Dog Day in the Garden 2016

The Inaugural Dog Day in the Garden, benefiting the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society!

Dog Day in the Garden features many activities to ensure that you, your family and dog have a belly scratchin’ good time! New scents and experiences will excite on the “Tails on the Trails Walk,” and throughout the day. FAPS will also provide a low-cost microchip clinic* making it easier for your dog to find its way home, if ever lost. Think your pup has what it takes to be crowned Dog of the Garden? Enter the King and Queen of the Garden Pageant, which will sniff out the best and cutest of the canine contestants. A featured movie will conclude the tail wagin’ good day in the Garden!

Schedule of Events

1 PM – 3PM: Registration for Dog of the Garden Pageant at the Amphitheatre
2PM: Tails on the Trails Walk – meet at the River Trail
1 PM – 6PM: Micro-chipping by Ambassador Animal Hospital Spa in the Orangery; $25 per animal
1 PM – 6PM: Nail clipping by Great Paws Spa in the Orangery
1 PM-6PM: Puppy Photo Booth Portraits by Jenifer Fennel in Orangery
1 PM-6PM: Canine Good Citizenship Testing by River Ren in Orangery
1 PM-6PM: Caricatures in Orangery; by donation
3:15 PM: Demonstrations by River Run
4 PM – 6 PM: Dog of the Garden Pageant at the Amphitheatre
6:30 PM: Demonstrations by River Run
6:30 PM- Demonstrations by Cumberland Country K9 Unit
8 PM – 10 PM: Zootopia, featured movie at the Amphitheatre and sponsored by Riverbark Veterinary Hospital and Retreat.

Pageant Info

Want to strut your mutt in the King and Queen of the Garden Pageant? Every dog will receive prize and a King and Queen of the Garden will be crowned, so bring those tricks, wear something fancy and strut your mutt!
Registration from 1 PM – 3 PM
Pageant begins at 4 PM.
Price: $10 per dog.

Movie

Zootopia, the featured movie is a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Sponsored by Riverbark Veterinary Hospital and Retreat, and shown at the Amphitheatre, the movie will conclude this exciting day of fun.

Food Trucks More

Food trucks will be on site selling food, refreshments and beverages as you experience an action packed day of demonstrations and fun with your doggie! Stop by Authentique Cafe or Melted Scoop or Sandwich Mikes or Suga Mamma’s Confections – they’ll be serving something for everyone including vegan selections and “Bone-Appetite” goodies.

Date: July 30, 2016

Time: 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Cost:
Admission Free for Garden members
General Admission: $10
Military (with ID): $9
Adults 65 Older: $9
Children ages 6-12: $5
Under age 5: Free

Location:
Cape Fear Botanical Garden,
536 North Eastern Boulevard,
Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/news/dog-day-in-the-garden-2016-26693544

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Jul 30,2016: Dog Day in the Garden

The Inaugural Dog Day in the Garden, benefiting the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society!

Dog Day in the Garden features many activities to ensure that you, your family and dog have a belly scratchin’ good time! New scents and experiences will excite on the “Tails on the Trails Walk,” and throughout the day. FAPS will also provide a low-cost microchip clinic* making it easier for your dog to find its way home, if ever lost. Think your pup has what it takes to be crowned Dog of the Garden? Enter the King and Queen of the Garden Pageant, which will sniff out the best and cutest of the canine contestants. A featured movie will conclude the tail wagin’ good day in the Garden!

Schedule of Events

1 PM – 3PM: Registration for Dog of the Garden Pageant at the Amphitheatre
2PM: Tails on the Trails Walk – meet at the River Trail
1 PM – 6PM: Micro-chipping by Ambassador Animal Hospital Spa in the Orangery; $25 per animal
1 PM – 6PM: Nail clipping by Great Paws Spa in the Orangery
1 PM-6PM: Puppy Photo Booth Portraits by Jenifer Fennel in Orangery
1 PM-6PM: Canine Good Citizenship Testing by River Ren in Orangery
1 PM-6PM: Caricatures in Orangery; by donation
3:15 PM: Demonstrations by River Run
4 PM – 6 PM: Dog of the Garden Pageant at the Amphitheatre
6:30 PM: Demonstrations by River Run
6:30 PM- Demonstrations by Cumberland Country K9 Unit
8 PM – 10 PM: Zootopia, featured movie at the Amphitheatre and sponsored by Riverbark Veterinary Hospital and Retreat.

Pageant Info

Want to strut your mutt in the King and Queen of the Garden Pageant? Every dog will receive prize and a King and Queen of the Garden will be crowned, so bring those tricks, wear something fancy and strut your mutt!
Registration from 1 PM – 3 PM
Pageant begins at 4 PM.
Price: $10 per dog.

Movie

Zootopia, the featured movie is a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Sponsored by Riverbark Veterinary Hospital and Retreat, and shown at the Amphitheatre, the movie will conclude this exciting day of fun.

Food Trucks More

Food trucks will be on site selling food, refreshments and beverages as you experience an action packed day of demonstrations and fun with your doggie! Stop by Authentique Cafe or Melted Scoop or Sandwich Mikes or Suga Mamma’s Confections – they’ll be serving something for everyone including vegan selections and “Bone-Appetite” goodies.

