratch-resistant polished sapphire crystal.
• Engravings: directly on the sapphire caseback, including the limited edition number
• Waterproof: 30 meters (100 feet), 3ATM.
Movement
• Caliber ETA 2892-A2 skeletonised, by our care, mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor with automatic winding
• Time setting with stop-second
• Frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), 21 jewels, incabloc shock absorber
• ETACHRON regulator system
• Hours, minutes and central seconds functions.
• Typical power reserve of around 50 hours
Dial
• Skeleton black color with brushed finish
• White hour markers with white luminescent-in-dark minute markers
• White hands luminescent in the dark
Bandaged
• Full-grain cowhide leather with crocodile pattern embossing
• Tool-less “quick click” spring bars
• Stainless steel folding clasp with engraved S.Craft logo

5 years worldwide warranty

The S.Craft “Transparency N°2” is delivered in a lacquered wooden gift box with a second ring and a magnifying glass to better see all the details of the skeletonized movement from all angles.

The Solutions Sàrl
Space 2 / PO Box 1414
2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Tel +41 (0) 79 250 2283

We manufacture watches from A to Z in Switzerland with over 35 years of experience

This press release was published on openPR.

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True vision is one of life’s greatest gifts https://filigreemonograms.com/true-vision-is-one-of-lifes-greatest-gifts/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:50:12 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/true-vision-is-one-of-lifes-greatest-gifts/ What is your first memory, the first thing you remember seeing that you have never forgotten? I was a baby, crying in my crib, all alone in the dark. Suddenly, through a window, I saw the moon. And the moon saw me. I smiled and the moon smiled back. Then he bent down to wrap […]]]>

What is your first memory, the first thing you remember seeing that you have never forgotten?

I was a baby, crying in my crib, all alone in the dark. Suddenly, through a window, I saw the moon. And the moon saw me. I smiled and the moon smiled back. Then he bent down to wrap me in his long arms of light. And I fell into a deep sleep.

Did it really happen? I do not know. But I think about it every time I see the moon or I’m scared. It always makes me smile.

True vision – the ability to see with more than our eyes – is one of life’s greatest gifts.

As a child, I used this gift to find my way through a troubled world. One look on my mother’s face would tell me to leave her alone. A path in the woods would lead to a place of peace. A dog chasing me told me I had a friend. And a sunset on the mountain would sing the beauty of life and promise me better days.

When I was 4, my mother presented me with what looked like a sack of potatoes wrapped in a yellow blanket.

“What is that?” I said.

“He’s your brother,” she said. “Call him Joe.”

She didn’t say he was a prophet, but I could see it in his eyes. When Joe was 6 months old, crawling like a box turtle chasing a beetle, my mom told me he was blind.

“He can’t be blind,” I said. “He always smiles in my face.”

“He smiles at your voice,” she said. “He will never see your face.”

Since that day, thanks to my brother, vision is a gift that I never take for granted.

Joe taught me to see and hear. It opened my eyes, my ears and even my heart to sights, sounds and feelings that I had never noticed.

“Sister,” he said, “what does it look like?”

And I tried to describe the wind in the trees or the ticking of a clock or the color of a cardinal’s wings, all pieces of life’s beautiful puzzle that I had never put into words.

He said, “Hey, listen! Mom is home!

Then our old Ford parked in the yard. He knew each car and its driver by the clank of its engine and the rumble of its tires on the road.

Singing to him to sleep was a chore, but it was easier to sing than to argue. When he finally fell asleep, he would keep my thumb in his fist. Some chores are worth doing to feel useful.

Joe and I lived our adult lives thousands of miles apart, but somehow we stayed close.
We were both married (Joe for 10 years, me for 30 years) to great people. Losing them to cancer taught us to grieve, a lesson we never wanted to learn. We also lost our mother, stepfather and younger brother. And with each defeat, we got closer.

Our worldview is never complete without insight and imagination. We have to imagine everyone and everything, not just with our eyes, but with our minds, hearts and souls.

We can choose to seek the best in life, in strangers and loved ones (even those we don’t love); finding hope in despair, courage in fear, joy in sorrow and gratitude in need; be kind and offer forgiveness and grace, even to ourselves.

True vision is an unshakable belief in better days to come.

