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Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Amy SowderPosted Sep 1, 2017 Episcopalians labor on to help Hurricane Harvey-hit Gulf Coast One week after storm’s first landfall, survivors assess damage, plan recovery Still, some churches are trying to donate material goods. Christ Church in Covington, Louisiana, has given 100 blankets to a shelter Houston. The donation started when a friend texted the Rev. William Miller: “I had to tell 300 people that we were out of blankets. If you could have seen the look in their eyes…”Miller, the church’s rector, writes here about the quest that followed. The Rev. Scott Painter, curate at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Houston and Miller’s friend, found his way to a Costco store that had just reopened and that had blankets. He texted photos of the options and Miller had him buy 100, sending him a check. Painter delivered them to NRG Stadium, where 10,000 people were expected by the end of that day.“In the grand scheme of relief efforts, in a swampy region spread out over a vast territory with 6 million inhabitants, 100 blankets delivered to one shelter probably won’t make much of a difference,” Miller wrote. “But for the 100 people at the shelter who end up with one, it might make some difference. And you and I can each make some difference. Together, we can make a big difference.”Previous ENS coverage of Hurricane Harvey is here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service, as well as a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. September 1, 2017 at 8:07 pm The media is doing its best to keep the rest of the world informed about the many facets of this extraordinary, complex situation, and top among the reports coming out are those from Episcopal News Service. 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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service 2017 Hurricanes, Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jennifer Wickham, who lives in Corpus Christi where her husband is rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, is helping coordinate volunteers at Trinity. “We were overwhelmed at several times today, not only by the generosity of volunteers who came to help, but also by the sheer volume of people bringing truckloads of supplies,” she said in an update late on Aug. 31.The outpouring is wonderful, she wrote, but “it is becoming clear that the storage of donations will quickly become a challenge — not only for us, but also from many of the grassroots organizations working in the community.” The few places in town that are clean and secure are filling with large deliveries of supplies, and some groups have even begun to turn donations away.“But this is not because we have enough items,” wrote Wickham, who is also the development coordinator for Saint Vincent Centre for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “It is simply a reality that there are not enough places to put all of the things we need.”Thus, Wickham suggested that people donate in just one of two ways: labor and money.“I am exhausted, but amazed by the people, resources, and love that keep pouring in,” the Rev. James Derkits, Trinity by the Sea’s rector, said in West Texas’ update.Derkits, his wife, Laura, and their family had to relocate when they discovered after Harvey that the storm destroyed the nearby rectory. They hope to move back to Port Aransas into a friend’s condominium once power is restored, he told Episcopal News Service.Meanwhile, Trinity will have two services on Sept. 3.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockport, Texas, near where Harvey made landfall, sustained minor damage. Photo: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church via FacebookIn nearby Rockport, Texas, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church sustained minor damage. The congregation used its Facebook page to check on its members.St. Peter’s state is unusual. Rockport Mayor Charles Wax estimated that 30 to 40 percent of the town’s houses and businesses were destroyed, and another 30 percent are so damaged that they will need to be demolished.A parishioner of St. James Episcopal Church and School in Alexandria, Louisiana, Babs Leggett is worried about Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, Texas, where she and her husband, Jim Leggett III, attend when vacationing and visiting family. Leggett is on the church’s email list, and she received an email warning people that there would be no Sunday service on Sept. 3.“It’s like a second home to us,” Leggett told Episcopal News Service. Her cousins were away from their Houston home when Harvey hit, and their house sitter had to evacuate to a hotel with their cat. They still don’t know how their home fared, Leggett said. The Leggetts plan to send a check to help the parish recover. “We’re just grieving for what’s happening next door. We went through it with Katrina, and it’s unbelievably challenging.” Episcopal Relief & Development, September 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm This is what TEC should be doing. More of this and less leftward-leaning political activity! Volunteers at Trinity by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, Texas, sort donations on Aug. 31. The church is serving as a staging ground for recovery workers in the town that is near where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Photo: Jennifer Wickham via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The rest of the United States might be headed into the three-day Labor Day weekend with thoughts of picnics and beaches, but Episcopalians along the Harvey-hit Gulf Coast will be working to clean up the damage and begin to put their lives, and the lives of their neighbors, back together.That work comes a week after Harvey developed into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the barrier islands beyond Corpus Christi shortly before 10 p.m. CDT Aug. 25. Harvey then moved over Copano Bay and made landfall again, this time as a Category 3 hurricane.After moving east and submerging the Houston area under nearly 52 inches of rain, a weakened Harvey wobbled back out over the gulf and then returned to land on Aug. 30, hitting again near Cameron, Louisiana.The New York Times reported Sept. 1 that at least 46 deaths were related to, or suspected to be related to, the storm. That number could still rise.The remnants of Harvey, now classified by the National Hurricane Center as Post-Tropical Cyclone Harvey, are moving northeastward across the Ohio Valley and pushing as much as 1 to 6 inches of rain into Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.Harvey’s rainfall totals as of 5 p.m. EDT Sept. 1 are here.“All of the churches in the Diocese of West Texas are standing strong,” said the diocese on whose southern portion Harvey made its first two U.S. landfalls on Aug. 25. “There is damage, which is to be expected after a direct hit from such a large storm. Much of the damage includes fallen and broken trees and limbs, as well as large amounts of debris that were distributed with the 100+ mph winds and the storm surges.”The churches across the diocese are “doing what they are supposed to be doing,” the statement said. “They are responding and issuing calls to action by making numerous hygiene kits and beginning to gather and organize volunteer efforts.”In Port Aransas, Texas, Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church, with its parish hall and church in relatively good shape, has become a gathering point for volunteers before they go out in neighborhoods. Once there, they are helping survivors clean up massive amounts of debris from their properties and ruined items from their homes and businesses.One volunteer, Eddie Roberson, said other folks “are out in droves providing free food and everything imaginable to help all of us working.”“A beautiful ray of hope in a place that desperately needs it,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “God Bless us all!”Roberson said it is hard to navigate through Port Aransas because most of the street signs are missing. “Be prepared, the devastation is unreal. The working conditions beyond the heat zaps your energy fast,” he wrote. “The mildew, humidity and heat from the sun make for a very humbling experience even for the most in-shape individual.”Volunteers need to have good gloves, cool clothing, baby wipes, mosquito spray and a lot of water, Roberson suggested. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA As the barrier island towns near Corpus Christi pick of the pieces, Episcopalians in Houston are helping their neighbors in that waterlogged city.Harvey survivors are finding food, cleaning supplies, underwear and more at Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services, a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. ECHOS helped 104 families on Aug. 31.“Virtually all of them needed cleaning supplies, food, diapers, baby formula and other staples for their homes,” the agency said in an emailed update. “Each of them had a story to tell. … Most who walked in our doors today lost everything. Some had damaged apartments. All have been traumatized. For many, it will take months for life to go back to normal. For others, it will be a new normal.”ECHOS will host what it is calling a Disaster Relief Food Fair on Sept. 2. Ten pallets of water and disaster relief food kits will be available. Bee Busy Wellness Center will have a nurse practitioner onsite to provide health assessments.And, because relief work needs fuel, a local Starbucks delivered donated coffee on Aug. 31 for ECHOS workers and clients. Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ “These days of disaster have also been marked by many occasions of grace,” the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, wrote in a Sept. 1 Facebook post.The most recent example of that grace, he said, was the Rev. Steve Wells, the pastor of South Main Baptist Church, and his congregation delivering shoes to the Beacon. The Beacon is a cathedral ministry that offers homeless people daily services, civil legal aid, counseling and mentoring, and access to housing. The facility still has no power, Thompson said, “but as soon as we are able to reopen, every homeless woman or man who enters the door with waterlogged shoes will be able to receive a new pair. What a phenomenal act of generosity.”Thompson is helping to coordinate the rectors of Houston’s largest Episcopal churches to respond in the recovery effort. He noted on Aug. 31 that “this work is in no way restricted to the Episcopal Church,” citing Wells, along with the Rev. Tommy Williams of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Rabbi Oren Hayon of Temple Emanu El.“I’m humbled and blessed to witness the faith community in action,” he wrote. “For those who say the world would be better off without the church, I say visit Houston.”St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockport, Texas, near where Harvey made landfall, sustained minor damage. Photo: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church via FacebookMany congregations will be taking up special collections on Sept. 3 for the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Individual donations can be made here.The organization, in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is responding to the immediate needs of people in the Greater Houston area, including Galveston. That support will help the diocese provide temporary housing for 50 families, recruit volunteers to help clean out homes and deploy trained, spiritual care teams to reach out to people evacuated to the George R. Brown Convention Center and in other hard-hit areas.Those teams are also distributing gift cards to help with purchasing food, basic supplies and necessities. The organization said its U.S. Disaster Program staff is in regular contact with the affected dioceses in Texas and Louisiana.“Our church partners are providing critical assistance and caring for their neighbors in the aftermath of this devastating storm,” said Robert W. Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “I am deeply grateful to them and to our community of faithful supporters for their compassion and enormous generosity.”At the Diocese of Western Louisiana office, Holly Davis, communications missioner, said she was without power and cell phone service for most of Aug. 30 but was back to work by Sept. 1. So far, she had no reports of flooding at the diocesan churches.Dee Drell, senior warden at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria, which is northeast of Lake Charles and in the center of the state, said his and Leggett’s church will do a special offering for relief efforts Sept. 3.Louisiana’s mega-shelter in Alexandria is filling up with flood victims, Leggett said. More than 1,100 evacuees filled the 2,500 beds by the evening of Aug. 31, according to The Town Talk newspaper. “And now we’re expecting the shelter to overflow with people coming in from Lake Charles,” said Leggett, who’s also a part-time TV news producer.Across the Diocese of Louisiana, Episcopalians are remembering the generosity of the wider church after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and they are responding by collecting supplies and money. The diocese’s Facebook page is filled with such notices.The Rev. Deacon Elaine G. Clements, the Louisiana diocesan disaster coordinator, reiterated the warning, however, to keep it simple and stick to monetary donations for now, unless there is a personal relationship with someone on the ground in the most affected areas.“Two days ago, Houston needed diapers; now they are overflowing with diapers. Distribution and storage is a nightmare. So, money to Episcopal Relief & Development and gift cards [to local churches] are the way to go,” Clements told Episcopal News Service. 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New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Consultative Council Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service — Hong Kong] Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon April 29 painted for the Anglican Consultative Council’s 17th meeting a somewhat dire ecclesiastical and financial picture of the communion.He balanced a warning of “schism” with stories he said showed that “growth within the communion is very exciting.” The latter included “hundreds” of converts in Ethiopia and Algeria, a program of evangelism and spiritual renewal in Melanesia, and an increase in young people joining the Church of England.“Don’t let anybody deceive you that, because of our crisis, the spirit of the Lord is not moving,” he said. “The spirit of the Lord is moving even more because of the crisis. I believe it will move even more if we’re able to get focused on discipleship.”His remarks came during his hour-long amplification of a written report about his work since the ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, in 2016, and his reflections on the state of the communion.Idowu-Fearon told ACC members that the last three years have “opened my eyes to see a major problem within our communion: ignorance.”He said the problem is two-fold, beginning with “deliberate ignorance,” which he said occurs when a bishop or a primate (the episcopal leader of one of the communion’s 40 provinces) “pretends he doesn’t know” what it means to be an Anglican church.