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Author: admin-tonya World Footprints Book Club kicks off with actress Gloria Loring

You may know actress/singer Gloria Loring from her character Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, or as the singer in the number-one hit song “Friends and Lovers” or as the mother of singer Robin Thicke.  But what you may not know is that Gloria has wrestled with real-life dramas throughout her life.  Her oldest child was diagnosed with a chronic illness, she struggled through an unraveling marriage and faced countless professional challenges.  But Gloria also experienced the saving grace of timely coincidences.

This months World Footprints Book Club selection “Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous” is a detailed account of Gloria’s compelling life’s journing and her exploration of the mystery of divine intervention.  Gloria experienced many ‘accidental miracles’ that occurred at just the right time.  One example was her discovery of a business card with the words “expect a miracle” that someone or something placed on her makeup table.   That event and those simple words have since become her mantra.

This show will also be available on the World Footprints website.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Youth Arts and Humanities at The White House (2011)

On November 2, 2011, I had the pleasure of covering First Lady Michelle Obama at a President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) ceremony at the White House. This event honored 12 arts and humanities after-school programs with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award. Twelve young people from across the country accepted awards from Mrs. Obama on behalf of the after-school and out-of-school time programs that changed their lives.

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Agritourism Events Offering Authentic Experiences

With the increased awareness of sustainability, health and the desire to become educated on where food comes from, agritourism is a growing travel trend. More and more farmers are opening their doors to increased number of travelers who are seeking authentic culinary experiences that speak to our food origins. Given the growing interest in agritourism and the economic impact that this trend offers communities, we have compiled a sample list of a few places where you can enjoy getting back to food basics.

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