Cost:
Admission Free for Garden members
General Admission: $10
Military (with ID): $9
Adults 65 Older: $9
Children ages 6-12: $5
Under age 5: Free

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/dog-day-in-the-garden-2016-07-30

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AmericanTown’s Heroes: Brighter Bites Serves the Community with Fresh Produce

While it might be hard to keep up with the latest health advice, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet could be a step in the right direction. The latest food charts from My Plate encourage a larger mix of fruits, veggies and grains, alongside a protein. This good news can present a challenge because it isn’t always easy to find fresh fruits and vegetables and they can be more pricey, which is why you need to be a savvy shopper, grow your own and take advantage of all the help you can get.

One organization trying to help families add more fruits and vegetables to their diet is called Brighter Bites and they are a nonprofit that supplies fresh produce to families.  

Read more Brighter Bites Serves the Community with Fresh Produce.

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/tx/houston/news/americantowns-heroes-brighter-bites-serves-the-community-with-fresh-produce-26642000

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Sep 09,2016: Cumberland County Fair

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Earth Talk: Lead Poisoning in U.S. Cities

Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of its water system. Has anyone looked at where else this could be a problem?  — J.K. 

A new analysis of data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that 18 million Americans live in communities where water systems contain unsafe levels of lead. In “What’s In Your Water: Flint Beyond,” NRDC reports that 5,300 different water systems across the country either shirked responsibilities to treat their water supplies to reduce lead levels, failed to monitor water supplies for lead, or neglected to report unsafe lead levels to the public or regulators. “These violations were recorded because the systems were not doing everything that they are required to do to protect the public from lead issues,” added NRDC.

 

“Imagine a cop sitting, watching people run stop signs, and speed at 90 miles per hour in small communities and still doing absolutely nothing about it—knowing the people who are violating the law…” said Erik Olson, NRDC’s health program director. “That’s unfortunately what we have now.”

 

Even more surprising to NRDC is the fact that Flint didn’t even show up as having violations for lead in the EPA’s database, illustrating “the serious problem of underreporting and gaming of the system by some water supplies to avoid finding lead problems, suggesting that our lead crisis could be even bigger.”

 

Of course, Flint is far from the only metropolitan area with contaminated water supplies. Researchers believe thousands of water supplies across the country have been “gaming” the system for decades, with the EPA turning a blind eye to the situation.

 

“Cheating became something you didn’t even hide,” Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech researcher credited with exposing water supply management issues in Washington DC and later Flint, recently told CNN. Some of the most common “bad practices” by water supply managers include testing only homes that are unlikely to have high levels of lead, asking residents to “pre-flush” their taps, and taking water samples slowly to reduce lead levels.

 

For its part, the EPA says that individual states are responsible for the majority of drinking water enforcement actions and should continue to be “the first line of oversight” of drinking water systems. The agency adds that “many of the drinking water systems that NRDC cites in its analysis are already working to resolve past violations and return to compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.”

 

So what’s to be done? According to NRDC, fixing Flint—with both emergency relief and long-term infrastructure and systemic improvements—should be priority #1. Beyond Flint, NRDC says that the EPA should be taking a hard look at the rest of the country’s water infrastructure, removing lead service lines and fixing other water problems, especially in underserved communities.

 

To find out if your community is affected, check out NRDC’s interactive map showing which communities’ water systems were in violation of the EPA’s “lead action level” of 15 parts per billion (ppb) and which have failed to monitor or report on lead levels.

 

CONTACTS: NRDC’s “What’s In Your Water: Flint Beyond,” www.nrdc.org/resources/whats-your-water-flint-and-beyond; EPA, www.epa.gov.

 

 

 

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Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/ct/weston/news/earth-talk-lead-poisoning-in-us-cities-26632738

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Aug 09,2016: August Lupus Foundation Support Group– Cumberland County

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

6:00 – 7:30PM

 

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at info@lupusnc.org or at 704-716-5640, ext. 1. 

 This group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion.

 Additional LFANC educational event taking place in August:

The teleconference is a call-in educational program that can be done from anywhere throughout North Carolina.

 

TELECONFERENCE

 

Lupus the Bones: Diagnosing Treating Osteoporosis

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Presenter: Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Description: Women with lupus are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are nearly five times more likely to experience a fracture. Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments available including calcium, vitamin D and FDA approved medications.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

by Wednesday, August 24th

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Aug 29,2016: gray area

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Aug 12,2016: Of Tyrants

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AmericanTown’s Heroes: John Cena is a World Champion Hero for Sick Kids

John Cena was already a hero. In fact, he usually plays a hero on the big screen. He is also a hero for the work he does for the Make A Wish Foundation.

Cena is credited with giving more of his time to grant wishes than any other celeb. At last count it was more than 500! That’s how many times he has made himself available to a child whose wish it was to meet him. Some love his strength and some love his never-give-up attitude, which gives them strength.

Cena is best known as a world champion professional wrestler. He has grown a steady following over the years for his performances in the ring and also has a huge following on social media. He has more than 8 million followers on Twitter and 4.3 million followers on Instagram where he posts “images without explanation, for your interpretation.” Don’t worry; It’s all G-rated, because he knows kids look up to him and he usually shares motivational messages about hard work and gratitude. Cena is a big guy with a big heart who takes time to makes kids smile.

The Make A Wish Foundation is driven by a belief that granting wishes helps make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. People like John Cena make that happen.

Do you know someone who helps make life better for children in your community? Nominate them for next week’s AmericanTown’s Heroes.

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/ma/newbury/news/americantowns-heroes-john-cena-is-a-world-champion-hero-for-sick-kids-26578318

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Aug 09,2016: Firestarter

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