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first_imgIt’s been just over a year now since I wrote an article on My Fellow Millennials, a piece dedicated to denouncing the stereotypes made about the Millennial generation. By putting the spotlight on seven regional twenty-somethings who are doing cool things, my mission was to showcase that Millennials are not narcissistic, lazy, uncreative, and as addicted to technology as the older generations let themselves believe. Actually, the Millennial generation as I know it has proven time and again to be quite the opposite.Fearless. Patient. Radical. Inspirational. Tough. Grounded. Ambitious.After those eight interviews with ultrarunners, environmental economists, Montessori guides, and farmers, these were the words that came to mind about my generation. Now, a year later, I still feel very passionately that hope for our future lies in the Millennials’ hands. If anything, our older generations should not look on us with doubt and criticism – they should be proud at what we have managed to accomplish so far in the face of international turmoil and environmental crises. They should look not at statistics and sweeping generalizations about twenty-somethings, but at the twenty-somethings themselves who are actively carving out a lifestyle that incorporates passion with doing good, whether it’s on the community front or the international scale.That’s where Theresia Hinton comes into play.I met Theresia through my road ramblings this past summer. Based out of Asheville, N.C., Theresia is a Millennial who works long hours at the ER at Mission Health as an Emergency Department Tech. While she loves hiking and biking in and around Asheville, her true passion lies in helping others. As the volunteer Outreach and Fundraising Director for the non-profit MedicForce, Theresia was tasked with the duty of creating a fundraiser to help raise awareness and money for building a health clinic in Kenya. Her idea? Tap into the outdoor recreation community in western North Carolina and host an event that no adventure nut can turn down – Beer For Gear.“We’ve seen an incredible response,” Theresia says on the subject of reaching out to outdoor brands for donations. “The fact that we’ve had local companies donate gear or items to us who don’t know anything about MedicForce is amazing.”From SylvanSport to Watershed Drybags, Pyranha Kayaks, Astral Designs, Threshold Provisions, Adventure Technology Paddles, ENO, and Catawba Brewing (just to name a few), Theresia’s not kidding about that impressive response.1422467_835207869831780_7655148472260435250_nThe idea of Beer For Gear is simple. Show up to Catawba Brewing in Asheville, Thursday night at 5:30pm, bring a piece of new or used gear to donate to MedicForce, and you get a free beer (and who doesn’t love free beer). Those items will then be placed on a table for direct purchase – name your price, pay up, and the gear is yours. What’s more, that money you spend will go directly to the construction of that health clinic in Kenya (so treat yourself, and shop big). In addition to this yard sale of sorts, Theresia will be putting on both a silent auction and a raffle for the products donated by the above-mentioned (and many more) brands.Paddles, PFDs, drysuits, drybags, a 60-minute massage, a free WFR course, even a few kayaks! Thus far, Theresia has secured over 20 items to be included in the raffle and silent auction. From local artisans and coffee roasters to internationally recognized outdoor brands, it seems that everyone everywhere has been more than willing to support the cause.Attachment-1For those of you that don’t know anything about MedicForce, look ’em up. Theresia first got involved with the organization after taking her EMT course at the NOC, where she met the head of MedicForce and hopped on board a trip to Belize. For nearly two weeks, she traveled with the organization from village to village teaching women in particular about their bodies, cervical cancer, and basic health education and first aid.“A lot of people don’t know this, but the healthcare workers in these villages are oftentimes either voted in or they volunteer despite having no medical experience,” Theresia says. “Our goal is to go in and see what they know, what kind of access to natural medicines they have, what they want to know, and then to stay there as long as they need us. Compared to other charities, we don’t want to just throw medical supplies at them and say ‘we fixed you’ and leave. We want to let them teach us, create a sustainable healthcare system, and then work from there.”That trip to Belize was life-changing for Theresia. She returned to the States with a newfound appreciation for the life she led here, but with an itch to do more. Though she has been the sole organizer for this fundraiser, a task that has eaten up nearly every hour she’s not sleeping or working a 12-hour shift at the ER, Theresia says she is more than happy to help with a cause she feels so passionately about.“After Belize, just seeing the smiles on people’s faces and the gratitude for what we were doing, that made it all worth it,” she says. “I’d say for people who want to do good but feel like they can’t, go after something you love and nothing else will really matter. Money isn’t a factor in donating to a cause. There are so many other ways you can help organizations.”If you’re in the Asheville area this Thursday (or even if you’re not) come out to Catawba Brewing to support the cause and walk away with some awesome gear. Even if you don’t end the evening with a new Pyranha kayak or AT paddle in hand, you’ll be supporting a good cause and drinking a good beer (or three) in the company of good people. What more could you ask for? Raffle tickets are cheap too – 1 for $5 and 5 for $20.Check out the Facebook event here for more information on the raffle and silent auction items as well as updates on the fundraiser.last_img read more

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May’s Flower Moon: A Supermoon? Not This Time

