WomenSource Aug. meeting: Football 101 & Tailgating Tips

GAINESVILLE – Join WomenSource for a program entitled “Football 101 & Tailgating Tips” with speakers Matthew Gruhn and Dannella Burnett, at the monthly Brown Bag Lunch hosted by WomenSource on Thursday, August 2, at 12:00.

Gruhn is Head Coach at Lakeview Academy, and Dannella Burnett is Owner/Chef and Consultant of Oakwood Occasions.

The August Brown Bag Lunch is being sponsored and catered by McDonald’s of
Northeast Georgia Inc.

The Outreach Agency for August is the Gateway Domestic Violence Center.

Attendees are asked to bring paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, zip lock bags, baby wipes, $10 gas station gift cards, and pillow cases to be donated to the Center. Jessica Butler, Executive Director of Gateway Domestic Violence Center will present a brief video and information on Gateway’s mission of meeting the basic needs of domestic violence survivors in the community
and how they are helping to create an environment for safe, healthy, self-sufficient growth, and violence prevention.

Matthew Gruhn will be entering his sixth year at Lakeview and 19th overall as a coach. Coach Gruhn was previously at Winder Barrow High School and Apalachee High School where he coached both football and tennis. He played football, basketball, and tennis for Gainesville High School and continued playing tennis
throughout college. Matthew is the son of Jean Gruhn and the late legendary Gainesville High football coach, Bobby Gruhn.

Dannella Burnett has worked in the culinary and special events fields since the age of 16. She has degrees in Culinary Arts and Food service Management from Johnson and Wales University. She has earned Gold Medals in both London and Germany for International Culinary Competitions. In 2009, Burnett created
Oakwood Occasions to provide North Georgia with quality hospitality solutions. In 2011, she created a second business, OO Fudge Factory which provides gourmet fudge for gift giving and is available nationally.

The Brown Bag Luncheons are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Frances Meadows Aquatic & Community Center. These events are open to the public. You do not need to be a member of WomenSource to attend; however, because lunch is included in the program, reservations are required. Doors open and lunch is served beginning at 11:45. The programs begin at 12:00.

The cost to attend the Brown Bag Lunch is $5.00 for Founding & Annual Members and $6.00 for Non-members. Payments are accepted at the door. To register your attendance for the Brown Bag Lunch, contact WomenSource by phone at (770) 503-9060, by email at laura@womensource.info, or register online at http://www.WomenSource.info by 5 p.m. on Tuesday,

WomenSource is a non-profit, charitable organization that was founded in partnership with the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, North Georgia Community Foundation, and United Way of Hall County to help encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to achieve personal and professional success.

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Out to Launch

Hefty launched a trio of unconventional ads promoting the strength and odor control in its Hefty Tall Kitchen Waste Bags. Hard-partying senior citizens, a baby with an appetite for destruction and an alien life form are quelled by the power of Hefty. When a Gremlin-sized entity wreaks havoc upon your house, capture it inside a Hefty bag to guarantee that it won’t escape. Unless you drop the bag. See it here. What goes in must come out. A baby that eats everything in sight must poop it out eventually. “So what do you do with all the diapers?” asks the friend of the frazzled mom. Watch it here. Lastly, a couple returns early from vacation to discover their home has been used as party central by sweet and innocent Grandma. I love the random placement of oxygen tanks, walker and crutches strewn alongside empty pizza boxes, balloons and piñatas. See it hereEuro RSCG Chicago created the campaign, directed by Jared Hess.

TwixTeam Right Twix for me. BBDO New York launched a global campaign for Twix, its first work for the brand. “Ideologies” creates an adorable back story to the creation of the Twix bar. For starters, it began as a single bar, but was broken in two when the inventors had a falling-out. Each left town to build his own factory: naturally, they moved next door to one another. While left Twix flowed caramel on cookie, right Twix cascaded caramel on cookie. Notice the massive difference between the dueling pair. The spot ends with both inventors sharing “nothing but a wrapper and an ill-designed driveway.” I hope we see more of Seamus and Earl down the road. Watch it here.

JackLinksSince women eat beef jerky, too, Sasquatch, spokesbeast for Jack Link’s, has emerged from the forest to bond with the ladies. Naturally, he joined a book club. Rather than serve wine and cheese, Jack Link’s Turkey Jerky is the snack du jour. The bigger question left unanswered is what book the group was discussing: It sent Sasquatch on a tear, ripping up the book, yet his storytelling was done with passion. Go figure. See it here, created by Carmichael Lynch.

 

DOWA topiary dreams big in a TV spot for Dow. Not only has the human-shaped shrubbery made the Olympic team, he’s making the Olympic village and stadium more eco-friendly. The ad is part of Dow’s Solutionism campaign that highlights the brand’s Olympic sponsorship. Our green character strolls through Olympic Village meeting his roommate, fencing an opponent and visiting the diving pool – too much! My favorite part was watching the character’s reaction to a groundskeeper trimming a bush. The spot closes with our character turning off unnecessary lights as a voiceover states: “Even the planet has an Olympic dream.” See it here. Print ads further convey the green theme, transforming a pole vault into a sunflower and a plastic straw into a water filter. See creative herehere and here, created by Draftfcb Chicago.

GEICOGEICO launched a TV campaign called “Happier Than,” illustrating how happy people are when they save hundreds on insurance. How happy are they? In the first ad, shown here, customers would be happier than Gallagher at a farmer’s market, smashing watermelons with reckless abandon dirtying the yuppie couple searching for the right kale. Secretly, I would have loved to see the brand take its happy-go-lucky spokespig gallivanting on a farm along with the tagline: happier than a pig in… you know. The Martin Agency created the ad.

FriskiesFriskies Plus takes Alice the cat through the looking glass during a not-so-typical lunchtime excursion. Alice strolls across floating lily pads through a world filled with turkeys and chickens until she winds up at a tea party thrown for her. Watch it hereAvrett Free Ginsberg created the ad, produced by Psyop / Smuggler.

 

 

NissanNissan launched a set of TV spots promoting the redesigned Altima. In the first ad, seen here, Altima ditches the cookie-cutter design and is revamped from the inside out. “Enough” is my favorite ad. It promotes Altima’s easy-fill tire alert, which rings a bell to let drivers know when to stop adding air. If only a warning like that could be added to modern-day occurrences so people would know when they have gone too far. Shown is a man about to apply too much cologne, overdo it with a handshake, go all in at a blackjack table and add tongue to an end-of-date kiss. Fortunately, the bell rings before he overdoes things. See it here. In the final ad, “Breakup,” a man splits with his gas station attendant because he’ll be spending less time at the pump. The attendant is devastated. Watch it hereTBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles created the campaign.

ToyotaWhat to do when you can’t decide which car best suits you? Bring your camera to the dealership and compare pictures. That’s what one man did in an ad for ToyotaSee it here. A racecar driver goes Camry shopping in race-day gear. He even goes as far as trying to enter the car through the window. He ends up in a Winnie the Pooh situation. Watch it hereCramer-Krasselt Phoenix created the campaign, directed by Jordan Brady of Superlounge.

 

StarSlothRandom iPhone App of the weekFPO Projects launched an adorable game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch called Star Sloth. Sloth doesn’t do much, except look adorable, so it’s up to the players to help Sloth keep his job of delivering cheeseburgers to customers in space. In addition, Sloth must elude obstacles like mine fields, space vortexes and a burger thief hoping get Sloth fired. Players can use tips earned from deliveries to unlock delivery permits for new galaxies. The app costs $1.99 in the App Store.

 

Bridgwater beat Taunton St Andrews to bag Somerset Cup semi finals

IN a 20-over thriller at The Parks,Bridgwater, needing three to win off the last ball, scraped home courtesy of a last ball boundary from Chris Skidmore.

Excellent knocks from Steve Jenkins (59) and Lloyd Alley (31) had set up a formidable Saints score on a blustery, showery evening.

Mike Coles and Andy Hallaran got their team off to a flyer but, despite excellent spells from Josh Clatworthy (3-27) and Mike Parsons (2-27), the home side’s consistent batting – especially in the middle order with Stef Jones (34) and Ian Bishop (26) hitting out – scored 70 off the last seven overs, to set up the last ball win.

They now play Ilminster at The Parks on Friday in the semi-final.

Fantastic LEGO Bag End Set Debuts at Comic-Con

We’d heard rumors that LEGO was going to have som fun announcements at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Our expectations were happily exceeded when this handsome rendering of Bilbo’s Bag End was unveiled yesterday. And yes, it comes with the dwarves.

Details of the set are still scarce, but it is being widely reported to come with all the minifigs you see here. For those of us not up on their Tolkien, that’s Gandalf, Bilbo, Dwalin, Bombur, Bofur, and Balin.

Of course, the real highlight is Bag End itself, which is stunningly designed. There even appear to be some furniture and what not within, suggesting that the model has an open back. What really got my attention were the windows, some of which appear to be made out of cleverly repurposed swivel plates. And then there’s that hammer — golly!

Assuredly tied in with the release of The Hobbit later this year, the set sets a high mark for newLotR LEGO sets. I can’t wait to see what they do with Smaug.

Sunlight introduces Pretty Lady grape bag for summer

Sunlight International, Delano, Calif., and JP Dulcich & Sons Grapes, are kicking off the summer grape season with the Pretty Lady label for packaging and point-of-sale materials.
This new program includes grab-n-go disposable colander bags and display cards with helpful tips for eating grapes, according to a news release.
Point-of-sale materials are available online at http://dulcich.com/promo-retail-programs/.
The healthy tips suggest things like adding premium California Grapes to salads or freezing them on a hot day, according to the release.
“The early response from our retail partners to Pretty Lady for the summer has been astounding!” said Nick Dulcich, co-owner and sales director of JP Dulcich and Sons, in the release. “And we anticipate a high demand for these new P.O.S. materials in the coming weeks. Combined with an exceptional grape crop this year, we truly believe this program will help put Dulcich Premium Grape sales over the top.”
The packaging features an illustrated beach scene and a ‘Pretty Lady’ in sunglasses. This is designed specifically to attract customers’ attention in a fun way.
Sunlight International markets for grower JP Dulcich and Sons,
Retailers or buyers can call Sunlight International and place an order or visit the ducich.com site for more information.

