03 Organic secrets

first_img Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 3 If you prefer to use few or no pesticides in your garden, you can still grow bountiful crops. The secret to organic gardening is to follow good gardening practices as closely as possible.Here are a few ideas: Crop rotation. Avoid planting the same crop in the same place year after year. Rotating crops helps keep vital soil nutrients from being depleted.For example, legumes add nitrogen to the soil, and tomatoes take nitrogen away. Crop rotation also tends to prevent the buildup of diseases and insect pests. Heat up your soil. Loosen the soil with a rototiller or a turning fork. After tilling, cover the area with black plastic. Seal the edges with stones or soil to keep in heat and moisture.The heat that builds up beneath the plastic will kill weeds, most garden pests and their eggs and other nasty organisms. Leave the plastic in place for several weeks — the longer the better.If you can’t spare the entire garden, split it and treat half at a time. This is called soil solarization. Keep gardens weed-free. Weeds compete with your plants for water, nutrients and light. They’re a favorite hiding place, too, for insects and disease.Weeding regularly rather than all at a time makes the job more manageable. Don’t throw weeds on the compost pile, though, as you might replant the seeds when you use the compost. Space plants properly. Plants need good air circulation to breathe and stay healthy. Proper spacing allows better air circulation and more rapid drying after rains. Remove anything that restricts airflow. Prune and remove dead or diseased shoots, too. Don’t rush the garden. Never work it when the soil is too wet. If you pick up a handful of soil, form a ball and drop it to the ground, and it doesn’t break apart, the soil is too wet. Choose the right varieties.Go for the ones that are adapted to growing conditions in your area. Contact your University of Georgia Extension Service county office for information about plants suited for your area. Get the right seeds and plants. Buy the ones that are disease- and pest-resistant. In seed catalogs, on seed packets and on seedling plant tags, look for the letters V (verticillium), F (fusarium), N (nematodes) and T (tobacco mosaic virus). These letters tell what the cultivars are resistant to. Water from the bottom. If possible, soak the roots rather than apply water overhead. Damp leaves are the perfect locale for fungi. If overhead watering is your only option, do it in the early morning so the sun’s warmth will dry plant leaves faster. By Wayne McLaurin Georgia Extension Servicelast_img read more

MarketMaker

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaIf you have Georgia on your mind and need a taste of it in your belly, a new Web site from the University of Georgia can help with your search.The UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has rolled out Georgia MarketMaker (www.marketmaker.uga.edu). The interactive Web site has one of the most extensive searchable collections of food-industry data in the country.”Our goal is to help producers sell their products and help provide markets for Georgia’s farmers,” said Kent Wolfe, a UGA Cooperative Extension marketing and finance specialist.Restaurants in cities like to serve locally grown meats, vegetables, fruits and beverages. “MarketMaker allows producers to sell directly to consumers and make more money,” he said. “We’d like to see it evolve into a locally-grown-food network.”It’s a network that’s already growing fast.The University of Illinois Extension created the original program in 2004. Wolfe and Sharon Kane, a CAED food-business development specialist, helped bring MarketMaker to Georgia. Other states in the growing national system are Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky and New York. Set to come online soon are Michigan, Indiana and Mississippi.”Georgia businesses and producers can also search those states for produce and other farm products and vice versa,” Kane said.Georgia’s system, a searchable source for all businesses in the food supply chain, lists over 32,000 food businesses, from grain growers to grocery chains.It works like this: Say you’re looking for locally produced butter for your biscuits. A quick search of MarketMaker could turn up Sparkman’s Cream Valley in Moultrie, Ga.Or if your restaurant needs new lunch items, a few keystrokes will find goat cheese from Thornberry Village Homestead in Jasper, blackberry-muscadine wine from Georgia Wines in Ringgold or organic popcorn from Revival Gardens Organic Produce in Dahlonega.The site is funded by the OneGeorgia Authority, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Cooperative Extension and CAED.”It’s a unique resource because it not only contains a comprehensive database but has demographic information and mapping capabilities,” Kane said.For more information about MarketMaker, call (706) 542-1861, e-mail gamarket@uga.edu or visit www.marketmaker.uga.edu.last_img read more

