STIFFER FINES COMING FOR LITTERBUGS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:Chief Parliamentary Counsel, garbage, Hon. Noel Arscott, Riverton City Garbage problem in TCI making popular travel website Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec. 23 (JIS): Come next year, stiffer fines will be implemented for persons who continue to breach the island’s anti-litter law.“We are going to take to Parliament, next year, a range of significant fines for persons who are discarding (garbage) in a careless way. We are just waiting on the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, who drafts these laws. Once that is done, we are going to take it to Parliament,” Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, said at a recent function at the Ministry’s Hagley Park Road offices in Kingston.He reminded Jamaicans that there is no need to discard their waste improperly, adding that improper waste disposal is “one of the scourges that affect our beautiful country.” The Minister said many schools and companies have active programmes teaching persons about proper waste disposal measures as well as recycling.He informed that persons have found creative ways of earning from garbage, as did a group of women from the Riverton City area in Kingston.“These young women have formed themselves into a cooperative, where they collect plastic bottles, compact them and export them. So, they have now found a way out of the waste and the garbage to create wealth,” he said.last_img read more

DR ROSIE STILL FIGHTING AS HISTORY PROVES HARD TO FIND

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jan 2015 – Even in her death, Dr. Rosie is fighting for the leaders of her era… Magnetic Media remains in search of written or documented information on the life and times of Dr. Rosita Butterfield, the first woman elected to Parliament in the Turks and Caicos Islands and who died on Saturday in hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. Our hunt has taken us across the internet, in books which boast having the country’s history and even to the nation’s library to find hardly anything; very little and it appears it is like that for nearly all of the ‘old time’ politicians and pioneers. The passing of Dr. Butterfield has brought to light and disturbingly so, truths about how limited is information on the builders of this country. One book had some substance; it had no author and gave a profile of the members of the Legislative Council from 1976 to 2005; found at the Provo Library. At the Grand Turk Library, there is the same information in a separate book which singles out the women who have served in Government up to ten years ago. As for content online, where most modern day students spend their time for research; there is no data on which party Mrs. Butterfield served with, no data on the years she served as the second female Speaker of the House, no data on when she was elected to office, breaking ground as the first woman to be elected an MP, and as for which constituency made that pioneering move; no information at all. One cannot find causes she championed, what changes she made if any at the government level or what legislation she oversaw as the second woman to be Speaker of the Legislative Council. Thankfully there are newspaper articles which tell us where she came from and her achievements in her latter years. Also a surprise; there was no issued condolences on Dr. Rosie’s passing from her PNP Party and no issued condolences on her passing to media by the Premier of the country or the House of Assembly. We found the thoughts of Hon Dr Rufus Ewing, which were well expressed, on his Facebook page. Related Items:Dr. Rosita Butterfield, premier rufus ewing Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

South Caicos Fishermen returning home safe

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Aug 2015 – The missing South Caicos fishermen are found, thankfully. The TCI Police had launched and air and sea search and yesterday got the Bahamas Police force to join in the hunt for the pair who had been missing since Sunday. Police press officer, Audley Astwood reported to media that the men had been found drifting near Inagua in The Bahamas. The pair, including Jay Challingsworth will return home to the Turks and Caicos today. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp South Caicos student new Junior Tourism Minister for TCI State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Recommended for you Related Items:fishermen, inagua, Jay Challingsworth, south caicos Teen dies mysteriously in South Caicos, Police investigatelast_img read more

IMF report gives warning and suggestion to refund insurance company clients

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2015 – The International Monetary Fund has advised the Financial Services Commission to keep an eye on one local bank, saying they are dissatisfied with how that bank has issued loans in the past. The IMF report said “weak governance in one large bank is an important vulnerability, so the FSC should remain vigilant.”The information emerges from a report by the IMF while in country this past April, and while the caution sounds foreboding the IMF reassures residents that there is no threat to depositors’ funds.It is just one of the many recommendations in 46 page report by the IMF where it is also suggested that the Government, “consider providing financial support to policy holders of the recently failed life insurer in order to protect the credibility of life insurance for long-term savings.”Over 2,600 policy holders held accounts with British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, BAFSL when the company was liquidated earlier this year. The Premier had promised help, but insurers received only pennies on the dollar after the liquidation and decades of saving with the company. FSC secures membership world organization Nigueal Streete to take reigns of FSC with Higgins departure NEMA predicts Hurricane Irma will hit Bahamas and TCI on Thursday Related Items:bafsl, financial services commission, International Monetary Fund, liquidation, warning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

