Annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at UE Set for June 18

first_imgAnnual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at UE Set for June 18The seventh annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at the University of Evansville is Saturday, June 18, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall in UE’s Ridgway University Center. This free event is a day of education, fun, and camaraderie for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military. The deadline for women veterans and current service members to register for the event is June 1.The day’s activities include facials, manicures, massages, and more, as well as sessions on military benefits, networking, and career information. Participants can meet fellow veterans of all ages and from all branches of the service. In the past, attendees have ranged in age from 20 to 105 years old, and traveled from as far away as Oklahoma and Washington, DC, to attend.Betty Moseley Brown, associate director for the Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Marine Corps veteran, will be the guest speaker. Brown is a dynamic speaker who has been instrumental in promoting awareness of the contributions made by women who served in the military through multiple department-wide efforts, such as VA’s Her Story campaign and the Face Behind the File: Women at War DVD.Brown has held several positions at the VA, including veterans benefits counselor, women veterans coordinator, veterans benefits administration, compensation and pension service and later for the associate deputy under secretary for policy and program management. She was the VBS’s first outreach coordinator, coordinating outreach activities of five major programs and providing veterans and their dependents with information on benefits and services administered by VA. She serves as the national president of the Women Marines Association, a non-profit charitable organization composed of women who have served or are serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps regular or reserve components.UE is proud to host this event and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. The University has received numerous recognitions for being military and veteran friendly including U.S. News & World Report as a top Midwestern university and eighth for Best for Veterans. UE has also received recognition from Military Friendly Schools, Military Times, U.S. Veterans Magazine, and Military Advanced Education.Women veterans and current service members may register online for the event at www.evansville.edu/veteransaffairs or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993 or UE coordinator of veteran affairs Cherie Leonhardt at 812-488-2141.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bath Cake Company widens range

first_imgBath Cake Company is offering customers an expanded range of sugarcraft and cake decorating supplies, following the recent expansion of its bakery.Celia Adams, owner, said the business had taken over an adjacent unit to its bakery on Lansdown Mews, Bath, and has expanded its shop area.Adams said that, at present, Bath was a very limited marketplace for sugarcraft supplies, with locals often having to travel far and wide to source supplies.The shop sells everything from edible glues to sugarpaste and cutters. Adams said it was stocked with many small items, which are offputting for people to order over the internet, due to huge postage and packaging charges in comparison to the item.She is also offering a service whereby the business will aim to source products requested by customers, that it does not currently stock.Bath Cake Company was established by Adams in 2010. In August last year, the business acquired past National Cupcake Competition award winner Country Cupcakes. Although Adams is running the two businesses from the same location, they are both trading a separate companies, due to Country Cupcakes’ existing presence in the market, she said.>>Country Cupcakes acquired by Bath bakerlast_img read more

Man caught with €1,000 in cash just hours after cafe robbery

first_imgA Letterkenny man was caught with more than €1,000 in cash just hours after a local cafe was broken into.Thieves broke into the Counter Deli in Letterkenny and took a cash register with its contents including €1,057 in cash. The intruders smashed the front window of the popular premises before gaining entry around 2am on July 18th last year.Gardai were alerted and launched an immediate investigation.Hours later Garda Elaine Gordon came across Matthew Lafferty whom she noticed was very nervous and was sweating profusely.Upon searching Lafferty under the Misuse of Drugs Act, Garda Gordon discovered he had €1,045 and a £20 note in his pocket.He was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station where he admitted breaking into the cafe.Matthew LaffertyThe till was later found damaged in a follow-up search.The total cost of the damage to the premises and to the till was €1,651.44.Lafferty, aged 25, was arrested on a bench warrant and appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, told the court that Lafferty, had been before the courts for the past 11 years and had been addicted to drink and drugs for a long time.He has 61 previous convictions for a range of offences including burglary, assault, possession of drugs, theft and road traffic offences.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until April 13th for sentence and ordered Laffety to sign on three times a week at Letterkenny Garda station, to keep a nightly curfew, to stay off drink and drugs and to make himself available to Gardai if he needed to be contacted.Man caught with €1,000 in cash just hours after cafe robbery was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:burglaryCounter Delidonegalletterkennylast_img read more