Alchemist Earth Food tasting session this Saturday

first_imgLinkedin Previous articleThe Expert Comment – Joe DelaneyNext articleSlow Food Ireland members can avail of discounts admin Advertisement Print Facebook NewsAlchemist Earth Food tasting session this SaturdayBy admin – March 26, 2009 512 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Alchemist Earth is holding a free food tasting at their store on 10 Sarsfield St in Limerick. The tasting will be held from noon to  4pm on this Saturday, March 28thRegular Bedford Row Market stall holder and local artisan food producer, Gingergirl, will be in-store to offer tastings of her brown bread, foccacia bread, chutneys, jams and marmalades.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will also be samples to taste from Alchemist Earth’s other gourmet ranges of organic cheese, crackers, tapanades, juices etc. Food lovers of all kinds are invited to drop in if you are in town. Emaillast_img read more

Stranded Buoy Awaits Tow From Coast Guard Cutter

first_imgA navigational buoy washed ashore in Ocean City on Sept. 9 and will be towed back into place by the Coast Guard. A navigational buoy that washed ashore at the north end of Ocean City on Sept. 9 stands guard over the beach as it awaits a tow from a Coast Guard cutter.The rests on the beach at the north end of Ocean City, NJ, near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge.The buoy helped mark the channel out of Great Egg Harbor Inlet less than a mile from the beach. It broke free in a northeast gale that coincided with a full-moon tide two weeks ago.Maintenance of the buoy typically would fall to the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team in Cape May, according to Petty Officer Nick Ameen, spokesman for the local Coast Guard district. But because the buoy is so big, the team is waiting for the Coast Guard cutter Elm, a buoy tender, to assist in the job, Ameen said.Even with the cutter on site, freeing the buoy from the beach and across the shoals of the inlet to the cutter will be a feat that could require a separate towing operation, he said.The Elm is based out of Atlantic Beach, N.C., and the work in Ocean City is not yet scheduled.The Coast Guard is still investigating what exactly caused the buoy to break free from its mooring.The solar-powered lights on the buoy are still working.The buoy is too big for the local Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team to move.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

ND mourns Walton’s death

first_imgDr. Gail Walton, director of music at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, will be remembered as a dedicated musician, teacher and Catholic who touched the lives of many members of the Notre Dame community.Walton, an organist and director of two Notre Dame choirs, died last week after a long illness. She was 55.“This was not a job. This was a passion and her life,” Fr. Peter Rocca, rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, said. “Her impact was tremendous. She touched the lives of so many students.”Senior Jordan Schank said when he first auditioned for the Liturgical Choir, he was an intimidated freshman with no choir experience. “I know Gail could see my shaking knees. I don’t think I have ever felt so intimidated by a woman in high heels before,” he said. “She took note of my nervousness and she did her best to calm me down.”With Walton’s help and encouragement, Schank said he was able to learn the challenging music and improve his singing dramatically.“I can with full faith say that Gail taught me everything I know about singing,” Schank said. “She took a young, inexperienced freshman with terrible Midwestern vowels and formed me into the confident singer I am today.”Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill., was the homilist at Walton’s funeral and spoke to a standing room-only congregation at the Basilica Tuesday morning about Walton’s impact on the Notre Dame community.“Year after year, season after season, the walls of this place have echoed with the glory and sensitivity of Gail’s music,” he said. “At Notre Dame moments of joy and sorrow, Gail made great music that lifted our spirits.“Today, the Basilica is filled with only a few of an army of her many friends who loved her.”Walton directed the Liturgical Choir and the Basilica Schola, which she also founded. She assisted with music at a number of University liturgical events, such as opening mass, Junior Parents Weekend mass and Commencement mass, Rocca said.Walton also touched the lived of countless couples as they prepared for marriage and worked with families planning funerals for loved ones, Rocca said.“The Notre Dame community will miss her dedication, her zeal, her knowledge of the liturgy and music, her expertise,” Rocca said. “And ultimately her gracious presence and her wonderful smile.”Although Walton dedicated her life to music, it wasn’t for her own benefit, but meant to help others, Vice President of the Liturgical Choir Christie Marden said.“More than anything, Gail valued sacred music and what it can bring to the liturgy. Even though she spent decades making beautiful music, her ministry was never about herself,” Marden said. “She was always reminding the choir … that our job is to help the congregation to pray.”Schank also said Walton’s focus was on helping others strengthen their faith.“Gail always stressed that our work in the Basilica was always a ministry and never a performance,” he said. “The choir climbs the stairs to the loft each Sunday morning to help others pray, to enter more deeply into the magnificent mystery of the Eucharist.”Jenky said in his homily Walton’s impact on her students extended beyond her knowledge of music.“She taught those choir members not only music, but how to live and how to love,” he said.Both Schank and Marden said Walton made an impact on their lives beyond music.“The Notre Dame community has lost a fine woman, mentor, friend and musician. Her warm smile and kind heart will be sorely missed,” Schank said.Marden added: “I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to get to know such a beautiful woman. She will be missed.”Jenky encouraged those at the funeral to model Walton’s dedication to her faith and music during this period of grief. “When all our human explanations seem inadequate to describe all that we experience, we worship to the Lord,” he said. “Where our words fail, we sing to the Lord … In terrible grief and sorrow, it is music that clearly expresses what we cannot say.”last_img read more