Southern Tier medical institutions receive over $20 million in COVID-19 relief funding

first_imgThe funding is part of $36 million in funding for medical centers in the 22nd district. Congressman Brindisi vowed he will secure more funding for area hospitals. Lourdes Hospital — $6,599,000UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital — $1,382,000United Health Services Hospitals Inc. — $12,502,000 “We are all working hard to fight back against COVID-19 and our area hospitals are on the frontlines of this battle,” Brindisi said in a press release sent to 12 News. The breakdown of the funding is: (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Monday morning medical centers in our area received over $20 million in bipartisan funding to help aid COVID-19 relief efforts. “We need to honor them not just with our words but with our actions. I will continue to fight for more money so they can keep their doors open, provide critical equipment for staff and patients, and pay the brave men and women on the frontlines,” he says.last_img read more

Casey’s continues IMCA Super Nationals, Deery Series support through 2021

first_imgSuper Nationals heat winners in all six divisions receive a hat and $20 Casey’s gift card. Decal placement is required for both Super Nationals and Deery Series competitors. Gift cards are redeemable at any Casey’s location. “This Casey’s program is really one of the cornerstone programs we have at IMCA and was a priority to get renewed this offseason. Casey’s is a great supporter of IMCA racing and especially the biggest and best event in all of dirt track racing, the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We are also proud to both have close relationships with Hope For The Warriors and their philanthropic work is really inspiring.” “Casey’s is excited to continue its partnership with IMCA through the year 2021,” said Promotions Man­ager Angela Wood. “We have a long history of supporting racing in communities we operate and providing fans and competitors with locations to stop for fuel, pizza, snacks and drinks when traveling to and from race events.” ANKENY, Iowa – The premier event in all of dirt track racing and the longest running Late Model series in the Midwest will enjoy their association with Casey’s General Store through the 2021 race season. The latest agreement takes Casey’s through its ninth year as an IMCA sponsor. Casey’s and IMCA both donate $10 to Hope for the Warriors on behalf of each heat winner during the week of Super Nationals. Those donations have generated more than $30,000 since 2013 and go to the benefit of post-9/11 service members and their families.center_img The first Casey’s location opened 51 years ago in Boone. A new store was built and opened late last year in Vinton, hometown of the International Motor Contest Association. Drivers drawing the pole start at each Deery Series main event get $50 gift cards while those with per­fect attendance for the entire season receive $100 gift cards. The Ankeny, Iowa, based company now has more than 2,000 stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mis­souri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Okla­homa, South Dakota, Tennes­see and Wisconsin.  Casey’s, the Official Convenience Store of IMCA, will return as presenting sponsor of the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals, to be held Sept. 2-7 at Boone Speedway, and as title spon­sor for the redraw at each main event in the 33rd annual IMCA Late Model tour. The Casey’s website is www.caseys.com. Information about new promotions is also on Face­book.last_img read more

Westport Winery Named Washington Family Business Award Finalist

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryThe Roberts family of Westport Winery in Aberdeen, Washington, has been selected from a large number of distinguished family business enterprises nominated from all over the state as a finalist for the Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington Family Business of the Year for 2012. The award will be presented on Thursday, November 29 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. According to the magazine, “In an age when innovative new startups are launched, sold and resold, the family business provides a valuable study in consistency and reliability. This doesn’t imply predictability, for the successful family business is anything but predictable. Through it all, they have managed to prosper, change and grow while also keeping a practiced eye on tradition and succession.” Blain and Kim Roberts launched Westport Winery in 2008 with their son Dana as their winemaker and daughter Carrie managing the tasting room. Together the family has grown this business from the first winery on the Washington coast to Wine Press Northwest’s 2011 Washington’s Winery to Watch and King 5 Evening Magazine’s 2012 Best Wine Tour. Blain Roberts said, “We did this to teach our kids about the love of our community, the love of the land, and the love of enterprise. This award is a culmination of that effort.”center_img “When you bring the family dynamic to a financial venture you can magnify your weaknesses. The good thing for us is that we’ve found our strengths complement each other in a manner that has allowed us a unique level of success,” Kim Roberts said. “For us to bring the spotlight to our wonderful Grays Harbor community and to this state’s wine industry makes us especially proud of our family’s efforts and accomplishments.” Westport Winery, Restaurant, Bakery and Nursery is open daily at 11a.m. The winery with its extraordinary outdoor sculpture garden and unique grape maze is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.last_img read more

Chelsea starlet unsure over future

first_img Lucas Piazon Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon admits he is unsure where he will be plying his trade next season.The Brazilian playmaker is back at Chelsea and training with Jose Mourinho’s first team having enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, where he notched 11 times in 29 Eredivisie appearances.The 20-year-old, who has been likened to Kaka, is highly rated at Stamford Bridge but may struggle for first-team appearances next season following the arrival of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.Compatriots Oscar and Willian, as well as Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah also appear to be above him in the first-team pecking order under Mourinho.He could be farmed out for the third season in a row but feels his immediate future is unlikely to be decided before the end of Chelsea’s pre-season preparations.Piazon told the club’s official website: “I don’t know what is going to happen but at the moment I’m really happy to be here. I will play in pre-season until we make a decision and I will try to do what’s the best thing for me.” 1last_img read more