July 2019

Costumed Halloween revelers roam the Mission in mobile dance party

first_imgJust before 10 p.m., the party was still going strong. Ultimately, the plan was to head to Mission Playground before disbanding, but the tunes kept playing.At one point, revelers set off a few fireworks and police cars were quickly on the scene. 0% Hannah and Kyle’s first time to the party. “It’s great to dress up and be a part of the community,” Kyle said. Photo by Julian Mark. By 10:15, the Sycamore crowd was bursting out onto Valencia Street. They made their way along Valencia to Mission Playground, still numbering in the hundreds. Soon they numbered around 300, making their way back along 17th Street to Capp Street.Edward dressed up as a fly caught in a web. Asked if his web was hard to carry around, he said, “It’s a fuckin’ pain, but I have no choice — I’m trapped.” Photo by Julian Mark. Soon, with the crowd diffused along 17th and Mission streets, the volume dropped. The more subdued dancers gathered in Sycamore Alley to a quieter beat.But it didn’t take long for the crowd to thicken and the music to turn back up.Close quarters in Sycamore Alley on Halloween. Photo by Julian Mark. Rasheed is visiting from New York. He’s dressed as static shock. “I expected it to be more douchey, but everyone is just out here for fun,” he said. Photo by Julian Mark. At the playground, a man twirled a fiery hula hoop. As the clock neared 11, the dancers chanted for “one more song!” But slowly, the number of people in colorful costumes began to dwindle — Halloween was coming to a close. “I keep coming back becAuse of the enjoyment – the people, the costumes, the music.” Photo by Julian Mark. A banana, a cow, a glittery fish and an astronaut made their way through the northern Mission Tuesday night as part of a group of 300 or so people celebrating Halloween with a mobile dance party.The costumed dancers gathered at 16th and Mission streets sometime after 8 p.m., as they have done annually since 2011, when Eda Altiok and 30 members of her frisbee team started the party.From the plaza, the dancers made their way to 17th and Capp streets, where they moved to the music emanating from large speakers pulled on hand carts. A few climbed on top of a U-Haul truck parked in the intersection.With music still bumping from the mobile speakers, the group made its way to 17th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, with a quick stop at a gas station. Tags: Events • Halloween Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

first_imgLUKE Walsh, Richard Beaumont, Mose Masoe and Kyle Amor will be here next season… will you?The quartet have put pen to paper for Nathan Brown’s side in 2014 in what looks to be an exciting year for the club.Buying a season ticket is the best way of guaranteeing your place at Langtree Park to watch your Saints.They are superb value and offer discounts in the Saints Superstore too.In the Hatton’s Solicitors West Stand Adult and Family Renewals get between four and seven games free respectively when compared to matchday ticket prices.Junior Renewal is just £3 per home game and the renewal ‘Dad & Lad’ season ticket is only £5 more than the adult ticket!It’s not just about renewals though as Early Bird purchases can also receive great value too.Our Early Bird Junior Season Tickets are still the same as 2006 prices at Knowsley Road with season tickets starting from the equivalent of just £4.25 per match.For new purchasers Early Bird Adult tickets save £58 on matchday tickets… that is nearly three games free!Throughout the stadium Adult and Family Renewals get between four and seven games free when compared to matchday tickets and new purchasers can look forward to saving nearly 10% off the full price Season Ticket.To find out more click here.If you want to use our interactive seat picker to find out what is available in the Totally Wicked North and Solarking South Stands click here and select Season Tickets.Fans can renew their season tickets here, at the ticket office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052.Be part of it and be the heartbeat – #saintsheartbeatDates for your Diary:Renewal Period: August 12 2013 – September 30 2013Early Bird Offer: August 12 2013 – December 24 2013General Sale: December 25 2013 onwardslast_img read more

first_imgFOUR tries in the first eight minutes set the tone for the outcome of this, one of the most one sided games the Saints have been involved in, writes Graham Henthorne.Sean Croston opened the scoring within the first minute taking a rebound from the top of the pads from Lewis Gartland’s high kick.We were then treated to a display of the raw power of the Saints pack when up against very young and inexperienced players.Jordan Olmez took the restart 50 metres and four tackles later delivered a fabulous offload to allow debutant Jake Pass to stand up his opposite number before putting Jordan Gibbons in.Olmez again started and this time finished the next move and from the restart his rampaging pack partner Jorge Lewtas took the restart, stormed back before feeding Kevin Brown to go the final 60 to the corner.Brad Pinder’s dart out of dummy half put Elliott Jenkins under the posts before Gibbons shot down the blind side for his second.Croston then showed his pace as he again scored direct from the kick off going 80 metres to score.Croston again ran the restart back for 50 metres and three tackles later the defence were running away from the sight of big Robbie Horton charging at them.Eight tries in 20 minutes and the Saints were running at more than 2 points a minute!Further tries to Croston to complete a great hat-trick, another to Jenkins and one to a startled looking Paul Nash plus 10 Gibbons conversions almost managed to complete the 2 points a minute scoring rate.After such dominance in one half it’s always difficult to replicate that same atmosphere afterwards but the Saints tried their best scoring four more tries in the first ten minutes of the half.Two debutants opened the scoring in the second period. Sam Royle scored his first in the red vee outpacing the cover to the corner to the delight of his small fan club.Then Evan Bullen showed pace to go with his obvious tackling power (ask the Cumbrian lad who felt the full force of that before the break) as he broke the line and then pushed off and outpaced the full back to the corner. His second came after another 30 metre run and quick play the ball from Horton.Callum Hazzard ran in the Saints 14th try from 60 metres out making the score 84 after only 46 minutes.The scoreboard then got to the players a little as they tried too hard to get the century and the errors started to come. Consequently only two tries in the last 24 minutes to Olmez and the aptly named Jake Pass on the wing meant the score stayed in double figures.What can you say? Four debutants and still a very young side. It would be churlish to look for a down side when for 50 minutes all was rosy but the test in the second half was to keep the high standards of the first going and that didn’t happen.However, scoring 94 points in 70 minutes against any opposition takes some doing, so well done to all 20 players.Match Summary:St Helens U16s:Tries: Kevin Brown, Sean Croston 3, Jordan Gibbons 2, Jake Pass, Elliott Jenkins 2, Jordan Olmez 2, Paul Nash, Callum Hazzard, Sam Royle, Evan Bullen 2, Robbie Horton.Goals: Jordan Gibbons 10, Lewis Gartland 3.Cumbria U16s:Tries:Goals:Half Time: 64-0Full Time: 94-0Teams:Saints:1. Kevin Brown; 2. Jacob Cummings, 3. Sean Croston, 4. Jordan Gibbons, 5. Jake Pass; 6. Lewis Gartland, 7. Elliott Jenkins; 8. Jordan Olmez, 9. Brad Pinder, 10. Tom Pinder, 11. Danny Edwards, 12. Chris Follin, 13. Jorge Lewtas.Subs: 14. Paul Nash, 15. Sam Royle, 16. Callum Hazzard, 17. Ben Twist, 18. Evan Bullen, 20. Joe Sharratt, 21. Robbie Horton.Cumbria:1. Jake Parker; 2. Matty Farley, 3. Aiden Wright, 4. Matt Shepherd, 5. Lewis Mason; 6. Liam Williamson, 7. Owen Hoyles; 8. John Irving, 9. Ellison Holgate, 10. Danny Wright, 11. Jake Pearce, 12. Louis Fearon, 13. James Wallis.Subs: 14. Ethan Williams, 15. Kyle Evans, 16. Aaron Hutchman, 17. Dennis Beyhtki.last_img read more

first_imgLUKE Walsh and Matty Dawson have been named in Saints 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League clash with Widnes Vikings.They replace Adam Swift and Dominique Peyroux.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 27. Jack Ashworth, 28. Morgan Knowles.Denis Betts will select his Widnes side from:1. Rhys Hanbury, 2. Corey Thompson, 4. Charly Runciman, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Joe Mellor, 9. Lloyd White, 10. Manase Manuokafoa, 11. Chris Houston, 13. Hep Cahill, 14. Chris Dean, 17. Stefan Marsh, 18. Gil Dudson, 19. Macgraff Leuluai, 22. Matt Whitley, 24. James Chapelhow, 32. Connor Farrell, 36. Jack Buchanan, 37. Greg Burke.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is G Hewer.Ticket details can be found here.last_img read more

Kure Beach tests for GenX results well below NCDHHS health goal

first_imgKURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Following the discovery of GenX, the Town of Kure Beach decided to test its water source as a precautionary measure.While the minimum level of GenX that can be detected by the current testing measure is 4.9 (ppt) parts per trillion, a trace amount of 5.2 ppt was found in the sample.- Advertisement – In an effort to help provide context for health risks associated with GenX, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has established a health goal of 140 ppt. This goal is not a distinction between safe and unsafe levels, but is a level of contamination below which no adverse health effects would be expected over a lifetime of exposure.This goal is based on the most vulnerable population (bottle-fed infants) and is the most conservative level for other groups.The amount of GenX found in the Town of Kure Beach water source was well below the established health goal of 140 ppt.Related Article: Wrightsville Beach files lawsuit after GenX, compounds found in drinking waterHowever, the Town of Kure Beach says they will resample its water source and will monitor the situation closely and will continue to notify the public as new information becomes available.last_img read more

High school football player left behind in Wilmington

first_img Suzie Ulbrich, Public Information Officer with Onslow County Schools, told NewsChannel 12 in a statement the situation was investigated and it was discovered the school protocols were not followed.Click here to read more from WCTI JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County (WCTI) — A high school football player didn’t make it back on the bus after last Friday’s game and was left behind.Onslow County Schools officials are now taking steps to make sure it never happens again. The football player was left behind following a game between Northside High School in Jacksonville and New Hanover High School. The game was played in Wilmington.- Advertisement – last_img read more

First ever Veterans Day Parade held in Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Although Veterans Day was observed on Friday, plenty of people converged on downtown Wilmington Saturday morning to celebrate those who have served our country.The parade was organized by the New Hanover County Veterans Council and was the first of its kind in southeastern North Carolina.- Advertisement – The air was filled with “thank you’s” and the stars and stripes as the parade made its way down Front Street.As a special honor, all of the World War II veterans in attendance were named grand marshals of the parade.last_img read more

Emergency shelter for sex traffic victims opens its doors

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington non-profit organization opened what they are calling the East Coast’s first emergency shelter for victims of sex trafficking. Since 2012 A Safe Place has helped 400 local victims and now they will be able to help even more.Dozens of people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Those in attendance included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David, and Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David.- Advertisement – “We now have a place, in this region for victims of this activity, and we are here to care for them and not to prosecute them,” said Ben David.The new shelter will provide a safe place for 12 women at a time. The victims will be able to stay in the fully furnished home for up to 90 days.“So this allows us to do more outreach. We know trafficking is happening here in Wilmington so to go out, do outreach, identify these girls and give them shelter give them opportunities,” A Safe Place Founder, Malisa Umstead said.Related Article: Alleged NXIVM cult leader found guilty in sex trafficking caseThe house that was turned into the emergency center was donated by N2GIVES, another non-profit working to end human trafficking.“Two of the needs that they had when they told us about a year and a half ago was funding for a social worker, so a year and a half ago, we decided, OK, we’ll do that. And then their second need was emergency housing. So in my mind, I started thinking, OK, this is more of a long-term plan but how can we make this happen?” said Rebecca Hixon, the wife of N2GIVES CEO Duane Hixon.The shelter is the first of its kind on the East Coast. David says it’s a huge step in the fight against sex trafficking.“To now have a place, just like we have a domestic violence shelter and services, where people can come as a refuge, with the help of the whole advocacy community, and see these cases through in the criminal justice system and give them a safe transition back to, hopefully, a drug-free and pimp-free life,” said David.The furniture and appliances were all donated by community members in hopes of giving women and children a fresh start.last_img read more

No public bathrooms at Wilmington Riverwalk development yet

first_imgThe Wilmington Riverwalk development which includes Blackfinn Ameripub and The Shell (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It took several years to develop Blackfinn Ameripub, the Shell, and the still-unopened Vida Mexican Kitchen and Cantina along the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington.Part of the original hold-up was a dispute over public bathrooms.- Advertisement – Back in April, the city of Wilmington gave developer Chuck Shoninger three years to build them on the property.Shoninger says a third party group has architectural control over the property and they denied a location that the developer picked for the restrooms.Shoninger says he is working with the city and the third party towards a solution.Related Article: Man wanted after allegedly crashing car into Wilmington RiverwalkIn the meantime, the restrooms at Blackfinn are available to the public.last_img read more

Teachers local relief group work together to help Leland residents

first_img “When we went out to these other places…I was always hoping there would be another little Ray running around getting us stuff and sure enough there’s a guy David that drove down from Virginia,” said Baca.The group is also stationed at a warehouse in downtown Wilmington on Water Street.Anyone interested in donating or finding ways to help their group, visit their Facebook group at Port City Volunteer and Disaster Relief. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Port City Volunteer and Disaster Relief partnered with Lincoln Elementary School teachers to host a breakfast and supply pick up site Monday, September 24th.Coordinator Ray Baca has supported the hurricane relief of Maria, Irma and Harvey, and has been always preparing for the possibility of any disasters that could potentially impact the Port City.- Advertisement – last_img read more