Burlington welcomes Liz Robert’s new bicycle company May 18

first_imgMayor Bob Kiss, CEDO Director Larry Kupferman, Local Motion Director Chapin Spencer, Kelly Devine, Executive Director of the Burlington Business Association and others will officially welcome Liz Robert’s new business, Terry Precision Bicycles, to the Queen City, with a bike tour of the City tomorrow, May 18. The event coincides with Way 2 Go Week, and kicks off with a press conference at 11AM inside the first floor gallery at the JDK Building, 47 Maple Street. At the news conference Mayor Kiss and Kupferman will present Robert with a brand new ‘They Chose Burlington’ poster, one of a series of cobranded images CEDO has developed to acknowledge several exceptional Burlington companies and their commitment to the local economy. The Mayor will also issue an official proclamation declaring a Day of Recognition of Terry Precision Bicycles.Celebratory Ride: At 11:20pm, the Mayor, Robert and others will hit the streets for a casual ride around the Queen City. Event organizers encourage members of the public and the press to join this celebratory ride.“I’m pleased to recognize a significant and welcome edition to Burlington’s business community. Terry’s move to Burlington, is yet another ‘They Chose Burlington’ story,” says Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss. “I appreciate Liz Robert’s decision to come here and the investment in our community this represents.” Burlington Business Association Executive Director Kelly Devine echoes that sentiment. “The Burlington Business Association is happy to welcome Terry Cycles to Burlington. Lets hope more folks follow their lead and ‘Choose Burlington’ this year,” says Devine.Founded in 1985 by mechanical engineer Georgena Terry, the company specialized in bicycles and apparel designed specifically for female cyclists. Robert acquired a majority stake in the company in 2009, and began a push to move the company to Vermont. Burlington is the ideal location for an entrepreneurial company with great brand potential. So many small companies, taking a grassroots and pragmatic approach to business, have leveraged its creative energy, an energy emanating from the fusion of independent, compassionate minds and the powerful visual aesthetic of this place,” says Terry. “People all over pay attention to what goes on in Burlington: this vibrant, quirky urban epicenter of Vermont where so many emotionally charged, socially purposeful, legend brands are born. It makes so much sense to me to tell the genuine story of Terry, the Original Women’s Bicycling Company and grow the Terry brand from here.”“The Burlington area is home to a growing active outdoor industry. It’s no coincidence that the region is often cited as one of the healthiest in the country,” highlights Chapin Spencer. “Attracting businesses that support active outdoor lifestyles is good for our economy and good for our health. Local Motion is thrilled Terry has moved downtown, adjacent to the bike path. Together, we’ll continue to grow Vermont’s bicycling culture.”Networking Lunch & Office Tour: After the ride, lunch will be available in the JDK gallery. Pre-registration for the lunch is required. Register at: www.localmotion.org(link is external). Tours of the Terry offices will also be available.Source: CEDO. 5.17.2010last_img read more


DCTLA adopts K.I.D.S. project

first_imgDCTLA adopts K.I.D.S. project The community service project committee of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (DCTLA) initiated its newest project during the Thanksgiving season this past year. The project, Kindness in Daily Service (K.I.D.S.), joins a growing list of DCTLA programs headed up by the executive director of the project committee, Arthur Garcia, of Esplanade.The K.I.D.S. program adopted the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital to fulfill wishes of cancer-stricken kids in their area, by collecting money and toys for them. A one-time registered nurse at Jackson, Garcia has seen first-hand children and their families dealing with illnesses the children cannot wholly understand.Garcia and the DCTLA do understand, and they want the children to go on enjoying their childhood, rather than “knowing how sick they really are.”Planning on Easter for the next K.I.D.S. endeavor, Garcia said they want to make the project an all year-round service, by continuing similar community involvement throughout the summer, and not just on holidays.“We don’t want to turn into one of those organizations that does a one-time good thing and then disappears, leaving people asking, ‘Hey, whatever happened to those people?,’” said Garcia. “These kids are sick the whole year, not only on holidays.”The DCTLA also involves itself with Habitat for Humanity, a house building project for low-income families, Community Partnership for the Homeless, for which they make financial contributions and serve dinner to unfortunate families, and an under-17 Miami Lakes traveling soccer team, for which Garcia is the assistant coach.The soccer team, which draws scouts from the Olympic Development Committee and recently won its first tournament, has come a long way, from when it started, and kids “were playing with cleats duct-taped on,” Garcia said.“For a lot of these boys, it is their only dream and hope for an education,” said Garcia.Sharing in these dreams, Garcia takes pride in the organization and the many worthwhile projects they have undertaken.“We’ve turned into the adopting organization,” said Garcia, who wouldn’t have it any other way, and invites others to contribute to the cause.“We invite people to get involved,” said Garcia, who also said Bar President Tod Aronovitz’s Dignity in Law campaign has sparked an influx of contributions. “This past year we have met people we honestly didn’t even know were members of the DCTLA.”More information on the DCTLA and its service projects can be found at the organization’s Web site at www.dctla.org, or by contacting Arthur Garcia at (305) 822-0900. DCTLA adopts K.I.D.S. projectcenter_img March 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more


Tribute ot Fallen Statesman and Patriot, Bismarck N. Kuyon

first_imgB – Brilliantly, you stood the test of time and so your life is worth emulating I – Impartially you fought gallantly like sainted Dolokelen Gboveh, Barsee Kparngbai and your father David Kuyon putting people’s interest firstS – Surprisingly, as a grass rooter, you found way in the politics and was speaker of the LegislatureM – Memory of yours will forever remain unforgottenA – Agriculturist, you were and did cling to it until your demise at 75R – Resourcefully, in relentless efforts you made strides settling conflicts during the Liberian civil crisisC – Come what may, you have set the paceK – Kinsmen of yours will forever remember your legacyN. – New transformation, new generation on we goK – Kindly, forgive those who might have hindered your earthly progressU – “United we stand to fight for our common good”, you always saidY – You, the people of Liberia, mostly the youths, please keep the torch of peace burningO – Onward lift your banner high, Bismarck, forward march like a Christian soldierN – Negligence was never your lifestyle but rather patriotismShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


‘GAME OF THRONES’ DIRECTORS SCOUTING DONEGAL FOR FILM LOCATIONS

first_imgSCENES for TV hit ‘Games of Thrones’ could be filmed in Donegal next year, Donegal Daily has learned.Directors from the series – most of which is filmed in the North – have visited a number of locations in the county including sea stacks off the west coast, Glenveagh National Park and parts of Inishowen.The Game of Thrones filming franchise selected the North as one of its three main filming locations for, among other reasons, the beauty of the locations. They set up home in Belfast and almost five years later, Titanic Studios now stand where the previously derelict area where the Titanic was built.With a little set dressing and tweaking, some of the most majestic locations in Northern Ireland become part and parcel of Westeros.Locations in the North include the marble arch caves in Fermanagh, a former quarry in Magheramourne, the Cushenden Caves and Ballintoy Harbour.Downhill Beach in Co Derry has been another location. Tourists flock from all over the world to take a 4-day trip around the locations.Now Donegal could be added to the list.We understand location managers have been impressed with what they have seen so far in the search for new back-drops for the hit TV franchise.Easy access to the county is said to be one of the pulling factors for HBO who make the medieval fantasy.‘GAME OF THRONES’ DIRECTORS SCOUTING DONEGAL FOR FILM LOCATIONS was last modified: June 20th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donega;donegalfilm locationGame Of Throneslast_img read more