An extra special team, Patrouille de France (The Patrol of France), came to the states to celebrate as well. This was the team first visit to the states in 31 years. The French Aerobatics team used special red, white, and blue smoke generators to form symbols and patterns in the sky.

Among the recognized board members were Ellen Kelly of the Board of Trustees, John Pelella of the St. Luke Cornwall Health System Foundation Board of Directors (BOD), and Eric Najork, who recently concluded his term as Foundation Board Chair. SLCH thanks them for the instrumental role they played in the hospital recent successes and for their passion and dedication to the community..

Due to sequestration by the federal government, facilities to remain closed in 2013 include: the Look Rock Campground and Picnic Area and the Abrams Creek Campground in Tennessee; the Balsam Mountain Campground and Picnic Area (including the associated Heintooga Ridge and Balsam Mountain Roads) and the Tow String Horse Camp in North Carolina. “We regret this will cause inconvenience to park visitors,” stated Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson, “especially those who have enjoyed these more remote areas of the Smokies year after year. We have focused our workforce to maximize the utilization of facilities throughout the remainder of the park in order to serve and provide recreational opportunities for our millions of park visitors.”.

“In my almost 40 years of business I have never met anyone who defines the words honest, hardworking and reliable more than Dave,” MLL Founder Jake Steinfeld said. “He is truly a man of his word. Thanks to Dave’s tireless efforts on behalf of the league for the past 13 years, MLL is on a course for growth and prosperity.

And Canada, General Shale operates sales and manufacturing facilities in 15 states and provinces, in addition to a network of 31 retail showrooms and more than 300 affiliated distributors across North America. The company grew even stronger in 1999 when it joined Wienerberger AG of Vienna, Austria, the world’s largest brick manufacturer. With a life cycle of more than 100 years, the sustainability of brick is General Shale’s commitment to responsible stewardship..

He was as much at home in a conference room in a big city filled with lots of important people as he was in his goose blind up the James Bay coast surrounded by family and friends on the goose hunt. He loved the land and he brought that connection and grounding to every meeting and negotiation he made with others to the table. He had respect for everyone he sat with and he brought his gift of humour and kindness to every situation he encountered..