Learn Racquetball http://www.learnracquetball.com/ Mon, 09 May 2022 21:19:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.learnracquetball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/learn-racquetball-icon-150x150.png Learn Racquetball http://www.learnracquetball.com/ 32 32 35 things to do with friends (other than dinner and drinks) https://www.learnracquetball.com/35-things-to-do-with-friends-other-than-dinner-and-drinks/ Mon, 09 May 2022 21:19:17 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/35-things-to-do-with-friends-other-than-dinner-and-drinks/ Whether you’re making plans with a new friend or reuniting with a best friend you’ve known for ages, you might be tempted to throw a “Happy hour tonight?” or “Let’s go to dinner soon!” text without a second thought. But we are emerging from a pandemic and 36% of all Americans, including 61% young adults and 51% mothers with young children,feel a “series of loneliness”.

So we’re here to talk about other things to do with friends that can help you reconnect on a more personal level.

  • The park: get that Vitamin D while asking the inevitable, “So how did you really been?”

  • Get out into nature: Whether it’s a hike, the beach or your own backyard. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

  • Shopping: Sometimes the easiest way to achieve that “comfortable doing anything together” level of friendship is to just… do anything together. And that includes not-so-sexy things like dropping stuff off at the post office, picking up groceries, picking up dry cleaning, or shopping at Target.

  • Self-care: Treat yourself…together. Book a day at the spa, a nail appointment, or hit the gym as part of your catch-up routine. Sweat together can be a great way to bond.

  • Join a team: Prefer a more competitive form of exercise? Consider joining a hobby league together. You could soon be teammates playing kickball, softball, soccer, disc golf, tennis, disc golf, racquetball…

  • Galleries: Maybe you and your friend are just as passionate about Picasso. Or maybe you’re just there for the free wine and beer that’s usually offered at a screening. Either way, it looks like a win.

  • Museums: We love an educational excursion with friends. Be a tourist in your own city and soak up the culture.

  • Live music: To verify upcoming concerts in your area, find a band or artist you both like and make it a date. Singing and dancing together are encouraged.

  • Karaoke: Grab the mic and let your monster flag fly.

  • Saving : Because fast fashion is so last season.

  • The library/bookstore: Nothing says “let’s catch up” like helping your friend pick out a book by its cover. In case you need a few recs before browsing through the stacks, here are the 25 Books Every Millennial Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime.

  • Go to a game: Check out the pros or support your local minor leagues. And don’t sleep on the snacks at the concession stand.

  • Plastic arts class: Choose to express yourself through painting, pottery, collage, glass blowing, hand lettering, photography, candle making…

  • Cooking lessons: Put on your aprons and learn how to make something delicious. You will feel like a Chopped competitor in no time.

  • An amusement park: Ride roller coasters, get soaked in water rides and more at your local amusement park. Pro tip: take anti-nausea medication first.

  • Bowling: No judgment if you still have to use bumpers. And don’t forget BYOS: bring your own socks.

  • Skating: Roller or ice cream, retailer’s choice.

  • Anecdote: Test your knowledge together at a local quiz night. Start thinking about your team name now – some locations will give you extra points if yours is particularly entertaining.

  • Bingo: It’s not just for grandmas anymore. And besides having a lot of fun, you could earn some serious money. Prepare your dabbers.

  • A Drag Show: queens serving face, cracking jokes, dancing and lip-syncing while dressed to perfection? Here we are, dollar bills in hand.

  • Volunteering: Because nothing brings you closer to each other and your community than give back. Start by picking a cause you care about – think animal welfare, the arts, education, gender equality – then do a quick Google search to find volunteer opportunities in your area. .

  • A movie night: Queue your movie. Or discover the latest TV trend: fraudulent documents.

  • Pastry shop: On your marks, get set, cook. Whether it’s salty bread, a sweet pastry, or anything else you might see on Great British Bake-Off.

  • Board games: Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? There are a surprising number of two-player games to choose from, whether you prefer a classic (like Chess or Scrabble) or something more modern (like Patchwork or Klask).

  • A date : Put them on a leash and head to your local dog park, or go on an off-leash adventure on a nearby nature trail – or in your backyard.

  • Spa day: Because we could all use a little sweetness. Pick up some leaf masks, pour cucumber in your water glasses and put on some zen music. Bonus points if you do it all in bathrobes and slippers.

  • DIY paint and sip: No need to go to a studio. You can pull up an image on Pinterest to work, follow a Bob Ross Video, or just paint from your mind’s eye. Just grab some canvases and acrylic paints, grab a bottle of whatever you fancy, and voila: a DIY paint and a sip.

  • A plant festival: Give your baby plants some TLC by giving them fertilizer, refreshing their soil, and moving them to new pots if they have outgrown their current homes. Or consider a plant swap instead of repotting if you have propagations to spare.

  • DIY at home: You know that project you’re dying to do at home, but you haven’t had the motivation to work on it? Lean on your friend to motivate you. Think: wallpapering, painting furniture or hanging things on the wall.

  • Reading Club: Use a free book club app do all the organizing for you.

  • Tarot : Whether any of you have been reading tarot cards for a while or you are totally beginners tarotyou’re almost sure to learn something new about yourself (and others) after reading at home.

  • Brain teaser : A great way to work together towards a common goal without being too intense. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Emptying the closet: Help each other let go of objects that no longer spark joy. And if you want a little more help organizing your closet, check out this listing. Your freshly tidy wardrobe will thank you.

  • Clothing exchange: Gather the clothes you’re willing to get rid of, then get together and trade anything the other would like to keep. Donate whatever is left over to charity. New clothes (for you) and a good deed – win-win.

  • “Dinner and Drinks” does not have to be the default friend date. Go for some of these alternatives with your friends and see if you can make new connections that help maintain good relationships.

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    Obituary of Donald D. De Cleene https://www.learnracquetball.com/obituary-of-donald-d-de-cleene/ Sat, 07 May 2022 16:26:25 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/obituary-of-donald-d-de-cleene/

    Donald D. De Cleene

    Green Bay – Donald D. De Cleene, 86, a resident of Green Bay, went to join the Lord on Friday April 29, 2022. He was born August 26, 1935 in Green Bay to the late Harvey and Laura (Glime) De Cleene. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Green Bay. Don enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1954 until his honorary discharge in 1957. After his military service, he attended UW-Madison to earn a business degree. While in college, he married the love of his life, Dori Anderson in Green Bay. Don worked for Green Bay Packaging and drove part time for Bulk Transport and in 1969 bought a Bulk Transport franchise. He began a new chapter in his life in 1980, continuing to operate De Cleene Truck Repair full time. In 1984, he acquired the Carrier Transicold concession. Don constructed a new building in De Pere and moved the business there in 1994 and retired in 1996. He and Dori looked forward to their annual trip to Montana with Bill and Nancy Brakebush. They also loved going up north, spending time in the woods. Don enjoyed chopping wood and eventually ran his own tree farm. He was an extremely gifted athlete, he excelled at various levels of baseball and bowling, where he was a member of the 300 club. Don spent a lot of time at the YMCA and played many hours of racquetball and various other activities. He and Dori were active members of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Don’s faith was very important to him, and nothing would stop him from attending mass. He had a fun and caring spirit towards him. Don would do anything to help family, friends or complete strangers. His family will miss his loving presence he gave them every day.

    He is survived by his wife, Dori De Cleene; children, Michael (Jeanine Edwards) De Cleene, Julie (Dave) Giese, Craig (Michelle) De Cleene and Mark (Susan) De Cleene; grandchildren, Marshall (Jenna) De Cleene, Jeff, Brian and Kevin Vande Hei; Nelson (Racheal), Hayden, Isabella, Gavin and Gabrielle De Cleene, Dante, Sawyer, Gunnar and Samara De Cleene; great-grandchildren, Rianna and McCoy; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Delores “Dee” Bedore.

    Visitation will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd., from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Funeral Mass at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, with Rev Dennis Ryan officiating. Online condolences can be expressed at www.prokowall.com. To view the live stream, visit the Prince of Peace Catholic Community Facebook page (popgb54311) on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at noon.

    In lieu of further expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.

    Posted on May 07, 2022

    Published in the Green Bay Press Gazette

    community funds $6.5 million for Buhl Club renovation | News https://www.learnracquetball.com/community-funds-6-5-million-for-buhl-club-renovation-news/ Sat, 07 May 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/community-funds-6-5-million-for-buhl-club-renovation-news/

    Dominic Naples, left, and Ray Dickson have seen through old locker room partitions to refurbish the FH Buhl Club wellness center in Sharon.

    SHARON – The FH Buhl Club is beginning a new chapter in its history by launching a $6.5 million renovation.

    Executive Director Jason Kmick said the renovation was funded by donations from the community, including the $2 million lead matching gift from the Buhl Regional Health Foundation.

    “What this community has done by donating is truly amazing,” Kmick said. “It just shows what people think of this place.”

    Renovations to the 119-year-old building began last week and are expected to continue until the end of the year. The Buhl Club has not undergone a major renovation since 1967.

    The Buhl Club is currently in phase 2 of its major renovation project. Phase 1 was daycare in 2017, which cost around $400,000. Phase 2 begins with a redesign of the first floor.

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    Sharon’s FH Buhl Club is undergoing a multi-million renovation, the biggest in about half a century.

    Plans include a new visitor center, expanded wellness center with new amenities, youth and teen center, family locker room, updated men’s and women’s locker rooms, elevator, dance studio updated and additional restrooms on the second and third floors. . Aesthetic updates will be made throughout the building.

    Phase 3 of the renovations include parking, lights, sidewalks, pool updates and facade updates. Upgrading the 50-year-old electrical and mechanical systems is also a Phase 3 priority. It is expected to cost around $2.5 million. Kmick and his team are trying to get grants to pay for the final phase.

