Summer Camp Gets Muddy With Primus, Umphrey’s McGee, Mike Gordon, & More

first_imgLoad remaining images As has basically become a yearly ritual, Summer Camp Music Festival transformed into mud central on Friday. An afternoon deluge of rain created a giant mud pit covering almost every inch of the park. Nonetheless, the music continued and what ensued was a remarkable and memorable Friday.With the day starting off cooler and cloudier than Thursday, music started around noon. One of the first acts on the main stage was The Larry Keel Experience, getting some twang from Larry on guitar, wife/bassist Jenny Keel on upright bass, and Jared Pool on mandolin. During their set that brought some energetic fastgrass, it began to sprinkle a refreshing pace of rain. Appropriately, the band took it as a sign to play “Picking in the Rain” and got some Garcia numbers in there with “Russian Lullaby” during their Larry does Jerry segment. Later, they brought out Keller Williams and reprised some Keller and the Keels moments. It wasn’t long after they finished the set that the storm clouds were inching ever closer to the festival grounds. First came the announcement that music would be delayed for twenty minutes. Patrons were advised to seek shelter. As if on cue, immediately after the announcer left the Moonshine Stage, lightning flashed across the sky, followed by a massively loud crackle of thunder. Then, the rain fell, and it fell hard. It was one of those rain storms that no matter how many tarps you put around your canopy tent, you’re going to get wet regardless.The rainstorm didn’t last longer than an hour, but it was long and strong enough to cancel sets from bands such as moe., The Main Squeeze, and others, (though The Main Squeeze performed a surprise pop-up show later in the night). The festival organizers spared no effort to get the grounds back in working form. At the main stage, workers were using massive outdoor vacuums to suck up large pools of water in between the stage and the soundboard. Upon finishing, Mike Gordon was one of the first acts to resume the music.With the sun now shining brightly, Gordon’s set spanned his solo career, opening with “Face” and playing other songs like “Say Something,” “Let’s Go,” and closing with “How Many People Are You?” Gordon yielded a backlit, neon blue bass guitar. It was a fun set from the Phish bassist.Setlist: Mike Gordon | Summer Camp |Chillicothe, IL | 5/26/17Face > Traveled Too Far, Say Something, Crazy Sometimes > Peel, Let’s Go, Jones (Max Creek cover) > Tiny Little World, How Many People Are You?On the other side of the grounds, TAUK began their set. Featuring mostly newer tunes, they did invite almost all the members from the Main Squeeze on stage to help them with Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire.”Sloshing on, Umphrey’s McGee brought it for their two sets. Their first set included a segment of “Utopian Fir” and Mantis,” which both had some extended jamming. They then busted out “Abacab” by Genesis, a cover that hasn’t been played since 2011. Their second set had a very dancey “In the Kitchen” that engaged the crowd in an epic mud dance party. The band encored with a double Pink Floyd cover, with “In The Flesh” and “Another Brick In The Wall” to close the set.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Summer Camp |Chillicothe, IL | 5/26/17I: There’s No Crying In Mexico, 40’s Theme, Utopian Fir, Mantis, Abacab (Genesis cover), Make It Right, Remind MeII: In the Kitchen, Believe the Lie, Der Bluten Kat > Cut The Cable > Der Bluten Kat reprise, Similar Skin, Much Obliged, UpwardE: In The Flesh, Another Brick In The WallIf getting darker, dirtier, and grittier was preferred, Les Claypool and Primus was doing his thing over on the Moonshine Stage. He brought his brand of weirdness and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed it. Showing the oddest of images on the screen as they played, Primus highlighted their unique and indescribable sound. The crowd went absolutely crazy when they began to play “My Name Is Mud.” It was an epic moment.Friday was an absolute blast, also featuring stand-out sets from Run The Jewels, Twiddle, Manic Focus, Dumpstaphunk, and Dookie, featuring members of Umphrey’s and Aqueous performing the music of Green Day’s Dookie and other rock music.Music and mud mixed for a great time and there is plenty more of both in store for today and Sunday. You can check out photos from Friday’s festivities below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.Summer Camp | Friday | Photos by Keith Griner last_img read more

