Béla Fleck, Del & Dawg And More Set For Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

first_imgIf you are a fan of bluegrass and the art of pickin’ in and of itself, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has got an incredible lineup of some of the best artists in the traditional and progressive bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana scenes. With a four-day event set to take place on Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY from July 14th-17th, Grey Fox Bluegrass features a veritable who’s who lineup with a set from Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Del & Dawg, Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Steep Canyon Rangers, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Wood Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, Elephant Revival and so much more.Béla Fleck & Chris Thile cover Radiohead’s “Morning Bell” (from Kid A) in 2007:With over 175 performances, some serious spur of the moment jam session, music and dance workshops, open mic’s, delicious food, and a stage dedicated to children’s entertainment, Grey Fox has a communal vibe and is very family friendly as well. For ticket and additional information, check out the festival website HERE.Grey Fox Bluegrass has released its daily artist schedule, which can be seen below:Thursday, July 14, 2016: The Steep Canyon Rangers • The Wood Brothers • Band of Ruhks • Lonely Heartstring Band • Front Country • Scythian • The Horse Flies • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Mile Twelve • John Kirk and Trish Miller • Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers • Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar Showcase, and Host Band: Dry Branch Fire SquadFriday, July 15, 2016: Del and Dawg • Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester • The Del McCoury Band • David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience • The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor • The SteelDrivers • Trout Steak Revival • Lonely Heartstring Band • Front Country • The Stray Birds • Matuto • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Rushad Eggleston • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • Compton and Newberry • The Mike + Ruthy Band • The Railsplitters • Charm City Junction • John Kirk and Trish Miller • Berklee College of Music Showcase and Host Band, Dry Branch Fire Squad.Saturday, July 16, 2016: Béla Fleck and Chris Thile • The Gibson Brothers • Sara Watkins • Della Mae • Donna The Buffalo • Mr. Sun • Sierra Hull • Elephant Revival • Lonely Heartstring Band • Rushad Eggleston • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • The Mike+Ruthy Band • The Railsplitters • John Kirk, Trish Miller & Quick Step • The Gather Rounders • Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar Showcase and host band, The Dry Branch Fire Squad.Sunday, July 17, 2016: ‘A Taste of Grey Fox’ Concert & Food Drive: Dry Branch Fire Squad • Della Mae • The Mike+Ruthy Band • The Stray Birds • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids • 2016 Grey Fox Bill Vernon Memorial Scholarship Presentationlast_img read more

Summer Snacks

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaSummer is the season for swimsuits and snacky treats. But to stay feeling and looking good, remember to watch what you eat, says a University of Georgia nutritionist. While a cool smoothie sounds refreshing on a hot day, be careful. These berry beverages pack quite a caloric punch, said Connie Crawley, a nutritionist with UGA Cooperative Extension. For example, strawberries and bananas are a healthy snack; but when they are mixed in a blender with yogurt and sugary flavorings, they can add up to massive calories. Some concoctions can be as much as 700 calories per serving.The human body is trained to drink as much as it needs to stay hydrated. For it to recognize calories as nourishment, however, the calories must be chewed, not chugged. So instead of sipping it through a straw, eat your fruit and yogurt with a spoon. The brain will accept the calories as a source of food and not think it is a drink. When traveling this summer visiting theme parks and ballparks, watch your calories by avoiding high-fat, high-sugar foods. “If you can bring food or plan to eat before you get to the park, do that,” Crawley said. “Or plan one thing to eat. Don’t eat the whole time you are there.” A small bag of popcorn is a better choice at the ballpark than a soft pretzel, which is loaded with carbohydrates and salt. At theme parks or festivals, opt for a candied apple instead of a funnel cake or fried Oreos. And never eat an onion flower. Once this vegetable is covered in batter and deep fried, it blossoms into more than 1,000 calories and 70 grams of fat. A few more healthy alternatives are: • Watermelon and cantaloupe. Melons are packed with beta-carotene and vitamins A and C, all of which are good for your skin and immune system. Watermelon is more than 90 percent water and loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant that helps prevent cancer. Wash the melon before cutting to keep the knife from carrying containments from the rind to the flesh. • Cucumbers, which are 96 percent water and have almost no calories. Add a little vinegar, onions, water and sugar to make a salad. • Peanuts. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are safe to pack for summer camps or picnics where refrigeration isn’t available. They and other nuts like pecans, cashews and walnuts are packed with protein. But don’t eat a whole jar at one sitting because they contain oil. Add a few to a salad or cereal. • Fish and chicken, which are good choices for grilling. Salmon, mackerel and tuna are sources of omega-3 fatty acids, something most people don’t get enough of. Consider cooking with garlic or onions and cutting back on salt.• Whole-grain breads and breakfast cereals. The coarser the grain, the better. Oatmeal, brown rice, oat bran or cooked cereals are less processed than boxed cold cereals and contain less sugar and salt. Look at the labels when choosing a cold cereal. You may be surprised at the amount of fat, sugar, carbohydrates and salt some cereals contain. • Cooked dry or canned beans and peas. They can help you cut back on saturated fats. Popular in vegetarian, Mediterranean, Mexican and Chinese cuisine, they can top salads or rice for a protein-packed meal. • Tomatoes. Rich in vitamin C and lycopene, they are an excellent summer choice. • Green, yellow or red bell peppers. They are non-fat, low-calorie and filled with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Kids will eat strips as a snack or tossed in salads. Try adding a few to an omelet. • Iced tea. Antioxidants in tea have been shown to help prevent cancer. Cut calories by reducing the amount of sugar. Remember to drink at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water, tea, non-fat milk or other low-calorie fluids every day. (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Wendy’s eyes possible breach; NAFCU pushes data standards

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In light of a possible data breach at the fast-food chain Wendy’s, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler on Wednesday urged House and Senate leaders again to support national data security standards for merchants.“Americans’ sensitive financial and personally identifiable information will only be as safe as the weakest link in the security chain,” Thaler wrote in a letter to House and Senate leaders. Thaler pointed out that financial institutions are already subject to data security standards under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, but merchants are not.Wendy’s has some 6,500 restaurants worldwide. It is investigating claims of a possible data breach at some of its locations that likely occurred late last year, though the details are still unknown, KrebsOnSecurity reported Wednesday.Bob Bertini, spokesman for Wendy’s, told Krebs the company started receiving reports earlier this month from its payment industry contacts about a potential breach and that Wendy’s has a security firm looking into the claims. continue reading »last_img read more