For the past 16 years, Harvard staff and students have recently teamed up with their neighbors in Allston to help clean up the city’s parks, streets, schools, and various community locations as part of the annual Love Your Block event, formerly known as Boston Shines. Through raking leaves, sweeping sidewalks, reviving benches with fresh coats of paint and planting lively flowers, the volunteers find themselves bonding with each other, all while tidying up and enlivening the Allston community.Photo by Asia BradleeFor Susan Worst, an associate director for administrative and web systems at the Harvard Divinity School, Love Your Block is necessary. “It’s a great opportunity to interact and talk to colleagues or other people you don’t normally get to talk to. For that reason, I really like the community aspect of the event,” she said.“Cleaning and taking care of the community is a great example for the kids,” said Claudia O’Brien, a staff assistant at the Harvard Ed Portal. “They come out with their families and they are excited to help make their community better.”James Barrows, Harvard’s associate director of community relations, enthusiastically played team captain to a group of volunteers. “This is a terrific opportunity for Boston residents and those who work in Boston to take a few hours from their week to spend some time with their neighbors, colleagues and friends in a fun and impactful citywide civic engagement program,” Barrows said.Erin Johnson, a program manager for Harvard’s public school partnerships team, proudly sported a Love Your Block T-shirt. “It’s my first year volunteering!” When asked why giving time and effort to an event like this one is important, she responded, “We should all want to be great neighbors.”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can’t Take It With You centers on the freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. The show debuted at the Booth Theatre in 1936 and was last revived on Broadway in 1983. Related Shows This is one tricky family dinner we can’t wait to attend! James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and the starry cast of You Can’t Take It With You start performances on August 26 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night for the Scott Ellis-helmed Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s classic play is set for September 28. The cast also includes Elizabeth Ashley, Annaleigh Ashford, Kristine Nielsen, Byron Jennings, Johanna Day, Mark Linn-Baker, Reg Rogers, Crystal A. Dickinson, Marc Damon Johnson, Patrick Kerr, Will Brill, Fran Kranz, Nick Corley, Austin Durant and Joe Tapper. View Comments You Can’t Take It With You Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015
View Comments Star Files Calling all Glee fans: Mr. Schue and Blaine are hanging out in NYC! Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss are both currently on Broadway in Finding Neverland and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, respectively, and on June 28, Morrison stopped by to see Criss all glammed up as the transgender East German rock goddess. Once Upon a Time star and Glee associate producer Jennifer Morrison (no relation to Matthew!) was also on hand to hang out backstage with the Glee guys. Check out these Hot Shots of the stars in Criss’ pink dressing room at the Belasco Theatre, then catch Criss in Hedwig and Morrison in Finding Neverland on Broadway! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Darren Criss Hedwig and the Angry Inch Related Shows
American Psycho The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is currently “Selling Out” with new tuner American Psycho, headlined by the bloody brilliant Benjamin Walker. Directed by Rupert Goold, with a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and a score by Duncan Sheik, the production officially opens on Broadway on April 21.To celebrate the stage adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ classic novel, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait. There’s Walker as Patrick Bateman, with Heléne Yorke as Evelyn Williams, Jennifer Damiano as Jean, Alice Ripley as Mrs. Bateman and more.Broadway.com wishes the American Psycho team a happy opening…we expect you to don Chanel, Gaultier, or Giorgio Armani at the after party! Benjamin Walker © Justin “Squigs” Robertson Related Shows View Comments 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. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016
