N House / DZL Architects

first_img N House / DZL Architects N House / DZL ArchitectsSave this projectSaveN House / DZL Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884051/n-house-dzl-architects Clipboard Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884051/n-house-dzl-architects Clipboard “COPY” 2017 Architects: DZL Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Normann Copenhagen, Poliform, Vitra, Yair Doram, Perfect windows, VerenaTechnical Info:Itay GilGeneral Contractor:Tal GoldfarbSite Supervisor:kedem nihulLandscape Design:Pnina and YaronPreliminary Design:David LebenthalSite Area:600 m2Project Architect:Ayala Grunwald SchwartzbergDesign Team:David Lebenthal, Ayala Grunwald SchwartzbergCity:Ramat HasharonCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tal NisimRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The project sits in a quiet residential neighborhood northeast of Tel Aviv. It is a single-family house that shares a party wall with its neighbor. The brief was to design a single family dwelling for a young family with four children. The client requested a house with a small footprint, that would create a large garden for the kids to play. The site is elongated and has a relatively steep topographic change between its front and backyard. Therefore we faced a challenge in fitting all of the necessary programs whilst maintaining a pleasant footprint. In order to break the mass of the house and provide a more gentle footprint, we proposed to divide the house into a series of cubes with a courtyard separating them. This would allow light to enter into more spaces within the home and would break the mass of the facade.Save this picture!© Tal NisimIt also helped to break the spaces within the house into square rooms. In addition, the volumes that subdivide the space help to define the internal program by differentiating between functions. The first floor is interconnected by a bridge which connects the master bedroom and children’s rooms. This helps create privacy for the master bedroom suite. In addition to the interior, the garden was an integral part of our design helping to create a series of spaces each with its individual character. We believe that the garden should be experienced within the house as well as help facilitate additional activities. There is a small patio between the car park and house, which is a place to drink coffee or tea or read a book.Save this picture!© Tal NisimSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Tal NisimThere is an additional patio in the children’s playroom which creates an arts and crafts space in the basement whilst providing natural light in the space. The rear garden has three areas, an outdoor salon adjacent to the internal salon. An outdoor dining area and kitchen for entertaining guests. There is a raised terrace which creates an elevated area with views of the house and garden. The materiality of the space consists of white render, exposed concrete, black aluminum, oak wood, and Natural Stone. This material palette is visible throughout the house. It helps to stitch the spaces together. The choice of the white render is a climatic one, as we have 300 days of sunshine. Therefore we chose a material that would blend into its surroundings as well as not attract unnecessary heat and sunlight. The use of external louvers and large openings to the North create the ability to enjoy the view while not being blinded by the sun.Save this picture!© Tal NisimProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV Clad Flexible, Mixed-Use Munich Building in Giant German Slang WordsArchitecture NewsHate Contemporary Architecture? 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Tal Nisim+ 22 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Ramat Hasharon, Israel Photographs:  Tal Nisim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Photographs Israel “COPY”last_img read more

SKINS launches crowdfunding campaign to extend its campaigning to clean up sport

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Corporate Social Responsibility crowdfunding governance Howard Lake | 15 February 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Executive Chairman, Jaimie Fuller, said:“SKINS began life making sportswear that enabled athletes to improve their performance.  Over the years, our mission has transcended the field of play and we have become increasingly concerned with making a difference in the world of sport.  We see crowdfunding as a fantastic opportunity for like-minded people to become part of our journey.”  163 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img Sportswear company SKINS has launched a £2 million equity crowdfunding campaign to help it expand its campaigning work to improve corporate governance within sport.Its founder Jaimie Fuller has been involved in a number of activist campaigns including calling for reform in FIFA last year, and pressing for governance change at world cycling’s UCI and the International Olympic Committee, together with promoting the antidoping movement.The Australian brand was founded in 1996 and sells products in 43 countries.Its crowdfunding campaign will run in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The campaign launches today on Seedrs in the UK and Europe and its partner company Equitise in Australia and New Zealand.It is an example of a for-profit company getting involved in campaigning for change, and using crowdfunding to raise funds to enable it to achieve more. SKINS launches crowdfunding campaign to extend its campaigning to clean up sport  164 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisementlast_img read more

Fundraiser salaries increase just 1% overall but big swings in some categories, survey shows

first_imgThe starting point of the Junior salary range increased by 2% on average, rising to £21,500, with an average of £23.5k.At Officer / Senior/ Senior Executive role level, average salaries ranged from £29k – £31k, ranging from £24k-£35k for a Community / Regional Fundraiser up to a top salary of 39.5k for a Major Donor Fundraiser.  404 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Fundraiser salaries increase just 1% overall but big swings in some categories, survey shows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Average salaries for Manager level roles ranged from £38k to £42.5k, with starting points of £30k for Trust Fundraising Managers, Major Donor Fundraising Managers and Direct Marketing Managers and rising to a high of £60k in some categories. There is however some overlap between Officer / Executive level posts and Manager posts and for the purposes of the survey, jobs listed under the heading of Manager include those with middle management responsibilities, managers of departments and posts that involve staff responsibility. Senior roles of Director and Head of Fundraising in organisations with an income under £5m saw average salaries reach £55.5k, ranging from £43-77k.In the survey, Liz Grimes, Kage Partnership comments: “The NfP sector has taken a bit of a battering over the last few years with fundraising a primary target. The pressure on fundraising recruiters to get it right is immense. There is less appetite for taking risks, with some recruiters instead opting for ‘tried and tested’ rather than those who could be game changers.“In what could be an increasingly unpredictable economic climate in the months and years ahead, the need to keep an open mind and employ creativity in relation to fundraising recruitment could be vital to future fundraising success. Fundraisers with proven experience and tangible achievements to match are in demand and still hold the cards but, even so, are having to jump through hoops to secure jobs.” Melanie May | 29 January 2019 | Newscenter_img Fundraiser salaries increased by just 1% overall last year but some categories experienced big swings with events seeing the largest rise – 8.5% overall – according to Kage Partnership’s annual Fundraising Salary Survey.Demand still outstrips supply for fundraisers with those at Manager level the most sought after, according to the survey, which is based on data on fundraising vacancies in 141 charities that were registered with Kage Partnership over a 12-month period from January-December 2018. The figures represent advertised salaries for jobs based in London and the South East.Salary increases were seen in seven of the 14 categories, and events salaries across Officer and Manager levels showing the largest increases, with an average increase of 8.5%. Officer level roles saw the largest swings in average salary levels while Manager level roles saw a slightly more increases than this level. However overall, salaries only increased by just over 1% in the past year – a slight decrease on the previous year.  403 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Fundraising Jobs Research / statistics About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Thomond Park worth €50 million a year to local economy

first_imgPrint NewsPoliticsThomond Park worth €50 million a year to local economyBy Alan Jacques – May 28, 2018 1001 Previous articleO’Connell Street rejuvenation plan hit by delaysNext articleCall to keep Limerick maternity hospital building in public ownership Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Northern Trust Chief Economist gives largely positive outlook for Irish economy at Limerick Chamber event Limerick rents now at an unsustainable level Advertisement Thomond Park, Limerick as viewed from the tp ot the Clarion Hotel.Pic: Don Moloney/Press 22THE economic value of Thomond Park and Munster Rugby to Limerick and the region was driven home at City Hall this Monday.Munster Rugby chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald told councillors that the overall economic impact of a regular ten match season clocks in at over €50 million a year for Limerick and the region. The direct expenditure from this equates to more than €30 million into the local economy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Since the stadium re-opened in 2008, the overall economic impact adds up to €500 million with direct expenditure in that timeframe, bringing in €300 million to local businesses.On match day, Mr Fitzgerald said, Thomond Park generates employment for about 650 people. Contracts with over 40 local companies and suppliers give additional business and employment on an annual basis.Thomond Park also runs over 100 non-match day conference and corporate events a year with an average attendance of over 5,000 people. Fifty per cent of these require accommodation in Limerick delivering business to local hotels and the hospitality sector.“We are running a business and have to be really frugal. We are not breaking even at the moment,” he claimed.Councillors were chomping at the bit to say nice things about the stadium.“Thomond Park is wonderful. It is a top-class stadium,” Independent councillor John Gilligan said.“It is an iconic stadium, an iconic brand and it’s important we protect it,” Labour’s Joe Leddin declared.“It is a gem of a place,” Solidarity councillor Paul Keller added.Read more politics news here. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedincenter_img TAGSConcerteconomyGarrett FitzgeraldJohn GilliganPaul KellerpoliticsThomond Park Email Limerick Post Show | August 23rd 2019 The economic forecast is bright for Limerick #LiveOnline – An Evening with Eleanor Shanley & Mike Hanrahan WhatsApp Twitter Sarah Dolan sings in tribute to famous Limerick opera starlast_img read more

