By Doug Otto Last month, the Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Auxiliary brought the tastes, sounds and aromas of a South Jersey boardwalk to veterans residing at the Vineland Veterans Home. The event, known as A Boardwalk Holiday, recreated a fun filled day trip to the beach. Auxiliary Chairperson Joanne Marzulli purchased water bottles, lip gloss, small stuffed animals, back scratchers and manicure sets, to add authenticity to the shore themed event. Two Ocean City merchants generously donated items as well. Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy & Fudge donated taffy, mints, and a decorative banner. Johnson’s popcorn offered tubs of their regionally-famous snack. This special Auxiliary presentation was a way to say “Thank You” to area veterans, and bring them as much joy as riding a wave into the beach.
Last weekend, Phish played three great shows at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, treating fans of dozens of classic Phish songs throughout the weekend. Among the many highlights from the run was the rarity “Guelah Papyrus,” which has been played an average of once per summer for the last few years.The song features a fun dance routine from guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Mike Gordon, who flip flop around the stage robotically during the song’s finale. Drummer Jon Fishman even left his kit to join the two in their shenanigans!“Guelah” is always a welcomed addition to any setlist, and its performance at SPAC was quite the memorable occasion. Fortunately, Phish has shared pro-shot footage of their “Guelah Papyrus,” which you can stream below.Check out the full show recap and video here. You can see the setlist below.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/3/16Set 1: The Wedge, Heavy Things, Tube, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Sparkle > Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice > Guelah Papyrus, Ocelot > Scent of a Mule, PossumSet 2: Soul Shakedown Party, The Moma Dance > Twist > Joy > Breath and Burning, Axilla > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Show of LifeEncore: Rock and RollNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Lumina
Guwahati, Feb 16 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Council (IOC) President N Ramachandran hailed the 12th South Asian Games, which concluded here today amid much fanfare, as the “best ever”, saying the athletes have raised the bar. The curtains were brought down on the 12th edition of the Games today with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also present on the occasion. “I can say that the 12th South Asian Games are the best ever. Not only the biggest ever with participation of nearly 4000 athletes, these Games in Guwahati and Shillong were the best. The bar has been raised. The athletes have been at the centre of these Games and they have many Games records,” Ramachandran, who is also the South Asian Olympic Council president, said while addressing the gathering during the closing ceremony. He congratulated all the athletes who took part in the Games. “I congratulate all the athletes who have won medals and those who have not won medals also because not only winning but participation is also important,” said Ramachandran. India, hosting the Games for the third time after Calcutta (1987) and Madras (1995), overwhelmingly dominated the 12th edition by grabbing an unprecedented 308 medals (188 gold, 90 silver, 30 bronze) and stamped its superiority as an unrivalled sporting power in the region. Sri Lanka were a distant second with 25 gold, 63 silver and 98 bronze while Pakistan ended at third with 12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze. India, in fact, bagged more than three-fourth of the total 239 gold medal on offer in 23 sporting disciplines. PTI PDS CM AHadvertisement