Lettuce Announces Rage Rocks 2019 Featuring JGB Tribute Set, TAUK, The Soul Rebels

first_imgToday, Lettuce has announced the 2019 edition of their annual blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, affectionately known as Rage Rocks. The latest edition of Rage Rocks, which marks Lettuce’s 6th visit to Red Rocks, is set to take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 and will feature two sets by the host band.As always, Lettuce has some special tricks up their sleeve for their Red Rocks trip. In addition to support from TAUK and The Soul Rebels, Rage Rocks 2019 will see Lettuce use one of their two sets to reprise the Jerry Garcia Band tribute that wowed audiences at the 2018 edition of LOCKN’. The Jerry Garcia Band tribute set will also feature JGB organist Melvin Seals, who continues to keep the band’s spirit alive to this day with his own touring iteration of JGB.Notes bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes in a press release, “The scenery and feeling at this divine location in Morrison, Colorado makes Red Rocks Amphitheatre a multi-sensory experience by itself. Add in two tablespoons of Jimi Hendrix‘s historic performances here, a half cup of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s legendary shows at the venue, and a heaping quart of the Count Basie big band’s gigantic vibe and lingering presence that is emanating from the area and you have yourself one immense vortex of goodness. It is hands down one of our very favorite venues in the country and is incomparable to any other place. Long live Colorado and it’s band of merry pranksters.”Adds drummer Adam Deitch, “We gonna funk up Dead Nation!”Lettuce still has plenty on their plate before they make their way back to Red Rocks in June. Following their three-night New Year’s run in Texas, the band will mount an extensive tour spanning the majority of January and February followed by a special San Francisco residency with legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield in March. The Rage Rocks 2019 announcement press release also notes that Lettuce is in the process of recording a new studio album.You can check out a full list of upcoming Lettuce tour dates below. For more information, head to the band’s website.LETTUCE TOUR DATESDecember 28 Houston, TX @ Warehouse LiveDecember 29 Dallas, TX @Granada TheatreDecember 31 Austin, TX @ Emo’sJanuary 10 Rochester, NY @ Anthology Live*January 11 Boston, MA @ House of Blues*January 12 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*January 13 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom*January 15 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue*January 16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall*January 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*January 18 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Music Hall & Bistro*January 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelJanuary 22 Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker CenterJanuary 23 Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJanuary 24 Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterJanuary 25 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music WorksJanuary 26 Atlanta, GA @ Center StageFebruary 15 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution LiveFebruary 17 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music HallFebruary 19 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood HallFebruary 20 Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower TheatreFebruary 24 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenFebruary 25 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenFebruary 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth RoomFebruary 28 Las Vegas @ Brooklyn BowlMarch 1 San Diego, CA @ North Park TheatreMarch 21-24 San Francisco, CA @ San Francisco Jazz Center with John ScofieldJune 15 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre+*With Ghost Note+With TAUK and The Soul RebelsOtherwise, show is “An evening with Lettuce”View Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Getting the job done’

first_imgSouth Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg disclosed orders to deploy to Afghanistan at a press conference Thursday, which will mark his first time in active duty. Buttigieg, a Lieutenant, Junior Grade (Lieutenant JG) in the United States Navy Reserve, said he received the orders on Aug. 28. At Thursday’s press conference, Buttigieg said he expects to be mobilized from Feb. 24, 2014, to approximately Sept. 20, 2014. Buttigieg named City Controller Mark Neal to serve as his deputy mayor while he is on active duty.   Indiana Code 5-6-2 holds that if an elected official is called into active duty during their time in office, he or she may appoint a deputy. Buttigieg said Neal will vacate his post as City Controller at the conclusion of 2013 and then return to the private sector when Buttigieg returns to South Bend.  Buttigieg stated at Thursday’s press conference that he could not share details about his assignment for reasons “including operational security, personal safety and military policy.” However, he said his selection was based upon his qualifications and military background. “There’s not a lot that I’m in a position to talk about now; what I can say is that this is work that I’ve been trained to do,” Buttigieg said. “It’s work that my command thought would be a good match based on my background, my rank, specialty training and so forth. I have some colleagues who have done similar work and I’m looking forward to applying my training and getting the job done.” Buttigieg, 31, commissioned as a Lieutenant JG in 2009. Because next month marks his fourth year of service in the Navy Reserve, Buttigieg said he will then be promoted to the rank of full Lieutenant.  “I’m a junior officer, so my responsibilities include work on the intelligence side that I can’t say very much about and then work on the unit side like organizing the fitness tests: running, push-ups, that sort of thing,” Buttigieg said. “It’s not glamorous, but it’s work that I enjoy and that I believe in and I’ve always been glad that I do it.” Buttigieg said he joined the Navy Reserve after working on the Barack Obama presidential campaign during the 2008 primary election season. “I was working [at McKinsey and Company] at the time but took a week off, rounded up some buddies and we flew to Omaha, rented a car and were sent to some of the poorest counties in South-central Iowa,” Buttigieg said. “We were in these small, mostly rural communities knocking on doors, and so many times I was knocking on doors and would have an interaction with a young man preparing for basic training, on his way to either the [Army National Guard] or the full-time military.   “You knew that these kids were on their way to Iraq pretty fast, and to me they looked like children. … And it started me having a conversation with myself about why if all these kids [are serving], if this small town in Iowa is emptying its youth out, what my reasons are for not serving.” After reflection, Buttigieg said he felt compelled to serve in solidarity with the kids he met in Iowa, and others like them. “Suddenly all of these other things – that I was traveling a lot, that I was too busy, that I had another kind of career – for me they began to feel like excuses,” Buttigieg said. “It became harder and harder for me to explain why I was not serving, and I was especially concerned by the fact that it seemed like there was a bit of a divide between the people who served and the people who didn’t, and that it had to do with class and background.  “If you compare that to my grandfather’s generation, for them, service was something that brought people together. People from different backgrounds, people from different races often got to know each other for the first time in the context of their service. And I think we ought to get back to that.” Buttigieg said he decided to join the Reserve by the end of 2008, and took his oath one year later in September 2009.  To remain prepared for active duty, most members of the Reserve and the Guard devote one weekend each month to training. Reservists and Guard members also complete a two-week tour of duty known as Annual Training each year. Though reservists do not complete this training with a definitive tour of active duty in mind, Buttigieg said they know they will likely be called to active duty at some point. “This is something I’ve been training to do for years,” Buttigieg said. “All of the activity that reservists do on the weekends every month and then on the two-week annual training periods are designed to make sure that you’re ready for any kind of recall to active duty.” Buttigieg said he will continue this weekend training until he reports to the Navy Operational Support Center Chicago on Feb. 28, when he will begin training more specifically tailored to his mission in Afghanistan. “I’ll be going through a sequence of training that everyone who deploys to Afghanistan goes through,” Buttigieg said. “I’m not completely sure what to expect because I haven’t done it before.” Buttigieg said he will deploy as a Navy “Individual Augmentee,” which means he will mobilize separately from the unit he has trained with during his time in the Reserve. He said this type of deployment is usual for people in his unit, though Guard members typically mobilize as a unit and know of their assignments further in advance. While Buttigieg serves his tour of duty in Afghanistan, deputy mayor Neal will make executive decisions in his absence, but Buttigieg said he plans to remain in close contact with his administration while in Afghanistan. “My priority, knowing I was going to be away, was continuity of government and making sure that residents of the city continue to feel that the government is serving them, and that our key initiatives continue to move forward,” Buttigieg said. “There are really three principles that will allow the administration to operate while I’m away. One of them is that department heads will continue to have a lot of autonomy to make decisions for their departments as they see fit. The second is that I’ll be involved as much as possible to make sure that my preferences and intentions are known. The third is that the deputy mayor will have all my authority while I’m away, so if there’s a need to get a decision or answer especially if I’m not reachable, that’s why we have somebody in that position and why there’s only one person in that position. That [person] will be Mark Neal. “I really feel that there will be total continuity and terrific competence while I’m away.” Neal’s administrative experience gained as city controller prepare him well to assume mayoral duties, Buttigieg said. “He’s not a politician – he is mostly from the business community – but he understands government, and the role he’s in now … is one of the most pivotal roles in the administration,” Buttigieg said. “The Controller is responsible not only for the finances of the city, but also oversees HR [human resources] and technology. So, it’s a broad portfolio, which means he already understands what we’re doing as an administration in a cross-cutting way.” Buttigieg said Neal’s experience within his administration strengthened his ability to serve as deputy mayor.  “I think [Neal] is completely in tune with the overall vision of my administration, that’s one of the reasons I asked him to serve,” Buttigieg said. “He’s been with us from day one, so he understands and in many ways helped to shape the priorities of this administration.” The relationships Neal developed during his work in the current administration also will help him as he begins work as deputy mayor, Buttigieg said. “I think he has the right kind of perspective on how to get things done … he understands complexity and he understands people,” Buttigieg said. “So much of his job [as Controller] is working with people to get stuff done and he has built great working relationships with members of the Common Council, with the business community and with employees of the city.” When he returns to office next fall, Buttigieg said he will be excited to return to working for the people of South Bend. Neal likely will return to the private sector, Buttigieg said. “I think before, during and after my deployment we will have the same vision and the same goals for our city,” Buttigieg said. “Mark will be ready to move on, and will have richly deserved our thanks at that point, because he’s not somebody who is interested in publicity or ego, he just wants to serve the city.  “He’s agreed to do this at considerable sacrifice, and I’m sure that once this tour of duty is over for him he’ll resume his private sector life – which he’s been eager to do – but South Bend will owe him a big debt of gratitude.”last_img read more

Hot weather stress

first_imgWatering your lawnProvide lawns with 1 inch of water weekly. If your grass turns a bluish green color or you can still see your footprints after walking through it, it is not getting enough water. If you have an irrigation system and you would like to measure how much water is being applied to your lawn, here is an easy way to do so. Knowing your lawn needs 1 inch of water a week, you can now adjust your watering times to fulfill its needs. You may have to split your watering into two applications because it is difficult to apply an inch of water all at one time without losing some to runoff. Following these tips on keeping your landscape healthy will help your plants survive Georgia’s high summer temperatures. Overall, remember to water properly to develop a healthy, deep root system, avoid mechanical injury to trees and shrubs and select plant material suited to your area of the state. When the temperatures reach triple digits, we hear plenty on the news about how to take care of our pets and ourselves, but not much about our plants. Recent record temperatures can obliterate our lawns and ornamentals in just a few hours if these plants are already under stress for other reasons. A lawn or a plant that has been well cared for and is healthy will survive a few 100-degree days much better than one that is in a weakened state going into the heat spell. A weak plant can be compared to a person with a compromised health condition. Neither the plant nor the human will survive high temperatures if thrown into it without proper “conditioning,” so to speak, ahead of time. Proper care of plants to keep them healthy involves the following:Avoid causing mechanical injury to trees and shrubs with weed eaters and lawn mowers. These injuries allow entry points for insects and diseases to overtake the plant. Deep wounds can cause damage to the tree’s vascular system, which carries water and nutrients to the rest of the tree.Avoid severe pruning to trees and shrubs in extreme temperatures. Pruning puts a plant under stress. Plants try to develop new growth after pruning. A growing plant requires additional water and nutrients, which in a dry spell are already limited.Water container gardens daily or when the top 2-4 inches of potting soil appears dry.Do not over fertilize. Just as pruning stimulates new growth, so does fertilization.Choose plants wisely. When planting a new tree or ornamental shrub, make sure the plant is adapted to your area. Home gardeners often see a plant in another region of the country that they would love to have in their yard. There’s usually a good reason why you don’t see those plants back home: They don’t do well in the conditions we have in the South and will struggle to survive. They might survive in mild winters and summers, but a winter like the one we had in 2010 or a summer like we are having right now will be the end of that plant. center_img Set some empty tuna cans on your lawn where the water will reach them. Turn on the irrigation system or sprinkler and let it run for 15 minutes. Collect the tuna cans and pour all of the water into one can. Measure the depth of the combined water in the can and divide by the number of cans you used. (This will give you an average since your sprinkler system could be putting out different volumes at different locations in the lawn.) Multiply the average amount by 4 to see how much water your system is putting out in an hour. (You do this last step because you only collected water for 15 minutes and there are four 15-minute segments in an hour.) last_img read more

