Chautauqua County Issues Code Blue Warning

first_imgWNY News Now Image.MAYVILLE – Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills have prompted the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to issue a Code Blue Warning.This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower and requires shelter access to anyone in need of assistance.During normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, people seeking emergency shelter should report to the Department of Health and Human Services offices in Dunkirk or Jamestown where emergency shelter will be arranged.After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays, persons seeking emergency shelter or those who know of someone who is in need of emergency shelter or who is experiencing homelessness should contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911 and shelter assistance will be provided. Assistance will also be provided by any local law enforcement agency in Chautauqua County.The following agencies are also able to assist with Code Blue placements in Chautauqua County:Brooks Hospital, UPMC Chautauqua Hospital and The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene;The United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) City Mission can be utilized by adult males and is located at 7 West First Street, Jamestown, and may be contacted by calling (716) 488-7480.In addition, the following Chautauqua County warming centers may be open during the following hours and at the following locations. It is strongly encouraged that people seeking warming center assistance contact the site to determine specific hours and closures: 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

Chautauqua County Sheriff: Release Of Inmates Not Because Of COVID-19

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),My son has been harassed by his ex-girlfriend. He has a order of protection against him, but SHE CONSTANTLY TEXTS HIM, CALLS HIM! VISITS HIM, BUT GUESS WHO IS IN JAIL!! NOT HER!! ITS HIM. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.MAYVILLE – Numerous readers have recently expressed concern about the release of inmates from the Chautauqua County Jail due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. WNYNewsNow reached out to Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone Thursday morning to ask him about the situation. Quattrone confirmed that the court system released inmates as a precaution, but dispelled any concerns that the virus may have been brought into or out of the jail.“The courts have released people from the jail after a careful consideration of their records or charges,” Quattrone said. “By doing that, we are able to be better with having social distancing among the inmates.”The county’s top law enforcement officer says that his department has taken several precautions with the staff and inmates in the jail. Inmates are not allowed visitors at this time, and any vendor or inmate that is brought into the jail will be screened before they’re aloud in. Quattrone adds that there is one single point of entry for staff. Quattrone says that all county employees who remain working are required to self-screen every 12 hours before going to work, adding that his staff is doing additional screening when they arrive on campus.Stores nationwide are experiencing a high demand for toilet paper, as well as various food products. Quattrone said, other than a brief “scare” on toilet paper due to a back order, his staff hasn’t experienced a supply shortage.Quattrone says that he’s worked with various county entities to ensure that, should the jail see a shortage of toilet paper, his staff could receive a supply.WNYNewsNow also asked Quattrone what precautions have been taken for his road deputies as they respond to reported crimes and other emergencies. He says that “somewhat, business has been usual.”“Many of the things that we are stressing, such as social distancing, those are things we’ve stressed throughout their basic training, as far as having distance between us and individuals,” Quattrone said. “We are, as a result of the COVID-19 (pandemic), our dispatchers are asking specific questions when calls come in to do somewhat of a screen. But we’re having our officers just assume that those people could have the virus.”Quattrone says his officers have masks, goggles and gloves that they can put on themselves should they run into anyone who exhibit visible symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.Quattrone also says that the crisis is “not a time to be fearful. It’s a time to be respectful.”“When I say respectful, respectful of each other, but also respectful of the virus,” Quattrone said. “It’s not something to be feared, but it’s something to be respected….It’s a time to socialize, but do it at a safe distance.”last_img read more

Frozen Short Film, Featuring New Song, Slated for Spring 2015

first_imgIt may still be in the sweltering mid-80s in New York, but Frozen remains on our minds. During the September 2 ABC broadcast of The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic, it was revealed that a new animated short based on the Oscar-winning Disney flick will premiere next spring. The film, titled Frozen Fever, will include a new original song from EGOT winner Robert Lopez and his Frozen collaborator and wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. View Comments According to Variety, Frozen Fever will take place on Anna’s birthday, as Elsa and Kristoff plan to throw her a perfect celebration. But Elsa’s wintery powers may get in the way (once again), putting more than just the party in jeopardy. Olaf, the summer-loving snowman, will also make an appearance. No official word yet on whether the movie’s all-star cast will reprise their vocal performances, but we have a feeling they’ll be on board for a little bit more of the global phenomenon.center_img While we all wait, take a look at this clip from The Story of Frozen below, all about that Oscar-winning tune we’re still singing to ourselves. You have Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at the piano, director/screenwriter Jennifer Lee and some woman named Idina Menzel, all chatting about the journey of “Let It Go” from conception to hitting the big screen.last_img read more

It Shoulda Been You’s Sierra Boggess & David Burtka Say ‘I Do’ in Vanity Fair

first_img Star Files View Comments It Shoulda Been You Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 A new Broadway musical is walking down the aisle: It Shoulda Been You! And if there’s one thing we can say about the show’s star-studded cast, they’re looking extremely glamorous in the newest issue of Vanity Fair. Directed by David Hyde Pierce and featuring music by Barbara Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, the tuner puts a modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy. Starring Sierra Boggess as Rebecca, David Burtka as Brian, Tyne Daly as mama-of-the-bride Judy and Harriet Harris as mom-of-the-groom Georgette, It Shoulda Been You tells the story of two families from very different backgrounds who unite to celebrate a wedding…until the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives. Get a sneak peek of the cast and creative team in these Vanity Fair shots by Andrew Eccles, then see It Shoulda Been You beginning March 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

Take That, Broadway! Finding Neverland Composer Gary Barlow’s Boy Band Past

first_imgOn Broadway, Gary Barlow is known as the composer of the much buzzed-about Finding Neverland—and in his native U.K., he’s something of a national treasure. In the 1990s Barlow made his name as the frontman of Take That, the Brits’ equivalent of the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. After splitting in 1996, the band successfully reunited a decade later to huge success. Internationally, Take That has had 56 number one singles, 37 number one albums, sold 45 million records…and Barlow has pretty much penned them all! Check out our video history of this teenage 30-something’s dream below. He’s friends with SimbaBarlow did the backing vocals for Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King in 1994. Broadway fans everywhere have thus, without question, heard him sing. Why’d he do it? Barlow says John inspired him to play the piano. He made us cryWhen Zayn Malik was two years old, Robbie Williams left Take That while they were promoting the song “Never Forget.” Barlow’s anthem still brings a tear to many millions of 30-something women’s eyes. The band went on as a four-piece, but split in 1996. He answered our prayersTake That’s first number-one hit in the U.K. was “Pray,” penned by Barlow. He received the first of his six prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for the hit in 1994. If hot men’s naked torsos aren’t your thing, don’t press play. He got kinky with forksBarlow aficionados are aware that way before Jamie Dornan strutted into his red room, there was Take That’s video of their cover of the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love.” Released in 1996 when the band was a four-piece, some very freaky things happen with a fork while they are all tied up. Jell-O made him a starTake That weren’t originally as squeaky clean as they were eventually portrayed—this infamous 1991 video of one of their early songs, “Do What U Like,” had them covered in Jell-O and stripping. (Barlow is the blonde spikey-haired boy.) Madonna inspired himAfter Take That split, Barlow tried a solo career, but unlike Williams, who went on to be huge everywhere but America, Barlow didn’t really achieve big success anywhere on his own. (If you count selling five million records as a failure.) This surprised everybody as they thought Barlow was the next George Michael—here he is singing the Madonna song “Love Won’t Wait” in 1997. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 He’s pals with the QueenSpeaking of The X Factor, Barlow replaced Simon Cowell as a judge on the U.K. show in 2011. The following year, his status as British national treasure was secured when the Queen appointed him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in her 2012 Birthday Honours for his charity work and general awesomeness. Oh and that same year Barlow composed the monarch’s official Diamond Jubilee single, “Sing” with a Broadway scribe you might have heard of…Andrew Lloyd Webber (who makes a cameo at 2:51)! Related Shows He climbed the Billboard chartsTake That were basically big everywhere but America, however they did almost properly break it with Barlow’s splendid tune “Back for Good,” which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995. He always remembered his rootsTake That made a triumphant return—with new material—in the mid-2000s without Williams. It was such a success that by 2010, Williams was back on board (for a bit, anyway). This performance of “The Flood” on The X Factor was the first time we saw them all reunite on stage and it brought tears to many 30-something women’s eyes. He got Broadway to believeIt’s no wonder that mega-producer Harvey Weinstein believed in Barlow’s talents so much that in 2013 he brought him in to pen Finding Neverland. Watch Matthew Morrison and the tuner’s cast sing “Believe” in rehearsal below! Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Tony Nominee Alessandro Nivola on Traveling to the West End with The Elephant Man

