first_imgEvent Set to Help Homeless in Vanderburgh County“Homeless Connect” is coming to Vanderburgh County. The event is free and gives the local homeless population employment and educational support, veterans services, health screenings, and housing assistance. The one-day event will be Thursday,…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

first_img TAGS4-H FairAnnual Spring FundraiserElkhartElkhart CountyfundraiserIndianaonline auction Elkhart County 4-H Fair Spring Fundraiser begins this week By Brooklyne Beatty – March 8, 2021 0 300 Pinterest Google+ Twitter (Photo Supplied/Elkhart County 4-H Fair) It’s getting warmer outside, which means the Elkhart County 4-H Fair is right around the corner.This year, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Annual Spring Fundraiser will replace the Adult Prom and Grand Champion Gala, and will be completely virtual with online bidding and live streams.To date, $700,000 has been raised for the Fair and 4-H youth in Elkhart County.The Online Auction opens this Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m., and the Premium Online Auction opens Wednesday, March 17 at 10 a.m.Both auctions will close on Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m.To view auction items, click here.Auction items may also be viewed in-person beginning Wednesday, March 10 through Friday, March 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Elkhart County Community Center at the Fairgrounds. Facebook IndianaLocalNewscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDaytime highs climb into the 60’s this weekNext articleCassopolis man rescued after falling through ice Sunday afternoon Brooklyne Beatty Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgIn April, Grammy-winning progressive bluegrass outfit The Infamous Stringdusters released their latest studio album, Rise Sun, via Time Tape Records. Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett, and Travis Book reunited with producer Billy Hume (who oversaw 2017’s Laws of Gravity) to record Rise Sun‘s 13 songs. The band has now shared a new official music video for the albums title track, “Rise Sun“.The video was directed by Laura Goldhamer, with cinematography from Michelle Christiance, and produced by Spiral Bound Studios. “Rise Sun” opens up with an infectious hand-clapping rhythm before the quintet charges into the song with their hard-hitting vocals. The Stringdusters’ new video encompasses a variety of short clips from across Colorado, including snow-capped mountains, rivers, train tracks, the plains, herds of animals, and more. The production team also used stop-motion animation throughout the video, bringing a new light to the band’s anthemic new tune.As director Laura Goldhamer explained,If this motion-picture music video had a storybook moral, it would encourage us to carry forward hope, beyond cerebral logic, even without knowing where the heck we will end up. As humanity contemplates questions of its own fate on this planet as a species (deeply mired in destructive modern industry), amidst it all, we call for hope in a new day. This song begs a huge but hopeful question: Can we live together without pain?Watch The Infamous Stringdusters’s new “Rise Sun” music video below:The Infamous Stringdusters – “Rise Sun”[Video: The Infamous Stringdusters]Next up for the band is a performance at Chesterfield, MO’s River City Bluegrass Festival on Friday, May 17th. For ticketing and a full list of The Infamous Stringdusters’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

first_img“What if we face up to the fact that, unlike the U.S. government, Mother Nature doesn’t do bailouts?” Sallie McFague asked an audience at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).In last month’s session, McFague was quoting New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, while offering her own analysis of the current dual crises rocking the globe, one financial and the other environmental. Both, said the theologian in residence at the Vancouver School of Theology, are the product of greed.“The same insatiable desire for more, more money, more energy … underlies both of these planetary disasters.”But while the world’s economy appears to be crawling back to life through substantial governmental interventions, the outlook for the environment, she said, is bleak.An author and a scholar, McFague is a leader in the fields of ecofeminism and Christian theology. Her most recent book is “A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming.” She gave the 2009 Dudleian Lecture as part of a yearlong series sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions at HDS titled “Ecologies of Human Flourishing.”Her presentation, “Cities, Climate Change, and Christianity: Religion and Sustainable Urbanism,” underscored the dire state of the global environment and the need, she said, for a paradigm shift, one that presents an organic model for urban living and a method for “thinking differently about nature and our place in it.”Religion can play a role in numerous ways, McFague suggested. It can help people, particularly city dwellers, connect with the concept of space and place, an understanding that their environment is derived directly from the Earth. What lies behind all construction, the foundation of every city, she said, is nature, “that encompassing and mysterious term for everything that is.”By replacing the traditional Christian concern with time and history with a notion of space and place, she said, there can be a new focus on Earth rather than heaven, on bodies and their basic needs, rather than on “interpretation, meaning, and eternal salvation.”In addition, she suggested that the concept of self-emptying, which is found in many religions and involves a type of detachment from worldly desires and an opening up to God, could be a template for how people may “live differently.” It could help to provide insight into needs and wants, acting as “an invitation to imitate the way God loved the world.”“Copenhagen does not look like it’s going to work, folks,” she said of next month’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Denmark. But that’s no reason to give up.“We carry on,” she said, “with what hope we have.”last_img read more

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 Related Shows Sierra Boggess David Hyde Pierce Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce stopped by Late Night on November 11 to chat with Seth Meyers about returning to New York for his stint on The Good Wife and directing the upcoming Broadway show It Shoulda Been You. The new musical will light up the Great White Way this spring at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre—where he made his Broadway debut in 1982. It was a different time back then, he explains. A time when Times Square was just lots of “whores and dead people.” OK, maybe off-brand Elmos aren’t so bad. Pierce describes the tuner by Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove as a “farce with a heart,” with an all-star cast to boot. Watch as he sings the praises of Tyne Daly, “great Broadway star” Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and fellow Frasier alums Harriet Harris and Edward Hibbert.center_img Star Files It Shoulda Been You View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgGreens are on everyone’s menu these days: from braised turnip greens and collards to kale juice and Swiss chard slaw. So it may be no surprise that Georgia cattle farmers are even adding kale, turnips and other greens to their pastures to help reduce the amount of hay they have to feed their cows over the winter.Greens — known as brassicas — stay hardy throughout the fall and early winter and reemerge in early spring. This provides cattle a nutrient dense forage source after their traditional forage, bermudagrass, has turned an unappetizingly brown. “Brassicas give us high quality forage in the time of the year when not much else is growing well,” said Dennis Hancock, a University of Georgia Extension forage specialist. “Forage turnips, rape, kale and hybrids of these brassica species have a great fit in Georgia.” Hancock learned more about the benefits of feeding these hardy greens to cattle while on a trip to New Zealand, where most farmers practice intensive rotational grazing practices. The producers there use it to fill a gap in pasture production that lasts just a few weeks, but Hancock recognized that these brassicas would fill a bigger hole in Georgia forage systems. While the low fiber content and high sulfur content can cause problems in cattle if this was the only pasture available, the high protein and carbohydrate content of these alternative forages make them a perfect nutritional supplement or tool for stretching hay supplies, Hancock said. Cattle on forage diets, including brassicas, can gain between 1.8 to 2.6 pounds a day during the winter and early spring, he said. There are brassicas on the market that were bred to be used as forages, including pasture ready varieties of turnips, rape, kale and swedes. All varieties need well-drained soils and no competition to thrive, and should be planted with a seed drill for best results. In Georgia, cattle farmers will need to add brassicas to their pastures between September and early October, so they will be ready to graze in about 60 to 75 days. This practice can extend the grazing period well into late winter. In addition to their benefits to cattle, brassicas — with large fibrous roots — can also help old, compacted pastures. They aerate the soil; trap nitrogen and release it slowly; and provide natural nematicides. Hancock recommends turnips or turnip hybrids like ‘Appin’ or ‘Pasja’ for use in Georgia. While there are brassicas bred specifically for pasture use, many cattle farmers have seen results by incorporating traditional garden variety turnips, like ‘Purpletop.’ Terry Chandler, a Madison County farmer, now has his cows grazing pastures studded with the same turnips that grace many Southern dinner tables. For farmers looking to introduce brassicas into their pastures next growing season, Hancock recommends moving slowly. The brassicas should never make up more than 75 percent of the cattle’s diet because of their low fiber content. Also, cows should be moved into a brassica field slowly, since changing their diets too quickly can cause digestive upset. For more information about brassicas and incorporating them into pastures visit http://georgiaforages.com.last_img read more

