Dear Mountain Mama, My fiancé and I love the outdoors. We both love Asheville and want to get married in the mountains. But we disagree on whether to elope or invite guests. We are on a modest budget, but we want to create magical memories of the start of our lives as newlyweds. Can you help with a compromise?Thanks,Love BirdDear Love Bird,With the Blue Ridge Mountains, the French Broad River, dozens of nearby creeks and lakes, your options to get married outdoors are limitless. Love Bird, it sounds like you’ve met your nature soul mate. But sometimes even with our soul mate we disagree about important issues, including whether or not to invite guests.What about starting off your marriage on the right foot by compromising? How about planning an outdoor wedding along a secluded creek? You and your mate could raft down and a few of the people your fiancé couldn’t imagine not being at your wedding could join you at the ceremony site.Lucky for you, companies like Asheville Adventure Weddings cater to folks just like you. The founders, both local outdoor junkies, will listen to your vision of a perfect wedding and then create it. Whether you desire to get married perched on a mountaintop with a star-studded sky as a backdrop or on the side of the river with a waterfall in the background, they can make your wedding dreams realty. The company caters to intimate wedding parties, whether it’s a bride and groom wanting to elope in the wilderness or a few of the couples’ closest friends.So Love Bird, find a quiet time to talk to your sweetie, and over a bottle of wine share your visions for your wedding. Together you can create a celebration of your love just as unique as the two of you.Here’s to happy nuptial planning! Mountain Mama
By Dialogo February 12, 2009 Ecuador has uncovered a money laundering network worth as much as 60 million dollars, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Eleven people were arrested when police wound up the network — said to be linked to Colombia’s notorious Cali cartel. “The amounts that were managed total between 50 and 60 million dollars,” said Washington Pesantez, a spokesman for Ecuador’s chief prosecutor. The scam centered on a married Ecuadorian couple who spun-off dozens of shell firms from a central business. The police sting spanned five provinces and resulted in the seizure of 30 firms. “They laundered vast sums of money for the Cali cartel,” said Jose Cisneros, a prosecutor.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 47-year-old man was fatally struck by a delivery truck in Selden on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Carl Lunsford was hit by a southbound Ford FedEx delivery truck on Magnolia Drive shortly before 7 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 27-year-old Laurence Broggy, was not injured.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers inspected the truck, which was not impounded.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.