City – Displayed this year were over 400 brands at Piers 92 and 94 in New York
City featuring the best in the design and luxury lines.The New York Chapter of the American Society
of Interior Design (ASID) announced the “Best of” Awards exhibitors for their
creativity, innovation and sustainability from both an installation and
products perspective.Best of Show Award
was Benjamin Moore exhibit, designed by Darrin Varden.The Best of MADE Award; Borealis Studio by
glass artist Devin Burgess and ceramic artist Jerilyn Virden.Zavar Design received Best Innovation Design
Award.JM Lifestyles was chosen for Best
in Sustainability Award.
was President-Elect Bjorn Bjomsson, Past-President Robin Baron, ASID NY
Designers Asler Valero, Bonnie J. Steves, Kim Radovich and Arlene Angard.This was the 16th annual
Architectural Digest Design Show.The
ASID has over 1800 members in the New York Metro Chapter.
City – The route along Fifth Avenue in New York City stretched from 44th
to 79th streets.Over 150,000
people were marching in the parade included politicians, firefighters, police,
military, marching bands, colleges, plumbers-steamfitters and many other
professions.The route was lined with
green hats and Irish flags with over two million spectators for the 256th
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
year’s Grand Marshall was Michael Dowling.Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York was outside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue
waving to the participants in the parade and blessing those that came over to
him. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill celebrated
his Irish heritage.Mayor Bill de Blasio
and Gov. Cuomo marched in the parade were among the politicians. The parade was
dedicated to New York State Police and the Catholic charities as they
recognized their 100th years.The St. Patrick’s Day Parade recognized and honored NYPD Detective
Steven McDonald who died last year and members of the FDNY honored EMT Yadira
Arroyo who was killed Thursday evening.
New York – The 20th
anniversary of DIFFA’s (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) featured
designers showcasing a creative elegant dining environment.The fundraiser was held at Pier 92 in New
York City with two fundraisers.Over
2,000 people were at the events that coordinated with the five days of the
Architectural Digest Design Show at Pier 94.Ralph Lauren has been one of the Dining by Design since almost the
beginning in 1984 and showcased a design of classic French resorts with a
seaside theme.There were 32 tables that
were creatively designed including showcases by Crate and Barrel, Benjamin
Moore, Brad Ford, New York Design Center, Rockwell Group and more.
Based in New York City and chapters throughout the country. More than $42 million has been raised and disbursed to hundreds of organizations nationwide.
Vegas, Nevada – The Construction Trade Fair that comes every three years
brought people from all over the world to attend.Five days was packed with over 2600
exhibitors including 700 new and nearly 130,000 representatives of the construction
industry reviewing the latest technology, products and accessories.
Manufacturing unveiled their new telehandler that expands their10,000 lbs
capacity line with a lift height of up to 56 ft. The expansion of equipment
ranged from compact equipment to massive cranes.The Conexpo was started in 1957 when
President Eisenhower was in the Whitehouse and was called “The Road Shoe.”
City – Washington Square in Manhattan was the site that the rally began for the
“A Day Without a Woman.”The Square
packed with women and men supporting the rally was held in conjunction of
International Women’s Day.Speeches were
about the disparity of women receiving lower paid than the men, inequality of
fringe benefits as well as other division within the workforce.
A number of speakers and performers were on the
platform before the march began.Speakers included Rabyaah Althaibani,May Madarang, Gabriela, Betty Lyons of the American Indian Law Alliance
and more.The rally route began at
Washington Square with a route that went to 7th Avenue, Varick
Street with stops in front of the Immigration Court and ended in Zuccotti Park.
– A German shepherd named “Rumor” took the title of Best in Show at the 141st
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday night at The Madison Square
Garden.Rumor was close to winning last
year and returned this year before retiring to take the title.Kent Boyles, handler and co-owner from
Edgerton, Wisconsin said, “Rumor is going to head home to retire and be around
the family…puppies will be in her future.”
the final evening there were two filled days of over 2,800 dogs competing for
the preliminary cuts.Tuesday evening
final field before the Best in Show named were:Norwegian Elkhound, Pekingese, Miniature Poodle, Irish Setter, Boxer,
Norwich Terrier, and the champion “Rumor” a German shepherd.
