Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Benefits San Marino Guild of Huntington Hospital Presents the 4th Annual Springtime Luncheon and Fashion Show From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | 11:42 am Your email address will not be published.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 Bottom row L to R: Sharon Pippen, Celebrity Series Co-Chair; Peggy Yingling, Guild President; Doreen Mason, Celebrity Series Co-Chair; Top row, L to : Nancy Logg, Patrons; Sharla Durant, Tickets; Kerrin Pittman, Auction and Door Prizes; Cornelia Fuller, Advisor; Suzanne Burger, Treasurer. Not shown – Karen Quintana, Ads; Sharon Pelton, Luncheon. Photo credit: Chris GrisantiThe fourth annual Springtime Luncheon and Fashion Show, presented as part of the San Marino Celebrity Series, will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. at the San Gabriel Country Club, 350 East Hermosa Avenue, San Gabriel.Tickets are $60 for the luncheon and fashion show. For ticket information, call (626) 441-1465 or email the Guild at [email protected] Reservations are required and seating is very limited.The San Marino Celebrity Series is the primary fundraiser of the San Marino Guild of Huntington Hospital. All profits from the 2015 season will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the hospital with the purchase of several Bilichek Bilirubin Measurement Devices. This non-invasive monitor can help decrease the infant’s risk of infection and avoid adverse consequences if bilirubin were to spread to the brain.Dazzling designs in elegant and wearable styles from a La Cañada boutique will be featured. Guests will enjoy the eye-catching outfits that will certainly make each lady look her best and be very fashionable.The style show will feature chic pants, artisan jackets, wrinkle-free traveling outfits and glamorous jewelry and accessories. Pants are beautifully tailored, versatile and create a slimming silhouette. Also highlighted will be tops which may be paisley, mosaic or modern animal prints with feminine touches and seductive colors. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual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 HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
I am delighted to take on the role of Chair of the panel on early years, language, literacy and communication apps. Young children are immersed in a digital world from their earliest years and have access to many apps on tablets and smartphones. There is a need to identify the features of high quality apps that support their learning and to offer parents, carers and teachers guidance on how to select and use apps effectively. The government has rightly identified this as a priority and I look forward to working with the members of the panel on undertaking this important task. Further informationThe new advisory panel will consist of: Analysis from the National Literacy Trust suggests that 7.1 million adults in the UK have very poor literacy skills, so pledges focused on improving the training available to adult employees, particularly those who are parents, will play a key role in boosting literacy and language skills among young children.Professor Jackie Marsh, Chair of the advisory panel, said: Representatives from eight organisations including the Lego Group, Clarks, EasyPeasy, HarperCollins, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), British Land, Oxford University Press and KPMG attended the roundtable, led by the National Literacy Trust’s Chief Executive Jonathan Douglas, the next step in the Government’s campaign to tackle concerning rates of early literacy and communication among disadvantaged families.It builds on the Education Secretary Damian Hinds’ ambition set out in July last year to halve the proportion of five-year-olds not meeting expected standards in these skills by the time they finish Reception.The nine businesses join others already involved in work to support parents with improving the home learning environment. These include Addo Foods and HarperCollins, whose projects in this area will range from upskilling their own staff to improve their interaction with disadvantaged families, to providing tools and resources that encourage parents to incorporate reading and communication in everyday activities.Pledges from businesses already signed up include: Parents who lack confidence with supporting their young children’s early learning at home will benefit from projects being pledged by businesses around the country.These will range from bookswaps in supermarkets and author ambassadors, to special training for staff in shoe shops.Oxford University Press and HarperCollins are among businesses joining a roundtable discussion chaired by Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi today (29 November), adding to almost 100 businesses, charities and public sector organisations who coming together to tackle the ‘last taboo’ in education, the home learning environment.There are hundreds of educational apps on the market for parents to choose from when supporting their children’s learning using mobile phones or tablets, but little advice about their quality. To help tackle this, the Department for Education will bring together a new advisory panel to assess existing apps, producing tips and guidance for parents on how to use them to aid their child’s learning, and to help them make informed decisions about which have the most educational value.Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi said: We want to create a generation of confident learners who can read and communicate effectively – these are vital skills that children need to grasp from the earliest opportunity in order to succeed. There’s no instruction manual for being a parent. For some who left school a long time ago or who have low confidence in their own abilities, it can be overwhelming to know where to start with supporting children’s learning at home before they start school – and we know that too many children are arriving at school already behind their peers. By working with a growing number of businesses, charities and experts, we’re making it easier for parents to kickstart this early development – helping to take forward our national mission to boost children’s early development. New projects are being set up all over the country and our expert panel will create trusted tools that parents can be confident using, so that every child develops the skills they need to thrive. Clarks – where its 6,500 staff will be trained in children’s speech, language and communication development and how to engage with families in stores across the country; HarperCollins – driving a love of reading through author ambassadors, book donations and grants for independent bookshops to support events targeted at children under five and their parents; Addo Foods – supporting its employees with children aged 0 to five to use its language lab facilities at its Nottingham headquarters to encourage improved communication skills; WHSmiths – supporting literacy programmes in Swindon, where there are high levels of illiteracy, including bringing parents into nurseries to help advise on how to support their child’s literacy and language development; and British Land and Penguin Random House – working together to provide high-quality children’s books for bookswap schemes launching in three British Land retail sites, building on British Land’s work to reach more than 34,000 primary school children to improve their literacy. Professor Jackie Marsh, Chair: Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield and a leading figure in children’s digital literacy; Olivia Dickinson, Deputy Chair: Digital consultant specialising in children’s and educational digital media, with experience working for Nickelodeon, BBC, Discovery Education, Sky Kids and Amazon; Peter Robinson: Global Head of Research and Company Director of Dubit Limited, specialising in digital entertainment and education for children; Antonio Gould: Executive Director of Teach Monster Games, a not-for-profit education technology company responsible for the ‘Teach Your Monster To Read’ app, boasting a monthly reach of more than one million children; Dr Rosie Flewitt: Co-Head of Research, Department of Learning and Leadership at UCL Institute of Education and Co-Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy, with 20 years’ experience in early communication, literacy and language research; Sandra Mathers: a former primary teacher and now Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford, with expertise in child learning and development, including the ways in which this can be supported through technology; Jonathan Douglas: Director of the National Literacy Trust, responsible for the Trust’s ‘Literacy Apps’ resource for parents and teachers, and a key advocate of the Government’s work to improve the Home Learning Environment; and Jane Lewis: Head of Programme Development and Quality at Save the Children UK. She is responsible for programme development and innovation, focused on the home learning environment and supporting parents’ engagement in their children’s early education.
Dave Matthews Band is currently in the midst of their summer tour, with a show tonight at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH, before heading to Camden, NJ for a two-night run at BB&T Pavilion on Friday and Saturday. The second night of the two-night run in New Jersey will be broadcasted live via nugs.tv.The free live stream was announced in celebration of DMB’s newest studio effort, Come Tomorrow, which released last Friday. Serving as a follow-up to 2012’s Away From The World, the critically and commercially successful hit that debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Come Tomorrow marks DMB’s ninth studio release. Listen to Come Tomorrow here.You can tune into the free stream of Dave Matthews Band’s Saturday night show around 8pm ET below:For more information on upcoming concert dates and other news, head to the Dave Matthews Band website.
When I was a kid, I looked forward to movie releases. Batman, Indiana Jones…I looked forward to these movie releases for months ahead of team. When I got a little older, I looked forward to parties. Epic keggers in the middle of a farm. Now, as a grown-ass man, I look forward to beer releases. Seasonals, bourbon-barrel-aged stouts, spiced Christmas beers…these are the special moments that now define my seasons. Some how, that sounds sadder than I meant it to. Nevertheless, I’ve been looking forward to Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time for the last three months. It should be obvious why I’ve been anxiously anticipating this beer. Like all red-blooded Americans, I really like peanut butter and jelly. I also really like beer. You put those three together, and It’s gotta be like…well…like peanut butter and jelly and beer. Sounds great, right? The trouble with anticipation, is that the end product can rarely live up to the hype, so I was a little hesitant when I finally got to crack a can of Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Catawba snuck one into each six pack of their Farmer Ted’s Cream Ale, and I waited until I worked my way through the six pack before delving into this special release. My fear, of course, is that Peanut Butter Jelly Time would suck. It’s a weird concept for a beer. Sometimes weird things suck. Anyone see Hudson Hawk? Weird, and bad. Luckily, Peanut Butter Jelly Time isn’t as weird as it sounds. To create this beer, Catawba took a brown ale and ages it over peanuts and fresh raspberries. Breweries are doing much weirder things these days. The beer pours a cloudy raspberry color and doesn’t have much of a nose, but the taste is unmistakable jelly. Raspberry jelly to be exact. The beer has a creamy mouthfeel to it, which I guess is where the peanuts come into play, and pairs well with food. Particularly salty food. Maybe even something spicy. I drank the beer with pickles and Goldfish crackers because that’s how I eat my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Don’t give me shit, I’m a stay at home dad -— this is a staple of my diet. Peanut Butter Jelly Time is surprisingly refreshing, although I could see adding another element to the mix, like maybe use a sour beer as the base instead of a brown, or why not add some jalapenos for a bit of spice? I like peanut butter, jelly and jalapeno sandwiches. Sounds like a good beer to me. Something I’d look forward to like a new Indiana Jones flick.