Twitter ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt printThis weekend, over 200,000 attendees will make their way to Trinity Park for this year’s Mayfest.Mayfest encourages the use of bicycles. If Mayfest goers decide to ride their bike to the festival, free bike parking is available at all entrances.Patrons may be hesitant to ride their bike with the questionable weather lately in Fort Worth. Twenty years ago the 1995 Mayfest Storm occurred during the festival.The weather affected the area with hail up to 4 inches in diameter. The hailstorm caused more than $2 billion in damage. The storm hit Mayfest at 7:10 p.m. on May 5, 1995.There were over 10,000 people caught in the open with little shelter at the festival. Softball sized hail pelted the ground, resulting in over 400 injuries, according to The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office for the Dallas Fort Worth area.This year the weather is predicted to be sunny in the upper 70s, low 80s according to The Weather Channel.Biking will most likely not be an issue seeing as the weather seems to be sunny and warm.Patrons who do not own a bicycle can pick one up at one of the numerous bicycle stations located around the area. A map of all the stations can be found here.Mayfest is providing free parking at Lagrave Field. From there a free shuttle is offered to the south entrance. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes.Patrons can park at Farrington Field for $10, According to the Mayfest Festival Guide. Farrington Field is located at the corner of University and Crestline. Crestline is just a short walk from the festival and is the closest paid parking available.There will be limited handicap parking in Trinity Park. Security is available to assist patrons to this area.Updates on parking will be available on the Mayfest Facebook and Twitter handles throughout the festival. Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Facebook Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month + posts Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin Previous articleRough Inning Dooms Panthers on Senior NightNext articlePaschal controls own fate heading into Friday finale Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Twitter Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Facebook Joey McReynolds The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation
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Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Guests at Hillsides annual benefit, the Centennial Gala, raised $655,000 for vulnerable children and families living in Los Angeles County, far exceeding the amount raised in previous years. On Saturday night, February 23, a sold-out crowd of more than 600 filled the ballroom of the iconic The Langham Huntington, Pasadena to celebrate the charityâ€™s 100 years of service and to enjoy an evening of spectacular entertainment and fine dining.â€œI canâ€™t thank our supporters enough for making the gala an incredible success,â€ said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. â€œThe funds raised will allow Hillsides to continue to create lasting change in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families. This overwhelming outpouring of generosity is the best birthday present Hillsides could ever receive.â€Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, Rusnak Auto Group Vice President of Public Relations and chair of the event, kicked off the evening by introducing the presenters who awarded Dr. Drew Pinsky of â€œCelebrity Rehabâ€ fame and NBC4 Weatherman Fritz Coleman special â€œHillsides Centennialâ€ awards for all the hard work they do for the charity. Tiffany Company of Pasadena generously donated the hand-cut crystal awards that were also given later in the evening to Emmy award-winning actress Jean Smart, comedian George Lopez, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Marcus Allen, and Paul Rusnak, Chairman/CEO of Rusnak Auto Group.Presenters for the honorees were Colleen Williams, NBC4 anchor, Mike Catherwood, co-host of â€œLoveline,â€ NFL football players Willie Gault and Jason David, Robert C. Smith, CEO of Allied High Tech Company, Actress Kristen Renton, and Arizmendi.â€œHillsides Centennial Gala was truly a magical evening transformed into a winter wonderland with bursts of color everywhere once the new logo was unveiled,â€ said Arizmendi. â€œThe honorees were extraordinary, the entertainers were flawless, the bidders were extremely generous, and the winners were the children and families served by this exceptional organization.â€The evening was action-packed with a live auction filled with unique and exceptional opportunities and items hosted by award-winning comedian and actor, Christopher Rich. The live auction got fast and furious when a bidding war broke out among guests for a signed Elton John band guitar, with band members Davey Johnstone and John Mahon cheering the guests on. Guests also rushed to outbid each other for a Danube Viking River Cruise and a weekend away at The Langham with a Maserati or Bentley from Rusnak Maserati Pasadena and Bentley Pasadena, part of the Rusnak Auto Group, among other items.Selected by Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj, some lucky guests were also winners of the opportunity drawings, which included box seats to the Hollywood Bowl and a weekend getaway at the Omni San Francisco Hotel. And the crowd lifted their paddles for Hillsides during a paddle auction to raise additional funds to help the at-risk families the charity serves.During the evening, guests were treated to an incredible line-up of talented entertainers, including Nina Fetter & The Feds jazz quartet, â€œDancing with the Starsâ€ choreographer Christian Perry and his wife, Annette, violinist Lindsey Stirling, and three-time world champion of magic Jason Latimer, who wowed the audience with his awe-inspiring sleights of hand. Other performers included Jacky Ibarra, who sang the National Anthem, DJ Herick and DJ Lezlee, and recording artists CEEJ and Suzan Brittan Gault. Local talented students included The Polytechnic School dancers, who performed as ballerinas, and along with the Mayfield Senior Dance Conservatory were a flash mob.Guests were treated to a feast by executive chef at the Langham, Denis Depoitre and his staff, which included shrimp cocktail and stone crab claws for appetizers, a â€œtrio of tomato towerâ€ salad with fresh ovaline mozzarella, micro cilantro, and basil, and an entre of horseradish-crusted filet and lemon-thyme poached lobster accompanied by parsnip puree, red potatoes, and a soy bean ragout. Diners also enjoyed sipping Maddalena Chardonnay and San Antonio Heritage Red, donated by the Riboli family of the local San Antonio Winery.Toward the end of the evening, Costa thanked guests, telling them, â€œAs people depend on us to provide unconditional support and access to programs and services that improve their lives, we rely on your unconditional support to help us impact their lives.