Dear Friend: Squigs Sends a Broadway Ink to the Cast of She Loves Me

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. She Loves Me There’s currently “A Romantic Atmosphere,” at Studio 54 as Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi lead She Loves Me. Directed by Scott Ellis and featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, the Roundabout production will officially open on March 17.To celebrate the Great White Way revival of the classic tale of sparring coworkers—and anonymous romantic pen pals—Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch. There’s Benanti as Amalia, Levi as Georg, Jane Krakowski as Ilona, Byron Jennings as Mr. Maraczek, Gavin Creel as Steven Kodaly, Michael McGrath as Ladislav Sipos, Peter Bartlett as Headwaiter and Michael Fatica as Busboy.Broadway.com wishes the She Loves Me team a happy opening…may they be dear friends from this point on! View Comments © Justin “Squigs” Robertson Related Shows Laura Benanti Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016last_img read more

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Relationship enhancement

first_imgEngaged couples in Clarke, Oglethorpe and Oconee counties are being sought for the pre-marital preparation and relationship enhancement program provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Couples can enroll for a series of six one-on-one sessions with a trained counselor or attend an all-day workshop. One-on-one sessions will be determined by the schedules of the participants and counselors. A day-long program, limited to 12 couples, is scheduled for April 10.Registration for either option is $60, but couples who complete the program will qualify for a $35 discount on their marriage license.For more information, visit www.gamarriages.com or contact Ted Futris at (706) 542-7566 or tfutris@uga.edu.last_img

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Pro planting

first_imgWith their colorful faces and cold-weather tolerance, pansies are an easy landscape edition – unless they are installed incorrectly.A University of Georgia plant expert who specializes in helping Georgia’s landscapers says planting like the pros is the best way to have beautiful flowers and less heartaches and backaches.“If you’re going to spend your money on flowers, you might as well do it right,” said Gary Wade, a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist.During his 26 years helping make Georgia more beautiful through plants, he’s come up with a few pansy-planting pointers. Top tips• Don’t plant more than you can maintain. “Annual flowers are high maintenance and require a lot of care to keep them looking their best,” Wade said.• Plant at the right time of year. Georgia has three pansy zones. In cooler north Georgia, install them between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1. In middle Georgia, plant between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. In warm south Georgia, wait until Oct. 15 to Nov. 1 to plant. “If you plant too early, the warm weather can make pansies stretch and become leggy,” Wade said.Landscapers usually purchase flowers grown in 4-inch containers. These plants cost more than those grown in smaller six-packs. But because they have larger root systems, they will establish more quickly, produce more flowers earlier and be ready to weather the winter.Lots of color, variety of facesPansies come in a large variety of colors. Wade suggests planting white, gold and yellow pansies with purple. Or, he says, bright yellow and orange blooms go well with darker maroon and blue. The combinations are almost limitless. “There are some plants out now that are pretty much UGA red,” Wade said.Pansy blooms can be solid colors, or they can have shades of pastel colors. Traditional pansies have dark centers surrounded by a lighter color (known as faced pansies). For smaller flowers, plant violas.Planting perfectionAfter choosing the perfect colors in larger pots and buying at the right time of year, planting is the next step toward pansy perfection, Wade says.1. Choose a spot that gets full sun and drains well to prevent disease problems.2. Prepare the bed. Commercial landscapers plant pansies on beds raised 6 to 12 inches above the surrounding soil. This assures good drainage and improves visibility. When re-planting old beds, remove old mulch to avoid plant diseases. Top new beds with 4 inches of organic matter (such as compost), and work it into the bed about a foot deep.3. Broadcast fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, at a rate of 2 cups per 100 square feet over the bed. Rake it into the top 4 inches of soil. 4. Plan your bed. Lay out the plants in their pots on the bed, spacing them 8 to 10 inches apart. Rearrange the pots until you get the bed looking just right.5. Plant the pansy bed from the inside out so you won’t crush any plants. Carefully remove each plant from its container, dig a hole and plant it.6. Mulch plants with 2 to 3 inches of pine straw, pine bark mini-nuggets or shredded hardwood mulch. Carefully place the mulch around the plants, and brush excess mulch off the leaves, Wade said.7. Water the plants with a hand-held hose or watering can. Once the bed is thoroughly wet, apply liquid fertilizer, such as 20-20-20 or 15-30-15, which is absorbed by both foliage and roots.8. Keep the bed moist, but not too wet. Water between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., Wade said. “Don’t water in late evening because the water won’t evaporate and will encourage diseases.” Apply liquid fertilizer once a month throughout the winter.9. Groom pansy beds once a week by removing spent blossoms and seedpods. Seedpods zap the plant’s energy. Old blossoms may harbor diseases. For more information, visit the UGA Cooperative Extension publication at pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1359/B1359.html.last_img read more

