Community Corner

John Jay Class of 1980 it’s the big 40! 

3-DAY REUNION SCHEDULE: SAVE THE DATES 

Friday, June 26, 2020 Bend SportsBar 7730 Bandera Road, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Saturday, June 27, 2020 Acadiana Cafe 1289 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78227. 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Sunday, June 28, 2020 Rodriguez County Park Pavilion #1 6098 Jerome Rd, 9:30 a.m. softball game, food at 12 noon, event ends at 6 p.m. $5/family + bring a food contribution. On Facebook, check the group Jay Class of 80 for updates. For more information contact Deborah Villanueva Almendarez me at debva62@gmail.com / text 210-812-6522. Thank you, JJ 1980 reunion committee. 

 Subway’s Hunger Action Month 

During Hunger Action Month this September, San Antonio area

Subway® restaurants are helping to fight hunger in their community by providing up to 170,000 meals* to local food banks that are members of the Feeding America nationwide network. Through this ‘Feeding the Need’ initiative, when Subway® guests purchase a sub, salad or wrap, with any drink and chips or two cookies, their purchase will help feed people in their community. For every 2 meals purchased from September 1st to September 30th, more than 210 participating. Subway restaurants will donate 1 meal up to 170,000 meals to local area food banks*. To learn more about Feeding the Need, please visit: http://www.subway.com/FeedTheNeed

To learn more about hunger and to find your local food bank, please visit: www.feedingamerica.org

 

 An Oktoberfest with a German-Mexican twist! Oktubrefest was founded on the idea of making a traditional Oktoberfest, into a festival that embraces the city of San Antonio and its diverse heritage. The long-standing German and Spanish cultures blend well creating a unique combination. October or Octubre as many of us in San Antonio refer to, is the month in which Germans have been celebrating since 1810. 
Our version of the traditional Oktoberfest will have a little bit of everything, from Bavarian Tacos to Chorizo & Wurst you won’t go hungry – you can also visit one of our many beer vendors to help you pair your food accordingly! Lastly, what cultural festival is complete without music? Attendees will enjoy a fusion of traditional German and Spanish sounds all day long, in addition, a portion of our proceeds will go to our charitable partner, the Brighton Center, a non-profit that assists children with developmental challenges. 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019, VIP EARLY-ENTRY 12:00 PM: GA 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE! SUNSET STATION 1174 E COMMERCE ST, SATX, 78205 
G.A. tickets available now at $15, VIP tickets available now at $60.
For more general information or ticket information, visit http://www.Oktubrefest.com

Cheers to Twenty Years: CULINARIA Celebrates Two Decades of Great Wine, Food, Spirits and Fellowship at Culinaria Wine + Food Festival, September 26-29  

Raise your glasses and get ready to say “Cheers to Twenty Years” during the 20th annual Culinaria Wine + Food Festival, September 26-29, as organizers serve up some of the greatest hits from the last two decades while also preparing exciting twists on some past favorites. “ For the fourth consecutive year, La Cantera Resort & Spa will host the Culinaria Festival. More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in everything from Bubbles, a celebration of champagne, sparkling wine and cocktails at Topaz, the resort’s adult pool, that also boasts the most breathtaking sunsets in San Antonio, to the Festival’s most popular smoky finale of Burgers, BBQ and Beer. The 20th Culinaria Festival will introduce a twist on the ever-festive Best of Mexico event with Arte Agave – an art and tequila extravaganza (Friday, Sept. 27). Enjoy tequila and mezcal infused with Mexican art, with the musical backdrop provided by Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. Culinaria is continually expanding, introducing new events during Festival week Sept. 26-29 and throughout the year. Visit www.culinariasa.org to purchase tickets and learn about all Culinaria's Wine and Food events. For inquiries call 210-822-9555 or email info@culinariasa.org. Social Media: @CulinariaSA. Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p9egnlzfiqvcpmk/AAACkpGlxxZokByn_oepeDUxa?dl=0 

Gabriella’s Smile Foundation Gold Out Skate weekend 

Join Gabriella’s Smile Foundation for a weekend of fun at Car-Vel Skate Center at 6807 Bandera Rd Leon Valley, Texas 78238 for Gold Out Skate weekend September 27- 28, 2019. A portion of each admission will benefit Gabriella’s Smile Foundation. There’ll be special guests and also costume contests each night. We are raising awareness for childhood cancer awareness month in September and challenging our city to Go Gold for kids fighting cancer in our community. Gabriella’s Smile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping families, funding research and raising awareness for DIPG and pediatric brain cancer in San Antonio. For more information contact Isabel Torres at 210-670-6200 ext. 100. For skate time hours each day call 210-684-8900.

