Facebook Twitter Millersburg man injured in motorcycle crash Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A Millersburg man is recovering from injuries after a motorcycle crash in Cass County, Michigan.Sheriff’s deputies were called around 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, on M-62 near Beeson St, in LaGrange Township.The initial investigation shows the 50-year-old Millersburg man was traveling north bound on M-62 near Beeson when he drove too close to the edge of the roadway, hit a patch of gravel and lost control of his motorcycle.The man was transported via Medflight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for injuries.He was wearing a helmet and alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash. By Jon Zimney – June 21, 2020 0 399 Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleRep. Banks: Bolton book a “betrayal of the president”Next articleBody believed to be apparent drowning victim located in St. Joseph River Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews
British Baker is proud to announce that the Baking Industry Awards 2013 are now open for entries.The awards, now in their 26th year, will take place on Wednesday 11 September at the Park Lane Hilton, in London, and promise to be the ultimate celebration of the best in the UK baking industry.This year’s theme is Oriental and, as always, there will be a wealth of entertainment on the night, including a special celebrity host, to be announced in due course.Eleven categories are available, suitable for all businesses in the baking industry, no matter how large or small. This year we also welcome two new sponsors: Tesco, sponsoring Bakery Supplier of the Year; and Stevens Group, sponsoring The Rising Star Award.Martyn Leek, editor, British Baker, said: “BIA is designed to recognise the talents and achievements of all those who work in the UK baking industry, and this year’s event looks set to be as fantastic as ever.”Baking Industry Awards 2013 categories:Baker of the Year, sponsored by ADM MillingBakery Supplier of the Year, sponsored by TescoCelebration Cake Business of the Year, sponsored by RenshawThe Craft Business Award, sponsored by Dawn FoodsThe Customer Focus Award, sponsored by CSM United KingdomIn-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored by ZeelandiaThe Product Innovation Award, sponsored by AsdaThe Retail Innovation Award, sponsored by MacphieThe Rising Star Award, sponsored by Stevens GroupSpeciality Bread Product of the Year, sponsored by BakelsOutstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by DélifranceTo learn more about this year’s BIA and the categories, as well as last year’s winners, read 22 February issue of British Baker.
Duane Betts & The Pistoleers recently made a live appearance for Jam In The Van, performing at the roving recording studio’s headquarters in Los Angeles. Duane Betts, the son of former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts, has quite the impressive array of musical endeavors, as he also performs with his father, the Devon Allman Project, and the newly formed Allman Betts Band.EXCLUSIVE: Devon Allman & Duane Betts Discuss “The Allman Betts Band”, Upcoming Album & TourPresented by Lagunitas Brewing Company, the quintet worked through “Taking Time” and “Downtown Runaround”, the first two tracks off of the band’s 2018 debut studio EP, Sketches of American Music. The band then offered up a take on one of their live staples and unreleased tunes, “Juliette”.Watch Duane Betts & The Pistoleers’ Jam In The Van performance below:Duane Betts & The Pistoleers – “Taking Time”[Video: Jam In The Van]Duane Betts & The Pistoleers – “Downtown Runaround”[Video: Jam In The Van]Duane Betts & The Pistoleers – “Juliette”[Video: Jam In The Van]Along with Betts and Devon Allman, the newly formed Allman Betts Band will also include Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), slide guitarist Johnny Stachela, and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.Before the launch of the Allman Betts Band in March, you can find Devon and Duane on tour through late February as The Devon Allman Project with Betts on board as a special guest. Ticket links and information for those shows can be found here.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the first book-length inside accounts of the coronavirus pandemic will be coming out in June. Lawrence Wright’s “The Plague Year,” which builds on a New Yorker story that ran earlier this month, will be published June 8. Wright tells The Associated Press that he interviewed more than 100 people for the story, including such government health officials as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. “The Plague Year” will document what he calls “the shocking failure” of the United States to contain the virus, which has killed more than 400,000 across the country.
