Somerville, TXKBTX.com

Somerville, Burleson County rallying together to put on benefit for Mama’s Kitchen victims

SOMERVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Many communities come together when they’re struck by tragedy, but in Somerville, coming together truly involves everyone. Heartbreak struck the city last week when a car crashed into Mama’s Kitchen right where the fryers were located. Two of their cooks, 32-year-old Amber Martinez and 19-year-old Fidencia Casas, were severely burned as a result. Now, the community is rallying together to organize a benefit for them.
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The Untold Truth Of Bonanza

Few westerns have enjoyed more success than "Bonanza," and with good reason. Not only did the show run for more than a decade, but it consistently delivered fascinating storylines that focused on a simple yet powerful premise: the relationship between a father and his sons. The show's creator, David Dortort, drew inspiration for the show from the King Arthur legend, per Outsider. Only, he mixed it up by setting the storyline in a Civil War-era frontier mining town amid the fabled Big Bonanza silver strike.
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Live musical performance at the Briggs Opera House held for veterans

Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. — WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The White River Junction U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System announced this month that Re-Creation’s “Rockin’ in the USA!” show will appear at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction on Aug. 5 bringing a new stage presentation to veterans and their community.
Gulfport, MSPosted by
Gulfport Bulletin

Gulfport calendar: Events coming up

1. HURRICANE PREP: Are you ready?; 2. Puddle of Mudd; 3. Heaven Bound Church’s 2nd Homecoming; 4. Beyond Breath - An Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation - Gulfport; 5. Ancestral Veneration: A Workshop on Honoring & Working with Our Ancestors;
Huntington Beach, CAPosted by
Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach City Council to consider an annual ‘Rockin’ Fig Day’

Details are emerging on ways to honor Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti, the Huntington Beach surfing celebrity who died July 16 of a heart attack. A paddle out organized by Huntington Surf and Sport owner Aaron Pai and Fignetti’s good friend Don Ramsey is scheduled for Aug. 28. The paddle out to honor Fignetti, who was 64, will be at 9 a.m. at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier. It will be followed by a celebration with live music at Pier Plaza from noon to 4 p.m.
Cloverdale, CAPress Democrat

Rockin’ A is rocking Cloverdale’s coffee scene

Editor’s note Our Sunday Towns highlights the people, places and events that make the North Coast so vibrant. We feature a different community in each issue.In the coming weeks, look for stories on Mendocino County, the Sonoma Coast, Windsor, Lake County, Sonoma Valley, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Sebastopol. Want to suggest a story? Contact Towns editor Elissa Torres at elissa.torres@pressdemocrat.com.

Cardinals’ Helsley plans to rock ‘mocs’ during Players Weekend

ST. LOUIS – When Players Weekend goes down in Major League Baseball in August, one Cherokee big leaguer will be rockin’ his mocs. Or his cleats, actually. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley will wear a pair of cleats that might pass as moccasins. The seemingly beaded Native patterns were applied by Cherokee artist Bryan Waytula, using a design conceived by Eric Smith, a Chickasaw artist and creator of traditional Plains Native bows, arrows and quivers.

Mainstreet Piqua’s Rockin’ River Duck Drop set for Aug. 21

PIQUA — You don’t need to go to Tokyo to witness a great competition – and this event can even make you a big winner. The seventh annual rubber duck race in downtown Piqua will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Lock 9 park. Sponsor a rubber ducky now for a chance to win big prizes.
Nazareth, PAhomenewspa.com

Missing Piece, more than a store, to close its doors

Missing Piece, a popular local business that has served Nazareth for over 15 years, is retiring from its brick-and-mortar store located at 462 Bushkill Center Rd. in Nazareth, and opting to continue to sell products online only. The transition will take place on Oct. 1, 2021, which will allow Missing...
Shreveport, LAwashingtoncountyinsider.com

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s | Adventures already in Shreveport

July 28, 2021 – Shreveport, Louisiana – Something must be wrong because everything is going right with this ride since arriving. Arrived at the Shreveport airport and so did my luggage. Assembling my bike and Reed Cartwright of West Bend, WI comes up behind me. “What’s the news, Judy Steffes?” Flattering and creepy at the same time.
Louisiana Stateexystence.net

VA – You Gave Me Reason to Live: Southern and Deep Soul from Louisiana (2021) [CD-rip]

South-West Louisiana is rightly famous for its homegrown music: the Cajun sound and its black cousin Zydeco. However, situated between New Orleans and Houston, the region’s music industry was ideally placed to also record local versions of soul, country, funk, blues and pop. This compilation comprises high-quality southern soul which, due to where it was recorded, tends to have been previously overlooked.