Lessons of the Week! Sierra Boggess, Christian Borle & More

first_imgWhat a week! After a whirlwind seven days of Tony nominations, star-studded receptions, closing announcements and vlog debuts, you’d better believe we’ve got some lessons to share with you. Check out all the weird stuff we learned this week, from the slobbery habit Darren Criss picked up from Broadway.com to Ariel and Elphaba’s very first apartment.Darren Criss Does It with TongueAt long last, Glee favorite and (unofficial) Broadway.com mascot Darren Criss is lacing up his gold platform boots and kicking ass in Hedwig. After his first performance, he hit the town, grabbed some drinks and gave his co-star Rebecca Naomi Jones a congratulatory lick. Don’t forget who taught you that move, Darren.Sierra Boggess Had a Green RoomieThe final episode of “Going Bridal” has everything: Barbra Streisand music videos, turbans and a David Burtka dance break that can only be described as “epileptic.” But the coolest thing? Sierra Boggess and Lindsay Mendez reminisced about their days sharing a rundown railroad apartment in NYC with no windows. Wait, you guys each had your own rooms?! So jealous.Rooster & Lily Are Hosting the TonysAfter months of waiting, the 2015 Tony Awards host—or should we say hosts—have officially been announced: Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. Yesss, we’ve been waiting for this moment since 1999! Get Kathy Bates on the phone, ya dumb hotel, we’re going to…bomp-bomp, Easy Street! (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)Sydney Lucas Has a Super-Tall BestieEleven-year-old Fun Home star Sydney Lucas has made a bunch of new friends since being nominated for a Tony Award, but there’s one guy who stands out in the crowd—legendary director, choreographer and dancer Tommy Tune! Well, mostly because he’s 6-foot-6, but still. Is there an honorary Tony for cutest couple?Max von Essen Is a VlogaholicAll of our vloggers are awesome, but Tony-nominated An American in Paris star Max von Essen really upped the game this week. In the first episode of his new video blog “‘S Wonderful,” he managed to smuggle his camera onto the set of Watch What Happens Live—during the live taping. Bravo, Max. Seriously, Bravo.Laura Michelle Kelly Can Sleep AnywhereSpeaking of awesome vloggers, Laura Michelle Kelly had a TV appearance of her own this week—while waiting to perform on Good Morning America, the Finding Neverland star made a makeshift bed on the ground with a pillow and…well, just a pillow. Wow, LMK, you must have been exhausted. Even Porthos would turn his nose up at that sorry excuse for a bed.The 2015 Tony Nominees Are Super ArtsyThis year’s Tony nominees are recognized for their stellar contributions to theater, but there’s another thing they can add to the special skills section of their resumes: drawing. Look how awesome Michael Cerveris, Sydney Lucas and Alessandro Nivola’s pictures are (to name just a few). Now we just need to get a really big fridge so we can display all of these. Aaron Tveit Smells DeliciousNow that we’ve finally figured out what Doctor Zhivago star Tam Mutu smells like (the answer: amazing), it’s time to get down to the bottom of another Broadway smell-o-mystery. When you stand near Aaron Tveit and take a whiff, what happens? We asked his former Catch Me If You Can co-star Kerry Butler, and apparently he smells like eau de shaving cream. Hang on, are you sure he doesn’t smell like tangerines?Christian Borle Wants Fierce FishnetsThe Something Rotten! Tony nominee is starring in a hit musical that has tons of pretty costumes, musical references and codpieces…but there’s one thing it doesn’t have: Borle in drag. The star revealed on Show People that he’d love to return to his roots and do drag like he did in Spamalot and Angels in America. Good timing, Borle—we hear Fox is looking for a Sweet Transvestite.Idina Menzel Refuses to ‘Let It Go’Before she embarks on her world tour, Idina has an important announcement. She knows there are a few people out there who are tired of hearing “Let It Go.” (WHAT?! Gasp! Certainly not us.) She knows it’s an earworm that can get stuck in your head for days, months, possibly even years. But guess what? She doesn’t care! And nobody in all of Arendelle, no hater that there is or was, is ever gonna bring her down! Ah-ahh-ahh! View Comments Sierra Boggesscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Summer blooms

