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Yvonne Maria Lowery

Yvonne Maria Irby was born on October 14, 1941, in Asheville, North Carolina. She was the first born to Mary Elvira Wilson and James Edward Irby. The two met and married in Washington, DC. From this union, there were five children. Yvonne was the eldest and was given the nickname “Irby”. Her beautiful Godmother MaryAnna help raise, loved and adored Yvonne. She also showered Yvonne’s children with equal love and admiration. She would visit every summer and created many wonderful memories. Yvonne truly appreciated there relationship.

Yvonne was raised Catholic and attended private school all the way through college. She was only a few months from becoming a nun, until a special person came and change the direction of her life. While attending Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, she met and married her handsome co-ed Joseph Echols Lowery Jr. in 1964. The couple decided to progress and move to Detroit, Michigan. Before leaving Ohio, Yvonne and Joseph opened a restaurant in Dayton. They also owned a fish market in Detroit. After the businesses closed, Yvonne started new ventures. With her warm and friendly outgoing personality, she decided to run for Detroit District Council (yes, there was a district Council back then). She was trying to make a difference in her community.

Yvonne worked for Amurcon Management Group in the 1970s and earlier 1980s as a Property Manager. One of the properties she managed for a few years was Research Park Apartments and Townhouses, which she and her family lived for years. Yvonne and her children created over forty years of true lifetime friendships that continues to this very day. Later, Yvonne and Joseph both landed contract positions with Detroit Edison (now known as DTE) in 1981 as analysts. This gave them an excellent opportunity to help with Hawaii’s Hurricane Disaster in 1982. They spent approximately four to six weeks in Hawaii to help assess the electrical damage in 1983. In 1984, Yvonne became employed with Rivers Investment Group as a Property Manager and remained there for several years.

Yvonne became ill in the early 1990s. Her health was up and down for many years thereafter. She was a real fighter to say the least. She remained a people person. Always upbeat, positive, and smiling. She became very feisty in her last years. If you know any of her children, then you know, they much of her personality.

Yvonne always prided herself on all of her children and her grandchildren. She was so proud and loved spending time with family, particularly her grandchildren. She loved to laugh with them. Sometimes, she’d laugh so hard she would almost fall over and we had to run over and catch her. She loved candy! Her favorites were Tootsie Rolls, Mentos, Mints, and Milky Ways. She loved watching local sports and rooting for the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers every season. She was a ray of light that will always continue to shine above us all!

She leaves in memory of her passing: Her parents Mary Stephen and James Irby, (both deceased) her brothers, James Irby (deceased) Charles Irby of Charlotte, North Carolina, her sisters Jane Tahir (Melvin) of Baltimore, Maryland, Regina Gates-Flowers (Michael) of Los Angeles, California: her children Felicia Garnes (Wayne), of Livingston, New Jersey, Joseph Lowery III of Silver Spring, Maryland, Dawn Lowery-Campbell (Gregory) of Detroit, Michigan, Rashawnda Lowery of Detroit, Michigan, Vaughn Lowery of Los Angeles, California, thirteen grandchildren and two-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.

PRIVÉ REVAUX × MADELAINE PETSCH

PRIVÉ REVAUX LAUNCHES CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH ACTRESS MADELAINE PETSCH

Disruptive Eyewear Brand taps Riverdale Star for Campaign and Exclusive Designs

Celebrity-approved eyewear brand Privé Revaux is proud to announce its new capsule collection and campaign in collaboration with actress Madelaine Petsch. Available for purchase on April 9, the Privé Revaux X Madelaine collection will offer limited-edition, colorful and on-trend styles, each selected and developed by the Riverdale star.

I am beyond excited to share these meticulously and personally curated sunglasses with everyone! I have been obsessed with sunglasses for a very, very long time, so it was a natural fit for me to partner with Privé Revaux on my own collection. I spent a lot of time on the details of these pairs and I am so very proud of them!” says Petsch.

The Privé Revaux X Madelaine collection features five youthful and statement-making designs, all representative of Madelaine’s bold and cultured style; Street—retro round frames, Candy—small colorful lenses, Mister—oversized cateye, Rogue—modern aviator and Clique—classic square sunnies. Each pair is handcrafted with high-quality materials including anti-ski screws, lightweight TR-90 and polarized lenses; retailing for only $29.95 per pair. Additionally, the inside lining of Privé Revaux’s signature collapsible case will feature a pop of red for the capsule collection.

“Madelaine’s style pairs perfectly with the Privé Revaux brand ethos,” says David Schottenstein, CEO and Founder of Privé Revaux. “We are excited for her to bring her fashion-forward thinking to our brand with the Privé Revaux X Madelaine collection and share her designs with her passionate fanbase.”

The campaign shoot with Madelaine took place at a private estate with panoramic views overlooking the Los Angeles mountainscape; photographed by Rachel Felling, styled by Adena Rohatiner, with makeup by Elie Maaloud and hair by Michael Kanyon. The playful and lively atmosphere garnered eight vibrant looks, showcasing the five styles in Madelaine’s handpicked collection.

Privé Revaux X Madelaine will be available online at priverevaux.com, amazon.com and internationally at select retailers including Nordstrom, American Eagle, Express and Princess Cruises.

About Privé Revaux Eyewear:

Privé Revaux Eyewear was established to disrupt the eyewear market as a purveyor of quality goods at a great value. It was built on a shared passion for style and quality from serial entrepreneur David Schottenstein along with an elite team including celebrity visionaries Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld and Ashley Benson as well as VP of Celebrity Relations Dave Osokow and Creative Directors Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. With more than 100 hand-crafted and polarized designer frames for $29.95, everyone can be anyone. Each style is named to evoke a personality, from The Artist and The Socialite to The Boss and The Godfather. Privé Revaux Eyewear is available on priverevaux.com, amazon.com and select retailers. For more information, visit www.priverevaux.com.

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Candy Crush Saga, the deliciously colourful game first burst onto our phones five years ago today and has since become a global phenomenon. 

The brainchild of Sebastian Knutsson and a small team in Stockholm, the franchise’s inaugural game, Candy Crush Saga, was released on mobile in November 2012 and is played all around the world by millions of people. Games within the Candy Crush franchise have been downloaded almost three billion times worldwide*, and have a social media fan base bigger than Katy Perry’s. Despite being five years old, Candy Crush Saga has retained its popularity and returned to the #1 position on the iOS and Android app stores in the US following a record-breaking third quarter. In addition, King has had two of the top 10 grossing games in the US for four consecutive years.

To mark the fifth anniversary, King is launching some exciting in-game updates and giving players the most powerful booster to date in the form of the birthdaylicious Party Booster. Designed to give that sweet winning feeling, players will receive two free party boosters giving a series of special, never-before-seen effects, tasty treats and more. The party booster is available to players on level 29 and above from 14th November to 23rd November 2017 via iOS, Android, Amazon and Windows.

Candy Crush Saga fans can join in the celebrations on Facebook and Twitter using #ThatSweetFeeling

Halloween in Chicagoland

Silly Rabbit, Halloween tricks (and treats) aren’t just for kids. We are who we are 364 days of the year, Halloween is our opportunity to become whoever we want to be. Do you want to dress like a sexy pumpkin? Go for it! Wanna be a serial killer? Great idea! You want to go as the rabbit from the Trix commercials? By all means! The best part about Halloween is that just about anything goes. Gear up and head out to Chicago, where you can walk through the streets of the cities and suburbs wearing whatever your heart desires and no one will judge you. Well, except for the people who are judging one of over two dozen costume contests that will take place throughout Chicagoland from Friday, October 27 until Tuesday, October 31st. As an added bonus, you won’t have to pick fights with kids over who gets the last candy bar because only adults 21 and older will be admitted. The following locations will award the most creative and well-liked costumes with over $20,000 in cash and prizes: Lion Head Pub/The Apartment, Drink Nightclub, Lucky Star, Finn McCool’s Irish Sports Pub in Crystal Lake and Schaumburg, Moretti’s Ristorante and Pizzeria in Chicago & Lake in the Hills, Snuggery in McHenry and Alumni Club in Schaumburg.

CITY LOCATIONS:

LION HEAD PUB/THE APARTMENT
2251 N. Lincoln Ave | Chicago | (773) 348-5100 | www.LionHeadPub.com

“Cereal Killer”—Friday, October 27th until 2 a.m. (Costume Contest at Midnight)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $500 Cash

IT “Comes to the Party at The Apartment”—Saturday, October 28th until 3 a.m.(Costume Contest at Midnight)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $500 Cash

MORETTI’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA
6727 Olmsted Ave | Chicago | (773) 631-1223 | www.MorettisChicago.com

“The Mummy’s Revenge”—Friday, October 27th until 2 a.m. (Costume Contest at 12 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $300 Cash

“Amityville: The Haunting Begins”—Saturday, October 28th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contest at 12 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $500 Cash

SUBURBAN LOCATIONS:

DRINK NIGHTCLUB
871 E. Algonquin Road | Schaumburg | (847) 397-3100 | www.DrinkNightclub.com
“Superheroes & Villains”—Friday, October 27th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contests at 12 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Plus, DJs Mach 1 of 103.5 KISS FM, Luis Amani and Brian Boncher. Admission is $5 based on space availability.
1st Place:        $500 Cash

“Drink’s House of Horrors”—Saturday, October 28th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contest at 12 a.m.)
Over $5,000 in cash and prizes at Chicagoland’s only haunted nightclub. Drink will be decorated in ghoulish décor, gargoyles, dragons, zombies and creepy clowns—fit for a Haunted House tour! You will hear screams from the dancefloor with DJ duo LIGHT.EM.UP!, DJ-SPIN of B96 and Dahmino. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Admission starts at $5 based on space availability.
1st Place:        $1,500 Cash
2nd Place:        $500 Cash

FINN McCOOL’S IRISH SPORTS PUB
72 N. Williams St. | Crystal Lake | (815) 356-1155 | www.FinnMcCoolsChicago.com

“Hocus Pocus”—Friday, October 27th until 2 a.m. (Costume Contest at 11 p.m..)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $300 Cash

“Vamps & Vixens”—Saturday, October 28th until 2 a.m. (Costume Contest at 11 p.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $300 Cash

FINN McCOOL’S IRISH SPORTS PUB
1941 E. Algonquin Rd | Schaumburg | (847) 303-5100 | www.FinnMcCoolsChicago.com

“Little Shop of Horrors—Haunted Bingo!”—Tuesday, October 31st until 2 a.m. (Bingo starts at 8 pm, Costume contest after at 10 p.m.)
Come dressed horr-ific and you might win $10,000! All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $100 Gift Certificate After Bingo

LUCKY STAR
1175 W. Lake St. | Bartlett | (630) 830-7200 | www.LuckyStarBar.com

“Outlaws & Angels”—Friday, October 27th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contest at 11 p.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. No Cover.
1st Place:        $300 Cash

“Boot Scootin’ Zombies”—Saturday, October 28th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contest at 11 p.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Enjoy a Pizza & Pasta Dinner Buffet from 7 – 9 p.m. for $10 or No Cover.
1st Place:        $500 Cash

MORETTI’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA
220 N. Randall Rd | Lake in the Hills | (847) 854-7220 | www.MorettisChicago.com

“Helter Skelter Halloween”—Friday, October 27th until 3 a.m. (Last Chance Costume Contest at 1:30 a.m.Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. No Cover All Night!
1st Place:        $300 Gift Certificate

“American Horror Story Halloween”—Saturday, October 28th until 3 a.m. (Last Chance Costume Contest at 1:30 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. No Cover All Night.
1st Place:        $300 Gift Certificate

SNUGGERY
801 N. River Rd | McHenry | (815) 578-9600 | www.SnuggeryChicago.com
“Bingo Massacre”—Friday, October 27th until 2 a.m.
Come dressed horr-ific and you could win a $10,000 Jackpot!  Free N Fun Bar Bingo starts at 9 p.m. It’s free to play and players can win prizes each round. The final round is the Jackpot Round.  Get Bingo in the designated number of draws and you win the Jackpot, which could be as much as $10,000!  There will be a costume contest after bingo. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:         $100 Gift Certificate

“Harbor of Horrors”— Saturday, October 28th until 2 a.m. (Costume Contest at 12 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. DJ, dancing and karaoke all night. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $300 Cash

ALUMNI CLUB
1540 N. Roselle Rd | Schaumburg | (847) 519-7555 | www.AlumniClub.pub
“Devil’s Candyland”—Friday, October 27th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contest at 12 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $200 Cash

“Fangs & Fatale’s”—Saturday, October 28th until 3 a.m. (Costume Contest at 12 a.m.)
Thousands in cash and prizes. All contestants will receive a complimentary cocktail party and gift cards to Ala Carte Entertainment bars and restaurants. Free Admission.
1st Place:        $300 Cash

 

Halloween Candy Map

In case you haven’t noticed all of the pumpkin-lined porch steps or the multitude of horror movie marathons on TV, it’s spooky season! Halloween is less than two weeks away, which means hayrides, haunted houses, and, most importantly, FREE CANDY!!! Well, free for cute kids dressed up like Spiderman or Moana. For adults, Halloween means stocking up on the good stuff to avoid a yard full of toilet paper or having your car decorated with egg yolks. Halloween is a candy manufacturer’s Christmas. According to The National Retail Federation, it’s expected that 2.7 billion dollars will be spent on trick-or-treat candy this year. It may seem like a good idea to buy the cheapest bag of candy you can find, however, when November 1st rolls around and you’re left with three pounds of store-brand lollipops none of the trick-or-treaters wanted to take, bargain shopping might be a decision you’ll regret.

If you want to avoid the horror that is too much leftover candy, you’ll have to fork over a a few extra bucks for the good stuff. You may stroll down the candy aisle at the supermarket amidst the plethora of different chocolates, gummies, sours, and sweets, and think to yourself, how do I know which candy to buy? Well, CandyStore.com, is here to help. Over the past 10 years, CandyStore.com has been shipping tons of bulk candy all across the United States and Canada. They compiled 10 years (2007-2016) of sales data for the months leading up to Halloween and put together an interactive map that details the top three most popular Halloween candies for each state, indicated by pounds distributed. Check out the interactive map HERE to become the go-to house for all of the witches, ghosts, and Chewbaccas in town. Or, if you’d rather not have hoards of little vampires and Pokemon running through your yard but still want to please the kiddos, CandyStore.com also has a list of the WORST candies, so you know exactly what not to buy.

CandyStore.com also offers the option of skipping the trip to supermarket all together. Order online in bulk so you can avoid facing the delicious temptation of sugary goodness in candy aisle.