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VINES looks to expand after REDC award

first_img“It will be the first net-zero energy building built in Binghamton, which means it will produce as much energy on sit as we consume,” LoDolce said. “It will be kind of a showpiece in Binghamton.” “There was a lot of cheering in the office when we got the news for this funding,” said executive director Amelia LoDolce. “It was a fantastic end of year gift. It was really, really amazing.” Back at VINES’ office, a massive celebration followed the news. So as 2019 ends, LoDolce is excited to plant the seeds for a green future. But the new office building LoDolce and VINES are planning won’t just be your run-of-the-mill structure. Currently, VINES operates in the basement of the United Presbyterian Church in Binghamton, but with a new central location, LoDolce believes the non-profit can continue to help members grow food locally, and educate them on sustainable practices. LoDolce told 12 News VINES has been in talks with the City Council of Binghamton about properties they are interested in, and that they have been given the green light in regards to a location. This was the first year the non-profit organization went through the REDC’s application process. But with the funding now secured, VINES is focused on branching out.center_img The New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awarded VINES $600,000 in funding, contributing to the $88.9 million the entirety of the Southern Tier received, making our area the top performer. “Our plan is to build an office for VINES,” said Amelia LoDolce, executive director at VINES. “We’re in a small space right now and growing tremendously so we need a place that can be our home for not only staff but also programming in the community.” “VINES helps people grow their own food and then access locally-grown food from our area farmers,” LoDolce said. ‘We can’t keep up with the demand we’re seeing in the community unless we can grow our staff and have the place that we need to support that.” They hope to break ground in May 2020. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES) is planning to move to a new office space, after receiving over a half-a-million dollars in award money Friday. “We’ve grown tremendously over the last 13 years since we were founded,” LoDolce said. “We’re really excited to have been selected.last_img read more

CBA, F-M, J-D tennis stars reach state tournament

first_imgMeanwhile, Vlassis handled Baldwinsville’s Brooke Tutor 6-0, 6-1, and moved on to the championship round, where once again she only surrendered a single game and claimed another 6-0, 6-1 decision.DelPino now had to beat Tutor in the third-place match, and she lost the opening set 7-5. Just in time, though, DelPino found her top form and claimed the second and third sets by equal 6-2 margins to earn her state tournament berth.In doubles, J-D’s Mona Farah and Tara Pollock, along with F-M’s Anna Manta and Phoebe Wang, both secured their own state tournament tickets.Farah and Pollock were the no. 2 seeds, starting out against the Manlius-Pebble Hill duo of Parmees Fazeli and Caroline Mezzalingua and winning 6-1, 6-2 before a 6-0, 6-1 win over Clinton’s Mei Cassidy-Heekin and Madeline Walters.To win a state tournament berth, Farah and Pollock had to beat Cazenovia’s Alex Galle and Nina Royer in Thursday’s semifinals. Galle and Royer had already eliminated CBA’s Grace Catalano and Aubrey Mills in a 6-4, 7-5 opening-round battle.Here, though, Farah and Pollock got the best of it, their 6-3, 6-1 decision meaning that they would reach the state tournament, no matter what happened in the finals.Despite some struggles in the opening round, Manta and Wang beat Skaneateles’ Ella Danforth and Emma Miller 6-4, 6-4 before a 6-0, 6-2 romp over Utica-Notre Dame’s Samantha Fluty and Caitlin Snyder in the quarterfinals.Up against West Genesee’s Angelina Llanos and Katie Viau in the semifinals (a pair they beat 6-1, 6-1 in the sectional Division I finals five days earlier), Manta and Wang saw Llanos and Viau turn it around and beat them 7-5, 6-4.Suddenly, immense pressure was on Manta and Wang, but they handled it well, defeating Galle and Royer 6-3, 7-5 to join Farah and Pollock in the state tournament field. An injury in the final ended the J-D pair’s match against Llanos and Viau.MPH also had Parmees Fazeli win a 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 battle over New Hartford’s Grace LaFountain before running into Tutor in the quarterfinals and taking a 6-2, 6-1 defeat.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Whether in the singles division or in the doubles division, area girls tennis players took over last week’s Section III state qualifying tournament at Drumlins.Berths in this weekend’s state tournament at Tri-Valley Fitness in Latham were on the line, with stars from Christian Brothers Academy, Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt each able to finish in the top three.Singles belonged to CBA’s Gieselle Vlassis, the freshman earning a third trip to the state tournament and dominating the bracket along the way while her teammate, Grace DelPino, had to make a timely comeback to also advance. Tags: CBAF-MJ-DMPHTenniscenter_img Vlassis strode through her opening-round matches on Tuesday, getting 6-0, 6-0 shutouts over Nicole Farkouh (New Hartford) and Alexis Cruz (Indian River).DelPino, the no. 3 seed, got her own 6-0, 6-0 shutout over Sophia Farkouh (New Hartford) before handling Utica-Notre Dame’s Emily Lyga 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.Ironically, DelPino’s semifinal was against no. 2 seed, Ellen Lyga, Emily’s sister. The result proved that Ellen Lyga had learned plenty about DelPino’s game from her sibling as she prevailed 6-2, 6-1.last_img read more


first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with the theft of a trailer.Owen Hegarty denied the theft of a triple axle trailer, valued at €6,500 at Creggan, Ballybofey on January 29, 2012.The 33-year-old from Crislaghmore, Burnfoot, told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that he wanted to face a trial by a judge and jury. The case was adjourned until the New Year.MAN DENIES THEFT OF €6,500 TRAILER was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:InishowenLetterkenny Courttrailer theft allegationslast_img read more