Wedding kits come to rescue of brides

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Save the Day Enterprises BUSINESS ADDRESS: 17447 Emelita St., Encino, CA 91316 PHONE: (818) 644-0888 WEB SITE:, OWNER: Gillian Baldocchi and Dana Buhr ESTABLISHED: September 2006 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We sell wedding day emergency kits for brides, grooms and out-of-town guests. The kits contain more than 40 different items, including first-aid kits, deodorant, sewing kits, toothbrush and toothpaste as well as things the brides might not realize they could need, like superglue, straws, eyedrops and baby powder. Our kits can also be used as a travel emergency kit. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? We saw the need for a product that will ease the mind of a bride on her wedding day. We saw this need as an opportunity to start our own business and work from home. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? We both received and gave as gifts a similar kit, and the response was overwhelming. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Two months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Researched the competition, spoke with brides-to-be and fine-tuned the product. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $6,000, personally financed. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Brides, bridal consultants, friends and family. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How much time it would take to build the business and make a profit. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $25,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We want to be smart about how we build our company to ensure success and longevity. We have many ideas on expanding our business beyond the bridal and travel worlds. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees, be locally based and not a franchise. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fall Food Drive at Save-On-Foods for the Salvation Army Food Bank

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Save-On-Foods is throwing together a Fall Food Drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank.Due to low non-perishable donations at the Food Bank, Save-On-Foods wants to help fill the shelves by selling ready-to-purchase bags at the cashier’s tills.The pre-made packages were put together using a list provided by the Salvation Army.- Advertisement -The Salvation Army will have volunteers and a Red Kettle on-site from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Cameron Eggie, Executive Director of the Salvation Army shares the Food Bank is fortunate to receive many perishable donations, yet the dry goods are low this season.Financial donations can also be made to the Food Bank during the food drive for the purchase of butchered meat.last_img read more

Sections of 102 Street to be closed this weekend for installation of traffic signalization upgrades

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John would like to notify drivers of a road closure that will be taking place this weekend.Starting on Saturday, October 5, the City says crews will be working on the installation of left-hand traffic signalization on 102 Street near 100 Avenue which will cause the closure of portions of 102 Street.According to the City, on Saturday, 102 Street between 100 Avenue and 101 Avenue and on Sunday, 102 Street between 99 Avenue and 100 Avenue will be closed.- Advertisement -The City is reminding drivers to obey all construction signage, the instruction of flaggers, and reduce speed to keep workers safe.Work is expected to be completed by the end of the weekend and further updates can be found by visiting the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Letterkenny company seeks retail sales assistants

first_imgA Letterkenny company is seeking retail sales assistants with both full-time and part-time positions available.The ideal candidates will be passionate about fashion, sales and customer service in equal measure.Retail, fashion and customer service experience is desirable but not essential, training will be provided. As part of this role you will have responsibilities in the following key areas:Our Customer• You will provide an excellent customer experience. Go the extra mile to support the customer and assist them to find what they need across our store.• Assist the customer with ordering if we are unable to provide a size or style that they wish to purchase. • Process the sale for the customer remaining engaged and interested until the sale is complete.• Ensure displays are always in perfect condition and products are merchandised correctly.Our Team• It is important to us that you enjoy working as part of a team, dedicated to delivering extraordinary service to our customer• You will be responsible in equal measure for contributing to team goals.Our Store & Brands• Ensure that the store looks and feel’s as it should at all times by ensuring that it is tidy, merchandised and standards are adhered to everyday. • Replenish the floor as required.• Being aware of all brands and introducing related product to your customer.• Educate yourself about upcoming styles and trends and what is coming to store so that you can excite and entice your customer.Full & Part Time Positions are available so please state on application which you are interested in. Send your CV and a cover letter introducing yourself to jobslk@outlook.ieJob Vacancies: Letterkenny company seeks retail sales assistants was last modified: July 20th, 2017 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:EmploymentjobsretailsalesVacancieslast_img read more


