Family House in Malá Lhota / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti

first_img 2010 Save this picture!© Filip Šlapal+ 33 Share CopyAbout this officeJRA Jarousek.Rochova.ArchitektiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodMala LhotaHousesCzech RepublicPublished on March 08, 2011Cite: “Family House in Malá Lhota / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti” 08 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Malá Lhota家庭住宅 / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Mala Lhota, Czech Republic Year:  Czech Republic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/117379/family-house-in-mala-lhota-jarousek-rochova-architekti Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  335 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Family House in Malá Lhota / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.ArchitektiSave this projectSaveFamily House in Malá Lhota / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti Family House in Malá Lhota / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Filip ŠlapalText description provided by the architects. The site is located in the centre of beautiful small village Mala Lhota in the valley of the hilly countryside in the middle of Czech Republic. Existing rural buildings on the site were in very bad condition and therefore demolished and removed. The main design concept was to create building which would be traditional, modest and friendly to it’s neighbourhood and surrounding village context. The form of the new building complies with traditional Czech rural house.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe new building respects previous style of removed dwelling and is looking to provide a sense of continuity. The gable of pitched roof faces the village square and is tied together with walls on the site boundary. The walls were built by reusing stones from ruins of existing buildings. These stone walls help to create the landscape garden on the same level as living space of the house. Between the new house and next-door house was placed set back garage with main entrance to the house. One of the key thing was preservation of old lime tree which contribute to create pleasant sheltered entrance to the house.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe main entrance hall of the house is on the same level as the garage, the utility room and the laundry. The stair from the entrance level leads to mezzanine level with one large space containing living room, kitchen and dinning room. This space is completely open to the pitched roof and is lighten through a horizontal roof light and is connected with garden through a large sliding doors. The kitchen area is situated under the habitable part of the loft. Lowered ceiling above the kitchen is concrete steel-ribbed floor. Behind wooden wall toward the street is placed master bedroom with bathroom.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe main living space is connected with loft gallery by timber single-flight stair. The wooden balustrade is made from fixed oak’s profiles without top hand rail. Along both side of the gallery are situated other bedrooms, bathroom and changing room. The space on the gallery will be used as a library in future.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalProject gallerySee allShow lessMaterial beyond Materials: Composite TectonicsArticlesIn Progress: NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOMArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/117379/family-house-in-mala-lhota-jarousek-rochova-architekti Clipboard Architects: JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Tavish House / Dreamscape Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Ishita Sitawala Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956280/tavish-house-dreamscape-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Ishita Sitawala+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2019 India Houses “COPY” “COPY” Photographs Tavish House / Dreamscape Architects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Clay Club, Kohler, VitrA, Asian Paints, Control 4, Ossum Window, Sunheart, Trimble Navigation Landscape: Tavish House / Dreamscape ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTavish House / Dreamscape Architects CopyHouses•Ahmedabad, India Client:Karan DesaiDesign Team:Shreya, GaurangEngineering And Construction:PCUBE Designs, Kirti PatelText Credit:Rushi BhimaniCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ishita SitawalaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Located in a rather quiet suburban area of Ahmedabad, our recent project Taavish sits in the middle of a gated community that exudes serenity. Housing a family of five, along with a pet dog and an African Gray parrot, the client’s brief stated that the residential space should be as serene as the community itself. Well connected with nature, they insisted upon having open, yet private, spaces throughout the house and wanted to ensure a completely relaxing atmosphere for everyone who takes a step inside it. Lastly, building a structure that could withstand the dry and arid heat of Ahmedabad was also required.Save this picture!© Ishita SitawalaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanTo realize the concept, we started the project by designing the outer spaces that were green and open. The built form was designed later such that it complements the outer space. We designed two gardens as well as a jungle where a dense plantation is carried out to attract birds. While the smaller one was located near the family living room, the larger garden, along with a swimming pool that also serves as an infinity water body, was strategically placed behind the complex so as to ensure the privacy of the family and their guests.Save this picture!© Ishita SitawalaSave this picture!First Floor PlanFor ensuring cooler climate within the complex, there is a cavity wall on the south-west side of the house in order to trap the warm air within. On the north side of the house, there is a terracotta screen that not only cools the air that passes through it but also provides the residents of the first with privacy. The green open space is further divided into pockets with distinct themes around the property like the front garden with local plants and trees, a vegetable garden, a zen garden at the entrance with bamboo plantations and a tranquil water body, backyard with varieties of palm, and lastly a mini jungle with dense plantations to attract birds!Save this picture!© Ishita SitawalaOnce one enters the house, they are greeted with a view of the vegetable garden, and adjacent to it is the grandparents’ bedroom. On the ground floor is the family living room, outside which is the front lawn. The ground floor also houses the formal living room. The corridor adorns a magnificent pichvai crafted in Udaipur with an expanse of 3 meters. As the family loves to entertain their friends and family regularly, we have provided both the living rooms with spillovers so as to create each of them as one big space for guests to enjoy.Save this picture!© Ishita SitawalaAs we move further, there is a courtyard, built exclusively for Maccu, the family’s beloved pet African Gray Parrot. Above the courtyard lies a triple-height foyer and the wall opposing it is blue with abstract cloud-shaped lights, along with a chandelier depicting the flight of birds, to successfully integrate sky as a theme. In front of the courtyard lies the kitchen and dining space which opens to the backyard. The kitchens can be accessed from two doors, one of which leads to the domestic help’s quarters, ensuring the family gets complete privacy. The Pooja room, accessible from the courtyard is inspired by the rich textile heritage of Ahmedabad. The wall is covered with wallpaper by Sabyasachi and is inspired by traditional Indian prints and the door is exquisitely designed from vintage printing blocks sourced locally from textile factories.Save this picture!East ElevationThe first floor houses two master bedrooms, a guest room, a study, a small pantry and an entertainment zone. Each and every room in the house has a distinct element and is designed in accordance with the habitant’s age as well as tastes. The owner’s master bedroom overlooks the front garden and has small daybeds, along with dark green walls. In the other master bedroom on the first floor reside a newly married couple. The backdrop of the young couple’s bedroom is made from the cast of windows and balcony railings reclaimed from the Old Pol houses in Ahmedabad. This is juxta-positioned with a faux exposed concrete wall. The distinct element that sets the guest room, an otherwise basic living space, is the Red Sabyasachi Wallpaper by Asian Paints. Next to the guest room is the study area and opposite to it is an entertainment lounge with state of the art audiovisual system as well as a bar. Save this picture!© Ishita SitawalaThe second floor comprises the third master bedroom, where the younger son resides. In this room, the colors selected for the interior design, reflect the resident’s young age. The younger son’s balcony overlooks that of the elder son’s to create a dialogue and help the brothers communicate while ensuring their privacy. Apart from the room the floor also houses a gym, gaming zone, and a terrace garden, yet another open space, where the family can host gatherings.Save this picture!© Ishita SitawalaProject gallerySee allShow lessHuangpi Dong Combat Site / West-line StudioSelected ProjectsMaruhon Fukuoka Office & Showroom / KATORI archi+design associatesSelected Projects Share Architects: Dreamscape Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  975 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Dreamscape Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956280/tavish-house-dreamscape-architects Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeDreamscape ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadOn FacebookIndiaPublished on February 04, 2021Cite: “Tavish House / Dreamscape Architects” 03 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Baltimore bus workers and riders protest transit plan

