The winery is open daily from 11a.m. to 6p.m., with lunch from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and dinner to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are not necessary to participate in this event just stop by Westport Winery located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road. For more information call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224. If you are looking for a grape-stomping good time, a new garden tour, and unique plants Westport Winery is the place to visit. The winery will provide bins of grapes for you to stomp your way into purple-footed bliss. “Crush” T-shirts will be available to purchase for those who want to immortalize their experience with footprints on their shirt. All ages are welcome to attend this fun-filled event featuring live music from the Harbor’s own Electric Park Jazz Band along withcomplimentary Italian wedding soup. This event is free and all ages are welcome at the winery. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryFormer Grayland and Westport residents’ Kristen Walsh and Christina Bedford won last year’s Lucy and Ethyl Look-Alike Contest. Photo by Ann Bedford.Westport Winery will host the annual Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine At The Beach Festival on Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. At 3p.m. the winery will hold their Lucy and Ethyl Look-Alike Contest open to men, women, children, and dogs. During this event the winery will launch its new plant nursery as they also open their Gardens of the World display. This young garden when it has matured is designed to transport viewers to their favorite places on earth. The tour is a loop around the winery and into the vineyards where you can “visit” a Hawaiian tropical garden, a French formal garden, an English cottage garden, a Pacific Northwest naturalist garden, an Italian gothic garden, a Japanese Zen garden, and an Atlantis underwatered garden. Creating and recreating memories from fun travels and destinations is something anyone can do in their own yard. The winery’s other gardens have helped to make this one of the post popular destinations in Grays Harbor. The plant nursery is being added in response to guest’s requests to access to the same amazing plants the winery has used on their grounds. Elma artist and plant collector Frank Ratte has joined the winery team to assist guests with their questions.
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IS MISS SOUTHERN MISS KEITH’S ‘GIANT KILLER’ ?CHAMPIONS STELLAR WIND AND DREFONG WORKMIDNIGHT STORM TO BREEZE SUNDAY FOR BIG ‘CAP JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won J. Keith Desormeaux1972437%68%$406,275 Mark Glatt3776519%49%$258,020 Flavien Prat10124111824%52%$1,358,517 Martin Pedroza57791012%46%$281,668 Rafael Bejarano8314121617%51%$813,568 Luis Contreras62781811%53%$352,744 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6495414%28%$458,830 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tiago Pereira4765513%34%$185,190 Stewart Elliott72871411%40%$351,130 Bob Baffert2953517%45%$411,316 MISS SOUTHERN MISS VS. LAS VIRGENES TOUGHIESMiss Southern Miss tackles a champion and a potential champion Sunday in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile, but her trainer, Keith Desormeaux, has been known to light up the tote board with a longshot winner now and then.He sends out Miss Southern Miss against 2016 two-year-old filly Eclipse Award winner Champagne Room and Unique Bella, handy winner of her last two starts by a combined 17 ¾ lengths, including a 7 ½-length romp in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 8.Miss Southern Miss, owned by Peter Cantrell, has not raced since last Oct. 10, when she won the restricted Surfer Girl Stakes at one mile on turf at Santa Anita. She was second to Champagne Room in the Grade II Sorrento at 6 ½ furlongs on dirt last August at Del Mar.Miss Southern Miss does, however, have two bullet works for the Las Virgenes.“We didn’t have many options on dirt,” Desormeaux explained, “and she’s shown some class on the dirt before. There were other subtleties into the decision. She’s a very aggressive horse and I prefer to start her out routing instead of sprinting in the Sweet Life (Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf Feb. 12), just to keep her settled.