Another Highlight Will Be The Fashions Designed By Timothy Westbrook, A Former Pfister Hotel Artist In Residence And “project Runway” Contestant Now Working As A Designer In New York.

2016mkefilmfestivaldates_storyflow 14. One treat will be the four artists singing the classic “Edelweiss.” You can see the four Von Trapp great grandchildren singing it here, but I’d bet the Florentine version will be significantly better. Four Florentine Studio Artists will perform: soprano Ariana Douglas, mezzo-soprano Katherine Fill, tenor Thomas Leighton and baritone Leroy Y. Davis. Accompanying them will be pianist Ruben Pilirainen and double bassist Barry Paul Clark. Another highlight will be the fashions designed by Timothy Westbrook, a former Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence and “Project Runway” contestant now working as a designer in New York. Information on tickets and showtimes for the event is available here . 700 N. Water St., Suite 950 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Post your comment/review now Facebook comments Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff. 7, 2016 Madison365 presents the third in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector. 7, 2016 At 84 years old, Richard (Dick) Larsen calls retirement his “second life.” No longer running the business he founded, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, Larsen now fills his time serving on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. 6, 2016 Milwaukee County officials yesterday announced that the Mitchell Park Domes would be closed over the weekend due to safety concerns about falling debris. 5, 2016 The West End Conservatory is the story of a burning vision shared by two Milwaukee jazz musicians with surplus talent, energy, intelligence and pure grit. But the flame almost went out early on. OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Feb. 4, 2016 The great Milwaukee weekend is here and it is jam packed with options for you! You could watch your favorite Disney characters take the ice at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, hit up Mittenfest and experience a winter street festival, attend the Gospel Jubilee, see Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and so much more. Make it a great one! 4, 2016 It’s one of Milwaukee’s most cherished and distinctive traditions: the Friday fish fry. The tradition is live and thriving in Milwaukee — especially with the start of Lent.

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Mst February 3, 2016 Chocolate Fantasia Returns To Silver City On Saturday, Feb.

635900231131350817-Choc-Fantasia-logo-2016-279x300.png Post to Facebook Chocolate Fantasia returns to Silver City Saturday Willy Wonka would be proud of Silver City this weekend when the Chocolate Fantasia returns. Check out this story on scsun-news.com: http://scsun.co/1X11NB7 CancelSend A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Chocolate Fantasia returns to Silver City Saturday Sun-News Staff Report 2:07 p.m. MST February 3, 2016 Chocolate Fantasia returns to Silver City on Saturday, Feb. 6. (Photo: Courtesy Art) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENTEMAILMORE SILVER CITY Willy Wonka would be proud of Silver City this weekend when the Chocolate Fantasia returns just in time for Valentines Day. The annual homage to the cacao bean, sponsored by the Mimbres Region Arts Council, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and the event features a dozen or more locations throughout Historic Downtown, where visitors can sample the best of Grant Countys confectioners, whose recipes range from the tried-and-true to the daring. Chocolate Stop maps and empty Valentine boxes ($2 each for collecting your chocolates) will be available at Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters at the Family Karate Center at 416 N Bullard St. The gourmet chocolates are created locally. Tickets are $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate from more than 30 chocolate stops. A distinguished panel of local citizens will be judging the chocolates and host sites throughout the day in a number of categories. The ever-popular Peoples Choice Awards is back again as well, so ticket holders can vote on the back of each ticket after all 20 chocolates have been collected. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Little Toad Creek Brewery, 200 N Bullard, at 4:30 p.m., directly following the event. Visitors can also go to the Taste the Bern event during Chocolate Fantasia Saturday. The Bernie Sanders Campaign Center will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be serving jalapeno poppers and hot drinks as well as chocolates. At2 p.m.Sauber and Rick Lass will give a focused presentation of the Sanders campaign, and how to get involved locally. “We hope the folks in town for Chocolate Fantasia will come in to get a delicious taste of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president,” says volunteer campaigner Mike Sauber. Music at the Chocolate Fantasia will be provided by Fiddling Friends and Big Ditch Crickets, who will perform at noon at theHubby the mural.

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Not Because We Loved It Or It Felt Special, But Because My Mother Is Vegan And It Was Easy For Her To Cook.

Associated Press It’s the malleability of Christmas dinner that can make it so challenging to plan. Which is to say, choice can be intimidating. At Thanksgiving, it’s about the turkey. Valentine’s Day demands chocolate. Easter? Ham or lamb. And Fourth of July is all burgers and dogs all the time. But Christmas doesn’t enjoy a similar food association that presets the menu as happens with so many other holidays. (And Christmas goose doesn’t count because that only happens in Dickens’ novels.) All of which tends to leave us scrambling. When I was a kid, my mother often did ham. Not because we loved it or it felt special, but because my mother is vegan and it was easy for her to cook. When I was a teenager, we switched to mountains of shrimp with butter. Also easy, and because why not? After I got married, we started eating Italian. Not because we’re Italian, but because pasta and meatballs is a quick and easy meal to assemble in the midst of the gifting and visiting chaos. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I finally settled on something that not only was easy, but also felt celebratory. A massive beef roast. Not earth shattering, of course. But for some reason it took nearly 40 years for me to reach this point. Tender and juicy, a roast feels indulgent. And when treated right, it can pack tons of flavor. But it also is utterly simple to prepare. So I’m sharing my Christmas beef roast recipe, which gets intense savory flavors from a rub of fresh rosemary and cracked peppercorns. All you need to do is rub it on the meat, pop it in the oven, then head back to the festivities. This recipe even makes its own side dish butter-roasted potatoes that bathe in the juices of the meat. ___ This Nov. 2, 2015 photo shows rosemary pepper roast beef with butter potatoes in Concord, NH. Add in ROSEMARY-PEPPER ROAST BEEF WITH BUTTER POTATOES Start to finish: 2 hours 15 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 10 2 pounds new or other small potatoes 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted This Nov. 2, 2015 photo shows rosemary pepper roast beef with butter potatoes in Concord, NH. Add in 2 tablespoons black or mixed peppercorns 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves 1/4 cup olive oil This Nov. 2, 2015 photo shows rosemary pepper roast beef with butter potatoes in Concord, NH.

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Investigators Said The Men Stole $1,500 Worth Of Candy From The Stores.

MPD released surveillance pictures of four men inside a Kroger and Family Dollar in Cordova. Investigators said the men stole $1,500 worth of candy from the stores. If you can identify the men, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH and reference the following report numbers:1512001397ME & 1512001368ME Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved. News on WMCTV.comNews More>> Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:20 PM EST2015-12-10 00:20:02 GMT (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Two Bolton High School students have been disciplined for inappropriate conduct on campus. More >> Two Bolton High School students have been disciplined for inappropriate conduct on campus. Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-12-10 00:18:57 GMT (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5) Raines Police station is one of the multiple places scattered around Memphis that houses untested sexual assault kits. More >> Raines Police station is one of the multiple places scattered around Memphis that houses untested sexual assault kits. Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:13 PM EST2015-12-10 00:13:49 GMT (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5) It is the Mid-South’s new one stop shop for fun. Main Event is a 50,000 square foot facility, complete with entertainment and dining. Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:03 PM EST2015-12-10 00:03:34 GMT Darrius Stewart was shot and killed on July 17. (Source: Facebook) Officer Connor Schilling does not intend to request an appeal for the release of the TBI files in the case of Darrius Stewart. More >> Officer Connor Schilling does not intend to request an appeal for the release of the TBI files in the case of Darrius Stewart. Updated: Wednesday, December 9 2015 6:59 PM EST2015-12-09 23:59:40 GMT Memphis police officers rushed to Oak Court Mall after someone fired shots in a parking garage. More >> Memphis police officers rushed to Oak Court Mall after someone fired shots in a parking garage. Updated: Tuesday, December 8 2015 6:11 PM EST2015-12-08 23:11:04 GMT The family of an Abbeville County man think a photograph has captured the image of the guardian angel who was watching over him after a horrific crash. (Photo provided) The family of an Abbeville County man say an angel was watching over their loved one after he was involved in a horrific accident on Highway 252. They say that angel can be seen in a photograph, taken by a pastor who witnessed the accident and stopped to help. More >> The family of an Abbeville County man say an angel was watching over their loved one after he was involved in a horrific accident on Highway 252. They say that angel can be seen in a photograph, taken by a pastor who witnessed the accident and stopped to help. Updated: Wednesday, December 9 2015 6:47 AM EST2015-12-09 11:47:06 GMT A New York girl who lost her family in a fatal house fire two years ago has just one wish this holiday season: to receive Christmas cards. Safyre Terry is the sole survivor of a fire officials have labeled as arson on May 2, 2013 in New York. More >> A New York girl who lost her family in a fatal house fire two years ago has just one wish this holiday season: to receive Christmas cards. Safyre Terry is the sole survivor of a fire officials have labeled as arson on May 2, 2013 in New York. Zurik: LSU releases emails about Les Miles The university released nearly 2,000 emails to us, and theyreveal some of the behind-the-scenes details of how LSU handled Les Miles’ job future. They also reveal discussions of that internal leak.The emails to and from the school’s athletics director and chancellor also reveal some dissension among board members. More >> The university released nearly 2,000 emails to us, and theyreveal some of the behind-the-scenes details of how LSU handled Les Miles’ job future. They also reveal discussions of that internal leak.The emails to and from the school’s athletics director and chancellor also reveal some dissension among board members.

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The Christmas Season Is A Busy Time For The Candy Factory.

Foster makes the 25 different flavors of fudge they sell, Leonard said. The Christmas season is a busy time for The Candy Factory. “We do about 25 percent of our whole year’s business in the month of December,” Leonard said. “We have people now that came in as children that bring their children. We’ve been in business for 37 years, so we have a lot of returning customers.” The Candy Factory offers a wide selection of candy, including such old-time favorites as “Redbird Peppermints made right here in Lexington,” Leonard said. “Manypeople who grew up visiting the store end up buying something they remember from their childhood, such as Mary Janes, Bit-O-Honeys and wax lips.” The Candy Factory hours during the Christmas season are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The store will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 23 and 24. Donation forms for the Empty Stocking Fund run periodically in The Dispatch and can also be sent in on a sheet of paper. All donations should be mailed to The Dispatch, Empty Stocking Fund, P.O.

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As Of Last Year, An Estimated 633,736 People Lived In D.c..

Screen shot 2015-12-02 at 4.46.10 PM Getting Bigger, Whiter, More Educated Posted by Andrew Giambrone on December 3, 2015 at 12:01 am Chocolate City has no majority. For the first time since the 1950s, African-Americans no longer make up at least 50 percent of the District’s population, according to data released today from theU.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Just49.6 percent of D.C.’spopulation identified as black or African American, 40.2 percent white, and 9.9 percent Hispanic or Latino. The District’s overall population has grown more than 8.4 percent as compared with its level in 2010. Since that year, the share of white residents has risenjust over two percentage points (from 38.1 percent of the total population), whereas that of black residents has gone downby more than three percentage points (from 52.9 percent). Those changes, while hiding the fact that the absolute numbersof both white and black people in D.C.haveincreased by the thousands since 2010, reveal that the white population is growing at a quicker rate. From 2010 to 2014, the relative share of Hispanic/Latino residents jumped about 1 percent while that of Asian residents rose just 0.1 percent. As of last year, an estimated 633,736 people lived in D.C.. The biggest share of those residents, 22.1 percent, were between the ages of 25 and 34, while the second largest share, 13.7 percent, were between 35 and 44. In terms of education, nearly90 percent of D.C. denizenshad a least a high-school diploma in 2014. But only 53.4 percent hada bachelor’s degree or higher. Still, both of those shares grew from their 2010 levels, by 2.4and 4.2percentage points, respectively. Median and mean household income are also up by more than $10,000: in 2014, the former was $69,235 and the latter was $104,615. Those reported increases in income among District dwellers come as many counties across the country experiencedreported decreases: The census data also lends evidence to what many know anecdotally about D.C.:A large portion of people who live here are burdened by their housing costs, meaning they contribute more than 30 percent of their income towards rent. In 2014, the survey finds, roughly halfof residents paid above that threshold on gross rent; median rent rose 22.5 percent from 2010, and reached $1,302 last year. Screenshotsvia U.S. Census Bureau

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Larger Than Life And Deliciously Chocolaty, Palmers Mega Coins Will Be Available This Season Everywhere Palmers Line Of Chocolate Novelties Are Sold.

