first_img Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect New England wedding. Print Wedding Planning Ask a Wedding Expert: What Should You Consider Before Including Your Dog in Your Wedding? Jenifer Vickery, owner and head trainer at the Pawsitive Dog training facility in Boston, shares five pro tips. 9/7/2018, 11:10 a.m. Sign up for wedding newsletters. The New England bride’s ultimate guide.*center_img Welcome to Ask a Wedding Expert, a series where local pros answer your most pressing wedding-planning questions. Have one of your own? Email via SemenovaYour wedding day just wouldn’t be your wedding day without all of your loved ones present—and for many, that means Fido, too. He’s your best friend—and likely the guest who will look the most adorable in a tux—but including your pup in the big day will involve some extra preparation. With 20 years of experience, Jenifer Vickery, the owner and head trainer at the Pawsitive Dog training facility in Boston, has helped her fair share of dogs walk down the aisle. Read on for her tips on including your dog in your wedding—from getting your pooch adjusted to “formal attire” to training him to pose for photos.The Question:What should I consider before including my dog in my wedding?Vickery’s Answer:If your dream wedding day includes your dog, here are five tips that can help him say “I do” on his best behavior.First, be honest. Does Fido have the personality to enjoy your big day, or will it just cause anxiety for both of you? Should he be part of the wedding party, simply make a guest appearance, or possibly sit this event out? Even if attending the wedding isn’t realistic, you can still include him in the pre-wedding photo shoots and announcements.Next, if you’ve decided he’s ready to walk you down the aisle, a few dress rehearsals will help. Introduce his “formal attire” well in advance. The sooner his tux becomes an everyday accessory, the higher his comfort level will be at the ceremony.Third, wedding day prep means reinforcing existing skills and teaching new ones simultaneously. If you expect him to walk down the aisle carrying a basket and then sit or lie down, you may need professional training and enough time to teach that skillset.Fourth is practice. Train him to happily strike a pose alone, in crowds with friends, and with a photographer. Then, reward and repeat!Finally, don’t overwhelm your dog. Designate a dedicated dog handler (someone who isn’t in the wedding party) to bring your bestie in just before photos begin and escort him back home after the ceremony.With a little planning and realistic expectations, your wedding day can be the happiest day of your dog’s life, too!Getting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Boston Weddings’ guide to the best wedding vendors in the city. By Rachel Kashdan· 41041last_img read more

first_img 12/13/2018, 1:52 p.m. By Jacqueline Cain· Print 2702273 Drinks Five Alcoholic Ginger Beers Made in New England, Ranked by Spice Level These local libations are perfect for mixing in cocktails, or sipped straight from the can as a naturally gluten-free beer alternative.center_img Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Photos by Toan Trinh / Photos by Toan TrinhThere are plenty of reasons to reach for a bottle of ginger beer around the holidays. The gingery bite is necessary for easy-to-make cocktails like a Dark ’n Stormy, Moscow Mule, and other mixed drinks—and the gentle burn helps keep the drinker warm on a cold winter’s night. Ginger root’s natural phenolic compounds aid in digestion, so it’s also a perfect match for a big dinner.A richer, bolder beverage than ginger ale, non-alcoholic ginger beer, like Reed’s and Gosling’s, are common mixers. But these days, more craft producers are getting back to the drink’s roots as a boozy beverage. A fermented brew of ginger and sugar, ginger beer originated in mid-18th Century Britain, thanks to the spice and sugar trades with the Eastern world and the Caribbean. New England brewers are now reviving the style as a refreshing, naturally gluten-free alternative to beer. Clocking in between 5 and 10 percent alcohol-by-volume and packaged in single-serve cans or bottles, today’s ginger beers make great mixers, or drinks on their own.We purchased five locally made ginger beers at Craft Beer Cellar in Roslindale, and at the Whole Foods in the South End. A group of editorial staffers, including food editors Scott Kearnan and Jacqueline Cain, share their tasting notes on these New England ginger beers, then ranked them based on our perception of their spiciness.Willie’s Superbrew Ginger Lemon / Photos by Toan TrinhWillie’s SuperbrewGinger and LemonSpicy Scale: 🔥Willie’s began exclusively as a ginger beer maker, but the Boston-based, Rhode Island-brewed company switched gears to produce a broader range of alcoholic seltzers this past summer. The flagship flavor remains ginger and lemon, made with simply fresh ginger root, lemon juice, turmeric, and cane sugar. The slightly hazy, hay-colored “superbrew” is refreshing and only 4.5 percent ABV, but it’s a little too subtle for one of our palates. “This just tastes like seltzer to me. I don’t get any flavor,” reports wellness editor Tessa Yannone. Kearnan got more ginger kick on the nose than in the taste. That said, I could crush this all day.Willie’s is sold around Massachusetts and Rhode Island in six-packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested price of $10.99.superbrew.comHalyard Brewing Co. Nicole’s Extra Ginger Beer / Photos by Toan TrinhHalyard Brewing Co.Nicole’s Extra Ginger BeerSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥A new arrival (via Craft Collective) to Massachusetts and Rhode Island retail coolers, Halyard is a nautically themed brewing company from, paradoxically, South Burlington, Vt. Kenny Richards founded Halyard in 2016, after learning about ginger beer’s colonial New England history and starting to experiment with his own home brews. This 6 percent flagship, made in the Caribbean style with fairly traded ingredients including a “secret blend” of spices, has a pleasant, bitter citrus-rind flavor, Kearnan notes. The spicy kick isn’t on the forefront, but it’s more of a subtle burn that stays with you and keeps you warm.Halyard is sold around Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and Northeast Florida in four-packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested price of $9.99. It also has a taproom with exclusive brews in So. Burlington, Vt.halyardbrewing.usNew City Brewery Ginger Beer.New City BreweryGinger BeerSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥A candy-like sweetness on the nose hints at this brew’s syrupy body. The Easthampton brewery’s flagship ginger beer recipe is bolstered with molasses and pineapple juice, which likely contribute to its relatively high 8 percent ABV, as well. While this beverage has a satisfying spice level, it also has a sharp, unpleasantly medicinal taste.New City Brewery also makes an ale and an IPA for bottle distribution around southern New England and New York, and it serves pints and more at its Easthampton taproom. We picked up a four-pack of 12-ounce bottles of New City Ginger Beer for $13.99 in Boston.newcitybrewery.comBantam Ginger Beer. / Photos by Toan TrinhBantamGinger BeerSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Best known for hard cider, Bantam first introduced its (apple-free) ginger beer on draft at its Somerville taproom, then launched cans of the smooth and spicy sipper in 2016. (Full disclosure, I worked for Bantam in 2014 and 2015, before leaving to write for Boston.) Our tasting panel first noticed this brew’s effervescent, honey-gold hue, the darkest drink in our lineup. It was the overall crowd-pleaser, too, thanks to a potent, ginger intensity of flavor (not just spice, per se), and a bolder body than the others we tried.Bantam Ginger Beer is sold in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine for an MSRP of $8.99 per four-pack of 12-ounce cans, and the Somerville taproom is open every weekend. bantamcider.comArtisan Beverage Cooperative Ginger Libation.Artisan Beverage CooperativeGinger LibationSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥The O.G. New England revival, Ginger Libation has been produced by a worker-owned brewery in Western Mass. since 2010. It actually calls itself a “ginger wine,” and clocks in at 9 percent alcohol—the highest level we tried. The gingery zing is balanced with tropical sweetness thanks to the base blend of pineapple, lemon, and lime juices. It has the strongest bite, and we also like the distinct booziness this one brings to the table.The Artisan Beverage Cooperative—which also makes different varieties of Ginger Libation (including a “spicy” version), Green River Ambrosia meads, and Katalyst kombucha—is for sale around New England and a bit beyond, and also ships to 35 states. Classic Ginger Libation is sold in 375 mL bottles for MSRP of $6.50, and 750 mL bottles for a suggested $12.99.gingerlibation.comlast_img read more

first_imgBarring something unforeseen, Sunday at the 2019 PGA Championship is setting up to be an 18-hole coronation of Brooks Koepka. The 29-year-old stands seven shots clear of the rest of the field. Perhaps the only thing left to see is just how many records he can break.Brooks koepkaNewsBrooks Koepka maintains enormous lead heading into final round at PGA ChampionshipKoepka is set to tee off with Harold Varner III at 2:35 p.m. ET, ready to put a bow on a tournament he’s dominated beginning to end. It would be his third major championship in the last five and his fourth major in his last eight. The first group is set to tee off at 7:35 a.m., with Koepka and Varner III finishing it off. To see the full list of tee times, click here.The rest of the leaderboard is jumbled after Saturday, with four players at five under for the week, including World No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Luke List and Jazz Janewattananond are the other two names tied in the race for second place. After a third-round score of 72, Jordan Spieth fell back to three under for the week. He’s in a tie for 8th with Adam Scott right now.last_img read more

first_imgThe Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, when Max Faulker took home the 80th edition of the event. Quite a bit has changed since then.For one, golf is televised now. For another, this publication exists to document the tournament.NewsThe Open 2019: Is Rory McIlroy facing more pre-tournament pressure than any golfer ever?Golf fans will likely watch at home this week, eager to find their way onto Portrush to play for themselves. That spectator should be forewarned: it’ll surely cost far more than it did in 1951 to do so. While no record exists of exactly how much it cost a member of the public to play on Portrush back then, today’s price comes close to what Faulker won for his Open victory.Faulkner took home £300 for that win. Today, it will cost you £220 to play 18 on one of Europe’s most esteemed courses — the Dunluce Course, which is hosting The Open. That translates roughly to $274. A pricy trip, no doubt, but one some golf enthusiasts will undoubtedly deem worthwhile.last_img read more

first_imgAlley Cat has been running its six-month writing residency ever since, mostly as an informal, word-of-mouth opportunity, Amy Berkowitz, who manages the program, explained. Their most formal outreach were signs taped in their window. When people asked about it at the front desk, employees handed out hard-copy applications.  The selected writers started sitting with their laptops in the gallery at the back of the shop. Recently, Alley Cat has taken steps to formalize the program by promoting it on its website and moving the application process online. It’s an attempt to make the program known to the broader public and to grow the application pool. Berkowitz said the change has yielded exciting results. The three new residents, selected from a pool of 33 applicants, will begin their stint in July.Finding a writing residency in a bookstore is uncommon, but not unheard of. Paris’s independent, English-language Shakespeare and Company announced on its website it has let over 30,000 travelers— called “tumbleweeds”—sleep in the shop in exchange for some light work and a one-page-long autobiography. Closer to home, Bookshop Santa Cruz sponsors a two-week writing retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.Alley Cat’s program doesn’t provide housing or funding, so while Shakespeare and Company’s tumbleweeds come from across the globe, Alley Cat’s program is geared toward local writers. What it offers is structure, a notebook, heavily-discounted books (the biggest perk, in Berkowitz’s opinion) and a place to write in the shop’s gallery. During the six-month stint, each resident produces a chapbook and ends the program with a reading of their works.The writers can station themselves wherever they would like in the public gallery space, which the store also uses for its events, Alley Cat employee Carolee said. Most writers choose to sit at a round table near a shelf of zines and records, behind a rack of sticker books. Carolee has also seen them set up shop on the gallery’s tiny stage.“It’s a lot like being at a coffeeshop,” Berkowitz said.Berkowitz, one of the first residents in 2014 — was drawn into the shop because her boyfriend at the time noticed the sign in the window — remembers the charm of the public work space, where she sometimes fell into conversations with book browsers.Other times, when she needed information, the store became a resource. Once, she wanted to reference the content of a Works Progress Administration mural she only vaguely remembered, so she went over to the art section and found a book of WPA art.The residency helped her complete her book, “Tender Points.” It’s a lyric essay about fibromyalgia, a chronic muscle pain disorder, and the various forms of women’s trauma.Now that Berkowitz is helping run the program, she is happy to offer the experience to a more diverse group of writers, starting with, she joked, writers the Alley Cat employees aren’t already friends with.The fall residents, who are starting the program that runs from July to November, are Leora Fridman, the author of the poetry collection “My Fault,” as well as five chapbooks, and the recipient of several writing fellowships; Vicente Viray, a graduate of the University of San Francisco’s MFA program whose stories have been published in numerous journals, including “The Greensboro Review,” “Mary: A Journal of New Writing,” and “California Northern”; and Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, who has taught writing at UC Berkeley’s Early Academic Outreach Program and served as interim manager of the WritersCorps program. Her poem, “The Cross,” received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2011. In 2014, Simon Crafts and his fellow employees thought the old-fashioned school desk displayed in the window of Alley Cat Books, on 24th and Treat, looked a little lonely. They put up a sign that read “Writer in Residence Wanted.” It was meant as a joke, although every so often someone would drop by with questions about filling the position. This continued until Crafts and the others started taking the idea seriously.“We were like, ‘Maybe we should do that,’” he said.So the bookstore employees created an application. 0%center_img Tags: books • bookstores • galleries Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Sunday’s First Utility Super League clash at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.Jack Ashworth is called up to the side whilst Lama Tasi misses out.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 20. Joe Greenwood, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 27. Jack Ashworth, 28. Morgan Knowles.Chris Chester will choose his Wakefield side from:1. Ben Jones-Bishop, 2. Tom Johnstone, 3. Bill Tupou, 6. Jacob Miller 7. Liam Finn, 9. Scott Moore, 10. Anthony England, 14. Reece Lyne, 16. Tinirau Arona, 17. Matty Ashurst, 18. Joe Arundel, 19. Jon Molloy, 20. Mikey Sio, 21. Max Jowitt, 23. Scott Anderson, 26. Chris Annakin, 27. Anthony Walker, 31. Jason Walton, 35. David Fifita.The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee is Joe Cobb.Ticket details for the game can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgPENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Hampstead teen is in the Pender County Jail under a $300,000 bond after he was arrested on child sex assault charges.Wesley Adam Milliken, 16, is accused of committing the crimes against a 5-year-old.- Advertisement – Milliken, who was listed as a runaway from Pender County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program, was charged with the following offenses:two counts of felony First Degree Statutory Sex Offenseone felony count of Indecent Liberties with a Childone misdemeanor count of Sexual Battery.The Sheriff’s Office says these charges were the result of an incident that was reported on May 8.last_img

first_imgMalta is the country most likely to miss the EU 2020 targets for waste recycling. In a report from the European Commission an early bird scrutiny has indicated  the 14 EU countries considered at greatest risk of missing the EU’s 2020 recycling target for municipal waste.The four worst recyclers were Malta, Romania, Greece, and Cyprus. In 2016, all four recycled less than 20% of their total waste.With the EU’s 2020 recycling target set at 50% of total waste, these four countries and their 10 counterparts have some serious catching up to do. None currently reaches the target, but the situation is most dire in Malta and in some other countries.Malta at the bottom of the classIn the report, data shows that the worst recycler is Malta. Its recycling rate is 7%, with a remarkable 83% of its waste going straight to landfills. Malta, in spite of its limited land area, combines the lowest recycling rate in the EU with the highest landfilling rate.Just behind Malta is Romania (recycling 13% of its waste, landfilling 69%), Greece (recycling 17% and landfilling as much as Malta at 83%) and Cyprus (recycling 17% for 75% going to landfills).Estonia, although not great on recycling (it’s at 28%), has the astonishingly low landfilling rate of 10% – but it is still far from reaching the EU target as it incinerates a lot more than it recycles. In 2013 and 2014, it incinerated the majority of its waste.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Just a month ago, Opera announced its plan to build browsers based on the open-source WebKit and also shown preview builds at Mobile World Congress, its new browser for Android has been released in beta. The new browser, which Opera says will be quicker thanks to the WebKit switch, features a new user interface and integrates Opera Mini to offer the choice of a data optimized or a full-on browser experience.The browser runs native Web apps, but the headline feature is Discover, which recommends content for users — encouraging a “lean-back surfing experience”, as  CEO Lars Boilesen puts it — based on a range of factors that include previous clicks, Web page history and their location. On the downside, Discover content is curated by Opera itself and is not automated.It also includes other new features which — while regular on rival browsers — mark a change for Opera: private browsing and a unified URL-search bar. – Advertisement – Some 230 million of Opera’s 300 million monthly active users are on mobile, of which 50-60 million are Android users, so Boilesen told us at MWC in Barcelona. The Opera CEO points out that, with employers not longer working on its Presto engine, Opera has more resources to develop features for its browsers — that’s good news for Opera users.Opera had a busy month in February, during which it snapped up video optimization firm Skyfire for $155 million and united its mobile advertising businesses under one roof.You can grab the new WebKit-powered offering for Android at the link below:Opera Browser (Beta) – Google Play Source: The Next Weblast_img read more

first_imgiwayafrica_logo. (Photo Credit: New Africa Analysis) Advertisement Converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica Uganda, on Monday, appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as the new Managing Director (MD) and a board member with immediate effect. The announcement takes place amid significant growth within the local market and an increased uptake of communication services.iWayAfrica Chairman; John Nagenda at a press conference of the appointment, said; “We are delighted to appoint Godfrey Sserwamukoko to the Board of iWayAfrica Uganda as Managing Director. He has already demonstrated his leadership capabilities as he rebuilt iWayAfrica over the past two years. We are confident of his ability to nurture the great talent we have and take the company from strength to strength in Uganda.”Mr. Godfrey worked at Afsat Communications Uganda Limited as the Operations Manager from the year 2001 to 2010 before being promoted to as the Technical Operations Manager from 2004 to 2010. Then he left for iWayAfrica Uganda where he joined in 2010 as the Technical Operation till 2014 before he was promoted at the Ag Head of Business 2014 to 2017. He’s got extensive communications experience and also brings with him a wealth of experience across the ICT spectrum. – Advertisement – “I look forward to building an even stronger presence for iWayAfrica in Uganda. Focus and dedication to customer service will ensure we meet our goals and achieve significant growth, he said.”iWayAfrica Uganda is part of the Gondwana International Networks group of companies operating ISP networks across Africa.last_img read more