Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Passage Theatre Solo Flights presents Bicycle Face


BICYCLE FACE
Written and performed by Hannah Van Sciver
https://www.hannahvansciver.com/bicycle-face.html

On Sunday February 17th 2019 I attended the performance of Bicycle Face at Passage Theatre.



Trenton Cycling Revolution aka TCR coordinated a group rate and several members of the advocacy group rode bikes to the one person performance.

The full house was delighted by the efforts of Hannah Van Sciver who portrayed 3 characters each representing one of the following years; 1896, 2016 and 2136.

I was unfamiliar with the term "bicycle face" prior to the performance and appreciate the delivery of information from Hannah.  With fine timing and consistent energy Hannah addressed bits of history regarding women and biking. 

The ~50 minute performance finished with a Q and A session.

Trenton has a thriving biking culture with several residents using bicycles as a form of transportation.  In addition many people making up the diverse population of Trenton utilize biking for recreational, fitness and networking opportunities. 







https://www.trentoncycling.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_face

https://www.vox.com/2014/7/8/5880931/the-19th-century-health-scare-that-told-women-to-worry-about-bicycle

Several efforts are happening to promote biking in Trenton such as tours, bike lanes, parking areas and maintenance sites however we have a ways to go educating the masses about safety and infrastructure upgrades.

















Monday, February 11, 2019

Yardley Beer Company - Two Roads Brewery Review


STAY TUNED FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE BEER PODCAST



My first visit for a beer sampling. The brewery I was expecting had to reschedule, no worries Two Roads Brewery was on site. During the sampling I tried the Lil Heaven - Session IPA (nothing watered down here) the Two Juicy New England Style IPA (not "milk shaky" at all) and the Plum and Clementine Gose. I am not usually into "sours" but these were fine. I preferred the Plum which had a unique tartness. In 2018 PA began allowing 6 pack and sales of singles. PA laws are specific to the type of beverages so do a little research before shopping. Prices are comparable to other package goods outlets. All the usual offerings plus a good selection of crafts. Located in a strip center on a well travelled road in the Borough of Morrisville. Lots of surface parking.
 
Response from the owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the super review! Our team at YBC works toward being up on the latest Of Brews News for our customers. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Link to my chat with Sean Huber of Two Roads Brewery
























Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Trenton 365 Show Jacque Howard interviewed by Vennie Stansbury



Written by Vont Leak

Out of all the radio personalities in the world, two of my favorite to listen to are Jacque Howard and Vennie Stansbury. On December 4th, Vennie interviewed Jacque on Today’s Topic and I literally couldn’t stop laughing throughout the whole segment. These two are the Beevus and Butthead of WIMG radio. For as long as I’ve known them both, I always agreed that they need their own show. I think they could make a funny comedy show where they bounce banter off of one another, take fan advice and questions and have a bunch of hilarious segments. During the interview, Vennie and Jacque went back and forth for a bit making comedic jabs at one another, everything out of love. Then, Vennie started talking about Jacque’s upbringing to the station and how he and his show Trenton 365 earned their spots on WIMG. Jacque also touched on his involvement in his weekly skatepark jam and other civic engagement activities. Jacque is a firm believer in REACH and before the end of the show they discussed the role Jacque plays in all the titles that REACH stands for. No matter what they’re talking about I could listen to Jacque and Vennie all day. They’re my favorite duo and I really look forward to coming to the station every week to see these two and what they have going on.




Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trenton Mercer Airport Melinda Montgomery Airport Manager


"Our Airport  -  Your Airport"

When was the last time you considered the Trenton Mercer Airport?

I recently visited the Mercer County NJ owned airport and had the pleasure of a tour from Airport Manager Melinda Montgomery A.A.E. (Accredited Airport Executive) A VERY BIG DEAL!  Melinda J. Montgomery is 1 of 429 in the United States of America who have this accreditation and she is the Executive at Trenton Mercer Airport!





Melinda shared that the Aviation Industry has a need for workers of all disciplines, which led to a chat about the partnership with the Mercer County Community College Aviation Flight Technology Program.




We touched on the relationship with Frontier Airlines and how they feel about being at Trenton/Mercer.

We then discussed the history and planned expansion. 

After an extensive tour I gained a new perspective and appreciation for the community of individuals working together to make this operation a continuous success.

http://www.mccc.edu/aviation/

https://www.statista.com/topics/4254/employment-in-the-us-aviation-industry/

http://www.mccc.edu/aviation/

http://www.mercercounty.org/departments/transportation-and-infrastructure/trenton-mercer-airport/new-developments

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2018/07/30/trenton-mercer-airport-add-terminal-hughes.html

https://flights.flyfrontier.com/en/flights-from-trenton

https://mercerme.com/frontier-airlines-seeks-new-lease-with-trenton-mercer-airport/



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trenton 365 Show Musician Tony Jackson

Written by Vont Leak
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSiaLvSlWmMfoR5-S6Y8jOA

On November 20th 2018, I witnessed Jacque Howard interview author, fashion designer and musician, Tony Jackson on an episode of Trenton 365. Tony and Jacque have been friends for years and go all the way back to their days in high school together. As the interview continued, they began to discuss their religious views. Tony explains how he has been in church all of his life and it’s been his “safe haven”. His friends were in the church as well so it was easy for him to cross his two worlds over because they were all heavily invested in it together. Tony then talks about his appreciation for music and how he uses music to connect with God. As a child who didn’t understand much about scriptures in the bible, he used christian music and hymns to understand and talk to God. Jacque brought up Tony’s musical abilities and how he’s used that gift while growing up as well. Tony and his friends actually put together a musical group called “Devoted”. Tony and the other members of the group traveled the world while blessing others with their songs of worship. Jacque dives deeper into the background of Devoted’s experience and more personally, Tony portraying his faith to people as a young man.


Jacque transitions the interview to talk about their love for fashion. Tony and a bunch of guys used to actually get dressed up every single Friday in high school in suit and ties. Tony’s mom was a seamstress with a love for clothes designing too. She worked at two clothing stores in Trenton, NJ so everyone knew who she was. The interview ends with Tony talking about his clothingline “Trust”. “Trust” is a brand of Christian apparel and accessories made for everyone. With different logos and quotes, “Trust” is made for anyone and everyone to be able to rock. The line is available online at www.trusttk.com.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Do you want a Brand Ambassador


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand_ambassador

Interested in a #BrandAmbassador?

Have a look at a few of my efforts and get in touch 

trenton365show@gmail.com
#Independent #Radio and #TV in the most densely populated area in the USA.

Links for Jacque Pierre Howard
Soundcloud

Facebook Trenton 365 Show

Website

I Am Trenton

Library Boxes

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

MLK Day of Service Social Cleanup

Kiwanis Club of Trenton

Mercer Space

Princeton Comment

Citizens Campaign

Trenton Cycling Revolution

Capital City Skatepark
Hey #Trenton let's be the first #USA #CapitalCity to ban #racism and to launch a citywide marketing plan "to be the #model for what a #PostIndustrial#City looks like!"

I'll be hosting several events with a focus on building a better community for everyone.

This will include small group tours, conversations, information sharing and most importantly #relationshipbuilding

To get things started one of the topics will be all things #Cannabis. Have a listen to some recents conversations around the subject.

https://soundcloud.com/trenton365/ed-forchion-nj-weedman
https://soundcloud.com/trenton365/trenton-cannabis-community
https://soundcloud.com/trenton3…/panel-discussion-at-weeding


Get in touch 609-433-0489
trenton365show@gmail.com




Levitt Amp Trenton Summer Concert Series weeks 2&3 2017

The 2nd of 10 events took place and the 2017 Levitt Amp Trenton Summer Concert Series had its first issue with weather.

Rain forced the concert indoors to the Trenton War Memorial specifically The George Washington Ballroom.  Although smaller than the Patriots Theater the George Washington Ballroom has flexibility with no fixed seats.  

Local Hip Hop Duo Agudos Clef opened the event to a energetic audience.  The Trenton based duo with backing band and DJ showed why they are on the list of bands to see by multiple publications.

Agudos Clef can be seen throughout the region performing at various festivals and venues.

Hailing from Mexico City Mexico, headliner Sotomayor who is self described as a "Latin American electronic music project of the siblings Raul and Paulina Sotomayor.  It is a dance music project that rescues Andean rhythms, cumbia and afro beat and fused them with avant-garde beats."

The local non-profit I Am Trenton was featured.


Week 3 also brought issues with the weather and once again the series was moved inside to the George Washington Ballroom.

Ewing Twp. NJ based Ja-Tun and Random Acts of Soul opened the event to the large crowd eager to see the performance.

Ja-Tun had this to say about being a part of this series.
"Thursdays event with the Levitt Amp Concert series was the best homecoming I could have asked for. As a local artist who has had the privilege of performing around the tri-state area and a few other parts of the world, it was amazing to have the opportunity to open for a Grammy winning artist in front of a hometown audience, many of whom have known me since childhood and watched me grow in this craft. The outpouring of love has been overwhelming. We're looking forward to our upcoming shows at Delta's in New Brunswick NJ and Relish in Philadelphia PA."

Have a listen to my exclusive chat with Ja-Tun

https://soundcloud.com/trenton365/ja-tun-random-acts-of-soul

The Grammy award winning Artist Ja-Tun mentioned was headliner Jeff Bradshaw.  This North Philadelphia born Artist is a soul-jazz and hip-hop/funk innovator and trombone virtuoso.

Jeff Bradshaw has shared the stage with Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, and many others. Throughout his performance he engaged the standing room audience with his musical influences and experiences including a minor fall he took damaging his knee.

Needing a cane to make his way to and from the stage did not stop Bradshaw and his band from delighting the audience and finishing with an encore.

Jamie Parker a representative of TASK - Trenton Area Soup Kitchen was the highlighted non-profit.

TDA-Trenton Downtown Association Executive Director Tom Gilmour provided this.
"Last week's show featuring Ja-Tun & Random Acts of Soul and headliner Jeff Bradshaw was one of our best.  So many Trentonians fought off the thunderstorms and extreme heat to support the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series.  They were rewarded with an amazing evening of extraordinary music.  Jeff Bradshaw invited two local woman to join him on stage and they rocked the house.  It was truly a coming together of the Trenton community." 

Have a look at some images capture during week 2 and 3 of the series.

https://goo.gl/photos/ETWHVChxpaRZf5Wf7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mhe2TxvTJc8mgY0D3