[Cover photo via Lincolnville General Store Facebook] Last Friday night, October 27th, after a lengthy restoration and renovation process, the Lincolnville General Store was re-opened by of the small Maine town’s most well-known citizens: Phish drummer/town Board of Selectmen member Jon Fishman and his wife and town Board of Education member Briar Fishman. According to local Maine paper The Free Press, the long-awaited grand re-opening went off with a bang last weekend with a party featuring pizza fresh out of the stone oven, hot dogs and burgers, a crowd of about 600 people and, of course, live music. Local groups The Mallett Brothers and the Route 17 Ramblers provided the entertainment, with Fishman joining both groups as a special guest.Phish Drummer Jon Fishman Elected For Local Political Office In Maine HometownThe store, which was built in the mid-19th century, has been closed for almost a decade. According to a 2016 report in Penobscot Bay Pilot, Fishman and his wife, Briar, purchased the mid-19th century Lincolnville General Store in 2011, but wound up selling it to another family to focus on the upkeep of their making their local farm. After the buyers made initial renovations to the store, the Fishman family put in an offer and wound up buying back the property and continuing the upgrading process.The store’s focus is on organic and store-made products, including prepared foods and condiments. Since the Fishmans have five children, they can understand the importance of an all-in-one store, and the Lincolnville General Store aims to be just that. The property also features an outdoor porch area, WiFi, and a brick oven pizza stop for residents to come and chat. They’ll also work with local businesses to ensure that they aren’t stepping on anyone’s toes, and are planning to break into groceries and delivery services for the elderly and handicapped townspeople. “Most markets don’t just sell their own stuff,” Briar told the Penobscot Bay Pilot back in 2016. “It takes the community to stock the shelves and we will be working with not only local farmers, but local bakers, local artisans and craftspeople.”Particularly with Phish toning down the scope of their famously extensive touring schedule this year, Fishman and his family have continued to make themselves an important part of the local Lincolnville community–and make Lincolnville just a little more special in the process.Congrats to Jon, Briar, and the town of Lincolnville on the new store!You can watch full footage of The Mallett Brothers Band’s performance at the opening of the Fishmans’ new Lincolnville General Store, featuring a sit-in from Jon Fishman himself, via the store’s Facebook page:Check out assorted videos and clips from the Lincolnville General Store Grand Re-Opening below via Instagram:
Aminess already has hotels in its portfolio Aminess Maestral 4 * i Aminess Laguna 3 *, camps Aminess Mermaid 4 * i Aminess Maravea Camping Resort 4 * located in the city of Novigrad, while the hotel Aminess Lume 4 * finds on Korcula, a Aminess Grand Azur 4 * is located on the Peljesac peninsula. Aminess Magal Hotel (former Hotel Beli Kamik), Aminess Veya Hotel (former Hotel Jadran), Aminess Gaia Green Villas (former Marbera Flora Green Villas) and Aminess Atea Camping Resort (former Camp Njivice) are thus new members of the Aminess portfolio that will jointly contribute to additional growth and development in the tourism sector. “We are extremely pleased that Njivice resort and camp have become part of the Aminess family and we will now have the opportunity to create great results together and contribute to the further development of Njivice and the island of Krk. We believe that the synergy of these two companies, Aminessa and Hotel Njivice, will be a great success and stronger market visibility. We are convinced that we will further strengthen the beautiful story that we have been creating with employees and guests in Novigrad, Orebić and the island of Korčula for years with new colleagues in Njivice, on the island of Krk. “, she pointed out Zrinka Bokulić, President of the Management Board of Laguna Novigrad, which owns the Aminess brand. The tourist company Aminess from Novigrad has expanded its business to Njivice hotels and a camping resort on the island of Krk, which will start operating under the Aminess brand on October 1. Photo: Aminess
For the first time since 1972, the U.S. Olympic Hockey team will head to the Olympics without any former or current University of Wisconsin Badgers on their roster.This development is even more surprising when you consider the head coach of the U.S. squad is Tony Granato, who also happens to be the UW Men’s Hockey coach.With that being said, the Badgers certainly will not be without representation in Pyeongchang, as former UW star defensemen Chris Chelios will act as the assistant coach and former UW forward Jim Johannson will act as the team’s general manager.This season the National Hockey League decided not to stop its season to allow its players to play in the Olympics for the first time. The NHL cited injury risks and a loss of revenue as reasons for the policy change.Women’s Hockey: UW takes on South Korean Olympic team SaturdayThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will have the honor of hosting the South Korean Olympic hockey team at LaBahn Read…As a result, some former Badgers who would have likely had a significant opportunity to make the team were unable to try out. These include former Badger greats and current NHL stars Ryan Suter, Ryan McDonagh and Joe Pavelski. Two former Badgers, Tom Gilbert and Robbie Earl, currently play professionally in Europe and were granted tryouts, but both were cut by Granato, Johannson and the rest of management.