PICTURE PERFECT — This breathtaking view is of the harbor Cinque Terre in Italy. Photo for the I-O by Cindy Peterson
Special to the I-O by Cindy Habets Peterson
For many people, Italy conjures up the renaissance glory of St. Peter’s cathedral, the gliding gondolas snaking through the canals of Venice, and the rolling, sun-kissed hills of Tuscany.
But for those travelers who choose to leave behind the bustling cities and vast museums lies a distinctive destination. Venture by train to a tiny six-mile stretch of rugged coast and discover the Italy of ages past come alive.
Nearly hidden and forgotten for hundreds of years, the five villages of Cinque Terre (which translates “Five Lands”) nestle up against the rugged cliffs they call home. On a stretch of land in Northern Italy called the Gulf of Genoa, the villages of Cinque Terre lie virtually unchanged since the time when Italian trading ships ruled the seas.
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Lately there has been some confusion regarding the high school’s new rule concerning eligibility for extra-curricular activities. To start with this decision was not made with haste. The school staff had at least six meetings regarding the change in rules along with two school board meetings.
The coaches and board members also had the opportunity to attend the committee meeting.
The rule was passed at a July school board meeting and went into effect at the beginning of this school year. The rules regarding eligibility can be found in the CHS student/parent handbook.
The Conrad Public Library is set to host their second annual Afternoon of Chocolate on Feb. 10, from 1-4 p.m.
Scheduled to be on hand is New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford.
His book is also listed as a “top reader” on the Barnes and Knobel Book Club selection, as well as the Target Book Club, to name a couple.