Place stores – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 01:47:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carfin.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-41-150x150.png Place stores – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ 32 32 Peabody’s Brooksby Village retained as a polling place https://carfin.org.uk/peabodys-brooksby-village-retained-as-a-polling-place/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 00:37:14 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/peabodys-brooksby-village-retained-as-a-polling-place/ State Representative Thomas Walsh is adamant about maintaining the location of Brooksby Village as a polling place, which new legislation preserves. (Spenser Hasak) You have 4 free items left this month. PEABODY — House Bill 4528, Town of Peabody Ward 4 Polling Station 3 Deed, recently passed by the House and Senate, was signed by […]]]>

State Representative Thomas Walsh is adamant about maintaining the location of Brooksby Village as a polling place, which new legislation preserves. (Spenser Hasak)

PEABODY — House Bill 4528, Town of Peabody Ward 4 Polling Station 3 Deed, recently passed by the House and Senate, was signed by Governor Charlie Baker, preserving Brooksby Village as the polling station.

The legislation was originally initiated by State Rep. Thomas P. Walsh (D-Peabody), Rep. Sally P. Kerans (D-Danvers), and Senator Joan B. Lovely (D-Salem).

Walsh said that following the census, every 10 years cities and towns must reconfigure their neighborhoods and neighborhoods, which requires special legislation to maintain the Brooksby sub-neighborhood, a continuing care community facility that houses 1,800 seniors.

“With every decennial census, we have to legislatively approve Ward 4, Precinct 3-A,” Walsh said. “Working with local authorities, Senator Lovely and Rep. Kerans and Councilor Julie Daigle and City Clerk Allyson Danforth, we have successfully re-established this sub-precinct which will ensure the safety and security of all members of the Brooksby community who choose to participate. in the electoral process,” he said.

“Voting is fundamental to our democratic process and it is imperative that residents have access to this constitutional right,” said Lovely. “I’m proud to work alongside Rep. Tom Walsh to make Brooksby Village a polling place for our seniors so they can easily get to polling places and vote close to home.”

Originally established by chapter 78 of the statutes of 2005, the polling sub-district has served Brooksby Village for over fifteen years. More recently, the sub-prefecture of Brooksby Village was reauthorized in February 2012.

The city has responded to residents’ concerns about the safety of Route 114, particularly its middle left-turn lane. Brooksby is located on a part of the road that has seen many traffic accidents in recent years resulting in serious injuries and in some cases fatalities.

Walsh said maintaining the location of the sub-prefecture is important to residents of Brooksby.

“This voting sub-district in Brooksby Village is an important convenience and safety measure for the residents who live here,” Walsh said. “Route 114 is currently undergoing a state traffic safety audit and allowing residents to remain in their community to vote alleviates the hassle of traveling on Route 114, which is often busy during off-peak hours. vote,” he said.

Anne Marie Tobin can be reached at atobin@itemlive.com.

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Capital & Main Wins Seven Top SoCal Journalism Awards, Including Online Journalist of the Year https://carfin.org.uk/capital-main-wins-seven-top-socal-journalism-awards-including-online-journalist-of-the-year/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:44:24 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/capital-main-wins-seven-top-socal-journalism-awards-including-online-journalist-of-the-year/ Capital & Main won 7 first prize and 16 overall at the 64th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, one of the nation’s largest regional media competitions. The ceremony, held on June 25 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, honored the best reporting of 2021. Senior reporter Robin Urevich has won the prestigious Online Journalist of the […]]]>

Capital & Main won 7 first prize and 16 overall at the 64th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, one of the nation’s largest regional media competitions. The ceremony, held on June 25 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, honored the best reporting of 2021.

Senior reporter Robin Urevich has won the prestigious Online Journalist of the Year award for her in-depth coverage of California’s affordable housing crisis. The judges observed: “You can feel the leather of the shoe worn away from the intense probing. Nothing less than 3 full dimensions will suffice – with a full account of who wins and who loses in California’s dysfunctional housing market…. His work reads like a crusade against injustice. Urevich also won first place in Survey Reports (online) for his article “Los Angeles Affordable Housing Programs Leave Low-Income Renters in the Dark.”

Investigative journalist Angelika Albaladejo received two first place awards in the Activism Journalism (print/online) and Hard News (online) categories for her article “A Drunk Mechanic, Shackled Immigrants, a Crash Landing: The Dangers of ICE Flight”. The judges said his work is a “classic example of an investigative story that shines a light on a little-known problem.”

Contributing writers Jack Ross and Janette Villafana of LA Taco won first place in two categories – Business (online) and News Feature (online, music/culture/performing arts) – for ‘Cart Battle: Los Angeles’ Code War Against Street Vendors”. The judges note that their reporting “immerses readers in the latest chapter in a turf war between street vendors and Los Angeles officials that dates back more than a century.

Capital & Main also won first prize in the General News (online) category for contributing writer David Bacon’s “Tulare County homeless people need to be kicked off their levee sanctuary,” which judges describe as a “phenomenal people-centered story rich in story arcs and data.

Additionally, Capital & Main has won the following awards:

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  • Website, internet exclusive press organization (online) – Capital & Main staff

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The Supreme Court of the United States has just made America a more dangerous and violent place | Jill Filipovic https://carfin.org.uk/the-supreme-court-of-the-united-states-has-just-made-america-a-more-dangerous-and-violent-place-jill-filipovic/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/the-supreme-court-of-the-united-states-has-just-made-america-a-more-dangerous-and-violent-place-jill-filipovic/ The conservative justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have just made America an even more dangerous, even more violent place. The decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn, Inc v. Bruen passed a simple, common-sense New York State law requiring individuals to have a license to own a firearm and […]]]>

The conservative justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have just made America an even more dangerous, even more violent place.

The decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn, Inc v. Bruen passed a simple, common-sense New York State law requiring individuals to have a license to own a firearm and obliging people who wish to carry a concealed pistol or revolver. in public to demonstrate a particular need to carry a secret weapon. This law is on the books in New York since the early 1900s.

The Supreme Court has just struck it down in a decision that is an extreme extension of the largely invented and now nearly unlimited individual right to own and bear lethal weapons. And that doesn’t bode well for future efforts to impose the slightest restriction on guns — to make it as difficult to get a gun as getting, say, a driver’s license. or an abortion. This sweeping, nihilistic move potentially challenges a slew of state gun laws — and will propel the United States further toward mass gun violence and a culture of death.

The case was brought by two New York men who, according to the notice, “both requested unlimited licenses to carry a handgun in public due to their widespread interest in self-defense.” The court, in an opinion written by Judge Clarence Thomas, said “New York’s just cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right of second amendment to hold and bear arms in public in self-defense”.

Only in America does a “widespread interest in self-defense” give an individual the almost unlimited right to possess a lethal weapon and the right to endanger all other members of a community; only in America is the purported right to carry a concealed deadly weapon in public an “ordinary need for self-defense” that supersedes the rights of everyone to be free from gun violence.

In no other wealthy democracy is any of this “ordinary”.

And in no other wealthy democracy is America’s rate of gun violence ordinary.

This case follows two decades of an increasingly conservative Supreme Court radically expanding access to guns. And as access to firearms has dramatically expanded, so too has gun violence. Last year saw a staggering number of gun deaths: over 20,700, and that excludes suicides, which in 2020 accounted for more than half of gun deaths. There were hundreds of mass shootings last year and a far greater number of handgun killings that have become woven into the fabric of American culture, so commonplace they often don’t even make the headlines. evening newspapers.

What is particularly striking in this case, however, is that the court largely dismisses any concern for public safety. After all, there are good public safety reasons why a state may not want to grant an individual the legal right to carry a concealed weapon in public for no reason other than to want one. More guns equal more gun violence – it’s a clear calculation, backed up by decades of research, at this point undeniable (except by the politically motivated to deny facts and reality).

New York has long concluded, reasonably enough, that it doesn’t want some random person carrying a gun on the subway, or in a school, or in a grocery store. Having a group of armed people around increases the chances of any conflict becoming deadly; it increases the chances of an accident becoming fatal; this pretty much guarantees that people who don’t need a gun, who are just macho, insecure, paranoid and prone to violence, will be able to get their hands on it and enjoy the freedom of take it wherever they want.

The Supreme Court, in an opinion signed by the institution’s so-called “states’ rights” conservatives, said states have no right to regulate guns in this way.

