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Artist transforms broken trees from Hurricane Ian into colorful sculptures
Like most Southwest Florida backyards after Hurricane Ian, Eric Peterson's property was a mess. Then one morning, while drinking coffee in his lanai, Eric had a vision.
Award winning NBC story teller, Sean Martinelli did this story on August 9, 2023 about Eric Peterson sculpting broken trees following Hurricane Ian.
By Mary Divine
Former Stillwater City Council member Dave Junker has been tapped to fill the Ward 2 council seat previously held by Ted Kozlowski, who was elected mayor in November.
Junker served on the council from 2003 to 2006 and was vice mayor for three of those years. He also ran for mayor against Ken Harycki in 2006 and 2010.
"I am very excited to be back on the council," Junker said. "We all know downtown Stillwater is going to change dramatically once the Lift Bridge closes to traffic. I'm looking forward to being part of the decision- making and part of the process of implementing the ideas and suggestions that are already being worked on."
Junker, 58, a lifelong Stillwater resident, is director of franchise asset sales for Anytime Fitness. Before joining the company in 2012, he worked in banking for 29 years.
School is off and running! We have just finished the first week of classes at Grace International School. The halls are full of students as GIS welcomed 500 students, its largest enrollment ever.
This is the week that the Flaa family has been anticipating for quite some time. I had a wonderful week settling into the routine of teaching my 3 sections of English 9 and 2 sections of British Literature. Much of the week was spent beginning to get to know the kids I will be working with this year. And what a group it is. I have a wonderfully diverse group of 80 students who hail from 17 different countries.
I also had my first meeting with the orthopedic surgeon here in Chiang Mai. We learned that appointments work a bit differently here. While we had dutifully prearranged a 10:00 time to see the doctor, we found out that it is better to just show up early. Evidently, the doctor sees whoever comes in pretty much in the order you show up. So, at 12:30 we finally made it in to see the doctor.
Dr. Eastwood is a 1979 cum laude graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota and 1984 graduate from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency programs at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona from 1984-1988 and a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1988-1990.
He was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1987 and Gastroenterology in 1990.
Dr. Eastwood is a member of the McLennan County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association. He maintains privileges at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Providence Health Center, and Waco Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center in Waco, Texas.
Boston Business Journal - August 18, 2000by Jill LernerJournal Staff
Massachusetts farmers currently can sell their produce and homemade products directly to consumers at more than 400 farm stands and 102 farmers' markets.
If they want to reach a larger customer base, however, many small manufacturers are out of luck under current state law.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health wants to change that.
Current state regulations governing food production prohibit wholesale distribution of products made in a family kitchen. That means growers who make "value-added" or processed products from their produce--such as applesauce or jams--can sell directly to a consumer, but cannot sell their product to a store. By extension, residential kitchen operators are less likely to receive large orders for their product.
After musical studies in Minnesota, her state of origin, and with the Manhattan School of Music of New York, Carol Mundinger became a clarinet soloist for “Orquesta Filarmonica de Mérida”, in Venezuela from 1981 to 1983, during which time she settled in France.
Her works are primarily in the disciplines of contemporary music and of the musical theatre with sets like “the Banquet”, “Ars Nova” and of the companies like “the MUSE in Circuit”, “the Barge Operated”, “Fa7”, “Co Francoise Pillet”.
Parallel to her activities as an instrumetist, Carol Mundinger is a professor of clarinet at the Council Schools of Music approved of Persan (95), of Alfortville and Liméil Brévannes (94).
(please pardon the rather loose translation from French to English)
A Pennsylvania entrepreneur has developed technology that gives you all the battery juice you need directly from the air.
By Melanie Haiken, Business 2.0 Magazine
March 30 2007: 7:08 AM EDT
(Business 2.0 Magazine) -- How much money could you make from a technology that replaces electrical wires? A startup called Powercast, along with the more than 100 companies that have inked agreements with it, is about to start finding out. Powercast and its first major partner, electronics giant Philips, are set to launch their first device powered by electricity broadcast through the air.
It may sound futuristic, but Powercast's platform uses nothing more complex than a radio--and is cheap enough for just about any company to incorporate into a product. A transmitter plugs into the wall, and a dime-size receiver (the real innovation, costing about $5 to make) can be embedded into any low-voltage device. The receiver turns radio waves into DC electricity, recharging the device's battery at a distance of up to 3 feet.
Picture your cell phone charging up the second you sit down at your desk, and you start to get a sense of the opportunity. How big can it get? "The sky's the limit," says John Shearer, Powercast's founder and CEO. He estimates shipping "many millions of units" by the end of 2008.
Joe Schirmer The Hastings Star-Gazette
Published Thursday, February 22, 2007
The Hastings High School boys Nordic ski team closed out the season with a seventh-place finish at the state tournament Friday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
The boys finished with 291 points. Hopkins won the meet with 383 points.
“I thought the guys skied really well (Friday),” Hastings head coach John DeWall said. “For them to finish as the seventh best team in the state is an awesome job by those kids.”
Emma Garrard/Sierra Sun
February 7, 2007
How are you involved with the Truckee Trails Foundation?
I am the vice president of the board of directors. I’ve been on the board close to three years. I’m also head of the project committee.
What kind of trail projects have you worked on?
We’ve been working on a trail to connect Olympic Heights with downtown Truckee called Stockrest Springs Trail. We just recently worked on getting a dirt trail paved between China Cove and Donner State Park and South Shore Drive.
Why did you choose to volunteer with the Truckee Trails Foundation?
I am an avid trail runner and a mountain bike rider. (Truckee Trails Foundation) is the one thing in town that tricked my trigger. It’s the one thing that got me inspired.
Afton-Lakeland Elementary School Connecting Schools - Don Fixmer
Teachers from both Afton-Lakeland and Highwood Hills are going to be using videoconferencing and other technologies such as podcasting, student blogs and video streaming on their websites to create a collaborative project on the science of water this spring. At the moment, in addition to using videoconferencing, Afton-Lakeland students are using video production tools to connect the senior high school with their own. Eleven sixth-graders, under the supervision of Craig Seath, were invited to videotape the Black History Celebration in the Stillwater Area High School auditorium on February 17th.
Prior to the taping, students were trained on how to use the "professional" cameras by Don Fixmer, a videographer from the Valley Access Cable Television station. Students rotated throughout the day using digital still cameras, digital video cameras, the professional "live" cameras and laptop computers. They conducted interviews with several other students, Nary Vang (a former Afton-Lakeland student and performer at the Celebration) and with members of the dance group Collective. The students had a lot of fun and are very thankful for the expertise of Don Fixmer, the cable station and the special opportunity to capture the Black History Celebration performance.