“A Sunday Affair” May 27th Sunday Memorial Day Weekend

This year’s Austin Wine & Music Festival (AWMF) Award will feature winning Texas Wineries including Flat Creek Estate, Driftwood Estate Winery, Stone House Winery, Spicewood Vineyards, Dry Comal Creek, Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Wimberley Valley Winery, and Duchman Family Winery under the gorgeous pavilion at Driftwood Estate Winery for, “A Sunday Affair”, on May 27th from […]

CASA recognizes Rep. Dukes for leadership

State Representative Dawnna Dukes presented Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Larry Earvin a check for $20,000 during the 13th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival. The previous record amount of $15,000 was donated in 2010. “With this year’s donation, we have now given over $100,000 to the University over the past 13 years,” said Rep. Dukes. […]

2012 Clear Your Clutter Day recap

As a result of this year’s Austin Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) clear your clutter day event and the 445 cars that dropped off items at Bethany United Methodist Church in support of Get Organized Month, several nonprofits received needed items. Austin Groups for the Elderly received 30 items including wheelchairs […]

APD recruiting for new officers

In these challenging economic times, where several employers are making cutbacks and consolidating, the Austin Police Department is currently recruiting and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Applications are available for download for cadet classes starting in December 2012, April 2013 and August 2013. APD will continue to accept applications until all testing dates are […]

E.A.S.T for unique local home ideas

This past weekend as I visited the 10th East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.), where artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces in the area allow for a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes, I reflected on what an amazing opportunity a yearly event like this is […]

Go BOSH Conference 2011

On October 21st, 2011, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors will be in attendance at this year’s Go BOSH Conference 2011 at the UT Longhorn Stadium Event Center Belmont Hall, Centennial Ballroom. Organized by Minority Start-Up Association of Texas, the day long event is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing, relationship building and deal making amongst Central Texas […]

Sultry Sade brings tour to Austin

The Frank Erwin Center has announced Sade will perform September 7. “Directed by longtime collaborator Sophie Muller, and with production and lighting design by Baz Halpin, the tour is groundbreaking from a visual perspective,” the Frank Erwin website boasts. “With a 23’ x 52’ high resolution LED screen behind the band, and enormous projection screens […]

Chai–N-Chaat 2011

Chai- N- Chaat 2011 held its day-long community-based cultural event and fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of Austin’s diverse ethnic populations as well as four local Austin nonprofits, Saheli, Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), LifeWorks, and Eastside Community Connections (ECC) at the Community Renaissance Market, a locally owned micro-business location with tenants ranging […]

Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club and Amy Wedgworth Foundation

The Manifest Foundation, Nancy Lieberman Foundation, and several local Austin businesses are hosting a series of three fundraisers throughout the summer to help efforts of Boys and Girls Club of Austin and the Amy Wedgworth Foundation. The first event raised almost $7,000 toward the goal of $33,000. Part two of the three part Charity Fundraiser […]

Recycling pays off as reality show wraps

The Solid Waste Services Department’s reality-based show, ‘Dare to Go Zero’ recently aired its final episode. The featured families competed in challenges over a five-week period to learn how to reduce the waste they generate. As part of the Department’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 20 percent […]