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Stella’s Closet an online family publication
The REM Memorial Fund is
Volume 4, Issue 1 State of the Union
now on Twitter & Facebook!
We’re tweeting & posting on Hello Family & Friends! Present. We are happy Florida’s seriously ill
everything from recipes & Here’s our first update of to also report a few children are deserving of
parenting tips to family 2010! changes to our memo- our efforts for another
organizations & kids crafts.
Past. We are happy to rial fund for 2010! We year! We normally an-
Join us & let’s stay con-
report 2009 was another have had the opportu- nounce our charity select
nected! Together we can
great year! Since we last nity for our website to during the summer. We
make a difference.
updated, we were able be hosted for free! This hope this earlier announce-
Follow us on to donate $1,000 to will allow us to reduce ment allows us to do a little
Camp Boggy Creek at our operating costs & more. Camp Boggy Creek
@REMMemorialFund the end of the year. help more families! has a campers needs list.
http://twitter.com/REMMemorialFund Robert’s only living son, Thank you to We are looking to collect
Tony & his wife, Trisha www.trulyorganicbeauty.com camper items along with
And enjoy some daily tweets for your help in making
went to the Orlando area our monetary assistance.
camp to give our this possible! In order They need things like swim
contribution in person. for this to occur we had goggles, arts & crafts
Dinosaur Train: Hands On They received a warm to revamp our site, so supplies, life jackets &
Activities . Hungry Herbivores | be sure to check out our
welcome & were given inspect repellent. There is a
PBS Parents: http://to.pbs.org/dkSYpg NEW layout & join our
Mar 3 343pm via web an inspiring tour of the camper list on their website
facilities! Thank you to NEW mailing list today! with more items you can
Search for recalls in your area. 6 diff. everyone that helped donate!
agencies have joined together to make this donation pos- http://www.boggycreek.org
make it easier. http://www.recalls.gov/ sible. We are so blessed!
#recalls 3:30pm Mar 3rd via web We’d also like to give a Feel free to contact us for a
special thank you to our drop off or pick up. We will
Mmmmmm! RT @375ToGo Healthy Future. As we look
fantasy football partici- be collecting items through
Cooking: Avocado Chicken Salad Rec-
pants! What a great ahead we are excited to the end of the year. Again,
ipe http://bit.ly/cd7mU0 12:28pm
season with some really announce our 2010 we thank you for your con-
Feb. 28th via Tweetery
close records! Congrats charity early this year! tinued support & we will
to the Port Orange We were so touched update again in June! Until
facebook with our experiences
Pelicans for taking home then please follow us
Become a fan on Facebook the title for a with Camp Boggy online!
& you could win!!! consecutive year. Creek, that we feel that
Check out our contest on P ut your com puter o n a die t. ..
page two for details! Fix it & Forget it
Shout out to Slow Cooking Hotties on Mixing Bowl.com Here’s a members yummy dinner recipe!
Chicken Parm Directions:
By MonicaImig 1. Beat egg, salt & pepper together.
Did you know?!? Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook time: 6-8 hours 2. Dip chicken & coat with bread crumbs
Our Memorial Fund has given 3. Sautee in buttered skillet then arrange in
$14,906 1 egg slow cooker
4. Pour on sauce
1 tsp salt
in monetary assistance since 2002! 5. Cover, cook on low 6-8 hours
1/4 tsp pepper
Help us reach our $15,000 mark!
6. Layer mozzarella & sprinkle on parmesan
6 boneless chicken breast halves
Send in your donation today! 1 cup Italian bread crumbs & cook an additional 15 minutes.
Check payable to: Interested in time saving crock pot recipes?
REM Memorial Fund
2-4 tbsp butter
1650 Arash Circle 14 oz jar pizza sauce (I use marinara) Join Slow Cooking Hotties Online Cooking
Port Orange, FL 32128 6 slices mozzarella cheese Group! Just send firstname.lastname@example.org
100% of your donation goes to our Grated parmesan an email to received your invitation today!
charity select, Camp Boggy Creek!
Our first GIVEAWAY of 2010!
In the Chinese zodiac & calendar 2010 is the year of the Tiger.
Blooming Spring Cucumbers For the Memorial Fund it will be the year of the Book. :) We are kicking off
@bmbusby a year long campaign for supporting family literacy. Our e-newsletter,
posts & giveaways will support reading in families.
Spring is around the Help support our efforts by winning a new book for your family library!!!
corner. If you’ve been
thinking about starting a Win! Win! Win!
FL garden you still have First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
time! Vegetable gardening Reading level 4-8 years. A picture book with die cuts
provides fresh air, exercise explores the stages of development in the natural
& economic savings to world! Winner of the Caldecott Honor & the Theodor
name just a few of its Seuss Geisel Honor. Seeger is an Emmy-winning
benefits. Garden boxes & artist & you’ll love her book no matter your age!
container gardens have
been the growing trend. All you have to do is sign up on our NEW website,
For convenience you www.robertemiller.org, to receive our email updates!
should locate the garden Yep, its that easy!
near the house & a water
source. Organic matter Would you like extra chances to win this great book?!?
should be added to the soil,
as it’s the key to nutritious • Become a fan on our Facebook page & you’ll get an extra entry.
soil. Check out this UF http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Robert-E-Miller-Memorial-Fund/341682602555?ref=nf
IFAS extension publication • Leave us a FB comment & tell us your family’s favorite book to read &
for some great gardening you’ll get another entry.
details: • Follow us on Twitter @REMMemorialFund & Tweet about this giveaway,
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021 include @REMMemorialFund in your tweet...for not one but two more
Table 4. Suggested Varie- extra entries!
ties for FL Gardeners is a Contests ends on 04-30-10 at midnight. Winner will be randomly selected & announced on 05-1-10!
A little bit of research goes Remember to spend at least 30 minutes a day reading to your children.
a long way but the best Keep reading materials visible & available. Remember to make it fun & to
way to learn about garden- involved everyone in the family!!!
ing is to get dirty & give it The NCFL has some great free literacy resources. Check out for more ideas:
a try! Try a simple crop & http://www.famlit.org/
see how much time it actu-
ally takes up (or doesn’t).
Cucumbers & Tomatoes Fun Earth Day Activities
are a fun spring crop, April 22nd, 2010 is Earth Day this year! Make sure this important holiday isn’t overlooked.
especially for kids. They Try some of these green ideas for your family celebration:
produce flowers & offer a
shorter growing period. 1. Plant a Tree! Or a seed or a garden!
You can tweet your If you aren’t interested in getting dirty you can still plant a tree! Check out this great program:
Plant-It 2020 is a nonprofit tree-planting foundation. For every dollar contributed to this foundation
gardening questions to
a tree will be planted, and the contributor selects where the tree(s) will be planted from an interna-
tional site list! http://www.plantit2000.com/
Gardening is the art that uses
flowers & plants as paint & 2. Organize a project to clean up or beautify your neighborhood’s common
the soil & sky as canvas. areas! Contact a local adopt a spot or adopt a street program.
3. Try Natural Crafting. There are lots of crafts that use natural materials…
sand, pine cones, salt, rocks, seashells, etc. Here’s a good article from
Please email us your questions
Family Fun on Crafting Projects Using Natural & Recycled Objects.