21 year old Conrad Thomas Jr found guilty

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Providenciales, TCI, June 30, 2016 – A 21 year old will spend the next 21 months of his life in jail for striking someone in the face with brass knuckles. Turks and Caicos is now inundated with these horrible court results where young men are being tossed into prison for committing crimes that are not only taking lives, maiming lives but damaging their own lives.Conrad Thomas Jr not only caused tremendous pain to his victim, but now, say Police that person has a dislocated jaw and a speech impediment.  Conrad Thomas Jr was on Tuesday found guilty of the crime which happened in March 2015.last_img

High Level Natl Security meeting called Haitian boat tragedy in focus

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 25, 2017 – The search for victims from a capsized sloop in waters off Northwest Provo was suspended last night, it resumes this morning says Police Press Officer, Kevin Clarke.Ten bodies were discovered and this is revealed to us last night as seven females, three males and the images of the bodies partially submerged in the sand, partially clothed, some where the drowned are completely naked, stiff and even their skin badly shredded, likely by the reef and marine animals are gut wrenching, heart breaking and unfortunately in social media circulation.This latest tragedy has caused National Security chiefs to put together a special media meeting; it is set for today and includes the Governor, Premier, Deputy Premier and Police Commissioner. Bahamas joint effort recovers more bodies of Haitian migrants Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Related Items:#Haitianboattragedy, #MagneticNewsMediacenter_img #MagneticNewsMedia #Haitianboattragedy Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bahamas Police arrest two for armed robbery 40lbs of ganga

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, marijuana Million dollar marijuana drug bust in Exuma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 23, 2017 – Nassau – A big batch of #marijuana was taken off of the streets of Nassau overnight as Police announced a haul of 40 pounds of the illicit drug.   It was swift action that led to a snappy arrest of two men who are also reportedly behind an armed robbery.Shortly before 7pm Tuesday, Police got the call of a man being held up at a business near the LPIA, by two men armed with a handgun.    The men got away in a Nissan Cube with a  large amount of cash, they thought.    An immediate APB helped the Selective Enforcement Team to intercept the car on Emerald Coast Road, near Gladstone Road.The two men were taken, without incident and also found in the car was the 40lbs of marijuana.#MagneticMediaNewsImage is file photo Recommended for you Grand Bahama man pleads guilty in Exuma marijuana bust; four others charged in court Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp String of arrests includes marijuana busts in Grand Turklast_img read more

Tempers flare in Grand Bahama ahead  of Irma residents want pay hospital

first_img Recommended for you Bahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama Islanders are revved up in the face of this ferocious category five Hurricane Irma and we have received reports that the former Government, PLP is under fire from vendors who say they were not paid for work done during the election campaign season and that right now, they could use that money to prepare for the hurricane.Social activist, Navardo Saunders is at it too and is now calling on Minister of Health, Dr Duane Sands to help his grandmother who was yesterday turned down by the Rand Memorial Hospital, he says, due to a lack of beds at the facility. Saunders says his ‘grammy’ is frail, with tubes sometimes hooked up to her body and suffering from Cancer.  He chided the hospital for building a new cafeteria when there are beds desperately needed.  Saunders, vehemently points out that the fishing Hole Road bridge is incomplete, which means the western end of the island will be cut off once the Hawksbill Creek swells.Saunders went live on Facebook yesterday and threatened all of the MPs of Grand Bahama and the Minister that if something were to happen to his 83 year old Grandmother, it would not be pretty.  At least one person, after viewing the video commented that the problem exposes that Freeport is in dire need of a hospice.By Deandrea Hamilton ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Fake Report on Social Media Concerning Bahamas Immigration Enforcement

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 18, 2017 – Nassau – We have become aware of a fake report circulating on social media which purports to communicate certain new rules related to Immigration Enforcement.Among its claims are that all Bahamians must now produce their Bahamian e-Passport upon demand; that foreigners must be able to produce passports with an entry stamp; and that spousal permits and residency certificates of foreign nationals will also be compulsorily examined.The message claims that accordingly, legal residents are being asked to have the relevant documents on their person at all times and that anyone who fails to comply be detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.The message is totally false.   No new rules related to Immigration Enforcement have been issued: The public is assured that the Department of Immigration continues to reply on the Immigration Act to govern all of its operations.It is unfortunate that irresponsible individuals, under the cloak of anonymity, have sought to confuse and mislead the public.   Nevertheless, the Department of Immigration remains committed its mandate to regulate the movement of people across the borders of The Bahamas through the collaborative efforts of relevant government and private sector agencies both nationally and internationally.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Hoddle in critical condition

first_imgFormer Tottenham and England star Glenn Hoddle is in critical condition after he was rushed to the hospital on Friday night, according to the family’s spokesman.The former Tottenham Hotspur manager collapsed and suffered a heart attack while on TV during BT Sport’s sport score show.Hoddle was among the contestants and ex-footballers present in the studio, alongside former West Ham United boss Harry Redknapp and former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell, to mention a few.The spokesman for Hoddle said, according to Daily Mail:“His condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.”Glenn Hoddle spent 12 years playing for Spurs, where he was considered one of England’s most technically gifted players.He was among the first English players to play abroad when he joined AS Monaco in 1987. He returned to England three years later, becoming player-manager first at Swindon and then Chelsea.After his retirement as a player, he was appointed as the head coach of the English national team in 1996 and leading the country to the World Cup in France in 1998, where they were eliminated in the second round by Argentina.Hoddle also went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers before quitting football management more than a decade ago and beginning a new career as a tv pundit.last_img read more

Valverde on Dembele and Griezmann

first_imgErnesto Valverde has hinted on the support given to France international Ousmane Dembele and spoke about his compatriot Antoine Griezmann ahead of the Atletico Madrid clash.Dembele, 21, has had his professionalism called into question this season with disciplinary issues linked to Video game addiction.Dembele is yet to begin a LaLiga game since the 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on September 29 and is likely to be among the substitutes once again when Barca play Atletico Madrid on Saturday.“He’s a member of my squad and we’re all trying to help get the best out of him,” said Valverde as reported by FourFourTwo.“We want him to put his talent on the pitch. Last season he missed a lot of games through injury, but these type of players, with his talent, are hard to find.“There’s pressure on every player to play and he finds it hard to get a place in the team.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Antoine Griezmann could have been lining up for Barca if he had completed a switch from Atletico, has been pinpointed as a threat for the Catalan giants.“Antoine is a great player and in big games he tends to appear,” added Valverde.“He’s a player we need to consider [on Saturday]. I imagine we’ll see the best of him, although we hope not.“Atleti are getting the best out of him and we will need to stop him.”last_img read more

Pablo Machin moans about dropped points

first_imgSevilla boss Pablo Machin expressed displeasure over the way his team dropped two’ after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Mestalla.Mouctar Diakhaby’s last-gasp equaliser held Sevilla to their second successive draw, keeping them second in La Liga, and Machin complained about his team’s inconsistent display.“If I didn’t watch the game, I’d have said that a point was always good away from home against a super team,” the Coach said after the match as cited by Football Espana.“However, given how we played in the first half, scoring in the second and them equalising with the last kick of the game, we feel Valencia gained a point and we dropped two.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“It’s one of those stadiums where Sevilla haven’t been able to win. We were so close to doing so that we feel a point is less than we deserve.“We fell short and it’s a shame that we didn’t get the victory that would’ve sent us 13 points clear of our opponents.“I hope we don’t regret dropping them going forward. You have to defend tooth and nail in the last few minutes, but we’re all human.”last_img read more

Hertha BSCs Marko Grujic reveals why he copied Ronaldos goal celebration

first_imgHertha BSC midfielder Marko Grujic insists he couldn’t help himself from replicating Cristiano Ronaldo’s trademark goal celebration.The 22-year-old put Hertha back on level terms in the first half of their 2-2 draw against Schalke 04 last Friday and he celebrated his goal by jumping with his arms stretched out and screaming with joy.It looked similar to the one that Ronaldo usually does when scores a goal with Grujic now revealing he hadn’t deliberately attempted to emulate the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.But the young Serbian admits he thinks of Ronaldo as a “great role model” and just couldn’t help himself when it came to replicating his idol’s trademark goal celebration.“It was pure emotion. I couldn’t control it. It just happened like that,” Grujic told Bild.“I look up to Ronaldo. He’s a great role model for me because he works obsessively on his development.“I love to live as professionally as possible and let everything be subordinated to football.”“[Lionel] Messi may be the more talented player, but Ronaldo has worked it all out.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Vedad Ibisevic was the other scorer for Hertha to help salvage a 2-2 draw for the German club.Grujic arrived in Germany in the summer from Liverpool on loan after spending the latter part of last season on another loan spell at Cardiff City in the Championship.Although the Serbia international still has a long way to go before he can dream about matching Ronaldo with two goals in his nine Bundesliga appearances this season.In comparison, the Juventus star has managed 15 goals and five assists in his 21 Serie A games this term to help the Bianconeri to a strong 11-point lead at the top of the table.While Hertha sit in seventh-place in the Bundesliga and are just behind Hoffenheim in the final qualification spot for Europa League football next season on goal difference following Friday’s draw.last_img read more

Fatal crash involving semi truck on SR78 in San Marcos

first_img KUSI Newsroom, February 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Fatal crash involving semi truck on SR-78 in San Marcos Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: February 27, 2019 Updated: 6:31 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN MARCOS (CNS) – At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning involving a semi truck on state Route 78 in San Marcos, authorities said.A semi truck was reportedly disabled around 12:15 a.m. in the left lane of eastbound state Route 78 west of Twin Oaks Valley Road, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.Around 12:55 a.m., a person told dispatchers that a vehicle crashed into the back of the semi truck and the vehicle was totaled.It was not immediately clear how many people were inside the vehicle that struck the semi truck.As of 5:45 a.m., the right lane of eastbound SR-78 west of Twin Oaks Valley Road remained closed, the CHP said.CHP officers were investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash. last_img read more

Register Now ASA Members Receive Discount to PrecisionAg Institutes 2nd Big Data

first_imgThe PrecisionAg Institute hosts their second Big Data Workshop on Feb. 16 in Columbus, Ohio. Since ASA is a member of the Institute, there is a special discounted rate on the registration fee available to ASA members. Click here for more information about this event and to register.Enter AMSBD in the discount code box to receive a lower rate on your registration. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact Michelle Hummel at mhummel@soy.org or (314) 754-1328.last_img

Columbia to reach flood stage Tuesday weather service says

first_imgSalmon Creek Greenway swamped by Columbia’s overflow.Already-high water levels on the Columbia River are expected to climb higher today, pushing past the 16-foot flood stage in Vancouver. As a result, this week there is a possibility of flooding in low-lying areas near the river’s bank, according to the National Weather Service. About 3:45 p.m. Monday, the weather service issued a flood watch for the Columbia, saying it would affect some areas in Clark and Multnomah counties.“The river level in the Columbia River system will rise slowly over the next few days as increased snowmelt water from east of the Cascades reaches the lower Columbia River system,” the bulletin said. “Wet weather anticipated midweek may result in additional river rises late in the week.”Forecasts predict the river at Vancouver will surpass 16 feet and hover near or above that mark the rest of the week. If predicted showers materialize, high river flows could flood access roads and some low-lying properties. Rain figures into the forecast through at least Friday. The water levels will fluctuate about six inches during the high to low tide cycle. The river spent much of Monday about 15.7 feet above sea level, according to the weather service. Other local streams feeding into the Columbia are also high.last_img read more

Home sales up 54 percent in Clark County

first_imgThe number of Clark County homes sold climbed in July, driven by first-time buyers and investors who chipped away at the inventory of bargain-priced houses.But an ongoing price free-fall means the area’s housing market has yet to recover, according to local real estate experts. Beyond purchasers of low-cost entry-level homes, buyers seem hesitant to spend and sellers seem wary of the low prices their houses are likely to fetch. That’s created a housing market that’s difficult to predict, with some real estate experts anticipating prices to stabilize early next year, and others more wary about the futureThe number of county homes sold in July rose 53.8 percent compared with the same month last year, according to data compiled by Vancouver-based Riley & Marks appraisal firm. The company’s “benchmarks” tracking service tallied 512 sales of existing and new single-family homes last month. That was the most sold in July since 2009. It was also 179 more houses than were sold in July 2010, a period influenced by the momentum of federal tax credits for first-time and move-up buyers.“That program grabbed a lot of buyers and carried them through July,” said Terry Wollam, an agent with Re/Max Equity Group and president of the Clark County Association of Realtors. But then the program ended, and during the second half of 2010, home sales plummeted to record lows, a slump that continued through the first three months of 2011.last_img read more

Hazel Dell road project raises access concerns

first_imgWork on a long-awaited upgrade to a section of Northeast 88th Street in Hazel Dell will get under way in June, and the most frequently asked question at an open house was, “How will I get to my house during construction?”The section of 88th Street from St. Johns Road to Andresen Road was completed a few years ago, and workers will now widen and upgrade a 1.7-mile stretch from Highway 99 to St. Johns Road. This work will be more complicated than the eastern portion because it’s primarily residential, said Jeff Mize, spokesman for Clark County Public Works.There’s a number of driveways along 88th Street, as well as homes on adjacent streets that can only be accessed by 88th Street, Mize said.“We estimate there are more than 300 homes that will need to have access maintained during a project that will span two seasons,” Mize said.That count doesn’t include a large apartment complex along the north side of 88th Street just east of Highway 99.A bid is expected to be awarded June 5 and construction is expected to start in mid-June. Workers from Northwest Natural Gas Co. have been relocating gas lines before road construction begins, Mize said. When one construction season ends and another begins depends on weather, he said. Currently, the county expects the project to be completed by October 2013, but lousy weather and other factors could cause construction to extend into 2014.last_img read more

Inmate dies at Clark County Jail

first_imgAn inmate was found dead in the Clark County Jail early this morning, apparently as the result of a suicide.It was the second such death at the jail this week.Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman said that custody officers were making a routine security check about 12:30 a.m. when they found the man, whose name was not immediately released, unresponsive in his cell.The officers and jail medical staff began first aid and Vancouver Fire Department paramedics were summoned, but the man could not be revived.Major crimes detectives will investigate the death. The preliminary indication is the man hanged himself, Neiman said.The man’s body was released to the Clark County Medical Examiner.Although suicides in the jail are rare, another occurred just last Sunday. Shawn Rahier, 42, was found hanging in a shower stall around lunchtime. He had been arrested on a domestic violence charge.A county report earlier this year noted there were a record 18 suicide attempts in 2011 in the jail; one inmate died. Suicide attempts at the jail, which has an average daily population of about 700, have more than doubled over the last five years. According to the report, more jail inmates today have mental health and/or addiction issues.last_img read more

Try This Pick up paddle join party

first_imgThe 21st annual Spring Paddle Festival offers a chance to explore Vancouver Lake by kayak and canoe, with more than 100 boats ready to try. Aimed at those looking to learn, the event includes demonstrations and discussions ranging from how to choose the right paddle to gearing up for multiday kayak trips, boat repair and paddling with kids.When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday.Where: Vancouver Lake, 6801 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver.Cost: Free.Web: http://aldercreek.com/21st-annual-spring-paddle-festivalThe paddle festival is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.2. Nurture an ideaDo-it-yourselfers can find a bit of inspiration at the Home and Garden Idea Fair. Clark Public Utilities hosts the 22nd annual fair filled with home improvement ideas, sustainable practices information and expert presentations. There will also be a plant sale, a farmers market and demonstrations. The event includes a tie-in to Clark Public Utilities’ 75th anniversary with an exhibit on the utility’s history.When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Where: Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.Cost: Free, $6 for parking, canned food donations encouraged.Web: http://homeandgardenideafair.com 3. Tongue-in-cheek funThe Va Va Voom Troupe presents “Everything Old is New Again,” a take on the old-time radio programs. It will be variety show of song parodies, duets, a bit of Elvis, Cousin Minnie Pearl, clog dancing and stand-up comedy. The troupe is made up of adults who are 50 years and older.When: 7:30 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.Where: Serendipity Playhouse, 500 Washington St., VancouverAdmission: $15.Telephone: 360-546-5855.Web: http://vavavoomtroupe.com 4. A pea and a princessThe theatrical strength of Battle Ground and Prairie high schools will take on the musical made famous by Carol Burnett. “Once Upon a Mattress” is set in the medieval kingdom ruled by the devious Queen Aggravain. She refuses to let anyone marry the handsome Prince Dauntless without taking her test. Princess Winnifred must prove her “sensitivity” by sleeping on top of a pea under a pile of mattresses. The production features a cast of 32 students and a four-piece band.When: 7 tonight.Where: Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St. Battle Ground.Cost: $12, $8 seniors, $6 students.Telephone: 360-513-1402.Web: http://seatyourself.biz/bghs 5. ‘The Big Wedding’A weekend wedding celebration becomes an elaborate hoax as divorced Don and Ellie Griffin (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) are forced to play nice during their adopted son’s (Ben Barnes) wedding, especially when his biological mother unexpectedly attends. “The Big Wedding” is rated R.last_img read more