Dawn Foods’ new Traditional Scone Mix only needs the addition of water to produce all sweet scone varieties and, once the scones are produced, they can be frozen.The mix is sold in a 12.5kg pack, with each bag producing approximately 300 x 60g scones. Dawn says the product gives consistency, good volume, and stays soft. Marketing manager Jacqui Passmore added: “The scones can be frozen and defrosted and, for the just-baked feel, can be baked-off in the oven just before serving.”
Allied Bakeries has appointed Matt Lee as its new sales director.The bread manufacturer, which creates products under the Kingsmill, Allinson, Burgen and Sunblest brands, has hired Lee to help facilitate growth with both new and existing customers. He will also take up a position on the company’s board.Lee said: “Working with ambient products is a great new challenge. The shorter the shelf-life of the product, the faster and more efficient the operation needs to be, so that our customers and consumers have the freshest possible produce.“Allied Bakeries is by far the fastest-paced operation I’ve been involved in – and it’s a great business. There’s a solid foundation in place here – our people, infrastructure and products are market-leading – and with new service deals and a capital investment programme under way, there’s a foreseeable opportunity for the company to put some real space between itself and our competitors.”Lee previously worked as sales director for Silverspoon, as well as commercial director for its Crusha brand. In addition, he also worked at Premier Foods for more than three years as director of retail sales, as well as business unit controller for Arla Foods between 2000 and 2005.
On Friday night, Twiddle hit the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their fiery debut headlining performance with reggae-roots band Stick Figure. During the show, the Vermont four-piece invited out a number of high-profile guests, including Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Terrapin Family Band and Midnight North guitarist Grahame Lesh, and Electric Beethoven keyboardist Todd Stoops. The following night, during Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band’s own Red Rocks performance with Leftover Salmon on Saturday, Phil and Grahame returned the favor, welcoming Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis during their encore for takes on “Fire On The Mountain” and “The Music Never Stopped”.With Mihali and the rest of the members of Twiddle still on hand over the weekend, on Sunday evening, Mihali headed to Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox for a special “Mihali & Frends” set. Given the immense musical talent on hand, both locally and following Friday and Saturday’s Red Rocks shows, Mihali Savoulidis brought together a high-caliber group of musicians to celebrate at the intimate venue.For the special “Mihali and Frends” set, Mihali tapped locally-based talents drummer Jeff Franca (also known as Congo Sanchez of Thievery Corporation), saxophonist Nick Gerlach (formerly of Turbo Suit), and bassist Chuck Jones (Dopapod) to join him. Denver-resident keyboardist Todd Stoops, as well as Grahame Lesh—both of whom played with Twiddle on Friday—were also on hand to round out the featured lineup.However, in addition to this already stacked lineup, a number of other musical special guests made appearances throughout the night, including Phil Lesh, Midnight North multi-instrumentalists Elliott Peck and Alex Jordan, and Stick Figure keyboardist and vocalist Johnny Cosmic, in addition to his Twiddle bandmates.Following the show’s set-opening cover of Bob Marley‘s “Iron Lion Zion” and Mihali original “Stubborn Smile”, Phil Lesh and Elliott Peck came out for an extended four-song run including Grateful Dead classics “Bertha”, “Deal”, and “Scarlet Begonias”, as well as Midnight North’s “Greene Country”. Next up, the house band switched out with the members of Twiddle (plus Grahame Lesh and Todd Stoops) for a rendition of Twiddle’s own “Every Soul”, off the band’s recently completed, two-chapter album PLUMP.“Bertha”“Greene County” After this Twiddle cameo, Mihali and Frends invited out Stick Figure’s Johnny Cosmic for Sublime’s “Pawn Shop”, Mihali’s “Fading State”, and Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up”. Closing out the band’s set, the group offered another Mihali original, “Over Land & Sea”, which featured Midnight North vocalist Elliott Peck once again—a song no doubt familiar to both Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck, given that Midnight North invited Mihali to join them for a cover of the song during their 2017 performance at Twiddle’s Tumble Down.For the two-song encore, Twiddle keyboardist Ryan “Norb” Dempsey, Peck, and Cosmic joined the band for a rendition of Jimmy Cliff’s classic “The Harder They Come”. Making his first appearance of the evening, Midnight North’s Alex Jordan came up to join Elliott Peck and the core Mihali & Frends band for the band’s final song, “Last Dance For Mary Jane”, which served as a tribute to the late Tom Petty.Setlist: Mihali & Frends | Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox | Denver, CO | 5/6/2018Set: Iron Lion Zion, Stubborn Smile, Bertha 1, Deal 1, Greene County 1, Scarlet Begonias 1, Every Soul 2, Pawn Shop 3, Fading State 3, Get Up Stand Up 3, Over Land & Sea 4Encore: The Harder They Come 5, Last Dance For Mary Jane 6Notes: 1 – w/ Phil Lesh & Elliott Peck | 2 – ONLY Twiddle w/ Stoops & Grahame | 3 – w/ Johnny Cosmic | 4 – w/ Elliott Peck | 5 – w/ Norb, Elliott Peck & Johnny Cosmic | 6 – w/ Elliott Peck & Alex Jordan