I’ve been a part of an extraordinary number of funerals in the last year, and escaped town for time to emotionally process, missing yet another one from our cycling community.Gary Cummings, 64, died a week ago while riding his bike, pulling groceries home up a steep hill in north Asheville. He lived in Leicester for the last nine years, without a car. He could be seen at most street festivals and bike events, smiling and pedaling. I didn’t know him well, but it seemed that he spent his semi-retired life stopping in to brighten people’s days, giving the gift of time and presence.“It was his outlet, to go pedal,” Tavis says. “He was more social than I thought he was. I’m still finding out.”The first time I met Gary was over the phone, interviewing him about the death of his son, Stiles, an avid mountain biker. At the time he was working on a sailboat somewhere in Florida. His soft demeanor and peaceful embrace of the situation were remarkable in the same way that his two remaining sons are now dealing with his death.It was sudden and completely unexpected in some ways, but the more Tavis, 34, unfolds the words, he sees that the last months of his father’s planning were about disembarking on a journey that may not have brought him back.Gary had built himself a rig to pull behind his Surly. The trailer was packed with a road bike, two sets of wheels, a cooler and camping equipment. He was heading to Florida for some work and then hitching a boat ride to Europe for an undetermined amount of time to galavant. Tavis says he wasn’t really expecting to see him back. “I’m sorry that he didn’t get to do this open-ended tour,” he said, “But I feel very fortunate to have had him close when he died.”Instead, his rig, and his ashes, were pulled by Tavis around town with about 30 other people touched by these sweet men, arriving at the Altamont for a celebration.Just three weeks ago I saw him there attending a memorial for the young Callum, honored by and with bikes. He was a bit melancholic, but with that smile, as he looked around the room nodding, saying, “This is a good way to do it.”Gary inspired people by example. Not only did he ride his bike every where, but he volunteered his time for all bike things. Asheville on Bikes and every bike shop owner in town loved him alike, knowing they could count on him.“He got his adventure,” Tavis says. “I might tour up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end with his ashes, coming home empty-handed.”
Your outdoor news bulletin for April 30, the day Hitler committed suicide:Hostel Denied on A.T.Last year, Front Royal and surrounding Warren County were named an official Appalachian Trail Community, one of only 15 such designations along the trail. Unfortunately, they do not appear to want anything to do with the world’s most famous long distance hiking trail. Last week, the Board of Supervisors denied a request from a couple living 700 feet from the trail a permit to build a hiker’s hostel on their property, which was already zoned for a bed and breakfast. Showing supreme ignorance (I’m looking at you Cindy Tewalt), many residents signed a petition against the plan, voicing concerns over “squatters” who “would have access” to the children at busstops. Saying you don’t want stinky thru-hikers wandering through your neighborhood on their way to the super market is one thing, but accusing all hikers of being pedophiles is another. May want to rethink that Trail Community designation, Front Royal doesn’t seem like they want any hikers anywhere near their town.X-Games Coming to the Blue Ridge?The city of Charlotte and the Charlotte Motor Speedway are in the running to be the next host of the ESPN Summer X-Games. Charlotte is up against 3 other cities for the honor of scoring the next three-year hosting contract with the World Wide Leader, and it could be an uphill battle against Austin, Chicago, and Detroit. The summer version of the X-Games has been held in Los Angeles, but that contract expires this year (the winter X-Games are also up for grabs: Aspen’s contract runs out in 2014). Charlotte has certainly been making moves, hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2012, and aims for a Super Bowl and possibly the Olympics at some point. ESPN will announce the new host city later this summer according to their press release.Assault on EverestA group of climbers and a group of Sherpas went all Sharks and Jets at 22,000 feet, brawling at Camp II over the weekend. It all started when a group of three climbers (Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith) who were attempting a new route sans oxygen, climbed around a group of Sherpas who were fixing ropes to Camp III. The Sherpas alleged that one of the climbers hit them with ice and rallied some troops who met with the climbers upon their return to Camp II, where they allegedly assaulted them with fists and rocks. No word on blades or zip-guns. As if climbing the world’s highest mountain wasn’t dangerous and stressful enough.Apparently, all that beef has been squashed though as both parties have signed a peace accord, and all is right again at the top of the world.
