New event elements such as Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village to elevate the guest experience.
The competition is heating up as celebrity teams comprised of Miami Dolphins legends and critically acclaimed South Florida chefs get ready to face-off at this year’s “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival.” The fifth annual culinary showdown that combines food, football and charity with as many as 2,500 attendees will take place at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Sat., Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
“Now in our fifth year, we’re turning up the heat with more delicious food and entertainment for an elevated event experience,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “Whether you are a foodie, football fan or charity supporter, you’re in for a real treat with new event components that are sure to be crowd-pleasers and keep people coming back for more year after year.”
The teams are bringing their “A” game this year with menu items to include #11 Jensen’s Josper Grilled Skirt Steak with Brussel Sprouts, #22 Wooden’s Chipotle Wagyu Ribs with Rustic Kale Salad and #25 Oliver’s Graised Ox Tail with Horseradish Panna Cotta. Attendees will get to sample all of the signature grilled entrees, paired with premium Gallo wines. One winning team will be recognized with the People’s Choice Award, while another team will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges to receive the coveted Judge’s Choice Award.
Team pairings include guard Ed Newman and Peter Boulukus of YOLO, center Jeff Dellenbach and Chef Peter Vauthy of Red, the Steakhouse, safety Glenn Blackwood and Chef Victor Franco of Oceans 234, linebacker AJ Duhe and Chef Jeff Pfeffier of Lobster Bar Sea Grille and center Dwight Stephenson and Chef Michael Cerny of Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale and many more. Also joining the teams are several media personalities to add to the fun, including television news anchors: Neki Mohan, Todd Tongen and Kristi Krueger of Local 10, Trina Robinson of NBC 6 and Steve Shapiro of 7 News, plus meteorologists Erika Delgado of NBC 6 and Denise Issac of Telemundo 51.
In addition to great food and wine, organizers have added new opportunities to elevate the guest experience, including The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Tailgate Challenge, Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village and Chef Allen Susser’s VIP Culinary Exhibition.
The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Tailgate Zone adds music, football, giveaways, interactive games and a cash bar for premium cocktails and craft beers. The experience also includes a Tailgate Challenge, presented by Omaha Steaks, with teams selected to compete for a ,000 Grand Prize by creating a recipe that combines Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and premium Omaha Steaks meat.
Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village will have a variety of interactive and educational experiences, including a tasting tent, games and an exhibit on the latest ocean technology and sustainable practices for maintaining a healthy environment.
New this year is a VIP experience presented by Taste of the NFL, which includes an added hour of fun from noon to 1 p.m. with an open bar, a live cooking demonstration from Chef Allen Susser and a “Cook-Off Competition” between Big 105.9 FM morning personalities, Paul Castronovo and Young Ron Brewer.
Keeping with tradition, event guests will compete at the Toyota Cornhole Stadium and enjoy music throughout the day at the Festival Stage with the Masters of Ceremonies, Finsider’s Greg Likens and Footy of Y-100 fame.
All of the proceeds from this tribute to football, food and charity benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, which directs funds to agencies that “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis,” including 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL.
Event tickets are each or 5 each for Chef Allen Susser’s VIP Culinary Exhibition, which includes access to all of the Gridiron Grill-Off festivities. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.gridirongrilloff.com.
About the Gridiron Grill-Off
“John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival,” celebrating its fifth anniversary, pairs Miami Dolphins legends with South Florida’s top chefs to prepare signature dishes on the grill as part of an exciting culinary competition for charity on Saturday, November 8 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Fl.
