Head to Vermont’s towns and mountains this fall for a slew of seasonal “Bests.” The state is proud to celebrate harvest season over several weekends packed full of events. Come enjoy crisp mornings with warm cider next to fiery red and orange mountainsides. Customize your trip with family events, Oktoberfests or romantic concerts and dining. Here are some crowd pleasers: Tunbridge World’s Fair, Tunbridge September 15, 2011www.tunbridgeworldsfair.com/(link is external)Colors of the Kingdom Festival, St. JohnsburySeptember 17, 2011www.vermont.com/events.cfm?eventId=3258(link is external)Stowe Rotary’s Oktoberfest, StoweSeptember 23, 2011www.stoweoktoberfest.com/(link is external)Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival, Woodstock September 24, 2011www.vermontwoodfestival.org/(link is external) Burke Foliage Festival and the 5th Annual Burke Mountain Music FestivalSeptember 24, 2011http://skiburke.com/main/?p=938(link is external)Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at the Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock October 1, 2011www.billingsfarm.org/programs-events/special_events/pumpkin_apple.html(link is external)Killington Brewfest, KillingtonOctober 1, 2011www.killington.com/summer/activities/mountain_events/Killington_Brewfest(link is external)Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest with the Chad Hollister Band, StoweOctober 1, 2011www.trappfamily.com/activities/special-events(link is external)Green Mountain Foliage Festival at Sugarbush, WarrenOctober 2, 2011www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/links/press/doc…(link is external)Columbus Day Weekend & 50th Anniversary Kick Off, Stratton Mountain ResortOctober 7-9, 2011www.stratton.com/events/columbusday_50thkickoff.htm(link is external)Discover Wine and Food, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, JeffersonvilleOctober 8, 2011www.smuggs.com/pages/universal/press/discoverfoodandwine.php(link is external)Mount Snow Oktoberfest, West DoverOctober 8-9, 2011http://mountsnow.com/events/event-calendar/(link is external)Take Time for Ongoing Foliage Activities:Apples to Ipods: Go apple picking at any of Vermont’s 15 orchards. Find the wooden apple hidden in the trees and win an Ipod. www.applestoipods.com(link is external)Head to the Fields: Corn Mazes are open in Danville, Stowe, Williston, Weybridge, Colchester and many more. The Hathaway Farm in Rutland has dubbed their 12 acres of corny meandering the ‘Celebrate 250 Years’ Corn Maze, honoring the town’s birthday: www.hathawayfarm.com/corn-maze/(link is external). Get Lifted: Foliage chairlift rides are all across the map, at Vermont ski resorts.
Elpedio Esman had been hiding from thepolice in Antique province for about four years. The court recommended a P120,000 a bail bondof for his temporary liberty./PN The suspect was set to be transferred tothe municipal police station of Sibalom, Antique this week. Officers of the Pasig City policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Nery Duremdes of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 11. He was caught on the strength of anarrest warrant in Barangay Bambang, Pasig City on Dec. 7, a police reportshowed. ILOILO City – Charged with attemptedmurder, a 66-year-old man was nabbed.
ATLANTA (AP) — Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by a police officer, is to be remembered Tuesday at the church in Atlanta where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.The private funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church follows a public viewing held Monday. The Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at the church and a Democratic candidate for Senate, will deliver the eulogy.“Rayshard Brooks wasn’t just running from the police. He was running from a system that makes slaves out of people. A system that doesn’t give ordinary people who’ve made mistakes a second chance, a real shot at redemption,” Warnock plans to say, according to a short excerpt released Monday.Officer Garrett Rolfe fatally shot Brooks in the back after Brooks fired a Taser in his direction while running away after a struggle with officers outside a Wendy’s restaurant on June 12. Rolfe, 27, is white. Brooks, 27, was Black.King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, also plans to deliver remarks at Brooks’ funeral, along with a friend of his and his mother-in-law, according to a draft program released by the church.“Ebenezer is a parish for all people, a sanctuary for those who suffer,” Warnock said in a statement when the funeral plans were first announced. “Rayshard was not a member of our church but he, and his loved ones, are a part of our family. We seek to embrace them, comfort them and walk beside them in the days ahead.”Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has offered financial help for the services, according to that statement.When officers responded to complaints of a car blocking the Wendy’s drive-thru lane, they found Brooks asleep in the car. Police body camera video then showed Brooks and officers having a calm and respectful conversation for more than 40 minutes.After conducting field sobriety tests, Rolfe told Brooks he’d had “too much to drink to be driving.” Brooks resisted being handcuffed, and he and the two officers wrestled on the ground. Brooks grabbed one of their Tasers and fired it in their direction as he ran away.An autopsy found he was shot twice in the back.Rolfe was fired and the other officer, 26-year-old Devin Brosnan, was placed on desk duty after the shooting. Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down less than 24 hours after Brooks died.Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced 11 charges against Rolfe, including felony murder, and said the officer kicked Brooks as he lay dying. Brosnan, who the prosecutor said stood on Brooks’ shoulder as he struggled for his life, is charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath.Lawyers for both men said their clients’ actions were justified.Interim police Chief Rodney Bryant has said he was surprised Howard brought charges so quickly, before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had finished looking into the shooting. The GBI said in a tweet after Howard announced the charges that the agency was not consulted on the charges.Both Rolfe and Brosnan turned themselves in Thursday. Brosnan was released on bond. Rolfe was being held without bond.