Thomas Bradshaw’s Intimacy, Starring Daniel Gerroll, to Have World Premiere at The New Group in 2014

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 8, 2014 This production includes set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Scott Elliott, lighting design by Russell H. Champa, sound design by Shane Rettig and video design by Olivia Sebesky.  The associate costume designer is Kristi Biglin.  Along with Gerroll, the cast will also feature Laura Esterman, (Marvin’s Room, TV’s Mildred Pierce), Keith Randolph Smith (Fences), David Anzuelo (Knives and Other Sharp Objects), Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz and Dea Julien. Related Shows The world premiere of Intimacy by Thomas Bradshaw (Burning), starring Daniel Gerroll (High Society, The Homecoming) is set for a limited off-Broadway engagement at The New Group beginning January 14, 2014. Directed by Scott Elliott (Burning, Blood From A Stone, The Kid), the play will run through to March 8 with opening night slated for January 29.center_img The show is a revealing comedy about race, sex and intimacy, exploring what goes on behind closed doors, between the sheets, and sometimes even in front of the camera. Set among three families in a well-manicured, multi-racial American town, Intimacy looks at what happens when secrets and sexual desires suddenly explode and pleasant neighborly relations take some transformative turns. Intimacy View Commentslast_img read more

Hugs And Kisses From Handsome Cycles

first_imgWe just posted pictures of the marriage of Handsome Cycles and Twin Six Cycling Apparel, now here’s the answer to the question “What’s the XOXO?”Press Release: The Handsome XOXO. Bridgestone XO-1 replica is made out of Reynolds 631 tubing, with a 1inch crown threaded fork. Geometry is spot on to the original. Available this spring. Frame and fork MSRP $639A little background on the frame. The Handsome XOXO. This is an exact replica of the XO-1. If you know anything about Handsome, this is the bike that made me and Jesse want to do this in the first place. Handsome has a long history and affinity with Bridgestone. The Alt, the Minneapolis shop that me and Jesse hail from was started in 1974 by Jesse’s dad Jay. In the 90’s The Alt was one of Bridgestone’s biggest dealers in the country. At the time the store was being run by Gene Oberpriller who was a pro racer for Bridgestone and now owns One On One Bike Studio (where we have our release parties every year) It is safe to say that our replica comes out of the utmost respect for the original and it’s creator.  Frame is made out of Reynolds 631, has a 1inch threaded steertube, 26inch wheels.last_img read more

Satellite TV companies crowdsource anti-tax campaign in Vermont

first_imgby Anne Galloway May 2, 2013 Satellite TV companies are launching a media campaign to block a Senate proposal to tax monthly satellite TV bills.Direct TV and Dish will be purchasing air time on local TV and radio stations, and urging subscribers to put pressure on lawmakers to reject the new tax. H.528, the miscellaneous tax bill just passed by the Senate, will go to conference committee next week and the company hopes to scuttle the proposal.The tax bill puts a 3 percent excise tax on monthly bills this year and exempts the first $30 for one year.That tax, however, goes up to 4 percent the following year and drops the exemption. It automatically goes up to 5 percent in year three. The average bill is $85, according to Andrew Reinsdorf, a spokesman for Direct TV.We think its an unfair tax, Reinsdorf said.Senate Finance Committee members operated under the assumption that the tax about $1.3 million in year one would be absorbed by the companies.Not so, according to Reinsdorf. We are going to apply the excise tax and it has to be paid by the customer, he said.Satellite TV companies, like their counterparts in the cable world, are already assessed a 6 percent sales tax on programming. Cable companies, however, have to pay a 5 percent franchise fee as well. Until now, satellite companies have not had to pay additional assessments.Direct TV and Dish Satellite have together about 100,000 subscribers, and the companies plan to use their bully pulpit to warn viewers about the tax.It worked last time. The campaign generated about 1,500 emails that flooded the inboxes of the House Ways and Means Committee members. Soon after, lawmakers dropped the idea.The excise tax, Reinsdorf says, will be applied directly to consumers bills.last_img read more

