moe. played their second-to-last show before the coming hiatus to an appreciative crowd of long time fans and fresh faces last night at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. While bassist Robert Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will take time off for the healing process. Idahoans have been looking forward to moe.’s return to their fair state, and even though the circumstances had a somber edge, they were more than pleased at the stellar performance they witnessed.Last week’s show in New York served as a celebration for the band’s oldest fan base while the Huckleberry Jam gave moe.rons from the further reaches of the nation to come by and wish Derhak well. In the end it was a chance get down with the band for the last time for the immediate future, and thanks to a stocked set list, there was something for everyone.moe. and Aqueous To Join Forces As “moe.queous” At Brooklyn Comes AliveFrom set one opener “Moth” on, the music never stopped. Before they managed to finish “Moth,” the band wandered musically from a spacey solo into the well-received opening strains of “Puebla.” The massive jam from guitarist Al Schnier in the back half of “Puebla” calmed slightly before picking up pace and morphing into a ripping take on the Chuck Garvey led “Annihilation Blues.”Check out some video posted by moe. of their run closing first set below:moe. only paused a moment at best before the psychedelic strains of “Silver Sun” wafted from Schnier’s guitar. Drummer Vinnie Amico displayed his usual depth and control–as no matter the pace needed, the timing was ever-perfect. The last note of “Silver Sun” morphed perfectly into a set closing pair of songs from Garvey, “Four>Akimbo,” a spirited, extended instrumental, improvised intro.Observant fans had noted the lack of Derhak-led pieces in the first set, which though disappointing is perfectly understandable in light of the medical issues he faces. Luckily for all in attendance, his playing hasn’t been affected at all and his vive was up to backing vocal duties and even a couple of leads.Second set opener “Recreational Chemistry” showcased the band at their most expressive. Derhak strummed, plucked and slapped his bass with a frenzied passion that has made him a force to be reckoned with over the last few decades. Percussionist Jim Loughlin delighted as always with his bag of tricks, including his ever sharpening mallet skills as they progressed into the nearly instrumental “Meat.”As the crowd joyfully digested the massive “Meat” they were given, moe. gracefully returned to the final strains of the show opener “Moth” to close the set. Again, with the hiatus looming, it was nice of them to provide a sense of musical closure to their adoring fans who will be counting the days until their beloved band returns to the stage.Here are some second set highlights from the band’s Facebook:One of the greatest messages in any of moe.’s songs comes in the Garvey-sung “Wind It Up,” and it served as the perfect first of the two song encore that closed the show. “As the crowd passionately joined in the sing-around-chorus “Be on my side, I’m on your side,” the message was abundantly clear. They were there to represent a nation of fans who want nothing more than the speedy return to full health from the man who has stood at the center of the stage for as long as moe. has made their magic.Taking the mic for moe.’s last song of the night, Rob Derhak used the moments before to thank the audience and quietly promise to be back “…sometime soon.” Guitarist Al Schnier thanked the festival for allowing them an extra half hour of stage time to thank the fans who traveled from all points to come and see their band off in style.As the last note rang out, Derhak again thanked the crowd and told them he loved them. Though he surely knows after these last weeks of massive outpourings of well wishes that his love is returned, magnified a thousand times over. Cancer is a scourge on all walks of life, and most of us have had someone we know and love affected by the disease’s many forms.I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Mr. Derhak over the years and I know him to be a man of layers. Under a sometimes thick skin is a heart of gold, but under that is someone who enjoys a good fight, a hard knock, and the satisfaction of rising up after taking a blow. That spirit should serve Derhak well in this fight, and on behalf of Live For Live Music, and the nation of moe.rons of who I am proudly a member, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.Get well sir…we will be waiting when you are ready to rock once again!.moe has one final performance at LOCKN’ with Phil Lesh before taking their hiatus.Listen to last night’s full show below, courtesy of mark r. smith:moe. | The Huckleberry Jam | 07-28-2017 | Donnelly, IDSet I: Moth>Puebla>Annihilation Blues, Silver Sun, Four> AkimboSet II: Recreational Chemistry>Meat>MothEncore: Wind It UpEncore II:Captain America[Cover photo by Paul Citone from previous show]
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 19, 2016 Education, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In an effort to bring fresh ideas and attract the best and brightest minds to public service, Governor Wolf today announced the creation of the William Penn Fellowship for advanced degree graduates.“The William Penn Fellowship is a first of its kind program for state government in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Our goal is to invigorate the commonwealth with new ideas and create new opportunities to become involved in public service.”During the two-year fellowship, participants will become oriented to state government operations in the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) before being assigned to a specific agency. Fellows will work on projects related to the Governor’s priorities of Jobs that Pay, Schools that Teach and Government that Works. At the conclusion of their fellowships, they will present the results of their work to the Governor and other senior officials.“The William Penn Fellows will work alongside leaders in state government to address the challenges facing Pennsylvania today,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich, whose office houses both GO-TIME and the Fellowship program. “In the process, they will have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned through the pursuit of their advanced degrees and gain valuable experience that they can carry with them into the future.”The William Penn Fellowship is open to individuals with master’s-level and above degrees earned from December 2013 to August 2017. The application period opens in August. Selected candidates will be invited to Harrisburg in November for in-person interviews and final selections will be announced the following month. Fellowships will begin in summer 2017.For more information about the William Penn Fellowship, visit www.pennfellowship.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces Public Service Fellowship Program for Advanced Degree Graduates
Tags: skaneatelesswimmingWest Genesee Ultimately, it was Buchholz earning the clinching team points when she tore to first place in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.77, quickly followed by Winkelman’s first-place time of 1:14.65 in the 100 breaststroke as Comer (1:17.63) was third. King, Springer, Comer and Buchholz swam the 400 freestyle relay in 4:01.17.WG, for its part, had Allison Putnam win the 500 freestyle in 5:47.16 to Winkelman’s 5:58.39, followed by Murdock, Ivery, Adriana Gill and Victoria Senus winning the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.76 to the Lakers’ 1:54.74 from Cottrill, Winkelman, Comer and Musso.Putnam was second in the 200 freestyle in 2:10.36, with Maggie Smith second in the 200 IM in 2:37.51 and also second (1:13.79) in the 100 backstroke. Devon Burnside was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.97.Murdock was third in the 100 freestyle and Taylor McFadden third in the 100 butterfly, with Kelsie Bottari third in diving.Skaneateles takes part in the OHSL championships this week at Mexico, while WG ventured to Nottingham for last Saturday’s Salt City Athletic Conference championships before it meets Fayetteville-Manlius Thursday at Cazenovia College.At its league meet, WG rose to fifth in the 200 freestyle relay as Senus, Gill, Smith and Ivery posted a time of 1:48.67. the wildcats was also ninth in the 200 medley relay in 2:07.25Murdock, in 26.74 seconds, beat out Ivery (26.90) and Senus (27.36) for seventh place in the 50 freestyle. McFadden was eighth in the 500 freestyle in 6:07.92 and got to ninth place in the 200 freestyle in 2:13.21.Devon Burnside had a strong showing in the 100 breaststroke, getting to sixth place in 1:17.42, while Allison Putnam was seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.79.