Month: June 2021

Warning sounded over dangerous buildings

first_img Previous articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved?Next articlePride of place needed to clean up city admin “We certainly don’t want a repeat of what happened in Cork a few years ago when a disused building collapsed on to the street killing an innocent person,” he said.“Because these buildings are not currently being used for either residential or commercial use there is a greater danger that they will deteriorate at a faster pace, leading to possible structural concerns and safety issues, and as the city council is the local statutory agency with responsibility for planning and building control, we must carry out a complete structural and safety audit without delay.“Once this report is completed we can consider its findings and formally instruct the owners to comply with the recommendations made, so as to ensure that no member of the public is in any way in danger from walking close to the buildings involved”.Cllr Leddin has been informed that the City Hall management have had a number of discussions with the owners of the site.“The sooner we consider and agree alternative options for this site – such as a city centre transport hub for cars and buses, the better”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsWarning sounded over dangerous buildingsBy admin – October 2, 2010 592 Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email CONCERN that one or a number of buildings located in the area designated to the stalled Opera Centre might collapse on to a street, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin, who has called on Limerick City Council to instigate an inspection of all the buildings included in the original proposed development. Pointing out that many of the buildings are over 100 years old and have not been occupied for many years, the Labour councillor said that many front on to streets with high levels of pedestrian traffic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Call for resignations over appointment row

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Patricia RyanLIMERICK theatre producer Richie Ryan has called for the immediate resignation of City Manager Conn Murray, Committee Chairman Pat Cox and Chief Executive Patricia Ryan from the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014.Mr Ryan of CentreStage Theatre School was commenting on Ms Ryan’s controversial appointment as chief executive of Limerick City of Culture, without the job being advertised. Ms Ryan, a former adviser to former European Parliament President, Pat Cox, was appointed on Mr Murray’s recommendation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Richie Ryan, the appointment highlights the ineptitude, arrogance and unacceptable manner in which the City of Culture team is treating many Limerick artists. He described the situation as “embarrassing” and said it highlights the total disregard for public funding.“The wink and nod mentality seems rampant in the board structure of The Limerick City of Culture at this time. The management structure raises serious questions when it comes to allocation of resources to the dedicated local theatre practitioners during what has the potential to be a very invigorating time for culture in Limerick City,” said Mr Ryan.He said he has lost confidence in Conn Murray, Pat Cox and Patricia Ryan to steer Limerick City of Culture 2014 with any meaningful transparency or accountability at this time.“I call for their immediate resignation from the executive board. I am sure that this situation would not be tolerated in any other major city in Ireland.”Cllr Tom Shortt, who represented Limerick City Council on the board of the Belltable Theatre for four years, has also said that Patricia Ryan, “must step down now”.He claims Ms Ryan is without any expertise or experience in the demanding world of arts management.“This has gripped the public imagination in Limerick and people are shocked by the arrogance of it.“This is a deeply flawed appointment. For the success and the integrity of the City of Culture project, Ms Ryan must step down. The position must be advertised immediately and a chief executive must be properly recruited,” he declared.Meanwhile, Cllr Joe Leddin said he has “absolute confidence” in Ms Ryan as CEO of the City of Culture project and in its board.“I have met Patricia on a few occasions and I believe she has the professional experience and the ability to ensure that Limerick 2014 will be a hugely successful event,” he said.Speaking at City Hall this week City and County Manager, Conn Murray, told council members that he was satisfied there was no breach of recruitment regulations. He also revealed that the City of Culture project was under pressure to secure a chief executive because of funding delays.“I’m very confident the person in place is the right person to do the job for Limerick,” said Murray. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCall for resignations over appointment rowBy Alan Jacques – November 28, 2013 904 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebook Conn’s new role on immigrant group Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSConn MurrayLimerick City of Culture 2014Music LimerickPat CoxPatricia Ryan center_img Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Email WhatsApp Previous articleUL Basketball to be streamed live this weekendNext articleCalls for help from St Vincent de Paul Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Bright bridges idea gets go-ahead

