Ska rockers Sublime With Rome have announced plans for a lengthy summer tour. Beginning on June 25 in Las Vegas, Sublime will hit the road for 29 dates, including stops at storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Notherly Island in Chicago and Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.Sublime will hit the road with alternative rock and reggae bands Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Bleeker and 311, as well as beatboxing phenom Matisyahu on various dates throughout their tour. A special pre-sale that includes exclusive VIP packages begins Tuesday, March 15 at 10 AM local time. Fans can use the promo code “SWRSUMMER2016” to access the pre-sale. Public on sale will begin Friday, March 18. More info on tickets can be found at the band’s website here.Check below for Sublime’s full summer tour dates.Sublime With Rome 2016 Summer Tour6/25 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach6/27 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre6/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle7/1 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre7/2 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre7/3 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 7/5 Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre7/7 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion7/8 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center7/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing)7/10 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater7/12 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion7/14 Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre7/15 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center7/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park7/17 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island7/19 Lawrence, KS @ Crossroads7/22 Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavilion7/23 Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company #7/24 Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater #7/25 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre #7/27 Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre7/28 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion #7/30 Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre #7/31 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre @8/3 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater8/5 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater %8/6 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion %8/7 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ## with Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and [email protected] with Dirty Heads, 311, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker% with Dirty Heads, 311, Tribal Seeds and Matisyahu[Cover photo via Sublime With Rome Facebook Page]
“After 14 years of marriage with my deepest sadness our road is coming to the end,” she wrote at the time.Savchenko later confirmed the news in his own statement, telling Us Weekly, “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage. We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them. We ask that you respect our family’s need for privacy and healing during this time.”The Russian model rose to fame in 2013 when he first competed on season 16 of DWTS with partner Lisa Vanderpump. He later returned to dance with Jana Kramer in season 23, which aired in 2016. Over the next five seasons, he performed with Erika Jayne, Sasha Pieterse, basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, comedian Nikki Glaser and singer Lauren Alaina. In September 2020, the choreographer was partnered with Chrishell Stause for the 29th season of the dance competition.- Advertisement – News of Savchenko’s split came shortly after he and the Selling Sunset star were eliminated from DWTS in the eighth week. After being voted off the ABC show, the Kentucky native gushed over how “therapeutic” it was to turn her focus onto her dancing and to have Savchenko by her side throughout the competition.“I know it should be a sad moment right now, because of course, I didn’t want to leave, but I’m so happy that I’ve had this experience and I’m so grateful,” she told Entertainment Tonight in November 2020. “It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I’ll never forget it.”- Advertisement – The way they were. Gleb Savchenko and wife Elena Samodanova seemingly made a perfect match, but ultimately, they weren’t able to last forever.The Dancing With the Stars pro and the Russia native wed in July 2006 and went on to welcome two daughters, Olivia and Zlata. In November 2020, the So You Think You Can Dance choreographer announced via her Instagram Story that she and Savchenko had called it quits.- Advertisement – Scroll down to relive Savchenko and Samodanova’s relationship timeline. – Advertisement –
On Wednesday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement that he has signed a bill that will allocate $500 million to increase teachers’ salaries.“Today what we will be signing is a bill that will provide $500 million directly to teachers, all public school teachers — school district or charter — and it will take Florida from number 26 in the nation to number five in the nation for average minimum salary,” he said.DeSantis said the bill will also include another $100 million for more experienced teachers who are making more than the average minimum.DeSantis said the budget will go into effect in July.
