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    August 3rd, 2015

    Betty Jane Ray, 84, of Black Lick, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at her home.

    The daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle (Griffith) Podolinsky, she was born July 21, 1930, in Creekside.

    Betty worked at Torrance State Hospital, along with her husband, Joseph, and later went to LPN school to become a licensed practical nurse. She worked there for more than 35 years.

    Throughout her life she enjoyed various pastimes such as crossword puzzles, scary movies and reading books. Betty tried her hand at making leather purses and worked on small craft kits. She tried knitting and was especially fond of crocheting, making many items, but mostly afghans.

    She loved watching...

    Heathrow celebrates Great British summer pastimes

    August 2nd, 2015

    LONDON, England – Today Heathrow invites passengers of Terminal 2 to play a game of Crazy Croquet on a unique course, designed to celebrate the best of British with rose bush obstacles, teapot shaped hoops whilst washing it all down with a refreshing glass of Pimm’s.

    Recent research by Heathrow into the nation’s summer pastimes found that croquet is not getting the interest it deserves with only 2% of Brits currently playing it. Hoping to give the ‘Queen of Games’ a new lease of life by showcasing its appeal on the world-stage, the Crazy Croquet lawn has been created to embrace the sport’s flamboyant heritage, whilst also bringing the 159 year old activity...

    Power To Save: Protecting Our Animals

    August 2nd, 2015

    SUMMIT HILL If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you could learn about the Power to Save at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill.

    The center is having an open house for people to learn about the importance of protecting nature.

    Baby birds, snakes, and turtles, the Carbon County Environmental Education Center sees it all.

    And now the center wants you to see it, too. The place in Summit Hill is hosting an open house this weekend.

    Youre going to have wildlife, so its best if you can learn a little something about whos in your backyard, said Susan Gallagher, Carbon County Environmental Education Center.

    When people...

    10 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Live in Los Angeles

    August 1st, 2015

    LOVING LA – In case you missed the bulletin, Los Angeles is in the midst of a historic drought. We also have the nations worst traffic and air pollution, and were the least affordable city in the Lower 48 for millennials to buy a home. To add insult to injury, we still dont have an NFL team to distract us from our problems. But heres something your parents and grandparents would never admit to, so take it from someone whos approaching his 50th year as a native Angeleno: Were in the midst of a Golden Age. Here are 10 ways the City of Angels has improved upon its recent past.

    1. AIR QUALITY. While our air continues to get low marks, things used to be worse – a lot worse. From...

    New York Amateur golf tournament has Dutchess County flavor

    August 1st, 2015

    The Amateur, in its 93rd year, begins Tuesday at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone and is open to amateurs with a handicap of 7.4 or better.

    Most of the challengers from this area know each other and are friendly, and five of them are in their early 20s. Which means Dutchess County will provide a sprinkling of youthful flavor in the tournament.
    Its going to be a fun weekend, Mahlke, 20, said with a chuckle.

    Spang and Wilson will load into Mahlkes car, crammed with their luggage and equipment, and make the 200-mile drive upstate. The pastimes will of course include plenty of jokes and, according to Mahlke, finding the perfect balance of Drake, Meek Mill and Jimi Hendrix in the music...

    Lack of markings decreases jug’s value

    July 31st, 2015

    ┬áHi, Doug, Could please identify the markings on this jug and tell me of its history and value? There are no names on the bottom, just the symbol of a coiled snake on the side. — Dennis S., LeClaire

    Dear Dennis, Your old jug reminds me of one of my favorite childhood pastimes. Yes, there were days, early on, when I drank milk from a jug, but specifically what I am referring to are the many hours I spent in the neighborhood dumps┬ánestled amongst the wooded ravines behind the homes near Davenport’s Fejervary Park. From the early 20th century to well into the 1960s, many of the families living in that area found it favorable, agreeable and convenient to simply pitch their...

    Finance Ireland aims to raise €230m in funding

    July 31st, 2015

    Irish financial services group Finance Ireland is seeking to raise EUR230 million in debt and equity funding to spur its future growth. The privately owned company, which is led by former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane, is seeking to raise EUR30 million in equity and EUR200 million in debt funding.

    Mr Kane told The Irish Times that the funding would be used to “fuel growth in SME lending” and “build out” its agri-leasing activities. The company is being advised by Goodbody Stockbrokers and hopes to complete the fundraising by the end of this summer, with international groups expected to provide the finance.


    Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Valuation ‘Justified’, Says Baird

    July 31st, 2015

    Aman Jain

    Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both marketing and Finance side. He has worked as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, playing PC games and cricket.

    The Many Denver Connections to the Melvins

    July 30th, 2015

    There were serious Denver connections at this weekends Melvins show. For starters, Andrew Novick did one of his GetYourGoing slide shows to start off the night. The affable and intelligent Novick can be found at all sorts of events, including his own pop-up ramen shop, a Beyond Thunderdome-themed party and — as GetYourGoing — a live karaoke show involving Waffle House songs while Novick served waffles in legendary DIY venue Monkey Mania. But in the late 80s and early 90s, Novick was a member of the notorious punk-rap band Warlock Pinchers. Turns out the Pinchers and the Melvins...

    Stan Hywet Hall hosts free community day to mark 100-year anniversary

    July 29th, 2015

    Stan Hywet hosts its official 100th anniversary celebration, a free community day, on August 16 from 10 am to 5 pm Last entry is at 4 pm

    The day highlights the history Stan Hywet, showcases the Estates many seasonal events and activities, and celebrates the volunteers of Stan Hywet. Guests may enjoy vintage base ball, music, lawn games geocaching and more. Complimentary self-guided tours of the Manor House feature History First Hand historic characters. The 100th anniversary celebration includes a commemorative program with local dignitaries from noon to 1 pm

    Admission to Community Day is free, but guests must pre-register at stanhywet.org. Parking is off-site with free shuttle....