Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don’t rely on luck to get home on St. Patrick’s DayWith St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, festivals and celebrations are likely to see larger-than-normal crowds, with more vehicles and pedestrians on the roadways.AAA, in partnership with Budweiser, urges everyone to have a plan for celebrating responsibly and getting home safely from events that involve alcohol. From 2012 to 2016, 269 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes on St. Patrick’s Day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For anyone who needs a safe ride home, the Tow to Go program is available from Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 at 6 a.m.“Heading out to celebrate without a plan for getting home safely can be a recipe for disaster,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Too many lives are lost in alcohol-involved crashes, and we want to make sure everyone gets home to their loved ones this weekend.”Tow To Go Guidelines:Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 milesThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver homeFree and available to AAA members and non-membersTow To Go is provided in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Nebraska, and IowaTow To Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditionsVisit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2017If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.“Celebrating safely is not a matter of luck,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be out drinking or hosting a party with alcohol, please plan ahead so you and your loved ones get home safely.”“The Tow To Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”Since its inception in 1998, Tow To Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow To Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been co-sponsors of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSAAATow-to-go Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleFlorida Hospital creates art and music therapy program to treat cancer patients’ physical, emotional needs Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment!
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/165172/747-wing-house-david-hertz-architects Clipboard Architects: David Hertz Architects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: B-K Lighting, Fleetwood, Isokern, Overhead Door, Rais, Toto, AWS, AWS Roofing, Banks Welding and Fabrication, Cliff Spencer, Crystal Clear, Garage Door Brokers, Golden West Pools, Harry Young Construction & Cardinal Detecto, M&MPlastering, MB Painting, Mark Ogburn, RH Tile & Granite, Versa StarText description provided by the architects. Inspired by the remote hills of this Malibu property, David Hertz Architects wanted to come up with a design for this home that allow for unobstructed views of the beautiful mountain ranges surrounding the site. With the architects’ goal of incorporating found objects into their design and the homeowner’s vision of a floating, curved roof, the idea of using airplane wings as roof material surfaced. After conducting more research, it was decided that airplane wings would be ideal for maximizing the views from the home.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApariciCeramic Tiles – Glass CollectionCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6220WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoBy incorporating many of the existent retaining walls, the architects were able to keep the multi-level structure and minimize any additional impact to the existing topography and landscape. The home has rammed-earth walls that were cut into the hillside as well as strong concrete walls to support the roof. Simple steel brace frames allow the roof to “float” above the rest of the structure, while self-supporting glass walls give the homeowner spectacular views overlooking the city of Malibu. Save this picture!Because the roof material was obtained from planes that had been retired to sit in the deserts of California, the architects were able to purchase the parts they needed at the low price of their raw material, aluminum. Although the pieces had to be flown in by helicopter, this method of transportation was a reasonable alternative considering the high cost of getting traditional labor and materials to the site. Save this picture!The architects purchased the entire plane and used as many components as possible in the design, so as to not waste more than was necessary. The cockpit windows of the plane were reconstructed into a skylight, the home’s fire pit was crafted from the engine cowling and the first class cabin deck was made into the roof of the guest house. All of the plane parts came from a Boeing 747-200 aircraft. Save this picture!The 747 represented the single largest industrial achievement in modern history and its abandonment in the desert makes a statement about the obsolescence and ephemeral nature of our technology and our society. As a structural and engineering achievement, the aircraft encloses a lot of space using the least amount of materials in a very resourceful and efficient manner. The recycling of the 4.5 million parts of the plane is seen as an extreme example of sustainable reuse and appropriation.Project gallerySee allShow lessKirkkojärvi Comprehensive School / Verstas ArchitectsArticlesUrban Farm Design CompetitionArticles Share CopyHouses•Malibu, United States Save this picture!