Old timers – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:45:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Old timers – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 Phantom of Bombay House leaves an unparalleled legacy https://vintagetype.com/phantom-of-bombay-house-leaves-an-unparalleled-legacy/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:45:23 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/phantom-of-bombay-house-leaves-an-unparalleled-legacy/ Pallonji Mistry, the patriarch of the Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) group, who died on Tuesday at the age of 93, leaves behind a legacy that will remain unmatched. For someone with a net worth of over $29 billion that included her family’s 18.37% stake in Tata Sons, the holding company of the diversified Tata Group, Mistry […]]]>

Pallonji Mistry, the patriarch of the Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) group, who died on Tuesday at the age of 93, leaves behind a legacy that will remain unmatched.

For someone with a net worth of over $29 billion that included her family’s 18.37% stake in Tata Sons, the holding company of the diversified Tata Group, Mistry has lived a rather low-key life. So much so that very few have heard of it publicly, earning it the nickname Phantom of Bombay House, the headquarters of the Tata Group in South Mumbai. Despite the immense influence he held at Tata, Mistry played a passive role, reserving his advice only on rare occasions.

Things changed drastically when his youngest son Cyrus was chosen as chairman of Tata Sons after Ratan Tata retired in December 2012. According to Tata Group alumni, Pallonji Mistry was reluctant to let his son take on the role and gave in only after a long time. persuasion by friends and supporters. His main concern stemmed from the fact that his family, despite the close family and business relations with the Tatas, had not taken an active role in the affairs of the group.

Pallonji Mistry’s fears proved true with the unceremonious ousting of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons following disputes with Ratan Tata. Cyrus, it now seems, may have mistakenly assumed that the final decision regarding the affairs of the Tata Group was his.

Pallonji Mistry’s later years were colored by the immense public scrutiny and spotlight he had avoided all his life. The acrimonious battle in the courtroom that followed Cyrus Mistry’s dismissal saw the exchange of accusations and much slander of each other’s reputations. The Mistry family ultimately lost the battle in the courtroom, with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Tata Group.

Pallonji, who joined the SP Group in 1947, taking the reins from her father Shapoorji, led the company’s expansion into the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Dubai, in 1970. She won a contract for the construction of the Sultan of Oman’s palace in 1971 and many ministerial buildings. Mistry took a back seat after Shapoor, her eldest son, took over as chairman of the SP Group companies in 2004.

Over the past two decades, the SP Group has ventured into several new businesses, including renewable energy, ports and real estate. However, the past few years have not been easy for the group and it has seen its debt swell to worrying proportions, eventually leading to default on repayment for the first time in its history, prompting it to look for ways to raise more capital. The group focused on its prized gem, its stake in Tata Sons valued at around 90,000 crores. However, its efforts to sell the stake in whole or in part were blocked by the Tatas, leaving the SP Group with very little room for financial manoeuvring.

Short of options, the group resorted for the first time to the restructuring of loans. He was forced to raise money by selling large stakes in group companies, including his home appliance business Eureka Forbes, to private equity investors.

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Randy Orton spotted with new look, major star teases WWE return to Money in the Bank, SmackDown star had huge crush on Shawn Michaels https://vintagetype.com/randy-orton-spotted-with-new-look-major-star-teases-wwe-return-to-money-in-the-bank-smackdown-star-had-huge-crush-on-shawn-michaels/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 22:49:35 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/randy-orton-spotted-with-new-look-major-star-teases-wwe-return-to-money-in-the-bank-smackdown-star-had-huge-crush-on-shawn-michaels/ Welcome to the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling’s WWE News Roundup, where we take a look at the top news from the past 24 hours. 14-time world champion Randy Orton was spotted sporting a new look during his hiatus from WWE due to injury. A big star has teased a return to the upcoming Money […]]]>

Welcome to the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling’s WWE News Roundup, where we take a look at the top news from the past 24 hours.

14-time world champion Randy Orton was spotted sporting a new look during his hiatus from WWE due to injury. A big star has teased a return to the upcoming Money in the Bank show. A SmackDown star has revealed details of his childhood crush on Shawn Michaels.

Without further ado, let’s dive straight into today’s news roundup. Be sure to let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below.


#4. SmackDown star details his crush on Shawn Michaels

Friday Night SmackDown star Natalya recently shared details of her childhood crush on WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. During a recent interview with Dr. Beau Hightower, Natalya revealed that HBK was her very first crush.

“Shawn Michaels was like my very first crush. When I was little, I loved The Rockers. When they were the Rockers, I had a huge crush on Shawn Michaels. My little sister loved Marty Jannetty. We always watched them wrestle against my father and uncle,” Natalya said.