Submitted by Olympia School DistrictMichael Havens has been named Principal of McKenny Elementary School in the Olympia School District. Havens has been Principal at Boston Harbor Elementary School since 2008. In addition to serving as principal at Boston Harbor, Havens has served as for the past six years as the Professional Development Coordinator for the school district. The position of McKenny Elementary principal became vacant with the news that Brendon Chertok had accepted the position as principal of Garfield Elementary on Olympia’s west side.“I’m very excited about the opportunity to be principal at McKenny,” said Havens. “It’s a bit of a homecoming for me as my daughter attended preschool, Kindergarten and first grade there. I have really enjoyed my six years at Boston Harbor and am very proud of our accomplishments. The principal duties have always been the best part of my job and I look forward to being able to do that full time.”Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he was confident Havens would be an excellent leader for McKenny Elementary.“Michael is a great fit for McKenny students, families and staff,” Cvitanich said. “He clearly has a passion for children and the ability to work collaboratively with staff to create systems for student success. He is also highly respected for his knowledge of the new Teacher and Principal and Evaluation System.”Havens began his teaching career in the North Kitsap School District in 1995. He joined the Olympia School District in 1997 as a teacher at Marshall Middle School, where he served until becoming Assistant Principal at Jefferson Middle School in 2006. In 2008 Havens was named principal of Boston Harbor Elementary.Havens earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Washington in 1993, his Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University in 1995 and his Principal’s Certification from Seattle Pacific University in 2005.McKenny Elementary serves about 350 students in preschool through fifth grade. Havens will assume his new responsibilities at McKenny Elementary on July 1. Facebook66Tweet0Pin0
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesSpring has sprung and our thoughts turn to spring cleaning and home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends.Fertilizer, insecticide, and herbicide ingredients may be dangerous if your pet ingests them. Always store these products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully. Many popular springtime plants are also toxic to pets and can prove fatal if eaten.Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or chemical burns. Carefully read all labels to see if the product is safe to use around your furry friends. Also, be cautious of physical hazards, including nails, staples, insulation, blades, and power tools. It may be wise to confine your dog or cat to a designated pet-friendly room during home improvement projects.If you think your pet may have ingested something harmful, immediately contact a veterinarian.
For those who celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes (also called La Vigilia), The Lusty Lobster is a one-stop shop for the meal many families of Italian heritage enjoy on Christmas Eve. By Eileen Moon Then there’s The Lusty Lobster crowd, the folks who make picking up seafood for the Feast of the Seven Fishes – or maybe just a tray of cocktail shrimp – a not-to-be-missed part of the holiday. A large lobster, bedecked with Christmas decorations, greets customers purchasing oysters, crabs, octopus and yes, lobster, for their Feast of the Seven Fishes menu Christmas Eve. Photo by Eileen Moon “We have an elf thatgoes out with hot chocolateand popcorn,” he said. The Lusty Lobster store in Highlands, 88 Bay Ave. In any case, celebrating the holiday requires a lot of fish. Although, Douty points out, many seafood buyers are OK with counting two different recipes using the same fish in calculating the seven. Say, shrimp cocktail and fried shrimp. Or crabcakes and crab claws. However it adds up, it’s worth standing in line for, apparently. So Douty and his staff work hard to keep their customers entertained. McDonough heralds theopening of the doors with afew bars of “The HallelujahChorus.” And often it’s the men who are in charge of the seafood errand while the rest of the family is presumably engaged in other tasks. There are various interpretations why the number seven comprises the family feast, including that it’s based on the seven sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church or that it’s based on the biblical account of the creation of the world in the Book of Genesis, in which God rested on the seventh day. But when the business closes at 3 p.m., they all rejoice in a job well done. Doug Douty, owner of The Lusty Lobster, has been supplying Two River-area homes with fish and seafood for 40 years. Photo by Eileen Moon “By then, the line is down the street,” he said. “They sing along, make requests and share the popcorn and hot chocolate served by The Lusty elves.” Meanwhile, Douty and his staff are working hard to make sure all the customers go home with the requested makings of their holiday feast. “We don’t open until 10, but people start getting in line at 8 a.m. to make sure they get a good place in line,” said Doug Douty, who has owned the seafood emporium for 40 years. And along about 10 a.m., musician Andy McDonough arrives with his keyboard to entertain the crowd. “It’s a riot,” McDonough said. “I’ve had the pleasure to do it for a few years now and it’s just a special morning. There’s a crew that gets there early in cold, rain, whatever. They joke around about having been sent by their respective families and they huddle around the door until it opens up.” But there’s plenty of fun to be had while waiting to pick up orders that range from fresh lobster, crabs and oysters to octopus, squid and baccala, a salted cod that is a beloved part of many Italian American Christmas feasts. Rain, shine, sleet, snow, it doesn’t matter. They’ll be there. It’s not just an errand. It’s a tradition. It’s a long, busy day for Douty and his staff. “We open a lot of clams and oysters,” he said. HIGHLANDS – Some people celebrate Christmas Eve with one last trip to the mall. Others are all done by then and enjoying making cookies, wrapping gifts or watching one of the Hallmark Christmas movies that always have a happy ending. “We have a nice little family here,” Douty said. Once the doors close on Christmas Eve, Lusty Lobster won’t re-open until Dec. 27. “We let all the hard-working elves take an extra day off,” he said.