Author Archive: Shari Baughman
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In addition to her duties as a society columnist and photographer, Shari Baughman handles business and community relations for The Voice-Tribune.
The third annual Flyover Film Festival flew into town recently, bringing with it many new, provocative and exciting films, shorts, music videos and programs. While this may not be Park City, Utah (Sundance), Telluride, Colo., and especially not Cannes, France, the Derby City has been gaining huge momentum in the eyes of the international world of independent film.
“Stem cells may stave off transplant rejection”, “U of L researcher may hold key for a cure for sickle cell disease”, “Stem cells hold promise in treating retinal degeneration”, these are some of the headlines generated by research funded and supported primarily through the National Stem Cell Foundation, which was established in 2005 to provide major support to a partnership between University of Louisville’s Institute for Cellular Therapeutics and Duke and Northwestern universities.
A few weeks ago during a Leadership Louisville seminar, I attended a breakout session given by Scott Martin, director of 21st Century Parks. Martin, who was recruited by 21st Century Parks in 2010, has 14 years of public parks experience, most recently as operations director of the parks and recreational waterway system of Franklin County, Va.
Last Saturday morning, more than a thousand people gathered at Slugger Field for “The Walk of the Dimes,” a 2.5 mile walk across the Clark Memorial Bridge and back. While an enjoyable stroll across the river, the walk raised money and awareness for March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.