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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

To live a healthy life in harmony with nature and our own inner needs is surely one of the biggest challenges facing each individual in the modern world. With that in mind GIY (Grow It Yourself) the

Waterford based movement of people who grow their own food, has developed a new €1.45m national food education centre and headquarters at Ardkeen, five miles from the city on the outer ring road.

The centre incorporates a café and retail centre as well as gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. As well as working closely with local suppliers the centre also uses produce from the gardens for use in the restaurant. Those familiar with Waterford may remember that many years ago vegetables for St. Otteran’s were grown on the site, a clear indication of how good the soil is!

From humble beginnings back in 2008

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

The versatility and nutritional benefits that come from eating eggs as part of a healthy, balanced diet can not be over-stated. As part of this Eggcellent campaign, Bord Bia have produced a suite of new recipes that are really versatile, simple and packed with protein – perfect for your standard cook or fitness fanatic who needs protein rich food, and fast!

We all know that eggs make for a great breakfast dish but as you’ll see from the recipes attached, eggs can give you fuel for a busy life throughout the whole day when considered for lunch or dinner.

Emily Bradshaw, the brains behind the egg pop-up ‘Cracked’, wants to spread the message of eggs as the ultimate superfood; “It’s hard to describe the way we feel about eggs, they’re like superheroes to us. We feel safe with them, knowing they will

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Ferrybank Library

The new year is now well under way and all activities in Ferrybank Library have re-commenced.

Schedule as follows:-

Tuesday : English Conversation Class @ 10:00am; Patchwork & Quilting @ 11:30am; Irish Conversation @ 2:30pm [every second week]

Wednesday : MABS Clinic @ 9:30am; Age Action Computer Classes @ 10:30am; Book Club @ 5:30pm [last Wed of the month]

Thursday : Parent & Toddler Group @ 10:00am; Knitting & Crochet Circle @ 10:00am; Art for Adults @ 2:45pm

Friday : Creative Writing & Poetry @ 10:30am

Other Events Include : Citizens Information Clinics; Business Advisory Clinics; Storytelling; etc...

To enquire about any of the above, please phone 051 897200 or call into the library and pick up a leaflet listing all the events taking place and lots, lots more included.

Walk to Coumshingaum and Crotty’s Lake

Dick McCarthy will lead a moderate walk to the Coumshingaum and Crotty’s

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

The Housing Assistance Payment


How does the Housing Assistance Payment work?


The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a form of social housing support for people with a long-term housing need. It is administered by local authorities and will eventually replace long-term Rent Supplement. You must be on the local authority’s housing list (which means that you qualify for social housing support) to be eligible for HAP.

Under the HAP scheme, you find your own private rented accommodation. Although the local authority administers HAP, you will not be a local authority tenant. The rental agreement will be between yourself and the landlord. This means that you will have certain rights and obligations, as will your landlord.

The rent must be within the HAP rent limits, which are based on your household size and the rental market in your area. Additional flexibility is provided where a

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Can you name the frozen dessert with so many spellings that listing them could take longer than eating a bowl of the fruity, milky treat?

A. Is it sherbet or sherbert? The term entered English in the early 17th century, from an Ottoman Turkish word for "cold fruit drink," says Mark Davidson in "Right, Wrong, and Risky: A Dictionary of Today's American English Usage." Beginning with as many as 14 English spellings, it evolved two that reflected its principal pronunciations. By the 18th century sherbet had become dominant, though sherbert made a 20th-century comeback and is now accepted as a second choice in some dictionaries. Still, "The Columbia Guide to Standard American English" cautions that you may encounter purists who will accept only "sherbet."

Interestingly, word historians have traced the fruit-flavored ice called "sorbet" to

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Did you say yes this festive season, come on we have all seen

LOVE ACTUALLY – it’s a time to be merry, full of Christmas cheer and of course that festive proposal. If you are one of these lucky people we have all the best TIPS for you from Suzie Molloy – Wedding and Events Manager from one of Ireland’s Leading Wedding Venue’s Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort. Having just been awarded The TITLE of Munster’s Leading Venue Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort is a must see on your to do list for 2017 as a spectacular potential wedding location.

So you have the ring, you have of course changed your Facebook status, the party may or may not have taken place yet, you are in transition from boyfriend/girlfriend to fiancé/fiancee and in the midst of telling everyone your engagement

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Waterford Today

weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 11th January to Tuesday 17th January

Aries 21st March-21st April

The Sun is cutting a swathe through your 10th house until the 19th of January, meaning all things related to your ambitions can take a giant leap forward now, especially after the delays caused by Mercury being retrograde. You may be feeling pulled between home and career around the full moon on the 12th and may feel there’s a little too much on your plate at the moment - and the year’s only just begun!

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

The full moon in Cancer on the 12th will form a major conjunction with the Sun, Jupiter and Uranus, which means you’ll need to keep a handle on your feelings, your temper and in particular your words, lest you spark off a riot! That’s not to say you have to stay schtum

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

The Healing Power of Water

The healing power of water is the eighth in a series of article about more unusual causes of imbalance in the body:

Like the sun, water is a basic necessity of life. In my clinics, one of the first things I test for is dehydration in my clients. My first prescription is often as simple as an instruction to drink filtered water. Everybody assumes that they drink enough water, but coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and alcohol all dehydrate the body. If you drink 3 cups of coffee daily and 3 good-sized glasses of water, then you are still at zero positive hydration. Moreover, excess coffee and alcohol can damage the liver, and excess tea may

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

New campaign launched to raise awareness of the cancer epidemic hitting Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society have launched its most startling campaign yet in order to highlight the staggering fact that by 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be getting cancer in our lifetime.

The I want to Get Cancer campaign is designed to get people talking about cancer and to highlight the supports available from the Irish Cancer Society as well as the steps everyone can take to reduce their chances of developing cancer in the future. Over 150 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland – that’s one person every 3 minutes, or 40,000 people a year.

Most recent data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland shows that more than 36,500 people

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

At the request of the Casey family, WLR been asked to inform our readers of the death of our colleague Kevin Casey.

Kevin, who celebrated his fortieth birthday last year died after a short illness.

He was originally from Glenflesk, Killarney, Co. Kerry and began working in WLR FM ten years ago.

WLR FM Managing Director Des Whelan says:

Kevin is one of the most popular people I’ve worked with over the years and a really great broadcaster. His love of sport was only surpassed by his great love for his family. Our condolences to his wife Marguerite, his sons Paul, Mark and James and his parents Paddy and Mary, sisters Marie and Majella and his brother Martin.

Kevin has been honoured many times for his

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Letters to the Editor


    The Long Goodbye!Political obituaries are usually written after the body has taken it's last breath. However, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny it seems that his political career was just about breathing long before his colleagues had him dead and buried. Although no one, least of all the Taoiseach himself, has come and said it yet, Enda Kenny's premiership ended last week with a truly awful performance in the Dáil where some members of the Opposition were calling for his head while his own party seemed to be won …

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