The move comes about a month after a gunman murdered 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, while police were helpless outside. It comes about a month after 10 people were murdered at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York by a white supremacist. In the wake of these two shootings – simply the latest mass killings of African Americans and school children – American politicians have done absolutely nothing to curb our out-of-control gun culture and staggering rates of gun violence.

More Americans have been killed by firearms since 1968 than soldiers in all of America’s wars combined. An incredible 1.5 million Americans died from gunshot wounds between 1986 and 2017. Nearly 80% of homicides in the United States are firearm-related; in the UK it’s 4%. And for every 100 U.S. residents, there are more than 120 guns – the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world (Yemen, with about 53 guns per 100 people, ranks far behind behind).

Time and time again, the United States will relive The Onion’s now famous headline: “‘No way to prevent it,’ says the only nation where it regularly happens.”

The reality is that while mass shootings are devastating and shocking, handguns carried by individual citizens wreak more widespread, albeit quieter, havoc. Part of what New York law is trying to prevent is the violent escalation of the kinds of altercations that have already become much more heated during Covid: people yelling at customer service employees; aggressive drivers who fuel road rage incidents; patients and family members threatening and attacking healthcare workers; adults who lose their minds at school board meetings. These types of rage incidents are usually not planned in advance, but they can turn deadly quickly if one party (or more) is armed. A law cannot prevent a weapon from falling into the hands of a careful and premeditated killer. But a law like New York’s has kept guns out of reach for average citizens if they are prone to violence when in public. This reality is no more.

The devastating truth is that the current tribunal is made up of a majority of right-wing nihilistic radicals seeking to impose their vision of a heavily armed, male-dominated Christian theocracy on the rest of us. This gun case is just a taste of where we are headed: towards more violence, more deaths and fewer individual rights – apart, of course, from the ability to own, to conceal and carry just about anywhere as many weapons of death and destruction. like one wants.

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Giants place rookie outfielder Luis González on IL with back problem https://carfin.org.uk/giants-place-rookie-outfielder-luis-gonzalez-on-il-with-back-problem/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:57:20 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/giants-place-rookie-outfielder-luis-gonzalez-on-il-with-back-problem/ ATLANTA — For weeks, it’s looked like the San Francisco Giants would need to make a very tough decision when LaMonte Wade Jr. comes off the disabled list, given the quality of play by rookie Luis González. However, González’s health is now a potential concern. The outfielder, whose .302 average leads the team, had an […]]]>

ATLANTA — For weeks, it’s looked like the San Francisco Giants would need to make a very tough decision when LaMonte Wade Jr. comes off the disabled list, given the quality of play by rookie Luis González.

However, González’s health is now a potential concern. The outfielder, whose .302 average leads the team, had an MRI for lower back discomfort on Thursday, and after receiving the results, the Giants placed him on the IL.

According to González, he missed two weeks last season with a similar problem. A long flight back to San Francisco after Thursday’s game won’t help much either.

“Hopefully it’s just a day or a week,” González said before the results came back.

Wade homered Wednesday in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento and while the team won’t bring him back early if he’s not physically ready, he could be at the point where he’s a legitimate consideration, especially with a need.

“I would just say they’re loosely related,” Kapler said of González’s health and Wade’s potential availability. “Independently, LaMonte swings the bat well and looks pretty hitter in the batter’s box in every way. From what I’ve seen in short clips, his swing looks great.

The team also has outfielder Steven Duggar available, with his stint in IL set to expire Thursday, but Duggar is batting .204 on his rehab assignment, and the Giants recalled infielder Donovan Walton ahead of the final in Atlanta. That’s an indication that Duggar is likely to be optioned to Sacramento.

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A’s place is getting closer to Dany Jiménez (shoulder) on IL, recalls Nick Allen among the moves on the list https://carfin.org.uk/as-place-is-getting-closer-to-dany-jimenez-shoulder-on-il-recalls-nick-allen-among-the-moves-on-the-list/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:33:23 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/as-place-is-getting-closer-to-dany-jimenez-shoulder-on-il-recalls-nick-allen-among-the-moves-on-the-list/ Matt Kawahara June 21, 2022Updated: June 21, 2022 1:33 p.m. Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Dany Jimenez (56) pitches against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn) Jed Jacobsohn/Associated Press The Oakland Athletics shook up their roster ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Mariners with […]]]>


Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Dany Jimenez (56) pitches against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

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The Oakland Athletics shook up their roster ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Mariners with a series of moves that included moving Dany Jiménez to the 15-day injured list.

