WATCH: Gov. DeSantis, Doctors Give Coronavirus Update in Daytona

first_imgGov. DeSantis and doctors at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach are giving an update on coronavirus procedures.last_img

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Time to Cast Your Vote for Fun

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Lacey Parks and RecreationIn case you haven’t noticed, we are in the midst of election time! Well, here’s something you can vote on that is truly fun and exciting to vote for, something that will put a smile on your face AND a smile on your neighbor’s face. We need your vote right now to help Lacey receive a $25,000 grant to bring more concerts and music to the community next summer.Lacey Parks & Recreation has been bringing music and entertainment to Huntamer Park each summer since 1995 and now they need your help to bring even more music in 2017!  The City of Lacey, along with the PARC Foundation and the OLTVCB have applied for the national Levitt Amp [Your City] grant which would bring $25,000 to the city to spend on more great bands, a greater variety of styles and genres, bringing regional and national bands to Lacey for a 10 week summer series of entertainment. But, we cannot do it without your help.The summer-long Lacey in Tune Children’s Entertainment series is part of the current offerings each summer by Lacey Parks and Rec.Cast your vote for Lacey at www.levittamp.org between now and November 21 so we can amp up the music in 2017!The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program made possible by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national private foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. With Levitt AMP, the joy of free, live music is bringing communities together in small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country.“The vision is to create a new 10 week series of concerts on Thursday evenings at Huntamer Park to allow the most access for the community to participate. The plan also includes craft and food vendors to be on site creating an exciting place for friends and families to gather to enjoy the summer evenings,” says Jeannette Sieler, Recreation Supervisor with the city of Lacey. “Our goal is to create a dynamic place that engages the entire community through music, art, and shared experience. Presenting free concerts in an outdoor location that is ADA compliant and accessible via walking, bike, bus, and car this ensures that everyone can attend. Producing more concerts that reflect the diversity of Lacey will entice local residents to try new experiences and connect with more of their neighbors. By offering the gift of music, the universal language, we can bring our entire community to Huntamer Park.”Family friendly entertainment is followed by an outdoor movie during the Lacey In Tune events at Huntamer Park.Currently Lacey in Tune includes seven weeks of Wednesday noon concerts, Tuesday evening Children’s Entertainment and 4 weeks of Saturday Music and Movies in the park. If the grant is received, this schedule will be slightly altered, still offering the noon and Tuesday programs but for three or four weeks, so we can focus on a Thursday evening series that will be more accessible to more people than the Wednesday noon time.“Our Wednesday noon times are popular with the staff of businesses around Huntamer Park as well as seniors and those that come by van with assisted living facilities.  We don’t want to eliminate these all together but would like to offer the bulk of the concerts at a time where more of the community can attend and enjoy.” shares Sieler. “We are excited about the possibility of expanding our summer entertainment series in a way that will energize our community in a positive and fun way, but we can’t get the grant without the votes for our proposal, as we are competing with cities and towns all over America. Folks in surrounding cities will also benefit if the grant is awarded to Lacey as our central location along I-5 makes us accessible to so many.”Cast your vote to AMP UP the music in Lacey next summer! Click here to view a video sharing all about the vision for this new phase in community entertainment.last_img read more

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Riverview Receives $5 Million Donation For Robotic Surgery

