first_imgCheshire Home has reopened the doors to its library after almost 20 years.Peace Corps volunteer Elizabeth Rudd has been volunteering with Cheshire Home in Mahaica, East Coast Demerara; a home for people with disabilities.A resident of the Cheshire Home enjoying his time in the newly opened libraryWhen the committee expressed interest in re-opening the library, Rudd thought that it would be a great community resource, but also an excellent project for the residents to be a part of.The library was transformed over a four-month period as Rudd and five residents of the home cleaned, organised, repaired, and colour-coordinated the books.During the soft opening ceremony, Cheshire Home welcomed people from the village and neighbouring communities to join in the opening of the library.Rudd, alongside fellow volunteer Allee Schlitz, gave out fun gifts such as stickers and erasers to a group of excited students before reading popular children’s books such as Dora the Explorer and Frozen.Afterwards, students were able to explore the library, check out books and take free books home from the give-away shelf.“My favourite part of the event was when the students applauded the Cheshire Home residents’ hard work. The residents are so proud of themselves, but it’s the entire community that benefits when we promote the inclusion of people with disabilities,” Rudd said in an invited comment to Guyana Times.Schlitz, in a comment, recalled a moment with a young gentleman who was looking for a book on “Home Economics”. “He wants to be a chef when he gets older. It was great to see the students excited about books and I’m glad the library is here to spark interest in reading and support kids like this who have big dreams,” she stated.Three residents of the home are currently being trained as Librarian Assistants – learning job skills and gaining confidence in themselves in the process. They will be able to assist community members in locating books as well as keep the library organised.In addition, all three residents have excellent artistic capabilities and will continue to assist with the decoration of the library and the making of posters for future events.The library will be open the first two Saturdays of every month from 09:00h to 12:00h. There are books for all ages with special sections including autobiographies, self-help, and arts and crafts.If you are interested in becoming a volunteer librarian, please call Cheshire Home for details on telephone number 259-3454 or contact Rudd on 670-8480.last_img read more


first_imgMark and Kylie Kalas – 59Lisa and Sasha Letendre – 65Lisa and Renee Smith – 68 Natalie and Sterling Middleton – 44Russ and Chase London – 44Brian and Bryce Kelly – 45Darcy and Riley Letendre – 45Advertisement Sheldon and Aiden Steele – 47Tracy and Andrew Travis – 47Larry London and Isaac Wagner – 47Kevin and Tanner Pearson – 50Bruce and Connor Kindrat – 52Advertisement Dale Hofstrand and Michelle Kelly – 52Randy and Richard Wainwright – 52Koral and Kimi Asai – 53Dwayne and Wyatt Lutz – 54Kimberly Hait and Brophy Dunn – 57Advertisement Fort St. John Links held their annual Parent-Child golf tournament on Sunday. This year’s event welcomed 24 teams and the winning score was a round of 37 by Len and Mike Holland.Behind them was a two way tie for second between Ray and Melissa Asai, and Leroy and Adam Kruegel. Both groups shot rounds of 39. Glen and Ryan Harvey were just behind with a round of 40.The rest of the results are as follows:- Advertisement -Sheldon Wheeler and Alexander Travis – 42Rose and Jeff Holland – 42Chet and Evan Wagner – 44Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgREDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. took the wraps off its second-generation Zune digital media players late Tuesday, showing three models that bring the software maker’s offerings more in line with Apple’s market-leading iPod. One model – available in black – has an 80-gigabyte hard drive and a 3.2-inch screen. It’s slimmer than last year’s Zune, which had a 30 GB hard drive and a smaller screen. Microsoft also will sell a smaller, flash memory-based Zune, similar in shape and size to the original iPod Nano, in pink, green, black and red with either 4 GB or 8 GB of storage. Like the original Zune, the new models include an FM radio tuner and the ability to wirelessly share songs with other Zune owners. The latest generation sports a shiny glass screen and a new touch pad navigation button. The gadgets use Wi-Fi to sync music, movies and photos wirelessly and automatically with users’ PCs. The new Zunes are to go on sale in mid-November. The 4 GB Zune will cost $149, the 8 GB one will sell for $199 and the 80 GB model for $249. The prices match those of Apple Inc.’s comparable iPod models. Microsoft has yet to wow consumers or analysts the way Apple has done consistently. As of the end of the last fiscal quarter, Apple Inc. had