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Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Meeting

first_imgDepartment Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessConsent ItemsApproval of July 30, 2019 Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes Health Department: Waiver of ONEP Fees, not overtime for Red Cross Blood Drive on November 21Superintendent of County Buildings: Old Courthouse Boiler Repairs QuoteCounty Council: Request to Surplus Desktop PrinterCounty Auditor: Claims Voucher ReportDADS: Travel Request County Engineer: Department Head ReportClaims Public CommentAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare AGENDA Of The Vanderburgh County Board of CommissionersAugust 6, 2019 At 3:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items Health Department: Administrative Aide Contract with Riley SmithSuperior Court: Professional Services Agreement with Laura M. FairPurchasing:  Joint City/ County/ EVSC Purchase Agreement with Altstadt Office City for Copy Paper last_img read more

Heartfelt gratitude to Richard Baccarella, Principal BHS

first_imgLINDA GUSTOSO To the Editor:For those of you who know Richard Baccarella, Principal of Bayonne High School, you will understand why I am writing this letter. I remember when I first started working for the Bayonne Board of Education, many, many years ago. I use to sub for the secretaries who worked in the schools when they did not come in. I was just starting out. At that time I would go to the many different schools and sub for whomever was out and would fill in for the secretaries. I got to meet many people and got to know so many of them very well.One of them was Rich Baccarella, whom at the time was a wonderful gym teacher that the kids loved. During all my years working for the Board of Ed., which were many, I got to meet many wonderful people including Mary Beth Baccarella and we became friendly coworkers. Rich Baccarella and his family were just wonderful loving people who became friends of ours. As each year passed, I got to see how hard Rich Baccarella worked, doing excellently in each job he was assigned. From the very beginning he took any job that was assigned to him and did it perfectly, and loving the children and worked very diligently. Now he is the principal of Bayonne High School and he is just so devoted to BHS and the students, that he exemplifies what a good principal should be like. He loves the students. He is so devoted to the students and makes sure that the school and its students are safe and sound and happy. He is a principal who puts his students first and foremost and is always there to answer any questions that they may have. Mr. Baccarella does not speak at his students, but he speaks to his students and will answer any question that they need to feel secure and happy, no matter what they ask. Mr. Baccarella will be there to solve or answer any question with regard to school.Rest assured that Mr. Baccarella does not just work five days a week: on the weekends he is at the school to make sure everything is in place and nothing is going on. It’s his home away from home. He loves his job, loves his students and is one of the most devoted principals I ever saw. So to Mr. Richard Baccarella, kudos! How lucky Bayonne is to have such a devoted, caring and loving principal like Richard Baccarella. Heartfelt gratitude for all you do for the students of Bayonne High School.The students of Bayonne High School are lucky to have such a devoted principal. Yes, Mr. Baccarella, “You did it your way” and “You did it just marvelous!”last_img read more

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House Serves Up Great Food and Atmosphere

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleUncle Bill’s Pancake House in Ocean City isn’t a typical shore restaurant that ushers people in and out for a quick bite.The owners try — and succeed — at creating a tasty, memorable experience for customers.The proof is in the residents coming back day after day and vacationers year after year.The service is friendly and speedy because the owners recognize the eatery is just a stop along the way to the beach or other summer activities for families.The business is owned by the O’Haras, who have plenty of experience in the restaurant world to do it right.Uncle Bill’s Pancake House owner Pat O’Hara, left, with longtime cook and friend, Willie Hicks, at the 21st Street eatery in Ocean City.The O’Hara family owns eight Uncle Bill’s Pancake House locations, two in Ocean City, one at 21st Street and the other at 40th Street, and the others in Strathmere, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Cape May, North Cape May and Wildwood.“My father opened Uncle Bill’s in Ocean City in 1990. We are all family owned and operated,” said Pat O’Hara, owner and manager of both Ocean City Uncle Bill’s restaurants. “All of the kids in the family run the restaurants. It’s a real family tradition.”O’Hara and his wife, Lisa, have four children, ages 13 down to 20 months. While they have their hands full, they efficiently manage both Ocean City locations and have a good time doing it, with the help of quality staff and longtime, friendly customers, Pat O’Hara explained.“I love it. It’s fun. It’s tradition,” O’Hara said. “We’ve had entrees people have been getting every year when they come to Ocean City. People are not just paying for the food. I want to give them the best service every year, with a smile, so people can come in, get a good meal and go to the beach.”Server Lois Battle displays a tasty entrée.The cooks whip up a variety of favorite foods. Some of the top picks on the breakfast menu, which is served all day, are French toast, chocolate chip pancakes and pancakes made with plump Hammonton blueberries.“In the summertime, the Hammonton blueberries are delicious, and everyone loves the French toast,” O’Hara said. “The other day we had an order for eight servings of French toast all from the same table.”In addition to some of the breakfast favorites, there is an array of other entrees to choose from, including waffles, eggs any way customers like, including a host of omelets, and a variety of meats.O’Hara pointed out that Uncle Bill’s is not just for breakfast.The lunch menu has a large selection.“I call it the best-kept secret,” O’Hara said of the lunch menu. “A lot of the locals know about it, though, and come in from October to May.”Two of his favorite dishes are the crab cake sandwich and a Texas Tommy, a hot dog stuffed with cheese and bacon.Uncle Bill’s also is accommodating to special dietary needs. There are gluten-free pancakes and a lighter side with fruit cups. The restaurant may be adding some more vegetarian choices to the menu in the future, O’Hara noted.Ocean City resident Nancy Tetley makes Uncle Bill’s a daily ritual.Once the summer rolls around, O’Hara said it really bustles in all of the Uncle Bill’s Pancake House restaurants.But vacationers aren’t the only ones who enjoy Uncle Bill’s for all it has to offer, in addition to great food.Uncle Bill’s is open year-round in the 21st Street Ocean City location, Avalon and North Cape May.Nancy Tetley, a year-round Ocean City resident, is one of many longtime Ocean City customers.“I’m here almost every day since it opened,” Tetley said of the 21st Street Uncle Bill’s Pancake House.That was back in 1990“I come here early because I have to work and usually get breakfast,” Tetley said. “It’s usually scrambled eggs and bacon. And it’s always good.”Sometimes, she mixes it up.“I’m having grilled cheese and tomato and fries today,” she said.What she enjoys even more than the food is her comfort level that she attributes to a kind staff.“I come in alone mostly, and everyone is so friendly,” Tetley said.Servers offer efficient and friendly service. (Photo courtesy Pat O’Hara)Then there are the longtime employees who aren’t members of the O’Hara family but have become like family over the years. Pat O’Hara credits them for rounding out the success of Ocean City’s Uncle Bill’s Pancake House.Chef Willie Hicks has been with the O’Hara family cooking up delicious dishes for so long that he couldn’t recall whether he started with Uncle Bill’s in 1991 or ’92.But, Hicks said with a laugh, whose counting?“They are good people. They take care of you no matter what and basically, I am like family to them and they’re like family to me,” Hicks said.Lois Battle, of Ocean City, has worked at Uncle Bill’s for nine years. The server, known for her warm smile, called the eatery a great place to work at and summed up why Uncle Bill’s Pancake House is so special.“I’ve worked in a lot of restaurants. The O’Haras have created a great place to work,” Battle explained. “The atmosphere is friendly. The cooks do a great job and the customers are happy.”For more information visit http://www.unclebillspancakehouse.com/Uncle Bill’s Pancake House at 21st Street in Ocean City is open year-round. Uncle Bill’s Pancake House at 21st Street in Ocean City packs in a breakfast crowd for the Fourth of July holiday week. (Photo courtesy Pat O’Hara)last_img read more

Stunning Photos Capture The Musical Magic Of Disc Jam Music Festival [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend, the annual Disc Jam Music Festival was held in Stephentown, NY, bringing a number of jam band favorites to the exciting early summer festival. Disc Jam merges the best of festival culture, with disc golf, beautiful campgrounds, and great jam music.The festival brought a great lineup this year, with Dopapod playing multiple sets (including an Orchestra set and another with the Turkuaz horns), the supergroup Electron, Kung Fu, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Nth Power, Consider The Source and so many more! By all accounts, it was quite the weekend.Thanks to photographer Scott Harris, we have photographs from the weekend. Check them out below. A full gallery from Scott Harris Photography can be seen below.last_img read more

New Martin Scorsese-Produced The Band Documentary Set For Release

first_imgA new documentary chronicling The Band titled, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, will tell the story of the group’s early days as Bob Dylan‘s backing group to becoming one of the greatest rock & roll acts to ever grace the stage. The forthcoming film is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, and directed by Daniel Roher (Survivors Rowe).Bob Dylan Announces ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Boxset, Release Date For Martin Scorsese DocumentaryInspired by Robbie Robertson‘s bestselling 2017 memoir Testimony, “the film is a confessional, cautionary, and sometimes humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. The film blends rare archival footage and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Martin Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen, and Ronnie Hawkins, among others,” a description on Deadline reads.It’s important to note that Scorsese has a longstanding history with The Band after directing the group’s beloved farewell concert documentary, The Last Waltz.Robbie Robertson explained to Deadline that he is, “honored to have my memoir, Testimony, made into a documentary film by such an extraordinarily talented creative team.”Imagine Documentaries president Justin Wilkes added,Robbie and The Band are the stuff of rock n’ roll mythology. As a Woodstock native, the Big Pink house loomed large in my cultural psyche growing up and like many, many others, the music sure made a lasting impression. The gospel according to Robbie is a wild, cinematic ride and we here at Imagine are honored to partner with Daniel and an illustrious band of producers in sharing Robbie’s story with the world.Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is set to be released theatrically in fall 2019 and on Canadian streaming service Crave in early 2020. Head here for more information.[H/T Deadline]last_img read more

Out of Africa

first_imgApril has brought more than showers and sunshine to Harvard; it has brought Africa.The second-largest continent is the subject this month of Harvard Africa Focus, a series of lectures, panels, and performances formerly called “Africa Week.”This year, official events stretch for 13 days, through April 18. Add in related events on African languages and on hip-hop, and Harvard’s celebration of 53 countries and 1 billion people goes all the way to May 1.No matter what the event, hope and optimism are the underlying themes. Africa Focus comes with a subtitle: “Reimagine, Redefine, Reinvent: A New Paradigm for Africa’s Leaders.”Leadership was a leitmotif from the start during Africa Focus. The keynote address, on April 5, was by Ambassador Johnnie Carson, a 37-year U.S. diplomat and former Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. After service in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Nigeria, and elsewhere, he is now assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of African Affairs.Carson spoke about “U.S.-Africa Relations in the Age of Obama.” His take? The new administration sees Africa as a strategic partner.“It was a lot of positive messaging about America’s respect for Africa,” said Ghana native Cheryl Klufio of the keynote. She is a communications officer at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Other speakers have included Gen. William E. “Kip” Ward, the first head of the U.S. Africa Command, on an April 7 panel on diplomacy, development, and defense. An April 10 panel on leadership and governance in Africa featured former ministers from Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria.On Monday (April 12), there was a public conversation at the Harvard Kennedy School with Babatunde Fashola, the youngest governor of Lagos State in the history of Nigeria.In events to come, there will be other African leaders, along with scholars, jurists, and performers.Friday through Sunday (April 16-18), speakers and panelists at Harvard Law School’s 2010 Harvard African Law and Development Conference include a supreme court justice from Ghana, a vice president for World Bank Africa Region, and high-level jurists from Sierra Leone and Uganda.Panels will look at a wide range of issues, including development, natural resources, conflict, technology, business, harmonized legal systems, and national health insurance (co-sponsored by African Students at Harvard Medical School and the Africa Health Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health).The April 16-18 conference is sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association, one of a long list of Africa Focus sponsors in the fields of law, medicine, and government. Principal underwriters are the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Institute of Politics, the Kennedy School Student Government, and the Committee on African Studies (CAS).CAS coordinates Africa research and teaching at Harvard, where 300 Africa-related courses are taught in public health, history, politics, literature, and other disciplines.CAS is also expanding the reach of Africa events at Harvard this month. On Thursday (April 15) is the final iteration of Africa Language Theater Night at Harvard, featuring word play in 18 languages, including Amharic, Dinka, Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Twi, Wolof, and others. (Co-sponsor is the Harvard University African Languages Program.)On April 30 and May 1, CAS will pair with Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies to present “The Language of Global Hip Hop Culture,” a conference and teacher-education event on using hip-hop as a window onto art, culture, and social norms in Africa and the Middle East. Case studies will include hip-hop writing and performances in Arabic, Swahili, Persian, Wolof, and Hebrew.Africa Focus still has a lot of punch left this month. But the past was not bad either.Klufio went to other Africa Focus events, including one on the media and social change on the continent (April 6) and another on rebranding Africa through youth (April 8). And on April 10 she went to “Africa Night 2010: An African Odyssey,” two hours of dancing, music, and fashion shows at the New College Theatre.There was joy and drumming and dance and fashion, fly and fresh. But the frame of the odyssey was two old men in traditional garb who set out with their walking sticks — humorously clueless — to find Europe. “There is always bad news,” one says in the beginning. “That’s why I want to leave this land.”In the end, the old men decide not to go, but not before they have arrived, naïve and droll, in Mali, Nigeria, and other places where a modern Africa peeks out. “Is this Europe?” one old  man asks early on. “No,” a pretty girl replies. “You are in South Africa.”Soon after, one old man asks the same question so many Africans are asking themselves today. “Why are we going to Europe?” he says. “It is so beautiful here.”last_img read more

