05.25.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Congressional Reps. Cook, Royce, Calvert, and Walters Endorse Flynn For Congress

Congressional Reps. Cook, Royce, Calvert, and Walters Endorse Flynn For Congress

Congressional Representatives Paul Cook (CA-08), Ed Royce (CA-39), Ken Calvert (CA-42), and Mimi Walters (CA-45) are endorsing Sean Flynn in his run for California’s 31st Congressional District.

Flynn corrals the area’s top Republican endorsements including: Morrell, Hagman, Lovingood, and Rutherford for his bid to win a spot in the 31stcongressional race on Tuesday, June 5.

 

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIF. – Congressional Representatives Paul Cook (CA-08), Ed Royce (CA-39), Ken Calvert (CA-42), and Mimi Walters (CA-45) are endorsing Sean Flynn in his run for California’s 31st Congressional District.

“I’m truly honored to win the endorsements of these outstanding United States Representatives,” said Flynn. He added, “California is blessed to have great Republican leaders who fight for more high-paying jobs and work diligently on behalf of veterans. I look forward to serving with them in Washington as part of a regional congressional coalition.”

“My top priority is jobs. We are going to create more jobs in California and our Nation by becoming business friendly.  We are going to grow our small businesses, our medium sized businesses and our big businesses.  We are going to cut the useless red tape that stifles business growth and empower American businesses to create more and better JOBS,” said Flynn.

Flynn has secured additional major endorsements from: State Senator Mike Morrell; San Bernardino County Supervisors Curt Hagman, Robert Lovingood, and Janice Rutherford.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) names Sean Flynn as one of its “On the Radar” status as part of the NRCC’s highly selective “Young Guns” program. These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals and surpassed program benchmarks to establish a clear path to victory, ensuring that CA-31 is a battleground district in 2018.

Flynn gained national attention as the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies now in its third edition. He is also coauthor along with Campbell McConnell and Stanley Brue of the world’s best-selling college textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.

Flynn is a recognized economist, business owner, the Chair of Economics Department at Scripts College in Claremont, and Board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA).

An avid martial arts enthusiast Flynn is a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and has coached four of his students to U.S. national aikido titles.

Congressman Paul Cook represents San Bernardino County, and serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, and Natural Resources Committee. Cook is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

Congressman Ed Royce represents parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, and is the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Congressman Ken Calvert is a small business owner representing Riverside County. Calvert serves on the House Appropriations Committee.

Congresswoman Mimi Walters represents Orange County and serves on both the House Judiciary Committee as well as the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Flynn is running for the 31st Congressional District representing all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The primary election is on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with the top two vote recipients advancing to the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

For an absentee ballot or to find your polling place go to: The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters at sbcountyelections.com.  You can also call (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

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05.25.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on How Many Stamps Does My Mail In Ballot Need?

How Many Stamps Does My Mail In Ballot Need?

Mail in ballots were sent out on May 9th., and rumors say voters must add two stamps to their ballots.

 

Ialand Empire, CALIF.- People who vote by mail are accustomed to using one stamp to send in their ballots, but there’s a rumor circulating that this June the ballot is larger than usual, and that extra weight requires an additional stamp.

Mail in ballots were sent out by the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters on Wednesday, May 9th, and will start arriving as early as May 10th, so knowing what to do is important.

“We checked with the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters, and according to their office each ballot will have instructions that will let you know if you need to use one or two stamps,” said Flynn, candidate for the 31st Congressional District.

He added, “Of course to be sure, you can always use two stamps.”

“I encourage every vote by mail constituent to review the issues and candidates carefully, then complete their ballot early, and mail it to the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters office,” said Flynn.

If you have questions about the voting process or the location of your polling place go to: The San Bernardino County Registrar of Votersat SBCountyElections.com. You can also call (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

Sean Flynn is running for the 31st Congressional District representing all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The primary election is on Tuesday, June 5, with the top two vote recipients advancing to the General Election on Tuesday, November 6.

