Awards

Northland news in brief: E-scooters popular with vandals; and Lions’ study awards up for grabs today

Beam e-scooters are providing a popular mode of transport in Whangārei – they are also a popular target for vandals. Photo /Tania Whyte Vandals target e-scooters Last Saturday five e-Scooters were pulled out of the water at Onerahi Wharf by two workers at Beam. They had been intentionally thrown off. Vandalism has become common since …

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Midland Public Schools presents the Gerstacker and Distinguished Service Awards on Tuesday

Eight Midland Public Schools teachers and support staff members received recognition from the district on Tuesday. More than 750 staff members attended the award ceremony, which took place during the school district’s annual breakfast. The event took place to present the annual Gerstacker Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards in Central Auditorium. …

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Straphangers Campaign names annual Treibie, Pokey awards for poor bus service in NYC

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter on Monday revealed the “winners” of their annual Zugie and Pokey awards for poor bus service in New York City. Th 17th-annual Pokey Award, given to the slowest local bus route, went to the M102, which clocked in at an average speed of just …

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GEC Community Foundation awards over $9,500 in grants to area schools

The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Inc. awarded fifteen grants totaling $9,576 prior to the Grundy Electric Cooperative Annual Membership Meeting on August 4, 2022. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants …

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Virginia ABC awards grants to support alcohol education and prevention efforts

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) -Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) awarded more than $83,000 in Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking. The ten selected organisations’ proposed projects will aim to prevent problem drinking and the devastating impact it can have on our communities, according to ABC. From driving under the influence …

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