Monday, August 31, 2015

Ivy Hawn Charter School Announcement

Good news for the students of this school! 

Dr. Richard Martorano, President of R. Martorano Productions LLC, has been appointed to provide theatrical and performing arts advisory services and class instruction to the extra curriculum classes at Ivy Hawn Performing Arts School in Lake Helen, Florida.   

As part of this appointment, artistic, theatrical and performing arts specialists will be made available for class room instruction to the school. 

Classes in voice, speech, articulation and communication, stage design and management, dramatic arts, sound and light design and operation, broadcast media composition and production, practical music theory,  song writing and the study of musical styles will be offered as extra curricula options.

Production, performing and theatrical arts specialists will assist in the bi-annual musical productions prepared by the drama, dance and music departments.  Ivy Hawn is a K-8 Charter Performing Arts school located in Lake Helen, Florida with an enrollment this year of 800 students.

For more information about the school call 386-228.3900. Ivy Hawn is located at 565 S. Lakeview Dr.  Unit 10 – Lake Helen, Florida 32744.  Dr. Martorano can be contacted at 386-679-5181 or on his web page or

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Rebecca Foundation

The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet- New Smyrna Beach chapter is re-opening! The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet is a non-profit organization that helps families that are low-income, foster families, special needs families, and/or military families by providing them with a "cloth diaper package loan" for one year or until the family has an amount of their own cloth diapers equal to the amount that was loaned by The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet.

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Here's a bit of info about the program and organization: The Rebecca Foundation is a national program and advocacy organization taking action to end diaper need in the United States. With 1 in 3 families facing this crisis daily we are providing a sustainable, renewable alternative to single use diapers thereby eliminating health and sanitary issues in children, lowering stress levels of concerned parents, and increasing available funds to purchase basic necessities. Families struggle each day to provide the basic essentials for their children, food, shelter and clothing. With the ever growing cost of single, use disposable diapers families are having to choose between the basic essentials and diapers. We no longer want families to have to make this tough decision. Through our programs and our passionate team of individuals we are determined to change the world one cloth diaper at a time. We provide clean reusable cloth diapers to those families who cannot afford the continued cost of disposable diapers or the initial start up cost associated with switching full time to cloth diapers. We ease the expense by loaning diapers for a period of 1 year allowing families to save a significant amount of personal funds monthly. When families have been able to purchase their own supply of cloth diapers they are able to return their loan so another family may benefit.