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Meet and Greet Broadway and TV Star Megan Hilty July 2 at The Flanders

first_imgBring the Family, Friends and Anyone Else you Know. Come Support the Ocean City POPs which is one of the few remaining municipal- funded POPs Orchestra in the United States.Your support enables the FOCP to continue its mission to promote the excellence in the programming, performance and continuation of Ocean City POPs.Please buy a ticket and join Megan after the show for Food and Drink at the Historic Flanders Hotel.last_img

Fire fueled by wind consumers garage, convertible in Elkhart

first_img Pinterest By Jon Zimney – May 9, 2020 0 505 WhatsApp Facebook (Bill Beck/Elkhart Truth) A fire caused by a rotting tree set ablaze and fueled by wind resulted in heavy damage to a garage in Elkhart.Fire crews were called around 1:20 p.m. on Friday, May 8, to the 3100 block of Burr Oak Avenue.Upon arrival, crews found flames coming from the west end of a wood frame unattached garage.The garage overhead door had to be cut away for firefighters to gain entry.Inside, they found a convertible that was destroyed by the fire.Investigators say the occupant had been burning away a rotten stump from a fallen tree that was too close to the building and the embers assisted by strong winds started the building on fire.The fire was quickly extinguished with no injuries to firefighters or occupants. Google+ IndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter Fire fueled by wind consumers garage, convertible in Elkhart Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleElderly man found dead near capsized boat in Berrien County lakeNext articleHolcomb: Indiana’s Stage 3 will only happen if Stage 2 is “going well” Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApplast_img read more

Back to school safety tips from the RCMP

first_imgWith the new school year just starting, here are a number of tips from the RCMP for parents, students and drivers.BC’s Back to School!The beginning of the 2011/2012 school is an exciting time when children return to meet new and old friends and teachers.- Advertisement -However it is also a time when they are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. Many more children are on the road each morning and afternoon and it demands that all drivers’ change their driving patterns and be vigilant.. • Until children are about eight years of age, it is difficult for them to assess whether a vehicle is moving or not.• When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour – not how fast the vehicle is traveling.• Children assume cars stop instantly, and do not have the ability to estimate whether there is enough time to cross the road without being struck.• A child’s field of vision is one-third narrower than an adult’s.• Children have difficulty determining where sounds are coming from.Advertisement Available research indicates that, although so-called youth gang members’ ages range from eight to 50+ in some cases, the average age tends to be 14-16.Gun hidden in backpackGangs spread across all races and ethnic origins. They are not restricted to any one socio-economic group.School age youth looking for a surrogate family are particularly susceptible to gang involvement. Yet gangs function directly in opposition to true families: where families sacrifice for the benefit of the individual member, the gang requires the individual to sacrifice for the whole.Did you know?Dropping out of school or truancy are risk factors influencing a youth’s gang involvement.Gang-related crimes range from vandalism, burglary and theft to arson, assault, drug selling and homicide.Acknowledgment of the problem rather than denial is crucial to developing solutions.Learn more about how to recognize the signs of gang involvement. Did you know?When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour – not how fast the vehicle is traveling.A child’s field of vision is one-third narrower than an adult’s.Most pedestrian traffic injuries happen to five to nine-year-olds in mid-block crossings, and to 10 to 14-year-olds at intersections.Learn more road safety facts and tips. • Most pedestrian traffic injuries happen to five- to nine-year-olds in mid-block crossings, and to 10- to 14-year-olds at intersections.• It takes a vehicle 13 metres to come to a complete stop when driving 30 km/h, but 27 metres – more than double that distance – when driving 50 km/h.Make the school year one to remember….for life !Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of injury or death among children.The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. Many more children are on the road each morning and afternoon and it demands that all drivers’ change their driving patterns and be vigilant.Advertisement During the busy back to school season, parents dropping off and picking up their children, and drivers commuting through school zones, need to keep the following facts in mind:• The posted speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. when students are in class.• The posted speed limit in playground zones is 30 km/h from dawn to dusk, every day of the year.• Drivers must watch for children walking on medians, roadways, and curbs, and be cautious when approaching intersections.Advertisement The painted yellow curb lines that prohibit parking in front of a school are there for a reason: to ensure that drivers’ vision and their ability to spot children on the sidewalk or roadway is not impeded.  Advertisement Inform yourself of the agenda and strategies of those who would justify, rationalize and legitimize drug use to sell drugs to our children.Drug deal at schoolYoung people need adults who they can communicate with about values, feelings and  decision-making. This support prepares them for situations where they are introduced to drugs and opens dialogue with them in case they make a mistake.Use open-ended questions such as, “Why do you think drugs are becoming a problem at your school?” Don’t ask, “Have any of your friends asked you to try a drug?”Did you know?Among students who smoked marijuana before age 18, 43% go on to use cocaine; conversely, less than 1% of non-smokers ever use cocaine.Street drugs pose a physical threat as well as a legal one, in that there are no controls on the quality, content, safety or strength of drugs being sold this way.Drug use can affect the health and safety of a young person’s friends and siblings, for example, if they drink and drive, or smoke around others.Learn more about how to talk to youth about drug use and prevention. It is time for everyone – students, motorists, parents, and educators, to improve their traffic safety practices.last_img read more

Caucus seeks to resolve dispute

first_imgBaca defended the decision to give money to them and other nonfederal candidates, saying the caucus should seek to build a farm team. Opponents said the focus instead should be on electing Latino House members. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m still the chair. … I was elected in a Democratic process,” Baca said. “We’ve got a lot of high priorities and we need to stay focused.” Sanchez has said she will rejoin the group only if Baca is out as chair, and other members haven’t ruled out quitting. Baca was supported by only one of six women in the caucus when he was elected chairman in November, and Sanchez, her sister Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos, and two others subsequently contested the election procedure and asked for a new secret-ballot vote. Female caucus members have complained of being ignored and disrespected. In another episode a year ago, six caucus members – including Loretta and Linda Sanchez – cut ties to the group’s campaign arm after it helped finance the unsuccessful campaigns of Baca’s two sons for seats in the California Legislature. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have scheduled a special meeting today to try to resolve an embarrassing leadership dispute that led one lawmaker to quit the group. Among the options is a power-sharing arrangement that would dilute the authority of the caucus’ controversial chairman, Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino. So far, Baca has resisted any changes to the caucus’ power structure, according to caucus members and staff. Baca is under fire from female lawmakers, including fellow California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, who quit the 21-member, all-Democratic group after accusing Baca of calling her a “whore.” Baca denies that. A meeting Thursday broke up without resolution or a vote, and afterward Baca insisted that he was still in charge and that he was focusing on the future. last_img read more