Carriage house – The Carriage HSE Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Carriage house – The Carriage HSE 32 32 Bharat NCAP vehicle safety program to be rolled out from April 2023 – The New Indian Express Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:48:00 +0000


NEW DELI: The new car safety assessment program, Bharat NCAP, which offers a mechanism for assigning ‘star ratings’ to automobiles based on their performance in crash tests, will be rolled out from April 1 2023, an official statement said on Saturday.

According to the statement, the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (Bharat NCAP) applies to type-approved M1 motor vehicles (motor vehicles used for passenger transport, comprising eight seats, in addition to the driver’s seat ) whose gross vehicle weight is less than 3.5 tonnes, manufactured or imported into the country.

The standard is aligned with global benchmarks and goes beyond minimum regulatory requirements, he said.

The statement said the Bharat NCAP rating will provide consumers with an indication of the level of occupant protection offered by evaluating the vehicle in the areas of adult occupant protection, child occupant protection and safety assistive technologies.

Testing of vehicles for this program will be carried out at testing agencies, with the necessary infrastructure, he added.

In a series of tweets, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that Bharat New Car Assessment Program (Bharat NCAP) will serve as a consumer-centric platform, enabling customers to opt for safer cars based on their star ratings, while promoting healthy competition among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India to manufacture safer vehicles.

“I have now approved the GSR notification project to introduce the Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), in which automobiles in India will be awarded stars based on their performance in crash tests,” Gadkari had said.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways pointed out that the star rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely crucial not only to ensure the structural and passenger safety in the cars but also to increase the driving ability. export of Indian automobiles.

Bharat NCAP’s testing protocol is to be aligned with global crash test protocols taking into account existing Indian regulations, allowing OEMs to have their vehicles tested at India’s own in-house testing facilities, Gadkari said.

According to him, Bharat NCAP will prove to be a vital instrument in making our automotive industry Aatmanirbhar with the mission of making India the premier automotive hub in the world.

Bharat NCAP will encourage manufacturers to voluntarily participate in the safety test assessment program and incorporate higher levels of safety into new car models.

The proposed rating will award star ratings from 1 to 5 stars.

The initiative aims to make mobility safer in the country which recorded a total of 3,66,138 road accidents in calendar year 2020, causing 1,31,714 fatalities.

Recently, Gadkari said that the government aims to reduce the number of deaths from road accidents by 50% by 2024.

This Luxury Anmore Home Has Two Elevators and a $9 Million Waterfall Wed, 22 Jun 2022 22:30:00 +0000 Are you looking for a luxury home? An Anmore property with a large shed, waterfall, elevators, eight-car garage, six bedrooms on a 1.1-acre lot was recently listed for $8.89 million and the realtor claims that there is still a market for luxury homes despite the recent real estate downturn.

As interest rates rise and some homeowners are set to take a financial hit, many have predicted a slowdown in the BC real estate market.

Even in the Tri-Cities, where prices have fallen slightly everywhere but Port Moody, rising interest rates have reduced the purchasing power of new buyers, as prices are still higher than two years ago. year.

But in Anmore, the luxury home market appears isolated from the downturn in the housing market.

Defying the advice of experts who say don’t sell unless you have to, an 11,000 square foot home with six bedrooms, an elevator, an eight-car garage and a waterfall on a 1,000-square-foot lot, 1 Acre recently went on sale for $8.89 million.

A bargain for a luxury property

Glen Bohnet of Royal LePage West Real Estate Services says the home at 3299 Black Bear Way is actually a bargain, compared to similarly sized homes in West Vancouver. Additionally, the lot is much larger than similar sized properties elsewhere in the Lower Mainland.

It also has a nearly 1,800 square foot carriage house with two bedrooms and three bathrooms.

“It’s unique,” Bohnet said of the rural enclave, which he calls the “Hamptons” of Vancouver.

Bohnet told the News from the three cities that Anmore has been a “hidden” secret for many years, but word is slowly spreading about the region’s value.

While the Black Bear Way home price seems steep, Bohnet noted that those who choose to live in Anmore appreciate the proximity to shopping, the short 45-minute drive to downtown Vancouver, and accessibility to both airports. of the region.

Anmore also has many natural assets, including hiking trails and Lake Buntzen, noted Bohnet, who said Anmore residents appreciate the area’s natural assets.

Pandemic buying has driven home prices higher

As for how luxury properties fare during a real estate downturn, Bohnet said they’re not as sensitive to wild swings in value, while the current market downturn is tied to rising demand. of housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have inflation. We have uncertainties,” he agrees, “[but] it was interesting to see what happened when COVID hit the market.

