Village people – Village Under Forest http://villageunderforest.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:27:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://villageunderforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T171231.357-150x150.png Village people – Village Under Forest http://villageunderforest.com/ 32 32 2 priests killed in northern Mexico buried in village https://villageunderforest.com/2-priests-killed-in-northern-mexico-buried-in-village/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:27:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/2-priests-killed-in-northern-mexico-buried-in-village/ Placeholder while loading article actions CEROCAHUI, Mexico — Two Jesuit priests killed last week in remote mountains in northern Mexico were buried Monday in the lawn of the church where a gunman attacked them last week. Revs. Javier Campos, 79, and Joaquín Mora, 80, had spent much of their lives serving the Raramuri indigenous people […]]]>
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CEROCAHUI, Mexico — Two Jesuit priests killed last week in remote mountains in northern Mexico were buried Monday in the lawn of the church where a gunman attacked them last week.

Revs. Javier Campos, 79, and Joaquín Mora, 80, had spent much of their lives serving the Raramuri indigenous people of the area. On Sunday, their friends, colleagues and parishioners mourned the return of the priests to Cerocahui in wooden coffins.

Last Monday, a local crime boss pursuing a tourist guide who had taken refuge in the church facing the central square of Cerocahui, killed the guide and the two priests. Their bodies were first taken away by their attacker, but were recovered a few days later.

The attack drew sharp criticism from the Roman Catholic Church of Mexico’s security situation and federal government strategy.

Organized crime has a strong hold on communities in the Tarahumara Mountains of Chihuahua State, where it supports illegal logging, extorts money from local businesses, and grows marijuana and opium poppy. Colleagues said Campos and Mora provided a moral balance in marginalized communities controlled by gunmen.

During a mass on Saturday for priests in the capital of the state of Chihuahua, the Reverend Javier Ávila, referring to the saying of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on “hugs, not balls”, lamented that ” there aren’t enough hugs to cover the bullets.”

From there, the coffins climbed the winding roads in the mountains where priests had worked for decades among the poor Raramuri. They were buried later Monday in Cerocahui on the church’s grassy lawn, amid cries of praise from parishioners.

The head of the Jesuit order in Mexico, the Reverend Luis Gerardo Moro, promised at Monday’s funeral that Jesuits would not be frightened. The order has been active in the Tarahumara Mountains since the 1600s.

“We’re not leaving here,” Moro said. “We want to continue here near you, learning from you.”

Yolanda Torres, one of the mourners who attended Monday’s funeral, said: ‘All of us in the Tarahumara Mountains are very, very sad, very upset…we are here, united in grief’ .

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Oman’s first and only integrated luxury resort village realizes its potential https://villageunderforest.com/omans-first-and-only-integrated-luxury-resort-village-realizes-its-potential/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:24:15 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/omans-first-and-only-integrated-luxury-resort-village-realizes-its-potential/ Muscat – Muscat Bay, the only fully integrated resort village in Oman, recently launched its new lifestyle campaign to promote various new additions and amenities it is bringing to market as it transitions to full resort operations. The aim of the campaign is to celebrate the everyday holiday experiences hosted in Muscat Bay with the […]]]>

Muscat – Muscat Bay, the only fully integrated resort village in Oman, recently launched its new lifestyle campaign to promote various new additions and amenities it is bringing to market as it transitions to full resort operations.

The aim of the campaign is to celebrate the everyday holiday experiences hosted in Muscat Bay with the new slogan “Experience the Extraordinary. Everyday”, beautifully visualized on the new website www.muscatbay.com.

Nestled between the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and the beaches of the Gulf of Oman, Muscat Bay is a unique offering for discerning individuals and families around the world. It includes residential enclaves meticulously designed to meet all needs, as well as shops, restaurants, a variety of leisure and sports activities amidst lush landscaped gardens and parks, in front of the 5-star resort Jumeirah Muscat Bay .

As the region’s award-winning global luxury hotel brand, the soon-to-open Jumeirah Muscat Bay will offer residents and visitors 206 spacious ocean-facing rooms and suites, summer pavilions and a Sanctuary villa with a beautifully curated wellness and adventure hospitality experience. The resort will also offer exceptional dining, spa, fitness and leisure experiences intertwined among breathtaking views of Oman’s natural beauty. These facilities will also be available to residents of Muscat Bay for the first time in Oman through exclusive Resident’s Club & Lifestyle Membership offers.

