Bolton Valley opened Saturday

first_imgOnce again, snowmakers defied Mother Nature’s thoughts of a warm winter and made enough snow this week so that skiers and riders could celebrate opening day Saturday at Bolton Valley, just 30 minutes from Burlington and 10 minutes from Interstate 89.Bolton Valley opened at 10 am with two trails and two lifts. Photos are available here.To kick off the 2011-2012 season, Bolton Valley officials created a festive package of activities to complement skiing and riding on opening day. In addition to the inaugural turns on opening day, skiers and riders filled their tummies with yummy samples of some of Vermont’s finest food purveyors. Olivia’s Croutons and Two Guys in VT Soups, Vermont Natural Foods, Vermont Cookie Love, and Red Maple Granola were just a few of the companies offering samples of their wares from 11 a.m. ‘ 3 p.m. to guests at Bolton.Santa was closing act for the day at Bolton as Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrived around 4 p.m. and lead a tree lighting ceremony at the ski area.Early season lift ticket prices are $29 for adults and $24 for youth/college/seniors. The ski area is open tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 11 and will then close for skiing and riding from Monday ‘ Thursday. The ski area plans to re-open on Friday, Dec. 16 with skiing and riding from the top of the Vista Quad, weather and snow conditions permitting. Snowmakers will continue to make more snow as weather permits. For the latest snow conditions, visit www.boltonvalley.com(link is external).Bolton Valley is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 70 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.Bolton Valley was the first in Vermont and the second in the US to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. Approximately 88km of high elevation Nordic terrain, a complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com(link is external) or call 877-9BOLTON. BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Dec. 10, 2011) ‘last_img read more

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Gov. Bush makes more JNC appointments

