Hope for the Holiday Season

| December 23, 2010
Jordan Pohn of SurePoint Lending.

Jordan Pohn of SurePoint Lending.

Hope has a name: SurePoint Lending.

For several weeks now, I’ve written about The Healing Place’s mission to raise a total of $1.2 million to pay off the new Women and Children’s Center by the end of December in order to earn an $800,000 grant.

It’s been beautiful watching people pitch in to aid the organization, which has touched so many lives in our community by offering freedom from homelessness, alcoholism and addiction.

It’s also been heart-warming to see how some have really taken the community challenge to heart – like brothers Jordan Pohn and Saul Pohn, owners of SurePoint Lending (aka First Residential Mortgage).

The company is in the midst of a fundraising contest among 14 teams of employees. The crew that raises the most for the charity wins an exclusive lunch.

SurePoint will also donate $10 to The Healing Place for every appraisal ordered on a designated day,  in the next week, which is good for the company and great for the nonprofit.

“It is a great pleasure to support such a worthy cause in the community that has enabled us to have such great success,” Jordan Pohn said.

If you want to help give hope this holiday season, just go to www.hopehasaname.org.

Louisville love: 502 bling - and other things - by local jewelry designer Nikki Cummings.

Louisville love: 502 bling - and other things - by local jewelry designer Nikki Cummings.

Louisville Love

I’m such a sucker for apparel and jewelry that touts River City pride. I’m not a native, but I sure dress like one.

I’m still mourning the demise of my limited-edition 502 ball cap. (Dear WHY Louisville store: Bring back the cap back, please. Please?)

I own so many River City-themed T-shirts and household items from Regalo that they have their own Louisville drawer.

And I rock a pair of Miss Me skinny jeans with a fleur-de-lis on each pocket, which I bought at Apricot Lane in Westport Village, so often my colleagues think I only own one pair of jeans.

So of course I’m enamored with Nikki Cummings simple but eye-catching 502 necklaces. Other area codes are available too, plus she has a beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry. Find Nikki’s designs at www.bejeweledbynikki.etsy.com or e-mail her at bejeweledaccessories@gmail.com.

Great Gift

I’m not a mega fan of giving a gift certificate as a holiday present because I always worry that the recipient would have preferred a certificate from a different store. That’s why I dig what Greg Bayers has come up with at www.GiftCertificatesAmerica.com.

The Louisville resident’s online company sells gift certificates that can be used at more than 100 local businesses, including Ken Combs Running Store, Java Brewing Company, Osaka Japanese Restaurant,  and the Speed Art Museum.

Check it out on the website mentioned above.

One New Year's Eve option: Party with the penguins at 21c

One New Year's Eve option: Party with the penguins at 21c

 

C’mon, 2011

The Voice-Tribune Staff Writer Lauren DePaso details several options for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in this week’s cover story. We’ll be out and about all over the city, as usual, covering the hotspots, including the festivities at 21c.

I still haven’t settled on where I’ll ring in 2011, but I sure am looking forward to once again meeting pals for the pajama party at Lynn’s Paradise Cafe on Jan. 1.

Contact Angie at (502) 551-2698, angie@voice-tribune.com, www.facebook.com/angiefenton1 or www.twitter.com/angiefenton.

Louisville love: 502 bling - and other things - by local jewelry designer Nikki Cummings.Louisville love: 502 bling - and other things - by local jewelry designer Nikki Cummings.Louisville love: 502 bling - and other things - by local jewelry designer Nikki Cummings.

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Angie Fenton
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.

Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.

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