Jessie Mueller View Comments Jake Epstein Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Jarrod Spector Related Shows Dynamic duo Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of TV’s Today became matinee ladies on February 19! The pals headed to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to catch a performance of the Carole King bio-musical Beautiful, starring Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein and Jarrod Spector. After witnessing the ups and downs of King’s life story and becoming honorary “Natural Women,” Gifford and Kotb headed backstage to greet Mueller and the talented cast. Check out this Hot Shot of the TV stars hanging out with the company, then catch the new musical on Broadway…before it’s too late, baby! Star Files
DES MOINES — The use of electronic cigarettes and “vaping” products are unsafe at any age, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and Iowa’s governor is exploring her policy options to respond to the problem.Governor Kim Reynolds and her top staff are meeting today to review ideas — including an outright ban on e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges. “I think something like eight states have banned, several by executive order,” Reynolds said during a news conference yesterday. “We talked a lot about educating the public.”The board of health in the state of Washington banned the sale of flavored vaping products last week. Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York and Rhode Island have all approved some form of an electronic cigarette ban. Some of those are being challenged in court. Reynolds told reporters she’s not afraid to use her executive authority to establish a ban in Iowa.“But we’ll take a look at it and see if that makes the most sense and see if that makes the most sense there are other things we can do in the interim before we move to that step,” Reynolds said, “and maybe it’s a multi-stepped process, see if some of the things they’re recommending works in the short term and if we’re not seeing the results that we think we should, maybe that’s something we can look to in the future.”A recent federal survey found 28 percent of high schoolers admitted to regularly using e-cigarettes. There have been 41 vaping-related illnesses reported in Iowa. Reynolds said 34 of those patients had used a vaping cartridge that contained THC, which is an illegal drug.
Six residents of an assisted-living facility in Broward County have died from COVID-19, including three new deaths that were reported Thursday.The death toll at Atria Willow Wood in Fort Lauderdale has been rising since the first resident died there on March 16, and others have tested positive for the disease.At this point, 16 residents have tested positive, including the six victims, according to the company that owns the center on West Commercial Boulevard. Results from two more tests are pending.“Our primary concern right now is supporting our residents and staff and doing everything in our power to keep them safe,” Atria officials said in a statement Thursday. “We will also continue to work with the Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration as we monitor and respond to this ever-changing situation.”Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has blamed Willow Wood for the deaths. He says that “construction workers, staff and cooks who were ill were not screened” and allowed to socialize with residents, despite warnings for such facilities earlier this month.The company insists the facility began implementing precautions on March 4 to protect its residents, including screening visitors and workers.Broward County currently has 504 confirmed cases of coronavirus, second only to Miami-Dade throughout the state.
Almost 150 talented teenagers have been selected for England Golf’s U16 regional boys’ and girls’ coaching squads. They include Surrey’s Martha Lewis, the runner-up at the English U13 girls’ championship, (image © Leaderboard Photography); Warwickshire’s Tom Charley, the runner-up in the English boys’ U14 championship; and Northumberland’s Matty Lamb, who won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. The squads, which cover 10 regions, are the first rung on the ladder of England Golf’s national coaching structure. The players will train over the winter months with a mix of group coaching, matches and one-to-one sessions with their coaches. “We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available,” commented Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director. “In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life.” The players selected for the squads are: North Girls, coached by JJ Vallely Briony Bayles (Bishop Auckland, Durham) Aimee Goodlad (Castle Eden, Durham) Jessica Hall (Bishop Auckland, Durham) Kitana Hollins (Ramside, Durham) Niamh Lendrum (Parklands, Northumberland) Natasha Slater (Furness, Cumbria) Alexandra Stevenson (Beamish Park, Durham) Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal, Cumbria) Boys, coached by Kendal McWade Jack Ainscough (Castle Eden, Durham) Benjamin Bailey (Wynyard, Durham) Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland) Ryan Lamb (Boldon, Durham) William Skipp (Eaglescliffe, Durham) Nicholas Sowerby (Appleby, Cumbria) Cameron Wallace (Seaton