The Miss New Jersey Pageant will open with a parade on Wednesday, continue with preliminary competition Thursday and Friday, and conclude Saturday with finals and the crowing of the new Miss New Jersey.The Miss New Jersey Pageant arrives in Ocean City on Wednesday, June 10.Events begin with the Miss New Jersey Parade, which starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday and proceeds from Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Cierra Kaler-Jones, reigning Miss New Jersey, will lead the parade.Two former Miss Ocean City winners will compete for the title: Devon Vanderslice and Dana Piccoli. Theme for this year’s Parade is “Pages through the Ages.” All 28 contestants will “show their shoes” and be dressed to complement the theme.Pageant emcee will be Dena Blizzard, who also emcees at the Miss America Pageant, is a frequent guest at New Jersey 101.5 radio and a rising star as a professional comedian. Blizzard is currently touring with her hilarious show, “One Funny Mother,” which has become a huge hit in theaters throughout the East Coast. She sits on stage, folds laundry and describes her “adventures in motherhood.” A former Miss New Jersey, Blizzard adds fun and laughter to the pageant.Miss New Jersey preliminaries will be held June 11 and 12 with the finals and crowning set for Sat., June 13. For tickets, visit www.missnewjersey.net and click on “tickets.”The winner will represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City.— News release from Ocean City Public Relations Director Mark Soifer
Flatbread company Strong Bread is hoping to supply its first Big-Four supermarket, as it quadruples the size of its bakery.The bakery will potentially be supplying Asda with its products later this year, following successful talks with the company at trade show IFE. The bread would be stocked as a fresh food product in the ethnic food aisle, as well as the main bread offering. This comes as the brand looks to build on its retail business, while also growing its foodservice arm.Any retail expansion will be supported by the firm’s new bakery, which is four times bigger than its previous site at around 15,000sq ft. The new bakery is based in Rayleigh, Essex, from where the brand operates.The firm also invested in a rebrand, including a new website and look for the products.Glyn Strong, founder of the company, said: “With people moving away from regular sandwich bread, they are looking for alternatives. We are using the factory to increase our capacity, and there is also a lot of interest from international buyers.”The company has a foodservice business which supplies breads to Harris + Hoole and Centre Parcs outlets.Strong continued: “We rebranded the product and company to help make the next move. Our biggest challenge is showing customers how to use the bread.“The UK is a great market to be in, as there are booming café businesses, and we are looking to get our bread into more sandwich companies. A lot of sandwich manufacturers are taking a real interest in bringing bread through and offering it to their customers, and need an alternative to the panini. They’re looking for new ideas and our flatbread is something they are very interested in.”The company’s retail range includes a Mediterranean and Indian deli flatbread. The foodservice arm also bakes bagels and sharing breads, as well as different baps and flavoured butters.The products are distributed by Allied Bakeries, to whom they are a third-party supplier.
Belvoed rocker Gregg Allman unfortunately had to cancel a number of tour dates earlier this year, as the Allman Brother came down with a serious case of pneumonia. Fortunately he’s back in action, performing as recently as last weekend with his full band at the Laid Back Festival in Atlanta, GA.Now, Allman has announced a major winter 2017 tour schedule, starting with two nights in Savannah, GA to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Allman will continue through January of 2017, touring extensively through the Southeast throughout the month.Allman also has a major 10 night run scheduled at City Winery in New York, NY, runnning from November 6th through the 18th. You can see the full tour dates below, and head here for details!NOVEMBER6 – New York, NY – City Winery7 – New York, NY – City Winery9 – New York, NY – City Winery10 – New York, NY – City Winery11 – New York, NY – City Winery13 – New York, NY – City Winery14 – New York, NY – City Winery16 – New York, NY – City Winery17 – New York, NY – City Winery18 – New York, NY – City WineryDECEMBER30 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre For The Arts31 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre For The ArtsJANUARY3 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre4 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre6 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Casino7 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Lake Charles10 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City11 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City13 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino14 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre17 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House18 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House20 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House21 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House
Just last week we told you about the exciting partnership between Live For Live Music and the long-running Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast, bringing you a fresh take on the music scene by combining behind-the-scenes and fan perspectives to segments and interviews of your favorite artists. The newest episode of the podcast features Umphrey’s McGee guitarist and vocalist Brendan Bayliss, featured in today’s release as the first of a two-part series.This episode features a discussion with Bayliss about how his life led him to South Bend, IN and then to Notre Dame University, all the while focusing on the formative days of Umphrey’s McGee. Rob and Seth talk to Brendan about deciding to invite Jake Cinninger into the band’s lineup, the beauty of the band’s gradual growth, and his hilariously disappointing encounter with Steve Miller.You can stream the new podcast episode in the player below!All music from the podcast is taken from Umphrey’s run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. For more Inside Out With Seth and Turner episodes, head to their SoundCloud or their page on iTunes.