first_imgMichelle Fulmore speaks at Baltimore protest of bus plan, Aug. 23.On Aug. 23, a group of 70 protesters marched in solidarity with the Amalgamated Transit Union and the People’s Union for Bus Riders, a group initiated by the People’s Power Assembly, in Baltimore.  They were protesting the recent changes made to the city’s public transportation system by Gov. Larry Hogan.Joining together with local groups and organizations, members of the community marched to the governor’s office to make their demands known, and to show that the people of Baltimore do not want the BaltimoreLink system.When asked about the inconveniences brought on by the BaltimoreLink, the president of ATU Local 1300, David McClure, stated: “It’s unfortunate that people are suffering … and he [Hogan] just threw it upon people. People are actually losing their jobs. He’s basically thrown the MTA into chaos.”McClure went on to say: “You have elderly people who have to walk several blocks just to attain a service that used to be right in front of their door. I think it’s unfair.”The majority of the community shares McClure’s views about the negative impact the Link system has had on the people of Baltimore.Barbara Rock, a resident of Baltimore City, relies on public transportation to transport her from one destination to another. Rock stated: “It’s really hard for us seniors to walk and deal with these buses. We have to catch two or three buses to go where we have to go. It’s not right.”Another community member, Michelle Fulmore, said that she depends on an enormous amount of medication in order to cope with her asthma and leg pain, among other health conditions. When asked what inconveniences the new bus system has caused her, she answered: “Heatstroke and more medication. I had to get another cane because the one I had, the leg wouldn’t hold up on it.”Upon arriving at Hogan’s office, the protesters were stopped  by six police officers, who were blocking them from delivering their list of demands to the governor. Although they were met with opposition, the demonstrators were not disheartened. They stood outside the office building, raising their demands and vocalizing their thoughts about the unjust changes.Even after the protest came to an end, members of the community still said strongly that the BaltimoreLink system will be brought down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Four vehicle crash at Nixons Corner closes Letterkenny Road, Derry

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 16, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 16th NovemberNext articleNUJ calls on Iconic Newspapers to halt redundancies at Donegal Democrat News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp The Letterkenny Road in Derry has been closed in both directions following a road traffic collision.The crash involving four vehicles occurred near Nixons Corner.Police are advising that diversions are in place. Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Four vehicle crash at Nixons Corner closes Letterkenny Road, Derry Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Leaking USCGC Polar Star arrives at Antarctica

first_img Share this article The US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply US interests in Antarctica.Homeported in Seattle, the 42-year-old Coast Guard cutter is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker, and the 150 crew is making their sixth deployment in as many years to directly support the resupply of McMurdo Station – the United States’ main logistics hub in Antarctica.Operation Deep Freeze is a joint military service mission in support of the National Science Foundation – the lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program. Since 1955, US Indo-Pacific Command has assisted in providing air and maritime support throughout the Antarctic continent. This year marks the 63rd iteration of the annual operation.Each year, the Polar Star crew creates a navigable path through seasonal and multi-year ice, sometimes as much as 21-feet thick, to allow a resupply vessel to reach McMurdo Station. The supply delivery allows Antarctic stations to stay operational year-round, including during the dark and tumultuous winter.The 399-foot, 13,000-ton Polar Star arrived after completing an 18-mile trip through the ice to McMurdo Sound, where 400 containers will be offloaded from the supply ship Ocean Giant.Presently, the US Coast Guard maintains two icebreakers – the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, which is a medium icebreaker, and the Polar Star. Commissioned in 1976, the Polar Star is showing its age. Reserved for Operation Deep Freeze each year, the Polar Star spends the winter breaking ice near Antarctica, and when the mission is complete, the Polar Star returns to dry dock in order to complete critical maintenance and repairs in preparation for the next Operation Deep Freeze mission. Once out of dry dock, the ship returns to Antarctica, and the cycle repeats itself. Challenges en route to AntarcticaDuring this year’s deployment, one of the ship’s electrical systems began to smoke, the Coast Guard said, causing damage to wiring in an electrical switchboard, and one of the ship’s two evaporators used to make drinkable water failed.The ship also experienced a leak from the shaft that drives the ship’s propeller, which halted icebreaking operations in order to send scuba divers in the water to repair the seal around the shaft. A hyperbaric chamber on loan from the US Navy aboard the ship allows Coast Guard divers to make external emergency repairs and inspections of the ship’s hull.The Polar Star also experienced ship-wide power outages while breaking ice. Crew members spent nine hours shutting down the ship’s power plant and rebooting the electrical system in order to remedy the outages.If a catastrophic event, such as getting stuck in the ice, were to happen to the Healy in the Arctic or to the Polar Star near Antarctica, the US Coast Guard is left without a self-rescue capability.By contrast, Russia currently operates more than 40 icebreakers – several of which are nuclear powered.The Coast Guard has been the sole provider of the nation’s polar icebreaking capability since 1965, and is seeking to increase its icebreaking fleet with six new Polar Security Cutters in order to ensure continued national presence and access to the Polar Regions.“While we focus our efforts on creating a peaceful and collaborative environment in the Arctic, we’re also responding to the impacts of increased competition in this strategically important region,” said Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the US Coast Guard. “Our continued presence will enable us to reinforce positive opportunities and mitigate negative consequences today and tomorrow.” Photo: US Coast Guard file photo of USCGC Polar Starcenter_img View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: USCGC Polar Starlast_img read more

Improv comedy

first_imgThe Oxford Impsdir Jim Grant17 OctoberThe WheatsheafHaving recently returned from a tough spell at Edinburgh, the Oxford Imps are back in the warm and predictable atmosphere of their home turf, complete with familiar pub regulars. It is Monday night and the Imps, Oxford’s only improvised comedy troupe, are onstage at their adopted home, The Wheatsheaf pub in central OxfordDuring my pre-show interview with Hannah Madsen, who is co-founder, producer and fellow comedienne of the troupe, she prepared me for what to expect from the Oxford student crowd. “The audience doesn’t always know what’s actually funny”, she said, “So that part of the reward is re-educating them as the evening progresses.” Hannah’s warning is borne out: the more the audience tries to direct the humour towards predictable TV references and innuendo, the less material the Imps are left with. In the very first sketch, the Imps are offered “voluptuous spade” and “hairy armpit” as suggestions from sniggering audience members and as I snatch a glance at Hannah, who is onstage tonight she promptly rolls her eyes at one of the other performers in exasperation. Predictably the sketch suffers from a lack of momentum, and falls flat. Hannah has also mentioned to me in advance that the Imps like to play a game in which an audience member must shout out a profession, adding, “You would be amazed at how many people say ‘gynaecologist’ as a suggestion”.Forewarned is forearmed: it took almost half an hour but sure enough, a slightly muffled voice from the back of the room shouts it out, to be greeted with a trickle of laughter. Re-educating the audience may sound “a bit patronising”, as Hannah readily admits, but then the Imps’ own brand of humour is a little at odds with mainstream pub comedy, bringing an oddball, pantomimicedge to their improvised performances. Though she enjoys watching performers at London’s Comedy Store, led by such famous frontmen as Paul Merton, she feels their humour has evolved from the lager-lad ethos of “taking the piss”, which relies on a cynical upstaging of fellow comedians for effect.Though not without merit, it is a less spontaneous, less varied show than the Imps hope to achieve. With a distinctly trans-Atlantic cast, their style veers away from the traditionalBritish comedy model, their humour based instead on emotions and characters which subsume the occasional big comic moment for riotous applause at the end of each sketch. Their auditions are almost counter-intuitive, since they claim to turn away people who, despite being genuinely funny, prove incapable of supporting the rest of the cast. “You don’t need to be funny to start as an Imp”, Hannah insists, but you do need confidence and decisiveness. Their enthusiasm and spontaneity belies a strenuous work ethic, according to which every newcomer must undergo a term’s rehearsals before he is even allowed on the stage, and a strict ban on repeating gags prevents incipient staleness. If this all sounds too much like an Ivy League sports pep-talk, it is nevertheless a formula that has worked brilliantly so far.The Imps have performed 180 live shows and are so much a part of the fabric of Oxford culture that it is easy to forget their short lifespan. Even when they began in 2004, they appeared very much as the finished article, and two years on they have changed their members less regularlythan the staff of The Wheatsheaf. Having just spent a month in Edinburgh selling their show to a “more cultured” audience that expects more and forgives less than the students who will “laugh at anything”, this term might be the one time to catch them at their very best.ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more

More free Wi-Fi hotspots to be introduced in Oxford

first_imgOver 40 public buildings in Oxford are set to transform into free Wi-Fi hotspots for tourists, residents and students by March of next year in plans unveiled last Thursday.The proposal to introduce free Wi-Fi into institutions like Modern Art Oxford, Park and Ride sites and the County Hall, come as part of a planned £150m government investment across the UK.This new Wi-Fi will not only benefit the tourists who visit Oxford’s world-famous museums and institutions, but Oxford University students themselves.Leader of the City Council Bob Price explained how this new wider Wi-Fi coverage would directly advantage the student population.He said, “Free City Centre Wi-Fi will mean that students can use all personal devices in the main facilities in the central area and have access to all web enabled systems.”He continued to describe how these networks would also be extended further across the city to ensure that other areas are equally enabled for all- not just students and visitors, but residents and businesses also.This could resolve the issues with Eduroam that plague some Oxford students, particularly when connecting to this cross-campus network via their mobile phones.Fresher Pascal Foster complained of the unreliability of the current Wi-Fi network outside of college for him, saying, “Since I arrived here, Eduroam has been temperamental at vital moments when I needed to contact tutors, mainly when trying to access my emails through my mobile whilst walking between lectures or classes. It either refuses to connect or quickly loses connection.”As a result he would be keen- like others who have found Eduroam can prove erratic- to find an alternative wireless solution when out and about in Oxford, however he doubted whether these particular new plans would impact him.He added, “I’m not sure how far the Wi-Fi zone extends or how easily accessible it will be, but I’m unlikely to frequently visit the public places where it will be offered as I always seem to have so much on, so I’m not sure if t will improve my internet situation outside of college!”However, History student Flora Raybould was quick to praise the new proposals, commenting, “I haven’t actually found Eduroam too problematic, but even so I think this new free Wi-Fi is a great way of encouraging students to visit different facilities in Oxford; either to work in or to look around.“It’s also a great way of helping to integrate the student population into the Oxford community as it is something that will benefit all those who live, study and work in or are visiting here.”The question of whether this new Wi-Fi will inspire students to visit more public institutions is definitely up for debate, as there are hopes that these proposals will not only positively impact those who connect to the new networks but the institutions that offer them.Oxford Ice Rink, which already provides free Wi-Fi in its café, has said that the free network has played an important role in attracting more student customers and so has had a very important impact on their business.Hopefully this will be the case for dozens of other institutions by this coming March, when their Wi-Fi networks are completely established.last_img read more

Dogs Won’t Have Their Day on Ocean City’s Beaches After All

first_imgAn unidentified Lab looks with envy at the beach and ocean on 3rd Street in Ocean City. By Donald WittkowskiAn Ocean City Councilman is scrapping his proposal to allow dogs on the beach during evening hours after opponents raised a stink about pooch poop.“I’m withdrawing it because it’s generating a lot of controversy,” Councilman Keith Hartzell said in an interview Tuesday.Hartzell said public opinion leaned slightly in favor of the proposal. But he noted that opponents were particularly “vehement” in expressing concerns about the possibility of dog droppings fouling the beaches.Since unveiling his “dogs at dusk” plan at a City Council meeting in July, Hartzell has repeatedly stressed that it would depend on canine owners assuming the responsibility of picking up the poop.He had proposed charging $10 for doggie beach tags to help defray the cost of installing waste bags and dispensers at the beach entrances. Under the plan, owners would have faced a $500 fine for failing to clean up after their dogs.“At the end of the day, you would really depend on people doing the right thing,” Hartzell said.However, opponents doubted that the owners would pick up the droppings or would even be able to control their dogs if they roamed free on the beaches, Hartzell explained.Hartzell was unsure whether the city’s practice of mechanically cleaning the beaches each morning  — a process known as “raking” — would have removed any leftover dog droppings.Hartzell’s proposal, meanwhile, has created a buzz on social media and attracted the attention of at least one prominent Ocean City summer resident since it was first reported by OCNJDAILY.com in a Sept. 8 story.Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who has a vacation home on the island and is often photographed with his golden retrievers, called to say he is “100 percent” in favor of allowing dogs on the beaches, Hartzell said.“He contacted me and said he thought it was a great idea,” Hartzell said.Hartzell has been following the public responses to his proposal via postings on the Internet, giving him a sense of the amount of support and opposition. He has also received emails and calls about the plan.“More people wanted it than not, but it’s too controversial,” he said.Hartzell noted he would be willing to listen to compromises for allowing dogs on the beach, but doubted he would revive his proposal in any form.“I don’t see bringing it back at this point,” he said.Hartzell proposed allowing dogs on the beaches between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. By then, most sunbathers have left for the day and wide expanses of the beachfront open up for dogs to run and play on.A self-described dog lover, Hartzell floated the idea as a way to attract more canine-owning tourists to Ocean City. He also said it would make the city more pet friendly for dog owners who live here year-round.The plan, however, never made it beyond the discussion stage. Hartzell talked it over with his fellow City Council members, but did not introduce an ordinance to legalize dogs on the beaches.“This was a proposal,” he said. “Nothing was written. We weren’t voting on it. It was a proposal to see what everybody thought.”Although Ocean City bans dogs on its beaches, a nearby mile-long stretch of sand on the Egg Harbor Township side of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge has become a popular spot for canine owners. Formally known as the Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area, it is more commonly called “Dog Beach.”last_img read more

Special Weather Statement: Flood Warning

first_imgNational Weather Service graphic shows areas where flooding will occur. The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City from 8 a.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Monday.Strong northeast winds gusting to 50 mph are predicted for the weekend and into Monday, and the NWS warns of coastal flooding through at least three high tides. Rain is also in the forecast and could make conditions worse. An NWS “Warning” indicates that moderate or major flooding is imminent.The warning forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 11:09 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 17). Forecasters project a tide of 7.1 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). This projection falls at the top of the “moderate” tidal flooding range. By comparison, flooding on Oct. 11, 2019 reached 6.64 feet MLW. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.Subsequent high tides include:11:55 p.m. Sunday(prediction is 6.1 feet)12:07 p.m. Monday(prediction is 6.7 feet)Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are at higher elevation. Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Advisory in effect through 6 p.m. Sunday. Please secure loose items on your property.We will continue to provide updates and information as the forecast develops. For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.last_img read more

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Elkhart County

first_img By Tommie Lee – April 5, 2021 0 198 Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Elkhart County Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A man died in a single vehicle car crash Saturday evening in Elkhart County.Officers with the Sheriff’s Office say Martin Estes was headed east on County Road 8 when he went off the south side of the road. His vehicle rolled and struck a tree.Estes was found dead at the scene. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleTraffic stop becomes drug and weapons arrestNext articleMan injured in Saturday night shooting in South Bend Tommie Leelast_img read more