The Queen of Harts is set to challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey for her title at Money in the Bank next weekend. Things have gotten a little personal between the two stars, and it remains to be seen if Natalya can pull off an upset against Rousey.


#3. Randy Orton spotted with a new look during WWE hiatus

Pictures from yesterday @RandyOrton at a pool in St. Charles, Missouri with a few lucky fans. He must have shaved the day before because he had a mustache and a slight beard growth, but here he is essentially clean-shaven. lol. He still looks great. Heres to a quick surgery pimple recovery! https://t.co/Rvk9vEhHS9

14-time world champion Randy Orton is currently on hiatus from WWE recovering from his injury. A fan account has now shared new images of the Viper with a clean shaven look.

“Pictures from yesterday of @RandyOrton at a pool in St. Charles, Missouri with a few lucky fans. He must [must have] shaved the day before because he had a mustache and a slight beard growth, but here he is essentially clean-shaven. lol. Still seems to be in great shape. Here is [sic] to a speedy recovery from surgery!” Randy Orton’s fan account tweeted.

Randy Orton has been on a team called RK-Bro with Riddle since last year. The two even won the RAW Tag Team Championships together. Prior to his injury reports, it was rumored that Orton would face undisputed champion Roman Reigns at SummerSlam this year.


#2. Former WWE Superstar talks locker room culture and sends message to The Undertaker

Former WWE star and United States Champion Rusev (Miro) took a subtle dig at The Undertaker.

A few years ago, The Phenom made a controversial comment about the current locker room, stating that it had gone soft. Speaking on his Twitch channel, Miro had the following to say about the difference between dressing rooms past and present:

“Some people want to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and do heroin and some people want to play video games. Some of these old people say that’s a bad thing. I don’t think it’s a bad thing just because we have more brains now than people used to do doesn’t mean video games are bad. Sorry Undertaker, we don’t have guns or drugs and we don’t fight behind the scenes.” Miro said.

Miro and The Undertaker have faced off in a WWE ring before. The Phenom was originally scheduled to face Chris Jericho at The Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018. However, plans changed at the very last minute and Rusev replaced Jericho to face The Deadman on the show.


#1. Bayley teases WWE return to Money in the Bank

Bayley, a multiple women’s champion, has been long overdue for her return. Now she has teased a comeback at the upcoming Money in the Bank premium live event, sharing a photo of herself on Instagram with an MITB briefcase.

Bayley is a former Money in the Bank winner, winning the ladder match and contract in 2019. She then cashed in on Charlotte Flair later that night and defeated her to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.

The role model has been out of action for almost a year now due to an ACL injury. However, there are rumors that she will be making a comeback soon.


We asked the AEW Women’s World Champion to walk through the Forbidden Door map with us here.

Q. Do you want to see Bayley return to the 2022 Money in the Bank game?

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Ranking Manchester United’s 50 Greatest Players https://vintagetype.com/ranking-manchester-uniteds-50-greatest-players/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:00:06 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/ranking-manchester-uniteds-50-greatest-players/ Who is Manchester United’s greatest player? It’s a question to consider when you consider the incredible amount of world-class talent that has come through England’s most famous club. Since the Premier League was renamed in 1992, United have won a record 13 titles, so the top 50 is understandably filled with modern big names. However, […]]]>

Who is Manchester United’s greatest player?

It’s a question to consider when you consider the incredible amount of world-class talent that has come through England’s most famous club.

Since the Premier League was renamed in 1992, United have won a record 13 titles, so the top 50 is understandably filled with modern big names.

However, the Red Devils have always been a big deal even before their modern successes and older fans would have witnessed the brilliance of George Best, Bryan Robson and Bobby Charlton to name a few.

Therefore, deciphering the GOAT of legends will always be a subjective and largely controversial task.

A task that virtually all of you will – and should – disagree with somewhere along the line.

And ultimately, that’s what makes debating these topics fun.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into what FourFourTwo thinks are United’s best 50.

Manchester United’s 50 Greatest Players

50. Teddy Sheringham (1997-2001)
49. Harry Greg (1957-1966)
48.Stan Pearson (1936-1954)
47. Johnny Carey (1946-1953)
46. ​​Jaap Stam (1998-2001)
45. Tony Dunne (1960-1973)
44. Brian Kidd (1967-1974)
43. Dwight Yorke (1998-2002)
42.Andy Cole (1995-2001)
41. Arthur Albiston (1936-1954)

Arsenal Jaap Stam

A few oldies between 41 and 50 with only a handful of players appearing for United in the 21st century.

Stam was a formidable force at Old Trafford after signing from PSV. He won the treble in his first season at the club and would no doubt have been much lower on this list had he stayed longer than three years.

40. Paul Ince (1989-1995)
39. Sammy Mcllroy (1971-1982)
38. Liam “Billy” Whelan (1953-1958)
37. Michael Carrick (2006-2018)
36. Paddy Crerand (1963-1971)
35. Steve Coppell (1975-1983)
34. Paul McGrath (1982-1989)
33. Brian McClair (1987-1998)
32. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1996-2007)
31. Edwin van der Sar (2005-2011)

Edwin van der Sar celebrates a Man United goal
Edwin van der Sar celebrates a Man United goal

Is it just us or does it feel like Van der Sar has been between the sticks at Old Trafford for much longer? It’s probably a testament to everything he’s achieved with the club.

Meanwhile, former boss Solskjaer finds himself in 32nd place overall. His 11-year commitment to the club as a player followed by the two years he spent in the dugout will make him a fan favorite forever.

Current first-team coach Carrick also finds himself in this category, ranking 37th overall.

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30. Gary Pallister (1989-1998)
29. Norman Whiteside (1982-1989)
28. Patrice Evra (2006-2014)
27. Steve Bruce (1987-1996)
26. Martin Buchan (1972-1983)
25. Mark Hughes (1980-1986, 1988-1995)
24. Nemanja Vidic (2006-2014)
23. Denis Viollet (1953-1962)
22. David De Gea (2011-present)
21.Nobby Stiles (1960-1971)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United celebrates scoring her team’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on December 15, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Wow, you know it’s a competitive environment when Vidic barely makes it past the top 25. Many consider the Serb to be among the greatest centre-backs in the Premier League.

Bruce and Hughes went on to outstanding management careers, so it’s easy to forget that they’re both United legends of the 1980s and 1990s – real men of football these two.

20. Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001-2006)
19. Bill Foulkes (1950-1970)
18. Dennis Irwin (1990-2002)
17.Tommy Taylor (1953-1958)
16. Roger Byrne (1951-1958)
15. Gary Neville (1992-2011)
14.David Beckham (1993-2003)
13. Roy Keane (1993-2005)
12. Cristiano Ronaldo (2003-2009, 2021-present)
11. Rio Ferdinand (2002-2014)

Keane and Beckham for Manchester United

No Ronaldo in the top 10? We think that’s fair enough considering it’s an assessment of him as a United player, despite winning the Ballon d’Or while at the club in 2008.

Some of the infamous 92′ class in Neville and Beckham are also pretty much absent, along with notorious tough man Keane and iconic centre-back Ferdinand.

10. Paul Scholes (1991-2013)
9. Wayne Rooney (2004-2017)
8. Peter Schmeichel (1991-1999)
7. Duncan Edwards (1953-1958)
6. Dennis Law (1962-1973)
5. Eric Cantona (1992-1997)
4. Bryan Robson (1981-1994)
3.George Best (1963-1974)
2. Bobby Charlton (1953-1973)
1.Ryan Giggs (1987-2014)

Ryan Gigg

So there you have it, legendary Welsh winger Giggs takes the top spot after making a record 963 appearances for the club.

The rest of the podium consists of footballing royalty at Charlton and Best – two complete opposite players and personalities, but legends in their own right.

The top 10 also triggers the one and only controversial decision that we believe needs to be raised…

Schmeichel on Rooney?! The Dane was a top-class keeper but we think that does Rooney a disservice.

But anyway, all things considered, it was a great effort by FourFourTwo.

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BMW M will use motorsport links to determine characteristics of future electric vehicles https://vintagetype.com/bmw-m-will-use-motorsport-links-to-determine-characteristics-of-future-electric-vehicles/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:55:41 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/bmw-m-will-use-motorsport-links-to-determine-characteristics-of-future-electric-vehicles/ BMW M will use its motorsport involvement to determine the characteristics of its future high-performance electric cars, including replicating the visceral sensations of gear changes and engine noise, CEO Frank van Meel revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company’s most high-profile electrified race car is the M Hybrid V8, an LMDh hypercar that […]]]>

BMW M will use its motorsport involvement to determine the characteristics of its future high-performance electric cars, including replicating the visceral sensations of gear changes and engine noise, CEO Frank van Meel revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The company’s most high-profile electrified race car is the M Hybrid V8, an LMDh hypercar that will compete in the IMSA Sportscar Championship next season and could be adapted to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

It shares its powertrain concept with the BMW XM SUV to be launched later this year.

