City of Miramar Organizes ‘Drop & Go’ Food Delivery

first_imgIn addition to the grocery items, each household will receive two masks to assist in keeping with the emergency order requiring them. Deliveries are on a bi-weekly rotation to assist as many as households as needed. So far, 15 -20 volunteers have heeded the call to assist their neighbors using their own vehicles to drop off groceries contactless. This week, Thursday, April 30th, volunteers will meet at the Miramar Multi-Service Center, 6700 Miramar Pkwy at 9:30 am where they plan on delivering to over 250 households in Miramar who have signed up for this service. MIRAMAR, FL  – As the state of Florida faces challenging times brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, now more than ever should residents lend a helping hand to their friends and neighbors. For more information on any of this event, please call the Office of Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis at (954) 602 3155. Over the last two weeks, volunteers have been able to deliver to over 350 homes providing produce from organizations such as Feeding South Florida and Joshua’s Heart Foundation. “As long as we have the donations of food products, we will be providing this service to our residents,” said Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis. With this in mind, Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis decided to launch a Drop & Go initiative where residents who are unable to attend the weekly food distribution sites, either because they are elderly, disabled, have young children or have no mode of transportation, will have food delivered to them.last_img read more

Cubs consider opening sportsbook at Wrigley Field, report says

first_img Craig Kimbrel on track to join Cubs by end of June In anticipation of that expansion, the Cubs are exploring putting betting windows, automated kiosks and even a full-blown sportsbook venue inside Wrigley Field, among other options.MLB currently prohibits sportsbooks in its stadiums, the Chicago Sun-Times noted, pointing out the irony of the Cubs’ interest in opening one in a city where the so-called “Black Sox” gambling scandal took root a century ago: “A sport that has a commissioner’s office only because of a gambling scandal that rocked it 100 years ago might soon have sports-betting windows at a major-league ballpark in the very city that scandal took place.” Related News The Cubs declined to comment to ESPN and there have been only preliminary discussions at this point, with no official plans.”We will work with our clubs to explore the opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving sports betting landscape in a socially responsible manner,” a spokesperson for MLB told ESPN in a statement. Justin Upton injury update: Angels slugger to be activated, make season debut Mondaycenter_img MLB discussed sportsbooks at stadiums at December’s winter meetings in Las Vegas, some seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that restricted sports betting.Cubs owner Tom Ricketts was among several team owners who in February invested in sports betting media outlet The Action Network, The Washington Post reported. Then, in March, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said on Chicago’s 670 The Score radio that the team was considering a secondary broadcast infused with sports betting analysis.Like the Cubs, the Bears (Soldier Field), Bulls and Blackhawks (United Center) and, yes, White Sox (Guaranteed Rate Field) also are said to be examining sports wagering opportunities the pending law offers. The Cubs have studied the possibility of opening a sportsbook at Wrigley Field and in spots just outside of the Chicago stadium, ESPN.com reported, citing multiple unidentified sources familiar with the team’s thinking.Expanded sports betting is part of a gambling bill that Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign into law.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA DONATES VINTAGE STEINWAY PIANO TO ARCADIA PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION; MANUFACTURED IN 1908, GRAND PIANO GRACED TRACK’S CHANDELIER ROOM FOR DECADES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Ensconced for decades in Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room, a vintage Steinway Grand Piano has been donated by Santa Anita to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, located on the campus of Arcadia High School.“We are extremely excited about this extraordinary donation to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation by Santa Anita Park,” said Gary Kovacic, Arcadia Mayor and President/CEO of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. “This piece of Arcadia history will find a loving home at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, and it will continue to provide musical magic to Arcadia students, residents and theatre patrons for generations to come.”Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent David Vannasdall was equally appreciative.“I know our students will absolutely love playing this beautiful Steinway Grand Piano,” said Vannasdall. “It’s such a great opportunity that we can now offer our students for years to come, thanks to Santa Anita.”Manufactured in 1908, this magnificent instrument provided melodic background music to generations of race-goers that included legendary Hollywood figures such as Clark Gable, Betty Davis, the Marx Brothers, John Wayne, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich and many others.“We are delighted to be able to donate this beautiful instrument to such a worthy cause as the Arcadia Performing Arts Center,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita’s Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “To think of all the many thousands of people this piano has helped to entertain, it’s only fitting that it remain close by, here in Arcadia.”Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room, which was part of a recent $35 million renovation, remains a popular race day destination for weekend race goers and offers an ambiance befitting Santa Anita’s standing in the racing world.last_img read more