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I’ve been saying it every day since.Andrew Kane is a clinical psychologist and author, most recently, of the novel “Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale.” Last update:08/13/2013 - 13:32Email articlePrintComment Guidelines The Jewish Week feels comments create a valuable conversation and wants to feature your thoughts on our website. To make everyone feel welcome, we won''t publish comments that are profane, irrelevant, promotional or make personal attacks.Add comment[b][url=]cheap wedding dresses for sale[/url][/b][b][url=]cheap wedding dresses for sale online[/url][/b]

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(Neville Elder for The Globe and Mail)Hudson’s Bay CEO Richard Baker is first and foremost a real estate dealer.(Neville Elder for The Globe and Mail)retailDespite Saks deal, HBC stores still in need of a serious makeoverAdd to ...SOPHIE COUSINEAUThe Globe and Mail[b]<a href=>chanel</a>[/b] PublishedTuesday, Jul. 30 2013, 6:41 PM EDT[b][url=]chanel purses outlet[/url][/b] Last updatedTuesday, Jul. 30 2013, 7:03 PM EDT1 commentPrint / LicenseA A[b][url=]chanel aaa replica[/url][/b] In pure New York fashion, Richard Baker is now boasting a $2.4-billion smile.[b][url=]chanel purses outlet[/url][/b] The 47-year-old businessman has every reason to be triumphant. 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Hudson''s Bay Co, operator of department store chains Lord & Taylor in the United States and The Bay in Canada, said on Monday that it would buy luxury retailer Saks Inc for $16 per share, or $2.9 billion in cash, including debtREUTERSMarket ViewVideo: Market View: Hudson’s Bay deal shows retail a hotbed for mergers ReutersVideoVideo: BMW launches its first fully electric vehicleNow, he is set to acquire the prestigious Saks Inc. chain. Long past is the shock that Canada’s oldest retailer has fallen into the hands of Americans, first of the late Jerry Zucker, then of Mr. Baker. The Bay’s white throws with the bright green, red, yellow and blue stripes are now being waved on Fifth Avenue like Canadian flags.With this unexpected change in fortune, Mr. Baker is now portrayed as the saviour of the Canadian department store, long considered an endangered creature. The designation is seductive, but still quite premature.Mr. Baker is first and foremost a real estate dealer – and a clever one at that. He acquired full control of HBC in 2008 for $1.2-billion, chiefly through the assumption of its debt. Three years later, he made a killing when he resold most of the Zellers store leases to incoming Target Corp. for a whopping $ the skeptics of 2008, some are now fretting over the $2.4-billion (U.S.) price tag for Saks – which rises to $2.9-billion when the retailer’s debt is included. That’s almost nine times Saks’ operating earnings, compared with a median multiple of eight for similar deals, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. But when you deduct Saks’ property value, which one Citigroup analyst pegs at $1.5-billion, including $805-million for its flagship New York store alone, then the department store chain no longer looks as expensive as a pair of Manolo Blahnik satin pumps.Even if real estate investment trusts are not as glitzy as they were when long-term interest rates were lower, you can bet all your Bay paraphernalia that Mr. Baker will cash in on the money that sleeps under his stores.Evidently, however, such a deal can only be struck once. After that, HBC can only be the savviest retailer in what is becoming a very crowded market for upscale shoppers in Canada.Canadians are getting richer, and retail sales have been holding up surprisingly well, notably in May, but Canada is not going to create more of what are euphemistically called “high net worth individuals” by spontaneous generation. Behind the dressing rooms of hushed stores, the commercial rivalry is bound to get nasty, if not bloody.How has HBC fared so far? It depends on how you look at things. Considering where the Canadian retailer started, it has made considerable progress under the direction of Bonnie Brooks and other smart retail executives, although the flagship city stores have received much of the attention. The rejuvenation of the other department stores still leaves much to be desired.At the Bay’s flagship Montreal store on Saint Catherine Street on Monday, there was none of the ragbag of yesteryear, even if the store was deep into its summer sale. Past the Chanel counter and the new Coach boutique, branded bags were neatly aligned. On the second floor, the trendy Topshop clothes attracted the twentysomething crowd. Close by is Maje, a French retailer that a fashionista friend of mine puts on her must-see list of Paris stores, with a section almost as big as the one at the Galeries Lafayette.The sales clerks anticipate your wishes and inquire about your needs instead of ducking behind a high stack of sweaters, as they seemed to do in the past. But the extra attention also highlights the fact that there aren’t that many shoppers around. Granted, it’s summer and the tourists don’t replace all the vacationers who have left town. But the hard numbers don’t lie.The HBC chains have been playing catch-up in recent years, and there is still a long way to go. The Bay’s sales in 2012 stood at $140 per square foot, a far cry from the average $250 per square foot of its North American peer group, which includes Saks. The U.S. chain also owned by HBC, Lord & Taylor, also lags behind its peers, with sales of $218 per square foot.The Bay still has an excess of retail space on its hands, and adding Saks boutiques within existing stores or converting stores to Saks’ Off Fifth sister discount chain won’t use it all up. HBC still needs to rethink its retail space, given its store locations and their markets, as well as its online shopping sites.This will require a makeover, not just a brush of powder. Which is not to say it cannot be done. Mr. Baker could well tailor himself into a successful retailer. But until HBC’s chains attract crowds of shoppers and sales, he will remain what he has always been: a real estate dealer. 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For more information, visit and scroll down to Summer Fine Craft Show or email Ann Lainhart at or call 508-224-4245 or email Maria Sellman at or call 508-830-3630. ‘Wizard of Oz in the Wild West’ workshopWHITE HORSE BEACH – Priscilla Beach Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz in the Wild West,” by Willard Simms, as the next children and teen workshop. The humorous tale sends Dorothy and her friends back in time to the western frontier where they meet legendary figures of the time. Directed by Geronimo Sands, the two-week workshop will meet weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 8 (with the exception of Aug. 2 when it meets from 1 to 5 p.m.).Performances will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9-10 and 16-17 at PBT’s new outdoor theatre at 800 Rocky Hill Road. Each two-week workshop costs $300 per student and is directed by professionals. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. PBT now accepts payments through Visa, MasterCard or American Express. To register for workshops, visit or call 508-224-4888. Project Arts free summer concertsPLYMOUTH – Project Arts present free summer concerts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Pilgrim Memorial Park on the Plymouth waterfront. Call 508-747-7727 or see for more information.July 31: Chicago Total Access Tribute Band and Adam Ezra & FriendsAug. 