Month: January 2021

Cooler Weather The Next Few Days Before Heat, Humidity Returns

first_imgJAMESTOWN – The first part of the upcoming week will be a bit cooler, but by mid week the heat and humidity will begin to return. For Sunday, partly cloudy with a very slight chance for a shower or two. Highs in the upper-70’s.Heading into Sunday night we will be mostly cloudy with comfortable temperatures with lows in the upper-50’s.For Monday, partly cloudy with a chance for a few showers or storms and highs in the mid-70’s. High Pressure begins to build in Tuesday which will allow for plenty of sunshine and highs near 80.As mid to late week approaches the heat and humidity will return as highs for the second half of the week will approach the mid to upper-80’s. Another heatwave could be in the works for the 3rd week of July. This will be something to keep an eye on as time gets closer.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

Man Back Behind Bars After Escaping From The Cattaraugus County Jail

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – A City of Salamanca man is back in behind bars after escaping from the Cattaraugus County Jail this month.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Matthew Krysick allegedly escaped custody while in a sally port at the jail in Little Valley on December 21.After a foot chase, deputies say Krysick was located hiding in a storage closet at the nearby HomeCare and Hospice.Krysick is charged with first-degree escape and third-degree criminal trespass. Deputies say he was arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court and remanded to the jail on $10,000 bail for his original charge. 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

Deirdre O’Connell & More to Star in By the Water Off-Broadway

first_img Joining O’Connell as Mary Murphy will be Cassie Beck (The Whale) as Emily Mancini, Quincy Dunn-Baker (The Wayside Motor Inn) as Sal Murphy, Charlotte Maier (Act One) as Andrea Carter, Tom Pelphrey (End of the Rainbow) as Brian Murphy, Ethan Phillips (All The Way) as Philip Carter and Vyto Ruginis (The Real Thing) as Marty Murphy. By the Water takes place after Hurricane Sandy has ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. The storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple’s beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys’ sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface. The MTC production is in association with Ars Nova. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 7, 2013 Related Shows View Comments By the Water Deirdre O’Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) and more will appear in the previously announced world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein’s By the Water. The production will be directed by Hal Brooks and begin off-Broadway performances on November 4 at Manhattan Theater Club’s New York City Center—Stage II. Opening night is set for November 18.last_img read more

Weekend Poll! Which Broadway Song About New York City Is the Best?

first_img View Comments On the Town Related Shows Three adorable sailors are dancing their way back into New York City in the new Broadway revival of On the Town! The 1944 musical is chock full of tunes paying homage to the Big Apple, the best city in the world (in our humble opinion, anyway). But On the Town isn’t the only tuner with a big crush on New York—Annie, Wonderful Town, Funny Girl, Newsies and so many more musicals have catchy New York-centric songs, too. So we want to know: What is the ultimate Broadway song about the city that never sleeps? Cast your vote below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img

Hugh Jackman & More Call for Reinstatement of Sound Design Tonys

first_img The 2013-14 Tony Awards Administration Committee announced their decision following their final meeting three days after the 2014 Tony Awards. They noted that while the two categories would be eliminated, a special award may be given to a production when the committee determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. Reactions ranging from disappointment to outrage erupted online, prompting the hashtag #TonyCanYouHearMe. Tony winners Hugh Jackman, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Diane Paulus are among those who have have signed a petition to reinstate the categories for Best Sound Design of a Play and Musical. According to The New York Times, the petition has now been submitted to the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The committee voted this summer to eliminate the two categories, just six years after the awards were first presented in 2008. View Commentscenter_img Tony nominee John Gromada, sound designer and composer for the current revival of The Elephant Man, formed the online petition shortly after the ruling had been made public on June 11. He had collected the 32,495 signatures by July 30. In it, Gromada noted, “Sound designers are an important part of the theatrical community whose vital contributions cannot be ignored or dismissed.”last_img read more

B’way-Bound SpongeBob Musical Taps Aerosmith & More

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 16, 2018 Related Shows Aerosmith, David Bowie and more are aiming to bring Bikini Bottom to Broadway in the 2016-17 season. Bikini Bottom being where SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends hang out, obviously, what did you think we were referring to?! Co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow and music supervision by Tom Kitt, the previously rumored The SpongeBob Musical will make its world premiere on June 7, 2016 at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Casting will be announced shortly for the tuner, which will play a limited engagement through July 3.The end is near. Only one sponge can save the day. But he’s going to need help from some of the greatest songwriters in rock and pop music history. Along with original tunes by Bowie and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the musical event will include songs by Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I.The SpongeBob Musical will feature unconventional stage craft that will prove that anything can happen in Bikini Bottom courtesy of scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini and sound design by Walter Trarbach. SpongeBob SquarePantslast_img read more

Name the Top 10 Oh, Hello Guests You Want to Come to Broadway

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.It’s the end of a tuna-tastic era! After extending twice on the Great White Way and recouping its investment, Oh, Hello is set to close on Broadway on January 22. Bespectacled geezers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (a.k.a. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) invited loads of guests to the stage during the play’s glorious run, including celebrity comedians, on screen stars, a drag queen and even a few Broadway faves. Oh, Hello may be closing, but we have hopes some of these guests will bring their own delightful battiness to the stage someday soon. We want to know which of your fave guests that’s never had a Broadway gig (save for being berated by Gil and George) should come to the Great White Way. Video Producer Lisa Spychala accepted this challenge with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! (Photo: Getty Images)last_img read more

China factor

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaThe U.S. government said last week it would begin to set limits on how much clothing China could ship into the country. The move was praised by the U.S. textile industry. But the decision may not help U.S. cotton farmers, says a University of Georgia economist.Since the global textile quota system ended Jan. 1, U.S. imports of some Chinese-made clothes like trousers and underwear have increased more than 300 percent. In that time, 16,600 textile workers have lost jobs, and 18 U.S. mills have closed, says the National Council of Textile Organizations.The new quota will allow only a 7.5 percent increase annually for certain Chinese clothing products. The U.S. textile industry believes this will save jobs and bolster the faltering industry.But the reinstated quota has angered Chinese officials. China’s minister of commerce will protest the decision, according to a May 18 report by the official Chinese press agency.Big buyerIt’s unclear how the reimposed quotas will affect U.S. cotton farmers, said Don Shurley, a cotton economist with the UGA Extension Service. But one thing is clear: U.S. cotton farmers need China to buy their cotton.Farmers will be hurt, he said, if China decides not to buy U.S. cotton, either to retaliate against the quotas or if it doesn’t need as much cotton to make clothes.The United States produced 23 million bales of cotton last year. (A bale is about 480 pounds of fiber.) It was a record crop. The nation usually grows 19 million to 20 million bales annually. Of that, 13 million to 14 million bales must be bought by other countries.”We’re not going to get rid of that much cotton without China,” Shurley said.There are fewer U.S. textile mills. In 1997, U.S. mills used 11.3 million bales of U.S.-grown cotton, Shurley said. This year, they’re expected to use 5.8 million bales.China has bought a lot of U.S. cotton in recent years. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chinese are expected to buy 8 million bales of foreign cotton this year. The United States typically supplies half of that. China has bought 3 million bales so far this year.China hasn’t threatened to stop buying U.S. cotton. But any cut in the country’s purchase of U.S. cotton will affect prices, Shurley said.The world has a surplus of cotton. Farmers worldwide grew 114 million bales last year. Of that, only 103 million bales were used.”China can get its cotton from other places,” he said.Shrinking industryA healthy U.S. textile industry helps U.S. farmers, too. By creating a demand for their cotton closer to home, they’re less dependent on foreign buyers.”But a small increase in use by the U.S. textile industry won’t immediately help U.S. cotton farmers sell their cotton,” Shurley said.U.S. textile mills have closed for several reasons in recent years, Shurley said. But increased competition by foreign mills and increased imports of finished clothing products have greatly contributed.Cool, wet spring weather kept many Georgia farmers out of their fields and delayed cotton planting, said Steve Brown, a UGA Extension Service cotton agronomist. Warm, dry weather in May, though, has helped them catch up.As of May 15, the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service reported that only 38 percent of the crop had been planted. Only 19 percent had been planted a week earlier. Half the crop is usually planted by this time.”It’s too early to say how the crop will turn out this year,” Brown said. “A lot can happen between now and harvest.”last_img read more

Business skills classes

first_imgThere’s money to be made in landscapes. But like the “gold in them thar hills,” there’s much to be learned about the kind of business needed to extract that money.For people just starting a landscaping or lawn care business and those who haven’t been at it long, the University of Georgia offers the 2005 Business Skills Workshop for Beginning Landscape and Lawn Care Professionals Nov. 16-17 in Acworth, Ga.The workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of starting your own business. UGA faculty and industry leaders will share tips on developing a business plan, marketing, legal issues, buying equipment, cost estimating, job bidding, trade associations, common problems, helpful resources and wise decision making.The sessions begin each day at 8:30 a.m. in Building 500 at North Metro Technical Institute in Acworth. They end at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday. Directions are on the Web at University of Georgia The fee is $100, or $125 after Nov. 1. It covers instruction, refreshment breaks, lunch both days, maintenance estimating software and handout materials. Preregistration closes on Nov. 9. Get a registration form on-line at To learn more, contact your county University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office, or call (706) 542-2861.last_img read more

Resurreccion honored

first_imgAnna Resurreccion, a University of Georgia professor of food science, has been awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor, a designation awarded to faculty who are internationally-recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline. Sensory science specialistA researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Resurreccion is recognized internationally for her innovative research on the bioactive components in food, and consumer and sensory science. She developed original methods for measuring consumer preferences and the sensory qualities of food—including creative new ways to collect and use the information to develop value-added food products that provide improved nutrition, safety, and health benefits for consumers in the U.S. and developing countries. Her research on food quality and acceptance by consumers resulted in new product lines from food companies worldwide. She also invented a UGA-patented process that uses ultraviolet light and ultrasound technologies to enhance resveratrol and other functional compounds in peanut products, as well as new analytical methods to measure phenolics in these products. Enhancing the nutritional value of peanutsHer work over 24 years with the USAID Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program resulted in a model for successful transfer of peanut processing technologies and their commercialization—including the development of vitamin-fortified peanut butter to alleviate vitamin A deficiencies that lead to blindness in children. Her work has brought worldwide attention and distinction to UGA.last_img read more