Highlands Hopes for Henry Hudson Trail Expansion

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HIGHLANDS – Last year, borough residents observed construction crews passing through town to access the storm-battered Atlantic Highlands segment of the Henry Hudson trail to execute a million dollars’ worth of repairs.The popular trail for bikers, strollers and runners ends at the Highlands border.The opening of that renovated trail has revived a discussion in Highlands about the potential value of extending the route through the bay-front town.On Feb. 7, the borough council unanimously voted to ask the Monmouth County Park System (MCPS) for assistance in connecting the 24-mile-long Henry Hudson Trail to Highlands. A detailed, Intra-Borough Bike Path plan was introduced and presented in late 2011 but was shelved in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy months later.“It just so happens that you kind of get cut off once the bike path ends from Atlantic Highlands, which is ridiculous,” said Highlands councilwoman Rosemary Ryan, who helped oversee the report in 2011. “You can get to Hartshorne Park and Sandy Hook from here.”Joe Sardonia, an MCPS supervising landscape architect, said talks about extending the trail into Highlands had stalled after Sandy.“We haven’t really looked at that very closely recently,” Sardonia said, “and it’s a bit disjointed.”The 2011 plan was generated to be both a thoroughfare for bikers and joggers who utilize the trail, as well as for residents looking for a safe way to commute by bicycle through Highlands. The small, 0.71-square-mile bayside community hopes to connect the Henry Hudson Trail to about a dozen local roadways with significance.The report was split into four categories – the Henry Hudson Trail section, Huddy Park section, Downtown section and the Hill section – each offering its own unique amenities. Bicyclists would be able to safely access many of Highlands’ restaurants, local businesses and its numerous borough, county and state parks.“It would be a direct benefit to our local economy,” said Carla Cefalo-Braswell, president of the Highlands Business Partnership. “It would definitely be an economic driver because people would potentially see more businesses instead of seeing the trail ending and not coming into town.”The report also suggests bike racks, interpretive signage, informational kiosks and bicyclist-friendly roadway markings all be implemented along the route.The most challenging aspect of the bike path, per the report, is the Hill section, where bicyclists would have to cross Route 36 and traverse up hilly roads to the historic Twin Lights State Park and to the 794-acre Hartshorne Woods Park.At Hartshorne Woods Park, the park system has been improving Battery Lewis over the past few years. The former military outpost served as a defensive location for Fort Hancock’s protection on the New York Harbor during World War II. The site has become a refurbished, walk-through informational center set to open in the spring.But Sardonia said connection to Hartshorne Woods Park would not be so easy.“I think it would be a benefit,” he said, “but the question is how do you do that in a safe manner, given the existing roads?”Ryan, the councilwoman, said she also envisioned the Henry Hudson Trail running through Highlands onto Gateway National Recreation Area and then into Sea Bright.The Henry Hudson Trail currently runs in sections from Freehold to Atlantic Highlands, passing through Marlboro, Matawan, Keyport, Hazlet and Middletown. According to the park system, it was formerly called the Bayshore rail corridor, a 19th-century rail line serving towns from Aberdeen to Atlantic Highlands.In 1980, Monmouth County secured a grant to acquire the property from Conrail. In 1990, the county took control of the right-of-way and began rehabilitating the trail through federal grants a few years later. New Jersey Transit currently owns the trail corridor.The complete Intra-Borough Bicycle Plan can be found online at HighlandsBorough.org.This article first appeared in the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers open against top-ranked Southridge at Triple-A Boys Basketball Championships

first_img“However, this Storm team isn’t shy at shooting from the outside so it will be a challenge to defend inside and out.”The Bombers have some experience of their on the roster.Grade 12 seniors Josh Matosevic, Robby Dixon and Jake Anderson are all making their third straight trip to the provincial tournament.Matosevic’s 21 provincial point average and 12 rebounds will be counted on to lead the Bomber attack.Dixon will do his damage leading the Bomber arsenal from the point guard position while Anderson, who is battling the flu, averages 12 points a game.Also counted on for points and defence is Grade 11 Vinnie Watson, also making his third trip to the tournament.“We aren’t deep with only nine players on our roster including two Grade 10’s — Brock and Dyllan Dixon — so our success depends on our ability to stay healthy,” Phelan said.“Seven of our 14 losses came during injuries to our two best players  —Josh Matosevic and Rob Dixon — where we lost often narrowly by less than 10 pts.”The game tips off at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.Win, and the Bomber move along the championship trail to play at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.A loss drops LVR into the consolation side of the 16-team tournament against the loser of Mark Isfeld of Courtenayand Duchess Park of Prince George. It’s never easy playing high school basketball in the Kootenays.Tons of travel due to weak competition inside the zone makes it tough for program to succeed.And when it comes to playing at the provincials, it gets even tougher.The L.V. Rogers Bombers take the place of David against Goliath as the Kootenay reps meet top ranked Southridge of Surrey on opening day of the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday the Langley Events Centre.“Most team’s schedules wrap up at the end of the season where they have to compete just to get a shot at making the provincials. . .. We are fortunate enough that we essentially have a bye to provincials because we have been so beat up in the past 2-3 weeks that if we had to play anyone it would have been tough to field a healthy squad,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan, a two-time provincial champion during his high school career at Trafalgar and LVR.“But coming into this week we seem to have kicked the sick bug and our key guys with injuries have had some down time to recover from a grueling travel schedule which saw us travel to the Okanagan or Lower Mainland on six separate occasions.”Phelan said Southridge returns three starters from last year. One of the returnees is versatile 6’8” center in Hunter Hughes.“We have been preparing to stop him,” Phelan explained.last_img read more

HAS HUSBAND-TO-BE SEAMUS COLEMAN READ ‘THE SCRIPT’?

first_imgSeamus Coleman and Rachel Cunningham who are to wed tomorrow.Killybegs will put on its brightest smile tomorrow when local soccer hero Seamus Coleman marries childhood sweetheart Rachel Cunningham.The down-to-earth couple have opted for a low-key wedding with the reception taking place at Harvey’s Point outside Donegal Town.However, reports have suggested that one slightly glamorous exception to the rule may be the wedding band – rumoured to be Irish pop sensations The Script. Have The Script ben pencilled in to play at Seamus Coleman’s wedding?Whether or not the Dublin rockers turn up remains to be seen, but the community of the harbour town are certainly looking forward to the day.The couple are remaining tight-lipped about the plans but they have invited many locals to the bash.Many of teacher Rachel’s school-friends have been invited as have Seamus’ former team-mates from St Catherine’s FC and Killybegs GAA team.Rachel had her hen party in Spain a number of weeks back but Seamus waited to have his stag bash after last Saturday night’s crunch European Championship game against Scotland in Dublin. Locals say they are not surprised that Seamus and Rachel have shunned the celebrity circuit and opted for a normal wedding.“There is nothing stuck-up about Seamus or Rachel. They both come from really honest, hard-working families and Seamus just happens to b a football player.“When he coms home to Killybegs, he is just one of the lads and he is rated the same way by his friends as he was when h was playing for St Catherine’s or for Sligo Rovers.“Everyone is wishing them well and is hoping that they have a rally lovely day. They are a lovely couple and thy deserve all the happiness that comes their way,” said one local woman.HAS HUSBAND-TO-BE SEAMUS COLEMAN READ ‘THE SCRIPT’? was last modified: June 19th, 2015 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:Killybegsseamus colemanThe Scriptweddinglast_img read more

Key Takeaways for Professionals on Building Trust & Credibility

first_imgOn Wednesday the MFLN Military Caregiving concentration hosted their monthly webinar on ‘Empowering Those We Help: Building Trust and Credibility’ to military helping professionals that may be working with family caregivers of wounded service members and those caring for someone with special needs.The professional development training was more of a “back to basics” guide that focused on principles to effective services on empowering families and increasing resilience, while recognizing that families have expert-level knowledge regarding their own experiences and key insight into the needs of their loved one.Upon completion of the webinar, presenter Alicia Cassels, Extension Professor from West Virginia University, provided key takeaways for professionals to think about as they go forth in their work with military families.  As you read the following key takeaways, think about how these may affect your work experience. Do these represent your current work environment or are there areas for improvement?Effective service provision empowers families and helps increase resilience.Effective service providers recognize that families have expert-level knowledge regarding their own experiences and key insight into the needs of their loved ones.Communication styles, family culture, base culture, special needs and other factors impact family decisions to seek support. Professional skills, personal attributes and experiences influence provider interactions with families.It is important for providers to learn as much as possible about the cultures that they serve.Effective helping professionals convey key characteristics when collaborating with families. These characteristics include: unbiased, emotionally mature, culturally competent, non-judgmental, accepting, empathetic, objective and empowering.Comprehensive needs assessments should be conducted prior to goal setting and should identify family strengths and needs.Periodic reviews of goals should be conducted in order to address changing family needs and priorities.Providers are ideally seen as hubs for accurate information, family support and needs-based referrals.Collaborative working relationships with organizations that serve your population will increase your capacity to help families access necessary services.It is important to assist families in adjusting expectations regarding services based on knowledge of typical timelines and experiences.If you missed Wednesday’s MFLNMC webinar there is still time to watch the recording and receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion for training hours. Simply go to, ‘Empowering Those We Help: Building Trust and Credibility’ to learn more.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on August 21, 2015.last_img read more

