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Good news for redheads: a tanning drug for the pale-skinned

Washington (AFP) – After 10 years of research, scientists have come up with a drug that could help people tan without exposure to the sun, potentially reducing the risk of skin cancer.

The drug stimulates cells that produce the pigment that absorbs ultra-violet light, the researchers said in the US journal Cell Reports published on Tuesday. They stressed that further tests are needed to safeguard against potential side-effects in humans.

Applied as a cream to the skin, the drug allowed red-haired mice to develop a deep tan. Like their pale-skinned human counterparts, the mice are particularly susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun’s ultra-violet rays.

The original breakthrough in mice was announced more than a decade ago, in a study published in the British journal Nature in 2006. But it has taken scientists that much time to work out how to make much thicker human skin absorb the substance.

The initial report revealed that a substance called forskolin gave red-haired mice a deep tan without exposure to UV light. But because human skin is relatively hairless compared to animals’, it has evolved to be much tougher in order to protect against heat, cold and other environmental factors, and the topical substance could not penetrate it effectively.

“Human skin is a very good barrier and is a formidable penetration challenge. Therefore, other topical approaches just did not work,” said David Fisher, chief of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and one of the authors of the study.

“But 10 years later, we have come up with a solution. It’s a different class of compounds, that work by targeting a different enzyme that converges on the same pathway that leads to pigmentation,” he said.

The scientists tested the substance on samples of human skin kept in laboratories and found that it darkened in proportion to the dosage applied. The tan lasted several days.

In animal tests, red-haired mice became “almost jet black in a day or two with a strong enough dose,” the researchers observed. When the dosage was removed, normal skin regeneration meant the color faded within a week or so.

“We believe the potential importance of this work is towards a novel strategy for skin cancer prevention,” Fisher said.

“Skin is the most common organ in our bodies to be afflicted with cancer, and the majority of cases are thought to be associated with UV radiation,” he said.

The long-term aim would be to create a cream that develops a tan without exposure to sunlight but which also absorbs harmful UV rays like traditional sun screens.

Related: 5 Ways to Get a Great Tan Safely

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Red heads get to enjoy Twycross Zoo for free for World Orangutan Day – Burton Mail

Calling all red heads – Twycross Zoo is letting those with the striking hair to enjoy everything it has to offer for free.

The Leicestershire zoo is celebrating World Orangutan Day by letting anyone with red hair – whether it be natural, dyed or a wig – in for free on Saturday, August 19.

The idea behind this is to encourage the public to take action in helping to conserve this great ape species and raise awareness of the many threats they face.

Populations of orangutans in the wild have dramatically declined over the years. There are now only an estimated 14,600 Sumatran orangutans and 55,000 Bornean orangutans according to the International Union for Conservation on Nature, which lists both species as critically endangered.

While there are many factors, the crisis of the orangutan is above all linked to unsustainable farming of palm oil a popular type of vegetable oil that is derived from the African oil palm tree, which flourishes in climates that have abundant heat and rainfall.

The growing demand for palm oil leads to mass deforestation across Indonesia and Malaysia where the rainforest is slashed and burned to make way for plantations.

Orangutans, who make nests in trees and only occasionally descent to the ground, thus lose their natural habitat and many deaths are also caused as the animals are caught up in the deforestation process.

Loraine Miller, great apes deputy team leader at Twycross Zoo, said: “Since Twycross Zoo opened in 1963, orangutans have been a key species that we have cared for. They are among the most intelligent primates, using a variety of tools to forage and play and our visitors can witness this first-hand.

“World Orangutan Day is crucial to help us raise awareness about the declining orangutan populations caused by poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade. We want to offer our visitors a fun day out for all, but also encourage them to take action in preserving this amazing species.”

Twycross Zoo has five Bornean orangutans and is one of only two zoos in the world to have welcomed two orangutan babies in the past year.

The oldest of the group, 40-year-old female Kibriah gave birth to the youngest group member, girl Kayan, born in June 2017. The older baby, boy Basuki, was born to Maliku in March this year and the group is complete with the boy’s seven-year-old sister Molly and the male Batu.

During the World Orangutan Day keepers will be at hand to provide more details about the zoo’s own group, highlight the plight of orangutans in the wild and explain what simple steps visitors can take to help save the species that could face extinction in the next 10 to 20 years.

Visitors can help the orangutans by joining the zoo’s animal adoption scheme, which helps to support the conservation of endangered species, or by direct donation at the guest services. The zoo also uses the funding from entry fees and gift shop items to invest in and carry out conservation work, including breeding of endangered species, not just at the zoo, but around the world too.

Another way to help alleviate the pressures on orangutans is to choose products which use sustainably produced palm oil. Twycross Zoo is also working to help other types of great ape in the wild and has set up a mobile phone recycling scheme earlier this year to encourage recycling of precious materials in consumer electronics which reduces the pressure on natural resources and wildlife, including bonobos, gorillas and chimpanzees.

Visitors are asked to leave extra time to get to Twycross Zoo when coming for this event as it was very popular last year. It is open from 10am to 6pm and the offer is valid throughout the whole day, so even those arriving later can enjoy their free entry.

More information on Twycross Zoo is available by calling 0844 474 1777 or online here

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Red heads get to enjoy Twycross Zoo for free for World Orangutan Day – Burton Mail

Red-headed woodpeckers in a mysterious decline – SW News Media

Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to study and photograph a pair of red-headed woodpeckers nesting in an old tree and feeding their young.

All of this happened because a reader of this column gave me a shout to share the exciting news of this cool woodpecker.

The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythocephalus) was once a very common woodpecker. In the mid-1800s, John James Audubon stated that the red-headed woodpecker was the most common woodpecker in North America. He called them semi-domesticated because they werent afraid of people. He stated that they were camp robbers and also a pest.

According to the Audubon Societys Christmas Bird Count data, between the 1950s and the year 2010, the population of red-headed woodpeckers dropped dramatically. Over 80 percent of the population died out in just over 50 years.

Currently we continue to lose about 2 percent each year. That means within a couple decades we could see this bird become extinct if the trend continues.

The reason behind this decline is not understood. Many are quick to blame loss of habitat for their decline. While it is true that we have had a decline in mature tree habitat, no conclusive study indicates this to be the cause.

I would point to the fact that the population of red-bellied woodpeckers, with a similar size, shape and habitat requirement, is exploding across the country. If it were truly a habitat issue, it should affect both species equally since they both have the same habitat requirements.

Competition with European starlings for the nest cavity has also been implicated in the decline of the red-heads. While theres no doubt competition for the nest cavity with the starling will impact the red-heads, the population of the European starling is also dropping across the country at the same time. Also, if the starling usurps the red-head, the woodpecker can always excavate a new cavity.

It has been proposed that red-headed woodpeckers are habitat specialists and require a very unique habitat called the oak savanna. The argument goes that as oak savanna habitat is reduced, so goes the woodpecker.

I would maintain that the amount of oak savanna habitat was never very large and perhaps the reason why we find red-heads in this habitat now is because its the last holdout where the woodpeckers can still live. Ask anyone over the age of 50 who grew up on a farm and theyll remember red-headed woodpeckers, and they didnt have oak savanna habitat.

Over the past 30 years of studying and photographing red-headed woodpeckers, the vast majority have not been in oak savanna habitat. In fact the nest I was photographing recently was in a dead birch tree in a mixed deciduous forest.

There are over 200 species of woodpecker in the world and only four species cache food. Caching food is a process of storing nuts, such as acorns, in a cavity for later consumption. This might be a clue. For example the number of nut-bearing trees has declined dramatically over the past 100 years.

Both the number of oak trees, hickories and beech have declined and the American chestnut is completely gone. Whether or not this is the cause of the decline is not known.

Here are some interesting aspects of the red-headed woodpecker. In nearly all of the woodpeckers species, it is easy to see the difference between the male and female. Usually the male has some kind of marking on its head.

However the red-headed woodpecker male and female look exactly the same. Even if you have these birds in your hands and you can examine them, you wont be able to tell the difference between the male and the female. This is an interesting difference between the red-headed woodpeckers and the rest of the woodpeckers.

Red-headed woodpeckers are remarkable species and I always feel honored to be able to see and film this bird. If you have a nest in your yard, no matter how common the species, give me a shout. You never know, I might come visit.

Stan Tekiela is an author, Eden Prairie city naturalist and wildlife photographer who travels the United States to study and photograph wildlife. He can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via his webpage at http://www.naturesmart.com.

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Red-headed woodpeckers in a mysterious decline – SW News Media

Council will support the Calling All Redheads world record attempt … – Central Western Daily

To be held at Wade Park or Showgrounds if wet

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Catherine McAuley’s redheaded students are behind the festival. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Orange City Council has increased its financial support for the September 30 Calling All Redheads world record attempt event at Wade Park.

On Tuesday night council agreed to contribute $2000 toward the costof running the event. It is being organised by Rachael Brooking to raise funds to help the families of people with Huntingtons Disease.

Cr Kevin Duffy said it might become a major annual event in Orange.

It has the ability to take off as a festival, he said.

Mrs Brooking had asked council forsponsorship money plus waive the costs of hiring Wade Park, or the Showgrounds pavilion, if the weather was poor.

A council reportsaid there were insufficient funds remaining in thedonations budget to meet thefull request.

Council had previously allocated $163 toward waiving the ground hire cost.

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Council will support the Calling All Redheads world record attempt … – Central Western Daily

Redheads go free to Twycross Zoo on World Orangutan Day – LoughboroughEcho.net

RED hair is a rare and wonderful thing and so are orangutans. That is why, to mark World Orangutan Day on Saturday (August 19), Twycross Zoo will be open for free to any person with red hair, be it natural, dyed or a wig.

This is to encourage the public to take action in helping to conserve this magnificent great ape species and raise awareness of the many threats they face.

