Fall Favorites, Gear for Every Autumn AdventureBy Jedd Ferris, Jack Murray, and Chase LyneWhatever your sport of choice, raise your game this fall with one of these new field-tested favorites.run1. Merrell Bare AccessSkittish about making the move to minimalism? Merrell’s Bare Access is made to help make the transition to natural running form. Like most barefoot running shoes, it has an even zero-drop platform from the ball of your foot to the heel, but some added cushioning (8 millimeters) offers a slight buffer for getting used to pavement pounding with less protection. $90; merrell.com 2. Icebreaker Tracer ShortThe Tracer is as soft as your old favorite gym shorts. The culprit is cozy merino wool, which fortunately for sweat-heavy runners features plenty of technical defense, including natural moisture management and odor-controlling properties that kept our tester surprisingly dry down low during an eight-mile late summer jaunt. $70; icebreaker.com ride3. Turner Bicycles SultanThe Turner Sultan is a 29er dual suspension trail bike with 125mm of front and rear travel. The aluminum frame is hand built around a DW link rear suspension system that makes for an efficient ride. Plus attention to detail on features like the post-mount disc brakes, threaded zerk grease fittings, and seat dropper cable routing set this bike apart from other similar models. On climbs the DW link suspension keeps the rear end planted, while on the way down the slack angles and 125mm help you stay ahead of your riding pals. Unfortunately, such a good ride comes at a price. $2,495 (frame), $5,229 (expert build); turnerbikes.com 4. Cannondale Ryker HelmetThe Ryker is a well-vented lightweight helmet that will keep your head straight during long days of singletrack cranking. The soft pads inside the polycarbonate shell are made with wicking material so sweat gets put in its place, and the small adjustment dial in the back proved reliable during our test for a quickly adjusted comfortable fit. $80; cannondale.com hike5. Mountain Hardwear Wanderin 32 PackThe Wanderin is all about sweat relief on Appalachian overnights. The innovative breathable suspension system puts a mesh wall and ample room between your back and the bulk of the pack. Add some sleekly designed ventilated shoulder straps, and this pack proved to reduce much of the annoying friction dampness that comes with increased trail mileage. Another feature we liked was the built-in rain cover in the nicely sized lower pocket. $185; mountainhardwear.com 6. Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20The Zirkel SL is a broad-cut mummy bag that features the serious softness of 800-fill goose down. The backcountry comfort is only enhanced by the built-in sleeping pad sleeve—stitched into the top half of the bag in order to work with a range of pad sizes. On chillier nights, another key feature is the no-draft collar, which cradles your neck to keep out cold air. $399.99; bigagnes.com7. Salewa Firetail GTX As light as a trail runner but built to be tougher for technical trails, the Firetail will have you reevaluating your hiking footwear choices. It’s nice and light up top, while the sticky sole means the Firetail can take a hit and hold its grip on rocky trails. Our tester lauded it as a burly trail prowler that earns comfort points for the customizable foot beds. $150; salewa.us8. The North Face Phoenix 3 TentThe Phoenix 3 is designed to keep water out without the expected extra weight of most three-season, three-person tents. It utilizes TNF’s innovative DryWall fabric, so a simple single-wall design with built-in vestibules keeps moisture at bay without the need for a second layer. Our testers loved the simple two-pole pitch and the minimal weight to carry for such a big tent (4 lbs. 13 oz.). $389; thenorthface.com9. Osprey Farpoint 40This compact bag ensures carry-on compliance on most flights and converts from a handbag to a backpack in a flash. Best of all, it carries like a premium backcountry backpack, with padded, low-profile shoulder straps and a snug hip belt. The lightweight frame provides flexible load support through the woods, and the padded handles provide comfy carry through the airport. $149. osprey.com10. Ex Officio Chica Cool HoodieWith its comfy, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant fabric, this pullover hoodie is styled for versatility whether you’re taking a hike or taking it easy. $45. exofficio.compaddle11. LiquidLogic Remix XP10 If you’re the boater who loves lengthy flatwater exploration but also occasionally gets a wild hair and likes to paddle a class II-III stretch, this is the boat for you. Specifically made to bridge the gap between the swells and the serene, the Remix XP10 has a design that extends from the roots of Liquid Logic’s pioneering whitewater boats, but the extended waterline and skeg enable the XP to smoothly cruise the flats. Plus, a dry storage compartment in the back holds plenty of gear for extended overnight trips. $999; liquidlogickayaks.com12. Astral CaminoIf you find too much PFD to be a nuisance, the Camino is a sleek and safe alternative. Made in the Blue Ridge by Asheville-based Astral, it’s a unisex, extremely lightweight float jacket that’s designed to offer maximum air flow on mild whitewater trips or longer touring jaunts. $115; astralbuoyancy.com13. Astral BrewerBorn on the banks of the Green River Narrows, the Brewer is a hometown paddle shoe built with Blue Ridge paddlers in mind. The super-grippy rubber sole provides claw-like traction on wet, mossy rocks, which makes scouting and portaging a lot less dicey. The shoes handle well in the cockpit, with drainage holes and tough Cordura uppers. They’re equally popular at the post-river hangout. Lightweight and minimalist at 214 grams, the breathable shoe was already dry by the time we left the river and arrived at the bar. $100. astralbuoyancy.comfish14. Fishpond Tumbleweed Chest PackThe fly fishing vest is sooo 2011; get with it and get a chest pack. The Tumbleweed is a versatile, lightweight option that can be used as a chest, lumbar, or sling pack. One large pocket holds fly boxes and essentials, while a zip-down pocket holds a removable foam pad for extra fly storage. This pack also has enough little pockets and loops for all your tools and integrates with a larger backpack, so it’s perfect for a hands-free day on the water. $60; fishpondusa.com15. Redington Pursuit OutfitWith the Pursuit series, Redington set out to make a quality fast action rod at an affordable price. They succeeded. The Pursuit is ready to fish right out of the box with rod, reel, line, and leader and its smooth action is comparable to rods twice, or even thrice, its modest price. This outfit comes in all shapes and sizes and is a perfect rod for the novice fly fisherman or as a backup rod. The Pursuit’s affordability and ease of use would also make a great gift for a niece, nephew, or girlfriend you are trying to convince fishing is cool. $179; redington.com16. Tenkara USA 12’ IwanaTenkara fishing has taken off in the U.S. over the past year, and our Blue Ridge streams and wild brook trout are exactly what these rods are made for. With its medium flex and 12 feet of length, the Iwana is a great all-around rod. This rod telescopes to 20 inches, so adding it to your usual backpacking gear is a no-brainer, and with limited moving parts, you don’t have to worry about your reel exploding on the water. Plus, a 12-inch trout will feel like a 20-incher when fighting it on a Tenkara. $160; tenkarausa.com
… Caddies, families in area given hampersBy Clifton RossMEMBERS of Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) recently played its part in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, by distributing a number of hampers within the area.The brainchild of former club president Hilbert Shields and local golfer Pandit Haresh Tiwari, the drive focussed on bringing some means of relief to villagers along the East Coast.The current state of things has widely affected the operations of many industries and organisations financially all over the world.Like other local sports, LGC has been closed since the lockdown, which somewhat affected the livelihood of the caddies who depend on the income from the weekly tournaments in order to support their families.The club is one of the more vibrant sports associations in Guyana, with staging of weekly events throughout the year. Most of them provide a stable income for the caddies, groundsmen and others, who have been the catalyst behind keeping the greens and fairways in phenomenal shape.As a result of the terrible situation which faces the caddies, some of the members came to their rescue by giving monetary and other donations towards providing hampers.Thirty caddies and ten less fortunate families within the Lusignan area were recipients of the hampers which were distributed last weekend.Residents voiced their gratitude for the gifts and thanked the members of one of Guyana’s long-standing sporting bodies for their generosity.The members of LGC further expressed appreciation to those within the club and all those who contributed towards preparing the hampers.Shields and Tiwari, who initiated the process, also received special thanks from the Lusignan community and their club mates.
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By Liz SheehanRED BANK The fourth annual Interfaith Community Commemorative Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank began with a hymn and continued with music intertwined with praise for King, prayers, scripture readings and dance.Standing at the entrance of the church at 172 Shrewsbury Ave., the Rev. Terrence Porter, pastor, called for all to join in the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as the procession of clergy and guests walked down the aisle to the altar.After the presentation of the flag, John Rivera of Red Bank played the bagpipes, followed by a prayer offered by the Islamic Society of Monmouth County, which ended with, “Help us to be like Martin Luther King Jr., who fought racial injustice and political oppression with actions of peace and love.”The event was sponsored by the Community Collaborative Coalition of Red Bank.The Rev. Marcia Grayson of the Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park, read from the Gospels; the Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis, president of the NAACP of Greater Red Bank read from the prophets, and Monsignor Philip Lowery, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank, read from the epistles while Rabbi Marc Kline, Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, presented a litany of commemorations.Mayor Pasquale Menna greeted those attending the ceremony and praised King’s legacy. But much more needed to be done, Menna said.“The work he started will not be finished for a long time to come,” he said.The event featured a dance troupe, Red Bank Regional High School Chamber Choir, clergy and community leaders of the greater Red Bank area and a community service award recognition. Photo: Liz SheehanMenna also announced that Jesse Garrison, a deacon at Pilgrim Baptist Church, who was given the Community Leadership Award at Monday’s celebration, would be honored at the Mayor’s Charity Ball on May 5.He said Garrison had a “life well-lived and well-served,” that should be recognized.Another award was presented to members of the Red Bank Regional High School by the West Side Ministerial Alliance.Guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Bernadette Glover, interim pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Montclair, told those assembled, “Now is the time we were talking about yesterday.”“We must never look back,” she said, but “go forward and take someone with you.” She called for those listening to “raise their prophetic voice.”King, Glover said, “was a man who had a prophetic voice.”He died because he “dared to criticize the U.S. government and the role of the government in the Vietnam war.”The program was interspersed with music, including several selections by the Red Bank Regional High School Concert Choir, and by Gabrielle Clissold, cantor at the Monmouth Reform Temple, and a dance presentation by Arts For The Heart Academy of Dance and Worship Arts.The celebration ended with all present joining hands and swaying as they sang “We Shall Overcome.”Rev. Terrence Porter, Pilgrim Baptist Church, and Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of Opera, University of Kentucky, joined Rabbi Marc Kline and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold at a service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, on Jan. 15. Photo courtesy Monmouth Reform Temple
HIGHLY REGARDED FRENCH-BRED DANZA CAVALLO ONE OF TWO SHIPPING IN FROM KEENELAND ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–Monday’s Memorial Day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, has attracted a talent laden cast of 10 fillies and mares including recent local graded stakes winners Blingismything and Queen of The Sand, along with a pair of invaders from Kentucky–Grade I stakes winner Hard Not to Like and graded stakes placed Danza Cavallo.Trained by Eric Kruljac, Blingismything stalked the pace and was up to win the Grade III, one mile turf Wilshire Stakes by a nose on April 26 and will try 1 1/8 miles for the second time in her career on Monday. A close seventh, beaten just two lengths in her only other try at the distance–the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes five starts back on Dec. 27, Blingismything has been a gem of consistency, with her only out of the money performance in 10 races coming in the Frankel.A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Arch, Blingismything is owned by Class Racing Stable and retains the services of leading rider Tyler Baze. With an overall mark of 10-4-2-3, she has earnings of $246,330.Like Blingismything, trainer Paddy Gallagher’s Irish-bred Queen of The Sand exits a nose victory last time out, in her case, the Grade III, 1 ¼ miles turf Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18. Next-to-last in the early going, the 5-year-old mare rallied late, overcoming traffic trouble, to just prevail over Fanticola, who’ll she’ll again face in the Gamely.Owned by Derrick Fisher, Queen of The Sand will make only her third start of the year and sports an overall mark of 23-8-2-3, with earnings of $343,920. Although winless in three tries at 1 1/8 miles, she has three wins from four tries at a flat mile on turf and will be ridden back by Drayden Van Dyke.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola, who just missed a gate to wire win over Queen of The Sand in the Santa Barbara on April 18, will likely show plenty of speed again when shortening up a furlong in the Gamely. A winner of the one mile turf Megahertz Stakes three starts back on Jan. 17, the 5-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare has been no worse than third in her last five starts. Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Fanticola, who has never run at the Gamely distance, is 15-4-4-6 overall, with earnings of $288,300.Third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Queen of The Sand in the Santa Barbara, Team Valor International’s Three Hearts was perhaps unlucky in defeat, as she lacked room at the rail from the quarter pole to the furlong marker at odds of 5-2. Conditioned by Neil Drysdale, the 5-year-old Hat Trick mare is 6-1-2-2 at the Gamely distance and is 17-3-4-5 overall with earnings of $262,249. Ridden by Tyler Baze in her last three starts, she switches to Gary Stevens on Monday.Trainer Christophe Clement’s Hard Not to Like, who caught a yielding turf when running third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland April 11, brings a solid resume, that includes a Grade I win in last year’s Wiley, to Monday’s Gamely. Hard Not to Like finished first in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 31, but was disqualified to second. The 6-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare by Hard Spun is 18-6-3-2 overall with earnings of $781,671. She’s owned by Speedway Stable, LLC.French-bred Danza Cavallo rallied from far off the pace to take her second stateside start, a third condition allowance at 1 1/16 miles on turf April 17 at Keeneland. Second, beaten a neck in her U.S. debut, the Grade III, 1 ½ miles turf Long Island Handicap Nov. 8, Danza Cavallo has been favored in both of her U.S. starts. Conditioned by Chad Brown and owned by Sheep Pond Partners and Dubb, the 4-year-old filly by Sunday Break will be piloted for the third consecutive start by Irad Ortiz, Jr. She is 13-4-4-2, with earnings of $189,868.With all horse assigned 119 pounds, here is the Grade I Gamely Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Monday, with jockeys in post position order: Moulin de Mougin, Mike Smith; Three Hearts, Gary Stevens; Blingismything, Tyler Baze; Fanticola, Joe Talamo; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira; Elektrum, Flavien Prat; Danza Cavallo, Irad Ortiz, Jr.; Hard Not to Like, Victor Espinoza, and Queen of The Sand, Drayden Van Dyke. First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.