The Sterling Renaissance Festival this weekend is honoring the oldest beverage in human history!
Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Rosemary Nesbitt was all about children.
She was a master storyteller, turned classic literature into plays for the stage and enchanted generations. Her legacy lives on in her play “The Great Rope,” about a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan.
Theatrical skills — The SUNY Oswego theatre department will offer a new minor in live event design starting this fall, presenting students in other majors the opportunity to develop skills such as lighting design, stage management, makeup and costuming for live presentations in such careers as business, broadcasting, museums and education. Here, student Jesse Lesnar (center) and theatre department facilities manager Suzayn McKenzie-Roy (right) scale ladders to help with the setup of the Acting Company’s performances in the college’s Waterman Theatre this spring.
SUNY Oswego’s theatre department is offering a new minor in live event design, which can lead to potential careers in lighting, effects, stage management, makeup, sound design and multimedia to enhance special events of all kinds.
By Leon Archer
It’s been an interesting week.
Sweet Thing and I went with Alicia, Nathaniel and Annaliese to Florida. I had some things that needed to be taken care of at our house in Barefoot Bay.
The Finger Lakes Mud Run is scheduled for Sept. 27 beginning at Everest Park on North Road, Auburn.
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Marshall Kise, an instructor for McGrath and Associates Carp Angling Services, wading in Lake Neatahwanta while giving lessons in Tenkara, a fly-fishing technique developed in Japan.
Submitted by Spider Rybaak
From the shoreline, Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton looks like it’s in bad shape.
A slick of blue green algae reaches out from the bank like an undulating coat of cracked paint. The smell is awful.
(I wrote the following to present to my best childhood friend, Tucker, at his 75th birthday party which I attended last week.)