Built on the philosophy of “Experience the extraordinary. Every Day’, the new lifestyle campaign, combines the concepts of 5-star hospitality, village amenities and luxury residences to offer guests an experience like never before. Muscat Bay and Jumeirah Muscat Bay come together to offer a unique Residents Club which provides residents with special services such as private cooking classes, wellness events, end-to-end event execution as well as ‘a variety of discounts and loyalty program benefits in the 5 Star resort hotel.

Commenting on the ideology behind the lifestyle campaign, Paul Jessup, Senior Vice President of Muscat Bay, said: “As a key player in promoting quality tourism in the Sultanate, Muscat Bay is now achieving its promise as Oman’s only luxury resort village. Our special boutique community is growing as it seems more and more people want to improve their daily lives. We have seen that the market, post-Covid, makes long-term choices to invest in improving the quality of their daily lives by deciding to live at an address where simple, everyday luxuries like fresh air, nature breathtaking scenery and luxury amenities are in their place. Door step.”

The campaign will highlight the various residential enclaves on offer such as Clubhouse Waterfront, Clubhouse Parkland, Island Nameer Villas, Wajd Senses Grand Villas, Bay Residences and SkyGarden Penthouse, each built with clever engineering and contemporary timeless designs. omani. Muscat Bay Resort Village is a vibrant yet serene brand that truly epitomizes inclusiveness and offers a luxury address for discerning guests.

Muscat Bay’s select residential range includes The Wajd Senses Grand Villa Collection, sumptuous regal 5-bedroom dwellings set on a hilltop overlooking the bay below; Nameer’s opulent Island Villa Collection, Zaha’s cool Clubhouse Waterfront & Parkland Villas, Sky Garden Penthouses, plus a selection of 2 and 1 bedroom luxury lifestyle residences that offer fantastic returns for investors. Only a few residences in the portfolio of 260 low-density luxury homes remain unsold given the harmonious setting and services on offer, just 20 minutes from downtown Muscat.

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Porter Library Dedicates Donated Trees – Westlake https://villageunderforest.com/porter-library-dedicates-donated-trees-westlake/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:04:55 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/porter-library-dedicates-donated-trees-westlake/ Westlake Porter Public Library trustees, staff and guests dedicated two donated trees on the library lawn on June 15. Pictured (L to R): Board Member Bob Plantz, Board Member Jennifer Darling, Assistant Library Director CJ Lynce, Library Director Andrew Mangels, Herb Guild Shirley Swindell, Garden Club President, Elizabeth Sheehe, board member, Jason Nolde, chair of […]]]>

Westlake Porter Public Library trustees, staff and guests dedicated two donated trees on the library lawn on June 15. Pictured (L to R): Board Member Bob Plantz, Board Member Jennifer Darling, Assistant Library Director CJ Lynce, Library Director Andrew Mangels, Herb Guild Shirley Swindell, Garden Club President, Elizabeth Sheehe, board member, Jason Nolde, chair of the board, and Jana Nassif, library finance officer.

The Westlake Porter Public Library Board and Director dedicated two trees during a ceremony at the library on Wednesday, June 15. The trees replaced two of those lost in 2019 during the city’s Center Ridge Road widening project.

One replaced a tree originally donated in memory of former council chairman Tom Fox’s daughter, Linda Fox Lustenberger, who died in 1992. The other was provided by the Herb Guild Garden Club in partnership with the library as part of Holden Forest and Gardens’ People for Trees initiative, which aims to have over 15,000 trees planted in our area by 2025.

Both trees are ‘Autumn Brilliance’ serviceberries, native to Ohio, fast growing and reaching 15 to 20 feet tall at maturity. The trees will provide year-round interest with spring blooms, summer berries for bird’s delight, and brilliant fall foliage. They are located on the library lawn facing Center Ridge Road.

“We are delighted to have finally been able to restore the donated trees and hope the community will benefit from this for years to come,” said library director Andrew Mangels. “We are grateful to the donors for their original donations and for their patience with us as we worked to replace their generous donations.”

For more information on the People for Trees initiative, visit holdenfg.org. For more information about donating to the library, visit westlakelibrary.org.