“People were looking to live more on an estate so their families could be there and they could have their own type of private resort,” said Bohnet, who also sold many luxury homes during his years. 30 years of career. like more typical family homes in the Tri-Cities and Maple Ridge.

Bohnet said if you take out the price spike caused by the pandemic buying, the slowdown that’s happening right now is a natural result of a slight shift in the market. And while he disagreed with raising interest rates instead of cutting carbon taxes on gasoline to reduce inflation, he said it was not unusual to see a price correction in response to fluctuations in the economy.

But Bohnet said Anmore has not had the same ups and downs as elsewhere, he said. Instead, it has grown steadily because people are slowly discovering that Anmore has value.

“Anmore is one of those places they love when they find it and you couldn’t find it [a similar property] anywhere at this price.”

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Woody Paige: Lightning had a horror story as Avs played scary good | avalanche Sun, 19 Jun 2022 04:25:00 +0000

Crowds at the two bars in the venerable iconic resort of Estes Park were going “wild and crazy” on Saturday night.

The name should be changed to the Stanley Cup Hotel.

The Avalanche is The Shining. The lightning is dark and stormy.

Seven up, zero down. The Avs pitched a perfect game against the Lightning. It was the most dominant performance in National Hockey League franchise history and the second most lopsided win in Finals history.

After being torched for 11 goals in Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Denver, Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy must have believed he was a character in Stephen King’s 1977 horror novel and from the 1980 movie.

Did Vasilevskiy stay in the legendary room 217 of the Stanley Hotel and was scared to death?

They’re dancing in the streets 66 miles northwest of downtown Denver and everywhere else in the state. The Avs took a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final over the Lightning, whose dynasty is in jeopardy. Tampa Bay has no idea about Colorado and can’t wait to get to Florida.

However, it’s worth remembering that the dominant, dominating and dynamic Avalanche are undefeated on the road in the playoffs.

How many g’s in Jugggggernaut? The Eastern Conference representatives, who lost in the opener in overtime 4-3 after allowing three first-half goals, must have felt they would come back with more firepower and energy. at the start of the second game.


The Avs again scored three goals in the first period and continued to accumulate. The Lightweights should have forfeited.

It got late early. It became beautiful for the Avs and Quasimodo for the Blight-ning.

Eleven of the Avs finished with a point or more.

Darcy Kuemper threw a shutout, but he was alone for much of the night. He was faced with just 16 penalty kicks and was really untested. The Lightning obviously forgot the purpose of hockey. They had just 23 shots in Game 1 of the series.

Vasilevskiy must feel like a pinata. The Avalanche fired 68 missiles at Trophy winner Conn Smythe a year ago and converted 11. The Avs showed no mercy. Neither was Jon Cooper, one of the league’s most successful coaches. He should have removed Andrei The Former Great after the second period when the score was already 5-0.

“The Avalanche play at a much higher level than us,” Cooper said succinctly afterwards.

The Avs were a mile high. Jon Cooper hopes a transfer to the sets will have influence. The Lightning trailed 2-0 in the Conference Finals against the Rangers after losing the first two games in New York, and rallied to win the series.

But the Rangers are not the Avalanche, who play at lightspeed.

It’s too early to cancel the series, but these Avalanches are reminiscent of the Avs teams that won the Stanley Cup championships in 1996 and 2002. Younger obviously, but the youth isn’t wasted in the playoffs on a roster. who has won 14 of 16 games and rarely shaken.

Consider that Andre Burakovsky scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 1, then responded with a goal and an assist (and an unscored breakaway) in Game 2. Consider Cal Makar hadn’t produced a run in five periods, but scored twice in the third period. Consider that Valeri Nichushkin fired two missiles for goals. And everyone else contributed.

It was Ice Capades.

Coach Jared Bednar said the Avalanche have strengthened their defense.

King spent a night at the Stanley Hotel – built by automaker Freeland Stanley in 1909 – one night there when he was living in Boulder. The Avs became the new Stanley Steamers.

“We had 200 people here tonight, and they went crazy and crazy watching the Avalanche,” said JC Cantley, general manager of the restaurant and bar at Stanley’s former carriage house. At the hotel’s Whiskey Bar, host Kylee Smith said a table of five asked for the TV to be switched to the Avalanche game.

When the Avalanche win the championship, the team and the trophy must spend a night at the Stanley Cup hotel.