Premiumbeat’s Ultimate DSLR Giveaway Winner Announced!

first_imgPremiumbeat would like to congratulate Peter Vandenbelt, the winner of the Canon 5D Mark III.Our Canon 5D Mark III Camera Kit Giveaway has come to a close, with the announcement of the lucky random winner:Peter Vandenbelt from Mercer Island, WashingtonPeter is currently a third year student at the University of California Santa Barbara where he is studying environmental science and film.  The Canon 5D will be beneficial in his current job as a staff photographer for the UCSB Family Vacation Center.Peter learned about the contest through our partnership wtih LearningDSLRVideo.com.  “I check out Dave Dugdale’s blog nearly everyday and I’m ecstatic I was drawn” he said.  “I was planning on working this summer to buy a Canon 5D Mark III.  This is a dream come true!”Big thanks to all who entered, and to our partners LearningDSLRVideo.com and B&H Photo Video Pro Audio.  Their partnership made this giveaway a great success.Keep your eye on the Premiumbeat blog for future giveaways.  For more info on this giveaway see the original contest page.last_img read more

Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Leganes stayed 13th in the 20-team standings, while Alaves was 16th. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Magic stun East-leading Celtics in Boston Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo bleeds from his forehead during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team’s biggest win of the season in the Spanish league.Ronaldo, who left the game late with a cut to his face, scored twice as Madrid routed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 Sunday, ending a three-match winless streak at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and easing the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ronaldo had to leave with about five minutes remaining after being hit by defender Fabian Schar’s boot while scoring the team’s sixth goal with a header. He was attended on the field for a while and could not continue as blood spilled over his face.While walking off the field, with his face still stained by the blood, Ronaldo asked for the doctor’s cell phone to take a look at the injury.Zidane said the Portugal forward needed “two or three stitches but was fine.”Madrid had already made three substitutions, but the much-needed victory was already secured by then.The fans who had loudly jeered the team in recent matches were cheering on their feet after the final whistle at the Bernabeu. The easy win followed a series of poor results that all but ended Madrid’s title chances.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments ___CELTA WINSMaxi Gomez scored a second-half winner as Celta Vigo rallied to defeat struggling Real Sociedad 2-1 and move closer to the Champions League spots.Striker Willian Jose put the hosts ahead early in the first half — but later missed a penalty kick — as forward Iago Aspas equalized for Celta.It was the second consecutive win for Celta, which is now seventh in the standings.Real Sociedad, in 15th place, has lost three in a row.___LATE EQUALIZERJoseba Zaldua scored in the 90th as Leganes salvaged a 2-2 draw at Alaves after trailing by two goals for much of the second half.Munir El Haddadi and Alfonso Pedraza put the hosts ahead with quick goals after halftime, and Gabriel Pires pulled Leganes closer in the 75th. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We played a perfect match,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Deportivo, in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave Madrid an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.Nacho and Bale helped Madrid rally before halftime, and each scored again in the second half along with Modric. Bale’s first goal came from a neat left-footed shot that was curled into the top corner by the far post.Ronaldo, who hadn’t found the net in three games and had been among those criticized by fans, scored with a shot from close range just a few minutes before getting injured. He did not celebrate.___BIGGER LEADBarcelona scored five second-half goals against midtable Real Betis after an even first half at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, then Messi and Suarez took over and added to their scoring runs.Messi is the league’s scoring leader with 19 goals, and Suarez has 15.Messi’s second goal late in the game was one to admire, with the Argentine entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net. “The players needed a game like this, a victory with a lot of goals,” Zidane said. “It’s always good to score seven times at home. It’s not something that happens very often so we are happy about it. We have to keep this momentum going.”Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez also scored twice, and Luka Modric added another goal for Madrid as it regained fourth place in the standings. Madrid remains 19 points behind leader Barcelona, which later routed Real Betis 5-0 in Seville with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scoring a pair of goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt the start of the league’s second half, Barcelona is 11 points in front of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 14 points ahead of Valencia. Atletico lost ground after a 1-1 home draw against Girona on Saturday, while Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas.Madrid is five points behind Valencia but has a game in hand. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Mourinho was wrong to question Lukaku injury

