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  • SAVE THE DATES: Upcoming 2016 Wine Festivals in New Jersey Mark your calendars. We have two very exciting Garden State wine festivals returning this Spring and Summer. After a highly successful inaugural event last year, the annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival will return on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, located at 182 Wells Mill Road. The two-day event ...
  • Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants to go on its 2016 ...
  • Calling All Crafters for Aitkin’s Kris Kringle Kristmas Kraft Market For two Saturdays in December, the 12th and 19th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic Butler Building (301 Minnesota Avenue North, Aitkin, MN), housing one of Aitkin’s most cherished longtime landmarks, the Aitkin Opera House, will host the Kris Kringle Kristmas Kraft Market. The Kraft Market will give those from the local community of ...
  • Sylvia’s Children Gallery Exhibit Opens November 2 at Pollack Gallery, Monmouth University Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Holmdel, NJ, will be featured for six weeks in the Pollak Gallery at Monmouth University. Entitled “Progress” it will be an update to the previous exhibit held in 2010. Experience the village of Mbiriizi in Uganda, Africa. This exhibit tracks the progress of the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School and ...
  • Dina D’Ambrosi Announces Candidacy for Holmdel BOE Dina D’Ambrosi, Holmdel, has announced her plans to run for the upcoming Holmdel Board of Education elections to be held November 3, 2015. Her platform revolves around her slogan which is “Lifelong Holmdel resident dedicated to serving our children and our community”. Dina brings a combination of professional experiences that cover both the ...
  • Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest to be Featured on Four Major Minnesota TV Networks, Sept. 10-11 Sylvia Allen, owner of the historic Aitkin Butler Building and co-founder of Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest (with the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers), will be making the rounds on a number of Minnesota TV news programs this coming week, to share with viewers what they can expect to see at the 2nd Annual Harvest Moon ...
  • Harvest Moon Brew Fest Returns to Aitkin on September 12th With the chance to sample more than 30 beers from an eclectic array of Minnesota breweries, the Harvest Moon Brew Fest returns to Aitkin’s Historic Butler Building on Saturday, September 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Presented by Glacial Lakes Brewers, the festival will offer a diversity of samplings and exhibits from specialty Minnesota craft beers, ...
  • Who Wins When the USA Battles France? The folks who attended the August 20 farm fresh dinner and wine tasting at Via45 had an opportunity to experience the battle. Led by New York Vintners Consulting president and wine expert, Perry Porricelli, 25 people sampled nine wines that were paired with exquisite dishes prepared by Lauren Phillips and Claudette Herring of Via45. ...
  • Sylvia’s Children Receives Hundreds in Grant Funds From Minneapolis-Based Fortune 500 Non-Profit Thrivent Financial Sylvia’s Children, a non-profit launched in 2003 by New Jersey businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, has announced today that it has received grant funds totaling more than $800 from Minneapolis, MN.-based Thrivent Financial. An eligible member of Thrivent Financial’s Choice Dollars program, Sylvia’s Children focuses on supporting and improving the living conditions for ...
  • Henry Schein Donations Expands Sylvia’s Children’s Care to Underserved Children Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for over 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has received a sizable donation of health care products, under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through ...
  • Thrivent Financial Members Designate Dollars to Sylvia’s Children Sylvia’s Children has received $822 in Choice Dollars® grant funds since enrolling in the program. Over the last 5 years, eligible members have recommended that Thrivent Financial distribute more than $225 million in charitable grant funds to more than 25,600 enrolled churches and organizations through Thrivent Choice®. View Thrivent Newsletter
  • Aitkin Farmers’ Market Celebrates 2015 National Farmers Market Week The Aitkin Farmers’ Market, the beloved spot for those from Aitkin and surrounding areas to peruse and pick up the freshest in agricultural finds, and homemade and handmade goodies, will be celebrating National Farmers Market Week, it has been announced. National Farmers Market, which officially runs this year from August 2-8, is held annually to highlight ...
  • Sylvia’s Children Need Medical Personnel HireNurses.com has formed an alliance with Sylvia’s Children to solicit health care professionals for upcoming medical trips thereby allowing Sylvia’s Children to fulfill its mission of providing quality health care to the school, its employees, the family members of the children and the village of Mbiriizi in general. Read Story Visit Sylvia’s Children’s Web Site Email Sylvia ...
  • All Female Musical Group The YoYo Mamas to Perform Concert at Historic Butler Building, Aug. 15th The historic Aitkin Butler Building will present an exclusive concert by The YoYo Mamas, a Minnesota-based, all female musical group, as part of its Farmers’ Market entertainment series on Aug. 15th. Founded nearly 14 years ago, The YoYo Mamas were formed by a group of women who wanted to create a unique musical experience and hone ...
  • Sylvia’s Children Helps Ring In Christmas in July for Over 1,000 Children in Uganda Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit, committed to improving the lives for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, will be helping to bring in the Christmas cheer…in July! Every year around November, volunteers from around the country embark on a trip to the Ugandan village to help bring Christmas joy to the children at the ...
  • Historic Aitkin Opera House Draws Packed Crowd to Lakes Area Music Festival’s 2015 Prelude Series Show 135 people turned out on Sunday, July 12th, to attend a performance as part of the 2015 Prelude Series of the Lakes Area Music Festival at the historic Opera House at the Aitkin Butler Building. Since 2009, the Lakes Area Music Festival has engaged the nation’s best performers and audiences for excellent classical music and inspiring ...
  • Sylvia Speaking at ‘Think Big for your Small Business with APP’ July 8th What are the best practices for getting a new business off the ground? How can you grow your small business’ reach? APP’s Devin Loring will talk to successful Shore area business owners and thought leaders during the next event in our APP Talks live speaker and networking series: “Thinking Big for Your Small Business,” 5:15 p.m. July ...
  • Midge Johnson Presents Spinning Demonstration at Aitkin Farmers’ Market July 4th As part of its weekly entertainment series at the historic Aitkin Butler Building (301 Minnesota Avenue North), the 2015 Farmers’ Market will present a very special live spinning demonstration by living history spinning demonstrator Midge Johnson on July 4. Farmers’ Market Facebook Page   With a collection of five spinning wheels to her name and 20 years of ...
  • Lakes Area Music Festival Returns to Aitkin July 12th On July 12 at 7 pm we will be hosting a free concert at the historic Butler building Opera House. Enjoy music by Mozart, Puccini, Ravel, Copland, and more. Musicians: Kathryn Bennett, violin – Minnesota Orchestra Kayla Moffet, violin – St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Samantha Rodriguez, viola – Rochester Philharmonic Scott Lykins, cello and piano – Lakes Area Music Festival John Taylor Ward, ...
  • Minnesota Roots Duo Ida Grove to Present Exclusive Performance at Historic Butler Building July 18th The historic Aitkin Butler Building will present an intimate concert by Ida Grove, a Minnesota-based roots duo, as part of its Farmers’ Market entertainment series on July 18th. Hailing from Minneapolis by way of Iowa, Ida Grove is a roots duo comprised of married couple Brian Amelang and Maggie Mackaman. Playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo, ...

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