Immigrants’ fears fuel outreach at Maryland church targeted by post-election…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Washington Bishop Mariann Budde, left, and the Rev. Francisco Valle, assistant priest and leader of the Spanish-language Mass at Church of Our Saviour in Silver Spring, Maryland, hold a sign that reads “Love Wins” following an incident of racist vandalism at the church on Nov. 13. The Rev. Robert Harvey, the church’s rector is at the far right. Photo: Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The four hate-filled words were gone almost as quickly as they were discovered, scrawled across a sign and a wall at Church of Our Saviour in Silver Spring, Maryland, on the first Sunday after November’s presidential election.The Rev. Robert Harvey said the church waited long enough that day for authorities to take pictures of the graffiti before removing any trace of the message – “Trump Nation Whites Only” – and responding with messages of love and welcome.The church has not been targeted by any additional acts of vandalism, Harvey said, and surveillance cameras are being installed to improve security. But the sense of unease has only grown in this congregation since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. About 85 percent of the church’s members are immigrants, many of them from West Africa and Latin America, and they have been particularly alarmed by two developments: Trump’s executive order restricting entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations and reports of federal immigration raids in some U.S. cities.“Right now, many of my members are afraid,” Harvey said. “Many of the people here realize how urgent this issue has become about their immigration status.”That urgency has led to action. In response to the vandalism in November and the Trump administration’s moves on immigration this year, Our Saviour has joined with other churches in the area, as well as synagogues and mosques, to develop an interfaith alliance seeking solidarity against religious and racial hatred. Harvey, meanwhile, is developing contacts with both lawmakers and immigration attorneys to directly assist parish members in documenting their legal status.And, Our Saviour is one of several churches in the Diocese of Washington considering becoming sanctuary churches that offer safe haven for immigrants facing deportation.“It’s a very sobering time. People are organizing in a variety of ways,” Washington Bishop Mariann Budde said, adding that there is “strength in that solidarity.”“The Episcopal Church is part of a larger movement here, and that’s a good thing,” she said.The Episcopal Diocese of Washington extends into the Maryland suburbs around the District of Columbia and includes Silver Spring,home to more than 70,000 people just north of the capital city. Our Saviour includes members from more than 50 countries, Harvey said, from Sierra Leone to El Salvador. The multicultural congregation has grown over the past decade even as white membership has declined, he said.About 380 people now attend one of the parish’s three Sunday services, with significant growth at the Spanish-language service on Sunday afternoons.Budde made a point to attend the afternoon service on Nov. 13, hours after Harvey called to notify her that someone had vandalized the red-brick wall in the church’s memorial garden and a sign advertising its weekly Spanish-language mass.In a show of support, attendance at that Sunday’s afternoon service nearly tripled from the typical 100, and Budde spoke out against hate speech in comments to reporters after the service.“I would call especially upon the president-elect and those who voted for him to separate themselves from acts of violence and hate that are being perpetrated in his name,” Budde said during the service.That imperative resonated with Harvey. “I stand by that still,” he said this week, but he does not think Trump or his supporters have done enough to reject hate-filled rhetoric.“Absolutely not,” he said. “Not even close.”At a freewheeling and often combative news conference Feb. 16, Trump responded briefly to a reporter’s question seeking comment on racist comments made in his name, turning the focus instead to what his opponents have been saying.“Some of the signs you’ll see are not put up by the people that love or like Donald Trump,” he said. “They’re put up by the other side. … It won’t be my people, it will be people on the other side.”‘Anxiety and uncertainty’Budde said this week that Trump’s recent comments and executive actions on immigration are concerning.“That does nothing to calm people’s fears or to assuage any doubt about the priorities of the administration,” she said. “I think it’s pretty obvious that in terms of the anxiety and uncertainty that immigrants feel in this county, it’s gotten worse since the president has taken office.”Such uncertainty has prompted immigrants who attend Our Saviour to take precautions to ensure their residency status is secure, making sure their documentation is in order, Harvey said. Some are here with work permits, others green cards. Some may be married to American citizens but have not yet finished the citizenship process themselves. Others came to the country legally but may be at risk of deportation because of expired paperwork.Harvey also said some parishioners reported seeing federal immigration agents in the Silver Spring area, in one case taking two people off a Metro bus.In making contacts with immigration lawyers, he hopes some will provide pro bono assistance to parishioners, and he invited the immigrant support organization CASA de Maryland to speak at next month’s vestry meeting.The Our Saviour vestry, at its Feb. 15 meeting, discussed becoming a sanctuary church, as other Episcopal churches around the country have. Sanctuary churches vow to help protect immigrants from imminent deportation, such as by providing shelter, clothing, food and legal support.Budde said two congregations in the diocese  have committed to becoming sanctuary churches, and four, including Our Saviour, are actively studying it. About a half dozen more have expressed interest in learning about the process.Our Saviour’s vestry decided to wait another month before voting on whether to become a sanctuary church, but the issue of immigration and the Trump administration’s policies continue to motivate the church’s current outreach work toward immigrants.“I was not aware of how critical this was going to be, but it certainly has changed the conversation quite a bit,” Harvey said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Florida nursing homes fare well in federal report, but glaring discrepancies…

