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To kick off Season 6, we bring you the story of America's Favorite Fighting Frenchmen. In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France with a commission as a major general in the Continental Army. Unlike many other European soldiers of fortune, Lafayette paid his own way and had no expectation that he would be placed at the head of American forces. We best remember Lafayette for his service in the American Revolution, his close relationship with George Washington, and the key to the Bastille that now hangs in the main entrance to Washington's Mount Vernon. But Lafayette was more than meets the eye. On today's show, podcasting legend and author Mike Duncan joins Jim Ambuske to discuss his new book, Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution, published by PublicAffairs Books in 2021. You may know Duncan from his two podcasts, The History of Rome and Revolutions, and in his latest book, he tackles a complex man who was at the center of the Age of Democratic Revolutions. It's great to be back with you; we have a great season ahead of us, and we have a brand new segment in which our guests talk about the work that inspires them. About our Guest: Mike Duncan is one of the most popular history podcasters in the world and author of the New York Times–bestselling book, The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic. His award-winning series, The History of Rome, remains a legendary landmark in the history of podcasting. Duncan's ongoing series, Revolutions, explores the great political revolutions that have driven the course of modern history. His most recent book is Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/support
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Roofstock Certified Agent, Harvey Yergin with Simple Solutions Real Estate in Columbus, Ohio answers important questions about investing in this market. In this market overview, Michael and Harvey cover what investors need to know about the Columbus market from, local industry, the rent to price ratio, the competitive environment, the type of properties, and what investors should be looking out for on inspection reports. If you have more questions for Harvey about deals in Columbus, feel free to reach out. Simple Solutions Real Estate - firstname.lastname@example.org - 901-484-9751 --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Michael: Hey, everybody, welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum and Today we have with us our roofstock certified agent out in Columbus, Ohio, Harvey, Yergin, and Harvey's gonna be talking to us today about the Columbus market as a whole and some things that we as investors need to be aware for if we're going to go invest in that market. So let's get into it. Harvey, thank you so much for joining us today, man. Really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us about Columbus, Ohio. Harvey: Yeah, sure. No problem. Glad to be here. Michael: So tell everybody listening. Are you a Columbus native? You know, where did you come from? Like, where did you come from? Where did you go? And how long have you? And how long have you been in the Columbus market? Harvey: I have been in Columbus, back in Ohio for six or seven years now, with close to six years. I'm originally from Akron, Ohio, which is closer to Cleveland moved around the country a bunch sometime in Virginia, Tennessee, Oregon, Michigan, had a bunch of kids and decided we wanted to get closer to family. And we do a little bit of research on Ohio. No offense out there to other Ohio and but Columbus is it's got the most going on. Michael: Sound like fighting words to me. Harvey: Population growth is exponentially higher than the other two major markets in Ohio, Cincinnati and Cleveland. And there's just way more industry here. They're just they're just plain simple. There is more going off Columbus. So we landed here. We're close to family. My wife is from Pittsburgh. So we have a support system here now and Columbus is home. Michael: Love it. That's awesome. And how long? Have you been a realtor? And then how long have you been in the real estate game? Because I know you're chatting for the episode, you're an investor as well. Harvey: Yeah, I'm an investor, I spent most of my time in my investment company, and working on investments, been a real estate agent since 2018. So three years or so. And, like I said, primarily working in my own company with my partner. But then also just by nature of being an experienced investor in this market, also helping buyers and sellers buy and sell their real estate investments, as well. Michael: Awesome. And how many transactions have you done in the last 12? months? Like number of purchases? number of sales? Harvey: Oh, I don't know, a couple few dozen, most of which are representing our company and the purchase? Or sale? Michael: Awesome. And so did you get involved in the transactional side of things, because there was just a need for it because you were doing so much business, basically, for your for your investing business on the personal side of things. Harvey: I got involved as a real estate agent, primarily to I mean, I think there's a common story but get in, get your license so that you can save some expenses and costs Michael: on the Commission's Yeah, Harvey: Yeah, on the transaction on your own transactions. And then, you know, obviously, there's some some money to be made. If you're representing other people. You have you have a little bit of a niche in that you understand transactions, maybe more so than other real estate agents, because you buy and sell for yourself. And you're familiar with real estate investment transactions and deals because they're, you know, they're very much different than your retail sales, sales. And I like helping people as long as people want to be helped. I like like working deal but like wouldn't deals together. Michael: That's great. That's great. All right. Well, now I want to give you the platform to yell from the mountaintops how great of a market Columbus's. So talk to us about some of the economic drivers and talk to me like I know nothing about Columbus And truth be told, I don't know a whole lot. So that'll be eat that should be easy for you to do. But so what are the what are the big economic drivers in the market? Who are the big kind of companies that are that are in the space and do they have a tech scene. Harvey: There's no secret anymore. I mean, Columbus as a market for real estate investment, that that information is out there makes every top whatever list for real estate investing. And there's really there's two big factors there. Maybe three one is population growth, something like a million people in projected population growth between now and 2030, or 2040, or something like that. So a lot of people for short amount of time. Industry here, mostly retail, I call it junk retail and fashion retail. So Big Lots is here, dollar generals here. But also, L brands, which is the biggest the biggest employer, in Columbus, they're here designer brands is here. So people like Abercrombie and Fitch, the SW baby, big fashion, retail. Businesses are here. And then if you've ever heard a Nationwide Insurance insider Michael: On your side! Harvey: That's right, so insurance is huge here. There's a lot of there's several big players, including nationwide. And then healthcare is also large, because nationwide is plays on both sides of that. So they they run a couple really big hospitals, facilities. And then if you've ever heard of the Ohio State University, their top five employer here as well. And not only do they have the university itself, but they have several research and medical facilities around the region. Technology is largely based in those those industries. There's a lot of funding in financial services I forget forgot to mention Chase is here. financial service technology, innovative insurance, technology and medical, medical technology. And then all of the technological research and development University is doing as well. I mean, there's a lot, there's a lot going on. Michael: Right on. So is it safe to say that that is a multifaceted economy? It's not solely reliant on a single sector? Harvey: Right. Yeah. I mean, I'm I went on to what I named, there may be three or four different sectors that are just in the top five employers in the area, there's Yeah, there's a there's a lot going on in terms of different industries, and diversity. Michael: That's fantastic. So that maybe you can give us kind of a walkthrough of if I'm looking at Google Maps, and I type in Columbus, I get a north, south east west over, you know, 30,000 foot view. Talk to us about some of the different markets, different sub markets within Columbus, that we should be aware of. Harvey: Yep. So if you look at a few of the map, you got it. 70, which goes around Columbus, generally, inside of that is Franklin County, it extends a little bit outside of that as well. So inside of Franklin County, obviously you have Columbus, but then you have really close in suburbs like Westerville Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Grove City, Hillier power, how, in my view, there definitely is a couple other ones around. And those are the close in suburbs. And all of all of those cities and municipalities I just mentioned are super hot and saturated in terms of both retail and investment real estate. deals are just hard to come by they're as they are in a lot of MSA. But if you extend out which the pattern now that we're seeing is that investors are starting to move out and it's because people are starting to move out as well. There's just cheaper houses. There's there's not as much of a demand right now anyway to commute to a job downtown. And even if you are commuting, it's likely that you're commuting less frequently. And maybe you're okay with a 45 minutes 60 minute drive now because you're saving 100- $200,000 on a house and you're getting more acreage and you're getting