Foreclosures Fall Below Pre-recession Levels

first_img Foreclosure activity is now below pre-recession levels, according to the Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released by ATTOM Data Solutions on Thursday. Nearly half of all U.S. metro markets are also below their pre-recession points.According to the report, there were 234,508 foreclosure filings across the nation in the first quarter of 2017. That marks an 11-percent dip from Q4 2016, a 19-percent one from one year ago, and a 16-percent drop from the pre-recession average of 278,912. U.S. foreclosure activity is now at its lowest point since Q3 2006.“U.S. foreclosure activity, on a quarterly basis, first dipped below pre-recession averages in the fourth quarter of last year, and this report shows that trend continuing for the second consecutive quarter,” said Daren Blomquist, Senior Vice President with ATTOM Data Solutions. “The number of local markets dropping below pre-recession levels continues to grow, up from 78 a year ago to 102 in this report.”Drilling deeper, 102 out of 216 metro areas saw pre-recession era foreclosure levels in the first quarter of 2017. Foreclosure activity in Dallas dropped 73 percent below pre-recession average; Atlanta, 67 percent; Houston, 52 percent; and Los Angeles (46 percent.) San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit, and Seattle also saw Q1 foreclosures well below their pre-recession points.According to Matthew Watercutter, Senior Regional Vice President and Broker of Record at HER Realtors in Ohio, the low rates of foreclosure are likely tied to unemployment rates.“The reduced number of foreclosure properties is consistent with lower unemployment rates and is contributing to the lack of inventory available to consumers, “Watercutter said. “That low inventory, coupled with increased demand, is causing an increase in housing costs, a reduction in days on market, and causing frustration among homebuyers wanting to purchase.”But the report wasn’t all good news. Despite foreclosures being down nationwide, there are still a large number of markets seeing foreclosure activity above their pre-recession levels. A total of 114 out of 216 markets—or 53 percent—fall into this category.Some of the larger markets where foreclosures were above pre-recession points included: Philadelphia, 97 percent about; New York, 80 percent; Washington, D.C., 64 percent; Boston, 26 percent; and Chicago, 9 percent. Foreclosure rates were highest in New Jersey, Maryland, and Nevada. In New Jersey, one in every 497 households had a foreclosure filing.Overall, foreclosure filings were also up slightly month-over-month, rising 1 percent over February, though they were down 24 percent over March 2016. This is the 18th month in a row foreclosure activity has dipped.Read the full report at RealtyTrac.com. Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News April 13, 2017 1,637 Views Foreclosure 2017-04-13 Seth Welborn Subscribe Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Tagged with: Foreclosure Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosures Fall Below Pre-recession Levels Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosures Fall Below Pre-recession Levels The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: ClosingCorp Chosen as Best Service Provider Next: Several Banks Report Declining Mortgage Revenue The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Letterkenny is Donegal’s tidiest town

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Letterkenny is Donegal’s tidiest town Letterkenny is Donegal’s tidiest town, with 306 points, up two from last year, and four away from the national winners Killarney.Glenties takes second place in Donegal with 302 points, up one on last year, while Malin also gains an extra point to finish this year on 300 points.There’s a bronze medal for Buncrana, which has shown huge improvement with 287 points, 11 up on last year.Mayor Nicholas Crossan says it’s an indication of what can happen when the council and the community work together………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ncross1.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ By News Highland – September 5, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleCycling – Medal haul for Sinead Jennings at Track ChampionshipsNext articlePreliminary enquiry postponed in case of man accused of Derry murder News Highland WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Individual reports for each town can be accessed here Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Sickness absence: NICE guidelines to focus on line managers