Highlighting the issues of ensuring that electric vehicles are as immersive as combustion-engined ones, van Meel said: “If you can go from 0-300km/h with just one speed and without noise, how will you know how fast are you going when turning? When racing, you judge your speed by hearing the revs and knowing what gear you’re in. You need this feedback, and we need to reproduce it. We have to find a solution for that in the race and then drip it into our road cars.

“It doesn’t have to be the same experience we have today, but we need a solution. We do not know yet. That’s why we have the prototype racing concept: it’s a commitment to finding those answers.

Van Meel added that the M division is under pressure to find answers to make electric cars compelling before 2030, when many European countries will phase out the sale of new ICE cars.

“We need to have those answers by 2030,” he said. “If everything goes electric by then, there will be no more GT3s or GT4s. [racing] if we don’t; we will remain racing veterans.

“We have to start our studies now, because it will take years to get there. If we want to race at Le Mans in 2030, we have to find solutions.”

However, he downplayed the use Formula 1 as a test bed to develop technology that would be relevant for future road cars, saying, “We’re happy with what we’re doing. F1 is considering electrification in 2026, which is quite late. Also, there’s not a lot of spillover to road cars.

“On the [LMDh] prototype there are a lot of lessons, from aerodynamics to cooling, as well as the V8 hybrid drivetrain being linked to the one we have in the XM.

He also spoke about the potential of electrification to make M cars better than ever: “The opportunities for electrification are enormous. There are so many more parameters we can control now to improve cars; we just have to learn how.

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It started with “words” https://vintagetype.com/it-started-with-words/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:47:03 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/it-started-with-words/ Did it surprise you when this happened about a week ago? Or did it happen as if the price of gasoline was increasing every day? No, we are not talking about the price of eggs and milk either. We’re just talking about those hot, humid days the elders expect. So were you, perhaps as a […]]]>

Did it surprise you when this happened about a week ago? Or did it happen as if the price of gasoline was increasing every day?

No, we are not talking about the price of eggs and milk either. We’re just talking about those hot, humid days the elders expect. So were you, perhaps as a newcomer to Westside territory, surprised when this happened a few weeks before the usual first day of summer?

Such is the weather in our region across the United States. Not this four corners to the west, but the four corners of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma where three of these states meet near Southwest City, Mo.

Have you ever noticed that when you watch the National Weather Channel provide maps of the country, every map that should show this four/three corner area usually doesn’t? Well, actually it’s shown, but most of the time it’s covered with a little box with the words Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and sometimes Wichita plastered over our location. Well, we know we’re going to accept what Mother Nature has for us and adjust accordingly.

End of the story; now it’s set to be a big “C” armband: a conglomerate armband of various subjects that includes the word “Freedom”. Remember? A request for definitions of what Freedom means? I’d bet this quarter or do two — I’ve got two but not a single half; what happened to them? is it because… is it because everyone relates positively to freedom in relation to their desires?

Such is and has been the case in our democratic republic since its inception. Almost, or rather since the beginning, there have been differences, some large and some incredibly huge, which sometimes push the population towards various different and often unreliable results – the most being this huge event to which we refer, the civil war. And the remnants of that time are still felt and questioned, contrasted and often ill-defined. How sad!

How tragic that after a hundred and fifty years we cannot wash the dirt off a brilliant nation of people and then move on to even better times. For me, there is an answer that could have changed our nation from the day and, honestly, just had President Lincoln not been assassinated. The aftermath of that war and the treatment of the South by those not under its leadership could and even would have led to our future. For this old man, this man who pulled the trigger and those who supported him could and could have brought peace to a nation that still suffers.

Unfortunately, it seems that our nation’s leaders now, at least many of them, are so engrossed in lying or treating others as liars and pursue such dark paths, ___________ (you fill in the blank) such as the evil trail that man wants to be another Lenin or Stalin takes his nation.

It’s time to move on to another word in this “C” armband https://www.eagleobserver.com/news/2022/jun/21/it-began-with-words/”. How about a word I have spelling problem? Perseverance. Isn’t there an old saying, “Perseverance pays?” no, not a flock, if there’s such a thing as a flock of hummers, it’s a lonely bird taking that sweet water These days There’s only been one bird, but can Maybe that will change and others will be drawn in during the even warmer months, and then there’s always hope for next spring. Time will tell. Perseverance is key.

