Rascal Flatts Give Patriotic Performance on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The hit country pop group Rascal Flatts gave a patriotic performance at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville on Saturday, getting fans dancing despite the steady rain.After Jackie Lee and Laura Lane got the audiences’ cowboy boots kicking for Ohio-based Rascal Flatts opened up their set with their upbeat song, “Stand” and continued to play their hits such as “My Wish,” “I Like the Sound of That” and “Bless the Broken Road.” Even though fans were shivering in the cold rain, the band heated things up when they played another one of their hits, “Summer Nights.” The group includes Gary LeVox on lead vocals, Joe Don Rooney on lead guitar and pianist Jay DeMarcus, who is LeVox’s second cousin.“On 9/11, we actually had to leave that night for Albuquerque,” Gary LeVox told the crowd, noting the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks the day before. “Most people stayed home ‘cause, you know, it was such a tragic and horrific day, you know, in United States history. But for Rascal Flatts, we felt an obligation to continue to go to work just to show that you didn’t win anything, nothing. So, from 2001, we work every 9/11 out of spite.”The crowd at the sold-out show responded by chanting “USA!” The show came after Rascal Flatts were nominated for County Music Awards group of the year award to add to their many accolades.All through out the performance, LeVox put the microphone out toward the audience allowing their voices be heard singing along to the songs. LeVox in his song “Easy,” had one of his backup singers, Tia, perform lead with him in an incredible duet. They had also did a cover of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” that took the fans’ breath away between the staging, the lights and emotional performance.The show went on despite the persistent rain. Saving their biggest hit song for last, from the Disney movie Cars, “Life is A Highway,” the band left the crowd in a joyful and happy mindset. They were dancing and singing along, not wanting the show to end.last_img read more

Drinking from the fire hose of knowledge

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Amanda BrennemanLast year, drinking water out of a fire hose became my modus operandi.From learning about Strategic Planning at Wharton, to a new position as Program Manager at the Northwest Credit Union Association, to marrying my best friend Michael—all within 3 months of each other—it goes without saying 2014 was busy. But, no complaints on my end because every single opportunity continues to grow, shape and equip me for what’s ahead.And what’s ahead is now CEO Institute II at Cornell.Looking back on the education received at Wharton—the professors I met, the professional relationships I developed, and the project I worked on—taught me some things… Here are just a few:Balance. One thing I noticed about many of the CEOs and other executives I had the opportunity to chat with, was their emphasis on work/life balance. continue reading »last_img read more

Aguilar drives in 3 runs, Marlins outlast Nationals 11-8

first_img Written By Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 25th August, 2020 08:46 IST Aguilar Drives In 3 Runs, Marlins Outlast Nationals 11-8 Jesús Aguilar drove in three runs and the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 11-8 on Monday night, taking three of the five games in the series COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 25th August, 2020 08:46 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Jesús Aguilar drove in three runs and the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 11-8 on Monday night, taking three of the five games in the series.Miami entered the series on a five-game losing streak. They now exit Nationals Park just above .500 at 12-11.Aguilar’s two-run double was part of a huge third inning for Miami off Nationals starter Austin Voth (0-3). The Marlins scored five runs with two-outs and six total, turning a one-run lead into a 7-0 advantage.Pablo López (3-1) allowed six hits and three runs – none earned – in five solid innings.Adam Eaton hit a three-run homer in the eighth for Washington – his second of the season — and matched a career-high with four RBIs. Juan Soto went 4 for 5 for Washington, which has alternated wins and losses over its last 11 games.After being hit hard early on with coronavirus related postponements and roster changes, Miami was helped in Washington with Miguel Rojas and Jorge Alfaro returning from the COVID-19 injured list. Also, promising newcomers Sixto Sánchez and Jesús Sánchez made their debuts.Brandon Kintzler earned his sixth save of the season.VOTING AT THE PARKThe Washington Nationals announced on Monday that Nationals Park would serve as a November election site. “Nationals Park is a civic asset and the Nationals will always work to ensure that it can be utilized in service to the community in as many ways as possible,” Nationals owner Mark D. Lerner said.Lerner went on to say the Nationals were “thrilled to help alleviate some of the challenges associated with voting during a pandemic”.ROMERO INJUREDWashington placed left-hander Seth Romero on the 10-day injured list after he broke his non-throwing right hand during a fall late Saturday. Manager Dave Martinez said the Nationals 2017 first-round draft pick slipped on stairs and tried to brace his fall. The 24-year-old appeared in three games going 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: Placed LHP Stephen Tarpley (right oblique strain) on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Aug. 22.Nationals: Martinez said that 2B Starlin Castro was doing well after surgery and that Castro wants to return in three weeks. Martinez did not offer a timetable for Castro’s return. … LHP Sean Doolittle (right knee fatigue) was scheduled to throw Monday and be reevaluated afterwards.UP NEXTMarlins: Miami travels to New York to face the Mets in a four-game series starting with a doubleheader of seven-inning games on Tuesday. Manager Don Mattingly has yet to announce his starters.Nationals: Right-hander Erick Fedde (1-2, 2.55 ERA) will take the mound in the opener of a three-game series against visiting Philadelphia on Tuesday.Image credits: AP LIVE TVlast_img read more

Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour Sites Announced

first_imgLOVERS OF HISTORY are invited to tour 45 different local sites during “Weekend in Old Monmouth,” held throughout Monmouth County, on May 2 and 3.During the annual event, all entrance fees are waived. Many of the sites are staffed by members of local historical societies, who are happy to answer questions about the rich history and architecture around us.People can visit All Saint’s Memorial Church in Navesink to see the beautiful stained glass windows, climb the narrow steps of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, or visit Dr. Cooke’s Medical Office in Holmdel and see the curious tools from the doctor’s black bag.“Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for any- one interested in history and architecture,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the county’s Historical Commission, the coordinator of the weekend event.“The sites on the tour are generally operated independently of one another, but this special tour project coordinates the hours of operation at several locations so history buffs can travel by foot, bicycle or car to enjoy and take in many of the county’s rich historic places all in one weekend.”John Fabiano, executive director of the Historical Com- mission, said the tours are grouped by theme or geography. “Tour visitors can see the places in any order of their own selection. The proposed starting points are just suggestions for those who may be seeking guidance.”The tours also represent several historic themes:• Shore: While the tour includes sites on the north, (Sandy Hook), central (Ocean Grove) and southern shores, (National Guard Militia Museum) the drive along the shore is one of the best ways to feel and appreciate Monmouth County’s relationship to the ocean.Faith: Architectural gems of each of the last three centuries, 18th century Christ Church in Shrewsbury, 19th century All Saints Memorial in Middletown and 20th century St. Catharine’s in Spring Lake. In addition, Old Tennent Church in Manalapan is closely tied to the Battle of Monmouth and the Friends Meeting House in Shrewsbury represents one of the oldest worship traditions in Monmouth County.The Revolutionary War: The Revolution is visited here, not only the major sites in the Monmouth Battlefield area, but in lesser known places such as the Burrowes Mansion in Matawan, Marlpit Hall and the Murray Farm, both in Middletown.Military: There is Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook, the most heavily fortified installation on the East Coast for much of the 20th century, the National Historic Landmark Monmouth Battlefield in Manalapan and one of the more fascinating, but lesser known museums, the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt with museum exhibits and fighter aircraft and tanks.Preservation: Marlpit Hall in Middletown was the first restored house museum in the region, dating from its 1930s opening.Other elements on the tour also include lighthouses, Victorian homes, agriculture, industry, education and science.The following sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3:All Saints Memorial Church, MiddletownAllaire Historic Village, WallAllen House, Shrewsbury Ardena School Museum, HowellBurrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan Centennial Cottage, Ocean Grove, Neptune Christ Church, ShrewsburyCovenhoven House, FreeholdDr. Cooke’s Medical Office, Holmdel Eatontown Museum, EatontownEden Woolley House, OceanOld First Church, MiddletownFirst Presbyterian Church, RumsonFriends Meeting House, ShrewsburyGreat Auditorium, Ocean Grove Holmes-Hendrickson House, HolmdelInfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans), WallJewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold TownshipKeyport Fire Museum, KeyportLongstreet Farm, Historic, HolmdelMacKenzie House, HowellMarlpit Hall & Taylor-Butler House, MiddletownMonmouth Battlefield Monument at the Monmouth County Courthouse, FreeholdMonmouth Battlefield State Park, ManalapanMonmouth County Historical Association Museum, FreeholdJoseph Murray Farmhouse, MiddletownNational Guard Militia Museum, Sea GirtOakley Farm House, Freehold TownshipOcean Grove Historical Museum, Ocean GroveOld Yellow Meeting House, Upper FreeholdRed Bank Woman’s Club, Red BankRoosevelt BoroughSt. Catharine’s Church, Spring LakeSandy Hook Lighthouse, MiddletownSeabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, RumsonSeabrook-Wilson House, MiddletownStrauss Mansion Museum, Atlantic HighlandsOld Tennent Church, ManalapanTwin Lights Lighthouse, HighlandsVillage Inn, EnglishtownOld Wall Historical Society, WallWalnford, Historic, Upper FreeholdWilson Hall at Monmouth University, West Long BranchWest Freehold School Museum, Freehold TownshipAfter April 15, a detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the Monmouth County website at visitMonmouth.com.On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available.last_img read more