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News Article | May 19, 2017
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"We are so grateful for our property owners – they are amazing," says Vantage Client Relations Manager Eliana Miteva, who helped organize Little Pink Houses of Hope's first visit to Ocean City, MD in 2014. "They are the ones making it happen. We are inspired by all of the enthusiasm and support. Everyone is coming together to make this a great week for the families." Mary Davis of Columbia, MD is one of Vantage Resort Realty's property owners who is donating her vacation home in the Sea Cabin oceanfront building on 55th Street. Davis, who works in Human Relations teaching corporate responsibility, strives to give back personally, as well as professionally. "Our particular location is a good place for families to come and relax," says Davis, who recently lost two family members to cancer. "We see this as an opportunity to impact people's lives. We support several causes, but cancer is one that's become personal to us. It's important to us to give back.  It is part of who we are and our values." Many local businesses and organizations have also come forward to donate their resources to make the week special for the visiting families.  Among them are Red Door Community Center, Wobbly Wheel Boardwalk Bicycles, Dana Marie Photography, T.C. Studios' O.C. Painting Experience, Shore Community Church, The Greene Turtle, General's Kitchen, Hooper's Crab House, Chick-fil-A, The Harrison Group, Harbor Watch Restaurant, Tanger Outlets, The Art League of Ocean City, Holiday Inn Oceanfront, artist Chloe McKenna, M.R. Duck's, Planet Maze, and Walk on Water Stand Up Paddleboard Company. – Celebrating 10 years of exceptional customer service in the vacation rental industry, Vantage Resort Realty manages over 600 vacation rentals along the Maryland and Delaware coastline, New Jersey Shore, and Myrtle Beach, specializing in luxury homes, high-end amenities, and a worry-free rental experience for guests and owners. The properties can be found in the most sought-after beach resort communities.  For more information, visit VantageOceanCity.com, VantageMB.com, Vantage-NJ.com, or call 800.555.4099. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vantage-resort-realty-to-host-little-pink-houses-of-hope-300460755.html


News Article | May 16, 2017
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Largest Educational Conference on Aquatics to Take Place in Denver, CO COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will provide multiple opportunities for industry leaders to network and learn. Scheduled from October 18-20th, 2017 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel near Denver, CO, the 14th Annual WAHC provides industry leaders -- such as health officials, researchers, manufacturers, operators, managers, and builders/designers -- the chance to help shape the future through aquatics. Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), WAHC 2017 welcomes acclaimed Keynote Speakers Ryan Avery and Amy Posey. In addition to the keynote presentations, both will be engaged in workshops during the conference. Mr. Avery will be leading a confidence-building workshop From "A" to "THE": Stop being A leader. Start being THE leader. Ms. Posey will be presenting with 2016's Keynote, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, during a Health Benefits workshop titled Neuroscience of Leadership. In addition to the nearly 50 innovative educational sessions during the conference, WAHC 2017 offers a variety of special events. Guests may choose to attend the 2nd Biennial CMAHC Vote on the Code Conference, Aquatic Therapy Day, a Boulder-based insider's tour, Environmental Health Round Tables, an NSPF Instructor Update Meeting, the USA Swimming Regional Build A Pool Conference, or NSPF's recently released Advanced Service Technician™ Course. Noteworthy WAHC Events 2107 Welcome Reception Wednesday, October 18, 6:00-9:00pm Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky mountains, the Omni Interlocken welcomes WAHC 2017 with a night of games, music, and friends. Enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather outside on the terrace overlooking two outdoor pools, a waterfall and the Eldorado Golf Course. Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres served. 2016 Keynote Dr. Wallace J. Nichols Returns Previous Keynote Speaker, Dr. Nichols, will collaborate with current Keynote Speaker, Amy Posey, for a Health Benefits Track that focuses on the Neuroscience of Leadership. Dr. Nichols, Blue Mind founder, will also deliver a session on Water as Medicine during Thursday's afternoon line up. Model Aquatic Health Code Track Thursday, October 19, 10:00am-5:00pm After the CMAHC converges two days before the WAHC, the conversation will continue in Thursday's sessions, providing an insider's view of the CMAHC's progress, CDC updates, and MAHC adoption. Track Topics WAHC tracks will range in subject from old favorites to new topics, including Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Service Concepts, Facility Management, Health Benefits, MAHC, New Industry Technology, Public Health, and Training for Business Growth. Farewell Function Friday, October 20, 3:20-4:30 pm NSPF invites attendees to stick around after the educational sessions on Friday for one last networking opportunity. Enjoy drinks and prizes while exchanging goodbyes and handshakes with friends and new contacts. Every two years, CMAHC members can take part in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process to have their input heard by the CDC as it revises and releases the next edition of the MAHC. Register today to have your voice heard. 2nd Annual Aquatic Therapy Day Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 am-5:00 pm An 8-hour hands-on training designed to provide evidence-based ideas for treating patients with low back, neck, shoulder, and chronic pain, and then to practice these techniques in water. This is the second year in a row that Aquatic Therapy University's Andrea Salzman will lead this pool-based lab intensive. Advanced Service Technician™ Course Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 am-5:00 pm Acquire the AST Certification that your customers respect to gain a competitive advantage for your service company. Email conference@nspf.org to purchase the show's special and complete the online modules before attending this one-day classroom session. Insider's Tour Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 am-2:00 pm Interested guests will discover local and unique aquatic facilities, as well as best practices for operation and sustainability within Boulder. The tour will be an additional $65 and includes transportation and lunch. The tour will visit the University of Colorado-Boulder Student Rec Center; the East Boulder Community Center, a Boulder government-owned facility; and the Bay Aquatic Park, a Broomfield government-owned facility. NSPF Instructor Update Meeting Wednesday, October 18: 2:30 pm-5:00 pm NSPF Instructors are encouraged to attend the Instructor Update Meeting held at the WAHC each year. Awards are presented to top instructors, and new products, programs, and practices are introduced in detail for the upcoming year. Environmental Health Leader Lunch Round Tables Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm In addition to the Vote on the Code Conference held earlier in the week, Environmental Health Officials are invited to a closed round table lunch during the WAHC to discuss relevant and upcoming trends and best practices. Local EH Officials are invited to purchase a guest ticket for just $25 to attend lunch. To register or for more information, contact conference@nspf.org. Post Conference Events USA Swimming Regional Build A Pool Conference Saturday, October 21, 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Sunday, October 22, 8:00 am-4:30 pm A Regional Build A Pool Conference will take place the weekend after the WAHC. During this two-day conference, attendees can expect to discuss design considerations with builders, facility directors, and design companies. NSPF Instructor Course Saturday, October 21, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday, October 22, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; & Monday, October 23, 8:00 am-12:00 pm NSPF has been educating instructors to deliver our training programs for many years. This year following the WAHC, 30 NSPF Instructor candidates will stick around to prepare to become NSPF Instructors who share knowledge with pool operators around the world. It is a closed course, but interested parties may visit nspf.org for more information. Conference Sponsors/Tabletops The lead sponsors for WAHC 2017 are Neptune Benson, a leader in water filtration and disinfection; Waterco USA, a manufacturer of high quality pumps, filtration systems, solar pool heating, and chemicals, PlayCore, a company that promotes water related fun through their creative and innovative products, and Spectrum, a manufacturer of a broad range of playground and park and recreation products. Additional sponsors include Berndorf Metall- und Bäderbau GmbH, a manufacturer of stainless steel pools in Europe; facility designer Counsilman-Hunsaker; S.R. Smith, manufacturer of pool deck equipment, lighting, and ADA lifts; Hach Company, manufacturer of instruments and reagents for water testing and water quality; AQUASALT; Wapotec; Blue Mind; Aquatics International; AQUA; Pool & Spa Marketing; Pool & Spa News; and SPLASH!. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; please email conference@nspf.org for more information. Poster Presentations Those interested in sharing recent aquatic knowledge and findings with attendees may do so through poster presentations. Information displayed varies greatly based on the presenters' focus of research and knowledge within the industry. Poster presenters will reside in a prime location, both for visibility and for convenient networking with fellow attendees. Poster submissions are accepted until August 18. Registration Registration for WAHC includes heavy hors d'oeuvres at the Welcome Reception and breakfast and lunch on both Thursday and Friday. Early registration is just $445 when you register by May 31. The price will increase to $495 on June 1, and again to $595 on August 1. The first 100 registrations will be entered into a raffle to win three different prizes during the farewell function. First prize winner will receive an iPad, second prize a 50" flat screen TV, and third prize is a free 2018 WAHC registration. Visit www.theWAHC.org to register today! Hotel and Travel Discounted hotel rooms at the Omni Interlocken can be reserved for a rate of $164 per night, plus taxes. This rate is available through Monday, September 28, 2017, but will sell out early. Attendees are encouraged to reserve a room online or call (303) 438-6600 and ask for the World Aquatic Health Conference rate. Guests are charged upon check-in for reservations. Contact conference@nspf.org for information on government rate rooms, if applicable. About the World Aquatic Health™ Conference This leading global aquatic research forum is tailored for people involved in all aspects of aquatics, those affiliated with aquatic facilities, pool and spa industry, service providers, consultants, parks & recreation, water parks, manufacturers, academia, associations, builders, community organizations, distributors, hotels, government, health/medical, retail, and media. Watch the video. About the National Swimming Pool Foundation® At the National Swimming Pool Foundation, we believe everything we do helps people live happier and healthier lives. Whether it's encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. To further this mission, in 2016 we combined forces with GENESIS, an educational leader for designers and builders of residential pools and spas. Together with GENESIS we offer products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. In 2012, we launched the Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. Founded in 1965 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and located in Colorado Springs, CO., NSPF proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers. Visit nspf.org, genesis3.com, or call 719-540-9119 to learn more.


News Article | May 19, 2017
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More than 60 curious area residents dropped by to have coffee and doughnuts with eight officers from the Mobile Police Department at Coffee With a Cop on Thursday, May 18. Columbia Southern University (CSU) sponsored the two-hour event, which was held at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center in Mobile. This national program, launched by members of the Hawthorne Police Department in Hawthorne, California, was created to bring community members and police officers together to discuss issues and learn more about the role police officers play in their communities. “Coffee With a Cop is a great program that lets us interact with the community on a one-on-one basis,” said Officer Gary Owens, who works in the Community Services Division of the Mobile Police. Owens, who organized the event, said most attendees posed questions about general issues relating to crime, police work and property concerns. Public information Officer Donald Wallace said many attendees also had some kind words. “We got a lot of thanks for the job that we do as law enforcement. That goes a long way with us because there are a lot of times we do not hear it.” This was the first time the 10-year veteran officer and CSU student attended a Coffee With a Cop event and Wallace found it humbling to “meet some of the people in the community to learn more about them and for them to learn more about us over a cup of coffee.” Ashley-Nicole Flowers, program supervisor for the community center, was pleased with the turnout and interaction. “The officers are here to help them and that is what they are trying to portray. They are here for community engagement. So it’s crucial for a community center to program these kinds of activities.” “I work with law enforcement officers every day, and they all want to protect and serve and come home to their families each day,” Wright said. “Today’s event, Coffee With a Cop, gave the general public a chance to meet and mingle with our brothers and sisters in blue, allowing them to see the officers as real people with real lives.” About Columbia Southern University One of the nation’s pioneer online universities, Columbia Southern University was established in 1993 to provide an alternative to the traditional university experience. CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees such as business administration, criminal justice, fire administration and occupational safety and health. Visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu or call (877) 347-6050 to learn more.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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TOPANGA, Calif., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Topanga Days is back!  In its 44th year, the three-day family-friendly festival and fundraiser for the Topanga Community Center continues to draw a diverse group of people together through an eclectic mix of 25 musical acts on two stages a...


