By John BurtonHIGHLANDS – The Highlands Business Partnership is moving forward with its second annual Taste of Highlands event, slated for June 22 throughout town.Carla Cefalo-Braswell, the partnership’s president, said there were discussions about canceling the event this year – despite how well it was received last year – because of the obstacles the community has faced during the last seven months as residents and business owners have worked to recover from the impact of Super Storm Sandy.“We had a dream of pulling it off, even with so many of our businesses were closed,” Cefalo-Braswell said.So far, about 16 restaurants and eateries have committed to the June 22 event. Last year, 21 participated, she said. While there will be fewer establishments participating, attendees will find the same quality that last year’s event highlighted. “You’re truly getting delicious food,” from some of the finest eateries and biggest draws in the area, Cefalo-Braswell said.Sandy hit Highlands hard, causing extensive damage, displacing many families and causing businesses to remain closed for months; many are still not open.This year promoting the event has been somewhat problematic.“A lot of people thought we weren’t going to have it because a lot of our restaurants were closed,” Cefalo-Braswell said.Out of about 25 restaurants and eateries in the borough, 18 have reopened. Unfortunately, Cefalo-Braswell said, there is a handful that likely will not reopen following the storm damage, including the Clam Hut, which had been operating for decades.The second annual Taste of Highlands, like last year’s event, will feature food and cocktails from the various borough locations from noon to 5 p.m. Ticketholders can come to either Veterans Park at Bay and Shrewsbury avenues or Huddy Park, Waterwich Avenue, to catch a ride with one of the party limousine buses that will be running throughout the day. Participants also can walk from site to site.Ticketholders will receive a drawstring backpack and a map marking the locations. Those who get their maps marked at all the participating establishments will qualify for a chance to win a $200 “Bid Buck” gift certificate, which can be used at any of the participating locations.Last year’s event turned out to be successful with many people waiting until the day of the event to purchase tickets, Cefalo-Braswell said. That success was a motivating factor in holding the event again.“It was well received,” said Doug Lentz, whose Inlet Café, 3 Cornwall St., in the business district, participated last year and will again be part of it.His restaurant was damaged in the storm and only reopened last month, so for Lentz, “anything that can raise our exposure is a good thing.”Now, business owners are just hoping for the weather to cooperate.“You get 16 weeks,” for the all-important summer season, he said, “and you’ve got to make the best of them.”Tickets are $40, the same as last year, and can be purchased at any of the participating locations or on the day of the event.The Taste of Highlands is being sponsored by the business partnership, the organization that markets and advocates for the local business improvement district, and by the Sandy Hook Police Benevolent Association. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association for its efforts to construct a playground in Highlands. The playground will be one of 26 to be built in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey as part of the association’s Where Angels Play project, in memory of the victims of Dec. 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
This Pro Vallecas match is the result of a consideration agreement between the Lightning Foundation and the Madrid City Council, which is renewed annually. The signing of this agreement establishes that all collection will be used entirely for a joint cause. The last edition coincided with the Ray-Grasshopper set for the Vallecas Trophy and the money (8,000 euros, 2,635 from ticket sales and 5,365 contributed by the club to reach the agreed minimum) was used to prevent truancy and dropout. El Rayo announced Thursday that the match against Betis, corresponding to the 16th of Copa del Rey, It will also be the IV Pro Vallecas match. That is to say, All money raised at the box office will go to different social projects. In addition, the franjirrojo club has fixed the prices of the tickets, which oscillate between 20 (fund) and 40 (central stand) euros For the general public. For its part, rayista subscribers will enter for free since this meeting is included in the season card. The localities to witness the cupping duel can be acquired from today. This Thursday, the ticket offices will remain open in the afternoon (from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday extend their schedule to tomorrow (from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) and afternoon (from 5:00 p.m.): 00 to 20:00). Also the same day of the game (Thursday, January 23, Vallecas, 9:00 pm) tickets will be dispatched 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. until the start of the meeting.
PHOTO GALLERIES: Tour | Tour, 2 | Family Ride Argentina’s Juan Jose Haedo won Saturday’s sixth stage of the Amgen Tour of California, but American Levi Leipheimer retained the overall lead with one day left. Leipheimer finished 25th in the main group and maintained his 21-second margin over CSC’s Jens Voigt of Germany. The Discovery Channel rider has led the race since winning the prologue last Sunday in San Francisco. “The other teams came out to crack the race leader,” Leipheimer said. “That’s expected. I’ve been on the other side of that before, so I know what it’s like. But there’s a reason why this team has won seven Tours de France. It knows what it’s doing.” Leipheimer was nearly involved in a crash about 5 miles into the stage when two of his teammates collided and went down just in front of him. He also lost his race lead during the stage to CSC rider Stuart O’Grady of Australia, who rode in a breakaway group of seven riders that gained a 2 -minute advantage. O’Grady began the day trailing by 1:20. But the lead group was caught about halfway through the last of three 3.5-mile finishing circuits. The 639.2-mile race concludes today in Long Beach with a 77.5-mile circuit race. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Haedo emerged from a large pack to win the 105.4-mile run from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita in 3 hours, 56 minutes, 5seconds. The CSC rider also won the second stage Tuesday in Sacramento. T-Mobile rider Greg Henderson of New Zealand placed second by less than a bike length. Current world road champion Paolo Bettini of Italy, who rides for Quick-Step/Innergetic, was third in the same time.
The project is part of $1.5 million dollars that’s been allocated for brownfield renewal, and is funding 19 projects in 13 B.C. communities.Brownfields are underused or abandoned commercial, or industrial property that has strong redevelopment potential.In a release, Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm says, “The $37,400 being provided to the Treaty 8 Tribal Association through the brownfield renewal program will allow the Association to expand it’s offices and provide more services. This is a great investment that will benefit First Nations and other local residents.- Advertisement -Since being introduced in 2008, the brownfield renewal program has provided close to $6 million for 101 projects in over 50 communities.
Tuesday’s shooting deaths seemed likely to increase calls for limits on private security firms, which have come under intense scrutiny since the Sept. 16 shooting deaths of as many as 17 Iraqi civilians allegedly by guards with Blackwater USA, the largest firm protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq. It was not clear what the Unity Resources Group convoy was doing Tuesday when the shooting occurred. The U.S. State Department said the convoy was not protecting American diplomats, but an embassy spokeswoman said an American nongovernmental organization may have been involved. The women killed were in a white Oldsmobile that drove into the intersection in the Karradah district as the convoy of three white and one gray SUVs was stopped about 100 yards away, according to a policeman who witnessed the shooting. The men in the SUVs threw a smoke bomb, apparently to warn the car against proceeding, said Riyadh Majid, the policeman. The woman driving tried to stop but was killed along with the passenger when two guards in the convoy opened fire, Majid said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said the Unity Resources Group had apologized after guards in four SUVs fired on a car carrying the women. Khalaf said the government and the company have begun investigations and that initial findings showed the guards fired 19 bullets. Unity Resources Group, which has operated in Iraq since 2004, employs security personnel from the U.S., Britain, Australia and New Zealand. A spokesman said there was a shooting involving one of its security teams and it was working with Iraqi authorities to determine the circumstances. Across Iraq on Tuesday, violence claimed the lives of at least 44 people, including 19 who died in coordinated suicide car bombings in the north that targeted a police chief and a Sunni sheik. WAR: Security firm involved was not escorting U.S. diplomats, State Department says. By Sameer N. Yacoub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD – Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.
