Michele Young: at a glance

first_imgJob history: Young joined BB’s in 2005, during which time the number of cafés has grown from 90 to 179. Prior to that, she spent 12 years working in foodservice and retail marketing and international brand development, 10 as marketing manager (Europe and the Middle East) for Burger King, and, latterly, two as marketing director for Greggs.Top tip to new suppliers: “Samples? We get plenty and, frankly, we just don’t need them.”Favourite product: Sticky Toffee Muffin, washed down with a skinniccino.Outside interests: A foodie at heart, Young spends her free time looking around local food fairs in the Chilterns and regularly eating out at restaurants.Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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Prince’s Backing Band The Revolution Will Reunite For The First Time In 30 Years

first_imgPrince spent a number of years backed by The Revolution, a five-piece ensemble consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Brown Mark, and Matt Fink. While the group hasn’t performed in a number of years, the members have all recently come together in mourning of their late leader.In a new video posted to Brown Mark’s Facebook account, the band has announced plans to reunite. “We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” Melvoin says. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon.”Watch below:While there’s no word of an official tour, the band does say “See you soon.” We’ll be sure to update when more information becomes available.last_img read more

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Sr. Stephanie Zimmer O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Stephanie Zimmer, age 86 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the convent.  Born September 18, 1931 in Indianapolis, she is the daughter of Magda (Nee: Blunck) and August Zimmer.  The youngest of four, she grew up on Raymond Street in Indianapolis.She attended St. Catherine of Sienna grade school where she was taught by Sisters of Providence and Sr. Stephanie noted, “I suppose that is here that the growing seeds of a religious vocation first pushed their way above ground.”  She would go on to attend St. Mary Academy where she met the Sisters of St. Francis and commented, “Something in those sisters spoke to me! I knew nothing about St. Francis, but there was a spirit at St. Mary’s that I had never known before and it was good!”  During her senior year her dream of religious life took focus as she was awarded a scholarship to attend Marian College.  Mid-way through her freshman year at Marian, she applied for admission to the Sisters of St. Francis and began her religious life.A teacher, she taught at schools in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.  Photography would become a favorite hobby that she pursued in later years.  To her, “A picture is beauty immortalized.”  Her ability to capture photos of nature delighted all at the convent and especially those sisters who could no longer enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.  Her pictures have been featured on Oldenburg greeting cards as well as winning “Best of Show” at the Oldenburg Freudenfest.Sr. Stephanie shared a memory of how her family gathered around the player piano their living room at Christmas to sing  carols as she and her siblings took turns feeding the music rolls and pumping the pedals to make the wonderful music.  No gifts could be handed out until they had played and sung all of their Christmas carols.  There were times when they were caught deliberately trying to speed up the music to get to their presents.  In later years she would learn to play the piano, and in her heart, she would relive those treasured family Christmas gatherings around the piano.She is survived by four nieces.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sister Anna and brothers Henry and George.  Visitation is Monday, December 11th, from 1 -3 p.m. at the convent.  Funeral services follow 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley O.F.M. officiating, followed by burial in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

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