The Sweeney "Family" Band, a musical comedy act that blends country, folk and gospel music with knee-slapping humor, will perform June 3 at the CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the show starting at 2 p.m.Join Slim Sweeney and his "identical twin cuzzins" Skeeter and Jayburd in a show that includes audience participation and lots of surprises. The band has been likened to a mix of Hee Haw, the Grand Ole Opry and the Andy Griffith Show, and has performed with the Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys and Marshall Tucker Band.The show is part of the Jimmy Ferraro’s Dessert Theatre, a series of monthly shows to benefit CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services), a nonprofit organization that provides events and services for seniors, caregivers and families in Pasco County, as well as Angels of Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that provides academic and performing arts scholarships in the community.Desserts and light snacks … [Read more...] about Country comedy band performs at Dessert Theatre benefit
James Hohmann, The Washington Post Published 7:02 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago The Daily 202: Trump's go-it-alone approach to foreign policy angers allies, benefits adversaries 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Donald Trump once again showed friend and foe alike on Thursday that the United States is no longer a reliable negotiating partner. Trump's decision to abruptly cancel next month's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may very well … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump’s go-it-alone approach to foreign policy angers allies, benefits adversaries
Annie Zaleski for University Lake School Published 9:26 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 Extracurricular activities are the backbone of an academic experience, and offer plenty of life-long benefits. However, trying out for clubs or teams can often be a fraught process, as the potential for rejection or exclusion always looms. Where sports are concerned, University Lake School takes a different tactic. The athletic program has a no-cut policy, which means any student who wants to play a sport automatically makes the team. "There are no tryouts," said ULS Athletic Director Danny Ehnert. "Everybody (interested in playing) is there on the first day of practice. Everybody is welcome." The no-cut policy encourages exploration and bravery. This open-door policy helps ensure a small school such as ULS is able to play full teams, especially at the high school level. But this inclusive approach also encourages more participation. Ehnert estimated that 95% of ULS students play one sport – and, … [Read more...] about The enduring benefits of a no-cut athletic policy
It’s a culinary school and a fitness complex. On some days, it’s a farmers market. “This is the culmination of everything you’ve been waiting for,” pitches Cerner Corp.’s website dedicated to the upcoming crop of college graduates. In its nonstop hunt for young talent, what the Kansas City medical-data giant does not pitch very hard is that it’s a corporation. Employers everywhere know that millions of millennials favor independence and choice. On laptops they can launch startups from a couch. Famous for protesting the ways of Wall Street, many are drawn to Uber, eBay, freelancing and other parts of a burgeoning gig economy that lets them earn a living without answering to The Man. But their skills are needed. So companies seeking young professionals are crafting benefits to help employees be purposeful, proud and personal. Not minions. Human resource managers say benefit options should integrate job life, home life and social life to address … [Read more...] about Companies woo the youngest millennials with tantalizing employee benefits
Am I right that a divorced person who was born on or before Jan. 1, 1954, can still claim Social Security on her ex-spouse’s record and later switch to collecting a benefit on her own record? I’ve planned for a long time to collect Social Security based on my ex’s record when I’m 66, continue working while my own benefit keeps growing and then switch to it at age 70. Can I do this? Yes. This strategy, called “filing a restricted Social Security application,” is no longer available to anyone born after Jan. 1, 1954, but it’s still an option for many older people. In general, a person filing for Social Security is automatically applying for all the benefits he or she is eligible to receive. If you qualify for both a benefit based on your spouse’s or former spouse’s record and a benefit based on your own record, you get the larger of the two. The restricted application is an exception to that rule. It lets you restrict your … [Read more...] about Who can still claim spousal Social Security benefits?