first_imgYou’ll want to gallop in for a gander at these Gold Coast properties which are geared for horse lovers.ARE you a horse enthusiast who has said “giddy up” to your house hunting endeavours but need a property that is more than a one trick pony? We have found the best Gold Coast homes which have trotted onto the market that are geared towards horse lovers but also offer a perfect spot to hit the hay each night. MORE NEWS: Extravagant castle going under the hammer MORE NEWS: New Aussie city makes global property rich list 190 Glenmore Drive, Bonogin, might be a property you ‘canter-ford’ to miss! 41 Equestrian Drive, Maudsland 36 Tarata Rd, Guanaba The aptly named property has been described as “hot to trot” and is tucked away in the Maudsland Hinterland. No expense was spared on the equine facilities with a dressage arena, four-bay electric horse walker, five stables and two tack rooms. The 3.3ha property sits at the Coomera River’s edge and also features a two-bedroom house.It’s on the market with a $980,000 price tag through Coomera Realty’s Tyler and Geoff Benson. 779 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley, is set to head under the hammer on September 7. This is where you can retire to and hit the hay each night.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago 190 Glenmore Drive, Bonogin 2 Slingsby Rd, Tamborine Mountain If you and your horses are looking for a character-filled home 2 Slingsby Rd, Tamborine Mountain, might be the one. It’s a perfect spot for horses and families.center_img The coastal acreage property has plenty of space for you and your furry friends but is still close to top schools, shops and beaches. Sprawled across a 8824sq m block, the property offers ample horse facilities, including an 18m round yard, an insulated stable block, a tack and feed area and float storage. The property, with a four-bedroom house, is on the market via Ilona Barry and Alana Ogilvy of LJ Hooker Mudgeeraba through an expressions of interest campaign. 36 Tarata Rd, Guanaba, is another impressive horse property on the market. The picture perfect Guanaba estate offers a range of extras equine enthusiasts need, including four paddocks with stables and yards. The charming house sits at the end of a tree-lined driveway and enjoys views of the paddocks and lush pastures with jacaranda trees. There’s also a caretaker’s hut in addition to the five-bedroom house. Alex Hayes of LJ Hooker Nerang is marketing the property. The property has a $1.329 million price tag. 779 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley The selling agents say they aren’t “horsing around.” This charming property will be a horse lovers’ paradise thanks to its restored 1892 Queenslander house and impressive backyard with equestrian facilities, an in-ground trampoline, veggie garden and fruit trees.The country retreat boasts three stables, a tack room, open stable and a full-sized dressage arena. The character-filled three-bedroom house, with high ceilings, polished wooden floors and stained-glass windows, also has an entertainment deck that takes in views across the entire property. A $1.329 million price guide has been attached to the listing held by Petra Szydlowski of Belle Property’s Robina. The 1.84ha block backs onto the Tallebudgera Creek and offers a large family home as well as horse facilities. “The grounds are complete with two fully fenced horse paddocks … (and) horse stables, tack shed, wash bay and store making the property ideal for the discerning horse lover or those wanting to give their kids an opportunity to learn how to ride and keep animals,” the listing reads. The backyard also offers a fruit orchard and chicken coop for the full country-living experience. LJ Hooker Burleigh Heads’ John Fischer and Matthew Manby are set to take the property to auction on September 7. 41 Equestrian Drive, Maudsland, is a hot to trot property.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Today (Friday, September 28) is College Application Day. College Application Day, a national initiative of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), aims to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue education after high school. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each student submits at least one admissions application.Indiana High School seniors can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free Friday, September 28: Earlham CollegeGoshen CollegeHuntington UniversityIndiana State UniversityIndiana University EastIndiana University Fort WayneIndiana University KokomoIndiana University NorthwestIndiana University South BendIndiana University SoutheastIndiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)Indiana Wesleyan UniversityPurdue University Fort WaynePurdue University NorthwestUniversity of Southern IndianaVincennes UniversityWabash CollegeStudents can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free year-round:Anderson UniversityBethel CollegeDePauw UniversityFranklin CollegeGrace CollegeHanover CollegeIndiana TechIvy Tech Community CollegeManchester UniversityMarian UniversitySaint Mary’s CollegeTrine UniversityUniversity of EvansvilleUniversity of IndianapolisValparaiso UniversityMany Indiana colleges offer application fee waivers to encourage students to apply regardless of financial difficulty or other circumstances. If you can’t find information about fee waivers on a college’s admissions web page, call and ask. Most colleges offer more fee waivers than students realize.21st Century ScholarsIf you’re a 21st Century Scholar, you may receive automatic fee waivers at some Indiana colleges.Campus VisitsSome colleges award an automatic fee waiver to students who have