Last week I was brought to tears when attending the Carolina Philharmonic's "Encore! Kids" created by David Michael Wolff. It was a concert presented to all the K-2nd Graders in Moore County, It was an auditorium that was filled with kids that were having a blast singing as one with songs taught in their music classes (backed by the Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra); trivia questions on large screens that brought the kids to a roar when the answers popped up; and the silence and attention that was given by all when the story and symphony piece "Peter and the Wolf" was provided to them. It ended with a parade of musicians around the auditorium with the excitement of Mexican Hat Dance music coming from everywhere. And sent home with a student workbook for each one. All I can say is that these children experienced an afternoon that was filled with the joy of music that many people rarely experience in their lifetime, and Maestro Wolff provided it to our Moore County children. Bravo to everyone who organized this program and to the Carolina Philharmonic for providing this blessing to all those children.
ThePinesTimes.com wins first prize in “Shark Tank” Entrepreneur Summit 2014 Competition!
We’re so excited! The Pines Times won the “Shark Tank” Community Entrepreneur competition which was hosted by Moore Forward and Sandhills Community College. The competition has been created to showcase emerging entrepreneurs in Moore County. Each team had 4 minutes to make their pitch to a panel of judges, to think on their feet, answer the judge’s queries and vie for their chance for first and second place cash prizes. It featured fabulous Moore County High School students with exciting and creative entrepreneurial ideas during the morning session. Then after lunch, and an inspiring talk by Larry Caddell, I competed against 5 other product ideas by community members and came out on top! The Pines Times was chosen as The “Shark Tank” Community Winner.
I’m so thankful that my idea for a website that provides a Single Source for Events, Entertainment and Happenings in “The Pines” has been honored with this award. I’ve got some great upcoming ideas for the near future – so please be sure to stay tuned!