“It’s a tough race but we’re optimistic.”Anyone who doubts Keith’s prowess with an eye for an underdog need only look at Sorry Erik’s victory in Thursday’s seventh race.Claimed after a five-length victory for $20,000 on Jan. 6, Sorry Erik came back to win for $75,000 at 6-1, leaving in his wake by two lengths 2-5 favorite Conquest Farenheit, a $735,000 Keeneland Sales purchase.The Las Virgenes, race six of eight: Mopotism, Flavien Prat 6-1; Champagne Room, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; Mistressofthenight, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Unique Bella, Mike Smith, 3-5; and Miss Southern Miss, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1. Mike Smith2261527%55%$614,220 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kent Desormeaux671410721%46%$915,443 Richard Baltas631112917%51%$598,508 Tyler Baze1042121820%48%$928,277 Peter Eurton2573128%44%$335,824 Doug O’Neill708151111%49%$650,603 Peter Miller461213626%67%$684,510 John Sadler2556720%72%$289,024 Jockey Standings FINISH LINES: Midnight Storm, a graded stakes winner on dirt and turf for trainer Phil D’Amato, is scheduled to work at 7:45 Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11 . . . Trainer Ian Kruljac says he is weighing three races for 2016 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City‘s next start: the Grade III Las Flores Stakes at six furlongs March 5; the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf March 12; and the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on dirt March 18 . . . Apprentice Chad Lindsay loses his ‘bug’ Sunday and will ride as a full-fledged journeyman starting next Thursday . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, runner-up by a nose to Obviously in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, has been turned out at Oakmont Farm in Murrieta. “He just wasn’t doing well in the mud, so I gave him another couple months off,” trainer Dan Hendricks said. “We’ll bring him back fresh and ready this summer.” . . . Actor Daniel Franzese will present a trophy to the winning connections of the Palos Verdes Stakes, today’s third race. Franzese has appeared in more than 14 films, including Bully, Party Monster, Mean Girls, Bristol Boys and War of the Worlds (2) . . . Tomorrow, the day of The Big Game, live racing at Santa Anita begins at 11 a.m., allowing fans to watch three-point favorite New England against Atlanta at Sirona’s Sports Bar after the races or to be home in time for the start at 3:30 p.m. Sirona’s will offer $5 drink specials all day. General admission to the track Sunday is only one dollar. STELLAR WIND, DREFONG WORK FOR RETURNThree-year-old filly champion of 2015 Stellar Wind had her first recorded workout since finishing fourth behind multiple champions Beholder and Songbird in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Nov. 4 at Santa Anita, going three furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 36.80 under exercise rider Jose Contreras at 7:45 a.m. for trainer John Sadler with co-owner Kosta Hronis on hand.Also working Saturday was Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion and Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Drefong, who went four furlongs under Martin Garcia in 50 flat for the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai March 25.Trainer Bob Baffert termed the move “just maintenance.” Santiago Gonzalez5578613%38%$304,901 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 3) Gary Sherlock2353222%43%$135,110 William Spawr1670244%56%$181,551 Joseph Talamo65751111%35%$256,870 Jerry Hollendorfer601181118%50%$924,904 Philip D’Amato3694625%53%$595,975
Jordan surprise Australia SEOUL, South Korea (AP): Jordan scored twice in the second half to upset continental champions Australia 2-0 yesterday and move to the top of Group B in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup. The result, in front of a passionate home crowd in Amman, gave Jordan (10) a one-point lead over the Socceroos, with four games remaining. In other qualifiers, AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda and Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki scored second-half goals as Japan beat Syria 3-0 to take top spot in Group E. South Africa take series 2-0 KOLKATA, India (AP): The third and final Twenty20 International between India and South Africa was abandoned yesterday without a ball being bowled after rain rendered the outfield unfit for play. South Africa won the series 2-0 after scoring a seven-wicket win in the opening match in Dharamsala and a six-wicket victory at Cuttack in a match that was interrupted twice due to crowd trouble. Jean-Paul Duminy was declared the man of the series for his unbeaten knocks of 68 and 30 in the two games. The teams will now play a five-match one-day international series starting with a day game in Kanpur on Sunday. The ODIs will be followed by four Tests during a tour that stretches to 72 days. NY close to MLS East title HARRISON, New Jersey (AP): New York’s Sacha Kljestan and Lloyd Sam scored to help the Red Bulls beat ten-man Montreal 2-1 on Wednesday, moving six points clear atop Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference and closer to clinching the conference title. New York need just one more point from its remaining two games in the regular season to seal top spot in the East and an advantageous draw in the playoffs. The Red Bulls are three points ahead of the West’s top teams for the overall league lead. Montreal played a man down from the 