West Overton annual Whiskey Smash salutes its history

TribLIVE’s Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. West Overton Village and Museums is planning its fifth annual Whiskey Smash, celebrating local distilleries and the popularity of craft whiskey and distilled products. The historical site in East Huntingdon holds the popular fundraiser to help ensure ongoing preservation and interpretation efforts. Distillers and representatives from Dad’s Hat Rye, Liberty Pole Spirits, Red Pump Spirits, Stoll & Wolfe Distillery, Crooked Creek Distillery and Tall Pines Distillery will be stationed throughout the museum sharing and discussing their products with attendees, according to a release. “Crooked Creek Distillery is new this year. We also are going to have Greenhouse Winery this year. In the past, we have gotten some feedback from guests that one spouse was really into whiskey and the other spouse came to humor them,” says Aleasha Monroe, West Overton’s chief of staff. Wine will offer imbibers an additional choice, she says. “We will have a welcome cocktail by Old Overholt, with a representative from the brand here,” Monroe says. The Whiskey Smash features sim...

How to use the Shop feature on Instagram to buy products

If you are a frequent Instagram user, chances are you may have noticed some posts in your feed with a small shopping bag icon, tucked in the lower left-hand corner.  This is Instagram’s Shop feature, which includes products offered by hundreds of brands and retailers across the world — and it’s a wise investment from the social media platform.   Analysts told Business Insider that Instagram’s move to shopping will be so successful that it will generate $10 billion in revenue by 2021. Using the Shop feature is easy, too. Any post with a shopping bag icon has a product or products linked to it — just tap on the product name, and you’re taken to the description page where you can save it for later, or buy it now.  Some products are available to purchase without even leaving the app, while others take you to the retailer’s website to finalize the transaction.  Some retailers partner with Instagram to provide a check-out process within the app. Most of those retailers are featured on Instagram’s @shop account.  Instagram’s @shop account features many retailers that have items available for purchase on the app. Meira Gebel/Business Insider 2. ...

Quick Treatments That Will Have You Red Carpet Ready

With the first awards show of 2019 (the 76th annual Golden Globes) hitting hot on the heels of New Year’s Eve, getting red carpet ready has been a tight squeeze this year. “After a few too many holiday parties, clients are looking for ways to spring back quickly,” says Beverly Hills-based celeb dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban, who counts Kris Jenner as a client. With time of the essence, L.A.’s army of aestheticians are ready with an arsenal of high-tech treatments designed to tackle everything from post-holiday bloat to dull winter skin. “We are often the first stop after a long-haul flight,” says Ricari Studio founder Anna Zahn, who specializes in full-body lymphatic body sculpting endermologie and pressotherapy treatments. “A lot of people come in specifically to have their arms worked on if they are wearing a sleeveless dress. Because there are a lot of lymph nodes under the arms and on the legs, they can get puffy, and this really flushes it out.” Popular with actresses and models, Ricari’s signature 90-minute sessions ($325) combine 60 minutes of full body endermologie (to stimulate the lymphatic system, instantly boost circulation, reduce fluid retention and help tone...

Oil drilling comes to Utah wildlife refuge. Will rules keep birds, plants and fish safe?

A Dallas energy company expects to recover 400,000 barrels of oil from two wells it proposes to drill inside eastern Utah’s Ouray National Wildlife Refuge but only after agreeing to onerous concessions to avoid disturbing habitat used by migratory birds and threatened species of plants and fish. The project taps the very heart of the refuge, formerly irrigated fields known as Leota Bottom framed by a big eastward bend in the Green River. To protect the rare yellow-billed cuckoo, for example, Thurston Energy can perform no construction or drilling during the summer nesting season, and then must adhere to strict hours of operation. Tanker trucks may pass through only between 1 and 4 p.m., moving no faster than 10 mph. That restriction not only protects birds but also the refuge’s human visitors, according to refuge manager Rob Bundy. “Trucks are to yield to normal refuge traffic, which includes both staff and visitors. We want to minimize the impact of heavy truck traffic on our refuge visitors,” Bundy said. “Tanker trucks have never been on the refuge before, but Thurston has been good to work with. We have no complaints.” Bundy helped write a supplemental analysis of the projec...

Sentry Insurance Renews ATA Business Solutions Featured Product Agreement for Fourth Year

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced that a number of coverages, claims, and safety services of Sentry Insurance, a mutual insurance provider specializing in transportation insurance, have been renewed as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products for the fourth year in a row.  “Every day, trucking companies work hard and take financial risks in order to grow their businesses and continue providing America’s transportation needs,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Products like the ones offered by Sentry Insurance allow motor carriers and other industry stakeholders to have confidence in the operational decisions they make.” Rated A+ by A.M. Best for 27 straight years, Sentry has experience designing individualized protection for trucking operations of all sizes. The Sentry coverages to be recognized as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products include auto liability, auto physical damage, and motor truck cargo. Beyond offering the customized coverages and specialized claims handling fleets need to protect their businesses, Sentry’s safety services program offers access to Certi...