“We’re real happy with the players that we announced today. I think we’ve put together an outstanding group of players that will represent us well come February and give us a great chance to do really well and compete for a medal,” Granato said of the roster, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.Granato and company made their goal of reaching the podium clear in the 2018 Winter Olympics, which begin on Feb. 8 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.In light of this, I thought it would be fun to look back on some UW Men’s Hockey successes during past Winter Olympics.Crease Creatures: the story behind UW’s first hockey student orgWhen you’re standing in the student section of the Kohl Center, it can be easy to feel distant from all Read…Mark Johnson: 1980 Lake PlacidIf you didn’t see this one coming you must have been living under a rock for the last forty years. Wisconsin women’s hockey coach Mark Johnson was an integral member of the U.S team that took down the mighty Soviet Union now known across the world as the “Miracle on Ice.”Mark Johnson finished these Olympics with five goals and six assists, including a pair of goals in the semi-final victory over the Soviet Union and one in the gold medal tilt with Finland. The unheralded U.S men’s hockey team came home with gold, and Johnson was one of the main reasons why.Johnson also went on to coach the women’s national team to the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.Bob Suter: 1980 Lake PlacidSuter, the father of current NHL great and former Badger Ryan Suter was a starting defenseman on the 1980 gold medal team. Although Bob’s pro career does little to rival Ryan’s, this one immaculate Olympic accomplishment outshines anything his 10-time NHL all-star son has achieved so far. Ryan’s greatest success in the Olympics was a silver medal in Sochi in 2010 and he failed to medal with the team in Vancouver 2014. While Ryan has a lucrative NHL career of which to be proud, he will likely never match the enormous Olympic accomplishments of his father.How will the Olympics impact men’s and women’s hockey this year?With the 2018 winter Olympic games underway, many are wondering how University of Wisconsin hockey is going to be impacted. Read… Mike Richter: 2002 Salt Lake CityThe former Badger goaltender lead the U.S. to a silver medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Richter started in net throughout the tournament and had one of the greatest tournaments for a goaltender in Olympic history. Richter had an astounding 97.7 save percentage throughout the tournament and had 374 total saves. Richter’s biggest performance came in a 3-2 victory over Russia in the semi-final matchup. Although the U.S would go on to lose in the gold medal game to Canada, Richter’s incredible tournament will never be forgotten.
L.V. Rogers high school graduate Josh Coletti is making the most of his senior year on the Missouri Valley College golf team in Marshall, Missouri.The 22-year-old golfer, who earned is playing stripes at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course, carded an even round of 72 to finish second at a NAIA collegiate golf tournament on September 13. A few days earlier (September 11), Coletti placed fourth overall at a NAIA tour stop in in Springfield Missouri finishing the two rounds with scores of 72 and 76.Next up for the Missouri Valley College Vikings team is a two-day event in Mayetta, Kansas.During the summer Coletti kept his game sharp by playing in several tournaments, including the B.C. Men’s Amateur at Swan-e-set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows.The scratch handicap golfer started the amateur event strong, finishing round one with a 1-over-par 73.However, Coletti struggled during the final three rounds to finish tied for 66th after making the cut.
The final ion the Leo’s Men’s Open is Saturday at 3:45 p.m.Meanwhile in the Jackson’s Hole Masters League, Club Inter lost in shootout to Bia Boro.Club Inter held a 4-2 lead before Bia Boro rallied back to tie up the match and win it in shootout.Bia Boro meet Real Nelson in the final after the latter edged Jackson’s Hole 1-0. Vic Commandeur scored the lone goal in the game.The two teams meet Sunday at 3:45 p.m. to determine bragging rights in the Jackson’s Men’s Masters League.Lily Whites tackle Selkirk Eyecare for all the marbles in the Finley’s Ladies Rec League Sunday at 2:15 p.m.Lily Whites defeated Red Dog 3-1 while Selkirk Eyecare outlasted Fire Balls 4-1.All games are played at the Lakeside Pitch. There will be no repeats in the men’s side of the Nelson City Soccer Leagues.Both Old Dogs FC and Club Inter were eliminated during semi final action as the City Soccer League winds down.Old Dogs FC looked really old as Kootenay Co-op blasted the defending Leo’s Open Men’s Champs 6-0.The result was a bit of revenge for Co-op, which lost 1-0 to Old Dogs FC in the 2012 final.Co-op meets regular season champ Innkeeper, which advanced to the final by scoring a 3-0 shutout of Nelson U17 Selects.