Mayor of Ithaca, NY and CEO of Boston-based Seeding Labs to receive 2014 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards

first_imgSvante Myrick, the pioneering Mayor of Ithaca, NY, and Nina Dudnik, Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, an innovative nonprofit that empowers talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research, have been named this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. The awards will be presented by Jack Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy’s grandson and a member of the New Frontier Award Committee, on December 10, 2014 during a private ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.“My grandfather believed that talented young Americans can fulfill our country’s promise through public service,” said Schlossberg, a member of the New Frontier Awards Committee. “Svante Myrick’s leadership is helping to build a better future for the city of Ithaca. Nina Dudnik saw the opportunity for innovation and scientific discovery in developing countries and is providing resources to unlock that potential. They both represent a new generation of leaders determined to make a difference in our country and the world.”The John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards were created by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and Harvard University’s Institute of Politics to honor Americans under the age of 40 who are changing their communities and the country with their commitment to public service. The awards are presented annually to two exceptional individuals whose contributions in elective office, community service, or advocacy demonstrate the impact and the value of public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods Will Hit the Road in 2016

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 12, 2015 Into the Woods Happy now and happy hence! Fiasco Theater’s acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods will launch a national tour in 2016. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, Into the Woods extended twice at Roundabout Theatre Company’s off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre earlier this year. Casting and official cities and dates for the touring production will be announced soon.The beloved re-imagining of fairy tales centers on a childless Baker and his wife, who embark on a quest to find the four items required to break a witch’s spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. The new production ditches the original orchestrations for a single piano, with the performers chiming in with everything from a bassoon to a waterphone.The recent film adaptation of Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Billy Magnussen and more, received three Academy Award nominations and grossed $204 million worldwide. View Commentslast_img read more

Complete Cast Set for The Bridges of Madison County National Tour

first_imgLet the love affair begin! Full casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of The Bridges of Madison County, headlined by Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky as Robert. The touring production will launch on November 28 in Des Moines, before continuing to cities across the country.In addition to Stanley and Samonsky, The Bridges of Madison County will feature Cullen R. Titmas as Bud, Mary Callanan as Marge, David Hess as Charlie, Dave Thomas Brown as Michael, Caitlin Houlahan as Carolyn and Katie Klaus as Marian/Chiara/State Fair Singer. The ensemble includes Cole Burden, Caitlyn Caughell, Brad Greer, Lucy Horton, Amy Linden, Trista Moldovan, Jessica Sheridan, Matt Stokes, Tom Treadwell and Bryan Welnicki.Directed by Bartlett Sher, who helmed the show’s Broadway run, and based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, it’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. View Commentslast_img read more


first_imgKroger customers can now help support Georgia 4-H simply by buying groceries at one of the retailer’s 171 stores across the state.Like many grocery chains, Kroger rewards shoppers who purchase groceries and fill prescriptions with discounts on fuel purchases. Kroger also donates to a number of schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations when shoppers register their institution of choice through the company’s community rewards program.Just register your cardGeorgia 4-H is one of about 200 groups supported through the program. To help the state’s largest youth development organization, register your Kroger Plus Card at and select the Georgia 4-H Club Foundation (77588) through the community rewards program. “This takes no points away from your gas credits and Georgia 4-H will receive a check every quarter through the program,” said Mary Ann Parson, executive director of the Georgia 4-H Foundation. “We will get a share of three quarters of a million dollars Kroger has allotted for this program. It’s about five percent of each purchase.”Kroger customers funded 4-H cabinKroger is one of many companies that have helped support Georgia 4-H over the years, but Kroger was the first corporate partner in the Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign. Kroger customers raised nearly $250,000 to help build new cabins by purchasing paper cabin replicas for $1 from their local Kroger stores. This project funded the Kroger Customers Cabin that was dedicated in September 2010 and is now one of 11 newly constructed cabins at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Five new cabins are currently under construction and construction will begin soon on 6 more. By June, 16 new cabins should be ready for Georgia 4-H’ers who attend summer camp at the center. The center’s original cabins were designed in the 1950s and renovated in the late 1980s. They have housed more than 3 million 4-H and adult visitors to the center.The new cabins can accommodate 22 people in six bedrooms, each with a private bath. One bedroom has two single beds and is designed as the adult chaperone room. The new cabin design also includes a large common area, wireless Internet access and four vanity areas in each bedroom.To find the Kroger store nearest you, visit To learn more Georgia 4-H fundraising projects, visit read more

Combating Whiteflies

first_imgWhitefly populations in south Georgia have exploded over the past several weeks, troubling vegetable producers during the fall growing season, according to University of Georgia horticulturist Tim Coolong. Coolong said growers must be up to date on spray programs, though combating whitefly populations of this magnitude will still be difficult. In some cases it might be impossible to to stop whiteflies before they spread viruses. “Spraying for whiteflies multiple times per week has been somewhat effective,” Coolong said. “There are a number of products out there that can be injected through drip irrigation or sprayed, but even those methods have their limits. When growers do see viruses, they need to be aware and be able to identify (the viruses).”Whiteflies feed on plants by sucking juice out of the leaves. They can transmit viruses that are devastating to vegetable crops. Babu Srinivasan, an entomologist at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, said that the silvering of leaves in cucurbits is a problem associated with feeding damage. The flies suck chlorophyll and other cell contents from leaves, which could reduce fruit set.“Aside from silvering of leaves in cucurbits, whiteflies cause irregular ripening of tomatoes, which reduces market value and is only evident after harvest,” Srinivasan said. “The most important thing, however, is that they can actually transmit viruses.”Cucurbit leaf crumple virus and tomato yellow leaf curl virus are the two most common viruses transmitted by whiteflies this year. Srinivasan said whiteflies are hard to control. “Because they have multiple hosts, are very small and capable of flying — and the fields are located very close to each other — there is no practical way to completely get rid of them,” Srinivasan said. There are some ways to mitigate feeding damage, according to Srinivasan. He said that growers could use reflective mulch to make it harder for the whiteflies to land on the plants. The seedlings can also be drenched with insecticides before being planted. (Kyle Dawson is an intern at UGA Tifton Campus.)center_img Srinivasan said that climate and weather patterns are huge reasons why whitefly populations are so high. He said the warm winter and lack of rainfall in early summer could be reasons for this explosion.“Their populations were not sufficiently suppressed to the extent of a regular winter,” Srinivasan said. “Also, we had very few rainy days in July. Rainfall is a limiting factor for whiteflies. A lot of rainfall knocks down their numbers quite a bit. The conditions were just right for whitefly populations to skyrocket.”Srinivasan said that it’s extremely important for growers to choose their management tactics. “The problem with managing whiteflies on vegetable crops is that you’re operating with a zero threshold,” Srinivasan said. “We can’t afford to have any whiteflies at all. It only takes one whitefly on a plant to transmit the virus.”last_img read more

Efficiency Vermont provides technical assistance to save Kaytec 290,000 kWh

first_imgA better quality of light, an increased ability to accomplish tasks, and a reduction in energy use are just some of the benefits resulting from energy-efficiency improvements made by Kaytec, a Richford-based manufacturer that produces insulated vinyl siding.Following an energy audit, Kaytec decided to replace more than 250 high-bay and T12 fluorescent lights with energy-efficient high-performance T8 (HPT8) lamps. Compared to older T12 lighting, HPT8 light fixtures save up to 50% percent in energy, last up to twice as long, and provide better quality light. The company also installed motion detectors that automatically turn off lights in unoccupied areas of the building.Kaytec hired a full-time electrician to make all of its energy-efficiency upgrades, and called in Efficiency Vermont to provide technical assistance.‘We used to climb ladders with flashlights when we were doing inventory,’ said Shayne Whittemore, plant manager and human resources manager at Kaytec. ‘Now, the inventory process is much safer, faster, and more accurate. Plus, when the team goes into the break room, the manufacturing floor goes dark thanks to the motion detectors. The darkness reminds me that we’re saving energy and money every day.’‘The older metal halide fixtures used to take 10 minutes just to warm up, and the quality of light doesn’t compare to what Kaytec has now,’ noted Matt Dooley, a key account manager at Efficiency Vermont. ‘Efficiency Vermont saves energy for Vermont businesses, but it’s always satisfying when our work contributes to creating a better work environment.’Kaytec expects to save more than 290,000 kWh per year, which translates to an annual cost savings of almost $32,000. The company is projected to reduce its energy use by approximately 10 percent.Kaytec employs 60 people at its Richford plant. A subsidiary of Montreal-based Kaycan, the insulated vinyl siding manufacturer has four other facilities in the United States and more in Canada.‘Based on the positive experience we’ve had in Vermont, saving energy and money, we’re excited to look into energy-efficiency improvements at our other plants around the country,’ said Whittemore.For a limited time, Efficiency Vermont is offering businesses significantly enhanced rebates for upgrading their old T12 fluorescent and HID high-bay lighting systems to more efficient equipment through its newLIGHT program. The rebates can cover up to 50% of the equipment cost or more. The newLIGHT program was created to help Vermont businesses prepare for new federal legislation that will phase out manufacturing of most T12 fluorescent lamps for sale in the U.S. after July 14, 2012.T12 fluorescent lamps are common in many businesses throughout Vermont. They are usually four- or eight-foot long tubes mounted horizontally in a ceiling fixture and are always 1.5 inches in diameter.Business owners interested in newLIGHT can work with a contractor, distributor, or other lighting professional to determine if their proposed efficiency upgrades qualify for the increased rebates. Visit is external) for more information. Projects must be completed by December 1, 2011.Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) operates Efficiency Vermont under an appointment by the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit is external).last_img read more

Lawyers have an ‘obligation to govern wisely and well’

first_imgLawyers have an ‘obligation to govern wisely and well’ January 1, 2002 Regular News Lawyers have an ‘obligation to govern wisely and well’ Editor’s Note: The following is the text of a speech Senior U.S. District Judge William Stafford of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida gave to the Tallahassee Bar Association on October 2.Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court, as it has for many years on the first Monday in October, convened to begin the 2001 – 2002 term. Coming just 20 days after the terrorists’ attacks on innocent civilians in New York and Washington and on four commercial aircraft, this court session signals once again the stability and continuity of our government. Although still grieving for his vivacious lawyer wife, Solicitor Theodore Olson was there doing what Solicitors General have always done, representing the United States in the Supreme Court.For those of us in the generation in which Judge [James] Joanos and I grew up, September 11 brought back memories of a quiet Sunday in December of 1941 when our young worlds were turned upside down as military targets in the American territories of Hawaii and the Philippines were attacked by the Japanese. We survived WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and America will survive the recent terror committed on our sovereign soil. The enemy is different, the targets are different, and the treachery is different — to shake our confidence in our way of life. But, our form of government is the same, and so is the resolve of the American people.We, as members of the legal profession, must do our part. Certainly the destruction and wholesale taking of lives at the World Trade Center does not diminish the fidelity that we owe to our individual, corporate, or governmental client. But as lawyers, teachers, and judges, we need to be mindful that we also have a duty to govern. Unlike any other profession, we have a branch of government to run. Physicians, dentists, even the clergy, do not have their own branch of government. Indeed, in Florida most professions are under control of an administrative agency. The Florida Bar stands alone under the control of the separate but equal judicial department of the state of Florida. And, as we all know, it is from the legal profession that we draw our judges.This special status imposes upon us all in the legal profession, especially at times of national trauma, the obligation to govern wisely and well. It is imperative that the judiciary and the legal profession remain independent. While members of our profession can be active in the executive and legislative branches, it is only lawyers and judges who can guide the third branch of government.The Supreme Court convened yesterday under the authority of Article III of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in September of 1787, and the Judiciary Act of September 1789, which established the Supreme Court, 13 district courts, three circuit courts, and the position of Attorney General.In the intervening 212 years, America has grown from 13 states hugging the Atlantic Coast to encompass a vast continent, with its 50th state in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We now have 94 district courts and 13 courts of appeal, but only one Supreme Court, just as Article III provides.Back then at the beginning of our republic, judges and lawyers rode to court on horseback, with their papers and books in saddlebags. Today we do electronic filing, video conferencing, and when needed, travel by air at 600 miles per hour.Those of you who are at least in your mid-30s probably remember the summer of 1969 when in the comfort of our own homes we watched on television as an American walked on the moon. The other technological, medical, and scientific accomplishments of our great country are the envy of the world, and with all of our perceived shortcomings we remain the strongest, richest, and most generous nation on earth.All of this has been accomplished under the same Constitution adopted 214 years ago which has remained virtually unchanged. It is the genius of our Constitution that it has been able to accommodate two centuries of unparalleled progress, a flexible document which the drafters wisely crafted with uncanny skill.We are the guardians of Article III of that Constitution, the custodians of civilization under the rule of law. Through our 214 years of constitutional government, America has seen its share of villains, but we have been able to endure their skullduggery, and heroes have emerged in abundance. You have your own heroes, but one that comes to my mind at this time in the history of our republic is Daniel Webster.Webster was a member of the House of Representatives, a U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State — quite a distinguished public career. He is remembered equally as a great lawyer and eloquent orator, handling many important cases. In one six-year period, he won major constitutional cases before the United States Supreme Court, including the Dartmouth College case, Gibbons v. Ogden, and McCulloch v. Maryland, and was regarded as America’s leading lawyer in the first half of the 19th Century. Webster’s oratory in the courtroom and in the halls of Congress earned him even greater acclaim.It is from one of those impassioned speeches of that great lawyer and statesman that I shall close. Daniel Webster’s eloquence more than 150 years ago speaks so clearly to us at this moment in American history. Here is what he says to those of us who guard the Third Branch of government in the 21st century:“Other misfortunes may be borne, or their effects overcome. If disastrous war should sweep our commerce from the ocean, another generation may renew it; if it exhaust our treasury, future industry may replenish it; if it desolate and lay waste our fields, still, under a new cultivation they will grow green again and ripen to future harvests. It were but a trifle if the walls of yonder capitol were to crumble, if its lofty pillars should fall, and its gorgeous decorations be all covered by the dust of the valley; all these might be rebuilt. But who shall reconstruct the fabric of demolished government? Who shall rear again the well- proportioned columns of constitutional liberty? Who shall frame together the skillful architecture which unites national sovereignty with state rights, individual security, and public prosperity? No, gentlemen, if these columns fall they will be raised not again. Like the Coliseum and the Parthenon they will be destined to a mournful, a melancholy immortality. Bitterer tears, however, will flow over them than were ever shed over the monuments of Roman or Grecian art; for they will be the remnants of a more glorious edifice than Greece or Rome ever saw, the edifice of constitutional American liberty.”last_img read more