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Plantapalooza 2014

first_imgThe Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the UGA Horticulture Club will team up to host Northeast Georgia’s premier plant sale on April 5. Plantapalooza, a series of three fundraising plant sales for the gardens and the horticulture club, will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. The sales will be held concurrently at three different locations around the UGA campus in Athens — the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the horticulture greenhouses on College Station Road and the Trial Gardens at UGA. Hundreds of varieties of annuals, perennials, woody ornamentals, houseplants, herbs and vegetable seedlings will be available for purchase during the sales. Professors, horticulture students, garden curators and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help gardeners select the right plants and answer questions. This year, shoppers can earn up to a 15 percent discount at local nurseries by visiting all three sales. A full schedule for Plantapalooza 2014 and updates about the event can be found at plantapalooza.uga.edu or at Facebook.com/plantapalooza. “Between being able to visit three different sales, being able to purchase a number of annuals and perennials that you probably won’t be able to find anywhere else, this is really a must see event for gardeners in north and middle Georgia,” said John Ruter, director of the Trial Gardens at UGA. In addition to raising money for both gardens and for the UGA Horticulture Club’s academic programing, Plantapalooza serves as an annual spring showcase for the Trial Gardens at UGA. This year marks Ruter’s first at the Trial Gardens and he is looking forward to highlighting his first crop of test plants. Plant nurseries and breeding companies send hundreds of new plants each year to be planted at the garden to see if they can survive the temperature and rainfall variables of the Southeast. The garden is funded by the companies, who pay to have their plants evaluated by an outside source. The money goes toward employing a team of student workers who maintain the garden. The garden also serves as an important teaching and research facility for the UGA Department of Horticulture and other academic departments. Information about the three sale locations can be found at the following websites: The Trial Gardens at UGA, ugatrial.hort.uga.edu; The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, botgarden.uga.edu; and the UGA Horticulture Club, hortclub.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Bankers call for credit unions to be added to CRA

first_imgFederal policymakers should require credit unions to follow the same Community Reinvestment Act standards as banks follow, the American Bankers Association has told the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.In a comment letter submitted in response to an OCC request on how to update the Community Reinvestment Act, the bankers said that one of the goals of the Federal Credit Union Act and the justification for the credit union tax exemption is a requirement that credit unions make credit available to people of “modest means”However, the bankers said, there is no requirement that credit unions document their services to those people.“The requirements to meet the financial services needs of all income demographics, including [low- and moderate-income people] individuals, should apply to all federally insured depository institutions,” the bankers said. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Long Island Chick-fil-A to Open October 7

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Chick-fil-A, the controversial Atlanta-based chain of fast-food chicken restaurants, plans to open its first Long Island location in Port Jefferson Station on Oct. 7, the company said in a statement Tuesday.The first 100 local customers over 18 years old  will win a “year’s supply of Chick-fil-A” in the form of 52 certificates for free meals, plus other giveaways. The fast-food line officially forms at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6—24 hours before the grand opening.“Personalized customer service and freshly prepared food have been the hallmarks of Chick-fil-A since the day founder Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant,” said Stan Abrahamsen, local franchise owner of the location at 5184 Nesconset Highway. “My team members and I are committed to those same ideals.”The store, which features a double drive-thru, is scheduled to be open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Its dining room has seating for 126 customers and its parking lot can hold about 130 vehicles. It will create about 80 new full-and part-time jobs, with hiring underway.Brookhaven town officials had approved the location on the site of a former auto dealership. Local gay rights activists have protested the move on the grounds that Chick-fil-A’s founder has publicly opposed marriage equality. Company officials have said it’s expected to be the first of many Long Island Chick-fil-As.The restaurant will be one of more than 1,900 in 42 states, with the closest current location at New York University in Manhattan. Three years ago, Cathy said in an interview that he opposes gay marriage—a statement that sparked protests nationwide and highlighted his donations to groups sympathetic to that position.“Chick-fil-A has a long history of being taken to task for its donations,” David Kilmnick, CEO of the Long Island GLBT Services Network, had told Brookhaven officials during a 2013 public hearing on the planned LI location, which Kilmnick opposes.Cathy, who has made no secret of incorporating Christian values into his eatery—it’s closed on Sunday, so workers can attend church, for example—later expressed regret that his sandwiches had become a symbol of the gay marriage debate.At the public hearing for the LI location, a company representative tried to appease the critics who spoke out against Chick-fil-A, known for their cow mascots urging patrons to “Eat Mor Chikn”“We’re not anti-anyone,” said Scott Thigpen, Chick-fil-A’s director of restaurant development, at the hearing in Brookhaven. “We’re literally here to serve everyone with honor, dignity and respect. It doesn’t matter about their race, creed, sexual orientation.”last_img read more

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Is the future of food flexitarian?

