JCC Women’s Basketball Coach Resigns

first_imgJAMESTOWN – This week, Travis Wells, the head coach of the JCC Lady Jayhawks Basketball team, resigned from his position. The move comes after the Jayhawks finished the 2019-2020 season 10-16, and losing to Niagara County Community College in the Region III Division II Semi-Finals.Wells spent more than 25 years being on staff for the JCC Lady Jayhawks.In his five seasons as head coach, Wells guided the Jayhawks to a 62-71 record. Wells also received the Region III Division II Coach of the Year award after the 2017-2018 season, when JCC finished 19-7 and made it to the Regional Semi-Finals.The vacant coaching spot is open for any coaches who are interested in taking the reins for the job. 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

Cooler Weekend With Better Rain Chances Likely

first_imgJAMESTOWN – The heat wave we saw this past week will temporary come to an end for the weekend, with an addition of some much needed rain fall to the area. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be cooler with highs in the upper-70’s.Saturday night racing gets underway at Stateline speedway with mostly cloudy skies, a scattered shower or storm is possibles through the evening and over night. Highs in the evening near-70 with lows over-night in the lower-60’s.Sunday will be partly cloudy, a few showers are possible with highs near 80. The start of the work week will begin with temperatures near 80. But as the week moves on, the temperatures will rise and so will the humidity. Another heatwave looks to be in the works.Otherwise the days will feature sunshine with the risk for pop-up showers and stroms. Much like this past week.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.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

Free Girl Scout Cookies Available On National S’mores Day

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) Image by the Girl Scouts of Western New York.WESTERN NEW YORK — The Girl Scouts of Western New York are adding a sweet touch and taste to Aug. 10, which is National S’mores Day.The Girl Scouts are offering one free package of cookies including the famous Girl Scout S’mores cookies, while supplies last.For one day only, one free package of Girl Scout cookies will be given with any purchase made at GSWNY’s Retail Shops for curbside pickup and cookies must be redeemed through curbside pickup on Aug. 10, 2020 from 1 to 4 p.m.Locations include the Jamestown Service Center, 2661 Horton Rd. National S’mores Day celebrates the nostalgic campfire treat known by millions around the world and composed of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker. In fact, Girl Scouts is credited with inventing the recipe when it was first introduced to the world in a 1927 Girl Scout publication.last_img read more

State Deficit Hits $14.5 Billion As Officials Try To Fill The Gap

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),Legalize marijuana,Stop funding illegal immigrants. Since under our state officials the state is not upholding the constitution and laws of the United States and the State of New York, due to the bad decisions of our state officials maybe they should be the first people of this state to feel the pinch. All state elected and appointed officials should have there pay frozen indefinitely until this situation is resolved. This would include the retirement accounts of all said officials. Past present and future.Also any burdens they put on the legal citizens and businesses of this states should be applied double to them. That is to includes taxes, fees,tolls, and other schemes they come up with inflect the people and business of New York.,Free healthcare…. Free College….. Free Rent….. Free Welfare…….. Free Foodstamps……Never thought that the $$$$$ had to come from somewhere… Spend.. Spend… Spend…. (It must be nice to be able to spend MORE than you make)And now we’re in the hole & guess what …. the working tax payers will have to pay the price for all the FREEBIES Photo: Matt H. Wade / CC BY 3.0ALBANY — The New York State budget deficit of $14.5 billion has state officials scratching their heads on how to close the gap, especially if the federal government doesn’t offer some form of bailout.On a Thursday conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said if there’s no federal aid, there are options than can be taken to “try to fill” the gap.“Taxes, cuts, borrowing, early retirement, all of the above, and all of the above won’t fill that hole,” Cuomo said,Permanent across the board 20 percent cuts for schools, hospitals and local governments haven’t been made, yet, there have been with-holdings, and counties across the state are already feeling financial pains. “They are now slowly turning off the reimbursement, and state funding valve to local governments and schools, so they can meet there they can slow the funds, going out of the state budget and try to close their budget gap. There are other ways that they can go about doing this, but this is the way that they have chosen,” said New York State Association of Counties Deputy Director Mark LaVigne.The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has put together a report of more than 80 recommendations that can be taken to close budget gaps.“I don’t think we can wait any longer. Honestly, there’s a good chance that Washington either doesn’t come through at all or comes through but not to the level that we need to continue to provide services that our residents need locally. So, we need some action from the state, we need some decisions from the state that will help counties and local governments and schools get through these times,” LaVigne said.Some actions include granting “permanent sales tax authority for all counties for a local sales tax at their existing rate or up to 4 percent,” temporarily allowing counties to exceed the property tax cap “without penalty” in certain cases, increasing Thruway tolls for out of state residents, and allowing mobile sports gaming that shares revenue with counties.last_img read more

A Night With Janis Joplin Cancels Off-Broadway Run

first_imgCry, cry baby. A spokesperson for A Night With Janis Joplin has confirmed that the off-Broadway run of the show “will postpone its opening indefinitely due to production issues.” The tuner, which played Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre earlier this season, was set to return to New York at the Gramercy Theatre beginning April 10. Mary Bridget Davies was scheduled to reprise her role as the titular rock legend. Mary Bridget Davies Written and directed by Randy Johnson, A Night with Janis Joplin celebrated the inspirations of one of rock’s greatest legends and took audiences on a musical journey with Joplin after her unforgettable voice made her a must-see headliner all across the country when she exploded onto the music scene in 1967. The show featured many of Joplin’s hit songs, including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Down on Me,” “Summertime,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Ball ‘n’ Chain,” “Maybe,” “Kozmic Blues,” “Cry Baby” and “Mercedes Benz.”center_img View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Cheyenne Jackson, Mary-Louise Parker & More to Serve on 2014-15 Tony Nominating Committee

first_imgThe Tonys may have just happened on Sunday, but it’s time to start thinking about next year! The nominating committee for the 2014-15 Tony Awards has been announced. Among the returning members are Cheyenne Jackson, playwright Stephen Karam, John Leguizamo and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker. New names include Tony winner Debra Monk and director Susan H. Schulman. Tony nominators attend every Broadway production and select Tony nominees at the end of the season.The complete nominating committee for the 2014-15 Broadway season is as follows (* indicates new members):Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, The Vineyard TheatreArin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director, Theatre for a New AudienceIra Bernstein, former producer/general manager/stage manager/casting directorSusan Birkenhead, lyricistMark Brokaw, Artistic Director, Yale Institute for Music Theatre/Director*Barry Brown, retired Broadway producerDonald Byrd, choreographerBen Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NYMary Schmidt Campbell, Dean, Tisch School of the ArtsVeronica Claypool, arts management consultant, Full Circle Management 
Group/former GM*Paul Cremo, dramaturg/Director of Opera Commissioning Program, The Metropolitan 
OperaJohn Darnton, former Cultural Editor, The New York TimesJacqueline Z. Davis, Executive Director, The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln 
CenterRick Elice, playwright*Harvey Evans, actor*Paul Gallo, lighting designerKent Gash, director/Founding Director of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on 
BroadwayLiza Gennaro, choreographer*Jenny Gersten, Executive Director, Friends of the High LineAdam Guettel, composer/lyricistWendall K. Harrington, projection designer/lecturerPhilip Himberg, Artistic Director, Sundance Institute Theatre Program*Jack Hofsiss, theater/film/television directorAnn Hould-Ward, costume designerJulie Hughes, former casting directorCheyenne Jackson, actorStephen Karam, playwrightCorby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic MagazineDick Latessa, actorJohn Leguizamo, actor/playwright*Kate Levin, Cultural Assets Management Principal, Bloomberg Associates*Reynold Levy, former President of Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsSara Lukinson, documentary film producer/television writer*Patricia Marx, American humorist and writer/former television writerMarsha Mason, actor/playwright*Jim McLaughlin, former producer, CBS News/TV feature and documentary producer*Roger Morgan, lighting designer/theater designer*Debra Monk, actor*Katherine Oliver, media and entertainment executive*Christian Parker, Associate Artistic Director at Atlantic Theater Company/Chair, Columbia MFA 
Theatre ProgramMary-Louise Parker, actor*Ravi S. Rajan, Dean, School of the Arts – SUNY PurchaseNigel Redden, General Director, Spoleto Festival USA/Director, Lincoln Center Festival*Susan H. Schulman, director/President, Stage Directors & Choreographers SocietyArlene Shuler, President & CEO, New York City CenterScott Schwartz, directorLinda Shelton, Executive Director, Joyce Theater Foundation*Wynn Thomas, production designerRobin Wagner, scenic designer*Preston Whiteway, Executive Director, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Star Files Mary-Louise Parkercenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Watch Three Broadway-Bound Illusionists Blow Your Mind

first_img View Comments Related Shows An anti-conjurer, a futurist and an inventor walked into Radio City Music Hall on August 20. And it was f**king terrifying. Dan Sperry, Adam Trent and Kevin James, three members of The Illusionists, took to the America’s Got Talent stage at Radio City and gave a taste of the tricks they will have up their sleeves when they take their talents to Broadway this fall. Check out their AGT performance below, complete with a very literal take on “stage to screen,” a few rapidly multiplying doves and a guy who you would absolutely not want to be your surgeon, then see them at the Marquis Theatre from November 26. The Illusionists Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016last_img read more

Weekend Poll Top Three: How Very! Fans Want to Pass Notes with Heathers’ Veronica

first_img 1. Veronica, Heathers—22% She’s not even technically a “Broadway” student, and yet she still won. Veronica Sawyer is just that badass. But here’s a tip: try to stay on her good side. She has some questionable taste in “friends,” and there’s a distinct possibility that you could end up a dead girl walking if you cross her. Just shy away from the prairie oysters, and you should be fine. 3. Elle Woods, Legally Blonde—10% Elle seems like the kind of girl who you could swap beauty secrets with in the back, but when it’s time to get “serious,” you could still trust her as your study buddy. She did end up valedictorian, after all. All those boring Harvard seminars would be “so much better” with Elle by our side. Hear that sound? Yes, it’s the dreaded school bell. Summer camp is over; it’s time to crawl out of the pool and hit the books. Hopefully your teachers, principles, professors, headmistresses, et cetera make the return to the classroom marginally tolerable, but at least you have your friends to keep you company. And by friends, we of course mean fictional characters in musical theater. We asked you which Broadway student you’d like to pass notes with in the back of the class this semester. The votes are in, and here’s what you had to say! 2. Elphaba, Wicked—15% Let’s be honest. This girl could definitely use some more friends. Glinda’s great, but pink isn’t the only thing that goes good with green. (What about tangerine?) Though would Elphaba be one to pass notes at the back of the class at Shiz University? We have a feeling she’d be too busy answering all of the professors’ questions in the front row. View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Amanda Seyfried Tapped for Hurlyburly & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Amanda Seyfried Tapped for HurlyburlyThe Way We Get By’s Amanda Seyfried and Marin Ireland will join original 2005 revival cast members Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn in Hurlyburly on April 26. Directed by Scott Elliott, the one-night-only reading of David Rabe’s play will benefit The New Group and take place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The show played Broadway in 1984 before being revived off-Broadway in 2005 and again last year.Megan Hilty Eyes Return to the StageMegan Hilty has a plethora of projects on the horizon! According to E! Online, the Broadway fave is in negotiations to star in a play and also to return to Encores! this fall. Hilty also revealed more information about the previously reported division of songs between her and Smash co-star Katharine McPhee at the upcoming June 8 Bombshell concert. “It’s all the old standards. I’m going to be doing ‘National Pastime’ and ‘[They Just Keep] Moving the Line’ and the two of us will be singing ‘Let Me Be Your Star’ and ‘Don’t Forget Me’ and—Gosh, ‘Hang the Moon,’ ‘Secondhand White Baby Grand.'” Along with working on a TV pilot, the busy mom has also just shot a video with her hubby Brian Gallagher—check it out here!Women on the Verge to Close EarlyJeffrey Lane and David Yazbek’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which closed early on Broadway in 2011, will also shutter prematurely in London. The revamped musical officially opened on January 12 at the Playhouse Theatre and was originally supposed to run through August 22, but will now end its engagement on May 23. The production stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Willemijn Verkaik and more.Liza Minnelli Pens Op-Ed on Kander & Ebb Liza Minnelli composed a touching editorial on April 23 about John Kander and Fred Ebb to mark the Great White Way opening of the last musical the duo worked on together. “The Visit represents the final moment in one of the most remarkable ongoing collaborations in the history of the theater,” wrote Minnelli, who won an Oscar for her performance in the pair’s Cabaret and Tonys for their productions The Act and Flora, The Red Menace. “To give you an idea of the kind of impact they have had, at least one Kander and Ebb show has been running on Broadway during 41 of the last 50 years. This year alone, there have been three.”Kelsey Grammer on Why He Believes in NeverlandKelsey Grammer stopped by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael on April 23 to talk his star turn in Finding Neverland. “Broadway is the most remarkable community and they’re so supportive,” the Emmy winner observed. And what of the show? “This is the greatest thing I’ve ever done.” Check out the interview below and then the new tuner at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Star Filescenter_img Megan Hiltylast_img read more