7: Entrain, with Odd Soul openingAug. 10: (Saturday) Harborfest for MDA, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Aug. 14: Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, with Atlantic Blue openingAug. 21: Commander Cody & the East Coast Airmen, with Blood Sweat & Gears openingAug. 28: Better From a Distance, with the Fabulous Mustangs opening Post 40 meat raffles and karaokePLYMOUTH – Meat raffles are held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the summer at American Legion Post 40, at 199 Federal Furnace Road, and are open to the public. Every Friday at 8 p.m., the Legion holds Karaoke Night, also open to the public. Call 508-746-0009 for details. ‘Talk of the Towne’PLYMOUTH – The live PACTV call-in show, “Talk of the Towne,” is cablecast Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on channels 13 (for Comcast customers) and 43 (for Verizon subscribers). Visit for details or call 508-830-6999. Karen Buechs hosts the show unless otherwise noted.July 31: Host, Ken Buechs; guest, naturalist Carol “Krill” Carson from N.E. Wildlife AllianceAug. 14: Guest, Plymouth Environmental Director David GouldAug. 21: Guest, Atty. Bob Betters, Plymouth Education FoundationSept. 11: Host, Marc Garrett; guest, Dr. Gary MaestasSept. 18: Guests, Bill Keohan and Randy ParkerSept. 25: Guest, Congressman Bill Keating Fine Craft ShowPLYMOUTH – To showcase today’s world of fine crafts, the Plymouth Center for the Arts, located at 11 North St., will hold its second Fine Craft Exhibition July 28 to Aug. 11, the first to be juried. The show will be on exhibit at the Center for two weeks. For more information, visit and scroll down to Summer Fine Craft Show or email Ann Lainhart at or call 508-224-4245 or email Maria Sellman at or call 508-830-3630. Call for volunteersPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Center for the Arts, located at 11 North St., is staffed entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the 46th annual Juried Art Show, Sept. 14 to Oct. 13, to serve as hosts and hostesses and welcome visitors to the Center. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Additional volunteers are needed to help prepare the building and grounds for the art show and the special events during the show. Email for more information and to apply. For more information, see Women Mean Business luncheonPLYMOUTH – Women Mean Business networking luncheon hosted by Stan Tavares aboard the Pilgrim Belle Cruises will be Thursday, Aug. 1. The boat will board at 11:45 a.m. and leave promptly at noon. Pilgrim Belle Cruises, Mayflower II State Pier, 77 Water St., Plymouth, 508-747-3434, Registration is required for this event and is limited to 50 attendees. Call Meg at the Plymouth Chamber at 508-830-1620 to register or visit Cost is $25 per members and $40 per non-member. Thrifty Lily special salePLYMOUTH – At Thrifty Lily, a thrift shop run by volunteers of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Church, everything in the entire shop will be on sale at 50 percent off from Aug. 1 through 29. The shop hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and the first Saturday of the month (Aug. 1). The shop is located at 126 South Meadow Road. Concerts on the LawnPLYMOUTH – The 14th annual Concerts on the Lawn series will be held on select Thursdays on the front lawn of the Plymouth Public Library, located at 132 South St. Performances are held from 1 to 2 p.m. Feel free to arrive early, take a lawn chair and a picnic lunch and don’t forget sunscreen. All concerts are held rain or shine, and will move indoors if it’s too wet or too hot outside.Aug. 1: The Willie & Jan Band, highlighting Willie Nininger and Jan Scruggs, will perform oldies from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as movie and TV themes. The duo has written songs for “Captain Kangaroo” and appeared on “Hee Haw.”Aug. 15: Stefilia’s Stone, with Boston-based singer-songwriters Adrienne Fawkes and Carrie Rowan, offers a display of original music, infusing classical piano style with finger-picked guitar, served with a splash of indie, adult contemporary and folk-pop plus a pinch of funk.For more information, call 508-830-4250 or visit Farmers’ Market at Plimoth PlantationPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Farmers’ Market is open for its 10th outdoor season and calling Plimoth Plantation home again this summer. The traditional cowbell will open the original Plymouth market from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, June through October on the grassy field adjacent to the River Street museum entrance, rain or shine.Summer through fall, Plymouth Farmers’ Market is active with its customary music series, storytellers, community partners and food literacy demonstrations. The market presents regional farmers who provide their own fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy cheese, freshly caught lobsters, grass-fed meats, herbs, honey, cut flowers and plants.EBT/SNAP/debit cards, WIC, senior coupons and Jordan Hospital fresh food vouchers are all welcome. The market location has ample free parking, with handicap and senior parking close to the market field. Plimoth Plantation is accessible on the GATRA Mayflower link and free market bags are available for GATRA riders. The market continues to be free and open to the public, year round. For directions, seasonal recipes and more information about the Plymouth Farmers’ Market at Plimoth Plantation, follow the Market on Twitter, find the Market on Facebook, receive the newsletter and visit Free Thursday concert seriesPLYMOUTH – Leonard Vaz, the Musicians Performance Fund coordinator of Local 281, A.F. of M., announced that L. Knife and Son is co-sponsoring the free 2013 Summer Concert Series with the Musicians Performance Trust Funds, the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund, the Plymouth Cultural Council, L.E. Cook Monument Co. and Ernie’s Restaurant.Concerts are held on the waterfront near Plymouth Rock and begin at 7 p.m. every Thursday from June through Sept. 5. If a concert must be postponed due to the weather, it will be held the following Tuesday.The scheduled performers are as follows: Aug. 1, Don Besegai’s Big Band; Aug. 8, Legion Bud Band; Aug. 15, Don Besegai’s Big Band; Aug. 22, Legion Bud Band; Aug. 29, Don Besegai’s Big Band; Sept. 5, Legion Bud Band. PACTV ‘Community News’PLYMOUTH – The "Run for 1" was held in May to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. PACTV “Community News” will feature the story on the money raised in the run and interview Superintendent Gary Maestas. PCN plays on the public access channels 13 Comcast and 43 Verizon and features local news stories. The show will be aired at 8 p.m. Thursday, at 1 p.m. Friday, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Monday. To submit a story suggestion, contact Kim Miot, news director, at 508-830-6999, or email To watch previous episodes or to find out more about PCN, visit PCHS Class of 1983PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth-Carver Class of 1983 will hold its reunion the weekend of Aug. 2-4. Class members are actively looking for missing classmates. Information and details about ticket purchases can be found on the class Facebook page, by calling Sheila Donovan at 859-219-2413, or by visiting the class website at ‘Without Strings’ at PBTWHITE HORSE BEACH – Priscilla Beach Theatre presents “Without Strings,” by Patrick Dorn, a modern, funny adaptation of the favorite tale of Pinocchio but with a surprise ending. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2-3 at PBT’s new outdoor theatre at 800 Rocky Hill Road. Visit or call 508-224-4888 for details. Lobster and strawberry festivalPLYMOUTH – Christ Church, located at 149 Court St., will hold its first lobster and strawberry festival, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3. 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The difference a donor makes in the life of a patient is something that simply cannot be overstated. Blood can be used for patients undergoing many surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma and chemotherapy. For some patients, such as the victim of an automobile accident, the need for blood is sudden. For others, ongoing transfusions are needed to sustain lifesaving medical treatment.Call 800-Red Cross or visit to make an appointment to donate. Plymouth Harbor Market DaysPLYMOUTH – From 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer, local vendors will be lined up outside The Market at The Pinehills for “The Market at The Market.” This farmers’ market is presented by Plymouth Harbor Market Days. The Market, located just off Route 3 at Exit 3 in Plymouth, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, log onto or follow on Facebook at Saturday Plymouth Harbor Market Days farmers’ market is held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 1820 Courthouse Green in Plymouth. For details, see ‘Once On This Island Jr.’DUXBURY – More than 70 students ages 7 to 15 from 13 South Shore towns are featured in this summer’s Family Performing Arts Center/Kidspot musical, “Once On This Island Jr.” This is a student version of the Broadway play, featuring a Caribbean-influenced score written by the Tony-award-winning team behind “Ragtime” and “Anastasia.” It’s adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.”The following Plymouth students are participating: Abigail Browne; Amelia Browne; Christopher Comer; Madison Condon; Rosa D’Ambrosio; Ally DiBella; Chris Ferrante; Emmie Kelly; Olivia Morrow; and Erin Olding.The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at Duxbury’s Performing Arts Center, located at 73 Alden St.Kidspot, directed by founder Meri-Lee Mafera and co-director Kelly Hines Browne, is now in its 21st year of operation.Tickets are available in advance from cast members for $12 or at the door for $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. 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Golfer registration is $175 per golfer and includes a boxed lunch as well as hors d’oeuvres at the awards ceremony. Tickets to the awards ceremony are available on the website for $50 per person for people who are unable to golf. Pan-Mass ChallengeThe 34th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, set for Aug. 3 and 4, will raise money for adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The PMC is the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation, raising more money for charity than any other event. The event contributes 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. It is Dana-Farber’s single largest non-governmental contributor.The PMC is a fully supported bike-a-thon that takes cyclists through 46 cities and towns across the commonwealth. 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The Market, located just off Route 3 at Exit 3 in Plymouth, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, log onto or follow on Facebook at Forefathers Old Home DayPLYMOUTH – Plymouth 400 will hold a free Forefathers Old Home Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 (rain date Aug. 4), at the Forefathers Monument, located at 70 Allerton St. Celebrate events from 150 years ago, when Abraham Lincoln delivered his Thanksgiving Proclamation and personally contributed to the Forefathers Monument, overlooking Plymouth Harbor.Take a picnic, buy sausages and lemonade, listen to great music, learn about the Monument from historians, enjoy children’s dance performances, hear great poetry and readings from the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, participate in Civil War reenactments with horses, muskets and tales of great feats and great woes. Later, shift to Plimoth Plantation and see the movie Lincoln , starring Daniel Day Lewis, with two free shows, at 5 and 8 p.m. For details, visit Burial Hill tourPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites the public to a free tour of Burial Hill at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, as part of the Antiquarian Society’s program, “Burial Hill: History in Progress.” Dr. Donna Curtin will guide “Epitaphs: Conventional and Curious,” an entertaining look at Plymouth epitaphs from the mundane to the eloquent.Each year through 2020 the Society will present a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America’s oldest and most significant burying grounds. Tours will be offered on the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. (except January). Local historians and guides Stephen O’Neill, Karin Goldstein and Joyce Poremski join Antiquarian Director Donna Curtin as tour leaders, sharing their individual expertise on a range of topics.This tour will meet at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes; please wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page. For more information, email or call 508-746-0012 or visit ‘Some Enchanted Evening’DUXBURY – Miramar Retreat Center will hold its 10th annual “Some Enchanted Evening” Saturday, Aug. 3, at Miramar, located at 121 Parks St., Duxbury. Enjoy the view of the Bay from the patio, a gourmet dinner and auction and an entertaining program presented by the Snug Tones. All proceeds from the event go to supporting the work of the center, particularly maintaining the commitment to provide a safe, green and clean environment for all who visit. Tickets for the gala evening are $100 each, and can be obtained by contacting the center at 781-585-2460 or by visiting the Miramar website at Miramar offers youth retreats, a marriage preparation program for 200 engaged couples each year and retreats lasting from a few hours to 30 days. Scott Record comedy eventPLYMOUTH – Scott Record, singing comedy impressionist, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Elks Lodge, located at 52 Long Pond Road. He performs in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City. This event benefits the Plymouth Housing Authority’s social service programs. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Plymouth Housing Authority, at 130 Court St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. For more information, call 508-746-2105, ext. 300. Car wash fundraiserMANOMET – A car wash to support the Plymouth South Jaguar cheerleaders will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Moose Lodge in Manomet. Summer hymn singsPLYMOUTH – Summer hymn sings, held at South Pond Chapel in July and August, are sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Plymouth. The chapel is located at 211 Long Pond Road. Each Sunday in July and August a different local minister leads the 7 p.m. service. Check the site at for updates. Jane Costa of Manomet will be this season’s accompanist. The schedule is as follows.Aug. 4: Rev. Irving Beveridge (retired)Aug. 11: Rev. David Fredrickson (Christ Episcopal Church, Plymouth)Aug. 18: (to be announced)Aug. 28: Rev. William Fillebrown (Chiltonville Congregational Church) leading “Old Home Day” Hometown Sing Off auditionsPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce will hold auditions Aug. 5 for America’s Hometown Sing Off Competition. The competition will be one of the featured events of the Aug. 24 Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival. Auditions will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the RooBar, located at 36 Cordage Park Circle. Registration is required, by 4 p.m. Aug. 2. No walk-in auditions will be allowed. Ten performers will be selected from the auditions to continue onto the semi-final and final rounds of the competition. For contest rules and to register, visit ‘Tuesdays with Phil’HANOVER – “Tuesdays with Phil,” a free outdoor concert series featuring Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra musicians, will be held in July and August at the South Shore YMCA Laura’s Center for the Arts, located at 97 Mill St. in Hanover. The concerts will be held rain or shine; inside the Center in inclement weather. The lawn will be open at 6 p.m. Take a picnic blanket or chair.Concerts are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as follows: Aug. 6, The Phil Percussion; and Aug. 13, The Phil Woodwind Quintet with guest artist Rose Lombardo. For details, call 508-746-8008 or visit History half hoursPLYMOUTH – The public is invited to attend a summer series of mini-lectures on local history at the 1749 Court House in Town Square. Each “history half hour” features a topic related to Plymouth history. Lectures are held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20, and are free and open to the public; no reservations required.Aug. 6: “Vintage Plymouth Postcards” will be discussed by Zachary Ennis, U.S. history teacher.Aug. 13: Donna Curtin of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society presents “Life on Watson’s Island,” a look at the early 19th-century residents of what is now called Clark’s Island in Plymouth Bay.Aug. 20: Local historian Rita Hutchinson presents “Searching for America Pierce,” a discussion of her research on an African-American man interred on Burial Hill in 1845.The 1749 Court House is the oldest wooden courthouse in America, and today serves as a municipal museum of Plymouth history, featuring exhibits on the full range of Plymouth’s past, from Colonial times to the 20th century. The museum is open for tours every day from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. throughout the summer; admission is free. For more information, call the 1749 Court House Museum at 508-830-4075. Summer concerts at Church of the PilgrimagePLYMOUTH – The Church of the Pilgrimage will present its annual Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m. Tuesdays from July 9 through Aug. 20, at 8 Town Square. Admission to the concerts is free with donations appreciated. Refreshments will be served in the church hall immediately following the performances.Aug 6: Highland Light Pipe BandAug 13: Robert and Eleanor Blake, pipe organ and celloAug 20: David and Lea Tyler, American songs for baritone and pianoThe Summer Concert Series is funded in part by a grant from the Plymouth Cultural Council. For information about the Church of the Pilgrimage, visit, call 508-746-3026, or follow on Facebook. Manomet KnittersMANOMET – Manomet Knitters will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Manomet Branch Library, located at 12 Strand Ave. This group is open and free to all who are interested in knitting or crocheting. Hang out, work on projects or chat in a casual environment. Upcoming dates are Aug. 21, Sept. 11 and 25. For more information, email Frances at ‘Aging Mastery’ on PACTVPLYMOUTH – Duxbury Senior Center was chosen as one of five locations by the National Council on Aging to develop and pilot a program known as the Aging Mastery Program this past spring, with the aim to empower seniors to make and maintain small, impactful changes to their health behaviors so to live a healthier life. Topics include senior fitness, managing medications, fall prevention and planning your will.The workshops ran for nine weeks throughout spring and will air on PACTV at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays on Plymouth government access channels 15 Comcast and 47 Verizon, each week changing to a different workshop.Week of Aug. 5, Orientation; week of Aug. 12: Physical Activity; week of Aug. 19, Healthy Eating; week of Aug. 26, Medication Management; week of Sept. 2, Falls Prevention; week of Sept. 9, Communicating with Your Doctor; week of Sept. 16, Preventative Benefits; week of Sept. 23, Planning for your Future; week of Sept. 30, Evidence-Based Programs. Shakespeare plays and festivalPLYMOUTH – The Plimoth Players will perform “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, and then Fridays and Wednesdays throughout the month, in the black box theatre at Plimoth Plantation. They will perform “As You like It” at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. The two plays run throughout August with a final performance of “As You like It” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Tickets are $17 each; $12 for Museum members. For more information, visit addition, all are welcome to the inaugural Plimoth Players Shakespeare Festival, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10, where you can try performing on stage during open house, catch previews of the summer productions of “Much Ado About Nothing” and “As You like It,” watch sword fighting demonstrations and participate in other family-friendly Shakespeare activities like mask decorating. You’ll even have a chance to win free tickets to the shows at the Insult-like-Shakespeare competition. Activities will occur all day Friday and Saturday and most are free with museum admission. For more information call 508-746-1622. ‘Godspell’ performancesWHITE HORSE BEACH – Priscilla Beach Theatre will present “Godspell” at 8 p.m. Aug. 8-10 and 15-17 and at 4 p.m. Aug. 11 on PBT’s new outdoor stage under the tent. “Godspell,” written and composed by Stephen Schwartz, with book by John-Michael Tebelak, is a joyous performance of song and dance based on the parables from the Gospel of Matthew. The staging of this Broadway favorite marks the historic reintroduction of adult cast productions at PBT.Co-directed by Conni DiLego and Geronimo Sands, artistic director emeritus, the cast includes actors from throughout Boston’s South Shore. cast members include: Brendan Duquette (Jesus) of North Attleboro; Jarryd Blanchard (Judas) of Fairhaven; Neil Nisbet, Caitlin Ricker, Jack Craib and Maggie Irvine, all of Plymouth; Will Flederman and Denise Faul-Sundstrom of Duxbury; Meghan Boutillier of Abington; and Corrine Manning of Norwell.Tickets for “Godspell” are $20 at the door and seating is limited based on parking availability. For more information, visit or call 508-224-4888. Cape Verdean FestivalONSET – The Onset Cape Verdean Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 (rain date Aug. 11). There will be live entertainment all day and vendors with arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry. A large variety of food for sale will include Cape Verdean dishes, barbecue, fried food, seafood, desserts and beverages. The festival takes place in Onset Village at the Lillian Gregerman Band Shell, located at 188 Onset Ave. For further information, contact Tiny Lopes at 508-295-2646. Joe Bethune Memorial bike runMANOMET – The fifth annual Joe Bethune Memorial bike run and scholarship fundraiser will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 10, from the Plymouth Moose Lodge, located at 601 State Road. Admission is $20 per person. The admission fee will go toward the Joe Bethune Scholarship Fund for Plymouth South High School students. Kickstands go up at noon. This is a Massachusetts Moose on Bikes (MMOB) event. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. at the Lodge, and favorite rock bands will play into the night, plus raffles, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and dancing into the evening. Call 508-224-2276 for details or see Brewster Productions concertsPLYMOUTH – Brewster Productions presents Acoustic Summer Nights Free Concert Series on the lawn at the Hedge House, located at 126 Water St.Upcoming Hedge House lawn concerts: Aug. 10, Steve Smith, Eva Walsh, Steph Barrak; Aug. 17, ECG (Erik Caldarone Group), Emily Peal & Anthony Savino, Brooke Joyce; Aug. 31, Jake Hill, Jason Myles Goss, Dietrich Strause. Run for FaithPLYMOUTH – The third annual Run for Faith 4Miler, which is a gold member in the Bayside Runner Racing Series, is set for 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Plimoth Plantation. The entry fee is $25, which will go to scholarships for Plymouth high school students, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Plymouth Public Library and other Plymouth charities and nonprofits. Runners can register at stations are plentiful and the event is professionally timed by Spitler Racing Systems. There is also be a Stroller Division, so runners can run with their young children. Prizes will go to top finishers, male and female, and awards will be given to top finishers for various age groups. Post-race “light refreshments” will include bananas, oranges, bagels, muffins and scones. To amuse younger family members, a jumpy house will be available. A number of vendors will be on hand to sell their wares before and after the race.The Run for Faith is organized by Run for Faith Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization created to commemorate the special life of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi who gave so much of herself to both individuals and the community. Interested sponsors can contact Matthew Romboldi at 508-400-0751. For more information, email You can view the course online at Low number license plate lotteryBOSTON – MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles Division is now accepting applications for the 2013 low number license plate lottery. The annual drawing gives drivers a chance to win a plate from a low number cache that the Registry is able to make available each year. Applicants in this year’s drawing will be vying for 140 of the most coveted Massachusetts license plates, including plate numbers Z7, 740 and 6868. The application is available for download from and customers may also visit any RMV branch to obtain an application.Applications will be accepted by mail only and must be postmarked by Aug. 12, 2013.Only one entry per applicant. Postcard entries will not be accepted. Winners who do not register their vehicle with their winning lottery plate by Dec. 31, 2013, will automatically forfeit their plate. All forfeited plates will be offered to a list of 25 alternate winners who will be chosen at the drawing.The lottery drawing will be broadcast live on NightSide with Dan Rea on WBZ 1030AM between 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Veterinary assistant programPLYMOUTH – Massasoit Community College is offering a 60-hour veterinary assistant certificate program beginning Sept. 10 at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, at 134 Court St. Classes will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Offered for a limited time only at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the program will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant.Classes will be taught by Andrea Gouthro. Students will receive training in office and hospital procedures and pharmacy, lab and surgical procedures. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a veterinary assistant certificate.There will be an information/registration session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Rose Paquette at 508-588-9100, ext. 1307. Marshfield FairMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Fair will take place at the fairgrounds located at 140 Main St. in Marshfield from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 16-25. Features include rides, food, arts and crafts, photography, animals, a farmers’ market, gift shop, contests, educational exhibits and more. Tickets are $10; no charge for children age 6 and under. Visit or call 781-834-6629 for details. Y Mile RunPLYMOUTH – The Y Mile Run, the third annual Plymouth YMCA one-mile run/walk for families and kids, will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Stephens Field in Plymouth and will finish at Nelson Park. The entry fee is $15 for ages 18 and under and $20 for adults. Register online at or call 508-888-2290. All proceeds support healthy YMCA activities in Plymouth. Hometown Fallen Heroes motorcycle runPLYMOUTH – Sunday, Aug. 18, the American Legion Riders Post 40 will hold a motorcycle ride to raise funds for its Hometown Fallen Heroes scholarship. Sign up at 9:30 a.m. at the Park and Ride next to 61 Commerce Way in Plymouth (across from Colony Place). Kickstands go up at 11 a.m. The ride will end at the American Legion Post 40 at 199 Federal Furnace Road. The charge is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger and $10 per walk-in. There will be a barbecue and raffles and music by the Alley Rats. For details, call Toni at 508-272-3641. AARP driver safety courseCARVER – Polish your driving skills this summer with tips from an AARP Driver Safety course. AARP Driver Safety courses are designed to help drivers age 50-plus familiarize themselves with the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. The course will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Carver Council on Aging, 48 Lakeview St., Carver. To register, call 508-866-4376.The classroom course costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The online course costs $15.