Community collections – Metawelle Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:36:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Community collections – Metawelle 32 32 David’s Bridal presents the exclusive Galina Signature fragrance collection Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:30:00 +0000

The leading bridal and special occasion retailer is launching a new line of fragrances for the perfect finishing touch to any look ahead of the holiday gifting season.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — David’s Bridal, the nation’s leading authority on weddings and special occasions, has added a romantic new twist to its product offerings. For the first time in the retailer’s history, David’s Bridal will now offer exclusive fragrances for all occasions. Offering three unique, romantic and sophisticated scents, Devotion, Infatuation and Dream are the perfect reflection of freezing your special moment in time and coming back to it with every spritz. Boasting sentimental and romantic nods to your special day, the new fragrance collection features timeless, festive fragrances, modernized to evoke memories of yesterday, today and forever.

Curated by David’s Bridal’s in-house team of expert designers, Galina Signature fragrances were created with memories in mind. With three exclusive and romantic scents, the Galina Signature Fragrance Collection is the perfect gift for someone special this holiday season.

  • Dedication is delicate and timeless, bringing a modern twist to a classic rose scent.
  • Dream offers a soft and comforting oasis, enveloping a scent of musky wood in a finish of jasmine.
  • Infatuation is bright and cheerful, infusing floral notes with a hint of tangerine.

These three scents provide the modern bride and beyond with the perfect finishing touch for her big day and for years to come. Even the details down to the delicate design of the glass bottle have been carefully handcrafted. The perfumes are sold at $12.50 for a travel size of 10mL and $49.50 for a 50 mL bottle with an additional 5% discount for Diamond Members.

“Galina Signature has always been a staple at David’s for romantic and head-turning pieces; the introduction of a fragrance collection to complement our exclusive brand was only natural,” said Nancy Viall, director of merchandising at David’s Bridal. “It’s important that we provide products that represent who our customers are – they are classic, playful, sexy and romantic. This fragrance collection achieves it all. Proving that we are more than a clothing retailer; we aim to provide head-to-head -look for all of life’s special moments and this fragrance line is the perfect finishing touch.We’re thrilled to be able to serve up her big day and bring her back with every spritz.

Boasting versatility, exquisite detail and personalized artistry, the new line of Galina Signature fragrances showcases the diversity of David’s Bridals consumers in every bottle. The collection offers fragrances to complement the bachelorette party to rehearsal dinner and reception as well as date nights, parties, prom, homecoming, Quinceañera and more. This one-of-a-kind collection is now available to try and buy at all David’s Bridal retailers as well as Customers can also join the more than two million members of their industry-leading loyalty program, Diamond, to receive special offers on this exclusive fragrance collection and more.

About David’s Bride
With 70 years of experience dressing clients for all of life’s special occasions, David’s Bridal is built on the idea that everyone deserves to have their dream outfit, regardless of their style preference. , shape, size or budget. We believe in: CELEBRATING all of life’s magical moments, INNOVATING to always serve her, CUSTOMIZING everything so that everything is done her way, DESIGNING the most luxurious dresses, and finally, KINDNESS – so that she never has to worry about nothing. Our mission is to help everyone find the look that will allow them to be the best and most authentic version of themselves on their wedding day or for any special occasion. David’s Bridal is dedicated to helping every client, with the help of online planning tools and resources powered by Blueprint Registry, Rustic Wedding Chic, Anomaly and Forever Bride, knowledgeable stylists and expert touch-up artisans who will guide them through along the buying journey. With over 300 stores located across the United States, Canadain the United Kingdom and in the franchises of Mexico, we offer one-stop convenience for every magical event in her life, including Weddings, Quinceañera, Graduations, Prom, First Communions, or just making the world her runway and beyond. Additionally, David recently launched the #frontlinefierce philanthropy program dedicated to amplifying the heroism, fearlessness and bravery of those who serve others in their community. To learn more about David’s Bridal, visit, download the planning app, and connect with social media via Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, TwitterTikTok and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
David’s Bride
[email protected]

SOURCEDavid’s Bridal, Inc.

