Ocean City Historical Museum Sponsors Antiques Appraisal Tonight

first_imgAntiques expert Bruce Dooley will conduct appraisals at the Ocean City Senior Center on May 21.Do you have an antique or collectible that you’ve had questions about, but have never known whom to ask or where to start? Maybe it was something you found at a yard sale and always wondered about it.On Thursday, May 21, the Ocean City Historical Museum welcomes Bruce Dooley and Bill Booth of Elwood Antiques. Bruce has been in the antique business for over 30 years. He has given numerous appraisals to various civic and historical groups. Bruce and his partner, Dennis Stanford, are the owners of Ideal Blend Antiques in Hammonton, NJ and Elwood Antiques in Elwood, NJ (located on the White Horse Pike).This event will be held in the Senior Center of the Community Center (18th Street & Simpson Avenue) Bring your item to our event. The cost is $5 per item, and we ask that you limit your items to three per person. Participants will be welcomed starting at 6 p.m.If you are curious about antiques and have enjoyed that PBS program that highlights antiques, you are welcome to join us. The general public will be admitted free of charge at 6:45 p.m. Audience members will not be able to have items appraised. Seating will be limited. The appraisals will begin promptly at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the museum at 609-399-1801.The museum, which is at 1735 Simpson Ave., has new hours of operation in 2015: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.— News release from the Ocean City Historical Museumlast_img read more

Leftover Salmon Has Huge Plans To Finish Out Their Jam-Packed 2018

first_img[Video: Jason Kovich]Next, the band has a number of dates with the Rumpke Mountain Boys, purveyors of a style of bluegrass they hilariously call “Trashgrass.” Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, the group features Jason Wolf, Ben Gourley, Adam Copeland, and JD Westmoreland, with the quartet focused on creating psychedelic, honest live shows with an emphasis on high-octane improvisation. Leftover Salmon and Rumpke Mountain Boys will first join up on October 3rd during a performance in Kent, Ohio, followed up by shows at Covington, KY’s Madison Theater on October 4th and Indianapolis’ Vogue Theatre on October 5th.Rumpke Mountain Boys with Vince Herman – “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” – Cabin Fever 2018 [Video: Joshua Ames]As Leftover Salmon’s Midwest run winds to a close, on October 6th, the band will head to Chicago for a performance at Park West with Amy Helm as part of the newly launched multi-day Chicago music showcase, The Big Weekend. Amy Helm, daughter of late The Band drummer/vocalist Levon Helm, is a powerful songstress whose well-rounded sound reflects inspiration from Americana, country, blues, the gospel, and more. Previously, Helm teamed up with Leftover during a Rex Foundation benefit in San Francisco, adding her soulful vocals to the Grateful Dead‘s “Standing on the Moon” among other famed tracks.Leftover Salmon with Amy Helm – “Standing On The Moon” [Grateful Dead cover] – Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – 12/6/2014 [Video: Travelin Light]Following the group’s second annual music festival, Fish Out Of Water Festival in August, Leftover Salmon hit the road again in September, kicking off their extensive fall tour plans after a jam-packed summer. Currently, the group is preparing for a highly anticipated Midwest run during this leg of their Something Higher fall tour, which features a killer cast of fan-favorite artists as support for the duration of the six-night sprint.On October 2nd, Leftover Salmon will kick off their Midwest run in Pittsburgh at The Rex. For this performance, the band will be joined by Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson and Mimi Naja, two powerful up-and-comers in the Americana scene. The pair will open the show with a special tribute to Gillian Welch in honor of her birthday. No strangers to collaboration, Fruition and Leftover Salmon have already established a close relationship. In addition to sharing the bill at various festivals around the country over the years, Leftover Salmon has tapped Fruition as support in the past, including for a New Year’s Eve run a few years ago during which Mimi joined the band for a stirring cover of Adele‘s “Hello”.Leftover Salmon & Mimi Naja – “Hello” [Adele cover] – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – 1/1/2016 [Video: hilsquest]Once Leftover Salmon wraps up their upcoming Midwest tour, the band will take a few weeks off before gearing up for their highly anticipated Halloween run. Spanning five nights, the pinnacle of the run will be a two-night stand at 10 Mile High Music Hall, a brand-new music venue in Frisco, Colorado. Remaining true to their Colorado roots, Leftover Salmon also has a two-night Thanksgiving run at Denver’s Gothic Theatre in September on the books. Finally, the band plans to ring in 2019 with a four-night New Year’s Eve run that begins with stops in Crystal Bay, Nevada, on December 28th and Chico, California, on December 29th. From there, the group heads to Phil Lesh‘s San Rafael, CA venue, Terrapin Crossroads, to ring in the new year on December 30th and 31st.For more information and for ticketing for any of these upcoming shows, head to Leftover Salmon’s website here. Plus, keep your eyes peeled, as the band is scheduled to release more tour dates next week!center_img [Video: Nitecat Media]To close out their Midwest sprint, Leftover Salmon will head to Nashville, Tennessee. For this performance at 3rd & Lindsley, the group will be joined by Davisson Brothers Band, a famed country music ensemble from the hills of West Virginia. Headed by brothers Chris Davisson (lead guitar, slide guitar) and Donnie Davisson (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), the band is rounded out by Russell Reppert (bass guitar, background vocals) and long-time friend Aaron Regester (drums). Though the group has found critical and commercial success in the country music world, the band is filled with top-notch pickers and performers, and have a history of collaborating with Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman dating back to their debut over a decade ago.Davisson Brothers with Vince Herman Colorado favorites Leftover Salmon have had a big year, and the beloved genre-blending bluegrass act shows no signs of stopping as we enter the fall. Currently, the group is about to kick off a highly anticipated Midwest run, which will span from October 2nd through 7th and see support from Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson and Mimi Naja, the Rumpke Mountain Boys, Amy Helm, and Davisson Brothers Band.The band released their critically acclaimed new album, Something Higher, in March—a follow-up to 2014’s studio album, High Country, and 2016’s standout anniversary live album, 25. Produced by the band’s long-time producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Something Higher was recorded at the famous Wavelab Studio in Tucson, Arizona, in analog and shows Leftover Salmon at their finest—drawing upon and infusing a dizzying breadth of influences ranging from zydeco to R&B to jazz, blues, bluegrass, and more.Already, Leftover Salmon has completed the first successful leg of their Something Higher promotional tour. In the spring, the band rolled embarked on a nationwide tour, and throughout the year, Leftover Salmon has continued to check off major landmark moments. On May 5th, the band played a special home-state show at Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, co-headlining with iconic Grateful Dead original bassist Phil Lesh and his spin-off project, The Terrapin Family Band. At the show, the group had a number of surprises in store for the sold-out crowd, including a surprise sit-in with Phil and company to kick off the bassist’s set.Phil Lesh, The Terrapin Family Band, & Leftover Salmon – “Cumberland Blues” – Red Rocks 2018last_img read more

Bob Weir Reflects Back On The Night Jerry Garcia Died In New Interview

first_imgBob Weir is considered by many within the Grateful Dead community as one of the more interesting men in music, if not the world. After all, the 71-year-old was a leading figure in the 1960s counterculture movement, and spent thirty years of his life constantly performing around the country while standing beside one of rock’s biggest legends in Jerry Garcia. So it’s no surprise that when the Dead & Company guitarist/singer decides to speak about his own long strange trip, especially in relation to Garcia, Deadheads listen.Related: Bob Weir, Jackie Greene Sing National Anthem Ahead Of Golden State Warriors NBA Playoff Game In a lengthy new interview and profile on Weir published by GQ on Tuesday, Weir takes a stroll down memory lane while reflecting on his literal mindset the night that Garcia died in 1995. Weir was on tour in New Hampshire with another band, RatDog, and had been sleeping and dreaming of a little adventure where he found some invisible paint, only to be stumbled upon by Garcia.“He was looking really splendid. His hair was black again. He was tall. And he had a velour cape on.” Weir said of his late friend as he saw him in the dream that night. “He had a real sort of intense look in his eye. He looked straight at me, and then through me, and then he stepped into me … So Jerry came to me pretty directly that night.”Weir would wake up to find out, along with the rest of the music community, that Garcia died overnight from a heart attack.Weir goes on to discuss how another dream led to the inspiration of forming one of his current bands, Wolf Bros. He also shares some thoughts on his current healthier lifestyle in relation to his past use of alcohol and prescription medication.“There was a time, way back, when getting trashed and completely nuts was, I felt, my best approach to the blank page—which is a horrifying prospect in and of itself,” Weir added in the lengthy profile. “But I’ve been there and done that, and I don’t think there is anything more to be found there for me. What I want now is to be in the same frame of mind when I wake up in the morning as when I went to bed. That’s pretty much how I operate.”Fans can catch Weir with Dead & Company when the band kicks off a month-long 2019 summer tour in Mountain View, CA this Friday, May 31st. For tickets and tour information, head to the band’s official website.You can read the full GQ profile on Bob Weir here.last_img read more

Puppies sniff out student stress

first_imgWet noses warmed student hearts at the first “Puppy Days” event, held at Notre Dame’s Knights of Columbus building Friday. The event, sponsored by student government’s Constituent Services Committee and Circle K, brought five dogs and a rabbit from the Humane Society of St. Joseph County to campus to relieve student stress, event coordinator Lizzie Helpling, a sophomore, said. “Because we live on a college campus, we’re isolated from ‘petable’ animals,” she said. “Talking to my friends, pets are what they miss most at college.” More than 500 students attended the event, five times the number organizers planned for, Helpling said. “From having a dog at home, I know how relaxing it is to pet an animal,” she said. “This gives students a taste of home and shows them the responsibilities of owning a pet just out of college.” The Humane Society welcomed the chance to come to campus, outreach coordinator Genny Carlson said. “I’m glad there are so many students who love animals,” she said. “We always look for events like this.” Carlson brought dogs she knew could handle a crowd, such as Jack, a chow mix known affectionately as “Happy Jack.” Another dog, a yellow lab and Shar Pei mix named Alex, spent the morning at a grade school before visiting Notre Dame. “I saw him coming in from the school and brought him right here,” Carlson said. “It gets them out of the shelter for an afternoon. They get lots of love and dog treats.” Many students said they attended the event because they miss their pets from home. Freshman Katie Bascom said she attended because she misses her golden retriever, who lives 600 miles away from campus. “I actually didn’t come because of stress,” she said. “I miss my dog.” Bascom said she would love to attend another Puppy Days event featuring another popular pet. “I would love to see kittens here,” she said. “Everyone loves to play with kittens.” The Humane Society saw the event as a chance to promotevolunteering opportunities to students, she said. “For volunteers, we want people who have the time to dedicate to [the animals,]” Carlson said. Sophomore Lindsay Rojas said the event helped her cope with being away from her pet Shih Tzu, Gizmo. “I couldn’t pick a favorite [dog],” she said. “It really helped with stress.” On-campus service organization Circle K volunteers support at the Humane Society, senior Jessica Choi, leader of that volunteering effort, said. “It means a lot to me that we got the Humane Society out to campus,” she said Friday. “The project died down, and I’ve been trying to revive it for the last three years. Bringing it back as a project and event, especially with all these people here, is amazing.” Choi said Circle K is always looking for more volunteers to add to the group, which trains the animals for adoption by walking them and spending time with them. “In terms of volunteers, we want dedicated people with lots of love for service and animals,” she said. “They have to have a lot of time.” For more information on the Humane Society and volunteering with Circle K, visit http://www.humanesocietystjc.orglast_img read more

Army Expanding UAS Fleet, Speeding Up Delivery

first_imgBy Dialogo January 31, 2011 The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System assets such as the Gray Eagle and expanding the size and range of its overall fleet to include a Family of Small UAS and a Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing UAS, service officials said. “We’re going to accelerate Gray Eagle yet again. We’re accelerating from two systems per year to three systems per year, which will result in seventeen systems being procured by FY 2014,” said Tim Owings, deputy project manager for Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems. A Defense Acquisition Board in February of this year is expected to confirm the addition of two more Low Rate Initial Production Gray Eagle systems – each consisting of 12 air vehicles, five ground control stations and five additional attrition vehicles, Owings said. Two Gray Eagles Deployed The Army has already deployed two Gray Eagle “Quick Reaction Capabilities.” One QRC is now flying with Army Soldiers in Iraq and another is with U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, Owings said. The 28-foot-long surveillance aircraft has a 56-foot wingspan and is able to beam images from up to 29,000 feet for more than 24 hours at a time. The QRC Gray Eagle aircraft are equipped with a laser designator, Signals Intelligence capability and an Electro-Optical/Infrared camera designed to survey the ground below, track enemy movements and hone in on targets. They are also equipped to carry HELLFIRE missiles, Owings said. “We did just complete the weaponization of QRC 1 in Iraq. We now have flown flights in Iraq with the full weapons suite. They will have to go through a safety certification process on a firing range before they are allowed to go live,” Owings said. The QRC concept is designed to bring needed technologies to the battlefield in advance of a formal program of record in order to sharpen requirements and get desired capability in the hands of Soldiers sooner. The Gray Eagle program will also go through a configuration change which will allow the Army to divide the systems up into three platoon-sized elements, Owings said. This will allow the Army to keep some aircraft back in the United States for training purposes while keeping most of the systems forward-positioned in theater.last_img read more

Nassau, Suffolk Cops Hosting National Night Out Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police cruiser.Nassau and Suffolk county police are inviting the public to events Tuesday evening aimed at fostering community relationships to help prevent crime as a part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime.The festivities include weapons safety lessons and demonstrations, Child Safety Information and ID Kits, guest speakers as well as free food and entertainment.The National Association of Town Watch sponsors the events on the first Tuesday in August in an effort to promote crime prevention programs and cultivate relationships between neighborhood precincts, local business owners and civic groups.National Night Out has evolved into a nationwide campaign including over 37 million people from all 50 states since 1984.In Suffolk, five of the seven precincts will be hosting the following events:First Precinct: Wyandanch Park, 792 Mount Ave., Wyandanch, 4-8 p.m.Second Precinct: Manor Field, East 5th Street, Huntington Station, 2-6 p.m.Third Precinct: Target Store parking lot, 838 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 5:30-8 p.m.Fourth Precinct: Target Store parking, 98 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack, 5-8 p.m.Fifth Precinct: Martha Avenue Park, Martha Avenue, North Bellport, 6 p.m.In Nassau County, four of the former eight precincts will be hosting the following 11 events:First Precinct: Cow Meadow Park, Freeport, 7-9 p.m. and Veteran’s Memorial Park, East Meadow Ave. and Prospect Ave., East Meadow, 7-9 p.m.Second Precinct: Target Store, 3850 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, 6-9:30 p.m. and Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay.Third Precinct: Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park on Grace Ave., Great Neck Plaza 6-9:30 p.m. and Williston Park Village Gazebo, Hillside Ave. and Concord St., 6 p.m., Westbury/New Cassel parade starts at the Salvation Army, 992 Prospect Ave. in New Cassel at 5 p.m.Fourth Precinct: Cedarhurst Park, Cedarhurst Ave. and Summit Ave., 6-10 p.m., Dutch Broadway Park, 2161 Dutch Bwy., Elmont, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Echo Park on Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead, 6-10 p.m.last_img read more

Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker Acquitted of Rape Charge

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Goldman Sachs investment banker has been acquitted following a trial in which he was accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish tourist in the Hamptons two years ago.Suffolk County Judge Barbara Kahn found Jason Lee not guilty Wednesday of first-degree rape, sexual misconduct and assault.East Hampton Town Police had arrested the 38-year-old man after the woman accused him of sexually assaulting her at a rented home in August 2013.Lee’s attorney reportedly argued that the sex was consensual and prosecutors argued that there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt, despite the judge’s verdict.last_img read more

5 effective ways for credit unions to improve member experience

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a world that battles competition ruthlessly, every single day, the philosophy guiding credit unions comes as a whiff of fresh air. It isn’t a profit-centric mentality that guides this industry but an all-inclusive “for the benefit of members” approach. This sense of community is extremely inspiring in the day and age we live in. But how can credit unions make sure that they can keep this philosophy alive and stay relevant amidst such hectic digitization? On top of that, how can credit unions guarantee member loyalty and growth?The secret lies in managing the member experience.  Member experience takes into account all the feedback from members and puts it into perspective in order for credit unions to address issues and tackle them. By working on member feedback, you convey to your members that “sense of community” is not merely a trending phrase but a sacrosanct philosophy which you respect and value. Managing member experience, however, doesn’t end with collecting feedback. It starts there and culminates in loop closure.Ideally, managing member feedback should involve the following stages: continue reading »last_img read more

Keeping members virtually safe – Should credit unions issue virtual cards?

first_imgIt’s fairly well known that as chip cards and chip card readers are putting a big dent in fraud conducted at the point-of-sale (counterfeit fraud), the bad guys are shifting their efforts to committing fraud online. E-commerce fraud (52%) clearly outweighs swiped fraud (28%) on credit cards, with debit card fraud still experiencing swiped fraud, since not as many debit cards have been reissued with chips – that will change by the end of this year. Meanwhile, ecommerce breaches are popping up in the news with increasing frequency. What can a credit union do to help members stay safe when shopping online? One solution is to offer virtual cards. A virtual card is a separate temporary card number, associated with the member’s credit card account, randomly generated. The temporary card number has no real-life plastic version – it only exists as a number, an expiry and a CVV2. When a member wants to shop online at a site that is not known or trusted, or give a card number over the phone to a merchant that the member has reason to believe may not keep the card number secure, the member goes online, requests a virtual card, copies the card number onto the e-commerce site, or reads the card number over the phone. Think of the virtual card number as a token representation of the real card – a token that looks like and works like a credit card. Virtual cards come in three types: 1) Burner cards, which are single use cards. Once the virtual number is charged, the card is expired. If it is breached, it cannot be authorized. 2) Single merchant cards, which can be used multiple times, but only with a single merchant. If a member is planning on ordering multiple items, or multiple items will ship at different times, the card will authorize for that merchant. But after the first authorization, the card cannot be used with any other merchant. 3) Limited time cards, in which the member sets an expiry date, in order to shop at multiple sites, but only within a strict period. For example, the virtual card could be authorized for use over a two-day period or up to a one-year period.  The card could also be used for a Netflix subscription or for monthly deliveries of meal kits. In addition, each of the cards typically have a spending limit, for both a single transaction and total card usage. If the virtual card number is compromised, the true card number remains safe, and the breached virtual card number is limited by its expiry, or merchant or both, making it virtually worthless to a fraudster. Virtual cards are in the market today, but consumers who want this have two choices. For a true virtual credit card, a consumer can get a credit card with a financial institution that also offers virtual cards. Bank of America calls their virtual card program ShopSafe, while Citi refers to their program as Virtual Account Number. Both are free. The other option is from various third-parties that offer different forms of virtual cards. Privacy.com allows anyone to enroll their checking/saving/share draft account, and after installing a browser extension and following the instant account validation, immediately access virtual cards. The drawback to this approach is that each transaction using the virtual card draws immediately from the consumer’s account, much like a debit card works. Another third party that offers virtual cards is netspend, which is primarily a prepaid debit card, but also offers the ability to generate a temporary card number online and then cancel the temporary card online. Although virtual cards seem like a panacea for keeping a member safe when shopping online, there are a few drawbacks and some major criticisms against this unique capability. There are some hotels and some car rental agencies that validate a reservation by requesting to see the same card used to make the reservation. If a virtual card is used, not only is there no plastic representation of the card to show, but most likely the member didn’t write down or capture separately the full card number. If a member makes a purchase online, then returns an item to a brick and mortar store, the credit for the purchase is typically put back on the same card, by swiping or inserting the card at the returns desk. With no card to show, the only option the consumer may have is to accept store credit. Setting an expiry date provides a level of protection but can also cause unintended problems. Some merchants charge upon shipping, which could be several days or even weeks after the order. If the expiration date is set too soon, the order may be cancelled when the card doesn’t authorize. And most importantly, virtual cards offer very little protection over the real credit card. Visa and Mastercard both offer zero liability in case of fraud, and many issuers offer next day replacement for cards that need to be reissued. Some issuers who used to offer virtual cards, including AmEx, Discover, and Chase, found that the low number of users did not justify the cost of maintaining the functionality and subsequently dropped the service. Benefit to credit unionsThe key reasons why a credit union would consider offering virtual credit cards to its members is to help reduce fraud and to create a “sticky” member service. There is a cost to offer this service, but there is a cost of fraud – reissuing cards, shipping a replacement card overnight, refunding amounts to a breached debit account. And this service is popular with those who use it – so much so that it may keep a member from leaving just because virtual cards are offered. Luckily, virtual cards are not the only option to protecting members from card-not-present fraud. Using Apple Pay in-app and in browser where merchants have added Apple Pay as a payment acceptance method assures the user that a secure token is used in the transaction, if you are shopping from your phone. If shopping from a desktop or laptop or from a phone, using Visa Checkout or Masterpass also affords the same level of protection as Apple Pay where accepted – again the payment is tokenized. And the best part, the cost to the credit union to enroll in Apple Pay, Visa Checkout and Masterpass is less than creating virtual cards. 72SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lou Grilli Lou Grilli is a Senior Innovation Strategist. Lou is tasked with building and shaping a superior payment and member experience capability for PSCU and its Owner credit unions. Lou’s … Web: https://www.pscu.com Detailslast_img read more

Dow futures jump 400 points, extending post-election rally

first_imgDow futures jump 400 points, extending post-election rally Search quotes, news & videoslast_img