FGCU students are using dead fish to research red tide

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: FGCUnbc2 investigatorsred tide NCAA recruiting dead period expires June 7, 2021 FGCU digs up answers on Tulsa Massacre that killed hundreds in black community June 4, 2021 “If these results demonstrate that it is a significant resource for nutrients, and that it’s worth removing. I think there will be efforts to basically industrialize this,” Parsons continued. “Go large scale. How can we remove lots and lots of fish? That would be the next step.”FGCU graduate student Brandon Galindo remembers how badly red tide impacted the gulf coast two years ago. He understands how important it is now to fight back.“Being able to aid in that, and try to mitigate it in any way, shape or form — it kind of feels good because it feels like we’re giving back to the environment,” Galindo said. “This affects all of us. Even if we live inland, this is our state, these are our waters.” AdvertisementThe water and some filters will be sent to labs — both at FGCU and at Mote Marine in Sarasota — so they can be tested for various nutrients.Depending on what they find, Parsons said the research could change how we fight red tide.“If you remove the dead fish before they wash up on the beach, while they’re still floating in the water, you can reduce the nutrient,” Parsons said.center_img BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – The dead fish being stored at the Vester Field Station in Bonita Springs certainly aren’t appealing to the eye.The smell is even worse, but they could be key in learning more about red tide in the gulf coast.“We know red tide kills fish. Those fish then decompose and the nutrients become available to red tide,” Dr. Mike Parsons of the Florida Gulf Coast University Water School said. “[But] we don’t have a good number on this. There is a pretty squishy number on what fish are really contributing here. Why don’t we try to get a better number on that?”So, that’s exactly what FGCU students are doing. Over the next two weeks, they’ll be periodically drawing water from bins that have dead mullet fish inside. RELATEDTOPICS Snook, redfish & spotted seatrout regulations changing June 1 June 2, 2021 Red tide bloom found on South Seas Plantation Beach on Captiva Island June 7, 2021last_img read more

Hendry County Sheriff said principal who paddled first-grader committed no crime

first_imgAdvertisementIn fear, Probinsky said the mom hit record and hid her phone in her purse capturing one of the scariest moments of her life as Carter paddled her 6-year-old daughter.Corporal punishment is still legal in a handful of Florida counties. Among the six southwest Florida counties, it’s banned in the Collier County School District, Lee, Charlotte, and Hendry but it’s not banned in DeSoto and Glades. CLEWISTON, Fla. – A video of Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter is making national headlines with many people commenting asking why Carter has not been arrested or why the mother did not intervene, instead she watched and recorded. The video shows the principal paddling a 6-year-old girl accused of damaging a computer. The mother’s attorney Brent Probinksy said she is an undocumented immigrant in fear of being deported. “She was confused as to her rights, what she should do…the mother didn’t know if they had a right to paddle her,” Probinsky said.  AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Man arrested for impersonating officer in LaBelle pawn shop robbery May 24, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Hendry County Sheriff defends department after deadly ‘Brown Sugar Festival’ shooting May 5, 2021 The Hendry County Sheriff saw the video.“This is up to the State Attorney but from my perspective, I saw no crime being committed,” Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said.Probinsky disagrees with the Sheriff. “In my view, this is a crime. This is an aggravated battery….What happened is barbaric, outrageous, corporal punishment has to end,” Probinsky said. Probinsky wants the State Attorney’s Office to file criminal charges against Carter.The Hendry County School District held a board meeting Tuesday where members of community showed overwhelming support the school’s principal. Carter has been placed on administrative leave. DCF and Clewiston PD investigating. RELATEDTOPICS Man dressed as law enforcement officer robs LaBelle pawn shop May 21, 2021 AdvertisementTags: hendry county sheriff’s officepaddlePricipal Advertisement Canadian man killed in Hendry County plane crash May 10, 2021last_img read more

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey record huge victory at the weekend

first_img Council Home Sport Other Sport Portlaoise Ladies Hockey record huge victory at the weekend SportOther Sport Previous articleMidlands Park Hotel to hold recruitment evening as number of vacancies availableNext articleIn Pictures: Portlaoise pilot commemorated for historic flight Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Portlaoise Ladies Hockey record huge victory at the weekend Pinterest Who they face next Portlaoise take on Mullingar in the next league match.Portlaoise: Linda Monaghan, Kellie O’Sullivan, Kate Hyland, Karen Fingleton, Marian O’Boyle, Eimear Dunne, April Kent, Susan Fingleton, Emma Brophy, Yvonne Hargroves, Orla Dwyer, Lucy Dwyer, Claire Dwyer, Vivienne Phelan and Jenny Keegan Portlaoise Ladies’ Hockey Club played Our Ladys 4ths in Templeogue on Saturday, October 6. Portlaoise took the lead with a great goal by Claire Dwyer in the first half.The lead was further extended in the second half with super goals from Emma Brophy and Yvonne Hargroves with Portlaoise coming away with a 3-0 win.The win came as a result of great play from the entire team and fantastic control and coordination by April Kent in the centre of the pitch. Community Facebook WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 10th October 2018 SEE ALSO – WATCH: Killenard NS raise the roof with County Final song for O’Dempsey’s Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding TAGSPortlaoise Ladies Hockey New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

New Senate committee to consider ways to bolster charitable sector

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Keywords Charitable giving Since its founding in January, the committee has heard from officials with the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance Canada, along with sector experts, who have helped detail the current challenges facing the charitable sector. Following its study, the committee plans to release a report with recommendations.“Millions of Canadians rely on the countless services charities provide across the country. The more that governments can do to help the charitable sector overcome challenges, the more effective these important organizations can be,” says Senator Terry Mercer, chairman of the committee.Also readWealthy Canadians have misgivings about charity, BMO study finds Feds look to increase charities’ disbursement quota The benefits and challenges of donating property Related news Senate of Parliament Building, Ottawa, Canada A new special Senate committee plans to examine the growing importance the charitable sector plays in Canadian society and recommend ways to tailor government policies to help them do their valuable work.The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector will study how to improve the regulation of charities and non-profit organizations to help them overcome challenges such as funding, staff and volunteer retention and changing demographics and technologies, through innovation and other best practices, the Senate announced on Wednesday. Seniors intent on donating to charities: report Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Atlanta Association Seeking to Create Centre for Jamaican Culture

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) Allan Alberga, said that the organization would be seeking to create a centre for Jamaican culture, which would provide information and counselling services to its members and the wider Jamaican community.The centre, he said, which would double as the association’s headquarters, would also assist Jamaicans in the pursuit of their educational goals, inform members of job opportunities, provide housing information for Jamaicans entering Atlanta and to keep abreast of political, social and economic developments in Jamaica.Mr. Alberga, who was recently re-elected president of AJA for an unprecedented third consecutive term, said that the new executive would also be looking to strengthen ties with the City of Atlanta and to foster unity within the Jamaican community in the Atlanta area.He noted also that there was urgent need to energize the Jamaican community in Atlanta and to attract more members to the 29 year-old Jamaican association.Mr. Alberga pointed out that the AJA was the oldest Jamaican organization in Atlanta and would be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, and a number of activities would be planned to celebrate this milestone achievement.The other members of the executive, which were elected recently in Georgia are: Trevor Smith, Vice President; Sylvia Ricketts, Secretary; Hope McDonald, Assistant Secretary; and Joy Boothe, Treasurer. RelatedAtlanta Association Seeking to Create Centre for Jamaican Culture RelatedAtlanta Association Seeking to Create Centre for Jamaican Culture RelatedAtlanta Association Seeking to Create Centre for Jamaican Culturecenter_img Advertisements Atlanta Association Seeking to Create Centre for Jamaican Culture UncategorizedOctober 20, 2006last_img read more

Lieb Cellars Announces Expansion of Its National Market Presence to 10…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Lieb Cellars Announces Expansion of Its National Market Presence to 10 StatesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLieb Cellars Announces Expansion of Its National Market Presence to 10 StatesBy Press Release – April 13, 2017 9 0 AdvertisementCUTCHOGUE, NY – April 13, 2017 – Lieb Cellars, a leading NY winery located on the North Fork of Long Island, announced today a new distribution partnership with Sour Grapes, LLC, which will bring Bridge Lane Wine (Lieb’s second label) to NC, SC and GA.Based out of Asheville, NC, Sour Grapes is a mid-sized importer & distributor with a focus on sustainably grown, balanced wines of value.  Their current portfolio includes select Old World wines and a handful of North American producers.  Lieb Cellars will be their first New York based partner.Sour Grapes Owner, Devon Price, is thrilled.  “When evaluating new brands and relationships, we look for a sense of authenticity and value,” he says. “Without question, Lieb Cellars offers both of these things.  They have a fun, creative team who’s passionate about what they’re doing and where they’re from.  And their wines, especially the Bridge Lane labels in boxes and kegs, represent awesome value.  They’re hand-crafted, delicious and distinct, without the price tag or attitude.” He also notes that in burgeoning wine & food cities like Charleston, Raleigh and Atlanta, New York is considered one of the hot, up-and-coming wine regions in the US.  “There’s interest from the somms and buyers but little NY wine down here.  We’re going to bring it to them.”   Lieb Cellars General Manager, Ami Opisso, echoes his sentiments and notes that the Southeast is their natural next step.  “When I joined Lieb in 2013 our wines were being sold in NY only.  We’re now in 10 states with an eye on additional markets in 2018.”  She says their focus on expansion is both strategic and personal.  Their Lieb Cellars line will remain estate-grown only and sold mainly in their tasting room and to their club, but they see a ton of growth potential for Bridge Lane.  “Our Lieb wines anchor us and give us credibility,” she states.  “With Bridge Lane, we have ants in our pants.  We’re driven to constantly innovate and improve, and to grow so that our friends in different parts of the country can find Bridge Lane wines in their local shops and restaurants.”She adds that successfully expanding means finding the right partners in their target markets who share common values and goals.  “Sour Grapes is about bringing good wine to good people, and having fun while they do it.  That’s also the essence of Bridge Lane.” With this new partnership, Lieb Cellars’ Bridge Lane line will become the most widely distributed Long Island wine brand in the US. About Lieb Cellars: Founded in 1992, Lieb Cellars is an 85-acre sustainably farmed vineyard and winery located on the North Fork of Long Island, 80 miles east of New York City. The company produces hand-crafted estate grown wines under the Lieb Cellars label and fresh, fruit-driven wines under their (second) Bridge Lane label.  Pinot Blanc is their signature wine and has been called “excellent” by the New York Times.  The Bridge Lane series is offered in “alternative” formats – 3L boxes and 20L disposable kegs, both “firsts” for New York. Lieb has two tasting rooms on the North Fork of Long Island and their wines are distributed in 10 states on the East Coast of the US. Advertisement Twitter Facebook TAGSConsumerLieb Cellarssour grapes Share ReddIt Pinterest Email Linkedin Previous articleCape Venture Wine Co. Launches Lubanzi WinesNext articleTwist and Shout About Del Rio Vineyards’ New Jolee Brand! Press Releaselast_img read more

Legal aid project lends small businesses a helping hand

first_imgLegal aid project lends small businesses a helping hand Dec 11, 2020 Top Stories For 10 years in southern India, John Jesubakthan worked for an organization that rescued victims, including children, from slavery, something that still affects around 18 million people in that country.A year and a half ago, he married Rachel, a U.S. citizen and the couple moved to Orlando.“One of my passions has been to do something with food and I love cooking south Indian food,” Jesubakthan said. “I always wanted to connect my food business with anti-human trafficking and in the long run I want my business to support kids rescued from slavery…particularly with education.”Setting up a business is always a challenge, and Jesubakthan is trying to get John’s South Indian Kitchen up and running in a pandemic.That’s where the Florida Community Development Legal Project came in. A collaboration of Bay Area Legal Services, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Legal Services of North Florida, the project helps qualifying small businesses and nonprofit enterprises set up and organize their corporate operations.One emphasis of the program is supporting affordable housing. Another is, according to the project’s website (https://www.flcommunitydevelopment.org/), offering “greater economic opportunities” for low and moderate-income Floridians.Jesubakthan was referred to the project after he contacted the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) for help. SCORE provided business mentoring while the project assisted on the legal and organizational aspects.“They’ve been guiding me on how to do paperwork and get licenses and on tax work,” he said. “They’ve been really helpful because without their guidance I wouldn’t know much how to proceed.”Initially, Jesubakthan is working on meals that can be picked up by or delivered to customers.“Once I know that things are going well and people are interested in coming back, I want to invest in a food truck and once the food truck goes well, I probably want to invest in a restaurant,” he said.And the goal remains using profits from the business to help in the education of south Indian children rescued from slavery.• • •The roots of the Florida Community Development Legal Project go back to the 1980s when Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., opened a unit to help faith-based organizations that wanted to start nonprofit entities to help low-income residents and communities.LSGMI set up an office and “over the years it sort of grew from helping faith-based organizations to helping other nonprofit organizations that otherwise could not afford an attorney,” said Shahrzad Emami, who runs that LGSMI office and oversees the statewide consortium of agencies that make up the project. “We provided legal education and technical assistance to help them understand the rules and regulations, forming a nonprofit, and having tax-exempt 501(c)3 status, and keeping them operating as legitimate nonprofit charitable services.”In 2007, The Florida Bar Foundation was interested in helping the program reach nonprofit agencies providing affordable housing. Emami was hired by LSGMI to work on that.By 2010, among other projects, she was working with a half-dozen nonprofits that successfully applied for $86 million in federal HUD funding and developed around 2,000 affordable housing units.Around 2014, the Foundation sought to geographically expand the program, so Emami reached out first to Legal Aid Service of Broward County (and eventually its affiliated Coast to Coast Legal Aid program, which also serves Southwest Florida) and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, which serves 12 counties in the central part of the state.When that worked out, the program went completely statewide with the addition of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Legal Services of North Florida, and Bay Area Legal Services. It has 10 attorneys plus support staff across those agencies.The scope also expanded.“It’s not just nonprofits that need assistance,” Emami said. “I felt there was a severe gap in access to justice for low income minority small business owners. I have seen over the years many of our nonprofit organizations that provide services to the low-income community like business incubators, and the nonprofits said they needed legal assistance.”So, an expanded grant application went to the Foundation to “provide services to low-income small business owners, especially if they were serving low-income communities.”The demand has been high for the program.In 2019, Emami said the six legal aid offices helped 274 clients statewide, 71 of them businesses and the rest working on housing projects that were creating 1,057 affordable housing units. Another 46 clients were referred to pro bono attorneys who work with the program.The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the demand. Through July of this year the program has met with 270 clients.“We saw a huge uptick among the services we were providing,” Emami said. “We had a lot of nonprofits and small businesses who were trying to navigate the COVID-19 disaster recovery funding.”The project, the Nelson Mullins law firm, and Lawyers for Good Government have combined in a program that offers 45-minute consultations for nonprofits and small businesses on COVID-related relief matters.• • •Ninety percent is a number that sticks in Gary Hankins’ mind.That’s the percentage of land, according to U.S. Census figures, that was owned by African-Americans during the Reconstruction period that has been lost because of “heirs” problems in passing property from generation to generation.“It just floored me,” said Hankins who is president of Gainesville-based Communities That Care Community Land Trust. “That number is the main thing that motivated me to get the project off the ground.”The land trust has actually worked with two different legal aid offices and received help from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.Mary Kogut-Lowell of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida “is basically our attorney of record of the land trust. She does all our legal work. She’s been amazing,” Hankins said.Kogut-Lowell “helped us draw up our bylaws and to negotiate and navigate through the IRS to get our 501(c)3 status and then was available to consult on legal issues on an ad hoc basis and has done that frequently,” he said.Once set up, the land trust organized two meetings in Gainesville’s two oldest African-American communities on the heir problems, with help from interns from the law school and with collaboration from Three Rivers Legal Services, which provided attorneys at the meetings.Hankins said the heir problems relate to lack of wills and estate planning among African Americans over the years. In some cases, that makes it hard to prove the title for property that has been passed from generation to generation without probate.In other cases, “When a person passes away and they do not have a will or an estate plan, the property can end up in the probate courts and in that situation, each of the heirs has an interest in the property, a legal and financial right to benefit from that property,” Hankins said. “What typically happens is one member of the family, a child or grandchild, will decide they want that money and they can go to court and force the sale, even if another relative is living on the property. That’s one of the problems that happens.”And an unclear title can cause difficulties if a property is damaged in a disaster and the owners want to get federal aid or other assistance for repairs.“The response we got was uniformly positive in terms of the information that was provided [at the meetings] and the opportunity for getting low-cost or free legal services,” Hankins said.The land trust is now looking at partnering with Alachua Habitat for Humanity on a joint low-income housing project, he said.• • •Kogut-Lowell of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida said project attorneys should be involved as early as possible with participating nonprofit organizations and individuals starting businesses. For those individuals, the program can help those who make less than 140% of the median income in their community.“We can help people who really have a dream of starting a business and we can help them from the very early stages through whatever they need,” Kogut-Lowell said.The program works with SCORE to help find mentors for the private businesses, and also helps locate tax, accounting, and other needed assistance.“One of the big subsets of our nonprofit clients are nonprofit housing developers. We work for example, with community land trusts [like Hankins’ organization],” Kogut-Lowell said.One option for that is the nonprofit putting land for development in a trust, which takes that cost out of the eventual purchase price.“The buyer needs only pay for the structure, that makes it more affordable,” she said. The homes can only be resold to qualified buyers and that helps ensure a continuing supply of affordable housing.The program also works with more traditional affordable housing developments, as well as “all kinds of nonprofits that do all kinds of good things,” Kogut-Lowell said.• • •Sandra Shank, the CEO/Founder of Abundant Life Ministries — Hope House, Inc., has relied on the Florida Community Development Legal Project as she has expanded from providing group care for abused, neglected, and abandoned boys since 2003 into a housing program and a primary and mental-health care provider.A disabled veteran and former teacher and school administrator, Shank said she learned of the legal project last year at a Florida housing forum. Her nonprofit was already moving toward developing a 30-unit housing project for teens aging out of the state’s foster care system and for low-income disabled adults.The project was able to help in reviewing contracts and agreements in that development. It assisted again this year, when Shank further expanded into Phoenix Behavioral Health, which offers mental services, and Phoenix Primary Care.“The timing was divine,” Shank said. “They were able to provide the legal direction on the way to structure Phoenix Primary Care as well as Phoenix Behavioral Health so they were protected within Abundant Live Ministries.“It’s absolutely important, it protects us legally to ensure we are in compliance with federal and state laws.”The housing project and medical ventures, Shank said, are outgrowths of the years of helping neglected teens. Offering housing and medical care to low-income, under-insured, and uninsured people can be a preventive for the serious problems that lead to abused and neglected youths.“Families are in need of supportive services,” she said. “If we can try to identify and help kids, we can move into prevention, the intervention is less needed, and there is less trauma…. We are dealing with children and families that have had significant trauma. It’s our goal to bring families together.”The Florida Community Development Legal Project, she said, lends the legal support not normally available to grassroots nonprofit entities like hers.“My heart is providing the services so [the project] makes sure this is the way the entity has to be structured so you are in legal compliance and you are also protected,” Shank said. “As a nonprofit, it allows us to provide services to the community that nonprofits should provide.”• • •For more information about the Florida Community Development Legal Project, go to: https://www.flcommunitydevelopment.org/.For more information about John’s South Indian Kitchen, follow him on Facebook and Instagram at John.southindiankitchen.For information about Communities That Care Land Trust, go to: https://communitiesthatcareclt.org/.For information about Abundant Life Ministries — Hope House, Inc., and its programs, go to: https://www.almhhi.org/.last_img read more

Coastal Commission to hear Michelin starred Chef’s application for a hot dog restaurant

first_imgHomeFeaturedCoastal Commission to hear Michelin starred Chef’s application for a hot dog restaurant Jul. 10, 2019 at 6:20 amFeaturedFoodNewsCoastal Commission to hear Michelin starred Chef’s application for a hot dog restaurantMadeleine Pauker2 years agoCitrin’s cousin David CherenDave’s DoghouseFrench-New American restaurant Melissehot dog restaurantSanta Monica Electric CompanyThe Coastal Commission A hot dog restaurant from a local fine dining chef that’s been in the works since 2017 is about to take a step toward opening.The Coastal Commission will consider renovations to the building at 2428 Main St. where chef Josiah Citrin is planning to open a location of his hot dog chain, Dave’s Doghouse. The commission will debate an interior remodel and a covered patio behind the building, which previously housed the Santa Monica Electric Company.Citrin, a two-star Michelin chef, is known for the French-New American restaurant Melisse. The fine dining restaurant closed in March for renovations and will reopen this fall with a new concept.Citrin opened Dave’s Doghouse’s first Los Angeles location in 2015 at the Staples Center, a few months before he launched casual restaurant Charcoal in Venice.Citrin’s cousin David Cheren started the hot dog chain several years earlier at the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Arizona. Since then, it has spread to sports arenas in Atlanta and Phoenix, as well as the BNP Paribas Open near Palm Springs earlier this year, according to its website.“Dave’s Doghouse is (Citrin’s) most affordable and approachable food, and he is excited to bring this concept to Main Street in Santa Monica,” the restaurant’s application states.The restaurant’s signature hot dog is topped with mac and cheese and bacon, but it serves six others, too, including a Reuben dog and a chili dog. It also serves sliders, fries, onion rings and a chicken sandwich.Dave’s Doghouse began the process to open in Santa Monica in 2017 but has stalled since then. The storefront next to seasonal Californian restaurant Little Prince still bears the signage of the Santa Monica Electric Company.Plans for the location show that the back patio will seat 18 people. The interior of the 661 square foot restaurant will hold a service counter, kitchen and bathrooms, but no seating. The site does not include parking.The Commission meets on July 10 at 9 a.m. in San Louis Obispo. Meetings can be viewed online at [email protected] :Citrin’s cousin David CherenDave’s DoghouseFrench-New American restaurant Melissehot dog restaurantSanta Monica Electric CompanyThe Coastal Commissionshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRent Control Board asking for expanded tenant rights to fight citationsPelosi: ‘No regrets about anything’ as feud tests Dem unityYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agolast_img read more

