Florence Henderson, Who Went from Broadway to The Brady Bunch, Dies at 82

first_imgFlorence Henderson (Mike Windle/Getty Images) Florence Henderson, the well-loved stage and TV star, died in Los Angeles on November 24, according to the Associated Press. She was 82.Henderson got her start on the stage, making her Broadway debut at the age of 18 as the well-named “The New Girl” in the 1952 Harold Rome review Wish You Were Here at the Imperial Theatre. In quick succession, she went on to play Laurey in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! on tour and at City Center in 1953, Resi in The Great Waltz at Los Angeles Civic Light Opera and the title role in the hit musical Fanny at the Majestic Theatre in 1954.In 1961, Henderson headlined the national tour of The Sound of Music as Maria Von Trapp, a role she reprised in a 1978 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. She returned to Broadway in 1963 to star in the Noel Coward musical The Girl Who Came to Supper at the Broadway Theatre, opposite Jose Ferrer. Henderson took on two more classic Rodgers and Hammerstein roles in the 1960s, as Anna opposite Ricardo Montalban’s King in The King and I at the Los Angeles Music Center in 1965 and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at the New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center in 1967. Her biggest film project was a leading role in the 1970 movie musical failure Song of Norway.Of course, she is best known to fans around the world as everyone’s favorite TV mom, Carol Brady, on the iconic sitcom The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, as well as many follow-up Brady projects, including the highly-rated TV movie A Very Brady Christmas. Following the sitcom’s original run, she returned to musical theater, headlining a national tour of Annie Get Your Gun in 1974 and playing Ella Peterson in Bells Are Ringing opposite Dean Jones at Los Angeles Civic Light Opera.Henderson can be heard on many original cast recordings including Oklahoma!, South Pacific and The Girl Who Came to Supper and also released an album featuring songs from the Broadway musicals Flower Drum Song and Gypsy.More recently, Henderson appeared as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars in 2010 and was seen in the audience of the popular dance show just days before her death cheering on contestant Maureen McComick, her Brady Bunch TV daughter. She’s also served as host on two shows on RLTV, a talk show (The Florence Henderson Show) and a cooking show (Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson). View Commentslast_img read more

Give what cannot be taken

first_imgThere is nothing more important in this life than the relationships we develop, the lives we touch, and the people we love. In a world permeated with sensationalism and animosity, we can easily become ensnared in the lure of disagreement; and focus more on what we can take from others, rather than what we can give.I grew up in humble circumstances.  My mom was a single parent, raising five young children and working three jobs just to make ends meet, all while attending school full time.  We didn’t have much.  One particular Christmas, my mom sat us children down, and explained that she was not sure Santa would be able to visit our home that year.  We didn’t fully understand why, but we did understand the sadness in our mom’s eyes.  Though Santa wouldn’t come with his bag full of presents, we were happy.  Why?  Because our mom had taught us that in life, it’s not what you take, but what you give that brings true and lasting happiness.“Where there is love, there is life.”That Christmas morning will be one I will never forget.  True to her word, Santa didn’t come that year…or so we thought.  There were no presents under the tree, but as my mom opened the front door to feel the cool, crisp air, she gasped.  There on the front porch was an enormous box full of wrapped Christmas presents, each inscribed with one of our names and the words, “From Santa.”  My mom burst into tears.  It wasn’t until I was older that I fully understood the significance of those tears…the significance of the life forever touched as a result of that outpouring of love.“A true act of goodwill always sparks another.”To this day, I have no clue as to the identity of our Secret Santa, and I certainly don’t remember the gifts I received. But I will never forget the feeling of that Christmas morning, and the joy I felt knowing that Santa had come after all.  You see, some loving stranger gave us the gift that cannot be taken, lasting and loving memories borne of a selfless act of love.  The feelings of that day have forever shaped my life, and I am reminded that despite a world full of animosity, love still binds us all.  My wife and kids now continue that tradition of giving to those in need.  Our hope is to give what cannot be taken.“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”  In this season of giving, may we remember that it’s not what we take, but what we give that brings true and lasting happiness.  Be the love we desire to see in the world, and do for others what they sometimes cannot do for themselves.  It’s in this spirit of gratitude and service that we unlock the fullness of life and all the joys it has to offer. 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joshua W. Poole Joshua W. Poole began his credit union career as a part-time teller, shortly after graduating from high school in 1999.  He has a passion for leadership and change management, and … Web: https://www.brecofcu.com Detailslast_img read more

WATCH: SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down

first_imgHere is the CBS Livestream: (WBNG) — NASA confirms astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken have successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-crew-dragon-nasa-astronauts-splashdown-watch-live-stream-today-2020-08-02/ —————————————————————————————————– (WBNG) — SpaceX Crew Dragon returns to Earth on Sunday.last_img read more