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Sickness absence: NICE guidelines to focus on line managersBy Nic Paton on 29 Oct 2014 in Sickness absence management, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Today Comments are closed. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing guidelines to help employers improve the health and wellbeing of their workers.The guidelines, currently still in draft form, recommend adopting flexible work patterns and giving line managers a greater role and responsibility in this area, as well as better training.Job design and general work patterns and the working environment should also be factors under consideration, as these can have an effect on health and wellbeing, NICE has argued.This should include ensuring that line managers have the power to be flexible, within reason, around work scheduling, so as to give employees more control over their working time.For senior management, it has recommended that executive teams ensure they are familiar with the business case for improving health and wellbeing and that this is included in all corporate and recruitment policies.XpertHR resourcesLine manager briefing: long term sickness absenceLine manager briefing: short term sickness absenceProfessor Mike Kelly, director of the centre for public health at NICE, said: “Employers and managers need to recognise the value and benefits of a healthy workplace and what a difference it can make, not only to their employees, but to the productivity of their business“Each year more than a million working people in the UK experience a work-related illness. It is not only the physical hazards of work – long irregular hours, lack of activity or repetitive injuries – that damage people’s health. Other factors such as lack of control over work, conflicts and discriminatory practices can also have an effect.”last_img read more

Successive geothermal, volcanic-hydrothermal and contact-metasomatic events in Cenozoic volcanic-arc basalts, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

first_imgHydrothermal alteration in volcanic arcs occurs in many settings and may involve magmatic, marine, lacustrine or groundwaters, driven by magmatic, tectonic or thermal events. King George Island, part of the South Shetland Island Cenozoic volcanic arc, contains an 80 km long zoneof propylitized volcanic rocks, with numerous occurrences of quartz veining, silicic, sericitic, argillic and advanced-argillic alteration. On Barton Peninsula, a basaltic lava sequence (49–44 Ma) intruded by a small, high-level granodiorite pluton (~ 42 Ma), contains these alteration types, previously interpreted as a single porphyry-copper system. In this study, we report three, possibly four, distinct fossil hydrothermal episodes. (1) Banded chalcedonic quartz, quartz-sericite and propylitic alteration occurs along ESE faults and as reworked clasts in nearby tuffs. Drusy quartz + calcite veins withsilicic/sericitic, argillic and propylitic wallrocks may represent feeders to the near-surface silicification.These characteristics, and anomalous Ag + Pb + Sb + Au plus Te + Se + Zn + As, suggest a neutralpH geothermal system that was active during volcanism. (2) The lavas and banded-quartz rocks were brecciated, veined and replaced by alunite + native sulphur + pyrite, and pyrophyllite + quartz + pyrite + zunyite + diaspore assemblages with anomalous Hg + Se + As + Bi + Au + Tl + Sb + Cu. Such advanced-argillic alteration is diagnostic of degassing of a felsic magma into shallow (< 500 m) meteoric groundwaters. Rhyolite tuffs, previously not reported on King George Island, may represent leakage of this magma to the surface. (3) Subsequent burial to ~ 3 km was followed by emplacement of a granodiorite pluton and formation of a silicic contact-metasomatic aureole containing muscovite,biotite, actinolite, magnetite, K-feldspar and tourmaline. Disseminated andalusite + corundum also formed in areas previously affected by the advanced-argillic alteration. Iron/copper-sulphide veinlets are locally abundant, but a porphyry-style geochemical signature is not present. Early Cretaceous Ar–Ar ages near the intrusive contact indicate flow of an excess Ar-bearing hydrothermal plume upthe contact. Finally, isolated areas of propylitic alteration in the lavas nearby may be related either toquartz veins of episode 1 at depth or to (4) continued circulation of heated groundwaters around the cooling plutonlast_img read more

Mid-Cretaceous ductile deformation on the Eastern Palmer Land Shear Zone, Antarctica, and implications for timing of Mesozoic terrane collision

first_imgAr–Ar dating of high-strain ductile mylonites of the Eastern Palmer Land Shear Zone in the southern Antarctic Peninsula indicates that reverse movement on the shear zone occurred in late Early Cretaceous times (Albian), and not latest Jurassic times as previously supposed. The Eastern Palmer Land Shear Zone forms a major tectonic boundary, separating suspect arc terranes from rocksof Gondwana continental affinity. The dated mylonites are developed in Lower Jurassic plutonic rocks at Mount Sullivan, eastern Palmer Land, and form part of a zone of ductile reverse deformation up to 25 km wide. Biotite from a fine-grained mafic mylonite yields an Ar–Ar cooling age of 102.8±3.3 Ma. Movement of this age on the Eastern Palmer Land Shear Zone is coeval with circum-Pacific deformation, possibly related to a mantle superplume event, and provides support for allochthonousterranemodels for the Antarctic Peninsula with accretion in post-Early Cretaceous times.last_img read more

