Rebels To Host ‘Pink The Rink’ Special

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) File image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – For their second game of the upcoming two-game series vs. the New Jersey Titans, the Jamestown Rebels will be hosting a ‘Pink the Rink’ Special on Saturday to acknowledge breast cancer. The Jamestown Rebels are teaming up with the WCA Foundation for the ‘Pink the Rink’ game.Events going on during the game will include 50/50 ticket sales and a basket raffle with the proceeds going to the Shades of Pink Fund by UPMC Chautauqua.Fans are also encouraged to attend the game wearing anything with the color pink. The Rebels go into their upcoming series vs. the Titans this weekend in sixth place in the Eastern Division with 39 points, one point behind the Maine Nordiques and four points behind for a playoff spot.On the opposing end, New Jersey is on top in the East with 69 points, five points ahead of the second place Johnstown Tomahawks.Jamestown’s Pink the Rink Special will have a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.last_img read more

Gym Owner Questions Cuomo’s Decision Making On Reopenings

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) Submitted image.WEST ELLICOTT — The owner of a local gym feels crushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision not to include gyms in his phase four reopening and it has her questioning his decision making.Erica Dix, co-owner of Anytime Fitness, told WNYNewsNow Cuomo’s decision is arbitrary.“It’s all been arbitrary, I feel. It’s soul crushing, our members are suffering,” Dix said.The impact goes far beyond the loss of business, she said. “Working out boosts immunity and it was just sort of ripped away from us,” she said.Asked what she would say directly to Cuomo, she was quick to reply.“Good thing you’re asking me and not my husband because he might not be so nice,” she said. “I would just ask him for clarification and I would give him the reasons why gyms should be open. It (working out) builds immunity, it fights the COVID Virus, it fights the Flu, it builds strength, it helps mental stability, it fights depression. There’s all these things that working out does for you and he’s just taken that away from the entire state.”Dix said a lawsuit is possible and that she has discussed such action with her attorney.“I just want our members to know we love them. Our members are our family and we miss them,” she said.Submitted image.She keeps in contact with members and stream some workouts, but that isn’t as good as in person workouts, she explained.“We try to keep each other focused and motivated there, but you don’t have the personal cheering session you do. It’s different. It’s not the same as in person,” she said.Her gym is clean and safe, she said, and has always used comprehensive cleaning standards.“For our gym, we’ve always had a cleaning process implemented. Members wipe off the equipment when they’re done with it. We clean it thoroughly daily, its not a dirty gym.,” Dix said. “And now for the governor to say it’s because of the air conditioning quality, Home Depot has air conditioning, Wegmans has air conditioning, liquor stores have air conditioning. There’s just no rhyme or reason.”In addition, cardio equipment has been set up to ensure social distancing, as is most of the equipment in the facility, she said.“There’s nothing after phase four so I don’t know how he’s (Cuomo) picking and choosing. He’s just completely, arbitrarily making decisions as he goes,” said Dix.Asked what she will do if there is no official opening after Phase 4, she said “Wait. I don’t know that we have any option.”She said she has emailed local politicians, all the officials in state development and Cuomo’s office. The state response was “a cookie cutter basic response.”Expenses continue and they have cut where they could, she explained.“We still have rent, we still have utilities. although the utilities are less than usual because we suspended services, we turned off the heat and the air.”“We haven’t charged our members since April first and we’ve had several members say ‘Take our money, take our money, but we can’t take money for a service we can’t provide,” she said. “It’s not just us, as the business owners that are effected, it’s everybody from our instructors to members to everyone that’s involved.last_img read more

Cuomo: School Reopening Decision Set For Early August

first_imgALBANY — A decision regarding the reopening of schools throughout New York State will be made during the first week of August. That’s according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who made the announcement during a press briefing Wednesday morning in New York City. Cuomo says his office is consulting with all stakeholders on guidance, which will be finalized Monday.Plans regarding reopening are to be submitted on July 31.Cuomo says that the reopening of schools is a state decision, not a decision of the federal government. The Governor adds that the decision will be made based on the science and data that is presented throughout July. Cuomo also announced that malls in Phase 4 regions can reopen starting Friday as long as they have enhanced HVAC filtration systems and measures in place. He says safe ventilation is crucial.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)last_img read more

Sunday Cold Front Ushering In Cooler Weather For This Week

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A cold front passing by the region today will allow cooler Autumn like air for the start of the new work week. For Sunday, scattered showers and thunderstorms possible throughout the day, otherwise mostly cloudy with highs in the lower-70’s.Tonight, mostly cloudy with a shower possible. Lows in the lower-50’s.Cooler temperatures are expected for the first part of the week. Early clouds and a Lake Effect Shower or two are possible Monday before skies gradually clear late in the afternoon as high pressure builds in. Highs Monday in the lower to mid-60’s. Its worth mentioning that clearing skies Monday night will allow temperatures to cool into the upper-30’s to lower-40’s. Some areas well inland may see some frost Monday night.Temperatures will begin to rebound on Tuesday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid to upper-60’s. While highs Wednesday reach the mid-70’s again.WNYNewsNow 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)last_img read more

Jamestown Lakers Disabled Hockey Team Opens New Player Registration

first_imgImage via Jamestown Lakers Disabled Hockey Team / Facebook.JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Lakers Disabled Hockey organization has opened its new player registration to the public.Opportunities and participation are key to build a strong foundation, according to Blade Ellis the group’s Assistant Program Director.All children benefit from exercise, enjoyment, and energy release, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Lakers registration comes at a time when individuals are becoming more cautious of fitness, activity, friendships, and competition.“We are extremely excited to provide the community an opportunity to join such a wonderful program,” said Blade Ellis. “This magnificent organization provides many benefits to children with any type of disability, including physical, mental, and learning.” Located at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown, home of the Jamestown Rebels National American Hockey League team, the Lakers disabled hockey organization provides a no-cost program for individuals with disabilities.The program strives to accomplish several objectives and goals, including team building; building communication; developing long-term friendships; reaching full potentials as both individuals and athletes; and, most importantly, having fun.The program focuses on the slogan, “because everyone should play,” giving all individuals with a disability the opportunity to play the game of hockey at no cost.“We focus on not just winning hockey games and becoming better athletes, but also becoming better individuals,” Ellis said. “We have a strong staff that works extremely hard to get our players to reach their full potential to compete in hockey games, while, at the same time, illustrating and teaching our players the basic skills of life, and how to be a professional, respectable young adult.”To learn more, or to sign-up, visit www.jamestownlakersdisabledhockey.com/player. 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)last_img read more

Here Lies Love to Release Cast Album

first_img Set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score, Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015 Can you dance in those shoes, Imelda Marcos?! The off-Broadway hit Here Lies Loves, which recently celebrated receiving 11 Lucille Lortel nominations, will release an original cast album on April 22 on Nonesuch Records. The musical, directed by Alex Timbers and with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, returns to the Public Theater on April 14, where it enjoyed its previous engagement. The cast of Here Lies Loves includes Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. Here Lies Love View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

The Mystery of Irma Vep Begins Previews Off-Broadway

first_imgWhodunit? Or whatdunit? The 30th anniversary revival of Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep, starts preview performances on April 10 off-Broadway. Everett Quinton directs Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, who both play multiple roles. View Comments The Mystery of Irma Vep will celebrate its official opening night on April 17 and play through May 11 at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The Mystery of Irma Vep careens through Shakespeare, Victorian melodrama, Poe and Hitchcock. After his first wife, Irma, meets her unfortunate demise on the mysterious moors, Egyptologist Lord Edgar takes Lady Enid as his second wife, much to the dismay of his protective maid, Jane, and his leering swineherd, Nicodemus. But when Lady Enid suffers a similarly supernatural attack, life at Mandacrest Estate quickly becomes a gripping investigation where nothing is as it seems. Related Shows The Mystery of Irma Vep Show Closed This production ended its run on May 11, 2014last_img read more

Love Letters Opens on Broadway with Mia Farrow & Tony Winner Brian Dennehy

first_imgDear Readers, View Comments As it turns out, the portrait also showcases the play’s entire set: a single table, at which the duo reads aloud an enitre lifetime of letters between the rebellious Melissa Gardner and the straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.  Broadway.com wishes Farrow and Dennehy a happy Broadway opening. Hope they remember their blocking? On September 18, the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s poignant Love Letters celebrates its official opening night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In honor of the show’s return to the Great White Way, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the production’s first pair of stars: Mia Farrow and Tony winner Brian Dennehy. You can catch Squigs in person on September 21 at his table at the 2014 Broadway Flea Market. About 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.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 Related Shows Love, Broadway.com Love Letterslast_img read more

Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Will Rake in the Chips in Chicago!

first_img View Comments Nettles, Kristian Bush and Kristen Hall formed the band Sugarland in 2003 and were nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy Award in 2006. After Hall left the group, the two took home two Grammys in 2009 for their single, “Stay.” Nettles also received a Grammy for her collaboration with Bon Jovi. Earlier this year, she released her first solo album, That Girl. Related Shows from $49.50 With an iconic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical tale of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” The current cast includes Amy Spanger, Amra-Faye-Wright as Velma Kelly, Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.center_img Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. The Grammy-winning Sugarland singer will play the Tony-winning revival from February 2, 2015 through March 29 at the Ambassador Theatre.  Nettles has had her heart set on lighting up the Great White Way for a while, as we mentioned previously after she belted it out with Idina Menzel. “Nobody phones it in on Broadway,” she said on The Today Show, “You gotta bring it!” Dreams come true as she starts her Broadway career with a bang! Take a look at her big announcement below. Chicagolast_img read more

Eddie Cooper Replaces His Dad Chuck Cooper in Little Shop of Horrors at Encores!

first_imgEddie Cooper will replace his father Chuck Cooper (who is set for the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace) as the voice of Audrey II in the previously announced Encores! Off-Center presentation of Little Shop of Horrors, starring Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam. Joe Grifasi will also join the production as Mushnik. Performances will run on July 1 and 2 at New York City Center. Dick Scanlan will direct.Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s giddy, gory musical centers on Seymour Krelborn (Gyllenhaal), a hapless florist who pursues a doomed romance with his ditzy, lovable co-worker Audrey (Greene) by acquiring a plant that feeds on human blood.Eddie Cooper has appeared on the small screen in Forever, Banshee and Crime. Grifasi’s credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Dinner at Eight. View Commentslast_img read more