Crossmichael Heritage & Living History Project takes shape

first_imgWith the co-operation of the church congregation, a visual display of the area’s colourful history has been created, with an audio-visual Living History feature and further ‘In depth’ information. Other events to highlight our history will follow. The Crossmichael Heritage & Living History Project builds on previous activities by making a permanent display in the village. The information is hosted in the Church Hall, adjacent to the Church and in the neighbouring Old Hearse-House, where visitors can see another part of the exhibition – a Crossmichael Timeline. Crossmichael is home to some fascinating stories from our past, including:Evidence shows that an Iron-age chariot had an accident near the ford at the Spearford burn. Speeding in the parish is perhaps not a new phenomenon.When King James laid siege to Threave castle in 1455, his huge cannon, Mons Meg with its large wheels, trundled through Crossmichael Parish; Local legend states that Mons Meg was made in Crossmichael Parish near the ‘Three Thorns’ at Carlingwark by a local blacksmith called McKim.The Whippet tank named ‘Crossmichael’ had a short and disastrous career. It overturned in a shell-hole and burst into flames. The officer in command rescued ‘Crossmichael’s’ crew but minutes later was fatally wounded. He was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for the rescue. The crew sheltered in the shell-hole and returned to their lines after dusk.On a lighter note: – Around 1925 an enterprising Crossmichael farmer was pictured turning his hay using an open topped tourer car. Janice Henderson, a retired History and English teacher, has lived in the parish for many years.“Being a relative newcomer to Crossmichael (44yrs) and having my origins elsewhere, it is a pleasure and an education to examine the history of the area in which we chose to live and put down roots. To have a window on past times and a glimpse of the varied lives of the parishioners then, gives us a sense of our present-day community. Explaining to grandchildren what a hearse-house was, why there are Commonwealth graves and why this road is called Station Road makes history REAL. The informative displays and personal stories that Crossmichael Heritage Centre have produced will help up and coming generations to feel rooted in their unique community. Congratulations to all involved.” John Nelson, Crossmichael resident and leader of the project, said:“We have an extensive archive of photographs of olden days in Crossmichael but we need many more. If you have a picture of anything connected to the village or parish, please let us know and we will have it copied and the original returned to you. We would particularly like to see photos of the hearse or hearse-house. Material can be left at the village shop or contact John Nelson, Spearford, Crossmichael DG7 3BG on 01556670595.” Anne Phillpotts from London is the granddaughter of a railwayman at our station; she comments:“A permanent exhibition at the Crossmichael Heritage Centre will be of tremendous benefit to visitors and locals alike. Tourists can glean information and ideas for exploring their chosen holiday destination. Local folks will be brought together whilst learning about the lives of their predecessors and by sharing memories such as “My grandfather kept bees at No 12 and worked as a signalman at the station.” Four people who are interested in Crossmichael Heritage have given us their thoughts on our project. Eleanor Hex is a student studying History and English Lit. Eleanor was so fascinated by our history when helping as a guide at previous exhibitions that she chose to study history at Glasgow University:“A few years ago, I had the absolute privilege of serving at the Historical Tours and Victorian tearoom in Crossmichael Church. As a young budding historian, this enhanced my desire to study the subject: being able to immerse myself in history which directly impacted the village I call home, was fascinating. Covenanters, war heroes, pirates, all lying at rest in the graveyard outside my bedroom window. What a treat. It is for this reason that I am so excited about the curation of the Crossmichael Heritage Centre! Having a place for people to come and learn about our village, to contribute, share and learn, will hopefully inspire even more young people to pursue history, to understand the land and the people we come from. To add their knowledge and opinions to the mix. To root themselves within the village story, a story that will engage the minds of future generations”. Carole Greaves from Ferngrove cottage has recently arrived in Crossmichael:“I think that when the Crossmichael Heritage Centre is completed it will be an important asset to the community. Being in the tourist industry, we regularly have visitors from America and Canada who are interested in the history of the village and often come to search their family history. The graveyard has many notable gravestones including a Commonwealth war Grave and that of a Covenanter martyr. I look forward to the opening of the centre and to being involved in the exhibition. Crossmichael is a village worthy of note: well done to you all for your efforts so far in collecting and collating those fascinating facts and photographs.” The Project has been funded by the Galloway Glens Scheme and D&G LEADER funding, with huge effort by volunteers from the Parish. Nick Chisholm, Galloway Glens Project Officer, said:“Our absolute congratulations go to John and his team of committed volunteers who are working so hard on this project. This will allow residents and visitors to get a better understanding of the history associated with the Crossmichael parish. This project ties in excellently with the Galloway Glens Scheme as it reinvigorates the buildings in the village, while also allowing people to learn more about their heritage. It is our intention that this project will form part of a bigger trail of similar heritage information points, encouraging visitors to travel up the river valley during their stay. We all look forward to the launch of the project in September.” Crossmichael Hearse House l-r John nelson, Ed Hex, Richard Middleton Geoff Fleming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Galloway Glens Scheme consists of 35 projects being supported up and down the Ken/Dee valley in the Stewartry. The ‘Crossmichael Heritage & Living History’ project will highlight and show off the history of the Crossmichael area to residents and visitors, with information in the Church Hall and the recently acquired historic Hearse-House. Work is nearly finished, with a formal opening due in September 2019.last_img read more

