Beyond the Earbuds | July 2017

JULY 2017

Whew! Summer’s just flying by! I skipped the month of June, because summer will do that. Anyway, check out this deluxe edish of hand picked jams you can blast over your A/C in your car with the windows up! Thanks to Tony Raper, Trey Meyer, Gwen Schott, John Jaskiewicz, and Norman Roberts for contributing!

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Preservation Meets Hospitality

While I was in Baltimore this past holiday weekend, I got a chance to walk through Kevin Plank’s, newly opened, boutique hotel, The Sagamore Pendry. Plank is the CEO of Under Armour, which is also headquartered in Baltimore. The headquarters sits right across the Harbour looking straight at what was once a deteriorating pier, now Plank has turned it into a new luxury hotel. Read more of this post

#FRCHCelebrates

In celebration of over ten years of “Best Place to Work” recognition, everyone’s hard work and closing in on our 50-year anniversary coming in 2018, we thought it would be a great opportunity to say THANK YOU and give Monday, July 3rd as an extra day off to extend the holiday and spend some extra time with family and friends…however there was one condition, FRCH-ers had to capture their free time with photos. We asked them to share those special moments – whether it was fireworks, food, family or fun – we wanted to see how #FRCHCelebrates!  Read more of this post

The Making of Harry Potter

FRCH Creative Fuel, The Making of Harry Potter

Back in 2000 an enterprising production team made its way to a UK film studio. The idea was based on a book about a young boy with a lighting-bolt-shaped scar who learns that he is a wizard. Hundreds of talented individuals brought to life a decade worth of productions for the Harry Potter films, based on seven enchanted books by beloved author JK Rowling. Read more of this post

Fiber to Fabric

I have been knitting and crocheting for 15 years. I like to know how things are made and took a beginning spinning class 3 years ago to gain knowledge and appreciation for fibers. It has now become a passion of mine because I love knowing that I’ve made a product from beginning to end. Read more of this post

Beyond the Earbuds | May 2017

MAY2017

New month. New people. New cuts. Let’s go.
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Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls 2017, FRCH

This year a group of FRCH-ers got together to donate their time and talent to a local organization called Empty Bowls of Butler County.  The Empty Bowls concept started over 25 years ago in Michigan as an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. People in the community contribute soup bowls that are individually painted and the finished products are then used as serving pieces for a fundraising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests are then able to keep the empty bowls. Today Empty Bowls has grown to an innumerable number of events all over the country, benefiting numerous non-profits.

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