Pike CAC to hold annual golf tourney

first_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike CAC to hold annual golf tourney Sponsored Content Published 8:16 pm Thursday, July 15, 2010 You Might Like City makes plans for resurfacing project In a pre-construction meeting Thursday, city planners discussed plans for upcoming road improvements. “We just tried to knock down all… read more Print Article By The Penny Hoarder “These fundraisers are vital to the operation of the CAC because we are a non-profit organization,” Watson said. “We depend on these fundraisers and donations to do all that we do to help children and families in crisis situations.”The CAC opened in 2005 and has served 1,100 children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk and others with emotional needs.“Without the funds raised through the golf tournament and motorcycle run, we would not be able to offer many of the programs that are so important in the prevention of child abuse and neglect,” Watson said. “So, we encourage anyone who enjoys playing golf and wants to help children who are abused and neglected and want to prevent others from going through such trauma to tee it up.Watson said pre-registration is not required but is helpful in planning lunch.center_img “We will certainly be glad to register golfers beginning around 11:30 a.m. on the day of the tournament,” she said. “We don’t want anyone to stay home and miss the fun of this tournament because they didn’t register before July 26. But those who can register early are encouraged to do so. You can register online at [email protected] or by sending the name of team, the names of the team members, contact person, mailing address and check to PRCAC, P.O. Box 676, Troy, AL 36081.”There are several sponsorship opportunities for the ‘Tee It Up FORE Kids” golf tournament. Hole sponsorships are $150 and include sponsor plaque and recognition. Non-player sponsorships are available in any gift amount.For more information, contact Mona Watson at 334-670-0487. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center/Family Resource Center in Troy is ready to “Tee It Up FORE Kids” and all golfers and duffers are invited to be a part of this annual fundraising event.The “Tee It Up FORE Kids” golf tournament will be at 1 p.m. July 26 at the Troy Country Club.“The tournament is a four-man scramble and that’s the kind of tournament that anyone can participate in and enjoy no matter what their skill level,” said Mona Watson, Center director. “The fee is $100 per player and includes the green fee, cart, lunch and a goody bag. All proceeds are used to help prevent child abuse and neglect throughout Pike County and the surrounding areas.”The “Tee It Up FORE Kids” golf tournament is one of two, large annual fundraisers for the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center. The other is the Motorcycle Run, which is a popular event. Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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‘Great Gatsby’ Book Sales Soar as Film Debut Nears

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York ‘The Great Gatsby,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, which is considered by many an American masterpiece.When a film or television adaption of a popular novel hits screens, book sales frequently experience a spike, breathing new life into fading titles and allowing more acclaimed pieces to indulge in the brief hysteria brought on by Hollywood’s obsession to recreate—many times unsuccessfully—a beloved bestseller.But what happens when the piece of literature is one of the great American novels that’s graced bestseller lists for more than eight decades and has been read by millions—whether as required reading at a high school or college, or simply for leisure—before there was any hint of a new film? Are there still people out there clamoring to get their hands on the paperback or e-book?If the novel is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s nearly century-old The Great Gatsby, set on Long Island, then the answer is a resounding “yes.”“Historically, when a movie based on a book comes out we usually see a jump in the sales of the book,” Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle at Amazon.com, said in an email. “However, with The Great Gatsby we’ve seen a much larger jump than we usually see.”To put Gatsby’s recurring dominance over the book publishing world in perspective, print books sales have quadrupled compared to what they were last April on Amazon.com. Its Kindle sales are also skyrocketing. Amazon’s e-book sales are 10 times what they were this time last year, Nelson said. As of Thursday, The Great Gatsby was the No. 1 selling book on Amazon.com and No. 3 on Kindle’s bestseller list.Brick and mortar retailers, such as Barnes & Noble and local independent bookstores, can also testify to Gatsby’s renewed hot streak. Apparently, people just can’t get enough of the opulence and lavish lifestyle of the Roaring ’20s that Fitzgerald depicts in the 88-year-old novel.“This is a perennial bestseller without the movie attention, but the attention has helped sales significantly,” Patricia Bostelman, vice president of marketing for Barnes & Noble, said in a statement.Gatsby is doing so well that Huntington’s Book Revue has had to increase the number of copies it sells, said one worker who picked up the phone at the shop.At The Dolphin Bookshop, a Port Washington staple, the enthusiasm for the new film, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, is palpable.“Sales have picked up,” said Dolphin staffer Andrea Kaminsky, who just moments earlier sold the book to a local book club eager to read the novel in anticipation of the film. “It is talked about a little more than usual.”Long Islanders are also relishing in pre-release celebration of the film because the novel is set in their backyards. The story plays out on LI’s Gold Coast and it is said that a once-ritzy Sands Point mansion that has since been razed was the inspiration for the book. Baz Luhrmann, the movie’s director, is expected to highlight a red carpet event before a pre-release screening in Port Washington next Wednesday. The movie is set to be released Friday, May 10.“The thought that it’s right here, this is where it happened,” adds to the excitement, said Kaminsky, adding that a customer came into the store and proclaimed, “We’re in Gatsby country!”Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan pictured in the film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” (Photo: Warner Bros.)Book sellers are also looking to cash in on the movie’s buzz by introducing a redesigned movie tie-in version of the book featuring DiCaprio and other cast members on the cover. It will no doubt add to the book’s already impressive showing on bestseller lists, but not even one of Hollywood’s most decorated actors can compete with the original Gatsby and its iconic cover.“Currently, the traditional paperback edition of the book is outselling the movie tie-in edition by a wide margin,” Amazon’s Nelson said.So what is it about Gatsby, widely considered Fitzgerald’s best work, that has made it such an American classic?“The most obvious thing, it may sound really simplistic, it’s one of the most beautifully written novels in existence,” said Paula Uruburu, professor of literature and film at Hofstra University.“It captures really the spirit of America at its most giddy moment in the ‘20s,” she continued. “In some ways it’s interesting because it came out at of such a specific period but it’s really timeless because it’s so much about American culture and human nature, too.”“Gatsby represents the materialism and the idealism of the American dream,” added her colleague, Scott Harshbarger, associate professor of English at Hofstra. “He’s a self-made man who adopts an opulent lifestyle and throws lavish parties all to pursue a romantic ideal conceived in his youth. That the story ends tragically suggests that there is something hollow about the American dream, even though the tragedy itself continues to compel and inspire.”If the novel’s history of success is any indication, Luhrmann’s film should rake in millions at the box office, simply by riding the book’s coattails.Uruburu can’t get enough Gatsby. She has taught the novel at Hofstra for more than 20 years and she’s never grown tired of it.“I never do,” she said with a laugh.last_img read more

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Penalties plague Orange in loss to Big Red

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With five minutes left in the third period, Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” played for 30 seconds during a TV timeout at the OnCenter Complex.The two-goal lead that Syracuse ran out to had vanished and now a two-goal deficit was surrounded by a slew of penalties that stifled Syracuse’s chances of upending Cornell.On Tuesday night, Syracuse (7-7-2, 2-2-2 College Hockey America) fell 5-2 to No. 3 Cornell (10-1-2, 6-0-2 Eastern College Athletic) in front of 279 fans. Despite leading early in the game, SU’s lack of discipline from its veteran skaters proved costly in the end.The lack of discipline from the Orange started from its most reliable leader: senior goalie Kallie Billadeau. Two minutes into the second period, Billadeau was called for a hooking penalty that let Cornell gain momentum.“We went out and got out of the flow,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We were running three lines, spotting the fourth line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think a lot of that (taking the penalties) was clear speed and our kids were trying to catch up. But that’s where you have to be better and not let any kids slip by you.”Cassandra Poudrier capitalized on Cornell’s power-play opportunity with an aggressive push past one defender and tied the game at 2-2. This was the last time the Orange held on to any form of a lead on Tuesday night.Nearly eight minutes later, another veteran added to the lack of discipline that the Orange faced in the period. Senior center Margot Scharfe was the perpetrator of a hooking penalty herself, leaving the Orange one woman down.Twelve minutes in, the lack of composure by the Orange was palpable. Freshman Larissa Martyniuk inflicted the third hooking penalty of the period and put the team in another difficult position.Fortunately for the Orange, the penalty kill provided quality defense on the back end. Despite seven power-play opportunities, the defense allowed only two goals as a result.“I thought we didn’t have bad penalty kills,” left wing Sadie St. German said. “We tried hard on all penalty kills. I guess that’s all you can do.”But St. Germain did acknowledge the difficulty of keeping up with the high amount of penalty kills that her squad faced against a premier team.“It kind of kills momentum that you can have,” she said. “I think it’s also hard when you’re winning 2-0 and then give them a goal and let them have the momentum back.”The downfall of the Orange loomed large after the failed power-play opportunity late in the period. With a rare five-on-three opportunity, the Orange positioned itself to add a third goal and tie the game with less than two minutes left.Instead, the fourth penalty of the period effectively put any sort of a comeback out of reach. Defenseman Nicole Renault committed a holding penalty with two minutes remaining in the period.The Renault hold ended the two-woman advantage that temporarily allowed the Orange to reclaim momentum. And to make matters worse, an unlucky bounce put Syracuse in a much deeper hole.After Renault entered the penalty box, Poudrier was released from the penalty box after serving time for boarding. As she exited the box, a free puck bounced directly in front of Poudrier.She then charged toward Billadeau, skating past a defender and launching the one-on-one scoring chance that propelled Cornell’s lead to 4-2.The Orange watched an opportunity to beat an in-state rival vanish in front of its eyes. There proved to be plenty of physicality among both teams as bodies were flying and scuffles emerged on the middle of the ice.But Renault was not ready to make any excuses for the lack of discipline against a quality opponent.“I don’t think so,” she said. “They’re just a good team so we knew that any mistake they could capitalize on.” Comments Published on December 4, 2013 at 3:36 amlast_img read more

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