City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:58:51 +0000

Asheville City Government offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving Day. Here is an overview of the public holiday schedules for municipal services.

ART bus service

ART bus service will be suspended on November 24, Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is one of two holidays that the city of Asheville’s ART system closes. For more information on all Asheville Redefine Transit (ART) routes, call 828-253-5691, email or visit

Sanitation Schedule

Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Customers with trash and recycling collection on Thursday (one week) will have trash and recycling collected on Friday November 25th. Garbage must be placed near the sidewalk before 7 a.m. The brush will be collected Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Any missed brushes will be picked up the following week.

Questions regarding garbage collection can be directed to the City of Asheville at 828-251-1122. Questions about recycling collection can be answered by Curbside Management at 828-252-2532.

Parks and recreation
All APR parks are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. This includes greenways, playgrounds, dog parks, outdoor athletic fields and fields, river access points, and the Riverside Cemetery.

All recreation and community centers are closed on November 24 and 25, but outdoor amenities such as playgrounds, fields and sports fields, picnic tables, and benches are available. Linwood Crump Community Centers Shiloh, Stephens-Lee and Tempie Avery Montford reopen at 9 a.m. and Grove Street Community Center (formerly Senior Opportunity Center) is hosting an open house with arts and crafts, puzzles, cornhole, ping-pong and more on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 28.

The Aston Park Tennis Center, WNC Nature Center and Asheville Municipal Golf Course will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will reopen to normal hours on Friday, November 25.

Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville
The Harris Cherokee Center Asheville will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the following day, Friday, November 25.

Public safety and water resources
All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate on a normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Water resources staff will be available for water related emergencies 24 hours a day during the holiday weekend. Customers can call the customer service line at 828-251-1122 to report water-related emergencies, leaks, ruptures, and calls for no water.

Libraries to offer more resources than ever after the renovation Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:07:56 +0000

University Relations

Levels 1 and 2 will be renovated in the same style as levels 3 (photo) and 4.

Phase II of the Mullins Library renovation project will begin in January 2023. Levels 1 and 2 will be updated to include a cafe and robust technology offerings. Special Collections will receive an additional 3,000 square feet of space to store materials on-site, and some outstanding collections will be moved to larger locations.

“The Special Collections renovations will provide a state-of-the-art environment to help preserve our rare and distinct objects,” said Melanie Griffin, Acting Associate Dean for Special Collections. “We are also looking forward to a new reading room and classroom. Both spaces will be technology-rich and will provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to explore materials from the collections. During the refurbishment, all library users are invited to access special collections materials in our temporary reading room at Mullins 329.”

Level 2 will include family study space and educational materials for education students.

Enhanced technology offerings will include a virtual and augmented reality space, makerspace, recording studio and video capture room.

“We continue to refine the design for the renovation of Mullins Library Levels 1 and 2,” said Jason Battles, Dean of University Libraries. “New programmatic spaces will be made available to every student in every discipline for research, coursework, and their own curiosity. The ability to use some of these spaces for hands-on teaching for faculty and coursework is also something I would be remiss if I did not mention that the generous support of donors is part of the reason we are able to offer spaces like the Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab and Cafe, as well as the improved environment for special collections.”

Level 1 is currently closed to the public and Level 2 will close on Monday, December 19.

Kennedy & Violich Architecture of Boston is teaming with DEMX Architecture of Fayetteville on the project, with Con-Real serving as the general contractor. KVA has worked on construction and renovation projects at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library and MIT’s Hayden Library, among others. Con-Real served as the general contractor for Phase I of the Mullins Library renovation and construction of the University Libraries High Density Storage Facility, known as LINX, located in the arts and design, off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Phase II is expected to be completed by summer 2024. Status updates and additional design information will be shared as the project progresses.