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story While having an 8-3 overall record was nice, nothing the Skaneateles girls swim team has done this fall could compare with knocking off its large-school neighbors to the east.That’s what the Lakers accomplished Tuesday night at the Community Center YMCA, defeating West Genesee 99-85, only the second time in varsity program history that Skaneateles had bettered the Wildcats head-to-head.Each of the first four races went in the Lakers’ favor, starting with the 200-yard medley relay, where Lily Buchholz, Lili Winkelman, Grace King and Elizabeth Springer went 2:00.16 to beat WG’s second-place 2:03.86. Right after, Buchholz beat the field in the 200 freestyle, prevailing in 2:03.52, with King promptly taking the 200 individual medley in 2:30.76 and Springer, in 25.93 seconds, topping WG’s Hannah Murdock (26.23) and Anna Ivery (26.43) in the 50 freestyle.A close diving competition saw Julia Turton put the Wildcats in the win column with 167.80 points to the 163.05 from Skaneateles’ Lexis Cottrill, but the Lakers promptly started winning again.King, in 1:06.24, took the 100 butterfly over Amelia Musso (1:09.59), with Springer completing a sprint sweep by going 56.91 seconds as part of a 1-2 finish with Caitlin Comer, who went 59.13 seconds.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoAfter another disappointing series against Alaska Anchorage this past weekend, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-4-2, 3-2-1 WCHA) finally has some good news. Barring any setbacks, forward Ross Carlson is expected to rejoin the UW lineup when the Badgers take the ice against Denver at the Kohl Center this weekend.The sputtering Badger offense has been held in check since losing Carlson and Jack Skille in their home opening series against North Dakota.”There’s a good chance Ross will be back in and I think the timing is right for Ross to come in, and what he brings as an athlete is something that we could use right now. It’s like getting a B12 shot,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said in a press conference Monday.Last season, Carlson was sixth on the team with 23 points — and is the Badgers’ active leader with 72 career points — but it is his gritty style of play and veteran leadership that the Badgers have missed most. According Eaves, a healthy dose of Carlson and Skille is just what the doctor ordered.”Ross is one of our seniors, and obviously he has an offensive flair, but you miss that senior leadership on the ice and in the locker room,” Eaves said. “You’re talking about [just] two guys, but the chemistry they provide helps make the soup taste good, if you want to make the analogy, so were happy to have him back in.”Skille, who suffered an elbow injury against North Dakota, is progressing on schedule and Eaves didn’t rule out the possibility of the Madison native making a triumphant return as early as this weekend.”[Skille’s] on the ice with us skating, puck handling, passing, and I think the next step is can he shoot the puck, because that will put torque on his injury. When he passes that test, we will be closer to having him back,” Eaves said. “This weekend is doubtful, but hopefully next weekend we will be looking at probable.”Two of a kindDespite Wisconsin’s offensive inadequacies the last few weeks, the Badger blue-liners have been quite effective, keeping shots and quality scoring chances to a minimum, while surrendering just 2.1 goals per game.”(Davis) Drewiske and (Matt) Olinger have played well as a pair … they have really stabilized that defense,” Eaves said.According to Eaves, the consistency of an unlikely duo has been instrumental in the defensive effort.”Not only have they played to their strengths,” Eaves said, “but actually they have stepped outside and picked up their games a little bit, so when you ask [who is the most consistent] that is what comes to mind.”Revenge factorAfter the Badgers’ 2-1 loss to Alaska Anchorage, Eaves questioned his team’s effort and their ability to play to their own identity. Wisconsin’s inconsistent play has frustrated the coaching staff and they will continue to address the issue.”I came across a good quote that said, ‘infinite patience produces immediate results’ which is a very paradoxical statement,” Eaves said. “But in the world of sport, you have got to have a certain mentality of how you have to play and play to a certain identity if you want to be a championship team.”When the Badgers lost goaltender Brian Elliott to an injury last season, Eaves was forced to give backup goaltender Shane Connelly the first starts of his career against Denver — the defending national champions at the time. The freshman’s inexperience was confirmed — Eaves related the magnitude of Connelly’s situation to being dumped “not into the deep end, but in the Pacific Ocean” — as the Badgers were swept at home, being outscored 5-2 in the two-game set.Despite the circumstances of last year’s matchup, Eaves expects the Pioneers to bring the same intensity and ability that has defined their team for the last few seasons.”It was a long time ago and [last year] doesn’t matter, it’s a new year, it’s Denver,” Eaves said. “They are always a quality opponent, they’ll bring their A-game. They like playing in this building like most teams, so it will be another great challenge for us.”