first_img View Comments It’s rare for a Broadway hit to cross the Atlantic intact, but that is currently happening with director Scott Ellis’ acclaimed revival of The Elephant Man, which has arrived in London for a summer run at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, with its starry Tony-nominated trio of Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola along for the ride. For Nivola in particular, being in London is like returning home given that the Yale-educated actor has an English wife (actress Emily Mortimer) and knows the city well. caught the gifted star prior to West End previews to talk his renewed love of theater, show transfers, and being out of town during Tony season.Welcome to town! How amazing is it for you guys all to be here?It is! I’ve never reprised a role before and there’s been just enough time in between the two productions for me to forget all my lines [laughs], so I’ve been spending a few days frantically trying to remember all those speeches about cauliflower.And to be here with your entire cast!I know, right? Our being over here right now is unusual enough because there aren’t that many American shows that come over to London, and very few with the entire cast intact, and no shows at all that come with a cast intact from three years ago at Williamstown [Theatre Festival in Massachusetts] where at least half the cast were non-Equity interns! What’s incredible is that we’ve held it together the whole time across three incarnations.And you’ve got arguably the most elegant theater in London—the Haymarket—for your summer run.I’d never been in [the Haymarket] before and it’s without a doubt the most beautiful theater I have ever set foot in. And they do things so right there: there are brass plaques on my dressing room door with mine and Bradley’s names on them. Our dressing room is apparently known as the Gielgud Room but we’ve turned it into a kind of youth hostel with two single beds and various sleeping bags [laughs].And of course you’re now in the city where Bernard Pomerance’s play takes place.And there’s an incredible guy who runs the [Royal London Hospital] Museum who’s just an encyclopedia of information about John Merrick [the “elephant man” of the title, played by Cooper] and Treves [the doctor, played by Nivola] and the whole world of the play. Bradley went first to have a look when he was filming in London over the summer and then we had a company trip and I’ve been on my own.For those who saw the production on Broadway, should they see it again here if they can?We have been subtly changing certain staging things—various bits that we wanted to try and improve upon. There are a few more things that we’ve adjusted so that I hope people will get the Pygmalion-like story of Treves seeming to be Merrick’s savior and then in his attempt to educate and civilize and normalize Merrick, Treves strips him of his humanity and is so full of guilt and regret that it just tears him apart. Getting that story to be clear to an audience has always been a challenge.A challenge that you and your colleagues have clearly met successfully if the Tony nominations are any gauge.That’s lovely of you to say, but what’s been particularly satisfying is that Patty [Clarkson] and Bradley and I were all nominated—that we were all remembered. My main concern about coming to London was that we were all aware we would be starting our run the week after the nominations had been announced and if someone had been snubbed or left out in the cold, it might have made for a brutal few weeks!As it is, it must be making for a lot of trans-Atlantic travel.What’s happening is that we have Sunday off anyway—the day of the ceremony—and then we’ve got the Monday off so we’ll fly to New York Sunday morning, go to a hotel and change our clothes, go to the ceremony, then go to sleep and fly back the next day and do a show the following night.So the June 9 [two nights after the Tonys] performance back in London should be an interesting one.That’s going to be our hangover show [laughs].How does it feel to be overseas amid the whirl of Tony-time parties and receptions back in New York?I do feel sad not to be a part of it. It’s not every day that you get nominated for a Tony so I wanted to really soak it up, but what can you do? In a perfect world, we would be running our show in New York and I would be going to all the parties and the Tony people would be coming to see our show but instead we’re in another city.Will you spend the flight over to New York on June 7 practicing your speech?[Laughs.] God, I haven’t really given that much thought. I mean, I don’t know: I guess I have to be prepared for anything. I don’t think it’s something I’ll be nervous about; I’m just so excited about it. It’s one of the biggest moments in my career and I feel so happy that coming back to the theater has rewarded me in this way.You’ve had a pretty great theater run of late with A Lie of the Mind off-Broadway and then The Winslow Boy for Roundabout followed by The Elephant Man.When Emily and I moved back to New York about seven years ago, one of the first things that came to my mind was, “Why haven’t I been trying to do more theater?” So when Ethan Hawke [who was directing the Sam Shepard revival] asked me to do A Lie of the Mind, that was my first thing back on stage and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life—and then the two Broadway shows as well.It must be fun being in the same Tony season as Helen Mirren, with whom you made your Broadway debut 20 years ago in A Month in the Country.Which was also directed by Scott Ellis! I realized the morning the Tony nominations came out that Scott had given me not only my Broadway debut but my New York theater debut when I was a year out of Yale: that was the play that started my career.Could you have guessed back then that Dame Helen would make a career out of playing Queen Elizabeth II?If somebody had told me that was in the stars, it definitely wouldn’t have surprised me.Did you ever refer to Dame Helen at the time as “Her Majesty”?[Laughs.] I was tempted!last_img read more

Broadway Alum Raven-Symone Will Co-Host The View

first_imgRaven-Symoné has officially joined The View as a full-time co-host. According to The Wrap, the Broadway alum is now a permanent star of the show along with Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Fish in the Dark’s Rosie Perez, after guest-hosting 37 times.“Being a part of The View family will be a wonderful growing experience for me,” said Symoné in a statement. “I have a lot to learn within this new arena, but being the apprentice of these spectacular women will only make me a better person and talk show host.”Raven-Symoné made her Broadway debut in Sister Act. She became a child star on The Cosby Show, followed by a role on the hit sitcom Hangin’with Mr. Cooper. She went on to headline her own Disney channel show, That’s So Raven, along with Disney Channel TV movies The Cheetah Girls and The Cheetah Girls 2 and ABC Family series State of Georgia. Her film roles include Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2. View Commentslast_img read more

Looking Movie Sets July Premiere

first_imgJonathan Groff in ‘Looking'(Photo: HBO) Star Files View Comments Mark your calendars for more dick socks, anal covers and #Groffsauce. HBO’s previously announced feature-length Looking finale will air on July 23. The series, starring Hamilton Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, ended after two seasons in 2015.Looking: The Movie will follow Patrick (Groff) as he returns to San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate an event with his friends Augstín and Dom. Once he’s back, though, he’s forced to confront loose ends and unresolved relationships.In addition to Groff, the film will feature several alums from the series, including fellow Broadway vet Russell Tovey, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and Lauren Weedman.Fans can also catch Groff on the small screen in the upcoming Netflix series Mindhunter. Jonathan Grofflast_img read more

17 Best Ga. Flowers

first_img Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 17 Some of Georgia’s Best Cut FlowersBy Paul A. Thomas Georgia Extension Service Here are just a few of the many wildflowers that produce excellent cut flowers in Georgia:Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus). Also known as cornflower, it’s common along roadsides and in fields. The naturalized species is blue, but white, pink and red strains exist. An annual, its short flowering season and five- to six-day vase life are worth it.Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.). Several species are common in Georgia, including R. laciniata, R. fulgida and R. hirta. Also known as coneflower, the disk flowers are yellow to gold, sometimes with red at the base. The flower lasts only a few days in a vase, but it’s worth the time to grow and cut them.Bloodflower (Asclepias currisavica). This annual grows tall and attracts butterflies. The flowers arrive in mid- to late summer and last well in a vase. Many colors are available. Cut clusters on a single large stem for best results.Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). The brilliant orange flowers can be seen from far away. The plant has a long taproot and is a bit hard to transplant. A perennial, it flowers only once or twice a summer. But it’s worth it. The remaining plant will likely be caterpillar food for monarch butterflies.Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis). Its brilliant red flower is prized. Plants grow to 4 feet high and do best in moist sites. A perennial, it’s a wonderful cut flower in August. Cut when half the flowers are open on the tall stem.Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.). Most of the many Georgia annual species have yellow to gold flowers. A common road beautification wild flower, Coreopsis tinctoria is outstanding for cut vases. A number of cultivated varieties do well in the wildflower garden.Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus and C. sulphureus). C. bipinnatus ranges to 5 feet high with flowers white to pink to lavender. C. sulphureus grows to 3 feet high with flowers yellow to orange to red. These annual flowers last only a few days, but you’ll have hundreds to select from each week.Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus). Other species and hybrids are cultivated, but this species appears best-suited for direct sowing in meadow gardens. The perennial plants are 2 feet tall with lilac, daisy-like flowers. Cut flowers by selecting major stems and using them as clusters.Gaillardia (Gaillardia species). Two species in Georgia, G. pulchella and G. aestivalis, are low-growing with yellow flowers tipped with red or purple. G. X grandiflora is commonly cultivated; G. aristata is suitable for direct sowing. Full sun and excellent drainage are essential. Annual and perennial. The more you cut, the better it produces.Periwinkle (Vinca minor, V. major). This evergreen, perennial groundcover thrives in shade or partial shade. Both species have attractive blue flowers, though there are white ones. V. minor has smaller leaves and is more compact. Cut a lot of stem for best results. Remove most lower leaves before placing in vase.Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). At 3 to 5 feet high, they bloom all summer. The flowers have high, dark crowns (cones) surrounded by drooping rose-purple petals. Perennial. Nice vase presence. Cut just after the flower opens fully for best results.Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum species). Used as a cut flower since humans began to appreciate flowers. Easy to grow from seed and very long-lived if watered in drought and fertilized in early spring and late fall. Perennial. Vase life is excellent and if cut back severely, will flush two or three times in a summer.Sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Sunflower is well-known for its tolerance of sun, heat, drought and poor soils. The species is well-suited for direct sowing. The many varieties range from 2 to 10 feet high. The edible seeds attract birds. Annual. Swamp Sunflower (H. angustifolius), a dependable fall-flowering perennial wildflower. Lasts 5 to 6 days in a vase.Verbena (Verbena species). V. tenuisecta and V. rigida, low-spreading plants with bluish-purple flowers, are often along roadsides in central and south Georgia. A white-flowering variety is available, too. V. hastata has a stiff, upright habit and may grow several feet high. All are suitable for sowing. Perennial.Yarrow (Achillea species) Several species and hybrids are cultivated. Many varieties of fernleaf yarrow (A. filipendulina) and common yarrow (A. millefolium) are popular dried flowers. These two species are well-adapted for direct sowing in meadow gardens. Long-lived cut flower if water is changed often. Perennial.Zinnia (Zinnia species). An old-time favorite that does well with occasional watering and frequent cutting. Spare the clippers, spoil the Zinnia. Very good vase life if cut just after opening.last_img read more

Winter nap

first_imgBy Terry KelleyUniversity of GeorgiaYou’ve harvested the last of the summer veggies, and you’re ready to hang up your hoe and spade until spring.But don’t abandon the garden spot before the job is finished. Gardens need to be put to bed for the winter. Some fall maintenance will help you avoid several problems next growing season.The end of the season is the best time to make note of the varieties that performed particularly well or not so well. Make a map of garden areas that had problem weeds or that stayed wet or didn’t produce well. Identify the weeds if you can.This is an ideal time to take a sample for nematodes, too. The highest populations are while the weather is still hot and plants are still growing. Mark your calendar to take a soil test within the next couple of months so you’ll have time to apply any needed lime well before spring planting.Remove any trellises you’ve put up. Store them in a dry place. This will help to preserve the life of the trellis materials. Remove any string or plant debris and knock off any excess soil.If you have an irrigation system in the garden, get it ready for winter, too. Remove hoses, sprinklers, drip tape, etc. Store these out of the elements for the winter, too, after removing any excess soil or plant debris. Be sure to repair, sharpen and lightly oil garden implements before storage as well.Once all the obstacles are out of the garden, run a rotary mower across the garden to chop up any plant debris that remains. This allows this debris to dry down faster and keeps weeds from going to seed before frost. Applying a burn-down herbicide after mowing is even better.During the fall, add organic matter such as composted grass clippings, manure and leaves to the garden. Bury the organic matter and debris by turning the land. Then plant a cover crop for the winter. This will help to prevent any soil erosion and can build up the soil when you turn the cover crop under in the spring. A grain such as rye or wheat works well for this.Finally, don’t forget to order your seed catalogs by the end of the year and begin planning next year’s garden. Getting your seed ordered early in the year will better your chances of getting the varieties you want.Do these things and your garden will have a cozy winter nap. And don’t fret. Spring will be here before you know it. And your garden will awake refreshed and ready for those summer veggies once again.last_img read more