“Earlier than the Bird” Delights Shoppers

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThere are a few requirements for holiday shopping: a list so that you have an idea of what you will get your family and friends, and a plan showing you where you will likely find the best deals on those perfect gifts.And if you headed to Ocean City on Saturday for “Earlier than the Bird,” from 8 a.m. to noon, like hundreds of other shoppers, you also needed your pajamas.With temperatures in the mid-40s, no one was complaining about being dressed in their night clothes for the popular annual shopping extravaganza. It seemed the holiday-themed robes and fluffy socks were enough to take shoppers from shop to shop.Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, said of the event, “We are so excited to see so many shoppers enjoying the downtown before Thanksgiving. It is really wonderful.”The event is eight years old and grows bigger and better every year, Gillian pointed out.“What a wonderful way to start the holiday season,” she said.From left, Chamber members Shawnda McGinnis, Rose Savastano, Justin Juliano, the Turkey mascot, Mimi Cottrell, Executive Director Michele Gillian and Sally Huff. (Photo courtesy of Chamber of Commerce)Adding to the festive downtown atmosphere were wreaths adorned with red bows that hung over top Asbury Avenue and garland and ribbons wrapped around old-fashioned style lamp posts.There were even free horse and carriage rides from noon to 3 p.m., which added to the holiday spirit. Carriage rides continue at the same time Sunday.Shoppers strolled around in fluffy slippers and robes decorated with Christmas motifs. There were even people dressed as elves.Like previous years, people attended “Earlier than the Bird” to enjoy the holiday shopping excitement and be a part of the festive spirit. The lucky ones could win prizes for best-dressed.Aside from discounts on merchandise were free cups of coffee and donuts at participating locations.“There is no other place like it. No one does something quite like this,” Nicole Zaccarelli, of Philadelphia, summed up the atmosphere. “Even though I’m from Philly, there really is nothing else like it.”And the sales didn’t hurt the happy mood.“There are lots of sales,” Nicole’s sister, Melissa Zaccarelli, of Blackwood, N.J., noted.Horse and carriage rides help transform the downtown into a winter wonderland.The Zaccarelli sisters were joined by their mother, Gail, of Delaware County, Pa., who has a vacation home in Marmora.The family wore red robes decorated with a pattern of Christmas lights.Gail Zaccarelli said a bit about what she thought of the resort.“It is like being in a Hallmark movie. Ocean City is special. It has a small-town feel and is really homey,” she noted.The Zaccarelli family had just begun their shopping journey down Asbury Avenue, but had already purchased ornaments and gifts for family. Gail even treated herself to a craft.One mother-daughter duo from Ocean City spent some time deciding what type of pajamas to wear.“They are supposed to be bears, but they don’t really look like them,” joked Lizzie Peteraf of the fluffy slippers she and her mom, Lisa Peteraf, selected.Lizzie Peteraf, left, of Ocean City and her mom, Lisa Peteraf, just get started on their holiday shopping spree.The two also wore flannel pajamas with an outdoor holiday theme. Bundled in hats, they said the weather really was perfect, especially because it was sunny.“It’s a lot of fun today. We are getting some good deals,” Lizzie said. “It’s a great way to start the holiday season.”“We enjoy Earlier than the Bird every year,” Lisa noted. “We get a jumpstart on gifts and it’s a lot of fun.”Ocean City residents from left, Virginia Germano, Alice Picardo, Laura Baisas, and Casey and Jenny Picardo take a seat in a lifeguard boat while awaiting the winners of the drawings.While some people walked along the avenue in search of bargains, Laura Baisas, of Ocean City, and her family decided to plop down in the lifeguard boat in Mark Soifer Park, where a radio personality was announcing winners of raffles.Baisas said, “It’s an amazing way to kick off the holiday season and support local businesses.”For information about the Chamber of Commerce and Ocean City events visit www.oceancityvacation.com or call 1-800-BeachNJ.Friends Kari Dukes and Lynn Mesure, both of Philadelphia, await a horse and carriage ride clad in pajamas and glittery slippers.Ocean City mascots Martin Z. and Mollie Mollusk get into the spirit. (Photo courtesy of Chamber of Commerce) Shoppers in 2019 donned their PJs for “Earlier than the Bird.”last_img read more