participated in a campus visit day. If you’re planning on visiting, ask about fee waivers.Children of Veterans or VeteransYou may be applying to a college that waives application fees for children of veterans, or may offer you a free application if you are a veteran. It is worth it to to ask.Financial NeedIf you show financial need, most colleges are able to provide financial assistance. If you aren’t sure if you can afford the fee, ask the college if it can be waived.Foster ChildrenFoster children, orphans and wards of the state can receive a fee waiver through the NACAC fee waiver, which must be approved by your school counselor. If you are a foster child or orphan, your college may automatically waive your application fee.Free and Reduced LunchIf you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you may also automatically qualify for a fee waiver. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can also take the SAT and ACT for free. Ask your school counselor for more information.NACAC/Guidance Counselor WaiverThe National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) offers a fee waiver for students whose families have an income below federal poverty level, who participate in the 21st Century Scholars program, who live in federally subsidized public housing, whose families receive public assistance or who meet other criteria. In order to receive the NACAC fee waiver, you must submit an application through your school counselor. Learn more about requirements here.last_img read more

first_img He added: “Me and him have had a lot of discussions about last year and they were very constructive, I have to say. “He wants to come back, and he wants to lead us. He showed at the back end of last year how important he is to us. When he played, we looked a different team.” Coloccini’s January bombshell left both player and club in difficult positions, and Pardew had to take a delicate approach as his captain dealt with his off-field problems. The manager said: “I was a little bit disappointed with some of the press about that. It was a personal situation. It is difficult for that to play out in the press as it did. “It was uncomfortable for him and for me. I still won’t talk about it because it is not fair on Colo.” Meanwhile, Pardew has warned Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc he has no chance of landing midfielder Yohan Cabaye on the cheap. The 51-year-old has rebuked his PSG counterpart for speaking openly about his interest in the France international, who Pardew is desperate to keep on Tyneside despite comments over the summer hinting that he could be looking for pastures new. Pardew told the Journal: “It’s a bit difficult for me to talk about Yohan when I haven’t seen him because he’s still away. The internationals are back on the 15th and I’ll sit down and talk to him about the comments that have come out.” Press Association The 31-year-old central defender looked to be on his way out of St James’ Park in January when he asked to leave for personal reasons. However, after a series of telephone conversations with manager Alan Pardew during the close season, the Argentina international will embark upon pre-season training raring to go for both club and country. Pardew told the Chronicle: “Colo made it very clear in the summer that he is coming back to play this season. He really has the bit between his teeth. He wants to play in the World Cup in Brazil, not to mention Newcastle United’s season.” center_img Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini will return to the club next week intent on winning a trip to the World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez remains positive midfielder Darron Gibson can return this season despite rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament on international duty. “It was a real disappointment on Tuesday night,” said the Spaniard. “I was watching the game and straight away you could see it was an innocuous incident and that is normally when you pick up really bad injuries. “I was really fearful of expecting the worst but with the scans on Wednesday we are very positive now. “It is an ACL but the whole structure of the knee is perfectly fine and it is going to be straightforward surgery. “I’m looking forward to seeing him back hopefully this season and that in a way was good, positive news taking into consideration what it could have been. “The ACL is ruptured but his knee reacted really well and nothing else was damaged – in those sort of actions you normally get more than one structure damaged and some of those are very difficult to repair. “You can imagine it is really disappointing to lose Darron for whatever space of time but we are all very positive that when he comes back he will come back stronger. “We will use this period to get Darron working on other aspects of his fitness and making sure his knee is going to be perfectly repaired and ready for whenever he is back.” Press Associationcenter_img The Republic of Ireland international was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of Tuesday’s match against Kazakhstan and less than 24 hours later the club announced he would have to have an operation on his knee. However, Martinez insists the 25-year-old’s season is not over and he hopes the midfielder, who has been troubled by a number of injuries over the last 12 months, can return stronger. last_img read more