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The Beach Boys will perform at the Ocean City Music Pier Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. (Courtesy Katie Altman of ID PR) By Maddy VitaleThe band synonymous with the beach, summer and good times for millions of fans though the decades is coming to the Ocean City Music Pier and, yes, bringing their “Good Vibrations.”The Beach Boys will appear for four shows Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are still available.The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, one of the founding members, longtime keyboardist Bruce Johnston, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Scott Totten, who continue the legacy of the iconic American band.Bob Rose, of Rose Relations, who co-produces the Ocean City Boardwalk Concert Series, said five years ago, when meeting with city officials, a suggestion was made about possibly booking the Beach Boys.“I immediately called series co-producer Bill Rogers, who has produced shows with the band. He, along with the band management and agency, made this happen,” Rose said Thursday. “After their first visit to Ocean City four summers ago, it was evident that America’s Favorite Band loved ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort.”’The two shows in the first year sold out quickly, so two more shows were added.Get ready for the Beach Boys at the Ocean City Music Pier.“The band has now sold out 12 shows over the past four years,” Rose said, adding the new shows should also draw capacity crowds. “We are thankful that the Beach Boys have chosen to make the City of Ocean City a tour stop during their busy summer season.”With Mike Love at the helm, the Beach Boys continue to entertain audiences across the globe, as they have for more than 50 years. The band plays about 150 shows a year, ranging from festivals to celebrations and other events.In 2013, the Beach Boys released the album “Sounds of Summer,” which was certified triple platinum. That album, along with its companion, “The Warmth of the Sun,” marked a resurgence in Beach Boys interest, according to information provided by Katie Altman of ID PR, the band’s publicist.While Love is the front man of the band, he is also one of rock’s foremost songwriters, with credits including “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations.”In 2016, the Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit “Good Vibrations,” with a 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour. The following year, Love released a double album through BMG called “Unleash the Love,” featuring 13 previously unreleased songs and 14 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics.The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $59.50. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.
Professionalism Committee seeks award nominations Professionalism Committee seeks award nominations September 15, 2002 Regular News The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism is seeking applications for two awards it hands out each year at the Bar’s Annual Meeting — the William H. Hoeveler Judicial Award and the Professionalism Award.The deadline for entries for both awards is December 10, 2002.The prestigious William H. Hoeveler Judicial Award, awarded in 2002 to former Justice Major B. Harding, is bestowed upon a judge “who best exemplifies strength of character, service, and competence as a jurist, lawyer, and public servant.”Nominees should also “have communicated their pledge to the ideals of justice and diligence in inspiring others to the mission of professionalism.”The 10th annual Florida Bar Professionalism Award is open to bar associations, judicial organizations, or law school projects aimed at enhancing professionalism among lawyers. The purpose of the award — given in 2002 to the Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court — is to promote the ideals and goals of professionalism, to reward programs that foster and promote professionalism, and create a collection point for programs around the state so those programs can be shared with others. A cash award of $1,000 will be presented to the winner at the Bar’s Annual Meeting.Applications and guidelines for both awards are available on the Bar’s Web site, www.FLABAR.org. For the Hoeveler award, click “Professionalism” in the blue menu bar. A link to the nomination form can be found at the bottom of the page. For the Professionalism Award, click “Committee Projects.” For more information, or to request copies of the applications, contact Paula Stephenson at the Center for Professionalism, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, telephone (850)561-5743, e-mail [email protected]
By the way, Horst Lichter is a very popular former chef who, after suffering two heart attacks in his late twenties, decided to change his life fundamentally and become a TV presenter. He captivates the spectators with his exceptional sympathy and his trademark, striking mustache. In addition to the show he recorded in Croatia in June, he is especially connected to our country by his Croatian wife, according to the CNTB. “Travel shows in which famous individuals discover tourist destinations are effective tools in promotion because viewers witness the real experiences of the main characters they trust. I am sure that the broadcast of this show will result in great reactions in the extremely important German market, from which we have achieved almost 3 million arrivals so far this year, which is an increase of 4 percent compared to the same period last year.”, pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. You can watch the entire show “Horst Lichter seeks happiness – By motor through Croatia” HERE The show follows a famous German chef and TV presenter Horst Lichter who, along with a famous German actor Henning Baum, travels by motorcycle along the Croatian coast in search of happiness. It is estimated that the adventures of this popular German duo on December 25 will be watched by about 3 million viewers. German national television ZDF, in prime time on Christmas, will show a one-hour travel show “Horst Lichter seeks happiness – Motor through Croatia”. According to the CNTB, during the filming of the one-hour show, Lichter and Baum visited the entire Croatian coast, from Istria through Zadar and Split to Dubrovnik, and in addition to the beautiful landscapes and nature they discovered along the way, they met various interesting people. like a truffle hunter in Istria or a musician on the island of Pag. Their entire journey is motivated by the search for personal happiness, more precisely by seeking answers to questions about how happiness can be found, but also lost. “Due to the great popularity of the main character Horst Lichter and the prime time, it is expected that the audience will be multimillion and thus give additional wind in the back of the positive image of Croatia in the German market” said the director of the CNTB Representation in Germany, Romeo Draghicchio.
