Two New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported In Chautauqua County; Brings Total To 12

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) Photo: PixabayMAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department reported two new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county total to twelve.The new cases involve a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s.Officials say the twelve confirmed positive cases in Chautauqua County, two people have recovered completely and were released from mandatory quarantine, one individual has died, and nine persons are continuing to recover under mandatory quarantine as ordered by the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law.“If you do not personally hear from a public health nurse, you are not a close contact of an individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” said officials in Chautauqua County. In addition, there are several people who have received isolation and quarantine orders by the public health director. This includes:26 individuals in Mandatory Quarantine (individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case);26 individuals in Precautionary Quarantine (individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19);68 individuals in Mandatory Isolation (individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test); and156 negative test results to date.Meanwhile in Cattaraugus County officials say there are now eight confirmed cases.The latest case is a male resident who lives in the southeastern part of the county with no significant travel history.Doctors say the man was tested on March 30 in the emergency room of Olean General Hospital after complaining of fever, shortness of breath, body aches and fatigue.The patient was admitted to the hospital for care and his test result on April 2 indicated that he was COVID-19 positive.“Upon discharge, he and his family will be quarantined and assessed for any medical support that we can provide and we will monitor their symptoms closely,” said Cattaraugus County officials. “The department will conduct a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that he has been in contact with and the places that he visited.”last_img read more

Third COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Cattaraugus County Sunday

first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – The third COVID-19 related death was reported in Cattaraugus County on Sunday. The county Health Department says a 91-year-old woman developed sudden respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment.“We extend our deepest condolences to her family and the entire Cattaraugus County community,” expressed officials.Additionally, two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Cattaraugus County on Sunday. Officials say the cases involve two woman who were both asymptomatic.There are now 66 cases total, with 19 active and 41 recovered.Health officials say those interested in getting tested are asked to register for a test at or call 716-938-9119 or 716-938-2265.Two additional cases of the virus were also reported in Chautauqua County on Sunday.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

Love Elementary School Students Receive Treats From Retired Educator

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) Room filled with goodie bags from New Mexico educator, Susan Colquitt, ready to be distributed to every child at Love Elementary School.JAMESTOWN – Love Elementary School students recently received some special treats from a retired educator in New Mexico.Jamestown Public School officials say each child in the school received a hand knit scarf and goodie bags with treats from Susan Colquitt. Colquitt, or Grandma Susie as she is called, only asked that students do something nice for others that only requires a little of their time during the holiday season – she calls it “Playing it Forward.” She also included a PowerPoint presentation and an upbeat, positive letter for each classroom. Colquitt knitted 219 scarfs for Love students.Love Elementary School fourth grader Aaliyah Rivera wearing a scarf donated by Susan Colquitt.“When Grandma Susie first contacted us about her plan for us, we had no idea of the magnitude of her gift,” said Love Elementary School Principal Connie Foster. “When the three huge boxes arrived with the beautiful scarves, the gift bags, candy, pencils, erasers, the letters to the children and the beautiful PowerPoint story, we were overwhelmed. And the fact that she lives on the other side of the country in New Mexico and chose us as the recipient of her kindness and HOURS of loving tenacity, just added to the mystique. The students were so delighted to receive their scarves. I hope they will use them this winter when they are walking to and from school as well as when they’re outside building snowmen and sledding down hills. I hope they will remember this gift and her charge to each of them to ‘play it forward’ with an act of service toward someone else. And (secretly), I hope that someday I can be an awe-inspiring Grandma Susie, too.”Love Elementary School fourth grader Jabez Elvira wearing a scarf donated by Susan Colquitt.As it turns out, there was a local connection. Colquitt and Persell Middle School teacher, Annika Putney, were both Fulbright Teachers in Japan 14 years ago. They have kept in touch over the years and when Colquitt asked Putney about local elementary schools, Love School became the focus of her goodwill. Mrs. Colquitt has been spreading cheer for the past seven holiday seasons to various elementary schools across the country. “It is my hope that this holiday surprise will be positively received and that your extraordinary students will have an opportunity to understand and embrace the timeless theme of, ‘Playing it Forward,’” said Colquitt. “It has truly been an honor and privilege to celebrate the awesome, amazing and extraordinary students attending Love School.”The kids were so excited with their surprise.“Grandma Susie showed a tremendous amount of kindness to me by making me a scarf,” said Love fourth grader Aaliyah Rivera. “I am going to ‘play it forward’ by helping a homeless man. By my house, there is a homeless man on the streets. I can help him by giving him food or money. My sister sometimes helps with the homeless so instead of my parents helping her, I can help her. I can also help by doing chores around the house.”last_img read more

