first_imgGovernor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2016-17 Statewide Senior Community Center Grants Encore ExperiencesMontgomery$150,000 Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community CenterLackawanna$69,070 Cranberry PlaceVenango$6,670 February 22, 2017 Plum Senior Community CenterAllegheny$15,000 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Hyndman Senior Center, Inc.Bedford$82,420 Bullskin Township Senior Citizens Inc.Fayette$36,076 John F Kennedy Senior CenterErie$129,239 Pennridge Community CenterBucks$50,084 Snow Shoe Senior Resource CenterCentre$39,450 Bloomsburg Senior CenterColumbia$40,450 Neshaminy Activity CenterBucks$54,029 West Philadelphia Senior Community CenterPhiladelphia$19,053 Spanish American Civic Association – Luis Munoz Marin Senior CenterLancaster$23,500 Philadelphia Housing Authority – Wilson Park Senior Community CenterPhiladelphia$22,280 Hamlin CenterWayne$75,056 Oswayo Valley Senior CenterPotter$20,327 Berks EncoreBerks$150,000 Wellsboro Senior CenterTioga$5,610 Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh, Inc. – Stephen FosterAllegheny$70,000 Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc.York$18,669center_img Mountain Citizens Action Group Inc.Fayette$100,169 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf White Rose Senior CenterYork$8,565 On Lok Social Service Center for SeniorsPhiladelphia$5,000 Kittanning Senior Community CenterArmstrong$107,160 Meyersdale Senior Community CenterSomerset$75,351 Conemaugh Township Senior CenterSomerset$76,573 Somerset Senior Community CenterSomerset$35,940 Bethlehem Old York Road Senior CenterNorthampton$125,000 GECAC Erie West Senior CenterErie$15,960 Beaver Springs Senior CenterSnyder$40,451 Latrobe Center for Active AdultsWestmoreland$76,717 Lincoln Street Center for Healthy AgingLycoming$41,856 Jewish Community Center Senior Club of HarrisburgDauphin$57,387 Lewistown Senior CenterMifflin$34,652 Falls Active Adult CenterWyoming$48,692 Lutheran Settlement House Senior CenterPhiladelphia$46,945 Senior Community CenterCountyAmount Yorktown Senior CenterYork$14,975 Human Services,  Press Release,  Results,  Seniors Philadelphia, PA – Today at the Wilson Park Senior Center in Philadelphia, Governor Tom Wolf announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Senior Community Center Grants which total $2 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery and will be distributed to 38 centers throughout the commonwealth.“Senior community centers play a vital role in providing older Pennsylvanians with a safe place to gather, and they offer programs that enable them to stay healthy and remain engaged with their community,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These grants give senior centers the resources needed to revitalize and expand the services that enrich the lives of our senior population.”Senior community centers serve as a gateway for connecting older adults to vital community services. They have a wide variety of offerings that may include: nutritious meal programs; educational opportunities; transportation services; financial and insurance counseling; exercise programs; and social and recreational activities.There are over 500 senior community centers across the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, and these grants are designed to help centers increase participation and provide innovative programs that attract a new generation of older Pennsylvanians.“It is critically important for senior community centers to be accessible and available to older Pennsylvanians so they can live and age well,” Osborne said. “These grants ensure that our seniors will continue to benefit from programs and services that promote active community engagement and enjoyment of life.”“We thank Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging for this generous grant. The funds assist senior centers to help them to stay active, in touch, and healthy in many ways,” said PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. “A thoughtful investment in seniors such as this pays long term dividends to the community.”“The senior center grant provides a valuable resource to help centers maintain safe and accessible buildings,” said Holly Lange President and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. “It also provides opportunities for innovative and creative programming to attract and serve multiple generations of older adults. PCA appreciates Governor Wolf announcing that these grants will be continued in the proposed budget.For more information on senior community centers, visit aging.pa.govBelow is the list of the Senior Community Center awardees and grant amounts: Chestnut Hills Social CenterIndiana$11,625last_img read more


first_imgBassey Nelson dominated from start to finish to claim N200,000 at The Lagos City Criterium 2017. Nelson who races for the Sharks Racing Club from Port Harcourt ahead of Sadiq Ajibade and Precious Godwin of United Pro Team and Cyclotron team respectively.“I’ve been working hard for this and as Nigerian champion I came into this knowing there’s a chance I was going to win this,” said a confident Nelson to pressmen.Nelson continued:“I’ve still got two competitions to compete in before the end of the year and I’m going to keep working hard to finish the season very strong.”In the women’s professional race, Ese Ukpeseraye of the Cyclotron team finished first with Tombrakpa Grikpa and Joan Okoro finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.The juniors who raced earlier in the year were also rewarded by the organisers, Sustainable Cycling Foundation (SCF) for their efforts with Odebiyi Azeez and Awuri Oveh taking top honours for the boys and girl’s categories respectively.SCF chairman Faiz Imam was impressed with the level of the competition and said: “Our plans are to make sure these kids are exposed to more events. We are proud of their efforts here and will keep encouraging them to attain their dreams.”Over N1.5m was awarded in prize money monies and plans are already underway to move the Criterium to other parts of Nigeria soon.The Lagos City Criterium was supported by Access bank, 9mobile, Cocoon Homes, Craneburg Construction & Castrol/Eterna.RelatedThe Lagos City Criterium 2017November 10, 2017In “Nigeria”HANDBALL: HFN President Commends Athletes For Record-Breaking Performance As National U18 and U21 Championships Closes (AUDIO)March 25, 2019In “Sports”Nigeria’s Long Distance King Aims To Dismantle East Africa’s Dominance in 2019 (AUDIO)December 24, 2018In “Athletics”last_img read more


first_img Former Packers DB rips team’s approach: ‘They expect Aaron Rodgers to just be magical’ “It’s hard to articulate the impact this job had on me and my family,” McCarthy wrote, in part. “From the beginning, Green Bay has welcomed me with open arms. I met my beautiful wife Jessica here and raised our family of 5 children who will always call Green Bay home. Thank you for the immense outpouring of love our family has received this week and throughout our time here. This speaks to the quality of folks in the State of Wisconsin. Coach Lombardi said it best, ‘Green Bay is all about Faith, Family and Football.’“The Green Bay Packers are a tremendous organization and I will always be proud of my time with the team. A special thanks to Bob Harlan and Ted Thompson who entrusted me in 2006 with an incredible opportunity to be the 14th Packers head coach. Titletown is the greatest football town in America. Representing this team was a privilege that I never once took for granted. Mike McCarthy made a classy gesture as he took out a full-page ad in several Green Bay-area newspapers, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Green Bay Press-Gazette. The former Packers coach, who was fired Sunday after the team lost to the Cardinals, wrote a letter titled “Thank you, Green Bay.” He reminisced about his time on the field and shared some of his fondest memories of being at the helm for 13 seasons.  Related News “There is an unmistakable pride that runs through the bloodline of all Green Bay Packers, and that is why it’s not the bricks … but the Packers people and the pride they have for this organization that I will miss the most.”He finished the letter wishing “nothing but the best for the Green Bay Packers moving forward.”McCarthy had been the Packers’ coach since 2006. He went 125-77-2, won a Super Bowl and took his team to the playoffs nine times. Joe Philbin has stepped in as interim coach.last_img read more


first_img…after DPP withdraws manslaughter chargeThe proprietor of Tourist Villa Hotel, who was initially charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of his neighbour, Jason DeFlorimonte, saw the charge being upgraded on Monday to murder.Remanded: Erwin BacchusErwin Bacchus, of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, was initially charged with manslaughter when he made his first court appearance last month and was released on $1.5 million bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.However, during Monday’s hearing, the manslaughter charge was withdrawn and upgraded to the capital offence of murder.According to presiding Magistrate Judy Latchman, who read the new charge to Bacchus, the withdrawal was based on the recommendations of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after an investigation into the incident was completed.Bacchus’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes argued that the decision made by the DPP was nothing but an “abuse of power”.In his arguments, Hughes argued that it was the now deceased man who armed himself with a knife and a rolling pin and attacked a handyman who ran for cover inside the accused’s residence.The Attorney said it was at that time that the defendant, who is licensed to carry a firearm, fired two warning shots.Hughes further noted that the now deceased man told his client that he did not care and continued pursuing the handyman.During the ordeal, it is alleged that DeFlorimonte attempted to stab Bacchus with the knife when he (Bacchus) shot him several times about his body.Magistrate Latchman remanded Bacchus to prison.The matter will continue today for a report on the post-mortem examination.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers informed the court that he was ready for a date for commencement of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) N in which some 20 witnesses would be called to the witness box. The Magistrate set October 3, 2018 for commencement of the PI.Only recently Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore recused herself from hearing the PI stating that one of the parties involved in the matter approached her concerning the case.Even though she did not disclose whether it was a relative of the victim or the accused that approached her, she noted that she “doesn’t want anyone to tell her how to do her job”.last_img read more