Pasadena-based Pasadena Advertising Develops Metro’s Redesigned Blog

first_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business Districts News Pasadena-based Pasadena Advertising Develops Metro’s Redesigned Blog From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 11:27 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena-based Pasadena Advertising developed the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority’s redesigned blog “iwillride.org,” an online property of the Construction Authority used to provide the Foothill Gold Line news to community stakeholders and to share community comments.The blog was launched Wednesday. The redesigned blog provides the latest news posts, construction and project pictures of the week, links to the Construction Authority’s Twitter feed and to the agency’s Facebook and YouTube pages.It also now includes a dedicated community section “Where Will You Ride?” that encourages current and future riders to share the destinations they will travel to while riding the Gold Line. The “Where Will You Ride?” page can be accessed through www.iwillride.org/where or directly at www.wherewillyouride.org.“Although we are several months from completing the next 11.5 miles of the Gold Line light rail system, from the existing Sierra Madre Villa station in Pasadena to the future APU/Citrus College Station in Azusa, the excitement in the community for the line’s opening is very strong,” said Lisa Levy Buch, Director of Public Affairs for the Construction Authority.“While we all patiently wait for passenger service, the new blog page provides a fun opportunity for people to share that excitement and their future plans,” Buch said.The blog was first designed and launched in 2008 as an advocacy tool by Mt. Sierra College students wanting to build a coalition of fellow college students along the Foothill Gold Line corridor who supported funding the light rail line to Montclair.The students designed the initial site and then built grassroots support for the campaign, including signing hundreds of students up that pledged “I will ride!” Students also coordinated and spoke in support of project funding at local press conferences and at several Metro board meetings in 2008 and 2009.In 2009, the Mt. Sierra College students asked that the Construction Authority build on their efforts and maintain the site moving forward. The site has continued to play an important role in the agency’s communication program ever since.“Today, nearly 2,000 project stakeholders regularly receive updates on the Foothill Gold Line’s planning and construction using iwillride.org,” Buch said “What the students started, we have been proud to continue and expand to meet the changing needs of our stakeholders.” Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribecenter_img Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Bringing the real spirit of Christmas to Bunratty

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Previous article#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to townNext articleAfter 17 years, hero Garda comes to the rescue again Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Twitter NewsCommunityBringing the real spirit of Christmas to BunrattyBy Eric Fitzgerald – December 4, 2020 1442 Emailcenter_img Linkedin Preparations under way for a different kind of Christmas at Bunratty Folk Park.SANTA won’t be able to be in residence at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this year  but they still plan to lay on a magical experience.Shannon Heritage, is holding a special festive Christmas lights trail through the park, running from December  4 to 23 to spread festive cheer.This year, mindful of social distancing, visitors will get a unique opportunity to enjoy an enchanted walk through the winter woodlands and twinkling lights and an opportunity to support a very worthy charity.Santa will make a brief appearance to wave from the drawbridge of the castle and families can meet Christmas characters on the street including the Grinch and Jack Frost while Mrs Claus will be busy in her cottage getting ready for the big day,“While we may not be able to do our usual Santa event at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this year, we wanted to give visitors an opportunity to experience a magical Christmas and help us raise the spirits at Crumlin Children’s Hospital,” explained Shannon Heritage Head of Commercial Operations Vanessa McTigue.“To do this we have created a ‘Giving Tree’ at our Folk Park entrance building, where visitors and members of the public can donate a gift in aid of CMRF Crumlin Toy appeal, one of our Shannon Group’s chosen charities for 2020.The charity is dedicated to providing vital funding to paediatric research and critical supports to sick children from all over Ireland.As Santa has to adhere to social distancing, he will not be able to sit and chat in his grotto with children as he would have done in previous years. He will however be making a whistle-stop visit to the drawbridge of Bunratty Castle to deliver a very special Christmas message before taking off to his workshop in the North Pole.Mrs Claus will be holding the fort in the Golden Vale farmhouse as she busily prepares for Christmas. Visitors can enjoy the wonder of the beautifully decorated Corn Barn, where the reindeers are preparing for their journey to the North Pole and the elves are busy making toys in their workshop.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event is capacity controlled and is fully in line with all Covid 19 guidelines. Tickets for the pre-booked event can be purchased online at www.bunrattycastle.ie/book-tickets/ Advertisement Printlast_img read more

Lower gas prices fueling saving, paying off debt

first_imgby: Nanci HellmichSome folks are using their savings from lower gas prices to pay down their bills while others are tucking it away in savings, a new investor survey shows.People say the drop in gas and oil prices since last year is saving them an average of $108 a month, with retirees saving an estimated $68 a month and non-retirees $117, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of 1,011 investors, conducted in late January and early February. The median age of retirees was 69; non-retirees, 47. An investor was defined as an adult in a household with $10,000 or more in savings and investments.The data show that 7 out of 10 respondents are using the extra money to improve their personal balance sheets, which is “good news,” says Joe Ready, director of institutional retirement for Wells Fargo.More than a third (37%) say they’re using the extra money to pay down bills, and a third (33%) are adding to their savings. Only a quarter (25%) are using it for additional purchases. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more