After moving to a new home in 2016, the Catskill Chill Music Festival has revealed that the event will not be taking place in 2017. The festival organizers have penned a long letter announcing the hiatus, and expressing a multitude of gratitude for their loyal “Chillfam” fan base.The letter can be read below:Dearest Chillfam,After seven consecutive years of sharing the weekend of our dreams together, the time has come for us to step back and take a year off. The Catskill Chill has come to mean so much to so many of us. We have met here, we have loved, laughed, and camped here. We have DANCED here and we have truly lived here, together. Perhaps what has made the Chill most magical is intention. Every year, as we all start planning for our annual celebration, we have one thing in common ~ the baseline intention of “All Love, All the Time”. When thousands of us carry that into our weekend, we generate an atmosphere of acceptance, love, connection, and unity. Although there will be no Chill this year, we ask you to join us in weaving the intention we’ve dedicated to one weekend in September into our day-to-day lives. When love is our intention, we are most likely to succeed in connection.To all of you, our entire music community, the bands, artists, vendors, media, venues, promoters, volunteers, and our wonderful, dream~team of a staff: Thank You. Your love, support, and authenticity have lifted our souls to new heights and we love you.Music! We are so grateful to have shared such amazing music with you all and we will continue to share exciting show announcements related to all of the wonderful musicians we’ve come to love. We also hope to be announcing some fun Chillfam parties throughout the Northeast this year, so rest assured ~ just because there isn’t a Catskill Chill in September, we are still a family and we will be dancing at a show together real soon!All Love, All the Time,Dave, Larry, Josh, and DanWe’ll miss you this year, Catskill Chill. Let’s hope for a strong return in 2018.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A Dec. 3 speech given by CFPB Director Richard Cordray struck a chord with CUNA.In his speech, which took place at the Consumer Federation of America’s Financial Service Conference, Cordray said the agency routinely hears that the cost of protecting consumers constricts the availability of credit and even drives some financial services providers out of business altogether. continue reading »
The Federalist 24 October 2019Family First Comment: This is a fascinating read..“You’ve undoubtably heard about the terrible custody battle where mom wants 7-year-old James Younger to “transition” to become a girl, while dad wants to protect him from chemical and surgical castration. Here’s a crazy twist: James was born via egg donation. Beyond the “tale of two households” that set up this court battle, and the ideological madness on display in the proceedings, something else about this case deserves our attention: one of the two parents engaged in this custodial tug-of-war isn’t biologically related to little James. Care to guess which one? Do you think it’s the parent who wants to keep him physically whole? It’s not. Is it any surprise that a woman who expected her child to conform to the family she wanted despite injury to his natural rights also believes that his sex should conform to her ideological bent, despite injury to his natural body? Both stem from the same mentality: “This child exists for my fulfillment.”James’s non-biological parent’s willingness to risk her child’s long-term health struggle contrasts sharply with his biological parent’s desire to protect him.The story of seven-year-old James, whom his mother has pressured to become “Luna,” has been all over my newsfeed. The messy custody battle deserves every second of our click-bait-prone attention: Jeffrey Younger, James’s father, wants to keep his son’s body intact, while Anne Georgulas, James’s mother, wants to allow for “treatment” that would physically and chemically castrate him.The havoc that divorce wreaks in a child’s life is mainstage in this tragic case. Most of us children of divorce quickly learn to act one way with mom and another way with dad. We can switch to a different set of rules, diet, family members, bedtime, screen time limits, and political convictions in that 20-minute ride from mom’s house to dad’s.Unfortunately for little James, the adaptation he had to make went far beyond meat-lover’s pizza at dad’s house and cauliflower crusts at mom’s: it meant losing one of the most sacred aspects of his identity—his maleness. His dad loved him as a boy, so he got to be himself when he was at dad’s house. But mom showered love on the version of James she preferred, the one with the imaginary vagina.So, as kids are so apt to do, when James was at her house, he conformed to the person his mother loved. This week a jury ruled that James must live like he’s at mom’s permanently, where he can “transition” fully, regardless of the cost to his mental and physical health.The drugs used in these so-called transgender “treatments” are off-label and largely untested on children. Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones have significant long-term health risks and are often followed by the amputation of healthy, fully-functioning organs. The worst part? It’s entirely unnecessary.READ MORE: https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/24/why-its-probably-not-a-coincidence-that-the-mother-transing-her-7-year-old-isnt-biologically-related/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The St Louis 7th grade girls basketball team lost their 2nd game of the season to the Greensburg Pirates by a final score of 37 to 26.A slow start in the first quarter was the difference in the game. St Louis was outscored 12 to 3.All 7 St Louis players made the scoring column, lead by Harlee Masavage with 7 points, Kate Burkhart & Hailey Mohr were next with 5 points each. Avery Roell had 4 points, Hanna Hurm & Stella Hillenbrand each had 2 points. Kate Poltrack added 1.Scores by quarter. Greensburg 12 St Louis 3; Greensburg 23 St Louis 13;Greensburg 29 St Louis 20; Greensburg 37 St Louis 26.Submitted by STL Coach Mike Burkhart.Greensburg 8th won 56-39.Submitted by STL Coach Amy Weigel.