Populations of orangutans in the wild have dramatically declined in the recent years. There are now only an estimated 14,600 Sumatran orangutans and 55,000 Bornean orangutans according to the International Union for Conservation on Nature (IUCN), which lists both species as Critically Endangered.

Twycross Zoo has five Bornean orangutans and is one of only two zoos in the world to have welcomed two orangutan babies in the past year. The oldest of the group, 40 years old female Kibriah gave birth to the youngest group member, girl Kayan, born in June 2017. The older baby, boy Basuki, was born to Maliku in March this year and the group is complete with the boys seven years old sister Molly and the impressive male Batu.

During the World Orangutan Day keepers will be at hand to provide more details about the zoos own group, highlight the plight of orangutans in the wild and explain what simple steps visitors can take to help save the species that could face extinction in the next 10 to 20 years.

Visitors coming to Twycross Zoo can help orangutans by joining the Zoos animal adoption scheme, which helps support the conservation of endangered species, or by direct donation at the Guest Services. The Zoo also uses the funding from entry fees and gift shop items to invest in, and carry out, conservation work, including breeding of endangered species, not just at the Zoo, but around the world too.

Another way to help alleviate the pressures on orangutans is to choose products which use sustainably produced palm oil. Twycross Zoo is also working to help other types of great ape in the wild and has set up a mobile phone recycling scheme earlier this year to encourage recycling of precious materials in consumer electronics which reduces the pressure on natural resources and wildlife, including bonobos, gorillas and chimpanzees.

Loraine Miller, Great Apes Deputy Team Leader at Twycross Zoo says, Since Twycross Zoo opened in 1963, orangutans have been a key species that we have cared for. They are among the most intelligent primates, using a variety of tools to forage and play and our visitors can witness this first-hand.

World Orangutan Day is crucial to help us raise awareness about the declining orangutan populations caused by poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade. We want to offer our visitors a fun day out for all, but also encourage them to take action in preserving this amazing species.

Visitors are asked to leave extra time to get to Twycross Zoo when coming for this event as it was very popular last year. The Zoo is open from 10am to 6pm and the offer is valid throughout the whole day, so even those arriving later can enjoy their free entry.

For more information call 0844 474 1777, or visit http://www.twycrosszoo.org

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Redheads go free to Twycross Zoo on World Orangutan Day – LoughboroughEcho.net

Taking a (red)headcount: how close are we to beating the world record? Poll – Bunbury Mail

1 Aug 2017, 6 p.m.

A NSW city needs 1672 gingers on one day at one park to claim world record.

RED IS BEST: Will you be among the redheads in Orange on Saturday, September 30?

WITH less than two months to go until the attempt for the most redheads in one place its time to ask the question: will the citys Red Army be the biggest ever?

Rachael Brookings Redhead Hunt 4 HD has attracted attention across the Central West, NSW and Australia, with thousands of comments and posts on social media from fair-haired people statingthey would like to be at Wade Park on Saturday, September 30.

So we want to know if the Guinness World Recordis in reach.

To do so were asking all ginger-topped readers to vote in the below poll and register your interest or lack thereof in the innovative event.

Hopefully in a couple of days we will have an accurate picture of how close we are to beating the current world record of1672.

To find out more about the day, which will raise funds to support those suffering from Huntingtons Disease, head to the events Facebook page.

Central Western Daily

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Taking a (red)headcount: how close are we to beating the world record? Poll – Bunbury Mail

Cowboys red-headed rookie earns great praise for impersonating Jason Garrett – Dallas News (blog)


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… and everybody lobbied for him to do it again.” And what did the head coach think of a rookie free agent from Central Michigan trying to out-Garrett coach Garrett? “The players seem to like it,” Garrett said bemusedly. “Maybe they think all red

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Cowboys red-headed rookie earns great praise for impersonating Jason Garrett – Dallas News (blog)

Calling all redheads: There’s just 50 days to go to Orange’s world record ginger attempt – Oberon Review

Family fun day festival planned for Wade Park

REDDY, SET, GO: Redheads from Catherine MacAuley primary school joined organiser Rachael Brooking and teacher Trish Aumuller to launch the big red day. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Calling all Redheads the countdown to Oranges red letter day has begun.

There are only 50 days to go until redheads from all over are being urged to head to Wade Park on September 30 and join in the fun.

It will culminate in an attempt to break the world record for the most redheads in the one place at the one time.

The current record stands at 1672members of the ginger army.

Organiser Rachael Brooking announced actor and writer and redhead Stephen Hallwould be the MC for the four-hour event to run from 11am-3pm.

She said she had lined up guests ranging from Ronald McDonald to singer Joel Leffler who would be releasing his new single Auburn Hair in September and the Honey Drippin Mudskippers Band.

It is going to be a fun family festival, she said.

All redheads are being encouraged to wear white for the event.

And while true redheads will only be allowed in the official count Mrs Brooking said non-redheads were encouraged to join in.

Were encouraging non-redheads to spray, colour or don a red wig for the event, she said.

And blokes with red beards, the festival is looking for you.

There will be a red beard competition, she said.