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first_imgThough some are calling May’s Full Flower Moon a Supermoon, but Farmers’ Almanac states that it falls short of earning that moniker, and April’s Pink Moon was our true, and last, Supermoon of 2020.Supermoons are caused by the shape of the Moon’s orbit, which is not a perfect circle, but an ellipse, or oval, shape. The Moon orbits the Earth once each month, and each month, it reaches a point farthest from the Earth, called apogee, and a point closest to the Earth, called perigee. According to how a Supermoon is defined, it occurs when the Moon is at least 90% of the way to its perigee position at the same time it is in its “full” or “new” phase.According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the term Supermoon became popular in March 2011 when the Moon’s perigee brought it to 221,565 miles of Earth; within 127 miles of the absolute closest that it can come (the absolute closest the Moon can come is 221,438 miles from Earth; an exceedingly rare occurrence).And though the May full moon generally marks the end of hard frosts, this full moon brings with it at least one more frost possibility as the overnight low Friday night is 29.last_img read more

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Fifty Shades of Grey playing at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

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Thank you for your input. -11 Vote up Vote down prairefox · 285 weeks ago I can’t believe the Regent is going to be showing this trash!!! You couldn’t pay me to see it!!! Report Reply 2 replies · active 285 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 285 weeks ago That’s one of the beauties of our great country, no one is making you see it! It cracks me up how much controversy I’ve seen on FB over this movie. For all you or I know, we could have been conceived in a way depicted in this “trash.” Report Reply 2 replies · active 285 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Movie lover · 285 weeks ago Well its not like this movie is being played at the elementary schools. Us old people may want to see a sexy movie from time to time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down Honorable citizen · 285 weeks ago This is a perverted movie how horrible to show this here! Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down prairefox · 285 weeks ago I like sexy movies but not when it resorts to masochism. Melanie Griffith has chutpah by telling the truth she wouldn’t see the movie because she doesn’t want to see how her daughter is portrayed in the film. Classy lady!!! Report Reply 2 replies · active 284 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down WHS ALUM · 285 weeks ago thank you to the Regent for bringing all of the new releases to Wellington. Simply put, if you don’t want to go watch it, don’t…I’ll bet your neighbors do! lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down WellMom · 285 weeks ago Excuse me while I go clutch my pearls….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 285 weeks ago For those that won’t be going to this cause it’s “trash”, please pray for my wife! She’s going to see it again for the 3rd time now. Please pray for me also! The last 2 times were during the week and I was already asleep when she got home from seeing it. I’m staying awake for when she gets home this time to try and reap some “rewards” if you know what I’m saying. 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Jim · 284 weeks ago Goes to show how many people will watch Porn that has been desensitized to be rated R. Were they forced to show this to keep showing the other new movies? The reviews talk about how. this movie show have a poor turnout to get the message that is not a good movie. for Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 284 weeks ago -11 Vote up Vote down prairefox · 284 weeks ago I guess those that would love to go see this movie..would also agree with what Isis does to their women…no difference!!! Report Reply 3 replies · active 284 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: Fifty Shades of Grey (trailer is below)Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: R. Time: 1 hour 50 minutes.Movie Synopsis: E.L. James’ kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 24%. Audience review: 49% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:March 6 – Just About Perfect.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Debbie Reynolds To Be Honored With 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award‏

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first_imgDebbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented performer with a diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records. Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again. Congratulations, Debbie, on your life achievements.”Star of more than 50 motion pictures, two Broadway shows, two television series, as well as dozens of television, cabaret and concert appearances here and abroad, the 82-year-old Reynolds is celebrating her 66th year in show business.In 1955, Reynolds, along with Jack Haley Jr., Hugh O’Brien and other young stars, founded a charity to fight the stigma of mental illness, calling themselves The Thalians, after the goddess of comedy, Thalia. Over nearly 60 years, The Thalians have raised over $30 million, endowing The Thalians’ Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. With that center’s priorities shifting to other illnesses, The Thalians has shifted its support to UCLA’s Operation Mend, which provides medical and mental health support to returning wounded military personnel. Reynolds was elected The Thalians’ president in 1957, and for many years alternated between that role and chair of the board with Ruta Lee, and currently serves as the organization’s president emeritus. Reynolds has also been a lifelong supporter and fundraiser for the Girl Scouts.Over her more than six decades in show business, Reynolds has received numerous accolades for her performing and charitable endeavors. Among them, the Costume Designers Guild honored her with its Presidents Award in 2005 for her collection and conservation of classic Hollywood costumes She has received Lifetime Achievement honors from the American Comedy Awards in 1996 and 1997, the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 1999, the Savannah Film and Video Festival in 2002, and Chapman University in 2006. In 2007, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Fans can view her stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Palm Springs Walk of Stars as well as her hand and footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Her philanthropic activities have earned her national honors from the Girl Scouts, a City of Hope Award, The Thalians’ Ms. Wonderful award, the National Film Society’s Humanitarian Award and a Spirit of Hope medallion from the USO for entertaining the troops during the Korean War.last_img read more

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