Let’s join this word with another word that was probably mentioned in the headline some time ago; the word is “replace”. It was mentioned that the bridge north of Decatur is being replaced. Remember that headline in May that simply said, “Decatur Needs to Replace Old Bridges.” It was in May 2019. Perseverance is in place and partially successful. Now, if that other bridge and a passing lane north of Decatur is put up, they’ll give in to that word “perseverance.” How about going a little farther and remembering other route changes or widening or just widening, like that corner where Hwy 72 meets 59 just north of the Main Street in Gravette? You have to attract attention. It will be, and other things needed in 25, 50, or 100 years from now have to be taken into account. So there is another word, “Improve”, combining patience and perseverance.

“Until next time, let’s all get ready for the upcoming events in our region, that 4th of July event in Gentry, the annual barbecue in Decatur and that birthday party in Gravette. There’s always a fourth special event in Sulfur Springs and how about Centerton?

Dodie Evans is the former owner and longtime editor of the Gravette News Herald. The opinions expressed are those of the author.

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A father and child can be one big family – The Burlington Record https://vintagetype.com/a-father-and-child-can-be-one-big-family-the-burlington-record/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:12:21 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/a-father-and-child-can-be-one-big-family-the-burlington-record/ Father’s Day is coming once again and you still have a chance to have a big family. Fathers, like most people, have good days and bad days. They have good seasons of life and other more difficult ones. Few dads will look back on their lives and say, “I was a perfect dad every day. […]]]>

Father’s Day is coming once again and you still have a chance to have a big family.

Fathers, like most people, have good days and bad days. They have good seasons of life and other more difficult ones. Few dads will look back on their lives and say, “I was a perfect dad every day. Some days were better than others.

We all feel bad about the seasons in our lives when we’ve had to work too hard. Working all the time drains the energy we would rather spend on our families. The problem is, like most dads, we want to keep a roof over our heads and food in the fridge. Car payments, house payments, and all the basics in life usually keep most moms and dads busy.

Even in a home filled with love and patience, the average dad lives a juggling life. He is torn between work, the children’s ball games, the needs of his wife and household chores. Add to that school meetings, homework, fishing, piano lessons, family events, all while trying to maintain and enrich his career.

Most of us, looking back, can think of endeavors or activities that we wish we had given up in order to spend more time with our families. For some strange reason at the time, they all seemed so important, but now they feel like a waste of time.

Throughout life, we usually learn the hard way. Education is always expensive. Our vision is 20/20 retrospective. People tell us what we’re going to regret and what we should do, but we rarely believe them.

When we pass the “fifty-five” mark in life, we begin to realize what the “ancients” told us was true. You know how it is because you’re probably telling your kids what’s right and what’s wrong and what they’ll like or regret. In most cases, they don’t pay much attention to you.

The only season of being a father you have is this one. No future is guaranteed and yesterday is over. You have today. Have a loving and forgiving heart. Extend grace and a second, third or fourth chance. Try to spend time with those you love.

You’re probably discovering now that your adult children are too busy for you. They have their own life and you may not be a priority. It hurts some, but they’re probably just like before. Don’t lose sleep over this, but be available and reach out as much as you can.

Finally, you have to be more than a human ATM. You can’t buy your children’s affection for the rest of your life. All parents want to help their children, but the best thing you can do for them is to work with them to help them take care of themselves. You can either teach them how to fish or spend the rest of your life fishing for them, which ends up being a hard life for you and crippling them.

Today is another opportunity to be a good father. It is also a good day to return love and affection to your father. A father and child working together can be a big family.

Contact him at GMollette@aol.com. Find out more at www.glennmollette.com

Dr. Glenn Mollette is a graduate of many schools including Georgetown College, Southern and Lexington Seminaries in Kentucky. He is the author of 13 books including Uncommon Sense, Grandpa’s Store, Minister’s Guidebook insights from a fellow minister. His column appears weekly in more than 600 publications in all 50 states.

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History of the Manistee National Forest Festival https://vintagetype.com/history-of-the-manistee-national-forest-festival/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:08:58 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/history-of-the-manistee-national-forest-festival/ The first Manistee National Forest Festival began when a group of like-minded individuals decided to do something different from what had always been done before. Summer festivals have a long and storied history with the town of Manistee. From the late 19th century, the main summer festival was called “Homecoming” as it was not just […]]]>

The first Manistee National Forest Festival began when a group of like-minded individuals decided to do something different from what had always been done before.

Summer festivals have a long and storied history with the town of Manistee. From the late 19th century, the main summer festival was called “Homecoming” as it was not just to celebrate the 4th of July, but to welcome former residents who had moved to Manistee . Alongside the Homecoming, there was a typical series of summer festivities which included dancing, picnics and a parade.


