Marianne Tatum to Replace Eve Plumb in Off-Broadway’s Unbroken Circle

first_img Tatum received a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut performance in Barnum and appeared on Broadway in The Three Musketeers. She played Elsa in New York City Opera’s The Sound of Music and has acted in productions at many regional theaters. Movie audiences can watch for her as Chantelle’s Mother in Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Wolf of Wall Street. Marianne Tatum, an original star of the 1980 musical hit Barnum, will return to the New York stage on September 26 in James Wesley’s Unbroken Circle. Tatum replaces original cast member Eve Plumb, who will play her final performance on September 22. Unbroken Circle began performances on May 29 at St. Luke’s Theatre and opened on June 19, directed by Jason St. Little. Set in Galveston, TX, in 1970, Unbroken Circle centers on a family brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch’s funeral. Described as both hilarious and disturbing, the play explores how abuse and family secrets affect family members in different generations. Tatum joins an ensemble cast that includes Stacey Bone-Gleason, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay, Jennifer Simard, the playwright and his daughter, Juli Wesley. center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Employment Agencies

first_imgAn employment agency can offer posts ranging from high-level administration to warehouse work. Many employers use agencies as their human resources department. Agencies advertise, interview, test and manage payroll. A temp-to-perm arrangement allows the employer and prospective employee to evaluate each other before committing to permanent employment.Municipal and regional chambers of commerce include local employment agencies in their member lists, along with contact information. See Page 20 for a list of chambers of commerce in Burlington and Ocean counties.last_img

Fort Lee Housing: 7 On Post Options (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionFort Lee is an army post in Virginia with a live-in population of over 7,000 people. There are close to 1,500 housing units at the post. It’s also the headquarters of the United States Army Combined Arms Support Command. Several units call Fort Lee home, including the 94th Training Division, The 345th Training Squadron of the USAF, the Kenner Army Health Clinic, and more. Read on and use this guide to learn more about the housing options available to you on post at Fort Lee.Suggested Read: Fort Lee Virginia: In-Depth Welcome CenterFort Lee BAHSoldiers and their families who choose to live off post should apply for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). This is a monthly stipend meant to help with housing costs. It’s based on the current rank of the soldier applying and the zip code where they choose to live. With BAH, families get the support of the military while still living off post in a community of their choosing. Taking advantage of BAH is a great way to help cover recurring costs and make room for more important things in your budget, like planning for a stable future.You can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search.To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.Fort Lee BarracksUnaccompanied personnel housing for Fort Lee is for single or unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E5 or below and can be reached at 1 (804) 734-3977.Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (Permanent Party) OfficeBuilding 8401Fort Lee, VAPhone: 1 (804) 734-3977Fort Lee Housing OfficeThe housing office at Fort Lee should be the first place you search for information related to your stay on post. After you receive your PCS, the staff here can help you plan for your move. They offer assistance for travel planning, storage, and other logistical coordination. Don’t try to shoulder the weight of a move alone, the housing office is here to help.Fort Lee Housing Office1401 B AvenueBuilding #3400Fort Lee, VA 23801Phone: 1 (804) 765-1597Fort Lee Housing Options and CommunitiesThe communities at Fort Lee are managed by Fort Lee Family Housing, a Hunt Family Community property. There are several options to choose from in terms of on-post living, and Hunt can connect you with something that’s appropriate and well-suited to your needs. If you have specific questions, you can reach their management office at 1 (804) 733-1558.The Neighborhoods at Fort Lee1. Adams ChaseRanks: E7, E8Adams Chase is an E7 and E8 community that offers single-family homes in 3 and 4-bedroom configurations. The properties range between 1,650-1,980 square feet in size and contain hardwood floors, central air, covered patios, 24-hour maintenance, pest control, and an attached garage. This is a great neighborhood for entertainment since the community center holds its own theater room. There are also basketball courts, playgrounds, and volleyball courts.2. Harrison VillaRanks: E1-E6Harrison Villa is another community of single-family homes. These are all 3, 4, or 5-bedroom floor plans that range from 1,260-1,628 square feet in size. It’s a very kid-friendly area, as evidenced by the fact that it has 9 playgrounds within its borders. It also has 3 basketball courts. There’s a tennis court as well for soldiers with the urge to improve their serve. The homes here have vinyl siding, a covered porch, energy star appliances, landscaping services, and much more. Each of the available floor plans is named after trees that begin with the letter “h.”3. Madison ParkRanks: E1-E6Madison Park is a community of single-family homes much like Harrison Villa, but with slightly larger floor plans. These homes range from 1,774-2,765 square feet and are therefore a bit more spacious. All of the floor plans are named for trees that begin with the letter “m.” There are 7 playgrounds in Madison Park, a theater room, and 3 basketball courts. It’s a great area for active families. Some floor plans include double sinks, U-shaped kitchens, walk-in closets, and more.4. Jefferson TerraceRanks: E1-E6Jefferson Terrace holds single-family homes with 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms with comparable square footage to Madison Park and Harrison Villa. Like the rest of the communities on the list, the residents here have access to 24-hour maintenance and all the housing appliances that constitute the convenience of modern living. There are 4 playgrounds and 1 basketball court here, and walking the streets, these houses have plenty of curb appeal. Each home has either brick or vinyl siding, covered porches, hardwood floors, and more.5. Monroe ManorRanks: E01, E02, E03, E04, E05, E06, E07, E08, O01, O02, O03Monroe Manor is the most recently built community at Fort Lee. It holds 3 and 4-bedroom single-family homes. There’s a luxurious community center with comfortable spots to lounge and relax. The community holds multiple playgrounds and a basketball court. The homes are covered in brick or vinyl, they’re equipped with appliances and a garbage disposal, and they have backyards, porches, a garage, hardwood and carpet on separate floors, and more.6. Washington GroveRanks: E9, O1-O6The single-family homes at Washington Grove are 3 or 4 bedrooms with up to 2,800 square feet of space. The smallest home has 1,650 square feet. There are 2 playgrounds, 3 basketball courts, and a tennis court, along with a community center. Some floor plans offer double doors out to the covered patio, huge closets, double sinks, and more.7. Jackson CircleRanks: E01, E02, E03, E04, E05, E06Jackson Circle is a community of single-family homes with a splash park for the kids. The houses range from 994 to 1,419 square feet, and are great options for those looking to save on their monthly housing costs. There’s a fitness center in the neighborhood, a storage area, and each home comes with a garage. Some floor plans also offer walk-in closets and en suites in the master.ConclusionThere are a lot of great options for Fort Lee on-post housing. From Jefferson Terrace to Washington Grove, each neighborhood boasts single-family homes with plenty of space and great features. All homes come with every appliance you might need, and each community offers a slew of amenities to keep you busy and as social as you’d like. There’s a lot of green space in these neighborhoods, too, which should keep you breathing fresh air and smiling in the morning breeze. You and your family are in good hands no matter which floor plan you choose here at Fort Lee.More like this: 28 of the Best Things to Do in Fort Leelast_img read more

