first_imgHAPPENINGS AT THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY GOP State Senator Jim Tomes, District 49 State Senator Vaneta Becker, District 50 State Representative Matt Hostettler, District 64State Representative Wendy McNamara, District 76State Representative Holli Sullivan, District 78     County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Combating the Rise of Anti-SemitismPresident Donald J. Trump is issuing an Executive Order to further the fight against the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.”The vile, hate-filled poison of anti-Semitism must be condemned and confronted everywhere and anywhere it appears.”   – President Donald J. Trump Learn moreRead Executive Order Visit www.vanderburghgop.com  President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China“We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China. They have agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more.””We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China. They have agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more.”    –President Donald J. Trump Read more January 1, 2020 (Noon)Inauguration of City Officials Farley Smith, Treasurer Shortly after Trump was elected, even before he was inaugurated, the discussion of impeachment began. The only question was, what will the vehicle be. Now we know. Just like the Mueller Report, this entire process is ending with a thud.  Watch Senator Mike Braun discuss Impeachment during network interviews below. December VCRP Breakfast CANCELLEDThe VCRP will not hold a Breakfast Meeting for the month of December.The next scheduled Breakfast will be Saturday January 18, 2020. President Trump Message to Congress after Passage of USMCA“The Agreement will create significant new opportunities for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses by opening markets in Canada and Mexico and eliminating barriers to United States goods, services, and investment.” – President Donald J. Trump Read more We are fortunate to live in a community with a number of fun activities and wonderful outdoor experiences, including the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, which has some exciting news. Robin Johnston Deem will serve as Wesselman Woods’ next executive director.    Johnston Deem is deeply involved in community initiatives promoting healthy lifestyles in southwest Indiana. She is well known and respected for her ability to build bridges across many different groups, and will be a true champion for Wesselman Woods.   Working in partnership with the City of Evansville, Wesselman Nature Society provides environmental education and outdoor recreation experiences to connect people with nature, motivate them to lead sustainable lives, and take action to protect wildlife and wild places. Wesselman Woods is a great place to visit and experience the outdoors.   Click here to get involved by volunteering, donating or visiting our community’s unique natural habitat. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 is the first day a declaration of candidacy for major political party primary nomination (or election as a Republican Party precinct committeeman, or state convention delegate of either major party at the primary) may be filed. It is also the first day a major party primary candidate for President or Governor may file a petition of nomination with a county voter registration office for verification of petition signatures. Refer to the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division’s Candidate Information web page for candidate forms and additional information.Candidates for precinct committeeman must be a Qualified Elector of the precinct and a Qualified Primary Republican (or obtain authorization from the County Chairman). Candidates for precinct committeeman must file a CAN-37 form with the county clerk between Wednesday January 8, 2020 and noon Friday, February 7, 2020.  Form CAN-37  can be found on the Secretary of State Election Division’s Candidate Information web page.Republican State Convention Delegate Candidates must be a resident of the Election District and a Qualified Primary Republican. A declaration of candidacy for election as a state convention delegate (form CAN-37) must be filed with the county election board no earlier than January 8, 2020 and no later than noon February 7, 2020. All delegates will be assessed a $100 fee payable to the Indiana Republican State Committee to help defer State Convention costs.Contact VCRP Political Director Mary Jo Kaiser at [email protected] or 812-425-8207 for more information. Kevin Harrison, Editor VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, January 8, 2019 January 13, 2020 (5:30 pm)EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting County Commissioners Wesselman Woods names new executive director(from 12/13/199 Newsletter) EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting- Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville  Meet Your Legislators – Saturday, January 11, 2020 Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville Event:Meet Your LegislatorsDate: Saturday, January 11, 2020Time: 9:15 AM (doors open at 9:00 AM)Location:Central Library– Browning Rooms200 SE ML King BLVD, Evansville Senate Page Program Applications Open     The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2020 Senate Page Program. Through the full-day program, students in grades six through 12 can tour Indiana’s Statehouse, listen to debates and help staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students also have the opportunity to meet with their state senator.     The Senate Page Program will begin in January and run through early March. Positions fill quickly, so it is important to apply early. Pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session. They begin their day at 8:30 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school.     Moving a bill through the legislature can be a long and complicated process, and the Senate Page Program allows students to get an up-close look at what goes into accomplishing this task. I encourage all students in our area to consider paging with the Senate. For more information or to apply, click here.    