Noteworthy News


I frequently receive email from companies asking me to share news and special offers with my readers. I?ll be selecting the best of them and sharing them, in their words, with you here each week.

From June 30 – August 11, 2009, Green Lantern Fans Can Enter to Win a PlayStation 3, 40″ LCD HDTV, a Copy of Green Lantern: First Flight on Blu-ray and Much More
To promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of “Green Lantern: First Flight” on July 28, a sweepstakes has been created to get fans involved and give them a chance to win cool prizes. Green Lantern fans can enter the sweepstakes and learn more about the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Originals through a Facebook Power Ring widget.
Once the Facebook Power Ring Widget has been added to a fan’s page, they can “recharge their ring” continuously to keep it powered to 100% and automatically submit additional entries in the sweepstakes. Additional features of the widget include a Personality Quiz, Green Lantern IQ Test, Video, News and Updates, Downloads and Links.
Check it out now at

Dream Power Creative Writing Contest for Children
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of publication of the award-winning fantasy The Dark Dreamweaver, Imaginator Press is sponsoring a creative writing contest for children and teens up to age 14.
The Dark Dreamweaver is the first book of The Remin Chronicles, about a land literally powered by dreams. Imaginator Press invites children to write a creative story on the theme of ?Dream Power,? for a chance to win an 8 GB iPod Touch. Four second prize winners will receive $25 iTunes gift cards, and five third prize winners will receive $10 iTunes gift cards. An anthology of the winning stories will be published.
Stories will be judged on originality and creativity, writing quality, grammar and spelling, and appropriateness to ?Dream Power? theme. Everyone who enters and includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their entry will receive a certificate and a gold ?Powered by Dreams? sticker. Entries must be received by October 31, 2009. Contest rules and entry forms are available at
Whether you?re looking for a class in French, Java programming, cosmetology, photography, taekwondo or an esoteric interest like Islamic art, a new search engine called makes quick work of finding everything that?s offered in your local area. The site is launching with listings for California schools and will gradually expand to create a nationwide source of information on personal enrichment, vocational and career advancement courses ? including those offered by private instructors.
Simply go to, enter the kind of class you want or select from an extensive dropdown menu of course categories, and plug in your zip code to get a list of courses that match your needs. The site also offers a ?Comments? feature that enables users to give their opinion on courses they have taken as well as programs and schools they have attended, providing feedback for others who may be exploring their options.

Celebrate Fourth of July with Fun, Delicious, and Budget-Friendly Cakes from Baskin Robbins
WHAT: No Fourth of July celebration is complete without ice cream and cake! What better way to add fun and flavor to a July 4th fireworks celebration or backyard BBQ than with a delicious ice cream cake? Starting at just $9.99, Baskin-Robbins has an ice cream cake to please every palate and every budget.
Try the following cakes this July 4th:
? Brownie a la Mode, a decadent chocolate cake with mini chocolate caramel cups and chewy fudge brownie pieces over chocolate ice cream, a layer of rich caramel and a crunchy base of crushed chocolate cookie
? A Classic Cake that features a layer of your favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor on top of your choice of white sponge or devil?s food cake
? Fudge Crunch Cakes made with fudge and crisp chocolate crunchies sandwiched in between two tasty layers of ice cream
? Roll Cakes, a combination of chocolate devil?s food cake and delicious Baskin-Robbins ice cream that make one victorious dessert
WHEN: Now through July 4th, 2009
WHERE: All Chicagoland Baskin-Robbins locations
To find the closest Baskin-Robbins location in your area, please visit

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