15th minute when Ambroise Oyongo was sent off for using a hand to block Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal-bound shot. Kljestan put away the ensuing penalty. Wright-Phillips slipped behind the defence on a breakaway, pulling goalkeeper Evan Bush out to the top of the box, but couldn’t convert either of two shots. The second, however, ricocheted back to Sam, who chipped over a scrambling Bush to make it 2-0 before half-time. Didier Drogba converted a penalty in the 67th for Montreal but the visitors could not find an equaliser. Klitschko on schedule for November return BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP): Wladimir Klitschko is on schedule in his recovery from an injured left calf, and the heavyweight champion says he will be ready to defend his title belts against Tyson Fury next month. Klitschko will begin training in less than two weeks at his usual camp in the Austrian Alps, the champ said Wednesday while taking a brief break from rehabilitation in California. The fight was delayed five weeks after Klitschko was injured in training last month. The bout was rescheduled for November 28 at Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany, where a capacity crowd of 55,000 is still expected despite the date change. Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) had never hurt his calf before, but he knew rest and recovery would be preferable to fighting while injured, as Manny Pacquiao did against Floyd Mayweather Jr in May.
FILE – Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat takes a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPNBA great Ray Allen tells the “AP Sports Weekly” podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment.Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is regarded as one of the greatest clutch shots ever. He says hard work and experience is why some players want the ball at the biggest moments.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dyip eye ride to second win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Those great players in the league will do that consistently,” Allen told podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg. “They continue to do their jobs and don’t let the circumstances get the better of them.”Allen also talks about his new autobiography “From the Outside: My Journey through Life and the Game I Love” and gives his opinion of the playoffs so far. Also joining Litke and Dahlberg is football guru Ross Tucker, who talks about the NFL draft and who he thinks will be the first quarterback selected.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNCAA chief Mark Emmert talks to the AP’s Ralph Russo about the upcoming Rice commission report released this week, while the co-hosts debate the state of college athletics under Emmert.Tucker returns to talk press box food (think bratwurst in Green Bay) and his belief that the better teams serve the media better meals.
0Shares0000Manchester City are reported to have paid a club record £57 million ($80 million, 65 million euros) for Aymeric Laporte, picutred in 2016, © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFELONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester City completed the signing of Aymeric Laporte on Tuesday as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly arrived at Arsenal’s training ground to finalise his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, with clubs scrambling to beat Wednesday’s deadline.Premier League leaders City are reported to have paid a club record £57 million ($80 million, 65 million euros) for Athletic Bilbao defender Laporte, eclipsing the £55 million they paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015. The 23-year-old is also the second most expensive defender in history behind Virgil van Dijk, who cost Liverpool £75 million from Southampton earlier this month.Last week, Alexis Sanchez signed for Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and with the clock ticking, it appears Arsene Wenger will land Aubameyang to boost his forward options.“I am very happy to be here,” Laporte said in a statement on Manchester City’s website. “City are a club with a lot of ambition and they are one of the best teams in Europe.“I am looking forward to working under Pep Guardiola and trying to help the club to achieve success.”City boss Guardiola said Laporte was ready to play straight away but may need time to adapt to the Premier League.“He’s fit, he’s been playing the last period,” Guardiola told reporters. “Of course he has to adapt because the Premier League is special in many senses.“He is intelligent, he will read what is the situation. Even for English players, when they come into the Premier League it’s always a little bit tough. We will be patient because he doesn’t come for three months, he comes for five years.”Guardiola has now spent more than £200 million on reinforcing his defence, bringing in Laporte alongside Benjamin Mendy (£52m), John Stones (£47.5m) and Kyle Walker (£45m).