4+ strategies for dairy success discussed at annual conference

first_img“Farmers continually look for innovative ways to be more efficient and sustainable – this conference delivered helpful new perspectives we can use to remain competitive,” said Keith Lanphear of the Lanphear Family Farm in Hyde Park and 2016 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year.advertisementadvertisementStrategy 1 Carrie Mess is a dairy farmer, blogger, speaker and advocate for agriculture from Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Mess said most people are two or more generations removed from the farm and spoke to attendees about increasing their community outreach to share with people how dairy products are made.“The conversations we have today with our customers will shape the future of our industry – we are responsible for our future by being proactive and reaching out,” Mess said. “I challenge you to say ‘thank you’ to the next person you see buying dairy products … share a little bit about your life in agriculture.”Strategy 2Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts thanked dairy farmers for their contributions to the state.“I grew up in Cabot on the land – we had dairy cows, sheep and maple sugaring – it’s a true honor to be in this field, it’s where my heart has always been, in agriculture and in farming,” Tebbetts said. “You should all be very proud of yourselves today – you’re working to make your industry better and your Vermont economy better, thank you for doing that.”Strategy 3Dr. Lance Baumgard of Iowa State University, is the Norman Jacobson professor of nutritional physiology in the department of animal science. Baumgard spoke about his primary research on the consequences of heat stress on animals.advertisement“As we’re seeing more hot days every year, farmers need to understand how to adapt to give the best care to their cows for the future of our farms and our food supply,” Baumgard said. “The primary strategy is for farms to work with their nutritionists to formulate their cows’ diet to make sure cows stay healthy even when temperatures rise.”Strategy 4 A topic every farm faces is how to stay positive despite the challenges facing the dairy industry today, said speaker Damian Mason, an Indiana dairy farmer and professional speaker, who had a positive and humor-filled message for farmers.Kati Hale, a third generation dairy farmer at Gervais Family Farm in Enosburg, where she is the herd manager, said the conference helped her to gain information she wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to.What people are saying “It’s very important to our farm’s legacy to address the challenges we face every day – it’s a huge responsibility – coming to this conference gives you innovative ideas you can bring home and implement on your farm,” Hale said.Conference organizer Reg Chaput, a dairy farmer from North Troy, said over 300 dairy farmers and industry professionals attended the conference.“From the seasoned dairy farmers to the next generation of agricultural students, we all have a shared goal to strengthen the dairy industry,” Chaput said. “Over 7,000 jobs in Vermont are created through dairy and by working together, we’re strengthening our future and the economy in Vermont.”  advertisement—From New England Dairy Promotion Board news releasePHOTO: Dairy farmer Ransom Conant of Conant’s Riverside Farm, at the 18th annual Vermont Dairy Producers Conference, where farmers heard from a panel of industry experts. Photo courtesy of New England Dairy Promotion Board. Hundreds of dairy farmers and agricultural leaders from New England and New York gathered at the 18th annual Vermont Dairy Producers Conference in Burlington on Tuesday, February 21, to hear from a panel of experts about strategies to ensure dairy farms continue to be a vibrant part of the local economy.last_img read more

Downtown Farmington gears up for Small Business Saturday

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Some Downtown Farmington merchants will offer special deals, raffles, gifts with purchase, and more on November 30 to encourage shoppers to support local brick and mortar businesses.Small Business Saturday, launched by American Express in 2010, is a nation-wide “shop local” promotion. A list of participating downtown Farmington merchants and the deals they’re offering is posted at downtownfarmington.orgShop Small tote bags will be available while supplies last, and shoppers can pick up a Downtown Farmington Passport at participating businesses to collect stamps and enter to win a Downtown Farmington swag bag.Oakland County’s Shop Small campaign includes the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash by supporting small businesses. To enter the #ShopTextWin contest, save your receipt when you shop at an Oakland County small business on November 30, then text ShopTextWin to 41411 by December 3.For full contest details, visit Reported bylast_img read more

2020 Copa Paulino Alcantara staging ‘unlikely,’ says Araneta

first_imgCeres-Negros FC players celebrate their 2019 Copa Paulino Alcantara medals and trophy after dethroning Kaya Futbol Club-Iloilo, 2-1. The staging of the cup this year is unlikely as game schedules were delayed by coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. THE AFC The Copa Paulino Alcantara, which should be staging its third edition this year, was named after Filipino-Spanish football legend Paulino Alcantara. He was born in Concepcion, Iloilo in 1896.Alcantara, then 15 years-old, took FC Barcelona (one of the best Spanish football clubs in the world) by storm when he scored three goals in his first ever game for the team over a hundred years ago.It was all history next for the Filipino-Spaniard as he scored a total of 369 goals during his 15-year career with Barcelona – club record for most number of goals scored by any player until Argentinian superstar Leo Messi broke it. “We will push through with the PFL if they will allow it. But with the shortened tournament, I don’t think we can have the Copa Alcantara,” said Araneta in a report published on MANILA – The Copa Paulino Alcantara tournament taking place this year is unlikely following the delay of the Philippines Football League (PFL), Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano Araneta said. According to Araneta, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic which continues affecting the country has pushed back the opening of the PFL to next month, possibly, and has made Copa impossible to be played. Ceres-Negros FC is the defending champion of the Copa Paulino Alcantara after dethroning Kaya Futbol Club-Iloilo in the one-game finale last year, 2-1. Robert Lopez Mendy and Tristan Robles were the goal scorers for the Negrense team.  Meanwhile, Araneta said that the PFF officials are waiting for the final approvals from the Games and Amusements Board and Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases for the top-flight league to kick off./PNlast_img read more

Register NOW for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018!

first_imgThe Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018 is happening worldwide on 30 September 2018. It’s time to get your dapper on and ride your classic machines all for a good cause towards men’s health. We’re pretty sure that other cities will register in due time considering how massive the rides were, especially in Penang and Johor Bahru. The Kuala Lumpur ride alone managed to collect a respectable 2,000 USD (around RM8,000) last year to show their support towards men’s health as well as suicide prevention on both local and international platforms.So what are you waiting for? Head over to right now to register and donate for a very good cause. Help a brother out, aite?Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Kuala Lumpur 2017 rocks the road with style–Ads– Get your suits ready and dapper up as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018 (DGR 2018) is right around your corner. It’s time to show your love and support to the men in need by riding out with your finest classic and vintage machines whilst congregating as one massive fine-looking unit happening on 30 September 2018!Online worldwide registration is now open at where 85 countries from around the globe will be taking part in this massive one-of-a-kind event held annually. Supporting the Movember Foundation, all riders young and old are invited to help raise awareness and funding towards men’s prostate cancer and mental health.Sponsored by Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches, their goal for this year is to raise a cool five million USD and over 70,000 participants from over 600 different cities. So far, around 9,570 have registered and DGR 2018 have already raised almost $200,000 (around RM813,500) since the registration opened just a couple of days ago.For Malaysians, six different cities have registered themselves into this year’s festivities which are:Kota KinabaluKuala LumpurKuchingMelakaMiriSibu Online registrations are now open and so far, six cities across Malaysia have already registered.last_img read more

Browns WR Bowe in No Danger of Not Making Roster

first_img Related TopicsBrownsDwayne Bowe CLEVELAND – Despite missing lots of camp with a hamstring injury and a comment being made that seemed to put him possibly on the roster bubble, Browns wide out Dwayne Bowe is safe when it comes to making the Browns 53-man roster.“Dwayne? No,” Pettine said after the Browns loss to the Bears Thursday night. “He just needed to work, so that’s why he was out there.”The clarity on the situation was needed after Bowe appeared in a meaningless preseason finale in which most of the opening day starters sat.NFL commentator Solomon Wilcots stated earlier Thursday that “He needs to deliver (tonight), after talking to the coaches he needs to show up tonight to be a part of the 53-man roster (this weekend).”While that may have been true that the coaches wanted to see Bowe – it now sounds like he was not in any danger of not making the team.The Browns inked Bowe in March to a two-year deal worth $12.5 million. Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Watch Cavs-Warriors Preview/Hype Video to Get Ready For Finals Rematch

first_imgThe Cavs look to make it five in a row against Golden State on Monday night at Oracle Arena.This video should make Cavs fans even more pumped up for a big game. Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Related Topicslast_img

Report: Cavaliers No Longer In Pursuit Of Another Young Player Or High Draft Pick To Complete Kyrie Irving Trade

first_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsAnte ZizicBoston CelticsClevalnd CavaliersIsaiah ThomasJae CrowderKyrie Irvingcenter_img As everyone continues to wait for what will happen with the Kyrie Irving trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, more reports continue to surface.Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs are no longer searching for another player or top draft pick to complete the deal that would send Irving off to Boston and bring Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland. Instead, a late first-round pick or second-round selection could be enough to finish the deal that shook the NBA world one week ago today.With Boston owning the Los Angeles Clippers’ first-round selection in 2019 as well as their own first-rounder in 2018, the Cavs could set themselves up nicely for both the present and future.The teams have until early Thursday morning to complete all of the player physicals successfully.last_img read more

Could Daly be the man to challenge Tiger?

first_imgDespite his many problems over the years, John Daly is still one of world’s favorite golfers.And he can still beat Tiger Woods, at least in one category. Drunk or sober, “Big John” can still outdrive the Tiger. Last year, only two players could average 290 yards on the PGA Tour; only one could break 300.Daly averaged 301.4 yards off the tee in 2000, while Tiger lagged behind at 298.9 yards.The sad thing is that Daly’s short game is also one of the world’s best. So his poor form in the last few years is frustrating for us golfers who can’t even reach 300 yards in two shots and can’t help but fluff simple chip shots. When Daly is on form, he makes this look so easy.Ten years ago, “Casual John” rolled into the 1991 PGA Championship as the last alternate thanks to the withdrawal of Nick Price, who left to attend the birth of his child.Daly picked up his place in the starting lineup as well as his caddie and proceeded to stun the world, not only by unleashing huge drives, but by collecting the winner’s trophy. It was, perhaps, golf’s biggest shock at the time. But what grabbed everyone’s attention was the massive drives Daly cranked out.Remember, this was pre-Tiger, and Daly’s huge overswing — you half-expected him to smack himself in the nether regions as he yanked the club back — defied the usual laws of golf. Nearly every big overswinger, especially someone with Daly’s awesome power, loses control in some way as the club is brought back around to hit the ball, but Daly had amazing control and with it.Daly has only won four times in 10 years, and it’s amazing to think that his last win was the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995. His last top-10 finish before this year was at the Honda Classic in 1998. He’s earned a lot of money — and lost a lot. He was 158th on the PGA Tour money list in 1999, and 188th last year, making little more than $100,000. Putting that into perspective, 45 tour members made more than $1 million last year. While Daly had the technical side of golf down, he didn’t quite have the same control over his life. Alcohol, gambling and women steered him off the beaten track and U.S. Golf Magazine once reported he lost $10 million gambling in a Mississippi riverboat casino. But he was always the lovable rogue. Ely Callaway, the CEO and chairman of Callaway Golf, took to Daly and almost loved him like a child. There is an old Japanese proverb that says that parents love their sons, and love them even more when they are bad. Daly pushed old Ely’s envelope on that one.Ely told Daly that if he stopped drinking and spent some time at a rehabilitation center, he would pay all of Daly’s debts and maintain his annual million-dollar endorsement contract. Daly tried but ended up escaping from the rehabilitation facility. He and Callaway parted company. Since then, Daly and his weight have been up and down like a yo-yo.At one stage, he seemed to be living permanently on chocolate, cigarettes and Coke. He looked like a sumo wrestler.Now, he’s back on another health kick. He’s looking slim and says he has lost 23 kg (51 pounds) in the last year.“I was not feeling very healthy and I made a decision,” Daly admitted. “Now I am off all the bad stuff and just loving life again. I am more focused and have more energy. I want to get back to where I was before.”It’s true that if you are in bad shape these days, it’s more difficult to win on the PGA Tour. Conditioning is the buzzword around the clubhouse nowadays.But despite losing a lot of weight, Daly has still been underperforming. His mind also has to get into shape.At the Phoenix Open earlier this year, Daly played pretty well, despite the cold and the rain. He shot a 66 on the final day to finish in ninth place. He earned $104,000.Daly was in the hunt again the following week at Pebble Beach, but blew it big time.He registered scores of 9, 5 and 8 over three holes (par 5, 3, 5). Daly’s 6-under suddenly became 3-over in just 45 minutes. Any golfer can have a bad hole, but Daly still has days when the demons take him over. Daly’s bad holes become bad days and bad tournaments and bad months.Daly’s win at St. Andrews in 1995 earned him a 10-year exemption on the regular tour, but curiously, it doesn’t apply to all the majors.So, you didn’t see Daly at the Masters this year and if he wants to be at the U.S. Open in June, he will have to qualify.He’s got a lot of hard work — and hard thinking — ahead of him.Believe me, Daly’s game can match Tiger’s. We need that, and we need John, with all his faults, to be out there on the golf course enjoying himself and winning.Tiger is the greatest, but he almost seems like a robot. In fact, nearly all the other golfers out there seem almost antiseptic by comparison to Daly. Golf is not meant to be like that; it’s just the way it’s become. Daly carries the can for all of us with faults, and when he wins through those faults, he wins for all of us. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

City face Hodgson’s Palace at the Gate

first_imgIt means City face a Premier League club for the third successive round and sees the return of Roy Hodgson to Ashton Gate.Hodgson spent a brief time in charge of the club during the cash crisis era of 1982. He has since gone on to manage the likes of Inter Milan and Liverpool, as well as four countries: Switzerland, Finland, UAE and England.The 70-year-old was appointed as the new Palace boss at the start of this month, following the axing of Frank de Boer.Head coach Lee Johnson said: “We’re delighted to have another home tie and we’ll look forward to it when it comes around and give it nothing but our best.”The fourth round tie will be played on October 24th/25th.FULL DRAWTottenham Hotspur v West Ham UnitedBristol City v Crystal PalaceSwansea City v Manchester UnitedArsenal v Norwich CityChelsea v EvertonManchester City v WolvesLeicester CIty v Leeds UnitedAFC Bournemouth v Middlesbroughlast_img read more