The park – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:41:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-89.png The park – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ 32 32 Sleep Out for the Homeless continues at Pittman Park in Jackson https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/sleep-out-for-the-homeless-continues-at-pittman-park-in-jackson/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/sleep-out-for-the-homeless-continues-at-pittman-park-in-jackson/ JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Homelessness continues to be a big problem in the state and in the capital. That’s why on Tuesday, Mississippi Move and other organizations teamed up to help raise awareness of the issue. At Pittman Park, formerly known as Poindexter Park, the 8th annual Sleep Out to Help the Homeless event takes […]]]>

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Homelessness continues to be a big problem in the state and in the capital.

That’s why on Tuesday, Mississippi Move and other organizations teamed up to help raise awareness of the issue.

At Pittman Park, formerly known as Poindexter Park, the 8th annual Sleep Out to Help the Homeless event takes place.

Volunteers swap beds to sleep at the park, all in an effort to shed light on homelessness.

“Most people in Mississippi are probably a paycheck or two away,” said Mac Epps, executive director of Mississippi Move, the organization that helped organize the event. “If they lose their job or don’t have the support system in place. If you don’t have the support system like family and friends, and you don’t have anywhere to go, then you will end up on the streets. Knowing that this is an everyday reality is enough to make you want to do something as long as you are able to do it.

One by one, dozens of homeless people have come to the park to get their hands on things like gloves, hats and other care kits they need right now.

Epps said he is committed to raising awareness and finding solutions to this problem, which is why he and other volunteers are using this event to connect those who may be homeless with medical services and others. resources to help them get back on their feet.

“You’ve got a lot of people here, but you’ll never know,” Epps said. They had great titles and positions in life, some of them also went through the systems, and they can tell you about their struggles and how the system failed them, so we learned a lot being here.

“Empathy is one of those things that the world is losing today,” District 66 State Representative De’Keither Stamps said. “I encourage everyone to give back, share and serve in any way you can to help those less fortunate.”

Representative Stamps said for him that it is important to participate in events like this because it helps him to create legislation and policies that can provide solutions to this problem.

“When you spend time here with the homeless and the less fortunate, when you are in the capital, at the table where decisions are made, there is a voice there to help people, to express their concerns and represent them as good,” Stamps said.

Volunteers will spend Tuesday night sleeping at the park.

on Wednesday morning there will be a morning breakfast at 6.30am. The organizers plan to raise awareness about this issue, and they plan to be back here next year.

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Miami commission breaks up Virginia Key Beach Park trust, site’s future up in the air https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/miami-commission-breaks-up-virginia-key-beach-park-trust-sites-future-up-in-the-air/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:57:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/miami-commission-breaks-up-virginia-key-beach-park-trust-sites-future-up-in-the-air/ MIAMI –Virginia Key Beach’s future remains uncertain after Miami commissioners voted to remove the board of directors responsible for overseeing improvements. Miami Mayor Frances Suarez refused to veto the takeover, but former board members and community leaders aren’t giving up easily. Virginia Key was historically dedicated to the only beach for black people. The commission […]]]>

MIAMI –Virginia Key Beach’s future remains uncertain after Miami commissioners voted to remove the board of directors responsible for overseeing improvements.

Miami Mayor Frances Suarez refused to veto the takeover, but former board members and community leaders aren’t giving up easily.

Virginia Key was historically dedicated to the only beach for black people. The commission wants to do something with the space, but the community says not so fast.

It was a packed house Wednesday night at the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City, where community born and raised residents spoke of frustrations at what they said was the mismanagement of Virginia Key Beach.

“There’s a much bigger story that needs to be told,” said Gene Tinnie, who was part of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust. Established in 2000, the council’s goal was to update the Virginia Key both ecologically and historically. The council quickly made the park a historic site and they wanted to build a museum.

But last July, the commission proposed that a homeless camp be put on hold. This idea did not bode well for many residents of the black community, and the park trust shut down the idea.

Pastor Dr. Steven Caldwell said the beach should remain a historic site.

“The African-American community has very few pieces of its history in South Florida,” he said.

Now, two months later, the commission has dismantled the trust. They said the city conducted an audit which found the trust had poor accounting and failed to properly document expenditures.

Board members say that is wrong.

“To say the least, it was a shock,” Tinnie said.

While the future of the beach hangs in the balance, the community says it will continue to fight to be involved in those decisions.

“The overriding focus is to hold what we have been commissioned to hold as part of our history for our community,” Caldwell said.

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What would be in the new Hogan Park in North East Midland? https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/what-would-be-in-the-new-hogan-park-in-north-east-midland/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:04:31 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/what-would-be-in-the-new-hogan-park-in-north-east-midland/ Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on the Hogan Park project ahead of John Norman’s meeting on the project Tuesday at the MLK Jr. Community Center. This article examines the changes the Quality of Place Conservancy would like to see happen. The second article in Tuesday’s edition will return to the discussion […]]]>

Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on the Hogan Park project ahead of John Norman’s meeting on the project Tuesday at the MLK Jr. Community Center. This article examines the changes the Quality of Place Conservancy would like to see happen. The second article in Tuesday’s edition will return to the discussion of the costs of renovation and then operation and maintenance of the park.

By now, Midland residents know that a discussion will take place on finances related to the upkeep and operation of Hogan Park in North East Midland.

But despite all the talk during recent City Council campaigns, there wasn’t much about the park – what it is now and what some hope it could be.

Hogan Park is a regional park that currently houses soccer fields, the Bill Williams Softball Complex, baseball diamonds, playground equipment, and two dog parks. In terms of age, it is a grandfather of the Midland regional park system. And there are days when it shows.

Hogan’s deterioration led a previous council to pledge $10 million in certificates of obligation (unapproved debt) to give Hogan some life. It was that $10 million, along with discussions by a Priority Midland Quality of Place volunteer committee, that led to the ultimate upgrade plan which, when completed, will cost more than the sports complex’s two stadiums. Scharbauer in the west. Midland.

“The City of Midland graciously allowed the QOP committee to review Hogan’s plans and suggest design changes and dream big and pivot the city’s planned initial $10 million overhaul into an epicenter of life. outdoor recreation for all Midlanders and visitors to our great city to enjoy and be paid for primarily with private dollars,” according to a Quality of Place Conservancy opinion piece that previously appeared in the Reporter-Telegram.

“In partnership with the city and the design firm, hired by the city, QOP added core design elements that include pavilions, food truck lanes, event lawns, innovative games, lands indoor basketball courts and walking paths as well as future elements that would be sequenced as additional funds are made available, such as sand volleyball courts, extended walking paths, additional playing lawns.

Today the focus is on trying to explain what the Midlanders can expect.

The following is a list of what the conservation calls “basic amenities”. They understand:

  • The Tall City playground and pavilion,
  • A paddling pool,
  • The main entrance gate and the promenade,
  • A food truck pavilion and an event lawn,
  • A large and a small dog park, and
  • Concessions and restrooms.

Sports/recreational opportunities will include:

  • 14 grass baseball/softball fields, including those that currently make up the Bill Williams Softball Complex,
  • Four grass baseball fields,
  • Eight hitting cases,
  • Indoor basketball court and concession pavilion, and
  • A network of indoor trails.

The Quality of Place Conservancy then lists “future developments sequenced as funding is secured.” These amenities include

  • five multipurpose fields (soccer, football, etc.) at the north end of the park,
  • A playground on the north side,
  • A grass lawn on the north side,
  • Shaded quadruple play area and benches,
  • Four batting cages,
  • Three sand volleyball courts, and
  • Loop trail and extension.

Note: Once both trail systems are completed, the total will total approximately 11 km.

Park odds and ends include:

  • The Great Lawn area in the southeast part of the park across from the Sibley Nature Center is about the same size as downtown Centennial Park.
  • The Hogan project covers approximately 120 acres. For comparison, Centennial Park in the heart of downtown is about 3.5 acres. The Scharbauer Sports Complex, when built in 2000-2002, was approximately 100 acres.
  • A few months ago, the Quality of Place group formed a working group to help reflect on processes and uses. This working group now includes individual residents, a member of city council, city staff and officials representing the football club, local football association, soccer, baseball club, local baseball and softball.
  • This park is a major construction project that will take time to complete, and the intention is to sequence construction according to funding for amenities and to build in such a way that construction minimizes impact on areas that are not currently being worked on so that parts of the park are usable while other areas are under construction.

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Park Players Presents Mystery Comedy ‘The Butler Did It’ | News, Sports, Jobs https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/park-players-presents-mystery-comedy-the-butler-did-it-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 05:44:51 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/park-players-presents-mystery-comedy-the-butler-did-it-news-sports-jobs/ Photo provided Members of the Park Players rehearse a scene from ‘The Butler Did It’. Pictured, seated left to right, are Gabby Means, Logan Frazier and Natalie Archer. Standing, left to right, Clare Siebert, Grace O’Neil, Brendan Loy, Aidan Kosol, Ayden Cottrell, Taylor Andrews, Addy Perks and Alex Fabrizio. WHEELING – […]]]>

Photo provided Members of the Park Players rehearse a scene from ‘The Butler Did It’. Pictured, seated left to right, are Gabby Means, Logan Frazier and Natalie Archer. Standing, left to right, Clare Siebert, Grace O’Neil, Brendan Loy, Aidan Kosol, Ayden Cottrell, Taylor Andrews, Addy Perks and Alex Fabrizio.

WHEELING – An evening of mystery and hilarity awaits the lucky members of the public who will get the moment when the Park Players of Wheeling Park High School perform their fall play, Tim Kelly’s “The Butler Did It,” tonight. from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

The play will take place at the high school’s JB Chambers Performing Arts Center.

The curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, and the show is sure to thrill the audience.

As the publisher points out, this comedy parodies every English crime drama ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager renowned for her “smart” weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to the bizarre Ravenswood Manor on the island of Turkey where they are to impersonate their fictional characters.

The hostess arranged all sorts of funny incidents: a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, a crazed killer on the loose. Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway? Why do the little figurines keep falling out of the mantle?

Then a real murder takes place and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers a huge reward to the “detective” who can bring the killer to justice. And what an assortment of wacky budding sleuths! When they’re not busy tripping over clues, they’re tripping over each other. Laughs are met with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-catcher as the real killer is unmasked, and nearly everyone turns out to be someone else.

Kayla Kreitzer Nelson, one of the theater directors and former student of Wheeling Park High School, is directing the production.

When asked about the production, Nelson said, “This production has been a joy to bring this cast to life. Each student brought to life every original character from Tim Kelly’s writing. It was an honor to watch them grow as actors and actresses and a true privilege to direct each of them in this year’s fall play.

The cast for this year’s play is made up of 11 of Park’s most talented students. Gabby Means leads the cast as the dowager Miss Maple. His social secretary Rita is played by Grace O’Neil. Clare Siebert takes on the role of Haversham, the governess of Ravenswood Manor. Hard-nosed, detective writer Chandler Marlow is played by Brendan Loy. Ayden Cottril takes on the role of Father White, a writer who used “the psychological approach” in his novels. Fun crime writer Louie Fan is played by Logan Frazier. Sophisticated mystery writers Laura and Rick Carlye are played by Natalie Archer and Alex Fabrizio, respectively. Addy Perks takes on the role of Charity Haze considered a female James Bond. The chilling radio voice is performed live on stage by Taylor Andrews.

Mr. Bill Cornforth, Ms. Isabella Droginske, Ms. Jennifer Mathieu, Mr. Scott Hedrick and Mr. Mike Harris assist Ms. Nelson as production assistants for the play.

Senior Sophie White acts as student leader and Ms. Nelson’s assistant director for production.

The show’s managers are Aidan O’Hare and Rylin Russell. Other Park Player team leaders include Chloe Humway, Jyllian Norman, Grace O’Neil, Kelsey Holeczy, Abby Stillion, Logan Frazier and Julie Walters.

Park Player performances bring together hundreds of people from the community to experience the creative minds of their talented cast and crew.

They hope to be able to count on your support.

Tickets can be purchased online at wphswv.booktix.com or reserved by calling the high school’s main office at 304-243-0400 or the theater at 304-243-0417.

Tickets are on sale now.



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A Pumpkin Smash Fest, Night Bike Ride, Theater in the Park and More https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/a-pumpkin-smash-fest-night-bike-ride-theater-in-the-park-and-more/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:07:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/a-pumpkin-smash-fest-night-bike-ride-theater-in-the-park-and-more/ CHICAGO – You can kick off the first weekend of November with a comedy show, spoken word concert, film festivals and more in Chicago. Twelve things to do in Chicago this weekend: 5pm-10pm from Friday to Saturday Vans House, 113 N. Elizabeth St. This fall night market kicks off the festive season with two nights […]]]>

CHICAGO – You can kick off the first weekend of November with a comedy show, spoken word concert, film festivals and more in Chicago.

Twelve things to do in Chicago this weekend:

5pm-10pm from Friday to Saturday

Vans House, 113 N. Elizabeth St.

This fall night market kicks off the festive season with two nights of shopping, live painting, food, music and more. You can register online and admission is free.

Opening night begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

The 28th annual festival explores and shares stories and experiences of Black, African American and African Diaspora communities. The festival kicks off on Friday evening and will run until November 20. You can buy tickets for individual shows and passes for $60 online. Movie passes are half price for members of the Gene Siskel Film Center.

5:45 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday

Nichols Park, 1300 E. 55th St.

The first Friday of the month means there is a South Side Critical Mass Bike Ride. Bring a helmet, water, cash, lock, bike lights and a jacket for a night of biking. The group normally travels 15-20 miles at a moderate pace.

6 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.

6 p.m. Saturday at Austin City Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is offering free performances through Saturday as part of the Night Out in the Parks series. The group presents its adaptation of “1919”, which comes from a collection of poems about the murder of black teenager Eugene Williams in an isolated Chicago in 1919.

11am-5pm Friday

1500 W. Catalpa Ave.

Dispose of your Halloween pumpkins the eco-friendly way at the Andersonville smash fest. You can also take advantage of the food, drink, and craft vendors. You can buy tickets for $5-20 online.

Variable times and locations

The ninth Black Alphabet Film Festival focuses on amplifying the voices of the black LGBTQ+ community. The festival reception will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at 78 E. 47th St. Film screenings will be held throughout the weekend. You can find the program and more information here.

7 p.m. Friday

Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

You can enjoy an evening of original spoken word at this event hosted by nonprofit Totally Positive Productions. You can get tickets for $20 online.

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Previous SAUCED Night Market at the Chicago Athletic Association.

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater pays tribute to Chicago music legend Quincy Jones this weekend as part of the Auditorium’s Chicago Dance Series. You can buy tickets from $25 to $69 online.

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday

1932 S. Halsted Street

This open house showcase will feature thousands of ancient maps and prints spanning five centuries and will be available for purchase. The event concludes a series of mapping lectures on Friday and Saturday mornings at the Newberry Library, which will also be streamed live online.

7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Friday to Saturday

Winter’s Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Ct.

Enjoy an evening of jazz music performed by the Denise Thimes Quintet, which will perform the music of Roberta Flack and Nina Simone. General admission is $27.75 and VIP seats are $32.75. You can buy tickets online.

6-8 p.m. Friday

You’re Beautiful Corporate Headquarters, 3368 N. Elston Ave.

The phrase “you are beautiful” can be seen on walls in Chicago and on 8 million stickers around the world. There will be a collective exhibition focusing on positivity and kindness to celebrate the design’s 20th anniversary. You can reserve a place online and admission is free.

7:15 p.m. Friday, 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday

1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Melissa Villaseñor is stopping by Chicago this weekend as part of her “Whoops…Tour.” Tickets are available online for $19-26.

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Wallingford residents upset over Doolittle Park issues https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wallingford-residents-upset-over-doolittle-park-issues/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 02:39:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wallingford-residents-upset-over-doolittle-park-issues/ Wallingford Police say many of the issues at Doolittle Park involve middle and high school students, including possibly a burnt-out playscape over the weekend. WALLINGFORD, Conn. — A play set in Doolittle Park in Wallingford burned down Saturday night and is now closed as the city works to replace equipment. The slides have been melted […]]]>

Wallingford Police say many of the issues at Doolittle Park involve middle and high school students, including possibly a burnt-out playscape over the weekend.

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — A play set in Doolittle Park in Wallingford burned down Saturday night and is now closed as the city works to replace equipment.

The slides have been melted down and the wooden frame is burnt.

Richelle Stainton said it was sad to see. She brings her children to the park to play every week and came on Tuesday to see the damage.

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“Someone has to fix this. Someone has to pay for this,” the mum said. “I still feel safe. I feel like it was a lack of supervision.

Police say they have a lot of trouble with minors in the park.

In early October, a coach was allegedly assaulted at Doolittle Park. Officer Alex Torres says juvenile complaints are up 95 from the same time last year.

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“As far as arson goes, it’s gone a bit too far,” he said. “We are not happy with what is happening.”

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He said the department had “very strong leads” as to who the suspects might be. He encourages them to come forward, but if not, the ministry will find them.

Neighbors have expressed concerns about the safety of the park for years.

Mike Glidden spoke to City Council last week about a lack of action when issues were raised in November 2020.

“We talked about the issues of being a neighbor, not just the dangerous maintenance issues, but also the nuisance issues that are happening there. So for two years, I guess our complaints were never heard,” he said at the meeting.

Stainton says she has been aware of the issues at the public park since she was a child herself.

“I’ve heard about problems since the 1970s. My parents talk about problems here. It’s a big park, it’s dark and there aren’t a lot of car lanes,” she said. “We need more monitoring.”

Security cameras will come up soon, Officer Torres said. He said the process had been delayed due to electrical issues, but the fire had heightened the need for devices.

Stainton said she hopes the security cameras will help deter crime. Officer Torres said police are increasing patrols in the park.

“We have officers pulling over, they park there, they walk around the landscape,” he said. “It’s my eight to four o’clock zone, and I keep an eye on it. I go out. In fact, I communicate with minors.

Stainton said the community, including parents, must consider their children.

“It’s sad the disconnect that sometimes we look at these miners and forget they were once children, but sadly it seems like they forget like they were once children and playing and this landscape of play “said Agent Torres.

Officer Torres says there may be prior situations that could be linked to who was responsible for Saturday’s fire, but this would be the most serious. He said they wanted people to feel comfortable in the park, a message echoed by Mayor William Dickinson.

He told FOX61 it was vandalism in the extreme and shouldn’t deter people from using the park. The mayor said they are working to remove and replace the equipment as soon as possible.

“It has to stop because there are a lot of other kids and kids and parents enjoying their time at the park and we want them to continue,” Constable Torres said.

Stainton said while the fire damage is sad, the community will rebuild.

FOX61 reached out to City Council and the Department of Parks and Recreation for comment and did not hear back.

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Sled dogs carry on Alaska’s legacy at Denali National Park and Preserve https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/sled-dogs-carry-on-alaskas-legacy-at-denali-national-park-and-preserve/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 15:15:26 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/sled-dogs-carry-on-alaskas-legacy-at-denali-national-park-and-preserve/ Denali is the only national park with a sled dog kennel. Visitors may encounter the dogs, but they are not there for entertainment. Working dogs are canine rangers with important duties in the park. Long before there were visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve, there were sled dogs. “We’ve had dogs almost continuously for […]]]>
  • Denali is the only national park with a sled dog kennel.
  • Visitors may encounter the dogs, but they are not there for entertainment.
  • Working dogs are canine rangers with important duties in the park.

Long before there were visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve, there were sled dogs.

“We’ve had dogs almost continuously for the past 100 years here at the park,” Denali Kennel Manager David Tomeo said, noting that theirs is the only dog ​​sledding kennel in the entire federal government.

The very first park employee purchased the first sled dogs in 1922 to mark park boundaries, build patrol cabins and go out to tell gold diggers they could no longer harvest sheep and caribou in the park to feed their crews, according to Tomeo.

A century later, Denali’s sled dogs continue to do important work in the Alaskan wilderness, but they’ve also become a popular visitor attraction.

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What Breed Are Denali Sled Dogs?

Denali sled dogs are Alaskan huskies.

“It’s a mixed breed. It’s not a purebred or registered in a kennel club,” Tomeo said, noting that their genetic diversity dates back to the Gold Rush era, when all kinds dogs were brought to Alaska. “Some people might call them mutts, but the fact that we put so much intention into our breeding, they’re so carefully bred for health and genetics, … they’re bred more carefully than purebred dogs.”

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Blinker The Star Shares New Song “Walk Through The Park”: Listen https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/blinker-the-star-shares-new-song-walk-through-the-park-listen/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 01:22:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/blinker-the-star-shares-new-song-walk-through-the-park-listen/ Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Jordon Zadorozny – who plays Blinker The Star – notably spent the ’90s releasing highly acclaimed albums like his 1993 self-titled album and 1996. A bourgeois kitten. He also famously contributed to Hole’s celebrity skin (specifically, “Reasons to Be Beautiful”), helped produce Chris Cornell’s 2003 solo album Screamand regularly released albums […]]]>

Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Jordon Zadorozny – who plays Blinker The Star – notably spent the ’90s releasing highly acclaimed albums like his 1993 self-titled album and 1996. A bourgeois kitten. He also famously contributed to Hole’s celebrity skin (specifically, “Reasons to Be Beautiful”), helped produce Chris Cornell’s 2003 solo album Screamand regularly released albums until last year’s Arista. Also worth noting: Last year, Lindsey Buckingham gave Zadorozny and bandmate Brad Laner retroactive songwriting credit after realizing he had accidentally plagiarized their song “Swan Song.” Well next month Blinker The Star will be releasing a new album called Oblast of loveand today they share a new single titled “Walk Through The Park”.

“‘Walk Through The Park’ is a hazy, melancholy, surreal meditation on certain moments of a relationship that linger in memory,” says Zadorozny. “I was sad and going through a breakup when I wrote it and missed a lot of the things we did together.”

“In the aftermath of my relationship, I wanted to put my energy into something constructive, so I decided to capture a musical snapshot of that moment in my life while also taking stock of the past few years,” Zadorozny adds about Oblast of love.

“I see it as a quasi-concept record. To be as current as possible, I gave myself a four-week deadline to complete it – here are my emotional, musical and intellectual concerns limited to a month in time. I had already finished the advanced singles, but the lion’s share of the record was done in September.

Zadorozny also talks about how this album nods to his Ukrainian ancestry and the ongoing war: “The horrific invasion of Ukraine is something that troubles me deeply and I follow closely,” he said. “Although my emotions about the war were not expressed directly in the music, there was a darkness permeating the recording sessions.”

He adds: “As a child, I loved the sumptuous Ukrainian Christmas dinners that my grandmother prepared on January 7. And my father inherited the Ukrainian magic of painting Easter eggs from his aunts.”

Listen to “Walk in the Park” below.

Oblast of love came out 11/10.

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Students build benches for a new park in the area https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/students-build-benches-for-a-new-park-in-the-area/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 23:33:06 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/students-build-benches-for-a-new-park-in-the-area/ Starkville, Miss. (WCBI) – Work continues at the Cornerstone Sports Complex in Starkville. As the crews continue the work, students from Mississippi State University have even helped add some unique pieces to the park. The Cornerstone Sports Complex is still under construction and although not complete, a few areas have been completed. With 12 new […]]]>

Starkville, Miss. (WCBI) – Work continues at the Cornerstone Sports Complex in Starkville.

As the crews continue the work, students from Mississippi State University have even helped add some unique pieces to the park.

The Cornerstone Sports Complex is still under construction and although not complete, a few areas have been completed.

With 12 new grass baseball and softball diamonds, a walking path and a playground, Starkville Parks and Rec can’t wait for families to get out and have fun.

Ashli ​​Coggins, head of marketing and sponsorships at Starkville Parks and Rec, says this park was designed for different family interests.

“One thing about the cornerstone that I want people to know is that this provision is flexible, whether it’s sports tourism or community parks and recreation, parents will be prepared to watch their children. and will also be able to take care of other amenities to have a good experience themselves,” Coggins said.

And some of the work incorporates the creativity of students at Mississippi State University School of Architecture. The group decided to build a variety of benches for families in the park.

Coggins says it’s clear that a lot of time, effort and thought went into the design and construction of the benches.

“We were just blown away. They put so much thought into these benches and the thought was applied to people who would actually come here. There are bench designs that would suit a mom with lots of kids or a whole family or just a whole team of kids and we think that’s just another thing that’s unique to Cornerstone,” said Coggins.

Students like Read Robertson and Kasey Losik say they’re happy to help add to the beauty of Starkville.

“There’s been a ton of thinking that’s been put into these benches and there’s been many different design iterations and we’ve gone through it over and over again with professors and I think what we’ve come up with was awesome and I think it’s going to be really big for Starkville,” Robertson said.

“We have a wide variety of models and we hope it will fit many families and people will enjoy them at the park,” Losik said.

And Coggins says it’s about bringing people in and showing love to the community.

“We want people to come here and get a sense of Starkville and we want them to feel like home,” Coggins said.

The park is expected to be completed early next year.

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Blackwell School becomes the National Park Service’s newest U.S. site https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/blackwell-school-becomes-the-national-park-services-newest-u-s-site/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 09:01:30 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/blackwell-school-becomes-the-national-park-services-newest-u-s-site/ When Mario Rivera attended the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas in the 1950s, he didn’t give it much thought. “It was just a normal school,” the 79-year-old said. “The students were, of course, Hispanic, given that it was a separate school.” He didn’t realize it was segregation at age 7 because everyone around him was […]]]>

When Mario Rivera attended the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas in the 1950s, he didn’t give it much thought.

“It was just a normal school,” the 79-year-old said. “The students were, of course, Hispanic, given that it was a separate school.”

He didn’t realize it was segregation at age 7 because everyone around him was in the same boat.

“We were never told there was another school for white students across the tracks,” Rivera said.

As adults, he and other alumni of the non-profit Blackwell School Alliance worked not only to save the school from demolition, but also to preserve its history. After years of lobbying Congress in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, President Joe Biden this week authorized the Blackwell School as a National Historic Landmark, and the whole country will soon be able to learn from it as a new one. US site of the National Park Service.

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