‘A PIECE OF HISTORY’: Bicentennial mural prints capture moments in time

first_img Just in time for Christmas, prints of Troy’s Alabama Bicentennial mural are available for sale.Stephanie Baker, Reunion Troy committee chair, said the mural print was the result of the great amount of interest expressed by community members in having a print of the city’s Alabama Bicentennial mural.“So many had said they would like to have a print of the mural for their homes, offices and businesses or to send to family members or friends so the committee made the decision to have prints made,” Baker said. “But, the committee also decided to have smaller prints made of the individuals and groups of people featured on the mural.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day ‘A PIECE OF HISTORY’: Bicentennial mural prints capture moments in time Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The mural was designed by Alex McLendon, a Troy native and a 2019 Troy University graduate with a major in art. Art students from Charles Henderson and Pike Liberal Art high schools, seniors from the Colley Complex and other volunteers assisted McLendon with the painting of the mural.The Reunion Troy committee realized a published guide was needed to identify the buildings and people of interest included on the mural so the mural project was extended to include the guide.“The committee understood how important the mural and the guide would be for future generations in accessing our city’s history,” Baker said. “Committee member Nicklaus Chrysson had done such a great job of researching information for the mural that the committee asked him to compile the information and photographs he had available and make them available in a softback booklet publication that would be a compilation of his research. Print Article Email the author You Might Like Skip Latest Storiescenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell HUSTLE AND BUSTLE: Steed looks back on thriving grocery store in downtown Brundidge Lamar Steed doesn’t show his age so it might be hard for others to believe that he has stories to… read more Chrysson said, too, the information was worthy of being preserved in print and agreed to undertake the project.He followed suit with the Alabama Historical Commission and chose the title of the bookletabout Troy, “City of Troy: Our People, Our Places, Our Stories.”The Alabama Historical Commission planned a three-year celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial, and dedicated 2017 to Alabama’s people, 2018 to its places and 2019 to its stories. Published 9:20 pm Friday, December 13, 2019 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… And, those three areas of interest are the focus of Troy Reunion’s booklet which Chrysson said encapsulates the history of the mural.“In doing the research for the mural, I learned a lot about the City of Troy and the people who helped make it the great city that it is,’ Chrysson said. “Much of the research came from Bill Rice, Sr.’s “Troy 1828-2006” and Margaret Pace Farmer’s “History of Pike County and also personal interviews.”The booklet includes photos of many of the individuals featured and a brief history of each. Also included are photographs of local landmarks.The mural project items are now on sale with all proceeds dedicated to the maintenance of the Troy Bicentennial Mural and other murals around the city and to future mural projects.Prints of the full mural without the individual groups are $30 each.The prints of the individuals and groups are: Dr. Edge, $10; Jean Lake, $10; elected officials, $15; Ann Love, $15; architects, $10; educators, $10; and musicians, $10. The “Our People, Our Places, Our Stories” booklet is $30.The Christmas package deals are $75 for all prints (booklet not included) and four prints for $30. Full mural and one smaller people print are $35.The mural prints and booklets are available at Troy City Hall. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to City of Troy-Reunion Troy. 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Reconciling the changes in atmospheric-methane sources and sinks between the Last Glacial Maximum and the pre-industrial era

first_imgWe know from the ice record that the concentration ofatmospheric methane, [CH4], at the Last Glacial Maximum(LGM) was roughly half that in the pre-industrial era (PI), buthow much of the difference was source-driven, and howmuch was sink-driven, remains uncertain. Recent developmentsinclude: a higher estimate of the LGM-PI change inmethane emissions from wetlands―the dominant, naturalmethane source; and the possible recycling of OH consumedin isoprene oxidation―the principal methane sink.Here, in view of these developments, we use an atmosphericchemistry-transport model to re-examine the main factorsaffecting OH during this period: changes in air temperatureand emissions of non-methane volatile organic compoundsfrom vegetation. We find that their net effect was negligible(with and without an OH recycling mechanism), implyingthe change in [CH4] was almost entirely source driven―a conclusion that, though subject to significant uncertainties,can be reconciled with recent methane source estimates.last_img read more

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Bike Camping: Tips for Enjoying the Best of Both Worlds

first_imgIn this adventure packed combo, you’ve got to earn your downtime at camp.With no gas-filled machine getting you from campsite to campsite, bike camping (or bike touring) is a start-to-finish testament of endurance, preplanning, and the strength it takes to push through the uphills with 30 pounds of camping gear around your back tire.Bike camping forgoes the comforts and leisure that car camping provides, making planning, orienteering, and skills a high commodity. There’s no sugar coating it- bike camping is a physically demanding task, but once you get out there and try it- it can turn out to be the most rewarding. In most camping scenarios, the relaxation, slowing down, and enjoying the outdoors is on hold until you find your spot for the night. With bike camping, the journey adds just as much exploration and adventure to the trip as the destinations do.Here is a short list of tips and must-pack items to make your first bike camping trip one to remember fondly.Know how to be your own repair crew.Gear is not limited to the food, tent, and clothes you brought. The bike itself is the most integral part to the journey and if something needs and adjustment or a tire goes flat, you better know how to jump in and get things rolling again. The idea for a trip like this is to travel as many miles as yourself or your group feel comfortable during the day and have a planned or at least ideal spot in mind where you have flat ground to lay in your tent or under a tarp at night. During those long stretches in the daytime, you won’t likely be in a populated area with impeccable cell service and the bike version of AAA. Knowing how to take care of your bike is just as if not more important than understanding how to set up a tent.Plan a course within your means.If you aren’t a well-practiced biker, don’t plan to bike 25 miles a day with uphills that are too steep or trail sections that are too advanced. If a car can access the areas you’re wanting to bike, it might be worth the trip to check out what type of terrain you’re in for before you start pedaling. If you want to experience the area for the first time by bike so you don’t spoil the experience by seeing it all by car, the internet just might be your best friend in that case. You can look up tried and true beginner friendly trails and roads recommended by others who were once in your same situation- looking for where to start.Pack light. Then pack even lighter.It’s an art form in itself and for those who are experienced in backpacking, you should aim for about the same weight you’d put on your back. It’s a delicate balance of food being lightweight and packed efficiently so you still have room for your tent, sleeping bag, clothes, and all the rest. When sweat starts dripping and your calves start burning, you will regret bringing anything beyond what is absolutely necessary. By planning ahead, you may find that while most of your journey is remote, you come across a general store half way. Then, at departure you are only having to carry meals for half the days until you reach that store where you can replenish.The must-haves:Water, a map, rear bike rack, repair tools, tent, sunscreen, lighter, anti-chafing cream (trust me), clothes, food, first aid, and a good dose of patience!For a recap of a family’s first 5 day bike camping trip, more on what to bring, how to stay entertained, good spots for it, and additional resources, go check out “Bike Camping for Beginners” by Ethan Hipple.last_img read more

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Benches clear in postgame Dodgers-Diamondbacks dispute

first_imgTensions were high after the the Dodgers’ 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday as both dugouts cleared due to final-inning controversy.The dispute started when Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock said he was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley with a runner on first and no outs in the 11th. After a replay review, however, home plate umpire Ramon De Jesus ruled the ball hit Pollock’s bat, rather than his wrist. Arizona catcher Carson Kelly ended up catching it for an out, helping lead to a 3-2 loss for Los Angeles. The Dodgers couldn’t believe the call was upheld, and that’s when tempers started to flare.“Typically, I’m very political with umpiring, but they missed it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ( via the Los Angeles Times ). “That’s just a fact. You have a system in place to get it right and it was clearly wrong. That impacted the game … [it] changed the complexion of that inning, clearly.” Related News Orioles’ Chris Davis explains confrontation with manager Brandon Hyde: ‘I hit a breaking point’ The Dodgers’ bench had some words for Bradley, and as he finished the game by striking out Will Smith, he pointed into the home dugout and started yelling back, prompting the benches to empty. Roberts called the postgame dispute “not necessary,” while Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo defended his team for responding the way that they did.“Our guys were there for one another,” Lovullo said. “Throughout the entire game, and what you saw at the end. That’s what we do here in Arizona.”center_img Pollock was visibly angry with the call and started yelling at De Jesus. Bradley, who was Pollock’s teammate in Arizona for four years, thought Pollock was taking too long to get off the field and tried to hurry him along. “I got him out,” Bradley said ( per MLB.com ). “That was my whole thing, that’s where it all started, like, you’re out. And you’re sitting there arguing while I’m trying to pitch to the next batter in a save situation in the 11th inning in Dodger Stadium. This is a hostile environment, I’m trying to win and you’re still standing arguing after you’ve been called out twice. It’s nothing personal to A.J. at all. It could have been anyone in the big leagues.”Well……. pic.twitter.com/Eg1bJlqlCR— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) August 10, 2019Pollock said he didn’t know what Bradley was doing, while explaining he wasn’t happy with the call.”Honestly, I’m walking, just got smoked in the wrist, no knob,” Pollock said. “Not going to go sprinting off and be all giggly. He didn’t like that. Tough. Whatever.” Yankees’ Brett Gardner gets furious, has to be restrained after controversial ejectionlast_img read more

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