18 Jan
2021

County DMV Installs Outside Drop Boxes At Dunkirk, Mayville Offices

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 New York State DMV.MAYVILLE – Outside drop boxes were installed Tuesday at the Dunkirk and Mayville DMV offices, according to the Chautauqua County Clerk’s Office. Officials say renewals may now be dropped off at any one of the DMV’s three offices 24 hours a day as well as mailing them to us if this is a preferred method. The DMV will accept registration renewals, plate surrenders, vehicle registrations for new purchases and plate transfers.All automobile dealer work can now be left at any one of the DMV offices. The DMV, however, can’t renew driver’s licenses at this time as a personal visit is required. New York State extended the expiration date on driver’s licenses until further notice.New York State DMV is currently closed and has been closed for several weeks. Any renewals done online will not be processed by them at this time. Make sure that all DMV work is mailed to a Chautauqua County DMV office or left in one of their drop boxes. You may call any of the DMV offices with questions. The DMV, however, has limited staff and many calls, so this may be difficult at thistime. Whether by mail or drop box, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope large enough to hold what you are requesting, and containing enough postage for your request as the DMV will mail your items to you, and include your phone number as the DMV will need to contact you for payment. Any forms that you need can be found on the NYS DMV website atwww.dmv.ny.gov.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

City BPU Fundraiser Nets $18,000 For St. Susan’s Center

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN — The 21st Annual Cents for St. Susan’s Campaign, by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, raised $18,399.15 to help fund the soup kitchen.“We are grateful to these wonderful donors and to the Jamestown BPU for its efforts to raise funds for our soup kitchen,” said St. Susan Center Executive Director Bonny Scott-Sleight. “This year’s challenges led us to a new method of providing meals, serving approximately 157 people a day. We made and packed carry-out meals for our guests and it has worked well. I want to extend heartfelt thanks to those contributors who assisted us in meeting our goal of feeding all who come to St. Susan Center for our help.”During the 21 campaigns, the BPU has raised $253,335.54 for St. Susan’s.BPU and St. Susan Center personnel were on hand for the announcement, to thank major sponsors for going above and beyond this year, to help the soup kitchen financially during the Pandemic. Such donors included: Judy and Steve McAllaster at the $3,000 level; KeyBank at the $2,000 category; and Kwik-Fill and Chautauqua Chemicals Co., Inc. at the $1,000 level. Sponsors of $500 included; Boyles Motor Sales, Century 21/Turner Brokers, Dan and Connie Evans, Falconer Printing and Design, Inc., FreedMaxickAccountants, Heritage Ministries, The Legend Group with Lou Deppas, National Fuel, Northwest Bank, Shults Auto Group, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, Weinberg Financial Group, and Wright, Wright and Hampton Attorneys.BPU General Manager David L. Leathers thanked the sponsors as well as those people in the community who donated.“We appreciate so much the continued, noteworthy support of our major sponsors to the BPU fund drive,” Leathers said. “Our annual campaigns are one way in which we can assist our local residents and customers. We are pleased that we surpassed the $18,000 level, thanks to these incredible people and companies as well as to members of the public who mailed in checks to help us this year.”BPU Communications Coordinator Becky Robbins, who organizes the drive, said “Although we were unable to conduct a regular campaign due to Coronavirus restrictions, we feel more than fortunate that we were able to provide a little more than $18,000 to St. Susan Center. Thanks to all contributors who made that happen.”The bulk of this year’s gifts came from the major sponsors, according to Robbins, but redeemable soda cans and bottles brought in nearly $1,000 and a coin canister in one local restaurant totaled $970. 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

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18 Jan
2021

Virtual 9/11 Ceremony Set For Friday

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 via SSG Richard Colletta / U.S. Navy.MAYVILLE – The local American Legion and the Chautauqua County Veterans Council will hold a virtual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony this year because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases.The event will take place at noon on Friday and will be live streamed on the Chautauqua County Government Facebook page.The program is to honor and remember the more than 3,000 Americans killed Sept. 11, 2001, when members of the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and crashed them in the World Trade Center in New York City, the pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., and a field in Western Pennsylvania.“Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the County, this year’s ceremony will not be an in-person event for the public to attend, but I am glad we could partner with our local veterans organizations to offer this ceremony virtually for our residents,” said Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “I encourage all residents to tune in or pause and take a moment on September 11th to honor and remember those who tragically lost their lives on this horrific day in 2001.” The program will feature words from local dignitaries including Jacqueline Phelps, representative for U.S. Congressman Tom Reed; George Borrello, New York State Senator; Wendel; Greg Carlson, Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency Director; James Quattrone, Chautauqua County Sheriff; and Susan Rowley, President of the Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie Chapter.For more information, contact Al Crick, at (716) 488-9861.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Fletcher School Pupil Tests Positive For COVID Virus

first_imgZUMA / MGN JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Health Department has confirmed that a pupil at Fletcher Elementary School has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.Officials said the pupil last attended school in person on Thursday, Oct. 8.The Jamestown School District said no in-school contact tracing will ne required and that the child was remote-learning when contact with another positive test person was made. out-of-school contact tracing is taking place.Officials said parents need to understand that a confirmed case does not mean that they have been in contact with the pupil who tested positive. “We want to remind our families, students and staff to keep our students and staff safe by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing frequent hand washing whether at school or in the community,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “As a parent, if you see your child exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child home and contact his or her health provider for a diagnosis.” 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

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18 Jan
2021

Anna-Jane Casey and More to Star in London’s Forbidden Broadway

first_img Casey, who starred in the 2009 production of Menier’s Forbidden Broadway, has also appeared in Billy Elliot, Spamalot, Company and Sunday in the Park with George. Dann, who received an Olivier nomination for Lend Me a Tenor—the Musical, has also stared in a previous incarnation of Forbidden Broadway, in addition to Sunday in the Park with George. Humbley recently took to the Menier stage in Merrily We Roll Along and has also appeared in productions of Company, Lend Me a Tenor—the Musical and The Last Five Years. Lewis’ theater credits include Candide, Therese Raquin, Love Never Dies, A Little Night Music, Spamalot and Priscilla—Queen of the Desert. Under the direction of Phillip George, who also helms the show in New York, Forbidden Broadway will feature music direction by Joel Fram, costumes by Morgan Large and sound design by Gareth Owen. View Commentscenter_img Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis will star in the previously announced London return of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway. New York’s longest-running comedy revue will feature takes on productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda, Wicked and Miss Saigon. Performances begin June 19 prior to a July 2 opening night at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The show will play through August 16.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Salute If/Then’s Josh

first_img 2. Chris, Miss Saigon—19% Who wouldn’t want to be the moon to this GI’s sunlight? Chris may be transferred soon from his station in the West End to Broadway, and we certainly can’t wait to welcome this sergeant home. 3. Joseph Cable, South Pacific—17% Lietenant Cable has some baggage that he has to get over before all that “happy talk” on Bali Ha’i, not to mention malaria, but a man who can croon “Younger Than Springtime” will win us over every time. Fleet Week is drawing to a close, and, sadly, that means considerably less sailors roaming the streets of New York. Still, each of us should always be grateful for the men and women who have served our country. This Memorial Day weekend, we asked you to pick your favorite Broadway man in uniform. Sure, they may be fictional, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pay tribute to them!  1. Josh, If/Then—23% Hey, kid! Josh has double the storylines, so that means extra love from fans. Depending on who you ask (either Liz or Beth), things don’t always turn out as planned, but we still salute this Army doctor, played by Broadway.com video blogger James Snyder.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Kinky’s Summer Shakeup: Jeanna de Waal to Take Hiatus for Neverland

first_img View Comments With a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price as he is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England after the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the nearly bankrupt business and transforms an entire community through the power of acceptance. In addition to de Waal, the tuner currently stars Tony winner Billy Porter as Lola and Andy Kelso as Charlie. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 De Waal played Glinda on the Wicked national tour and has been seen off-Broadway in Carrie and in the West End in We Will Rock You. She made her Broadway debut in American Idiot. In addition to Violet, Buton has appeared on Broadway in Shrek, Legally Blonde and Rent. She recently starred in the off-Broadway musical Disaster!. Related Shows Kinky Boots star Jeanna de Waal will take a hiatus this summer to appear in the American Repertory Theater production of Finding Neverland. A spokesperson for Kinky Boots has confirmed that Haven Burton, currently on Broadway in Violet as the titular character’s standby, will step in as Lauren from June 24 through September 28. According to a spokesperson for Violet, Jennifer Blood will begin as the new standby in the Roundabout production next week. Kinky Bootslast_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Meet Kinky Boots Star Kyle Taylor Parker

first_img “Until now, I’d never been in drag or danced in heels. I’ve never done makeup. I’ve never had to think about how your hair can throw off your balance, just while walking! I have so much respect for women.” Current Role: A three-month stint in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, filling in for Billy Porter as the fierce and fabulous Lola, an outspoken drag performer who becomes a specialty boot designer. Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 View Comments “My mom works in public health for prevention and awareness of HIV and AIDS, so when I was nine years old, we started moving around a lot. I lived in East Africa, West Africa, Paris and Zurich, then ended up in Wisconsin from middle to high school.” “When I started selling merchandise for In the Heights on Broadway, I thought, ‘I’m gonna be in this show someday.’ [Choreographer] Andy Blankenbuehler would give notes in the lobby, so I’d hang around with my notebook. Years later, he was giving me notes on tour! It was a full-circle moment.” “I’m the biggest theater nerd I know, and I’ve always been obsessed with Broadway. I had a big playroom as a kid, so I would put together shows and charge my grandmother and mom admission. I’d play all the characters, so it was a very long evening.”center_img “I lost my father when I had first joined the Broadway company, so it’s interesting being back in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Parts of my performance are a tribute to that relationship, which was a bit unfinished between the two of us. It’s been a time to reflect and to celebrate how much I’ve grown.” Age: 25 Hometown: “Wisconsin, by way of the world.” Stage & Screen Cred: After appearing in the national tour of In the Heights, Parker made his Broadway debut as an Angel in Kinky Boots. After kicking off the musical’s national tour as Lola, he’s returned to Broadway to reprise his role. “Oprah is my spirit animal! She taught me that you can shape your whole life just by thinking positively. She said, ‘Be yourself and make the best of it.’ I try to say at least one positive thing like that to myself before I take the stage.” Related Showslast_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Broadway’s Skylight Will Take Hiatus in April

first_imgThe Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, will go on hiatus for the week of April 13 through 20 due to pre-existing commitments. The Stephen Daldry-helmed production will now play through June 21, instead of the previously reported June 14 . Skylight The new production began performances on March 13 and will open officially on April 2. Skylight tells the story of a teacher, Kyra Hollis (Mulligan), who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom Sergeant (Nighy) and his son Edward, played by Matthew Beard, who is reprising his role on the Great White Way. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

This Week’s Picks! Darren Criss, Pink, Laura Osnes & More

first_imgSee Laura Osnes & Co. Sing the PastMay 28 at 54 BelowOne person’s trauma is another person’s entertainment. Ask us to sing a few numbers from our high school production of Bye Bye Birdie—and show the accompanying photos/videos of us—and we would literally die from embarrassment. But Bryce Pinkham, Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris, and other Broadway pros undergo this nostalgic exercise with a cool title—#tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. We’ve never been so excited to take a walk down memory lane. Click for tickets! Get a Broadway Backstage PassMay 30 on WABC-TVYou’ve had a long week, so tonight let Broadway come to you in Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview, hosted by Aladdin’s James Monroe Iglehart. The program features highlights from shows and comments from a galaxy of stars, including Vanessa Hudgens and Christian Borle. Also, you’ll meet a top theatrical photographer and learn other insider stuff, like how the stars prepare for two-show days. Our guess: some combination of nicotine, caffeine, and fairy dust. View Comments Have Broadway’s Best for LunchMay 27 in Shubert AlleyWorking in New York has its disadvantages, namely eating lunch between 1 and 2–it’s a riot in business casual. Today is your lucky day. Head over to Shubert Alley, where from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., performers from new and long-running Broadway shows—from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to Wolf Hall Parts One & Two—will trot out their best numbers in “Stars in the Alley.” Darren Criss hosts the free concert. Star Files Hey, you, still recovering from a near three-bean salad overdose! The holiday weekend isn’t over yet. Slow down and step away from the tray of cheeseburgers. You need your strength for the awesomeness that lies ahead. We have a ton of new plays for your consideration, some “old” ones to enjoy on your lunch break and Betty Buckley’s new show. Save room for this week’s picks! Taste What’s New at EATBegins May 26 at the TADA! TheaterBeing a theatergoer means having stories. I saw Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Producers! My mother’s cousin’s optometrist saw a poster of the original A Chorus Line! OK, they’re not all great, but you should get a memory or two at the Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series, which runs through June 14. Among the premieres: Mean (The Musical) by Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink. Click for tickets! Belt the Blues with Betty BuckleyBegins May 28 at Joe’s PubBetty Buckley is a Broadway institution, so it’s easy to dismiss seeing her perform. That’s stinking thinking. Think of all the things you’ve put off; getting six-pack abs, making ravioli from scratch, learning calligraphy. It’s time to do right. Buckley—whose new show, Dark Blue-Eyed Blues, runs through May 31—is entertaining and enchanting. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting ink or dough in your hair. Click for tickets! Darren Crisslast_img read more

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