Charlotte dance troupe to perform tinikling in FACC gala night

 The Philippines' famed tinikling dance will be featured in the 28th Fil-American Community of the Carolinas (FACC) gala night next week....more

FACC to hold gala night on Nov. 14

The 2015 FACC officers with president Engr. Robert Escobal of Cebu City in the center and last year's president Dr. Malette Aquino-Oliveros second at right ...more

Countdown to FACC Gala Night starts now

The Fil-American Community of the Carolinas (FACC) promises a bigger, better Gala Night next month and advised those wishing to attend to buy tickets now while supply lasts.“Let this gala night on Oct. 25 be a uniting factor among us here at the Carolinas,” FACC president Malette Aquino-Oliveros told me. ...more

Malette dreams of Fil-Am youth group on Sept. 21 birthday

WITH three months to go before her term ends as president of the biggest Fil-American Community in the Carolinas (FACC), Malette Aquino-Oliveros said she still has a lot more projects in mind....more

Host a Party Tonight - Just Because You Can

By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & Entertaining Now is THE best time to have friends over to your home, as it has just been deep cleaned for spring!  What? You don’t like to entertain?  Worried that you can’t afford to host a party? You’ve never thrown a bash and have no idea how to do it? NO EXCUSES!  Don’t let laziness, or fear, stop you from entertaining....more

Got Heart, Give Hope

This little Australian expatriate does not get out very much to "grown up" events. Without close family and friends nearby and after a disastrous experience with an after school nanny, finding a good and trustworthy babysitter for Little Roo has proved too hard on most occasions....more

Are Charity Galas Facing Extinction?

The earth evolves and the world turns. The poor old dinosaur hit a brick wall due to the ice age…or was it a meteor? Or both? Whatever you believe one thing is for sure, they ultimately couldn’t survive the resulting dramatic climate change. So is the lavish black-tie Charity Gala in for its own abrupt end? A storm of factors are causing fundraising organizations from Newport Beach to Palm Beach to re-evaluate the scale and grandeur of black-tie galas. ...more