Skiing Through the Past

first_imgThe ski pioneers of Big Mountain donned wool clothing and strapped seven-foot-long wooden skis to their bear-trap bindings, wore leather boots and gripped bamboo poles with baskets measured in double-digit circumferences.It’s part of the community’s rich heritage, and on March 13 and 14 HellRoaring Ski Heritage Days will reanimate the past and pay homage to Big Mountain’s golden era with a weekend-long celebration featuring a slate of festivities to help raise money for the Flathead Ski Heritage Center and the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation.“Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, so we’re doing it again,” said Tim Hinderman, executive director of the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation (FVSEF). “It’s a great opportunity for people to actively partake in the festivities by dressing up in old ski outfits and bringing along old ski equipment, and to raise money for the new Ski Museum and the Ski Foundation at the same time.”The Flathead Ski Heritage Center and the FVSEF are hosting the event as a fundraiser for the future museum, which is currently being developed on the historic site of the Saddle Club facility, adjacent to the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish. Organizers are collecting ski-related artifacts, designing exhibits, interviewing surviving ski pioneers, and expanding the existing facility to accommodate future growth.Once completed, the Ski Heritage Center will include a museum and hall of fame, and serve as a gathering place for locals and visitors to learn about the rich history of skiing in the region.Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and U.S. Ski Hall of Fame member Joe Jay Jalbert will be on hand as the guest of honor at the second-annual HellRoaring Ski Heritage Days. Jalbert will preside over the auspicious Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 13 at the Hellroaring Saloon and Eatery, located in the iconic “Chalet” at Whitefish Mountain Resort.The second class of inductees includes Big Mountain co-founder George Prentice; Whitefish ski pioneer and long-time Big Mountain Ski School director Karl Hinderman; early-day ski racer, ski coach and FVSEF co-founder Gary Tallman; and former Big Mountain Ski Patrol Chief and Hill Manager Dale Evenson.Together, they are responsible for shaping the community’s ski culture.Prentice founded Big Mountain alongside Ed Schenck, and played an instrumental role in helping to build the community’s mountain culture as the ski area’s first president. Although he left the area while Big Mountain was still in its early years, his efforts to buoy the fledgling resort through financial struggles are legendary.Ed Schenck, left, and George Prentice. Courtesy photo Hinderman was part of the stalwart few who pioneered skiing on Big Mountain before it was a resort, hiking up to the infamous Hellroaring Ski Cabin in the days when lifts were a luxury. He became a ski instructor at Sun Valley in Idaho, the first major ski resort in the country, and taught skiing along with the legendary Toni Matt, who left Sun Valley to run the nascent ski school at Big Mountain. Returning to Whitefish, Hinderman succeeded Matt in 1956, directing the school and running the Big Mountain Ski School and Shop until retiring in 1972.Karl Hinderman. Courtesy Photo Tallman is a legendary skier in his own right, having tried out for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team racing in white Army surplus skis. In 1958, he joined Karl Hinderman as head instructor at the ski school and managed the Big Mountain Lodge, and also served as the first president of the Flathead Ski Foundation.Dale Evenson’s commitment to Big Mountain transcended the mere sport of skiing as he wore numerous hats, working as a volunteer ski patrolman, an employee at the iconic Bierstube, the patrol chief, and eventually the hill manager. Evenson’s crew of patrollers also developed the first “groomer,” using a tractor and an old mogul-cutter that had to be raised and lowered by hand, using a pipe wrench. Evenson later developed a hydraulic system to replace the pipe wrench.Dale Evenson. Courtesy Photo “I really do have a fixation for this place,” said Evenson, who now runs a bed and breakfast on Flathead Lake. “I grew up there. It still tugs at me. A lot has changed, but I’ll always remember the time that I spent there.”The event is also an opportunity for skiers of all ages to pay respect to the bygone era and the Big Mountain’s provenance.On March 14 at 3:30 p.m., an award will be bestowed on the skier wearing the best vintage outfit at a judged contest at the Hellroaring Saloon. At the Toni Matt Promenade to follow, skiers can collectively showcase their outfits during a single-file parade down the Toni Matt run.“I know there are lots of old ski outfits in closets and old equipment in basements and garage,” Hinderman said. “And they don’t need to be ancient artifacts for this event, anything from the pre-shaped ski era will be considered ‘vintage’.”Skiers can also participate in a Ski-A-Thon to support the museum and foundation by soliciting pledges for vertical feet skied. Pledge forms and rules can be downloaded at www.fvsef.org.“We’re really excited about HellRoaring Ski Heritage Days,” Bill Kahle, president of the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation, said. “The Ski-A-Thon is a great opportunity for people to take a hands-on role in contributing to the Ski Heritage Center and the Ski Foundation.”For more information or to volunteer contact Tim Hinderman at (406) 885-2730 or visit www.fvsef.org.center_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Oireachtas ‘stonewalled’ over critical information affecting the island of Ireland

first_img Oireachtas ‘stonewalled’ over critical information affecting the island of Ireland Homepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleInishowen Football League Results – Sunday 8 October 2017Next articleTemporary road works to begin in Fahan village News Highland By News Highland – October 8, 2017 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Fianna Fáil’s Brexit spokesperson says the Oireachtas has been ‘stonewalled’ over critical information affecting the island of Ireland.Stephen Donnelly says a leaked Revenue report on the challenges of an open border post Brexit, shows there are elements in Government more interested in ‘playing party politics’ than working to protect the country’s economy.Deputy Donnelly says the leaking of the report is hugely disappointing – and the Government’s failure to share its contents with business and farming groups is ‘bizarre and bewildering’.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/donnelly6pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more