EXHIBITION SPACE STILL AVAILABLE AT BARRE GARDEN SHOWBarre, Vt. (March 3, 2008) Organizers of the first-ever Central Vermont Garden Show are looking for more vendors and exhibitors.The event, slated for March 14-16 at the Barre Civic Center, includes landscape exhibits, a garden railroad, floral competitions, a silent auction and educational workshops. Well-known author and herbalist Rosemary Gladstar — founder of the Sage Mountain Retreat and United Plant Savers International, respectively — will deliver the keynote address. In addition, industry experts will present on several topics, such as rain gardens, landscaping and bonsai.There is still time to join the first-class lineup of exhibitors and vendors already scheduled to participate in the Central Vermont Garden Show, said Co-Chair Jeanne Daniele. “This is a fantastic, affordable opportunity for all landscapers, stonemasons, sugar makers and nonprofits to showcase what they do best in front of hundreds of spectators.”All participants are encouraged to use “green” displays that emphasize energy efficiency, creative recycling and sustainable practices. In keeping with the show’s theme, “A Green Mountain Spring,” exhibitors and vendors are also asked to utilize early bulbs, evergreens, still-bare trees and shrubs, greenhouses and snow as design elements.The Central Vermont Garden Show runs March 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Central Vermont YMCA. Parties interested in vending or exhibiting should contact Daniele at (802) 479-9038 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).ABOUT THE CENTRAL VERMONT GARDEN SHOWThe Central Vermont Garden Show gains its inspiration from the Chittenden County-based Vermont Garden Show. The Granite City installment is presented by the Barre Partnership and will benefit the Friends of the Central Vermont YMCA, a local group looking to build a community recreation center. For more information, contact (802) 479-9038, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or www.cvtgardenshow.org(link is external).
However, she added that travel agents have had difficulties in assisting customers’ cash refund requests as airlines has scrapped their auto-refund scheme, hence prolonging the process, as it requires the agents to manually follow-up the requests.With the auto-refund scheme, airlines usually automatically approved the refund request and transfer the money to travel agents within two to three weeks. However, airlines scrapped the system in March this year.The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has severely battered the travel industry, including airlines, as travel demand slowed and operational costs burden the companies. Airlines have also been forced to cancel flights due to travel restrictions to contain the virus.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates a 49 percent drop in passenger numbers and an $8.2 billion drop in revenue for the Indonesian airline industry this year, compared to last year. Topics : Airlines have yet to approve most passengers’ requests for cash refunds of cancelled international flights following the massive number of cancellations amid the pandemic, the Indonesian Travel Agent Association (Astindo) has stated.From Rp 2.45 trillion (US$173.2 million) worth of cash refunds requested for cancelled international flights issued between January to February this year, only Rp 852 billion have been refunded so far, according to Astindo data collected from its members.“This is only for international flights, not to mention domestic flights,” Astindo secretary-general Pauline Soeharno told The Jakarta Post on Thursday, adding that customers still preferred cash refunds over travel vouchers. Astindo travel agents have also reported a 90 percent drop in sales since the pandemic started.The refunding problem also plagues cancelled domestic flights, as travel agents are unable to help by refunding customers from their internal cash due to slumping sales.Airlines have only provided refunds in the form of credits and deposits for future booking to travel agents, which cannot be cashed out.Aviation observer Gerry Soejatman said on Thursday that both airlines and travel agents are in the middle of an unfortunate situation at the moment.“Through travel vouchers, airlines are trying to uphold consumer rights without making themselves bankrupt. If the airline goes bankrupt, the travel agent will also get affected and customers will be upset,” he said. He encouraged customers to use the travel vouchers option for the refunds, considering the current situation.“The best middle ground now is travel voucher as a form of refund,” Gerry said.IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement on April 3 that passengers had the right to get their money, as they had spent money on a service that could not be delivered.However, during this difficult time, airlines were facing an imminent depletion of cash. Providing vouchers as a refund that could be used for future travel would give the industry “vital time to breathe” and eventually survive the crisis, he said.
The Batesville Bulldogs weathered a push by Rushville in the sixth inning where the Bulldogs coughed up three runs, but the Bulldogs still won 7-4 on Monday. The big inning for Rushville came thanks to a single by Mason Springman and a double by Tyler Wilson.In the first inning, Batesville got their offense started, as Calvin Sherwood singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.The Bulldogs put up five runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower by Batesville was led by Quinn Werner, Sherwood, Joe Bohman and Jayden Beal, all driving in runs in the frame.Bohman was credited with the victory for Batesville He went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking zero. He is 3-3 on the year. Freshman Sam Voegele threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen to close out the game.Aaron Duncan took the loss for Rushville. He went six innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and striking out six.Sherwood went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bulldogs in hits. Batesville stole seven bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Kyle Siefert led the way with two.The win puts the Bulldogs even on the year at 10-10 and 4-7 in the EIAC. Batesville will take on the Hauser Jets for Youth League Night at the Plex on Tuesday, May 8th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.The Batesville Bulldogs JV Baseball team continued their winning streak pushing it to 7 straight. They played conference opponent Rushville and came up victorious by a score of 10-8. The Bulldogs ended up with 10 hits led by Adam Cox who went 3-4 with a triple and Garrett Lee and Seth Gausman each chipped in two hits a piece.Nate Eckstein started on the mound and threw 4 solid innings only giving up 2 earned runs. Clay Grunkemeyer came in in relief and did a good job of holding them in check not allowing any earned runs. Bulldog pitchers combined to only allow 2 earned runs only walk one and they struck out 7.JV record improves to 9-3 overall and 6-3 in conference play. The Bulldogs will travel to Rushville on Thursday to play the Lions. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the High School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer.