Madison Financial Services PLC ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgMadison Financial Services PLC ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Madison Financial Services PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Madison Financial Services PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Madison Financial Services PLC (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileMadison Financial Services Plc is a financial services group in Zambia offering solutions for general insurance and life assurance products for personal and corporate clients in Zambia and Tanzania. The company operates in four segments: life assurance, non-life assurance, asset management and microfinance. Madison Financial Services offers a range of products; from life and term assurance to pension funds which include unitised, guaranteed, endowment and mortgage endowment options. Company subsidiaries offer a range of health insurance products, and personal, motor, household, commercial and business interruption insurance. Madison Financial Services also provides investment management services, as well as investment funds, unit trusts and brokering service. The microfinance division offers solutions for loans to small- and medium-sized companies and employees of public and private institutions. Madison Financial Services Plc was established in 1992 and is a subsidiary of Lawrence Sikutwa and Associates Limited. Madison Financial Services Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc is a leading non-aligned Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria focused on providing well-structured mortgage options as well as financial banking and advisory services. The company is the largest and most profitable Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria and one of seven licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). The company’s housing and mortgage products are available to residents of Nigeria. Its full suite of banking products and services is geared towards retail banking, wholesale banking, mortgage banking, lending and mortgages and electronic banking. Formerly known as Abbey Building Society Plc, the company changed its name to Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc in 2014. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 investing risks you should be wary of

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images When it comes to investing, many of us are quick to focus on the upside. We all like to think about how we can grow out wealth and build our portfolios up into bigger and bigger amounts. And we certainly can – but unfortunately many investors fail to factor in the risks.Many of these cautions are well-worn tales, but though they are as old as the hills, they don’t stop green and naive investors making the same mistakes again and again. Here are three investing risks that you should be aware of.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Never put all your eggs in one basketThis goes against Warren Buffett‘s advice of putting all your eggs in one basket.. and then guarding that basket with your life. But there is one big difference.Warren Buffett has spent a lifetime investing in companies, reading financial documents, and understanding what drives value. It’s likely that you, on the other hand, have not. I am also in that group, and so Warren Buffett’s advice is not particularly useful to us.Warren Buffett has earned the right to concentrate his capital. He knows what he’s doing. A new investor who has yet to make all of the novice mistakes and who is not yet battle-hardened should not be placing all of their portfolio into a single stock. If it sounds too good to be true… it probably isIt’s easy to be seduced by a blue sky story stock – the sort of stock that nobody really understands, but boy does it sound good! This is the stock that usually sounds great on paper, and is going to change the world. And usually, this company is the sort of stock that talks a good talk, but cannot back up the story with sound fundamentals. Be careful of stocks that have a good story and a slick-talking sales person fronting it, because very often you’ll be disappointed. Never invest in something you don’t understandPeter Lynch once said that if you can’t draw what a stock does with a crayon, then you shouldn’t be investing in it. In my opinion, he’s absolutely right. If you don’t understand what the business does, then how can you be sure that you are making a great investment?The truth is you can’t. And if you can’t be sure you’re making a great investment, then you shouldn’t be investing. Most investors will have a certain field of interest that they are well-versed in and more knowledgeable about than the average person. This is where their edge is. Someone who has worked in the plastics industry for 20 years is going to have a much better idea of investing in plastics companies than someone who has never worked in the plastics industry for a day in their lives.I’m not saying that someone who works in the plastics industry should only invest in the plastics industry (that would be putting all of one’s eggs into one basket), it does make sense to invest in industries that you understand and where you have an edge.Investing can be difficult, but it will be a lot easier if you avoid making these three mistakes. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 3 investing risks you should be wary of “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Michael Taylor | Friday, 31st January, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Michael Taylorlast_img read more

House in Kugayama / miCo.

first_img “COPY” Architects: miCo. Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Kugayama / miCo.Save this projectSaveHouse in Kugayama / miCo. Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 11 Share Japan Year:  2014 Area:  119 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Koichi Torimura Structural Engineer:Yasushi MoribeSite Area:135.09 sqmArchitect In Charge:Mizuki Imamura, Isao ShinoharaCity:TokyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. This is the renovation, located in the western Tokyo residential area. We had to adjust the boundary, from the greenbelt to the living space configured with territory of the layer, tracing in the city of configuration with some of the territory of the layer.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProviding the Engawa, breaking the high fence, planting trees in the garden. Windows and the balcony renovated, to feel the greenbelt. Privateroom was in space that can adjust the sense of openness, by joinery that put the glass to the existing foundation. We want to be the space with depth, by placing them in the boundary layer.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessTwin House / Poetic Space StudioSelected ProjectsLlewellyn House / studioplusthreeSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officemiCo.OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoJapanPublished on September 12, 2016Cite: “House in Kugayama / miCo.” 12 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects House in Kugayama / miCo. STYLE Construction: last_img read more

Poor People’s March says: Ignite class struggle

first_imgOUR Walmart organizers Barbara Elliott and Cindy Murray join Baltimore activists Rev. C.D. Witherspoon and Sharon Black on People’s PowerMarch, May 11.Washington, D.C. — The Poor People’s March began May 11 in Baltimore at the site of the police killing of Anthony Anderson, Sr., an unarmed African-American, and arrived the next day in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.It was a timely action to further ignite the struggle for social justice for the poor, the workers and oppressed peoples. Not only did hundreds of people travel to Baltimore from as far away as Oakland, Calif., and Selma, Ala., to be in the march, but some even completed the entire 41-mile route on foot. A caravan of at least 15 to 20 cars and vans followed behind, decorated with placards carrying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s image from the historic 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.The marchers included Latino/a immigrant rights activists; Walmart and post office workers; school bus drivers; Black family members impacted by police brutality; Civil Rights veterans, people with disabilities, youth, seniors and many more.Even torrential rain storms did not discourage more than a dozen young people from walking all night to D.C. A show of police force at a Walmart store did not stop the marchers from going right up to the front doors of this low-wage, anti-union conglomerate. Some of the marchers briefly made it into the store.All along the route, the march struck an important nerve with anyone who saw it. Some instantly joined the march, even if for a short while. As people heard or saw the march coming down their street or shopping area, they came outside or opened their windows to clap and cheer.Countless drivers spontaneously honked their car and truck horns in solidarity with the PPM’s demands to end police brutality and mass incarcerations and deportations; for jobs, not jails; to fund education, health care and human needs, not war and occupation, and to demand social justice for all humanity.A spirit of camaraderie and solidarity was deeply expressed as everyone on the march felt in their bones that this PPM was an important political step forward to empower the masses to fight in their own interests against capitalist greed.Go to for more information.WW photo: Brenda Ryan[youtube]Above, video of Poor Peoples March 2013 from Baltiimore to Washington, D.C.See two reports and photos from the two days of marching, rallying, singing 1960s Civil Rights songs and chanting to win power to the people.Day 1: Marchers defy police presence at WalmartDay 2: March arrives in D.C., sets new goals for struggleFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

South Africans denounce Israel’s siege of Gaza

first_imgJuly 14 — There is worldwide opposition to Israeli Defense Force attacks against the Palestinians in Gaza and other regions in the occupied state. “Operation Protective Edge,” an aerial and ground incursion, has killed nearly 200 Palestinians and injured hundreds more.Gaza’s Deputy Health Minister Dr. Yousef Abu Reesh reported at a July 14 press conference at Shifa Hospital, “The very high rate of casualties, either killed or wounded due to the Israeli assaults, was a result of missiles fired from war planes, artillery bombs fired from tanks and bombs fired from the sea.” (Xinhua, July 14)South Africa’s ruling African National Congress and its allies have expressed outrage over Israel’s attacks on Gaza. ANC Deputy Secretary General Jesse Duarte re-emphasized its position in the July 11-17 issue of ANC Today.In “The Calamity in Gaza and the West Bank,” Duarte states the ANC’s condemnation of Israeli police and military repression. Thousands of similar articles have been published worldwide in solidarity with the Palestinians.Pretoria, South AfricaAccording to Duarte, “While Israel says it fights Hamas because it is a terror organization that does not recognize its existence as a Jewish state, it unleashes the same violence on virtually any Palestinian. It practices ruthless collective punishment. It opposes unity among Palestinians ostensibly because this includes Hamas, but it acts just as harshly against other political movements in the Palestinian territory.”Duarte explains the “latest escalation of violence against the Palestinians comes … since they established a unity government, which was then recognized by many world governments,” to Israel’s chagrin. “Hamas has become a convenient explanation for indiscriminate violence visited on Palestinians before unity efforts.”Duarte asks why the international community has remained mute. “The U.N. Secretary General [called] for restraint from both sides, even though evidence clearly shows Israel’s disproportionate use of crude force. Palestine has no serious army, no air force, and no serious weapons of war. Rockets that land on the Israeli territory cannot be compared to heavy war technology that Israel deploys with impunity on residential areas that have become legitimate military targets.”Western imperialist countries support Israel, an outpost for imperialist domination of the Middle East. Therefore, neither European or North American governments have issued sanctions or diplomatic reprisals against Israel.  U.S. corporate media justify Washington’s funding of Palestine’s occupation and the forced removal and persecution of its people.Calls to expel diplomats, sanction Israel On July 11, the ANC Youth League called for Israel’s diplomatic and economic isolation. Its call agrees with the international movement calling for sanctions on Israel for its refusal to recognize the Palestinians’ right to an independent, sovereign nation.In the ANCYL statement, Dr. Bandile Masuku emphasizes, “ We support the call made by our Western Cape Province comrades and call on the Department of International Relations to immediately expel the Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk, and to recall Comrade Sisa Ngombane from Tel Aviv. … SA must deny the State of Israel any formal recognition.“The Department of Trade and Industry must not allow Israeli goods from an apartheid state in this country. We support a complete Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions program against the Zionist State with immediate effect.” ( Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country’s largest labor federation, reprinted the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in South Africa’s appeal: “Gaza has become a field laboratory for the Israeli and U.S. military-industrial complex. The latest and most vile weapons and high tech equipment [are] field tested on the bodies of Palestinian men, women and children before being sold to other countries.” (July 11)COSATU stresses, “Israel will continue with its barbarism. The world needs to stand up to apartheid Israel as it stood up against apartheid South Africa. The time for easy rhetoric and mere condemnation alone is over. Genuine global solidarity is required — a basic lesson of our own struggle against apartheid.”Media reports COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s call for Israel’s diplomatic and economic isolation.In a July 10 COSATU press release, National Spokesperson Patrick Craven says “Israel … commit[s] all these ruthless atrocities because of the license from the U.S., European Union and allies. The U.N. must be ashamed of itself for failing humanity and the people of Palestine, always pleading for restraint from the victim, equally.“We cannot equate an aggressor to a victim or colonizer to a colonized. Nelson Mandela was also called a terrorist for fighting for freedom, hence the natural task of oppressed people to wage a liberation struggle and our natural responsibility is to support them.”ANC Solidarity with PalestineFor decades, the ANC and its allies have maintained an alliance with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), supporting the occupied states’ liberation from Zionist Israel. After his release from prison in 1990, the late Nelson Mandela met with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004.Mandela defended the ANC alliance with the Palestinians as well as Cuba, Libya and other revolutionary and progressive forces worldwide. A broad Palestine Solidarity Campaign continues to push for the Israeli regime’s isolation.After the wars in 1967, 1973 and 1982 between Israel and regional governments, including Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, and people’s organizations, many African countries broke diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv. However, since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Eastern European socialist governments and the 1993 Oslo Agreement, Israel has re-established relations with many African Union member-states.To maintain its position against racism and national oppression, the AU must firmly support Palestinian statehood and sovereignty. The ANC and other progressive forces should set the standard for the continent’s foreign policy toward Israel’s war on Palestine.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Workers’ Alliance protests homeless evictions

first_imgwww.dsmworkers.orgDes Moines, IowaThe Des Moines Workers’ Alliance protested the city’s eviction of homeless camps by “evicting” the city officials responsible on Aug. 29.Community Development Director Phil Delafield and Deputy Zoning Enforcement Officer SuAnn Donovan are “responsible for the evictions” in several locations around the city, according to a DMWA public statement.DMWA members posted an “eviction notice” on the door of Delafield’s home on the day the camps were to be cleared. The group says there is a “strong correlation between the location of evictions and the City’s development deals with wealthy private interests.”DMWA was founded by Sofia Mattson, Conor Murphy, Jack Petsche and Patrick Stall earlier this year to build “working class power to defend against bosses, landlords and political elites.” Since then DMWA has expanded to general members and dozens of others engaged in their organizing.According to the official aims of the DMWA, “We demand an end to the division of common people based on race, gender, sexuality or other categories. Common people have common interests, which can and should be worked on collectively.”DMWA Communications Officer Conor Murphy told WW, “At the moment, we plan on continuing to put pressure on the city to end homeless evictions and create a real solution to Des Moines’ housing crisis.”Promoting one such demonstration at the Parks and Recreations building at 1551 E. Martin Luther King Parkway on Aug. 22, DMWA said, “There are more than enough vacant houses in Des Moines — abandoned, foreclosed on, or forgotten — than people without homes. We refuse to live in a city that brutalizes its homeless citizens while buildings sit empty.”The DMWA is also “building prison networks inside and outside and hopes to find ways to put pressure on the prison system through direct means.”For more information, visit thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State to Flint and Detroit: ‘You have no rights’

first_imgAttorneys for the state of Michigan have filed a 62-page motion to dismiss a lawsuit on behalf of children in the Detroit Public Schools. The DPS student body is over 90 percent African American. The lawsuit argues that, based on the 14th Amendment, all children have the right to literacy. This right is denied by the conditions under which Detroit children are forced to learn: buildings infested with rodents, insects and mold; classrooms that are frigid in winter or steaming hot due to malfunctioning heaters; widespread shortages of books, desks, supplies and even teachers; and class sizes over 50. Teachers staged walkouts during the previous school year to protest these deplorable conditions.Assistant Attorney General Thomas Haynes argued that “literacy is a component or particular outcome of education, not a right granted to individuals by the Constitution” and that “the U.S. Supreme Court has unambiguously rejected the claim that public education is a fundamental right.” Apparently he slept during class when Brown v. Board of Education was discussed.Since 1999, DPS has been under a governor-appointed emergency manager; the elected school board has no real power. DPS debt ballooned under emergency management, with interest payments to the banks sapping much-needed funds. The tax base was eroded over decades, first by auto plant closings and then by falling home values after the banks created the foreclosure crisis. Low-performing, for-profit charter schools are a financial drain.The current EM, ­federal Bank­ruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, presided over the Detroit municipal bankruptcy through which city EM Kevyn Orr slashed retiree pensions and handed city assets over to private, state or regional control.‘Flint has no right to water’Though out of the public spotlight, Flint, Mich., continues to suffer from a water crisis caused by decisions made by state-appointed EMs. The city was lead-poisoned after the EM decided to stop supplying water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and draw water from the polluted Flint River. When Flint, in order to cut costs, did not add anti-corrosive chemicals, the lead from aging pipes leached into the water supply. Children with elevated blood lead levels were suddenly failing school.Flint has since switched back to Detroit water, but the replacement of lead service lines has been at a snail’s pace. While properly filtered water has been deemed safe to drink, many households still lack correctly installed, functioning filters.On Nov. 10, federal Judge David Lawson ordered the state to distribute bottled water door-to-door to anyone still unable to drink water from their faucet. The order came after the Natural Resources Defense Council sued on behalf of Flint residents.As with literacy, the state denies that even water is a human right. On Nov. 21, attorneys for State Treasurer Nick Khouri filed a notice of appeal of the judge’s order, claiming it “increases the scope of the state’s emergency response to an unnecessary and insurmountable degree.” As of this writing on Nov. 27, the state has not begun delivering water, forcing residents to continue to go to a distribution center. Because Flint, like Detroit, is a majority-Black city teeming with the state’s poorest residents, many people do not own vehicles, which only increases their hardship.The state of Michigan is brazenly asserting that Detroit and Flint have no rights the state is bound to respect. The election of Donald Trump as president has likely further emboldened these racist politicians.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Glin-based company to restore river to original course

first_imgPrint Facebook Twitter Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Pride festival from September 3-11Next articleMcManus ‘embarrassed’ at latest honour admin Judge Carroll Moran heard that Mr Costello and Sunfit Holdings altered the course of the Glencorbery River in 2008 to reclaim some land for the company at its plant in Kilfergus, Glin, where Costello Aluminium operates.The court heard that Limerick County Council were seeking to have the river returned to its original flow after ecological damage had been caused, as well as disturbance to the flood plain meant that flood waters would break the banks and “cause havoc” to the surrounding lands as well all parties involved.Peter Clein, counsel for the local authority, told the court that the river was re-routed at the end of 2008 to incorporate a portion of ground into the industrial complex.Following applications made by the Limerick County Council, a court order was put in place that Sunfit Holdings was to carry out the required works to have the river reinstated to it’s original course. The order of May 27, 2009, was still not adhered to and Limerick County Council were seeking to have it enforced.An undertaking had been given in October 2009 by the company but to date the issue was still unresolved.The company had sought to carry out stabilisation works to reinforce the banks but the council sought that the river be returned to its original flow.Judge Carroll Moran indicated that a resolution could be achieved, and both parties briefly adjourned the matter to discuss the issue.Following the meeting, John Costello said that he, on behalf of the company, would undertake to carry out the initial work to stabilise the river by the end of September and then subsequently carry out the necessary rerouting of the river by April 30 of next year.Judge Carroll Moran said that he would adjourn the matter until October 5 next and subject to the agreement of Limerick County Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland.The site of the Glencorbery River at Costelloe Aluminium and the black line indicates the original channel that the flow of the river is to be returned to. Email Linkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsGlin-based company to restore river to original courseBy admin – August 12, 2011 1083 A LIMERICK glass company has given an undertaking to Limerick Circuit Court and to Limerick County Council, that it will return a river to its original course after it moved and altered its flow to accommodate the inclusion of a piece of land within the company’s compound. John Costello of Kilfergus, Glin, gave the assurance at court after a discussion between parties involved agreed that the necessary work be undertaken.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up last_img read more

Pioneer Museum celebrates old-fashined Christmas

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 6:02 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pioneer Museum celebrates old-fashined Christmas Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Email the author Several of the historic buildings will be serving refreshments. The Adams Old Country Store will have coffee, cookies and cake and the Demonstration Cabin will have several different Christmas treats, including hot chocolate, and visitors will be invited to roast marshmallows over the open fire.In the Little Red Schoolhouse, children will have the opportunity to make a Christmas craft item to take home.And, of course, Father Christmas will be at the museum to hear the Christmas wishes of all the good little boys and girls.“At Old Time Christmas, we don’t have the traditional Santa Claus, instead we have Father Christmas,” Peak said. Long ago, Father Christmas typified the spirit of good cheer at Christmas but, at Old Time Christmas, he will spread good cheer and visit with the children who want to talk with him.” By Jaine Treadwell Old Time Christmas will be from 6 until 8 p.m. daily and the museum grounds and buildings will be decorated beautifully for the event.“We decorate with natural materials – cedar, holly and pine –much like the way the pioneers decorated,” Peak said. “We are using more candles than electric lights so Old Time Christmas is really old timey.”There will be special holiday music all three nights in the museum’s Village Center. Broken Strings will perform on Thursday night and the Mount Olive Assembly of God choir on Friday night. The entertainment for Saturday night is to be announced. Oh, the weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful …When the temperature drops into the 20s, the weather does become “frightful” for Southern folks, but Jerry Peak said the fires will be delightful in the homesteads at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama when the museum hosts Old Time Christmas Thursday through Saturday nights.“It’s going to be cold but we’ll have fires in the fireplaces and in the wood burning stoves in all of our historic buildings so we just want everybody to bundle up and enjoy this wonderful Christmas time with us,” Peak said. Photos with Father Christmas will be $10 and will be available to take home the night they are taken.There will be three craft vendors in the Village Center and all of the Christmas items in the museum gift shop will be on sale.There is no admission charge to Old Time Christmas but everyone is asked to bring canned food items to be donated to local food banks.Old Time Christmas is a family event and is guaranteed to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, Peak said. “We hope everyone will join us as we celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip You Might Like Library hosts storytime wih Santa “Christmas Stories with Santa” is a tradition at the Troy Public Library and children of all ages are invited to… read more Book Nook to reopen Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more