â€ He gave special thanks to the eventâ€™s major sponsors, which include Paul Rusnak, Rusnak Auto Group, Wells Fargo, Specialty Car Craft, The Walt Disney Company, Susan and Bill Noce, Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers, Marge and Sherm Telleen, THE Magazine, Susan and Bill Noce, Jacob Maarse Florists, San Antonio Winery & Maddalena Restaurant, EFX-Event Special Effects.The evening ending with the unveiling of Hillsidesâ€™ new logo, a colorful pinwheel, representing childhood innocence and the power to turn obstacles into opportunities. Guests were surprised by the confetti bursts in the air as Mayfield Senior School Vocal Conservatory performed a song from Pitch Perfect.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. The Centennial Gala is just one of many exciting centennial events the charity has planned throughout the year.To learn more about upcoming events and about Hillsides, visit www.Hillsides.org. 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The maker of Botox, Allergan Inc. of Irvine, Calif., said Nov 29 that authorities had not been able to confirm that Botox had been administered to the four patients. The company said it was cooperating with federal and state health officials to investigate the cases. Dec 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Four people in Florida and New Jersey who might have been injected with the anti-wrinkle medication Botox are seriously ill with possible botulism, according to news services. Allergan also said only two vials of Botox were shipped to Advanced Integrated Medical Center this year and only one was shipped in the past 6 months. The company reported it had reviewed all manufacturing and quality-assurance processes related to the vials and found no problems. Also, the firm said it had received no reports of adverse events related to the manufacturing lots from which the vials came. The two patients in New Jersey were still connected to ventilators but were conscious and communicating through gestures, the newspaper, citing relatives of the patients, reported today. The stories identified the patients as Bach McComb and Alma “AJ” Hall, both employees at Advanced Integrated Medical Systems. They were hospitalized at Bayonne (N.J.) Medical Center. The newspaper described McComb as a physician whose license was suspended by Florida health officials in 2003 after he was charged with trafficking in addictive pain medications. See also: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale said all four patients were on mechanical ventilators. Today the newspaper reported that the two patients in Florida, whom it identified as Eric S. Kaplan and his wife, Bonnie, were in serious but stable condition. Authorities have not confirmed that any of the patients had botulism. A Nov 30 report in the Sun-Sentinel said doctors at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center were treating the two cases there as botulism. The Florida Department of Health (FDH) said it was expecting laboratory tests to clarify the diagnoses later this week, according to the story. Calls to the FDH for more information were not returned in time for this story. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services issued a short statement Nov 29 saying that botulinum toxin poisoning had not been confirmed in the two patients. The statement said Florida health officials were taking the lead in investigating the cases and that New Jersey was cooperating with Florida and the CDC. The Associated Press (AP) reported that a man and woman in their 50s were in critical condition at Palm Beach Gardens (Florida) Medical Center on Nov 28. Dr. Charles Schallop, a neurologist who treated the couple, said they had gone to a Fort Lauderdale clinic called Advanced Integrated Medical Center Nov 24 for Botox injections, according to the AP report. Nov 30 Allergan news releasehttp://agn.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=149490 Two other people were being treated at a hospital in New Jersey for possible botulism, the AP report said. Schallop said the Florida couple reported that the New Jersey patients were at the Florida clinic the same day they were there. Schallop said he suspected all four patients might have fallen ill because of contaminated doses of Botox or some other drug. Botox contains minute amounts of botulinum toxin, which causes muscle paralysis and is the most lethal known substance. The toxin, derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is one of the six biological agents considered most likely to be used by terrorists. Botulism is usually associated with contaminated food, particularly improperly home-canned food. Botox is used to smooth facial wrinkles and to treat certain muscle disorders. The Sun-Sentinel reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was investigating exactly what the four patients were injected with and who administered the injections. The newspaper quoted investigators as saying they were considering the possibility that patients were injected with foreign-made imitations of Botox and Myoblock, another anti-wrinkle drug that contains botulinum toxin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was helping with the FDH investigation by conducting lab tests, CDC spokeswoman Christine Pearson told CIDRAP News yesterday. CIDRAP overview of botulism