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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

High Tea with Santa Barbara Poets Laureate

On July 22nd at The Parlour Vintage Tearooms, join SB Poets Laureate for poetry, tea, and scones at the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms in Waterford. €10 to include high tea.

California poets David Starkey, Chryss Yost and Paul J. Willis are on tour in Ireland with Gunpowder Press. David Starkey, publisher of Gunpowder Press, also edits some of the best selling composition textbooks in the U.S. His poems reflect his wry sense of humour and love of popular culture. Paul Willis is also a essayist who has recently completed several National Park writing residencies. His poems show a naturalist's keen observations of the grand and sublime American West. Chryss Yost is a co-editor and designer for Gunpowder Press.

Brought to you by the Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council and Modwords.

Medugorje Healing Mass

A Medugorje Healing

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Telephone Support

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Q I am a pensioner living alone. I used to get an allowance towards my telephone bill, but it stopped a few years ago. I heard it might be coming back

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q How might a blind person rehearse the layout of a place in a new city before traveling there?

A. By utilizing Microsoft's "canetroller," "a walking cane that simulates the feeling of real objects with vibrations" and that includes auditory feedback as well, reports "New Scientist" magazine.

With the digital world thus opened up to the blind, one woman standing in an empty 22-square-meter room said she felt like she was "hitting up against" the virtual room's walls. A man said he could "feel textured surfaces."

Adds Microsoft's Meredith Morris: "It could even be used to practice navigating in the snow in advance of a storm

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

"The countdown to the 24th annual Helvick Swim & BBQ has begun and we are all working hard in preparation for a great day in support of Helvick Head Lifeboat Station scheduled for 1pm on Sunday July 22nd" said Hon Fundraising Chairman Kevin O'Morchoe.

"There are a few places available for the sponsored swim, and swimmers can choose either the 2k or 4k option" said RNLI Swim Coordinator Oliver Clancy who can be contacted This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak8a172eac3f3d5c48d3502b0db751005d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8a172eac3f3d5c48d3502b0db751005d = 'at_ofclancy' + '@'; addy8a172eac3f3d5c48d3502b0db751005d = addy8a172eac3f3d5c48d3502b0db751005d + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text8a172eac3f3d5c48d3502b0db751005d = 'at_ofclancy' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak8a172eac3f3d5c48d3502b0db751005d').innerHTML += '

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

We may all have developed "files" in our minds that should be deleted. Those files might include arrogance, sarcasm, being judgemental or being over-cynical - the list goes on!

And maybe the biggest, baddest file of all is one called "ego" that makes us think we are superior to others.

In the fairytale of Snow White, the wicked stepmother represents the ego. She wants to kill her beautiful step-daughter, who is the innocent spirit of love within us.

It is only the kiss of the prince - representing unconditional love - that can break the stepmother's evil spell and awaken Snow White.

If the prince had not kissed her - but instead sniped at her and judged her for still being asleep - then the princess would not have awoken.

It is not those who judge and condemn us who make good things happen -

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Samaritans Fundraising in Tramore

On Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th July 2018 Samaritans are holding their Annual "Biro" Collection Day in Tramore. Much needed funds help us to provide valuable service by telephone and text to our callers, who may be anxious, depressed or suicidal.

Fundraisers will be located at Supervalu, Tesco, Centra and Post Office in Tramore. Samaritans can be contacted anytime on Freephone 116123.

Charity Concert Ardmore

A charity fundraising concert takes place in the beautiful village of Ardmore next week on July 13th in aid of the two churches within the parish. Country star Patrick Feeney and his band will play in concert in St Declan's Church Ardmore starting at 8pm.

Aware seeking Waterford volunteers

Aware, Ireland's leading organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking Waterford volunteers for its Support &

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Noisy Neighbours

Q Our neighbours often have noisy parties that keep us awake at night. We don't really want to call the Garda

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Time to switch off that fan!

For a number of reasons, it's been a while since I have had a proper holiday. But as I write this, I am sat in a conservatory in a beautiful house overlooking the sea in Brittany.

An old friend owns the place, which was built by his father. This summer, to our great good fortune, he invited me and my husband over for a week. To our even greater good fortune, our visit coincided with the heatwave. It's not all good news, though - as we discovered yesterday, the sea is still mighty chilly!

The first day here, I slept in 'til one o'clock. I hadn't realised how busy I have been and how tired I was. My situation was like being in a room with a loud fan. It's only when the fan is turned off

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

A recent survey by hearing specialists Hidden Hearing shows that a majority of adults 'put up' with symptoms of illness for more than five months, on average, before seeking help!

Local audiologist Gavin Johnson who works for Hidden Hearing in 3 Arundel Square, Waterford City, confirmed that the average adult regularly tolerates worrying or annoying health symptoms for longer than they should.

'With 1 in 5 adults suffering from some degree of hearing loss, this is worrying, as with any complaint, the problem tends to worsen over time, so the sooner you have a problem seen to, the better the outcome.'

A recent poll of 2,000 adults found many are burying their head in the sand when it comes to physical well-being.

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Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Samaritans Fundraising in Tramore

On Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th July 2018 Samaritans are holding their Annual "Biro" Collection Day in Tramore. Much needed funds help us to provide valuable service by telephone and text to our callers, who may be anxious, depressed or suicidal. Fundraisers will be located at Supervalu, Tesco, Centra and Post Office in Tramore. Samaritans can be contacted anytime on Freephone 116123.

Ferrybank Library

Schools Out and the Children are already bored, sound familiar? Register now for the Summer Stars Reading Challenge which is a fun way to keep little minds occupied over the long hot summer months.

If your child hasn't yet signed up to the challenge, there is still plenty of time so come along and take part in the fun!

This is a FREE programme, open to all primary school children.

Taking part is easy. Each child who

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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