VCLF partners with CHT in creating affordable housing

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Community Loan Fund and longtime partner the Champlain Housing Trust collaborated on two affordable housing projects in the fourth quarter of 2015, helping create and preserve 38 Vermont homes to remain affordable in perpetuity. Winchester Place in Colchester, operated by the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) and Housing Vermont, stands as one of Chittenden County’s largest and most critical affordable housing properties, providing 166 rental units for lower-income Vermonters. Until 2015, Winchester placed occupied land leased from St. Michael’s College; at the expiration of the lease, the structure was slated to become property of the college, leaving the future of a large stock of affordable homes uncertain.With funding from the Vermont Community Loan Fund, the Champlain Housing Trust was able to purchase the land, leading to the preservation of the 166 homes and the conversion of 18 into affordable condominiums for ownership.CHT CEO Brenda Torpy speaks at Winchester Place last spring when the funding was announced, as Senator Mazza, Governor Shumlin and Treasurer Pearce listen. SEE STORY. VBM photo.“St. Michael’s College was great. They were quick to respond, and sold to us at a very fair rate,” said CHT CEO Brenda Torpy. “People think that the transition of rentals to condos means the elimination of affordable housing. In fact, this deal allowed 18 lower-income families to enter into home ownership at a cost that was comparable to their previous rentals,” she said.CHT used a second VCLF loan to refinance their 88 King Street property in Burlington, which includes 20 affordable rental homes as well as CHT office space. “VCLF brings people who have the capacity and the desire to do good work together with people who can do it. And the multiplier effect of VCLF’s work is tremendous. I can’t say enough good things about the Loan Fund,” Torpy said.“Providing safe and affordable housing is at the center of our mission to create opportunities and financial stability for all Vermonters,” responded VCLF Executive Director Will Belongia. “Our collaborations with the Champlain Housing Trust have resulted in so many Vermont families getting a healthy financial footing, and building a path towards self-sufficiency,” he added. Since 1988, the two nonprofits have collaborated on projects that have resulted in over 420 affordable homes throughout Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.Total VCLF 4th Quarter 2015 Lending VCLF loaned $3,062,292 to Vermont small businesses including food, farms & forestry enterprises; early education & child care programs; additional affordable housing projects; and community facilities.Bob’s Camera and Video, Barre (2 loans) Bob’s Camera and Video is an established camera and printing shop located in downtown Barre. When the owner decided to sell, longtime employee Kaitlyn Messler approached the Barre Revolving Loan Program and VCLF, which administers that program, to help finance the purchase of the business. The loans will help fund business operations, and will preserve two full-time and two part-time jobs. bobscamerashop.comFog Lake Farms, BrookfieldAn organic, grass milk dairy and beef & pork producer, Fog Lake Farms approached VCLF to finance the purchase of a 22-acre property, including pasture land and a new hay barn they’ll use for much-needed hay storage. The combination of the additional acreage and the barn will allow extended and rotational grazing of their 76 cows, resulting in lower feed costs. The loan will result in the preservation of three full-time and one part-time jobs.  foglakefarms.com(link is external)  High Mowing Organic Seeds, WolcottA family-owned mail and web order seed company, High Mowing is a leader in organic seed production. Customers include commercial growers, retail stores, home gardeners and other retail seed companies. They’ll use a VCLF line of credit to buy seed and support operating expenses in this highly seasonal business. The loan helps preserve 42 full-time and ten part-time jobs.  highmowingseeds.com(link is external)Jasper Hill Creamery/The Cellars at Jasper Hill, Greensboro (2 loans)Jasper Hill makes artisanal cheeses sold in some of the most celebrated restaurants and gourmet shops in the country. They also age and distribute other cheesemakers’ products. They’re using VCLF funding to purchase specialized equipment. The loan preserves 33 jobs and is expected to create eight new ones. jasperhillfarm.comNorth Avenue Co-op, BurlingtonFarrington’s mobile home park constituted 120 affordable homes in Burlington’s New North End. When the park was put up for sale, residents were eager to purchase it as a cooperative, but needed financing to approach the asking price. VCLF stepped in with the necessary financing; today, the newly-minted North Avenue Co-op is resident-owned and thriving.North Branch Vineyards, Montpelier North Branch Vineyards has grown steadily since first becoming a VCLF borrower in 2011. Having purchased some of their grapes from other, they now plan to grow more of their own, for which they have just leased an additional 13 acres with an option to purchase. They’ll use VCLF financing to plant a vineyard, purchase bottling materials, finance the 2015 grape harvest and purchase a vineyard sprayer. The loan preserves one full-time job. northbranchvineyards.comVermont Carrot Cake, BarreJulie Macris operates Vermont Carrot Cake from her home, supplying carrot cakes and cupcakes to a growing number of markets and restaurants. With increasing demand and prospects for significant continued growth, she approached VCLF about funding an expansion. She’ll use VCLF financing for expansion costs including new equipment. The loan preserves one job and is expected to create another one.   Vermont Wood Pellet Co., North Clarendon This manufacturer of highly-efficient wood pellets will use VCLF funding to purchase an automatic bagging machine for their mill, making the production line more efficient and saving significantly on materials. This business supports sustainable use of Vermont forests, with all wood derived from within a 30-mile radius. The loan preserves 23 full-time and two part-time jobs. vermontwoodpellet.com(link is external)Since 1987, VCLF has loaned over $90 million to local businesses, affordable housing developers and community-based organizations that has created or preserved 4,800 jobs; built or rehabilitated 3,600 affordable homes; created or preserved quality care for over 3,400 children and their families; and supported community organizations providing vital services to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters.Source: VCLF www.investinvermont.org(link is external)last_img read more

