Neighborhood Notes Props to Mission Station local author honored Mission Community market

first_img 0% Speaking to Mission Local, Caltagirone said the community can expect these visits “every quarter,” although he didn’t mention when or where he and SF Safe will be showing up next. “It’s good to have the community together, talk about how to report crimes, and how to work together,” said the captain, about five months into his tenure as head of Mission Station. Local author honored with Courage to Act awardSan Francisco author Jorge Argueta received the 2018 Courage to Act Board Award by the California Association for Bilingual Education on Friday, March 30, at a banquet in Sacramento.  The CABE board of directors made the unanimous decision to recognize Argueta, originally from El Salvador, for his “passionate poetry and writings for bilingual children’s books, his ongoing readings, teachings and storytellings, and his effort to ensure that books are made available to children who may not otherwise have access to them through his Library of Dreams/La Biblioteca de los Sueños in El Salvador.”Argueta has written more than 20 children’s books, including A Movie in My Pillow/Una Película en mi Almohada, Guacamole: Un Poema Para Cocinar/A Cooking Poem, and Somos Como las Nubes/We Are Like the Clouds.Mission Community Market Opening Day CelebrationThe Mission Community Market returns from winter hiatus on Thursday, April 5. Starting next week, the market will be open every Thursday at 22nd and Bartlett streets from 4 to 8 p.m.  Opening-day festivities include kids’ activities and tissue-paper-flower making with Casa Bonampak; live music from La Gente and Muchacho Mandanga; and market-to-table demos by Lolinda’s executive chef, Alejandro Morgan.The Lightbulb Ensemble at the Community Music CenterThe music percussion group The Lightbulb Ensemble, which describes itself as a group that “champions experimental music, instrument building, and contemporary gamelan,” will be performing at the Community Music Center on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. The performance will feature two works. Hamsa — Five Tales, by Brian Baumbusch, is an 80-minute piece that follows a narrative based on the Five Pillars of Islam. And Dauh Tukad (“West of the River”), by Wayne Vitale, is a work-in-progress premiere.  $20 adult, $15 senior and youth, $10 low income. Props to Mission Station Mission Captain Gaetano Caltagirone and SF Safe, a neighborhood-watch group, recently made an appearance at La Corneta Taqueria. Together, they gave small presentations to customers on safety and how to report crimes. “Greeted by bilingual representative of SFPD explaining 911, 311 and personal safety. Then, after the mini-presentation, he offered to buy us lunch,” a reader wrote. “Then, while in line, we were greeted by the captain of Mission Station. Nice.” The captain thought so, too. center_img Tags: neighborhood notes Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

EAMONN McManus and everyone at the Saints would li

first_imgEAMONN McManus and everyone at the Saints would like to congratulate their own Martin Murray on his win tonight.He beat Jorge Navarro just before the sixth round to win the WBA Interim middleweight title in Manchester.To have a champion of Martin’s calibre in the town – and a big Saints fan to boot – is great for the club and the area.It instills the great sense of pride we all have in St Helens.You can leave your congratulations for Martin here.Martin is now likely to face world champion Sergio Martinez.last_img read more

He joins teammate Jack Welsby pictured in the 17

first_imgHe joins teammate Jack Welsby (pictured) in the 17-man squad for the second test at Emerald Headingley Stadium (7.30pm).England lead 1-0 in the series after a great 14-8 victory at the weekend.The Squad:1. Jack Welsby – St Helens, Blackbrook 2. Innes Senior – Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers 3. Cameron Scott (c) – Hull FC, Wyke 4. Harry Newman – Leeds Rhinos, Newsome Panthers 5. Tom Nisbet – St Helens, Newton Storm 6. Callum McLelland – Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane 7. Harry Smith – Wigan Warriors, Halton Farnworth Hornets 8. Oliver Wilson – Bradford Bulls, Greetland All Rounders 9. Corey Johnson – Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane 10. Ethan Havard – Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pat 11. Sam Walters – Widnes Vikings, Halton Farnworth Hornets 12. Owen Trout – Leeds Rhinos, Stanley Rangers 13. Morgan Smithies – Wigan Warriors, Siddal 14. Muizz Mustapha – Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors 15. Loui McConnell – Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raider 16. Tom Holroyd – Leeds Rhinos, Siddal 17. Joe Shorrocks – Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patslast_img read more

Successful fundraiser for the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial

first_img But that’s not all.  The Sun Coast Cruisers classic car club, the Blue Knights motorcycle club, along with several customers from the Leland and Hampstead areas also stopped in to show support and at the end of the day, Trolly Stop on Fountain Drive raised $1,000 for the Wilmington Firefighters Foundation where the money will be used for the fallen fighters memorial.Trolly Stop donates 50% of sales several times a year.  Friends of the Battleship and Step Up for Soldiers have benefited from the community fundraisers at the restaurant. Trolly Stop owners present check to WFD WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The numbers are in from Saturday’s fundraiser to benefit the Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial in Wilmington.Organizers say it was a great day for the fundraiser and that every hour, a different fire truck and crew showed up and had lunch at the store.  They also say firefighter’s families, friends and neighbors also came in to support the fundraiser.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington Police educate hundreds on church security

first_img “Unfortunately we live in day in time where one time churches were probably the safest place on the earth, but today evil as it’s been categorized have penetrated even under our houses of worship. So we have to do whatever we can to harden the target and to make it safer so that people can be free and to worship the way they choose,” WPD spokeswoman Linda Thompson said.WPD held a seminar to help teach church security.“We can arm them with the tools to stay safe and so we believe educating the public making them aware of things they can do to institute in their house of worship will make them safer,” Thompson said.Related Article: Man allegedly took inappropriate photos of child at Wilmington WalmartWPD said every house of worship should develop some type of safety plan and after the seminar some church members took note.“We are going to up our staff for security, we’re going to do extra training, we’re going to be extra aware with the greeters and welcome, the ushers and the people out front. They’re going to be aware of what’s going on and who is coming into our churches,” Associate Pastor Charles Flowers said.Flowers said he feels more informed after the seminar, but knows safety is key.“It is very important that during these times a lot of church shootings, that we are really concerned about our congregation and the community and church shootings. So it’s very important for us to be aware of what we need to do if we have an active shooter on the campus,” Flowers said.Making sure the community is educated is one helpful tool to make sure houses of worship stay protected.WPD said if you couldn’t attend this seminar they are hopeful to have more in the future, but you can always reach out if interested in more information. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police hosted a special church security seminar to help members of different congregations learn what to do and how to be prepared if there is ever an active shooter.After multiple church shootings throughout the nation, Wilmington Police decided to take action.- Advertisement – last_img read more

DEQ wants feedback on draft coal ash rules meeting scheduled in Wilmington

first_img The rules address coal combustion residuals, which includes coal ash, a waste product generated when coal is converted into electricity. Waste is increasingly being removed from coal ash impoundments at North Carolina power plants and transported to either landfills engineered to be protective of the environment and human health or to recycling facilities for reuse into construction products such as cement, concrete blocks and wall board.The draft rules incorporate specific requirements from federal rules enacted by the EPA in 2015 that outline how coal ash landfills are to be designed, constructed and operated. The 90-plus pages of draft rules are intended to be more protective of public health and the environment than existing rules for coal ash disposal and storage.Existing state rules require the operators to build coal ash landfills with protective lining to prevent impacts to groundwater as well as systems for collecting wastewater and regular environmental monitoring.Related Article: Radiothon raises money for Women’s & Children’s HospitalThe new rules would add detailed criteria for how the landfills are to be constructed, restrict what sites are suitable for coal ash landfills and widen the buffers between the landfill and adjoining properties, streams and rivers. The draft rules require operators to inspect the landfills weekly and post the findings from those inspections on a publicly-accessible website. A similar, but shorter rule is being proposed to address dam safety at coal ash impoundments.Click here to read a copy of the draft state coal ash landfill rules.Click here to read a copy of the draft dam safety rule.At the February meetings, staff from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality will provide a presentation about the rules. State officials will then open the floor to anyone wishing to provide feedback on the rules and will record those comments. People wishing to speak are asked to register between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. If any time remains after the public comment session concludes, DEQ staff will be available to answer questions.People can also comment in writing at any time during this informal comment period through March 22. Public comments can be sent by email to Please include “CCR Rules” in the subject line. DEQ plans to present a final draft to the full North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, or EMC, in May before a 60-day formal public comment period starts this summer. DEQ will consider those comments and then present final draft rules to the full EMC for adoption. If the rules are approved by the EMC, they will then be presented to the Rules Review Commission, which has the final say on whether to approve the rules. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality wants to hear your feedback on rules being drafted by the state agency to better protect public health and the environment when coal ash wastes are disposed of and recycled.DEQ has scheduled a meeting later this month in Wilmington to gather public comments on the draft state rules. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the U-170 building at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Two other meetings will be held this month in Roxboro and in Dallas.- Advertisement – last_img read more

BCSO Student injured after school bus hit by BB gun

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County student was injured after a school bus was hit by a BB gun this afternoon.At approximately 4 p.m., a call came into the Brunswick County 911 Center in reference to a possible shot being fired at a Brunswick County School bus on Candlewood Court in Bolivia.- Advertisement – Upon investigation it was determined that the shot came from a BB or pellet type gun.Deputies say 45 children and a driver were on board the bus at the time, one child sustained a very minor injury. That student was assessed by EMS. A window on the bus was damaged.The incident is still under investigation.Related Article: County approves budget, no funds included to continue agreement with Coastline Volunteer RescueEarlier this year, deputies say a child accidentally shot a BB gun at a school bus near the intersection of Jones St. and Green Lewis Rd. in Bolivia.last_img read more

Woman spends holiday season living in camper separated from daughter

first_img “I’m not doing it this year. I got my Christmas trees up though,” said CJ, who has been displaced from her Burgaw home for more than two months.CJ should be getting ready for Christmas, something she would normally do this time of year. This year though, she will celebrate in her camper outside her home destroyed by Florence.CJ is trying to make ends meet. Separated from her teenage daughter since the storm, CJ says this holiday season will be lonely.Related Article: Hundreds volunteer for Surf City clean up“It hurts a lot. I miss her. She wants her own room and her own bathroom. She doesn’t have that now,” said CJ.The camper is just big enough for one person, which is why CJ’s ex-husband is caring for their daughter.CJ says she is lucky to even have a roof and a heater as the winter rolls in. But she has one ultimate Christmas miracle..“A new house. I just want my house back,” said CJ.CJ says she lost almost everything from Florence, but not her Christmas decorations. CJ keeps her spirit high as ever. She says she owes it to the community.“Just what a wonderful community and all the love. It’s amazing,” said CJ.Like many others struggling, CJ says this year may be different, but she will pull through.“You know, we’ll make do. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” said CJ.CJ says she still has high hopes for Christmas. She has already started decorating and putting her Christmas lights up. She says each day gets better and better. BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — The holiday season is upon us, but many families in the Cape Fear are still out of their homes following Hurricane Florence.As the holiday season rolls in, and after that awfully cold night last night, one woman will not be spending Christmas how she had hoped. But she says she is just lucky to be here and she is making the best of things.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Crime Stoppers offering reward for info on man wanted for homicide

first_img Police say Mitchell is a validated gang member and could be anywhere in the southeastern US.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609. To remain anonymous tipsters should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-531-9845 or use Text-a-Tip. Michael Mitchell (Photo: U.S. Attorney’s Office) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a homicide suspect.19-year-old Michael Mitchell is wanted in connection with the death of 27-year-old Willie Sellers Jr., who was shot at killed the night of April 5 in the 1000 block of Emory Street in Wilmington.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Victim in neardrowning improving according to Holden Beach Police

first_img Dixon said he had received an update, and the child’s condition has since improved.“He’s up, talking and doing much better,” Dixon said. “We’re really happy about that.”You can read more about the incident here. HOLDEN BEACH, NC (STAR NEWS) — A 12-year-old boy was rescued from the surf at Holden Beach. Renee Spencer with the Star News reports th incident happened Saturday.Holden Beach Police Chief Jeremy Dixon classified the incident as a near-drowning. The 911 call was made around 12:40 p.m. Dixon said by the time officers arrived, the young man had been pulled from the water and was barely conscious. He was immediately loaded into an ambulance and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.- Advertisement – last_img read more