When my children were born, I wanted the first thing they saw in life to be love. So I held them in front of my face and waited for them to open their eyes and look into mine.

Then I smiled and said, “I’m your mom. And I will love you forever.”

Now they have children that I consider mine. Every day, I close my eyes and imagine each and every one of them in their healthiest, happiest, and best state. I hope they imagine it too.

My totally blind brother is blessed with real vision. He lives alone, can barely walk, but rarely complains. Instead, he talks about the good he sees in life, the kindness of the people at his church, and how much he loves the Clemson Tigers.

If we seek the best, we will find it. Just close your eyes and look around you. As Joe likes to say, even a blind man can see it.

Sharon Randall is the author of “The World and Then Some”. She can be reached at PO Box 922, Carmel Valley CA 93924, or www.sharonrandall.com.

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Soak up the seaside charm of Shanklin, Isle of Wight https://filigreemonograms.com/soak-up-the-seaside-charm-of-shanklin-isle-of-wight/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/soak-up-the-seaside-charm-of-shanklin-isle-of-wight/ Many say the Isle of Wight transcends the living. Shanklin seems like a charming town that ticks all the boxes for a family holiday that involves getting sand on clothes. It has a long stretch of golden sand shore surrounded by a promenade on the upper edge of the waterfront which is lined with seafood […]]]>

Many say the Isle of Wight transcends the living. Shanklin seems like a charming town that ticks all the boxes for a family holiday that involves getting sand on clothes. It has a long stretch of golden sand shore surrounded by a promenade on the upper edge of the waterfront which is lined with seafood restaurants, fantastic golf courses, arcade games and ice cream stalls . But Shanklin is much more than just a seaside town, as visitors to the town will discover. This coastal valley is covered in moss and exotic plants and has attracted famous Georgian visitors, including John Keats and Jane Austen.

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The historic town of Shanklin looks like something out of a gift box with rustic homes and tiny craft shops. So let’s see what this quaint Isle of Wight town has to offer visitors apart from one of England’s beautiful beaches.

Places to discover in Shanklin

Shanklin Beach

The Isle of Wight is famous for its beaches, and one of them is located here. Shanklin Beach has a mile of smooth golden sand, making it some of the best beaches on the island. There are plenty of shallow areas for smaller surfers, as the beach gently slopes down to the ocean. Behind them is an elevated shoreline with a boardwalk at the top, with all the amenities visitors could want for an exciting or peaceful day. Moving south, visitors can see a pretty line of colorful beach cottages where everything gets a little quieter.


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Shanklin Cline

For more than two centuries, Shanklin China has been a tourist magnet. It is a seaside valley that crosses the soft sandstone rocks.

There is a historical facility offering information about the natural and cultural past of the ravine, in addition to trails and bridges carved into the slopes of the ravine for a better look at the lush foliage and rapids.

The 400 meter long chine, with a dive of 32 meters, has not changed much. Visitors can travel at night during the summer months to Chine Lumiere, where magical illuminations highlight the walkways, waterfalls and sides of lush gorges.


The old village of Shanklin

At the quaint Old Village, home to several of the island’s earliest homes, on the way to Shanklin Chine, visitors will get a glimpse of Shanklin before the tourists arrive.

The ancient village is full of thatched houses, cozy taverns, teahouses and restaurants. A cute little stable with six art galleries and a gift shop that sells souvenirs is located down the alley next to the Village Inn Tavern. The Vernon Chalet gift shop, which also serves as Shanklin’s visitor center, is located in the heart of Old Town.

Rylstone Gardens

A beautiful park located on top of the rock at the southern end of Shanklin Beach and is also part of the Rylstone Mansion estate.


When people visit Rylstone Gardens, they can play pitching and short golf, then relax in the tea room while enjoying a protected view of the golf resort. An open-air platform in the park hosts midday and evening shows throughout the summer.

The Pirates Cove & Jurassic Bay Adventure Golf

Shanklin’s two crazy golf resorts are created with great ingenuity and precision and are family favourites.

Pirates Bay Amusement Park offers all the latest trends in outdoor entertainment, including buffer rafts, trampolines, swings, zorbing balls and small go-karts. A model, a pirate ship, fountains, a cave, coconut trees and other landscape elements decorate the circuit with a pirate motif. The Jurassic Beach range is set amidst tropical flora and features realistic dinosaur figures.


The Devil’s Chimney

At Undercliff, which is quite close to Shanklin, there is a special natural feature. Visitors could descend to the Bonchurch Landslides by navigating a steep and extremely narrow fissure in the uppermost rock. Although the walk is short, it is up a steep hill and sometimes wet, so people may want to wear sturdy shoes.

There is a legend that pirates used to transport cargoes from the ocean via this passage to the sea in the past. path.

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Accommodation in Shanklin

Hotel with a view of the canal

Channel View Hotel provides accommodation with a tavern, a shared lounge, free parking and a restaurant. This three-star hotel offers free internet access, concierge services and a luggage locker. Reception service and an infinity pool are also available.

Each room is equipped with a television, a closet and an adjoining bathroom. Some hotel rooms also offer ocean views. The accommodation offers a variety of breakfast selections each morning, including Transatlantic, Irish and Full English.

Luccombe Manor Hotel

Luccombe Manor Hotel offers en suite accommodation with stunning views of Shanklin Beach.

Several leisure facilities are available to visitors, such as a thermal bath and an outdoor hot pool.

The restaurant, with patio doors overlooking the lawns, is where breakfast is served. Afternoon tea and refreshments are also offered seasonally.

Hotel Medehamstede

Medehamstede Hotel has limited free parking and is surrounded by manicured lawns. The hotel rooms have a television, a beverage machine and a private bathroom.

The restaurant offers a substantial and varied menu and can cater for vegans or vegetarians. The pub area offers a variety of leisure activities including bingo and classic pub trivia.

Visitors can enjoy a pleasant breath of fresh air from the big metropolis in the quaint little village of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. It is definitely a place that every traveler should visit.

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“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode 5 Review: “Mean, Green, and Straight Versed into These Jeans” https://filigreemonograms.com/she-hulk-attorney-at-law-episode-5-review-mean-green-and-straight-versed-into-these-jeans/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:05:15 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/she-hulk-attorney-at-law-episode-5-review-mean-green-and-straight-versed-into-these-jeans/ *Warning: The following review contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Lawyer* The fifth episode of She-Hulk: Lawyer ends on a positive note. The camera pans to a gift box containing Daredevil’s (Charlie Cox) gold helmet, signaling to the audience that The Man Without Fear is returning to the MCU next week. This is quite possibly one of […]]]>

*Warning: The following review contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Lawyer*

The fifth episode of She-Hulk: Lawyer ends on a positive note. The camera pans to a gift box containing Daredevil’s (Charlie Cox) gold helmet, signaling to the audience that The Man Without Fear is returning to the MCU next week. This is quite possibly one of the MCU’s biggest teases. Seeing Daredevil’s helmet again, knowing that Cox will be wearing the suit, and being one of the major players in Phase Five fills me with joy. We’ll have to wait for his highly anticipated return next Thursday, but it was the best possible way to end an otherwise forgettable episode.

Read: “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Four Review: “Isn’t That Real Magic?”

Aside from Jameela Jamil delivering a devilish performance as influencer Titania, She-HulkThe fifth episode of only seems to serve as filler for the best episodes to come in the series. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) will finally get a superhero costume and team up with one of the MCU’s top superheroes next week. Unfortunately, the rest of the episode is poorly paced, written, and feels redundant.

We’re back with another “case of the week,” but it doesn’t look like director Anu Valia and writer Dana Schwartz want to reinvent the wheel or take any chances with this week’s trial presentation. As a result, the two stories (A and B) aren’t as interesting to watch as last week’s and don’t seem to have the same sense of urgency as previous episodes. Even the stark first episode rocked the story. Each lawsuit (as thorough as some were) is the next logical step in Jennifer Walters’ journey, but this week’s case feels pretty pointless when it should have been huge.

When Titania sued Jennifer Walters for the She-Hulk name in last week’s episode, you’d be thinking, “Oh, this is going to be a trial for the ages.” But the actual execution of this said trial is boring. It’s as flat as previous episodes (although a different cinematographer works with Valia) and feels languid in its pacing. Fortunately, the addition of Mallory Book (Renée Elise Goldsberry), who represents Walters in the lawsuit, adds a healthy dose of comedy to the mix. Goldsberry was briefly introduced in the third episode, but here we get the sense that Walters is jealous of Book’s looks and organized pace that allows her to win any case. Hopefully we’ll see more of Goldsberry in the series.