first_imgBy James T. MidcapExtensionHorticulturistThe spring landscape is saturated with flowering shrubs. Butspring passes and suddenly it’s summer. All that color doesn’thave to be gone, though. Many plants tolerate Georgia’s heat andhumidity while providing lots of summer color.Among the many shrubs that provide summer interest arehydrangeas, crape myrtles, hypericums, spireas, chaste trees,bottlebrush buckeye, clethra, rose of Sharon.Hydrangeas welcome the heat of summer to make new growth. Thebig-leafed hydrangeas produce big, blue, mop-headed flowers thatdemand attention. The large mounds of foliage support multitudesof flowers, usually mop heads. But occasionally we see a lace-capplant or two.The flowers are generally blue on our acid soils. But if you limethe soil, the flowers turn pink or purple.Lasting flowersTwo selections are available that keep blooming all summer.Endless Summer, a new release, and Penny Mac will keep producingnew flowers until frost. Both do best with afternoon shade and asteady supply of moisture.Our native oakleaf hydrangea forms 6- to 10-foot mounds offoliage from top to bottom. It holds long panicules of white,sterile flowers just above the foliage. These panicules are eightto 12 inches long and fade to a burgundy red as they age.The foliage looks like an enlarged oak leaf. Plants do well inpartial shade but require well-drained soils. A great place toplant is on the edge of the woods, where the plants are shadedfrom the hot afternoon sun.The peegee hydrangea develops into a large, upright shrub orsmall tree. The big, white flowers open on new growth in July andAugust. The selections Tardiva and Chantilly Lace flower a littlelater and hold flowers on strong, upright stems. These plantswill grow in sun or shade on well-drained soils.Don’t stop nowThe blue flowers of the chaste tree (Vitex) in July remind usthat the flowering season isn’t yet over. The 10- to 12-inchspikes nearly cover the plants. There’s a buzz of excitement,too, as the bees visit each flower.The chaste tree is a fast grower. It reaches 12 to 15 feet tall.The gray-green foliage is usually pest-free. Plants do best infull sun. Flowers develop on new growth, so you need to prune inearly spring before growth begins.Summersweet clethra blooms late, in July and August. This nativeproduces a sweet fragrance that permeates the garden. The spikedclusters of white flowers are 4 to 6 inches long and last threeto four weeks.The plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. They adapt to sun or shade andtolerate heat and drought. The shiny, dark green leaves turnyellow in the fall. Summersweet clethra is a great choice for theshrub border, along lakes and streams or on the edge of the woods.Be sure to include some flowers and fragrance in your summerlandscape. These shrubs make great additions to any garden. Youcould even remove an overgrown azalea or two and replace it withsome summer excitement to extend your flowering season.(Jim Midcap is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

5 ways to be thankful

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » First off, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy time with your loved ones during this season.For many, this is an easy time of year to be thankful – we are often surrounded by those we love, things in the business world tend to slow down a bit and we look toward a new year with excitement.However, if you need a little help cultivating a spirit of gratitude or want to go deeper, Leadership Freak’s Dan Rockwell lists five ways to be thankful. Here’s his list:Worry more about expressing gratitude than receiving it.Notice things. Stay aware of what’s around you – even on a mundane walk through your office hallways.last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Pete Hilger – Promise to deliver (#67)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 67 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.When it comes to digital transformation, how do you stay ahead of the pace of change, while also providing value? What role can digital technology and data play in the success of the credit union industry? To answer all that and more, I sat down with Pete Hilger, CEO and President of Allied Solutions, to chat about his company’s shift from solely a distribution/manufacturing business to a booming service and technology company. Throughout the episode, Pete and I discuss many of the challenges Allied Solutions has had to overcome to remain relevant, including modernizing their core platform, investing in meaningful service solutions, and diversifying their business. Pete also shares how they’ve been able to build a “better and bigger, NOT bigger and better” business and work environment, while remaining true to their roots and culture. Additionally, we learn about Pete’s time in the military and how those experiences, among others, helped get him to where he is today. We also talk about the leadership lessons he’s learned over the years, the mentors he’s had along the way, and the need to let go and trust your employees. As usual, we wrap up with the rapid-fire questions, where Pete gives us a glimpse into his day, chats about what he does to recharge, and tells us about his rigorous daily workout routine  – I get tired just thinking about it. Be sure to give this episode a listen! Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Pete:Pete Hilger, CEO and President of Allied Solutionspete.hilger@alliedsolutions.netwww.alliedsolutions.netLinkedIn | Facebook | TwitterShow notes from this episode:Shout-out: To our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the work Pete and his team are doing at Allied Solutions hereShout-out: Chuck Fagan Shout-out: Carmel, IndianaShout-out: St. Paul, MinnesotaShout-out: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Shout-out: Plano, TexasShout-out: Pete’s mom, Melissa Eldredge Shout-out: Chris HilgerShout-out: Securian Financial Shout-out: Lauren Culp Shout-out: Pete’s wifeShout-out: Pete’s kidsShout-out: Tampa Bay Lightning Shout-out: North Central High SchoolShout-out: Joe Walsh Shout-out: Jill NowackiBand mentioned: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Running Down a Dream by Tom PettyBook mentioned: The Art of Racing in The Rain by Garth SteinPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Chuck Fagan, Lauren Culp, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37 & 64)You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:57] – Pete, welcome to the show![02:45] – Pete shares a little of Allied Solutions’ history and what has changed in the last few years.[04:34] – What do you think needs to change with credit unions to keep them relevant fundamentally?[05:54] – Pete shares how they are staying afloat with the changing technology in today’s market.[08:46] – Pete speaks about where he finds great employees and keeping the ones he has.[10:54] – How do you keep the culture that made you successful through all of the growth Allied has experienced?[12:46] – Pete chats about what he will be proud to have accomplished a year from now.[14:17] – Pete shares what inspired him to take the position as CEO of Allied Solutions.[17:02] – Pete speaks about the things he learned from the shredding company he bought that went under.[19:19] – How would you describe your leadership style and how has that changed over the years?[21:25] – “Our success or failures drip down to the lowest person within our organization to the highest person within our organization.” Is something Pete says all the time to his team.[22:33] – Pete says that the military helped cultivate his ability to make the hard decisions.[23:50] – He believes that the biggest lesson he has learned over the years was to treat people better.[24:48] – Is there a piece or life lesson you learned that you keep going back to?[25:40] – Pete shares who his mentors were as he came up in his career.[27:00] – He speaks about a couple of times in his career with Allied that he was really torn about what to do.[28:48] – What does your typical workday look like and describe what the perfect day would be.[30:35] – Pete describes what he does to recharge when he has a day off.[31:56] – What were you like in high school and what was the first time you got into memorable trouble?[33:45] – Pete shares what he wanted to be when he grew up.[34:45] – Pete says that if he doesn’t work out every day, he feels off.[35:33] – What is your favorite album?[36:26] – What book do you think everyone should read?[37:21] – Pete believes that knowing everything has become less important and the condition of the company has become more important.[38:48] – Donald Trump and his mom are the first people that come to mind when Pete hears the word success.[40:55] – Pete’s final thoughts for the listeners.[42:10] – Thank you for being on the show, Pete! 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more


