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2009: A Reach Magazine TV Review

What a great year we had here at Reach Magazine TV!

We finished shooting for Reach Magazine TV and are awaiting the launch in 2010, we have our own network, LA Media TV, and four more shows are in the works:

  1. Eso Es, the first of it’s kind, a daily bilingual talk show with a multicultural music video countdown featuring celebrity guests and an up and coming music artist each episode

  2. What’s Hott, centering on the most current and hottest trends in fashion, beauty fitness, health, dining, and entertainment in the L.A. area

  3. PUSH, an inspirational, extreme sports show which gives the youth an opportunity to check out their favorite extreme sports role models  pursue their dreams through sports, and…

  4. Time Out 4 Billy, shows a glimpse into the Rockabilly lifestyle through fashion, accessories, tattoos and music.

And on top of it all, our faith and strength in our Lord Jesus Christ has only become stronger and clearer and is the main fuel pushing everyone here in the office to get our groundbreaking new shows to you, the true believers, and we would like to thank each and every one of you who has kept up with Reach Magazine TV and Hosts J-Love, Sherrie Marlene and J.O. and we promise that 2010 will be one of the biggest and most exciting years to come! Stay tuned!  Peace and Love

December 31, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, events, family friendly, music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook Changes Face of Privacy

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s main goal for the last 5, almost 6, years has been to make the world a more open and connected place for internet users, and we here at Reach Magazine TV think that they’ve done a fantastic job.

One of the newest (and most innovative) things to happen at Facebook has been their recent change to Privacy Protection and Control.

The new update, which was rolled out to the 350 million Facebook users worldwide on Dec. 9, was the first among internet services to offer such control.

You may remember seeing a notification box at the top of your news feed page the last time you logged into your Facebook that asked if you wanted to update your privacy settings or keep them the same.

Well if you decided to update, brand new tools are opened that let any Facebook user decide who, what, and how they send their info to.

Instead of using networks like school, city, etc. they are changing settings to include sending info to Friends, Friends of Friends, Everyone & Customized.

Everytime that you make a post you are now able to select a privacy setting within the post and edit your audience to who you want your information to go out to.

So that means that depending on whether you just found a rotten tomato is lameville, you just posted a photo of you and mom, or you want all your friends to know you’re watching J-LoveSherrie Marlene, and J.O. on Reach Magazine TV, your privacy is directly at your fingertips.

Thanks Facebook!

Source: PRNewswire

December 11, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, Informative | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Da’ T.R.U.T.H.- “Lost”

Reach Magazine TV ~ always bringing you entertainment, music, fashion and ministry.

Check out Da’ T.R.U.T.H.’s music video “Lost”, off the #1 favorite album “The Big Picture.”

December 7, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, God, music | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Living the Sweet Life

Nothing puts a smile on your face like a cookie does and in observance of National Cookie Day, the Reach Magazine TV crew is enjoying a huge batch of chocolate chip, sugar and chocolate cookies at the office and you can already see the smiles.

Reach Magazine TV host Sherrie Marlene says,”My all time favorite cookie is chocolate chip” and offers advice to go sweeten your family’s or co-workers days by bringing them some for lunch or baking them for dessert.

Try baking some super delicious cookies like these Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 9 min
  • Cooling time: 15 min cooling
  • Yields: 60

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

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Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

December 4, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, Observances | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TD Jakes and Joel Osteen: Living the American Dream, Through God

We all know TD Jakes and Joel Osteen as two of the most popular ministers ever to preach the good word of the Lord, and they’ve benefited from it well.

With CD’s, DVD’s, TV programs, roadshows, movies and even a record label, these two preachers have formed mini-conglomerates through their love of Jesus Christ.

MSNBC interviewed Jakes and Osteen about their successes and the ever expanding “Christian Market” in this video.

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Vista Inspire Program: The Miracle Project Revisited

You may remember the Reach Magazine TV blog post regarding our visit to The Miracle Project, a theater and film arts program where children with special needs and their families can celebrate their uniqueness through creative workshops and artistic programs. In case you missed the post, check it out here.

When participating in The Miracle Project, we learned it was was held at the Vista Inspire Program (VIP) in Vista Del Mar. The Vista Inspire Program was established to serve children with Autism and other special needs and offer multiple programs including The Miracle Project theater program as well as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah educational program.

Within the VIP, a group called Inspired Teens,  13 to 19 year-olds, volunteer their time and services to raise awareness and fundraise for and with children with Autism and other special needs.

To learn more about the Vista Inspire Program, Inspired Teens and working with The Miracle Project, visit their Facebook, Twitter, or to enroll click here.

