Welsh cake firm sees boost from TV’s Gypsy Weddings

first_imgTraveller brides are relying on ABC Cakes in Shotton to make their Big Fat Gypsy Weddings extra special.The Flintshire firm, which features on Channel 4’s hit programme, opened in 2007 and has had an influx of orders for travellers’ weddings over the past few years. The company had had 14 orders from the traveller community by January and, since the programme was aired on TV, owner Gill Broadfoot said they had had numerous enquiries.”It’s gone a bit manic,” she said, adding, “We were first asked to do a castle and it went from there. They asked if we could do big and I asked, ’How big?’.” The biggest cake had 17 tiers and 20 smaller cakes around it.last_img

American Red Cross re-opens Rutland office as chapter headquarters

first_imgThe Central Vermont & New Hampshire Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will be re-opening its doors to the public, but thankfully not in response to a disaster. On October 22nd, from 11:00am – 1:00pm, the Red Cross will host an Open House to mark the opening of its 117 Strongs Avenue property in Rutland as the new headquarters of its Central Vermont & New Hampshire Valley Chapter. The Red Cross will also demonstrate its revitalized presence in the Rutland community by providing free training in adult CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to a total of 100 people over the course of that weekend.The programmed portion of the event, including the presentation of a proclamation from Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras and remarks by former National American Red Cross President Jack McGuire, will take place during the October 22nd Open House at 12:15pm.The Red Cross has a rich history in Rutland, but over the past several years its downtown Rutland building has largely lay dormant after water damage to parts of the building. The building has returned to active use with a full-time staff presence, increased use by disaster services volunteers and a regular schedule of lifesaving classes such as CPR, First Aid, Babysitting and more. Now serving as the Chapter Headquarters, the Rutland office will be the hub of activity for the entire Central Vermont & New Hampshire Valley Chapter. The Chapter encompasses Rutland, Washington, Orange and the northern half of Windsor County, along with 12 New Hampshire communities in Sullivan and Grafton counties.‘The Blood Services arm of the American Red Cross has an incredibly deep connection to the Rutland Community,’ remarked Larry Crist, Regional Executive of the Vermont & New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross. ‘Our open house provides us with the opportunity to share with Rutland, and towns throughout Central Vermont and the Upper Valley, the many other ways that the Red Cross and its dedicated volunteers serve the community.’ In addition to offering classes in lifesaving skills such as CPR, First Aid and aquatic safety; the American Red Cross provides assistance to members of the armed services and their families; and provides local disaster assistance at no cost to community members when disaster strikes. Disaster services include food, individual and mass sheltering, clothing and more. Red Cross disaster services are supported by the generosity of donors.To promote their mission of helping people to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, the Red Cross will be providing 100 people with free adult CPR and AED training. For those interested, they will have three sessions to choose from:Friday, October 22nd from 1:00pm – 5:00pmSaturday, October 23rd from 8:30am – 12:30pmSunday, October 24th from 12:00pm – 4:00pmThe class size for each session is limited to 34 students. People can pre-register by calling 773-9159 or stopping by the Chapter Headquarters at 117 Strongs Avenue to sign up. Walk-ins will be accepted, but only if space is available.As the Red Cross prepares for this event, they have received support of the public, Mayor Tom Louras, and the local business community. The ability to offer free CPR training has been made possible through the support of Rutland Regional Medical Center, Casella Waste Systems and Catamount Radio. ‘The public/private relationships that have helped make this event possible are invaluable to the Red Cross,’ Regional Executive Crist added.Source: American Red Cross (Rutland, VT – October 5, 2010) ###last_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Scores (2-23)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball ScoresFriday  (2-23)South Ripley  48     Jac-Cen-Del  41Greensburg  51     East Central  43Union County  49     Milan  35Rushville  51     North Decatur  45Knightstown  66     South Decatur  62SW Hanover  61     South Dearborn  45Rising Sun  91     Trinity Lutheran  81Morristown  58     Tri  42Franklin  72     Jennings County  59last_img

Šetkić in the second round of ATP Challenger in Canada

first_imgBIH tennis player Aldin Šetić has qualified to the second round of ATP Challanger Tournament which is being held in Rimouski in Canada worth 35 000 USD.In the first round, Šetkić defeated Hugo di Feo with 6:3 and 6:2.In the second round 25 five year old player from Sarajevo will play against Polish player Michal Przysiezny.last_img

Tis the Season for Stormy Weather

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0As the latest stormy weather moves out of the area, it’s a reminder that storm and flood season is here and inclement weather will soon return.Rain, wind and cloudy weather is forecast again for Thursday, December 10, and a revised forecast for periods of rain and showers tapering off in the evening, will allow the rivers to recede below flood stage.Thurston County Emergency Management encourages everyone to take this break in the weather as an opportunity to improve their preparedness and safety. A primary preparedness tip includes storing enough food and water to be on your own for at least 72 hours. There are many preparedness links on the Emergency Management website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em or you can email [email protected] of unincorporated Thurston County can call the Roads Maintenance division at (360) 867-2300 to report flooded roads. Residents are urged to only use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies and any downed power lines. For power outages, please contact Puget Sound Energy at 800-225-5773 to ensure they are aware of the outage.Thurston County Emergency Management officials urge drivers to use caution in wet weather and stay away from flooded roads. “It only takes 18 inches of water to float a small car, so even if a roadway isn’t officially closed, the only safe bet is to avoid flooded roads and find an alternate route,” says Sandy Johnson, Thurston County Emergency Management Manager. Do NOT drive around road barricades!For more emergency information, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/EI/EI.asp or call 360-867-2800. Stay connected with TCEM with social media and get Thurston County Emergency Management updates on Facebook and Twitter:Facebook: ThurstonEMTwitter: @ThurstonEMlast_img read more