Free Music And Fun At New West Fest It"s been an interesting year for punk rock music. Ann Arbor"s punk acolytes Iggy and the Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum last month, and punk rock impresario and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died on April 8, 2010, at age 64. But the headlines stretch further into the home of the aforementioned Rock Hall as well. Smith Mountain Lake is a popular destination for many local families. Some families own a second home at the lake while others head to the beach event wristbands at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Experience the bliss of a healthy lifestyle at the Healthy Living Festival which is going to take place on October 13 and 14, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Learn about living a healthy life, adopting healthier habits, maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy home. Kick off fall and bid farewell to summer at an outdoor festival. The Labor Day Spectacular at Wintergreen Resort includes an arts and craft show, live music and more. The Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival in Madison offers old-fashioned sport wristbands family fun for all ages. You can place as many raffle boxes out as you would like. Check with your local shops, florist, salons and any where else you may have, to see if you can leave a raffle box there for their customers. Support Mont Lyons, hailing from Austin, TX, has been playing heavily locally ever since festival wristbands, but I"m not complaining. The groovy, emotional and upbeat sound of this band makes me dance every time. Lead singer Bryan Oliver plays keyboard and sings at his mightiest, while band mates Trevor Smith and Brandon Crews on guitar and bass groove to their music, keeping the crowd hanging on for that next song. Each night following play, players and their guests convene at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for "The World"s Largest 19th Hole." Food and beverages, included in the entry fee, are served, but there is plenty more to attract their attention. Guest speakers from The Golf Channel, a Golf Expo, a demo area and a band each night are among the things that attract players to the big party each night. They will also pick up a score sheet to see exactly where they stand in their flight. Summary: There is no natural, outdoor amphitheatre quite like Red Rocks. Monolith will signal the end of summer, for some of us, and what better place to throw a final "farewell summer" party than Red Rocks! With a performance roster of 40 artists and bands, and it has all summer to grow, I"m sure it will be one carousing good time. Check out the VIP ticket package, it"s got some good values and is actually fairly reasonable in price.

Beijing plans to complete the electronic toll collection system for roadside parking by the end of 2019, said the authority on Thursday.

Rong Jun, spokesperson for the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, said during a news conference that the government has installed electronic parking meters for 4,086 spots covering six districts in the city area and 37 roads in the Tongzhou district, which is a sub-center of the capital.

“Those meters are now in operation,” he said. “The system is able to not only collect parking fees, but also monitor parking conditions and analyze the data for better service.”

According to the commission, by the end of 2016 Beijing had 3.82 million parking spots, including 2.19 million for residential use.

“The data is collected through a comprehensive survey, which will be used for better parking services for the public,” Rong said.

Moreover, he said a parking regulation is under discussion as the authority accelerates the legalization of parking management.

During the conference, the authority revealed the 2017 traffic index, a major gauge measuring traffic congestion, to be 5.6, a rating that denotes mild congestion, which was also the same in 2016.