first_imgJuly special for OlympiansPride of place in Donegal sport in July must go to the county’s two World Special Olympics heroes Patrick Quinlivan and Oliver Doherty who brought home a combined total of five medals.In Los Angeles Letterkenny gymnast Quinlivan won silver in the vault along with bronze medals in the horizontal bars, rings and parallel bars. He also finished fourth in three categories and was fourth overall. Buncrana golfer Doherty produced the goods in a dramatic conclusion to his final round in LA to pick up a silver medal in the ‘small ball’ game. There were also successes in athletics, badminton, motorsport and GAA in July with many of them expected to be contention for honours at the end of 2015 for the Donegal Sports Star Awards, which is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year.At the European Youth Olympics Festival in Tiblisi, Georgia there was a bronze medal for Finn Valley’s Sommer Lecky in the High Jump. Her Finn Valley colleagues Arlene Crossan and Aaron McGlynn finished ninth in the Long Jump and seventh in the 800m respectively. Lifford AC’s Brendan O’Donnell, the reigning Donegal Sports Star ‘Secondary Schoolboy’ Award holder, was seventh in the Hammer.Early in the month Chloe and Sam Magee won the mixed doubles title at the White Nights International Challenge in Russia. And the Raphoe siblings went onto make the semi-finals at the Nigeria International Challenge in Lagos.Chloe reached the singles semi-finals in Lagos Josh and Sam were defeated also at the semi-final stage in the men’s doubles. There was big celebrations in the Frosses area as Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan won the Triton Showers National Rally Championship for the first time in their Ford Focus WRC. A second place finish in the Sligo Park Hotel Rally proved enough to clinch the title. The rally was won by fellow Donegal crew Declan and Brian Boyle in Ford Fiesta WRC. Declan Gallagher and Ryan Moore were fifth in their Toyota Starlet.History was also made in Clones when the Donegal senior ladies side won the Ulster Football Championship title for the first time with a 2-12 to 1-10 win over favourites Monaghan in the decider and that woman Geraldine McLaughlin came up trumps again with 2-7 of her side’s total.After huge disappointment for both Karl Griffin and Mark English at the European U23 Championships both finished July on a high note. Karl won the 800m race at the Morton games in Dublin in a time of 1:47:47 while Mark, the reigning Overall Donegal Sports Star Award holder, secured his place at next year’s Rio Olympics as he ran a season’s Personal Best of 1:45:49 to finish fourth at the London Anniversary Games.At the Middle Distance National Championships in Athlone Letterkenny 24/7s Aidan Callaghan finished a magnificent third behind two professional international competitors. Fellow club members John Cannon won his age category while Gavin Crawford was third in his section. Callaghan also won round 3 of the Triathlon Ireland Super Series in Sligo.Jason Quigley extended his unbeaten start to professional boxing with a seventh straight victory. This time he stopped his opponent Tom Howard in the second round of the contest in Los Angeles.Milford AC’s Hugh Gallagher won four gold medals at the All-Ireland Championships in Tullamore. The 91-year-old had firsts in the Javelin, Shot Putt and Discus. He now has 170 gold medals. The Donegal U-21 Hurlers won the new the All-Ireland C Championship Final with a 1-11 to 0-11 victory over Tyrone at Celtic Park.At the beginning of the month Tirconaill AC’s Kate McGowan won the Irish Junior 400m hurdles final in Tullamore in a time of 60.67 setting a new Irish record. Also in Tullamore Finn Valley’s Arlene Crossan won long jump gold, Sommer Lecky (high and long jump golds) and Janine Boyle (long jump silver). While Dylan Kearns took bronze in the Javelin. Dempsey McGuigan and Fellan McGuigan won senior and junior hammer. Dalton McGuigan won the U-23 Steeplechase. John Kelly took the Shot Putt title while Mark McPaul was third in the 5k. And Tirconaill AC’s Conor Mahon won the Irish U-23 Triple Jump title in Tullamore with a best of 13.99m. Lifford AC landed seven medals at the All-Ireland Track & Field Championships in Athlone. There were golds for Stephen McCallion in the Boys U16 Triple Jump in a new PB of 12.06m and Brendan O’Donnell won the hammer for a fourth successive year with a 61.32m throw in the U-17 age group. It was a good week for O’Donnell who had earlier been named on the Irish team for the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia.Lifford had more Hammer success with Olivia Cuskelly taking silver in the Girls U-14 section and there was bronze for Conor Breslin in the U-16 Boys category. Shannon Craig was second in the Girls U-17 High Jump while bronze medals went to Tom Mullen in the Boys U-16 250m Hurdles and Alan McGinley in the Boys U-17 300m Hurdles. Rosses AC’s Fodhla McFadden won silver in the Women’s U-17 Triple Jump.Arlene Crossan of Finn Valley won the 300m and took silver in the 400m while Janine Boyle picked up silver. James Kelly won the Shot and was second in the Javelin. There were also medals for Pauric Harold, Dylan Kearns, Naoimh McGranaghan and Ian Brennan.Finn Valley hammer thrower Fellan McGuigan narrowly missed out on a place in the U-20 Final at the European Junior Championships in Sweden. There was more success for Brendan O’Donnell (St. Eunan’s College) as he won bronze at a Schools Track & Field International in Falkirk, Scotland. Also in Falkirk Sommer Lecky won the High Jump while Arlene Crossan was third in the Long Jump. Arlene also helped Ireland to third in the 4 x 300m relay. In the middle of July the Tirconaill AC women’s team qualified for the Premier League Final coming out on top in the Athlone. Mary McLoone had victories in the triple and long jumps, she also came third in the 100m. Kath McGowan won both 100m and 400m hurdles. McLoone, McGowan, Kelly McGrory and Eva McMullan also took victory in the 4 x 100m relay. Geraldine Stewart won the shot putt and was third in the javelin.Lifford AC took home 10 medals from the All-Ireland Masters Championship in Tullamore with Isabel Breslin winning silvers in the 80m Hurdles, High Jump and Shot Putt. Trevor McGlynn took gold in the Hammer and bronze in both the Discus and Shot. Joe Gavin collected silver in the 100m Hurdles and was third in both the High Jump and Long Jump. Brian Breslin took bronze in the 110m Hurdles. There was also Masters success for Finn Valley in Tullamore with gold for Brian O’Domhnaill in the 3k Walk and Bosco Reid in the Hammer while he was second in the Shot Putt. Eileen Maguire won the Shot Putt while Catriona McGranaghan took silver in both the 800m and 1,500m races. Mary Martin was second in the 3k.There was disappointed for Convoy B.C.s Bryan McNamee who was defeated by Jack Conroy (Mullingar) in the 63kgs Open Senior Cadet Championship Final at the National Stadium. The Carrigans and St. Johnston Gun Club finished third at the All-Ireland Clay Pigeon Shooting Championships in Mullingar. In the Pool Shooting event Gareth Warren and Paddy Brown took first place while Melvin Duncan and Joe O’Donnell were third. In cycling Amanda Gallagher won a gold medal for finishing first in the 500 metres track time trial as part of the Irish Nationals held in Belfast. Gallagher and Shauna McFadden represented Ireland at the European Youth Olympics Festival in TblisiMichael Murphy won the Ulster GAA Writers Monthly Merit Award for his performances against Tyrone and Derry in June. It was the Glenswilly man’s fifth time to win the award and he is now just one behind the record holder Peter Canavan of Tyrone. There was heartbreak for the Donegal U-14 Girls side who lost 2-10 to 1-8 to Tipperary in their All-Ireland B Final replay in Tuam. And there was no joy for the Donegal senior side who surrendered their Ulster Football title crown to Monaghan going down by the narrowest of margins 0-11 to 0-10 in Clones.Paddy McConigley’s dream of an All-Ireland medal with the Kilkenny footballers ended when the Fanad native’s side was beaten 1-12 to 08 in the semi-final played in Tullamore.Letterkenny Golf Club’s Brendan McGrath qualified to be the Donegal representative at the Grand Finals of the Irish Open Matchplay in October at Carton House Co Kildare. In Martial Arts Sloan O’Donnell ISKU was defeated at the semi-final stage of the WUKF European Championships in Herstel, Belgium. Sloan was competing in the Junior Male Sanbon Kumite category. Burtonport’s Joseph Duffy defeated Ivan Jorge in a lightweight bout at the SSE Hyro in Glasgow.On the motorbike circuit 15-year-old Kilmacrennan boy Richard Kerr had two fantastic races finishing 9th and 11th at the British Motostar Championships in Knockhill, Scotland. And in late July another young Kilmac lad Caolan Irwin in his first year on the Scott Racing Aprilia RRV 450 machine was third at the British Championships in Rockingham the fastest circuit in Europe. On the same weekend at the British Championships in Rockingham 13-year-old Rhys Irwin was third in the Aprilia Superteen Championship on the Scott Racing 125cc Aprilia.There was big success for Donegal at the Ulster County Pool Players Festival. Lifford’s Darryl Doherty won the B category. The Donegal squad of Shaun Sharkey, Johnny Connors, David Moore and Niall McDaid won the Inter-County 4-a-side event. To top it off Shaun Sharkey won the Ulster Champions Cup Final.Finn Harps had a good start to July getting back to winning ways with victories over Cabinteely, Waterford and Cobh Ramblers. Despite then losing 1-0 away to UCD and only drawing 0-0 with Athlone Town in Ballybofey Ollie Horgan’s side stayed a point ahead at the top of the table. Two Donegal men Seamus Houghton and Jonny Bonner were members of the Republic of Ireland squad that took part in the World University Games in Gwangiu, South Korea. In the middle of the month Letterkenny’s Eric White and Ballybofey man Gary Foy were honoured at the FAI Grassroots and Communications awards in the Clarion Hotel Sligo. The awards were presented a the FAI AGM dinner with Eric getting the ‘Best Broadcast’ while Gary took the best photograph accolade.The Inishowen U-15s were the only major Donegal winners at the Foyle Cup. Inishowen defeated nearest rivals Donegal 2-0 in the decider. Lagan Harps players Caoimhe Walshe and Zoe Green were in the Republic of Ireland squad that had a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland in Ballymena. Zoe started the game while Caoimhe came on as an early second half sub. For more information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to Or on facebook at Donegalsports StarawardsSPORTS STAR REVIEW – JULY WAS A SPECIAL MONTH FOR OLYMPIANS was last modified: August 17th, 2015 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)last_img read more


first_imgA man who warned Gardai that he knew ‘King Nidge’ from the hit RTE show Love/Hate has been fined €400.Letterkenny Court.Keith Rooney was arrested by Gardai while on a stag party with friends in Letterkenny. Gardai had been called when Rooney was remonstrating with security staff at Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny on November 15th last.When Gardai arrived, Rooney said he knew ‘King Nidge’ and his friends in Drogheda and Ballymun.Rooney, 25, from 14 Lavin Park, Tullyallen, Co Louth, was charged with being intoxicated and refusing to comply with the directions of Gardai.Judge Paul Kelly asked Rooney is he knew that King Nidge was a fictional character and if his friends in Drogheda “were real or imaginary.”Rooney, who works making tanks for oil rigs, replied that they too were imaginary.His solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had too much too drink while out on a stag party.He added that Rooney’s remarks about “King Nidge’ were meant to be amusing rather than abusive.Judge Kelly ordered Rooney to pay €400 to the Irish Wheelchair Association, struck out the charges but warned him to “watch yourself.”MAN WHO CLAIMED HE KNEW ‘KING NIDGE’ AND FRIENDS FINED €400 was last modified: December 1st, 2014 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:donegaldrunkGardaiKeith RooneyKing NidgeletterkennyVoodoo NIghtlcublast_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY IT Students Union has laid on and advice service today for pupils who have received their Leaving Cert results today.Students Union president Dylan McGowan said: “On behalf of Letterkenny I.T Students Union, we would like to congratulate all students who received their Leaving Cert results today.“We would also like to advise students who are disappointed with their results, that this is not the end for your academic future. They are various different pathways and opportunities you can take to achieve where you would like to be. “If you feel that you were marked harshly by an examiner, appealing the decision is recommended, ten extra points can make a significant difference to your CAO offers.”He added: “If students would like advice about attending Letterkenny I.T, we are upstairs in the An Danlann Building which is located at the front of the college.In conclusion Letterkenny IT Students Union would like to wish the best of luck to all students in receiving CAO offers. Please don’t hesitate to call for advice on 0867702701 or email at”  LYIT STUDENTS UNION LAY ON ADVICE SERVICE FOR LEAVING CERT PUPILS was last modified: August 12th, 2015 by John2Share 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:AdviceLeaving certLYITlast_img read more

