The fire started at around 1:15 p.m. in Rutherford County near the intersection of Bradyville Pike and Gum Puckett Road, WSMV reported. The fire eventually grew to cover on area measuring between eight and ten acres reaching the edge of a nearby woods, fire officials said.
Susan Palmer, one of the residents of the Rock Haven Lodge nudist park—which is located near the intersection—noticed something was wrong after seeing heavy smoke during her drive home. She called 911.
“I looked out to my left and saw a lot of smoke and I thought, ‘That doesn’t look good,'” Palmer told WSMV. “I got in touch with some of my guys and said, ‘Take the fire truck and go.'”
Fortunately, the nudist park has a 1964 Ford fire truck capable of holding 500 gallons of water, which had never been used to tackle a large blaze until the latest incident.
Residents from the nudist park then helped personnel from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to battle the fire—which was located just outside the nudist park property.
As well as using their fire truck, the nudist park residents also helped to move hay bales away from the blaze in order to stop it spreading, WTVF reported.
The owner of the property where the fire started said that it was the nudist park residents who spotted the fire first and sounded the alarm.
The initiative is particularly appreciated by nudists visiting the beaches of Sant Sebastia or Mar Bella, according to reports.
The Urban Guard of Barcelona is looking after victims of theft by giving them bags containing four practical items – flip flops, a T-shirt provided by Barcelona City Council, trousers and a one-way Barcelona Metro ticket.
El Pais reports that the “theft kit” is especially designed for holidaymakers returning to their belongings on the beach after a swim, only to find their gear has been swiped.
Since the holiday season began, cops have handed out 174 kits between May 27 and August 21.
This is a rise from three years ago, when 120 were provided from May to September.
The jump echoes a rise in reported crime in the resort location, with deputy mayor Albert Batlle saying there’s a “security crisis”, including at its crowded beaches.
People who want to celebrate their freedom on Independence Day sunning at Lake Tahoe are going to need to wear some clothes.
That’s according to law enforcement officials on the Nevada side of the lake who are cracking down on public nudity at longtime clothing-optional beaches.
The warning comes in advance of the Fourth of July, one of the biggest days of the year for Tahoe beachgoers, clothed and unclothed alike.
The prospect of a police crackdown on nudity is worrying for people who like to wear minimal to no clothing in order to maximize their Tahoe summer experience.
“It is scary, people are frightened,” said Guy Dannehl, president of Tahoe Area Naturists, following a weekend confrontation with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at Creek Beach, a longtime clothing-optional beach on the east shore.
The confrontation occurred Saturday afternoon and a beachgoer recorded a portion of it with a smartphone and posted it on Facebook.
Although the beach is on U.S. Forest Service land within the boundary of Carson City, law enforcement agencies around the lake have agreements to enforce laws across jurisdictional boundaries.
The City of Rockingham will update signs at Port Kennedy’s nudist beach to ensure the precise location of free bathing is clear, after feedback from residents that the boundaries are too close to the beach’s main access way.
Nude bathing has been permitted at the beach since 1988.
But Port Kennedy residents last week questioned why “free beach” signs had been moved from their position about 100m down the beach to just 10m away from the beach’s main access way, in full view of beachgoers entering from Bayeux Avenue.
Residents also raised concerns about lewd behaviour on the beach, which was moving closer to the general beach boundary.
“At the very least, we do not want to walk down onto our beach from the most popular access way available to us and be confronted by this type of behaviour,” a resident, who requested that her name be withheld, said.
The two sides in a rezoning dispute for a nude campground faced off in a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.
Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle are appealing a 2017 decision by Stone Mills Township council that denied their request to re-zone their property to allow the expansion of the campground.
Tuesday’s meeting set a date for a hearing and confirmed the list of people seeking to take part as parties or participants.
But before that, LPAT member Thomas Hodgins asked the two sides if they could find a solution on their own.
“Is there an opportunity to settle this?” Hodgins asked.
Gibson said she and Gravelle were open to finding a settlement but the township’s lawyer Tony Flemming said his clients want the issue to go before a hearing.
Five people – mostly neighbours of the Freedom Fields – and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture applied to be participants in the hearing, allowing them to submit written comments for consideration.
All of those applying for participant status are opposed to the campground’s expansion, and included Jim and Susan Denison, Michael Mulroney and Chris Howland.
“I am very interested in this matter,” said Mulroney, who described himself as the third-generation of his family to live on a property adjacent to the Freedom Fields site.
The OFA opposed the campground being expanded on land that could be used for agricultural purposes.
Gibson said she objected to the tribunal allowing her neighbours take part as participants.
She argued that none of those applying failed to show the re-zoning application violated the township and county official plans or provincial policy statements about rural development.
Gibson said most of their submissions were “biased, discriminatory and libellous” and focused on the nudity at the ranch rather than planning issues.
Is it a lady’s or is it for ladies – the history of an Auckland nudist beach’s names may soon be revealed for all to see.
Ladies Bay in the east Auckland suburb of St Heliers has long suffered from multiple spellings of its name – and a questionable reputation.
Now local politician Colin Davis is looking to solve the former with a new sign that spells out both of the site’s English names – and adds a Māori one.
While “Ladies Bay” is the name at present printed on an Auckland Council sign, the place has also been known as Lady’s Bay, prompting the question, who was the lady?
Davis, of the Ōrākei Local Board, citing a local historian and reports on a 1940s plan for a flying-boat passenger terminal at the bay, said she was Eliza, Lady Grey, wife of Governor Sir George Grey.
“… hence ‘Lady’s Bay’, which spelling is recorded in a local history and most often in newspapers in the late 1800s, even up to the 1940s,” Davis said in papers for this Thursday’s board meeting where he hopes to persuade colleagues to support his move.
“Sometimes, but not often, the plural spelling ‘Ladies’ – with an apostrophe – was written.”
He told the Herald that work being done, following subsidence, to build new steps down to the bay gave an opportunity to replace the current sign with one that said “Ladies Bay – Lady’s Bay”.
He wants a Māori name added too, in line with Auckland Council policy, and a separate sign explaining the history of the names.
Some years ago you could barely, (no pun intended) watch a sporting event without seeing a streaker and the Crucible was no exception. Where have they all gone?
One of the most prolific streakers of all time Mark Roberts made two appearances at the World Snooker Finals at the Crucible, once at the Graham Dott and Ronnie O’Sullivan game in 2004, and again in 2008 when Ali Carter played Ronnie.
After a few good years of notoriety, during which he was banned from every football ground in the UK, he hung up his boots which were often the only things he wore!
Streakers apart, people do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well. And it can be closer than you think!
A farm in Doncaster is holding the annual ‘Nudestock’ event in May which is certified by the British Camping and Caravanning Club. However, the week-long event is well managed, doesn’t hurt anyone or cause any trouble with local people, and really if that’s what floats your boat! The theme this year is ‘Space’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, although I seem to remember the astronauts wearing quite a lot on the way of protective clothing, which would have been quite useful given that one of the sporting activities is darts! Ouch!
It is a chance for naturists to socialise with other like-minded people and is a real family affair. Other activities include yoga, body painting and Scottish dancing and there is live entertainment.
Ian Douglas Pollard, former architect and developer, has died at the age of 73.
He was best known for his work creating the stunning Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury as the 'naked gardener', due to his penchant for working in the nude.
In a tribute released by his family, they said: “Ian was a tremendous and larger than life character; always upbeat, always entertaining, and truly unique in his outlook and attitude to life.
“Both pragmatic and creative, and never one to shy away from controversy, he was truly a ‘renaissance’ man.
“He is, and will, be sadly missed.”
The sculpture, depicting a naked couple in a passionate clinch, has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the Mansion since it arrived at the end of last year – but none were quite as eye-catching as the 60 members of British Naturism who were given a private viewing recently.
They were also given a talk about the sculpture and other work on display by museum curator Emma Roodhouse.
A spokesman for Ipswich Council, which owns and manages the Mansion, said: “It was an unusual booking, but we were happy to allow them a private viewing. They were a very pleasant group and were really interested in The Kiss and the other exhibits we have on show there.”
He said that a member of museum staff had to accompany the group during their visit to the exhibition – but it was otherwise a private visit.
“We asked for volunteers – no one was forced to stay in case they might have been embarrassed, but the visit was a great success.”
Andy Wyman from British Naturism said: “We have visited other museums before such as the Haynes Motor Museum and the Maritime Museum in Falmouth but this was the first time we have been to such a prestigious event with the magnificent Rodin sculpture, The Kiss.