Time: 3:30 PM Time: 11:30 AMLocation: GOP Headquarters815 John Street, EvansvilleMeetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen  Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana Central Committee:Wayne Parke, ChairmanMary Jo Kaiser, Political DirectorDottie Thomas, Vice ChairmanLon Walters, Secretary Also see Indiana House Republicans 12/13/19 Post-  Sullivan: Connecting Indiana, investing in trails If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at [email protected]               Time: 5:30 PM Inauguration Ceremony – New Year’s Day 2020  President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Supporting Working Families“My administration will also continue to advocate for policies that support working families, including making child care more affordable and accessible.”   – President Donald J. Trump Read MoreWatch Remarks at the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave scvasvasvasv  County Commission / Rezoning Meeting- Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 January 8, 2020 (3:30 pm)County Council Meeting  For more information visitCounty Council Indiana Installs 17th Baby Box     Recently, Indiana installed its 17th baby box under the Safe Haven Law. The Safe Haven Law, which was created in 2000, allows parents who feel they are unable to care for an infant less than 30 days old to leave the child with staff at a designated Safe Haven location with no questions asked. This enables a person to give up an unwanted infant safely and anonymously without fear of arrest or prosecution. As long as there are no signs of intentional abuse on the baby, no information is required of the person.    During the 2018 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Enrolled Act 340, which allows fire stations to use baby boxes. Once the baby is examined and, if needed, given medical treatment, the Indiana Department of Child Services will take the child into custody and place it with a caregiver.    In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need a Safe Haven Law to protect newborns. Unfortunately, some parents are unable to give their babies the care they need, and I believe the Safe Haven Law is an important option to protect a young life if a desperate parent feels they have nowhere else to turn.For more information on the Safe Haven Law, click here.   Date: January 13, 2020  Last week President Trump saw the House move closer to ratifying one of his top policy priorities, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, made an initial trade agreement with China, signed an Executive Order combating the rise of Anti-Semitism on college campuses, and worked on increasing access to affordable, high quality child care. This on the heals of economic data showing a booming economy where his policies have resulted in the lowest unemployment level in 50 years. Last week the Democrats gave us impeachment. So who is really working in the best interests of the American people?  Senator Mike Braun on Impeachment ( 12/10/19 Facebook Post) (Click for Event Flyer)  Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on House Democrats’ Articles of Impeachment  (from 12/10/19 Press Release)  Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump:“House Democrats have been obsessed with impeaching President Trump since he was elected in 2016. Their blatant refusal to accept the will of the American people in that election undermines our democracy and effectively silences the voices of millions of Americans. Make no mistake, this sham impeachment process is nothing more than a partisan endeavor that has been engineered in an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2020 elections. These articles of impeachment were essentially written three years ago before the President ever took the oath of office, and House Democrats have merely been searching for what they believe is a narrative they could spin and twist into a justification for impeachment. The American people are the real victims of this shameful process – while House Democrats play politics, real work to improve the lives of Americans has taken a back seat to the impeachment agenda.“  For more information visit Time: 3:00 PM   Mark Your calendar                CLICK on event for more information First day of declaration of candidacy for 2020 Primary Election is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Mark your calendars for a chance to talk to our state Legislators at the Evansville Central Library on the second Saturdays of January, February, and March of 2020! January 8, 2020 First day to file a Declaration of Candidacy for 2020 Primary January 11, 2020 (9:15 am)Meet Your Legislators County Commission/ Rezoning Meeting  Click to Watch Fox News Interview Senator Braun talks Impeachment on CBSN Stay in touch with GOP state legislators representing our area by clicking the links below. December 17 (3:00 pm) Christmas at the Whitehouse :   Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:United States Senator Mike BraunUnited States Senator Todd YoungCongressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (Indiana 8th District) Event: Inauguration of City OfficialsDate: January 1, 2020Time: NoonLocation:Victory Theatre600 Main St,, Evansville scvasvasvasv for more info. Thank you.  Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building                  951 Walnut St., EvansvilleFor more information visit the Board of School Trustees web page. From Indiana Senate Republican 12/13/19 Newsletters for: January 18, 2020 VCRP Monthly Breakfast scvasvasvasv Click for Event Flyer   Make sure you add [email protected] to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox! News and Upcoming Events for December 17, 2019 January 31, 2020Congress of Counties Click to View or (812) 425-8207. Visit the Vanderburgh GOP EVENTSpage for daily updates. 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Latest Forecast Calls for No Snow in Ocean City

