Yesterday, Terrapin Crossroads, the iconic venue in San Rafael, California, owned by the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, announced that they had a special event in store tonight. This evening, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Grahame Lesh, and Ross James will all come together and perform as part of Songs To Fill The Air series in the backyard of Terrapin Crossroad. The event is free to the public and an all-ages affair, with food and drinks available for attendees. The show starts at 5:30, and those who can make it are probably not going to want to be late. Following the free performance, Ross James will perform inside as part of his Cosmic Thursdays.
719 Speewah Road, Speewah. Ray White Cairns Beaches. Cairns Post Real Estate liftout 9/12/17UP THE Macalister Range and just past Kuranda lies the small, rainforest-covered hamlet of Speewah.A locality of the Mareeba Shire Council, Speewah has a population of about 900 residents, with an average weekly income of almost $1,300. The median price for houses is $477, 000 and has grown steadily over the past three years. In general, properties in Speewah come on spacious bush blocks with views of the rainforest and hidden from main roads.Speewah Conservation Park, which covers an area of 15.2ha, was gazetted as a conservation park in December 2004, following a donation of land to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) by local residents Ron and Pam Elgar. Smooth, green-trunked cadagi trees Corymbia torelliana and tall kauri pines Agathis robusta provide a scenic setting and the surrounding rainforest provides a tranquil backdrop for the camping and day-use areas.The park is adjacent to Barron Gorge National Park and includes a camping area which is a convenient base for exploring the long-distance walking track network in Barron Gorge National Park.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoSpeewah Country Tavern worker Trish Vohland has been making the 20-minute drive from her home in Mareeba to the popular pub since she started working there in December.“Speewah is a very easy drive from Mareeba,” she said.“I tend to like all the customers. They’re all different sorts. You have locals who have retired, then you have the everyday worker and I find they’re all quite friendly.“Thanks to the rain, it is all green everywhere at the moment.”The tavern also provides motel-style accommodation and a service station provides one of the few places off the Kennedy Highway to fill up when heading west from Cairns.It is on the edge of lush World Heritage rainforest and freshwater Grove Creek. The Speewah Equestrian Centre is another attraction in the area drawing horse-lovers out of the city. The centre offers lessons and holiday camps.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Three seconds were left on the clock. Manchester Regional High School (New Jersey) was down by one. The ball was in Kadejhia Sellers’ hands, like it always was at the end of games. The star basketball player would graduate Manchester as the all-time leading scorer with 1,059 points. And Manchester just needed two.Head coach David Sposato still remembers what happened next vividly. Sellers dribbled the length of the floor, through the entire defense for a game-winning layup as the buzzer sounded.“For most people to dribble the length of the court in such a short period of time while being covered would be impossible,” Sposato said. “But due to her sheer speed, she was able to do it.”Sellers has taken her speed to the next level, now a senior leader for Syracuse in track and field. She received All-ACC honors in 2016-17. That spring, she placed third in the 400 meters at the ACC Championships. Last season was highlighted by a win in the same event at the Boston University Valentine Invitational. Her raw athleticism and leadership make her the runner she is.“She’s the kind of kid that I’d love it if she had eight years of eligibility and we can go ahead and play with her being a 60-meter runner one year and play with being a 200-meter runner one year,” Syracuse assistant coach Dave Hegland, who coaches the sprinters, said. “I just think she could do a lot. She’s got a really wide range of abilities.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSellers’ mom, Patsy Waters, remembers when Sellers was little and played outside, developing the versatility that would propel her. During games of hide and seek, Sellers would sprint and be the first one hidden. She was never caught.“She just moves really, really quick,” Waters said. “So I was like, ‘wow.’ And she has really long legs, too.”When she moved from South Carolina to New Jersey her sophomore year of high school, she landed a spot on the Manchester basketball team.The 2014-15 season was Manchester’s best in three decades. After Sellers graduated, it went from 15 wins to five wins the next year. Sposato said she still holds an “iconic” role in school history. Her number, 20, has not been worn since she left. It didn’t matter if she were exhausted, Sposato said. With their fast pace style of play, she normally was. But when the team needed her late, she would kick into another gear.“It’s a great thing when your best player is also your hardest worker,” Sposato said. “So the rest of your team is working their butts off because you have a girl who’s a stud, who’s all out sprinting and coming early and putting the time in.”She ran track before she moved states, though only in the outdoor season because of basketball. She threw discus — not every meet, she was just “playing around” — and nearly broke a school record on her first throw. She’s also ran the 60 meters in 7.37 seconds which Hegland called “exceptional” for a 400-meter runner.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorSposato believed that even if she was taught volleyball, she would’ve been the best player on the court. Hegland wishes there was more time in each season so he could have really seen what she could do.At Manchester, a fast time in the 400-meters in her junior year caught the attention of schools like Syracuse. Hegland said the more the staff learned about Sellers, the more they liked her.