Get Into a Nerd Groove with Nick Blaemire and The Hustle

first_img This is The Hustle’s last New York City show for a few months, as Blaemire will be heading to Kansas City Rep in March to premiere his new musical A Little More Alive. Get a royal taste of the show with the brief video below! View Comments “Splitting our time between the theater and pop worlds can be overwhelming and a bit of an identity crisis at times,” Blaemire said of the show, “but seeing people like Aaron putting themselves out there and balancing it all so well makes it all the more exciting. We’re definitely taking it up a notch for this show. If you haven’t seen us yet, this is the one to see.” It’s time to rock out with your inner nerd! Broadway’s Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Glory Days, Dogfight) and his “nerd soul” band The Hustle will play at Le Poisson Rouge on February 10th at 10PM. Blaemire and co. is is joining forces with Aaron LaVigne (Spider-Man, Rent) and his band The Downtown Crowd for the release of their EP Call Your Mom.last_img read more

Northeast Kingdom Chamber moving to Green Mountain Mall

first_imgThe Northeast Kingdom Chamber announced today it has signed a long-term lease to move its office into the Green Mountain Mall. The chamber office will relocate to a prime spot in the center, between Radio Shack and the Union Bank, directly across from the mall entrance of JC Penney. The move follows the chamber’s departure from the Pomerleau Building, directly above the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, a location it had occupied since 2003. The Town of St. Johnsbury, owner of the building, indicated to the chamber in September its desire to rent the entire second floor of the structure to a single tenant and take over operations of the welcome center. The NEK Chamber, established in St. Johnsbury in 1891, has more than 375 business members from throughout the tri-county region known as the Northeast Kingdom. Half of its membership is hospitality related, the remaining 50 percent service-related businesses. ‘The chamber looked at more than 20 locations throughout the region, and the mall space seemed to be a great fit for our organization,’ said Hannah Manley, Northeast Kingdom Chamber president. ‘It will allow us to efficiently serve our membership from a convenient location and will also allow us to prominently display our brochure racks, promoting our members, in the hallways of the mall.’ The chamber move is fortuitous timing for the organization and the mall, which is starting renovations to the center this year. The chamber will not be the only tenant moving into the mall this winter; two other businesses are expected to sign contracts for space within the first quarter of 2012. ‘We are very pleased to have an organization such as the Northeast Kingdom Chamber, a leader in the business community, coming into the mall,’ said Bernard E. Healy Jr., Green Mountain Mall owner. ‘We are in the process of putting a revitalization plan for the mall in place, and we are excited the Northeast Kingdom Chamber will be a strong partner in making these changes happen.’ St. Johnsbury Town Manager Ralph Nelson stated he is ‘absolutely thrilled’ the chamber has decided to remain in St. Johnsbury, adding, ‘There has been a long-standing, strong relationship between the Town of St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber. I am very hopeful their relocation will not diminish that.’ Chamber Executive Director Darcie McCann noted the chamber received many suggestions from members and residents on where to relocate its offices, but the suggestion she heard the most was going to the mall. She noted the ease of finding the office, considerable foot traffic, ample parking and public visibility appealed to the chamber in selecting the site. ‘Being in a retail environment ourselves will greatly assist our efforts in attracting stores to the region,’ said McCann. ‘We are very aware our region needs additional stores and companies, and we plan on doubling our efforts in seeking out such businesses and reinvigorating our economic development efforts.’ Construction on the planned chamber space is expected to start immediately and will include a computer resource center for businesses.  The computer center will include two computers, a multi-use copy/fax/scan/printer and high-speed internet that businesses can use free of charge. The computer center is being sponsored by the Vermont Department of Labor, Continuing Education at St. Johnsbury Academy and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber. ‘While it is exciting pursuing a new direction, we must acknowledge that it will be bittersweet leaving the Welcome Center and downtown,’ said McCann. ‘In addition to our increased retail and economic development efforts, we will continue to support the Welcome Center and promote our downtown businesses at our new location.’ The chamber plans to move into its new space in the first few weeks of 2012 and will retain a presence on the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center Advisory Board. CAPTION: Northeast Kingdom Chamber Past President Barbara Olden stands in front of what will be the new chamber offices in the Green Mountain Mall come the beginning of the year. Olden, from Union Bank, will be a neighbor of the chamber office, which will be located between the bank and Radio Shack and directly across the mall entrance to JC Penney.last_img read more

Top 10 Most-Read Long Island Press Local News Stories Of 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ah, year-in-review season. That magical time when we get to take a look back at the past 12 months and see which stories our readers liked the most and wonder aloud, why?As usual, there are a few head-scratchers in the list, but for the majority of the most-clicked stories, their popularity was obvious.Join us on this annual trip down local news memory lane…10) Glen Cove Stabbing Leaves Woman DeadThe heartbreaking nature of this story was surely the reason readers needed to know more. The victim was on her way to pick up her daughter when she was killed.9) Suffolk Jail Stars in New Season of MSNBC’s LockupWhat’s not to like about this uplifting story? It’s got reality TV, candid crooks and a close-up look at the underbelly of Scruffolk.8) Center Moriches Man Accuses Suffolk Police of False ArrestGiven how videos of alleged police misconduct regularly make national news of late, it was unsurprising that readers dove into a local story about such accusations.7) MTA OKs LIRR 4% Fare HikeReaders were likely more outraged than loving this must-read story about how the region’s legions of Long Island Rail Road commuters must shell out even more to get to work.6) Greenlawn Gang Members Nabbed in $15K Drug Bust, Cops SayOf all the stories about gangs, drugs and people getting arrested this year, we can only guess that the reason this one was so popular was because it happened in Greenlawn, of all places.5) Record-shattering Numbers of LI Students Opting Out of Common Core TestingHave you heard? Neither many parents nor many students like the new Common Core education standards and all the tests that come with them!4) Long Island Chick-fil-A to Open This FallThis was such a big deal that people actually camped outside the Port Jefferson store the night before it opened to be first on line to get one of those juicy chicken sandwiches.3) Great White Shark Tracked Off Long IslandDid you know that sharks live in the ocean? Well, if you missed that day in class, a shark research group tagged a bunch of big fish so we can see where they swim, including off LI.2) Portuguese Man-o-war Stings Child on Fire IslandIt’s not every day that these sea creatures wash up on LI beaches, and rarer still that someone locally is stung by one.1) LI Teacher Refuses to Administer Common Core Tests, Urges Others to Join HerOK, apparently it’s not just parents and students. Some teachers hate Common Core, too!last_img read more