340 2 12.50% 0.6% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 14048- Dunkirk20 62 1.9% 3.8% 13.77% 454.8 90+99 6 3 3 14723- Cherry Creek1 32 0.00% MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.In an update to the COVID-19 Dashboard, local health leaders say there are 731 cases active countywide with 190 actives in the greater Jamestown area.There remain 42 people hospitalized in the county, with the seven-day average percent positivity rate increasing to 12.5 percent.To date, there have been 5,424 total cases of the virus with 4,646 people recovering and 47 related deaths. More data released from the county is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence Number of Vaccination Doses3622 0.54% 463.3 37 2 223.6 14724- Clymer0 15 2 14781- Sherman1 Total Cases 0.0% 21 1006.9 12.4% Fatality Rate 1409 0-390 478.2 338.7 14716- Brocton7 301.8 102 14710- Ashville8 4 550.8 50-59793 14722- Chautauqua1 14712- Bemus Point14 3.3% 8 40-49747 14736- Findley Lake0 14726- Conewango Valley0 42 119 2.4% 646.8 14718- Cassadaga0 0.8% 26.0% 14787- Westfield7 6 25.03% 1 14720- Celoron0 149.6 176 60-694 28 1.1% 14747- Kennedy1 168 1.1% 2 80-8920 287.2 7 1.9% 14062- Forestville1 169.4 101 0.8% All Ages47 14769- Portland2 0-19678 14728- Dewittville1 50-593 COVID-19 Cases by Known Age Percent 2.2% 14767- Panama1 14 14750- Lakewood5 20 Updated 1/13/21; These numbers are updated as we are able 14733- Falconer1 14138- South Dayton0 3.6% 159 463.4 2 0.26% 14738- Frewsburg3 132 80-89206 0.3% 190 14740- Gerry4 Yes3004 17 2.4% 0.5% 12.30% 11 499.8 44 0.60% Second Dose 14081- Irving3 691.5 5424 590.8 837.6 1121.5 3.1% 13.46% 6.77% Number 0.5% 233.0 23 82 Active Cases 290.4 691.0 109.3 New Cases 70-7912 1.1% No1003 43 178 Number 14775- Ripley1 208 5 11 14782- Sinclairville2 11 194 0.3% 14757- Mayville4 100.0% 4.04% 9.71% 18 0.3% COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 25 3.9% 12.30% 615.2 Total 20-29963 731 0.87% 15 14701- Jamestown20 Total Deaths 25 0.8% Percent 1.5% 28 Percent of Total Cases 122 30-39730 0.8% 60 563.8 Age Group 0.38% 60-69667 First Dose 743.5 3.80% 1.83% 211 70-79367 675 740.7 18.5% 14784- Stockton0 451.7 5 74.97% Age 167.5 41 181.2 3.2% 132 0.3% 14136- Silver Creek5 58 316.2 17.75% 40-494 0.7% 2 90+4 520.3 Symptoms 7 15 35 14063- Fredonia9 192.3 31 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020Doses of Vaccine Administered for Chautauqua County Residents 1002 3.27% Zip Code Fatality Rate by Age Group Percent of County Residents2.79% Symptoms Known4007 68 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),I hope everyone understands the third column at top (“Active Cases Rate”). This allows comparisons between zip codes allowing for differences in population. As an example: Bemus Point at 1006.9 is over twice as bad as Jamestown which is only 478.2. The number of actual cases is misleading since Jamestown has a much higher population..
Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Though two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is spending her summer finding inner beauty in Broadway’s Violet, she’ll spend the fall getting Younger. As previously reported, Foster’s new TV series has been picked up by TV Land for a fall premiere. We recently caught up with the busy triple threat to ask her about starring opposite Hilary Duff in the new sitcom from Sex and the City mastermind Darren Star.“We start filming in August. I just saw the pilot; it’s really cool,” Foster told Broadway.com. “I play a 40-year-old mom who gives up her career to raise her daughter, and then her husband leaves her. She has trouble getting back into work and getting hired, so she decides to reinvent herself as a 26-year-old. It’s like Tootsie but with age.”Based on the novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran, the single-camera comedy has been picked up for 12 episodes. Former Bunheads headliner Foster stars opposite Duff, Miriam Shor and Debi Mazar.“It’s super cute and I get to relive my twenties,” Foster said. “Hilary Duff is awesome, and Darren Star? Not bad! It’s really fun.”Catch a sneak peek of the show below. Violet View Comments Sutton Foster
View Comments Related Shows Al Pacino is opening up about returning to Broadway this fall in David Mamet’s China Doll. “I’ve gotta do the Mamet play, which is daunting and large,” the legend told Vanity Fair. The playwright is on record as saying that the show, which he penned for Pacino, is “better than oral sex”—so what else can we expect from the production?“It’s just two characters. So I’m right now just coping with that,” said Pacino. He does have a Big Apple support system in place. “I see Bobby [De Niro] every time I go to New York, so I see him a lot…I see Bobby Cannavale a lot. I enjoy spending time with them.” Broadway fave Cannavale, of course, co-starred with him in Danny Collins.Directed by Pam MacKinnon and co-starring Fran Kranz, China Doll will begin performances on October 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially open on November 19. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016 China Doll
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Victoria Clark Marries eHarmony MatchCongratulations to Tony winner Victoria Clark, who recently wed Thomas Reidy, a theater actor turned businessman. According to The New York Times, the pair had two celebrations. The first was on August 1 where the bride wore a creation by Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber (who recently did all those gorgeous dresses for Clark in Gigi). This was followed by a party with lots of Broadway peeps on August 10 including Clark’s Gigi co-star Corey Cott and Sister Act co-star Tony winner Patina Miller. Fun fact: both Clark and Miller met their spouses through eHarmony, so if you want to get hitched to a Tony winner, instead of loitering around Bar Centrale, sign up there!McQueen Cancels First PreviewsMcQueen, starring Stephen Wight, is fashionably late. The previously reported West End transfer of the show about the iconic designer has had to cancel multiple preview performances. Written by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the production, which had been set to begin on August 13, will now start on August 22. Opening night remains scheduled for August 27 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.Cilla Black Musical Aiming for the West EndStaying in London for a moment, it looks like a Cilla Black musical is in the works. According to BBC News, the iconic British singer and TV star gave her blessing to the West End show before she died earlier this month. Olivier winner Sheridan Smith, who will soon headline Funny Girl on the London stage, starred as Black in a three-part TV series in 2014 and is already being linked with the new tuner.Steven Sater & Burt Bacharach Tapped for Off-B’wayNew York Animals, a new play by two-time Tony winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) is set to make its world premiere as part of Bedlam’s 2015-16 season. With music by six-time Grammy winner and three-time Oscar winner Burt Bacharach, the off-Broadway production will be directed by Eric Tucker and begin previews on November 14 at the New Ohio Theatre. There will also be a return engagement of Bedlam’s production of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill. Starring Andrus Nichols and also helmed by Tucker, the show will begin previews on January 24, and play a six-week engagement at the Gym at Judson.Is Ne-Yo Eyeing Broadway?Is Grammy winner Ne-Yo circling the Great White Way? First piece of evidence: he’ll be easing down the road as Tinman in the upcoming NBC The Wiz Live! telecast. Second signal of Broadway interest: Ne-Yo’s recent rendition of Aladdin’s “Friend Like Me,” below, for the compilation album We Love Disney (which also includes tracks from theater alums Ariana Grande and Jessie J). We think you’re flirting with us, Ne-Yo!
Kelsey Grammer, who had been set to resume the role of American producer Charles Frohman in Finding Neverland on September 15, has postponed his return. Anthony Warlow, who stepped in for Grammer in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner on July 10, will now remain with the show at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through September 27. A production spokesperson told Broadway.com that further information will be announced in the next fortnight.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Matthew Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.Along with Morrison, Kelly and Warlow, the cast also includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme. Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Shows
Darren Criss(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Darren Criss Takes on Versace KillerBroadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss is embracing his dark side on the small screen. The stage and TV favorite has been tapped to take on the role of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who murdered Gianni Versace in 1997, on the third season of American Crime Story, according to TVLine. The third season of the Ryan Murphy anthology series is expected to go into production in March. As previously reported, Criss will also play a villain on The CW’s musical crossover episodes of Supergirl and The Flash as he takes on the role of the Music Meister.Cynthia Erivo to Sing at Oscars BallAfter singing at the Grammy Awards, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo is entering the Oscars circuit. The Color Purple favorite is set to perform at the Oscars’ Governors Ball celebration, which will take place immediately following the ceremony on February 26. With star turns in upcoming films Widows and Harriet, we have a feeling this won’t be the last time Erivo makes her presence known at the Academy Awards.Ali Stroker Tapped for Ten Days in the ValleySpring Awakening and Glee favorite Ali Stroker is set to appear in the upcoming ABC drama Ten Days in the Valley, opposite Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick. Stroker will play Tamara, a writer for Jane’s (Sedgwick) controversial police drama series when Jane’s young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. The show began shooting last month and will premiere later this year.Broadway Favorites Pay Tribute to George MichaelMembers of the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of the late George Michael at a benefit event this spring. Among those taking part are Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, Erich Bergen, Tituss Burgess and Cheyenne Jackson as well as Eric Hutchinson and Jon McLaughlin. The event will take place on April 24 at the Highline Ballroom. Proceeds will go to VH1 Save the Music, to help fund and restore music programs in schools across the country. For more information and tickets, click here.Stacy Keach to Star as Earnest Hemingway in ChicagoTony and Emmy nominee Stacy Keach will play Earnest Hemmingway in Jim McGrath’s Pamplona at the Goodman Theatre. The world premiere production, directed by Robert Falls, will run from May 19 through June 18 at the Chicago venue. The two previously worked together on King Lear ten years ago. Keach is no stranger to the role of the acclaimed writer, having won a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1988 biographical miniseries Hemingway. The production takes the place of the previously announced staging of Lady in Denmark, which will be rescheduled to a time to be announced. View Comments
My Fair Lady Well, this is loverly news: My Fair Lady is officially coming to the Great White Way. Tony winner Bartlett Sher is helming a new production of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical. The first Broadway production of the classic tuner in 25 years will begin previews on March 15, 2018 and open on April 19, 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Lerner and music by Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The original production, directed by Moss Hart and designed by Oliver Smith and Cecil Beaton, starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and ran for 2,717 performances, making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history. The musical boasts classic songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”The Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady will have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, and lighting by Donald Holder.No casting has been announced for the new production. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 7, 2019 Bartlett Sher (Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaDown-filled parkas and 100-degree August weather don’t mix. Just ask the average chicken in Georgia.Twenty years ago, combining feather-insulated chickens and heat waves would spell financial death to most Georgia producers. Now, technology keeps the record hot weather from posing a problem.“We used to know we were in a heat wave by the dead chicken stories on the nightly news,” said state climatologist David Stooksbury. “Because of the great work of University of Georgia engineers and poultry scientists, we don’t have those stories anymore.”New technologies aren’t just keeping chickens alive. They’ve helped create a bird boom in south Georgia.“The poultry industry in Georgia continues to expand 3 percent to 5 percent a year. And almost all of that is in south Georgia,” said Mike Lacy, poultry science department head at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Even with price declines in 2006, poultry is easily Georgia’s top farm commodity, with more than 40 percent of the total. Broilers had a farm sales value of $3.8 billion in 2006. Eggs were worth $447.9 million.While chickens are still raised mostly in north Georgia, new facilities are adding to the southern boom.In Moultrie, Ga., Sanderson Farms recently completed a new complex that will produce 60 million to 70 million birds a year. And in Perry, Ga., Perdue Farms is expanding with what will be that company’s largest facility.Heat can still kill chickens. But losses are centered now in houses that aren’t properly equipped and when tunnel ventilation isn’t used correctly.“Even now, houses with low wind speed will have high mortality rates,” said Brian Fairchild, a UGA Extension poultry scientist.Tunnel ventilation came to the poultry industry in the late 1980s. In a tunnel-ventilated house, hot outside air is pulled through evaporative cooling pads that typically cool the incoming air by 20 degrees or more, said UGA Extension engineer Mike Czarick. Exhaust fans pull the air rapidly through the house, exchanging the air in a minute or less.The wind chill created by the cool breeze can further cool the air by as much as 10 degrees.“When it’s 100 degrees, the cooling produced by the evaporative cooling pads and the wind chill effect have the chickens feeling as if it’s in the mid to high 70s,” Czarick said.UGA poultry scientists and extension engineers didn’t invent tunnel ventilation, Lacy said. But they’ve worked on it extensively over the past 20 years, continuing its development and promoting its currently widespread use. Through hundreds of newsletters, demonstrations and yearly workshops that draw national and international crowds, they keep spreading the word about the chicken-saving technology.In the 1980s, 15-percent to 20-percent mortality was the norm that poultry farmers prepared for when hot weather hit. Now, even with heat waves such as those in Georgia earlier in August, heat-related deaths are almost insignificant.“It was almost a psychological thing to have to pick up dead birds that you had worked so hard over,” Lacy said. “It was sad. And it was all just a matter of unlucky timing. If you had baby birds when a hot spell hit, you were OK. But if you had a few 100-degree days and your birds were ready to go to market, you were cooked.”Add in other innovations such as evaporative cooling, migration fences and solid-walled houses that don’t have windows and chickens are even more comfortable.“The better we are at raising birds, the better price we can give consumers,” Fairchild said. “Our chickens are being really well taken care of, even in hot-weather months. I’d much rather be inside those houses than outside this time of year.”
