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Fundraiser Launched For Area Family Whose Home Was Destroyed By Fire

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) Google Earth GraphicUPDATE @ 7:14 PM:ELLICOTT – Several local charitable organizations are asking for the community’s help in raising funds for a Falconer area family whose home was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Day.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Team is looking into what caused the blaze at 2592 Tompkins Rd.To help the family, Rosie’s Run, AJ Strong and Exceptional Stars Athletes are matching donations. To make contributions, venmo @Jamie-Billquist-1 or PayPal billquist87@gmail.com. In addition to donations, the American Red Ross is immediately assisting the family.The Fluvanna, Falconer, Gerry, Kennedy, Sinclairville, Ashville, Dewittville and Ellery Center Fire Departments were among those who responded to a fully engulfed house fire on Tompkins Road just after 2:30 p.m. on Friday.All occupants made it out of the house before crews arrived and no injuries were reported.Travel on area roadways was difficult as freezing rain is forecast throughout the region.ORIGINAL:ELLICOTT – Several fire departments are battling a house fire on Tomkins Road in the Town of Ellicott.According to Chautauqua County Fire Dispatch, the Fluvanna, Falconer, Gerry, Kennedy, Sinclairville, Ashville, Dewittville and Ellery Center Fire Departments are among those responding to a fully engulfed house fire at 2592 Tompkins Rd. just after 2:30 p.m. on Friday.All occupants reportedly made it out of the house before crews arrived.Travel on area roadways are expected to deteriorate throughout the afternoon, as freezing rain is forecast throughout the region.last_img read more

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Five Things We Learned from Emma Watson & Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton/Harry Potter Gabfest

first_imgEmma Watson & Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton Related Shows Star Filescenter_img View Comments In case you pulled a Thomas Jefferson and missed a few things, Hermione Granger U.N. Ambassador Emma Watson and Hamilton headliner Lin-Manuel Miranda recently hung out.In honor of HeForShe Arts Week,  Beauty and the Beast’s next Belle and the ten-dollar founding father discussed the gargantuan Great White Way hit, Harry Potter, gender equality and more. They obviously had the best time ever—as did we watching them geek out over each other.Want a revelation? Here are five takeaways from the awesome interview.1. Hamilton Is Basically Harry Potter”Structurally, I steal a little bit from Harry Potter, I have to tell you,” Miranda told Watson. “Hamilton meets Aaron Burr. And he says, ‘Aaron Burr. Help me. I want to be in this world.’ And Burr gives him the opposite advice of who he is. And then [Hamilton] meets his real friends: Mulligan, Lafayette and Laurens. It’s exactly Harry Potter meeting Draco Malfoy [before Ron and Hermione].” Look around, look around! How lucky we are to be alive in a world where Hamilton and Harry Potter fandom can coexist.2. Emma Watson Can Snap Like a Schuyler SisterWatson references “The Schuyler Sisters” when asking Miranda about women’s limited role in the history books—and pulls off the sassy gesture, to Miranda’s delight. Watson told Miranda she’s “been hyped for four months straight” since she’s seen the enormously popular production. Werk!3. Lin-Manuel Miranda Is a FeministYep, Miranda answered Watson’s blunt question affirmatively. He also supports the idea of gender-blind casting. “I think there’s going to be so many lady Hamiltons once this thing is in schools and regional productions,” he said. “It’s gonna go gender-blind into the world.”4. Only ONE Hogwarts House Per PersonWhile it’s tempting to give a detailed explanation of why one belongs in both Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, Miranda and Harry Potter’s Watson say that’s cheating. “None of this half this, half this. You have to live in one house,” Miranda said as the two sorted the characters of Hamilton. (The title character got Gryffindor, obvs.)5. Emma Watson Can BeatboxSign Watson up for that gender-blind Hamilton cast. She can dance and drop a beat. Perhaps Hermione will make that Broadway bow she’s been eyeing? We hope so, and we want Miranda to co-star. We can’t get enough of these two. from $149.00last_img read more

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Garden to bed

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAs fall begins to settle in, host Walter Reeves gets busyputting the flower garden to bed on “Gardening inGeorgia” Oct. 22 on Georgia Public Broadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It’stelevised each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.On this week’s show, Reeves visits the Biltmore Estate inAsheville, N.C. There, he helps horticulture director ParkerAndes dig elephant ear corms. As they work, others are pulling upfaded annuals and preparing beds for fall all around them.UGA horticulture professor emeritus Wayne McLaurin then showsReeves how to examine compost to make sure everything has beendigested. He describes a homemade screen he uses to sift finishedcompost from larger particles that need to stay longer in thepile. For more on mulching, see the UGA publication, “Compostingand Mulching.”Finally, Reeves shows how to dig up the tubers of dahlias with agarden fork and dust any wounds with sulfur. He packs the rootsin a plastic tub filled with perlite. Then he keeps the tub in acool spot until planting time next spring.last_img read more

