New Tourist Information Centre opens in Sheerness as campaign for brown motorway signs continues

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After years of hiding in the shadows, the Isle of Sheppey has its own Tourist Information Centre once again.

The visitor centre on the seafront at Sheerness was opened by Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson and could be the final piece of the jigsaw for the Island to get its own brown tourist signs on the M2.

Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson

Mr Henderson said: “We have been lobbying hard for these signs at junction 5 for sometime but Highways England insisted they could not put one on the motorway until the area had a visitor centre.”

So

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Travel agencies offer cheap trips to mitigate Covid impact

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Travelers could purchase a tour packages and depart at any time before the end of next year.

A representative of Hanoi-based CEO Travel said the company has been offering a voucher to stay at 5-star Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc Hotel with prices starting from VND499,000 ($21.71) a person, including a one night stay in a Deluxe Garden View room, free take-away breakfast, airport pick-up and drop-off and free entertainment services.

This price has decreased by more than 50 percent after the new wave reemerged in late April. The validity of the voucher extends until the end of 2022.

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Grupo Puntacana extends title sponsorship of PGA TOUR event through 2025

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.– The PGA TOUR and Grupo Puntacana, which owns and operates Puntacana Resort & Club in Punta Cana, today announced a four-year extension for the Corales Puntacana Championship, the first-ever PGA TOUR event in the Dominican Republic.

Formerly known as the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, the event has been renamed the Corales Puntacana Championship starting with the 2022 playing. The 2022 Corales Puntacana Championship will be held March 21-27 with live broadcast coverage on Golf Channel.

The event features 300 FedExCup points to the winner and will continue to be held the same week as

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Symetra Tour event at Circling Raven draws near

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WORLEY — Women professional golfers from around the globe will soon tee it up in the Circling Raven Championship Aug. 27-29 at Circling Raven Golf Club, including the current No. 1 player in the Symetra Tour’s season-long pursuit for 2022 LPGA Tour membership.

Two golfers with Idaho ties and a high school amateur who earned an exemption through winning a national junior championship are also in the field.

The inaugural event is scheduled for Aug. 23-29, the first in a three-year partnership with the Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour, the top women’s professional golf tour

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The Kushaqua: A series of failed inns, a golf club, a convent, and a seminary devoured by flames

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This is the second and final part telling the saga of the Kushaqua. The first part, “The Kushaqua: Colonel Church’s ‘mammoth hostelry’ rises on the shoulder of the Helderbergs,” was published on July 26, 2021.
 
Following Dr. F.J.H. Merrill’s decision in 1902 to lease his summer home, the Kushaqua reverted to its original function as a country resort hotel. H.B. Smith took over, investing in extensive renovations to update the building, renaming it the Helderberg Inn. His venture proved a failure with the inn going into receivership.

A large ad appeared in The Enterprise, announcing “Receiver’s Sale March 24, 1904”

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Tourist information booth to be offered

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Like I promised, new things are happening in Meota. A meeting is being called for May 15 at 2 p.m. in the Do Drop In to organize the opening of a tourist booth in the Trans Canada Trail building across the highway .It will be an informational meeting and they are looking for folks to volunteer to man the booth. For more information call Warren Iverson at 306-441-0399. Hope to see lots of folks out to learn about it.

There must have been a practice taking place at the fire hall Wednesday evening. Good that the fellows are always ready.

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