Measure would protect business against lawsuits Measure would protect business against lawsuits Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Owners of commercial properties would get additional protections from suits for criminal acts committed on their properties if they meet certain security arrangements under a bill recently passed by the Florida House Judiciary Committee.HB 573, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, was also praised by both business representatives and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers as a way to reduce crime against citizens by encouraging businesses to improve safety in their parking lots, where most crimes occur. Those representatives, though, said more work needs to be done on the bill.“Essentially this is the first step in the process of setting guidelines for businesses and parking lots on the type of security they should put in place to prevent being sued for negligence [when a crime is committed],” said Kottkamp.As amended at the meeting, the bill provides that commercial property owners can present at a summary judgment hearing or at trial that some or all of several safety procedures enumerated in the bill had been installed or accomplished. Those include adequate lighting in parking lots and building entrances, fencing, training for employees, security cameras, use of security guards, and posting of signs.Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, asked if it wouldn’t be better to enumerate the security precautions in jury instructions, but Kottkamp said he would prefer to codify the standards in law, and then perhaps address jury instructions later.Bill Hurley, representing the Florida Retail Federation, said the bill came from commercial property owners’ concerns when they are held liable for a crime committed by a third party at their businesses. While the property owners recognize they have a duty to protect the public, they also believe there are no standards or criteria on what constitutes reasonable protections.“We saw an opportunity to try and make premises safer,” said attorney Pete Dunbar, also representing the retail federation. He added the standards should be incorporated into statutes, not just jury instruction, and “we would also like there to be a reward for businesses that provide safe premises.”Paul Jess, representing the AFTA, said the academy had concerns about the bill as originally drafted, but likes much better the version approved by the committee.“We saw an opportunity for a real win-win [situation],” he said. “We want to fashion a bill that will be good public policy. We sense there is an opportunity to give a road map and incentive. . . to businesses to improve their security.”He said complying businesses will help reduce crime, which will benefit the public, and those businesses will be less likely to wind up in court, while the public will retain the right to sue businesses that do not provide safe premises, as defined in the law.The revised bill passed the committee unanimously.A companion bill, SB 1654, has been filed in the Senate, but at Bar News deadline, it had not been heard in any of the four committees to which it had been referred. April 15, 2004 Senior Editor Regular News
With Halloween coming up, it’s a great time to ask yourself, “What am I most afraid of when it comes to my credit union and the industry as a whole?” Your short list of answers can be a guide to what your top priorities really are.Because CUES staffers talk every day with our members and others in credit union land, CUES has deep insights into the things that keep CU leaders up at night—things like payments, risk management, and keeping and developing top talent.And as a talent development organization, CUES responds to these fears by offering learning experiences to help credit union leaders effectively address their top concerns. For example we are currently working with CUES Supplier member CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to offer the new Payments University next April. We have partnered with the highly knowledgeable CUES Supplier member Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, Ariz., to bring credit unions enterprise risk management services. And our CUES Executive Compensation Survey and CUES Employee Salary Survey help subscribers know if they’re paying enough to keep and motivate the best people.While addressing specific fears with learning is important, CUES also excels at helping credit union leaders manage complexity. This means we offer programs that teach strategic tools to help leaders like you systematically sort through the sometimes overwhelming volume of news about payments, ERM, human resources and everything else. We know our attendees who attend and learn how to use these tools are well equipped to position their credit unions for success in the marketplace.Key CUES programs, including CUES’ flagship CEO Institute, the already-mentioned Payments University, Mergers & Acquisitions Institute (now in its second year) and Strategic Innovation Institute, teach top-level and time-tested tools for analysis, critical thinking and decision-making. The tools attendees of these programs take home can help them feel less afraid because they know they’ll be making solid decisions about how to handle the challenges they face.So, as the kids in your life dress up and go out to be scared this Halloween, be sure to ask yourself the question that led off this article: “What am I most afraid of when it comes to my credit union and the industry as a whole?” Take your short list of answers and seek reliable tools to help you best manage them. 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details
“As you know, I pulled out of the tournament yesterday in support of racial injustice and continued police violence,” Osaka said in a statement first reported by Britain’s The Guardian and The New York Times.”I was [and am] ready and prepared to concede the match to my opponent.”However, after my announcement and lengthy consultation with the WTA and USTA, I have agreed at their request to play on Friday.”They offered to postpone all matches until Friday and in my mind that brings more attention to the movement. Topics : “I want to thank the WTA and the tournament for their support.”In her statement on Wednesday, Osaka had said she was not ready to play tennis following the Blake shooting.”Before I am an athlete, I am a black woman. And as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis,” Osaka said.”I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction.”Her move came after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game over the shooting, forcing the league to halt Wednesday’s schedule of postseason fixtures. Japan’s Naomi Osaka reversed her decision to withdraw from the WTA Western & Southern Open semi-finals on Thursday, saying she will now play the match that has been rearranged for Friday.The two-time Grand Slam champion said in a statement on Wednesday that she had pulled out of her last-four clash with Belgium’s Elise Mertens in protest at the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.However, after WTA and ATP chiefs announced a suspension of play at the tournament following anger over Blake’s shooting, Osaka said she has now changed her mind.
The original Paddington homestead known as ‘Rockbourne’ has been renovated.BEYOND its overgrown and tired facade, the 1870s farmhouse was a piece of Brisbane’s history waiting to be brought back to life.When the Barnes family first set eyes on ‘Rockbourne’ in 2004, they knew they had found something special.The property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, is one of the original homesteads in the iconic Ithaca Precinct.RELATED: Extravagant home taken from dated to daringPerched on a huge 1480 sqm block, the north-facing, elevated home was ripe for renovation, so the Barnes’s embarked on a labour of love.BEFORE: The front of the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The front of the house after it was renovated.“What was most important to us was that we maintained the integrity and history of the home,” owner Michelle Barnes said.“We agreed we would not rush into getting everything done or compromise on quality construction and finishes.“Instead, we took the approach that we would renovate as we could afford it.”So, they met with an architect, an arborist, a landscape designer and a builder to first plan the overall vision.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:59Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to find the perfect flip00:59BEFORE: The back of the property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The back of the property is unrecognisable after the renovation.After six months of planning, the mission was clear: to rejuvenate the historical Queenslander by kitting it out with classic, yet modern amenities, while staying true to its grace and charm.They restored the traditional facade, 12 foot ceilings, timber floors, doors, stained glass panels and fireplace, but added modern touches to make it more entertainment-friendly.MORE: This is what you get for a lazy $3m“We love cooking and holding dinner parties for friends and family so having a large kitchen with plenty of benchspace, ovens and cooktops and storage plus a large dining area was a priority — as was the outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue and a pizza oven,” Ms Barnes said.“It’s a home with so many beautiful memories, both with our family and those who lived here before us.”BEFORE: The living room inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The living room after it was renovated.They installed a new kitchen, complete with butler’s pantry, Subzero fridge, Vintec wine fridges, marble benchtops, hand painted cabinetry and European appliances.The new dining room is accented by Spotted Gum finishes and adjoins a large living room.There are six bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a dressing room and ensuite.The three bathrooms are accented by marble finishes and hand-crafted cabinetry, with the main bathroom boasting a cast-iron clawfoot bath.Downstairs, there is a rumpus room, decorated in Crema Pacifica honed marble flooring and bifold doors.This space is also ideal for a teenager/guest retreat or potentially self-contained granny flat style accommodation.BEFORE: A glimpse of the kitchen inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The kitchen after it was renovated.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoOutside, the Barnes’s installed a 9m x 4.5m saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens.One of the statement features of the property is the state-of-the-art alfresco pavilion by the pool, which is perfect for gatherings and includes an outdoor cinema for movie nights.A block of land this size is a rarity in Paddington, and also accommodates a cosy firepit, vegetable gardens, citrus trees and a chicken coop.BEFORE: The original kitchen and dining area during the renovation.AFTER: The kitchen and dining area after the renovation.But the hidden hero of the home is a sunlit study with floor-to-ceiling library, opening onto the wrap-around balcony.“It’s the smallest of all the rooms, but is beautifully lit throughout the day,” Ms Barnes said. “Surrounded by my books, arranged in floor-to-ceiling shelves, I never tire of reading or working in the study.“It overlooks the vegetable gardens, down the veranda and out to the city and receives the most delightful breezes.”BEFORE: A downstairs rumpus room in the original house before the renovation.AFTER: The wine cellar in the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, after the reno.The property is being offered for sale by Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.RENO FACT CHECK:Time taken: 15 yearsTotal spend: Can’t put a price on itVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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