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Airmont, New York

Airmont is a village in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States, located north of the state of New Jersey, east of Suffern, south of Montebello, west of Chestnut Ridge. The population was 8,628 at the 2010 census; the village of Airmont, incorporated in 1991, is a consolidation of the hamlets of Tallman and South Monsey. Joseph Berger of The New York Times wrote in a 1997 article that Airmont was one of several Ramapo villages formed "to preserve the sparse Better Homes and Garden ambiance that attracted them to Rockland County." In 2005, Peter Applebome of The New York Times said that Airmont was "slapped around enough by the courts to be something other than a virginal player in any discrimination case" since it ran into legal resistance to its development laws. In April 1991, creation of the village of Airmont was allowed in the town. Airmont had 9,500 people, including around many non-Orthodox Jews; the founders of the town said that they intended for "strong zoning" to preserve the character of the community.

William P. Barr, the United States Attorney General, Otto G. Obermaier, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, filed a suit against Airmont and the village of Ramapo; the officials cited the Fair Housing Act as the relevant law. The plaintiffs said that, because many Orthodox do not travel by car on Saturdays, preventing the creation of a synagogue would exclude Orthodox from the community; the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith supported the suit. The Spring Valley Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had opposed the creation of Airmont; as a result of the suit Airmont revised its zoning code to allow religious sites. Airmont's zoning restricted synagogues to 2-acre lots, which were too costly for most Orthodox congregations. A federal judge ordered Airmont to revise the code. Around 2005, Congregation Mischknois Lavier Yakov proposed building a yeshiva and a boarding school with a 70-adult student dormitory on 19 acres of land.

Town residents opposed this, causing legal action including lawsuits. In 2005, the U. S. federal government filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing Airmont of discriminating on the basis of religion and violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and the Fair Housing Act by banning boarding houses. In 2011, Airmont and the federal government reached a settlement and Airmont agreed to amend its zoning code to allow Mischknois Lavier Yakov to build a school with student housing; the agreement included a $10,000 civil penalty against Airmont and marked the second time federal prosecutors had intervened in Airmont zoning affairs since its 1991 incorporation. In 2018 nothing has happened and the zoning has expired; the congregation complex will most never happen. Airmont is located at 41°5′57″N 74°6′0″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.6 square miles, all of it land. The south boundary of the village is the border of New Jersey; as of the census of 2000, there were 7,799 people, 2,342 households, 2,032 families residing in the village.

The population density was 1,701.3 people per square mile. There were 2,362 housing units at an average density of 515.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 86.30% white, 3.50% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.26% of the population. There were 2,342 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.2% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.47. In the village, the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $87,678, the median income for a family was $97,960. Males had a median income of $67,663 versus $36,550 for females; the per capita income for the village was $29,788. About 1.6% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. According to Cole's History of Rockland County, published in 1884, Tallman was named for Tunis Tallman, who opened a store there in 1836. Tunis was a direct descendant of Rockland's oldest family; the village is governed by a board of trustees. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Church & Airmont Road Dogwoods - 24 DeBaun Avenue Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1715, by Palatine Germans in Mahwah, New Jersey; the church was incorporated in Rockland County in 1850, the current edifice built in 1855. Challenger Center for Space Science Education Spook Rock, near Airmont, is the largest of the cluster of rocks located on Spook Rock Road and Highview Avenue in Airmont


Thurmaston is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, located within the Borough of Charnwood. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 9,668, it is situated four miles north of the city centre of Leicester and lies just outside the A563, Leicester's outer ring road. Thurmaston is bounded to the west by Watermead Country Park, to the north by Syston and to the east by Barkby and Barkby Thorpe. South of Thurmaston is the boundaries of the Leicester urban area. Rushey Mead was part of the Thurmaston parish in the 19th century, before becoming a Thurmaston Urban District in 1894. In 1935, the district was annexed to the city of Leicester where it took its modern-day name of Rushey Mead. Thurmaston is split in two by the A607 dual carriageway. To the east of the road is the residential, newer part of Thurmaston. To the west is the main village on Melton Road, which stands on the old Fosse Way, the historic road built by the Romans. Thurmaston lies on the eastern banks of the River Soar, two marinas are located there, one of, a boat-yard, numerous mooring sites.