first_imgA storm moving up the coast on the day before Thanksgiving will bring only rain to Ocean City.The latest National Weather Service forecast calls for snow in Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey on Wednesday, Nov. 26, one of the busiest travel days of the year.The rain-snow line will cross the Interstate 95 corridor on Wednesday evening but never reach Ocean City.The forecast calls for heavy rain in Ocean City that will continue well into Wednesday night. The high temperature will reach 43 degrees on Wednesday afternoon and fall only to 34 degrees on Wednesday night.The nor’easter will bring sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph with gusts as strong as 41 mph on Wednesday.Thanksgiving Day is expected to be cloudy but dry with a high of 42 degrees.An offshore wind on Thursday could clean up the northeast swell and create ideal surf conditions. The ocean water temperature is 47 degrees.Download (PDF, 252KB)last_img read more

Mayor’s Update 5-20-16

first_imgDear Friends, I hope you have a great weekend. Earlier this week, an Army Corps of Engineers contractor completed sand-pumping operations on the beaches at the southern end of the island. That marks the end of a project that rebuilt dunes and brought almost 2 million cubic yards of new sand to the south end. The federal government paid for the full cost of the work. Property owners and guests in that part of town had long advocated for the city to do whatever it took to restore eroded beaches and flattened dunes. My administration has always believed that working in partnership with the federal Army Corps and state Department of Environmental Protection provides the most effective long-term solution for our beaches. Now the south end is part of a cycle for regular renourishment projects. With summer and another storm season fast approaching, it’s a relief to know that the south end beaches and dunes are healthy. We’ll now turn our full attention to bringing more sand to the north end of Ocean City. I will update you all as soon as we hear any news. Also this week, work crews started building a temporary road to a site in the marshes near Roosevelt Boulevard (34th Street). The site is approved as a place to store material dredged from Ocean City’s shallow lagoons and bayside channels. The new road will allow trucks access to help empty the site to make room for new dredging projects. As many of you experience every day, much of the bayside is too shallow to boat, paddle or swim any time near low tide. The road is one key to providing relief for all those who enjoy Ocean City’s back bays.  There will be traffic delays associated with this project, so please be patient and allow extra time for your commute. I’d like to provide updates on three important projects and remind everyone about the upcoming dredging town hall meeting. Warm regards,center_img Lastly, the city remains on schedule to install artificial turf at Carey Stadium starting sometime shortly after Ocean City High School’s graduation in mid-June.  Carey Stadium is home to many planned events prior to the artificial turf project, including a showdown between the local Nor’easters amateur soccer club and the D.C. United professional club, the American Heart Association HeartWalk and high school graduation. In order to maintain acceptable field conditions for these events, partial resodding of the field occurred earlier this week. We will attempt to reuse the sod when the turf is installed, a common practice when the grass has little time to take root.  The field projects are part of the city’s commitment and investment in youth and recreation. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to visit nj.seagrant.org  to cast your ballot for Ocean City in the “Top Beach in New Jersey” contest. Voting is open through June 10. I want to remind you all about our dredging town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Senior Center at the Ocean City Community Center. Representatives of ACT Engineering will go over the 2016 dredge program, plans to remove material to make room for new projects, and other long-term plans. Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