For more information on Sean Flynn for Congress go to www.SeanFlynnForCongress.com

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05.25.2018 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Flynn, Ahmed and Aguilar to Meet at Congressional Candidates Forum

Flynn, Ahmed and Aguilar to Meet at Congressional Candidates Forum

Inland Empire, Calif.  The Inland Empire Tax Payer’s Association host the first Congressional Candidates Forum for the 31st District moderated by local news reporter and KCAA Radio’s Joe Lyons. Candidates Republican Sean Flynn and Democrat Kaiser Ahmed have confirmed their attendance.  As of this writing Democrat Pete Agular is invited but has not confirmed his attendance.

The forum is Wednesday, May 30thfrom 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.in Rancho Cucamonga at the Lions East Community Center, 9191 Baseline Road.

“The goal of the candidate’s forum is to give voters an opportunity to hear the positions of each candidate and ask them questions. Come ready with your questions,” said Lyons.

 

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05.25.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Congressional Candidate Sean Flynn Learns from Small Businesses Owners

Congressional Candidate Sean Flynn Learns from Small Businesses Owners

While touring at Kelley Space in San Bernardino, Sean Flynn candidate for the 31st Congressional District looks at the machines cylinder used in pulley systems that helps electricians perform their job more safely.

While touring at Kelley Space in San Bernardino, Sean Flynn candidate for the 31st Congressional District looks at the machines cylinder used in pulley systems that helps electricians perform their job more safely. Flynn toured 31st district businesses to learn more about their companies and what they need from government. Sean Flynn is on the left and in the front right is Mike Gallo Presdient of Kelly Space. 

 

“The same issues came up repeatedly: overregulation, high healthcare costs, tax reform, high workers compensation rates, and burdensome, confusing labor laws that add cost and hurt worker  productivity,” said Flynn.

Rancho Cucamonga, CALIF.- Economist, jobs expert, academic, and congressional candidate Sean Flynn had a busy week meeting with local small business owners during National Small Business Weekto learn about the needs of businesses in the area and how our government can serve them better.

“California does not have a business-friendly environment, which is why it is so important for me to hear from small business owners who are working hard to run successful companies in San Bernardino County.  We are going to work together to find solutions to the problems that confront them daily,” said Flynn, candidate for the 31st Congressional District.

Small businesses make up a large part of the economy. According to the Small Business Association (SBA) more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and these businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

“I recently met with San Bernardino County small business owners. We talked about their concerns about our current business environment, and the major issues that are impacting them,” said Flynn. “The same issues came up repeatedly: high healthcare costs, overregulation, tax reform, high workers compensation rates, and burdensome, confusing labor laws that add cost and hurt productivity.”

Business leaders joining the discussion included: Denny Shorett owner of Crown Connect, a 40 year old printing company in San Bernardino, Fontana’s California Recyclersowner Cristina Valle-Parke, California Financial Plannersowner Rich Crean from San Bernardino, and Account Executive M’liss Silva with City News Group, which has six publications in the Inland Empire.

Flynn toured 31st district businesses to learn more about their companies and what they need from government.

Sean Flynn candidate for the 31st Congressional District Cristina Valle-Parke, owner of California Recyclers in Fontana. Flynn toured 31st district businesses to learn more about their companies and what they need from government.

Flynn also sponsored a free jobs workshop in Rancho Cucamonga. The workshop helped local high school and college students create job winning resumes, fill out job applications that will make them stand out from their competitors, and practice successful interview skills.

The jobs workshop was lead by Karina Anderson from Employment Means Success, a local nonprofit dedicated to finding qualified people jobs. Flynn is a co-founder of the non-profit and is vice president of the board of directors.

 

In addition to these events, Flynn visited local businesses. He toured California Recyclersin Fontana, Valley Resource Center’s San Bernardino County branch in Fontana, Flamingo Palms Cuban Cafeserving Caribbean Cuisine in Rancho Cucamonga, Angel Jewelersin Rancho Cucamonga, and local chopped salad franchise Chop Stop, owned by Kelley Choi in Rancho Cucamonga.

