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Hillberry Music Festival Announces Initial 2019 Lineup: Railroad Earth, Del McCoury, Billy Strings, More

first_imgThe Hillberry Music Festival, also known as “Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Music Festival”, is set to return to Eureka Springs, Arkansas this fall for four days and nights of music on Oct. 10th-13th. On Tuesday, event organizers shared the initial part of their 2019 performer lineup, which is led by Railroad Earth, who will play two sets, and the Del McCoury Band.Related: Railroad Earth Offers Heartfelt Tribute To The Late, Great Andy Goessling At Harvest Moon FestivalThe list of artist shared by Hillberry organizers on Tuesday afternoon also includes Billy Strings, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, the Jon Stickley Trio, and Handmade Moments, who will also play two sets. The list is rounded out by Arkansauce, Friends of the Phamily, and Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. More artists are expected to be announced between now and the fall when the event takes place.The four-day festival takes place at the picturesque area of land in northern Arkansas known as “The Farm,” located along the borders of the Mark Twain national forest in the Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs. Fans can head to the festival website for general information and ticket options.last_img read more

England quartet head for South America

first_img9 Jan 2013 England quartet head for South America British stroke play champion Sarah-Jane Boyd, English stroke play champion Alex Peters and internationals Callum Shinkwin and Jordan Smith will represent England in the South American amateur championship from 23-26 January. The 72-hole individual event will take place at the Rincón de Cajica Golf Club in Bogota, Colombia. Sarah-Jane Boyd, 21, (Truro, Cornwall) won the 2012 British women’s stroke play championship and, as a result, secured her place in this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open over the Old Course at St Andrews. Last year she also won the England Golf South West women’s championship and her third Cornwall ladies’ title. She trains with the England Golf Performance Squad. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) Alex Peters, 19, (Notts Ladies’, Nottinghamshire) won the 2012 English women’s stroke play title and was a member of England’s winning team at the women’s Home Internationals. She also won the Independent Schools’ championship, the Nottinghamshire ladies’ title and shared the Porters Park Centenary Cup. Alex, who was previously an England girl international, is also a member of the Performance Squad. Both Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire) and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) are full England internationals. Shinkwin, 19, the English under 18 champion in 2010 and a semi-finalist in the 2011 English Amateur Championship, began 2012 by winning the Hampshire Hog, finishing third in the Berkhamsted Trophy and fifth in the Darwin Salver. He won all four of his games on his full England debut against France in May then helped England win the European men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland. He also played in the Home Internationals and is a member of the England squad for this year. Smith, 20, made his full England debut in last September’s Home Internationals in Scotland. He has been a member of the winning Wiltshire team at the English County Championships for the past two years, while he reached the English Amateur semi-finals in 2012.  He also finished joint runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix and tied fifth in the Biarritz Cup in successive weeks last summer. He is also a member of the England squad for 2013.last_img read more

