Tim Etter is hard at work preparing for the annual antique show
Tim Etter has been collecting antiques since he was just ten years old. He’s always had a knack for art - which is why he opened his own photography and custom framing business. His interest in preservation and art and his appreciation for history led him directly to the Manlius Historical Society and his new position as office administrator.
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Los Blancos brings its roots’n’blues tunes to the new Bull & Bear in East Syracuse on Friday
For more than a decade-and-a-half, Los Blancos has reigned as the kings of the blues in Central New York, having won dozens of “Best Of” awards from various publications as well as a handful of Syracuse Area Music Awards.
F-M’s Nick Ziobro and CBA alumna Marissa Mulder impress audience with Van Heusen tunes
Sunday’s concert celebrated the work of the late, great melody man Jimmy Van Heusen, but it also heralded the talents of two young vocalists who share the composer’s Syracuse roots and fully appreciate his musical genius. In fact, the shimmering vocals turned in by Nick Ziobro and Marissa Mulder stand as a welcome assurance that the future of American pop music in in good hands. A crowd of more than 300 filled the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel Ballroom at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, for the Van Heusen 100th Birthday Bash presented by CNY Jazz Central.
The Friends of the DeWitt Community Library will be holding an Antiques Library Show on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in ShoppingTown Mall, 2nd level, across from Rite Aid. Allan Storing of the Syracuse Antique Exchange and other dealers will be on hand to verbally appraise your small hand-carried items, or bring pictures and dimensions of larger or fragile items. Each item verbally appraised is $3.00, or two items for $5.00. Tickets will be sold at the event. The appraisal fee helps support the Friends of the DeWitt Community Library which sponsors library programming and special initiatives. Light refreshments will be served. “We’re very excited about this event – think ‘Antiques Roadshow,’” says, Daryl Gonchoroff, DCL Friends’ President. “We’re hoping that community members and library patrons will visit their attics or storage to see what gems they might be able to bring to this event, in this economy every penny counts.” “We encourage folks to find out what their items might be worth,” says Mr. Storing, “because you never know!”
Djug Django swings mightily March 9 at Westcott Center
The Ithaca-based Gypsy swing combo known as Djug Django will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., on Syracuse’s East Side.
Fayetteville shop has vintage and new furniture for all ages
It’s hard not to stop in your tracks and look around when you first set foot in the Canal Barn, which houses Shabby Chic Boutique in Fayetteville. For one thing, the barn is three stories tall and is enormous. It’s home to three small stores at the moment and Shabby Chic is the only one on the second floor. When guests walk upstairs, they are immediately greeted by owner Lisa Hogan and offered a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The classical music playing in the background along with the friendly, casual atmosphere of the Barn encompasses the shopping experience that Hogan has worked hard to create.
Skilled cast fuels unstoppable ‘Streetcar’ at Shoppingtown
Tennessee Williams wrote “A Streetcar Named Desire” 66 years ago, but the play continues to transfix audiences with its unapologetic depiction of a family wracked by secrets and rocked by strife. Set in a lower-class New Orleans flat in the summer of 1947, “Streetcar” pits the “king of the castle,” Stanley Kowalski, against his visiting sister-in-law from Mississippi, Blanche DuBois.
Chris Steinberger starts campaign to raise the money to make it possible
Chris Steinberger may look like your average college freshman, but it’s pretty easy to forget that he’s only 19 years old when he talks about filmmaking. He already had his first experience with fame last year when he and fellow ESM student Matt Pede won $15,000 for their school with their PSA called “Drinking and Texting.” Since graduating in June, Steinberger has started his first year at Onondaga Community College and has written his first full-length film, “Iris”, which he is responsible for directing, producing, editing, composing the score and doing the visual effects. And he’s hoping to raise $6000 by the end of the month to make his dream a reality.
WCNY has launched a new effort aimed at helping local nonprofits. “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” uses the public broadcast station’s many media resources and connections to promote causes near and dear to Central New York residents.
More than 20 years after losing her mother to cancer, Kristin Atkinson is channeling her grief into helping other women. Atkinson of Cicero, Kristin Johnson of Cicero and Tara Polcaro of North Syracuse started The Molly Project as a way to provide comfort to women affected by cancer and their families. Named after Atkinson’s late mother, The Molly Project got its start a year ago when Johnson’s sister called her, looking for a way to help a co-worker with cancer.
Jill Dickey brings local landscapes to life through art
Jill Dickey finds inspiration in the places she knows best. And that’s why many of her paintings are of landscapes around Central New York. Dickey, a Fayetteville native, prefers to paint scenes right here in the Eastern suburbs of Syracuse because she feels a special connection to the area.
Local author brings audio books to life with cast of actors
On Jan. 24, the Jewish Community Center in Dewitt was transformed into a world of unicorns, wizards, and dragons. Nationally- renowned local author Bruce Coville and his team of voice actors from his audio book company, Full Cast Audio, each took on different roles and read aloud short stories for a full auditorium. From preschool age children to elderly couples, the event was a hit for readers of all ages.
When she was an eighth-grader at Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville, Emily Meidenbauer wrote her first novel. The initial chapters of “Right Where My Heart Should Be” were scribbled by hand into the middle-schooler’s spiral notebook. It took her three weeks to finish the 272-page story. That was four years ago. Since then Meidenbauer has penned two sequels to her touching story about a teenager named Eliza and her Aunt Brooke, a talented touring musician. Together, the older woman and her niece overcome tragedy by learning to how to heal and how to keep hope alive. Now a senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Meidenbauer will be among three published authors appearing from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St.; lpl.org.457-0310. Meidenbauer’s second book is “A Little Different,” and her third is titled “Identity.”
There has been a slow, steady and excited buzz permeating Cazenovia in recent weeks that can all be boiled down to the fact that the nationally-known “Fabulous Beekman Boys” — bestselling authors, farmers, entrepreneurs and recent winners of television’s “The Amazing Race” — are coming to town on Saturday, Jan. 26. The two-hour event, sponsored by the Historic Cazenovia Business District committee of the chamber of commerce, will feature Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge giving a special book signing of their “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook” and Kilmer-Purcell’s New York Times best-selling nonfiction book, “The Bucolic Plague: How two Manhattanites became gentleman farmers: An unconventional memoir,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lincklaen House on Albany Street.