The dredging and dock re-installation project is ahead of schedule and should be ready by the beginning of April. (Courtesy of Deauville Inn) One of the Deauville Inn’s last winter projects is well underway and will soon provide a safer environment for boaters and wildlife alike, the historic Strathmere restaurant announced in a press release.Over the past year, the Deauville Inn’s team has been working closely with federal, state and local agencies and officials to ensure the dock project adheres to all laws, regulations and codes, according to the release.The previous configuration was set up as a marina, and the new configuration for the docks will be transient.The current dredging and dock re-installation is ahead of schedule and should be functional by the beginning of April.Project facts:The current dredging project is 100 percent permitted and approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Upper Township.Prior to approvals, the Deauville Inn hired state surveyors to analyze local wildlife and minimize environmental impact.The increase in depth at the beach provides a safer environment for boaters, even at low tide, and brings the docks up to code. To facilitate the improvements, the Deauville Inn retained local industry leader Scarborough Marine Group of Marmora.The new dock system being installed by EZ Docks mirrors the previous outline, is more environmentally friendly and will be safer for the Deauville Inn’s patrons.Because erosion on the Strathmere beach is an annual concern, often resulting in substantial taxpayer burden, the Deauville Inn provided 1,843 cubic yards of displaced sand to help replenish the local beach.A launch event for the new dock system is planned for early May. Additional updates will be released on the Deauville Inn’s social media pages and website at www.deauvilleinn.com.
…Re-doubling of efforts for Pele FC 50th Anniversary in 2021 LIKE so many other events – sporting, educational and otherwise – the 2020 edition of the Pele Alumni Corporation’s Youth Development Seminar in Guyana has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The destabilising effects of this novel virus has rocked the world in every corner and at every level, from first world to third world.According to two Pele Football Club Alumni Directors, Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton and Dennis Ivor Carrington, plans were already underway but not too advanced for this year’s activity but had to be cancelled for one year due to the coronavirus which has locked the planet down.“We have made the decision to cancel our 2020 Youth Development Seminar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plans for our July 2021 , Pele Football Club 50th Anniversary celebration continues in conjunction with the 2021 Youth Development Seminar,” both Barton and Carrington informed.They also indicated that while many would be disappointed that the programme will not come off this year, “All can be assured that next year’s edition, which would be the fourth such programme, would be even more exciting as it would coincide with the Pele FC 50th anniversary.”The annual two-day Educational Development Programme targets young players (male and female) and is aimed at empowering them to overcome poverty by building their confidence, self-esteem and ambition, through the power of sports and education.Seven years prior to 2019, the Pele FC Alumni Corporation made a huge impact on the Guyanese community with its sponsorship of annual youth soccer/educational tournaments.But after a review, the Directors of the entity decided to change focus by providing educational opportunities for youth soccer players primarily, who are in need of non-cash support as they pursue their academic endeavors. Players from other sports have also been included.Over 100 students benefitted last year with over 10 laptops being among the many educational materials distributed during the two-day programme, which was held at the St. Joseph’s High School. They participants were also taken on educational tours to the Parliament of Guyana and Banks DIH, Thirst Park operations.Carrington reiterated that the goal of the annual Youth Development Programme is to teach adolescents the right skills while enabling them to understand the requirements and responsibilities considered necessary in preparation for life and living after high school, while incorporating the capability and independence to care for themselves.