Drama Review: Mindgame

first_imgby Sophie DuncanMost of us know the disappointment and irritation felt, when, approaching the final page of a mystery novel, the author produces a deus ex machina which solves the crime and undercuts all our literary sleuthing. The butler who has an identical twin: the housemaid having run off to join her husband whose existence was hitherto unsuspected. The plot twists of Rhys Jones’s latest production are rather more complex, but the eventual disappointment is the same. By the final scene of Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame, each of the characters is revealed to be something other than what they seem. Herein lies the problem: is the revelation that the characters themselves are “acting” -just as much as the actors themselves– worth two hours of previously unconvincing performances?This is not to say that Mindgame is without its highlights: there are two standout performances, in Tom Richards and Joseph Thomas. Unfortunately, both double the same role – another complexity of Jones’s production is its rolling cast. Sadly, the usual pitfalls of uneven ability haven’t been avoided: delicacy prevents me from telling you on what nights to see the play, but certain audiences will fair far better than others. Richards, unnerving audiences with his dead eyes and whitewashed face, brings a patrician impassiveness to Dr Farquhar that quickly turns to a nightmare. Thomas, meanwhile, is a sad-eyed Crippen in the same role, pinched and melancholy, feeble and frightening. Mindgame mixes the Gothic and the farcical: both actors hit the mark precisely, but in fascinatingly different ways. Their opposite numbers, Stewart Pringle and Rob Hemmens, are uneven as true crime novelist Styler. Hemmens is unconvincing, substituting breathlessness for fear at what should be moments of terror. Pringle is rather better, spiky unpredictability suggesting what is to come. Neither, however, makes good use of the dialogue: Hemmens in particular holds an emotional monotone, with darkest revelations in the same register as casual observation. Admittedly, some lines are simply dreadful (I’m not surprised that this is Horowitz’s only play): revelatory moments are reduced to melodrama, but without melodrama’s intensity. Then again, this could be intentional: after all, most character identities in Mindgame collapse not once, but twice. What, then – aside from Richards and Thomas – can recommend this production? One answer is the set. The company boasts several magicians (including Jones himself) and the complex set promises a feast of misdirection, surrealism and sleight of hand. This attention to design is half the story of Mindgame, the set disintegrating and warping with the perceptions of Styler. For all my reservations, this is one aspect of the show I absolutely loved. Successful and original design is a rarity in Oxford, and I would be delighted to see Jones further hone his talents in this field. This psychological thriller is “not a whodunnit, but a whydunnit” and if “whydunnit?” was a question I occasionally wanted to ask the director, Richards and Thomas nonetheless provide chills and thrills in the central role. My only regret is that Jones was unable to fulfil his original desire of having every actor play every part: that way, Mindgame would have been a much better show.Dir. Rhys JonesOFS 7.30 Tues-Sat 2.30pm Sat6th Weeklast_img read more

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City Council Meeting Agenda

first_imgChair McGinn VII. COMMITTEE REPORTSVIII. REGULAR AGENDA: FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS McGinn FinanceMarco DeLucio VI. CONSENT AGENDA: SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying, Confirming, Authorizing and Approving an Agreement Between the City of Evansville Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS) and the Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union No. 215McGinnFinance Chair McGinn 1/9/2017 5:25 p.m. Marco DeLucio B. RESOLUTION C-2016-34Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify: 5:25 p.m. An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City ofEvansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 316 N. Wabash Ave.Germantown Properties, LLC Owner: Germantown Properties, LLC R4 to C2 w/ UDC Ward: 6 BrinkmeyerRandall BormanAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 22 N. Taft AvenueRon Schutz, Jr. Owner: Ron Schutz, Jr.R1 to C4 Ward: 3 HargisRon Schutz, Jr. A. ORDINANCE R-2016-34Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:B. ORDINANCE R-2017-01Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative: 1/9/2017 X. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSTHE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, January 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.There are currently no committee meetings scheduled.BOARD & COMMISSION APPOINTMENTSXI. COMMITTEEREPORTSXII. ADJOURNMENT A. RESOLUTION C-2016-32Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify:B. RESOLUTION C-2016-34Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify:IX. RESOLUTION DOCKETNo items filed. A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for the Property Tax Phase-In for Rehabilitation of Real Property at 4320 Hitch Peters Road, Evansville, IN 47711 – MultiSeal, IncMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 1/9/2017 5:20 p.m. Andrea Lendy, Growth AllianceA Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying, Confirming, Authorizing and Approving an Agreement Between the City of Evansville Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS) and the Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union No. 215 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for the Property Tax Phase-In for Rehabilitation of Real Property at 4320 Hitch Peters Road, Evansville, IN 47711 – MultiSeal, IncMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 1/9/2017 5:20 p.m. Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance I. INTRODUCTIONII. APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDA III. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONSIV. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAYNOMINATION & ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2017COMMITTEE CHAIR APPOINTMENTSDEPARTMENT LIAISON APPOINTMENTSCITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2017V. CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS A. RESOLUTION C-2016-32Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify:last_img read more

