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Veliko Tarnovo Town Big Brass Bend to play at Marno Pole Park in September

11709758_1024585124218621_5852100555014857451_nThe Veliko Tarnovo Municipality Big Brass Band will entertain the citizens and guests of the old capital in September. Their performances will be staged every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6 pm and 7 pm.

The orchestra will delight its fans and lovers of good music with performances of jazz, popular music, and movie soundtrack numbers.

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Flight of the Storks

Every year we see the storks revisit their nests around the municipality of VT, but do we ever really know where they have been and the distance they travel?  Well now experts of “Green balkans” have placed transmitters and rings on 2 young storks born this year in Polikraishte.  There first few tentative flights tracked them to neighbouring roofs and electricity pylons, but since have flown to Varbitsa, 20km east of their nest.  After this first tandem voyage they have split up opted for completely different routes.  One has headed north, 95km near Rousse and the other south across the Balkan mountains near the town Yambol.

The transmitters will allow the opportunity to follow the path of young storks, witnessing their dangerous and long journey south, and with even greater hopes of their return.  The name of the study is called “White Stork and is funded by the European Business Congress to promote conservation.  This project is being implemented simultaneously in also Russia, Armenia, The Czech Rebulic and Slovenia.

 

Lifestyle, Transport

A blue mood over car parking

Complaints are flooding in about Blue Zone parking in Veliko Tarnovo.  Residents are resenting having to pay for parking outside their own homes.  The largest problems are occurring in the old part of town and directly in the centre.  The local administration explained that tourism brings in trade and therefore tourists must have somewhere to park close to amenities and attractions.

There is a petition from locals demanding that there are alternative solutions as to where to park their cars. There was a possibility of a small parking lot in front of Tsaravets, but there is an ongoing discussion about this issue.  Further to this point is an option to build new underground and surface parking lots, including multi-storey car parking to alleviate problems with the battle for car parking spaces.

Lifestyle

Enjoy the summer – stay hydrated

Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated.  The hot weather is set to stay and is already affecting lots of people around Veliko Tarnovo.  The department of cardiology and rheumatology has seen an increase in patients over the last few days.  Those most at risk are those with heart problems and are warned to avoid being in direct sunshine from 10:00 to 17:00 in the afternoon, stay in cool rooms with air conditioning if possible, wear clothes made of natural fabrics, wear sunglasses and a hat.
Enjoy the summer – but do it sensibly.
Lifestyle

New online tax payments

Taxes for property and vehicles can now be paid online here in the municipality of Veliko Tarnovo.  This is also true for municipalities of Sofia, Varna and Plovdiv. This online service was commissioned in May but has currently been upgraded to make life easier, particularly for those living in the villages.  Everything can be accessed through the Revenue Agency website (NRA) and in the coming months the software will expand to other municipalities.

You can obtain a free personal identification code (PIC) from any NRA office to assess your information and make payments.  For further information about this new service phone 18 700 0700 NRA.