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Election officials say combating lies will be big challenge

first_imgTop election officials across the country are looking ahead to future elections and grappling with how they can counter a wave of lies and misinformation, after a 2020 election season dominated by conspiracy theories and false claims about voting. This week, top election officials from every state have been gathering virtually for their biannual meetings. A major topic has been how to deal with those who have lost faith in elections due to misinformation surrounding the presidential election and what this will mean for the midterms in 2022 and beyond.last_img

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Culturalist Challenge! Who Should Play Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada Musical?

first_imgThe Broadway.com editorial team is nuts about Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Last week, to celebrate the forthcoming 2015 Tony Awards ceremony, we asked you to name the top 10 best Tony-winning musicals of all time. Yep, we’re masochists. The results are in, and fans picked Les Miserables as the number-one favorite. This week, after hearing the amazing news that the best-ever guilty pleasure movie The Devil Wears Prada could be reinvented as a musical, we immediately started thinking of all of the Broadway divas we’d love to see play fierce and extremely frightening Runway editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly in the new adaptation. Broadway.com news reporter Ryan McPhee posted his list of top 10 picks here!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist, you will be asked to create one at this point.)Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show! View Commentslast_img read more

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Exit Interview! Sierra Boggess Bids Adieu to It Shoulda Been You

first_img Sierra Boggess It Shoulda Been You In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. The madcap matrimonial musical It Shoulda Been You will close on August 9, so we asked Sierra Boggess to take Broadway.com’s Exit Interview to tell us all about her time in the show before she begins rehearsals for School of Rock. Below, Boggess reflects on her “joyous and inspirational” experience in It Shoulda Been You.How did you feel when you first got this job?Ahhh so thrilled! Knowing I was getting to be a part of a brand new musical not based on a movie or a book was such a dream come true, and knowing it was directed by David Hyde Pierce was icing on the cake.How do you feel now that you’re leaving?I’m feeling sentimental, honestly. I love this company so much and I keep saying I want them to do every show with me. I can’t imagine not going to work every day and seeing all of them.What are three words you would use to describe your experience?Joyous, inspirational, honored.What was the easiest thing about this job?Having Lisa Howard as my dressing roommate and sister in the show. She is one of the best people on earth. She is the leader of our company AND she has two kids under the age of five at home and is an AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING mother. I watched how she handled everything with such grace and it kept me in check when I was feeling tired. I love her forever.What was the hardest thing?Not being able to watch the show so I could just enjoy what everyone was doing onstage!What was the highlight of your time at this job?Performing the night that the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal! Our book writer Brian Hargrove wrote a special line for my character to say just for that one night and it stopped the show because EVERYONE was jumping for joy in the audience! It was such an incredible moment. To be a part of this kind of show, to be representing for the community at THIS time in our world, it’s just awesome.What skills do you think are required for future job applicants?Pure honesty. This show requires that you find your truth and don’t be afraid to step into that power.What advice would you give to future employees in your job position?Be fearless. Be loving. Be giving. Be accepting. Play with each other. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.How do you think you’ve grown?I have become a much more honest actress. I soaked up everything I could from the gurus of our business: Harriet Harris, Tyne Daly, Chip Zien, Edward Hibbert, Michael X. Martin… These people have paved the way for us! And it would be silly for me not to take away everything I can from the brilliant-ness.Why are you leaving?Well, our little play is closing. But August 9… Nine is my life path number, so there must be an awesome energy in that.What will you miss the most?I think I’ve said it a billion times now. This group of people. What am I gonna do without Chip Zien and his antics? Or Josh Grisetti’s unmotivated winking skills? Or singing “Green Socks” in the dressing room with Lisa Howard and Harriet Harris and Chip Zien? Or recording Dubsmash videos with Edward Hibbert at the five-minute call? I feel so lucky! And I can’t forget to give a shout-out to our lead producer Daryl Roth. Hands down one of the most incredible women in this industry and if you get to work with her, you are one of the luckiest people on this planet. It starts from the top, and she and Scott Landis are truly the best. But the great thing about working with all these awesome people? We will definitely be seeing each other again and there are reunions galore in our future. Lisa Howard and I are already planning a pool party. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015last_img read more

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Truck Driver Charged With Fatal July Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A cement truck driver was charged this week with vehicular homicide for alleged drugged driving that caused a crash in Locust Valley that killed a bus driver six months ago.Nassau County police Tuesday arrested Raymond Ragen on a slew of charges including vehicular manslaughter, driving while ability impaired by drugs in a commercial vehicle, assault, reckless driving, drug possession and other counts.Police said the 44-year-old Mineola man was high on drugs and talking on his cell phone while driving Oshkosh cement mixer truck eastbound on Oyster Bay Road when he crashed into a Long Island Rail Road overpass near Matinecock Court on July 23, 2012.The truck then hit a westbound school bus, killing its driver, 45-year-old Jorge Guevara of Locust Valley. Four boys and a 64-year-old man on the bus were treated for minor injuries.Ragen will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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Long Island Fall Festivals and Street Fairs 2014

