Submitted by Mary Ann Butters
Need a job . . . or a better job?
- Thursday, July 18 — Richmond City Administration Building, 50 North 5th Street.
- Tuesday, July 30 — Golay Center in Cambridge City, 1007 East Main Street.
- Thursday, Aug. 8 — Centerville Christian Family Center, 106 East Main Street.
- Tuesday, Aug. 13 — The Meeting Place, 11 East Main Street, Hagerstown.
***Pass this information on to anyone you know who needs a job. And remember to dress for the job you want- not the job you have, and bring your polished resume to wow businesses. Also, if you are signed up with Work One you can get help preparing your resume for this event. The information on your resume will also help you to fill out an application while you are there. Good luck!
Summer Reading 2013 (Dig Into Reading)
There’s still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!!! (see poster below)
All ages are encouraged to participate and everyone gets a prize just for signing up! Babies and parents can earn prizes by reading and doing activities like singing and coloring together. Kids can earn prizes by reading and participating in other events like storytimes and family nights. Teens can earn prizes by reading, tweeting, and downloading music.
Adults can earn tickets for a chance to win gift certificates from all over Wayne County with every book they read. This summer, let us help you “Dig into reading.” The library now has a handicapped accessible front door with an automatic opener. Great for strollers too. Thank you to Brian’s Glass and Mirror for their wonderful service.
Free Family Bowling: Tuesday, July 9th from 3-5 pm at Richmond 40 Bowl!
Join us, along with Morrisson-Reeves Library, for a free game of bowling with your family, including free shoe rental, just bring a canned good for each person participating.
Shhhhhh!!! The Jones Reading Room is now the Quiet Room. Now you can read and study in peace.
Storytime is Back! Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program from 10:30-11am. All ages welcome! Crafts and Activities: Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program from 11am-4pm. All ages welcome!
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A stunning photographic display of Mothers and Daughters entitled “As We Are,” by Susanna Tanner is available for viewing at the MacDowell Gallery at Reid Hospital starting today. These are local Moms with their girls from Girls Inc. of Wayne County. You will be moved by the love that is captured so artfully by Susanna.
If you want to treat your mother, grandmother, friend, or yourself to a wonderful show of art and love- don’t miss this exhibit! It is truly moving.
Lemonade Day is just around the corner: May 19, 2013. If your child would like to learn to build a stand and get a kit for only 10.00, then you will want to take them to Menard’s Saturday, April 13th between 9 am. to 12 p.m. (tomorrow)
For the past five years Menard’s and Lowe’s have provided this service to help kids to have successful businesses on Lemonade Day. As an added bonus, G101.3 will be broadcasting live from Menard’s, and you may just see an appearance by the Lemonhead.
Keep checking back for more information on Lemonade Day events.
Coming up next week:
- Michael Holthouse, founder of the national Lemonade Day and Lisa Holthouse co-founder and author of “It All Started with a Turtle,” will visit area schools and the Boys & Girls Club, Mon & Tues, April 15-16. (Boys and Girls Club with Girls Inc Kick off event is at 4:00 p.m. on the 16th) (Book signing with Lisa Holthouse at Morrisson Reeves Library, Monday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.)
- Next Saturday, April 20th: Build At Stand event at Lowe’s from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Starting Monday, March 18th, the annual G101.3 radio auction will commence. You can click on the link and see the list of items that will be up for auction. And the bidding begins…From the G101.3 site-
We have gathered over one hundred thousand of dollars of merchandise for you to buy for pennies on the dollar. Over the past decade we have saved our listeners tens of thousands of dollars and are excited to continue our annual tradition!
This year we incorporated many new features on this site to help you prepare for another successful auction. Using the menu above, you can view the items up for grabs. We divided the items into categories with large photos of the products up for bid. When you find an item you want, you can now Add It To Your Favorites. This on-going list consolidates all your favorite items.
We’ve also incorporated crowd sourcing features, such as allowing you to share your reviews and experiences with each product. And when viewing an item, we’ll suggest other items you may like based on our listener’s browsing habits.
