Hundreds Without Power In Parts Of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus Counties

first_imgRANDOLPH – Hundreds of people are without power Thursday morning in parts of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.According to the NYSEG Outage Map, 520 customers are in the dark in parts of Cold Spring, Conewango, Napoli, Randolph and East Randolph.National Grid says residents from Gerry to Stockton are in the dark. Both companies did not report the reason power was lost.However, National Grid expects to restore service by 10:15 a.m. in Gerry and by 11:15 a.m. in Stockton. NYSEG says power should be restored by 11:15 a.m. in Cattaraugus County. MGN Image 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

Appeals Court Blocks Construction Of New Dollar General Store Near Kennedy

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),I am pleased with this ruling. Yet another Dollar General is the wrong choice for the location. This rural area is populated by people who chose to live there because of how rural it is. Imagine all the traffic among farming machinery. It would change everything and invite more of the same. There are enough Dollar Generals.. really…,I guess Kennedy Supermarket can still have their exorbitant prices… WNY News Now File Image.ROCHESTER – The construction of a new Dollar General store near Kennedy has been blocked by a court ruling.The New York State Fourth Appellate Division ruled unanimously last month denying a zoning variance for construction of a new Dollar General on Route 62 in the Town of Poland just east of Kennedy.The court revisited a previous decision by the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County allowing for construction of the project.A group of residents previously challenged the Town of Poland Zoning Board’s decision to grant the zoning variance in State Supreme Court. In the Appellate decision, the justices wrote that the property owners failed to prove a claim of “unnecessary hardship” for the reasonable return on the property that The Broadway Group LLC was going to buy for the Dollar General.The full decision is posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more

Gabriel Ebert & More Complete the Cast of Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina

first_img Star Files Casa Valentina will feature Ebert as Jonathon/Miranda, Winningham as Rita, Birney as Isadore/Charlotte, Cullum as Terrence/Terry, Page as George/Valentina, Lisa Emery as Eleanor, Tony nominee Tom McGowan as Albert/Bessie, Larry Pine as Judge/Amy and Nick Westrate as Michael/Gloria. Patrick Page Related Shows Gabriel Ebert Ebert won the 2013 Tony Award for his role as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda and also appeared on Broadway in Brief Encounter and Red. Winningham made her Broadway debut in last season’s Roundabout revival of Picnic, which also featured Birney. He also appeared on Broadway in Gemini. Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the early 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organization arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Casa Valentinacenter_img Reed Birney Emery has appeared on Broadway in Relatively Speaking, The Smell Of The Kill, The Women, Present Laughter, Jackie, Rumors and Burn This. McGowan earned a Tony nod for his performance in 1991’s La Bête. His other Broadway credits include Chicago, Ivanov and Wicked. Pine’s Broadway credits include The Seagull, End of the World, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Angels in America, Private Lives and Bus Stop. Westrate has appeared on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten. The gang’s all here! Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, Emmy winner Mare Winningham, Broadway vet Reed Birney and more complete the star-studded cast of Casa Valentina, a new play written by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. The Manhattan Theatre Club production features previously announced Tony nominee John Cullum and Patrick Page. Directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, Casa Valentina begins previews April 1 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night is set for April 23. View All (4) View Comments The creative team for Casa Valentina includes scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Rita Ryack, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design and original music by Fitz Patton, hair and makeup design by Jason Hayes and fight direction by Thomas Schall. Mare Winninghamlast_img read more

Fiddler on the Roof Revival Sets Broadway Start Date has confirmed that the previously reported Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on November 17, 2015. The new production will be directed by Bartlett Sher and featured choreography by Hofesh Shecter, based on the work of original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. While no theater or casting has been announced, there is speculation that five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein may play the role of Tevye.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.Fiddler first opened on Broadway in 1964, winning nine Tonys. The most recent Great White revival opened in 2004 and starred Alfred Molina and later in the run, Harvey Fierstein. Star Files View Comments Fiddler on the Roof Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Danny Bursteinlast_img read more