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As autumn dawns on Long Island, harvest time returns and with it, the annual celebrations culminating in fall festivals from Montauk to Malverne and almost everywhere in between becoming decorated in pumpkins.The events include festivals dedicated to apples, garlic, pickles—even chestnuts—although most are simply dedicated to all things fall, such as scarecrows, corn husking and jack ‘o lantern making.In preparation for the fall equinox on Monday, Sept. 22, here are 75 fall fairs on Long Island scheduled through November:Pickle FestivalSpecialty pickles, pickle ornaments and pickle-themed merchandise are among the pickled cucumber-related activities at this 35th annual festival. There will be other kinds of non-pickle-related food as well, including fresh vegetables, jams and baked goods. Plus a corn maze, hayrides and family activities, such as rides on the Lollipop Farm train. John Gardiner Farm, 900 Park Ave., Greenlawn. greenlawncenterporthistorical.org/pickle-festival $5, Kids under 12 free. 10 a.m-4 p.m. Sept. 20.Dragon Boat Race FestivalThis inaugural event will include local and regional teams coming together to race against each other in a series of heats. Live music, dancing and food vendors will keep spectators entertained between races. Don’t forget the beach chairs and picnic blankets. Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson. PortJeffDragonRaceFest.com Free. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sept. 20. Franklin Square Fall FestivalFall is meant to be celebrated: the dangling, falling golden leaves; the chilly arctic breeze; the pumpkins; the costumes; the homemade pastries, pies and hot, piping apple cider! Come rejoice in the gift that is life. Come share a smile, a joke, a precious hug. Come relish in this special time of year and be jubilant for this most blessed time together! Franklin Square Historical Museum, Maple Ave., Franklin Square. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20.Kite FestivalBring your own kites, make one there and snack on traditional festival fare. Wow. Just realized that rhymes. Rock on! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org $2, kids under 5 free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20.Lynbrook ExpoRides, games, vendors, food and live entertainment. Greis Park, 55 Wilbur St., Lynbrook. showtiques.com Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 20.Off The Walls This has got to be one of the most unique fall celebrations you’ve ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. There will be live Latin dancing. There will be a BMX Stunt Show. Yes, there will be more than 20 (!!) arts vendors offering pretty much anything your big generous heart can hope to find, perfect for several surprise gifts for you-know-know! (In case you don’t, me!) Lol. Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1520 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 1-6 p.m. Sept. 20.Fall Harvest and Seafood Festival  Crab races, free boat rides for kids accompanied by an adult, interactive pirate shows, pony rides, magic shows, carnival games and more. Fresh produce and seafood sales, live music, as well as a variety of merchandise and food vendors. Captree State Park, Ocean Pkwy., Babylon. nysparks.com/parks/65  $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20, 21.Irish Feis and Festival  A celebration of Irish culture and history featuring traditional dance and piping competitions, a marketplace, plus Irish language and Gaelic sports workshops. Hofstra University, Intramural Fields, 350 Hofstra Blvd., Hempstead. hofstra.edu $10. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21.Long Island Garlic FestivalGarlic is known as one of (if not the) healthiest foods on the planet (avocados are up there, too, btw). Mash up the fresh bulbs, let them sit for a lil before sprinkling them atop all of your meals, or even sloshing them back in a cup of fresh spring water. Your body will thank you, for sure. And damn, does it feel so good. At this uber-healthy, uber-spectacular garlic fest there will be, yes, an abundant amount of food, garlic-inspired food, crafts, live music, an Iron Chef garlic competition and a garlic-eating contest! Wowzer. Garden of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com $3, free younger than 6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20, 21.Smithtown Heritage Fair and Car ShowArts, crafts, antique cars, Civil War re-enactments, old fashioned baseball, farm animals and live music!? Are you serious? Let’s do this! Smithtown Historical Society, 239 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown. smithtownhistorical.org $5, kids $3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21.Bellmore Street Fair and CarnivalThis one has it all, from a kids expo to a military expo, live music as well as arts and crafts. Not to mention the carnival rides and games at the train station. Petit Ave., Bellmore. bellmorechamber.com Free. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21.Cold Spring Fire Department Antiques ShowNearly 100 vendors offering antique furniture, quilts, silver, prints, clocks and other items. Library Park, Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. pekaleshows.com $6, kids under 12 free. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 21.Long Island Apple FestivalThis traditional harvest festival is celebrating its silver anniversary at Sherwood-Jayne House, an 18th century farmhouse that retains its original apple orchard, where some of the trees are over 100 years old. Events include apple relay races, tug-o-war, apple-head doll making, an Apple Pie Baking Contest and a pie auction. There will also be storytelling, pony rides, traditional music, an old- fashioned hay ride, sheep shearing, face painting and many other events. Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. splia.org $7 adults, $5 seniors and kids ages 2-12. 11a.m.-4:30p.m. Sept. 21.Williston Day Craft Street FairLive music, arts and crafts and plenty of food make this mega-festival a special event to remember. Come see what all the hubbub is about! Yes! Hillside Avenue east of Willis Avenue, Williston Park. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21.West Islip Country FairMore than 300 craft vendors, children’s bounce house and slide, petting zoo, magician, face painting, sand art, food, music and more. West Islip Library Grounds, Higbie Lane and Montauk Hwy., West Islip. westislipcountryfair.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21. West Hempstead Street FairVendors, food, arts and crafts, plus a whole lot of fun! Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. showtiques.com Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 21.Cow Harbor DayThere’s a lot of history in Northport, to be sure. The quaint lil fishing village used to be just that, overrun with clammers and fisherman and so many who made their livelihoods from the sea. Jack Kerouac used to live in Northport. Allen Ginsberg apparently tried his hand at raking in some clams, too, when he’d visit his fellow Beat visionary. Cow Harbor Day is a very special day to the locals, and to celebrate, there will be copious amounts of food, rides and games, a parade at noon commemorating when Northport was formerly known as The Great Cow Harbor in the days when cattle would graze on its grassy shores, and of course, a whole lot of fun, fun, fun! Not to be missed! Wowzler. North Village Park, Main Street, Northport. villageofnorthport.com Free. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21.Heritage Trust Fall into Fun CarnivalTo usher in the fall, you’ll want some really, really fun rides. You’ll want food, of course also, but not just any run-of-the-mill foodstuffs. You’ll want spectacular food, food that you’ll be feasting upon and then dreaming about, long, long after the multi-colored lights glowing from atop the fishbowl ping-pong trailers have gone to bed. And of course, you’ll want games. This annual mega-extravaganza has all of these critical components, and truly, just so much more. C’mon, now. Let’s do this! Heritage Park, Mt. Sinai Road, Mt. Sinai. newtonshows.com Free. 12-11 p.m. Sept. 26 & 27, 12-6 p.m. Sept. 28.East Meadow Fire Department Fall FestivalThis annual gathering of residents, fire officials, fun, food and games also offers a free concert each night! Talk about a good time! Wow. House No. 4, corner of Carman Ave. and Salisbury Park Dr., East Meadow. Free. 5-11 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 27.Valley Stream Community FestThis annual, one-day celebration of the uniqueness of Valley Stream through its culture,visual and performing arts, food, service organizations and activities is geared toward families and one truly fun-filled day. Rockaway Avenue between Sunrise Hwy. and Merrick Rd., Valley Stream. vscommunityfest.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27.Mastic Harvest FestivalMusic, food, kids games as well as arts and crafts. Free. Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.Wildwood Fall FestivalArts and crafts, magicians, music, pony rides and face painting! Now this is one great time indeed! Wildwood State Park, Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River. parks.ny.gov/parks/68 $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.Festival by the SeaLive music, great food, inflatable rides, children’s shows, clam-eating and rib-eating contests, sand sculptures, pony rides, circus acts, games and give-aways, a petting zoo and more! Lido Beach Town Park, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. toh.li Free. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Septemberfest“A Modern Harvest of Fun,” includes art, music, dance, food, entertainment and the history of the community. Agwam Park, 23 Main St., Southampton. southamptonseptfest.org Free. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28.Long Island Chestnut FestivalThis environmentally focused, fun and educational festival celebrates the reintroduction of the American chestnut tree to North America. Activities range from arts and crafts and games to information for gardeners and nature lovers. Free samples of roasted chestnuts will be available! Baldwin Community Garden, Baldwin Historical Society & Museum, 1980 Grand Ave., Baldwin. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 1p.m- 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Fall Garden and Harvest FestivalThis fourth annual event features horticultural displays and demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, food, live music, tours of the dahlia garden, a model train exhibit, local artisan vendors, pumpkin painting and hayrides. Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Hwy. Great River. bayardcuttingarboretum.com/event/fall-festival $15 per car, $7 with Empire Passport. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27, 28.Fall Antiques and Collectibles FairAside from myriad vendors there will also be a vintage car show! Brookwood Hall Park, Montauk Hwy., East Islip. $15, $20 DOS. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.African-American Heritage Parade and FestivalFood, folks, and fun along with talent showcasing for this second annual event focusing on celebrating and expressing the music of Motown, along with international food courts. The parade will run from N. Main Street and Hollaway Street in Freeport up Nassau Road to Greenwich Street, ending at the festival at Washington Street and Front Street in Hempstead. Free. 10 a.m., Sept. 27.Port Washington Fall Country FairA pie-eating contest, live music, historical demonstrations as well as arts and crafts will usher in autumn at this must-go-to fair! Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. cowneck.org Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27.Harvest Day FestivalThis annual event will have costumed trade and craft people demonstrating decoy carving, beekeeping, blacksmithing, candle making, basketry and many other traditional skills. There will be Civil War re-enactors making camp, shooting rifles and parading—plus an 1850s Whaling Captain wedding. Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 11 a.m. Sept 27.Long Island FairContinuing a 172-year tradition, this is one of America’s oldest agricultural festivals and is so big it can’t be contained to one weekend. Contestants can face off in corn-husking and scarecrow building events in addition to guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin. Attractions include a petting zoo, live music and dancing as well as pony, tractor and carnival rides. Fairgoers will also find magic shows, stilt walkers, puppets, juggling, storytelling, Civil War reenactments and other historical demonstrations. Not to mention all the mouthwatering fall fair foods, such as candied apples, pumpkins, organic veggies, fresh-made candy, giant turkey legs and funnel cakes. Hot-air balloon rides will be available 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Sept.27, Oct. 4 and 5, weather permitting. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. lifair.org $12 adults, $8 seniors and kids ages 5-12, kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The fair runs Sept. 27, 28 and Oct. 2-5.Fall Festival and Large Car Truck ShowPeterbilt and Kenworth trucks, includes craft vendors, food, music, children’s activities. Long Island MacArthur Airport, Parking lot 10, 100 Arrivals Ave., Ronkonkoma. $10, Children under 12. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28. Fall Festival and Classic Car ShowPet parade and costume contest, scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, bouncy rides, pony rides and arts and crafts. Malverne train station, Hempstead Avenue. malvernevillage.org Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28.Garden City South Street FairNassau Blvd., Garden City. showtiques.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28.Syosset Street FairJackson Ave., Syosset. nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28.Seaford Fall Family Harvest FairSeaford Historical Museum, 3890 Waverly Ave., Seaford. seafordhistoricalsociety.org Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28.Village Day Fall FestivalA petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides and pumpkin painting are just some of the festivities planned. There will also be award-winning artisanal cheeses, fresh baked goods, apple cider and Horman pickles. Guggenheim Estate Golden Honey from the Preserve’s hives has been harvested in time for the fair. Pizza and refreshments available. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $20 per car, $10 with pass 12-5 p.m. Sept. 28.Christopher Morley Park Fall FestivalRides, games and eye-popping, mouthwatering, dream-all-day-long-about food. Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn. newtonshows.com Free. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3, 1-10 p.m. Oct. 4, 12-6 p.m. Oct. 5.Long Island Flower and Home ExpoMums the word at this fall family festival dedicated to gardening, landscaping and all things backyard related. It starts off with a jazz band, wine and beer tastings Friday night with a farmers’ market, pumpkins, cider and apples the rest of the weekend. And yes, of course, plenty of absolutely gorgeous mums. Lol. Cradle of Aviation Museum, 51 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. liflowershow.com $20 first night, $10 rest of weekend. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5.Amityville Apple FestivalThe freshest New York State apples will be sold and festival goers can enjoy live music at the Showmobile, a DJ at the Gazebo, sidewalk sale, magician, children’s craft area and more. An antique sale will be held in Lauder Museum parking lot. Park Avenue Memorial School, 140 Park Ave., Amityville. Facebook.com/AmityvilleAppleFestival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4.Sayville Apple FestivalApple-themed cooking contests, carnival, live music as well as arts and crafts. The Islip Grange, Broadway Ave., Sayville. Free.10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 4.Fish Hatchery Fall FestivalA pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, bounce castle, games food and environmental exhibits. 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. cshfa.org $6 adults, $4 kids, seniors. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 4.San Gennaro Feast of the HamptonsRides, music, arts and crafts and lots of luscious, sauce-drenched, soul-soothing Italian food. Meet retired NY Knicks player John Starks and Joseph Gannascoli, who played Vito on The Sopranos. Hampton Bays train station, Good Ground Round, Hampton Bays. sangennarofeastofthehamptons.com 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 4, 5.Baldwin Fall FestivalThis annual gathering has it all: food and arts and crafts! Baldwin train station, Sunrise Highway. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4, 5 & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 2.Pumpkin FestLive music, pumpkin picking and decorating, carnival rides and games, corn maze, pony rides, bounce houses and an old-fashioned seed-spitting contest. Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank. Facebook.com/events/540396692752736 $12, kids under 3 free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4, 5.Fall Harvest FestivalHay rides? Check. Live music. Check again. Corn maze, face painting, inflatable rides and pick your own pumpkins? Check, check, check and check again. This month-long, weekends-only fall fest has all that and more! Borellas Farm Stand, 485 Edgewood Ave., St. James. borellasfarmstand.com $11, kids under 3 free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4, 5 and every Saturday and Sunday in October though Columbus Day.Caleb Smith Preserve Fall FestivalLive music, fishing lessons, games, face painting and falconer demonstrations. How many fall celebrations do you seriously know of that features a falconer demo!? Didn’t think so. Be there. Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W Jericho Tpke., Smithtown. friendsofcalebsmith.org $10. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5.Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft & Gift FairArts and crafts plus local artisans offering endless possibilities of gifts: birthdays, holidays, every days? C’mon. You know this is the spot. Old Country Road, Plainview. nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5.Antique Power/Tractor Show Fall FestivalIf you’ve never witnessed the raw, awesome power of antique tractors as they toil round the lot, spinning around in circles, their operators sitting atop them, hollering at the crowds as they demonstrate why these iron beauties are the true kings of the farmland, well… You should! 6000 Sound Ave., Riverhead. townofriverheadny.gov Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5.Fall FestivalWatch the 3rd NY Revolutionary Regiment performing maneuvers, learn surgical procedures and remedies of the Colonial era and take a cemetery tour and listen to the history of the family members who reside there. Activities include crafts for children, old-fashioned games and learn about other historic activities. Also on hand are Colonial demonstrations and exhibits, Old English Country dancing and puppet show. Sagtikos Manor, 677 Montauk Hwy., West Bay Shore. sagtikosmanor.com $7. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 5.Huntington Long Island Fall FestivalThe music, food and carnival start Friday, joined Saturday and Sunday by contests, vendors and arts and crafts before one last day of food and rides Monday. Heckscher Park, 164 Main St., Huntington. lifallfestival.com Free. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 11 & 12, 11 a.m.- 5p.m. Oct. 13.Plant & SingPeople gather to plant garlic and harvest fall crops, transforming the fields and the work itself with festive songs, dances, recitations and meals. When the work is done, it’s time to enjoy the world-class festival of Bluegrass and Traditional American Music on the expansive waterfront lawn. Sylvester Manor, 55 Manhanset Rd., Shelter Island Heights. plantandsing.com $35, $50 acts Oct. 1. $30 veterans, students and seniors. Kids under 12 free. Oct. 10, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 11, Oct. 12.Levittown Fall Community FestivalPetting zoo, entertainment, pumpkin patch, crafts, exhibits, face painting and raffles? Uh, can you say “Sign us up”!? Veterans Memorial Park, Shelter Lane, Levittown. levittownchamber.com Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11.Babylon Fall FestivalHay rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, fresh food and face painting. Now this is a must-go-to celebration if we’ve ever written a blurb about one! Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst. townofbabylon.com Free. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 11.Family Fall and Halloween FestivalFall is the season for family. Whether it’s heading down to the pumpkin patch with the lil ones, gathering round the campfire with some hot, steaming pumpkin lattes, or just simply enjoying a fresh, piping hot home-baked pumpkin pie, it’s all so tough to beat. Then, lol it’s Halloween! Best holiday of them all! Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. oysterbaytown.com Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11. Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest FestivalAlso known as Apple Fest, attendees here can visit the Cheese House, a country store, children’s games as well as arts and crafts. They had us at “Cheese House.” Lol. Mill Neck Manor, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12.Fall Arts & Crafts ShowPaintings, pottery, photography are just the beginning of this artisan fest. There’s also furniture, fiber and jewelry. Great opportunity to do all your holiday shopping at one place! Village Green, Main Street, Westhampton. whbcc.org Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12.Fall FestivalPumpkin painting, picking and pony rides as well as hayrides, old-fashioned games arts and crafts. Deepwell Farms County Park, corner of Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James. stjameschamber.org $5, $1 for seniors and kids 12 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12.Montauk Fall FestivalThis festival kicks off with their famous clam chowder contest at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It includes crab races, rides, a farmers’ market, live music and incorporates elements of Octoberfest. Graba hot, steaming pumpkin latte or some good old-fashioned piping hot apple cider, stroll out toward the East End and gaze out west over the woods. As the winter rolls in, the leaves turn an absolutely gorgeous red, orange, brown and yellow. And as they cover the ground, creating an equally breathtaking, multi-colored forest blanket, you’ll see more and more of that mysterious radar tower jutting up over the towering branches. Wild. Village green, Montauk Highway, Montauk. montaukchamber.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12. Long Beach Fall FestivalThis annual celebration has it all: a pumpkin patch, bounce house, petting zoo, ferris wheel, pony rides, haunted house, hay rides, arts and crafts and a costume contest. Come down for some serious fun, fun, fun! Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue between National Boulevard and Centre Street, Long Beach. longbeachny.gov $15 per day, $25 weekend pass. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12.Riverhead Country FairVegetable decorating contest, carnival rides, folk music, tractor pulls, plus hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. Main Street, Riverhead. riverheadcountryfair.com Free, not including fees for some rides and activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12. Fall Family Fishing FestivalEvent includes a casting contest, fly-fishing instruction, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, free bait and fish-cleaning services. Displays by Trout Unlimited, DEC Environmental Education, State Parks as well as other fishing and environmental organizations. Prior to the festival, the New York State parks department will stock South and McDonald Ponds with hundreds of brook and rainbow trout. Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeside Dr., West Hempstead. nysparks.com/parks/31 Free. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 18.   Oyster FestivalBilled as the largest annual outdoor festival and the largest waterfront fest on the East Coast with about 200,000 attendees on average, the 31st oyster fest is back. The lineup includes tall ships, pirate shows and carnival rides. Aside from oysters prepared every way imaginable, it also features the famous oyster schucking contest. How many shucks can a woodchuck shuck if a woodchuck could shuck wood? Sorry. Tried, anyway. Theodore Roosevelt Park, West End Avenue, Oyster Bay. theoysterfestival.org Free, fees for rides. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18, 19.Seaford Fall FestivalHave you ever stumbled across something so amazing you’ve just got to get out there and tell all your friends, all your relatives, people you don’t even know? This annual smorgasbord of arts and crafts offers visitors a diverse collection of everything from vinyl records to antique toys, lamps and so much more! Check it out! Then tell everyone you know, too. Seaford train station, Sunrise Highway, Seaford. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18, 19.Huntington Apple FestivalScarecrow making, hayrides, music, old-timey games as well as arts and crafts—plus lots and lots of apples. Tough to beat, for sure. Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum, 434 Park Ave., Huntington. huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org Free. 12-4 p.m. Oct. 19.Fall Festival and Swap MeetFall games, rides, music, pumpkins, pony rides, face painting, crafts, vendors and more. Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp and Riding School, 250 Round Swamp Rd., Melville. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19.Halloween Boat BurningIn this local annual tradition, a boat that has been deemed too-unsafe-to-sail is set ablaze in sacrifice while thousands watch from the shore. Festivities include raffles, snacks, hot apple cider and live music. Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org Free 5-9 p.m. Oct. 24.Pumpkin FestThis ninth annual event features pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins and… Wait for it. Wait for it. More pumpkins! And we love pumpkins! Islandia Village Hall, 100 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. newvillageofislandia.com Free. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 25.Family Fall and Halloween FestivalCelebrate the arrival of the fall season with fun activities for children and adults alike, including Halloween a hayride, crafts, bouncies (!!), photo opportunities, games, hot, piping apple cider and popcorn! Additionally, there’ll be a ‘U-Pick’ pumpkin patch for children so they can survey and pick their very own pumpkin, as well as decorate them! Children are encouraged to come in costumes, of course! Marjorie Post Community Park, Merrick Road, Massapequa. oysterbaytown.com Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Great Jack-o’-Lantern SpectacularIn addition to contestants setting sail to their Jack-o’-Lantern, there will be a kid-friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, trick or treating, “funny fotos,” games and more.  Participation limited to the first 50 carved pumpkins. Jack-o’-Lanterns will set sail at 6 p.m. Participating pumpkins must be between the size of a soccer ball and a basketball and must be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Pwk exit 38, North Babylon. nysparks.com/parks/88 $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 4 p.m. Oct. 25.Rockville Centre Fall FestivalFall is worth celebrating! Great people, great food, amazing arts and crafts and so much more will help usher in this joyous time of the year at this annual festival. Rockville Centre train station, Long Beach Road. rvcny.us Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25, 26.Pumpkin FestPumpkin decorating, traditional games, food, entertainment and nature walks. Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Rd., Lattingtown. baileyarboretum.org $10 per family. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 26.Harvest FestAside from the usual fall fest fare such a pumpkin painting, arts and crafts and live music, this unique festival also includes a chowder crawl, costumed dog parade (2 p.m.) and a haunted building walking tour. Chowder, dogs and haunted houses!? This is the place to be! Wow. Main Street, Port Jefferson. portjeffchamber.com Free. 12-6 p.m. Oct. 26.Shinnecock ShamrockMusic and cultural festival with Irish and Native American bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wines, chowders and more. 14 North Howells Point Rd., Bellport. shinnecocksewanakasociety.org $40. Kids 12 and under free. 2-7 p.m. Nov. 1. Long Island Antique Book, Paper and Art FairBooks are the heart and soul of the human experience. They record, they enlighten and they inspire. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collision of the written word and arts and crafts that will make your heart bend and soul absolutely just break out into song and sing, sing, sing! Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. pekaleshows.com Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2.Massapequa Fall FestivalFriends. Yes. Relatives. Yes. Arts and crafts. Of course! Come peruse the endless knickknacks, converse with the vendors, purchase homemade artwork, and most importantly, celebrate! Massapequa train station, Sunrise Highway, Massapequa. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8, 9.last_img read more