JPMorgan Chase to restrict lending for new coal mines, coal-fired power plants

first_imgJPMorgan Chase to restrict lending for new coal mines, coal-fired power plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:JPMorgan Chase announced a pledge to facilitate $200 billion in environmental and economic development deals and will pull back from advising and lending to the coal-mining industry.The new targets, disclosed Tuesday in presentations for the New York-based bank’s annual investor day, mark an expansion from previous sustainable financing goals. Apart from helping to fund new climate and economic inclusion projects around the world, the bank said it was taking new steps to accelerate the transition to clean energy.On top of stepping back from advising companies that get most of their revenue from coal extraction, JPMorgan said it will put restrictions on financing new coal-fired power plants, phase out “credit exposure” to the industry by 2024 and will stop funding new oil and gas drilling projects in the Arctic.“This new commitment is intended to address a broader set of challenges in the developing world and developed countries where social and economic development gaps persist,” the bank said in a statement.[Hugh Son]More: JPMorgan announces big moves to support environment, including ending loans to coal industrylast_img read more

December 15, 2003 News and Notes

first_img News anf Notes Thomas M. Messana of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., recently moderated a panel at the American Bar Association’s Business Law meeting in San Diego on “Bankruptcy Crimes.” This meeting was held in conjunction with the 77th Annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Mark Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., Miami, recently received the Millenium Movers “Shaker Award,” in recognition of his work over the past decade with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other children’s charities. He also recently spoke to the speech and debate class at John F. Kennedy Middle School in North Miami Beach. Glen J. Torcivia of the Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates, P.A. has recently been appointed the city attorney for the City of Belle Glade. David J. Lillesand of Lillesand & Associates, P.A., in Miami recently made multiple presentations at Stetson University College of Law two-day seminar on Special Needs Trusts. He spoke on the Basic Eligibility Rules of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for attorneys new to special needs trust planning, on individual case law and legislative SSI changes to advanced attorneys, and participated in an extended panel presentation at the Special Needs Trust V advanced seminar. William P. Sklar of Foley & Lardner’s West Palm Beach office was recently appointed co-chair of Governor Jeb Bush’s Homeowners’ Association Task Force, that work’s to improve the relationships between homeowners’ associations and their members. Matt Firestone of Pohl & Short, P.A., in Winter Park, recently participated in a panel discussion of homeowner association issues at a meeting of the Orange County Homeowners’ Association Alliance. Sylvan “Sonny” Holtzman of Holtzman Equels was elected to a newly created Transportation and Expressway Authority Members of Florida directorship at a recent joint meeting of TEAMFL and the Florida Transportation Commission in Jacksonville. Joanne S. Richards of Stoll, Keenon & Park, LLP, recently spoke at the University of Kentucky on the topic “Understanding and Protecting Biotech Intellectual Property,” in Lexington, Kentucky. Brian L. Tannebaum of Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Pillar Trustee Board of Directors. Charles J. Kovaleski, president, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., Orlando, has been elected president of the Board of Governors for the American Land Title Association, which represents title insurance companies and their agents nationwide. Nancy J. Van Sant of Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Rolnick & Waldman, P.A., Miami, has been elected vice-chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Third District Court of Appeal. Carlton Fields has added eight new associates to its Tampa office in various practice areas. The eight new associates are Lori Baggett, Kristy Parker Brundage, Nicole C. Kibert, Suzette Marteny, Mac Richard McCoy, Kenya J. Reddy, Shuman Sohrn, and David J. Walz. Baggett joins the labor, employment, and immigration practice group. Kibert joins the real estate and mortgage financing practice group. Marteny joins the intellectual property and technology practice group.McCoy joins the litigation and dispute resolution practice group. Parker Brundage joins the construction practice group. Reddy joins the antitrust and trade regulation practice group. Sohrn joins the bankruptcy and creditors’ right practice group, and Walz joins the litigation and dispute resolution practice group David W. Singer of Hollywood was recently elected treasurer of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center Alumni Association Board of Directors. Martin E. Doyle of counsel with Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Rolnick & Waldman, P.A., recently addressed the issues and legalities surrounding merger and acquisition business in the state at a Miami seminar titled “Mergers & Acquisitions in Florida: The Art of Doing Deals.” Wm. Andrew Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, Coral Gables, was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee of the Florida State University Board of Trustees. Haggard also served as a guest speaker at a recent Florida State University forum where he addressed the student body with a presentation titled, “I’m a Trial Lawyer and Damn Proud of It.” Also, the firm’s Daniel D. Dolan II, recently served as co-chair of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association’s Masters of the Courtroom seminar at the University of Miami School of Law and Michael Andrew Haggard served as a panelist at the event, discussing professionalism and ethics. Doris Goldstein of Jacksonville wrote an article on “New Urbanism” featured on the cover of the November/December issue of the ABA magazine Probate and Property. Dorothy Clay Sims of Sims, Amat, Stakenborg & Henry, P.A., Gainesville and Ocala, recently published an article titled “Cross Examining the Neuropsychological Witness” on behalf of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Edward Siegel of Jacksonville has had 10 of his short stories for children included in a new series of workbooks — Focus on Reading Strategies — for middle level schools. Gerald T. Buhr of Tampa spoke on water rights and consumption management at the Water: Clearly Our Most Vital Resource seminar for water management district and the Department of Environmental Protection sponsored by the Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Enola Brown of Enola Brown, P.A., in Tampa recently spoke on Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions at the NBI seminar, An Advanced Look at Florida Real Estate Law. Frank Gassler of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was named chair of the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Section by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Greg Snell, of Rice Rose & Snell in Daytona Beach, has been named chair of the Commerical law Committee of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Eugene G. Beckham of Beckham & Beckham, P.A., in Miami, was named 2003-04 chair of the ABA Section Officer Conference Membership Committee, liaison between the committee and the ABA standing Committee On Membership and Marketing, and membership chair of the Trial Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Jo Ellen Silberstein of Sarasota is having her art displayed at the Provenance Gallery in Sarasota. The show, which runs until December 31, is titled, Law & Art, the Artwork of Jo Ellen Silberstein. Barry Nelson, of Nelson & Levine in North Miami Beach, spoke on Asset Protection and Estate Planning Using Family Limited Partnerships at the Bar’s Tax Section Fall Meeting in Tampa. Karen Stedronsky, Bill Guthrie, and Dan Bachrach of Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., in Orlando wrote chapters for The Florida Bar’s Third Edition of Florida Condominium Law and Practice. Michael J. McNerney, of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, L.L.P., in Ft. Lauderdale, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida College of Law. McNerney has served on the board for nine years. Leonard E. Schulte, who through most of the 1990s was the lead staff person for property and casualty insurance issues in the Florida House of Representatives, and most recently served as staff director of the House Insurance Committee, has joined the Tallahassee office of Foley & Lardner as a public affairs advisor and member of the firm’s Public Affairs Practice Group. Schulte works primarily in the areas of legislative analysis, advocacy, and drafting. Theodore (Ted) Leopold of Ricci & Leopold in West Palm Beach has recevied the 2003 Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee in recognition of his lifelong commitment to the legal profession and civic contributions. December 15, 2003 Regular News December 15, 2003 News and Noteslast_img read more

Tax-free weekend good for members, good for credit unions

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The fastest-growing card portfolios are managed by teams that take a proactive and strategic approach to marketing. Tough competitors in the race for walletshare, these promotion warriors know that annual shopping holidays present one of the best opportunities to engage cardholders.Aside from the usual suspects, like Black Friday, Cyber Monday (and increasingly, Amazon Prime Day), one particularly opportune spending holiday for credit card marketers is the tax-free weekend. Why? Because the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend about $675 on clothes, shoes, gadgets/devices and school supplies.With the right campaign, credit union cards marketers stand an excellent chance of both earning those transactions and helping members save even more during what can be a financially stressful time.Several U.S. states have hosted tax-free weekends for years. With school about to start, the idea is to ease the tax burden on residents while stimulating purchases on things like apparel, school supplies and similar items. Among the states that coordinated tax-free weekends this year was New Mexico, home to CO-OP client Nusenda Credit Union. continue reading »last_img read more

Exclusive: The Strange Case of Long Island’s Stolen Mummy Head

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he sun was setting on Long Island’s longest heat wave when Elaine Colbert allegedly shouldered through the locked side door of a brick-faced Lindenhurst home and stole an ancient Egyptian mummy head.She initially knocked, but got no answer. Growing concerned about the friend she was there to see, Colbert knocked harder and louder. A neighbor overheard the commotion and told Colbert that her friend—the mother of her late ex-boyfriend, whom she visited monthly—had died.“I heard some banging,” the witness later told Suffolk County police, according to court documents detailing the incident. “A few minutes later, Elaine came back, and she had a glass case that had a mummy head in it. Elaine wrapped the mummy head in a towel and said it was hers.”Although the case got little coverage, aside from a brief mention in a local news outlet’s police blotter, it easily ranks as one of the weirdest, most macabre thefts in recent memory on LI.It all started on Catskill Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013—a sweltering week when LI broke its 20-year record for the lengthiest heat wave with weather worthy of the Sahara. The neighbor who witnessed the bizarre incident told Michael Snidersich—who still lives in the house he shared with his late mother. He in turn called 911. Four days later, Colbert was arrested.When the victim reported the theft to police, he told investigators that the mummy head was 4,000 years old and worth $35,000. But the mummy’s identity is unclear and its value remains open to debate.Colbert was originally charged with second-degree burglary, which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Last year, prosecutors dropped that charge and replaced it with two lesser counts: trespassing and petty larceny. That came after much head-scratching at her initial court appearance.“Say that again?” Judge Paul Hensley said when Assistant District Attorney Melissa Grier told him what the 56-year-old woman was accused of stealing. “Mummified head?”Colbert’s first defense attorney was equally baffled.“I don’t know the value of a mummified head at this time,” her court-appointed Legal Aid lawyer, Adam Markou, conceded when prosecutors asked Hensley to set bail for Colbert at $15,000. After the counselor argued that Colbert should be released without bail, the judge set her bail at $200—all the cash her family told Hensley they had at the time.Later, Colbert hired Mineola-based attorney James Pascarella, who negotiated a deal with prosecutors that spared her from landing in the tombs.In February, Judge Derrick Robinson granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal—known as an ACOD for short—that let Colbert avoid either going to jail or admitting to the crime in open court. As long as she has no contact with the criminal justice system for six months, the case will be dropped and sealed. If she abides by those terms, it will be dismissed on July 30, just over two years after the mummy caper. If she doesn’t, she faces up to a year in jail.“My client is giving up any rights to the mummy head which is involved in the allegation,” Pascarella told Robinson at the hearing on Feb. 5.Pascarella said authorities never had a chance to estimate the value of the mummy head because “there were other issues with the case.” Robert Clifford, a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota, did not respond to a request for comment on the mummy’s value.“Our position is my client never stole it,” Pascarella told the Press, adding that Colbert claimed her friend gifted the mummy head to her. “She had permission to be there, and she had permission to have the head.”MUMMY SLIDEEven murkier than the mummy head’s identity is why someone would want to steal it. A few clues were exhumed from Colbert’s signed statement to investigators describing the alleged theft.“I only broke into the house and took the mummy head to protect it,” she said in the statement, according to police. Pascarella claims that Colbert only signed the statement; the police wrote it.Colbert’s elderly friend kept the mummy head in a glass case on a serving table in the dining room. “I ran through the house and went straight for the mummy head in the dining room because it was [her] pride and joy,” Colbert wrote. “I picked up the mummy head and put it in my car and drove home. When I got home, I put the mummy head on my computer table with a cover on it. When I had it at my house, I thought to myself, ‘Now what am I going to do with it?’”Colbert wrote that the woman had “told me she smuggled the mummy head from Egypt in a vase sometime in the Eighties. She said she had a mummy foot also, but I never saw that.”After the crime victim’s son reported the mummy head stolen, Suffolk authorities seized it from Colbert. To ensure the head wasn’t severed in modern times, investigators sent the remains to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Forensic Anthropology unit for testing.“We found that it was an ancient mummified human head without any forensic significance,” Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the agency, told the Press. While the investigators eliminated the possibility of the head being linked to any unsolved missing persons or murder cases, they did not determine exactly how “ancient” it is.Snidersich countered that Colbert never had any rights to the mummy head. He said that the mummy head had not been smuggled, but was purchased legally. When he got it back from Suffolk authorities, he said the mummy’s mouth was missing a tooth or two.“My dad got that piece off consignment,” says Snidersich, recalling the purchase in the 1970s. “I was there when he got it… He was going to resell it here.” For reasons unknown, the family decided to keep the head instead. When his mother died two years ago, Snidersich inherited the mummy head—but only after his surviving brother said that he didn’t want it, he said.The family had been told that the head was “procured” from the Valley of the Nobles in Egypt, but that is difficult to verify.“It was not illegal to bring Egyptian antiquity into the country back then,” he says in his home decorated with Egyptian art. “I don’t know if it is or not now…”Experts say that the ban on selling all antiquities in Egypt was initiated in the early ’70s“My dad wasn’t hiding it,” Snidersich says. “It was wrapped in a towel in a piece of luggage. The guy at Customs unrolled it and said: ‘Who’s this, your uncle?’” He laughed at the memory. The mummy head was allowed to enter America.When Snidersich was growing up, he and his brothers called the mummy head Kharis, from The Mummy horror movie franchise. When one of their brothers admitted he was afraid of it, the others would always wait for him to fall asleep and place the mummy head near his bed. Now, Snidersich hopes to sell the mummy head, which his family believed to be a priest of Amun during the Eighteenth Dynasty, which ruled ancient Egypt through 1292 BC.RETURN OF THE MUMMYRobert Brier, a renowned Egyptologist at LIU Post, said that he would need to see the mummy head in the flesh to verify that it’s real, but that it looks like a credible mummy head from photos that this Press reporter showed him. But he doubts the family’s claims.“There’s always a story that comes with it,” he says. “I don’t think it’s worth more than $5,000.”Regardless of whether its resale value is closer to that of a used car or a new luxury sedan, the Lindenhurst mummy head may be only one of two mummies on LI. The other resides at the Vanderbilt Museum, Mansion and Planetarium in Centerport, which is about to celebrate its 65th anniversary in July.“No one has ever indicated that they have ever seen another mummy” on LI, says Stephanie Gress, director of curatorial affairs at the Vanderbilt Museum. The closest museum with a mummy is in Brooklyn. Gress notes that it’s possible there’s one in a private collection somewhere in Nassau or Suffolk but she’s unaware of it.In 1931 William K Vanderbilt II, a legacy of the American railroad dynasty, paid £280 for his museum’s mummy from a merchant in Cairo. That cost is estimated to be between $18,000 and $29,000 today, when adjusted for inflation and the exchange rate, and it could be worth more given its rarity.For decades, the Vanderbilt mummy has been the center of one of the museum’s most popular educational programs, drawing busloads of students eager to see it. But it’s also the subject of debate.“The whole culture of displaying human remains is a very contentious practice,” Gress says. “Some people find it offensive…It’s a struggle to make sure it’s done in a respectable way.”Back in Lindenhurst, the head of “Kharis” is back on the kitchen table in the glass case from which it was stolen. Where it will roll next is anyone’s guess.last_img read more

