Alpena’s polish communities ‘pig out’ days before Lent

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAll Saints Parish hosted their annual Paczki Sale Saturday and Sunday at the St. Anne Parish Center. Volunteers prepared 35 batches of this pre-Lenten treat–or 9,000 paczki. Lent is a 40-day fasting period leading up to Easter. It’s a tradition for the Polish communities in Alpena to eat this special treat, and they’ve been doing it for over a century. Those who plan to fast during Lent cannot consume sugary sweets like paczki for more than a month. Some Poles says is an excuse to ‘pig out’. Hence–Fat Tuesday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 19th Annual Chocolate ExtravaganzaNext Two fifth graders publish first children’s booklast_img read more

World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

first_img0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score in a World Cup final © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jul 24 – French World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were included alongside perennial candidates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist for the FIFA best player award on Tuesday.Luka Modric was nominated for the prize as well after helping Croatia reach the final, with the Real Madrid midfielder named the player of the tournament in Russia. Belgium duo Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne were also shortlisted along with England striker Harry Kane, in addition to Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah.However, there was no place for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, whose country lost 2-1 to Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.France coach Didier Deschamps and compatriot Zinedine Zidane, who led Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title, headlined the 11 candidates in the running for men’s coach of the year.Deschamps became just the third man to lift the World Cup trophy as both a player and a coach, joining an exclusive club featuring Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.Zlatko Dalic was recognised after Croatia’s impressive run to the final, while Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez were also among the nominees, having respectively led England and Belgium to the last four.Six members of Lyon’s Champions League-winning side are in contention for the women’s player of the year award, including Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg, whose 15 goals fired them to a record fifth European title.Lyon boss Reynald Pedros is one of 10 nominees for the best women’s coach.With the help of fan voting, the final lists will be trimmed to three candidates in each category and revealed in early September.This is the third edition of the Best FIFA awards following the end of a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and France Football’s Ballon d’Or in 2016.Ronaldo is the two-time winner of the accolade, which is a revival of the FIFA World Player of the Year award.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL ladies GAA club is quitting Facebook as a reaction to online bullying.The Ardara girls teams will quit the social networking site throughout the month of February.The decision was made in an effort to raise funds for the club, and to send a message to online bullies. Parent and coach Thomas Boyle said it was a reaction to that.“We needed new training tops for the underage girls and we were looking at how to raise funds,” he said.“We thought it would be a good thing to do for sponsorship so all of the girls are leaving Facebook throughout the month of February.“It is also a response to recent deaths of children as a result of what happened to them online.” As part of the campaign Donegal Daily is making a donation to the Ardara Ladies GAA club.Other parents in Donegal are also launching a new campaign to close down the site after a huge increase in the number of cyber bullying incidents in the county. DONEGAL LADIES GAA TEAM QUITS FACEBOOK was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA TEAM QUITS FACEBOOKlast_img read more