Overtime…Anji Corley new co-host of national show ‘Vacation Creation’

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier ANJI CORLEY, right, and Andrea Feczko are the co-hosts of “Vacation Creation,” a nationally-syndicated show which airs on ABC stations each weekend. In Pittsburgh, it airs on WTAE-TV Channel 4 most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Corley, a Pitt graduate, formerly hosted mornings on WAMO Radio. by BILL NEAL, For New Pittsburgh Courier:10—Look, Look, Look…I know you’re still waiting for the next music memory to be bestowed upon you. And here it is (and you know it’s the bomb because I’m starting off with it). If you lived anytime between 1968 and 1978 you’ve got this in your mix somewhere…The legendary Four Tops classic and underrated, “Still Waters.” One of the greatest and most underappreciated LP’s of all-time. Mannnn, I am talking about a serious stroll down memory lane that will put a smile on your face and “Joy” in your heart. Now go get it. And you’re welcome.:09—Now that the Lakers have truly lost their NBA minds I’ll commit early to Golden State for the next three years. Are you kidding me? Frank Who? Oh, Frank Vogel! No, I had it right… Frank Who?:08—As far as the NBA East goes, my pick was the 76ers, but can you believe that last-second buzzer beater Kawhi Leonard hit for Toronto??!! CRAZY! So it’s Toronto vs. Milwaukee for the East title. And needless to say, if the Warriors can take out Houston even without Kevin Durant…yea, I got the Warriors to win it all. They’re playing Portland in the West finals.:07—Here’s the good news…Your Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp July 25. First game without “B & B,” preseason opener Friday, Aug. 9 versus Tampa Bay at home – 7:30 p.m. “Here we go, Steelers, Here we go!”:06—A little shoutout to one Albert Pujols, clean Albert, non-steroid Albert for accomplishing something only one other player has ever accomplished in Major League history. That’s right, two men in the entirety of Major League Baseball have 3,000 hits, 2,000 runs batted in and 600 home runs—Albert, after driving in his 2,000th run last Friday night and the inestimable Hank Aaron. Take that, you Advanced Metric nerds.:05—Pittsburgh, here’s a proud and well-deserved atta-girl to our very own Anji Corley, formerly of WAMO. If you haven’t seen it, she’s co-hosting a national travel program called “Vacation Creation” that airs on most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on WTAE-TV (Channel 4). And she’s beautiful and fabulous. Another Pittsburgh champion. Corley formerly hosted the WAMO morning show with Sly Jock, and later with GQ, along with hosting the midday show. She also was a radio personality in Washington, D.C., New York, and Sirius XM. Corley also hosted a digital travel series, “Local Eyes.” She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.:04—Speaking of champions, the 45th consecutive Willie “Pops” Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards and Connie Hawkins Pro/Am Summer Basketball League Hall of Fame Inductions will be held Saturday, June 15. Here’s to you, “Pops!” We are still “Fam-I-lee!” For information call Achieving Greatness Inc. at 412-628-4856.:03—How about your boy Tiger Woods going to the White House to kiss Donald Trump’s butt. C’mon, Tiger, represent at least once, will ya!?!:02—Say what you want about the Pittsburgh Pirates, they’re in the fight and they give you what they got, especially “Cool” Josh Bell. And trust me when I tell ya, there’s not a better time to be had than a night at PNC Park. Try it, you’ll like it.:01—It’s “on” and poppin’ now, to be sure. “Soul Take—Champions Live!” Western PA’s #1 sports talk show. Starring Kevin Cameron, Bill Neal and a cast of celebs and sports V.I.P’s. Tune in every Saturday on urbanmediatoday.com. If you want to come on the show call me at 412-628-4856.:00—GAME OVER!last_img read more

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County to Decide Little Silver Winery Proposal