3. It’s party time! The premise of the new short? It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa plans to throw a big celebration for her sister—but when Elsa gets a cold, things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Uh-oh. 1. Elsa’s warming up She was an ice princess in the first film, but in Frozen Fever, Elsa is showing her softer side, and she’s going to be much sweeter to her sister Anna. Awww! New York City is a winter wonderland, and what better way to celebrate than with a frenzy of Frozen Fever photos! The new Frozen mini-sequel won’t hit theaters until March 13, but USAToday.com has released a sneak peek of the new short film featuring the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and of course, Idina Menzel. Although we’ll have to wait a little longer for the new song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, here are five photos to tide you over until March. Let the storm rage on! 4. Olaf’s still making mischief Even though he’s in a warmer climate, Olaf is still up to his old tricks, including apparently ruining Anna’s birthday cake! Bad snowman. View Comments 2. …And she has a spring makeover Forget the old icicle dress—that’s so last winter. This spring, girls everywhere are going to want to rock Elsa’s flowy warm weather look, complete with blooming pink flowers. 5. The Frozen fam is adorably awkward We’re not the only ones who think AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com is hilarious! Check out this sweet and silly homage that hangs in the castle in the short film. Is it March yet?
Alex Timbers(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Frozen View Comments Related Shows Broadway.com has confirmed that director Alex Timbers and Disney Theatrical Productions have parted ways on the upcoming Broadway musical Frozen. No word yet if this will impact the timing of the project: the eagerly anticipated stage adaptation of the movie is scheduled to make its world premiere in August 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The New York Post has claimed that Frozen has booked the St. James Theatre for the planned spring 2018 Main Stem bow.Announcement of a new director will be made in the near future. Peter Darling, who had been set to choreograph the production, also recently departed the project; an equity casting notice for a fall developmental lab suggests that Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will replace him.“Making the tough calls when creating a new Broadway musical is never easy, but this was especially painful,” said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of DTP, in a statement. “Alex Timbers is one of the most exciting and innovative theater directors I know, and we’ve proudly worked with him from my support of the early development of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson through our work together on Peter and the Starcatcher. Though we have chosen to go in another direction with this role, we are committed to seeing Frozen’s tremendous theatrical potential brought to life onstage.”The Disney musical, featuring the beloved tunes (and some new ones) by married songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and a book by screenwriter Jennifer Lee, follows two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, whose relationship is put to the test when Elsa’s magical ice powers are unleashed during a power anthem that you’re still singing under your breath. Also in the mix are a strapping iceman, his reindeer, a fast-talking snowman and a too-good-to-be-true prince. We probably didn’t need to explain that to you.The film won Oscars in 2013 for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for “Let It Go”) and featured the vocal talents of several Broadway favorites, including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana and Kristen Bell.No word yet on casting for the musical. In a lab of the tuner earlier this year, Betsy Wolfe, Patti Murin and Okieriete Onaodowan played Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, respectively. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020
WiFi Takes Off at Vermont’s Visitor CentersVisitors and Vermonters who travel the interstate system are connected better than ever before to work, friends and family as they travel through Vermont. A stop at many of Vermont’s visitor centers now allows travelers to access the Internet via a fast and reliable broadband connection.On November 14, 2007, Governor Douglas inaugurated free WiFi service at state visitor centers announcing that “Travelers using our major roadways can now use wireless Internet service free of charge. This advancement of my E-State Initiative will make this resource more valuable for business people, tourists and all those who use our highways.”Since May 2007 the State has seen a 1298% increase in WiFi usage by travelers.The initial setup of WiFi services at Vermonts visitor centers has been funded through ConnectVermont, a program managed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development that aims to make traveling in Vermont safer and more convenient. Senator Patrick Leahy has secured $15 million in federal funding to allow the State to expand traveler services, enhance broadband Internet access and attract more visitors to Vermont through various ConnectVermont activities.More information about these projects is available online at www.connectvermont.com(link is external).Times have changed at Vermont’s visitor centers. While we used to see travelers stop to use our facilities now it is common to see them linger longer while sitting in a Vermont Folk Rocker and access e-mail or connect to work as they pass through the state said Ed von Turkovich, Director of the States Information Center Division. “Our usage is up dramatically and it is now common to see our visitors, who while commuting stop in to use the visitor centers as a temporary office,” said