BURBANK – NBC Universal plans to sell its entire 34-acre studio in Burbank to a development company that will inherit the right to build on the property, city and studio officials said Tuesday. M. David Paul and Associates will be the builder, with help from Stockbridge Real Estate Fund, officials said. The companies have created a joint entity – Catalina Media Development II LLC – to develop the remainder of the NBC lot. With NBC Universal set to move its operations to Universal City, the company reserves the right to lease the Burbank facility for several years while it makes the move. The daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” are among the shows produced at the Burbank studio. Under a 1997 agreement between NBC and Burbank, the new owner could build up to 670,000 square feet of office space for media companies, which is expected to bring both more jobs and more traffic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Certainly, NBC has the right to sell it,” said Burbank City Councilman Dave Golonski. “I think M. David Paul is an excellent owner who develops very high quality, nice projects. The projects he’s done in Burbank are all very good.” A representative of Santa Monica-based M. David Paul did not return repeated calls seeking comment. The company is already building a 14-story office tower on a nine-acre lot it bought from NBC in 2005 at Bob Hope Drive and Alameda Avenue, right across from the rest of the NBC lot. That project is slated to be finished in a year. Thomas Patrick Dore Jr., senior vice president for West Coast real estate for NBC Universal, wrote in a letter to city officials that Catalina would invest equity of $65 million in the project, and that Stockbridge would reserve $190 million in capital as support for its loan to buy the property. The financial aspect is important, because the Burbank City Council must sign off on whether the new owner has enough capital to undertake the project, city officials said. But under the 1997 development agreement, that is the only aspect of the transfer the council has jurisdiction over. The development agreement, which was approved by the City Council, allows for 1.8 million square feet of media-related office space to be built on the NBC lot, which fronts on Alameda and Olive avenues. But much of it is already developed, leaving only about 670,000 square feet left for development, officials said. Under the 1997 agreement, any company building on the remainder of the NBC lot would have to pay for traffic improvements on nearby streets, including restriping, new lanes and new signals. Since the NBC lot is next to the Ventura Freeway, development there would put fewer vehicles on city streets than it might in other parts of the city, said Mike Flad, assistant city manager. But officials still expect that when the new offices are built, it will bring more traffic to the area. “In terms of revenue for the city, it’s great news, in terms of the property tax and the addition of jobs to this community,” Flad said. In 2009, when Leno steps down, NBC Universal says, “The Tonight Show” will move to Universal City. In 2011, the company says, it will begin moving the rest of its facilities to Universal City, on a space near the MTA Red Line station. email@example.com 818-546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ivan Rakitic has reiterated his desire to stay with Barcelona, despite interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.Although the midfielder is still yet to agree a contract extension at the Camp Nou, reports he wants to leave are wide of the mark. REVEALED targets Rakitic looks set to stay at Barca, despite Premier League interest LATEST The midfielder was in tremendous form for Croatia at the World Cup Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The delay in signing a new deal over the summer sparked interest from Chelsea, City and United, who would be able to offer the Croatia international a huge pay rise.However, the 30-year-old has now revealed he is happy at Barcelona and not pushing for a new contract.“Yes I have stayed because I feel the people, I feel the football. The best thing for me to do is to defend this team and to play with them,” said Rakitic.“The president knows me very well. He knows that I am not expecting anything from him. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on 2 Latest Transfer News “If he calls me it is fine. If he doesn’t call me, it is fine too. He knows I am very happy going to training every day.“I just want to win many titles with Barca.”There could well be a scramble on instead for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who looks set to leave the club after a decade.The player’s agents confirmed and then quickly deleted Tweets on Tuesday night that their client would be leaving the Emirates.
The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty has welcomed further funding for a range of community groups and festivals in Donegal who are hosting events during the Gathering 2013.This funding which was made available from Failte Ireland and administered by Donegal County Council will see a total of €30,000 being allocated to 42 groups from various parts of the county.The Mayor says he welcomes this funding and believes that this funding will provide an added impetus for groups who are hosting a diverse range of Gathering events in 2013. To date, there are 133 events planned for Donegal in 2013 and all of these events are featured on both the national Gathering Ireland website and the local Donegal Gathering website www.donegalgathering.com .Mr. Seamus Neely, County Manager and Chair of Donegal Tourism congratulated the various groups and organisations who were successful in their applications for funding stating that “it is very encouraging to see the level of community interest in the whole initiative and the time and effort that has been put into the organisation of events for the betterment of communities in all parts of the county”.Mr. Neely also welcomed the opportunity for Donegal County Council to work in close co-operation with Failte Ireland and all the groups not only in regards to the grants but in terms of the overall Gathering Ireland initiative.List of successful Groups/Festivals: Group / Organisation FestivalLár Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann Cholm Cille Teo The ‘In Through’ GatheringInver Community Centre “Miles of Memories” A trip down memory lane in the Parish of InverBallyshannon 1980’s School Reunion Committee Ballyshannon’s 1980’s School ReunionO’Donnell Clan Association O’Donnell Clan Gtahering Glebe School Reunion Glebe School ReunionThe Gillen Clan Gathering The Gillen Clan GatheringLaghey Blast Festival Committee Laghey Blast FestivalBallyshannon Fisherman’s Memorial Erne Estuary Fishermen Monument Dedication Glencholmcille Folk Village Relive Ireland of 1750’s, 1850’s and 1950’sBundoran Community Development Group Pictures of Change Old & NewDrimarone School Reunion Committee Drimarone Schools’ GatheringThe Glen of Glenties Gathering Committee The Glen of Glenties Gathering CommitteeAn Fálcarrach le Chéile Siúlóidí Thullach BeaglaighFalcarragh Le Cheile The Evil Eye FestivalCommarchumann na Noileán Beag Gola Island FestivalComharchumann Forb, Ghoath Dobhair Féile Chnoc Fola’Gweebarra Fishing Club The GweebarraThe Johnny Doherty Festival The Johnny Doherty FestivalFalcarragh Tourers and Traders FestifalBurtonport Summer Festival Burtonport Summer FestivalInishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle It’s a Fine Thing to Sing, Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle Seminar, Workshops & Session SeriesMuff Youth and Sports Festival Muff Festival 2013 – The HomecomingDesertegney Community Hall Group Desertegney Community GatheringThe Charles Macklin Autumn School The Charles Macklin Autumn SchoolNewtown Focus Group Newtoncunningham Homecoming FestivalThe Cairn Cavanaghs of CarrowhughSixties Festival Group Come Gather Round People (Come Together – a festival of Sixties MusicAmazing Grace Festival Amazing Grace Festival 2013Ulster Canada Initiative Laurentic Conference and CommemorationColgan Heritage Colgan Heritage WeekendFeile Grianan Ailigh Feile Grianan Ailigh, Awakening of the HorsemenLennon Festival Ramelton Ramelton’s 44th Annual Lennon FestivalRathmullen Regatta Gathering Committee Rathmullen Regatta GatheringFéile Carraig Arts & Culture Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2013Dackview Ltd SeaFest Lough Swilly 2013Letterkenny Athletic Club The Letterkenny Athletic Club, a Minute Mile Challenge and the official Opening of the Danny Mc daid Athletics TrackO Doherty Doagh Beg Clan O’Doherty, Droaghbeg ClanMervagh Ramblers Walking Club Mervagh Ramblers Walking FestivalFinn Valley Agricultural Show 21st Annual Finn Valley Agricultural ShowDonegal Federation I.C.A I.C.A. Displays & Demonstrations of Traditional Arts & craftsDrumkeen Old School Reunion Drumkeen Old School ReunionTwin Towns Gathering Working Group Twin Towns GatheringMAYOR ANNOUNCES €30,000 FOR 42 GROUPS FOR THE GATHERING FESTIVAL was last modified: January 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 FOR 42 GROUPS FOR THE GATHERING FESTIVALMAYOR ANNOUNCES €30
Locals and tourists gathered in Carrigart last weekend to enjoy workshops, exhibitions, music and tours at the fourth annual Féile Carraig Arts & Culture festival.The core objectives of Féile Carraig Arts & Culture are to boost community morale by promoting social inclusion, raising the profile of local artists and to boost the local economy through arts.These were achieved through a wide range of events catering for all ages. The festival began with a tea dance at the Mevagh Day Centre where locals gathered to dance and share stories of times gone by.Over the weekend hundreds of people visited the Hay Hall where local artists displayed their finest work for the duration of the festival; such a variety of artistic talent was seen and highlighted just some of the hidden talent that lies within the parish of Mevagh.With all workshops free of charge it was inevitable they would fill up quickly. Participants