“And then there is ignorance as a result of lack of knowledge,” Idowu-Fearon said, adding, “Within a good number of our theological colleges and seminaries, Anglicanism is not even taught. Where it is taught, it is not Anglicanism; it is self-made Anglicanism.” Different provincial contexts mean that “Anglicanism has many faces, but there are basic things,” he said, particularly Anglican ecclesiology, meaning the Anglican understanding of the church, that are universal.Full ENS coverage of the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council is available here.“This is one the major reasons for the crisis we are facing today within this communion,” the secretary-general said.Idowu-Fearon challenged the ACC for its help answering the question, “How do we fight this ignorance that is chewing us up and creating further divisions within the communion?”Some provinces follow Anglican polity in which bishops, clergy and laypeople debate, “but in a good number of our provinces and dioceses, particularly in the global south, there are no debates” or when there are debates, they are not well informed, he said.Asking the pardon of anyone who might be offended, the secretary general said, “You would think we are a Roman [Catholic] church where decisions are taken and passed down.”“How,” Idowu-Fearon asked the ACC members, “do you want us to fight this ignorance?”Earlier in his report, the secretary general had asked for advice on how any archbishop of Canterbury can “enhance his ministry without his becoming a pope.”When the afternoon session began, Idowu-Fearon stepped to the podium to tell the council that he had assured Father Anthony Currer, the Roman Catholic observer at the meeting, that “something I said casually but seriously” was “not meant to derogate the Roman Catholic Church, particularly the position of the pope.” The secretary general said Currer accepted his apology, and Idowu-Fearon asked the same of the ACC.“What I said was serious. We are not a church. We are a communion of 40 provinces – so far,” he said. “Therefore, we do not have a curia and we do not have something similar to a pope. That is what I said. It’s not to say that our polity is better that the Roman Catholic polity.”A warning of schismIdowu-Fearon’s warning about a possible schism in the Anglican Communion came as he discussed GAFCON, or the Global Anglican Future Conference, an organization formed in 2008 when, according to its founders, “moral compromise, doctrinal error and the collapse of biblical witness in parts of the Anglican Communion” had reached a critical level.Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon gave a fiery report April 29 to the Anglican Consultative Council about his work since the ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, in 2014 and his reflections on the state of the communion. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe secretary general told the ACC that “the question is how should we respond to GAFCON.”He said that “the Lord has given me this position to stand and speak truth to power,” and so he would attempt such a response.Idowu-Fearon said he and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcome GAFCON’s commitment to the renewal of the church and will pray for that work.“The difficulty arises when GAFCON involves itself in the structures of the communion in a way that causes confusion and potential division,” Idowu-Fearon said, noting the group’s decision to form ministry networks. The communion has 10 thematic networks that address and profile various issues and areas of interest in the Anglican Communion. GAFCON’s actions are not meant to fill a void in the communion’s work, he said.The secretary general said GAFCON’s 2018 “Letter to the Churches” contains some “regrettable” comments about Welby and the 2020 Lambeth Conference.Idowu-Fearon said he has difficulty with the calls in the letter “for some to be invited to the Lambeth Conference as full participants who are clearly not members of the communion, and for boycott of the Lambeth Conference and other meetings of the instruments” if GAFCON’s requests are not heeded.He said Welby is working with “the members of his team” to find “a way out of this dilemma.” However, he asked for the ACC’s help “to prevent a schism within our communion.”A warning about financesIdowu-Fearon said the Anglican Communion Office’s work is financially constrained. Later in the day, David White, the communion’s chief operating officer, told the ACC that work outlined in a six-year strategic plan the members requested at the last council meeting in 2016 could potentially at least double the office’s current annual spending of £2.0-2.5 million ($2.6-$3.2 million).The secretary general said that “two provinces keep this Anglican Communion Office going [as well as] our ministries within the communion.” He did not say which provinces. His written report said those two provinces contributed 67 percent.Historically the Church of England and The Episcopal Church have been the two largest contributors to what is known as the Inter-Anglican Budget. General Convention has budgeted $1.15 million as its 2019-2021 contribution (line 412 here). The secretary general said in his written report that 94 percent comes from 10 provinces.