Michigan Convoys Rally Together to Help With Donations for South Midwest Wildfires (GRAPHIC)


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA group of truckers from Alpena, and Rogers City and other Michigan locations have decided to step up donating items to rebuild farms that have be lost in the recent wildfires.We warn you some images may be heartbreaking and disturbing.If you asked farmers and ranchers in states like Texas, Kansas, or Oklahoma, they’d call the recent wildfires ‘their Katrina.’ Wildfires across the country have destroyed over 2 million acres, killing livestock and ranchers in its path.A group of truckers from the state of Michigan and other locations including Ohio, and Wyoming have joined forces to travel to some of the most damaged areas to donate hay, milk for calves who have lot their mothers, food, personal items and more.The Alpena County Horseman’s Club reached out to the Tractor Supply Store in town and revealed that a Michigan Convoy group was started to help with the relief effort.“It all started with the Alpena County Horseman’s Club, which I’m a member of that wanted to do a donation. I got that money donation and then went to the local Tractor Supply Store and explained myself, and nobody had a clue as to what was going on. I filled them in, I showed them pictures, that I had on my phone and they were all for it. And then I thought, if they don’t know, who else doesn’t know. By the power of Facebook, which is really how it all started, because that’s how I saw it, I started putting feeds out, and people started responding to it. Then I thought, if people are ready to give, and willing to give like they have been in other cities, I think we should do this,” Coordinator, Terra Koss said.A group of 4–H kids out of Meade Kansas have started to care for orphaned calves.“These 4–H kids have done a great thing by taking on the responsibility of taking care of orphaned calves. As of right now they are caring for 80 plus calves. They are in desperate need of milk replacer, calf starter, really the milk replacer. One bag of milk replacer feeds a calf for one week,” she added.Convoy traveler, Amber Smith said her truck would be leaving West Branch next Friday.“It’s going to be hard, we’re taking our daughter, and niece with us for them to help, and it’s a good eye opener for them. It will show them how hard our farmers really work, and for truck drivers to get food from one point to another. No food, no farms, no farms, no food,” Smith explained.Friends with Michigan convoy truckers; Daisy Delaney said she decided to make the emotional journey from Wyoming to Kansas to see what she could do after hearing about the largest wildfire in the South Midwest.“The fire, just to give you an idea was moving at times 70 mph. Ashland had two fires, one on the Westside, and one on the Southside, and at one point the winds had change bringing the fires together 41 miles across. It was a force they couldn’t fight,” Delaney said.Delaney said it’s the small farmers, and independent people who need shout out’s too for their efforts.“Those are the unsung heroes, of America,” Delaney added.For WBKB news, in Alpena, I’m Star Connor.   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Public Schools Starting 2017-2018 School Year Before Labor DayNext Patronicity Fundraiser for Future Alpena Dog Park Kicks-Off at Nucleus Loungelast_img read more

When 5 pm – 9 pmWhere Tuscan Kitchen Portsmo


first_imgWhen: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.Where: Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth – 581 Lafayette Road. Portsmouth, NH 03801Price: $50 – $70 (includes three-course meal)Age Restriction: None Listed (Call for more information) Sunday, March 24 When: 10 p.m.Where: The Royale – 279 Tremont StreetPrice: $5 each if you buy four tickets, otherwise $10 – $15Age Restriction:21+ College Hockey season is over. The last chance to catch a game is at the TD Garden when two teams face off to become this year’s champions. More information is available at Hockey East. Legoland Boston is hosting a Lego Movie celebration every weekend until April 28. There are all sorts of Lego Movie inspired events and activities for children. Tickets and event information can be found here. When: 10 p.m.Where: The Great Scott – 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA.Price: $15Age Restriction: 18+ Another popular song in 2013 was “White Lies” by Max Frost (You’ve definitely heard it on the radio). He’ll be performing at The Great Scott with UPSAHL. It’s officially Spring! But New Englanders know that this time of year is unpredictable. There’s a possibility for one last snow storm on Monday, though it could turn to rain. This weekend offers a lot of partying at The Royale, some relaxing music elsewhere, and the final college hockey games of the 2018-2019 season at Hockey East at the TD Garden. (I’m only a little upset UMass Lowell didn’t make it there.) Let’s see whats going on this weekend in Boston. Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title. When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.Where: Legoland Discovery Center – 598 Assembly RowPrice: Varying, information hereAge Restriction: See website for more information One More Time (Daft Punk Tribute) Lego Land: The Lego Movie Days If you’re looking to get out of the city for a night, grab some good food, and listen to two pianos battle, maybe I’ve figured out your Saturday night plans. Here’s what the eventbrite page describes the event as: “Dueling Pianos is an all-request, rock-and-roll party where guests pick the playlist and two top piano entertainers collaborate to bring forth an interactive night of singing, laughing and dancing. From Billy Joel to Bon Jovi, Britney Spears and Bruno Mars, nothing is off-limits from pop, rock, country, hip-hop, hairbands, disco, punk rock, standards, show tunes.” Saturday, March 23 When: 7 p.m.Where: TD Garden – 100 Legends WayPrice: $17+Age Restriction: None Listed T-Pain Official Afterparty with Live Performance at The Royale Hockey East Championship Game Max Frost at The Great Scott Dueling Pianos at Tuscan Kitchen (Portsmouth) Friday, March 22 T-Pain practically invented the modern use of Auto-Tune. You might remember this video from 2009 demonstrating his own app allowing anyone to autotune themselves. After his sold out show at The Royale, you can catch an after-party performance. When: 10 p.m.Where: The Royale – 279 Tremont StreetPrice: $10 – $15Age Restriction: 21+ They’ve written the song of the Summer in 2013. They’ve made the soundtrack to the 2010 Tron remake. Daft Punk have made a countless number of hits. You’ll know “Get Lucky,” “One More Time,” “Harder Better Faster Stronger,” and more. A Tribute DJ set actually sounds like you’ll be up all night! *Advertisement*last_img read more

This goatsize T rex cousin could reveal how the famed dino got


first_img This goat-size T. rex cousin could reveal how the famed dino got so big Jorge Gonzalez Tyrannosaurus rex and its relatives ruled supreme in North America at the end of the age of dinosaurs—dominating the landscape as gigantic top predators. But exactly how they took over is unclear, because of a gap in the tyrannosaur fossil record: North American specimens that lived between about 150 million and 80 million years ago.A newly discovered T. rex cousin helps fill that gap. Today in Nature Communications, paleontologists describe a tooth and a hind limb unearthed in Utah, which they say belong to a new species of tyrannosaur that they call Moros intrepidus (Greek for “intrepid harbinger of doom”). It lived about 95 million years ago, and compared with T. rex it was tiny—just over a meter tall at the hip and weighing about 78 kilograms. It was certainly no match for the dominant predators at the time, allosaurs that were up to 12 meters long and weighed 4 tons.The shape of its leg bone suggests M. intrepidus was a nimble runner, which the researchers say could have helped them both catch prey that the allosaurs couldn’t—and also avoid becoming prey themselves. Together with Asian fossils, the find means tyrannosaurs probably expanded their size relatively quickly—during the past 16 million years of their 100-million-year history.center_img By Gretchen VogelFeb. 21, 2019 , 9:00 AMlast_img read more