By now you are likely looking at or already planning your migration to Windows 10. Each new Windows transition ushers in a unique set of challenges and opportunities, and this final transition to Windows 10 is no different. I’m excited to share what we’ve learned in helping customers through the process. This first post in a series provides an overview; watch for additional blog posts where I’ll dig into the details of each topic.Windows 10 brings with it a different set of challenges which are, in reality, great opportunities. There are three main areas I want to focus on: key new security features, automating deployment and preparing for regular Windows as a Service (WaaS) updates.New Levels of SecurityWindows 10 has a whole host of new security features, some of which are more relevant than others. The two most important features are Secure Boot and Credential Guard. In brief, Secure Boot protects the firmware from malware attacks while Credential Guard protects the operating system (OS) from pass the hash attacks. Both require upgrading legacy BIOS to UEFI.That’s not a problem for new computers which come with UEFI, but what about older computers still running BIOS that aren’t old enough to warrant replacement? You can update to UEFI manually or you can automate part or all of that updating process. In the next blog I’ll provide details on these options and my recommendation for how to proceed.Increased Automation for Easier MigrationThere are four issues to consider during the migration process: BIOS/UEFI settings, applying your IT standards, installing user-specific applications and data migration.First, you need to apply your custom BIOS/UEFI settings using OEM-provided tools. Dell recommends applying those BIOS settings during manufacturing for new computers and integrating the BIOS tools into an automated task sequence for in-place upgrades.Then, you need to apply your standard image, including the OS, drivers, customization settings and core applications. In today’s multi-device world we see more customers adopting cross-platform imaging technologies like Dell ImageAssist and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) that allow a single image to work across multiple computer models which dramatically simplifies this task. Dell can help build and factory install static, ImageAssist or MDT images.Microsoft’s new Windows Image and Configuration Designer (ICD) tool takes a totally different approach. It applies your standards on top of the OEM OS load and drivers. This enables a much smaller “image” (provisioning package in ICD terms) that works on any system and can simplify the process.Next you will have to address applications and data migration. Dell recommends using discovery tools (like Lakeside Systrack) to determine which applications users need, then packaging your common applications for automated deployment through tools like KACE, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and MDT. Data migration is often the most time consuming step for both your IT staff and end users. Dell automates this process using Dell Migration Tool (DMT), which is Microsoft’s free User State Migration Tool wrapped with our own technology to make it much easier to use.Dell has spent the last decade developing our ability to automate PC and OS deployment. We now help customers deploy over 11M computers every year. We are the industry leader in this area and, not to brag (ok, it’s a brag), but in each of the last six years we have won a variety of Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, largely due to our expertise on Windows client deployments. Most recently, in July 2016, we were named worldwide Windows 10 Deployment Partner of the Year by the Microsoft Enterprise Partner team. So, if you are still looking at this and need help, Dell is ready.Planning for Windows as a Service UpdatesWe’ve talked about how to migrate to Windows 10, what’s next? This last one is a big deal. Windows 10 will be the last full OS upgrade from Microsoft. Yes, really. There won’t be a Windows 11. Instead, Microsoft is releasing new features on a regular semi-annual update schedule. This means no more expensive mass Windows migrations every few years, and this turns migration into a predictable and continual process. But it also introduces new issues that you need to plan for, including implementing a lab testing program of critical applications in advance of updates and piloting these updates on systems before pushing them out to your users.Our recommendation is to identify critical applications and begin lab testing (with tools like Dell ChangeBASE) as soon as updates are released to Insider Preview. I will go into greater detail on this and what you need to know to be ready and be successful in my follow up piece. For now you should know that Dell’s WaaS Planning Services can help you with testing, organizational planning, network readiness and SCCM readiness.There’s more to comeI trust I piqued your interest in learning more about each of these areas! Watch this space for the next blog in the series: a deep dive into security. I’ll also be discussing Win10 at Dell EMC World session MT-113, “Migration Doesn’t Have to Hurt: When Win-10 Wins.” Please join me if you are attending. It would be great to meet you and discuss these issues real time.Dell can help plan and train your IT team to meet these challenges and support you as Windows 10 updates come out. To learn more about how we can help, talk to your Dell representative or visit this website.
WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Saturday.Officials say there are now 72 confirmed cases, including the two new cases, one patient under the age of 18 and the other a woman in her 20s.This is the fourth pediatric case reported locally since the outbreak began.Of the cases, 28 active cases, including no hospitalized cases. Those infected continue to recover under orders of isolation, officials say.So far there is 40 recovered cases and 4 deaths.On Friday, officials reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 where all but one originated from the same infected person.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),another wedding party infection?
Photo: Joe Courson Sure, it’s spreading water. But is your irrigation working right? The University of Georgia’s state climatologist predicts we can expect wateringrestrictions that will come sooner and last longer this summer. If I want to keep my yardnice and green, my irrigation system becomes a lifeline to my landscape.It took a little while to refamiliarize myself with my irrigation controller. After afew minutes, I got the system to spew water, but I didn’t know if it was workingcorrectly.So I asked Kerry Harrison, an irrigation engineer with the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences, to take a critical look at my system.He found a problem immediately. A seal had failed on one of the sprinklers, wastingwhat could become precious water.”See the bubbling?” he said. “This is water that should be going outinto the yard and be distributed out there. Instead, it’s wasted around the edge of thesprinkler.”It’s not altering the pattern,” he said. “It’s just not putting thewater where it could be used better. Wiper seals, at the base of the sprinkler, are amongthe most common sprinkler parts to wear out, regardless of the brand.” Photo: Joe Courson Check Sprinkler Before It’s NeededHarrison said spring checkups should be done long before I need to use the system. It’simportant to check out every sprinkler. Make sure it turns. And make sure it provides aneven watering pattern.Sure enough, another of my sprinklers had a problem, wasting water on the deck whilemissing the plants on the opposite side. Harrison said I, like many others, probablyknocked the sprinkler out of adjustment when mowing the yard.”It’s one of the more common problems,” he said. Luckily, the lawnmowerdidn’t knock the head of the sprinkler off. It just changed its adjustment.For more than an hour, I inspected every sprinkler. I found a few minor, easilycorrectable problems.Consider a Maintenance ContractPeople who don’t have time for a spring sprinkler checkup, or who aren’t mechanicallytalented, may want to consider a maintenance contract. Let a professional keep the systemoperating year-round.”An irrigation person would come out and do your spring season tune-up foryou,” Harrison said. “Generally, a maintenance contract doesn’t include anyparts. It just includes his labor.”The contractor would adjust the settings on a time clock for spring, summer and fall,too, he said.”You’re usually talking about two to three trips to your house or place ofbusiness to do this run-through,” Harrison said. “That kind of contract isprobably a good one if you’re a busy person.”Often, irrigation contractors have other businesses, such as landscaping. So theirother commitments may determine when they can tune up your system. As a rule, Harrisonsaid, maintenance contracts aren’t very profitable for contractors. Many do it just forgood customer relations. Does water puddle at the base of a sprinkler? It’s a common problem that costs your lawn. Photo: Joe Courson Harrison’s advice to people who do their own checkup is to “run the system throughits cycle,” he said. “Be familiar with the time clock if you have an automatedsystem. Know how to adjust it. And make sure the time is correct.”Starting ahead of time, before the system is needed,” he said, “isgoing to be the recommendation for any homeowner.”Now, if we have outdoor watering restrictions (and not an outright ban), I’m ready. Iknow my system works as it should because I checked it out before the really hot weathertried to suck the life out of my yard. Know how to operate your system controller.