more space. You're, you're now okay with a 45 minute drive. So places like Lancaster and Newark, Delaware, maybe Mount Vernon, which is to the north Lancaster's to the south east, Newark is due east, places like that, which are 45 minutes, average driving time to downtown Columbus, on fire. I mean, Newark. If you told me that Newark, Ohio, if you told me a year ago that Newark would be a place where you could buy a house, do a little bit of rehab, put it on the market and get multiple offers over asking, me and a lot of people will tell you recruit your that's exactly what exactly what's going on. And some of the best deals to be had are out in those peripheral markets. Michael: Now that's wild. And so give give everybody an idea of Like, if I'm a single family investor, I'm looking for a three to that'll have a good rent, what are some of the price points in those four markets, those four neighborhoods just mentioned, as well as their corresponding rents? And just, you know, ballpark average? Harvey: Yeah, I think it's pretty fair to say that you could find three to for between 130 and $150,000, then rent is going to be between $950-$1150 depending on your specific location and some features in the property. Awesome. Which, okay, 3/2 130 to 150. Good luck finding that and a lot of areas. Michael: I'm a California guy, and I can pretty well guarantee it doesn't just exist so much out here. Harvey: Yeah, not even in Columbus. Michael: So when you're looking to underwrite properties at Roofstock. And for those people that aren't familiar with you, you know, you're one of our rootstock certified agents out in Columbus, and so if not v certified agent out in Columbus. So when you're underwriting properties on Roofstock that go on the Select program, what is it that you're looking for, Harvey: You know, the big things are rehab, a lot of things that make them Margiela properties that make the market now in Columbus. And just as a disclaimer right now, on Roofstock, even though I'm mentioning these peripheral markets, we're the only the only properties that are available to Roofstock investors are the ones inside of Franklin County, really, because it's, it's because of the on the property management side, there's just there's not a lot of infrastructure for investor support yet on those markets. So we're limited to that, to that Franklin County, I 270 close in ring. And we're looking for is minimal rehab, things that hit the market at certain price points, you can just guarantee or just just assume I guess that if they're under a certain price point that they probably got some issues with them. And we know that Roofstock investors are not, especially because most of them are out of town, they're not really keen on having to manage any sort of big rehab project with people that they all know in town that they can't get to frequently, minimal rehab being $5,000 or less, on average. And then neighborhood quality because neighborhood quality translates to tenant quality. So we're looking at the the neighborhood rating score, and then gross yield. I mean, just how much how much ranking you get compared to the purchase price, which that number is shrinking with every day that passes I think, I think with time we'll start to see rent start to you know, it's lagging now. But we'll start to inch closer to the kind of growth that we've seen in in sales prices. But so those are the three things, just minimal rehab, making sure we're hitting a minimum neighborhood quality than the gross yield is something that will produce cash flow. Michael: Love it. And Harvey, can you talk to me a little bit about how to calculate property taxes. Cuz in a market like California, our state, we kind of have a statewide law that says the property taxes are gonna be based on the sale price. So if you bought a property 10 years ago, for 100 grand your property taxes are based on that purchase price, if I buy it from you now, and I pay 500, my property taxes are going to be probably at least 5x what you were paying. So how should investors be thinking about property taxes? And does a sale trigger any kind of reassessment? How does that work? Harvey: Yeah, the sale the sale doesn't necessarily trigger reassessment. But the local school boards and this is municipality specific. So if you're buying in Columbus, this is true. The school boards are very in, they have a really good process for going through finding recent transactions, making an appeal and getting that value updated. Which because they want their they want their funds they want. They're trying to capitalize on a market that is appreciating. And you know, they want their programs and their facilities to grow right alongside it. So you can't blame them. But that is it's happened to me. And it can be quite sizable. So look at the auditor site and figure out what the tax is based on now. And then figure out where where you think you're going to purchase it. And you get a reasonable idea of how much that tax bill is going to go up. Outside of Columbus, I don't really know but in Columbus, that's very common. Michael: Okay. So if I'm looking at a property that was at purchase, last purchase $100,000 and the taxes let's call it were 1200 bucks a year. If I'm going to then purchase the same property at two to $200,000. Is it a safe assumption then to double the property tax because the purchase price has doubled. So now I'm thinking I'll be at 2400? Harvey: You know, if you're underwriting it, I probably will do that. It's probably not that exact. I think they, there's some formula, I forget what it is, but they take a certain percentage off of that, and then they tax you on on that percentage. But yeah, that's, that's probably not a bad place to start for your calculations. Michael: Okay, perfect. It's funny, you mentioned the school board's I had the exact same thing happened to me numerous times down in Cincinnati, I'm pretty heavily invested down there. And, yeah, and it's funny, you know, because part of me feels really great about being able to help the local school systems get funded and grow, because everybody wants to be part of a good school system. So if you're coming into an area, you're then donating, for lack of a better term, more money to the school system, which will hopefully bring it up. But at the same time, I was like, Man, this sucks, like, it is just so expensive, oftentimes, to do business. So it's a catch 22. Harvey: It is, and it's a but in theory, it should come full circle that you think as the schools improve the neighborhood improves your your neighborhood and consequentially your house becomes more desirable. And then the like kind of feeds itself. But that assumes obviously the school board is handling your funds with some sort of proficiency. Michael: Yes. Harvey: Which, you know, I think in Columbus, they do a pretty good job. But I will also say, if you're taking out a loan on these, and your servicer is a little bit slow to I don't know, I don't know what their process is. But if they're slow to make sure that your escrow account is enough to keep up with that tax increase, what happened to me recently, I have a duplex in Columbus bought for, you know, an increased amount over the last last purchase price. My servicing company didn't know for two years, and then just this past year, we got Oh, you owe tax on the increased value for the last 24 months. We then double your PITI, your your mortgage payment Michael: To catch up! Haryvey: For the, catch up. Yeah, for past payments and future payments. Oh, my gosh, that would have been nice to have just incremental increases over, you know, a shorter amount of time. Wow. Yeah, that does happen. Michael: Well, that's a great tip for listening is look out for that stuff. I mean, if you're if you know what your tax bill should be, and you're mortgaging servicing company, your mortgage service company isn't taking enough from you and to make those payments. Speak up. Say something that's that's a really good teachable moment. Harvey: You're going to get notification from from the auditor or the treasurer Michael: For the county. Harvey: Yeah. When your tax is increasing. And then if you don't see increases in your payment on that property for a couple months, it's probably time to call on it. Start asking questions, because you don't want that surprise. 24 months. Michael: Yeah, that's that's not a fun present. Harvey: No, no, not at all. Michael: Harvey, talk to us about some common issues that might show up on an inspection report in Columbus, that folks should just be aware of, as an example, I bought property in Alaska, and they have diesel fired boiler and heat the house that's just common place me being California. I was like, Whoa, major, major hazard and I was like, calm down. This is standard par for the course. So what are some things that you that that you see that buyers should be aware of? Harvey: Wet basements blowing basement walls, that those are scary things, especially for people who aren't familiar with basements. And we are familiar with basements that were made to be wet. houses. There's there's a lot of old inventory in Columbus. And a lot of that old inventory from what I understand, was built to take on water that doesn't excuse poor water controls from your downspouts and your gutters and your grading. But they can cause bowing and it can cause signs of water intrusion. Remedying bowing basement walls is a very common practice going in and having to waterproof a basement that's not already waterproof is a very common practice. The selection of contractors that do that is very high. I mean, there's a lot of contractors out there that do that kind of work, both remedying the the bowing and the waterproofing. So don't let don't let that scare you. If anything, it's a it's a negotiation tactic with whoever you're purchasing from, but that will inventory there's still knob and tube electric work in houses, which can be scary for people. But again, there's those contractors that can handle that