Fonda Group closes St Albans plant

first_imgFonda Group closes St Albans plantThe Fonda Group, a manufacturer of decorative paper products, will close its St Albans plant November 1 as part of a consolidation by its parent corporation Solo Cup Company.All 168 jobs in Vermont will be lost, though employees are encouraged to apply for other jobs in the Solo company across the country. The nearest such facility is in North Andover in eastern Massachusetts.Fonda is one of St Albans oldest companies, going back 63 years. Fonda was bought by Solo in February 2003. Its other product lines include Sweetheart and Lily.last_img read more

He makes it so easy – Rooney believes Messi is better than Ronaldo

first_imgWAYNE Rooney believes Lionel Messi is a cut above the “incredible” Cristiano Ronaldo becausethe Barcelona superstar “will torture you before he kills you.”Rooney and Ronaldo tormented defences during time as team-mates in an outstanding ManchesterUnited side before the Portugal forward joined Real Madrid in 2009.Ronaldo and Messi have won the Ballon d’Or an astonishing 11 times between them, with Luka Modricthe only other player to land the award since 2007.Former England captain Rooney considers Messi, winner of the Ballon d’Or on six occasions, tobe the best on the planet.The Derby County skipper wrote in his Sunday Times column: “Ronaldo wasn’t as focused on goalswhen we started playing together but you could see that all he wanted was to be the best player in theworld.“He practised and practised and began to produce. Cristiano has become an incredible scorerand he and Messi are arguably the best two players the game has seen.“But despite my friendship with Cristiano, I’d go for Messi. It’s for the same reason I loved watching Xaviand [Paul] Scholes: it’s the different things in Messi’s game.“I’ve talked about composure and I can’t remember seeing Messi score when he has hit the ball as hardas he could. He just rolls them in, makes it so easy.“Ronaldo is ruthless in the box, a killer. But Messi will torture you before he kills you. With Messiyou just get the impression he is having more fun.“Those two have completely changed the game in terms of goalscoring numbers and I don’t thinkthey’ll ever be matched.” (Omnisport).last_img read more

Cooking Class Held at Senior Citizens Center to Make Microwaving Meals Easy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCooking as a senior or just for anyone can be a headache sometimes. That’s why Pampered Chef, Jess Krawczak by the Alpena Senior Citizens Center once a month to show quick techniques seniors can use for healthy meals, that are convenient for seniors.The center already offers lunch and dinner, but what about the most important meal of the day, breakfast. A lot of times seniors will miss out on breakfast because of all of the activities it comes with to prep a meal.When it comes to cooking as a senior a lot of injuries can happen, that’s why safety is key. With the use of microwaves, seniors don’t have to worry about turning on an oven, which could lead to a fire if they forget to turn it off.Krawczak also talked about using oil alternatives to remain heart healthy. Another key factoring demonstrated during the cooking class was sodium intake. Krawczak said natural flavor was key instead of using a saltshaker.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, Cooking Class, Eat Healthy, senior livingContinue ReadingPrevious ‘All Aboard’ Fundraiser Ready, and Set to Go!Next H.U.N.T. Series Part 2: Reporter, Star Connor Journeys US-23 for One Man’s Meth Cases That Expands 2 Countieslast_img read more