Daily Archive: October 26, 2012


Fifth Annual Hill of Hope Gala

“A Milestone in Our Mission” was the theme of the Fifth Annual Hill of Hope Gala, Oct. 13, at the Marriott City Center. Phil and Sandra Hundley served as honorary chairs while Brenda Tate and Kimberly Slater-Wood chaired the event. More than 200 guests attended the gala that supports programs at the Centre Avenue YMCA and the Thelma Lovette YMCA. PLANNING COMMITTEE—From left: Brenda Tate, Kimberly L. Slater-Wood, Ann Haley, Thomas Burley, Sara Zullo, Ralph Parks, C. Denise Johnson and Jamie Jividen, are planning committee and board members. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart) The event featured a hors d’oeurves and cocktail reception, awards and recognitions, dinner, après dessert and dancing to the music of Southern Comfort. The 2012 award honoree was The Center that C.A.R.E.S.



Random thoughts from a cluttered desk

The unemployment rate has been on my mind since the last debate. I took a look at the unemployment rate for the last twenty years, because I was tired of hearing about it as a campaign issue. It has changed and has remained high since 2008; I think a lot of companies have realized they just don’t need as many people. Remember what I said months ago, it is the technology, not the economy that is driving this unemployment rate.