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A DREAM about a beloved cousin lost to suicide which prompted a Limerick schoolgirl to start a suicide prevention project has led to the fulfillment of her dream.Limerick City and County Council have agreed to allow light boxes be placed on Limerick’s bridges, with positive messages of support for people in despair and darkness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Katie Whelan from Rhebogue came up with the idea and with the help of Cllr Daniel Butler (FG) met this week with council staff to explain the idea and got the go-ahead.‘I’m absolutely delighted,” she told the Limerick Post.“Next step is find someone who will make the boxes for me – they have to be watertight and very durable to withstand conditions on the bridges”.See the next edition of the Limerick Post for full story Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print TAGSfeaturedKatie WhelanlimerickSarsfield bridgesuicide center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articlePictures – Action from UCD Marian’s 81-70 win over UL Eagles in National CupNext articlePictures – Action from Killester’s 68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsBreaking newsBright bridges idea gets go-aheadBy Bernie English – January 12, 2015 805 last_img read more

General Election 2020 to be held on Saturday, February 8

first_imgLimerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks Key restrictions ‘significantly’ tightened to combat spread of Coronavirus Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Will @LimerickCouncil agree to add all voters who have submitted forms since the last electoral register was published to the Supplementary Register for the General [email protected]_Leader @Live95fmNews @limerickpost @LimerickToday pic.twitter.com/40m4dnv9IO— Claire Keating Green Party Candidate (@ClaireKeatingGP) January 14, 2020 TAGSClaire KeatingGE2020general electionGeneral Election 2020IrelandLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Print Email Linkedin Government ‘makes a complete mess’ of pub reopening Advertisement “It’s already been revealed that Dublin City and Fingal Councils will include all new voters from the last year on the Supplementary Register, which is allowed under the Electoral Act. I’m sure all parties would agree that Limerick City and County Council should act now and announce they will do the same.” Twittercenter_img NewsPoliticsGeneral Election 2020 to be held on Saturday, February 8By Cian Reinhardt – January 14, 2020 274 This will be the first time a General Election vote will be held on a Saturday, and candidates are now facing into a four-week campaign.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In holding the General Election on a Saturday for the first time, I do so knowing the inconvenience to families of a polling day on a weekday during school term – time off work, lost income, increased childcare costs. I also want to make it easier for students and those working away from home to cast their votes,” Mr Varadkar said.With progress made on Brexit in the United Kingdom, the Fine Gael leader believes now is the “best time for the country” to hold a General Election.Addressing the short run-in to the polling day, he said, “Brexit is not done yet. In fact, it’s only half-time.“The next step is to negotiate a free trade agreement between the EU including Ireland and the United Kingdom that protects our jobs, our businesses, our rural communities and our economy.“The capacity to do everything else that needs to be done – health, housing, climate action, tax reform – depends on achieving this outcome. And, it has to be done by the end of the year.“There exists now a window of opportunity to hold a General Election and to have a new Government in place before the next European Council meeting in March with a strong mandate to focus on these negotiations into the summer and autumn.”The short campaign was met with some concern from opposition parties and candidates over the fact that some citizens eligible to vote may not have enough time to register.Claire Keating, the Green Party candidate for Limerick County, has called on Limerick Council to confirm that everyone who has registered to vote in the last year will be able to vote in the upcoming General Election.“After yesterday’s revelation that people who registered to vote since the last register was published might not be able to vote if the election is in early February, it’s important that Limerick Council moves quickly to end any uncertainty. Excluding new registrations would be undemocratic, and would be a total waste of Garda time if people need to go back and get new set of forms signed.” Previous articleWins for Thomond, Richmond and Abbeyfeale over the weekendNext articleLimerick Post Show | Metis Music for Mental Health Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the General Election will be held on Saturday, February 8. Facebook Discover the wonders of Limerick during Heritage Week TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the General Election will be held on Saturday, February 8. Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision last_img read more

One man arrested and €45,100 of drugs seized in Limerick

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Email Twitter Previous articleWeekly Limerick Racing News as Cheltenham loomsNext articleTait House plans to create Galvone Social Enterprise Hub Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCrime & CourtOne man arrested and €45,100 of drugs seized in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 10, 2020 1423 center_img Linkedin Advertisement Print GARDAÍ have arrested a man in his 50s and seized €45,100 of suspected drugs in the Moyross area of Limerick on the 9th March, 2020.As part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Limerick city, Gardaí from the divisional drugs unit in Limerick, assisted by the armed support unit, executed a search warrant at a house in Moyross shortly after 7.30pm.During the course of the search Gardaí seized €42,000 of suspected heroin and €3,100 of tablets believed to be alprazolam. Mobile phones, bags and a weighing scales were also seized. The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station. He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.last_img read more

From Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your taste

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NO FEE PIC L-R Conor Duggan, Conor Mulligan, and Neil O Reilly pictured at the launch of Boxofwine.ie Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.WHEN the hospitality sector was pounded by the pandemic, Conor Duggan, Neil O’Reilly & Conor Mulligan had to quickly turn their hands, expert noses for wine and entrepreneurial spirit to something else.The dynamic young entrepreneurs blended their combined 30 years working in the hospitality, bar and wine industry along with their passion for wine and Boxofwine.ie was born – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company, delivered nationwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Boxofwine.ie provides a bespoke wine offering, tailored to individual tastes and conveniently and safely delivered straight to your door in a beautifully presented box – the ultimate treat!NO FEE PIC 11/01/2021 Boxofwine.ie – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.The innovation that sets Boxofwine.ie apart is a quick online questionnaire and a clever algorithm which provides the experts and sommeliers at boxofwine.ie with a guideline on individual taste preferences.This allows them to curate a personalised box of three bottles of top quality, highly regarded wine each month, changing with each delivery but still remaining true to the customer’s taste.The convenient and clever concept is contactless and, for an introductory price of €49 per month, the unique approach will ensure that wine lovers are surprised with new wines each month, including a mix of old favourites and exciting newcomers.All wines they are sure to love.  The box also contains Boxofwine.ie tasting cards with intriguing information on vineyards, family run wine businesses, food pairing suggestions and flavours in the wine to identify.It is a great way to learn about a world of wines not available in supermarkets and local stores. Full-bodied or flinty, there is something inherently dignified and sophisticated about being a wine connoisseur.  Pleasurable lock-down learning if you will!The concept provides an element of surprise each month with new selections to enjoy.  It takes the experience of shopping for wine out of the mundane and into a more exciting space.Via the initial quiz and open dialogue inviting feedback each month, customers are guaranteed their newly discovered wines will be to their taste.  They become part of a wine tribe to trust.Managing Director Conor Duggan said: “Our aim is to create a brand new way of enjoying wine at home. We want to make the world of wine a less intimidating place, to expand your palate and to introduce fantastic, great value wine you won’t find in your local supermarket.“We are certain that once you take our wine quiz and receive your first contactless delivery, chosen specifically for you, you won’t be disappointed.” he said.Boxofwine.ie also features a gift shop with clever options such as the “Netflix and Chill” Box, “Rosé Bubbles” Box and they partner with local Irish suppliers Dalkey Handmade Soaps, Irish Sock Society and Skellig Chocolates.There are also gift cards available for the subscription service – the gift that keeps on giving!  All are beautifully presented and delivered nationwide.A perfect corporate gift or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, occasion or just to say thank you. See www.boxofwine.ie or find @boxofwine.ie on Facebook and Instagram. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSBox of WineKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Linkedin Printcenter_img LimerickNewsFrom Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your tasteBy Meghann Scully – January 11, 2021 143 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement Email Previous articleOn this day in 2020: Limerick claim pre season double in the Gaelic GroundsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

BCCO’s Juneteenth Celebration in Odessa grows as anchor in community

first_imgHome Local News BCCO’s Juneteenth Celebration in Odessa grows as anchor in community OC employee of the year always learning Twitter 1 of 2 By admin – June 10, 2018 Grustle’s Codye Hatcher (23) drives towards the basket against Talkin Heads during the annual Juneteenth Basketball Tournament June 16, 2017 at the Odessa College Sports Center. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Santi Medrano, 10, attempts a dunk on one of the jumpers set up at last year’s Juneteenth celebration at Woodson Park. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School center_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleCommissioners to appoint new county judgeNext articleFinding work is easy, but not childcare admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Local News BCCO’s Juneteenth Celebration in Odessa grows as anchor in community Codye Hatcher’s three little daughters are getting old enough, now, to where they can go running off in the park on their own on a weekend like this one.They know everybody they see now, Hatcher said, as they bounce around the familiar faces and festivities, and even at six years old and younger, they know what they’re in for even before they get there.“They look forward to it as much as I do myself,” he laughed.The annual Juneteenth Celebration in Odessa has become a family affair for Hatcher and his girls, just as it has for so many members of the West Texas community — and the festivities are set to gear up again this weekend for four days of fun starting Friday. Santi Medrano, 10, attempts a dunk on one of the jumpers set up at last year’s Juneteenth celebration at Woodson Park. Facebook The Black Cultural Council of Odessa is in its 21st year organizing its event that coincides with the annual holiday, which commemorates June 19, 1865, the day the slow-moving news of the Confederacy’s surrender two months earlier finally reached Texas, emancipating slaves in the state.The BCCO’s Juneteenth Celebration is set to feature musical performances, picnics, food vending, a pageant, a parade, its long-running annual basketball tournament, and more, centered in Woodson Park and sprawling out across locations throughout Odessa, June 15-17 and June 19.“It’s special for the community,” Hatcher said, speaking over the phone last week, knowing what it can mean for a young family in West Texas, and looking forward to returning to the court for another year in the tournament and spending more relaxing time out at the park.“It brings everybody back together.”And this year, the BCCO’s event is bigger than ever.Jo Ann Davenport Littleton, BCCO board member, said the event is attracting more vendors this year, and that it has seen an uptick in local businesses sponsoring food and giveaways and the like.Musical acts in the styles of gospel, soul, hip hop and more line the weekend’s schedule for the stage at Woodson Park, where food trucks and vendors from all around will be available, and events like Saturday’s parade on Dixie Boulevard, a comedy act at Blackshear’s auditorium, and the basketball tournament at the Odessa College Sports Center bring the celebration spilling out across Odessa.Admission is free for events throughout the celebration. For a full schedule, visit OdessaBCC.org.“To be a part of the organization, to be a part of the celebration, to see it grow, the way it’s growing, with the participation, with the excitement and people buying in — it’s a great feeling,” Littleton said.“We feel that our city is embracing our Juneteenth celebration and that’s very exciting.”Meanwhile, the celebration is giving right back to the city and the area, attendees like Hatcher can attest.Hatcher first moved to Odessa in 2014, ahead of his junior year of basketball at UTPB. It could’ve been a bit of a culture shock, he agreed, moving from his native Tennessee to Odessa, where black or African American people make up a much smaller portion of the area’s overall population. Odessa’s black population makes up about five percent of the city’s total population, according to Census data.But the Juneteenth Celebration is like a cultural anchor for the black community in West Texas, Hatcher agreed — and now, years after his college basketball career ended, he’s still in the area, raising his young family in Midland.Juneteenth festivities have helped make a home out of West Texas for plenty other members of the black community in the area, too, said Danny Wright, the longtime area Boys and Girls Club coordinator, ECISD educator and former Permian basketball coach.“What it brings is a restoration of history and a celebration of a group of people,” Wright said, amid organizing the 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament as part of the festivities.“If there’s a guy who, let’s say he’s a freshman at UTPB or Odessa College … and he’s been around the city … you very seldom see any African Americans,” he said. “If he messes around and comes to Juneteenth: ‘Wait a minute man, did I go to sleep and wake up in a different city? What is going on here?’” he laughed.“But I think that’s a good thing.”This year’s iteration of the high-level basketball tournament is set to tip off at 6 p.m. Friday and again at 9 a.m. Saturday, with Hatcher and a crew of UTPB alums and contingents looking to win a third straight championship — and fellowship along the way.“It gets them involved in where they’re at,” Hatcher said of other African Americans new to the area like him, perhaps who came to the area for education or for the oil industry. “When you’ve got events like that to come up, and those kind of people who want to figure out what’s going on or know about West Texas, that’s one of the great events to go see.”Ned Simmons said he has seen more of the same in his years in Odessa. He came to the area to play at UTPB in the summer of 2005 and then spent several years working in the school’s athletic department after that.“When you get to go out to a Juneteenth Celebration, being at the park, they get to see, ‘Wow, there is this black population out here. It is something that I can get used to, and be around and be a part of,’” Simmons said.Among so many other things, the event celebrates and carries on a heritage and a culture, Wright agreed, and that’s why it’s important that the event has continued and even grown.“We when we first started to do it, we would have a couple of cars playing music at the park,” Wright said. “And the thing has grown, thanks to Jo Ann Littleton and BCCO,” he said, noting that they’re among others.“It’s an opportunity to come out and it’s a secured environment, a controlled environment, a structured environment. … We don’t do that enough. It’s almost like a family reunion, but all the participants don’t necessarily share the same bloodline.”The BCCO’s weekend event kicks off in earnest Friday, with musical performances starting at 3 p.m. at Woodson Park.“I invite anyone who has never attended one, to please come be a part of our celebration,” Littleton said.“If they come once, they’ll want to come back.” Facebook Creamy Fruit SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

‘Be Safe, Drive Smart’ campaign offers tips to motorists

first_img Previous articleBioMed Realty Strengthens World-Class Platform with Promotions and Addition to its Senior Management TeamNext articleAbbott promises energy industry protection Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Twitter Pinterest ‘Be Safe, Drive Smart’ campaign offers tips to motorists Facebook TxDOT logo AUSTIN The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding all drivers to take extra precautions when driving around trucks. Thousands of large trucks and tractor-trailers travel busy Texas highways every day. Weighing 20 times more than an average car, “big rigs” require more time to accelerate and decelerate and have large blind spots that other motorists need to be aware of to help avoid a potentially deadly crash. An 80,000-pound, loaded tractor-trailer going 65 mph can take as much as the length of a football field to come to a complete stop, which is why motorists should avoid driving too closely or swerving in front of a large truck, a news release said. Tractor-trailers and large trucks also have more and larger blind spots than passenger vehicles do. It’s important to try to stay out of these blind spots around the front, back and sides of trucks. A good rule of thumb for motorists to remember is that if they can’t see the truck driver in the truck’s side mirror, that truck driver can’t see them or their vehicle either. To help keep everyone safe on the road, TxDOT asks motorists to give trucks plenty of room and observe the following safety tips when driving around large trucks: Pass trucks safely by waiting until you can see both truck headlights in your rearview mirror before moving back into your lane. Pass a truck only when it’s legal and safe. Stay away from a truck’s “No Zones,” blind spot areas in which crashes are more likely to occur. No Zones include the blind spots along each side, the space up to 20 feet in front of the cab, and the area up to 200 feet behind the trailer. Maintain a safe following distance. Be sure you can see the driver in the truck’s side mirror. Never cross behind a truck that is backing up. Don’t squeeze between a truck and the curb. Trucks make wide right turns, and the driver may not see you. The release said “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX, a broader social media and word-of-mouth effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while behind the wheel such as wearing a seat belt, driving the speed limit, never texting and driving and never driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Nov. 7, 2000, was the last deathless day on Texas roadways. #EndTheStreakTX asks all Texans to commit to driving safely to help end the streak of daily deaths on Texas roadways.center_img Twitter Pinterest Local News Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

Zero Motorcycles and EagleRider Form First National Network of Electric Motorcycle Rentals

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What’s Going On June 30

first_img Pinterest What’s Going On June 30 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Local News Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp What’s Going On logo ODESSA The Cowboys & Heels Trade Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in Building E at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. Admission is free. Visit tinyurl.com/y6gl4hyo. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Storytime & Craft at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled at Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Crisis Center of West Texas have extended registrations for the 2019 Wonder Girls, open to all girls entering the 5th-8th grades 2019-20 school year, through Friday or until all spaces are full. The camp is scheduled from July 15-19. For those who would like to donate a particular service, product, or other in-kind contribution, call 333-2527 or email Hannah Horick at [email protected] The Crisis Center is also looking for volunteers who love to learn, who are excited about the centers mission, and can be great role models for Wonder Girls. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and team leaders must be 21 years or older. All volunteers will be expected to pass a criminal background check and attend a training before camp. Visit ccwtx.org/wondergirls. Camp Fire West Texas is offering Kids Care, a state licensed, affordable quality program, for students enrolled in one of the following 10 Odessa campuses starting the fall: Austin, Burnet, Gonzales, Noel, Pease, Buice, Cameron, Ross, Burleson and Jordan Elementary schools. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. July 15 and will continue until all spots are filled. The after-school programs are operated by Camp Fire West Texas, and components of the program include homework help, games, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, and traditional Camp Fire activities and projects. The program will be offered from the time school is out until 6 p.m. Enrollment will be limited, with a child to adult ratio of no more than 15:1 to provide attention and quality supervision. To register for Kids Care, you must complete an online registration form and pay a $20 annual fee for each child enrolled. A weekly $45 fee will be charged per child and financial assistance is available for those who quality. Online registration forms are only available at the campfire website at campfirewtx.org or call 570-4144. First Basin Credit Union has kicked-off the fourth annual Back to School Supply Drive benefitting the children of the Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin. The Rainbow Room works with Child Protective Services (CPS) and helps foster children, and all other children involved in CPS care, throughout Midland, Odessa, Andrews and surrounding counties. The Rainbow Room is requesting the following items to help equip children for the 2019-2020 school year: backpacks, folders, spiral notebooks, pens/pencils, binders, highlighters, glue, sticks, tissues, hand sanitizer, markers, crayons, rulers, scissors and headphone. Donation deadline is July 31. Donations as well as monetary donations are welcome any of the following of the First Basin branches locations: 4217 N. Grandview Ave., 2740 N. County Road West, 1010 E. Eighth St., 713 Golder Ave., in Odessa; 3316 Midland Drive and 5509 Andrews Highway, in Midland; and 1205 N.E. First St, in Andrews. For information regarding The Rainbow Room or the school supply drive, call Crystale Galindo at 232-0547 or Janet Sotelo at 248-1443, from the FBCU marketing team. Visit www.firstbasin.com. Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 9 at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips and more. Children must bring a sacked lunch daily. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Weekly tuition is $75 per child. Financial assistance is available based on family size and income levels. Call 570-4144 or visit www.campfirewtx.org. Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is offering a Kids Fitness Summer Pass through Aug. 1, includes access to the OC Sports Center’s indoor pool and water slide all summer, Kids Fitness classes, ZumbAtomic, Kids Battle Ropes, Kid’s Fun & Fitness and more. Cost is $20 per month. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com. Interfaith Service (Sewing) Council, 910 S. Grant Ave., is inviting sewers and quilters to participate in open sewing and get assistance with sewing projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sewing machines (Berninas), quilting rulers and cutters and scissors will be provided. Thursdays is primarily for quilters. Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at [email protected] Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 631-5051 or visit odessagoldendragons.com. M.A.D. Children has scheduled classes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 810 N. Dixie Blvd. Register from noon to 6 p.m. daily at M.A.D., 810 N. Dixie Blvd. Call 272-5834 or 272-5812 or 325-455-4990. The Monday Senior Bridge Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday at the Northside Senior Center, 13th Street and Adams Avenue. Call 337-5281. The Odessa Chapter No. 447 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month (first Monday only in November and December) at the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge No. 1421, 3017 Mercedes Ave. Call 557-2058 or visit www.agv1421.org. The Greater Odessa Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5321 JBS Parkway. Call 559-9489.MIDLAND The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled Japanese American country music fiddler and singer Shoji Tabuchi to perform at 3 p.m. today. Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com. Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Unsweet Ts from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org. The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects. Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org. The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9:30 a.m. to noon in the second Tuesday of each month. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint. Visit www.paletteclubmidland.com. Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Topic Meeting on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org. Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, room 228, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org. Tall City meets at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. every two weeks alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at Chevron Corp Building, 6301 Deauville Blvd., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org.ANDREWS Andrews Senior Center, 310 W. Broadway St., Andrews, has scheduled a dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. Admission is $6. Call 664-4150.MARFA Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, through the end of September. The exhibition includes contributions that range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. Admission is free. Call 432-729-3600, email [email protected] or visit www.ballroommarfa.org. Previous articleMichael KleinNext articleMandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more