The RM Palmer Mega Coin It’s sure to delight kids of all ages. Reading, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2015 The RM Palmer Company is well-known for introducing fun new candy novelties each holiday season, and 2015s entries to their Christmas holiday line will not disappoint especially one of the biggest, shiniest, chocolatiest confections to be found beneath this years Christmas tree: the chocolate Mega Coin. Candy coins have a long tradition as Christmas treats. In the past Palmer has been among the many candy makers producing chocolate doubloons or candy coins made to look like pirates gold. This year, Palmer has minted a uniquely wondrous creation that will surely stand out from the typical candy coin, in flavor and especially in size. Measuring eight inches across and weighing in at a whopping one pound, Palmers Mega Coin is an impressive accomplishment. Made from rich Belgian chocolate, the Mega Coin is sure to please the most discriminating chocolate fan. The coins are renditions of the classic Kennedy half-dollars of the 1960s, themselves popular stocking stuffers once upon a time. Each super-sized coin is festively wrapped in bright foil, ready to be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Larger than life and deliciously chocolaty, Palmers Mega Coins will be available this season everywhere Palmers line of chocolate novelties are sold. Visit Palmers holiday website to find a retailer near you. ABOUT RM PALMER COMPANY The RM Palmer Company has been crafting fun, seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948. Today, the R.M. Palmer Company is the 75th largest confectioner in the world, with more than $200 million in annual sales and is the 21st largest confectioner in North America (according to candyindustry.com). From their headquarters in West Reading, PA, Palmers 850 dedicated employees design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique items to nearly 100,000 retail locations in North America – making Palmer one of Americas largest and most innovative confectioners. For more information about R.M. Palmer Company, visit http://www.rmpalmer.com .

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Amy's Cash-for-candy, An Annual Charity Candy Buy Back Event Held At Dental Wellness Of Westchase In Tampa, Fl.

12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –More than 100 children participated and approximately 300 lbs. of candy were collected at Dr. Amy’s Cash-for-Candy, an annual charity Candy Buy Back event held at Dental Wellness of Westchase in Tampa, Fl. Children received $1 for every pound of candy donated and a new toothbrush at the event held on Nov. 5 by the Tampa dental practice. The cash for candy event is held each year following Halloween. The donated treats will be sent overseas via Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 150,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Operation Gratitude also encourages the donation of dental items including commercially sealed Lip Balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss and travel-size mouthwash. For more information about the buyback or Dental Wellness of Westchase, call the office at 813-855 CARE, visit the practice’s Facebook page or visit dentalwellnessofwestchase.com . About: Dental Wellness of Westchase is a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Services include sedation dentistry, dental implants and ClearCorrect. Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis and staff are absolutely dedicated to partnering with you to achieve optimal dental health and beauty through cosmetic dentistry. For more information, call our office today at (813) 855-2273. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dental-wellness-of-westchase-collects-candy-for-charity-300177612.html Operation Gratitude

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Watch Lemonis Assist Other Struggling Business On The Profit, Airing Tuesdays At 10pm Et/pt On Cnbc.