first_imgVegetarianism and veganism are becoming more and more mainstream, with an increasing choice of meat-free options available in restaurants and supermarkets. However, most of the population still consume meat and dairy products.Among this group of meat-eaters are the 14% of Brits who consider themselves “flexitarians”: while they consume meat occasionally, their diet is mainly plant-based. This is twice as many as pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans combined.YouGov’s latest white paper “Is the future of food flexitarian?” looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t. It also explores whether flexitarianism is a stepping stone on the journey to a meat-free diet or a lifestyle choice on its own. The data also reveals how brands can capitalise on the rise of diets free from animal products.Fill in your details below to access the white paper now.last_img read more

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Top tosser Dotson will start on Modified pole

first_imgSecond through fourth place finishing drivers squared off to decide the next six spots. Tom Berry Jr. defeated Zane DeVilbiss for third and Tim Ward beat Corey Dripps for fifth. The California hotshoe got the best of Ricky Thornton Jr. in a single round bag toss matchup in the Fan Zone at Boone Speedway.  Ethan Dotson BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Ethan Dotson picked up another win at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s … one that will put him on the pole for Saturday’s Modified main event.center_img Jeffrey Abbey made earlier practice he gotten in the Stock Car bag toss pay off, topping Jeremy Mills. Both had won qualifying features on Wednesday. The pole start is worth several thousand dollars in contingency awards and Thornton will take the initial green behind Dotson in the inside row. last_img read more

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Ellsworth and Sumner boys’ soccer teams start season strong

first_imgELLSWORTH — Both the Ellsworth and Sumner boys’ soccer teams have begun their seasons 2-0.Ellsworth 5, Hermon 0Ellsworth beat Hermon on Tuesday night at home in its second game of the season.Matt Curtis scored Ellsworth’s only first-half goal with four minutes left before halftime. In the second half, Colby Clarke scored twice, and Alex Braley and Sam Giffin each added a goal.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth goalie Bruce St. Peter had six saves on eight shots for his first career shutout.Sumner 5, Calais 0Max Exlund scored three goals to propel Sumner to its second win of the season on Tuesday at home.Patrick Pinkham and Brandon Grinnan each chipped in with a goal for Sumner.Ellsworth 4, Presque Isle 3On Saturday, Alex Braley scored two goals to lead Ellsworth to its season-opening win at Presque Isle.Presque Isle led with seven minutes left in the game until Ellsworth got two penalty kicks three minutes apart. Colby Clarke and Dagan Berenyi converted the penalty kicks for the win.Sumner 1, Penquis Valley 0Sumner won at home on Friday.Old Town 2, MDI 1Mount Desert Island lost at home on Tuesday.Orono 3, Bucksport 0Cody Larsen notched 28 saves for Bucksport in the Golden Bucks’ Tuesday night loss at Orono.MDI 5, Caribou 0Ryan Bender scored two goals on indirect free kicks to help MDI to a home win Saturday.Joe Grubb also added two goals for MDI with assists from Jake Ressel and Eli McDonnell. Grubb also assisted on Peter Jacobson’s goal.DI-S 2, Schenck 1Krisford Melanio scored with 5:36 remaining to give Deer Isle-Stonington its win over Schenck on Saturday at East Millinocket.Colby Haskell scored DI-S’s first goal.DI-S goalie Ethan Shepard had 12 saves on 13 shots.Searsport 3, Bucksport 2Connor Kneeland notched a hat trick for Searsport in the team’s home win on Friday. He scored the game-winning goal with two minutes left in the game.Searsport led 2-0 at halftime before Cody Larson and Dustin Colson each scored for Bucksport to tie the game.Searsport outshot Bucksport 21-3.GSA 0, Orono 0GSA and Orono tied on Friday at Orono.last_img read more

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EBFA/RHTY&SC Female 5-A-Side: Pink Queens emerge champs, Lizzann Lavroux is MVP

first_imgTHE East Bank Football Association (EBFA) in association with the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club last Sunday held a one-day Female 5-a-side football competition to encourage the development of the game in the association.Emerging as champs in the two best-of-three matches were Pink Queens who blew away Green Queens, two matches to nil. Led by hat-tricks from sisters Latifah and Lizzann Lavroux, the Green Queens hammered Pink Queens 8-3 in the first match at the Kuru Kururu ground.Also scoring for the winners were Candace Fraser and Ronetta Grant. Pink Team scorers were Aalliyah Thomas, Shaniya Edwards and Nikita Winter.The second match saw the Pink Team take first strike through a Nikita Winter goal but that advantage was eventually cancelled out in the second half through goals from Aaliyah David and Candace Fraser as the Green Team stormed to their second success to win the competition.MVP Lizzann Lavroux (left) receives her cycle from EBFA Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Abigale Scott.Both teams were presented with trophies while each participating player received a medal. Emerging as the Most Valuable Player-of-the-Day was Lizzann Lavroux who was presented with a brand new cycle, compliments of the day’s sponsor, Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC).The EBFA is expressing thanks to the RHTY&SC for its partnership in supporting the development of women’s football also to all the players who participated as well as the parents and coaches.last_img read more

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