We’re excited to have you as a part of another great auction! Be sure to tune in Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd on G1013 and WKBV. Good luck and happy bidding!
Here are just a few of things up for auction. You can see many many more by clicking on the link above.
How will you celebrate Women today?
(excerpts from International Women’s Day website)
International Women’s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women’s rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as ‘International Women’s Year‘ by the United Nations. Women’s organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women’s advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women’s equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.
2000 and beyond
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won’
The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970′s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.
However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Women in Wayne County are making things happen! To all the wonderful, talented and beautiful women here in Wayne County- Happy International Women’s Day, Feliz Dia de mujeres en el mundo.
The event below submitted by the Wayne County Chamber is an opportunity for individuals to check out the different non-profit organizations and what they do. And if you are so inspired, you may want to become a board member for one of the many non-profits in the area. If you are a non-profit seeking board members, this event is a great networking opportunity to bring awareness to the work you do in the community.
Do you work for a nonprofit organization that is seeking board members? Then join us at Lamplight at the Leland on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. Booth space is $25. This event will bring your organization together with individuals who are looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities as board members.
All Aboard! is designed to help local nonprofits connect with people who are ready and willing to serve on their board. This ‘job fair’ type atmosphere will allow you to talk with people who are there because they want to serve on your board.
For more information and to register you can visit the Chamber website.
Positively Wayne County
Special guest Jim Walker spoke to a crowd of over 300 people attending “Boost” today at Lingle Auditorium, inspiring many to think outside of the box.
His organization “Big Car” of Indianapolis has done just that. With innovative ideas like creating green spaces on top of pavement in front of an unlikely inviting space (once an abandoned shopping mall) now used for community outreach, and cultivating a climate of neighborhood buy in, Jim inspired all of us to look at what we might do with little resources.
He suggested that we should not always wait for the grant money to come or the timely research but to jump out of our comfort zones and bring people together to make things happen. Volunteers, donations and community involvement can see a project through with little expense and big results.
During discussion groups, ideas were buzzing all around the room and notes were taken to later be transcribed into a report of sorts of suggested improvement areas or ways to highlight what we already offer in Wayne County.
Stay tuned for more events from Positively Wayne County–a project which encourages the voices of people from all walks of life to have input into the directions we can take as a community.
For those who attended, Chris Hardie has invited you to submit your ideas that you discussed in your group to richmondbrainstorm.com.
And be sure to check back here for invitations to smaller discussion groups coming up this year.
Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
7 Eleven – will be offering veterans and service members a free small Slurpee on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.
Applebees – All Veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).
Chili’s – Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited seven-item menu from 11am – 5pm on Veterans Day, November 11th.
O’Charley’s – O’Charley’s will thank veterans and active duty military personnel, celebrating their service, by providing them with a complimentary meal on Monday, November 12. With their military I.D. or other proof of service, servicemen and women will receive their choices of meals from the O’Charley’s “$9.99er” menu.
Olive Garden– Veterans and service members can get a free entré choice from a special menu. The entrée choices include garlic bread sticks and choice of soup or salad. The offer is good on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012 at locations in both US and Canada.
Monday, November 12th, 2012
Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse locations – nationwide – will offer veterans a free lunch on Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for ALL veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on Monday November 12, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, Veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Little Caesars – Little Caesars will honor members – past and present – of the armed forces on Monday Nov. 12, 2012, by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide.
McDonald’s- Will offer to everyone on November 12th, buy one Quarter Pounder or Big Mac and get the second one for 12 cents.
Main Street Diner, Richmond: offering a free meal to veterans on November 12th, 2012.
This was an exceptional year for activities in Wayne County for kids of all ages and adults. Whether you participated in the zombie walk to support a local non profit, the many activities provided by the Richmond Parks Department, or visited the Wayne County Museum, choices for spooky experiences abounded.
The pictures in this article only cover a small portion of the activities, including trick or treat in Wayne County. If you have pictures you would like to post of parties or costume contests in the area, please share.
More pictures will also be available on our Facebook page: GoWayneCounty.
Coming soon…a lineup of holiday events this season. Please share any holiday events that you would like posted on our events calendar.