Springfield Little Theatre presents ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Lisa Hamaker, Growth Director at Springfield Little Theatre, joined us on “Arts Information” to debate SLT’s new manufacturing of the stage model of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a musical based mostly on Ian Fleming’s novel and the movement image, opening tonight (Friday, January 23) on the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut in Springfield.

We started by noting that there’s all the time a little bit of a disconnect when one sees the names “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a basic kids’s guide, and Ian Fleming, well-known for his Chilly Conflict-era James Bond spy novels, used collectively. (Fleming apparently wrote the guide

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Variety of Quick Observe recipients at OTC doubles in lower than a 12 months

Extra individuals are making the most of the Missouri Quick Observe program at Ozarks Technical Group Faculty.

The variety of Quick Observe recipients at OTC greater than doubled between spring and fall semesters final 12 months.

Quick Observe Workforce Incentive Grants cowl the price of tuition and charges for eligible nontraditional college students pursuing sure applications like nursing, welding, diesel expertise, cyber safety, dental hygiene and extra.

OTC spokesman Mark Miller mentioned Quick Observe, a state program began in 2019, is designed to coach individuals at the least 25-years-old for jobs in excessive demand profession fields in Missouri.

“That is

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$1.2M in tax credit introduced for senior housing on Kalamazoo’s Northside

KALAMAZOO, MI — A partnership to create reasonably priced senior housing in Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood will obtain a $1.26 million enhance in tax credit, the governor’s workplace introduced.

The tax credit will assist pay for the development of 36 items within the first part of a growth at 730 N. Westnedge Ave.

The Kalamazoo undertaking was one in all a number of to obtain low earnings housing tax credit on this spherical of funding introduced Friday by the governor’s workplace.

Hollander Improvement and its subsidiary, Republic Improvement, LLC, plans to develop Zion Place underneath a three way partnership with Mt.

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Faces Behind the Numbers: Joe Falk

It’s been nearly a yr since Linda Falk misplaced her husband.

On the week of what would have been Joe Falk’s 54th birthday, Linda instructed Sense of Group about Joe, and the way she misplaced him, and who he was.

Linda says Joe was beneficiant to a fault. Even when he received sick.

It was late within the second full yr of the pandemic.

‘He was doing higher yesterday’

“We each had COVID,” Linda says. “We would each overworked ourselves by way of Christmas. He was serving to me with items and every kind of issues once I was

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