The new koi pond was a welcome inclusion in the gardens because the hospital’s old koi pond had to be taken out years ago to accommodate the new project. “I think everyone’s going to be thrilled that there isn’t a lot of noise anymore,” said hospital spokesman Dan Boyle, “because there was a lot of construction noise for a long time.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In the old building, where doctors and nurses had cared for patients for decades, staff members wrote blessings and messages of thanksgiving on the walls before the building was sealed for demolition. The Healing Gardens – an open space area with three small gardens – was the last piece of the project. Separated by overhead bridges, the meditative area has a koi pond, a dozen crape myrtle trees and a maze-like pathway. The path is a spiritual tool for meditation, with deep roots in Catholicism, said Sister Colleen Settles, regional director of mission leadership for Providence hospitals in the area. “Some people have a spirituality that is more quiet and our chapel is wonderful for that,” Settles said. “Others connect with their spirituality when they’re in a movement mode.” During Wednesday’s ceremony, a classical music trio played in the shade of the crape myrtles, and officials unveiled a bronze statue of a nun holding out a loaf of bread. BURBANK – Marking the end of an 11-year, $151 million project to make it earthquake-safe, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center opened three healing gardens Wednesday where employees and patients can get away from it all. Looming above the garden is the Northeast Tower, a two-year-old, seven-story building with 154 beds. It replaces the hospital’s main building, which was old and outdated. The 1994 Northridge Earthquake set the stage for the project, since the damage it caused made the hospital eligible for $88.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Planning for the project began in 1996, and within a few years workers had demolished two small buildings to make room for the new tower. Most of the work was finished in 2005, and over a couple of days, hospital staffers rushed to transfer everything from the hospital’s old main building to the new one.
A bar with a spotless record has been ordered to pay €200 to charity after being found guilty of having people on the premises after hours.Letterkenny District Court was told that Gardai were passing by Maggie’s Tavern in Carrickmore, St.Johnston on August 14th last.When Gardai entered the premises, the were approximately 65 people in the bar and a DK was playing music. Solicitor Fiona Browne told the court that the bar had no previous convictions of any sort and was a very well-run establishment.She said it was located between two rural villages and it depends from revenue from such parties to survive.She said she had been at functions herself in the bar and it was a very well-run establishment which usually provided its own transport to leave customers home.On the night in question a 40th birthday party was taking place.Judge Paul Kelly ordered the proprietor Alice Lynch to pay €200 to the Donegal Hospice.PUB WITH PERFECT RECORD HAD PARTY GOING ON AT 1.40AM was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:after hoursdonegalMaggie’s tavernSt Johnston