‘Warring factions’ causing pickleball drama

Carolina Beach removes skill levels for pickleball after ‘warring factions’ tell others ‘you can’t play with us’

 

CAROLINA BEACH — Being told you can’t play on the same court as someone else might sound like middle-school drama, but in Carolina Beach, it’s not the children who are fussing over a game.

According to town emails between a resident and Parks and Programs Superintendent Tim Murphy, there has been some tension on the pickleball courts.

Recently the town decided it would be best to remove advanced and intermediate pickleball hours from its schedule, instead opting for an ‘all-levels’ open play due to some disputes amongst players.

“Taking this into consideration, and the new influx of people who have joined and are interested in playing, Eric, myself and the front desk staff think the best way to schedule moving forward is to make open pickleball for all skill types. I hope you understand this decision and still enjoy participating. We love seeing the gym full of people playing pickleball,” he concluded.

The resident acknowledged there has been some so-called “pickleball drama” between “warring factions” but said he has not experienced someone telling another player they cannot play.

“If I may add a variation to the pickleball drama. Yes, there is a level of angst between the warring factions, please understand my tongue in cheek. However, I am there mostly every day and I have never heard any player say that others can’t play. Is there mumbling and grumbling, oh yeah, by both sides.

“In fact, I have discussed that levels are self-regulated as they are at the Y where I play weekends. Do paddles get moved, yes by both sides. If I don’t want to play with a person(s), I’ll hold my paddle out for the next group or grouping that I want,” the resident said in his email.

https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2019/01/11/carolina-beach-removes-skill-levels-for-pickleball-after-warring-factions-tell-others-you-cant-play-with-us/

Easton’s Ames Free Library featured on ‘Chronicle’ TV Show

EASTON — It’s a feeling Uma Hiremath gets every time she steps into the warm, butternut-colored barrel vault room at the Ames Free Library.

Comfort. Coziness. Conviviality.

Or, as the Danish might say, that feeling of “hygge,” which was the focus of Wednesday night’s “Chronicle” program on WCVB-TV.

I’ve been working in this library for 10 years,” said Hiremath, the library’s director. “I look up and I see the barrel vault room and, involuntarily, I smile.”…

http://easton.wickedlocal.com/news/20190109/historic-easton-library-revealed-as-place-of-magic-on-tv-show

Massachusetts state committee says pot bars should be allowed

…The Public Safety and Community Mitigation subcommittee of the Cannabis Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the Cannabis Control Commission, voted 5-2 at a meeting on Wednesday to recommend allowing social consumption. It will be up to the commission whether to accept that recommendation and write regulations for social consumption…

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/01/social-consumption-of-marijuana-should-be-allowed-in-massachusetts-state-committee-says.html

Car payments and loans jump amid surging demand for cars, SUVs

While gas prices have been falling, the cost of monthly car payments keeps climbing.

During the third quarter of 2018, the average new car monthly payment accelerated to $530, with the average used car loan payment at $381. According to Experian Automotive data, both figures are at record highs…

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/03/car-payments-and-loans-jump-amid-surging-demand-for-cars-suvs.html

Authors use Ames Free Library Queset House Podcast Studio to create their own podcasts

Thanks to the Ames free Library, citizens lie Dan and Rob are now able to reserve recording time to create their own podcasts.

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The Mind Body Melt: Unlock Your True Potential Through Fitness, Meditations And Affirmations Paperback – March 13, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Body-Melt-Meditations-Affirmations/dp/0998288306

From Bach to Auerbach: Violin Solos with Michael Korn – Tomorrow 1/5/2019, Queset House, 2-3 PM

Michael Korn will be playing solo violin pieces from different epochs, stretching from Bach in the 17th century to Lera Auerbach, a current composer in New York City.
Michael began to play at the age of five and has been delighting audiences all over the world since then!
A not-to-be-missed event – free and open to all!
“…serious and fun…full of challenge – mixing the familiar and unusual in interesting ways…”  (The American Prize) 
For more information on Michael Korn, visit http://www.michaelkornviolinist.com.

Event Time

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Event Date(s)

January 05, 2019
Event Location:
Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons
51 Main St. Easton MA