January 20, 2021

Northfield Savings Bank extends sponsorship of Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

first_imgNorthfield Savings Bank has extended its commitment to continue as Presenting Sponsor of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival through 2013. In keeping with its commitment to community, Northfield Savings Bank is helping to ensure the Festival, a 27-year Vermont tradition, continues to enthrall Vermonters and visitors alike, and serves to energize the city and local businesses.“Northfield Savings Bank is proud to be able to extend our support of Vermont’s largest multi-cultural event, and help continue the tradition of animating every corner of downtown Burlington during the ten-day Festival,” said Thomas N. Pelletier, President and CEO of Northfield Savings Bank. “The Jazz Festival offers unforgettable experiences for all ages.”The Festival has an educational impact as well as an economic one. The local economic impact of the Festival is estimated at over $4 million. Music education is another very important element, with over 45 middle and high school student bands comprised of over 650 students who perform on Church Street.The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival started 27 years ago to give Vermont’s flourishing jazz community the recognition it deserved – a celebration combining incredible Vermont talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe. Northfield Savings Bank first became involved with the Festival in 2004, and became presenting sponsor in 2007. From 2006 to 2009, the Festival has seen a 25% growth in ticket sales.This year’s Festival will be held June 4-13, with free and ticketed performances in parks and venues all over town. The line-up will be announced and tickets will go on sale on April 7, 2010.Source: Northfield Savings Bank. Burlington, VT – April 1, 2010 –# # #last_img read more

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Who do people say I am?

first_img Tweet 332 Views   one comment Share Share FaithLifestyle Who do people say I am? by: – September 15, 2012center_img Share Sharing is caring! Jesus raised this question when it was still unclear what his contemporaries were making of him. From the answers the disciples gave, it’s clear that there was no unanimity among the people about who he was. We, however, couldn’t give those same answers today. It couldn’t possibly occur to us, for example, to confuse Jesus with John the Baptist.The issues for us are different. ‘Who do people say I am’ does not make us think principally about his identity. We are concerned with other things. Many people today, for instance, say regarding Jesus that that they can worship him in private without going to Church. In one sense, the sentiment is perfectly in order. The day is coming, Jesus said in John’s gospel, when believers will worship the Father “not on any hill or mountain,” but will worship Him “in spirit and in truth.” And that, of course, you can do anywhere, including the confines of your own room.And yet, faith has a necessary public dimension. It involves not just private but also public witness, and this has been the case since the beginning of Christianity. In the Acts of the Apostles, the early followers of Jesus, many of whom had actually seen him, or had had, we must assume, some actual encounter with him, used to gather in homes for prayer and the breaking of bread. Later history also shows that Christianity has never entailed purely private witness. Even in periods of great prosecution, when Christians could have easily and understandably taken refuge in privacy, they often chose instead the dangerous course under the threat of death of secretly meeting in different houses for the Eucharist. They deliberately chose this way to give public testimony to their faith, and keep the memory of Jesus alive. It was so under the Communists in Russia and China, and in Ireland in the time of persecution by the British.We have no such choices to make; we face no such fear-inducing circumstances or conditions. Why then do we make such a boast of the claims of privacy? One remark you often hear regarding Church attendance today is that services are boring. Sometimes they are, of course. A deaf and dumb person knows and sees that. But this is something that afflicts not only Church services. For many people today work is boring, marriage is boring, life on the whole is boring.How do we deal with that? There are different kinds of boredom in life, and ways of dealing with them that are also different. If you’re watching a TV program at night, for instance, and you find it boring, you can use your remote to switch to something else. If you find this sermon boring, you have the consolation of knowing that I can’t go on forever; I must stop at some point. If you’re in a cinema and you find the movie boring, you can just get up and leave. But if you find your life as a whole boring, what do you do? Clearly the remedy will not be as easy as flicking a remote or getting up and going somewhere else. You will need a response of greater complexity. What do we do about boring Church services? One important thing we can’t do is leave our liturgies to chance. In other words, we must plan our celebrations; we must sing things that are accessible and appropriate; preach sermons that speak to people’s needs; and – and this I where you come in – we have to cultivate prayer on our own. Good services depend significantly on the prayer life we bring to them. We have to come, in other words, with something in order to find something.This doesn’t take care of everything. These are difficult times for religion. There’s no easy way round that. It’s a time that calls for special discipline. We have to accustom ourselves to praying in season and out of season, when the mood is upon us and when it isn’t. We have to learn not to depend so much on external stimuli and draw on our own internal resources of resilience. I wish I could propose easier ways of dealing with the issue, but I’m afraid – at least my conviction is that there’s really no easier way of doing so.By: Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

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J-D/CBA wrestlers win Canastota tournament

first_imgNathan Finn finished fifth at 106 pounds, with Garrett Williams fifth at 126 pounds as William BeSeth gained sixth place at 113 pounds.On ESM’s side, Andrew Crone reached the final at 195 before falling to Whitesboro’s Jeff Cubino. Nick Modlewski had the Spartans’ lone other podium finish, getting sixth at 152 pounds.Back on Dec. 27, Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA was part of the large field in the Windsor Christmas Tournament, finishing 21st in a 33-team field with 43 points as Mount Sinai (151.5 points) grabbed the top spot.Enver Bulatov secured fifth place at 160 when he beat Norwich’s Dakota Powers with a pin in 2:49, but he was the Rams’ lone top-six finisher.ESM ventured on Dec. 27 and 28 ventured to SUNY-Oswego for the Kenneth Haines Memorial Tournament and finished ninth out of 24 teams with 80.5 points.At 160, Aslan Abdulla worked his way to the semifinals and beat Camden’s Tyler Pelton 13-9, leading to a final against Fultons’ Camrin Galvin, who topped Abdulla in a 21-6 technical fall.Ali Abdulla got fourth place at 170, while Crone pinned Fulton’s Ben Demars in 53 seconds for fifth place at 195. Modlewski reached the 152-pound semifinal before Fulton’s Cuinn Burlingham beat him.Fayetteville-Manlius resumed its season last Thursday against Mexico, and could only win a handful of bouts in a 72-18 defeat to the Tigers.Alex Dauksza, at 160, pinned Skylar Raymond in the second period, with Sawyer Dereszynski (170) following up by pinning Ethan Lillie in just 38 seconds.Abdulrahman Abouelamayem climed a forfeit at 113 pounds, but Mexico won the rest of the bouts, armed with a full slate of wrestlers as it earned eight pins and five forfeits.Two days later, in the Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament at Central Valley Academy, the Hornets finished 10th in a 15-team field with 52.5 points, with host CVA, the state’s top-ranked Division II team, winning team honors.Individually, Dereszynski beaet Eladio Montalvo (Amsterdam) 5-3 for third place at 170, with Liam Malgieri third at 285 after topping Amsterdam’s Shakeim Ramsey 6-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ESMF-MJ-D/CBAwrestling J-D/CBA won despite having just one individual champion – Tyriq Block, who went to the top at 182 pounds by edging Hannibal’s Ethan Scanlon 3-1 after a semifinal pin of Canastota’s Cole Deking.Three other Rams got to the finals, with Shoh Alibekov (152 pounds) narrowly beaten 5-4 by Batavia’s Kaden Marucci as Enver Bulatov was second at 160 pounds and Ethan Wells the runner-up at 126 pounds.Matt Dougherty’s 5-0 shutout of Baldwinsville’s Jarred McMonagle put him third at 99 pounds, while five others – Jackson Thomas (106 pounds), Jacob Carlsen (120 pounds), Hythm Abdel-Aziz (160 pounds), Jayden Hemingway (170 pounds) and Muaweyah El-Hindi (195 pounds) – had second-place finishes.center_img Now the heavy part of the season starts for the area’s trio of high school wrestling teams, with Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA finding particular success on the first Saturday of 2020.All that the Rams did was rise to the top spot of the Fallen Heroes Tournament at Canastota High School, earning 197 points to top a 13-team field as Batavia was second with 178 points.East Syracuse Minoa was ninth with 78 points, but saw Alex Leo earn the 138 pounds, pinning Gavin Schmidt (Batavia) in the semifinals before a 5-0 shutout of Adirondack’s Ray Hennessey in the title bout.last_img read more

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