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December 14th 2005

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Alicia the student takes part in supermodel search

Alicia Tracey (17), a student at the Abbey Vocational School, from Inver in Co. Donegal took the catwalk in the Ford Supermodel of the World search in the Morrison Hotel in Dublin on Thursday, Dec 1st.  
Teodora Sutra from Wexford was chosen to go to New York to participate in the world final of the search. However Alicia really impressed the judging panel which included Micheal Stein, Director of Ford Europe; Caroline Boardman, Rimmel, London; Julian Fallon, 1st Option; Jane Fortune, Ballygowan; Alan Boyce, Toni & Guy; Laura Bermingham, Ireland on Sunday.
Alicia has been offered a contract with 1st Option Models in Dublin and, if she chooses, has a very exciting career in modelling ahead of her.
Alicia would like to thank her parents, Anthony and Mary, for all their support and also thanks Mary Meehan at Verve for the experience she gave her through the years modelling at charity fashion shows.

Drimarone Notes

The Children’s Christmas Party will be held in the Bluestack Centre, Drimarone, on Sunday 18th December at 3pm. €5 for 1 child, €8 for 2 and €10 and 3 children. Names and ages to be left with Pamela (Centre manager) at 9735564.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Dinny McGroary (Bluestack Bar), Nan McGroary and extended McGroary family on the death of Caroline McGroary. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dhílis.
Deepest sympathy to the Mohan family, Tullynagrena, on the death of Joseph Mohan in America and to the Breslin family, Drimalost on the death of Edward Breslin, Frosses. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dhílis.
The variety concert held in the Bluestack Centre, Drimarone, last Sunday night was a huge success - the Centre was packed to capacity and all the participating artists gave first class entertainment. Well done of the organisers and to everyone concerned.
The winners of the Drimarone Development Association weekly draw for the past two weeks were Mary McGroary and Michael Quinn.
Deepest sympathy to the O’Neill family on the death of Michael O’Neill. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dhílis.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish Margaret, Jason, Patricia and Liam at the Times a very Happy Christmas - keep up the good work in 2006.
Nollag faoi shéan is faoi mhaise díobh go léir. Brid Curristin

Dianne Gallagher, with birthday girl Christina Scanlon, Noeleen Doherty and Pauline Malone at the Hospira Dinner Dance

(More pics in Print Edition)

McEniff would do us all a favour if he thought a bit before opening his mouth

You’d think as chairman of North West Tourism that Sean McEniff would be the last person to try and make us look like a crowd of eejits up here. But, copying what a Carrigart hotelier did decades ago over a porridge ad, motormouth Sean declared his intention to sue Met Eireann on what he deemed a faulty weather forecast. “I’m determined to do something about this – the met office has shafted us” moaned the Fianna Fail councillor.
Of course the national media immediately latched on to the story and used it to have a good laugh at the ‘half-wits’ in the north-west, and, not to be outdone, the Donegal Democrat wrote a lofty editorial acclaiming the Bundoran hotelier.
It’s about time, if the board of our tourism body is serious about attracting more visitors to this region, that they stop condoning this type of behavoir and make a serious effort to entice business back to an area that is suffering badly from lack of hospitality infrastructure and constructive marketing initiatives.

A proud Denis opens the door of his new premises on Quay St

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