The Festy Experience has announced its initial lineup with headliners Greensky Bluegrass (Friday), Gillian Welch, Sam Bush Band (Saturday) and Railroad Earth (Sunday). The ninth edition of the gathering will return to Infinity Downs in Arrington, VA from October 5th through 7th. Other acts on the bill include Della Mae, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Nick Forster’s “Almost ETown”, Fruition, Carbon Leaf, Rubblebucket, Sons Of Bill, Bonnie Paine, and Hackensaw Boys.This year will mark the first installment of the Festy Experience without The Infamous Sitringdusters, who helped found the Virginia festival in 2010. The group, which headlined the first eight Festy Experiences, recently launched their own record label and picked up a Grammy for their 2017 album Laws of Gravity.Tickets for the 2018 Festy Experience are now on sale.
Mormons, Trappist monks, gang kids, McCarthy era victims, Pope John Paul II, the mentally ill, presidential candidates, Richard Avedon, 9/11, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Rwandan genocide, forgiveness: a small sampling of the documentary subjects treated by Helen Whitney, who will deliver the Memorial Church’s William Belden Noble Lectures titled “Spiritual Landscapes: A Life in Film” Feb. 27 through 29.Whitney is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of documentaries whose features have aired on PBS, HBO, and ABC. In these lectures, she will talk about her passionate interest in religious experience and her equally passionate fascination with peoples’ lives, especially the lives of outsiders. She will use her films to illustrate and delineate these spiritual landscapes, which have come to define and enliven her life in film.
continue reading » Both banks and credit unions are driven by a mission to help and invest in the communities where they do business. Unfortunately, a consistently poor customer experience often prevents them from serving their members the way they envision. Here are the three biggest issues stopping financial institutions from fixing poor customer service issues.1) Clunky core banking systems. A lot of banks and credit unions rely on decades-old core banking software that doesn’t play well with other, more modern solutions, getting in the way of an ideal customer experience. The hitch is that core systems cost millions to update, are a challenge to convert, and there’s always a risk of losing information or having crucial data get mangled.2) Scattered customer data. Not having customer information stored in one central place makes it difficult to locate crucial customer details when you need them most. This often leads to longer wait times for customers, as employees hunt for critical data before being able to help. For your customer or member on the phone, these waits can feel like an eternity and won’t win you any points. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Interior designer Georgie Leckey from Healtherly Design.Heatherly Design has featured regularly on The Block and in some of Australia’s most stylish homes, including fashion designer Alex Perry, homemaker and stylist Chyka Keebaugh and a successful collaboration with high-profile Brisbane interior designer Anna Spiro. The bespoke bedhead designs could be credited with putting bedheads firmly back on the map and back into homes.Heatherly Design have collaborated with Ms Spiro, to launch an Art Series capsule. The eclectic, brightly patterned bedheads are reminiscent of Ms Spiro’s work at the ground breaking “Halcyon House” boutique hotel on Cabarita Beach. Heatherly Design are the preferred partner for interior designers up the coast from Southport, Brisbane to Noosa and beyond who are looking for local manufacturers to provide high quality, made to measure solutions for bedrooms of new commercial and residential properties. In many cases, the brief has been for a signature, bold design that reflects the unique characteristics of Queensland such as intense sunlight, seascape, floraand marine life. Create a study nook at home Poppy bedhead in Dolce Emerald velvet. Did you know…. Louis bedhead available via Healtherly Design. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Genevieve bedhead in Kahuna.The latest AW20 Collection Past to Present, channels key moments in design history – from the mid 1800s craftsmanship of Thonet to the refined masculinity of Saville Row.Ms Leckey believes the collection is not only their most confident, but said there was something for everyone – from the romantic through to the masculine. Each capsule narrates its own story via an expanded furniture range for the bedroom – think Brandy velvet occasional chairs reminiscent of a gentleman’s atelier, chic houndstooth footstools, on-trend curvey shaped ottomans and hand-crafted bedsides. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“More and more of our customers are looking for a distinctive, personal look for the bedroom which can be expressed via the bedhead as a centrepiece,” she said.“This collection oozes character, which is further expressed with new matching furniture pieces like footstools and chairs”. Buying property during Covid-19 Home where Sabo Skirt was born set for new beginnings Ms Leckey employs seven upholsterers in Melbourne and has recently opened a new flagshipshowroom in Sydney’s Paddington. She has set up a comprehensive e-commerce platform for customers to order online which is designed to assist them in the process of choosing from a myriad of headboard styles and fabrics. Orders are then shipped to customers all around Australia.She said her biggest challenge was finding enough skilled upholsterers to keep up with the ever-growing demand for her bedheads.“Local upholsters are a bit of dying breed here in Australia, unfortunately,” Ms Leckey said. “It’s not the kind of industry that young people naturally gravitate to these days. We are fortunate to have taken on an apprentice but the pool of talented craftsman to pull from is limited”. However, the passionate business owner said she was proud to be able to continue to support the local industry, at a time when we are more conscience of supporting local manufacturers not only in the short term, but the foreseeable future. heatherlydesign.com.au Check out interior designer Anna Spiro’s collaboration with Heatherly Design (Luella Bedhead in Leilani Linen).When interior designer Georgie Leckey became increasingly frustrated by the lack of quality upholstered bedheads available for her clients, she set out to create a range of statement designs that would complement any decorating theme. More than a decade later, Heatherly Design now includes more than 37 styles and dozens of fabrics.