Taraleigh Weathers is a live music fan, journalist, social media influencer, and self-help guru who has dedicated her life to inspiring, entertaining, and helping others. Her popular workshops that teach other music lovers how to beat the “post-show blues” and live with intention, vulnerability, and authenticity have made her a staple of the festival scene and beyond. This year, she expanded her reach, publishing How To Rock Your Life: Maintain The Magic Of Live Music In Your Everyday Experience.As the book promises:Filled with entertaining, laugh-out-loud, inspiring, and vulnerable stories, been-there-done-that advice, playful exercises, and many references to Phish and the Grateful Dead, How to Rock Your Life will guide you to maintain the live music magic in your everyday experience. Just like you do when your favorite band is performing, Taraleigh will show you how you can channel the wildest expression of your authentic self on a daily basis, feel those unique music festival feels at home, and find the magic in even the most mundane and uncomfortable of situations. She’ll prove to you that it is indeed possible to surrender to the flow of the present moment before, during, and after the show.While Weathers has gained a cult following among some music fans for her down-to-earth and positive, life-affirming advice, she has also earned the support of big names in the music industry, such as Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, who also wrote the foreword to her new book. As he describes, “The creative power of intention, visualization, prayer, hoping, loving, listening, letting go, being honest with yourself, curiosity, openness, patience, action, quietude, and forgiveness is boundless. Taraleigh sees this so clearly and teaches it in this book.”Similarly, Jay Blakesberg, the iconic Grateful Dead photographer and author of Hippie Chick, endorsed her work, noting, “Taraleigh radiates positive energy, and a sense of wonder while embracing the endless possibilities each new day brings!”Since the book’s publication in February of this year, Weathers has been on a promotional book tour, traveling the country and sharing some of the wisdom she’s learned. The tour started in Las Vegas at the Zappos Headquarter, where she also interviewed all the members of Twiddle and the Vermont jam quartet performed an acoustic set.Over the weekend, Taraleigh Weathers will be in New York City and speaking at two events. On Saturday, April 7th, she will give a talk at The Cutting Room ahead of a headlining performance by Yes Darling, a new side project of Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau. Then, on Sunday, April 8th, she will host the Rock Your Life Book Party at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. This more focused event will feature a discussion, workshop, meet and greet, and performance by singer-songwriter and drummer Noah Lehrman and also includes a signed book with ticket purchase.Ahead of her two talks in New York City, Taraleigh Weathers shared with Live For Live Music,When you pour your heart and soul into something and then release that something out into the world, it’s really scary. I was more afraid of everyone reading it as opposed to no one. But everyone’s reading it, and I’m still here to talk about it. And the feedback has been incredible. When people tell me how my book helped them, I leak awesome out of my eyes (a.k.a. cry) every time because I’m so touched that they not only supported me, but they actually read the book and took time out of their day to tell me how it helped them.You can get tickets to Taraleigh Weathers’ appearance at The Cutting Room with Yes Darling on April 7th here and to the Rock Your Life Book Party on April 8th here. For more information on Taraleigh, her upcoming events, or her newly published book, head to her website here.
On Saturday night, Trey Anastasio Trio continued their tour, finishing up a two-night run at the Chicago Theatre. With two night’s scheduled in at this historic Chicago venue, the trio of guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Tony Markellis, and drummer Russ Lawton had the opportunity to settle into the venue and offer up an expanded collection of takes from Anastasio’s catalog. Offering up nine tour debuts, the performance saw a healthy mix of Trey Anastasio Band staples coupled with relative rarities for the trio/band.Starting things off with “46 Days”, a relative rarity for Trey Anastasio Band, the trio then moved into fan favorite, “Camel Walk”, ahead of “Heavy Things”, a song that Anastasio, Markellis, and Lawton debuted with Trey Anastasio Band in 1999. From there, the band hit renditions of “Cayman Review” and “Last Tube”, with the latter first getting its debut when the trio’s members were still performing under the moniker 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes two decades ago. From there, the band offered up the tour debut of “Anything But Me”, marking the first time that the number had been performed non-acoustically by a Trey Anastasio Band outfit. From there, the group closed out their first set with “Alaska” and another Trey Anastasio Band staple, “Simple Twist Up Dave”.“Alaska”[Video: Sojahsey1]Starting off set two, Trey Anastasio Trio returned with “Ghost”, followed up by “Corona” and “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan”. “Ghost”, “Corona”, and “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan” have been performed this tour so far, with all those songs last performed during the second set of Wednesday’s show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last week. From there, the trio played “Prince Caspian” ahead of the Trey Anastasio band debut of “Shade” and a take on the beloved rarity “Windora Bug”. To close out set two, the trio offered up a take on favorite “Steam” before “Farmhouse” and “Bounce” closed out the set.“Corona”[Video: Sojahsey1]“Farmhouse”[Video: Sojahsey1]Keeping with the theme for the majority of this tour, Trey Anastasio emerged solo for the beginning of the encore—Anastasio did not perform a solo acoustic encore opener during the first night in Chicago, hinting at the fact that these special encores will only occur on the last night the Phish guitarist plays with his trio. Offering up acoustic takes on “Waste”, “Bathtub Gin”, and “Chalk Dust Torture”, Chicago got a good selection of Trey’s solo acoustic work before the rest of the trio emerged for a final rendition of “First Tube”.“Waste” (Trey Anastasio Solo)[Video: Sojahsey1]“Chalkdust Torture” (Trey Anastasio Solo)[Video: Douglas Norton]Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 4/21/2018Set I: 46 Days, Camel Walk, Heavy Things, Cayman Review, Last Tube, Anything But Me, Dark and Down, Drifting, Alaska, Simple Twist Up DaveSet II: Ghost, Corona, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Prince Caspian, Shade, Mr. Completely, Windora Bug, Steam, Farmhouse, BounceEncore: Waste, Bathtub Gin, Chalk Dust Torture, First Tube Trey solo acoustic.
“Because of Internet and news, people in Sudan, even as poor and isolated as that country is, know when people in this country and people in the world are working on their behalf,” Powers said. “Showing our solidarity with them is important so they know that the world is paying attention.” Kroc Institute for International Studies specialist Gerard Powers said students need to learn about the looming crisis as the referendum in January approaches. Notre Dame students will raise their hands in peace signs Saturday to capture a photograph that will show solidarity with efforts to avoid civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan. As part of the University’s work to spotlight the growing conflict, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will circulate this image, junior student government social concerns chair Patrick McCormick said. Students successfully lobbied the United States government to use the term “genocide” for the first time in American history when describing human rights violations in Darfur, McCormick said. Bishop Paride Taban, Bishop Daniel Adwok Marko Kur and director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute John Ashworth spoke at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on Oct. 5 on the upcoming referendum in Sudan. “Students lend a particularly morally sensitive voice to international issues because that voice is not bogged down in the intricacies of policy and government. I think the need to act goes back to who we are as the leading Catholic university in the United States,” McCormick said. “Student government cannot just issue its opinion on any issue that comes before the public on a national or international scale. This is about the responsibility to use the moral voice of this university because this conflict can directly impact the lives of students.” Any student wishing to participate in the photo opportunity for CRS can meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in front of Rolf’s Sports Recreation Center. The peace agreement established a six-year period for democratic reforms and national elections. As the referendum approached, tensions rose between the two sides. Both stockpiled weapons in preparation for what needed to be a peaceful voting process, McCormick said. Notre Dame got involved when CRS president Ken Hackett spoke at the Center for Social Concern on this year’s theme “Charity in Truth.” Hackett said acting for peace in Sudan is a way to practice this theme on an international level. The resolution was presented to the delegation of bishops as a sign that students were in solidarity with their efforts to secure sustainable peace in Sudan. McCormick presented a resolution to student senate last week to show Notre Dame support for the full implementation of the CPA. The senators passed the resolution unanimously. The pivotal moment for Notre Dame was the arrival of a delegation from the Sudan Conference of Catholic Bishops, McCormick said. Outside of the actions by the international community and major players within Sudan, Powers said publicly showing support for the Sudanese people is critical. “Now we must ask ourselves to define how inclusive the Notre Dame family is and how far the Dome on which Mary stands can reach,” McCormick said. “There is a precedent for student involvement in international issues,” McCormick said. “It is as simple as raising a voice. This is a classic example of how change can come from the bottom up.” The resolution said the student body would work to raise awareness about the peace agreement and possible conflict in Sudan. The northern and southern parts of Sudan have been in conflict for more than 50 years. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) formally ended civil war in 2005 and scheduled a referendum for Jan. 9, 2011. Sudanese people will then vote on secession for Southern Sudan, McCormick said. “Part of their motivation to come here was to visit the Kroc Institute, one of the leading centers for peace-building in the world,” McCormick said. “But the delegation was also interested in reaching out to the Catholic community in the United States and did that in a symbolic way at Notre Dame.” “There is a great opportunity for Notre Dame to be in a leadership role in working with other universities to develop a coalition around Sudan,” Powers said. The delegation traveled from Notre Dame’s campus to Washington and New York City for meetings with government officials and with the United Nations. “The thought that comes to my mind is this vision that Father Hesburgh had of Notre Dame as a lighthouse and a crossroads,” McCormick said. “With the arrival of the Sudanese delegation, we had the opportunity to sit at that crossroads. We now have the opportunity to serve as a lighthouse and be a beacon for securing justice in Sudan.” “We face a situation where the United States has a chance to prevent another conflict in Africa before it happens,” McCormick said. “We want to signal as student government that the Notre Dame student body is ready to call for change.” “We want to lend the student voice to a national conversation that has not taken place on the scale that it should,” McCormick said. “We promise ‘never again’ after violent conflicts like the genocide in Darfur, and Notre Dame students want to make ‘never again’ more than just words for Sudan.”
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 Related Shows A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder View Comments Age: “Young at heart.”Hometown: Lancaster, PACurrent Role: Phoebe D’Ysquith, the ladylike heiress who vies for the affection of murderous Monty Navarro in the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.Stage Cred: An original cast member of GGLAM, Walker stepped up to the role of Phoebe in October 2014. The Carnegie Mellon grad made her Broadway debut understudying the title nanny in Mary Poppins and headlined regional productions of Anything Goes, Gypsy, Jekyll & Hyde and more.”I’ve been singing these beautiful songs for more than a decade. [Composer] Steve Lutvak has been my vocal coach since I moved to the city, and we performed music from the show at cabarets and workshops. It’s been an amazing adventure.””It felt like I had multiple personality disorder last year when I was playing Miss Barley and covering Sibella and Phoebe. The two [leads] sing opposite harmony and do mirroring choreography, and sometimes I had to change roles mid-show!””Julie Andrews and Rebecca Luker were my idols and I studied to be an opera singer, even though I knew I had this love of Broadway. I hope the success of Gentleman’s Guide ushers in a new era of classical-style scores for singers like me.””High school was tough. I didn’t get encouragement [as an actress] from my teachers, but it forced me to go out in the community. I got my first job playing Rapunzel in Into the Woods at Ephrata Playhouse—and I got engaged on that same stage three years ago.””I worked three jobs I hated to pay the rent. At one point, I opened an office in the morning, served lunch at the Pink Tea Cup and was cocktail waitress at the Royalton Hotel at night. I had just gotten fired from that job when I booked Mary Poppins.””Making my marriage a priority helped my career. Before I met Jacques, I was driven, sometimes to a point of desperation, and I think people can sense that energy at an audition. Having balance in my life took the pressure off.”
University of GeorgiaPoinsettias, Christmas cactuses and African violets are the mostcommon plants given over the holiday season. A University ofGeorgia expert offers tips for caring for these seasonalfavorites.Poinsettias need bright but indirect light and ample watering.Take care not to overwater this holiday tradition.”When I was in charge of our church’s poinsettia tree, I foundthat a thorough watering when the soil felt dry to the touch didmuch better than frequent watering,” said Jim Crawford, a UGACooperative Extension coordinator.”The biggest problem I faced was that the light in the sanctuarywasn’t sufficient during the week unless the shutters were wideopen,” he said.Christmas, or holiday, cactus usually requires bright sunlightand moderate moisture. A spot near a south-facing window,Crawford said, is the perfect place for this seasonal plant.African violets need good light in order to bloom, he said. Placethem in east- and west-facing windows. Water them with warmwater, because cold water can cause leaf spots.
May 15, 2006 On the Move On the Move William G. Christopher joined the Maglio Law Firm in Sarasota. The firm is now called the Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm and is located at 2480 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 6, in Sarasota, 34237. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. Thomas P. Wert joined Roetzel & Andress’ Orlando office as a partner. Wert practices civil litigation focusing on general commercial and construction law. Carol Todd Thomas was named chief marketing officer at Fowler White Boggs Banker and will focus on their business development and strategic marketing plans. Jeffrey M. Thompson became a shareholder at Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson. Thompson practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, general liability/premises, health care, medical malpractice, and nursing home/long-term care. Gabriel A. Couriel joined Revilla & Goldstein as an associate and will focus his practice on immigration and nationality law. Linda Frazier joined the Miami office of Adorno & Yoss and will represent public and private companies concerning entity formation, governance equity, debt financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Abel Band opened its Tallahassee office in the Ashley Center at 2367 Centerville Rd. 32317. The phone number is (850) 599-9122 and the fax number is (850) 599-0103. Stephan A. Pendorf joined Akerman Senterfitt’s intellectual property practice in West Palm Beach as of counsel. Paul S. Ginsberg joined Mintz Truppman and will handle first and third party insurance cases for plaintiffs and defendants including liability and coverage matters. Mercedes M. Sellek was named as an associate at Katz Barron’s Miami office and will practice in the real estate department. William P. Sklar joined Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge’s West Palm Beach office as counsel in the real estate department. Frank Ashton joined Hardesty, Tyde & Green in Jacksonville. Hollie A. Morgan opened Mount Dora Title Services, Inc. The phone number is (352) 483-5200 and the fax number is (352) 483-5233. Michael J. Kapperman joined Grimsley, Marker & Iseley in Jacksonville and will focus his practice on administration, litigation, and estate and trust planning. deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal opened a branch office at 500 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste. 940, in Tampa, 33609. The phone number is (813) 288-9650 and the fax number is (407) 992-3593. Nick A. Ortiz joined the Soloway Law Firm in Pensacola as an associate. He will focus his practice on accidental injury, civil rights, disability law and Social Security. Robert A. Goldman, Shelly J. Stirrat and Debra Spungin have joined Fox, Wackeen, Dungey. Goldman, a partner, will focus on civil litigation and Stirrat, also a partner, will focus on civil litigation and appellate law. Spungin joined as an associate and will focus on litigation and appellate law. Paul E. Liles joined Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson as the resident attorney in the Ft. Myers office. The firm has also relocated its Ft. Myers office to 4315 Metro Pkwy in Ft. Myers and can be reached at (888) 877-7488. Scott K. Petersen joined Kirk Pinkerton and will practice commercial, construction and probate litigation and criminal law. Andrew Lennox joined Jennis Bowen & Brundage. Lennox has experience in business, civil, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Jose Angel Rodriguez became an associate at Longwell & Gentle and will focus his practice on family law matters. Morris G. “Skip” Miller joined Ruden McClosky’s West Palm Beach office as of counsel focusing on public finance and non-profit entities. John C. “Jack” Shawde joined Berger Singerman’s Miami office as a shareholder and will focus his practice on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and government procurement disputes. Robert G. Minnich joined Hahn Loeser & Parks’ Naples office. Martin “Marty” Alexander was appointed to serve as executive partner of Holland & Knight’s West Palm Beach office. Alexander practices general commercial and corporate litigation. Jane A. Houk and Jeffrey M. Oshinsky joined Stearns Weaver Miller’s Miami office as shareholders. Houk will work in the tax department and Oshinsky will work in the firm’s corporate office. Laurie Uustal Mathews joined Hunton & Williams’ Miami office as a partner and will focus on complex commercial and business litigation and corporate compliance. James L. Nulman opened Nulman Mediation Serivices, Inc. on 5100 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 318 – PMB 391 in Ft. Myers, 33907. The phone number is (239) 433-3539 and the fax number is (239) 433-0067. Christopher Thorne and Edward Storey formed Thorne & Storey at 212 Pasadena Place in Orlando, 32803; phone (407) 488-1222, fax (407) 488-1221. They will focus on real estate, personal injury, workers’ compensation and corporate matters. Kathy M. Klock and Jonathan B. Butler joined Fowler White Burnett’s West Palm Beach office. Both will focus their practice on securities arbitration, litigation, and regulatory matters. Rodger L. Hochman joined Coel & Warren and will focus his practice on relationships within the health care field. George W. Powell, Jr. established Powell Law at 6645 Willow Park Dr. Ste. 100 in Naples, 34109. Powell will concentrate his practice in the areas of eminent domain/condemnation and real property taxation. Michele R. Clancy and Eric D. Kuper joined Sachs Sax Klein as associates. Clancy will focus on collections, homeowner and condo association and construction lien law. Kuper will focus on commercial litigation and corporate and transactional law. Stanley Wakshlag joined Kenny Nachwalter and will focus his practice on complex commercial and corporate litigation. Scott J. Brook, of counsel to McFarlane & Dolan, has been elected mayor of Coral Springs. Lisa Keyfetz joined Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s Miami office as an associate and will focus her practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Chad K. Lang joined Ford & Harrison’s Miami office as a partner and will focus his practice on labor and employment and commercial litigation. James Purcell, Jr. joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Jacksonville office as a shareholder. Purcell will focus his practice on general corporate law, banking financial institutions, commercial loans and real estate. The Cochran Firm – Miami merged with Leeds Colby Paris Spence Hoffman & Valori. The firm will continue to be called The Cochran Firm – Miami and focus on personal injury, medical malpractice and other litigation areas. Martha F. Barrerra became a senior attorney for the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. in Tallahassee. A. Woodson Isom, Jr. relocated his mediation office to 100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste. 1180 in Tampa, 33602. The phone number is (813) 254-0000 and the fax number is (813) 229-8881. Joy E. Greyer joined Rosenthal & Levy as an associate in the Social Security disability department. James M. Craig joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady as a shareholder. Frederik W. Van Vonno and Susann B. Ward joined Fox Wackeen Dungey as partners. van Vonno is board certified in city, county and local government law and Ward practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate. Nelson Slosbergas relocated to 1110 Brickell Ave. Ste. 310 in Miami 33131. The phone number is (305) 374-0030 and the fax number is (305) 374-2855. Jason A. Collier joined Abel Band as an associate attorney. Collier will focus his practice on employment law and business and civil litigation. C. Richard Mancini became partner at Treiser Collins Vernon’s Naples office where he will continue to work in the firm’s securities litigation/arbitration practice. Mancini is also a certified arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange. Caryl Ben Basat joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Ft. Lauderdale office and will focus her practice on corporate and commercial law. Jeremy Colvin joined FowlerWhite’s West Palm Beach office as an associate in its securities and commodities group. Rebecca Segrest, Nicole Zimmerman, Kimberly Hosley, Tracey Bracco, Vaughn Reynolds, Jake Stump, Kristopher Kest, Jason Rimes, Brian Murry, and Valerie Brown joined Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed. Raymond S. Dietrich of Tampa opened his second office in Phoenix and is awaiting his Arizona bar exam results. Leslie José Zigel opened Ziglaw at 927 Lincoln Rd., Ste. 200 in Miami Beach, 33139; phone (305) 604-9944 and fax (305) 604-9945. Ziglaw is focused on entertainment and sports law. Melissa S. Zelniker joined The Law Offices of Shlomi Presser in Ft. Lauderdale where she will focus on civil and criminal litigation. Leah J. Zammit was appointed as magistrate judge in Cobb County, Georgia. Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma moved to 1201 E. Robinson St. in Orlando. The phone number remains the same at (407) 843-0404. Joanne M. “Jody” Foster joined Guy & Yudin as an associate litigating admiralty and maritime claims. Jodi C. Page joined Ricci ~ Leopold as an associate. Page is an advocate for victims’ rights. Dorothy F. Easley joined Falk Waas as a partner. Falk Waas has offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Gables. Roberta G. Mandel joined Stephens Lynn’s Miami office and will focus on criminal and civil appellate law. Jason Weaver joined Hagen & Hagen as of counsel to handle commercial litigation and family law matters with the firm in Ft. Lauderdale. Glenn P. Ladwig was named partner at Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik and will focus his practice on inventions relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Kimberly J. Madison joined Fee & Jeffries’ Tampa office as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Ava J. Borrasso, Catherine S. Christie, and Karene L. Tygenhof joined Astigarraga Davis. Borrasso and Christie will focus on international litigation, arbitration, and commercial fraud prosecution while Tygenhof will focus on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. May 15, 2006 On the Move
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bicyclist shot and killed a 32-year-old man while the victim was sitting in a car parked outside of his house in Wyandanch on Saturday evening, Suffolk County police said.Vernon Brown was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a friend in front of his South 31st Street home when a gunman on a bike rode up to the car, fired one shot that hit Brown and fled the scene shortly before 6 p.m., police said.The friend drove Brown to a nearby house on Levey Boulevard, where another friend called 911. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the shooting to call them at 631-852-6394 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
BLOG: Medicaid expansion hits a milestone (ROUND-UP) Government That Works, Healthcare, Human Services, Medicaid Expansion, Round-Up, The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than half a million Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices since Pennsylvania expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the milestone at an enrollment event at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.In February, Governor Wolf continued his push for “Government That Works” by announcing his decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion alleviates confusion, removes unnecessary red tape, and streamlines the system so that people can see a doctor when they are sick and healthcare professionals have more time to concentrate on providing quality care.Because of this expansion, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians now have better potential health outcomes. Check out some of the statewide coverage of yesterday’s announcement:WITF: Pa. Medicaid expansion hits a milestone: 500,000 new enrollees.“More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians now have health insurance for the first time through the state’s Medicaid program. The news comes 10 months after Governor Tom Wolf loosened eligibility rules… Governor Wolf made a campaign promise to expand the program, and checked it off his list with a February announcement… Who benefits? Speakers at a press conference at Penn State Hershey Medical Center say bus drivers, cleaning people, single parents, and many others who often had to rely on the emergency room if something went wrong. Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas says Medicaid expansion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.” [WITF, 12/10/15]Harrisburg Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf celebrates Obamacare health coverage expansion.“Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion now covers more than 500,000 people. The figure pertains to people who now have government funded health insurance as a result of the state’s expansion of Medicaid which became available on Jan. 1. Pennsylvania was among the slower states in expanding Medicaid… While former Gov. Tom Corbett, an Obamacare opponent, eventually decided to expand Medicare, he did so under a plan that imposed certain cost-sharing and other requirements which were opposed by Democrats… State officials have said more than 100,000 more Pennsylvania residents are eligible for the expanded coverage… The federal government is paying 100 percent of the medical costs of the expansion through next year, then will gradually scale back the federal share to 90 percent by 2020 and beyond.” [Harrisburg Patriot-News, 12/10/15]Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania has exceeded 500,000 new enrollees.“Pennsylvania’s expansion of Medicaid, which began earlier this year, has exceeded half a million new enrollees, state officials announced today. Officials credit the program’s expansion with dropping Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate from 14 percent in 2013 to 8 percent today… ‘Safety-net providers and health clinics are seeing more patients with insurance, reducing the burden of uncompensated care,’ said Antoinette Kraus, director of advocacy group the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. ‘Most importantly, though, working Pennsylvanians — school bus drivers, cashiers, hairdressers, home care workers, waitresses, child care workers, the people who keep our communities running — no longer have to live with the fear that one accident or illness could wipe them out financially.’” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/10/15]Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. passes half-million mark in Medicaid expansion.“More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, including 110,954 from Philadelphia, have signed up for Medicaid since Gov. Wolf expanded the program this year, helping the state’s uninsured rate drop to 8 percent from 14 percent, the governor said Thursday. The gain in Philadelphia represents a 27 percent increase from Dec. 31… The statewide increase from December was 30 percent.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/10/15]AP: Wolf: 500,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in Medicaid expansion.“Gov. Tom Wolf says the signups of 500,000 Pennsylvanians for health care under the Medicaid expansion are part of keeping a campaign promise he made in last year’s election campaign… Wolf, a Democrat who expanded Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Health Care Act soon after he took office in January, says he hopes the number of enrollments will continue to grow. The speakers said many of the newly eligible people had not previously had any health care insurance.” [AP, 12/10/15]FOX43: VIDEO: Wolf: 500,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in state’s expanded Medicaid program.“State and health officials are celebrating a major milestone in Pennsylvania’s expanded Medicaid program. Governor Wolf announced that 500,000 people have signed up for the government-funded health insurance… The state expanded Medicaid back in January under the Affordable Care Act– giving more people access to health insurance. ‘Not having health insurance causes people to forgo care and delay preventive care,’ Penn State Hershey Medical Center CEO and Vice President Craig Hillemeier said. ‘That leads to poor outcomes, for the individual and higher health care costs for society.’” [FOX43, 12/10/15]WTAJ: PA Medicaid milestone.“Governor Wolf says more than a half million Pennsylvanians have signed up for HealthChoices, the state’s Medicaid expansion program. The governor expanded the program earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act. The change allows people who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to enroll. The State Department of Human Services says about a third of the new enrollees are 21 to 30 years old, about a fourth are 31 to 40. Nearly 60 percent are white and more than half are women.” [WTAJ, 12/10/15]WGAL: VIDEO: Rate of uninsured Pennsylvanians almost cut in half, Wolf says.Watch this newscast here. [WGAL, 12/10/15] See the blog about Medicaid Expansion by the Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC).Read the announcement press release: Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Expansion Population Has Exceeded 500,000.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 11, 2015 By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
November 13, 2018 Economy, Infrastructure, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, Pa – Governor Tom Wolf announced the rapidly growing online retailer and home delivery provider goPuff will construct a new headquarters in Philadelphia and build ten warehouses across Pennsylvania, creating over 500 new jobs over the next three years.“goPuff is a great example of how Pennsylvania’s strengths in aspects like education, workforce development, and economic stability have led to a climate where startups thrive,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is committed to providing the support needed by companies like goPuff as they grow.”goPuff will invest $4 million in a multi-stage expansion plan centered on the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot headquarters in Philadelphia, located at 3rd and Spring Garden streets. Ten new warehouse operations will be launched in Allegheny, Chester, Dauphin, Lackawanna and Philadelphia counties, and six existing warehouse operations will be expanded. The new headquarters will provide over 150 new, full-time jobs, while the new and expanded warehouses will create approximately 400 jobs over the next three years. The company has about 125 employees at its headquarters now, currently located in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.“We are proud to invest in Philadelphia as we grow our footprint and are grateful for the support of the city as well as Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help us realize our expansion,” added Yakir Gola, co-founder. “We strive to ingrain Philadelphia’s culture as part of goPuff.”“We consider Philadelphia our first investor. We would not have been able to scale our business as quickly and deliver the moments that matter most to our customers had it not been for the support of the city and the state,” said Rafael Ilishayev, co-founder of goPuff.goPuff received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $400,000 Pennsylvania First grant with phased distribution contingent on job creation. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.goPuff is a digital convenience retailer operating in over 40 U.S. markets and delivering thousands of products – ranging from snacks, drinks, ice cream, alcohol, and more – directly to customers from centrally located warehouses, 24/7, for a flat delivery fee. Since founded in 2013 by two Drexel students — Ilishayev and Gola — the company has grown to operate in 48 markets across 21 states and the District of Columbia and has plans to expand to approximately 60 locations by the end of 2018.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Governor Wolf Visits Historic Downtown West Chester August 08, 2019 Infrastructure, Press Release West Chester, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development officials walked alongside West Chester Improvement District Executive Director Malcolm Johnstone and local business owners through downtown West Chester, commending their efforts to maintain unique spaces for residents and tourists.“It’s always great to get out and visit Pennsylvania’s historic downtowns,” said Gov. Wolf. “Driven by a fatigue of sameness, people are looking for places that have their own unique meaning and West Chester has done a great job at repurposing its buildings, while keeping the borough’s wonderful, historic charm.”In 2017 the borough received the Great American Main Street Award for its efforts to preserve the area’s historic and cultural heritage while modernizing the downtown. This was the first Pennsylvania community to be recognized with this distinction since York was honored in 1998.Through the years, the Wolf Administration has supported many West Chester Improvement District projects that have repurposed and updated its historic properties. The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center received a $200,000 Keystone Communities loan to redevelop the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory with specialized lighting, visual and audio equipment, and theatre seating. Additionally, the borough received $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for upgrades for the Municipal Building. The governor began the walking tour at the Chester County Historical Society before visiting the Uptown! Theatre and local businesses, like, Spence Café, Jane Chalfant, and Fairman’s.“West Chester is pleased to have a visit from Governor Wolf,” said Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of the West Chester Business Improvement District. “He knows that with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and local government, we’ve been able to put together a grassroots revitalization organization that is providing impressive results. These efforts have created an environment where small, home-owned businesses can flourish.”The West Chester Improvement District is a Municipal Authority that was founded in partnership with the Borough of West Chester to fund and implement programs for the revitalization of the downtown. Established in 2000, the entity is not yet 20 years old. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter