A local class combined ecology and ice cream creation on a recent trip to Chippewa Nature Center.
Linda Snogren's Pine River Elementary fifth rating class visited the center as part of their ecology unit.
Snogren was one of a number of Midland County teachers awarded a mini-grant previous fall by the Gerstacker Teacher Mini-Grant Program. Teachers and teaching teams relate yearly for a portion of the $14,000 provided by the Rollin Gerstacker Foundation. Each grant awarded is not more than $840.
As they were getting ready to walk to the nature center, salt, plastic bags, spoons and also vanilla flavor were farmed out to the students to carry. Another student pulled a big cooler with the cold stuff - milk, half-and-half, and ice.
They walked from the basic school, down a path to Heron Marsh, which was built in 1991. It was a trade-off; the Midland Mall was built on wetlands and so new wetlands were shaped at the center.
Snogren said wetland soil and plants from the mall ground were brought to create the new marsh. There are grasses, small lily pads, cattails and more.
"What makes this important?" Snogren asked.
"Wetlands are important since there aren't as many of them left," a student said.
"What do (wetlands) do for us?" Snogren asked.
"Plants help us breathe," another student said.
The students started firing off answers.
"It gives animals a place to live," a student said.
"It gives kids a place to learn about," another said. Snogren really liked that answer.
"That's a good one," she said.
Meanwhile, student Megan Rochlitz said how much she "really liked the water."
Finally, it was time for everybody’s favorite part - ice cream making. That was part of the lesson. Instead of going out and trade your ice cream, use ingredients on hand.
The results were mixed. Some students kneaded their bags sufficient to have honest-to-goodness ice cream. Other settled for drinking it like a vanilla milkshake. But all agreed it was tasty.
Cleaning up was a chance for another lesson. The ice was cautiously dumped in the parking lot, and the salt and other ingredients thrown in a bag and toted back to school.
Abby Terwillegar, 11, said she has learned a lot with this unit.
"It's pretty easy to make stuff out of recycled stuff," she said.
MOSCOW, May 28 - Moscow is investment its tenth ice cream festival in the Sokolniki park Sunday.
The festival is prepared every year by the Union of Ice Cream Producers and attracts from 150,000 to 250,000 people, including children.
Some 100 additional ice cream outlets have been opened in the Sokolniki Park. Access to the fair is free of charge.
The ice cream festival is being held on the eve of International Children's Day and, hence, includes a large charitable program.
"Children from orphanages and boarding schools, and also children from low-income families will be treated to ice cream free of charge and invited to participate in various contests and sport events," the festival's organizing committee said.
Ice-cream sellers could give their customers food poisoning unless they improve their food safety practices, it was claimed today.
The long-awaited arrival of summer weather is expected to drive up the sales of ice cream and the risk to consumers.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said that while it had few concerns about pre-packaged ice-cream products, it was concerned about the safety of soft and whipped ice-cream being sold from stalls, shop counters and vans.
Chief food science specialist Dr Wayne Anderson warned that ice-cream sellers with poor hygiene and management practices can spread bacteria and put their customers at risk of food poisoning.
"It is therefore vital that we advise food handlers and food business owners and managers nationwide to ensure that the necessary food-hygiene practices are in place when serving soft-serve ice-cream, in order to protect consumer health," he said.
Ice-cream vendors could spread bacteria through inadequate hand washing, using dirty machines and equipment using utensils that have not been cleaned properly before use and using unclean dish cloths or serving cloths.
The FSAI is calling on ice-cream vendors to take a number of personal precautions as well as wearing clean protective clothing, keeping all cuts and grazes covered and trying not to cough or sneeze just about ice cream. It also wants them to stop serving ice cream if they are ill.
WOODSTOWN --This year, Sundae is on Saturday.That's right; the Friends Village at Woodstown's Annual Ice Cream Social is back on June 10.
After a two-year hiatus due to the building project, Friends Village is eager to dish out a day of amusing for the entire family. Live music, Salem's own "Beach the Clown," a giant-sized cow moon bounce, face painting, and potato-sack races are just a few of the amusing activities for kids -- of all ages. And there would be tubs of ice cream.
This event is sure to bring together Friends Village residents, employees and their families with the community. The Crescent City Stompers' festive sound will be on phase from 2 to 4 p.m. Inside a Health Fair full of in order on all of the latest healthcare trends would be in the Fenwick Commons Auditorium. And don't forget to visit the Country Store during your tour of our newly prolonged campus.
Festivities begin at 1 p.m. on June 10 and conclude at 4 p.m. The rain date is June 17. Tickets are $3 for children 8 years old and under and $6 for adults.
The price of admission includes the listed activities and all-you-can-eat ice cream. For more information, please contact Tom or Aimee in the Advancement Office at 769-9000 or visit Friends Village on-line at www.friendsvillage.org.
You may be surprised to know that people in cold climates love ice cream. ALLAN KOAY speaks to a Malaysian selling ice cream in Britain for the cold facts
SELLING ice cream in a moderate country might be a bit like selling a refrigerator to an Eskimo. But yes, people do get pleasure from good ice cream there, even in winter. Siti Roha Ramli knows that very well. She has been selling ice cream in Britain for more than three years. It sounds like a really fun job and Roha admits it is, although the hours she works during the summer months are "crazy." not her intention to sell ice cream in a foreign country. Her first and foremost concern was to see the world before she hit the big three-o.
"I went to Britain in 2002 because I wanted to travel," Roha explained in an interview in Kuala Lumpur recently. "And the government had this Commonwealth citizens' working holiday visa for those aged 17 to 30. At that time, I was almost 30 and I thought if I didn't take that opportunity, then I would never get another chance. I just had to grab it."
After spending some time travelling to Manchester, and then to London and other places, she ran out of cash, and the only thing missing to do was to put her working holiday visa to full use.
"So, I had to look for a job. I came across this advertisement on the Internet and called this mobile ice cream company, Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Retail. They asked me to go to this little town called Skipton. The owner has his vans at all the local tourist attractions such as the castles, the priories and the camping sites. He asked me to go along and see if I would like it. It was April and we went to the Yorkshire Dale National Park. It was so beautiful! It was then that I decided to work for them."
The driver of the ice cream truck says he was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon as was operational on Kennedy Circle. Nineteen-year-old Caleb Fletcher told police he was standing at his ice cream truck when someone placed a silver handgun against his back and demanded money. The suspect did take off with some money previous to he fled on foot to some nearby homes. Anyone with information, please call the Greenville Police Department or the Pitt/Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.
UNION CITY — A 60-year-old ice cream vendor who was delivering sweet treats to the Decoto neighborhood was crushed up Wednesday by a group of teenagers who might have vandalized his truck the day before, police said.
Although the man was not gravely hurt, authorities said Thursday they are searching for those involved, Lt. Jim Bizieff said.
The incident happened about 2:40 p.m. when the man and his daughter were driving their truck near Sixth and C streets, Bizieff said.
As they dispersed through the area, the man spotted a group of 10 to 17 middle school-aged boys who had thrown rocks at his truck on Tuesday and broke a mirror, Bizieff said.
The driver got out of his truck Wednesday and tried to arrest the group of youngsters, threatening to call the police, the lieutenant said. The youths then charged the driver and pummeled him, leaving him with bumps and bruises previous to they ran away.
Anyone with information may call police at (510) 471-1365.
European teenagers are invited to study about business by organization an ice cream stand on their mobile phone.
Milan's Boccioni University has launched an organization simulation for mobile phones based around organization an ice cream stand. It aims to promote entrepreneurial skills by requiring users to learn about equilibrium sheets, competition, and business basics such as demand and supply.
The game, which is set in Milan, has three basic stages: choosing the location of the stand and setting it up with staff and goods; watching customers respond to the stand as it is set up; and lastly, examining the financial results of the day and making strategic changes as a result. Players could send in their results to an Ice Cream Stock Exchange to see how well they fare against others.
To play, gamers must list at the game's Web site and wait for a download text. There is no cost other than the mobile operator's charge for downloading.
"With ICE we want to have a first, relaxed and funny contact with young European people feeling a call to economic and entrepreneurial activity," said Angelo Provasoli, Boccioni University rector.
An ice cream vendor was assaulted and robbed Tuesday night as he plied his trade along a Fairfield thoroughfare.
The Fairfield man suffered head injuries and was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek as a precautionary measure, police said.
Around 6 p.m., the victim was rolling his cart in the 1600 block of Union Avenue when three youthful men, described only as black youths, knocked the victim to the ground, beat him and tried to take money stored in his cart, police said.
The suspects ran from the area, and the victim suffered a knock to his head. He was airlifted via CALSTAR to the hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department at 428-7300 or Solano Crime Stoppers at 644-STOP.
Police say heated wine caused minor bang in which two boy's sustained minor injuries
Two boys were injured when in a minor explosion that occurred in Bhayandar yesterday.
While playing on the grounds of St Joseph High School, an bang took place in an ice cream cup from which the boys conventional injuries. The police sent the two boys home after administering first aid.
M S Gaikwad, a constable at Bhayander Police Station said, "In the morning, four children were playing on the grounds and suddenly a boy hit an ice-cream cup which appeared to be like a ball. The cup which contained wine was lying on the ground and had been lying in the hot sun. Due to the heat it burst and the contents of the cup were splashed on the bodies of two children named Swapnil Ishwar (14) and Jayesh Harish (13) both of who are residents of Navghar."
According to eyewitnesses, there was a loud detonation and people thought it was a bomb but the explosives department denied any option of a bomb explosion
Twenty workers at an ice cream factory were rushed to hospital after an ammonia leak at the plant in Crawford near Cape Town on Wednesday, SABC news reported.
Disaster management personnel rushed to the plant and assisted with evacuating staff and stopping the leak after receiving an alert, spokesperson Wilfred Solomon’s said.
He said the cause of the leak had not been established and investigations will follow after the assessment of damage was complete.
"At this point in time the fire brigade has contained the ammonia leak. The leak has been closed by the engineers of the factory (and) disaster management personnel on site.
"Right now we are busy implementing action to prevent any repeat of casualties in the area."The factory has been closed for operation until it was safe to resume production
Srinagar: Panic gripped the busy Boulevard road Sunday evening when six persons including a cop fell ill immediately after consuming ice-cream sold by street vendors along the banks of famous Dal Lake.
Reports said the persons most of whom were on weekend outing started vomiting and then complained of diarrhea on consuming ice-cream. They immediately rushed to police station Nehru Park to file complaint.
Nissar Ahmed, a cop of the station went out to see what the actual problem was. For a test he too had a bite. However, he too met a similar fate, an official of the police station said.
Police informed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) authorities and during a joint operation they confiscated 20 ice cream selling carts from the area.
"The lot was found to be sub standard and so it was destroyed on the spot," Health Officer SMC said, adding he has sent one of the samples for tests.
He said SMC will Monday produce a challan against the three ice-cream vendors whose carts were seized before the Municipal Magistrate.