Mountain Jam Adds Led Zeppelin Tribute, Shares Daily Lineups

first_imgIt’s a big day for Mountain Jam fans, as the beloved Hunter Mountain festival has shared yet another major announcement. From June 2-5, Hunter, NY will host the 12th annual Mountain Jam, and now fans can know what to expect for each day of the music. The festival has not only shared their daily schedule, but they’ve also revealed one additional performance.At this year’s Mountain Jam, the band Train will perform the album Led Zeppelin II. The “Drops of Jupiter” band will dig into the Led Zeppelin catalog, pulling out hits like “Whole Lotta Love,” “What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Ramble On,” and more. Nice.Check out the full daily schedule below, and head here for more information.Mountain Jam Daily LineupsTHURSDAY, JUNE 2    Umphrey’s McGee    Train plays Led Zeppelin II    Marco Benevento & Superhuman Happiness: A Tribute to David Bowie    Donna The Buffalo    Cabinet    Wild Adriatic    Jane Lee HookerFRIDAY, JUNE 3    Wilco    Gov’t Mule    Jason Isbell    Courtney Barnett    Chris Robinson Brotherhood    The New Mastersounds (late night)    Nahko And Medicine For The People    Turkuaz    And The Kids    Love Canon    Marcus King Band    Copious Jones    Madaila    Suitcase Junket    The Movement    Upstate RubdownSATURDAY, JUNE 4    Beck    Thievery Corporation (late night)    Gary Clark Jr.    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats    Lettuce    Houndmouth    Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds    The Record Company    Son Little    Con Brio    Darlingside    The Paul Green Rock Academy    Ratboy Jr.SUNDAY, JUNE 5    The Avett Brothers    Brandi Carlile    Michael Franti & Spearhead    Third World    The London Souls    The Ballroom Thieves with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra    Quilt    Elijah Wolf    Scott Sharrard    The Paul Green Rock Academy    Bari Koral’s Yogaramalast_img read more

Jamaicans react to Trump Usain Bolt reference

first_imgJamaicans home and abroad have been taking to Twitter to express their displeasure with US President Donald Trump pulling Jamaican iconic sprinter Usain Bolt into the controversy about National Football League athletes kneeling when the US National Anthem is played.Trump hails BoltOn Tuesday evening as the president continued to be criticized for referring to NFL players who protest racial injustices in America by kneeling when the anthem is played as “Son-of-a- bitches” hailed Usain Bolt in a tweet for respecting the US national anthem.Posts videoTrump posted a video on Twitter of the Jamaican Olympic gold medalist being interviewed on TV in 2012. During the interview Bolt stopped the interview while the anthem being played over the stadium PA system and then stands quietly as the music is heard. In the video Bolt is also seen pointing towards one end of the stadium, saying “national anthem,” and stood erect.Attached to the video Trump tweeted, “Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem!”Trump made his caustic criticism of NFL players who knelt when the national was being played at a rally in Alabama last Friday. His comments created a strong backlash from NFL players and owners, and a large percentage of the American public. However, Trump maintained the players who refused to stand when the anthem was being played were disrespectful of the nation’s flag, anthem and military servicemen men and women.Reactionary tweetsSome of the tweets against Trump making reference to Bolt read:“Yow! Leave Bolt ought of your crazy fight with NFL. He always stands for the black in the Jamaican flag.”“Jamaica nuh business in a you political fight DT. Don’t pull Usain into America politricks.”“Bolt wouldn’t stand up for US anthem if you call him a son-of-a bitch like you did the NFL players Trump.”“Bolt should sue Trump for illegally using his image fi suit Trump foolish politics.”There have been no reports if Bolt responded to the president’s tweet.last_img read more

