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AHA Players Bring “Driving Miss Daisy” to Apopka

first_img Please enter your comment! Two Apopka natives are in the castThe story begins in the late 1940’s and chronicles the 25-year relationship between Miss Daisy and her chauffeur, Hoke, who was hired by Miss Daisy’s son, Boolie, against her wishes. Daisy is played by Liz Curtis, who brings almost forty years of stage experience to the AHA Players’, mostly in Central and South Florida. She was last seen at the Bay Street Players theatre in Eustis as Berthe the maid in Boeing Boeing for which she won a Dolly Award. Her other roles in Eustis include Aunt Gert in Lost in Yonkers, Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sister Aloysius in Doubt.She is also a featured player on The Adventures of Gerard Dupris, which can be streamed at nolanoir.com.*****The role of Hoke is played by Mark Wright-Ahern, who is a native of Apopka and proud to have been a Blue Darter. Mark has a Master of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is also an alumnus of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion and a Minor in Musical Performance.Mark has performed in several plays and operas throughout the east coast. He has worked in the opera world for many years; with companies such as the Orlando Opera and the Roanoke Symphony in Virginia.*****Bollie is played by Mark Hlavin, a resident of Apopka.  Mark has been involved in community and professional theater for over 30 years both onstage and backstage. Highlights include performing at the John Houseman Theater in New York City, traveling with the Big Apple Circus and acting in the Horror Make-up Show at Universal Studios. Mark has also starred in film, television and commercials. When he’s not on stage, you can listen to him every morning on 103.1 The Wolf as ‘Skid”.*****Apopkans will have six opportunities to see Alfred Uhry’s play, Driving Miss Daisy.  The AHA Players have scheduled performances for this weekend; April 15, 16, 17, and next, April 22, 23 and 24.  The four Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM.  The two Sunday performances are 2:00 PM matinees.Tickets for the Apopka AHA Players performances can be purchased here. Previous articleWhy bad science isn’t good for anyoneNext articleApopka Lake Jewel Festival Focuses on Family Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Keep your teen athlete fueled with these 4 vital tips

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 4 vital fuel sources your teen athlete needsHigh school can be intense, but being a student-athlete can intensify expectations.As the start of spring sports approaches, the stakes are even higher for your student to maintain the success they had the first semester. There are practices, matches and conference finals that have to fit in with exams and semester-long projects. Being a standout in the classroom and on the field requires expert-level planning and execution.That’s where parents play a huge role in helping their teen athletes keep it all in balance. Here are four easy tips to help you ensure that your teen is ready for a great season, on and off the field.Food: Allison Maurer — a sports dietitian and Gatorade consultant who has worked with high school and collegiate athletes — says, “The important thing to remember is that food is fuel. It gives athletes the energy they need to perform and also helps them recover. When planning your athletes’ meals, look for whole food sources that provide high-quality fats, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. Talk to your athlete about his or her fuel strategy before, during and after practices and games, and offer support by providing healthy, energy rich snacks.”Hydration: When exercising hard, the body cools itself through sweat. If body mass is reduced by about 2 percent, which would be 3 pounds of water weight loss in a 150-pound athlete, it can negatively affect performance, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) Position Statement on Fluid Replacement for Athletes.“Athletes lose more than water in sweat, so it’s important that they take their hydration seriously since it can impact performance,” Maurer says. “There are a number of products to meet an athlete’s hydration and fueling preferences. For those looking for an organic fueling option, I recommend G Organic, Gatorade’s latest product. It’s made with only seven ingredients and provides the same hydration benefits that athletes expect from Gatorade.”Rest: Although teens may seem to bounce back easily from a night with too little rest, the truth is that good sleep helps both learning and athletic performance. Sleep helps athletes recover, especially after they’ve pushed their limits in an intense workout. Being rested can also improve reaction time, as well as speed and accuracy. In addition, teens with earlier bedtimes had better grades than those who stayed up later and slept less, according to a study of 3,000 subjects cited by the National Sleep Foundation.Talk about these benefits with your athlete, and encourage them to go to bed and rise at the same time each day. Also, the glowing light of electronic devices can also interfere with sleep. So, help your teen come up with a strategy to power down an hour or so before bedtime in order to prepare their minds for a night of restorative sleep.Planning: Schedules have a way of colliding, and this especially happens when a huge test and a game are scheduled for the same day. Each week, sit down with your student athlete and walk through that week’s schedule. Look at practices, games, homework assignments and tests, and create a calendar. That way, if a midterm and a game take place on the same day, he or she can plan accordingly. This will help avoid a late-night, stress-filled cram session that will steal from their performance in the classroom and on the field.Life as a student-athlete means keeping everything in balance. By focusing on the body — from nutrition to time management — athletes can focus on giving their best performance this upcoming season. TAGSStudent Athlete Previous articleCongresswoman Val Demings schedules Town Hall in ApopkaNext articleBest-selling book becomes a movie Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Chat with League convert Sam Burgess upon his arrival at Bath Rugby