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IS IT TRUE JUNE 27, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE one of our readers informed us that the current minutes of City Council  meetings are almost impossible to be found on the City of Evansville web site?  …he  told us when he went to the city web site and pulled the video of the council meetings he could hardly hear what they were saying?  …he told us the only way he could hear the audio of the meeting was to plug his computer into the amplifier?  …if you want to see a professional and impressive user friendly web site go the City of South Bend, Ind?IS IT TRUE it looks like the investigation of the alleged mis-use of  Federal TARP funds by the City of Evansville hasn’t been closed  by the Feds? …last week a special agent for the Investigations Division of Office of the Special Inspection General For The Troubled Asset Relief Program informed us that this investigation is still open?IS IT TRUE we recently predicted the race for the Vanderburgh County Coroner will be “fun to watch”?  …we should  had said “mean spirited”? …last week the Republican County Coroner candidate Brian Clasped was called a liar by the present Vanderburgh County Coroner Anne Groves?  …we can’t wait for Steve Lockyear and Brian Clasped to start discussing the real issues of the campaign in a civil manner?IS IT TRUE  in reply to Pressanykey poster Joe Wallace said: “Restraint of Trade, harassment, intimidation, theft by proxy, etc. This may be both a civil and criminal court matter. Now getting the old boy network to allow equal protection under the law in Evanzuela may be a monumental challenge”?  . ..we thank Mr. Wallace for his sound advice?IS IT  TRUE we are extremely impressed in the way that our 1st Responders worked together to fight a raging fire on the 200 block of Main Street earlier this week?  … we were impressed with the way that the Evansville firefighters extinguished the fire in short order?  …we’re also impressed with the way that our police department handle the  heavy ShrinersFest  traffic during this fire?  …that Police Bolin and Fire Chief Connelly should be very proud of the way their man and woman preformed during a crisis?IS IT TRUE if you’re looking for an outstanding Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill we highly recommend HERRADURA located on 4610 Bellemeade Ave, Evansville, Ind.  …the management and staff are extremely friendly and professional?  …the food is excellent and is extremely affordable?IS IT TRUE Ed Adams the Posey County Democratic party Chairman is doing a heck of a job pushing his political party agenda?IS IT TRUE if you’re looking for some delicious homespun gourmet pop corn you need to take a trip to Autumn Barn Farms located at 1442 North Green River Road?  …Autumn Barn Farms is veteran owned?  …you can obtain additional  information by calling 812-550-1085 or going to www.autumnbarn.com?FOOTNOTES: Todays “Readers Poll” question: DO you feel that the City and County Government should spend more money helping the homeless?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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“Magical” Black Friday in Downtown O.C.

