Dolores Park Better binning but trash can confusion persists

first_img 0% Tags: dolores park Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Adding to the “not mine” factor was the “too far away” factor. I overheard at least one conversation about how there are no trash cans in the park and observed a few eye rolls about this. The one trash can that is inside the park is on the playground, and it was – of course – full. Nonetheless, complain about it all you want, then take your trash to the cans all along 20th and Dolores streets. While the ones at intersections were more than full, the ones mid-street certainly had room.By the bathroom. Not a trashcan.By the trees. Also not a trashcan.Too many people seemed to decide that because there should be a trashcan by the restroom or by a tree, they were simply going to leave their trash in that location. Maybe there is a notion that on the ground with other trash is better than on the ground scattered around. Or maybe it’s a form of protest? Unfortunately, a near miss is still a miss. And leaving your empties lined up neatly along the back of the washbasin in the bathroom, no matter how strongly you believe the bathroom should have a trash can, does not make it a trash can. Trust me on this one.-LauraMonday morning at 7:10 a.m. A crew of four people from SF Rec and Park were already out cleaning up, but they would soon be finished. As one of them said, the park was pretty clean this morning. A few parties ghosted on their picnics and the seagulls were eating away, but all in all, not the piggish mess of last weekend. So, picnickers get a B for Saturday and a C – for Sunday, although to be fair we will have to get out there before the cleaning crews arrive. This is called giving all a benefit of the doubt.Monday morning.Yep, it looks like it was good.You always know there is trash when you hear the seagulls. Smokers, stash your butts.Sunday afternoon, 4-7 p.m. Contrary to popular belief, I’m pretty sure most people who come to the park have the basic principle down – I didn’t manage to catch a single person in the act of carelessly leaving their trash behind. Even the group of guys standing around in a sea of empty PBR cans stuffed them in bags and carried them away. Recyclers passing through helped keep the mess in check. I also got the sense that what was left often remained because people decided it wasn’t theirs. Maybe it really wasn’t – one flattened beer carton lay in the middle of a walkway for hours, and people dutifully laden with trash bags passed right by it. Things not belonging to people are apparently invisible.Graffiti with a message in Dolores ParkAn empty plastic gallon container rolled around in the middle of another walkway. I got so tired of seeing that stupid thing I just took it myself, so I can now tell you with confidence that nothing horrible will happen to you if you grab other people’s trash. Take Michael the coconut rum guy. He was doing it all day, rolling around his cooler and picking up the empty coconuts all his customers “forgot” about. He told me he was taking his car straight to the dump after finishing up for the day to get rid of all the stuff he picked up. Because when customers leave the refuse remaining of what they bought from him lying around, guess who gets flak? That’s right, the guy who now spends half his day actually picking it up.On the way down to the garbage bin in line of sight of the water carton, I also picked up a few wrappers blowing in the breeze, several empty bottles, corks, and more. I also grabbed a plastic bag already full of trash and, separately, a baggie of dog poop. So we’ve got the ‘pack it’ part down. Let’s try for the ‘out’ too next time, yeah? Saturday afternoon: It was kind of soggy out in the park so there were not as many picnic groups. Although, the weather ended up being nicer than expected and the smart picnickers brought a tarp to cover the ground. – LydiaSunday morning at 7:45 a.m. Not a seagull or maintenance worker in sight. Either they had already picked up what Saturday had left behind or the Saturday picnickers had managed to haul their trash to the perimeter, which was neat, clean and devoid of trash. The park looked like a verdant swath of almost clean green. Marring this: A lot of cigarette butts. – LydiaSunday morning.Sunday morninglast_img read more

BRUT the iconic male grooming brand today launch

first_imgBRUT, the iconic male grooming brand, today launches a nationwide search to find the ultimate rugby league fan who has served their community in the BRUT Fan of Pride campaign.The campaign will run across all 14 Super League teams with each club crowning their very own Fan of Pride. They will then go forward to represent their club in the national competition, with the overall BRUT Fan of Pride winner announced in September.BRUT aim to celebrate the Super League fan and each club’s community, highlighting the importance of the fans, the fantastic atmosphere that they create and the role they have in their local area.Each club has selected a player ambassador who plays a key role in their community and who embodies the values represented by the BRUT Fan of Pride Award – and our ambassador is Alex Walmsley.Anyone can be nominated into the competition, with entries closing at midnight on June 9 and shortlists being announced for each club on Father’s Day (June 16). Shortlists will be selected by a panel of judges from each club made up of the club ambassador, a local journalist and a key community member (Mayor/local policeman etc).So whether it is a local coach or dad/mum who takes training come rain or shine, the club janitor, or the oldest, most loyal supporter who attends every home game, BRUT wants to hear about the great contributions the fans make and looks forward to nominations throughout May and June.BRUT for Men’s Eoin Mullen said: “As a proud partner of the Super League BRUT recognises the tight-knit nature of the communities and the loyal fans that support the 14 clubs. Through Fan of Pride we will celebrate these fans – those who not only support their team, but give back in their local area.“The BRUT Fan of Pride winners will receive a fantastic range of prizes including Super League season tickets, a money-can’t-buy-experience to train with a club of their choice, an invitation to the end of season Super League Man of Steel Awards and, of course, a range of fantastic BRUT product.”Nominations for BRUT’s Fan of Pride can be made online at or you can download the entry form below.Entries close at midnight on the June 9 2013.The overall national BRUT Fan of Pride 2013 will be announced and awarded in September, with the overall winner receiving two season tickets to their Super League club and a money-can’t-buy opportunity to train with their team.last_img read more

