Friday, January 23, 2009

What's Happening...

So today I found out that Nick Lachey is doing more than sitting on the beach with his girl (which is what the tabloids want you to believe). He's helping out V8 in their efforts to feed the needy. According to their site: V8 recognizes that for too many Americans, the possibility of a day without food is a constant reality.

More than 35 million people nationwide face the everyday challenge of wondering where their next meal is coming from. As a result, V8 has teamed up with Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) to donate more than 30 million servings of fresh vegetables to local food banks throughout the country over the next six months. Good job Nick!

Attend a free concert and help raise money for Parkinson's Research

If you're in New Jersey, attend a free concert to help raise money for Parkinson's Disease research. Record Store Day, presented by a consortium of independent music retailers spanning the United States and overseas with hundreds of store locations, will be sponsoring Buddy Holly Lives on January 31st, 2009. Vintage Vinyl Records will host "Buddy Holly Lives," a live in-store concert event. The free concert will seek to raise money for the Light of Day Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease. The event begins at noon and is expected to run until about 5 PM. The performers, including celebrated NY rocker Willie Nile, Columbia recording artist Nicole Atkins, Pat Dinizio, lead vocalist of the Smithereens, MTV featured artists Locksley and more, will each perform their favorite Buddy Holly tunes to celebrate the life of the rock legend and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of his tragic plane crash. The event will take place on the Vintage Vinyl in-store stage. Vintage Vinyl Records is an independently owned and operated records store in NJ since 1979. To learn more about this event, visit and Location: Vintage Vinyl Records, 51 Lafayette Road, Fords, NJ

Daytime Actor James Reynolds Will Visit the Veterans

Daytime actor and Emmy nominee James Reynolds is chairman of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2009 National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. Reynolds, best known for his long- running performance as police officer Abe Carver on the popular “Day's of Our Lives” will lead VA's annual patient recognition program inviting the public to visit and honor hospitalized veterans during National Salute Week, Feb. 8-14. He serves as the national spokesperson for more than 131,000 volunteers serving veterans at VA facilities across the nation.

Reynolds was born and raised in the small farming community of Oskaloosa, Kan. During high school, he performed in many school plays and played football, basketball and track. Following graduation, he joined the Marines and was assigned to an information service office in Hawaii as a reporter. He was sent to Vietnam and served for almost a year with a variety of units in and around Chu Lai, adding battlefield reporting to his combat duties. A wound ended his military service.

Reynolds is deeply committed to charitable works such as the Ronald McDonald's House and touring with the USO. He has been to Cuba, the Mediterranean, Kuwait and Afghanistan to meet and show support for troops overseas. In 2007, Reynolds was honored by the Beverly Hills/ Hollywood NAACP Veteran Affairs and Armed Services Committee for his contributions to the Unites States Armed Forces.

No comments: