Less talk, more action on respite

first_imgPrint THE head of a campaign to restore respite services in Limerick to their former capacity for the long term, has asked local politicians to put the issue at the top of their agenda once more. Owen South has been fronting a campaign to relaunch a full respite service in Limerick, which was reduced significantly when government funding was cut by in June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The facility in Clonile, which offered respite to 63 families, was closed and an alternative service was set up elsewhere in August, funded by €50,000 of the Brother’s of Charity’s own savings.However, the service is greatly reduced and is planned to open just 77 days next year, a drop of 48% on last year.“Nearly three months have now gone and the Brothers of Charity respite house in Clonile, Caherdavin, is still closed,” Mr South told the Limerick Post. “The Brothers of Charity have, since the end of August, opened a limited respite house in another part of Caherdavin.“The charity has donated €50,000 from much valued money raised over the years to enable  families affected by the closure get some respite”.Mr. South said that one month into the reopening of the service, the money is being eaten into and will soon run out.“Local Fianna Fail politicians, along with Brian Cowen, have claimed that the restoration of full respite services is top of their agenda, but three months on and nothing has been done and there has been no communication”.He added that the families have had “enough talk” and want to see the result of respite services in Limerick restored to full capacity. Advertisement Previous articleRound up from the courtsNext articleDeadline extended for Green Bulding Awards admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsLess talk, more action on respiteBy admin – September 27, 2010 702 WhatsApp Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

How to cultivate a mindset of frugality

first_imgMy job leaves me living in a hotel a lot of the time. As I ignored my own packet of makeup removing wipes and used the complimentary one at the hotel last night, I realized that I probably save about $6 a year stretching my own makeup wipes by using the free ones when I’m staying at hotels that have them.I mentally high-fived myself.And then I wondered when it was that I actually managed to rewire my mind so that saving $6 honestly does light up a pleasure center and make me feel pretty good about life for a few minutes (not gonna lie, sugary treats still do the same thing for me, too).It certainly wasn’t always that way. There was a time I wouldn’t have paid any attention to the little freebies that come with a room. I couldn’t be bothered with coupons at all. If something broke, I didn’t spend so much as a second thinking about whether I could fix it.When I came out of graduate school nearly $30,000 in debt, that had to change. Sheer terror is a powerful motivator, but 30 grand takes a while to repay and for that kind of marathon, you need a full mental shift. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ellsworth baseball team extends winning streak to 6 games

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth baseball team stretched its winning streak to six games to climb to a Class B North-best 8-1 record after completing a doubleheader sweep of Presque Isle on Saturday and posting a 3-1 road win against John Bapst on Tuesday.Although the Eagles were designated as the road team for both games against Presque Isle, the teams played at Ellsworth High School because Presque Isle’s fields were deemed unfit for use. Ellsworth extended its shutout streak to five games with 6-0 and 12-0 wins over the Wildcats.In the first game, Ellsworth junior Conner Wagstaff struck out 10 batters and walked just one to improve his record to 3-0 on the season. Jared Hamilton, Jackson Curtis and Devin Grindle had two hits apiece for the Eagles.Ellsworth put forth an even more impressive performance in the second game as Matt Burnett and Brad Smith held Presque Isle hitless. Senior Austin Baron had three of the Eagles’ 12 hits as Ellsworth breezed to a mercy rule-shortened victory.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAgainst John Bapst, Ellsworth scored three runs in the third inning as Burnett struck out 11 batters and held the Crusaders to two hits in a 3-1 victory. The win propelled the Eagles (8-1) to fifth place in Class B North behind Brewer, Mount Desert Island, Hermon and Oceanside with seven games left in the regular season.Ellsworth’s next game will be on the road against Belfast (4-4) at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11. The Eagles will then host Old Town in a battle of Northern Maine title contenders at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday, May 15.last_img read more