first_imgThe Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe hurlers are heading to Johnstown Kilkenny next weekend and will be hosted by Fenians Hurling Club, home of many Kilkenny stars past and present.They will be taking part in a number of training sessions held by Kilkenny coaches and will play the local club at u14 level. 9 under 16s are also travelling and they too will have a match against the home club.On Sunday its off to the National League match, Kilkenny v Clare, which is shaping up to be a relegation battle for these two great counties. All in all a busy weekend for the young hurlers from the North-West which should set them up as the u14 league begins soon.   GAA NEWS: GAOTH DOBHAIR AND DUNGLOE HURLERS HEAD TO KILKENNY FOR TRAINING CAMP was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAHURLINGNoticesSportlast_img read more

Taking holiday spirit to homeless

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The shelter is due to open Friday, just two days before Christmas, and close March 15. It is run each year by the nonprofit Santa Clarita Community Development Corp., spawned years ago by volunteers from a coalition of churches determined to help house the local homeless, which last year numbered close to 80 people. Every year local politicians and residents battle it out over the location of a shelter to shield the Santa Clarita Valley’s homeless from the winter chill. “Socks and underwear?” one woman asked Preheim, referring to a potential donation. “If they’re brand new, bring them in,” the boss responded. “Do you need me to go to my office and get the food, the Top Ramen … ?” asked another volunteer. “There’s no rush on that,” Preheim responded. Now in its ninth year, the shelter was located at the city’s Sports Complex, in a building later turned into the Activities Center, then on the grounds of the Via Princessa Metrolink Station in Canyon Country. Under pressure from residents of an apartment complex blocks away, the city sought a new location. When county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich suggested the guarded grounds of the Pitchess Detention Center jail complex in Castaic, that community nixed the plan. “It sucks that they have to pull it out at the last minute every year,” said Daniel Rachi, who, with his brother Laurence, installed the buildings for Orange County-based Quick Deck, which has provided the temporary structures for the past three years. But on Tuesday, the crew that gathered early to caravan from a Valencia church to the shelter site proved the Grinch doesn’t own Santa Clarita. “They don’t have a warm house to wake up in,” said 10-year-old Rachael Tiemann, who folded blankets with friend Amelia Blackwell, also 10. “It makes me sad,” Amelia said. “I wanted to help.” The girls were there with their mothers and siblings. They scrubbed the metal army cots and turned them into beds. Slowly, the quarters became liveable. Preheim’s husband Larry and his sister Teresa Preheim joined the effort. “I look at it this way,” Teresa Preheim said. “There but for the grace of God go I. I can afford to help out. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time this time of year.” Larry Preheim helped truck equipment to the shelter and was his wife’s go-to guy. “She’s in charge. I do what she tells me to do.” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Barbara Preheim is a tiny woman – surely no more than 5 feet tall – but she has an enormous heart and an even greater sense of command. When she spoke Tuesday, the 25 or so volunteers, young and old, who gathered to set up Santa Clarita’s winter homeless shelter jumped. Cots were erected, blankets laid out, bottled water was carted in and so on, as the two temporary buildings trucked to a county yard in the heart of the city took shape. “Is this unreal?” Preheim said during a very brief break. “So many people come to help.” last_img read more