+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officeDavid Hertz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMalibuHouses3D ModellingSustainabilityUnited StatesPublished on September 07, 2011Cite: “747 Wing House / David Hertz Architects” 07 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951144/house-1408-studio-1408 Clipboard House 1408 / STUDIO 1408 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951144/house-1408-studio-1408 Clipboard Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Houses Lucian Bugnariu & Diana Bugnariu Photographs ArchDaily Design Team:Lucian Bugnariu, Diana Bugnariu, Diana Jitariu, Alin StoicaClients:Loreco InvestmentsEngineering:Matei BugnariuLandscape:Lucian BugnariuConsultants:Adrian StoichinaCollaborators:Alex BucurCity:BaloteștiCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirRecommended ProductsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxText description provided by the architects. The first time we visited the site, the location is absolutely impressive. It is a beautiful meadow surrounded by an old forest with huge oak trees. We asked ourselves “How do we design a house that compliments the surroundings but does not overshadow them?”, and “What exactly makes a house great?”. Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThere are a thousand possible answers to this question but not one that is absolutely right or wrong. We feel the most important answer in this situation is to create a meaningful connection to the special surroundings, a connection to nature and the community, and this belief has shaped the whole project.Save this picture!Terrace PlanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanWe designed the house around this comfortable exterior space, a loggia with beautiful views on two opposite sides, yet protected from wind and rain which makes it comfortable to use in all seasons. It is a space big enough to hold a dinner for twelve, yet cozy enough for just one person reading a book on a rainy day. We imagined these moments and designed the spaces to hold them.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe corner lot is a particularly difficult lot, as it requires a six-meter retreat from both streets leaving a narrow strip as the buildable area. To emphasize this corner land, we designed a long brick wall that develops a controlled intimacy for the spaces of the ground floor.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirOn this brick wall, the stone bench has a symbolic significance. Most of us live in disconnected, unfriendly neighborhoods so it is difficult to feel we are part of a community. In rural communities in Romania, there is a bench in front of every house where people would gather and connect with each other. So, this bench is exactly that, an invitation to the neighbors, a place for community and friendship.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe staircase, the sculptural element of the house, takes us to the night spaces that we envisioned as a nest, that sits protected on the brick wall, completing the symbolism of the house.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirProject gallerySee allShow lessHL House / Chi.ArchSelected ProjectsVG Horse Club / Drozdov&PartnersSelected Projects Share Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Romania Lead Architects: Architects: STUDIO 1408 Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Nelissen, Artemide, b&b italia furniture, gewiss smart house electrics, nibe heat pump, porcelanosa ceramics, roche bobois furniture, shuko frames CopyHouses, House Interiors, Landscape•Balotești, Romania House 1408 / STUDIO 1408Save this projectSaveHouse 1408 / STUDIO 1408 Save this picture!© Cosmin Dragomir+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSTUDIO 1408OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLandscapeOn FacebookBaloteștiRomaniaPublished on November 12, 2020Cite: “House 1408 / STUDIO 1408” 11 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Previous articleSocial enterprise projects in Donegal benefit from funding from Dormant Accounts FundNext articleNo deal Brexit preparations to significantly step up next week News Highland Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Today is the last day for posting parcels to parts of Europe.December 18th is the last date for Christmas cards for the UK and Europe, cards for Northern Ireland need to be posted by the 19th and the last date for the rest of Ireland is December 20th.An Post’s Anna McHugh says post early if you can – and if you’ve parcels to send – get them off today.:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/mchughpost.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By News Highland – December 15, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter An Post encourages posting as Christmas deadlines approach RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
Simon Dannhauer/iStock(NEW YORK) — Kileah and Samuel Junker were thrilled to welcome two siblings, including a newborn, into their family as foster children. Then, less than a month later, they got the news that Kileah was pregnant, with twins.Kileah, 25, and her husband Samuel, 27, reached out to Good Morning America after watching a segment that immediately struck them as familiar: an Ohio couple who learned two weeks after adopting a pair of siblings learned that they were pregnant with twins of their own.The Junkers had always been attracted to the idea of adopting. Samuel lived down the street from an orphanage while stationed with the Navy in Japan and Kileah had always been active helping children through community service with her college basketball team.While stationed in Key West, the couple decided to begin the process of becoming foster parents. They drove three hours to Key Largo once a week to take the required courses to enter the foster care system. Right when they were ready to take in kids in need, Hurricane Irma hit Florida and pushed the process back a couple of months while they recovered.Finally, on Jan. 8, 2018, Kileah and Samuel got the news they could foster two siblings: 17-month-old Zayla and 2-week-old Zymanni.The adjustment didn’t come without struggle. Kileah said Zymanni was born five weeks premature and addicted to drugs and although Zayla was just 17 months old, she had experienced physical and emotional trauma.“It was heartbreaking. We thought our son was cold because he would be shivering all the time. We learned that he was actually going through withdrawals,” Kileah said. “We also got our daughter into the different therapies she needed.”Just when the Junkers were getting a handle on their two new children and their needs, another curve-ball was thrown their way. Just one month after they took in Zayla and Zymanni they learned that Kileah was pregnant – with twin girls.“I was pretty much in disbelief,” Kileah said. “Everything happened so quickly. We were happy but it was hard to be happy, because we felt like the kids that we fostered needed more time and love. It’s hard for a child to adjust when you go from not being loved and then throw more kids in the mix.”Just like that, their new family of four changed to a family of six. After spending nine years in the Navy, Samuel changed his role so that he would no longer be deployed and could spend time with his family.On April 2, 2019, the Junkers legally adopted Zayla and Zymanni and their house full of children has become their new normal.“The house is never quiet and it’s always something,” Kileah said. “It’s so nice to see the kids playing together.”The couple says this process with their new family has been a journey that has shown them a lot about themselves.“We are just trying and grateful,” Kileah said. “We know the journey won’t be easy but we are killing it. God is not going to give us anything we can’t handle. We are thankful.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Services include rotary steerable drilling, geosteering and geo-data interpretation Weatherford signs two drilling services contracts in Russia valued at $67m. Photo: courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. Weatherford International plc (OTC-PINK:WFTIQ) announced it has signed two contracts totaling $67.4 million for drilling services with two major operators in Russia.The first contract spans two-and-a-half years. Operations began in July 2019 and will last through the end of 2022. Weatherford will provide logging-while-drilling (LWD), measurement-while-drilling (MWD), rotary steerable systems (RSS), drilling, and geo-data interpretation services at several oilfields in Western Siberia.The second contract is a three-year drilling services contract. Operations will begin in early 2020 with Weatherford providing LWD, MWD, RSS, geosteering, and geo-data interpretation services at the Novyi Port oilfield on the Yamal Peninsula.“These long-term contracts with major operators in Russia are a testament to Weatherford’s record of advancing drilling technology and delivering excellent service in that region,” said Fayaz Kamalov, Weatherford Vice President of Russia. “Major Russian operators are investing in Weatherford drilling services because of our best-in-market technology, unceasing dedication to growing our capabilities, and the professional knowledge of our team.”At present, Weatherford is running multiple local facilities to support its customers and operations in Russia. Three full-time drilling service centers in key production areas across Russia maintain field equipment, and one Real-Time Operations Center provides around-the-clock remote support for all ongoing projects. Weatherford is also mobilizing the Magnus® RSS to Russia to assist with increased activity and challenging customer requirements which the system is uniquely suited to address. Source: Company Press Release
After their recent success winning ‘New Agency of the Year’ at The Negotiator Awards, Best Estates has opened their third office in Sudbury.The building has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration, resulting in another beautiful office showcasing Best Estates properties.The full restoration has taken eight months and includes three floors of office space, including meeting and team social rooms.The building is steeped in history and was, for many years, run by Seppings the butchers. Best Estates have also put on display the Seppings butcher facia signs in the meeting room as they were so beautiful they had to remain on display.Director Alex Tarry says, “The concept at the heart of the renovation, was the Best Estates welcome. All our visitors will be offered a coffee or soft drink, and an opportunity to talk with our enthusiastic team about their property needs. At Best Estates, gone are the days of sitting across a desk from each other, we are all about round tables and open discussions’.The team will be managed by Tristan Desmarais who has over 15 years experience as a London estate agent. He will be supported by April Macaskill, born and raised in Sudbury who has fantastic knowledge of the local area. Director Matthew Piercy said, “A key focus for all our offices was getting the right team that understood our vision and values for the business. We are delighted to have both Tristan and April on board and cannot wait to get started.”Negotiator Awards winner Best Estates Best Estates Sudbury Best Estates Sudbury branch February 20, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Suffolk Negotiator Awards winner branches out previous nextAgencies & PeopleSuffolk Negotiator Awards winner branches outNew office is part of Sudbury company’s expansion plansThe Negotiator20th February 20170752 Views
