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Ten Reasons Why We Can’t Wait For This Year’s LOCKN’ Festival

first_imgLOCKN’ Festival is coming up on August 25-28, and we are beyond excited to get to Virginia for what should be one of the best weekends of the summer. On top of incredible headlining sets from Phish, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Phil Lesh & Friends, Gary Clark Jr., and Tedeschi Trucks Band, the festival has a ton to offer, from amazing food to awesome outdoors activities, and of course some of the best up-and-coming bands on the scene.Let’s take a look at everything we’re excited about at LOCKN’ this year, and get pumped to head to Virginia in just a few short days!1. WheelhouseBring your bike with you to LOCKN’, and you shall be rewarded with 15 miles of beautiful trails to ride on Oak Ridge Farm’s lush and expansive property. There will be guided tours provided by CAMBC and Red Bull athletes with beginner and intermediate options, and three ride times per day to choose from. The festival is encouraging bicycle use in general, and will also be providing bike racks around the concert site for convenient parking. You’ll even be able to rent your own bicycle for the weekend from Respect Cycles. Save your legs, hop on a bike, and enjoy the outdoors that LOCKN’ has to offer.2. Participation RowParticipation Row calls LOCKN’ its home, and, while it has moved on to have a presence at other events, the original incarnation lives on as the essential gathering of non-profit, non-partisan organizations who want to inform and engage voters in the festival world. This year, Participation Row will feature HeadCount, Conscious Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, NORML, Love Hope Strength and more, with 20 different organizations in total.The festival is once again partnering with Qello Concerts and HeadCount to bring Participation Row to LOCKN’. In an interesting move, the festival will hold a raffle that you will automatically be entered into if you complete four of the activities located in the Participation Row area. You could win a D’Angelico guitar signed by the festival’s headliners, or a free scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, and all people who finish four activities will win a free 30-day subscription to Qello Concerts. In a highly divisive election year, we need Participation Row to inform the masses and educate people as much as possible.HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein had this to say about Participation Row: “This is a chance for fans at LOCKN’ to get in touch with their powers as voters and what their votes really mean. But it will all be in a fun setting with no partisan agenda.”HeadCount is hoping to register over 500 voters at this year’s festival, so, if you need to register to vote, please make sure to stop by their booth at Participation Row while at LOCKN’!3. Circles Around The Sun’s Debut PerformanceThis Neal Casal-led project took everyone by surprise at last year’s Fare Thee Well celebration in Chicago. The Grateful Dead-inspired music was created specifically to be played during the show’s intermissions, and fans loved it so much that the project will now make its debut live performance at this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. Deadheads will be excited to hear these groovy instrumentals in the live setting for the first time, with the show fittingly taking place late night on The Woods stage. Casal will also be playing with Hard Working Americans on Saturday and Chris Robinson Brotherhood & Phil Lesh & Friends on Sunday, so he will be all over the festival, but if you want to see something truly special, make sure to stay up late Friday night to hear the psychedelic sounds of Circles Around The Sun.4. WaterLOCKN’Let’s face it. Summer music festivals can be really hot! With a full weekend of camping in the August heat ahead, LOCKN’ provides festival-goers with the ultimate opportunity to cool down: WaterLOCKN’. You can buy a relatively cheap $20 ticket to take a shuttle from the Trinity Church, located just across the street from the festival’s Main Stage grounds, to the Tye River for an hour long session of swimming and hanging with your friends. All proceeds go to local charities that help feed hungry children, and the program is 100% volunteer driven. Buses leave on the hour, every hour, but fans are encouraged to sign up at least one day early because the shuttles do fill up. The shuttles run from 11:00am to 4:00pm Friday and Saturday, and 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday.5. Garcia’s ForestDo you like Jerry Garcia? Do you like to dance all night long? Well then, you’re in luck, as Garcia’s Forest will be a new addition to LOCKN’ Festival this year. The festival has described Garcia’s Forest as “a late-night dance party featuring endless good vibes and a kaleidoscope of energy” that will feature the music of Jerry Garcia 100% of the time. This stage sounds destined to be a hit, and seems to be an early favorite for the best place to finish your night at LOCKN’. We can’t wait to get to Garcia’s Forest and dance to the sweet, sweet sounds of Jerry all night long!6. Local Virginia Food and Beverage VendorsLOCKN’ will feature tons of delicious local Virginia food vendors at this year’s festival. Blue Ridge Pizza, Got Dumplings?, Shenandoah Joe, and Carpe Donut are all from Charlottesville, Crazy Cakes is from Harrisonburg, Richmond Grapevine is from Richmond, The Southern Way Cafe and Gryffon’s Aerie are from Crozet, and those are just a few of the local options that you can expect to find. Make sure to stop by The Rock Barn, which is actually from Arrington, the town where LOCKN’ takes place, for some truly local meat products. Worry not, non-meat eaters, as Priya’s Now Serving will be on-site providing vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. There are a few other fun additions as well that come from out of state, including the awesome looking Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co., festival-veterans Peace Love Tacos, and the absurdly fun dance party that is Ice Cream Disco.7. Festival DebutsLOCKN’ is all about big-time collaborations and unpredictable improvisation, but one thing the festival also does is break up-and-coming artists on the regular. This year’s festival has a bunch of great bands making their first appearance at LOCKN’, as the festival continues to keep a keen eye on what people are listening to. Besides Circles Around The Sun, Turkuaz will bring their brand of power-funk to the stage on Friday afternoon, and relative newcomers Khruangbin will play a set of their smooth grooves in The Woods late night on Saturday. The festival also has two of this year’s top buzz-bands, Vulfpeck and Twiddle, playing two sets each over the course of the weekend. The festival lineup is stacked, but these rising stars will all have huge moments at this year’s LOCKN’ festival.8. The LocationNestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, LOCKN’ offers a jaw dropping setting that enhances the festival’s vibe and atmosphere. LOCKN’ patrons will experience the ultimate natural high on LOCKN’s awe-inspiring farm with incredible views and natural wonders. On your way to the festival, you can even adventure through the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering magnificent mountain views, or sip and savor wine or beer at one of the award-winning wineries and breweries conveniently situated on the drive. Natural beauty goes a long way at festivals, and there’s no shortage of that at LOCKN’.9. Unexpected CollaborationsNo matter what, the most exciting part about LOCKN’ are the unexpected musical collaborations. With so much talent on site, and so many musicians that respect one another, the possibilities are endless, and has fans salivating at the prospect of seeing several of their favorite musicians play together. Will Mike Gordon or Trey Anastasio or Phil Lesh play with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead? Will Phish and Ween play “Roses are Free” together? Will Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman reprise his role as Billy Joel and perform “The Stranger” with Umphrey’s McGee? Will Derek Trucks sit in with My Morning Jacket? Will Jim James sit in with Phil Lesh & Friends?….Simply put, the LOCKN’ lineup is loaded with potential, and we cannot wait to see how it all plays out!10. The CommunityLOCKN’ has all the ingredients to be one of the best weekends of the summer. The positive vibes are undeniable as people prepare to make the trek to Virginia, and we can only imagine that we’ll have all the feels once everyone is on Blue Ridge Farm for a weekend of musical bliss. The community element is palpable at LOCKN’, and with Phish, My Morning Jacket, and Ween–all bands that have devoted and hardcore fanbases–joining the frey this year, we can’t wait for the melting pot of fans that only a festival like LOCKN’ can provide. Whether you are going to the festival with your best friends, or are attending the event solo, remember that every single person at the festival is there because they love music. In that sense, you’ll never be alone at LOCKN’!Check out more information about LOCKN Festival on their official website here, and scope the full music lineup below!last_img read more

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Intellectual environment examined

first_imgEmpty seats at lectures and a lack of academic conversation in residence halls spurred discussion in Campus Life Council (CLC) Monday.The Council discussed possibilities for greater engagement outside the classroom and the intellectual environment on campus. “We are an extremely intelligent campus,” former student body president Grant Schmidt said. “We are very passionate about our studies. How do we expand on that?”Members of CLC debated how to bring a more intellectual environment to campus life outside of the classroom that would still preserve Notre Dame’s distinct identity. “We are getting a sense from juniors and seniors that they are just now realizing that they should be having friendships with their professors,” former student body vice president Cynthia Weber said. Creating more peer academic involvement during freshmen orientation would be a method to introduce this intellectual environment to students immediately, she said.Weber suggested that these conversations should could build an “opportunity to pursue service through scholarship” for students at Notre Dame who are looking towards graduate education. Council members steered away from specifically incorporating academic life in the residence halls around campus by holding more classes in dorm settings. “Looking at the residential system as a major piece of the puzzle in stimulating the intellectual life on campus is like trying to put out a fire with a water gun,” Sorin Hall rector Fr. Jim King said. The challenge is making the connection between the residence life and the culture of academia on campus, he said. Making academic events appealing to students is critical to developing an intellectual environment, members said. The Council identified a lack of interest as a problem rather than a lack of opportunities.“The value of a forum or of an event like the God Debate is that those stimulate discussion and are not just lectures,” Judicial Council president Ian Secviar said. Broadcasting important events through television and scheduling programs at more convenient times for students were proposed to engage more of the campus community. Council members targeted a combination of over-programming and a lack of advertising as the source of low attendance for lectures on campus. “It is a shame that we have so much at hand and so little being taken advantage of,” student representative John DeLacio said. “It’s frustrating.”last_img read more

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Sumner County Docket: April 9, 2015 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Patricia Toothman — Case No: 15 CR 56.Date of birth: 1973 Address: South Haven.Charges:Count 1 – Possession Marijuana – Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Possession Drug Paraphernalia — Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: Oct. 30, 2014.Case description: Toothman is accused of having a bag of marijuana in her bedroom and a glass smoking pipe.———State of Kansas v. Jeremy Wayne Corter — Case No: 15 CR 58.Date of birth: 1986 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Possession Drug Paraphernalia — Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: August 29, 2014.Case description: Corter is accused of having a metal spoon used to heat or burn a controlled substance. Allegedly, Corter stole some of his mother’s prescription only Fentanyl and burned it in the spoon to inhale the vapors which caused him to pass out.———State of Kansas v. Alexis E. McClure — Case No: 15 CR 60.Date of birth: 1994 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Possession Drug Paraphernalia — Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Possession Marijuana — Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: January 8, 2015Case description: McClure is accused of possessing a glass smoking pipe, redcap smoking pipe, rolling papers and metal grinder. She allegedly had a partially smoked marijuana cigarette along with some marijuana in a smoking pipe after a WPD officer responded to a 911 hang up call at her residence.———State of Kansas v. Joshua T. Ledesma — Case No: 15 CR 63.Date of birth: 1986 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Battery of Correctional Officer, level 5 felony.Count 2 – Battery of Correctional Officer, level 5 felony.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 13, 2014.Case description: Ledesma, an inmate at Sumner County jail, is accused of having been placed in the restraint chair for behavior issues. He allegedly was able to free himself from his leg restrain and angrily kick the detention deputy corporal when he approached him to re-secure his legs. He then is accused of spitting in the eye of another detention deputy sergeant when he came to the cell to speak with Ledesma about a scheduled evaluation.———State of Kansas v. Kizzetta Nicole McClendon — Case No: 15 CR 64.Date of birth: N/A Address: Forrest, Miss.Charges:Count 1 – Interference with law enforcement officer – Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Display or use another person’s driver’s license – Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 – Driving while suspended of revoked – Class B misdemeanor.Count 4 – Failure to provide proof of insurance – Class B misdemeanor.Count 5 – Seat belt not fastened, unclassified misdemeanor.Count 6 – Display of tag not assigned to the vehicle – unclassified misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: January 29, 2014.Case description: McClendon is accused of using a driver’s license belonging to another person to avoid a traffic violation, and displaying a fictitious Mississippi license plate on the vehicle.———State of Kansas v. Daniel Lewis Wentzel— Case No: 15 CR 65.Date of birth: 1969 Address: Caldwell.Charges:Count 1 – Disorderly Conduct – Class C misdemeanor.Count 2 – Criminal Littering – Class C misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 21, 2015Case description: Wentzel is accused of angrily knocking over a trash can and inviting another person to physically fight with him outside the Last Chance Bar & Grill in Caldwell. After he was allegedly kicked out of the bar he allegedly kicked over a trash can outside again and dumped out its contents. When he was told by a Caldwell police officer to pick up the trash, he started to do so, but became angry again and kicked the can over again, spilling the trash.———State of Kansas v. Mark Mullins — Case No: 15 CR 66.Date of birth: 1984 Address: Wichita.Charges:Count 1 – Driving while suspended, second offense – Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Identity Theft, level 8 felony.Count 3 – Conspiracy to commit identity theft, level 10 felony.Count 4 – Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 5 – Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 6 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 24, 2015.Case description: Mullins is accused of driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee on a public road at Walnut Street and Jefferson Avenue in Wellington when his Kansas driving privileges were suspended. When apprehended, Mullins is accused of possessing multiple checks that was in his account but with an account number issued to another.Allegedly, at least one of four conspirators, obtained identifying information including bank account numbers for individuals at an apartment in Wichita which was printed onto checks having Mark Mullins name but with an account number issued to another person’s Ameritrust bank account. Mullins allegedly had possession of such a check when he was arrested for Driving While Suspended. Also a conspirator, allegedly used Mullins vehicle to go to Casey’s in Wellington and had a similar check on Feb. 6, 2015 with false name on someone else’s account number.Mullins also allegedly had marijuana, methamphetamine and a smoking pipe in his backpack and/or jacket pocket which was discovered when he was booked in county jail.———State of Kansas v. Joseph T. Mies — Case No: 15 CR 67.Date of birth: 1992 Address: Belle PlaineCharges:Count 1 – Criminal Trespass, Class B misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 14, 2015Case description: Mies is accused of going into a residence he was not authorized or privileged in doing so. He was held at gunpoint until a deputy arrived. According to the home dweller who filed the complaint, his dogs were barking and he found Mies inside his house without permission. He held him at gunpoint while his wife called the police. The home dweller said Mies was obviously intoxicated. The Belle Plaine deputy interviewed a neighbor who said he had kicked Mies out of his house earlier that night.———State of Kansas v. Timothy Bise — Case No: 15 CR 68.Date of birth: 1996 Address: PeckCharges:Count 1 – Speeding 66 in 55 mph zone, traffic infraction.Count 2 – Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 13, 2015.Case description: After being stopped for speeding on a township road, Bise is accused of possessing marijuana, and having a marijuana pipe and rolling paper in his vehicle.———State of Kansas v. Paul R. Jacobs II — Case No: 15 CR 69.Date of birth: 1994 Address: Wellington.Charges:Count 1 – Defective tag light, traffic infraction.Count 2 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 – Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 4 – Possession marijuana.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 15, 2015.Case description: After being stopped for not having a working headlight after sunset and before dawn, Jacobs is accused of having a baggy in a door handle pocket containing meth, a baggy of marijuana in his pocket, and a glass smoking pipe in the driver’s door pocket.———State of Kansas v. Timothy Williams — Case No: 15 CR 70.Date of birth: 1970 Address: Wellington.Charges:Count 1 – Identity theft, level 8 felony.Count 2 – Making false information, level 8 felony.Count 3 – Making false information, level 8 felony.Count 4 – Making false information, level 8 felony.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 5, 2015.Case description: Williams is accusing of using personal identity information from a checking account not his own at Bank of Commerce and using it to cash checks elsewhere. The name on the checks allegedly was his, but the checking account number belonged to a Sumner County resident. Willams then allegedly wrote a $430 and $260 check to a friend so the friend could cash the checks in Wichita.He then allegedly on January 7, 2015 wrote a check at the Kansas Star Casino for $200 using the account number of the Sumner County resident.———State of Kansas v. James Brewster — Case No: 15 CR 71.Date of birth: 1975 Address: Valley Center.Charges:Count 1 – Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 2 – Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 – Possession narcotics, level 5 drug felony.Count 4 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 26, 2015.Case description: Brewster is accused of having an orange baggy methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested at the Kansas Star Casino. He also allegedly had two baggies of marijuana in his pocket, Xanax and Lortab pills, and rolling paper.———State of Kansas v. Kiley Cragun— Case No: 15 CR 72.Date of birth: 1991 Address: Wichita.Charges:Count 1 – Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: March 3, 2015.Case description: Cragun is accused of having a baggy of marijuana in her purse.———State of Kansas v. Craig Boggs — Case No: 15 CR 44.Date of birth: 1981 Address: CaldwellCharges:Count 1 – Child abuse, Level 5 felony.Count 2 – Battery, Class B misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 28, 2015.Case description: Boggs is accused of angrily slapping a child, born in 2006, on his face, back and hips leaving several marks. He allegedly slapped and spanked him so hard it caused him to have a black eye and bruises on his back and hips.———State of Kansas v. Billy Joe Buckley— Case No: 15 CR 42.Date of birth: 1962 Address: Wichita.Charges:Count 1 – Theft, Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Burglary, Level 7 felony.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 15, 2015.Case description: Buckley is accused of stealing a 40-inch Samsung LED-LCD television from Hampton Inn after a tenant had checked out. He allegedly took the television from his room, put it in another room, before placing it in a large bag and removing it from the hotel at 9:14 a.m.———State of Kansas v. Marsha Allison — Case No: 15 CR 75.Date of birth: 1990 Address: Strawberry Plains, Tenn.Charges:Count 1 – Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Indecent liberties with a child, level 5 felony.Date of alleged crime: March 10, 2015.Case description: Allison is accused of making false information to a police officer stating she was 17 when she was 24. She also allegedly engaged with a child who was 14 years or more but less than 16 years of age. She is accused of lewd fondling or touching with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of either the child or offender or both after developing a relationship through the Internet while claiming to be 17.———State of Kansas v. Mark Mullins — Case No: 15 CR 76.Date of birth: 1984 Address: Wichita.Charges:Count 1 – Identity theft, Level 8 felony.Count 2 – Identity theft, level 8 felony.Count 3 – Identity theft of level 8 felony.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 4, 2015.Case description: Mullins is accused of using a fraudulent check at Casey’s East Store in Wellington to pay for $75.28 worth of fuel and merchandise using an account number issued to an account at the Bank of the West but was falsely printed in the name of Mark Mullins. He then allegedly paid for $14.35 and $106.52 in merchandise from Casey’s West in Wellington.———State of Kansas v. Megan Mendenhall — Case No: 15 CR 78.Date of birth: 1977 Address: Grove, Okla.Charges:Count 1 – Driving under the influence, Class B misdemeanor.Count 2 – Possession marijuana, second offense, level 5 drug felony.Count 3 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 25, 2015.Case description: Mendenhall is accused of operating a 2014 KIA with an alcohol concentration above .08 after she drove her vehicle into an accident at about 6:28 p.m. and submitted a breath alcohol test at 7:35 p.m. She also allegedly was found to be possessing marijuana in her pocket and in a clear plastic bag.———State of Kansas v. Caroline Gerardy — Case No: 15 CR 79.Date of birth: N/A Address: Haysville.Charges:Count 1 – Burglary of a non-dwelling, level 7 felony.Count 2 – Theft, level 9 felony.Count 3 – Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.Count 4 – Driving while canceled, suspended or revoked, Class B misdemeanor.Count 5 – Failure to provide proof of insurance, Class B misdemeanor.Count 6 – Reckless driving, Class C misdemeanor.Count 7 – Transporting an open container, unclassified misdemeanor.Count 8 – Display of tag not assigned an open container, unclassified misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: March 13, 2015.Case description: Gerardy is accused of breaking into six storage units at Sandell Storage and depriving six individuals of possessions of more than $1,000 of value. She then is accused of driving on a highway with a suspended license at 4th Avenue in Belle Plaine with the transportation of alcohol.———State of Kansas v. Anthony Thomas — Case No: 15 CR 80.Date of birth: N/A Address: Wellington.Charges:Count 1 – Endangerment, Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Violation of restriction on driver’s license, unclassified misdemeanor.Count 3 – Fail to maintain one lane, traffic infraction.Date of alleged crime: December 18, 2014.Case description: Thomas is accused while driving with three other individuals of creating a danger of great bodily harm or death while sitting in the front passenger seat. He allegedly reached over and grabbed the steering wheel as a joke while traveling highway speeds, resulting in the vehicle losing control, sliding, and striking the concrete divider wall separating southbound traffic from northbound traffic on Interstate 35.———State of Kansas v. Kaycia Renae Hatfield — Case No: 15 CR 83.Date of birth: 1989 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Burglary of a dwelling, level 7 felony.Count 2 – Theft, Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 – Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 22, 2015.Case description: Hatfield is accused of entering a dwelling and stealing a jewelry box, jewelry bag, and assorted jewelry valued at $940 and causing $130 damage to a door frame.———State of Kansas v. Thomas Weiner — Case No: 15 CR 84.Date of birth: 1986 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Burglary of a dwelling, level 7 felony.Count 2 – Theft, Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 – Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 22, 2015.Case description: Weiner is accused of entering a dwelling and stealing a jewelry box, jewelry bag, and assorted jewelry valued at $940 and causing $130 damage to a door frame.———State of Kansas v. Kurt Sloan — Case No: 15 CR 87.Date of birth: 1996 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – No proof of insurance, misdemeanor.Count 2 – Minor in possession of alcoholic beverages, misdemeanor.Count 3 – Transportation of Open Container, misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: March 28, 2015.Case description: Sloan is accused of driving a 2001 White Ford at 1100 E. 40th St. South.last_img read more

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