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Updated: 05/13/08

An Afternoon of Tea & Music with Judy Norton

Nancy and her Happy House team invite you to a great Cabaret entertainment on May 18th with Judy Norton, best known for her role on the Emmy Award Winning "The Waltons."                                                  Full Details...


Nancy the Mayor

Nancy and
Congressman Brad Sherman

The North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has re-installed a new board, new officers and, most important of all, has brought Nancy Cartwright back as honorary mayor.

On March 20th at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills, CA, Nancy joined over 200 members of the most vibrant Chamber of Commerce in the Valley for lunch. Following a gripping speech in honor of our American Flag by Jimmy Weldon, new President Joyce Sipes presided over the event, taking the reigns of the organization from Wayne Adelstein, who had been instrumental in expanding the size and scope of the thriving business organization and who was recognized for his outstanding efforts by the Chamber.

Rousing speeches in support of Valley business and the good it does for the community in terms of jobs, lowering crime and providing the vision necessary to succeed were given by US Congressman Brad Sherman, David Fleming of the LA County Business Federation, and Thomas Christopher, new Chairman of the Chamber Board.

Nancy and Councilman Greig Smith

Nancy too had her moment at the podium and she thanked the crowd for once again honoring her with the position of Honorary Mayor.

For more information about the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce please go to www.nvrcc.com or call (818) 349-5676.



"Simpsons" Cartwright Does Bart Right

ST. LEO - With her long blonde hair and tasteful attire, Nancy Cartwright looked nothing like her famous alter ego.

Once the mother of two teenagers opened her mouth, though, a crowd of hundreds at Saint Leo University's Marion Bowman Activities Center knew they hadn't stumbled into the wrong building this week.

"This is weird, isn't it?" said Cartwright, in the mischievous voice of 10-year-old Bart Simpson. "I'm five times his age, and I don't have nine spikes on top of my head."

For about 90 minutes, Cartwright - who does several voices on "The Simpsons" and has worked on shows and films such as "Rugrats," "The Replacements" and "Kim Possible" - told the inspirational story of her rise from community theater in Kettering, Ohio, to a place as one of Hollywood's most sought-after voice talents.

Student Nicole Frederick, a psychology major, said Cartwright's stories about seizing opportunities and surrounding yourself with supportive friends were her most thought-provoking messages.

Cartwright's other advice was simple, logical and applicable to almost anyone: Do what you love; do your best; and always trust your instincts.

Geoff Fox
The Tampa Tribune
Published: April 12, 2008

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Second Annual Jennifer Harman Nevada SPCA Fundraiser a Huge Success

April 20, 2008
John Caldwell

There are many charity poker tournaments these days, but only a few of them would qualify as events. Friday at the Venetian, about 275 generous poker players saddled up to play some poker and help a great cause at the second annual Jennifer Harman Nevada SPCA Fundraiser.

The room was a virtual "who's who" of poker, as celebrity poker players gathered to help out animals in need. Brunson, Ivey, Negreanu, Greenstein, Hachem, Lederer, and dozens of poker's brightest stars sat down to rebuy until they could rebuy no more, and raise some money while re-raising each other.

The "rebuy battle" was on early, as Daniel Negreanu and Eli Elezra were out to see who could rebuy more times.

Chau Giang was all in almost every hand in the first level, and the atmosphere was light and festive. The winner of the tournament would walk away with a seat in Main Event of the WSOP this year, and everyone at the final table would pick up a nice prize.

In addition to a memorabilia auction (for the second year in a row, Doyle Brunson auctioned the hat right off his head), there were some very cool bounties. PokerNews CEO Damon Rasheed just missed out on collecting Doyle Brunson's bounty – a signed $1,000 bill (For those of you under 30 years old, yes, we used to have $1,000 bills in this country – they were quite "baller".) donated by Mark and Cheryl Scott of Sahara Coins and Collectibles.

There were some very cool items up for auction, including things such as a package where the winner would be invited to fly on a private jet to Vince Neil's celebrity golf tournament, dinner and poker lessons with the tournament hostess Jennifer Harman, and many others. Jeff Madsen picked up a nice snowboard, while 'Al from Bakersfield' picked up Doyle's hat – and put it right onto his own head.

The Venetian provided a fantastic environment for the tournament, with Kathy Raymond and her staff opening their room – and their wallets – to provide the venue, and also chipping in $5,000 on top to help out the Nevada SPCA.

Top tournament director and PokerNews.com columnist Matt Savage was on hand to walk amongst the tables and keep the players honest. But, this was not a day about rulings, this was a day made for having fun and being reminded that poker can do a lot of good in this world.

Our own Tiffany Michelle wound up finishing eighth in the tournament, and picking up a nice prize. But, before she sat down to play some poker, she worked the red carpet, and talked to some of poker's biggest names about this tournament, which truly was an event. You can see Tiffany's interviews below.

Thanks to the tournament organizers, the staff of the Venetian, and the players who generously donated their time, and uttered the magic word "Rebuy!" early and often. See you next year.


Jamie Gold Joins as Poker Chairman for the September 20th Star-Studded Event

On September 20, 2008, Nancy Cartwright, the iconic voice of Bart Simpson and Honorary Mayor of Northridge, will once again host Monte Carlo night at her home. All profits from the event will go to Devonshire PALS. The last two years’ events helped to raise the funds needed to build a new Youth Center for at-risk kids. Groundbreaking is expected to take place by Summer 2008.
Jamie Gold, 2006 WSOP Main Event Champion, has signed on to Chair the Poker Committee, with expectations of poker pros in attendance including Mary Jones 2006 WSOP Ladies Event Champion who will be doing a Poker Boot Camp, Jennifer Harman, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Marco Traniello, Todd Brunson, Sammy Farha, Kenna James, Kristi Gazes and many more.
Celebrity attendance will be at an all-time high. Already on board as part of the hosting committee are Brad Garrett, Camryn Manheim, Sinbad, Tom Kenny, Mickey Dolenz, and Kirstie Alley, to name a few. Dorian Harewood will return to coach and host Black Jack.

Entertainment, a cigar bar hosted by Zeno Platinum, dinner, open bar and much more will be available for players and partygoers. – $500 per person includes Texas Hold ‘Em, Buy-in, food drinks and the party, while $250 is the party only price for non-players who simply want to have a great evening. The top five players will receive seats to a World Series of Poker Satellite Tournament.


Digging Deep for Brad

Brad Garrett, Till Death, hosted a Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit fundraiser at the Hollywood Park Casino on April 20th with proceeds going to 1736 Family Crisis Center. It was a star studded event with 206 players including his costar Joely Fisher, Terri Hatcher, Michael Chicless, Mimi Rogers and many writers, agents and just plain poker lovers.

The 1736 Family Crisis Center is dedicated to providing help and services to abandoned youths and domestic violence victims. The proceeds from this event really help them to provide these services.

Nancy donated enough for two poker seats and sent her Executive Assistant, Janelle Hynes, and Company President, Peter Kjenaas, to play. “It was a really fun event,” said Peter. “There were two things that stand out: Brad doing the live auction was great standup and the fact that I lasted much longer than Janelle in the tournament is something I’ll never let her forget.”





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