On June 23, the stormy weather held off just long enough so transit drivers from schools across New England could compete in the inaugural Harvard University Collegiate Bus Roadeo. Modeled after the American Public Transit Association [APTA] International Bus Roadeo, the course was constructed at the Harvard Business School parking area and covered about two football fields.Fifteen professional drivers, who typically shuttle students, faculty, and staff, maneuvered a 35-foot transit bus through obstacles and challenges such as rows of cones just barely wider than the bus itself. Drivers also had to navigate through tight s-curves, back their vehicle into difficult spaces, and finish with a 25 mph dash through two rows of barrels, many of which didn’t survive unscathed. Watch all the action and see the winners in this video.“All of the contestants and volunteers made the 2018 Collegiate Bus Roadeo a terrific success,” said Jim Monahan, associate director for Harvard’s Transit and Fleet Management. “It was great to see transit drivers from 5 colleges and universities participating and next year we hope to make it even bigger.” Schools included Harvard, Yale, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts, and Boston College. The purpose of the event is for drivers to display their precision driving skills, emphasize the importance of safety, create camaraderie between schools, and in the end to have fun.The Roadeo began with a rendition of the national anthem performed by two Middlesex County corrections officers. Afterward, the drivers walked the course with Richard “Doc” Daley. Daley is the immediate past chairman for APTA’s International Bus Rodeo and he provided expert advice on setting up and validating the course. Then, one-by-one, the drivers got behind the wheel and maneuvered their way through the obstacles and collected points along the way. The third place finisher was Edward George from the University of New Hampshire while second place went to Harvard’s own Densis Pena. The winner of the event was Richard Clifford of Harvard.Partipciants included (from left, back row) Adhanom Beyene (H), Abdel Koudiche (H), Jessi Frechette (UNH), James Monahan (UMASS), Gabriel Clement (H), Denis Mulane (H), Erza Robertson (Y), Fritz Noel (Y), Joe Hegarty (H), James Motta (BC), Manny Alves (BC), and (front row) Second Place Densis Pena (H), Grand Champion Rich Clifford (H), Third Place Edward George (UNH) Missing from photo, Maximo Alves (UMASS). Photo by Hytham Ashuraey“It’s nice to see camaraderie between the drivers. Everybody was there to have fun, connect over a common passion, and cheer each other on,” said training coordinator Barbara Godin from the University of New Hampshire. “We take pride in our industry and the services we offer, and that shows in events like this.”David Harris Jr., Harvard’s director of Transit and Fleet Management, presented the awards and added “this year’s event is the culmination of hundreds of volunteer hours, two trips to the annual APTA Bus Roadeo, and the top down support of the Harvard Administration. Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!”
The third annual Art @ the Rock juried art show is set for Nov. 19 and 20, 2011 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga. The show will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday and open at noon and close at 4 p.m. on Sunday.The show’s artists will exhibit a wide range of talent, from painting and pottery to jewelry and woodcarving. Musicians will perform at the show and homegrown and homemade items will be sold in the show’s marketplace. Food and beverages will also be available.Artists interested in participating must apply by Sept. 30 at www.rockeagle4h.org/ART/. Affordable overnight accommodations are available at the center for artists and musicians.For more information, contact Tina Maddox at [email protected] or 706-484-2873.
Rose Mary Moreland, 89, of Dillsboro passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her residence. Rose Mary was born Monday, August 25, 1930 in Hooven, Ohio, the daughter of William and Lois (Pendergast) Guard. She married Jack Moreland September 30, 1950 and he preceded her in death December 6, 2008. She was a member of Dillsboro United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She was a member of the 1948 Class of Taylor High School in North Bend, Ohio and Southeastern Emmaus of Indiana. She volunteered at the Dillsboro food pantry and her church where she was a Sunday school teacher. Rose Mary enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, baking (known for her lemon pies), cooking, tending to her yard, cleaning, loved the outdoors and walking her dog.Rose Mary is survived by daughters: Leeanne Maltbie (Thom) of Dillsboro and Jane Moreland (Claudia Young) of Yorktown, VA; 2 grandchildren: Emily (Mike) Bennett and Tanner (Jaime) Maltbie; and 1 great grandchild Carson Rose Maltbie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, son Daniel Moreland and brother William Guard.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 28, at Dillsboro United Methodist Church, 10071 Front Street, Dillsboro, IN 47018, with Pastor Deb Beason officiating. Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 9 AM – 11 AM Saturday also at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Rose Mary to Dillsboro food pantry, P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County, Women of Alabaster or Dillsboro United Methodist Church. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. read more