Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 10 – 16

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Championship BoxingGCP & WTA present this furious fist fest of epic proportions, featuring Zab Judah, Amanda Serrano and other fighters forging forever forward on their quest for the next knockout. Judah, a five-time world champion, will face off against Hevinson Herrera in the main event. Brooklynite and world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano is one of women’s boxing’s hottest stars—her May 29th bout was broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network, marking the sport’s return to network television—and this showdown is bound to be nothing short of spectacular! Pow wow! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com$60-$150. 7 p.m. September. 10.Eternity FallenIf you turn up the volume every time “Burn to the Ground” comes on the radio, now’s your chance to see these local rockers up close and personal, live. Touring in support of their latest, self-titled EP, which dropped in August, expect heavy guitar riffs, poignant lyrics, powerful vocals, and a guaranteed great show. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $10. 7 p.m. September 10.Helen Mirren in The Audience—LiveThe Academy Award-winning actress reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth II in a West End production of The Audience, which will be broadcast live worldwide. The story follows a private meeting between the queen and her 12 prime ministers until they make an agreement to break the silence. This outstanding play will take audiences back in time. In real life, Her Majesty has become the UK’s longest serving monarch. She got crowned when she was just 25. As far as we know, the queen does not have any Sex Pistols on her iPod. Mirren probably does. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members, $25 public. 7 p.m. September 10.Rockin’ Fights 20Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is at it again. He’s excited to announce that Joseph Smith Jr., aka “The Irish Bomber,” will be featured in this upcoming grudge match. From Mastic, Smith started boxing at age 13 and has won multiple titles since. He turned pro in 2009 and is going to show his fans his best boxing moves. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. September 11.Songs in the AtticLong Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark leads Songs in the Attic, performing hits by Billy Joel and other covers. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $32.50. 8 p.m. September 11.Arlon BennettAn Americana/folk-pop songsmith, Arlon Bennett delivers timeless vignettes and melodies that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, emotional honesty and style all his own. Arlon is never afraid to experiment and push his boundaries. His song “Be the Change” from his Summer’s Voice CD, garnered top national airplay on folk radio. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd., East Setauket. groundsandsounds.org $12.50. 8 p.m. September 11.DiabolicThis local rapper spits out lyrics and rhymes with a ferocity and darkness both vivid and hypnotic, and can battle with the best—Mecca, Immortal Technique and Rhymefest among them. A member of the Long Island rap collective Dead Rabbits (Leo, eat your heart out)—along with Nightwalker, Taboo, Coal, Elz Sinatra, Buttatones and East Coast—expect a mesmerizing night of rampaging visions atop pulverizing, dangerous beats. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $13-$15. 8 p.m. September 11.Joe DevitoFrom being featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and The Last Comic Standing, this hilarious stand-up comedian is coming to Long Island. His degree from Fairfield University for writing did not cut it for this rising star, because he belonged on stage. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $17. 9 p.m. September 11, 12.United Ink Flight 915 Tattoo, Art and Music FestivalBrowse through 150 booths and meet 250 of the world’s best tattoo artists. Completely open to the public and to all ages, and with a wide variety of things to do for all, it’s the perfect day for the whole family, whether or not they’re thinking about inking. Our live music sponsor, All Music’s Inc., will be showcasing some of the best local bands performing on our outside stage. There will also be plenty of contests, tattooing demonstrations, temporary tattoos for the kids in the awesome kids area, art exhibits, and more! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City. newyorktattooshow.com $60 weekend pass, $25 adults, $12.50 kids. Times vary, September 11-13.Click Here For September 11th Memorial Services & EventsRemembrance MemorialInvocation, march, advancement of colors, U.S. National Anthem, full honors wreath laying, full honors flag fold and presentation, rifle volley, Muffled Ruffles and Taps, departure sequence, Remarks by government officials, Benediction, honors featuring the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard—come pay tribute to all who’ve served and made this country great, as well as those lost tragically in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Michael Murphy Division as well as the Marine Corp Color Guard will be participating in this intimate, moving ceremony. Crab Meadow Beach, 447 Waterside Ave., Fort Salonga. 10:30 a.m. September 12.Rascal FlattsThe most awarded country group of the decade is coming to Long Island! Rejoice! Country music fans have been singing along with “I Like the Sound of That,” the fun new single off their album, Rewind, since its release on August 31. With 15 chart-topping singles and their reputation for cutting-edge performances, Rascal Flatts is sure to entertain music fans of all stripes! Pennysaver Amphitheater, Ski Run Lane, Famingville. pennysaveramp.com $49.50-$100. 5 p.m. September 12.Our TownAn opening reception will be held for this inspiring art exhibit featuring Barbara Hadden, a Sag Harbor-based artist who finds the architecture and landscapes of Eastern Long Island a continuous source of inspiration, and Michael A. Butler, a regional artist whose preferred medium is acrylic on canvas. Runs through Oct. 15. The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org 6-8 p.m. September 12.Robert KleinBroadway, television, stand-up comedy and film, Robert Klein does it all. Being nominated for two Grammy Awards and a Tony, he is always pushing himself to do more. He has appeared on the films How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days and the Back-Up Plan, he has his own HBO specials, and his Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced is now on DVD. This live performance is one you won’t want to miss. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $39-$50. 8 p.m. September 12.The Gong Show LiveThis theatrical extravaganza captures the hilarity, excitement, and deranged lunacy of the beloved television show—in a polished, fully produced theatrical recreation. Bang a gong, gang! YMCA Boulton CEnter for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. September 12.Year of the LocustOn and off intermittently until 2013, this NYC-based band is picking up traction. Now it looks like 2015 will be the Year of the Locust! “Fast, loud, and singer-friendly” sums up this decade-long synthesis of rock and metal. Opening the show are Silence No More, Logan’s Room and Ashes In The Sky. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $10. $13 DOS. 9 p.m. September 12. Civil War re-enactors at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.Civil War Reenactment WeekendThe weekend’s activities encapsulate the entire Civil War in a camp environment by weaving the history of the 119th New York Infantry and its link to Long Island’s past. Presentations include a quartermaster’s tent, the officers’ quarters, an early war Sibley tent, and military drills. There will also be visiting stations illustrating the history of the war and the soldiers who shouldered a musket and fought for Old Glory. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov $10 adults, $7 kids ages 5-12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. September 12, 13.Montauk Seafood FestivalLobster rolls, raw seafood bar, seafood crepes, Ahi tuna sliders, sushi, ceviche, chowders, fish tacos—those are just starters! Wash it all down with local Montauk Brewing Co. beer, local wines from Duckwalk and Pindar, or imbibe a tropical twist at Lynn’s Hula Hut right on the festival site. Yes, yes, yes! We’re getting hungry just thinking about all that bounty from the sea! Montauk Marine Basin, 426 West Lake Dr., Montauk. montaukchamber.com Free. 12-5 p.m. September 12, 13. Buddy MerriamFiddle & Folk FestivalHeadlining is Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, with supporting acts including Brooks Williams. Buddy Merriam is also slated to receive the Long Island Music Hall of Fame “Long Island Sound” for “Outstanding Contributions to Long Island’s Musical Heritage.” Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket. fiddleandfolk.com $15 adults, $11 kids. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. September 13.Annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation ExpoThe event will include fishing, solar energy and environmental displays, as well as much more fun for families, children and water lovers of all ages. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about marine species, water recreation and boating safety. Come see displays of fire boats, police and coast guard vessels, kayaks, paddleboards and much more. Captree State Park Boat Basin, Robert Moses Causeway. Free after $8 parking fee. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. September 13.Good Old WarMost likely recognized from their performances on late-night shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, the two-man (originally three) Philly band is slowly connecting with a more mainstream audience. Though down a drummer, the group managed a June release of their album Broken Into Better Shape, which features their lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me.” Warming up the crowd are Pete Hill and King Neptune, formerly NGHBRS) Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $15, $18 DOS. 7 p.m. September 14.Beyond The DivideThis documentary about war, peace and the courage to find common ground is followed by a discussion with peace builder Gary Shapiro, who was an advisor for Mercy Corps in the Somali region of Ethiopia on a project to address inter-clan conflict among youth. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. September 15.Sammy HagarThe superstar rocker and bestselling author will speak about and sign his new cook book, Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking and Partying Handbook. Fans can eat, drink, and party like the Red Rocker himself, as Sammy shares his love of food, drinks, and rock-and-roll. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 15.Motorhead / AnthraxTouring in support of their 22nd (!!) studio album Bad Magic and celebrating their 40th anniversary as one of the most influential metal-punk-thrash bands of all time, Motorhead, aka The World’s Loudest Band, team up with thrash demigods Anthrax for a kick-ass night of rock and roll and relentless head-banging. (This is a truly magnificent thing!) Raise those $14 cups of brew high and sing loud and clear: “The Ace of Spades! The Ace of Spades!” Press music critic Zack Tirana suggests the chant: “Lemmy for president! Lemmy for president! Long live Lemmy!” Opening the show is Crobot. (We love you, Lemmy!) Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$49.50. 7 p.m. September 16.Rick SpringfieldHe won’t be paged in as Noah Drake from General Hospital or performing alongside Meryl Streep like in August’s comedy-drama Ricki and the Flash. Instead, longtime mesmerizers of the heartthrob can pleasure their ears with a performance of 1981’s “Jessie Girl.” Supporting acts include Loverboy and The Romantics. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50. 8 p.m. September 16.—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Chelsea Russell, Desiree D’Iorio, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Branded content from credit unions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ron ShevlinIn a paper titled Identity and Opinion: A Randomized Experiment, researchers wrote:“Content and identity are inextricably linked in social media. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Reddit, Netflix and Amazon all provide identity cues that affect users’ link formation decisions and choices about who to follow for the best content. [This] raises an interesting question: To what extent are opinions about content influenced by features of the content itself or the identity of the user associated with the content? [The results of] a large scale field experiment show that identity effects exist and vary with a content producer’s reputation, activity level and reciprocity with the viewer.”My take: This research has important implications for credit unions deploying content marketing strategies.In a previous post here titled Content Marketing For Banks, I wrote about one bank’s efforts to pursue a content marketing strategy.According to an article in American Banker, a rather large bank “is launching a new online magazine with a goal of driving more traffic to its website.” According to an EVP at the bank, “we’re tapping into the growing trend toward trusted sources for news and information and doing it in a way that will drive new and more frequent visits to our public site.” continue reading »last_img read more

Binghamton University holds annual debate tournament

first_imgStudents competed from their own rooms or from individual study rooms. 12 News spoke with a few students after they made the quarter finals who agreed that the event’s virtual format made for a unique experience. They debated various topics in teams, competing for a traveling quilt and a $1500 prize fund to be donated to a local non-profit to be decided by the winners at a later time. “Everything strategy-wise and just discussing how we’re going to approach the debate happens virtually, where we don’t have any face to face interaction, but we know our opponents have the same issues so it’s just another fun challenge,” said Dan Purgel, a participant in the debate. (WBNG) — Students at Binghamton University completed their annual debate tournament today, with the event going virtual for the first time this year.last_img read more

Promotion of Croatia at Virtuoso Travel Week

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board presented itself at Virtuoso Travel Week, the most important tourist event on the American continent, which is being held for the thirtieth anniversary, from August 11 to 17 in Las Vegas. It is an event that brings together representatives of the most influential tourism entities specializing in luxury and experiential travel, and this year a record attendance was recorded with more than 6000 participants from 100 countries. Among the numerous participants of Virtuoso Travel Week are representatives of the Croatian tourism sector who held numerous meetings with representatives of tourism entities specializing in luxury travel from the USA, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand and introduced them to news in Croatia’s tourism offer. Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representative Office in New York, emphasized that joint marketing activities with Virtuos are one of the key priorities for the promotion of Croatia on the American market. “The popularity of Croatia and the growth of demand for our country within the Virtuoso network recorded a growth of about 28 percent. Croatia’s excellent position is further confirmed by the annual Virtuos survey, according to which Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories, ie in the category of the fastest growing destinations, the most popular destinations for the so-called millenials travelers and in the category of the most popular international destinations”, said director Rodin. Important info for tourism workers targeting the US market.In 1783, the Republic of Dubrovnik was the first country in the world to recognize the United States.With 17.500 travel advisors from 50 countries, an annual turnover of more than $ 23,7 billion and a portfolio of more than 1.700 partners including hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise companies, onsite travel agencies and tourist boards, Virtuoso is one of the most important organizations in the luxury travel segment. Croatia has a total of six members in this network, and in addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, they are Leonidas Travel DMC, Calvados Club, Fortuna Travel, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik and Boutique Hotel Alhambra – Lošinj Hotels & Villas.So far this year, 373.000 arrivals (+ 23%) and 1.058.000 overnight stays (+ 18%) have been generated from the US market, and this result ranks this market among the fastest growing emitting markets in 2018.last_img read more

Siemens Gamesa’s Gearboxes for MHI Vestas-Powered Princess Amalia OWF

first_imgImage source: EnecoSiemens Gamesa has won a tender for the supply of gearboxes for Eneco’s ten-year-old Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) that features 60 V80-2.0MW wind turbines delivered by Vestas and maintained by MHI Vestas, which will continue to carry out the regular preventive maintenance for the next five years.The scope of work for Siemens Gamesa comprises providing gearboxes, new or refurbished, for the purpose of exchange on the wind turbine generators at the wind farm. This includes maintaining a stock/pool of three to four gearboxes and an additional supply of up to two gearboxes per campaign, according to Eneco’s call for tenders issued last year.This is the latest of several new contracts signed as part of Eneco’s “smart asset management” set-up for the offshore wind farm, for which the government subsidy period has expired.Arjan Donker, Operational Manager Offshore Wind at Eneco: “We have an extensive portfolio of both existing wind farms and projects in the pipeline. Consequently, it is essential to continuously keep an eye out for better, smarter and more cost effective management and maintenance possibilities. This is particularly important for a wind farm that has to operate without financial support in the form of subsidy.”Along with Siemens Gamesa’s gearboxes, the developer has chosen GEV Windpower for the maintenance of rotor blades and ØER Energy, a subsidiary of the Norwegian company NSG Wind, for supplying technicians specialised in the replacement of main components.Since the beginning of this year, all transport and lifting services are provided by MPI Contractors, which will use one of its crane vessels. Eneco said that, in the coming years, the costs related to replacement of the main components will be minimised by optimising the use of the most expensive component – the crane vessel.“This makes it possible to combine the replacement of a number of main components, such as gearboxes, generators and/or rotor blades, in a single maintenance operation. In addition, we have opted for a flexible planning mechanism, which gives MPI Contractors room to optimise the use of their crane vessel in several projects,” the company stated.The 120MW wind farm, operational since 2008, is located 23km off the coast of IJmuiden, the Netherlands.last_img read more

Katie Ledecky

first_imgKatie Ledecky is an 18-year old swimmer for the United States.  She recently graduated from Stone-Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda Maryland.  She swims the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyle events.  She has been compared with the great Janet Evans, the last American to dominate these events.At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia, she will be chasing after the World Record she has set and re-set the last 3 years.  She not only wins these races, but she dominates them like Evans did in her era.  In her last races, she won the 400 by 10 meters, the 800 by 45 meters, and the 1500 meter by the same distance.  The 1500 meter swim was the only one in which Janet Evans ever had a larger margin of victory.last_img

Champions League final eight set to be played behind closed doors

first_img The other outstanding tie will see German champions Bayern Munich entertain Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in pole position having won 3-0 in the first leg. The winners of those four ties will join the already-qualified quartet of Atalanta, RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight. The latter stages will be played out in a unique final eight straight knockout format in Lisbon in August, starting on August 12 with the first quarter-final and concluding with the final at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz on August 23. All quarter-final and semi-final ties will be one-off matches. The Portuguese capital was announced as the venue in June but has since registered worrying numbers of coronavirus cases, with lockdown restrictions reimposed last week on 19 neighbourhoods across the northern periphery of Lisbon. The restrictions concern some 700,000 people and will remain in place for at least a fortnight. The Europa League will also be completed with an identical format, a final eight in Germany, with the final in Cologne on August 21. However, none of the last-16 ties have been completed, with only six of the eight first legs having been played. Benfica’s home stadium, the Estadio da Luz, will host the 2020 Champions League final Read Also: Ronaldo shows off ripped body as he recovers from AC Milan loss The other two ties – Inter Milan v Getafe and Sevilla v Roma – will be played as one-off ties in Germany. The women’s Champions League will be completed with a final eight in San Sebastian and Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country between August 21 and 30. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 However, following a review, UEFA has decided to allow those sides who were supposed to be at home to play the matches in their own stadiums on August 7 and 8. It means that Italian champions Juventus will host Lyon in Turin looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg played in France in late February. Loading… “Several elements were taken into account by UEFA when making a decision, such as the protection of the health of all those involved in the matches as well as the public at large; a responsibility to provide the safest environment for matches in order to guarantee the progress of competitions; as well as ensuring sporting fairness within a very inconsistent landscape (with some countries allowing and some forbidding stadium attendances),” European football’s governing body said in a statement. It added that “in light of the current situation, the UEFA Executive Committee felt it prudent to conclude that UEFA matches should take place behind closed doors until further notice.” UEFA said the decision had been made “in agreement with the national associations and authorities of the final eight tournaments’ hosts Germany, Portugal and Spain”. It also confirmed that “irrespective of any future decision, for reasons of sporting fairness”, all matches in the qualifying rounds of next season’s European competitions which are due to be held as a single-leg ties – so not including the play-offs for the Champions League – will be played behind closed doors. – Last-16 venues decided – Meanwhile, the remaining last-16 games, which were postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will not be played on neutral grounds when they finally go ahead in August. UEFA had indicated last month that the matches could be played in the northern Portuguese cities of Porto and Guimaraes depending on the health situation around the continent. The final eight of this season’s Champions League in Lisbon is set to go ahead behind closed doors after UEFA confirmed Thursday that all matches in European competitions would be played without spectators “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision also affects the four outstanding last 16, second-leg matches, as well as the remainder of this season’s Europa League and the women’s Champions League final eight, to be played in Spain in August. Manchester City will defend a 2-1 lead when they entertain record 13-time champions Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium, while Barcelona will host Napoli at the Camp Nou with that tie poised following a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more

Crawford County on schedule for April 4 Deery Series opener

first_imgDENISON, Iowa (Jan. 23) – The 2015 Deery Brothers Summer Series will take its first green flag at Crawford County Speedway. After inclement weather washed out numerous attempts to bring the series back to Denison last spring, the upcoming IMCA Late Model tour travels to Crawford County for open­ing night action on Saturday, April 4.In all, the 29th annual series currently has 16 dates. The first 15 of those events pay $3,000 to win and a mini­mum of $300 to start. Additional tour dates are still pending. “It’s nice to have our highest paying race as the series finale at the Yan­kee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway,” Tour Director Kevin Yoder said. “That feature pays $7,500 to win so it should make for an exciting conclusion to the series.” The one previous Deery race at Denison was held in 1994. Kossuth County Speedway in Algona has also hosted just one tour event, in 2008, and brings the series back for a July 2 show. “If we get all our races in, this year’s schedule is geographically balanced within our Late Model area,” Yoder noted. “That should give more drivers in central and western Iowa the chance to follow the series.”Four events are on the initial series schedule before the start of the weekly IMCA Late Model point season: April 4 at Denison, April 11 at West Liberty Raceway, April 17 at Farley and April 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City.The series is at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill., on May 3 and at Boone Speedway for the traditional Memorial Day show on May 25. Marshalltown Speedway hosts the June 2 race. After visiting Algona, the series is at West Liberty Race­way July 7, Independence Motor Speedway on July 8, Dubuque Speedway on July 12 and back at Quad City on July 22. Liberty 100 shows are qualifying on Sept. 4 and two $3,000 to win features on Sept. 5. The Sept. 7 Labor Day feature during the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s brings the tour back to Boone with that even­ing’s winner earning a bonus based on their number of sanctioned weekly starts during the season and a possible $4,500 payday. Farley’s Sept. 18 and 19 Yankee Dirt Track Classic brings the series to a close.Non-qualifier pay at each of the first 15 races is $100. Sunoco Race Fuel feature qualifier draw­ings for $250 in cash will be held each night and drivers with perfect attendance earn shares of $2,000 in cash after the series season is complete. Casey’s General Store is also back on board as title sponsor of the redraw and will give $100 gift cards to all drivers with perfect attendance throughout the series.“There are no changes in race night procedures and most sponsorship programs are back in place,” Yoder said. “We have a very good series again in 2015. We always sharpen the pencil and look for ways to make it better every year.” The Deery Brothers Automotive Group returns as title sponsor of the series. The champion will earn $5,000, with point fund shares to the top 10 and pro-rated for drivers not competing at all events. Drivers finishing outside the top 10 in points but with perfect attendance are guaranteed $500.Defending champion is Justin Kay of Wheatland. Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has perfect attend­ance through the series’ first 434 events.last_img read more

Madison man gets the maximum sentence for Cross Plains burglaries

first_imgVersailles, In. — A Madison man has been sentenced for his role in a series of burglaries in the Cross Plains area.Christian Stewart, 23, was sentenced to the maximum, 42 years, by Judge Jeffrey Sharp after being found guilty as charged of conspiracy to commit burglary while armed with a deadly weapon.Stewart was convicted following a four-day jury trial in December of 2018.Court documents say Stewart and his younger brother, and his girlfriend committed the crimes during the morning and early afternoon of May 16, 2017.  At both scenes, the burglars were extremely destructive and left the buildings completely ransacked.During the Sentencing Hearing, Ripley County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Tucker argued for the maximum sentence. Tucker urged the Court to take into consideration Stewart’s numerous prior convictions and probation violations including a previous burglary in Jefferson County that he was on parole for while he committed these crimes.Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel said, “We are very pleased with the outcome of this case and hope that this sentence can help bring some closure to the victims of these terrible crimes.  The Defendant’s criminal conduct combined with his extensive criminal history and apprehensible behavior in the jail warranted the maximum sentence.”last_img read more

Veterans Remembrance Road Race scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race is scheduled to be held Sunday, Nov. 11, in Ellsworth.2018 marks the fifth running of the race, which drew 130 runners to downtown Ellsworth last year. Judson Cake of Bar Harbor was the overall winner with a time of 21 minutes, 37 seconds, and Cecilia Dube of Orono was the top female runner with a place of sixth and a time of 27:51.Registration for the race costs $20 on race day or $15 for those who register prior to Friday tomorrow, Nov. 9. Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA’s James Russell Wiggins Center. The race itself will begin at 9.A portion of the registration fees will go toward The Summit Project and the Maine Veterans Project. For more information, contact Down East Family YMCA Fitness Director Robin Clarke at 667-3086.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more