Terrapin Crossroads is opening its doors to a new outdoor performance space, The Backyard, this spring. In celebration of the opening, there will be an all-day music gathering on April 17, with two very special performances from Phil Lesh & Friends, as well as from Soulive and Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang.The full Friends lineup includes Soulive‘s Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans, as well as Jason Crosby, the Terrapin Horns and a “very special guest.”Don’t miss the grand opening of The Backyard! Music starts at 1pm on Sunday, April 17, goes all day. Tickets are still available here.[Photo via Terrapin Crossroads Facebook]
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Education recently released the results of a voluntary survey asking Indiana elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, superintendents and members of governing bodies whether they support mandating cursive writing in school.In 2017, State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-authored Senate Enrolled Act 29, which required the survey. The results show 70 percent of those surveyed support a cursive writing requirement.Leising filed a cursive writing bill each year for the last six years, and all six have passed the Senate. None have received a hearing in the House of Representatives.“Given the results of this survey, I plan to file a bill during the 2018 legislative session that would require cursive writing to be taught in school,” Leising said. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, validate our driver’s license and sign agreements. I hope the results of this survey will help my bill finally get a hearing in the House of Representatives.”Leising said she is looking forward to several senators joining her on the legislation.The survey was open from Aug. 4 to Oct. 1. Click here for the results.
They proved much too good for the West Tipp combination Cappawhite/Sean Treacys in Golden and ran out 2-24 to 1-10 victors.The Mid Tipp outfit had a 1-15 to 1-3 lead at the break in the clubs’ semi-final encounter.Sars – as things stand – will play Carrick Swans in the decider.