In the summer of 1935, the Homecoming Festival included a tour of the Manistee National Forest as well as a parade that included many displays from the U.S. Forest Service. With this aspect of back to basics considered a success, it was decided that next year’s summer celebration would be replaced with a forest theme and focus on the Manistee National Forest purchasing unit, which has was created in 1933.

An article published on July 11, 1935 (just days after the Homecoming Festival of that year) explains the formation of a new festival society. Parts of the original article follow:

“From the rich historical background of its early days of logging and the promise held for future forest development throughout the Manistee National Forest, the City and County of Manistee will draw material for an annual forest festival that will rival with any celebration in Michigan, according to plans formulated yesterday afternoon by a group of local men assembled in the Ranger’s office of the Federal Building.

“The Festival, it is expected, will replace the annual 4th of July return, although alumni are invited to attend each year, it will be national in scope, the first effort of its kind in the world to draw attention to the reconstruction of the country’s forest resources.

“Yesterday’s meeting of a small group of interested people was preliminary to the formation of a Forest Festival Corporation, in which all organizations in the city will be represented.

“Work on the Festival will begin immediately, securing some of the necessary funds months before the event. Benefit shows, dancing, games of keno, some held under the auspices of the Festival Corporation and others under cooperating groups have been advanced as a way to raise at least $1,000 in preliminary fundraising efforts before April or May of next year.Full cooperation from the US Forest Service has been assured.

Additionally, it was also noted that the official name of the new festival would be the Manistee National Forest Festival and that its creation, “…is an attempt to bring back the glamor and color of the logging era, to show the area as a summer playground, and to call attention to the development due in this part of the state as a result of federal and state programs emphasizing conservation, recreation and reforestation.

On July 15, 1935, the Forest Festival Corporation was formally organized with Tom Hauck named president; Harry Musselwhite as Honorary President; Harold Hill, the first vice president; Ted Brown the second vice president; Ewald Pfeiffer, secretary; and George Kruse as Treasurer.

Likewise, a number of committees have been formed to assist in the planning of the new festival. The committees included: a planning committee, an advertising director, a special housing committee, an audit committee and a finance committee. The Forest Festival Corporation as well as the committees have also partnered with representatives from local organizations and businesses to help with celebration plans.

Over the months, donations were solicited through letters sent to chains and businesses that served local retailers. Other funds were donated by individuals and businesses and as the $6,000 goal neared its target, local factories chirped every time $500 was donated.

As is tradition with many festivals in the region, the subject of selecting a queen to rule the festivities came up during the early planning stages. In November 1935, a 20-year-old Ottawa woman named Wabisheshikwe, who lived in Lower Brethren Camp near the Manistee River, was named the Indian Festival Princess.

While Wabisheshikwe was originally used as a marketing ploy to promote the Forest Festival, it was later judged that since the festival was to emphasize the old days of logging (with less of emphasis on the modern world), the edict was issued that there would be no queen of rest because “…the celebration of Manistee would gain distinction by eliminating a queen and concentrating on the Indian princess which would be truly symbolic of the whole theme of the festival.”

The list of events and activities that took place (July 2, 3, 4 and 5) during the first festival is exhaustive but included: the inauguration of Chittenden Nursery, a village of Indian tipis displayed near the channel of the Manistee River , naval training ships on display in the channel, coronation baseball games, a State Police exhibit at Rotary Hall, local historical exhibits, forest fire demonstrations, a ceremonial dance in Ottawa, a large parade with 75 allegorical floats, banquets, marching bands, log rolling contests, etc.

On July 6, 1936, the first Manistee National Forest Festival was considered a resounding success with over 50,000 people in attendance. The Forest Festival continued as the town’s summer festival for several years, but was later replaced by the Sports Festival in the 1950s.

After reverting to the Forest Festival, the summer party was replaced by the National Strawberry Festival in 1966. Finally in 1977 it was again replaced by the National Manistee Forest Festival where it continues to be celebrated every 4th of July holiday.

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Nae Il McGee, 87 | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily https://vintagetype.com/nae-il-mcgee-87-williamsburg-yorktown-daily/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:37:40 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/nae-il-mcgee-87-williamsburg-yorktown-daily/ Nae Il McGee (Williamsburg Bucktrut) Nae Il McGee died at home on Monday, May 9, 2022 from the long-term effects and complications of her 17-year battle with colon cancer. Her loving husband was by her side. Nae was born on February 13, 1935 in Seoul, South Korea. After surviving the Korean War, she arrived in […]]]>
Nae Il McGee (Williamsburg Bucktrut)

Nae Il McGee died at home on Monday, May 9, 2022 from the long-term effects and complications of her 17-year battle with colon cancer. Her loving husband was by her side. Nae was born on February 13, 1935 in Seoul, South Korea. After surviving the Korean War, she arrived in the United States in 1965 and soon became a naturalized citizen. She was very proud of her American citizenship and was a true patriot. Hampton alumni will remember her as the night manager and hostess of the Hampton Yacht Club. Nae was a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. She loved all her friends, their children and grandchildren. Nae was a Certified Master Gardener and loved tending to her flowers and gardening projects. She was also a skilled seamstress, a superb cook and hostess, a great artist and even designed the house she and her husband lived in for many years. She could do anything.

Nae is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Frank McGee., her son Jae Logan, her beloved daughter Kae Si and her husband Stanley Brzozowski, her stepson Michael and her wife Karen McGee, grandson Bryan Fleming and stepson Jared McGee. Brother-in-law Daniel and wife Elisabeth McGee, sisters-in-law Kathleen, Eileen and Ann. A gathering of friends and family to commemorate Nae is planned for a later date.

The McGee family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care and love given to Nae by the team of nurses and support staff at Riverside Hospice, allowing her to fulfill her desire to stay home for her final days.

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Northern Maine Soapbox Derby Returns https://vintagetype.com/northern-maine-soapbox-derby-returns/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 22:54:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/northern-maine-soapbox-derby-returns/ HOULTON, Maine (WAGM) – The annual Northern Maine Soapbox Derby returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. WAGM Isaac Potter was in Houlton and has the story. The last time the Northern Maine Soapbox Derby was held was in June 2019. After a two-year hiatus, the “Thrill of the Hill” returns to Aroostook […]]]>

HOULTON, Maine (WAGM) – The annual Northern Maine Soapbox Derby returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. WAGM Isaac Potter was in Houlton and has the story.

The last time the Northern Maine Soapbox Derby was held was in June 2019. After a two-year hiatus, the “Thrill of the Hill” returns to Aroostook County. The day started with the races starting at 8 a.m.

There are two divisions riders could compete in, the stock division which is for ages 7-13. Or the super stock division which concerns 9-18 year olds. There’s also a stock super car that can run up to six feet tall and 150 pounds.

Wes Grant is one of the Soap Box Derby race directors and says it’s great to be back. Grant mentions that the community helped come back immediately after a two-year hiatus.

Wes Grant, the race director says, “Actually, I’ll tell you we have a bunch of amazing people, a bunch of amazing businesses in the community, and you know the elders have stepped in and taken care of that. .

There were 22 participants who took part in the event. Gemma Wells attended this event a few years ago before the pandemic. She says she was nervous before the race, but it was great to be back.

Super Stock Division rider Gemma Wells said: “Well it was really great to be back and see everyone, and see old riders and new riders, and get back in cars and everything. It’s really fun.

David Dahlk was also in the Super Stock division and has competed in past years. Dahlk also says there’s nothing like rolling down the hill and feeling the wind.

Super Stock Division racer David Dahlk said: “Honestly the thrill of the hill is very exciting, coming down the hill and the wind in your face. It’s quite fun.

Gabe Sloat won the Stock division and David Dahlk won the Super Stock division. Sloat and Dahlk will now compete in the All-American race in Ohio in July. It was a fun day for the runners, the volunteers, the fans and even the journalist.

Isaac Potter, news source 8

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Jurassic World: Dominion Review – Time of Extinction https://vintagetype.com/jurassic-world-dominion-review-time-of-extinction/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 06:13:19 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/jurassic-world-dominion-review-time-of-extinction/ After Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1993 adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel, the jurassic park the franchise slowly eroded into extinction. That’s not to say that films that succeed in the first installment are terrible. Indeed, some of them (The lost World and the original jurassic world, for example) are good. However, the magic of JP1 is […]]]>

After Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1993 adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel, the jurassic park the franchise slowly eroded into extinction. That’s not to say that films that succeed in the first installment are terrible. Indeed, some of them (The lost World and the original jurassic world, for example) are good. However, the magic of JP1 is difficult to imitate. Unfortunately, things got worse in 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Here, with the latest episode of Jurassic World: Domination critically, the franchise followed which devolved into a cove of tired cliches, uninspiring wooden characters, and nonsensical plot. What happened on Earth?

Jurassic Park without the heart

The plot is split between two separate narratives – both of which have BioSyn as the main antagonist. In the first, we have our “next generation” heroes, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Clare Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), trying to save their surrogate daughter, Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), from the evil conglomerate. Elsewhere, ‘legacy heroes’ Dr Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Dr Alan Grant (by silver fox Sam Neill) join forces to investigate BioSyn’s connection to a once-extinct swarm of locusts threatening the plants and the world’s food supply.