Learning how to lead is often the best way for students to graduate high school with the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. For the past two years, Georgia 4-H and the Georgia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals have been teaming up to cultivate leadership skills in Georgia’s younger students by organizing “Step Up and Lead” conferences across the state. So far 1,500 elementary and middle school students have developed core leadership competencies by attending the conferences, and organizers plan to continue the program this school year. During a Step Up and Lead conference, 4-H teen leaders and 4-H faculty and staff work together to help teach younger children how to cultivate their leadership skills through a series of interactive workshops and peer presentations. The first workshop in the series, “Taking a Step Towards Powerful Presentations,” is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop and deliver a short presentation. Workshop facilitators focus on teaching students how to structure their work. While the presenters learn a valuable lesson about public speaking and effective communication, students in the audience learn how to provide constructive feedback to their peers, as they discuss the effectiveness of their classmates’ presentations. The skills that students learn in the first workshop provide the groundwork for the second workshop, “Teamwork, Leadership and What’s in Between.” Here participants learn the importance of communication and teamwork in problem solving. Workshop facilitators guide the students through a variety of exercises that require the group to work together to find a practical solution. Between every exercise the participants have a chance to reflect upon their experience and discuss the ways their team worked together and communicated with one another. The participants often find that having a plan and being able to effectively communicate it helps the team find a solution to the problem. In the third workshop, “Mapping Our Plan,” students hone their planning skills by organizing a mock event. They use what they’ve learned about communication and problem solving to identify the steps they need to take to put on the event, how to allocate the resources they have and how to delegate responsibilities throughout the group. They also establish a production timeline for the event, and then they present their event plan to their classmates. Georgia 4-H Extension specialists plan to continue the leadership program during the 2012-2013 school year. They plan to hold six Step Up and Lead conferences at different locations around the state. Parents wanting to involve their children in this leadership program or other Georgia 4-H activities should visit georgia4h.org/gaesp.
“I was very excited about the great turnout we had, as well as the great diversity of backgrounds, colleges and interests represented at the inaugural leadership luncheon,” said College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Associate Dean for Extension Laura Perry Johnson. “I was glad to see that this is a topic that so many people are interested in discussing.” Women make up 30 percent of the nation’s farmers and almost half of employees in agricultural firms, but they are still underrepresented in terms of farm ownership and on the boards of companies and agricultural advocacy groups. As part of February’s summit, delegations from 13 Southern states came together to produce a list of recommendations meant to help women embrace leadership roles in agriculture. This week, the summit’s organizers released a report on those themes and recommendations. The full text of that report will be available online at womeninag.caes.uga.edu.The report was produced as a result of the deliberations of more than 150 women, representing government agencies, farms, the Cooperative Extension System and agriculture-related industries, during the summit. With facilitators from the university’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the women tackled three questions: what should be continued in order to support increased opportunities for women in agricultural leadership; what should be stopped that’s causing barriers to women having leadership roles; and what should be started in order to support leadership activities for women in agriculture.Three major themes surfaced as a result of this discussion: the need for women to support each other as they strive to lead in agricultural agencies and companies, the need for formal mentoring programs to cultivate young female leaders and the need for women to embrace traditional and nontraditional roles and new leadership challenges.The summit delegates also generated a list of specific recommendations for women working in agriculture and for the companies, organizations and nonprofits with which they work. These included the need for companies, organizations and nonprofits to recognize the value of diversity on their boards and in their leadership structures, to support leadership development for all employees, to find ways to support women in managing the work-life balance and to seek out women for leadership roles within the company.They also included recommendations that women challenge their comfort zones and accept tough leadership roles, find intentional ways to support other women in the workplace and develop relationships with mentors in the field.“When it comes to feeding the world, solving the problem is now more a question of access,” said Lauren Griffeth, Extension leadership specialist with the CAES Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication. “Diversifying our leadership base will help agriculture continue to solve unique challenges in innovative ways. As women in agriculture, we can feel confident that these research-based recommendations are more than just casual conversations; they provide a solid foundation that will help us improve our leadership.”In addition to recommendations generated by summit participants, the report includes a how-to guide for women around the state and in other states to hold their own localized summits. Johnson hopes that the summit and leadership initiative launched at UGA will provide a model for similar leadership development networks around the country.“It takes many different types and kinds of people with many different types of skills to do this,” Johnson said. “By working together and pooling our resources, we are so much stronger. We will definitely keep this conversation going.”For a full schedule of upcoming UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative events, visit www.womeninag.caes.uga.edu and join the initiative’s mailing list womeninag.caes.uga.edu. More than 150 women and men convened Wednesday on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia, and at satellite sites in Griffin and Tifton, Georgia, for the inaugural Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative Luncheon. Following on the heels of the UGA-led Southern Region Women’s Agricultural Leadership Summit in February, the lunch was the first in a series of events aimed at building a stronger professional network for women working in agriculture.