‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

Actor Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the seminal 1960s counterculture film “Easy Rider,” has died. He was 79.

Born into Hollywood royalty, Peter carved his own path with his non-conformist tendencies. He earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for co-writing “Easy Rider,” but lost out to William Goldman’s script for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Nearly three decades later, Fonda snagged a Best Actor nomination for his work in 1997’s “Ulee’s Gold.” He lost out to contemporary Jack Nicholson’s turn in “As Good As It Gets,” but did snag a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie for his work in the 1999 Showtime original “The Passion of Ayn Rand.”

Source: ‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

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Are You A Taylor Swift Fan? – Watch Her Livestream Announcement (8/22/19 @ 5pm EST) – YouTube

Join the live event for an exclusive live performance, Q&A, and a closer look at the new album before the world premiere of the “Lover” music video. http://taylorswift.lnk.to/LoversLounge ►Pre-Order ‘Lover’ here: https://TaylorSwift.lnk.to/Loversu ►Exclusive Merch: https://store.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Swift Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylorswift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taylorswift Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylorswift13 Website: http://www.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Nation Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylornation Tumblr: http://taylornation.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylornation13 #TaylorSwift #LoversLounge

‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office – Variety

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

The animated fourquel hit $1.001 billion in worldwide ticket sales on Thursday, becoming the fourth Pixar movie ever and fifth Disney movie this year to join the elusive billion-dollar club.

Disney is now the first studio to have five films gross over $1 billion in a single year. In 2019 alone, “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and now “Toy Story 4” have soared past 10-figures.

Disney beat its own record, previously set in 2016, with four films having reached the billion-dollar mark. The company will release “Frozen 2,” a “Maleficent” sequel and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in the coming months, meaning Disney could continue to elevate that bar.

Source: ‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office – Variety

Westmoreland Fair – Come join us at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

2019 Westmoreland Fair – August 16 – 24, 2019

Fireworks!!
Monster trucks

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors!! We appreciate you all!

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Monday, the 19th!! The Big Show Circus by Cincinnati Circus – Sponsored by Armstrong Cable & JACK FM

This one ring circus show features all the acts! Including Flying Trapeze, Wheel of Death, Aerial Acrobatics, Fire and much more! Show includes lots of volunteers and audience participation; the whole audience becomes a part of the action!
Admission: $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children (3-12), NO Pitt Passes

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Source: Westmoreland Fair – Come join us at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival takes you on a magical tour through time and legend!

Come and enjoy the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival! 2019 Festival Dates
August 17-18, 24-25, 31 September 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22,  2019
Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday· 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more. Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created.

Source: Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival takes you on a magical tour through time and legend!

Lottery Ticket Worth $800,000 Sold In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (KDKA) – Grab your tickets, because a jackpot-winning lottery card worth $800,000 was sold in Westmoreland County.

A jackpot ticket that matched the Aug. 9 drawing was sold at Exxon, 2700 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell.

Since the Westmoreland County gas station sold the winning ticket, it will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

If you have the winning ticket, sign it and call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.

Source: Lottery Ticket Worth $800,000 Sold In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

Cartoonist Rob Rogers Attempting To Bring Back ‘Brewed On Grant’ | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers is in the process of bringing back his weekly publication, “Brewed on Grant.”

According to Rogers, “Brewed on Grant feels like home to me. It gives me the freedom to bounce between important local issues one week and less important quirky stories that make me laugh the next. It allows me to keep a critical eye on local politicians while also enjoying the collective practice of laughing at ourselves as a city. I love that in any given week, anybody or anything can wander into the diner. I have a lot of fun drawing it. I am very grateful to the Pittsburgh Current for giving me this opportunity to breathe new life into it.”

For more information or questions, please contact Pittsburgh Current Associate Publisher Bethany Ruhe at bethany@pittsburghcurrent.com

The former Post-Gazette cartoonist is working with the Pittsburgh Current, and they have decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign in order get the project off the ground.

“They are fledgling publication, so they didn’t really have money to pay me to do this,” Rogers explains.

“The idea is, if people want to see it continue, they need to help support the Kickstarter campaign.”

If you’d like to contribute you can do so HERE.

You can listen to the full interview with Rogers and learn more about his plan below.

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Source: Cartoonist Rob Rogers Attempting To Bring Back ‘Brewed On Grant’ | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Nintendo, Sony And Microsoft Will Disclose Loot Box Odds – Nintendo Life

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have indicated to ESA a commitment to new platform policies with respect to the use of paid loot boxes in games that are developed for their platform.

Specifically, this would apply to new games and game updates that add loot box features. And it would require the disclosure of the relative rarity or probabilities of obtaining randomized virtual items in games that are available on their platforms.

The ESA also revealed many other “leading publishers” would be involved:

As well, many of the leading video game publishers of the Entertainment Software Association have decided that they are going to implement a similar approach at the publisher level to provide consumers this information and give them enhanced information to make purchase decisions.

Source: Nintendo, Sony And Microsoft Will Disclose Loot Box Odds – Nintendo Life

Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original you’ll be able to stream — and when – CNET

500 movies? 7,500 TV episodes? Here are all titles we actually know will be streaming from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Disney’s own studio and Fox. .

Disney has laid out a vast catalog of new and legacy movies and shows you’ll be able to stream with the launch of the company’s Netflix competitor, Disney Plus. At launch on Nov. 12 in the US, Disney Plus will have 300 movie titles, and that’ll grow to more than 500 movie titles (100 of them being “recent” theatrical film releases) in the first year, as well as 7,500 episodes of TV. And Disney has even indicated it would revive nostalgic Fox franchises including a Home Alone reboot on Disney Plus.

Source: Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original you’ll be able to stream — and when – CNET

Q&A: Lucie Arnaz reflects on ‘I Love Lucy’ as TV sitcom hits big screen | WTOP

Get ready for TV’s most influential sitcom as Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment present “I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration” in theaters nationwide on Tuesday to mark Lucille Ball’s birthday.

It’s your chance to laugh at colorized versions of the beloved sitcom, starring Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. Attendees will receive an “I Love Lucy” poster.

“It’s never been on the big screen,” Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Desi Arnaz, told WTOP. “My brother and I don’t own ‘I Love Lucy.’ My mother and father sold that show to CBS back in the ’50s. We share in the merchandising rights, which is fun and God knows put my children through college, but because we’re in a nice partnership with CBS, this is all very celebratory. … Any time you can bring in a new generation to appreciate that show, it’s a good thing.”

Source: Q&A: Lucie Arnaz reflects on ‘I Love Lucy’ as TV sitcom hits big screen | WTOP

PITTSBURGH REGATTA LAWSUIT: Lawsuit filed against Three Rivers Regatta promoter by sheriff’s office | WPXI

On Tuesday, when the regatta’s cancellation was announced just three days before it was set to begin, officials said LionHeart Event Group had been hired for several years to handle event management of the regatta.

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The company’s responsibilities included purchasing insurance, securing permits, acquiring sponsors, collecting sponsorship money, contracting with food vendors, working with the race boat organizations and working with the city and others to provide security, officials said.

STORY: Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta canceled days before scheduled start

Officials said they learned last week that insurance for the event had not been purchased.

“We’ve worked with LionHeart on events in the past with the City of Pittsburgh, and we’ve never experienced any problems. They paid, it wasn’t  always prompt, but they paid. This is the first time they failed to make any payment whatsoever,” Kraus said.

Pittsburgh police detectives have launched a criminal investigation.

Source: PITTSBURGH REGATTA LAWSUIT: Lawsuit filed against Three Rivers Regatta promoter by sheriff’s office | WPXI

PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY: Giant Eagle customer in West Mifflin wins $500,000 on Cash 5 ticket

Cash 5 ticket sold at Hoffman Boulevard store hits jackpot for half-million dollars

The ticket matched all five numbers drawn — 2, 5, 18, 24 and 33.

The winner’s name is not yet known. The ticket holder has one year to claim the prize.

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Source: PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY: Giant Eagle customer in West Mifflin wins $500,000 on Cash 5 ticket

UFO festival lands in Western PA this weekend

If Area 51 is too far of a trip for you, check out Kecksburg’s UFO Festival!

Kecksburg is celebrating 54 years of alien encounters with its UFO festival this weekend, July 26 through July 28.

On Dec. 9, 1965, Kecksburg residents reported a fireball streaked through the sky and then an object showed up in nearby woods.

This year will mark the 14th year of the UFO festival.

The family-friendly weekend will include a parade showcasing the town’s best UFO costumes and floats, a bed race and fireworks.

UFO, Bigfoot, & Paranormal Speakers:

  • UFO, Bigfoot, & Paranormal researchers and group displays all weekend.
  • UFO-Paranormal Conference on Sunday at 1:00 PM.
  • Kecksburg UFO Festival Conference Speaker List and presentations.
  • The event is free to the public. The Kecksburg V.F.D. appreciates a donation at the door.
  • Introduction by Ron Struble-Kecksburg V.F.D.
  • Stan Gordon-UFO-Bigfoot Researcher-Author.

For more information about the UFO festival, visit

https://kecksburgvfd.com/ufo-festival-events/

 

Source: UFO festival lands in Western PA this weekend

INFORMATION TO COME!

KECKSBURG VFD
BAR: (724) 423-9540
KITCHEN: (724) 423-7787
TRUCK SHED: (724) 423-2580
EMAIL: kecksburgvfd@wpa.net

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT KECKSBURG VOL. FIRE DEPT.

CASH 5 JACKPOT: $800K Cash 5 ticket sold in Westmoreland County | WPXI

DELMONT, Pa. – A Pennsylvania Lottery ticket worth $800,000 was sold in Westmoreland County last week.

The jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket was sold at Rite Aid on Route 22 in Delmont.  The store owners earned a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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The winner matched all five of the numbers drawn: 06, 10, 11, 31 and 40.

Winners have a year to claim their prize.  The winner should sign their ticket and contact the Pennsylvania Lottery or file a claim at the nearest lottery office, officials said.

Source: CASH 5 JACKPOT: $800K Cash 5 ticket sold in Westmoreland County | WPXI