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It’s a new era for Mourne Antiques

first_imgMourne Antiques of Letterkenny has taken a great big step back in time after moving to a historic location.The new building at No. 45 Main Street is almost an antique in itself. The grand property was a former bank, with its history going back around 100 years.Mourne Antiques owner Frances Spears took it on like a revival project – breathing new life into it by tearing away a suspended ceiling to reveal original features and opening the windows once more to flood the large space with light. Here, Frances gives us a tour of the spacious new store: Frances Spears and Keith Stevenson at the new Mourne Antiques store at No. 45 Main Street LetterkennyThe new Mourne Antiques store offers a huge amount of space for Frances to showcase all the treasures she has in stock. The square shape is fantastic for people to come in and have a browse, and it is much more accessible for prams and wheelchair users.The furniture has become a big draw since the move, Frances said, as customers can see all the interesting cabinets, tables, chairs, desks and items in full view. Mourne Antiques LetterkennyFurniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Exclusive Discount:To celebrate these uncovered gems, Mourne Antiques are giving 10% off furniture all month to any customer who mentions Donegal Daily at the till! This reduction is valid until 30th September 2019.With fascinating furniture dating from as far back as 200 years ago, you’ll find true one of a kind wonders at Mourne Antiques.Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019The new store is also a great benefit to jewellery shoppers – as the large space accommodates three cabinets of antique, gold and diamond jewellery alongside modern and contemporary Irish accessories from Amelia’s Irish Design and Gifts.Mourne Antiques is best-known for their jewellery, which is sourced from top dealers and sold with expert guidance. They also do repairs to heirloom jewellery.Jewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyFrances said she looks out for four key factors before buying in her antiques: beauty, quality, practicality and price. She has a keen eye for a great find, and her best gift items include China and silver tea sets, art, light fittings, barometers, vases, crockery, rugs and a whole variety of other pieces. You never know what you’ll find until you come in and see!Gifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyLight fittings and art at Mourne AntiquesGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyFrances clearly loves the new location. “I’ve been calling this ‘my building’ for years and the opportunity to move in just came to me,” she said. Frances is also delighted to offer her customers free parking. All you have to do is ring the store on (074) 912 6457 and they’ll buzz you into their private space behind the building, located just left before the Dillon’s Hotel car park.Mourne Antiques has been an established business in Letterkenny for the past 27 years, but this new store has just added another gem to the Main Street.Follow the Facebook page at: Mourne Antiques & JewelleryMourne Antiques Letterkenny – car park located at the back of the storeIt’s a new era for Mourne Antiques was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinessfurnitureGiftsletterkennyMourne Antiquesretaillast_img read more