Vegas, Nevada – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention
is the largest convention of its kind in North America.Over 250 exhibitions and more than 13,000
attended the leading conference and expo.The top leaders in the industry gave over one hundred educational
seminars as well as numerous workshops. Manufacturers, retailers and sponsors were
all engaged in demonstrating the new techniques for products that were the newest
trend in the industry.
The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
was held this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) allowing for
larger space for all the activities that are part of the convention.The location allowed new opportunities for
all that attended including The Photo Den, larger choice of keynote speakers
and a lounge meeting area.
– The 4th Annual Agility competition Masters Agility Championship of
The Westminster Kennel Club was held at Pier 94.“Trick” a border collie won the final evening
competition and claimed the Westminster Kennel Club agility contest.The owner and handler was John Nys of Pascoag,
Rhode Island.Crush, a former shelter
dog took the title for top mixed-breed dog in the competition, owner-handler Aryn
Hervel of American Canyon, California.
Agility course earlier in the day for final elimination had 330 dogs run a course
that was filled with tunnels, hoop, jumps, ramps.The evening finals were narrowed down to 50
from the two run competition earlier in the day.
Rallies reached across the world in over 600 locations.New York City had over 400,000 marchers on
the route that began at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to
midtown Manhattan.The speakers that
were at the beginning of the route included NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray.The crowd surpassed the expectant numbers
that were projected when the parade was being coordinated.Over 20 countries participated in the march
over a million.Men, women and
children all joined in expressing their concerns over policies through signs,
music and chants.Democracy was
exemplified through the participants marching. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked everyone for
a peaceful march where there were no arrests in NYC
Washington, D. C. - First week after the Inaugural
has begun with President Donald Trump non-stop with meetings, revisiting
previous executive orders that were implemented during President Obama
term.The whole week will be a reflection
of what to expect for the coming years on a national and international
Nominations are being finalized as well as Press
secretary Sean Spicer held the first full White House briefing on Monday
morning.President Donald Trump signed
three Executive Orders and pulled the US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP).British Prime Minister Theresa
May will be the first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader.
New Mexico – Mass Ascension for Flight of the Nations lifted off early
Wednesday morning with nearly 600 balloons.The winds allowed the “box” to form that Albuquerque is so famous for.The higher elevation had stronger winds that
did not allow the competition portion of the balloons to come from outside the
field to complete the task for a second day in a row.America’s Challenge Gas Balloon race launch was
held off for a day because of impending weather that they would encounter as
the winds would float them eastward
MN - Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones rocked the TCF Bank Stadium with over
50,000 fans.The rain stopped minutes
before the Rolling Stones took the stage and fans stood throughout the two hour plus concert absorbing music that the
band has been performing over 53 years.Mick Jagger remains strong with his iconic dance form that everyone has
become accustomed to seeing along with playing the harmonica to “Midnight
Walker, Minnesota – BOSTON
played to a fully packed arena at Moondance Jam 25. The 25th
anniversary for Moondance Jam 25 had a non-stop music festival for the weekend
and is known as one of the top country music festivals. Multi-thousands of fans
came out to hear the top musicians from all over the world. BOSTON’s
performance was cut short because of a huge lightning storm that was passing
through the area after some very hot and humid days.
MN – A temperamental weather pattern gave way to a large double rainbow over
the main arena as Moondance jammin Country Fest was in full swing with a packed
arena of fans.Friday went off like
clockwork with the well-defined organization that Moondance has been noted
for.Entertainers began with Dallas
Smith, Jon Pardi, Rodney Atkins and Justin Moore.Saturday will be filled with performances by
Lost Highway, Sarah Darling, Joe Nichols and Hunter Hayes.