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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaVol. 149, no. 159 Aiken . Y o u r l o c a l n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1 8 6 7 75? Calendar .5c classifieds. 4b crossword .4c comics .3c dear Abby .4c editorials. 11a Horoscope .4c living on the go.1c lottery. 3a movies .5c sports. 1b television .2c partly Cloudy. High 88. Low 69. Complete 5-Day forecast 6c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Brian Congreve Aiken Ralph h. Clark Johnston deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather submitted photo by Brent Cline qing you Chen a teenage violinist is expected to return for the Joye in Aiken season in 2016. Juilliard in Aiken will now be known As Joye in Aiken in Honor of the festivals relationship with the historic Joye cottage. Joye in Aiken by Stephanie Turner in 2009, the american brass quintet performed on the Lawn of Joye cottage the Home of Steven Naifeh and late Gregory White Smith. This concert was the focus of the first Juilliard in Aiken performing arts festival and outreach program which Smith co founded with or. Sandra Field. When the festival returns for its eighth year in 2016, it will be under a new name Joye in Aiken. We wanted to Honor Joye cottage which has played such a Central role in our history said or. Sandra Field festival co founder and newly re elected organization presi Dent. At the same time we think the new name suggests the nature of the festival and outreach program itself which has brought such Joy to thousands of adults and children. Throughout the duration of the festival the Juilliard school students and graduates have performed throughout Aiken and gone to area schools for outreaches. Juilliard festival expands its reach with new name Joye in Aiken by Maayan Schechter on tuesday the Aiken planning commission is expected to recommend changing downtown Aikens building height limit to 75 feet. The 6 . Meeting is open to the pub Lic and will be held in Council Chambers in the municipal building 214 Park ave. City officials started the discussion Over whether to increase the downtown build ing height earlier this year after local hotel owner Neel Shah approached the officials with his proposal to gut and revitalize hotel Aiken on Richland Avenue. The City has used its current height Rule since the 1970s that no building be constructed higher than about 50 feet but Shah is plans to build a six floor addition adjacent to hotel Aiken mean downtown Aikens height limit must be increased. That six floor addition will include Queen and King size rooms a dining area and a possible exercise room on the Bottom floor. Other cities such As North Augusta have no height limits for buildings. Municipalities in Sumter and Rock Hill have height limits that Are higher than 50 feet. In other business the planning com Mission will vote whether to request City Council to ask the . Department of transportation to include sparrows or shared Lane markings for vehicles and bicyclists on Silver Bluff Road. Officials to talk building height commission to recommend changing limit by will Whaley with summer in full swing Many people Are taking to the roads an not just in cars and trucks. Summer is High time for motor Cycle riders to be seen in full Force on the roads. With this increase organizations such As the department of motor vehicles the National Highway traffic safety administration local motorcycle shops and motorcycle clubs Are stressing the importance of staying Safe while Riding free. The National Highway traffic safety administration reminds motorists to safely share the Road with motorcycles and stresses that motorcyclists should make themselves visible to other motorists. Thatus what people motorcyclists seem to have trouble with is being visible said Christopher Fitzgerald accessory Salesman at Aiken motorcycle adding that daytime is harder to be visible than at night. Fitzgerald said he hears of vehicles pulling out in front of motorcycles about eight times out of 10. Another major problem motor cyclists and vehicle Drivers face is cellphone distraction. Our main problem is people being on their cellphones said Donnie Castricone president of the South Carolina misfits motorcycle club. Ive been hit once and come close numerous times. In South Carolina the department of motor vehicles states the applicants for a motorcycle License must be at least 15 years old and have held a permit for at least 180 Days. Staying visible tips for motorcycle safety submitted photo by Marsha Hopkins Chad Kimbrell gets ready to make a 7,000-mile trip to san Francisco to compete in the escape from Alcatraz triathlon. Kimbrell joined a motor Cycle club that is associated with . Along with nine other riders they raised $20,000 for prostate cancer awareness treatment. Aiken Standard file photo at a past event at Joye cottage Julliard musicians from left violinists Owen Dalby pianist Liz Roe and cellist Claire Bryant with assistance from clarinet St Carol Mcgonnell perform cafe music for piano Trio a rousing jazz and ragtime piece. Monday june 8, 2015 study University Hospital rated in top 34 in . Page 1c the top pacers have developed several mob draft picks in recent years sports 1b draft factory Vandervelden honoured at Celebration of life local news 2a out of school event planned for Perry Park local news 3a want to Honor you father in a creative and fun Way we Challenge you to recreate a photo taken with your dad from your childhood and it May appear in the fathers Day edition of the Aiken Standard or on . Just choose your favorite or most humorous photo of you and your dad from years ago and try to reproduce that same image today. Send the original photo and the recreated photo to . Then and now recreate old photos with your dad please see safety Page 10a please see building Page 10a please see Joye Page 10a as10-1327154 help us raise $100,000 in support of habitats 100th Home Campaign All donations Are tax deductible. $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 lets build it together 803-642-9295 $26,533 donate now raised to Date

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