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 www.TupeloHallVermont.com(link 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_imgThe fact is that in the past four years, family accommodation has had no luck with the line ministry. Let us remember the constant negative announcements and threatening announcements that were supposed to “blacken” and disparage family accommodation. An impressive reminder could be compiled from the archives. Expectations from the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board system They are interrupted regional landlord gatherings under the listed brands. In fact, there was no more talk, it was not advisable to mention family accommodation. It’s been four years the most massive and most visited accommodation was “blacklisted.” Prizes for the most successful have ceased to be awarded, and even the candidacy of the best at European level has been left to private initiatives without any media coverage. All those who previously followed the development of family accommodation, once, as per the decree, completely turned their backs on the hosts of family accommodation. We keep our thumbs up for the better. What decisions will be made regarding assistance to households, will the dialogue with representatives of family accommodation continue? We will get the answers to these questions very soon. Persecution of family accommodation At the county level, projects to improve family accommodation from “Domus bonus” in Istria, through “Kvarner family” in Kvarner, “Blue & green homestay” in Lika-Senj County to “Welcome” Zadar and “Like Home” Šibenik-Knin have also been stopped. counties. Next week – decision week Institutes and faculties tried to prove that Croatia does not need such an activity, that it should be additionally taxed. They even blamed family accommodation for the lack of enrolled students in some studies… Threats There are some threats realized: household pensions were abolished, recategorization according to construction parameters was introduced, aid for swimming pools was abolished, income tax, tourist tax and tourist membership fee were significantly increased. Communication with representatives of family accommodation was interrupted for three and a half years, the “National Plan for Improving Family Accommodation” was not implemented, and annual gatherings at the national forum, which were once supported by both the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board, were closed. The new Minister of Tourism and Sports also seems to see what others could not or should not have seen. Minister Nikolina Brnjac has a chance continue what ministers Ostojic, Lorencin and Kliman started. Improveand popular segment of tourist accommodation offer – accommodation with the host, was a strategic decision until 2016. That plan was logical in response to world trends. In these trends, accommodation with Croatian hosts regularly took the position among the 5 best in the world. This continued this Covid-19. The tourist season of 2020 depended entirely on family accommodation. Faithful guests were the first and most massive “Covid 19 returnees”. For statisticians, it is a “grop in the throat” when they look at numbers that are more than ever on the side of family accommodation. Stopped projects A new minister, a new hope? Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.com / Photo: HRTlast_img read more


first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (Sept. 21) – It was championship night at RPM Speedway with three of the five track titles still up for grabs when the evening started.In the S & W Supply IMCA Modifieds, it was a two-car race for the championship as four points separated Corey Lagroon and Dylan Sherfick. Scott Brown took the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature with Tim Watts and Ronnie Hill in tow. Hill took over the top spot on the following lap.Hill led the field back to green following a lap eight caution, only to be passed by Travis Sherfick on lap nine. The red flag flew on the following lap when Teel flipped on the back straightaway. Teel was okay, but done for the night.Travis led the remaining distance to claim his third win of the year at Hays. Younger brother Dylan finished second. Lagroon’s third place finish was good enough to claim the track title. Watts and Hill completed the top five.In the Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Northern SportMod point standings, Tyler Frye entered the night with a seven point lead over Clay Money. Cody Pancake took the lead at the drop of the green and held onto the top spot through a couple of caution periods to lead at the halfway mark of the 15-lap A-main.Defending track champion Jake Krone took over the top spot on lap nine, but had to retire to the pits two laps later, handing the lead over to Frye. Frye held off the field to claim his sixth feature win and the track championship. Pancake finished in the runner-up spot followed by Kurtis Pihl, Dustin Daniels and Clay Sellard.The closest point race was in the Rebel Tank Service IMCA Hobby Stock division as G.W. Fuller held a slim two point advantage over Garrett Hager. Ron Wehling led the first two laps of the 15-lap feature before the first caution waved on lap three.When the green flag reappeared, Fuller shot to the lead. The caution flag waved several more times throughout the race, but Fuller was up to the task and was first to the checkers to get his first win at Hays this season, along with the track championship. Hager finished second with Aaron Gray, Kent Tammen and Leon Pfannenstiel rounding out the top five.At the start of the night, Jeff Tubbs already had the track championship wrapped up in the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car division. Tubbs took over the race lead on lap eight when Geoff Jermark got high coming out of turn two and fell back to fourth.Tubbs went on to make his second appearance in victory lane at RPM Speedway this season. Nick Tubbs, Josh Hudson, Nolan Remus, and Jim Powell rounded out the top five. All Michael Smith had to do was take the green flag in the D K Ranch IMCA Sport Compact division to claim the track title. He did just that as he chased Monte Honas most of the feature.Honas held on to win his 10th feature of the year at Hays. Smith finished second followed by Dallas Dunn, Kirk Pfannenstiel and Tanner Chapin. Honas missed the first point night at Hays in April and finished 17 points behind Smith.Darren Unrein won the school bus feature.The evening’s race sponsor was Discovery Drilling.There was a special 50/50 raffle with the track’s proceeds going to the Chloe Medina medical fund. Chloe is 18 months old, was recently diagnosed with pre-leukemia and will have to travel for treatments. The winner donated his portion back to the fund, so at the end of the evening over $1,000 was raised.The season finale will be the annual Fall Nationals on October 10-12. The Sport Compacts will run a full show on Thursday night with $300 to the winner. The remaining four classes will compete on Friday and Saturday nights. The Modified feature winner will collect $5,000 and qualify for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Stock Cars will race for a $3,000 winner’s share, the SportMods $2,000 and Hobby Stocks $1,000. Race time on Thursday & Friday will be 7 p.m. and 6 on Saturday.last_img read more