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Top 50 USA multisport retailers announced by Slowtwitch.com & TBI

first_img·         Now BicycleArden HillsMN ·         Running Away MultisportDeerfieldIL ·         TriBellaBoulderCO ·         Austin Tri CyclistAustinTX ·         Swim Bike RunTown and CountryMO ·         Bonzai SportsFalls ChurchVA Related ·         BikeworksKailua KonaHI ·         Outspokin BicyclesClearwaterFL “Triathlon Business International has been honoured to partner with Slowtwitch.com the past six years to present the Top 10 and Top 50 Triathlon Retailers.” said TBI board secretary Peter Hurley when the list was announced.“We think it’s important to recognize the best shops throughout the United States, ones who have done a great job offering the top products, technical expertise and professional services to their triathlete customers.”From this list of 50, the Top 10 multisport retailers will be announced and honoured at the TBI Awards Celebration and Banquet on 25 January – along with the best published triathlon article, best triathlon photograph, best events and videos, and the Ron Smith and Steve Hed Award winners.Triathlon Business International (TBI) is an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon. Founded by a coalition of industry leaders, TBI advocates for the interests of triathlon businesses, provides educational and informative programs, and encourages increased participation in the sport.www.triathlonbusinessintl.com ·         Element CyclesportChicagoIL ·         Island Triathlon and BikeHonoluluHI ·         Endurance HouseMiddletonWI ·         Tribe MultisportScottsdaleAZ ·         Endurance HouseZionsvilleIN ·         Triathlon LabRedondo BeachCA ·         Moment Cycle SportSan DiegoCA ·         Elite CyclingLeawoodKS ·         Final Kick SportsVirginia BeachVA ·         V3MultisportArlingtonMA ·         Richardson Bike MartRichardsonTX ·         Gear West Bike and TriathlonLong LakeMN ·         Fusion Pro Bike ShopMiamiFL ·         Colorado MultisportBoulderCO ·         Fit WerxWaitsfieldVT ·         Northwest Tri and BikeKentWA ·         Inside Out SportsCaryNC ·         Fit Werx 2PeabodyMAcenter_img ·         Endurance HouseWestminsterCO ·         Landry’s BicyclesBostonMA ·         The Tri ShopCantonMI ·         Endurance HouseOceansideCA Triathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, and leading tri website Slowtwitch.com have today announced the Top 50 Multisport Retailers in the United States.The Top 50 Retailer list was compiled by Slowtwitch.com publisher Dan Empfield through a voting process that is weighted 50% on suppliers’ votes (run, bike, component/accessory, wetsuit and apparel manufacturers and/or distributors) and 50% on consumer votes, specifically the Slowtwitch.com readers.To be considered, the retailer must have a brick and mortar presence. The Top 10 Retailers will be announced at the 2016 North American TBI Industry Conference on 25 January at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, California.Top 50 Multisport Retailers for 2015 (alphabetical order): Ballots with approximately 300 retailer names divided among nine geographic areas – West, Rockies, Prairie, Northwest, Northeast, Mid-south, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, and the Deep South – were distributed to 75 suppliers.These suppliers were allowed to select 3 