Monkey Baby’s Momma and I are super excited for the arrival of our new bundle of joy, Ava Kalea. She’s due to arrive in just 17 short days – and we are stoked!
Patience is not one of my strong suits and the other day, I just had to buy a couple of domains for her. AvaKaleaKennedy.com will forward to AvaKalea.com where I will post all of her photos, milestones and stories. Check back soon for a way to subscribe there so you can keep up with our littlest princess.
BTW – I also re-purchased Jacqueline’s old website domain, JackieKennedy.biz and a domain for Makaya as well, at MakayaLoo.com. I have not set those up (yet), but may be doing it soon – with or without their permissions. 😉
San Diego to Host Largest Cat Show in the Universe!
Cat Show to be held in San Diego. Mischief Managed of Blueyonder sat in a shelter in Parkville, MD with a very uncertain future ahead of the little kitten. It was a lucky day when her luminous amber eyes caught the attention of veteran cat enthusiast Vanadis Crawford who recognized the makings of a feline star. Mischief Managed, Missy around the house, will be just one of the many cats celebrated in the huge TICA, The International Cat Association, show in San Diego Sept. 3 – 4, 2016 at the Town & Country Resort from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
“TICA has members in over one hundred countries around the world representing people who love every aspect of the cat,” noted TICA President Fate Mays. TICA is the world’s largest genetic feline registry of pedigreed cats like Siamese, Maine Coon and Persian, and TICA is the largest registry of household pet cats, cats with no pedigree from shelters, rescues and barns. Both groups compete for points, titles and honors, but each cat is appreciated as purrfect no matter the category. In excess of three hundred cats are registered to compete in Cat Show San Diego. The event will also feature an awards banquet to recognize the very top of the feline world including Mischief Managed of Blueyonder. Mr. Mays explained, “This year in excess of seven thousand cats and kittens competed in TICA shows in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East.”Continue reading “Largest Cat Show on West Coast Celebrates the Top Cats Internationally in San Diego Sept. 3 & 4”
Washington Monthly ranks the University of Washington Bothell No. 22 on its 2016 Best Bang for the Buck list of top 100 western region colleges. The list rates colleges based on their value-added or colleges that “help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”
Starbucks Foodshare Donates Food From 190 Stores to Feeding America San Diego
Starbucks, Feeding America and Feeding America San Diego have announced the launch of the first Starbucks FoodShare program operations in the nation. Through a strategic partnership announced earlier this year, the Starbucks FoodShare program will donate nourishing, ready-to-eat meals to Feeding America member food banks from its company-operated stores in the U.S. Building on a successful pilot program launched in San Diego earlier this year, donations from 190 local Starbucks locations are estimated to provide 750,000 pounds of food, or the equivalent of 625,000 meals, in the San Diego area annually.
Carmine’s Bellevue restaurant opening to the public on September 12th at 88 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Carmine’s will be the newest addition to Bellevue’s fine dining landscape situated against the south side of Downtown Park, just off Old Main. Carmine’s will be run by Carmine Jr. and Philip Smeraldo, who will carry on the legacy of quality and service their late father, Carmine Sr., build Il Terrazzo Carmine on over 30 years ago.
Carmine’s aims to provide an upscale, white tablecloth experience well-suited for celebration, business, or the making of special occasions with loved ones. You can find Carmines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @CarminesBellevue or online at www.carminesbellevue.com.
Kirkland-based Fortun Foods Finishing Touch Soups took home the 2016 Progressive Grocer (PG) Editors’ Pick Award. The PG Editors’ Pick is the industry’s most esteemed new product recognition program. More than 800 products were entered, and Fortun’s soups won points for taste, innovation, value and other qualities that will give it staying power on store shelves. Fortun Foods is not new to the PG Editors’ Pick Awards, as the company received recognition for their Finishing Sauces in both 2010 and 2011.Continue reading “Kirkland's Fortun Foods Wins 2016 Progressive Grocers Award”