first_img TAGSCOVID-19DataMedicaidMedicareNursing HomesThe Center Square Previous article6 Reasons to Pick Up Some PistachiosNext articleProtests and a pandemic: Facial recognition gets another close-up Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Environmental Services member Maggie Masstrapa cleans behind an infection control warning poster at the Palm Garden of Tampa Health and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Chris O’Meara / AP CMS, however, acknowledged data, which ran through May 31, are incomplete.On May 1, CMS issued rules for nursing homes to report COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new reporting requirements excluded assisted living facilities.CMS gave nursing homes a two-week grace period. Only 8,332 of 15,412 nursing homes – 54.1 percent – reported data the first two weeks of May, while 13,600 – or 88 percent – did so the last two weeks of May.Although one-in-seven nursing homes in Florida failed to submit data in the first two weeks of May, the overall response among state nursing homes has been better than most states, with 535 of 698 Florida nursing homes – or 76.6 percent – complying.“We’re going to continue to work on scrubbing the data,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said during a Thursday teleconference. “We may find issues as we go on, but we wanted to be as transparent as we can be with the American people.”According to CMS’ state survey data, nursing homes reported more than 95,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and almost 32,000 deaths in May.Despite having the nation’s oldest population demographically and the third-highest number of nursing home residents, Florida is not within the 10 highest states for COVID-19 deaths and cases among nursing home residents and staff.According to the survey, nursing homes nationwide reported an average of 62 cases per 1,000 nursing home residents. Florida’s tally was 39.8.Nursing homes nationwide reported an average of 27.5 COVID-19 deaths per 1,000 nursing home residents, according to CMS. Florida’s ratio was 17.9.The survey indicated nursing homes nationwide reported an average of 39.5 cases among staff per 1,000 nursing home residents. Florida nursing homes reported 27.5. Nursing homes nationwide reported an average of 0.9 COVID-19 staff deaths per 1,000 nursing home residents. Florida’s tally was 0.2.The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) hailed the CMS report.“These new numbers show what an incredible job our dedicated health care workers are doing at long-term care centers across Florida, despite overwhelming odds,” FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed said in a statement. “There is no question that nursing home residents are at the highest risk for the challenges presented by COVID-19, and long-term care centers are dealing with unprecedented challenges faced nowhere else.”The Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times and other newspapers statewide, however, report glaring discrepancies in the data, which do provide state-by-state breakouts but allows users on the site to see what individual nursing homes report.For instance, Fair Havens Center in Miami Springs, which has reported the most COVID-19-related deaths of any state nursing home, 33, is among 97 Florida nursing homes that didn’t submit data for the CMS report.Meanwhile, Sunset Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Venice listed 103 COVID-19 deaths in the CMS report, but show none on the Florida Department of Health’s report dedicated to nursing homes.In addition, nearly one-in-five Florida nursing homes indicated they don’t have one-week supplies of protective gowns or N95 masks. Roughly 10 don’t have a one-week supply of eye protection and about 5 percent don’t have a one-week supply of gloves or hand sanitizer.Some Florida nursing homes said they don’t have any gowns or N95 masks despite a state Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) mandate that requires nursing homes file a daily report listing shortages for the state’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to fill. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By John Haughey | The Center SquareThe U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted its first set of COVID-19 data collected from nursing homes nationwide, and it indicates Florida is below the national average in the per-capita number of nursing home cases and deaths among residents and staff. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Dimitri Yachvili forgets he’s playing rugby, backheels pass for Erik Lund try

