This past Sunday, Phish completed their historic 13-night Baker’s Dozen run, cementing their place in the history books of both Madison Square Garden and live music as a whole. Throughout the run, voter registration and political activism non-profit HeadCount teamed up with Vermont ice cream purveyors Ben & Jerry‘s to encourage the hordes of fans passing through the Garden to get involved in their local political processes.Ben & Jerry’s Announces “Freezer Reprise” Ice Cream To Honor Phish’s Baker’s DozenThe HeadCount team set up shop in the concourse outside section 110 for each of the thirteen shows, inviting attendees to take a picture in front of their Baker’s Dozen photo backdrop with various props including cutouts of Jon Fishman and Mike Gordon holding #VoteLocal signs, an Electrolux vacuum, and a Languedoc Guitar. According to HeadCount’s numbers, an estimated 5,000 fans took photos at the booth, including Phish songwriter Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollak, renowned poster artist Jim Pollock, and musicians like Matisyahu, The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein, and teenage guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. As added incentive to get fans registered and involved, Ben & Jerry’s is awarding one lucky fan with free ice cream for a year. To enter to win, post your photo from HeadCount’s and Ben & Jerry’s Baker’s Dozen photo activation on Instagram with the hashtag “#VoteLocal” and follow HeadCount so they can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. As of publication time, hundreds of fans have posted their HeadCount #VoteLocal photos to help spread the word and throw their name into consideration for a year’s worth of free ice cream.INTERVIEW: HeadCount Co-Founders Marc Brownstein & Andy Bernstein Discuss Effecting Change, One Show At A TimeIn addition to the hundreds of contest entries, 424 fans also registered to vote or signed up for TurboVote, which provides mobile alerts about upcoming local elections. Roughly 50 total volunteers helped run the HeadCount photo booth over the course of the 13 nights, and an original Betsy Ross 13-star American flag hung over the table throughout the residency, with a new limited-edition donut pin replacing a star on each successive show. HeadCount was a guest of the WaterWheel Foundation, Phish’s non-profit. They also joined WaterWheel in a big opening-night party outside MSG for the debut of Ben & Jerry’s special “Freezer Reprise.” The Baker’s Dozen run also marked WaterWheel’s 20th anniversary, which they celebrated with pre-show festivities, an off-night party featuring Greensky Bluegrass and Marco Benevento on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and more.Thank you to HeadCount, Ben & Jerry’s, WaterWheel, and everyone who helps to make Phish shows the socially active and politically conscious gatherings we know and love…and don’t forget to Instagram your photo from the HeadCount/Ben & Jerry’s Baker’s Dozen photo booth with the hashtag #Vote Local, follow @HeadCountOrg, and set your profile to “public” for your chance to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year! The winner will be selected next Tuesday.
A high point of the season for the Cazenovia wrestling team is when it hosts its annual invitational meet in January.So it was again when the Lakers welcomed a large field of 18 teams to Buckley Gym last Saturday at the tail end of its busiest stretch of the season.This followed Cazenovia’s 2020 debut in the Jan. 4 Port Byron Mid-Winter Classic, which featured a victory for the Lakers’ John Frega at 220 pounds.Frega pinned Matthew Fox (South Jefferson/Sandy Creek) and Noah Wazinski (North Rose-Wolcott) to reach the finals and, once there, claimed an 8-2 decision over Port Byron’s Mitchell Tanner.Overall, Cazenovia finished sixth in the 15-team field with 95 points as Shaun Zampetti took third place at 99 pounds, beating Henry Smith (Port Byron) 2-1 in the consolation bracket final.Luke Rodriguez was fourth at 106 pounds, with Kevin Valentine fourth at 170 pounds and Carter Polhamus sixth at 285 pounds. Matt Knutsen finished sixth at 126 pounds, with Lucca Ferreira sixth at 132 pounds.Two more meets followed early last week, starting on Tuesday with Cazenovia taking on APW/Pulaski and rolling to a 59-12 victory.Alex Rodriguez, at 160 pounds, began a string of four consecutive pins when he finished off Matt Bristol in 57 seconds.Valentine pinned Konner Corbett in 3:25, with Patrick Livingston (182 pounds) pinning Jaiden Harrington in 84 seconds and Blaze Dannon (195 pounds) getting his pin over Mike Kinney in 2:33.Reilly Hanson’s third-period fall over 285-pound opponent Damien West preceded Zampetti’s technical fall over Ronnie Dupont as Frega, Ferreira, Luke Rodriguez and Jedrek Olkowski claimed forfeits.From there, Cazenovia hosted Jordan-Elbridge Thursday night and won again, taking 11 of the first 12 bouts on the card to rout the Eagles 56-16.Pins were earned by Zampetti, Olkowski, Alex Rodriguez and Carter Polhamus (285), with Olkowski’s fall over Gauge Parker taking just 49 seconds.Brad Gagnon (145 pounds) got past Caspian Phillips 8-5 as Frega blanked Jared Lawrence 5-0, with Valentine shutting out Cameron Newhook 8-0 and Ferreira handling Cameron Prior 13-2.Back on Jan. 4, Chittenango took part in the Fallen Heroes Tournament at Canastota, finishing 12th with 40 points. John Spencer, at 285, pinned Phoenix’s Keaton Renfrow to finish third for the Bears’ best finish after he lost a 1-0 semifinal to Copenhagen’s Josh Freeman.Taking on Homer Wednesday night, the Bears were able to get two mat victories during a 72-15 defeat to the Trojans.Andrew Bailey won at 145 pounds, pinning David Morse late in the second period, followed by Joe Mariani (152 pounds) using an overtime takedown to beat Jakob Denkenberger 7-5. Ethan Ferguson claimed a forfeit at 285.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CazenoviaChittenangowrestling
Clear Lake’s mayor Nelson Crabb and police chief Pete Roth were our guests on “Ask the Mayor” on June 10th, 2020. Listen back to the program, which can also be downloaded, via the audio player below. KGLO News · Ask the Mayor — June 10, 2020 — Clear Lake’s mayor Nelson Crabb & Police Chief Pete Roth