Damil Components laces modular Italian-made alloy hubs into affordable wheels

first_imgItalian hub & wheel maker Damil Components introduced a new set of high-performance machined aluminum road & mountain bike hubs promising a modular design that can be adapted to almost any drivetrain on the market. Plus, beyond in-house hub production, Damil also builds their components into affordably priced wheelsets in carbon & alloy working with trusted rim producers.Damil Components CNC machined 7075 alloy bike hubsDamil Components was founded back in 2015 out of the contract machining workshop of Andrea Repele in northern Italy. A long time mountain biker with more than two decades of experience CNC machining parts in and out of the cycling industry, he envisioned a new generation of premium quality, precision-made, stiff & smooth rolling Italian bike hubs. Offering hubs to fit pretty much every road and trail application, Damil manufactures every part of their hubs except the bearings in-house near Vicenza in northern Italy, west of Venice.Damil Italian-made aluminum hubs – tech detailsNo matter if you are looking or DH, XC, gravel, or road hubs, they all share the same construction – machined from 7075 aluminum for light, stiff performance.All hubs use specific thread-in axles for each thru-axle diameter and spacing, and feature internal alloy axle spacers that stretch from bearing-to-bearing & bearing-to-endcap to ensure precise bearing alignment & loading for a long, smooth spinning life. (No tool-free exchangeable endcaps which they say decrease performance & bearing lifespan.) Engagement is with four two-tooth pawls that all engage simultaneously to a 60 tooth ratchet ring for relatively quick, but super secure power transfer.All hubs share the same modular, interchangeable freehub bodies to fit Shimano, Campagnolo & SRAM XD cassettes. A Shimano XTR 12-speed Micro Spline compatible freehub is the most recent introduction, and uses Damil’s own unique modified design to work within the still closed XTR 12sp standard.A new XDR driver for new road & gravel groupsets is in the final stages of development right now, and will be ready for consumers by the end of March. Damil says they haven’t had any interest yet in a Rotor 1×13 compatible body, but following along their concept of universal fit, they would foresee developing one in the future that would work with their modular hubs. Their overarching idea is that every new hub they produce is designed to offer maximum flexibility with any type of drivetrain on the market, and they will continue to develop new cassette interfaces as the need arises.Their current mountain hubs are available with nicely machined 6-bolt disc mounts, and either traditional hub flanges for J-bend spokes or straight-pull specific hubshells. They are considering the option for centerlock MTB hubs if there is demand. Of course various hub shell width & axle spacings are available, for standard, Boost & DH hubs. A set of Boost straightpull MTB hubs has claimed weight of 438g (155g front, 283g rear.)Rim brake hubs are available in several lacing & drilling combinations as well, with this Campy-ready classic J-bend front and rear hub mixing straight-pull & J-bend being the most common configuration. This set of rim brake quick release road hubs has claimed weight of 362g (98g front, 264g rear.)Their newest option for road are these new straight-pull centerlock disc brake hubs. Fresh off the lathe these prototypes may still see further machining to reduce weight before they are finalized and get laser etched branding. Their 6-bolt road disc predecessors came in at 418g for the pair(135g front, 283g rear) so expect to shed a few more grams from that.Damil hub options, pricing & availabilityAll of the hubs are available in a range of ten anodized colors: pink, fuscia, red, yellow, orange, gold, green, blue, silver & black. And all of the hubs have very similar retail pricing. Damil says pricing essentially equates directly to machining complexity & the actual amount of aluminum needed. Hubsets range from 320€ to 370€ for the pair, with classic road hubs at the low end of that and wide DH hubs the most expensive end of the spectrum. No difference in pricing for the different freehub bodies or any of the 10 ano colors. Additional freehub bodies sell for 87€ a piece if you plan to change up your drivetrain.Damil says they try to keep stock of all hubs in every configuration, so they can routinely ship out a hubset when ordered in 1 or 2 working days. Hubs are available through a retailer network, or direct from Damil.Damil in house complete carbon & alloy wheelsetsIn addition to manufacturing their own hubsets for pretty much all cycling disciplines, Damil also builds complete wheelsets in their shop. All wheels use Sapim spokes and their 7075 hubs, available in the full range of colors, axle standards & freehubs.Damil laces up their wheels in-house with either tubeless carbon rims from a trusted producer in Taiwan, or with Stan’s alloy tubeless rims for road, gravel, cyclocross, or mountain bike applications. They also even offer alloy road rims made locally for a more completely Italian wheel build. All of the alloy wheelsets retail for 700€, while the carbon wheelsets range in price from 1200-1500€Damil sells through a growing dealer network throughout Europe. But if you don’t find a retailer near you, they will sell either hubs or complete wheels consumer-direct and ship them to your door.DamilComponents.comlast_img read more

Rock Racing Reports Tyler Hamilton Tests Positive, Retiring

first_imgAfter knowingly taking Mitamins Advanced Formula for Depression, a supplement containing DHEA, and testing positive for the substance, which is banned for pro cyclists, Tyler Hamilton announced he is retiring for now to work through his depression.Since 2003, according to Rock Racing, Hamilton has battled depression.  In a Cycling News interview, he said: “I took a banned substance so I need to take whatever penalty they will give me and move forward. Today is about my leaving the sport and to talk about my depression, not the past. I don’t want to talk about that anymore, it’s about moving forward and taking care of myself.“My future in the sport is yet to be determined. I’ll live with that. I have officially retired right now. Michael (Ball, owner, Rock Racing ) knows, but my teammates don’t know yet. It is a very difficult thing.”Our guess is, his team knows by now.Photo: Richard Masoner (aka read more

McCarty Re-Joins Landis on OUCH/Maxxis Pro Team

first_imgThe OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis has made one final roster addition for the 2009 season. Veteran rider Jonathan Patrick McCarty re-joins former teammate Floyd Landis on the squad.“We’d been talking with Pat for quite some time,” noted team directeur sportif Mike Tamayo. “Only in the past week or so were we able to work out an agreement with him.”Despite being just a few weeks short of his 27th birthday, McCarty brings deep experience to the team. “Pat is a quality rider with Pro Tour and Grand Tour experience,” Tamayo said. “He’s done the Giro d’Italia a couple times and he was instrumental in helping Floyd win the 2006 Amgen Tour of California with Phonak. He’s going to be a real asset to the team for races like California and Missouri, as well as many of the NRC stage races we’ll be doing. He should also be a good influence on several of our developing riders.”Racing strictly in the U.S. will be a bit of a change for McCarty, who turned pro with the U.S. Postal squad in 2004, rode with that organization for two years, before switching over to Phonak for a year. For the past two years, he was part of the Garmin-Chipotle organization.“Racing for an entire season in the U.S. will be a new challenge.” McCarty said.  “I’m very motivated to do some of the races I’ve never been able to do before.”As for why he chose to join OUCH Presented by Maxxis, McCarty noted that the team’s history of success was a definite factor, as was its new team leader.“I’m really excited to be a part of the best U.S. domestic team,” he said. “And joining up with Floyd again will definitely be fun.”The Texan will join all his teammates for the first time when OUCH Presented by Maxxis convenes its training camp in Southern California later this month.last_img read more

Profile Designs Wheels Roll Through UCI “Non Standard” Certification, Full Approved List Provided

first_imgProfile Design has received UCI approval for all of their wheels in the non-standard category. That classification includes most lustworthy wheels nowadays and includes anything with a 2.5cm or taller rim, fewer than 16 spokes and/or spokes that are thicker than 2.4mm. For Profile, this means the The Altair 52 & 80 Semi Carbon Clincher, Altair 52 & 80 Full Carbon Clincher, Altair 52 & 80 Tubular and Armada 24 all get the thumbs up for road and track competitions.The Colavita ESPN W women’s pro team is currently racing them, plus a number of triathletes around the world. Conveniently, their press release came with a link showing all non-standard wheels approved for UCI sanctioned races. Happy reading.last_img

The polka dot KOM bibs from RedWhite are back, now in two styles

first_imgBack in 2015 soon after cycling shorts maker RedWhite introduced their original ultra-endurance The Bib shorts, they also debuted a less subtle version called The KOM. The KOM was a direct reference to the Best Climber’s polka dots of the Tour de France with its polka-dotted bib straps and one polka dot leg cuff. The dotted shorts stuck around for a little over a year, until RedWhite put them aside to focus on the development of their more recent The Race bib shorts. But apparently customers kept demanding a return of the spots, so RedWhite is bringing them back and this time in a limited edition version in either of their chamois styles… The KOM Fondo share the thicker smooth surface chamois (left) of the original The Bib for those super long days in the saddle. The KOM Race gets the more textured and ventilated chamois of The Race, which we preferred when the weather got especially hot, but still stayed comfortable for many hours on the bike.RedWhite is finishing production on the first batch of 2017 KOM bib shorts in Europe as we write, so they are currently taking pre-orders with deliveries expected to ship out mid We’ve spent a good bit of time over the last year testing both the original The Bib and the lighter The Race, and can say that they are some of the best shorts out there for long distance riding and competitively priced. So if you are looking for a bit more flashy style the new limited run The KOM bib shorts could be a good option. Both versions share the same price and construction as the all-black $160 bib shorts.last_img read more