Experiences from life on a Demonstration Farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Duane Stateler, Stateler Family Farms, Hancock CountyIt has been quite interesting being a part of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms in ways that I would not have originally imagined.To set the stage, we had a visitor last week who had been contacted to visit the farm after he was quoted in a recent local newspaper article with some information that upset quite a few members of the agricultural community. We were asked if we were open to him coming to visit and, of course, we agreed because we have found over the past 3 years that the 98% of the population that are removed from the farm have no idea of today’s farm is compared to the Charlotte’s Web storybook. My son Anthony and I enjoy being an open book and answering every question they pose while looking into their eyes and witnessing as they are seeing, realizing and experiencing something completely different than what they have been told.Now for the story, this young man is a professor of philosophy and religion at a University within 25 miles of us. He was teaching a class on “food ethics” to college students and it was very apparent his information was not coming from any knowledge from the farm prior to 50 years ago. What became even more interesting when he was contacted about a visit was that this semester he was teaching on “environmental ethics” which tweaked some more interest from those involved with the Demonstration Farm.We had a good conversation for about two hours with some questions I wish to point out that arose during that time. He asked: I really can’t understand why you would do what you do. I can understand why you might grow a few plants of corn in the garden, but why would you grow a whole field? Why would you want this kind of a lifestyle? Why are farms so big? These questions were posed with a straight face and genuine interest to our reply seeking an answer.I must admit the question about why we would raise a field of corn versus some sweet corn in the garden caught me a little off guard, but I don’t know if he realizes the difference and I forgot to point out the difference in my answer. It just caught me by surprise. The lifestyle and size of today’s farms are normal questions we get.He looked somewhat puzzled by my answer, which was: I do this so you and others may have things to not only eat but all the useful products that are developed from corn and soybeans, from fuel to cosmetics, corn oil and soy based cooking products to the Crayola colors you used as a child.When I was a child, we had a few dairy cows, steers, sheep, laying hens, and meat chickens along with the hogs. And everyone up and down this road and the road over had the same as we did. We helped one another with jobs that are now done with machines. The reason we have machines now is because in 1960 there were about 6 million farmers compared to less than 3 million today farming the same amount of land. We are now less than 2% of the population compared to about 5% back then. Today’s farmer’s average age is about 58, so one thing I am sure of is the size of farms is going to get bigger. I pointed out that there is the same number of hogs in Hancock County today as in 1960. The only difference is the majority of those are on 20 farms today compared to maybe 300 farms raising pigs then.I don’t know if he grasped Anthony’s response either: “This is what I grew up with and I want my kids to experience the same things I have come to appreciate. The work is hard but it is very rewarding. I have worked off of the farm enough to know I did not want to do anything else but get back full time.”We have begun to realize that not everyone has the appreciation for much of what we take for granted and thank God daily for — sunrises, that fresh morning breeze, the aroma of freshly cut hay, birth of newborn animals, watching a butterfly land on the head of a calf for a brief rest and ride, seeing seeds turn into plants, fulfillment of harvest while leaning on the pickup watching deer and wildlife grazing in the field before a beautiful sunset.I find it amusing when a philosophy and religion professor is being permitted to teach individuals who believe they will be told facts from someone educated in exactly what things they are teaching, which would include the way things were done before to how they are now if you are comparing feasibility. Unfortunately in this case, the now was never told, so philosophy really could not happen. The question was raised about his knowledge of the environment and water quality for the class he was conducting now, an honest answer was “very little” but his preference was to invoke conversation and thought among students.How many “answers” are being told to students who believe everything stated is truth, without fact or knowledge? Needless to say, the students have no idea they are paying high dollars for an opinion that will stick with them until they would have the rare opportunity to really visit a farm and see for themselves, just like the young professor we had the pleasure of meeting.Before you think this all was in vain let me tell you I think not. We truly believe he left like many others with genuine questions on what he had read and been told about agriculture was completely different than what he had just experienced. He is interested in bringing his classes next year to see what it is like, and I believe he means it.We will never win everyone over by sharing our experiences and what farmers truly do in today’s farm setting. But people are amazed by the technology from grid sampling to variable rate planting populations, variable rate fertilizer application and yield monitoring, which is becoming more the common place on the farm moving forward. It is more than can really be consumed in a 2 hour visit.Thank you letters from environmental students working at OSU Stone Lab to the former Toledo mayor and her staff are some of the most enjoyable experiences we have had. We have had reporters apologize about an article not appearing in their paper because the editor did not like the content because it was not what he expected. The reporter refused to tell a story that was not real. That situation is disappointing because the story didn’t run and more people will not be informed, but that one person and their photographer will tell others what it is really like.My suggestion to fellow farmers reading this is to invite your non-farm neighbor or friend for a ride in that jump seat, share what you do and I bet he will tell a lot of friends about that ride in the tractor or combine and the things you do that you take for granted. If you are not a farmer reading this and wish to experience the same, just stop along that field and ask a farmer for a ride. They might be a little apprehensive at first on why you are there, just tell them I sent you. I don’t know a one farmer who would not be willing to share that experience with you.last_img read more

California Now First State To Make Ride-Sharing Legit

first_imgHow to Get Started in China and Have Success California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously today to regulate the ride-sharing industry. It will now be covered under a new business category called “Transportation Network Companies.” What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Under this decision, previously unregulated independent operators such as Lyft, InstantCab, Uber, Sidecar and others will now have a new set of rules to conform to, including:  China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …center_img Tags:#cars#startups#transportation Submitting to criminal background checksUndergoing trainingCarrying insurance of at least a million dollarsObtaining a license from the CPUCAdhere to a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policyThe CPUC will also levy fees consisting of one-third of a percent in total revenues.Indie startups may often bristle at government intervention or regulation, but in this case, the ride- and car-sharing industry views regulation as a positive move that finally legitimizes their businesses. This comes on the heels of a tense period when the ride-sharing companies came under fire, fielding cease and desist letters and attacks from the taxi lobby. For its part, the taxi industry is not expected to react as favorably to the CPUC’s vote, even though it has previously stated that it would not fight the commission’s decision. As the first state in the U.S. to officially acknowledge ride-sharing service businesses, California could set a precedent that may bring more regulation to the industry in other states. Lyft feature image courtesy of Flickr user Quinn Dombrowski. adriana lee Related Posts last_img read more

Angelina Jolie Speaks From Domiz Refugee Camp In Iraq

first_imgUNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has spoken to journalists at Domiz refugee camp in Iraq.Angelina Jolie speaking to journalists at Domiz refugee camp in IraqCredit/Copyright: UNHCR/Andrew McConnell“In my country, when we speak of the Middle East we often focus on conflict and human suffering,” she said. “And it is true that countless families in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen are suffering from conflict they personally have no part in, instability they cannot control, and extremism that they reject.“But on this visit I have been reminded, as I am every time I am here, of the truly extraordinary dignity, resilience, warmth, generosity and grace of the people of the Middle East.“And I want to thank the people of Iraq for their generosity towards Syrian refugees and displaced people, and in particular the KRI government, which is setting a model for refugee protection.“I’m happy have been here on Eid al-Fitr, and I wish the Iraqi people, the Syrian people, and families across this region and beyond, Eid Mubarak, or Jaznawa Piroz Bit.“I am in Iraq to mark World Refugee Day next week. On Tuesday, UNHCR will publish new figures showing that the numbers of displaced people, and the duration of their exile, are the highest they have ever been. At the same time political solutions seem completely lacking, leaving a void that humanitarian aid cannot fill.“Words like “unsustainable” don’t paint a picture of how desperate these times are.“This is my third visit to Domiz camp in six years. The vast majority of its inhabitants are Syrian women and children.“Their lives are on hold indefinitely because of the war. They cannot go back, they cannot move forward, and each year they have less to live on.“I met two mothers this morning, both of them widows. They both lost their husbands while living as refugees, to medical conditions that could normally have been treated.“And now they are both caring for young aged five 5 and 7 who also have life-threatening medical conditions.“When UNHCR’s Syria response was only 50 per cent funded last year, and this year it is only 17 per cent funded, there are terrible human consequences. We should be under no illusions about this.“When there is not even the bare minimum of aid, refugee families cannot receive adequate medical treatment, women and girls are left vulnerable to sexual violence, many children cannot go to school, and we squander the opportunity of being able to invest in refugees so that they can acquire new skills and support their families.“This is the picture in Iraq, in Syria, and wherever in the world you find refugees and displaced people today.The only answer is to end the conflicts that are forcing people to flee their homes – and for all governments to meet their responsibilities.“So this World Refugee Day I hope that people around the world will consider this larger picture:What this level and length of displacement says about our world being dangerously out of balance.What it will say about us if our response is to be selective about when we help, and when we are prepared to defend human rights.And what it will mean for the future if we are unable to provide enough basic humanitarian support for displaced people and unable to find any solutions to conflicts at the same time.“That is the situation today, but it is not hopeless.“There are millions of refugees and displaced people who want to return home and to work and start over – as I saw in Mosul yesterday, where brick by brick, with their own hands, they are rebuilding their homes.“There are countries that are keeping their borders open to refugees, despite all the pressures and challenges.“There are aid relief workers who are stretching the aid resources, somehow, to minimize loss of life and provide protection.“And there are people around the world who are more committed than ever to defending human rights and basic values.“So on World Refugee Day this year I hope that we can find the strength to find a better way forward together: so that we move into a new era of preventing conflict and reducing instability, rather than simply struggling to deal with its consequences.”last_img read more

Mikmaq Warriors Society wants to meet with new RCMP unit

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Mi’kmaq Warriors Society in New Brunswick wants to meet with a new RCMP Unit formed to deal with fracking protests.All Summer, tempers flared as the shale gas company S-W-N surveyed near Elsipogtog First Nation.The Warriors say the moves by the RCMP show they’ve declared war on the Mi’kmaq.We join James Pictou of the Warriors Society in Collette, New Brunswick.last_img

Rush confirms Ramseys rumors

first_imgAccording to the former Liverpool and Juventus player Ian Rush, Ramsey’s agent called him about moving to Italy.There have been many rumors about Aaron Ramsey moving away from English Premier League club Arsenal.And now, former Liverpool and Juventus footballer Ian Rush has confirmed the player wants to be transferred.“Aaron’s agent rang me and I told him they couldn’t go wrong choosing to go to Italy,” Rush said to The Express.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Juventus have great support and they will have a fantastic chance of winning the Champions League.”“I said it would be a great move for him,” he added.“I know that Bayern Munich and PSG also wanted him, which made Arsenal’s decision to sell him even more strange.”“Aaron has seen Gareth Bale win the Champions League and he would love to do the same,” Rush concluded.last_img read more