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Marin gets thousands for sea-level rise issues

May 26, 2018 5:11 am Published by Marin gets thousands for projects to combat sea-level rise

A host of Marin nature-based sea-level rise projects earned approval by a state panel this week as the county plans to gird against expected high seas in the coming decades.

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission maps show a 3-foot rise over the next 100 years will push the bay over low-lying areas of Mill Valley, Sausalito and Tiburon, among other areas. "These are green initiatives to improve habitat to protect communities against sea-level rise."

One of the funded projects involves creating a natural reef as a way to buffer wave action off Dunphy Park in Sausalito. The analysis resulted in a proposal for a conventional sheet pile breakwater to keep back waves, but more discussion has brought an environmentally-friendly solution to the fore.

"There are varied wildlife in that area and it can be seen right from Dunphy Park," said Terri Thomas, director of natural resources for Conservation Corps North Bay. The project received $180,000 for planning.

The work could also provide protection for the Cass-Gidley, Galilee Harbor and Schoonmaker marinas, in addition to the shore at the park.

The conservancy grant dollars were given with an eye toward serving underserved communities. Conservation Corps North Bay employs youth and young adults from Marin City, the Canal area in San Rafael and other low-income communities in Marin.

The idea there is to develop a resilient beach and dune ecosystem to provide flood and erosion protection against existing coastal hazards and sea-level rise. That will involve educating the community through ecological research, science, restoration, adaptation planning and design.

"SFSU has extensive expertise in conservation planning and site-based living shoreline approaches, and the (Tiburon) site provides an excellent venue for hosting educational events to involve the community in the planning for this project," the conservancy report reads.

Ubly takes steps toward increased safety, health

May 25, 2018 9:18 pm Published by https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Ubly-nbsp-takes-steps-toward-increased-safety-12944675.php

With that initiative in mind, Village of Ubly officials will be seeking a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant to standardize its sidewalks and make it safe, convenient and fun for area children to walk or bike to school.

"It's like a walking audit of the surrounding area and around the schools within Ubly," Rubin said.

Ubly takes steps toward increased safety, health

May 25, 2018 9:18 pm Published by https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Ubly-nbsp-takes-steps-toward-increased-safety-12944675.php

With that initiative in mind, Village of Ubly officials will be seeking a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant to standardize its sidewalks and make it safe, convenient and fun for area children to walk or bike to school.

"It's like a walking audit of the surrounding area and around the schools within Ubly," Rubin said.

Many contributed to success of Discovering Historic Auburn

May 25, 2018 9:07 pm Published by ''+ ''+

To the editor:

The 2018 Discovering Historic Auburn event was a perfect example of this community's pride, tenacity and collaborative spirit.

Due to the downtown construction projects and overwhelming time constraints from event planners, the day was at risk of not happening in 2018. I want to thank volunteers from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Auburn Main Street, Community Foundation DeKalb County, Downtown Auburn Business Association, DeKalb County Outdoor Theatre, DeKalb Chamber Partnership, Eckhart Public Library and the United Way of DeKalb County, for making this event just one more priority on their already busy schedules!

With event sponsors of DeKalb Health, KPC Media, and Michelle Glenn Photography, we were able to share the event and invite others from all over Northeast Indiana to Discover Auburn! We had event supporters in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, the Bowen Center, DeKalb County Airport Authority, and Therma-Tru, along with over 50 different community organizations on hand to make the day a great way to connect with the wonderful things happening right here in our hometown.

This all would not have been possible without the continued amazing support of the City of Auburn!

Many contributed to success of Discovering Historic Auburn

May 25, 2018 9:07 pm Published by ''+ ''+

To the editor:

The 2018 Discovering Historic Auburn event was a perfect example of this community's pride, tenacity and collaborative spirit.

Due to the downtown construction projects and overwhelming time constraints from event planners, the day was at risk of not happening in 2018. I want to thank volunteers from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Auburn Main Street, Community Foundation DeKalb County, Downtown Auburn Business Association, DeKalb County Outdoor Theatre, DeKalb Chamber Partnership, Eckhart Public Library and the United Way of DeKalb County, for making this event just one more priority on their already busy schedules!

With event sponsors of DeKalb Health, KPC Media, and Michelle Glenn Photography, we were able to share the event and invite others from all over Northeast Indiana to Discover Auburn! We had event supporters in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, the Bowen Center, DeKalb County Airport Authority, and Therma-Tru, along with over 50 different community organizations on hand to make the day a great way to connect with the wonderful things happening right here in our hometown.

This all would not have been possible without the continued amazing support of the City of Auburn!

Is menstrual hygiene the new #SwachhBharat?

May 25, 2018 8:56 pm Published by Is menstrual hygiene the new #SwachhBharat?If the first two years of the Modi govt were all about its flagship Swachh Bharat programme, the focus seems to have shifted in recent months toward menstrual hygiene managementMeghan Markle at the Myna Mahila Foundation in Mumbai last year.

Another indication of how menstrual hygiene has become a cause celebre: at the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the only Indian NGO in a list of seven chosen by the couple for donations was the Mumbai-based Myna Mahila Foundation, which offers low-cost sanitary pads to women in slums and provides jobs to women who manufacture and sell pads.

Is menstrual hygiene the new #SwachhBharat?

May 25, 2018 8:56 pm Published by Is menstrual hygiene the new #SwachhBharat?If the first two years of the Modi govt were all about its flagship Swachh Bharat programme, the focus seems to have shifted in recent months toward menstrual hygiene managementMeghan Markle at the Myna Mahila Foundation in Mumbai last year.

Another indication of how menstrual hygiene has become a cause celebre: at the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the only Indian NGO in a list of seven chosen by the couple for donations was the Mumbai-based Myna Mahila Foundation, which offers low-cost sanitary pads to women in slums and provides jobs to women who manufacture and sell pads.

Middletown mayor to present awards at ball; Buttonwood Tree receives grant for program; Tassy …

May 25, 2018 8:56 pm Published by Middletown mayor to present awards at ball; Buttonwood Tree receives grant for program; Tassy Walden winners announced - The Middletown Press Middletown mayor to present awards at ball; Buttonwood Tree receives grant for program; Tassy Walden winners announced Drew will present the city's humanitarian, corporate citizen and community service awards at the ball The following recipients will be receiving the awards:

Larry Riley, Mayor's Humanitarian award.; Karen Nocera, Mayor's Community Service award; and Vinnie Scileppi, Mayor's Corporate Citizenship Award

MIDDLETOWN The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center (NEAR, Inc) has been awarded $500 by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to support a new program, Teen Open Mic. The new monthly program meets on third Saturdays at The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street and welcomes new participants and program volunteers.

Tassy Walden Awards winners, finalists named

The group thanked the Blackstone Library for the use of their facility for the awards presentation and reception and to the members of the Tassy Walden Awards committee for all the dedication in coordinating and overseeing this program each year.

Middletown mayor to present awards at ball; Buttonwood Tree receives grant for program; Tassy …

May 25, 2018 8:56 pm Published by Middletown mayor to present awards at ball; Buttonwood Tree receives grant for program; Tassy Walden winners announced - The Middletown Press Middletown mayor to present awards at ball; Buttonwood Tree receives grant for program; Tassy Walden winners announced Drew will present the city's humanitarian, corporate citizen and community service awards at the ball The following recipients will be receiving the awards:

Larry Riley, Mayor's Humanitarian award.; Karen Nocera, Mayor's Community Service award; and Vinnie Scileppi, Mayor's Corporate Citizenship Award

MIDDLETOWN The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center (NEAR, Inc) has been awarded $500 by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to support a new program, Teen Open Mic. The new monthly program meets on third Saturdays at The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street and welcomes new participants and program volunteers.

Tassy Walden Awards winners, finalists named

The group thanked the Blackstone Library for the use of their facility for the awards presentation and reception and to the members of the Tassy Walden Awards committee for all the dedication in coordinating and overseeing this program each year.

Late businessman, Baker arboretum founder commits $10 million for scholarships

May 25, 2018 8:45 pm Published by

A new $10 million endowment created by late businessman and local arboretum founder Jerry E.

Annual investment earnings from the endowment will be used to enhance the Jerry E. The fund supports students pursuing a major or minor in music, dance, theater, art or horticulture, with funding divided among the five programs.

Blair said support for those programs reflects Bakeras passions in life.

Baker was known as a local patron of the arts, including support for the Phoenix Theatre, the Symphony at WKU and Orchestra Kentucky.

In 2006, when he was planning to open the Downing Museum, Baker estimated in a Daily News article that he owned nearly 1,000 pieces of artwork from Joe Downing, an artist and the brother of former WKU President Dero Downing.

Baker also founded a nearly 115-acre arboretum that bears his name.

His philanthropy record to WKU also includes support for professorships in horticulture and music as well as scholarships in horticulture, music, dance, art and athletics.

WKU expects to receive $450,000 from the scholarship endowment in its first year, according to the release.

Follow education reporter Aaron Mudd on Twitter @BGDN_edbeat or visit bgdailynews.com.



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