There will undoubtedly be more to her rivalry with Titania that will be explored in future episodes, but there isn’t the same level of exploration. We know She-Hulk will become the hero she doesn’t want to be and Daredevil will show up, but what did his trial with Titania achieve? Not much, other than an amazing acting showcase of Jameela Jamil.

Jamil is causing a lot of controversy on social media, but there’s no denying how talented she is as an actress. I’m not going to lie: Titania is the best she has ever done, and no one else could have portrayed her the way she does. That’s how good she is; you can tell how much she enjoys being the most insufferable person ever. It’s a fun ride, and his dynamic with Maslany will be deepened in future episodes, which I can’t wait to see.

And that’s the fundamental problem with the episode: instead of focusing on the main plot, She-Hulk: Lawyer is too busy setting up things that we have to look forward to. Spoiler alert: I’ve been looking forward to Daredevil’s inclusion in the series since it was confirmed. The final teaser was nice, but it’s good to focus on other aspects of the series that will convince me to stay on board, which has to do with the story and the characters, and not necessarily the settings. I tire quickly when all the Marvel title has to offer is one setup after another. We need more! Fun action, character growth, good performance, stunning visual effects, etc. We see an evolution in Jennifer Walters’ personality, but the setups undermine the momentum of the episode (and the series).

But since we spent most of the 25 minutes teasing things that would happen in future episodes, let’s hope the next ones are good. But I’m hopeful that Daredevil will make one hell of a big comeback to the MCU before his presence starts to expand in Echo and Daredevil: Born Again.

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The fifth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is now available to stream on Disney+.

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A group of Torrington volunteers help food banks and pantries keep going https://filigreemonograms.com/a-group-of-torrington-volunteers-help-food-banks-and-pantries-keep-going/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 09:08:44 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/a-group-of-torrington-volunteers-help-food-banks-and-pantries-keep-going/ TORRINGTON — The Stock the Shelves volunteer effort, launched in April, aims to keep pantries and soup kitchens stocked with food. This spring, it was clear that food banks needed help and the demand for food aid was increasing. A group of people, including Jeff Geddes, Lisa Ferris, John Seagrave, Anita Rosa and Lauren Zordan, […]]]>

TORRINGTON — The Stock the Shelves volunteer effort, launched in April, aims to keep pantries and soup kitchens stocked with food.

This spring, it was clear that food banks needed help and the demand for food aid was increasing. A group of people, including Jeff Geddes, Lisa Ferris, John Seagrave, Anita Rosa and Lauren Zordan, wanted to help.

“One of our co-founders, Anita Rosa, sat down with Deirdre DiCara, Executive Director of the FISH Shelter at Big Y, and she talked about how low food donations are for the shelter’s pantry,” said Geddes, and said DeCara continually had to go grocery shopping. store to buy the pantry, as there was not enough food to distribute.

“Anita called us almost immediately after that conversation, and we brainstormed together,” Geddes said. “We came up with this plan to complete the pantries, and that’s how we found the 11 pantries and soup kitchens we’re supporting. We launched in April.

These organizations include FISH of NW CT; the Co-op Annex, Litchfield; Community Soup Kitchen, Torrington; Pantry Corner, Lakeville; Fish and Loaves, Canaan; Food for Thought student pantry at Northwestern CT Community College, Winsted; Friendly Hands Food Bank, Torrington; Goshen Food Bank, Goshen; Hands of Grace, Pine Meadow; Thomaston Community Pantry, Thomaston; and the open-door soup kitchen in Winsted.

Members have organized several events to collect food and donations, and will help any group or organization organize their own food drive.

Stock the Shelves volunteers attended the Friendly Hands Food Bank fundraiser, Homeruns 4 the Hungry, on September 7 at Fuessenich Park, where they set up a table outside the gate and collected food and donations.

“The groups we chose said the need was increasing and the demand was high,” Geddes said. “It’s partly because people weren’t doing food drives anymore, like they were doing during the pandemic. I don’t know if it’s the economy, the cost of food; people in general struggle with their food budget. They don’t have enough left to donate to pantries and kitchens.

Members of Stock the Shelves decided to focus on getting businesses to do repetitive runs, “not just once and for all,” Geddes said.

The Warner Theater is holding a food and donation drive through September, with the box office serving as a designated drop-off location for non-perishables from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Those who donate 5 or more items will receive a voucher for two movie tickets at Warner.

“If someone like Warner is doing a food drive for the month, we ask them when they want to do the next one,” Geddes said. “Maletta Pfeiffer (physiotherapy practice) on Peck Road has just put a box in their waiting room, and we go there periodically to collect the food they have. We find out what type of collection suits their environment, whether it’s a law firm or a medical office, a manufacturer, whatever it is.

The food drive sponsor does not have to distribute the donations; Stock the Shelves volunteers take care of it.

“We pick it up, sort it, check expiration dates, then package it up and deliver it to the pantries and soup kitchens we support,” Geddes said. “It was fun. I have to say when we started I didn’t know what to think of how it would turn out. But we’re all smart enough and driven enough, and we know how to get things done. And the support of the community has at times been overwhelming.

He said he spoke on WZBG about Stock the Shelves, and a woman called and wanted to organize a food drive in her neighborhood of Litchfield. “So it’s organic growth,” he said. “As the news spreads, there are still people who haven’t heard of us. We want to change that. Everyone in the northwest corner should know what Stock the Shelves is.

On expenses, Geddes said, “Our goal is to have literally no overhead.”

“Nobody gets paid, there are no employees, rent or utilities, and our workspace is donated,” he said. “We want everything, every donation we receive, to be converted into food, or donate cash and checks to food pantries so they can buy perishables, like eggs, milk, butter and meat, things that cannot be given.”

So far, Stock the Shelves has donated a series of $300 checks to each pantry, along with food. Volunteers are welcome; more information is available at stocktheshelvesnwct.org

Stock the Shelves’ next event is a fundraiser on October 5 at the Little Red Barn brewery in Winsted, with discounts on beers for people who donate food or money, and a basket raffle -gift offered by the brewery.

For more information on Stock the Shelves, visit stocktheshelvesnwct.org.

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Where to find the Terminal for Gift Items in Splatoon 3 – Destructoid https://filigreemonograms.com/where-to-find-the-terminal-for-gift-items-in-splatoon-3-destructoid/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 15:30:50 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/where-to-find-the-terminal-for-gift-items-in-splatoon-3-destructoid/ You will need to go there after completing the campaign The Splaton 3 terminal is an easily overlooked menu that you never really have to interact with, but it can be crucial for some things. One of them is to pick up periodic rewards. The main terminal is right next to the queue system in […]]]>

You will need to go there after completing the campaign

The Splaton 3 terminal is an easily overlooked menu that you never really have to interact with, but it can be crucial for some things. One of them is to pick up periodic rewards.

The main terminal is right next to the queue system in the training hall

Head to the lobby (where you can queue for Territory War and Ranked) and interact with the terminal/PC right there. That’s it! The game doesn’t explicitly tell you where the terminal is, so it might take you a while to locate it.

One of its main uses is therefore to collect gifts after the campaign. Completing the main story quest (and defeating the final boss) grants you instant access to a few cosmetics and the main campaign weapon. You can pick them up at the terminal.

You can also locate certain items, such as bonus tickets, locker items, or Tabletturf Battle (card game) packs in the campaign. If you’ve just returned from a story session and find yourself in the lobby, head to the terminal and double-check to see if you have anything. Simply click on the gift box icon and a pop-up window will show you what you “found at Alterna”.

This is all for that person who will spend 15-30 minutes looking for a mystery box downtown!

Chris Carter

Director of Reviews, Co-EIC – Chris has been avidly enjoying Destructoid since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, create an account and start blogging in January 2009. Now he’s on staff!

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How to fix Main Street? Just, like, do it. | Featured content https://filigreemonograms.com/how-to-fix-main-street-just-like-do-it-featured-content/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 09:38:13 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/how-to-fix-main-street-just-like-do-it-featured-content/ In June 2019, the City of Boulder issued a call for applications for $50,000 in frontage improvement incentives, supported by the Boulder Development Fund. Main Street business owners could get up to $5,000 in matching grants to erect new signs, splash a new coat of paint or repair windows. It seemed like a lot – […]]]>

In June 2019, the City of Boulder issued a call for applications for $50,000 in frontage improvement incentives, supported by the Boulder Development Fund. Main Street business owners could get up to $5,000 in matching grants to erect new signs, splash a new coat of paint or repair windows.

It seemed like a lot – and literally no one applied. Crickets.

Eventually, the city expanded program eligibility; increased the maximum grant to $7,500; and removed the matching requirement. And by the following June, five projects had been launched, including two for buildings belonging to Mayor Rusty Giulio.

Two years later, we are finally enjoying some of the fruits of those incentives. The Masonic Lodge, which has secured funding to repair its old stone building, has become home to The Gift Box – and it looks stunning, with bright flowers flowing from planters. The new sidewalk in front of The Sweet Spot is a welcome improvement.

But we’re also seeing improvements from Main Street entrepreneurs who haven’t received any incentives. They just did.

Last November, Dave Schell bought the bar and bowling alley formerly known as Phil and Tim’s. Phil & Tim’s was a Boulder institution, but it needed work: Its front door was held open with string and an ashtray, and the concrete exterior looked like it hadn’t been painted in decades.

In recent months, Schell and Bruce Giulio, owner of Maddog Pizza, which operates out of the bar, have been repainting the old concrete. There are two new neon signs out front. The car park has been repaved and the beer garden at the rear is habitable again.

Schell’s building still isn’t exactly beautiful. But Dave is 32 oz. The Bar and Grill is starting to look like a joint you might want to take your family to.

“I could see, with every improvement I made, it changed the customer base,” Schell says. “People were arriving who hadn’t been there before. A lot of people love dive bars – and we’re still a dive bar. But we are clean.

Across Main Street, Jennifer Chapman has spruce up the Elkhorn Bistro, which she runs for owner Rusty Giulio. There are no big investments here; Chapman’s changes are all about priming dollar stores.

“When I got here, there was nothing ahead,” Chapman says. “I started with flowers. People loved those so I added more decorations. Each month, she and her employees come up with a new theme—it’s Wild West for fair and rodeo week—and hit up a Hobby Lobby for cheap toppings.

Chapman’s family began bringing home decorations. Customers entered the act, bringing supplies. John Larson made boards for hanging banners. Connie Grenz donated two old bicycles, which Chapman and Deb Durham painted brightly to put in the Bike Barn rack in front of the building. Chapman mowed the nearby vacant lot and set up picnic tables.

Why is Chapman doing this? “That’s where my heart is,” she said. “Plus, it engages people. It’s not a glamorous place, but [the decorations] make it welcoming. It shows that we care about ourselves. The employees, she says, are overexcited. Regular customers are satisfied. Passing cyclists feel at home.

This is how it begins. Small changes generate small gains. People notice the bright flowers and fresh paint; That looks nice ! A few other cars en route from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier decide to stop for lunch.

And then other business owners pick themselves up. “Now I have to up my game to keep up with what Dave is doing,” Rusty Giulio told The Monitor a few weeks ago. Giulio owns the Windsor Bar next door which could do with some improvement.

The return on investment from such investments, small or large, will not be immediate. Schell spent $25,000 on his new parking lot and thousands more to fix his aging bowling machines. “It’s going to take a while to pay off,” he admits. In Philipsburg, a city the size of Boulder whose economic development efforts The Monitor described in 2018, revitalization took 15 years of continuous investment.

But economic development is iterative and cumulative; one effort lays the foundation for the next, and it takes on more power as more and more companies get into it. “We can build this town and bring more money to local businesses,” Chapman says. “Honestly, I think it would bring the community together.”

“The better the whole thing,” Schell says, “the more people come in, which is good for everyone.”

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Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace Hosts Weekend Celebration Before Carnival Parade – Caribbean Life https://filigreemonograms.com/flatbush-central-caribbean-marketplace-hosts-weekend-celebration-before-carnival-parade-caribbean-life/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 16:46:50 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/flatbush-central-caribbean-marketplace-hosts-weekend-celebration-before-carnival-parade-caribbean-life/ As the sound of steel pans and other Caribbean music echoes through Brooklyn, Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace (FCCM) – revelers’ one-stop shop for traditional Caribbean flag-colored clothing and accessories – will once again host a weekend -end celebration, including live music and DJs, food tastings, pop-up shops, community health screenings and extended night hours. In […]]]>

As the sound of steel pans and other Caribbean music echoes through Brooklyn, Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace (FCCM) – revelers’ one-stop shop for traditional Caribbean flag-colored clothing and accessories – will once again host a weekend -end celebration, including live music and DJs, food tastings, pop-up shops, community health screenings and extended night hours.

In addition, the Marketplace will launch its very first gift box titled “Likkle Barrel”, featuring products from FFCM heritage entrepreneurs.

With FCCM’s technical assistance and business support, FCCM said vendors are equipped to increase their skills, grow their businesses and build community wealth.

LABOR DAY 2022 – PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Friday, 9/2

Old market place: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

Featured pop-up sellers: Bring Home Heritage, Wukkout!, Carry On Friends*, Merch Carnival, Island Love Cakes, Zanset Tea, Solo Scoop Creamery

FC Mangrove: Information session

Saturday 9/3:

old market place: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

Featured pop-up sellers: Zanset Tea, Carry On Friends, Merch Carnival, Cremas Absalon, 84 Gem, Bree and Milly

FC Mangrove: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Drinks, bites and tours
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: Public Session on Workers’ Bill of Rights

DJ: DJ Benzi, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Guest DJ: 4pm-8pm

Entertainment: Carnival Dancers/The Kross Movement, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Screening of Bazodee’s film 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Pop-up Plaza Vendor: Patrick Burrell – Prepackaged Hot Corn

Special*: Mount Sinai Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Unit (Blk Men’s Health Initiative, along Caton Avenue-parking Lane)

Sunday 9/4:

Old market place: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (open at night)

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

Featured Ephemeral Suppliers: Cremas Absalon, brewing of hearts

Live DJ: 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Entertainment: Island interlude 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

FC Mangrove: Sightseeing and light refreshments

Entertainment: Double Dutch + dominoes + cards

Monday 9/5:

Old market place: 12 p.m. – 12 p.m.

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

FEATURE LAUNCH: LIKKLE BARREL

To like : Jamaican patois for the little ones.

Barrel: A drum (also called a barrel) is a cylindrical shipping container used for shipping bulk goods

Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace will launch its first ever gift box titled “Likkle Barrel”. The box will feature products from former Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace entrepreneurs. FCCM vendors reflect the ingenuity and cultural heritage of Brooklyn’s Caribbean diaspora. With FCCM’s technical assistance and business support, vendors are equipped to increase their skills, grow their businesses, and build community wealth.

Popular products

  1. Haiti sea salt
  2. Pomegranate cinnamon
  3. Pomegranate Cocoa Balls
  4. Café Duran – Panamanian coffee
  5. Coconut or lemongrass soap
  6. Peppa Sauce
  7. FC Tote Bag

CONSERVATIVE

Caribbean Business Network | Dr. Nicole Grimes

Carib Biz Network is an emerging business development platform dedicated to the growth and success of Caribbean American businesses, independents and brands in North America. Rooted in the heart of New York City, CBN began in late 2019 as an initiative to support the city’s many small entrepreneurs. Today, CBN serves a diverse group of members across the Western Hemisphere who boast businesses in a number of industries. Our mission is to connect, support, amplify, and provide information and resources to Caribbean American entrepreneurs to make them more impactful and successful brands.

PARTICIPANTS

Blk Men’s Health Initiative

The goal of the Black Men’s Health Initiative is to educate black men about their health issues and encourage them to attend wellness appointments, seek preventive care, and regularly monitor and treat all conditions they may have as well as discuss men’s health and community issues. The organization holds workshops throughout the year, addressing health issues that affect large numbers of black men. Held annually, the Black Men’s Health Conference brings together health experts, area physicians and community members for a day of education on health issues that specifically affect Black men at significant rates. higher than those of other populations. The Youth Conference brings boys aged 12-17 to The Health Gap for a day of learning about how your health impacts your future and how to become the man they want to be.