Iberdrola to replace its last two coal plants in Spain with subsidy-free solar, wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Utility Iberdrola is submitting a plan to build 550MW of subsidy-free wind and solar to replace the group’s last Spanish coal-fired power plants.Speaking at the opening of the COP25 UN climate summit in Madrid, Iberdrola group chairman Ignacio Galan said the renewables projects would replace two coal generators that are scheduled to be decommissioned next year.The proposal, to be presented on Monday to Spain’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition, would see 420MW of new wind and PV deployed in Velilla in the province of Palencia, and four wind farms with a joint capacity of 130MW in Lada, in Asturias, both in the country’s north.The new renewables capacity – due online in 2022 – will be underpinned by power purchase agreements (PPAs), reflecting the strong appetite for such deals in the Spanish renewables market and the competitiveness of wind and solar, Iberdrola told Recharge.With a combined capacity of 874MW, Velilla and Lada are Iberdrola’s last remaining coal-fired power plants. An application for their phase-out was filed in 2017 and the Spanish government is expected to give a final ruling on the matter next year.“Over the course of 15 years, Iberdrola will have completed the process of phasing out a total of over 8.5GW of coal-fired and fuel oil power generation capacity in several countries,” said Galan.More: Iberdrola launches huge renewables plan for coal wind-down in Spain
By U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Bobby Siens / Edited by Diálogo staff October 29, 2019 U.S. Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed St. Kitts and Nevis following the completion of the ship’s ninth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, October 12.“I want to say thank you to the government of the United States of America and particularly to the armed forces,” said Wendy Phipps, St. Kitts and Nevis minister of State responsible for health. “It’s the first time we’ve had such an extensive visit, with medical intervention being offered, as an effort to extend the bilateral relations that St. Kitts and Nevis continues to enjoy with the United States of America.”During the six-day mission in Basseterre, more than 800 medical professionals provided care for 3,677 patients at two separate shore-based medical sites and performed 25 surgeries aboard the ship.“For decades, St. Kitts and Nevis has been a steadfast partner for peace, stability, and democracy, and I thank you all for your continued commitment to these principals,” said Army Major General Rafael Ribas, deputy commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).Additionally, the multinational staff coordinated several subject matter expert exchanges with the St. Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which focused on search aU.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Williams, a dentist (L), and Hospital Corpsman Darious Palmer, both assigned to the USNS Comfort, extract a woman’s tooth at a temporary medical treatment site in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, October 10, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Army Specialist Dedrick Johnson)nd rescue of survivors at sea, diving at a sunken shipwreck, and shipboard firefighting.“We had Naval Officers from Peru, Argentina, and Brazil in attendance to enrich the exchange of ideas and procedures by providing a variety of techniques and experiences. The challenges that St. Kitts and Nevis is facing is not just preparing for a disaster, but also combatting shipboard fires and dive operations,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander John Rashap, Comfort’s air detachment officer in charge. “All of which resulted in building trust and partnership through teamwork, as well as making St. Kitts and Nevis more prepared to make their citizens and visitors safer.”The Comfort team is comprised of military and civilian personnel from the U.S. and partner nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru, as well as several nongovernmental organizations, creating a dynamic team capable of delivering a variety of services.This marks the first Comfort visit to St. Kitts and Nevis and the seventh to the region since 2007. At each of the upcoming missions, the embarked medical teams will provide care aboard the Comfort and at two land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [Photo: Fun frontman Nate Ruess brings his infectious songs and mesmerizing voice to The Paramount in Huntington Dec. 14! (Nate Ruess Facebook page)]Night of the Nerds: Jedi Cabaret!’Tis the season…for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to finally be released in movie theaters across our galaxy, or at least on the planet that we all know best. Revel in all the dorkery with fellow fans and the music of Geeks and Guitars, Felix, L.G. ThirlWell, BmO, Thee Terrible Ghosts and Crisis Crayons as well as burlesque acts by Miranda Raven and Madame Reaper (Ma Dame Reap) and standup comedy by Noel Rodney Jr.! The show will also include a cosplay contest as well as a video game tournament hosted by StreetPass Long Island! 89 North Music Venue, 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 7 p.m. December 10.Neil DeGrasse Tyson: The Cosmic PerspectiveThe star of the TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the New York visionary and astrophysicist extraordinaire once again wields his broad and unparalleled knowledge of all science sensations. Star formations, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the Milky Way are just some simple subjects expected for discussion. There won’t be a quiz, but some of this could end up on the final. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $74-$89. $10. 8 p.m. December 10.Strange But Surf and Bunktown FallsLong Island’s surf-rock bands return for another legendary night of inventive and expanding repertoire. Think catchy, high-energy, guitar riffs cascading atop seismic waves of melodic fury! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com 8 p.m. December 10.Grace PotterThe Nocturnals’ siren’s uber-gorgeous voice leads the band in experimental creations of electro-rock rhythms. Tracks like “Never Go Back” and “The Divide” flex the creativity and passion that is forever evolving in this uncompromising performer. Opening the show will be Oh Whitney. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$65. 8 p.m. December 10.A Charlie Brown ChristmasGood grief! It’s been 50 years since the Peanuts gang and that scrawny fir tree became a holiday viewing tradition, but the dated special is still surprisingly fresh, minimizing Santa and toys, and emphasizing the generous spirit of Christmas giving. Snoopy come home! (Sorry.) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $20-$25. 7 p.m. December 11.Dustin LynchDespite his traditional country influences, right down to his skintight clothes and cowboy hat, this young artist brings a fresh edge to the genre, drawing ecstatic cheers and climbing Billboard stats. Opening acts include Chris Lane and Tyler Rich. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$55. 7:30 p.m. December 11.Glenn Miller OrchestraIt’s been a long time since teens danced cheek-to-cheek amid the smooth harmonies and swinging rhythms that took the Glenn Miller Orchestra to the top in the pop music of their day. The ensemble became more than a unity of magnificent sound; the band became a brand of its own, and that’s what the enigmatic creator, whose plane disappeared over the English Channel in 1944 as he was flying to entertain our troops, had hoped for all along. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $25-$65. 8 p.m. December 11.Albert CummingsThis great blues guitarist is a total blast. His songs carry vibes of rock ‘n’ roll and country, amped up to full-boom volume, and they shimmer and shake with so much feeling that his energetic fans wind up wanting more and more. He’s played with B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy, to name a few legends, and expect nothing less at this gig than soul-soothing tunes and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. December 11.Sinatra’s 100th Birthday CelebrationIn a nostalgic journey through his timeless music, the all-star singer’s legacy lives on, thanks to the talented vocals of longtime friends and his legion of admirers, such as Tony Bennett, Adam Levin, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Seth MacFarlane, and many more. My, my! Ole Blue Eyes is gonna shine! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35. 8 p.m. December 11.Long Island Gay Men’s ChorusThese guys sure can sing. Talk about their harmony! Come hear them rock the rafters. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $27. 1 p.m. December 12.Andrew W.K.The musician, singer and entertainer still intends to spread the holiday cheer in the only way he knows how: a high-energy, adrenaline-filled performance complete with spirited party anthems and other up-tempo, get-up-off-your-feet and dance-inducing hits. Known for such addictive titles as “Party Hard,” “We Want Fun,” and “Party Party Party,” Andrew W.K. comes raring to go—so you should, too. Warming up the crowd are Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Persona, Space Camp Dropout, London Eyes, Save It For Later, Onto Carthage and Amboy. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $20. 8 p.m. December 12.The Klezmatics Present: Happy Joyous HanukkahBet you can’t name another klezmer band that ever won a Grammy! You know why? The Klezmatics are the only ones! For 20-plus years and 10 albums and counting, this amazing group of musicians based in New York City have been rocking the world with their “Yiddish roots” sound. Their music is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $32-$47. 7 p.m. December 13.Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook from SqueezeSome call this pair of Brits the most talented pop-rock songwriters this side of Lennon and McCartney. Certainly their tenure in Squeeze, their great band that took the music world by storm some 40 years ago, has stood the test of time. Are you “Tempted”? What about “Black Coffee in Bed”? That’s how we like it, with a little sugar on the side. Squeeze has got the creative juices flowing again, too, as the band is out with its first album of original material in 17 years, Cradle to the Grave. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. December 12.The Nutcracker SuiteCome experience this timeless classic in an intimate, welcoming theatre alongside fellow audience members who likewise wish to usher in this special holiday season in style! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $25-$65. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. December 12, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. December 13.The Arcade AgeLearn about video arcade game history the way nature intended—in an arcade! The Cradle of Aviation will transform a section of the museum’s galleries into an interactive exhibit. Get a healthy dose of more than 50 unforgettable favorites, including Ms. Pac Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede and Donkey Kong. Featured exhibits will display the history of video games from the early pioneers in the 1940s, through the decline of the ’90s and into the groundbreaking technologies of today. Did you know that Long Island contributed to video game development? Learn all about it at this fun and educational exhibit. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $8-$10. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue.-Sun., December 12 to April 3.An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Brent and Zach of ShinedownThese hard rock hellraisers from Jacksonville, Fla. have sold more than six million albums and converted fans across the globe. This is a rare, must-not-miss chance to catch them all intimate and stripped down. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $36.50-$65. 8 p.m. December 13.Nate RuessTouring in support of his recent solo drop, Grand Romantic, the Fun frontman will be singing his heart out, transporting all those in attendance to those special, magical realms where life is “Nothing Without Love” and a “Great Big Storm” of love is a-brewin’! Damn these songs are something powerful. Don’t miss this gig! Special guests A Great Big World and Jeff LeBlanc. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$49.50. 8 p.m. December 14.Mac MillerThis 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, Pa. has been topping the charts and wowing crowds across the country with his raps and rhymes, and will be sure to transform The Mountler into a raging torrent of lyrical fascination, dazzlin’ and jazzlin’ and mesmerizin’ the whole night through! Wow. The GO:OD AM Tour with special guests Michael Christmas and EarthGang. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $27.50-$52. 8 p.m. December 15.Peppa Pig Live!Peppa Pig, star of Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., stars in her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. A fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long, the live stage show will have fans laughing, singing, dancing and of course, jumping in muddy puddles too—just like Peppa. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $31.50-$51.50. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. December 13, 5:30 p.m. December 15.Robert V. ConteThis pop-culture consultant will speak about and sign his new book Star Wars: The Official Topps Trading Card Series Vol. I. This deluxe compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers (originally sold one per pack), including movie facts, story summaries, actor profiles, and puzzle cards featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the very first Star Wars movie. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. December 16.Remember the NightGet into the holiday season spirit with Victoria Wilson, Barbara Stanwyck’s biographer, as she hosts a special screening of this off-beat, neglected Christmas gem—followed by a signing of her acclaimed book, in its gorgeous, brand-new paperback edition! Running the gamut from romantic drama to comedy and heartwarming sentiment—and with a slightly sloppy cameo appearance by Bossie the Cow—Remember the Night was scripted by the great Preston Sturges, who described it as having “a lot of schmaltz, a good dose of schmerz, and just enough schmutz to make it box office.” And so it was, with Barbara Stanwyck as a troubled shoplifter, teaming up for the first time with Fred MacMurray as a prosecutor too kind-hearted to leave her in the big-city clink during the Christmas recess when the court was not in session. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. December 16.–Compiled by Desiree D’orio, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Local families were able to cool off in three of Binghamton’s public swimming pools starting Saturday morning. Pools at Cheri A. Lindsey Memorial Park, Southside Park on Webster Street and Recreation Park were all open with capacity limited to 50%. These restrictions didn’t bother Jay Mahler and his family who told 12 News they were just grateful for the opportunity to get out and swim as part of their Fourth of July holiday. Visitors inside the pool grounds were required to practice social distancing and remain in the water at all times. “It’s really great that they were able to open it up, I just hope everyone follows the rules and is able to have a good time, so it’s nice that we can be out here today,” he said. Mahler went on to say that while the cancellation of local July 4th staples like the Highland Park July 4th Extravaganza are disappointing, this holiday is an opportunity to focus on coming together as a nation to get through the COVID-19 crisis. “We’re going to try to focus on the positive stuff and keep everyone safe and happy and work together to get through this thing as a country and celebrate what brings us together not what divides us,” he said.