Event sponsors include Allegiance Crane & Equipment, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Badia Spice, Batts Morrison Wales & Lee PA, BB&T, BigMouthGirlz.com, Broward Health, Carnival Foundation, CBS Outdoor, Charles Schwab, Cheney Brothers, City of Pompano Beach, Clear Channel, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Culinary Art Institute, DSK Group, Inc., EJ Gallo, EyesOn News, Fiberbuilt Umbrellas, Inc., Fine Awards, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Gold Coast Magazine, Green Dot Advertising, Guy Harvey, Inc., IKEA, Impact Imagery Group, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Ken’s Salad Dressing, Lifestyle Media Group, National Christian Foundation of South Florida, Northwestern Mutual, Ocean Spray, Omaha Steaks, Orange Bowl, Premier Beverage, Publix, QuinnProQuo, Samuel Adams, Shellback Rum, SocialBuzzTV.com, Southern Specialties, Sun Sentinel, Sunshine Cleaning, Sweet Street Desserts, Templeton & Company, The Wasie Foundation, Think Magazine, Three Olives Vodka, Two B Printing, USA Parking Systems, Walgreens, Xylem and Your Toyota and Scion Dealers.
About John Offerdahl
Five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl created the Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival in 2010 to integrate his love for grilling and football with his passion for helping kids in crisis. For more than a decade, John has operated the ever-popular Offerdahl’s Café Grill, a quick-casual restaurant specializing in just-grilled steak, chicken, salmon & shrimp on salads, sandwiches and entrees topped with John’s signature dressings & sauces. John and his wife, Lynn, give back to the community through Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation.
About Broward Health®
Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.
Posted On: Pompano Beach, FL October 13, 2014
Real Estate Scorecard is an industry leader of online real estate reviews, keeping buyers informed about what’s happening at the most popular gated communities and best cities to live in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Surf’s up and the coastal North Carolina communities still have their wetsuits and boards in the water this October! That is the beauty about living in the North Carolina coastal towns year round. Baby Boomers are flocking in droves to Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island and to Wrightsville Beach homes for golden investments and the beach life. So why not join them and ride the waves into comfortable living this year claiming your stake in one of the best surf towns in the world?
In September 2014, National Geographic announced Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina as one of the 20 Best Surf Towns in the World. While Bali, California, Brazil and Hawaii were also included on this list, this community in Hanover County earned a spot thanks to its amazing waves and appeal to locals and visitors around the globe. Another perk about Wrightsville Beach’s surf turf – Unlike other North Carolina coastal towns, surfers can just show up and hit the waves. No busy traffic. Plenty of space on the sand and even more room in the water.
Baby Boomers looking for communities close to the sandy shores have a variety of choices on the barrier islands in coastal North Carolina. Wrightsville Beach homes are in the highest demand thanks to the plethora of events, activities and natural surroundings at arms’ reach. Location, location, location. Wrightsville Beach is the closest barrier island to downtown Wilmington making it the ideal combination of beachfront and urban living. Coastal North Carolina communities have unlimited access to outdoor music festivals, excellent art museums, fresh farmer’s markets, tasty outdoor cafes and more.
Beach communities like Sunset Beach, Holden Beach and Oak Island are found to the south. Whether Baby Boomers want to enjoy living in the heart of Wrightsville Beach or settle in the suburbs at one of the nearby beach communities, there is no bad decision on the coast of North Carolina. It all comes down to how much drive time folks are willing to sacrifice driving into historic downtown Wilmington for nightlife and fine dining.
Here’s a few gated communities with private beach clubs located within an hour’s drive of downtown Wilmington:
ST. JAMES PLANTATION has been one of the top traditional country club communities for two decades. Residents living here in Southport thrive in the active outdoor environment. This refined neighborhood is known for its four 18-hole championship golf courses and resort-style atmosphere. Three full-service tennis centers, 15 miles of hiking trails, four indoor and outdoor swimming pools are just what the doctor ordered! St. James Plantation provides all of these amenities, plus a deep water marina and a private beach club on Oak Island. This gated community is the perfect place for surfers who want to stay fit and enjoy the North Carolina lap of luxury 24/7.
SEASCAPE AT HOLDEN PLANTATION is where art and architecture are combined at this Intracoastal Waterway community. From s-shaped roads to the strategically designed fitness center, library, Grand Manor House, marina and more, this place is for the surfing retiree with an eye for art. Add the ultimate Beach Club experience on the sand of Holden Beach, and surfers will forget about the stellar waves of the North Carolina coastal towns. The amenities and artistic appeal of SeaScape at Holden Plantation will knock other unplanned neighborhoods out of the water in no time.
