If 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 Presentation
A former Notre Dame student will appear in court March 18 after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old South Bend girl he met on MySpace. Ackley F. John, who was a senior at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of child molestation, both class B felonies. According to court documents, he was arrested April 4 after he allegedly engaged in a sex act with the girl after meeting her online. University spokesman Dennis Brown said John’s enrollment at Notre Dame ceased April 6, two days after he was arrested by local law enforcement. Court documents from the St. Joseph County Courthouse reported that at approximately 3:30 a.m. April 4, the girl’s parents called Mishawaka Police to report their daughter as a runaway. A Mishawaka officer responded to the call and asked about the girl at a 7-11 convenience store near her home. The store’s clerk said a young girl had been in the store about 30 to 40 minutes earlier and asked to use the phone to call her father. The clerk allowed the girl to use the phone, and she then left the store shortly after and got into a gray car parked near the building. The officer called the phone number given to him by the clerk and reached an answering machine stating, “This is AJ, and leave me a message.” The officer left a message, and a man returned his call approximately 40 minutes later. The man denied knowing the girl. He said his name was Ackley John and he was a student at Notre Dame. At approximately 5 a.m., the Mishawaka officer received a call stating Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) located the girl on campus. The Mishawaka officer and an officer from NDSP contacted the girl’s parents and questioned John. When questioned by police, John said he met the girl on MySpace, where she was listed under a different name. He said her MySpace profile stated she was 15 years old, but she told him she was 14 years old. John told police he communicated with the girl online for several months, and they spent time together on three occasions. John said she performed oral sex on him on two occasions, including April 4 in a Grape Road parking lot. John said he planned to drive the girl home that morning but saw her father’s car and drove to Notre Dame. When they got to campus, they started arguing, and John told her to go talk to an NDSP officer in the area, according to court documents. The girl was questioned by police and confirmed she met John on MySpace. She admitted she called John to pick her up around 2:30 a.m. from the convenience store. She told police she performed oral sex on John that night, and she confirmed that they were driving to her house when they saw her father’s car and drove to Notre Dame instead. The Observer will not name the girl because she is a minor and the victim of a crime. Court documents show John, 22, was arrested on campus April 4 and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. He posted a $3,000 bond two days later and was released April 6. According to Indiana state law, any sexual intercourse or deviant sexual conduct with a child under 14 years old is considered child molestation. The charges against John, both class B felonies, are punished with a prison sentence between six and 20 years, with an advisory sentence of 10 years. Brown said the University does everything possible to help law enforcement. “When the University is made aware of off-campus incidents involving possible violations of the law, we provide any assistance requested by local law enforcement agencies and are confident that these agencies will ensure that justice is done under the law,” he said.
Marietta T. Curran, 51, of Versailles passed away 9:30am, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her residence. She was born at Greensburg, Indiana on May 2, 1968 the daughter of Joseph and Christine Voss Brandewiede. She was married to Jack Lee Curran on February 3, 1990 and her husband of 29 years survives. Other survivors include three sons; Daniel, James and Jacob and one daughter Joanne Curran all of Versailles, one brother Edward Brandewiede of North Vernon. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Michelle and her parents. Marietta was a wonderful homemaker and loved horses, cooking for her family and crocheting. She was also a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, Indiana. Her wishes were to be cremated, the family will have a private burial in Flat Rock Cemetery at their convenience with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating.“Across the years I will walk with You in deep, green forest; on shores of sand; and when our time on earth is through, in heaven, too, You will have my hand.”
The former head of TG4 has been drafted in to resolve a dispute between the Government and Tory islanders.Former CEO of the Irish langauge broadcaster, Pól Ó Gallchóir, has now been appointed to act as an intermediary in the dispute regarding the Tory ferry service.Islanders claim that a new ferry due to come into operation on April 1st, the Queen of Aran, is not fit for the crossing. The Government has promised that a new purpose-built ferry is planned for the island.Mr Ó Gallchóir will be holding discussions with the various interested parties over the coming week, and he will deliver his report to the Department and the Comharchumann within the next week and a half or so.The Department says it will not be making any further comment on this matter until this process has been completed.Former TG4 boss appointed as go-between over Tory ferry row was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalferryrowTG4Tory Island