Meet the Pasadena Artists at the Chocolate and Art Show

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Some things make iconic pairs – peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, wine and chocolate, champagne and chocolate, milk and chocolate, chocolate and art. Although not edible in nature, art pairs extremely well with chocolate.This unique food and art show brings together chocolatiers, local artists and body painting, live music, face-painting and tons of creative energy all under one roof.Nate Williams“I started with the Chocolate and Art Show about 5 years ago.. before that I would exhibit with some different art associations but what I really liked about Chocolate and Art was the atmosphere they create. It’s fun and different. I also like the variety of people you meet,” he said.Kaycie Day“Since it is my first show altogether, I’m am beyond excited just to participate…I am new to the L.A area to further my career as an artist,” she said.Kaycie currently tattoos at Rich Custom Tattoo in Glendale while continuing to work on her career as a painted/graphic artwork gallery artist.Ralph Michael Brekan“This is a real community event – they bring everyone together and [the Chocolate and Art Show] doesn’t allow mediocrity,” he said.He sees potential in the Pasadena arts community and the hopes that more local venues will open their doors to artists and create community spaces.Brekan will exhibit his work in the Zephyr Cafe in Pasadena this March and his work will focus on experimentation and draw from the California Assemblage pop art movement, commercial art movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s and the colors of abstract expressionism.Follow these and many more Pasadena artists to stay inspired. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center column 2 Meet the Pasadena Artists at the Chocolate and Art Show From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 2:17 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Pets Rescued From Hurricane Dorian Among Those Up For Adoption on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York To help bring attention to the approximate 3.3 million dogs that enter shelters every year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has declared October Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. That means it’s the perfect time to bring one of these perfect pooches home with you! More of a cat person? There’s more than enough to go around. Read all about how to bring home your new best friend right here!Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:CaliSPECIAL REQUEST: Cali found her way to the TOH Animal Shelter as a stray back in May 2014. She sat for over a year waiting to be adopted, until her original “finder” came in and said that she was now in a place where she was allowed to have a dog and was ready to adopt Cali. Fast forward to now, and poor Cali just showed up as a stray yet again!  Attempts at contacting her adopter have failed, so she sits at the shelter, waiting once again for a home. Sadly, Cali is now 8 years old, and has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Cali did nothing to deserve this fate, and it breaks staff and volunteer hearts that she spends her days in the shelter. At this point, Cali needs to find a hospice or foster hospice home. Cali is very friendly with people, is recommended for kids 13 and older and may be able to live with another dog. She is a bit under-socialized and would need slow and proper intros. If there is anyone out there willing to open their home and hearts to Cali, please contact the shelter immediately: 516-785-5220 or email [email protected] or [email protected] is it that Bunker, one of the coolest dogs in the world, has been calling the TOH Animal Shelter his home for almost two years? Bunker is dog-friendly, loves playing fetch, taking walks, and just enjoying his surroundings. But Bunker’s favorite thing is to be pet. He loves the attention! Bunker needs slow intros and is being recommended for a home with kids 17+ , so please head out to meet this boy today, you’ll be glad you did! For more information about adopting Bunker, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793 or email  [email protected] You can also check out Adoptable Shelter Buddies Facebook page for additional info for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:BrownieAs sweet as his name, Brownie is an extremely handsome 2-year-old fella who is pure love and sweetness. Brownie loves to hang around humans and is always up for some petting. Did we mention he also gets along well with cats? Can’t ask for more! If you can open your home to this sweet treat, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at or call 631-627-3665 for more information.Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:Hosta and HygrangeaHosta (adoption #BF2658) and Hydrangea (adoption #BF2659) were plucked from a local garden and brought to North Shore Animal League America. Now these matching black, 7-month-old gals need a place to call home with a family ready to provide them the love deserve. If you’d like to watch these beautiful besties bloom, please pick them up and let them brighten your home.  Miss Chirp and Sam HoustonMiss Chirp (adoption #E3612) and Sam Houston (adoption #E3613) have weathered many a storm together on their journey to find a lasting home. When their previous family could no longer care for them, this tightly bonded pair of 6-year-old cats found themselves in a southern municipal shelter. Hurricane Dorian was about to complicate things even more, but fortunately Animal League America scooped them up and delivered them to the safety of NSALA’s Adoption Center on Long Island. Sam is the strong silent type, but Miss Chirp has been vocal in her gratitude. All you need to do to be their hero is meet them and you’ll want to take them into your home and life.   SerenityPerhaps Serenity (adoption #E3623) hasn’t had the most direct road to a home, but at 2 years old, this Hurricane Dorian survivor has her whole life ahead of her. Serenity will sing to you for attention and based on photo evidence she might help you with your paperwork. If you’re ready for a sweet, serene young lady, Serenity is ready to go home with you now!  CodyTen-year old Cody (adoption #R151356) took a detour when he recently lost the only home he’s ever known due to burden of his diabetes. NSALA’s Medical Team nursed him back to health and nurtured his spirit, readying him for a fresh chance at happiness in his new home. Cody’s diet and medication are covered, at cost, through NSALA’s Medical Center to make finding him a new home as simple as possible. This very shy senior craves a quiet place to settle and loves to nap in a cozy nook.  He’s been a model patient and laps up his special diet meals with gusto. A slow blink tells us he knows we’re here for him. I f you would like to be the recipient of the deepest gratitude, please consider fostering or adopting this treasured friend.  For more information about adopting Hosta, Hydrangea, Miss Chirp, Sam Houston, Serenity,  or Cody, please contact [email protected] for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:OtisOtis, aka the most amazing family dog ever, comes to Last hope from Kentucky. At just 2-years old, Otis is already house and crate trained, quiet, amazing with other dogs (he lived with 8 others in Kentucky), and is purrrfect with cats and kids too! Otis loves his peace and quiet, and really enjoys being outdoors. He is also food motivated which means he’s a fast learner and LOVES peanut butter! Otis may take a few minutes to bond in a stimulating environment, but once he’s comfortable he will give hugs and be your little shadow. For information, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

