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Veliko Tarnovo will have a new Town Park

Veliko Tarnovo is to receive a new town park – its 15th. The park will be set up at the terrain near the Kachitsa Roundabout (just behind Billa Store). The initial project is now ready.

The project envisages that there will be walkways, green areas with decorative shrubs and trees, pet zone, sports facilities, kids playgrounds and water fountains. There will be skating and bicycle alleys and shaded seating areas. The park will also have a stage where it can host various happenings and performances. The funding is expected to come through the financial mechanisms of the European Union.

The plot of land spans over 18,000 sqm and was owned by the state until last year when the Council of Ministers granted the ownership of the place to the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo at the request of the Mayor Daniel Panov. All the other parks within the territory of the town were renovated in recent years after the Municipality secured funding from the European Union.

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Star Village to be built between Gabrovo and Dryanovo

Foreign investors are to build the first settlement for astronomical observations in Bulgaria. It will be located in the Balkan Mountains, in an area between Gabrovo and Dryanovo. This is the darkest part of Bulgaria, away from the lights of towns and other human activity, which might interfere with astronomical observations.

The so-called Star Village will hosts festivals, workshops and training courses. The goal for the place is to become an educational and research center for professionals and lovers of astronomy, said the creator of the project David Hollands.

Astronomy enthusiasts will be able to combine their vacation with practical work, observations and even astrophotography.

The village will have a visitors’ center, a private observatory, conference halls and a modern residential, educational and scientific complex. The Star village should be ready in early 2017.

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Nike releases trainers with the colours of the Bulgarian flag

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Grigor Dimitrov

US sporting goods giant Nike released tennis shoes with the colours of the Bulgarian flag. The company is the sponsor of the Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov; this was the reason for Nike to come up with the idea for sports shoes in white, green and red. It is expected that the trainers will be worn by Dimitrov during his next tournament.

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My Small Garden Campaign starts for the 4th time in Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo Municipality is organizing My Small Garden Campaign for the fourth consecutive year. Its aim is to stimulate citizens’ activity to turn the spaces between buildings they live in, allocated for growing flowers and decorative bushes but now left unkempt, into beautifully arranged gardens again.

House owners and representatives of homeowners associations in Veliko Tarnovo can take part in the campaign. What they need to do is describe the plot which is to be cultivated, enumerate the plant species they want to grow and present papers proving ownership or minutes from the Homeowners General Meeting. Application are to be accepted from 1st till 31st March.

Afterwards a special commission will inspect all yards enlisted for participation and will hand out the plants.

The campaign started in 2013; 88 trees and 812 bushes were planted last year

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The first design for a covered bridge over the Yantra revealed

The first design for a covered bridge spanning over the Yantra River is now ready and was approved at a meeting held by the Yantra Bridge – Asenevtsi Initiative Committee. The ambitious undertaking was announced last year and it quickly captured the public attention. The author of the idea, Martin Pavlov, said that he was convinced the project would be implemented by the end of 2020. The author of the first design is Suzana Pencheva, a student in Veliko Tarnovo University Faculty of Art. Continue Reading

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This Saturday – Night of the Samovodskata Charshiya for the 4th time

samovodska_zaglavnaThe fourth edition of the Night of the Samovodskata Charshiya will be held on September, 19th. The Crafts Street feast will have а retro twist, reminiscent of times past. The event starts at 11 pm with crafts school for children and adults. Master craftsmen will demonstrate old techniques they have mustered and preserved in time to all willing to try. There will be demonstrations throughout the day, up to 4 pm. Continue Reading

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Corn husk knitting demonstrations in Gorna Oryahovitsa

tsareviKnitting with corn husks or the so called belenitsa, will be shown in the Historical Museum of Gorna Oryahovitsa on 12th September. On Saturday the visitors of the museum will learn about the history of this craft and they can also take part in the workshops which will be set up and try to master the knitting. Continue Reading