“There are provinces, that since 2011, have not paid a dime as part of their financial responsibility to the communion,” Idowu-Fearon told the council. He did not name those provinces.The secretary general asked for the ACC’s advice about what to do about provinces that “are able [to pay] but they are being financially irresponsible.”Both Idowu-Fearon and White said the communion office will begin to look at fundraising sources beyond the provinces, such as the Anglican Communion Compass Rose Society and grant-making institutions.“I want to challenge members from provinces that are not being financially responsible. I want to challenge you to speak with your bishops, to speak with your primates on being financially responsible,” Idowu-Fearon said.The ACC is scheduled to hear more about finances on May 4 and consider a new proposal for setting the level of financial commitments from the provinces.After lunch on April 29, the ACC members then spent 20 minutes at their tables discussing Idowu-Fearon’s report. They submitted written summaries of their reactions and advice.Read more about itACC background is here.Ongoing ENS coverage of the ACC is here.The Anglican Communion News Service is also covering the meeting here.Tweeting is happening with #ACC17HK.The bulk of the meeting is taking place at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCraft cocktailsProhibitionThe Conversation Previous articleCelebrate a special Valentine’s Day at the CourthouseNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jeffrey Miller, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Hospitality Management, Colorado State University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State UniversityWith America in the middle of a flourishing craft beer and craft spirits movement, it’s easy to forget that Prohibition was once the law of the land.One hundred years ago, on Jan. 16, 1919, Nebraska became the 36th of the country’s 48 states to ratify the 18th Amendment, reaching the required three-fourths threshold.The law forbid the production of beverages that contained more than one-half of 1 percent alcohol. Breweries, wineries, and distilleries across America were shuttered. Most never reopened.Prohibition may be long dead, but the speakeasies and cocktails it spawned are still with us. Much of the era’s bootleg liquor was stomach-turning. The need to make this bad alcohol drinkable – and to provide buyers a discreet place to consume it – created a phenomenon that lives on in today’s craft cocktail movement and faux speakeasies.For better or worse, Prohibition changed the way Americans drank, and its cultural impact has never really gone away.Bootleggers get creativeDuring Prohibition, the primary source of drinking alcohol was industrial alcohol – the kind used for making ink, perfumes and camp stove fuel. About 3 gallons of faux gin or whiskey could be made from 1 gallon of industrial alcohol.The authors of the Volstead Act, the law enacted to carry out the 18th Amendment, had anticipated this: It required that industrial alcohol be denatured, which means that it’s been adulterated with chemicals that make it unfit to drink.Bootleggers quickly adapted and figured out ways to remove or neutralize these adulterants. The process changed the flavor of the finished product – and not for the better. Poor quality notwithstanding, around one-third of the 150 million gallons of industrial alcohol produced in 1925 was thought to have been diverted to the illegal alcohol trade.The next most common source of alcohol in Prohibition was alcohol cooked up in illegal stills, producing what came to be called moonshine. By the end of Prohibition, the Prohibition Bureau was seizing nearly a quarter-million illegal stills each year.Orange County Sheriff’s deputies dump illegal booze in Santa Ana, Calif. in this 1932 photograph.Orange County Archives, CC BYThe homemade alcohol of this era was harsh. It was almost never barrel-aged and most moonshiners would try to mimic flavors by mixing in some suspect ingredients. They found they could simulate bourbon by adding dead rats or rotten meat to the moonshine and letting it sit for a few days. They made gin by adding juniper oil to raw alcohol, while they mixed in creosote, an antiseptic made from wood tar, to recreate scotch’s smokey flavor.With few alternatives, these dubious versions of familiar spirits were nonetheless in high demand.Bootleggers much preferred to trade in spirits than in beer or wine because a bottle of bootleg gin or