News Article | May 15, 2017
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Omega, a nonprofit educational organization, today announced it will award 40 nonprofit peers with working retreat grants in 2017. Nonprofit Retreats at Omega is a program that has been running for 13 years, and has served more than 300 nonprofits and 5,000 dedicated people. The program is primarily comprised of multi-organization summits that take place on Omega’s campus in Rhinebeck, New York, throughout May. Strengthening Communities Summits will bring together nonprofits that prioritize a range of social, economic, or environmental issues. The Women Serving Women Summit, hosted by the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, is focused on supporting organizations that serve the needs and interests of women. “At a time when budgets and policies impacting the nonprofit sector are creating threatening pressures on organizations, Omega is proud to support our nonprofit peers in coming together to strengthen the safety net that these solution-based organizations provide to so many,” said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega. “Nonprofit Retreats at Omega offer groups a unique opportunity to connect with other change leaders, and to reconnect with their own mission, so they may return to their work feeling invigorated and more effective.” Formerly known as Service Week, Nonprofit Retreats at Omega began in 2005. Each nonprofit organization creates its own 3-day/2-night, self-led working retreat, using the facilities and accessing the amenities of Omega’s 250-acre Hudson Valley campus. The grant includes simple accommodations, meals, and a private meeting space. In previous years, nonprofits have used the opportunity to cultivate relationships, discuss challenges, re-engage with shared purpose, generate ideas, develop plans, foster leadership, heal organizational rifts, deepen commitment, and enjoy some much-needed peace and relaxation. “Nonprofit Retreats at Omega offer an extraordinary opportunity,” said Doug Sauer, chief executive officer of the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), Omega’s partner in the program. “The long-running program continues to demonstrate a positive impact on the organizational well-being of participating nonprofits and their capacity to benefit the communities they serve.” The participation of Mid-Hudson Valley region nonprofits is funded in part by a significant grant from the Dyson Foundation. Omega is pleased to announce the following 2017 grant recipients: Strengthening Communities Summit Recipients: Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) Bard College: Center for Civic Engagement Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, NY Center for Creative Education Circle of Friends for the Dying Common Ground Farm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Dutchess Outreach Family Services: Center for Victim Safety and Support Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood Harlem Wellness Center Hudson River HealthCare Hudson Valley Seed Kingston Midtown Rising Latinas on the Verge of Excellence (LOVE) Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Mill Street Loft/Spark O Positive Festivals People's Emergency Center Putnam ARC (Mid-Hudson Collaborative) The Race Unity Circle Red Hook Community Center Reliance Health Safe Homes of Orange County Seedshed TMI Project Taconic Resources for Independence Ulster Literacy Association (Hudson Valley Literacy Consortium) Worker Justice Center of New York Women Serving Women Summit Recipients: Alliance of Families for Justice Black Women’s Blueprint Center for Reproductive Rights Girl Be Heard Hollaback! Mekong NYC Ms. Foundation for Women NYC Anti-Violence Project Sheltered Yoga Transformative Culture Project Women’s World Banking To learn more about Strengthening Communities Summits, contact Marta Szabo, 845.266.4444, ext. 403, MartaS(at)eOmega(dot)org. To learn more about the Women Serving Women Summit, contact Terri Hall, 845.266.4444, ext. 410, OWLCcommunity(at)eOmega(dot)org. For more information visit eOmega.org, and follow Omega on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google+. About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation’s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 250 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org


News Article | May 18, 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to an open house and presentation in Mill Valley (Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto) on Saturday, May 20, to learn about an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. Registration and the open house will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. The presentations and panel discussions will begin at 9 a.m. This meeting in Marin County is one in a series to be held in all nine Bay Area counties between May 4 and May 22. For more information about upcoming meeting times, dates and locations in all nine counties, please visit the Plan Bay Area website: www.PlanBayArea.org. In additional to the series of presentations and panels discussions, Bay Area residents who attend this event will have the opportunity to view displays; ask questions; and offer comments on the Draft Plan's goals, proposed growth patterns, transportation investment strategy, and key actions identified to address ongoing and long-term regional challenges.


