Art in the Loft signature fundraiser brings in nearly $9,000 to support community art programs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Art in the Loft held its signature fundraiser Thursday evening, bringing hot food, live entertainment, and exquisite art to attendees.The goal of the event was to raise funds to keep Alpena’s art scene alive and allow residents to participate in activities that contribute to personal growth. Executive Director of Art in the Loft, Justin Christensen–Cooper, says yesterday’s event accomplished just that.“Through the generosity of the over 100 people that we had in the gallery, we brought in over $8,700 to renew our scholarship program.”Christensen–Cooper says the funds will specifically go toward educating specialty groups like the Boys and Girls club and Community Mental Health, as well as offer scholarships to the general public. Although the next fundraiser is nearly a year away, it’s never too early for art lovers start supporting the gallery by making donations, or even planning to be a part of next year’s event. Attendee, Stacey Steward says,“Everybody should come next year to join us for the festivities. There’s always a good time, always a good event, and a good cause.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art in the Loft, Fundraiser, Light up the LoftContinue ReadingPrevious Senator Gary Peters announces $9 million bonus for the Great Lakes Restoration InitiativeNext Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Mondaylast_img read more

Tacko Fall could make Celtics’ roster, team taking ‘his development very seriously,’ Danny Ainge says

first_img“I think that Tacko is going to have a chance to make the roster, but we’ll see,” Ainge said. “He’s here working out right now, brought him in for a few days. … We see some upside there, we’re excited about him.”Fall averaged 7.2 points and 1.4 blocks while shooting 77% from the field during his time with the Celtics in the summer league. Just throw it within 100 feet of Tacko Fall 😅 pic.twitter.com/EZ4i8kThe0— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 10, 2019“You know, some of the plays he makes are hilarious, because you just don’t see them,” Ainge said. “I mean, guards get in a bind and they just throw the ball up in the air and then Tacko grabs them and tip-toe dunks them into the basket. It just looks like it’s a senior in high school playing against fourth-graders sometimes out there.”The Celtics lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in free agency this summer. But, they signed both Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter. Here’s how Tacko Fall could find a role in the NBA “He’s a great kid, he’s working really hard, we want to take his development very seriously,” Ainge said, via WEEI. “He’s a high priority for us to try to really develop into a player.”💪 @tackofall99 tallies 12 PTS, 8 REB, 4 BLK as the @celtics move to 4-0 in Las Vegas! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/Bykgw38lGM— NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2019The Celtics have an open roster spot, which Fall could fill, after they waived forward Guerschon Yabusele earlier this month. Related News Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving as he explains why he’ll wear No. 11 with Celtics Celtics’ Brad Stevens addresses losing Kyrie Irving, Al Horford in free agency Tacko Fall could start the season in the NBA.The 7-7 center out of Central Florida went undrafted in 2019 but impressed in the summer league after signing a non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 contract with the Celtics. General manager Danny Ainge was asked about Fall during a press conference Wednesday.last_img read more