Four South Jersey Leaders Honored by Ocean City Democratic Club

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiFormer Ambassador and Congressman Bill Hughes was invited to the annual scholarship awards dinner of the Ocean City Democratic Club on Wednesday night under the guise that he would honor his close friend, Ed Salmon.Meanwhile, Salmon, who also has a long history in politics and public service, showed up at the dinner thinking that he was going to present an award to Hughes.Much to their surprise, it was not until the middle of the program at the Tuckahoe Inn that it was revealed that both Hughes and Salmon were among four South Jersey luminaries being honored by the Democratic Club.Hughes and Salmon joined former Ocean City councilman and community leader Bill Woods and the late youth mentor Dick Grimes in the spotlight during a ceremony attended by a who’s who of South Jersey politics, both Republicans and Democrats.Speaker after speaker lauded all four honorees as the type of “statesmen” and role models that the country needs in Washington, D.C., to help fix a dysfunctional political system tainted by partisan bickering.“If everybody in Washington, D.C., was like Mr. Grimes, we wouldn’t have any problems today,” said Ocean City Councilman Antwan McClellan, who accepted the award on behalf of the Grimes family.Ocean City Councilman Antwan McClellan, left, accepts an award in honor of the late Dick Grimes from state Sen. Jeff Van Drew.Grimes, who died in 2014 at 96 years old, was remembered as a caring and gentle community icon who influenced the lives of countless children through his involvement in the Ocean City Youth Athletic Association, which he helped to organize in 1956.A baseball field at Sixth Street and Haven Avenue has been named after Grimes in recognition of his devotion to youth sports.McClellan recalled how Grimes was one of his mentors when he was growing up in Ocean City. He noted that Grimes also left a lasting impression on so many other young people.“Don’t forget the kids. Dick Grimes taught me that,” McClellan told the audience of Grimes’ legacy.An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Grimes was the first African-American employee at the Ocean City Post Office. As a member of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, he helped create the local Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet to assist needy families.“He was just a wonderful, wonderful man who did so much for Ocean City,” state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape, Cumberland, Atlantic, said of Grimes.Bill Woods, a community leader and former Ocean City councilman, speaks after receiving his award from Sen. Jeff Van Drew.The awards dinner also focused on the decades of community involvement by Bill Woods, 82, a former City Council president and former chairman of the Ocean City Housing Authority. Woods is also a former president of the Ocean City Exchange Club.The 85-year-old Hughes, who lives in Ocean City and is one of Woods’ closest friends, noted that Woods served as his campaign manager when he first ran for Congress in 1974. He praised Woods for his “great talent” and devotion to public service.“I couldn’t have a better friend,” Hughes said while honoring WoodsWoods responded by saying that he couldn’t think of a better person than Hughes to present him with his award from the Democratic Club.“I love this guy,” Woods said. “He’s really been a great friend.”Woods also spoke of his love for Ocean City. He moved to the beach town in 1962.“My whole life is here,” Woods said. “I love it here. It’s been a great run.”Former Ambassador and Congressman Bill Hughes, left, and Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr share a moment during the awards dinner.Hughes and Woods enjoyed success in the political arena on parallel tracks. Woods served on the Ocean City Council, while Hughes went on to become a South Jersey congressman for 20 years and later held the title of ambassador to Panama under former President Bill Clinton.“He’s an absolute statesman,” Salmon said of Hughes. “He’s really the model everyone in public office should emulate.”Salmon, 75, built up his own political resume over the years, formerly serving as the mayor of Millville, a Cumberland County freeholder, a state assemblyman and president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.While honoring Salmon, Hughes also pointed out Salmon’s longtime fundraising efforts for colleges, charities and other causes.“He is probably one of the finest fundraisers in southern New Jersey,” said Hughes, who has been one of Salmon’s closest friends for nearly 50 years.Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian was joined by members of City Council while reading city proclamations honoring Hughes, Salmon, Woods and Grimes. Gillian said all four men have left a legacy of integrity, honor and devotion to public service.“You’re great role models,” Gillian said.From left, Bill Hughes talks with Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, while Bill Hughes Jr. speaks with Michele Gillian. From left, Ed Salmon and Bill Hughes are joined by Frank McCall, president of the Ocean City Democratic Club.last_img read more

Two injured in Elkhart double shooting Wednesday night

first_img Facebook Google+ Twitter By Tommie Lee – February 20, 2020 0 357 Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Twitter Two injured in Elkhart double shooting Wednesday night (“Guns & Ammo 1” by Ken, CC BY 2.0) Police in Elkhart are investigating a double shooting Wednesday night.It happened in the 800 block of Pearl Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.A 25 year-old woman and 36 year-old man were found on the porch of a home, each of them suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. The victims claimed one or more black males was responsible for the shooting.No other information has been made available. WhatsApp Previous articleIbrahim Parlak once again fighting to stay in the U.S.Next articleBenton Harbor begins decision process for medical marijuana facilities Tommie Leelast_img read more