December 2, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Just Love” by Brian Courtney Wilson

Reach Magazine TV host Sherrie Marlene had the opportunity to have lunch with Brian Courtney Wilson in Marina Del Rey, CA at the Del Rey Cafe. Overlooking the marina and over lunch, the two talked about family, music, God and careers. Check out the live performance below by Brian Courtney Wilson with his single “Just Love”.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, food, music | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Togetherness

A lot of things have changed since we were all children. The price of everything has gone up like 200%, kids are playing more inside by themselves rather than outside with their friends, and family members can get so busy sometimes that they are barely able to communicate with each other.

With winter holidays just around the corner, family communication and togetherness is more essential than ever.

Because we here at Reach Magazine TV care about family, we’ve come up with a couple easy things that you can do at home to strengthen your family bonds and maybe even have a little fun along the way.

Church is obviously something that can help strengthen the love your family feels for one another.  After church, maybe set up a family tradition where you all go out and eat together, or you all go home and play an outdoors game like football or softball that the whole family can enjoy.

Another thing, dinner time should be family time, not stare at the TV screen time so turn it off when you sit down with your family to enjoy your evening meal.  Without the distraction, it will make it easy to have a nice conversation.

If you or your family members are having trouble coming up with things to talk about, play dinner games where you have to say something nice about someone at the table, or talk about personal goals for your week or month, and even tell your family what you are thankful for.

You will be surprised at some of the things your family has to say about you or other family members and that education will definitely bring you all closer.

Helping your community or the needy is a great way to bond. Sending cards to our soldiers overseas or donating cans to a homeless shelter are just a couple ideas you can do as a family.

What tradition does your family follow? None? Well, what are you waiting for? Start one!

November 25, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey Day Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is one of those time-honored traditions that everyone enjoys being a part of.

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, mom’s green bean casserole, all the family is there including hungry, impatient, nieces and nephews.  How do they expect you NOT to burst a blood vessel making everything perfect for the big day as well as keeping everyone entertained?

Well don’t sweat because Life123.com has the tools you need to pull off the biggest Thanksgiving dinner of the century, with minimal stress.

First thing to think about when getting prepped for the big day is the food.  Having the right dishes ready for your loved ones to enjoy can make or break your Thanksgiving and the number one thing to think about is variety.

Is this your first time cooking a turkey and you’re not sure how to do it? Check out these tips on cooking a moist turkey, safely.

Of course all the originals should be there, the turkey, stuffing, yams, etc. and those take a good amount of time to make so ask your friends and fam to bring some of their favorite dishes to lighten your load a little as well as making them feel special for asking them to be a part of your dinner.

But we all know that the food doesn’t begin with the turkey, it’s all about the pre-dinner appetizers.  You don’t want your guests to get filled up too much before you unveil your thanksgiving creations so start them off with something light and preferably low-fat.

Shrimp cocktails, chips and salsa, and veggie trays are all perfect appetizers for everyone to enjoy without getting too full.

So everyone’s eaten, coffee and pie has been served, everyone’s relaxed and full, what do you do now?

Maybe some of your guests would enjoy the annual Thanksgiving NFL game or maybe the Thanksgiving parade is on but the kids don’t enjoy watching either of those and you can’t be having anyone not enjoying themselves at your party.

Try some cool party games to pull everyone out of their turkey comas and back into the spirit of the day. And if the kiddies don’t want to play games with the adults or the adults are just too tired to play, set the kids up making some turkey pinecones or other craft ideas.

With a little help from Life123.com we are more than positive you will have a fun and easy day with your loved ones. Happy Turkey Day!

November 25, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, food | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building a Foundation with Habitat for Humanity

This past Saturday, Reach Magazine TV joined Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity for an event in Chino Hills, CA to help raise a “Dime a Day” to build a home for the deserving Cessna family.  Over a year ago, plans were made to raise money to build the Cessna family a home in the city.

The fundraising began on October 5, 2009 as part of World Habitat Day and will conclude January 5, 2010 with the collecting of the dime jars at Johnny Rockets at The Shoppes in Chino Hills.

A beautiful and deserving home takes a lot of time and effort to build; the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity knows because they’ve built 10 homes in Chino and 37 throughout the area.

Helping someone in need is something that should be done on a regular basis, it not only makes them feel special, but it will make yours and your families lives that much more rewarding. Like it says in the Bible “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

“The amazing staff at Habitat for Humanity truly have a heart to help others succeed and that is the exact message we live by on Reach Magazine TV,” says host J.O., “If anyone wants to make a change, contact your local Habitat for Humanity and see what you can do, there are plenty of families who need someone to care.”

Reach Magazine TV will be assisting in building the Cessna home in Chino Hills. “We’re so excited to be a part of this project,” says host Sherrie Marlene, “I can’t wait to see the look on the family’s faces when they see their completed home for the first time.”  J-Love, Sherrie Marlene and J.O. at the Habitat for Humanity Event

November 24, 2009 Posted by | charity, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment