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Holy Cross kids help soup kitchen

CHAMPAIGN It was a heart warming sight for Ellen Harms: Holy Cross School students walking in a big group to Daily Bread Soup Kitchen carrying backpacks stuffed with many of l michael kors ife’s necessities to be given away to the homeless and needy of Champaign Urbana.

“They were so proud to be bringing them in,” said Harms, a Daily Bread board member. today (Thursday, Dec. 19), and about 100 of the 1,000 filled backpacks it sought from community donors were brought Wednesday by Holy Cross students, Harms said.

The backpacks are given to Daily Bread’s lunch guests as a holiday gift.

Mary Tate, a fourth grade teacher at Holy Cross, said making the backpacks was an Advent service project for students in kindergarten through seventh grades.

The s michael kors tudents brought in items from home to assemble the backpacks, and that included such things as hats, gloves, socks, hand warmers, candy, sweat pants, sweat shirts, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip balm, long underwear, candy, shampoo and other personal care items, Tate said.

The Catholic school in central Champaign and Daily michael kors Bread already have a close connection, she says. Many students’ parents and grandparents volunteer at the soup kitchen, and different grades at the school take turns each month bringing milk and fruit to the kitchen.

Homelessness isn’t just something Holy Cross students have read about, Tate said.

“These are people that they pray for all the time, and getting to be able to do something for them puts their fai michael kors th and service to action,” she said.

This year is Daily Bread’s fifth annual backpack give away at New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White St., C.

The soup kitchen served 125,000 meals last year and is on track to serve 150,000 this year, said Gina Stocking, another board member. About two thirds of the people who come for food are working poor in the community, and the rest are homeless, she said.

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Holubars were Boulder outdoor gear pioneers

Today, a person can buy just about any piece of outdoor equipment in Boulder. Back in 1947, the Holubar family discovered an unmet need for high quality mountaineering gear and their company became a national success.

LeRoy Holubar, called Roy, had an idyllic childhood in Boulder with Sunshine Canyon as his playground. He rode a donkey, dug caves and played cowboys and Indians in the foothills.

Roy met Alice Freudenberg at the State Preparatory School, now Boulder High. Roy was class valedictorian and Alice, salutatorian. They earned scholarships to the University of Colorado. Both graduated from CU and they married in 1937.

Although not a love of his, Roy took a job teaching mathematics at the university, so he could marry Alice.

The couple caught the mountain climbing bug early in their marriage.

B michael kors oth were active in the Colorado Mountain Club, though at the time there were few technical climbers in the group. Roy was involved with starting the first climbing school in Boulder as well as the organization that would become Rocky Mountain Rescue Group in 1947.

Technical climbing required special equipment. Alice and her family had moved to Boulder from Germany. From her Alps climbing relatives back home, she learned how to import the best gear from Austria and other parts of Europe. The couple sent for ski boots, hiking boots, ice axes, pitons and other goods. They were in business.

Reportedly, the couple mailed 50 postcards in 1947 offering 3 items for sale. The response was good, so they paid for a Boulder business license.
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In the 1950s they began issuing the michael kors ir own catalog. By 1958 their catalog offered nearly 150 items.

At first, they were strictly mail order, but enthusiastic customers hounded them with phone calls and doorbell ringing day and night. So they set up shop at 1030 13th michael kors Street on University Hill.

Roy was still teaching at CU and Alice was the creative genius behind the business. Daughter Linda was handling office tasks and cutting fabric by age 10. Alice was a talented seamstress and she began designing parkas and sleeping bags. With a simple and effective design change, she sewed the baffling crosswise so the down wouldn’t clump together.

“We stood by our products. Anything that wasn’t satisfactory was corrected,” Roy remembered. Their reputation for quality grew.

Their first big order was a rush custom job for the Arctic Institute of North America. 150 sleeping bags, tents, crampons, ropes and other equipment for an Antarctic expedition was needed in a matter of weeks. The order brought in $7,500.

Roy eventually resigned from teaching to keep up with the growing business. The business was sold in 1968 after Alice was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died later that year. The North Face acquired Holubar in 1981. Roy passed away in 1992.

Bruce Johnson published “The History of Gear: Holubar Mountaineering, Ltd.” in 2009. A veteran climber and backpacker himself he recalled, “Everyone knew the best gear was coming out of Boulder.”

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Holt Renfrew new discount store

It is a major schlep to get to hr2, the premium off price offshoot of high end Holt Renfrew at Vaughan Mills shopping centre. May through September and on Black Friday.

Hr2 is located in the former Last Call, final resting place of items that didn sell at Holt Renfrew locations. Its press release say michael kors s hr2 offers 150 brands and on trend styles at irresistible prices. In the sprawling purse department, I spot a sassy Kate Spade nylon bag ($108, down from $248) bearing the Dorothy Parker quotation cure for boredom is curiosity; there is no cure for curiosity. There are Kooba, orYANY, Dooney Bourke and Marc Jacobs brands, but only two bags are in lockdown: an orange Mulberry for $479 and a brown Burberry for $725.

An unrepentant shoe slut, I am underwhelmed. I spy Sam Edelman, Cole Haan, Splendid, Rachel Zoe, Dolce Vita, Vince Camuto, Uggs, House of Harlow and Hunter brands. I might as well be in Town Shoes.

Navigating the clothing racks which include Ma michael kors x Mara, Michael Kors, Tahari, Nicole Miller, Diane Von Furstenburg and a sprinkling of Armani Collezioni line I have a brief flirtation michael kors with an Alice Olivia sequined olive cocktail dress ($278 from $495) but nothing jumps up and wraps itself around my neck. Clearly, Two Ladies Who Lunch are having better luck. Their arms loaded with clothing, one enthuses not last season stuff.

The men department at the back is compact in relation to the women but is well stocked with labels including Ted Baker London, Ralph Lauren and PRPS, a luxury denim line with a sense of quirkiness. I find a cool pair of Andrew Marc men boots in grey or brown canvas available up to size 13 priced at a reasonable $76.

The men sunglass selection is better than women Fendi, D Persol. An impossibly handsome youth tries on a pair of Ray Ban aviators. look like a bug, his girlfriend says. No sale.

Killer soundtrack notwithstanding Mumford Sons, Of Monsters and Men hr2 is rather a lacklustre experience. It doesn need to be messy with clothing on the floor, but it should be a treasure hunt like pig to truffle; there shoul michael kors d be an eureka moment when you bag that pair of Gucci pinstriped pants at a fraction of the price at Holt downtown.