Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Stolen Tractors

first_imgARKWRIGHT — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in connection with the theft of two farm tractors last week.The Sheriff’s Office says the tractors were taken from a farm on Center Road in the Town of Arkwright sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. last FridayThe tractors are described as a 2017 John Deere 1025R color green with a belly mower and a front loader.The second tractor is a 2018 Kubota M7060 color orange. Anyone with information regarding this investigation are encouraged to call the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office at 716-753-4921, or call the WeTip number 800-782-7463.Those calling to provide information to the Sheriff’s Office can remain anonymous if they wish. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Schumer Announces Additional Pandemic Relief Funds For New York State

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),That’s all well and good but Cuomo will just stick it in his pocket like all the rest!,Free money again sure just keep handing it out and our taxes will just keep going up Senate Democrats / CC BY 2.0 NEW YORK – New York’s Senior Senator says the state will receive $2 billion in additional pandemic relief funds from the federal government part of an agreement with the incoming presidential administration.Senator Chuck Schumer (D) announced on Thursday the funding will be provided from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Schumer, who will likely become the new majority leader in the U.S. Senate, says the agreement was reached with the incoming Biden administration.“President-elect Biden is laser-focused on America’s economic recovery, and this recovery begins with tackling the costs states and local governments have incurred in managing the pandemic,” Schumer said. “For New York, the costs have been huge and will take years to overcome entirely, but achieving my goal of 100% FEMA cost share to New York will mean a sigh of relief for all New Yorkers because these critical dollars will help protect essential services and workers while we deal with badly burdened budgets that have been gut-punched by COVID.” The money will be directed to help with the local costs borne by the pandemic and closed budget gaps made worse by the pandemic. The current policy allows for 75 percent of COVID-related expenses covered by a federal disaster relief fund.The deal means all expenses will be fully reimbursed within the coming months.last_img read more

Barbara Cook, John Tiffany and More Honored by Drama League

first_img View Comments In addition to these special honors, winners of the five competitive Drama League categories (Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance) will be announced on April 23, prior to the May 16 ceremony. The Drama League is giving special recognition to legendary performer Barbara Cook, director John Tiffany and Broadway.com parent company Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America. Hosted by four-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the 80th annual Drama League Awards are set to take place May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for efforts to bring New York productions to cities around the country. Under the leadership of producer and owner John Gore, Key Brand/BAA is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide.center_img Cook will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award. Her Broadway credits include her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Marian Paroo in The Music Man, as well as Candide, She Loves Me, and, most recently, Sondheim on Sondheim. Cook was also a receipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. Tiffany, who will receive the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, received the 2012 Tony Award for his direction of the musical Once. He helmed the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie this season, as well as last year’s Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming.last_img read more

Watch The Realistic Joneses Star Michael C. Hall Visit The Today Show

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 6, 2014 View Comments Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall stopped by The Today Show on March 25 to discuss his new role as John Jones in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, now playing on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. The former Dexter and Six Feet Under star said it feels “good to get out of the death business” and take on a project that is perhaps a bit lighter. Check out the segment below to learn more about the new play, get a super quick glimpse of Hall as the Emcee in the 1998 revival of Cabaret and catch up on his extensive resume beyond performing, including jobs as a furniture mover and knife seller. The Realistic Joneseslast_img read more

New Fun Home Star Gabriella Pizzolo on Her Ring of Keys Moment & More

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Related Shows View Comments Age: 12Hometown: Upstate New York, in a suburb of SchenectadyCurrent Role: Breaking hearts and singing about keys as Small Alison in the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home.Stage and Screen Cred: Gabby made her debut as the leading heroine in the Broadway production of Matilda. Regionally, she’s been seen as Young Cosette in Les Miserables, Little Girl in Ragtime and Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street. Fun Homelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: The Wiz Live! Picks Up Five Critics’ Choice Nods & More

