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The beloved Bear’s Picnic festival will return for the 11th straight year, coming to Milmont, PA from August 4-7. Today, the festival has revealed their lineup, which features a number of Gratefully-inspired performers.The top billings go to Melvin Seals & JGB and John Kadlecik Band, but there’s plenty more music to love! You can catch the full lineup below, and head here for more information.Bear’s Picnic 2016 LineupMelvin Seals & JGB John Kadlecik Band Godfathers Of Pot Medicine Show Willie Jack & the Northern Light Still Hand String Band Mystery Fyre Dr. Slothclaw Crippled But Free Duck Duck Goose Mysterytrain . . . . . . . and More T.B.A.
In David Grossman’s novel “To the End of the Land,” a Jewish mother named Ora flees to Galilee with a former lover in the hope of outrunning the bad news she’s certain is coming: that her son, an Israeli soldier, has been killed in the ongoing conflict with Palestinians.To research the book, Grossman, then 50 years old, set off along the Sea of Galilee himself, hiking the Israel National Trail, eager to glean the details that would make the novel feel its most authentic. Already he knew too well his protagonist’s fear — Grossman’s son, Uri, had just enlisted with the Israeli Army. For a month while Grossman hiked, renting out rooms in villages when he needed to rest, he and Uri texted. It was a luxury Ora didn’t have.But as an Israeli who had witnessed war and lived war, Grossman was writing about what he knew, “about people who try to live a normal life in abnormal situations.”Two years passed. Grossman continued writing his book. Then in 2006, the Lebanese militia Hezbollah fired missiles into Israel. Grossman, a leftist peace activist and a celebrity in Israel, advocated publicly for a government-led ceasefire. It was a Thursday. By the following Monday, the ceasefire was in place. But two days before it, Grossman’s son, and his crew, had been killed. On Sunday Grossman answered the door to hear the news he could not outrun.“This book, and my life collided,” he said.Still, the urge to invent, to fantasize another life and characters, surprisingly, continued to grow.“The book I was writing was the only solid place,” he said, “the only home that hadn’t been damaged.”On the anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War, which started on Oct. 6, 1973, Grossman spoke at the 2015 Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts, sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center, to a packed audience at Radcliffe’s Knafel Center. In a talk titled “Facts of Life and Death,” the author conceded that for people living in the Middle East — certainly for Israelis and Palestinians — life and death are nearly synonymous.Every day is a constant grappling with the consequences of what Grossman called “the great and tragic mistake that has entrapped us since 1967, since we became occupiers of other people.”“When you live a life that, at any moment, can turn into a nightmare of war, you don’t really believe in routine, you don’t really believe in everyday life, you don’t really believe your own life,” he said. “It’s such a weird feeling.”Compact and sober-faced, Grossman speaks with a slow Israeli lilt. Though critical of his country’s politics, he admits that even he is not immune to the way years upon years of war, murder, and terrorism can alter one’s psyche. He is an Army reservist.Even for Israelis who believe in peace, “You are already programmed to regard war as the natural thing,” he said. “You are sure war is the deepest truth behind every human behavior. This is the most solid fact of life. This is the stuff reality is made of.”In Hebrew, Israelis refer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Israeli condition as hamatzav, “the situation” in English. It’s a static term, noted Grossman, that can refer to stability — life — while serving as a euphemism for “a constant bleeding,” or death.He insists this duality is intentionally disorienting. “It’s as if we are meant to live in this ‘situation’: to live by the sword, and to die by the sword, and to hope only to survive from one catastrophe to the next and to not believe that something more is possible,” he said. “And he or she who believes in peace or the dialogue between two groups is regarded as a dangerously naïve person, almost a traitor.”This is especially true in the years since the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. During the seven years when the agreement was most effective, Israelis dared to believe in a future, in normalcy, explained Grossman. When the fighting flared again in 2000, Grossman lamented that the last, desperate half-moon of hope was eclipsed. Israelis adopted a harder stance — no more promises, no more chances, he said.“For that, I am sorry to say, the right wing in Israel has won. It managed to convey this worldview to most Israelis. It pushes Israel toward paralysis in its most critical point, where the most daring and creativity and flexibility are needed.”Despite the tense normalcy, Grossman cannot imagine living anywhere but Israel, where hope is always apologetic, but despair is self-confident. But he remains cautiously optimistic, calling for a hope that doesn’t ignore the danger, he said, but refuses to see only danger.“When I say all these harsh things, I stop myself and say, what am I talking about? I say, ‘Look how Israel is flourishing, how it is strong economically, militarily, how it remains a democracy in spite of everything.’ … I see all that, believe me. And yet. And yet.”