Bulk material handling system for dry/liquid applications

By Gretchen Edelbrock, Products Editor

The dual, NBE bulk bag unloaders–constructed of 4-in. x 4-in. x 5/16-in. structural framework–each have a 4,000 lb. frame capacity and meet or exceed ANSI and ASME specifications. NBE bulk bag conditioning systems, built into the framework of each NBE bulk bag unloader, reduce total bag cycle process times by 25% compared to free-standing bag conditioning designs. The liquid supply tank, built of 304-2b stainless steel, discharges the minor ingredient into the blending hopper based on the specific recipe and control instruction from the system HMI.

The 250 cu. ft. capacity blending hopper is constructed of 3/8-in., 304-2b stainless steel and has an integral, 14 ga., 304-2b stainless steel dimpled jacket that is ASME inspected and code stamped for –20°F to +400°F, and 125 PSIG. A thorough material mix is provided by the blending hopper’s 10in. solid mainshaft and double-ribbon agitator design.

The NBE controls and automation architecture enable standardized system integration to the facility’s SCADA system. Application-specific, operator interaction and process operations risks were identified and properly mitigated by NBE throughout the design, testing, and commissioning stages.

More Hermès Mulberry Handbags Burning

.Mulberry Alexa creative director Emma Hill has revealed the lengths Hermès will go to in order to achieve handbag perfection. The designer appointed former Hermès buying director Bruno Guillon as her new chief executive in December last year .Mulberry Bags Outlet.

Image“A friend who was working at Hermès said that if there was even the most minor imperfection on a bag they would take it out the back and burn it – no compromise, ” Hill told the Telegraph. “No one can touch them in terms of quality .Mulberry Handbags. ” SEE MULBERRY’S LATEST NEW BAG This isn’t the first time news has emerged of the label’s luxurious bags being burnt – Clint Eastwood’s model daughter, Francesca, set fire to her £100, 000 Birkin last month for a photograph taken by her boyfriend, Tyler Shields .Mulberry Bags.

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Manchester Fashion Week: Is pricing the perfect fit for consumers on the high street

ImageAs the inaugural Manchester Fashion Week comes to Spinningfields next week, MM takes a look at its impact on typical Mancunians – and what customers really think of the role of high-end fashion in a recession.

The event, which will take place from April 9 to April 14, will be held in Manchester’s luxury retail quarter.

The fashion spectacular, sponsored by missguided. co. uk, comes to town just two weeks after nearly £110million worth of budget cuts were announced by Manchester City Council.

It is believed that low income households and city centre residents in particular are to be the hardest hit under the new budgetary constraints.

High-end fashion brands Mulberry, All Saints and Flannels boutique are all using the week to showcase a range of their new lines.

Cost of living calculator Numbeo estimates the average after-tax salary in Manchester to be £1448. 84 per month.

Several Mulberry handbags are significantly more expensive than this figure, with some retailing in excess of a staggering £2000.

However Mulberry remains one of the few companies in the UK to maintain their roots in home grown manufacturing and is currently trying to expand its Somerset factory.

Mulberry Chief Executive Godfrey Davis said: “Mulberry has always sought to represent a unique juxtaposition between global fashion influence and a heart routed in the English countryside. ”

Creative Director Emma Hill said: “Mulberry will continue to take timeless styles and give them a contemporary twist. ”

Numbeo figures suggest that Mancunians spend less than 4% of their disposable income on clothes or shoes.

A utility bill consisting of electricity, water, gas and rubbish collection costs Manchester residents on average £138. 29 with much of the high-end garments on show far exceeding this amount.

MM went on to the streets of Manchester to gauge Mancunians thoughts on the week and whether they would spend their hard-earned on the high-end fashion garments showcased next week.

Students Annabel, 15, and Jamie, 16, were shopping in All Saints on Market Street.

He said: “I bought a £30 polo shirt in Topman, but wouldn’t pay £50 for an All Saints one. ”

She said: “I don’t shop here. If I was to buy a pair of jeans from here I would ask my parents to pay. ”

Celia and Derek Darbyshire, 63 and 64, from Chorley, were browsing for bargains in House of Fraser in the Arndale Centre.

She said: “The last pair of jeans I bought cost £60 and I would only ever spend upwards of £40 on such an everyday piece of clothing.

“I don’t usually buy bags now I’m retired but when I was working I would spend around £70-£80 on a Mulberry Alexa bag, ” she added.

On buying from high-end boutique shops: “I wouldn’t pay Mulberry’s prices. To attract me they would have to bring the prices down to at least half, something like £100 for a bag. ”

Sharon Oglesby, 47, was shopping for her young daughter in Primark.

“I would say to Mulberry that they should look into sourcing cheaper materials, ” she said.

“To pay over £1, 800 for a bag is insane and I would rather spend that money on my kids.

“Think of the children around here who have no food on the table. ”

The week will also see Manchester bred talent put on show as work by fashion students from Manchester Metropolitan University is also scheduled to be displayed.