Family playground – Greenwood Acres Campground http://greenwoodacrescampground.net/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:58:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T160707.015.png Family playground – Greenwood Acres Campground http://greenwoodacrescampground.net/ 32 32 ‘All Suffolk Reads’ scheme seeks to improve literacy – The Suffolk News-Herald https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/all-suffolk-reads-scheme-seeks-to-improve-literacy-the-suffolk-news-herald/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:18:05 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/all-suffolk-reads-scheme-seeks-to-improve-literacy-the-suffolk-news-herald/ ‘All Suffolk Reads’ program seeks to improve literacy Posted 6:06 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Suffolk Public Schools have partnered with All District Reads to launch the ‘All Suffolk Reads’ program from October 21. On this day, pupils and their families from all elementary schools in Suffolk read and discussed together the children’s book […]]]>

‘All Suffolk Reads’ program seeks to improve literacy

Posted 6:06 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Suffolk Public Schools have partnered with All District Reads to launch the ‘All Suffolk Reads’ program from October 21.

On this day, pupils and their families from all elementary schools in Suffolk read and discussed together the children’s book “Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire”, by Sundee T. Frazier for several weeks.

SPS is the first local school system to partner with All District Reads. The model aims to build excitement around reading by having school divisions invite children and their families to read two books together each year.

Founded by veteran educator and literacy promoter Gary Anderson, All District Reads is a Virginia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to Lighting Literacy Fires among Families.

“We believe that getting children to read for enjoyment is the missing piece of the puzzle,” SPS Superintendent Dr. John B. Gordon III said in a press release. “We are delighted to partner with All District Reads.”

Students receive their books and watch a videotaped reading of Gordon’s first chapter during launch day events on October 21 for All Suffolk Reads. Other school officials, business leaders and members of local Rotary clubs participate in community activities that support the concept of family literacy.

Through the program, families read and discuss a chapter from the book each evening for a period of three and a half weeks. The schools support the program with quizzes, spiritual activities and many surprises. Additionally, Nutrition Services hosts weekly coffees where participating students will win prizes. In a culminating event on November 18, a few lucky students will win bigger prizes donated by local businesses/organizations.

Suffolk Rotary Clubs and local businesses have provided funds so that every elementary school family in Suffolk Public Schools will receive their own copy of the first book: ‘Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire’.

Families also receive a free resource guide with the book. The aim is to help children develop a love of reading by stimulating family reading and discussion of books.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools is next to launch programs under the All VB Reads banner next spring, with other school divisions in discussions to launch the program.

To find out more about the All Suffolk Reads program, contact Melvin Bradshaw at melvinbradshaw@spsk12.net, and to find out more about All District Reads, go to alldistrictreads.org.

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Childhood dreams come to life in Soneva Jani’s lair https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/childhood-dreams-come-to-life-in-soneva-janis-lair/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:58:00 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/childhood-dreams-come-to-life-in-soneva-janis-lair/ From ziplining through a waterfall to DJing, endless adventures and unforgettable experiences await you at Soneva Jani’s newest lair, the largest children’s area in the Maldives. By Bayar Jain Inspired by the wonder of childhood, the new two-story Den at Soneva Jani is more than a children’s playground; it’s a space brimming with imagination, packed […]]]>

From ziplining through a waterfall to DJing, endless adventures and unforgettable experiences await you at Soneva Jani’s newest lair, the largest children’s area in the Maldives. By Bayar Jain

Inspired by the wonder of childhood, the new two-story Den at Soneva Jani is more than a children’s playground; it’s a space brimming with imagination, packed with activities and loaded with experiences designed for young travellers. Covering over 1,500 square meters, The Den boasts of being one of the largest kids clubs in the Maldives and South Asia.

Exploring The Den at Soneva Jani

Soneva Jani Den is one of the largest children’s clubs in the Maldives and South Asia.

