Articles by AngelaChampion

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Disaster relief in Southern Indiana – Where to help and how to get help

I won’t pontificate about the many reactions we are all having on a very personal level to the aftermath of Friday’s devestating storms that demolished the communities of Marysville and Henryville in our own regional community. But, here is how to help and where help can be found. Please know this is a long term clean up and recovery effort. It will change and evolve with the need and resources available to government, nonprofit and faith groups that are all mobilizing in various ways. What everyone can do – spread the word for NO CLOTHES ARE NEEDED AT THIS TIME….


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Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum a Hometown Hero….well, duh

According to the wisdom and knowledge of FaceBook, Coach Denny Crum will be the newest  notable to have a Hometown Hero mural.  Mayor Fischer will be there for ribbon cutting ceremony for DENNY’S LOUISVILLE Mural this Sunday, Feb. 26, 12:30 pm. The mural will be put up on the west-facing wall of The Marriott Courtyard Hotel across Main Street from the KFC YUM Center, adjacent to the courtyard of the LG&E Building.  There is a 2 pm tipoff at YUM for U of L and Pittsburg. Coach Crum will arrive at the mural site at 12:30, at which time Mayor Fischer will cut…


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Shop for a Cause

Today is the kickoff for 3rd Annual ID+A Holiday Auction, benefiting Metro United Way.  You can see and bid on the baskets by clicking the link in the information below.  Bidding will run from December 12 until 12:00 p.m. EST on December 16, 2011. The 3rd Annual ID+A Holiday Auction includes 7 gift baskets valued at over $150 each.  The themes are: UofK Tailgating, UofL Tailgating (do we sense a competition?), Holiday Tablescape, The “Touch” of the Holidays, Holiday Survival Kit, Holiday for the Hungry (donated to a Metro United Way family), and Christmas in the Commonwealth.  Bids are placed…


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This day in Louisville history…94 years ago!

I know we’ve all heard the quote by Margaret Mead ~ and I cringe to use because of its overuse… Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. As volunteers and staff with Metro United Way work almost around the clock during this time of year on the largest charitable campaign in our region, it’s nice to stop and reflect on our beginnings.  Metro United Way began in 1917 as the Louisville Federation of Social Agencies, the first its kind below the Mason-Dixon line. Brothers…


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Bell Awards and Give a Day

Last week I had the pleasure of honoring a friend, mentor and co-worker, Mary Sullivan, at the WLKY Bell Awards. She was one of 10 chosen for her service and dedication to this community by The Spirit of Louisville Foundation. Tune in to WLKY tomorrow,  October 15,  from 9 to 10 p.m. to see the full presentation on all the winners. Each one chosen is unique in his or her service, but all have done great things for a great many people (and animals, too!) over many years. More than one of us wiped a tear as we heard about World War II…


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Fun and fitness for a cause

Got plans tonight? Here are two ways to get out and have fun and support Susan G Komen and Kosair Charities: Tonight is the launch party for the 2011 Pink Lounge starting at 6 at the Dressing Room, 2836 Frankfort Avenue. Event tickets will be sold at a special discounted price for this evening only. Purchase your lounge tickets & also receive 25% off any item of your choice at Dressing Room Boutique! The Pink Tie Lounge benefits Susan G Komen for the Cure. The signature cocktail of the Pink Lounge will be served, known as the ‘Fleur de Pink’! Not sure…


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Two ways to step up for Louisville

I know better than most that there are a ton of walk-a-thons and other charitable benefits in this town – but think about coming out for these two, both at Iroquois Park. First up is the Louisville Public Media Rock ‘n’ Stroll this Saturday starting at 5:00. The best part is that you will be supporting a huge part of the fabric of our community, public radio stations WFPK, WFPL and WUOL, but you will also for just $25 get treated to a concert at the amphitheater with Ben Sollee and David Mead. Next, be sure to join me in…


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Floyds Fork Fun

Definitely a way to possibly stay cool this weekend – the 20th Annual Floyds Fork Clean Up. Apparently they will be cleaning up Floyd’s Fork by canoe this Saturday, June 4 starting at 9 am at Floyds Fork Park. I hear everything is free – including Breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided & Picnic Lunch. Some canoes will be provided free to use with life jackets and paddles by calling 267-6883 or emailing Teena Halbig teenahal@aol.com – make a reservation now. If you have your own canoe or kayak, bring it. But let’m know so they can have some food and drinks for everyone. I hear lots…


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Some Notes for your Social Calendar

My head is spinning for all the exciting events and fun in the next few weeks! But, clearly our titles as River City and Derby City are dueling it out. Which will win? As Cindy shared, Waterfront Wednesday is now the Come Hell or High Water event at Headliners and now I have read that Dog Day at the Park has been postponed due to the weather. Fear not, for I have many things for you to consider in the coming days……… Thursday: The UK Alumni Association is hosting its Red White and Blue Wine Tasting Junior League of Louisville…


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The Heat is On

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from the Community Foundation of Louisville and Metro United Way today announced 27 grants totaling $250,000 to area nonprofit organizations that help create a college-going culture in the Louisville community. This funding is in response to the vision created by 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership that is working to increase the number of people in our community with college degrees by 55,000 by the year 2020.  Over 140 requests for funding were received. Grants were awarded for programs that address five key “tipping points” that are predictors of students’ future success in their educational journey:…