Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Car show set for Aug. 9 in North Volney

A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Harborfest advisories issued by police

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In preparation for Harborfest 2014, The Oswego Police Department are announcing the following advisories regarding traffic, pedestrian and general information specific to Harborfest scheduled for July 24 – July 27.

Alcoholic Beverages / Open Container Ordinance – Harborfest is designed to be a fun, family oriented event and we ask all those attending Harborfest to be respectful of others enjoying the festival and to act responsibly. The city of Oswego’s Open Container
Ordinance, which prohibits the possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place, will be strictly enforced throughout this event.

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Fulton boy has lead in Great Rope play

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.
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.  Continue reading

SUNY Oswego offers live event minor

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.
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. Continue reading

Harborfest begins next Thursday; Grand Funk Railroad to perform

A view of a previous fireworks show at Harborfest in Oswego. The show, by Grucci and sponsored by Entergy, begins about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, over Oswego Harbor.
A view of a previous fireworks show at Harborfest in Oswego. The show, by Grucci and sponsored by Entergy, begins about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, over Oswego Harbor.

By Ashley M. Casey

Harborfest is coming to your town, and classic rock band Grand Funk Railroad will be there to help you party it down.

Grand Funk is one of numerous acts gracing the stages at Oswego’s 27th Harborfest, which takes place July 24 through 27 on the shore of Lake Ontario.  Continue reading