Carnival Dancers/The Kross Movement

The Kross movement is a group of fitness classes merged with different dance styles. Created by founder Kiara Ross, Kross represents an intersection between dance and fitness and has created an infectious dance community in New York City.

island interlude

Island Interlude was born to bridge the gap between the Caribbean and the concrete jungle. With a major focus on the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century, this open mic concept invites musicians from all walks of life to vibrate, play and reconnect with the sounds of the West Indies.

Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace is located on the ground floor of Caton Flats, a 14-story mixed-use property developed by BRP Companies, led by co-founder and managing partner Meredith Marshall, containing 255 100% affordable housing units and over 20,000 square feet of community space in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

For more market insights, visit @flatbush_central on Instagram and flatbushcentral.com.

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40 Last-Minute Gifts for Mom https://filigreemonograms.com/40-last-minute-gifts-for-mom/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 19:01:26 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/40-last-minute-gifts-for-mom/ Cup You know how mothers always try to have the last word, especially when it’s in the “I love you” part of the phone call or after tucking you into bed; Well here’s a way to get the upper hand. This glossy finished mug is one way to end that conversation in your favor. It […]]]>

Cup

You know how mothers always try to have the last word, especially when it’s in the “I love you” part of the phone call or after tucking you into bed; Well here’s a way to get the upper hand. This glossy finished mug is one way to end that conversation in your favor. It can be personalised, which means you can put your name right after the heart. As she drinks tea in the cold Christmas weather, she will remember your love and the fact that you won the duel. Get it from Etsy


mom blanket

Better than words of affirmation, this cover says it all. This blanket is uniquely designed as a letter to expressly express love. Crafted from microfiber polyester, this super soft and plush blanket is sure to send a warm message. It is super light and does not shed. This is such a “mom” gift. Get it from Amazon


Scented candle

Christmas and candles go together like snow and snowfights. If you get a scented candle for mom this Christmas, make it a fun one. It is a lavender scented soy candle. With a burn time of 50 hours, it is perfect for heat and aromatherapy. When you reach his last nerve, this gift will put a fiery smile on his face. Get it from Amazon


Artificial Rose Flower

The Christmas season is filled with decorations and gifts. Try this artificial glass dome rose flower. The flower is surrounded by LED lights, which are powered by batteries. It is easy to clean and comes in different colors. Roses are red, violets are blue; get it for mom and something that rhymes with “blue”. Get it from Amazon


Butterfly Suncatcher Wind Chime

This Amazon’s-Choice gift just screams home decor. Best of all, it comes with a heart-shaped pendant, bearing the words “I love you mom.” This coin is made of electroplated silver and zircon. It can be hung anywhere in the house, from the living room to the front yard. Get it from Amazon


Statue candle holder

Here’s another quick and decorative way to express your love for Mom this Christmas. You think mom, you think love and that’s exactly what this candle holder showcases. This statue of a mom holding her daughter is designed with heart-shaped holes to let the glow spread. It comes with LED lights, which mimic candle flames and are battery powered so you don’t have to worry about it burning. Mom will cherish this for life. Get it from Amazon


Gift basket

So you still haven’t been able to make up your mind and time is running out. Do not understand him; get the full package. This package contains a tumbler, bath bomb, scented candle, fun socks and more. Now you don’t have to choose what you think she would like. This Christmas, she deserves it all. It’s super affordable too so what’s your excuse? Get it from Amazon


Personalized silky pajamas

She may not be your mother, but she is a mother, probably a new mother. try these super soft and stylish silk pajamas. The silk satin two piece set is made of polyester and it is incredibly comfortable. It also comes with an option to inscribe a monogram, just for that extra personal feel. Get it from Etsy


Moon Lamp

Just look at this beauty; need we say more? This 3D printed moon lamp is printed with real moon images. It has a wooden stand and an integrated LED light. The USB function means you can charge it and use it for several hours. You can also change the color of the moon with a remote control or by touch. How cool is that? This Christmas, mom might just hang up the moon instead of a star. Would not it be nice ? Get it from Etsy


plant gift

This one is ultimately the most unique on this list, plants inspire positivity and cheerfulness. Along with the two live succulents, it comes in a beautiful ceramic pot with a bamboo top. It comes with the option to add a greeting card. This little plant is sure to bring a smile to mom’s face this Christmas. Get it from Etsy


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