Gatesway’s Hollywood Night Was a Smashing Success

 Gatesway Foundation, a non-profit Oklahoma agency providing specialized services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), hosted their first annual formal community event for Gatesway Friends and neighboring facilities across the Tulsa Metro area.

Saturday evening was full of excitement for the first annual kickoff of Gatesway’s Hollywood Night. As the first annual formal event for the organization, community involvement was key in the success experienced that evening. Gracious donations were provided by more than a dozen local vendors and organizations, including:

· Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills

· Cooking in Khaos

· DJ Ramal Brown, Hometown Heat

· Inspire AV

· Blue Sky Supply

· Indigenous Salon

· Crumbl Cookies

· High Tower Accounting & Tax

· Security Bank

· Sterling Dental

· Sugar Llamas

· The ARC of Oklahoma

· Vanguard Academy of Broken Arrow

· Union Public Schools

· Taystee’s Shaved Ice

· Something Borrowed Bridal

Gatesway is so grateful to the outside support for this event, and to the community for their increasing involvement with Friends and the foundation as a whole. The foundation is excited to continue this new tradition, and are looking forward to an even greater increase in community inclusion for Friends all across Green Country.

To see photos and videos from Gatesway’s Hollywood Night, please visit the organization’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gatesway. If you are looking for ways to become involved with our organization or become an advocate for members of the I/DD community, please contact Kristina Watkins at kwatkins@gatesway.org for more information.

About Gatesway Foundation, Inc.:

Gatesway is a non-profit Oklahoma agency that encourages independence and provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to enable them to live and work in the community and improve their quality of life.

Contact: (918) 258-3900

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The Hollywood Sign Trust Shares Eco-Friendly Ways to Experience The Hollywood Sign This Summer

From Hiking Trails to Native Plants, on Horseback or by DASH, Dive Into Preserving The Iconic Sign For Generations To Come

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.June 28, 2022PRLog — In its mission to protect and preserve the Hollywood Sign for generations to come, and in celebration of summer, the Hollywood Sign Trust shares fun and eco-friendly ways to enjoy The Hollywood Sign. From stunning hiking trails to picnic spots in Griffith Park, the Trust urges residents and visitors to enjoy the Sign without taxing the environment. And while there, explore the native plants and animals that call the Hollywood Sign home.

“The Hollywood Sign is the entertainment industry’s biggest star. We want people to embrace its vibrant history while helping to preserve its future,” said Jeff Zarrinnam, chair of the Hollywood Sign Trust. “As the Sign approaches its 100 anniversary in 2023, it’s a perfect time to commit to protecting the urban wilderness that surrounds this beloved monument representing the hopes and dreams of people worldwide.”

Seven Eco-Friendly Ways to Experience The Hollywood Sign This Summer

1) Stunning views of the Hollywood Sign unfold on Griffith Park’s hiking trails

Making a pledge to go green? Always stick to approved hiking trails, never litter, and be sure to bring water in reusable bottles. It’s also important to remember that no open flames are permitted in the Park. The Trust’s top three trails — Mt. Hollywood, Brush Canyon, and Cahuenga Peak— rank from easy to difficult and offer choices for all types of hikers,  from families to intrepid adventurers. Plan your visit at https://www.hollywoodsign.org.

2) Picnic your way to the Hollywood Sign: go green at these quintessential spots

  • The Fern Dell Trail in Griffith Park: Viewing the Hollywood Sign from Griffith Park is an eco-friendly treat in and of itself. Add to that a picnic basket filled with summer favorites and it becomes a very special date with nature. Skip the wasteful takeout packaging and bring your own picnic from home (in multi-use containers, of course.) 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles.
  • The Park at Lake Hollywood: Situated between the Lake Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood Sign, spread your picnic blanket in the grassy park near the cool playground. Dispose of any trash in an approved receptacle or carry it out. 3160 Canyon Lake Drive, Los Angeles.
  • The Three Mile Trail Hollywood Sign Loop: Take the DASH bus to the Griffith Observatory to enjoy this easy trail that features five viewpoints of the Sign with a fraction of the tourists. Along the way, enjoy a pleasant picnic spot featuring grass, picnic tables, shade, and water. 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299

3) Travel to the Hollywood Sign by the DASH Observatory Bus

Let’s face it: driving to the Sign creates pollution. Save on gas and the hassle of parking by taking the Metro Red Line to the Vermont/Sunset station and connect to the LADOT DASH (https://www.ladottransit.com/dash/) Observatory Bus. The DASH makes stops at The Greek Theatre and the Griffith Observatory where you’ll find the Mt. Hollywood Trail—great places to view the Sign. Shuttles run every 15-20 minutes seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

4) See the Sign and re-live the Wild West on horseback

For a true green adventure, and a ride through Hollywood history, go by horseback. A piece of Hollywood western lore can still be found at Sunset Ranch (https://www.sunsetranchhollywood.com/), which is an unforgettable way to view the Hollywood Sign while riding into the sunset.

5) Hollywood Sign gazing: explore the constellations that light up the Hollywood Sign

Enjoy the beauty of L.A.’s star-studded skies. Follow the Sky Report (https://griffithobservatory.org/explore/observing-the-sky/sky-report/) from The Griffith Observatory to keep up to date with the summer sky and find out which nights stars will shine bright.

6) Learn which flora and fauna call the Hollywood Sign home

Mule deer, coyotes, raccoons, gray foxes, opossums, skunks, bobcats,  and the Hollywood Sign’s famous mountain lion, P-22,  are just a few of the wild animals that make their home near the Sign. Don’t forget to bird watch as nearly 70 species make their nests in Griffith Park including hawks, roadrunners and woodpeckers. When you’re hiking on approved trails, notice the wide variety of native trees and plants that thrive year round. They can be an inspiration for your own native garden!

