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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

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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

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

“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

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

Aint No Party Like a Miracle Party

The Miracle Project creates a comfortable environment for children to express their creativity.  It is a theatre and film arts program for children with special needs and their typically developing siblings and peers.

One of the main things I loved about the Miracle Project is Elaine and the other instructors flowed with whatever direction the kid’s wanted to go while still maintaining structure within the program,” says Reach Magazine TV host Sherrie Marlene, “It was very apparent the kids were speaking straight from their heart, and it was refreshing to me because that’s what Reach Magazine TV is. We bring you heart, whether in the form of a child, an organization, or a situation.  It is shedding a little light on the many things that can make a difference in the world and it all starts with the heart.”

Often times the ability of children with special needs are underestimated.  When given the opportunity, these children can show us all in most cases, they have the biggest hearts to give.  That is what the Miracle Project does, it allows children to show their heart, and in return these children inspire others to help change the world. 
 
“After participating in one session of the Miracle project I was left with a new appreciation for my own children; the class made me realize the importance of supporting my children’s creativity.  I look forward to visiting all my new friends at the Miracle Project again.” – Sherrie Marlene 
 

The Miracle Project was documented for an HBO production called Autism: The Musical, which won two Emmy Awards.

Big thanks to Elaine Hall (Founder & Creative Director) and Diane Isaacs (Co-founder & Producer) for having Reach Magazine TV join the Miracle Project for a night of singing, acting, and expression!

“Elaine founded The Miracle Project in order for children to cultivate rich and joyful milestones with new friends, family, and community members. That sense of belonging amplifies each child’s and parent’s sense of thriving growth. Through her program and the many volunteers who come together to assure its success, Elaine is committed to providing the celebratory experiences and connections with one’s peers, which she believes is every child’s birthright.”

November 19, 2009 Posted by | family friendly | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thoughts on true friendships

It’s a fact that Reach Magazine TV host Sherrie Marlene loves God and reads the bible on a daily basis.  Whenever she finds a scripture that really hits home, she wants to share it with her friends and family to bring a little light to someones day. Since all of you reading are her extended family she wanted to share a scripture that caught her eye.

Proverbs 27:6 “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

“I feel it’s a person’s responsibility to be completely honest with a friend. A person should always have a friend’s best interest at heart, even if it causes an uncomfortable situation.  You never want to be the person who tells a friend what they want to hear (essentially lie to them) to avoid hurting their feelings, this could lead to potential disaster depending on the severity of the situation.  Remember, “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips” (Proverbs 24:26). “A kiss on the lips” is a lot better than a slap on the face, which a lie tends to feel like!.” ~ Follow Sherrie Marlene on Twitter!

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November 9, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

October Night: A Poem by Sherrie Marlene

 

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In life we all go through various obstacles, challenges, and misfortunes.  As a result we’ve all been faced with the question of:

“Will I overcome this situation?” or “Will I be a victim to this situation?”

When I was 16 years old the house my family and I lived in for 10 years burned to the ground.  My family and I lost everything.  Poems have always been a form of therapy for me, and I although I stopped for a period in my life, my desire for writing never died.  Here is a poem that briefly describes my memory of the house fire.

October Night

I know not what woke me up that night,

My eyes suddenly opened wide,

And yet I was unable to utilize my sight.

I frantically scrambled around to search for my phone,

I then realized at that moment, I was not alone.

As I headed to the door, I glanced to the right,

To see the flames as they raced through the house on this cold October night.

My screaming cries traveled all through the rooms as I fought through the heat,

I’ll never forget my mother’s face, it was a painful look of disbelief,

At the same moment, my father beside her stumbled to his feet.

One by one, the younger ones are brought to clean air,

After making that haunting call, I gazed around at the living nightmare.

The roof caved in, as the structure began to fall,

I see the ash float to the sky, as they once were memories that hung from our wall.

As I threw my arms around my family,

I prepared myself for the pain,

Because i knew in my heart things would never again be the same.

After the tears, I decided that night,

That was the end to a chapter, but not to my life.

Through the power of God, I chose to survive.

Sherrie-Marlene
Reach Magazine TV
Co-Host/ Segment Producer

This poem is copywritten by Sherrie Marlene.

November 5, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reach Magazine TV; Edutaining the Masses

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J-Love remembers “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” with fondness. He wants television to have similar offerings once again – entertainment that’s cool and wholesome, something you can watch with the entire family.

“[Reach Magazine TV is] something that’s fun and cool,” said Sherrie Marlene, “It’s not your cookie-cutter Christian show.”

Reach Magazine TV will feature music videos, celebrity interviews and segments on fashion trends. The first show will feature an interview with actor Ving Rhames (to air on LA Media TV).

To read the full article, click here.

Source: Daily Bulletin, November 3, 2009.

To learn more about Reach Magazine TV, visit the official website.

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

What Do You Know About Halloween?

Did you know, according to a Halloween statistics sheet posted on SunnyinLA.com, that…

There were 36 million Trick-Or-Treaters between the ages of 5 and 13 visiting approximately 111 million homes last year on Halloween? Or that…

1.1 Billion pounds of pumpkins were bought, carved, and/or consumed in 2008? And that…

About 23 pounds of candy was consumed per capita by Americans last year?

Go bananas this Halloween just like Reach Magazine TV’s J.O. in his banana suit and Sherrie Marlene playing nurse! Have a safe but spooky Halloween!

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October 30, 2009 Posted by | events | , , , , | Leave a comment