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first_imgCommunity | Education | Juneau | Nation & World | Southeast‘The community spirit keeps us warm’: Exchange students from Muslim countries feel welcome in Juneau, SitkaFebruary 21, 2019 by Zoe Grueskin, KTOO Share:Nisreen Jehka on a hike in Sitka. She says she doesn’t hike at home in Thailand because of snakes, but she loves hiking in Alaska. (Photo used with permission)For the past eight years, families in Juneau and Sitka have opened their homes to high school students on exchange from countries with a significant Muslim population. Volunteers with the program say it’s more relevant than ever.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/02/20Exchange.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Zain Mufti was half-asleep, at home in Pakistan, when he looked at his phone. What he saw was an email telling him he would spend the next school year abroad — in Alaska.“I thought it was a dream,” he said. “And the next morning I wake up, I look at my phone like, oh my god, I am going to Alaska. It was a very big shock.”Mufti had been accepted to the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, which brings students to the U.S. from countries with a large Muslim population. The students are matched with a host family and attend local schools for one year. Funded by the State Department, it works the other way too, sending American students abroad to dozens of countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.This year, the program brought two students to Juneau and four more to Sitka, coordinated by AFS, a nonprofit that connects students to study abroad opportunities.Krisanne Rice is a volunteer in Sitka with AFS. She said it was started in the wake of 9/11 as a way to build relationships on a personal level between the U.S. and Muslim countries.“We have an opportunity to, through this exchange program, meet young people and learn directly firsthand from them what their faith is about, and what their lives and culture are about,” she said.And the students get to learn firsthand what life is like here in Alaska.Mohan Raj Arul is from Chennai, a city of 9 million on India’s eastern coast. Back home, temperatures dip into the 70s only in the coldest months. When interviewers asked Arul where he’d like to be placed, he suggested Florida.But after a few weeks of wearing his coat at all times, indoors and out, Arul said he quickly took a liking to life in Sitka. He got used to everyone in town knowing his name, and he’s had plenty of firsts: first time seeing snow, first time skiing and camping.He’s especially enjoyed going fishing with his host family. In India, he said, that’s a luxury for the rich.On the boat, his host dad gave him a quick lesson.“He taught me like twice, thrice I guess, and then after that I started, like, picking up fishes, and he was kind of jealous for the first time because I got the biggest size of the halibut, like, none of the family members got,” Arul said.Mohan Raj Arul shows off the halibut he caught while fishing with his host family. (Photo used with permission)Rice said students in the program haven’t always had an easy time. She knows that over the years some have faced anti-Muslim insults. But she thinks the program is accomplishing its goal of building goodwill and understanding, even with a shifting political climate:“In 2019 it’s more important than ever, based on our own political realities in our country and what we hear from our friends, neighbors and leaders,” Rice said.This year’s students say they’ve been embraced by the communities. That’s not to say it hasn’t been challenging: They’re far from home, speaking a second language and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone everyday. And, of course, there’s the cold.But Yulvie Nuri from Bulgaria said, “It’s the community spirit that keeps us warm.”Her classmate at Sitka High School, Amra Kojic from Bosnia-Herzegovina, said she’s happy to be here.“I think for me it’s the best decision that I’ve ever made in my life, because you meet so many people, you see so many things. You become more independent,” she said.Kojic and the other students said they’ve learned a lot about themselves this year. Some have even discovered new interests.Nisreen Jehka said back home in Thailand, art class meant learning from a book. That didn’t appeal much to her, but at Sitka High School she’s learned she loves to draw and paint.Mufti already knew he liked theater when he arrived in Juneau, but he said he never thought he could sing.“It turns out I can, and I’m in a play, so boom, I’m one of the leads,” he said, referring to his role in Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s recent production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”More than halfway through the school year, Mufti said he’s trying to make the most of every moment.“It’s only 10 months, and it goes like a snap like a finger,” he said.From left: Nisreen Jehka, Zain Mufti, Aziera Azlen, Amra Kojic, Yulvie Nuri, and Mohan Raj Arul are exchange students in Juneau and Sitka. Azlen was the last to arrive in early 2019. She says she was encouraged to study abroad by her mother in Malaysia, who attended college in Connecticut. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)Mohan Raj Arul (right) had never seen snow before his winter in Sitka. He says he didn’t know much about Alaska before he arrived: “Two words I know: It’s cold. That’s it.” (Photo used with permission)Zain Mufti (right) eating with his host family. Mufti says his family at home in Pakistan are confused by his Alaskan diet, which contains less meat. He says he tells them, “There’s a whole world beyond meat. There’s cheese!” (Photo used with permission)Amra Kojic with her host family. Kojic says she was nervous about meeting them, but as soon as she met them at the airport, she says, “We just had so much to talk about.” (Photo used with permission)Zain Mufti (right) with his Juneau host mom, Julie York Coppens. Mufti was pleased to be placed with a host family that shares his interest in theater. (Photo used with permission)12345 read more

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first_imgThursday 4 December 2014 7:44 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Catherine Neilan center_img Bank of England keeps base rate at 0.5 per cent for 69 months in a row whatsapp The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent for the 69th month in a row.  The last time the UK’s base rate changed was March 2009.   If you’re trying to remember what was happening back then, that month RPI also reached zero for the first time since the 1960s, G20 protests hit London, Jenson Button won the Australian Grand Prix and Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life.  The chart below shows movement in the period between 1975 and 2009.   We’ll find out how the monetary policy committee (MPC) voted  on December 17. It has been a split vote – 7-2 in favour of the status quo – for the last few months, with the same two dissenters – Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale – voting in favour of a 0.25 per cent rise in rates four times in a row.  Analysts were predicting there would be little change, but the announcement barely registered on the various notes sent out this morning, with comments ranging from “a veritable non-event” (Daiwa Europe) to “mundane” (Soc Gen).  Tags: Bank of Englandlast_img read more

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first_imgThursday 23 April 2015 9:21 pm Share Express KCS CHINA’S manufacturers reported a slowdown in business this month, weighing further on the country’s growth expectations. The purchasing managers’ index, (PMI) compiled by Markit and HSBC, dropped to 49.2 from March’s 49.6, according to figures released yesterday. Scores below 50 signify a contraction. Yesterday’s survey showed a rise in new export orders, which may be evidence that the steep decline in exports earlier this year will rebound. However, the export order rise failed to prevent firms from cutting capacity. “The upturn in exports was insufficient to prevent companies from cutting their headcounts again as factories sought to reduce operating capacity. Volumes of inputs bought also fell, showing the largest monthly decline since March of last year, as firms pared-back production requirements in the face of weaker demand,” said economist Chris Williamson from Markit. Williamson added that the PMI “raised the possibility of economic growth having lost further momentum compared to the already-weak rate seen in the opening quarter of the year”. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Manufacturers in China report less business whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook From New Zealand to Portlaoise – a best-selling Amazon author and a virtual assistant By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th June 2018 Rugby Community Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Home Sponsored From New Zealand to Portlaoise – a best-selling Amazon author and a… Sponsored Pinterest Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Community TAGSHelp from the CloudNorah Deay Previous articleLaois GAA club distance themselves from local councillor’s comments about Leinster final performanceNext articlePopular fast food outlet will not be coming to Portlaoise LaoisToday Reporter The journey from New Zealand to Portlaoise is a less-travelled one but Norah Deay has set up home in the town in recent times.An experienced author, personal assistant and office manager, she has her own business as a virtual assistant.She can work remotely for businesses who may need administrative or secretarial help but not on a full-time basis.She’s also a LinkedIn expert and is running courses on how Facebook changes will effect businesses in 2018.We caught up with Norah recently to hear about her story – and all about the services she can offer.How did you end up in Laois? I’ve spent 21 of the past 30 years living outside Ireland, and when I returned from New Zealand a year ago I wanted to be near family. My immediate family are mostly over in Carlow and while it holds no attraction for me, I’ve always liked Portlaoise. The Kellys, Johnny & Billy, Peggy Duffin and Connie McGrath out in The Heath were/are my uncles and aunts, and Portlaoise held excitement for me as a child when we came to visit. What’s your favourite thing about living in LaoisMy cousins! I love the randomness of running into them around town.  Do you see yourself living here for the long haul? I’d never say that. I’ve too often thought I was settled, only for circumstances to change and I was on the move again. What do you hope to bring to Portlaoise? In the immediate future, I’m putting on a Facebook training seminar for small businesses. It’s called You Can’t Sell A Secret – How Facebook changes will affect your business in 2018.  Facebook has changed its algorithms and SMEs are losing out. Where they used to reach lots of their followers they’re now only reaching less than 2%. Check your Facebook timeline – the second post you see is most probably a paid advert. My seminar addresses how to still benefit from your Facebook business page and also provides some tips that will allow businesses to engage with customers new and old. The Seminar is on at The Maldron Hotel on July 11 at 8pm and costs €45. There is an early bird price of €35 for registering online.  In the long term, I’ll be looking at LinkedIn and more creative type classes.My seminar addresses how to continue benefiting from your Facebook business page and also provides tips that will allow businesses to engage with customers new and old. The Seminar is on at The Maldron Hotel on July 11 at 8pm and there’s an Early Bird price of €35 for registering online. https://helpfromthecloud.lpages.co/you-cant-sell-a-secret/What is your experience? Well, firstly I’m a bestselling author on Amazon. I’ve written 4 books (2 got to #1 in their categories) and a few short stories, and I proofread and edit for clients also. As well as that, I’ve over 30 years experience as a Personal Assistant and Office Manager. I worked for Carrolls Irish Gift Stores in Dublin, Molton Brown Cosmetics in London, Symantec in The Netherlands, and a fabulous real estate company in New Zealand called Bayleys Real Estate.What is your favourite thing about your job?Oh, the flexibility without a doubt. I can walk my dog, meet a friend for coffee, and work until 9 pm if I want to. Mostly, I want to – I love my work. How long have you been living here?Only since December 2017, but I’d lived in Mountmellick for a few years before I went to New Zealand in 2005. It feels like home. Tell us about your business Help from the Cloud? I’m a Virtual Assistant. That means I’m a secretary/administrator who works remotely, in my case, from home. I’m also a small business owner so I understand the problems faced by sole traders who need to be out working or getting business, but also need to get their admin done. So many people need administrative assistance desperately but they don’t require someone full-time – this is where I can step in and provide that assistance. Whether it’s a one-off job or an ongoing project, there’s no job too big or too small! When I started my business there were only a few Virtual Assistants in Ireland but the number is steadily growing – the laptop lifestyle is becoming more popular and small businesses are seeing the benefits of getting their work done while not having to deal with employees and the attendant costs.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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first_imgNews News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News SHARE UN NK Human Rights Resolution to be voted on Thursday There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img News By Yang Jung A – 2006.11.15 11:26am Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak [imText1]The Daily NK obtained a draft of “North Korean Human Rights Resolution,” which is scheduled be voted on Thursday at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly. The draft of resolution criticizes ongoing systematic and widespread human rights violation in North Korea and the country’s refusal to recognize mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur. It is pointed out that widespread human rights violation includes torture, public execution, arbitrary imprisonment, forced labor and concentration camps. Also noted are persecution on freedom of ideology, conscience, religion, expression, assembly and organization.Abduction of foreigners is another serious concern the document expressed. The resolution strongly urges the North Korean government to allow residence of international aid organizations to prevent further children malnutrition and to accept free entry of the Human Rights Special Rapporteur. It concludes by recommending the UN Secretary General to investigate human rights situation in North Korea and to report the information at the 62nd session of the UNGA. If the resolution is approved by the General Assembly, which is most likely to happen, next UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, a South Korea, must submit the report. The NGO that gave the draft to the Daily NK was lobbying the UN ambassadors and pushing for the resolution’s ratification. AvatarYang Jung A Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter [imText1]A Singaporean newspaper “Singapore Lianhe Zaobao” reported, “Though the recent BDA issue ended in shambles, Macao and BDA did face some trials” and “With the U.S. able to strangle any county with international financial sanctions, the BDA issue rang alarm bells for illegal acts occurring throughout the world.”The Zaobao’s online site reported on the 24th, “7~8 small scale family run banks in Macau banks are faced with the threat of closing down as BDA concluded that these banks were acting as North Korea’s ‘laundering black money.’ Macau has been caught in this political issue after being targeted as a place dealing North Korea’s money laundering.” The newspaper also analyzed that the international community had questioned China’s morals.“All these things have occurred because BDA agreed to supplement North Korea’s gold into dollars” the Zaobao added. It continued, “During the last 3 years, BDA has exchanged 9.2tons of North Korean gold into $120 million” and “Even last year, North Korea exported gold and silver to Thailand and exchanged $38 million.”The site reported, “The U.S. is empowering the international financial market and as a result, no financial marketer can oppose the willpower of U.S.” and consequently financial transactions between North Korea and London have ceased. In the past, North Korea had been placing at least 1ton of gold on London markets. The amount of trade that occurs weekly in London’s gold market equals $2000~3000 million, which in turn equates to 43% of the world’s gold trade. The newspaper pointed out that North Korea’s detachment from London’s markets means that North Korea has now been excluded from the world’s mainstream market. In the end, even China endured finite investigations as a result of BDA and North Korea’s funds and is now acting in a cautious manner added the report.In all, the report analyzed that North Korea’s annual production of gold to reach 6 tons. News By Daily NK – 2007.04.01 6:11pm News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak 9.2 Tons of Gold Replaces North Korea’s BDA for 3 Years North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARElast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedAir Jamaica Jazz Festival for Mo-Bay Jan.25-27 RelatedAir Jamaica Jazz Festival for Mo-Bay Jan.25-27 Air Jamaica Jazz Festival for Mo-Bay Jan.25-27 UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2006 RelatedAir Jamaica Jazz Festival for Mo-Bay Jan.25-27center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The 2007 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will be held in Montego Bay from January 25 to 27, and according to Air Jamaica’s Senior Executive, George deMercado, this could be the best ever festival. Mr. deMercado hosted members of the international press last week in New York, to announce the event and the artistes who would be performing.Arturo Tappin, Christopher Cross, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Monty Alexander, Pieces of a Dream, and an all-star reggae line-up, including Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Shaggy and Wayne Wonder have confirmed so far, Festival Producer, Walter Elmore of Turnkey Productions, told the press.“It is going to blow everybody’s mind … those of you who’ve been, know what I’m talking about; those of you who haven’t been, have no idea what you’re missing,” said Mr. deMercado. He said Air Jamaica was delighted to continue to be the title sponsor of the festival, which attracted more than 40,000 persons last year. “It was eminently successful. We had more people than we could handle.This year we have a magnificent new venue at Rose Hall, which will be transformed into a truly amazing stage and I have no doubt that the success that we’ve been able to achieve over the years, is going to be surpassed in 2007,” he added.David Shields, Jamaica’s Deputy Director of Tourism, added that over the past 10 years, the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival has contributed to the cultural fabric of Jamaica. He observed that 52 per cent of those surveyed at this year’s event were repeat attendees and 92 per cent indicated that they would like to return. He thanked Turnkey Productions for their professionalism, and tour operators for their contribution to Jamaica’s growth in visitor arrivals this year.In addition to the music, Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and Michele Rollins of Rose Hall Developments Limited, will be honoured during next year’s festival. Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_imgEditors: Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend this event without charge. A playwright who uses wit and humor to describe his Minnesota boyhood and other adventures will be the keynote speaker at an assistive technology conference co-sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kevin Kling, a frequent National Public Radio commentator, will speak at the ninth annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference on Assistive Technology and Accessible Media in Higher Education, which will focus on the latest advancements in high-tech applications for people living with disabilities. The conference will take place Nov. 7-10 at the Millennium Harvest House and feature national assistive technology experts. Sponsors include the Coleman Institute, Dolphin Computer Access, the Colorado/Wyoming Consortium of Support Programs for Students With Disabilities and several CU-Boulder departments, including the assistive technology lab and disability services office. “We’re bringing together experts who can educate students, staff, faculty and the general public on the availability and potential benefits of assistive technology in business and education,” said Howard Kramer, coordinator of both the conference and the university’s assistive technology lab. “Participants will learn about — and test drive — the latest software and other technologies that enable equal access to the Internet and other communication tools.” Participating organizations will include the National Center for Accessible Media, Web Accessibility in Mind, Equal Access to Software and Information, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, and Access Technologists Higher Education Network. More than 40 workshops and hands-on labs will be presented on topics such as Web and media access, Americans With Disabilities Act compliance, legal requirements and policy issues, and accommodations for students with learning, visual and physical disabilities. Keynote speaker Kling built a reputation in the 1990s with his groundbreaking plays “21A” and “Fear and Loving in Minneapolis.” His NPR pieces include “Acting the Swan to Overcome the Duck,” an essay in which he discusses how Shakespeare’s “Richard III” helped him come to terms with a disability. “When I get discouraged, I just look at our two wiener dogs because they are the best example of a can-do attitude in a can’t-do body,” Kling wrote four months after an Aug. 11, 2001, motorcycle accident forced him to undergo extensive medical treatments, including reconstructive plastic surgery. Other conference events will include a screening of “Sound and Fury,” followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s director, Josh Aronson, and a final lunchtime panel on the issues of deaf cultural identity, technology and the concept of disability raised by Aronson’s film about cochlear implants and their affect on two families. For a complete agenda, workshop listing and registration form visit the conference Web site at http://www.Colorado.EDU/ATconference or call CU Conference Services at (303) 492-5151. Published: Oct. 30, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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first_imgCategories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 30, 2016 center_img If you goWho: Professor Peter PilewskieWhat: “Monitoring Climate from Space: Challenges, Opportunities, and LASP Contributions”Where: LSTB, 1234 Innovation Drive, East Campus Research ParkWhen: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.Earth’s climate is a manifestation of a long-term balance of energy flows. Climate change occurs when there are energy imbalances, but these accumulate on much longer time scales than regular seasonal or annual cycles, for example. Monitoring climate trends globally from space thus presents a challenge to our observational capabilities: Measurements must be accurate, and instruments must maintain accuracy over long periods of time.In this Dec. 7 talk, LASP Atmospheric Scientist and CU Boulder Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Peter Pilewskie will discuss some of the challenges of monitoring Earth’s climate trends from space.Pilewskie will address the accuracy needed to detect trends in the climate and attribute underlying causes, the limitations of instruments currently flying and new initiatives to develop a robust climate-observing system. The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is at the forefront of these initiatives, with novel instruments and mission concepts to meet these challenges.The event is free and will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the LASP Space Technology Building (LSTB), room 299, on East Campus. Doors open at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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first_imgReddIt Share Home Industry News Releases Renowned Garden Designers and Floral Experts Will Offer a Slice of Spring…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRenowned Garden Designers and Floral Experts Will Offer a Slice of Spring Inspiration at Gloria Ferrer’s Inaugural Bubbles & BloomsBy Press Release – February 2, 2016 45 0 Linkedin Facebook Pinterest AdvertisementSonoma, CA (February 2, 2016) — Lectures and demonstrations on floral arranging, seed planting and garden design trends featuring experts such as Sunset magazine’s Senior Garden Editor Johanna Silver, Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, one of the most sought after floral designers in the United States, and Sonoma Mission Gardens Plant Expert Deborah Thomas, among others will be presented at the inaugural Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Bubbles & Blooms. This one-of-a-kind wine country celebration of spring flora, food and fine wine, will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the winery located at 23555 Arnold Drive/Carneros Highway, Sonoma.“Great winemaking at Gloria Ferrer starts first with great ingredients and so we know how important it is to tend to our garden, the beautiful estate vineyards surrounding the winery,” said Eva Bertran, Vice President of Marketing at Gloria Ferrer.  “We’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting this group of experts and we hope everyone will join us for an inspiring, beautiful and informative celebration of spring budbreak.”The entire winery, including its original cave, will be a feast for the senses as it’s transformed with creative, whimsical and colorful floral and green art showpieces from Centerpiece Napa Valley, J. Giuffre Productions, Lavender Country Garden Florals, Moj-San and Root & Riot.  DIY workshops on floral crown and lei making will be led by Grant Avenue Florist, Catherine Scott Flowers will teach guests how to make their own cork planter magnet and Sonoma Master Gardeners will be prepared to answer any of your gardening and planting questions at the “Ask the Expert” booth. In addition, an on-site flower market will feature several vendors offering beautiful flowers, floral arrangements, plants and garden essentials for purchase.Gloria Ferrer’s award-winning sparkling and still wines will be poured alongside delicious food crafted from locally sourced ingredients by Chef Beth Sogaard.  Guests will nibble on a variety of spring-themed small bites such as Lobster Stuffed Mini Potatoes, Duck and Gingered Vegetable “Springrolls”, Samosas Deconstructed and much more.Tickets and a full schedule of the 2016 Bubbles & Blooms event presented by sponsor Flower Magazine are available at www.gloriaferrer.comGeneral admission tickets for attendees 21 and over are $95 per person until April 8th and $105 per person at the door.Gloria Ferrer club members 21 and over may purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $85 per person until April 8 and $95 per person at the door.Discounted ticket rates are available for those 21 and under.The ticket price includes all wine, food and two raffle tickets for prizes to be given away the day of the event.Advertisement Twitter Previous articleWestern Square Hires New President, Current President Now CEONext articleAfternoon Brief, February 2 Press Release Email TAGSfeaturedGloria Ferrer last_img read more

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