The City of Akron Recreation Bureau is seeking parade units for the 27th annual Welcome Santa Holiday Parade on Main Street in downtown Akron on Saturday, Nov. 30. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and offers events for the entire family.
It's free to participate in in the parade: categories include marching bands, youth groups, animal units, specialty units, floats, costumed characters and novelty units.
The Main Event Speaker Series, a popular author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism resumes with international, bestselling author Colum Mccann Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium in downtown Akron.
McCann has been described as a “poetic realist,” a writer who “is known to tackle the dark in order to get through to the light.”
Born in Ireland, McCann is the internationally bestselling author of five novels, including Let the Great World Spin, winner of the National Book Award, and his latest, Transatlantic. McCann has also written two highly acclaimed short story collections, and his work has been published in thirty-five languages. Other awards won by McCann include the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award. Esquire magazine has named McCann one of the “Best & Brightest,” and his short film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for an Oscar.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital recently earned the full accreditation in acute care from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, nationally-recognized accreditation authority. The distinction was awarded to the hospital after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the hospital's quality and safety standards.
"The HFAP accreditation is the latest in a remarkable list of recent distinctions the hospital has earned for outstanding quality of care and service," said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Summa Western Reserve Hospital. "We're very proud to have earned this commendable designation, which further sets Summa Western Reserve Hospital apart as one of the best healthcare facilities in the region."
The HFAP is one of only three national voluntary accreditation programs authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey all hospitals and other medical facilities for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Artists are known as innovators and creators. Can they be good managers of their own careers and ideas as well? Creative professionals are redefining what it means to be an artist. They are taking action, building professional networks, investing in neighborhoods, collaborating with each other and sparking excitement in communities.
The answer is YES, thanks to a program, funded by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and coordinated by the Akron Area Arts Alliance taking place at Summit Artspace for 7 weeks in November – December 2013. This program has been delivered in Cleveland as well as in Charlotte, NC and Miami, Florida, receiving rave reviews from all types of individual artists.
The Artist as Entrepreneur Institute is the creation of the Community Partnership on Arts & Culture (CPAC) in Cleveland and the business skills for artists' curriculum is award-winning and transformative. It is for artists from every discipline who are serious about advancing their careers and deriving more of their income from their creative work. It takes talent of course, but equally important is the commitment of making the right decisions about marketing, intellectual property, insurance and operations for the future. Combining these skills with your passion and writing a business plan for personal and professional advancement is what AEI is all about.
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