MATTY Dawson believes Saints can have a strong fin

first_imgMATTY Dawson believes Saints can have a strong finish to the season despite the loss of influential scrum half Luke Walsh.In fact, he says the situation can only spur Saints on as they look to repay one of their own.“We have faith in the players that will come in, they are high quality,” he said. “Gary Wheeler and Jordan Turner did a great job at the weekend and if they can stick with that then we’ll see what happens.“If not, then others will come in. It has been good at training this week and they seem to have settled into their roles well. Confidence and morale is good and we still think we can go and get the League Leaders Shield. It is what we want to do.“Of course we feel for Luke (Walsh) and it is spurring us on to do the best for him. He is one of the boys and you do feel for someone when they get an injury like that.”Matty has played 13 games for Saints this season, crossing the whitewash six times.“I’ve had a good run of games and that is what I was hoping for this year,” he continued. “I had a rough time at Huddersfield and didn’t play many games so any game time is a bonus really.“When I did get the chance I thought I did well and did what the coach asked me to, but it didn’t work out and that’s how it is.“I hadn’t played a lot of games and knew it could be hard to find a club with the injuries I’ve had. I knew I was probably a step behind others in my position at my age too; so I was made up when Browny was interested in me. I knew what he thought of me as a player and that gave me confidence.“I knew I would be coming into a tough environment that produces top quality youngsters each year, and they would keep on coming. But I couldn’t turn it down, I wanted a chance and Browny has given me that.“It’s been good and the professionalism is helping me. Being around the likes of Jon Wilkin, Paul Wellens and James Roby and seeing how they go about their business has helped me and will hopefully benefit me going forward.“I don’t mind where I am playing as long as I am in the team. I have played a lot of wing this season and prefer it there at the minute but I will slot in wherever.“I always hoped to get some games, do what the coach wants me to and work hard to stay in the team.”last_img read more

ARE you in that numberAll 2016 Members will gain

first_imgARE you in that number?All 2016 Members will gain entry into a GRAND DRAW to win the trip of a lifetime for you and a friend to watch Game 3 of the 2016 State of Origin (July 13, 2016) series including flights, accommodation and tickets!The winner will be drawn at the first home game of 2016 on February 5. (T&C’s apply)Origin is probably the most intense sporting contest in the world – and you could be there on us.Just simply become a 2016 Member and you’re in the hat!To find out more and to be in that number visit, call 01744 455 052 or pop into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park.last_img

The full back missed last weeks win over Catalans

first_imgThe full back missed last week’s win over Catalans but is available for the tie at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle this Saturday.“Benny Barba is fine and it’s good to report that everyone else came through the game ok,” Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said. “Cas will have a few back as well. They are a dangerous side and although we had a good result against them earlier in the season, that was a long time ago.“They won’t have any issues in the halves with Luke Gale being out as Ben Roberts will be back and Jamie Ellis is a good player.“It will be a tough game. It will be great to see as many Saints fans over there as possible. It’s a small venue with a small pitch, but the atmosphere will be a big one.”Saints head into the clash in good form with the best attack and defence in the Betfred Super League.But there’s no complacency as they begin what we hope will be a long and successful cup journey.“We’re playing well but as staff and players we are all trying to get better,” he continued. “There’s no need to address complacency; the players set high standards here and it is up to us as staff to help them.“It’s a pleasure to watch the boys play at the moment – they are playing well and deservedly so as they are working hard. We know we are judged on 80 minutes, we understand that as a group, and it up to us behind closed doors to make sure we are working hard.“The whole year has been good so far but we have to do it again and that is the main thing. We can take confidence from the year to date but the reality is we have to do it again and are ready to do that.“We want to do well in the Cup and this is our first test.”Tickets for Saturday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 and online.last_img read more