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RED BANK – The Riverview Medical Center has received a $5 million donation to support the advancement of its robotic surgery program.Timothy J. Hogan, the president of Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, said this recent donation from Two River Theater Company founders Joan and Robert Rechnitz is a significant contribution.“This is a truly special display of their financial generosity,” Hogan said in a phone interview. “Joan and Robert have been wonderful supporters of what we do here and continue to play a major role in the process of taking care of this community.”Hogan said the Rechnitz donation will go directly toward aiding the advancement of the medical center’s robotic surgery program, a developing medical technology that offers a less invasive surgical option for patients.“Thanks to this incredibly generous donation, we’re going to be able to increase what it is that we’re capable of doing with this technology,” Hogan added. “Robotic surgery allows our surgeons to have better vision and control over the surgical process which, in turn, produces better clinical outcomes and shorter hospital stays for our patients.”“The medical industry is embracing robotic surgery and so are our patients,” he continued. “It’s becoming a preferred method, because it’s allowing them to experience better care.”Robotic surgery was first introduced at Riverview Medical Center in 2013, when the Rechnitz family provided the initial funding for the facility’s original da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System.Since implementation, nearly 1,000 patients have been treated using this state-of-the-art surgical equipment, which allows surgeons to make smaller incisions with improved visualization and range of motion.Enhanced visual surgery that previously required patients to be opened up completely are now conducted with minimally invasive techniques, helping patients recover faster and with reduced pain and scarring.The Rechnitz’s most recent donation will allow for upgrades to the medical center’s robotic surgery model, which is referred to as the da Vinci XI.“Both Joan and I are incredibly thankful for the care we receive at Riverview Medical Center and that makes our giving extremely meaningful to us,” Robert Rechnitz said in a statement.Despite their own multimillion dollar donation, the Rechnitz family is calling upon the community for further fundraising by introducing a “giving challenge” that they hope will inspire an additional $5 million to be raised this year.“We do hope the larger community responds to our wish to bring more philanthropic support to the hospital, continuing to ensure it’s a place we can all rely on for the highest quality health care,” Robert Rechnitz added.To learn more about how you can participate in the Rechnitz’s giving challenge, contact Jennifer Smith, senior executive director of Riverview Medical Center Foundation at [email protected] article was first published in the April 12-19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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GRADE I WINNER HOPPERTUNITY & BIG CAZANOVA HEAD FIELD OF 11 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Grade I winner Hoppertunity returns to Santa Anita and makes his 4-year-old debut as he heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes going 1 1/16 miles.Winner of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 15, the former 3-year-old sensation ran second to the now Eclipse nominated California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby April 5. Trainer Bob Baffert scratched Hoppertunity from the Kentucky Derby just days before the race citing a foot issue and was off until Oct. 29 when he returned and ran second in an allowance race here at Santa Anita.The colt by Any Given Saturday went on to win the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 28, thus putting to rest any doubts of his ability as he garnered a career best Beyer speed figure of 104.The Kentucky-bred 4-year-old owned by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram and Paul Weitman is 7-3-2-0 overall with $950,675 in earnings.Trainer Peter Miller sends out Big Cazanova, who was placed seventh through the disqualification of Moreno (who cut off Wicked Strong during the race resulting in him clipping heels and dropping rider Rajiv Maragh) in the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Sept. 27.Big Cazanova went on to run fifth in the Grade II Las Vegas Marathon Stakes Oct. 31 before winning the Grade III Native Diver Stakes at 1 1/8 at Del Mar Nov. 29.The Argentine-bred ridgling by Giant’s Causeway has only run in the U.S. since April, 2014 and trains at San Luis Rey Downs.Owned by Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, Brous Stable and Dona Licha the 6-year-old chestnut is 20-4-6-6 overall with earnings of $393,692.Trainer Sean McCarthy sends out Majestic Harbor who last ran in the $1 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 1. Thirteenth, behind Bayern, California Chrome and Shared Belief, Majestic Harbor “Had a fine trip, but he just didn’t have that much to keep up,” said jockey Tyler Baze following the Grade I attempt.Winner of the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita June 28, the 7-year-old by Rockport Harbor will attempt to return to form in Saturday’s San Pasqual. Owned by Gallant Stable, he is 26-6-6-4 overall with earnings of $674,014.Trainer Jorge Inda will send out Bronzo for just the second time in his U.S. career Saturday. Fourth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile Oct. 31, Bronzo has been training consistently at Santa Anita and will stretch out in the San Pasqual with new rider, Hall-of-Famer Gary Stevens.The Chilean-bred 6-year-old gelding by Fusaichi Pegasus is owned by Don Alberto Stable and is 20-11-1-4 overall with earnings of $272,752.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Tonito M. comes off a second in the Zia Park Derby Nov. 26 and won the Grade III Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Sept. 28. The 4-year-old colt by Rock Hard Ten will break from the far outside and will retain the services of current leading rider, Rafael Bejarano.Owned by M Racing Group, he is 14-7-3-2 overall with earnings of $491,812.The complete field for Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 118; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 123; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 120; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 118; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 118; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 120; Salto Dl Indio, Joe Talamo, 118; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 118; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 118; Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 120.                 First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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