to 6 retailers per region depending on the size of the region, up to 47 retailers in total. Criteria that supplier voters were asked to consider included: technical and brand knowledge; significant triathlon-related in-store inventory; service to the local community; knowledge of the sport of triathlon; ability to work with and satisfy their customers when it comes to product match, size, fit and equipment set-up; and other value-added customer extras such as sponsorship of races; training rides; workshops and guest speakers.Slowtwitch’s readers voted for retailers based on nine parameters, from inventory breadth and depth, to staff product knowledge, to parking and hours. ·         Speedy ReedyKenmoreWA ·         Nytro MultisportEncinitasCA ·         Inside Out SportsCharlotteNC ·         Runners High ‘n TriArlington HeightsIL ·         Fitness FanaticsSpokaneWA ·         Athletes LoungePortlandOR ·         All3SportsAtlantaGA ·         Get a Grip CyclesChicagoIL ·         R&A CyclesBrooklynNY ·         Belmont WheelworksBelmontMA ·         Fraser BicycleFraserMI ·         Bicycle World and FitnessHoustonTX ·         HP Bike WorksKonaHI ·         Sunrise TriWest BabylonNY ·         Play TriDallasTX ·         TriSports.comTucsonAZ ·         Big Shark Bicycle CompanySt. LouisMO ·         Tri TownBoiseID ·         Podium MultisportAtlantaGA ·         Fast SplitsNewtonMAlast_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgMarcus (left) and Michael Weathers combined for 45 points against Lawrence on Tuesday.Indians knock Lawrence from top of Sunflower League. SM North’s boys basketball team on Tuesday fought off one of the top-ranked teams in the state and laid claim to sole possession of the top spot in the Sunflower League in the process. Led by a combined 45 points from senior brothers Marcus and Michael Weathers (Marcus had 24, Michael had 21), the Indians beat Lawrence 71-62 on the road. SM North will face SM South on Friday. It has two more league games after that before regionals play begins. [SM North boys basketball knocks off No. 1 Lawrence High — Shawnee Dispatch]Johnson Drive streetscape recognized by Business Journal. The renovation of Johnson Drive that led to the creation of a clocktower plaza at the intersection of Woodson Road got a shout out from the Kansas City Business Journal this week as the paper announced the winners of its 2016 Capstone Awards. [2016 Capstone Awards honor projects that build up metro — Kansas City Business Journal]Unleashed founder says gas chamber not humane for dogs. A recent story on KMBC quoted Mission’s Unleashed pet rescue and adoption founder Danielle Reno as saying the practice of using a gas chamber for euthanizing animals is not humane. The practice is still allowed in Kansas, but a bill in the Kansas Legislature would ban the practice. [Some Kansas shelters still use gas chambers to put animals down – KMBC]15th annual Prairie Village Earth Fair set for April 30. Organizers of the 15th annual Prairie Village Earth Fair have announced that this year’s event will take place Saturday, April 30. The theme for this year’s fair, which is put on by the city of Prairie Village and SM East, is “May the Earth Be With You — Come to the Green Side.”Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

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Women set personal records vs. tough competition

first_imgJunior Jon Lehman won the weight throw on a judge’s decision and recorded a new personal record with a toss of 20.97 meters.“I think that’s a mark that will for sure get Jon Lehman into the national meet now,” assistant coach Lynden Reder said. “So any time you can come away from a meet with a national qualifying mark, you feel like that was worth the trip.”Lehman said achieving such a far throw early in the season gives him peace of mind.“Last year I was one of the last people left out [of the national meet], so I was a little upset about that,” Lehman said. “It really helps knowing that the rest of the season I can train hard, and I don’t have to chase a mark.”In the shot put, redshirt freshman Luke Johnson had the Gophers’ best finish in ninth place.“’We would have liked to have done a little more [in the shot put],” Reder said. “It’s a pretty young group. … It’s a pretty major regular-season meet.“It’s a good learning experience for those guys.”Reder said it’s important for the younger throwers to learn how to throw well in their first three attempts so they can make the finals.“This is really when our season begins now,” Reder said. “Here in Nebraska and then now in the next three weeks is really when our guys are going to round into form and be ready for the Big Ten championships and the national meet.”The Gophers also sent a group of pole vaulters to the Thundering Herd Classic in Fargo, N.D. Senior Jack Szmanda placed third with a height of 5.05 meters.The full men’s team will compete at a variety of meets next weekend. Women set personal records vs. tough competitionThe women competed at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, and the men’s throws team competed at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Megan RyanFebruary 4, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers women’s track and field team encountered some of its toughest competition so far this season at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational on Friday and Saturday in South Bend, Ind.Minnesota only won one event at the meet, which didn’t keep team scores.The Gophers’ ‘A’ team won the distance medley relay without much of a challenge. Redshirt freshman Becca Dyson, senior Alena Brooks, junior Te’Shon Adderley and junior Maggie Bollig ran 11:28.31 to claim first by more than five seconds.“There was no competition, and so we were way out in front,” head coach Matt Bingle said. “They know they can run faster. But it’s always good to win.”Several athletes also set personal or season records at the meet.Brooks placed second in the 800-meter run at 2:06.24 — the second-best time in school history.“I felt so blessed because … I thought about it. I dreamt about it,” Brooks said of the personal record. “I’ve been working hard toward it, and for it to finally come true, I was just overjoyed.”Junior Laura Docherty and sophomore Molly Kayfes both set personal records in the 3,000-meter run. Docherty ran 9:28.45 for second place, and Kayfes ran 9:32.02 for third place.In the field, sophomore Katie Murgic made a season-best height of 3.85 meters to place fourth in the pole vault on a judge’s decision. Senior Todea-Kay Willis also finished fourth in the long jump on a judges’ decision with a distance of 5.93 meters.The women will return to action next weekend at the ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa, and the St. Thomas Invite in St. Paul.Lehman leads throwersMost of the Gophers men’s track and field team took the weekend off from competition, but the throws team traveled to the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.last_img read more

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Minnesota experiences experimental rule changes

first_imgMinnesota experiences experimental rule changesThe Gophers will play matches with traditional scoring this weekend. Jace FrederickFebruary 13, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Intercollegiate Tennis Association implemented experimental scoring rules for the first month of this season. These rules were designed to speed up matches and make them easier for fans to watch.These experimental rule changes also benefited the health of the student-athletes by eliminating ridiculously long matches, Gophers women’s head coach Chuck Merzbacher said.Minnesota’s men’s and women’s teams will return to traditional collegiate scoring rules this weekend.“I think it went pretty well,” Merzbacher said, “[but] I think there are some things they can tweak.”Men: no-ad scoringThe men’s game featured probably the biggest change — no-advantage scoring.Thus, whenever a game reached 40-40, or deuce, the next point was a sudden-death scenario in which the winner won the game.Gophers men’s head coach Geoff Young said that rule change made for more upsets and surprising results.“I like that; I think that’s good,” he said. “I wasn’t a fan of it at the beginning of the year, but as it went on, it was at times exciting. I’m more open to it than at the beginning.”Women: third-set tiebreakThe biggest change in the women’s game was replacing a third set with a tiebreaker in singles matches.So when a singles match featured a split of the first two sets, instead of playing a third set, the two players competed in a tiebreaker played to 10 points.“I like that,” Merzbacher said. “That’s fan-friendly. … That gives you some gray hairs.”Both: shortening doublesIn the college game, doubles matches have always been short, relatively speaking. They generally consist of a set that stretches to eight games.In the experimental rules, however, the single set was cut down to a first-to-six-games format. Young and Merzbacher both seemed hesitant about the move because they said fans enjoy the doubles matches.“Shortening the doubles is trying to make a McDonald’s hamburger faster,” Merzbacher said.And with the men’s no-ad scoring, some doubles matches wrapped up in less than 20 minutes.“You don’t even have time to react,” senior Juan Pablo Ramirez said. “If you go down, it’s really hard to come back.”Both: no warm-up timeAt the college level, players usually have three minutes to warm up with their opponents before the match. That period was cut in both the men’s and women’s game.Ramirez said the change affected him at the start of the matches. He said it’s especially tough transitioning right from a doubles match to a singles match.“I think at the beginning, it does affect you,” Ramirez said. “You’re used to playing a certain way, and all of the sudden, it’s like, ‘Boom!’ change.”Permanent?While the past month was deemed an experiment, it seems like permanent change is on the way. It just won’t happen this season.Merzbacher said he thinks the ITA is going to implement rule changes that are close to what the players experimented with this season.“I think we’re on the right track,” he said.Still, not everyone is in favor of the changes.Ramirez said he liked the “clinch” policy. With this policy, once a team earned the four matches necessary to win, the dual was over.As for the other modifications, he’s not a fan.“I honestly didn’t like it at all,” he said. “It’s weird to change the score of a sport that’s already set. You don’t have to make any more changes. The sport is already invented, so you don’t need to modify that.”last_img read more

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HFF secures joint venture equity for industrial acquisition

first_imgHFF announced today that it has secured joint venture equity for the acquisition of 43rd Avenue Logistics Center, a new state-of-the-art, 394,775-square-foot industrial facility located in Phoenix.HFF worked on behalf of the buyer, Cohen Asset Management, in arranging the joint venture equity in an off market transaction. Equity proceeds were used to purchase the property. The 43rd Avenue Logistics Center is located in the southwest Phoenix industrial area, a warehouse district popular with large and smaller scale distribution and manufacturing companies. The property has rail access and is situated close to Interstates 10 and 17 as well as State Routes 143, 101, 202 and 303. Completed in 2013, the property is LEED certified and was developed jointly with a local prominent developer and a regional bank that had previously foreclosed on the site.The HFF team representing Cohen Asset Management was led by senior managing director Paul Brindley senior managing director Wally Reid and associate director Jeff Sause.Cohen Asset Management, Inc. is a private commercial and industrial real estate investment firm. Established in 1992 and strategically headquartered in Southern California with a regional office in northern New Jersey, Cohen Asset Management, Inc. is a proven, national real estate owner and operator with a primary focus on the industrial real estate sector. The firm’s relationships extend to high net worth individuals, institutional investors and domestic business entities. The private real estate investment firm is an active operator and investor of commercial and industrial real estate assets and has a well-established reputation as a value added investor focusing on commercial and industrial real estate opportunities that are inefficiently priced due to a variety of circumstances such as vacancies, rollover risk, sub-optimal management, inefficient current use, deferred maintenance, long-term undervalued leases or other unfavorable property and market conditions.last_img read more

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The market in minutes

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Bach’s Swindon ballroom partner

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Historic King House Reimagined

first_imgIsaac Vincent King, son of Captain Libbeus V. King, in Revolutionary War garb. Independent/Courtesy Douglas EllimanCaptain Libbeus Vincent King, buried in the Wainscott Cemetery, was commander of the whaling boat, Susan. A letter written home acknowledged that on his last voyage, “The Susan, like most of the vessels of the fleet after 1850, was old and leaky. She leaked so badly by May, 1863, Capt. King put into St. Helena, and there the crew mutinied.”But Captain King was able to return to his house in New Suffolk, which he had built in 1850, and where King Street is named after him. The whaleboat captain married a Conklin, and his descendants still live on the Twin Forks.The Captain’s 150-year-old house has been reimagined and expanded by the current owner, but has kept the shipyard feel, incorporating lots of wood and even sailcloth into the design.Completely renovated by renowned London-based interior designer Christine Kennedy, the $1.599 million home has three bedrooms and three and one-half baths, fireplace, and expansive water views. It’s only one block to the beach, where the first submarine base in the United States was located.According to Victoria Germaise of Douglas Elliman, “A 93-year-old neighbor told me he learned how to play poker in that house when he was six.” The family was clearly interested in history, judging by the photo of Isaac Vincent King, son of the captain, shown here in Revolutionary War garb, most likely for a reenactment or a festival in the early 1900s.bridget@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Virtual Events For Every Night Of The Week

first_imgHere are a few picks for virtual entertainment for every day of the week. Many are events that give back to the community.WednesdayEvery Wednesday, Hamptons Doc Fest presents Festival Favorites, with a selection of films that Hamptons Doc has screened prior and links to stream them. Films include “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” “Every Act of Life,” “Penny and Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner,” and others. Each film also includes links to interviews or panel discussions held at Hamptons Doc Fest events. Visit www.hamptonsdocfest.com.i-tri also invites you to a “Power-up Virtual Cocktail Hour” at 6:30 PM this Wednesday, May 13, via Zoom. It’s an empowerment session to help adults feel strong, brave, and capable. All while raising money for i-tri’s programming, which teaches self-confidence, positive body image, and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls. The evening will teach those who join some of the techniques i-tri girls learn from program leaders. Register via GoFundMe.ThursdayThe Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents a virtual viewing “Sip & Watch” for the Netflix hit “Dead to Me!” while teaming up with Kate and Carinn of the Pop Fiction Women podcast via Zoom. During the Zoom, participants will discuss the complex female characters, and their motivations and emotional bondage. The events will take place on a series of three Thursdays, starting this week. The programming is free but donations are encouraged. Visit www.whbpac.org.FridayFriday evenings at Wölffer Estate have always been a favorite of mine. Whether it was Candlelight Fridays in the tasting room or Sunset Friday at the Wine Stand, live music would fill the air and start the weekend in a wonderful way. Wölffer has been keeping these good feelings alive by going live with music on Instagram on Fridays (check for upcoming dates). Tune in while you sip your favorite Wölffer wine and cheers the weekend.After that, check out Wölffer’s website for a recipe by Marc Wölffer for baked dorade. While you cook and enjoy dinner, paired with more Wölffer wine of course, enjoy a Spotify playlist by Joey Wölffer, “that feels just like summer should.”After dinner, head over to the Hamptons Film website for a Friday Flashback film. Each week Hamptons Film board member Alec Baldwin records a video introduction and recommends a film for you to stream. Films include “Victor/Victoria” paired with a Q&A with Julie Andrews, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” “Listen To Me Marlon,” and more. Visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.SaturdaySaturday is movie night (correction: every night is movie night!). Try a film from the Sag Harbor Cinema @Home series. Visit the theater’s website for selections that includes first run and newly restored classics like “Rififi,” “The Infiltrators,” “Gold Diggers of 1933,” and “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.” Grab the popcorn! Visit www.sagharborcinema.org.At 8 PM this Saturday, Guild Hall is presenting a staged reading of “Portrait of Tennessee Williams,” starring Mercedes Ruehl, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Harris Yulin, and Tedra Millan. Visit www.guildhall.org to register.SundayStart Sunday with some culinary goodness. Guild Hall is offering its “Stirring The Pot” series streaming on YouTube, featuring chefs like Katie Lee, Tom Colicchio, Jacques Pépin, and Alex Guarnaschelli, interviewed by Florence Fabricant. Recipes from some of the past Stirring The Pot participants like Lidia Bastianich and Bobby Flay are also included on Guild Hall’s website. Think Fabricant’s lobster spaghetti or Jacques Pépin’s codfish in olive and horseradish sauce.MondayBreak up the Monday doldrums with a #GoneHomeWithGurneys recommendation. Gurney’s Resort has included a cocktail recipe on its Instagram page for the Gurney’s Palermo Old Fashioned. Tune in to the Gurney’s Fire Pit Spotify playlist while you play some gin rummy and sip.TuesdayThis week marks the fifth week of programming of New York City Ballet’s six-week digital spring season. At 8 PM this Tuesday, NYCB will release George Balanchine’s “Diamonds,” led by Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen. The final section of “Jewels,” “Diamonds” is set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Visit www.nycballet.com/digitalspring.Coming Up:Thursday, May 21Maureen’s Haven, which brings together houses of worship and other organizations across the East End to provide temporary shelter for the homeless, is hosting a virtual benefit from 7 to 8 PM, honoring Jesse Thistle, the author of autobiography “From The Ashes.” Thistle struggled with addiction and homelessness in his late teens and 20s. After a 2006 robbery attempt, he entered a drug rehab program. Visit www.maureenshaven.com for more info.jessica@indyeastend.com@hamptondaze Sharelast_img read more

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