August 4

New Jersey’s “Other” Red Bank

first_imgby Maria MulleveyThere’s an “other” Red Bank?  Yes, that’s correct, but this “other” Red Bank has little in common with the thriving hub on the Jersey Shore that is rich with shopping, restaurants, arts and culture.Several years ago, I was studying a map of New Jersey and quite by accident I discovered the “other” Red Bank in Gloucester County.  It is located in the shores of the Delaware River across from Philadelphia and south of Cherry Hill.An on-line search revealed a story of our American history that neither I, nor my family and friends, had any knowledge of.The Red Bank Battlefield was the location of a significant Revolutionary event.With my curiosity, and now my husband’s, piquing, we planned our trip to the “other” Red Bank on the “other” Jersey Shore.The autumnal weather was sunny and glorious as we traveled on the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.  The fall foliage didn’t disappoint us and either did our lunch at the Westville Diner, a should be-destination for **ITALSDiners, Drive Ins and Dives.***ENDWithin minutes after lunch, we crossed over a small bridge to National Park, New Jersey, home of the Red Bank Battlefield.  We were greeted with signs that told of the history of Red Bank as we drove on Red Bank Road.Our arrival at Red Bank Battlefield and Whitall House was breathtaking with the magnificent Delaware River as backdrop.  A spacious and beautifully designed park complete with rolling lawns, gazebos, memorial benches and promenade lay before us.Red Bank was the location of a plantation owned by James and Ann Whitall, wealthy Quakers who built their home in 1748.  Peace and tranquility did not last for long. The Continental Army seized the property and Fort Mercer was constricted as a defense for Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War.In October 1777, the British sent the Hessians, German mercenaries, to attack this small garrison at Red Bank.  The battle lasted less than an hour, during which only 400 Americans remarkably defeated 1,200 Hessians.  The American Revolution literally came to the Whitall’s doorstep at Red Bank.A reenactment of the battle is presented every year around October 22.  You can tour the beautiful Whitall House and view its lovely period rooms.  Is that old blood I see?  The “other Red Bank is not like “our” Red Bank, but certainly worth the ride.last_img read more

August 3

GV Giants end season for Kootenay Ice with pair of shutout wins

first_imgThe Greater Vancouver Giants tuned up for the BC Hockey Major Midget League playoffs by posting a couple of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.The Giants, second in league standings with a 26-10-4 record, bounced the Ice 6-0 Saturday and 2-0 Sunday to conclude the regular season for both clubs.The Giants now meet the South Island Royals in a best-of-three playoff series beginning Friday in Burnaby.Saturday, Greater Van scored four times in the second period to break open a close game.Desi Burgart and Josh Latta each scored twice in the contest. Ryland Chernomaz and Wilson Northey added singles to round out the scoring for the Giants.Sunday, the Giants scored singles in the second and third periods to narrowly defeat the pesky Ice squad.Mateo Coltellaro and Carter Stephenson scored for the Giants.The two losses conclude the season for Kootenay.The Ice finished the Major Midget campaign in tenth spot with a 5-29-6 record.The top eight teams advance to the playoff round.The other three series have Cariboo Cougars hosting Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in Prince George; Vancouver Northeast Chiefs facing Valley West Hawks in Port Coquitlam and Okanagan Rockets meeting Greater Vancouver Canadians in Kelowna.The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.ICE NOTES: Kadrian Klimchuck of Castlegar topped the Ice in scoring with 30 points. Tanner Costa, also of Castlegar, was second with 24 points. . . . Klimchuk and Costa also finished one, two in goals with 16 and 11, respectively. Shawn Campbell of Castlegar also had 11 goals. . . . Netminder Burk Solomon of Castlegar won three games in goal for Kootenay while Trail’s Jason Mailhiot had a pair of wins. Mailhiot had the better goal average at 4.71.last_img read more

December 24

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA U14 GirlsTHE management of St Eunan’s U-14 girls squad has paid tribute to them for their dedication this year after losing the county final in cruel circumstances at the weekend.The girls led throughout the final against Moville, only to lose by a point to a goal scored six minutes into injury time.Manager Decky O’Donnell with coaches Greg Harkin, Eimhear Bradley and Liam McCann however say there was certainly no lost pride in the efforts of the girls who put in a fanstastic display before losing out by 6-01 to 3-09. “The girls have been brilliant all year and I didn’t want that to pass without acknowledging the tremendous efforts of every member of the squad,” said Decky.“I hope to see all the girls back next year for the U-14s and U-16s. Every one of them played for their club with pride this year and we’re all very very proud of them.”The girls had their annual end of season meal at the Mount Errigal Hotel after the game – where their biggest supporters, Cathal, Thomas, Noel and Niamh joined in the craic.     GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:St Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

December 21

Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault

first_imgAn electrical fault is affecting up to 173 properties in the Ballybofey area this Friday morning.The power outage occurred shortly before 9am in Knock and surrounding areas.The issue has been reported to ESB and crews are currently working on repairs. Is it expected that supplies will be restored by 12.30pm.Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

December 21

As fans prepare for farewell to Pence, Blanco ponders future in baseball

first_imgSAN DIEGO–With little left to serve this season, nostalgia will be the dish of choice at AT&T Park next week.When Hunter Pence strolls to the plate, sprints to the outfield and jogs in toward the dugout, fans will stand and cheer his every move, knowing it may be their last opportunity to celebrate a leading figure of the Giants’ golden era.Pence has two rings, but no certainty.He hasn’t publicly stated whether he wants to continue playing baseball next season, but the pending free agent …last_img read more

December 17

Ohio Soybean Council celebrates 9th and 10th R&D 100 Awards

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) received two R&D 100 Awards Nov. 16 at the 56th annual R&D 100 Awards in Orlando for a soy-based floor coating that was funded with Ohio soybean farmers’ checkoff dollars. The R&D 100 Awards honor the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year. OSC won in cooperation with Light Curable Coatings, Redwood Innovations and Quick Cure Protective Coatings in the Mechanical/Materials category. OSC was also awarded a Special Recognition for Green Technology. These awards are OSC’s ninth and 10th R&D 100 Awards since 2002. OSC has received five R&D 100 Awards in the last five years.The soy-based UV-cured, high-performance, bio-preferred floor coating contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The clean, green soy-acylate-based product delivers exceptionally low cure times and meets or exceeds industry targets for appearance, hardness, adhesion, solvent resistance and application temperature.“It feels incredible to know that something developed with checkoff dollars is considered one of the most innovative technologies of the past year,” said Nathan Eckel, OSC Research Committee chair and soybean farmer from Wood County. “Developing soy-based products continues to be a priority for the Ohio Soybean Council, and we are proud to see our biobased products recognized on a national and international level.”For more information about Light Curable Coatings, OSC’s role in its development, or licensing, please contact Barry McGraw, OSC’s Director of Product Development & Commercialization, at [email protected] or 614-476-3100.last_img read more

November 29

NCAA volleyball: EAC surpasses last season’s output with Lyceum win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a good game. We made an improvement and that’s really what I wanted to see and I hope we can bring this next year,” said EAC coach Rod Palmero in Filipino.The victory was only their second in eight outings with a game left in their season and though it may not be a usual cause for celebration, it’s already an accomplishment for the Lady Generals, who won just one game last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEAC appeared well on its way to winning in straight sets after taking a 7-1 lead in the third set, but Lyceum fought back behind team captain Elaine Juanillo and Christine Miralles.“It’s a lesson for us. But my players are new and still adapting to my system and the pressure is still getting the best of them so they tend to lose their game.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Aira Binondo also had 13 points while Crislie Pablo and Yvette Tongco chipped in 10 apiece for the Lady Generals, who will wrap up their season against powerhouse San Beda on Friday.Juanillo fired a game-high 20 points while Miralles tallied 18 for the Lady Pirates (1-6). EAC Lady Generals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College dodged what would’ve been a disastrous outcome and escaped Lyceum, 25-14, 25-21, 23-25, 17-25, 15-11, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Five Lady Generals scored in double-figures led by Ladeisheen Magbanua’s 16 points. Jaylene Lumbo added 13 points, including a perfectly-placed hit that sealed the game.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Kevin Love suffers broken hand, could be out 6-8 weeks John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