first_imgThe festive downtown offers shopping, carriage rides and a visit from Santa on Black Friday. By MADDY VITALEThere are plenty of reasons why people would want to head downtown in Ocean City on the biggest shopping day of the year. Consider the array of boutiques that appeal to all tastes and many restaurants offering discounts.But there is also a lot more to enjoy in “America’s Greatest Family Resort” over the holidays, according to the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials note that when it comes to holiday shopping and memories, big box retailers and malls just don’t compare to Ocean City’s festive small-town charms.Ocean City’s Christmas in the Downtown — “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” — runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Black Friday. Downtown shop keepers and restaurant owners will be open late.“Small businesses are an integral part of Ocean City. Shopping small means you get unique items, spectacular customer service and some great buys,” explained Michele Gillian, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. “We ask everyone to remember to shop small this holiday season in Ocean City.”Boutique-style shops and popular eateries are offering sales and deals to entice customers to come out to the event, Gillian said.Shopping in downtown Ocean City on Black Friday offers the added bonus of good deals on merchandise. (Photo courtesy Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce)And it isn’t only about shopping.Shoppers won’t experience free horse and carriage rides at the mall. The popular attraction is offered from Nov. 29 through New Year’s Day on Asbury Avenue.The old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere found when strolling or driving along Asbury Avenue is heightened by garland-wrapped lamp posts, red bows on big wreaths and festive music, Chamber officials say.Children will be able to marvel at Santa Claus descending from the rooftop of Ocean City’s City Hall to help light the Christmas tree. Santa is scheduled to make his special appearance at 5 p.m.“When you take a stroll down Asbury Avenue at Christmas time, it really is like a scene out of a movie, a Hallmark movie to be exact,” Gillian said.She continued “From the streets decorated in holiday style, to horse and carriage rides, to Santa’s mailbox, where every child, and even some adults receive a response from Santa, Ocean City during the holidays is simply magical and breathtaking”The Christmas tree lighting brings out a huge crowd of spectators to marvel at the lights. (Photo courtesy Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce)Highlights of the day include visits with Santa in a lifeguard boat at the Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the carriage rides, carolers in Victorian costumes, and the Ocean City Theatre Company Show Choir performances, all on Asbury Avenue.Gillian pointed out that there is no place like Ocean City over the holidays.“Christmas in the downtown is a special event that is unique to Ocean City. The entire community comes out for this exciting event. Downtown merchants have shopping specials, we have strolling Christmas entertainment, horse and carriage rides, and spectacular Christmas decoration to admire,” she said. “You really do feel like you are walking in a winter wonderland when you come to Ocean City on Black Friday. It truly is a magical day.”The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants Association and the City of Ocean City. For information, contact the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-BeachNJ or visit online at www.OceanCityVacation.com.Old-fashioned holiday decorations line festive Asbury Avenue.last_img read more

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Broadway and Children’s Theater Series Ticket Sales Coming Up