OCEAN RIDGE PLANTATION is another traditional country club. This is the place where surfing Baby Boomers come to relax after a morning cruising the tides. The natural park and pavillion along with the hiking trails and The Plantation Gardens are fit for family gatherings, while the four 18-hole championship golf courses are known by each of their names in the community of Sunset Beach. The three-story private oceanfront club overlooks the popular Sunset Beach and the two golfing clubhouses offer dining in their convenient locations. Indulge in the ocean and then forget about the waves at the picturesque Ocean Ridge Plantation.
It’s an endless summer when folks own a Wrightsville Beach home at one of the best surf towns in the world!
Contact Bill Boyer of Intracoastal Realty who is an expert at finding the best beachfront property at 910-262-5414.
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Real Estate Scorecard writes unbiased real estate reviews providing in-depth information about popular gated communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, all in an effort to help people discover where to retire in the Southeast.
Posted On: Wilmington, North Carolina October 15, 2014
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The KDG is debuting a new YouTube web series called the “The Needle,” starting October 2014.
The Needle: a breath of fresh air in a sea of “how to” videos, this series will provide a go to place for anybody wanting to learn about fashion, trends, and making clothes. People watching these videos will be taught various aspects in the process of making clothes, as well as fashion tidbits, and commentary by the fashion Professor Koffa. Viewers can expect:
This forum is going to be great for people working from home and just need to brush up on what’s hot. Located in Pasadena, CA, the Koffa Design studio isn’t always accessible, so this web series will give Fashionistas, enthusiasts, and designers around the world the ability to learn and experience what a real fashion tutorial or workshop is like.
Videos will be posted periodically, and upon request. The first video will be posted mid-October, and will feature how to thread a Sewing Machine.
How to View: visit the Koffa Design Group’s YouTube page, and view “Episode1”
Follow us on Facebook: @TheKoffaDesignGroup
Address: 2525 East Colorado Blvd Suite 112, Pasadena CA
About the Koffa Design Group
The Koffa Design Group is a design studio that offers creative educational services in addition to its fashion courses that teach topics on fashion design and fashion business and practices. Located in Pasadena, clients can receive an array of services that include e Learning design, video products, curriculum development and fashion education. Learn more about the Koffa Design Group at http://www.thekoffadg.com.
Posted On: Pasadena, CA October 13, 2014
Episode: Basic Genealogy (2010)
It’s Family Day at Greendale. Pierce’s tries to build a relationship with his stepdaughter, but she has eyes for Jeff instead. Britta gets in trouble with Troy’s Nana, and Shirley’s kids cause problems for Abed’s father.
Type: TV Series
Director: Ken Whittingham
Cast: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi
Run time: 21 mins.
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A leading inventor service company, InventHelp is submitting this idea, the Road Tisserie, to companies for review.
Many outdoors enthusiasts like to be equipped with the means to prepare meals in a convenient manner, but conventional hitch-style kitchens eliminate the ability to tow other items that are needed for outdoor excursions.
“I wanted a convenient way to cook while camping or enjoying the outdoors, but I couldn’t find anything on the market that didn’t monopolize a rear hitch,” said an inventor from Redwood City, Calif. “This is problematic because, in most cases, a boat or another unit needs to be in tow, and somebody shouldn’t be relegated to an either/or choice.” That’s when the inventor decided to design the solution himself: a portable full-scale kitchen that also allows for towing.
He then created a prototype of the Road Tisserie, which provides a convenient way to cook in any location. It eliminates the need to transport multiple cooking devices, which saves time, effort and space. Most importantly, it allows for the towing of another hitch-style unit (a boat, an extra trailer, etc.). Versatile and easy to use, the invention is ideal for hunting, camping, enjoying the outdoors and attending outdoor sports games.
The original design was submitted to the San Francisco office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 13-SNK-220, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com – https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp
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Posted On: PITTSBURGH, PA October 13, 2014
Eight Animal Non-Profits Win a Year’s Supply of Wound and Skin Care Products; Every Nominated Charity to Be Sent a Case of Vetericyn
Innovacyn, the makers of Vetericyn animal wound and skin care products, today announced the winners of the company’s fourth annual “Vetericyn Loves Animals” online charity giveaway. The eight non-profit organizations that received the most votes and each won more than ,500 in prizes, including a year’s supply of Vetericyn products, are: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue; Ghetto Rescue FFoundation; Recycled Pets NorCal; Noah’s Ark; Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue; Rosemary Farm Sanctuary; Animals Taiwan and Penang Animal Welfare Society.
A total of 311 groups were nominated on the Vetericyn web site, and were divided into three categories – U.S.-based organizations that primarily serve small animals (cats, dogs, exotics, etc.), U.S.-based organizations that serve large animals (horses, mules, donkeys, etc.), and international organizations. Voting took place for three weeks on the Vetericyn web page, with approximately 170,000 votes coming in for the charities. At the end of the voting period, the three large animal, three small animal and two international organizations with the most votes were named winners.
Each winner will be awarded a year’s supply of Vetericyn, along with a prize package from giveaway supporters including Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship, Cesar Millan, Bio-Groom, Whimzees, Three Dog Bakery, Thunderworks, Tuggo, Cavalor, “I and love and you” Total Pet Care, New Age Pet, John Paul Pet, Neater Pet Brands, Holistic Horse and Nose-It. The first person who nominated each winning organization also won an assortment of prizes.
In addition, Vetericyn has offered to send a case of wound and skin care products to each of the 311 charities. “Every one of the nominated organizations is changing the lives of homeless and injured animals. We salute the tireless work they do, and are happy to support their efforts to improve the health of the animals they serve,” said Scott Vanwinkle, director of marketing of Innovacyn.
About the Small Animal Winners
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (http://www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com/) of Charlotte, N.C., is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned birds, as well as increasing public awareness and appreciation for animals. Staffed by volunteer migratory bird rehabilitators, the group strives for the highest standards in animal care.
Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (http://www.ghettorescueffoundation.org/) consists of police, fire and civilian personnel who dedicate their free time to helping animals and families from economically suppressed areas. Based in Anaheim Hills, Calif., and operating in greater Los Angeles, the group rescues and places dogs and puppies in a network of foster homes.
Recycled Pets NorCal (http://recycledpetsnorcal.org/) of Sacramento, Calif., is non-profit, all-breed rescue dedicated to homeless pets. They work as a small group of volunteers to find homes for pets from shelters, and provide animals with a loving foster environment while looking for the perfect forever family.
About the Large Animal Winners
Based in Locust Grove, Ga., Noah’s Ark (http://www.noahs-ark.org/) is an educational sanctuary dedicated to bringing children and exotic and farm animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service and a future full of hope. The group houses approximately 1,500 animals representing more than 100 species on its 250 acres.
Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue (http://hhhmhr.org/) strives to provide help, hope and loving life-long homes to miniature equine that have been seized, surrendered or suffered abuse and neglect. This Mandan, N.D.-based animal welfare organization is dedicated to rescue efforts, care, nurturing and rehabilitation of miniature equine.
Rosemary Farm Sanctuary (http://rosemaryfarm.org/), located in South Kortright, N.Y., rescues horses in need and protects them for life. Some are made available for adoption, while many live out their days at the group’s 114-acre farm located in the Catskill Mountains.
About the International Winners
Animals Taiwan (http://www.animalstaiwan.org/) consists of concerned locals and expatriates who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Taiwan’s abandoned and mistreated animals. After rescuing sick and injured stray dogs and cats, Animals Taiwan rehabilitates, vaccinates, neuters and re-homes them.
The Penang Animal Welfare Society (http://4paws.com.my/) provides a home for more than 360 stray and abandoned dogs in Penang, Malaysia. Care and rehabilitation is given until the animals find permanent homes. The society has a no-kill policy and delivers continued care for animals whose age or disability may make them less likely to be adopted.
Vetericyn provides immediate-acting, one-step wound and skin care products for animals. The sprays and gels are non-toxic, steroid-free, antibiotic-free, and do not contain alcohol or tea tree oils. Vetericyn doesn’t harm healthy tissue and is safe for use on all animal species of all ages.
Vetericyn products are available in pet stores nationwide, including Petco; at feed and tack stores, including Tractor Supply Co.; via licensed veterinarians; and through the company’s network of distributors.
About Innovacyn Inc.
Based in Rialto, Calif., Innovacyn Inc. is a privately held company that provides premier human and animal healthcare products based on advanced scientific research. To learn more about Innovacyn’s Puracyn products for the human market and Vetericyn products for the animal market, visit http://www.innovacyn.com. All Innovacyn products are made in the U.S.A.
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Posted On: Rialto, CA October 17, 2014
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The HEOS Link adds HEOS multi-room audio functionality to existing audio systems or powered speakers; the HEOS Amp brings HEOS functionality to any existing pair of loudspeakers.
Denon, a leading manufacturer of high-quality home entertainment products, unveils two key new models for the HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system. The HEOS Link and HEOS Amp are expected to be available in mid-August and are the first additions to the HEOS line since launching with three HEOS speakers: HEOS 3, HEOS 5 and HEOS 7.
Easily and elegantly, the HEOS Link (MSRP 9) allows users to integrate any existing music system into the HEOS by Denon “ecosystem” by bringing any existing audio products (with an input jack) that users already own into the HEOS multi-room sound system. Users simply connect the high-quality Link stereo pre-amplifier via an analog, digital coaxial or fiber-optic cable to turn any existing home cinema or music system into a wireless HEOS audio zone. What’s more, the Link lets users control select Denon receivers, integrated amplifiers or mini-systems via the HEOS App.
Meanwhile, the HEOS Amp (MSRP 9) is designed to add HEOS multi-room audio functionality to any pair of stereo loudspeakers1—perfect for outdoor, in-ceiling, floorstanding or bookshelf models—and features the same wireless ease-of-use as Denon’s HEOS speaker models. Incorporating an advanced and hugely powerful 100W Class D digital amplifier in a sleek compact chassis, the HEOS Amp delivers low distortion and high current capability.
HEOS brings Denon-quality audio to any—or all—rooms in the home. The system delivers users’ favorite music from the world’s leading online music services, smart devices, as well as PCs, Macs or NAS drives on any home network. Beautifully styled and available in black with silver accents, the range is enhanced by an optional range extender that improves or expands the user’s existing home wireless network (sold separately). The whole HEOS system can simply be controlled by a single, slick state-of-the-art HEOS App, available for Apple® and Android®* devices, that allows the system to be set up incredibly easily.
The App is designed to offer comprehensive control through a simple interface, allowing system set up via a couple of taps. It lets users group speakers together, to play the same song in party mode, as well as separate rooms to play a different song in each of them: the App puts control of the whole house’s music at a persons fingertips. It gives instant command of the music in every room, letting users create and save playlists as well as check what songs are next in the lineup. Whether streaming from Spotify®, listening to tracks directly from a smartphone, or from DLNA, the HEOS App always allows for clear, intuitive control of the system, letting users name each HEOS player depending on the room it is in.
HEOS Link: Key Features
HEOS Amp: Key Features
The Denon Difference
Besides the HEOS Link and Amp, the HEOS by Denon product line includes three stunning, wireless multi-zone music players: HEOS 3 (9), HEOS 5 (9), and HEOS 7 (9). Easily connect to an existing Wi-Fi network to bring Denon-quality audio to any—or all— rooms with the HEOS app, available for both iOS® and Android*. HEOS by Denon delivers a user’s favorite music from the world’s leading online music services including top cloud sources, “legacy” sources, and any smart device, to the room users want to hear the music they enjoy. In addition to the players, the HEOS Extend is an optional access point range extender and is available to improve or expand the user’s existing home wireless network (sold separately). HEOS by Denon is available at select Denon dealers and online.
The HEOS microsite is now live at: heosbydenon.com.
The youtube video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWrisxa3YAw.
*A wireless home network is required.
1- Designed for use with wired passive speakers
About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit http://www.usa.denon.com.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.
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Posted On: Mahwah, NJ August 14, 2014