The full tour schedule can be seen below, and more information is available on the band’s website.The Groove Orient Fall Tour Dates9/3 Dunedin Brewery Dunedin, FL9/9 Tanquerays Orlando, FL9/10 Ruby’s Elixer St. Petersburg, FL9/17 One Stop Asheville, NC (WSP After Party)9/18 Arts in The Heart Festival Augusta, GA9/23 Planet Sarbez St. Augustine, FL (WSP After Party)9/24 + 9/25 Pass The Good Music Festival Vertex Springs in Ponce De Leon, FL9/27 + 9/28 Preservation Pub Knoxville, TN9/29 Martin’s Downtown Roanoke, VA9/30 Blue Side Frederick, MD10/1 Meeting of the MINDS Music & Camping Festival Schuylkill Haven, PA10/6 The Social Orlando, FL (TGO ft. Kaleigh Baker supporting The Main Squeeze)10/7 Crowbar Ybor City, FL (TGO ft. Kaleigh Baker supporting The Main Squeeze)10/8 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL (TGO ft. Kaleigh Baker supporting The Main Squeeze)10/27 10/30 Suwannee Hulaween Live Oak, FL (Kaleigh Baker w/ The Groove Orient)[Photo by Arielle D’Ornellas, poster art by Jimmy Rector] Closing out their first ever national tour with a sold out show in their hometown, versatile Orlando rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Groove Orient shows no signs of slowing down! The band has just released their first wave of Fall Tour dates, including Widespread Panic after parties, festival appearances at Pass The Good, Meeting of the MINDS, and Suwannee Hulaween, where they will be performing with standout vocalist Kaleigh Baker! And to top it off, TGO & Baker will be joining Post Funk powerhouse, The Main Squeeze, in early October for a string of shows throughout the Sunshine State of Florida.To get you ready for the groove, the band has shared two exclusive videos with us. Watch them perform “Sammy A” and “Stingray Shuffle” from their summer tour, below.
Three Notre Dame students and alumni have been named Yenching Scholars and will be given the opportunity to pursue Master’s degrees at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China, according to a University press release. The three students receiving the scholarship are Teresa Kennedy, class of 2016, an anthropology and peace studies major from Wilbraham, Massachusetts; senior Jenny Ng, a political science major from Sai Kung, Hong Kong; and Dominic Romeo, class of 2014, a political science and Chinese major from Turlock, California, according to the release. “I hope that this program will allow me to gain a more nuanced understanding of Chinese domestic politics, as well as my current area of study — China-Latin America relations,” Ng said in the release. “More importantly however, I’m most excited for the opportunity to build China connections for Education Bridge — an education project in South Sudan that I have been working on with Notre Dame classmates and professors.”The current group of Yenching Scholars comprises of 125 students attending 80 universities from 40 countries, according to the release. Tags: Alumni, China, Yenching Scholars
Provide actual cost of trash disposalWhile remembering radio newscaster Paul Harvey, the residents and taxpayers of Montgomery County are waiting to hear, “The Rest of the Story.”A few years back, Montgomery County and Fulton County entered into an agreement whereby Montgomery County could ship its trash and refuse to the Fulton County landfill at a very respectable rate.GottaDo Contracting would do the haulage. One of the “common-sense” stipulations that Fulton County required was that Montgomery County not bring into the deal garbage from outside the county.Unable to resist a money-making scheme by doing just that, tens of thousands of tons of excess garbage went from Montgomery County to the Fulton County landfill. Why do immigrants here illegally come before Americans? Why are immigrants here illegally protected while Americans are killed by many who have been deported with criminal records?Why are these immigrants allowed to come here and overcrowd our schools, hurting their time with teachers that they need and deserve? This is extremely unfair to students and teachers.Why do immigrants in the country illegally receive welfare benefits, free medical, free food stamps, and housing at Americans’ expense?Every Democrat/liberal who supports open borders and letting all undocumented immigrants in should have their addresses and phone numbers published so they can stay with them. They should also have all fences taken down from their property and locks removed from houses.How many more Americans or people here legally have to die at the hands of undocumented immigrants? One is too many.The Left is so concerned with separation of kids from their families temporarily. Where is the concern for the permanent separation of those killed by immigrants here illegally? There is none. Attorneys general, governors and mayors are supposed to uphold laws. Why do they protect immigrants who are here illegally?Bonnie DeckerRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Eventually apparently Fulton County caught on to what was happening and shut down the deal with Montgomery County. Montgomery County had to find another home for its trash. It did, in the Seneca Meadows landfill, some 100 miles away. GottaDo Contracting was brought in to do the haulage.Here’s the rub. Montgomery County legislators and County Executive Matt Ossenfort are falling over themselves explaining the great deal they got to haul the trash. What they are not telling us is what it costs to dump the garbage in Seneca Meadows. The numbers posted in the newspapers are not the true cost of getting rid of our garbage.Give us the complete story, with all the numbers, so we can make a true evaluation as to what our so-called representatives are doing, or not doing in Fonda.Mr. Ossenfort, it’s time to come clean with Montgomery County’s Garbage-gate.Earl F. SpencerCanajoharie No special treatment for undocumentedWhy do Democrats and liberals hate America and Americans? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSeparatists just pandering to baseI was disheartened recently to see Sens. Jim Tedisco and Daphne Jordan pull out the fear and divisive Trump card by announcing it may be time to break up the great state of New York.Does this mean that if several states in the Midwest decided they don’t agree with the urban populations of the East and West coasts, they should be encouraged to separate from the Union and form a different country?This antic is sickening and a further way to divide us. These politicians know this separatist’s cry will not work economically, but are using it as a way to only pacify their base, not unite this state.As my beloved seventh-grade social studies teacher once told me: Stay engaged, stay involved, stay informed. That’s how a democracy works. It wasn’t too long ago when we had a Republican governor. But since, the party has been in disarray. And instead of reorganizing and getting qualified candidates to run, they revert to fear mongering, separatists’ antics. How disheartening and disappointing of my representatives.Aaron HullNiskayuna
Building approval figures have jumped in central and far north Queensland.THINGS are looking up for central and far north Queensland with new figures revealing a surge in building approvals.According to Master Builders Queensland, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for April reveal Central Queensland approvals are up 83 per cent in the past quarter and Far North Queensland approvals are up 42 per cent during the same period.On the Gold Coast approvals were up by more than 50 per cent while figures dropped on the Sunshine Coast by almost 10 per cent.Within the Greater Brisbane region building approvals were up by almost 30 per cent.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoMaster Builders deputy CEO Paul Bidwell said while many regions recorded good figures there were some towns or pockets which were still struggling.In Mackay approvals were s down 13.5 per cent in the past quarter.He said hopefully the areas which had experienced an increase could sustain that.On a year on year basis figures are still down, but Mr Bidwell hoped the latest results were the sign of a turn around.In Queensland approvals were down 17 per cent compared to this time last year but were up 28 per cent in April.“Things are still cooling but the April figures show that the market is still relatively optimistic,’’ he said.
MADISON, Ind. — The Indiana DNR says the black bear that is believed to be hibernating in the Big Oaks National Wildlife refuge will likely awaken soon.The bear was spotted last November in the wildlife refuge.The DNR says the bear could emerge from hibernation as early as this week, depending on weather conditions.Officials are urging residents near the refuge to secure garbage cans, remove bird feeders, and remove other food sources to keep the bear leery of humans.If the bear becomes used to human foods, it will seek them out.The DNR’s wildlife biologists reminds residents of the following tips to stay aware:Don’t intentionally feed bears. If a bear becomes accustomed to finding food near your home, it is likely to become a “problem” bear.Place garbage cans inside a garage or shed.Clean and store grills away after use.Don’t leave pet food outside overnight.Remove bird feeders and bird food from late March through November.Don’t add meat or sweets to a compost pile.If you encounter a bear, don’t run. Shout, wave your arms and back away slowly.Collect and remove low-hanging or fallen fruit from fruit trees.Eliminate meat, cooking oil, fish or fruit odors from near your home. This includes fish-meal fertilizers.Collect and remove any ripened vegetables from your garden.Protect bee hives through the use of electric fencing.If you spot the bear you are asked to call 334-1137.