Agritourism Conference Nov. 3-5

first_imgThe 2010 Georgia Agritourism Conference, “Play, Learn, Grow,” will be held Nov. 3 – 5 at the Dillard House in Rabun County, Ga.Educational breakout sessions and networking opportunities highlight this year’s event. Dan Cathy, chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, has been invited to end the conference with a keynote address Friday, Nov. 5, at noon.The conference celebrates the newly formed Georgia Agritourism Association and will include the organization’s first official meeting.The conference will begin after lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Sessions and exhibits will include current information from agritourism experts. The schedule is designed to teach entrepreneurs the basics of building and sustaining agritourism enterprises including business planning, insurance and liability, budgeting, financing options, estate planning and legal issues facing agritourism operations. A session on the use of social media to effectively build business will also be offered.Marketing specialists from the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will discuss effective marketing strategies. Free marketing resources, like Market Maker, will be presented as well as information on loans and financing programs.Barbecue and a bonfire are planned for a casual Wednesday dinner.Thursday afternoon tours of Rabun County agritourism sites will include visits to the Kudzu Factory and Persimmon Creek Vineyards, among others. Georgia’s agriculture and tourism industries will host newly-elected legislators for a “Georgia Farm-to-Table” dinner on Thursday night.Early bird registration is $125 before October 22 and $165 after. Registration includes meals, tours and materials. Organizations can exhibit for $250, but limited space is available. Varying sponsorship levels are available. Visit for online or mail-in registration and sponsorship information. A special conference-lodging rate of $89 per night, which has been extended through the weekend, is available by calling the Dillard House at 1-800-541-0671 or by visiting .The conference is hosted and sponsored by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the Georgia Resource Conservation and Development Council, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Center for Agriculture Innovation, Georgia Center for Local Government, Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, UGA Cooperative Extension, Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division, the Rock Ranch, Jaemor Farms, Hillcrest Orchards, AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Rabun County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Association, Georgia Agribusiness Council and C7 Marketing and Sales Solutions.last_img read more

Alanis Morissette Shines at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (Concert Review)

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It was a beautiful Saturday night so we arrived early at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury to enjoy a cocktail and people-watch before Alanis Morissette’s Intimate and Acoustic Show.The theatre’s outdoor lounge was filled with fans mixing and mingling before the signal that it was time to move inside. There was no hesitation, as we were all eager to hear Morissette.The seats filled quickly with an army of women who first connected with her songs when Jagged Little Pill, her breakthrough album, debuted in 1995.It’s astounding to realize that Jagged Little Pill remains the best-selling debut release by a female artist in the United States and still remains in the top spot as being the highest-selling debut album in music history and in 13th place as the highest-selling album of all time. Globally it has sold more than 33 million copies.Almost 20 years later, Morissette remains a vanguard and staunch advocate for women’s issues and artists’ rights. Many concertgoers arrived with their daughters and husbands in tow to expose them to her prolific and meaningful lyrics.Alanis Morissette treated NYCB Theatre at Westbury concertgoers to an amazing performance July 26, 2014. (Beverly Fortune/Long Island Press)On stage, Morissette was flanked by two guitarists and had the audience’s attention from her first note. What’s the giveaway? Panning the room, there was literally no illumination from cell phones. All eyes were on Morissette. She had everyone at her “Mercy,” which was her opening song.As she ripped through the set, it became even more apparent that her songs are as authentic and impactful as they were when they were first heard.Morissette elicited major vocal participation from her fans as they happily sang along for almost the entire set, and she did not disappoint. She was flawless and in full control.Her fans went wild when she played the harmonica, and interestingly, my friend, John, leaned over and said, “Her voice is so hauntingly beautiful, I could listen to her all night. She doesn’t need to play the harmonica, it’s like putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa,” to quote a well-known phrase.In between songs she bantered with the audience, who echoed their love for her. A fan asked what her favorite song was and she revealed without hesitation, “Ave Maria.” The only disappointment voiced by some at the end of the show was that “You Oughta Know” was not part of the set.For more information on future shows at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, check out their page in The Island Ear The traditional encore was Alanis-ized when she announced that this is where they would traditionally leave the stage and return when the audience yelled for more. She didn’t move from her perch, receiving a resounding standing ovation from the crowd before banging out “Thank U” without missing a beat.Thank you, Alanis. It was a beautiful night.last_img read more

Renovated Sorrento four-bedroom home sells for $1.3 million

first_img3 Balmoral Ave, Sorrento. 3 Balmoral Ave, Sorrento sold for $1.3 million.A STUNNING waterfront home in Sorrento has sold for $1.3 million.Recently renovated with no expense spared, the four-bedroom house at 3 Balmoral Ave has been dubbed an entertainer’s delight with its outdoor kitchen and newly refurbished pool.The property has 11.5m of water frontage and a pontoon.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRay White, Broadbeach agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo sold the property to a local buyer.“From the moment you step inside you’ll be captivated by the cool, crisp lines and soothing neutral tones which adorn this oversized, single level home,” Mr Guo said.“Blessed with an abundance of natural light, this is a property that makes you feel instantly home, even with its luxurious finishes.”The property last changed hands in 2014 for $708,000. 3 Balmoral Ave, Sorrento.last_img read more

Real estate: Gold Coast’s ‘forgotten suburbs’ booming

first_imgThe Gold Coast from the sky. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)“We know values are rising on the Gold Coast and we know population growth is quite strong so I think it will continue to rise in line with population growth,” Mr Kusher said.“Interstate migration is ramping up and a lot of new supply has been built over the years.”But what will happen after the Commonwealth Games?“If you continue to see population growth, it’s reasonable to expect values to continue to rise,” Mr Kusher said.“It depends on migration and what happens to the stock including the Athlete’s Village, how quickly that comes on to the market.” Aerial view of a residential area on the Gold Coast. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)“Bilinga is one of those areas that sometimes gets forgotten,” DJ Stringer Property Services principal David Stringer said.“You’ve got Tugun, Kirra and Coolangatta but Bilinga is the forgotten area.“When you look at the beachside of Bilinga you’re only 100m from the beach. It’s all about the value for money for buyers.”He said Bilinga’s location was proving popular with developers honing in on the suburb.“There’s a lot of good parcels of land with the old vintage flats which are ripe for developers,” he said. A Gold Coast aerial.Palm Beach (15.6 per cent rise), Elanora (15.4pc), Mermaid Beach (14.8pc), Tallebudgera Valley (14.3pc), Clear Island Waters (14.1pc), Lower Beechmont (14.0pc), Willow Vale (12.8pc) andBroadbeach Waters (12.7pc) rounded out the top 10.The report reveals nine out of 10 Gold Coast vendors made a profit on sales in the June quarter, pocketing almost $520 million.The median profit on the Gold Coast was $120,000 after holding a home for 7.9 years — $4000 up on the previous three months.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said the 2018 Commonwealth Games and resulting construction boom as well as a growing population attributed to the strong property market. Aerial view of the Gold Coast.THE Gold Coast’s “forgotten suburbs” have emerged as top growth areas as homebuyers turn their attention towards the outskirts of the city.Figures released today reveal the relatively quiet suburbs of Bilinga and Elanora were among the top five to record the highest yearly growth for houses in the 12 months to June, 2017.It comes as buyers are pushed out of Palm Beach — another high-performing suburb that has recorded a massive 50 per cent jump in median house values over five years.The latest CoreLogic Pain & Gain report showed the median house value in Bilinga — the top performing suburb — was $587,335, up almost 19 per cent over 12 months. Bilinga.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoGuanaba, a semirural suburb west of Maudsland and Mount Nathan, recorded the second highest house growth on the Coast with a 15.9 per cent jump over 12 months.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Josh Thomas said the growth reflected some of the larger sales in the suburb.“The growth comes down to the fact it was really unknown until there were some substantial marketing on some of the larger properties,” Mr Thomas said.“I think that’s had a flow-on effect on the suburb.“It’s a beautiful part of the world and a lot of people are looking for that type of lifestyle — they’ve got the privacy and the land to accompany it.”last_img read more

Cricket News Twitter Reactions: Lasith Malinga retires from ODI cricket with ‘win’ on and off the field

first_imgCongratulations on the glorious journey Yorker King #Malinga. There will never be another toe crusher like you again. Best wishes for your future endeavours. 👊#LasithMalinga— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 26, 2019The ideal farewell for #LasithMalinga, big contributor of the game and many youngsters at various levels have learnt a lot from him. Well bowled Champion 👏💥— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 27, 2019 Wat a Final spell!Wat a legendary career from a legendary player, a true gentleman & have been a great inspiration for many | lucky enough to play together! 👏👏 #SLvBAN New Delhi: Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who has been nothing short of a legend to the game of cricket has finally hung his boots as he bows out of One-Day International career. He leaves the cricket arena by helping his team defeat Bangladesh in the first of the three-match ODI series in Colombo.Malinga, who recently became the highest wicket-taker for Lankans in the World Cup, had announced his retirement a few days after the quadrennial tournament and wanted to play in front of the home crowd for one last time.The right-handed fast bowler had made a splash in international cricket in 2004 and immediately come into attention thanks to his unique slingy side-on action. His ability to bowl yorkers at high speed soon endeared him to fans all over the world. However, he couldn’t sustain his speed and fitness in the longest format and had to call time on his Test career in 2010 to prolong his white-ball sojourn.The cricket fraternity around the globe wished him well on what has been an illustrious career. With this, News Nation brings to you the best tweets you will find on internet today: Lasith Malinga claimed 3/38 in his last ODI game against Bangladesh. Malinga finished his illustrious ODI career with 338 wickets. Lasith Malinga will continue to play T20 cricket for Sri Lanka. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 9

first_img18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 stealsLast Week: N/ACJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERBreaking the norm this season, we finally got a player to top this list twice.Against cellar-dwelling foes, CJ Perez’s steady play lifted Lyceum to stretch its unbeaten run to 11 as the Pirates continued to show their dominance.But tougher foes are still out to put the first dent in the Pirates’ armor, with games against Arellano and Perpetual slated in the next two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson We’re finally in the second round and it seems like Lyceum and San Beda are just cruising to get the top two spots in the Final Four.But the sense of urgency is palpable for the middle teams, with teams refusing to back down which led to two games this week going to overtime. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAs always, games are won by the heroes and this are this week’s top performers.(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground MOST READ GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’center_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend (2) Gab Dagangon – F, Perpetual Altas21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AGab Dagangon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERPlaying like a team with a purpose, Perpetual Help finally gutted out a 88-82 overtime win over Letran.And the one to anchor the Altas was Gab Dagangon.The senior forward drilled huge buckets in the extra period as Perpetual Help got themselves back into the hunt for a Final Four slot.(3) Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1 assist, 1.5 blocksLast Week: 1Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERConsistency is key for Javee Mocon. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Last Week: N/ATey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro did all he could to salvage Jose Rizal University in its classic duel, drilling clutch triples just to keep his team in contention.However, his disqualification in second overtime after picking up his fifth foul took the air out of the Heavy Bombers. He was the fourth player to foul out in the game, as JRU saw they four-game winning streak come to a screeching halt. Winning start Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall it a redemption game.Thrown out in San Sebastian’s first round meeting against EAC, Michael Calisaan came back with a vengeance as his superb efforts gave the Golden Stags another victory.More importantly, Calisaan’s performance leveled San Sebastian’s record to 5-5 as it gears up against contenders Perpetual and San Beda.(6) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs17 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assistsLast Week: 5Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERKent Salado chose the perfect time to be at his best as he delivered the dagger buckets in Arellano’s double overtime win over Jose Rizal University on Thursday.The fearless guard almost single-handedly put the game away and diffused the explosive Heavy Bombers.(7) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers30 points (6-17 3PT FG), 6 rebounds, 1 assist With Robert Bolick serving his one-game suspension on Friday, the forward kept San Beda afloat in its 88-70 win against Mapua.Continuously churning out double-doubles through the course of the season, it should be no surprise that Mocon is in the discussion for this season’s MVP race. (4) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas21 points, 19 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/APrince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLeading the MVP race to end the first round, Prince Eze picked up where he left off and unleashed another dominant showing against Letran.The Nigerian imposed his will in the paint against the depleted Knights frontline on Thursday.(5) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 stealLast Week: N/A View commentslast_img read more