The Exchange Club of Ocean City NJ requests nominations of outstanding area citizens or organizations as candidates for its 51st annual Book of Golden Deeds Award. Since 1966, the Exchange Club of Ocean City has annually recognized citizens or organizations for their exemplary service to the community. Nominations are open to the public, with a winner chosen by the committee of Exchangites. The honoree will be honored at the annual Golden Deeds dinner on May 9, 2016.Nominations forms should be completed and mailed to: John LaRosa, Exchange Club of Ocean City, P.O. Box 657, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or via email: [email protected] Deadline to enter is April 11, 2016.For additional information or to download a nomination form, please visit Exchange Club of Ocean City website www.ocxc.orgABOUTThe Exchange Club of Ocean City, NJ was formed on May 20th, 1947, and is a local chapter of National Exchange Club – the oldest service organization in the country. The Mission of the Exchange Club is to inspire communities to become better places to live.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are no strangers to throwing a party to ring in the New Year, and if their past performances are any indication, this year is going to truly be a “Magical” experience, as P4 has announced a special “DisNYE” themed celebration. The group will headline Covington, KY’s Madison Theater, joined by Flamingosis and Cycles, and will take the audience on a trip through “The Magical World of Disney”, as the band pays homage to the cartoon musicals we all grew up watching and loving. Prior to the NYE performance, Pigeons will host a 2-night stand at Cleveland’s The Beachland Ballroom which begins tonight (get tickets for NYE here).While the Baltimore-based funk act has headlined several hometown themed shows over the years, like 2012’s “Motown Getdown” and 2013’s “NSFW NYE” at Baltimore’s 8×10, and 2014’s “Alice In One Hit Wonderland” at nearby The Broadberry in Richmond, VA, they opted to celebrate 2016 in support of post-rock livetronica titans Lotus last year in Pittsburgh, and had guitarist Mike Rempel sit in on “Walk Outside.” We decided to take a look and listen to some of the experiences Pigeons have gifted fans with over the years. Check them out below, courtesy of Archive.org and YouTube:12.31.16: Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA (support for Lotus)Setlist: Poseidon > Moonwalk > Poseidon, Fun In Funk, Ocean Flows, Walk Outside*, Hava Nagila, Horizon, The Liquid* With Mike Rempel of Lotus12.31.14: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA – “Alice In One Hit Wonderland”Setlist: Whoopie, Julia > 2001* > Auld Lang Syne% > Moonwalk > Butterfly^$ > Barbara Streisand > Moonwalk Live It Up > Relaxer’s Delight^# > Live It Up Burning Up My Time > Tubthumping^ > Burning Up My Time > Horizon Landing > Groove Is In The Heart^ > Blue > Drunk People jam > Lovefool^ > Drunk People** Spacejam > The Hop > F.U. Two Princes^ > JuliaEncore: Closing Time^ > Schwanthem > What is Love > SchwanthemNotes:Alice In One Hit Wonderland NYE theme @ “Richmond Do That Funk!”* w/ NYE countdown feat. THE SHACK BAND (Hunter Pease on guitar, Andrew Gillespie on keys and Josh Crowley on sax)% w/ 99 Red Balloons tease^ First time played$ w/ Milkshake rap# Relax / Rapper’s Delight mash up** Ending only12.31.13: 8×10 – Baltimore, MD – “NSFW NYE”Set 1:Time To Ride > Once In A Lifetime > Time To Ride, Live It Up, Horizon$ > Auld Lang [email protected] > Landing* > Jam* > Get Down Tonight^* > Whoopie*, Spacejam* > The Hop* > Sex Machine^* > F.U.*Set 2: Schwanthem > Melting Lights > Pussy^*, Hold On I’m Coming* > Jam > Sexual Eruption”^* > Jam% > Fade Fast, Walk Outside, Pop Off > Something About My Dick In A Box#^*, Doc*, Couldn’t We AllEncore: The Bad Touch^ *> Horizon&Notes:$ unfinished, with NYE [email protected] w/ Amazing Grace tease* w/ Mario D’Ambrosio on sax and Danny Davis on trumpet^ first time played” w/ NSFW rap medley% w/ Great Abyss tease# Something About Us and Dick In A Box mash up& ending only12.31.12: 8×10 – Baltimore, MD – “Motown Getdown”Set 1: Whoopie, Melting Lights, Schwanthem > Final Countdown > Schwanthem~ > Auld Lane Sang*, F.U. > I Got You, Boogie On Reggae Woman > Hold On I’m Coming > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Soul Man > Dancing in the Streets, Superstition > Shining Star, Respect**, You Sexy Thing > My Girl%, Play That Funky Music > Brick HouseSet 2:Drunk People# > Moonwalk > Schwan’s Symphony$ > Moonwalk >, Pop Off, Time to Ride# > Deejam > [email protected], Cliffs > Drunk People^, Fade Fast, This is That, Kiwi!, JuliaEncore:Couldn’t We All > Use Me > Couldn’t We AllNotes:~ w/NYE Countdown* w/ Drunken Lullabies tease** w/Burning Down The House verses% w/ Funk E. Zekiel tease# Unfinished$ w/ James Bond [email protected] w/ 2013 Jam^ Ending only! First time played[Taper and mixing credit to Paul Dorin]_____________________________________________________Tickets are available for NYE at Madison Theater here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page. Check out more information on upcoming shows at the band’s website.
GREGORY DIXON/Herald photoThis past weekend’s series was a disappointing one for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. The Badgers (16-1-3) traveled to St. Cloud State to take on the Huskies (7-9-4), a team that the Badgers have dominated in the past. With a 28-4 record against St. Cloud going into the series, it seemed as though Wisconsin could expect another pair of victories.The Badgers, however, came away winless and picked up two ties against their conference opponent. The play of the Badgers was particularly disappointing during Saturday’s game, when Wisconsin coughed up a three-goal lead in the third period and finished with a 3-3 tie. The Huskies’ tying goal came with just 19 seconds left in the period.In all fairness, though, the Badgers have played a lot of hockey so far this season. Having played 20 games in two-and-a-half months, the team has received just one weekend off. Some players weren’t even able to relax that weekend, as the Four Nations Cup was held during that break.UW head coach Mark Johnson coached the American team, which featured UW forwards Erika Lawler and Jinelle Zaugg, as well as the Badgers’ undergraduate assistant Carla MacLeod. The Badgers’ team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar played for team Canada, which won the Gold medal in the tournament.It’s understandable that the team might be worn out after this long stretch, especially now that the semester is coming to a close and players are waiting for the holidays.”We might have starting thinking a little ahead of ourselves,” Lawler said. “Looking toward break and everything … I think we got complacent and just kind of laid back and just thought that we didn’t have to work that much … I think that it was a good learning experience for us.”Johnson implemented a creative solution to make sure the players got their practices done while at the same time relieving some stress. Johnson divided the team into fourths and started a tournament between the individual groups, complete with a draft, trades and different uniforms.”Physically, we’re just going to have to keep working really hard on the ice,” Lawler said. “I think this break is really good for us, and when we get back here, we have to get back into gear again.”The MikkSenior defender Meaghan Mikkelson is having quite a season for herself, recording four goals and 12 assists. The St. Albert, Alberta, native is tied for first in the conference in points recorded by defenders and is one of the Badgers top five scorers.She has also been crucial to the success of Wisconsin’s powerplay, which leads the WCHA, converting on more than 30 percent of their opportunities.Most of Mikkelson’s production has been on the powerplay, with three of her four goals and nine of 12 assists coming with the man advantage.Considering her family’s athletic background, it is no surprise she has succeeding at the collegiate level. Jim McFadden, Mikkelson’s great uncle, played in the NHL. In 1948, McFadden won the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the best rookie, in addition to winning the Stanley Cup in 1950 while playing with the Detroit Red Wings.Meaghan’s father, Bill Mikkelson, also played in the NHL during the 1970s, spending four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals.In the suburbs of northern Edmonton, Mikkelson starting playing at an early age with her younger brother Brendan, who was drafted 31st overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2005, and currently plays for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.”Having my dad play, that was a big thing for me to have, having him as a role model,” Mikkelson said. “It was just what we did, I didn’t think of it as being different.”