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OCBP Then and Now: Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Is Wednesday

first_imgA weekly feature from Ocean City Beach Patrol historian Fred Miller:Eighteen years ago on August 9, 1996, the Ocean City Beach Patrol won the surf dash relay at the Cape-Atlantic Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Tournament. This picture was in the August 13 Sentinel-Ledger over this caption: “Winners of the surf dash can relay for Ocean City included, Melissa Koch, flanked by, from left, Stephanie Wilson, Sara Griffith, and Kristie Brown.”Kristie Brown Chisholm and Melissa Koch Jeck will be inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame at the lifeguard reunion party, Saturday evening, August 9 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road in Somers Point. For information, call Fred Miller at 609-398-5811.Ocean City will host the 11th annual OCBP Women’s Invitational on Wednesday, July 23 on the 34th Street beach. The first event, the sprint doubles rowing race, will begin at 6:15 p.m. Ocean City will be trying to win their fourth straight title. The following were on last year’s championship team: Rachel Boudart, Holly Berenotto, Lexi Santer, Erin Curry, Carly Wray, Samantha Brady and Erin Myers.last_img read more

O.C. Board of Realtors Collects Winter Clothes For Homeless

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThe Ocean City Board of Realtors kicked off its annual Warmth for Winter coat drive to collect cold weather items for those in need. And this year, items will be donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.“It’s time to switch over your wardrobe from summer to winter and clean out your closets, we encourage our fellow realtors, friends and neighbors to donate items that are gently used or new, that will provide warmth for the winter to families in need,” said Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Community Services committee for the Board of Realtors.The clothing drive began this week and continues through Nov. 25.Each year local families and business owners drop off to the Board of Realtors an abundance of sweatshirts, blankets, and winter coats to help with the clothing drive.Comforters, blankets and bed sheets are among the items that have been donated each year.Votta said in addition to clothing, people could donate new underwear and socks.“If anyone wants to buy anything, I would suggest buying underwear and socks. I know there is always a need for those items,” she pointed out. “We also need hats, gloves and scarves to donate.”Travel size toiletries, such as shampoos and soaps, are also welcomed.When the Board of Realtors received a letter from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission seeking clothing, the team decided to focus on giving to the rescue mission for the coat drive.“They are having a clothing drive right now asking people to clean out their closets and drawers and donate them to people who need them, so we thought we would help them and join in the drive,” Votta said. “From what I understand, the rescue mission is in dire need of clothing. It is the first time the rescue mission has ever sent out a letter looking for clothing before.”Since about 2011, Votta has headed up the clothing drive with the help of fellow realtors.“I probably have about 20 people on my Community Service Committee,” Votta said of the team that organizes the yearly drive. “I call them all in when we get all of the coats so we can fill up the cars and take them over to where we are donating them.”Each year the clothing drive is done in cooperation with the Clothes Closet of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, an association of local churches that gives families in need some assistance.However, this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there aren’t enough volunteers at the Ecumenical Council and the hours are limited, Votta said.She noted that the Board of Realtors and the Ecumenical Council still plan to partner in February to do the annual food drive.Donations can be dropped off at the office of the Ocean City Board of Realtors at 405 22nd Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations are placed inside a plastic bag, and plastic bags will be provided as needed.For more information contact Vicki Heebner at 609-399-0128 or [email protected] may be dropped off at the Ocean City Board of Realtors office at 405 22nd Street. Realtor Gloria Votta folds clothing that was collected during the 2018 clothing drive. last_img read more

City of South Bend awards $343,000 to organizations for youth/violence prevention programs