first_imgTuesday Apr 2, 2013 Dimitri Yachvili forgets he’s playing rugby, backheels pass for Erik Lund try Scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvilli kicked 17 points as Biarritz beat Grenoble 33-16 at the Parc des Sports d’Aguilera on Friday night. He also set up a try with a neat bit of ball control that looked more suited to a football field than a muddy rugby pitch. Second half tries by Zee Ngwenya and Erik Lund contributed to the win in wet conditions, but it was Yachvilli’s kicking prowess that kept the scoreboard ticking as he slotted every attempt on goal.Lund’s try came from a great bit of play by the multi-talented Yachvilli, as he dribbled the ball ahead then went for the inside-backheel-flick, knowing there was support looming. It worked – only just – and Lund gathered, dived over, and sealed the win.Biarritz are currently in eigth place on the Top 14 table. You can view full match highlights here.Time: 1:03Credit: BoucherieOvalieADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Vila Campo Belo House / DT Estúdio

first_img Vila Campo Belo House / DT Estúdio CopyHouses, Renovation•São Paulo, Brazil Brazil 2013 ArchDaily Photographs Year:  “COPY” Architects: DT Estúdio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Area:  110 m² Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/539545/vila-campo-belo-house-dt-estudio Clipboard 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/539545/vila-campo-belo-house-dt-estudio Clipboard Save this picture!© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio+ 25 Share Vila Campo Belo House / DT EstúdioSave this projectSaveVila Campo Belo House / DT Estúdio photographs:  Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioPhotographs:  Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioSave this picture!© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. A couple of architects from DT Studio, during one of their bike rides, passed by a closed condo in Sao Paulo and decided to take a look. The condo was unpretentious, consisting of seven houses with its original facades from 60’s. They had heard that none of them had been put for sale for the last 18 years, but at that moment, one was for sale. The couple immediately started to daydream and make plans. It was everything they always wanted: A charming home with 100m², side corridor that could be transformed into a garden, a small room in the backyard that could be set as an office / guest bedroom, large rooms and efficient circulation. The very next day, they called the salesperson and then closed the deal.Save this picture!© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioThe greatest source of inspiration for the project was that the house had been kept very close to its original state. It didn’t take them much to define the concept: The general characteristics of the house would be kept and highlighted, therefore,  creating a new, modern identity for the residence. The first decision taken was to remove the wall that separated the kitchen from the living and dining room, creating, thus, a large multipurpose room. To do so, a structural reinforcement was needed and the new steel beam would be apparent.Save this picture!SectionThe room in the backyard has been completely modified to house the service area and office with private bathroom that could be reversed into a guest suite. A frame of three sheets, two made of glass and one screened would open both spaces to the garden. The highlight here is the charming three-color hydraulic floor tiles in the outdoor area and also inside the little house in the backyard.Save this picture!© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioThe kitchen vitro gave place to two sliding doors and the room received a wood floor with another new format and pagination. From the backyard we can see the ample space comprising kitchen, dining and lounge.Save this picture!Floor PlanSpecial attention was devoted to the multipurpose room: The color palette of blues and grays was balanced with the warm tones of the Pequiá wood floor and brick wall. In the kitchen, the technocement contrasts with red and white cabinets. The countertop is Caesarstone Osprey. As for lighting, the original molding was “mirrored” to the kitchen, creating a homogeneous light distribution. Glass sconces, a Foscarini Chouchin pendant over the dinner table and a Parentesi lampshade were proposed for localized lighting. A lower window close to the kitchen floor allows a view of the garden and keeps privacy.Save this picture!© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioThe wooden windows of the rooms as well as the iron bars of the windows and railings were kept. The decoration took into account the desire for joyous, practical and comfortable spaces and the personal taste of the owners and architects: Dark wooden antique furniture pieces, inherited and of sentimental value, were mixed with clean contemporary pieces in bright wood.Save this picture!© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada EstúdioThe bedrooms had their original parquet floor of Peroba Rosa restored and its doors painted in blue. The upper floor bathroom has been completely redesigned to create a better use of space. Emphasis on the hydraulic floor tiles with a “fish spine” pagination that contrasts with the overall white.Project gallerySee allShow lessCraigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen ThorpSelected ProjectsWhy Not Hand A Hermit Crab a Shelter?Architecture News Share Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeDT EstúdioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSão PauloHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBrazilPublished on August 25, 2014Cite: “Vila Campo Belo House / DT Estúdio” 25 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Who would be on your Fantasy Charity Board?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Volunteering Fantasy Charity Board is a new game for UK charity staff, inviting them to submit their list of 11 names that in a perfect world they would have on their charity’s board of trustees.Created by Mark Atkinson of VCSchange, each proposed Board will be pitted against the other entries. The winning board will be promoted nationally. Atkinson hopes that the light-hearted approach will help to promote thinking about Board make-up and charity governance.Part of the game includes a short survey which is designed to shed some light on the world of trustee recruitment, induction and engagement.There are prizes on offer for the winner, from VCSchange, the Institute of Fundraising, campaigning specialists The Pressure Group, and Affinity Marketing Ltd.Fantasy Charity Board opens for play from 9am on 21 October and will run till 5pm on 15 November. Who would be on your Fantasy Charity Board?  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 October 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Honour for Killaloe coast guard

first_imgEmail Previous articleNew approach for retail strategyNext articleSinnott demands care for cancer patients admin Advertisement THE Killaloe Coast Guard Unit is to become first ever coast guard representatives to march in a New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.The volunteers have been invited to march in New York, at the invitation of the US Coast Guard. Meanwhile, Minister of State Noel Ahern presented Irish, US and Irish Coast Guard marching flags to a delegation of the East Clare unit. Print NewsLocal NewsHonour for Killaloe coast guardBy admin – February 18, 2009 658 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Government failing to deliver promised apprenticeship reform says Limerick TD

first_imgPrint TAGSBusiness Enterprise and InnovationDeputy Maurice Quinlivangovernmentparliamentary questionSinn Fein NewsPoliticsGovernment failing to deliver promised apprenticeship reform says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – May 9, 2018 1217 Email Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Previous articleUniversity of Limerick awarded two esteemed awardsNext articleNew aviation training campus lands in Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Sinn Finn TD for Limerick City, Maurice Quinlivan.Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD today said that the government is failing to deliver on the promised apprenticeship reform and expansion, as figures obtained by him show the government is missing its own targets by a considerable margin.Speaking today the Limerick City TD said;“Figures released to me in response to a Parliamentary Question show that only 335 people took part in newly established apprenticeship programmes last year, significantly missing the government’s own target of 800 for 2017.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In addition, only 9 of the promised 15 new apprenticeship programmes were introduced last year.“To miss the number of new registrations by 58%, and only deliver 40% of the promised new programmes is totally unacceptable, and shows a complete lack of effort and priority.“Last year, I got a response from a Parliamentary Question outlining an estimated apprenticeship budget for 2018 of €135.3 million. A later response outlined that the actual budget for 2018 would be €122 million, over €13 million less in funding.“It appears that funding for apprenticeships has become a casualty of Fine Gael’s €335 million tax giveaway budget, and I have no doubt the targets will be missed again this year as a result.“Evidence of this can already be seen in the fact that, despite being 5 months into 2018, only 3% of the government’s target of new registrations for this year, have been achieved to date.“The need for more apprenticeship places and alternative programmes is clear. We need to increase this method of training and education, not just to give young people more tertiary education options, but also to equip Ireland with the skilled workers needed for growing and emerging industries.​”​We have to establish apprenticeships as a real alternative career choice for people, we need to champion this method of education and training.” Deputy Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. center_img Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee Facebook Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Advertisement Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Pension issue is hot election topiclast_img read more