The location, formerly known as the Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique, has been undergoing renovations since August to convert the space into a full-service Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop boasting a fully functioning candy factory and dessert bar. “We can’t believe the time has finally come for our Lake Forest location to open, and it’s been very surreal to see this space transform into our newest Sweet Pete’s location since we announced we would be expanding nationally,” said owner, Allison Behringer. “We are looking forward to sharing this experience with all of the candy lovers of Chicago and begin offering our sweet treats and services in this new and exciting market.” The grand opening celebration is open to the public and will run all-day on November 13. The event will feature music, exciting giveaways, games, prizes, candy making tutorials and more. Visitors can satisfy their sweet tooth with items such as gourmet chocolate, ice cream, frozen yogurt, baked goods, an array of candy and snacks and more, and customers will also have the option to create their own bulk custom candy mix finished with a variety of packaging available for special events and gifts. Following in the footsteps of their Jacksonville location, the Sweet Pete’s Lake Forest facility will also offer the Chicagoland community candy making classes and space for birthday parties, field trips and other special events in their private event room. The hours of operation at the Lake Forest location are Sunday thru Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm and Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm. Lemonis initially partnered with the Sweet Pete’s Candy Company based in Jacksonville, Florida on the hit CNBC reality series, The Profit, where Lemonis stepped in to assist Pete and Allison Behringer with the expansion of their business facility and product offering. Pete has a wealth of knowledge in the candy business and has been making treats for over 20 years. Since the episode aired, Sweet Pete’s has since relocated to a 23,000-square-foot building in Downtown Jacksonville. Watch Lemonis assist other struggling business on The Profit, airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC. About Sweet Pete’s Sweet Pete’s is a specialty sweets and snack shop that opened its doors in 2010 after owner Peter Behringer, known better as “Sweet Pete,” decided to turn his love for candy making into a business in order to share his creations and passion with others. Behringer possesses over 20 years of candy making experience and was raised in the chocolate industry, spending the earlier years of his life working for his mother’s family-run chocolate business. Sweet Pete’s relocated and expanded into a 23,000 square-foot facility in Jacksonville, FL in 2014, which is believed to be the world’s largest candy shop. Today, Sweet Pete’s manufactures a line of quality chocolates and sells almost a thousand different types of candies, while also offering a large retail store, full-service restaurant and bar, rooftop patio, dessert bar, candy making classes and more at the Jacksonville location. Find out why Sweet Pete’s is the sweetest destination on earth by visiting www.sweetpetescandy.com , follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sweetpetes , and Twitter @sweetpetes. About Marcus Lemonis Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world’s largest RV owner’s organization. Visit www.campingworld.com Lemonis is also known as the “business turnaround king” and host of CNBC’s prime time reality series, The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a “Three P” principle: People, Process, and Product. The new season of The Profit airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC. More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at http://www.marcuslemonis.com , Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marcus.lemonis and Twitter @MarcusLemonis. Marcus Lemonis

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Just Explains In A News Release: This Means That Diets And Health Campaigns Aimed At Reducing And Preventing Obesity May Be Off Track If They Hinge On Demonizing Specific Foods.

For 95 percent of adults studied, consumption of soda, candy and fast food was unrelated to body mass index (BMI), according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Obesity Science & Practice . BMI is a measure of weight that also takes height into consideration. To find out what your BMI is, visit the National Institutes of Healths BMI calculator . For the study, David Just and Brian Wansink the co-directors of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab reviewed a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States. They found no significant difference in how much junk food was consumed by people of healthy weights and people who were overweight. The only exceptions they found were for people with BMIs that were extremely low (meaning they are chronically underweight) or extremely high (meaning they are morbidly obese). Just explains in a news release: This means that diets and health campaigns aimed at reducing and preventing obesity may be off track if they hinge on demonizing specific foods. If we want real change we need to look at the overall diet and physical activity. Narrowly targeting junk foods is not just ineffective, it may be self-defeating as it distracts from the real underlying causes of obesity. The researchers also found that, as of 2010, the average American consumes about 500 more calories per day than was consumed in 1970. Watch the video of Junk Food Not Behind Our Weight Problems, Study Says on MoneyTalksNews.com. The researchers therefore recommend: Dont deprive yourself of your favorite foods because that can result in frustration and ultimately have little impact on overall weight. Do monitor overall calorie consumption from meals and snacking. Do be conscious of intake of added fats like salad dressing, cooking oils, cream, sour cream and things containing lots of flour, such as cereal, bread and baked goods, as these are the foods that Americans are eating more of. What do you think is most to blame for obesity? Sound off in our Forums . Its the place where you can speak your mind, explore topics in-depth, and post questions and get answers.

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