first_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Uncategorized Planet Fitness Flexes to Fight Bullying and Encourages Everyone to Spread Kindness Join Planet Fitness from Nov. 9 through Nov. 16 for only $10 down, and 100% of enrollment fees nationwide will be donated to the brand’s Judgement Free Generation™ Partners – Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 14, 2016 | 12:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Mario Lopez, EXTRA host, a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador, helps Planet Fitness bring its judgement free philosophy into a deserving community, by unveiling a brand new “Mini Judgement Free Zone” gym within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena as part of the brand’s Judgement Free Generation initiative aimed at spreading kindness and ending bullying on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena. Since the introduction of The Judgement Free Generation, anti-bullying tools and resources created by STOMP Out Bullying have been made available to the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and trainings have been held for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff to create positive, judgement free environments that will help kids thrive. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)Planet Fitness unveils a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena. The new mini Judgement Free Zone in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Company’s staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. This is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees’ plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)As a company committed to eliminating judgement and intimidation while promoting kindness and acceptance, Planet Fitness is launching a special promotion to continue its fight against bullying – the #1 concern for parents today*.From November 9 through November 16, Planet Fitness is inviting everyone to join for only a $10 enrollment fee for both the $10 and $19.99 monthly memberships, and the company and its franchisees will donate 100% of the enrollment fees to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ to benefit its philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation™. Each $10 donation will support The Judgement Free Generation’s mission of combatting the judgement and bullying faced by teens through funding programming, training and resources.Planet Fitness has been a proud champion of encouraging people to be “judgement free,” inviting members to come work out as they are, without fear of being criticized or judged. With more than 1,200 locations nationwide, each location’s walls provide inspirational messages of encouragement such as “You Belong” and “No Critics.”Planet Fitness launched The Judgement Free Generation™ in March 2016 with an initial $1.3M commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ to fund pro-kindness and anti-bullying programs nationwide. Since the program’s introduction, anti-bullying tools and resources created by STOMP Out Bullying™ have been made available to the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and trainings have been held for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff to create positive, judgement free environments that will help kids thrive.According to Chris Rondeau, Planet Fitness’ Chief Executive Officer, “Making people feel accepted and respected is something we have always proudly stood behind. With 1 in 4 kids reporting being bullied today** we are truly approaching an epidemic, which is why we have joined this movement to take a stand against bullying and focus on promoting kindness and inclusion. Through the collective work with our two non-profit partners Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™, we have the opportunity to positively impact so many of our nation’s kids and teens, and this eight-day national sale is just one of the many ways we’re going to continue our support for this cause.”Additionally, to bring its judgement free philosophy into another deserving community, Planet Fitness along with EXTRA host Mario Lopez will unveil a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, CA. Mario Lopez, who is a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and STOMP Out Bullying™ Global Ambassador, helped Planet Fitness finish the renovation and reveal the new fitness facility to the Boys & Girls Club kids and teens.The new mini Judgement Free Zone® in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Company’s staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. The first mini fitness facility was built in the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH in September, and is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees’ plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country.“Our young people face many barriers to leading a life of positive health and wellness, including social challenges like bullying,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Our partnership with Planet Fitness, and the creation of Judgement Free Zones in select Clubs around the country provide critical resources, putting our kids and teens on the path to a great future.”Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying™ said, “We are deeply grateful to Planet Fitness for their generosity and for their commitment to sharing our vision of kindness, empathy and no judgment. It is my hope that other companies will follow suit, thereby creating a world of kindness for all youths.”To watch Mario Lopez unveil the new mini Judgement Free Zone at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, tune in to EXTRA on Thursday, November 10. Check local listings.About Planet FitnessFounded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2016, Planet Fitness had more than 8.6 million members and more than 1,200 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women. http://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/pasadena-md-1132About Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaFor more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.About STOMP Out Bullying™STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Learn more at www.STOMPOutBullying.org, Facebook and Twitter. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img Related Shows Half Time View Commentscenter_img Tony winner Lillias White, Tony nominee André De Shields, Emmy nominee Stefanie Powers and more will star in the Broadway-bound musical Gotta Dance. Performances will begin at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre on December 13 and run through January 10, 2016. No word yet on Broadway dates or venue. The new musical features a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, with additional music by Marvin Hamlisch. Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will direct and co-choreograph along with Nick Kenkel.White won a Tony Award for The Life and received a nomination for her latest Broadway stint in Fela!. She has also appeared in Chicago, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Dreamgirls. De Shields received Tony nominations for his performances in Play On! and The Full Monty. His additional credits include André De Shield’s Haarlem Nocturne, Impressionism and The Wiz. Powers, who will be making her Broadway debut, earned two Emmy nominations for her performance as Jennifer Hart in Hart to Hart. She recently appeared in the Royal Albert Hall concert production of Follies.The cast will also include Haven Burton (Kinky Boots), Lori Tan Chinn (M. Butterfly), Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Everybody Loves Raymond) and Nancy Ticotin (Damn Yankees). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.Gotta Dance tells the true story of a group of professional dancers, who, in 2007, were tasked with getting a basketball team’s senior citizen dance troupe performance-ready for their center court hip-hop debut. Through an unlikely art form and some hot moves, generation gaps are crossed and friendships are formed.The production will reunite the creative team from Kinky Boots: scenic design by David Rockwell, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Peter Hylenski.last_img read more

first_imgMixed nut samplers, chocolate covered nuts, praline pecans and a variety of nutty baked goods are commonly given as gifts during the holidays. For some, the perfect gift might be a nut-producing tree — a gift that keeps on giving. Fall and winter are the best time to plant and establish new trees, but there are only a few nut-bearing tree options recommended for planting in Georgia. Pecans are recommended for home planting in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions, but are not recommended for the north Georgia mountains. Some pecan cultivars are not good choices for backyard orchards because of their susceptibility to insect pests and diseases such as pecan scab. Fortunately, there are scab-resistant cultivars that can produce high-quality pecan kernels. Commonly found cultivars currently recommended for yard-tree plantings include ‘Elliott,’ ‘Excel,’ ‘Gloria Grande’ and ‘Sumner.’‘Elliot’ pecans are susceptible to late-spring freezes and should not be planted in north Georgia. Landscape and home orchard trees should be spaced at least 60 feet apart so that they will not crowd each other as they reach maturity.Native to Georgia and the eastern U.S., black walnut trees are massive. Some grow up to 98 feet tall and more than 7 feet in diameter. Black walnut roots contain juglone, which inhibits growth of some plants beneath the tree. This is why black walnut trees should not be planted near vegetable gardens. black walnut trees grow best in open, sunny locations with moist, well-drained soil. Its native habitat is along stream banks. Of the many varieties available, ‘Thomas’ is one of the best for nut production.Carpathian walnut, also known as English walnut, is not recommended for Georgia. English walnuts are quite susceptible to springtime frost injury. Temperatures below 12 degrees Fahrenheit will kill some varieties, and temperatures above 100 F will cause sunburn on limbs and shrivel kernels.The almond is a close relative of the peach. The tree’s white blooms are similar to those of the peach, but the seed is the edible part of the almond fruit. Climate requirements are quite specific for almonds, and commercial production is limited to areas with dry summers, such as Sacramento, California. The outer flesh of the almond must have dry weather to dry and split open properly. Rain and high humidity during the growing season in Georgia cause nut rot and inhibit nut opening. For Georgia, the best home orchard variety is the ‘Halls Hardy’ almond. The ornamental value of almond tree flowers is a great addition to landscapes, but don’t expect to harvest many nuts. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire is a popular line from a traditional holiday tune. Unfortunately, the American chestnut was wiped out in the 1920s by a lethal fungal disease known as “chestnut blight.” Since 1983, the American Chestnut Foundation has been working to breed disease-resistant trees that someday may be reintroduced to forests. The blight resistance of the Chinese chestnut was recognized in the early 1900s, and most plantings since then have been of the Chinese variety.  The varieties of Chinese chestnuts recommended for home planting are ‘Crane,’ ‘Nanking’ and ‘Meiling.’For more information about growing nut trees, refer to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publications “Pecan Trees for the Home or Backyard Orchard” and “Minor Fruits and Nuts in Georgia” online at extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

first_img “I was in a good position and did not quite have it all yesterday and that really cost me. “You have to be right on your game for 72 holes here, I played a five-hole stretch in five over and that was really it. I played nicely again today, if I just limit the mistakes from yesterday I am right there. “It’s frustrating. Sometimes you hit a good shot and all of a sudden it’s off the green; it is what it is and you have to embrace it. It’s Augusta and you’re going to get some good bounces, you’re going to get some bad. It will all even out in the end. “My misses have been wide and that’s the thing that I need to sort out. A perfect example is the 11th yesterday. Instead of just missing it in the right rough you miss it 20 yards in the trees and you don’t have any shot. “And then all of a sudden you chip it out and then you put your third in the water and it’s tough.” As for his preparation, McIlroy added: “This is the first year I have not come here beforehand and I quite like that because you can over think it. “If you’re here for three or four days in advance it almost gets too much. It was nice to play the week before (in Texas) and not come and have a round, because apart a slight change on the 14th green, it hasn’t really changed. And the course is so different from Wednesday night to Thursday morning anyway that it almost isn’t worth it.” The 23-year-old Northern Irishman carded a closing 69 at Augusta, 10 shots better than his third round, to finish the week two over par, meaning he has yet to finish better than 15th in five attempts. “I know I’ve played good enough golf here to win, it’s just a matter of stringing it all together,” McIlroy said. Frustration was the overriding emotion for Rory McIlroy as his bid for a first Masters title ended just as the leaders teed off in their final round.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more