With dedicated areas for toddlers and teens, Den at Soneva Jani is sure to appeal to all guests of all ages. The state-of-the-art tech-free zone is equipped with a soothing sensory room for toddlers, dress-up and creativity zones for preschoolers, and hidden hangout spots – filled with tech-free cocktails. alcohol and music to set the scene – for teenagers. Kids can glide through a cascading waterfall via zipline, dive into a sprawling pool from the curved waterslide, dance along to a musical piano, converse with whales, explore global ocean themes from a 4D perspective, identify and measure the height of various fish, engage in friendly duels in the game room or bowl a game of tenpins. A Lego and craft room, as well as a library, help young travelers let their imaginations run wild. Upstairs, a rooftop terrace dedicated to teens includes a music room, telescope platform, pool and foosball tables, pinball machines, ping pong table above a reflecting pond and a dry slide.

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The Den’s experienced childminders ensure a safe and secure environment for your child.

The weekly listings here are suitable for young children and teenagers, each of them ensuring exciting, educational and engaging opportunities at the Barefoot Refuge. While parents enjoy myself among Soneva Jani’s many amenities and offerings, they can be assured of a safe and secure environment for their youngest, thanks to the Den’s experienced childminders. Babies under the age of four are also welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent or a babysitter.

A paradise for families

Family vacations are made easy at Soneva Jani. With the Ultimate Family Offer, these holidays become even more alluring. When booking a minimum stay of four nights, children up to the age of 15 receive a free full-board meal when sharing a room with two adults.

Related: Treat yourself to extravagant hospitality at the Maldives’ Soneva Jani Chapter Two

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Juniata Park’s New River Alive! The path teaches nature https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/juniata-parks-new-river-alive-the-path-teaches-nature/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:57:30 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/juniata-parks-new-river-alive-the-path-teaches-nature/ An exhibition with poems, QR codes, water, etc. The new exhibit at Tacony Creek Park, which was funded by the William Penn Foundation, captures the fluidity and structure of nature. The light blue benches have a unique wavy design that evokes water. Each is accompanied by an animal sculpture: a turtle, a water snake, a […]]]>

An exhibition with poems, QR codes, water, etc.

The new exhibit at Tacony Creek Park, which was funded by the William Penn Foundation, captures the fluidity and structure of nature.

The light blue benches have a unique wavy design that evokes water. Each is accompanied by an animal sculpture: a turtle, a water snake, a river otter, a red-breasted sunfish, a fox and a great blue heron.

Youth Volunteer Corps members explore the Alive! Learning Trail Sculptures at Tookany Creek Park after their unveiling on September 14, 2022. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Deeper in the park is a bench with the Great Blue Heron, surrounded by a stunning mosaic base with varying shades of blue, green and orange. There are also iridescent tiles, with a verse in white letters that represents each animal.

At the base of each animal sculpture is a QR code that redirects users to a catchy song produced by the local band city ​​love. The six benches are signposted in Spanish and English and include a poem dedicated to each animal.

One of the signs at the River Alive! Learning trail at Tookany Creek Park. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Each sculpture also features a water element as part of its design.

Young children are encouraged to interact with the animal sculptures by pouring water over them and watching the water flow through their bases.

“I hope it’s engaging and inspiring for young kids,” Horn said. Learning about the animals in the watershed could serve as a bridge, he said, for young children to become “a little more curious” about how each living thing in the watershed interacts.

In the near future, a scavenger hunt will be posted on signage to motivate families to learn more about nature on the trail.

“That’s how kids learn,” Slavet said. “It’s really important.”

Additional resources such as reading and science programs will be offered along the trail in the fall and spring, including Free Science Saturdays!which will start on September 17 and will continue until the end of October.

For Slavet, the project creates “a space where parents, siblings and grandparents can spend time with their children”, while learning.

Community members are eager to see the impact the project will have on the neighborhood and how people interact with nature.

Javier Antonio Cruz and his family live nearby and helped decorate the mosaic base.

“I’m excited to see what the future holds for us,” Cruz said.

This story was reported in conjunction with WHYY’s Education Department and its Pathway to Media Careers program.

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The life of the Utah homeless man who died this summer https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/the-life-of-the-utah-homeless-man-who-died-this-summer/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 16:25:36 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/the-life-of-the-utah-homeless-man-who-died-this-summer/ Joe Howe appears to have been 39 and his friends say he was smart and generous. (Robin Pendergrast | Special for the Tribune) Homeless man Joe Howe is pictured while still alive in Salt Lake City in early summer 2022. | September 11, 2022, 4:22 p.m. According to the few documents available on his life, […]]]>

Joe Howe appears to have been 39 and his friends say he was smart and generous.

(Robin Pendergrast | Special for the Tribune) Homeless man Joe Howe is pictured while still alive in Salt Lake City in early summer 2022.

According to the few documents available on his life, Joe Howe was 39 years old when he died.

He was homeless and living on the streets in Salt Lake City. And he used a wheelchair and prosthetics because he had lost both his legs, which his friends believe was due to diabetes.

But it was the extreme heat of that summer, they believe, that led to his death.

His situation has shed light on how difficult it is to be homeless with rising temperatures. You can read the full story about it here, including testimonials from others trying to stay cool while living outdoors.

From public records, it appears Howe was born on April 17, 1983 and died on June 18, 2022. Here’s a little glimpse into his life.

who was he?

Friends and activists say Howe was known for his generosity.

Robin Pendergrast, a photographer and homeless advocate in Utah, said Howe used to build small exhibits around his encampment, using brown paper bags and scribbling affirmations on them.

Pendergrast remembered that there was always one that said, “Kindness.”

Passers-by left food, beans and bread there. And Howe would then distribute the supplies to members of his community.

“He was adamant about handing out everything he got,” Pendergrast said.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Robin Pendergrast delivers water to homeless people in Salt Lake City on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Where did he stay?

Howe stayed with a small homeless community on 600 East, between 400 South and 500 South.

The TRAX line passes nearby. And he was asking for change in front of Smith’s grocery store.

Where did he come from?

Howe’s friends say he spoke in a Midwestern drawl. The police report says he has family in Michigan.

Pendergrast said Howe also talked about living in Ohio before coming to Utah. The lawyer said he had a complicated life.

Among his personal belongings when his body was found by police was an ID from the Sex Offender Registry.

Howe had pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor in September 2014 for obscenity involving a child after parents reported seeing him touching himself under his coat in a park. He was away from the playground, according to the police report, but due to the proximity of the children, the charges were laid.

Pendergrast said the criminal record made it harder for Howe to get out of homelessness, even as he tried to better himself and follow the law.

How did he remember?

Chris Christensen, who has been homeless in Salt Lake City for seven years, said the community here built a small memorial for Howe.

Christensen said they filled paper bags with stones and wrote messages in them such as “We will miss you” and “We will always love you”.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chris Christensen, a man living on the streets of Salt Lake City, talks about the loss of his friend Joe Howe. Christensen was photographed on Monday August 29, 2022.

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Billy’s Barn – Alliance Times-Herald https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/billys-barn-alliance-times-herald/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:05:04 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/billys-barn-alliance-times-herald/ Wilhelm Ludwig Merz came to the Sandhills of Nebraska in the mid-1880s and put down his roots deep just south of Swan Lake in southern Cherry County. Legend has it that he and his neighbor spent that first winter in a dugout and the weather was such that at one point they brought a horse […]]]>

Wilhelm Ludwig Merz came to the Sandhills of Nebraska in the mid-1880s and put down his roots deep just south of Swan Lake in southern Cherry County. Legend has it that he and his neighbor spent that first winter in a dugout and the weather was such that at one point they brought a horse and a cow into the dugout with them. Lesser men would have left, but the two chose to stay, and a few years later my grandfather took a claim on the eastern shore of this lake. Their descendants are also stayers; great-grandchildren now operate these three ranches.

In 1916, Billy Merz built a huge barn for his teams and an impressive house for his growing family. Mr. Merz was “Billy” to his neighbors and Grandfather Merz to my generation. I have vague memories of his wife, who was then disabled, but Billy lived in the big house with his son’s family until I was almost an adult. My parents were close friends of the Merz brothers and their wives; their kids were my first playmates, and because of the hours of fun we had there, I’ve been known to say I grew up in Billy’s barn.

The barn is built on a side hill, so the hayloft is at ground level and large enough for a team to drive in and out of when the hay needed to be unloaded. Later tractors and machinery were parked inside, but there was still room for a large pile of loose hay at one end, which was our playground. The lower half had stalls for eleven crews and running water from a cistern on the hill. We played there occasionally, but when someone said, “Let’s go to the barn,” we meant the hayloft.

The teams are gone now and the big three-story house has been replaced with a modern ranch style, but we’ll still play in the barn once in a while. As a child, I heard of certain dances that took place at the Merz Barn in the beginning, but we all learned to dance in the Seneca Auditorium. Unfortunately, these public dances have been replaced by a myriad of school-related activities and other entertainment, and many young people today have never learned to dance at all, but times are changing, as the times usually do.

The Merz family brought back the traditional barn dances. Over the past decade, many birthdays, Christmas parties and more have been celebrated here with potlucks and dances. Labor Day weekend was another such occasion. Tracy Merz, who operates the place now, along with her mother, invited the community for a “drought dance.”

It was a birthday celebration for his mother, but also a reminder that our ancestors held firm during difficult times and so did we. We all needed solace, an excuse for a party, and the conclusion to a less than prolific hay season. A chance to breathe deeply and decide how to proceed now, in the midst of ever-changing times. To watch the little ones dance with their parents, the teenagers teaching middle school students the steps and the person whose birthday it is being the belle of the ball.

Once upon a time, Billy built a barn; mainly on faith and determination. The faith in himself and his neighbors, and that he and his family would somehow hang on in a country that is not always easy for its people, and the determination to do what needed to leave a legacy. Faith and determination were his path to success, and we have an obligation to pass it on.

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Cape Cod schools open for 2022/23 school year https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/cape-cod-schools-open-for-2022-23-school-year/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 08:02:13 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/cape-cod-schools-open-for-2022-23-school-year/ Labor Day weekend has always been the unofficial “end” of summer. September is the best month of summer even though the calendar says the season ends on Thursday the 22nd of this year. Now schools and universities start in August and that endless summer feeling has faded. After:Photo shoot: hummingbird season is coming to an […]]]>

Labor Day weekend has always been the unofficial “end” of summer. September is the best month of summer even though the calendar says the season ends on Thursday the 22nd of this year. Now schools and universities start in August and that endless summer feeling has faded.

After:Photo shoot: hummingbird season is coming to an end

I am the product of my upbringing. My parents were both teachers, so as kids our family’s year revolved around the school calendar, which is why two of my favorite homework assignments to cover each year are the first and last day of school. . We weren’t “bus” kids because high school was one block away and elementary school about three.

Third graders Dorothy Rozelle, 8, left, and Gianna Gregory-McConnell, 8, catch up on a summer of adventures on the first day of school for students at Bourne Intermediate School on Tuesday.

My dad left home every day at 7:30 sharp for the five-minute walk to school. We usually took a wider path to make the trek with neighborhood friends. Towards the end of August, the class lists would be taped to the front door of the school. This was important information, including who your teacher would be and especially who else was in your main class. Would that include the girl you had a crush on or maybe the playground bully?

PICTURES:Cape Cod High Schools Return to the Grill

When the Wednesday following Labor Day rolled around, we set off in our new school clothes, usually corduroy pants and a long-sleeved shirt — and new stiff shoes. Painful, yes, and still warm, shorts, a t-shirt and trainers would have been better suited to the weather.

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Bier Brewery will open a bar in Noblesville with a dog park and playground https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/bier-brewery-will-open-a-bar-in-noblesville-with-a-dog-park-and-playground/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:46:49 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/bier-brewery-will-open-a-bar-in-noblesville-with-a-dog-park-and-playground/ Bier Brewery plans to open a family-friendly tavern in Noblesville that includes a dog park, playground and open space. The 6,000 square foot craft brewery will be at 1618 S.10e St., also known as Allisonville Road, south of the city. It should open next summer. This will be Bier Brewery’s third location in the Indianapolis […]]]>

Bier Brewery plans to open a family-friendly tavern in Noblesville that includes a dog park, playground and open space.

The 6,000 square foot craft brewery will be at 1618 S.10e St., also known as Allisonville Road, south of the city. It should open next summer.

This will be Bier Brewery’s third location in the Indianapolis area and it will serve wine, cider, cold brew coffee, wine slush and food, according to a press release from Noblesville. Other company locations are 5133 E. 65th St. in Indianapolis and 13720 N. Meridian St. in Carmel.

Plans for the 4-acre property also include covered outdoor seating, a private room, and outdoor green space with bike access to the Allisonville Road trail. The brewery will host community organizations and local musicians on its outdoor terrace and the space will also be used as a co-working space.

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What’s new on Netflix in September 2022? See the full list here! | Movies, Netflix, Television https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/whats-new-on-netflix-in-september-2022-see-the-full-list-here-movies-netflix-television/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:25:00 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/whats-new-on-netflix-in-september-2022-see-the-full-list-here-movies-netflix-television/ New to Netflix in September 2022 Date to be determinedCyberpunk: Edgerunners – Anime NetflixThe Great British Baking Show: Collection 10 – Netflix SeriesPlan A Plan B – Netflix MovieWho likes my follower? – Netflix Series September 1stClosed – Netflix MovieJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN Episodes 13-24 – Netflix AnimeLiss Pereira: Adulting – Netflix ComedyLove at […]]]>

New to Netflix in September 2022

Date to be determined
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Anime Netflix
The Great British Baking Show: Collection 10 – Netflix Series
Plan A Plan B – Netflix Movie
Who likes my follower? – Netflix Series

September 1st
Closed – Netflix Movie
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN Episodes 13-24 – Netflix Anime
Liss Pereira: Adulting – Netflix Comedy
Love at the Villa – Netflix Film
Off the Hook – Netflix Series
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles: Season 2 – Netflix Family
A Cinderella Story
A clockwork orange
A good old fashioned orgy
The story of a knight
A little princess
american beauty
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers: The International Mystery Man
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Fucked Me
Barbie Mermaid Power
Madison County Bridges
clueless
Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
Dolphin Tale 2
Friday after the next
He’s just not very interested
I Survived a Crime: Season 1
If Beale Street Could Talk
Italian work
John Q
Just friends
Little Nicky
Morphle Halloween Candy Magic Pet
Next Friday
Notebook
resident Evil
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Retribution
Relay
save the last dance
scarface
Snow White and the Hunter
Storytime Book: Accompanied Reading: S1
It’s 40

September 2
Buy My House – Netflix Series
Dated and Related – Netflix Series
Devil in Ohio – Netflix Series
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Fake – Netflix Series
The Troubadours Festival – Netflix Film
Ivy + Bean – Netflix Family
Ivy + Bean: The Ghost Who Had to Disappear – Netflix Family
Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance – Netflix Family
You’re Nothing Special – Netflix Series

September 3
Little Women – Netflix Series

September 5
Call the Midwife: Series 11
Cocomelon: Season 6 – Netflix Family
Once Upon a Small Town – Netflix Series
vampire academy

September 6
Bee and PuppyCat – Netflix Family
Be Smart With Money – Netflix Documentary
Rodrigo Marques: King of Uncouth – Netflix Comedy
Shen Wang: Sweet and Juicy – ​​Netflix Comedy
Untold: Race of the Century – Netflix Documentary

September 7
Chef’s Table: Pizza – Netflix Documentary
Indian Predator: Diary of a Serial Killer – Netflix Documentary

September 8
Trapped – Netflix Series
Diorama – Netflix Movie

September 9
Cobra Kai: Season 5 – Netflix Series
End of the Road – Netflix Movie
Merli. Sapere Aude: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Without Limit – Netflix Movie
Narco-Saints – Netflix Series

September 12
Ada Twist, Scientist: Season 3 – Netflix Family

September 13
Colette
Jo Koy: Live From The Los Angeles Forum – Netflix Comedy
In the Dark: Season 4

September 14
Broad Peak – Netflix Movie
The Catholic School – Netflix Film
El Rey, Vicente Fernández – Netflix Series
The Disappearance of Lørenskog – Netflix Series
Our Mother’s Sins – Netflix Documentary

September 15
Dogs in Space: Season 2 – Netflix Film
Intervention: Season 21
Term – Netflix Documentary

September 16
The Braves – Netflix Series
Revenge – Netflix Movie
Drift Home – Netflix Anime
Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance – Netflix Family
I Used to Be Famous – Netflix Film
Jogi – Netflix Movie
Love Is Blind: After the Altar: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Mirror, Mirror – Netflix Movie
Santo – Netflix Series
Scandal! Knocking Down Wirecard – Netflix Documentary
It is the end
Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall

September 19
Go Dog Go: Season 3 – Netflix Family

September 20
Patton Oswalt: We All Scream – Netflix Comedy

September 21
Designing Miami – Netflix Series
Fortune Seller: A Scam on TV – Netflix Documentary
Iron Chef Mexico – Netflix Series
The Perfumer – Netflix Film
The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist – Netflix Documentary

September 22
The Dream Life of Georgie Stone – Netflix Documentary
Karma’s World: Season 4 – Netflix Series
Snabba Cash: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Thai Cave Rescue – Netflix Series

September 23
A Jazzman’s Blues – Netflix Film
ATHENA – Netflix Movie
Girls from the Bottom – Netflix Series
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Lou – Netflix Movie
Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles – Netflix Family

September 24
Dynasty: Season 5
Fullmetal Alchemist The Final Alchemy – Netflix Movie

September 26
A Journey to Infinity – Netflix Documentary
My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: Chapter 2 – Netflix Family

September 27
Elysium
The Munsters
Nick Kroll: Little Big Boy – Netflix Comedy

September 28
Blonde – Netflix Movie
Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga – Netflix Documentary
Legacy
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 6 – Netflix Series
Too Hot to Handle: Brazil: Season 2 – Netflix Series

September 29
The Empress – Netflix Series

September 30
Anikulapo – Netflix Movie
Entergalactic – Netflix Special
Floor is Lava: Season 3 – Netflix Series
Human Playground – Netflix Series
Ghost Puppies – Netflix Family
Rainbow – Netflix Movie
What we leave behind

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Paul, father of Medal of Honor recipient Jared Monti, has died https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/paul-father-of-medal-of-honor-recipient-jared-monti-has-died/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 08:08:47 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/paul-father-of-medal-of-honor-recipient-jared-monti-has-died/ RAYNHAM — On Veterans Day after the Taliban killed his son, Paul Monti visited Sgt. The grave of 1st Class Jared Monti at Bourne National Cemetery. No flag marked the flat stone of his son, nor those of any other servicemen buried there. National regulations prohibit this. Paul Monti, a longtime earth science teacher at […]]]>

RAYNHAM — On Veterans Day after the Taliban killed his son, Paul Monti visited Sgt. The grave of 1st Class Jared Monti at Bourne National Cemetery.

No flag marked the flat stone of his son, nor those of any other servicemen buried there. National regulations prohibit this.

Paul Monti, a longtime earth science teacher at Stoughton High, didn’t rest until he reversed that policy. It took three years and a lot of help, but he did it.

“He wasn’t going to stop,” his sister, Jean, said on Saturday. “He didn’t do it just for Jared. He did it for all the soldiers.”

Paul Monti died Friday at a Brockton hospice. He was 76 years old.

He will rest alongside his son, family members said. It is due to another Star of gold relative, Denise Anderson of Mansfieldwho had the law changed so that parents could be buried with their adult children in military cemeteries.

Country song inspired by mourning

A widening circle of tributes grows stronger as news of Paul’s death spreads to his students, veterans, active duty service members and their families. It includes songwriter Connie Harrington, who heard a story on NPR about Paul driving Jared’s black 2001 Dodge Ram to feel closer to his son.

Harrington helped channel that grief into “I drive your truck,which won Song of the Year at the Country Music Awards. reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts for Lee Brice in 2013. It’s still an anthem for anyone who has lost someone they love.

A song inspired by a Raynham father's continued use of the truck that belonged to his son, Medal of Honor recipient Jared Monti, won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards, Thursday, November 7, 2013 Army Sgt.  1st Class Jared Monti, 30, was killed on a mountain in Afghanistan in 2006 while trying to save the life of a fellow soldier.  Her father, Paul Monti, of Raynham, still drives the truck in her memory.

Brice posted a tribute to paul to the 2.3 million people who follow his Facebook page.

“Mr. Paul drove Jared’s truck to remember his son and to feel closer to him,” Brice said. “With the windows down, [G]atorade on the floor, dog tags in the rear view mirror, he drove it proudly and unwittingly created a song so many could relate to by sharing his story.”

A hardworking and loving father

Paul Monti’s daughter, Niccole, uses “I Drive Your Truck” as a ringtone.

Reached on Saturday, she described him as a good dad who coached Jared’s football teams and never missed a softball game.

“He’s done so much for his community, and really, so much for the state of Massachusetts,” said Niccole Monti.

Paul Monti talks about his son Sgt.  First Class Jared Monti, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.  LaLiberte Elementary School presented the sixth annual Raynham's Veteran's Day Salute to our American troops on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

How did a high school geology teacher have the courage to take on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the tenacity to keep fighting until he won? Niccole said he learned it in his bones from his immigrant parents. He learned this while delivering newspapers and doing odd jobs growing up. He learned this by working two and sometimes three jobs to supplement his teacher’s salary.

“My father grew up very poor,” she says, “nothing was given to my father.”

Paul comes from a family of 13. He was No. 5, said Jean, who is No. 11.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes posted a memory, saying “Paul left us to join his son Jared in heaven.”

Paul Monti, below, is embraced by Sergeant.  Matt Cusson at the cemetery.  Paul is the father of Jared C. Monti.

The organization works to supporting Gold Star families. This is the name of families who have lost someone during military service.

“Mr. Monti took all of this pain and used that energy to do a lot of good in supporting the Gold Star families, the veterans and Jared’s legacy,” the remembrance said.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes created a fund for the familywho had to deal with large medical bills.

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Red Bull Street Kings announce return to NOLA https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/red-bull-street-kings-announce-return-to-nola/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 02:31:41 +0000 https://greenwoodacrescampground.net/red-bull-street-kings-announce-return-to-nola/ NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The marching band competition that made waves throughout New Orleans in 2010 and 2013 returns to the Big Easy on Saturday, September 24. Red Bull Street Kings is a celebration of brass band traditions, fusing New Orleans’ rich musical heritage with its progressive hip-hop culture. Music Box Village, a whimsical […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The marching band competition that made waves throughout New Orleans in 2010 and 2013 returns to the Big Easy on Saturday, September 24. Red Bull Street Kings is a celebration of brass band traditions, fusing New Orleans’ rich musical heritage with its progressive hip-hop culture. Music Box Village, a whimsical playground for interactive sounds, will set the stage for the long-awaited return of the Red Bull Street Kings as audiences savor classic brass sounds paired with today’s lyricism.

Kings of Brass (KOB), Sporty’s Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band and Young Pinstripe Brass Band will face off in two rounds, with only two groups advancing to the final. The event will be hosted by Downtown Lesli Brown. Each group was chosen by a community-based cultural panel hosted by Nicole Robinson, a leader in the world of music, entertainment and event production.

The bands won’t be the only ones creating sound waves, as the contest judges bring their own flavor and credibility. Mia X is a hip-hop icon who is woven into Second Line marching band and culture. She will be joined by Curren$y, the Underground Rap King and the “Pilot” of the JetLife phenomenon. Christie Jourdain of The Original Pinettes, Associate Arts and Culture Director Alana Harris and Band Manager Chris Herrero will also serve as contest judges. Groups will be graded on stage appearance, material, energy, musicianship and innovation. DJ Kelly Green and Host Downtown Lesli Brown will provide the energy between sets, in addition to guest performances throughout the event.

In the first round, each group will be Second Line in the room, performing a traditional brass song. The second round will pay homage to the rich musical heritage of New Orleans, combined with artists of today in an ultimate collaboration. Each group will bring the sound of a Southern hip-hop artist, including Stone Cold Jizzle, Alfred Banks, $leazy EZ and Treety. The group left standing after three rounds of competition will be crowned the winner and will receive a grand prize.

“This kind of brass collaboration can only happen in New Orleans,” said hip-hop artist Treety. “The culture, people and groups are different here.”

Previous Red Bull Street Kings winners include the Stooges Brass Band in 2010 and the Original Pinettes who were appropriately named the Street Queens in 2013.

“It’s not just new,” said Natasha Harris of The Original Pinettes. “It’s the career, it’s the culture, it’s the family. To let the world see what we do in New Orleans is wonderful.

When: Saturday, September 24

Time: Doors at 2 p.m.

Location: Music Box Village – 4557 N. Rampart St. in New Orleans

Tickets on sale now! https://win.gs/RBStreetKingsAnnounce

All proceeds from ticket sales will support the following New Orleans organizations: Dinerral Shavers Foundation, Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp and Roots of Music

Join the conversation: #RedBullStreetKings @redbullUSA @redbullmusic

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