“The fact that she was playing basketball and playing at a high level, that helped her,” Hegland said. “She picks up on new things really quick … She’s a very adaptive athlete.”Some Division II schools offered to bring her in for both basketball and track. But Sellers said she recognized that while her passion was basketball, her talent was track. She could do more with it.When Sellers got to SU, she had to make adjustments. Running indoors for the first time, she had to learn how to cut into lanes quicker, as well as adjust to different lengths.“Mentally it kind of messes you up, whereas outdoor you’re just running one lap and indoor is two laps,” Sellers said.But she fit in quickly, becoming All-ACC in indoor, not outdoor. Hegland was impressed with how well she faced the steep learning curve. As the only senior female sprinter on the roster, it’s now her turn to help the younger runners make their adjustments.“She always has a plan and a goal not only for herself, but for the whole team,” Alexis Crosby, a freshman teammate, said. “So it’s been an inspiration to be around her and to just learn from her.”While Sellers specializes in the 400-meter run, she has been used elsewhere — and has found success. She finished second in the 200-meter race in the 2017 BU Valentine invitational. In the 2015 Cornell Greg Page Relays, she won the 300-meters.But no matter what Sellers does, her philosophy remains the same.“Everything I do, I have to make sure I do it in excellence,” Sellers said. “Because if I do it in excellence, then the team will follow that excellence.” Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:01 am Contact Eric: [email protected]
30 Sep 2015 Victory for England and another clean sweep England won a tight match against Ireland 5-3 to successfully retain the Senior Women’s Home Internationals – and complete a second successive national clean sweep.English senior amateur champion Helen Lowe won the 18th and her game to seal the victory for the team at Elm Park Golf Club, Ireland.It’s the team’s ninth win since this championship began in 2003 and it means England have won the complete set of girls’, women’s and senior Home Internationals for the second year in a row.England captain Pat Wrightson, who earlier in the season steered the team to a European silver medal, commented: “It was an excellent effort by the team and it’s been a pleasure to be their captain.”England were put on the back foot on the first day of the tournament when they were held to a draw by Wales. They came straight back with a convincing win on the second day against Scotland; but Ireland, the European bronze medallists, had opened with two good wins.It meant that England had to win today’s title decider while Ireland – champions in 2012 and 2013 – would take the trophy with a win or a halved result.England set out with a strong foursomes performance and won the top two matches. Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman completed a perfect foursomes record with three wins from three outings and, like Julie Brown and Helen Lowe, were never behind in their game.In the singles, Cath Rawthore won the first two holes and stayed ahead for her game, eventually winning 4/3. Lindsey Shaw, by contrast, lost the first but quickly righted matters and was ahead after the third, never dropping behind again, winning 2/1.Helen Lowe’s match was always tight and there was never more than a hole in it. The players were all square after the 13th, with the next four holes all halved, but Lowe broke the deadlock with a win on the 18th to grab her point and confirm the team’s victory.The England team, captained by Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield), is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin).Image (courtesy LGU) from left: Helen Lowe, Lulu Housman, Lindsey Shaw, Julie Brown, Caroline Berry, Pat Wrightson, Sue Dye and Cath Rawthore.01 October 2015 Stunning singles play from EnglandDefending champions England put on a stunning singles performance today to inflict a heavy defeat on Scotland in the Senior Women’s Home Internationals.The England players won all five of the singles, with the closest being decided on the 16th, and added it to their shared foursomes points for a 6½-1½ victory.Tomorrow they play the hosts, Ireland, in a title decider at Elm Park Golf Club. Ireland have two wins from the two matches played so far, while England have won one and halved one.If England win tomorrow they will retain the title. A loss or a halved match will hand the trophy to Ireland.England captain Pat Wrightson said: “It was a tremendous team effort today to win by 6½ to 1½. Tomorrow will be an exciting match against Ireland to decide the winners of the 2015 Home International matches.”This morning Lulu Housman and Caroline Berry continued to play excellent foursomes to score a 2/1 win, while Julie Brown and Lindsey Shaw secured a valuable half.In the afternoon the players were in control of their matches with par golf. Helen Lowe almost holed in one at the 5th hole and Lindsey Shaw finished her match in style by almost holing her tee shot at the 16th.There was a series of big winning margins: British senior champion Julie Brown won her singles 7/6; Lulu Housman and Caroline Berry both won 5/3; Helen Lowe won 4/3; and Lindsey Shaw 3/2. 30 September 2015England’s title defence begins with a drawEngland were held to a draw by Wales today as they began their defence of the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Elm Park Golf Club in Ireland.The titleholders lost the morning foursomes 2-1, with their point scored by Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman. England were unlucky to lose to the third game, but Sharon Roberts of Wales holed a putt of 40ft for a birdie on the 17th to go one up and a half at 18 gave Wales their second win of the morning.However, England won the singles 3-2 to square the match. British senior champion Julie Brown led the afternoon charge, winning 8/6. She was six-under par for the 12 holes, notching up seven birdies and chipping in twice. Cath Rawthore – last year’s British champion – played par golf to win her match by 6/5 and Lindsey Shaw was on solid form to win 4/3.In the day’s other match the hosts, Ireland, whitewashed Scotland 8-0.“It’s still all to play for over the next two days,” said England captain Pat Wrightson.The England team, captained by Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield), is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin)