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November 2, 2011 Happy Thanksgiving 2011 jA00-Open Studios Tour Staying Young Through Art Thursday, November 24th Can art be the Elixir of Youth? Those who meet Helen Petre in her studio might think so. She radiates energy and purpose as she shows her work. "But I&apos;m slowing down," Helen complains. "It takes me so long to do things--I only have time for about four shows a year these days." Helen is 90 years old. "Slow" is relative word. Helen Petre is one of the many artists featured in the Julian Open Studios tour. Born on the East Coast and living in California for the last fifty years, Helen has created art most of her life. After a job in mechanical drawing during World War l she began painting in watercolor, moved on to oil, then etching, printmaking, and now collages which use all of her skills in different combinations. Helen's art is a iterative mix of purposeful planning together with happenstance arising from the complex interaction of the various media in her often surprising creations. Winner Helen Petre of many awards, professional to the tips of her toes, Helen is immersed in her work most days and that work is clearly an elixir for her as wel as exhilarating to behold. The Julian Open Studios Tour will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20. Studios will be open from 10-4 The Julian News 7 and maps--which serve as tickets--may be purchased from the Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Washington and Main streets as well as local businesses for $10. Proceeds will benefit the Julian Arts Guild. The art displayed will include oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, photography and ceramics. Commercial Residential 000 Payment Options <C:::, Trained LWJ COUNCIL 24 Hour Emergency Service ,60 765-0130 Ben Sulser, District Manager Kaboom! Announces Winners Of Scary Playgrounds: Let's Find "Em And Fix "Em Contest Julian Elementary "Not So Special Ed. Playground To Receive $1000 Gift Card Washington, D.C. - KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play, is pleased to announce winners of its Scary Playgrounds: Let's Find 'Em & Fix 'Em contest, which was launched in the spirit of Halloween and to advance its mission of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Our Grand Prize Winner Dan Watson submitted Ponderosa Park in Fredonia, Ariz. The playground, which is adjacent to the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indian Reservation has been ignored for years, but =s now going to get some much needed attention. Having found the scariest playground, Dan will recewe a $2,000 VISA gift card. are: Susie Dice of Tecumseh, Mich. Sarah Fong of Millis, Mass. Kris Wren of Portageville, Mo. Carrie Boyce of Santa Rosa, Calif. Lisa Crane of Wakefield Mass. Scott Brandes & Michael Cleghorn of Jacksonville, Fla. Wendy Lee of Ramsey, Minn. Winners were chosen by an expert panel from KaBOOM! and based on photographs and descriptions that each contestant submitted to our Map of Play using our free Scary Playgrounds app for iPhone or Android mobile devices. All contestants are encouraged to apply for a $15,000 KaBOOM! grant to help The current Special Education playground - a swing set Second place goes to Tricia Elsara who nominated what she calls the "Not So Special Education Playground" in Julian, Calif. because of its extremely poor condition. Tricia has plans for a multi-sensory playground and will receive a $1,000 VISA gift card. Coming in third is Mandy Fisher of.Garrison, Iowa, whose community park was destroyed by a 135 MPH windstorm last June. Mandy wants to bring their community park back to life and will receive a $500 VISA gift card. Our seven $100 VISA gift card winners, in no particular order, improve their scary playground. "By simply entering the contest, contestants helped further our effort to create a nationwid.e Map of Play, bringing us one step closer to identifying playspaces that need fixing up and play deserts where there are no playgrounds at all," says Darell, Hammond, Founder and CEO of KaBOOM! "Our goal is to make sure that every child in America has a great place to play. OnCe we map the playspaces - including the good, the bad and the scary - we can be more strategic as to where we target our resources." Children today are playing less than any previous generation, a fact that is causing them profound harm. A variety of research shows the power of play and the difference that unstructured play can make on the health and well- being of a child, yet only one-in- five children live within walking distance of a park or playground. Playgrounds across the country are in disrepair from years of neglect contributing significantly to our nation's play deficit. "We hope this contest helps raise awareness of the importance of play while also bringing a few more great places to play to kids across America," says Hammond. KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to saving play. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. To fight this Play Deficit, social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 85,000 places to play, built more than 2,000 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level. Starfish are not true fish. They belong to a group of animals called echinoderms that includes brittle stars, sea cucumbers, sea lilies, sea urchins and sand dollars. NASA Launches Newest Satellite NASA's newest Earth- science missions that will help us oceans, vegetation, ice, solid observing satellite soared into win the future as we make new Earth and atmosphere. NPP space early Friday (10/28) aboard discoveries." will allow scientists to extend a Delta ll rocket after liftoff at 5:48 NPP carries five science the continuous satellite record a.m. EDT from Space Launch instruments, including four needed to detect and quantify Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air new state-of-the-art sensors, global environmental changes. Force Base in California. which will provide critical data "The measurements from NASA's National Polar-orbiting to help scientists understand NPP will benefit science and Operational Environmental the dynamics of long-term society for many years to come," Satellite System Preparatory climate patterns and help said Michael Freilich, director of Project, or NPP, successfully meteorologists improve short- NASA's Earth Science Division. separated from the Delta II 58 term weather forecasts. The "NPP will help improve weather minutes after launch, and the mission .will extend more than forecasts, enable unique first signal was acquired by 30 key long-term datasets NASA scientific insights, and allow more the Tracking and Data Relay has been tracking, including accurate global environmental Satellite System. NPP's .solar measurements-of the ozone predictions. I'm confident that array deployed 67 minutes after layer, land cover, and ice cover, the strong partnerships forged launch to provide the satellite NPP serves as a bridge in the NPP program between with electrical power. NPP is mission between NASA's Earth NASA and NOAA, industry, and on course to reach its sun- Observing System (EOS) the research and applications synchronous polar orbit 512 of satellites and the next- communities will ensure the miles (824 km) above Earth. generation Joint Polar Satellite success of the mission." "NPP s critical to our System, a National Oceanic The satellite will be operated understanding of Earth's and Atmospheric Administration from the NOAA Satellite processes and changes," said (NOAA) program that will also Operations Facility in Suitland, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori collect weather and climate data. Md. NASA will operate NPP for Carver. 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