first_imgTickets for two popular summer theater series in Ocean City will go on sale starting 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3.The Ocean City Pops orchestra and the Ocean City Theatre Company will bring a professional cast to town for performances of the musicals “The Producers” and “The Sound of Music.” OCTC also will bring a variety of favorites to life in “Broadway on the OC Boardwalk.” The annual Children’s Theater Series will bring five different morning shows to the Ocean City Music Pier.Details on the Broadway Series are as follows:“Broadway on the OC Boardwalk” (7:30 p.m. June 24, Ocean City Music Pier): Professional performers in OCTC’s 2020 summer season sing many of Broadway’s classics. Tickets are $18 to $20.“The Producers” (7:30 p.m. July 7, 8 and 10; 2 p.m. July 9; Hughes Performing Arts Center): The Ocean City Pops and the Ocean City Theatre Company present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical with a comedic book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Tickets are $30.“The Sound of Music” (7:30 p.m. August 4, 5, 7 and 8; 2 p.m. August 6, Hughes Performing Arts Center): The Ocean City Pops and the Ocean City Theatre Company team up to bring one of the world’s most beloved musicals to the stage. The show features family-friendly songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number. Tickets are $30 or $25 for children 12 and under.The Children’s Series will include:“The Kid Who Ran for President” (10:30 a.m. June 30 and July 3, Ocean City Music Pier): This musical tells the story of an unlikely 12-year-old presidential candidate who gets some media attention that ignites the political voices of children around the nation.“Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical” (10:30 a.m. July 7, Ocean City Music Pier): Based on the beloved New York Times best-selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, this a fun and touching family musical in which Freckleface and friends learn to “love the skin they’re in.”“Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move” (10:30 a.m. July 14, Ocean City Music Pier): Based on Judith Viorst’s book, this play was commissioned and premiered by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.“Tilly the Trickster” (10:30 a.m. July 21, Ocean City Music Pier): Based on the book by “Saturday Night Live” alum Molly Shannon, this production introduces us to a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble.“Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut” (10:30 a.m. July 28, Ocean City Music Pier): Allie was a typical 8-year-old until one day she was chosen for a very special mission. On a journey through the solar system, she is about to discover that friendship just might be the most important thing in the whole universe—but only the audience can help her figure it out.Advance tickets for all children’s shows are $10 (they will be $12 on the day of). Tickets for the Broadway Series and Children’s Series will be available starting Feb. 3 at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or at Ocean City’s welcome centers at City Hall and on the Route 52 causeway.Also starting Feb. 3, people can visit the same box office sites to reserve spots to enjoy a free concert by the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band.The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 15 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show will feature orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. The seating will be general admission, and the doors will open at 1:30 p.m.Jackie Evancho will perform on May 9 with the Ocean City Pops. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 2020 JACKIE EVANCHO SHOWAfter performing two sold-out shows in 2018, singing sensation Jackie Evancho will return to Ocean City to perform with the Ocean City Pops at the Ocean City Music Pier on May 9. Tickets are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or at the City Hall or Roy Gillian welcome centers.Since she first dazzled American television audiences at age 10 – gaining global recognition with her debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” – Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales of more than 3 million in the U.S. All seven of Jackie’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.In 2019, Evancho returned to “America’s Got Talent – The Champions,” where she stunned the audience with her rendition of Barbra Streisand’s “Somewhere.” In April 2019, she turned 19 and in the same week released her latest album, “The Debut.”On the album, she matches her extraordinary voice with one of the