– Aubameyang flies in –Guardiola’s January spending might not be over after widespread reports that City are interested in Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.Mahrez, 26, is reported to have handed in a transfer request as the Algerian tries to force through a move to Eastlands.Arsenal are understood to have agreed a fee of around £60 million with Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but the German club will reportedly only sanction the move if they find a replacement © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZCity also signed England Under-21 midfielder Jack Harrison from New York City on a three-and-a-half-year deal before sending him out on loan to Championship side Middlesbrough for the rest of the season.Sky Sports News reported Tuesday that Aubameyang, 28, had arrived in Britain on a private jet before travelling to Arsenal’s training ground near London.Arsenal are understood to have agreed a fee of around £60 million with the Bundesliga club for the Gabon international but the German club will reportedly only sanction the move if they find a replacement.Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly a key cog in the transfer — either as a direct replacement for Aubameyang or as part of a three-way deal, with Giroud moving to Chelsea and Michy Batshuayi swapping Stamford Bridge for Dortmund.Chelsea have secured the signing of left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma for a reported £25 million on a four-and-a-half year deal.The 23-year-old played just twice for Roma this season after missing the first three months of the campaign with a serious knee injury.“I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club,” Emerson told the Chelsea website.The Brazil-born defender, who joined Roma from Santos in 2015, obtained Italian citizenship last year.Elsewhere, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, left Anfield for struggling West Brom on a loan deal until the end of the season after slipping down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu has become Javi Gracia’s first signing as Watford manager after arriving at Vicarage Road on loan until the end of the campaign.Celtic have signed Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on an 18-month loan deal, with left-back Baba Rahman departing Stamford Bridge for Schalke in a similar arrangement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Inter were held to the same scoreline by PSV, sending Pochettino’s side through in second place in Group B, despite them taking just a single point from their opening three games.“No-one believed in us,” Pochettino said afterwards. “People said it was mission impossible but we are here. It is a massive achievement for the club.”Ousmane Dembele’s superb early goal looked set to put Tottenham out, as Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Moura all missed excellent chances.Moura’s late strike, however, set up a dramatic finale, with Spurs players left to wait after the final whistle for the finish to be confirmed in Italy.Victory, and progress to the knock-out stages, represents an impressive achievement for Tottenham, particularly given they have had to play home games at Wembley this term while their new stadium continues to be delayed.“It is great for the club,” Pochettino said. “It gives us the possibility to play Champions League in our new stadium, which will be a massive boost for the club.”With Barcelona already guaranteed to go through as group winners, their coach Ernesto Valverde took the chance to rest several key players, including Lionel Messi.Messi came on in the 64th minute but was quiet, while the likes of Jordi Alba, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Sergio Busquets were also missing from the starting line-up.On Messi’s introduction in the second half, Valverde said: “It’s good to keep him busy.” He added: “We qualified quickly and that speaks for itself.”Dembele’s surging run and finish in the seventh minute was the perfect riposte from the 21-year-old to more reports of indiscipline this week.“It was a great goal, the kind only players with his talent can score,” Valverde said.“We are happy with him. Throughout the season, things happen with the players and we solve them internally, that’s it.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino celebrates his team’s qualification for the next round of the Champions League © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Dec 12 – Mauricio Pochettino revelled in Tottenham defying what he said many had dubbed “mission impossible” on Tuesday as they drew away to Barcelona and qualified for the Champions League’s last 16.Spurs needed to match Inter Milan’s result at home to PSV Eindhoven, which they did, thanks to Lucas Moura’s 85th-minute equaliser snatching a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou.
