Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced that they will perform a special benefit concert on December 6th, 2012, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, with proceeds going to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Devastated by the damage and displacement caused by hurricane, Young urged:  "Come on down here and join in the relief effort." 

Proceeds will go to the AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE SANDY relief effort.  For more info go to: www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy

Tickets for the event, billed as “A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse,” go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10am at www.theborgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-4TIX (4849) and will be priced at $75 and $150. All seating is general admission. Everest will open the show. Young will be available for a select number of interviews regarding the Hurricane relief.

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Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, has been touring North America this in support of its latest album Psychedelic Pil

Richard Stockton College’s Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) have partnered with the South Jersey Fair Trade Alliance (SJFTA) to host the 8th Annual International Gift Fair on Saturday, December 8th, from 10 AM to 6 PM in the Campus Center Events Room here.  

 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature local merchants selling and promoting fair trade products offered by volunteers and local nonprofit organizations that will offer alternative gift options and information.

 

The event owes much of its success to the dedicated local volunteers, with SAVE at the top of the list, according to Penny Klein, a 1975 Stockton graduate and one of the event organizers. “SAVE has been instrumental in helping us take this event to the next level of success,” said Klein, who specifically mentioned SAVE volunteers Stanley Baguchinswy, Kyra Fetrow and Frank Sanders. “We had our largest attendance ever last year and we’re expecting an even better turnout this year.”

 

Fair trade helps to provide low-income artisans with a living wage for their work, ensures environmental sustainability, and safe and healthy working conditions, Klein said. “The members of SAVE have a passion for the issue of fair trade and for communicating it to consumers,” Klein said. The purpose of the Fair is to “return to the true meaning of gift-giving and receiving by offering gifts made from the heart and by human hands,” Klein said.

 

 

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host an informative and thought-provoking panel discussion on the issue of homelessness on Thursday, December 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alton Auditorium (A-Wing) here. The event was rescheduled from its original date of November 1 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

 

“In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy I believe this conversation assumes even greater urgency and importance in the cities and communities up and down the mid-Atlantic coast,” said the event’s moderator, Dr. Joseph Rubenstein, Stockton Professor of Anthropology. “And the larger question remains, perhaps re-examined with a newer lens: In the context of urban revitalization, how do the proponents of redevelopment work with or square off against those that provide services to the poor and homeless?”

 

Rubenstein said the panel will examine how proponents of redevelopment work with or oppose providers of services to the poor and homeless, among many other aspects of this complex issue. The event is free and open to the community. “It is Stockton’s goal to be the ‘honest broker’ by bringing together the stakeholders in this social issue so that this might be the first step in partnership and problem solving.”

 

The panel discussion is a joint effort among the Noyes Museum of Stockton College, and the recently newly formed Stockton Center for Community Engagement, with funding provided by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

The program includes opening remarks by Stockton Provost Dr. Harvey Kesselman, and