MGN ImageOLEAN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on Thursday morning.The Cattaraugus County Health Department says the 52nd case involves a female healthcare worker who received an antibody test that indicated she could have current infection.A COVID-19 test later revealed she was indeed positive for the virus. Prior to being tested the woman was asymptomatic.The 53rd COVID-19 case involves a male resident who was also asymptomatic. For the most part, health officials say, he denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 case. A contact tracing investigation is now underway for both new cases.There is now a total of 53 cases, with 14 active, 37 recovered and two deceased in Cattaraugus County. 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)
JAMESTOWN – High Pressure will continue to dominate the regional weather through much of the upcoming week, with a slow gradual increase in temperatures. Today will be a repeat of yesterday, all-be-it a tad bit warmer. Sun filled skies with highs in the low-60’s.Clear skies continue tonight with lows dropping into the low to mid-30’s. Frost and freeze advisories will more than likely be issued again.Dry and sunny conditions look to hold steady through at least Wednesday. Highs in the mid-60’s for Monday and Tuesday, eventually reaching the low-70’s by Wednesday. Looking to the end of next week, there is a slight chance of a shower for Thursday, otherwise the sunny weather looks to continue with highs rebounding into the mid-70’sWNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.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)
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) Ed Clemente / MGN MGN Image ALBANY – New York State could soon be regulating hemp-derived CBD products.The state Department of Health on Wednesday proposed regulations in accordance with legislation passed earlier this year establishing a Cannabinoid Hemp Program.There are federal regulations for growing hemp but not for processing cannabinoid products.New York’s proposed regulations require laboratory testing and labeling to ensure consumers are getting what they pay for, without harmful contaminants. The regulations have been anxiously awaited by industrial hemp farmers and processors across the state, as well as hundreds of businesses that make consumer products from CBD, or cannabidiol, extracted from hemp.At media events around the state last month, industry leaders urged the Governor to issue rules before the temporary state program they’ve been operating under expires at the end of October.An industrial hemp pilot program was launched in New York in 2015 in hopes of spurring economic development and providing farmers with a lucrative new crop. There are now about 700 hemp growers and 100 manufacturers of hemp products across the state.In addition to setting quality standards, the regulations create a system for allowing hemp-derived cannabinoids to be used in certain foods, beverages, topicals and dietary supplements. Processors are prohibited from making claims suggesting the products will treat or prevent disease.The regulations are subject to a 60-day public comment period.
View Comments Grab your carnation corsage and a giant taffeta dress, because it’s prom season! Whether you’re currently in high school or just a big kid at heart, the prom is an excuse to get dressed up, rent a limo and shamelessly make out with your date in front of the entire school. No? Just us? Anyway, with so many adorable couples on the Great White Way, we thought we’d throw our own prom right here at Broadway.com! After dancing the night away to our favorite showtunes, it’s time to crown the prom king and queen of Broadway. Which couple is the most deserving of the honor? Pick your prom king and queen below!
Related Shows Heathers also currently stars Dave Thomas Brown as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Kristolyn Lloyd as the Heathers. Additional cast members include Katie Ladner, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Tony winner Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan. Maybe she’d just had enough of croquet, pâté and slushies? Broadway.com has confirmed that Barrett Wilbert Weed, who was starring as Veronica in Heathers, the musical based on the 1988 cult classic film, has suddenly departed the off-Broadway production. No word yet on why she left the tuner or who her replacement is. Charissa Hogeland and Cait Fairbanks understudy the role of Veronica. Heathers: The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 View Comments Directed by Andy Fickman, the show features music, lyrics and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. In Heathers, Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.
Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway debut Paramour will bring the term “triple threat” to new heights. The prospect of acting, singing, dancing and acrobatics in one Great White Way musical have got theater, circus and stunt fans alike waiting with baited breath to step right up at the Lyric Theatre. Fortunately for us, headliners Ruby Lewis and Bradley Dean recently took The Today Show behind the scenes for a sneak peek at the upcoming production. It seems ensemble members juggling umbrellas, a New York City rooftop chase (on trampolines) and an epic love triangle are just a few of the tricks Paramour has behind its curtains. Performances begin on April 16, and the spectacle officially opens on May 25. Feast your eyes on the video below! Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR View Comments Related Shows ‘Paramour’
View Comments Nathan Lane in ‘The Front Page'(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) The revival of The Front Page, starring a plethora of stage and screen favorites (including Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Slattery, Holland Taylor and more) played its final performance on January 29 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The Jack O’Brien-helmed production celebrated the end of its run with an uptick, grossing $1,073,605 (one of eight shows to hit seven figures this week) and reaching a capacity just over 100% of its potential. Meanwhile, five perennial favorites took the top spots, but two of this year’s strongest Best Musical Tony Awards contenders were not too far behind: Dear Evan Hansen and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 29:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,465,369)2. The Lion King ($1,647,390)3. Wicked ($1,511,001)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,307,302)5. Aladdin ($1,275,539)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Phantom of the Opera ($766,486)4. On Your Feet! ($728,188)3. Chicago ($566,899)2. Jitney ($381,606)1. In Transit ($337,917)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Hamilton (101.80%)2. The Book of Mormon (101.79%)3. Dear Evan Hansen (101.56%)4. The Front Page (100.47%)5. Aladdin (99.14%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Paramour (80.81%)4. School of Rock (78.20%)3. Kinky Boots (76.91%)2. The Phantom of the Opera (72.86%)1. On Your Feet! (63.83%)Source: The Broadway League
Participer aux festivités! Newcomer McGee Maddox has been cast as Jerry Mulligan in the national tour of An American in Paris. Maddox will join the touring production on April 18, while the show is playing the ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona. Maddox replaces Garen Scribner, who will play his final performance on April 16 in Las Vegas. Maddox will continue in the role of Jerry through April 2018.Maddox trained at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, joining Houston Ballet as an Apprentice in 2005. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2009 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2014. Recently, Maddox debuted as Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Albrecht in Giselle and L’Aviateur in the world premiere of Le Petit Prince. Maddox has danced principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Hamlet, The Four Temperaments, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Watch her, The Man in Black, Pur ti Miro, Allegro Brillante and Theme and Variations.Maddox will join current principal cast members Sara Esty (Lise Dassin), Etai Benson (Adam Hochberg), Nick Spangler (Henri Baurel), Emily Ferranti (Milo Davenport) and Gayton Scott (Madame Baurel). Ryan Steele and Leigh-Ann Esty will continue performing as the Jerry and Lise alternates on tour.Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.The score of An American in Paris includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “”S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.” View Comments McGee Maddox
Visitors to the GeorgiaNational Fair in Perry, Ga., can find out how much they know in the daily Ag U QuizBowl.”It’s a fun way to learn about a very serious subject,” said Willie Chance, a Houston County Extension Service agentwho helped run the first Ag U Quiz Bowl in last year’s fair.The quiz show is sponsored by the Universityof Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences and the Georgia National Fair. The fair is Oct. 9-18.Fair visitors will have a dozen chances to get in on the quiz bowl fun, with threedaily showings Oct. 12-15. The shows will be at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. each day inside thefairground’s Heritage Hall.At each show, a CAES professor will provide some fascinating facts about agriculture inan entertaining lecture.Visitors will learn the basics, like the fact that agriculture accounts for one inevery six jobs in Georgia and generates $39 billion, or 16 percent of the state’s economicoutput.But they’ll also get a quick review of Georgia farm history and some fun facts like:* The state’s farmers grow enough peanuts for every Georgian to get 187 pounds of peanut butter every year. “But we spread it around,” Chance said.* More people die from insect bites than snake bites. Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry will probably kill 1 million people this year.After the lecture, Chance said, four people in the audience get to be contestants inthe quiz bowl. They’ll compete for Ag U degrees by answering questions covered in thelecture. The winner will get the “doctor of ag facts” degree. Runners-up willget “farm foreman” degrees, while the losing contestant will be declared a”city slicker.”Actually, all four will get some nice prizes — all Georgia farm products such ascotton T-shirts, peanuts and coupons for free eggs.”We have a good time,” Chance said. “We try to make it as fun andentertaining as we can. While we’re having fun, though, we try to let everyone leave witha little more knowledge about the importance of agriculture in Georgia.” If you got dressed and ate breakfast this morning, you have some farm’s finest in youand probably on you. But how much do you know about agriculture?
It was cool under my granddaddy’s scuppernong arbor. We didn’t have air-conditioning back then. But the return of school would usually bring on the first hint of a cool snap. And with sweet scuppernongs hanging everywhere, it was heaven under there.If you’re a Deep South native, chances are good you have muscadine memories yourself. Generations of Georgians have considered these special grapes one of the best things about the coming of fall.The distinctive flavor of muscadines seems to hint of the years they’ve had to mellow. People were enjoying them in the South long before the first European settlers arrived.Nowadays, people can take their backyard muscadines inside and eat them in cool, modern comfort. And the grapes are more often grown on more efficient trellises.Many More Choices NowWe have many more choices now, too. My granddaddy had the scuppernongs and a trellis of black muscadines. He called the black ones bullaces. I grew up thinking the black ones were bullaces and the bronze ones scuppanons. (We left off the “g” and never really pronounced the “er.”)In the 50 years since then, plant breeders have given muscadine lovers a rainbow of choices in shades of red, bronze, purple and black.All have attributes better than the original, two-centuries-old scuppernong, the first cultivated variety of the native wild grapes. Some of the new muscadine grapes are seedless. Some have more edible skins. Nearly all are sweeter and bigger.”Muscadines today are bigger than a quarter and sinfully sweet,” said Gerard Krewer, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Sweet So Many WaysAmong the dozens of varieties, some are fresh-fruit favorites. Others are noted for their sweet dessert wines. Many others are wonderful in cider, jellies, preserves and syrups.Georgia has 1,000 acres of commercial muscadine vineyards, most for fresh-market grapes. Krewer figures at least twice that many grow in the state’s backyards.The grapes usually begin ripening in early August in extreme south Georgia. The harvest then moves northward and extends into mid-fall, Krewer said. The sweet, mellow grapes grow everywhere in the state except in the high mountains.Good For You, TooMy granddaddy lived to 90 years old in a time when the life expectancy was around 65. Eating all those muscadines may have helped him live so long.”Research is showing that muscadines are one of nature’s most healthful foods,” Krewer said.Studies at Mississippi State University, he said, found that muscadines are richer in fiber, zinc, manganese, iron and calcium than most other fruits.Later research found that they are one of the world’s richest sources of ellagic acid, which is thought to help prevent cancer, and of resveratrol, which a University of North Carolina medical researcher found to be a potent anticancer compound.Muscadines in SpotlightMuscadines will be in the spotlight when the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga., hosts the 2001 Georgia/South Carolina Muscadine Meeting and Field Day Sept. 28.The event starts at 9 a.m. and includes lunch and a taste panel of muscadine cultivars. It ends with a 2 p.m. tour of the Experiment Station’s vineyards. Granddaddy would have loved it.The fee is $25 until Sept. 21 and $30 after that. Couples may attend for $40 (if preregistered by Sept. 21). To sign up, get a registration form at the nearest county extension office. Or call (770) 229-3477.