Image via Alabama Extension.FREDONIA – A weeklong boil water order in the Village of Fredonia is continuing.The Chautauqua County Department of Health re-assessed the water on Thursday and report quality is improving, however, the order will remain in place.Residents are asked to boil water for common activities like drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.Bottled water is being distributed on Saturday and Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fredonia Department of Public Works at 176 Eagle St. The order first went into effect last week following a routine check for cloudiness. Workers determined that the water may have disease-causing organisms and declared a public health emergency.Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the Chautauqua County Health Department at 716-753-4481 or the Village of Fredonia at 716-679-2307. 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)
Image by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.BUFFALO – A new Bishop has been named to head the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.The Diocese announced Tuesday morning that Michael William Fisher has been appointed by Pope Francis.Fisher, who will become the 15th Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, says he is “deeply humbled and grateful to the Holy Father for this gift to serve the people of Buffalo as their Bishop.”“Though the challenges that currently confront the Diocese of Buffalo are many and significant, they are not equal to the resolve of so many committed lay women and men, devoted priests, deacons and religious across Western New York, who are no less determined to reveal God’s transformative love that has the power to bind every wound, renew and make us whole,” Fisher says. “We would do well to recall the promise in Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians: ‘No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.’” Following the controversial exit of former bishop Richard Malone, Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger was serving as Apostolic Administrator for the Buffalo Diocese.Scharfenberger calls this “a blessed and wonderful day for the good people across western New York.”“In Bishop Michael Fisher, they have been given a priest, pastor and bishop whose passion to serve, to listen, to heal and comfort have distinguished his 30-year ministry. It has been among my life’s great joys to get to know and assist this faith-filled community, to accompany them in their initial steps on the path toward renewal and redefine the enormous potential of the Church to accomplish so much good across this region,” Scharfenberger says.Fisher is 62-years-old and a native of Baltimore. He previously served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington and a chaplain to Pope John Paul II.His’s installation will take place on January 15 in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Buffalo. 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)
Related Shows Princeton and Kate Monster dueting on “Love is an Open Door”? Trekkie singing “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”? Rod belting “Let It Go”? Like everyone else who has working eyes and ears, the cast of off-Broadway’s Avenue Q love Disney’s Oscar-nominated blockbuster Frozen. Of course, the people and puppets of Avenue Q have been singing soon-to-be-EGOT winner (fingers crossed!) Bobby Lopez’ amazing tunes for a while now. On January 21, the cast of the Tony-winning tuner made a video to congratulate Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez on their Oscar nod for the tune “Let It Go,” and it’s a doozie! View Comments Avenue Q Show Closed This production ended its run on May 26, 2019 Disney’s Frozen
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Disaster! Could be Heading to Broadway Red alert! Disaster!, the musical comedy based on cult favorite disaster movies from the 1970s, which recently shuttered off-Broadway, may be making a move to the Great White Way. The show’s director and co-writer Jack Plotnick told Queerty.com: “I’m working on bringing my musical, Disaster!, to Broadway!…It got the kind of reviews you dream about, which helped us attach a couple of incredible Broadway producers.” See Idina Menzel Sing From Rent at If/Then Idina Menzel recently auctioned off the opportunity to duet with her after a performance of If/Then, to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out the Tony winner belt out Rent’s “Take Me or Leave Me” with the fortunate fanzels who won the prize below. The Sound of Music Live!’s Craig Zadan & Neil Meron to Produce Oscars Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the powerhouse producing team behind The Sound of Music Live!, Smash, the Chicago film adaptation and the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, are set to produce their third consecutive Oscar show. According to Variety, the telecast will air on February 22, 2015.
Think of it as Trading Spaces, Broadway Edition! The upcoming productions of Love Letters and Honeymoon in Vegas are swapping theaters. Love Letters, which was set to play the Nederlander Theatre, will now begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 13. Meanwhile, Honeymoon in Vegas will now play the Nederlander beginning November 18 (instead of the previously announced Brooks Atkinson). The venue switch, which brings the musical to the larger house and the play to the more intimate space, will not affect the start or opening dates for either production. Honeymoon in Vegas, which features a score by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Andrew Bergman, tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a commitment-phobe who finally proposes to his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O’Malley). The couple heads to Vegas to get hitched, but when the smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza) falls head over heels for Betsy, he arranges for Jack to lose big in a poker game so he can claim the bride-to-be as his own girlfriend. The Gary Griffin-helmed production also features Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar and David Josefsberg. Tickets that were purchased prior to the venue changes will automatically be issued for the production’s respective new home. A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters follows two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. The play will open with Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow. The two will be followed by stars including Alan Alda, Candice Bergen Carol Burnett, Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Gregory Mosher will direct. View Comments
Star Files Kaye won Tonys for her performances as Duchess Estonia Dulworth in Nice Work If You Can Get It and as Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera. She was also nominated for her roles in Mamma Mia! and Souvenir. Her other Broadway credits include Ragtime, On the Twentieth Century, Sweeney Todd and Grease. Judy Kaye Related Shows It’s possible! Tony winner Judy Kaye flies into the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella beginning September 12 as the Fairy Godmother. Kaye steps in for Tony winner Victoria Clark and joins a cast that includes the newly crowned Keke Palmer as the titular princess and Sherri Shepherd as Madame, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Cinderella View Comments In addition to Kaye, Palmer and Shepherd, the current cast of Cinderella includes Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. View Comments Michele Pawk & More Set for Vanya and Sonia… We now know who will be appearing in the previously reported production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Paper Mill. Directed by Don Stephenson, the comedy will feature Tony winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms) as Sonia, Gina Daniels (All the Way) as Cassandra, Carolyn McCormick (Equus) as Masha, Mark Nelson (After the Fall) as Vanya, Philippe Bowgen as Spike and Jamie Ann Romero as Nina. The show will play January 21, 2015 through February 15, with opening night set for January 25. Rachelle Rak to Play 54 Below Broadway vet Rachelle Rak (Cats, Fosse, Catch Me If You Can) will perform her one-woman show, Sas with One ‘S’™ at 54 Below on January 4, 2015 and January 29. Expect to hear songs from Starlight Express, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fosse, The Jack Cole Project, Rak’s signature song “SAS” and more. We now know where we’ll be bringing our sas in the New Year! Sondheim’s Startling Scoop In Case You Missed It (how?) we’ve been writing about the upcoming Into the Woods movie for quite some time. You know, the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s classic tuner starring Meryl Streep as the Witch, the role originated by Bernadette Peters on Broadway in 1987. And then Sondheim goes and tells the LA Times something that blows our minds. Streep taking on the role was “ordained because the lady who played the Witch on the stage and the lady who’s playing the Witch in the movie, their last names are anagrams of each other.” Streep, Peters—in all our endless column inches how could we not have noticed that before? Cicely Tyson & Marcia Gay Harden Head to Shondaland Shondaland is tapping Broadway again! Tony winners Cicely Tyson and Marcia Gay Harden will guest star and recur, respectively, on How to Get Away with Murder opposite two-time Tony winner Viola Davis. According to The Hollywood Reporter, details of Tyson’s role are being kept quiet; Harden’s character will be a foil for Davis’ Annalise Keating. The hit ABC show will return to our screens on January 29.
View Comments On The Twentieth Century Related Shows Peter Gallagher stopped by The Today Show on June 17 to chat about returning to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. The Tony nominee reminisced about his time in the original company of Grease on the Great White Way (we can just see him in a T-Birds leather jacket!). Although Gallagher admitted that the “hardest work you can do in showbiz is eight times a week in a musical” he believes that “some of the best roles I’ve ever had,” have come from his time on the boards. And what about his co-star Kristin Chenoweth? “She is remarkable…I’m trying to soak up everything she does.” Check out the interview below then catch On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre through July 19. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015
Related Shows Star Files Hamilton View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony-winning certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on 60 Minutes on November 8 to discuss with Charlie Rose a little show called Hamilton. Like you, presumably, Miranda can recite the entire Hamilton cast recording (because, uh, he wrote it), but when exploring his childhood home, the composer showed off an impressive collection of cast albums while reciting a bevy of Camelot lyrics. Have you ever heard anyone else say that show has the “dopest beat”? Rose is impressed by his encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater lyrics, but Miranda, ever humble, revealed that while he can fire off “The Lusty Month of May,” he doesn’t know his own Social Security number. Take a look at the segments from CBS, which also feature interviews with Miranda’s parents, biography writer Ron Chernow, members of the cast and more, to see why Hamilton has transcended the Broadway community and gotten the attention of celebrities, political figures and the hip-hop world. But don’t think that’s gone to Miranda’s head. “At my age, Hamilton was treasury secretary and creating our financial system from scratch,” he quipped. “I wrote two plays.” from $149.00
Tuck Everlasting Andrew Keenan Bolger & Sarah Charles Lewis in ‘Tuck Everlasting'(Photo: Greg Mooney) We’ll have this one on repeat forever and ever (and ever). Tuck Everlasting, starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger and newcomer Sarah Charles Lewis, is set to release a Broadway cast recording. The DMI Soundtracks album will be available digitally on June 10 and in stores on July 1.Helmed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw and featuring a score by Nathan Tyson and Chris Miller, Tuck Everlasting began performances on March 31 and will officially open on April 26 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The story follows a young girl and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from a magical spring. Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, the story has twice been adapted for the screen.Fans of the enchanting musical already got a taste of Lewis, who plays Winnie Foster, in the number “Everlasting,” as well as Tony nominee Carolee Carmello’s emotional “My Most Beautiful Day” as Mae Tuck, the matriarch of the ageless clan.In addition to Keenan-Bolger, Lewis and Carmello, the Broadway cast of Tuck Everlasting also features Tony nominee Terrence Mann, Michael Park, Robert Lenzi, Fred Applegate, Valerie Wright, Pippa Pearthree and Michael Wartella. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016
The In the Heights movie is on! The big screen adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is set to begin production in the spring, produced by the Weinstein Company. According to Variety, Miranda won’t reprise the role of Usnavi, however he is likely to appear as another character, either new or pre-existing.Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the 2008 Tony-winning musical, has penned the screenplay, while the previously speculated Jon M. Chu has been tapped to direct.Featuring a Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (coincidentally the home of Hamilton as well) in 2008 and marked Miranda’s Broadway debut. The show won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score for Miranda, who was also nominated for his performance. In the Heights follows the story of three days in the life of Washington Heights, a tightknit community at the top of Manhattan.Miranda is also working on another, as yet untitled film with Hudes; additional upcoming projects include Moana and Mary Poppins Returns. Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘In the Heights'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments
Nathaniel Stampley & Carrie Compere(Photo: Twitter.com/StampleyN & Y.E.C. Creations) Must be somethin’ to fuss about! Nathaniel Stampley and Carrie Compere start performances in The Color Purple as Mister and Sofia, respectively, beginning on November 15. Both Isaiah Johnson and Danielle Brooks departed the Tony-winning revival on November 13.Both Stampley and Compere have roots in Purple. Stampley appeared in the ensemble of the 2005 production and understudied the role of Harpo. He has also performed on Broadway in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and The Lion King. Compere has been performing as one of the original Church Ladies in the John Doyle-helmed revival. She has also performed on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me and off-Broadway in Sistas the Musical.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world.In addition to Stampley and Compere, the current cast includes Tony winner Cynthia Erivo as Celie, Jennifer Holliday as Shug Avery, Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo, Jennie Harney as Nettie and Patrice Covington as Squeak. The production is scheduled to close on January 8, 2017. View Comments The Color Purple Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Related Shows
Wade warns against adding sand to Georgia’s clay-laden soils in an attempt to increasedrainage. “You can create cement,” he said. “That would be detrimental.” Recent wet winter weather reminds us of why good drainage is important for healthyperennial beds. “Just dig a hole in the bed and fill it with water,” Wade said. “Come back 24 hours later,and if the hole still has water in it, you have poorly drained soil.” To avoid those critical pockets of standing water, start with a good drainage system. Some homeowners try to help their beds’ drainage by removing their mulch. “As long as the water is moving off of the bed, you don’t have problems with wetweather,” said Gary Wade, a University of Georgia Extension Service horticulturist.”When the water is standing in the bed, you have big problems.” While Georgia seems to have had an abundance of rain this winter, he said, it’s actuallynormal February weather. “That does more harm than good,” Wade said. “If you remove the mulch, you’re exposingthe roots. When we get a few sunny days, the roots will be damaged by the drying effectof the sun. Just leave your mulch in place and cross your fingers that we don’t get muchmore rain.” “We have to remember that most perennials have very shallow, fibrous root systems,” hesaid. “So those that are hurting now are those in badly drained beds that allow water tostand and suffocate the root systems.” If you don’t know if your bed has poor drainage, try a simple perk test. “You can also raise beds four to six inches above the grade,” he said. That will not onlyallow the bed to drain better but will help people see the color display better, too. Instead, Wade recommends bringing in good topsoil. If you have bad drainage, about the only relief you can offer your beds is to carry thewater off the site. “If you have water problems now, there isn’t much you can do, short of ripping out yourperennials and starting over,” Wade said. “You have to create a good drainage systemfrom the beginning.” He recommends tilling as deeply as possible to break up any hardpan that lays beneathyour beds. Wade said some perennials such as Siberian and Japanese iris, hosta, liatris, lobelia, astilbe,phlox, monarda and physostegia are very tolerant of moist sites and can survive wetperiods without a scratch. Yellow flag iris, he said, will grow in standing water and isoften used in pondscapes.
Shad Dasher had catastrophic insurance coverage on his Vidalia onion crop, which pays a maximum of 70 percent of the crop’s market value per acre.With 95 percent of his crop ruined, the insurance would have given Dasher $1,800 an acre had the damage happened in the last phase of onion production, near harvest time.Dasher’s insurance adjuster, however, ruled that the damaged happened earlier, around a late frost, which means he will get only $1,080 an acre. That won’t cover the cost of his fertilizer, he said.Meanwhile, on the other side of Tattnall County, Kelly Folsom said he lost 70 percent of his crop but will be reimbursed for most of his costs. His crop was figured to have been damaged in the final production stage.Reid Torrance, the Tattnall County extension coordinator with the University of Georgia Extension Service, says the discrepancy between insurance companies is one of the issues making federal disaster relief a necessity for southeast Georgia onion farmers.”The lucky ones may get their production costs back,” he said. “But they will be the ones in the minority. That’s why the growers are petitioning to get some kind of emergency relief.”The number of Vidalia onion farmers has been declining in recent years. “If we don’t get any aid,” Torrance said, “I’m afraid we’re going to have even less onion growers than we had this year.”Torrance said several meetings have already taken place with Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) to try to get federal aid for the onion farmers.There have also been discussions in the state legislature about standardizing the production stages insurance companies use to decide the amount of damages they pay a farmer.As it stands, Torrance said, the criteria vary among companies. They can become even more arbitrary with the interpretations of individual adjusters.
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaWhen this year’s pests invade your yard, keep safety in mind before you start spraying pesticides.”There are several factors to consider before you set out with your handheld or backpack sprayer,” said Paul Sumner, an engineer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.For the past 25 years, Sumner has studied pesticide application methods on farms. When it comes to small areas, he said, handheld and backpack sprayers are inexpensive tools for controlling weeds, insects and diseases.”Effective pest control depends on whether you apply the proper amount of pesticide,” he said. “This can only be done if the spray equipment is calibrated accurately.”Do this firstSumner suggests a simple, quick test. First, fill your sprayer with water. Then spray a paved surface in your normal spraying manner on a warm day. In a few minutes, the drying pattern will show how the spray was distributed.”Fast-drying areas indicate low application rates, while slow-drying areas reveal high amounts of spray,” he said. “Uniform drying without streaks indicates a uniform application. Using this test as a guide, practice spraying until the water is distributed uniformly.”Before you spray, remember the wind.”You want a buffer area between you and downwind because of the possible chemical drift,” Sumner said. “You don’t want the wind to blow the pesticide to an adjoining area like your flower bed.”Federal regulations prohibit spraying pesticides outdoors if the wind speed is 10 miles per hour or higher. Sumner is even tougher. “If the wind is blowing more than 5 mph, you shouldn’t spray,” he said.Know the wind direction first. “Select a spraying time when there is little wind or the wind is blowing gently away from unaffected plants,” he said. “If the conditions aren’t right, consider another method of control or wait to apply the pesticide.”Know your sprayerHandheld and backpack sprayers have three main parts: a tank for the spray mix, a pump to provide pressure and a nozzle-wand to spray the chemical.Most backpack sprayers have pressure regulators that allow spraying at a constant pressure.”Few handheld sprayers have pressure regulators,” Sumner said. But it’s important to keep a constant pressure, and “fairly even pressure can be maintained if the hand pump is operated at a constant number of pumps per minute.”You must know the volume of your tank to know the area you can spray per tankful, he said. Most backpack sprayers hold 4 to 6 gallons and handheld sprayers 1 to 3 gallons.After you spray, immediately clean your sprayer to prepare for next time. First remove any remaining pesticide and triple-rinse the tank, he said.If you’ve sprayed a fungicide or insecticide, clean the sprayer with soap and water. Allow the solution to circulate through the sprayer for several minutes. Then flush the system three times with clean water before storing your sprayer.Tougher jobTanks used for spraying herbicides require more attention. Rinse the tank with kerosene, diesel fuel or a comparable light oil. Spray a small amount through the nozzles, too. After rinsing, fill the tank one-fourth to one-half full with a solution of 2.5 tablespoons of household ammonia to 1 gallon of water.It’s best, Sumner said, to have two sprayers, one for fungicides and insecticides and another for herbicides.”Cleaning your sprayer is essential,” he said. “If you don’t, the chemicals can dry inside the container, and the residual that bonds to the tank and pump parts will be released the next time you use your sprayer.”Finally, always follow the pesticide label recommendations precisely.”Most chemicals sold for homeowners don’t require you to wear protective gear,” he said. “But it’s never a bad idea to wear long sleeves, long pants and shoes when applying pesticides.”(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
The fourth annual Art at the Rock juried art show is set for Nov. 17 and 18, 2012 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga. The show will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday and open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Sunday.The show’s artists will exhibit a wide range of work, from painting and pottery to jewelry and woodcarving. Artists working in paint, clay, metals and fibers will display their work at this juried art show and sale that attracts more than 50 artists and a thousand visitors each year. Joe Belt, a Columbus, Ga., resident who grew up in west Texas, has been selected as the show’s 2012 featued artist. He trained in the fine arts at Texas Tech University, and his art has been shown nationally and collected in half a dozen foreign countries.Belt works with many subjects such as wildlife, portraits and ranch life, but he is best known for his highly detailed pencil drawings of Native American subjects from throughout North America. His work in pastels, charcoal and watercolors has been featured on movie posters, book covers, album jackets and architectural murals. Other Art at the Rock artists will exhibit and sell their oils and watercolors, pottery, jewelry, weaving, sculptures and many other art forms in an indoor exhibit hall. The show will feature live music, and homegrown and homemade items will be sold in the show’s marketplace. Food and beverages will also be available.A 5K race will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 in conjunction with Art at the Rock. The race will begin at 2:04 p.m. Pre-registration is $18 and on site registration is $22. Overall winners will receive a piece of artwork from an Art at the Rock artist. To register for the race, visit www.cloverglove.com.For more information on the 2012 Art at the Rock event, contact Tina Maddox at email@example.com or (706) 484-2873.