World’s oldest forest discovered by Binghamton University researchers

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Researchers at Binghamton University were stumped after discovering what they think is the world’s oldest forest. The team mapped the region, discovered an extensive root system, and found fossils that provided evidence of the forest’s age. Stein and his research team hope to continue to search the Catskill region and compare their findings with fossil forests all around the globe. “It’s kind of like dinosaur footprints. The footprints actually give you a snapshot in time of the behavior of those animals. It’s the same thing, it’s like a fossil footprint of what the forests were like in a snapshot of time,” said Stein. The forest, researchers say, will help scientists determine when forests evolved, giving a clearer picture of the evolutionary timeline. Cairo Forest, located in the Catskill Mountains, is estimated to be 385 million-years-old. Previously, the Gilboa Forest was named the world’s oldest forest, and is also located in the Catskills. Cairo is just a few million years older than Gilboa. “What we did see were evidence of a very large rooting system that were different than what we saw at Gilboa,” said Binghamton University Emeritus Professor of Biology Bill Stein. last_img read more

General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge cancelled

first_img‘The General Clinton Canoe Regatta has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.This has not been an easy decision and we will miss seeing all of you this year. We will be back in 2021. We hope to see all of you then.” Bainbridge (WBNG)- Like many other community gatherings, the 58th annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta has been cancelled for this year. But, it appears the decision has been made much sooner, on the General Clinton Canoe Regatta’s website they are saying they are cancelling the event for this year due to the coronavirus. According to the Chenango County Tourism Facebook page, the announcement of the decision of whether or not the Canoe Regatta was going to be cancelled was originally going to be made on May 1st. They continued on to mention that refunds will be issued automatically for online entries. They also said that they will contact people by email or mail if they sent a paper entry. For more on the coronavirus, click here. In a statement it says,last_img read more

