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PBHA auction set for April 24

first_imgThe 9th Annual SUP Auction, sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), will be held April 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub. Auction proceeds go directly toward supporting PBHA’s Summer Urban Program (SUP), a network of 12 student-run summer camps that benefit more than 800 children in Boston and Cambridge. The event is a silent auction followed by a live auction, which usually earns $50,000-$70,000 and attracts approximately 300 Harvard faculty, alumni, and affiliates.Each year, SUP employs approximately 150 college students and 100 local high schoolers, an undertaking that requires significant time, planning, and resources that account for approximately 40 percent of PBHA’s overall budget. The auction provides much-needed funding for SUP, and items range from quirky, one-of-a-kind experiences to all-inclusive vacation packages.According to Daphne Griffin, chief of human services for the city of Boston and executive director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families, “The Summer Urban Program does an excellent job addressing two critical issues in Boston during the summer months: summer learning loss and the need for meaningful youth employment.”PBHA is a student-run, community-based nonprofit public service organization based on the Harvard campus.  It operates 86 programs engaging 1,400 college students in year-round public service in the areas of youth development, housing and homelessness, adult services, ESL, advocacy, and out-of-school-time programming. For more than a century PBHA programs have provided vital experiences for generations of leaders in service and activism while developing real, meaningful community partnerships. PBHA strives to create change on multiple levels in Boston and Cambridge. With professional staff support and advice, PBHA is a unique manifestation of college students’ idealism, energy, and initiative.last_img read more

Pompeii’s museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

first_imgPOMPEII, Italy (AP) — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials at the archeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius inaugurated the museum on Monday. Known as the Antiquarium, the museum gives Pompeii a permanent exhibition space. Visitors can see some of the frescoes and chunks of wall graffiti unearthed by archaeologists as well as objects of the everyday life that was snuffed out by the volcanic explosion. Due to pandemic travel restrictions, only visitors from Italy’s Campania region can currently visit but officials eagerly await the return of all visitors.last_img read more


first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 16th 10.00am Ita O’Connor – 1st Anniversary 6.00pm Bridget Stewart – AnniversarySunday 17th 9.00am Feast Day of St.Patrick11.30am Tessie McGroarty – AnniversaryMonday 18th 9.30am Tuesday 19th 9.30am Peggy Gibbons – Recently DeceasedThursday 21st 9.30am Aggie & Patrick McDaid – Anniversary8.00pm Peace MassFriday 22nd 9.30am Frances Hughes – Recently DeceasedSaturday 23rd 10.00am 6.00pm Terance & Mary Woods – AnniversarySunday 24th 9.00am11.30am Nora McGinley – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9.30am. Thursday 9.30am & 8.00pm. Eucharistic Adoration- St. Patrick’s Church, Thursdays from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!First Holy Communion – 11th May at 11.00am.First Confession – Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistri – 21st May at 5.00pm in St Patrick’s Church.First Holy Communion – 25th May at 11.00am.St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 16th 6.30pm William Kerrigan – AnniversarySunday 17th 10.30am St Patrick’s Day – James Hilley & Sr Valentia Hilley – AnniversaryWednesday 20th 7.00pm Cassie McNulty – AnniversaryThursday 21st 10.00am Brede Hyland – AnniversarySaturday 23rd 6.30pm Anthony McAnaw – AnniversarySunday 24th 10.30am Mary Agnes McMenamin – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Wednesday 7.00pm. Thursday & Friday 10.00am.Recent Death – Teresa Mc Namee, Drimark.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – Tuesday from 3.00pm -7.00pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.First Confession – For the children from St Francis School – Thursday, 21st March at 7.00pm.First Holy Communion- In St Agatha’s Church, Clar, Saturday, 18th May 2013 at 11.00am MassSt Vincent de Paul – Your local St Vincent de Paul branch is nearby at 0871918912Daffodil Day Coffee Morning – In Townawilly on Tuesday, 19th March, 11.00am – 1.00pm in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.THE MONTHLY DIOCESAN MASS FOR PEACEWill be celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town on Thursday, 21st March, 2013 at 8.00 p.m.PRO LIFE ROSARY VIGILOutside Dail Eireann on Saturday 23rd March at 3.00pm. Bus leaving Glenties at 8.30am via Ardara, Killybegs, Dunkineely, Ardaghey, Mountcharles, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon. For details contact Mary on 0861688566.EUCHARISTIC ADORATIONFirst Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine for Eucharistic Adorers and friends will take place on Saturday 20th April 2013.EASTER FAMILY CRAFT DAY IN AID OF ANIMALS IN NEED DONEGAL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTREOn Saturday 23rd March from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Suitable for all children aged from 2 – 12 years. All activities priced from 50c to €1. Coffee corner provided for parents to relax. Easter raffles will be held on the day with great prizes. Please support this great charity.LEGHOWNEY FOROIGE CLUBAre hosting a 8km sponsored walk to raise funds for both the club and the O’ Cleary Centre Donegal Town, on Easter Sunday 31st of March at 3.00pm. Registration is at 2.00pm in the hall & costs €5 & €10 for a family.FUNDRAISING DANCEA Dance will be held in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in the Millpark Hotel, Donegal Town on Sunday 17th March. Music by Big Chief Rising Star & Cherokee Showband & Special guest -Grainne Gavigan. Dancing 10pm –Midnight. Tickets €10.WHITE OAKS DRUG & REHABILITATION CENTREIs a fully accredited treatment centre serving Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim. As a charitable organization the service is dependant largely on public donation & are looking for business persons who will allow a collection box on their serving counter or beside their till. Contact Gerrard O’Neil on 074 9384866 or email [email protected] Bulletin e-mail address is [email protected] LOCAL: TAWNAWILLY PARISH NEWSLETTER was last modified: March 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: TAWNAWILLY PARISH NEWSLETTERDonegal TownLagheylast_img read more