7 May
2021

Another estate agency launches off the high street – with big-tech funding

first_imgA former high street estate agent in Cheshire has launched a hybrid agency backed with an investment from a leading software developer.Hale Homes will be covering the prime Manchester suburbs of Hale, Barns and Bowden.It has the backing of ICX4, an Altrincham and Delhi-based business data firm that specialises, among other things, in Know Your Client due diligence.Hale Homes founder Jackie Atkins says her agency launch follows 12 years spent working for agencies in the region including Gascoigne Halman and Jordan Fishwick, and before that a career in property development.Not on the high streetAtkins has taken the increasingly common decision not to open a branch, claiming physical offices are no longer a key focus for customers when choosing an estate agent.“No-one wants to peer at properties through estate agents’ windows or make unnecessary office visits in the light of the Covid-19 threat,” she says.“I meet clients face-to-face, outside, or in a lovely coffee shop, to get a good feel for the area or at their home – wherever they feel most comfortable.“We will combine the best of a traditional estate agent – the local knowledge, property sale expertise and the best in customer service – with the simplicity and speed of an online operation – a bricks and mortar agency without the bricks and mortar.“I have been a property customer in Hale myself and customer service often falls short of my expectations – our service is built around meeting my high standards and redefining what customers should expect from their estate agent.”Visit Hale Homes.Hale Homes Jackie Atkins hybrid agencies October 9, 2020Nigel Lewis3 commentsmark flynn, Julian Marks Julian Marks 9th October 2020 at 9:21 amIs it really any surprise that yet another internet agent opens with the comment ‘no-one wants to visit a physical office’. Funny that as we are busier than ever with our High Street office and in our area we have seen about half a dozen ‘one hit wonder’ internet agents come and go in the past 2 years. Hey ho!Log in to ReplyAdam McHenry, Cadman Homes Cadman Homes 9th October 2020 at 8:45 amWith respect I wish her luck, however the amount of walk ins we get is still very viable in terms of valuations, clients and potential clients asking for advice and helps with our community pledges like the scouts post and various things we do for the elderly and other social groups.Photocopying things for people, clients dropping solicitors paperwork in etc.. If you’re off the high street then yes, there is a massive cost saving and you can work from home without the constraints of “the day job”, and yes it’s not essential anymore, but really you re no different to the purple one, and if you have a usp be careful, if the corporate online giant nicks it you’ll get crowded out.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 9th October 2020 at 8:38 amIn time as in other industries all real estate agency operations will be more tech based, automated systems allowing the consummate property professionals more face to face time, even if it is via a digital screen. Not sure if boutique coffee shop approach is going to be a Covid reality any time soon unfortunately, but the idea of agile new businesses setting up with experienced property people at the helm is an increasing feature.Having the clout of a tech business is also an interesting development, might we see Amazon Estate Agents sooner than we think? Watch this space.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Another estate agency launches off the high street – with big-tech funding previous nextAgencies & PeopleAnother estate agency launches off the high street – with big-tech fundingEstate agency Hale Homes is being launched by a former high street agent who now claims that ‘no one wants to visit physical branches’.Nigel Lewis9th October 20203 Comments2,384 Viewslast_img read more