Hood to testify before Senate Banking Committee next week

first_imgThe Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing next week with NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood slated to testify. The hearing will focus on regulators’ efforts to provide financial institutions with relief and resources amid the coronavirus pandemic.A livestream of the virtual hearing will be available on the committee’s website. In addition to Hood, representatives from the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and FDIC will testify. The hearing is set to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Tuesday.Throughout the pandemic, NAFCU has worked closely with the NCUA, Congress, administration and other agencies to ensure credit unions’ concerns are addressed and the industry is fully equipped to meet members’ needs. The NCUA has taken several steps to address credit unions’ concerns; access all its coronavirus-related guidance here.Of note, NAFCU has consistently sought: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

No caterer may participate in the devastation of the Croatian coast by serving his fingers

first_imgFingerlings are considered an exceptional delicacy, but their hunting has been strictly prohibited in the entire coastal area of ​​Croatia since 1995. Fishing for fingerlings, with the necessary breaking of independent rocks and entire cliffs, leads to the complete destruction of entire submarine habitats, the restoration of which sometimes takes decades. Therefore, according to the Law on Sea Fisheries in Croatia, high fines are envisaged, ranging from 5.000 to 15.000 kuna for a natural person, for craftsmen from 10.000 to 150.000 kuna, for a responsible person in a company and in commercial fishing from 10.000 to 30.000 kuna, and for companies. from 20.000 to 300.000. For interstate smuggling of fingerlings, which violates criminal law by evading customs supervision, the punishment is imprisonment from six months to five years, and in the case of an organized group, the sentences can be from one to eight years in prison. Apart from Croatia, fingerling is also banned in some other countries, such as Italy, Slovenia, France, Greece, Montenegro, and more recently Albania. “As a profession that lives off of what our beautiful coast and country provide us, we believe that every caterer must be an example of caring for natural benefits. That is why we believe that the illegal fishing of fingerlings must be stopped, primarily through the strict and consistent punishment of all those who do unimaginable damage to the Croatian submarine. Also, it is unacceptable to thus tarnish the entire profession, which from fiscalization onwards, makes great efforts to comply with all laws and regulations and is constantly under strict supervision.”, Said Marin Medak, President of the Independent Association of Caterers. The Coordination of Croatian Caterers welcomes the severe punishment of the preparation, serving and consumption of fingerlings. Finger fishing has been legally banned in Croatia since 1995. The fracture of the coast, which is caused by their hunting, causes the destruction of the entire habitat of living communities and the extinction of indigenous species. It takes decades for the restoration of plant and animal species, so that everyone who participates in this activity directly harms the Croatian coast and natural beauties.center_img Source / photo: Coordination of Croatian caterers; Glas Istre; Wikipedia: Gronklast_img read more