Michael Franti & Spearhead Announce ‘Soulrocker’ Summer Tour Schedule

first_imgBeloved reggae rockers Michael Franti & Spearhead will hit the road this summer for a sensational Soulrocker tour, spanning through the months of June and August. The group will kick things off on June 2nd at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, traveling across the country, only to wrap up on August 25th at Avila Beach Resort in San Luis Obispo, CA.In a statement, Michael Franti said, “This summer’s tour will be an opportunity for us all to come together, to celebrate life, each other and what it truly feels like to be alive.”Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, and can be found via Franti’s website. The full tour schedule can be seen below:[Photo via Paul Citone]last_img read more

Mission Beach artist cottage, once owned by WWII veteran, for sale

first_imgInside the open plan home.“The hut has hosted many a party and Dad had his sunset red wine on the deck overlooking Dunk for almost 40 years. “Over the years cyclones have hit the Mission Beach area and the hut has always withstood the onslaught.”While the house has hosted many friends and family over the decades, one family comes back without fail year after year.“After Cyclone Winifred locals were encouraged to establish cassowary feeding stations,” Guy said. “Dad did this in front of the hut and a male cassowary started visiting. After the feeding stations were closed, the young male brought his first clutch of chicks to visit. “This became a daily visit, with little active feeding but with the cassowaries taking a liking to the bananas and other tropics fruit Dad had growing in his thriving tropical garden. “Over the years cassowary dad has passed on the visit to one of his sons who now brings his chicks for an almost daily visit. 9 Mitchell St, South Mission BeachBUYERS have just over a month to put in an offer on this quaint cottage by the beach.Built by Eric Chester, a World War Two veteran-turned-artist, in the 1970s, the home is full of charm, bare wood and views of the Coral Sea.The garden also regularly attract cassowary dads and their chicks for a feed.Unfortunately, Mr Chester has moved into a nursing home and his son Guy has taken charge of selling the property. Views from the deck.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Dad was introduced to Geoff Grainger, a local builder who understood his vision for a simple hut on the headland overlooking Dunk and the Family Islands. Using local timbers from the Tully Sawmill, Geoff, with Dad as his labourer, built a sturdy simple hut,” recalled Guy.“A potters wheel and kiln were soon established under the veranda and the potting began again. Pots sold as soon as they were made, through the well known Bingil Bay Gallery and through Bruce Arthurs Gallery on Dunk Island. Dad regularly took his little dinghy out to Bedarra to share red wine and stories with Noel Wood. The fireplace at 9 Mitchell St, South Mission BeachAfter living in Sydney and mastering the craft of pottery, Mr Chester took his family for a holiday to Bedarra Island in the 1960s met painter Noel Wood. A decade later, Mr Chester returned to Far North Queensland intending to visit Mr Wood but instead stumbled across the perfect land for a potter’s studio. The bedroom and living area.“No-one knows whether this is second or third generation of cassowary dad, but only days before Dad moved to his nursing home, the cassowary father and his chicks came for a visit, a farewell for Dad from his mates as he left his beloved hut.”Tropical Property Mission Beach Tania Steele is marketing the home and has called for offers by July 15.“It has one of the most stunning views I’ve seen off South Mission Beach,” Ms Steele said.“A-frame in design and timber throughout, the home is open plan with the living area sharing the bedroom and a separate bathroom sharing the laundry.”last_img read more

Ripley County 4-H Cat Show results

first_imgCostume Class Champion- Kennedy RasnickCostume Class Reserve Champion- Zachariah Riehle Osgood, IN —Cat Show Results: Long Haired Neutered Champion- Blake MillerShort Hair Neutered Champion- Sophie RiehleShort Hair Neutered Reserve Champion- Zachariah Riehle Junior Showmanship- Libbie StrattonIntermediate Showmanship- Blake MillerSenior Showmanship- Zachariah Riehle Grand Champion Cat- Blake MillerReserve Grand Champion Cat- Sophie Riehlelast_img