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – The debate over a proposed commercial winery for a Seven Bridges Road property is moving outside the borough in early August when it will be considered by Monmouth County officials.The county’s Agricultural Development Board is scheduled to hear the controversial proposal during its Aug. 7 meeting in Freehold. The plan, submitted by Seven Bridges Winery, LLC, seeks to operate a winery and retail outlet on the property overlooking the Shrewsbury River that the owner now uses as a vineyard and residence.Seven Bridges Winery is asking the county board for its approval by asking it to issue a site-specific agricultural management practice plan.The plan, submitted to the county board and filed on Feb. 9, is requesting “an exemption of municipal site plan review” with approval under the state statute commonly referred to as the Right to Farm Act.Richard DeBlasi, the owner of the site, is “requesting the Monmouth CADB (County Agricultural Development Board) affirm that the sale of wine is an accepted farm market practice,” under state statute. “We also request that we can bottle (package) the agricultural output of the farm and establish a farm market facility (“Tasting Room”) without the expense and burden of municipal site plan review,” according to DeBlasi’s application.When the application is heard, along with those issues, the board will likely discuss matters of ingress and egress at the site because Seven Bridges Road is a county road, said Harriet Honigfeld, program coordinator for the county’s Division of Planning.DeBlasi has been growing grapes on about 5 acres of the approximately 15-acre tract he has owned for the past 10 years. A total of 12.7 of the acreage is assessed as farmland. Prior to DeBlasi owning it, the location was a farm that grew and harvested hay, according to the application.DeBlasi did not return phone calls by press time seeking comment on his move to seek county approval for his plan.His attorney, Patrick Accisano, Sea Girt, was unavailable for comment.Previously, borough officials expressed concern that forwarding the application to the county was an attempt to circumvent borough approval on a plan that has stirred some controversy locally, with a number of area residents voicing opposition, fearing a commercial operation in a residential zone, and all that would entail – additional noise, traffic.Residents who appeared before the borough council when the proposal was first floated “were uniformly against it,” Mayor Robert Neff Jr. saidThe state statute, approved in 1983, is intended to protect farms and farmers from public and private nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations, according to the state Department of Agriculture.Early in 2012, DeBlasi appeared before the borough council on two occasions to talk about his proposal and seek a zoning change that would allow the winery as a permitted use in the area.“He didn’t get any interest from the council,” for that measure, said Neff.Without the zoning change, DeBlasi could have sought a use variance from the borough Zoning Board of Adjust­ment, which would have meant meeting a fairly rigorous legal burden to show the negatives of the project didn’t outweigh any positives it would have brought. Instead he moved to the county seeking its approval.“At the end of the day what we’re looking to do is to make absolutely sure when and if the (county) board approves this proposal, the (borough) council retains control over safety, health and welfare issues, particularly with regards to traffic and health codes that apply,” Neff saidThe Agricultural Develop­ment Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the freeholders’ meeting chambers.last_img read more

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TALAMO & CALLAGHAN TEAM WITH LONGSHOT DIVINA COMEDIA TO WIN $75,000 SOUTHERN TRUCE STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS AS FRENCH-BRED MARE COVERS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:42.89

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (July 3, 2016)–A close fourth into the first turn behind a three-horse scramble that included favored Living The Life, Belle Hill and Gloryzapper, longshot Divina Comedia sat a close fourth down the backside, overtook Living The Life three furlongs out, wheeled three-wide turning for home and prevailed by 1 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo in Sunday’s $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Simon Callaghan, Divina Comedia got a mile and a sixteenth in 1:42.89.“We had an absolutely perfect trip today,” said Talamo. “It was a great set up. Those two fillies (Gloryzapper and Belle Hill) went head and head the whole way and they went fairly quickly, so the set up was in our favor. My mare was all heart down the lane.”Fifth, beaten 7 ¾ lengths by the mighty Beholder in the Grade I Vanity Mile here on June 4, French-bred Divina Comedia was off at 16-1 in a field of seven older fillies and mares and paid $35.00, $12.40 and $7.00.Owned by Marsha Naify, Divina Comedia notched her first stakes win and her fourth victory overall from 18 starts. With the winner’s share of $47,100, she increased her earnings to $218,272.“Joe took care of her in her last race against Beholder because he knew what a tough spot that was,” said Carlos Santamaria, assistant to Callaghan. “She came out of that race great and she was ready to go today.”Caught three-wide into the first turn, Gloryzapper took a narrow half length advantage on Belle Hill when the two of them straightened out down the backside, remained two off the fence into and around the far turn and just held the place by a head over a fast finishing Show Stealer.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Gloryzapper was the second choice in the wagering and paid $4.20 and $3.00.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Show Stealer rallied from well off the pace to finish third, 3 ½ lengths clear of Moyo Honey. Off at 15-1, Show Stealer paid $4.80 to show.Off at 8-5, Living The Life fell out of contention quickly on the far turn and was eased.Fractions on the race were 23.01, 46.50, 1:11.00 and 1:36.37.First post time for a nine-race card on Independence Day, Monday, is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

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