Tweet NewsRegional Government stalemate hinders aid to Haiti by: – July 29, 2011 Share Share Share 14 Views no discussions Clearing and reconstruction work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (UN Photo)PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A United Nations advisory group on Haiti on Thursday reported improvements in the earthquake-torn country but said aid coordination remains a challenge, and a stalemate in the formation of the government is delaying aid.The Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti, reporting on the results of a four-day visit to the Caribbean nation in June, said: “The first finding of the group is that the situation on the ground has improved since its visit at the same time in the previous year.”“The progress made in clearing and reconstruction work in Port-au-Prince and neighbouring towns is visible and shows that Haitian society is mobilized and that the aid provided by the international community has been useful,” said the 13-member group.The group cited accomplishments in recovery from the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, which resulted in more than 220,000 deaths and delivered a severe blow to country’s already shaky infrastructure. It singled out successes in debris removal, resettlement of displaced persons, and the fight against cholera.However, the group’s 19-page report added that “aid coordination is a major challenge on which the group has been focusing for several years.”“It has become particularly urgent in view of the greater number of development partners providing aid to Haiti and the resources committed to the reconstruction process,” it said. “Almost all of the interlocutors of the group held the view that aid is still not sufficiently coordinated, which creates duplication and reduces the effectiveness of interventions.”Nigel Fisher, the deputy special representative of the secretary-general in Haiti, told ECOSOC that the implementation of the government’s priorities was “significantly delayed” because of an ongoing stalemate in a struggle between President Michel Martelly and Parliament over the confirmation of a new prime minister.Ambassador Keith Morrill of Canada, which led the group, said “the inability of political actors to find a rapid solution to this stalemate is having detrimental consequences on international assistance, on Haiti’s prospects for development, and most importantly, on its people.”The advisory group recommended a continued, strong UN presence on the ground but also suggested the international body should “pool the resources of United Nations entities on the ground, including in the provinces, and encourage all development partners to increase their share of the number of staff posted outside of Port-au-Prince, thereby increasing local capacities and supporting decentralization efforts.”They also recommended that the Haitian government improve agriculture productivity, create jobs through government, business and union cooperation, and integrate disaster preparedness into its capacity-building.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring!
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By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – With the opening of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new facility scheduled shortly, a potential traffic glitch appears to be getting fixed.The cancer treatment facility, located at 480 Red Hill Road in Middletown, poses difficulty for motorists traveling south on Red Hill Road to access the site, given there is really no direct left-hand turn onto the property. But a recent discussion with a township official and representatives from the medical facility with representatives from the state Turnpike Authority has produced what they hope will be a solution.“It’s an issue we identified a while back, actually,” acknowledged Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante. The issue for drivers has been there going back to when the location was used by Alcatel-Lucent Technologies as an office complex. Employees, however, in relatively short order realized they could get into the site by using the Garden State Parkway Exit 114 northbound roadway, Mercantante said. “After the first day or so you’ll know you’re supposed to make that little turn,” with a curb cut allowing access to the location from that onramp, he said.At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Nov. 28 grand opening ceremony, Mercantante said a couple of attendees mentioned in casual conversation their trouble getting into the site, and he acknowledged he witnessed some making that inappropriate left turn onto the property.While employees may learn the ways in and out, as the facility begins welcoming day-stay cancer patients for treatments and their families, given many aren’t going to be familiar with the location, it could pose confusion for some, Mercantante said.“It’s clearly a problem that really doesn’t need to exist,” he said.Red Hill Road is too narrow at that section to allow for a designated left-hand turn, leaving the Parkway entrance the only viable way to accommodate traffic traveling south, Mercantante said.Vehicles traveling north on the roadway have an easier time of it, simply turning right, using the Red Hill Road entrance, Mercantante pointed out.During a meeting with New Jersey Turnpike Authority representatives last week, Mercantante, joined by those from Sloan Kettering, made the argument that additional signage would be warranted to help direct traffic looking to enter from the south. The authority is resistant to what it calls commercial signage along these roadways, not wanting to be inundated with requests from businesses, Mercantante explained, with the authority initially opposing this request. “But in this case it was such a tricky maneuver,” turnpike officials agreed to it, Mercantante said.Thomas Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman said in an email response this week, “That’s what the jug handle is there for,” at the Parkway entrance, allowing access to the facility.“The Turnpike Authority has no issue with Memorial Sloan Kettering directing people to use it,” Feeney said.Mercantante said the series of about four signs offering directions into the site is expected to be installed in approximately a week. “They’ll provide plenty of direction,” he said.Memorial Sloan Kettering did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The medical facility anticipates starting to treat patients on Dec. 12.
By Jay CookMIDDLETOWN – If the contentious Village 35 project is ultimately approved, one of the region’s largest grocers – Wegmans Food Market – will definitely have a home there.That is the most recent development in the Village 35 proposal, which will finally be heard on May 17 after no hearings with the Middletown Planning Board since Feb. 15. It will be the next of many planned meetings specific to the project.Wegmans spokeswoman Valerie Fox told The Two River Times on Tuesday that a lease was signed last month for a 130,000-square-foot store in the heart of the proposed Shoppes at Middletown complex on Route 35 North in Middletown. The entire development is pending approval from the planning board.Fox said Wegmans employs between 500 and 600 full- and part-time workers at its larger stores. Founded in 1916 and based in near Rochester, New York, the supermarket chain has grown to 92 stores across six states on the east coast. It opens three or four new locations each year.The grocery store chain uses three criteria when choosing a new location: adequate space for a 75,000-to- 140,000-square-foot store with parking; a densely populated area; and a great regional location that is easy to find and easy to get to. Wegmans, said Fox, “is a destination.”There are currently seven Wegmans locations in New Jersey, with the three closest to the Two River area in Ocean Township, Woodbridge and Manalapan. Fox said new stores in Hanover and Montvale will open later this year.The Shoppes at Middletown project, proposed by Village 35 L.P. of Purchase, New York, will span approximately 119 acres behind a nearly half mile of roadway along Route 35. It would stretch from Kanes Lane, where the township recycling center and residential homes are located, to Kings Highway East, a historical road with ties to the Revolutionary War. One of the biggest dilemmas for the developer and its application to Middletown will be the size of this Wegmans supermarket. On July 1, 2015, a resolution from the planning board stated that no single store larger than 45,000 square feet will exist on the site.Opposing the project is the residents’ group, LLC., which believes the complex will only add to the congestion along Route 35.“The Wegmans will take what is an already intense utilization of the property, and create more traffic and environmental problems,” said Ron Gasiorowski, the attorney retained by Minding Middletown.Wegmans joins one retailer with space at The Shoppes at Middletown. CMX Cinema, a subsidiary of the Mexican-based cinema chain Cinemex, will occupy a 420-seat, 26,536- square-foot freestanding building on the property.As of Tuesday afternoon, a Pet Supplies Plus store, as well as a Spirits Unlimited, rounded out the other stores with space planned in the shopping center. But on Tuesday evening those stores were removed from the tenant list on National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC)’s website, the developer of the commercial aspect of the project.The layout of the center has also changed since NRDC added Wegmans as a tenant. The building housing the supermarket shifted 180 degrees, also changing the parking layout for that area, which sits on the Kanes Lane end of the property.Approximately 200,000 square feet of retail space, three restaurant pads and one smaller, 5,000-square- foot retail store, remain open for leasing on the site.If eventually approved in Middletown, Wegmans would join a well-stocked grocery store market along Route 35. Less than 2 miles south of the Village 35 proposal is a Whole Foods Market; right across the street from the project is Super Stop & Shop; and a large ShopRite store is the anchor of Middletown Plaza less than 2 miles north.A Livoti’s Old World Market is currently under construction for a nearly 14,000-square-foot store at The Marketplace of Middletown, which is undergoing a major facelift.Heading north out of Middletown, shoppers can also find Dearborn Market in Holmdel, and in Hazlet, a Costco, Aldi and Lidl, a German-supermarket, planned for the previous Red Oak Diner location.It’s also worth noting that the owners of the Village 35 property, Mountain Hill, LLC – a partnership between the local Azzolina and Scaduto families – own area Foodtown supermarkets. It consists of 66 independently-owned stores throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to Foodtown.HOUSING COMPLEXAt the Feb. 15 planning board meeting, the board unanimously voted to dismiss the residential portion of the development.The residential complex, which was to be developed by Toll Brothers and named “Oaks at Middletown,” is currently no longer part of the Village 35 application.According to changes on NRDC’s website, the land behind the commercial aspect now appears undevel- oped. That differs from previous illustrations showing a fully developed residential complex.Designed to be spread across approximately 66 acres, 350 residential town- house units and a clubhouse were envisioned for the back end of the property. Seventy of those units within three apartment buildings would have been dedicated to affordable housing.