most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music today: Broadway’s New American Songbook.ALSO COMING UPBOOK SALE (Feb. 7): The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will hold a one-day book sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The sale will be held in the atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue. Shop for specially-priced books, DVDs and more.NATURE FUN-DAY (Feb. 15): All are invited to a free “Family-Friendly Nature and the Environment Fun-Day” featuring zoo animals, crafts, games, music and stories.The event will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center in the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue).Activities will include making your own pine-cone birdfeeder. Sponsors include the Cape May County Park and Zoo, the Ocean City Environmental Commission and the Ocean City Free Public Library.Jasmine, left, and Alexis D’Angelo get up close and personal with a snake at the second annual Nature and the Environment Fun Day in 2019. The annual Children’s Theater Series, such as this one from 2019, (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more

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Press release: CSSP Brazil

first_imgO encontro aconteceu em Exeter, Inglaterra, e foi organizado pelo programa Climate Science for Services Partnership (CSSP), no âmbito do Fundo Newton. O evento integra o calendário do Ano Brasil-Reino Unido de Ciência e Inovação 2018/19.O uso da ciência climática para auxiliar em políticas públicas de prevenção e mitigação de desastres naturais foi debatido entre cientistas do Brasil e do Reino Unido em um encontro em Exeter, na Inglaterra, no dia 25 de junho. Esta discussão integra o workshop anual do programa Climate Science for Services Partnership (CSSP), programa de pesquisa climática que visa desenvolver modelos científicos conjuntos para análise de mudanças climáticas.Este acordo bilateral de parcerias científicas para estudos climáticos é financiado pelos governos do Reino Unido e do Brasil, por meio do Fundo Newton, em parceria entre o UK Met Office Hadley Centre e três institutos subordinados ao Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (MCTIC): o Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), o Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) e o Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN).O objetivo da reunião foi estudar os resultados dos programas de cooperação atuais, e investigar formas de integrá-los às decisões políticas para auxiliar no planejamento contra possíveis ocorrências de desastres naturais. Nos próximos dois dias, o workshop estudará como aperfeiçoar os modelos científicos existentes para análise de mudanças climáticas para contribuir com a prevenção e redução de desastres associados à influência humana sobre o clima. “É essencial que os tomadores de decisão, do planejamento de contingência até os que respondem aos desastres, sejam capazes de utilizarem as melhores e mais robustas ferramentas científicas, e o CSSP Brasil está trabalhando para fornecer isso”, disse o diretor do Met Office Hadley Centre, o Prof. Albert Klein Tank. “O projeto está apoiando a Quarta Comunicação Nacional do Brasil para a Convenção-Quadro das Nações Unidas sobre Mudança do Clima. As melhorias da compreensão do que gera ganhos e perdas de carbono no Brasil fornecerão evidências que sustentem os esforços em direção às metas do Acordo de Paris”, explica Tank.Estiveram presentes em Exeter representantes de todos os parceiros citados: o diretor do UK Met Office Hadley, Professor Albert Klein-Tank, a supervisora de Meteorologia e Clima, também do UK Met Office Hadley, Dra. Kirstine Dale, o diretor do Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais (Cemaden), Dr. Osvaldo Luiz Leal de Moraes, o diretor do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Luiz Renato França, e o diretor do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Ricardo Magnus Osório Galvão.O Fundo Newton, que financia o CSSP Brasil, tem como objetivo construir parceiras igualitárias em ciência e inovação e é administrado pelo Departamento de Negócios, Meio Ambiente e Estratégia do Reino Unido (BEIS). O evento em Exeter é parte do calendário do Ano Brasil-Reino Unido de Ciência e Inovação: uma oportunidade para que os países aprofundem seus laços em pesquisa e desenvolvimento ao longo de um ano de eventos, conferencias e workshops onde pesquisadores, organizações cientificas e centros de pesquisa podem estreitar parcerias. O calendário tem atividades nas áreas de Saúde & Ciências da Vida, Clima & Biodiversidade, Agricultura Sustentável e Energia.last_img read more

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Speech: PM’s welcoming statement at Burns Supper: 21 January 2019

first_imgIt is great to be able to welcome you here to Downing Street this evening for Burns Supper, this is the second one I have had the pleasure of hosting.This house of course, has been the home of Prime Ministers of Great Britain and then of the United Kingdom since 1732, 25 years after the Acts of Union that created that single kingdom of Great Britain. So from the start, this house has been symbolic of that union.It is important to me in everything we do here, and indeed in everything we do as a government, that we reflect the fact that the United Kingdom is a union of four nations. Our country has great diversity within it and we rightly celebrate that diversity. What we actually do in coming together is combine to make something greater than the sum of its parts and it is something that is unique and inspiring.Of course, Scotland is an absolutely integral part of our United Kingdom – economically, socially and culturally.Tonight of course in Robert Burns, we are celebrating a Scottish and British cultural icon, one of the finest poets in any language. It is a chance to celebrate a great poet, a great nation and an enduring union. Have a really good evening.last_img read more

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Wilton Blueberry Festival arrives Friday morning

first_imgThe Wilton Blueberry Festival gets underway Friday morning.WILTON – The 36th annual Wilton Blueberry Festival will take place this Friday and Saturday, transforming the downtown area into a Christmas-themed celebration.The town’s iconic August festival will open Friday, Aug. 3 and will run through Saturday, Aug. 4, highlighted by the popular parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday. This year’s parade theme is Christmas in August, with cash prizes awarded in several categories.The festival’s roots go back to 1982, when it started as the Blueberry Church Bazaar at the First Congregational Church on Main Street. That rummage-sale styled bazaar is still held today, running from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church and also offering blueberry cake, other baked goods and coffee as well as flowers and plants. In 1989, head organizer Shannon Smith took over and turned the small, mostly locally-attended event to one of the bigger summer draws in western Maine.The event will offer a free shuttle service on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with pickups in the following locations: Corner of Rt. 156 & Main St. (near Main St. Garage), Key Bank – Downtown Wilton (bottom of High & Main Street), Park and Ride, Wiles Funeral Home, Academy Hill School, Western Maine Expo (Saturday morning only) and Kineowatha Park.Boat owners on Wilson Lake should take notice that the ramp will close at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, and for contest rules and details, go to www.wiltonbbf.com. The schedule for the weekend festivities is as follows:Schedule of events for Friday, August 39 – 3 p.m. Blueberry Bazaar at First Congregational Church – blueberry cake, coffee, baked foods, crafts, flowers and plants, Thrift Shop open. (hot dogs and finger rolls all day long).9 – 3 p.m. Wilton Methodist Church – cold drinks, coffee and blueberry muffins served. Dunk tank. Free clothing give away.9 – 5 p.m. Crafters & Vendors – Downtown.9 – 5 p.m. Healthy Community Coalition open for info, free blood pressure checks, healthy recipes located at Franklin Savings Bank.10 – 1 p.m. Entertainment: Sammie Angel at Lions Tent.10 – 3 p.m. Lane Barnyard Friends at Kineowatha Park.10 – 4 p.m. Open Forge Day – Wilton Historical Society by Western Maine Blacksmith Association.10 – 4 p.m. Wilton Historical Society open for tours.10 – 5 p.m. Book Sale – Wilton Free Public Library held at Western ME Expo.10 – 5 p.m. Visit the Wilton Free Public Library. Photography Show featuring local artist – Jonathan Norton.11 a.m. Lobster Roll Bag Lunch – St. Lukes Episcopal Church until gone. Call 645-2639 for deliveries.11 – 3 p.m. Book signing by Linda Rota & Kevin Manix at Wilton Free Public Library.11 – 4 p.m. Free Childrens Games and Face Painting – Kineowatha Park: puppet play, snacks and prizes by Calvary Hill Baptist Church 645-2343.12 p.m. First Congregational Church Pie a la Mode.12 – 4 p.m. Wilton Rec Dept. – Dunk tank at Kineowatha Park.12 – 7 p.m. 6th Annual Juried Art Show at Bass-Wilson Building. All ages, $200 in chamber bucks prizes! Best in Show Best Themed piece (Christmas in August), Aspiring Young Artist award (ages 4-14), and 2 honorable mentions.1 – 4 p.m. Boat Tours – partnered by Friends of Wilson Lake (FOWL) – held by the boat launch. Donations accepted. Weather permitting.1 – 4 p.m. Loon Awareness Booth – near the boat launch, partnered by FOWL & Biodiversity Research Institute.1 – 4 p.m. FREE Fire truck rides! Near Key Bank, courtesy of the Wilton Fire Dept. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.2 – 3 p.m. Entertainment: Sandy Waite-Haskell (Arizona Rose) and the Rich Ric Band at Lions Tent.4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Registration for races at Cushing School. (limit 100)4:30 – 6 p.m. Entertainment: Tux Burke at Wilton Congregational Church.5 – 6:30 p.m. Chicken BBQ – First Congregational Church. Eat in or take-out. Call 645-2535 for orders.6 p.m. Family Fun Run One Miler starts at Cushing School.6:30 p.m. 10K & 5K Road Race starts at Town Garage.7 p.m. Flag Folding by Farmington Emblem Club #460 at Academy Hill School Gymnasium.7:15 p.m. Entertainment: Mark Gentle at Academy Hill School Gymnasium. (Free Concert).Schedule of events for Saturday, Aug. 46 – 10 a.m. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast – by the Wilton Lions Club. Held next to Key Bank.7 – 8:30 a.m. Parade Lineup – Western Maine Expo on Weld Rd. finish at Wilson Lake. Parade begins at 9 a.m. No personal cars in line-up area, Please drop off outside and walk in. Parade line up area will be smoke-free.8 a.m. Doll Carriage and Bicycle Lineup – supported by Farmington Emblem Club #460. Line up at Franklin Savings Bank and end at the Monument. FMI call Shannon at 778-4726.9 a.m. Parade begins. FMI call Shannon at 778-4726. $$$ CASH PRIZES $$$ for Americanism, Prettiest, Most Original, Blueberry, Theme: Christmas in August, Antique Cars, Tractor. (Special plaques for all fire trucks participating, donated by the Franklin County Fire Museum).9 a.m. Pies for sale! Tyngtown Club on the First Congregational Church Lawn.9 – 3 p.m. Blueberry Bazaar at First Congregational Church – blueberry cake, coffee, baked foods, crafts, flowers and plants, Thrift Shop open. (hot dogs and finger rolls all day long)9 – 4 p.m. Open Forge Day – Wilton Historical Society by Western Maine Blacksmith Association.9 – 4 p.m. Crafters & vendors – Downtown.9 – 4 p.m. Wilton Fish & Game Assoc. will hold an Open House on Rt. 2 with several events: 9 – 1 Safety and technique in Archery will be offered by a Certified Instructor. Ages 6 & up. 1 – 4 Trap shooting with Charlie. 9 – 4 Gatling Gun and Shooting Gallery will be offered in the Conex box. Lunch provided for minimal fee. FMI Call Phil at 897-4305.9 – 4 p.m. 6th Annual Juried Art Show at Bass-Wilson Building. All ages, $200 in chamber bucks prizes! Best in Show Best Themed piece (Christmas in August), Aspiring Young Artist award (ages 4-14), and 2 honorable mentions.10 – 1 p.m. Visit the Wilton Free Public Library. Photography Show featuring local artist – Jonathan Norton.10 – 3 p.m. Quilt and Rug Show – Wilton Methodist Church. FMI call Lynette at 491-7018.10 – 4 p.m. Wilton Historical Society open for tours.10:30 – 12 p.m. Entertainment: Gambol Creek (Jeff & Donna Wells) downtown by the square.10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Children’s activities on the Wilton Free Public Library Lawn.11 a.m. Cornhole Tournament at Beyond Shoe Repair. Chamber Buck prizes to be awarded.11 – 1 p.m. 99.3 KTJ LIVE Remote in the downtown area!11 – 2 p.m. Visit with Santa Claus at Lions Tent. Cookie decorating sponsored by Farmington Elks Lodge #2430.11 – 3 p.m. Luncheon – Wilton Methodist Church. Variety of rolls, subs, assorted blueberry desserts, coffee and cold drinks. Free clothing giveaway.11 – 4 p.m. Book Sale – Wilton Free Public Library held at Western ME Expo.12 p.m. First Congregational Church Pie a la Mode.12 – 3 p.m. Blueberry Bake-Off & Chili Contest- at Academy Hill School Cafeteria. Entries taken until 1:30.12 – 4 p.m. Wilton Rec Dept. – Dunk tank at Kineowatha Park.12 – 4 p.m. Stanley Museum display at Norms Redemption Center.12:30 p.m. Register for Baby and Toddler Derby Race at Kineowatha Park.12:30 – 2 p.m. Entertainment: Linda Lee and the Tumbledown Band downtown by the square.1 p.m. Baby and Toddler Derby Race at Kineowatha Park.1 p.m. Kendall Burdin Firemans Muster on Main Street.1 – 3 p.m. Book signing by Linda Rota & Kevin Mannix at the Buttons for Babes Booth by the stream.2 – 3 p.m. Entertainment: Moose Creek Cloggers at Academy Hill Cafeteria.3 – 5 p.m. Entertainment: Paul Bright downtown by the square.4 – 5 p.m. 6th Annual Juried Art Show Artist Meet & Greet at Bass-Wilson Building.5 – 5:30 p.m. Church Raffle, Mr. Moose Raffle and parade winners will be announced at the First Congregational Church.5 – 6:30 p.m. Pork supper put on by Calzolaio Pasta Co. to benefit the Western Maine Play Museum.6 – 7 p.m. Entertainment: Main Attraction Water Ski Show Team on Wilson Lake.7 – 8:30 p.m. Entertainment: Darby Rose Sabin at Bass Park.8:45 – 9 p.m. Fireworks display from the boat launch at dusk. *Rain Date Aug. 5*last_img read more

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L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Bust Outs Of 2017

first_imgAs the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the wild ride and whirlwind that was 2017. For this series of Live For Live Music staff picks, we’ll be reliving many of the glorious musical moments from the past year. We’ve already taken a look at a select few of the awesome jams that went down this year, and today, we’re revisiting our staff’s favorite bust outs of 2017. Enjoy!L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Jams Of 2017String Cheese Incident | “Parker’s Blues” | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 7/22/2017During the String Cheese Incident’s three-night Red Rocks run over the summer, the group wowed the audience during their Saturday night show when they busted out “Parker’s Blues” after thirteen years. The tune hadn’t seen airtime since 2004, during the band’s first of two encores (the latter featured Taj Mahal on “She Caught The Katy”) at Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more about the opening night of String Cheese Incident’s Red Rocks run here.[Video: SoaP]Widespread Panic | “Don’t Tell The Band” | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2017During the final night of Widespread Panic’s Halloween run this year on October 29th at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band busted out “Don’t Tell The Band” for the first time since June 25th, 2002, making for a gap of over one thousand shows. It was a particularly poignant moment during the show, as the title track from the band’s 2001 album hadn’t been played since founding member Mikey Houser’s days with the band before his death in August of 2002. You can read more about the last night of Widespread Panic’s Halloween run here.[Video: Steve Kiefer]Umphrey’s McGee | “Pooh Doggie” | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 10/22/2017Umphrey’s McGee capped off their three-night New York run this fall with a more intimate show at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City following two fiery shows at The Capitol Theatre. In honor of Dan Delaney, a hardcore Umphrey’s fan who was celebrating his 400th show, the group played the ultra-rarity “Pooh Doggie”—a song last played on November 10th, 2006 in Dallas, Texas, marking a gap of 1180 shows—to close out the first set. Read more about this stellar bust out during Umphrey’s Brooklyn Bowl show here. The Disco Biscuits | “Solstice” | Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center | Scranton, PA | 7/14/17During The Disco Biscuits’ annual music festival Camp Bisco this year, the group treated attendees to a rendition of “Solstice” to kick off their second set on Friday. Considering how diverse Camp Bisco’s lineup has become over the years and its status as one of the premier EDM festivals of the summer (meaning it draws a considerably younger crowd increasingly), the song was an awesome treat for more longtime fans in the audience, as the song hadn’t been played since May 20th, 2007, making for a gap of 492 shows. You can check a recap of the Disco Biscuits’ first two days at Camp Bisco 2017 here.[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Phish | “Izabella” | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/6/2017On the final night of Phish’s epic thirteen-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, the group surprised fans everywhere when they busted out their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Izabella”—a tune they had last performed on July 31st, 1998, or a 574-show gap—to close out set one of the night. Everyone will agree that the energy on this final night was electric, and when this song started, absolutly everyone went crazy. You can listen to a clip of the song below, or listen to it in its entirety here. Relive the magic of the “Glazed” night thirteen of Baker’s Dozen here.last_img read more

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Harvard Chan School partners with NIH and Apple for Women’s Health Study

first_imgHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Apple, and the National Institutes of Health announced this week a collaboration for the Apple Women’s Health Study, a large-scale longitudinal study led by a team of researchers at the Harvard Chan School that will leverage participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance our understanding of menstrual and gynecological health.By making use of information and study activities from personal devices, the first-of-its-kind study has the potential to become the largest and longest-running longitudinal study of women’s health. The study, focused on menstrual cycles and gynecological conditions, will inform screening and risk assessment of conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, osteoporosis, breast cancer, pregnancy complications, and menopausal transition.“Women make up half of the world’s population, yet even today there has been limited investment in studying their unique health needs,” said Michelle A. Williams, a reproductive epidemiologist and dean of the faculty at Harvard Chan School. “This study, unprecedented in scope, will greatly advance our understanding of the biological and social determinants of women’s health, and lead to better health outcomes.”In recent years, researchers have acknowledged the need to reevaluate the relationship of menstruation to overall health outcomes in women. Treating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign — comparable to blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respiration rate — could lead to the earlier detection of many health conditions, both gynecological and systemic, as well as a better understanding of women’s reproductive health and health needs across the lifespan.“This study represents a tremendous opportunity to bridge disciplinary domains across reproductive endocrinology, clinical epidemiology, and public health data science at Harvard,” said Michael Grusby, acting dean for academic affairs at Harvard Chan School. “Faculty and staff from across the university have come together to give their strongest possible support to the study’s principal investigators.”Williams, Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, will lead the study as a principal investigator, along with Harvard Chan School co-principal investigators Russ Hauser, Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology and chair of the Department of Environmental Health, and Brent Coull, professor of biostatistics and associate chair of the Department of Biostatistics. The other Harvard Chan School researchers are Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of environmental reproductive and women’s health, and Jukka-Pekka Onnela, associate professor of biostatistics and director of the Master’s Program in Health Data Science. Members of the Harvard Chan School and Apple teams will be joined by colleagues from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.The Apple Women’s Health Study will be part of Apple’s Research app available later this year, and is facilitated by a research agreement between Apple and Harvard’s Office of Technology Development.“This study enables Harvard Chan researchers to vastly extend the reach of conventional data collection and analysis,” said Isaac Kohlberg, Harvard’s Chief Technology Development Officer and Senior Associate Provost. “This study is a potent example of how thoughtful collaboration between academia and industry can innovatively advance the practice of research in public health.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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