Tune In For Oteil Burbridge’s Interview With NYT Best-Selling Author Alan Paul Tonight!

first_imgBack in mid-December, Oteil Burbridge, bassist for Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Company, announced that he’d be participating in an intimate live interview hosted by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul. Dubbed “Backstory: An evening of conversation and music with Oteil Burbridge,” the interview is a special event presented by BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine and will see Oteil discussing his new album, Water In The Desert, and sharing stories from the road.Scheduled to go down at New York City’s The Cutting Room today, the interview will be live streamed for free for those who did not secure tickets to the intimate event. You can check out the interview at 6:30 p.m. (EST) on Guitar World’s website.last_img read more

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Quick Hits: ‘Smoky Mountain Jedi’ passes away + fire destroys part of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood

first_imgThe East Tennessee hiking community mourns ‘Smoky Mountain Jedi’ After a brief battle with brain cancer, Mike Maples passed away on March 5 at 66 years old. Maples obituary says he spent, “hours, days, weeks and years” hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Maples was also the author of several books about the history of the park and the people who called the land home. Over the years, Maples shared the trail with hundreds of other hikers, who shared memories and photos of the beloved hiker in a Facebook group dedicated to hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after his death. “Mike Maples was a Smoky Mountain hiking icon and he was loved by so many people,” friend and hiker Joe Guenther told 10News. His family will receive friends from 4-6pm on Saturday, March 9 at the Ball Camp Baptist Church in Knoxville. The funeral will follow. Donations can be made in Maples’ honor to Friends of the Smokies. Fire destroys part of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woodcenter_img In late February, a fire ripped through the UK’s Ashdown Forest, the inspiration behind Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood. The forest was hit by two fires that started within an hour of each other, burning 90 acres of land. February 2019 was Britain’s warmest on record and firefighters say that the unusually warm weather meant that the ground was drier than usual, leading to a greater risk of wildfires. AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, had a country home just north of Ashdown Forest. His son, Christopher Robin Milne, would often explore the forest. The stories in Winnie the Pooh reference specific areas of the forest.last_img read more

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Men’s hockey: Badgers split first Big Ten series against Michigan

first_imgThe Badgers went .500 this weekend in their first conference matchup against the unranked University of Michigan Wolverines.Wisconsin fell behind 2-0 midway through the first period on two Michigan power play scores. The Badgers would respond late in the same period when freshman Trent Frederic found the back of the net to cut the lead to one.Frederic’s goal would ignite the Badgers as they lit up the second period, outscoring the Wolverines 5-1 to build a sizable 6-3 lead.“Everybody was feeding off of each other, everybody was positive on the bench, but definitely that energy I mean when someone scored it felt like everyone had scored,” Wisconsin senior forward Aidan Cavallini said.Men’s hockey: Badgers fail to win in weekend series for first time all yearThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team showed resilience this weekend despite coming away with a tie and a loss Read…The Big Ten foes would both score a single time in the third period to end the first game of the series in a dominating 7-4 performance by the Badgers.Sophomore forwards Luke Kunin and Will Johnson both had no problem finding the back of the net as each of them scored a pair of goals in the offensive feast. Their fellow forward, junior Ryan Wagner, would finish the night with the assist hat trick finding his teammates on three of the seven Badger scores.Saturday’s contest would tell a different story despite a similar beginning for Wisconsin. The Badgers, again, fell behind 2-0 in the opening period but could not muster up the same offensive rebound from the night before.A power play score from senior Grant Besse was the only shot Michigan goaltender Hayden Lavigne let by him the entire night in a sensational 34-save redemption performance from the night before.Wisconsin shut down the Wolverine attack in the last two periods, excluding the two empty net goals at the end of the third. The offensive success from a night before did not carry over as Michigan thwarted any chances the Badgers leaving Ann Arbor with a clean sweep.Men’s hockey: Badgers push onward with split over weekend in ColoradoThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team returned from the West Coast with a win and a loss after they Read…Ryan Wagner finished the weekend on the road with four points moving him up to the fourth spot on the team’s leaderboard. Luke Kunin had a prolific showing as well, scoring twice on Friday and recording an assist on the single Badger goal Saturday night.A road split in conference play — especially on the road — is far from the worst thing for a Wisconsin team who has struggled mightily the last couple years in the Big Ten.Conference play continues after a winter hiatus on Jan. 6, when Michigan State University travels to Madison for the Badgers’ first Big Ten home series of the season.last_img read more

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New Wellington leadership group is looking for public input on a name (see survey below)

first_img Help name the Public Square Communities Initiative here in Wellington. What is your favorite! Growing Wellington Building {326} Wellington United Wellington WORKS The Wellington Crusade I have another suggestion for a name in the comment section below. View Results Submitted to Sumner Newscow — A new leadership group, currently unnamed, is asking Sumner Newscow readers and supporters to help them do just that – give themselves a name!A new group has been formed  as part of the Public Square Communities Initiative that has helped communities all over Kansas re-discover what they are all about so they can move positively into a brighter future.“The group will be sharing more information about what this means for Wellington specifically as we go further in the project,” said Sara Dixon, a member of the new leadership group. “But our main goal is to move toward having a community conversation to determine ways to make our town stronger and ensure its success in the future.”People can log onto www.publicsquarecommunities.com, you can read all about them.“Since this is a community wide project, we are asking for community input on naming our new group or initiative,” Dixon said. “ Our steering committee has narrowed down to five options, and we would like folks to let us know which one they like best… or if they have a better suggestion.  Loading …“We really feel strongly that this process will work, and we absolutely believe we need to do something to bring about positive change in our community to ensure a successful future,” Dixon said. “There is a general feeling of apathy invading our community at an alarming rate.”Dixon said that is why the group would like to bring in an outside facilitator, namely Public Square Communities, to assist us in developing a community revitalization project for all four sectors of our community: Government, Human Services, Business, and Education.“It would be grassroots, utilizing voices from all walks of life, not just those from the top or with the financial resources,” Dixon said. “Having a third party facilitator will give us an outsider’s perspective. It will keep us motivated and positive, and help us to avoid certain challenges.”The Public Square model has been utilized by several rural communities all over Kansas with much success, and we are pumped about using it here in Wellington.Members of the committee include:Tytus CornejoSara DixonShelley HanselKaren MurrayJarod NanceJon RossBrenda StewartJohn TracyPhil WhiteAnd the rest of the Steering Committee.Follow us on Twitter.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 323 weeks ago I like the suggestions. However, I think the group should stay with a name that is unique to them. Since this is a Public Square Community Initiative, how about… The Wellington Square Initiative! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down Samson · 323 weeks ago “Progress” literally means, “to step forward.” How about about a play on “Forward?” For instance: “Wellington Forward”. Forward could be the main heading with Wellington as the subtitle. You could have a play on the tagline like: “Forward: For good. For Us. For the Future… For Wellington!” Try to keep it catchy, simple to remember, and something that will lend itself easily to graphics and marketability! I’m sure there are some better ideas out there, but hopefully this will get the creative juices flowing! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Redress · 323 weeks ago Don’t care for Wellington Crusade that is sounds like/to close to our WHS sports. Like cueball said unique to Id the group. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 323 weeks ago My problem with Wellington Crusade is it ties too loosely with the high school. I think for Wellington to be ever expansive we can’t rely on the notion that the only thing we have here is a high school. The name needs to be more ever reaching. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down unknown · 323 weeks ago Instead of building (326), we could do re-building 326 because we already have the town but we need to rebuild it to make the community stronger. Either way I like the name Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 323 weeks ago Positively Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Sara · 323 weeks ago I think Samson’s idea is perfect. I also agree with the other comments about Wellington Crusade. It needs to be something different than what Wellington is already known for. This is going to be a big deal for our town and it needs to catch people’s attention and not be tied to the high school. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jackie · 323 weeks ago Please don’t use Crusade because it tied directly into the HS way to much. Unless you plan on using the HS students in this a lot and it doesn’t really sound like that. I like Samson’s idea or rebuilding 326 even the logo for rebuilding 326 could go so many ways as well if you are wanting to promote what you are doing as well. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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