News story: £23 million government funding boost to cycling and walking nationwide

first_imgDepartment for Transport pledges multimillion pound investment to improve cycling and walking around the country funding includes support for outreach projects which aim to get thousands more children walking to school this funding is the latest in a series of measures to cut emissions across transport modes Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 These measures are the latest in a series of actions taken by the department to reduce emissions across all modes of transport: Joe Irvin, Chief Executive of Living Streets, said: refurbishing and upgrading Cinder Track North in Whitby to improve access to a substantial new housing development converting a poor on-road section of the NCN between Dewsbury and Huddersfield to a combination of traffic free and full segregation connecting current paths through the centre of Lincoln re-routing busy on-road sections with poor junction facilities to an alternative traffic-free route in Longbridge, Birmingham creating a new quiet-way route to replace a busy on-road section between Luton and Dunstable improving a road crossing and re-routing to traffic-free alternatives around Ashton Court in Bristol improving and extending paths connecting Thatcham and Newbury Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Cycling UK, said: the UK’s bus fleet has also joined the drive to go green through the government’s £48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, which will fund 263 new zero emission buses and infrastructure to drive forward government plans to clean up the air in towns and cities the government has provided £1.75 million funding for innovative schemes that can cut the carbon footprint of the UK’s railways – including solar panels that directly power trains, and a system that uses hydrogen and oxygen to produce steam to power engines. It’s part of the government’s drive to a cleaner, greener economy which is a key part of its modern Industrial Strategy We are delighted the Big Bike Revival will be going ahead again in 2019, helping tens of thousands more people to discover the joys of cycling. Last year we put on more than 1,000 events across England, kick starting a life time of cycling for more than 40,000 people we reached. This money will ensure even more people are helped to overcome the barriers that stop them getting on their bikes, while improving health, happiness and air quality. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 DfT will launch a call for evidence later this year to gather information on how to help consumers better understand the emissions resulting from their journeys and ensure they have options for offsetting those emissions should they wish to — one of the ideas for this would be to require companies selling travel tickets to offer good quality carbon offsets at the point of sale DfT has recently announced £60,000 funding to support the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards for the next 3 years — the scheme recognises students who have improved air quality by walking and cycling to school, and the continued investment will allow Modeshift to continue to develop the project up to 2022 It is estimated that the health benefits associated with walking and cycling on the network prevented 630 early deaths in 2017 alone, and averted nearly 8,000 serious long-term health conditions.Alongside this major investment to encourage people to take to 2 wheels up and down the country, the Department for Transport has also announced £2 million for broader cycling and walking initiatives.These include the Living Streets Walk to School outreach programme, which encourages young people to make walking a key part of their journeys from an early age. The scheme saw walking to school rates increase by 30% last year within schools supported by the scheme, a big step towards the government target of 55% of primary school children walking to school by 2025.Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival will also receive investment to continue its work inspiring the 42% of people who own bikes but do not cycle, to start riding.Xavier Brice, Chief Executive of Sustrans said: Nationally the number of children walking to school has fallen significantly over recent years. However, in schools where successful initiatives like WOW are in place, we are seeing more families choose active and sustainable ways to travel. Walking to school helps children stay active and build healthy habits for life, which is incredibly important at a time when a third of children leave primary school overweight or obese. We are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of air pollution on our children’s health – stunting their lung development and increasing the risk of asthma attacks. One in four cars during peak hours are on the school run and the toxic fumes they produce stay around the school gates long after the cars have left. We need to be making it possible for families to swap to healthier forms of travel and this funding will go a long way to doing that in these local authority areas. As the custodians of the National Cycle Network we are very excited by this investment in transforming crucial links for communities across England, making it easier for everyone to walk and cycle. The network already makes it possible for 4.4 million people to travel actively every year, to work, school or for leisure. This investment is a vital boost to achieving a network of safe paths for everyone, used and enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. We look forward to working with local authorities and partner organisations around the country to improve people’s health, access to green spaces, and help our villages, towns and cities move sustainably The investment, the allocation of which will be managed by cycling and walking charity Sustrans, will fund dozens of activation projects for upgrading the network – which were identified in the recent Paths for Everyone report – including: Switchboard 0300 330 3000 Roads media enquiries Communities are set to benefit from a £23 million investment to rejuvenate cycling and walking across the England. In the Department for Transport’s latest step to drive down emissions and improve safety, Cycling Minister Jesse Norman has announced £21 million to improve significant on and off-road stretches of the 16,000-mile National Cycle Network.A further £2 million will encourage more people to cycle and walk, particularly children and young people, so that greener travel choices are the norm, helping clean up our air.Communities across England will benefit from upgrades to existing cycle routes and improved cycleway connectivity, to help create a safe, accessible and traffic-free network on the doorstep of millions of people.Jesse Norman, Transport Minister, said: Cycling and walking are a key part of our plans to make transport cleaner, greener and more productive. This funding will help ensure that everyone can enjoy wonderful routes which connect communities across England, and benefit from the huge health and environmental benefits of cycling.last_img read more

PREMIERE: Stelle Amor Makes Impressive Introduction On Debut EP [Album Stream]

first_imgAfter meeting Stelle Amor, you begin to realize why she stands at a towering 6 feet tall – it takes all that to contain her enormous personality, infectious laugh, magnetic energy, and that voice…. often described as “timeless,” blending various styles of soul, blues, alternative, and pop. Born in Kansas and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Stelle cut her teeth performing at age 18 by sneaking into Louisville’s Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar and hopping onstage to improvise blues vocals. Eventually, she moved out to Nashville to pursue her music. After initially being pushed toward country music, Stelle eventually began to cultivate a “soulternative” sound that highlighted her sultry singing voice. Today, Live For Live Music is excited to premiere Stelle Amor’s self-titled debut EP ahead of tomorrow’s official release.Says Stelle of the project, “This is my very first EP so I wanted to show my diversity of genres and really make a strong point through the song selection. These songs were shaped around a strong message or tell a story of how I got here. ‘Let’s Just See’ talks about a trip to Memphis I took with my producer; which was very inspiring and a huge turning point for everything. ‘Black Holes’ and ‘Problem Child’ are both songs written about past experiences that have really shaped me. ‘Bring It Back’ is one of my favorite songs on the record–it’s more light hearted, a reminder to just breathe and live life to the fullest!”Continues Amor, “We recorded in 5 different studios and even some parts in our home studio; this is an eclectic record and was pieced together over a year of sessions and lots of hard work. I was lucky to have Nashville’s finest help me put it all together.”You can watch the video for Stelle Amor‘s lead single “Get Right” below:With her soulful new EP, Stelle Amor and her band, including guitarist Derek Toa, drummer John Wood, and bassist Will Cafaro, are primed and ready to take Nashville–and the music world at large–by storm.You can stream Stelle Amor below: Stelle Amor will host a release show for the new EP at Exit/In in Nashville on Saturday, 5/20. For more information on upcoming performances, head to her website.last_img read more

Hasty Pudding’s star-studded history

first_imgOn Sept. 1, 1795, 21 Harvard juniors gathered in a dorm room to found The Hasty Pudding Club. The club took its name from the traditional English dessert that was lugged across Harvard Yard in a giant cast-iron pot and dished out at their meetings. At a time when there were few social clubs on campus, the gatherings were a welcome respite for members, whose raucous mock trials against each other would evolve into the annual stage show produced today.The club was more than 150 years old when it began awarding the Woman of the Year award in 1951 to performers deemed to have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” In 1967, the group expanded the award to men, naming Bob Hope the first Man of the Year. Sixty-eight women and 51 men have been awarded the Pudding Pot since the tradition began. Honorees have included titans of the stage and screen, legendary comedians, iconic musicians, and even a first lady.The student group made headlines last week when it welcomed 2018 Woman of the Year Mila Kunis to campus and announced it will begin casting women in its shows — the club has included women for some time, but has only had men on stage.As the group prepares to toast 2018 Man of the Year Paul Rudd on Friday, the Gazette takes a look back at some of the luminaries the club has feted through the years.— John Michael Baglionelast_img read more

Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers! Lexington – Rockbridge County

first_imgThis contest is over.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on October 15, 2016 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before October 15, 6:00 PM EST 2016 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked. Shenandoah Rides & Rentals Cycling Excursion. Experience the area’s beauty on a half-day bicycle trip. Choose which of our most popular routes to ride and we provide the gear (or bring your own). Ride solo or with a guide. See what you have been missing in the Shenandoah Valley! Brew Ridge Taps Dinner and “Hike. Enjoy dinner and a “hike” for two at Brew Ridge Taps, home of Wafflewiches and micro brews. What is a “hike” you ask? It is our 4-beer sampler! ENTER TO WIN A VIRGINIA ADVENTURE GETAWAY TO LEXINGTON, VA AND A TREK FX 2 BIKE FROM BLUE RIDGE CYCLERY!A TREK 7.2 bike! – Color and style of your choice!center_img Dessert at Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe. Savor homemade gourmet ice cream for two. A Lexington landmark for 30 years! Hampton Inn Col Alto Overnight. Enjoy the historic charm of the 1827 Col Alto Manor House with all the modern conveniences.(Applicable only Monday-Thursday. Certain blackout dates may apply.)last_img read more