De Bruyne was a key part of Manchester City’s title win in 2017/18 Contrary to what you may expect, there weren’t many Liverpool fans celebrating on Friday morning.News emerged prior to the weekend’s matches that Kevin De Bruyne had been ruled out for three months with a knee injury. REVEALED Latest Liverpool News As a Liverpool fan the De Bruyne news sounds perfect for us but as a football fan it’s very disappointing, he’s a baller— Marcus (@xmalone99) August 17, 2018 gameday cracker shining @DeBruyneKev get well soon lad. Your quality will be missed on the pitch. As a football fan and as a LFC fan I wish you speedy recovery. And from all us football fans, YNWA :). 🙌— Zutko (@johnnasty) August 17, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Get back soon Liverpool fans are making a wish for you healing Kevin @DeBruyneKev 🤕💙❤🔴— Mohamed Ehab (@M0Ehab) August 17, 2018 possible standings smart causal Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED The Reds’ title rivals Manchester City have suffered a major blow in the long-term absence of De Bruyne, which in turn hands a boost to Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are expected to be City’s closest challengers in 2018/19.However, their supporters still opted to wish the Belgian well and hope he returns to the field soon.You can read a round-up of the best social media reaction below. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware As good as it might be for Liverpool, De Bruyne being injured is a huge shame. Incredible talent.— Luke Pedley (@pedley_luke) August 17, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update RANKED 1 Get well soon Kevin. Football is a much better game for having you in it. Wishing you a speedy recovery from Liverpool— Cosmo Khan (@CosmoKh4n) August 17, 2018 huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Even as a #lfc fan, I’m gutted that #debruyne is out for 3 months. What a talent. Amazing grace, such a rhythm to him. He makes his teammates even better. Proper gem.— Peter Hughes (@hughespjh) August 17, 2018 latest Kevin De Bruyne is a fantastic player and a pleasure to watch. His absence might benefit Liverpool’s attempts at chasing the title but nonetheless I wish him a speedy recovery. Get well soon, @DeBruyneKev!— Daniel Alister (@itsdanalister) August 17, 2018
Guingamp eliminated PSG from the League Cup (Photo by Agency)Revenge is the name of the game as Paris Saint Germain host Guingamp in a David against Goliath match up on Saturday night.Ligue One’s basement club caused the equivalent of a football tsunami a fortnight back when they ejected PSG from the Coupe de La Ligue at Stade de France.It was the Parisians first defeat in a domestic cup competition in four years.The money is on Thomas Tuchel’s Parisians extending their eighteen match unbeaten start to the season when they confront a Guingamp side building a good head of steam, following Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over on form Rennes.PSG’s central defensive partnership of Thilo Kehrer and Thiago Silva are sure to have their hands full containing Guingamp dangerman Marcos Thuram.The son of France’s 1998 World Cup winner Lillian Thuram was unplayable in that cup victory, winning and converting the penalty that condemned PSG to defeat.The runaway leaders’ attack is to once again be spearheaded by the three musketeers:- 14 goal top scorer Kylian Mbappe Lottin, 11 goal world record signing Neymar and club all-time top scorer Edinson Cavani.Earlier, Christophe Galtier’s second placed Lille Metropole have a chance to put some pressure on the leaders when they host lowly Amiens.The hosts’ Ivorian sensation Nicholas Pepe is the man to look out for is Lille try to bridge a seemingly insurmountable thirteen point deficit on PSG.Elsewhere, former World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas is to be the centre of attention as Monaco try to shake off the shackles of relegation against Strasbourg.Fabregas arrived from Chelsea on a free transfer but he is yet to inspire Thierry Henry’s 2017 champions to victory. The principality club have drawn their last two encounters with Olympique Marseille and Nice one-all.Meanwhile, it’s all or nothing for Marseille boss Rudi Garcia when they travel to Caen.France’s only European club champions are struggling for form and could miss out on European qualification unless they can find a quick fix to errant striking that has seen them fall out of the top six positions.Fixtures:Friday.-Lille Metropole v Amiens @10:45pmSaturday.-PSG v Guingamp @7pm-Monaco v Strasbourg @10pm-Nimes v Toulouse @10pm-Reims v Nice @10pmSunday.-Rennes v Montpellier @5pm-Caen v Olympique Marseille @7pm-Angers v Nantes @7pm-Bordeaux v Dijon @9pm-Saint Etienne v Olympique Lyon @11pmComments Tags: Ligue Onetop