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members. Although the program is geared toward drivers 50 and older, licensed drivers of all ages are welcome to participate. There are no official tests to pass in order to graduate from the program. Space is limited, so register now. For more information, visit or call 888-AARP-NOW (888-227-7669). Free senior legal planning workshopPLYMOUTH – A free senior legal planning workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, and again at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Attorney Jonathan Graham’s office, located at 115 Court St., Suite 1, in Plymouth. Refreshments will be served.In order to make informed decisions, seniors must be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, Medicaid, trusts and new probate law changes. By attending this free seminar, you will learn a lot about the obstacles so you can better understand your needs and make good decisions to keep you and your family in control and reduce costs.This is a free seminar, but registration is required due to space limitations. Walk-in participants will not be allowed. Call 508-830-1120, ext. 16, and speak with Christine DelloRusso to reserve your spot. Special guest lecture at Pilgrim HallPLYMOUTH – Wednesday, Aug. 21, Pilgrim Hall Museum, located at 75 Court St., will host “A Tale of Two Grains of Sand, What Beaches in Australia and Massachusetts Can Tell Us About the Past,” a lecture by Allan Gontz, UMass Boston associate professor of coastal geography and geophysics. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the lecture beginning at 10 a.m.The United States and Australia share a common Colonial history separated by more than 150 years. Britain used parts of America as a large-scale prison. The American Revolution cut off the ability of the British to send convicted criminals here and the British opened the Australian continent for convict settlements as an alternative. The linkages go even further back, however, deep into geological time. join Professor Gontz as he takes participants on a voyage to a faraway world to look at geological evidence for early British convict settlements, as well as to compare and contrast the coastal systems of Massachusetts and Australia.This program is sponsored by PartyLite and Powder Horn Press. Residents of Plymouth are admitted free to Pilgrim Hall Museum. For non-residents, admission is $8 each, $6 per senior (62-plus) and AAA member, $5 per child age 5-17, $25 per family (two adults with their children age 5-17). For information, call 508-746-1620 or visit Plimoth Plantation ‘Many Hands’ galaPLYMOUTH – Plimoth Plantation will hold a summer gala Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Museum’s Peabody Pavilion. The theme is “Many Hands: Celebrating Crafts of the Past, Artisans of the Future.” The gala will showcase the unique programs and talented artisans of Plimoth Plantation’s Craft Center while raising funds needed to sustain the Center this year.The event will feature many artful touches to make the evening exceptional, including a Many Hands Artisan and Chefs’ reception, a seasonal craft beer tasting tent hosted by Plymouth’s local Mayflower Brewing Company, musical entertainment, a live auction and a Fund a Need for the Craft Center project conducted by Skinner Auctioneers.Tickets for the gala are $250 per person and tables are available for $2,000 each. For further information and to purchase tickets and sponsorships, call Ellis Brewster at 508-503-2657 or email Visit for event details and updates. Cruise ship stopover in PlymouthPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Plymouth will be a port of call for a visit by Blount Small Ship Adventures and its 184-foot Grande Caribe cruising ship. Aug. 23, or Day 10, is the Plymouth stop of this 11-night, 12-day cruise along a wide array of New England ports from New Brunswick to Rhode Island.The Chamber and the Economic Development Foundation facilitated this effort to bring Plymouth into the forefront as a potential cruise stop for ships of this size.The Grande Caribe carries up to 88 passengers. Because of its 6.5-foot draft it can easily enter Plymouth’s Harbor and it will dock at Brewer’s Marine in Plymouth from noon Aug. 23 to 6 a.m. Aug. 24. ‘A Taste of Plymouth’s Past’PLYMOUTH – Experience “A Taste of Plymouth’s Past,” a classic New England supper, 19th century style, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, on the Hedge House lawn at 126 Water St. join food historian Paula Marcoux under the big tent as she recreates the kind of codfish chowder enjoyed by Plymoutheans 150 years ago.Following a Hedge family recipe from the Antiquarian Society archive, what used to be called a “rare chowder” will be compounded out of fresh cod, salt pork (homemade from heirloom pigs raised by Marshfield girls), local onions and potatoes, and common crackers from Bent’s in Milton. For dessert, sample two sorts of whortleberry cake from period Plymouth recipes, made from freshly picked local berries. Along the way, hear about cooking and eating and other summer fun at the shore and ponds of Plymouth in days gone by.Tickets are $35 per person, $30 per Plymouth Antiquarian Society member. Prepaid reservations required; all tickets are nonrefundable. See or call 508-746-0012 or email for more information. Downtown Plymouth Waterfront FestivalPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The festival will include more than 200 crafter booth spaces, a festival carnival, the Ducky Dash, the 7th annual Motor Head’s Cruise-In Car Show, Kids Corner, two stages of live entertainment and more. For more information, visit or call the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce at 508-830-1620. Frogs for Freedom Poker RunPLYMOUTH – The Frogs for Freedom Poker Run will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, from the VFW Post 1822, 22 Seven Hills Road, Plymouth. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. and cookout at 2 p.m. Registration is $20, which includes event T-shirt (while they last) and one poker hand. For cookout only, $20.Plaques will be awarded to the largest group and the best and worst poker hands. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle and a live band. All are welcome, including two-, three- and four-wheelers and hot rods. The ride is approximately 65 miles and will encompass several towns in the southern Plymouth County area. Sponsorships are available.Frogs for Freedom Poker Run benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation, providing SEALs, their families and the entire Navy special warfare community to recover from and cope with combat and training-related situations. For information, email Ron Flockton at King Richard’s FaireCARVER – King Richard’s Faire takes place weekends at 235 Main St., Carver, from Aug. 31 to Oct. 20. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, rides and games on the 80-acre site of King Richard’s Faire. Hundreds of entertainers perform non-stop throughout the day. Visit any of the eight stages and see acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and exotic tigers. For details see or call 508-866-5391. Meetinghouse toursPLYMOUTH – The First Parish Church meetinghouse, at 19 Town Square, Plymouth, is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday from June through October. Standing sentinel over 400 years of rich history in Plymouth, the 1899 First Parish Meetinghouse is the oldest continuous church and the oldest organization of any kind in the United States. It’s the centerpiece of Plymouth’s historic Town Square and overlooks Leyden Street, where the Pilgrims settled. Dedicated as the National Memorial Pilgrim Church, images of the Pilgrims are captured in the Tiffany glass windows. For details, visit or call 508-747-1606. Mayflower House summer hoursPLYMOUTH – The Mayflower Society House Museum, located at 4 Winslow St., is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 6, when it will resume the three-day weekend schedule through Oct. 20. The house will also be open to visitors Nov. 29-30. Donations for Chrissy’s