ARCADIA — Ashley Furniture Industries is donating more than 4,700 mattresses to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the company announced Wednesday. The Ashley-based furniture company estimates the value of the mattresses to be $1 million. “The images from Hurricane Maria were devastating to see. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the victims as they rebuild their communities,” Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley, said in a news release. Deliveries of
Arcadia native Brandon Zastrow has spent the past seven years working in different bands, most recently Twin Cities-based Sin City Escape, and touring nationally with artists. After Sin City Escape broke up around 1½ years ago, Zastrow, tired of the exhaustive, empty feeling of ending a band, decided to pursue a new challenge: He set out as a solo artist. “It’s a lot of work being in a band, it’s almost like dating four guys at once,” Zastrow said.