Writer’s Block: Hello, Summer!

first_img RelatedWriter’s Block: Summer is in the AirBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Well, pretty much everyone knows Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but for those who didn’t, Mother Nature was fairly quick to inform them Monday. The day was sweltering by 9 a.m., with a thick blanket of humidity pressing down on the…June 3, 2016In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Dog Days of SummerBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] If you’ve been outside during the daytime at all this past week, then you’ll have realized we are well and truly into the dog days of summer. There’s only one word one can use to describe the weather: hot. Actually, I can think…July 27, 2018In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Popular PokémonBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Whether you’re into mobile gaming or not, you might have started noticing a strange pattern emerging within the last week. Tangles of tourists have been crowding around some of the best local hangout spots throughout the area. Now, it’s summer, the height of…July 15, 2016In “Editor’s Column” Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] can’t believe it’s already summer, but here we are. This year has just flown by and already we’re about halfway done.Everywhere you look, you’ll see signs of summer: the days are sunny and hot, the traffic is heavy and slow-moving, and the beaches are crowded with folks looking to escape the inland heat and humidity. And with Memorial Day this past weekend, summer has officially been ushered in.I’m so for summer. If the Memorial Day traffic was any indication, the next few months promise to be busy and prosperous for a lot of folks, and that’s nothing but good news to my ears.But, beyond the brisk business fueled by vacation happy tourists, I’m excited by all the stuff this summer has in store for us locals. For starters, now that the makeover on the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse has been completed (nearly a year behind schedule), Lighthouse Cinema is set to return! This year’s lineup is incredible, and includes new movies such as Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time, as well as classic favorites like The Lion King.I’ve gotta admit, I’m already staking out the perfect spot for my lawn chair because there’s a couple of blockbusters I have yet to see and I can’t think of a better way to watch them than at Lighthouse Cinema.These outdoor movie screenings are scheduled for every Friday in June and July and are absolutely free. The curtain goes up, so to speak, at 9:30 p.m., just after the bayside fireworks display wraps up. The first movie, Despicable Me 3, will be screened this Friday, June 1.Things don’t stop there, though, because the 4th Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk takes place bright and early this Saturday morning. Runners and walkers will have a chance to cross the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway on foot during this popular event, where they will be able to enjoy unfettered views of the Laguna Madre from atop the bridge. It’s not too late to register, so head on over to the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center (on Friday), or to Schlitterbahn (early Saturday morning) for late registration.If you prefer keeping cool in the South Texas heat, there’s something for you, too. The Port Isabel Public Pool has a variety of activities for kids and kids at heart this summer.The City of Port Isabel will again be offering swimming lessons at the pool. Classes are being offered in three age groups, from the tiniest tykes (2-8 years old), to 9-15, and 16 and up. For those who enjoy exercise, lap swimming and aqua Zumba is also available. And for those who think they may have been dolphins in a previous life, well, the swimming club might be just the thing to join this summer.No matter what you’re into, this summer promises a bunch of fun so be sure to get out there!Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Bullocks beat the rest

first_imgA HEAVIER yarding for the Wednesday Fat Cattle Sale last week at Baw Baw Livestock Exchange, Warragul, saw an increase…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Pirates back in series with B-Sens after 3-2 victory

first_imgIt’s looking like a road team series in the AHL Calder Cup Atlantic Division Finals between the Binghamton Senators, the farm team of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and Portland Pirates.Tim Conboy’s goal with 13 seconds left to play in regulation broke a 2-2 tie to power the Portland Pirates a 3-2 victory over the B-Sens in the Atlantic Division Finals Saturday in Binghamton.The B-Sens still lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with game four set for Monday at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton. Binghamton won the first two games of the series in Portland by 3-2 and 5-3.Ryan Keller and Kaspars Daugavins handled the scoring for the B-Sens, each chipping in their fifth goal of the playoffs.Ryan Potulny added his team-leading 17th point with a helper in the first in the losing effort.Robin Lehner continued his fine play in net for the Binghamton, stopping 30 of 33 shots faced.Binghamton defenceman and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade finished the game a minus-1.last_img read more

Galway United Drawn At Home In Second Round Of EA Sports Cup

first_imgThe games will be played the week commencing the 17th of April. The draw for round two of the EA Sports Cup has been made with Galway United drawn to face Derry City at Eamon Deacy Park. The other game in Galway’s Pool is Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps who have been drawn at home to Sligo Rovers. The Draw in Full is…Pool OneLimerick v Cork CityWaterford United v Cobh RamblersPool TwoGalway United v Derry CityFinn Harps v Sligo RoversPool ThreeSt Patrick’s Athletic v Bray WanderersDundalk v UCDPool FourShamrock Rovers v BohemiansShelbourne v Longford Townprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Galway Camogie Championship Update

first_imgThe third round of the Galway Camogie Senior Championship took place over the weekend (20-22 September 2019) with the following results: SeniorA Mullagh 0-13 1-6 St. ThomasSarsfields 1-10 1-8 ArdrahanDavitts 2-9 0-6 CappataggleBoth Sarsfields and Mullagh have two wins and a draw(they ended level in Round 1). Ardrahan have two wins. St. Thomas and Davittshave one win each. Cappataggle have yet to pick up any points.SeniorBKillimor 4-6 0-9 PearsesAthenry 4-17 2-10 CraughwellEyrecourt 0-10 0-10 Oranmore/MareeBoth Eyrecourt and Oranmore/Maree have two wins anda draw (after their draw in this round). Athenry have two wins. Killimor haveone win. Pearses and Craughwell have a point each (they finished on 1-11 apiecein Round 2).The third round of the Galway Camogie Intermediate championships also took place over the weekend (20-22 September 2019) with the following results:Kinvara 1-10 2-6 CastlegarCarnmore 3-12 1-8 Ahascragh/CaltraMountbellew/Moylough 4-15 2-11 ClarinbridgeKiltullagh/Killimordaly w/o Scr KiltormerShamrocks ByeKinvara lead the 9 team group with three wins fromthree. Carnmore, Ahascragh/Caltra and Killimordaly all have two wins.Castlegar, Shamrocks, Mountbellew/Moylough have one win each, while bothClarinbridge and Kiltormer have yet to get off the mark.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more