first_img View Comments Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. The Wiz Live! Picks Up Five Critics’ Choice NodsThe Wiz Live! eased on down the road to five Critics’ Choice nominations on December 14! The telecast received nods for Best Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Shanice Williams, Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Mary J. Blige, and also recognition over in the Supporting Actor category for David Alan Grier and Ne-Yo. Stage faves to additionally feel the nominating love include Patti LuPone, Viola Davis, Clive Owen, Hugh Dancy, Helen McCrory, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Tambor, Allison Janney, Judith Light, Ellen Burstyn, Cherry Jones, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman and Sarah Paulson. Winners will be announced for the 21st annual awards on January 17, 2016 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.Mirren Wants to Share the Stage With CranstonTalk about a match made in Broadway heaven. Tony winner Helen Mirren has revealed that she would like to star opposite Tony winner Bryan Cranston on the boards. “I’d like to share the stage with him sometime,” she told Variety. “That would be great.” While we wait (and dreamcast!), we can catch the pair together on screen in Trumbo, which is in movie theaters now.Dick Van Dyke Turns 90 With Flash MobWho do you celebrate your 90th birthday with when you’re the legendary Dick Van Dyke? A giant Mary Poppins flash mob, obviously! Check out all the fun and frolics below… We’re now ready to go fly a kite!Twelfth Night Set for Central ParkA musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, helmed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, is slated for the Public Theater’s Public Works program next year. Performed by professional and amateur actors from across the Big Apple’s five boroughs, Shakespeare’s traditional verses will be interspersed with songs in modern-day language. We’re already dreaming of all those summer nights at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater…See Lin-Manuel Miranda Reach ‘Oprah Power’ (Almost)Hamilton’s creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda may have penned this Broadway season’s gargantuan hit, but he recently admitted to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that he’s “not quite got Oprah power yet.” Check out the wide-ranging interview with the adorable Miranda (as well as a sneak peek from the next great American musical, Button?!) below! Oh, and watch out for interesting nugget about Police Academy…center_img Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Amazon Renews Bernadette’s Jungle & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Amazon Renews Bernadette Peters’ Mozart in the JungleReady for more Bernadette Peters binge-watching? Amazon has renewed Mozart in the Jungle, which stars the Tony winner and self-confessed doganizer, for a third season. Led by Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke, the show is set to begin production later this year and will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of their spirited conductor. This time they’ll apparently be taking their fabulous frolics to Europe…we can’t wait!LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Team UpTony winner LaChanze (The Color Purple) and Wicked alum Lindsay Mendez are the latest Main Stem faves to board the all-star lineup of Inspirational Broadway. They will join Billy Porter, Norm Lewis, Telly Leung and many more singing Great White Way, gospel, pop and rock classics with a “stirring and spiritual twist.” The one-night-only concert will benefit Broadway Inspirational Voices’s outreach programs and is set to take place on February 15 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Note that previously announced participants Renee Elise Goldsberry and Eden Espinosa have withdrawn owing to scheduling conflicts.Casting Set for London’s The TruthAs promised, we’re keeping an eye on this production—it has legs. Tanya Franks (EastEnders), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward), Frances O’Connor (Tom & Viv) and Robert Portal (Around the World in 80 Days) have been tapped for Florian Zeller’s The Truth. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the new version by Christopher Hampton will play a limited engagement at London’s buzzy Menier Chocolate Factory (Broadway’s The Color Purple revival originated there) from March 10 through May 7. Opening night is set for March 16. The show follows two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit….and the truth. Note that Zeller’s The Father, again with a translation by Hampton, is about to return to the West End and begin performances on Broadway.A Beautiful Birthday for Carole King & Barry Mann!All three current casts of Beautiful (Broadway, tour and the West End) joined together to create the below fun “Happy Birthday” video for Carole King and Barry Mann; the pair were both born on February 9. A some kind of wonderful way to celebrate, indeed! Bernadette Peters(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

Your Top 10 Fave Performances from NBC’s Hairspray Live!

first_img“You Can’t Stop the Beat” “(You’re) Timeless to Me” “I Know Where I’ve Been” “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” “Welcome to the ’60s” “Run and Tell That” “Without Love” “The Nicest Kids in Town” “(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs” View Comments We know where we’ve been—listening to the Hairspray Live! cast recording on repeat since the broadcast! The live broadcast of the Tony-winning musical aired on NBC on December 7, and after taking in all of the big, fat dance breaks and bigger hairdos, we asked fans to rank the performances. In addition to newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, the starry cast included powerhouse performers like Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth and more, making running and telling us your picks particularly challenging. Take a look (and a listen to) your top 10 below!! “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” The cast of ‘Hairspray Live!'(Photo: Justin Lubin/NBC)last_img read more

14 Perfect holes

first_imgBut if you’re digging through the center of the earth — well, there I go thinking again. If you plant it too deep, you’re going kill it. By Mike Isbell Georgia Extension Service The first is a compacted mound of soil in the bottom of the hole. This is where the tree’s root ball rests. Position the tree to rest at the same or a slightly higher level than it’s growing in the container or in the burlap ball. And finally, tree-planting holes should be three times wider than the root ball, to allow the tree to get off to a fast start.center_img The second feature is a hole with steeply slanted sides. Don’t make the sides vertical. Slant them at least at a 45-degree angle from the soil surface. This will encourage the roots to spread out into the native soil. When I was a kid I used to wonder if you were to dig a hole all the way through the middle of the earth to the other side, when you got to the middle, would you be digging up or would you be digging down?Forget about the molten rock in the middle of the earth and the effects of gravity, too. Just ponder the hole.By now you should see trees for sale in nurseries and garden centers. If you buy a tree, how do you go about planting them?Well, there’s more to planting a tree than digging a pit and flinging in a tree, as in a TV commercial I just saw. The hole you dig can be the difference between life and death for the tree you plant.Three features of the perfect holeSo what’s the perfect hole?Well, think of a saucer-shaped hole instead of a pit-shaped one.The perfect hole has three features. Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 14 last_img read more

14 Palms can survive cold

first_img Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 14 To most folks, the word palm triggers thoughts of Florida, Hawaii or Georgia’s coastal islands. But you don’t have to live in any of these areas to enjoy palms.A few cold-hardy palms will grow as far north as Tennessee and North Carolina, where the average winter may reach minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit.Palm varietiesWindmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is one of the hardiest. It will grow throughout Georgia and has survived cold as low as minus 10. This January, windmill palms in Athens, Ga., weathered 9 degrees without a scratch.This palm looks particularly nice in groups of three to five at the corner of a building or courtyard entrance. It’s great around swimming pools, too, because it doesn’t litter the water as deciduous trees do. At 20 to 25 feet tall, it has fan-shaped leaves and a brown trunk covered with burlap-like fibers.Needle palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) is a clumping, understory palm with deep green, fan-shaped leaves. It’s a Southeastern native and an endangered species, with its native habitat increasingly destroyed by development.Its name stems from the many needle-like spines along its petioles. These aren’t a problem until pruning becomes necessary. Once established, it’s a carefree plant and one of the hardiest palms, surviving winters as low as minus 5.Surprisingly, needle palm does better inland than along the coast (it doesn’t like salt spray). It grows 5 feet tall and wide, so a single specimen will fill a large space. Some beautiful, old needle palms grow at historic estates in Madison, Ga.Dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor) is native to Southeastern river flood plains. It grows 4 to 5 feet high and wide with green to blue-green fronds. It’s not as hardy as needle palm. But it’s been reported to withstand temperatures down to 10 degrees.Each plant bears no more than six fronds, so it looks best when planted in clumps of three to five. It prefers moist, sunny sites.Unlike the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) that grows rampantly in south Georgia and Florida woodlands, dwarf palmetto isn’t invasive and doesn’t have needle-like spines.Cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) is also called palmetto palm. The state tree of South Carolina and Florida, it’s native to coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida. It’s found in the wild throughout the Florida panhandle and parts of south Georgia, too.It usually can be grown without cold protection along a line from Columbus to Augusta. But cold protection is best to the north of that line.This means planting it in a sheltered courtyard or on the southeast side of a structure, where it’s sheltered from cold winter winds, and wrapping the fronds and center bud in blankets to protect them from temperatures below 25 degrees. A courtyard planting in Greensboro, Ga., contains some beautiful cabbage palms.Jelly palm (Butia capitata) is native to Uruguay and southern Brazil but is planted widely throughout Florida and coastal Georgia. As the name implies, its fruit is used to make jelly.It grows up to 30 feet tall and bears blue-green, feather-like fronds. Like the cabbage palm, it requires winter protection when temperatures drop below 25 degrees.This involves tying the fronds together in bundles and covering them with burlap or blankets. Protecting the central bud is critical, because that where new growth starts.Palm resourcesThe Southeast Palm and Exotic Plant Society has an excellent reference manual for growing palms in the Southeast. Get it from your county University of Georgia Extension office or at pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/horticulture/Palmreader.html.Some sources of cold-hardy palms include Woodlanders, Inc., in Aiken, S.C.; Nurseries at North Glen in Glen St. Mary, Fla.; Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, N.C.; and Gerry’s Jungle in McDonough, Ga. By Gary L. Wade University of Georgialast_img read more