first_imgFriday Oct 31, 2014 Chat with League convert Sam Burgess upon his arrival at Bath Rugby Sam Burgess has arrived in Bath, ready to get stuck into training and rugby union. His move is the most talked about code swap since Sonny Bill Williams, and could possibly prove to be as effective. He was injured in the NRL Grand Final, but hopes to play again before the end of the year.Nick from Rugby Media caught up with the much hyped about league legend to hear how he is feeling ahead of what should be a challenging few months, as he gets to grips with rugby union. Do you think his transition into the sport will be smooth sailing, or he’ll take some time to find his feet and cement a position? Will he play for England eventually?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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House in Cadiz / Alfonso Alzugaray + Carlos Urzainqui

first_img Photographs Architects: Alfonso Alzugaray, Carlos Urzainqui Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Spain ArchDaily Houses House in Cadiz / Alfonso Alzugaray + Carlos Urzainqui ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/168519/house-in-cadiz-alfonso-alzugaray-carlos-urzainqui Clipboard Save this picture!© Iñaki Bergera+ 20 Share CopyAbout this officeAlfonso AlzugarayOfficeFollowCarlos UrzainquiOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCádizHousesSpainPublished on September 15, 2011Cite: “House in Cadiz / Alfonso Alzugaray + Carlos Urzainqui” 15 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House in Cadiz / Alfonso Alzugaray + Carlos UrzainquiSave this projectSaveHouse in Cadiz / Alfonso Alzugaray + Carlos Urzainqui Projects Year:  2008 CopyHouses•Cádiz, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/168519/house-in-cadiz-alfonso-alzugaray-carlos-urzainqui Clipboard Photographs:  Iñaki BergeraText description provided by the architects. The project is situated on the occidental edge of the natural park of the Estrecho, on an abrupt hillside, where the landscape value, its orientation and complicated topography were determining factors. Instead of viewing these factors as potential limits we considered them to be incentives for a better solution for the project, helping reinforce the intrinsic singularity of the emplacement. Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraOn the base platform, we establish the areas of common use (living room, kitchen, solarium…) with a swimming pool in one of its edges, while below, slightly visible, are 5 bedrooms. We understand the platform like a prolongation of the landscape, and thanks to the blocks of orange stone, forms a visual unity. Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraThe platform extends over its support, minimizing visual contact with the ground, achieving an elevated position on the hill. The view from in side the house reveals little landscape, offering a direct visual connection with the sea. The views from inside the house create a sense of weightlessness in the interior spaces of the house.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHolcim Awards Winners for Africa Middle EastArticlesNew Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Yi-Hsiang Chao Architects & Infinite StudioArticles Share “COPY” Area:  640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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House for Living in the Park / Sho Date + Shuhei Goto