The presidents of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, and of Peru, Alan García, agreed to begin negotiations on the signing of a free-trade agreement as soon as possible, according to the joint announcement they made at the conclusion of their meeting in the Palace of Government in Lima. At a brief press conference, the Panamanian president said that he urged his trade minister, Roberto Henríquez, and the latter’s Peruvian counterpart, Martín Pérez, to act with “sufficient speed” in order to be able to ratify the trade agreement quickly. “(I asked that) they cut down on many of those traditional meetings that turn into a bunch of fancy meals and dedicate themselves to negotiating in order to sign a treaty that will benefit the two peoples,” Martinelli said about his exhortation to the two ministers. In an agreement signed by their respective foreign ministers, Juan Carlos Varela and José García Belaunde, Panama and Peru “agree on the need to establish the negotiating framework for the free-trade agreement before the end of 2010.” For his part, the Peruvian president said that he will move forward on establishing free trade in order to strengthen the two countries’ economic relationship and increase bilateral trade. “We promise to work, pushing rapidly through the intermediate stages, in order to make free trade a reality,” the president emphasized. Trade between the two nations reached a volume of 980 million dollars in 2008, García specified. Peru annually sells 60 million dollars’ worth of products to Panama, while its Panamanian imports are worth 1.5 million dollars. There is another flow of exports to Peru from the Colón foreign-trade zone, consisting of articles that come from all over the world and are not of Panamanian origin, explained Martinelli, who was finishing a one-day official visit to Lima. By Dialogo August 30, 2010
President Trump is planning to form a so-called leadership political action committee, a federal fund-raising vehicle that will potentially let him retain his hold on the Republican Party even when he is out of office, officials said on Monday.The announcement is expected as soon as this week, just days after the major news networks and newspapers, as well as The Associated Press, called the 2020 election for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – Such committees can accept donations of up to $5,000 per donor per year — far less than the donation limits for the committees formed by Mr. Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee — but a leadership PAC could accept donations from an unlimited number of people. It could also accept donations from other political action committees.A leadership PAC could spend an unlimited amount in so-called independent expenditures to benefit other candidates, as well as fund travel, polling and consultants. Mostly, it would almost certainly be a vehicle by which Mr. Trump could retain influence in a party that has been remade largely in his image over the past four years. – Advertisement – “The president always planned to do this, win or lose,” Mr. Murtaugh said, “so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud.”Still, a PAC could give the president an off-ramp after a bruising election fight, as well as keep him as a dominant figure as the next Republican presidential primary races are beginning for a new standard-bearer.“President Trump is not going anywhere anytime soon,” said Matt Gorman, a Republican strategist. “He’s going to insert himself in the national debate in a way that’s unlike any of his predecessors.”- Advertisement – But Mr. Trump’s personal brand as a businessman is now intertwined with his political brand. And he has made clear he is not ceding the stage easily, even as advisers say he will most likely willingly leave the White House when his term ends.Since the 2020 race was called on Saturday, Mr. Trump has told advisers he is seriously considering running again in 2024 if the vote is certified for Mr. Biden, a development earlier reported by Axios.While the leadership PAC could not help him in such an effort, it could provide an interim vehicle that would let him travel and engage in some political activity, even if he never actually runs again.Kenneth P. Vogel contributed reporting. Before the election, Mr. Trump told advisers, sometimes joking and other times not, that he might run again in 2024 if he lost to Mr. Biden.Even as Mr. Biden has gathered more than the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win, and as he has taken leads of tens of thousands of votes in several battleground states, Mr. Trump has maintained there was voter fraud on a wide scale, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. He has directed his campaign to march forward with legal challenges in states like Arizona and Nevada, despite most advisers believing that the race is over and that he should move on. A Trump campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, said the committee had been in the works for a while.- Advertisement –
Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Homich, 26, pulled away from runner-up Andrew Kephart, 29, of Ellsworth as the race wore on, finishing with a time of 35 minutes and 47 seconds in the field of 46 runners.Kephart crossed the finish line in 37:04 to win the age group for men ages 20-29, and Kevin Gravina, 35, of Cambridge, Mass., was third in 37:30, winning the age group for men ages 30-39.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWomen’s winner Meaghan Monroe, 28, also from Cambridge, was fourth overall in 42:14.Other age group winners:Women ages 20-29 – Kassandra Strout, 24, of Trenton, 11th in 48:16.Women ages 30-39 – Laureen Libby, 37, of Frankfort, seventh in 47:24.Women ages 40-49 – Michelle Gagnon, 48, of Ellsworth, eighth in 47:37.Men ages 40-49 – Stephen Sullivan, 41, of Ellsworth, 10th in 47:50.Women ages 50-59 – Lisa Tweedie, 51, of Bar Harbor, 20th in 52:53.Men ages 50-59 – Stephen Whalen, 52, of Tremont, fifth in 43:41.Men ages 60-69 – Tom Murphy, 62, of Ellsworth, 17th in 51:04.Men ages 70 and over – Bob Bachorik, 70, of Ellsworth, 24th in 57:10.A field of 47 runners also competed in the five-kilometer race, with Toby Walls, 4, of Barnet, Vt., taking top honors in 19:09.Robin Clarke, 44, of Ellsworth was the first woman to finish, placing seventh overall in 21:47.Male and female age group winners:Youth ages 0-10 – Caleb Hicks, 9, of Franklin, ninth in 22:46; Olivia Hicks, 7, of Franklin, 21st in 27:21.Youth ages 11-19 – Evan Merchant, 13 of Beals, fifth in 20:46; Payton Hicks, 11, of Franklin, 19th in 26:53.Ages 20-29 – James Perry Jr., 25, of Eastbrook, second in 19:39; Angelica Carr, 26, of Northeast Harbor, 11th in 23:33.Ages 30-39 – Chris Wentworth, 36, of Franklin, fourth in 20:39; Eliza Murphy, 36, of Hancock, 18th in 26:46.Ages 40-49 – Zac Gilhooleyl, 40, of Bar Harbor, sixth in 21:31; Holly Perry, 47, of Milbridge, 43rd in 38:19.Ages 50-59 – Chris Holt, 42, of Ellsworth, third in 20:06; Marion Frehill, 50, of Mariaville, 30th in 31:10.Ages 60-69 – Bill Hansen, 69, of Surry, 17th in 26:13; Robin Emery, 67, of Lamoine, 31st in 31:21.Ages 70 and over – Lloyd Harmon, 73, of Ellsworth, 15th in 25:30. Matt Homich (138) and Andrew Kephart, both of Ellsworth, run together in the early going of Saturday’s Roger Willey 10-kilometer race. Homich pulled away from Kephart and went on to win the event by more than a minute.ELLSWORTH — Matt Homich of Ellsworth finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest challenger in winning the 10-kilometer race of Saturday’s annual Roger Willey Memorial competition. Bio