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Preserving Pieces of Ocean City in Pictures

first_imgArriving late one night from the West Coast Scott awoke the next morning to heartache. He realized that the old Ocean City, the one from his dreams, was slowly fading from his memory. The house next door was literally being eaten alive by a backhoe as the sun came up over the ocean.  That day he took on a personal mission: to photograph these old classics.In the beginning he would quickly snap a shot and move on for fear that the owner may pop out and wonder what exactly he was doing. Now, due to the collection of photos he has amassed on his Instagram Site: classicocnj , he can quickly justify his purpose.  Most homeowners are honored to be featured by Scott.  Over the years he has honed his editing skills, painstakingly removing power lines and parking meters from each shot. He creates exterior home portraits owners would proudly frame and hang above their fireplace should they be lucky enough to catch Scott’s eye.Scott, a technology consultant, is all for progress. But preserving these Ocean City gems gives lovers of the island special memories to hold on to.  Ocean City is a town steeped in family tradition, passing houses down, reminiscing about the boarding house where you once summered or the house with the breezy front porch where you first laid eyes on your girl. Sometimes you even may bike ride by to see if the old place you always swore would buy when you grew up is still standing.  Time flies, things change, and hopefully these photos will allow all our memories of Ocean City continue.  Scott’s photos were recently featured on social media by Coastal Living & he has been generous enough to share them with us.  Enjoy!To Sea More of Scott’s classic home photos like SeamorewithMaureen on Facebook or follow seamorerealestate on Instagram.last_img read more

Some Kind of Wonderful! Beautiful Recoups on Broadway

first_img View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows In addition to Mueller, Beautiful stars Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil. The company also includes Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen, Ashley Blanchet, Andrew Brewer, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins. It’s one fine day for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The bio-musical, capitalized at $13 million, has become the first new tuner of the 2013-2014 season to recoup. Starring 2014 Tony winner Jessie Mueller in the title role and directed by Marc Bruni, the production is currently running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

US Places Nicaraguan Military Chief, Finance Minister on Sanctions Blacklist

first_imgBy Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 10, 2020 With the intent of increasing pressure on the regime of Daniel Ortega, the United States announced sanctions against Nicaragua’s military chief and finance minister.General Julio César Aviles, commander of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces, and Iván Adolfo Acosta, minister of Finance and Public Credit, were placed on the U.S. sanctions blacklist on May 22. The U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of both men and banned all Americans and U.S. companies from doing business with them.According to the Treasury Department, the Nicaraguan military under Aviles’ command is alleged to have provided support to the police and paramilitary gangs that carried out crimes against the Nicaraguan people, including attacks on protesters during the unrest that began in April 2018 that lead to the deaths of 300 protesters. The Treasury added that Acosta used his role to arrange financial support for Ortega and threatened banks so that they would not support opposition strikes in 2019.“The Ortega regime’s continued violations of basic human rights, blatant corruption, and widespread violence against the Nicaraguan people are unacceptable,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “The United States will target those who prop up the Ortega regime and perpetuate the oppression of the Nicaraguan people,” he added.The U.S. has already slapped sanctions on Ortega, his wife, and two of his sons, with the U.S. Treasury calling Ortega’s son, Rafael, as the “key money manager” for his family. The Nicaraguan National Police as well as its chief and three commissioners have also been blacklisted by the U.S. as well as the European Union.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that these sanctions aimed to hold the Nicaraguan officials “accountable” for supporting Ortega.last_img read more