Mid-States Corridor Project Tier 1 Environmental Study August Public Meetings Scheduled The Mid-States Corridor Project examines the concept of an improved highway connection in Southwest Indiana. The Mid-States Corridor is anticipated to begin at the William H. Natcher Bridge crossing of the Ohio River near Rockport, continue generally through the Huntingburg and Jasper area and extend north to connect to Interstate 69 (either directly or via SR 37).The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have started a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for major construction projects that will include federal funding.The Tier 1 EIS will include the following:Analysis and comparison of benefits, impacts and costs of a range of reasonable options to identify a preferred corridor for the proposed facilityAssessment of the social, economic and environmental impacts of each corridor, along with consideration of ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate impactsIdentification of the project’s purpose and need, and consideration of a variety of options to meet both, including improvements to and use of existing facilities and construction of new roadway facilitiesAnalysis of a no-build alternative to serve as a baseline for comparisonThe Tier 1 EIS is expected to take just over two years to complete with a Record of Decision (ROD) expected in summer 2021. The ROD is the Federal Highway Administration’s final approval of the preferred corridor.After a Tier 1 ROD, a more detailed Tier 2 environmental study will determine specific alignments and preferred alternatives within the selected Tier 1 corridor.Public Meetings ScheduledPublic involvement is a key part of the environmental study process. The first of several public meetings are planned for early August. The meetings will introduce members of the community to the Mid-States Corridor Project, explain the tiered study approach, describe the potential preliminary corridors and introduce ways for the public to stay informed and provide feedback.Meetings are planned for Washington, French Lick and Jasper at the following locations:Monday, Aug. 5: Washington High School 608 E. Walnut St., Washington, INAuditorium (Enter through Gate 4 off 7th St.)5:30pm to 7:00pm (local time)Tuesday Aug. 6: Springs Valley High School326 S. Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, INCafeteria5:30pm to 7:00pm (local time)Thursday, Aug. 8: Jasper High School1600 St. Charles St., Jasper INCafeteria5:30pm to 7:00pm (local time)Each meeting feature an open house format. A short project presentation is planned for 6 p.m. each evening. Project team members will be at multiple stations to answer questions and comment cards will be available to offer public input. Additional public meetings will be held at project milestones.Find more information regarding the Mid-States Corridor project including how to sign up for e-newsletters, text alerts, social media updates and to learn about the project office location/hours of operation please visit www.midstatescorridor.com.Project Office Location A Mid-States Corridor project office is located at Vincennes University Jasper Campus. The office is in the Administration Building and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, and by appointment. A project representative will be available during office hours to answer questions, and handouts and displays from the public meetings will be on site.Mid-State Corridor Project OfficeVincennes University Jasper CampusAdministration Building, Room 216850 College Ave.Jasper, IN 47546Members of the community can reach the project office by calling 812-482-3116. There are several ways to follow project progress, ask questions and offer feedback.Find project information online at www.midstatescorridor.com.Sign up for project e-newsletters on the website.Receive project text alerts by texting “midstates” to 33222.Email questions and comments to [email protected] and updates are also provided on social media, Facebook (Mid-States Corridor) and Twitter (@MidStatesStudy).The Mid-States Corridor Project examines the concept of an improved highway connection in Southwest Indiana. The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation are conducting the required Tier 1 Environmental Study for the project to determine a preferred corridor. Find more information at www.midstatescorridor.com.Update your subscriptions, modify your password or email address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. You will need to use your email address to log in. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please visit subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com. This service is provided to you at no charge by Indiana Department of Transportation. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
IS IT TRUE we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr hasn’t informed members of City Council how much did it cost the taxpayers to subsidize the Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses during the 2018-19 hockey season?IS IT TRUE that former owner of the Evansville Icemen just sold his Jacksonville Icemen team for an extremely handsome figure? …we wonder how many millions of dollars would Ron Geary have gotten from the sale of the Evansville Icemen if he wasn’t forced to leave Evansville because political tampering?IS IT TRUE we are told that our City and County elected officials are considering raising the County Option Income Tax (COIT) for 2020 without seeking any input from the public?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that numerous taxpayers were disappointed with Mayor Winnecke becaise he nixed the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Committee to locate the $28 million dollars Deaconess Aquatic Center at Robert’s Park? …that some people are now saying that Mayor Winnecke has seemly adopted a benevolent dictator style of managing City Government?IS IT TRUE it’s obvious that some of our our elected officials are practicing “taxation without representation” but also has a “taxation without explanation” attitude?IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville raised our taxes by 7.6% in 2019?…we wonder how on earth can a city that has ZERO population growth and minimal wage growth feel that they can collect 7.6% more tax money from its huddled masses than it did the year before? IS IT TRUE don’t be surprised to hear that the Vanderburgh County Council will decide to use the entire allocation” of COIT funds for 2019 and 2020 to build a new addition to the Vanderburgh County jail?IS IT TRUE we are pleased that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners passed a resolution stating they opposed INDOT’s draft of the Lloyd Expressway Corridor Management Plan and the U.S. Highway 41 Corridor Plan? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE several years ago we remember when the “Jacobsville Join In” office was officially opened on North Main Street? …that a large group of people observed the Mayor, officials from Echo Housing and the Evansville DMD officially cutting the ribbon to opening the office? …at the official opening, the dignitaries in attendance told us how “Jacobsville Join In” is going to make major positive changes in the North Main Street corridor? …recently without fanfare “Jacobsville Join In” group abruptly vacated their office located on North Main Street? …that “Jacobsville Join In” was sponsored by ECHO Housing and allegedly received their operating funds from the Evansville DMD? …this building is now going to house a new hair salon? Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Should the Presidents of the Vanderburgh County Commission and County Council been allowed to welcome the participants of the Fastpitch Softball tournament to Vanderburgh County?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE we hear that the City of Evansville officials are talking about cutting the city operations budget around $3 million dollars for 2020 in order to cover the projected deficit of the Evansville Employee Hospitalization fund? IS IT TRUE that last year the Evansville City Council did exactly as the City-County Observer predicted and voted to plunk down $2.7 million taxpayer dollars to move the LST from Marina Pointe to the old casino boat site? …we are surprised that only one (1) City Council member questioned who’s going to pay to dismantle the LST dock once the boat leaves Marina Pointe? …we wonder who’s going to pay to dismantle the LST dock once the boat leaves Marina Pointe? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.IS IT TRUE that “a lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” …this is a quote by the Dalai Lama?IS IT TRUE according to the Evansville Courier and Press the Evansville/ Vanderburgh County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the USSSA Fastpitch GreatLakes National is holding their 200 team tournament at baseball fields located in Vanderburgh County, Boonville, and Henderson? …the visiting teams were welcomed by Mayor Winnecke? …we were surprised that the Director of the CVB, Joe Taylor didn’t invite the Presidents of the Vanderburgh County Commission and County Council to also welcome the participants of this tournament to Vanderburgh County? …doesn’t the County contribute to funding of the Vanderburgh/Evansville Convention And Visitors Bureau? …we are even more surprised that Mr. Taylor didn’t send a press release to the City County Observer about this worthy community event? …we where hoping that Mr. Tayor would be more transparent then the person he replaced? …so far it looks like business as usual at the CVB?IS IT TRUE that the only way to promote the best in an election is by candidates and their sponsors being straightforward, open, and clear in their communication to voters?IS IT TRUE that our Civic Center “Moles” tell us that Mayor Winnecke has decided to not to mess with the “HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT” in 2020? …it looks like the Mayor made a smart political move concerning this issue? 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89, lifelong of Bayonne, passed away at her residence on November 29, surrounded by her family. Mary worked as a bookkeeper for Economy Trucking, Clifton, NJ, was a former Girl Scout Leader at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and was also involved with Bayonne Little League. Mary was a wife to the late Richard Kaminski, a mother to Richard (Sheila), Susanne Macon (Walter Jr.), Robert (Patricia), Diane Orsini (Robert), Daniel (Elizabeth). A Cherished grandmother to Kelly (Marty), the late Walter III (Allison), Richard (Georgia), Matthew, Kristina, Katie (Frank), Robert, and Kyle. Mary was predeceased by her parents Frank and Assunta (nee: Molisse) Mancuso and her brothers John, Joseph, and Thomas Mancuso. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.