These lead to the Watermead Country Park, a purpose-built nature reserve. The Midland Main Line runs through the eastern half of the village. Taylorcraft Aeroplanes Ltd. a subsidiary based in Thurmaston, developed the Taylorcraft Model'D' and the Auster Mk. I through Mk. V, which became the backbone aircraft of the British A. O. P; the local football team, the Thurmaston Magpies, once boasted former England international striker/defender Dion Dublin in its ranks. The Thurmaston depot and headquarters of Arriva Midlands are located on Westmoreland Avenue within the village. Thurmaston contains three Key Stages 1 and 2 primary schools: Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School Eastfield Primary School Church Hill Infant School and Church Hill C of E Junior SchoolIt contains a Key Stage 3 secondary school, The Roundhill Academy, which takes in students from all the aforementioned schools in the village, as well as schools in the neighbouring town of Syston. Students in Thurmaston aged 14–18 go on to attend Wreake Valley Academy in Syston, the nearest Key Stage 4 college in the Charnwood district.

Thurmaston's prominent location on the edge of Leicester has seen much development in recent years. On 31 March 2003, a large Asda superstore opened on Barkby Thorpe Lane, pushing the nearby Midlands Co-op superstore out of business; the Thurmaston Shopping Centre, featuring a number of retail outlets and restaurants, was built on the site of the old Co-op superstore in 2005. The main village stretch, along Melton Road, has several pubs, takeaway food outlets, convenience stores and various other small retail establishments; the head offices of Arriva Midlands are located in the village, along with Arriva's Thurmaston depot where the majority of their buses and drivers that operate in Leicester are based. As well as many other industrial sites along Melton Road, Thurmaston contains the Earls Way Industrial Estate in the eastern half of the village; the village has its own newspaper, The Thurmaston Times, published bi-monthly. The village has a local history society, Thurmaston Heritage Group, whose members help promote an interest in different aspects of both past and present village life.

One particular activity being pursued by a member of the group is the creation of an online virtual war memorial. The Thurmaston Military Indexes are being compiled to provide a listing of all those from the village who served their country in the Great War of 1914-1918 and the 1939-1945 War; the village has its own community centre, Elizabeth Park Sports and Community Centre, which has become a popular wedding venue and offers a range of sports and facilities including badminton and a state of the art 3G football pitch. The facility was built in 1996, is home to Thurmaston Parish Council Offices. Elizabeth Park is host to many of the local communities sports teams, such as Thurmaston Town FC and Thurmaston Bowls club. Thurmaston is served by a number of bus companies including Arriva Midlands, First Leicester and Centrebus; the nearest railway station is in Syston. Charnwood borough council's local transport plan from 2004 proposed new railway stations to be opened at Thurmaston and East Goscote.

This has since been removed from the local plan. Offranville, Upper Normandy, France Thurmaston Parish Council Thurmaston @ Leicestershire Villages

Thyrsostachys siamensis

Thyrsostachys siamensis is one of two bamboo species belonging to the genus Thyrsostachys. It grows up to 7 to 13m tall, it is native to Yunnan, Laos, Thailand and naturalised in Sri Lanka, Malaysia. The plant is known as long-sheath bamboo, monastery bamboo, Thai bamboo, Thai umbrella bamboo, umbrella bamboo, umbrella-handle bamboo. Like other types of bamboo, Thyrsostachys siamensis is valued as a food and in Thailand is canned. Culm is bright green when young, which becomes yellowish green in mature and turns yellowish brown when drying. Young shoots are purplish green in color. Culm is straight. Branching only at top. Aerial roots absent. Internode length is 15–30 cm, diameter is 3–8 cm. Culm walls are thick, solid with a small lumen. Node prominent. Culm sheath is yellowish green, it is cylindrical with a triangular blade. Length of the sheath proper is 12.5 -- 17 cm in 10 -- 13 cm wide. Blade length is 3–5 cm. Auricles are small. Upper surface of the sheath covered with hairs. Lower surface of the sheath is not hairy.

Sheaths persistent. Photoautrophic growth was studied by Nguyen for bamboo shoots cultured with and without sugar and different photoperiods on the agar medium; the shoots grown under photoautrophic conditions produced more new leaves. Their survival rate was 20% higher than the shoots grown under photomixotrophic conditions. The Plant Thyrsostachys siamensis Thyrsostachys siamensis Thailand bamboos: Thyrsostachys siamensis

Naturpark ├ůmosen

Naturpark Åmosen is a nature park on west Zealand in Denmark. The nature park comprise c. 8,000 ha of connected wetlands emerging from the lowlying bog of Store Åmose in the east near the town of Hvalsø, through the lakes of Skarresø and Tissø and ending at the sea in the west, at the Great Belt. Most of the area is designated as Natura 2000 and according to the park service, it is believed to hold great natural beauty, landscapes representing typical Danish countrysides, a rich natural diversity and high cultural historic importance; these points have all been essential in establishing the park and it has been certified as a Nature Park by the Danish Outdoor Council and their authorized labeling schemes for Danish Nature Parks from 2013. An excerpt form the nature parks own website states: "With the nature park, there should be a positive development within all areas: nature, outdoor life, public outreach and settling." Most of Naturpark Åmosen is as most of the Danish countryside. Establishing the park is thus a cooperation between the State, the Municipality, local citizens and private landowners and the involvement of local citizens have been a major priority in the process.

The current agency of the nature park is working on establishing a fund. The farmhouse of Fugledegård on the western bank of lake Tissø, is the headquarters and communication center of Naturpark Åmosen, they host several events and guided tours throughout the year. Nature Culture 156 Store Åmose, Skarresø og Bregninge Å Danish Nature Agency 157 Åmose, Tissø, Halleby Å og Flasken Danish Nature Agency Nature Parks in Denmark Danish Outdoor Council Naturpark Åmosen

Sankey railway station

Sankey railway station known as Sankey for Penketh, is a railway station in the west of Warrington, England, serving the Great Sankey and Whittle Hall areas of the town. The station, all trains serving it, are operated by Northern, it is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. The main station building is the original and of a standard style used by the Cheshire Lines Committee, it is used as a booking office and waiting room, though part of the building is a house and another part disused. Passengers have little shelter available when the main building is closed and seats are only available on the Manchester bound platform, which has had a shelter installed; the station is staffed on Monday to Saturday mornings. At other times you must buy a ticket from the machine on the Liverpool bound platform. There is a car park outside and the former goods yard has been used for building houses; the station was upgraded in May 2013 with automated announcements and in 2016, digital information screens were added.

Step-free access is available to both platforms. Prior to the opening of the nearby Warrington West, Services departed Sankey for Penketh hourly in each direction. All services are operated by Northern. Half a mile away, Warrington West railway station opened on 15 December 2019. At that time, the ticket office at Sankey closed, services at Sankey were be reduced to two trains per day in each direction, only during peak times. Beyond that, there is no indication as to the future of Sankey for Penketh station Listed buildings in Great Sankey Train times and station information for Sankey railway station from National Rail

Lewis Baker (politician)

Lewis Baker was the Democratic President of the West Virginia Senate from Ohio County and served from 1871 to 1872. Lewis Baker was born in Belmont County, Ohio, in 1832. In the 1850 US Federal Census, he is listed as an apprentice printer in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, he was admitted to practice law in Ohio. He declined the Democratic Party nomination to congress in his twenty fifth year. Just before the 1860 census, he married daughter of John Fordyce and Ruth Greg. Ruth was born August 1842 in Ohio. In 1860, Lewis and Ruth were living in Cambridge in Ohio. Lewis' occupation was listed as publisher. By 1870, Lewis and Ruth were living in Ohio County, West Virginia with their children John, Harry and Jennie. Harry was born in West Virginia in 1865. Lewis' occupation was listed as journalist. On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union; the Wheeling Custom House served as the first state house. Lewis Baker served as a state senator from 1871 to 1872, he was elected president of the Senate on January 17, 1871.

On February 1, 1885 Lewis moved his family to Minnesota. In 1893 Baker was appointed as the United States Minister to Costa Rica and El Salvador, he sailed from New York aboard the ship Costa Rico on April 29, 1893 with his daughters Anne and Virginia. They arrived in Managua on May 1893 in the midst of a revolution. Baker died in 1899 of anemia and was buried with his wife in Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia. "El Salvador". United States Department of State. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-17. "Costa Rica". United States Department of State. 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-27. "Nicaragua". United States Department of State. 2005. Retrieved 2007-09-06. Lewis Baker at The Political Graveyard