The Oldest Boy, Starring Celia Keenan-Bolger, Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgThe world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy, starring three-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and James Yaegashi, officially opens off-Broadway on November 3. The production, directed by Rebecca Taichman, is playing at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. In The Oldest Boy, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman (Keenan-Bolger) and a Tibetan man (Yaegashi), is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love when two monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master. His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep him home. In addition to Keenan-Bolger and Yaegashi, the cast of The Oldest Boy includes Ernest Abuba, Tsering Dorjee, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and Nami Yamamoto. The Oldest Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014 Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more Playlist! Stream Songs About Moms From Hairspray, Rent & More

first_img View Comments Forgot to get something for your mom for Mother’s Day? Never fear, is here to make you look like son/daughter/witch of the year. Just grab your momma, put her feet up on a throw pillow and play her’s Mother’s Day playlist. From Mama Rose to Mark’s Mom, we’ve got a lineup of matriarchs singing great Broadway songs—and kids singing tunes to their moms, too. Your mother will be so honored you remembered her special day, she’ll forget all about that money you borrowed last week. Click below to stream the playlist on Spotify!last_img

Ben Platt & More Set For Off-Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen

first_img Related Shows Broadway alum and Pitch Perfect fave Ben Platt will headline the off-Broadway premiere of Dear Evan Hansen. The new musical from Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson played Washington, D.C’s Arena Stage last year, with Platt originating the title role. Tickets are now available for the production, which will begin performances at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on March 26, with opening night set for May 1. The limited engagement is currently scheduled to run through May 22.Also returning for the off-Broadway transfer are Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor and Will Roland as Jared. Tony nominee John Dossett and Kristolyn Lloyd will round out the cast as Larry and Alana, respectively.Platt made his Broadway debut in 2014 in The Book of Mormon, reprising his performance as Elder Cunningham after taking on the role in the Chicago sit-down and national tour. His film credits include the Pitch Perfect films and Ricki and the Flash opposite Meryl Streep. Susan Blackwell stole his kite virginity.Thompson most recently appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It; her additional credits include a Tony-nominated turn in Urinetown, Wicked and Footloose. Jones, who recently starred in First Daughter Suite at the Public Theater, has appeared on Broadway in Pippin, Hair and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Dreyfuss’ Great White Way credits include Hair and Once. Faist made his Broadway debut in Newsies. Roland is a resident artist and board member at Studio42. Dossett earned a Tony nomination for the 2003 revival of Gypsy and has recently appeared on Broadway in Pippin and Newsies. Lloyd returns to Second Stage after appearing in Invisible Thread; her additional credits include The Liquid Plain and Heathers off-Broadway and The Bold and the Beautiful on screen.All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter—that led to the incident—that started the lie—that ignited a movement—that inspired a community—and changed Evan’s status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?With a book by Levenson, lyrics by Pasek and music by Paul, the production, directed by Michael Greif, will feature choreography by Danny Mefford, set design by David Korins, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and projection design by Peter Nigrini. Dear Evan Hansen View Comments from $89.00center_img Star Files Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (Photo: Margot Schulman) Ben Plattlast_img read more

Watch Something Rotten!’s Adam Pascal Perform ‘Hard to Be the Bard’

first_img View Comments Adam Pascal Related Shows Star Files It may be hard to be the Bard, but dang does Something Rotten! star Adam Pascal make it look easy. The Broadway fave and Rent Tony nominee will complete the eggcellent tuner’s Broadway run, which is set to end on January 1, 2017. But fear not: as previously announced, he will join current co-stars Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti on Rotten!’s national tour, which kicks off on January 17 in Boston. While you get hyped up to catch him on the Great White Way or in a city near you, check out’s Broadway Unplugged video of Pascal strumming out “Hard to Be the Bard.” Delightfully different from our own “Hard to Be the Bard” music vid with Borle, Pascal proves that all he needs is an acoustic guitar and those signature golden pipes of his to rock hard. Check out the full performance below, and be sure to catch Pascal in his sexy stint at the St. James!center_img Adam Pascal Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten!last_img read more

Sex Secrets of Catfish

first_img“Fat content varies greatly with the cooking method, though,” said extension foodsspecialist Judy Harrison. “If you just can’t resist the crunchy skin of fried chicken,broiled or baked catfish removes the temptation.” Those young fish hook diners, too. Most catfish lovers prefer their catfish small,especially their fried catfish. Some claim the milder meat tastes sweeter. So the youngfish may reel in premium prices for the producer. “This technique allows the farmers to market their fish earlier, saving about $5 per fishin carrying costs,” Burtle said. They can keep the fish they need to breedfaster-growing hybrids and sell the others while they’re young. When the two fish species are about a year old, Burtle said, farmers can use ultrasoundequipment to separate the fish by gender into pens. Then they can sell the female bluecatfish and the male channel catfish. “We use ultrasound technology to determine the sex of channel and blue catfish,” saidDr. Gary Burtle, an aquaculturist at the University of Georgia Coastal PlainExperiment Station in Tifton, Ga. “That allows more efficient reproduction and morefish getting to the markets.” Burtle said new hybrids result in larger fish that can be more disease-resistant. When amale blue catfish is bred to a female channel catfish, a new hybrid results: a bluechannel. This hybrid can grow 15 percent to 30 percent faster than the parent species. So why do catfish farmers need to know if they have males or females in their ponds? In the past, catfish farmers had to wait five years for the blue catfish to mature sexuallyto know if they had males or females. And by that time, the farmer had paid to raisefish he might not need. It costs about $1.25 per year to raise a catfish to maturity. Until now, the only effective way to know if a fish was male or female was bydissection — cutting open the fish to see the reproductive organs. But that’s not veryefficient. In 1996, Georgia farmers sent about $20 million worth of catfish to processors.Nationwide, the farm catfish crop was worth more than $364 million. Extension experts say catfish is a fairly low-fat meat. It has about the same fat contentas skinless white chicken meat. U.S. doctors have used ultrasound for years to keep track of an unborn baby’s size anddevelopment. More recently they use it to identify organs and diagnose diseases. Nowfarmers use it on fish. last_img read more

Farm-fresh Food.

first_imgHave you had one too many tasteless tomatoes? Had it with heads of lettuce that are limp the day after you buy them? There is a way to bring fresh produce to your door.It’s called Community Supported Agriculture.Essentially, shareholders (consumers) pay for food before it’splanted to help offset farmers’ production costs. Then thefarmers provide the shareholders fresh, and most oftenorganically grown, produce all season.Community Supported Agriculture began to take hold in the United States in the 1980s. Now there are more than 1,000 CSA farms across the county.”The CSA concept has a greater likelihood for success in an urban area because of the population,” said Mark Risse, an agricultural engineer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But it’s not a necessity.”In Georgia, CSAs are close to major cities.”A CSA in northern Florida grows for the local school district in a semirural area,” Risse said. “Anywhere will work as long asthere is a population base with a demand for locally grownproduce.”Atlanta now has two seasonal organic farmers’ markets and abooming direct restaurant supply business.”Many of the chefs in quality restaurants demand high-quality,fresh produce,” Risse said. “And these farmers contract to supplyit.”To tap into the growing demand for fresh food alternatives, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Network put together a list of CSA farms nationwide. The list has names and contact information for 450 CSA farms in almost every state.”Given the growing interest in eating nutritious fresh food, we wanted to provide an easy source of information about CSA,” said Jill Auburn, director of USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, which funds SAN.Georgia CSAs on the list are Gaia Gardens in Decatur and theUnion Agricultural Institute in Blairsville.”CSA provides a great way for the producers and consumers of our food to gain all sorts of benefits, from fair wages to fresh food to on-farm learning experiences, because they live near eachother,” Auburn said.The CSA concept tends to unite people to support a farm. The farm truly becomes a community enterprise. The grower and membersshare both the risks and the benefits of food production.Getting and keeping shareholders is one of the toughest hurdles a CSA faces.”There is a lot of work in developing the CSA and then inmaintaining the market once it’s created,” Risse said. “Once thisis done, usually demand will exceed the CSA’s ability to supply,as is happening in Atlanta. Organizations like Georgia Organicscan help in setting up a CSA or co-op.”So can the Georgia Extension Service. “The SustainableAgriculture Research and Education program, housed on the UGAGriffin campus, has producer grants that could help establishCSAs,” Risse said. Get more information, CSA farmers use organic or sustainable farming methods and strive to provide fresh, high-quality foods. Most CSA farms offer diverse vegetables, fruits and herbs in season. Someprovide a full array of farm products, including eggs, meat,milk, baked goods, honey and even firewood. Many CSA farmersenjoy the chance to teach others about the challenges of growinggood food.To see the complete CSA list, visit the web site There you can search for CSAs bystate.Get a list of CSA farms in any state, too, by writing toCSA/CSREES, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Stop 2207, Washington, DC20250-2207. Organizations can request a free copy of the printedCSA directory at the same address.last_img read more