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Governor Wolf Signs Three Bills Into Law

first_img June 26, 2015 Governor Wolf Signs Three Bills Into Law Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf signed three bills into law this morning. The following pieces of legislation are now law:House Bill 182 introduced by Representative Seth Grove amends the Pharmacy Act further providing for the authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations. House Bill 863 introduced by Representative Kerry Benninghoff names a portion of State Route 3006 over Spring Creek, Bellefonte Borough, as the Bellefonte Veterans Bridge.Senate Bill 485 introduced by Senator Joe Scarnati amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to further provide for the offense of impersonating a holder of a professional or occupational license.  Specifically, the bill increases the grading for the offense of impersonating a doctor of medicine in specific circumstances.MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Food Safety Management Act to be discussed at major workshop

first_img Tweet Share 25 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Food Safety Management Act to be discussed at major workshop by: – October 4, 2011 Share Image via;zunia.orgA New Food Safety Management Act is among matters to be discussed when the United States Embassy meets with the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC) for a workshop this morning.Chief Executive Officer of the DAIC Chris Joseph says Dominica will seek opportunities to open up new markets in the United States.He says the United States has placed strict regulations on exports to its markets and that has been a major challenge for businesses in Dominica and the region.“What we are looking at is how we can improve our trade relationship with the US. For us that mean more opportunities, we want to focus on joint partnerships with US business, for franchising… We will also look at the safety and quality of food and meat for import in the US,” he explained.He said Dominica will also seek to improve market opportunities which have already been established.“We have been challenged because of tremendous regulations and laws regarding quality of products in the US. We know they are very concerned about health of their citizens and quality of food; therefore there is a whole regime as regards of policies as regards to foods imported in the US,” he said.The Workshop which is titled, “Energizing Trade Relationships with the United States” will also discuss Renewable Energy and Franchising opportunities.The workshop will commence from 9 o’clock this morning at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Joyce Marie Lyttle

first_imgJoyce Marie Lyttle, 63, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Monday June 25, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was born February 22, 1955 in Milan, IN, daughter of the late Harland and Alberta (McFadden) Cantwell.Joyce worked in the kitchen at DCH, and was also housekeeping supervisor at Hollywood Casino.She was a member of Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church .Joyce loved taking care of her grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.Joyce is survived by her children, Paul Lyttle of Panama City, FL, Steven Lyttle of Dillsboro, IN, Crystal (Thomas) Pearson of Dillsboro, IN; siblings, Irma (Jeff) Underwood of Aurora, IN, Francine Engelhardt of Panama City, FL, Timothy (Cheryl) Cantwell of PA, Carl (Patty) Cantwell of Aurora, IN; 1/2 brothers, Danny, Jerry and J.R. (Donna) Cantwell; grandchildren, Jenna Lyttle, Cassidy Lyttle, Isabel Pearson, Josephine Pearson and Stevie Lyttle; many nieces and nephews that she loved very much.She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Terry and David Cantwell.Friends will be received Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Mt Sinai United Methodist Church, 9513 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 2:00 pm with Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the PAWS or Mt. Sinai UMC. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Arsenal shocked by Chelsea winger’s wage demands

first_img Loading… Arsenal have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Chelsea winger Willian. He wants at least £120,000-a-week, as that is what he earns at Chelsea. It would mean a huge outlay for a player who would be 34 by the time his three-year deal runs out. read also:Willian reveals ‘no transfer offers’ as PSG, Barca emerge as favourites Arsenal are uncertain if they have the funds to make such a deal happen, even if they are saving on a transfer fee. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Gunners were hoping to sign the Brazilian right-winger on a free transfer in the summer. But the move may be scuppered by the veteran’s wage demands, according to Metro. Willian is hoping to sign a two year or three year deal with a club in London as Chelsea are only offering him a 12-month extension.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors Millions2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know AboutA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more

Lady Indians Get Big Win Over Lady Hilltoppers

first_imgThe Milan Lady Indians Softball team defeated The Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers 19-3 in Varsity Softball action.Milan__IN__vs_Shawe_Memorial__Madison__IN__Girls_Softball_04032019_36fe9d36_fa6e_498f_9d2f_e94870a84e6eCourtesy of Indians Coach Eric Widener.last_img