ITE space grants are an integral part of the organizations mission.
This year’s winners include TOES FOR DANCE (Dance Education), Old Sound Room (Theater), and Stephanie Batten Bland (Dance) With boards composed of experienced artists from both the creative and performance sectors at the helm in addition to business professionals and other artistic advocates, ITE has supported 43 different organizations and 140 individual artists through programming and grant opportunities over their 6-year history of the organization.
Just crowned the Biggest Loser, Michael Ventrella lost an astonishing 264 pounds, beating out some equally impressive big losers, like Daris George, Koli Palu and runner-up, Ashley Johnston.
“I surpassed my wildest dreams,” says Michael of his Biggest Loser success.
"Things are going to happen." And indeed, things have.
Two patients were hospitalized after collapsing during a one-mile (1.6 km) foot race for the season 8 premiere.
In other words, she lost by 1.26 percent or four pounds.) To be perfectly honest, I'd never heard of the season 9 runner-up until she mentioned my new book on Facebook: "I am learning to have more self-compassion from reading the book ,'" she wrote. " After reading her Facebook page, my inquiring mind wanted to know more about this striking blonde with the sapphire blue eyes.
I especially wanted to know about her weight-loss journey.
I tracked down the Tennessee transplant in California, and we got to chatting long-distance about her life before and after "The Biggest Loser." What follows are 10 things inquiring mind undoubtedly wants to know about the reality TV star turned motivational speaker. Johnston not only lost big-time, she found true love.
Primarily, because it's a rare day when anyone loses almost half her body weight, or 48.93 percent to be exact.
(Johnston lost season 9 to Michael Ventrella, who lost 50.19 percent.
Ashley’s Facebook album is stocked with photos of the happy, beautiful couple.
And while there is not a relationship status set, her profile image is a self-taken photo in the car of the two together.