Jon Fishman’s Lincolnville General Store Re-Opens With A Bang In His Maine Hometown [Video]

first_img[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:last_img read more

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Got a passion for fashion? Check out the Fashion Fundamentals course at LYIT!

first_imgDo you have a passion for fashion? Are you interested in developing this passion into a rewarding qualification and career? Then consider the Certificate in Fashion Fundamentals, currently available part-time, at the Department of Design & Creative Media at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.This programme is open to fashion novices and experts, and includes a focus on technical design, foundations of fashion, and design and merchandising. This programme offers fantastic course content, with flexible learning options and is ideal for adult learners. The lecturing staff are exceptional, with many coming from the Fashion Industry, one such lecturer is Thomas McLaughlin.The lecturing staff are exceptional, with many coming from the Fashion Industry, one such lecturer is Thomas McLaughlin.Thomas has a wealth of industry experience as a high-end fashion designer. He qualified from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and began working with industry at the highest level, with internationally renowned Fashion Designer John Rocha. Thomas has experience from London Fashion week having showcased work by John Rocha for over a decade at the event.He also has extensive knowledge of tailoring, fabrics and design. His entrepreneurial skills are an added bonus for students, as Thomas set up the award winning TADÁIAS, the premium cycling clothing company back in December 2015.If you are looking to begin a career in this industry, or looking to enhance your career in this industry, then the Certificate in Fashion Fundamentals is the programme for you.The programme is available in the evening and will suit adult learners. For further information on the Certificate in Fashion Fundamentals and to secure your place on this fantastic programme contact Nollaig Crombie, Head of Design & Creative Media at LYIT on [email protected] deadline for receipt of completed applications is Monday 18th of September, 2017. Course fee is €350.Got a passion for fashion? Check out the Fashion Fundamentals course at LYIT! was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Design and Creative Mediafashion fundamentalsLYITthomas mclaughlinlast_img read more