A shed-load of great ideas in Shannon

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? NewsCommunityVideoA shed-load of great ideas in ShannonBy Bernie English – December 18, 2018 1641 Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Previous articleManchester night with These Charming Men and the ProfessorNext articlePictures: Bank of Ireland Christmas Drinks invitation 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. TAGSClareCommunityfeatureNewsShannonwatch Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter A member of the Shannon Men’s Shed working on some wood turning. pic: Cian ReinhardtTHERE was a time not so long ago when older men in Shannon with time on their hands had limited options about how to pass the day.“It was either the pub or follow the wives around the shopping centre ” Christy Collins, Chairperson of the Shannon Mens Shed told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The women are encouraging men to go out and join the Mens’ Shed to get us out of the house and that’s exactly what this does, Men make friends here but it’s said – and it’s true – men don’t talk face-to-face, they talk shoulder to shoulder when they’re working together,” said Christy.The Men’s Sheds movement has become a massive vehicle for social inclusion for men who would traditionally have been slow to reach out to their peers other than over a pint.With 54 members on the books and a fantastic premises in Smithstown, courtesy of a nominal rental from the Shannon Properties Group, the Shannon Mens’ Shed is now firmly established and has established close connections with the community in the six years since it was established.The members meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some part of those days are given over to projects such as carpentry, woodworking and passing on DIY skills and there is also ample space for people to just drop in and have a cuppa.“We have a lot of retired people who have a background in trades and that’s really useful but members are also welcome to just drop in and have a chat and a tea or coffee. This is a social place as much as anything else” said Christy.Membership costs just €10 a year, mainly to cover insurance, “We got power saws in and although only one or two of the members might ever use them, the insurance shot up from €350 euros to €1,350 a year”.The members are always available to help with jobs in the community.“Shannon won the Pride of Place title last year which was a great achievement and we were involved in painting empty buildings and planters. We also just finished building Buddy Benches for the schools. If the community needs a hand, we’re delighted to get stuck in”.The group gets great support from local businesses and from Clare County Council but what is hugely important is the support that members offer each other.“It’s a great social outlet and people learn practical stuff coming here as well and we’re able to give back to the community. It’s a fantastic family and the member make it,” Christy told the Limerick Post. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

A look inside: Currier House

first_img Love you Jim Cavallaro signs to his daughter Mara as she’s lifted to school and he departs on a business trip. Five staff photographers will offer close-ups of the interests, activities, and personalities inside five Harvard Houses in installments over the course of the academic year. In the second of the series, Rose Lincoln visits Currier House, home of 10-year-old Mara. When Mara Cavallaro started fifth grade last month, she titled her introductory essay, “Me as a House Master’s Daughter.” The first sentence said, ”I live in a Harvard residence in the middle of a quad which is already blooming with white and yellow flowers.”Ten-year-old Mara, who has a pile of Mad Lib magazines and a blue beta fish named “Bloofey,” lives in Currier House in the Radcliffe Quad with her parents, Nadejda Marques, a research coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health, and James Cavallaro, a clinical professor of law. Her parents are the interim Currier House masters.Asked what she likes about living at Currier, Mara fires off a list: “I like the soft-serve machine, I like the quad, I like the Cabot House master’s daughter … I like the pool table, the ping pong table, the air hockey table, and the dining hall.”Mara has two jobs at Currier. “I am the official Currier House event-poster-flier maker. I hang them too. I am also Patricia C. Machado’s assistant in I.D. swiping for … dining services. I get paid in brownies. They owe me six.” Rose Lincoln/Staff Photographer Hangin’ at Harvard This is the life! Air hockey right in your front yard. Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack Mara (middle) jumps rope outside her Currier House home with her mother, House master Nadejda Marques (right), and pal Autumn Galindo (left). Trick, or treat? Mara models her Wednesday Adams costume, which she is planning to wear on Halloween. Currier kid Mara Cavallaro’s parents, Nadejda Marques and Jim Cavallaro, are the Currier House masters. A few extra inches Oh, to be tall! Mara (right) and Autumn put on a show with homemade stilts. Sad goodbye Harvard Law School Clinical Professor of Law Jim Cavallaro, a House master at Currier House, walks Mara to the bus stop. On this morning, she’s unhappy because her father is leaving on a work-related trip. Storytime Mara and her mother read Portuguese books to each other every night. They lived in Brazil until Mara was three. Currier kid Babysitter’s club Harvard student and Currier House resident Lindsey Brinton ’12 teaches Mara piano while babysitting her. Dance, Mara, dance! If you can dance, dance! Mara has the dance studio all to herself. Open house Mara (right) and Autumn hang fliers announcing the Currier House open house. Play date Mara (on right, in stockinged feet) and Mara’s mother (left) wait for Autumn’s mom to arrive. last_img read more