A political briefing and a trip to the Dáil. Wednesday the 25th of April will certainly be a day to remember for Donegal Youth Council Mayor Amy McCoy and former Deputy Mayor Conor Walker. The pair travelled to Dublin for Youth Work Ireland’s 2018 Oireachtas Briefing, which is an annual event for member youth services, like Donegal Youth Service to meet with local representatives and discuss issues affecting young people locally.Amy and Conor spoke with Deputy Thomas Pringle, and Minister Joe McHugh about the Youth Council’s recent work on Sexual Health and Education with their ‘Beyond The Birds and Bees’ Event for students, and the ongoing issue of the condition of facilities in some Donegal schools. Youth Work Ireland political briefing where youth work funding and better sex and relationships education for young people were discussed – Photo by Ruth MedjberBoth of which are issues that young people from across the county voted as key issues at the Donegal Youth Council AGM in 2016. After the Oireachtas Briefing Deputy Pringle arranged for the group from Donegal Youth Service to see inside Dáil Éireann and see politics in action.Amy said: “It was a good day out and a good opportunity to meet two of our local TDs, and bring up issues we thought were most important to us as young people in Donegal.” “The whole day out was fun and it was interesting to see in and around Dáil Éireann. It has made the future option of going into politics as a career more appealing.”Oireachtas BriefingAmy also spoke about how sexual education is taught in schools and would hope that it would be given more prominence as a subject as it is so important. Later in the afternoon Amy and Conor took their seats in the public gallery of Dáil Éireann and caught a little of a very relevant debate about the border post Brexit, and recognised Joan Burton entering the Dáil and taking notes. They also spotted Minister for Health Simon Harris just as they were leaving to make the long trip home to Donegal.Finally Conor also shared his thoughts: “It was a very fun and interesting day, I felt that all the politicians that we were speaking to listened to us and were taking our points on board.” It was certainly an inspiring day, so keep an eye on future ballots for Amy and Conor.Donegal Youth Council is funded by the Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and is co-ordinated by the Donegal Youth Service at local level. For more information contact DYC Coordinator Carlyn Maguire on: (074) 91 29630, e-mail email@example.com, or find them on Instagram & Facebook.Donegal Youth Councillors raise key issues at Dáil Eireann was last modified: May 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dail EireannDonegal Youth Council
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan has offered his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Lee Early of Arranmore Island.Lee, aged 26, lost his life as a result of a tragic accident at the pier at Poolawaddy on Arranmore on Sunday morning. A passenger in the car, a man in his 30s, managed to escape from the car and was unhurt.The death of Lee, who was also a volunteer with the local RNLI lifeboat crew, has rocked the tight-knit island community. Speaking today, Cllr Nicholas Crossan said: “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Leigh Early and of course to the local RNLI which Leigh was a volunteer with.“It is such a tragedy for Leigh’s family and for the entire community of Árainn Mhór. I have no doubt that the people of Árainn Mhór will come together to support and comfort the Early family at this very difficult time.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”Tributes continue to flow in for Lee, who is survived by his dad Jimmy, mum Noreen, brother Adam and sisters Rachel and Laura. A post mortem is due to be carried today at Letterkenny University Hospital to determine an official cause of death.His funeral details have yet to be announced.Cathaoirleach extends sympathy to family and friends of tragic Lee Early was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)