first_imgManchester United Why Mourinho was wrong to question Lukaku’s injury against Chelsea Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent 06:00 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Romelu Lukaku, Jose Mourinho Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea Premier League FA Cup Romelu Lukaku The United manager blamed the front man’s decision to declare himself unfit for the FA Cup loss, but the player had every right to protect his body Manchester United’s 2017-18 season is over but the fallout from Saturday’s FA Cup final is not. Jose Mourinho’s decision to publicly question Romelu Lukaku’s desire to play at Wembley has developed into just the latest in a string of stand-offs between fans of the manager and those who question his motivational methods.Lukaku had not played for three weeks following the ankle injury he sustained in a collision with Arsenal debutant Konstantinos Mavropanos on April 29, and Mourinho had admitted on the eve of the final that he still didn’t know if the striker would be fit to play in the showpiece clash with Chelsea.“We will have to wait until the last moment,” the manager said on Friday. “I don’t want to lie to you and say Lukaku doesn’t play, then he plays, or vice versa. We will have to wait on Lukaku.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! 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Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But Mourinho was seemingly ill-prepared for the eventuality of the 25-year-old not declaring himself fit, with United’s stunted approach in attack in Lukaku’s absence being one of the key factors in Chelsea’s 1-0 win.While the Belgian did come on in the 73rd minute, he appeared immobile and was completely ineffective as United tried in vain to grab a late leveller, if anything underlining the view that he wasn’t fit enough to start the game.Yet afterwards Mourinho identified the decisions of Lukaku and countryman Marouane Fellaini to rule themselves out of a start as being vital to United’s defeat.“When a player tells you he is not ready to start, then the question is how many minutes do you think you can play,” he said. “How can I convince a player who tells me he is not ready to play?“[Chelsea] are not stupid, they know without Lukaku we don’t have a presence, without Fellaini we don’t have a presence.”It is far from the first time that Mourinho has bemoaned a player’s insistence on not playing unless fit to do so, with Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling having come under fire early in his United reign at a time when the Reds were stretched defensively for a trip to Swansea.Jose Mourinho quote Manchester UnitedAnd on this occasion the fact that both players are due to meet up with Belgium soon for World Cup duty has apparently made Mourinho suspicious of their motives. But why is he so keen to show such distrust in his players’ decision-making?Lukaku had every right to rule himself out. While Mourinho will have received medical reports on the front man’s rehabilitation and could make an educated guess on his condition, only the player himself will have known whether he truly felt able to stretch himself physically. What made Mourinho so convinced that Lukaku could have given him more that he went as far as to publicly question him?What also must be remembered is that this is the same Lukaku who threw his hands up in frustration when he realised he was about to be substituted for Marcus Rashford following the tackle by Mavropanos against Arsenal, such was his desire to get back on the field straight away.It is also the same Lukaku who has averaged 35 league games per season over the past six years, demonstrating a thirst for going toe-to-toe with defenders and for big, physical battles week after week. Lukaku thrives on the workload of a regular starter, on the ability to keep turning up game after game and finding the net, and it will not have come easily to him to tell his boss that he was in no position to start an occasion as big as the FA Cup final.He made his desire to work hard for the cause clear from the start, telling ESPN after his United medical last summer: “United are the biggest club in the world, and I always said I wanted to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy that there is, and Manchester United wants to be that dominant force. Now it’s time to work hard, work harder than I ever did before, and I’m willing to do it.”Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba Manchester United Sevilla Champions LeagueEven as he was warming up on the touchline before his late introduction, Lukaku appeared to be moving quite gingerly. All indications were that he was not physically fit enough to be in the right mental frame of mind to commit to any more minutes than were entirely necessary. But apparently that was not enough for Mourinho. He wanted his key striker to act as though there was absolutely nothing wrong, whatever the consequences.Maybe Mourinho was right, and Lukaku had the World Cup in his mind. Maybe if this was 2019, with only potential UEFA Nations League involvement to look forward to, the striker might have decided to risk his ankle.But in publicly demonstrating such distrust, the Portuguese has done nothing but wear away a little more of his credibility as a man-manager. It hardly helps that his dig at Lukaku and Fellaini came hot on the heels of his claim that Michael Carrick is a “proper man” the like of which football and society are in short supply.The bottom line is that football careers are short, and players have every right to squeeze every last minute of participation out of them they can. In some cases that means people placing their bodies on the line when it seems ill-judged, while for others it is more about managing their injuries well in a bid to prolong their careers at a later point. And neither standpoint is wrong, so long as the final decision has the blessing of the player themselves.Managers who feel the need to exert their own arbitrary parameters on players are bullies, and football as a sport ought to be learning from past errors in that regard.Mourinho’s ‘woe is me’ attitude knows no bounds. It is one thing to complain about a two-faced press pack, a vital refereeing decision or an annoying adversary, but this constant need to find a scapegoat for every single poor result that stretches as far as outing his own players for caring about their physical well-being is winning him few friends.last_img read more

11 days agoArsenal star Lacazette: Guendouzi aims to become the best

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal star Lacazette: Guendouzi aims to become the bestby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexandre Lacazette says Arsenal teammate Matteo Guendouzi wants to become the best. The 20-year-old midfielder was recently named as the Gunners’ Player of the Month for September.”He is like the younger brother [in the friendship group with me and Auba]!” Lacazette told Arsenal.com. “We all really have a good relationship, we like to work and to laugh together so it’s really good.”I’m really happy for Matteo [for being named September Player of the Month], he played really well, he helped the team when we needed him, he is really improving each season so we are all really happy with his performances this month. “We can see that every top midfielder in the world is like this [in terms of demanding the ball and being brave]. They all want to take the ball. “Matteo has a good ambition, he wants to be one of the best players in his position so every day he is trying to be the best and this month he showed that he can be.” last_img read more

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

first_imgANCHORAGE, Alaska — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area.“The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Sunday at a news conference.The magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled the state’s largest city early Friday morning swaying buildings and fraying nerves. There were no reports of deaths, serious injuries or structural damage to buildings.Roads, however, took the brunt of the damage, especially the scenic Glenn Highway, the closest thing Alaska has to an interstate and links the state’s largest city to suburban communities to the north.Traffic has been snarled since the quake. Delays came as drivers were diverted around road damage on temporary detours or the highway was reduced to one lane while crews try to reconstruct the roadway after the temblor caused sinkholes and buckled pavement.Employees who live north of Anchorage are being encouraged to take Monday off or work from home if possible to reduce traffic. Gov. Bill Walker, who leaves office at noon Monday, gave state workers in the Anchorage area the day off to help reduce the number of cars on the highway. Schools have been closed until Dec. 10, which should also reduce traffic.Walker said he would not be travelling to the rural village of Noorvik for the swearing in of Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Monday but instead would remain in Anchorage to keep working on recovery efforts.Roads aren’t the only transportation worry in Alaska.About 90 per cent of all the goods sold in Alaska are delivered to the Port of Anchorage, where officials have completed a preliminary damage assessment.“Everything looked good,” Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said. “There was some structural concerns with some of the trestles. We have got some things on a watch list but nothing that should impede operations.”Two major cargo companies operate at the port. One was offloading barges as normal on Sunday, and the other company is scheduled to offload barges Monday after successfully testing their crane system.Jet fuel was also being unloaded at another terminal Sunday.“We’re estimating we have on hand now automotive gasoline supplies that will be good for at least three weeks, and that the next shipment comes in on Dec. 7,” he said. “We’re not expecting any disruptions to those supply chains.”Officials on Saturday encouraged Alaskans not to make a run on grocery stores, saying there was no reason to hoard food.However, at least one grocery store Sunday morning had no milk and little to no bread, bottled water or bananas.Berkowitz said the stories he’s heard, particularly from grocery stores, in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake was of co-operation and sharing.“Even when people were initially concerned, people who might have been reaching for the last item, looked over and saw someone else and said, ‘Yes, we are sharing this with you,’” he said.He also touted Alaskans’ longstanding tradition to stock up for long winters.“I would encourage people, once the ships get in, once things settle back down, make sure you have the emergency preparations, the emergency kits that you should have,” he said.Schools will be closed for the week so damage assessments can be conducted on about 4,000 classrooms in 86 schools and four other facilities, comprising 8 million square feet, to make sure they are safe for staff and students, Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop said Sunday.Mark Thiessen, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Fort St John Association for Community Livings Evening with the Stars

first_imgThe FSJACL plays a very important and integral roll in our community by providing support services and advocating for adults with developmental disabilities.Some of the roles of the FSJCL include supportive services in day programs, residential setting programs, home-sharing programs, job placement programs and one on one support in independent living.To view the FB page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Association for Community Living’s (FSJACL) Evening with the Stars and AGM is tomorrow night, Thursday, September 19, 2019.Held at the Lido Theatre the event starts at 6:00 pm, a night of celebrating differences and recognizing talents along with personal achievements.This is an evening where members of the FSJACL are awarded for their contributions to the association and the community.last_img read more