first_img Gov. Bush makes more JNC appointments September 1, 2001 Regular News Gov. Jeb Bush has named members to all but two of the state’s judicial nominating commissions under a new state law that gives him great control over the panels that screen applicants for judgeships. Under the new law, the governor must fill six vacancies on each of the state’s 26 JNCs. Five of those people, two of whom must be lawyers, are directly appointed by Bush, while the sixth must be from a list of three applicants forwarded by The Florida Bar. The governor, however, can reject a Bar list as many times as he wants, although he has not done so under the new law. In late July, Bush named members to the Second District Court of Appeal and 11 th, 13 th, and 15 th c ircuit JNCs (see the August 1 Bar News ), each of which had several vacancies pending. Early last month, his office announced the members of 20 more commissions. Still to be chosen at Bar News press time were members of the Supreme Court and 16 th C ircuit JNCs. The governor’s office also set up an August 14 training program for the new JNC members (see story, page 1). The following is a list of people appointed by Bush to the 20 JNCs. In each case, the first person appointed is from the list submitted by the Bar and the remainder are direct gubernatorial appointees: • First District Court of Appeal JNC – Robert P. Gaines of Pensacola, Edward P. Fleming of Pensacola, Jeanne M. Miller of Jacksonville, Maggie A. Moody of Tallahassee, Kevin Neal of Tallahassee, and Barbara H. Wright of Tallahassee. • Third District Court of Appeal JNC – Gerald B. Wald of Miami, Hector J. Lombana of Coral Gables, Norma S. Lindsey of Miami Beach, Matias R. Dorta of Miami, Mariaelena Villamil of Coral Gables, and Thomas R. Spencer of Miami. • Fourth District Court of Appeal JNC – Charles B. Morton, Jr., of Lauderhill, Thomas E. Sliney of Boca Raton, Paul O. Lopez of Ft. Lauderdale, Fernando L. Roig of Boca Raton, Richard L. Handley of Ft. Lauderdale, and Vernon D. Smith of Ft. Pierce. • Fifth District Court of Appeal JNC – Morgan L. Reinman of Merritt Island, C. Richard Newsome of Orlando, James A. “Skip” Fowler of Orlando, Edward L. Jasper of Port Orange, Jerry Buchanan of Orlando, and Lewis C. Webb of Rockledge. • First Circuit JNC – Linda H. Wade of Pensacola, Jackie L. Bytell of DeFuniak Springs, Eric J. Nickelsen of Pensacola, Stanley K. Luke of Crestview, Frederick J. McFaul of Milton, and Patricia H. Tolbert of Ft. Walton Beach. • Second Circuit JNC – Elaine N. Duggar of Tallahassee, Lynette G. Brown of Tallahassee, Jessica E. Varn of Tallahassee, Jason B. Gonzalez of Tallahassee, William W. Mahaffey of Quincy, and Kim E. McDowell of Tallahassee. • Third Circuit JNC – David A. Phelps of Perry, Almyra J. “Princess” Akerman of Madison, William W. Blue of Perry, William T. Nelson of Wellborn, Guy W. Norris, of Lake City, and Elizabeth W. Porter of Lake City. • Fourth Circuit JNC – Mary Bland Love of Jacksonville, Michael H. Stokes of Maxville, Cleve E. Warren of Jacksonville, Peter D. Sleiman of Jacksonville, Angela B. Corey of Jacksonville and Terrence James of Jacksonville. • Fifth Circuit JNC – Eric H. Faddis of Leesburg, Anne W. Corcoran of Crystal River, Michael A. Graves of Leesburg, Lisa Herndon of Williston, Thomas S. Hogan of Brooksville, and H. Randolph Klein of Ocala. • Sixth Circuit JNC – Sally D. Skipper of New Port Richey, Susan P. Bedinghaus of St. Petersburg, Nicole A. Kerr of New Port Richey, George M. Jirotka of Belleair Shore, Gary N. Strohauer of Seminole, and Darryl C. Wilson of St. Petersburg. • Seventh Circuit JNC – Rebecca R. Wall of Daytona Beach, Catheryn S. Martin of Daytona Beach, James D. Clark of Ponte Vedra Beach, Michael E. Glenn of Palatka, Maureen S. Christine of St. Augustine, and Sean Daley of Daytona Beach. • Eighth Circuit JNC – Zelda J. Hawk of Gainesville, Allen W. Clark of Raiford, Marjorie P. Hazouri of Gainesville, Rose Mary T. Oelrich of Gainesville, Caridad S. Gonzalez of Gainesville, and Robert L. Woody of Gainesville. • Ninth Circuit JNC – R. Lee Bennett of Orlando, LaVon W. Bracy of Orlando, R. David de Armas of Belle Isle, Valerie W. Evans of Orlando, Mario Romero of Orlando, and John T. Stemberger of Orlando. • 10 th C ircuit JNC – Deborah Lee Oates of Bartow, Judy Lee Brown of Sebring, Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts of Lakeland, John K. Stargel of Lakeland, G. Gregory King of Winter Haven, and Billy R. Ready of Auburndale. • 12 th C ircuit JNC – Gary L. Larsen of Sarasota, John L. “Jay” Crouse of Sarasota, J. Michael Hartenstine of Sarasota, Connie Mederos-Jacobs of Bradenton, Patrick K. Neal of Bradenton, and Marsha Nippert of Sarasota. • 14 th C ircuit JNC – John L. Fishel II, Julie A. Sombathy, William E. Miller, Marsha H. Lewis, Dixon R. McCloy, and Martha B. Blackmon-Milligan, all of Panama City. • 17th Circuit JNC – Walter R. Blake of Coral Springs, O’Neal Dozier of Pompano Beach, Davis W. “Bill” Duke of Ft. Lauderdale, Walter L. Morgan of Ft. Lauderdale, Georgina R. Pozzuoli of Weston, and William R. Scherer of Ft. Lauderdale. • 18 th C ircuit JNC – John R. McDonough of Orlando, Dixie N. Sansom of Cape Canaveral, Larry A. Dale of Sanford, Fernando M. Palacios of Melboune, Tiffany C. Loris of Palm Bay, and David W. Jackson of Cocoa. • 19 th C ircuit JNC – James L.S. Bowdish of Stuart, Nita G. Denton of Stuart, Linda B. Braswell of Stuart, Arlene V. Newson of Ft. Pierce, Thomas W. Lockwood of Wabasso, and Renee C. Marquis of Ft. Pierce. • 20th Circuit JNC – Darol H. M. Carr of Punta Gorda, Basil L. Bain of Naples, Stephany S. Carr of Naples, Harvey R. Elliott of Port Charlotte, Victoria M. Ho of Naples, and Mitchell T. “Ted” Randell of Ft. Myers. Under the old system, the Bar named three JNC members, the governor named three, and those six picked three public members. Under the new system, the governor directly appoints five JNC members, two of whom must be lawyers. He appoints the remaining four members from a list of three nominees for each vacancy submitted by The Florida Bar. The three previous Bar appointees on each JNC were allowed to continue serving under the new bill, but all other JNC members were dismissed, giving Bush six appointments to each panel. JNC members will continue to serve staggered terms.center_img Gov. Bush makes more JNC appointmentslast_img read more

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Coronavirus: ACE Power Promotions donates to Dansoman Polyclinic

first_imgAs part of the efforts to combat the Covid 19 pandemic and in response to government’s call to support its efforts, ACE Power Promotions Limited, a newly formed Boxing Promotions company  presented some items to the Dansoman Polyclinic in Accra on Monday.The items include 30 pieces of reusable face masks, 10 bottles of hand sanitizers, two Veronica buckets, 6 bottles of liquid soap, tissues and a box of 100 gloves.The items were presented by the Corporate and Legal Affairs Director of ACE Power Promotions, Kizito Akudago.Also present for the presentation were three of the company’s boxers: Dodzi Kemeh, Kofi Manu and Holy Dorgbetor.Mr. Akudago stated that even though ACE Power promotions was a young company that had barely made any profits, the company saw it necessary to show appreciation to the health workers of the country for their sacrifice and dedication.He noted that the front line workers such as the nurses at the OPD department needed some form of protection and hence the need to support them with these items.He appealed to other organizations and especially to the communities in which these health facilities are located to step up and support the various health facilities across the country no matter how little. Such acts of kindness, he insisted, will protect our health workers and save lives.In receiving the items, the Medical Director of the Dansoman Polyclinic, Dr. Anderson thanked ACE Power Promotions for this act of kindness.She stated that these items especially the face masks were in high demand and she added that Dansoman Polyclinic was the only government clinic in the area that was serving people stretching from Dansoman to Gbawe, McCarthy and beyond.The Medical Assistant present also thanked the company for the items on behalf of the nurses and she hoped that other entities would emulate this gesture. Source: ACE Power Promotions Limitedlast_img read more

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