Mayville Independence Day Fireworks Display No Longer In Doubt

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – After weeks of uncertainty, Mayville’s Independence Day fireworks celebration will be taking place this 4th of July.Rita Jacobson, a longtime Mayville Independence Day Committee member, tells WNYNewsNow her group has been working with local officials over the past month to provide some sort of festivity in the county.“I think it is a big win for not just for our committee but our whole community,” said Jacobson. “I think people are very anxious to have some sense of normally back; this gives people a little bit of normalcy for the 4th of July. They may not be having their big parade and big huge gatherings, but we can at least still celebrate our country’s independence and freedom.”Fireworks will take off from the waterfront at Lakeside Park in Mayville at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, with the park closed to the public as a “fallout zone” for the fireworks crew. Jacobson encourages community members looking to watch the show view from other areas around the northern end of the lake.“We felt that by putting it on the lake it actually opened up the viewing area,” explained Jacobson. “We used to shoot them from quite a ways back from the lakeshore, so the park was the ideal place, but now it is going to open it up more for the whole north end of the lake.”Jacobson says fireworks will likely be seen by not just those on the lake, but also those on the higher hilltop areas of the northern end of the county.The Mayville 4th of July Committee is asking those in attendance to adhere to state social distancing guidance and be respectful of one another.The 4th of July parade was previously canceled due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. 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

Motown Will Open in London’s West End in Spring 2016

first_img View Comments Hail to the beat! The previously reported London production of Motown The Musical will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End in March 2016. According to the Daily Mail, the venue’s current occupant, Memphis, is expected to close in October.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical’s score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.The Broadway production played its final performance on January 18 at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre to make way for Finding Neverland. Motown intends to return to the Great White Way in summer 2016 at a Nederlander theater to be announced.last_img read more

Watch Hamilton Get a Shout-Out in Will & Grace’s Reunion

first_imgSean Hayes & Debra Messing View Comments Hamilton is officially everywhere—even in a beloved sitcom from the ’90s and early 2000s. On the eve of the highly anticipated presidential debate on September 26, Will & Grace returned with a hilarious scene. Between bringing back our favorite characters and teeing off zingers about a slew of current events (Brangelina and Ryan Lochte even get mentions), the Internet has quickly gone into a frenzy about whether Will & Grace will come back for a revival (not unlike Gilmore Girls). That remains to be seen, but what Broadway alums Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally have already given us is pretty fantastic; the fab four united ten years later as the highly quotable Will, Grace, Jack and Karen to discuss the 2016 election. Bask in the gorgeous nostalgia of the scene below and #VoteHoney!last_img read more

Stony Brook Student Killed in Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver killed a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who was rollerblading near SUNY Stony Brook University, where he was a graduate student, on Wednesday night, Suffolk County police said.Artem Ayzen was rollerblading on North Country Road when he was struck by an eastbound truck that fled the scene shortly before 11 p.m., police said.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he died.The suspect’s vehicle was described as a dark-colored SUV with front-end damage.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed or has information on this crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220- TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

‘Community First’ earns Jimese Harkley 2015 Next Top Credit Union Exec Award

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr ​Another banner year for CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition, as we have a 2015 winner. And that would be America’s First Federal Credit Union Philanthropy and Community Relations Manager Jimese Harkley. Watch our interview with Jimese as she shares her experience along with her award-winning “Community First Campaign.” continue reading »last_img

Pennsylvania Restaurants and Bars Required to Protect Workers and Patrons During COVID-19

first_imgPennsylvania Restaurants and Bars Required to Protect Workers and Patrons During COVID-19 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Guidance Requires Mask Wearing, 50 percent OccupancyThe Wolf Administration reminded Pennsylvanians of the requirements put in place for restaurants and bars to protect the health and safety of workers and patrons from COVID-19.“As we continue to make public health and safety a top priority, it’s also important that we take measured and necessary steps so that Pennsylvanians can patronize businesses safely,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “Restaurants and bars offer families and friends a place to gather and socialize while enjoying food and drink, and we want to make sure that business owners and staff have the proper precautions in place to protect workers and patrons. We have put forth guidance with critical requirements to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 so that these businesses can remain open.”Under the governor’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania, in the green phase of the state’s reopening plan restaurants and bars may open at 50 percent occupancy.Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry guidance was developed in coordination with the Restaurant and Lodging Association. Pursuant to the guidance, all businesses and employees in the restaurant and retail food service industry are required to do the following:Require all customers to wear masks while entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling throughout the restaurant or retail food service business. Face coverings may be removed while seated.Provide at least six feet between parties at tables or physical barriers between customers where booths are arranged back to back. If tables or other seating are not movable, seat parties at least six feet apart.Where possible, stagger work stations to avoid employees standing next to each other. Where six feet of separation is not possible, consider spacing options that include other mitigation efforts with increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing surfaces.Establish a limit for the number of employees in shared spaces, including break rooms, and offices to maintain at least a six-foot distance.Don’t use shared tables among multiple parties unless the seats can be arranged to maintain six feet of distance between parties.Train all employees on the importance and expectation of increased frequency of handwashing, the use of hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, and provide clear instructions to avoid touching hands to face.Assign employee(s) to monitor and clean high touch areas frequently while in operation.Provide physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signage on walls to ensure that customers remain at least six feet apart in lines or waiting for seating or in line for the restroom.All businesses must follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health guidance for social distancing and cleaning.No business is required to conduct in-person operations and should not do so if unable to follow applicable guidance.As the Wolf administration closely monitors public health indicators, strict compliance with the guidance is critical to prevent spread, and the need for more stringent restrictions.The administration also supports local governments’ more stringent protections for dining establishments’ workers and customers, such as those actions taken this week by Allegheny and Philadelphia counties.The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) will be conducting compliance checks at licensed facilities to ensure that the requirements of the guidance are observed. Failure to comply risks citation by the BLCE, a fine of up to $1,000, and possible suspension and/or revocation of the liquor license.More information about the Wolf Administration’s COVID-19 response is available at esta página en español.center_img July 01, 2020last_img read more

Supply is not the issue when it comes to the question of housing affordability

first_imgProperty analyst, Simon Pressley, said his research shows that claims of undersupply driving property prices up were misleading. Picture: SuppliedCLAIMS that a housing supply shortfall was to blame for high property prices are misleading, said Propertyology head of research, Simon Pressley.Mr Pressley said some commentators had confused the strong performance of Sydney and Melbourne’s property markets with undersupply while dwellings approvals were at historic highs.“While vested interest groups and some segments of the community will be quick to disagree with me, the evidence does not support those statements,” he said.Mr Pressley analysed residential dwelling construction and population over two three-year periods and found national supply was already at record levels.“Over the past three calendar years, 676,067 new residential dwellings were approved compared to 461,383 for the three years ending 2008,” he said.Mr Pressley said Australia’s population growth over each of those three-year blocks was 1.063 million and 1.164 million, respectively.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“In other words, Australia’s population growth was about 100,000 less however, we approved 200,000 more dwellings,” he said.Mr Pressley said strong house price growth in Sydney and Melbourne compared to other capitals was due to factors other than supply.“The thing is, the stronger economy and consumer sentiment which comes with it — at a time when interest rates are at a record low — increases buyer activity to levels over and above the underlying demand of population growth,” he said.“We only need to look at cities like Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to see what can happen when consumer sentiment isn’t as strong while supply levels are high.”Mr Pressley’s position is counter to other commentators who’ve claim a lack of supply had created elevated house prices.The Urban Development Institute of Australia said supply continues to play a big part in keeping property affordable.“Supply will continue to be the dominant factor in addressing housing affordability concerns and it is a positive move by the Government to tie State and local governments to housing targets through funding agreements,” according to the UDIA.In the past, both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison have supported the idea that part of the solution to affordability was to remove impediments to housing supply.last_img read more

Smith pumped up for England clash

first_imgMOHALI, India, CMC – Opener Devon Smith says scoring his maiden One-Day International century has given him added confidence for West Indies’ clash with England next Thursday in Chennai. The left-hander made 107 last Friday as West Indies beat Ireland by 44-runs to inch even closer to a quarter-final spot of the ongoing World Cup. “I’m feeling very happy at the moment and I’m happy for the fantastic support of my team-mates and all those people who supported me and believed in me over the years,” said Smith, who surpassed his previous best of 91 against South Africa three years ago. “Winning a match for the West Indies feels great! I am now more confident and I’m looking ahead to the next game against England in Chennai. “That is the next step and that is all we are concentrating on at the moment. We will be look to move from strength to strength.”Smith faced 133 balls and struck 13 fours and one six, and anchored the innings after West Indies were sent in to bat. He put on a slow 89 for the first wicket with Shiv Chanderpaul (35) but was involved a frenetic 88-run stand for the fourth wicket with Kieron Pollard who fell just short of three figures with a robust 94. “Doing so well and helping the team to a victory … has given me great confidence,” said the 29-year-old. “I started slowly but I knew that if I battled out to the end of the innings I would be able to cash in and get a good score at the end. It’s all about the team and I batted for the team.”West Indies were missing talismanic opener Chris Gayle who pulled out of the side with an abdominal strain, and Smith said this was his cue to shoulder the responsibility. “With Chris out … I realised from very early that I had to step up and be counted in a big way,” he explained. “I was asked to take on the responsibility and I am happy I did it. It feels really good that I could get my first ODI century in a winning cause and help us get closer to next stage of the World Cup.” The victory left West Indies second in the standings on six points from four matches, with remaining fixtures against England and Group B leaders India. With the century, Smith moved to 202 runs for the World Cup at an average of 50.5.Source: Cana News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share NewsSports Smith pumped up for England clash by: – March 14, 2011 30 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Prov’l gov’t not lifting ban on ASF pork anytime soon

first_imgBureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has quarantineofficers at the Iloilo Airport to make sure no pork, pork products andbyproducts from ASF-hit areas enter the province. * certificate of vehicle registration Defensor said seaports in the province such asthose in Dumangas, Ajuy and Carles are also being monitored. The following are the requirements: * the DA detected DNA traces of ASF virus inbatches of hotdogs and skinless longanisa sourced from Luzon * livestock and poultry transport / carriercertificate These areas were Luzon and the countries ofLatvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Belgium, Bulgaria,Moldova, Czech Republic,  South Africa,Zambia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao People’s Republic,South Korea, and China. * farm registration * sporadic cases of ASF were still reported inRizal, Bulacan, National Capitol Region, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Caviteand other areas of Luzon and these pose a lingering threat to the swineindustry of the province of Iloilo * livestock handler’s permitcenter_img * disinfection clearance * veterinary health certificate (VHC) andveterinary shipping permit Executive Order No. 027 cited the followingreasons for extending the temporary ban: ASF causes high fever, loss of appetite,hemorrhage, and death among domestic and wild pigs, thus a threat to the localswine industry. Only those that meet the regulatoryrequirements of the BAI would be allowed to enter Iloilo, he stressed. In Executive Order No. 027, series of 2020,Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. extended the temporary ban until the Department ofAgriculture (DA) has declared as ASF-free those areas that the agencyidentified as having been hit by the ASF virus. ILOILO – The provincial government is not keenon lifting the temporary ban it imposed beginning October last year on swine,pork, pork products and byproducts from areas hit by the African swine fever(ASF). All swine, pork, pork products and by-productsshall also be accompanied by National Meat Inspection Service or LocalGovernment Unit Meat Inspection Certificate./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Capture Ripley County Volleyball Title

first_imgBatesville brings home trophies from RCT in both levels of play.JV from Coach Shelly Prickel: The Batesville JV volleyball team captured the Ripley County Tourney title in convincing fashion with a 25-12, 25-8 opening round win over Milan followed by a 25-10, 25-12 victory over Jac-Cen-Del in the championship game.In the Milan game, Monica Gerstbauer earned 17 service points including 5 aces. Kelsey Shupe and Tori Kurtz each had 8 good attacks earning 4 and 2 kills respectively. In the championship game Gerstbauer led in serving again with 12 points, while Anna Bauer chipped in with 8. Shupe led the front line with 6 kills. Caitlyn Broering and Kerigan Haskamp each earned 2 kills. Katie Bedel, Bauer, Cece Hund, and Nikki Fox all contributed a kill in the winning effort. The team’s record is now 12-1.Varsity. Defeats Milan 25-21, 25-16 (round 1).Defeats South Ripley 25-16, 18-25, 17-15 (Championship)Great overall effort was being given on both sides… It showed how much winning the county means to all of the players. We were just fortunate enough to show our mettle at the right moment. We were actually on the losing side of 15 when the Raiders got to 14. I think having played in 7 five game matches this year to date gave us the composure we needed.On the Day, Morgan Meyer was 100% serving 19 times with one ace. Audrey Amberger # 8 finished hitting .342 on 38 swings, notching 16 kills w/only 3 errors. Kylie Laker #7 had 24 Assists on 66 attempts with 14 digs, and Jenna Ertel #11 notched 26 digs.All three teams will travel to EIAC Rival East Central on Monday with freshman serving first @ 5:00pm. JV will follow the first match with Varsity finishing the last match of the evening.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more