Bill Bryce receives Micklem Award

first_img Bill Bryce, who has spent over 40 years at the highest levels of golf administration, has received England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award for his outstanding contribution to the game. He was presented with the award by England Golf’s outgoing President, Nigel Evans, at the organisation’s annual meeting today. “I feel honoured and delighted to receive this award and to join such a distinguished list of former recipients,” said Bill. “Golf has been a huge part of my life and it has given me so much. A great deal of that is due to my involvement with the English Golf Union and England Golf, for which I am very grateful.” Bill is a Scot who has been one of the most prominent figures in England golfing life, having been President of the former English Golf Union and, most recently, chairing the England Golf Partnership for ten years until his retirement last year. But his contribution to the game extends far beyond England, for he has been a member of the R&A since 1974, chairing three of its committees, and has also represented England on the European Golf Association council and been a member of its championship committee.  As a referee he has officiated at 10 Open Championships, three US Masters, one Ryder Cup and two Walker Cups as well as the St Andrews and Jacques Leglise Trophies. He has also visited the United States and Japan on many occasions representing the R&A. Bill began playing golf in Glasgow, where he was born. He was reserve for the Scottish Boys’ team v England Boys in 1951 and later captained the Glasgow University team, receiving a “Blue” and going on to play for Scottish Universities. Bill qualified as a Scottish solicitor in 1957 and after two years in practice in Glasgow joined the Distillers Company in London as a legal adviser. When Distillers was taken over by Guinness in 1986 Bill continued with that company until his retirement in 1994. Bill joined Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 1960 and was club champion in 1963 and 1974, the year in which he became the youngest-ever Captain, apart from H R H The Prince of Wales who was Captain in 1926. He still holds that distinction. He was President of the club from 2003 to 2013 and on his retirement was elected a Life Member Bill played for Surrey during the 1970s and was county captain for three years, going on to be County President from 1986 to 1988. He represented Surrey on the EGU Council and was Chairman of the Championship and National Coaching committees. Bill was elected a Vice-President of the Artisan Golfers’ Association in December 1992. He was elected President in November 2003 following the death of the previous incumbent Sir Anthony Hollis, a month or two earlier. He is still President of the AGA. Bill no longer plays competitive golf but still enjoys a few holes with friends at Royal Mid-Surrey and Walton Heath, of which he is an Honorary Member. He tries to get to the other clubs of which he is a member at least once a year: Prestwick in Scotland, The R&A in St Andrews and Merion in the United States. Bill Bryce (right) receives the Micklem Award from Nigel Evans (image © Leaderboard Photography) 14 Apr 2016 Bill Bryce receives Micklem Award last_img read more

2014 Boss of the Year Honorees Selected

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Thurston County Chamber The fifth annual Boss of the Year recognition, sponsored by the Thurston County Chamber and Express Employment Professionals, will be presented at the Chamber’s December 10 Forum.This year, three individuals will be recognized – Steve Hall, City Manager of the City of Olympia, Dr. Yong Liu, Microbiology Laboratory Director at Washington State Department of Agriculture, and Rae-Lynn Bidon, Chief Operating Officer at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates.Selection criteria was based on exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, execution, ethics, service and/or knowledge.  Supporting staff members played a role in their boss’s nomination. From there, Saint Martin’s University business students played a key role in the selection process, interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.Join us as we recognize and celebrate these individuals for their leadership in the workplace.Forum is held at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Center on Wednesday, December 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..  The cost is $35 general admission, $25 for online prepaid Chamber members and $30 for members at the door. Reservations are requested at www.thurstonchamber.comForum is sponsored by:Versoria, Pacific Northwest Auction Services and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.last_img read more

Thurston Night Pub Quiz at O’Blarney’s Irish Pub in Olympia

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by O’Blarney’s Irish PubEveryone knows that one person that loves to impress others with the random knowledge and facts they have accumulated over time. O’Blarney’s Irish Pub in Olympia hosts a weekly opportunity for people over 21-years-old like this to showcase their trivia knowledge while enjoying good company, food, and beer.  This event is a great time to team up with some fellow trivia lovers and put your knowledge to the test against other members of the community.Appetizer sampler at O’Blarney’s. Photo courtesy: O’Blarney’s Irish PubThese Pub Quiz Nights occur just about every Thursday night from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or so. The event is a great way to end the day, is free to participate in, and the top three teams win gift cards.  Usually, Pub Quiz Nights are sponsored by a local or regional brewery so there are fun giveaways throughout the night. In the past, these giveaways have included pint glasses, t-shirts, and other merchandise from the sponsoring brewery. Come early and enjoy a burger or sandwich along with $3 Micro Brews starting at 6:00 p.m.  If you are feeling extra hungry, there is a Steak Special on Thursdays as well. For $9.99 you can get an 8 oz. Sirloin steak with roasted vegetables, baked potato, or fries.This combination of trivia, local beer, food, and fun make O’Blarney’s Irish Pub of Olympia a premier destination to be on a Thursday night. O’Blarney’s hopes to see you at this Pub Quiz Night and others throughout the rest of the summer. These events are an excellent way to spend time with old friends while meeting a few new ones along the way. For more information about O’Blarney’s specials or other events go to their Facebook page or Website.last_img read more