Report: 2014 was a year of ups and downs in the real estate market

first_imgColdwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty released the Northwest Vermont Market Report: 2014 Year in Review, an analysis of the real estate market and trends for 2015 in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Addison Counties. As the report shows, the past year proved to be a year of ups and downs for the Northwest Vermont real estate market, ending on a positive note. Difficult winter conditions and concerns about the future of IBM’s Essex Junction plant dampened sales in the spring and early summer. The announced purchase by GlobalFounderies of the plant and sustained low interest rates were a few factors that helped strengthen the fall market. Market Highlights(link is external)Luxury Market(link is external)Multi-Family Market(link is external)Rental Market(link is external)Chittenden County(link is external)Franklin County(link is external)Grand Isle County(link is external)Addison County(link is external)“Despite the slow start in three of the four counties in Northwest Vermont, the fourth quarter saw strong activity.  We expect to see that continue into 2015, with single digit increases in volume and modest price increases,” says Leslee MacKenzie, President /Owner of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty.Historically, first-time purchasers have accounted for about 40 percent of purchases, the importance of this market cannot be underestimated.  Although high levels of student debt are discouraging this group, recently accounting for less than one third of the market, increases in household formation, high rental prices and the threat of higher interest rates are all factors encouraging them to get off the fence.Across the region’s four counties, sales volume fell 0.7 percent in 2014, while median sale pricing rose 0.9 percent. County vs 2013 Grand Isle County Addison County $215,000 $184,900 Franklin County $234,000 +2.30% +6.70%Chittenden CountyAfter sales volume slipped 6.5% during the first nine months of the year, home sales in Chittenden County roared back in the fourth quarter. The almost 20 percent jump in residential sales during the last three months of the year helped the county’s real estate market end the year with only a 0.8 percent decline from 2013. Despite the year’s bumpy transaction levels, the median sales price rose 2.3 percent to $261,500. Some towns saw robust pricing gains, with Shelburne’s median sale price jumping more than 26%, for instance.Franklin Countywas impacted by concern about the future over IBM’s plant in nearby Essex, given that the county is a popular location for employees. Sales volume slipped 2.2 percent last year, while median pricing declined 2.7%. With the future of IBM’s plant more secure and lower gas prices, our Realtors are witnessing renewed market activity in early 2015.Grand Isle CountySale volume in Grand Isle slipped 3.6% last year, while median pricing rose 6.7%, helped by buyers seeking waterfront property. It’s important to note that as Grand Isle is Northwest Vermont’s least active county for real estate transactions, a small number of transactions can have a relatively large impact on pricing trends.Addison CountyAddison County was boosted by a surge in buying in the fourth quarter, which lifted overall sales volume by 3.1 percent for the year. Still, median pricing slipped 2.3% to $215,000, which may be a preference from buyers for the county’s lower-priced inventory.The Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty Market Report is based on data collected from internal and external sources such as the Northern New England Real Estate Network and does not represent privately negotiated transactions. A copy of the complete report including results by town and an analysis of the luxury and investment property market segments can be found online at is external)Burlington, VT – January 15, 2015 – Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty $261,500 -2.70% Chittenden County 2014 Median Sale Price -2.30%last_img read more

Father shoots son in Goshen, non-fatal

first_imgVermont Business Magazine At about 3:30 am Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Vermont State Police were notified of a shooting at a home on South Hill Road in the town of Goshen. The investigation determined that Jeffery Young engaged in a verbal argument with his son, Nicholas Young through a locked/closed door. During the argument, Jeffery discharged a handgun multiple times through the same closed door striking Nicholas. While bystanders were attempting to render assistance to the victim, additional shots were fired from inside the residence.  Eventually the victim was loaded into a car and driven to the Rutland area. There they were met by responding rescue personnel and transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and released.At the residence, Troopers took  49-year-old Jeffery Young into custody in connection with the incident. Investigation indicates the shooting was not random, and there is no threat to the public. The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team assisted with the search of the Young Residence in Goshen, VT.Jeffery Young, VSP photo.Jeffery Young, will be arraigned on August 20, 2018 at District Court in Addison County, Vermont.  Jeffery Young will be charged with Attempted Murder 2nd degree, Attempted Voluntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Domestic Assault, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919. CASE#: 18B502619RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Lt. Reg Trayah                             STATION: New HavenCONTACT#: 802-388-4919 DATE/TIME: 08/19/2018 at 3:30 a.m. INCIDENT LOCATION: 502 South Hill Road, Goshen, Vermont(link is external) INCIDENT: Weapons Offence CHARGES:      Attempted Murder 2nd degree, Attempted Voluntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Domestic Assault, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.    ACCUSED:             Jeffrey Young Age: 49            Goshen, VT VICTIM:             Nicholas Young Age: 28            Plymouth, VT             Dale Clement Age: 28            Plymouth, VT            Arianna Curtis Age: 22            Hinesburg, VTSource: Vermont State Police 8.19.2018,Yeslast_img read more

Understanding Mindfulness Meditation

first_imgMSN News:現在人工作壓力大,需要更多的紓壓管道,於是有越來越多人開始學習冥想、靜坐等古老的方法。一項發表在《心理科學》(Psychological Science)期刊的研究發現,透過冥想或是靜坐等方式,可以對我們的身體有相當大的助益,其中最重要的就是可以改變免疫系統,降低血壓,並且增強認知 功能。(圖片翻攝自Daily Mail網站) 在東方的宗教或是靈性修練當中,靜坐或是冥想都是不可或缺的一環,而且逐漸在世界各地蔚為風潮,被很多人用來紓解龐大的生活壓力。哈佛大學跟久斯塔斯李比 希大學(Justus Liebig Univeristy)的研究人員發現,冥想除了可以幫助提升免疫系統外,還可以讓心理健康,證明冥想不是一個空泛的方法,而是一個有效的技巧。 主導這項研究的布麗塔(Britta Hazel)博士表示,之Read the whole story: MSN Newslast_img read more

Rogoznica set up smart benches along its coast

first_imgAfter an exceptional success last year with the project Mobile Visitor Center, The Tourist Board of the Municipality of Rogoznica has successfully implemented another significant and innovative project.Along its over 50 km long coast, it has set up eight smart benches, one in each settlement, and thus became the first municipality in Croatia to bring this new combination of modern technology and practicality to all its categorized tourist resorts. “Every year we strive to realize something new and innovative that will improve the living conditions of guests throughout our municipality. With this project, we want to get even closer to our dear tourists and fellow citizens and provide them with free internet and carefree use of mobile devices while relaxing by the sea, swimming on the beach or sitting and enjoying the beautiful view. We are extremely pleased that we managed to install smart benches in all our coastal tourist resorts, and make a significant step towards a smart destination. ” said Marijo Mladinić, director of the Tourist Office, and added that HRK 150.000 had been set aside from the budget of the Rogoznica Tourist Board for this project, and the investment was realized with the company Include from Solin in partnership with Hrvatski Telekom.The installed Steora smart benches are completely energy independent, powered by solar panels, enable charging of all types of mobile devices via USB ports, wireless charging, equipped with advanced 4G internet, and in the evening they are adorned with ice ambient light.Related news:TZ ROGOZNICA – BLUE COW OF OUR TOURISMlast_img read more

BAM and Regus sign at Hemel business park

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UK house prices face prolonged bear market

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Steinbeck Park Becoming A Reality

first_imgJohn Steinbeck Waterfront Park is finally becoming a reality.A plan four years in the making will be made official Friday, August 16, when the Town of Southampton will transfer management and operation of the site to Sag Harbor Village after acquiring the parcel last month under the town’s Community Preservation Fund. The handover caps an effort dating back almost a generation to save one of the last remaining pieces of waterfront property from condominium development. The plan is for the new park to be linked with the existing Windmill Park and soon-to-be-updated Long Wharf Pier through a walkway under the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge, forming an interconnected feature at the center of downtown.“This is a banner day for Sag Harbor — a community which had poured millions of dollars into the Community Preservation Fund, particularly in the past few years,” village Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said. “The new park saves an absolutely vital piece of our waterfront from development, and instead offers a lovely gateway to our village. We expect in due time this will become a beautiful amenity for residents and visitors alike.”The recently-voted-in mayor said the move would not have been possible without the support of the town and the work of former Mayor Sandra Schroeder and Trustee Jim Larocca, who “tirelessly led this effort,” she said.Southampton Town closed on the $10.5-million purchase of the 1.25-acre property July 24 with funding from its Community Preservation Fund, which is financed through a two-percent tax on real estate transfers.The park is named after John Steinbeck, the author of “East of Eden,” “Of Mice and Men,” and “The Grapes of Wrath,” who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature. Steinbeck, and his wife, Elaine, were village residents for the last 16 years of his life and became deeply involved in the Sag Harbor community — instrumental in the creation of the Long Wharf windmill and the fall HarborFest.“If you pay your bills, trade locally as much as possible, mind your business, and act reasonably pleasant, pretty soon they forget that you are an outsider,” Steinbeck wrote in his 1957 essay “My War With The Ospreys.”“I feel that I belong in Sag Harbor and I truly believe that the people of the village have accepted us as citizens,” he said.He penned at least two of his best-selling novels — “The Winter of Our Discontent” (1961) and “Travels with Charley” (1962) — from his famed writing studio, Joyous Garde, which looked out over the Sag Harbor waters, and died in 1968. The mayor said a statue of Steinbeck was donated to be placed in the park. Elaine Steinbeck, who passed in 2003, was a patron of Sag Harbor arts, and the stage at Bay Street Theater, across from the John Steinbeck windmill, is named for her.“Steinbeck Park will enhance the village experience for everyone and honor a great American author who cherished Sag Harbor,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.Informal planning and design of the park is being headed by village resident and landscape architect Edmund Hollander. With Mulcahy and others, he’s made preliminary concept plan renderings that depict an entrance to a raised area with seating and a grove of shade trees to sit under while looking out at Sag Harbor Cove.The idea is to have three main walkways — a literary walk, historic walk, and ecological walk — each with educational and scenic value that tie into the theme of that trail. For instance, the literary walk would have places to sit and read, and a box filled with books to choose from. Schneiderman added Steinbeck quotes could even be engraved on the benches. The ecological walk would have QR codes that visitors scan with their phone that would teach them about tidal wave changes, marshes, and ospreys. In total, the current design could cost anywhere from $3 to $4 million.“The park is beautiful. The park is recreational. The park is educational,” Hollander said. “That’s one of the concepts we’ve been playing around with there, but these plans are a design of what it could be, not what it has to be.”Creating enough typography creates a place for park goers to experience the views while also creating ample drainage that would also help mitigate storm-water runoff. Mulcahy said the plan is for it to look as natural as possible, with the addition of native plants and rain gardens.Sketches show the park going down to the water, with a small pier for a place to fish and launch a kayak. Schneiderman said he’d also like to see the water taxi from Sag Harbor to Greenport revived, as a way for people to explore the parks and the main streets both villages have to offer, while also curbing any potential parking problems.“We’re all excited about that property,” Schneiderman said. “I’m thrilled. This is extraordinary, and I think there will be real support for this. This is a place I’d love to visit, bring my family to and hang out. This would be a real asset to downtown.” The public will be involved in decision-making regarding the design of the park moving forward. In the interim, the 1.25 acres of green space with split-rail fencing, picnic tables, and benches will be open for residential use so Mulcahy can see how visitors would like to use it. There’s $130,000 in a fund that will go toward maintaining the property for the time being. The hope is to raise money through public and private donations, and use recycled materials to bring the final plan to life. The mayor said she’d like to see the village break ground on the project next Sharelast_img read more