Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Stuart Kenworthy says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Christopher Epting says: March 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm Started in January. Today, began 2 Samuel and Acts. Using Oxford Annotated NRSV with fine introductions and footnotes. It’s been a long time since I read the Bible through and am enjoying reading each book in its own integrity and context without skipping around. Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Jerry Emerson (Christ Church Dover DE) says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY By Pat McCaughanPosted Mar 26, 2012 Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 March 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm The church should be grateful for this Spitit-inspired initiative by Fr Marek Zabriskie. A very important and sacred enterrprise and endeavor. And so good for the Episcopal Church. Thank you! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC March 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm On behalf of our church, St Matthew’s, Austin, I want to state clearly that the Bible Challenge is going well! Thanks Marek, for starting this, and Pat, for writing a comprehensive article. I believe this will be spiritually transformational for our parish. Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Sharon Kelso says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY March 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm We did this in a small Men’s Group last year. At the beginning we all thought no-way, however as we proceeded all the things mentioned above apply. We found ourselves time and again considering some basic principles like: “original Sin” “God’s Love” “a remnant” “the Law” “our pride”, etc. etc. As pointed out above, yes we Episopalians do feel biblically illiterate, but once doing this one realizes how much of our prayer book comes directly from scripture. Doing it in a small group, I think, really helps to keep one at it. I know I needed them to keep me going. Psalm 1:1 March 28, 2012 at 11:31 am On the website for Biblical Studies there is a guide for readings each day. It helps me to stay focused (I’m on day 87). It is, for me, a beautiful way to start my day and gives food for thought as well. I am grateful for the movement that got me back into bible study and reading. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] Thomas Butler’s days are busy and full; the Flourtown, Pennsylvania, lawyer is in and out of courtrooms, representing clients in commercial litigation lawsuits.But not before he’s met the Bible Challenge; to read the entire Bible in a year.“It’s a grounding for me each day,” said Butler, 65, a parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, who started last January and is anticipating completing the Bible by Easter.Then he wants to start all over again.“Reading the Bible from cover to cover is like running a marathon,” Butler said during a recent telephone interview from his office. “Okay, you’ve accomplished it but what have you really done? My conclusion thus far is that there’s a lot more to get out of the Bible and a lot more to be gained by continuing to read the Bible.”Which is something he’d never considered until he attended a friend’s memorial service at St. Thomas Church in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 26, 2011. The rector, the Rev. Marek Zabriskie, invited the congregation to join him in the Bible Challenge.“I’d never thought about reading the Bible before I heard Marek’s invitation,” he recalled. “It was a challenge which on that day struck me as something I wanted to do.”After starting with Genesis 1 he is nearing the Book of Revelation, and acknowledges it’s taken him more like 15 months, but says the extra time was well spent.“I used to get up maybe like everybody, rush around, jump in the shower, shave, get dressed, have a quick breakfast and do whatever I was supposed to do that day,” he said.“Now, I take a half-hour and read the Bible and think about it. I find I’m not rushing as much. It has given me a different context and background in which to view things that are going on in the world and in my life.”Zabriskie came up with the Bible Challenge in 2010 as a way to rejuvenate his own spiritual life.Like many busy clergy, “I was feeling spiritually and physically worn down after Christmas, after helping lead seven services in three days,” he said. He decided to challenge himself to read the Bible in a year.“After three to four days I found it so incredibly spiritually gratifying, that it felt like God put it on my heart to invite others,” he said. He sent an invitation to a few friends, then to church members and then to “those not in our church, who I play tennis with or socialize with and got the same response. I kept on promoting it. We had 50 people within 24 hours.”And the good news has continued to spread, nationally and globally. “Fifteen dioceses around the world are doing it; ten are in the United States,” he said. “There are 45 churches doing it now and many more going to start. I anticipate we could have members in over a thousand congregations by the end of this year.”The effort also led to creation of the Center for Biblical Studies (CBS), whose website notes that “many vibrant and growing churches share one thing in common-they have a strong commitment to reaching and reading the Bible.”