first_img Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – January 28, 2021 2 230 WhatsApp Previous articleBenton Harbor accepting applications for recreational marijuana permitsNext articleWhitmer delivers third State Of The State Address 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews City of South Bend awards $343,000 to organizations for youth/violence prevention programs Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The City of South Bend has announced the award of $343,000 to 50 local organizations for youth engagement initiatives and violence prevention programs.The new grant program, managed by the Office of Community Initiatives, focuses on funding initiatives that provide mentorship for young people, help connect youth with employment training and opportunities, and conduct community outreach and youth engagement activities.Recipients were scored and chosen by an 8-person selection committee that included: Antonius Northern, Kintae Lark, Jan Marable, Maggie Gibney, Shay Davis, Romona Bethany, Moe Scott, and Lari’onna Green.The organizations receiving awards are:Rise Up Academy Restorative Justice InitiativeImani UnidadLTIA (Let’s Turn It Around)IMPower CenterMamas Against ViolenceTransformation Ministries: Iron Sharpens IronGreater ImpactMentoring MomentsChoices for Life South BendGentleman & Scholars, Inc.Free Your Wings, Inc.Emaculate Enterprise LLCConnect 2 Be The Change LTDProject Impact South Bend: CUC Community Commercial KitchenFuture MattersArk Angels, Inc.The Strong FriendRHS Restorative Justice Student LeadershipBig Brothers Big SistersThe Beacon Resource CenterJustice for MichianaSouth Bend Chapter Indiana Black Expo, Inc.The Michiana Athletic and Rec. AssociationProject Impact South Bend, Inc./Sons and Daughters of DestinyFathers First 2.0Dream Builders Project, Inc.Women’s Outreach Ministries: The IncubatorWright Chosen MinistriesMLK Senior Men’s ClubNo Sleep Neighborhood Group: Studio/ArcadeBig Chef Corey’s Junior Chef ProgramJoe Wingo GroupBully Me BaddOcean of OpportunitySwella’s VilleIMP Operations LLPGifted Genius FoundationBully Boy EntertainmentScholarworkshipMichiana HubFaith in Indiana: Live Free South BendUnderground Basketball League (UB League)Legendary Era LLCSilence the ViolenceEminence DanceInduce My Purpose Inc.Women Entrepreneurs MatterStyle Girlz Beauty Salon and Empowerment StationSoldiers VolleyballFord Strong Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

News story: 40 reasons to back the Brexit deal

first_imgFree movement will come to an end, once and for all, with the introduction of a new skills-based immigration system.We will take back full control of our money which we will be able to spend on our priorities such as the NHS. We will leave EU regional funding programmes – with the UK deciding how we spend this money in the future.The jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will end.In the future we will make our own laws in our own Parliaments and Assemblies in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.We will leave the Common Agricultural Policy.We will leave the Common Fisheries Policy and become an independent coastal state again, with control over our waters.We will be able to strike trade deals with other countries around the world. Deals can be negotiated and ratified during the implementation period and put in place straight afterwards.We will be an independent voice for free trade on the global stage, speaking for ourselves at the World Trade Organisation, for the first time in decades.We will be freed from the EU’s political commitment to ever closer union.We will be out of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, recognising the UK’s long track record in protecting human rights.A fair settlement of our financial obligations, which will be less than half what was originally predicted.Both the one million UK citizens living in the EU and the three million EU citizens living in the UK will have their rights legally guaranteed so they can carry on living their lives as before.We will have a free trade area with the EU, with no tariffs, fees, charges or quantitative restrictions across all sectors, helping to protect UK jobs. We will be the only major economy with such a relationship with the EU. We’ve agreed with the EU that we will be as ambitious as possible in easing the movement of goods between the UK and the EU as part of our free trade area.We will have an implementation period after we leave the EU during which trade will continue much as it does now. This will allow government, businesses and citizens time to prepare for our new relationship.The deal will see a greater reduction in barriers to trade in services than in any previous trade deal.There will be an agreement that means UK citizens can practice their profession in the EU. A comprehensive deal that secures access to the EU market for our financial services sector meaning the EU cannot withdraw it on a whim. This will provide stability and certainty for the industry.A best in class agreement on digital, helping to facilitate e-commerce and reduce unjustified barriers to trade by electronic means.We have agreed that there will be arrangements that will let data continue to flow freely, vital across our economy and for our shared security. Trade arrangements for gas and electricity will help to ease pressure on prices and keep supply secure.Strong rules will be in place to keep trade fair, so neither the UK nor EU can unfairly subsidise their industries against the other.We will have a comprehensive Air Transport Agreement and comparable access for freight operators, buses and coaches.We have agreed that there will be arrangements so we can take part in EU programmes like Horizon and Erasmus.There will be a co-operation agreement with Euratom, covering all the key areas where we want to collaborate.Visa-free travel to the EU for holidays and business trips will continue. Our new security partnership will mean sharing of data like DNA, passenger records and fingerprints to fight crime and terrorism, going beyond any previous agreement the EU has made with a third country.Our new security partnership will enable the efficient and swift surrender of suspected and wanted criminals.Close co-operation for our police forces and other law enforcement bodies.We will continue to work together on sanctions against those who violate international rules.We will work together on cyber-security threats and support international efforts to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.Disputes between the UK and the EU on the agreement will be settled by an independent arbitrator, ensuring a fair outcome.We will meet our commitment to ensure that there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.We will keep the Common Travel Area between the United Kingdom and Ireland, ensuring everyday life continues as now.We will keep the Single Electricity Market between Northern Ireland and Ireland, which will help maintain a stable energy supply and keep prices down in Northern Ireland.Both sides will be legally committed, by the Withdrawal Agreement, to use “best endeavours” to get the future relationship in place by the end of the implementation period, helping to ensure the backstop is never used.An agreement to consider alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, including all facilitative arrangements and technologies, and to begin preparatory work on this before we leave the EU, reflecting shared determination to replace the backstop.In the unlikely event we do have to use the backstop, a UK-wide customs area will ensure there is no customs border in the Irish Sea.Gibraltar’s British sovereignty will be protected.The deal delivers on the referendum result. It takes back control of our money, borders and laws whilst protecting jobs, security and the integrity of the United Kingdom.last_img read more

Kandy Bar Bakery delivers pies for terminally ill man

first_imgThe Kandy Bar Bakery in Scotland has come to the aid of a terminally ill man with a delivery of his favourite pies. Craig Ballantyne, 55, is suffering from cancer and Scotch pies are one of the only things he has an appetite for. Originally from Saltcoats, Scotland, but now living in Wiltshire, his wife took to Facebook after finding out that the Kandy Bar Bakery was crowned World Scotch Pie champions this year to try and get some delivered.The bakery does not usually deliver pies, but when Kandy Bar’s owner and previous Scottish Baker of the year Stephen McCallister heard about the situation, he arranged a relay delivery with a group of ex-army volunteers, to get the pies to Ballantyne.He said: “I just wanted to make sure he got one of his final requests. He is the same age as me and a Saltcoats man just like me, and my heart really went out to him.“If we can give him a moment of happiness, then it will all be worth it.”The journey updates were posted on the Kandy Bar’s Facebook page and the pies arrived yesterday evening just in time for dinner.In a comment to friends and family of the man, the bakery said: “These pies, like all our bakery goods, are baked with love by us for you. It’s a small gesture that we hope will remind your husband of his home town. We’re delighted to be able to fulfil his wish.”last_img read more

Costa is first coffee chain to launch vegan line

first_imgCosta Coffee has become the first UK coffee shop chain to launch a vegan product registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.The new Vegan Fruit Crumble is dairy-, gluten- and wheat-free and consists of a plum, cranberry and sultana filling sandwiched between a cinnamon-spiced biscuit base and crumble topping.The crumbles are being produced Cumbrian family-run bakery Bells of Lazonby and went on sale at Costa stores nationwide on 7 January for an RRP of £1.70.Jane Treasure, Costa’s head of food and beverage development in the UK, said: “We’re dedicated to offering all our customers a variety of products and I am really pleased to add a vegan option to provide more choice for those with dietary requirements.”We’re delighted that this sweet treat will be featured alongside our other Coeliac Society-approved menu options including our Chicken with Coconut and Lime Dressing Wrap and our Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie.”300,000 vegans in the UKAccording to Costa, there are at least 300,000 vegans in the UK, with the number on the rise, and the decision to create the crumble came from listening to customer and social media feedback.Jasmijn de Boo, chief executive at the Vegan Society, said: “It is fantastic that another major high street retailer has listened to its customers and put a delicious vegan option on the menu. More people than ever went vegan last year and, with even more expected this year, Costa’s vegan addition shows they are being conscientious towards customers’ compassionate choices.”Costa Coffee recently launched Costa Fresco, a food-to-go concept selling dishes including porridge, salads and quiches, on Tottenham Court Road, London.last_img read more

Willie Nelson Invites Stephen Colbert Onto His Tour Bus, Plays Frank Sinatra Song On “The Late Show” [Watch]

first_imgWillie Nelson stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, for an interview segment and to perform a tune. Stopping by in support of his latest album, My Way, a collection of Frank Sinatra covers, Willie Nelson invited Stephen Colbert onto his fabled tour bus for the interview portion of the evening, parked on 53rd Street outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan.The 85-year old country legend and 11-time Grammy winner welcomed Colbert onto his bus with open arms, as Colbert joked, “I thought I was gonna have you on my show, but you’re having me on yours.” Colbert then let Nelson know that, “Obviously, I have to start off by letting you know I’m not a cop.”Nelson discussed his admiration for Democratic Texas Senate candidate, Beto O’Rourke, a polar opposite of Ted Cruz in every single way, and the Texans badmouthing his upcoming free benefit concert for O’Rouke. Nelson and Colbert also discussed Willie’s looks over the years, pondered which famous folks Nelson would most like to smoke a joint with, and amusingly responded to photos of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Watch video of Stephen Colbert’s conversation with Nelson below:Willie Nelson – The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – 9/19/2018[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]The second segment of the show featured the Red Headed Stranger playing Frank Sinatra‘s “Summer Wind”, which Willie recorded for his recently released album, My Way. Watch video of the performance below:Willie Nelson – “Summer Wind” – 9/19/2018[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]Willie Nelson’s ongoing Outlaw Music Festival rolls on tomorrow, Friday, September 21st, with a stop at Mansfield, MA’s Xfinity Center. From there, Willie will head to Hartford, CT to perform at Farm Aid 2018 alongside Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Particle Kid, and more. For a full list of Willie Nelson’s upcoming tour dates, head here.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

For the love of theater

first_imgAmy Brenneman ’87 and Sabrina Peck ’84 began their longtime collaboration when they were undergrads at Harvard and bonded over their love for theater.Though Brenneman majored in comparative religion and Peck in social studies, the two went on to drama careers at opposite ends of the country. Brenneman became a Hollywood actress, writer, and producer, with credits in TV shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Judging Amy,” “Private Practice,” and HBO’s “The Leftovers.” Peck settled in New York City and found her calling as a theater director and choreographer.Thirty years later they remain close, and their working partnership is a testament to their belief that collaborators are almost as important as best friends or business partners.That was one of the takeaways of “Performing Our Experience: Tools for Creating Original Theater,” which Brenneman and Peck offered last week as part of the January Arts and Media Seminars sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard.The pair taught students how to create scenes based on personal experiences during the five-hour session, but they also spoke about their longstanding collaboration.“It’s not only about teaching tools and methods,” said Peck. “We encouraged them to value their current collaborators on campus, to recognize that these people might become their important artistic allies in the future, as Amy and I have been for each other since college.”Thomas Peterson ’18 (from left), Connor Doyle ’19, and Miriam Huettner ’17 collaborated in a performance. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerIn the mid-1980s, the two co-founded Cornerstone Theater Company, a traveling ensemble that adapts classic plays to local communities. In 2011, they co-created “Mouth Wide Open,” a theater piece based on Brenneman’s experiences as she searched for spirituality in a place better known for its red carpets.Drawing from life to make art is one of Peck’s signature techniques when creating plays. The workshop offered methods and tools for students to “generate, distill and develop theatrical material that comes from a personal, authentic place,” she said.“These methods are valuable for their own creative self-expression, but they are also invaluable when collaborating with diverse communities,” Peck said. “They help elicit and develop the stories that often don’t get told, with the people from whom we seldom get to hear.”On a recent afternoon at the director’s studio in the Office for the Arts building, eight students sat on the floor listening to Brenneman and Peck. At Peck’s prompting, the students wrote brief stories around a personal object. Working in small groups, they chose a story and created a performance, all in 20 minutes. Students giggled and smiled as they worked on their scripts and incorporated the movement exercises they had learned in the morning.“Storytelling is the fun part,” said Peck, sitting on the floor next to Brenneman. “What could be more exciting than a moment of creation?”After the workshop, Brenneman praised Peck’s techniques. As an undergraduate, Peck created CityStep at Harvard University, a popular outreach program now in its 32nd year, whose members teach public schoolchildren in Cambridge dance and theater as a means of self-expression.“Sabrina has a unique way to generate material from everybody because everybody has a story to tell,” Brenneman said.Most of the students’ scripts dealt with the anxiety of being freshmen and the pressure of academic life while trying to find their places in the world.For the students, the workshop was an opportunity to create something on the spot and experience the thrill of improvisation.KeeHup Yong ’19 said the highlight was learning to turn words into a performance. Garrett Allen ’16 learned that “theater is a personal experience.” And Hanna Psychas ’18 relished the spontaneity.“I thought there is a need for a plan,” Psychas said to her peers at the end of the workshop. “But then I realized the first impulse is the playful impulse.”For students who want to go into show business, Brenneman offered a few words of wisdom.“Keep writing, creating, and keep at it,” she said. “And say yes to everything. It’s not a time to decide anything. Just to experience it.”And cultivate collaborators, partners in creation, said Peck.“Amy and I met when we were students,” she said. “We have a rich collaboration that has evolved over time, but every time we’re together, ideas fly.”last_img read more

Eddy Street provides off-campus jobs

first_imgThe new additions to Eddy Street to the Notre Dame community provide not only places to eat, shop and live near the University, but jobs as well. While Notre Dame strives to provide on-campus jobs, some students find they prefer working off campus. Cedric Strickland, a sophomore computer science major who worked at Hammes Bookstore on Eddy Street over the summer, found the job while living off-campus for a summer semester. “I needed a job, and I liked the environment off campus better,” he said. “I didn’t want to be a student worker. I wanted a real job.” Senior Katrina Corcoran also found summer employment at Eddy Street. “I was here over the summer for summer classes and saw that Kildare’s was opening,” Corcoran said. “I knew that working at an Irish pub would be a lot of fun, or ‘craic’ as the Irish say, and, on the more practical side, more lucrative than continuing to work on campus. It is very convenient and adds balance to your life as an ND student.” When it comes to balancing school with work, though, on-campus jobs win out, Strickland said. “Working at Kildare’s is more intense than where I have previously worked [on campus] because you are constantly waiting on customers and helping out in the kitchen. Fridays before game days I normally go seven to eight hours without taking a break,” Corcoran said. Off-campus jobs can also be used as a supplement to on-campus jobs students already have. In addition to being a waitress at Kildare’s, Corcoran still works at the Center for the Study of Language. Strickland said he also worked at The Huddle and Legends in addition to the bookstore on Eddy Street. “I ended up having two jobs — I worked at Legends as well as the bookstore — and that meant balancing everything with coursework,” Strickland said. “On campus is more flexible. Off campus would work around my school schedule, but they wouldn’t work around Legends.” In spite of this, students still like working off campus. “My favorite part has been meeting more people from the South Bend area,” Corcoran said. “I feel like I am finally learning more about South Bend after being here for three years. I have also had the chance to meet [football] coach [Brian] Kelly, [former Irish football player Daniel] “Rudy” [Ruettiger] and [former Irish football player] Jim Flanagan while working at Kildare’s.”last_img read more

Rock Bottom Hits Off-Broadway, Begins Performances

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 20, 2015 Related Shows The show previously ended a limited off-Broadway engagement on October 16, 2014. It features familiar songs heard in Everett’s monthly showcase with her band The Tender Moments at Joe’s Pub and new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz. The complete company includes Celisse Henderson, Paul Iacono, and Chelsea Packard. Rock Bottom, starring Bridget Everett, will rise again off-Broadway from January 6! Created by Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Matt Ray, the show will play through February 20 at Joe’s Pub. Directed by Wittman, Rock Bottom is the story of what happens when you’re too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, Everett barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her to redemption.center_img Rock Bottom View Commentslast_img read more