FDA seeks input on produce safety action plan

first_img Because space will be limited, the FDA recommends that people interested in attending the meeting register no later than Jun 22. The agency also said people may submit written or electronic comments on the draft action plan. The official notice (see link below) gives details on registration and submission of comments. Should the action plan cover any foods other than fruits and vegetables that have not been treated with heat? Jun 15, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today it is producing a comprehensive new action plan for reducing pathogenic contamination in fresh produce and wants public input on it. Does the FDA’s existing guidance on reducing microbial hazards in fresh produce need to be expanded or otherwise revised? “The draft of the 2004 produce action plan addresses all principal points between the farm and table where contamination of produce could occur,” the FDA announcement says. The plan covers fresh fruits and vegetables in whole condition or minimally processed (such as peeled or sliced but not cooked). It does not deal with processed products such as juice or farm products other than fruits and vegetables; tree nuts are excluded. In a Federal Register notice, the FDA said it will publish a draft of the plan before a public meeting scheduled Jun 29 to gather comments. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Md. What major practices contribute to the contamination of fresh produce by harmful pathogens? How should progress toward the goal of reducing illness related to consumption of produce be measured? The new plan is a continuation of the FDA’s “Produce and Imported Food Safety Initiative,” launched in 1997, the agency said. That effort led to the publication in 1998 of the “Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.” Although that document “has been well received and widely adopted,” foodborne illness outbreaks continue to occur, the agency said. The aim of the Jun 29 meeting is to gather the opinions of other government agencies and industry groups as well as the general public, officials said. The FDA published a set of nine questions to help focus comments at the meeting. Examples include: The new plan is titled “Produce Safety from Production to Consumption: An action Plan to Minimize Foodborne Illness Associated with Fresh Produce.” It reflects lessons learned from inspections of farms and produce packing facilities and investigations of foodborne disease outbreaks, the FDA said.last_img read more

Keep tobacco products out of all pharmacies

first_imgYour March 29 editorial was highly critical of Albany County’s tobacco-free pharmacies bill. One of your criticisms was that Albany County sought only to ban tobacco products in pharmacies, while allowing the sale of other unhealthy products such as candy and sugary drinks.Smoking kills 600,000 Americans each year. Of the 580,000 people you mentioned who die of heart disease, it should be noted that one-third of these deaths are from smoking. While tobacco products kill when used as directed, candy and soda do not.Your statement that “many big grocery stores and department stores … all have pharmacies inside them” is in error. The majority of these don’t. You go on to point out that “the county isn’t seeking to ban them from selling tobacco.” Yes, the county Legislature is if the stores contain a pharmacy. I have to wonder if you actually read the bill.Selling a deadly product where people go to buy products to improve their health sends a message, especially to youths, that tobacco may not be hazardous to their health. Selling tobacco there is excellent free advertising for tobacco products. The picture of a wall of cigarette packs that accompanied your article may be even better free advertising. Tobacco companies are not allowed to post such a picture in your newspaper. So, why did you?Carol WatermanAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Planning: local authority reorganisation leads to joint approach

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Europe’s poor relation

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City of London office revival gathers pace

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Deregistration – This issue is actually far bigger than just Family First

first_imgWE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE.We haven’t been deregistered just yet! The media have misinterpreted the impact of the decision by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. They were quick to broadcast the news that we have been ‘stripped’ of our charitable status. The truth is that this is the intention of the Charities Board.But they had the same intention in 2015 – and thanks to your support – they failed. And we need to help them ‘fail’ again.To do that, we will be lodging papers this week in the Wellington High Court to stop them – again. The deregistration is not effective until 18 September, but under the Charities Act 2005 (ironically section 59), we can halt the process and lodge an Appeal with the Registrar of the High Court. And that’s exactly where we’re heading. So until the court rules on this issue, and for as long as we fight the issue – which we will ‘all the way’ because of the greater issue at stake of freedom of speech & belief and the role of marriage & family in NZ – then Family First is still a charitable organisation.You and I can ‘put a spoke’ in their agenda.It’s very important to understand – this issue is far far bigger than just Family First’s charitable status.As board member Bruce Logan wrote in May,…It is unlikely that Family First will ever find itself defending any issue of greater importance. Deregistration would be a legal victory for those ideologues who would take power away from the family and give it to the state…. Deregistration is a critical issue, but it is not the most significant. The desire for deregistration has its origin in an ideology that redefines the family…Please take a moment to read his full article by clicking the link below in order to understand what’s really at stake.Thanks so much for your messages of support and the gifts already made to our Fighting Fund.The freedom to speak about, believe in, and promote marriage and family is worth the fight.Bob McCoskrieNational DirectorLISTEN – Bob McCoskrie debates the issue on Radio NZ’s “The Panel”MORE INFO about the Charities Registration Boardhttps://www.charities.govt.nz/about-charities-services/charities-registration-board/TELL the Charities Board what you think mailto:CCRegistrationinfo@dia.govt.nzlast_img read more

Besiktas in talks with Bright Enobakhare

first_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes The Turkish giants are in the market for a new striker signing and scouts have put forward Enobakhare’s name. read also:Enobakhare returns to Wolves from unsuccessful Wigan loan It’s suggested the potential of the 22-year-old and his reasonable personal demands make him attractive to a Besiktas board in the process of cutting their budget for next season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian was cut loose from his Wolves contract by mutual consent last month in order to free him up to negotiate with interested clubs. Enobakhare has attracted interest from across Europe – including Besiktas, reports TMW.Advertisement Besiktas are in talks with released Wolves striker, Bright Enobakhare. Loading… last_img read more