European Investment Bank to help fund floating offshore wind project in Portugal

first_imgEuropean Investment Bank to help fund floating offshore wind project in Portugal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Digital:The European Commission has announced its support for a new floating wind farm off the coast of Portugal, having voted with its wallet in the form of a $69mn (€60mn) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will be offered under the InnovFin Energy Demonstration project. The wind farm is being developed by Windplus, a joint venture between EDP Renewables, Repsol and Principle Power. The facility is set to have a 25MW capacity and will be located 20km of Portugal’s northern coast. It has been stated that the wind farm will produce enough energy to power 60,000 homes per year.Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said on Friday: “Today’s deal is another example of how EU financing is helping to lower the risk of rolling out innovative energy solutions like WindFloat. We need breakthrough technologies to accelerate the clean energy transition in Europe and lead the global fight against climate change. This will ultimately improve the quality of life and create new jobs and economic growth for citizens.”Floating wind turbines are built to allow electricity generation in water depths where fixed turbines cannot be constructed – this means that there is more potential area available to build wind farms, which can often be built in areas where wind is stronger and more regular.The WindFloat project will be the second floating wind farm in Europe, with Reuters stating that three turbines will be anchored in water up to depths of 100m. So far, the consortium has agreed to invest a total of $144mn (€125mn) over three years, with about $26.5mn (€23mn) having been spent on testing.More: EIB backs Portuguese floating wind farm being constructed by EDP, Repsollast_img read more

The Road Ahead

first_img1. Raleigh Revenio 2.0 The Revenio is a solid-performing road bike, which is exactly what you need from your first foray into road racing. The geometry of the aluminum frame is race oriented, but more upright to keep you comfortable on longer rides. With the 2.0 you get a carbon composite fork and Shimano Sora components. $799 | raleighusa.com2. Giant Defy Advanced 3 Budget minded carbon bikes? Yes, they do exist. Giant’s range of Defy Advanced bikes blend lightweight carbon composite frames with decent components for a race-ready package at a relatively affordable price. The Defy Advanced 3 has the option of a triple chain ring for big climbs, Shimano 105 components, and a longer wheelbase and taller head tube for added comfort on extended rides. $1,930 | giant-bicycles.com3. Salsa Vaya This utility road bike has a durable chromoly frame, braze-ons for fenders and racks, 700c wheels and cyclocross tires, and a stable geometry with a focus on predictability. The package makes the Vaya a go-to road warrior regardless of the terrain—paved roads, rail trails, gravel roads. $1,649 | salsacycles.com4. Trek Madone 6 The Madone 6, part of Trek’s flagship racing series, solidifies its reputation as a dream bike. The frame is built from a brand new defense-grade carbon fiber that can only be used by manufacturers in NATO Alliance countries. The new material cuts 100 grams from the frame weight while increasing the overall stiffness. The Madone 6 also offers a customizable program that allows you to choose your paint color, geometry, components, and add ons. Pricing starts at $4,299 | trekbikes.comCrash Test DummiesAll bicycle helmets sold in the U.S. have to be approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, whether they run $10 and have pictures of kitties on the side, or $300 and are more aerodynamic than a jet. In fact, that cheap helmet is just as safe as the pricier version. According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, the impact results of cheap helmets and expensive helmets are identical. “When you pay more for a helmet, you may get an easier fit, more vents, and snazzier graphics,” says Randy Swart, director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. “But the basic impact protection of the cheap helmets tested equal to the expensive ones.”So why buy the expensive lid? For superior performance. The ProLight is Giro’s top-of-the-line road bike helmet. It’s their lightest, just 200 grams for a medium, with 25 vents for maximum breathability on the hottest of days. To save weight, Giro created a minimalist strap system with thin webbing that stretches around your head. Precisely measure your head size before ordering this lid. Fit is key, since you don’t want the helmet to ride too high on your forehead, leaving too much of your precious dome unprotected.The shell is fused to the impact-absorbing EPS liner, making the plastic a structural part of the helmet (most plastic shells are laminated to the foam). This “InMold” process allows Giro to make lighter helmets without sacrificing safety, albeit at a higher price. $200 | giro.comHow much impact can that helmet take? Watch this BRO video and find out.last_img read more

All-at-once EMV

first_imgFinancial and operational limits pressed most credit unions into rolling out EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) cards to their members over time.And while card processors generally recommend that approach, some credit unions have decided to adopt EMV all at once.Mass reissuance makes sense for some credit unions, says Tom Davis, CSCU’s senior vice president of finance and technology. Those that go that route do so, he says, largely for one of three reasons:They’re killing two birds with one stoneThe reissuance is being done in coordination with another project such as a brand changes from Visa to MasterCard, or significant changes to their loyalty program.They view the counterfeit fraud risk as too greatThe credit union has crunched the numbers and the cost of the reissuance is worth the cost of the potential fraud losses in their portfolio. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

State must fix its bridges

first_imgOf that, locally owned bridges alone require $27.4 billion – a steep bill for counties and cities, even with state and federal assistance. Given these numbers, bridge maintenance is tempting to put off if you want to keep taxes and spending low. But that’s not fiscal responsibility — that’s negligence. Putting off already overdue maintenance simply guarantees greater expense and hassle down the road, perhaps at an unplanned and highly inconvenient time.The general condition of New York’s bridges has improved very marginally in recent years, but it’s not happening fast enough.Our share of structurally deficient bridges puts us two points behind the national average of 9 percent – and at 17th among all states. Something has to change.Our instinct is to treat maintenance as an expense, but it’s really an opportunity. Repairing bridges means hiring construction workers and placing orders for materials. This stimulates the economy over the short term. If we don’t, counties may need to raise property taxes, which puts undue financial burden on property owners instead of high-income earners.What’s more, New York should lobby the federal government to make repairing our infrastructure a priority.Even President Trump has expressed willingness to move on infrastructure revitalization. Perhaps this is an area where Democrats and Republicans can find common ground.Ultimately, though, our bridges are more than just hunks of metal we drive over. And their maintenance is about more than budgeting. It should be a matter of state pride that we have well-kept public works projects like bridges. If we let the most visible parts of our infrastructure balance on the border of function and disrepair, what does that say about how we view our home? What does settling for substandard infrastructure say about what we feel we deserve as New Yorkers?We live in the greatest state in the country and a global economic powerhouse. We should drive on bridges that are more than “good enough.”Steve Keller is a regular contributor to the Sunday Opinion section.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Functionally obsolete bridges “fail to meet current design standards for the amount of traffic carried.”Examples of obsolescence include “inadequate lane or shoulder widths, low clearances or low load-carrying capacity.” In Schenectady County, the numbers are worse than average: Of 116 bridges, 13 are structurally deficient (11.2 percent) and 40 are functionally obsolete (34.5 percent). Rensselaer County fares slightly better (10.9 and 18.9 percent), while Albany County’s bridges are among the best in the state (5.0 and 33.2 percent).The average age of bridges in New York is 48.2 years, placing their construction in the late 1960s. In Schenectady, the average bridge age is 39.4 years. Now, the age and condition of these bridges doesn’t mean they’re all about to collapse. If the authorities determine a bridge is unsafe, it is closed.But we shouldn’t let it get to that point in the first place, as we did with 91 bridges last year.The problem, of course, is money. The estimated cost to fix all of these bridges is $75.4 billion. Categories: Editorial, OpinionWould you cross a “structurally deficient” bridge?Actually, you probably do every day.On Tuesday, the state comptroller issued a report on New York state’s 17,462 bridges, about half of which are owned by local governments.The news isn’t pleasant: 1,928 of our bridges are structurally deficient (11.0 percent) and 4,531 (25.9 percent) are functionally obsolete. What do these terms mean?According to the comptroller, structurally deficient bridges are technically safe, but “have load-bearing elements in poor condition or are prone to repeated flooding.” And after construction work ends, communities see lasting benefit. When travel is easy, it means smooth functioning of private enterprise — which means economic growth and increased employment.It’s no wonder economists agree that infrastructure work is among the most effective forms of public spending.By contrast, if infrastructure is falling apart, it takes a toll.For example, if bridges can’t support heavy weights, it forces traffic reroutes. Or when crossings don’t have enough lanes for today’s rush hours, they become choke points that can freeze entire communities.When roadways have to close unexpectedly, supply chains are delayed and people can’t get to work on time.All of these inconveniences add up to a big problem, increasing the cost of doing business and dissuading firms from opening up shop in town. Infrastructure needs to be viewed as a state priority, not a responsibility of individual counties and towns.We don’t spend our lives in one town or county as our ancestors did. Schenectady’s bridges are regularly crossed by people from Troy and Albany and every single part of the state. We should collectively pitch in for their repair as a single state.last_img read more

PREMIUMCivil group challenges legislative threshold at court

first_imgGoogle Election watchdog the Association of Elections and Democracy (Perludem) is challenging a provision on the legislative threshold at the Constitutional Court, asserting that the provision was made without clear and transparent scientific grounds and, therefore, undermines democracy.The disputed provision in the 2017 General Elections Law stipulates that all political parties competing in the elections must secure at least 4 percent of the national vote in order to acquire seats at the House of Representatives.Perludem is demanding that the court order lawmakers to include a measurable, rational and transparent formula for determining the threshold in the provision.The petition was filed last Thursday, as major parties in the House are seeking to raise the requirement to acquire seats in the House from 4 percent of the vote to 7 percent, in a draft bill to revise the law for the… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Topics : Log in with your social account Linkedin Forgot Password ? legislative-seats parliamentary-threshold legislative-threshold #parliamentary-threshold #Elections elections elections-bill Constitutional-Court #Constitutional-Courtlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Tours Downtown Altoona as Part of Commitment to City’s Revitalization

first_img Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Altoona, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in downtown Altoona.“The City of Altoona is another shining example of the positive changes that can happen when the public and private sector partners in a strategic way,” said Governor Wolf. “It is truly inspiring to see the transformation of Pennsylvania’s communities firsthand and I’m proud to support the continued revitalization efforts in downtown Altoona.”The tour, led by the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation, allowed Governor Wolf to see the downtown resurgence taking place with the support of the state. Stops on the tour included the historic Mishler Theatre, which is undergoing a restoration of its seats with the support of the Keystone Communities Program; the Gable’s Building, which is having its brick façade removed and replaced with large windows with assistance from a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.“Economic and community development is done best through active public private partnerships. We appreciate Governor Wolf and his entire team at DCED for their continued efforts and strong interest in Blair County,” said Steve McKnight, President and CEO, The Altoona Blair County Development Corporation. “In the past three years we have seen more than $300 million in new job-creating projects take place and almost all have been supported in some way by both the commonwealth and the Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation. The ABCD staff and Board was pleased to visit some of these key project sites with Governor Wolf first hand.”During the tour, the governor also visited multiple small businesses that were supported in part by a public-private revolving loan fund. Owners of The Clay Cup and JJ Hadley and Co. Brewing Company met with Governor Wolf and tour attendees to share their success stories and plans for future development. Governor Wolf Tours Downtown Altoona as Part of Commitment to City’s Revitalization SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img September 13, 2018last_img read more

USACE Celebrates Completion of Absecon Inlet Seawall

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District joined elected officials and partners on May 25, 2018 to celebrate the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City.The project – one of the more complex construction efforts undertaken by the District in recent years – involved building two separate seawall structures along approximately 1700 feet of the inlet and rebuilding the historic boardwalk.“We’ve accomplished two important goals with this project – to reduce coastal storm damage risk and help the city restore access and recreational opportunities along the inlet,” said Deputy Commander Maj. Brian Corbin. “I’d like to thank our dedicated team and our contractor J Fletcher Creamer & Son for their efforts on this project.”Other speakers included Congressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Rebuild and Recovery Dan Kelly, and Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam.In 2012, the District was moving forward to construct the seawall project. Then, Hurricane Sandy demolished the remaining boardwalk and caused significant damage in the inlet area. After the storm, the District partnered with the state and the city to incorporate the boardwalk into the design of the seawall.“This required a major redesign of the project, but ultimately met the needs of our partners,” said Project Manager Keith Watson.Construction began in 2015. Progress was slowed by several storms in 2015 and 2016, but contractor J Fletcher Creamer worked through the challenges of building the seawall in an area of the inlet exposed to the force of the ocean.Quick facts:Total Stone (all stone): 99,000 tons;Total Capstone: 60,926 tons; placed approximately 6,800 stones (average size of 10.9 tons in Structure 1 and 3.5 tons in Structure 2);Length of Boardwalk: 2,650 feet;Length of Seawall: 1776 feet (Structure 1 – 1450 feet;  Structure 2 – 326 feet).last_img read more