County Commission prepares to approve budget for fiscal year 2022-23 | New Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:27:00 +0000

The Lincoln County Budget Committee held a public hearing last Tuesday to discuss its proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which was published in the Elk Valley Times on May 25. The current fiscal year will end on June 30, 2022. The budget committee has been in favor of the proposed budget before the Lincoln County Commission at the next meeting to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.

The county’s property tax rate, which is currently $2.10, is not expected to increase in the next fiscal year, Newman said. It will remain the same as for the current fiscal year. The calendar year 2024 will be a property reassessment year.

“We are in very good shape on our postponement,” Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman said. “We were able to keep our tax rate at the same level. At the moment, things are looking good. »

New in this year’s proposed budget is a 10% pay raise for all unelected employees working for the Lincoln County government, according to Newman. The Ministry of Education commissioned its own salary compensation study and followed the guideline increases recommended in that study.

The proposed budget for 2022-2023 includes $962,977 in approved recurring requests and $202,598 in non-recurring requests.

If the proposed budget is approved, the total estimated expenditures for the general fund are $17.3 million, as well as $1.5 million in expenditures for the solid waste fund, $52,000 for expenditures for the sheriff’s drugs, $6.1 million for highways and public works fund expenditures, and $2.7 million. in the general expenditure of the debt service fund.

It also includes $35.2 million in planned spending for the General Purpose School Fund, $2.4 million in spending for the Central Cafeteria Fund, $128,000 in spending for the Expanded School Program Fund, and $780,000. $000 in capital projects for education.

The proposed allocations to outside organizations included in the proposed budget total $797,294. These include the following: $433,363 to Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development; $132,202 to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library; $62,500 to the Humane Society of Lincoln County; $55,000 for seniority bonus for volunteer firefighters; $37,000 to South Lincoln Recreation; $18,693 for the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Airport Authority; $15,000 to Fayetteville Main Street; $12,750 to Fayetteville-Lincoln County seniors; $12,500 to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce; $9,436 to the South-Central Human Resources Agency; $5,000 to Crime Stoppers; $2,000 to the Forestry Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture; $1,600 to senior citizens of Petersburg; and $250 to A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee.

Applications proposed by Carriage House players and the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center were delayed by the committee.

Lincoln County Humane Society

Cindy Kite, chair of the board of directors of the Humane Society of Lincoln County, addressed the budget committee during the public hearing.

Kite said the Humane Society is asking the Lincoln County Commission to approve a $140,000 allocation in the budget. The Commission allocated $62,500 in the current fiscal year. She said the previous year the Humane Society received $37,500.

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“We do animal control work, and we can’t afford to do that anymore,” Kite said. “We are not ready to have full-time staff. The shelter we have now has to have a license, has to have people trained, has to have equipment and we are no longer able to maintain what we are doing.

If the budget request is not met, Kite said the organization will only be able to help the county as a Humane Society, but will no longer be able to offer animal control.

“We’re so below where we need to be,” Kite said. “We fundraise until death and we are in debt. We cannot continue to draw from our sources because we will be bankrupt in three months.

The Humane Society Building is owned by the City of Fayetteville and Lincoln County. “We think over the years we’ve probably invested over $250,000 in the building,” she said, naming areas of the building the organization has improved. “We have quite an investment in this building.”

Kite went on to explain what the Humane Society does when it comes to animal control.

The Lincoln County Humane Society had similar conversations, which were reported in the May 3 edition of the Elk Valley Times, with the city of Fayetteville.

Mayor Newman said he and Fayetteville City Administrator Kevin Owens have met to discuss animal control and plan to continue those meetings. He said the city of Fayetteville, like the county, has not decided whether to increase funding for the organization.

Newman said he also spoke to the mayor and other Giles County officials. He said Giles County has its own animal control under the sheriff’s office. Two deputies are the animal control officers and operate the facility. “It gives them law enforcement rights when they’re out,” Newman said.

Newman said Giles County Animal Control’s total budget for the year was $150,000, with the county contributing $100,000 and the city contributing $50,000.

“They (Giles County Animal Control) are not a no-kill shelter,” he said, adding that the euthanasia rate is 10% at the moment.

“I’m working on it. The city is working on it. Hopefully we find an answer,” Newman said.

New York Estate renovated with river views and Astor family tie listings for $25 million Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:08:00 +0000

A grand historic estate in New York’s Hudson Valley has hit the market for $25 million. Known as Steen Valetje, the property was built in 1851 by Laura Astor and Franklin Hughes Delano, according to the listing, and is currently owned and listed by author and commentator Suzy Welch, widow of the former GE chairman. , Jack Welch.

Ms Welch bought the estate for $16.5 million in March 2020, and over the past two years “she’s put a tremendous amount of work into it,” said Compass agent Byron Anderson, who represents the listing at alongside Candy Anderson. “Many of these houses [in the area] just don’t trade as often, and when they do, they’re usually not in that state. It really is something special.

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The property is 290 acres, spanning the towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, and is made up of two parcels, one of which is “strictly virgin land,” according to Mr. Anderson. The other plot includes the main house and numerous outbuildings. “Between the two [parcels] there’s just over half a mile of frontage on the Hudson River,” Mr. Anderson told Mansion Global. “The topography of the land resembles one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, but it’s also rural and pastoral, and you get those phenomenal views of the Hudson River and the Catskills.”

The 16,600-square-foot, 10-bedroom main house has been redone over the past two years to include updated kitchens and bathrooms, while retaining historic details including hardwood floors and railings, 16 fireplaces in total, detailed moldings and original windows, as listed. The interiors were handled by designer Bunny Williams.

The ground floor features 18-foot ceilings, some of which are painted with landscapes and frescoes, with pocket doors between each room to allow for a more open layout. A formal dining room with hardwood floors and French doors leads to a large outdoor patio overlooking the Hudson River, according to listing photos.

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“[Ms. Welch] also did a lot of major work, including two new kitchens in the main house – a cozy family kitchen and a fully equipped chef or catering kitchen – with all new appliances, cabinetry and plumbing,” Mr. Anderson said. “Much of the electricity in the house has been updated, she can control everything from an app.”

In addition to its “park-like grounds with walking paths and cross-country ski trails,” according to the listing, the property includes a number of other outbuildings and recreational facilities. Many accommodation options on the estate include two four-bedroom guest houses, which have also been refurbished, as well as a coach house with four potential staff apartments, a two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage and a gardener’s cottage of a bedroom.

The estate is landscaped with equestrian facilities – which include an eight-stall stable, heated indoor arena and outdoor arena – as well as a greenhouse, tennis court and swimming pool and poolhouse overlooking the river. “The pool house has its own kitchen and two full bathrooms and walk-in closets,” Mr. Anderson said.

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Ms Welch, who was not immediately available for comment, decided to sell the property when she was called back to New York for work, Mr Anderson said. “In March 2020, when she purchased, her life was very different than it is now,” he told Mansion Global. “She feels revitalized and wants to get back to work.”

A business journalist and author of books including ’10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea’, Ms Welch was married to Jack Welch from 2004 until his death in 2020. Legendary CEO during her years at General Electric, M Welch was recently the subject of a newly released book, “The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy.” The property was listed in late May, records show.

]]> The unstoppable conservationist | Ross Eric Gibson, Local History – Santa Cruz Sentinel Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:59:28 +0000

A charismatic progressive and war hero, Theodore Roosevelt was elected governor of New York in 1898, to become a fighter of monopoly and an advocate of corporate taxation, scandalizing those who had financed his campaign. Too popular to object, in 1900 wealthy New Yorkers ousted Roosevelt from the governor’s mansion, recruiting him to a largely ceremonial position as Wm. McKinley’s Vice President. Much to their horror, McKinley was assassinated in 1901 and Roosevelt became president.

The Roosevelt administration coined the word “conservationism” for the protection of national wildlife areas, national parks, and national forests. A forest convention led by Gilbert Pinchot tried to promote selective harvesting, to stop the ecological damage caused by clear cutting. But conservation drew a strong backlash from logging, mining and oil interests, who felt Roosevelt was locking up valuable resources in what amounted to oversized picnic grounds, while increasing the cost of extracting the materials.

So Roosevelt decided to take his case directly to the public, with a 1903 tour of the west and its natural wonders. He traveled in his 70-foot-long “Elysian” presidential wagon. In Yellowstone National Park, he denounced the excesses of unnecessary sport hunting. He took a horseback ride through the Grand Canyon and later cited the looting of native artifacts as the reason for creating national monuments at Chaco Canyon and Gila Cliff Dwelling. He entered California and toured the flowery coastal mission towns, then arrived at the Del Monte Hotel on May 10 and spent the day touring the landscaped grounds.

Santa Cruz County

The next morning, Roosevelt stopped briefly at Pajaro, then at Watsonville. Roosevelt said his senate gavel was made of Santa Cruz redwood, manzanita, and oak, and onlookers pointed to the mill where it was made. He left soon after, not realizing that one offhand remark would provoke a worldwide reaction. Roosevelt declared that American influence must now extend across the Pacific Ocean, causing European colonies to question whether he was expanding the reach of the Monroe Doctrine.

Roosevelt passed through Seabright, entering Santa Cruz through the San Lorenzo River. He saw a huge, rainbow-striped tent city at the corner of Cliff and Beach streets, recently built to house the excess guests who wanted to see the president. It was so popular that Tent City became a permanent attraction. At 9:45 a.m. his train arrived at crowded Union Station, where the Hastings Band played “Hail to the Chief.” The station was adorned with a real Christmas tree in the redwood forest.

Ten cars formed a procession of dignitaries, with Roosevelt in the lead car, accompanied by former Lieutenant Governor Wm. T. Jeter and local naturalist HS Deming. The motorcade traveled up Beach Hill to view the waterfront. The 70-foot-tall tabernacle at Garfield Park Christian Campground was spotted on the horizon from West Cliff Terrace, as Garfield’s son James , was Roosevelt’s Home Secretary. Driving along Third Street, they joined the Hastings group on the flats north of Beach Hill, as they had not climbed the hill for fear of being too out of breath to play.

The procession then moved up a Pacific Avenue shrouded in flags, streamers and paper lanterns, decorations organized by Samuel Leask, SA Palmer and TW Kelly. The President stood in his car and gracefully bowed to the cheering crowd. At the crossroads of Lincoln Street, the children flooded the route with flower petals, roses and ferns. Students from the Catholic school held up a painting of the Mission of Santa Cruz. And Walnut Street seminary and trade school students lined the block.

At the junction of Pacific Avenue and Cooper Street, a banner painted with poppies proclaimed “Welcome to Santa Cruz” beside the beautiful new courthouse. The crowd gathered around a speaker platform with a large American flag canopy and a frame of flowers. Mayor David C. Clark introduced the President, who said a nation bordered by two oceans needed a modern naval fleet, so his policies would be taken seriously. Only a month before, in Chicago, Roosevelt had quoted the West African proverb “Speak softly, but carry a big stick”, and the warships were the Big Stick.

Roosevelt praised the preservation of historic monuments, but said his greatest admiration was in the preservation of natural wonders. Thus, he praised those local men and women who sought to preserve pristine groves of redwoods.

“Take down one of these giants and you cannot take its place. Nature was its architect, and we owe it to ourselves and our children’s children to preserve them. … We should ensure that no man, for speculative ends or for mere temporary use, destroys the groves of great trees. Where the individual and associations cannot preserve them, then the State, and if necessary the nation , must intervene and ensure their preservation.

When Roosevelt finished, FA Hihn, the president of the Santa Cruz Pioneers Society, recognized Roosevelt’s pioneering spirit as a cowboy, explorer, and naturalist. Hihn presented the president with an engraved silver plaque and lapel pin, making Roosevelt an honorary member of the Santa Cruz Pioneers. He also received a silk rosette holding a ribbon designed by local artist/teacher Lillian Howard, with the word “Roosevelt” over an image of redwoods. At the narrow gauge station (now the Goodwill site on Union Street), the President boarded the rig, to the applause of UC Berkeley students. Only 89 guests wearing a Roosevelt ribbon were admitted. The train had been decorated by the Girls of the Golden West, with different floral themes in each car. The “Barber Car” was so called because the chairs swiveled and tilted like barber chairs.

Grove of tall trees

They were the first redwoods Roosevelt had ever seen, and he marveled at their majesty as they passed through the wild Rincon Gorge. The tracks above what is now Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park were then called Big Trees Station, where locals from towns in the San Lorenzo Valley greeted him.

Roosevelt was escorted to breakfast under the redwoods by Fred Swanton, placing him at the head of a table that included Secretary of the Navy Wm. Moody, Mayor Clark, UC President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and President of Columbia Nicholas Butler, with Fred Swanton and elderly Sentinel reporter Josephine Clifford McCrackin nearby.

The fog gave way to rays of sunshine in the cathedral grove. The meal consisted of grilled steaks from councilor FR Walti, beans cooked by Jose Maria Guieres, the mother of 34 children, and coffee prepared by former mayor Gustav Bowman.

Roosevelt said, “This is the best steak I’ve had since I was a cowboy! Then came local strawberries and a cake with Santa Cruz wines. High school girls dressed in white served the meal, while the Hastings Band sang the serenade.

Roosevelt was impressed by fellow bird-lover Josephine McCrackin. She had lost her home to a forest fire in 1899, but realized that these ancient groves were irreplaceable, needed centuries to grow, and would disappear forever if left at the mercy of logging and forest fires. forest. She joined others in the effort to save Big Basin in 1902 as Redwood’s first national park.

At the insistence of the high school girls, Roosevelt gave a speech congratulating Santa Cruz for saving these magnificent trees.

“But let me preach to you for a moment,” he added, blaming the tourist tradition for littering a tree trunk with pasted-on business cards. “The maps lend an air of ridiculousness to this solemn and majestic grove.”

At the president’s request, he and Columbia University President Butler visited the grove alone, without a crowd or entourage. At one point, Roosevelt lay down to get a better look up at these amazing trees. Each tree bore a nameplate, one being the “McKinley”, which Roosevelt considered a moving tribute to his running mate. When Roosevelt returned from his 15-minute walk, he found that cooks Walti and McCormick, presidential secretary Wm. Loeb Jr., and UC president Wheeler had removed all of the business cards from the despoiled tree. Then on another tree a plaque was unveiled dedicating it to Roosevelt. Roosevelt thanked them, but said he would prefer a small tag on a pole.

From Santa Cruz, Roosevelt went to San Jose, then to San Francisco, and finally to Yosemite, where he lived alone with John Muir for three days of hiking and camping. The two hit it off, but Muir opposed conservation for future resource extraction, believing the scenic beauty was reason enough for permanent preservation. Just as the 1906 earthquake rocked San Francisco, Roosevelt rocked Washington that year with an avalanche of national parks and preserves. A rider inserted into a 1907 farm finance bill sought to revoke the power to establish national reserves by presidential decree. Rather than stop it, Roosevelt stepped up before the bill became law, securing a total of 80 million acres in national forests, including 14 million in California.

He doubled the number of national parks from five to 10, adding four historic parks and recreation areas, more than any other president.

7 Incredible Stops on the Indiana Glass Trail Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:55:09 +0000

One of Indiana’s finest experiences is the Stained Glass Trail through the northern part of the state. The history of glass in Indiana is due in part to the discovery of natural gas in the 1880s. The first significant commercial gas well appeared on September 15, 1886 in Eaton, Indiana.

This discovery covered an area of ​​5,000 square miles. Enjoy traveling through small farming towns and large cities while exploring their glorious treasures of stained glass. Combined, they lay down a wonderful treasure trail of the natural gas phenomenon, the history of glass, and stained glass sites in northern Indiana and beyond.

Note: A few of the listed places I have been to on tour packages. However, all opinions are my own.

Glass Capital of Indiana Mural by Pamela Bliss
(Photo credit: Cindy Ladage)

1. Dunkirk

With 23 glass factories, Dunkirk has been dubbed the “Glass Capital of Indiana”. Stop at the Dunkirk Glass Museum. Their website shares, “There are over 20,000 pieces of glassware from 110 factories around the world currently on display at the museum. We have glass that was made locally at Indiana Glass in Dunkirk and other factories in the area, including 25 leaded lamps, 25 leaded windows and an exhibit of goblet plates, which were mostly made on East cost.

The small museum is connected to the library. I only saw the museum from the outside window but I want to come back.

There is also a memorial to Benjamin E. Rubrect, the first secretary of the Flint Glass Workers Union of North America. He was an active member from the union’s inception in July 1878 until his death in 1922.

Dunkirk also has a mural by artist Pamela Bliss depicting the glass capital with an image of the Dunkirk Speedcat train.

Pro Tip: Stop and dine at the Glass Capital Grill. Tried the pork chops and loved them!

The Jay County Courthouse in Portland, Indiana
Jay County Courthouse
(Photo credit: Roberto Galan /


Portland is in Jay County. Construction of the Jay County Courthouse began in 1915 and was completed in 1919. Constructed of Bedford stone with beautiful columns, the courthouse has marble walls and floors. There is an amazing stained glass skylight in the dome. The courthouse sports brass entrance doors and has four historic paintings, making it a great stop on the stained glass trail.

The Jay County Historical Society Museum in Portland features gas boom artifacts and history. This museum is one of many sites listed on the Jay County Gas Boom Driving Tour.

Also on the Gas Boom Driving Tour is Ashbury Methodist Church, which offers beautiful stained glass windows. Construction began during the gas boom in 1897, but due to funding, took years. The windows are amazing!

The Elwood Haynes mural, painted by Pamela Bliss, is located at Meridian and Arch streets. The mural shares information about Jay County’s most notable inventor. The gas boom pamphlet states, “Elwood Haynes invented the first horseless carriage and many tools that were instrumental in Jay County’s natural gas boom. Elwood was born in Portland in 1857 and moved his family to Kokomo after the gas boom.

Stop at the Jay County Fairgrounds to see Floral Hall. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1883 and completed in 1891, Floral Hall is a 2.5-story octagonal frame building that is also on the Gas Dam Trail!

Monroe Sieberling built this architectural masterpiece of Queen Anne and Romanesque art, construction of which began in 1889 and was completed in the fall of 1891.
Monroe Sieberling built this architectural masterpiece of Queen Anne and Romanesque art, construction of which began in 1889 and was completed in the fall of 1891.
(Photo credit: Cindy Ladage)

3. Kokomo

When natural gas was discovered in Kokomo, it sparked an industrial revolution in the city. Today, it results in many wonderful stops. The Indiana Natural Gas Company leased 23,000 acres of land. Assuming that gas production would last a few hundred years, they invited companies to come to Kokomo offering free gas. One company drawn to town was the Kokomo Opalescent Gas Co.

Charles Edward Henry was born in Paris in 1846 and eventually came to the United States, beginning his career as an expert glass chemist in New York. When he heard about the gas boom, he came to Kokomo. Production began at the Kokomo Opalescent Gas Co. on November 13, 1888. Today, it is the oldest glass factory in the United States and the only one that still hand-mixes its 22,000 colors. Book a visit and enjoy their amazing gift shop.

The Howard County Museum and the Seiberling Mansion are all beautiful places! The gas boom brought Monroe Seiberling to Kokomo. Founder of the Diamond Plate Glass Company, which was at one time the largest plate glass factory in the country, Seiberling also started Kokomo Strawboard and other factories.

Seiberling began building this Queen Anne and Romanesque architectural masterpiece in 1889, completing it in the fall of 1891. The natural gas-heated house’s woodwork includes oak, walnut, maple, cherry, mahogany and tulip poplar.

The George Kingston family has lived here the longest. Kingston, an agricultural and automotive giant, invented the carburetor used in Ford’s Model T. Kingston Products made roller skates and a range of other items. After the Kingstons left, the mansion became Indiana University Kokomo until 1965.

In 1972, the building, the Elliott House (which they use for events), and the two carriage houses were donated to the Howard County Historical Society. Through renovations, this home and its contents tell the story of the gas boom and the history of Howard County.

One of the buildings of the former Diamond Plate Glass factory is now an antiques mall, the Original Treasure Mart. The building is a treasure that has been preserved and is filled with antiques.

Metallurgist, inventor and automotive designer Elwood Haynes was born in Portland and moved to Kokomo. He became the manager of the Natural Gas Company when he invented the thermostat and a refrigeration device. Traveling on horseback, he tires of long distances and draws the plans for the horseless carriage. On July 4, 1894, he took his first ride in a gasoline-powered horseless carriage.

One of Elwood Haynes' cars on display at the Kokomo Museum
One of Elwood Haynes’ cars on display at the Kokomo Museum
(Photo credit: Cindy Ladage)

Thus, Haynes invented the first commercially successful gasoline-powered automobile in the United States in 1894. The Elwood Haynes Museum offers both a tour of the house and an overview of his inventions. During a visit, you can also see one of his cars on display.

Pro Tip: Dine at the Half Moon Brewery and sample excellent prawns and creamed corn. The Irish pub, Cook McDoogals, located in the historic city center, offers excellent fish and chips and a beautiful stained glass window.

4. Wabach

Wabash, Indiana is a charming river town. The Visit Wabash County Visitor Center features beautiful stained glass windows from the Opalescent Glass Factory. The building next door, Modoc’s, also has this beautiful factory stained glass window.

Carrie Steinweg of Chicago Foodie Sisters and I were hosted at the Sanctuary Overnight Event Hub. This amazing place is a Gothic-style church from 1903 turned into a center for night-time events. Located just blocks from historic downtown Wabash, Indiana, it takes your breath away. The beautiful wooden doors, furnishings and state-of-the-art kitchen only add to the charm.

The historic Eagles Theater is a wonderful treasure. Although there are no stained glass windows, this venue, originally built in 1906, is now a five-story building housing a nostalgic theater for movies and shows.

Pro tip: If you run when you’re in town, take a Wabash County Trolley Tour!

Stained glass at the Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne
Stained glass at the Allen County Courthouse
(Photo credit: Cindy Ladage)

5.Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is outside the gas boom area; however, they have amazing glass buildings and sights. The Allen County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is known for its murals, sculptures, faux scagliola marbles, unique tile floors, and extensive stained glass windows. The central dome itself is 20 feet long and weighs 200 pounds.

