first_imgTupelo Music Hall in White River Junction is partnering with the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce to help the many area victims of Tropical Storm Irene. The music venue is presenting a full weekend of music, ‘A Weekend of Giving,’ to benefit the Chamber’s efforts to raise funds to be turned over to The Upper Valley Haven to get food, clothing, building materials, and whatever storm victims may need directly into their hands.Tupelo will kick off the weekend with a great night of music and dancing with the Gully Boys on Thursday, September 8 at 8 pm. Tickets for the General Admission show are $10, with all proceeds going to the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce’s fund for residents of Hartford who were affected by Hurricane Irene. To purchase tickets, call 802-698-8341 or visit is external). The show is presented with the support of Yellow House Media.The popular Upper Valley band will play the first hour “unplugged” and finish up with a classic set of Grateful Dead and originals. The band’s line-up includes band leader Bill Temple on vocals, Rich Meijer and Al Romero on guitar, Dave Clark on bass, and Jimmy Brewer on drums. Tupelo continues their ‘Weekend of Giving’ by donating $5.00 of every ticket sold from their upcoming shows: Leo Kottke 9/9, Renaissance 9/10, and Ellis Paul 9/11 to local families in need of assistance from the devastation of Hurricane Irene. ‘Tupelo is grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received in the community in our first year, and since we are a part of the community, it’s only natural to help when our neighbors are in need,’ said Scott Hayward, owner of Tupelo Music Hall.  ‘I’m thrilled that Tupelo wanted to work with the Chamber to help coordinate this wonderful event to benefit our community. We are stronger when working together,’ said Mollie Martin, Executive Director of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about this event and HACC’s Hurricane Irene Relief Fund, please call 802-295-7900.last_img read more

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Explore how voice banking will change your credit union members’ banking experience, with John Best and Elizabeth Robins. I’m joined for this special episode of the BIGcast by Elizabeth Robins, director of product for Best Innovation Group, to discuss how voice technologies will soon proliferate the banking space. Learn what your credit union will need to stay ahead of curve.We discuss Big’s ‘Five’ (Financial Innovations Voice Experience) platform and its latest milestones, and explain what exactly an Amazon Skill is, and why your credit union should secure one soon. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThe Dodgers can live with losses in the All-Star voting as long as they keep avoiding them on the field. The hottest team in baseball continued to streak toward the All-Star break with a 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night, their fifth straight victory and 16th in the last 19 games. On the day Yasiel Puig finished second in the Final All-Star Vote to Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers’ rookie contributed a pair of hits to elevate his average to .397. Mark Ellis finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs to carry a streaking Dodgers offense. The second baseman gave the Dodgers a three-run lead with a two-run single in the fourth inning and a 5-0 lead with an insurance two-run single in the eighth. “I think tonight was probably the best I’ve felt this season so far just with the command of the pitches and the action on them,” Capuano said. “Between starts I was working on trying to stay more in line, trying to throw down and finish the pitch. It worked tonight.” After Capuano was pulled following two singles in the seventh inning, Ronald Belisario induced an inning-ending double play on his first pitch. A hot Dodgers offense averaging 6.44 runs per game in July put pressure on Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz early. The left-hander making his second start of the season allowed three runs on seven hits with five walks in four innings. An inning after robbing Hanley Ramirez of extra bases with a leaping catch at the wall, left fielder Carlos Gonzalez took a split-second too long to gather Jerry Hairston Jr.’s second-inning double. Though the throw arrived home just in time, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario dropped it trying to make the tag on Uribe, who scored from first on the play. Ramirez went 0 for 2 with three walks, two of which were intentional. The Dodgers added to their lead in the fourth inning when Pomeranz loaded the bases with three consecutive walks to begin the inning. Ellis delivered a base hit through the left side of the infield to score a pair of runs. Puig left the game after striking out in the seventh inning, citing a bothersome hip, the same one he injured running into the outfield wall July 3. Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe’s productive night included two hits, a walk and a pair of runs scored. Coming off a three-game sweep of the National League West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks that pulled them within 1 games of first place, the Dodgers have won 13 of their last 15 games against division opponents. Since a loss to the San Diego Padres on June 21 dropped them a season-worst 12 games below .500, the Dodgers have posted a 16-3 mark that is the best in the major leagues. Arizona followed Wednesday’s 14-inning loss to the Dodgers with a 5-3 win over Milwaukee Thursday night, maintaining its hold on first place with just three games left before the all-star break that may be ill-timed for the Dodgers. “We’re playing good and if a couple days off costs you,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “You’re not that good.” After lasting an average of four innings in his last two starts, during which he allowing a combined 13 runs on 17 hits, Capuano (3-6) was fantastic Thursday. His longest outing since pitching into the seventh inning May 18 lasted 61/3 innings. He didn’t allow a run on six hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more