SMC hosts weekend for younger siblings

Over the weekend, Saint Mary’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted Little Siblings Weekend — an opportunity for the younger siblings of Saint Mary’s students to participate in activities and to become more integrated in the Saint Mary’s community.The weekend included an array of Olympics themed events, both on and off campus. Beginning with an Opening Ceremony on Friday, attendees took pictures in a photo booth and participated in Olympics-themed games and crafts. On Saturday, students were able to take their siblings off campus to Strikes & Spares, a local bowling alley that also has facilities for mini golf, bumper cars and arcade games. As other options, attendees could skate at the Compton Ice Arena and throughout the weekend, RHA hosted crafts, games and movies on campus.Bridget McKinnon, who served as a co-chair of the event, said the annual event helps bring students’ families into the College community.“The reason we have Little Sibs Weekend is so that all of our younger siblings or family friends are given the chance to experience what Saint Mary’s is like,” she said. “It’s a great chance to show off our campus and have a great time with our sibs while doing so.”First year Molly O’Neill said she enjoyed spending time with her two younger cousins in kindergarten, Mara and Fiona. “I loved everything they had planned for us, especially the bus that went to the bowling alley and the ice skating rink,” O’Neill said. “It was nice to see how my cousins would get excited over the smallest things, especially staying in the dorm and eating in the cafeteria. They loved every second and repeatedly said how happy they were, and how they couldn’t wait to tell their friends.“Even though they’re young, I hope they can appreciate this beautiful campus and maybe become a part of it when they’re older.”Julia Veome, also a first year, spent time with her younger sister during Little Siblings weekend. “I’m the oldest so my siblings haven’t been around the college scene too much,” Veome said. “My sister stayed with me and she loved it because she got to feel grown up and hang out with some of my friends. Sleeping in the dorms seemed cool to her and was fun for me.”For the past four years, senior Bridget Enright’s younger siblings have participated in Little Siblings Weekend.“It’s always been a lot of fun sharing Saint Mary’s with them and letting them get a glimpse of the college experience,” Enright said. “I have six younger siblings, so it’s always a blast when we’re all together. It’s my favorite weekend of the school year.”Tags: Little Siblings Weekend, Residence Hall Association, saint mary’s, SMC read more

Have you heard? Credit unions are enrolling in new #digitalwallet offerings

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today, it’s largely bigger banks and issuers participating in the latest digital wallets, namely Android Pay and Samsung Pay. In partnership with our financial institution (FI) clients, TMG is already working to change that.Our market-leader positioning with digital-wallet enablement has paved a quick and easy path to access for our card-issuing clients. In fact, more than 75 percent of our FI clients are live or have a project underway with at least Apple Pay, if not also Samsung Pay and Android Pay.In a recent exclusive client webinar, our digital and product teams asked nearly 75 attendees if they plan to implement the latest digital wallet solutions. For both Samsung Pay and Android Pay, 86 percent of respondents said they plan to make the solutions available to their cardholders. continue reading »last_img read more

Memorial home acquires Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue

first_imgThe Memorial Home says it hopes to turn the building into a celebration of life center where the funeral home can provide families with an alternative to holding services in the funeral home itself. Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue closed in 2019. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Allen Memorial Home has acquired the building where Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue was located on Washington Avenue in Endicott. In a press release, the memorial home says families will continue to receive the same quality and commitment that’s expected from it. For more information, go to the Allen Memorial Home Facebook page by clicking here.last_img

West Indies Women open World T20 strongly against Thailand

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – WEST Indies opened their T20 World Cup campaign with a win they would have expected, though not without sizeable fright chasing a small target against a Thailand combination that lost their first-ever match at an ICC global event but won plenty of friends along the way at the WACA ground in Perth.If Thailand’s batting order found themselves struggling to handle the pace and bounce of a pitch that could not have been more different to that prepared for the opening night on the other side of the continent, they bowled and fielded with tremendous skill, determination and no little flare to have the West Indies in early trouble in their chase.But for a DRS reprieve for Shemaine Campbelle, West Indies may have been 4 for 27, chasing 79 to win.As it was, Campbelle and the captain Stafanie Taylor had to work extremely hard to build the partnership that closed out the fixture, allowing West Indies to notch a valuable opening victory.As for Thailand, they now know they belong among the world’s best company, and other sides will need to be wary.Less than 24 hours after the tournament favourites Australia were spun out by India on a Sydney Showgrounds pitch that was so slow and low as to be almost subterranean, the T20 World Cup debutants from Thailand found themselves batting in WACA conditions that offered steep bounce and pace to West Indies.While the Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch had no hesitation about choosing to bat, the early going suggested that this surface required quite an adjustment.The new ball fizzed through with some swing, often being taken at hip height and higher by Campbelle, and it was no surprise to see openers Nattaya Boochatham and Nattakan Chantam dismissed when they both failed to ride the bounce – Chantam first being able to connect with a pair of handsome drives through cover point.These early incisions allowed West Indies to more or less dictate terms, placing a clamp on the run rate and restricting the flow of boundaries.last_img read more