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Little Village Campground Opens in Platte Center | Local https://villageunderforest.com/little-village-campground-opens-in-platte-center-local/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/little-village-campground-opens-in-platte-center-local/ Joe and Deb Hanson have given new use to a once empty lot at Platte Center. Located along Fourth Street and between B and C streets in Platte Center, Little Village Campground is now open for business. The Hansons have lived at Platte Center since 1986. They had established a home in Leigh a few […]]]>

Joe and Deb Hanson have given new use to a once empty lot at Platte Center.

Located along Fourth Street and between B and C streets in Platte Center, Little Village Campground is now open for business.

The Hansons have lived at Platte Center since 1986. They had established a home in Leigh a few years ago, but decided to return about a year ago.

“While we started building the house, our house sold, so it was just a vacant lot,” Joe Hanson said. “We parked our semi-trailers there. We put our fifth wheel on it and that’s where we stayed until our house was finished.

It was Deb’s idea to turn the land into an RV park, Joe noted. The couple traveled extensively in their motorhome.

“We’ve traveled all over the country with our RV and stayed at so many RV parks. We’ve never owned one, so it’s a new experience for us,” Joe said.

Little Village Campground has nine sites and will be open year-round.

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“It’s a full hookup to city water, city sewer,” Joe said. “Of course garbage and electricity. There are plenty of amenities here at Platte Center. We had one person just stay here, a deacon for the church and he really enjoyed the place.”

A small building sits on the lot and Joe indicated that they would consider adding a coin-operated washer and dryer in the future.

The lot can accommodate vehicles up to 43 feet, and the pedestals are 50 amp, 30 amp, and 110 volt.

Reservations can be made from Monday, the earliest date people can stay there is June 24. Deb noted that the easiest way to make a reservation is to call Joe at 402-270-1422.

Upon arriving at the RV park, people will meet the Hansons there to unlock the utilities. They noted that they are nearby in case of an emergency.

“We currently have a set of reservations for the first to the fifth. So we’re excited about that,” Joe said.

Originally launched in November, the project has really come to fruition over the past 30 days, Joe said, noting the help of his good friend Jim Wemhoff, a construction company owner.

“Jim came over and spent all of his time spreading this rock and helping me put up the fence post. He has been here to help out all the time, even though he has a full-time job,” Joe said.

The Hansons also worked side-by-side throughout the process. They’ll be putting the finishing touches on the lot this weekend, including adding bushes and planters, as well as painting the spools.

According to Joe, the Platte Center community supported the project. He noted the benefits it could bring to the city.

“If nothing else, it will help our community, it will bring in some tax revenue,” Joe said, adding that it could help drive traffic to other local businesses. “Maybe some locals will stay here or their families or when they come to visit, and maybe hopefully in the future we will see some construction workers. But either way, it has made this area much more pleasant.

“I was very happy that we were going to donate to our city,” she said. “We love camping so we are able to give back our enjoyment to others who might find camping in a small town enjoyable.”

Platte Center has a nice little fallen town, Joe said, and the people there are friendly.

“Like any other small town where there’s a campground, you’ll see all the elders driving around just to watch the campers and see what they look like,” he said. “That’s what we noticed all the time everywhere we went.”

There are a variety of activities taking place in town and people can enjoy the RV park in many ways.

“On the other hand, we have a lot of activity at Platte Center, the fire department has a lot of activity, and then we have volleyball,” Joe said. “It will work really well for younger kids if they want to bring their campers and enjoy their drinks at night and don’t want to drive anywhere.”

The Little Village campsite is online at petitvillagecampground.com.

Hannah Schrodt is the editor of the Columbus Telegram. Contact her by email at hannah.schrodt@lee.net.

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It takes a protest village: “Gota Go Gama” brings together various Sri Lankans https://villageunderforest.com/it-takes-a-protest-village-gota-go-gama-brings-together-various-sri-lankans/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:46:19 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/it-takes-a-protest-village-gota-go-gama-brings-together-various-sri-lankans/ As the island nation of Sri Lanka reels in its worst economic crisis in recent history, hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds have hunkered down since April in sustained protest against a makeshift ‘Gota Go Gama’ village (GGG ) in front of the president’s office in the capital. Colombo city. In a country that has […]]]>

As the island nation of Sri Lanka reels in its worst economic crisis in recent history, hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds have hunkered down since April in sustained protest against a makeshift ‘Gota Go Gama’ village (GGG ) in front of the president’s office in the capital. Colombo city.

In a country that has long struggled with ethnic and religious strife, GGG is not only a center of protest, but also a rare glimpse of what a unified Sri Lanka could look like. In the sprawling Tented City, generations of mistrust between groups such as Sinhalese Buddhists, Hindu Tamils ​​and Muslims seem to be giving way to brotherhood, tolerance and learning. Here, Sri Lankans come together with one goal: to send their elected president home.

Shamara Wettimuny, a history scholar at Oxford University, notes that it takes courage for minority groups to engage in the ongoing protest, given years of persecution by the state and the Buddhist community majority. She says: “[Gota Go Gama] received support from all over the island, in a creative and unique way. The effect of such experiences may not translate into solidarity overnight, but I am optimistic that in the long run we will be in a better place than we are now.

Why we wrote this

In a nation torn by ethno-religious differences, a makeshift protest village is a platform for sustained protest against political mismanagement, generating a sense of unity among diverse Sri Lankans.

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For two months, Mohammed Shermila camped outside the president’s office in the capital Colombo, withstanding the scorching sun and occasional torrential downpours to demand the resignation of powerful Sri Lankan leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“We won’t go until he leaves,” she said from her blue tent filled with Sri Lankan flags. A Muslim street vendor here, Ms Shermila is among hundreds of Sri Lankans who have taken refuge in the makeshift ‘Gota Go Gama’ (GGG) village since April, as the island nation reels in the worst economic crisis in recent history . Years of mismanagement have led to severe shortages of essentials like fuel and cooking gas, as well as daily power cuts and soaring prices.

In a country that has long struggled with ethnic and religious strife, GGG is not just a center of protest, but a rare glimpse of what a unified Sri Lanka could look like. In the sprawling Tented City, generations of mistrust between groups such as Sinhalese Buddhists, Hindu Tamils ​​and Muslims seem to be giving way to brotherhood, tolerance and learning. Here, Sri Lankans come together with one goal: to send their elected president home.

Why we wrote this

In a nation torn by ethno-religious differences, a makeshift protest village is a platform for sustained protest against political mismanagement, generating a sense of unity among diverse Sri Lankans.

Shamara Wettimuny, a history scholar at Oxford University, says it takes courage for minority groups to engage in protest, given years of persecution by the state and the majority Buddhist community. Nonetheless, she describes GGG as “the most united protest we have seen in recent times” and says that while this does not guarantee lasting peace, this period of cooperation could pave the way for stronger democracy after the crisis.

“[Gota Go Gama] received support from all over the island, in a creative and unique way,” she says. “The effect of such experiences may not translate into solidarity overnight, but I am optimistic that in the long run we will be in a better place than we are now.”

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The village is urged to ban local rituals in the river because people continue to be eaten by crocs https://villageunderforest.com/the-village-is-urged-to-ban-local-rituals-in-the-river-because-people-continue-to-be-eaten-by-crocs/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:39:57 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/the-village-is-urged-to-ban-local-rituals-in-the-river-because-people-continue-to-be-eaten-by-crocs/ Worshipers in India have been urged not to bathe in a river after three people were killed there by crocodiles this year alone. As well as being a haunt of crocodiles, the Kali River in Dandeli, India is popular with locals, tourists and worshipers, with the latter often coming to ‘offer prayers’. In an effort […]]]>

Worshipers in India have been urged not to bathe in a river after three people were killed there by crocodiles this year alone.

As well as being a haunt of crocodiles, the Kali River in Dandeli, India is popular with locals, tourists and worshipers, with the latter often coming to ‘offer prayers’.

In an effort to prevent people from being devoured, authorities have put up bizarre warning signs that tell visitors to avoid feeding the crocodiles, not to take their children near the water’s edge, and to avoid completely to swim.

But the latter will interrupt the worship at the water’s edge, popular in India.

“Besides tourists, many devotees come to the Kali River to offer prayers.