Government announce 975 new SNAs to be appointed in September

first_img975 special needs assistants will be employed across the country in national and primary schools in September.The Taoiseach discussed the allocation of almost a thousands new SNAs during this morning’s meeting with the Cabinet.This was in response to Sinn Féin deputy Mary Lou McDonald’s question in the Dáil to the Taoiseach, highlighting that parents are at their “wits end” due to the ambiguity surrounding whether or not they will have access to an SNA. Moreover, Varadkar also announced that the allocation of SNAs will take place earlier in the academic year.Education Minister Richard Bruton is to issue a statement in the coming days outlining the changes.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher, Leas Cheann Comhairle, has welcomed this news, however he says that the delay in making the announcement is unhelpful as this approval is later this year than any previous year.He says; “It is now going to be essential that the Department of Education convey the necessary sanctioning to each and every school so that they can immediately pursue recruitment and the hiring of the extra staff where there is no prior existing panels.” Pat the Cope stated that SNAs play an essential and important role, and as such must be supported by the Department and the Government.“I am urging that no further delays occur in finalising this Government decision in order for School authorities to plan for their year ahead in an orderly fashion,” he concluded.Government announce 975 new SNAs to be appointed in September was last modified: July 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:educationSNAlast_img read more

Newest Raiders Swearinger, Jordan the latest to plug and play

first_imgOAKLAND — The Raiders have added “plug and play” to the familiar NFL cliche “next man up.”The latest examples are safety D.J. Swearinger and defensive end Dion Jordan, who needed all of eight days to be ready to contribute Sunday to a 17-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.Swearinger started at safety, played 38 snaps and spent much of the game playing on first and second down, giving way to Curtis Riley on third down. He led the Raiders in tackles with seven. Jordan, the former No. 3 …last_img read more

De Jager named Davis, Fed Cup captain

first_img8 November 2011John-Laffnie de Jager, the captain of the South African Davis Cup team since 2009, has now also been named as captain of the country’s Fed Cup team by the South African Tennis Association (Sata).He takes over the post from former world top-tenner Greer Leo-Smith, who had been in charge since March 2009.“After a thorough interview process and careful consideration by the Board of the Sata, John-Laffnie de Jager has been appointed as captain of both the South African Davis Cup and Fed Cup Tennis teams,” announced Sata CEO Ian Smith.‘Deciding factors’Explaining the decision, he said: “The deciding factors in this decision were past record and knowledge of senior and developing players.“We know he and the players of both teams will do us proud.”De Jager was first appointed captain of the Davis Cup team in 2005. In 2009, he was re-appointed to the position until 2011.Exciting and challenging“It is a great privilege for me to be appointed Davis and Fed Cup captain,” said De Jager.“It’s an exciting and challenging time for both teams, with the Davis Cup team trying to get into the World Group, and the Fed Cup Team trying to get into Group 1 and then the World Group.“Kevin Anderson, Chani Scheepers and Natalie Grandin had their best year on the tour and that is very exciting for SA tennis. The time is right for getting the new generation of players involved so they can learn from the older and more experienced players.”He added that one of his priorities will be to encourage both Anderson and Scheepers to play next year. “We have seen the huge influence Kevin had on the Davis Cup team, and I am sure Chani will have the same impact on the Fed Cup team.“I am very passionate about my country and it is a huge privilege to serve it,” he concluded.Davis Cup goalSouth Africa is aiming for to the World Group of the Davis Cup next year. The country is currently competing in Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 and has received a first round bye in 2012. They will then face the winner of the Denmark versus Slovenia tie in the second round.South Africa’s women will compete in Europe/Africa Zone Group II of the Fed Cup next year after earning promotion from Group III this year.In the country’s last tie Simmonds and Grandin secured a victory over Egypt after winning their respective singles matches in straight sets. South Africa was then promoted after an overall 3-0 win in the play-off.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more