“At the appropriate time, Toll Brothers will resubmit our application for review and consideration by the Board,” Toll Brothers said in a statement to The Two River Times on Wednesday. “Separating Toll Brothers’ residential application from the commercial application will permit the review process to flow smoother, allowing the Board and its professionals the opportunity to focus on the details relating to the respective portions of the development.”In a notice of public hearing for the May 17 planning board meeting, Marc D. Policastro, the attorney for Village 35, L.P., states the applicant wishes to subdivide the 52 acres of commercial property from the remaining 66 acres designated as residential.Regardless, an interconnector road running between the residential and commercial parcels, spanning from Kings Highway East to Kanes Lane, is necessary for the site. Whichever development company breaks ground first must construct the road.This article was first published in the May 4-11, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Some readers may wonder as to why The Nelson Daily would publish an article regarding a National Football League game in Oakland Sunday.Well The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr was in the Bay Area during the weekend to cross a couple of items off the Bucket List.As a long-time Raider Nation inductee, Fuhr thought while he was there he’d give a hands-on view of the atmosphere of a business that dominates the USA every Sunday, with a couple of satellite days on Thursday and Monday.Here we go.Game preparation begins days before actual event.South of the 49th parallel team followers flock to sporting outlets to purchase their favourite team’s garb. I follow the flow grabbing a new Raiders hat for the game.I already have tons of other clothing, including my Los Angeles Raiders sweat shirt I packed for the game.And on the streets of San Francisco, where I stayed for the weekend, were flooded with Raiders fans, 49er believers and many other NFL teams.Sunday, the streets, public transit and highways were flooded with fans attending the game — close to 60,000 of my new person friends, give or take a few Carolina Panthers supporters sprinkled into to the stadium.North of the 49th parallel, from coast to coast, sports fans were celebrating everything Canadian about football as Ottawa and Calgary clashed in the 104th edition of the Grey Cup.South of the 49th, what Canadian saw Sunday is a ritual that occurs in most US cities from September to February.“We’re here every game, every season to tailgate,” Oakland native and long-time Raider Nation supporter Gary said from the front row of the tailgate party a few hours outside the Coliseum. Gary not only takes tailgating to a new level, but gets right into the game action with a full costume, including face painting prior to the game.“This is a full-meal deal, every single game,” adds the 6-foot plus giant of a man who could probably suit up on any of the lines for the Silver and Black.The Oakland area native said he started dressing up for Raider games in support of Fans Against Violence.Any why does he get up before sunrise to get to the gate a full hour before the 8 a.m. parking lot opening?“Because this is part of our culture. . .. This is so much fun sharing food and drink with my Raider friends.”“For most of us this is basically Sunday dinner for all of us because this is our family.”Some people have heard of the rise of crime south of the border. If so, there was none of that at the game as fans dressed in the Silver and Black High-Fived each other before, during and especially after the game as the Raiders rallied after a third-quarter collapse to win the game in dramatic style — ending on a Khalil Mack sack and fumble recovery of reigning Most Valuable Player Cam Newton after Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked the game-winning field goal.Then the almost 60,000 fans trekked outside the stadium for the more than two-hour wait to head home on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).Not at all an inconvenience. Fans simply recanted the game from every angle, dissecting the third quarter when franchise quarterback Derek Carr injured his pinky finger, which forced him out of the game for an offensive series.Of course, many in the know realize the past decade has not been a banner time for the Silver and Black. The struggles have been well documented as the franchise has been mired in the bottom of the league.But Gary sees it all, wins and losses don’t matter. Tailgating at Raider games, as well at any other games in the US, is an institution.“Honestly, it’s the same . . . but with a lot more smiles,” he said. “Even when we were 3-13 everybody was wonderful they were all having a good time out here.”Okay, I’m done.Cross that off the Bucket List.Next up, a trip down under. Hopefully, there’s an Aussie Rules game to check out.
Don’t be fooled by another Cincinnati loss on Sunday, these aren’t the same Bengals who’ve wallowed in or near the AFC North cellar the past three seasons.Energized by young (36 years old) and innovative head coach Zac Taylor, who was on Sean McVay’s Rams staff the past two years, the surprising Bengals nearly upset the Seahawks in Seattle, ultimately falling 21-20. They’ve got a new-found passing attack, engineered by first-year offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, the former De La Salle …