    The underlying theme of the project is a focus on expanding membership benefits, programming for all ages, safety and accessibility, Kmick said.

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    The FH Buhl Club wellness center was gutted along with most of the first floor of the building.

    During the renovation, Buhl Club will continue to provide services included with membership using the second and third floors. For example, the wellness center is now on the second floor. The pool, gymnasium, racquetball/handball courts, group fitness classes, swimming lessons and youth programs will remain open and operational.

    Kmick said it was difficult.

    “We are already experiencing challenges from our current members in having to close the first floor to really speed things up,” Kmick said. “We think if we can get out of the way, they can hopefully get things going a little faster, and we can start opening again right away.”

    The non-profit club at East State Street and Pine Avenue opened in September 1903. It was built at the cost of a then-substantial quarter of a million dollars by industrialist/philanthropist Sharon Frank H. Buhl as one of his many gifts to the community.


    Dominic Naples is working on the renovation of the FH Buhl Club wellness center in Sharon.

    Follow Melissa Klaric on twitter @HeraldKlaric or email her at mklaric@sharonherald.com

    Bison RecWell updates, weight rooms and sand volleyball to benefit students https://www.learnracquetball.com/bison-recwell-updates-weight-rooms-and-sand-volleyball-to-benefit-students/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:12:09 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/bison-recwell-updates-weight-rooms-and-sand-volleyball-to-benefit-students/


    Bison Recreation and Wellness is delighted to announce many improvements and updates to the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAWC) and intramural grounds, all with OBU students in mind.

    Bison Recreation and Wellness (Bison RecWell) exists to “engage, encourage, educate and equip our OBU Bison community toward Christ-like wellness in the areas of physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being”. This mission is accomplished through the department’s major program areas, including wellness, competitive sports and recreation. Bison RecWell provides services to students, employees and the wider OBU community.

    Bison RecWell oversees the RAWC which opened in 2007. The 59,500 square foot building includes a full-service fitness center, student recreation hall and lounge area, three outdoor basketball courts full-size hardwood, two group fitness studios/purpose rooms, elevated track (1/10th mile lap), 29-foot indoor rock climbing wall, two racquetball courts, showers and changing rooms and an event room. The RAWC serves over 2,800 members within the OBU community and hosts several sports tournaments and climbing competitions. The RAWC houses the OBU intramural and club sports programs and facilitates the use of the OBU intramural courts and outdoor sand volleyball courts.

    Over the past few weeks, the RAWC and intramural fields have undergone several notable and positive updates. On the intramural courts, the construction of two new competitive sand volleyball courts is nearing completion. The courts are located at the southern end of the intramural grounds, between the RAWC and MacArthur Street. The courts will feature three streetlights with a combined total of eight LED lights, allowing games to take place in the evening and at night, extending the daily use of the courts and also allowing for evening play during the warmer months when the surface sand experiences high temperatures. The courts will be built next to each other in a large sandbox with lines defining the playing boundaries of each court. They will also have excellent drainage. When the new courts are completed, the existing volleyball court will be seeded and leveled evenly to become an adjacent green space.

    The sand volleyball courts will feature a standard recreational competition playing surface. This will allow competition up to the level of club sports competitions. The goal is to create an intentional space where students, faculty, and staff can recreate, feel safe, and enjoy campus recreation. The total cost of the sand volleyball project is approximately $60,000, all of which was donated to the McDowell Family Intramural Program at RAWC.

    The RAWC facility itself has also undergone several recent upgrades, all of which are fully funded by the university budget. Improvements have been planned and budgeted for in advance, with the aim of providing the best possible recreation and wellness opportunities for the student body and the OBU community. All updates have also been made with ADA compliance in mind, improving the user experience for all guests.

    In March, 82 fixtures throughout the facility were converted to LED lighting. This improvement will significantly improve the energy efficiency of the RAWC, more than paying for itself in energy savings in just a few years.

    During spring break, new cardio equipment also arrived at RAWC. The equipment was acquired under a lease agreement, which will provide benefits over the purchased equipment. First, when a machine breaks down for any reason, it will be promptly replaced at no additional cost for installation via the rental agreement. Second, where repairs are possible, they will also be carried out quickly and at no additional cost. Third, it allows RAWC to keep the most up-to-date equipment, rotating it every four years instead of waiting longer as is the case with purchased equipment.

    The RAWC also recently converted one of the existing racquetball courts into a dedicated free weight room, with new free weights also arriving recently. This is a similar approach taken by other universities and institutions. Two racquetball courts remain available.

    Bison RecWell also manages the workout facilities at Agee Residence Center and WMU Residence Hall. This series of updates includes moving some of the weights from RAWC to Agee. The new cardio equipment lease also includes three treadmills going to WMU. The flooring at the WMU practice facility is replaced with a new rubberized flooring similar to what was previously at the facility. While these two halls of residence training provide ultimate convenience for residents of Agee and WMU, other students can also access these facilities by logging into reception and swiping their student ID to gain access. in the training rooms.

    Another important update to the RAWC will take place this summer. At the end of June and beginning of July, the basketball courts will be redone. While the courts are maintained annually with a waterproofing treatment, the need for a complete resurfacing is essential.

    The RAWC is open to all current students and employees, as well as the immediate families of employees. OBU Community Memberships are available at cost to Alumni, President’s Council, Concurrent Students, Graduate Students, OBU Student Spouses, OBU Contract Employees, and Evangelical Church Staff and Members local.

    For more information about Bison RecWell, including RAWC hours, visit okbu.edu/wellness.

    Review: Chicago rapper Saba at the El Club in Detroit | Local music | Detroit https://www.learnracquetball.com/review-chicago-rapper-saba-at-the-el-club-in-detroit-local-music-detroit/ Thu, 05 May 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/review-chicago-rapper-saba-at-the-el-club-in-detroit-local-music-detroit/
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    Rapper Saba will perform in Detroit on Tuesday.

    When Chicago rapper Saba takes the stage on Tuesday night, Detroit’s El Club is a traffic jam of bodies, with little wiggle room in any direction before hitting a member you can’t be sure of. origin.

    But the atmosphere is light and almost festive. And what else could it be? Saba’s “Back Home” tour and the album it highlights, few good thingswere staged to feel like you’re opening the door to a room full of friends waiting for you to return from where you jumped off to when sprinting was the best you thought you could do.

    Saba is still surprised at the outpouring of love he receives. A few minutes after the start of his set, he steps back and bursts out in shock: “It’s tight! We family in this motherfucker tonight!

    The DJ takes place somewhere in the first act in a one-man dance hall. He throws his head back as Jamaican singer Amindi feeds the audience into the palm of her hand. Extending his own palms outward and then up, he laughs before stepping out from behind the decks to surrender to something much bigger.

    Around the same time, the shoulders of a man to my left unlocked, bouncing and rolling uncontrollably and never coming home until the tunes ran out and the lights sent us disperse. Throughout, the person he came with shakes his head and smiles in the tender way you might as well do when it’s not the first – and probably not the last – time you have to make the most of the nonsense. of your friends.

    Later, when Saba performs the single “Ziplock,” a guy in front of me puts his hand around a mate’s shoulder and leans in like he has a precious family secret that needs to be guarded closely. When the chorus hits, the words spill out with the passion that often follows when they finally play your shit and you need someone to know. The pal who owns the shoulder knows the game well and so he nods until our champion has shed the weight of his chest, or at least until he has to unload again.

    Forced parenthood is tricky. But the whole scene is the best of what can happen when friends, partners, and strangers suspend disbelief long enough to create a temporary sanctuary together. You can tell how much Saba cherishes this and how much he needed it.

    In a statement posted on his Twitter ahead of the album’s release, Saba urged listeners not to take the easy way out. few good thingsas the title suggests, was more than a unique experience, in the same way that no life can ever be reduced to its most unforgettable or fluorescent moment.

    He had good reason to worry. In his last project, 2018 Take care of meSaba’s grief over the murder of her cousin and Pivot Gang collaborator John Walt draped itself around every corner of 42 brilliant and haunting minutes.

    But that’s not it, he explained. few good things would not be a new vehicle to transport the same old heartache. This time you would get “the full spectrum of black humanity,” he wrote. As long as listeners come with genuine curiosity and are willing to see beyond the “grief, loss and suffering” that has obscured Care for Me.

    And he’s right. few good thingshis third full indie project, is more than I can count.

    It opens with “Free Samples,” a whimsical track that feels like gazing up at the sun through a forest of trees. At its core, like the album as a whole, “Free Samples” is a nostalgic tribute to the places he loves and the people who made those places spectacular. “I’m always nostalgic to see houses that my family has lost… When grandma was fighting for her property, she refused any price.”

    Next are joints like “Come My Way” and “Make Believe” which reinforce the album’s key revelation as I see it: that, on the one hand, the things you feel most about a place – the poverty, the hunger and the close calls that you barely made it out of and the ones that so many others didn’t – are the creatures of a whole machinery of plunder perpetrated at the highest levels of power. And, on the other hand, the things you love most about a place are the good times that you and your loved ones somehow made out of the ashes of whatever debris you left behind.

    I think a lot about this line from “Come My Way”: “Posted on the porch shooting shit / Had to run these niggas shooting shit / Wish niggas had shields “, because of the way the best is followed by the worst before being jumbled up in an alternate timeline. It says “shields” and just like that, every friend we’ve ever lost is made of steel and sweeps bullets like flies while the same jokes and stories we’ve told a thousand times but never We’re never tired of hearing the echo from the porch and down the block again and again.

    Then, on “Make Believe”, he compares fortune to his grandmother’s daily miracles and finds that the calculation is indisputable: “I don’t care about a label / Yeah, they put a windmill on the table / but my grandmother really put the meals on the table!

    At this point, each song carries him a little closer to home. Before entering the fast and propelling “An Interlude Called ‘Circus'”, he describes a bus stop on the west side of Chicago and asks the audience to imagine being there with him, taking all of our ghosts with us wherever we go. are. liked the most.

    “I want to dedicate this song to John Walt,” he says. “I want to dedicate this song to SqueakPIVOT”, another friend and collaborator who was killed in 2021. come home ?”

    At this point, it’s hard to imagine anyone refusing. Especially if we interpret “home” loosely. The one you return to doesn’t have to be the one you started with. We just hope you get there safely.

    The hook on “Circus” nails that part about going out perfectly: “Ay, we never say goodbye, no see you later, no see you later / Ay, this Chicago, when you leave, we say be safe here.” ” Everything is there: the loved one. Departure. The plea to stay alive a little longer. And everything is worth going back. “Not to look like I don’t like it when they pay me, but every day in the basement we try to recreate it.”

    Nostalgia is tricky, that way. Things become more valuable the further we get away from them. But few good things feels different. It’s like unmasking the machine that has turned against the people you love and the landscape their dreams are built on and still believing in what you can build together from the wreckage.

    By the time he gets to the title track, it crystallizes:

    “The grind never stopped for the working class, damn Birkin bag… Dangle a million dollars when oxygen was the mission / We just wanna breathe, we drowned down here for ages / We’ve turned a heap of nothing into abundance.

    And it was here the whole time.

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    The journey of Detroit rapper Boldy James | Local music | Detroit https://www.learnracquetball.com/the-journey-of-detroit-rapper-boldy-james-local-music-detroit/ Wed, 04 May 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/the-journey-of-detroit-rapper-boldy-james-local-music-detroit/
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    Boldy James in the studio.

    Boldy James is knee-deep in industry conversations inside his manager Cedric Louie’s studio in Detroit’s west. Words like “features,” “splits,” “merch,” “catalogs,” and “comps,” bounce on and off the beige walls like a verbal game of racquetball.

    Boldly, 39, is an emcee of an emcee. He has thousands of fans who want to see him behind the mic, and probably another thousand peers who want to share the mic with him.

    Louie is the guy from Boldy, their friendship is more like Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne. Louie filters out the bullshit, makes sure Boldy knows where he needs to be and gets paid for the things he’s supposed to be paid for.

    “He’s definitely one of my favorite artists,” says Louie. “The first time I heard his music, I felt the same when I heard Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ album or Streetlord Juan’s ‘So Far Gone’ album. Boldy takes his time and really cares about the music he makes. On top of all that, he really is a brother to me and we keep each other up to date in real life.

    Born James Clay Jones III, Boldy was raised by his mother on the east side of Detroit until he was 8 years old, then he moved to the west side of Detroit to live with his father (a police officer). He discovered his gift for stitching metaphors into rhyme at an early age and started rapping in elementary school. “I’m from the area where we used to get in trouble rapping,” he says. “I’m talking about a teacher who ripped the paper off your desk in the middle of class because you were supposed to do schoolwork.”

    Boldy’s connection to music was furthered by his cousin Evan Ingersoll, known worldwide as rapper and producer Chuck Inglish. Boldy and Inglish fed off each other. “I was always Chuck’s motivation on the streets because he didn’t grow up in the ghetto like me,” Boldly says. “He grew up in Mount Clemens. He had ideas to make these beats for these raps that I would rap a capella.

    Boldy’s relationship with school never improved, and in ninth grade he decided it was time to move on. “I felt like the teachers weren’t going to understand me, they weren’t teaching me anything that was conducive to my future,” he says, adding, “I knew I had enough restlessness in me. to survive without putting an additional burden on my situation. I felt like I could take care of myself.”

    When Boldy says, “I know I had enough hustle in me,” he’s not necessarily referring to the music but to the plethora of street knowledge he was quickly picking up. Boldy was confident enough to be able to maintain a wedding down the street, while making music his mistress without getting caught or caught.

    “I was a real independent kid,” he says. “My dad raised me to be really stubborn, so I knew I had the ability within me to survive these hardships. That was my mindset, if my dad can’t catch me trying to to do anything in flagrante delicto [when I] live in the house with him, and he knows me better than anyone, so how can some asshole who doesn’t know me catch me doing anything? »

    In the early 2000s, Inglish was recovering from a foot injury while in college in Illinois. In his spare time, he started making beats galore. This laid the foundation not only for Boldy, but also for Inglish’s band with Mikey Rocks, the Cool Kids. “He and Mikey started doing local shows and he was sending me beats,” Boldy says. “He came home on a holiday and invited me to come back with him to Illinois. When I got back, we did 18 songs. It was my first full job that I was confident enough to leave. people hear.

    Boldy and Inglish remained frequent collaborators and constantly supported each other. In the spring of 2011, Boldy released Trapper’s Alley: Pros and Cons (The Quikcrete Ready Mixtape). The project’s single “I Sold Dope All My Life” led to the mixtape being considered one of the best of 2011 by critics, and Boldy considers the album his most significant release. “I think I put too many songs on it, but that was just because I wanted people to know that I have the music all day for you guys,” he says.

    A year or two later, Boldy attended the SXSW festival in Texas with Inglish, where he met the Alchemist, the producer who would change his musical trajectory. Sonically, Alchemist was of the same musical lineage as producers like Pete Rock and DJ Premier, and had already cemented their musical footprint with their work with Mobb Deep and The Lox. He invited Boldy to California, where the duo recorded a few songs that eventually turned into a full project. In 2013, My 1st chemistry kit was released by Decon Records. In 2014, Decon Records became Mass Appeal Records, a company partially funded by hip-hop legend Nas, and Boldy was the label’s first official signed artist.

    “It’s easy to see the talent there,” Nas told Detroit’s Big Greg in a 2015 radio interview with 107.5. “I just wanted to be associated with that.”

    While Boldy was grateful for the opportunity, he also didn’t do backflips.

    “I had just had my son, I had a daughter and I had stepchildren. I’m not going to say I jumped for joy,” Boldy said. “In my head, I was a little ecstatic, but we from here bro. You wake up every day and the sky is still the same color as the ground.

    Boldy released the EP The art of climbing in 2017, but admits he still had too much focus directed towards life on the streets. “I wasn’t as focused on the music as I thought I was,” he says, adding, “Struggling to feed your family is cool, but I was trying to take shortcuts with something that can change your life and it’s legal.”

    Boldy spent a year on the run from authorities, but eventually found himself sitting in a maximum-security cell serving a four-month sentence for four crimes. “It felt like you were royally screwed now,” he says.

    He decided to dissolve his contract with Mass Appeal, and although his situation seemed grim, Boldy was quick to remind this writer that he had also bet on himself when he dropped out of school. He has always kept this same mentality. “I was talking to the CEO of Mass Appeal and he wasn’t talking about what I wanted to hear,” he says, adding, “I’m sitting in this thing knowing I’m going to have another shot at the title this time. that I know I just have to take a shot on the half court.

    However, almost immediately after Boldy was released from prison on Dec. 12, 2019, he started flirting with life on the streets again — and nearly ended up in jail. “I got back into my old bag of stuff,” he says. “Something went horribly wrong, Nipsey died like everyone else in the same 48 hours. I called Chuck and told him I had to get the hell out of here, he sent me a ticket. ‘airplane.

    Boldy returned to Cali, reconnected with Alchemist, and recorded music while the smoke cleared over another legal situation. They took out the BOLD CHARACTERS EP in 2019, and Alchemist knew the next project, The price of tea in China, was going to be special. “He looked at me and said, ‘I hope you’re ready for the next outing, because that’s one bad motherfucker we’re about to put together,'” Boldly said. “Once we posted it, I saw the response and it was all Al told me it would be.”

    Since 2020, Boldy has been on a historic run. With his appetite for street life behind him, Boldy signed to Griselda Records in New York and released two more projects with Alchemist, bo jackson and Super Tecmo Bo. Hardly says fashion icon Virgil Abloh was such a fan that he intended to remake Nike’s Bo Jackson elliptical training shoe for Boldy before his untimely passing in 2021. “He had me texted,” Boldy said. “I didn’t know he was as big a fan of my music as he was.”

    The dynamic duo relationship between Alchemist and Boldy works because it’s the perfect alignment of musical symmetry. Alchemist uses a “less is more” approach with its production style that vibrates perfectly with Boldy’s slightly raspy methodical flow. There is no competition between beats and bars, just pure chemistry.

    “I always had a lot of respect for my father. Now I am a father. This is my new cheat code. Paternity. Just look at things from a different angle.

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    Part of what separates Boldy from the pack and makes him so critically acclaimed is his storytelling. Yes, he raps about the same subject as your favorite trap artist, but in a Pusha T way. In this trap musical world where everyone wants to be Michal Bay, Boldy is Francis Ford Coppola.

    “I rap the same shit all the trap niggas do,” he says. “I’m just aware of how I phrase it. Probably more stimulating, and I’m probably taking my time with more to heal the flow. I just try to make good music, I tell my story and my truths.

    Jay-Z publicly added Boldy’s “Speed ​​Demon Freestyle” to his playlist in 2020, and Boldy says he even personally told him how much he loved his music after a show at the Los Angeles club, The Novo. “I saw a big mate come around the corner with a big smile on his face, he walked up to me, reached out to shake my hand and his other hand on my shoulder,” recalls Boldly. “And he was like, ‘Mr. Boldy James, you have amazing writing. Your new shit is all I listened to. Keep up the good work.'”

    Boldy says he was overwhelmed by the compliment and took it as a sign from the universe to double down and go higher. He promises more music from him and Alchemist, but he also makes sure he’ll be the kind of father to his children that his father was to him.

    “I always had a lot of respect for my father,” he says. “Now I am a father. This is my new cheat code. Paternity. Just look at things from another angle. Learn how to approach certain rhythms. Voice command is better. I’m just learning different formulas for creating music.

    Boldly James and the Alchemist performs on a bill with Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt on Sunday, May 8 at The Fillmore; 2115 Woodward Avenue, Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

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    UWL celebrates 100 years of REC sports – The Racquet Press https://www.learnracquetball.com/uwl-celebrates-100-years-of-rec-sports-the-racquet-press/ Tue, 03 May 2022 22:21:36 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/uwl-celebrates-100-years-of-rec-sports-the-racquet-press/

    Jack O, sports journalist

    On Saturday, April 30, the Recreational Eagle Center (REC) held a celebration for 100 years of recreational sports here at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The celebration included many activities that highlighted the variety of things to do at REC. This included indoor climbing, e-sports, garden games and traditional sports. There were also guided tours of the REC and the rest of the campus.

    The celebration ended with “100 Years of Play” held at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. There were refreshments and food as well as a speech by Jody Redman. Redman is a former recreational sports graduate assistant and a nationally recognized expert in strategic planning and leadership development.

    “It was a great way to bring our students, staff and alumni back and meet different people. Alumni brought their kids and enjoyed all the activities we offered,” the athletic director said. recreational, Jeff Keenan.

    The REC also sold old intramural jerseys with proceeds going to the Recreation Foundation Fund. This fund helps pay for students who may not have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities.

    Recreational sports began in 1922 when physical education teacher Emma Lou Wilder founded the Women’s Athletic Association to introduce intramurals to UWL. Wilder also helped UWL introduce a recreational major to its roster of programs offered.

    In 1928 the Men’s Intramural Athletic Association was founded by Ferdinand Lipovels and the aim was to have “athletics for all”.

    In the 1945–46 academic year, the recreation major was officially offered and the physical education graduate program also began.

    In 1964 there was the opening of Mitchell Hall here at UWL, but it was not until 1972, due to an addition to the building, that Mitchell Hall had an indoor track, meeting rooms classroom and labs available to students.

    In 1977, the intramural programs for women and men merged.
    20 years later, the REC building you see on campus opens. The $10.2 million project lasted one year. This building had the option of having four basketball courts, six volleyball courts, a four-lane running track, and a weight room.

    A year later, the second phase of the REC building opened, which introduced the rock climbing wall and racquetball courts.

    In 2003, the Recreation Department underwent a change from the College of Health, Physical Education, and Teacher Education to Student Development and Academic Services. This department included intramurals, group fitness classes, outdoor connection, sports clubs, a climbing wall and the REC.

    In 2018, the REC expanded to include a brand new fitness center that tripled the size of the previous one. Above the new fitness center, the REC has added a multi-activity field.

    In 2022, the REC introduced Esports with the opening of EZONE. Esports add to the many diverse activities a student can do at REC.
    “It’s a century of working toward our vision of a thriving community enjoying active, healthy lives,” Keenan said. “Whatever the activity, recreational sports have a way of engaging you and getting you active.”

    Keenan has worked in recreational sports programs at other universities, but has not seen recreational sports as community centered as at UWL. “Students and administrators value recreation and understand its benefits,” Keenan said.

    The 100 year celebration was an opportunity to showcase the history of the recreational sports program, its growth and how it has served the UWL community.

    “We will continue to evolve to meet student expectations of what they want to play,” Keenan said. An event like this not only shows where the REC and its program were, but where it is going.

    Supervisors authorize daycare expenses | Atlantic https://www.learnracquetball.com/supervisors-authorize-daycare-expenses-atlantic/ Tue, 03 May 2022 17:11:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/supervisors-authorize-daycare-expenses-atlantic/

    CASS COUNTY — The Cass County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to provide more than $200,000 in ARPA funding for three area child care centers and will consider applications from at least one more.

    Last week the council informally agreed to provide $150,000 for the Noble Township initiative in Griswold; $50,000 for the Nishna Valley YMCA and $35,000 for a daycare project in Massena. The board has applied for funding for new play equipment for Anita Daycare until more information is received.

    “We agreed last week that this just formalizes this agreement,” said board chairman Steve Baier.

    The money will come from more than $1.2 million in federal Covid Relief funding.

    The Griswold Project is expected to cost approximately $2.3 million and will serve approximately 100 children when completed. The money would be used to help build the daycare, which officials say could begin later this fall.

    The group is seeking $150,000 believed to come from American Rescue Act funds.

    Massena area officials are working with the CAM school district to provide space for child care while the Nishna Valley Family YMCA, which operates the Ann Wickman Center, is transforming one of the racquetball from the YMCA into a children’s development area with 21 spots. Adding this area would allow some of the children at the Wickman Center to move there for childcare and would open up 21 spaces at the center for more children.