Well be looking for the longest, bushiest, most manicured and even the reddest, she said.

The red theme will be splashed through the food, drink and merchandise stands.

That would include red apples, toffee apples, orange juice, ginger ale and red slushies for sale plus red wig and redhead merchandise stalls.

Mrs Brooking said there would be a cliff hanger and jumping castle plus face painting to entertain the children.

The Rural Fire Service is bringing a shiny new red fire truck.

Red and orange vintage and custom cars will also be on show.

And your big day at the festival will be captured by photographer Chris Rehberg of Oatley Photography.

Mrs Brooking said he would be doing portraits and was looking to do a book to commemorate the day Orange turns red.

Mrs Brooking said there would be a gold coin entry fee with proceeds to go toward supporting familiesof people with Huntingtons Disease [HD] as September is HDawareness month.

She is also organising the screening of theThe Inheritance, which showsa familys journey with HD, on September 1, Walk for Hope Orange and Tea with Gatsby-High Tea4HD at Kenna Hall on September 16 to raise funds and awareness for HD.

Mrs Brooking said she was still looking for businesses and groups to be involved.

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Calling all redheads: There’s just 50 days to go to Orange’s world record ginger attempt – Oberon Review

Calling all redheads: There’s just 50 days to go to Orange’s world record ginger attempt – Forbes Advocate

Family fun day festival planned for Wade Park

REDDY, SET, GO: Redheads from Catherine MacAuley primary school joined organiser Rachael Brooking and teacher Trish Aumuller to launch the big red day. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Calling all Redheads the countdown to Oranges red letter day has begun.

There are only 50 days to go until redheads from all over are being urged to head to Wade Park on September 30 and join in the fun.

It will culminate in an attempt to break the world record for the most redheads in the one place at the one time.

The current record stands at 1672members of the ginger army.

Organiser Rachael Brooking announced actor and writer and redhead Stephen Hallwould be the MC for the four-hour event to run from 11am-3pm.

She said she had lined up guests ranging from Ronald McDonald to singer Joel Leffler who would be releasing his new single Auburn Hair in September and the Honey Drippin Mudskippers Band.

It is going to be a fun family festival, she said.

All redheads are being encouraged to wear white for the event.

And while true redheads will only be allowed in the official count Mrs Brooking said non-redheads were encouraged to join in.

Were encouraging non-redheads to spray, colour or don a red wig for the event, she said.

And blokes with red beards, the festival is looking for you.

There will be a red beard competition, she said.

Well be looking for the longest, bushiest, most manicured and even the reddest, she said.

The red theme will be splashed through the food, drink and merchandise stands.

That would include red apples, toffee apples, orange juice, ginger ale and red slushies for sale plus red wig and redhead merchandise stalls.

Mrs Brooking said there would be a cliff hanger and jumping castle plus face painting to entertain the children.

The Rural Fire Service is bringing a shiny new red fire truck.

Red and orange vintage and custom cars will also be on show.

And your big day at the festival will be captured by photographer Chris Rehberg of Oatley Photography.

Mrs Brooking said he would be doing portraits and was looking to do a book to commemorate the day Orange turns red.

Mrs Brooking said there would be a gold coin entry fee with proceeds to go toward supporting familiesof people with Huntingtons Disease [HD] as September is HDawareness month.

She is also organising the screening of theThe Inheritance, which showsa familys journey with HD, on September 1, Walk for Hope Orange and Tea with Gatsby-High Tea4HD at Kenna Hall on September 16 to raise funds and awareness for HD.

Mrs Brooking said she was still looking for businesses and groups to be involved.

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Calling all redheads: There’s just 50 days to go to Orange’s world record ginger attempt – Forbes Advocate

Redheads could finally have their own emojis next year – Irish Examiner

This time next year people with ginger hair could finally have their own emoji.

A list of 67 draft emojis has been compiled by Unicode to gain status by June 2018.

Apple currently has six different skin tones, and over a dozen hair styles for its characters but has faced criticism on social media for not introducing a redhead.

Joleen Cronin, founder of the Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, Co Cork, says it is great to be finally recognised.

“I think it’s very exciting that we’re finally getting a redhead emoji,” she said.

“It’s been a long campaign. For several years, really, there was a global petition to get the Unicode to get the redhead emoji, and finally it’s happening.

“So I think I speak for all the redheads when I say we’re very excited.”

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Redheads could finally have their own emojis next year – Irish Examiner

Red-headed woodpeckers are on decline – SW News Media

R ecently I had a wonderful opportunity to study and photograph a pair of red-headed woodpeckers nesting in an old tree and feeding their young.

All of this happened because a reader of this column gave me a shout to share the exciting news of this cool woodpecker.

The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythocephalus) was once a very common woodpecker. In the mid-1800s, John James Audubon stated that the red-headed woodpecker was the most common woodpecker in North America. He called them semi-domesticated because they werent afraid of people. He stated that they were camp robbers and also a pest.

According to Audubon Society, Christmas Bird Count data, between the 1950s and the year 2010, the population of red-headed woodpeckers dropped dramatically. Over 80 percent of the population died out in just over 50 years.