The aged care facility you will want to visit

first_imgMr Aitchison said all meals would be “five star”, with fresh and nutritious menus designed by two on-site chefs, and served in one of seven dining rooms or via room service.The existing residence will also be refurbished, with both buildings benefiting from an internal water canal feature, and landscaped gardens.In terms of care, all residents have access to a 24-hour emergency call system, and around-the-clock residential, respite and palliative care. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoTriCare Kawana WatersIn the new extension, each spacious suite comes with the latest in bed technology, climate-controlled airconditioning, a bar fridge, writing desk, a TV and DVD, and a private ensuite with luxury fittings.Shared facilities include a dining room and lounge area on each floor, and outdoor terraces with water views and dining areas. A canal feature will join the existing building and the new extension at TriCare Kawana WatersTricare will open its $27 million aged care residence at Kawana Waters next month.The extension to the existing residence will be home to 80 deluxe suites, many with views of the Mooloolah River. It will open to residents on June 4, with a public open day on June 16.TriCare aged care manager Daniel Aitchison likened the new extension to a five-star hotel.“The waterfront and canal views … I haven’t seen anything better,” he said. “The location is unbelievable and the design means half of the suites and every shared sitting and dining room has water views. We wanted to move away from that institution feel and make it somewhere that loved ones wanted to visit.”center_img Residents can also access health programs provided by speech pathologists, dietitians, podiatrists and physiotherapists. There is an onsite dental clinic. All residents will also receive an individual care plan developed in consultation with health experts.“Unique to Kawana Waters is eCase,” Mr Aitchison said. “It is our electronic care system that keeps everything in one place and can be accessed by clients, staff and allied health professionals.”last_img read more

Hometown standout, Wolfrum, stars for Defiance while raising his 3-year-old son

first_imgLogan Wolfrum is the classic hometown hero, mostly. A basketball star at Ayersville High School in Defiance, Ohio, he grew up in the small town where he now plays at Division-III Defiance College. He attended Yellow Jackets games as a child, and his grandfather is in the school’s Hall of Fame.Wolfrum’s story, though, took an unusual turn 15 days after his high school graduation. He became a father.“I think it just helps put everything into perspective. Being out there on the court, trying to be a leader for the team,” Wolfrum said. “It’s also helped me in a maturity way, too. You grow up a little bit faster and have more responsibility than most college students have.”His basketball career, in many ways, parallels his fatherhood. As a freshman at Defiance, he was thrown into the starting lineup days before the season-opener. He’s now the Yellow Jackets’ (14-9, 10-7 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) leader, having surpassed the 1,000-career point mark on Dec. 17. He also began a full-time job last week, and is the proud father of 3-year-old Evan. “It’s been a great experience, being a father,” Wolfrum said. “It’s a lot of hard work, going to school, being a father, playing basketball, maintaining a family life, but it’s all been worth it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWolfrum and his fiancée Kelsey Dockery met at Ayersville five years ago, dated for four years, and had Evan Charles Wolfrum on June 10, 2009. But Dockery was still a junior in high school, carrying a 4.0 GPA as president of the student council, along with running cross country and track and field. Wolfrum was about to enter college. “It was really stressful,” Dockery said. “Definitely weren’t completely ready…There was so much going on, but we had a lot of support from our family, which made it a lot better.” For a month after Evan was born, the couple stayed primarily at Dockery’s house. But after that and until now, they stay three to four nights a week at each other’s houses. Wolfrum arrived at Defiance what head coach Kyle Brumett envisioned as a key bench player. But when starting guard Mike Floyd picked up an injury during Wolfrum’s freshman season, he stepped in and was an immediate scoring threat. Wolfrum earned a permanent starting spot as a sophomore and has started all but two games since. As he’s become a leader on the court, he’s grown into the leader of a family. “Not that having a child in any way is a negative, because it hasn’t been, but it’s another responsibility that young people don’t often have to deal with at that age,” Brumett said. “And he’s done it without missing a beat.” Dockery and Evan can usually be found in the first row of the Karl H. Weaner Center, watching Wolfrum. Last year, Evan ran onto the court a few times, and now shoots baskets at halftime with Brumett’s young sons. “They always have to be doing something. They never sit still,” Dockery said of Wolfrum and Evan. Evan and Dockerywatch their dad and soon-to-be husband’s almost folk-like heroics. Last season, Wolfrum hit five game-winning shots. Against Manchester this year, Wolfrum scored 19 of his team’s last 21 points in a dramatic, come-from-behind victory. Dockery now also attends Defiance, where she studies early childhood education. “I’m constantly learning about kids, so that’s helped me a lot in the past three years, being a better mom and understanding Evan a little bit more,” she said. “And it’s helped me be a better teacher because I have a kid of my own.”Wolfrum, Dockery and Evan will move into their own home in Defiance this summer, where Dockery said they’ll try to relax after the busy year. “There are so many people who are extremely proud of him,” Brumett said. “And there’s nothing that this young person does that has ever let us down. He’s had to grow up pretty quick. And he’s done it very maturely.” Four to five hundred guests, most from the Defiance community, will celebrate at Wolfrum and Dockery’s wedding on Aug. 3 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Evan will walk Dockery down the aisle and eventually join the couple’s first dance. Evan will also take another special role. Wolfrum’s brother Jon will be his best man, but Evan will be standing next to him as his “little best man.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2013 at 1:40 am Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more