Sweeten Up Your Tony Awards Party with Pastry Chef & Broadway Geek Zac Young

first_img View Comments I Can Cook-ie TooChocolate “Chip” cookies with sea salt“My college buddy Alysha Umphress nails it nightly in On the Town with her soulful and brassy ‘I Can Cook Too.’ The chocolate chip cookie is a classic American treat, and the sea salt adds a modern—and nautical—twist. Also, ‘I Can Cook Too’ is my anthem. If I ever do a cabaret show at 54 Below, it will be called that.” GET THE RECIPE Curious Blintz-identsMini blintzes with blueberry and mascarpone fillings”Curious Incident, whoa. I had never experienced anything like that. I can’t even talk about it without bursting into tears. I was particularly moved by the dynamic between Christopher and his father. My father loves blintzes, and is quite good at making them—from the package. So blintzes it is!” GET THE RECIPE About Zac YoungPrior to culinary school, Young trained at Boston Conservatory and worked in the wig department at Radio City Music Hall. It was there that he picked up a cookie-baking habit, which led to his sweet career change. “Pastry was perfect,” he says, “because I was really good at science and had the flair for the dramatic.” Young loves Broadway, and Broadway truly loves him back. He created a donut tower—an alternative to a wedding cake—for Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, and his appearances on Top Chef: Just Desserts and Unique Sweets have made him a familiar face. His friendship with Keala Settle blossomed when she recognized him in an elevator: “I didn’t know if I should say something, but she turns around and goes, ‘We need to talk because I’m obsessed with you.’” Belting and baking: they go hand in hand. Essie’s Love DreamsMeringues with white chocolate, coconut & almonds“I wanted to take Annaleigh Ashford’s over-the-top performance in You Can’t Take It With You and do something ridiculous. ‘Love Dreams’ were taken directly from the script and dressed up to match her whimsical tutu. It’s what I imagine they serve in The Nutcracker when they go to the Land of Sweets.” GET THE RECIPEcenter_img An American Macaron in ParisMacarons with peanut butter & jelly filling“I’m so excited that dance shows are back, and I wanted to do something cheeky with An American in Paris. I took a classic French pasty and did classic American flavors in it with the peanut butter and jelly. Literally American in Paris.” GET THE RECIPE A Tony Awards celebration isn’t complete without themed eats, and we know just the guy to add pizzazz to your pastries. Broadway.com is teaming up with David Burke Group’s executive pastry chef and theater enthusiast Zac Young, who is sharing four decadent confections inspired by Tony-nominated productions. While cooking up a storm at Burke’s midtown hotspot fabrick, Young discussed his ride from show tunes to sweets, with stops at Radio City and the Cooking Channel along the way. Check out the dazzling desserts below, print the recipes and get cooking! Zac Young and his ‘An American in Paris’-themed macaronslast_img read more