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Citizens Bank donates $10,000 to the Paramount in Rutland

first_imgCitizens Bank has announced it has made a $10,000 donation to the Paramount Theatre in Rutland to support its 2010 season.“We are just delighted that Citizens Bank is generously supporting our upcoming 2010 season,” said Bruce Bouchard, executive director of the Paramount Theatre. “We appreciate Citizens Bank’s partnership and commitment, and we are grateful to the entire team at Citizens Bank, who have been fundamentally important in the building of a new era at the Paramount.”Citizens Bank will help sponsor the remainder of the Paramount Theatre’s 2010 season featuring the following shows: Guys & Dolls, Electric Hot Tuna, Brandi Carlisle, Tower of Power, Garbo and Me, Menopause the Musical, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Taylor Hicks, John Hiatt Solo, Death of a Salesman, Benjamin Moser Pianist, Rhythm of the Dance, Victor Wooten, Ron White, Ani DiFranco, Spencer’s Theatre of Illusion, and Garrison Keillor Christmas.“Citizens Bank is so pleased to honor and celebrate our partnership with the Paramount Theatre, to support its mission to enrich the region’s cultural life and heritage, and to help steward the Paramount on its exciting journey,” said Brigitte Ritchie, vice president of public affairs and community relations at Citizens Bank Vermont. “Today, we are excited to announce our commitment and witness the spectacular achievements of this community resource for the arts. We believe the Paramount Theatre will continue to serve as a catalyst for economic growth in the Rutland area. We are honored to be a part of it.”Built in 1912 and 1913 by George T.Chaffee. the Theatre, then known as The Playhouse Theatre of Rutland, opened on January 16, 1914. The classical style exterior architecture of the building reflected the “City Beautiful” movement of the time, while the interior took on the look of a Victorian opera house. The theatre provided seating for 1000 patrons and many called it one of the finest theatres in America.During the disastrous flood of 1927, while water lapped at the foundation, the theatre provided refuge for Rutland residents driven out of their homes in lower parts of the city. When “talking pictures” came to town, The Playhouse embraced the movie phenomenon, and as a motion picture theatre, was renamed The Paramount, in 1931.In the 1970s, however, like many small theatres across the country, the Paramount paralleled the decline of the film industry and closed its doors in 1975. The theatre sat empty and neglected for nearly a decade, until the Center on the Alley, Inc. was formed to purchase the theatre for use as a performing arts center.The successful restoration of the Paramount Theatre was completed in February 2000 and an Opening Night Gala in March 2000 honored the artisans and contributors who made the historic project possible. Today it is the only fully-restored, historic landmark that serves as a presenting hall between Burlington, Vermont, and Pittsfield, Mass.”“Once again, the Paramount Theatre has assumed its role as an arts, cultural, and educational leader, and as a significant and valuable community resource. Citizens Bank initially came on board with great trust and assurance that we could make them proud to be in business with us as we set about to help to revitalize a community and to be the primary economic driver of cultural events in the evening in south central Vermont,” added Bouchard. “We’re proud of what we have to offer and are thankful to Citizens Bank for supporting us in celebrating community and creativity. We look forward to a long, healthy, and mutually beneficial relationship in the years to come, and we are extremely grateful to Citizens Bank for their vision and financial dedication to the Paramount. This partnership not only ensures the financial stability of the theatre, but it also vastly extends our ability to promote the performing and cultural arts in Vermont.”The Paramount Theatre will host over 88 production nights for the 2010/2011 Season (including film), attracting more than 40,000 patrons. It has a 15-member Board of Trustees and serves as a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution. The Paramount Theatre is home to numerous arts-producing organizations and civic forums throughout the area.About Citizens BankCitizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 25 branches and 24 ATMs in Vermont.RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $144 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG’s Web site is citizensbank.com.Source: Citizens Bank. 6.15.2010last_img read more

PBC Building Division South County Permitting Office Closed

first_imgPALM BEACH COUNTY – Due to health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palm Beach County Building Division’s South County Permitting Office will be closed until further notice, effective March 31, 2020.The majority of permit types that were previously submitted in the South County office are now able to be submitted via the online system https://www.pbcgov.org/ePZB.Admin.WebSPA/#/login, and more permit types are being added to the system frequently.Please visit their website for more information:http://discover.pbcgov.org/pzb/building/PDF/Online_Submittal_Building_Permit_Notice.pdf.If you have previously submitted plans at the South County location, they may be picked up at the Palm Beach County Vista Center office, 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, or if you are unable to do so, you may contact the Building Division at 561-233-5101 to request an alternate delivery plan.last_img read more

Wells promoted to OFBF director of digital communications

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has promoted Callie Wells of Columbus to director of digital communications.Wells, who started at Ohio Farm Bureau in 2012 as a communications specialist, will provide leadership for the organization’s website and social media. Last year, Ohio Farm Bureau launched a new website, ofbf.org, which combines the former Farm Bureau and Our Ohio sites into a comprehensive source of useful information and provide access to the organization’s resources. Wells also produces videos as well as contributes to Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News, Ohio Farm Bureau’s consumer and farm publications.Wells grew up in Butler County. She has a master’s degree in agricultural communications and a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agricultural education from Ohio State University. She is a 2013 graduate of AgriPOWER, Ohio Farm Bureau’s year-long leadership training program.last_img read more

SP wants seven seats from NCP-Cong.

first_imgThe Samajwadi Party (SP) has demanded seven seats from the alliance of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the Assembly polls. The Congress and NCP have locked into a 50:50 seat-sharing formula, deciding to contest 125 seats each and leave 38 for their other allies. The Assembly has 288 seats. The Akhilesh Yadav-led SP has demanded two seats in Mumbai and five spread across Marathwada and western Maharastra, party leaders said. A senior Congress leader said, “A meeting was held with the SP leaders on Tuesday and we have agreed on the first three seats: Bhiwandi East, Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar and Aurangabad East. Talks are still on for the rest of the seats.” The meeting was attended by Mumbai Congress chief Eknath Gaikwad and deputy leader in Assembly Arif Nasim Khan. The SP leadership said it is keen to field new faces in Mumbai, including Byculla corporator Rais Shaikh, while other candidates could be fielded in Ratnagiri and Jalgaon districts. The Congress leadership confirmed seven seats have been allotted to the SP. In 2014, the Congress and NCP had contested the elections separately after failing to reach a satisfactory seat-sharing arrangement. In prior elections, the Congress would have a larger share of seats. However, given that the NCP won four seats in the Lok Sabha polls held this year and the Congress only one, the allies seem to have agreed on contesting an equal number of seats.last_img read more

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