whiskey could fetch a far higher price than a bottle of beer or wine.Prior to Prohibition, distilled spirits accounted for less than 40 percent of the alcohol consumed in America. By the end of the “noble experiment” distilled spirits made up more than 75 percent of alcohol sales.Masking the foul flavorsTo make the hard liquor palatable, drinkers and bartenders mixed in various ingredients that were flavored and often sweet.Gin was one of the most popular beverages of the era because it was usually the simplest, cheapest and fastest beverage to produce: Take some alcohol, thin it with water, add glycerin and juniper oil, and voila – gin!For this reason, many of the cocktails created during Prohibition used gin. Popular creations of the era included the Bee’s Knees, a gin-based drink that used honey to fend off funky flavors, and the Last Word, which mixed gin with Chartreuse and maraschino cherry liqueur and is said to have been created at the Detroit Athletic Club in 1922.Rum was another popular Prohibition tipple, with huge amounts smuggled into the country from Caribbean nations via small boats captained by “rum-runners.” The Mary Pickford was a cocktail invented in the 1920s that used rum and red grapefruit juice.The cocktail trend became an important part of home entertaining as well. With beer and wine less available, people hosted dinner parties featuring creative cocktails. Some even dispensed with the dinner part altogether, hosting newly fashionable cocktail parties.Cocktails became synonymous with America the way wine was synonymous with France and Italy.A modern movement is bornBeginning in the late 1980s, enterprising bartenders and restaurateurs sought to recreate the atmosphere of the Prohibition-era speakeasy, with creative cocktails served in dimly lit lounges.The modern craft cocktail movement in America probably dates to the reopening of the legendary Rainbow Room at New York’s Rockefeller Center in 1988. The new bartender, Dale Degroff, created a cocktail list filled with classics from the Prohibition era, along with new recipes based on timeless ingredients and techniques.Around the same time, across town at the Odeon, bar owner Toby Cecchini created “Sex and the City” favorite the Cosmopolitan – a vodka martini with cranberry juice, lime juice and triple sec.David Rockefeller is joined by cigarette girls at the gala to celebrate the reopening of the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center, New York, on Dec. 10, 1987.AP Photo/Susan RaganA movement was born: Bartenders became superstars and cocktail menus expanded with new drinks featuring exotic ingredients, like the Lost in Translation – a take on the Manhattan using Japanese whiskey, craft vermouth and mushroom-flavored sugar syrup – or the Dry Dock, a gin fizz made with cardamom bitters, lavender-scented simple syrup and grapefruit.In 1999, legendary bartender Sasha Petraske opened Milk & Honey as an alternative to noisy bars with poorly made cocktails. Petraske wanted a quiet bar with world-class drinks, where, according to the code for patrons, there would be “no hooting, hollering, shouting, or other loud behavior,” “gentlemen will not introduce themselves to ladies” and “gentlemen will remove their hats.”Petraske insisted on the highest quality liquors and mixers. Even the ice was customized for each cocktail. Many of what are now clichés in the craft cocktail bars – big, hard ice cubes, bartenders with Edwardian facial hair and neckties, rules for entry and service – originated at Milk & Honey.A lot of the early bars that subscribed to the craft cocktail ethos emulated the speakeasies of the Prohibition era. The idea was to make them seem special and exclusive, and some of the new “speakeasies” incorporated gimmicks like requiring customers to enter behind bookcases or through phone booths. They’re meant to be places where customers can come to appreciate the drink – not the band, not the food, not the pickup scene.Luckily, today’s drinker doesn’t have to worry about rotgut liquor: The craft distilling industry provides tasty spirits that can be either enjoyed in cocktails or simply sipped neat. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily “COPY” 115 Norfolk / Grzywinski+PonsSave this projectSave115 Norfolk / Grzywinski+Pons Year: United States Projects Architects: Grzywinski+Pons Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•New York, United States 115 Norfolk / Grzywinski+Pons Photographs: Floto + WarnerText description provided by the architects. 115 Norfolk Street is a 27,000 square foot 24 unit multifamily residence on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Grzywinski+Pons was responsible for all architecture and interior design. We worked within a very constrained budget on the project and were able to produce a condominium product that compared well with competing developments with far higher construction costs.Save this picture!© Floto + WarnerThe adaptation and interpretation of the prevalent typology in many high density european cities of a large inner courtyard in both single and multifamily residences was a fundamental component in our formal approach. While small lots and current New York City Building Code preclude central courtyards, we expounded upon a provision that allows for a narrow outer court wherein it’s depth is limited by it’s width, in an attempt to achieve the effect of a private interstitial outdoor space – a bridge between street and residence. Our court grows both wider and deeper as it rises (the area of the lobby and other common space is not required after the ground floor) which also lends a special quality of both augmented perspective and perceived scale to the void. We wanted to continue the continuity of the street wall, so we spanned the unitized curtain wall across the interior and exterior portions of the facade. The ceramic frit on the glazing provides privacy to the residents and lends a gauzy subtlety to the distinction of solid and void behind it. Variable lighting conditions throughout the day and night alternately celebrate and conceal the semi enclosed court.Save this picture!© Floto + WarnerIn the units themselves we chose to exalt the structure and paired the purposefully rough aggregate with honed marble, bleached oak, granite and warm whites. The bright and generous expanses of frit glass and the warm, elemental palette yield cheerfully refined interiors without painting the residents into a corner with respect to their choice of furnishings. The building’s common spaces in particular were designed to retain their elegance and durability even while conjoining the private to the public to the street.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNatural History Museum Proposal / Kengo Kuma & Associates + Erik Møller Arkitekter +…ArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle / German PavilionArticles Share Houses 2011 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/265790/115-norfolk-grzywinski-pons Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/265790/115-norfolk-grzywinski-pons Clipboard Save this picture!© Floto + Warner+ 15 Share CopyAbout this officeGrzywinski+PonsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousing3D ModellingJersey CityNew YorkUnited StatesPublished on August 28, 2012Cite: “115 Norfolk / Grzywinski+Pons” 28 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Howard Lake | 16 May 2018 | News Tagged with: crowdfunding Northern Ireland Crowdfunding event to be held in N Ireland 196 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 195 total views, 1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is hosting a crowdfunding evening for people interested in hearing more about the issues of suicide, human trafficking and LGBT in Northern Ireland.“Charity Champions in Action” takes place on 17 May 2018 at 6pm in the Belfast Harbour Commissioners. The charities taking will be PIPS, which delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services, Flourish NI which provides support to survivors of human trafficking, and the Rainbow Project, an organisation that works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people.Hosted by Pamela Ballantine, each group will have just 6 minutes each to talk about their work and pitch a project needing support whilst those attending will have an opportunity to meet the groups, ask questions and if they wish, privately pledge donations and support.Speaking about the event, Siofra Healy Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation said: “Charity Champions in Action,” aims to celebrate and encourage generosity to smaller community groups in Northern Ireland. We know that 80% of funding and support available goes to 20% of charities in Northern Ireland and the Foundation’s role is to connect those causes and groups who are doing fabulous work making a huge impact in their communities with the people who care about their issues.”Siofra added: “With Philanthropy Fortnight taking place between 14 -25 May and focusing on local generosity, it is the perfect time to highlight the great work which these charities are doing, and we hope that people will come along on 17 May and be a charity champion in offering their support to these fantastic causes.”There is no charge to attend the event and tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite.Anyone keen to find out more about event can call the Foundation on 02890 245 927 or email [email protected] Advertisement
Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Key Leadership in Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area By USDA Communications – Feb 19, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Gloria Montaño Greene as Deputy Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) and the appointment of Zach Ducheneaux as Administrator of the Farm Service Agency (FSA). They will begin their positions on Monday, Feb. 22.Montaño Greene is a former State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Arizona from 2014-2017, a position she was appointed to by President Obama. With FSA in Arizona, Montaño Greene led implementation of the 2013 Farm Bill programs across the state. Currently, she serves as Deputy Director for Chispa Arizona, a program of the League of Conservation Voters focused on the empowerment of Latino voices in Arizona on issues including energy, public lands, and democracy access. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff to Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona.Ducheneaux is the current Executive Director of the Intertribal Agriculture Council, the largest, longest-standing Native American agriculture organization in the United States; the Council represents all Federally Recognized Tribes and serves 80,000 Native American producers. He has been with the Council since the 1990s in various leadership positions, including as former tribal council representative for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Ducheneaux has spent his career educating people about the critical role of improved food systems, value-added agriculture, and foreign exports to respond to the enduring economic and social challenges facing Native Americans and reservations. Ducheneaux also serves on the board of directors for Project H3LP!, a nonprofit founded by his family to benefit his local community by providing life lessons and therapy through horsemanship. He operates his family’s ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in north central South Dakota with his brothers.“We are honored to have professionals of the caliber of Gloria and Zach join our team. With their leadership of USDA farm and conservation programs, we will create new market opportunities and streams of income for farmers, ranchers and producers that address climate change and environmental challenges, strengthen local and regional food systems, and lead the world in food, fiber and feed production for export. Together, we are committed to equity across the Department, removing barriers to access to all USDA programs, and reassuring all current and future farmers that USDA is here for you,” said Katharine Ferguson, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary. Facebook Twitter USDA Announces Key Leadership in Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area Previous articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 19th, 2021Next articleUSDA’s Outlook for Livestock is More Bullish in 2021 USDA Communications
Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Brother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers Twitter WhatsApp Jason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Molly Martens and her father Thomas have been found guilty of the second degree murder of Limerickman Jason Corbett.This week the Corbett family gathered in prayer as a jury retired to consider whether to convict the two people of the Limerick man’s murder.Heartbroken parents, John and Rita Corbett along with members of their extended family attended mass in Limerick to mark the second anniversary of their son’s death.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Outside St John’s Cathedral, Mrs Corbett (76) said, “It’s been a nightmare… we are hoping for justice”.Both defendants had pleaded not guilty at the court in Lexington, North Carolina, with a claim of self-defence and the defence of another.More to follow in this week’s Limerick Post. NewsGuilty Verdicts in Jason Corbett murder trialBy Cian Reinhardt – August 9, 2017 1020 Email No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSCrimefeaturedJason CorbettMolly martensNews Previous articleFrustrated passengers could set their sights on ShannonNext articleLimerick’s Celia Holman Lee announced as Focus Ireland Ambassador Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list
Twitter Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Twitter Judge pauses Texas’ plan to end Planned Parenthood funding WhatsApp Local NewsState WhatsApp Facebook Facebook AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ longtime effort to end Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood is on hold again after a judge Wednesday blocked the state from moving ahead for now. Planned Parenthood says more than 8,000 low-income residents would lose access to non-abortion health services at its clinics if Texas succeeds. The temporary restraining order issued by state District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble was handed down as the state planned to exclude Planned Parenthood from the program starting this week. A court hearing is now set for later this month. Opponents of legal abortion have long sought to deny federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. A federal appeals court ruled last year that Texas could remove Planned Parenthood from the program. Planned Parenthood now claims the state has not followed the proper procedure to do so. TAGS Previous articleStratasys Introduces Enterprise-Class Multi-Material Polyjet 3D Printer for Engineering PrototypesNext articleStrome, Rangers spoil Ovechkin’s milestone with 4-2 win Digital AIM Web Support