7) Allow the City to be your chauffeur and take the Red Line

The Metro’s B Line (https://www.metro.net/riding/guide/b-line/) (Red), runs between downtown Los Angeles and North Hollywood. Stops include the Ovation Hollywood (https://www.ovationhollywood.com/) shopping center, where you can view the Sign and tour the Walk of Fame (https://hollywoodchamber.net/tag/walk-of-fame/). Then either take the DASH bus to the Sign or continue on the Red Line to Universal Studios for a day of fun.

About the Hollywood Sign Trust

The Hollywood Sign Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit trust created operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes and responsible for physically maintaining, repairing and securing the Hollywood Sign; providing capital improvements for the benefit of the public at large; and educating the world about the Sign’s historical and cultural importance. More information about the Sign’s history and the Trust can be found at: www.hollywoodsign.org.

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Elizabeth Johnson

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Betsy Isroelit

Hollywood Sign Trust

213-300-0108

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North Hollywood, CA Author Publishes Children’s Book

Darci’s Big Day, a new book by Edwinna Domenech and illustrated by Natalia Z., has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Darci is a curious puppy, and he’s about to have a very big day. What extraordinary finds will Darci encounter on his adventure?

With its big colorful pictures and simple storyline, this book delivers a fundamental method of developmental thinking and emotional and social learning skills for the early stages of learning and for the beginner reader. This storybook was created in support of the efforts to help put an end to illiteracy everywhere.

About the Author
Edwinna Domenech holds a BA in psychology and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Her studies also include early childhood education development courses. Edwinna is a mother of three and pets. She enjoys reading to children, reading books in her own time, traveling, and visiting libraries, museums, and aquariums. Edwinna is also interested in voiceovers, music, theatre, and writing fiction books for all ages.

Darci’s Big Day is a 30-page hardcover with a retail price of $23.00 (eBook $18.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6376-4191-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/darcis-big-day/

Award-Winning Hollywood Director Premieres Highly Anticipated Film in Davidson, NC

 On October 2, 2021, award-winning film director Tiffany Rhodes will premiere her feature film, Match Struck, starring Tiffany (Collision), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Office), Julian Brittano (Green Leaf, OWN Channel), Kisha Barr (Blue Bloods, Manifest) Lacy Camp (Fear Street, Big Little Lies) at Our Town Cinema, Davidson, North Carolina.

Event: Screening and Party October 2, 2021

– Red Carpet starts at 6:15 PM at Our Town Cinemas Café & Taphouse, 227 Griffith St., Davidson, NC 28036.

– Official Match Struck Party following the screening at 9:00 pm at 158 On Main, 158 N Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115.

Match Struck: An infamous novelist desperate to redeem her career submits to her creative process, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.

Tiffany Rhodes’ work is compared to David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, and Dan Gilroy’s. She is a commanding talent and auteur. Her stories are original, powerful, innovative and thought-provoking.

With the international success of Rhodes’ films, The Blackbird Interviews and Promise Me, Collision on Amazon Prime, her fans have long speculated where and how they will see Match Struck. Rhodes and executive producers chose to screen at an independent theater in the Lake Norman area where the film was shot in 2020.

With intense and moving performances and beautiful cinematography, this is the breakout film for Tiffany Rhodes.

Match Struck compares to the story elements, cinematography and performances of Birdman (2014), American Beauty (1999) and Leaving Las Vegas (1995).

Press/Notable Sources: About Match Struck

“Riveting,” – Dody Dorn, Oscar-Nominated Editor of Memento

“…hypnotic, and she [Tiffany Rhodes] is hands down the best breakout performance of 2021.” – Yahoo Finance, September 2021

“To say, for example, that Match Struck is a riddle is true. You immediately want to rewatch. It’s a rollercoaster that is so wild it’s hard to see the details that passively build with such thoughtful intent.” – Monica Hewson, Entertainment News, March 2021

Seats are limited. For tickets and more information, see the email below. Match Struck, LLC, Clarissa Felts and Sarah Bura, Clarissa@4degreepictures.com

Official Sponsors Of The Premiere

Diamonds Direct

Mine by Sandy

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Match Struck LLC

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704-340-2522

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Hollywood, FL Author Publishes Novel

Why Me!! Doc!!, a new book by George Marecheau, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Dr. Laura Reuben arrives home from night duty to find her 22-year-old daughter dead. Overcome by the shock, trauma, and grief, she is hospitalized for a week. When the police struggle to find a person of interest, Dr. Reuben embarks on a comprehensive upgrade to her home, including the addition of clinical equipment to her basement. Two years later when Dr. Reuben is awakened by a man in her bedroom seeking to impose upon her the same fate that befell her daughter, she subdues the man drags him to her basement. What follows is a tale of revenge and justice that challenges the often-overlooked subject of sexual violence.

About the Author
George Marecheau was born in Grenada, West Indies. He immigrated to England in 1955 and in 1962 graduated from the University of London, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. His work history includes: accountant in the finance department of the city of Manchester, England; managing director of Agricultural Bank, Grenada; operations controller and software programmer with Comshare, Inc. (United Kingdom). In 1967, Mr. Marecheau was awarded a United Nations fellowship to study the economic development of developing countries. For the purpose of the study, he travelled to Denmark, the Soviet Union, France, and Switzerland. Mr. Marecheau immigrated to the United States in 1985 and is now a resident of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Why Me!! Doc!! is a 234-page hardcover with a retail price of $27.00 (eBook $22.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6470-2386-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/why-me-doc/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/why-me-doc/