CharityPLYMOUTH – Chrissy’s Charity at St. Mary’s Parish Center requests donations of any type of broken, unwanted, new or old jewelry, Christian medals, rosaries, fancy scarves, unopened cosmetic items, jewelry boxes and yarn. drop off your donation in Plymouth at either of the two Mayflower banks (Court Street and Obery Street) or at Balboni’s Drug Store on Court Street. Another bazaar will be held in October so don’t hesitate to tuck things aside for the white elephant tables. Dates and time and drop-off sites will appear in the Old Colony Memorial in September/October. The faith bracelets provide much comfort to many who have purchased them. They sell for $7 in a gift box with card. Many prayers go with them. If you have any questions, call Jane at 508-746-6095 or Brenda at 781-585-8954. Art exhibit in WarehamWAREHAM – Eighteen local artists are exhibiting their work in The Artists’ Gallery of the Bourne-Wareham Arts Association, located at the Wareham Crossing Shopping Center, 2421 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. Original paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic are available, as are photographs, giclee prints, cards, and other works of art. Participants include Betty Beaulieu, Judy Rose Briggs, Bill Fitzgerald, Constantine Gregory, Helen Johnson, Karen Kolbinski, Paula LaRue, Susan Melanson, Sharman Moses, Carole Raymond, Ruth Rego, Nancy Sawyer, Alice Shire, Lynnette Torres, Margaret von Euw, Tony Visco, Patty White and Chaz Wood. The Gallery, located in the middle of the shopping center between LL Bean and Bath & Body Works, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays for most of the summer. Free Fit CampWHITE HORSE BEACH – Nutrition and fitness enthusiast Jacqueline Sawtelle and her “24 Fit” team is hosting a free Fit Camp every Thursday night this summer on White Horse Beach in Plymouth. The classes are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. Children are welcome to attend. Sawtelle, a Kingston resident who works as a health coach, and fellow team member Zac Tartol, of Hingham, will lead Fit Camp participants through a hearty exercise routine.The sessions begin with a light jog on the beach, followed by some core work, high-intensity interval training, strength training, an obstacle course, and to round things out, a fun game of dodge ball. Following the workouts, the 24 Fit team will share nutrition and exercise tips with the group, and participants are invited to sample some of the nutritional recovery shakes the group sells. The Fit Camp group meets in the White Horse Beach parking lot and signs will be posted to direct any late arrivals. The Thursday night workouts will be held rain or shine.For more information about the Fit Camp gatherings, contact Sawtelle at 781-361-3911 or via email at Plymouth Girls Basketball LeaguePLYMOUTH – Registration for the Plymouth Girls Basketball League’s 2013-2014 season is now open. The PGBL is Plymouth’s only all-girl basketball league with four divisions from grades 2 to 8. The instructional division is open to all first and second-grade girls with the focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game and basic basketball skills. Girls in the house divisions (grades 4 to 8) have one practice and one game each week. League play begins in December and registration includes a game shirt for each player. Registration forms are available on the PGBL website at PGBL also sponsors four travel teams that play in the South Shore Girls Basketball League. Tryouts will be announced in September and are open to all interested girls in grades 5-8. Girls are not required to play in the house divisions.The Plymouth Girls Basketball League Summer Skills Clinics schedule has been finalized. They start with sessions for grades 2 to 4 that will be held Tuesday nights starting July 9 through Aug. 13 and grades 5 to 8 clinics will be held Thursday nights starting July 11 through Aug. 15. All of the clinics will be held at PCIS from 6:30 to 8 and the cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six weeks. Call Diana Hamblin at 508-747-1358 with any questions. Summer video workshopsPLYMOUTH – PACTV will offer two summer video workshops for students entering seventh, eighth or ninth grade in September. “Make a Documentary” teaches students how to conduct interviews, film, edit and produce a quality documentary. This workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the weeks of July 8 and 15. “Make a Movie” will explore the entire filmmaking process, including storyboarding, scripting, acting, filming and editing. This workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the weeks of July 28 and Aug. 5.The cost for each workshop is $325. Registration began April 8 at PACTV, 4 Collins Ave., Plymouth. Priority will be given to students from Pembroke and the Silver Lake Regional District (Kingston, Halifax and Plympton). After May 1, registration was to be open to other towns if the workshop was not already filled. Registration materials are available at or at the PACTV office at 4 Collins Ave. For questions about Video Explorers at PACTV, call Donna Rodriguez at 508-830-6999 or email America’s Hometown ShuttlePLYMOUTH – Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company’s summer trolley service has resumed for the summer. The Plymouth trolley tours, known as America’s Hometown Shuttle, provide narrated tours through historic Plymouth, offering tourists and local residents alike a guide to American history, local shopping spots, natural scenery and local dining. The tours run seven days per week through the last Sunday in August.The narrated tour includes a discussion of Plymouth history, including the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower; as well as stops at Plimoth Plantation, the National Monument for the Forefathers, Plymouth Beach and Plymouth’s waterfront and information about local museums, shops and restaurants.The company has several trolleys in its fleet ready to be put into service as needs dictate. Additionally, the America’s Hometown Shuttle is available for charter for group outings, weddings, reunions and corporate events. Tickets can be purchased from the trolley driver at any route stop, or at the ticket kiosk in the Pilgrim Memorial State Park, next to Plymouth Rock. For additional information, call 508-746-0378 or visit First Time Homebuyer workshopPLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, sponsored by Citizens Bank, will hold a First Time Homebuyer Seminar Sept. 5, 10 and 11, at Plymouth Town Hall, located at 11 Lincoln St. Participants will receive the confidence and tools to pursue their goal of homeownership. By attending this workshop you will qualify and become certified for MassHousing First Time Homebuyer Loan Program including lower rates and down payment. This certification opens the doors for income eligible participants to apply for mortgage programs that have lower interest rates and other lender enhancements.The workshop consists of three evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 5, 10 and 11. A mortgage banker, real estate broker, home inspector and lawyer will assist in presenting materials that will provide participants with up to date information on the homebuying process. Space is limited. The class fee is $45 per household. All participants may choose to be prequalified by the sponsor, Citizens Bank. To preregister or if you have questions, call 508-747-1620, ext. 147, or visit the site NAMI Family to Family supportPLYMOUTH – NAMI works to improve the lives of all individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses through programs of support, education and advocacy. One of the NAMI signature programs is Family to Family, an evidenced-based practice registered with the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Family to Family is a free, 12-week education course for family caregivers of people with mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder and/or borderline personality disorder.NAMI Plymouth Area will provide Family to Family classes at three locations beginning in September 2013. All of the following classes will be offered from 7 to 9:30 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 11: United Church of Christ, Norwell. 