von Turkovich.Installing WiFi access at all state-operated information centers was a component of the Governors E-State Initiative to provide high speed Internet capability and mobile phone coverage to Vermonters in every community. “Providing High Speed Internet access to our visitors is one important piece of the puzzle” said Mary Evslin, Board Chair of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. “Connecting Vermonters is critically important to the Governor’s initiative and to the State’s interest in ensuring that we have a comprehensive architecture of connectivity in place by the end of 2010.””For visitors to Vermont it sends the right message” said Al Levy of Summit Technologies the firm responsible for building the WiFi system on the interstate. “The world is moving at an ever-accelerating pace to connect itself via an ever-expanding world wide web. It only makes good sense that in Vermont visitors to our state know Vermont is following the same path,” said Levy.The State plans to continue expanding WiFi coverage at its visitor centers over the next 18 months. The State also plans to provide marketing opportunities to businesses looking for exposure on the State’s WiFi web portals located at visitor centers where WiFi has been installed. Businesses interested in exploring how they can benefit from this opportunity should contact Al Levy at Summit Technologies at 802-846-3030 x222 or [email protected](link sends e-mail)# # #
With wonderful weather and temperatures abounding, enjoy a weekend movie night outside while summer’s still here.From downtown building-side screenings to dirt path drive-ins, there are plenty of options throughout the Blue Ridge to catch new movies. Get ready to trade in the packed theater seats for lawn blankets- here are just a handful of outdoor movie opportunities for you to experience.Tiger Drive-In: Nestled in the Northeast Georgia mountains, this unique stomping ground combines the charm of the “good ole days” with modern amenities. They accept cards, are dog friendly, and have a playground for the kids to enjoy. With a spacious grassy lot, there is room for cars, trucks, trailers, and just about anything you can travel in there. Adding to the outdoor value, if you have a tent or your trailer along with you, the drive-in welcomes people to have a campout after the movie! Complete with a snack stand and FM movie audio broadcasting, the drive-in also hosts monthly hot rod nights and other special events. A short drive to residents of Western North Carolina and Northeastern Georgia, admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.Rosslyn Cinema and Pub in the Park– Perfect for city folk of Virginia and Maryland, Gateway Park is home to a summer film series on Fridays that’s fit for everyone in the family to enjoy themselves. For the adult crowd, there are selections of beer, wine, and sangria available from the large, covered bar. Outdoor games of corn hole, ping pong, giant jenga, and giant connect four are available to enjoy prior to showtime! Movies range from old classics to recent blockbusters and family-friendly films too. Viewers can bring their own food or opt to order from a local food truck in the park. Bring a few bucks with you for a nearby parking spot and enjoy a night on the town.Parkway Drive-In & Cafe– Maryville, Tennessee is home to this one of a kind drive-in capable of hosting 400 vehicles. Not only sought after for its classic movie showings, it is also a favored flea market spot. Weather permitting, there is a flea market every weekend Friday- Sunday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. with shows at dusk. For just $7 adult and $3 kids tickets, Parkway Drive-In & Cafe provides a reasonably priced night of fun for everyone! Don’t settle for the familiar, overpriced theater down the street this summer. Pack up the car and add some adventure to your movie night by finding a cozy spot to enjoy a film outdoors.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Celebrating his latest studio album, Ashes and Dust featuring the newgrass jam band Railroad Earth, revered guitarist Warren Haynes is playing at The Space at Westbury on Oct. 7. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter has a decades-long career jamming alongside The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead. The Press had the pleasure of speaking with Warren before his big night.Long Island Press: You grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. How did that influence your career?Warren Haynes: When I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, music in your region made a much larger impression than today. Now, musicians all over the world can discover getting music from anywhere in any genre quite easily due to the technology. But when I was a kid, a lot of the local and regional music helped shape the local musicians. We all learned from each other, we all learned from the local scene, and were exposed to different types of music. Ashes and Dust’s music was very influenced by what I heard when I was really young. Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, there was a lot of folk music and Appalachian music that I was exposed to from the time that I was probably six or seven years old.LIP: Was the guitar your main influence?WH: I sang long before I started playing guitar. I was seven or eight. The folk music and Appalachian music that I was hearing was mostly in the background and coming from my dad. As kids, you rebel against your parents’ music. Along with my two older brothers, I was listening to soul music. James Brown, The Temptations. I’d also hear The Beatles in the background due to my older brothers.LIP: What got you interested in guitar?WH: It wasn’t until I discovered Rock and Roll music that I really wanted to play guitar. That was quite a few years later. It was all so overwhelming. It was such a great time period to discover guitar-influenced music. Hearing Jimi Hendrix and Cream and Johnny Winter were my first three introductions into that world. The first song that I remember making a big impression on me was “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel. I was probably five years old. I heard it on the radio. While I was way too young to understand what the lyrics were about, just the sound of it spooked me and made me wonder what the hell was going on. I think [‘Sound of Silence’] is a masterpiece.LIP: Are there any songs from Ashes and Dust that you’re particularly proud of?WH: I love every song on there. I can allude to the fact that the song “Company Men” is about my father. So, in a different sort of way, I’m very proud of that.LIP: If you could require the president to hear one song, which one would it be?WH: I would say, “Hallelujah Boulevard.” It has several messages that would probably be good for anybody in power.LIP: If you could get any musician or band, living or dead, who would be in your “dream band?”WH: There are so many musicians who have passed away that would be wonderful to have the experience of playing with. People like John Bonham on drums, Jaco Pastorius on base, Wes Montgomery or Jimi Hendrix for guitar, [John] Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bob Marley. I’m kind of easing myself out of the picture here. That just gives me a band that I can sit and listen to.LIP: If your life didn’t turn out the way it did, do you think you still would have pushed for a musical career?WH: I grew up in a time period when the mindset of being a musician was a lifelong process. You didn’t try it for a while and if doesn’t work out you try something else. A lot of people were forced to go into other lines of work because they had families. That didn’t make them stop being musicians, it just made them not rely on the music business to make a living. I think when you decide to be a musician you’re a musician for life. In recent years, I’ve never felt like I would advise people to get into the music business unless they’re completely obsessed with it and they know that’s what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Music is so rewarding if you just experience it in a non-professional way. It’s amazing. Putting the pressure on yourself to have to make a living that way is a hard way to go. I’ve been lucky, but I’ve also made a lot of sacrifices and had a lot of years of struggle. It’s not something that comes about easily.LIP: Everybody’s going to be adding Ashes and Dust to their home collection. Who’s in your home collection? Too many to count?WH: I mean, thousands and thousands. I grew up with two older brothers that were not only avid music lovers with great taste in music, but collectors in their own way, especially one of my brothers. He had thousands of vinyl records when we were growing up and eventually opened up his own record store for like 25 years. There was so much music for me to choose from at any time. Pretty much any genre of music I could discover. It was like growing up in a library.LIP: What is your favorite album by another artist?WH: My favorite jazz album is Something Else by Cannonball Adderley. There’s also a Willie Dixon two CD box set that came out on Chess Records, where it’s all the great blues artists preforming Willie Dixon songs. That’s an amazing thing to have in your collection.LIP: How do you feel about censorship in music?WH: I don’t really care for the most part. I think sometimes having it unnecessarily included is just a cheap way just to garner attention in music. But there are times when what you’re trying to say requires profanity. People don’t have to listen to your music. Make it how you want to make it.LIP: What’s next after Ashes and Dust?WH: Maybe the next Gov’t Mule record. I’m also working on a follow up to Ashes and Dust. We’ll see which comes next.
As I was born in Zagreb, I have been living in Vinkovci for ten years now, weekend trips to Crikvenica have always been the most popular weekend destination for Zagreb residents. It has always been, let’s go for petrol and go to Crikvenica for the weekend. However, since I started working as an animator in tourism at the age of 16,5, unfortunately I have never been to Crikvenica with my team, but that was the rule of young people in Zagreb. The sea before the sea, ie the real annual. That’s what we said.Also, Crikvenica has always been a destination that we called Zagreb in a nutshell, because a lot of Zagreb residents, except on weekends, decided to spend their summer in Crikvenica. Certainly, for the most part, the decision to spend the annual in Crikvenica was made by previous positive experience. At the same time, due to its proximity, the first sea from Zagreb, as the people of Zagreb called it from miles away, has been a favorite destination for retirees all these years, both due to its proximity due to short travel and lower travel costs.In the whole story, a whole economy was born long ago, organized buses as well as weekend arrangements that offer cheap transportation to Crikvenica for the weekend and back. Crikvenica has partly lived since the weekenders from Zagreb, and it lived well. But times are different, Crikvenica has developed from year to year, raising its quality of accommodation. Exactly this year, Crikvenica is celebrating 130 years of tourism, a great jubilee, for which the weekenders were certainly responsible in part. After last year’s record tourist season, this year has started like never before. Thus, from January to May 2018, 50.835 guests stayed on the Crikvenica Riviera, achieving a total of 158.315 overnight stays, which is 26,64% more arrivals and 27,22% more overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017.Crikvenica bans entry of buses during the weekend in the destination that bring tourists on day trips Under the prism of reducing crowds, the City of Crikvenica brought The decision to stop and park tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica during the tourist season, more precisely from June 15 to September 15. The decision of the City of Crikvenica was made according to which buses that bring tourists on day trips from June 15 to September 15, and they are mostly pensioners, will no longer be able to enter the city area.As stated in the explanation of the Decision, in the area of the City of Crikvenica during the summer tourist season, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, the arrival of a large number of tourist buses with several thousand tourists was noticed. It was assessed that the arrival of buses and one-day tourists should be reduced to an acceptable level, having in mind the sustainable capacity of roads, public areas, especially beaches. Therefore, in cooperation with the tourist community and bodies dealing with tourism, a proposal for a decision has been made which intends to regulate the arrival of these tourists, point out the city of Crikvenica. The decision refers to stopping and parking of tourist buses in the zone of special traffic regime in the area of the city of Crikvenica (settlements Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo), while the fine for stopping and parking of tourist buses in the zone of special traffic regime is 40.000,00 kuna (excluding VAT) per vehicle.Of course, the decision directly concerns “weekenders” as young people, and mostly retirees. Regardless of the perhaps good intentions of the city of Crikvenica to raise the quality of guests, it is not done in this way, practically banning some of the tourists from whom Crikvenica has lived very well all these years. It is important to emphasize that the Decision does not apply to tourist buses that bring or take away guests who have secured accommodation in accommodation facilities.The Pensioners ‘Union and the Croatian Pensioners’ Union reacted: Minister Cappelli, prevent discrimination against domestic older tourists!The Pensioners’ Union (SUH) and the Matica umirovljenika Hrvatske (MUH) opposed the decision of the City of Crikvenica on Thursday and consider it discriminatory against pensioners. Pensioners’ associations also addressed a letter to the Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, in which they point out that it is well known that pensioners come on such one-day tourist trips, and assess that this discriminates against one category of tourists, domestic tourists, who are mostly elderly. age.”We express our extreme concern over the recent decision to stop and park tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica and the knowledge that a similar decision could be voted for the area of the City of Novi Vinodolski and possibly other cities. Namely, the above-mentioned decisions refer exclusively to buses that bring tourists on day trips, and it is well known that these are pensioners. This discriminates against only one category of tourists, and that is domestic tourists, who are also mostly elderly people. Since the problem is multi-layered, please pay attention to the most important things. One-day excursions are part of the tourist offer, and given that the Republic of Croatia is economically oriented towards tourism as the main driver of development, limiting the tourist offer damages the image of Croatia as a tourist country, and will not bring anything good to local communities.”They point out from the Association of Pensioners and add that the largest number of one-day tourists are Croatian pensioners, who come to tourist destinations in favorable arrangements (from 80 to 120 kuna) because that is the only thing that is financially acceptable. See the full press release hereNamely, the average pension in the Republic of Croatia for March 2018, according to official HZMO data, amounts to HRK 2.345. The poverty line according to the CBS in 2017 amounted to HRK 2.180. Such pensions are received by 52,5 percent of our retirees or more than 600.000 people. I welcome the city’s desire to solve the problem of congestion in the city and bring order, but not in this way, by discrimination or banning some tourists, so there is a strategic and planned development, for which Crikvenica had more than enough time and capital, thanks to income from tourism.If in Crikvenica they think that they are now a destination for 4 stars, which they certainly are not, it is defined not only by desire, but by the quality of service, accommodation and content, and ultimately the price. Let them raise the prices in the destination by 40 percent if they think they are at the level of 4 stars and they will immediately make it clear what the price range of the destination is.But is the price increase realistic in line with the current tourist product of Crikvenica? It is not a question of mere price, but of value for money. A 4-star destination does not make a hotel a category, that it is one of the prerequisites, but the destination or motive for arrival is not accommodation, but a tourist destination. The destination must be at that level, with its decoration, quality and content for this type of guests. After all, it is a matter of strategic and sustainable development of the entire destination, including transport infrastructure that has not developed in line with tourism growth. There is less and less parking, greenery, beaches, and more and more tourists and the entire infrastructure is cracking at the seams. And that is the main reason for all the problems.As Nedo Pinezić pointed out in one of his columns… „A good destination is like a good theatrical performance. Spectators choose a different place in the theater at a different price, from the ground floor to the box, but everyone watches the same play. ” It is a good formula for product marketing and it is successfully applied in the most developed tourist countries”Smart enough. Whether this is a good or bad decision, time, ie the market will show its own.