South Bend VPA to host free drive-in movie Friday

first_img Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – May 13, 2020 0 612 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp (Photo supplied/South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts) The Sandlot will be played on the big screen in downtown South Bend Friday.Venues Parks & Arts (VPA) is set to host a free drive-in movie in the parking lot of the Century Center, located at 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Gates open at 8 p.m., and the film will begin at sundown, which is around 9:15 p.m.The event is free and open to all ages, and each car will be provided with a prepackaged bag of popcorn and a travel-size hand sanitizer.In an effort to maintain proper social distancing, attendees are required to stay in their vehicle, except to go to the restroom or to purchase hand sanitizer from Indiana Whiskey, which will be onsite selling bottles. Attendees must also wear a face mask.Parking spots are limited and will be first come, first served for the first 100 vehicles. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img TAGSCentury Centercoronavirusdrive-inmovieSouth BendThe SandlotVenues Parks & ArtsVPA Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleNotre Dame Stadium not likely at full capacity for 2020 seasonNext articleRoseland has demands for South Bend’s Motel 6 COVID occupation Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Twitter South Bend VPA to host free drive-in movie Fridaylast_img read more

McHugh announces €884,000 for local improvement schemes for Donegal

first_imgDonegal TD and Government Minister Joe McHugh has announced €884,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes for the County.The funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.The scheme will also support improvements in private roads that lead to public amenities such as beaches and lakes and will see 4,841 square kilometres of road improvements in Donegal. Government Chief Whip McHugh said: “I am delighted to announce that €884,000 funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes here in Donegal.“I have been in constant communication with my Ministerial colleagues on the importance of the Local Improvement Scheme for people who live in rural Ireland.“The Government hasn’t been in a position to adequately fund the LIS scheme for the last number of years, but we made a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government that we would reinstate the scheme.“I am delighted to now be in a positon to honour that commitment. The scheme will be funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be delivered through Donegal County Council. “For people who live in rural areas like Donegal road connectivity is hugely important.“The ability of people to access their own premises, a farmyard or a neighbour’s house is compromised when roads are in a bad state of repair.For emergency services, too, bad road surfaces can lead to delays in accessing sites and can damage their vehicles.“An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring have announced the Government is providing a total of €10 million to fund this scheme across the country. I want to thank the Taoiseach and Minister Ring for the allocation being made to Donegal.“This will be combined with a small contribution from householders (10-15% of total costs) and Local Authorities, and will allow for the maintenance and improvement of many local roads all over Ireland. “The re-introduction of the LIS is an important part of the delivery of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. One of the Pillars of the Action Plan focuses on improving rural infrastructure and connectivity.“The Government’s vision for rural Ireland is very simple when it comes down to it – We want rural Ireland to be a better place in which to live and work by creating new opportunities, improving connectivity between rural and urban areas, and by protecting and enhancing services in the community.“We want to offer the opportunity for young people to have access to good-quality jobs so that they can continue to live in rural Ireland if they so choose. And the Action Plan for Rural Development provides the framework to achieve this.”· The Local Improvement Scheme will be funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be delivered through the Local Authorities. · Donegal County Council submitted a funding request of €1,000,000. The Government has committed today to €884,000 – more than 88 per cent of the funding requested.· In terms of funding being provided, Donegal received the third highest, behind Galway (€1,000,000 funding against a request for €1,300,000) and Cork (€942,000 against a request for €1.1M)McHugh announces €884,000 for local improvement schemes for Donegal was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalimprovement grantsMinister McHughlast_img read more