Galleries 2012

Snowmageddon 2012 | Erik Anderson Memorial | Willy Street Fair 2012 – Sunday | Willy Street Fair 2012 – Parade | Willy Street Fair 2012 – Saturday | Retro Willy Street Fair | Orton Park Festival 2012 – Sunday | Orton Park Festival 2012 – Saturday | Live On King Street: July 20 | New ‘Phalt on Ingersoll | Scenes from FruitFest 2012 | Drunk Driver Causes Mayhem on Willy | Madison Craft Beer Week | Eastside Farmers Market | US Airways Flight 1549: Miracle On The Hudson | All Galleries

Snowmageddon 2012

Images of the Wil-Mar and SASY neighborhoods during and after Snowmageddon 2012, December 19-21, 2012.

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All is calm at the intersection of Ingersoll and Jenifer Streets Thursday December 20, 2012 after the snow had completed its 24 hour assault on the Madison area.
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Residents in the 900 block of Jenifer took advantage of the wet snow during the storm and built this Snow Family. A day later on December 21, 2012 the stand strong in the brilliant winter sun.
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The heavy wet snows bowed many branches and numerous tree arches adorned Marquette Neighborhood sidewalks.
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B. B. Clarke Beach, a warm weather spot, still looks inviting on the day of the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012.
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B. B. Clarke Beach, a warm weather spot, still looks inviting on the day of the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012.
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The unique roof of the B. B. Clarke Beach shelter collects a perfect layer of snow.
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A day after Snomageddon 2012, the neighborhood was a veritable Ice Forest, dazzling in the sun of the Winter Solstice.
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Irony...Caribbean style.
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All things are equal in the Marquette Neighborhood, even the genders of snow people.
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This house endured a serious lashing but endured.
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It did not take long for sledders on the Olbrich sledding hill to transform the 13.4 inches of fresh snow into a well groomed run.
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A solitary soul looks toward the sunset in a moment of quiet reflection only minutes before sunset on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012.
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Ice candles are laid out in preparation for the Winter Solstice Celebration put every year by the Friends of Starkweather Creek.
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A view up the hill in the 1000 block of Jenifer Street, Thursday December 20, 2012.
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The Solstice Bonfire pyre is ready to herald the renewal of the season.
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4:26 p.m. December 21, 2012. Official sunset on the shortest day of 2012.
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Marquette neighborhood in the hours after Snowmageddon 2012.
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Snow people stand sentry in the 900 block of Willy Street.
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Willy Street in the hours after Snowmageddon 2012.
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Willy Street in the hours after Snowmageddon 2012.
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Willy Street in the hours after Snowmageddon 2012.
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Willy Street in the hours after Snowmageddon 2012.
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Wet snow all day on December 20, 2012 fell mostly straight down until the evening when the wind picked-up and the temperature dropped.
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The traffic lights at Ingersoll and Willy soldier on in the face of a snowy gale.
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Patterson and Jenifer Streets on December 21, 2012. Even the side streets were relatively passable only 12 hours after the snows had stopped.
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Dreaming of Big Blue. Canoes at the ready for summertime, but a bevy of wintertime activities await once the surface is frozen.

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Willy Street Fair 2012 - Sunday

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After the parade, the bubble hoops and trays are given over to anyone who wants to create bubble art.
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The Black Star Drumline kicked off the Sunday performances on the Main Stage.
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The Madgadders Bassists looks great, plays great.
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Reflections on a great Willy Street Fair.
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A panoramic view as the sun sets on the Willy Street Fair.
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The Folk Stage was a popular venue.
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Antonio Testolin demonstrates Argentine Tango.
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The Underground Stage.
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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin takes in the Willy Street Fair.
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The end of a long day.
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Willy Street Fair fashions are an unofficial part of the yearly tradition.
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6th District Alder Marsha Rummel
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The Madgadders perform at the Kid's Stage.
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Willy Street Fair fashions are an unofficial part of the yearly tradition.
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A family relaxes in Willy Street Park.
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The Folk Stage was a popular venue.
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San Francisco's Lyrics Born brings the Fair to a close in raucous and exuberant fashion.
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The crowd at the Main Stage dance and shout to Lyrics Born.

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Willy Street Fair 2012 - Parade

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The stiltwalkers prepare to march in the Willy Street Fair Parade.
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The Forward Marching Band warms up.
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Bubbleman Jim Wildeman is ready to lead the parade.
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Free mammograms!
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Ground Zero Coffee proprietor Lindsey Lee (Center) pulls the Ground Zero float while "The Nation" columnist John Nichols (behind right) helps out.
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RP Pasta's float is always a creative one.
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A truck full of drummers provided an infectious beat throughout the parade.
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The street erupts in dance, as drummers swing their sticks around, the stiltwalkers twirl, and people all around dance to the beat.
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The party continues in place in the middle of Willy Street after the parade ends.
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Jim Wildeman applauds the end of a fantastic parade.

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Willy Street Fair 2012 - Saturday

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As the sun sets the crowd sways to the music of St. Lucia-based Taj Weekes. Photo by: Thomas Balistreri
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9:30 a.m., the first signs of the Willy Street Fair coming to life.
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Ready to serve the fairgoers.
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The Main Stage Starts to take shape.
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Looking west around 1:30 p.m. the street is already filled with people enjoying the late summer sun.
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On Saturday the Fair only used half of the 1000 block of Willy Street.
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A young child can't wait for her balloon.
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Graffiti artists were invited to paint a temporary permission wall. They say the hardest part is picking the colors.
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The finished product
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Bacon!
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Beer sales are popular, and a major part of the fundraising that goes on during the Fair.
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A B-Boy breakdancing demonstration.
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Willy Street Beats was an afternoon of Electronic music, breakdancing, scratching, and Ableton workships, followed by two crazy sets by Nick Nice and John Aquaviva at Plan B later in the evening.
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A independent hand drum player beats along to the beats.
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Also part of Willy Street Beats in was a skateboarding demonstration in the parking lot of the Third Lake Ridge shopping center.
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Vasilli's Take Five was serving up Gyros and other Greek delights at a furious pace.
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Fat Pinky Glass shows how it makes its blown-glass art.
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Don't miss the Willy Street Fair Raffle. 150 prizes!
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New York's Matuto plays "Brazillian Blue Grass".<br />
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Willy Street Fashions.
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Willy Street Fashions.
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Capoeria dances along to Matuto.
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A Pig in a Fur Coat, a new restaurant on the 900 block of Willy, does a brisk business in Porkbelly BLTs.<br />
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A Green Party Candidate stumps for votes.

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Retro Willy Street Fair

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The Willy Street Fair Parade, circa 1985. An earlier incarnation of the Jim Wildeman's Bubblemobile still retains the iconic bubble smokestacks. The author is pedaling furiously in the homemade pedal car. Courtesy: Richard and Judith Guyot.
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The Willy Street Fair Fun Run came and went over the years. Richard Guyot (left) and his daughter Samira finish strong in 1985. Courtesy: Fareed Guyot
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The parade is full of imaginative vehicles. This, the world's longest recumbent bicycle was created by Richard Guyot. The front wheels and chasis came from a riding mower. Courtesy: Richard Guyot
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Everyone gets to ride in the parade. Courtesy: Richard and Judith Guyot
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Getting ready for the Willy Street Fair Fun Run in 1985. Courtesy: Richard Guyot

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Orton Park 2012 - Sunday

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Chairs are flipped to counter early light rain dampened the ground. Sunshine would emerge in the late afternoon during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A young girl hits the mark dead-on in the Kids Games area of the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Festival attendees take in the music of Anders Osborne during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A young boy reaches for pure joy in a waffle cone package; Lemon raspberry twist and blueberry cheesecake from The Chocolate Shoppe during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Many items were put up for Auction including original art works. All proceeds went to benefit programs through the Wil-Mar center. Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Local artist and art teacher Dan Slick completes a watercolor depicting the playground at Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Typical toys for playing at the park were available for the little ones during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Local salsa enthusiasts crowded the floor during Madisalsa’s entire performance at the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Madisala’s José Madera (right) and a guest vocalist perform during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A view of the oak tree whose root structure sits directly under the stage. Some residents feel has been damaged by festivals in the past. One resident says the tree is dying. Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Local salsa enthusiasts crowded the floor during Madisalsa’s entire performance at the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Former Sixth District Alders Bert Zipperer (center) and Judy Olson (right) conduct the MNA auction to benefit Wil-Mar Center programs during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Wendell Holmes of The Holmes Brothers jams during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Light rain did not prevent a sizeable crowd from attending the afternoon and evening performances during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A young girl likes to dance to the blues during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Live music lovers dance to The Holmes Brothers during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Roasted corn was one of many traditional Wisconsin summer festival offerings available at the food stand run by the Wil-Mar Center during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Approximately 10-12 vendors formed a bazaar on the southeast corner of the park selling mostly clothes and jewelry during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Photo taken: Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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A family picnics and listens to the music during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Ike Hanger designed and sells these custom-made outfits.
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To address the impact of the festival on the park, additional plywood was employed to spread out the weight of some of the required equipment during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
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Anders Osborne performs during the Orton Park Festival on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

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Orton Park 2012 - Saturday

Images from Saturday August 25, 2012 during the 47th Orton Park Festival. All photos by: Thomas Balistreri

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A local artist interprets the scene during the Orton Park Festival, August 25, 2012.
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It true local festival fashion, attendees can sit for caricature sessions-airbrushed or black and white the Orton Park Festival, August 25, 2012.
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The audience begins to build for a jam-packed musical line-up. By the time The Sadies take the stage at 8:30 p.m. several thousand people will be in the park.
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A view from the center Orton Park toward the south east.
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The Orton Park gazebo which is along with the oak trees are the unique symbols of the park.
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Kids dance along to Pieta Brown Saturday afternoon during the Orton Park Festival, August 25, 2012.
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Vendors line the sidewalk that bisects the Orton park.
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Bingo under the big top; one of the ways the Marquette Neighborhood Association raises funds during the Orton Park Festival.
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FruitFest 2012

Fruit Fest is Madison's LGBTQI Summer Music Festival hosted in the Marquette Neighborhood in June. This year's event was held on June 16, 2012.

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Fruit Fest is Madison's LGBTQI Summer Music Festival hosted in the Marquette Neighborhood in June. This year's event was held on June 16, 2012.
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This year's event as in the past was held in the parking lot of the Plan B night club in the 900 block of Williamson Street.
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Despite a threat of rain, only sprinkles fell and temperatures in the low 90s ruled the day which made this pool popular with the kids and dogs.
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The music festival is an all-ages free event organized to celebrate Madison’s gay community through a day of music, performance and celebration.
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FruitFest attendees could jump from a scissor lift onto a huge airbag, inflated in the Struck & Irwin Fence parking lot.
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After missing all three throws and being taunted by the dunkee, this boy took matters in his own hands and sent the man in the tank underwater.
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A Karaoke contest entitled Start Fruit Idol was held and included some very talented entrants like Jasmine (left) who speaks with host Miss Divina Double D de Ville.
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Josh competed in Star Fruit Idol by singing "Sold" by John Micheal Montgomery.
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FruitFest 2012 also featured a 5K run called the Fruit Loop.
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Four to five hundred crowd in to listen to Girl In A Coma during the evening music performances at FruitFest, June 16, 2012.
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Drunk Driver Causes Mayhem on Willy Street

A drunk driver fleeing police crashed into an apartment building, bakery, and at least two cars in the 1500 block of Williamson Street shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday (June 6). The driver, Christoper M. Brunetto, 29, of Fairfield, Connecticut was injured but no one else in the buildings were hurt.

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The driver, Christopher Brunetto, left the street at 1501 Williamson and snapped off a sapling, bike rack before hitting 1505 Williamson.
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Tire tracks can be seen on the sidewalk that may show the path of the car after it left Williamson street shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday June 6, 2012 following a police chase.
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According to residents, a woman was asleep in a back bedroom of this converted storefront apartment.
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A car that was parked next to the wall of the Batch Bakehouse was damaged along with one on the street in front of the building. The fire department had to install supports for the building.
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Baking racks on the west wall of the building are pushed in due to the impact of Brunetto’s Lexus.
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The sizable tree on the right was only grazed but somehow Brunetto was able to miss it, but not the building on the left.
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The path of the destruction started with a small tree, then the bike rack in the foreground.
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The Batch Bakehouse was closed today, no information is available so far about when it will reopen.
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The crash happened right to left with the Brunetto leaving the street at the approximate location of the white car seen in this photo.

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US Airways Flight 1549 "Miracle On The Hudson

The Airbus A320 known as US Airways Flight 1549 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

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