Opération Enfant de Noël is getting ready for shoebox collection week | Church Fri, 04 Nov 2022 06:30:00 +0000

Dorchester Co. and Community Center Partner for Christmas Toy Drive Sun, 30 Oct 2022 22:15:00 +0000

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Dorchester County officials are teaming up to bring Christmas toys to children across the region.

From November 1 to December 17, the Community Resource Center and the Dorchester County Government will be teaming up for the first-ever Do More Christmas Toy Drive.

More than 200 collection boxes will be placed at county government buildings, fire stations, libraries and businesses for residents to drop off new, unboxed toys.

Community Resource Center founder Louis Smith said the collection boxes will be in as many places as possible throughout the county.

“The county gave us the building to house the toys as well as the day we need to pack them up,” Smith said. “So, it’s going to be a beautiful and joyous occasion; we all come together to put a smile on a child’s face.

Five years ago, the Community Resource Center launched the Christmas Toy Drive, offering 2,500 toys in 2021. Now that the Toy Drive will be partnered with the county, they hope to collect 5,000 toys this year.

Hunter Jackson works with the community by leading the “Friendly Downtown Summerville” Facebook group. Because of his involvement, Jackson met Smith and is now working to educate the toy drive community.

“It’s been absolutely outstanding,” Jackson said. “People who don’t have a penny to rub, wanting to make Christmas better for another kid. I’ll be honest, we’re a Jewish family and we’re stepping in. Everyone wants this to happen because the holidays are a special time of year for everyone.

Both Jackson and Smith shared the importance of collecting toys, especially after the pandemic and inflation made it harder to buy Christmas gifts.

“As the father of a son with special needs, we see that need firsthand,” Jackson said. “I don’t care if you make $100,000 a year. There are things that happen in life that you can’t afford certain things for. Thanks to this, we are able to ease this burden a little for mom and dad, making their Christmas a little better by making their little ones even more beautiful.

For more information or to register your child for Christmas gifts, please visit or call the Community Resource Center at 843-499-9498.

“The beautiful thing is that the whole region comes together to make things happen,” Smith said. “It’s communities working together.”

Mayor’s Office – News – Articles – October 2022 – THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS SIGNS NEW REMEDIATION CONTRACTS WITH IV WASTE AND WASTE PRO Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:33:15 +0000

October 27, 2022 | From the city of New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS – Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined Sanitation Director Matt Torri, Orleans Parish Communications District Executive Director Tyrell Morris, District D Council Member Eugene Green, Member of Council Oliver Thomas of District E, IV Waste Owner and President Sidney Torres, Divisional Vice President of Waste Pro Louisiana Jesse Murphy and community members officially sign new contracts for garbage collection and recycling services in service areas 2 and 3, respectively.

“In preparing our 2023 budget, my administration has devoted more time, more energy and more resources to meeting our most pressing and urgent needs, and one of those needs focuses heavily on cleaning up the city of New Orleans,” said Mayor Cantrell. “Signing these new contracts today represents a long-term investment in holistically cleaning up this city. Our new contractors will most certainly provide residents with what we know they deserve, while demonstrating to residents that we are well equipped with the best contractors to provide these improved and more efficient services.

The new contract with IV Waste and Waste Pro will be a seven-year agreement with the City of New Orleans and will provide enhanced collection services to residents of Service Areas 2 and 3. IIV Waste will serve households in the Service Area 2, or west of the Industrial Canal, which includes Lakeview, Gentilly, parts of Mid-City, Bywater and Marigny. Waste Pro will serve households east of the Industrial Canal in Service Area 3, which includes the Lower Ninth Ward and New Orleans East neighborhoods.

As part of the new remediation contract, IV Waste and Waste Pro will introduce brand new equipment, a real-time GPS tracking system, a 360 degree camera system and route management technologies. This new agreement will promote the return of selective collection and post offices specifically organized to develop and manage recycling in the city.

“For more than a year, residents have been patient as we solicited new contracts for Service Areas 2 and 3,” said Torri. “From November 7, households will no longer have to worry about missed garbage collection, debris being left behind, or not having a replacement cart. Thank you to the residents for their patience; the improvement in service and quality of life they deserve is on the way.

In the fall of 2021, the city of New Orleans switched to once-a-week garbage collection. Under this new agreement, the City will continue to offer once-a-week collection services, which have proven effective for garbage collection in the City. These enhanced services will also provide new 95-gallon garbage and recycling carts to residents who request an additional container through 311.

“Every day we review every truck and every route, as well as drivers and hoppers to make sure they are providing the best service to residents,” said Torres. “The amount of energy behind starting this process is incredible, and we’re super excited about this contract. is that waste and recycling are picked up on time and nothing is left behind.

“We are thrilled to start a new partnership with the City of New Orleans,” said Murphy. “We look forward to improving the city’s solid waste collections and providing residents of the City of New Orleans with the services known in our industry as the Distinctive Difference.”

“Our citizens deserve to have the cleanest city possible, and these new services are part of that,” said Member of the green board. “The better Waste Pro and IV Waste do, the happier our residents will be. I have confidence in this level of service that we have never seen before in this city, because the most important thing is that our citizens have the best possible quality of life.

# # #

The University of Western Sydney showcases world-class research, progress and impact Mon, 24 Oct 2022 06:55:15 +0000

The University of Western Sydney will showcase its world-class research, progress and impact as part of Research Week from October 31 to November 4.

This year’s initiative will highlight the University’s innovative research and collaborations with government, industry and community, exploring the future-oriented theme, “Unleashing Possibilities”.

Highlights will include the launch of the University’s Urban Transformations Research Center, a keynote address by Dr. Jill Freyne, Deputy Chief Scientist at CSIRO, and an immersive research creation showcase with esteemed guest Blak Douglas.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Enterprise and International), Professor Deborah Sweeney, said the university’s cutting-edge research tackles critical issues affecting our world and our region.

“Research Week highlights Western’s approach to finding solutions and unlocking opportunities to shape a better world. ‘Unlocking Possibilities’ sees a future for impactful and innovative research that works in collaboration with government, industry and communities to address society’s grand challenges,” said Professor Sweeney.

As part of the week, the Center for Research on Urban Transformations will be launched. The impact-focused center is designed to lead research on urban transformations and focuses on guiding communities and infrastructure toward a sustainable, equitable, and resilient future. With a focus on co-designed research that engages industry, government and the communities it serves, it is well positioned to address the complex challenges posed by the contemporary urban environment.

Dr Jill Freyne, Deputy Chief Scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, will deliver the week’s highly anticipated keynote address. A scientific leader and advocate for women in STEM, Dr Freyne has worked with Australian and international industry partners to design engaging and sustainable health technology solutions.

As part of his insightful keynote, Dr. Freyne will share his insights on digital transformation and innovation. She will also be joined by experts from across the University for a question-and-answer session on research translation, innovation and impact.

Another highlight will be this year’s Research Creation Showcase, which will be in collaboration with the dynamic Casula Powerhouse Arts Center for an immersive festival experience. Archibald Prize winner and graduate of the University’s design program, Blak Douglas will be the keynote speaker and special guest.

The showcase will include the launch of the collaborative project of international mobility students, “Mobile Stories” – an interactive online documentary featuring a collection of multimedia profiles investigating the culture and future goals of University students and their youth counterparts. developing countries. of Timor-Leste.

Research Week will celebrate the university’s ranking as #1 in the world for its social, ecological and economic impact in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. It was organized around the university’s thematic research agenda, with areas of focus including education and work, equity, participation and opportunity, and environment and sustainability.

To find out more about Research Week, including a range of events, presentations and seminars, please visit the webpage (opens in a new window).


October 24, 2022

Ali Sardyga, press officer

Commentary on Daniel H. Weiss, “Why the Museum Matters” Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:08:56 +0000

Environmental activists who thrown tomato soup at Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London last week did so without damaging the painting, which is behind glass. The act was not so much vandalism as a rhetorical gesture – accompanied, of course, by rhetorical questions, directed at a bewildered audience.

