Buy a Famous Brick, Save a Musician’s Life KPL Joins the Fight for Suicide Prevention in Georgia
On April 5, 1980, the rock band R.E.M. played its very first show at St. Mary’s Steeple in Athens, Georgia. The concert kick-started an epic career for the band, and today St. Mary’s Steeple is still helping musicians one brick at a time — although in a very different way. In 2013, the Athens nonprofit Nuçi’s Space bought the steeple. Nuçi’s Space was created in memory of Nuçi Phillips,
2,000 bricks from the original 1871 structure were removed,” the Nuçi’s Space website explains. “The purchase of a Steeple Brick/Name Recognition gets you a brick, featuring an attached medallion of authenticity, a paper Certificate of Authenticity, and name recognition on
the steeple donor wall.” When a client who’s close to our hearts told Kevin Patrick about this initiative, he knew right away that KPL needed a brick! So, our team purchased one to support Nuçi’s Space and its mission for suicide prevention. “I’ve never been so happy to get a brick in the mail in my life!” Kevin says. “I’m looking forward to taking a road trip to the steeple soon.” To learn more about Nuçi’s Space and how you can buy a piece of history for a cause, visit Nuci.org. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or text "HELLO" to 741741 to start a free, confidential conversation.
a student musician who struggled with depression and passed away from suicide in 1999. The nonprofit offers medical services, counseling, support groups, and affordable practice space to Georgia musicians with mental health issues. When it bought the steeple, Nuçi’s Space preserved the site and created a memorial garden there. It also started selling steeple- themed posters, postcards, and even bricks from the famous venue to fund its programs. “In order to stabilize the St. Mary’s Steeple during rehabilitation, a portion of the brickwork needed to be replaced. In the process, over
Tomato and Watermelon Salad (Yes, Really!)
Bon Appétit magazine calls tomato and watermelon “soul mates,” and they’re right! This surprising gourmet salad will be a hit at your next barbecue.
1 tsp peppercorns, coarsely crushed 1 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed
• 4 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes • 2 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2- inch cubes • 8 oz feta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes • Sea salt, to taste
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1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/4 cup coconut oil
1. In a small saucepan, sauté spices and herbs in the coconut oil for 3 minutes over medium heat to create turmeric oil. Take the pan off of the heat, then let it cool.
2. Combine the watermelon,
tomatoes, and feta on a large platter or in a bowl. Drizzle with cooled turmeric oil. Now, simply sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy!
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