The String Cheese Incident loves to mix things up in their SCI Sound Lab, frequently recording tracks using different styles, different, approaches, and different collaborating artists. Today, the String Cheese Incident has shared the latest creation to come out of their ongoing Sound Lab experimentation. The new track, titled “Get To You”, is an upbeat, funky jaunt sung with charismatic presence by The Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky.The band shared the tune on their Facebook via a live studio video of the recording session. The post noted that there is “so much more to come” in the new music department, and warned fans to “stay tuned.” You can watch Lyle Divinsky lead The String Cheese Incident on vocals on the new single “Get To You” below:The String Cheese Incident ft. Lyle Divinsky[Video: The String Cheese Incident]The String Cheese Incident recently added a new Colorado run to their schedule, rounding out a seven-show stint in their home state set to take place this July. The band will now hit the newly re-done Dillon Amphitheater on the shores of Lake Dillon on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th. The Dillon run fits snugly in between the band’s two-night stint at the RIDE Festival in Telluride on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th and their three-night return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre the following weekend, from July 20th to July 22nd.Aside from The String Cheese Incident’s seven nights in Colorado over the course of a week and change, the only summer engagements on the band’s calendar are the two weekends of their Electric Forest Festival in late June and early July, a two-night headlining appearance at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA (where Divinsky and The Motet will also perform) on July 5th and 6th, and a pair of shows in Eugene, OR on July 7th and July 8th.For more information about the String Cheese Incident’s upcoming performances and recording projects at the SCI Sound Lab and beyond, head to the band’s website.
Rock duo The Black Keys have announced the forthcoming release of their first studio album since 2014’s Turn Blue. Let’s Rock, the band’s ninth studio effort, is set to arrive on June 28th via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records.Related: The Black Keys Pull Out Of Woodstock 50 LineupThe announcement on Thursday follows the release of “Lo/Hi”, the album’s lead single shared early last month by primary members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The twelve-track album was written and self-produced by both Auerbach and Carney, and recorded live at the former’s Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. The album will also feature vocal contributions from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson.“When we’re together we are the Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16,” Auerbach said in a statement of their latest project.Carney also added in, commenting, “The record is like a homage to electric guitar. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”The band also shared a new single to go with Thursday’s announcement. The lively new bluesy-rock tune “Early Birds” features plenty of riff-driven grit coming out of Auerbach’s guitar, as he plays along while also singing. Both Wilcoxson and Hans appear on the recording as backing vocalists, adding some warm contrast to Auerbach’s doubled vocal tracks. Fans can groove along to “Eagle Birds” below:The Black Keys – “Eagle Birds”[Video: The Black Keys]The summer release of Let’s Rock will be the second album shared by Carney in 2019. Last Friday, the drummer and producer released the debut album for one of his new bands, Sad Planets, in the form of a 10-track LP titled, Akron, Ohio. Fans can catch The Black Keys on tour later this year when the band hits the road with Modest Mouse, Shannon And The Clams, and more beginning on September 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket info for their upcoming shows. Fans can also click here to pre-order Let’s Rock.Let’s Rock Tracklisting1. “Shine a Little Light”2. “Eagle Birds”3. “Lo/Hi”4. “Walk Across the Water”5. “Tell Me Lies”6. “Every Little Thing”7. “Get Yourself Together”8. “Sit Around and Miss You”9. “Go”10. “Breaking Down”11. “Under the Gun”12. “Fire Walk With Me”View Album Tracklisting