Now the basic plot on paper sounds like bananas. But to nail the insane depths the movie sinks would venture us into spoiler territory. If only to give you a vague idea of ​​what to expect, there’s human cloning, corrupt scientists, and an evil corporation with a comically sinister plan to make a profit. In other words, par for the course in terms of a jurassic park/World film. The film’s terrible attempts to create good twists make Jurassic World: Dominion even dumber than it first appears. You will remain insensitive to all this.

Riding Chris Pratt’s Bike

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Unfortunately, in our review of Jurassic World: Dominion the haphazard plot isn’t helped by its lack of compelling characters. Chris Pratt is once again lost as dino-trainer-turned-action-hero Owen Grady, who feels like a suppressed version of Peter Quill. Here, Pratt is forced to act as a “solemn action hero,” but his charisma is so much beyond that yawn-inducing role that he ends up being terrible at playing it. Pratt is more comfortable playing quirky heroes with memorable banter (e.g. Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord).

But whatever his character, Pratt is both muscular and handsome enough to be a Hollywood action star. Indeed, some of the film’s tensest scenes show Pratt’s annoying hunk fleeing from escaped dinosaurs on a motorbike through Malta. Previous J.W. the installments established Grady as a talented biker, so he’s undoubtedly consistent and believable. There’s a sense of menace and urgency to these scenes that provide thrills when the writing fails. If you watch this movie, you have to watch it on a movie screen.

Unfortunately, some of the action scenes are “meh”, especially when the dinos are fully involved. As in previous films, there are a few scenes where the characters cautiously step back from the dinosaurs with outstretched hands. However, these scenes carry no weight or threat as we have seen the same scenario play out in previous films. In many better movies, might I add. As such, the conclusion of these scenes is distant and predictable.

Jurassic Generations

Jurassic World: Dominion

The Powers-That-Be also brought back characters from the original jurassic park films as if they were subconsciously aware that their lackluster premise wasn’t enough. And while seeing Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler return to share the screen with Jeff Goldblum’s brilliant Dr. Ian Malcolm, it somewhat pleases your nostalgic heart, it also disappoints you. The main reason for these is that their material is simply below average. Jurassic World: Dominion and our opinion.

The biggest problem is that the three legacy characters willingly get involved in the plot. It’s hard to understand why our heroes would put themselves in danger again rather than call the authorities. They experienced the original jurassic parkand – like us – learned the hard lesson that humans shouldn’t meddle casually with genetics and that dinos can never truly be tamed. Still, it doesn’t take long for either Grant or Sattler to join their old friend, Malcolm, in the “Dino Trenches.”

Admittedly, this is a problem that also exists in the previous films. But that might have been overlooked had the elders had interesting things to do – or say. Unfortunately, they got neither. Sure, they make occasional nods and references to the original movie (Grant harks back to the chilling tale of dinos going at their throats like he does in JP1 – albeit in a context that does not make sense this time). But they don’t have any real character development and share no chemistry with the “next generation” cast during the short time they bond.

The new “new” guys

But besides the old ones, we also have some “new ones”. DeWanda Wise’s action heroine Kayla Watts is cool, confident, and able to deliver the humor that Owen Grady lacks. However, she also has an uninspiring backstory and shares her new friend’s inability to die (a plane crash, for example, barely baffles our heroes).

Meanwhile, Dichen Lachman portrays the stunningly beautiful and pernicious dino smuggler, Soyona Santos. However, as hammy and evil as her villainess is, she seems incredibly out of place here. The only upside is that she’s more memorable than evil, conspiratorial scientist Dr. Lewis Dodgson (now played by Campbell Scott) instead of JP1‘s Cameron Thor – the latter’s status as a convicted sex offender likely inspired the redesign). Dodgson is such a monotonous and boring character that he feels more comfortable working in a tax office than running a secret scientific conspiracy.


Verdict: Jurassic World: Dominion is an uninspired and numbing film, offering only the occasional good thrill. Don’t waste your money on this mess of a movie. You better use it to watch Top Gun: Maverick In place.

did you watch Jurassic World: Dominion – and, if so, do you think it’s a good or bad addition to the franchise?

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This delicate balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new age.

Advantages:

  • There are thrills in the action scenes
  • Dinos always look cool
  • Nice to see Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum back together

The inconvenients:

  • Absurd and boring plot
  • Undeveloped wooden characters
  • Some characters feel too invincible
  • The score is not memorable
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