Mercury Bikes Launches New U.S.-Built Carbon Road Wheels

first_imgMercury Bikes just sent us a set of their carbon tubular wheels to review, and they look sweet. A full review will come down the road, but here’s the skinny on their new carbon hoops:PRESS RELEASE: As 2010 draws to an end, Mercury Bikes is ready to kick of 2011 with a splash. Starting in 2011, Mercury Bikes will shift their focus to their popular line of wheels. We will begin to see two distinct lines from Mercury which will also include an alloy option. The M3, M5 and M9 series wheels are 100% carbon and hand-built in the United States by QBP/Handspun and include White Industry hubs, Sapim CXray spokes. The M-Series rims have been tested in the Pro Peloton by the Frankie Andreu led Kenda Pro Cycling p/b GEARGRINDER team.For those cyclists racing on a budget, the S Series (S3, S5, S9) provide an unbelievable ride for the price. These are also hand-built in the United States by QBP/Handspun and include Mercury hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes. Mercury will be adding their hub design to the S Series, which come in at 290 grams per set.Alloy wheels will also be available in both M and S Series. These wheels have been tested in a number of environments, including trail and cross events.Kenda Pro Cycling (KPC), along with a few other teams, will be winning races again in 2011 on Mercury wheels. “When we looked for fast, reliable, sturdy wheels we looked to Mercury and they came through with a great selection,” says Frankie Andreu, Kenda Pro Cycling Director Sportif.“I’ve listened to the feedback of KPC and now have the wheels hand-built in US to ensure durability and stability to our riders,” says Chris Mogridge, Mercury founder.Check ’em all out at read more

SOC13: Reynolds Ditches Decals for ’14 Road, Intros New 29, 27.5 Carbon Wheels

first_imgOn the mountain side of things, of course Reynolds is offering a 650b wheel in the form of the AM 27.5 carbon along with a new XC 29er Carbon. The all mountain 27.5″ will run a 31mm external/23mm internal/24mm deep rim that is tubeless ready. The MR5 full carbon construction of the rim results in the strongest rim Reynolds has ever built. Continuing with a great trend, the wheels will include everything in the box for just about any axle configuration and tubeless compatibility, all for $1,990.The 29r XC carbon on the right is billed as a sort of XC race/trail in between use wheel. Weighing in at 1,450g per set with a 350g rim, the 28 spoke rims measure 27mm external/19mm internal/22mm deep, and will be available for less than $2,000 with Fall availability.Both wheels have straight pull spokes with a 6-pawl interchangeable freehub body, and a 6 bolt disc mounting configuration.29er on the left, and 27.5 on the right, both set up with Reynolds’ tubeless rim tape. With so much talk about light weight paint jobs, companies like Reynolds are starting to look at paint, and decals, as places to lose weight. The problem with decals on carbon rims is that if you don’t want them to look cheap, or peel off, you need to apply a clear coat over the wet slide. While not a huge weight penalty, it still adds up especially with deeper dish wheels. If only there was a way to apply a permanent graphic and not have to add a clear coat over top… By using an ink jet printer to directly apply the graphics to the rim, Reynolds is now able to apply their labels directly to the rim – no additional steps required. Since the process doesn’t require any extra paint or coverage the new graphic treatment will save 10-20g per wheels depending on the depth. Currently, ink jet labels will only be offered in 58, 72, and 90mm aero wheels only, though for 2014 the entire carbon road line up will transition to the new labels.last_img read more