“Whether it is final rites or rituals involving immersion when visiting a temple along the Kali River, they often risk their lives by getting too close to the water or sometimes they even enter the river for a short distance unaware of the current and the threat of crocodiles.



The Kali River in Dandeli, India is popular with locals, tourists and worshipers

“The signs will alert people to the possible presence of crocodiles in the area,” an official said, via the New Indian Express.

Experts say the recent croc attacks are the result of recent work on the river that has partially destroyed their natural habitat.

Earlier this week a man was rushed to hospital after his arm was bitten by two crocodiles while washing his hands in a zoo swimming pool without realizing it was the animal enclosure.

Ilham, 49, had been dropping off local tourists when he got a flat tire and got his hands dirty while changing the wheel at Sinka Zoo in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province on June 9.

With oil on his palms, Ilham reached for a nearby pool to wash off the dirt.



“The signs will alert people to the possible presence of crocodiles,” an official said.

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However, he cried out in pain when a crocodile jumped out of the water and sank its teeth into his elbow.

A second beast then appeared and clung to his arm.

He fought off the 16-foot-long behemoths and eventually broke free – but only because they bit his arm.

Shocked tourist Mohammed Fery, who was in the car with Ilham, said: “The victim was the driver who took me for a ride. He wanted to wash his hands in the pool, but we didn’t know he was there. there were crocodiles in the pool.

“I had suggested he wash his hands in the toilet. But instead he jumped over the fence and washed his hands in the pool.

“We didn’t even know there were crocodiles in the pond. We didn’t see any signs or warnings, the pond looked like an empty pond.”

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Heavy rains hit Gujarat; 3 people from the same family killed in the collapse of a wall https://villageunderforest.com/heavy-rains-hit-gujarat-3-people-from-the-same-family-killed-in-the-collapse-of-a-wall/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:25:58 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/heavy-rains-hit-gujarat-3-people-from-the-same-family-killed-in-the-collapse-of-a-wall/ Heavy rains hit several parts of Gujarat on Sunday evening in which four people were killed, according to the PTI news agency. Three family members were killed after a wall collapsed in the Morbi district. The incident happened on Sunday evening as the victims were sleeping in their house in Sundaribhavani village under Halvad taluka […]]]>

Heavy rains hit several parts of Gujarat on Sunday evening in which four people were killed, according to the PTI news agency. Three family members were killed after a wall collapsed in the Morbi district.

The incident happened on Sunday evening as the victims were sleeping in their house in Sundaribhavani village under Halvad taluka of the district.

The victims – a wife, her husband and his brother – were seriously injured when the wall of their house collapsed and died instantly. They were in the 25 to 30 age bracket, an official from the Halvad police station said.

In a separate incident, a woman was killed after being struck by lightning yesterday in the district’s Jhikiyari village.

Rain or thunderstorms were reported in 91 talukas of Gujarat during the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. Monday, according to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). Eleven talukas in districts like Mahisagar, Junagadh, Amreli and Dahod recorded rainfall ranging from 25mm to 75mm.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the heatwave conditions have eased in most places in the central and adjoining regions of the country.

The IMD said conditions would continue to be favorable for the continuation of the advancing monsoon in other parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, Sikkim, from Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar over the next four days.

He said intense rains along the west coast of the peninsula are expected to continue until Tuesday June 14. While the ongoing wave of heavy rains in the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim is expected to continue for five more days.

IMD precipitation forecast until June 15:

1. Isolated/scattered rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal for most days of the week.

2. Fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rains with thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Karnataka, Kerala, Mahé and Lakshadweep; scattered to fairly widespread rains over Andhra Pradesh and Yanam and Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal and Telangana for most days of the week.

3. The southwest monsoon is likely to progress over other parts of eastern and central India and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

4. Overall, rainfall activity is likely to be above normal over northeast and eastern India (excluding Odisha) and northwest India. India and is likely to be below normal over southern peninsula and central India, IMD said.

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Mahadalits wedding party under attack in Bihar village https://villageunderforest.com/mahadalits-wedding-party-under-attack-in-bihar-village/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 04:02:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/mahadalits-wedding-party-under-attack-in-bihar-village/ Patna: A group of “strongmen” in a village in Gaya district, Bihar, allegedly attacked a wedding party of a Mahadalit community as it walked through an area and played music, police said on Friday. More than 12 people on the groom’s side were injured in the attack. Some of them suffered skull fractures and were […]]]>

Patna: A group of “strongmen” in a village in Gaya district, Bihar, allegedly attacked a wedding party of a Mahadalit community as it walked through an area and played music, police said on Friday.

More than 12 people on the groom’s side were injured in the attack. Some of them suffered skull fractures and were hospitalized.

The incident happened in the village of Tirkha Saraiya in Gaya on Wednesday evening around 8 p.m.

After the attack, people on the groom’s side fled the scene in an effort to save their lives.

The “strong men” also did not allow the wedding to take place in the village.

Lalan Das, the father of the bride, filed a complaint with the police against more than 10 people belonging to a particular caste.

“As the wedding party and DJ vehicle approached my home in Tikha Saraiya village, Chandan Yadav, Surendra Yadav, Nandlal Yadav, Ramdev Yadav, Pujan Yadav, Munib Yadav, Munirka Yadav, Ganesh Yadav were wearing truncheons in their hands, abused us using caste remarks about the wedding party and attacked them. They said ‘how dare you DJ and dance in front of our houses?’ More than a dozen people on the groom’s side were also injured in the attack, and they also did not allow the wedding to take place at my house,” Lalan Das said in her complaint.

“I have arranged my daughter’s marriage to Guddu Kumar son of late Mudrika Ram in Ganauri Dih village under Paraiya police station,” Das said.

He also said his family was dejected after the wedding did not take place on June 8.

Some of those injured, identified as Rakesh Kumar, Pankaj Kumar, Mantu Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Dharmdev Das suffered serious injuries.

Alok Kumar, the SHO of Khijsarai Police Station, said: “We received a complaint of physical assault by a group at a wedding party. An FIR under the relevant sections of the IPC on physical assault and the SC-ST act recorded at the police station. The investigation is currently ongoing and the accused will soon be arrested.

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Sacramento County approves ‘Tiny Home’ village for the homeless – CBS Sacramento https://villageunderforest.com/sacramento-county-approves-tiny-home-village-for-the-homeless-cbs-sacramento/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:58:00 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/sacramento-county-approves-tiny-home-village-for-the-homeless-cbs-sacramento/ SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved a plan to build a small shelter village for the homeless in South Sacramento. The site, which is now vacant land at the corner of Florin and Power Inn roads, will accommodate up to 125 people at a time. READ MORE: ‘It scares […]]]>
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Lexington gas station relieves customers at the pump as gas prices continue to soar https://villageunderforest.com/lexington-gas-station-relieves-customers-at-the-pump-as-gas-prices-continue-to-soar/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 21:57:56 +0000 https://villageunderforest.com/lexington-gas-station-relieves-customers-at-the-pump-as-gas-prices-continue-to-soar/ LEXINGTON VILLAGE, MICH. – A gas station in the village of Lexington was bumper to bumper on Monday morning as a giveaway of petrol brought relief to drivers at the pump. Although the event started at 10 a.m., the first driver was in line at 7 a.m. to save money on gas at the Marathon […]]]>

LEXINGTON VILLAGE, MICH. – A gas station in the village of Lexington was bumper to bumper on Monday morning as a giveaway of petrol brought relief to drivers at the pump.

Although the event started at 10 a.m., the first driver was in line at 7 a.m. to save money on gas at the Marathon gas station off the main street. Drivers who filled up at this gas station got gas at a discount of $1 per gallon.

Related: ‘It’s tough’: Metro Detroit businesses hurt as gas prices near $5

“I saw a gas station in Michigan at $5.39, so hopefully that helps people,” said one driver filling up his tank.

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Lakeshore Graphics business owner Tim ‘Timmy D’ Hering told Local 4 he was moved to help those in need after watching a family have to choose between food or essence. Hering took to Facebook to ask for donations and raised $6,000 for the gas giveaway within hours.

“I figured if I could do it in a few hours, then anybody could. It’s just people helping other people,” Hering said.

Read more: Diesel supply issues could trigger a domino effect possibly leading to more shortages

Hering’s childhood friend Chuck Laughlin is the owner of the Marathon gas station where the event took place. They have teamed up to give back to the community.

Hering says he hopes the hashtag #PeopleHelpingPeople will spread on social media and in the real world.

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