Last night, Greensky Bluegrass welcomed the legendary banjoist Reverend Jeff Mosier during their performance at the Buckhead Theatre, treating fans to a rendition of the classic “Paul & Silas.” If that story sounds familiar, well, you may just be a Phish fan.As it turns out, the good Reverend joined Phish upon the exact same stage – back when it was called the Roxy Theatre – for a version of “Paul And Silas” on February 21st, 1993. Nearly 24 years later to the day (give or take a month), Greensky Bluegrass had the unique opportunity to revisit that same song with Mosier, only adding some special significance for those in the audience. Of course, Greensky’s version was more distinctly Americana, but both bands certainly did the song justice.Listen To Greensky Bluegrass Play A Full Set Of Songs That Phish Has CoveredThe show also featured a sit in from Billy Strings, an up and coming bluegrass sensation that added some heat to “Burn Them > Reuben’s Train > Burn Them.” Check out the full audio from the show below, courtesy of Z-Man.
Eric Walerko joined the Saint Mary’s community in June, becoming the College’s newest archivist. Since then, he has started the task of maintaining materials pertaining to the history of Saint Mary’s from 1844 to the present.“Having an undergraduate degree in history, I always had an interest in a hands-on approach to history and its preservation,” Walerko said. “I was fortunate enough to get a student work position at the [Indiana University South Bend] archives on special collections, which really introduced me to the field.”The Indiana University of South Bend (IUSB) graduate further pursued his education, spending about two and a half years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and receiving a master’s degree in archival studies there.“Then I had my first position for a nonprofit foundation in Philadelphia,” Walerko said. “And after a few years there, I saw the position open up here at Saint Mary’s, and the opportunity to move back home and work for such a fantastic institution I was familiar with, it was just an opportunity too good to pass up. So, I was very fortunate and was able to join the Saint Mary’s community.”The archives are crucial to safeguarding the identity of Saint Mary’s as a college, Walerko said.“I mean, of course, you have the records management aspect of keeping a paper trail for the routine records of the administration and operating procedures,” he said. “But we’re much more than that. The history we have here has enduring value for generations. It tells everything from the story of the College itself – from a small academy in Bertrand, Michigan turning into the bustling liberal arts college that it is today.”Walerko said many Saint Mary’s alumnae have contacted the archives, hoping to find remnants of their own pasts and those of other relatives.“There’s also a lot of personal connections here, with records connecting students and alumna from generations,” Walerko said. “Every week, we get research requests from the people in the community that are either looking for an ancestor that went here, or maybe even information about themselves that they thought was lost forever … so I think that’s why it’s really important to have functioning archive.”Walerko said he is joined by two student workers who have been assisting him in making the collections more accessible with better labeling and digitization.“As far as my end, I haven’t been able to dive too deeply into the physical processing myself, because there’s still some administrative gaps that I have to fill,” he said. “My first few months have consisted of writing policies and procedures that are critical for running a credible archive … creating forms and templates that will keep the archive functioning smoothly for the day-to-day stuff.”While preparing the archives for student use, Walerko noted he and the student assistants are also making the collections more accessible to the community as a whole.“I have some long-term goals, such as a digital repository for photos, art and documents that will make it possible to pull those up much quicker,” he said. “I also have plans for an online archive management tool that will allow for our collections to be searchable to students online, and … have access to the descriptions of those collections for quicker and easier research.”For now, however, Walerko said he is focusing on establishing the archives as an important and valued resource on campus.“In the short term, I’ve definitely been playing up to the campus’ theme of community this year, trying to connect with different department faculty, administrators and students to kind of get the word out [about] what the archive is and what kind of services we can offer, because it’s very important that people know that we’re here for those functions,” Walerko said.Walerko said he invites anyone pursuing research opportunities or interested in learning more about Saint Mary’s history to stop by the archives, located in Madeleva Hall.“I’d be happy to answer any questions,” Walerko said. “The archive is typically open between nine and four. If the lights are on, I’m probably here. So, feel free to come by and ring the doorbell.”Tags: archives, digitization, Eric Walerko, Saint Mary’s College
Additionally, the department says someone who was at Abel’s Pub on Rotary Avenue in Binghamton tested positive for COVID-19. If you were at the diner on Sept. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m., the department asks you self quarantine until Oct. 12. (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department released two public health statements on Monday. First, the department says someone who was at Skylark Diner on the Vestal Parkway tested positive for COVID-19. If you were at the pub on Sept. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m., the department asks you self quarantine until Oct. 10. All of the department’s health statements can be found by clicking here.
THE Guyana Police Force (GPF) Football Club and Milerock secured easy wins on the opening night of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Super 16’ Cup, which kicked off on Sunday evening at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.It was a 6 – 2 win for the Calvin Allen-coached Police side over Timehri Panthers, while Milerock secured a 2 – 0 victory over Pele FC.In the second match of the night, Jamal Harvey’s 10th and 21st minute strikes, along with a goal in the 24th minute from Colwyn Adams, Police raced to a 3 – 0 lead at half time, and, in the second half, Daniel Wilson (52nd), Darren Benjamin (64th) and Trayon Bobb (74th) found the back of the net to complete their side’s tally.For the losing Panthers unit, Jarel Walcott and Lloyd Matthews were the players on target.For his outstanding performance, Bobb was voted Most Valuable Player of the game and received a hamper from the National Milling Company (Namilco).Meanwhile, Jose Depaz and Rawle ‘Boney Man’ Gittens both scored in the second half to guide Milerock to the 2 – 0 win over Pele.Gittens was named MVP of the game and also received a hamper from Namilco. The Super-16 Cup will continue on Friday and then into the weekend.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Monday Ebong Uko, has expressed appreciations to Governor Udom Emmanuel for making it possible for the state to emerge second out of the 34 states and Abuja that participated in the National Youth Games in Ilorin. Akwa Ibom athletes won 16 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze medalsSpeaking yesterday, the commissioner said: â€œI knew that we were going to do well in Ilorin, but not this well – I am happy that we acted on Governor Emmanuelâ€™s directive that we organise a Youth Sports Festival for primary schools and colleges in Akwa Ibom and it threw up a lot of potentials in all the sports.â€ Also, Mr. Paul Bassey, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, who was in Ilorin said: â€œThat was one occasion where it felt good to be an Akwa Ibomite.â€Coming on the heels of the very successful maiden Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom Chief Executive who is the progenitor of the youth sports fiesta is happy that the state is already reaping the fruits of its grassroots sports development.From fourth position last year to second this year, the state has made remarkable progress and by National Sports Commission statistics, Akwa Ibom is the â€œgreatest moverâ€ this year placing second out of the 34 states and Abuja that participated at the Games in Ilorin.The state won two of the three track events that were reserved for the closing ceremony of the Games last Saturday.Akwa Ibom was an all round competitor as the stateâ€™s medals came from a variety of sports. The state won gold (s) in weightlifting, tennis, boxing, scrabble, chess, track and field, wrestling etc. and were in the finals of nearly all the sports.â€According to Bassey, the seeming vacuum that has existed in the sports community of a state that before now produced world-class athletes and administrators, â€œprompted Governor Udom to institute a return to the grassroots (schools and colleges) for the discovery and training of budding talents as a foundation for a solid sports future for the state.â€œThe revolution is on, thanks to Governor Emmanuel and the Sports Commissioner whom we call â€œSports Josephâ€ for his uncanny translation and implementation of the governorâ€™s sports dreams and aspirations,â€ concludes Bassey.Just last week, Governor Udom Emmanuel facilitated the travelling abroad of the junior national and African sprints queen, Aniekeme Alphonsus, who has gained a collegiate scholarship in the United States of America.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram