“The Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of”

Featured on Monday night’s episode of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations”, Mike Ruffino of “The Unband” showed Anthony Bourdain around some of Boston’s most iconic restaurants and pubs. The adventure also included many different activities ranging from duckpin bowling, boxing self-defense training, and a generous consumption of great Boston cuisine as well as Jameson whiskey. Watch the first two minutes of that episode below.

Reservoir Media Management Signs Deal With Bruce Roberts

Reservoir Media Management announced today that it has signed a deal with noted pop songwriter Bruce Roberts for his future compositions and works.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reservoir is already Roberts’ publisher on hit standards such as “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” and “When The Money’s Gone”. No stranger to the industry, Roberts has worked with the likes of Elton John, Donna Summer, Barbara Streisand and Patti Labelle with his songs topping the charts on numerous occasions throughout an extensive career that spans three decades. Bruce has several new projects underway, including co-writes with J.R. Rotem, Evan Bogart, Sharon Vaughn, and Mark Wright as well as management activities through his Chalkboard Music company which is responsible for Island Def Jam recording artist Kerli.

Roberts and Reservoir are thrilled to continue their collaboration. Roberts commented, “I am extremely pleased to be extending my relationship with Reservoir in this way. We have developed a wonderful working relationship over the past few years and I am very excited to forge forward with an eye on new projects.” Golnar Khosrowshahi, President of Reservoir added, “It is with the help of extraordinarily talented and established writers such as Bruce that we are continuing to grow our business, diversify our catalog and add to our fantastic team. We are now vested in Bruce, past, present, and future.”

Easter Sunday Brunch at Predator Ridge

Bring your family to Predator Ridge this Easter Sunday for a fabulous brunch featuring a chocolate fountain!

Kids will enjoy egg decorating and partake in mini egg hunts left by the Easter bunny himself!

Sunday April 24th
10am – 2pm
$26.95 tax and gratuity not included

Contact r a n g e at Predator Ridge to make your reservation. 250.542.3436

Big & Rich Feed the County

Big & Rich will be headlining a benefit concert for Maine charity Feed the County on August 20th.

For the past eight years, Feed the County has been a campaign spearheaded by Aroostook Savings and Loan and WAGM-TV8 to promote hunger awareness in northern Maine. Feed the County accepts non-perishable food items and assists with the purchase of food on behalf of Catholic Charities for 24 food pantries. Aroostook Savings and Loan President John Swanberg said, “Every dollar above the cost to put on the show will be going to Feed the County. With gas and heating oil prices approaching $4 per gallon, people are hurting financially. Having a benefit concert is an excellent way for people to enjoy some awesome music and still give to a great cause. Feed the County Summerfest concert currently has three nationally recognized performers to headline with advance ticket price just under $50, making it a real value.” Swanberg went on to say, “Since 2011 is Aroostook Savings and Loan’s anniversary, the organization wanted to do something unique and meaningful to celebrate 75 years of service to Aroostook County. This was a great way to give back to our community we have grown with all these years.”

Easter Comes to The Foothills

Easter is coming to The Foothills at Burke Mountain. If you are a Burke Mountain homeowner, join us for two fun events for the kids!

1. Easter Egg Hunt.

  • All Burke Mountain residents are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt organized by the neighbours in the Belmont neighbourhood.
  • Who: Residents of Burke Mountain
    When: Friday, April 22, 10:30am Rain or Shine!
    Where: The Green Street in the Belmont Neighbourhood
  • On Good Friday, hop on over to the Green Street for a neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt! Bring a donation to Share Family & Community Services and you can enter to win an Easter Gift Basket.

2. Easter Contest

  • The Easter Bunny has hidden 10 giant Easter Eggs around the Foothills neighbourhoods. Find all the eggs and enter to win a $100 Coquitlam Centre gift card.
  • Visit the Foothills Information Centre starting Saturday, April 16 to pick up your Easter Egg Hunt Map. Find the egg hidden in each Foothills neighbourhood, mark it on your map and returned you completed map to the Foothills Information Centre by Monday, April 25 at 6pm to receive your Easter goody bag and enter into a draw to win a $100 Coquitlam Centre Gift Card.
  • Parents: “Like” the Foothills at Burke Mountain on Facebook for daily clues and pictures to find the eggs or to download your treasure map on-line.**
  • *Open to residents of Burke Mountain age 13 and younger ** Clues will also be available at the Foothills Information Centre during the contest period.

Visit The Foothills at Burke Mountain on-line for more information.

Predator Ridge Golf Courses Now Open

The date we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The Predator Course and The Ridge Course are now Open at Predator Ridge.

Call the Golf Shop at 250.542.3436 to book your tee times for what promises to be a great season! Or visit Predator Ridge online to learn more.

John Rich Setting Records on Celebrity Apprentice

Viewers watching the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3rd missed John Rich taking the reins as project manager on an assignment for “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Working on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Rich rocked the fundraising, bringing in $50,000 each for a pair of red, white and blue boots and a red, white and blue hat, and $460,000 for a signed “Apprentice” guitar, and his team raised $627,000, more than any single episode in the show’s history.

Meanwhile, Rich arrived at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with Big & Rich bandmate Big Kenny to promote their upcoming tour.

Wesbild sells Westwood Village and Burien Town Plaza

Wesbild is pleased to announce the sale of both Westwood Village in Seattle, Washington and Burien Town Plaza in Burien, Washington.
Bentall Kennedy acquired Westwood Village on behalf of Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT). “We are delighted to acquire a Class A retail property that combines stable income from popular anchor tenants with an opportunity to increase cash flow as the economy improves”, said Jim Howard of Bentall Kennedy. “Its strong performance is anchored in a tenant roster that serves the daily and necessity shopping needs of value-conscious consumers”.

Westwood Village was acquired by Wesbild in 1990 and subsequently redeveloped into a prominent lifestyle centre. “We have truly enjoyed watching this center and its tenants grow to be a key part of the West Seattle community.”, said David Laronde of Wesbild, “We realized our goal of re-positioning and re-tenanting the center into a true community shopping experience and hope it continues to be a community gathering place for years to come.”

Merlone Geier, a private equity group, acquired Burien Town Plaza as part of their growth strategy. “We are leaving Burien Town Plaza in good hands.” said Laronde. Wesbild had owned Burien since 2004 and undertook a major renovation which was completed in 2008 which increased the size of the shopping center from 126,000 to 140,000 square feet.