Saint Mary’s will begin in-person classes Aug. 10, eliminating fall break and completing the semester before Thanksgiving, Interim President Nancy Nekvasil and President-Elect Katie Conboy announced in an email to students Friday.“We are deeply committed to ensuring the well-being of our campus community, and we will require that additional protective measures be put into place on campus to enhance the safety of all campus constituencies, and especially vulnerable populations,” the email said.Friday’s decision follows plans announced by Notre Dame and Holy Cross for an early start and conclusion of the fall semester. According to the email, aligning the academic calendar is necessary as many students take classes within the tri-campus community.“We look forward to working as a tri-college community to address these challenges,” the email said. “For the next five weeks we will continue to finalize details of our plan — re-imagining what daily life will be like for faculty, staff and students.”Nekvasil and Conboy reminded students this plan is subject to change and is contingent upon the state of the pandemic and access to testing and diagnostics come August.Tags: 2020 fall semester, COVID-19, Interim President Nancy Nekvasil, president elect katie conboy
Board to make appointment in April The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its April 8 meeting: Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1. This committee coordinates the work of the bench, bar, law schools, and bar examiners. Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, extension 5757, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Friday, March 11. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. March 1, 2005 Regular News Board to make appointment in April
184SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said Friday at the Southeast Credit Union Conference and Expo that he is concerned about the future of credit unions.To illustrate his concern, Nussle displayed a graphic on the big screens that told the story.In 1992, about 41% of all the assets were managed by the top 100 financial institutions. That number grew to 75% in 2016. In that same year, about 53% of total assets were managed by community banks. That number has declined to 17% in 2016. For credit unions, market share was 5.6% in 1992, and while it has ebbed up and down over the last 25 years, credit union market share edged up to 6.8% by the end of last year.“The good news is that (we have) about 110 million members with $1 trillion in assets, but we’re not moving and we’re not growing,” Nussle said. “But the point I look at when I see this chart is what’s happening with the rest of the market and why is it happening. You see the smaller, community banks? I would argue the biggest story of this chart is that they are getting their lunch eaten…handed to them. Their options are running out. They had more than half of the market at one point in time and now are ready to go out of business.” continue reading »
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter After Texas Shooting, Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures National Issues, Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – “It has been more than three months since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, yet state lawmakers have failed to pass any gun safety measures to my desk. Now, after another massacre has taken the lives of innocent kids, we must act.“In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to enact targeted measures to improve school safety. Our School Safety Task Force is nearing completion of its regional meetings and there is broad agreement on strengthening Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools initiative and providing better tools for law enforcement, schools, students, and parents to prevent violence. But this is no substitute from real action to protect all our constituents from dangerous individuals having access to firearms. We are failing them if we cannot protect them.“Senate Bill 501, which would keep guns from domestic abusers, has not been called for a vote in the House despite passing the Senate exactly two months ago today. Over and over again, we see a nexus between domestic abuse and access to firearms being a recipe for mass violence. This bill has broad support from victim, law enforcement, and gun safety advocates. Yet, despite public and private requests by my administration, this bill continues to be held up. House Republican leaders need to free this bill from committee and bring it to the House floor this week.“Over and over again, deadly mass shootings are committed with high-powered long guns. Yet, in Pennsylvania, these guns, including weapons of war like an AR-15, can be purchased in a private sale without requiring a background check by the Pennsylvania State Police. I continue to urge the House and Senate to close this loophole to reduce the likelihood of a known dangerous individual from getting access to these potentially deadly weapons.“I urge the House and Senate to expedite action on these bipartisan, commonsense proposals.” May 21, 2018