“What is worth more, asks one of the young activists, art or life? … Are you more concerned about protecting a painting or protecting our planet and people? Sympathizing with their program does not mean accepting the alternatives as they are formulated. Art or life? Both, please. Endangering one does not protect the other. And a mindset that disregards van Gogh’s legacy shows little understanding of how people experience the natural world. The last thing you should do when looking at his canvases of sunflowers is to leave you indifferent to the fate of the sunflowers.

The incident happened after I had started reading Daniel H. Weiss Why the museum is important (Yale University Press) and quickly joined in the rumination on the book. Because undoubtedly the militants of London did not attack the table, but the institution which sheltered it: the National Gallery, with all the official sanction which its name suggests.

It is one of the oldest examples of what Weiss calls an “encyclopedic” museum, aspiring to “collect art and archaeological materials from the great epochs of human history across the vast geographies of the world”. . Another such is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where the author is president and CEO.

Weiss led the Met through a turbulent period in its history, including a major change in admissions policy from a flexible entrance fee left to the discretion of each visitor to a fee scale for foreign visitors, by typical visitor (students, seniors, children under 12, etc.). His tenure at the Met also marked the disconnect from the institution of members of the Sackler family associated with Purdue Pharma, given the company’s role in the opioid epidemic. This summer, Weiss informed the museum’s board that he would step down in June 2023.

Dedicated Met watchers will weigh in on the book’s handling of disputes arising on the author’s watch, but he doesn’t spend time on the details of politics or decision-making. Instead, the focus is on the issues inherent in the mission and operation of any significant art museum. (The extent to which they may overlap those of a science or history museum is not discussed.)

The challenge facing the 21st century art museum – to put it in the broadest possible terms – is to make the most of things despite a nagging institutional conscience. The ambitions that drive the encyclopedic museum were already at stake with the opening of the Louvre during the French Revolution. The French prototype faced, writes Weiss, “the difficult task of bringing together a program that celebrated artistic excellence, staggering abundance, elite taste and colonialist violence, on the one hand, while at the same time advocating a commitment to universal and unlimited equality”. public access, on the other hand. Then came the desire to bolster the collection through “an aggressive program of new acquisitions”, not quite separate from the Imperial plundering enterprise.

This array of goals and ideals could never align perfectly. Weiss sees the museum’s subsequent development as an institution as the gradual and flawed fulfillment of an educational mission to inspire and enlighten the general public, in part by acknowledging its own blind spots and problematic history. “As collections grew,” he writes, “and with them curatorial and curatorial expertise, museums became increasingly aware of the contradiction involved in labeling d ‘encyclopaedic’ collection which was inevitably selective; they ended up recognizing the harm done by making such representations to a heterogeneous public disappointed at not finding the art of their culture or tradition within its walls.

This ongoing critical self-assessment is in tension with another institutional mandate: to be “a place primarily for art, a sanctuary where everyone can find peace and inspiration, learning and community, and at least certain distance from the cares of the day. But any balance between relevance and tranquility must also reconcile the financial viability of museums. The problem can be mitigated by budget cuts, entry fees, donations or disposal of farms gathering dust in the warehouse. And a decision in any direction will necessarily bring change, even disruption, to some part of a museum’s self-defined mission.

In this spirit, the National Gallery soup throw should be seen in light of the recent announcement by another British museum, the National Portrait Gallery, that it would end its relationship with British Petroleum after 30 years. Ejecting oneself from the deep pockets of an extremely wealthy corporation that sponsored a prize and kept museum admissions free cannot be easy. It did so in response to years of pressure, as have other cultural institutions. Seems like a clever use of his outrage. I don’t have any details on hand regarding corporate donors to the National Gallery, but in any case, let’s keep Van Gogh out of the way.

KU apologizes after finding indigenous ancestors in museum collection Wed, 19 Oct 2022 01:20:00 +0000

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – The University of Kansas has issued an apology to the Native community and reinvigorated repatriation efforts after Native American ancestors were found in its museum collections.

The University of Kansas claims that it has become an institution with an outstanding record of research and innovation. Unfortunately, he said that many historical research practices were based on colonialism. He said he is now working to repair the damage caused by these practices.

KU said a recent “re-disclosure” from the Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art revealed that the university is in possession of “culturally unidentified individual remains”, grave goods, sacred objects and objects of cultural heritage. These were found in Spooner Hall and the Lippincott Hall Annex.

The university sent a letter to students on September 20 letting the community know that it had been informed that it had Native American ancestors in its museum collections. He said an effort to repatriate these items had been started – but was never completed.

“The continued possession of these human remains causes great pain to many in the Indigenous community and beyond,” KU noted.

Currently, KU said it is verifying on-campus inventory previously developed in accordance with the requirements of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, which accurately documents its past repatriation efforts. As a university, it said it must continue to be mindful of the difficult truths that individual remains and culturally unidentified objects remain on its campus.

“The university has a responsibility to tribal nations and the Native American community to pursue a relationship based on dignity, respect and enduring support,” a school spokesperson said.

Provost and Executive Chancellor Barbara A. Bichelmeyer has apologized to the Indigenous community and acknowledges the painful repatriation process.

To fully understand the implications of the incident, KU said it will prioritize the needs of Indigenous students and the Native American community while continuing to support, listen and learn.

Through a commitment to creating meaningful memory of KU, he said his repatriation process will include the following steps:

  • Form an advisory committee with representatives from the Office of Native American Initiatives, the Native Studies program, Native staff and faculty, and appropriate experts.
  • Consultation with Tribal Nations in accordance with NAGPRA.
  • Support the need for spiritual leaders for students, staff and faculty.
  • Audit all KU collections to present up-to-date and accurate information.
  • Secure space for the Native Studies Program outside of Lippincott Hall.
  • Supporting opportunities for the KU Indigenous community to come together.
  • Implement the facility’s repatriation policies and procedures.

The university has indicated that it is fully committed to taking culturally appropriate action as directed by an advisory committee.

“The intent of sharing this announcement is to publicly apologize to Indigenous communities and peoples, past, present, and future, and to apologize to the tribal nations of North America,” the University said in a statement. a statement.

KU noted that in line with NAGPRA and its institutional values, it will continue to facilitate appropriate repatriation efforts that include NAGPRA protocols.

The KU Student Senate is due to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 to discuss a new resolution that includes an explanation from the University on why the remains were held, a dedicated space for the Indigenous Studies curriculum , as well as closing the campus for a day to teach Indigenous history. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Memorial Union at the Alderson Auditorium, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.

Northampton resident ordered to pay £730 to store rubbish on the street Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:06:26 +0000 Community, safety and emergencies

October 14, 2022

Brook Street resident Semilong was fined £130 and fined £600 after dumping his household waste in the street days before collection.

During routine patrols on Monday May 23, 2022, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Neighborhood Wardens discovered a pile of rubbish bags on the footpath outside the Brook Street terraced properties.

Garbage collections for this area take place on Thursdays.

After investigation, custodians found evidence that the waste belonged to Titi Daniel Ionescu of Brook Street and he was given a fixed £150 fine which he refused to pay.

At Wellingborough magistrates on Tuesday October 11, he pleaded guilty to the offense and was ordered to pay the fine and costs.

Cllr David Smith, WNC Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Engagement and Regulatory Services, said: “Our Victorian red-brick lanes are, by their very nature, tight-knit communities, the actions of one person can have an impact on many.

“The people of Northampton are rightly frustrated with those who don’t store their rubbish safely and are happy to see it spread through their neighborhood by animals and the wind.

“At the end of the day, it is the taxpayer who bears the cost of waste disposal and fly tipping and if the community can help us reduce these costs by disposing of their waste on collection day, there will be more resources to protect and improve other vital public services.”

To find out more about waste disposal in West Northants, visit our Bins, Recycling and Garbage web pages.