We make the rounds in the final run-up to Capital City Carnage this weekend, checking in with promoter Tim Clark of Smash It before catching up with Troy Bohannon, Kenneth Duff, Dillon Kunkel and Scott Mulder.
This week the Web Dog talks NCAA Tournament on the day after the brackets were revealed. Also, one last look at the Midlakes girls varsity basketball team who fell just one-game short of the state championship but still made all Finger Lakes area basketball fans proud.
An increasingly small number of people are ‘satisfied’ with the way government works. That’s never been more true at the local level, where voters feel misled and misrepresented by the folks who have been chosen to serve. This week, W. Casey McDonald was in-studio talking about a new initiative he recently launched to re-engage, and re-energize those who feel frustrated. His effort is called “Life of the Party” and is a platform aimed at finding new leadership for local committees, which ultimately play a huge role in local and regional leadership.
Listen to what he had to say about changes coming locally, and what he hopes to accomplish through Life of the Party in the coming weeks, months, and years.
The Fingerlakes Beard Bros have a simple philosophy: Provide the best products – for guys in the Finger Lakes to make the most of their beards.
Dustin Bovard and William Hanvey set out on this journey a relatively short time ago.
The duo have navigated an emerging marketplace that’s dominated by some big brands. Their products are already available in select retail environments – but most of their sales come online at this point.
Bovard said the reception from the community has been incredible thus far. “It’s been really overwhelming – in a good way,” Bovard explained during a chat inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio. “The community – friends, family, acquaintances, and even strangers – are buying into our products because they’re affordable and high-quality.”
Hanvey admitted that is likely the ‘formula’ for success. “There are a lot of products out there that you can’t even identify all the things inside it,” he explained. “That’s not the case with ours. They’re natural.”
As the two pointed out during their discussion in-studio – so much of their efforts have been constrained to staying focused on removing stigma around beards and facial hair. “It’s about making the beard manageable in a professional environment. We’re seeing the stigma go away, but this is our way of helping that effort locally,” explained Bovard.