The tours continued with Flynn touring Kelly Spaceand Technology with President Mike Gallo, and Technical Employment Trainingin San Bernardino, which provides manufacturing trades education and hands-on machinist skills training to prepare students for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials.

At each stop, Flynn got to sit down and talk with the owners about the issues they face while doing business in San Bernardino County.

“This is just part of my meetings with local business owners.  It was exciting to celebrate Small Business Week, and I will continue to stay connected with business owners small, medium and large.  I celebrate the successes of local businesses and support them daily,” said Flynn.

Sean Flynn is running for the 31st Congressional District representing all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn gained national attention as the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and has coached five of his students to U.S. National Aikido titles.

 

The primary election is on Tuesday, June 5, with the top two vote recipients advancing to the General Election on Tuesday, November 6.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go towww.SeanFlynnForCongress.com

To find your polling place go to: The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.  You can also call (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

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05.23.2018 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Flynn, Ahmed and Aguilar Debate at Congressional Candidate Forum for the 31st District

Flynn, Ahmed and Aguilar Debate at Congressional Candidate Forum for the 31st District


Inland Empire, Calif.  The Inland Empire Tax Payer’s Association host the first Congressional Candidate Forum for the 31st Districtmoderated by local news reporter and Radio’sJoe Lyons.

Candidates Republican Sean Flynn and Democrat Kaiser Ahmed have confirmed their attendance.  As of this writing Pete Agular was invited but has not confirmed his attendance.

The forum takes place in Rancho Cucamonga at the Lions East Community Center, 9191 Baseline Road.  The event is Wednesday, May 30thfrom 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“The goal of the candidate’s forum is to give voters an opportunity to hear the positions of each candidate and ask them questions. Come ready with your questions,” said Lyons.

The 31st District represents all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

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12.21.2017 The Salvation Army Comments Off on The Salvation Army Keeps the Silver Bells Ringing This Christmas

The Salvation Army Keeps the Silver Bells Ringing This Christmas

Photo 2 IMG_1652 Earl Perkins: Mr. Earl Perkins stands with his kettle by the entry doors at the Food 4 Less market on Victoria Ave. and Highland Ave. in San Bernardino. Earl is a Salvation Army Solider, and is in full uniform when he works. Earl has been with the Kansas City Salvation Army for over six years. Earl moved to San Bernardino a year ago, and is now a member of the San Bernardino Corps. Photo By Ricardo Tomboc

 

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated through the joy of caring and sharing. The San Bernardino Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org)  seek your donations to the Silver Bell Ringers at the Red Kettles in: the mountain communities, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Redlands and San Bernardino.

 

The nationally recognized shiny Red Kettle and our happy bell ringers are an integral part of the Christmas scene.  Each year millions of dollars donated nationally to aid needy families, children, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.

 

“This is a wonderful way to help disadvantaged people in our community, simply by donating to as bell ringers and the Red Kettles,” said Major Daniel Henderson, commander of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

 

The Salvation Army began ringing its bells this year on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and continues from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday until Christmas Eve.

Photo 3 IMG_1590 Haskel and Claudia: Claudia Torres from San Bernardino and daughter Barbara, came by Macy’s to pick up some items, and decided to stop by the kettle to make a donation on her way out. Although Claudia had no idea what The Salvation Army uses the money for, she gave anyway. Claudia was informed all about the various ministries and how The Salvation Army helps feed the poor and homeless, and has a Transitional Living Center and Homeless shelter.

Where does the money raised by the ringing bells in our region go?  The Salvation Army provides emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in disasters such as fires and earthquakes.

 

For Christmas, the Salvation Army creates holiday food baskets for about 500 local families, provides toys to needy children. On Christmas Eve, The Salvation Army of San Bernardino hosts a Christmas Dinner that historically provides a delicious meal to approximately 200 people. Donations from people who donate to the Red Kettles help make this possible.

 

The Corp has other need for your financial and food donations. “The San Bernardino Corps needs food every day for those at its Hospitality House and Transitional Living Center,” said Major Henderson.  Up to 75 family members stay in its transitional and emergency family shelters called The Hospitality House.

 

The Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in San Bernardino, Redlands and in The Mountain Communities meals for the homeless, hungry and hopeful. Your donations are needed to keep this program going.

 

To donate to The Salvation Army online, go to: www.salvationarmyusa.org. To donate by phone call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769).

 

Donors may drop off turkeys, hams other food, cash or gift cards at the Salvation Army’s Corps Office at 2626 Pacific St., in San Bernardino, CA 92346, phone (909) 888-1336.

 

How the Bell Ringer campaign began:

Captain Joseph McFee, serving with the San Francisco Salvation Army Corps in 1891, wanted to serve Christmas dinner to the poor in his neighborhood. But he didn’t have money to do so.

 

As a sailor in Liverpool, England, Captain Mcfee saw people on the docks throw money into a large kettle called “Simpson’s Pot” to help the poor. He decided this might work in California too.

 

Captain Mcfee set up a kettle at the Oakland Ferry Landing, which operated a ferry that was, in those days, the only way across San Francisco Bay. He put a sign on the kettle saying, “Keep the Pot Boiling” and raised enough money to serve the Christmas dinner.

 

His idea spread quickly, and by 1897 Salvation Army Corps nationwide were collecting money in kettles to serve the needy in their communities. Among the Salvation Army Corps collecting money this way before the turn of the 20th Century was The Salvation Army of San Bernardino, which formed in 1887.

 

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and offers holistic programs for individuals of all. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has served San Bernardino and the Inland Empire since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino.

 

Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local service number is (909) 888-1336.

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12.21.2017 The Salvation Army Comments Off on A Christmas Tradition Continues at The Salvation Army

A Christmas Tradition Continues at The Salvation Army

Chef Richie

The Cook Richie shows of his work sliced Turkey Brest ready to be served. Photo by Ricardo Tomboc

 

(San Bernardino, Calif.) The San Bernardino Salvation Army Corp (http://SanBernardino.Salvationarmy.org ) hosts its annual Christmas Dinner for hundreds of people at its headquarters, 2626 Pacific St., in San Bernardino, CA 92346. This year, the Christmas dinner will be held on Sunday, December 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Church services are from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

“We share the joy and love of our God who sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to save us from sin.  He taught use to love our neighbors as ourselves.  We share this Christmas meal and meals every day to show those in need that God truly cares for all of his children,” said Major Daniel Henderson, Commander of The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp.

 

Since 1887, the annual San Bernardino Salvation Army Christmas dinner has served thousands of families, mothers, children and men who do not have the means to provide themselves a Christmas dinner.  Some just come to enjoy fellowship with others.

 

People come from Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, San Bernardino and the mountain communities for this annual Christmas celebratory meal.   The dinner often serves more than 200 people.

 

“This year, guests will enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, containing potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, pie and other food received from donations,” said Major Henderson.

 

“Every year, volunteers come together to provide the food preparation and service of Christmas meals to dinner guests,” said Major Henderson. “Our volunteers and staff really do an outstanding job, to make a difference for those who are less fortunate during the holiday season.”

 

Many of the services provided by the Salvation Army, such as this annual Community Christmas dinner, are made possible through in-kind donations and money raised through the Red Kettle Bell Ringer campaign.  “It’s one of ministries your donations serve,” said Major Henderson.

 

Each Christmas, Inland Empire Salvation Army Corps in eight corps locations combine to serve about 1,800 people holiday meals.

 

The hungry families are joined by hundreds of volunteers who help prepare the food and serve meals to the families.  Along with asking volunteers to help serve food, the Salvation Army is encouraging people to donate turkeys or hams, side dishes and other food by calling (909) 888-1336.

 

“The San Bernardino Corps also needs food every day for those at our Hospitality House living shelter,” said Major Henderson. Up to 75 family members stay in its transitional and emergency family shelters.

 

For more information about the Salvation Army Christmas dinner, donations or volunteering for the Christmas dinner at The Salvation Army near you, call or visit the locations below.

 

San Bernardino County

  • San Bernardino, 2626 Pacific Avenue, (909) 888-1336.
  • Big Bear Lake, Pine Summit Camp 700 Wren Dr. (909) 878-0140
  • Ontario, 1412 S. Euclid Ave., (909) 986-6748.
  • Victorville, 14585 La Paz Drive, (760) 245-2545.
  • Redlands, 838 Alta St., (909) 792-6868.

 

Riverside County

  • Riverside, 3695 First Street, (951) 784-3571
  • Moreno Valley, 14075 Frederick St., (951) 653-9131.
  • Hemet, 340 S. Palm Ave., (951) 791-9495.
  • Murrieta, 4020 Los Alamos Rd., (951) 677-1324

 

To donate by phone call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769).  Donate on line at: WesternUSA.SalvationArmy.org

 

 About The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, and also offering holistic programs for people of all ages. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination.

 

The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

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12.20.2017 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Stater Brothers Gives $20,000 to Salvation Army today at 11:00 am

Stater Brothers Gives $20,000 to Salvation Army today at 11:00 am

 

 

Who:               Stater Bros Charities Donates $20,000 to The Salvation Army from their Harvest Grant.  $10,000 each for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Why:               Stater Bros. Charities is proud to continue our partnership with The Salvation Army to help feed our neighbors in need in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

 

What:             Check presentation from Stater Bros officers to Salvation Army officers, board members and bell ringer.

 

When:            Today Wednesday, December 20, at 11:00 am

 

Where:           Stater Bros. Store #182 in East Highland 28988 Greenspot Rd., Highland 92346

 

Info:                The Salvation Army has served San Bernardino and the Inland Empire since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

 

Contact:         Media for more information call Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500.

 

09.05.2017 LifeHouse Theater Comments Off on Lifehouse Theater Presents World Premiere Musical  “Phantom Of The Opera”

Lifehouse Theater Presents World Premiere Musical  “Phantom Of The Opera”

Phantom of the Opera

Haven Fair plays the mysterious Erik, the Phantom of Opera. in LifeHouse Theater’s original musical “Phantom of the Opera” running August 26 – September 24, 2017 in Redlands.

(Redlands. Calif.) The popular and suspenseful tale of the mysterious Phantom comes to LifeHouse Theater in a new original musical.  “Guests will witness young Christine’s rise to fame in the opera world, thanks to the schemes of the ominous Phantom, who seeks to win her heart.  Sinister plots abound amidst comedic moments and tragic situations based on the original classic novel, “said Jeff DeWitt, General Manager of LifeHouse Productions, Inc.

Performances begin Saturday, August 26, at 7:30 PM and will continue on weekends through September 24.  Performances are Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:15 PM (except Opening Night) and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:15 PM.  A special Throwback Thursday evening performance, with special pricing, is September 21 at 7:30 PM. The performance on Friday, September 8, at 7:30 PM also feature an interpreted presentation for the deaf.

Phantom of the opera

Pierre (John Griffith) attempts to convince Raoul (Jordan Crother) that the Phantom is a hoax, unaware of the lurking figure watching them (Haven Fair) in LifeHouse Theater’s original musical “Phantom of the Opera” (August 26 – September 24, 2017). [photo by Elizabeth Ekema-Nardella]

“It was a daunting challenge to adapt this epic story for the stage, especially since many versions have been produced,” said LifeHouse President Wayne R. Scott, who wrote and directed this new musical.  “I found that by staying true to the novel written by Gaston Leroux, there is an amazing tale to be told with fresh and redemptive angles audiences have come to appreciate in our productions.”

“All the experience and expertise Wayne has had as a storyteller are put on display in this musical,” said DeWitt.  “There is so much more to the story that is brought out in our production.  Guests are in for a real treat.”

Scott has teamed with professional television music composer Zach Marsh, who has worked with him in creating the contemporary score, lyrics and orchestration. Scott’s production staff includes assistant director Chris Hallenbeck, choreographers Jennifer M. DeWitt and Tai Dooley, music directors Sarah Pearce and Jeremy Yeo and costume designer Machir Lakofka.  Scenic design is by Vincent Martinucci.

This new musical adaptation features a cast of more than thirty performers from all over the Inland Empire.

phantom of the opera

Raoul (Jordan Crother) presents a flower to Christine (Autumn Manson) backstage after her performance in LifeHouse Theater’s original musical “Phantom of the Opera” (August 26 – September 24, 2017). [photo by Elizabeth Ekema-Nardella]

The Players includes Haven Fair plays Erik, the Phantom of the tale.  Autumn Manson plays Christine Daae and Jordan Crother plays Raoul.  The production also features Diana Handy as Carlotta Guidicelli, John Griffith as Pierre Dubois, Lilly Spencer as Meg Giry, Dave Hurley as Armand Moncharmin, Rich Lampe as Firmin Richard, Duane Crother as Gerrard Sorelli, Nick Diliberto as Commissioner Mifroid and Priscilla George as Madame Giry.

Phantom of th opera

The bombastic Carlotta (Diana Handy) takes center stage away from Christine (Autumn Manson) who is comforted by her friend Meg (Lilly Spencer) in LifeHouse Theater’s original musical “Phantom of the Opera” (August 26 – September 24, 2017). [photo by Elizabeth Ekema-Nardella]

Phantom of the Opera” concludes LifeHouse Theater‘s 23rd season.  The new 24th season has been announced with money-saving season passes now on sale at the LifeHouse Box Office.

Advance ticket prices are $18 or $24 for adults and $9 or $12 for children ages 3-11 (no children under 3 are admitted) and can be purchased over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (909) 335-3037.  Tickets are available online at boxoffice.lifehousetheater.comGuests are encouraged to reserve seats early as performances do sell out.

The LifeHouse theater is in Redlands at 1135 N. Church St. in, next to the Redlands Christian School.  Free parking is available in back of the theater.  More information call (909) 335-3037 or visit the website at www.lifehousetheater.com.

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Calendar Brief

Lifehouse Theater Presents The World Premiere Musical “Phantom Of The Opera”

The popular and suspenseful tale of the mysterious Phantom comes to LifeHouse Theater in a new original musical of “Phantom of the Opera” staring Haven Fair as the Phantom and Christine Daae as the object of the Phantoms affections. The musical runs weekends starting Saturday, August 26, at 7:30 PM through September 24.  For tickets or for more information call (909) 335-3037 or visit the website at www.lifehousetheater.com.

07.31.2017 The Salvation Army Comments Off on 70:70 Ride A Cycling Trip Through San Bernardino

70:70 Ride A Cycling Trip Through San Bernardino

70:70Ride - San Bernardino

Ray Anderson, along with San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis and Major Dan Henderson of The Salvation Army Corps will cycle their bikes through San Bernardino in the 70:70K Ride on Saturday, October 14. The goal is to raise $70,000 to purchase and rehab up to four houses for The Salvation Army’s “Path to Prosperity” program. Photos by: Larinda Jungjohann

70:70Ride a bicycle trip through the streets of San Bernardino to raise money for The Salvation Army’s Path to Prosperity transitional living program

(San Bernardino, Calif.) When talking about San Bernardino, its reputation often precedes it. Words like poverty and crime roll off the tongue too easily. Then came the worst massacre in the United States since 9/11 and the City of San Bernardino was once again in the news. And the news was not good.

Ray Anderson, a business coach by trade and Salvation Army advisory board member, knew the negative images of his city were indelibly etched in the minds of people around the world. Adding terrorism to the list didn’t help. He wanted to see San Bernardino celebrated, not mourned or worse, ignored.

On the eve of his 70th birthday, the wheels started turning.

“We want to turn a negative image into something positive and uplifting,” Anderson said. “I’m committed to a personal effort to demonstrate that one person acting in faith can change the course of a family, a neighborhood and a community.

“Specifically, I want to do something to unite people behind the transformation of San Bernardino and show off the good sides of the town. I just turned 70, so how about I bike 70 kilometers through the city?”

Anderson, along with San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis and Major Dan Henderson of The Salvation Army Corps will cycle their bikes through San Bernardino in the 70:70K Ride on Saturday, October 14.

The goal is to raise $70,000 to purchase and rehab up to four houses for The Salvation Army’s “Path to Prosperity” program.  Through the program men have a safe, sober home to rent live in the while they compete their education, a job training and maintain a job while rebuilding their “spirit, family and life.”.

The Path to Prosperity is open to any man who has successfully completed a substance abuse treatment program and can prove he has lived clean and sober for the last six months.

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Ray Anderson, along with San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis and Major Dan Henderson of The Salvation Army Corps will cycle their bikes through San Bernardino in the 70:70K Ride on Saturday, October 14. The goal is to raise $70,000 to purchase and rehab up to four houses for The Salvation Army’s “Path to Prosperity” program. Photos by: Larinda Jungjohann

“The Path to Prosperity program is a final step to transform men with little hope into contributing members of the community,” Anderson said.

The Path to Prosperity is currently limited to 30 men for the 18-month program.  The need is so great that there is a waiting list of those hoping to join when space is available.  The addition of four new homes will enable Path to Prosperity program to serve as many as 25 men on the waiting list.

Anderson said the Path to Prosperity program has more than a decade of successfully returning 91 percent of clients, more than 323 graduates, back on the community, sober and self-sufficient.  He hopes to get as many people involved as he can to support the program, both through donations and the ride itself.

A goal of 250 cyclists, led by San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis, will navigate through the city and pass by some of the spots that make San Bernardino unique.

The ride cruises along Historic Route 66, passes by the Little League West Regional Diamond, Cal State San Bernardino, San Manuel Casino, the International Airport, the 66ers San Manuel Stadium and ends at San Bernardino City Hall.

A Vietnam veteran, Anderson said he remembers what it was like to come home to a less-than-welcoming environment. But work was plentiful. Now, the opposite is greeting our veterans, Anderson said.

“Regardless of age, each of us can encourage and inspire others to pick up the gauntlet of change that will enable a new generation to reach for the stars with a simple act of focused giving,” Anderson said. “Specifically, I wanted to do something to unite people behind the transformation of San Bernardino.”

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Ray Anderson will cycle along Historic Route 66, pass by the Little League West Regional Diamond, Cal State San Bernardino, San Manuel Casino, the International Airport, the 66ers San Manuel Stadium and ends at San Bernardino City Hall. Photos by: Larinda Jungjohann

“The goal is to help men in trouble rebuild their lives through education or job training and return to society.  Instead of costing us $45,000 a year, recovered men can now contribute $30,000 or more to our local economy every year,” said Anderson.

People can participate in a number of ways. Everyone is invited to ride along, even if only for short segments. Riders can ask friends and family to support their effort with an on-line donation at various levels.

“You can contribute directly to the campaign at The Salvation Army link: 7070Ride.weebly.com,” said Anderson.

The cost to join the 70:70 Ride is $70 per rider.

“Realistically, I may never know the impact my chosen path made on the people, the city or those in the world around me,” Anderson said. “What I do know is unconditional love shown to me by family, friends and good-hearted people I’ve never met, compel me to return that love to a world desperately seeking it.”

For more information, on the 70:70 Ride call Cesar Gomez at (909) 230-292. Or Register to ride at 70:70Ride.weebly.com   For information on the Path to Prosperity Program call the San Bernardino Corps headquarters at (909) 888-1336.

Men seeking help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction should call their local Adult Rehabilitation Centers at (909) 889-9605 in San Bernardino County or (951) 940-5790 in Riverside County.

 

About The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Radio Network assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.

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