‘Total Divas’ star Eva Marie and WWE part ways after 4 years

‘Total Divas’ star Eva Marie and WWE part ways after 4 years



” Eva Marie has left WWE after four years with the wrestling entertainment giant.

“Today I’m saying a bittersweet goodbye to @WWE,” she tweeted. Thanks to the entire team, and YOU, my fans, for these 4 years!”

Following her tweet, the Stamford, Conn.-based WWE issued a statement: “Eva Marie and WWE have mutually agreed to contractually part ways … WWE wishes Eva the best in all of her future endeavors.”

Born Natalie Marie Nelson , the  32-year California native was a featured cast member of “Total Divas” for the show’s six seasons.

Marie had served as the manager of The Bella Twins. She wrestled as part of the NXT women’s division and was later part of the SmackDown brand.

Reports surfaced five months ago that WWE would not be renewing her contact, which apparently expired this month.

She last appeared on WWE television in August 2016 before she was suspended for 30 days on Aug. 17, 2016 for her first violation of the company’s Wellness Policy, according to Wrestling Inc.

A fitness model, Marie made her film debut in the movie “Inconceivable” with Nicolas Cage last month.

With a million-dollar kitchen renovation completed, the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge has made two new hires to help direct its restaurant operations.

Fabien Riviere has been signed on as the Inn’s Director of Food and Beverage. Riviere has an extensive resume of work in the hospitality industry here and abroad; his role at the Inn will be to manage all aspects of the property’s restaurant and bar operations.

Chef Jim Corcoran is the Red Lion’s new sous chef, coming to the Inn with experience in New York City and Great Barrington.

Both men will report to Brian Alberg, the Red Lion Inn’s Vice President of Culinary Development.

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On Aug. 23, the Munich Haus Restaurant in Chicopee will once again be holding a Clam Bake event.

Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., the clambake will feature a steamed lobster as well as clam strips, fried chicken, red bliss potatoes, fresh corn, and house-made salads. A Vienna-style pastry table will serve as dessert.

Tickets are $21.95 and should be purchased in advance. Contact the Munich Haus at (413) 594-8788.

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The Residential Dining Services department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has once again earned bragging rights as the nation’s top-ranked college food service operation.

Last month, for the second year in a row, the Princeton Review awarded the UMass food service operation its number one ranking for college dining operations. Princeton Review’s 2018 rankings were the product of a survey of 137,000 students who evaluated institutions of higher education on a host of academic and life style criteria.

Much of the credit for UMass’s ascendancy goes to Ken Toong, currently the University’s executive director of Auxiliary Services. Widely recognized throughout the food service industry for his ability to innovative, Toong has spent much of his career building the UMass dining program into what it is today.

The 2018 edition of Princeton Review went on sale Aug. 1; information about the Review’s rankings can also be found at princetonreview.com

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On Monday, Aug. 14, the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge will be hosting its next Publick House Cooks for Community Organizations event.

The menu will be a turkey feast, complete with turkey, cornbread-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, and cranberry sauce.

Two seatings are available, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with salad, dessert, and beverage included in the $14 adult donation.

Contact the Publick House at (508) 347-3313 for more details.

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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is hosting a Farm-to-Table Dinner at Mountain View Farm in Easthampton on Aug. 20.

Scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., the open-air event will be catered by Wheelhouse Farm Truck and Catering; the menu will be built around ingredients sourced from that organic-certified farm.

Included in the evening’s agenda is a tour of the farm and a discussion surrounding the role that local farms play in feeding those in need through partnerships with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Tickets to the event are $80 plus a $4.99 Eventbrite.com processing fee; proceeds benefit the Food Bank’s programs. Additional information and a link to Eventbrite.com can be found at  ”

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