News Article | May 16, 2017
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The roundtable discussion, which included State Senator Pat Browne and State Representatives, Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg, provided insight into health challenges for LGBT older adults, challenges for older adults living with HIV, experiences of LGBT older adults in senior-serving organizations, and advocacy for LGBT older adults with LBGT community advocates, including Adrian Shanker (Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center); Sean Straub (Mayor of Milford, PA and Executive Director of The SERO Project); Patricia Sullivan, Ed.D. (Retired Hospital Administrator); and Jim Palmquist (Advocate and Former AARP of PA President), sharing their insights and experiences. Specific efforts of the Department of Aging include participating on the Governor's LGBT Workgroup, acquiring diversity training for department leadership staff and its stakeholders, and evaluating ways to collect appropriate data on LGBT seniors who are accessing services. "The conversation and advocacy for LGBT older adults must continue to be strengthened and fostered at all levels of government and in communities throughout the country," said Secretary Osborne. "While the Older Americans Act calls us to be visible and effective advocates for our seniors, the actions steps that have been taken and those being planned underscores our desire to foster a greater understanding of LGBT aging by developing strategies to ensure that every aspect of our long-term services and supports system is accessible, inclusive, welcoming, and culturally sensitive to matters of sexual orientation and gender identity. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts & culture, health promotion, and youth programs as well as supportive services and a Training Institute to strengthen and support the LGBT community across the Greater Lehigh Valley. For more information visit www.bradburysullivancenter.org. For more information on the Department of Aging and services for older adults, visit aging.pa.gov. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pennsylvania-secretary-of-aging-participates-in-lgbt-roundtable-discussion-300458429.html


News Article | May 19, 2017
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The Marriott Hotel in San José is accessible by VTA at both the 301 S Market Street stop on the 201 Dash/Free Shuttle line and the Convention Center stop on the 901 Alum Rock line. The hotel is less than one block from each of these stops. The Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa is near the West College Avenue at Sparrow Creek Street stop on the Santa Rosa CityBus 3 line. The last nightly route on this line begins at 7:30 p.m. For directions to these events, visit 511.org. Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance in order to participate? Please call us at 415.778.6757. We require three days notice in order to provide reasonable accommodation. MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG is the Council of Governments and official regional planning agency for the 101 cities and towns, and nine counties of the Bay Area. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/two-plan-bay-area-2040-open-houses-remaining-for-san-jose-and-santa-rosa-300460503.html


The final phases of construction for the 27,000 sq. ft. Christ Church Vero Beach Worship Center, Education Wing and Community Center located at 667 20th St. (southwest corner of SR60 and 6th Ave.) in Vero Beach are nearing completion.


The Salvation Army Kroc Center has embraced this production by promoting a coat drive the week of the performances. "The story of Joseph and his coat is very close to our Salvation Army mission," said Major Rick Peacock, Senior Pastor and Executive Director of the Kroc Center. "We believe in supporting our community. The kids performing this amazing show, and those less fortunate who could use a donated coat on a cold night." Donations will be accepted in the Arts & Education building through Sunday, May 28th. Experience the magical musical, full of unforgettable songs, including 'Go Go Joseph', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Close Every Door' with us this May! About the Kroc Center The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center. The facility is open to members and the general public, and serves residents of East San Diego, La Mesa and Lemon Grove with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages.  Development of the Kroc Center was made possible by a $90 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. For more information about The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, please visit www.sd.kroccenter.org To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-salvation-army-kroc-centers-kroc-kids-jr-theatre-company-presents-joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-300459382.html

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