Currently we continue to lose approximately 2 percent each year. That means within a couple decades we could see this bird become extinct if the trend continues.

The reason behind this decline is not understood. Many are quick to blame loss of habitat for their decline. While it is true that we have had a decline in mature tree habitat, no conclusive study indicates this to be the cause.

I would point to the fact that the population of red-bellied woodpeckers, with a similar size, shape and habitat requirement, is exploding across the country. If it were truly a habitat issue, it should affect both species equally since they both have the same habitat requirements.

Competition with European starlings for the nest cavity has also been implicated in the decline of the red-heads. While theres no doubt competition for the nest cavity with the starling will impact the red-heads, the population of the European starling is also dropping across the country at the same time. Also, if the starling usurps the red-head, the woodpecker can always excavate a new cavity.

It has been proposed that red-headed woodpeckers are habitat specialists and require a very unique habitat called the oak savanna. The argument goes that as oak savanna habitat is reduced, so goes the woodpecker.

I would maintain that the amount of oak savanna habitat was never very large and perhaps the reason why we find red-heads in this habitat now is because its the last holdout where the woodpeckers can still live. Ask anyone over the age of 50 who grew up on a farm and theyll remember red-headed woodpeckers, and they didnt have oak savanna habitat.

Over the past 30 years of studying and photographing red-headed woodpeckers, the vast majority have not been in oak savanna habitat. In fact the nest I was photographing recently was in a dead birch tree in a mixed deciduous forest.

There are over 200 species of woodpecker in the world and only four species cache food. Caching food is a process of storing nuts, such as acorns, in a cavity for later consumption. This might be a clue. For example the number of nut-bearing trees has declined dramatically over the past 100 years.

Both the number of oak trees, hickories and beech have declined and the American chestnut is completely gone. Whether or not this is the cause of the decline is not known.

Here are some interesting aspects of the red-headed woodpecker. In nearly all of the woodpeckers species, it is easy to see the difference between the male and female. Usually the male has some kind of marking on its head.

However the red-headed woodpecker male and female look exactly the same. Even if you have these birds in your hands and you can examine them, you wont be able to tell the difference between the male and the female. This is an interesting difference between the red-headed woodpeckers and the rest of the woodpeckers.

Red-headed woodpeckers are remarkable species and I always feel honored to be able to see and film this bird. If you have a nest in your yard, no matter how common the species, give me a shout. You never know, I might come visit.

Stan Tekiela is an author/naturalist and wildlife photographer who travels the United States to study and photograph wildlife. He can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via his webpage at http://www.naturesmart.com.

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Red-headed woodpeckers are on decline – SW News Media

Ask Hutch: Are vultures overtaking Hutchinson? – The Ottawa Herald

Amy Bickel @KansasAgland

For those who are superstitious, my little hometown of Gypsum could appear to have a few bad omens.

It proudly displays the fact, outside of town, that it has 13 exits. And if youre in town in the right season, youll find dozens of turkey vultures roosting on the rails of the water tower.

But alas, Ive never superstitious or fearful of disaster. The buzzards, however, are just a nuisance. Every evening they would come home after circling the skies for death and decay.

Thankfully, most of them already have left this summer, except for a few that cant seem to get the hint.

Q: My wife and I were walking in the 20th and Adams area. There was a real commotion in the tree, and we heard fluttering. We watched to see what all the racket was about – turns out they were turkey vultures. They were certainly bigger than a blackbird and bigger than a crow. They had red heads. What really struck the two of us was how many there were – we couldn’t count them because there were so many. We’ve seen a few here or there driving off to McPherson but never that many of them and never that close. I didnt smell anything foul – whats up?

Dont worry, its not because there is a lot of roadkill.

While they devour anything dead, vultures, or buzzards, also have to find a place to rest, which is most likely what these birds are doing, said Mary Clark, Dillon Nature Centers director.

They search for food during the day and roost together in the evenings. Typically, you will see them around 30th Avenue – an area they have been known to roost for years.

Buzzards migrate south for the winter and now some of them will stay in Kansas from late spring to early fall, Clark said.

It is kind of a historic place, Clark said of the area around 30th Avenue, adding she has seen them on her rural property all summer. They like the northern part of Hutch – it might be historic – I dont really know. My guess is mom did it, grandma did it.

Other birds have historical roosting patterns, she said. When she first came to Hutchinson, the little community of Medora was like a scene from the movie The Birds. The area around the town had a high concentration of crows.

Then they cut down a great number of catalpas, she said.

Well, I guess we could remove a few trees if the problem was that bad. But the water tower will have to stay.

Q: With the repair work starting on Woodie Seat Bridge beginning, traffic is down to one lane in each direction. With so many ambulances that use the bridge every week, what is one supposed to do if you find yourself in front of an ambulance with their lights and sirens on? Theres no way to move over for them.

Yes, Woodie Seat will be down to one-lane traffic for several months. Thankfully, I havent seen much of a traffic jam here in Hutchinson – except during the Kansas State Fair. So hopefully this wont happen too often.

But if for some reason you are in a situation where you are in front of a siren-sounding ambulance, just keep driving.

She should precede until she can get over, said Hutchinson Police Traffic Sergeant Brian Hirt. There is nothing you can do until you can get over.

Q: I used to give coupons to the library to send to soldiers. However, they quit taking them. I know a few schools used to take them. Is there a place I can donate coupons?

I couldnt find a place in Hutchinson. The Hutchinson Public Library told me they did indeed quit taking the coupons. I called a couple schools, and they said because of time and personal restraints, they no longer take them, either.

However, you can mail them.

The program, called Troopons, enhances the well-being of military families overseas. In many countries, the U.S. dollar doesnt go as far, according to the website Support Our Troops. In England, it is worth 66 cents, Germany, 76 cents and Japan, 90 cents.

Military families dont get coupons in newspapers overseas. However, the stores on military bases accept U.S. coupons – even expired ones.

You can mail the coupons to: Support Our Troops, P.O. Box 70, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0070.

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Ask Hutch: Are vultures overtaking Hutchinson? – The Ottawa Herald

A Redhead Emoji Might Finally Be On The Way & People Are Losing Their Minds – Gears Of Biz

Less than two percent of the population has red hair, which seems weird because I know so many amazing redheads. As a result, redheads dont have their own emoji, which seems pretty unfair but luckily, that may be about to change. It was announced on Twitter that a redhead emoji may be slated for release in June 2018. The blog How To Be A Redhead tweeted the news that the new redhead emojis should be here in less than a year. A press release from the Emoji Subcommittee at Unicode (yes, this is a real thing) confirmed that the redhead emoji is on the schedule, though it does still need to be approved at the subcommittees fourth-quarter meeting.

It seems like redheads have waited far too long to finally be recognized in this universal way, especially considering all of the special things about redheads, like their ability to make their own vitamin D. Can anyone else do that? In a January post, How To Be A Redhead wrote, The lack of a redhead emoji has been the most frequent complaint from Emojipedia users in the past three months (go redheads!). With one to two per cent of the population born with red hair, that means as many as 138,000,000 iPhones are crying out for a ginger-inclusive update. Thats a lot of people! These days, emojis are the only way to describe your feelings, and a whole demographic of people are missing out.

NEWS: Redhead emojis are coming in June 2018! https://t.co/Sex95bjPF1 pic.twitter.com/nesLSDlMeC

The FOMO experienced by redheads was so prevalent that some people in Scotland even started a petition for their right to be represented through their own emoji. In Scotland, Ireland and Wales, redheads make up 10 percent of the population, Telegraph reported, and the lack of emoji excludes a large number of the population from being able to express themselves digitally.

AT LONG LAST MY LONG EMOJI DROUGHT IS COMING TO A MIDDLE https://t.co/17rZ2BvKv1

Apple already has six different skin tones, and over a dozen hair styles for its characters but has faced criticism on social media for not introducing a redhead, Jamie Johnson wrote.

Omg there finally might be a redhead emoji!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0QHpx8o4aE

Lets hope the wait is almost over for these people who are also more likely to be left handed, and never go grey.

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Lori Loughlin hit the 2017 Teen Choice Awards red carpet with the two best dates of all — her daughters! The “Fuller House” star and her two lookalike daughters, Olivia and Isabella, turned heads on the red carpet in their most summery ensembles.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Actor Lori Loughlin attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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The 53-year-old actress showed off her toned figure in a sophisticated, see-through ensemble that she paired with some pointy pumps of a similar hue. She wore her medium-length brunette tresses in waves while keeping her makeup to a minimum.

Meanwhile, Olivia, who has skyrocketed to fame on YouTube, looked absolutely glowing in a pastel pink strapless dress that hit just above her knees. Isabella opted for a more vibrant floral frock that she paired with some chunky black heels. The trio clearly perfected their red carpet poses as they looked absolutely gorgeous in each and every single photo they took. The cameras clearly love them!

A number of high-profile stars also walked the red carpet, including “Spider-Man: Homecoming” actress Zendaya and “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown. Check out the slideshow below for all the red carpet arrivals of the night:

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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Happy the Dog (L) and Vanessa Hudgens attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Amy Purdy attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Gigi Gorgeous attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Bella Thorne attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Cat Deeley attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Victoria Justice attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Candace Cameron-Bure attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Actor Melissa Benoist attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Naya Rivera attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Craig Robinson attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Paris Jackson attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Chloe Kim attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Zara Larsson attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Vanessa Hudgens attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Katie Stevens attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Christi Zook Lukasiak attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Iris Apatow (L) and Judd Apatow attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Katherine Langford attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Isabela Moner attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Madelaine Petsch attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Rita Ora attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Actor Mackenzie Hancsicsak attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Ne-Yo attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Grace VanderWaal attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Singer Ryan Destiny attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Janel Parrish attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Singer Bebe Rexha attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Millie Bobby Brown attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Lucy Hale attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Actor Georgie Flores attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Actor Hudson Yang attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Actor Keith Powers attends the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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This time next year people with ginger hair could finally have their own emoji.

A list of 67 draft emojis has been compiled by Unicode to gain status by June 2018.

Apple currently has six different skin tones, and over a dozen hair styles for its characters but has faced criticism on social media for not introducing a redhead.

Joleen Cronin, founder of the Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, Co Cork, says it is great to be finally recognised.

“I think it’s very exciting that we’re finally getting a redhead emoji,” she said.

“It’s been a long campaign. For several years, really, there was a global petition to get the Unicode to get the redhead emoji, and finally it’s happening.

“So I think I speak for all the redheads when I say we’re very excited.”

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Reddy, steady, go … the drive is on to gather more than 1672 redheads in one place at the one time.

Calling all Redheads the countdown to Oranges red letter day has begun.

REDDY: Redheads at Catherine MacAuley primary school promote the event.

There are only 50 days to go until redheads from all over are being urged to head to Orangeon September 30 and join in the fun.

It will culminate in an attempt to break the world record for the most redheads in the one place at the one time.

The current record stands at 1672members of the ginger army.

Organiser Rachael Brooking saidactor, writer and redhead Stephen Hallwould be the MC for the four-hour event from 11am-3pm.

She said she had lined up guests ranging from Ronald McDonald to singer Joel Leffler who would be releasing his new single Auburn Hair in September and the Honey Drippin Mudskippers Band.

It is going to be a fun family festival, she said.

All redheads are being encouraged to wear white for the event.

And while true redheads will only be allowed in the official count Mrs Brooking said non-redheads were encouraged to join in.

Were encouraging non-redheads to spray, colour or don a red wig for the event, she said.

And blokes with red beards, the festival is looking for you.

There will be a red beard competition, she said.

Well be looking for the longest, bushiest, most manicured and even the reddest, she said.

The red theme will be splashed through the food, drink and merchandise stands.

That would include red apples, toffee apples, orange juice, ginger ale and red slushies for sale plus red wig and redhead merchandise stalls.

Mrs Brooking said there would be a cliff hanger and jumping castle plus face painting to entertain the children.

The Rural Fire Service is bringing a shiny new red fire truck.

Red and orange vintage and custom cars will also be on show.

And your big day at the festival at Wade Park will be captured by photographer Chris Rehberg of Oatley Photography.

Mrs Brooking said he would be doing portraits and was looking to do a book to commemorate the day Orange turns red.

Mrs Brooking said there would be a gold coin entry fee with proceeds to go toward supporting familiesof people with Huntingtons Disease [HD] as September is HDawareness month.

She is also organising the screening of theThe Inheritance, which showsa familys journey with HD, on September 1, Walk for Hope Orange and Tea with Gatsby-High Tea4HD at Kenna Hall on September 16 to raise funds and awareness for HD.

Mrs Brooking said she was still looking for businesses and groups to be involved.

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It took a while, but you can now personalize your emojis with hair colors ranging from black to blond. So far, redheads have been left out of the emoji universe but that may change.

Fiery-haired emojis could be officially released next June, according to the Emoji Subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium, the group that sets the global standard for emojis.

The proposed red-haired emojis.

Redheads have been a highly requested addition, Jeremy Burge, the founder of the reference website Emojipedia and a member of Unicodes Emoji Subcommittee, told TODAY Style in an email.

In fact, ginger emojis were Emojipedias most-requested addition last year, Burge said. So what caused the delay? It came down to some tricky details.

The implementation raises questions like which emojis should be able to have red hair, and if red hair is added, what about other hair colors or styles? Burge said. The current approach is to use a flexible system, which could allow any emoji to be given red hair, although no recommendations have yet been made on which emojis should be given a red hair option.

Burge submitted a proposal for how redhead emojis could possibly appear, along with other common hairstyles like curly hair, white hair, and baldness.

A preview of what curly-haired emojis would look like.

The new hairstyles are still subject to final approval early next year, though Burge noted that in the past, the majority of emoji candidates have been approved.

Bald male and female emojis could also be an option.

Burge added that unnatural hair colors such as blue or green could be added down the line if there is sufficient demand, but said that for now the proposed entries for red hair, curly hair, white hair and baldness do appear to cover the majority of requests.”

And don’t forget gray or white hair!

The (hopefully!) upcoming ginger emojis should be especially welcome news to one of our favorite redheaded celebs, Jessica Chastain, who spoke out recently about her trademark strands.

The actress revealed that she was teased for her hair shade growing up, but now embraces her gorgeous natural color and refuses to dye it for roles.

Whatever you are ridiculed about that makes you different is what you’ll celebrate in the future,” she told Refinery29. “If I wanted to dye my hair, I could, but I realized that’s who I am, and my differences (make me) special.”

And, plenty of celebs who were born blonde, brunette or raven-haired, including Ariel Winter, Shakira and Aubrey Plaza, have embraced red locks. (“Redheads have more fun!” Shakira recently proclaimed).