sort of thing. I've had to do it several times. It's just not that big a deal. Being on well water or having a septic tank instead of public water and public sewer. It's just not that's not that scary one buyers, especially if they're native. They understand renters as long as things are inspected and safe and functional. They understand as well, but in certain areas... I mean in Columbus, it's very rare in fact that I think they've fallen gotten rid of all septic tanks? Anybody who's not on public sewer or public water, but just outside of the city. That's that's pretty common and it should not be a deal breaker. As long as they're functional. They're safe. And they've been inspected. Michael: Great. those are those are three really good ones. Because as you were saying them I'm so over here like, ah, like, that sounds awful. So this is a good learning lesson for me too. I've never heard that that some of these older properties were built to take on water. That is a totally foreign concept to me. Harvey: Yeah, yeah. When I heard it, too. I was thinking Who the hell would build a house? That's supposed to where the basements supposed to get wet? But yeah, it's just, it just was the way they built. Michael: Okay. And they don't make them like they used to, that's for sure. Harvey: No, they don't build basements to take on water anymore. Michael: Do you have any interesting stats, or kind of notable highlights that you want to share with with potential buyers or folks interested in the Columbus market? Harvey: I would say the inventory levels here in Columbus right now are pretty interesting. There wasn't long ago, there was 1300 houses on the market. And I just looked today, and I think there's 28-2900 houses on the market. Some of that is seasonal, I mean, things just tend to loosen up around this time of the year anyway. But that's a pretty sizable gain. And we're starting to feel it a little bit. It's not as crazy inventory is starting to sit on the market a little bit longer than it was this summer and spring. And prices are as crazy then maybe isn't as many offers. So it is getting a little bit easier to purchase. We run a real estate investment company we go direct to seller, the more difficult it becomes for anybody to purchase, the more difficult it becomes for us to purchase. But we're seeing a little bit more ease. On the purchase side. I would just encourage investors Roofstock investors who are interested in the Columbus market to just continue to be patient. I've been a real Roofstock agent since early spring of 2021. Guess how many transactions we've completed for Roofstock purchasers? Zero sec. Yep. And it's, it's just tough. I mean, finding a rehab property that is on the MLS and marketed already, that isn't one going in 24 hours or two, doesn't have the rent to support the purchase price. To date, it's just been a very, it's just, it's just rare to find. But like I mentioned, things are loosening up, continue to be patient. And I think I think you'll there will be deals to find. And I would also encourage through the winter. So let's say late September through March, keep paying attention because that is the time to buy because historically the market is more buyer friendly. Less seller friendly. Michael: Harvey are you trying to cut into my turkey time you telling me I gotta go look at real estate deals. I'm trying to eat stuffing. Harvey: I mean, if you want to, if you want to buy deals and build long term wealth, yeah, I guess Michael: That was it's such a good point. I bought so many deals in that exact timeframe for just that reason. I mean, I I joke it I kind of saying tongue in cheek, but I think for folks that kind of take time off. That's the wrong time to take off. I say if you're gonna sit out, you know, anytime do it when the markets crazy hot. And so when when there aren't folks out there trying to buy deals when everybody else is taking a break. That's when you should be pushing the pedal to the metal. Harvey: Yeah, sure. And it takes some discipline to because I came from, like corporate america and a regular job. And that time of year is where everyone kind of slows down takes vacation doesn't take work. So serious holiday parties party is in the office. But yeah, I mean, to just say, Okay, this is our plan for fourth quarter and in the first quarter of 2022. And stick to it and be disciplined about it. I mean, that can be you can make a break an entire year off of the deal you purchase in December. Michael: Easily, easily. No, I love that man. And I'm curious. I mean, you bring up a really great point that there haven't been any deals done in Columbus. So I would challenge everybody listening to go and be the first person to get a deal done when you know, win that race but also what should folks be aware of? What would you coach recommend people on that they need to do in order to win deals in this market? And we're recording this late August of 2021. So take this with a grain of salt depending on when you're listening to it but right now what do you see in folks? What do they need to do? Harvey: Be reasonably aggressive on your purchase price, not not aggressive? Just be reasonable on your purchase price. Just assume that the deal you're that you're offering was being offered on by other people now, certainly. You can submit offers below asking, and certainly you should submit offers at a price that makes sense. In fact, I would just encourage you to, to make offers. Because it's, it's, it's just like fishing, right? We just, it's a numbers game at this point. Don't be over lease, freaked out by a an inspection. Recently, I had a deal blow up when the inspection came back, we had a 10 day remedy period in the contract, which just means that we get the inspection, we read it over, we decide to things that we don't like and then we ask you to either fix them or give us money. Because of that. Use the remedy period, if you ask for things, all they can say is no. Or maybe they say yes. And all of a sudden, now you have a deal. That was less cash in or a deal that is fixed up and better than it was when it was on the market to use that period to your advantage. Don't run off, just because there's some scary things in in the inspection. Michael: Now those are those are great tips. And how are you seeing all cash offers playing in the Columbus market right now? Harvey: They're frequent. And they come from institutional buyers quite a bit. There's hedge, hedge funds and institutions that we're all competing with. And they throw down big chunks of cash. And they they often buy multiple houses at the same time. However, I've seen sellers opting to be more patient for more money than jump out a cash offer just because they can close in 10 days. So cash doesn't always win. It looks like maybe they're winning less frequently. I don't know that for sure. But it seems that way that sellers are being more patient thinking okay, I can get I can wait 30 days, 25 days and get 20,000 more dollars out of this. Well, Michael: Seems like a pretty good ROI. Harvey: Yeah. Yeah, not bad. I mean, then lender is good lenders are closing in 21 days. So if you come in and you're pre approved, and your lender is legit, and they're gonna move on things quick. I mean, three weeks, the seller can make, you know, several 1000 more dollars, which can compete with really as a cash offer, at or above asking that close in 10 days. Michael: Well, that's really good to know. That's really good to know, Harvey, this has been awesome, man. Is there other any other thoughts, tips, tricks, insights that folks should be aware of about the Columbus market? Harvey: Be patient. And like I said earlier, I'd make make offers and pay attention. Paying attention, especially through the winter months. Michael: Perfect. We'll have our our heat vision goggles on it's I know it gets pretty cold out there. Harvey: Yeah it can. Michael: Awesome. Well, Harvey what's the best way for folks to get in touch with you if they have questions about the Columbus market about property management? Harvey: Yeah, feel free to email me email@example.com. You can also text or call me although I'm usually faster respond to texts at 901-484-9751. I'm also on Facebook, our investment company Simple Solutions Real Estate is also on Facebook. I'm all over the place. Reach out and love to connect. Michael: Right on. Well, thanks again. Harvey. This was really great. Appreciate you coming on. Harvey: Yeah. Thank you, Michael. Michael: Take care. Talk to you soon. All right. All right, everybody. That was our episode. A big big big thank you to Harvey. I know I learned a ton about the Columbus market very much looking forward to continuing to learn about the market and seeing where it goes from here. Sounds like some really big things coming down the pike. If you enjoyed the episode, feel free to leave us a rating or review. And as always, we'd love to hear comments or a future topic ideas so let us know in the comment section. We look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing
In this special Hispanic Heritage Month Edition episode, Luis speaks with Diego A. Verdugo, CFP®, CRPS®. Diego is first-generation immigrant from the Mexican state of Sonora. His family arrived to Arizona in 2001 with the hope of pursuing the American Dream. He is a cancer survivor and has battled a chronic immunodeficiency since birth. In 2012, Diego became the first in his family to graduate from college by earning an undergraduate degree in Economics & Business and Spanish language from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Diego entered the financial services industry by joining Principal in 2012. In his current role, he provides consultative support to advisors on advanced financial planning concepts and strategies. Diego became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in August 2021 and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning. Diego serves on multiple non-profit organizations' boards, including the Junior Achievement of Arizona Phoenix – Metro board and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) board. He is an advocate for financial literacy and devotes much of his time to helping close the financial knowledge and wealth gaps of underrepresented and low-income communities. He is a champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and has been recognized as an Ambassador for his work in the space. In 2020, Diego was recognized by InvestmentNews as a member of its prestigious 40 under 40 program in recognition of his accomplishments, contributions to the industry, leadership and promise. Diego lives in Phoenix with his fiancée (who's pregnant with their second child) and his four-year old daughter. His family has recently ventured in the entrepreneurship space with the launch of several small businesses. Notes: In this episode, Luis and Diego talk about the following and more: Diego's background and upbringing Diego's trajectory in pursuing the American Dream How Diego's Hispanic Heritage has impacted his career and entrepreneurship Diego's best piece of advice for all Hispanic men and women trying to go after their dream Resources: LatinXcellence, more than a brand, it's a movement! The BLX Internship Program Diego's LinkedIn Diego's Instagram Luis' LinkedIn Luis' Twitter Luis' Instagram
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a poet, an English garden designer, and a garden historian. We'll hear a fun excerpt about calculating cold weather from a Pulitzer-prize-winning play by David Auburn. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a bible on winter growing and harvesting - so year-round gardening - from the master himself: Eliot Coleman. And then we'll wrap things up with some thoughts on transplanting - the toll it takes on plants… and us. Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy. The Daily Gardener Friday Newsletter Sign up for the FREE Friday Newsletter featuring: A personal update from me Garden-related items for your calendar The Grow That Garden Library™ featured books for the week Gardener gift ideas Garden-inspired recipes Exclusive updates regarding the show Plus, each week, one lucky subscriber wins a book from the Grow That Garden Library™ bookshelf. Gardener Greetings Send your garden pics, stories, birthday wishes, and so forth to Jennifer@theDailyGardener.org Curated News Florist Nikki Tibbles on How to Arrange Hydrangeas | House & Garden Facebook Group If you'd like to check out my curated news articles and original blog posts for yourself, you're in luck. I share all of it with the Listener Community in the Free Facebook Group - The Daily Gardener Community. So, there's no need to take notes or search for links. The next time you're on Facebook, search for Daily Gardener Community, where you'd search for a friend... and request to join. I'd love to meet you in the group. Important Events September 14, 1613 Death of Sir Thomas Overbury, English poet, and writer. He died after being poisoned when he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. He once wrote, The man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato - the only good belonging to him is underground. September 14, 1699 Baptism of Batty Langley, English garden designer, writer, architect, and artist. His elaborate garden designs often featured mazes. If you see one online, you'll find them mesmerizing. A jack of all trades, he offered his wealthy clients a myriad of garden features to choose from, including grottos, baths, fountains, cascades, garden seats, structures, and sundials. Batty sought to soften Baroque gardens featuring formality and geometric shapes with natural landscapes. George Washington was a fan of his work and ordered his New Principles of Gardening (1728) for his library at Mount Vernon. Batty wrote, There is nothing more agreeable in the garden than good shade, and without it a garden is nothing. September 14, 1931 Birth of Susan Campbell (artistic name: Susan Benson), English illustrator, food writer, and garden historian. She eventually became an expert on the history of walled kitchen gardens after visiting Thomas Pakenham at Tullynally Castle. For over four decades, she researched and wrote about over 700 walled kitchen gardens in the UK and worldwide. In 2001, she established the Walled Kitchen Garden Network with fellow garden historian Fiona Grant. Recently, she studied the garden belonging to Charles Darwin's father, Robert Darwin. In a 1984 interview, Suan commented, Oh, painting was agony. Agony. And writing is a doddle compared [to] illustrating… [But kitchen gardens] seemed as secret as anything with their big walls… and I longed to see what they were like. Unearthed Words Let X equal the quantity of all quantities of X. Let X equal the cold. It is cold in December. The months of cold equal November through February. There are four months of cold, and four of heat, leaving four months of indeterminate temperature. In February, it snows. In March, the lake is a lake of ice. In September, the students come back, and the bookstores are full. Let X equal the month of full bookstores. The number of books approaches infinity as the number of months of cold approaches four. I will never be as cold now as I will in the future. The future of cold is infinite. The future of heat is the future of cold. The bookstores are infinite and so are never full except in September...” ― David Auburn, Proof Grow That Garden Library The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman This book came out in 2009, and the subtitle is Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses. In this book, Renaissance man Eliot Coleman shares his ingenuity and time-tested experience with growing and harvesting food year-round. If you're considering extending your growing season, Eliot's book is regarded as the bible of successful winter sowing, growing, and harvesting. With The Winter Harvest Handbook, gardeners can remain active and productive even in the coldest winters using unheated or minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses. Eliot shares how to make and maintain your greenhouse, along with growing and marketing tips for over 30 different crops. This book is 264 pages of a proven model for enjoying fresh, locally-grown produce all through the winter. You can get a copy of The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $15. Today's Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart September 14, 1938 On this day, the Canadian naturalist Charles Joseph Sauriol wrote in his diary, I stood out on the lawn at 12.30 A.M. The Valley silvered in moonlight could have been back in July… Moving is transplanting, and transplanting causes most plants to droop momentarily. We always feel a trifle sad about pulling up stakes... Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."
TEDx, The Grio, Black Enterprise, 2x Author Rahkim Sabree Mission is..............Were Are in a Pandemic, America is Opening & People Are Either Going Back to Work, Unemployed, Underemployed or Trying Something NEW!It's Time for a ReBoot!This interview is just the Second of interview with Rahkim! "To inspire multi-generational growth; spiritually, mentally, and physically through the lens of my words and experiences." From Section 8 to Owning Multiple Homes, Rahkim has grown from being raised in humble dwellings to reaping the benefits of owning his investments.As a speaker Rahkim has graced stages, classrooms, work spaces, and board rooms serving on panels and delivering workshops, seminars, and keynotes. Most notable of which was the TEDx stage in Hartford, CT. Rahkim is always looking for opportunities to spread his message. On the heels of his new book entitled Financially Irresponsible, author Rahkim Sabree says that closing the financial literacy gap can be done with the establishment of a team.Rahkim is a millennial /Gen Z African American man who's accomplished financial goals like attaining the coveted 800 FICO credit score, to purchasing his first home under 30. He mentions, “These were not things discussed growing up in Mount Vernon, NY.”His hope is to inspire others like him to not only become financially literate, but to share what they know with others.Rahkim's book is packed full of advice, tips, guides, and powerful insights that many people are going to find useful and empowering. For more information about the book, please visit here.He can be reached on Instagram @UnlimitedInvestmentInquiries and is looking to connect with celebrities and influencers who share in his passion to spread Financial Literacy awareness.For more information visit his official web site at rahkimsabree.com© 2021 All Rights Reserved© 2021 BuildingAbundantSuccess!!Join Me on ~ iHeart Radio @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASJoin Me @ Spot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23ba
Westchester Sports Hall-of-Famer Joe Mazzella discusses his legendary baseball and basketball career at Iona College, his pro baseball player and high school coaching days at Mount Vernon, life as a basketball official and much more on Westchester Talk Radio, "The Sports Report" with host John Marino, produced by Sharc Creative
In this episode of the Obsessively Outspoken Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tru Soul Artist, AMMXR. We discussed everything from his earlier days in Mount Vernon to the bond he formed with the legendary producer Pete Rock and being signed to his label, Tru Soul Records. We delved into the music industry ups and downs he experienced in the past and the creative process he went through making his 2021 mixtape, '21 Grams: Worth its Weight in Soul'. We discussed my 'Top 5 Lyricist' list currently and the impact those artist has on AMMXR and the the genre on a whole. We took some time out to talk about the pressure he may experience when his debut album, 'Dope Boy Soul' drops later this year and the influence Mount Vernon had on the culture for the past three decades. Thank you for taking the time out to listen. Enjoy!
Today our guest is Maria Ruelas. She is the owner of iClean Cleaning Services in Mount Vernon, Texas. She started in 2019 and services both residential and commercial clients Maria uses a lot of the information that she's heard on the Grow My Cleaning Company Podcast. Applying the information she's learned has helped her to grow her cleaning business. Now she's on the podcast to ask for advice to her target Niche. Maria's High-End Niche Knowing Your Client's Pain First A Step Beyond Systems Maria's Takeaway
For nearly 15 years, Tobias Lear served as George Washington's right hand man. Join Becca and Rebecca for his many career changes, scandalous life and what happened to George Washington's diary? Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org Support Tour Guide Tell All: Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellall Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellall If you are looking for more information, we found these resources to be helpful: Biography of Lear, Mount Vernon: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/tobias-lear/ Live Chat with Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfRWpnWd8rU National Archives, Lear's Notes on Washington's Death: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0406-0001 https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0406-0002 Tobias Lear Home, New Hampshire: https://tobiaslearhouse.com/ The Checkered Career of Tobis Lear by Ray Brighton You're Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
In 1784, King Charles III of Spain sent George Washington a token of his esteem. Knowing that Washington had long sought a Spanish donkey for his Mount Vernon estate, the king permitted a jack to be exported to the new United States. Washington named the donkey Royal Gift in recognition of its royal origin, and the donkey became somewhat of a minor celebrity when he disembarked from his ship in 1785. As it turns out, Spanish jacks like Royal Gift were highly prized animals in the Atlantic world. And in this case the Spanish, who had supported the United States during the American Revolution, saw an opportunity to use a donkey as a way to shore up diplomatic relations with the new republic and protect their interests in North America. On today's show, Professor José Emilio Yanes joins Jim Ambuske to discuss his new book, El Regalo de Carlos III A George Washington: El periplo de Royal Gift. Yanes is a veterinarian and Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca in Spain. As the title of his work suggests, it is a Spanish language book, one that makes use of manuscripts in Spanish archives to flesh out Royal Gift's story. We spoke last fall with the help of his friend and collaborator, Allan Winn, Jr., who it so happens is a native of Alexandria, Virginia who has lived in Spain for many years now and runs Allan School of English in Zamora. If Spanish happens to be your mother tongue, or if you are like me and you are desperately trying to get better at it, please check out the Spanish-language version of this episode, which will appear in your podcast feed. Before we get started, we ask that you do us a quick favor. If you like the show, please drop us a review through your favorite podcast app. We'd really appreciate. And be sure to check out our new website for the show, which we think will make it easier for you to find your favorite episodes. You can find us at www.georgewashingtonpodcast.com. About Our Guests: José Emilio Yanes Garcia is Superior Polytechnic School of Zamora and Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain). He is the author of El Regalo de Carlos III A George Washington: El periplo de Royal Gift (2019). Allan R. Winn, Jr. is a native of Alexandria, Virginia who now resides in Zomora, Spain. He is the proprietor of Allan School of English. Winn assisted Yanes with translation work in El Regalo de Carlos III A George Washington and provided translation for this episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/support
========================================== ==SUSCRIBETEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNpffyr-7_zP1x1lS89ByaQ?sub_confirmation=1========================================== == DEVOCIÓN MATUTINA PARA ADOLESCENTES 2021“SIN MIEDO AL FRACASO”Narrado por: Isa ValenDesde: Buenos Aires, ArgentinaUna cortesía de DR'Ministries y Canaan Seventh-Day Adventist Church 31 DE JULIOMISIÓNANNA KNIGHT - 4ª PARTE«Les enseñaré a comportarse de manera buena y recta». 1 Sam. 12:23El Sr. Chambers le envió una carta alentándola y diciéndole que Dios la había perdonado y que le daría fuerzas para que no le fallara en el futuro.Anna nunca volvió a trabajar en sábado, pero su madre jamás lo entendió. «Tú no me dirás cómo se hacen las cosas-le dijo- ¡Soy tu madre! Detén esta tontería de guardar el sábado o te vas ».Anna esperó hasta que su madre se calmara y encontró la forma de decirle calmadamente: «Está bien, me iré, no puedo renunciar al sábado ya mi esperanza de la vida eterna». Cumplió su promesa de ayudar con la cosecha y luego tomó el poco dinero que tenía y partió llorosa a la casa de los Chambers. Pero ahora su futuro estaba decidido y ella estaba emocionada. Iría a la escuela y se convertiría en maestra.Durante un tiempo, Anna ayudó a la señora Chambers con su panadería, pero pronto la helpon a inscribirse en la primera escuela real de su vida: la Academia Mount Vernon, en Ohio. Sus compañeros de clase se reían de ella por lo campesina e inculta que era. La llamaban «la verde». Un día, cuando los vio burlándose de ella, los dejó sin palabras al decirles: «No importa, las cosas verdes siempre crecen». Pronto, hizo buenos amigos que la ayudaron con sus estudios y apreciaban todas las cosas interesantes que ella sabía sobre la naturaleza.Después de un año en Mount Vernon, Anna quiso seguir estudiando, así que se inscribió en el Battle Creek College. Allí, asistió a clases, trabajó la mayor parte de sus días en la lavandería y planchaba en privado. Todos estos ingresos la ayudaron a pagar sus gastos. Para fin de año, estaba lista para comenzar Enfermería en el Sanatorio de Battle Creek.Una experiencia se convirtió en lo más destacado de la capacitación de Anna. Una señora de apellido Henry ingresó en el hospital con insuficiencia cardíaca y decidió quedarse para recibir atención. Los médicos dijeron que, aunque ella había sido muy activa, ahora solo un milagro podría salvarla. Un día le preguntó al capellán del hospital si podría ungirla como se describe en Santiago 5. Anna le pidió a Dios que la sanara, ya sus amigos que oraran a una hora específica.Llevaron a la Sra. Henry a la capilla en silla de ruedas. El servicio fue tranquilo y espiritual y cuando concluyó, la Sra. Henry había sanado. Subió caminando las escaleras a su habitación y al examinarla, los médicos no encontraron rastros de la enfermedad cardíaca que la afectaba.Continuará ...
In this part two of this two-part series, Brit Eaton talks about how infidelity crept into her marriage, like a thief and how God delivered she and her husband out of the hands of the enemy after many years of going through a difficult healing process. She has a powerful testimony of healing, grace and restoration. Brit Eaton is a writer, speaker, discipler, and all-around pursuer of the Kingdom of God. She helps corporate, nonprofit, and ministry leaders find the words to say to move people to action. An eager apostle and strong advocate for women in ministry, Brit ministers in diverse, spirit-filled environments committed to unity in the Body of Christ. Brit is the co-author of Reckless Grace, a book inspired by and developed with Bill Vanderbush. She lives in a log home on ten wooded acres in Mount Vernon, Ohio with her husband, Mike and daughter, Bella. #BritEaton #RecklessGrace #Adultery --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pneu-pneuma/support
Brit Eaton is a writer, speaker, discipler, and all-around pursuer of the Kingdom of God. She helps corporate, nonprofit, and ministry leaders find the words to say to move people to action. An eager apostle and strong advocate for women in ministry, Brit ministers in diverse, spirit-filled environments committed to unity in the Body of Christ. Brit is the co-author of Reckless Grace, a book inspired by and developed with Bill Vanderbush. She lives in a log home on ten wooded acres in Mount Vernon, Ohio with her husband, Mike and daughter, Bella. In this first part of this two-part series, Brit talks about her early life, growing up in a Christian environment. She begins to set it up for the lead into a very life-altering experience that made her the woman who she is today. #BritEaton #RecklessGrace #Adultery --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pneu-pneuma/support
What is one of the keys to our national liberty? Tune in today to hear what George Washington had to say about religious liberty today on The Public Square®. Topic: Rediscovering American History The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Thursday, July 21, 2021
Featuring ARtGlass CEO Greg Werkheiser, this CapTech Trends episode discusses how ARtglass, a Richmond, VA based company, is bringing cultural sites like Pompeii, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and Madame Tussaud's to life through an immersive Augmented Reality wearable. Introducing this technology into museums and historical sites not only leaves people entertained, but also provides an emotional and intellectual experience. Learn more about ARtglass: https://artglassgroup.com/
What does it feel like to hold the keys to Mount Vernon? Dave Zanotti knows. Tune in today to hear this story on The Public Square®. Topic: Rediscovering American History The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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This summer, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is presenting a production of “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” by James Ijames . The show will run under the tent at Boscobel in Garrison, New York through July 30. In the play, a recently widowed Martha Washington lies helpless in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and cared for by the very slaves that will be free the moment she dies. As she begins to slip away, she falls deep into a fever dream of terrifying theatricality that investigates everything from her family to her historical legacy. “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” is directed at HVShakes by Taylor Reynolds . Reynolds is a New York-based director and theatremaker from Chicago and one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of OBIE-award winning The Movement Theatre Company in Harlem and she joins.
If you're a long time listener of The Public Square® you know our conversation between Dave Zanotti and Dr. William B. Allen about the life and leadership of George Washington has become a classic to us. It's become a broadcast we like to return to often because we never want to forget what was said that day. Tune in this week to hear Part 1 of "First: The Leadership of George Washington" where we interview special guest, Dr. W.B. Allen, on-location in Maryland. We also feature audio from George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. Don't miss this special edition of The Public Square®. Topic: Rediscovering American History The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd thepublicsquare.com Release Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/OldF3qcLcdM Peggy Eason, known on the cabaret scene since 2009, has taken her talents from New York to Provincetown to beyond to great audience and critical acclaim. Peggy has had successful runs at venues throughout NYC most notably Don't Tell Mama and The Iridium under the direction of Lennie Watts. She also appeared at Tudor City Greens concerts and the Cabaret Convention. Miss Eason has thrilled audiences throughout New York with her version of “Defying Gravity” (Wicked), among other songs. Miss Eason, blind since birth, has never let that interrupt her work or life. She has had an illustrious and varied career. She grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Mount Vernon, New York. An accomplished vocalist, Miss Eason is classically trained and began singing professionally from a very young age. She earned her Master's Degree in Voice and Music Education from the Manhattan School of Music, and pursued a career early on as a lyric soprano, singing in churches, at corporate and private events while working for the Division of Parole for the State of New York. In 2009 Miss Eason opted for a full-time career as a cabaret performer and the rest is history!
We Love You DMX. Thank you for your work and courage. You helped to break the stigma of addiction. Rest in Peace King. Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. Born: December 18, 1970, Mount Vernon, NY Died: April 9, 2021, White Plains Hospital-Emergency Department, White Plains, NY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soberisdope/message
This Independence Day, we're finally cracking open the book as we look at two rekindled romances in the 2007 Disney sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Join in as we discuss Mount Vernon kidnappings, Samuel Mudd, the saga of the still-unproduced National Treasure 3, and Christian youth basketball. Plus: When did Patrick and Emily split up? Should Abigail be fired? Should the royal family sue Disney? Is G-Force worth a watch? And, most importantly, what's on page 47?!? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Working Girl (1988) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we catch up with Anthony Price, executive director of the Gold Star Ride Foundation. It was back on September 16, 2019, when I first talked with Anthony Price in Episode 217 of the Law Abiding Biker Podcast. He has been very busy since that interview. You should definitely take a listen to that episode first. The Gold Star Ride Foundation honors our nation's fallen heroes by taking care of their families. And we deliver the goods in person. And we go on bikes. In 2018, Anthony did a single motorcycle ride spanning 18,000 miles, 44 states, 56 days of solid riding, and made contact with more than 60 Gold Star families. Anthony wrote a book after this ride named, Yours, Very Sincerely And Respectfully. Since that 56-day motorcycle ride, Anthony has settled down just a bit. He is still laser-focused on helping Gold Star Families but is not on the road for that long of a span anymore. Although, he still rides his Harley many miles and days to meet with families from all over. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Anthony says they help Gold Star Families in many different ways and it's tailored to their personal situation and needs. This is why Anthony meets in person with the families, to get a real feel of the history and situation. It can be helping a child with college fees or stocking cabinets with groceries. The foundation is just there to help in any way it can. Anthony says the privacy of the families is of the utmost importance and the foundation does not reach out to them. The families must contact the foundation to get things started. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! The mission of the Gold Star Ride Foundations is as follows: "The Gold Star Ride Foundation will actively support, comfort, and provide education benefits to Gold Star Families throughout the United States and will provide these things directly with personal visits via motorcycle; and we will support those other organizations that work to assist in these same activities." New Free Video Mentioned: New Harley Boom Box GTS Conversion-How to Retrofit & Upgrade-Video Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag New Patrons: Joni Yeatts of Charles City, VA Bob Smith of Mount Vernon, WA Eddie Rabon of GENEVA, IN Patrick Feeney of Overland Park, KS Dan Vanderpool of Madera, CA Steve Willcox of Boulder, CO Brandon Jones of Burnsville, Minnesota Jason Glover of Nashville, NC Brett Wiersma of Auburn, AL Doug Erlendson of Santa Rosa, CA Chad Buchler of Ogden, UT Carl Schattke of San Jose, CA If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Alan Thompson William Cone of Spartanburg, South Carolina Robert Taylor of Portage, IN ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION: Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker
EPISODE 167 Interview with Laurel Schrock. Laurel Schrock, a network engineer for Verizon Communications, hails from Mount Vernon, NY. She's an Army Vet, a graduate of Georgetown University and also a small business owner, making her love for candles into what she calls a "hobby that now pays for itself." Laurel has always identified as monogamous but a little over two years ago, she began dating an awesome guy who happened to be poly. Earlier this year (2021), she began to experience intense and debilitating insecurities. Although it was gradual, she was struggling and she knew she needed help. If you get value out of the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then consider becoming one of our patrons! Not only will you enjoy exclusive content made just for you, your support will also help us continue creating educational content while helping more people have a deeper understanding of consensual non-monogamy and healthy, sex positive relationships in general. https://www.patreon.com/lovingwithoutboundaries
This is John McGlothlen with the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st. Today in the Cedar Rapids area will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Light and variable winds from the southwest, 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. and a low around 52. The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in Iowa hospitals dropped Sunday to its lowest level in more than 13 months. Iowa Department of Public Health data showed 104 patients were being treated for the disease, a drop from 111 the day before and tied for the lowest number since April 7, 2020. A pedestrian was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Friday night after being struck by a driver east of Cedar Rapids. At about 10:25 p.m., the sheriff's office and other emergency agencies responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in traffic in front of 6905 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, where the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club is located. The sheriff's office said 49-year-old Richard Lighthall of Mount Vernon was struck by a westbound silver Audi driven by 42-year-old Allan Novak Jr. of Cedar Rapids. Lighthall was taken to UIHC by ambulance with life-threatening injuries. Novak and a passenger were uninjured.
The body of a missing man was found inside a dinosaur statue in Barcelona, Spain. Meanwhile, it turns out George Washington had an extremely elaborate outhouse set up at Mount Vernon. Plus, a new study indicates dogs might be able to lend a helping paw in the fight against COVID-19. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me email@example.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!
Watching a great grandson in competition in Mount Vernon‘s nine-year-old soccer league is nothing short of entertaining. What a great day weather wise, game wise, family wise and fellowship wise. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/retired-roaders/message
Tonight we are visiting Erin Montgomery in her home as Adrianna and Kent travel to Montrose, Colorado. We will be listening to Tracy talk about the ascended master while Erin will channel St. Germain so that he can set the record of his life straight. Then, Adrea will tell us a tale about a famous ghost in Mount Vernon. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/what-in-the-podcast/message
Many countries use stamps as a way to tell people about their culture and their history, all in a little corner of a piece of paper. It's a great PR opportunity to have a publicly-visible thing that can be very personal to those that send, and those that receive, and maybe some others along the way. Today, on May 17, 2021, it's only fitting that Mount Vernon, Virginia (the home of George Washington's…donkey) will host the United States Postal Service and their new release of the Heritage Breed Stamp series. It is a much-anticipated and much-needed PR boost to help celebrate some of the amazing diversity our agricultural universe holds, and these are but a few of the animals that reflect our cultures, our peoples, our differences and our strengths:-The Mulefoot Hog-Wyandotte Chicken-Milking Devon Cow-Narragansett Turkey-American Mammoth Jackstock Donkey-Cotton Patch Goose-San Clemente Island Goat-American Cream Draft Horse-Cayuga Duck-Barbados Blackbelly SheepStamps are kind of like DNA, are they not? A story of where we've been, where we're going, and who we are, all wrapped up in a little thing that does its job every day, but often is taken for granted. A very intimate, personal thing that has meaning and purpose and connection. Sounds like a heritage breed DNA parallel to me.We hope you support your postal service and your agricultural history by buying a set of the new Forever Heritage Breeds stamps, beautifully photographed by Aliza Eliazarov (who has promised to be on an upcoming podcast – stay tuned!). Why not send a little piece of meaning and connection to someone you love? Links:https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/0416ma-new-heritage-breeds-forever-stamps-available-may-17.htm https://link.usps.com/the_list/old-stock/ https://www.netaonline.org/episode/holstein-dilemma https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8736632/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 https://www.usps.com/ https://www.mountvernon.org/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/agriCulturePodcast)
In the Season 2 finale of National Treasure Hunt, co-hosts Aubrey Paris and Emily Black sit down with Anette Ahrens, Senior Interpretive Supervisor at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Listen to learn secrets of the estate and incredible behind-the-scenes details about the on-site filming of National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Join the hunt on Twitter and Instagram using @NTHuntPodcast, and find new episodes of National Treasure Hunt every-other Wednesday on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
In this episode we explore a long forgotten case of the New York Trolley Killings. Two men are gunned down in a daring robbery. Now the Mount Vernon police are leading a manhunt for several men who may be involved. Make sure to stop by our website truecrime.blog to see the timeline of events, who was involved, photos and much much more. This entire production is a one man show. The research, writing, recording, editing and graphics were all created by me, for all of you. Thank you for listening. It means the world to me. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/okieinvestigations/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/okieinvestigations/support
Dr. Rick Simcock discusses the GentleWave technology, his career as an endodontist, and Endo2Endo, a coaching program designed to help endodontic practice owners become more efficient; increasing their annual net revenue while creating a healthier work-life balance. Dr. Rick Simcock opened North Sound Root Canal Specialists in 1999, over the last 22 years he's built 2 successful practices founded on efficient clinical and scheduling protocol. In 2020, Rick sold his Mount Vernon practice and established, Endo2Endo, a coaching program designed to help endodontic practice owners become more efficient; increasing their annual net revenue while creating a healthier work-life balance. According to Rick, "there's no better time to be an endodontist." Not only are advancements in endodontic technology giving us the opportunity to save more teeth, but they also allow us to be more efficient with our time and conservative with our overhead. Rick, and his wife Hannah, live on Bellingham Bay with their two furbabies, Eloise a French BullDog and Darby a Golden Doodle. They enjoy being active all year round: skiing and snowboarding, biking, running, hiking and more. Rick is also the bassist in the rock band, The Dizzys. The Dental Clinical Companion Podcast (DCCP) is provided for general informational purposes only. The DCCP, MounceEndo, LLC, Dr. Joel Fransen, Richmond Endodontics CA, and Dr. Richard Mounce personally have no liability for any clinical, management, or financial decisions or actions taken or made by you based on the information provided in this program. The DCCP is not intended to offer dental, medical, legal, management, investment, surgical, tax, clinical, or any other professional advice. Reliance on the information in the DCCP is done entirely at the listeners own risk. No guarantees, representations, or warrantees are made with regard to the completeness, accuracy, and/or quality of the DCCP. The DCCP takes no responsibility for, does not endorse, and does not imply a relationship/affiliation to any websites, products, services, devices, individuals, organizations which are hyperlinked to any DCCP component or mentioned in the DCCP. Third party materials, hyperlinks, and/or DCCP content does not reflect the opinions, standards, and policies of MounceEndo, LLC (owner of the DCCP, Dr. Richard Mounce, the guest, or show sponsors). The DCCP makes no warranty that the Podcast and its server are free of computer viruses or other destructive or contaminating code elements. The Dental Clinical Companion Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or other damages arising out of any individuals use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use, this podcast or the information presented in this podcast. Support the show (http://mounceendo.com/)
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Today I talk with my friend, ReGina Smithwick as she shares her journey of removing her mask after 50 years and owning her truth of being adopted. In our conversation, we talk about how she went from breakdown to breakthrough. A bit more about ReGina: She was born in Harlem, NY raised in Mount Vernon, NY via Teaneck, NJ. Now resides in Winterville, NC with her three children Regina, Franklin Jr. and Dillon. She is a professional organizer and certified life coach. Last year, she started her business Smithwick Solutions LLC that offers organizational services. She also hosts and produces the Facebook talk show "Let's Talk". Plus she just became a published author of the book titled "Adoption: The Unknown Blessing". She attended Virginia State University and received her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from National University. Last but not least, she is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Stay connected with ReGina: www.smithwicksolutions.com Facebook: Smithwick Solutions Instagram: @smithwick_solutions xoxo, Jessi This is My Truth is a newly launched podcast, and I'd love to know what you think! Please consider leaving a review, comment or rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts. If my message resonated with you, please share with others in your circle who may benefit as well! It would be much appreciated! You can connect to This is My Truth on: Leave me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jessi-shuraleff/message Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisismytruthpodcast/ Email: email@example.com Web: www.jessishuraleff.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jessi-shuraleff/message
This week on the NoPixAfterDark Podcast we're featuring a special 4-part series sponsored by Visit Baltimore for National Travel & Tourism Week. You'll hear about the Power of Travel with stories from Baltimore's hospitality community and how together they create welcoming experiences for visitors whether from around the region or from right next door. Jason Bass is the Director of Culture and Impact at Hotel Revival in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Throughout the pandemic, he’s led the hotel in the activation of programs to feed and support the surrounding community and uplift small and minority owned businesses, creating a ghost kitchen and sharing pop-up space. Jason believes in the power of travel and encourages listeners to take part in the cultural exchange it presents – even locally. IG: JasoncBass IG: revivalbaltimore IG: nopixafterdark website www.nopixafterdark.com Thank you Visit Baltimore for your Partnership
They’re baaaaack….live concerts, that is. The great ‘cellist Amit Peled — heard in the opening of this segment playing Ennio Morricone's Love Theme from his score for Cinema Paradiso — is the founder and music director of a chamber orchestra called the Mount Vernon Virtuosi. A week from tomorrow, he will conduct the group and play as a soloist in a concert that marks the return to live events for the Candlelight Concert Society in Columbia. The 2pm concert will be held outdoors, at the Chrysallis in Merriweather Park's Symphony Woods, in Columbia, Maryland. Some COVID protocols will be in place: you'll have to wear your mask, you can’t bring your dog, and you have to sit with folks in your pod. But after more than a year of hearing concerts on Zoom, music lovers are delighted that in-person concerts are slowly making their way back to area stages. For ticket and location info, click here. Amit Peled joins us today on Zoom, just for this interview… Music heard on today's program (Amit Peled, soloist): Ennio Morricone: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso(Amit Peled soloist, with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Darko Boutorac, conducting.) J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No.1 in G Major: Sarabande Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major: Allegro Vivace See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When the COVID pandemic stuck last spring, thousands of cultural heritage sites, including the Washington Library and Mount Vernon, had to find ways to help team members do work from home. That wasn’t always easy, especially as so much of our normal work requires a physical presence. One of our solutions at the Library was to use this time to transcribe the voluminous correspondence of Harrison Dodge, Mount Vernon’s superintendent in the late 19th century. And to do that, we turned to a digital platform called FromThePage. FromthePage is a crowdsourcing transcription tool that allows users to transcribe historical documents from the comfort of their own homes. Since last March, for example, our Dodge project collaborators have made nearly 9,000 page edits and contributed over 400 research notes. So on today’s episode, you’ll meet Sara and Ben Brumfield, the creators of FromThePage. Inspired by their involvement in Wikipedia’s early days, and hoping to find ways to transcribe treasured family heirlooms, the Brumfields set out to create a way for people – including those of you listening right now – to collaboratively transcribe the past. Check out our show notes or go to www.fromthepage.com to find out how you can join a crowdsource transcription project. About Our Guests: Sara and Ben Brumfield are the proprietors of Brumfield Labs, a software development firm, and the creators of FromThePage. Sara earned a BA in Computer Science and the Study of Women and Gender from Rice University. Ben took his BA in Computer Science and Linguistics from Rice University. About Our Host: Jim Ambuske, Ph.D., leads the Center for Digital History at the Washington Library. A historian of the American Revolution, Scotland, and the British Atlantic World, Ambuske graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016. He is a former Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia Law Library. At UVA Law, Ambuske co-directed the 1828 Catalogue Project and the Scottish Court of Session Project. He is currently at work on a book about emigration from Scotland in the era of the American Revolution as well as a chapter on Scottish loyalism during the American Revolution for a volume to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/support
