The Mad Tea Party Jam will return to the Four Quarters Farm in Artemas, Pennsylvania this June 15-18. This year’s lineup will feature three nights of Papadosio, two nights of TAUK, three nights of BIG Something, and two nights of LITZ. Additionally, Spafford will perform two sets, along with performances from Porky’s Groove Machine and a Led Zeppelin tribute set from Electric Love Machine.This year’s theme will be “Summer of Love” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famed 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. All tickets are currently on sale, with more acts to be added soon. Head to the festival’s website for more information.
The repercussions of divorce have compelled former Black Stars defender, John Mensah, to put up for sale his plush Trassaco Valley Estates mansion in Accra on the orders of an Accra High Court.The shocking sale of the state-of- the-art facility, and other properties belonging to Mensah and his wife Henrietta, are some of the fallouts from an agreement reached by the court following a divorce suit filed by the latter last October.Proceeds from the sale of the house are to be shared equally between the couple.Graphic Sports investigations can also reveal that the initial $500,000 alimony demanded by former Mrs Mensah had been beaten down to GH^ 150,000 during the protracted arbitration which eventually ended last January.Henrietta and the four children who came out of the hitherto romantic 12-year marriage had just moved out of the Trassaco facility into a rented apartment of the lady’s choice at Adjiriganor in Accra said to have cost the former Lyon, Sunderland and Stade Rennes star a fortune.According to sources, a misunderstanding had ensued between the lovfely couple prior to the filing of the divorce papers by Henrietta, leading to the relocation of the Ghanaian international from his matrimonial home to his former house at Aplaku which he had earlier bequeathed to his mother and siblings. John and his wife were married under Ordinance and, thus, by law were required to share equally all the properties acquired by them during the period the relationship lasted.These included houses and plots of land in and around Accra, a beverage factory on the Kasoa- Bawjiase road and cars. The 31-year- old player was also tasked by the court to commit to a fixed monthly remittance for the upkeep of the children.In the divorce suit, Henrietta, a former actress, accused the powerful defender of being a playboy who had neglected his family obligations. But in his defence, the player maintained that those accusations were baseless and unfounded.Mensah, who was recuperating from a surgery at the 37 Military Hospital in the heat of the court proceedings, landed a loan deal with Slovakian top-flight club, FC Nitra, last week, boosting his chances of making a third consecutive World Cup appearance for Ghana in Brazil in June
Facebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketOn Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. our community will gather at the Olympia Farmers Market to celebrate the annual Berry Harvest season. Our local berry season is a spectacular procession of berry crops that thrive in the Pacific Northwest! And, when the harvests end all too quickly, we must wait the better part of a year to experience fresh, local berries again. To celebrate this long-awaited harvest, the Olympia Farmers Market partners with local farms and businesses to host a day ‘jam’ packed with activity and tasty treats for all ages!Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery will teach a workshop at the Berry Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketHelp us spread the word! For the first time, the Market will host a series of short workshops to inspire your connection with the world of local berries!11-11:30 a.m. – Story Time in the Garden with TRL. ‘Berry’ fun music, movement, and books for the whole family.12-12:30 p.m. – Helping Pollinators with Olympia Beekeepers Association. Learn how to identify local pollinators & help them thrive in your backyard.1-1:30 p.m. – Soil Testing for Success with Thurston Conservation District. Learn best practices for soil sampling, interpreting test results, & improving your soils. Bring your soil sample to be tested by TCD’s soil specialists! (Cost $25 cash or check; Testing occurs offsite and includes individualized interpretation report from TCD Staff)2-2:30 p.m. – Growing Berries with Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery. Join renowned grower and educator, Michael Dolan to learn how to plant, tend, and harvest berry crops that grow best in our area. Plants available for purchase.Did you know the Berry Harvest Celebration is a fundraiser for the Market’s Farm to Table Holiday Food Drive? Every year, we hand-craft and sell servings of the famous Market Berry Shortcake, and we commit all proceeds to the Holiday Food Drive. In partnership with local organizations that help families in need, we deliver Market sourced meal boxes during the holiday season. Through this program, we can support local farms and provide local families with fresh, nutritious food around the holiday season!Olympia Farmers Market vendor, Johnson Berry Farms, will sell berries and jam. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketOf course, fresh berries will abound! Local berry farmers will bring a stunning array of the freshest berry selections of the season! Market-wide, our vendors and restaurants will WOW visitors with berry foods and products sourced fresh and local – straight from the nearest farms to our customers. Visitors also have their choice of vendors who can expertly help them to select berry plants for purchase and planting.Enjoy live entertainment from 10am-2pm. Apple Tree Production takes the Market Stage at 10 am. This children’s theatre group will charm all ages with song and dance that invites audience members to join in the fun! How Short Jazz takes the Market Stage 11-2, with swing inspired standards that set the soul and feet to tapping.Plus, Slow Foods Berry recipe demos and sampling, play Market Bingo & win prizes with Friends of the Farmers Market, and so much more!!WHO: Olympia Farmers MarketWHAT: Annual Berry Harvest CelebrationWHEN: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501