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Tornadoes and Tuscaloosa

A Connection with Sigma Alpha Epsilon! The stormy weather which brought a barrage of tornadoes that struck the south in April, hit a chord with me because of the fraternity SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON which was started 155 years ago in TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA. Of all those locations in which tornadoes touched down in the south, Tuscaloosa was one of the most heavily hit. My connection was a blog I posted earlier this week about a son and father - Mark  and his dad John – who had each joined this very frat ...

Father and Son Fraternity Bond

 “Matching” Certificates Framed and Preserved “Years ago when my father passed away, I found his fraternity certificate in his papers. Because he had kept it for so many years it had special meaning to me,” said Mark Corbett, who lives in Connecticut. “We shared the bond of father and son as well as being members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It gave me the push to search mine out of the basement. For a time they both sat together in a folder in my desk.” Mark atten ...

Frame My Future 2011 Honorable Mentions - Part 4

Here is the final posting of Honorable Mentions for the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2011! Congrats to these entrants for their amazing entries! Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 to view the first 23 Honorable Mentions! If you haven't already, please take a moment to view the Finalists for this year's "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest, and place a vote for your favorite entry. Your vote could help a student win money for college in the fall. Five students will receive a ...

Frame My Future 2011 Honorable Mentions - Part 3

Here are seven more Honorable Mentions for the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2011! Congrats to these entrants for their amazing entries! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 to view the first 16 Honorable Mentions! One more set of seven will be posted next week. Taylor Lilley's Entry ...

Keeping "Green" at Church Hill Classics

Being "Green"...what does that mean? "It's not easy being green," is a line from a Kermit the Frog song, and although it is focusing on something other than the environment, being ecologically "Green" takes lots of work too, and is something that Church Hill Classics strives for. Recycling efforts at the 47,000 square foot facility in Monroe, Connecticut, include a variety of ideas and practices, and employee participation. The latest environmental change at Church Hill Classics is the use of ...

Frame My Future 2011 Honorable Mentions - Part 2

Here is the second set of "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2011 Honorable Mention entries! You can check out Part 1 to view the first 8 entries. Two more sets of Honorable Mentions will follow over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned! Joe Chantry's Entry ...

Thoughts from 2010 Grand Prize Scholarship Winner

Listen up 2011 "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest Finalists...Hope Olson, Grand Prize Winner from the 2010 contest, shares how she spread the word about her scholarship entry, and how it got her to the top spot! She received a $1,000 scholarship, and a $1,000 donation to her school, Olivet Nazarene University. Hope Olson 2010 Grand Prize Winner Frame My Future Scholarship Contest ...

Frame My Future 2011 Honorable Mentions - Part 1

Our third annual "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest ended with 9,500 entries! It has been another successful scholarship entry period with so many creative students submitting work for a possible $1,000 college scholarship. If you haven't had a chance to check out our 24 Finalists, please take a few moments to view their amazing entries and place a vote for your favorite. Voting is open from April 5 - May 5, 2011 (11:59 PM Eastern Time). The public votes will determine our 2011 W ...

Decorating for Christmas in Miniature!

Dollhouse collectors have everything or nearly everything that real houses could have – comfy stuffed sofas and dignified wing chairs, framed paintings, oriental rugs, electricity, and patterned wallpaper.  With Christmas coming, decorating for the holidays is also something that dollhouse owners do for their dollhouses – but it’s all in miniature, of course! According to Susie Vallon of Whimsies Dollhouse Shop in Greenwich, CT, “Miniaturists do indeed love to decorate their do ...

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