Walter Blanks Jr. is the Press Secretary for AFC and a private school choice program beneficiary. From a young age, Walter recognized that many children are still stuck in underperforming schools and wanted to do something about it. Before joining AFC full-time, Walter was chosen for the first cohort of the American Federation for Children Future Leaders Fellowship, a year-long advocacy and professional development program for graduates of private school choice programs. Before moving to Washington, D.C. to join the national team, Walter championed educational freedom and shared his story across the country serving as a 2018 50CAN National Voices Fellow, an advocacy fellowship that aims to find, connect and support young leaders in education. At AFC, Walter leads both the Voices for Choice and Future Leaders Fellowship programs. These flagship programs of the National Communications team elevate the voices of students, parents, and educators who have benefitted from school choice programs across America. Walter also serves as a spokesperson for AFC and frequently appears in local and national print and news media. A gifted and in-demand speaker, Walter travels across the country sharing his story and advocating for expanding educational opportunities to more children and families. Walter received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Production from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This program is underwritten by the Alliance for Shared Health. Check out how you can cut your health insurance premiums by 40-60% by joining a health sharing alliance. ASH is that option!! Learn more... (http://www.ashcommunity.org/Stacy-on-the-right/) Download our latest PDF Guide at: GUIDE: Talking to your high schoolers about politics!! (https://familyvisionmedia.org/guide) Thank you for listening!! We are live Monday through Friday from 9p to midnight eastern on SiriusXM the Patriot channel 125!!! Donate to support the Podcast here: paypal.me/stacyontheright Or join our Patreon: patreon.com/stacyontheright Thanks and God Bless ya!! -- Spiritual Encouragement -- The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17 -- Stacy's Stash! -- For links to the articles and material referenced in this week's episode check out this week's page from our podcast dashboard! -- Get More Stacy -- Stacy's Blog (http://www.stacyontheright.com) Watch the show live, download previous episodes, and more Stacy! Contact Stacy stacy [at] stacyontheright.com -- Connect with Stacy -- Follow Stacy on Twitter (https://twitter.com/stacyontheright) Follow Stacy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stacyontheright971/)
Mansa Gory is a humble connoisseur of sound. Growing up in the Dizzy Gillespie projects of Cheraw South Carolina, he was indoctrinated into the spirit of protagonist artistry at a young age. It was in that time frame where he acknowledged that he was destined to be a musical artist, actor, and author, striving to bring communities together for higher achievement. Mansa currently serves as the Director of Bands at the Denzel Washington School of Performing Arts School on the Nellie A. Thornton Educational Campus, which is located in Mount Vernon, NY. In the past he has been the band director at Boys and Girls High School (Brooklyn), The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band, Blackfire Percussion, ICE Cold Performing Arts, and Mount Vernon High School. Mansa has served on the music staff at the Rosemont Cavaliers Drum corp of Illinois where the percussion section won the highly coveted, Fred Sanford best percussion performance award (National Championship). Mr. Gory earned the Jim Ott trophy for best hornline in the World as a member of the Concord Blue Devils where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame under the tutelage of Wayne Downey and John Meehan. Mansa was a 2021 Grammy Music Educator of the year Nominee. Mansa Gory founded a non-profit youth enrichment organization, ICE Cold performing arts, which serves as a band pipeline from 4th grade through college. As a band director, Mansa has maintained a multitude of high-demand performance contracts with: Tommy Hilfiger, NY Knicks, The Today Show with Regis and Kelly, NY Empire, and NY Streets Arena Football Team. Completing his Bachelors at the University of South Carolina, Mansa became a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Earning his Masters at Lehman College, he plays the Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Percussion, and Sings. Mansa Gory takes great pleasure in pursuing artistic proclivities while he holds the complete works of Aristotle in one hand and a delicious sandwich in the other. Based in NY. Find more of Mansa: Instagram: @mansa_gory Twitter: @gorymansa Website: https://mgory2000.github.io/mansagory/ A statement from Mansa: "This piece was created to foster an environment where the exploration of self may be conducted in an impactful and revelatory manner. To diminish the human tendency of self-degradation in order to be of better service to our families and communities is one of the primary aims of this selection. The artistic risk taken is the juxtaposition of music, nature sounds, motif, acting, trombone performance, and poetry in a theatrical audio framework. I believe that the arts are the engine of humanity. The arts bring communities together for higher achievement, empathy, and appreciation." This Original Piece is performed entirely by Mansa Gory. (Writer, Actor, Singer, Piano, Bass Guitar, Trombone, Nature Recording Engineer, Audio Mixing, and Audio Mastering) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time's mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let's create together. Follow Us: Instagram | Twitter Created by CurtCo Media Concept by Jenny Curtis Theme music by Chris Porter A CurtCo Media Production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jerald L. Hoover is an award-winning Young Adult fiction author and has garnered success and multiple accolades over the years. He was awarded Best New Male Writer of the Year by the Literary Society in Virginia in 1993 for his novella My Friend, My Hero. He was also listed as a bestselling author among black writers from 1994 – 1996 in various African American publications and was awarded the WritersCorp Award by President Bill Clinton in 1995. Hoover's series of YA fiction, known as "The Hero Book Series" is a group of Young Adult Fiction geared toward young black men ages 12 and up. His first title in the series “My Friend My Hero” has become recommended reading in many classrooms throughout the world. However, Hoover's success did not come easy. In Episode 188 of Class Dismissed Hoover tells us about the challenges he had to overcome to first get published in the 1990s. He says he was rejected by publishers over 40 times. To hear our full interview with Hoover listen to Episode 188. You can also hear any of our episodes of Class Dismissed on your favorite podcasting app or iTunes. About "My Friend My Hero" Bennett Wilson has the world at his fingertips. One of the top basketball players in New York State, he is destined to lead Mount Vernon High to the state championship for the first time. Many of the nation’s top colleges are already reaching out, eager to sign him to their roster. Scholarships are guaranteed. Still young, Bennett is seduced by the promise of fame and fortune. Yet all is not as it appears. Bennett’s life is plagued with strife and conflict. The oldest of three, he has grown up with his single mother in the tough inner-city projects of Mount Vernon. Life is hard but Bennett refuses to choose the fast life of the streets. He knows his only ticket to freedom is through basketball and academics. Bennett’s dreams come to a screeching halt when he learns his sick mother has fallen far behind on her rent and is threatened with eviction. He knows he can get easy money on the streets, but at the cost of ruining his future. Will Bennett finally succumb to a life he’s avoided and if he does, what will it cost? You can learn more about The Hero Book Series at this link. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2021
Get the featured cocktail recipes: Tavern Rum Punch 1748 Steve takes us on a trip through history by pouring the old ways of the New World into our glasses. As the Dir of Historic Trades at good ole’ GW’s Mount Vernon Estate, Steve oversees the production of spirits at George Washington's Distillery, where 18th-century methods and recipes are used to create rye whiskey, as well as peach and apple brandy. This is a history lesson you’re gonna love. #CocktailingAloneTogether and want more delicious cocktail recipes that will withstand the test of time? Then head over to our library of libations and another drink to call your favorite. Don't forget to subscribe, download and review to share your thoughts about the show! ______________________________________________________ The Designated Drinker Show is produced by Missing Link—a podcast media company that is dedicated to connecting people to intelligent, engaging and informative content. Also in the Missing Link line-up of podcasts, is Rodger That—a podcast dedicated to guiding you through the haze of dementia led by skilled caregivers, Bobbi and Mike Carducci. Now, if you are looking for a whole new way to enjoy the theatre, check out Between Acts—an immersive audio theatre podcast experience. Each episode takes you on a spellbinding journey through the works of newfound playwrights—from dramas to comedies and everything in between.
Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and author of Witness to Grace: A Testimony of Favor, speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis about how to reject injustice and racial inequity. The greatest legacy of the African American struggle in these 400 years, is the determination of African American people to seek full inclusion in a society that has not been deterred, Richardson says, "not by the strange fruit on the trees, not by dogs biting, not by hose pouring in, not by even the rhetoric of a president of the United States in modern times."