enjoyed creative writing, outdoor photography, Irish dancing, storytelling, a puppet show, drawing, toddlers, juniors and teen arts and trad school lessons including tin whistle, accordion and fiddle workshops at Teach John Mickey Bans, the Mevagh Family Resource Centre, the Parochial Hall, Doe Castle and the Bewglass Centre.Workshops for both adults and children were held over Friday and Saturday and had a full attendance. Emma Lou Kerr and Art Farms art workshops allowed children, toddlers and teenagers to explore their artistic skills, each leaving with their own piece of art for pride placing at home.Martin Fleming’s outdoor photography workshop taught participants how to capture a perfect sunset overlooking Tramore Beach.Wayne O’Connor’s Revolting Rhymes workshop brought Roald Dahl’s stories alive in a reimagined and suitably revolting way in the Bewglass Centre.The Open Mic Night of music, song and poetry on Friday night in Logue’s Bar unveiled even more local talent and offered a platform for local and visiting performers to share their talent with a packed and enthusiastic audience.It was hosted by John McNutt who kept the night flowing with music. On Saturday morning a group of Ramblers braved the hills of Carrigart to enjoy a 8k walk and take in the stunning scenery.Many continued their day at Doe Castle joining Geraldine Murray’s drawing day to capture the stunning view.Afterwards The Trial of Ogma Family Treasure Hunt took place in Mulroy Estate where families explored the surroundings and hunted their treasure in the mystical, magical candlelit Mulroy Forest.Marina Anderson, originally from Glen, also held a solo exhibition in the Olde Glen Bar for the duration of the festival and continues until Friday 29th August. On Saturday afternoon children were delighted with the ‘Monsters & Things’ Puppet show by magician Jay Ryan who amazing his crowd with magic tricks!Locals were also given the opportunity to learn or practice their tin whistle, fiddle or accordion playing skills in Teach John Mickey Bans at Trad School, a new event for the festival based on last year’s feedback.Everyone proudly played their new skill for the crowds at the end of the workshop.On Saturday and Sunday talented artists took to the streets of Carrigart with crafts stalls displaying and selling their fine craftsmanship’s to eager crowds who also enjoyed music sessions on the main street organised by Jasmine Carney.Other musical highlights included Patsy Dan the King of Tory, DD and the Delta Boys, Stray and the Hot Tamales.Music enthusiasts gathered from all over the world to hear the King of Tory and his guests in the Carrigart Hotel on Saturday night, a traditional session was enjoyed by all and Patsy was delighted to be back playing in Carrigart for the festival for the third year running.On Sunday afternoon Eve McGettigan’s Irish dancing workshop saw groups of children learn to dance in just under two hours.Another highlight of the festival was the Church Crawl led by Bruce Campbell around the Presbyterian Church, the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and then St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Carrigart.Large crowds gathered to take advantage of the unique talk.Afterwards a popular craft beer tasting workshop in Logue’s offered participants the chance to taste craft beers from around the world.A family fun day in the Strand Park also took place on Sunday afternoon. Parents brought their children to enjoy bouncy castles, falconry, face painting and balloon modelling.The strand park was the perfect location for such an event, overlooking the stunning surrounding views.For the first time Féile Carraig Arts & Culture organised their own Sea Themed Carnival Parade.Both locals and tourists participated in a colourful and creative display of all things ‘maritime’.Children and adults dressed up in colourful costumes before taking to Carrigart Main Street to bring a spectacular close to Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2014 in front of hundreds of people who lined the streets in awe.The festival committee were overwhelmed once again with attendances at this year’s festival.Awareness of the festival is continuing to grow year on year and they are already very excited for next year’s event!Locals are beginning to take more interest in the festival and the committee would like to invite any feedback or people wishing to get involved to contact them either on Facebook or by calling 085 136 0837.The festival has been described by locals as a unique one, which has inspired them to develop their creative and artistic skills.The key to its growth is to keep the emphasis on ‘local’.A raffle draw will take place in the coming days where locally donated prizes will go to several lucky winners who purchased raffle tickets over the weekend.The festival committee have expressed their gratitude to everyone who participated, volunteered or donated to this year’s festival; they sincerely hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend in Carrigart and look forward to seeing you all again next year.PICTURE SPECIAL- FOURTH FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL A MASSIVE SUCCESS was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesFéile Carraig Arts Festivalnewspicture special