There is a revival of public arts and murals downtown. Follow the public art trail pass. My favorite art is an aisle sculpture called “77 Steps” which features over 300 tubes suspended with colored lights that run the length of the aisle.

Catch an event at the beautifully renovated Embassy Theatre.

Pro Tip: Stay at the Bradley Hotel, conveniently located near public art, the courthouse and the Embassy Theatre.

One of the Tiffany windows at the Reid Center in Richmond, Indiana
Tiffany glass windows at the Reid Center
(Photo credit: Cindy Ladage)


The opalescent glass factory has repaired Tiffany glass over the years. The Reid Center (formerly Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church) has more Tiffany glass than anywhere I’ve ever seen. Every window in the old church is Tiffany! Today, the Reid Center is a performing arts venue and community center. It is a National Historic Landmark.

The Wayne County Historical Museum has everything from cars to an Egyptian mummy. Julia Gaar created the museum. It was his family that created the Gaar Scott steam engines and threshers.

The Model T Museum is a must see in Richmond. My favorite item was the 1922 homemade snowmobile that delivered mail 60 miles every day.

Pro Tip: Stay at the eco-friendly Seldom Scene Meadow B&B, which runs on solar electricity and passive solar hot water. I was accommodated in this bed and breakfast with a wonderful view.

7. The City of Cambridge

Pamela Bliss has a mural of President Lincoln’s funeral train that stopped in Cambridge City. High Hat Antique Mall was also a fun stop in this town full of antiques.

Cambridge City sits along the trunk road and is named after the city of Cambridge, England. Home to several antique shops, the town has grown due to the location of the Whitewater Canal.

The town is famous for Overbeck Art pottery, which was made from 1911 to 1955.

As you meander through northern Indiana, here are some of the sights you can see along the Gas Boom Trail and beyond.

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Jane L. Scrogs | News, Sports, Jobs Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:15:13 +0000

MILFORD – Jane L. Scroggs, 75, of Boynton Hill Road, Milford, NH, died Monday, June 6, 2022 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH.

Jane was born February 24, 1947 in Laconia, NH, daughter of the late Claude “bing” and Gladys (Neal) Plummer.

She was a graduate of Laconia High School and Houle Beauty School. Jane participated in the Christmas Exchange at the Lafayette Club and was an avid member of the Ladies Golf Associations in Seven Springs, Florida, and Hoodkroft Country Club in Derry, NH. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, bird watching, dancing, painting, golfing, bowling, crafts, decorating, and shopping. His favorite activity was spending quality time with his grandchildren.

Jane is survived by her brothers Douglas Plummer of Gilford, NH, and Gary Plummer, of Meredith, NH, her life partner of 30 years, Richard R. Watts, Sr., her daughters Ann-Marie Lucas and her husband K. Paul Lucas, of Exline, IA, and Doreen Tolson, of Milford, NH, Richard’s daughter Stacey L. Watts and son Richard R. Watts Jr., five grandchildren, Katryna M. Dowling and husband Matt Dowling , Meikel C. Scroggs-Bergeron and her husband Cameron M. Bergeron, Faith S. Tolson, Zola-Mae Lucas and K. Ryan Lucas, and two great-grandchildren, Emily B. Dowling and T. Boh Dowling.

Calling hours will be Monday, June 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home Carriage House, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

A Graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Belknap Mountain Road, Gilford, NH.

Memorial donations can be made in Jane’s name to the Taylor Community at 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services and, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH, 03246, are helping the family make arrangements. For more information and to view a memorial online, please visit

Swizzels launches a new line of Minions candy just in time for the summer movie Tue, 07 Jun 2022 11:29:14 +0000

Ahead of the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, candy maker Swizzels has produced an all-new line of Minions candy that fans of the films will love.

The squashies have been given a minion-style makeover and are now available in a delicious new banana and blueberry flavor.

With an RRP of £1, Minions Banana and Blueberry Squashies are now available in supermarkets and convenience stores.

Swizzels has also created a brand new pack of Minions Tropical Chew bars, with two new flavors: Peach & Passionfruit and Mango & Pineapple. Vegan-friendly, the chew bars feature six different Minions on the individual wrappers.

With an RRP of £1, Minions Tropical Chew Bars are now widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores.

Featuring a surprise sorbet center, the Minions Tropical Fizz Individual Chew Bar is designed for those looking for a sweet treat on the go. With an RRP of 15p, fans of Swizzels and Minions can keep an eye out for the chewy bars when they hit shelves in June.

This summer, Swizzels will be celebrating all things Minions on their social media channels with fun posts and exciting competitions to celebrate the licensing deal.

Visit for more information.