Archie receives second Hero’s Handshake Award

first_img23 Jul 2019 Archie receives second Hero’s Handshake Award Tags: Hero’s Handshake, Young Ambassador Lincolnshire youngster Archie Qualtrough has become the second recipient of the new Hero’s Handshake award.The 13-year-old Woodhall Spa member received the award from the Young Golf Ambassadors in recognition of the tireless work he has done raising money for charity.He has already raised well over £5,000 from a series of different golfing challenges and has no intention of quitting any time soon.Archie started to raise money in memory of two local Derbyshire youngsters, High Peak cycling champion Charlie Craig, and rugby player, Ben Stollery, who sadly both passed away in their teens. His fund-raiser activities to date have included a 24-hour Golf marathon, a 100 Golf Holes in a Day challenge at Cavendish and New Mills Golf Clubs and a five-day 84-mile Coast to Coast Golfathon from Mayport Golf Club to Tynemouth Golf Club.The charities he supports include the Golf Foundation, Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Craig who died in his sleep and Young Minds in memory of Stollery who took his own life.“We are very proud of Archie and everything he’s done,” said his father, Stuart. “Nothing is ever too much for him. In fact, one of our main jobs is to make sure he doesn’t take on too much. He’d be hitting ball off the top of Ben Nevis given half a chance.“It’s great that he is getting the award today because we’ve worked out it’s five years to the day that he took up golf. He loves it. He plays off 11 but as he’s always telling me that’s a Woodhall Spa 11.” Junior organiser, Alison Johns, a PGA teaching professional at the Woodhall Spa Performance, has witnessed at first hand all the hard work Archie has done and is delighted he has been given the Hero’s Handshake Award.“It is absolutely fabulous this inspiring young man has been recognised for his commitment to raising money for charities,” she said.“He is a great role model for our junior members at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa.”Archie himself was bowled over to receive the Hero’s Handshake at Woodhall Spa.“I am surprised and delighted to have been given a Hero’s Handshake Award,” he said.“I feel honoured and very grateful to have been chosen because of my annual challenges in aid of charities are particularly important to me, and it has definitely inspired me to push myself even harder this year. I’m so happy to be able to help great causes through playing golf.I would like to thank England Golf and The Golf Foundation for their fantastic support and especially Young Ambassador Ali (Jodiyawalla) who took a day off work to travel all the way to surprise me with the presentation at my home club.”The awards which are run by The Young Ambassadors, a group who represent England Golf and the Golf Foundation, aim to recognise and celebrate what young people are achieving in golf outside of just the competitions. They will be giving a Hero’s Handshake award each month. Follow them on Instagram @getgolfing and tell them about other potential heroes.last_img read more

Artesians Voted Best Crest in Washington State for the Second Time

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians have been voted the best soccer crest in Washington State by fans and readers of, it was announced Thursday morning.  The victory marks the second time that the Artesians’ blue and green Olympia inspired horseshoe crest has been named LogoWARS champion since the founding of the club in 2014. Oly Town Artesians won the top logo title in 2015 as well.LogoWARS – a bracket style competition pitting 16 professional and semi-professional Washington soccer crests against each other – ran over the past few weeks on Washington soccer website Oly Town knocked off Centralia’s Twin City Union, Bellingham United, Tri-Cities Alliance, and the Seattle Stars to claim the title once again.Yakima United claimed the crown of top soccer crest in Washington State in 2014 and Bellingham United won the first competition in 2013. The competition has been won by Evergreen Premier League teams in each of the four club competitions. The EPLWA logo was also voted top league logo in 2016.With the LogoWARS victory, the Artesians are celebrating with an online sale on scarves and shirts. Visit the Oly Town Artesians online shop and enter the promo code LOGOWARS at checkout to get $5 off any order.Indoor soccer starts shortly in Oly Town with the annual Western Indoor Soccer League meeting taking place on Sunday, September 10th. Details of the 2017-2018 season will be hashed out and prepared at the meeting in preparation for the annual preseason tournament on October 28th at the Tacoma Soccer Center and the league’s regular season beginning in mid-November.No tryout dates have been set in stone yet for the 2017-2018 indoor Artesians, but announcements regarding the season will be made soon with tryout dates likely occurring on the last weekend of September or first weekend of October. The squad will return to The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College for their fourth season in the WISL.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

Ama Ristorante First Business to Reopen in Sea Bright

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, the newly renovated restaurant on the Sea Bright oceanfront, has reopened.The restaurant was able to open its doors on Friday, Nov. 30, just a month after Super Storm Sandy struck.It was the first business to reopen in Sea Bright since the catastrophic storm hit.The Stavola family, Chef Pat Trama and General Manager Laura Borawski, are pleased to be a part of what is a first step in the ultimate restoration of the Sea Bright business community.The front of the house at Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, Sea Bright, poses with wide smiles during its reopening night, one month after Super Storm Sandy.“We offer our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who helped us in our efforts to reopen quickly,” said Mike Stavola, one of the members of the family that has owned the popular beach club since 1957. “We would particularly like to recognize the contributions made by the dedicated officials of Sea Bright, the courageous first responders, our employees and our families.“We also understand that Ama Ristorante was more fortunate than many of our neighbors, who face continuing struggles in an attempt to rebuild homes, businesses and lives,” he said.The restaurant, which originally opened Sept. 14, offers expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrews­bury River and was fast becoming a favorite among locals. The restaurant had been formerly located in Atlantic Highlands.In addition to the reopening, the Stavola family is currently preparing a fundraising effort designed to assist Sea Bright property owners re­build. Details of this fundraising plan will be announced next week.More than 75 percent of the structures in Sea Bright suffered major damage.  Before anything could be done to start the rebuilding, the roadway and streets, which were covered with 5 to 6 feet of sand, needed to be cleared. Mike Stavola, who is also owner of Cardinal Contracting Co., an earth-moving and paving company, worked around the clock to clear the streets by literally removing mountains of sand and debris.Cardinal Contracting crews continued working around the clock to remove mountains of sand and debris from the streets.last_img read more