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It builds toward a shimmering, sophisticated finish.Chanel's "The Jacket" film Chanel’s classic jacket –  French fashion house Chanel flaunted the timeless quality of its iconic jacket in a film that outlines the item’s history from 1954 to present day.The film premiered March 13 as the fourth chapter on Inside Chanel, the microsite where the label showcases the people and events that shaped the brand.The video shows how the brand has stuck to the original design by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel with variations of the jacket spanning collections since 1954. It starts by sharing how Ms. Chanel was influenced by flamboyant yet restrictive women’s fashion in the ’50s to create a jacket with masculine notes that active professional women could wear.Chanel also explores how tweed became the signature material for the jacket in the film.Much of the video is archived footage, but toward the end it shows how the jacket was reimagined by Karl Lagerfeld after his appointment in 1983.The Jacket – Inside Chanel Ferragamo spring/summer 2013 Ferragamo’s Philanthropic Foundation -  Footwear and accessories label Salvatore Ferragamo looked to protect its brand legacy, raise public awareness of its values and fuel future talent through the formation of a foundation called Fondazione Ferragamo.The branded foundation was established to shed light on Ferragamo’s standards such as craftsmanship and Italian-made fashion.The founding mission is “to promote and showcase handcraftsmanship and made in Italy products, with a focus on fashion, design and creative and cultural processes in general, in line with the aesthetics and signature style of Salvatore Ferragamo,” per the label.Wanda Miletti Ferragamo, label president and wife of the late founder Salvatore Ferragamo, will serve as the Florence-based foundation’s chairwoman.One key purpose of Fondazione Ferragamo is to raise public awareness of the founder and his works. The foundation looks for ways to show the designer’s role in footwear and international fashion.The second role of the foundation centers on assisting students in their education of design and fashion.Education initiatives focus on passing down Mr. Ferragamo’s values such as craftsmanship, experimentation, technological innovation, creativity and cultural awareness.Fondazione Ferragamo partners with organizations of similar standing to create training courses, laboratories, cultural campaigns and publications.The foundation also gives awards and scholarships to students so that they can create projects and further explore the industry.Gucci 1953 horsebit loafer collection campaign Gucci’s 1953 collection -  Italian fashion house Gucci celebrated the 60th anniversary of its signature horsebit loafers through a cross-channel campaign that included store window displays, print ads, a Facebook application and a social video.The digital promotions came together on the Facebook app where consumers could read about the collection, view the social video, take the “What Loafer Are You?” quiz and browse a blogger style gallery.The social video, which Gucci shared on all of its digital properties, shows the legs of dancers who are wearing shoes from the 1953 horsebit loafer collection. They dance in imperfect harmony to a rock-and-roll song.Gucci also sent an email campaign that described the collection and encouraged recipients to view the video and follow the Twitter hashtag.PPR changes name to Kering Kering’s rebranding campaign –  The conglomerate formerly known as PPR solidified its focus on luxury and sports brands by changing its name at the end of the first quarter.The Paris-based group chose a name change to signify the transition it has made in the past seven years.PPR changed its name to Kering June 18 following approval at the annual general meeting. The conglomerate announced its new name March 22 via a press release.With its new name, Kering is looking to solidify an internal transition that it began in 2005 from a focus on European distribution to apparel and accessories in the luxury and sport sectors.The name is meant to have meaning in the way it is pronounced in English as “caring.” The group is looking to show that it cares for its brands, employees, stakeholders and the environment.Also, “ker” means “home” in Brenton, which is the language spoken in CEO François-Henri Pinault’s homeland of the Brittany region of France, whereas “ing” stands for moving forward.Kering is adopting a new logo of an owl that suggests wisdom and nurturing.The tagline “Empowering Imagination” also goes along with the name change and be the theme of a worldwide campaign.Mercedes-Benz CLA class vehicle Mercedes’ Super Bowl commercial  – Mercedes-Benz USA took a risk launching its Super Bowl XLVII commercial for its CLA vehicle.The first CLA branded video featured model Kate Upton and was considered controversial before it went viral. The video featured Ms. Upton flaunting her assets around a number of football players who are washing a CLA class vehicle.The video was not Mercedes-Benz actual Super Bowl commercial, but it was designed to launch the conversation around the CLA vehicle.The full CLA Super Bowl campaign had four main elements, which were the celebrities, the risky video, the teaser videos and then the final Super Bowl commercial.Signing celebrities such as Ms. Upton and singer-songwriter Usher Raymond IV helped generate buzz around the campaign and target younger consumers.Later, Mercedes released 15- and 30-second teaser video ads on YouTube.The last component was the actual Super Bowl ad featuring a short cameo from Usher. The video was also promoted on the automaker’s social media pages.Saks' LOOK campaign Saks’ LOOK initiative  – Retail chain Saks Fifth Avenue is rebranding itself as a place of fashion inspiration and not just a place to shop with a new forward-looking multichannel campaign.Saks’ “LOOK” initiative is being incorporated into all aspects of the store such as the catalog, Web site, shopping bags, in-store events and visual displays.The department store chain’s fall preview catalog contained a section titled “Making of a Look,” which took 11 designers’ tips on how to style a complete outfit with individual items.The Making of a Look is also being promoted on Saks’ homepage. A click through brings consumers to the Making of a Look section that puts together several outfit ideas all from individual pieces. 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