Saint Michael’s College,The second annual Saint Michael’s College Community Service Day has drawn some 119 employees volunteering to do a variety of service activities for the day, Wednesday, May 25, both on and off the Colchester-based campus. Participants were encouraged to join in the ‘opportunity to come together with your colleagues and to give back to your community.’ Staff AwardsService activities from 9 a.m. to 12 noon will be followed by lunch and Annual Staff Awards Ceremony in Alliot Hall that will honor six employees for their commitment, service and dedication. The six to be honored were nominated by their colleagues, and will be identified for the first time at the ceremony. ‘This project celebrates the Saint Michael’s community by doing good work together,’ said Angela Irvine, director of foundation relations and service-day team member. Participants, including vice presidents, cafeteria workers, computer specialists, librarians, professors and others, will be doing the following activities: On CampusBaked Love: making meals for area familiesCampus Grounds: raking, sweeping entrances & around dumpsters, cutting ivy, weeding flower bedsChapel: spring cleaningCommunity Garden: garden prep, planting and weedingEarly Learning Center: cleaning and yard workLibrary Archives: cleaning and organizing5 paint crews, painting St. Joe’s porch, dugouts on 300s field, Old Fire Station, handrails of dorm entrances, and bus stop; walkways and seat numbers on Ross sports center bleachersPower washing of building exteriorsWindow washing Off CampusCamp Ta Kum Ta: yard work, spring cleaning, handy workCatamount Family Center: trail maintenanceCOTS: spring cleaningRock Point School: yard workShelburne Museum: gardeningWinooski Senior Center: deliver meals on wheels and bake treats for BINGO event Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
Personnel of the Antique Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office conduct an interview with the boatmen of Mararison Island in order for the to qualify from the financial aid provided by the government. PSWDO ANTIQUE SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincialgovernment of Antique will soon release financial aids to boatmen plyingMararison Island to Lipata Port in Culasi, the province’s premier touristdestination. Social Worker Jason Alagos of theProvincial Social Welfare and Development Office in this province said duringan interview on Feb. 13 that they have already discussed with the 35 boatcaptains and boatmen for them to be given financial assistance. “We initially interviewed 35 boatcaptains and boatmen to know their situations and needs,” he said. There are also70 more boatmen and their boat captains who will be assessed next week. He added that the interview is arequirement for the boat crews there to be given financial assistance of P5,000each under the Aids to Individuals in Crisis Situation. The Philippine Coast Guard of thisprovince prevented them from plying their routes after the Maritime Industry Authorityrefused to renew the registration of their motorboats.(With a report from PNA./PN) “The tourism industry and the livelihoodof the people in the island of Mararison in Culasi, Antique suffered a majorsetback as a result of the refusal of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)to renew the registration of motorboats plying Culasi to Mararison and viceversa,” he said. As chairman of the committee ontransportation and communication, he noted that the tourism industry andlivelihood of the people in Mararison suffered after their sea vesselsdisallowed to operate. It was Antique Provincial Board MemberVictor Condez who sponsored a resolution last Jan. 16, requesting the provisionof financial assistance of the boatmen and captain who halted theirMararison-Lipata operations. The sea voyage and tour to MararisonIsland was stopped since December 2019 after the boat operators failed to renewtheir boat registrations.