Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wednesday July 30 -National Cheesecake Day

The Cheesecake Factory's 30th Anniversary! Looking to get out next week??? Here's an 'insider' tip for a sweet mid-week treat...

Celebrating “30 Delicious Years,” The Cheesecake Factory is serving up several sweet initiatives throughout 2008. To kick-off the anniversary celebration and in commemoration of National Cheesecake Day on July 30th, 2008, The Cheesecake Factory restaurants will offer every delicious slice of its more than 30 varieties of cheesecake with a dollop of nostalgia by featuring all cheesecakes at $1.50 per slice, limit one per guest, dine in only, on that day — as they were when the restaurant first opened in 1978. In addition, a special, limited edition cheesecake, the 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, will be introduced on July 30th with $0.25 from the sale of each slice sold this year benefiting the national hunger-relief organization, America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Additional activities will be announced throughout the year.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Some noteworthy Ship Alum events you may be interested in:

Ship @ the Shore, Ocean City, MD
Monday, July 28, 2008
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fager’s Island Restaurant and Bar, 201 60th St. on the Bay, Ocean City, MD
Take a break from the beach and join fellow alumni for a casual afternoon. Buffet style appetizers provided with a cash bar available. $15 per person.

Reading Phillies Baseball Game & Picnic – Fireworks Night!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Picnic buffet: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Game time: 6:35 p.m.
Location: First energy Stadium, Rt. 61 South, Reading
Your Alumni Host: Keirstan Edris ‘97
Cost: $22.00; Ages 4 and under is free.
Join us in Reading for baseball, food and fun. Two and a half hour picnic buffet in the Coors Light Deck Picnic area includes bbq chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, pasta and potato salad, cookies, lemonade, iced tea and soda. Enjoy the evening - we'll watch the game from the left field picnic area and stay for the fireworks after the game. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Prior to the gates opening, the Phillies will be hosting Happy Hour in the right field food court at 4:30 p.m.

A Dickens of a Christmas

Saturday, November 29, 2008
Theatre in the mansion: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mt. Hope Estate, Rte. 72 @ Turnpike exit 266
Your Alumni Host: Stephanie (Jacobs) Ponnett ‘93
Your host, Stephanie Jacobs Ponnett ’93 invites you to join fellow alumni & friends in the holiday spirit. With the help of characters from Charles Dickens timeless novels, we’ll partake in a fun and entertaining celebration. Arrive early at the Wine Shop in order to sample Mt. Hope’s variety of wines including their piping hot Holiday Wine. Inside the mansion you’ll find a full-service bar where you may purchase glasses of wine to enjoy during the shows. $18.00/adult; $8.00/child.To make reservations, please RSVP by Nov. 3 to alumni@ship.edu or phone (717) 477-1218. Payment for the event may be made by credit card over the phone, or send your check payable to SUAA/SU Foundation to: University Relations, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299.

To correspond with us, e-mail alumni@ship.edu phone (717) 477-1218.
You may update your address or e-mail on-line at http://www.ship.edu/alumni/update.html.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Kathy (Bryan) Azar's daugter has become very sick... the following has been taken from Kathy's running blog to keep all informed on Peyton... For more updates, you may visit Azar Family Blog...

Peyton has Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS for short. That means that parts of her kidneys are scarring, for whatever reason. It’s a much worse disease than mild change nephrotic syndrome.

She is being treated with Cytoxan - the chemo drug. It has a 20 percent chance of working. If it fails there is another, more toxic drug that we can try. If that fails, we’re looking at kidney failure, dialysis, and transplant down the road. FSGS is the leading cause of acquired kidney failure, meaning that you weren’t born with it, but acquired it. Cause is unknown considering there’s no family history and she’s not a heroin addict.

This week, please pray specifically for her urine protein levels to fall to two (bet you never imagined that you’d be praying about someone’s urine), that the Cytoxan is working, and that her kidneys heal. (The scarring that has occurred so far, we’ve been told, is permanent - but hey - prayer can lead to miracles!)

Please keep Kathy & Doug, Peyton and Keagan (their son) in your thoughts and prayers.