Warrens Bakery has teamed up with Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison as it opens its first-ever stores in London. The partnership with Bake Off’s youngest-ever star, who appeared in the fifth series of the show, will see the craft bakery produce a series of videos and recipes with Collison to ‘Uncover the craft in British baking’. This will include a behind-the-scenes trip to Warrens’ main production facility in St Just.Meanwhile, Warrens has opened one site in London with two more to follow next month and in January as part of an expansion drive. The Devonshire Row store opened on 15 November, with a soft launch for New Street Square on 6 December followed by Leadenhall Market early next year.The stores will stock Warrens bread, hand-crimped pasties, sausage rolls, scones, cakes and sandwiches. NPD has been a core focus for the brand this year, with new additions to the range including vegan, gluten-free and roast dinner pasties.“I think there is still plenty of room for brilliant, traditional British bakeries in London, which is why I’m so excited to see Warrens Bakery launch its first London store,” said Collison.“Britain is wonderfully multicultural, bringing the possibilities to try bakes from across the globe, but holding on to British bakes and bakeries is so important.”With 60 bakeries across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Essex and Hampshire, the London stores are being used as a ‘launch-pad’ for expansion in the capital with more openings in the pipeline, according to Warrens.Warrens Bakery chairman Mark Sullivan has targeted 1,000 stores throughout the UK over the next few years.“We are well known by tourists who visit the West Country, many of whom have asked us to open up near them. Now, with our expansion drive, we are doing just that,” he said. “London is a very special part of this journey; it’s symbolic. By establishing stores at the heart of the capital, we’re showing that we are serious about taking affordable craft bakery to the nation.”
With their impromptu performance at Governors Ball interrupted by storms, the supergroup Prophets of Rage have announced an intimate performance at the Brooklyn club Warsaw to be held tonight, June 5th. Prophets of Rage only first came into the public eye recently, when three of the four Rage Against The Machine members teamed up with B-Real and Chuck D to create the new supergroup.After two performances in the Los Angeles area, the band announced yesterday that they would be performing at Governors Ball today. When GovBall cancelled due to inclement weather, the supergroup rebounded with an announcement of a performance at Warsaw. The 1,000-person room should make for quite the intimate audience.For details, check out the band’s post on Facebook:See you there!
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It’s Saturday evening and the Serrano family is running down the field, exchanging a soccer ball from one player to another.The family cheers and claps as Ruth Serrano, a seventh-grader at 32nd School/USC MaST K-8 School, kicks the ball with force. The goalie dives, arms spread out, but misses the ball.Kicking it · Emanuel Serrano (left) and daughter Ruth chase after the ball as Fernando prepares to kick it down the field. The Serranos regularly visit Cromwell Field to play soccer. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Ruth’s older brother, Fernando, gives her a double high-five. It’s now her turn to play goalie.The Serrano family hails from the Pico-Union area but visits USC regularly to play soccer and spend time together under the lights of Cromwell Field. The field, they say, is a great asset to the community even though it is part of USC’s campus.“It helps out a lot of the community because there are no actual parks around here where the community can actually go and have activity time without having any problems,” Fernando said.The Serranos aren’t the only local residents who come to USC to use the track.The track and field has its seasonal uses, offering practice space for the Trojan Marching Band in the fall and various club sports practices throughout the year. But there are also those who come out daily dressed in sweatsuits from head to toe to power walk and run. And then there are those who work on their soccer headbutts or spiral football throw. There are the sports teams, like the USC men’s lacrosse team and the L.A. United Track Club, a youth club that uses the space to practice. There’s even the small child who uses the sandpit as his personal sandbox.Fernando said the space is well known around the local community; many of his friends utilize the space to play soccer on a weekly basis.Ruth, an active football, basketball and soccer player, said her middle school also comes to the track once every other week to do a 30-minute run and occasionally a timed mile run.The youngest of the Serranos, third-grader Daniel, said soccer is his favorite sport. Daniel runs alongside his father, receives, guards and kicks the ball. He said he learns more about the sport from his family every time the Serranos come out to play.The track gives families like the Serranos the chance to connect with each other, but it can also give students a chance to connect with members of the local community.Kevin Chou, a junior majoring in music who goes to the track at least three times a week, said he sometimes takes advantage of the different activities happening around him on the track.“I talk to some of the people and if I see some people throwing the ball I ask them, ‘Hey are you guys going to start a game?’ Sometimes they say yes,” Chou said.Chou said local community members have also asked him to start up a football game.He noted, however, that it rarely happens that both groups actually come together and interact.“It’s almost like we’re doing our own thing,” he said.But Robert Medina, the enrollment and scholarship officer for USC Army ROTC who regularly comes out to the track and also has an office in the Physical Education Building that overlooks the bright green Astroturf and eight lanes of rubber, mentioned that the space is very unique within the local area.“I quickly noticed that Cromwell Field was a very dynamic gathering place at night,” he wrote in an e-mail. “It’s a great service to the L.A. community.”Those who use it are under careful watch of a Department of Public Safety Community Service officer.The officer serves the Cromwell Field from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to DPS Capt. David Carlisle.Despite the amount of activity, Carlisle said there are rarely any issues.“If the lacrosse team has an official practice and another group wants to play soccer on the field at the same time, the [community service officer] has access to who is entitled to use the field at that time,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Generally speaking though, there are few problems at the Cromwell Field.”Fernando also emphasized the safety of the area and said it’s a nice place for his younger brother and sister to stay active.“It’s a safe environment, and you can actually have some fun,” he said.
The LSU football team has introduced a face-shield helmet for their players to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the pandemic — but the new “splash shields” are not going over well with the players.MORE: Here are the college football games canceled by SEC’s conference-only schedule “It’s like breathing in a Ziploc bag,” offensive lineman Austin Deculus said in response.Here’s how Twitter reacted to the shields:The Southeastern Conference has announced it will play a 10-game conference only schedule in 2020 with games scheduled to start on Sept. 26. Here’s how some of the players reacted after trying on the helmets for the first time inside the team’s locker room.WARNING: Tweets, videos contain NSFW language.“I can’t f—ing breathe under this thing,” LSU linebacker Soni Fonua said.
SHREWSBURY – In celebration of the 350th anniversary of New Jersey and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the borough, the Shrewsbury Historical Society announced the publication of “The Story of Shrewsbury Revisited, 1965-2015” by Rick Geffken and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden.The new publication refreshes “The Story of Shrewsbury” written by Richard Kraybill in 1964. It features a reprint of Kraybill’s work, along with an update of the previous 50 years in Shrewsbury’s history.Co-author Rick Geffken said, “This new book is the fascinating history of the second oldest town in Monmouth County, established in 1665. When originally founded, Shrewsbury comprised a huge area from the Navesink River, then south to Little Egg Harbor. It included all of what is today’s Ocean County. Seventy years ago, it became the borough, which it is today.“We’ve included a careful expansion of the subjects Kraybill wrote about, and added new research about the impact of the first European contacts with the Native American Lenape culture,” said Geffken.According to the author, the publication also mentions Shrewsbury’s historic Four Corners, the buildings on the corners of Broad Street and Sycamore Avenue, including Christ Church (1702), the Presbyterian Church (1735), Quaker Meeting House (1672), and the Allen House (late 1600s), known as Monmouth County’s most historic acre.The publication specifically discusses the constructor of Christ Church Episcopal, Rev. Samuel Cooke, and his biography. The work contains historic print, illustrations of maps, and more than 30 profiles and photographs of famous, prominent historical citizens.“It really is two books in one,” said Burden. He explained the current text incorporates a previous published work detailing the town’s history up to 1965; the second section brings Shrewsbury up to today and looks forward to its future. That section, penned by Burden and Geffken, is “an update” of the community as it made its way from a largely agricultural area to a commercial and residential site.The book also sheds light on the role of the Shrewsbury Friends, the Quakers, in aiding the abolition of slaver y in America, which many readers are unaware of. The oldest buildings in town are noted, and the uniqueness of the Shrewsbury community is appreciated and praised in this historic work, along with the recognition of the newer businesses and homes that have added to the town, keeping the balance.“Because Shrewsbury is such a classic town in a lot of the way it exists, the council of the town over the last 50 years has been very conscious about keeping the balance of the old colonial style of the town, and the modern additions,” said Geffken. “It’s important to recognize that they’ve done a good job.”He gave the example of the historic hub of Shrewsbury, the Four Corners, being so close to The Grove, a center for modernized businesses.Today, Burden observed, Shrewsbury has become a location populated by medical offices and facilities, retail shopping destinations, as well as having a number of higher density residential developments – both age restricted and not – over recent years.Geffken decided to join The Shrewsbury Historical Society, of which Burden is the resident, after the vibrancy of a group meeting he attended appealed to his interest in history. Burden informed him of Kraybill’s work that was coming up on being 50 years old, and asked Geffken to help him rewrite it. The rest was history.In doing that they included “stories of personalities,” that have become well known to locals and legendary local events, including some significant fires that are stilled talked about, Burden explained.Geffken revealed that rewriting the publication took a minimum of 20 hours a week, and a lot of research into archives and newspaper files. “One of the most important things we did in the book was reprint the 1964 version in its entirety, which was out of print and unavailable for a long time. It was the go-to story of the history of Shrewsbury from 1664 on. It was written by a committee, but they didn’t necessarily do a lot of historical research, so we wanted to update this with some commentary with some new historic sources,” said Geffken.Co-author Burden said, “We are gratified by the initial reaction to the book and its format. We’re happy people find our format agreeable and relevant.”Any history buffs that have an interest in the crucial past of Monmouth County and the importance and growth of the community of Shrewsbury, would find this book engaging. It can be purchased by sending payment to the Shrewsbury Historical Society, attention Donald Burden, President, at 419 Sycamore Ave., PO Box 333, Shrewsbury NJ, 07702. It is priced at $30 for the hard cover and $20 for the softcover, with a $5 shipping and handling fee.John Burton contributed to this story.
By John BurtonRED BANK – Local business owner Dean Ross continues to “Shine a Light” on cyclist safety for the community.On Monday, Ross joined other members of Monmouth Reform Temple, a Jewish Reform Congregation located in Tinton Falls, to install front and rear bicycle lights and offer safety helmets as part of his “Shine the Light” program.Since last May, Ross and his fellow congregants, working with representatives from St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 121 Bridge Ave., and with the assistance of local community activist David Prown, have been offering to install the battery-operated lights on bikes for anyone. It’s been largely members of the Hispanic community who have come by the church to take advantage of it.The group installed 16 light sets on bikes during the two-hour period Monday evening, despite the chilly and rainy weather which may have kept some away, Ross acknowledged.“We had a pretty good turnout,” despite the weather, Ross said.Ross and his group have conducted their Shine the Light program on five occasions since last May, installing lights on approximately 200 bikes.He believes this is making things a little safer for those who rely on bicycles for their primary means of transportation, likely sparing riders injuries or worse.Jay Wiesenfeld was one of the volunteers from Monmouth Reformed Temple who installed bike lights.Ross is a Lincroft resident who owns and operates Red Bank’s Doc Shoppe shoe store, 43 Broad St., and co-owns the Bagel Oven, 72 Monmouth St. He said he got the idea when he was driving along Highway 35 one evening and “I saw a bicycle go across me in the dark, no light,” dodging traffic. Subsequently he then noticed the number of cyclists riding along the busy Newman Springs Road, with people on bikes competing with speeding vehicles.A majority are Hispanic and many were riding home at night, working in local restaurants, often dressed in black clothing, as required for their jobs. And then, “The light bulb went off in my head,” with the idea, he remembered.Ross had about 75 lights available Monday evening. He has been covering the cost of the lights, buying them online, explaining the company provides a discount for them, given this is a charitable effort.Donated safety helmets are distributed for those who need them, Ross said, indicating they had about a dozen available on Monday.Ross ties this effort in with his temple’s Mitzvah Day efforts, where congregants participate in community service, and is coordinated with St. Anthony’s considerable social needs outreach efforts for the Hispanic and the larger community.The program is held to coincide with St. Anthony’s food pantry service, which the church conducts on Monday’s, according to Ross.“We have to address the helmets and safety things, the safety things,” for community members, Ross said.Arthur Fama, a St. Anthony’s deacon, spoke of the program’s clear benefits. “No question in my mind this is making things safer,” he said, noting when he leaves the church in the evening, “You can see the lights in the neighborhood.”Ross hopes to extend the program to Freehold and then possibly Long Branch, two communities with large Hispanic communities and many bike riders. The program will return to St. Anthony’s on June 6, from 5-7 p.m.“You know,” Ross said, mulling over his response to the question of why he undertook this effort, “we’re only on this earth for a short time and if I can help a few people…” he finished, leaving it open ended.
Defending Kootenay Rugby Union Trail Colonials dumped the Nelson Grizzlies 32-12 on opening weekend Saturday at Sunningdale Pitch in the Silver City.The game was the first of the season for both clubs. Scott Cormie scored had two scores for the Grizzlies while Pete Lagerhammer added a single try.First home action for Nelson is Saturday, May 12 at Lakeside Pitch.Game time is 1 p.m.Meanwhile, Trail prepares for a home-and-home series beginning Saturday in Cranbrook against the Rocky Mountain Rogues.The teams are back in Trail May 26.
Micah May of L.V. Rogers and Taylen Hayaiw of Mount Sentinel won for the second time in as many races as the West Kootenay High School Cross Country circuit made a stop Wednesday in South Slocan.Mount Sentinel hosted the second race on the circuit at Slocan Pools course near FortisBC facility in South Slocan.May topped the Senior Boy’s division, edging teammate Kieran Marchand by more than a minute.May finished the 5.5 kilometer course in a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds.Third in the race was Darian Johnson of LVR followed by Tibo Kohlmel.Aley Sukra of Salmo was fifth while Romel Butt of J.V. Humphries in Kaslo was sixth.Malte Liedtloe of LVR, Logan Rexan of Mount Sentinel and Martin Outearano of LVR rounded out the top ten. In the Senior Girls race, Hayaiw narrowly won the race by 33 seconds over Naomi Perkins of LVR.Hayaiw finished the race in a time of 21:03.Kolibri Drobisk of New Denver was third in the division followed by Rosie Velisek of Mount Sentinel in fourth.Elsa Hayaiw was fifth and Sydney Zimmer of LVR was sixth.In Junior Boy’s race, Matti Erikson of Trafalgar won for the second race ahead of Tanner Randa of Mount Sentinel second and Adam Kurch of Trafalgar third.Devon Duericher of New Denver was fourth while Bailey Rollick of Salmo was fifth.Avie Waterfall and Kiera Taylor of Trafalgar finished one-two in the Junior Girl’s raceSakura Azzorpardi and Amelre Treman, both of New Denver, took third and fourth spots.Chelsea Ginther of Salmo was fifth.The circuit shifts to LVR in Nelson for the next race Wednesday.
Steven Winter Associates has been honored by the Connecticut Green Building Council for its contributions to three residential projects in the state, including the second house in the country to win certification under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Challenge Home program.Steven Winter Associates is a research and consulting firm specializing in energy efficiency. Steven Winter, an architect, was the chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council from 1999 to 2003.The projects cited at the 2013 Green Building Awards in June included:Chamberlain Heights, a renovated public housing project in Meriden. Features included extensive surface water management, drought-tolerant plants, low-VOC paints, and the addition of insulation without disturbing existing exterior brick. The 124-unit project cost $26 million.Performance House in Old Greenwich, which became the second house in the country to win Challenge Home certification. The house also won certification as LEED-Platinum, Energy Star, WaterSense and National Green Building Standard Emerald, the company said. With a 6.6-kW photovoltaic array, the house has a HERS index of 20. The 2,670-sq.-ft., five-bedroom house was designed by Granoff Architects and built by Preferred Builders, Inc.The Lawrence Residence in Rowayton, built on a previously developed site near wetlands. Features include Superior Wall foundations, a ground-source heat pump and advanced framing. The firm said much of the existing house was taken apart and given to local charities, and that 91% of construction debris was diverted from landfills and incinerators.