Locals to celebrate the wurst of Germany

August 31, 2015 by  

Hungry Mansfield locals are in for a treat next month, as the Mansfield WurstFest approaches.

It promises to be a [Read more]

September begins in fine taste

August 31, 2015 by  

Madison locals have no doubt been waiting for this year’s Taste of Madison, where a huge number of restaurants downtown open [Read more]

Local charities gain from food drive

August 31, 2015 by  

Huntington and Northport charities benefited from the Summer Food Drive held earlier this month.

This is the second year for [Read more]

Kankakee approves new pantry site

August 31, 2015 by  

A food pantry will be opening soon close to Kankakee downtown.

The Center of Hope, the [Read more]

Hicksville folk enjoy family fun

August 31, 2015 by  

Hicksville residents recently gathered to have old-fashioned fun at a carnival.

According to an August 6, 2015 news item, the annual Our Lady of Mercy Family Carnival drew a large crowd who enjoyed live music, rides, drinks, food, and games. People came from all over Hicksville to take part, and waited in line for snacks, drinks, and rides, while enjoying the music of The Dukers, who performed classics from the ‘50s and ‘60s, as well as swing music.

The younger children were able to enjoy a feeding and petting zoo, pony rides, and games suitable to their age.

Long-time Hicksville resident Bart Grossjung said he and Peggy, his wife, have been attending the carnival for years, and say it draws a great crowd. The event, which is five days long, is a huge draw for people in the town and throughout the area.

Anthony Labriola, another Hicksville resident, said people who came to the fair were bound to run into people they know, and added that everybody in town knows about the carnival. Saturday night brought out the teenagers, who enjoyed seeing friends from other schools around town.

Feedback about this year’s fair has been positive, and event planners could build on this by working with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents, thanking them for coming and asking them to save the dates for next year.

Lancaster starts paving projects

August 31, 2015 by  

Lancaster has begun paving its streets, it has been confirmed this month.

The municipality began the [Read more]

Vancouver police to undergo training

August 31, 2015 by  

The Vancouver Police Department has confirmed that it will be affording training to its officers in de-escalation.

President Barack Obama has created a task force to examine policing in the 21st century, and that agency has made recommendations. These include not only demilitarizing the police, but also creating a change in police culture and training, particularly with regards to de-escalation.

Recognizing that a shift in police procedures is necessary, Vancouver’s police chief, James McElvain, is getting ready to send all of his sworn police officers through de-escalation training, all of which will take place this fall.

McElvain said the training would help officers recognize that its not always necessary for an officer to stand his or her ground, which can escalate into violence. Sometimes, McElvain says, officers need to retreat, make plans, and use better communication and better tactics so that the situation can be more effectively diffused.

De-escalation has always been part of the training law enforcement officers undergo, but a number of high-profile incidents in recent times has led to new emphasis being placed on this skill.

When the training is finished, department officials might consider working with brochure printers to create a booklet to be mailed to residents, explaining the training and how it will impact policing in the city, as well as the proactive measures being taken.

Lewis Center-based bank set to grow

August 31, 2015 by  

Delaware County Bank, which is based in Lewis Center, is set to start growing again.

Earlier this month, Ron Seiffert, Delaware’s CEO, said [Read more]

Sandy Springs welcomes Ray’s Rio Bravo reopening

August 31, 2015 by  

Atlanta area residents who loved the Rio Bravo restaurants will be pleased to know that the restaurant has [Read more]

Annual parade of fire trucks rolls through Raleigh

August 31, 2015 by  

The yearly parade of fire trucks has become a Raleigh tradition, and this year’s parade, which rolled at noon on [Read more]

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