St. Michael’s Annual Fall Festival 

St. Michael’s is having their annual fall festival and the parish would greatly appreciate it if the station could announce the following festival information: 

St. Michael’s Annual fall Festival 

Place: Comanche Park #2, 2600 Rigsby Ave., San Antonio Texas 

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 am until 10:00 pm, there will be food, music, craft vendors,

Music headliner: Ram Herrera (he will play from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm)

 

Luther Burbank High School Class of 1974 45th class Reunion  

Luther Burbank High School Class of 1974 is having 45th class Reunion. Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:00pm to 12:00AM. The Crystal Room Old San Francisco Steakhouse 10223 Sahara Street. For more information, see Burbank Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BURBANKCLASSOF1974 or Call Gabe at (210) 606-4288 

 

The Spirit of St. James 65th Anniversary Gala

Join us on Saturday Oct. 12th from 6:30-10:30pm at St. James of the Apostle Church-Basco Hall 907 W. Theo. As we honor our past, present and future of the St. James the Apostle community, Join us in contributing to the legacy of St. James the Apostle. Your generous contributions will help in growing our parish in the catholic faith, teaching and education in our community. The entry fee is Individual $65. Couple $120. For additional information about the event Go to. www.stjamesschoolsa.org and click on the Our Future link or email stjamesapostle.mg@yahoo.com or call 210-296-3835

Come One, Come All to Honey Creek Festival

For more than 50 years, St. Joseph Catholic Church – Honey Creek has been a favorite Hill Country gathering point during its annual Honey Creek Festival, slated this year for Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With free admission, you, your family and friends can join this popular community event combining German heritage foods with Tex-Mex fun and festivities. Families from all over the Hill Country area come to experience a traditional German meal from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including pot roast, fried chicken, German potato salad, sauerkraut and green beans. Authentic Tex-Mex, delicious Paletas and refreshing drinks and margaritas will be available all day. Along with food, games, music and arts and crafts, activities and auctions are also a part of the Honey Creek Festival. Festival goers can play games such as Bingo or participate in the live and silent auctions. Registration for the live auction will be open 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the day of the festival. Bargain shoppers can find their hidden treasures at the Rummage Sale in the Garden Area while kids can enjoy face painting, the bake shop and more. For souvenirs, the Country Store in the festival area will have all the goodies you and your family could imagine. To have all the latest updates on everything that is the Honey Creek Festival, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! For more information on the Honey Creek Festival, please visit www.honeycreekfestival.com.

Walk to END Epilepsy on November 2nd at the San Antonio Zoo!  

Walk to END Epilepsy with your friends and family at the San Antonio Zoo. Honor someone you know with epilepsy and remember people who had epilepsy. Walk or run as far as you'd like alongside the epilepsy community and enjoy the rest of the day at the zoo. Your participation helps provide essential health services to low and no-income people with epilepsy. Visit bit.ly/WTEE-SA to register, donate, volunteer, sponsor, or be a team and fundraise. Registration on the day of the walk will begin at 7:00am, the event will begin at 8:00am. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us at events@efcst.org or by phone at 210-653-5353

 

Water Lantern Festival San Antonio  

November 2nd, Elmendorf Lake Park 3700 W. Commerce Street 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Water Lantern Festival was Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It's a night that you'll never forget. Check out www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more information!

National Runaway Safeline 

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY dot ORG.

Trees for the Future  

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio.

About LiftFund  

Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund is a non-profit financial and business support organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund has one of the nation’s largest microlender portfolio and is committed to providing capital to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources. Since its inception, LiftFund has made over 20,000 loans totaling more than $280 million. LiftFund operates in 13 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund visit www.liftfund.com. 

CHILD ABUSE  

A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. You can stop child abuse. 

FOSTER CARE  

Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org].

FAMILY COUNSELING FOR FREE  

If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org] to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. That's 800.888.1904 or pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org].

Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace  

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit N-T-I-Central-dot-org-slash-apply for a work at home position today. 

Foundation Fighting Blindness  

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website fightblindness.org, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

 

 

The ABCs of Sun Protection  

Most of us like to be out in the sun. That’s why sunscreen and other safety measures are key to protecting your skin from aging and cancer. The FDA recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Also look for broad spectrum on the label. That means both harmful ultraviolet A and B rays are blocked. Remember: SPF plus broad spectrum equal healthy fun in the sun. Visit www dot FDA dot Gov slash sunscreen (www.fda.gov/sunscreen) for more information. A message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

American Humane  

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The Kindness100.org website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world. 

U.S. Air Force Offers More  

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now 

Be a part of America's Defense The Air Force Reserve  

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America's defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to http://afreserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve. 

Native American Rights Fund Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign. 

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association  

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at www.ndswm.org. 

SApets.com Reuniting lost pets  

SApets.com just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. If your pet is lost then come to www.SApets.com and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at SApets.com upload a photo and description of your lost pet and then click over to the Found page to see if someone has already found your pet. SApets.com also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to SApets.com is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to SApets.com are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. SApets.com is a software database project designed and maintained by Jay Pennington which just celebrated 11 years of helping San Antonio's lost pets get back home resulting in fewer pets being put down in the shelters. For Details log-on to www.sapets.com or e-mail Jay@Jay-Pennington.com 

Sarcoma Foundation of America “Sarcoma is Cancer”  

Odds are you’ve never heard that word before. For the 40 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day, it is a life changing word because (short pause) sarcoma is cancer. Through awareness, advocacy, and research, the Sarcoma Foundation of America is bringing hope to families whose lives have been turned upside-down by a cancer they had never heard of until the diagnosis. Please join us in the fight to find the cure for sarcoma. For more information on the work of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, go to cure sarcoma (dot) org.

 

 

The National Meningitis Association  

The National Meningitis Association: Bacterial meningitis is a disease that strikes mainly young people, killing at least one in ten that contract it or causing brain damage or other disabilities. The good news is it can be prevented through vaccination. But many preteens and teens have not been immunized against the two types of meningitis. More at the association’s website, N-M-A U-S dot org. That’s W-W-W dot N-M-A U-S dot O-R-G.

YouthBuild program  

Are you under age 25 without a job or high school diploma? If so, SA Youth can help. Our YouthBuild program seeks young adults ages 16 to 24 who have quit school or need workforce training to get a good job. Don't give up. Opportunity awaits, and it's free! Call us at 223-3131 ext. 205 to sign up and experience lifelong success today. Call 223-3131 ext. 205CHANGE A 

CHILD’S LIFE - BECOME A FOSTER PARENT  

Did you know, there are nearly 30,000 children in Texas’ foster care system? For more than 70 years, BCFS Health and Human Services has built loving families through foster care and adoption. As a foster parent through BCFS-San Antonio, you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in the life of a child who needs your love and compassion .Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to care for each child, AND foster parents receive 24/7 support from BCFS. Visit FosterCareSanAntonio.com – that’s FosterCareSanAntonio.com – to see how YOU can make a difference in the life of a child TODAY! 

Save Newborns Now  

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. Babies born in poverty zones are dying from infections…pneumonia…malnutrition. But they don’t have to die. For nearly 60 years, Project HOPE has been working around the world. Training local healthcare workers. Delivering medicines and medical supplies. Giving newborns the healthy start they need to survive and thrive. Make sure her first day of life is not her last. To volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE, visit projecthope.org

PLANT TREES CHANGE LIVES  

What will the next 50 years look like?? … With a growing population and warming planet… the future is uncertain. But there’s a simple, sustainable solution to feeding communities and saving our planet… sponsored by Trees for the Future… They’re working with thousands of smallholder farmers to revitalize lands… increase crop production and incomes… and offset carbon emissions...Sound too good to be true? See for yourself how trees change lives… at Trees - dot - org - slash - radio to learn more…

SONGS FOR SOUND 

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the US? About 48 million adults experience some degree of hearing loss, in part due to loud noises. Consistent exposure to moderately loud sounds, as well as exposure to a single loud sound, can cause irreversible damage. Walk away from noisy places, turn down the sound when using ear buds, wear ear plugs to block the noise if your job exposes you to loud sounds and eat a healthy diet to provide your inner ears with nutrients. This has been a message from Songs for Sound, United Healthcare and this station. For more information visit songsforsound.org.

 

 

   

 

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