November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy

first_img Economy,  Education,  Energy,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Workforce Development We all know the jobs of tomorrow will require new technical and manufacturing skills. And Pennsylvania is prime to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy. That’s why this month, Governor Tom Wolf continued to highlight how new workforce training and education programs can help bridge the skills gap.ApprenticeshipsFrom innovative workforce training centers to an 150-year-old company, Governor Wolf continued to create new partnerships that will enable more employers to develop specialized training programs, raising the total number of registered apprentices to 15,201 statewide. Governor Wolf also announced statewide efforts to employ more veterans in the utility workforce.Computer Science EducationOver the next decade, 71 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills. This month, Governor Wolf proposed establishing computer science standards across the commonwealth to ensure all students have the skills necessary for emerging high-demand jobs in technology.Job CreationGovernor Wolf applauded national and international companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in Wilkes-Barre, Alpla Inc. in Northampton County, and Highwood USA in Luzerne County, on their plans to expand in Pennsylvania and together create more than 400 Pennsylvanian jobs.ShellFinally, an update from Western PA: Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County began official construction in November.Highlights from November 2017Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 285 New Jobs Through Expansion of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Headquarters in Wilkes-BarreGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 23 Small Business Projects and Nearly 400 New JobsGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Highwood USA, Creation of 58 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces New Effort to Bolster Solar Energy in PennsylvaniaWolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility WorkforceGovernor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program Project to Create Jobs and Bring Natural Gas Energy to More Than 115 PropertiesGovernor Wolf Announces Approval for 227 Community Improvement, Transportation, and Environmental Protection ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces New Solar Grant Program and Approvals of Solar Energy and Building Pennsylvania ProjectsCommunity Development Projects Announced for Allegheny, Montgomery CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals Supporting Seven Business in Our Sites Projects Statewide, Projected to Create More Than 3,300 JobsGovernor Wolf Proposes ‘Computer Science For All’ Standards for PA SchoolsGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 59 New Northampton County Manufacturing Jobs Through Expansion of Alpla Inc.Governor Wolf Visits Appvion Spring Mill, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeships in Rural AreasGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training CenterPennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial SitesPennsylvania Establishes New Apprenticeship ProgramPennsylvania Revives Solar Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy JobsHighlights from Instagram Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy November 30, 2017last_img read more

First Lady Frances Wolf Kicks Off Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

first_img June 17, 2019 First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, First Lady Frances Wolf is encouraging women in Pennsylvania to wear white on Monday, June 24 to honor the suffragettes who did the same to support the “Votes for Women” movement. Supporters can also wear the women’s suffrage colors of purple and gold as part of the commemoration.“One hundred years ago, our suffragettes wore white to show their support for granting women the right to vote,” said First Lady Wolf. “As Pennsylvanians, we can all be proud of our role in women’s suffrage and we can participate in this celebration by showing our pride and donning the colors of women’s suffrage to honor this day in history, and setting the stage for the national centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020.”Today, the state debuted pa.gov/women-vote to serve as the destination for learning more about the state’s women who were integral in the suffrage movement, serve as a gathering place for suffrage events, and tell the story of suffrage’s Quaker roots.Also on June 24, the Pennsylvania Department of State will display the original ratification document and host a public celebration from 11:00 AM 1:00 PM in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg with Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. The Capitol will be lit in the suffrage colors of purple and gold from June 21-24.The state also has created a logo for organizations to use to mark all efforts to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage. The logo features the Justice Bell, which toured the nation celebrating the achievement of suffrage for women in 1920. Pennsylvania is home to the Justice Bell at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Park. The PA 100th Anniversary of Suffrage logo is available for download.The Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to provide women the right to vote on June 24, 1919. It became law nationally on August 26, 1920 after 36 states had ratified the 19th Amendment. Three-quarters of the states are required to ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution; 48 states existed at the time.First Lady Wolf is also reminding Pennsylvanians to register to vote. She is encouraging eligible citizens to take advantage of the quick and convenient Online Voter Registration. The state’s OVR application can be found at register.votesPA.com.Women’s suffrage centennial events will take place across Pennsylvania through the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s full ratification in 2020. Participants are encouraged to share photos on June 24 using the #PAWomensSuffrage100 on social media to mark the occasion.For more information about the national centennial celebrations and history of women’s suffrage, visit pa.gov/women-vote, the PA Commission for Women, and Drexel University’s Vision 2020 National Women’s Equality Initiative. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img First Lady Frances Wolf Kicks Off Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffragelast_img read more