Top 10! Fans Flock to Our Snow-Day Video Picks, Ian McKellen’s Godot Secret & Broadway Workout Playlist

first_img 8. PHOTO: Get a Superb & Exquisite First Look at Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie, Betsy Wolfe & More in Bullets Over Broadway 7. NEWS: Joe Carroll Crowned Prince, Victoria Clark Returns & More Cinderella Cast Shake-Ups! 2. NEWS: The Wait Is Over! Star Ian McKellen Answers the Ultimate Godot Question 5. PHOTOS: We’ll Drink to That! Hedwig Star Neil Patrick Harris His Shirtless Mexico Margarita Binge 3. FEATURE: Happy New Year…Now Hit the Gym! Get Buff With’s 2014 Workout Playlist When it’s freezing out, Broadway fans like nothing than staying in, working out and savoring beach vacation photos of favorite stars. At least, that’s our conclusion from the list of this week’s most-read stories. Miss anything? Click below to catch up on the top 10 features from January 3 through January 9. 9. NEWS: Official Date Set for Nic Rouleau, Ben Platt & Syesha Mercado’s Broadway Mission in The Book of Mormoncenter_img 4. PHOTO: Muy Caliente! Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele Show Off Their Sexy Bikini Bods and BFF Swagger in Mexico 1. FEATURE: Snowed In? Here are 10 Awesome Broadway & Theater Movies to Binge-Watch on Netflix Tonight 6. PHOTO: See Carly Rae Jepsen Decked Out in Radiant Royal Gems Before She Steps Into Cinderella’s Slippers 10. NEWS: Grammy Nominee Josh Groban Could be Broadway Bound in “Something Brand New” View Commentslast_img read more

Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut in Newsies’ as Davey

first_img Newsies currently stars Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, Liana Hunt as Katherine, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer and LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda and features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Kinky Boots and Casa Valentina’s Harvey Fierstein. Greenbaum has appeared off-Broadway in The Fantasticks, as well as Prospect Theater Company’s Tamar of the River. His additional theater credits include Dremwork’s Madagascar Live! on tour, as well as regional credits at Miami Theatre Center, The Gretna Theatre and more. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Related Shows Newsies It’s time for a Broadway newcomer to stare down the odds and seize the day! Jeremy Greenbaum will make his Main Stem debut when he steps into the role of Davey in the Tony-winning musical Newsies beginning April 1. Greenbaum will play the role temporarily through May 18, stepping in for original cast member Ben Fankhauser. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies follows Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged boys, who dreams of a better life far from the hardships of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike.center_img View Comments Star Files Corey Cott Ben Fankhauser Liana Huntlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan’s Last Five Years Goes Global & More

first_img William Ivey Long Will Work His Tony-Winning Magic on Joely Richardson If you’re ever at a Broadway show and find yourself admiring the costumes, chances are that William Ivey Long had something to do with their design. The six-time Tony winner, whose Broadway credits include The Producers, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway and Cinderella, will be designing the period costumes for William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst. We can’t wait to see what Ivey Long creates for the play’s headliner, Joely Richardson. The Last Five Years, Starring Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan, Goes Global  This is good, but not yet ideal news, since it means that we are still impatiently waiting to know when we can see Richard LaGravenese’s big screen adaptation of The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. We were delighted to hear that the flick will play the Toronto International Film Festival this September 4, and of course we’re now pleased to learn, thanks to Variety, that the musical has already sorted out distribution deals so it will be screened in the U.K., China, Japan AND BASICALLY EVERYWHERE THAT ISN’T AMERICA. But yes those were caps, because yes we were shouting. Please Mr. Movie Bigwigs, don’t forget about screening the movie here in the U.S.of A. too! Harvey Fierstein is Looking for a Job Harvey Fierstein is job-hunting. That’s right. The four-time Tony winner, who has penned hits including Kinky Boots, Newsies and Casa Valentina, wants to go back to acting (who can forget his Edna Turnblad in Hairspray?). “I’m looking for something to act in now,” Fierstein told the AP. However, he wants something different. “When somebody thinks, ‘Oh, that would be cute for Harvey,’ it’s probably going to bore me.” Well perhaps we here at can help? We hear that there’s a role in a Stephen Sondheim revival up for grabs… Encores! Sings Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein Will Play City Center New York City Center will host Encores! Sings Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein on October 27. The gala performance will feature the music and lyrics of these beloved artists performed by some of Broadway’s top talent. 2014 Tony winner Warren Carlyle will direct. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.center_img Jeremy Jordan View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Phantom Star Norm Lewis Returns to the Side Show!

first_img Norm Lewis Star Files Who will ever call to say “I love you?” The Phantom of the Opera star Norm Lewis, of course! It’s been 17 years since the Tony nominee played Jake in the original Broadway cast of Side Show, and on November 12, 2014, he returned to the circus. Lewis caught a preview performance of the revamped revival, starring Emily Padgett (Daisy), Erin Davie (Violet), David St. Louis (Jake) and Robert Joy (Sir). After the show, he stopped backstage to meet the new stars. Check out these shots of the Phantom hanging out with Daisy, Violet, Jake and Sir, then see Side Show, opening November 17 at the St. James Theatre! Related Shows Side Show View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Wolf Hall Star Lydia Leonard on Wicked Dreams & Corset Challenges

first_img Wolf Hall Part One View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 5, 2015 Age: 33Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Anne Boleyn, the calculating second wife of King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall: Parts One and Two.Stage & Screen Cred: Before originating the role of Anne in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall across the pond, Leonard starred in London’s Frost/Nixon, Onassis, Time and the Conways and Hecuba. Her screen appearances include Whitechapel, Jericho and the BBC remake of The 39 Steps.“I was born in Paris and my mother was a French teacher, but then I rebelled against my upbringing and studied Spanish in school. So now I just speak bad French and bad Spanish.”“When I was a child, I wanted to be a jockey. I love horses, but it’s not practical to have one in London. I also wanted to be an accountant, which isn’t glamorous at all, but my dad was one, and I quite liked maths.”“I’ve never done a musical and I don’t think I could do one, but I would love to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret. [I’ve been told] I’d make a great Elphaba in Wicked, but I might be punching above my weight there. I’d love to get a singing teacher while I’m here in New York.”“Sunday nights are our big night out as a cast. Last Sunday we ended up at a drag queen show, and we forced Nat Parker, who plays King Henry, to go on stage. He won the impressions competition with his Sean Connery voice!”“The costumes are quite heavy and I have 11 different dresses. There are a lot of references to Anne being flat-chested, but the trouble with corsets is they tend to push everything upwards, so it’s a nightly struggle trying to remain flat-chested while also wearing a corset.”“Anne Boleyn isn’t a sympathetic character, but I like that she isn’t a people pleaser. She’s ambitious and manipulative, but she’s honest. I’m biased, but I don’t think a woman who has said ‘no’ to the King of England for six years would jump into bed with four of his best friends. She was a slick political mind.”“It doesn’t happen very often, but if I forget whether I’m performing Part One or Part Two, I can glance down at the dress I’m wearing and that will tell me which show I’m in. So it’s in our dresser’s hands, really. If they put me in the wrong dress, maybe I’d come on and say the wrong lines! [Laughs.] There’s always that risk.”last_img read more

Ronald Keaton’s Churchill Sets Closing Date Off-Broadway

first_imgThe off-Broadway production of Churchill will play its final performance on July 12. The play, created by and starring Ronald Keaton, began performances at New World Stages on February 6. The production will return to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center, where it premiered in 2014. Performances in the Windy City will begin on July 17.The play follows the British Prime Minister in 1946, after having led Britain and the Allies to victory in World War II and being defeated for re-election. Sitting in forced retirement with his wife Clementine at their Chartwell home, Winston Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry Truman to speak at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he will deliver his legendary, emphatic “Iron Curtain” speech.Churchill is directed by Kurt Johns. It opened officially on February 18. View Comments Related Shows Churchill Show Closed This production ended its run on July 12, 2015last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Bruce Willis in Misery on Broadway

first_img Laurie Metcalf Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016 Star Files Misery View Comments Hide the sledgehammer…! Tickets are now on sale to see Bruce Willis make his Broadway debut this Fall. He will star opposite three-time Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. The production will begin performances on October 22 and play a 16-week limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for November 15.Directed by Will Frears, the play is penned by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman. Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Willis), who is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes (Metcalf), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new “Misery” novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will.Goldman also adapted the best-selling 1987 book for film. The 1990 movie starred James Caan as Sheldon and Kathy Bates in an Oscar-winning performance as Wilkes. The Frears-helmed stage adaptation received its world premiere at Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Playhouse in November 2012, starring Daniel Gerroll and Tony nominee Johanna Day. Related Showslast_img read more