Wegmans Receives Enough Masks For Employees To Wear

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) ROCHESTER – Colleen Wegman delivered a message Wednesday, updating the company’s COVID-19 response.She says Wegmans has received enough masks to make it possible for employees to adhere to the CDC’s advice.“All along, we have followed the guidance of the CDC for the latest trusted advice,” Colleen said.The masks will arrive at the stores in the next few days. Wegmans says it will continue to follow standards for social distancing, sanitation, and plexiglass screens at check out.Colleen Wegmans says, “we are confident in the measures we’ve taken to keep our stores a safe and positive place to be during this time. We thank you for your support as we continue to learn and ensure progress is made daily.”Read her full message below:We are a family company who has never felt more like a family as we come together during this trying time, and we hope the same for all of you.  On a daily basis, we are so moved to hear the stories of kindness and connection happening in our stores.  Our people and our customers continue to be nothing short of amazing.We thank our people who continue to show up every day with a positive attitude, ready to deliver incredible service, equipped with the most up-to-date trusted science to protect themselves and our customers.  Our customers support us every day, taking time to recognize our people and encourage us to keep going, which truly makes a HUGE difference.We understand this is a trying time for everyone.  We are extremely grateful for the way people – our suppliers, employees, customers and community partners – are pulling together to help.All along, we have followed the guidance of the CDC for the latest trusted advice. Most recently they are advising that the application of masks may prevent the spread of the virus.  We are fortunate to have secured enough masks, arriving at stores in the next few days, to make it possible for our people to adhere to this advice.  As we continue to follow the highest standards for social distancing, sanitation, and plexiglass screens at check out, we are confident in the measures we’ve taken to keep our stores a safe and positive place to be during this time.  We thank you for your support as we continue to learn and ensure progress is made daily.As the world around us continues to change at a rapid pace, we continue to make decisions with the most up-to-date science in mind, while always leading with our hearts.  We express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you.All Our Best,Colleenlast_img read more

First Significant Snowfall Likely Tonight As Lake Effect Snow Returns To Region

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) JAMESTOWN – We could see our first significant snowfall of the season tonight as lake effect snow will impact the area.A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Southern Erie and Wyoming counties from 5 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. on Monday.In total, we could see around 4 to 7 inches of snow accumulations with winds gusting as high as 45 mph, strongest near the Lake Erie shoreline. Plan on slippery road conditions with patchy blowing snow that could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.Viewers can submit snow reports through social media using #MyLocalWx or via email to NewsDesk@WNYNewsNow.com.A wind advisory is also issued for Chautauqua County until 7 a.m. on Monday. Winds from the south at 30 to 45 mph are expected Sunday, with winds shifting west to northwest 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon to evening. Prior to the storm, on Sunday we will see rain showers likely before changing to snow late in the afternoon. Otherwise it will be cloudy with highs in the mid-40’s. Breezy conditions are also likely, especially ahead of the cold front.Any left over snow showers will begin to taper off Monday morning.For Monday, we will be mostly cloudy with a few rain or snow showers possible. Highs in the upper-30’s.As we head into mid and later week a pattern shift will take place. Dryer and warmer weather will return as the low-60’s will return to the area quickly melting any snowfall from earlier in the week.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program. Winter weather in Jamestown, New York. WNYNewsNow file image 11/12/19.last_img read more

Just Cindy! Keke Palmer Will Join Broadway Cast of Cinderella

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Palmer’s film and TV credits include Animal, Masters of Sex, The Trip to Bountiful, Akeelah and the Bee, Joyful Noise, The Cleaner, True Jackson, VP and 90210. Her debut album So Uncool was released by Atlantic Records in 2007. Back in 2012, Palmer told Broadway.com that singing was her first love, saying “it would be really fun” to come to the Great White Way. Well, wishes come true! She will be the first African American actress to play Cinderella on Broadway. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. This Cinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals. Check out Palmer and Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan’s duet from Joyful Noise below! In addition to Faure, Cinderella currently features Nancy Opel as Madame, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Tony winner Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Related Shows View Comments Cinderella A new princess is heading to the Broadway Theatre! Small screen star and talk show host Keke Palmer will join the cast of Cinderella. The Just Keke host will don the glass slippers beginning September 9, taking over for current Cindy Paige Faure. As previously announced, Faure will lead the national tour of the Rodgers and Hammerstein tuner beginning October 10.last_img read more

Riding the Midnight Express With Billy Hayes to Close Early Off-Broadway

first_imgRiding the Midnight Express With Billy Hayes is set to close early on November 30—the off-Broadway show had been scheduled to end its limited engagement on December 28. Directed by Jeffrey Altshuler, the production is playing at the Barrow Street Theatre. View Comments Related Shows First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar-winning film. Now, with Riding the Midnight Express, comes a solo show performed by the man who lived it. Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his harrowing escape. There will be a Q&A between Hayes and the audience following each performance. Riding the Midnight Express Hayes’ autobiographical book, Midnight Express, was released in 1977 and adapted into a film a year later, starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Riding the Midnight Express previously played a limited engagement at St. Luke’s Theatre earlier this year. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014last_img read more

Donmar Warehouse’s City of Angels Eyes West End Run

first_imgAll we have to do is wait! Preliminary discussions are in place to bring the Donmar Warehouse production of City of Angels to the West End, The Daily Mail has reported. The production, helmed by Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke, stars Tam Mutu (who will make his Broadway debut this spring in Doctor Zhivago), Les Miserables of stage and screen’s Samantha Barks and West End fave Hadley Fraser. No dates, venue or cast for a West End bow have been set. Check out Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek chatting about City of Angels with Mutu below! View Comments In addition to Mutu, Barks and Fraser, the Donmar Warehouse cast includes Katherine Kelly, Rosalie Craig, Rebecca Trehearn and Peter Polycarpou. The production began performances on December 5 and run through February 7, 2015. Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Larry Gelbart, City of Angels alternates between the story of a mystery writer who hopes to break into the movies and the suave 1940s detective he created. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1989, winning six Tony Awards including Best Musical. The tuner then made its West End debut in 1993.last_img read more

Annaleigh Ashford Is Taking Dog Obedience Classes For Sylvia

first_imgTony nominee Annaleigh Ashford will be barking on Broadway this fall—yes, you heard us, barking—in the new revival of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia. But before she will sit, fetch and shake paws as the title pup, she’s taking her canine commitment very seriously. “I have a mini Australian Shepherd named Gracie, and she’s going to be a great inspiration,” she told Broadway.com exclusively. “This summer we have some obedience classes planned, as well as speed and agility courses, and we’re going to be doing some dog training together.” Wow, this takes method acting to a whole new level!While this is Ashford’s first time playing a pup, the Broadway favorite does have prior experience working with dogs on the Great White Way. “I was the scene partner for Chico, who played Bruiser in Legally Blonde,” she explained. “So I spent a lot of time with [Broadway animal trainer] Bill Berloni learning about the psychology of dogs, and that was a great precursor for Sylvia.”Believe it or not, playing a pooch has always been a goal for the Masters of Sex star, who will appear alongside humans Julie White and Robert Sella in the first Broadway production of the 1995 comedy. “I’ve always loved playing creatures who are not human, so the opportunity to play a dog—and not just any dog, but a loving, dedicated, interesting, funny and independent dog—is a dream come true,” she said. Break a paw, Annaleigh! Related Shows Sylvia Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

NFL Legend Eddie George Begins Performances in Chicago

first_imgThere’s a new Prince of the Courtroom at the Ambassador Theatre! NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in Chicago on January 12; he is scheduled to play a limited engagement through February 28.George has previously made stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments from $49.50 Chicago Related Showslast_img read more

Dylis Croman & Amra-Faye Wright Return to Chicago

first_img Amra-Faye Wright Chicago Star Files from $49.50 Related Showscenter_img View Comments Dylis Croman in ‘Chicago'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Hotcha! Dylis Croman and Amra-Faye Wright will return to Broadway’s Chicago as Roxie and Velma, respectively, on November 28. The duo step in for Veronica Dunne and Lana Gordon at the Ambassador Theatre.Croman has been a Chicago family member for more than eight years; her other Broadway and tour credits include In Your Arms, A Chorus Line, Movin’ Out, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma, Thou Shalt Not and Fosse. On screen she has been seen in Guiding Light and Smash. Wright has played Velma on five continents (the only actress in Chicago history to have done so); additional stage credits include Footloose, Grease and A Chorus Line.Chicago also currently stars Paul Alexander Nolan as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Mel B is set to join the show as Roxie on December 28; Croman will depart the production on December 27.last_img read more

Dog-days Heat Wave

first_imgA mid-August heat wave across Georgia had humans, plants and animals all wilting. But theheat isn’t just uncomfortable. It can be dangerous. Farmers may be especially vulnerable to the heat. “Once the bolls fill out,” he said, “farmers want dry days to open the bolls and start harvestwithout boll rot setting in.” With humid, hot weather, there is still danger from mosquitoes and the encephalitis theycarry, Strickland said. “The big thing this year is taking care of insects that might transmitdisease,” he said. As farmers apply herbicides, they can hurt their crop, too. “The oils they apply with someherbicides can burn crop plants during hot days,” he said. Extension peanut scientist John Beasley said the heat is both good and bad. Some of the state’speanuts are maturing before they’ve set as good a crop as they could with milder weather, hesaid. As harvest time approaches, many crops need hot, dry days to finish maturing. But UGAscientists say most crops aren’t quite ready for that. In most cases, heat speeds maturation,sometimes before the farmer or the plant is ready. “They’re often out in the open, with no shade in sight to help keep them cool,” said ConnieCrawley, a nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”Even staying in a shop with fans is better than in the open, full sun.” Animals, including pets, need water and shade, too. Extension veterinarian Jim Strickland saidmost confined livestock facilities have good cooling mechanisms designed into them. Mistersand fans help keep animals cool. And livestock in pastures, like outdoor pets, will usually findthe coolest spot they can on their own. Steve Brown, an extension cotton scientist, said most farmers are still two to three weeks awayfrom needing dry weather for cotton. Heat isn’t as much the problem as a lack of moisture in soybeans, said extension agronomistJohn Woodruff. “Some insects are thriving, though,” he said. “Farmers need to keep a closeeye out for soybean loopers.” The plants with ample moisture can withstand heat better than those that need water. But evenwith good moisture, high temperatures can speed evaporation, increasing the need for water. Grains agronomist Dewey Lee said the corn crop still needs rain in north Georgia. But in southGeorgia, farmers need dry weather to get the crop harvested. Overall, he said, the heat’s effectwon’t be as great on fields with adequate moisture. Woodruff said soybean loopers can move into a field and multiply fast, damaging the crop asthey go. But when the farm needs attention, it probably needs it now. That dilemma puts farmers atextra risk. The stress of farming is bad enough, and heat problems can add to it in many ways. For almost all Georgia crops, soil moisture is more important than air temperature. Rainfallacross south Georgia has been spotty at best. Ironically, heat doesn’t hurt weeds as much as it does crops. “They’re tough,” said extensionweed scientist Greg MacDonald.last_img read more

Better Soil.

first_imgThe old saying, “Never place a $5 plant in a 50-cent hole,” is true. The condition of your landscape soil may be the most important aspect of gardening success.Whether you work with south Georgia sand or north Georgia’s clay soils, soil amendments are vital commodities to have.But it can boggle the mind to look around the garden center and try to distinguish between soil amendments. There are manures, top soil, potting soil, peat moss, mushroom compost — and the list goes on.The important things to remember are the goals of soil amendments: to improve the soil’s tilth (loosen it up) and drainage and perhaps possibly add some nutrient value.Focus on Loosening SoilI suggest focusing more on organic amendments’ ability to loosen the soil and less on nutrition.The price of amendments varies greatly, and the bags whose fancy covers tout their nutritional excellence may not be any better than the others.Get in the habit of reading the label on everything to see what’s actually in the bag you’re buying. By reading the label, you can more easily compare apples to apples.Stay away from just buying pure peat moss. This makes a poor soil amendment on its own. It tends to dry out too much during dry times and stays soggy when the weather’s wet.Home Compost Good, TooHome compost can be a good soil amendment, too, if it’s been composted completely. Completed compost should have the consistency of dark topsoil. Use partially finished compost as a mulch on top of the soil, or leave it in the compost bin to finish its conversion to humus.Once you’ve decided on an amendment, it’s vital to add it to your soil the right way.One of the most common errors in planting is to dig a hole, pour in a soil amendments and then insert the plant into a hole you’d need a shoe horn to get it into. This will spell disaster. The moisture level around the plant will fluctuate drastically over time.The right way is to create a consistent, universal soil the roots of the plant can expand in. Then, in this amended soil, dig a planting hole at least twice the width of the root ball.New Planting SitesIf it’s a new planting site, incorporate a 3- to 4-inch layer of the organic amendment into the soil. This is best done with a tiller in larger beds, but a spade or stiff pitchfork will work in small spaces. Be sure to thoroughly mix the organic matter into the native soil. Don’t create two separate soil layers.You can add organic matter to existing landscapes, too. Just rake back some of the mulch and lightly incorporate about a 1-inch layer around plants. Use a pitchfork to work some of the soil into the existing medium.Take care not to damage your plants’ root systems. Amending existing landscape beds annually will greatly improve the growing conditions for the plants and help insure against compaction and poor drainage.Take a Soil SampleWhile many amendments will add some nutritional value to your soil, you will most likely need to supplement with synthetic fertilizers.Taking a soil sample to your county extension agent is the best way to know the true fertilizer and lime requirements. Sampling every other year will allow you to closely monitor your plant’s nutrition needs.Amending your soil can be one of the easiest ways to avoid plant stress or prevent future disease problems. It’s a great way to improve the health of your soil and ensure the long-term success of your landscape.last_img read more