sold more than 100 million iPods, while Microsoft had sold about 1.2 million Zunes. “There’s nothing earth-shattering there,” said Van Baker, an analyst at the research group Gartner, in an interview about the new Zunes. Baker said he expects the changes to help Microsoft keep its distant No. 2 spot in the digital media player market, but improving the software and adding a new model isn’t going to radically change Microsoft’s market share. “Maybe next year they can make an aggressive push against Apple,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BATON ROUGE, La. – Two students were found shot to death in a home invasion at a Louisiana State University apartment, and officials decided to keep the campus open Friday while police searched for three suspects. The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both Ph.D. students from India, were found inside an apartment at the Edward Gay complex late Thursday night after authorities received an emergency call. Police patrols were increased on the 30,000-student campus Friday and students were told to be cautious, but the university was not locked down. Students were taking the last of their final exams, and many had already left for the semester. The decision not to lock down the campus was made by police after they determined it was an isolated incident and would not spread to other areas of the campus, LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe said at a Friday morning news conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAllam’s pregnant wife called 911 at 10:37 p.m. Thursday after finding the men dead, according to Srinivasa Pothakamuri, a friend of Komma, and campus officials. Komma, a biochemistry student, had been visiting Allam.last_img read more


first_imgThe Club AGM took place on December 9th. The following Committee was elected:President;Antoin O’Dochartaigh, Chair;Cormac MacGairbhigh, Vice; Charlie Boyle, Runai; Declan Martin, Cisteior;Donal O’Dubhgain, Assistant; Joe Glynn., O.C.P. Michael Logue, Chultur agus Gaeilge;Seamus Mac Ruairi, Childrens officer;Gary Boyle, Coaching Officer;Gary Boyle, Registrar;Declan Martin, Lotto Co-Ordinator;Patrick Mc Ginley, Players rep.;Brian Gillespie. Parks Comm; Michael Gallagher, Neil McBride, Tony Doherty, Seamus Ferry, Michael McFadden, Charlie Doherty, Charles Doogan. Finance comm; Charlie Boyle, Brian Feda O’Donnell, John C Gillespie. Co-Board Delegates; Cormac Mac Gairbhigh, Donal O’Searcaigh, Declan Martin. Chief Stewart. Michael O’Gallochior. Catering Manager;Brid Doherty.Peil na mBan fundraiser – walk and cross country run on Boxing day 26th Dec. Starts 1pm at the clubhouse going to The Ballymanus Monument. Walkers will take the road route and runners will take a specially designed Cross Country route. Entry will be taken at the Clubhouse from 12 o’clock onwards. Adults €5, Family rate €10. Peil na mBan Noamh Mhuire iochtar na rosann reconvened AGM takes places in the club house on Thursday 29th December starting at 7 o’clock. The girls had a very successful year last year but it was disappointing that there was not sufficient support to form a committee at the last scheduled AGM. All parents and those interested in ladies football is requested to come along if there is going to be ladies football in the club next year.The 24 dancers selected for the forthcoming Jigs n Reels were paired at the Launch Night on Friday last in the Clubhouse. There was a great crowd there and many people are looking forward to this event.The club are hosting “A Night at the Races” in Sharkeys Lounge Annagry on the 27th December starting at 9pm. Horses are now on sale and can be obtained from club committee members or players for 20 euro.On Wednesday January 4th, as part of a much requested Healthy eating and weight loss project the club are organising a New Year kick start to healthy living. This is aimed at both ladies and gents who feel that they want to loose weight and need the encouragement of a group to push on and shed the pounds. There will be a registration (cost €10) and weight in at the Clubhouse in Mulladerg. More details to come. Lotto details for week 14th December. Jackpot 560 euro. No winner. There were two match 3 winners – Donal O’Searcaigh – Coilceim, Bill McGarvey – Cionn Caslach. Numbers were 6-7-10-12.There is still a number of Windbreakers available in small adult, medium and large – might be a good xmas present – contact Donal O’Searcaigh.We would also like to pass on our condolences to all club members and supporters who have suffered bereavement during the year. With the New Year almost upon us we wish everyone health and prosperity in the year ahead and look forward to your continued support. Nollaig shona agus bliain úr faoi mhaise dó gach duine go léir.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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:Naomh Mhuire GAA Club noteslast_img read more