Leas Ceann Comhairle rejects censorship claims during Dáil exchanges on blogger

first_img Leas Ceann Comhairle rejects censorship claims during Dáil exchanges on blogger Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleCinneadh an Rialtais maidir le hainm Roinn nua an Aire Humphreys agus Coistí RialtaisNext articleEU Brexit negotiator says a “frictionless” border with Ireland simply not possible if the UK leaves single market News Highland Pinterest Ministers have been accused of using Gardai as their personal police, in the Dáil chamber this afternoon.It follows the detention of a blogger while travelling through Dublin Airport last week.The blogger was cautioned over a blog post questioning the personal business dealings of the Social Protection minister, Regina Doherty.A spokesperson for the minister confirmed earlier this week that a Garda complaint had been made, and could not comment further.Ruth Coppinger of Solidarity says the role of the Gardai is sinister – As Coppinger continued, she was interrupted by the Leas Ceann Comhairle, Pat the Cope Gallagher, who said the issue should not be raised during Promised Legislation speaking time:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/14copping.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“More censorship,” shouted, Solidarity-PBP TD Mick Barry.“Withdraw that, that this is censorship,” replied the Leas Ceann Comhairle, who said he was just complying with and implementing the regulations of the House. Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+center_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – July 6, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 19th June

first_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 19th June:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/19news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 19th June AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Facebookcenter_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – June 19, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleRyder Cup hopefuls Pieters, Levy and Olesen chase Ballyliffin gloryNext articleDonegal Chairman urging supporters to get Ulster Final Tickets News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

Bestselling children’s author to sign books at Brundidge library

first_img The name Nancy Tillman might not immediately ring a bell but most anyone with a young child in the family will recognize the book titled, “On the Night You Were Born.”Tillman is the author of the New York Times Bestseller that is a popular gift for newborns. The “baby” book celebrates the “one and only ever you.”Tillman will be the guest author at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge Saturday. The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. author’s talk. Tillman will also be available to autograph her books so those attending are invited to bring their Nancy Tillman books to be signed. Bestselling children’s author to sign books at Brundidge library Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2018 You Might Like “It’s perfect for letting the special people in our lives know how much they are loved,” she said.Although “On the Night You Were Born, is perhaps, Tillman’s most popular book, it is not her only “Best Seller.’“Wherever You Are, My Love will Find You” and “I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love”are also on the New York Times Bestseller list, along with “The Crown on Your Head” and “You’re Here for a Reason.” RELAY FOR LIFE: Community teams up against cancer A year’s worth of fundraising work culminated in the 2018 Pike County Relay for Life Friday night at the Troy… read more By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Nancy Tillman is a award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books,” said Theresa Trawick, library director. “We are so fortunate to have a New York Times Bestselling author visit the Tupper Library. Nancy is the daughter of Susie Hastey of Brundidge. She will be here to visit with her mother on Mother’s Day and has graciously agreed to visit the library.”Tillman will share the inspiration for her books, which bring wonder and magic to the world.Trawick said “On the Night You Were Born” is a masterpiece. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Tillman’s “Tumford” books are popular with young readers. Kids love Tumford. She will surely talk about Tumford and how the fun-loving cat can never seem to stay away from trouble.Tillman’s “The Spirit of Christmas” is a much-read book during the holiday season.The award-winning author joined with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to publish “Let There Be Light,” which is the Archbishop’s rendition of the creation story. For Tillman, it was a once-in-a-lifetime honor to illustrate a book for the Archbishop.“Nancy Tillman was born in Birmingham and spent most of her growing up years in Columbus, Georgia,” Trawick said. “She graduate from Rollins College with a degree in English literature.”Tillman co-founded an advertising agency in Dallas, Texas but left the agency to start a family.“Nancy said she was fortunate that her husband had a job that allowed her to stay home and raise their children,” Trawick said. “She self-published her first book, ‘On the Night You Were Born,’ in 2005. Her goal then was to give parents words to say what they feel about their children and that continues to be her goal. We are excited to have Nancy Tillman at the Tupper Library and look forward to her visit.”The author’s visit will be an event of the Brundidge Business Association’s Spring Festival that will be held on the library grounds on Saturday. There is no admission charge to the library presentation or the arts and crafts festival. Print Articlelast_img read more