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National Credit Union Foundation offers 59 scholarships to cybersecurity training

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Credit Union Foundation is offering 59 scholarships for credit unions with $250 million assets or below to attend CUNA Cybersecurity eSchool with NASCUS starting October 6. The goal is to provide small credit unions access to cybersecurity training at no cost to their organization.“As fraud and other cybercrimes continue to evolve, the task of protecting data is only becoming more complex,” said Kathy Smith, instructional design manager at CUNA. “This eSchool covers top threats and methods of protecting your credit union with the latest cybersecurity trends and tools, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.”Hot topic sessions include:Cybersecurity: From the Dark SideThe Rise of Zero Trust Network ArchitecturePayments Fraud – What’s Trending continue reading »last_img read more

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The latest sequel to the “Epic Week in Croatia” campaign has reached 11 million people

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board on social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has successfully completed the last fourth sequel to the excellent and very popular campaign “Epic Week in Croatia – Last call”. According to the CNTB, the campaign reached more than 11 million people, and more than eight thousand new fans began to follow the channels of the Croatian Tourist Board on social networks. More than 13.000 competitors took part in the prize draw itself, and the campaign achieved excellent results in the markets of Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria.The winner of the last prize draw is a XNUMX-year-old Angelo Elefante from Italy who uses his travels to explore and get to know the culture of the destination in which he resides. “By choosing the activities I would like to experience during my stay in Croatia, I had the opportunity to enjoy an imaginary trip and I was amazed at how much magic your country hides. Now I am happy that this trip will come true, and I will try to convey my feelings and impressions through numerous photos and anecdotes that I intend to experience in Croatia. “, he said Elephant, adding that the meaning of travel is to share one’s own experiences and discoveries with other people.  Angelo Elefante chose from the offered experiences to taste soparnik and Brač’s vital, a visit to Split, a photo of Brač’s “house in the house”, a visit to Starogradsko polje and a photo with a Dalmatian, a well-known Croatian breed. The goal of the Epic Week campaign is  strategic positioning of Croatia as a country with a rich and wide offer in which everyone can find interesting things for themselves. The concept of “Epic Week“The campaign allowed participants to create an ideal vacation. Thus, from the list of 218 activities, the participants chose exactly those activities that would make up their dream vacation. In addition to activities, they could choose locations, sights, cities, but also flavors that they would like to experience and taste during their visit to Croatia. The prize game was attended by all those who shared the selected activities on social networks, and those whose posts collected the largest number of likes entered the grand final. The main prize was won by the person who has the best argumentative description of why she deserves a trip to Croatia, and this year it was Angelo Elefante from Italy.last_img read more

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#onokad Spaček’s meeting attracts 12.000 visitors

first_imgThe more such individuals, such as the Croatian 2CV Citroën Club, and various various event organizers, the better for the destination. And every investment in its development is multiplied on the local economy through tourism spending on various industries. I constantly emphasize how to find a niche of your own, especially when we talk about hobbies, where people are extremely passionate and tend to travel to the end of the world, just to have an unforgettable experience. And the Spaček fan club is a real example of that. The arrival was announced by Spaček fans even from Australia and the Ivory Coast. So in the development of sports tourism, everyone focuses on football, which is a big mistake, especially smaller destinations. Yes, you read that right. The 23rd Spaček World Meeting will be held in Samobor, and it is expected to attract around 3.000 vehicles and more than 12.000 participants from over 30 countries. Thus, the 23rd Spaček World Meeting is being held in Croatia for the first time, in Samobor, from July 30 to August 4 this year. It is the most massive gathering of drivers and supporters of Citroën’s legendary 2CV car, popularly called the Spaček, which has been held continuously since 1975. The organizers of this great tourist story are the Croatian 2CV Citroën Club based in Samobor, which has been gathering drivers of the popular Spaček for 20 years, but also Dyan, Mehari and other favorite Citroën vehicles in which they have traveled an enviable part of Europe and the world. The club is a member of ACI (Amicale International Citroën), an international association of Citroën clubs around the world based in Paris. “Getting the organization of such an event is a huge recognition, but also a responsibility because spačekists from all over the world come to us and we want to present them not only Samobor, but also other specialties of our country”, Says Goran Skrbin, president of the Club So in this case, thanks to Spaček, 12.000 participants will generate tens of thousands of nights and XX euros / kuna of tourist spending during the five days of the event. Thus the impact of this story as well as tourism and the organization of events in general can be concretely measured. Also, as Samobor does not have enough accommodation capacity to accommodate all participants, this event will benefit hotels and other accommodation in Zagreb and the vicinity of Samobor. “The event will certainly contribute to even greater growth in tourist traffic, which in the first four months of this year recorded 15 percent more overnight stays and 14 percent more arrivals compared to last year. “, said the director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board Ivana Alilović.center_img It is an interesting story how a good part, mostly foreign owners of Spaček, will get to know a part of our wider tourist offer. Namely, the Croatian 2CV Citroën Club organized adventure rides after the match. Thus, 2CV Adriatic Raid will go through Gorski kotar, Lika and the coast ending in the vicinity of Split, while 2CV Continental Raid will pass through continental Croatia, through Hrvatsko Zagorje, Sisak, Lonjsko polje and Slavonia ending in the vicinity of Đakovo. “With this event, Samobor stands alongside European destinations that have hosted meetings in previous years, including De Steeg in the Netherlands, Salbris in France or Ericeira in Portugal, and which have the necessary infrastructure, people and enthusiasm to organize such a large gathering. Samobor will thus not only present itself as a city, but also the whole of Croatia as a desirable tourist destination. “, said Martina Paladina, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Samobor. An excellent example of the development of sports tourism last year was in Umag, where from 29.6. to 8.7. held the World Junior Karate Championship, where over 3000 participants, primarily athletes, delegates, judges and their companions from more than 100 countries realized 18 to 20 thousand overnight stays. Yes, 20.000 nights. Sports tourism is much more than football, in fact, there is a lot more space through “small” sports. Both through sports and the organization of tourist events and congresses can significantly generate arrivals and consumption, and thus create some foundations for the extension of the story. #onokad Spaček’s meeting attracts 12.000 visitors. Great story, isn’t it?last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Hosts Discussion in Monroe County on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

first_img January 27, 2017 Governor Wolf Hosts Discussion in Monroe County on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf visited Mount Pocono Medical in Mt. Pocono and hosted a discussion with legislators, local leaders, and medical professionals on how to best continue the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania.“Ensuring that Pennsylvanians have access to the mental health and substance use care that they need is a priority for my administration. Every day, we lose ten Pennsylvanians to the disease of opioid addiction and 3,500 Pennsylvanians lost their lives in 2015 alone,” said Governor Wolf. “Mount Pocono Medical is a great example of a treatment center that understands we need to address the disease of addiction by treating the whole person in a holistic way.”Mount Pocono Medical is a Pinnacle Treatment Center and has provided drug addiction treatment since 2006. It was selected as a substance use disorder treatment Center of Excellence by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The 2016-2017 budget included $20.4 million for Centers of Excellence which serve as central, efficient hubs around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.“We are grateful to Governor Wolf for naming Mt. Pocono Medical a Center of Excellence,” said Joe Pritchard, CEO of Pinnacle Treatment Centers. “This award allows us to provide more services to individuals suffering from addiction and their families.  We applaud the Governor’s determined efforts in providing the funds necessary to expand treatment services, and for continuing to fight this epidemic in our communities and our State.”In late September, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to outline a set of shared, specific legislative goals that would help tackle the opioid and heroin crisis. Together with Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, Governor Wolf made a commitment to prioritize helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease.During the fall session, real progress was made in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.If you or someone you know is suffering from substance use disorder, help is available. Please visit pa.gov/opioids or call 1-800-662-HELP.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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School zoning a key factor in development’s success

first_imgA render used by Parc Carindale to show what is possible within the development, with buyers free to use any builder they like to build their dream home.THE location of one small residential development within a sought-after school catchment zone is proving popular with buyers.Described as “the last bit of Carindale” left to develop, two of the six lots within the first stage of Parc Carindale sold within weeks of its release. LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills investment specialist Alex Stevenson said the development was a “dream listing”.“It is an easy one to sell,” he said. “The first and last question everyone asks is whether it is in the catchment.”The catchment refers to Mansfield State High School, one of Brisbane’s most hotly contested schools for enrolments.Mansfield State High SchoolLate last year, it was revealed parents were paying top dollar for homes within preferred school catchments to ensure their children were eligible.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe proximity of Parc Carindale to Mansfield State High School has been one of the major selling points for buyersMr Stevenson said the two blocks already sold had been bought by local families.Construction of the first homes in stage one is expected to start in March, with buyers free to choose any builder they wish.Mr Stevenson said just 14 homes would be built across the three stages of the development, which is located on acreage land held by one family for about 20 years.Land starts from $540,000, with the most expensive lot having city views and costing $620,000.“Carindale is very popular with buyers,” Mr Stevenson said. “Even just driving down the street (to Parc Carindale) is impressive, with big and beautiful homes.“It is also close to all amenities. This is basically the last bit of Carindale left.”Parc Carindale is being developed by the BriStar Group, and is just minutes from Westfield Carindale.The average block size is 570 sq m.last_img read more