    The YMCA is also increasing the number of children they can have from 45 to 101.

    The council also discussed the possibility of funding the Head Start to create a paved surface for children to ride tricycles and bikes to develop their motor skills. They did not pursue this idea.

    Email Jeff Lundquist at jrlund@ant-news.com

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    Spokane Club to sell Spokane Valley property to local developer Jordan Tampien for $4.4 million https://www.learnracquetball.com/spokane-club-to-sell-spokane-valley-property-to-local-developer-jordan-tampien-for-4-4-million/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:43:56 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/spokane-club-to-sell-spokane-valley-property-to-local-developer-jordan-tampien-for-4-4-million/

    The Spokane Club is selling its Spokane Valley facilities and corresponding land to a local real estate developer for $4.4 million

    The Spokane Club board of directors unanimously approved the sale Friday to 4 Degrees Real Estate owner Jordan Tampien, Spokane Club board chairman Ross Blevins wrote in a message to members.

    Tampien said he plans to continue operating the tennis club and build 106 residential units on a vacant portion of the 9-acre site at 5900 E. Fourth Ave.

    The decision to purchase the tennis club and surrounding property was driven by a desire to provide welfare and housing for the community, Tampien said.

    “It’s another opportunity to improve this amazing city,” he said. “We feel blessed with this opportunity.”

    Tampien and his brother, Joel, own the North Park Wellness Center, which offers group pickleball, tennis, swimming, yoga and fitness classes at 8121 N. Division St.

    The name of the Spokane Valley facility has yet to be decided, although it will likely be called the Central Park Wellness Center, Tampien said.

    Construction of the apartment complex — estimated to cost about $20 million — is expected to begin in the fall, Tampien said.

    The transaction is expected to close by June 30 and Tampien is expected to resume operation of the Spokane Valley Tennis Club on July 1.

    Blevins was not immediately available for comment.

    The sale of the Spokane Valley property allows the Spokane Club to continue its legacy and eliminate all debt, including a $3.3 million loan payment due in 2025 for its two properties.

    By eliminating the loan, the Spokane Club “will be in a much stronger financial position to begin reinvesting in downtown facilities,” Blevins wrote in the message to members.

    The board originally listed part of the 9-acre Spokane Valley site for $1 million.

    Although he generated some interest in the property, this did not result in any offers. The council then received an offer from Tampien, who expressed an interest in the tennis club and venue.

    The council’s decision to sell the property in Tampien was based on a presentation it made detailing plans for the site.

    Tampien “demonstrated financial capability, provided details of the planned residential development and gave the Board an opportunity to ask additional questions about his intention to continue operations of the site’s tennis club,” wrote Blevins.

    Tampien said he will contact existing Spokane Club members to get feedback on what kind of amenities they would like to see at Spokane Valley facilities.

    The facility offers group fitness classes, a new high-intensity interval training studio, five racquetball, handball and squash courts, six indoor tennis courts and four outdoor tennis courts, according to the website. of the Spokane Club.

    The building will undergo exterior upgrades, followed by updates to the tennis facility and the addition of more amenities, Tampien said.

    Current Spokane Club members would be required to apply for a new membership to continue using the facilities.

    However, Tampien said he plans to offer a special transfer and prices comparable – or lower – than the Spokane Club.

    “That way people could find savings,” he said.

    Harold Rodney “Rod” Geer | News, Sports, Jobs https://www.learnracquetball.com/harold-rodney-rod-geer-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 04:04:09 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/harold-rodney-rod-geer-news-sports-jobs/

    Harold Rodney “Rod” Geer

    Harold Rodney “Stem” Geer, of Parkersburg, died April 28, 2022 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 20, 1936, the son of the late Clarence F. Geer and the late Mable M. (Pribble) Geer. Rod graduated from WVU in 1959 and was an industrial engineer by trade, working for a few companies, including Ole Ames.

    Rod was a life member of North Parkersburg Baptist Church and served as an usher there for many years. He also participated as a member of the local Selective Service Region II Board of Directors. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and reading. He was also an avid walker. Rod enjoyed the sports of racquetball and handball and was very fond of the study of genealogy.

    Surviving Rod is his wife of 62 years, Dorotha Ann Geer; son Mark F Geer (Monica); his daughter Traci A. Geer Norman (Chadwick); grandson Brandon L. Geer (Sheena); granddaughter Fallon S. Geer; granddaughter Bianca I. Norman and great-grandsons Hendrix and Kingston Geer.

    Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his beloved dog, Malique.

    Services for Rod will be held Tuesday, May 3 at North Parkersburg Baptist Church at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mike Towner officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visiting hours for Rod will be Monday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, and another hour before the service Tuesday at the church.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Rod’s name may be made to St. Labre Indian School – 112 St. Labre Campus Dr., Ashland, MT, 59003.

    Online condolences can be posted at www.leavittfuneralhome.com.