first_imgArchDaily House for Living in the Park / Sho Date + Shuhei Goto 2018 Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961228/house-for-living-in-the-park-shuhei-goto-architects Clipboard Area:  117 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan House for Living in the Park / Sho Date + Shuhei GotoSave this projectSaveHouse for Living in the Park / Sho Date + Shuhei Goto Photographs:  Kenta HasegawaArchitects:Sho Date, Shuhei GotoStructural Design:Shunya TakahashiCity:KobeCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kenta HasegawaRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Bringing the Greenery into the House through the Gaps and Openings.The house faces a park frequented by residents of the community and serving as an entry point to an approach to Yuzuruha Shrine with a 1170-year history. Large green trees are lined up on the edge of the park and flowers blooming beautifully mark changes of four seasons. We envisioned a “life with the park” in designing this house.Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaThe narrow and long site, 5m wide and 17m long, is located across the street from the park on the south side. We focused on how to bring in the view of the park all the way to the end of the narrow and long site. In terms of plan, the narrow and long space is deliberately divided in the longitudinal direction and kitchen, bathroom and stairs are concentrated on the west side, while three layers of open tunnel-like spaces connecting the park and the backyard are stacked the east side. Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kenta HasegawaThe volume is divided and staggered in the north-south direction, and the marginal spacesbecomes an entrance set back from the park and a balcony enclosed by the L-shaped wall. Verandas facing the bathroom, kitchen, washroom, and backyard serve as private places, while bringing in natural light and winds at the same time.Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaIn terms of section, spaces are composed in such a way that one can have views not only of the interior but also towards the park outside and the backyard through the void space in the living room on the park side, the void space in the veranda facing the backyard, and through the gap created by setting back the third floor slab.Save this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaIn terms of structure, we chose a conventional wood post and beam structure that conveys a sense of lightness and resonates with rows of tree trunks in the park. Our idea was to create an impression that rows of trees in the park continue into the house by installing a series of posts, beams, and braces in the tunnel-like spaces continuing from the park. Moreover, floor levels are adjusted so that one’s eye level is set at the height where lush greenery of large trees can be directly seen in the most beautiful way. Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaWe aimed to create a living space as if living in the park by seamlessly connecting lower and upper floors as well as inside and outside, bringing the park environment into the entire space, and blurring the boundary between the park and the interior. Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaProject gallerySee allShow lessSkatepark Continua / MBL architectes + bureau David ApheceixSelected ProjectsGarden Expo Silo Bookstore of Library AVANT-GARDE / China Architecture Design & Rese…Selected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeSho DateOfficeFollowShuhei GotoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsKobeOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 07, 2021Cite: “House for Living in the Park / Sho Date + Shuhei Goto” 07 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?神户公园住宅,木柱梁结构外露 / 后藤周平建筑设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Kenta Hasegawa+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyHouses, House Interiors•Kobe, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961228/house-for-living-in-the-park-shuhei-goto-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Architects: Sho Date, Shuhei Goto Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houseslast_img read more

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[CLAT 2021] Deadline For Online Applications Extended To April 30

first_imgNews Updates[CLAT 2021] Deadline For Online Applications Extended To April 30 Nupur Thapliyal29 March 2021 1:49 AMShare This – xThe Consortium of National Law Universities has extended the last day for submitting online applications for the CLAT 2021 examination to April 30 2021.The recent notification dated 25th March read thus:”The Consortium of National Law Universities has extended last date for COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST (CLAT) 2021 online applications to Friday, April 30, 2021.”The last date for submission of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Consortium of National Law Universities has extended the last day for submitting online applications for the CLAT 2021 examination to April 30 2021.The recent notification dated 25th March read thus:”The Consortium of National Law Universities has extended last date for COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST (CLAT) 2021 online applications to Friday, April 30, 2021.”The last date for submission of online applications was earlier announced to be March 31, 2021. The CLAT examination, initially scheduled to be conducted on May 9 was postponed to June 13 vide notification dated January 6.According to the notification, those students who secured 45% marks or higher in their 10+2 exams will be eligible to appear for CLAT 2021. The cut-off is 40% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates.The application fee for the exam is Rs. 4,000 (Rs. 3,500 for SC/ST candidates).Read The Notification HereSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Maastrichtian stratigraphy of Antarctica

first_imgApplication of a strontium isotope stratigaphy to the Late Cretaceous sedimentary succession of Antarctica has provided the impetus for a comprehensive strati-graphical revision of the terminal Maastrichtian Stage. Both the base and top of the stage have been defined by strontium isotope dates, and a series of inter-island correlations within the James Ross Island region (north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula) indicates the presence of a 1150-m-thick sequence of fine-grained clastic sedimentary rocks. A prolific ammonite fauna has been used to define four informal biozones, and a provisional Early-Late Maastrichtian boundary established. Two regional unconformities have been identified within the Antarctic Maastrichtian succession, dated at approximately 70 Ma and 68 Ma, respectivety. Both these stratigraphical hiatuses may be linked to global sea-level regressions, as could the presence of an extremely shallow-Water fauna in the 65.4-65.3 Ma time interval. There is certainly evidence of low shallow-marine palaeotemperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula throughout the Maastrichtian and these three regressions may be glacioeustatic in origin. Antarctic Maastrichtian marine faunas are clearly of comparatively high abundance but low taxonomic diversity. There is evidence of a number of key taxonomic groups being preferentially excluded from the high Southern latitudes through the Campanian-Maastrichtian by the dual controls of low temperature and decreasing water depth. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Access to ‘Dog Beach’ Limited During Parking Lot Project

first_imgKathy McAndrew’s trip to the Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area on Wednesday was blocked by orange fencing, “no access” signs and unbudging construction workers.Access to Dog Beach is expected to be restored for the weekend but blocked again on Monday, Aug. 3.She had made the trip with her sister and her chocolate Labrador retriever.A post-Superstorm Sandy parking lot improvement project prevented McAndrew and a host of other visitors from Philadelphia, Camden, Burlington County and many nearby towns from using what’s commonly known as “Dog Beach.”The small stretch of sand on Great Egg Harbor Inlet just north of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge is one of the only beaches along the Jersey Shore where dogs are permitted in the summer.Access is expected to be restored this weekend, but blocked again on Monday.“As of today, the construction work is done for the weekend,” state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said on Friday (July 31). “They are improvising to allow pedestrian traffic to safely walk through the construction area this weekend.”Considine said parking will be available in the (fishing pier) lot across the roadway.He said there will be “No Parking” signs in the area of the bird habitat and Division of Fish and Wildlife conservation officers will be on the scene to make sure folks aren’t walking into the protected bird habitat area.Because the parking lot was closed, some visitors apparently accessed the beach through an area currently closed off for endangered bird nesting, Considine said.He said the lot is owned by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, but the work is being done by Cape May County.County Engineer Dale Foster said that Monday will be the last day of no pedestrian access to the beach through the unpaved parking lot. He said the lot will reopen to cars and pedestrians on Tuesday (Aug. 4).Foster said that even though the area is part of Atlantic County, Cape May County has jurisdictional responsibility for that part of the county road. Canines enjoy Dog Beach on Thursday before parking lot construction work started for the day.last_img read more

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Beachcombers Reunite People With Lost Treasures

first_imgLarry Friedel displays a silver earring he recently found under about a foot of beach sand in Ocean City. By TIM KELLYThe lifeguard knew something was wrong.A woman was on her hands and knees, digging through the beach sand. Oh, and she was sobbing.The woman told the lifeguard she had lost both her wedding ring and her engagement ring, antique jewelry given to her by her grandmother.Who you gonna call? Larry Friedel, beachcomber, that’s who.“Some of the Beach Patrol people know me,” said Friedel, 68, who has plied his tools of the metal detecting hobby for almost six decades now.“I started out when I was 10. When I was a kid I always found enough items of value to pay for a nice lunch or a night on the Boardwalk,” he recalled.On this particular afternoon, the woman told Friedel she took the rings off to avoid losing them. However, as what frequently happens on the beach, she lost track of the time and that she had placed the rings on a towel. She shook the towel off to remove the loose sand and didn’t remember doing so until sometime later and by then, the jewelry was nowhere to be found.Enter Larry Friedel, a lifelong Ocean City visitor and longtime homeowner, as well as owner of the 7th Street Surf Shops. The woman pinpointed a rectangular section of the beach about 20-by-30 feet and Friedel went to work.“It took me about 15 minutes to find the rings,” he said, almost embarrassed. “If the person is able to narrow down the location like that, it’s not usually too difficult.”That can also be true if the item is lost in the ocean, Friedel noted. A few weeks ago, a woman lost one of her silver earrings while surfing on an Ocean City beach. Like the woman on the dry sand, this person was able to point out an area where she was likely separated from the jewelry.Once again, the outcome resulted in finding the silver bauble, and in a matter of minutes.“It was incredible,” said the woman, who wished to remain anonymous. “I thought I’d never get it back.”Instead, Friedel donned his headphones and began sweeping the area with his waterproof metal detector, found a “hit” a short time later, dug down a few feet and there it was. Another found item, another grateful person.“It’s not always so easy,” he said. For one thing, “it’s really hard to tell the difference between a coin or a ring and a beer can pop top or a piece of a shredded beer can. But for every 10 or 15 pieces of junk, I’m also going to find two or three things worth keeping.”Metal detecting is a popular activity on beaches around the world. (Courtesy of Getty Images)It’s all in a day’s fun for Friedel.“Really, metal detecting is just another thing to get me onto the beach and into the water,” said the avid surfer (and member of the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame), fisherman, and diver. “It’s relaxing, almost a zen-like experience.”Friedel likes to search for things in the late afternoon when he takes a break after a day at his business and prior to going back to work into the evening.“Sometimes I’ll take a fishing rod,” he said. “But other times, I’ll take my metal detector along. It’s a very calming way to unwind during a break at work.”John Favano takes a more structured approach. He offers a service, Ring Finders South Jersey, which is in the quasi-business of finding lost jewelry and other valuables on the beach and in the ocean.He charges expenses (usually parking, tolls and gas) whether or not he finds the item, but if he does find it, he gratefully accepts a reward or as he calls it, an “honorarium,” which he generally puts back into the service.Recently he was called to a local beach and found a woman’s two-week-old engagement ring in “about five minutes,” he said.Friedel and Favano both said the true reward is to see the relief and gratitude on the face of the person they helped.Metal detectors have been seen around local beaches since the 1960s. They use sonar to identify metal objects buried up to 14 inches. Since the tides are constantly moving sand around, items can quickly sink deeper than that. However, storms, tides, beach replenishment projects and other factors frequently stir up the sand and bring with it items long lost.For example, Friedel once reunited a man with his high school class ring 20 years after he found it.“The ring had his initials on it, and of course the date he graduated,” Friedel explained. “There was only one person with those initials, and he was still living in the Philadelphia area (where the high school was located). He was really excited to get it back. It was interesting to call and ask, ‘Did you lose your high school class ring?’ He was pleasantly shocked.”John Favano of Ring Finders with the tools of the trade on a local beach.A good metal detector can cost between $600 and $1,200, depending on the desired features, he said.Friedel likes to combine his love of diving with metal detecting, particularly in Florida’s so-called Treasure Coast, around the Ft. Pierce area, where numerous ancient shipwrecks rest in watery graves.He’s found gold Spanish coins and “pieces of eight” or denominations of those coins commonly known as two, four or six “bits” of gold.Over the years, Friedel has found such items as an exact replica of the ring from the classic fantasy book and film “Lord of the Rings,” silver, diamonds and much more.“It’s nice to give things away as that I find,” he said, mentioning a relative who admired a certain ring that Friedel had found and presented as a holiday gift.“It’s nice to hear years later how much she loves that ring and wears it all the time,” he added.He said clearing the beaches of the junk they find such as fish hooks and sharp pieces of metal cans that could injure beachgoers is an added benefit of the hobby.There’s also the connection with the past, which gives Friedel satisfaction.“You hold a piece of gold currency in your hand from the 1700s and it gives you a sense of the humanity we share over the many years,” he said. “Here is something man-made and exchanged for goods, no different than today’s money. You realize you’re a part of preserving that history.”If you’re interested: Ring Finders of South Jersey can be found on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/lostringfinder.john.favano/For hobbyists, the South Jersey Metal Detecting Club has monthly digs and provides a social setting for enthusiasts to find metal detecting partners and to swap tips and tales of interesting finds. They can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

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Watch String Cheese Honor Their Roots For Sunday Morning Hulaween Set [Videos]

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident built their fan base like they built their sound, one step at a time, and Suwannee Hulaween‘s three straight days of jamming gave them ample opportunity to show ALL their skills. Though Cheese may be known for their ability to blend wildly differing sonic genres under one cohesive roof, at their heart, they’re a bluegrass band. It’s fitting that they went on to become a band of many faces since bluegrass itself contains elements of classical, traditional and folk music of all the homelands of the frontier settlers of the North American continent. For Sunday’s set at Hulaween, the band traditionally celebrates their humble string based roots during their daylight “Morning” set, and this year did not disappoint.Guitarist Billy Nershi and mandolin and fiddle player Michael Kang, the two Cheese heads most connected to the bluegrass origins of the band were clearly enjoying the showcase, though the full band was in fine form as a unit. Nershi danced his little dances while Kang bit hard into the dense instrumental passages the tunes afforded him. Kyle Hollingsworth proved once again that adding an organ to bluegrass creates a gospel sound both compelling and original, while percussionists Jason Haan and Michael Travis had both the hardest and easiest of times as they were the least foreshadowed in the bluegrass make up while Keith Moseley more than managed to cover the sound of an upright bass with his electrified thumping.Check out this wide assortment of bluegrass standards and songs done in Cheese’s stylized take on the genre courtesy of our own Rex-A-Vision, all from the heart of Hulaween, The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Festival. After you finish these clips, check out this pro-shot clip of their Saturday “Rollover-Space Jam” encore from Saturday and these clips of their guest Rayland Baxter‘s sit in on Friday night for more Cheese-y goodness.String Cheese Incident “White Freightliner Blues”String Cheese Incident “Whiskey Before Breakfast”String Cheese Incident “Water”last_img read more

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