Tonight marks the opening of the 10th annual Backwoods Pondfest in Peru, NY, bringing a bounty of talent to the upstate NY location for three nights of glorious music. The first night of the Pondfest is an official pre-party, with a set from Mihali and Frends scheduled for 7:30-9PM tonight!From multiple reports, we have learned that the “Frends” that guitarist Mihali Savoulidis is bringing along actually include Brook Jordan, Zdenek Gubb and Ryan Dempsey – better known as Twiddle. Though the set will be officially billed as Mihali and Frends, Twiddle has grown up with the festival, and sources are telling us that “anything is possible.” With the group traveling together on the road, their inclusion in Mihali’s set only makes sense.The full festival lineup includes Pink Talking Fish, Melvin Seals & JGB, Sophistafunk, The Nth Power and more! Check it all out via the festival’s official website.
1-4 Koppen Terrace, MoorooboolREIGNING high above the city, full of grandeur and history, life will never be the same after moving into 1-4 Koppen Terrace.The six-bedroom, five-bathroom, two-car garage property in Mooroobool sits atop what used to be known as Fairview Hill. After 10 years as a real estate agent, Elite Real Estate Services’ Karl Latham has finally got the opportunity to market what he describes as a property with a “personality and essence like no other”. 1-4 Koppen Terrace, MoorooboolMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoPerched on 4445sq m, the sprawling home was built in 1980. The grand entrance with an electric gate and large circular driveway stops most visitors in their tracks.Then a formal foyer moves into a main lounge room flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows.Having guests over for dinner will become one of life’s great joys with a gourmet kitchen including space for two fridges, a gas cooktop and plenty of storage including a butler’s pantry.Two large balconies sit off the master suite, one with a sunken bathtub in which the new owner can enjoy a glass of champagne from a temperature-controlled wine room.A separate one-bedroom granny flat maximises space and privacy and a pool and observation deck provide plenty of conversation starters. 1-4 Koppen Terrace, Mooroobool“This property has been on my radar since day one. Koppen Terrace is a much sought-after street with astonishing 180-degree views over Cairns from the Coral Sea over to the Pyramid and beyond,” Mr Latham said.“The fireplace in the master suite parlour, which is basically a penthouse suite, adds a bit of old-world charm, as does the chandelier over the winding staircase.“I think there will be good interest in this home because Koppen Terrace is very close to the city and is also a level street that’s elevated with views.“It is also in St Francis Xavier’s and Our Lady Help of Christians school catchment.“This home was built with entertaining in mind and space to breathe. Expansive windows give the aura of floating over the rainforest as the cool mountain breezes flow through the home.” 1-4 Koppen Terrace, MoorooboolThe elevated site at the tip of Koppen Terrace was hand selected by Percy Koppen himself, the original developer of the area.According to Mr Latham, no expense was spared in the build. Neighbouring street names offer a nod to the past. Andrea and Brett Close was named after a member of the Koppen family and Strike Ave was named after Arthur Strike, an alderman in 1980.Kingsford St remembers Ash Kingsford, the first mayor of Cairns, who served from 1885-6/1889.Munro Terrace is named after a pioneer of the sugar industry, William John Munro, also the chairman of the Mulgrave Shire Council from 1897 until 1912.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Aug. 16) – Reagan Reed raced to a couple of firsts Saturday night at 281 Speedway.And she had to regain the lead from a former national champion to accomplish both feats.The 16-year-old junior-to-be at Waco’s Connally High School earned her career first IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car feature win at Stephenville.She became the first female driver to win a Sprint Series of Texas main event as well.“I couldn’t believe it,” admitted Reed. “I was excited for my dad and my crew and wished my brother (who was racing in Michigan) could have been there to see it.”Reed campaigned five seasons in the mini-sprints. She had just nine starts under her belt during her rookie Sprint Car season before getting the Saturday win.After starting the 20-lapper from outside the front row, she made the most of the fast lower line and pulled away from the rest of the veteran-laden pack by midway.Jason Howell made up ground when lapped traffic slowed Reed, finally catching her on the white flag circuit and pulling again as the pair ran down the backstretch.Lapped cars came into play again on the final set of turns. Howell stayed high, while Reed went slow and took the checkers by a car length.Feature results – 1. Reagan Reed; 2. Jason Howell; 3. Drew Wright; 4. Craig Woods; 5. Gary Kelley; 6. Ronnie Henderson; 7. Jerry Hammock; 8. Rodney Henderson; 9. Joey Starnes; 10. Danny Merrell; 11. David Garland; 12. Kerry Rush; 13. Johnny Suggs; 14. Matt Etzelmiller; 15. Dustin Woods; 16. Ed Keaton; 17. David Munden; 18. Bud Hanna; 19. Mark Klis; 20. Kenny Venable.