Daily Archives: December 2, 2014

Ring in the Holiday Season at Jones Wood Foundry’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

On Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm,  join ASF members and friends and ring in the holiday season at the Jones Wood Foundry’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 401 East 76th Street, New York.

Celebrate the holidays with a festive ceremony, and afterwards enjoy mulled wine and hors d’oeuvre with excellent company!

In past years, the event has been profiled by the New York Times and CBS New York. Don’t miss out on this lovely holiday opportunity!

For more information, visit our event page on Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Support The ARCHIE Foundation This Giving Tuesday

ASF is a proud partner of the Archie Foundation, a charity supporting sick children in the North of Scotland. Help show your support today and with a minimum donation of $50, give a ZAINI hat to an ARCHIE child — and receive one for yourself, too!

Based in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, The ARCHIE Foundation supports the healthcare of over 100,000 sick children every year. With Children’s healthcare being delivered in the Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Children’s Wards in Inverness and Elgin and numerous community hospitals throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the ARCHIE Foundation ‘Makes the Difference’ for these children by providing state of the art equipment, highly specialist staff posts, cutting edge research and, of course, lots and lots of toys!

Zaini hats, the brand, was launched by Scottish ski instructor Miranda Harper in 2010 as a result of an impossibility to find a comfy, colourful and stylish enough beanie hat. Based in a small village in the highlands of Scotland, people wear beanies all year round and once friends and family saw her hats they all wanted one. So she got back to her crochet hook and put together more colorful designs. Zaini hats use 100% super soft acrylic yarn, which ensures a non-itch, cashmere feel and is durable in all weather.

Pay via our secure facility at Paypal, or make a separate donation to the ARCHIE foundation on our site. Minimum requested donation is $50, but please feel free to be more generous!

Glasgow Duo ‘Raintown’ Wins Big at British Country Music Awards

Musicians Paul Bain and Claire McArthur Bain of the hit Glasgow duo ‘Raintown’ are quickly gaining the reputation as one of the hottest country acts in Europe. At the 2014 British Country Music Awards, they brought home two major awards — Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

In 2011, the duo made history as the first ever Scottish act invited to perform at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, and were invited back the following year to represent the UK a second time.

When asked what they want people to hear when they listen to their music, the pair replied: ”Passion, honesty and hope; It’s Contemporary Country Music, with a Scottish twist.”

Congratulations, Raintown!

To listen to their music, visit their homepage here.