Jiménez has a pulled right shoulder, the A’s said. The right-hander has been Oakland’s closest this season, making 11 saves in 13 chances. He posted a 0.49 ERA in his first 18 outings, a mark that rose to 4.38 in his last eight games, which included his two missed save chances. His stint in IL is retroactive to June 19.

Oakland also placed reliever Sam Moll, the left-hander with a 1.27 ERA in 26 games, on the COVID-19-related IL. The A’s recalled left-handed reliever Kirby Snead from Triple-A Las Vegas and added right-handed reliever Domingo Tapia as a backup player to fill vacancies in their bullpen.

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Contemporary Italian Bistro Sal E Pepe: A Place for Everyone https://carfin.org.uk/contemporary-italian-bistro-sal-e-pepe-a-place-for-everyone/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:06:58 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/contemporary-italian-bistro-sal-e-pepe-a-place-for-everyone/ From the moment you enter Sal e Pepe and take a look around, the scene is set for a tasty good time: from the smiling hostess welcoming customers at the door, to the friendly vibe of the guests seated in one of four dining areas, including the bar. To the right of the entrance is […]]]>

From the moment you enter Sal e Pepe and take a look around, the scene is set for a tasty good time: from the smiling hostess welcoming customers at the door, to the friendly vibe of the guests seated in one of four dining areas, including the bar.

To the right of the entrance is a separate dining room, also available for private parties. There, guests enjoyed birthday parties, bridal showers, wedding receptions, celebrations of life, and business meetings, among other special occasions.

The main dining area beckons with warm red and gold colored walls and table settings finished with glowing candles that create a warm and inviting ambiance.

Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a casual meal with friends and family, Sal e Pepe can meet all your needs. And there is no need to worry about food issues. The restaurant is flexible to accommodate guest requests as well as serving vegan and gluten-free meals.

You can also choose to dine alfresco on the terrace during the warmer months. Enjoy a refreshing meal under the tent surrounded by beautiful overflowing flower boxes.

The name Sal e Pepe is Italian for “salt and pepper”, so owners Angelo and Renia Marini have added a bit of whimsy to your experience by presenting a different set of salt and pepper shakers at each table. Among Angelo and Renia’s collection, collected during their various travels, are also those donated to them by patrons, thus enhancing the atmosphere of the neighborhood. What sets this restaurant apart from many others is that the owners are usually there, helping their staff and engaging with customers.

As Angelo says, the Sal e Pepe environment has a “come as you are” vibe where everyone can feel comfortable and have a pleasant experience. The “refined casual” atmosphere serves a variety of patrons, from those just arriving for the first time to the many regulars who feel like friends and family to each other and the staff. Angelo and Renia have fought to make Newtown a dining destination and support local sports teams and organizations. They are actively involved in the community they are proud to call home.

With so many loyal customers, Sal e Pepe created a loyalty program to reward loyal customers, which now has over 10,000 members. These customers enjoy special discounts for their birthdays and also receive 5% back for every $200 spent. Be sure to register!

Since 2014, Sal e Pepe fans and followers have helped the restaurant earn more Connecticut Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards than any other restaurant, with 56. Most recently, in 2022, Sal e Pepe won four more awards with Best Overall Excellence in Fairfield County and Second Place Statewide, Best Desserts in Fairfield County and the best overall value in Fairfield County.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Newtown community for their support throughout the pandemic,” Angelo said.

A sample of the menu

Appetizers: Nine options are available on the dinner menu. One of the most popular is the Maine mussels, which come with a choice of Gorgonzola cream sauce or white wine sauce. Prices range from $6.95 to $13.95.

Soup: All soups are prepared fresh. Favorites include Italian wedding soup and Tuscan peasant soup; the latter has a chicken base with sweet Italian sausage, pasta, beans and vegetables.

Salads: Among the salads, a best seller is the Caesar. It includes homemade parmesan crackers (rather than croutons) and dressing. Prices range from $10.95 to $11.95.

Specials: Many customers only order from the specialty menu due to the constant variety. There are usually six to eight specialties, which usually include a stew, a fish, a steak, and a ravioli specialty.

Lunch: Lunch is served from Thursday to Saturday. Among the lunch options is a section called “Pastabilities,” where any of Sal e Pepe’s 14 pastas can be paired with any of its 11 sauces. The dish is served with a soup or a salad, all for $16.95.

Inputs: Appetizer prices range from $19.95 for baked eggplant parmigiana to $32.95 for filet mignon. A best seller is the parmesan tilapia served over green pea risotto, $24.95.

Pasta: There are a dozen pasta options on the dinner menu, with a customer favorite being the braised short rib ravioli made with a decadent sherry cream sauce with roasted red peppers and mushrooms. Prices range from $19.95 to $23.95.

desserts: The desserts are homemade. The Nutella mousse pie is the restaurant’s signature dessert. It has an Oreo cookie crust, caramel, Heath Bar crunch, dark chocolate ganache filling and, of course, a Nutella mousse center. Other must-try desserts include key lime pie topped with fresh whipped cream, tiramisu, pecan and bourbon bread pudding, and a rotating list of gelato and sorbet.

Children’s menu: All meals are $12.95, which includes a main course, a drink (a choice of soda, milk, or apple juice) and a “messy sundae.”

Craft cocktails, wine and beer: Craft cocktails include Mule Thyme, Spicy Margarita, Basil Martini, Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, and Sal e Pepe’s Limoncello Martini. Order from a selection of nearly 50 wines, some by the glass, as well as a variety of beers.

Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, at 97 South Main Street in Newtown, serves lunch Thursday through Saturday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays. Delivery is available through Grubhub and DoorDash. Takeout is accepted by calling 203-426-0805. For more information, visit salepeperestaurant.com or facebook.com/salepeperestaurant.

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Waldo County Amateur Radio Association Field Day is June 25-26 https://carfin.org.uk/waldo-county-amateur-radio-association-field-day-is-june-25-26/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:15:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/waldo-county-amateur-radio-association-field-day-is-june-25-26/ BELFAST – Amateur radio operators (also known as hams) from the Waldo County Amateur Radio Association in Belfast will take part in a national amateur radio exercise on Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 at Troy Howard Middle School on Lincolnville Avenue in Belfast. The event is Amateur Radio Field day, an annual amateur […]]]>

BELFAST – Amateur radio operators (also known as hams) from the Waldo County Amateur Radio Association in Belfast will take part in a national amateur radio exercise on Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 at Troy Howard Middle School on Lincolnville Avenue in Belfast. The event is Amateur Radio Field day, an annual amateur radio activity organized since 1933 by the National Association of Radio Amateurs (ARRL), USA. The public is invited to come from Saturday 2 p.m. to Sunday 2 p.m.

“ARRL Field Day is the most popular live event held annually in the United States and Canada,” WCARA said in a press release.

On the fourth weekend of June each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs come together with their clubs, groups or simply among friends to operate remotely.

“Field Day is a picnic, camp, emergency training and informal competition. This is a time when many aspects of amateur radio come together to highlight the role of amateur radio,” the radio amateurs said. “While some will treat it as a competition, other groups will take the opportunity to practice their emergency response skills. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate amateur radio to organizations that amateur radio could serve in emergencies, as well as the general public.For the Waldo County Amateur Radio Association Field Day is one of the highlights of the annual calendar.

The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and learn how to operate the radio equipment in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. Hams use these same skills when competing in events such as parades, marathons, and canoe races. Despite the development of very complex modern communications systems – or perhaps because they ARE so complex – amateur radio has been called into action time and time again to provide crisis communications when it really matters. Hams are well known for their communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

The amateur radio service has been around for a century. During this time, it has grown into a global community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communication technology. Amateur radio service frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where individuals can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams can not only craft and modify their gear, but also create entirely new ways of doing things.

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Urias and Uriah in tandem – Making the world a more loving place https://carfin.org.uk/urias-and-uriah-in-tandem-making-the-world-a-more-loving-place/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:52:01 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/urias-and-uriah-in-tandem-making-the-world-a-more-loving-place/ Urie and Urie are twins. Their lives began in tandem with deeply connected minds. They share undeniable similarities and striking contrasts. Urias, born two minutes after his brother, was diagnosed with autism at an early age. His barely eldest brother has been his greatest protector and defender since his earliest childhood. “They’ve always had their […]]]>

Urie and Urie are twins. Their lives began in tandem with deeply connected minds. They share undeniable similarities and striking contrasts. Urias, born two minutes after his brother, was diagnosed with autism at an early age.

His barely eldest brother has been his greatest protector and defender since his earliest childhood. “They’ve always had their own language,” said Karen Williams, the twins’ mother. If Urias was in his crib or car seat and got angry, Uriah responded immediately. Uriah also reacted quickly when he heard Urias’ tiniest cry in the adjacent kindergarten room. He would simply stop what he was doing, cross the hall and comfort his brother. The teachers understood.

These 17-year-olds stay close. Uriah is a humble, people-oriented young man. Urias stands a little to the side, watches intently, then quickly warms up. Their two older siblings bring their own personalities and an abundance of support.

While Urias is considered “non-verbal” on the autism spectrum, his mother has a different perspective. “Talk to him, he’ll answer you,” she said.

Urias’ education began under Roanoke City’s REACH program, which provides special services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. He entered enCircle’s Minnick Main School when he was in middle school and later Minnick Vocational School where he excelled.

Urias’ parents described his development like this: “When he was a baby, he didn’t look at you. As he grew, he still gave you very little communication. Now he will look you straight in the eye and tell you, in his own way, exactly what he wants. Its independence alone is a success.

“Urias exceeded expectations,” commented Ashley Wittl-Osborne, assistant director of educational services at Minnick. “His confidence and sense of belonging are shown in a broad smile that has become his trademark.” Both parents agree that love – yes, love – is what made the difference in Urias’ progress.

“Everyone in the school system took the time to fit in with him beyond the classroom,” Urias’ father explained. “They came to the house for birthday parties and found ways to let him know they really cared about him. They did wonders to help raise him. You really need a village. “Urias feels the love,” his mother added. “He knows it’s there and he gravitates toward it.” With this solid foundation, there is room to grow, in all sorts of ways.

“Come and find out, Urias is a prankster,” his father said. “He loves jokes. We thought the other kids were the instigators, but Urias is the straw that stirs the drink!

Love leads the way. It provides guidance, gives strength and makes room for our humanity. It is the source of countless investments made by family, friends, educators and supporters. It manifests itself in moments of accomplishment. While Uriah and Urias may not have sat side by side at their high school graduation ceremony, love was the bridge in the room as they twirled their acorns — in tandem.

Minnick Schools, licensed by the Virginia Department of Education as private day schools, serves students from the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Wise, and Bristol areas. The group helps students ages 5 to 22 who have struggled in public schools to achieve their academic, behavioral, career, and developmental goals. Their educational staff supports them so they can successfully return to their home public schools or transition to life after school.

– Cindy Adams / Encircle: https://encircleall.org/

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Aliens: Dark Descent – When does the game take place? https://carfin.org.uk/aliens-dark-descent-when-does-the-game-take-place/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 03:50:07 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/aliens-dark-descent-when-does-the-game-take-place/ The recently revealed the next in a long line of video games set in the Extraterrestrial universe. Aliens: Dark DescentThe announcement trailer offered several interesting tidbits about the upcoming game. While the revelation that Aliens: Dark Descent will combine real-time strategy gameplay with the iconic horror aesthetic of the Extraterrestrial The franchise received a mixed […]]]>

The recently revealed the next in a long line of video games set in the Extraterrestrial universe. Aliens: Dark DescentThe announcement trailer offered several interesting tidbits about the upcoming game. While the revelation that Aliens: Dark Descent will combine real-time strategy gameplay with the iconic horror aesthetic of the Extraterrestrial The franchise received a mixed reception, a minor detail left many fans theorizing about where the game could be set in the Extraterrestrial chronology.


While the previous Extraterrestrial games were set at easily identifiable points in the franchise timeline, evidence of Aliens: Dark DescentThe first trailer for suggests the game could take place earlier in the series than any other Extraterrestrial Game. With one of the franchise’s main antagonists seemingly oblivious to the existence of his flagship monster, Aliens: Dark Descent may turn out to be a prequel that sows the seeds for future episodes of the series.

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The trailer for dark descent follows a squad of Colonial Marines sent to investigate a sudden communications blackout at the base of Tantalus, one of countless off-world colonies owned and governed by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Minutes after they arrive, the team is ambushed by a horde of Xenomorphs who quickly dispatch most of the team. Abandoning what remains of his team to save his own life, Sergeant Leo Alvarez records the incident on a discarded tape recorder as the Xenomorph pack closes in on all sides.


From the way a shaken Alvarez describes Xenomorphs in his recording, it seems like none of the Marines featured in the trailer have a clue what Xenomorphs are. While it might seem like a minor detail at first glance, the Colonial Marine Corps’ close ties to Weyland-Yutani might imply that society is also unaware of Xenomorphs. This contradicts several pieces of evidence presented in other installments of the Extraterrestrial franchise.

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Throughout the Extraterrestrial franchise, Weyland-Yutani has always been described as having a deep knowledge of Xenomorph biology and behavior, as well as an obsession with capturing specimens for research. From the original Extraterrestrial film, Weyland-Yutani proved he would do anything to get his hands on the xenomorphs, sending Ellen Ripley and her crew on what amounted to a suicide mission to acquire a living specimen and allowing the hundreds of colonists who lived on Hadley’s Hope being eaten to grow a xenomorph hive in its sequel aliens. Driven by a selfish desire to sell Xenomorphs as biological weapons, Weyland-Yutani will stop at nothing to propagate the species.


While it’s entirely possible that Weyland-Yutani simply didn’t inform the Xenomorph team, their ignorance could imply that the company that hired them is just as ignorant of the Xenomorphs as they are. If true, it could mean that dark descent takes place at an earlier stage of the Extraterrestrial timeline than all the movies, video games, and comics that came before it. Maybe dark descent will be a prequel that explores how Weyland-Yutani discovered the existence of Xenomorphs in the first place, establishing the obsession that would drive his actions in the other episodes.


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Besides the Marines’ ignorance of Xenomorphs, there are other bizarre details in the trailer that might provide clues as to when. dark descent occurs in the continuity of the series. Just before the team is overrun by the Xenomorphs, they spot a group of withered humanoid beings who appear to be held aloft by tubes like puppets on strings. Although the role of these beings in the game’s story is currently unknown, they have never been seen before in any other episode of the game. Extraterrestrial frankness, suggesting that dark descent will take place in an uncharted era of the series’ timeline.


No matter when it happens, Aliens: Dark Descent is already becoming a unique chapter of the Extraterrestrial saga. With unconventional gameplay and an intriguing story that could uncover one of the series’ biggest mysteries, dark descent could become one of the most intriguing and engaging installments in the Extraterrestrial series.

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New website, LoudounFeeds.Org, offers local resources in one place https://carfin.org.uk/new-website-loudounfeeds-org-offers-local-resources-in-one-place/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 19:57:29 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/new-website-loudounfeeds-org-offers-local-resources-in-one-place/ LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – LoudounFeeds.org, a new website from the Loudoun Food Providers Group, went live this week. The site lists information about food banks and food pantries across the county, including locations, hours, and what to expect when visiting facilities. The Loudoun Food Providers Group was founded by Loudoun Hunger Relief to address food […]]]>

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – LoudounFeeds.org, a new website from the Loudoun Food Providers Group, went live this week. The site lists information about food banks and food pantries across the county, including locations, hours, and what to expect when visiting facilities.

The Loudoun Food Providers Group was founded by Loudoun Hunger Relief to address food insecurity across the county by pooling resources from local food banks.

Jennifer Montgomery is the CEO of Loudoun Hunger Relief. She said the pandemic has helped providers realize the need for centralized information.

“It became apparent early in the pandemic that easily accessible information for community resources was both vital and missing. Many people who had never needed social services suddenly had to seek help,” Montgomery said. “The good news is that there are many places to get food aid in Loudoun County, and LoudounFeeds.org will be an up-to-date resource.”

The organizers of LoudounFeeds.org said the website is inspired by a similar effort by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

“We are grateful to be part of LoudounFeeds.org,” said Jacob Matz, partner engagement manager for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “By working together, we can provide more effective assistance to food-insecure families. We share a commitment to ensuring everyone in Loudoun County has enough to eat.”

In addition to its resources for people facing food insecurity, LoudounFeeds.org also has information on how residents can give back to their communities. The website encourages residents to volunteer their time, donate resources and raise awareness of local food banks.

“If you need food, know someone who needs food, or would like to volunteer to distribute food in the community, LoudounFeeds.org makes it easy to connect with organizations doing this essential work,” said said Montgomery.

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