“Vibrant” selling market prompts duplex sale

first_imgThe galley-style kitchen. Indoor-outdoor living flows seamlessly.Since his tenants moved out, Mr Wolfe has “renovated it back to better than what it ever was before.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHaving lived in the duplex himself before renting it out, Mr Wolfe said it had open-plan living areas and the entire top-level was a master retreat with views of the Broadwater and Surfers skyline. The kitchen is galley-style and a second living room has been wired, ready to be converted and used as a media room. The property has a 12.5 metre lap pool.“The top level also catches the sea breeze off the Broadwater, I don’t need to use the airconditioning much,” Mr Wolfe said.Set just back from Paradise Point Esplanade, the property is also central to shopping and transport.Mr Wolfe has listed his property due to timing and convenience.“Most of my work is in Sydney and Melbourne, albeit I can work out of Brisbane,” he said.“I think it’s a good time to sell, the Coast has come back and it’s quite vibrant.”center_img 1/17 Errol Ave, Paradise Point is set to go to auction next month.AFTER being a rental property for a while this Paradise Point home has undergone a “cosmetic renovation”, with the timber floors lacquered and the inside newly painted. The three-bedroom duplex, owned by David Wolfe, has a 12.5 metre swimming pool and an outdoor entertainment area.last_img read more

Hamilton places 11th at Swimming Nationals

first_imgGreensboro, N.C. — Down East Family YMCA swimmer Talor Hamilton placed 11th in the 50-yard freestyle event at the YMCA Short Course Nationals this week.Hamilton set a new team record with his time of 21.03, as well as a new Maine swimming boys’ age 15-16 record, besting the previous record held by former Olympian Ian Crocker.More than 1,300 athletes from 193 YMCAs participated in the meet held from March 30 to April 3.Hamilton also placed 31st in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.76 — a new team record. He finished the 100-yard butterfly in 51.78 and the 100-yard freestyle in 47.54.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree other DEFY athletes competed at Nationals: Cooper Holmes, Sam Alavardo and Kohl Shaw.Holmes swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.77 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.84.All four boys swam the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.29. Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

Arsenal were mind-blowing! Redknapp backs Gunners for title shot after stunning Man United

first_imgHarry Redknapp has hailed Arsenal’s performance against Manchester United – and claimed the Gunners have every chance of winning the Premier League this season.After an inconsistent start to the season, Redknapp was ready to write off Arsene Wenger’s side as title contenders.But having seen them blitz leaders Manchester United on Sunday with three goals inside the opening twenty minutes, he believes they are now serious candidates to finish top of the pile for the first time in 12 years.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Tottenham boss said: “That first twenty minutes was as good as I have seen. It was mind-blowing. They blew Man United completely away.“I tipped them at the start of the year [to win the title] and after two or three games I thought I must be mad! But now suddenly you look at it and think, hang on, they are right there.“They have got a great chance this year if they can find a little bit of consistency.”last_img read more

LETTERKENNY NO1 CELTIC SUPPROTERS CLUB MEETING

first_imgLetterkenny No 1 Celtic Supporters Club will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, December 13th in the Station House Hotel at 8pm. All are welcome.LETTERKENNY NO1 CELTIC SUPPROTERS CLUB MEETING was last modified: December 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letetrkenny No 1 Celtic Supporters Clublast_img