Watch Vulfpeck Perform At Tipitina’s For The First Time Ever [Full Show]

first_imgLast weekend, Vulfpeck made their New Orleans debut with performances at The Joy Theater, The Orpheum, and Tipitina’s playing alongside The Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, and Lettuce. The string of shows were a big deal for the band who’d never even set foot in the Big Easy. Closing out the weekend at arguably the most legendary concert venue in the city, the quartet brought the funk, the fun, and all of the dance moves while opening up for Lettuce at Tipitina’s. Vulfpeck Gets Brass Lovin’ From The Soul Rebels In New Orleans [Watch]Trading instruments throughout the night, as they do, Vulfpeck welcomed some of the room’s most talented musicians to the stage for the quintessential sit-ins that Jazz Fest late nights are meant for. Lovely vocalist Madelyn Grant joined in for a “Back Pocket” audience sing-a-long, triumphantly lifting the spirits of the Vulfpack tribe. Adam Deitch jumped behind the drum kit for a gut-wrenching “It Gets Funkier,” before another crowd favorite “Christmas In L.A.” brought chills to the Louisiana heat. A very appropriate “Outro” closed their set, with Lettuce’s Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and The Shady Horns’ Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis providing the funkiest of notes before a sold-out crowd.Thanks to Lins Hurst, you can watch the entire performance, up-close-and-personal, below:Thanks to Vulfpeck, we can zoom in on incredible happenings such as these:Setlist: Vulfpeck at Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA – 4/24/16:Conscious Club, Fugue, Rango, Wong, Cripple Creek, My Favorite Cock, Back Pocket, Funky Duck, 1612, It Gets Funkier, Beastly, Christmas In L.A., Outrolast_img read more

Seeing cell membranes in new light

first_imgAdam Cohen, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, is the lead author of a new study that challenges conventional theories about the fluid nature of cell membranes and how they react to tension.Scientists have long believed that membranes act like a viscous liquid, similar to honey, and that tension could be transmitted almost instantly from one side of a cell to the other. But Cohen and Zheng Shi, a postdoctoral fellow working in Cohen’s lab, discovered that they’re actually closer to a semisolid like Jell-O. The study was described in Cell.“The conventional picture is that the membrane is what we call a two-dimensional fluid, meaning the lipid molecules that make it up are stuck in the plane of the membrane … but within that plane those molecules can move around,” Cohen said. “It’s like people milling around in Grand Central Station — everybody is stuck to the plane of the floor, but they can move around.“People had assumed that because the membrane acted like a fluid, if you tugged on one side of it, it would flow until the tension was equalized again,” he added. “People thought this propagation of tension would be very fast, and that it might be a way for cells to signal from one part of the membrane to another.”But while there had been many studies suggesting that membranes worked this way, there was scant experimental evidence to support it.What evidence did exist, Cohen said, came from experiments in which researchers created “synthetic” membranes and then showed that tension was almost instantly transmitted from one side to the other.With those findings in mind, Cohen and Shi set out to capture that transfer by developing a fluorescent protein that would light up as the signal moved through the membrane.“The idea was that we have this incredibly sensitive sense of touch which acts through these tension-gated ion channels, and I thought it would be cool if, instead of just having touch generate electrical signals in our neurons … we could see the touch directly,” Cohen said. “So Zheng made these sensors and we were trying to calibrate them by pulling on one side of a cell and looking for changes in the signaling, and his experiments just didn’t make sense. He kept doing the experiment and not seeing any response.”It might have been easy at that point to simply decide the experiment didn’t work and give up. But Cohen and colleagues instead began to wonder whether basic assumptions about cell membranes were wrong.“Zheng set up a very simple experiment where he had two probes on mechanical actuators,” he said. “He tugged on the membrane in two places and measured the tension … and saw no coupling whatsoever. So he could pull all he wanted on one end, and there would be absolutely nothing on the other. Then he did the same experiment in free membranes disconnected from the cell, and he saw perfect coupling. That tells us there was something fundamentally different about the membrane when it was on the cell versus when it was isolated.”That difference, Cohen and colleagues hypothesize, is rooted in the proteins that sit in the membrane and are attached to the cell’s cytoskeleton.“Those proteins can’t move around,” Cohen said. “And each one acts like an immobile barrier, so any flow has to go around it. It’s as if you have a number of people in Grand Central Station who are simply standing still.”Cohen and colleagues estimate that those proteins occupy as much as 20 percent of the cell membrane — enough to have a profound impact on how the membrane works.“You might think that if you take up 10 or 20 percent of your space with obstacles you would see a 10 or 20 percent effect, but it turns out to have a 10,000-fold effect on the ability of the membrane to flow,” Cohen said. “The analogy that everybody is familiar with is Jell-O. When you make Jell-O, the gelatin is only about 5 percent of the recipe — the vast majority is just water.“A 5 percent solution of sugar flows just like water, but a 5 percent gelatin gel doesn’t flow at all, because the gelatin strands are tangled up and can’t move relative to each other, so water gets trapped because it can’t flow through the molecular-sized spaces between the strands. But if you take clear Jell-O and put a drop of dye on it, the dye molecules will diffuse through it … because the molecules are small enough to squeeze through.”The same principle appears to be at work in cell membranes, he said.Cohen sees two avenues for further research.“It still would be interesting to have a good way to image the membrane tension,” he said. “So we are back to the original question to explain how tension is regulated in cells as they get inputs of different sorts.”Cohen also plans to explore whether there may be some cells that do transfer tension across the membrane, with the hope of explaining what special roles those cells may be filling.This research was supported with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Sip Martinis with Cheyenne Jackson & Meet Two Idina Menzels

first_imgSay Goodbye to GodotThrough March 30 at the Cort TheatreIt’s your last chance to see the cutest BFFs around, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, in a double dose of Broadway existentialism: Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett and No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter. With this talented twosome at the helm, these two haunting masterpieces playing in rep are both must-see shows. Click for tickets! Go Mad with Cheyenne Jackson & OrfehMarch 29 at BirdlandLet’s face it, we all want to live inside the TV show Mad Men—and now is your chance! Join Cheyenne Jackson and his special guest, Tony nominee Orfeh, for an evening of Mad Men-era tunes, as well as songs from Jackson’s original album “I’m Blue, Skies.” Bring your vintage highball glass. Click for tickets! Star Files View Comments March is bustin’ out all over! Because it’s March! March, March, March! (That’s how the song goes, right?) Finally, after weeks and weeks of waiting, spring is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than by venturing out of the house to see some awesome New York City theater? Check out our picks of the week! Defy Gravity with Ashley BrownMarch 30 at Avery Fisher HallEver wanted to see Mary Poppins favorite Ashley Brown as Elphaba? Well, now’s your chance (kinda). The songstress will lead the annual concert Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre at Lincoln Center, featuring a chorus of more than 250 singers. No word on whether Brown will be wearing a witch hat and soaring high above the stage, but we can dream, can’t we? Click for tickets! Meet 14 Funny Girls (and Dudes)March 26 at 54 BelowDon’t tell them not to live, just sit and putta! 14 Broadway faves will channel Fanny Brice in honor of the iconic musical’s 50th anniversary at 54 Below. Emily Skinner, Julia Murney, Katie Rose Clarke, John Tartaglia and more will take the stage alongside Mimi Hines, who replaced Babs in the iconic role in Broadway’s Funny Girl. Don’t rain on all 14 of their parades. Click for tickets! Choose Your Own Idina AdventureMarch 30 at the Richard Rodgers TheatreYou have two choices. On one hand, you could sit at home pouting and wondering what Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s new musical If/Then, starring Tony winner Idina Menzel is like. OR you could get tickets now and actually see the new production in person! See Menzel imagine what could have been in the new tuner. Click for tickets! Idina Menzellast_img read more

Toews will succeed retiring West

first_imgMichael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus.Toews, a UGA entomology professor, succeeds Joe West, who is retiring February 28 after a 34-year career with the college. The UGA Tifton Campus has 60 faculty and more than 400 staff supporting teaching, research and Extension programs for the college. The campus includes the Coastal Plain Experiment Station, the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory and the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.   “I look forward to building on the tremendous balance, breadth and professional reputation that our faculty enjoy,” Toews said. “One of my chief goals as the assistant dean will be to secure funding and resources that enable our campus to thrive for the next 100 years.”The Tifton campus, which celebrated its centennial year in 2019, now has 150 buildings and 5,000 acres of farmland to support the land-grant mission of the college. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) is co-located at the campus with approximately 20 scientists working in partnership with UGA scientists. The assistant dean also oversees the Tifton Campus Conference Center, a multiuse facility that brings in conferences and events from across the Southeast.“We are excited about the future direction of the UGA-Tifton campus. Dr. Toews brings a wealth of experience and vision to his new role as Assistant Dean in Tifton,” said CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue. “I look forward to working with him as he directs the college’s efforts in South Georgia.”Toews BackgroundA native of Salina, Kansas, Toews completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fort Hays State University. He then earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in entomology from Oklahoma State University. After completing post-doctoral fellowships at Kansas State University and the USDA-ARS, he joined the UGA Tifton faculty in 2006 as a research entomologist focused on insect ecology and cotton pest management.Toews acquired additional graduate teaching and Extension responsibilities in 2009 and was appointed co-director at the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in 2014. He was promoted to professor in the UGA Department of Entomology in 2017.During his tenure at UGA, Toews has conducted extensive research to improve Georgia cotton production. He is most well-known for his work on thrips and stink bugs, as well as invasive insect pests including kudzu bug, brown marmorated stink bug and silverleaf whitefly.Teaching, Publications, Awards, GrantsToews has served on 27 graduate student committees and secured more than $16 million in competitive grant funding. His research program has resulted in nearly 200 publications, including 72 peer reviewed journal articles, six book chapters, 45 Extension publications and 62 miscellaneous publications. With collaborators, he has released eight smartphone apps and four e-learning modules. Former postdoctoral fellows and students from his lab currently work in academia, industry, Cooperative Extension, state government and federal government service.In 2015, Toews was the Southeastern Branch recipient of the Entomological Society of America Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management.(Faith Peppers is director of public affairs for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Conway joins Russell Industrial Services

first_imgJay Conway Joins Russell as Industrial Business Development ManagerJay Conway joins Russell Industrial Services as the Industrial BusinessDevelopment Manager. This new position at Russell focuses on developingrelationships and securing industrial repair, maintenance and metalfabrication business in various industries. Jay has 25+ years industrialsales experience most recently with NES Rentals where he managed theIndustrial Sales Department for the Northeast. Jay holds a Bachelor ofArts degree from Ricker College.The John A. Russell Corporation, Vermont’s oldest general contractor, hasbeen the innovative leader for construction and industrial services since1934. Russell Construction Services offers Design/Build, ConstructionManagement and General Contracting services throughout the northeast.Russell Industrial Services offers industrial repair, maintenance andspecialty metal fabrication services to clients throughout the UnitedStates from our Glens Falls, NY location.last_img read more

CO-OP re-launches CO-OP Mobile, following testing by Democracy FCU

first_img continue reading » by: Bill PrichardCO-OP Financial Services is re-launching CO-OP Mobile, its mobile banking application now featuring optional real-time, person-to-person payments and remote check deposit capabilities for credit union smartphone users.CO-OP Mobile enables credit unions to offer a leading-edge, custom-branded app tailored to the needs of their members – without the costly and time-consuming complexities involved in developing an in-house solution.Originally introduced in February 2009, CO-OP Mobile is being reintroduced to take advantage of CO-OP’s new person-to-person payments network called RealPay by CO-OP, incorporating the FIS PayNet platform. CO-OP Mobile is a fully customizable and configurable mobile app for credit unions, utilizing the same connection technology as CO-OP Shared Branch transactions, which expedites implementation for credit unions already participating in that network.The new CO-OP Mobile was tested prior to introduction by Democracy FCU of Washington, D.C.“CO-OP Mobile allows us to deliver more services to members through their smartphones, which is critical because surveys show 50 percent of adults have smartphones – and keep them handy all the time,” said Bill Cook, Vice President, Administration, for Democracy FCU. “This version of CO-OP Mobile enables P2P payments and remote deposit capture – features of mobile banking we will be able to offer our members for the first time. It also fits well with our shared branching concept – we want to be wherever our members go, and now we will be right in the palm of their hand. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Split Respect & Enjoy: 10 golden rules that tourists need to know about Split

first_img7. I mentioned a football club whose features you will find in many public areas. They are not touched because Hajduk is sacred. Full stop. Dear guests,  2. I reminded our dear guests of the pistol last year, so I don’t want you to miss it either. What is a siesta to us Spaniards is a pistol, an afternoon break from 14 to 17 p.m. The sun is too strong, the temperatures are high and it’s time to rest and grab strength for an evening out. Tourists want quality facilities and quality service (not to go through the prism a bit, they wait for coffee for half an hour), with quality infrastructure. That is the basis of tourism. Yes, they have to respect the destination, but do we respect it ourselves? Let’s start with ourselves. Also, it is easy to punish tourists, which is education, communication, signaling… so first prevention, and only then punishment. After all, all these years we have taught them ourselves (or allowed any behavior) patterns of how to behave in the destination, and now it takes time to change that. So that when you return to your homes, you can talk about Split as an experience that needs to be repeated, I will help you with 10 golden rules in navigating the Split mentality and Split sights: 3. With a little bit of a pistol, a fijak is added. It is with great pleasure that people here interpret it as “a state of consciousness with a great will for nothing.” As the sun sets, the fiasco subsides and the energy awakens. “I accompanied my message to our guests this year with clear posters about what we really shouldn’t do in the city. There is a lot that we should not do either, by adhering to the Communal Order and other city decisions, we would certainly contribute much more to the preservation of our heritage. Here is this year’s message: 6. The fan spirit of Split is inversely proportional to the state described through the terms a bit and fjaka. The people of Split are extraordinary fans, the atmosphere is always in every sport as if they were playing for all or nothing. Of course, the most attractive is cheering at Hajduk football matches, but don’t miss a single sporting event. Become a part of Split. 9. Like all Mediterranean people we are loud, but we do not like noise during holidays. Especially at night and especially under our window. You are on vacation and want to have fun, but do not do it by playing too loud music in the apartment because the people around you need a break so that you and other guests can be at your service the next day. 4. Spend a hot day at the beach. With the clear sea in the center, hardly any big city can boast. Can you remember in the heart of which big city you swam in the sea last time? 8. Split has other shrines: the Cathedral of St. Duje, Marjan, Diocletian’s Palace. We are restoring them and we want to preserve them for future generations of Split citizens and their guests. Help us with your approach and support us in that intention. Let’s preserve our, and in fact world, heritage together. This year marks 40 years since Diocletian’s Palace with its historic city center was included in the UNESCO Register. The mayor of the city of Split, Andro Krstulović Opara, last week on his own Facebook profile published a message to tourists with 10 golden rules in navigating the Split mentality and Split sights. Disconnect from everyday life, take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the magical world that this ancient city has to offer. Relax and let the spirit of Split take you because only then will you experience an unforgettable experience of an open Mediterranean city.  10. We wear bathing suits on the beach, and the usual clothes for this time of year everywhere. We are not pretentious, but for walking around the city without clothes or a piece of clothing or only in a bathing suit, you will pay a fine of 500 kuna immediately or a thousand after the misdemeanor proceedings. Why would you give up a dozen pizzas or 20 beers when you have about thirty kilometers of beaches in Split where you can show off your figure? Maybe it’s best not to go into detail with this story and just say – No comment…center_img 1. “A little” is a word you will often hear. This is a city where no one is in a hurry, so there is no need or reason to get upset if it is not right now. A little bit, it will be, and when it is it will be great. After all, you’re on annual leave. We are transmitting the message in its entirety: Source: FB It would have been better if, through his address to tourists, he explained what to do in Split for seven days and what I can experience and where I can spend my money, on which we depend so much. Tourism staff will do their best to give you a good rest and bring back fond memories. The people of Split are extraordinary hosts, they will give you their soul and take your heart, the only thing they are looking for is respect for the way of life and our heritage, heritage and customs. I conclude with a short formula for a great holiday, fun and experience: enjoy and respect. It will be great for us. “ Welcome dear guests, But the issue of parking, strategic development, quality content, infrastructure, the problem of sewage entering the sea on the main waterfront, etc.… not a word. We must first begin to respect ourselves, in order for others to respect us as well. And that’s where we fall the most. Yes, tourists need to largely adapt to our culture and way of life, that’s why they travel, but for fijaku and a little there is not much space in tourism. Not least when we’re talking about poor service and content. Yes, tourists want to experience the atmosphere from Poljud, but not to eventually get hurt or to interrupt matches due to our problems, without going into the reasons or justification of the same. They want the positive, not the negative. Bad Humor or? 5. Picigin is played all year round, only in Split and only on one beach. In Bačvice. We even have the Picigin World Cup. To not later regret what you missed, put a towel under your arm, put on your slippers, go to Bačvice, find your square of sand from which you will watch the tireless players persevere so that they do not fall into the sea when passing the ball. If you are squeamish and prone to acrobatics, try picigin too. In the end, the Split Respect & Enjoy project should certainly be commended, but not this way. This is a very bad attempt to copy Dubrovnik, at least I personally associate it with that story, which in a much more serious and concrete way through the Respect the City project, is trying to face the challenges of excessive tourism. An attempt at bad humor or how to define it? How to move forward when the main helmsman of the city of Split communicates in such a frivolous and funny way? In fact, he obviously finds it very sympathetic. RELATED NEWS: RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN SPLIT WILL BE OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT, AND ON WEEKENDS UNTIL 02.00:XNUMX AMlast_img read more

New York Health Act could help reduce overdoses

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionLast month, President Donald Trump’s bipartisan commission on opioid abuse released its long-awaited report on the crisis, and requested Congress provide funding to implement its recommendations.President Trump even called the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. This declaration is years overdue.A total of 64,000 Americans died as a result of drug overdoses last year — up from 52,400 the previous year.The most recent estimates indicate that our state saw 3,650 fatal overdoses in 2016, 29 of which took place in Schenectady County.These are depressing statistics amidst a tragic story with no end in sight. This would be paid for via a small tax hike that would replace the need for costly premiums and other health care expenses.What is medically necessary would be up to patients and doctors – not private insurance or the size of your wallet. This is a complex situation, and there is no silver bullet. Sometimes opioids are needed, and sometimes alternatives are more appropriate.What’s medically necessary is ultimately a question for patients and doctors.The Legislature should remove the profit motives of insurance companies from the equation – by regulation or by providing comprehensive public health insurance for all New Yorkers.Steve Keller is a regular contributor to the Sunday Opinion section. He works as an unpaid volunteer with the Campaign for New York Health, which is advocating for this bill’s passage.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last year that removed many of the barriers preventing or delaying individuals from getting addiction treatment or overdose-reversing drugs that save lives.Now it’s time to go further.The Legislature should require insurance companies to automatically cover a wider range of non-opioid pain treatments — no questions asked. There is, of course, one snag.Access is great, but there’s still an economic barrier: If patients can’t afford exorbitant deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket payments, the cheaper and more dangerous opioid option might still be the only choice.We can remedy this by passing the New York Health Act in the new year.This bill, which has already passed the Assembly, would set up a public health insurance system similar to Medicare for All, under which treatment would simply be provided if you need it. So how did we get here? Most experts agree the current epidemic began in the 1990s, when pharmaceutical companies increasingly marketed opioids for pain relief, and doctors became more willing to prescribe them.Now, an astounding 289 million opioid prescriptions are issued each year. Of course, these prescriptions are not exclusively used by those for whom they’re written.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that while about a quarter of people abusing opioids use their own medication, half acquire the drugs from someone they know. Regardless of who is ultimately getting the opioids, when the prescription runs out, some percentage of people are left with an addiction.Rather than getting a new script from a doctor, it can be easier and cheaper to turn to illegal drugs, including heroin.center_img Sometimes, insurance companies add unnecessary complication — or even block the best treatment altogether. In September, The New York Times and ProPublica published a piece revealing how health insurance companies often encourage prescription of dangerous opioids over safer, albeit more expensive, alternatives.Instead of immediately paying for safer drugs, they require prior authorization, barely recompense plan holders or don’t cover alternatives at all.Some insurance companies even require patients to go through the more dangerous drugs before they get to the non-opioids – just because the dangerous ones are cheap. This means that when patients need pain medication urgently, it can be easier to go straight to opioids. None of this is surprising.Insurance companies have a single mission, and it’s not to provide the best care – it’s to take in as much money and pay out as little in benefits as possible. Good for you if your insurer says they’ll pay for the safer but more expensive drugs your doctor recommends. But if your insurer is cheap, it’ll be opioids or nothing — unless you want to put your life-altering pain aside, hold off on medication and try to shop around for a better insurance company.Though the president’s commission has identified these insurance practices as part of the opioid problem, New York shouldn’t wait on the federal government to do something about it. When street dealers add in extremely toxic compounds like fentanyl, it makes an already dangerous situation even more addictive and even more deadly.This, experts say, is the root of the current crisis: proliferation of legal drugs acting as a gateway to harder, more dangerous ones.Clearly, in combination with increased access to treatment and rehabilitation, we must curb prescription of unnecessary opioids as much as possible. Yes, there will obviously always be a need for pain treatment.But sometimes opioids are more than is necessary — or they’re simply ineffective. In such cases, it’s better to seek alternatives like buprenorphine (a safer opioid), lidocaine, acetaminophen/ibuprofen combinations or even physical therapy. It’s a multifaceted decision that’s different for each person. Doctors and patients need to have serious conversations about the appropriate treatments for each individual’s pain. But it’s not always that simple.last_img read more

Mount Warren Park home has ideal design for family

first_imgThe home at 3 Leanne Court, Mount Warren Park.“I’ve lived in the area for almost my whole life and I can’t fault it.“We’ve made some really amazing memories in the house — I think I’ll miss that the most.”The property is a short walk to nearby schools, kindergartens and shops. It is also close to sports fields, gyms and Mount Warren Park Golf Club. The home at 3 Leanne Court, Mount Warren Park.“I really love the outdoor area and the deck — we get really great views from the deck.“We’ve also got a really large yard so our kids can go nuts, particularly when we’re entertaining, and there is heaps of room for everyone.”The home has a large functional kitchen with dishwasher and plenty of bench and cupboard space.There is a dining room, sunken lounge room and a sunken family room that flow out to the balcony with views over the district to Stradbroke Island.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The master bedroom includes an ensuite and the three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes. The home at 3 Leanne Court, Mount Warren Park.Downstairs, there is a rumpus room, with plenty of space for the pool table, opening to the covered entertaining area.The home is on a 906sq m block with fully-fenced backyard, two driveways, a carport and extra parking space.Ms Stone said the home was in a quiet cul-de-sac.“We have some really friendly neighbours,” she said.center_img The home at 3 Leanne Court, Mount Warren Park.AN UPDATED split-level home, suited to a family that likes to entertain, is on the market in Mount Warren Park.Owners Elisha and John Stone bought the property at 3 Leanne Court about nine years ago and shaped it into the perfect family home for them and their three children.“We did the outdoor area, the rumpus room and lots of gardening and landscaping,” Ms Stone said.last_img read more

Good Luck, Local Athletes

first_imgWhen you read this article, we will know how the Oldenburg Academy Ladies Tennis Team did at the semi-state.  However, I want to congratulate Coach Wilder and his Lady Twisters on their sectional and regional wins.I also want to wish good luck to 3 local athletes who have a great chance to place very high in the state track meet occurring today.  They are Mark Bertke of East Central who vaulted 14 ft. 6 in. last week in the regional.  Secondly, Curtis Eckstein of Oldenburg Academy who is ranked in the top 5 in the 3200m run.  Curt will be trying to become a 2-time state champ after his cross country win last fall.  The 3rd athlete is Batesville’s Garrett Wagner who is one of the state’s best 300m hurdlers.  Garrett finished 2nd at the regional last week in this event.Tomorrow the girls state track meet will be held, and there are a few local athletes who will be competing.  None of them are ranked, but we wish them the best of luck as well.last_img read more