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SMC hosts mom’s weekend

first_imgSaint Mary’s Junior Mom’s Weekend is aimed to bring mothers and daughters together for a weekend of fun, junior class president Meghan Helmle said. “It’s definitely just a time to relax,” Helmle said.Mothers will visit campus today, Saturday and Sunday to spend quality time with their daughters.“Its also good to bond with our moms,” junior class treasurer Katie Brown said. Though the weekend was originally intended for just mothers and daughters, the Junior Class Board decided to open the event to all female relatives, but Brown said most of the relatives that will visit are mothers. More than 250 mothers and relatives are expected to attend, she said.“Our theme for the weekend is that daughters and mothers are friends,” Helmle said. “We’re definitely pushing and encouraging moms and daughters to form a friendship and making it a lasting relationship.”The moms are scheduled to arrive on campus and register between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today.  Registration will be held in the Gillespie Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn, where wine and cheese will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.In addition to the wine and cheese, a silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 7:45 p.m., when the winners will be announced. “We are doing a silent auction, and we had over 45 people donate baskets,” Helmle said.Events will continue Saturday, beginning with a Mary Kay Skin Care party in the Student Center Lounge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A jewelry sale will also be held during the weekend with a special piece of jewelry designed just for Junior Mom’s Weekend. The sale will be held in the Student Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Brown said many of the events will be held on campus to show off the College.“We wanted to keep it on campus, or as close to campus as possible, so the events, our two big events, are held at the Hilton,” Helmle said. “We really wanted to showcase our campus and show how nice our school really is.”Students and moms will have the chance to participate in a tie-dye event from 10 a.m. to noon in Conference Room C in the Student Center and a scavenger hunt, which takes place around campus. Wine glass decorating will also be available from noon to 2 p.m. in Earley Conference Room E in the Student Center.Moms and daughters can also participate in the game, “How Well Do You Know Your Belle.” Afternoon tea will be held in Haggar Parlor. The day will end with a showing of “A League of Their Own” with pizza and pop in Vander Vennet at 8 p.m.On Sunday, mothers and daughters will eat brunch together from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Saint Mary’s President Carol Ann Mooney speak at 10:15 a.m. Brunch will be held in the Ballroom at the Gillespie Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.The weekend will conclude with Mass at the Church of Loretto at 11:15 a.m.last_img read more

Stretch of NH117 caves in work in progress to restore normalcy

first_imgKolkata: A part of National Highway-117 at Diamond Harbour caved in due to erosion of River Hooghly early on Thursday morning. Transport services from Kolkata to Kakdwip and Namkhana via Diamond Harbour were disrupted due to the subsidence and vehicles were diverted from an alternative road via Sirakole near Amtala.Diamond Harbour MLA, Dipak Halder who visited the site said work for the beautification of the river bank in Diamond Harbour was going on for the last few months with MPLAD funds. There was a strong tidal current at the time of the cave in. A tunnel boring machine, three JCV machines and two generator vans which were engaged in the work have been swallowed by the river. “We began work of mending the road to resume vehicular movement soon after the damage. We are hopeful of restoring normal vehicular traffic along the stretch by Friday. We want to ensure that the daily commuters along the stretch are not inconvenienced,” said P Ulaganathan, District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataEngineers have already been instructed to come up with a detailed plan of thorough restoration of the road. “This work will also go side by side and will be carried out at a brisk pace,” a senior district official said. Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee also tweeted saying that normalcy would be reinstated and restoration work will be completed by Friday. Locals expressed their apprehension that a major disaster was averted as the timing of the incident was early morning when there was no traffic.last_img read more