Johnson City bus drivers take on big role in meal programs

Posted On Dec 8 2020 by

first_imgFor now, if you see a yellow school bus riding around town, it could just be Calsavina, who is still able to do what he loves. The drivers have began to think about what could happen once it’s time to begin driving kids to school again. “I love the kids, I really enjoy doing this, it’s an extended family,” he told 12 News. “We’re fortunate to be in that position where we do have work to do,” says Calvasina. “A lot of people don’t and I can’t imagine what that’s like for them,” Calvasina and Johnson City transportation play a big role helping out with the meal program and they say they are happy to be part of the program. “It’s almost an impossibility when your’e transporting 45 to 48 high school kids and you’ve got seating for 44,” said Calvasina. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – With schools closed for the rest of the academic year the BOCES pandemic-meal program will continue. “We don’t know what they are going to tell us, are they going to tell us we are going to sit how many on a bus, we don’t know,” Castellucci says. Johnson City Transportation Director Louis Castellucci says they will deliver meals through June. The extension is good news, not only for participants, but for one Johnson City bus drivers like Ziggy Calvasina. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.last_img read more

Viola McEntee – Brookville

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgMemorial donations can be directed to Franklin County Humane Society or to Franklin County EMS.  To sign the guestbook or to leave personal memories, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Viola McEntee. Those surviving who will cherish Viola’s memory include her sister, Charlene Shank of Indianapolis, one brother, Harold Dora of Logansport, and ten nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Huffman. Viola McEntee, formerly of Brookville, was born on November 18, 1923 in Blooming Grove, a daughter to Byron and Dorothy Nicolay Dora.  Upon graduation from Brookville High School, she worked under Civil Services at the rationing board during the war.  Viola married the love of her life, Harlan McEntee on June 17, 1944 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage together before he passed away on April 4, 1995.  Although they had no children of their own, they loved their 10 nieces and nephews.  She worked with her husband in their auto dealership as a bookkeeper and accountant for 30 years.  In 1964 they won a trip to the World’s Fair in New York City after selling a record amount of Pontiacs in a sales contest.  Having grown up during the era of Big Bands Viola had a great love of music and she took time each day to appreciate music and all the glories of nature, especially animals – which she adored.  Viola was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church and was an original member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority.  On Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 95, she passed away at Crestwood Village East in Indianapolis.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemeterylast_img read more

Black Stars not denied access to Tang Palace- Normalisation Committee

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_img–Source: Ghana FA The attention of the GFA’s Normalization Committee (N.C) has been drawn to media reports suggesting players and the technical team of the Black Stars have been denied access to camping base, Tang Palace.The reports are false. An initial miscommunication by a security personnel at the facility was immediately corrected.The GFA Normalization Committee has not had any event since it came into existence to owe Tang Palace.Madam Lolita, the Manager of the hotel, was flabbergasted when shown the fabricated story and stated that the arrangement for the players to stay at the hotel has been professional and without a hitch.Nicolas Opoku was the first player to arrive at the team’s hotel on Monday. He was told by a security personnel at the entrance of the hotel that camping was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.When the Normalization Committee was made aware of this miscommunication, Acting General Secretary, Alex Asante reached the management of Tang Palace and the misconception was immediately corrected.Opoku and Lumor Agbenyenu, as of close of day on Monday, were the two players to have arrived and resting in their rooms at Tang Palace, with most of the players expected to arrive later in the night.The Normalization Committee would also like to place on record that it does not owe Tang Palace and the report suggesting the players were turned away due to indebtedness must completely be disregarded.The players will have their first training session on Tuesday evening ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya.The NC wish to encourage fans to throng the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday to support our national team beat Kenya and add to the resurgence of football mania in our dear country.The match is billed to start at 6pm whilst the Black Meteors take on Gabon at 3pm at the same venue same day.last_img read more