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The October Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

first_imgThe October issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live and on newstands now. Pick up your copy or read online today for an in-depth profile of 14 regional photographers, drives and hikes not to be missed this fall, sunken secrets about Appalachia’s underwater ghost towns, Jennifer Pharr Davis’ top gear picks for the Mountains to Sea Trail and much more.QUICK HITSStringbean sets new A.T. speed record • Bear roams U.Va. • New N.C. natural areaBEER RUNSThe Blue Ridge region is blessed with some of the country’s best craft beer, bourbon, and beautiful landscapes. Runs, bike rides, hikes, and even yoga sessions are often followed with beers, and trolley pubs and pedal taverns have long been popular throughout the region.THE DIRTAppalachia’s newest state park • 652-mile record swim on the Tennessee River • Sunken secrets • Hiking the Blue Wall  • Chasing WaterfallsTHE GOODSJennifer Pharr Davis’s go-to gear for her Mountains to Sea thru-hikeTRAIL MIXFarm boy Scott Miller returns with a new recordCLASSIC COLORTake the scenic route on your next leaf peeping adventure with these 10 iconic drives and roadside hikes.THE PHOTO ISSUEFourteen top regional outdoor photographers share their unfiltered stories of hard work, stubborn perseverance— and sometimes, damn good luck—that goes into getting the shot (and how you can get it, too).BOONE’S BIG BUYAfter more than 30 years of climbing access issues in the High Country, Boone finally has its very own boulderfield.SOLE SISTERSTwo college roommates from Atlanta started jogging—and launched a global movement to inspire African-American women to run with them.last_img read more

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Convict Gets 9 Years for Killing Nassau Jail Inmate

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for killing a fellow Nassau County jail inmate during a fight while awaiting trial two years ago.Charles Creekmur had been convicted in July at Nassau County court of first-degree manslaughter. Judge Meryl Berkowitz also sentenced him to five years of post-release supervision.Prosecutors said the 27-year-old strangled Antwan Brown, 26, of Long Beach, in Brown’s second floor cell at the East Meadow facility on Jan. 7, 2012. Nassau County Corrections officers arrested Creekmur shortly later.Creekmur was awaiting trial on robbery and weapons charges stemming from a July 2011 attempted holdup at the time. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.last_img read more

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Huntington Station Man Suffered Medical Emergency Before Fatal Crash, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old man died after crashing his car into a tree in Huntington on Tuesday afternoon and investigators suspect that he suffered a medical emergency before the collision.Suffolk County police said Robert Manigaulte, of Huntington Station, was driving a Chrysler Town and Country southbound on Woodbury Road when he crossed onto the opposite side of the road and struck a tree south of Carley Avenue at 4 p.m.The victim was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Second Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and are continuing the investigating investigation.last_img

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Case Study: BCU becomes a card contender

first_imgWhen $2.5 Billion BCU, Vernon Hills, Ill., revamped its card portfolio in 2016, it wanted to deliver high-value rewards with a focus on simplicity and transparency.The CU launched its new Cash Rewards Visa card in April and today returns 1.5 percent cash back (unlimited) to members on all purchases, with no annual fee and an APR as low as 10.15 percent. The CU’s revamped Travel Rewards Visa card, which rolled out last November, returns two points per every dollar of purchases (unlimited), with no annual fee and an APR as low as 10.15 percent. The value proposition for both products is designed to target Signature-eligible members, which helps the economics of the program through higher interchange.Targeted Marketing, Lots of ItWith a focus on its two restructured rewards programs, the CU leverages a variety of marketing channels to generate new accounts, including member-facing, direct, online and mobile. Product messaging reinforces key features and benefits to differentiate the product from other cards in the market.“We analyze risk criteria, spending behavior and other factors to determine which members are most likely to respond to a rewards product offer,” explains CUES member Mike Fox, director/lending product management for BCU. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Criterion goes Euro

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Spec on the horizon

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Positive news on Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could come Thursday: Report

first_imgShares in AstraZeneca traded 5% higher by 1415 GMT. There was no immediate comment from the company on the report.A spokeswoman for Oxford University told Reuters the team was awaiting confirmation from a scientific journal of a publication date and time for the data, but gave no further details. “(We) are not able to confirm when it will be released,” she said.Peston said in a blog post: “I am hearing there will be positive news soon (perhaps tomorrow) on initial trials of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine that is backed by AstraZeneca.”Researchers in the United States reported on Tuesday that Moderna Inc’s experimental vaccine showed it was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study.Moderna started its Phase II trial in May and expects to start a Phase III trial on July 27. Positive news on initial trials of the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine that has been licensed to AstraZeneca could be announced as soon as Thursday, ITV’s political editor Robert Peston said, citing a source.The potential vaccine is already in large-scale Phase III human trials to assess whether it can protect against COVID-19, but its developers have yet to report Phase I results which would show whether it is safe and whether or not it induces an immune response.The developers of the vaccine said this month they were encouraged by the immune response they had seen in trials so far and were expecting to publish Phase 1 data by the end of July. Topics :center_img The data are expected to be published by The Lancet medical journal.More than 100 vaccines are being developed and tested around the world to try to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands and ravaged the global economy.AstraZeneca’s experimental vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist said in June.The company has signed agreements with governments around the globe to supply the vaccine should it be cleared for use.last_img read more

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