Of course, redhead can encompass a variety of shades, from bright orange to auburn to strawberry blond, and one day, it would be amazing to see all these lovely hues represented in emoji form. But in the meantime, the new, proposed emojis are a major step for all gingerkind!

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Redheaded Emojis Are Coming To Smartphones In 2018 – Simplemost

Redheads, rejoice! I know youve been waiting a long time for this, struggling to convey your emotions in a way that truly reflects you as a person. But the day has finally come. At long last, there will be an emoji that celebrates you in all your fiery-haired glory.

It was recently announced by Unicode Technical Committeethat redheaded emojis will be coming to a smartphone near you in June 2018. The UTC is the group that decides which graphics and visuals will be universally accessible across different phones and platforms (theyre essentially THE source of approved emoji, which is why theyre able to tell us all the emoticons were using incorrectly!).

For years, redheads of all hues have been complaining that there are no emojis that reflect their gorgeous locks:

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But finally, redheads will be able to text message with the secure knowledge that their emojis reflect their truly unique beauty.

The truth is that redheads have been getting the shaft for quite some time. Not only have they been targeted for bullying, but they also tend to sunburneasily, and they might actually have an increased sensitivity to pain.

But being a redhead can also come with some amazing benefits. First of all, its highly rare (only about 1 to 2 percent of people in the world have red hair). Second of all, while it is true that redheads are highly sensitive to the sunlight and prone to sunburn, the reason behind this is actually pretty interesting.

Researchers theorize that the gene for red hair was an adaption that evolved in super-cloudy parts of the world like Scotland and Ireland, because it was a way to maximize the little time in the sunlight that these people enjoyed. By becoming extra-sensitive to the sun, they could make the most of the suns Vitamin D and absorb even more of its life-giving properties.

Thats so cool! Additionally, research has shown that redheads can actually make their own vitamin D, so when exposed to low-light conditions, they go into redheaded superhero mode and formulate their own, thanks to their bodys lower melanin concentration.

And not only are redheads able to make their own vitamin D, but they also wont ever have to deal with gray hairs! Hey, with superpowers like that, its about time they get an emoji that reflects their gorgeous locks.

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The Environmental Collection Center is the City’s permanent drop off facility for unwanted househ…

Watch our resident critters enjoy their Brunch every Saturday at 10am! Our arachnids and amphibia…

Fort Worth-based Trinity River Distillery, the makers of the award-winning Texas Silver Star Whis…

Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy invites you to our open house! We want our families and new famili…

Fort Worth-based Trinity River Distillery, the makers of the award-winning Texas Silver Star Whis…

Theres a lot of buzz going on right now about Beehive: The 60s Musical running this summer at …

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

If you enjoy playing or singing or just listening to Jazz in a quiet setting while having a glass…

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

All summer long, and during other school breaks, we will be holding half day camps and week long …

Throughout the year Art House provides art camps for ages 5-16. During school breaks, and through…

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

All summer long, and during other school breaks, we will be holding half day camps and week long …

Throughout the year Art House provides art camps for ages 5-16. During school breaks, and through…

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

All summer long, and during other school breaks, we will be holding half day camps and week long …

Throughout the year Art House provides art camps for ages 5-16. During school breaks, and through…

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

All summer long, and during other school breaks, we will be holding half day camps and week long …

Throughout the year Art House provides art camps for ages 5-16. During school breaks, and through…

You are invited FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine …

Theres a lot of buzz going on right now about Beehive: The 60s Musical running this summer at …

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

You are invited FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine …

Today, Central Track is proud to announce that weve teamed up with the Action Park crew and the …

Join us each Friday night for our weekly ballroom dance party! A great mix of ballroom, latin, c…

Theres a lot of buzz going on right now about Beehive: The 60s Musical running this summer at …

Our favorite redheaded British pop artist is coming to Dallas to the delight of his female fans (…

This is the seventh year for this very special event. Brooke Hester Hustle is a 5k and 1 mile f…

In continuous operation since 2004, the Mansfield Farmers Market has experienced a renaissance in…

Get your hot roasted Hatch chiles at Grand Prairie Farmers Markets annual Hatch Chile Festival o…

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

A retrospective of Kenda Norths work. The exhibit will be accompanied by a group exhibition of f…

Watch our resident critters enjoy their Brunch every Saturday at 10am! Our arachnids and amphibia…

You are invited FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine …

Fort Worth-based Trinity River Distillery, the makers of the award-winning Texas Silver Star Whis…

Fort Worth-based Trinity River Distillery, the makers of the award-winning Texas Silver Star Whis…

Today, Central Track is proud to announce that weve teamed up with the Action Park crew and the …

Theres a lot of buzz going on right now about Beehive: The 60s Musical running this summer at …

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

A retrospective of Kenda Norths work. The exhibit will be accompanied by a group exhibition of f…

If you enjoy playing or singing or just listening to Jazz in a quiet setting while having a glas…

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise …

A retrospective of Kenda Norths work. The exhibit will be accompanied by a group exhibition of f…

You are invited FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine …

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