San Francisco Fashion Community Week virtually celebrates diverse global couture

This year, San Francisco’s Fashion Community Week moved from the runway to the screen, presented as the New Era Virtual Fashion Week from Sept. 24-27. The week featured two days of runway shows where both local and international emergent designers could showcase their diverse collections for the season. 

Friday’s “California Dreaming” runway intended to capture the essence of the West Coast, the best of the designers embracing sunshine, bright prints and the laid-back nature the state is famous for.

Designers Lourdes and June from Philippine brand Julour offered a minimalistic, muted take on the runway theme, with no shortage of ’60s-inspired outfits and white-centered color palettes. Julour successfully captured the softer, bohemian vibe of California, including puffed sleeves and simple silhouettes. A more eccentric look — in comparison to the rest of the collection — was also included, featuring a sequined, dark blue shawl paired with a doily-patterned navy dress

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A look at the Community Arts Gift Shop inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. | Twin City Talk

the creative economy alive,” she says. “Shopping for creations by our community’s artisans is a splendid medium for doing so.”

Shoppers can browse online at or shop in-person. Curbside pick-up is also available.

The gift shop, located in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, was created by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County last year. At any given time, the shop may feature as many as 35 artisans specializing in mediums that include textiles, stained glass, mixed media, and sculpture. Artists don’t have to show in the Milton Rhodes Center’s Arboreal Gallery in order to sell in the gift shop, although there may occasionally be an overlap.

The shop is special and unique in the diversity of the artists and the products featured, Stokes says.

“We provide an array of artisan goods from artists of various backgrounds in different stages of their career,” she says. “More

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Spacious, contemporary style condo with high-end finishes for sale in private gated community

KENT COUNTY, MI – Nestled in a quiet area of Ada Township, is a sleek, contemporary style condo that features high-end finishes and spacious, flexible floor plans with light-filled living areas.

The stand-alone condo, located at 5659 Sanctuary Dr. NE, in one of West Michigan’s premier gated communities, The Sanctuary, is MLive’s House of the Week. A home is showcased every Wednesday.

This modern home with three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms is for sale for $715,000. But the house itself is only part of what makes a home. Good neighborhoods have amenities, appearance and accessibility.

“The neighborhood is in a 75-acre community that focuses on preserving nature,” said Realtor Leslie Ruppel with J.H. Realty Partners. “There are groomed walking paths, a small pond and gazebo for the neighborhood to enjoy and a babbling stream that is very relaxing to listen to.”

The neighborhood connects to the Ada walking

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DFO Community Corrections explores new probation model

The three-county probation system has been asked by the National Institute of Corrections, which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, to determine the feasibility of adopting a probation model called dosage probation.

“The theory of dosage, it’s not time-based, it’s programming-based,” said James Johnson, community services supervisor for DFO Community Corrections. “You complete the prescribed amount of programming, and once you meet a specific amount of hours, then you are eligible for discharge of probation. It’s really the amount of programs, homework, interventions that you participate in.”

Traditional probation, or how people traditionally think of probation, is time-based. Somebody may be convicted of a certain offense and when they go to be sentenced, they are sentenced to a set amount of time of probation, Johnson said.

During the next year, DFO Community Corrections, as well as stakeholders throughout the criminal justice system, will meet

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School of Law gift will strengthen Creighton’s ties to Jewish community | Sponsored Features

In 2021, law students will attend local high school visits coordinated by the Institute for Holocaust Education during its “Week of Understanding” — a program in which Holocaust survivors share their experiences. With fewer and fewer survivors remaining, Creighton will strive to keep their stories alive.

“Through this innovative partnership, Creighton is equipping our most precious asset, our students, to address this particular form of racism in a profoundly meaningful way — one which builds on a historically strong relationship with our Jewish community,” says Michael Kelly, JD, Creighton professor and State Sen. Allen A. Sekt, JD’36, Endowed Chair in Law.

Kelly, who accompanies students on the annual trips, says the program continues the law school’s long relationship with the Jewish community. He notes that the namesake of his own endowed title was Jewish, as were Milton Abrahams, BA’26, JD’27, HON’86, and Philip Klutznick, JD’30, HON’56, who endowed the legal

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