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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival to hold auditions for 2019 season

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival to hold auditions for 2019 season
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival has announced that its annual Auburn auditions will be held Jan. 25-27. Auditions will be held by appointment only. Performers are asked to fill out an appointment request form at fingerlakesmtf.com/auditions. Notice of appointments will be released beginning in early January. There will also be opportunities to audition for the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre touring company.... more

Volunteer firefighters take indoor emergency training in Auburn

Volunteer firefighters take indoor emergency training in Auburn
Volunteer firefighters learned how to deal with the hazards of an interior blaze at a training session in Auburn Saturday. Firefighters from Sennett, Weedsport, Union Springs and other departments underwent training on indoor fires at the Cayuga County Fire Training Tower in Auburn. Volunteers have been in classes to become certified in handling interior fires. Auburn Fire Department Capt. Matt... more

South Seneca production of Up The Down Staircase debuts Friday night

South Seneca production of Up The Down Staircase debuts Friday night
“Hi, Teach!” are the first words to greet attractive Sylvia Barrett. There’s a special happiness in walking into the still-empty classroom and for the first time writing her name on the blackboard. Students pour into the classroom—cautious, testing, challenging. Simultaneously, there’s a blizzard of paperwork, warnings, contradictory orders, indecipherable instructions. Frantic, Sylvia begins to fear she doesn’t even understand the... more

Holiday shopping in full effect at Auburn college craft fair

Holiday shopping in full effect at Auburn college craft fair
Holiday shopping was a success at this year’s 45th annual Holiday Craft Fair at Cayuga County Community College. Over 150 vendors from the Northeast pitched tables, claiming the space in CCC’s main entrance, gym and student lounge for the weekend An especially hearty turnout stopped by the fair Saturday. Ginny Kent, associate director of development and director of alumni affairs... more

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping
Lines stretched out the door are not uncommon this time of year for postal workers as increased gifts and packages are a familiar scene during the holiday rush. Billions of deliveries are expected to be made by mail carriers this holiday season. “People are doing more shopping online than ever before,” said USPS mail carrier David Boal. Beginning next Sunday,... more

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing
Practice, practice, practice. Certainly instruction and practicing is important at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, but performing is also an integral part of the programs offered. “Some 50 performances will take place this academic year to help students build confidence in their ability to practice, rehearse and perform in ways that recognize their potential as individuals,’ according to Donna... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Kevin Bostrom of Bostrom Farms in-studio (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Kevin Bostrom of Bostrom Farms in-studio (podcast)
Bostrom Farms is a butcher shop dedicated to supporting local farmers and providing customers with fresh, high-quality, locally-raised meat. They have a retail store located on Routes 5 and 20 in Stanley, NY, where they offer a full range of delicious pork, beef, and chicken products that you can feel good about sharing with your family and friends. Meet the... more

Blarney Rock Pub, long-time New York City home for Orange fans, has closed

Blarney Rock Pub, long-time New York City home for Orange fans, has closed
The Blarney Rock Pub, for decades the home bar for thousands of Syracuse University sports fans in New York City, appears to have closed. The bar, conveniently located around the corner from Madison Square Garden, seems to have shut down over the weekend, according to several posts on Facebook and other Internet sites. The bar’s web site has been taken down... more
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