Phish‘s annual end-of-summer trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in one of the highlights of the Colorado summer. Each year, thousands of fans flock to Colorado’s front range for Memorial Day Weekend, taking over the Broomfield, Colorado soccer stadium for the three shows—this year, Phish’s tour-closing summer run spans from August 31st to September 2nd. With Dick’s Sporting Good Park located in Broomfield, fans in Denver often opt to take party buses to the show. One fan-favorite bus service is J2G Live, which offers prompt buses to and from the Phish shows (tickets available here) in addition to a number of special benefits for riders.J2G Live will run their Destination Dick’s Phish party buses for the seventh year in a row, treating fans to an all-inclusive experience. Particularly great for out-of-towners, J2G Live’s round-trip coach buses pick up and drop off at the beloved venue, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, a staple of the Denver music scene that regularly hosts Red Rocks and Phish Dick’s afterparties. Music fans can head over to Cervantes’ at 3 p.m., where they’ll enjoy free food before the ride. Each ticket also includes special discounts for bus riders at the nearby dispensary, Denver Kush Club, such as buy-one-get-one deals, penny joints with purchase, and more.J2G Live’s buses leave exactly at 5 pm, giving fans plenty of time on the lot before the show to enjoy free beer and water from Boulder Beer Company. Beer and water will also be available for riders following Phish’s performance until 30 minutes after the show is over when the buses return to Cervantes. In addition, if Cervantes’ is hosting any late-night shows, riders receive discounted or even free entry to the late-night party, depending on the show. One confirmed show that riders will have discounted access to is Cycles, an up-and-coming jam band out Colorado who will perform an after-show on Friday, August 31st. J2G Live also offers a VIP package for riders, which includes an upgraded ride on a limo bus with an open bar.As J2G Live co-founder, Gary Mellini, shared about the upcoming Phish Dick’s run,Dick’s is the best weekend of the year. I’ve been a Phish fan for over 20 years now, and I know how big a pain it can be getting to and from the shows, especially if you are traveling out of town or have a big crew of people. Our philosophy has always been to offer the kind of service we’d expect if we were going to a show, so we make it as easy as possible for our riders. Basically, buy your ticket, show up on time, and we will handle the rest. To be able to help make so many fans’ experiences a little easier means a lot and to do it while seeing our favorite band together always makes for an amazing weekend. We are lucky we get to do it in our backyard every year.This year, J2G Live is also offering fans a chance to win a three-day pass to Phish’s Dick’s run. Winners will also receive two three-day general admission bus passes to get to and from the show. To enter, head to J2G Live’s Facebook contest here. In order to enter, guess the opener to the next show in the comments and tag two of your friends. Every night that Phish plays a show between now and the last night of the band’s highly anticipated Curveball festival is a chance to enter, with participants permitted to enter once per show. The company will select and notify its winner of the free three-day Phish Dick’s pass and bus rides the week after Curveball.Both single-day and three-day passes for general admission and VIP bus rides are currently available. To purchase yours, head here. For more information about J2G Live’s party bus packages or for their contest to win a 3-day pass to Phish Dick’s, head to J2G Live’s website or email [email protected]
Erica Chaney and Shamona Willis, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in that county.Chaney is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) program assistant and Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator. “I’ve always liked working with people and meeting new people,” she said. “When the job with UGA Extension became available, I saw it as a good opportunity to go back to my community and give back.”Chaney will be teaching Food Talk nutrition lessons in the community through EFNEP, a federally funded program that is free to low-income Georgians.“There are eight Food Talk sessions and after completing them all, participants receive a certificate and a recipe book,” she said. “I’ll be teaching how to prepare budget-friendly, quick, healthy and affordable meals.”Chaney is searching for partners to work with to reach as many people in the county as possible.“I can go out anywhere in the community as long as I have a table and a skillet,” she said. “I’m from Talbotton (in Talbot County), so I know a lot of people, but there are also a lot of new people. I really think this program will be good for the community.”So far, Chaney has met with the local senior center, the Talbot County Housing Authority and Family Connections to discuss offering EFNEP to their clients. She would also like to teach EFNEP sessions to Head Start staff, to parents and in churches.“Talbot County is really spread out, so I really want to go to each town — Woodland, Box Springs, Junction City and Geneva. I want everyone to have an opportunity to attend the EFNEP classes.”Chaney has a heart for her hometown and county, and she is emotional when she talks about the tornadoes that ripped through the county this year.“This is my home and when I came back to visit and help, I didn’t recognize my home. It was devastating,” she said. “But we are rebuilding, and everyone is okay. That’s all that matters.”A 1990 graduate of Central High School, Chaney attended Tuskegee University and Flint River Technical College. She later earned her Certified Nursing Assistant license and worked in the medical field and with the Talbot County Board of Education in the Head Start program, the Early Reading First program and as a substitute teacher.Willis, the new 4-H Educator served at the Talbot County Library for 18 years, beginning as a circulation clerk and serving as branch manager for the past 10 years. She also ran the bookmobile for two years, which allowed her to get to know a lot of residents.“Through the library, I worked with the last 4-H agent and that drew my interest to the position,” Willis said. “I enjoy doing crafts and working with children. So far, this position has opened me up to a lot of different areas; I’m learning right along with the kids.”Willis meets with the elementary, middle, and high school students on the third Monday and Tuesday of each month. Georgia 4-H curriculum is designed to educate children is specific areas, but the 4-H agent is able to personalize the lessons.“Right now, I’m teaching agriculture and science-based lessons and then we will move into healthy living,” she said. “With my ninth graders, we are learning about money. I tweak the programs so that I can deliver them in a fun, interactive way.”A 1997 graduate of Central High School, Willis graduated from North Central University with a master’s degree in business administration-management in 2017. Willis grew up participating in Talbot County 4-H and her daughter, Kimeyata Willis, also participated as a Talbot County 4-H’er. She remembers going to camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and sending her daughter there.“Now, I will be the one reassuring the parents that I will bring the children back the same way I got them,” she laughed.Willis looks forward to bringing new 4-H programs to the county, like poultry judging and BB sports.“There are a lot of different things that other communities do that we have been missing out on,” she said.For more information about Talbot County Extension, visit the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 401 Washington Avenue, Talbotton, Georgia.
CASTINE — Christopher Keiley scored six goals and provided four assists as the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners crushed Green Mountain College 20-2 in their lacrosse season opener on Saturday at Ritchie Field. Ryan Williams of the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners checks a Green Mountain College defender during MMA’s lopsided 20-2 season-opening lacrosse win on Saturday at Castine.—MIKE OLESThe Mariners jumped out to an 8-0 first-period lead over the visiting Eagles and led 13-2 at halftime. MMA freshman Andrew Di-Salvo had a strong debut with 10 points, including seven assists. Senior Garret Lake and sophomore Todd Murphy each contributed three goals, and sophomore Wade Mondoux had a goal and three assists. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFreshman goalkeeper Daniel Redmond made eight saves in notching his first collegiate win. For Green Mountain, Chris Wetzel and Thomas Wheeler each scored and goalkeeper Steve Braunius had a busy afternoon with 14 saves on 50 MMA shots. The Mariners were slated to continue their North Atlantic Conference play yesterday (Wednesday), hosting Thomas College, and they will host St. Joseph College on Saturday at 1 p.m. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts admin Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014
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