Carew, Durham) James Wilson (Close House, Northumberland) The North strength and conditioning coach is Teleri Hamilton. North West Girls, coached by Steve Astle. Louisa Brunt (Ashton-Under-Lyme, Lancashire) Ana Dawson (Peel, Isle of Man) Lauren Green (West Lancashire, Lancashire) Freya Johnson (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) Lucy Jamieson (Heswall, Cheshire), Isobel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) Boys, coached by Pete Barber Joseph Bannan (Manchester, Lancashire) Callum Blinkhorn (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) Joshua Curtis (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Cheshire) Max Conway (Formby, Lancashire) Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway, Cheshire) Michael Sumner (Formby, Lancashire) The North West strength and conditioning coach is Nick Jones. Yorkshire Girls, coached by Andy Nicholson Kirsty Beckwith (Alwoodley) Megan Clarke (Cleckheaton & District) Milly Eaton (Skipton) Olivia Hamilton (Cleckheaton & District) Georgia Holden (Lightcliffe) Abigail Smee (Ganstead Park) Jessica Smee (Ganstead Park) Jessica Stephenson (Middlesbrough) Boys, coached by Steve Robinson Aaron Nairn (Rotherham) Tom North (Howley Hall) Ryan Hampton (Rotherham) George Heath (Wakefield) Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham) William Eardley (Pannal) Kealan Lowe (Wheatley) James Swash (Middlesbrough) The Yorkshire strength and conditioning coach is Brendan Chaplin. East Midlands Girls, coached by John Mellor Ellie Darnell (Wellingborough, Northants) Jade Guest (Gog Magog, Cambs & Hunts) Billie-Jo Smith (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) Emily Smith (Royston, Hertfordshire) Lois Williamson (Boston, Lincolnshire) Boys, coached by Lysa Jones Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) Corby Cartwright (Cosby, Leicestershire & Rutland) Oliver Drew (Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire) Callum Farr (Priors Hall, Northamptonshire) Benjamin Jones (Brampton Heath, Northamptonshire) Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire) Daniel O’Loughlin (Ruddington Grange, Nottinghamshire) Charlie Salter (Whittlebury Park, Northamptonshire) Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire) The East Midlands strength and conditioning coach is Paul Farquharson. West Midlands Girls, coached by Matt Whall Alice Brooks (Gaudet Luce, Worcestershire & Herefordshire) Sophie Johnson (Telford, Shropshire) Morgan Thomas (Beau Desert, Staffordshire) Lucy Walton, The Worcestershire, Worcestershire & Herefordshire) Boys, coached by David Brooks James Bowen (Olton, Warwickshire) Ryan Chadwick (Trentham, Staffordshire) Alex Chapman (Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire) Tom Charley (Stoneleigh Deer Park, Warwickshire) William Enefer (The Wrekin, Shropshire & Herefordshire) Luke Northwood (Kenilworth, Warwickshire) The West Midlands strength and conditioning coach is Ben Langdown. East Girls, coached by Roly Hitchcock Eloise Aldous (Newton Green, Suffolk) Alice Barlow (Newton Green, Suffolk) Eleanor Brown (Barnham Broom, Norfolk) Ashley Croft (Stockbrook Manor, Essex) Chelsea-Mae Laundon (Chelmsford, Essex) Chloe Rowswell (Eaton, Norfolk) Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) Boys, coached by Chris Jenkins Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) Ryan Cox (Warley Park, Essex) Jack Dyer (Rochford Hundred, Essex) Callum Hilton (The Warren, Essex) Dylan Mahmut (Romford, Essex) Lewis Whiting (Haverhill, Suffolk) The East strength and conditioning coach is Ashley Cook. Thames Valley Girls, coached by Mark Day. Gemma Allman (Stanmore, Middlesex) Megan Dennis (Woburn, Buckinghamshire) Sophie Faulkner (Whipsnade Park, Hertfordshire) Priya Pankhania (Pinner Hill, Middlesex) Daniella Ubasa (Pinner Hill, Middlesex) Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) Julia Warke (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire) Charlotte West (Harewood Downs, Buckinghamshire) Boys, coached by Rob Watts Michael East (Castle Royal, BB&O [Berks, Bucks & Oxon]) Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath, BB&O) John Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O) Luke Hynes (Porters Park, Hertfordshire) Joshua Taylor (Mill Green, Hertfordshire) Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield, BB&O) Khush Patel (Bush Hill Park, Middlesex) Jack Drennan (Highgate, Middlesex) Harry Goddard (Mid Herts, Hertfordshire) Danny Daniels (The Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire) The Thames Valley strength and conditioning coach is Tony Sephton. South East Girls, coached by Matt Antell Nicole Amos (Faversham, Kent) Penelope Brown (Worthing, Sussex) Sharna Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath, Kent) Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills, Kent) Mollie Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham, Kent) Ainee O’Connor (Sundridge Park, Kent) Nicola Smith (Sittingbourne, Kent) Nicole Stewart (Chart Hills, Kent) Boys, coached by Steve Orr Joshua Barley (Chart Hills, Kent) Tom Harrison (Nevill, Sussex) Charlie Hilton (Ifield, Sussex) Max Jordan (Langley Park, Kent) Tom Jordan (Langley Park, Kent) Nathan Longley (Worthing, Sussex) Tom O’Reilly (Sidcup, Kent) Samuel Stedman (Chart Hills, Kent) Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor, Sussex) Thomas Thurloway (Mannings Heath, Sussex) The South East strength and conditioning coach is Rod Goldup. South Girls, coached by Alex Saary Amber Chana (Foxhills, Surrey) Sarah-Jane Dalgliesh (Laleham, Surrey) Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) Bethany Goater (Hockley, Hampshire) Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey) Jemma Milton (Hankley Common, Surrey) Boys, coached by John Noble Cameron Bell (Woodcote Park, Surrey) Harvey Byers (Walton Heath, Surrey) Alfredo Curbishley (Burhill, Surrey) Tom Farrow-Smith (North Hants, Hampshire) Zac Jenkins (Wentworth, Surrey) Scott Murray (Wentworth, Surrey) Joshua Oddy (Westridge, Isle of Wight) Max O’Hagan (West Hill, Surrey) Conor Richards (Shanklin and Sandown, Isle of Wight) The South strength and conditioning coach is Matt Bramhall. South West Girls, coached by Scott Godfrey Grace Connelly (The Vale, Worcestershire) Caitlin Evans-Brand (Yelverton, Devon) Megan Giles (St Mellion, Cornwall) Charlotte Heeps (Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire) Chloe Howard (Boringdon Park, Devon) Ebonie Lewis (Knowle, Gloucestershire) Emily Toy (Carlyon Bay, Cornwall) Boys, coached by John Jacobs Jamie Amor (Marlborough, Wiltshire) George Carroll (The Dorset, Dorset) James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire) Daniel Guy (Churston, Devon) Matthew Hibbs (Broome Manor, Wiltshire) Harrison Ottley-Woodd (Cotswold Hills, Gloucestershire) Joshua Phillips (The Players, Gloucestershire) Nicholas Ramshaw (Thornbury, Gloucestershire) James Robinson (Bristol & Clifton, Gloucestershire) Tom Trowbridge (Tiverton, Devon) The South West strength and conditioning coach is James Marshall. 5 Dec 2013 Talented teenagers selected for England U16 squads
Facebook346Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeWashington recreational razor clam harvest opener for the first portion of April will proceed. Below are the opening dates, time of the evening low tides and the beaches that are included:April 3, Sunday, 4:13 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Long BeachApril 4, Monday, 5:04 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Long BeachApril 5, Tuesday, 5:51 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long BeachApril 6, Wednesday, 6:36 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long BeachApril 7, Thursday, 7:07 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Copalis, MocrocksApril 8, Friday, 7:54 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Copalis, MocrocksApril 9, Saturday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, CopalisApril 10, Sunday, 9:32 a.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, MocrocksApril 11, Monday, 10:23 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long BeachApril 12, Tuesday, 11:19 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long BeachPlease note: For the weekend of April 9 and 10, Copalis ONLY is open on Saturday and Mocrocks ONLY is open on Sunday. Tribal diggers will be harvesting on the days these beaches are not open – so please be sure you are on the right beach each day!Copalis extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, including Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.Mocrocks extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips.Long Beach extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point and Seaview, Cranberry, Klipsan , Ocean Park and Oysterville area.Diggers on the northern portions of Long Beach must stay out of the upland portions of the beach clearly marked with a long line of white PC poles and signs. These areas are critical nesting areas for snowy plovers. Having diggers (and their dogs) stay out of these areas are important to help us protect these birds. Please see the attached flyer for more details.Twin Harbors Beach remains closed. This area extends from Willapa Bay to the Grays Harbor South Jetty. Toxin levels at Twin Harbors Beach remain above the threshold (20 parts per million) set by public health officials. Razor clams at Twin Harbors had the highest levels of domoic acid during the peak of the harmful algae bloom in 2015, as a result it is taking longer for clams there to rid themselves of the toxin.A description of each beach and a map can be found here.For details visit us online.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Leo! He is an adorable, treat-motivated, five-year-old Yorkie-mix gentleman with rock-star hair, who weighs in at a wiry eleven pounds. Leo is looking for a calm and loving, securely-fenced, adult home (he is particular) where he can go for car rides (he loves them) and eat a grain-free diet to keep him healthy and happy. He gets along well with his foster roommate doggies and pretty much ignores the cat. Even though he is currently not a big fan of leashes, he is more than willing to be carried to the car when we need to travel. If you are looking for a great little guy like Leo, he would be interested in a meet and greet with you. Perhaps you could give him a treat and then you could take a nap together. Leo is a wonderful companion!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Leo in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.