31 Jul

And now there are 10 ice cream makers in the Missions 15

first_imgOf all the calls, howls and squawks heard in the Mission, never has a breathe been spent complaining of an ice cream shortage. Why should it? There’s a parlor just around the cornerThe Mission, in just 1.5 square miles, boasts ten ice cream makers.“You gotta have your options,” said Melissa Loesgen outside the Mission’s newest addition, Smitten Ice Cream, which opened Thursday at 904 Valencia St.And indeed there are many. 0% Related coverage:In 2011, we served folks on the best flavor at Bi-Rite’s Creamery and Humphry SlocombeJustino at Bi-Rite’s Creamery, 2012La Copa Loca, 2012Perfect (or Not), 2014San Francisco Ice Cream is About Straus Dairy, 2015 “I get all my ice cream stores confused,” said Jen Kabbabe who was looking forward to a scoop of salted caramel as she waited in line at Bi-Rite’s Creamery.  “It’s awesome.”Line outside of Bi-Rite’s Creamery Photo by Ian WilliamsEvery parlor offers something new. At Smitten, those in line waited for one of the flavors that had been concocted with other local stores.  The gold latte, which according to Indiana Jones belongs in a museum, was made in collaboration with Samovar Tea on 411 Valencia St. Smitten, which opened with a pay-what-you-like option, worked with several local businesses to create unique flavors.Two of these include “chevre and apricots” from Mission Cheese and “hot chocolate” from Dandelion Chocolate. Proceeds from the opening are going to La Cocina, a program that incubates low income food entrepreneurs.Although yesterday was the location’s grand opening, it is far from its first appearance on the district’s streets. Eight years ago, Smitten Ice Cream’s founder Robyn Sue Fisher was bringing churn-to-order ice cream to the Mission out of a prototype machine mounted in a red Fly Wheel wagon. It was a massive success, leading to what is now four San Francisco locations along with stores in Oakland, San Jose and Los Altos.Of the more than 20 seasonal and permanent flavors, “earl grey” is a common highlight. “I dream about that flavor,” said Tyler Adams, who became familiar with Smitten at its Marina location.If the line is too long at Smitten, and you miss the earl in your waking hours, no problem, you can find him chilling at Bi-Rite on 18th or see his vegan alter ego at Garden Creamery on 20th. His vegan self isn’t quite as smooth but his title compensates for that.Although the cluster of creameries “seems a little unnecessary,” by Walker Dove’s standards, he still waited in a lengthy queue outside of Bi-Rite. Besides, if there is still a line, are there really enough?Tartine Manufactory, an off-site expansion of one of San Francisco’s most prominent bakeries, offers the familiar treat with an exotic twist – water buffalo milk.Aubrie Pick, who opted for “fior de latte” delicately garnished with “cocoa nib tuille,” thought it “not too sweet, has a good texture and great on a sunny day.”According to Pick, “there’s never too much ice cream.”A map of all the ice cream makers with some of our earlier coverage. Tags: ice cream Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

30 Jul

Was it a good move Customers competition react to gun sale changes

first_img “I see no problems at all with moving the gun age up to 21,” says gun shop owner Dane Britt.Britt’s gun and ammo shop, DB Gun and Ammo, sits across the road from a Wal-Mart superstore.“With the big box stores taken out of the equation,number one I think small business can prosper but not only that,” Britt said. “Taking out the monetary equation, going into the moral equation I think we can keep a better eye on who’s getting these sort of things, who’s buying these sort of guns.”Related Article: Parkland students return to school, but some still don’t feel safeHe sees the new policies by Wal-Mart and Dick’s Sporting Goods to not sell guns and ammo to those under 21 as a step in the right direction. Britt himself has turned away customers he felt did not need a gun.“Me being in a small shop like this I can be more intimate and have conversations with people,” said Britt.Customers were split, some in favor of it, concerned about the vulnerabilities the recent school shooting showed.“I’m really concerned for my granddaughter going to kindergarten after all of the shootings that’s going on,” said Natalie Wood.Others thinking it’s not the right move. They’d like to see Wal-Mart promote more classes for gun safety.“I think it’s a step in the wrong direction,” said Ben Herring. “Because access to guns and firearms is important for people to learn about firearms.”Customers at Dick’s Sporting Goods thought the change was sensible.Britt like other shops we talked to do not think it will boost business. If it does bring more people into his shop – he plans to make sure every customer checks out.“I don’t know if Walmart and Dicks making their decisions will make that much of a difference but obviously we hope so.”Wal-Mart’s age limit was not the only change, three years ago they barred assault type rifles, now they are taking down toy or air pellet guns that even resemble them. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dicks Sporting Goods and Walmart have changed who they sell guns and ammunition to. Both stores raised their age limits to 21 years old in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting.WWAY decided to reach out to customers and their competition in our area to get reaction to this announcement.- Advertisement – last_img read more

30 Jul

Carolina Beach votes on food trucks pulls Pedal Pub application

first_imgCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach Town Council discussed both food trucks and pedal pubs at their Tuesday night meeting.According to Carolina Beach Mayor, Joe Benson, council voted to allow food trucks in non-residential districts.- Advertisement – Benson also said an application for a Pedal Pub franchise was pulled for another council meeting because they need to add more routes.In March, council voted to allow the franchise onto Pleasure Island.Benson said council will readdress the Pedal Pub franchise applicant during their regular meeting on May 8.last_img read more

