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

Willson Contreras injury update: Cubs catcher placed on IL as ‘precautionary’ move

first_img MLB trade rumors: Cubs looking to add leadoff hitter, reliever before deadline MLB trade rumors: Royals focused on moving Billy Hamilton, Ian Kennedy, other veterans MLB trade news: Cubs send Mike Montgomery to Royals, receive Martin Maldonado in return The Cubs placed catcher Willson Contreras on the injured list Tuesday, which Cubs Insider reports is a “precautionary” measure.The move is retroactive to Sunday, and Contreras, who is dealing with a right foot sprain, is expected to resume baseball activities by Friday and return to the lineup after the minimum 10-day stay. The #Cubs today placed catcher Willson Contreras on the 10-day IL (retroactive to July 14) with a right foot strain, added catcher Martín Maldonado to the 25-man roster and recalled RHP Alec Mills from @IowaCubs.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 16, 2019According to the report, Contreras, who hasn’t played since July 13, told manager Joe Maddon he could have played Monday against the Reds, but the decision was made to rest him. He’s seen a specialist, who diagnosed him with a “fairly innocuous” bruise.It’s obviously good news for the Cubs that Contreras will only be out a brief period. With 19 home runs, 55 RBIs and a slash line of .286/.382/.565, the 27-year-old catcher is on pace for career highs in all those categories. The Cubs acquired veteran catcher Martin Maldonado from the Royals on Monday night in exchange for left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery.Maldonado is slashing .224/.288/.359 this season. Related Newslast_img read more