Pittsburgh mayor against expanding petrochemicals and fracking industries in Western PA

first_imgPittsburgh mayor against expanding petrochemicals and fracking industries in Western PA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PublicSource:Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke out for the first time publicly against bringing additional petrochemical companies to Western Pennsylvania at the Climate Action Summit in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday.Peduto doubled down on his support for investing in green energy jobs and environmental cleanup, rather than fracking and plastics. When Peduto talks to business leaders across the country and region, he said, they tell him one thing: “Clean your air and clean your water.”“They are not asking for free parking or tax breaks,” Peduto said. “They are asking for the basics.”Peduto said it was time to push back against a common attitude in the region that tackling climate change was bad for business. “There is this belief that anybody who wants to work to address climate change is bad for business,” he said. “And that culture is very real in Western Pennsylvania. That belief that those who are trying to save the planet are anti-business, resonates far beyond the fossil fuel industry. I can’t find a corporate partner to stand with me. None. Zero.”More: Peduto speaks out publicly for the first time against a petrochemical expansion in Western Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Compliance: Do credit unions ever need to file an amended 1099-C?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions generally file Cancellation of Debt Form 1099-C if it hasn’t received a payment on a debt for 36 months. So what happens when the form has been filed, but the member has now made a payment on the debt?Should the credit union file an amended 1099-C with the IRS?According to CUNA’s compliance staff, the answer is no.Once a credit union has filed a 1099-C, the IRS does not require any additional, amended or corrected 1099-C forms to be filed in connection with that debt. In fact, according to the IRS, the filing of corrected 1099-Cs would neither improve tax compliance nor reduce debtors’ confusion.Credit unions are required to file a 1099-C when an “identifiable event” indicates that a debt of $600 or more during a calendar year will not be repaid. continue reading »last_img read more

3 surefire ways to make employees feel valued

first_imgWhen you’re unappreciated at work, it’s hard to stay positive and easy to become unproductive. When you’re doing good work and you feel like nobody cares, you start to feel less attached to your position. If you don’t want your employees to look for work elsewhere, here are a few ways you can make them feel valued.Be thankful: When you tell your employees that you’re thankful for the work they do, it gives them a sense of worth. Anytime you hear positive things about an employee, pass that information along. You don’t have to throw them a parade, but hearing that you’re doing good work means a lot. It means even more when you find out it came from a coworker or a client.Find out what makes them tick: Each one of your employees is driven by different motivations. By getting to know your employees on a personal level you can help them work towards their goals and dreams. Use this information to help each employee grow in a way that will give them value and help fulfill their career aspirations.Give them trust and respect: Employees who have shown the ability to handle responsibility should be given the opportunity to make decisions on their own. Help your employees take ownership in the company by investing in their development, and growing them into future leaders of the company. 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

But is it the BEST?

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When the time comes to buy a car, you do your research. You ask friends. You question colleagues. When you’re stopped at a red light, you scan the vehicles around you seeing what your options are. And don’t forget about online data. Google gets a workout as you research makes, models, miles per gallon, safety ratings.In fact, if you’ve made any major purchase in the last few years, you’ve probably devoted a lot of time to online research. But what about those smaller, everyday items? Google has released new information showing that our ever-present smartphones mean more and more of us are looking for information on things as seemingly mundane as a toothbrush.The thing these searches have in common? A significant uptick in the number of searches that include the term best. Would you be surprised to learn that online shoppers are looking for ‘best safety ratings’ when buying a car? Probably not. But did you know that mobile searches for ‘best toothbrush’ have gone up over 100% in the last two years?* continue reading »last_img read more

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