November 27

‘DraymondShouldntWear23’: Drake trolls Draymond Green with Steph Curry’s ‘hair lint’

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue His username? “DraymondShouldntWear23”Drake, the proud ambassador of the Raptors, continued to be a presence in the sidelines in the NBA Finals being played in his hometown Toronto for the first time in the league’s history.LOOK: Drake rocks Dell Curry Raptors jersey for NBA Finals Game 1Drake took his trolling to the next level, wearing a Curry jersey—Dell Curry, that is—from the NBA great’s Toronto days to finals opener, where he was again seated at courtside.Drake called Dray “trash” immediately after the Raptors won Game 1 😳 pic.twitter.com/vJluvzUCFaADVERTISEMENT Spicy P: Pascal Siakam ignites Raptors in NBA Finals opener Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 31, 2019He got into the face of Draymond Green after the Raptors’ clinched an impressive 118-109 Game 1 victory over the defending champions, and can be seen on video calling the brash Warriors forward “trash.”He also had an exchange with Stephen Curry, where he even managed to pick up some lint from the hair of Golden State’s main man.But that wasn’t the end of it as Drake to Instagram to “sell off” Curry’s hair lint and take a shot at Green.“Steph Curry hair lint for sale on my eBay right now!!! username: DraymondShouldntWear23”Draymond Green on what happened with Drake after Game 1:📹: @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/ZMOtconaN0— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 31, 2019 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Green, a notorious trash talker, though, chose not to discuss Drake at length in the post-game interview, saying their encounter is not considered a “scuffle.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MANILA, Philippines—Anyone interested in lint from Stephen Curry’s hair can simply reach out to superstar rapper Drake on eBay. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return PLAY LIST 03:13Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return00:12Stephen Curry shows off hops with reverse dunk01:36Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View commentslast_img read more

August 31

Coral vibgyor on the ramp

Playing all the way with colours and shapes, KhusiZ’s collection was a brilliant celebration of life, under the ocean and up above it. While the flowy silhouettes matched the water flow, the prints were more about the vibrant colour of the corals. From sweeping gowns to short dresses, fitting pants and jodhpurs – the collection was a burst of colour from head to toe – matched up brilliantly by the footwear. It wasn’t pop art on the ramp mind you – make no mistake – no fuschias or popping oranges. More the fresh delectable colour of the breathing sea corals in aquas, purples, yellows and soft pinks. We also spotted some interesting collars that seemed to be the new age pop version of Elizabethan ones. read more

August 31

Tale of realism and dreams

first_imgGet ready to walk on a journey of transition between her actual life and her dreams which show a plethora of emotions on her beautiful but expectant face, in the solo art show by Rangoli Garg at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre in the national Capital from July 1 – 5, 10:00 am onwards. Rangoli Garg, who hails from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, is fascinated by the Indian marvel Taj Mahal. Her inspiration from the Taj Mahal can be perceived in her paintings that have arches, pillars, doors and motifs constituting Laadli’s home. “She lurks behind the pillars and doors while her shyness ornaments her entire existence. In her dreams, she contemplates a land of completeness for herself,” shares artist, Rangoli Garg.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The exhibition is a series of artworks done by Rangoli on an Indian girl, who plays and hides in her beautiful home as her potentials wait to be fully sought. It depicts the various moods, feelings, emotions and aspirations of the life of a young Indian lady, ‘Laadli’. Laadli is a shy, attractive, doe-eyed Indian girl who dreams of an era of completeness for herself.The portrayal is poetic and dialogues with the intensity of narration of an Indian tale are in sync. The message is to accept and encourage Indian girls towards their dreams where they would be working towards increasing their inner courage, self respect and confidence.last_img read more