“Reading the Bible on a daily basis will inspire many people to start new ministries, make important decisions and significant changes in their lives. It will give them strength and comfort as they face major life challenges and allow them to feel truly alive in Christ,” according to the website.The Bible Challenge (TBC) can be adapted for individual, congregational, and diocesan use. Although Zabriskie designed a one-year reading schedule it is adjustable for portions of the year, such as a Lenten series on the Psalms, or the New Testament, or a Gospel.Since its inception, the CBS board has picked up such supporters and advisors as Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Frank Griswold and biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann. People ages 13 to 93 in churches from England to Nigeria, Tanzania to Pakistan are participating.TBC encourages participants to read three chapters of the Old Testament, one psalm and one chapter of the New Testament each day. The readings can be downloaded on iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks or CDs.Participants may start on any day they choose, using a variety of Bible translations, including The Message by Eugene Peterson and The Story by Zondervan as well as age-appropriate versions of the Bible, in order to reach all age groups, he said.They are asked to begin with Genesis 1-3, Psalm 1 and Matthew 1 on the first day, for example. A meditation posted on the website offers the context for group study: “Today is all about beginnings,” it says, including setting the stage for the creation story in Genesis and connecting it to the birth of Jesus in Matthew 1.Considering that “bridge” between the old and new testaments is one of the reasons Martha King, 66, a parishioner at St. Peter’s Church in Del Mar, California, in the Diocese of San Diego, joined TBC.King, a retired English teacher and current Sunday school teacher, is in her third year of Education For Ministry (EFM), a four-year theological education program in the Episcopal Church that includes Scripture study.“I like what I read in the sense of reflecting on the Bible as a whole,” said King. On March 22 she was on Day 81 of TBC, and had read Joshua 10-12, Psalm 68 and John 2.“There was a lot of conquering and tribal warfare and God bringing hail down and trapping the kings in their caves and Jesus throwing the moneychangers out of the temples. I can’t help but see a connection between the Gospel of John and the way Jewish people were tending their temple,” King said. “I definitely find myself more open to the lessons in church on Sunday.”TBC participants at Grace Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, started during Lent and are already noticing its effects, according to the Rev. Karl Schaffenburg, 55, the rector.“We’ve been a ‘Father Knows Best’ parish and [TBC] is empowering people to understand they’re called into ministries,” he said of the parish, which has an average Sunday attendance of about 128.“They ask questions they wouldn’t have asked in the past, are taking a deeper look at their own faith, becoming more thoughtful about it and more intentional in worship.”He adapted Sunday adult forums into discussion groups. It’s also drawn a handful of people from the community, non-Episcopalians “who frequently stay around for worship afterwards.”“We say that Scripture, tradition and reason are the three legs of our faith but we don’t spend a lot of time exploring them,” Schaffenburg added. “This allows us to explore, to understand why we believe what we say we believe.”The Rev. Merrill Wade, rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Austin, Texas, started two discussion groups to support TBC. About 50 people have signed up and are experiencing “a grand opportunity to talk about” scripture and understand it in a different way, he said.For instance, he says, consider the practice of temple sacrifice, including “grappling with the idea of a burnt sacrifice, of the priest as the butcher and the cook and the holy man, and getting a sense of what it was like to bring the animal to the altar,” he said.“You think of our lives — we have meatpackers who do it all completely out of our sight, most of us. It arrives as a gunky-looking thing with plastic wrap on it. Nobody prayed over it, nobody thanked the animal for giving up its life. At least in this (temple sacrifice) there was a sense of gratitude that the animal gave its life. Its throat was slit; it was killed, dressed, eaten. In some ways that seems more humane than what we do.”And tackling other questions: “Why is God in a constant conversation with Moses, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Jesus? What does that say about the way all these texts we’ve woven together and the understanding that all of this was verbal dictation from God, yet Jesus had to go off by himself to pray?”The church, about five miles north of the campus of the University of Texas, has an average Sunday attendance of about 430.“We’re not solving problems, we’re learning about how misty the look-back is for us. That we just can’t possibly know what it was like to live in that world and how useful it is to stretch our imaginations.”Participants are seeing “how much distance there is between pre-monarchy Israel and the 21st century and Austin, Texas. This was a really different world, and they’re getting that,” he said. “The idea that the Bible is benign and God’s just speaking to us in a kind of fanciful way, the idea that the Bible is something easy to read and understand, that’s pretty well been stripped from their consciousness.”And then there’s that pesky belief that, despite four Scripture lessons weekly and a three-year lectionary cycle, many Episcopalians are biblically illiterate.The Rev. Paige Blair, 41, St. Peter’s rector, compares the encounter with TBC to living in Boston and taking the subway. “You can know the city like crazy by subway but … to actually find how it’s all connected on the ground really takes walking it, pounding the pavement.”“Our prayer book is replete with Scripture and … we hear a ton of it in church but it’s excised from its context” on Sunday mornings, she said. “We very happily cut and paste Scripture or have a lectionary insert so people don’t have to thumb through their Bibles” to recognize the connection. “It’s a bit unhinged from its incarnate reality, its 3-D reality in the Bible.”TBC gives people that context, added Blair, 41. St. Peter’s average Sunday attendance is 310 and all age groups are represented among the 40-some parishioners taking the Bible challenge, from high school students to retirees — even a couple of professors from a nearby Bible college.That’s in addition to the church’s three regular Bible studies. TBC participants are noticing a new 3-D reality.“Now they can see where the Decalogue rests in Exodus, where the Lord’s Prayer falls within the Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain in Matthew and Luke, respectively,” she says.Blair said she is grateful to Zabriskie “that he heard the call to just try this himself and that he invited others to join him.“There are people in Pakistan, in the city where Bin Ladin was found, there are people all over the world engaging this wonderful journey because Marek heard the call of the Spirit and invited others to join him. That’s discipleship, right? This is a real gift.”—The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent with the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Howard Lake | 7 October 2003 | News AMA beats NCDL’s current agency in dog sponsorship campaign About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AMA Charity Services has “doubled the conversation rate” achieved by NCDL’s incumbent agency.In response to limited results for their Dog Sponsorship Campaign, the National Canine Defence League (NCDL) ran a test with two contact centres; AMA Charity Services Ltd and their incumbent agency.The test was run over two weeks and AMA says it managed to double the conversion rate achieved by the incumbent. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 47 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AMA say the success was due to a range of factors including informative product training by NCDL; their technology; regular input from, and feedback to, NCDL throughout the campaign; their ability to e-mail details of a selection of dogs available for sponsorship to prospective donors; “clever scripts” and full script training; and prompt follow-up with comprehensive material.As a result NCDL have appointed AMA Charity Services Ltd to handle their call -centre business. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Research / statistics
June 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation January 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media freedom defender’s mysterious death in late 2012 Equatorial GuineaAfrica Reporters Without Borders would like to voice its sadness about press freedom defender Manuel Nzé Nsongo’s death in late November, together with its concern and suspicions about the circumstances in which he died, casting a disturbing shadow over Equatorial Guinea’s media world at the year’s end.“Nsongo’s death is an undeniable loss for the journalism community and media sector in Equatorial Guinea,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The circumstances of his death have raised many questions and prompted various interpretations but it is still impossible to say with certainty whether he died of natural causes or was murdered. Rumours of poisoning are not unusual in Malabo after a government opponent suddenly dies.”Nsongo fell ill just a few hours after attending a working lunch with information, press and radio minister Agustín Nzé Nfumu and died two days later in a Malabo hospital. Relatives say he fell ill immediately after the lunch and suspect he was poisoned. As an autopsy was not carried out, there is no evidence to support their claims.“Is it still possible to shed light on this case?” Reporters Without Borders asked “The government should issue a statement to dispel the suspicions under which it finds itself, and should order an investigation if the family requests one.”Nsongo was President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s head of protocol from 1979 to 1991 and held the same position at the foreign ministry from 1991 to 1994. He subsequently took up the cause of media freedom in 1996 and became the president of the Equatorial Guinea Press Association (ASOPGE).He founded two newspapers, El Tiempo and La Opinión, in 2000 and had planned to set up an independent radio station, Radio Solidaridad. He also headed the Equatorial Guinea Journalists Network against HIV/AIDS and the Association for the Care and Protection of the Elderly.His colleagues say he was atypical inasmuch as he became more and more involved with the independent media while trying to maintain a proximity to the government that was a hangover from time when he was the president’s confidant.Despite disagreements with the government and strong criticism of its policies, Nsongo always avoided direct confrontation with members of the president’s inner circle, sources in Malabo and within the Equatorial Guinean diaspora say.Controlled by a dictatorial regime, Equatorial Guinea is ranked 161st out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. More information about the state of the media and freedom of information in this country. Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea Equatorial GuineaAfrica Receive email alerts News RSF_en Reports Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives November 27, 2020 Find out more News News May 18, 2020 Find out more
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook National Lottery announces County Winners of inaugural Good Causes Awards 2018. Pictured (l-r) are members of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, who won the Limerick Arts & Culture category in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards: Aisling Ni Cheallaigh, Sara Granda and Marie Dee. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games – or over €619,000 per day – goes back to Good Causes all over the country in the areas of Sports, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Community, Health, Youth and the Irish Language. Last year alone more than €226 million was raised by players of National Lottery games for such Good Causes. (Photo: Julien Behal)SIX Limerick organisations including the Children’s Grief Centre and Mid-West Simon Community have been named in the first National Lottery Good Causes Awards.The awards honour the inspiring work of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland with the help of Good Causes funding. Other Limerick winners included Thomond RFC, the Northside Family Resource Centre, Ilen Project and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes, which has a big impact on communities across the country.Announcing the Limerick winners. National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said: “We were bowled over by the calibre of entries and the impact that these organisations are having in their local communities. We know that these groups are doing extraordinary things and the Good Causes awards recognise and celebrate their achievements.”These six local winners will represent Limerick in the West Regional finals, competing for a place in the National Finals in Dublin on November 3. Each category winner will receive€10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000. The full list of county winners can be found at www.lottery.ie/goodcauseawards. Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin NewsCommunityWhole lotta Limerick good cause winnersBy Alan Jacques – August 14, 2018 1011 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Previous articleAsthma sufferers urged to use free helplineNext articleLimerick string sing out for Ireland Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible TAGSCommunityfundsgood causesLimerick City and CountyLotteryNational Lottery Advertisement
Twitter Hundreds turn out for protests against proposed cuts to CE Schemes By News Highland – December 16, 2011 Hundreds of people protested today outside the Government Oireachtas members constituency offices around the County.The protests, organised by SIPTU, are being held in response against the proposed budget cuts to Community Employment Schemes.And there will be a public meeting on Monday morning in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey against the cuts.SIPTU’s Martin O Rourke says people do realise the benefit of Community Employment Schemes….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/maor530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articlePolice in Strabane appeal after young girl muggedNext articleMan accused of depriving people of savings was “making money for the work of God” News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Pinterest
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Photo: Photo: Royal Navy Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll rescued 27 sailors from the Italian Con/Ro ship Grande America which caught fire in the Bay of Biscay on March 11.The frigate was on her way home to Plymouth after nine months away in the Asia-Pacific region when she responded to a mayday during the night from the 28,000-tonne merchant ship about 150 miles southwest of Brest.The ship’s cargo of containers and cars caught fire and the crew were fighting a losing battle against the flames and were abandoning ship.All of the sailors rescued were taken to the French port of Brest. Lieutenant Commander Dave Tetchner, HMS Argyll’s Weapon Engineer Officer, said none suffered life-threatening injuries but some would require hospital treatment and all were stunned by their ordeal.“It was pretty awful for them – they’d had to fight a fire in dreadful seas. Every one of them suffered smoke inhalation.“Then they faced the prospect of abandoning ship and then their lifeboat failed. It was pretty awful all round and they were shocked.” View post tag: HMS Argyll View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Grande America Share this article
Demolition crews reduce the former Flanders Hotel garage to a pile of brick and concrete rubble. By Tim KellyThe first new hotel project in Ocean City in more than 20 years moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday.Demolition commenced on a former garage and storage building at 10th Street and Ocean Avenue to clear the way for the construction of the North Island Inn, an all-suites hotel targeted at families planning on extended stays in Ocean City. Jorge Martinez, project foreman on the demolition job, said his five-man crew from the Vineland-based Souders Excavating should complete knocking down the building, believed to be approximately 95 years old, and clearing the site sometime next week. He said they reported to the job site at 8 a.m. and one of their bulldozers punched the first hole in the building shortly thereafter.“It’s coming down pretty easily,” said Martinez, a Vineland resident. “It’s a really old building.”Jorge Martinez, job foreman from Souders Excavating of Vineland, presides over the demolition project. When an OCNJDaily.com reporter visited the jobsite around 1 p.m., about a quarter of the building had already been reduced to a dusty pile of brick, concrete and plaster.Martinez said his firm’s pre-demo site work, largely completed over the weekend, stripped the building down to the windows, doors, walls and roof.“It was all ready for us,” he said. “There’s nothing left in there. The rest of the job is (relatively) easy.”Ironically, a brand new garage will rise from the site of the old one. But instead of the brown-brick building’s Art Deco-style roofline, familiar to generations of locals and visitors alike, this one will be topped with three additional stories of hotel space.A closeup shows the Art Deco roofline and ornamental brick design on the old garage.Fifteen suites are planned for the boutique hotel, which developers Christopher Glancey and Bob Morris say will take advantage of the prime location just steps from the beach and Boardwalk.Glancey last month told OCNJDaily.com the project will “usher in a new era” for hotel accommodations in town: new state-of-the-art suites for families.Last month, a Souders crew tore down a former annex of the Impala Island Inn motel, located next door to the garage/storage building. Glancey and Morris purchased the Impala last year from Anthony J. Frank and family for an undisclosed price and continue to operate it. The brown-brick garage/storage building was owned by the Impala, but previously had served as a garage and storage building for the Flanders Hotel, according to Peter Voudouris, the Flanders director of operations.The exact age of the building was not immediately known on Wednesday, but if it went up with the Flanders, it would have been completed in 1923.The building, believed to date to 1923, overlooks the corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue.Voudouris said that prior to the demolition, he was permitted to remove some old signs and other property belonging to the Flanders from the building. Separate from the issue of a new competitor, Voudouris expressed a bit of sadness to see his property’s old garage come down.“I like that building,” said Voudouris, who has been involved with the Flanders since the 1990s and is a proud custodian of its history. “I’ll miss seeing it on that corner.”Construction of the North Island Inn should begin shortly after the former garage site is cleared, Martinez said, and is expected to be completed at an undisclosed cost in time for the traditional summer season opening on Memorial Day weekend in 2020.Glancey and Morris made their mark as developers in Sea Isle City in recent years with several high-profile commercial and residential building projects. The North Island Inn is their initial foray into Ocean City.The hotel project gained Planning Board approval in 2017 while the Frank family still owned the Impala. Glancey and Morris inherited the North Island Inn project after buying the Impala. A Souders Excavation bulldozer scoops up demolition debris.