30 Jul

Rabies clinics in Brunswick County planned for Saturday

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — This weekend, you can get your pet a rabies vaccine for $6.Clinics are taking place at different places across Brunswick County.- Advertisement – Here’s a list of locations and times:Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services429 Green Swamp Road, Supply10 a.m.-1 p.m.(1-year vaccines only)Leland Veterinary Hospital508 Village Road, Leland8 a.m.-1 p.m.Related Article: Learn a wizard’s way at Museum After Dark: Wizarding SchoolRiver Road Animal Hospital8593 River Road, Southport9 a.m.-noonCapeside Animal Hospital58 Waterford Business Center Way, Belville8 a.m.-6 p.m.Four Paws Animal Hospital4320 Southport-Supply Road, Suite 500, Southport8 a.m.-noonlast_img read more

30 Jul

Cooper tells WWAY confident we are ready

first_img The governor said almost the entire state will be affected by the storm.“We’re working to keep people safe now, but I promise you we’ll be working very hard to recover from this, because we know we’re going to have a long road ahead.”Watch the entire interview in the player above. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Gov. Roy Cooper says he believes North Carolina is prepared to handle what Hurricane Florence brings to the Tar Heel State.The governor spoke live via satellite with WWAY Thursday evening from the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.- Advertisement – last_img read more

30 Jul

WPD investigating New Years Day shooting

first_img A Wilmington Police spokeswoman said the victims stated they were approached by three white males in their late teens who demanded the victims’ wallets. When the victims refused, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot them.The victims were transported to NHRMC.No other information is available at this time.Related Article: Lawyer: Client will plead not guilty in teen’s 1979 slayingThe investigation is ongoing. Anyone with info should contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or use Text A Tip . WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two men injured. Officers responded to the 400 block of Marion Drive around 3 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a shooting and attempted robbery.- Advertisement – last_img read more

30 Jul

Brunswick County Sheriffs Office warns of phone scam

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement warning that another phone scam is making its way through the community.According to a Facebook post, a person receives a phone call claiming to be a Brunswick County deputy.- Advertisement – The caller states the recipient has warrants out for their arrest or that they owe money to the government.The person is then instructed to wire money.The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says this is completely a scam and that they do not call to request money from residents for any reason.last_img read more

30 Jul

67yearold in precarious condition after getting run over in Sliema

first_img SharePrint ArkivjiArkivji A 67-year-old man is fighting for his life at Mater Dei Hospital following a road accident in Sliema on Friday morning.The Irish national was run over in Windsor Street at around 1am. In a press release the Police said that a 30-year-old Mosta resident lost control of his vehicle and drove over the Irishman.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

30 Jul

Fake mobile phone handsets to be switched off next year

first_imgAdvertisement Anyone with a counterfeit phone has until July 1, 2013 to dispose of it, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said.UCC was initially set to switch off fake phones tomorrow, but its decision to postpone for another seven months a policy directive which is bound to affect thousands of people is informed by the need to mitigate the expected impact.“We want to sensitize people about the features of fake phones so that the public and businessmen importing phones know exactly what they are buying or importing,” UCC’s Director, Technology and Licensing, Patrick Mwesigwa told MPs on the Information and Communications Technology committee yesterday. – Advertisement – According to the spokesperson of UCC Fred Otunnu, fake mobile handsets not only contravene UCC provisions, but they also pose “a security threat since they have no clear identification in terms of serial numbers.”“Equipment connected to the network is meant to be of the genuine type approved by UCC in order to achieve compatibility and avoid compromising the network,” Otunnu said.Otunnu noted that the ongoing registration of mobile phone sim cards is complimentary rather than connected with the need to stop the circulation of fake phones on the market.When implemented, the policy directive will see Uganda join Kenya which switched off more than 1 million fake mobile handsets early this month.In a related development, MPs heard that UCC is set to gazette new stringent quality of service benchmarks for telecommunication companies tomorrow, as it seeks to address complaints of plummeting quality of services.The parameters which will see licenses of repeat offenders revoked will provide for financial penalties for blocked calls, loss of network coverage and dropped calls.Other guidelines, according to State Minister for Information Technology, Nyombi Thembo, will oblige telecommunication companies to curb mobile span (like unsolicited messages), protection of children from inappropriate content, guarding consumer privacy and increasing transparency in pricing.The issuance of these benchmarks and related punitive actions follows repeated complaints by the public about getting a raw deal from telecom service providers.Earlier, MPs had rejected Thembo’s claims of vandalism of equipment, bureaucracy and unreliable power supply as some of the reasons behind poor mobile phone services.“There are issues that don’t hinge on vandalism of unreliable power supply. But these companies don’t seem to care even when their networks breakdown for more than a day because they are not effectively supervised,” committee vice chairman, Vicent Bagiire said.MPs Wafula Oguttu, Paula Turyahikayo and Allen Andrew urged UCC to crack the whip on any substandard mobile phone services.  UCC is mandated to regulate the communications sector in Uganda.Credit: NewVisionlast_img read more