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3 May
2021

Operator/Maintenance HVAC Tech

first_imgKnowledge of recognized local and state electricalrequirements.Knowledge of the security practice for the buildingsKnowledge of the HVAC controlsOrganizational skillsCustomer service skillsComputer skillsInterpersonal skillsAbility to distinguish between colors and work from elevatedheights (ladders, scaffolding, etc.)Ability to establish and maintain effective workingrelationships with staff, faculty, and the publicAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and inwriting Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Medium Work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forceconstantly having to move objects. Positions in this classtypically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing,walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, andreaching, climbing and balancing, plus pushing, pulling andlifting. Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditionsand/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Frequent physical effortrequired.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Full-time StaffCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation Range: $38,550.00 – 44,332.00For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics. Operator/Maintenance HVAC TechLocation:391 Country Club RoadWylie, Texas, 75098United StatesWe are searching for an experienced Operator/Maintenance HVACTechJob Purpose:Provide maintenance for campus HVAC equipment, boilers, chillers,air handling equipment, plumbing and lighting systems. Performgenerator service and maintenance to ensure equipment isoperational. Provide customer service when problems occur duringweekends and after regular office hours, insuring safety andsecurity of occupants and inventory.Plant Operations Staff are considered critical to the operation andsecurity of the district in all conditions and, therefore, areexpected to report for duty as usual during emergency weatherclosures and be flexible to work varied hours and schedulesincluding nights, weekends, and holidays.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Required Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years of relatedexperience repairing and installing commercial heating, airconditioning, electrical systems or related equipment OR equivalentcombination of education and experience.Successful completion of a certified program in Heating,Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) from a technical tradeschool that includes hands on training, as well as training onenergy management systems and commercial/industrial HVAC isrequired.Internal candidates that have the required HVAC certification, butdo not have two years of experience may be considered for aOperator/Maintenance Tech Trainee position if they have at leasttwo years of experience working at Collin College as a PlantOperations Worker OR at least one year experience working at CollinCollege as a Facilities Operations Assistant.Flexible to work varied hours and schedules including nights,weekends and holidays.Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must beinsurable through Collin College insurer.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Perform preventive maintenance, repair and/or replace assignedHVAC equipment, including pneumatic and electric components.Operate, diagnose, analyze, record findings on all HVAC equipmentincluding boilers, chillers, pumps, motors, air handlingunits.Ensure the building is ready for staff and students, in allareas of assigned responsibility to include, but not limited to:lights, general maintenance and HVAC. Replace lamps and ballasts asneeded and perform minor plumbing repairs.Utilize the computerized Energy Management System to monitor,operate and program on a basic level for the campus’ HVACequipment.Read and interpret data from charts, gauges, dials, blueprints,schematics, and technical manuals as needed when makingadjustments, repairs or installations. Record data in operationslogs and EMS systems in a neat, orderly manner for easycomprehension and historic referral by any member.Inspect fire and smoke alarm systems regularly, makingnecessary minor adjustments and make recommendations for majoradjustments to supervisor.Perform maintenance checks on fire pump. Follow proper safetyprocedures.Perform generator service and maintenance. Perform wateranalysis, operate interior/exterior lighting systems and operateinside/outside water fountain.Provide customer service when problems occur during weekendsand after regular office hours, insuring safety and security ofoccupants and inventory.Perform all other duties as assignedPerform all duties and maintain all standards in accordancewith college policies, procedures and Core Values.last_img read more

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21 Apr
2021

viewpoint

first_imgIt is good news for the baking industry that it will have one show, with the sole aim of promoting bakery machinery, ingredients and baked goods (pg 4). The agreement between BEL, the board which ran Food & Bake exhibition, and Wm Reed Exhibitions, which will launch The Baking Industry Exhibition at the NEC in April 2008, means a show that will carry the whole industry and also have theatre, live demonstrations and widespread promotion through many media.So I would urge companies taking part, or just thinking about it, to save new launches or new developments for the show. Why? Because the one question on everyone’s lips from buyers to the media is always: “What’s new?” Of course, you will have exclusive clients whom you may want to tell first. But you will attract a much wider number of new customers if you keep something important back for the show. It’s not every day that someone invents a stress-free divider, launches a new loaf into Marks & Spencer, called a ciabatta, or creates a confection named after a vegetable that becomes a best-selling carrot cake! But these have all become talking points and at least two of them were launched at shows. So if you can come up with a potential best-seller, keep it under wraps, but do develop it in time for April 2008.As always in this fast-moving industry, much has happened this week. Carr’s Milling predicts a significant deterioration in flour margins because of resistance to the price increase – an increase that has been fully explained in this magazine and elsewhere and is fully justified.And if you are a craft baker, could I urge you, without delay, to sign up for Doughnut Week, sponsored by BakeMark. You can phone craft baker Christopher Freeman or register online but please do not miss this opportunity of raising your profile in your local community, raising your profits and, at the same time, raising money for the Children’s Trust (pg 4).Elsewhere this week, fats expert, the highly knowledgeable Gordon Kirkwood, MD of Vandemoortele, delves into the technicalities of trans fatty acids – and their substitutes (pg 16). And we also delve into the background of Allied Bake- ries’ biggest-ever relaunch of its Kingsmill brand (pg 14).last_img read more

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2 Mar
2021

‘The Velvet Underground Experience’ Multimedia Exhibit Is Heading To New York City

first_imgNew York City rock icons The Velvet Underground will be the subject of a new multimedia exhibition, “The Velvet Underground Experience,” set to open in downtown Manhattan from October 10th through December 30th. The exhibit will be housed at 718 Broadway in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood, not far from where Lou Reed and company recorded much of their breakthrough album, 1967’s The Velvet Underground & Nico. According to The New York Times, the exhibition will feature photographs, portraits, films, videos, live concerts, musical workshops, and more. As the article notes,In 1965, the Velvet Underground gathered in a cramped loft on Ludlow Street with no bathroom, heat or electricity to begin rehearsing songs that would become the core of their debut album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico.” Nine blocks north and 53 years later, a much bigger space — covering two stories and 12,000 square feet — will house a multimedia exhibition dedicated to the band’s legacy. “The Velvet Underground Experience” is coming to New York from its current home at the Philharmonie de Paris, where it opened two years ago. According to “The Velvet Underground Experience” organizers, since its opening, the Paris edition of the exhibit has brought in more than 65,000 visitors.The exhibition was slated to make its New York debut in Chelsea this past April, but plans fell through. Christian Fevret, the exhibition’s main curator, used the postponed launch to push for a space that was geographically closer to the band’s true roots in the early ’60s downtown Manhattan rock scene.“I’m very proud to be able to able to show New Yorkers that the band has such a big influence everywhere else: not only in America, but in Europe, in Japan, in South America,” Mr. Fevret told the New York Times. “It’s giving back to New York what New York gave us.”Tickets for the New York edition of “The Velvet Underground Experience” go on sale this Friday, August 17th. For more information about “The Velvet Underground Experience,” head here.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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2 Mar
2021

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators Announce Summer Tour Dates

first_imgSlash will head out on tour across North America as a solo artist this summer alongside singer Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and their band, The Conspirators. The ongoing run of solo shows acts as continued promotion for the Guns N’ Roses guitarist, as Slash released his third studio album with Kennedy & The Conspirators back in late September with Living The Dream.The newly-announced summer tour will begin on July 15th with a show at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco. From there, the hard rock band will make stops at venues including Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA (7/17); Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC (7/18); Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary, AB (7/21); Rebel in Toronto, ON (7/29); The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (7/31); Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (8/6); Performance Pavilion at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, IN (8/7); Harrah’s – Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, IA (8/9); Tabernacle Atlanta in Atlanta, GA (8/12); and wrapping with a show at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL (8/13).Related: Watch Slash Surprise Young Guitarist Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer At ‘School Of Rock The Musical’ RehearsalSlash spent much of last year balancing tour schedules between playing stadiums with Guns N’ Roses’ as part of their ongoing Not In This Lifetime… Tour, and his own performances in theaters and more intimate concert halls alongside Kennedy and their band. The five-piece rock outfit actually kicked off their 2019 concert campaign early last month when their run of Asia and Australian shows began on January 8th in Singapore. Their lengthy run of international performances is scheduled to continue throughout February and well into the spring and early summer months, as they’re set to visit Europe, United Kingdom, Central America, South America, and back to Europe before returning to the U.S. come summer.Tickets for the summer dates will begin general on sale this Friday, February 8th at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can head over to Slash’s website for more information and tickets options. The full listing of North American tour dates can also be referenced below.Slash Tour Dates:July 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield TheaterJuly 17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDoJuly 18 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth TheatreJuly 20 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention CentreJuly 21 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & CasinoJuly 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings TheatreJuly 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst / Riverside / Turner HallJuly 26 – Windsor, ON – Colosseum at Caesars WindsorJuly 29 – Toronto, ON – RebelJuly 31 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol TheatreAug. 1 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield ParkAug. 3 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino HotelAug. 6 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumAug. 7 – Fort Wayne, IN – Performance Pavilion at SweetwaterAug. 9 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s – Stir CoveAug. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle AtlantaAug. 13 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live OrlandoView All North American Tour Dateslast_img read more

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1 Mar
2021

Visual forensics that can detect fake text

first_imgIn a time of deepfakes and AI equipped with far-too-human natural-language, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and IBM Research asked: How can we help people detect AI-generated text?That question led Sebastian Gehrmann, a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Hendrik Strobelt, a researcher at IBM, to develop a statistical method, along with an open-access interactive tool, to differentiate language generated by code from human speech.Natural-language generators are trained on tens of millions of online texts and mimic human language by predicting the words that most often follow one another. For example, the words “have,” “am,” and “was” are statically most likely to come after the word “I”.Using that idea, Gehrmann and Strobelt developed a method that, instead of flagging errors in text, identifies text that is too predictable.“The idea we had is that as models get better and better, they go from definitely worse than humans, which is detectable, to as good as or better than humans, which may be hard to detect with conventional approaches,” said Gehrmann.“Before, you could tell by all the mistakes that text was machine-generated,” said Strobelt. “Now, it’s no longer the mistakes but rather the use of highly probable (and somewhat boring) words that call out machine-generated text. With this tool, humans and AI can work together to detect fake text.” “This research is targeted at giving humans more information so that they can make an informed decision about what’s real and what’s fake.” — Sebastian Gehrmann Gehrmann and Strobelt will present their research, which was co-authored by Alexander Rush, an associate in computer science at SEAS, at the Association for Computational Linguistics conference Sunday through Thursday.Gehrmann and Strobelt’s method, known as GLTR, is based on a model trained on 45 million texts from websites — the public version of the OpenAI model, GPT-2. Because it uses GPT-2 to detect generated text, GLTR works best against GPT-2, but it does well against other models, too.Here’s how it works:Users enter a passage of text into the tool, which highlights each word in green, yellow, red, or purple, each color signifying the predictability of the word in the context of what it follows. Green means the word was very predictable; yellow, moderately predicable; red not very predictable; and purple means the model wouldn’t have predicted the word at all.So, a paragraph of text generated by GPT-2 will look like this:To compare, this is a real New York Times article:And this is an excerpt from arguably the most unpredictable text ever written by a human, James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake”:The method isn’t meant to replace humans in identifying fake texts, but to support human intuition and understanding. The researchers tested the model with a group of undergraduates in an SEAS computer science class. Without the model, the students could identify about 50 percent of AI-generated text. With the color overlay, they identified 72 percent.Gehrmann and Strobelt say that with a little training and experience with the program, the percentage could get even better.“Our goal is to create human and AI collaboration systems,” said Gehrmann. “This research is targeted at giving humans more information so that they can make an informed decision about what’s real and what’s fake.” Related The ruse of ‘fake news’ Researchers propose a new field of study to explore how intelligent machines behave as independent agents Researchers want to use science to combat techniques that can make the true seem false, and the reverse The science of the artificiallast_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

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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18 Jan
2021

Season Two of Broadway Balances America Premieres in August

first_imgGrab an extra cup of coffee because your mornings are about to get a Great White Way-sized makeover! Lifetime Channel’s award-winning morning show The Balancing Act will present the second season of its six-part special series Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. Season two of the series, which takes you backstage of some of Broadway’s most-beloved musicals, will premiere on Lifetime in August.Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews highlighting the shows that are featured on Broadway Across America’s 2015-2016 Broadway series nationwide, including Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Kinky Boots, If/Then, The Wizard of Oz, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Cabaret. Our hosts get up close and personal with the casts and crews, even experiencing what it’s like to dance in their shoes!“Broadway musicals are not just the New York art form; they are the great American art form,” said Lauren Reid, CEO Theater Division, Broadway Across America. “We thank our network of local theater partners nationwide and The Balancing Act for helping us share Broadway with that wider audience across the country.”So, do you want to know what the second season of Broadway Balances America has in store for you? Of course you do! You’ll meet the leading lady of Cinderella and find out how she balances raising her son with performing across the country, get an exclusive behind-the-curtain look at the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots with pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, learn the inspiration behind the contemporary new musical If/Then, find out how The Wizard of Oz has been reconceived for the stage with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, receive a first look at the reimagined The Sound of Music and meet the quadruple-threat Kit Kat Klub girls of Cabaret.“We are so happy to take The Balancing Act viewers behind-the-scenes of the most popular Broadway shows, meeting some of the actors, directors and choreographers who bring it all to life,” said Jeanne Kelly, Supervising Producer for The Balancing Act. “These productions are hitting the road as their national tours get underway and heading to a stage near you. Everyone can now experience the excitement, music and magic that is Broadway right in their local community.”The air dates for Broadway Balances America will be:Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on August 25 & September 1Kinky Boots on September 22 & 29If/Then on October 20 & 27The Wizard of Oz on November 17 & 24Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on December 1 & 8Cabaret on January 26, 2016 & February 2The first season of Broadway Balances America included segments on the national tours of Annie, Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage, Pippin, Newsies, Motown The Music and the Broadway Classroom workshop in NYC. View Comments Broadway Balances Americalast_img read more

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17 Jan
2021

‘Gardening’ debut

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaThe fifth season of “Gardening in Georgia,” with Walter Reeves,premieres April 5 on Georgia Public Television.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Itairs twice each Saturday, at noon and 7 p.m.The season opener deals with using wood chips as mulch,preventing squirrel damage and those carnivorous plants.Can those mounds of chips municipalities make available tohomeowners be used as mulch around landscape plants? Reevesdetails the facts of recycling wood chips as landscape mulch. Heshows a great way to move them around your yard, too.Far from starring in horror movies, carnivorous plants limittheir prey to insects and similar animals. They are fascinating,though. Reeves visits with Carol Helton at the Atlanta BotanicalGarden to learn more about Venus flytraps, pitcher plants andsundews.Finally, the fresh soil of newly planted gardens is like asquirrel magnet. You might think preventing these pests’ damagewould be hard, Reeves shows a simple trick to keep peskysquirrels at bay.last_img read more

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