Officerinvolved shooting suspect appears in court

first_img He was shot twice on September 7 during an encounter with Wilmington Police Officer Adam Phillips.During an interview with WWAY on Sunday, McGriff said he did not know why he was shot. He says he was celebrating the good news of getting a job that day and does not know how he was being a threat to others.“Tall white male, bald, black sunglasses, black shorts, black shoes, black gun just comes and out of nowhere and just grabs me from behind and slams me into the wall,” McGriff said.Related Article: Four Houston police officers shot; 2 suspects deadWilmington Police say someone approached Ofc. Phillips and told him a man was walking around with a gun.According to the warrant, McGriff did not comply with the officer’s command to place his hands against the wall and instead, pulled away, reached into his waistband, pulled a gun and then ran off.McGriff says after he was shot he was scared and didn’t know what to do.“I ran,” McGriff said. “I ran for my life I mean if I’m wrong for that I’m sorry man I ran after I got shot in the face.”McGriff says the gun he had was a BB gun.The SBI is investigating.Ofc. Phillips is a nine-year veteran of the WPD and is currently on administrative leave.McGriff received a $5,000 bond. Raymond McGriff Jr. (Photo: Andrew James/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man involved in an officer-involved shooting in downtown Wilmington asked for a court appointed attorney during his first appearance in court this morning.Raymond McGriff, Jr., 30, is charged with assault on a government official, resisting, and going armed to the terror of the people.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Brunswick Co students practice STEM skills at Science Olympiad Invitational

first_img 120 students from North, South, and West Brunswick High Schools and Brunswick Early College High School were on hand to show off their smarts.Although it’s called “Science Olympiad,” an organizer, Jamie Smith, says any student can get involved, even if they don’t love that specific subject.“It’s really great. We have kids that are in the top of the class and that are excited about science and want to be scientists. Then we have kids that don’t want to be scientists but really love computers and so they’re doing arduinos and building a circuit board. It’s really a great mix of kids,” said Smith, who is an instructional coach with Brunswick County Schools.Related Article: Brunswick County Schools announce make-up days due to FlorenceThe Brunswick County STEM Council put this event on to prepare the students for the regional Science Olympiad at UNCW in March. Students participate in Science Olympiad Invitational at Brunswick County Academy (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Some students in Brunswick County spent their Saturday practicing their STEM skills at Brunswick County Academy.It was part of the first ever Brunswick County Schools Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Humpday Health Tips to help fight pollen allergy symptoms

first_imgDr. Jeffrey Culp checks on an allergy patient at Wilmington Health (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Spring has sprung and that means allergy season is here.“We’ve had an early start to allergy season this year, so tree pollens have started early. Usually, they start in March and they started in February this year,” said Dr. Jeffrey Culp, an allergist at Wilmington Health.- Advertisement – Unseasonably warm weather in February meant early pollinations for trees in southeastern North Carolina, which means you may have already started feeling some of the symptoms of a pollen allergy.“Pollen allergies usually affect where the pollen is being introduced into your body, so you get itchy, watery eyes or runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, post-nasal drainage,” Dr. Culp said.Dr. Culp says it helps to have a plan in place before allergy season starts. But if you don’t, there a few things you can do to stop the symptoms.Related Article: Pollen showing early signs of spring season“My approach for allergies is three things: try and avoid what you’re allergic to, which is pretty hard with pollen; medications, so over-the-counter antihistamines can be helpful or nasal steroid sprays, those can be helpful first line; after that, then I usually have the patients get tested if their symptoms are controlled and then I would consider starting them on allergy shots,” Dr. Culp said.Dr. Culp says warm, dry, and windy days are the worst for those who are affected by pollen allergies.Wilmington Health is especially busy with allergy patients between Easter and Mother’s Day.last_img read more

Shallotte man arrested on drug charges receives 1 million bond

first_img According to warrants, Smith had more than 10 grams of cocaine. The alleged crime happened in June.Smith is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.According to the NC Department of Public Safety, Smith has prior drug and assault convictions.Related Article: Wilmington brothers busted in multi-state counterfeit ring BRUNSWICK COUNTY,NC (WWAY) — The $1 million bond District Attorney Jon David said would be in effect for alleged drug traffickers is holding true in Brunswick County.Covia Smith, 44, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.- Advertisement – last_img

Silver Alert issued for missing Brunswick County nursing home resident

first_imgWINNABOW, NC (WWAY) — A statewide Silver Alert was issued Thursday morning for a missing Brunswick County nursing home resident.According to the North Carolina Center for Mission Persons, Horace Medlin has dementia or some other cognitive impairment.- Advertisement – Medlin is described as a white man who is 5′ 7″ tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds. He has gray hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gray shorts.If you have any information as to where he may be, contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-880-5756. 1 of 2 The 62 year old is a resident at the Brunswick Cove Nursing Home located at 1478 River Road in Winnabow.center_img A Silver Alert has been issued for Horace Medlin (Photo: NC Dept. of Public Safety) A Silver Alert has been issued for Horace Medlin (Photo: NCDPS)last_img read more